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Senior EA-IRMS Isotope Technician

Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences Effective Date: March 2011
Grade: USG 7 Reports to: EIL Lab Manager

General Accountability

Under the supervision of the EIL Lab Manager, the technician is responsible responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Deltaplus Continuous Flow Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (Thermo Finnigan / Bremen-Germany) coupled to a Carlo Erba Elemental Analyzer (CHNS-O EA1108 - Italy) (EA-IRMS), the Isochrom CFSIR-MS (GV Instruments / Micromass-UK) coupled to a Costech Instruments EA Model 4010 (Costech/Italy), and the IsoChrom gas chromatograph-combustion/MultiPrep/EA–IRMS (GV Instruments / Micromass-UK) (GC/MP/EA-IRMS). Responsibilities include supervision of an assistant and assisting the EA/HT-IRMS + MF/TG-IRMS technician with hydrogen and oxygen analysis. Duties will include repair and maintenance of mass spectrometer systems and related peripherals, training of staff and students and other duties as assigned. Duties will also include lab computer systems support for both, software (OS and analytical) and hardware component installation and maintenance.

Nature and Scope

The Environmental Isotope Laboratory (EIL) operates on a fee for service basis analyzing samples for the content of various isotopes for both University and external researchers. The EIL charges for these analyses to cover chemicals, equipment and salary costs related to the analyses performed. The incumbent will be an integral part of the team to provide sample analyses results in a timely manner to clients from around the world. Duties assigned will include the set up and operation of laboratory analytical equipment, conduct data analysis and interaction with students, co-workers and clients.

Statistical Data

Analyses                                  20,000 ($200,000)

Clients                                     150+

Specific Accountabilities

Working Conditions