[ES_JOBS_NET] Job!! Lab Manager, Earth & Env. Sciences, Vanderbilt University

Morgan, Dan dan.morgan at Vanderbilt.Edu
Wed Jul 20 13:05:28 MDT 2016

Dear ES_Jobs_Net listers,

We are currently looking for a lab manager in our department, Earth & Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University<http://vanderbilt.edu/ees/>. This is a new position, it's full time, and is a hard-money position. We are looking for someone who will oversee the use and maintenance of our major analytical facilities, including a quadrupole ICPMS (that can attach to a laser-ablation unit), an environmental SEM with EDS, EBSD, and CL attachments, a micro CT scanner, and a new stable isotope MS coming in 2017. We are looking for someone who will collaborate with faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students, and there will be lots of opportunities to get involved in our research programs.

Review of applications will begin August 15, 2016.

The job description can be found on our webpage, and here is a link to the pdf description<http://www.vanderbilt.edu/ees/uploadfiles/EES_lab_manager_full_ad.pdf>. I've also pasted a description below.

Please share this ad widely, and I apologize for any cross-posting.

You can direct any inquiries to the chair of our department, Dr. Steve Goodbred<mailto:Goodbred,%20Steven%20L%20%3csteven.goodbred at Vanderbilt.Edu%3e>, or the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Guil Gualda<mailto:Goodbred,%20Steven%20L%20%3csteven.goodbred at Vanderbilt.Edu%3e>.


Lab Manager, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Vanderbilt University

General description: The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University seeks a full-time, hard-money Lab Manager to oversee the use and maintenance of the department's major equipment and analytical facilities. These principally include: (i) a ThermoFisher iCAP Q quadrupole ICPMS that can be attached to a Photon Machines 193 nm laser-ablation unit, (ii) a Tescan Vega3 LM environmental SEM with EDS, EBSD, and CL attachments, and (iii) a NorthStar ImagiX microCT scanner. In 2017 the department expects to add (iv) a ThermoFisher Delta-V isotope ratio MS with a GasBench II and Elemental Analyzer. The department also hosts a variety of supporting instrumentation and lab spaces. For this position we seek an individual who is motivated to interact with a diverse and enthusiastic group of faculty, staff, and students in the Earth and environmental sciences and related fields.

Primary responsibilities: Operation and maintenance of analytical instruments; development and refinement of analytical methods; training of users; establishment and enforcement of laboratory safety standards and protocols; data reduction and quality control; management of laboratory supplies and invoicing. Additional opportunities: Active engagement in research, both individually and in collaboration with faculty; participation in research proposals and funding applications; development of and participation in laboratory and training courses as instructor; professional development through short courses and conference attendance.

Basic qualifications: M.S. or Ph.D. in geoscience, chemistry, or physics, with prior experience in the operation and maintenance of analytical instrumentation. Preferred skills and experiences: Significant experience in mass spectrometry, electron microscopy, and/or imaging techniques; experience maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing major analytical instruments; interest in learning new techniques and developing new methods; computer skills, including some programming experience; strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; experience with lab and budget management; experience with geoscience topics and approaches.

About the department: Vanderbilt's Earth and Environmental Sciences program is a collaborative, medium-sized community of 15 faculty and instructors, several post-docs and research staff, ~20 graduate students (MS, PhD), and ~25 undergraduate majors. We foster an open-minded, interactive setting with research based in the following areas: (i) atmospheric and climate sciences, (ii) ecology and paleobiology, (iii) geochemical and biogeochemical processes; (iv) magmatic processes and crustal evolution; (v) transport phenomena and sedimentary environments, and (vi) coupled physical-biological and human-environment interactions.

Application process: Interested parties can apply online via the Work at Vanderbilt website at https://vanderuniv.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1604599, or go to the main website http://www.vanderbilt.edu/work-at-vanderbilt/, click external applicants and search for the position 1604599. Application materials should include a CV/resume, a statement of interest specific to the position, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin August 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Vanderbilt is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt is a private, comprehensive university with a total enrollment of nearly 13,000. It is located on a large, park-like campus within Nashville, the state capital and a dynamic city with a metropolitan population approaching one million. Fossil-rich Paleozoic limestones underlie the beautiful forested hills in which the city is nestled. The Mississippi embayment (including the New Madrid Fault Zone) and the Precambrian granite terrain of Missouri lie to the west and the complex collisional Appalachian mountain belt to the east. The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences is a vibrant, cohesive department aimed at the highest standards of scholarship. Faculty and students at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels pursue studies that address fundamental questions in the Earth and environmental sciences, spanning deep geological timescales to human timescales. Our research programs are well-funded. Projects are supported by state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and instrumentation, including computational infrastructure, and they are topically and geographically diverse. Current projects are underway in many parts of the U.S., Asia, South America, Iceland and Antarctica, and include field, laboratory, analytical and modeling components.

Daniel J. Morgan, PhD
Associate Dean, College of Arts & Science
Senior Lecturer, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Vanderbilt University
(615) 343-3154

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