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General EPMA => EPMA Laboratory Management => Topic started by: John Donovan on July 01, 2013, 12:32:12 pm

Title: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: John Donovan on July 01, 2013, 12:32:12 pm
This just listed: I will note that the museum recently has our PFE/PI software installed on their JEOL 8530, but they have no one assigned to operate the instrument.

At the University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.400 members of staff, more than 90.000 students) the position of a Senior Scientist
at the Department of Lithospheric Research is vacant.

Identification number of advertisement: 5027

The Department of Lithospheric Research forms part of the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy at the University of Vienna and has major focus areas in petrology, geochemistry and impact research. Presently thirty employees work at the department.

We look for a dedicated person as scientific lab-manager who will be in charge of the scientific agendas associated with the laboratory for electron-beam microanalysis - electron probe microanalyser. The position should be filled at the earliest possible date. In case of exceptional qualification excess payment is possible.

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Occupation group in accordance with collective bargaining agreement:

Note updated position listed here:

http://probesoftware.com/smf/index.php?topic=3.msg1428#msg1428
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: John Donovan on July 23, 2013, 12:41:04 pm
Electron Microprobe Operator – Texas A&M University

The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Texas A&M University (TAMU), College Station,
Texas is seeking applicants for an individual to oversee the operation of the Cameca SX-50
electron microprobe (a proposal to fund the purchase of a new instrument is under review). We
seek a qualified individual with demonstrated experience in the operation and maintenance of an
electron microprobe. Applicants should have an advanced degree in geological sciences or a
related field; a PhD is preferred for the position of Assistant Research Scientist, although we will
consider qualified applicants with a MS degree for a Research Associate position. Applicants
must have experience operating an electron microprobe, familiarity with the theory of electron
microanalysis, and the ability to effectively interact with other scientists and students. Some
knowledge of electronics and computer hardware and software is preferred. The successful
candidate will be expected to: (1) Instruct users on the operation and theory of the electron
microprobe, including teaching an annual course; (2) assist users on a daily basis to obtain highquality
analytical results and to interpret these results; (3) supervise, manage, and maintain the
electron microprobe facility. The primary focus of the position is to maintain and enhance the
capabilities of this facility and to assist TAMU and outside users. However, the successful
candidate will be encouraged to conduct research and submit competitive funding proposals, as
time permits, and will likely find a variety of possibilities for collaborative research.

The competitive salary will be commensurate with experience. To apply, send a cover letter,
CV, brief statement of technical and research interests and accomplishments, and contact
information for three referees to Dr. Will Lamb at w-lamb@geos.tamu.edu. Review of
applications will begin immediately with a desired start date of January 1, 2014. For more
information contact Will Lamb via email or at (979) 845-3075.

Texas A&M University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to
excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body and
compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We encourage applications from
minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Texas A&M University also has a
policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career
partners.

http://employees.tamu.edu/Jobs/careers/dcsDetails.aspx

Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: John Donovan on August 18, 2013, 05:27:48 pm
Title-Subject: [Filtered] Research Officer positions available

Message: The Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA) at The University of
Western Australia (UWA) has two Senior Research Officer positions available. These positions will
support the Centre's microanalysis (microprobe and SEM) and electron microscopy (SEM and TEM)
capabilities respectively. The latter will support new FEI Titan and Verios instruments scheduled
for delivery in early 2014.

The CMCA is a central university infrastructure facility supporting more than 400 researchers across
the physical, biological, medical and geo- sciences. The role of these positions will involve
training researchers and supporting them in their use of the Centre's instruments. The successful
candidates will be encouraged to build collaborative research links with users of the facilities
and, where feasible, to develop their own research activities.

More details of the positions can be found at:

http://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/cw/en/job/492547/senior-research-officer-electron-beam-microanalysis

and

http://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/cw/en/job/492545/senior-research-officer-electron-microscopy

Enquiries can be sent to Martin.Saunders@uwa.edu.au
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on January 07, 2014, 10:37:58 am
Good morning,
The University of Iowa is currently seeking an Electron Microprobe Lab Manager to run our new facility.  Familiarity with SEM, CL, and/or LA-ICP-MS is a plus.  An MS and 3 years of experience is required.  Please post or distribute as appropriate. 
Thanks!

Emily Finzel
Assistant Professor
CLAS Geology Alumni Faculty Scholar
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
121 Trowbridge Hall
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242  USA
319.335.0405

The University of Iowa Central Microscopy Research Facility is an Office of the Vice President for Research core resource, offering a wide array of instrumentation to research investigators.  We are currently in search of a Core Facility Research Specialist to oversee a newly established Electron Microprobe (EPMA) facility serving a multidisciplinary community of users. Essential responsibilities include using wavelength-dispersive (WDS) and energy-dispersive (EDS) microanalytical techniques on a JEOL JXA-8230 electron probe micro-analyzer (EPMA) to assist research on geologic and other solid-state specimens.
           
Job Duties:
Perform chemical microanalyses of geologic, ceramic, and other solid materials using a JEOL JXA-8230 electron probe micro-analyzer (EPMA).
Daily calibration of the instrument and monitoring performance of researchers/investigators collecting their own data, data collection and reduction, analysis for some researchers/investigators, and instrument demonstrations for classes and visitors.
Effectively communicate to provide consultation, written reports, and verbal presentations describing sample preparation, analytical methods, analytical data acquisition, and interpretation of results.
Provide education and training to EPMA users on sample preparation, electron microprobe instrumentation analytical procedures, and data analysis.
Stay current with state-of-art characterization techniques to provide solutions for researchers/investigators.
Handle multiple projects while guaranteeing very high data quality standards.
Work closely with researchers/investigators in conducting and/or developing new and specialized scientific research procedures.
Maintain a working knowledge of EPMA software and hardware, provide oversight and routine maintenance of the electron microprobe, and oversee repairs.
 

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Required Qualifications:
A Master's degree in a scientific field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
At least three years of experience in electron probe micro-analysis (EPMA) of geological materials using both energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and wavelength dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (WDS).
Demonstrated ability to independently design EMPA WDS and EDS analytical routines for a variety of materials while optimizing accuracy and precision to suit the analytical needs.
Understanding the factors that affect the accuracy and precision of EMPA analyses, and the ability to clearly communicate these to colleagues and students with expertise in other fields.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work independently in a position of increasing responsibility.

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Desirable Qualifications:
PhD in a scientific field
Post-degree professional experience of at least one year after the completion of the doctoral degree.
EPMA publications on geological topics.
Familiarity with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Cathodoluminescence (CL) and Laser-Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA ICP-MS) analytical techniques and data analysis.
 
Salary range for this position is $45,000 to commensurate for the Specialist level position.  UI also offers an excellent benefits package.
 
Please apply on line using Jobs@UIOWA at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/63691
 
The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
 
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on January 29, 2014, 10:35:44 am
Postdoctoral Position in Geoscience Education Applications of Remote Scanning Electron and Electron Microprobe Analysis

The Department of Earth and Environment at Florida International University (FIU)
announces an opportunity for post-doctoral research in the area of science education, in support of a funded project testing the application of remotely-operated Scanning Electron Microscopy and Electron Probe Microanalysis in undergraduate geoscience curriculum.

The candidate must have significant experience in the operation of and data acquisition using an SEM and/or EPMA, plus experience in the interpretation of results for research purposes. A PhD in an area of Geoscience, with teaching background or research emphasis on petrology, mineralogy or geochemistry is ideal. The successful candidate will work with geoscience faculty from several institutions to develop and support educational applications of the instruments.

Specific duties include: 1) operation and/or supervision of use of the instruments in support of remote classroom activities and student research, 2) on-site training of newly recruited remote users to facilitate their specific applications, and 3) presentation of webinars or other user-directed workshops to facilitate and encourage educational use of remotely operated SEM and EPMA. The primary location will be at FIU  (http://www2.fiu.edu/~emlab/home.html), where a department engineer has responsibility for instrument maintenance and repair.

The appointment will last for three years, 2014-2017. The candidate will be actively engaged in the scholarly activities of this project, including publications arising from them. S/He will be supported and mentored in these efforts by the project's PI team (Dr. Rosemary Hickey-Vargas (FIU), Dr. Jeff Ryan (USF), Dr. Mary Beck (Valencia College) and Dr. Jamie MacDonald (Florida Gulf Coast University)), and s/he will also be able to pursue research in association with this project, working with FIU undergraduates and other project participants.

Please send: 1) a CV, 2) statements of research and teaching experience and interests, and 3) contact information for three referees to: Dr. Rosemary Hickey-Vargas (hickey@fiu.edu), Department of Earth and Environment, PC 315B, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199. We anticipate filling the position during Spring 2014 for an August 2014 start date. FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer.
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: jriches on February 12, 2014, 07:32:01 pm
   We have a job opening for an electron microprobe operator at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. We are looking for an experienced operator to oversee a new JEOL 8530F electron microprobe, equipped with 5 WD spectrometers, Thermo-Noran EDS and an xCLent cathodoluminescence system. The instrument will be housed within the Central Analytical Research Facility, which comprises well equipped laboratories in light and electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, analytical chemistry, molecular genetics and proteomics, and measurement of physical and mechanical properties.

The position description is here (https://qut.nga.net.au/publicfiles/qut/jobs/05921c6c-d4fb-373b-0576-7f729444ecdd/14057%20-%20Electron%20Microprobe%20Operator.pdf) and any interested applicants can contact me (jamie.riches@qut.edu.au, +61 7 3138 5286) or Natalia Danilova (natalia.danilova@qut.edu.au, +61 7 3138 0196) for more information. The deadline is the 23rd of February, but we might be able to relax that if contacted beforehand.

Regards,
Jamie Riches


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Jamie Riches
Central Analytical Research Facility
Institute for Future Environments
Queensland University of Technology
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001
Australia
Ph: +61 7 3138 5286
Fax: +61 7 3138 5100
Email: jamie.riches@qut.edu.au
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: John Donovan on March 14, 2014, 11:55:47 am
Electron Microprobe Scientist,
School of Geosciences, University of the Witwatersrand

The School of Geosciences at the University of the Witwatersrand invites applications from suitably-qualified candidates for a full-time permanent position of Electron Microprobe Scientist, to commence on 1 June, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicant will split his/her time between the School of Geosciences and the Microscopy and Micro-analysis Unit (a central user facility), which will house the laboratory hosting the new Cameca SX-Five Field-Emission instrument that will be installed in May/June 2014. The level of appointment and starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The School of Geosciences enjoys a high international research profile and is the largest grouping of academic geoscientists in southern Africa, with multidisciplinary research programmes in Geology, Geophysics and Palaeontology. The Geology Division in the School has a strong focus on the Precambrian geology of South Africa and other parts of Africa, with particular strengths being in geochemistry, petrology and economic geology. The University also hosts the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials, which will make extensive use of the EPMA.

Duties and Requirements: Within the School of Geosciences (s)he is expected to establish a research programme and publish research results in internationally accredited journals, as well as raise research funds through competitive grants and attract postgraduate students. (S)he will be required to teach specialist courses in mineralogy/petrology at undergraduate and Honours levels. Within the MMU the candidate will be working as an EPMA specialist scientist, responsible for his/her own EPMA experiments but also involved with weekly training sessions of novice and experienced users from other science or engineering disciplines.

Applicants must provide evidence of:
 A PhD in geologgical science
 A minimum of 3 years of experience operatinng an electron microprobe
 Good oral and written communicaation skills

The post is available at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level; the appointment at the more senior level will be based on evidence of a sustained track record of post-PhD academic research and a teaching portfolio.

Enquiries: For further information contact the Head of School, Professor Roger Gibson (Tel: +27 11 7176547; email: roger.gibson@wits.ac.za) or consult the School website http://www.wits.ac.za/academic/science/geosciences/

To apply: Submit a covering letter accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of all educational qualifications and identity document, NRF rating (if applicable), and the names and e-mail addresses of 3 referees. External applicants are invited to apply by registering their profile on the Wits i-Recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za and submitting applications. Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service application/
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Anette von der Handt on March 27, 2014, 12:20:25 pm
Hi, the Florida International University is Miami is still seeking applications for this 3-year NSF supported postdoc.  (cross-posting from JEOL probeusers listserv)

Postdoc in Science Education/Remote Use of EPMA and SEM at Florida International University, Miami

We have a 3-year NSF/TUES-supported postdoctoral position for an individual with skill in EPMA and SEM use, and interest in undergraduate Geoscience education. We will consider applicants through April 15, 2014.  The position starts no later than August 2014.  If interested, please contact Rosemary Hickey-Vargas (hickey@fiu.edu), full ad and details are below.

Postdoctoral Position in Geoscience Education- Applications of Remote Scanning Electron and Electron Microprobe Analysis, Department of Earth and Environment, FIU, Miami

 The Department of Earth and Environment at Florida International University (FIU) announces an opportunity for post-doctoral research in the area of science education, in support of an NSF/TUES funded project expanding the application of remotely-operated Scanning Electron Microscopy and Electron Probe Microanalysis in undergraduate geoscience curriculum.  The candidate must have significant experience in the operation of and data acquisition using an SEM and/or EPMA, plus experience in the interpretation of results for research purposes.  A PhD in an area of Geoscience, with teaching background or research emphasis on petrology, mineralogy or geochemistry is ideal. 

The successful candidate will work with geoscience faculty from several institutions to develop and support educational applications of the instruments.  Specific duties include: 1) operation and/or supervision of use of the instruments in support of remote classroom activities and student research, 2) on-site training of newly recruited remote users to facilitate their specific applications, and 3) presentation of webinars or other user-directed workshops to facilitate and encourage educational use of remotely operated SEM and EPMA. 

