The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is seeking a Laboratory Manager. This is a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.
This position manages the W. M. Keck Collaboratory for Plasma Spectrometry (“Keck Lab”). The Keck Lab is a major chemical and isotopic analytical facility, hosted by the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS). The lab serves a broad group of users from Oregon State University, from the Pacific Northwest and from other national and international locations. The facility has a strong emphasis on training for graduate and undergraduate students across the Earth, Environmental, Medical, Ocean, Fisheries and other sciences. Duties for the lab manager include managing the day-to-day operation of the facility, training and overseeing users – who include faculty, workers from state and federal organizations, post-doctoral researchers, technicians, graduate and undergraduate students. The lab manager also serves on the management committee of the facility, and is expected to actively participate in advancement of the facility, including acquisition of new instrumentation and development of new methodologies.
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is an internationally recognized leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system. It operates numerous state-of-the art laboratories and three oceanographic research vessels, the 177-foot ocean-going Oceanus, the 84-foot coastal research vessel Pacific Storm, and the 54-foot coastal research vessel Elakha. The College has an annual budget of more than $50 million, with support coming from the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other federal agencies. It has more than 100 faculty, 200 graduate students and 600 undergraduate students. Graduate programs include M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Geology; and Geography and a M.S. degree in Marine Resource Management. The college has undergraduate programs in Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences, with several minors and certificate programs.
Typically requires Master's Degree in field relevant to program focus.
Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Chemistry, Geosciences or similar complementary degree.
3 years experience in operation of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and/or inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) instrumentation.
3 years experience in trace metal measurements.
3 years experience in maintenance and repair of ICP-MS and/or ICP-OES instrumentation.
Ability to effectively communicate and provide research support to users with a range of science and engineering backgrounds.
Excellent organizational skills.
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 OSU Standard 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 is required to work in a laboratory environment. Occasional work on weekends and weeknights will be required to support laboratory users.
Salary (Minimum): $47,820
Salary (Maximum): $81,372
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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