Nov 02 2018
Job Description



School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology.  Regular, Part-Time to Full-Time (50-100% FTE), RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Department of Oceanography, Biogeochemical Analytical Facility, located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 


MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:  $1,324.50-$2,459/Mon. (@50% FTE) to $2,649-$4,918/Mon. (@100% FTE). 


DUTIES:  Prepares and analyzes natural samples (water, mineral solids, sediments, soils, plants, etc.) for measurement of dissolved inorganic and organic nutrients (P, N, Si); dissolved organic and inorganic carbon; dissolved oxygen; salinity; solid-phase carbon, nitrogen, sulfur and phosphorus; and chlorophyll-a.  Assists in general lab maintenance, including cleaning glassware and maintenance of lab instruments.  Performs maintenance, as needed, for laboratory instruments, including a nutrient auto analyzer, a C-H-N-S elemental analyzer, a high-temperature dissolved organic carbon (DOC)/total dissolved nitrogen (TDN) analyzer, a coulometer with a Versatile Instrument for the Determination of Total inorganic carbon and titration Alkalinity (VINDTA) sample introduction interface, an alkalinity titrator, a fluorometer, and a salinometer.  Reviews results for quality assurance and quality control.  Organizes data in database and provides results in summary tables.  Assists in instructing and teaching laboratory users, including laboratory assistant(s) and guest users of the facility.  Updates chemical inventory and laboratory Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) required documentation. 


PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Oceanography, Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Marine, Environmental Science, or related field.  EXPERIENCE:  One to three (1-3) years of experience in a science research lab setting.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledgeable in database inputting, MS Excel, word processing, and organization/management.  Good communication skills.  Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to complete the University of Hawai‘i (UH) Manoa Hazardous Waste Generator Training within one (1) month from date of hire. Must be able to complete the General Laboratory Safety Training within one (1) month from date of hire. Must complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals.  POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).  


SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience with wet chemical analyses of oceanographic samples.  Experience working with a nutrient autoanalyzer, a C-H-N-S elemental analyzer, a high-temperature DOC/TDN analyzer, a coulometer with a VINDTA (high-precision) sample introduction interface, an alkalinity titrator, a fluorometer, and/or a salinometer. 


INQUIRIES:  Danielle Hull 956-5878 (Oahu). 


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872. 


CLOSING DATE:  November 15, 2018 or until filled. Applications received after this deadline may be considered only if the position is not filled or up to the date a selection has been approved by the RCUH (whichever comes first).


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Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.