The primary location will be at FIU (http://www2.fiu.edu/~emlab/home.html), where a department engineer has responsibility for instrument maintenance and repair.  The appointment will last for three years, 2014-2017.  The candidate will be actively engaged in the scholarly activities of this project, including publications arising from them.  S/He will be supported and mentored in these efforts by the project's PI team (Dr. Rosemary Hickey-Vargas (FIU), Dr. Jeff Ryan (USF), Prof. Mary Beck (Valencia College) and Dr. Jamie MacDonald (Florida Gulf Coast University)), and s/he will also be able to pursue research in association with this project working with project participants. 

Please send: 1) a CV, 2) statements of research and teaching experience and interests, and 3) contact information for three referees to: Dr. Rosemary Hickey-Vargas (hickey@fiu.edu), Department of Earth and Environment, PC 315B, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199.  Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2014.  FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer.

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Rosemary Hickey-Vargas, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Earth & Environment, PC 315B
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199 USA
Phone: 305-348-3471
Website: http://earthenvironment.fiu.edu/faculty/rosemary-hickey-vargas/
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: John Donovan on June 30, 2014, 10:57:27 am
Edit by John: This just listed- one small note- they just bought our PFE/PI software system but don't have someone assigned to operate the JEOL 8530.

At the University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.400 members of staff, more than 90.000 students) the position of a Senior Scientist at the Department of Lithospheric Research is vacant.

Identification number of advertisement: 5027

The Department of Lithospheric Research forms part of the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy at the University of Vienna and has major focus areas in petrology, geochemistry and impact research. Presently thirty employees work at the department.

We look for a dedicated person as scientific lab-manager who will be in charge of the scientific agendas associated with the laboratory for electron-beam microanalysis - electron probe microanalyser. The position should be filled at the earliest possible date. In case of exceptional qualification excess payment is possible.

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Occupation group in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)
On top of this relevant chargeable work experience determines the assessment to a particular salary grade.

Areas of work:
The main obligation will be the supervision of an electron probe microanalyzer equipped with an energy-dispersive and a wave-length dispersive system for elemental analysis. The scientific lab manager will have to ensure fully operative status of the instrument including periphery and to take care of necessary technical upgrades. Furthermore, he / she will be in charge of establishing analytical protocols which can be put into effect with the available instrumentation. Moreover, he / she will organize access to the analytical facility for different user groups and take care of training and supervision of users at the instrument. In addition teaching - especially in instrumental analysis (mineral) physics - as well as support of students - especially with expertise in mineral chemical analysis, mineral physics, image analysis and numerical modeling - will form part of the obligations.

Profile:
Doctoral degree in geosciences, material sciences, physics, or chemistry.

experience in electron microscopy and/or electron-beam microanalysis, in the statistical analysis of data, image processing and numerical modeling


Research fields:

Main research field
 Special research fields
 Importance
 
Geology, Mineralogy
 Petrology
 SHOULD
 
Languages:

Language
 Language level
 Importance
 
German
 Excellent knowledge
 MUST
 
English
 Good knowledge
 SHOULD
 

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be sent via Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 16.07.2014 and be referenced to  the identification number 5027.

For further information please contact Abart, Rainer +43-1-4277-53319.

The University of Vienna intends to increase the number of women on its faculty, particularly in high-level positions, and therefore specifically invites applications by women. Among equally qualified applicants women will receive preferential consideration.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Identification number of advertisement: 5027
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at

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Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on July 23, 2014, 01:14:34 pm
Staff Scientist
Rice University - Houston, TX
The Staff Scientist will analyze geological and/or other industrial materials by EMPA. Some experience maintaining an electron microprobe is preferable but not a requirement. The instrument will to be on a JEOL service contract and some amount of on-the-job training is expected. The Staff Scientist will be eligible to apply for external research funding and the position also will provide opportunities for conducting independent research using the EPMA as well as other facilities available at Rice.

Education Required
Master's Degree

Eligible job candidates are expected to hold an M.S. and/or a Ph.D. degree in geoscience and other related disciplines involving materials research.

Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

Experience Required
1 year

- Experience analyzing geological and/or other industrial materials by EMPA is essential. Experience gained as a graduate student is acceptable.

- May substitute additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the experience requirement.

License/Certification Required
Not specified.

Other Skills Required
Not specified.

Education Preferred
PhD degree in geoscience or related disciplines involving materials research.

Experience Preferred
Experience analyzing geological and/or other industrial materials by EMPA is essential. Some experience maintaining an electron microprobe is preferable but not a requirement.

License/Certification Preferred

Other Skills Preferred

Physical Demands
Operate and/or manipulate computer(s), laboratory equipment, and other standard office equipment that requires some degree of motion, strength, and dexterity. Ability to move across campus and lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

Working Conditions
(e.g. Weekend/evening work, travel, inclement weather, hazards)
- Normal work hours with punctuality and regular attendance required.
- No unusual working conditions.
- Smoke free environment.

Grade
TECH2

Salary Information
Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Benefits Eligible
Benefits Eligible

Job Posting Category
Professional/Managerial
Research

Eligible for Overtime
No

Work Schedule
Normal work hours with punctuality and regular attendance required.
Smoke Free Environment

Eligible for Shift Differential
Not Shift Differential Eligible

Security Sensitive
Yes
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on July 28, 2014, 12:22:35 pm
TEES ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Texas A&M University - College Station, TX

The occupant will be a staff scientist in the Materials Characterization Facility, which is a campus wide user facility at Texas A&M University that supports the research activities of the more than 87 PIs and hundreds of students, with a focus on surface and interfacial spectroscopies and optical, electron, ion and scanning probe microscopies.

Operate and/or supervise the operation of the electron microprobe, including scheduling and billing for services and performing routine maintenance, including making sure that supplies are ordered.

Instruct users in the operation and in the theory of the microprobe: o on an individual basis, as required. o by teaching an annual workshop: Electron Microprobe Analysis, and aid in the interpretation of the results when requested.

Conduct research using the electron microprobe, usually in conjunction with faculty members at TAMU, but potentially with other institutions and industry, and co-author the results and aid in the interpretation of the results when requested.

Instruct microprobe researchers in the use of computer software on other platforms in order to facilitate and/or extend the interpretation of quantitative, qualitative, and digital imaging data sets acquired on the electron microprobe.

Develop improved procedures for the acquisition and the processing of data from the microprobe, including: where feasible, modifying instrument software in minor ways to improve its performance for specialized tasks; remaining informed of new programs useful in the processing of microprobe data, and making microprobe users aware of these programs as pertinent to their research. An individual with this title WILL be eligible to serve as a Principal Investigator (PI).

Minimum Education
An appropriate doctoral degree or an equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

Work Experience (Months/Years) and Skills Required
A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience.

Preferred Experience and Education
Ph.D. in Materials Science, Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, or related area.

3 years experience in the theory, use and operation of electron microprobe for materials analysis (ideally with expertise, including, but not limited to, the analysis of geological samples).

Job Location
College Station

Travel
No

Travel %

Job Open Date
07-25-2014

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Spratt NHM on August 05, 2014, 07:40:16 am
The Natural History Museum London UK
Analytical SEM/Electron Probe Microanalyst
Role description:
The Analytical SEM/Electron Probe Microanalyst will oversee the daily operation of analytical SEM (ASEM) and assist with application of electron microprobe. This will include managing bookings for access to ASEM, instructing and training users in the theory and practice of ASEM, assisting users to obtain high quality quantitative results using EDX, and interpretation and reporting of data/results.

Although the primary focus of the role is facility provision, the successful candidate will be encouraged to conduct some research and submit publications and collaborative funding proposals and will be required to undertake national and international travel from time to time.


Contract: Permanent Appointment

Closing Date: Midnight on Monday 25 August 2014

Role competences:
1. Degree and/or higher degree in Geology/Earth Sciences or significant relevant working experience in analytical electron microscopy.
2. Proven experience in operation of scanning electron microscopes.
3. Demonstrable experience in the use and application of energy dispersive x-ray (EDX) micro analysis for quantitative analysis of geological samples using standards.
4. Operational experience in data collection, reduction and interpretation of EDX results.
5. Ability to operate as an effective member of a team.
6. Demonstrable experience in the identification of mineral phases using ASEM.
7. Ability to identify some of the major minerals (quartz, feldspars, amphiboles, micas, calcite and ore minerals) in thin and polished sections using the petrological microscope.
8. Basic experience in daily maintenance of ASEM (filament exchange, alignment and optimisation) is essential.
9. Experience of wavelength dispersive x-ray (WDX) micro analysis would be desirable.

Please Note : All applications must be made via the link below

https://nhm.irecruittotal.com/CONFIG/NHM/StaticPages/CAC/SearchVacancy.aspx?EmploymentTypeID=0&Intranet=0
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: John Donovan on August 14, 2014, 11:40:42 am
Electron Microprobe Operator (TEES ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SCIENTIST): this individual will be a staff scientist in the Materials Characterization Facility, which is a campus wide user facility at Texas A&M University that supports the research activities of the more than 87 PIs and hundreds of students, with a focus on surface and interfacial spectroscopies and optical, electron, ion and scanning probe microscopies.

The successful candidate will operate and/or supervise the operation of a new electron microprobe (Cameca SX-5 with 5 spectrometers and EDS), including scheduling and billing for services, performing routine maintenance, and making sure that supplies are ordered. Additional responsibilities include: (1) Instructing users in the operation and theory of the microprobe both on an individual basis, as required, and by teaching an annual workshop or course (Electron Microprobe Analysis); (2) Aid in the interpretation of the results when requested; (3) Conducting research using the electron microprobe, usually in conjunction with faculty members at TAMU, but potentially with other institutions and industry, and co-author the results; (4) Instruct microprobe researchers in the use of computer software on other platforms in order to facilitate and/or extend the interpretation of quantitative, qualitative, and digital imaging data sets acquired on the electron microprobe, and (5) Develop improved procedures for the acquisition and the processing of data from the microprobe, including: where feasible, modifying instrument software in minor ways to improve its performance for specialized tasks; remaining informed of new programs useful in the processing of microprobe data, and making microprobe users aware of these programs as pertinent to their research. An individual with this title WILL be eligible to serve as a Principal Investigator (PI).

Candidates should have a PhD in Materials Science, Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, or a related area with significant expertise (minimum 3 years) in the operation of an electron microprobe and the interpretation of electron microprobe data. 

Candidates may apply on-line at: www.tamuengineeringjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=55218

Alternatively, you may submit a curriculum vitae, with a list of potential references along with a concise description of research activities you have participated in involving electron microprobe to be sent to:

James. D. Batteas, Director
Materials Characterization Facility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
503 Mechanical Engineering Office Building, Spence Street
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3003
 
Applications should be received by September 15, 2014 to ensure full review, but will continue to be considered until the position is filled.  The initial appointment can begin November 1, 2014.

Texas A & M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff who are committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. In addition, an ongoing aggressive hiring program will enable the University to be particularly responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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Will Lamb
Department of Geology and Geophysics
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX  77843-3115

Telephone: (979) 845-3075
Fax:  (979) 845-6162
email: w-lamb@geos.tamu.edu
web:  http://geoweb.tamu.edu/profile/WLamb
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on September 16, 2014, 10:47:15 am
McCrone Associates, Inc., a Chicago-area analytical and research laboratory, is looking to expand our staff by seeking several highly motivated and curious research scientists to solve materials and contamination problems using modern microscopy and microanalysis for our clients in a variety of industries.  These positions offer a significant amount of autonomy and require the skills to handle multiple projects at any given time.

If you are an experienced microanalyst and looking for an interesting career in materials analysis, in a modern and innovative laboratory, please browse our current job opportunities at www.mccrone.com/careers.

You may apply directly through the website or by submitting a resume and cover letter to Gina Schuster, Director of Human Resources at gschuster@mccrone.com.

Elaine F. Schumacher | Senior Research Scientist
McCrone Associates, Inc.
850 Pasquinelli Drive . Westmont, IL 60559
P. 630.887.7100 | F. 630.887.7417 | www.mccrone.com
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Anette von der Handt on October 07, 2014, 01:18:15 pm
Postdoctoral Position in Geoscience Education Applications of Remote Scanning Electron and Electron Microprobe Analysis, Department of Earth and Environment, FIU, Miami

The Department of Earth and Environment at Florida International University (FIU) announces an opportunity for post-doctoral research in the area of science education, in support of an NSF/TUES funded project expanding the application of remotely-operated Scanning Electron Microscopy and Electron Probe Microanalysis in undergraduate geoscience curriculum.

The candidate must have experience in the operation of and data acquisition using an SEM and/or EPMA, plus experience in the interpretation of results for research purposes. A PhD in an area of Geoscience, with teaching background or research emphasis on petrology, mineralogy or geochemistry is ideal.

The successful candidate will work with geoscience faculty from several institutions to develop and support educational applications of the instruments. Specific duties include: 1) operation and/or supervision of use of the instruments in support of remote classroom activities and student research, 2) on-site training of newly recruited remote users to facilitate their specific applications, and 3) presentation of webinars or other user-directed workshops to facilitate and encourage educational use of remotely operated SEM and EPMA.

The primary location will be at FIU (http://fcaem.fiu.edu/), where a department engineer has responsibility for instrument maintenance and repair. The appointment will last for two years beginning in July/August 2015. The candidate will be actively engaged in the scholarly activities of this project, including publications arising from them.

S/He will be supported and mentored in these efforts by the project's PI team (Dr. Rosemary Hickey-Vargas (FIU), Dr. Jeff Ryan (USF), Dr. Mary Beck (Valencia College) and Dr. Jamie MacDonald (Florida Gulf Coast University)), and s/he will also be able to pursue research in association with this project.

To apply please send/bring: 1) a CV, 2) statements of research and teaching experience and interests, and 3) contact information for three referees to: Dr. Rosemary Hickey-Vargas (hickey@fiu.edu), Department of Earth and Environment, AHC5-394, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199.

