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The mission of the Earth Research Institute (ERI) is to support research and education in the sciences of our solid, fluid, and living Earth.

Our areas of research comprise Natural Hazards, Human Impacts, Earth System Science, and Earth Evolution.

ERI strives to build upon the existing research strengths of our founding units while fostering new interdisiciplinary collaborations examining how Earth processes affect mankind and how mankind perturbs the Earth.

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Associate Specialist - Analytical Environmental Chemistry - Earth Research Institute

A research (Associate Specialist) position is available at the Earth Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The incumbent must have a strong background in analytical environmental chemistry, with a master's degree or equivalent in this area, and able to conduct analysis with ICP-MS, LC-MS/MS, GC-MS, particle sizers and common analysis of water, soil, sediment and biological samples, demonstrated experience in extraction methods and other sample preparation procedures. The incumbent needs to be familiar with statistical approaches for evaluating analytical data. They should have experience with managing a small team (3-5) of undergraduate and graduate students, planning their activities and reviewing their work to ensure the quality of the projects. Must demonstrate the ability to write scientific manuscripts and reports, with evidence of prior publications and will be expected to contribute to proposals for new projects.

A successful candidate's duties would include, under supervision and within a multi-institution team environment: develop new methods of analysis using the design of ICP-MS, LC-MS/MS, GC-MS, particle sizers and common analysis of water, soil, sediment and biological samples and evaluate analytical data. Supervise a small team (3-5) of undergraduate and graduate students, planning their activities and reviewing their work to ensure the quality of the projects. . Write and publish scientific manuscripts and reports. 

The position is full time and offers a competitive salary and benefits. The initial appointment is for one year. Continuation beyond one year will be based on performance and funding availability. The ideal start date for the position is February 1, 2020. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

Qualifications:

Basic qualifications: Must have master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or have five to ten years of experience demonstrating expertise in analytical environmental chemistry or environmental engineering at the time of application. 

Additional qualifications: Before the appointment start date, must have a minimum of 6 months experience in extraction methods and other sample preparation procedures and mass spectrometry methods. One course and at least 6 months experience with statistical approaches for evaluating analytical data. Demonstrated ability to write scientific manuscripts and reports, with a minimum of 2 prior publications. 

Preferred qualifications: Experience writing proposals for new projects. A PhD or equivalent in analytical environmental chemistry. Experience with ICP-MS, LC-MS/MS, GC-MS, particle sizers and common analysis of water, soil, sediment and biological samples. Experience with managing a small team (3-5) of undergraduate and graduate students, planning their activities and reviewing their work to ensure the quality of the projects.

Please log in to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01678 to submit your CV, a cover letter specifying the position of interest, 2 publications, and the contact information for three references. For primary consideration, please submit by November 24, 2019. For more information, please contact the department at eri-payroll@ucsb.edu

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

 

 

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