Duties & Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will operate and maintain a multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (MC-ICP-MS) and a sector-field high-resolution ICP-MS (HR-ICP-MS) for trace metal concentration and isotopic ratio measurements.
He/she will operate and maintain a metal-free wet chemistry laboratory for trace metal separation and purification.
He/she will train students, postdocs and visiting scholars on lab analytical techniques.
He/she will be involved in multiple research projects to use carbonate deposits (e.g., speleothems and corals) to reconstruct tropical hydroclimate change since late Pleistocene.
He/she will be involved in geochemical data interpretation, research paper and proposal writing.
He/she may need to conduct fieldwork in remote countryside.
He/she may need to operate a stable isotope ratio mass spectrometer (SRI-MS) for oxygen and carbon isotope analysis.
A qualified candidate should have a PhD degree with a major in geochemistry or related fields in geology, with at least 5 years of post-doc experience.
he candidate should have strong experience working in a wet chemistry clean lab for trace metal separation, and can independently operate and maintain mass spectrometers, including MC-ICP-MS and HR-ICP-MS.
He/she is also expected to have field experience and is familiar with paleoclimatology.
He/she should be good communication skills and has published scientific papers in high-quality research journals.