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Junior Specialist - Earth & Planetary Science

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 29th, 2019
Last review date: February 12th, 2019
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: March 4th, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

JUNIOR SPECIALIST – EARTH & PLANETARY SCIENCE
Our Earth & Planetary Science Laboratory invites applications for a Junior Specialist position. Our laboratory focuses on measuring the isotopic composition of gases, included those with multiple rare isotopes. We dominantly focus on the measurement of CO2 and methane from a variety of settings to understand the formational conditions (including temperature) of the samples. This work is used to reconstruct past temperatures (e.g. paleoclimate), modern biogeochemical cycles, and fundamental processes associated with how key compounds on Earth. This position will be at UC Berkeley and reports to Prof. Daniel Stolper. This is a four month full-time position with an anticipated start date of February 18, 2019 through June 15, 2019.

Responsibilities: In collaboration with the Principal Investigator and lab members, the Jr. Specialist will carry out geochemical and isotope geochemical research. When appropriate, the Jr Specialist will be included as an author on academic papers, contributing to the writing when required. She or he will be directly engaged with the research group, under the direction of Professor Stolper, on the design of the work, how the research will be done, and analysis of the resulting data. The person will work independently on assigned tasks. Laboratory duties will include, but are not limited to, sample preparation, such as weighing and loading of samples, preparation of standards, preparation of solutions, work with vacuum glass lines, glass blowing work, work with high temperature furnaces, running of a state-of-the-art mass spectrometer and associated custom-made carbonate extraction line. Some lab management duties may be assigned.

Basic Qualifications Required (Required at the time of application): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent international degree.

Additional Required Qualifications (By the start date of the job): The successful candidate will have at least 4 months of laboratory employment experience involving sample preparation.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent international degree in Earth Science or Integrative Biology. Demonstrated attention to detail; organizational and problem-solving skills; the ability to communicate effectively. The successful candidate will have experience involving sample preparation, such as weighing and loading of samples, preparation of standards, preparation of solutions, work with vacuum glass lines, glass blowing work, work with high temperature furnaces, running of a state-of-the-art mass spectrometer and associated custom-made carbonate extraction line.

UC Berkeley offers excellent benefits packages as well as a number of policies and programs in to support employees as they balance work and family.

All interested applicants should apply at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02049. Specific questions regarding the recruitment can be directed to Emily Martinez at emartinez24@berkeley.edu.

A complete application will include your most recently updated resume or CV, cover letter, and contact information for two professional references. References will be checked for finalist only. This recruitment will remain open until filled.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.
JOB LOCATION
Berkeley, CA
REQUIREMENTS
Document requirements
• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
• Cover Letter

Reference requirements
• Contact information of 2 individuals

Job location

Berkeley, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Resume or CV - Your most recently updated resume or C.V.

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)

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