Lab Manager


Position Information

University Code 34054 University Title Senior Lab/Research Technician University Job Family Research & Innovation ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Multi Title Scope of Search Regional Working Title Lab Manager Position Number 592130 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Biology Organizational Overview

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Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

•Coordinate and lead field research activities at the University of Michigan Biological Station
•Conduct field and laboratory research activities associated with the quantification of forest carbon pools and fluxes
•Manage the fortedata package as new data become available: https://fortexperiment.github.io/fortedata/
•Support the development of research products, including related publications.

This is a restricted position. The employee understands that the continuation of this position depends on the continuation of grant funding.

Minimum Hiring Standards

•Master’s degree or equivalent in biology, with an emphasis on forest ecology
•Familiarity and experience with primary field methods for the measurement and analysis of forest carbon pools and fluxes
•Data analysis skills and programming experience in R
•Summer residence at the University of Michigan Biological Station, Pellston, MI, and periodic travel during the academic year in support of research activities
•Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU .

Preferred Hiring Standards

•Demonstration of published work related to the carbon cycling of temperate forests
•At least a year of experience conducting field and laboratory research
•Prior experience advising/supervising undergraduate research collaborators

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $35,000 to $42,000 Application Process/Additional Information

In addition to the state application, please submit a resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references, one of whom must be a current or most recent supervisor. A cover letter is encouraged.

Campus Off-site Hours/Week 40 hours/week Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM Job Open Date 04/27/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Is this a restricted position? Yes Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/104651 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current VCU employee?
    • Yes
    • No
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
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Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)


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