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Research Specialist

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Earth, Society & Environment

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Champaign, Illinois

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Sun, 28 Mar 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Employer University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Earth, Society & Environment Location Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Posted Feb 23, 2021 Closes Mar 25, 2021 Discipline Earth and Space Science Informatics, Geochemistry, Global Environmental Change, Mineral and Rock Physics Career Level Researcher Education Level Bachelors Job Type Full-time Relocation Cost Negotiable Sector Type Academia You need to sign in or create an account to save (This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Research Specialist Department of Geology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Research Specialist will provide technical support for, and operate, four analytical instruments: A Nu Plasma multicollector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer; A Thermo-Fisher Delta V gas-source isotope ratio mass spectrometer; a Photon Machines 193nm excimer laser ablation device; and a Thermo-Fisher iCAP-Q single collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Perform and analyze research related to the four instruments associated with the Geochemistry Laboratory, including: Overseeing scheduling and use of instruments and sample preparation facilities, and maintaining supplies of laboratory consumables Supervise and train new users of the instruments Perform routine maintenance and assist with repairs and upgrades of the instruments Operate instruments to perform routine analyses Perform sample preparation Take part in preparing research publications and proposals Improve and develop analytical methods Monitor long term precision of instruments based on replicates and standards Perform other duties necessary for the smooth functioning of the Geochemistry Laboratory QUALIFICATIONS Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Geoscience or a related field (e.g., Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Biology) at the time of appointment; A minimum of one year of research experience working with mass spectrometry, geochemical analyses, or closely related analytical methods. Preferred: Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Geoscience or a related field (e.g., Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Biology) at the time of appointment; Two or more years of research experience working with mass spectrometry, geochemical analyses, or closely related analytical methods. Experience with analysis using a gas-source isotope ratio mass spectrometer; a multicollector Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer, or a single collector Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer. Experience with analytical method development. Experience training analytical instrument users. Successful candidates will have excellent organization, problem-solving, and communication skills. Potential to learn advanced technical procedures and, over time, master the operation and maintenance of all four instruments in the Geochemistry Laboratory. Ability to work independently and take charge of laboratory operations. Ability to interact well with a large and diverse group of laboratory users, and train and support users as they learn advanced methods SALARY AND APPOINTMENT INFORMATION This is a full-time academic professional position appointed on a 12 month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND DEADLINE INFORMATION To