Geochemistry Laboratory Manager - Class 100 Clean Lab supporting TIMS & ICP-MS

Austin, Texas
Monthly salary $5,000 - $5,833, plus benefits
Jun 08, 2017
Jul 08, 2017
Geochemistry Laboratory Manager - ICP-MS
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     The Department of Geological Sciences in the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin 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. 

     The successful candidate will work closely with an additional Laboratory Manager who oversees a second clean chemistry lab, and together they will collaboratively manage the radiogenic (and non-traditional stable) isotope facilities. The Department and the Jackson School have a range of vigorous research programs that use these facilities, including those in tectonics, igenous and metamorphic petrology, structural geology, hydrology, anthropology, petroleum geology, surficial processes, and climate change.

     Candidates must have a Master's degree in Earth or physical sciences and five years of experience with TIMS or MC-ICP-MS and clean work. Successful applicants must have strong analytical skills and experience with developing methods for mass spectrometry; data reduction for radiogenic and stable isotope analysis; and applications to Earth Science programs.

     Responsibilities include: analyzing rock, mineral, soil, and water samples; developing new analytical capabilities and clean lab procedures; maintaining and troubleshooting existing instrumentation and facilities; training new users, managing students conducting research in the lab, and assisting other users; seeking new collaborations and contract work for the facility; and managing lab scheduling, invoices, income, and expenditures. Pursuit of grant opportunities for the successful candidate's own or collaborative research in the context of the above functions is encouraged.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, including a statement of relevant equipment experience and research interests; current curriculum vitae; and contact information for at least three references. Submit electronic copies of these materials online at . For questions related to the search, please contact Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.