Los Alamos National Laboratory Analytical/Isotope Chemist Post-Master's Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Division in Los Alamos National Laboratory has an immediate opening for a post-masters isotope/analytical chemist. The selected candidate will work with PIs on various research projects including managing a stable isotope laboratory. The successful applicant should have a demonstrated hands-on experience working in a stable isotope laboratory media. This is a one-year term position, with the possibility of renewal based on performance and available funding.

The selected candidate will reside in Earth System Observations Group (EES-14). EES-14 has diversified instruments including:

  • Two stable isotope laboratories equipped with three isotope ratio mass spectrometers (MAT253, Delta V, Isoprime)

  • A number of peripherals (GC IsoLink, TC/EA, EA, GC-MS, laser fluorination line, etc.).

  • Additional instruments are available for new career development, including Perkin Elmer ICP-MS NexION 300S, ELAN 6100, OES Optima 2100DV, Dionex HPLC Ultimate 3000, ICS-2100

  • OI Analytical Aurora 1030 TOC Analyzer, XRF and XRD.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Proven hands-on experience in operating isotope ratio mass spectrometers.

  • Demonstrated experience or education in analytical chemistry or geochemistry.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in stable isotope lab.

  • Strong communication and language skills.

  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team.

Education: M.Sc. degree received within the last three years in the area of geochemistry, analytical chemistry, or similar chemistry discipline and have not yet been accepted into another master's program or Ph.D. program.

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Additional Details:

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

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Where You Will Work_

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

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Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Duran, Andria M

Organization Name: EES-14/Earth System Observations

Email: amduran@lanl.gov

Job Title: Analytical/Isotope Chemist Post-Master's Student

Appointment Type: GRA

Req ID: IRC68881