We will also be available to answer questions, receive applications and interview at the upcoming Geological Society of America Meeting in Vancouver, October 19-22. Please stop by the FIU recruiting booth in the "Campus Connection" area of the Exhibition Hall.
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Anette von der Handt on November 07, 2014, 11:00:53 am
Senior Electron Microbeam Specialist
School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University

Applicants are invited for a Senior Electron Microbeam Specialist to lead the School’s Electron Microbeam Research Facility. The successful candidate will provide specialist technical support within the School, managing, maintaining and continuing to develop the facility, whilst carrying out research of an international standard using the facility (including the supervision of postgraduate students).

The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Cardiff University is a dynamic and successful multi-disciplinary centre devoted to research in the disciplines of Earth and Ocean Sciences. It currently has a staff of more than 40 academics and through its Post-graduate School provides training and a high level of support for over 60 Early-stage researchers.

The facility is equipped with an Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope and a newly installed state-of-the-art Analytical Scanning Electron Microscope. The latter is equipped with a field emission gun source, dual 150mm2 EDS detectors, WDS and cathodoluminescence detectors, as well as a micro-XRF, providing an unrivalled platform for element mapping and quantitative analysis down to the ppm level. The laboratory supports research primarily focused on magmatic processes and metallogenesis, as well as palaeobiology and past environmental and climatic change.

This is a full time (35 hours per week), open ended post which is available immediately.

Salary: £31,342 - £37,394 per annum (Grade 6)

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Ian Hall (Hall@cardiff.ac.uk)

Closing date: 4th December 2014
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Added to note:

I know the people in the department quite well and it is a really fantastic environment. Their new machine is a unique setup that should be really interesting for any microbeam enthusiast. So overall a highly recommended position.

Anette
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Anette von der Handt on November 14, 2014, 01:27:44 pm
American Museum of Natural History - New York, NY
Research Scientist

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.

The Museum's dedicated employees and volunteers who serve in a variety of ways are each a part of the Museum community, and are each important to the life of the Museum.

If you would like to consider joining our organization, please view our current job openings.
Our online employment application system is available 24 hours daily.

Position Summary:
This Research Scientist manages the electron microprobe (SX100) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) laboratories in Earth & Planetary Sciences Department, maintaining instruments and support equipment, budgeting and procuring supplies, and supervising and training users. The Research Scientist participates and collaborates in the EPS seminar program, science education, and research activities. The SX100 is a mission-critical instrument for all NSF and NASA research grants in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and the FTIR is critical to several research projects. The Department provides unique opportunities for collaboration, public outreach, and research.

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Earth Science with an active research program.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Reference letters must be available upon request.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: careers.amnh.org

The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum does not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin and veteran or disability status. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If special accommodations are needed in applying for a position, please call the Office of Human Resources.ions are needed in applying for a position, please call the Office of Human Resources.
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on November 19, 2014, 01:06:22 pm
Electron Probe Micro-Analyzer (EPMA) Research Associate

http://psu.jobs/search/opportunities.html
Job # 54641

The Materials Characterization Laboratory at Penn State is seeking a highly qualified researcher to operate a newly acquired CAMECA SXFive Electron Probe Micro Analyzer (EPMA). The successful candidate will work in a highly collaborative environment at Penn State that includes faculty, PhD researchers, industrial partners, and graduate students in various strength areas such as biomaterials, electronic materials, ceramics, 2-D materials, geosciences, life sciences, agricultural sciences, and additively manufactured materials.

The Materials Characterization Laboratory (MCL) is a fully-staffed, open access, analytical research facility at Penn State`s Materials Research Institute, charged with enabling research while educating the next generation of highly qualified researchers. Staffed by >15 interdisciplinary scientists and engineers, we are passionate about education and collaborative problem solving. Our laboratories occupy >15,000 ft2 within the Millennium Science Complex (MSC). More than just a collection of laboratories and instruments, the 275,000 ft2 MSC embodies a new style of research where engineering, physical sciences, life sciences, and environmental sciences augmented by high-speed computation converge to open new frontiers in human health, energy, and materials science.

Each year the Materials Characterization Laboratory supports >950 users from 40 Penn State departments, and >90 external organizations (industry, government labs, and other academic institutions). Current MCL capabilities include: electron & ion microscopy, molecular spectroscopy, electron & ion spectroscopy, x-ray scattering, surface metrology, thermal analysis, particle analysis, electrical characterization, and extensive sample processing capabilities.

The candidate must have a PhD degree (or an equivalent combination of education and experience) in chemistry, materials science, Geosciences or related areas, and have a strong background in EPMA. Metallurgical expertise and experience applying EPMA to research in this area is highly desired. Experience with other electron microscopy techniques (e.g., SEM, FIB, EBSD, EDS) is desirable as this position will also support these techniques. Successful applicants must be reliable, quick-learning, highly organized, self-motivated, detail orientated, and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to work independently and in a team environment is important. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to delivering excellence in a timely manner and work well under pressure.

The responsibilities of this position will involve:

1.Develop new experimental techniques using EPMA

2.Execute cutting-edge, independent research utilizing EPMA

3.Write and co-author proposals to advance the state-of-the-art in EPMA research

4.Engage with faculty and their research groups in solving highly technical problems

5.Manage and execute internal and external industrial research programs using EPMA

6.Train and assist researchers in the use of the instrument

7.Lead workshop, short course and credit programs to advance EPMA knowledge

8.Perform daily maintenance and validations to ensure top performance of the EPMA

9.Develop and maintain analytical standards

10.Participate in the development and implementation of a forward thinking vision for electron microscopy at Penn State

This is a fixed-term appointment funded for two years with an excellent possibility for renewal. Benefits are commensurate with appointment type. For
additional information please contact Colette Orlandi at cmo11@psu.edu. To apply, please upload cover letter, CV, and three references.

Dr. Peter J. Heaney
Professor of Mineral Sciences
Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs
Dept. of Geosciences and Materials Research Institute
540 Deike Building
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-6821
Fax: 814-863-7823
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: David Steele on December 14, 2014, 10:22:57 pm
Research Officer (Electron Microprobe) position, Central Analytical Research Facility (CARF), Science and Engineering Faculty, QUT, Brisbane, Australia.  The position is open to Australian and International applicants.
 
Link to QUT HR web site is below:
 
https://qut.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs.checkJobDetailsNewApplication&returnToEvent=jobs.processJobSearch&jobid=a3edf295-c3c4-fbb7-ded5-8058d8f2865b&CurATC=EXT&CurBID=1877e01e-78dd-4ed2-9d7a-9db40135cff4&jobsListKey=fdbc8ef9-18e2-46e5-bdbf-0856f150b359&persistVariables=CurATC,CurBID,jobsListKey&lid=41306310008

The EPMA Facility is centred around a new (Sept 2014-commissioned) JEOL JXA-8530F EPMA, fitted with 5 WDS (one 4xtl, one L-type, one J-type, two H-type), Thermo Noran EDS, JEOL Panchromatic CL, two xCLent spectroscopic CL spectros, and PfEPMA/PImage and services the QUT materials and geological research and wider communities.  For further details click on the above.

Cheers,
DAvid 
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on March 03, 2015, 04:03:10 pm
Microbeam Specialist
Carnegie Institution - Washington, DC
This announcement is being circulated listing the qualifications for a position on the staff at the Geophysical Laboratory located at 5251 Broad Branch Road, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Job Description:

The primary responsibility is to maintain and operate focused ion beam – scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM) crossbeam system and other microbeam instruments, including training and providing assistance to new and visiting users, performing routine maintenance, sample preparation, and collaborating with staff and students. As a member of the electronics/microbeam analysis center, the person is expected to work with existing microbeam members to maintain smooth operation of the facility. The Laboratory supports world-class facilities in high-pressure research; organic, stable isotope and biogeochemistry; mineral physics and petrology; and astrobiology. See https://www.gl.ciw.edu/ for a listing of its research programs and facilities.

Position Requirements:

    Bachelor of Science degree or an advanced degree in an appropriate field of science or technology with experience in microbeam analysis.

    Active knowledge of microbeam instruments including scanning electron microscope and electron microprobe.

    Communication and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with co-workers, supervisors and outside specialists sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Preferred Attributes:

    Experience in operating and maintaining focused ion beam equipment and scanning electron microscopes is desirable.
    Familiarity with geological applications of electron microscopy, FIB preparation, and microbeam analysis is desirable.

Required documents for the application are: a cover letter, a CV/resumé, and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed starting March 9, 2015 and will continue until an appropriate candidate is hired.

Only complete applications submitted via this website will be considered.

The Microbeam Specialist will work at the Geophysical Laboratory location in Washington, D.C. The Carnegie Institution of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability,or other protected group status.     
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on March 14, 2015, 12:52:40 pm
Dear Colleagues,

The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Louisiana State University seeks an energetic, motivated EPMA Laboratory Manager to oversee a new JEOL 8230 EPMA, described below. The complete application can be found

at: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58977

 Please forward this to any interested and qualified personnel. Thank you in advance!

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**EPMA Laboratory Specialist/Manager**

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Louisiana State University invites applicants for a highly qualified researcher/laboratory specialist to supervise and operate a newly purchased JEOL 8230 Electron Probe Micro-Analyzer (EPMA). The successful candidate will work in a highly collaborative environment that includes faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, PhD researchers, and industrial partners across disciplinary areas such as geosciences, coastal sciences, material sciences and engineering, energy sciences and agricultural sciences. The EPMA is a micro-analytical instrument that will service the region and enhance collaborative partnerships with historically black colleges and universities. The JEOL EPMA will be housed within the Chevron Geomaterials Characterization Lab (CGCL) in the Geology & Geophysics Department, a campus-wide facility that is part of the Shared Instrumentation Facility (SIF) administrative infrastructure at LSU. The candidate will report to the SIF Director.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Training undergraduate and graduate students on the use of the instrument for class work and research related to their degree programs; engaging with faculty and their research groups in solving micro-analytical challenges aiding in interpretation of results when appropriate; developing modified experimental procedures using EPMA; performing daily maintenance and validations to ensure top performance of the EPMA; developing and maintaining analytical standards; Working on the installation and testing of the new instrument; managing and executing internal and external industrial research programs using EPMA; participating in the development and integration of the CGCL with the SIF instrumentation; writing and co-author proposals to advance the state-of-the-art in EPMA research.

Required Qualifications: Masters of Science (MS) degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Geosciences or related areas; three years of EPMA experience. Desired Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Materials Science, Geosciences or related area; three years of EPMA experience.

 Successful applicants must be reliable, quick-learning, highly organized, self-motivated, detail orientated, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal and management skills. The ability to work independently and in a team environment is important. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to delivering excellence in a timely manner.

 For full consideration, we request a letter of interest, statement of relevant equipment experience, research interests, CV and contact information for three people willing to provide references.

 Screening of applications will begin 15 May 2015.

Address any questions to: Dr. Darrell Henry, glhenr@lsu.edu

Please fill out the online application at:

https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58977

LSU IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER.

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Darrell Henry
Campanile Charities Professor of Geology
217 Howe-Russell-Kniffen Complex
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-2693
Website: www.geol.lsu.edu/henry
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on April 13, 2015, 09:48:23 am
Dev Engr - Principal
HGST - San Jose, CA

HGST, is a market leader of innovative, high quality storage solutions. This is an exciting time to be in the storage industry as cloud computing, enterprise datacenters, Big Data analytics, social media, and the Internet of Things are creating an avalanche of content that must be efficiently stored and managed to harness it full potential.

Electron Microprobe (EPMA) / Auger Spectroscopy Engineer / Scientist

HGST, a WD company and the premiere producer of hard disk drives, is seeking an engineer with EPMA experience to perform compositional analysis on hard disk drive heads and components, including magnetic alloys containing Co, Ni, and Fe. The candidate will have the opportunity to train with an experienced, retiring engineer prior to serving as the corporation’s key EPMA resource. The candidate will join a team of electron microscopists and materials scientists who support HGST's research, development, and manufacturing efforts world-wide. We intend to purchase a new EPMA in the coming year and expect the person in this position to assist in specifying, ordering, and bringing up the new instrument prior to becoming the new instrument’s primary user. The candidate will also work with other materials scientists to perform surface or bulk materials analyses using Auger Spectroscopy and other analytical techniques.

Qualifications

Experience in electron probe
microanalysis (EPMA), energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS), and Energy Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) is required. The applicant must demonstrate superior oral and written communication skills. Strong problem solving abilities and the desire to work in a team environment are essential. This position is located in our world-class Materials Laboratory in San Jose, California.

M.S. or Ph.D. in Materials Science or equivalent is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

HGST is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We make employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex,national origin, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

    LI-KS1

Job
Engineering

Primary Location
US-CA-San Jose (Great Oaks - PLD)

Organization
HGST
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on May 04, 2015, 09:57:16 am
 The Southeastern North Carolina Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Center (SENCR-MIC) at Fayetteville State University (FSU) is seeking applications for a Research Associate staff position, working primarily on a world-class Field-Emission Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA) and a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), and other analytical  instruments including AFM, XRD. The initial position is for two years, while extension is possible contingent on the performance and funding.

 The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day operations and maintenance of instruments at SENCR-MIC under the supervision of the SENCR-MIC Director. Major duties include training diverse internal and external users on the instruments, providing technical assistance to users, conducting professional services based on user fees, teaching student labs for formal courses, and other duties assigned by the Director.

Requirements: Minimum of Master's Degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Geosciences, Materials Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or other related disciplines. Experiences in EPMA or SEM analysis are required, and experiences in AFM, XRD and TEM are optimum. The successful candidate must be highly dedicated to professional services, possess outstanding oral and written communication skills, and must be able to work with a wide range of users including faculty, staff, visiting scientists and students under supervision of the Director.

Application to this position should be made online at https://jobs.uncfsu.edu/postings/10917.

