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Department Research Lab Manager 1

The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Northwestern University is seeking a Research Lab Manager to provide diverse, essential organizational support for research and teaching on-campus and off-campus. The Department’s Integrated Laboratories for Earth and Planetary Sciences (ILEPS) are the analytical foundation for a wide range of cutting-edge research in Earth and environmental sciences. The Lab Manager will train undergraduate and graduate students in lab safety protocols and common lab methods and will partner with faculty to oversee safety and facilities maintenance. As the department’s centralized technical staff member, the Lab Manager also provides organizational support for on-campus teaching lab materials, department field trips and field courses and research expeditions, and will manage the department collections of physical specimens (e.g., rocks and minerals used for teaching) and field equipment. We seek a flexible, organized, and self-motivated candidate who is eager to support varied teaching and research activities and to learn new skills.

Minimum requirements include BS/BA in a STEM field related to Earth/environmental sciences, experience working in laboratories and field campaigns, demonstrated commitment to field and lab safety, to creating inclusive learning environments, competence with standard office software (e.g., Excel), and a valid US driver’s license with suitable driving record for approval as a NU Safe Driver. Desirable additional qualifications include experience: using and/or maintaining a range of lab and field equipment, working with databases and/or GIS, and/or planning or conducting field-based research in Earth/ environmental sciences.

The Research Lab Manager in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences is a Full time 100% position and works on-site 3 - 5 days per week. The target hiring range for this position will be between $55,128 - $77,525 per year. Offered salary will be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and the Native people who remain on this land today.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Click for information on EEO is the Law.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume/CV to Job ID 49283 at (  Application review will begin January 26, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the search may be directed to Assistant Chair Dr. Patricia Beddows,