The Stable Isotope Core Laboratory at Washington State University is currently seeking applications for Scientific Assistant. For further information or to apply visit this link https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wsujobs.com%2Fpostings%2F50483&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cb5ee64c64a7a4f6ad9ee08d7aa24a65c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637164946707283369&sdata=z7nOKKBzsinIZkj9WWymwPjeflv0gScxeBWrRIHwWYA%3D&reserved=0 or search for position 51720 at wsujobs.com.
Summary of duties:
The Scientific Assistant will assist the laboratory manager for the WSU stable isotope core facility; help develop innovative approaches and methodologies in stable isotope analyses; interact with Laboratory Information Management database; maintain facility web page; ensure satisfactory operation of specialized research equipment to serve needs of the facility; train personnel in preparation of samples and equipment usage; supervise student workers; and maintain lab inventory and make lab orders. The incumbent will also implement laboratory QA/QC and safety protocols. In addition, the incumbent performs routine maintenance on specialized research equipment; analyzes and interprets initial equipment output; and schedules lab resources to process tasks at hand. This position supervises and delegates responsibilities to student workers in the laboratory.
A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate related scientific or engineering discipline and three (3) years of progressively responsible related professional research experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Master’s degree in an appropriate related scientific or engineering discipline may be substituted for up to one year of the required work experience.
Experience in operation of stable isotope ratio mass spectrometers.
Experience in interacting with professional users of the facility.
Experience with other environmentally based equipment.
Demonstrated Experience with database management.
Founded as the people’s university in 1890, Washington State University fulfills that commitment by transforming lives through education, research, and community outreach. In 2015, the University celebrated 125 years of delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to citizens across the state, region, nation, and around the world. The state’s only land-grant institution and one of two public research universities, WSU provides a world-class education to nearly 30,000 students through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable cost-a decades-long WSU commitment to the state’s citizens. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and 127 graduate and professional degree programs. Many academic programs win recognition nationally for excellence. WSU is one of just 108 public and private universities in the United States-out of more than 4,500-singled out for its “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University’s research agenda is focused on addressing challenges in health, sustainability, smart systems, national security, and opportunity and equity. WSU is a major driver of Washington’s economy, partnering with many of the state’s leading industries, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, and construction. The University is responsible for nearly 20,600 jobs statewide and generates an overall economic impact of more than $3.3 billion annually. The institution’s operating budget expenditures total nearly $2 billion annually.
Pullman is a dynamic center of higher education, research, and culture located in a region called the Palouse. The region is home to two land grant universities, Washington State University and the University of Idaho located just eight miles to the east in Moscow, Idaho. Washington’s second-largest city, Spokane, is located 75 miles north of Pullman. Demographics Daily designated Pullman a “dream town,” reflecting the city’s exceptionally high quality of life. Bloomberg Businessweek named Pullman the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids” in Washington. The city also boasts one of the highest percentages of graduate degrees among U.S. micropolitan areas, and its public school system has been ranked among the top 100 in the country. Excellent outdoor recreation opportunities-including golfing, skiing, hiking, and boating-are just a short drive away.
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Competitive benefits available, more details at hrs.wsu.edu/benefits