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Research engineer - development in analytical geochemistry

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Français - Anglais

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General information

Reference : UMR8212-AMALAN-001
Workplace : GIF SUR YVETTE
Date of publication : Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Type of Contract : FTC Technical / Administrative
Contract Period : 36 months
Expected date of employment : 2 September 2019
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Between 2100 and 2600 euros per month
Desired level of education : 5-year university degree
Experience required : Indifferent


- Technical development in mass spectrometry and optical spectroscopy
- Follow-up and participation to analytical campaigns and field missions


The engineer will work in close interaction with the 5 permanent research team members as well as with students and post-doctoral researchers. He/she will be responsible for instrumental developments for the analysis of ice core in the laboratory: measurements of isotopic ratios 40Ar/36Ar, 38Ar/36Ar and 15N/14N on air extracted from small ice samples, development of the continuous measurements of d18O of O2 in atmospheric air and in air extracted from ice cores melt continuously. He/she will also participate to the analytical program on ice cores through established techniques in the laboratory (analysis by mass spectrometry of water isotopes and air trapped in ice). He/she will also take part to measurement campaigns (d18O of O2, d18O of H2O) for biologic experiments in controlled conditions in Montpellier (ECOTRON) as well as for ice core samples (CH4, air content) in Grenoble (IGE). Finally, he/she would also participate to field missions in Antarctica for drilling and sample preparation.
The engineer will be part of the international community of ice core both at the technical and scientific level, in particular for studies in stable isotope geochemistry, dating and new analytical methods. He/she could also take an active part to publications and communications in conferences.


- Basic skills in instrumentation, physics and environmental metrology
- Fluent in english

Additionnal skills:
- Knowledge of a computing language for programmation enabling automation of analytical lines (python, labview or other)

Work Context

The european projects BE-OIC and ICORDA aim to study climate dynamic from deep ice cores in Antarctica over the last 1.5 million years. In this framework, the LSCE glaciology team will develop a range of dating tools base on innovative analytical techniques (continuous flow analysis, mass spectrometry, optical spectroscopy). In addition to analytical development, an ambitious analytical program on ice cores will take place within the next years in collaboration with 10 other european partners.

Constraints and risks

Field missions in France

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