Clemson University's Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science has an opening for a full time permanent technician position. The Institute and the position are located in Georgetown SC (not on campus). Georgetown is about halfway between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, on the Atlantic Coast.
Apply through the Clemson HR website: http://www.clemson.edu/employment/prospective/findjobs.html Click External Applicant Staff Job Board. This is Job #100953 JOB SUMMARY: Manages environmental sensor program for variety of environmental research projects, including installation, calibration, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Helps plan sensor deployment and use, and manages data collected by sensors. JOB DUTIES: 60% - Essential - Technical Support: Test, troubleshoot, calibrate, and operate instruments, sensors, power systems, and other field equipment (e.g., Hobo, Decagon, Campbell Scientific, CID, LICOR, GPS, compass, etc.). Inspect and maintain sensor and field infrastructure including sensor mounts, towers, boardwalks, and electrical supplies, other field equipment, safety equipment, and laboratory instruments, and follow safety and science procedures. Monitor and sample field sites for water quality, biological, and physical properties (RTK, GPS, sapflow, YSI, etc. Navigating to previously established locations and collecting new waypoints in the field. 20% - Essential - Data Processing and Archiving: Use spreadsheets (excel), word processing, databases, and industry software for downloading, checking, and formatting data for analysis and archiving. Perform statistical analyses. 10% - Essential - Project Planning: Assist the Baruch Scientists with instrument installation and testing, materials planning, inventory and ordering, researching new and current technology in environmental sensors, and report work progress promptly and accurately. Follow established, standardized field protocols for sensor installation and use, sample collection and handling; record and verify accuracy of data from sensors/sample collections; process samples in the laboratory; send samples to external analytical labs. 5% - Essential - Lab Analysis: Operate lab equipment (e.g., Wiley Mill, drying oven, analytical balance, pH meter, microscope, and muffle furnace). 5% - Essential - Student support: Assist scientists with recruiting, training, and guidance of seasonal field personnel and students. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture or engineering technology. PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree - or Master's in ecology, env. sciences, or engineering related to sensor tech., or related discipline Work Exp 1+ years Applicant must be able to climb towers (such as flux towers) to install and access sensors and be able to swim. WORK SCHEDULE: 37.5 hr/week; Occasional overnight travel, daily schedule depends on research needs, but typically runs a normal schedule APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 12, 2016 CLOSING STATEMENT: Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.