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Subject: Position at Field Museum

Position at Field Museum

From: Ruth Norton <rnorton>
Date: Monday, March 15, 2004
Laboratory Scientist/Manager
Anthropology, The Field Museum
1 Full Time Term Position (35 hrs/wk; 9/7/2005)

The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago solicits applications
for the position of Laboratory Scientist/Manager to begin in
September of 2004. The Scientist will manage day-to-day operations
in The Field Museum's new Elemental Analysis Laboratory housed in
the Department of Anthropology. S(he) will also assist in
compositional analyses of a variety of materials for anthropological
and geological research, collections conservation, and natural
history research. The scientist's primary responsibility will be the
management of a new laser ablation-quadrupole ICP-MS laboratory that
will be employed in the sourcing of archaeological materials,
analysis of items from the Museum's world-class anthropological
collections, and collaboration with colleagues in Geology, Botany,
and Zoology on trace element analysis applications in their
respective fields. The Scientist will also assist with in-situ
chemical analysis employing a new SEM-EDS instrument. S(he) will
work closely with Anthropology curators and professional staff in
furthering research agendas in anthropological materials science.

The successful candidate will have one or more years experience in
quantitative chemical/geochemical analysis using plasma spectrometry
(ICP-MS, ICP-OES, DCP). Experience in the use of quadrupole ICP-MS
and/or laser ablation systems is strongly preferred. Familiarity
with SEM-EDS instrumentation is a plus. Candidates must possess at
least a master's degree in science and a strong background in
quantitative analytical chemistry.

Please send CV, list of referees, and letter of interest to:

    Anthropology Department
    Att: Lab Scientist/Manager
    1400 South Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago IL 60605

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