Earth and Atmospheric Sciences - Lab Manager (Electron Probe Microanalyzer)

University of Alberta

Location: Alberta
Date posted: 2012-10-19

University of Alberta
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA) Lab Manager

Competition No. - A107918830
Closing Date - Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences requires a scientist to manage its EPMA Laboratory, which has two full-loaded JEOL 8900 and Cameca SX100 instruments.

The appointment is an academic position at the Faculty Service Officer level reporting to the Chair of the Department. The EPMA Lab Manager manages and oversees the operation of the EPMA Laboratory and provides expertise to researchers and students in geochemistry, petrology and material sciences. The position also involves the development and implementation of new technologies and techniques for the EPMA.

A PhD in geochemistry/petrology combined with experience in management and operation of an EPMA laboratory is required. The ideal candidate will have advanced knowledge of geochemical analytical techniques. In addition, the candidate must have strong written and verbal communication skills in English.

This position is in accordance with the Faculty Services Officer agreement and offers a comprehensive benefits package and annual salary range of $72,976 - $101,452 CDN.

The preferred start date is February 1, 2013 or earlier. Consideration of applications will begin on November 19, 2012, however, the competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is chosen.

Please send a letter of application, a detailed curriculum vitae and arrange for two confidential letters of reference to be sent to: Dr. Martin Sharp, Chair, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E3.

Interested applicants may apply online at

Martin Sharp, Chair
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
1-26 Earth Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3

E-mail :

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.


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