Associate Researcher (School of Freshwater Sciences)
Functions as the laboratory scientific expert (Research Specialist) in a specialized area of analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis, including methods development and training of technical staff, faculty and students; performs a high degree of complex analyses and requires participation in and directing of method implementation and validation. May act as a team leader in one or more specialized areas; may function in a public relations capacity as liaison with other state agencies or industry and/or representing the laboratory at professional meetings.
Establish, operate, and maintain a state-of-the-art analytical facilities
for trace inorganic and organic constituents encountered in Great Lakes
*Instrumentation available includes: autoanalyzers, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, UV and IR spectrophotomers, ICPMS,
Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometers, Ion chromatography, Gas
chromatography, low level alpha and gamma radionuclide counting instrumentation, electrochemistry, elemental analyzers, associated sample preparation apparatus, and data management and archiving.
-Analysis at sub-microgram concentrations requires considerable attention to detail in that the reliability of the analytical data generated in directly proportional to the degree of care taken in performing tasks.
-Responsible for analyzed samples that are one-of-a-kind and extremely expensive (or impossible) to replace.
-Coordinates and schedules the use of an analytical laboratory complex for research and/or teaching purposes.
-Maintains inventories and/or purchases equipment, chemical reagents or other supplies.
-Solve problems encountered in research applications involving sample
collection, preparation, preservation, chemical separation, instrumental
analysis, calibration and quality control measures.
-Train faculty, staff and graduate students in the use of the instrumentation and analytical procedures and participate in multidisciplinary research projects. May assist in the development of grant applications and the preparation and presentation of reports of research results, and in informal instruction of research students. May assist in instruction at the graduate level