Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Research Assistant to join the Geology & Geophysics Department. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for full benefits. This position is available for a period of one year from the date of hire and is renewable depending on performance and funding availability.
The National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (NOSAMS) Facility is looking for a Research Assistant to join our team. Characteristic duties are to log NOSAMS sample submissions for radiocarbon analysis and press graphite samples into cathodes for AMS 14C measurements.
As a Research Assistant , the incumbent works with some supervision, employs established laboratory procedures, standard equipment, and fundamental concepts to conduct research tasks determined by field of study and scope of individual research project. The internal title for this position could be Research Assistant II .
Handles daily stream of sample submissions and logging using database applications
Prepares solid sputter AMS samples for analysis
Assists with monthly 14C swipe sample collection and preparation using vacuum line techniques
Participates in the design of experiments
Maintains records related to the research and/or research equipment
As time permits, executes designated research tasks, makes use of selected laboratory experiments, equipment, library research, data acquisition and processing, statistical analyses or other investigative techniques
As deemed necessary by supervisor
Education & Experience
Bachelor's degree in science, or Bachelor's degree in non-related field plus two years' related experience
Associate's degree in related field plus three years' related experience
High School diploma or equivalent plus five years' related experience
The successful candidate should also have computer skills, communication skills, attention to detail, critical thinking, and an ability to work with a team in time-sensitive situations.
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to ability to lift above the shoulder, shoulder to knee, knee to floor; lifting 25-30 lbs and carrying 10-25 lbs regularly; Manual dexterity and mobility, use of hands for basic grasping and include fine manipulation, and occasional reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling and crouching. Physicalduties are subject to change.
Internal Number: 2021-1503
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!