[ECOLOG-L] Job: Isotope analyst, EPA

Isotope Analyst (EPA-SSP-0014-03R)

The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program has an
immediate opening for an EPA Isotope Analyst with the Office of Research
and Development at the EPA facility in Corvallis, Oregon.


Isotope Analyst
" (EPA-SSP-0014-03R)

The candidate will assist in implementation and testing of the nitrate
isotope technique, and assist in developing the appropriate quality
assurance and quality control for this technique.

Responsibilities will include:

·        Working with
microbiologists to maintain a pure bacterial strain of P. chlororaphis
necessary for the technique.

·        Working with isotope
biogeochemists to implement the nitrate isotope technique.

·        Working with isotope
biogeochemists to operate an infrared laser stable isotope spectrometer
and learn about operation of an isotope ratio mass spectrometer.

·        Working with quality
assurance managers to develop appropriate QA/QC for the
procedure.

·        Writing documentation for
implementing the nitrate isotope technique.

·        Tracking and documenting
nitrate samples through ISIRF for this technique.

Location: This job will be located at EPA’s facility in Corvallis,
Oregon.

Salary: Selected applicants will become temporary employees of
ORAU and will receive an hourly wage of $19.45 for hours worked.

Travel: Some travel may be expected.

Working Conditions: This position will involve work in a
laboratory setting and may involve exposure to hazardous
elements.

Expected Start Date: The position is full time and expected to
begin in August 2015. The initial project is through May 14, 2016, and
may be renewable for two (2) 12 month option periods.

 

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