Research Senior Technician

Location: United States
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Published: 3 months ago

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Assists Research Coordinator with research projects and visiting researchers at the laboratory including: assists in sample collection aboard research boats on Lake Erie and inland lakes; coordinates sample submission to Stone Lab and coordinates analysis of those samples; maintains large datasets; prepares chemical solutions; conducts laboratory experiments; maintains and sustains cultures of algae; conducts analytical chemistry analysis of water samples; reviews quality control data and generates QC reports; oversees daily lab upkeep and operations; reports data to Ohio EPA; obtains relevant certifications needed by the Ohio EPA; maintains clean analytical lab glass wear; works with concentrated and caustic acids; picks up samples collected by other researchers on the mainland; assists with Research Experience for Undergraduates Program; assists in preparation and maintenance of research facilities for utilization by visitors, faculty, researchers, and students; conducts inventory of supplies and equipment; maintains and repairs scientific equipment; provides assistance with generation of relevant laboratory reports; oversees routine maintenance of the lab’s atmospheric mercury monitor; helps maintains animal cultures and follows IACUC protocols; leads public tours of the laboratory; gives presentations at public outreach events at the laboratory; attends meetings as needed; performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, chemistry, or environmental science or equivalent experience and 2-3 years of relevant experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Master’s Level Degree in biology, ecology, chemistry, or environmental science or equivalent education/experience and 4-6 years of relevant experience. Experience aboard research vessels; demonstrated ability with analytical chemistry; background knowledge on harmful algal blooms, Lake Erie, or general water quality;  experience in algae identification; boating experience.

Position located at Put-In-Bay, Ohio.

Successful completion of a background check is required

Additional Information:

The offer for this position will be based on internal equity, unit’s available budget, and the candidate’s qualifications.

Location:

Stone Laboratory (0118)

Position Type:

Regular

 

Scheduled Hours:

40

 

Shift:

First Shift

 

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.  A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.

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