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Paleomagnetism Research Associate and Lab Manager, Western Washington University

About the Position: The primary roles of this position will be to train, supervise, and assist students, faculty, and visitors in the operation of the Pacific NW Paleomagnetism Lab for geoscience applications, to collaborate with faculty and students on research projects, to develop and pursue projects and proposals for external funding, and to refine and develop laboratory methods and procedures for geoscience applications of paleomagnetism and rock magnetism. The successful candidate will operate and maintain the various laboratory instruments and computers in the Paleomagnetism Lab, work with other staff and instrument specialists to improve, modify, replace, or recondition instruments and experimental apparatus, and will manage computer software, hardware, and data storage/analysis/management for laboratory users.

For full details, including position responsibilities and required and desired qualifications of the applicants, please see: https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=7620

Employer will be on site at the GSA Annual Meeting in Seattle and able to meet with candidates. Contact Bernard Housen at bernieh@wwu.edu to arrange a meeting

For questions or further information, please contact Bernard Housen (bernieh@wwu.edu).

About the University: Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the Cascade mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

About the Department: The College of Science and Engineering and the Geology Department support Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

Closing/Review Date: Review of applications begins October 31, 2017. Position is open until filled.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.