[ES_JOBS_NET] Analytical Chemist Lab Manager at the University of Michigan Biological Station

Jennifer Croskrey jcroskr at umich.edu
Tue Aug 19 12:47:17 MDT 2014

   *Analytical Chemist Lab Manager at the University of Michigan Biological
 The University of Michigan Biological Station
<http://www.lsa.umich.edu/umbs/> (UMBS) seeks to hire a year round
Analytical Chemist to manage a full-service analytical chemistry laboratory
facility at our Douglas Lake facility in Pellston, Michigan.  The UMBS,
established in 1909, is one of the oldest, continuously running research
field stations in the country.  It offers 15-20 credit bearing courses
annually, fosters undergraduate and graduate student research, and hosts
interdisciplinary research on biosphere-climate interactions, biodiversity,
field ecology and organismal biology.

 The Analytical Chemist Lab Manager plays an important role within the
Biological Station community by providing year-round quality analyses and
advice and ensuring the safety of the analytical laboratory for hundreds of
students enrolled in courses, graduate students and researchers each year.

Provide analytical support for on-site students, faculty and researchers.
Sample matrices include soils, plants, water and animal tissue.  Provide
critical evaluation of methods and implement new methods as needed.
Prepare and run samples and standards following established protocols.
Manage quality control records of all laboratory procedures.  Ensure all
analytical instrumentation is functioning properly and repair as needed.

Serve as an advisor and consultant to students and research community
regarding experimental design, sample collection and chemical analysis.
Collaborate with UMBS investigators to design and conduct research
projects.  Train students to use lab equipment and supervise a summer
laboratory assistant.

Work directly with University of Michigan Department of Occupational Safety
and Environmental Health (OSEH) to ensure compliance with safety and health
inspection of Biological Station laboratory facilities.  This annual
inspection focuses on operational and personnel safety practices, general
safety, waste disposal, training and equipment use.  Serve as the
designated Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) for the unit.  Manage and
document the safety training program for all researchers and students who
use the facilities.

*Departmental Qualifications*
Must have a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in chemistry or one of
the environmental sciences and 1-3 years related experience.  A working
knowledge of flow type analyzers, combustion analyzers and stable isotope
mass specs is required.

*Desired Qualifications*
The ideal candidate should have strong analytical chemistry skills,
patience, be detail oriented, and able to communicate clearly.

*How to Apply*
Applicants must apply through the UM Jobs website at www.umjobs.org to job
posting number* 99931 *(
Please include a cover letter as the first page of your resume.   Contact
Karie Slavik, UMBS Associate Director with any questions (slavik at umich.edu
or 734-763-4462).
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