[ES_JOBS_NET] Researcher Project Coordinator, soil and aquatic biogeochemistry, University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)

A
full time Researcher Project
Coordinator is available in soil and aquatic biogeochemistry
with the Burgin
and Loecke Labs at the University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS). 
The
researcher will be responsible for coordinating research
projects that study
greenhouse gas production, global warming potential, and
carbon storage of
created wetlands in agricultural landscapes by providing
specialized, skilled
lab and field services and supervise temporary workers and/or
student workers.  The position located in Dayton, OH and may
require travel to Lawrence, KS, 1-4 times per year for up to
one week at a time.

Duties
and percent-time devoted to each:

40%
– Independently manage research projects
and maintain research facilities. Manage research lab,
including staffing,
supervising, maintaining equipment and records, ensuring
protocols, compliance
and safety.

40%
– Collect, analyze and process lab and
field samples, data entry and management, providing weekly
update reports to
supervisor.  Provide training as needed.

20%
– Provide assistance to others. Full
supervision of temporary/on call and student workers.

Required
Qualifications:

Bachelor’s
degree in natural resource
sciences or related field, plus three years’ related field and
laboratory
experience required. Technical skills and working knowledge in
relevant
science, including course work in water and soil science
required. Experience
with project management and/or supervisory experience and
demonstrated ability
to teach others required. 
Prioritization, organizational, communication and facilitation
skills;
and recordkeeping and computer skills, such as basic data
entry, QA/QC and
graphing essential. Valid driver’s license required.

Preferred
Qualifications:

Master’s
degree natural resource sciences or
related field.

2
years project management and/or supervisory
experience.

Experience
with analytical instrumentation,
including gas chromatography and sensor networks. Knowledge of
compliance and
safety regulations necessary. Familiarity with environmental
sensors, solar
panels and cellular communication modems; and familiarity with
soil, plant, and
microbial assay techniques.

The
University of Kansas (KU) is a major
research university with specialstrength
in ecology and evolutionary biology.
The EEB department has >40tenured
and tenure-track faculty working in a
wide variety of areas, withNational
Research Council and Chronicle of
Higher Education rankings in thetop
10 in the USA. KU is located in the town of
Lawrence, Kansas, about 40miles
from Kansas City. Lawrence is a
progressive and cosmopolitanuniversity
town of about 100,000 people, with
vibrant art, music, and sportsscenes.
Lawrence was ranked among the top ten
college towns in the countryin
2012 by livability.com,
beating, for instance, Ann Arbor, MI, and
Austin, TX.For
questions contact Terry Loecke at loecke.terry@ku.edu
or Amy Burgin at burginam@ku.edu.
To apply seehttps://employment.ku.edu/staff/5950BR Deadline
for application is July 1 2016.KU
is an EO/AAE.  All qualified applicants
will receive consideration foremployment
without regard to race, color,
religion, sex (includingpregnancy),
age, national origin, disability,
genetic information orprotected
Veteran status.

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