[ES_JOBS_NET] Isotope Specialist - Lab Manager, Purdue University
lwelp at purdue.edu
Wed Feb 8 11:41:01 MST 2017
*Stable Isotope Specialist-Purdue University. (Job Number:**1700087)*
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.
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 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.
•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:*
Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
West Lafayette, IN 47906
EMAIL: filley at purdue.edu <mailto:filley at purdue.edu>
Please follow this link:
Dr. Lisa Welp, Assistant Professor
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
lwelp at purdue.edu
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