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Please bring the following job opportunity to the attention of your 
colleagues and students:


Laboratory Technician ? Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory

A permanent full-time position is available in the Rafter Radiocarbon Lab 
for a technician to provide analytical support in the laboratory. The work 
involves the physical and chemical preparation of samples submitted for 
radiocarbon dating. 
The successful candidate for this job will have
- a tertiary qualification, preferably in chemistry or geochemistry;
- practical knowledge of and experience in laboratory equipment and 
procedures, and in solving technical problems;
- demonstrated ability to work reliably and to adhere to strict 
procedures;
- meticulous attention to detail, including clear and accurate record 
keeping;
- good communication and computer skills; familiarity with PC software 
- the ability to work well in a team and to cooperate with colleagues in 
helping the laboratory to fulfil its functions in research and commercial 
activities.

The Rafter Radiocarbon Lab is part of the National Isotope Centre, a 
division of GNS Science, the premier source of applied isotope science 
capability in New Zealand. GNS Science is a Crown Research Institute (CRI) 
owned by the New Zealand Government and is New Zealand's largest 
geological science organisation. It provides geological and geophysical 
research and consultancy services to government and industry within New 
Zealand and overseas.

Further information on GNS, this position, and an application form can be 
obtained from our website http://www.gns.cri.nz/news/vacancies/index.html
To apply, please forward a covering letter, curriculum vitae and a 
completed application form to Human Resources, or email to 
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Human Resources
GNS Science
PO Box 30 368
Lower Hutt 5040
New Zealand
T +64 4 570 1444
F +64 4 570 4748

The closing date for applications is Friday 29 February 2008


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