CPE Lab Assistant | POOL

Position Overview

This position will entail lab work associated with the biodiesel initiative to include the production and testing of fuels and delivery of fuel to customers.

Job Description

The duties will include but are not limited to: assisting in production of biodiesel from used cooking oil, testing of fuel properties according to ASTM procedures, working with logistics manager to coordinate oil pickup and fuel delivery, outreach with the University and community.

Required Qualifications

  1. At least sophomore level standing at KU
  2. Good communication skills as evidenced by application materials
  3. At least 2 years of MS office experience as evidenced by experience
  4. During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. 1 year prior experience with alternative fuels
  2. 6 months' prior laboratory experience

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of the online application, cover letter, and resume. Only complete applications will be considered.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This is a POOL position to hire multiple CPE Lab Assistants. Applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis throughout the academic year (fall 2023 and spring 2024) and positions are filled as needed. Only one application is needed per academic year.

Contact Information to Applicants

Susan Williams

Advertised Salary Range

$12.00 per hour

Work Schedule

5-20 hours per week, Monday-Friday, hours on weekends possible but must be approved by supervisor.

Anticipated Start Date

Monday May 29, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  25219BR
  • Department:  Chemical & Petroleum Engr
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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