The Department of Earth Sciences at IUPUI is hiring an Instrumentation and Academic Specialist to manage research instrumentation, provide departmental laboratory safety compliance, and support teaching. The primary purpose of this position is to provide assistance to the Department and faculty through oversight of the Earth Science research infrastructure, with particular focus on managing and maintaining the efficient operation of the Department's instruments (e.g. GCs, HR-ICP-MS, GC-MS, gas-source irMS, ICP-ES, CHN analyzer, and computer interfaces). The instrumentation support provided by the specialist will include handling all of the maintenance, training and scheduling for a new (and existing) XRD shared among multiple departments. The Academic Specialist will also help to provide general laboratory research support, such as user training and overseeing sample preparation and analyses as well as troubleshooting and maintenance of other instruments. Laboratory support also includes ensuring departmental and building safety by serving as laboratory safety coordinator. In addition, this position will provide teaching support including maintaining the rock and mineral collections for course instruction as well as helping students to coordinate laboratory and field activities. Finally the Academic specialist may be responsible for providing general departmental support by performing administrative and other miscellaneous tasks such as coordinating maintenance of vehicles, equipment and property. This is a full-time position, renewable on a 12-month basis. Analytical and instrumentation experience is required.
Applicants must have an M.S. degree or higher in earth science, environmental science, chemistry, biology or a related field. Electronics, mechanical, and gas line plumbing expertise is desirable.
Applicants should include a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of at least three people. Applicants should submit these materials, in a single PDF file, to the Academic/instrumentation specialist Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications for this position may also be addressed to this committee and mailed to the Department of Earth Sciences, IUPUI, 723 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46202-5132. Review of applications will begin October 27th and continue until position is filled.