The Department of Crop and Soil Science is seeking a Soil Health Lab Manager. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.
The Soil Health Laboratory manager is expected to plan, coordinate, and direct analytical services related to plant, soil, and water samples submitted to the laboratory. As such this person is responsible for managing resources, facilities, equipment, personnel, cooperators, and budgets. They will be expected to consult with university, government, and private parties to meet analytical needs of a diverse set of customers. The manager will execute daily business requirements and develop long-term investment strategies to improve analytical infrastructure. This will include development and coordination of shared resources for research projects within CSS and throughout Oregon State University. In conjunction with state and national organizations, the manager will be responsible for developing and establishing a suite of parameters used to quantify soil properties with continued research in methodological development. Publication of new method development is expected. The manager will contribute to the educational goals of the department by coordinating field and laboratory method courses for graduate and undergraduate students.
College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are committed to enhancing student success by engaging students in quality academic, research, internships, global studies, and other experiential learning opportunities.
Positions with primary responsibility for extension and outreach are likewise committed to leaner success through programming appropriate for diverse audience.
Typically requires Bachelor's Degree in relevant field to research focus
A master's degree in a natural resource science is required.
Experience managing business and financial operations including budgeting, resource allocation, and risk benefit analysis.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Must have a demonstrable knowledge of environmental health and safety protocols to allow for proper enforcement.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication are required.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
Employee will be expected to work with laboratory chemicals, expensive analytical equipment, and confidential data.
Safety protocols will be strictly enforced.
The work schedule will have some flexibility with regular hours from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday maintained when possible.
Additional Salary Information: Salary to Commensurate with Training, Education and Experience
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