[Coral-List] Position Available: Ocean Acidification/Geochemistry Research Scientist (University of Washington, Seattle)

Alexander C. Gagnon gagnon at uw.edu
Tue Jun 25 16:08:43 EDT 2013

Dear Coral-List,
Those of you at the interface between coral biology and geochemistry may
find this job post interesting.  Thank you for your help in sharing this
announcement with all interested parties:

Geochemistry/Ocean Acidification Research Scientist

I seek to hire a research scientist to work as a lab technician in a new
isotope geochemistry/ocean acidification group in the School of
Oceanography, University of Washington. Our lab uses a suite of geochemical
techniques to study biomineralization in coral and foraminifera, with
applications in ocean acidification and paleoceanography.  The research
scientist will prepare carbonate or seawater samples (column chemistry,
isotope-dilution, making thin sections, micromilling, etc.) and analyze the
samples by mass spectrometry (on a Nu Plasma MC-ICP-MS and/or a new
SF-ICP-MS).  Additional responsibilities include saltwater aquarium
upkeep, analytical methods development, co-supervising undergraduate
research interns, working closely with graduate students and postdocs, data
reduction, maintaining lab records, training new users, and lab/instrument
maintenance.  The job may also involve occasional multi-day research trips
to use NanoSIMS, atom probe tomography, or other instruments at the Pacific
Northwest National Lab in Richland, WA.  More information about research in
the Gagnon Lab can be found online: http://faculty.washington.edu/gagnon/

Ideal qualifications include a M.S. or B.S./B.A. in geochemistry,
chemistry, earth sciences, or related discipline.  Two or more years of
experience operating mass-spectrometers (MC-ICP-MS and/or TIMS) and
preparing samples in a clean lab setting is preferred, but exceptionally
motivated applicants with a strong quantitative/analytical background will
also be considered.  Familiarity with Matlab is also a plus.  The candidate
should be detail oriented, easy to work with, highly motivated, and
interested in mastering new techniques. This is a one-year position and is
contingent upon continued funding for an additional year.  Start date is
somewhat negotiable between July and September 2013.

To apply:
1. Go to   http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/apl/ and click on “Start
your job search”

2. After the login pages, search for the job by typing in Req# 93669

3. Follow the instructions to apply for the job.

Best regards,

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Alexander C. Gagnon
Assistant Professor
School of Oceanography
University of Washington
gagnon at uw.edu

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