University College Dublin
School of Earth Sciences

Senior Technical Officer (Isotope Geochemistry)

Applications are invited for the Permanent position of Senior Technical Officer (Isotope Geochemistry), UCD School of Earth Sciences.

The National Centre for Isotope Geochemistry (NCIG) in University College Dublin (School of Earth Sciences) is a world-class analytical facility comprising a multiple collector thermal ionisation mass spectrometer (Thermo Scientific Triton), a high-resolution multiple collector inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometer (Thermo Scientific Neptune) and two Thermo Scientific iCAP ICP-MS instruments. The Centre also houses clean geochemical laboratories, a laser ablation setup, a computer-controlled microdrill and other sample preparation facilities. The appointee will be responsible for instrument maintenance and troubleshooting, data quality/blank control and day-to-day management of the laboratories. In addition to a high degree of relevant technical expertise, the role requires exceptional interpersonal skills to train new users (including undergraduate and postgraduate students) and to proactively support researchers to develop new analytical techniques. The appointee will also ensure a safe working environment in cooperation with UCD SIRC (Safety, Insurance, Operational Risk & Compliance Office).

Salary Scale: 44,524 - 59,532 per annum

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

Closing date: 17.00hrs (GMT) on Friday 6th October 2017.

Further information about the position can be found in a detailed Job Description document on the UCD web page under 'Job Vacancies for External Applicants'.

All applications must be made through the UCD Online Job Application System

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Irish Local Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

posted: 28 September 2017 Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.