UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry
£17,287 - £21,079 per annum
Following an award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research
Councilís Instrument Development Programme, we are seeking to appoint
a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work on the development of a
novel thermal analysis-isotope ratio mass spectrometry (TA-IRMS)
facility. Working closely with PDZ-Europa, you will take charge of
the day-to-day operation of a continuous flow isotope ratio mass
spectrometer connected to a state of the art thermal analysis (TG-DSC)
system. You will develop methods and applications for the
determination of stable isotope ratios for C, O and H for minerals
(and complex mixtures) in which these elements occupy more than one
structural site and so may show internal isotopic fractionation that
is not resolved using conventional methods.
You must have first-hand experience of the operation of existing mass
spectrometry instrumentation and conventional sample preparation
methods, and experience in the isotopic analysis of carbonates and/or
clay minerals. You must also have completed your PhD, or expect to
submit imminently. This is an exciting opportunity to become involved
in the development of a novel facility that will have wide application
in the petroleum industry and in environmental science.
The post is for 3 years within an RAE 5 rated research community, and
is to be filled as soon as possible after 1st January 2002. Based in
the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Science, you will
take advantage of excellent scientific collaboration with Newcastle
Universityís Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Unit and the Fossil Fuels
and Environmental Geochemistry Research Institute.
For further information contact Professor David Manning (0191 222
7893; [log in to unmask]) and consult our web pages (via
Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae, including the names
of two referees who are familiar with their research work and their
technical competence to Professor David Manning, Department of
Agricultural and Environmental Science, University of Newcastle,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU.
Previous applicants need not apply.
Closing date: 30th November 2001. Interviews to be held mid Decomber
Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Unit
University of Newcastle
Tel:- 0191 222 7423
Fax:- 0191 222 5627