Research Associate – Chemistry
The research focus is bioremediation of oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill in
the Gulf of Mexico
Responsibilities: Perform routine and non-routine tasks related to field sample
collection and lab experiments. Travel to field sites and collaborating
laboratories will be required. Conduct wet chemistry, operate lab instruments
and data systems to perform analytical tasks by such means as freeze drying,
gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, elemental analysis, etc. Process
analytical data, calculate results and generate reports. Maintain a safe, clean
work environment; perform basic equipment maintenance, order supplies.
Education: MS or associated degree in chemistry, or related
Experience: One to three (1-3) years working experience in an
analytical lab. Experience in operation and care of standard analytical
laboratory equipment, including autoclaves, analytical microbalances,
centrifuges, spectrophotometers, etc.
Skills: Bench scale wet lab chemistry
and analysis using instruments including GC and familiarity with Isotope Ratio
Computer skills, including Microsoft Office, for communication and data
processing. Excellent skill at personal organization and general lab practices
as well as excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. The position is
currently limited to one year.
Location: Dauphin Island Sea Lab, a state of the
art research facility located within 40 minutes of the city of Mobile. Please
send your letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names and contact
information of three professional references to: Dr Behzad Mortazavi at
[log in to unmask] Initial review of applications will begin on July 9th and
continue until the position is filled.