[ES_JOBS_NET] Please post: Stable Isotope Lab Position UC Riverside

Marilyn Fogel marilyn.fogel at ucr.edu
Thu Jun 22 10:18:04 MDT 2017

The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of California, Riverside
invites applications for a career-level Academic Coordinator position in the
Stable Isotope Laboratory.  The candidate will be responsible for the
operation and maintenance of the facility.  We have three ThermoFisher Delta
V Plus mass spectrometers with multiple types of peripheral devices (e.g.,
Costech Elemental analyzer, GasBench II, TC-EA, GC-Isolink, and Kiel
device), which are operated by faculty, postdocs, students, and lab
assistants.  The Academic Coordinator will be responsible for scheduling
instrument time, training faculty, visitors, postdocs, and graduate and
undergraduate students on sample preparation and analysis.  She/he will
develop quality control standards and implement protocols for pre- and
post-analysis of samples and data.
The successful candidate will be responsible for troubleshooting peripheral
devices and mass spectrometers, as well as fixing simple problems or
coordinating necessary service calls.  Experience with gas chromatography,
quadrupole mass spectroscopy, and organic analysis, as well as some
experience with carbonates (e.g., Kiel device and GasBench II) is desirable.
A willingness to learn and develop new methods and techniques, as well as
maintain well-developed ones, is considered a plus for this position.  The
candidate will be expected to interact closely with faculty and will have
the opportunity for engaging in research projects.

Required:  M.S. Degree in field related to stable isotope analyses

Strongly Preferred:  Ph.D., or equivalent laboratory experience in stable
isotope geochemistry.

The position is anticipated to be 2 years in length at first, with potential
for reappointment.  Applicants are required to provide a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, statement of contributions to diversity, and contact
information for three to five references.  All materials should be submitted
through AP Recruit online at:  https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00764.
Review of applications will begin on  August 1, 2017.   Position is open
until filled.

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, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any
other characteristic protected by law.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse
undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing
routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation
college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Marilyn Fogel

Dr. Marilyn L. Fogel,
Wilbur W. Mayhew Professor of Geo-Ecology
Director of the Environmental Dynamics and Geo-Ecology Institute
Dept. of Earth Science/Environmental Science
University of California Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
marilyn.fogel at ucr.edu
Phone: 209-205-6743

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