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open (Stanford)
Post by: John Donovan on May 05, 2015, 02:38:21 pm
Electron Microprobe lab manager/research scientist

The Stanford School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences is recruiting a lab manager/research scientist to oversee the operation of and development of methods for our new JEOL JXA-8230 Electron Microprobe (EPMA). The instrument is fully equipped with 5 WDS spectrometers, advanced EDS system, and full-color cathodoluminescence (CL) instrumentation. It is co-located with the Stanford Nano Shared Facilities (https://snsf.stanford.edu/equipment/index.html) and complemented by the extensive analytical facilities in the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences (https://earth.stanford.edu/shared-analytical-facilities). The EPMA lab provides data for students, faculty, and industry scientists in a wide range of fields in Earth Sciences, Materials Science and Engineering, and Applied Physics, and provides a wide range of opportunities for the lab manager to partner with EPMA users from these and other fields.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent experience) in a physical science as well as a strong background in EPMA research and operation. In-depth understanding and knowledge of the physics and chemistry of natural and man-made materials and geological systems are required, as are effective written and oral communications and interpersonal skills. Experience with other methods such as EBSD and SEM is desirable. Ability to operate, configure, and maintain computer systems and archived data is essential. In particular, familiarity with JEOL and Probe for Windows EPMA software is sought.

The Electron Microprobe lab manager/research scientist will:

• Facilitate the development and implementation of new and advanced EPMA and SEM methods for EDS and WDS elemental analysis, elemental mapping and CL imaging, and develop cross-platform integration with other existing instruments, such as the Stanford/USGS ion microprobe (SHRIMP-RG), EBSD/SEM and nanoSIMS.

• Develop a comprehensive outreach program including advertising and promotion of the EPMA facility and its full range of capabilities to research communities within and outside of Stanford.

• Operation and supervision of operation of the EPMA facility, and in training and working with users in obtaining high-quality analytical and imaging data.

• Assist researchers in method selection, development, data analysis and interpretation.

Applicants should email cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references to:

    Professor Jonathan Stebbins

    stebbins@stanford.edu

    Bldg. 320, room 118, Dept. of Geological Sciences

    Stanford University, Stanford CA 94305

Review of applications will begin on May 30, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
______________________________________
Jonathan Stebbins
stebbins@stanford.edu
Professor
Dept. of Geological Sciences
Bldg 320, room 118
450 Serra Mall
Stanford University
Stanford CA 94305

650-723-1140
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open (Boise State)
Post by: Probeman on May 13, 2015, 09:15:01 am
Hi folks,
Please see following job announcement for an EPMA research engineer. Basically, this is a hard-money position to manage an EPMA that we will be purchasing later this year. Materials Science works closely with Geosciences, so we expect a lot of geological/geochemical research using this instrument.

We have not yet decided on which instrument we will be purchasing. We recently issued an official bid request.

We will start reviewing applications July 15.

Applicants are welcome to contact me, but please wait until next week at the earliest.
Matt


An official link is at:
http://hrs.boisestate.edu/careers/searchcareers/electron-probe-microanalyzer-epma-research-engineer/

Position Summary   
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) in conjunction with the Department of Geosciences (GEO) at Boise State University is seeking a research engineer to support the new electron probe microanalyzer (EPMA) and other electron-microscopy and x-ray diffraction facilities in the Boise State Center for Materials Characterization (BSCMC).

The BSCMC currently houses a JEOL 2100HR TEM with EDS and EELS and a Hitachi S-3400N SEM with EDS and WDS as well as two x-ray diffractometers (Bruker AXS D8 Discover with GADDS and Rigaku Miniflex 600) a research-grade optical microscope (Leica DM6000 M), and a hand-held XRF unit (Bruker Tracer III).  A new EPMA system will be added in 2016.

The person appointed will be responsible for all routine maintenance, training, and safety issues involved with the EPMA and provide back-up support for other electron-microscopy and x-ray diffraction facilities in the BSCMC.

Center personnel currently include a director, one other research engineer, and a part-time student technician. The successful applicant will join this team in guiding the BSCMC both as a major research unit for the University and as an industrially relevant resource for business. The appointee will also contribute to the Materials Science teaching programs through active involvement with graduate research projects and participation in undergraduate senior design projects. Additional opportunities exist to develop collaborative projects with students, faculty and staff in GEO.

Minimum Qualifications   
Candidates must have at least three years experience with materials characterization techniques including at least two years of direct experience with EPMA. Additional experience in other characterization techniques would also be advantageous. A doctoral degree plus related graduate-level research experience is required.

Salary   
Salary will be commensurate with experience. Boise State University offers an excellent benefits package for eligible employees. For more information visit: http://hrs.boisestate.edu/careers/benefits/.

If This Sounds Like the Job for You   
Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for at least three professional/academic references in a single PDF to MSEsearch@boisestate.edu.

Close Date
Review of applications will begin 15 July 2015 and will continue until a qualified applicant pool is established.

Additional Information   
With more than 22,000 students, Boise State is the largest university in Idaho. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is part of the vibrant College of Engineering, which was ranked 13th in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report’s list of best undergraduate engineering programs among comprehensive public universities and 35th among all undergraduate engineering programs.

Boise is Idaho’s capital city (elevation 2842 ft.) and largest metropolitan area, which serves as the government, business, high-tech, economic, and cultural center of the state. Located along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the city has a vibrant downtown offering art and fine dining, and it is convenient for outdoor recreation including world-class whitewater rivers, skiing, mountain biking, fishing, and camping. Time magazine called Boise the #1 Region “Getting it Right” in 2014. The city has also been highly ranked for both outdoor activities and business by National Geographic Adventure, Bike Magazine, Forbes and others; and Outside Magazine ranked Boise its #3 Best River Town in 2012.  Liveability.com said that Boise had the #4 Best Downtown in America in 2012 and was the #1 Best City for Kids in 2014 and the #9 Best Place to Live in 2015.

About the University:  http://www.boisestate.edu/

About the City of Boise:  http://www.boisechamber.org/

About the MSE Department:  http://coen.boisestate.edu/mse/

About the GEO Department: http://earth.boisestate.edu/

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Dr. Matthew J. Kohn, University Distinguished Professor
Department of Geosciences, Boise State University
1910 University Dr.; MS1535
Boise, ID 83725-1535
mattkohn@boisestate.edu
http://earth.boisestate.edu/mattkohn/
phone: (208)-426-2757   fax: (208)-426-4061
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Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: John Donovan on May 22, 2015, 11:11:43 pm
Rhodes University
Grahamstown – South Africa

INSTRUMENT SCIENTIST/SENIOR INSTRUMENT SCIENTIST (EPMA)

Post description: The Department of Geology (http://www.ru.ac.za/geology) invites applications for a laboratory manager/analyst in the academic position of an Instrument Scientist (IS)/Senior Instrument Scientist (SIS) starting at 1 August 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Instrument Scientist (EPMA) is responsible for all analytical, technical, administrative, and financial obligations related to the management of the Electron Probe Micro-Analyzer (EPMA) laboratory and represents it within and outside Rhodes University.

Requirements: For the IS level candidates must have at least an MSc in mineralogy, petrology or a related field and substantial experience in operating EPMAs (including standardisation and instrument calibration). In addition, a PhD in a relevant field and laboratory management experience are necessary for the SIS level.

Job context and obligations: The main purpose of the position is to support and facilitate the research of an academic department through the management, maintenance and use of the EPMA and related equipment. The training and supervision of post-graduate students and other instrument users is an important part of the job obligations. The position offers abundant opportunity for post holder’s own research. The laboratory is equipped with a 2011 model of a JEOL JXA-8230 EPMA with four WDS spectrometers and a CL detector. SEM-EDS is available as a separate instrument in the Electron Microscopy Unit elsewhere on campus. The EPMA was commissioned in March 2012 and has been productive and well utilised since. Details concerning the EPMA and related equipment can be found at the laboratory’s website: http://www.ru.ac.za/geology/epma/. Basic funding for research and conference visits is available from Rhodes University sources. Career progress to Senior or Chief Instrument Scientist level is merit-based.

Application process: For more information about the post, the department, the university, and the application procedure please see the additional documentation provided at http://www.ru.ac.za/jobs/.

Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence, Rhodes University especially encourages South African members of under-represented designated groups to apply.

Closing Date: 12h00 Friday 26 June 2015

For further information contact the Head of Department, Prof Stephen A Prevec (e-mail: s.prevec@ru.ac.za; phone: +27 (0)46 603 7392)

Prof Steffen Büttner
Department of Geology
Rhodes University
Grahamstown 6140
South Africa

t:   +27 (0)46 603 8775
c:    +27 (0)76 026 0726
e:  s.buettner@ru.ac.za

http://www.ru.ac.za/geology/staff/buttner
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: qEd on June 05, 2015, 08:32:42 am
*Physical Scientist at the Smithsonian Institution*

Not an EPMA position as such, multi-technique position includes SEM-EDS, XRD, XRF, etc...Details are available at USAjobs.gov:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/405820700
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on June 05, 2015, 10:09:06 pm
Senior Research Fellow in Microanalysis
Department of Earth Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford

Grade 10: ?51,702 - ?59,914 with a discretionary range to ?65,454 p.a.
Applications are invited for a Senior Research Fellow in Microanalysis in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford. The postholder will lead research in microanalysis and manage the Department?s microanalysis facility, taking responsibility for the future strategic direction of microanalysis within the department. The postholder will be a recognised authority in their field, and provide intellectual guidance more widely for the use of microanalysis within the department and beyond.

The postholder will be responsible for the management of the Microanalysis Small Research Facility (SRF), presently hosting a SEM and an electron microprobe (both field-emission-gun). They will have responsibility for finances of the facility and ensuring data is of the highest standard possible. They will also conduct and publish their own high-quality research, and train/teach others in the use of micro analytical instruments, and the use of resulting data. They may also undertake some undergraduate or graduate teaching. Candidates will have a PhD in the earth sciences, chemistry, physics, or a related discipline, and have significant post-qualification research experience, be a recognised international authority in microanalysis in earth sciences with a high level of expertise in SEM and electron-probe instrumentation, experience in supervising students and managing staff, proven skills in the laboratory and an ability to lead an independent research programme. Knowledge and/or experience in management of a laboratory facility is desirable, but not essential.

For further details of the responsibilities/duties, please see the job description.

This is an open-ended position.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 1 July 2015.
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Julien on July 04, 2015, 08:02:53 am
On behalf of Dan Harlov (GFZ Potsdam, Germany)

The Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam is continuing its search for a new permanent head of our Electron Microprobe Laboratory, which consists of a field emission JEOL electron hyperprobe and a JEOL superprobe - both purchased within the last 10 years and with full service contracts (http://www.gfz-potsdam.de/en/section/inorganic-and-isotope-geochemistry/infrastructure/microprobe-lab/ (http://www.gfz-potsdam.de/en/section/inorganic-and-isotope-geochemistry/infrastructure/microprobe-lab/)). 

   More information regarding the job opening (in German) can be found on the following website.

http://www.gfz-potsdam.de/karriere/stellenangebote/job/504215-g-geowissenschaftlerin/ (http://www.gfz-potsdam.de/karriere/stellenangebote/job/504215-g-geowissenschaftlerin/)

   Unfortunately there is no English version of the Job advertisement.  Google Translate (https://translate.google.com (https://translate.google.com)) can provide an adequate translation for those of you whose German is perhaps not up to par. 

   The GeoForschungsZentrum is obviously looking for the best possible candidate for the position so everyone interested is quite welcome to apply. 

   Further questions regarding the position can be directed to the blue box on the upper righthand corner of the website advertising the position.
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: John Donovan on July 09, 2015, 02:44:22 pm
New position for the JEOL 8530 lab at Arizona State- see attached.
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Anette von der Handt on July 22, 2015, 02:14:27 pm
Materials Characterization Facility Manager

UES - Dayton, OH

Job Description: UES, Inc. has an immediate opening for the MCF manager position in the Materials Characterization Facility, a state-of-the-art electron microscope facility supporting materials characterization for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Will work with internationally known scientists using state-of-the-art electron and ion optical instruments to perform cutting edge research in material properties and behavior.

UES is the contractor responsible for the operation of this user facility that supports the characterization needs of some 200+ AFRL researchers. The facility is extremely well equipped with multiple light microscopes, scanning electron microscopes (SEM), transmission electron microscopes (TEM), dual beam focused ion beam (FIB) instruments, plus an electron microprobe. This facility also includes a metallography laboratory and specimen preparation laboratories for hard and soft materials. The UES role in the MCF is threefold: maintaining the facility, including specifying and overseeing installation of new equipment, supporting/training users in the optimal use of the instrumentation, and researching/developing new characterization techniques.

Education requirements:
The ideal candidate will have an M.S. or Ph.D. in Materials Science, Biology, or Biomedical Engineering or in another closely related discipline.

Experience required:
5-10 years of professional experience in an electron microscope facility. Candidate must have excellent people and financial management skills. The candidate should have a well-rounded scientific background that qualifies him/her to work on a wide variety of problems related to hard and soft materials characterization. The candidate will also function as one of several scientists responsible for the day-to-day scientific and technical operations in the facility. As such, the candidate must be well versed in all microscopy and spectroscopy techniques including: light microscopy, SEM, TEM, energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), and wavelength dispersive spectroscopy (WDS), including phase contrast, diffraction contrast and atomic resolution capability. He/she is expected to have specialized expertise in several key microscopy areas.

The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card holder capable of consistently delivering high quality data through oral and written reports/presentations. The candidate must be willing to develop the skills of the MCF team, stay abreast of new microscopy related techniques, and fully support the ever evolving needs of the in-house AFRL research customers. He/she will be well supported by UES management with all contractual and financial responsibilities.

AFRL has an excellent reputation in electron microscopy characterization, enabled by the support of the MCF team. Recent acquisitions in a state of the art analytical TEM and a metallographic light microscopes demonstrate the commitment of the AFRL to supporting materials characterization excellence.

Additional InformationUES, Inc. is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: wloney on August 21, 2015, 09:03:49 am
The University of Iowa Central Microscopy Research Facility is an Office of the Vice President for Research core resource, offering a wide array of instrumentation to research investigators.

