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Position: Lab Facility Manage in analytical biogeochemistry of trace elements
Institution: Eidgenössische Anstalt für Wasserversorgung, Abwasserreinigung und Gewässerschutz
Location: Switzerland
Duties: The lab facility manager will manage the cluster of trace element (TE) analytics within Eawag’s new Mass Spectrometry facility. Main tasks of the position will be i) being the central contact person for all users of the TE cluster, ii) providing technical and scientific advice on TE analysis, iii) training users in TE analyses, iv) managing instruments and infrastructure, v) developing and applying new analytical methods involving LCICP-MS technology and other hyphenated ICP-MS systems, vi) contributing to scientific papers and exchanging with other experts on analytical TE development, and, viii) leading and collaborating on scientific equipment proposals
Requirements: A PhD degree in analytical chemistry/environmental chemistry; Several years of research experience (e.g., as a postdoctoral researcher and/or lab manager) and a publication record proving analytical development and application in environmental chemistry, biogeochemistry and/or aquatic chemistry; Hands-on experience with hyphenated ICP-MS technology and the development of LC-ICP-MS methods and their application in environmental sciences; Experience in sample pre-treatment methods (extraction, pre-concentration) and analysis of complex sample matrices; Experience in advanced data treatment (e.g., peak fitting, multivariate statistics); Experience in student training and/or supervision
   
Text: Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is an internationally networked aquatic research institute within the ETH Domain (Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology). Eawag conducts research, education and expert consulting to achieve the dual goals of meeting direct human needs for water and maintaining the function and integrity of aquatic ecosystems. To strengthen Eawag’s position as a leading research institution in trace element biogeochemistry in natural and engineered aquatic systems, Eawag invites applications for a Lab Facility Manager (100 %) in analytical biogeochemistry of trace elements The lab facility manager will manage the cluster of trace element (TE) analytics within Eawag’s new Mass Spectrometry facility. Main tasks of the position will be i) being the central contact person for all users of the TE cluster, ii) providing technical and scientific advice on TE analysis, iii) training users in TE analyses, iv) managing instruments and infrastructure, v) developing and applying new analytical methods involving LCICP-MS technology and other hyphenated ICP-MS systems, vi) contributing to scientific papers and exchanging with other experts on analytical TE development, and, viii) leading and collaborating on scientific equipment proposals. To successfully fulfil these tasks, the candidate should have: A PhD degree in analytical chemistry/environmental chemistry Several years of research experience (e.g., as a postdoctoral researcher and/or lab manager) and a publication record proving analytical development and application in environmental chemistry, biogeochemistry and/or aquatic chemistry Hands-on experience with hyphenated ICP-MS technology and the development of LC-ICP-MS methods and their application in environmental sciences Experience in sample pre-treatment methods (extraction, pre-concentration) and analysis of complex sample matrices Experience in advanced data treatment (e.g., peak fitting, multivariate statistics) Experience in student training and/or supervision Excellent communication skills Experience with organic analytical techniques is an additional asset The candidate’s application must include: A motivation letter A description of the candidate’s experience in analytical biogeochemistry of trace elements A statement of future (5-10 years horizon) interests for development of analytical trace element methods A curriculum vitae including a list of publications, information on experience with supervision of students and/or other teaching/mentoring activities Names and contact information of at least three academic references Eawag and its planned Mass Spectrometry Facility offer world class infra-structure and a stimulating research environment . The trace element cluster facility manager is the prime contact person for all Eawag Departments that have research questions involving biogeochemical analyses of trace elements. The position is embedded in the Inorganic Environmental Geochemistry group of Prof. Lenny Winkel, which is based both at Eawag and ETH Zurich, and Eawag’s department of Water Resources and Drinking Water. Eawag offers a unique research environment and is committed to promote equal opportunities for women and men and to support the compatibility of family and work. For more information about Eawag and our working conditions, please consult www.eawag.ch and www.eawag.ch/en/aboutus/working/employment . Applications from women are especially welcome. Applications should be submitted by 31 October 2020. For further information, please contact Prof. Lenny Winkel . We look forward to receiving your application. Please send it through this webpage, any other way of applying will not be considered. A click on the button below will take you directly to the application form. Apply now Apply with xeebo Print Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
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