[ES_JOBS_NET] Isotope Specialist - Lab Manager, Purdue University

Lisa Welp lwelp at purdue.edu
Wed Feb 8 11:41:01 MST 2017

*Stable Isotope Specialist-Purdue University. (Job Number:**1700087)*


*Position Description:*

Purdue University is currently searching for an experienced individual 
familiar with isotope ratio mass spectrometry for a full time position. 
The person chosen for the position will be, along with existing lab 
managerial staff, responsible for the operation and maintenance of four 
gas source isotope ratio mass spectrometers including peripherals such 
as a gas chromatographic system, an elemental analyzer, dissolved carbon 
analyzer, and a thermo-chemical pyrolysis elemental analyzer, and two 
laser spectroscopy isotope analyzers.

These instruments and the associated laboratory is operated as a 
research and recharge facility within the Purdue Stable Isotope (PSI) 
Research Lab housed within the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and 
Planetary Sciences (https://www.eaps.purdue.edu/psi/index.html ). This 
facility primarily supports the research of professors Tim Filley, Greg 
Michalski, and Lisa Welp.  The successful applicant will work with 
faculty, graduate students, and postdocs. The successful applicant must 
have 2+ years of hands on experience with stable isotope instrumentation 
and experience supervising student lab assistants. The successful 
applicant will assist users of these instruments, conduct routine 
functions in support of lab quality assurance efforts, coordinate the 
daily operation of the facility, coordinate and analyze samples.  The 
successful applicant will also maintain and evaluate data for internal 
and external collaborators and develop and implement standard methods 
for data standardization and reduction.

*Position Qualifications:*

Bachelor’s degree in science in the fields of earth science, ecology, 
chemistry, or environmental science is required.

• A Master’s or Ph.D. in the fields of earth science, ecology, 
chemistry, or environmental science with an emphasis on stable isotope 
measurements is preferred.

• A minimum of at least 2 years of isotope measurement and data analysis 
experience required.

• Experience with quantitative data analysis and management skills, 
fluency with PC operating systems and preferably with database software 
such as Microsoft Access. Strong organizational and communication skills 
to report analysis and operation findings.

• Advanced knowledge of and experience in the operation and maintenance 
of gas source isotope ratio mass spectrometers with peripherals that 
include a gas chromatographic system and an elemental analyzer.

• Interpersonal and management leadership skills to help maintain a 
positive working environment with students, faculty and staff is required.

*Additional Information:***

•Valid Driver’s License.

•Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position.

•A background check will be required for employment.

•FLSA Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)

•Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.

•Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including 
minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are 
encouraged to apply.

*For inquiries about the PSI Lab or additional details about the 
position please contact:*

Timothy Filley

Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN 47906

EMAIL: filley at purdue.edu <mailto:filley at purdue.edu>

*To Apply:*

Please follow this link: 

Dr. Lisa Welp, Assistant Professor
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Purdue University
lwelp at purdue.edu

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