We are currently in search of a Core Facility Research Specialist to oversee a newly established Electron Microprobe (EPMA) facility serving a multidisciplinary community of users. Essential responsibilities include using wavelength-dispersive (WDS) and energy-dispersive (EDS) micro-analytical techniques on a JEOL JXA-8230 fully equipped with 5 WDS spectrometers (3 PETL-LIFL, TAPL-LDEL, and PETJ-TAPJ-LDE1-LDE2), advanced EDS and cathodoluminescence (CL) instrumentation to assist research on geologic and other solid-state specimens. The facility also houses a Hitachi S-3400N environmental SEM equipped with a Bruker EDS system and a Gatan Chroma CL detector.

Job Duties:
•   Perform chemical microanalyses of geologic, ceramic, metals, thin films, and other solid materials.
•   Daily calibration of the electron microprobe and monitoring performance of researchers/investigators collecting their own data, data collection and reduction, analysis for some researchers/investigators, and instrument demonstrations for classes and visitors.
•   Provide back-up support for other analytical facilities, such as the SEM and ICP-MS.
•   Effectively communicate to provide consultation, written reports, and verbal presentations describing sample preparation, analytical methods, analytical data acquisition, and interpretation of results.
•   Provide education and training to EPMA and SEM users on sample preparation, analytical procedures, and data analysis.
•   Stay current with state-of-art characterization techniques to provide solutions for researchers/investigators.
•   Handle multiple projects while guaranteeing very high data quality standards.
•   Work closely with researchers/investigators in conducting and/or developing new and specialized scientific research procedures.
•   Maintain a working knowledge of EPMA software and hardware, provide oversight and routine maintenance of the electron microprobe, and oversee repairs.

Salary range for this position is $50,000.00 to commensurate for the Specialist level position.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. 
UI also offers an excellent fringe benefit package including 24 days paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans.

For more information about Why IOWA?,visit: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/why_ui/index.php)

For a complete job description including required qualifications, and to apply, visit Jobs@UIOWA at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/67229.

The Core Facility Research Specialist classification is in the Core Facility Research job family.  For more information about the Core Facility Research job family, visit: https://hris.uiowa.edu/CC_Redesign/driver.php?ACTION=DETAIL&FAMILY=PRW)

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Les Moore on September 21, 2015, 04:15:03 pm
Hi guys,
 
This came my way and thought I’d forward to you all; someone might have a candidate just itching to jump at this. 
Note: It’s a Metallurgy project but will probably turn out to be more of a high res microanalysis one - possibly even qualify to use the word nano  ;)

http://steelresearchhub.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@eis/@steelrh/documents/doc/uow187930.pdf

Les Moore
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Philipp Poeml on December 15, 2015, 12:06:51 am
Rhodes University
Grahamstown - South Africa

Instrument Scientist / Senior Instrument Scientist /
Chief Instrument Scientist (EPMA)

Post description: The Department of Geology (http://www.ru.ac.za/geology) invites applications for a laboratory manager/analyst in the academic position of an Instrument Scientist (IS) / Senior Instrument Scientist (SIS) / Chief Instrument Scientist (CIS) starting on 1 January 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The Instrument Scientist (EPMA) is responsible for all analytical, technical, administrative, and financial obligations related to the management of the Electron Probe Micro-Analyzer (EPMA) laboratory and represents it within and outside Rhodes University.

Requirements: For the IS level candidates must have at least an MSc in mineralogy, petrology or a related field and substantial experience in operating EPMAs (including standardisation and instrument calibration). For the SIS and CIS levels, a PhD in a relevant field and laboratory management experience are necessary.

Job context and obligations: The main purpose of the position is to support and facilitate the research of an academic department through the management, maintenance and use of the EPMA and related equipment. The training and supervision of post-graduate students and other instrument users is an important part of the job obligations. The position offers abundant opportunity for post holder's own research. The laboratory is equipped with a 2011 model of a JEOL JXA-8230 EPMA with four WDS spectrometers and a CL detector. SEM-EDS is available as a separate instrument in the Electron Microscopy Unit elsewhere on campus. The EPMA was commissioned in March 2012 and has been productive and well utilised since. Details concerning the EPMA and related equipment can be found at the laboratory's website: http://www.ru.ac.za/geology/epma/. Basic funding for research and conference visits is available from Rhodes University sources. Career progress to Senior or Chief Instrument Scientist level is merit-based.

Application process: For more information about the post, the department, the university, and the application procedure please see the additional documentation provided at http://www.ru.ac.za/jobs/.

Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence, Rhodes University especially encourages South African members of under-represented designated groups to apply.

Closing Date: 04 January 2016

For further information contact the Head of Department, Prof Stephen A Prevec (e-mail: s.prevec@ru.ac.za; phone: +27 (0)46 603 7392).
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on December 31, 2015, 03:42:36 pm
Adjunct Assistant Professor Position

In the Electron Microprobe Laboratory
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of California, Davis

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California Davis is recruiting an adjunct assistant professor to manage operations and development of the Cameca SX 100 Electron Microprobe facility. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop an independent research program, improve upon existing analytical capabilities and methods, supervise and work with the EMP technician/operator, increase the visibility of the laboratory both on- and off-campus, and teach one quarter-length (10 week) class per year on analytical techniques or topics related to research area.

Managing the probe lab, improving analytical capabilities and teaching is a 75% time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track position, with the expectation of raising research funds and the remaining 25% salary, through grants.  The initial appointment is for a two-year period, renewable on an biennial basis contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of resources.  Appointment level is dependent on experience.  Title includes PI status and potential to join the EPS Graduate group (i.e. serve as the primary advisor of graduate students).

Minimum Requirements:

1.     (1) Ph.D. in Physical Sciences.

2.     (2) Expertise in electron microprobe analysis and mineral chemistry

3.     (3) Excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to work with diverse group of researchers.

Preferred: Experience in earth and/or planetary materials analysis.

Experience in teaching small classes or labs

 

Description of our current lab and department

The UC Davis Electron microprobe lab (http://microprobe.geology.ucdavis.edu/) houses a 5 WD-spectrometer Cameca SX-100 with EDS and Peaksight software.  The primary user base is UC Davis researchers in Earth Sciences, Material Sciences, Chemical Engineering, and Chemistry.  Off-campus users include researchers and students from other universities, national laboratories, private research institutes, and occasional consulting companies.  Most of the day-to-day users are trained by, or work with, an existing 75% time laboratory staff person.
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Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Gseward on January 08, 2016, 11:30:38 am
Not specifically EPMA but related:

jobs.ucsb.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=189848

https://jobs.ucsb.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1452292790095

UCSB Earth Science Department is looking for an Electronics/Instrumentation Engineer to support our ever-growing list of analytical instrumentation.

Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on February 23, 2016, 12:22:12 pm
Laboratory Technician III
University of Wyoming
Family Medicine Residency Program
$45,024 a year

Job Description Job Title: Laboratory Technician III Job ID: 7880 Location: Main Campus Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary:Regular FLSA Status: Exempt Department: 21090 Geology & Geophysics Minimum Rate: $45,024.00 Date Opened: 02/10/2016 Closes at 11:59PM MT on 03/02/2016

Please Note

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.

Essential Duties

    Assist and train users with all instrumentation in the Materials Characterization Laboratory. Focus is on SEM and XRF, but also included are XRD, Microprobe, and FE-SEM. Assist with hands-on instruction of students in formal microbeam classes as required.
    Collaborate in research involving microanalytical techniques, measurement design, data acquisition, error analysis, and data analysis.
    Perform data acquisition for contract users. Perform data processing for contract users as needed.
    Advise faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and other researchers in effective and appropriate applications of electron microbeam techniques to their research problems.
    Assist in sample preparation for microanalysis and other applications.
    Perform routine maintenance of major equipment and other laboratory instrumentation.
    Maintain and upgrade computer software specific to laboratory instrumentation or data analysis applications.
    Perform repairs or upgrades of equipment if possible.
    Monitor instrument performance and data quality.


Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's level degree and two years of experience in electron microscopy.
    Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.


Desired Qualifications

    Master's level degree or equivalent involving characterization of solid materials
    Hands-on experience in scanning electron microscopy and X-ray spectroscopy


Some experience in one or more of the following methods:

    X-Ray Fluoresence analysis
    X-Ray Diffraction
    Electron Probe Microanalysis
    Experience in one-on-one and/or small group technical training
    Demonstrated experience in analytical quality assurance/quality control considerations.


Required Materials

    Complete on-line application, resume, cover letter, and contact information for three work-related references.


Hiring Statement

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement , please see The Diversity & Fairness page .

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

Welcome to Laramie

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. Wyoming is investing in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach.

The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and is a cultural center for the state. Located on a high plain between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountain ranges, Laramie has more than 300 days of sunshine a year and is near year-round outdoor activities that include skiing, hiking, camping, bicycling, fishing and climbing.

The community provides the advantages of a major university and a distinctive identity as an important city in a frontier state.  Laramie is near many of Colorado's major cities and university communities (Fort Collins: 1 hour; Boulder: 1.5 hours; Denver: 2 hours; Colorado Springs; 4 hours).
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on February 23, 2016, 12:22:44 pm
Lab Manager
UCLA  - Los Angeles, CA
$21.91 - $35.26 an hour
Under supervision of the PI, the Staff Research Associate will manage the electron microprobe laboratory and conduct melt inclusion research.

Main responsibilities for electron microprobe laboratory include ensuring that the instrument and associated petrographic and sample preparation facilities are in working order, that users are trained and provided appropriate resources for data collection, that the laboratory is adequately supplied with required materials, and that safety protocols are followed.

Research responsibilities include conducting research, independently and in collaboration with PI, on melt inclusions and experimental petrology.

Percentage of Time:
100

Shift Start:
8:00 am

Shift End:
5:00 pm

Qualifications for Position

5
Records

Qualifications

Required/Preferred

    PhD in related field.


Preferred

    Experience in electron microprobe lab management.


Required

    Experience in melt inclusion and experimental petrology research.
    Knowledge of current research in petrology and mineralogy.
    Ability to interact positively with lab users and PI, and to communicate accurately in written and spoken English.



Additional Posting Information

Bargaining Unit:
RX-Research Support Professionals

Application Deadline:
03-04-2016
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on April 13, 2016, 03:11:39 pm
Senior Project Associate, Virginia Tech

https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/65345

The secondary ion probe ( SIMS ) and electron microprobe ( EMP ) are used for chemical analyses of natural and synthetic materials (minerals, glasses, alloys, superconductors, etc.). Virginia Tech facilities include a Cameca IMS 7f GEO SIMS and a Cameca SX50 EMP . The responsibilities of the manager include: a) instrument maintenance and repair; b) analytical protocol development and software update; c) data collection, d) training and support of microprobe users. The candidate must have a strong understanding of micro-analytical analyses. Experience with SIMS instrumentation and EMP software and electronics are preferred. The position requires good interpersonal skills to interact with diverse users, including graduate and undergraduate students, postdocs and visiting researchers. The candidate will also help with efforts of attracting external users to help support the facilities. Finally, the position requires billing, bookkeeping and scheduling of users for the two instruments, as well as assistance of the users during analytical work.

Required Qualifications:
Working knowledge of electronics and vacuum systems, and additional technological expertise related with SIMS and/or EMP .

Demonstrated knowledge of both computer software and hardware related to controlling the SIMS and/or EMP .

A PhD in geosciences or materials science discipline. An exception may be granted for candidates with a Masters Degree in geoscience, material science, or related field but with significant relevant experience.

Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working with students and/or other users in a training capacity of these instruments.

Experience with SIMS for volatile (H, C, S, Cl, etc.) determination in minerals and melt inclusions.

Experience with EMP for chemical analyses of minerals and melt inclusions.

Knowledge of mineralogy, petrology, and material science.

Employment Conditions:

Must have a conviction check:
Yes

Describe Other:

Employment Comments:

How to Apply for this Job:
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to jobs.vt.edu. Search on posting # SR0160046. Review of applications will begin on May 6, 2016.

Employee Category:
Research Faculty

Appointment Type:
Restricted

If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
3 years from start date

FLSA Status:
Exempt: Not eligible for overtime

Tenure Status:
Non-Tenure Track

Academic Year or Calendar Year:
Calendar Year

Percent Employment:
Full-time

If part time, enter Percent Time:

Pay Band

Pay Range:

Department:
Geosciences

Location:
Blacksburg

Location, if not Blacksburg:

Location Zip Code:
24061

Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday

Job Posting Date:
04/15/2016

Review Begin Date:
05/06/2016

Job Close Date(if applicable):

Restricted to university employees only?

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on April 19, 2016, 10:14:26 am
Microbeam Specialist
Carnegie Institution - Washington, DC
This announcement is being circulated listing the qualifications for a position on the support staff at the Geophysical Laboratory located at 5251 Broad Branch Road, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Job Description:

The primary responsibility is to maintain and operate a focused ion beam – scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM) crossbeam system and other microbeam instruments. Daily operation includes training and providing assistance to new and visiting users, performing routine maintenance, sample preparation, and collaborating with staff and students. As a member of the electronics/microbeam analysis center, the person is expected to work with existing microbeam members to maintain smooth operation of the facility. The Laboratory supports world-class facilities in high-pressure research; organic, stable isotope and biogeochemistry; mineral physics and petrology; geochemistry; planetary science, and astrobiology. This is the perfect job for a person who wants to work in a small setting with a familial atmosphere and closely with variety of scientists on diverse research projects. See https://www.gl.ciw.edu/ for a listing of its research programs and facilities.

Position Requirements:

    Bachelor of Science degree in an appropriate field of science or technology with experience in microbeam analysis.
    Active knowledge of microbeam instruments including focused ion beam system, scanning electron microscope and electron microprobe.
    Previous experience in this type of work for at least one year.
    Communication and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with co-workers, supervisors, and outside specialists sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.


