LAB OPERATIONS AND ANALYSES (55%)
- Train users in equipment operation and laboratory techniques, explain and demonstrates technology and equipment capabilities, operations, limitations and outcomes.
- Maintain and upgrade existing equipment. Coordinate service with manufacturer service personnel, as needed. Utilize own skills or rely on service contracts. Work with Facilities Manager on infrastructure repairs (Chillers, HVAC, electrical, etc. ).
- Acquire data for users who have limited or advance analytical requirements and cannot produce/procure data on their own.
- Consult with users to refine or adapt methodologies to fit specific experiment requirements, and collaborate in the development of new techniques.
LAB ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION (45%)
- Supervise 0.25 FTE graduate student research assistant and 0.5 FTE research laboratory specialist senior.
- Maintain record(s) of lab use for billing users on recharge accounts (internal), sales invoices (outside) and for summarizing lab activities annually. Oversee facility budget, including expenses and recharge rates. Identify and address instrumental use issues to maximize facility efficiency and ensure financial health and sustainability.
- Maintain on-line scheduling website for remote sign-up and lab access database for programmable door lock. Monitor and requisition lab supplies.
- Provide guidance to EMAL executive committee for long range planning, including new instrument acquisition. Maintain working knowledge of state of the art analytical instrument capability. Prepare annual reports for EMAL executive committee and for the College of LS&A.
Master's degree with research interest in geological and environmental sciences; 3 to 5 years relevant technical experience including demonstrated expertise in electron microbeam techniques, previous supervisory and administrative experience.
PhD with research interest in geological and environmental sciences with 5 or more years relevant technical experience. Expertise in operating and training users on scientific instruments such as electron microprobe analyzer, SEM, XRD, etc.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
This position will be vacated on May 12, 2017. Department will consider an under-fill candidate with the following qualification: Bachelor's degree with research interest in geological and environmental sciences and 1 to 3 years relevant technical experience. Position will be posted at 100% effort; however, consideration for a combination position of a Lab Manager (75% effort) and Research Scientist (25%) for exceptionally qualified candidates.
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