Ice Core Lab Assistant

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Student Technical Assistant
Job Title Ice Core Lab Assistant
Appointment Type Student Employee
Job Location Corvallis
Position Appointment Percent 50
Appointment Basis 12
Min Hourly Rate $10.25 (Standard); $10.00 (Non-Urban); $11.25 (Portland Metro)
Max Hourly Rate $16.50 (Standard & Portland Metro); $16.00 (Non-Urban)
Position Summary This recruitment will be used to fill two part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Ice Core Lab Assistant positions for the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU).

This position exists to assist with federally funded research on the history of atmospheric gases from polar ice cores.

Position Duties 50% Prepare ice samples for laboratory analysis .

40% Set up instruments for analysis, seal samples in vacuum containers, run vacuum systems and gas chromatographs, track data using Excel .

5% Help maintain ice core sample inventory and freezer archive.

5% Make air free ice, help maintain clean and organized laboratory environment. Possible travel to National Ice Core laboratory for sampling. Position will require working in -25C freezer, use of hand and power tools, and possibly irregular work hours.

Minimum Qualifications Employment Eligibility Requirements (
Additional Required Qualifications Evidence of mechanical aptitude.

Experience with or ability to quickly learn to use Microsoft Excel.

Experience with or ability to quickly learn to use,hand and power tools including band saw.

Attention to detail.

Basic mathematical skills.

Good communication skills.

Ability to work with a diverse team of co workers.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications Interest in earth or climate science or related fields.

Laboratory experience.

Experience with mechanical design, electronics, networking, or related topics.

Willingness to work in both summer and during school year.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P02503SE
Number of Vacancies 2
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 08/01/2017
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 06/28/2017
Full Consideration Date 07/21/2017
Closing Date 07/30/2017
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / Student – open to ALL qualified/eligible students
Special Instructions to Applicants When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A Resume/Vita

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

For additional information please contact: Ed Brook, 541-737-8197,

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents