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Research Associate

Northwestern University, Earth & Planetary Sciences
Evanston, Illinois
Closing date
Dec 30, 2022

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Geochemistry, Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology
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A full-time research technician is needed to manage the Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry Clean Laboratory in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Northwestern University.

Applicants should have a strong background in TIMS, isotope dilution, and general clean room chemistry. Ability to troubleshoot and repair electronic and vacuum equipment is required.

The technician will operate and maintain the TIMS and supporting equipment, prepare reagents and spikes, analyze samples, train students, assist visitors, interface with faculty and other personnel, and maintain records of usage and expenses.

Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD or MS in geochemistry. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications may be submitted here:

Applicants should visit for more information about the department and research facility. Questions should be directed to Prof. Andrew Jacobson (

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Nestled on the Evanston campus beside Lake Michigan, the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) provides a close-knit, collegial atmosphere for undergraduate and graduate study. Students enjoy intimate access to our internationally renowned faculty and the department is recognized for a supportive and collaborative atmosphere where research and teaching are pursued at the forefront of earth and planetary sciences.

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