Dear all,

there is a new open position in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford. Cross-posted from the MSA list.


Senior Research Fellow in Microanalysis
Department of Earth Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford

Grade 10: ?51,702 - ?59,914 with a discretionary range to ?65,454 p.a.
Applications are invited for a Senior Research Fellow in Microanalysis in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford. The postholder will lead research in microanalysis and manage the Department?s microanalysis facility, taking responsibility for the future strategic direction of microanalysis within the department. The postholder will be a recognised authority in their field, and provide intellectual guidance more widely for the use of microanalysis within the department and beyond.

The postholder will be responsible for the management of the Microanalysis Small Research Facility (SRF), presently hosting a SEM and an electron microprobe (both field-emission-gun). They will have responsibility for finances of the facility and ensuring data is of the highest standard possible. They will also conduct and publish their own high-quality research, and train/teach others in the use of micro analytical instruments, and the use of resulting data. They may also undertake some undergraduate or graduate teaching. Candidates will have a PhD in the earth sciences, chemistry, physics, or a related discipline, and have significant post-qualification research experience, be a recognised international authority in microanalysis in earth sciences with a high level of expertise in SEM and electron-probe instrumentation, experience in supervising students and managing staff, proven skills in the laboratory and an ability to lead an independent research programme. Knowledge and/or experience in management of a laboratory facility is desirable, but not essential.

For further details of the responsibilities/duties, please see the job description.

This is an open-ended position.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 1 July 2015.

Dr. Anette von der Handt

Department of Earth Sciences
University of Minnesota
310 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Office phone: (612) 624-7370
Office fax: (612) 625-3819
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