[ES_JOBS_NET] Environmental Engineering & Science Program Laboratory Director, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Gerard, Sandra M sandra-gerard at uiowa.edu
Tue Apr 12 14:39:45 MDT 2016

Good Afternoon,

Please post the below job advertisement.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Sandra Gerard
Human Resources Generalist
IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering
The University of Iowa
1 Hydraulics Wind Tunnel Annex
Iowa City, IA 52242  USA
Phone: 319 335-5217
E-mail: sandra-gerard at uiowa.edu<mailto:sandra-gerard at uiowa.edu>

Environmental Engineering & Science Program Laboratory Director

IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering (IIHR), THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, has an immediate opening for an Environmental Engineering & Science Program Laboratory Director/Research Specialist.

The successful candidate will facilitate lab-based and field-based research and teaching for the Environmental Engineering & Science (EES) Graduate Program, maintain and troubleshoot the operation and shared utilization of sophisticated analytical equipment located in multiple facilities, and oversee and ensure the overall cleanliness and working-order of EES laboratories in partnership with UI Facilities Management and IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering shops and staff. The position will serve as the administrative liaison to IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering for the procurement of equipment and supplies, reconciliation of expenditures and research computing needs in support of grants and contracts. This position will also serve as the Chemical Health & Safety Officer for the EES Program which includes understanding and modifying safety and chemical hygiene protocols in accordance with UI Environmental Health and Safety Office protocols and will facilitate interactions with non-program clients and collaborators in consultation with EES faculty in support of overall research success. The candidate will anticipate needs and discern opportunities for research growth through active participation in EES faculty research group meetings, EES seminars and other EES activities. Note that this position is advertised at 100% but an appointment of less than 100% would be considered, if desired, for the most qualified candidate.

A Master's degree in environmental engineering, environmental science, analytical chemistry, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. At least two years of relevant experience with using, maintaining, and troubleshooting equipment and instrumentation utilized in Environmental Engineering and Science Program research and three to five years' experience using Environmental Engineering and Science Program research methodologies, tools, and techniques is required.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills and knowledge of safety and environmental regulations concerning the operation of research laboratories is also required. For more information and to apply on-line, visit our website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/68822.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work closely with faculty, staff, and students of the EES Program (http://www.iihr.uiowa.edu/research/environmental-engineering-science/) at IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering. The EES Program is consistently ranked in the "Top 10" among public institutions by U.S. News and World Reports. The EES Program has major research initiatives focused on the food, energy, water nexus; abiotic and biotic pollutant transformations; materials science; resource recovery; site remediation; global processes and climate change; disadvantaged communities; international sustainable development; and urban sustainability. The EES Program faculty are affiliated with the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research; the Public Policy Center; the Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination; and the Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing. The EES Program is seeking an intellectually active Laboratory Director that can be a research colleague with the ability to get things done on behalf of all Program researchers.

The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, Iowa.  Iowa City is among the Top 100 small cities on CNN / Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live 2010" (CNN July, 2010), and one of the best small metropolitan areas for careers (Forbes Magazine, 2013). This small city has a population of about 70,000 and is ranked the 4th "brainiest" city in America (The Atlantic, 2013). It is a community built around higher education, with vibrant cultural opportunities and a long history of international connections, leadership, and accomplishment. Iowa City offers the safe, friendly quality of life for which the Midwest is known.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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