[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Lab Supervisor, Palmer Station, Winter, Alternate

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Fri Feb 12 12:26:41 MST 2016


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E3052:Engrg & Sciences Support
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.) This position is an "alternate" position. An alternate is a backup 
hire that is willing to deploy to Antarctica in the event the primary is 
unable to deploy. This position is identified as Strategic Review.

Basic Qualifications
**This position requires deployment to Antarctica and has a contract 
length of 7 months from approximately March 2016 through early October 
2016.** 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.***

Desired skills
Previous experience working in Antarctica is desired.

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Job Location(s):Centennial Colorado
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