[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Associate -- Cory Lab, Univ Michigan

Becca Barnes becca.barnes at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 14:52:35 MST 2015


A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should
be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should
address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and
experience that directly relate to this position.
Job Summary

The Aquatic Geochemistry Laboratory in the Department of Earth and
Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan requires a research
lab technician to conduct research and oversee lab operations. This
position involves laboratory and field work as well as data analysis in
Microsoft, SAS, and Matlab.

Collect and analyze water and soil samples for biogeochemical studies
including field work in remote areas.

Analyze water samples including chemical, photochemical and biological
characterization, followed by entry of data into a computer database.

Maintain laboratory records (notebooks and protocols).

Supervise undergraduate students analyzing water samples.
Required Qualifications*

A suitable candidate should possess a Bachelor's degree in a natural
science discipline such as chemistry, biology, geology or environmental
sciences. Must be able to effectively translate, adapt and apply this
knowledge. Must show evidence of skill in data entry (i.e., Microsoft
excel) and analysis including basic statistics.

This position requires moderately strenuous field work in the Arctic
(hiking with full packs over tundra) and in occasionally inclement weather.
This position requires 10-12 weeks during the summer to be spent in Alaska
at a remote field site.
Desired Qualifications*

General research fieldwork experience. Experience collecting water samples
along with a demonstrated ability to analyze trace constituents in these
samples. Experience using the following instruments, analyses, or software:
UV-vis spectrophotometer, fluorometer, HPLC, mass spectrometry, ICP,
analysis of aquatic FDOM, TOC, DIC, oxygen, nutrients, trace metals, Matlab.
Work Schedule

Summer field work in Alaska will be performed Monday-Saturday; 40-60 hours
per week.
Ann Arbor lab work will usually be performed between 8-5, Monday - Friday
for 20-40 hours per week.
Additional Information

Compensation will be in the range of $10-$15 per hour, commensurate with
qualifications. This posting is for a University of MIchigan temporary
employee position. Temporary employment may be full or part-time, but in
either case, is limited in duration. This position is considered non-exempt
under FLSA.
Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates
upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party
administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be
performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Contact Information

The facility is under the direction of Dr. Rose Cory. Questions regarding
the position should be sent to rmcory at umich.edu.
U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action

*Rebecca Barnes*
Assistant Professor
Environmental Program
Colorado College
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