University of California, Riverside

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Career Opportunities


Career Opportunities 

Academic Coordinator:

The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a career-level Academic Coordinator position in the Stable Isotope Laboratory. The candidate will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the facility. We have three ThermoFisher Delta V Plus mass spectrometers with multiple types of peripheral devices (e.g., Costech Elemental analyzer, GasBench II, TC-EA, GC-Isolink, and Kiel device), which are operated by faculty, postdocs, students, and lab assistants. The Academic Coordinator will be responsible for scheduling instrument time, training faculty, visitors, postdocs, and graduate and undergraduate students on sample preparation and analysis. She/he will develop quality control standards and implement protocols for pre- and post-analysis of samples and data.

The successful candidate will be responsible for troubleshooting peripheral devices and mass spectrometers, as well as fixing simple problems or coordinating necessary service calls. Experience with gas chromatography, quadrupole mass spectroscopy, and organic analysis, as well as some experience with carbonates (e.g., Kiel device and GasBench II) is desirable. A willingness to learn and develop new methods and techniques, as well as maintain well-developed ones, is considered a plus for this position.

The candidate will be expected to interact closely with faculty and will have the opportunity for engaging in research projects.Required: M.S. Degree in field related to stable isotope analyses. Strongly Preferred: Ph.D., or equivalent laboratory experience in stable isotope geochemistry.The position is anticipated to be 2 years in length at first, with potential for reappointment. Applicants are required to provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of contributions to diversity, and contact information for three to five references. All materials should be submitted through AP Recruit online at: Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2017. Position is open until filled.

EDGE Institute Sustainability Undergraduate Intern:

The Environmental Dynamics and Geo-Ecology (EDGE) Institute is searching for a motivated undergraduate student who will participate in projects led by the newly formed Institute. The student will be expected to work independently on her/his own sustainability project, assist with others ongoing, in addition to occasional research in EDGE Faculty laboratories. The intern will begin implementing a plan for increasing the efficiency of recycling in UC Riverside’s science buildings during the Fall Quarter.

Start date: start of Fall quarter or Sept. 15, 2017

10 hours/week ending at the end of Spring Quarter 2018

Application deadline: July 31, 2017

Please submit the following to Ms. Jeanette Westbrook (

Cover letter which should include your major, your year, your GPA as of spring 2017, and the reason why you are interested in this position; CV; and the names of two references and their contact information. 


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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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