Research Associate/Lab Manager Opportunity

A full-time Research Associate/Lab Manager is needed to oversee the Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry Clean Laboratory at Northwestern University.

The laboratory comprises a PicoTrace clean room and a Triton MC-TIMS. The identified lab manager will operate, maintain, and repair the TIMS; work in the clean room to prepare samples, spikes, and reagents; participate in method development projects; train students and assist visitors; and maintain records of usage and expenses.

Applicants should have a MS or PhD in geochemistry, with a strong background in isotope dilution techniques and ability to troubleshoot and repair electronic and vacuum equipment. Additional familiarity with ICP-OES is preferred.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications must be submitted online through our Human Resources page in response to job opening 30794. Applicants will be requested to include a cover letter, CV and a list of at least three references. Questions should be directed to Prof. Andrew Jacobson (

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


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