Research Scientist in non-traditional stable isotopes

Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
Nov 13, 2018
Dec 13, 2018
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Applications are invited for a two-year assistant research scientist position in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Indiana University. The candidate should have broad familiarity in the use of a variety of isotopes in studies of earth processes. Because there are multiple users at IU, the candidate will need to be familiar with instrument tuning for several isotopic systems. Preference will be given to applicants who are familiar with Nu multi-collector instruments. The IU lab is equipped with a Nu Instruments Plasma II (MC-ICP-MS) with a CETAC Aridus II and a CETAC ASX-112FR autosampler and an Agilent 7700x (ICP-MS) with a Agilent ASX-500 series autosampler.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in geosciences or a closely related field. The candidate will be based on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University, and will have access to an extensive suite of analytical tools, including (MC)-ICP-MS, quadrupole ICP-MS, FESEM, FETEM, XRD, EMPA, AA, and several gas source SIR mass spectrometers.

Major duties/responsibilities will be a research agenda involving metal isotopes utilizing the Nu and Agilent instruments, and collaboration with other faculty users whose research involves non-traditional stable isotope measurements.

Requirements:  Ph.D in geosciences or a related field, firm grasp of isotope geochemistry, familiarity with the day-to-day operation of multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometers, and research experience in stable isotope geochemistry.

Interested candidates should review the job description and submit application materials online at Questions about the position should be directed to:  Ed Ripley ( and/or Chen Zhu ( Applications received by November 30 will receive full consideration, but applications will be considered until position is filled. The ideal start date is January 1, 2019.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. The College of Arts & Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.