The Geology & Geophysics Department is currently seeking a Research Assistant I/II to join their team. This is an full time, non-exempt position and is eligible for benefits.
The National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (NOSAMS) Facility is looking for a Research Assistant to join our team. Characteristic duties are to log NOSAMS’ sample submissions for radiocarbon analysis and press graphite samples into cathodes for AMS 14C measurements.
SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES:
The successful candidate will perform tasks as directed by the supervisor, including: 1.) Handle daily stream of sample submissions and logging using database applications; 2.) preparation of solid sputter AMS samples for analysis according to specified protocols; 3.) Assist with monthly 14C swipe sample collection and preparation; ; 4.) Manage archival of sample materials. These tasks require laboratory skills, computer skills, attention to detail, critical thinking and an ability to work with a team in time-sensitive situations. Good communication skills are required.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Science or related field plus 1-2 years of experience working in a laboratory environment.
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to ability to lift above the shoulder, shoulder to knee, knee to floor; lifting 25-30 lbs, two to three times per hour, 1-2 times per day. Carrying 10-25 lbs, one to two times per hour, 2-3 times per day; Manual dexterity and mobility, use of hands for basic grasping and include fine manipulation, and occasional reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling and crouching.
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