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Appointment Type: Temp Full-time
Department: Geology
Categories: Temporary, Staff
Position Grade: TI

Work Days: Mon-Fri
Shift Start/End Time: 8:30AM-5:00pm
Hours Per Week: 40
Weeks Per Year: 50

The Laboratory Technician is split between the core facility and stable isotope lab. Core lab responsibilities include processing samples in the Core Lab related to the Lake Junin Drilling Project.   Samples will be analyzed for organic and inorganic carbon using a CO2 coulometer, and for biogenic silica and particle size analysis.  Data entry and sample organization is also involved. Responsibilities for the Isotope lab include: sample preparation for analysis of oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, and deuterium isotopes using the gas bench, TCEA, and element analyzer as well as managing laboratory processes and experiments.
Duties for both labs include safe and efficient operation of the instrumentation, training external users and students, establishing method protocols, maintaining databases, and ensuring laboratory safety compliance with the College standards.
The position offers opportunities to be involved in research projects in the Geology Department.  This is a two year position with the possibility of renewal.
Qualifications: Associates degree required, bachelor degree and minimum of 1 year laboratory environment experience preferred. The position also requires attention to detail, agility with small samples, the ability to work independently, and problem solve when instruments malfunction. Must be willing to work in an academic environment, be safety conscious and able to work with a diverse group of individuals. Training will be provided.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, criminal history background check and pre-employment physical where applicable.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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