The College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed term Faculty Research Assistant position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.
This Faculty Research Assistant (FRA) supports the research portion of the University mission as a member of the Oregon State University (OSU) Marine Sediments Sampling group (MARSSAM; directed by Maureen Walczak, Chris Goldfinger, and Mitch Lyle) in the Marine Geology and Geophysics discipline in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS). This position serves a critical role of providing expertise related to all aspects of gathering of sediment core samples for National Science Foundation supported principal investigators aboard University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) vessels, the proper collection of which is the basis for scientific research in marine geology and geophysics. The FRA will also help principal investigators collect, and analyze previously published, geophysical metadata.
Requires Bachelor’s degree in discipline appropriate to the field in which research is being conducted.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Science or Engineering.
Aptitude and experience with handling mechanical equipment.
Current passport or ability to obtain within 2 weeks of hire.
Ability to obtain OSU forklift certification within 4 months of hire.
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 University Policy 05-030.
Work environment will be split between working at CEOASMARSSAM and the CEOAS Machine and Technical Development (CMTD) facilities on the OSU campus, and working on research vessels at sea. Safety procedures are common to all research ships and are required to be followed as explained by the Captain and crew of each ship at the start of and during each voyage.
The ability to work at sea from various research ships for up to 120 days per year is required. This position requires international travel, frequently to remote locations with limited amenities. The FRA will also be required to work on deck/outdoors for extended periods (for up to 12 hours) and to occasionally lift loads of up to 50 pounds.
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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.