Hi - please forward this to anyone you know who might be suitable as an IRMS technician. Unfortunately the position is restricted to Australian citizens only. Thanks, Cath Stable Isotope Analyst $57,456 - $60,902 (plus super) We are seeking an instrument technician with practical experience in instrumental analytical chemistry, or a related discipline, with special emphasis on stable isotope analysis using isotope ratio mass spectrometry. As part of a team you will provide analytical support for research projects aimed at understanding and utilising isotopes in the environment to solve problems in areas such as hydrology. To be successful in this position you will be required to be pro-active and flexible. You will be responsible for the operating and day-to-day management of an Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer for analysis of stable isotopes of hydrogen and oxygen in waters. This will include: * Sample handling and disposal, preparing samples for analyses, ordering and inventorying laboratory supplies * Analysing data and reporting results, ensuring good data quality and compiling data into tables and graphs * Scheduling and prioritising analyses in order to meet client deadlines * Performing routine maintenance and repairs on laboratory equipment * Supervising and training students and visitors in performing stable isotope analysis Applicants should have a diploma or degree in chemistry or a closely related discipline. Experience with instrumental analytical methods, preferably with stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry will be highly regarded. Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team are required. This appointment will be offered for an initial three-year term, negotiable and potentially renewable subject to operational requirements. To be eligible for engagement, applicants will require a medical and security assessment and must be an Australian citizen. Selection criteria can be found on our website or by contacting Laura Dascolias on +61 (02) 9717 3675. For technical information relating to this position please contact Geraldine Jacobsen on +61 (02) 9717 9060. To apply and for further information please consult the vacancies page of our website www.ansto.gov.au <http://www.ansto.gov.au/> Applications close: 8 February 2008 Cath Hughes Research Scientist Radiotracing & isotope hydrology ANSTO Institute for Environmental Research PMB 1, Menai NSW 2234, AUSTRALIA T +61 2 9717 9366 F +61 2 9717 3212 E [log in to unmask] http://home.ansto.gov.au/nugeo/staff/hughes1.html <http://home.ansto.gov.au/ansto/environment1/staff/hughes1.html> P PLEASE CONSIDER THE ENVIRONMENT BEFORE YOU PRINT THIS E-MAIL Important: This transmission is intended only for the use of the addressee. It is confidential and may contain privileged information or copyright material. If you are not the intended recipient, any use or further disclosure of this communication is strictly forbidden. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify me immediately by telephone and delete all copies of this transmission as well as any attachments.