Postdoctoral Associate, Isotope Laboratory

Massachusetts, United States
04 Jun 2020
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04 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)-Isotope Laboratory, to carry out research in U-Pb geochronology by high-precision thermal-ionization mass spectrometry (ID-TIMS) applied to key episodes of geologic and biotic evolution in Earth history. The position is supported by a research grant and involves laboratory management and maintenance responsibilities in addition to research.  The Isotope Laboratory houses chemistry clean rooms and three thermal-ionization mass spectrometers dedicated to the isotopic analyses of Pb, U, Sr and Nd, with additional analytical capabilities available across the MIT campus.  Will work closely with visitors to the laboratory, from MIT students to visiting scientists, and be involved in collaborative research with a broad group of U.S. and international scientists; and share the responsibility for coordinating workflow and maintaining an efficient and high-throughput facility. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in geosciences or a field related to radiogenic isotope geochemistry at the time of employment; familiarity with modern, low-blank, radiogenic isotope (Sr, Pb and U) analytical procedures and protocols; excellent communication, organizational. and multitasking skills; and a demonstrated commitment to high quality standards. This is a one-year position with the possibility of extension based upon funding. Job #18652

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