Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Laboratory Assistant to join the Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC, https://obsic.whoi.edu ) within the Geology and Geophysics Department. This is a temporary, casual, non-exempt position, and is not eligible for benefits.
With direct supervision, performs routine laboratory and clerical assignments.
The internal working title for this position could be either Laboratory Assistant I or Laboratory Assistant II. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience.
Assists in collection and preparation of samples, data, and instrumentation.
Maintains data records and performs other appropriate clerical functions.
Light mechanical/electrical assembly required
May organize lab work areas
May use CAD
May perform other project specific duties and complete other general task oriented functions as required.
As deemed necessary by supervisor
Education & Experience
Lab Assistant I Level* - High School Diploma or equivalent. CAD familiarity is desired.
Lab Assistant II Level -High School Diploma with some relevant lab experience. CAD familiarity is desired.
All position levels require basic computer skills and a willingness to take on a variety of tasks.
Physicalduties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to liftless than 25 lbs independently, 2 times per day;carry 10-25 lbs,2 times per day. Visual abilities to include near, far, peripheral, depth perception, and ability todistinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions, communicate effectively in loud areas (pier/dock, warehouse).Other physical tasks include occasional prolonged standing/walking; use of hands for basic /fine grasping and manipulation, repetitive motion, reaching above and below the shoulders, pushing, pulling, kneeling, bending, twisting, and stooping. Other occupational requirements include talking, traveling, working around others, and with others. Will be exposed to dust or other irritants and electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards.Physicalduties are subject to change.
Internal Number: 2021-1478
About Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is the world's leading, non-profit organization dedicated to ocean science and engineering, exploration and education. Come join a diverse organization whose curiosity, creativity, and commitment help improve the world's understanding of the ocean's importance to the plant and to society. Experience a culture of excellence, dedication, innovation and discovery.Please visit https://careers.whoi.edu for a listing of all of our openings and apply today!