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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.


40% - Routine operation of isotope ratio mass spectrometers and the associated peripherals to generate carbon, oxygen, and clumped isotope measurements of waters, rocks, minerals and biological materials. This includes assistance in sample preparation for PI directed projects and working directly with PIs to monitor data quality.

30%  - Oversee day-to-day operation of the laboratory which involves keeping the laboratory physically well-stocked and working with PIs to keep documents and data associated with the laboratory up to date.

20% - Assist in training students and visitors in laboratory techniques, instruments, procedures and methods.

10% - Serve as as the safety point person for the lab to work with the PIs to ensure that the safety standards are met.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelors in Earth Science (Geoscience) with 1 to 3 years experience in an active research laboratory environment. Ideal candidate with have direct experience making high-precision measurements of multiply-substituted isotopologues of carbon dioxide and carbonates and familiarity with the Nu Perspective mass spectrometers. Strong organizational, problem solving and computing skills are necessary. The successful applicant will be someone who is eager to learn new skill-sets, can work independently and efficiently, and is very organized. Demonstrated ability to be a team-player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.

Work Schedule

The appointment period for this position is 12 months from date of hire.  Projected appointment period is 8/1/2018 - 7/31/2019.

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.