Director of Instrumentation, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Apr 09, 2019
May 09, 2019
Job Type
Full time

Position Description

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Lehigh University is currently seeking a full-time Director of Instrumentation. The Director of Instrumentation will manage advanced analytical instruments, including an ion chromatograph, multiple gas chromatographs (GC-FID, GC-TCD, GC-MS), an inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometer and related equipment. The successful candidate will also provide fabrication, mechanical, and electronic support for field and laboratory equipment, support general operational needs (e.g., lab safety and chemical waste procedures), and engage in the intellectual interests of the department. 

About Lehigh

Located in Pennsylvania's beautiful Lehigh Valley in Bethlehem, PA USA, Lehigh is a private research university with a rigorous academic community encompassing more than 7,000 students. The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) is Lehigh’s home for teaching and research in the areas of ecology, environmental science, and geological sciences. The EES Department has M.S. and Ph.D. graduate programs in addition to undergraduate B.A. and B.S. programs.

Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications for the Director for Instrumentation position include: [1] Master's Degree in Physical Sciences, Engineering or related field, or equivalent combination of education; [2] Experience working in a laboratory required; [3] Experience with analytical equipment operation and maintenance, chemical analysis, isotope chemistry, and laboratory operation preferred; [4] Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; [5] Solid analytical and problem solving skills, ability to work independently; [6] Solid basic software and computer skills; and [7] Successful completion of standard background checks.


Now accepting applications. Review will begin in mid- to late-May 2019. 

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Lehigh University provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits.

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