Lab and Research Technician
Position InformationPosition Information Present Position Number T0559V Role Code Title Laboratory & Research Tech Position Title Lab and Research Technician Position Summary
This position is funded for undergraduate students by the National Science Foundation to investigate nutrient and carbon cycles in the York River Estuary. Minority applicants are especially encouraged to apply.
The Laboratory Technician is responsible for sample retrieval and processing, also assisting with research.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Assisting water and sediment sampling at a field study site.
- Supporting chemical analyses of nutrients in water and sediment samples. Conducting microscopic examination of microplastics in water samples and performing data analyses.
- Assisting water and sediment sampling at a field study site. Supporting chemical analyses of nutrients in water and sediment samples. Conducting microscopic examination of microplastics in water samples and performing data analyses.
Rising undergraduate junior or senior in biology, chemistry, marine science, or other related fields
Competencies and Experience:
- Demonstrated interest in marine science research, with an interest in learning methods used to examine biogeochemical cycles and microbial community dynamics.
- Excellent attention to detail and to manage multiple an competing priorities.
- Ability to work in a team oriented and fast-paced environment.
- Strong writing and communication skills.
Job Open Date 04/02/2019 Review Begin Date 04/12/2019 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Employment Category Hourly Position Term Other (Specify Below) Special Application Instructions Conditions of Employment:
- This is a non-exempt position, eligible to receive overtime in accordance with
the Fair Labor Standards Act and university policy.
- This position may be subject to overtime during high peak times, nights, weekends and holidays, as directed and approved by supervisor.
- This position is a temporary (hourly) position not to exceed 6 months. All hourly employees are subject to the limitations of the Virginia Manpower Control Program and total hours worked may not exceed on average 29 hours per week, over the course of a twelve month period beginning May 1 each year.
The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.Background Check Statement
The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.Supplemental Question
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