Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences,
The University of British Columbia

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Postdoctoral opportunity with MAGNET and Nu Instruments

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join our dynamic and rapidly growing network of leading scientists, industry partners and state-of-the-art analytical laboratories across Canada.  The Multidisciplinary Applied Geochemistry Network (MAGNET) is an NSERC-funded industrial stream Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program devoted to addressing global challenges in geochemistry. Nu Instruments Ltd. (UK) is a high technology manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of high precision mass spectrometers.

MAGNET-Nu Instruments fellow sought for the following research project: Optimizing Fe isotope analyses by ICP-MS

The successful candidate of this one-year postdoctoral project will be based at PCIGR’s nUBC facility and utilise the clean labs and the Nu Plasma 1700 and Nu Plasma II for initial testing of the measurements of the Fe standards/samples, and visit the Nu factory to analyse these on the prototype Sapphire instrument.  This project will serve as validation and promotion for the new Sapphire collision/reaction cell MC-ICP-MS and may have profound implications for the way in which we measure stable Fe isotopes in igneous and economic geochemistry.

The deadline to apply is March 22nd, 2017.  Please consult the MAGNET website for project descriptions and application instructions.