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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

50% - Routine maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of the Thermo-Scientific ICAP quadrupole ICPMS and Element 2 high resolution ICPMS. Oversight of day-to-day operations and health and safety compliance with the adjacent clean lab.

25% - Management of sample preparation facilities ensuring quality control and archiving of data. Supporting research projects of students and faculty; training new users on the instruments; preparing and analyzing samples; oversight of radiation and environmental health and safety compliance; assistance in teaching laboratory-based courses; train and work with users from different fields.

15% - Involvement in developing state-of-the-art laboratory techniques and analysis of diverse geologic and environmental materials expected, with opportunities to pursue research and external funding. Involved in developing applications for these instruments and take active role in the communication of research results to the scientific community.

10% - Administrative responsibility for facilitating customer billing, procurement, and rate setting and renewals of recharges.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must hold a MS degree in geology, environmental geology, physics and/or materials sciences or related field and 1-3 years demonstrated experience in solution-based geochemistry using ICPMS. Meticulous attention to detail and superior organizational skills; ability and desire to work independently as well as part of a team along with the proven ability to self-start and show initiative. Must have excellent communication skills.

Desired Qualifications*

PhD degree in geology, environmental geology, physics and/or materials sciences or related field, 4-5 years demonstrated experience solution-based geochemistry using ICPMS or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.  

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Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.