University of Washington | Seattle, WA

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Posted: August 31, 2019 2019-08-31T12:04:43.155931+00:00

Req #: 170176
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 07/31/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 
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 College of the Environment fosters existing and new collaborations between outstanding faculty, staff and students who are engaged in the study of: the solar system and Earth’s dynamic land, water and atmosphere; the development and application of environmental engineering and technological advances; and the impact of policy and human actions on the environment, and the management of natural resources.

The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) is dedicated to sustaining healthy marine and freshwater environments. Our school comprises one of the largest and most diverse academic aquatic and fisheries sciences program in the United States. Our faculty conduct innovative research from the organism to the ecosystem scale, and are recognized leaders in aquatic biology, sustainable fisheries management, and aquatic resource conservation.

The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences values the strengths and professional experience that students, faculty, and staff bring to our community. We are committed to providing excellent education to all of our students, regardless of their race, gender, class, nationality, physical ability, religion, age, or sexual orientation. We are proud of the different roles that our students, staff, and faculty play in the community of the School and in the College of the Environment. We recognize that science is richer and the SAFS community is more vibrant when a diverse group of people participate the SAFS community.

The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist Engineer Assistant.  The person in this position will function as an entry-level biologist providing fishery research support in a team whose main task is the investigation of fish trophic interactions in the North Pacific and defining the management implications of the interactions. This research is accomplished mainly through large-scale collection of fish stomachs aboard research vessels, the subsequent stomach analysis in the lab utilizing dissecting microscopes and knowledge of marine fish and invertebrate taxonomy, and the incorporation of the resulting data into a fish food habits data base. The database is subjected to analyses that provide predation mortality estimates of commercial fishes and other data of interest to management and other research programs.

Responsibilities include:

·         Taxonomically identify stomach contents of marine fish and entry of stomach data via an online computer form.

·         Participate in research cruises.

·         Maintain records and quality control of food habits collections and laboratory analysis.

·         Assist in report preparation of research results.

·         Maintain and update prey specimen collection.

·         Develop new keys and identification methods.

·         Investigate new technologies for food habits research.

·         Assist project leader with collection of literature relevant to fish physiology, collection of field samples.

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

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Marine Fishes, Invertebrate Zoology, or related field. 1-3 Months experience with taxonomically identification of stomach contents of marine fish.

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

Desired Requirements:

Experience with Microsoft Suite, Excel/Spreadsheets.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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

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