The Soil and Water Quality group in the Plant and Soil Sciences Department within the College of Agriculture, Food and the Environment is seeking a Research Analyst to join a team involved in edge-of-field water quality monitoring.
This is a grant funded, 2 to 3-year, laboratory position where the successful candidate will join a team focused on quantifying nutrients and soil runoff in agricultural fields and newly developed wetlands. In this dynamic environment we are seeking applicants with experience and/or interest in analytical techniques germane to soil, plant and water analyses. For example, the successful candidate will join two other research analysts utilizing three new instruments: a new state-of-the-art Agilent 5110 Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES), two new Hach Lachat Quickchem 8500 Flow Injection Autoanalyzers, and a new Thermo Scientific Flash Smart EA Combustion NC SOIL analyzer. The successful candidate will have a Master of Science degree (preferred), laboratory experience and a strong interest working in a laboratory environment. Interpersonal communication skills are expected as this job requires daily interactions with laboratory mangers, research team members, and students.
The University of Kentucky has excellent benefits which include but are not limited to health, vision, dental as well as the ability to take courses and pursue a graduate degree while working. Benefit details can be found at https://www.uky.edu/hr/compensation
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Driver’s license preferred.
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