[ES_JOBS_NET] Job Posting for Rsch Scientist Assoc IV (Lab Manager for Core Analytical Facilities)

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sun Apr 12 14:59:22 MDT 2015

Date:    Wed, 8 Apr 2015 10:55:42 -0400
From:    =?windows-1252?Q?Amber_Hardison?= <amber.hardison at UTEXAS.EDU>
Subject: Job Posting for Rsch Scientist Assoc IV (Lab Manager for Core
Analytical Facilities)

The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute in Port Arans=
Texas has an opening for a Research Scientist Associate IV (Lab Manager f=
Core Analytical Facilities) =96 Posting # 15-03-31-01-4208

Salary range starting at $55,000/yr depending on qualifications

40 hours per week

Position begins September 1, 2015=20

Purpose of the position: To serve as analytical chemist and manager for a=

state-of-the-art analytical instrument facility at the University of Texa=
at Austin Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas.  Responsible f=
overseeing all aspects of scheduling, operating and maintaining core
analytical instrumentation and training other users.=20

Essential Functions:
(1) Provide direction, supervise, operate and maintain institutional core=

analytical laboratory including setup, calibration, quality control, and
routine sample analysis.  Equipment in the core laboratory includes two
isotope ratio mass spectrometers, an elemental analyzer, a total organic
carbon/total nitrogen analyzer, and planned tandem mass spectrometer. The=

lab manager will also oversee shared instrumentation in other laboratorie=
on campus. 40%
(2) Provide training to certify user competency for instrument use.
Development and review of quality assurance plan and control procedures
including a scheduling system for user access to instruments. Development=

and refining of new methodologies for unique marine samples. Development =
review of laboratory health and safety plans, hazard communication.
Budgeting, ordering and inventory of expendable and durable laboratory
supplies required for core laboratory. 30%
(3) Collaborate as co-principal investigator with faculty, postdoctoral
students and other scientific staff in the development of research propos=
that require core instrument data, methods development and/or sample
analysis. Maintain accurate records, backups and filing system for all da=
and QC. Insure accurate entry or transfer of data into LIMS including
linking of GC data system. 20%
(4) Serve as analytical chemistry expert and resource for communications
between funding agencies and the research unit. 10%

Marginal/Incidental functions: Other related functions as assigned.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must
provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of
residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver'=
License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.=20
Required qualifications: Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry or related
field and two years of experience in the operation, maintenance, and qual=
control for analytical instruments such as those described in the essenti=
functions.  Alternatively, a master's degree in analytical chemistry or
related field and four years of experience as stated above.=20=20

Position requires a high degree of organizational and communication skill=
and experience  training others in instrumental analysis; writing clear
operational protocols and procedures; instrument trouble shooting; managi=
sample inventories; and compliance with laboratory safety.

Preferred qualifications: Experience as a supervisor in a mass spectromet=
core facility setting or other laboratory environment with demonstrated
success in lab management and scientific output. Experience teaching staf=
or students in the use of mass spectrometry instrumentation and analysis.=

Working conditions: May work in extreme temperatures May work around
chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around=

biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and
mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of
manual dexterity Lifting and moving.=20

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) unde=
consideration for this position.=20

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Tex=
(TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at le=
135 days in length.=20

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a=

commitment to diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will rece=
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. (Compliant wi=
the new VEVRAA and Section 503 Rules)=20

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment
Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present
acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorizatio=
to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later tha=
the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of
employment at the university.=20

To apply: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/150331014208=20=
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