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College of the Environment has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist Engineer 1.The Gagnon Lab at the University of Washington uses a geochemical approach to study biomineralization in marine organisms. This research involves raising marine invertebrates in aquaria under controlled conditions, microscopy, and chemical analysis using plasma-source mass spectrometry or other analytical techniques. Some projects in the research group also have a field component, either to collect samples or to collect specimens.
Under limited supervision the employee will be responsible for aquarium management including: maintain the lab's aquarium; help test and install new aquaria; analyze aquarium conditions/chemistry; maintain records of the aquarium.
The employee will support the operations of a new mass spectrometry facility with its associated clean room; build accessories for scientific equipment including using 3-D printing and/or machining for rapid prototyping; analyze seawater DIC, alkalinity, and associated chemical parameters of seawater.
The employee will support research in the field (both domestic and foreign) as a member of a team guided by senior scientists. This will include participation in pre-departure preparations (buying and organizing supplies; packing field gear; shipping gear to the field destination); traveling to the field site; assisting with establishment of the research program onsite; collecting samples and storing and packing samples for shipment back to the lab.
Additional responsibilities include maintaining lab records, helping to train new users for routine tasks, purchasing supplies, and lab/instrument upkeep.
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Bachelor's degree in Oceanography or related field with at least one year of relevant experience.
Valid driver's license. Ability to travel internationally.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
The candidate should be detail oriented, be easy to work with, highly motivated, and interested in mastering new techniques. Ability to operate a forklift is a plus.
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