[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Lab Supervisor, Palmer Station, Winter

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Tue Dec 20 06:21:16 MST 2016


  Assistant Lab Supervisor, Palmer Station, Winter

Job Category:
Scientist / Research & Development
Centennial, CO US
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Basic Qualifications
• **This position requires deployment to Antarctica and has a contract 
length of 7 months from approximately March 2017 through early October 
• Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, 
or equivalent experience/combined education, with 5 years of 
professional experience; or 3 years of professional experience with a 
related Masters degree. Considered career, or journey, level.
• Four years of laboratory or observatory technical work experience is 
required. Laboratory or observatory technical work should include 
operational experience utilizing analytical equipment. A background in 
an academic research environment providing direct support to science 
projects is highly desirable. Operational knowledge of Windows 95 and MS 
Office Products is needed.
• ***Deployment to Antarctica is required for this position. The 
individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and 
dental examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. 
Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of 
employment offer or other employment action.***

Job Description
This position is responsible for assisting in the safe operation and 
maintenance of laboratories in support of USAP scientists at Palmer 
Station, Antarctica. Laboratories include analytical chemistry, 
computer, microbiology, microscopy, molecular biology, radioisotope, 
seawater aquaria and general use laboratories configured to support 
atmospheric physics, geology, and glaciology projects. Duties and 
responsibilities include:

• Assists in review of research requirements, planning and scheduling of 
laboratory support for science projects.
• Assists in researching, evaluating, justifying, and procuring 
laboratory and field instruments and equipment. Assists in receipt and 
inventory of capital equipment, instruments, materials and supplies.
• Provide input to the Supervisor, Laboratory Operations Palmer Area 
S&TPS Manager on suggested improvements to the laboratories and the 
associated systems that would enhance their use as research facilities.
• Briefs scientists on safe laboratory practices and procedures and 
monitors compliance to Occupational Safety and Health Administration 
Laboratory Standard and radiation safety.
• Assists in monitoring the receipt, inventory, and proper use and 
disposal of hazardous laboratory chemicals including radioisotopes and 
photographic chemicals. Assists in segregating and packaging laboratory 
solid wastes for proper disposal, reuse, and/or recycling.
• Assists in the installation, calibration, and maintenance of 
instruments and equipment. Assists in the receipt and inventory of 
capital equipment, instruments, materials, and supplies. Assists in 
maintaining appropriate and accurate inventories of spare parts. Assists 
in packaging of capital equipment, instruments, materials, and supplies 
for recalibration, repair, or replacement.
• Assists in scheduling and coordinating the fabrication of equipment 
and other support requests made by science projects.
• In the absence of a Cryogenics Technician, assists in providing 
cryogens, monitoring the safe use of cryogens, and monitoring a 
cryogenic supplies inventory.
• Conducts briefings on research and tours of the laboratory facilities 
for distinguished visitors.
• Responsible for implementing and maintaining a safe workplace program 
and ensuring that safety is the highest priority on the job site.
• Prepares weekly and end of season status reports as necessary.
• Performs other duties as required, including community duties such as 
janitorial, snow removal and emergency response.
• This a winter position will be based at Palmer Station.
• The standard work schedule for this position is 54 hours per week. 
(Monday through Saturday, 9 hours per day.)

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