Skills & Knowledge: -Highly organized, detail-oriented, responsible for assigned outcomes. -Excellent verbal and written communication abilities. -Ability to multi-task, and maintain laboratory in professional manner. -Strong computer skills, including experience with word-processing, database, and other relevant programs. -Ability to work independently within a multi-disciplinary and multi-user research environment. -Ability to travel occasionally for conferences or to work in collaborating labs. Minimum Experience: -Two years of laboratory experience in relevant field. -Experience in aerobic and anaerobic microbial culturing, maintenance and associated analytical techniques. -Experience in providing instruction in use of laboratory equipment. -Experience in sterile operations and storage techniques. -Experience with implementation and enforcement of lab safety protocols. -Experience with continuous (chemostat) culturing is a plus.
Minimum Education: Masters Degree, or a Bachelor’s degree with at least two years of laboratory experience in relevant field
Lab Managerial -Oversee and ensure ongoing operations of all equipment, including contact and coordination with service personnel as necessary -Maintain records of equipment performance and maintenance, for full range of biology and analytical (geo)chemical laboratory items - Independently maintain laboratory supply inventories to respond to user needs -Provide training of facility equipment to all users, and serve as resource for any user problems or assistance with experimental protocols
Research Assistance -Plan and perform continuous culturing experiments in support of research projects in lab based on knowledge of scientific theory. Interpret and perform basic analyses of results. -Plan to perform the following tasks: Static and continuous Archaeal and Bacterial culturing, both aerobic and anaerobic, metabolite and biomass sampling and preservation, and metabolite analysis. -Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and related research. -Offer suggestions regarding modifications to procedures and protocols in collaboration with undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral individuals. -Maintain detailed and organized records of experiments and outcomes in electronic lab notebooks. -Contribute to publication of findings as needed. Participate in the preparation of written documents, including procedures, presentations, and proposals. -Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed. -Help orient and train new staff or students.