KS Biological Survey
The Kansas Biological Survey (KBS) and Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) at the University of Kansas (KU) conduct basic and applied research that addresses state, regional, national, and global environmental issues. At the KBS, this position will involve developing and operating an analytical laboratory to enhance infrastructure and capacity for research on nutrients in the environment, as well as assisting the director of KBS with implementing her research program and other administrative tasks. At the KGS, this position will involve laboratory management and participation in executing experiments/research. Occasionally, this position may require travel and non-standard hours in a work week.
70% Research Coordination and Management at the KS Biological Survey
Oversees daily research operations in the KBS director’s research laboratory and a shared use analytical laboratory to include running and maintaining analytical equipment for nutrient analyses, ordering supplies, training students on operating analytical equipment, and entering and managing data. The research coordinator will also help coordinate and participate in field work associated with the director’s research program, and contribute to deliverables such as agency reports and publications.
20% Lab Management at the KS Geological Survey
Coordinate and participate in processing and analyzing soil and sediment samples for physical and chemical properties.
10% Other Administrative Assistance
Participates in other activities to assist the director of KBS as needed.
Qualifications will be evaluated by the content and quality of the written application materials and relevant experience.
Contact Information to Applicants
Sara Baer, Director of Kansas Biological Survey
Additional Candidate Instruction
A complete application consists of the online application, cover letter describing relevant experience, a current CV, and contact information for three professional references.
To be considered, please apply no later than December 14, 2019.
Advertised Salary Range
Starting at $58,000
Application Review Begins
Anticipated Start Date
University of Kansas - Lawrence
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Conditions of Employment
Contingent on Funding
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