The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate IV - Radiogenic Isotope Laboratory Manager

Hiring department Geological Sciences
Monthly salary $5,000 - $5,833
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 700AM to 600PM
Posting number 17-05-25-01-4208
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

The Department of Geological Sciences seeks a Geochemistry Laboratory Manager responsible for a class 100 clean chemistry lab and support of associated thermal ionization mass spectrometer (TIMS) and multi-collector inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometer (MC-ICP-MS) instruments. Position start date will be no earlier than September 1, 2017.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Oversee operations of a radiogenic isotope (and non-traditional stable isotope) clean lab and TIMS laboratory facility and support operations in our newly renovated MC-ICP-MS facility.

Essential Functions

Analyze rock, mineral, soil, and water samples, including igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks and archeological samples. Develop new analytical capabilities on both the Triton TIMS and the Nu Plasma 3D MC-ICP-MS and develop clean lab procedures for sample preparation for new isotopic systems. Perform maintenance and troubleshooting on the TIMS, MC-ICP-MS, and clean lab facilities. Train new users, manage graduate and undergraduate students conducting research in the lab, and assist other users in obtaining high quality isotopic data using the Triton TIMS and Nu Plasma 3D MC-ICP-MS. Seek new collaborations and contract work for the facility. Manage lab scheduling, invoices, income and expenditures of the lab. Pursuit of grant opportunities for the successful own/collaborative research projects of the candidate in the context of the above functions is encouraged.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Master's degree in the Earth or physical sciences and five years of experience with TIMS or MC-ICP-MS and clean lab work. Strong analytical skills and experience with 1) developing methods for mass spectrometry, 2) data reduction for radiogenic and stable isotope analysis, and 3) applications to Earth science problems.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. degree in the Earth or physical sciences and more than five years of experience with both TIMS and MC-ICP-MS, including laser ablation sample introduction.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

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