The Research Assistant will work with Professor Smith on various tasks and helping to manage her lab spaces and research collections. Responsibilities include: mineral separation, zircon mounting and analyzing, rock processing for stable isotopes, and oversight of lab users. The ideal candidate has a high level of independence, reliability, and technical expertise in these areas.
Start date: The start date is flexible, and the position could start anytime between May 2020 and September 2020.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Oversight of the Olin Hall crushing lab, cutting lab, wet lab, and mineral separation lab. Help develop protocols for all these spaces.
Processing samples for mineral separation of zircon. Learning to mount and analyze zircon grains in Dr. Viete’s LA-ICPMS Olin Hall laboratory.
Preparing and analyzing carbonates in the Olin Hall stable isotope laboratory.
Organization of Smith rock collections.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
Some related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Bachelor’s degree in quantitative science.
Some related experience in quantitative analysis.
Experience in the techniques listed above.
Classified Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.50/hour Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 37.5 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001358-Earth and Planetary Science Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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