[ES_JOBS_NET] Dalhousie University Health and Environments Research Centre Laboratory Project Manager

Rachel Chang rachel.yw.chang at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 10:31:47 MDT 2014

Health and Environments Research Centre (HERC) is a newly established
sophisticated research facility for the study of
environmental exposures that affect human health which is part of a
national collaboration, the Canadian Aerosol
Research Network (CARN). The HERC Laboratory is located in the new Life
Sciences Research Institute (LSRI) on the
Faculty of Medicine campus at Dalhousie University. We are seeking a HERC
Laboratory Project Manager with strong
technical capabilities in air quality monitoring and in personal exposure
assessment methods. The successful candidate
will have responsibilities for overseeing and managing operations of the
HERC Laboratory aerosol sampling suite,
including the latest, advanced air quality field equipment (Ambient Metals
Monitor, Aerosol Chemical Speciation
Monitor, Multi-Gas Air Quality Monitors-Airpointers, Ultrafine Particle
Monitor, Total Nitrous Oxides Analyzer, Beta
Attenuation Monitor, Sequential Particulate Sampler Partisol etc.) and
personal monitoring equipment.

Reporting to HERC Laboratory Director, the Project Manager will 1) operate
and maintain air quality and exposure
monitoring equipment in the HERC Laboratory and in the field; 2) coordinate
laboratory project activities and reports; 3)
provide training and supervision to researchers and students on HERC field
equipment; 4) manage laboratory maintenance
and financial reporting as required.

Key Responsibilities:
* Advise HERC team on technical aspects of equipment and air quality
monitoring and assessments.
* Oversee and conduct environmental field research under the direction of
the HERC Laboratory Director.
* Operate, calibrate and perform routine maintenance on HERC Lab field
* Coordinate regular QA/QC on field equipment and operations according to
* Provide appropriate full technical support for field equipment in a
timely manner as needed.
* Manage the budget, purchase, equipment maintenance requests, and shipments
* Report to designated university/departmental financial administrators as
* Respond to client Request for Proposals, review technical reports,
provide group development and direction.
* Assist in the publication of research findings with HERC Lab members or
collaborators as needed.

A Masters in Atmospheric Chemistry, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental
Engineering or a related field is required.
Professional experience (or equivalent technical experience) working in an
Environmental Monitoring Field or related lab
is required with demonstrated effective experience managing air quality
monitoring equipment. The candidate should
possess excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and the
ability to speak confidently with and understand
the needs of the research user community as a team member. The candidate
should be able to work independently with
minimal supervision and direction and must be willing to work flexible
hours as necessary. Previous supervisory
experience is a plus. Recent experience in a research-related environment,
familiarity with research grant submissions,
academic settings and national granting council's procedures would be
considered important assets. The candidate will
conduct day to day operations in the HERC Laboratory within a regular
schedule. This is a professional position which
involves a demonstrated commitment to completion of the work required and
flexibility in working hours. Occasional
travel to meet with our collaborating university partners and other
stakeholders may be required.

The position term will be determined by the contract negotiated between the
candidate and the HERC Laboratory
Director. As this is a grant paid position, the duration is in part
determined by the continued availability of funding. This
is a full time position. The candidate will be based in the Department of
Community Health and Epidemiology in the
Faculty of Medicine.

The successful candidate will be competitively funded with salary and
benefits commensurate with experience and
qualifications. Applicants should provide a cover letter summarizing
technical skills and experience, a detailed CV and
the names of three professional references by email to HERC Laboratory
Director, Dr. Jong Sung Kim at jskim at dal.ca.
Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer.
The University encourages
applications from qualified Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability,
racially visible persons and women. For
more information, visit the Employment Equity website at:
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