Support Staff Employment Opportunity

Stable Isotope Technical Manager

Department of Biology UNB Fredericton

Competition #:#016-16.17Closing Date:September 30, 2016 4:30PM
Employment Group:P.T.S.U.Salary or Rate:$39,853 - $49,820 Per Annum
Employment Date:(tentative)As soon as possibleHours per Week:Full-Time (36.25 HPW)
Position Length:(tentative)2 Year TermFunding:External Funding


The Stable Isotopes in Nature Laboratory (SINLAB) analyses stable isotope ratios of C, N, H, O and S to answer ecological questions for researchers within the university and for clients around the globe. We are currently seeking a suitably qualified and dynamic individual for the position of Technical Manager. Reporting to the Director of the SINLAB, the Technical Manager is responsible for overseeing the daily operation and maintenance of all Stable Isotope equipment. This includes all technical decisions relating to the mass spectrometry equipment, ensuring lab protocols meet the highest international standards and supervising 2 lab technicians. For more details on the SINLAB please visit
The position is located at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus with the Department of Biology/Canadian Rivers Institute located at 10 Bailey Drive, Bailey Hall.
This position will also be eligible for 15 days of vacation per calendar, contribution to the pension plan, tuition waiver and Blue Cross benefits, which include Life, Health, Dental, LTD, and EAP. To review the benefits plan associated with this position, please visit
Interested applicants can apply online, by fax (506) 453-4611, or by email
**Review of applications will begin immediately.**
Representative Responsibilities
·    Maintain and operate all equipment in the SINLAB: Delta Plus, Delta Plus XP and Delta Plus V Mass Spectrometers; NC2500, TC/EA and NA1500 Elemental Analyzers; and GasBench II
·    Directly supervise 2 lab technicians.
·    Ensure that strict quality control measures are achieved on a regular basis.
·    Develop and identify new analytical standard materials as required
·    Develop new lab protocols as required or necessary based on information available within the scientific community.
·    Maintain and catalogue chemical inventory for the SINLAB using CHEMTIX.
·    Order and purchase lab supplies (chemicals, gases, equipment).
·    Dispose of chemical waste in accordance to UNB Hazardous waste disposal protocol.
·    Maintain the standards inventory and develop new working lab standards as needed.
·    Collect monthly precipitation and river water samples as part of IAEA GNIP/GNIR program.
   Minimum MSc. in Biology or Chemistry or Geochemistry with 1-2 years of experience or equivalent combination.
   Experience, including trouble shooting and maintenance, with Mass Spectrometry, preferably isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS).
   Experience, including trouble shooting and maintenance, with Elemental Analyzers (EA) and GasBench.
   Analytical laboratory experience.
   Working knowledge of the following software: Isodat (or equivalent), Microsoft Excel and Word.
   Strong organizational and communication skills.
** To be given consideration for this competition, you must demonstrate how, when and where you acquired the requirements outlined for this position. Your resume must present education and work experience in chronological order, with work experience detailed in both months and years, and whether it was part-time or full-time**
P.O. Box 4400 Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3


For more information, please contact:

UNB Fredericton
Human Resources Room 102
Physics & Admin. Building
Fax: 506-453-4611

UNB Saint John
Financial & Admin. Services
Room 114/115, Oland Hall
Fax: 506-648-5714

We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applications will be accepted ONLY until the end of regular business hours on the closing date.