Job Posting: Faculty Position & SIMS Manager


1) Secondary ion probe (SIMS) manager – Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech

2) Tenure-track position in Paleontology – Department of Geology at San José State University

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1) Secondary ion probe (SIMS) manager – Dept of Geosciences, Virginia Tech

The department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech (VT) is looking for a Senior Project Associate to manage VT’s secondary ion probe Cameca IMS 7f GEO SIMS. The responsibilities of the manager includes: instrument maintenance, analytical protocol development and software update, data collection, training and support of ion-probe users. The candidate must have a strong understanding of micro-analytical analyses. Experience with SIMS instrumentation is required. The position also requires good interpersonal skills to interact with diverse users, including graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, postdocs and visiting researchers. The candidate will also help billing, bookkeeping and scheduling of user, as well as providing assistance for users during analytical work. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and list of three references to jobs.vt.edu. Please apply at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/69060 posting # SR0160046. Review of applications will begin on Nov, 28 2016. For any questions contact the chair of the search committee Prof. Esteban Gazel at egazel@vt.edu

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2) Tenure-track position in Paleontology – Department of Geology at San José State University

The Department of Geology at San José State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Paleontology. A Ph.D. degree in the Earth Sciences is required. Postdoctoral experience is desirable, and a proven record of excellence in teaching or evidence of promise for excellence in teaching is expected. Research interests may include the interdisciplinary fields of paleobiology, paleoceanography, global change/paleoclimatology and carbonate sedimentology and should complement current departmental strengths in tectonics, petrology/geochemistry, geomorphology, sedimentology/stratigraphy, structural geology, and field geology. The successful candidate must have the interest and ability to teach Paleontology and an undergraduate Earth Systems course and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in his or her area of expertise. Teaching non-majors is also expected. Research involving masters and undergraduate students is required, and external funding must be sought. Apply by Nov. 1, 2016 for full consideration. For more information please view the official job announcement at the SJSU website: http://www.sjsu.edu/facultyaffairs/unit3/tenuretrack/Employment/index.html. SJSU is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the core values of inclusion, civility, and respect for each individual. A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.

Note: although the position is listed as Paleontology, we are seeking applicants who may have appreciable cross-disciplinary expertise, and we are hoping to cast a wide net. Many thanks for your consideration.

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