Scientific Research Assistant

Location
California, United States
Posted
17 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
17 May 2020
Ref
5292
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Summary

Organizing and executing analytical work central to examining the isotopic contents and structures of n-alkanes from natural gases; data processing and interpretation; preparation of scientific report and lead authorship of peer-reviewed scientific publications derived from this work. Analytical work will be performed in the laboratories for stable isotope geochemistry. This position is a 6 month term.

Job Duties

  • Receipt, organization, and archiving of gas samples.
  • Chemical purification of n-alkanes from gas samples.
  • High resolution mass spectrometric analysis of n-alkanes.
  • Processing and interpretation of mass spectrometric data.
  • Review of current literature relevant to the study of the stable isotope geochemistry of natural gases.
  • Preparation of written and oral reports of results.
  • Preparation of peer reviewed publications based on results.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in geochemistry or related field and at least 2 years of relevant postdoctoral research training.
  • At least 2 years of experience with clumped and site-specific isotopic analysis of n-alkanes.
  • Knowledge of the geology and geochemistry of natural gas accumulations, and of the stable isotope geochemistry of organic compounds.
  • Skilled at operating high-resolution isotope ratio mass spectrometers, including the Thermo Fisher Ultra.

Required Documents

  • Resume
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