Technician I - Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (1-year term position)

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Ithaca, NEW YORK

Cornell University's College of Engineering, the preeminent engineering school in the Ivy League, has a rich history of experimentation, innovation, and leadership. Consisting of almost 3,000 undergraduate students, 1,700 graduate students, and over 200 faculty members, Cornell Engineering is recognized as a global leader in the discovery of new knowledge and the creation of transforming inventions. Cornell Engineering students and faculty members possess an independent spirit that allows for the development of innovative interdisciplinary research, the creation of exciting new programs, and the education of students who will better the future.

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University is a global leader in research directed toward understanding the fundamental processes that have shaped our planet, and is committed to providing Cornell students with the earth literacy needed to serve as informed citizens and wise stewards of the Earth. The mission of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is to advance knowledge of Earth's natural systems and history, and to develop future leaders.

The Gazel Laboratory Technician will provide routine technical lab support for Professor Esteban Gazel's lab. This is a full-time, benefits eligible, one-year term position with the possibility of extension.  Responsibilities will include: maintaining simple laboratory records and the lab database.  Assisting investigators of the Gazel group in the preparation of reagents for geochemical tests. Collecting data and perform standard calculations; input, retrieve, and record experimental data using straight forward computer techniques and software (for example by Raman spectroscopy, FIRT, ICPMS, etc). Assist with daily care for research specimens and/or samples.  Perform/learn to perform a variety of tests (e.g., mineral and samples preparation for geochemical and volatile studies done by researchers of the Gazel lab).  Clean and maintain standard laboratory equipment and overall laboratory hygiene including glassware sterilization.  Adhere to all disease control and laboratory safety protocols.  Assist with ordering supplies.

Required Qualifications:

-High school Diploma with up to 1 year experience or equivalent combination

-Experience with sample preparation for melt inclusion studies

-Experience with sample preparation for mineral and chemical analyses (for example, cleaning, crushing, sieving, powdering, polishing, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:

-A bachelors in Earth Sciences or Geological Sciences

-Experience with Raman spectroscopy and/or ICPMS

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, 39 hour per week position for a term of one year.

There is no VISA sponsorship available for this position.

There is no relocation assistance available for this position.

University Job Title:

Technician I



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Contact Name:

Sue Shipman

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