Research Associate in Isotope Geochemistry

140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill MA 02467
Hiring range: $48,000-$55,000; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
Jul 01, 2019
Jul 31, 2019
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Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description: Research Associate in Isotope Geochemistry

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Boston College is currently searching for a full-time research associate to work in an isotope geochemistry laboratory. 

  • Perform experiments and analyze samples in an isotope geochemistry laboratory (specializing in nitrogen isotope analyses of environmental samples). 
  • Maintain laboratory equipment, including an isotope ratio mass spectrometer.
  • Coordinate with vendors to order laboratory supplies.  
  • Assists in the development, design, and conduct of research.
  • Work independently on collection of data.
  • Participates in the interpretation of data. 
  • May co-author publications and may co-present results at meetings or conferences.
  • May supervise other research support personnel (e.g., undergraduate and graduate students).


  • Degree Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in Geochemistry, Chemistry, Biology or relevant field; Master’s degree preferred.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Some relevant post-Bachelor’s research experience in a laboratory. 
  • Prior experience performing independent lab work with complex techniques. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience using isotope ratio mass spectrometer. 
  • Prior experience working in a clean room. 

Please send a CV, names and contact information for two references, and a cover letter describing your background and suitability for this position. To apply: please click here

For inquires please contact Dr. Xingchen (Tony) Wang directly at