Preferred Attributes:

    Experience in operating and maintaining focused ion beam instrument, electron microprobe, or scanning electron microscopes.
    Familiarity with geological applications of electron microscopy, quantitative chemical analysis, FIB sample preparation, and microbeam analysis.
    Strong interest in developing analytical protocols and specialized techniques for sample recovery and fabrication


To submit an application, please fill out the application via this website. Required documents for the application are: a CV/resumé and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed starting May 15, 2016 and will continue until an appropriate candidate is hired.

The Microbeam Specialist will work at the Geophysical Laboratory location in Washington, D.C. The Carnegie Institution of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/microbeam-specialist-2/
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Jason in Singapore on April 20, 2016, 04:57:21 am

Hi all,

This is not an EPMA position sensu stricto, but the candidate will likely be involved with our EPMA (JXA-8530F).

The Earth Observatory of Singapore at Nanyang Technological University has an immediate opening for a laboratory manager to cover our SEM (JEOL JSM-7800F) and LA-ICP-MS (Photon Machines Analyte G2 coupled to Thermo iCap). Both are under service contract. Successful candidate will have ample opportunity to conduct their own research. The majority of use will be in the field of volcanic petrology. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.


Details can be found here:

http://www.earthobservatory.sg/careers/research-fellow-sem-and-la-icp-ms-facility-manager


Please forward to any interested parties. If interested, please submit application materials ASAP.

Kind Regards,

Jason Herrin
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Anette von der Handt on June 28, 2016, 09:43:52 am
Here is an open position for an electron microprobe operator in Greenville, South Carolina, in the private sector (you may be able to guess who it is) posted by a recruiting company.

Apply through the following link:
http://www.sccareersearch.com/single-result.php?job_number=37254&utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

Listing text:

Godshall is aiding a longtime and excellent client in their search for an Electron Microprobe Operator. The position will be primarily responsible for using performing non-destructive testing utilizing the electron mircoprobe analyzer (EMPA). Will also be required to follow company quality control policies and maintain conformance consistent with quality standards. Will also be responsible for maintaining equipment, supplies and consumables. Will report to the Lab Manager.

Salary: $35,000.00 to $45,000.00

REQUIREMENTS
Strong preference for experience with EMPs
Must have a chemistry background, ideally in Analytical Chemistry
Ideally will have an AS degree or higher
Two plus years in non-destructive testing and/or chemical micro analysis

BENEFITS/INCENTIVES
Company provides an excellent benefits package and will pay will pay overtime!

RECRUITER'S INSIGHT
This is a superb company and this will be a great career opportunity.
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on July 02, 2016, 07:46:17 am
Postdoctoral Position Available -  Remote Electron Microscopy for the Undergraduate Geoscience Classroom

We are seeking applicants for a one-year postdoctoral appointment at Florida International University, Miami, FL for the NSF/TUES project:  Expanding the Use of Online Remote Electron Microscopy in the Classroom to Transform Undergraduate Geoscience Education. 

Applicants should have some expertise operating an EPMA and/or SEM, a doctorate in Geoscience, and an interest in Geoscience Education.  Research objectives are to examine the impact of remote classroom use of electron microscopy to improve geoscience education outcomes, and to define best practices and obstacles for remote use of instrumentation by geoscience educators.  The post-doctoral fellow will provide instrument support to remote educational users, help develop geoscience curriculum using remote EPMA and SEM analysis, and participate in assessment processes. 

The Florida Center for Analytical Electron Microscopy at FIU (https://fcaem.fiu.edu/) has a full-time engineer in charge of instrument maintenance and development.  Project collaborators are Rosemary Hickey-Vargas (FIU); Jeffrey Ryan (USF); James MacDonald (FGCU) and Mary Beck (Valencia College). 

To apply, send a letter of interest, CV and names of 3 referees directly to hickey@fiu.edu.   The position is open as early as August 20, 2016 and no later than October 1, 2016. 
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on July 07, 2016, 02:06:18 pm
Research Specialist, Senior (Part Time/Temporary)
University of Arizona 226 reviews - Tucson, AZ
$48,000 a year - Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

https://uacareers.com/postings/11928

Successful applicant is expected to contribute to ongoing group research by examining and analyzing samples related to current projects using petrography and electron microprobe. The applicant will also assist faculty with manuscript preparation, assist with upkeep of the polishing room and research group microscopes, and where appropriate, work with graduate and undergraduate students to answer research-related questions, provide manuscript reviews, and participate in other related student-development activities.

The University of Arizona has been recognized on Forbes 2015 list of Americas Best Employers in the United States and has been awarded the 2015 Work-Life Seal of Distinction by the Alliance for Work-Life Progress!

Duties & Responsibilities

    Assist and mentor students with their studies through discussion, manuscript review and serving on student assessment committees.
    Analyze mineral specimens using petrographic or electron microprobe methods.
    Assist with manuscript preparation.
    Assist in upkeep of the geological sample polishing room and the two Niko petrographic microscopes.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Minimum Qualifications
Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications
Masters degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three years of related research experience; OR, Bachelors degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and four years of related research experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

Full Time/Part Time
Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week
10

Job Category
Research

Benefits Eligible
No

FLSA
Exempt

Posted Rate of Pay
48,000 annualized salary (prorated at .25 FTE)

Type of criminal background check required:
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on August 06, 2016, 09:33:34 pm
Cross posted from Anette:

Virginia Tech is looking for a lab manager responsible for their SIMS and EPMA.

Position summary:
The secondary ion probe (SIMS) and electron microprobe (EMP) are used for chemical analyses of natural and synthetic materials (minerals, glasses, alloys, superconductors, etc.). Virginia Tech facilities include a Cameca IMS 7f GEO SIMS and a Cameca SX50 EMP. The responsibilities of the manager include: a) instrument maintenance and repair; b) analytical protocol development and software update; c) data collection, d) training and support of microprobe users. The candidate must have a strong understanding of micro-analytical analyses. Experience with SIMS instrumentation and EMP software and electronics are preferred. The position requires good interpersonal skills to interact with diverse users, including graduate and undergraduate students, postdocs and visiting researchers. The candidate will also help with efforts of attracting external users to help support the facilities. Finally, the position requires billing, bookkeeping and scheduling of users for the two instruments, as well as assistance of the users during analytical work.

Required qualifications:

Working knowledge of electronics and vacuum systems, and additional technological expertise related with SIMS and/or EMP.

Demonstrated knowledge of both computer software and hardware related to controlling the SIMSand/or EMP.

A PhD in geosciences or materials science discipline. An exception may be granted for candidates with a Masters Degree in geoscience, material science, or related field but with significant relevant experience.

Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
Preferred qualifications:

Experience working with students and/or other users in a training capacity of these instruments.

Experience with SIMS for volatile (H, C, S, Cl, etc.) determination in minerals and melt inclusions.

Experience with EMP for chemical analyses of minerals and melt inclusions.

Knowledge of mineralogy, petrology, and material science.

More details here:

https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/66809
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on September 30, 2016, 02:49:10 pm
Electron Optics Analyst

This opening is with Alcoa Howmet, a division of Alcoa Power and Propulsion – a world leader in the investment casting of superalloys, aluminum and titanium primarily for jet aircraft and industrial gas turbine markets. For more information on Alcoa, visit us online at www.alcoa.com/

This position is located in the Howmet Research Center and will provide routine operation and maintenance of Electron Optics Instruments (Electron MicroProbe and Scanning Electron Microscope). This position provides support of Alcoa Power & Propulsion production facilities in microstructural analysis of castings and coatings, investing casting scrap characterization and failure analysis.

Basic Qualifications

    BS Degree in Materials Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Ceramic Engineering.
    2+ years experience of hands-on use of a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) or Electron Probe MicroAnalysis (EPMA)
    This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status.
    Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

    MS or Ph.D in Materials Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, or Geology
    Experience with fractography and failure analysis of metals.
    Experience with Wavelength Dispersive Spectroscopy (WDS) and Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD).
    Experience with sample preparation and microstructural evaluation of nickel-base, titanium-base alloys, or high temperature coatings.
    Experience with investment casting.
    Depending on qualifications and experience, this position may be filled as a job band 25.

Job Type
Experienced

Apply here

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?jobId=767431&partnerid=16&siteid=56&type=search&JobReqLang=1&codes=INDEED
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on October 19, 2016, 10:42:54 am
There are two faculty position openings in Physics/Materials Science at Fayetteville State
University:

Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics
https://jobs.uncfsu.edu/postings/14519

Assistant/Associate Professor of Physical Science
https://jobs.uncfsu.edu/postings/14513

FSU houses a field-emission EPMA. Candidates with expertise in EPMA are encouraged to apply.
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open - ANU
Post by: Malcolm Roberts on December 02, 2016, 12:31:47 am
This message from Melanie Rug, ANU, Canberra.......
Cheers,
Malc.

Dear Colleagues,

The add is out for a microprobe engineer position for CAM's new JEOL KXA8503F Field Emission gun electronprobe microanalyser (EPMA) which will be installed start of February 2017. If you could please let all relevant people know, that would be very much appreciated!

http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/514842/technical-officer-microprobe-engineer

Have a wonderful weekend,
Melanie


 

Dr. Melanie Rug | AMMRF Node Director and Centre Manager
Centre for Advanced Microscopy
 
The Australian National University
131 Garran Road | Acton ACT 2601
T: +61 2 61257649
melanie.rug@anu.edu.au | http://microscopy.anu.edu.au
 
CAM is part of the ANU node of the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF) |
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: John Donovan on December 12, 2016, 08:41:53 am
http://links.utexas.edu/blhrign

The Election Microbeam facility in the Jackson School of Geosciences is seeking a highly qualified researcher to operate Electron Microbeam (EPMA) JEOL JXA-8200, Environmental Scanning Electron Microprobe (ESEM) Phillips/FEI XL30 with Electron Backscattered Diffraction Detector (EBSD), SEM JEOL JSM-6490LV, and X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD) Bruker D8 Advance.

The vision of the facility is to develop leading capabilities of electron microbeam instrumentation to allow researchers in the Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, and those in the south-central region of the United States to conduct a broad range of high-impact, discovery class science.

Candidates must have a PhD degree in chemistry, materials science, geosciences or related areas, and have a strong background in electron microbeam methods. Successful applicants must be reliable, quick-learning, highly organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to work independently and in a team environment is important. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to delivering excellence in a timely manner and work well under pressure. Familiarity with geological applicants of electron microscopy, XRD, and/or EBSD is preferred. Applicants must demonstrate superior oral and written communication skills and will be expected to raise 25% of their salary support through externally funded projects. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Responsibilities include: maintaining all existing microbream instrumentation, training and assisting users, developing and improving analytical protocols, teaching short courses and workshops, planning lab improvements, managing the operating account for the lab, and conducting independent research.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, including a statement of relevant equipment experience and research interests; current curriculum vitae; and contact information for at least three references. Submit electronic copies of these materials online at http://links.utexas.edu/blhrign. For questions related to the search, please contact dgs@jsg.utexas.edu. Review of applications will continue
until the position is filled.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels.

--
Dr. Elizabeth Catlos
ejcatlos@gmail.com (also ejcatlos@jsg.utexas.edu)
Assoc. Professor
University of Texas at Austin
Jackson School of Geosciences
Dept. of Geological Sciences
1 University Sta. C9000 EPS 1.130
Austin, TX 78712
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Anette von der Handt on March 30, 2017, 11:44:18 am
Two positions opened at University of Michigan:

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Interim Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory Specialist, University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science and the Arts.

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences invites applications for an interim laboratory specialist for the Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory (EMAL). The position has an anticipated start date of May 15, 2017.

The successful applicant may choose to be interviewed for the permanent position, which will be either 100% staff, requiring a minimum of BS degree, or a combination 75% staff and 25% research scientist, requiring a PhD degree. The interim position is 100% staff, requiring a minimum of a B.S. degree, and applicants with M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will manage the highly productive central campus EMAL facility of the University of Michigan. Major instruments in the laboratory include: electron microprobe, FE-SEM, and XRDs. Duration of appointment will be determined by the needs of the applicant and laboratory. For full consideration, send a letter of application, vita, summary of relevant equipment experience, and contact information for three references by April 17, 2017.

Please send application materials as one single PDF attachment by email to the UM EMAL search committee:
UM.EMAL.Search.Committee@umich.edu.

The University of Michigan is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. For questions about this position, contact Professor Rebecca Lange (becky@umich.edu).

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Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory Manager/Specialist/Research Scientist, University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science and the Arts

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences invites applications for a laboratory manager/specialist/research scientist for the Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory (EMAL).

We seek applicants with expertise in electron microbeam techniques and with research interests in Earth and environmental sciences. The position can be either 100% staff, requiring at minimum a BS degree or a combination 75% staff and 25% research scientist, requiring a PhD degree.

The successful candidate will manage the highly productive EMAL facility on the central campus of the University of Michigan. Major instruments in the laboratory include: electron microprobe, FE-SEM, and XRDs. The appointed rank in the research scientist track (Assistant Research Scientist, Associate Research Scientist, Research Scientist) will depend on the qualifications of the individual. Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic credentials.

For full consideration, send a letter of application, vita, summary of relevant equipment experience, research statement, if applicable, and contact information for three references by May 5, 2017. Please send application materials as a single PDF attachment by email to the UM EMAL search committee: UM.EMAL.Search.Committee@umich.edu.

The position will remain open until filled and has a flexible start date. The University of Michigan is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. For questions about this position, contact Professor Rebecca Lange (becky@umich.edu).
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Anette von der Handt on April 19, 2017, 04:07:59 pm
The Election Microbeam facility in the UT Austin Jackson School of Geosciences is seeking a highly qualified researcher to operate:

Electron Microbeam (EPMA) JEOL JXA-8200
Environmental Scanning Electron Microprobe (ESEM) Phillips/FEI XL30 with
Electron Backscattered Diffraction Detector (EBSD)
SEM JEOL JSM-6490LV, and
X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD) Bruker D8 Advance.

