Provide expertise and oversight for high precision isotopic analyses using advanced instrumentation. Lead development and application of methods of analyses focusing on measurement of the light stable isotopes of nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon of samples at natural abundance levels using isotope ratio mass spectrometry. Operate and maintain noble gas mass spectrometer and associated peripherals. Using data generated from the noble gas mass spectrometer system, compute and estimate groundwater residence times from simple models. Develop detailed procedures and perform lengthy sample preparation involving operation of high vacuum preparation systems, using automated sample preparation systems. Operate, maintain, and repair computer-controlled isotope ratio mass spectrometers and associated sample preparation systems.
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Minimum Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Water Sciences, Analytical Chemistry, Geosciences, or closely related field plus four years of experience in a research setting. Knowledge of analytical and stable isotope chemistry, mass spectrometry and skills in preparing and following standard procedures. Must have the ability to use, operate, and maintain mass spectrometer systems and train others to use these instruments. Ability to handle hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals, perform routine maintenance on analytical instruments, and make minor repairs.
Experience developing analytical methods and writing reports and procedures. Project management and supervisory experience. Understanding/familiarity of mass spectrometry theory and models used for groundwater residence time estimation. Radioactive materials experience.
Posted Salary: $51,514/yr. minimum
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 69777
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