This position was originally advertised on June 22nd, 2004.  We will continue to accept applications through Friday August 20th, 2004, at which time the position will be closed to new applicants.



Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 10:33:06 -0600
To: Stable Isotope Geochemistry <[log in to unmask]>
From: Jeff Heikoop <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Technician position


Summary:
The Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Divisionís Geology and Geochemistry Group (EES-6) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking a Light Stable Isotope Technician to maintain and operate an isotope ratio mass spectrometry laboratory (position contingent upon successful attainment of funding).  The laboratory houses a Micromass (now GV Instruments) Isoprime mass spectrometer with Trace Gas, EA (combustion and pyrolysis), GC and Multiflow peripherals.  EES analytical equipment includes ICP-MS, ICP-AES, IC, XRD, XRF and an electron microprobe.  The Earth and Environmental Sciences Division employs about 300 people on projects that focus Earth science expertise on issues of national importance, including environmental, energy and homeland security research.  Responsibilities of the successful applicant will include, but are not limited to, performing established analytical procedures, development of new procedures, instrument maintenance, sample preparation and analysis, data reporting, and quality assurance activities.  Opportunities for personal research exist.
 
Required Skills:  Extensive hands-on experience with IRMS mass spectrometers and continuous flow peripherals, including development of new techniques.  Strong organizational skills and attentiveness to detail.  Demonstrated experience meeting demanding deadlines while working independently on multiple tasks.  The successful candidate must be able and willing to learn additional analytical techniques as necessary.  A strong commitment to safety and security is essential.  Ability to obtain a DOE Q Clearance, which normally requires US citizenship.
 
Desired Skills:  Experience with a wide-array of geochemical analytical techniques including ICP-MS and IC.  Good oral and written communication skills.  Experience with Windows application software, including Word and Excel.  Experience with programmatic QA/QC requirements.
 
Education: Position requires at least a B.S. degree or equivalent in the physical or biological sciences or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Notes to Applicant:  Please send curriculum vita to Julianna Fessenden-Rahn at [log in to unmask] or call at 505-667-5468.

Salary Range:    $46,500 - $76,700/year
Organization:    EES-6
Job Type:           University of California Limited Term (2 years)

Jeff Heikoop, Ph.D.
Earth and Environmental Sciences Division
Hydrology, Geochemistry and Geology Group
EES-6, MS-D462
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545
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Phone:  (505) 667-8128
Fax:    (505) 665-3285

Jeff Heikoop, Ph.D.
Earth and Environmental Sciences Division
Hydrology, Geochemistry and Geology Group
EES-6, MS-D462
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545
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Phone:  (505) 667-8128
Fax:            (505) 665-3285