Job Description

The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) is one of the largest academic units on the UW Seattle campus, employing over 1400 tenure-track and research faculty, in 43 departments and centers, and generating an average $120 million dollars in sponsored research each year. CAS is comprised of 4 major divisions – Arts, Humanities, Social Science and Natural Science – whose cutting-edge research spans from malaria treatment to solar energy to human rights.  CAS is home to diverse music, art, drama, dance, digital arts academic units and degrees, and runs one performance hall (Meany) and two major museums (Henry Art and Burke).  CAS academic programs support more than 22,000 undergraduates and 2600 graduate students. The College occupies over 1 million square feet of space spread across campus and off-campus facilities in more than 50 buildings. 

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.

The UW Department of Biology has an exciting opportunity for a Program Operations Specialist.

The Life Sciences Building (part of the Life Sciences Complex that includes a modern Greenhouse) is a state-of-the-art environment for modern-age research and teaching at the UW, enabling us to prepare the next generation of scientists and industry leaders while catalyzing boundless scientific enterprise.

Position Purpose

This position provides management and oversight of the UW Biology Department’s Life Sciences Building shared lab spaces and shared equipment recharge center in order to meet the research and instructional needs of approximately 100 faculty and postdoctoral fellows, 100 staff, and approximately 100 graduate students in faculty labs. This is a position that will involve high interaction with all levels of Department personnel.

This position will have oversight and coordination of shared spaces, growth chamber assignment, and departmental policies and procedures regarding lab operations in LSB. This position will collaborate with department leadership to assess feasibility of a shared equipment and services recharge center for LSB.

The ideal candidate for this position is able to complete a wide range of diverse tasks using administrative, computer, electrical/electronic, mechanical and safety skills with minimal supervision. Success requires the ability to work independently as well as a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse population of personnel, including faculty, staff, graduate students, undergraduate students, facilities services staff, external contractors and subcontractors, and external equipment vendors.


LSB facilities management (50%)

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