Position: Faculty Research Assistant I in Nutrient Analytical Laboratory, Full-Time.

 Location: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons, MD

 Responsibilities: Full-time position working within the Nutrient Analytical Services Laboratory (NASL), an environmental analytical laboratory providing chemical analysis of water and sediment in conjunction with water quality monitoring and environmental research programs sponsored by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as organizations from the private sector. 

 Description of responsibilities:  Perform numerous duties in conjunction with operation of environmental analytical laboratory including but not limited to; cleaning of scientific glassware, transporting shipping containers (not greater than 25 pounds) to and from receiving area, handling/processing of water and sediment samples in preparation of chemical analysis, assist laboratory staff with analysis and perform routine wet chemistry techniques such as preparing reagents and chemicals used in various routine analyses. Initial training will be in the operation of spectrophotometers and analytical balances, with progression to colorimetry and ion chromatography over time. 

  Qualifications:  A B.S./B.A. in chemistry preferred.  Bachelor degree in biology, environmental science or other relevant natural science considered.  Excellent organizational and time management skills, ability to work independently and within a group, and good written and spoken communication skills are essential. Data management skills will be considered an asset.  A willingness to trouble shoot problems with instrumentation and communicate with service providers required as well.   Occasionally extended hours will be necessary to complete tasks.  

 Salary: Salary to commensurate with education and experience. Position is contractual and renewed on an annual basis, contingent on funding availability. A comprehensive State of Maryland benefits package is also available. 

Closing Date: Applications are due by May 14, 2016.  Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after May 14, 2016 will not be considered.
 Contact: Send C.V., and contact information for three references in one document via email to personnel@cbl.umces.edu by May 14, 2016. Please include in the subject line of the email Reference: NASL FRA. 

 UMCES is an AA/EOE employer. Individuals with disabilities, Veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.