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PRECIOUS GEMS. CHERISHED PEOPLE. PRICELESS OPPORTUNITIES

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Over 3000 people around the world work for GIA. Some are expert gemologists and researchers who are dedicated to the study, grading, and identification of gemstones. Some are student-focused educators who are committed to teaching about gems, jewelry and the industry. The rest are highly skilled professionals representing almost every aspect of the business world. This diverse and highly talented group works as a team to fulfill GIA’s mission to protect the public by setting and maintaining universal standards for gemstone evaluation. GIA has offices, laboratories and educational sites around the world with its global headquarters in Carlsbad, California.

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GIA’S MISSION

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GIA’s mission is to ensure the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism through education, research, laboratory services, and instrument development.

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COMPENSATIONS

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The Gemological Institute of America offers a competitive benefits package to its employees.

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PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

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Applicants and new hires are subject to background checks, including reference checks and work history verification.
Pre-employment criminal record check is required for all potential employees.

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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

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GIA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, race, religion or belief, national origin, veteran’s status, sex, and sexual orientation. Due to the high volume of CVs we receive, we regret that we cannot personally contact every applicant. Candidates whose experience closely matches our qualification requirements will be contacted by GIA and invited for an interview

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CONTACT HR

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Interested applicants are invite to apply in person or send us an application letter with full resume stating qualifications, experience, transcript, recent photo and expected salary to Human Resources Department.

6th Floor, U-Chu-Liang Building, 968 Rama IV Rd., Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Email address: hrgiabkk@gia.edu
Tel.02 632 4090 ext. 624, 625, 626 Fax: 02 632 4288

APPLICATION FORM

Nonprofit Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is one of the world’s foremost authorities in gemology. Gemological Research (Thailand) (GRT) is presently the only full service operational GIA Laboratory outside the United States of America.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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Currently, GIA Laboratory Bangkok is seeking for talented people to join our GIA family for the position:

Job Title:                        Research Scientist – Internship 6 months (Colored Stones)
Department:                 Colored Stone Identification (Location)
Reports To:                    Senior Manager (Colored Stones-Location)

SUMMARY

Conducts research for the purpose of resolving industry issues and developing intellectual properties for the educational mission of the Institute.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides independent research in collaboration with other researchers in the study of natural, treated, and synthetic colored stones/pearls/other gem materials to develop new identification criteria.
  • Contributes to research projects to include, but not limited to, sample preparation, data collection, analysis, interpretation and publication.
  • Contributes to the data collection and interpretation of gem materials submitted for examination by other departments that are not part of current research projects, as needed.
  • Provides appropriate project results to more senior Research Scientists or appropriate department management, as directed.
  • Assists in the development of analytical techniques (advanced instrumentation) for use in gem testing.
  • Contributes to data collection with research instrumentation.
  • Contributes to group work activities by, key-wording articles, cataloging gem collection materials and data.
  • Communicates effectively, gets along with co-workers and management, and deals with others effectively and professionally under pressure.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Comprehension of the operation and theory of the advanced equipment (e.g., UV/VIS/NIR spectrophotometers and FTIR, RAMAN, ICP-MS, EPR spectrometers) and their applications.

Understanding of non-destructive analytical techniques such as, but not limited to, spectroscopy, chemical analysis and microscopy.

Occasional travel may be required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Doctoral degree (Ph. D.) or equivalent; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

If not already acquired obtaining of the GG and FGA diplomas are essential to the position.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret moderately complex documents.

Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries.

Effective written and oral communications skills to carry out research programs, as well as disseminate research results, and to explain the need for gemological research, as well as its limitations and possibilities.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.

Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and application of non-parametric statistics.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.

Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.).

Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

N/A

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The employee may be required to travel using commercial transportation resources.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and risk of radiation.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

GIA provides employees with a safe work environment through the provision of internal safety policies and procedures, safety awareness and training, and appropriate safety equipment as recommended and/or prescribed by governing regulatory agencies.  Employee is required to comply with all safety policies, procedures, directives, and/or warnings. 

