Research Specialist

Burlington, VT
Apr 12, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Details

Advertising/Posting Title Research Specialist Diversity Statement The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. Posting Summary
Manage operations of the UVM Agricultural and Environmental Testing Lab, which offers a wide variety of soil and water laboratory analyses for UVM researchers along with soil and manure testing for Vermont farms, households, and construction projects. Develop and adapt analytical procedures, provide cost estimates, perform data compilation and analysis, and train researchers, students and other technicians. Maintain lab instruments including troubleshooting problems, routine calibration, and demonstrate usage for classes. Oversee safety protocol of lab. Perform billing and sample tracking from receipt through shipping and testing result reporting. Develop grant proposals to maintain and enhance lab operations.
Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
Bachelor's degree in soil science, environmental sciences, or related field and three years of lab experience required. Knowledge of laboratory safety protocols required. Proficiency with statistical analysis and spreadsheet applications is required.
Desirable Qualifications
Advanced degree in soils or environmental sciences desirable. Experience with database programming and applications desirable. Basic knowledge of electrical circuitry desirable.
Other Information
Deadlines for completion of analyses may occasionally require longer days.
Special Conditions A probationary period may be required for current UVM employees Category Environmental Sciences/Natural Resources, Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory Job Type Full-time FLSA Exempt Hiring Min (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 38500.00 Payband Max (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 73150.00 Staff Hiring Band Hiring salary budgeted at low end to mid pay band Staff Union Code NU

Posting Details

Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice.
Job Open Date 04/11/2018 Job Close Date (Jobs close at 11:59 PM EST.) Open Until Filled Yes

Position Information

Position Title Research Specialist Posting Number S1531PO Department Plant & Soil Science/51070 Position Number 004586 Employee FTE 1.00 Employee Term 12

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      The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


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