University of Wisconsin-Madison

        The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been funded to
purchase a large radius multicollector ion microprobe (Cameca 1270 or
SHRIMP 2). This instrument will be installed in a new lab in Weeks
Hall (Department of Geology + Geophysics) and will be dedicated to
pushing the frontiers of stable isotope geochemistry in areas related
to Earth, Materials and Biological Sciences.

        We seek a Director who will lead our effort to improve ion
probe technology for stable isotope analysis, oversee the operation
of this facility, and employ it for their own research. The Director
will aid in the selection and installation of the new instrument.
They will work with the Ion Microprobe Lab Oversight Board to
establish policy and evaluate the scientific merit of proposals to
work in the Ion Probe Facility. It is anticipated that this lab will
become a national center of excellence that will eventually employ
post-doctoral and technical support to enable efficient high quality
analysis by outside researchers.

The Department of Geology has a diverse faculty; three Stable and
Radiogenic Isotope Labs including five mass-spectrometers; an
electron microprobe, and excellent computer support, electronics and
machine shops. See: www.geology.wisc.

A PhD in Geology, Chemistry, or Physics, and interest in
interdisciplinary research are required. Preference will be given to
applicants with 5 or more years of experience in the operation of an
ion microprobe (SIMS) or other advanced instrumental techniques
employing high vacuum systems, mass spectrometry, or focused
ion/electron beams.

Send a CV, statement of interest, and contact information for 3-5
references to Prof. John W. Valley, Dept. of Geology & Geophysics,
Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706-1692. Review of
applicants will begin Sept. 1, 2003.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and
encourages applications from women and minorities.  Unless
confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding
applicants must be released upon request.  Finalists cannot be
guaranteed confidentiality.


John W. Valley, Professor              phone: 608-263-5659
Dept. of Geology and Geophysics        fax:   608-262-0693
University of Wisconsin         email: [log in to unmask]
1215 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53706, USA

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