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Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

The Director, Center for Isotope Geochemistry oversees the daily operation and general oversight of the Center for Isotope Geochemistry.  This includes the Metal-Free Clean Room, Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer (TIMS), Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (IRMS), and other associated instrumentation, with responsibilities including calibration, maintenance and trouble-shooting, and user training and support.  In addition, the Director may be asked to help support other research equipment in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

The Director will also be responsible for participation in strategic planning for the facility, and contribution to the assessment of potential alternatives for instrument procurement, through regular consultation with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, and key faculty stakeholders, including the Chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Financial oversight responsibilities may include analysis of utilization, prioritization, and calculation of cost basis for services, and recharge rate setting.  The Director will directly supervise and assist undergraduate and graduate students each year from Boston College and outside institutions as they conduct research in the Center for Isotope Geochemistry.  This position reports to the Executive Director, Research Infrastructure, under the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.

For more information, please contact Joshua Rapport, Executive Director of Research Infrastructure ( ) or Prof. Ethan Baxter (

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $82,050 to $102,550; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

Review of applications will begin December 2nd, and continue through the application deadline of December 15th.


The Director should have at least five years of experience in isotope geochemistry including in a Clean Room and with TIMS.  A doctoral degree in Earth Science, Geochemistry, Chemistry or a related field is preferred.  One to three additional years of postdoctoral experience in laboratory geochemistry or a related field is highly desirable.  One or more years of experience in managing a geochemical laboratory is highly desirable.

Occasional out of hours availability required in case issues emerge with instruments or users.  Must be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status.  To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits including depending on your job classification eligibility;

Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, and Dental Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance 
Eligibility for both 401K and University Funded 403B Retirement Plans
Paid Holidays Annually
Generous Sick, and Vacation Pay
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