The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

 
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Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate IV - Stable Isotope Lab Manager

Hiring department Geological Sciences
Monthly salary $5,000+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-02-21-01-4208
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 at UT Austin seeks a manager for one of its stable isotope mass spectrometry laboratories (under the direction of Drs. Jaime Barnes and Dan Breecker). The facility houses a ThermoElectron MAT 253 and DeltaV with peripherals (TC/EA, EA, Agilent GC, GasBench, silicate laser extraction line, Cl purification line).

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

Purpose

General management and technical operation of a stable isotope mass spectrometry laboratory in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

Essential Functions

General management of the laboratory, including oversight of day-to-day operation of the mass spectrometers and associated instruments. Instrument maintenance. Perform troubleshooting. Manage the laboratory accounts. Order parts/consumables, train new users, and help execute research activities. Sample preparation and analysis will be required as time permits.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

M.S. or Ph.D. degree in earth sciences, analytical chemistry or closely related field. Experience with gas-source isotope ratio mass spectrometry instrumentation is required. Experience measuring Cl isotope ratios is highly desired. Prior record of research and peer-reviewed publication in stable isotope geochemistry is desirable. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. degree in earth sciences, a strong background in analytical geochemistry, and expertise in some form of isotope ratio mass spectrometry. Experience training students and other researchers in analytical instrumentation. Prior experience in lab management and a record of research and peer-reviewed publication in stable isotope geochemistry is desirable.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Lifting and moving Lab environment.

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