Opportunity: Lab Specialist, Biogeochemical Analytical Facility, SOEST
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Department of Oceanography, Biogeochemical Analytical Facility, located in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.
MONTHLY SALARY: Salary commensurate with qualifications.
DUTIES: Operates, maintains, and repairs the equipment of the Biogeochemical Analytical Facility, which includes a nutrient autoanalyzer, a C-H-N-S elemental analyzer, a high-temperature DOC/TDN analyzer, a coulometer with a VINDTA (high-precision) sample introduction interface, an alkalinity titrator, a fluorometer, and a salinometer. Prepares and analyzes samples of natural materials (solids and liquids). Ensures quality assurance and quality control of analyses. Prepares and transmits data summaries to users. Maintains user records and billing records; submits invoices to users. Oversees facility budget in coordination with Principal Investigator (PI) and advisory committee. Trains and oversees laboratory technician(s) and laboratory assistant(s), as well as guest users of the facility.
PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a natural science (e.g., Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Oceanography, Ecology) (Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university with coursework in natural sciences and at least two (2) additional years of demonstrated laboratory experience, which includes pursuing research in a biogeochemistry laboratory responsible for generating high quality data, statistical analysis, preparing data reports and write up, and implementing biogeochemical analytical procedures, may substitute for Master’s Degree). EXPERIENCE: One to two (1-2) years of progressively responsible experience working in a biogeochemistry laboratory, including the use of technical analytical instrumentation. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge of the principles of operating a range of analytical equipment. Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, procedures, and techniques used in research or experimental laboratory work. Knowledge of quality assurance and quality control procedures, and basic administrative practices. Able to run and manage a research laboratory. Able to understand and teach complex oral and written instructions. Able to prepare written reports of test results and analyses, and be able to participate in the evaluation and analysis of existing techniques and procedures and to develop new ones. Able to develop and enact standard operating procedures. Able to observe, analyze, and report objectively the results of research and experimentation. Must have excellent analytical skills and have a desire and ability to produce the highest quality analytical data. Able to interact well and effectively with a diverse group of people and be able to supervise subordinate personnel. Able to troubleshoot and repair complex analytical equipment. Must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Must be able to operate and repair complex chemical analytical equipment. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawaii’s and/or business entity’s policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH’s, UH’s, or business entity’s policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).
SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: PhD from an accredited college or university with major coursework in natural sciences (e.g., Chemistry, Oceanography, Geology, Physics). Proven experience managing a laboratory or a research program, and administration of same. Considerable practical knowledge of biogeochemical analytical techniques. Experience preparing samples for analysis and collecting samples in the field. Research experience using an autoanalyzer for nutrient analysis of seawater and, in particular, analysis of open-ocean waters with low concentrations of macronutrients. Research experience using C-H-N-S elemental analyzers, titration alkalinity, marine inorganic and organic carbon analyzers, and maintaining this equipment. Desire to collaborate closely with ongoing projects using equipment in the Biogeochemical Analytical Facility, and to assist graduate and undergraduate student research. Knowledge of electronics troubleshooting and repair. Knowledge of computer programming and web page development. Experience setting up and establishing an analytical laboratory.
INQUIRIES: Rebecca Briggs 956-5878 (Oahu).
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to email@example.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.
CLOSING DATE: Deadline for applications is January 8, 2016. Applications received after this deadline may be considered only if the position is not filled or up to the date a selection has been approved by the RCUH (whichever comes first).