Geoscience Laboratory Manager
The Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks a full-time Lab Manager to oversee the use and maintenance of the department’s major equipment and analytical facilities. These facilities include two modern scanning electron microscopes (JEOL JSM-6010LA and JSM-7100FT FE-SEM), and a Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (LA-ICP-MS) (Agilent 7700x ICP-MS and a Resonetics RESOlution M50-E 193 nm laser). The FE–SEM is equipped with state-of-the-art BSE, EDS, CL, and EBSD detectors. The Lab Manager is responsible for the operation, maintenance, business development, budgeting and accounting for the SEM and LA-ICP-MS facilities. The manager establishes and implements policies and procedures, including safety standards; supervises, trains, and schedules users of the facility; assists and/or completes data reduction, ensuring quality control; manages laboratory supplies and invoicing; administers the lab accounts and annual budget; and maintains the laboratory websites. It is expected that the Lab Manager will supervise instrument analyses, review analytical methods, and recommend best-practice analytical approaches.
Required Qualifications: Master’s Degree in geoscience, chemistry or physics and 2 years of related work experience. Relevant experience: operation and maintenance of analytical instrumentation equipment; experience acquired during graduate study may count toward the requirement.
Schedule or Travel Requirements:
• Occasional need for off-hour presence for user support and or maintenance
• Travel 1 to 3 times per year for training, short courses, professional development
The University of Nevada, Reno has a growing and increasingly diverse student population of approximately 21,000, including over 2,800 graduate students. The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. The city of Reno offers an excellent quality of life, with entertainment and cultural opportunities in excess of most cities of similar size. The city lies one hour from Lake Tahoe and four hours east of San Francisco in the valley of the Truckee River on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, and has a mild high desert climate. A highly rated location for living and outdoor recreation, the Reno area also enjoys a flourishing and diverse intellectual, artistic, and cultural community.
For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/25905
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
EEO/AA. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.