Summary Description: This position is located in Rockland County, NY at the Lamont Campus of Columbia University.Responsible for managing and operating Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry and -Optical Emissions Spectroscopy (iCAP Q ICP-MS and iCAP6500 ICP-OES), trace metal cleaning laboratory, sediment washing facility, as well as the microscopy lab. This includes operating, maintaining, training and conducting method development for specific applications on both ICP instruments. Participates and collaborates with the lead principle investigator on research aims from sample preparation, method development, QA/QC, and research project development and execution. Trains students, post-docs, and visiting scientists on methods and instrument use. Responsibilities may also include: sample prep and loading for stable isotopic analysis, as well as occasional deep-sea core sampling, and foraminifera picking. Responsible for preparing and tracking lab use, billing, and budgeting. ICP MS and ICP OES, and trace metal cleaning lab management and oversight. Instrument maintenance, method development, running samples, training new users. Data reduction and dissemination, and quality control, lab inspections and regulatory compliance. Core sampling, washing, and picking of microfossils for analysis. Training of others as needed. Oversight and maintenance of sediment washing device. Preparing samples for stable isotopic analyses. Data entry and quality control. Assistance with visitors and meetings, conferences, as needed (logistics). Analysis billing, cost center budgeting, and related administrative duties. Will receive general supervision. In addition, will work closely with the Prinicpal Investigator on long-term planning and development efforts. Exercises independent judgment and initiative within set guidelines. Will potentially supervise a lab assistant and summer casual employeess and graduate students.Responsibility for assisting the PI in developing, monitoring and tracking proposal budgets. Responsible for Lab budgeting and billing.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Science, or Oceanography and 4 years of related experience required, or Master's Degree in same fields with 2 years experience. Demonstrated competence in ICP MS and ICP OES instrumentation and sample preparation / analysis, as well as light stable isotope mass spectrometery. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skill; ability to use independent judgment required. Database experience, Matlab familiarity as well as Excel/Word knowledge and skills required.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 334_66716
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