Research Lab Technician, Earth and Environmental Science

Compensation

: $86,880.00 - $149,200.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Scientific Research



University Overview
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The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
Posted Job Title
Research Lab Technician, Earth and Environmental Science
Job Profile Title
Technician, Research Laboratory C
Job Description Summary
The Department of Earth and Environmental Science holds a large collection of rocks, fossils and minerals, and is in the process of curating and assessing these collections. We are seeking a person interested in museum-related subjects and/or a general knowledge of and interest in geology.
Job Description
The Department of Earth and Environmental Science holds a large collection of rocks, fossils and minerals, and is in the process of curating and assessing these collections. We are seeking a person interested in museum-related subjects and/or a general knowledge of and interest in geology. Candidate will work with Lab Coordinator to catalogue, inventory and document visually the Departmental specimen collection as well as assist in laboratory maintenance and operation of Departmental Service Center. Duties will include computer data entry of historical records, photography of specimens along with organization of specimens within storage. Additionally, candidate will assist in lab organization efforts as directed as well as documenting usage of Service Center resources.
This position is part time and works 20 hours per week.
QualificationsH.S. Diploma or GED Required, and 1 to 3 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. The ability to lift heavy items (trays of rocks/fossils) is necessary. A general knowledge of geology would be preferable, but is not required. Knowledge of and facility with Microsoft Access, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, digital cameras and image manipulation preferred. General laboratory experience, particularly in regards to lab safety issues is desirable, as the candidate will be expected to help maintain inventory and place lab equipment in their designated areas at the end of the day. The candidate will not be expected to handle chemicals, but must have awareness of their presence and understand the potential safety concerns while in laboratories.Working ConditionsOffice, library, computer room; Requires extensive safety training; Requires protective devicesPhysical EffortTypically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb.
Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences
Pay Range
$16.23 - $29.21
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Associated topics: agriculture, agrosciences, bioassay, ecological, environmental science, epa, field, food, sustainable, water * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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