School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
The Department of Geology & Geophysics is accepting applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, 50% state and 50% other funded Specialist Faculty position to be filled at the Assistant level, to begin in Summer 2012 or as mutually acceptable. Position is annually renewable, subject to performance review and availability of other funds.
Duties include the management and operation of a radiogenic and non-traditional stable isotope and geochronology laboratory, which includes a Nu Instruments multi-collector ICPMS, two VG/Micromass multi-collector TIMS, a 12-detector alpha-spectroscopy system, and associated cleanroom and sample preparation laboratories; train and supervise laboratory users; plan, assist and troubleshoot analytical protocols with users; participate in the development of methods; participate in research projects; initiate and/or contribute to proposals for extramural support; participate in reporting of research results; maintain and repair lab equipment (including mass spectrometers); administer chemical and radioactive waste handling and safety protocols; set and maintain laboratory schedules; manage the fiscal operations of the facility; prepare annual and biannual laboratory reports; and supervise one or more laboratory technicians. Minimum qualifications: a M.S. degree in earth science, geochemistry, chemistry, or other physical science; 30 credits of additional relevant graduate coursework; and at least three years of experience with TIMS or MC-ICPMS analysis of, and laboratory methods for chemical separation and purification of, at least two of the following elements: Th, U, Nd, Pb, Os, Mg, Zn, Fe; ability to handle sensitive devices and equipment. Desired qualifications: a Ph.D. degree in the above-noted fields, interest in learning and using new analytical methods; skillful quantitative and verbal expression; experience in procurement and management of laboratory accounts; ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with facility users; interest in collaborating in ongoing research initiatives in the Isotope Laboratory, including work in the field or at sea; familiarity with U-series applications to the Earth Sciences; desire to develop an independent research program. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply, submit a CV and the names and contact information of three professional references, official transcripts (copies acceptable with application, originals required upon hire; electronic submissions are accepted) to Isotope Specialist Search Committee, Department of Geology & Geophysics, SOEST, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1680 East-West Road, POST606, Honolulu, HI 96822. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Ken Rubin (808) 956-8973, email@example.com. Continuous recruitment. Review of applications began in March 2012, but the Geology & Geophysics Department is still accepting applications. Individuals who are interested in this position are encouraged to submit their application materials promptly.
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