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 advantage.

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
Ph: 979-845-3772
Fax: 979-845-6430