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Subject: Marine Biogeochemistry Technician

School for Marine Science and Technology/University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Marine Biogeochemistry Technician

The University of Massachusetts School for Marine Science and Technology University located in New Bedford, MA seeks a full-time Marine Biogeochemistry Technician to provide laboratory and at-sea technical services for a particulate geochemical flux and sedimentation dynamics program in the Gulf of Maine including instrumentation preparation for mooring deployments, participation on research cruises, laboratory analyses of particulate/sediment samples, and data processing. For more information please visit .  


· Maintain laboratory and seagoing instrumentation and equipment.

· Assist in calibration of particle optical instruments.

· Assist in off-shore field deployments/cruises.

· Analyze samples and data from field deployments.

· Enter data into standard computer software packages.

· Presentation of data in graphic format.


EDUCATION : Bachelor's of Science in chemistry/chemical engineering/geochemistry or marine related field.

EXPERIENCE : Chemical laboratory experience; practical experience on oceanographic research vessels; familiarity with marine technology.

OTHER : Must possess a valid driver's license and a reliable vehicle. The incumbent must be able to participate in cruises scheduled approximately 2-4 times per year and be able to spend a much as two weeks working at sea per cruise.


· Knowledge of standard wet chemical laboratory techniques and procedures.

· Good communication skills and excellent organizational ability.

· Computer data entry familiarity.

· Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office software programs.

· Ability to work independently.


· Master's in Science

· Operational experience with coulometer, ICP emission spectrometry, CHN analyzer.

· Experience working with and managing the collection of scientific data.

· Experience with sediment trap technology and particulate chemical analysis.

· Familiarity with IDL and MatLab software and programming.

Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Cindy Pilskaln (phone: 508-910-6327; fax: 508-910-6371; e-mail: ).

To apply, send letter of application, current resume`, and the names, titles, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to: Search for Marine Technician, Office of Human Resources, University of Massachusetts, 285 Old Westport Rd., No. Dartmouth , MA 02747 .

The review of applications will begin September 30 and continue until the position is filled. UMD is an AA/EEO Employer.

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