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 <> 

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 
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