Laboratory Technician, Isotope And Sediment Core Labs, NY, USA

The Department of Geology at Union College, Schenectady, NY, USA, seek a laboratory technician to work in Union College’s Stable Isotope Laboratory and Sediment Core Laboratory.


This is a full-time position for two years, with the possibility of renewal. The technician will split their time between both laboratories, work with students and faculty, prepare samples and standards, and operate and maintain instrumentation.

The labs are well equipped with a Thermo Delta Advantage isotope ratio mass spectrometer, Gas Bench, Costech EA, TCEA, Micromill, 6-digit analytical balance, particle size analyzer, coulometers, and an ICP-MS.

The college will train the new technician to work with the instrumentation, but some experience is a plus. Someone with an ability to work independently, good lab skills, and an interest in climate change research would be perfect for this position.

Major research projects include the Lake Junin sediment core, several other smaller lake core projects, bivalve shell geochemistry, stalagmite geochemistry, and stable isotopes in tree-rings. Opportunities for independent research exist.

The technician will be under the supervision of David Gillikin, Donald Rodbell, and Anouk Verheyden.


The position is open from June, but start dates are flexible.


The position will remain open until filled.

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Further information

Questions can be sent to David P. Gillikin: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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