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Position Number: 00044267
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) at North Carolina State University is one of the largest interdisciplinary physical science departments in the nation. MEAS offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in Atmospheric Science/Meteorology, Geology, and Marine Science. Monitor water quality in situ instruments at remote locations in NC.
Essential Job Duties: The primary purpose of the Stable Isotope Lab Manager position is to oversee, operate, and maintain the Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometers and flow injection ion analysis systems with the associated data servers in the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. In addition to acting as a regional analytical lab, the lab provides analytical support to the RiverNet Program. The Rivernet Program monitors water quality in the Neuse and Cape Fear River basins with in situ instruments at remote locations. The successful candidate will have to work with different researchers and student groups, train graduate and undergraduate students in lab procedures, and maintain safety standards. The lab manager will have experience and be able to operate, calibrate and repair analytical equipment in the lab and in the field including mass spectrometers, gas chromatographs, sondes, UV nitrate analyzers, and associated computer systems and data loggers. The lab manager will maintain the lab and remote data and web servers and provide critical support of field operations. This includes providing off campus support of field teams including operating 4 wheel drive trucks, small boats and routine sampling and surveying operations. No overnight stays are required, but some time away from campus is necessary.
Department Required Skills : Experience in the operation and maintenance/repair of isotope ratio mass spectrometers and sample preparation devices, flow injection analysis, database maintenance/archiving, and web site maintenance/construction.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: 4 year Degree in a science related field. Prefer degree to be a major in geology, biology, zoology or other related science field. Two years experience with analytical instruments; knowledge of Windows computers, experience in database maintenance. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including reports and development of standard operating procedures for new equipment and instrumentation are also preferred.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: A valid North Carolina driver's license is required within 60 days of start date and must be maintained.
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