Stable Isotope Geochemist
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Scientists at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences work in a world-class research environment with state-of-the-art facilities. The Department hosts some of the most advanced isotope analysis laboratories in the world and has recently refurbished the laboratory facilities supporting sedimentary geochemistry area of research. The Department offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, which also can be integrated with many other disciplines.
The successful applicant will be responsible for management of the MAT 253+ and isotope clumping laboratory including research and development, overseeing the training and supervision of users and providing high level specialist technical support.
To be considered for this position applications must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process.
- PhD Degree in Geology with a Geochemistry/Petrology emphasis and/or equivalent experience
- Thorough understanding and knowledge of analytical methods and data quality control in inorganic geochemistry
- An understanding of rock and mineral chemistry
- Knowledge of analytical methods and principles of IRMS analysis, data handling, and expertise in data reduction methods for quantitative trace-element analysis
- Knowledge of analytical methods and principles of MAT 253+ and isotope clumping, data handling, and expertise in data reduction methods for quantitative analysis
- Experience in a research environment and conducting independent research
- Training and supervising staff and students in the laboratory
- Building and managing relationships with key stakeholders
- Ensuring safe work practices within a laboratory including a good understanding of WHS principles in relation to hazardous chemicals and non-ionising radiation
For further details on the role and responsibilities please see the position description below.
Salary Package: from $90,330 - $97,937 p.a. (Level 7), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
Appointment Type: Full-time, 3 year fixed term
Role Enquiries: Professor Martin Kennedy, Head of Department via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications Close: Sunday, 4 February 2018 at 11:55pm AEST
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