Paleonet: Lab Manager/Preparator Position

Laurie C. Anderson laurieander at gmail.com
Thu May 14 22:21:51 GMT 2015



Preparator and Lab Manager
                   
Museum of Geology
 
The Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SD
Mines) invites applications for a fossil preparator and laboratory manager.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the safe and efficient
operation of the laboratories within the Martin Paleontology Research Lab
and Museum of Geology. This person also will be responsible for fossil
preparation, replication, and other sample preparation and analyses to
enhance the collections and research efforts of the Museum of Geology. In
addition, this person will be responsible for training in lab and fossil
preparation procedures (particularly preparation and replication of
vertebrate fossil material). Further, the successful candidate will interact
regularly with students, volunteers, co-workers, other professionals, and
the public as part of normal duties.
 
An earned bachelor¹s degree in geology or related/applicable field and at
least two years of experience with preparation of vertebrate fossils and
molding and casting of fossil materials are required. A valid driver's
license is also required. Experience managing scientific laboratories or
other supervisory experience is desired. Experience with collections
database entry and use is also desired.
 
For questions about this position, contact Laurie Anderson at:
Laurie.Anderson at sdsmt.edu
 
Established in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a
science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, South
Dakota. The School of Mines is a public university offering bachelor's,
master's, and doctoral degrees in engineering and science. Known for our
academic rigor, we maintain a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Our students
benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate
research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive
engineering teams. Our graduates have a 98% placement rate and an average
starting salary of $65,600. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four
areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education;
and underground science. The School of Mines is a growing university that
enrolls 2,800 students from 45 states and 40 countries.
 
Rapid City is in the Rushmore Region of South Dakota.  The state's second
largest city (with an urban population of 70,812 and metropolitan population
of 141,431) is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount
Rushmore, the Badlands National Park and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within
an hour of the University. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and
offers year-round recreational opportunities, including, hiking, bicycling,
skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more
information about the School of Mines and Rapid City, visit: www.sdsmt.edu
<http://www.sdsmt.edu/>  and http://visitrapidcity.com/
<http://visitrapidcity.com/> .
 
The School of Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse
workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including
paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical,
dental and vision coverage for spouses and dependents; retirement plans;
paid holidays; and a generous vacation and sick day allowance. Individuals
interested in this position must apply online at
http://www.sdsmt.edu/employment <http://www.sdsmt.edu/employment> . Human
Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and
may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin July 6,
2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is
contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.
 

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, national origin, military status, gender, religion, age,
sexual orientation, political preference or disability in employment or the
provision of service.
 
 


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