Research Laboratory Technician Lead - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Research Laboratory Technician Lead - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
The SCIPP (Stable and Clumped Isotopes for Paleoclimate and Paleoceanography) Lab (PI: Asst. Prof. Sierra Petersen) in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department of the University of Michigan is looking to hire a full-time Research Laboratory Technician Lead beginning October 2021 or later. The SCIPP Lab operates out of the UM Stable Isotope Lab, a fully-renovated 3-PI shared lab space.

Start date of Jan 1 is tentatively set, but this is flexible and negotiable.

We operate two mass spectrometers: 1) a Nu Perspective + NuCarb for automated clumped isotope analyses, and 2) a Thermo MAT 253 for oxygen isotopes in water samples. We have a diverse and active lab group of undergrad and grad students and also analyze samples for colleagues and collaborators around the world.
Day to day responsibilities include:

● Oversee daily operations for a lab that operates two (2) mass spectrometers, including sample preparation and analysis, data quality control, instrument troubleshooting and repair, and compliance with safety standards.
● Train and assist graduate and undergraduate students on the mass spectrometers and other lab equipment including demonstrating various laboratory techniques and best practices for the instruments.
● Responsible for preparing standard materials, keeping consumable supplies in stock, organizing shared usage of equipment, and maintaining a clean and organized lab environment.
Bachelor's or MS degree in a natural science discipline such as earth science, chemistry, or environmental sciences or engineering. Work in a geoscience lab setting specifically is a plus. The candidate should have experience working with stable isotopic analysis, diagnosing and repairing complex lab equipment, laboratory management, and/or standard lab safety protocols. The ideal candidate is organized, has a strong attention to detail, and the ability to both work well with others in a shared lab space environment and operate independently to keep the lab running.
To apply Contact Prof. Petersen by email at Please provide a CV and a cover letter describing relevant prior experience and/or particular reason for interest in the position (if appropriate). Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.
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