Earth Systems Analyst

Based at the National Museum Collection Centre, you will provide analytical support for the Earth Systems section of the Department of Natural Sciences at National Museums Scotland. You will work predominately with their mineral, rock and meteorite collections but also provide interdepartmental support as required. You will facilitate and help develop projects which will allow better understanding of the collections.

Duties will include cutting specimens, the preparation of thin and polished-sections, and the analysis of specimens You will develop techniques for consumptive sampling and have responsibility for the application of sampling methods and geochemical analyses, both for routine and specialist examination of specimens. You will take responsibility for running specific geological laboratory facilities.

You will also work with colleagues across the department and the museum to help in delivering our priority strategic projects.

You will have a degree in a related subject, such as chemistry, geology or material science with particular emphasis on inorganic chemistry. You will also have experience in operating analytic equipment, such as XRD, XRF, FTIR and SEM. You will have knowledge of, or strong interest in, working with minerals, meteorites and rocks. Proven experience in paid or unpaid work in museums or a similar environment is desirable but not essential.

You will be organised and methodical, with good verbal and written communication skills and with ICT skills in Microsoft Office. You should also have experience of managing your own time and workload, working to deadlines and handling multiple priorities.

This is a permanent, part-time post (22.2 hours per week).

The salary range is 29,141 - 31,689 pro rata per annum.

Closing date for completed applications is Friday August 30th 2019 midnight.

Please note that CVs are not considered as part of applications and will not be forwarded to the shortlisting process.

Please apply via our website, where you can find the full Recruitment Pack and the Application:

You must have eligibility to work in the UK and be able to provide evidence of this.

posted: 18 July 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.