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Multiscale Environment Particle Analysis Laboratory Coordinator

Date: February 25, 2015
Reports to (Job Title): Canada Excellence Research Chair
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences


Main Campus


37.5 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

Responsible for managing and providing technical support for the day-to-day research operations of the Ecohydrology Research Group in the new Multiscale Environmental Particle Analysis Laboratory (MEPAL).

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Manage laboratory resources and ensure quality control:


2.  Supervise students and researchers using lab facilities



3.  Conduct service analyses for outside clients




4.  Collaborate with the Ecohydrology Group and other laboratories and lab managers in the private, government, and public sectors



5.  Provide scientific and professional guidance on research operations

Position Requirements


PhD in analytical chemistry, preferably with strong interdisciplinary component.


Minimum 3 years experience as an analytical chemist preferably in the environmental sector


Broad-based science skills that span analytical developments in aquatic and solid state chemistry.  Lab safety, general analytical chemistry, spectroscopy (trained in operating the XRF and XRD equipment), microscopy (electron microscopy)


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Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Strong oral and written communication and networking skills.  Presentation skills an asset.

Level of Responsibility:

Coaching (undergraduate student assistants and graduate students), staff management (sharing and allocating undergraduate research support staff with other lab coordinators and researchers)

Decision-Making Authority:

Responsible for the daily operation of the MEPAL

Physical and Sensory Demands:

i.e. distractions, attention to detail, lifting carrying.

Working Environment:

Lab and office-based work environment.