Monday, October 3, 2016

University of Arkansas - Full-time Research Associate

The Department of Geosciences in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas is accepting applications for a Research Associate. The full-time Research Associate will operate, manage, and maintain a new plasma mass spectrometry and laser ablation facility. This position will be responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting an iCAP Q quadrupole ICP-MS, nuPlasma MC-ICP-MS and an associated 193 nm ArF laser ablation system.
Responsibilities will include maintenance and troubleshooting of the equipment and associated software, training of undergraduate and graduate students on the use of the systems, sample and standard preparation, analysis, sample correction and quality control, purchasing of lab consumables/equipment, and analytical methods development. It is expected that the researcher will work closely with members of the Geosciences faculty as well as other University users from physical, engineering, biological and materials sciences. Opportunities for professional growth include participation in publications and conferences as well as expansion of the applicant’s research goals.
Required qualifications include a master’s degree in geosciences, geology, geochemistry, earth science, or other natural sciences field and experience operating complex analytical mass spectrometry. Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. in geosciences, geology, geochemistry, earth sciences or other natural sciences field and At least two years of experience operating and maintaining ICP-MS, MC-ICP-MS, or laser ablation systems.
For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit
Applicants must submit a curriculum vita and a cover letter/letter of application highlighting relevant technical experience, managerial skills, and career goals.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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