Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics;
School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Science

Project Officer: NERC FAMOS Project



26,052 to 31,076, Ref: 13802
Based in Milton Keynes
Post holder to be in post by 1 November 2017
Temporary contract until 30 April 2020

The School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, The Open University, has received funding on a major Highlight Topic grant awarded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The FAMOS grant (From Arc Magmas to Ores) seeks to understand processes involved in the formation of major mineral deposits and to develop tools to assist with their exploration (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/our-work/sustainability/from-arc-magmas-to-ores.html).

We are seeking a Project Officer to co-ordinate preparation of samples for solution ICP-MS, laser ablation (LA)-ICP-MS and EPMA analysis of melt inclusion, volcanic glass, whole rocks and minerals. You will be involved in supporting the lead researchers from each of the institutions participating on the FAMOS grant by coordinating and performing cutting edge geochemical analyses, assisting in the development analytical techniques and undertaking sample preparation.

You will have a degree or equivalent in a relevant scientific subject, and significant relevant laboratory-based experience (ideally with experience in the development of ICP-MS techniques and experience in the preparation of melt inclusions for in situ analysis). Good organisational and team working skills are essential, as well as experience in managing large datasets.

Closing date: Noon, 22 August 2017

For detailed information and how to apply go to http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/project-officer-nerc-famos-project-13802, call the Recruitment Co-ordinator on +44 (0)1908 653485 or email STEM-recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number.

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posted: 25 July 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.