[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Specialist - microbial biogeochemistry Princeton University

Xinning Zhang xinningz at princeton.edu
Fri Jan 27 13:31:26 MST 2017

Please see ad for research specialist position below.

The *Princeton University Department of Geosciences* seeks to hire a full
time *Research Specialist* for the microbial biogeochemistry laboratory of
Professor Xinning Zhang. Responsibilities include:

·       Maintaining lab operations on a daily, weekly and monthly basis;

·       Monitoring and assessing consumables inventory and ordering
supplies as needed;

·       Culture collection maintenance, sample processing and analysis;

·       Assessing and maintaining equipment: performing minor maintenance
on the mass spectrometers (IRMS, LC-MS, GC-MS) and managing major
maintenance activities with contracted technicians and specialists;

·       Training and supervising all lab users, including postdocs,
visitors, graduate students and undergraduates, with a particular focus on
supporting and assisting undergraduates with their research projects;

·       Scheduling equipment time and maintaining the lab calendar; and

·       Developing standard operating procedures for lab instrumentation;
and modifying these procedures as appropriate.

The candidate should be organized, meticulous, and capable of working
independently; a commitment to maintaining a clean and organized laboratory
is required. There will be opportunities to participate in data
interpretation and publication of the results. The preferred start date is
no later than April 1, 2017.

Lab instrumentation includes: Thermo Fisher irmGC/MS system, Isoprime
Elementar Vario EA-IRMS, Thermo Trace GC – FID/MS, Agilent 6120 LC-MS,
JASCO HPLC, UV-VIS spectrophotometer, Biotek Synergy plate reader, standard
molecular biology and cell culture equipment. Qualifications include a
bachelor degree in microbiology, chemistry, geoscience, or a related field.
Some laboratory experience is required. Candidates with LC-MS, GC-MS
(particularly lipids, amino acids), and/or IRMS experience are preferred.
Please see http://scholar.princeton.edu/xinningz/home for additional
information on the Zhang lab.

This is a one year term position, with the possibility of renewal based on
performance and available funding. Interested individuals are invited to
submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter which includes career goals,
and contact information for 3 references to the Princeton University
jobsite at

https://research-princeton.icims.com, requisition number 2017-7119.


Princeton University
Department of Geosciences
152 Guyot Hall
Princeton, NJ 08540
office: 609-258-2489
website: http://scholar.princeton.edu/xinningz/home
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