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Associate Scientist/Scientist in Analytical Instrument Support

University of Florida - Gainesville, FL
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with full benefits.
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Jan 5, 2022

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The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure-accruing position at the rank of Associate Scientist or Scientist. We invite applicants with experience in maintaining and developing analytical instruments in support of research in Earth and Planetary Sciences starting as soon as January 2022.

The Department of Geological Sciences hosts shared and individual investigator research labs with instruments ranging from: multi-collector-ICP-mass spectrometers, light stable isotope mass spectrometers, noble gas mass spectrometers, cryogenic magnetometers, UV and IR laser-ablation sampling systems, scanning electron microscope, GC and UHPLC mass spectrometers (single and triple-quad), gas and liquid chromographs, X-Ray diffractometer, deployable water sampling devices, high-performance computing Linux workstations and more ( The Associate Scientist/Scientist will work with lab managers and faculty to ensure instrumentation is in optimal working condition, which will include scheduled maintenance, troubleshooting hardware, software, and computer problems, electronic and mechanical repairs, installing and testing detectors and ion sources, designing detection systems, coordinating with manufactures for site or remote service visits, and related activities. The position may also involve independent research or instrument development depending on the applicant’s interests and qualifications. The facilities in the Department operate as open labs and are managed by highly qualified researchers. The candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills in addition to technical and analytical experience with various analytical instruments. Required qualifications include a B.S. degree with relevant experience or a graduate (M.S. or Ph.D.)  in engineering, geochemistry, chemistry,  geophysics, physics, or a related field. Information about the Department can be found at The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

The Department of Geological Sciences is committed to maintaining an environment that welcomes diversity of ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. See for more information about diversity and inclusion in the Department of Geological Sciences. The University and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at (search job 519200). Applications must include: (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, future goals, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of names and contact information of at least three references. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references. Applicants are encouraged to articulate their commitment to cultivating an inclusive and equitable environment in their cover letter.

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 15, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jason Curtis (

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education. The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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