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Mission Statement

The UC Davis/Interdisciplinary Center for Plasma Mass Spectrometry (UCD/ICPMS) is dedicated to precise and accurate determinations of inorganic trace element and isotope abundances in geological, biological, agricultural, nuclear, environmental and engineering materials aimed at understanding the composition, rates and pathways of chemical transport and evolution in natural and laboratory systems.

UC Davis/Interdisciplinary Center for Plasma Mass Spectrometry (UCD/ICPMS) is a facility for trace element and isotope analyses with inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). UCD/ICPMS is comprised of two laboratories.

• Quadrupole ICP-MS/Laser Ablation instrumentation is located in the Plant and Environmental Science Building (PES, room 3223)
• Multiple Collection (MC) ICP-MS/Laser Ablation instrumentation is located in the Earth and Physical Sciences Building (room 3236)

New Position

ICP Mass Spectrometrist

UC Davis, Interdisciplinary Center for Plasma Mass Spectrometry

The UC Davis Interdisciplinary Center for Plasma Mass Spectrometry has an immediate opening for a full-time technical position in support of laser ablation quadrupole inductively coupled plasma instrumentation. Responsibilities include sample preparation and analysis, technique development, project management, routine maintenance, user training, and data processing. The Incumbent will also assist in the operation and maintenance of the MC-ICP-MS and solution qICPMS, and may perform sample digestions and purification in a clean laboratory environment. The Center supports research across a broad range of disciplines, including earth and environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, physics, agriculture, engineering, and medicine.

Applicants should have a M.A. or Ph.D. degree in geosciences, chemistry or a related field, and a strong background in inorganic analytical chemistry. Several years of experience with ICP mass spectrometry are required. Prior experience with laser ablation analysis is highly desirable. The Incumbent must be able to interact effectively with a broad range of users, including faculty, post-docs and students, and external clients. For more information about UC Davis and the Interdisciplinary Center for Plasma Mass Spectrometry, visit http://icpms.ucdavis.edu.

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. Applicants can apply at UC Davis Career Opportunities. Deadline is May 29, 2014. We are looking to fill the position by July 1, 2014.

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal-opportunity employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for special disabled veterans, Vietnam era veterans, and any other veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized.

Spring 2014 Workshops

Registration Closed

ICP-MS has become an indispensible analytical tool for research in science, engineering and medicine. The Interdisciplinary Center for Plasma Mass Spectrometry is pleased to offer three one-day workshops to introduce students, staff, research scientists and faculty to techniques and applications in inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Application deadline: Friday, May 2, 2014.

Interdisciplinary Center for Plasma Mass Spectrometry

University of California
Davis, CA 95616 USA