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Geosciences Laboratory Manager

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The following materials must be uploaded with your application: * Resume/CV * Cover letter * Contact information for three professional references

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Geosciences Laboratory Manager
Department Geological Sciences & Engineering
Department Web Address https://www.unr.edu/geology
Full Time Equivalent

100%

Position Type Administrative Faculty
Comp Grade B
Tenure Track Non Tenure Track
Job Description

The Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks a full-time Lab Manager to oversee the use and maintenance of the department’s major equipment and analytical facilities. These facilities include two modern scanning electron microscopes (JEOL JSM-6010LA and JSM-7100FT FE-SEM), and a Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (LA-ICP-MS) (Agilent 7700x ICP-MS and a Resonetics RESOlution M50-E 193 nm laser). The FE–SEM is equipped with state-of-the-art BSE, EDS, CL, and EBSD detectors. The Lab Manager is responsible for the operation, maintenance, business development, budgeting and accounting for the SEM and LA-ICP-MS facilities. The manager establishes and implements policies and procedures, including safety standards; supervises, trains, and schedules users of the facility; assists and/or completes data reduction, ensuring quality control; manages laboratory supplies and invoicing; administers the lab accounts and annual budget; and maintains the laboratory websites. It is expected that the Lab Manager will supervise instrument analyses, review analytical methods, and recommend best-practice analytical approaches.

The University of Nevada, Reno has a growing and increasingly diverse student population of approximately 21,000, including over 2,800 graduate students. The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. The city of Reno offers an excellent quality of life, with entertainment and cultural opportunities in excess of most cities of similar size. The city lies one hour from Lake Tahoe and four hours east of San Francisco in the valley of the Truckee River on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, and has a mild high desert climate. A highly rated location for living and outdoor recreation, the Reno area also enjoys a flourishing and diverse intellectual, artistic, and cultural community.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree in geoscience, chemistry or physics and 2 years of related work experience. Relevant experience: operation and maintenance of analytical instrumentation equipment; experience acquired during graduate study may count toward the requirement.

Schedule or Travel Requirements:
• Occasional need for off-hour presence for user support and or maintenance
• Travel 1 to 3 times per year for training, short courses, professional development

Preferred Qualifications

Significant experience in mass spectrometry and electron microscopy; experience maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing major analytical instruments.

Contact Information for this Position

Sharee Williams
(775) 682-8795
shareew@unr.edu

Special Instructions to Applicants

The following materials must be uploaded with your application:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three professional references
Job Open Date 09/07/2017
Job Close Date 10/09/2017
Open Until Filled No
Search Number 72841
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you initially learn about this recruitment/job opening?
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    • Chronicle of Higher Education.
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  2. If applicable, give more details on specific resource(s) indicated above.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a master's degree or higher in Geoscience, Chemistry or Physics?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  2. Reference Contact Information
  3. Resume/CV
Optional Documents