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Associate Scientist/Scientist in Analytical Instrument Support
Gainesville, Florida, USA
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida
  • Research Scientist

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure-accruing position at the rank of Associate Scientist or Scientist. We invite applicants with experience in maintaining and developing analytical instruments in support of research in Earth and Planetary Sciences starting as soon as January 2022.

The Department of Geological Sciences hosts shared and individual investigator research labs with instruments ranging from: multi-collector-ICP-mass spectrometers, light stable isotope mass spectrometers, noble gas mass spectrometers, cryogenic magnetometers, UV and IR laser-ablation sampling systems, scanning electron microscope, GC and UHPLC mass spectrometers (single and triple-quad), gas and liquid chromographs, X-Ray diffractometer, deployable water sampling devices, high-performance computing Linux workstations and more ( The Associate Scientist/Scientist will work with lab managers and faculty to ensure instrumentation is in optimal working condition, which will include scheduled maintenance, troubleshooting hardware, software, and computer problems, electronic and mechanical repairs, installing and testing detectors and ion sources, designing detection systems, coordinating with manufactures for site or remote service visits, and related activities. The position may also involve independent research or instrument development depending on the applicant’s interests and qualifications. The facilities in the Department operate as open labs and are managed by highly qualified researchers. The candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills in addition to technical and analytical experience with various analytical instruments. Required qualifications include a B.S. degree with relevant experience or a graduate (M.S. or Ph.D.) in engineering, geochemistry, chemistry, geophysics, physics, or a related field. Information about the Department can be found at The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 15, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled.  For application details and the full text of the advertisement please see  Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jason Curtis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


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