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Geochemistry Lab Manager

Apply now Job no: 495595
Department: Geology & Environmental Earth Science
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Research, Scientific
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Geochemistry Lab Manager

Job Summary:

Manage trace metal geochemistry, ICP-OES/MS and powder XRD labs.


Training and supervision of lab users, laboratory maintenance, data quality assurance, assistance in teaching laboratory-based courses, oversight of radiation and environmental health and safety compliance, and laboratory financial management. Laboratory technique development and adaptation for analysis of diverse geologic and environmental materials expected, with opportunities to pursue research and external funding.

Minimum Qualifications:

M.S. or Ph.D. in geology or related field, at least four years of experience in major and trace element analysis of geologic materials by plasma techniques at the time of the appointment; proven experience in successful training and supervision of geochemistry lab users.  Position not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

Ph.D. in geology or related field; experience in LA-ICP-MS, powder XRD and HPLC analysis; expertise in laboratory technique development, and electrical and mechanical abilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter, resume and unofficial copy of transcripts. Letters of reference will be requested upon receipt of application. Direct inquiries to Cathy Edwards at

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Review of applications begins on September 2, 2019 and continues until position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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