Laboratory Technician, Holtgrieve Ecosystem Ecology Lab (HEEL) (Seattle, WA); part-time

Job Title

Laboratory Technician


Dr. Gordon Holtgrieve,
Julia Hart,
Megan Feddern,

Job Description

The Holtgrieve Ecosystem Ecology Laboratory (HEEL) has an excellent opportunity for a part-time laboratory technician during summer 2018.  We are seeking a reliable and motivated undergraduate or recent graduate to assist with various laboratory organization, sample processing, and data entry tasks.  For more information about the research happening in the HEEL lab, please check out our website:

This position is located at the School of Aquatic Science and Fisheries (SAFS) on the UW-Seattle campus, 1122 NE Boat Street, Seattle, WA 98195.

Responsibilities (Training Provided)

  • Assist in the extraction and processing of amino acids and/or fatty acids from biologic material, a two-day protocol requiring excellent attention to detail
  • Pack biological samples for bulk isotope analysis
  • Perform various laboratory tasks to ensure continuation of day-to-day laboratory operations, including chemical processing of biological samples, sample organization, and routine laboratory maintenance tasks
  • Maintain detailed datasheets and assist with data entry
  • Possibility to assist graduate students in aquatic field work in Washington state
  • Work safely and independently in a laboratory setting
  • Maintain positive lines of communication with supervisor, lab PI, and graduate students


  • College-level general science coursework, including biology and chemistry (organic chemistry preferred)
  • General interest in aquatic ecology, fishery science, biology, environmental science
  • Reliable, hard-working, and self-motivated
  • Exceptional organization skills and a fondness for label-makers
  • Experience working in a laboratory setting through coursework and/or previous experience


Number of Positions: 1
Hours per week: 20
Start date: 15 June 2018
End date: 15 September 2018, with possibility of extension into the school year
Pay: $16/hour