[ RadSafe ] Job Posting: Senior position in application of radiochemistry

Marcel Schouwenburg M.Schouwenburg at TNW.TUDelft.NL
Thu Oct 6 02:05:44 CDT 2005

Dear RadSafers,

If you are interested in this job do not respond to me (Marcel 
Schouwenburg) or the RadSafe list but send your application to the 
address mentioned in this job posting.


Isotope Climate Specialist

Research Leader and/or Research Team

Attractive Salary Package


The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, ANSTO, is a 
leading Australian multi-disciplinary research and development 
organisation focussed upon delivering the benefits of nuclear science 
and technology to community and industry.


The Institute for Nuclear Geophysiology of ANSTO is seeking a dedicated 
scientist with strong interests in applications of radio- and stable 
isotopes in a range of current and emerging climate and environmental 


The Institute has projects aimed at applications of isotopes in the 
hydro- and geo-sphere and focused on climate change, paleoclimate and 
water resources.  We have a wide range of instruments including three 
accelerators, a SIMS and various radio-analytical facilities.  The 
successful candidate is expected to make significant contributions to 
this research.  Also, you will be expected to maintain existing and 
develop new services sought by clients and stakeholders.


You will have experience in using isotope techniques to interpret 
high-resolution records (e.g. in groundwater, corals, ocean sediments, 
speleothems, tree rings, pollen).  You will lead a team of radiochemists 
using diverse research tools including alpha, beta, and gamma 
spectrometry and applying analytical methods  eg U/Th via TIMS and/or 
ICP-MS, to stable isotopes (particularly del 18-O and del 13-C) of 
terrestrial origin.  An interest in climate model validation eg in 
paleoclimates using applications of 14C dating/tracing  over the  
period  0-60 ka and/or  applications of cosmogenic studies (10Be+26Al 
activities ) related to the  last glacial cycle for landscape change and 
chronology of earth system processes would also be valuable.


ANSTO is particularly interested in attracting a small team into the 
Institute for Nuclear Geophysiology.  Candidates who are able to bring 
one or more co-workers with them are encouraged to seek additional 
details on this.


You should have a PhD, preferably in Earth Sciences or experimental 
physics with a strong experience in a range of radio- and stable isotope 
measuring techniques. A sound knowledge of Quaternary science is 
desirable.  You should be experienced and efficient in project 
management and have a strong record of successful leadership of research 


An attractive salary package will be offered depending on qualifications 
and experience. To be eligible for engagement, applicants will require a 
medical and security assessment.

Selection criteria for the role can be found on our homepage at 
www.ansto.gov.au <http://www.ansto.gov.au/> or by contacting Ms Deanne 
Wood on +61 2 9717 3993 or e-mail Deanne.Wood at ansto.gov.au 
<mailto:Deanne.Wood at ansto.gov.au>

Your application must address the selection criteria, include a C. V. 
and the details of three professional referees, and should be forwarded 
to Ms Deanne Wood by e-mail or mail to The Institute for Nuclear 
Geophysiology, ANSTO, PMB 1, Menai, NSW 2234.

Applications close  21 October 2005

Professor Henk Heijnis
Program Leader Isotopes in Geo & Hydrosphere
Institute for Nuclear Geophysiology
President of the Australasian Quaternary Association

PMB 1 Menai
2234 NSW Australia


Marcel Schouwenburg - RadSafe moderator & List owner
Head Training Centre Delft
National Centre for Radiation Protection (Dutch abbr. NCSV)

Faculty of Applied Sciences / Reactor Institute Delft
Delft University of Technology
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NL - 2629 JB  DELFT
The Netherlands
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