Under the direction of the uwEILAB Manager, the incumbent’s main responsibility is to work with faculty, staff and external clientele providing client correspondence, maintaining logs, files and sample numbers. The incumbent will also be an integral part of the team supporting isotope analyses in the Environmental Isotope Laboratory (EIL) by performing analytical sample preparation and measurements as required.
This role is contingent on funding.
Communicate with Clients
Provide sampling, shipping, analysis and pricing information as required
Answer questions as possible and route specific questions to technicians
Maintain customer relations by ensuring a timely flow of information between clients and lab personnel
Register clients with the UW Finance department to obtain client ID numbers
Maintain information database including logs of samples, analyses and clients
Sample Reception and Reporting of Analytical Results to Clients
Confirm all required information has been received and obtain any that is missing i.e. chemistry, billing information, sample volumes
Prepare internal documents for technicians showing a list of samples, locations and required analyses
Prepare and enter items for shipping (Agile Shipping System)
Compile and send completed results from multiple technicians and analyses to clients and facilitate any required communication
Analytical and Other Duties
The preparation of water samples for tritium content by direct counting or by enrichment as outlined in technical procedure (TP) 1.0
Determination of water sample conductivity as per TP 2.0
Azeotropic distillation pre-treatment for 3H, 2H and 18O analysis as required
Preparation of sample with scintillation cocktail and placement into a Liquid Scintillation Counter (LSC) for measurement of their Tritium activity
Final Distillation and LSC preparation of Tritium samples
Preparation of samples for hydrogen and oxygen isotope analyses in water by LGR Laser
pH and conductivity measurements
Order office and lab business supplies
Perform sample inventory and disposal
General lab clean up and organization
Tasks as assigned by the uwEILAB Manager
University Degree (Science preferred) or equivalent education and/or experience
Laboratory and office experience
Current WHIMIS training
Current UW lab safety courses is an asset
Effectively manage multiple priorities and exercise independent, prudent judgement
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
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