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Civil Service Position #CS14-18
August 20, 2013

Position Title
Ethanol Plant Scientist Analyst

Hiring Unit

Job Description/Responsibilities
The Ethanol Plant Scientific Analyst position supports research and client services. 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performing quality control testing for the pilot plant
  • Fermentation research and analytical laboratory commercial services
  • Reports and interprets data
  • Troubleshoots various scientific instruments
  • Trains new personnel and ensures all standard regulations and lab safety regulations are followed correctly
  • Assists in method development, generating standard operating procedures, ordering and receiving laboratory supplies

The NCERC, the staff, and the clients all benefit from this position.  The NCERC benefits from laboratory support, which allows growth to meet the NCERC business objectives.  The staff benefits from strong leadership, implementation of new methods and procedures to maintain cutting edge, state-of-the-art laboratories.  The clients benefit from the most cost effective trials to support their technology, to provide them accurate data to validate their technology and to provide information to secure financial resources for their business venture.

Minimum Qualifications
1. (A) Bachelor's degree in life science or closely related field AND two (2) years
         industrial and/or commercial lab experience
    (B) Associates in Applied Science (AAS) AND four (4) years of industrial and/or
         commercial lab experience.
    (C) Master’s degree in life science or closely related field

Illinois residency required

FLSA Status

$3,554 per month

Application Process
This position is a current civil service vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Applicants compete by examination.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete and submit a Civil Service application to the Office of Human Resources.  Examination appointments are required. NOTE: Some positions may be represented by a union and may require union dues.

Qualified applicants must submit a Civil Service application (required), resume and unofficial transcripts to:

       Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
       Office of Human Resources
       Campus Box 1040
       Edwardsville, IL  62026-1040

Or email your Civil Service application (required), resume and unofficial transcripts to:

Only one Civil Service application is required to be completed per year. Please use only one application to apply for multiple positions. The Office of Human Resources will not contact applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications listed.  If qualifying by education, you must submit your transcript at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for Veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application.  Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. 

For more information please visit the Office of Human Resources website at or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.

Application Deadline
September 4, 2013

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status in violation of Title VII.

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