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Stable isotopes laboratory technician in Yale University
The department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale Univeristy is looking
to hire a full time laboratory technician to work in an
interdepartmental Stable Isotopes laboratory. The laboratory
includes 5 gas source mass spectrometers with peripherals including
EA, TC-EA, gas bench, GCs, dual inlet. The laboratory technician
will work together with the current laboratory manager.
Below is the formal job description. Application should be done
formally through Yale human resources but to make it easier please
contact either: Danny Rye, Hagit Affek, or Gerry Olack
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1. Using complex and highly sophisticated integrated instrument and
computer systems, independently perform detailed isotopic analyses
of both bulk materials and specific compounds. Identify anomalies in
each of the instruments and the computer software; make
recommendations and implement improvement in protocols and data
2. With minimal supervision and with a thorough knowledge of stable
isotope instruments and techniques, work with researchers to
implement and establish new protocols to meet the aims of scientific
3. Train, coordinate and participate in a variety of routine and
complex technical procedures and activities related to stable
4. Participate in the review of all data. Verify and maintain the
accuracy of data and records of data and instrument use.
5. Interact regularly with a multidisciplinary group of researchers
that includes students, post-docs and faculty; provide guidance and
training in critical areas of procedures and data acquisition using
sophisticated instruments; work with researchers to develop and
implement new protocols to meet investigators aims.
6. Manage laboratory organization and work with the lab manager to
oversee and control the utilization and availability of laboratory
supplies and work areas.
7. Maintain inventory of expendables and work with the lab manager
to perform routine and unscheduled maintenance of equipment
8. Be involved in the development of results, preparation of data
and writing of scientific literature.
9. In the absence of the Lab Manager, oversee all aspects of
10. Participate and present information and reports at lab meetings.
Education and Experience
1. Two years of related work experience in the same job family and a
Bachelor's Degree in a related field, or an equivalent combination
of experience and education.
Additional Education and Experience
1. Bachelor's Degree in science and two years work experience in a
stable isotope laboratory, or an equivalent combination of
experience and education.
2. Preferred: Two years experience and a high level of expertise
with continuous flow isotope ratio mass spectrometry; Master's
Degree in Science.
Skills & Abilities
1. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
2. Knowledge of scientific theory required to design protocols for
3. Practical experience using and high level of familiarity with the
isotope ratio mass spectrometry control software.
4. Ability to provide work guidance, instruction or orientation of
others. Well developed communication skills; ability to favorably
interact with and train and guide a diverse group of faculty, staff,
researchers and students.
5. Continually maintain several flexible automated high-throughput
input devices to the mass spectrometers. Ability to troubleshoot and
facilitate repairs to complex instrument-computer systems.
6. Preferred: Strong laboratory/scientific techniques and procedures
related to high throughput technology.
Danny M. Rye, Professor, Department of Geology
and Geophysics, Yale University, P.O. Box 208109
New Haven CT 06520-8109 USA
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Director of the YIBS Earth System Center for Stable
Hagit P. Affek
Yale University, Dept. of Geology & Geophysics
210 Whitney Ave.
PO Box 208109
New Haven, CT 06520-8109