LAKEWATCH Laboratory Technician II

University of Florida
Job Description

JOB NO:522231
WORK TYPE:Staff Full-Time
LOCATION:Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
CATEGORIES:Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Research/Scientific/Grants
DEPARTMENT:60460000 - AG-SCHL FOR, FISH, & GEOMATICS

CLASSIFICATION TITLE:

Laboratory Technician II

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The primary responsibility of this position is analyzing saline and freshwater samples for nutrients and chlorophyll concentrations using a variety of laboratory equipment. The position is also responsible analyzing waters samples using standard methods for pH, hardness, alkalinity, specific conductance, color, and chloride. Strong skills in data management using Excel spreadsheets are needed for this position. This position also assists the Scientific Laboratory Manager in laboratory operations as needed.

  • Laboratory Technician II conducts chemical analyses on water samples from Florida lakes, streams and near shore coastal waters to evaluate their limnological characteristics. The Laboratory Technician will be focusing primarily on ammonia, nitrate-nitrite, and total nitrogen using a SEAL Analytical AA3 auto analyzer.
  • Individual is also responsible for conducting multiple chemical analyses as described in the American Public Health Association’s Standard Methods and adjustment to these methods described in Florida LAKEWATCH’s Standard Operating Procedures. Individual will be responsible for analyzing water for total phosphorus, chlorophyll, specific conductance, color, pH, total alkalinity, and chloride analyses.
  • Laboratory Technician will enter, edit and manage data from analyses, using Excel spreadsheets while maintaining Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures for all laboratory analyses.
  • Laboratory Technician will prepare test solutions, compounds, and/or reagents for laboratory personnel to conduct tests.
  • Assist the Scientific Laboratory Manager in laboratory operations as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
EXPECTED SALARY:

$15 - $18 per hour, commensurate with experience.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Associate’s degree in an appropriate area and two years of related experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and four years of related experience. Appropriate college course work or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be able to operation and maintain a SEAL Analytical AA3 auto analyzer, spectrophotometers, other laboratory equipment and all computer software associated with laboratory equipment. 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume. 

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT REQUIRED: No

 

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