[ES_JOBS_NET] Lab Manager position at University of California Riverside
marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sat Jan 10 12:31:26 MST 2015
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From: Andrey Bekker <andrey.bekker at ucr.edu>
Date: Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 1:10 PM
Please bring to the attention of potential candidates an opening of a lab
manager position at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of
California, Riverside. Due to a small pool of applicants applied, we extend
the deadline. We are also open to applicants with PhD degree.
Under the direction of Professors Andrey Bekker and Sandra Kirtland Turner,
this position manages a stable isotope
geochemistry facility in the Earth Sciences Department. The selected
applicant will oversee two Thermo Electron V Plus
isotope ratio mass spectrometers equipped with an Elemental Analyzer (EA),
a GasBench II, and an Agilent Gas
Chromatograph with combustion interface. Initial assignment will be for
three years with the possibility of extension
pending grant and/or contract support.
*Performance of research in specialized areas*: Primary responsibilities
will include instrument maintenance, laboratory
oversight, user training, and sample preparation and analysis. Primary
analyses will include isotopic determination of: C
and O on carbonates, C and N on organic matter in ancient and recent
sediments, and C on organic molecules.
Additional responsibilities will include: ordering supplies, maintaining
data records of samples and standards, tracking
invoices, enforcing laboratory safety standards and maintaining an
up-to-date chemical inventory.
*Professional competence and activity: *The successful applicant will
assist faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in
developing, writing, and editing research papers and in giving oral and
poster presentations at conferences. The
employee will be encouraged to participate in/present at conferences on
isotope ratio mass spectrometry and its
applications. The employee will also be encouraged to participate in the
evaluation of others’ research papers and grant
proposals (either individually or on a panel).
*University and Public Service: *The successful applicant will mentor young
scientists and students in the Earth Sciences
Department and broader scientific community in the use of mass
spectrometers and analysis of resulting data.
*Minimum Qualifications: *Bachelors of Science degree with additional
experience in Stable Isotope Geochemistry or
related field. Several years of experience in the operation/maintenance of
isotope ratio mass spectrometers and
experience in analysis of sediment/rock samples for paleoenvironmental
reconstruction. The ability to maintain,
troubleshoot and repair complex analytical instrumentation. Ability to
train and supervise students, post-docs, and
research staff in laboratory methods.
*Preferred Qualifications*: Masters of Science degree, knowledge of UCR
requirements for laboratory training, safety
procedures, and handling and disposal of hazardous materials. Experience
operating a Thermo Delta isotope ratio mass
spectrometer with GasBench and/or Elemental Analyzer.
Applicants should submit a cover letter addressed to the Search Committee
re: Assistant Specialist Position, Curriculum
Vitae, Statement of Research and three letter of reference to
https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00280. If you have any
questions about this position, please contact Profs. Andrey Bekker at
Andrey.bekker at ucr.edu and/or Sandra Kirtland
Turner at sandra.kirtlandturner at ucr.edu <ggxsk at bristol.ac.uk> Applications
will be reviewed starting on December 22, 2014 and the position will remain
open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, age, disability, protected
veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Department of Earth Sciences
408 Geology Building
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
Phone: (951) 827-4611
andrey.bekker at ucr.edu
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