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#87341 Geochemistry Technician

Extended Review Date: Fri 8/11/2017

Please note that this is a 50% career position with full benefits.

This position will be extended until a successful candidate has been identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 04/06/17 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


Under general supervision perform sediment digestions to separate barite for sulfur and oxygen isotope analysis. Determine the concentrations of various elements in pore waters using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES). Prepare sample for strontium isotope analysis by dissolving carbonates.

Complete data reduction and evaluate acceptability of acquired sample data. Responsible for lab management including ordering supplies, maintaining inventory and maintaining equipment. Keep up-to-date safety records, and ensure that lab safety practices are observed. Provide training and technical support to master’s student and visiting scholars.


  • Theoretical knowledge of Inorganic Chemistry.

  • Basic knowledge of statistics.

  • Proven use of computer software such as Excel, Word, Kaleidagraph, and Adobe Illustrator.

  • Experience using the Environment Health and Safety website.

  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks meticulously.

  • Ability to accurately document research procedures

  • Must have strong organizational skills.

  • Strong communication skills both verbally & written needed to interact professionally and effectively.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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Hiring Salary Range
$22.56 - $28.63 /hour
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Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri