[ES_JOBS_NET] Instrumentation and Academic Specialist position at IUPUI

Bill Gilhooly wgilhool at iupui.edu
Fri Sep 19 07:07:47 MDT 2014

Academic/Instrumentation Specialist:

The Department of Earth Sciences at IUPUI is hiring an Instrumentation and
Academic Specialist to manage research instrumentation, provide
departmental laboratory safety compliance, and support teaching. The
primary purpose of this position is to provide assistance to the Department
and faculty through oversight of the Earth Science research infrastructure,
with particular focus on managing and maintaining the efficient operation
of the Department’s instruments (e.g. GCs, HR-ICP-MS, GC-MS, gas-source
irMS, ICP-ES, CHN analyzer, and computer interfaces). The instrumentation
support provided by the specialist will include handling all of the
maintenance, training and scheduling for a new (and existing) XRD shared
among multiple departments. The Academic Specialist will also help to
provide general laboratory research support, such as user training and
overseeing sample preparation and analyses as well as troubleshooting and
maintenance of other instruments.  Laboratory support also includes
ensuring departmental and building safety by serving as laboratory safety
coordinator. In addition, this position will provide teaching support
including maintaining the rock and mineral collections for course
instruction as well as helping students to coordinate laboratory and field
activities. Finally the Academic specialist may be responsible for
providing general departmental support by performing administrative and
other miscellaneous tasks such as coordinating maintenance of vehicles,
equipment and property. This is a full-time position, renewable on a
12-month basis. Analytical and instrumentation experience is required.
Applicants must have an M.S. degree or higher in earth science,
environmental science, chemistry, biology or a related field. Electronics,
mechanical, and gas line plumbing expertise is desirable. IUPUI is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer and affords reasonable
accommodations to persons with disabilities. Applicants should submit these
materials, in a single PDF file, to the Academic/instrumentation specialist
Search Committee at cjchouin at iupui.edu. Applications for this position may
also be addressed to this committee and mailed to the Department of Earth
Sciences, IUPUI, 723 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46202-5132.
Review of applications will begin October 27th and continue until position
is filled.
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