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Research Scientist

The Washington National Primate Research Center – Bioengineering Core has an outstanding opportunity for a 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 their campuses, in their 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 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
• Responsibility for directing others: Monitors the work of interns or other staff in the completion of skilled tasks assigned to them.
• Make substantial contributions to determine feasibility of goals and objectives.

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.

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