We are seeking an individual to provide research and technical support to our new, state-of-the-art GS-IR-MS and Geobiology laboratories. These host two Thermo-Finnigan MAT253s and one Delta Plus mass spectrometer with various sample introduction systems, including a S-fluorination line, an EA, a TC/EA, a gas bench, a tube cracker and a precon for CNSO isotope analyses in geological and environmental samples. The role of the successful applicant will include:- help construct, test, and optimise Curie Point Pyrolysis techniques and vacuum prep lines and develop safe methods for successful CPP fluorination of S phases for isotope analyses;- help maintain the instruments ensuring that the labs are generating high quality data across a range of applications;- help training of laboratory users including Post-Doctoral Research Fellows, postgraduate, and undergraduate students;- help maintain the instruments, manage ordering and troubleshoot instrumental issues if and when they arise;- forge and maintain collaborations with academic and industrial partners who require analyses from the laboratory facilities;- optimise the labs and balance research project data production with quick turn-around commercial contract work; and- oversight of lab safety procedures.This is a fixed term post for 3 years.For further details about the project and post please contact Dr Eva Stüeken, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dr Mark Claire, email@example.com, in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences via email. The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter; http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.
- Doctorate in Earth Science or a cognate discipline relevant to the position (Physics, Chemistry), or substantial equivalent experience.- Experience in sample prep and analyses using Gas Source Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometers (GS-ir-MS).- Demonstrated ability to publish results of scientific research in relevant international journals.- Interpersonal skills commensurate with supporting academic and administrative colleagues together with the demonstrated ability and willingness to work in a collaborative environment.- Good communicator, well organized.
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