Chemist/Geochemist for Analytical Geochemistry at African Minerals and Geoscience Centre

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Company Profile:

The African Minerals and Geoscience Centre (AMGC) formerly known as SEAMIC is a Pan-African Mineral Service Provider with several analytical services including geochemical analytical services and application of development minerals services

In this context AMGC is seeking for:-

Chemist/Geochemist for Analytical Geochemistry

A qualified chemist/geochemist for setting up and running the geochemical and environmental laboratory which is equipped with XRF, AAS, ICP and Fire Assay. The candidate is also has to work in the Analytical Finger Printing (AFP) laboratory using laser-ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (LA-ICP-MS) and a scanning electron microscope (SEM).


Tasks and responsibilities

The chemist/geochemist will run the above mentioned analytical equipment and service it to the extent possible for a well-trained user.

The chemist/geochemist has the following tasks:

Receive, record and analyse geological and other types of 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 and/or geochemistry; MSc level will be an added advantage

More than 3 years of relevant practical work experience (including the application and development of modern instrumental analytical methods preferably in geological laboratories)

Experience in mineralogy, inorganic instrumental analytical chemistry or chemometrics would be an advantage

Knowledge of Environmental analysis

Working on AAS, ICP and XRF equipment will give an added advantage

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 workmates and experts.

High level of personal accountability and sense of responsibility.

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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

Director General, African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC),

P.O.Box 9573,

Kunduchi Beach Area, Dar es Salaam,



Note: Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.  Deadline is two weeks from the date of advertisement.

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