ENVS - Doney Lab Specialist
Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-21
Lab Specialist employees provide technical lab support by performing complex lab and research related tasks. They act as specialists on research methods and equipment functions specific to investigations. They have the authority to adapt methods and procedures to meet the needs of research. They are distinguished from Lab Technicians by the types and duration of assignments, as well as the skills and expertise necessary to serve as resources on non-routine problems. Lab Specialist employees perform daily activities without supervision; their longer-term assignments require greater oversight. Lab Specialist employees often train others on work processes and policies.
The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks a Lab Specialist to contribute to computational research on ocean biogeochemistry using data analysis, remote sensing, and numerical modeling techniques. The candidate will work directly with Prof. Scott Doney in the Department of Environmental Sciences.
This is a restricted position contingent on continued funding.
This full-time position will remain open until filled.
Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, and search for “ENVS - Doney Lab Specialist”. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three professional references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).
Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “ENVS - Doney Lab Specialist”. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three professional references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).
For questions about this position or the application process please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required, but a Master’s degree is preferred in environmental science or related science discipline.
Experience: Candidates required to have experience in data analysis, visualization and/or numerical modeling of environmental data. Background with oceanography data sets and models is preferred. Ability to use advanced statistical data analysis software such as Matlab, R or SciPy, verbal and written communication abilities, ability to work as a member of a team, and ability to organize and complete tasks are required skills.
This position requires keyboarding requiring finer finger manipulation.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.