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Earth & Atmospheric Sciences provide the foundation for understanding the Earth system and how human activity impacts our planet, and bears the responsibility for training the next generation of local, state, national, and international leaders to assume well-informed stewardship of the Earth. Our research studies how the Earth functions as an interactive system from its atmosphere to its core. It also explores how we, individually and collectively as a society, interact with the world around us.
Our department is home to 24 faculty in disciplines that include biogeochemistry, hydrology, atmospheric sciences, Earth materials, geophysics and tectonics, sedimentary geology, and paleontology, as well as about 8 postdoctoral researchers and 40 graduate students. We have several geochemical labs, including the Stable Isotope Research Facility (SIRF) that houses Thermo Finnigan Delta Plus XP, Thermo Electron MAT253, Finnigan MAT 252, and a Multi-Collector Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS).

Job Summary

General Responsibilities
  • Oversees the day-to-day operation of laboratory activities, supervises and trains instrument users, and monitors progress of projects
Department Specific Responsibilities
  • Provides or arranges for maintenance, repair, and installation of analytical systems
  • Supervises and assists users and junior-level staff with sample preparation and analysis
  • Develops protocols for sample prep, analyses, and quality control of measurements, monitors results from analyzing international reference materials
  • Supervises, mentors, and trains for junior-level staff
  • Performs or assists with complex data analysis on ad hoc basis.


  • Bachelor's degree in a science related field.
  • Master's degree in a sciences related field.
  • 3 years of laboratory research experience
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
  • Highly thorough and dependable
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
• Working knowledge of stable isotope geochemistry
• Experience operating and maintaining stable isotope mass spectrometers
• Experience supervising junior-level lab staff
• Experience working with scientific researchers

Working Conditions / Demands

The role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively. The role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation. The role regularly requires the safe handling of potentially hazardous chemicals while observing OSHA-mandated chemical hygiene regulations.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Advertised Salary

$42,000.00 to $46,000.00 annually.

Job Classification

Career Level: Career
FLSA: Exempt
Job Function: Research
Job Family: Laboratory Research
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Job Information

  • Job ID: 63272352
  • Location:
    Bloomington, Indiana, United States
  • Position Title: Stable Isotope Research Facility (SIRF) Technical Manager (Laboratory Research Specialist)
  • Company Name For Job: Indiana University
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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