[ES_JOBS_NET] deadline extended Sr. Research Associate Isotope in Stable Isotopes (lab manager) at UC Merced

Asmeret Asefaw Berhe aaberhe at ucmerced.edu
Wed Jan 4 16:46:09 MST 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Please help us spread the word about a Sr. Research Associate, Isotope lab
manager position at UC Merced. Deadline has been extended.

Interested candidates can contact me with any questions you might have
about this position.


Asmeret Asefaw Berhe
Associate Professor, Soil Biogeochemistry

Life and Environmental Sciences
University of California, Merced

Office phone: (209) 228-4712
E-mail: AABerhe at UCMerced.edu
Web: http://www.aaberhe.com

Staff Research Associate
Job Category:   Scientific/Laboratory Research
Unit:   Office of Research
Position Code:   SOR7128A
Status:   Open
Closing Date:
Open (apply ASAP)
Salary:   $22.57 hourly
Location:   Merced

Background check:   Background check may be required


The University of California, Merced is the newest and tenth campus of the
University of California system and the first American research university
built in the 21st century. With approximately 7,300 students, UC Merced has
planned for additional student growth until we reach an enrollment of
approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD
programs, plans for a future medical school program, partnerships and
community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving,
requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers,
management and staff.

University of California, Merced is currently searching for an experienced
individual familiar with isotope ratio mass spectrometry is sought for a
yearly contract position at the University of California Merced. The person
chosen for the position will be responsible for the operation and
maintenance of two gas source isotope ratio mass spectrometers including a
gas chromatographic system, an elemental analyzer, a carbonate analyzer,
and a thermo-chemolysis system. These instruments and the associated
laboratory will be operated as a recharge facility under the Office of
Research and Economic Development. The successful applicant will work with
graduate students, postdocs, and undergraduate students in a very active
research environment strongly linked to education. The successful applicant
will need to have 3+ years of hands on experience using stable isotope
instrumentation, experience supervising undergraduates, and a record of
understanding complex instrumentation. The successful applicant will assist
faculty and students in designing experiments and sampling schemes to best
utilize the power of stable-isotope techniques. She/he will also assist
faculty and staff in the analyses and interpretation of stable isotope
data. The stable isotope laboratory built in 2015 is located in the Science
and Engineering building on the main campus and is part of the Life and
Environmental Sciences academic unit (
http://naturalsciences.ucmerced.edu/earth-systems-science). UC Merced leads
the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory, manages two UC Natural
Reserves, and is involved in the Environmental Systems and Quantitative
Systems Biology graduate programs.

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

• A Master’s or Ph.D.preferred.

• A minimum of at least 2-3 years of related experience required.

• Experience at data assurance and quality control in analytical
measurements preferred.

• Knowledge of and experience in the operation and maintenance of two gas
source isotope ratio mass spectrometers including a gas chromatographic
system, an elemental analyzer, a carbonate analyzer, and a
thermo-chemolysis system required.

• Solid leadership skills associated with planning work assignments,
establishing priorities and scheduling instructional space required.

• Solid interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective working
relationships with students, faculty and staff required.

• Knowledge of data acquisition and analysis techniques required.

• Advanced knowledge of stable isotope chemistry research discipline or
instructional design to collaborate effectively with faculty and function
as a resource to research and instructional associates required.

• Strong abilities to conduct and report on scientific experiments and
findings required.

• Knowledge of necessary lab safety procedures & requirements & chemical
disposal guidelines required.

To Apply:   Click on the link below to use our new on-line application

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume,
and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd.,
Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

Apply Online

    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,
disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative
action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke
and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free
policy is available at

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contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an
Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify
electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information
provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain
positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to
notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the
successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
More Information

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the
University of California visit:
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