Laboratory Supervisor


210 Lonsdale Avenue
2860 Pawtucket , RI
United States
41° 52' 25.1436" N, 71° 23' 57.642" W
Rhode Island US

PAL, a leading cultural resource management and historic preservation planning consulting firm in New England, is seeking applicants for the position of Laboratory Supervisor. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all aspects of laboratory activities, including cultural material processing, cataloging, and collections management. The Laboratory Supervisor supports PAL projects by facilitating timely and accurate laboratory processing and assisting with catalog analysis. In addition, the Laboratory Supervisor maintains type collections, manages laboratory databases, and supervises the laboratory staff.
Education Requirement & Prior Work Experience

  • Graduate degree in anthropology or archaeology
  • Minimum three years experience managing an archaeology laboratory
  • Demonstrated knowledge of regional pre- and post-contact material culture
  • Expert knowledge of current archaeological laboratory best practices
  • Excellent computer skills (particularly Microsoft Access and Excel)
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Education and/or work experience in one or more of the following: floral, faunal, or lithic analyses, or artifact conservation
  • Knowledge of ANCS+ and National Park Service archival and curatorial protocols

Primary Duties / Essential Functions

  • Manages all aspects of identification, conservation, and curation of cultural materials and archaeological samples recovered through PAL projects in accordance with state and federal guidelines
  • Maintains current laboratory resources and procedures and develops additional ones as needed
  • Supervises laboratory personnel and field technicians when assigned to the laboratory
  • Oversees all aspects of laboratory and field equipment use, ordering, storage, and repair
  • Coordinates with outside experts (C-14 dating, flora and fauna analysis, conservation, etc.)
  • Works with IT department in the design and management of laboratory databases
  • Works with Project Archaeologists and Principal Investigators to catalog cultural materials and produce analytical tables and graphs for PAL reports

Physical Demands & Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions:
General work area is located in the PAL office and is subject to normal office environment conditions.
Occasional travel may be required. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must be capable of lifting and moving 25 lbs.
Located in the greater Providence area, PAL offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that is among the best in the CRM industry.  We seek motivated self-starters who work hard and communicate well in a professional setting. 

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, a minimum of three professional references, and salary requirements to the Human Resources Director link provided on the PAL Employment Opportunities webpage.

Institution or Company offering position: 
PAL, Inc.
Contact Name: 
Deborah C. Cox, RPA