Project Officer: NERC FAMOS Project

Open University - Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics STEM

Based in Milton Keynes

Post holder to be in post by 1 November 2017

Temporary contract until 30 April 2020

The School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, The Open University, has received funding on a major Highlight Topic grant awarded by the Natural Environment Research Council NERC . The FAMOS grant From Arc Magmas to Ores seeks to understand processes involved in the formation of major mineral deposits and to develop tools to assist with their exploration http://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/our-work/sustainability/from-arc-magmas-to-ores.html .

We are seeking a Project Officer to co-ordinate preparation of samples for solution ICP-MS, laser ablation LA -ICP-MS and EPMA analysis of melt inclusion, volcanic glass, whole rocks and minerals. You will be involved in supporting the lead researchers from each of the institutions participating on the FAMOS grant by coordinating and performing cutting edge geochemical analyses, assisting in the development analytical techniques and undertaking sample preparation.

You will have a degree or equivalent in a relevant scientific subject, and significant relevant laboratory-based experience ideally with experience in the development of ICP-MS techniques and experience in the preparation of melt inclusions for in situ analysis . Good organisational and team working skills are essential, as well as experience in managing large datasets.

Closing date: Noon, 22 August 2017

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