Laboratory Assistant-Antarctica, McMurdo Station
Lockheed Martin Corporation - Centennial, CO

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**Winfly/Mainbody deployment to Antarctica is required for this position, August 2013 through February 2014.**

Assists with all aspects of laboratory facility management during the Austral summer season. Tasking includes, but is not limited to:
• Ensuring laboratory users maintain safe laboratory practices by conducting laboratory inspections as designated in the Laboratory Chemical Hygiene Plan
• Briefing scientists on safe laboratory practices and procedures and coordinating laboratory user compliance with OSHA Laboratory Standards
• Cleaning, organizing and prepping laboratories, offices, aquarium facilities, loading docks, staging space, cold rooms, freezer rooms, conference rooms, and other common-use areas within the laboratory
• Planning, adapting, and rearranging space allocations due to constantly changing science schedules
• Monitoring and maintaining aquarium facilities
• Coordinating intra- and inter-continental science sample movements and permits with both scientists and a variety of work centers
• Managing the safe use of the science hand tool shop
• Inventorying and tracking samples, equipment and other items as necessary
• Briefing station personnel on current research and providing tours of laboratory facilities
• Monitoring the Duty Pager and being on-call 24/7 for one week of every month
• Shoveling and otherwise maintaining entrances/exits to the facility
• Preparing weekly and end-of-season status reports and creating and updating Standard Operating Procedures as necessary
• Providing input on suggested improvements to the laboratories and the associated systems that would enhance their use as research facilities
• Supporting the Hazardous Materials Specialist with monitoring the receipt, inventory, and proper use and disposal of hazardous laboratory chemicals, segregating and packaging laboratory solid wastes for proper disposal, reuse, and/or recycling, monitoring the appropriate use of radioisotopes and radiation producing equipment by NSF/OPP approved groups, and providing cryogen support
• Supporting the Instrument Technician with ensuring support requests made by science projects are properly reviewed, planned, scheduled and coordinated researching, evaluating, justifying, and procuring laboratory and field instruments and equipment and Testing, maintaining and calibrating equipment and instrumentation as requested
Winfly/Mainbody deployment to Antarctica is required for this position, August 2013 through February 2014. The individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action.
Basic Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree in a natural or physical science is required. Four years of laboratory or observatory technical work experience is required. Laboratory or observatory technical work should include operational experience utilizing analytical equipment. Operational knowledge of PCs and MS Office products is required.
Desired skills
An advanced degree in a natural or physical science is preferred. A background in an academic research environment providing direct support to science projects is highly desirable. Experience working and collecting samples at a remote field site is also desirable.
Security Clearance
None
LMCareers Business Unit
ESS0997 IS&GS-CIVIL (S8200)
Business Area
Info Systems & Global Sol
Program
NSF-ASC
Department
9023024:NSF POLAR_OS
Job Class
Scientist
Job Category
Experienced Professional
City
Centennial
State
Colorado
Relocation Available
No
Work Schedule
STANDARD-Mon-Fri/8 hours a day
Req Type
Task Order/IDIQ
Direct/Indirect
Direct
Shift

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