Jan 27 2015
The Phillips lab at Indiana University is seeking a highly-motivated individual to join our team as a full-time lab manager. Research in the lab focuses on quantifying how plant-microbe interactions influence biogeochemical cycling and ecosystem processes in forests (please visit: http://sites.bio.indiana.edu/~phillipslab/index.html. The successful applicant will spend most of their time working in the lab, and will be responsible for leading and conducting fieldwork during the growing season (April to October). Lab duties include: maintaining a clean and safe work environment, ordering supplies, overseeing lab finances, supervising lab personnel, training and mentoring undergraduate technicians, operating and maintaining scientific instruments, analyzing and organizing data, and helping to write and edit manuscripts. Field duties include collecting soil and plant tissue samples, maintaining /in situ/ instruments, measuring dendrometer bands, downloading data from data loggers, and supervising field campaigns.
*Employment duration:* The initial appointment is for one year, starting in April, 2015, with the strong possibility of an extension (depending on funds and satisfactory performance).
*Qualifications:* B.S. or M.S. (preferred) in the biological sciences – with a focus in ecology, biogeochemistry, environmental science, or soil science. Experience with flow injection and combustion analyzers, field ecology methods, soil analyses, and data organization/analysis is strongly preferred.
*Additional requirements:* An essential quality is willingness to conduct strenuous physical activity in the field under adverse conditions such as heat, high humidity, ticks, chiggers, steep terrain, and so forth. The successful applicant should be proficient with map, compass, and GPS and must be able to carry soil samples (up to 30 lbs.) in a backpack through rugged terrain. The successful applicant will also need to have access to a reliable vehicle for fieldwork (mileage will be reimbursed). Overall, the successful applicant must be well-organized, detail-oriented, posses strong analytical and interpersonal skills, and able to work effectively with minimal supervision as part of a research team.
*Salary:* $26,000 – $30,000 (commensurate with experience). Full benefits are included (see:
http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/neweeo/support-index.html for details).
*To apply: *Please submit 1) a brief cover letter describing your research/educational background, why you’re interested in the position, and the date you are available to start, 2) a CV that lists pertinent courses (with GPA) and previous research experience, and the names and contact info (includingemail addresses) of three references:. All materials should be submitted via the following link:
For full consideration, all materials must be submitted by March, 1, 2015. For additional questions about the position, please email Dr. Richard P. Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
Application Deadline: March, 1, 2015