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The University of Nebraska Water Sciences Laboratory has an opening for a
full-time Research Technologist who will perform analysis of water, soil,
and sediment samples using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry
(ICP-MS). The individual will also be trained on instrumentation and sample
preparation equipment for analyses using stable isotope mass spectrometry,
spectrophotometry, automated analyzers and other standard analytical
instrumentation. 

Responsibilities include development of sample preparation and instrumental
protocols, preparing and analyzing samples and digests, primary data
validation, assembly of raw data packages for new and existing analytical
methods for targeted elements, and maintaining all raw data. Maintain
equipment and assist in training of other users.  

Bachelor's degree in water sciences, analytical chemistry or related field
plus three years experience performing chemical analysis and/or working in a
research setting required. Knowledge of analytical chemistry; skills in
preparing and following standard procedures; ability to operate and maintain
analytical instruments; ability to train others on analytical instruments;
and ability to safely handle chemicals essential. Chemical safety and
chemical waste management training, along with radiation safety training
preferred.  

The UNL Water Sciences Laboratory is a core research facility at the
University of Nebraska and currently has a GVI Platform XS ICP-MS, two GVI
CF-IRMS systems,an Optima IRMS and a new dual inlet GVI Isoprime for low
level isotope analysis.  

To apply for this position, go to the University of Nebraska employment
website <employment.unl.edu> and search for requisition number 070637.