Advanced Technician (Geochemical and Mass Spectrometry)
Earth Sciences at Durham University is a UK top 5 and global top 30 department, with 35 academic staff, 30 research staff, 90 PhD students and 300 undergraduate students.
The department is looking to appoint a Technician in Geochemical and Mass Spectrometry. The position provides technical and administrative support to the Laboratory for Source Rock Geochronology and Geochemistry of the Durham Geochemistry Centre in the Department of Earth Sciences by mass spectrometry analysis of the elements rhenium and osmium, and ensuring that the lab is well maintained and operates efficiently and safely. The Lab is one of fewer than 12 facilities worldwide performing equivalent specialized analyses. The incumbent's primary technical activity is sample preparation, clean room analytical protocols and mass spectrometry analysis (e.g., for the rhenium-osmium isotope system). The position will also involve the guidance, advice and training of visiting scientists to the laboratory.