The Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry is opening a position as Engineer of Stable Isotopes Laboratory to share the construction of this part of the ICOS- Flask- and Calibration Laboratory(FCL) in Jena/Germany.
For this position an engineer will be searched who realizes the development and optimization of analytical systems for the precise measurement of stable isotopes from greenhouse gases in air samples and implements methods for automatic measurement and data processing. The establishment of automated data processing procedures will be conducted in close collaboration to the database development division of the FCL.
Successful candidates are post-graduated in engineering technology with focus on physical engineering, construction of apparatus, electro-technics, scientific tool building or comparable qualification. Furthermore a stated experience in setup and maintenance of scientific instruments is necessary. Skills in mass spectrometric techniques and related sample preparation for stable isotope analysis are to the best advantage.
The position requires team spirit, personal engagement and the ability for creative approaches of technical realizations. It is assumed that the candidate is proficient in computer applications and programming (MS-Office, MATLAB, LabVIEW, AutoCAD).
Good English language skills are a must, working knowledge of German will prove beneficial.
The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
The position is open immediately. Initially, it is temporary within the scope of the funded project – with a likely continuation for the next funding period beyond 2015. The salary is according to the German federal pay scale.
For queries or to send the application in writing, including CV, contact:
Armin Jordan at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry (07745 Jena)
Tel.: +49 3641-576403
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To gather detailed information about technical aspects of the position and tasks please contact Daniel Rzesanke (Tel.: +49 3641-3107531, Email: [log in to unmask]).
Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry
ICOS, Central Calibration Laboratory
Kahlaische Straße 4, 07745 Jena