The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Program Aide with the Technical and Analytical Department (TAS) will require up to two (2) months at sea during upcoming expeditions on the research vessel JOIDES Resolution, which operates worldwide on two-month scientific drilling expeditions. This position performs the responsibilities of a marine technician aboard the research ship under the supervision of the Laboratory Officer (LO) and Assistant Laboratory Officer (ALO).
Required Education and Experience:
2 years of relevant experience (Master's degree is equivalent to 2 years of experience)
Required Licenses and Certifications:
Obtain and hold a passport and appropriate visas on a continuing basis
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Working knowledge of standard computer and software applications
Excellent interpersonal skills as well as both oral and written communication skills
Must be detail oriented and have the ability to successfully organize tasks, multi-task, and prioritize work
Demonstrated ability to work professionally, harmoniously, and cooperatively with others
Be able to work independently
This position is required to sail
Seagoing employees must pass a new employee physical exam and annual physical exams
Employees will be working in the shipboard laboratories as well as outside on deck
Could require working in extreme environments and under conditions of ship motion and vibration
This is a physically demanding position that requires moving cores and other heavy items (up to 60 lbs.) on a moving ship and working in an environment with exposure to noise, dust, and potential allergens
Employee shifts at sea are on a 12 hour a day, 7 day a week basis for approximately two months for an expedition
Preferred Education and Experience:
Bachelorâ™s degree in a science or engineering field
Graduate degree in a relevant field
Prior seagoing experience i
Basic familiarity with laboratory techniques and laboratory safety
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Background in the geological and/or oceanographic sciences
Knowledge and use of databases, scientific software, and/or computer-aided design
Knowledge and experience in working with tools (i.e., good mechanical and/or electronics skills)
Experience in design, construction, installation, or operation of scientific equipment and laboratory instrumentation
Learn to calibrate, operate, maintain, and upgrade lab equipment and software for assigned lab/task
Control inventory and supplies for assigned lab
Process and handle scientific data for assigned lab/task
Cooperate and work closely with scientists to optimize science
Maintain and develop the lab manuals and other documentation
Follow and promote laboratory specific safety practice
Communicate with shore based support as necessary
Under the direction of a more senior staff member, process and handle cores and take samples as they are received on the core platform
Label and scribe cores and enter scientific date into the IODP database
Split, box, move, and store cores
Keep core lab and/or assigned lab clean
Practice and promote safety in core handling
Coordinate with off-going Marine Lab Specialists to learn about any ongoing problems or deficiencies and check the overall status of assigned lab/task
Attend cross over meetings
Off load and on load shipments from/to the ship
Unpack and distribute all items from oncoming shipments to respective labs and storerooms
Practice and promote safety during portcall duties
Provide assistance and promote cooperation within and among the diverse international community
Be familiar with, comply with, and administer all IODP, TAMU, TAMRF, state, and federal policies that pertain to department
Performs other duties as assigned
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.
Internal Number: R-017083
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