Research Position available in Hydro-biogeochemistry Group

The Neumann Lab is seeking a research assistant to participate in an exciting project investigating the fine-scale dynamics of methylmercury production in soil surrounding rice roots (i.e., the rice rhizosphere). Methylmercury (MeHg) is a bioaccumulative and neurotoxic chemical. Methylmercury production in the rhizosphere affects MeHg concentrations in rice grain, and thus impacts human health. The goal of the project is to gain knowledge needed to inform agricultural strategies that minimize MeHg contamination of rice grain.

See the attached document for more information about the position and how to apply: Job Announcement for research assistant_Nov2017

RA Appointment in Environmental Engineering

Dr. Heidi Gough’s research team is seeking a master’s thesis student to join them beginning immediately (November 15, 2016) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Washington. The student will work with local and regional stake holder to address questions about the potential impacts of wastewater from recreational boats on municipal wastewater treatment plants in Washington (San Juan Islands) and Oregon State (Columbia River).

Specific duties include: i) Literature search and summary, ii) Boat waste sample collection and characterization, and iii) Experimental bench work to test for potentially inhibitory components of boat wastewater. The successful candidate must be a current Master’s Student at the University of Washington in environmental engineering or a similar field, must be willing to commit to a 2 year Research Assistant appointment, and must be detail oriented, organized, and have strong written and spoken communication skills. The successful candidate will be expected to work independently on wastewater research (training will be provided), develop experiments, collect boat waste and wastewater treatment plant samples, collate data, prepare reports and presentations for stakeholders, and fulfill the requirements for a Master’s Degree at the University.

The position will be paid hourly through the end of the fall term, and will begin as an RA appointment in January 2017.

Interested students should forward (1) a statement of interest, and (2) unofficial UW transcripts to Please use the phrase “Boat Waste” in the email subject heading.

Research Assistant Position with TASCHA (Fall Quarter 2016)

Technology & Social Change GroupThe University of Washington Information School’s Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) has an outstanding opportunity for a student to provide key support to TASCHA’s research communications activities.

The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School explores the design, use, and effects of information and communication technologies in communities facing social and economic challenges. With experience in over 50 countries, TASCHA brings together a multidisciplinary network of researchers, practitioners, and policy experts to advance knowledge, create public resources, and improve policy and program design. Our purpose? To spark innovation and opportunities for those who need it most.

The student in this position will play an integral role by working directly with TASCHA’s Communications Specialist, along with the leadership and researchers at TASCHA. The student will have an opportunity to learn more about TASCHA’s research, the areas we work in, and to provide communications support to the TASCHA team. As we want this to be a mutually beneficial role, TASCHA’s Communications Specialist will work with the student to identify and nurture their interests and goals in working at TASCHA, while still getting the important support needed to communicate our work effectively.

  • Position Title: Research Assistant- Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA)
  • Location: The Information School, UW – Bloedel Hall
  • Start Date: Autumn Quarter 2016- preferably 9/16/16, no later than 10/1/16
  • End Date: 12/15/16 with possibility of extension
  • Deadline to Apply: This position is open until filled. Priority will be given to applicants that apply before 9/1/16. This position will average 20 hours per week.

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Graduate Student Research Assistant

Looking for an RA position? Read on to learn more! 

Department: Office for the Advancement of Engineering Teaching & Learning (ET&L), College of Engineering

Date Available: September 16, 2016

General Duties/Description: The mission of ET&L is to improve teaching and learning in the UW College of Engineering. ET&L’s instructional services provide diverse development opportunities tailored to the needs of engineering faculty. The successful candidate will help support the instructional development activities of our office. This person will work with the Director and other instructional development staff, with primary responsibilities including collecting, analyzing, and inputting formative assessment data. They may also be involved in developing electronic and paper teaching resources for engineering faculty, researching teaching issues, aiding in designing workshops on teaching issues, developing assessment plans and syllabi, and preparing related publications, including presentation materials and curricula. This person may also have some design and maintenance responsibilities for the ET&L formative assessment database and work to develop its functionality as a teaching resource.

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Winter 2016 – TA Needed

TA needed for CEE 291 – AutoCAD

TA duties would include holding regularly scheduled office hours, grading homework assignments, and answering occasional student emails.

