The Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SD Mines) invites applications for a fossil preparator and laboratory manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the laboratories within the Martin Paleontology Research Lab and Museum of Geology. This person also will be responsible for fossil preparation, replication, and other sample preparation and analyses to enhance the collections and research efforts of the Museum of Geology. In addition, this person will be responsible for training in lab and fossil preparation procedures (particularly preparation and replication of vertebrate fossil material). Further, the successful candidate will interact regularly with students, volunteers, co-workers, other professionals, and the public as part of normal duties.
An earned bachelor’s degree in geology or related/applicable field and at least two years of experience with preparation of vertebrate fossils and molding and casting of fossil materials are required. A valid driver\'s license is also required. Experience managing scientific laboratories or other supervisory experience is desired. Experience with collections database entry and use is also desired.
The School of Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage for spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous vacation and sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at: http://www.sdsmt.edu/employment
Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin July 6, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, military status, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, political preference or disability in employment or the provision of service.
For questions about this position, contact Laurie Anderson at: Laurie.Anderson@sdsmt.edu