Triebold Paleontology at the Dinosaur Resource Center is taking applications for full-time entry level lab position. Position entails activities that are key to our lab work but all duties will be fully supervised by experienced personnel.
Mold-making: This involves working with heated oil-based clay, forming it around either “master” bones or original fossil bones, then pouring catalyzed silicone over them. When the silicone has hardened, the bones are removed and the mold put into service.
Casting: This is the next step in the process. The molds are set up and liquid plastic resins are poured into the molds. After about 15 minutes, the resins have hardened to plastic and they are then removed from the mold.
Trimming: The third step in this process is trimming, filling gaps, bubbles or voids in the part with epoxy putty.
This is a working paleontology lab environment so if you have any dust or chemical allergies this job is not for you.
Apply in person at 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park.