Stable Isotope laboratory Manager Position, open immediately:
The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University is hiring a lab
manager to maintain and run a multi-instrument stable isotope ratio mass
spectrometry (SIRMS) facility for the analysis of carbonates, water, and
organic compounds. The facility consists of six mass spectrometers, four of
which were installed in 2011 and 2012. Instruments include 1.) one Elementar
Isoprime 100 w/ dual inlet and multiprep for d18O and d13C analysis of
carbonate samples, d18O and dD of water, and a 10 collector isotopologue
array for the analysis of multiply substituted isotopes of CO2. 2.) A
Thermo Delta V+ w/ dual inlet and Kiel IV, and Gasbench II continuous flow
operating modes to analyze carbonate samples and water samples; 3.) A Thermo
Delta V+ w/ Conflo IV, Trace GC and Isolink, TC/EA, Costech EA w/autosampler
and configured for the stable isotopic (d18O, d13C, d15N, dD) analysis of
bulk and compound-specific organics and tree ring samples; 4.) A Picarro
L1102-ia wavelength-scanned cavity ring-down spectrometer for the analysis
of water samples and field deployment; 5.) two VG Optima SIRMS, each with
dual inlet and multiprep and one with CNS analyzer. The instruments are
housed in a newly-renovated, state-of-the-art, 1,500 sf laboratory.
The successful candidate will have a BS in science plus 4 years of related
experience maintaining some or all of the instruments listed above, or an MS
plus 2 years of related experience maintaining some or all of the
instruments listed above. Experience in SIRMS instrumentation, methods, and
maintenance preferred. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are
required to work with diverse researchers and to train students and Postdocs
in analytical and instrumental methods. Some knowledge of electronics
troubleshooting also preferred. Position is full time. There is an
additional part-time technician for support and maintenance.
The Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory is located in Palisades NY, a ~30
minute drive north of New York City. There are excellent schools and
affordable housing in the area.
Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Columbia University
benefits afforded with this Officer of Research position.
Search will stay open for 30 days after the ad appears and will continue
until the job is filled. Please visit our online application site at:
for further information about this position and to submit your application.
Applicants should submit a resume and the names and email addresses of two
Applicants can contact Dr. Braddock Linsley for more information at
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