Advertised Summary Job Description: This position is located on the Lamont Campus in Rockland County, NY.
Oversee day-to-day operation of the organic geochemistry laboratory. Oversee general operation and maintenance of the facility, including ordering supplies, billing lab users, and handle, along with laboratory PIs, EH&S compliance. Operate and conduct maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment/instrumentation including but not limited to an Accelerated Solvent Extractor, gas chromatographs, and other lab equipment and facilities. Provide training and oversight of laboratory users such as students, research assistants, post-docs, and visiting scientists in laboratory methods and instrument use. Oversee and conduct sample analyses for lab users' research projects, including method development, sample management, chemical analysis, oversight of research assistants' work, and data reporting.
Conduct routine maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment.
Train and oversee laboratory users such as students, research assistants, post-docs, and visiting scientists.
Oversee and conduct sample analyses for research projects.
General oversight and operation of the lab such as conduct inventories and order solvents, gases, consumables, management of hazardous waste and other activities.
Bill lab users.
Receives supervision from Lamont Associate Research Professor and lab PIs. Will be trained by the PIs/directors/lab staff in the use of various scientific instruments and lab protocols. This position provides guidance to lower level staff within the lab.
There are no budgetary responsibilities related to this position. Must have technical understanding of operation and maintenance of specialized and costly devices. Submits monthly billing for cost center but is not responsible for laboratory accounts or budgeting.
General Minimum Qualifications: B.S. in Geology or Chemistry or a closely related discipline.
Experience with organic geochemistry laboratory protocols and related instrumentation.
Must be detail oriented and have strong organizational skills.
Must be independent and self-reliant and have excellent written and verbal communication skills; English skills required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_171297
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