Advertised Summary Job Description: This position is located on the Lamont Campus in Rockland County, NY.
The Research Staff Assistant will carry out preparations and analyses of rock and sediment materials to support several ongoing projects. All preparations will be in support of projects related to geochronology and thermochronology and will primarily be disaggregating and performing mineral separations on pebbles and rocks from Antarctica the Turkana Basin of Kenya for sediment provenance and thermochronology work. The work will also include preparation of volcanic samples for Ar-Ar dating.
Rock and sediment disaggregation and sieving Density separations Mineral picking
The Research Staff Assistant will be supervised by a Professor in DEES, and will receive on-site guidance in the absence of the supervisor from a PDRS and Administrative Assistant. The Research Staff Assistant will not supervise others.
General Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent, and a minimum of between 0-3 months of experience in a research environment required. Bachelor's degree in geology or a related field preferred.
Some familiarity with lab procedures.
Must be meticulous in the lab with handling the samples and with careful note-taking.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: Some geological experience or at least interest desirable.
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_173491
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