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Senior Geochronologist

Socorro, NM

Direct the operation of the New Mexico Geochronology Research Laboratory. Duties revolve around all aspects of operating a successful geochronology laboratory and a vibrant research program. Specific laboratory duties are directing and participating in data collection and interpretation and supervising laboratory staff, budgets and grants and contracts. The Director will promote a strong academic mission and scientific program that serves the citizens of New Mexico and the nation. The Director will engage in the boarder geochronology community by participating in national and international decision making events that shape future directions of geochronology funding and policy. The Director will ensure broad scientific collaboration of the laboratory towards making geochronology data available to multiple consumers. The Director will be an engaged citizen of NM Tech by serving on Bureau and NMT committees and potentially state and national boards or panels.


  • Direct the operation of the New Mexico Geochronology Research Laboratory 35%
  • Conduct original geochronology research as well as collaborate with multiple geochronology consumers 25%
  • Write research proposals and generate operating funds 20%
  • Integrate and advise graduate students 10%
  • Service to Bureau and NMT 10%

Read and comprehend instructions, write information and complete simple forms. Ph.D. or other doctorate level equivalent; Argon Geochronology. Advanced knowledge of theory and practice of argon geochronology and isotope geochemistry. Experience operating and maintaining all equipment associated with a modern argon laboratory. Demonstrated strong publication record.

Experience with personnel supervision. Knowledge of database management and Python programing desired.

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