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Seasonal Employee Hourly

Apply now Job no: 496428
Work type: Staff - Part-Time
Location: Main Campus - Academic
Categories: Part-Time, Research, None

Title: Seasonal Employee Hourly

Department Org: Environmental Sciences - 101250

Employee Classification: H6 - Intermittent - Seasonal Hourly

Bargaining Unit: Bargaining Unit Exempt

Primary Location: Main Campus - Academic

Shift:  1 

Posted Salary: Salary commensurable based on experience

Job Description:

The primary function of the lab technician is to manage operations of the sedimentary ancient DNA lab on main campus in the Bowman Oddy building. The lab technician will be responsible for processing samples, including but not limited to the collection, preparation and analysis of nutrients, environmental DNA, and diatoms in sediments and water. The lab technician will also be responsible for equipment maintenance, lab inventory, lab management, field work, data management, data analysis, methods development, preparation of standard operating procedures, and the training of student workers and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Ability to prepare standard operating procedure documents
• Ability to develop and evaluate methods required for research projects
• Ability to communicate research findings
• Ability to train students
• A minimum of bachelor's degree in environmental sciences or related discipline;
• Willingness and ability to work outdoors under ambient weather conditions;
• Experience with lab protocols;
• Valid driver’s license;
• Commitment to a safe and inclusive working environment required.

Conditions of Employment:

To promote the highest levels of health and well-being, the University of Toledo campuses are tobacco-free.  To further this effort, the University of Toledo Health Science Campus Medical Center is requiring candidates for employment to be nicotine-free.  Pre-employment health screening requirements will include cotinine (nicotine) testing, as well as drug and other required health screenings for the position. With the exception of positions within University of Toledo Main Campus and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, the employment offer is conditional upon successful completion of a cotinine test and Occupational Health clearance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation. 

The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.

The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request. 

Computer access is available at most public libraries and at the Office of Human Resources located in the Center for Administrative Support on the Main Campus of the University of Toledo.

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Last Updated: 8/31/23