Isotope Specialist-Purdue University. (Job Number: 1700087)
Purdue University is
currently searching for an experienced individual familiar
with isotope ratio mass spectrometry for a full time position.
The person chosen for the position will be, along with
existing lab managerial staff, responsible for the operation
and maintenance of four gas source isotope ratio mass
spectrometers including peripherals such as a gas
chromatographic system, an elemental analyzer, dissolved
carbon analyzer, and a thermo-chemical pyrolysis elemental
analyzer, and two laser spectroscopy isotope analyzers.
These instruments and the
associated laboratory is operated as a research and recharge
facility within the Purdue Stable Isotope (PSI) Research Lab
housed within the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and
Planetary Sciences (http://ift.tt/2k7nXbq).
This facility primarily supports the research of professors
Tim Filley, Greg Michalski, and Lisa Welp. The successful
applicant will work with faculty, graduate students, and
postdocs. The successful applicant must have 2+ years of hands
on experience with stable isotope instrumentation and
experience supervising student lab assistants. The successful applicant will assist users of
these instruments, conduct routine functions in support of lab
quality assurance efforts, coordinate the daily operation of
the facility, coordinate and analyze samples. The successful
applicant will also maintain and evaluate data for internal
and external collaborators and develop and implement standard
methods for data standardization and reduction.
Bachelor’s degree in science
in the fields of earth science, ecology, chemistry, or
environmental science is required.
• A Master’s or Ph.D. in the
fields of earth science, ecology, chemistry, or environmental
science with an
emphasis on stable isotope measurements is preferred.
• A minimum of at least 2
years of isotope measurement and data analysis experience
• Experience with quantitative data analysis
and management skills, fluency with PC operating systems and
preferably with database software such as Microsoft Access.
Strong organizational and communication skills to report
analysis and operation findings.
• Advanced knowledge of and
experience in the operation and maintenance of gas source
isotope ratio mass spectrometers with peripherals that include
a gas chromatographic system and an elemental analyzer.
• Interpersonal and
management leadership skills to help maintain a positive
working environment with students, faculty and staff is
• Valid Driver’s License.
• Purdue will not sponsor an
employment related visa for this position.
• A background check will be
required for employment.
• FLSA Exempt (Not Eligible for
• Retirement Eligibility: Defined
Contribution Waiting Period.
• Purdue University is an EOE/AA
employer. All individuals, including minorities, women,
individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to
For inquiries about the
PSI Lab or additional details about the position please
Department of Earth,
Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
West Lafayette, IN 47906
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