martes, 13 de noviembre de 2012

University of California at Berkeley. lab manager.

*Southern Oregon University:* A full-time lab manager position is available
within the Biology Department at SOU to aid in the collection and
processing of tree-rings from large California coastal redwoods. The
position is currently available for one year, with the possibility of
extension to two years or more dependent on funding. Our lab’s ongoing
NSF-funded research is now establishing a 1000+ year tree-ring stable
isotope record. Our lab works with the California Redwoods State Parks to
cut and utilize slabs from large trees that have previously fallen across
roads within the parks. Narrow tree-rings are separated using a robotic
micro-milling station. Milled wood is isolated to alpha-cellulose and the
stable isotope compositions established within our laboratory at SOU or at
a collaborating facility at the University of California at Berkeley. The
primary responsibilities of the lab manager will be overseeing
micro-milling, cellulose extractions, sample weighing and data archiving.
To accomplish these tasks the candidate will need to help manage the
laboratory budget, order equipment and supplies and supervise undergraduate
workers. The ideal applicant will have experience managing research and
conducting wet chemistry in a laboratory, a demonstrated ability to
collaborate on research projects leading to scientific publication, and a
received M.Sc. Additional skills benefiting the applicant would be
experience with methods in dendrochronology, mass spectroscopy, machining
technology or related fields. Full time salary: $35,724 (12 months). SOU is
an equal access AA/EOE committed to achieving a diverse workplace. For more
information about the job please contact Steve Voelker (

To apply visit the SOU jobs website at