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The Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Division in Los Alamos National Laboratory has an immediate opening for a post-master's isotope/analytical chemist. The selected candidate will work with PIs on various research projects including managing a stable isotope laboratory. The successful applicant should have a demonstrated hands-on experience working in a stable isotope laboratory media. The selected candidate will reside in Earth System Observations Group (EES-14). EES-14 has diversified instruments including two stable isotope laboratories equipped with three isotope ratio mass spectrometers (MAT253, Delta V, Isoprime) and a number of peripherals (GC IsoLink, TC/EA, EA, GC-MS, laser fluorination line, etc.). Additional instruments are available for new career development, including Perkin Elmer ICP-MS NexION 300S, ELAN 6100, OES Optima 2100DV, Dionex HPLC Ultimate 3000, ICS-2100, and OI Analytical Aurora 1030 TOC Analyzer, XRF and XRD. This is a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal based on performance and available funding. Interested individuals are invited to submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter which includes career goals, and contact information for 3 references to the LANL job site at http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/jobs/all-jobs.php, and search for Job#: IRC68881.

Minimum Job Requirements: M.Sc. degree received within the last three years in the area of geochemistry, analytical chemistry, or similar chemistry discipline.  Excellent writing and communication skills, as well as hands-on experience in operating isotope ratio mass spectrometers. Demonstrated experience or education in analytical chemistry or geochemistry. 

Desired skills:
•Hands-on experience in stable isotope lab.
•Strong communication and language skills.
•Work effectively in a team.



Zhenghua Li, PhD
EES-14, Earth and Environmental Sciences Division
Los Alamos National Laboratory
P.O.Box 1663, MS J966
Los Alamos, NM 87545
(505)667-1110 (ph)
(505)665-3285 (fax)
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