Position Announcements

Lab Manager/ Research Technician

Position Duties:

The applicant will be expected to maintain standard operating procedures for activities within the lab (including database entry and management; data quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC)). Specifically this will include running the following instruments: automatic nutrient analyzer for the measurement of dissolved inorganic and organic nutrients in both fresh and marine waters and a gas chromatograph for greenhouse gas analysis. Much of my research involves field sampling – specifically: traveling to the coast, collecting samples onboard research vessels, and then either running experiments onboard the vessel or back on land. The applicant will also be expected to help supervise undergraduate students. Additional experience with environmental microbial techniques a plus.


Required: Bachelor’s Degree in biology, chemistry, oceanography, ecology or related degree.

Familiarity with field and laboratory measurements of the biological and/or chemical properties of seawater and experience with a nutrient autoanalyzer, mass spectrometry and/or gas chromatography is required. Working knowledge of computers (i.e. Microsoft Excel, Word, etc.) and a willingness to learn other programs is required. Valid driver’s license, ability and willingness to make overnight travel, ability to participate in field sampling. Strong interpersonal skills are required including strong written and verbal communication skills.

Desired: MS desired in Chemistry, Oceanography, Ecology or a related degree. Field experience (including small boat operation, diving) and advanced computer skills desired. Minimum 1 year post graduate experience is desired.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: Applications received by May 30th, 2014 will be given preference.

Position is open until filled.

Please contact Wally Fulweiler for more details: rwf@bu.edu; 617-358-5466.

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