[ES_JOBS_NET] light stable isotope lab manager at Univ. of Kentucky

Sora Kim kso233 at g.uky.edu
Fri Jul 15 09:59:06 MDT 2016

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Kentucky is accepting applications for a Laboratory Technician Senior to serve as the Stable Isotope Lab Manager.     

The laboratory includes three isotope ratio mass spectrometers (two Delta V Plus and one MAT 253) configured to analyze H, C, N, O, S, and clumped isotopes. Peripherals include EA, GasBench, TCEA, and GCC. Other supporting equipment/instruments include: GC-FID-MS, Accelerated Solvent Extractor, New Wave MicroMill, IsoMet saw, Labconco freeze drier, Cryomill, TGA/DSC analyzer, and an assortment of microbalances. (https://www.as.uky.edu/research-facilities <https://www.as.uky.edu/research-facilities>) 

Principle Investigator’s (PI) Erhardt, Kim, and Moecher oversee the facility. PI Erhardt’s existing research interests are in paleoceanography and low temperature geochemistry focusing on using carbonates to reconstruct ancient seawater chemistry. PI Kim’s existing research interests are in paleoecology and environmental reconstruction based on isotopic analysis of bioapatite, carbonates, and leaf waxes. 

The primary responsibilities of this position include: maintaining, operating, and repairing instruments, which includes three isotope ratio mass spectrometers, a full suite of peripherals and other supporting equipment and instruments; working with a diverse client base of students, faculty, staff, and external users; training students on sample preparation and analysis; sample management, analysis, and invoicing; data reduction and quality control; maintaining laboratory inventory; and ensuring the lab complies with all health and safety regulations.  The lab manager will interact with all users of the facility, including faculty, staff, and students, and advise on analytical aspects of their studies. The possibility exists for the successful candidate to take on independent research and assist in the development of new techniques.  

The minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree and one year of fulltime, related experience.  Preferred qualifications include:  Master’s degree or equivalent relevant experience; two+ years of hands on experience with IRMS measurements and instrumentation; strong organizational and laboratory management skills; good written and oral communication skills.

To apply for requisition RE08088, a UK Employment Application must be submitted online at: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/114940 <http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/114940>.  Applications must include a cover letter (Cover Letter) and resume (Curriculum Vita).  If you have any questions, contact UK HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555 option 2, or email ukjobs at email.uky.edu <mailto:ukjobs at email.uky.edu>.  The application deadline is July 26, 2016.

For more information about the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, please visit https://ees.as.uky.edu <https://ees.as.uky.edu/>.  For more information regarding instrumentation, please contact Dr. Sora Kim (sora.kim at uky.edu <mailto:sora.kim at uky.edu>).  

The University of Kentucky is an R1 school, with a student population of 30,000. UK is located in Lexington, a metro area population of nearly 500,000. The region offers a relatively low cost of living, easy access to the outdoors, a vibrant downtown, and a strong sports culture.  

The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region.  It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Dr. Sora Kim
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences
University of Kentucky
216 Slone Research Building
sora.leekim.org <http://sora.leekim.org/>
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