Responsibilities include: maintaining all existing microbream instrumentation, training and assisting users, developing and improving analytical protocols, teaching short courses and workshops, planning lab improvements, managing the operating account for the lab, and conducting independent research.

If you know of any qualified/interested applicants, please encourage them to apply:

https://www.jsg.utexas.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Ebeam-JSG-Flyer.pdf

Feel free to reach out with any questions.

Best,
Liz

--
Dr. Elizabeth Catlos
ejcatlos@gmail.com
ejcatlos@jsg.utexas.edu (also)
Assoc. Professor
University of Texas at Austin
Jackson School of Geosciences
Dept. of Geological Sciences
1 University Sta. C9000 EPS 1.130
Austin, TX 78712
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on May 17, 2017, 09:10:00 am
Fayetteville State University has a new EPMA/SEM position opening:

https://jobs.uncfsu.edu/postings/15287

john
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Anette von der Handt on June 13, 2017, 08:50:55 am
Dear all,

a position is available at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge for an EPMA lab manager.

https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/LSU/job/LSU---Baton-Rouge/Associate---Research-5_R00012471-1

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Job Posting Title:
Associate - Research 5
   
Position Type:
Other Academic
   
Department:
LSUAM Science - GG - Metamorphic Petrology (Darrell J Henry (00004287))
   
Work Location:
LSU - Baton Rouge
   
Pay Grade:
Other Academic
 
The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Louisiana State University invites applicants for a highly qualified Electron Microanalysis Specialist to manage the operation and user training on our JEOL 8230 Electron Probe Micro-Analyzer (EPMA).

The successful candidate will work in a highly collaborative environment with faculty and student researchers from a broad range of disciplines including Geosciences, Physics, Coastal Sciences, Material Sciences and Engineering, Energy Sciences and Agricultural Sciences, and industrial researchers. The EPMA is a micro-analytical instrument that will service the region and enhance collaborative partnerships with historically black colleges and universities.

The JEOL EPMA is housed within the Chevron Geomaterials Characterization Lab (CGCL) in the Geology & Geophysics Department, which is part of our Shared Instrument Facility (SIF) as a campus-wide research instrumentation core. The EPMA Specialist will report to the SIF manager.

The successful applicant must have a MS degree with a strong research background in Chemistry, Materials Science, Geosciences or related areas and have experience in the operation of the EMPA.

The successful applicant must be reliable, highly organized, self-motivated, detail orientated, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. The ability to work independently and in a team environment is important.
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to delivering excellence in a timely manner.

The responsibilities of this position will include:
1. Day-to-day operations of the Electron Microprobe Lab.
2. Establishment of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for routine analytical techniques and training users on the operation of the instrument using the SOPs.
3. Support of the LSU educational mission through conducting lab demonstrations or performing analyses for and/or with students in educational courses.
4. Technical support and professional service to users as needed, such as scheduling, sample preparation, development of analytical strategies, instrument operation, and data acquisition.
5. Development of new experimental techniques that extend the application of the EPMA.
6. Routine preparation, instrument tuning, instrument maintenance and minor repairs.
7. Maintenance of a clean and organized lab, including routine safety checks and ordering supplies.
8. Recording of all instrument use and maintenance of log sheets for billing.
9. Report any issues associated with the EPMA to the SIF Manager
10. Other related duties as assigned by the SIF Manager, approved by the supervisor, including utilizing complementary analytical techniques for corroborating EPMA technique development, creating web based tools for learning electron microscopy fundamentals, and assisting with departmental courses utilizing instrumentation at the SIF.
Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Geosciences or related areas and a minimum of three (3) years of experience operating an EPMA.

Preferred Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Chemistry, Materials Science, Geosciences or related area.  Research experience using EPMA data and experience in the operation of the EPMA.
   
Additional Job Description:
   
Posting Date:
June 9, 2017
   
Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):
 
Additional Position Information:
Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!
   
Essential Position (Y/N):
No
   
EEO Statement:
LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.
   
HCM Contact Information:
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Anette von der Handt on August 31, 2017, 04:14:03 pm
The research staff position described below is now open for applications at the URL and job requisition number described therein. Please inform others you know who might be candidates for the position.

David London
Stubbeman-Drace Presidential Professor and Norman R. Gelphman Professor, and Director, Electron Microprobe Laboratory, University of Oklahoma
(405) 325-3253 (o), (405) 325-3140 (f)

Electron Microprobe Operator
University of Oklahoma
 
The Office of the Vice President of Research supports an electron microanalysis laboratory built around a Cameca SX100 microprobe as a core research facility of the university (https://ors.ou.edu/Microprobe/OUEMPLHome.html). This includes a fully funded, twelve-month annual staff position as Electron Microprobe Operator. That position is now open until filled with a starting date of October 1, 2017, and no later than January 1, 2018. Duties include daily operation of the microprobe and sample preparation for all clients, daily lab maintenance, periodic instrument maintenance (filament, roughing vacuum, etc.), coordinating major service with Cameca engineers, scheduling and bookkeeping of usage by clients, billing and payments, and an annual summary report of laboratory activity.

Minimum qualifications for the position include a master's degree in geosciences or a relevant discipline and some experience in electron beam methods of analysis and microprobe operation. Applicants must submit (1) a cover letter that includes career goals and prior experience in electron microprobe analysis, (2) a CV that includes employment history and responsibilities, (3) complete transcripts of baccalaureate and master's degree courses, and (4) letters from two individuals who are qualified to comment on the suitability of the applicant for the position.

In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit soonerway.ou.edu for more information.

Applicants must submit an ONLINE application at https://jobs.ou.edu for job requisition number 172628. Computers and personal assistance are available at the Office of Human Resources, 905 Asp, Rm.205, Norman, OK 73069.

The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on September 19, 2017, 10:45:40 am
See attachment below also...

JEOL (Germany) GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JEOL Ltd. Japan, was incorporated in Germany in 1997. The primary business of JEOL (Germany) GmbH is sales of new instruments and peripherals and support of a vast installed base of instruments throughout Austria, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and via our subsidiary company JEOL (Skandinaviska) AB located in Stockholm in Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

For our sales department in our main office in Freising (Munich), Germany we are looking for a Application Specialist EPMA w / m

Your tasks

   This is a fantastic opportunity to use your experience in electron microprobe analysis in a newly created position supporting our sales team. In this role, you will be an integral member of the Sales Team providing technical expertise to customers in the field.

   Working independently or with Sales Representatives, the Application Specialist calls on customer labs to provide pre and post sales technical support on JEOL electron microprobe systems, scanning microscopes with EDS/WDS/EBSD and XRF-systems. This includes performing pre-sales presentations, product demonstrations, and technical seminars for individuals and groups in response to field sales requests.

Your profile

    MS in natural sciences minimum, PhD preferred.
    Minimum 3-5 years experience of EPMA, EDS and WDS analysis
    Strong verbal (oral and written) and presentation skills required.
    A combination of expert troubleshooting and interpersonal skills are the keys to success in this position.
    You like the dialog with customers and business partners. You are customer-oriented in finding solutions with creativity. You like working in a young, motivated team and are open to take over responsibility.
    Joy in working in the field of high technology in research and science
    Very good English language skills in speech and writing
    German and/or Swedish language skills are an advantage

What’s in for you

·       Competitive pay
·       Opportunities for growth and training.
·       Stability of a profitable 60+ year old company.
·       Great work environment

Please send your application incl. your salary expectations and earliest starting date to the address below

JEOL (Germany) GmbH
Secretary's Office
Gute Änger 30
85356 Freising
Germany
 
or electronically to: personal@jeol.de
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on September 25, 2017, 01:39:39 pm
Not an EPMA position, but two SEMs and other equipment...

Dear Colleague,
Attached please find an announcement for a Geosciences Lab Manager position at UNR.  Please post within your Departments or let interested students and staff know of the opportunity.  Feel free to distribute to other interested schools and colleagues. Applications will close on Oct. 9, 2017.
Regards,

Wendy Calvin
_________________________________________

Wendy M Calvin 
Professor and Chair, Geological Sciences
http://www.unr.edu/geology/
University of Nevada, Reno 775-784-1785 wcalvin@unr.edu   
__________________________________________
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Julien on October 18, 2017, 07:19:42 pm
Dear microprobe community,

I have recently accepted a lab manager position at the ETH Zurich in Switzerland, and therefore the Electron Microprobe Lab at the University fo Colorado Boulder will soon need a new manager (Research Associate) for the JEOL-8230 by Spring 2018. Ideal candidate should be a motivated scientists with knowledge of Probe for EPMA and with interest in trace element analysis by EPMA and in analyzing beam sensitive material (carbonate, phosphate, hydrated sulfate…). More information about the lab available here: http://geode.colorado.edu/~jallaz/index.php?page=microprobe (http://geode.colorado.edu/~jallaz/index.php?page=microprobe)

There is no official ad to share yet but it will be coming very soon. However, Kevin Mahan, the lab director, will be at the GSA meeting in Seattle next week (October 22-25, 2017) if anyone interested would like to talk more about this position. Please send Kevin an email separately to Kevin.Mahan@colorado.edu to arrange something. Otherwise, please look for the ad coming soon!
 
Julien & Kevin
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Julien on December 11, 2017, 02:25:26 pm
The official ad and application page for the job opportunity at CU Boulder is now open:

Research Associate and Electron microprobe laboratory manager

Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado-Boulder

 

The Department of Geological Sciences at CU-Boulder is seeking applications for a lab manager to operate, instruct in the use of, maintain, and run the day-to-day operations of the department’s new JEOL JXA-8230 electron microprobe facility installed in 2016. The instrument is equipped with a LaB6 electron gun, 5 WDS, EDS, panchromatic CL, and Probe for EPMA software. Pursuit of independent and collaborative research with CU faculty is encouraged. See the attachment for a more complete description, and candidates may also contact Dr. Kevin Mahan (Kevin.mahan@colorado.edu) for additional information. The applications portal can be accessed here https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=12031&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.Wi7WKVMEMhE.mailto (https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=12031&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.Wi7WKVMEMhE.mailto)

 

Review of applications will begin immediately with a desired start date as early as April 15th, 2018. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

 

Additional information on the lab can be found at the facility website (http://geode.colorado.edu/~jallaz/index.php?page=microprobe (http://geode.colorado.edu/~jallaz/index.php?page=microprobe)).
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Anette von der Handt on December 18, 2017, 03:07:38 pm
Cross-listed from the MSA listserv.

Best,

Anette

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Please see the advertisement below and forward it to those you know who might be
interested.

Visit http://ors.ou.edu/Microprobe/OUEMPLhome.html for details of the equipment and
history of the laboratory.

Thank you,

David London
Stubbman-Drace Presidential Professor, Norman R. Gelphman Professor of Geology, and
Director, Electron Microprobe Laboratory
School of Geology & Geophysics, University of Oklahoma
100 East Boyd Street, Room 710 Sarkeys Energy Center
Norman, Oklahoma 73019

Electron Microprobe Laboratory: http://ors.ou.edu/Microprobe/OUEMPLhome.html

(405) 325 3253 (o)
(405) 325 3140 (f)

Electron Microprobe Operator/ Laboratory Manager
University of Oklahoma

The Office of the Vice President of Research supports an electron microanalysis laboratory built around a Cameca SX100 microprobe as a core research facility of the University (https://ors.ou.edu/Microprobe/OUEMPLHome.html). This includes a fully funded, twelve-month annual staff position as Electron Microprobe Operator/Laboratory Manager. The staff appointment level is Research Scientist II with a starting salary of $55K-$60K. This position is open until filled.

Duties include daily operation of the microprobe and sample preparation for all clients, daily lab maintenance, periodic instrument maintenance (filament, roughing vacuum, etc.), coordinating major service with Cameca engineers, scheduling and bookkeeping of usage by clients, billing and payments, and an annual summary report of laboratory activity. The appointment permits the operator to utilize the electron microprobe for research and personal use. Adjunct professor status and teaching opportunities in the School of Geology & Geophysics are possible for individuals who hold a Ph.D.

Qualifications for the position include (1) a Master's or Ph.D. degree in geosciences or a relevant discipline, (2) experience with designing analytical procedures for quantitative EMPA, (3) knowledge of the chemistry of major and minor elements in the common rock-forming minerals, and (4) experience with EMP operation
including basic maintenance. Applicants must submit (1) a cover letter that includes  career goals and prior experience in electron microprobe analysis, (2) a CV that includes employment history and responsibilities, (3) transcripts of baccalaureate and master's degree courses, and (4) two letters of recommendation from individuals who are qualified to comment on the suitability of the applicant for the position. Letters should be sent by the recommenders directly to Salina Wall (salinawall@ou.edu) with the subject line "EMPL operator letter".

In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside
Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the "Best Places to Live" rankings. Visit soonerway.ou.edu for more information.

Applicants must submit an ONLINE application at https://jobs.ou.edu for job requisition number 173902. Computers and personal assistance are available at the Office of Human Resources, 905 Asp, Rm.205, Norman, OK 73069.
The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities who meet the requirements of the position are encouraged to apply.
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Anette von der Handt on December 18, 2017, 03:10:10 pm
https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/35824

Electron Microprobe Lab Manager
Washington State University - Pullman, WA 99163

Washington State University ( WSU ) is currently seeking a Laboratory Manager for the Electron Microprobe facility in the GeoAnalytical lab, located in the School of the Environment on the Pullman campus. The position will be filled at the Research Associate level.

The Laboratory Manager’s responsibilities will include oversight and routine maintenance and operation of the Jeol 8500F electron microprobe and relevant sample preparation faciltites, sample preparation/prapration advice, billing customers for services, and course instruction. Specific operational responsibilities will include: setting up the instrument and monitoring its performance for customers/users collecting their own data; data collection and reduction, analysis for some customers, and instrument demonstrations for classes and visitors. In addition to instructing users in the operation of the instruments, the Manager will also be responsible for lectures and laboratory exercises in Geology 552, Analytical Methods in Earth Sciences. The Laboratory Manager will be expected to keep abreast of new technical developments, provide technical advice to faculty and students, and to conduct their own research and seek extramural funding.

