WOODS HOLE RESEARCH CENTER
Soils Lab Assistant
Woods Hole Research Center seeks applicants for a non-exempt entry level laboratory assistant position to help prepare soil samples and then perform basic soil tests. The successful candidate will work as part of a team consisting of a scientist, postdoc, and research assistant, and will receive experience and training working in a multi-disciplinary laboratory setting.
- Organize soil samples being received.
- Sieve, dry, weigh and grind soil samples as appropriate.
- Operate basic laboratory equipment including balances and mechanical mixing mills.
- Analyze soil samples on an infrared spectrophotometer and elemental analyzer
- Maintain clear lab notes on work progress.
- Keep a clean and organized work space.
- Follow laboratory health and safety protocols.
Qualifications and Experience
- Must have attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
- Ability to work independently while maintaining communication with other team members.
- Desire to gain experience in scientific research.
- High School degree.
- Some college experience.
- Previous laboratory experience desired but not required.
- Demonstrated skills in using spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel.
- Must be in good health, capable of working on your feet for most of the day.
Appointment: This non-exempt temporary lab assistant position is for 40 hours per week for approximately 4.5 months.
Compensation: This is a non-exempt position has an hourly salary range of $18-19.00 per hour. This position is eligible for our benefit program.
Desired Start Date: January 6, 2020 ending May 22, 2020.
Application Instructions: To apply, please email your cover letter, along with a resume, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type Job JSLA20 in the subject line.
Application Deadline: December 13, 2020, or until filled.
Located on a 10-acre campus near the village of Woods Hole, the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) is a private, non-profit research organization and acclaimed leader in addressing the great global environmental issues of our time through science and policy. Its core focus is to conduct high quality scientific research, and policy analysis/implementation, on environmental and economic issues, particularly climate change. A leader in its field, WHRC has 60 staff members, and attracts some of today’s top experts on global environment issues.
WHRC is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. WHRC is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.