Stable Isotope Geochemistry


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Sergey Assonov <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 28 Jul 2005 17:23:33 +0200
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Dear Carsten,

just a question - could it be a higher rank or could you have other job 
openings in near future?

Few words about me  Russian, PhD in isotopic geochemistry, presently 
works in the group of Carl Brenninkmeijer, at the Air Chemistry 
Department, the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany. Here 
I have taken part in several projects, some of them are as following: 
high-accuracy CO2 isotopic analyses of tropospheric air samples (the 
aircraft project CARIBIC), development of new method for 17O analysis in 
stratospheric CO2, analyses of CO2 and CO in Antarctic firn aimed to 
reconstruct CO trend in SH (the EU project CRYOSTAT), investigation of 
non-methane hydrocarbons extracted from air samples with the aim of 
their future isotope analyses. Besides, I have taken part in two other 
international ecological projects, namely studies of methane emissions 
from Russian wetlands and methane leakages from gas-transporting 
pipelines in Russia. A lot of other analytical/instrumental experience.

Presently I am looking for a job with modern analytical instruments, 
aimed monitoring and environment studies, developing new analytical 
methods as well as performing automation of analytical instruments. Your 
Black See project looks exciting.

Best regards,

Sergey Assonov

Carsten Schubert wrote:

> Eawag, the aquatic research institute of ETH (Switzerland) has the 
> following stable isotope job vacancy:
> *Technician for Stable Isotope Laboratory
> *
> The department of surface waters of Eawag in Kastanienbaum, 
> Switzerland is seeking a *technician* to maintain and operate a mass 
> spectrometry laboratory for Light Stable Isotopes. The laboratory 
> houses a Micromass (now GV Instruments) Isoprime mass spectrometer 
> with Trace Gas, EA (combustion and pyrolysis), GC and Multiflow 
> peripherals. Research topics involve trace gas analysis (CH_4 and N_2 
> O), compound specific isotopic analysis (carbon and hydrogen isotopes 
> on organic molecules), water and solid phase analysis (sediments, 
> cultures). At Eawag Kastanienbaum about 80 collaborators are working 
> on applied environmental research. Responsibilities of the successful 
> applicant include; application of established analytical procedures, 
> development of new procedures, instrument maintenance, sample 
> preparation and analysis, data reporting, quality assurance activities 
> and more.
> *Required Skills:* Experience with gaschromatography, 
> gaschromatograph/mass spectrometer for organic compound 
> identification, HPLC. Strong organizational skills and attentiveness 
> to detail. Ability in meeting demanding deadlines while working 
> independently on multiple tasks. The successful candidate must be able 
> and willing to learn additional analytical techniques as necessary.
> *Desired Skills: *Extensive hands-on experience with IRMS mass 
> spectrometers and continuous flow peripherals, including development 
> of new techniques. Experience with a wide-array of geochemical 
> analytical techniques including organic geochemical extraction 
> (sediments, cultures). Good oral and written communication skills in 
> German and English. Experience with Windows application software, 
> including Word and Excel.
> *Education:* Position requires a B.S. degree or equivalent in the 
> physical or chemical sciences, or an equivalent combination of 
> education and experience as lab technician.
> *Notes to Applicant:* Please send your complete application including 
> curriculum vitae and references to Carsten Schubert, Eawag, Seestrasse 
> 79, 6047 Kastanienbaum, Switzerland.
> Deadline for application is 1.09.2005.
> Research group:
> Institute information: <>
> Carsten J. Schubert
> Eawag, Surf
> Seestrasse 79
> CH-6047 Kastanienbaum, Switzerland
> Phone: +41-41-349 21 95
> Phone lab: +41-41-349-2122, 29
> Fax: +41-41-349 21 68
> Phone Secretary: +41-41-349-21 11
> e-mail: [log in to unmask]


Dr. S. S. Assonov,
Max-Planck -Institute of Chemistry,
J.J.Becher Weg 27,
55128 Mainz, Germany

Phone:   +49 (0)6131-305-495
Fax:      +49 (0)6131-305-436