[CRYOLIST] Mass Spectrometry Laboratory Technician

Dear colleagues,


Our active and growing department seeks
a Mass Spectrometry Laboratory Technician (f/m/d) to begin 1st of April 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter),
and running for two years, with the possibility of extension. The Department of Archaeology at the Max Planck Institute for
the Science of Human History draws upon field and laboratory approaches in archaeology to undertake cutting-edge research into our species’ past. 

We seek a candidate to assist in the day-to-day operation of our Mass Spectrometry laboratories, and to assure high-quality analyses and high sample throughput.
The candidate should be keen to assist with ambitious research projects and able to work diligently, meet deadlines, and assist students and researchers in using equipment in the laboratory.

Previous practical experience with mass spectrometers is an absolute requirement, preferably in stable isotopes or proteomics. Candidates should be able to assist with:

• Day-to-day operation and maintenance of different types of mass spectrometers: an Autoflex MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometer and four Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometers; one for bulk stable isotope analyses of organic samples (a DELTA V Advantage Isotope
Ratio Mass Spectrometer with a Flash 2000 elemental analyser for C and N isotopes, and a high temperature conversion elemental analyser for O and H isotopes), one for bulk stable isotope analysis of inorganic samples (a DELTA V Advantage Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer
with a Gas Bench II Interface for the measurement of stable carbon and oxygen isotope in inorganic samples) and two for compound-specific analyses of CNOH isotopes (isoprime visION GC-C-irMS systems).

• Data management and quality assurance.

• Supporting PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in developing lab skills and interpreting data.

For more information see here: https://ift.tt/2Ep6Kmt

Please submit your application as a single pdf file in English, consisting
of a letter of motivation and your CV by February 28th, 2019.
Please also list three referees that we can contact for references.

Please use this link for applying:


Kind regards

Jana Zech

Dr. Jana Zech
Lab manager Archaeology

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Kahlaische Straße 10
07745 Jena
+49 (0) 3641 686-745
Am Pharmapark Jena
07745 Jena
+49 (0) 3641 646-993



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