Research Associate (Post Doc)

Location
Newport, Lincoln County
Posted
Apr 11, 2014
Special Filters
Postdoc

Appointment Type: Academic Teaching/Research Faculty

Department: COMES Newport Exp Sta 218110 AGS

Position Summary: This position will assist in a project on the toxicological effects of petroleum oils and dispersants on marine bivalve mollusks and other marine invertebrates.

The researcher will perform analyses, interpret results and conclusions, prepare and submit manuscripts for publications, write research proposals/grant applications for toxicological research/studies, manage laboratory oversees activity including equipment, supplies, and utilization.

Position Duties: 25% Design, coordinate and carry out toxicity tests with different life stages of marine bivalve mollusks in the laboratory according to Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and standard operation procedures (SOPs)

25% Plan, coordinate and carry out field tests in marine habitats to determine potential effects of contaminants on marine bivalves and other invertebrates. Drive a university or personal vehicle to collection and field test sites which may be in Oregon or out-of-state.

20% Collect and review data for accuracy and completeness, analyze results using appropriate statistical techniques.

20% Write reports, prepare manuscripts for publication, prepare and deliver presentations for national and international meetings.

10% Supervise technicians and graduate students working on the project.

Position Duties (continued):

Working Conditions/Work Schedule: This researcher will be required to work in laboratories with potentially hazardous materials and adhere to university safety regulations. Additionally the researcher will need to work outside in inclement weather when carrying out field experiments. The researcher must be comfortable using boats for field work and will be required to be able to push/pull/carry lab equipment, boxes, etc, up to 50lbs. Work outside of the normal work hours, including weekends, will be required on some occasions.

Minimum/Required Qualifications: PhD in toxicology or related discipline

Two years graduate or post-doctoral experience in marine or freshwater biological research.

Demonstrated ability to plan, conduct, analyze, write, and present scientific research.

Must be able to push/pull/carry equipment/boxes up to 50lbs.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.

This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OAR 125-155-0200) as per OAR 576-056-0000 et seq.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications: Experience in working with hyrdrocarbons.

At least one peer-reviewed publications in toxicology

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only):

Posting Date: 04-10-2014

For Full Consideration Date:

Closing Date: 05-02-2014

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants: When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers (Upload as 'Other Document' if not included with your resume/vitae).

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

For additional information please contact: Chris Langdon, (541)867-0231, chris.langdon@oregonstate.edu

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.

This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OAR 125-155-0200) as per OAR 576-056-0000 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who share our vision of an inclusive community.

Posting Number: 0012236

Quicklink for Posting: jobs.oregonstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63874PI75557399