A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. In your cover letter, please explain your lab and field experience and chemistry knowledge.
The aquatic geochemistry lab at the University of Michigan is currently seeking a laboratory technician to assist in research projects involving aquatic geochemistry and environmental science, including the chemical, photochemical, and biogeochemical analysis of water samples in the field (Alaskan Arctic and Lake Erie) and in the laboratory, the computer entry of data, and the statistical or graphical analysis of data. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This position requires moderately strenuous fieldwork in the Arctic (hiking with full packs over tundra) and in occasionally inclement weather. This position requires 10-12 weeks during the summer to be spent in Alaska at a remote field site.
Collect and analyze water and soil samples for biogeochemical studies including fieldwork in remote areas.
Analyze water samples including chemical, photochemical and biological characterization, followed by entry of data into a computer database.
Maintain laboratory records (notebooks and protocols).
Supervise undergraduate students analyzing water samples.
Bachelor's degree in a natural science discipline such as earth science, chemistry, or environmental sciences, plus the ability to translate, adapt and apply this knowledge. Candidates should have lab experience in detailed, high-quality biogeochemical analyses of samples, and must show evidence of skill in computer data entry and analysis including graphics. In addition, qualifications include experience in field collection of environmental (water and soil) samples in remote areas, and experience in operating and coordinating in research collection and analysis program with minimum supervision. Experience with the following is required: UV-vis spectrophotometer, fluorometer, dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) analyzer, and experience with colormetric analysis of aqueous analytes in natural waters such as ammonia or iron.
Experience with aquatic FDOM, TOC, oxygen, nutrients, trace metals, and R or Matlab.
This is a 12-month, term limited, full time position with option to renew pending available funds.
The salary range for this position is $32,000 - $40,000.
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