Interested candidate, please send your profile directly to Human Resourced Department at hrgiabkk@gia.edu

Job Title:                        Instructor

SUMMARY

Provides a positive, constructive and creative learning environment for students in the On-Campus Gemology Program and Lab classes, by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Instructs students in the On-Campus Gemology Program and the On-Campus Gemology Lab classes in utilizing gemological equipment including, but not limited to microscope, spectroscope, refractometer, polariscope, dichroscope, audio-visual aids, and other materials to supplement presentations.
  • Assists in curriculum development, creating educational delivery, and course materials for the On-Campus Gemology Program and the On-Campus Gemology Lab classes.
  • Imparts appropriate and relevant course material consistent with GIA’s reputation, standards, and integrity.
  • Addresses student concerns, complaints, or issues promptly, and effectively interfaces with Dean of Students, Director, Education and/or other appropriate Education staff as needed for further action.
  • Counsels students regarding academic performance and methods for improvement.
  • Maintains and fosters sensitivity and respect for a culturally diverse classroom environment.
  • Participates in Education meetings and training, as needed, concerning courses material instruction, student concerns, operational and administrative procedures, etc.
  • Proctors tests; and receives, corrects, and processes student assignments.
  • Submits final student grades to Student Services according to required schedule.
  • May develop Instruction Guide and assemble educational trade material for student instruction.
  • May travel occasionally to national and/or international locations for instructional purposes.
  • Communicates effectively, gets along with coworkers and management, and deals with others effectively and professionally under pressure.

QUALIFICATIONS

In-depth knowledge of gemstones, diamonds, gem identification equipment, and understanding of the jewelry industry is preferable.

Ability to demonstrate a command of theory and contemporary knowledge, and continuing study in field.

Ability to effectively present course material and provide answers and feedback to students.

Ability to effectively interface with staff and students.

Strong communication skills.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in Gemology, Jewellery, Science or related fields, Graduate Gemologist degree is an advantage.

Experience in related practical jewelry industry and gemology is preferred.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS

Good command of written and spoken English.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Interested candidate, please send your profile directly to Human Resourced Department at hrgiabkk@gia.edu

Job Title:                        Instructor, Jewelry Design

SUMMARY

The duties of this position are split between two assignments, as needed. As an Instructor, this person is responsible for creating a positive, constructive, and creative learning environment in which to deliver the On-Campus Jewelry Design Course; as a Student Support Representative, this person provides administrative support for the students, instructors, and Director of Thailand Education, by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Instructs students in the On-Campus Jewelry Design Program utilizing a variety of equipment including, but not limited to, pens, pencils, brushes, paints, templates, audio-visual aids, and other materials to supplement presentations.
  • Imparts appropriate and relevant course material consistent with GIA’s reputation, standards, and integrity.
  • Addresses student concerns, complaints, or issues promptly, and effectively interfaces with Director of Thailand Education and/or other appropriate Education staff as needed, for further action.
  • Counsels students regarding academic performance and methods for improvement.
  • Maintains and fosters sensitivity and respect for a culturally diverse classroom environment.
  • Prepare final design display on campus and graduation preparation.
  • May travel occasionally to national and/or international locations for instructional or Institute representation purposes.

QUALIFICATIONS

In-depth knowledge of jewelry design theory and application, jewelry construction methods and techniques, gemstones, and understanding of the jewelry industry.

Ability to demonstrate a command of theory and contemporary knowledge, and continuing study in field.

Ability to effectively present course material and provide answers and feedback to students.

Ability to effectively interface with staff and students.

Proficiency on personal computer with software applications, i.e., Microsoft Word/Works and Excel.

Excellent organizational and strong English communication skills.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

At least Bachelor degree in Fine Art/Science; major in Jewelry Design, Product Design or related fields. Minimum of one year experience in Jewelry Design or related fields is preferred.

Interested candidate, please send your profile directly to Human Resourced Department at hrgiabkk@gia.edu