NREL Research Technician I - BioEnergy in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Research Technician I - BioEnergy

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Location

CO - Golden

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Position Type

Limited Term (Fixed Term)

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Hours Per Week

40

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Job Summary

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. With locations in Golden, Boulder and Washington D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States. The NREL mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and transfer knowledge and innovation to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals.

Support technical Research and Development (R&D) activities within the National Bioenergy Center by performing routine laboratory work. Capable of following procedures and directions by staff. Take primary responsibility for the operation and routine maintenance of experimental facilities and equipment. Perform all work in accordance with NREL's high safety standards.

Ideal candidates should have basic knowledge of biology and/or chemistry and be able to formulate media and buffers by calculating molarity from the molecular weight of compounds.

Must be self-motivated, clean, very well-organized, and able to multi-task. Good communication skills required. Must have the ability to follow directions without oversight. Should have experience taking inventory, ordering via internet or phone, and stocking lab supplies. Attention to detail is important, as this position supports many aspects of ongoing research projects.

Candidates should have prior experience running an autoclave and industrial size dishwasher and dryer. Prior experience with government regulation and EHS procedures preferred.

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Required Education, Experience, and Skills

High School Diploma or equivalent and 2 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, relevant Associate's Degree or certification program of comparable scope or equivalent relevant education/experience. Basic knowledge of the job. Moderate understanding of general job aspects, and some understanding of the detailed aspects of the job. Basic knowledge of research techniques and practices. Basic communication, team and interpersonal skills.

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Preferred Qualifications

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Submission Guidelines

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future that is both environmentally and economically sustainable. With locations in Golden, Boulder and Washington D.C., NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States. The NREL mission is to develop renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and practices, advance related science and engineering, and transfer knowledge and innovation to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals.