Research Associate – Chemistry
Posted July 1, 2010
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.
Qualifications: Education: MS or associated degree in chemistry, or related fields. 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 Mass Spectrometry.
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 Initial review of applications will begin on July 9th and continue until the position is filled.



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