UW - RESEARCH SCIENTIST

University of Washington


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  • Seattle Campus
    University of Washington
    Oct 1, 2018

RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Req #:

158848

Department:

NATIONAL PRIMATE CENTER – BUFFALO LAB

Job Location:

Seattle Campus

Posting Date:

08/06/2018 

Closing Info:

Open Until Filled 

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with experience and education 

Shift:

First Shift 

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. 

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years.  

The Washington National Primate Research Center – Bioengineering Core has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist.  

The lab is seeking someone who independently evaluates, selects and applies standard scientific or engineering procedures and techniques to assignments of moderate complexity, involving potentially conflicting design requirements, unavailability of materials or processes. This role is best filled by a person who seeks continual improvement of work practices from experience with moderate-sized projects; develops extensions to existing methods and protocols. Performance at this level requires developmental experience in a professional position. 

The Research Scientist may work under limited guidance; receive broad specifications on assignment objectives and possible solutions. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 
• Design and implement sophisticated instruments for experimental measurements and control in a biomedical environment. 
• Work with scientists and other biomedical staff to realize their instrumentation needs, consistent with technical and economic constraints. 
• Provide accurate cost estimates. 
• Provide technical assistance and training; identify problems and related technical issues leading to effective solutions; identify technical approaches for solving problems and meeting researcher needs. 
• Design multi-layer circuit boards. Trouble shoot digital and analog circuitry. 
• Program embedded microprocessors. 
• Manage projects of moderate size and scope 
• Make substantial contributions to determine feasibility of goals and objectives. 

Responsibility for directing others: Monitors the work of interns or other staff in the completion of skilled tasks assigned to them. 

REQUIREMENTS: 
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or related field. 
• Three or more years of experience in a related area or equivalent combination of education/experience. 
• Advanced technical expertise; broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of electronic instrumentation. 

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. 

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. 

 

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Application Process: 
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The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or [email protected].