Instructor: Tom Le

To apply for the TA position for CEE 291, please email with the following:

  • Name
  • Experience with AutoCAD (work/internship experience, completion of CEE 291 or any other AutoCAD courses)
  • Any additional related background information

Asian Languages and Literature TA Application Workshop

Are you applying to become, or are already, a graduate student as of autumn quarter 2016? Looking for funding via a teaching assistantship? Read on to learn about opportunities to TA, and an upcoming TA Application Workshop via the Department of Asian Languages and Literature: 

TA Application Workshop: For Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, and Korean Language Programs

  • When: Friday, November 20th
  • Time: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Savery Hall Rm. 156

The Department of Asian Languages & Literature is looking for prospective Teaching Assistants who can teach Asian languages (Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, or Korean language courses) for the 2016-2017 academic year. Our Academic Counselor and Faculty members will explain the TA application process for each language program.

This is a great opportunity to get your application questions answered and meet with faculty in the program.

For more information about the TA positions, CLICK HERE. Or, feel free to email The application materials can be found by clicking on the above link. Deadline for applications is January 11, 2016. 

**These positions are for Graduate Students only. 

IJAIET Call for Papers!

The International Journal of Advanced Information in Engineering & Technology (IJAIET) is now accepting  paper submissions for possible publication. Read on to learn how to submit your paper and the deadline for submission: 

International Journal of Advanced Information in Engineering and Technology is an open access, specialized, peer-reviewed, and interdisciplinary journal that focuses on research, development and application within the fields of innovation, engineering, science and technology. Publishing 12 times per year, it tries to give its contribution for enhancement of research studies. For more information about the journal click here.

Paper Submission Deadline: 21st October, 2015

Acceptance Notification: Two weeks of submission

Online Publication: 1st November, 2015

Accepted papers are available freely with online full-text content upon receiving the final versions, and will be indexed at major academic databases. The acceptance rate of the journal is 50%. All articles are sent for blind peer review, with a very fast and without delay review procedure (within approximately two weeks of submission).

Submission Requirements: Contributions must be original, not previously or simultaneously published elsewhere. Submitted papers should strictly follow the format of IJAIET Template Format. Submissions are accepted through the online submission system or via e-mail (

Help with Writing

Writing Circles for Long-Term Projects

For many, working on a long-term project can be an unfamiliar, isolating, and daunting process. So, we are proud to open a shared space, once a week on Fridays, 12:30-3pm at the Research Commons (Green A), for students with the primary goal of writing and sharing strategies together. We welcome projects such as dissertations, Master’s theses, research proposals, journal articles, and creative writing.

This space will be facilitated by OWRC graduate tutors; at the start of each session we will set individual writing goals and, at the end, we will check-in to debrief about the day’s writing process and set goals for the week. Secondary goals will be generated with participants and there will be a graduate tutor available to discuss writing strategies. Regular participation is strongly encouraged, but you are free to drop-in.

If you any questions contact Ben Hole ( or Yasi Naraghi (

Research Assistant Position with Department of Urban Design & Planning

Looking for a Research Assistant position? Do you have a strong background in statistics? If so, read on to learn more about this position with the Department of Urban Design and Planning. This is the ideal position for a doctoral student interested in interdisciplinary

Job Overview:

  • Position Title: Graduate Student Research Assistant (50% FTE)
  • Supervising Faculty: Marina Alberti
  • Hours per Week: 20 (50% FTE)
  • Employment Period: ASAP until 6/15/2016
  • Minimum Education Required:  Degree in Statistics, Biostatistics,
    Epidemiology or other relevant area. Enrolled in a PhD Program.
  • To Apply: Please send your curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation to Marina Alberti, Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington Box 355740, Seattle, Washington 98195-5740.
  • Questions?  Email Marina Alberti at
  • Deadline: Submit your application materials by Sept. 30th, 2015, by 5:00 pm PST

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Graduate Student Service Appointments with the UW Honors Program

Looking for funding? Read on for more information: 

General Description:

The Honors Program is seeking to hire two graduate students for graduate student service appointments during Winter Quarter 2016. These positions offer a valuable hands-on opportunity to participate with higher education professionals in the review of undergraduate freshmen applications to the Honors Program for Autumn Quarter 2016. It is an excellent chance for graduate students interested in higher education to learn more about the evaluation process.

Job Overview:

  • Location: UW Campus
  • Closing Date: October 9, 2015
  • Salary:  Tuition plus standard salary commensurate with student standing
  • Notification: Those accepted will be notified by November 13
  • Requirements: Must be enrolled in a tuition-based program in the UW Graduate School for at least 10 credits during Winter Quarter 2016. Those in fee-based programs or self-sustaining are welcome to apply but will not be eligible to receive tuition.
  • To Apply: Submit resume and a letter addressing several questions, listed on the job posting (below)

A detailed position description can be found on the UW Hires System under Requisition #: 124978