Student Assistant for Chemical Management System Project
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Internal Number: 96001
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is seeking Chemical Management System Student Assistants to support a large-scale Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tagging project across the laboratory campus.
In this role, you will enter labs and technical areas to search for chemical containers, minimally handle these containers and apply RFID tags to these containers. This activity only authorizes handling of closed containers that are in good condition (i.e., labels are legible, caps are intact, no signs of leakage). In most cases, staff will pick up and carry a closed container from its current storage location to a staging area where a RFID tag will be applied. To ensure RFID tags adhere properly to containers, the outside of the container may need to be dried and cleaned. If this is the case, staff will communicate this to their EHS Point of Contact to determine if assistance is needed to perform this task.
A handheld RFID device will be used to link the RFID tag with the Chemical Management System (CMS) barcode and update the CMS database. The container will then be carried and returned back to its original location. As part of the planning for the day's work, student assistants will inquire with the EHS Point of Contact regarding disposal requirements. The RFID equipment will be wiped down at the end of each day to remove any chemical residue. Waste wipes will be disposed of in a similar manner as the gloves.
What is Required:
Current undergraduate or graduate student comfortable in a laboratory environment..
Some experience in a laboratory environment.
Familiarity/training with laboratory safety and/or handling chemicals a plus.
Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and Google applications.
The work will end by 9/30/22. Shorter commitments (as little as 6 weeks) are also acceptable.
Salary will be predetermined based on student step rates, ranging from $21 to $41 per hour for graduate students and $16 to $21 per hour for undergraduate students.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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