UCSF is seeking an independent and self-motivated recent graduate or masters student with strong science coursework and some working knowledge of building resource conservation and waste diversion. This position will require the individual to work independently, be respectful of the research and education mission, engage and educate staff and students at multiple events, visit staff in their work environment and encourage behavior change to reduce environmental impact of waste.
The role will include Perio-Operative observation of waste generation and materials utilization to include waste analysis, sorting, recording, trending, of waste generated in the Perio-Op area. Observation of materials utilization may require following patients from pre-op, surgery, and post-op. Observation of materials and waste generated in the Peri-Op and followed to loading dock for final disposition. Work may require full PPE to handle and sort waste and data collection as to the types and volume of waste generated. Data collection would be analyzed to identify the opportunities for highest priority for cost savings and waste reduction. Implementation may require education, coordination, understanding of processes, training, and other related duties.
This position is estimated to run mid-April through September with the possibility of extending another 10 months.
From heart disease and immunology to specialty services for women and children, UCSF brings together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, HIV/AIDS, aging and stem cell research. UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, all four of our professional schools — dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy — and many UCSF graduate programs consistently rank among the best in the country, according to the latest surveys by U.S. News & World Report. Help support the UCSF 's mission of Advancing Health Worldwide, by supporting our efforts to reduce carbon emissions, water and waste, all of which have impact on human health.