November 20, 2013
The Geosciences Department at Williams College invites applications for a full-time (40 hours with flexible scheduling) year-round Technical Assistant to support the educational and research activities of the department’s faculty and students. Primary responsibilities include equipment maintenance, training students on analytical and field equipment, organizing logistics for local and extended field trips, driving field trip vans when needed, and curating samples and displays within the department.
Qualified candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in geosciences or a related field. Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Candidates should be able to work independently, multi-task effectively, and meet deadlines. Geosciences faculty and students work with a wide range of field and laboratory equipment including GPS and geographic information systems; rock, sediment and soil sample preparation for chemical and paleontological analysis; thin-section preparation, petrographic microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and scanning-electron microscopy. The successful candidate will learn how to use and maintain these instruments, and will also work with and train students.
Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For optimal consideration, please submit materials by December 2, 2013. Job # 300941-W
Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.
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