Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine. The department now employs 900 people who work at the award-winning University of Washington Medical Center (ranked among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report), Harborview Medical Center (the region's only Level I Trauma center, known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally- and medically- vulnerable populations.), and many other clinical and research facilities in the area. The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement and natural beauty.
UW Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100%), day shift, CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 1. The person in this role will work under direct supervision in the Molecular Virology Laboratory, Virology Division, Department of Laboratory Medicine, to support testing on samples from research projects.
Additional duties will include: check in and inventory samples received, log in sample information into laboratory database, maintain the freezer inventory, retrieve and prepare samples for testing, return samples, prepare study reagents, organize documents and keep records.
Understand multiple research study protocols for sample prepping and processing
Use equipment such as: centrifuges, pipets, balances, freezers
Verify sample identities against manifest and requisitions. Identify discrepancies and work with sending laboratories to resolve identified issues
Log individual incoming samples into laboratory database
Enter test results into laboratory database
Store samples appropriately according to the sample types and study needs
Prep samples to obtain serum, plasma, PBMCs or other derivative samples as required by each specific study protocol in compliance with the appropriate SOP and LPC
Maintain sample inventory in the freezers and room temperature storage area
Maintain freezer temperature logs and records
Retrieve and return samples from freezers and room temperature storage area according to the SOP
Retrieve and organize samples according to the batch files and plate maps
Send out pipets for calibration and maintain the records
Enter reagent usage data
Enter the laboratory deviation reports
Demonstrates techniques and shares practical knowledge as needed with students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, visiting scientists and new employees
Maintains competency and keeps job knowledge current
Follows policies/protocols in carrying out job responsibilities
Perform other duties as required
Requirements: High school graduation or equivalent AND one year of chemical, clinical, or public health laboratory experience, OR completion of a laboratory assistant course approved by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, OR equivalent education/experience.
Knowledge of procedures for handling biohazardous material
Skilled in Microsoft Office programs (Word and Excel)
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.