R-6668 Lab and Field Manager, WSU Global Change and Watershed Biochemistry Research Group, Vancouver, WA Campus

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Location: Vancouver, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 10 Feb 2023

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WSU Vancouver, WA
Pacific Northwest, Vancouver, WA
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We seek an individual to: • Sample reservoirs by boat for greenhouse gases, nutrients, phytoplankton, and zooplankton. Transport samples from field sites to the research lab, • Conduct field work in a wide range of weather conditions at local and regional sites; overnight sampling likely, • Assist in the set-up, takedown, and maintenance of experiments, both in the field and lab, • Oversee preparation of samples for chemical analyses, including filtering, drying, and weighing samples, • Analyze water samples, including dissolved organic carbon, total nitrogen, and chlorophyll a. • Use gas chromatography to analyze greenhouse gas samples (CO2, CH4, N2O), • Assist in set-up, operation, and arranging for maintenance of laboratory and field equipment, • Maintain lab research databases and laboratory records, including interfacing with collaborators, • Perform data entry and summarize data using computer spreadsheets and technical software (e.g., R, ArcGIS), • Contribute data findings for inclusion in reports or articles, • Ensure the proper ordering of inventory and supplies and maintain orderliness of research lab, • Ensure all laboratory protocols and procedures adhere to disease control, radiation, and chemical safety requirements, • Coordinate undergraduate student researchers and ensure they have taken proper lab safety training courses, • Manage equipment schedules in the lab, oversee research protocols, and • Help maintain orderliness of research lab spaces and field sites.
A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of science or technology AND two years’ experience in a field applicable to the assignment, at least one year must include lead or supervisory experience. A Masters’ degree may be substituted for one year of required experience; OR equivalent education/experience. Preferred Qualifications Two (2) years of experience working in an ecology or biogeochemistry laboratory or equivalent education/experience. Five (5) five years of experience as a research assistant working in a biogeochemistry laboratory. Two (2) years of experience as a lab manager including ordering supplies and supervising others. Authorship on a least two (2) peer-reviewed journal articles. Proficiency using Excel, ArcMap, Sigmaplot, and Adobe Illustrator. Link to job ad and application: https://wsu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WSU_Jobs/job/Vancouver-WA/Research-Technologist-Supervisor--Vancouver-Campus_R-6668 Please reach out to Dr. John Harrison with any questions: john_harrison@wsu.edu Although this position could start as soon as February 20, 2023, we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
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