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Temporary Part-time

Research

The Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry Department is currently searching for a Research Assistant III to join their team. This is a temporary, half-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits

JOB SUMMARY:

With little supervision, applies a broad knowledge of laboratory principles, equipment, and procedures to the completion of moderately difficult assignments determined by field of study and scope of individual research project.

Conducts rock processing, mineral separation, analysis of organic and inorganic materials, sample documentation, and curation

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Rock cutting, crushing, and sieving
  • Separates minerals, including magnetic (FRANTZ) separation, centrifugation, and picking
  • Documents samples and conducts image analysis
  • Conducts gas pycnometry
  • Makes mosaic images of thin sections with petrographic microscope
  • Conducts analyses of inorganic and organic materials using confocal Raman spectroscopy
  • Takes BSE-images of samples with scanning electron microscope
  • Executes designated research tasks, making use of selected laboratory experiments, equipment, field work, library research, data acquisition and processing, statistical analyses or other investigative techniques
  • Organizes and summarizes acquired data, using scientific and statistical techniques including computer programs
  • Organizes and/or drafts material for the preparation of research papers, manuscripts, or other documents for publication and/or presentation
  • Participates in the design of laboratory experiments or field work
  • coordinates research projects, using selected laboratory experiments, equipment, field work, library research, data acquisition and processing, statistical analyses or other investigative techniques
  • organizes, interprets, and summarizes acquired data using scientific and statistical techniques including computer programs
  • assists in preparation of proposals, manuscripts or other documents for publication and/or presentation
  • participates in the design of experiments or fieldwork and may suggest modifications to current procedures
  • acts as information source on specific research techniques and trains others in technical procedures and equipment operation
  • may supervise the activities of other support staff

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • As deemed necessary by supervisor

DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Master's degree in related field, or Bachelor's degree in related field plus three years' related experience, or Bachelor's degree in nonrelated field plus five years' related experience, or Associate's degree in related field plus six years' related experience, or High School diploma or equivalent plus eight years' related experience.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Master’s degree in Earth Sciences or a related field
  • Experience in mineral separation and mineral analysis would be valuable

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to abilities to distinguish basic colors and depth perception. Must be able to work with/around others and work alone. Other physical tasks include use of hands for basic /fine grasping/manipulation. Must be able to work in a chemistry laboratory environment.  Physical duties are subject to change.

 

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