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Job Opening: Research Associate, Lab Manager

October 31, 2022

Northwestern University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Research Associate Opportunity

A full-time research technician is needed to manage the Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry Clean Laboratory in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Northwestern University.

Applicants should have a strong background in TIMS, isotope dilution, and general clean room chemistry. Ability to troubleshoot and repair electronic and vacuum equipment is required. The technician will operate and maintain the TIMS and supporting equipment, prepare reagents and spikes, analyze samples, train students, assist visitors, interface with faculty and other personnel, and maintain records of usage and expenses.

Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD or MS in geochemistry. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications may be submitted here:

Applicants should visit the Radiogenic Isotope Lab page for more information about the research facility. 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, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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