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Lab manager position available starting Fall 2022!
Aug 31, 2022 • A. J. Rominger
We are looking for a lab manager! The position provides laboratory, field, and administrative support to the Agroecology and EcoEvoMatics Labs at the University of Maine.

The position provides laboratory, field, and administrative support to the Agroecology and EcoEvoMatics Labs at the University of Maine. The salary for this position is $45,000 and includes benefits listed on the HR webpage.

Essential Duties
EcoEvoMatics Lab
Collaboratively develop and maintain laboratory protocols
Train and support grad students on lab protocols and during annual lab safety training
Conduct annual chemical inventories and maintain SDS records
Perform laboratory protocols relating to extraction, purification, and library preparation of DNA samples from soil/sediment, water, and tissues for high-throughput sequencing
Assist in the procurement of field and laboratory supplies and materials
Assist in administrative coordination of lab events, including meetings scheduling
Assist with writing grant applications to fund future research projects
Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications
Required
A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. agriculture, forestry, ecology, environmental science, or other related fields)
1-3 years of experience in laboratory and fieldwork in the environmental, biological, chemical sciences, or other related disciplines
Experience working collaboratively and independently
Expert-level command of word processing and spreadsheets
Ability to quickly learn new lab and field techniques, both with guidance and in a self-taught capacity

Preferred
A masters or doctoral degree in a related field (e.g., agriculture, forestry, ecology, environmental science, or other related fields)
Experience in scientific data management
Experience with scientific computing using R and/or Python
Experience with DNA lab methods
Grant writing experience
Science communication experience, including outreach to non-scientific audiences
To apply, please submit materials through the official job posting. Required materials are:

a cover letter that describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
a resume/curriculum vitae
contact information for three professional references
Questions: please contact Rachel Schattman or Andy Rominger.

Review of applications will begin September 12, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Director of Equal Opportunity
101 North Stevens Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5754
(207) 581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System)

To apply for this job please visit www.ecoevomatics.org.


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