Senior Technician in Laser Ablation
ICPMS Analysis

Salary: £22,017 - £26,243 per annum (Grade 4)
Vacancy Ref: 7875BR

The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Cardiff University is a dynamic and successful multi-disciplinary centre devoted to research in the disciplines of Earth and Ocean Sciences.

Applications are invited for a Senior Technician position, forming part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Grant-' Reef refugia out of the shadows: dynamics of marginal coral reef ecosystems over the past 30 million years in the Coral Triangle'. Working with Sindia Sosdian at Cardiff University, the role of the Senior Technician is to support the research team in producing paleoenvironmental reconstructions of Coral Triangle turbid reef environments based on geochemical analyses of giant Tridacna clams using Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry Analysis (LA-ICP-MS).

You should have prior experience with LA-ICP-MS and be willing to be trained in the application of sclerochronological laboratory techniques and stable isotope sample preparation.

This position is full time (35 hours per week). The post is available from 1st February 2019 and is a fixed-term appointment for 2 years.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Sindia Sosdian, email

For further details about working in Cardiff University please contact John Evans, email:

Please apply online via our website.

Important Notes:

Applications can only be accepted via the online system.

It is the University's policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement. Please ensure that the evidence you are providing corresponds with the numbered criteria outlined below. Your application will be considered based on the information you provide under each element.

When attaching the supporting statement to your application profile, please ensure that you name it with the vacancy reference number.

Closing date: Friday, 5 November 2018.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share.

posted: 22 October 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.