Environmental Science Research Technician
University of Michigan
Research Technician in Environmental Science
We are seeking a laboratory and field technician to assist in research projects involving environmental and ecological science, including field collection of environmental samples, the chemical analysis of samples in the laboratory, the computer entry of data, and the statistical or graphical analysis of data. A suitable candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree in a natural science discipline such as chemistry, biology, or environmental sciences, plus the ability to translate, adapt and apply this knowledge. Candidates should have lab experience in detailed, high-quality biogeochemical analyses of samples, and must show evidence of skill in computer data entry and analysis including graphics. In addition, desired qualifications include experience in field collection of environmental samples in remote areas under difficult conditions, and experience in operating and coordinating sample collection and analysis with minimum supervision. The position requires moderately strenuous field work in the Arctic during summer (hiking with full packs over tundra). Experience in photochemistry, aquatic ecology, microbiology, or with the following laboratory instruments is a plus: Dissolved Inorganic Carbon analyzer, Total Organic Carbon analyzer, nutrient autoanalyzer, Carbon-Hydrogen-Nitrogen (CHN) analyzer, spectrometer, fluorometer, gas and liquid chromatography.
Interested applicants can apply at the University of Michigan (http://www.umich.edu/~jobs/), job posting # 165700. You must include a resume and cover letter describing your qualifications and experience and including three names for letters of reference. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.