Dear ISOGEOCHEM community,

We seek a dynamic and experienced individual to direct operations at
the SIBS Laboratory. The SIBS Lab is a state-of-the art stable isotope
facility at Texas A&M University in the Department of Ecosystem Science
and Management ( The lab is equipped with two
gas-source isotope ratio mass spectrometers (Thermo Delta Plus and Delta
V) and a Picarro 13C laser spectrometer. Peripherals to the IRMS
instruments include two Elemental Analyzers (EA) and a High Temperature
Conversion/Elemental Analyzer (TC/EA) for δ13C, δ15N, δ2H, and δ18O
analysis of solids and liquids. Dual-inlet capacity also exists for
analysis of pure gases. Future acquisitions will include a Gasbench for
atmospheric gases and a laser spectrometer for waters. The lab supports
modern terrestrial ecosystem ecology and hydrology research, with
collaborations that involve other systems, as well as fee-supported
analyses. The Research Scientist is charged with directing laboratory
operations and reports to a faculty director. A portion of the position
(approximately 10%) is reserved for self-directed initiatives in an area
of the Scientist’s interest.

The successful candidate will have an advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.)
in a related field and at least five years of experience in the
operation and maintenance of continuous-flow isotope ratio mass
spectrometry instrumentation and will have a strong background in all
aspects of IRMS quality assurance/quality control and sample and data
control methods. Familiarity with laser spectroscopy methods is also
desired. The candidate will have a demonstrated ability to oversee and
train laboratory staff and effectively engage laboratory collaborators.
A record of refinement or development of methodologies or peer-reviewed
publications on stable isotope techniques will be a significant

This is a full-time, permanent position with comprehensive benefits and
significant growth and promotion potential. Salary and rank
(Assistant/Associate/Full) are commensurate with background and
experience. The position start date is October 1, 2011.

Texas A&M University is a vibrant academic community and College
Station is a friendly, affordable city with easy access to Austin,
Houston, and the world from the College Station airport.

To apply, navigate to the A&M job application website
( ( )) and
search for posting NOV number: 05443. Questions or informal inquiries
may be directed to Jason West ([log in to unmask]).

Jason B. West
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Ecosystem Science & Management
Texas A&M University
Fax: 979-845-6430