Research Technician II - Engineering - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR69476
Provide project management for a global air quality network (SPARTAN). Communicate regularly with researchers worldwide to manage logistics of air quality measurements, of quality control, of instrument operation, of result dissemination, and of local air quality management initiatives.
Manage logistics of network operation across about 30 locations worldwide. Coordinate shipping and receiving samples from site locations, sustaining instrument operations, recording information, evaluation activities, and disseminating results. Communicate regularly with site operators and with a local lab manager. Provide direction/guidance on instrument usage. Troubleshoot issues and determine instrument recall/deployment.
Communicate with partner organizations such as a NASA satellite project (MAIA), related networks (IMPROVE, CAMS-Net), instrument manufacturer (AirPhoton), and funders to support interaction of SPARTAN with partners.
Document developments, analyses, and results of project for both internal records and external communication.
Contribute to instrument maintenance activities and coordinate repair.
Foster local air quality initiatives at sites worldwide.
Assist with grant preparation and reporting.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelorâ™s degree in engineering, science, or related field.
Experience with project management and or logistics.
Expertise in air quality.
Experience with instrumentation.
Interest in environmental issues.
Excellent written and communication skills.
A self-motivated person with a strong desire to succeed.
A team player who can contribute at a high level to achieve goals.
Strong organizational skills, focus and attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal skills for effective collaboration with a variety of stakeholders.
Takes initiative and has good problem-solving skills.
Bachelors degree or four years of equivalent education/experience in a laboratory or research setting.
$16.08 - $25.12 / HourlyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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