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 www.umassd.edu/hr/jobs.cfm .
EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
· 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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :
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, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
· 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: email@example.com ).
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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