ECLSS Laboratory Support Technician
Responsibilities and Qualifications
- Support wet and gas laboratory operations, including but not limited to the following activities:
- Prepare liquid and gas samples for analysis via various analytical instruments under the direction of the Laboratory Manager and other ECLSS Scientists
- Maintain and optimize laboratory organization and general cleanliness
- Ensure proper storage, labeling, and disposal of laboratory chemicals
- Maintain up-to-date laboratory supply inventories and facilitate resupply when necessary
- Exhibit a high level of professionalism and a strong work ethic, with the ability to take the initiative to independently fulfill general laboratory maintenance and upkeep functions when not occupied with specifically assigned tasks
- Post-secondary education in a scientific field is preferred
- At least one year previous hands-on experience working in a chemical/biological laboratory setting
- Knowledge of liquid and/or gas system plumbing techniques and materials
- Be comfortable working with caustic chemicals and/or samples of liquid human waste while exercising appropriate safety precautions
- Act as a team player with ability to receive constructive input
- Experience working with FTIR, GCMS, HPLC, IC and TOC instrumentation is a plus
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
Bigelow Aerospace was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Our company’s mission is to provide affordable, human-rated space structures for destinations in low Earth orbit, the moon, and beyond to meet the needs of a diverse array of customers.
Since 2006, we have successfully launched and deployed three expandable space structures, to include a human-rated module attached to the International Space Station. Presently, we are working on the research, design, and development of our next generation of human-rated expandable habitats, the B330 spacecraft. We are also currently partnered with NASA to assist with developing commercial and deep space habitation concepts as part of their NextSTEP (Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships) Habitation Systems program.