[ES_JOBS_NET] CIRES Lab / Logistics Assistant (Professional Research Assistant), University of Colorado
christin at ucar.edu
Fri Oct 2 06:34:06 MDT 2015
*CIRES Lab / Logistics Assistant (Professional Research Assistant)*
University of Colorado-Boulder, CO
The Jimenez, Volkamer, and Ziemann research groups at the Cooperative
Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences ( CIRES ) and the Dept.
of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder seek a
full-time Professional Research Assistant to work as shared
Lab/Logistics Assistant. The successful candidate will perform tasks on
group administration, ordering and purchasing, basic instrument support,
chemical and radiation proctoring, field study and meeting support, etc.
See a detailed description below.
These research groups perform world-leading laboratory, field, and
computational research in the areas of air pollution, atmospheric
chemistry, and instrumentation development. Each group is composed of
7-15 students, postdocs, and faculty. Further information on these
groups can be found at:
Detailed Job Description
The Lab/Logistics Assistant will perform the following tasks for all or
some of the 3 research groups. Training will be provided as required.
Perform general lab administration, such as working with new and
departing group members, managing group property and supplies, general
shipping, coordinating equipment and building maintenance issues, moving
equipment and shipping boxes to / from storage locations, coordinating
visitor logistics & schedules, and similar tasks.
Organize, maintain, and co-ordinate repair of laboratory, field, and
instrument computers, as well as data servers, CPU clusters, and their
Maintain and expand web & wiki pages for the groups, including simple
Perform basic monitoring, maintenance, and calibration of
Coordinate and co-organize field and lab campaign logistics, shipping,
setup, operation, repairs, and teardown.
Perform logistical planning including organization of meetings
(including web-enabled meetings) and organizing group travel to
conferences and field studies.
Serve as purchaser for lab and field supplies, and reallocating those
purchases to the appropriate grants in the CU accounting software system.
Serve as proctor for environmental health and safety, including
ordering chemicals, maintaining the chemical database for each lab,
supervising the correct storage of chemicals in the labs, coordinating
with CU for disposal of chemical waste, and acting as lab eco-leader.
Serve as proctor for radiation safety, including monitoring low-level
radioactive sources used in research, coordinating permits and
administration with CU, as well as the transport of sources between labs
at CU and the shipment of sources to / from field studies.
Keep track of hours spent working for each group and tasks pending
using shared computer software.
Perform other tasks that may develop within the research and education
missions of the groups.
Be present in the offices/laboratories during standard working hours
(9AM-5PM) and occasionally work more intensive hours during workshops or
laboratory and field campaigns
Information on University benefits programs is located at
A Bachelor Degree
Organizational and time-management skills, flexibility and ability to
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
Self-motivated, detail-oriented, a fast learner, be able to work
independently with minimal supervision
Ability to work with people of different backgrounds, nationalities,
Familiarity with Windows computers, basic office software (word
processing, spreadsheets, presentations), Google Docs
Driving license and experience
Ability to commit to the position for 3-5 years
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities
Prior experience in positions with similar requirements
Familiarity with web software (e.g. plain HTML , Wiki editing, Google
Some college-level coursework in science, engineering, mathematics,
and/or computer use
Ability to travel to field sites in the US and abroad for 1-2 weeks at
a time, to assist in site and instrument setup, up to 4 weeks per year.
Ability to plot and archive data using computer software
Ability to perform basic electrical and mechanical instrument repairs
Experience with driving pickup and larger moving trucks
Special instructions to applicants
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
This is NOT a lab manager or staff scientist position, and the starting
salary range is fixed.
Applicants with a PhD will generally be assumed to be overqualified,
unless under exceptional circumstances.
Applications must be submitted to the JobsatCU posting, not to the job
posting contact. Only complete applications uploaded by the applicant to
the JobsatCU posting will be considered.
1 – A Cover Letter which specifically addresses each of the job minimum
requirements and desired qualifications of the position, as well as any
special skills or limitations of the candidate related to the job
2 – Resume
3 – List of four professional references; include addresses, daytime
telephone numbers and e-mail addresses from whom an official written
letter of recommendation will be requested at the appropriate time
during the search.
4 – Proof of Highest Degree Earned
This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance,
retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and
sick leave accruals.
The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all
final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance
of an offer letter.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and
productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal,
we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being
considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal
history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of
employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of
the third day of work.
The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative
action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained
faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance
of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces
diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including
pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or
political philosophy in its programs or activities, including
employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be
directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative
formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with
disabilities by contacting Human Resources at adacoordinator at colorado.edu.
Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data
(application) form, and upload the required documents:
2- Proof of highest degree earned (copy of diploma or unofficial
The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to
building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women,
racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and
veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request
for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA coordinator at
hr-ada at colorado.edu. The University of Colorado Boulder conducts
background checks for all final applicants being considered for employment.
Job posting contact
Job posting contact telephone
Job posting contact email
Jobs at cires.colorado.edu
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