[ES_JOBS_NET] Researcher Project Coordinator, soil and aquatic biogeochemistry, University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Mon Jun 13 13:07:35 MDT 2016

A full time Researcher Project Coordinator is available in soil and 
aquatic biogeochemistry with the Burgin and Loecke Labs at the 
University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS). The researcher will be responsible 
for coordinating research projects that study greenhouse gas production, 
global warming potential, and carbon storage of created wetlands in 
agricultural landscapes by providing specialized, skilled lab and field 
services and supervise temporary workers and/or student workers.  The 
position located in Dayton, OH and may require travel to Lawrence, KS, 
1-4 times per year for up to one week at a time.

Duties and percent-time devoted to each:

40% - Independently manage research projects and maintain research 
facilities. Manage research lab, including staffing, supervising, 
maintaining equipment and records, ensuring protocols, compliance and 

40% - Collect, analyze and process lab and field samples, data entry and 
management, providing weekly update reports to supervisor.  Provide 
training as needed.

20% - Provide assistance to others. Full supervision of temporary/on 
call and student workers.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in natural resource sciences or related field, plus 
three years’ related field and laboratory experience required. Technical 
skills and working knowledge in relevant science, including course work 
in water and soil science required. Experience with project management 
and/or supervisory experience and demonstrated ability to teach others 
required. Prioritization, organizational, communication and facilitation 
skills; and recordkeeping and computer skills, such as basic data entry, 
QA/QC and graphing essential. Valid driver’s license required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree natural resource sciences or related field.

2 years project management and/or supervisory experience.

Experience with analytical instrumentation, including gas chromatography 
and sensor networks. Knowledge of compliance and safety regulations 
necessary. Familiarity with environmental sensors, solar panels and 
cellular communication modems; and familiarity with soil, plant, and 
microbial assay techniques.

The University of Kansas (KU) is a major research university with special
strength in ecology and evolutionary biology. The EEB department has >40
tenured and tenure-track faculty working in a wide variety of areas, with
National Research Council and Chronicle of Higher Education rankings in the
top 10 in the USA. KU is located in the town of Lawrence, Kansas, about 40
miles from Kansas City. Lawrence is a progressive and cosmopolitan
university town of about 100,000 people, with vibrant art, music, and sports
scenes. Lawrence was ranked among the top ten college towns in the country
in 2012 bylivability.com <http://livability.com/>, beating, for 
instance, Ann Arbor, MI, and Austin, TX.

For questions contact Terry Loecke atloecke.terry at ku.edu 
<mailto:loecke.terry at ku.edu>or Amy Burgin at burginam at ku.edu 
<mailto:burginam at ku.edu>. To apply see
https://employment.ku.edu/staff/5950BRDeadline for application is July 1 

KU is an EO/AAE.&#12288; All qualified applicants will receive 
consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including
pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, genetic information or
protected Veteran status.

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