Junior Laboratory Coordinator

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: PartTime

Job Title

Junior Laboratory Coordinator

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Oceanography

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description


Our Commitment    


Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & lived experiencesEmbracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service


Who We Are

The Department of Oceanography in the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M University (TAMU) is part of an alliance of Ocean Sciences at Texas A&M that spans the Marine Biology and Marine Sciences Departments at TAMU Galveston, Geochemical and Environmental Research GroupThis alliance of Ocean Sciences represents a truly unique concentration of educational and research resourcesOur educational and research capacity is greatly enhanced by close ties to the College Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, and Geology & Geophysics, as well as the Berg Hughes Center, and Texas Center for Climate Studies.  

What We Want

The Laboratory Coordinator I in the Fitzsimmons Chemical Oceanography Group within the Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M University will be responsible for performing a variety of technical duties involved in the operation and maintenance of the laboratory. This will involve inventorying, organizing, and maintaining the inventory of trace metal samples and supplies. It will also involve acid washing vials, bottles, and supplies for chemical analyses, and the packing and unpacking from research expeditions, including proper labeling of samples cases. The position can progress into independent chemical analyses, with training, after original organizational duties are fulfilled and trace metal clean techniques are absorbed. If the description sounds exciting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity to join our team.

What You Need to Know

Salary: Compensation will be commensurate based on the selected candidate's education and experience.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 1-year of experience in a geoscience-related field

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Experience with programming

  • Ability to follow directions and written protocols

  • The ability to cultivate and maintain professional working relationships with venders, coworkers, and supervisory staff

  • Ability to lift or move heavy objects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a geoscience field

  • Experience working in a quantitative geochemistry laboratory

Responsibilities:

  • Laboratory organization: Maintains inventory of laboratory supplies and samples in the laboratory.

  • Preparing supplies for chemical analyses: Performs the acid washing vials, bottles, and supplies for chemical analysis.

  • Assisting with quantitative chemical analyses and data interpretation: With training, assists lab personnel with chemical analyses and helps with quantitative data workup and plotting of data. Performs other duties as assigned.


Why Texas A&M University? 


We are a prestigious university with strong traditions, Core Values, and a community of caring and collaboration.  Amenities associated with a major university, such as sporting and cultural events, state-of-the-art recreation facilities, the Bush Library and Museum, and much more await you.  Experience all that a big city has to offer but with a reasonable cost-of-living and no long commutes.   


  • Medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life and AD&D, flexible spending accounts , and long-term disability insurance with Texas A&M contributing to employee health and basic life premiums 

  • 12-15 days of annual paid holidays  

  • Up to eight hours of paid sick leave  and at least eight hours of paid vacation each month 

  • Automatically enrollment in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas   

  • Health and Wellness: Free exercise programs and release time  

  • Professional Development: All employees have access to free LinkedIn Learning  training, webinars, and limited financial support to attend conferences, workshops, and more  

  • Educational release time and tuition assistance for completing a degree while a Texas A&M employee 

  • Living Well, a program at Texas A&M that has been built by employees, for employees 


All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.



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