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Responsibilities of this position are: Operate, maintain, and complete routine repairs of specialized equipment and facilities. Provide advice and instruction on the routine use of specialized equipment and laboratory techniques (including but not limited to: FITR, LA-ICPMS, high resolution ICPMS). Utilize experience or training in interpretations of experimental results. Participate in developing laboratory protocols for clean chemistry and trace element analysis. Schedule use of equipment, materials, and laboratory facilities. Maintain database of standards and analytical figures of merit. Maintain standard laboratory equipment and inventory records. Complete equipment and lab supply purchases as requested to support multiple research projects. Assist with preliminary grant proposals as requested.Support recharge operation, providing billing reports and consulting with PIs and Department Account Representative. Serve as the EAS department safety representative (DSR) Implement appropriate laboratory safety and waste disposal protocols for compliance. Work with the College of Engineering Environmental Health Safety Specialist to ensure EAS adheres to all appropriate laboratory safety protocols.
Bachelor's degree or Equivalent; 2 to 4 years relevant experience
Experience with LA-ICPMS and sample preparation for in-situ mineral and glass analyses
Experience with wet chemistry (including sample digestion, column chemistry, etc)
Master's Degree and more than 4 years of experience in a research laboratory setting
Experience in geochemistry labs
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