This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Laboratory Technican 1 position for the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU).
The Oregon State University (OSU) Argon Geochronology Laboratory (http://geochronology.coas.oregonstate.edu) is an active research facility based on strong equal contributions by faculty, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students. At all times, the laboratory employs up to two undergraduate student workers, two Laboratory Technicians and two Faculty Research Assistants in order to provide relevant research experience in volcanology, petrology, geochronology and analytical techniques, while contributing to the projects being carried out in the lab for OSU faculty and students, and non-OSU national and international clients.
The Laboratory Technician 1 will primarily carry out mineral separation, in particular for non-OSU client projects, perform microscopic testing, assist in the preparation of sample irradiations, assist in the argon isotope analyses using noble gas multi-collector mass spectrometers, and assist in the long term archival of rocks and minerals being processed in the OSU Argon Geochronology Laboratory. The Laboratory Technician 1 mostly will work with volcanic and plutonic rocks, but also with mineral separates from other geological rock types, minerals and ores.
One year of experience in a laboratory setting and high school courses in chemistry, biology, mathematics, or any course which included laboratory work; OR An equivalent combination of training and experience. NOTE: An Associate’s degree in Laboratory Science may substitute for the required experience.
Mineral separation experience.
Basic knowledge of volcanic rocks and petrology.
Experience in record keeping.
Experience using Microsoft Excel.
Experience working successfully as part of a team.
Experience communicating workflow, issues and progress, either via email or verbally.
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.
Most work will be performed in a laboratory setting, with some work being performed in an off-campus storage facility. Work requires handling of acids and radioactive materials.
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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 demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.