Dear all,

Please pass along the opening for a position in the new stable isotope lab at Idaho State Uniersity.


Bruce Finney

Research Scientist - Stable Isotope Analysis

The newly formed Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Elemental and Isotopic Analysis (ILEIA), part of the Center for Archaeology, Materials, and Applied Spectroscopy (CAMAS) at Idaho State University (ISU), seeks a research scientist capable of managing the stable isotope facility. We are looking for a researcher with strong analytical skills and detailed familiarity with the ThermoElectron Corporation Delta V Mass Spectrometer or similar, and with the ConFlo III, EA, TC/EA, and GasBench II peripherals. Working with ecologists, paleoecologists, geologists, and archeologists, the candidate will:

Establish QA/QC procedures for a new laboratory.

Do sample preparation, operate, and maintain the instrumentation.

Participate directly in a diverse array of research projects.

Train and supervise undergraduate and graduate student assistants.

Seek opportunities for grants and contracts.

Minimum Qualifications: MS or equivalent in geochemistry, ecology, archaeology, chemistry, physics or a related discipline. Two years experience running and maintaining IRMS instrumentation. Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary environment. Salary based on experience. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 5, 2007.

Applications: Send by email to Dr. Bruce Finney ([log in to unmask]) or Dr. Herbert Maschner ([log in to unmask]). Please include cover letter, resume, and names/phone numbers/emails of three references.

The position will begin January 2008 on a yearly contract. Idaho State University is located in the western Rocky Mountains of SE Idaho with easy access to the Tetons, Yellowstone, the Sawtooths, and a range of outdoor activities. Idaho State University is an equal opportunity employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.