Source The Guardian,3rd Oct 2016


Chemis Geochemist for Instrumental Analytical Chemistry

Company Profile:
The African Minerals and Geoscience Centre (AMGC) formerly known as SEAMIC was assigned by the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) to host a laboratory for instrumental analytical chemistry. This laboratory will provide analytical data needed for the Analytical Fingerprint (AFP) to verify the origin of conflict minerals (cassiterite, Coltan, and wolframite). The German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) assigned by the German Federal
Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is supporting AMGC to setup this laboratory. In this context AMGC is seeking a qualified senior chemist/geochemist for setting up and running the AFP laboratory which will be equipped with a laser-ablation inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometer (LA-ICP- MS) and a scanning electron microscope (SEM).

Tasks and responsibilities

The senior chemist/geochemist will run the above mentioned analytical equipment and service it to the extent possible for a well-trained user. Training and steering for the position will be provided by BGR in the framework of ICGLRIBGR technical cooperation.

• The chemist/geochemist has the following tasks:
• Receive, record and analyse samples from clients
• Record, interpret and report results to the client
• Knowledge of geochemistry and analysis of geological materials
• Knowledge of Environmental analysis
• Be responsible for running the above mentioned analytical equipment to produce analytical data necessary for the AFP;
• Check the analytical quality of the obtained results;
• Perform adaption of the used methods if necessary;
• Support the development of additional applications of the equipment within the framework of the AMGC service portfolio;
• Perform the basic technical service for the above mentioned equipment;
• Organize technical support by the equipment manufacturer if necessary

• Required qualification
• The successful applicant should demonstrate the following:
• Educated to BSc level at an internationally recognized university in Chemistry grand Geochemistry; MSc level will be an added advantage
• More than 5 years of relevant work experience (including the application and development of modern instrumental analytical methods)
• Experience in mineralogy, inorganic instrumental analytical chemistry or chemo metrics would be an advantage
• Knowledge of Environmental analysis
• Working on AAS, ICP and XRF equipment will give an

Required skills
• The successful applicant should demonstrate the following:
• Fluency (written and oral) in English;
• Expert knowledge of standard office software (Excel, Word,
• PowerPoint) will be expected,
• Positive attitude towards learning and being trained by a BGR expert.
• High level of personal accountability and sense of responsibility.

Applications should include the following documents; Application letter in English highlighting the candidate's motivation and describing how the candidate meets the essential qualifications and skills for the position; A detailed CV with contact information for three referees (including their affiliation, position, .e-mail and telephone number; support letters may also be attached); Certified copies of the MSc degree and other academic degrees, as well as other relevant certificates (e.g., training) and send through Finance and
Administration Manager, African Minerals and Geosciences
Centre (AMGC),

P.O.Box 9573,

Kunduchi Beach Area,

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania;

or and

Note: Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.
Application Deadline: 17 Oct 2016