Additional Information
The College
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic unit in the WSU system and a powerhouse of research, scholarly, and creative activity.

Comprised of social, natural, and physical sciences, humanities, mathematics, and the arts, the college’s foundational disciplines provide a strong framework for educational and research activities across the institution and fully support the University’s goal to advance knowledge through innovative scholarship and research.

The College is united by the spirit of inquiry, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, and strengthened by the college’s service to the community.

Benefits Package
Competitive benefits available, more details at hrs.wsu.edu/benefits

Anticipated Start Date

Tenure Track
No

Full-Time/Part-Time
Part Time

Appointment Status
Temporary

Position Term in Months
12 months

Monthly Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Required Qualifications
Required qualifications: Earned doctorate in a Geoscience discipline, at time of employment. Experience working with electron microprobe.

Preferred Qualifications

Background Check
Yes
Posting Detail Information

Type of Recruitment
Open Recruitment

Posting Open Date
12/08/2017

Screening Begin Date
02/01/2018

Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled (overrides close field)
Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants
Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

EEO Statement
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

Posting Number
20152338F
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on January 08, 2018, 10:12:26 am
An updated listing for the University of Oklahoma position is below (and attached pdf).

Electron Microprobe Operator/ Laboratory Manager
University of Oklahoma

The Office of the Vice President of Research supports an electron microanalysis laboratory built around a Cameca SX100 microprobe as a core research facility of the University (https://ors.ou.edu/Microprobe/OUEMPLHome.html). This includes a fully funded, twelve-month annual staff position as Electron Microprobe Operator/Laboratory Manager. The staff appointment level is Research Scientist II with a starting salary of $55K-$60K. This position is open until filled.

Duties include daily operation of the microprobe and sample preparation for all clients, daily lab maintenance, periodic instrument maintenance (filament, roughing vacuum, etc.), coordinating major service with Cameca engineers, scheduling and bookkeeping of usage by clients, billing and payments, and an annual summary report of laboratory activity. The appointment permits the operator to utilize the electron microprobe for research and personal use. Adjunct professor status and teaching opportunities in the School of Geology & Geophysics are possible for individuals who hold a Ph.D.

Qualifications for the position include (1) a Master's or Ph.D. degree in geosciences or a relevant discipline, (2) experience with designing analytical procedures for quantitative EMPA, (3) knowledge of the chemistry of major and minor elements in the common rock-forming minerals, and (4) experience with EMP operation including basic maintenance. Applicants must submit (1) a cover letter that includes career goals and prior experience in electron microprobe analysis, (2) a CV that includes employment history and responsibilities, (3) transcripts of baccalaureate and master's degree courses, and (4) two letters of recommendation from individuals who are qualified to comment on the suitability of the applicant for the position. Letters should be sent by the recommenders directly to Salina Wall (salinawall@ou.edu) with the subject line "EMPL operator letter".

In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit soonerway.ou.edu for more information.

Applicants must submit an ONLINE application at https://jobs.ou.edu for job requisition number 173902. Computers and personal assistance are available at the Office of Human Resources, 905 Asp, Rm.205, Norman, OK 73069.

The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities who meet the requirements of the position are encouraged to apply.
David London
Stubbman-Drace Presidential Professor, Norman R. Gelphman Professor of Geology, and       Director, Electron Microprobe Laboratory
School of Geology & Geophysics, University of Oklahoma
100 East Boyd Street, Room 710 Sarkeys Energy Center
Norman, Oklahoma 73019

Electron Microprobe Laboratory: http://ors.ou.edu/Microprobe/OUEMPLhome.html

(405) 325 3253 (o)
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Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Gareth D Hatton on January 15, 2018, 08:06:44 am
Research Scientist –Electron Micro Analysis (EPMA & SEM)

Apologies for the short notice, the deadline in this Friday.  The job is essentially the second operator on our Jeol 8500, we have Probe for EPMA with Probe image.  Please forward to anyone who is interested.  If you have any questions feel free to contact me via private message or email.

https://jobs.newscientist.com/en-gb/job/1401643476/research-scientist-electron-micro-analysis-epma-and-sem-/

Qualifications should be:

    PhD or equivalent in a science subject (direct experience of EPMA would be more important(my insertion))

    Electron microprobe analysis (EPMA) including quantitative analysis

    Expertise in scanning electron microscope (SEM) characterisation methods (including EDX)

    Demonstrable organisational skills

    A careful and diligent approach to work and the skill to work with often small sized samples

    The capability to communicate and collaborate with people at all levels

    Knowledge of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques.
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: smatveev on February 27, 2018, 06:38:11 am
Dear All,
 
GeoLab at Utrecht University houses the JEOL JXA-8530F FEG electron microprobe of the National Netherlands microprobe facility and is looking to hire and experienced person for support of the microprobe, as well as advanced electron microscope equipment (including FIB-SEM) at the EM facility.
 
Details of the position may be found here: https://ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/Vacancy.cfm?PortalID=4063&VacatureID=962802
 
The deadline for applications is March 31st, 2018.

Please feel free to pass this on to anyone who might be interested.
Regards,
 
Sergei
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Probeman on February 28, 2018, 01:49:35 pm
The University of British Columbia is posting an open position to manage and operate the EPMA, SEM and two XRDs:

Job Summary:
The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is appointing a person to manage three highly sophisticated laboratories: electron-probe microanalyzer, scanning electron microscope with energy dispersion X-ray spectrometer and image analysis system, and two X-ray powder diffractometers. The facility serves science and engineering departments on the UBC campus, as well as, students and faculty from several western Canadian universities, and clients from government labs and industry. The manager has the scientific expertise and management skills to: i) manage the overall operations of the labs, ii) directly supervise a Ph.D. level researcher, two M.Sc., and one B.Sc. level Research Assistants who perform the day-to-day work, iii) educate, advise and supervise the diverse users and clients of the laboratories, and to iv) perform independent research and accountable for the integrity of the data.

Organization Status:
The manager operates independently. As a professional scientist and an expert in the fields of electron-beam microanalysis, X-ray crystallography, and mineral and material  sciences, the manager develops administrative and scientific policy as appropriate to meet the needs of researchers and other clients.  The manager works closely with faculty members, supervises research scientists, advises users of the facility, and participates in the education of graduate students. This position reports to the Head of the Department and consults with the Director of Resources and Operations on administrative matters such as working conditions, contracts, billings, etc.

Work Performed:
a)   Manages the operations of the three major laboratories and the analytical work of faculty, research associates, post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students.  Instructs and supervises users of the facilities including system training, analytical techniques, and calibration methods to be used. Ensures quality control for accurate quantification of a wide diversity of methods.  Prepares written and verbal technical materials for instruction purposes.  Ensures appropriate safety training is given and procedures followed by users in the lab.
b)   The leadership and management of the facilities are solely the responsibility of the manager.  The manager is a professional scientist and assumes leadership of both research work done, and how the various commercial operations of the facility are directed.  The manager determines management style, how staff is utilized, and is responsible for financial decisions concerning purchasing equipment subject to compliance with UBC practices and with approval of the Head of Department.
c)   The manager is responsible for maintaining operational continuity of the instruments through maintenance and repair of instruments, instrument servicing, and vendor communication. The manager ensures that funds are available for instrument maintenance and repair from the fees collected from users and clients.
d)   Operates the complex of laboratories on a cost-recovery basis, administers for-profit operation of the laboratories for clients from other universities, industry and government agencies. Recovers salary and benefits to support a full-time Ph.D.-level researcher and 3 other research assistants responsible for doing contract work and from client fees. Manages an average annual gross income from user fees for the complex of between $170,000 and $600,000. Orders all equipment and supplies for facilities, has signing authority on all related research accounts, invoices academic, government and industry clients for user fees and reconciles facility accounts on a monthly basis.
e)   Shares advanced microbeam and diffraction techniques with graduate students both within the department and from other departments to provide knowledge and skills to carry out independent research in support of their research.
f)   Develops analytical methods based on current scientific advances to complement the needs of individual users and supervises interpretation of results. Provides strategic direction in securing new technology and instrumentation. Monitors instrument performance and adjustment of operating parameters to achieve optimum performance for specific analyses.  Purchases and tests new instruments, accessories and software and verifies their performance.
g)   Long-range planning for the facilities is solely the responsibility of the manager in consultation with EOAS research faculty. In this regard, the manager keeps up-to-date with both the scientific and technological aspects of the facilities and organizes funding through various granting agencies and whatever other sources become available. Applies independently and collaboratively for funds to support their research and to purchase new equipment.

Supervision Received:
The manager works independently and establishes priorities taking into account the goals and needs of UBC researchers and other clients. Advises the best methods for achieving these goals by applying the appropriate scientific principles.  The manager makes his/her own decisions on both scientific and technical aspects of the work and is responsible for monitoring use of funds and resources. The manager's work is reviewed annually by department head and advisory council of facility-users.

Supervision Given:
Trains and supervises all users of electron-probe microanalyzer, scanning electron microscope with energy dispersion X-ray spectrometer and image analysis system, and X-ray powder diffractometers. Oversees operations of three laboratories and, annually, provides supervision to as many as 150 faculty, research associates, post-doctoral fellows, undergraduate and graduate students, and clients from industry and government. Manages a Ph.D.-level researcher and two M.Sc.-/B.Sc.-level Research Assistants who are responsible for doing contract work, certain laboratory maintenance, and also participates in the training of the various clientele. From time to time, additional part-time employees are supervised.

Consequence of Error/Judgement:
The manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the facility and its instruments and for the quality of analytical work. Errors in analyses and/or poor supervision would lead to incorrect interpretation of research results and prevent the attainment of research goals.  Such errors would result in the loss of incalculable time and resources on behalf of the researchers.

Inefficient management of laboratory facilities and instruments would result in downtime that delays research, damage to very expensive instruments, and the inability to recover the cost of operations from user fees.
Issues such as these and others would be addressed by the head of department in consultation with the advisory council of facility-users.

Qualifications:
Post-graduate degree or equivalent professional designation if responsible for a research project or Undergraduate degree if not responsible for a research project.  Ph.D. degree in geosciences or other relevant disciplines and demonstrated productivity in the appropriate fields, or an M.Sc. degree combined with extensive experience pertinent to the position.  7 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience if not responsible for a research project. 5 years experience in a field of specialization or equivalent combination of education and experience if responsible for a research project.  Must have experience in the operation of EPMA, XRD, SEM, including basic maintenance.

Must have proficiency in designing analytical procedures for quantitative EMPA.

Experience in teaching post secondary level courses.

Expertise in the acquisition of high quality chemical analyses, the development of new analytical procedures.

Experience in teaching and supervision of students, faculty and visiting scientists.

A demonstrated record of peer-review publication and successful grantsmanship.  Ability to explain, assign, and monitor work. Ability to identify, obtain, and effectively manage organizational resources (e.g., people, materials, assets, budgets). Ability to identify key results from scientific research findings.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Please submit your application to: https://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/staff.php posting #29041
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Anette von der Handt on August 08, 2018, 09:18:30 pm
Please find below two listings in the private sector in Albany, OR for an R&D scientist and an R&D Engineer that may be of interest to some. Both listings have identical descriptions but have two individual requisition numbers so I am posting both. The description for the R&D scientist position is copied below.

Information and a link to apply you can find here:

For R&D Scientist
https://aecom.jobs/albany-or/rd-scientist-3/CEA0D77233674FB3B2FB7EA6D3B7BE49/job/?utm_campaign=Indeed&vs=1554&utm_medium=Job%20Aggregator&utm_source=Indeed-DE

and here:

For R&D Engineer
https://aecom.jobs/albany-or/rd-scientist-3/CEA0D77233674FB3B2FB7EA6D3B7BE49/job/?utm_campaign=Indeed&vs=1554&utm_medium=Job%20Aggregator&utm_source=Indeed-DE

Best,
Anette
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R&D Engineer 3, Albany, Oregon
Business Line Energy

Position Title R&D Scientist 3

United States of America - Oregon

Albany

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Research and Development Scientist 3 for our Albany, OR location.

The candidate shall have expertise in R&D work that focuses on the following;

Sample preparation and materials characterization techniques, such as;

X-ray diffraction

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

Electron Micro Probe Analysis (EMPA)

Focused Ion Beam-SEM

Characterization of REE phases in underclays, source rock, and coal by-products to help select which substrate should be the focus of developing REE extraction schemes.

Preparation of samples using metallographic specimen preparation techniques.

Development of solution-based separation methods for the recovery of rare earth elements from geologic materials and coal utilization waste streams.

Experimental design and analyses for coal, coal combustion by-products, and coal-related strata.

Material characterization studies of rock, and coal utilization byproducts using scanning electron microscopy and quantitative X-ray microanalysis.

Collection, processing and interpretation of geologic and geochemical data using statistical, numerical, graphical, GIS and other quantitative tools.

Proficiency in analytical laboratory instruments including; AAS, ICP-OES/MS, C-N LECO, acid/microwave digester, XRD, SEM with EDS and WDS, EPMA and XRF.

The candidate shall have experience and a working knowledge of the following instrumentation;

Rigaku Ultima-III X-ray Diffraction System.

FEI Inspect F SEM.

JEOL 8530F Plus Hyper Probe microprobe instruments as well as JADE, INCA (or AZTEC, upgraded version).

PerGeos software to process 2D and 3D data to determine composition and mineral and pore space distribution.

The candidate shall have a degree inearth sciences preferably geochemistry, or a geological and chemistry related field.

The candidate shall be required to interact effectively with multiple functional groups and facilitate university-industry government partnerships to drive innovation.

The candidate must be able to follow operating procedures to ensure laboratory safety.

A weekly update is provided to the supervisor describing the accomplishments and the next week’s forecast. Also, the applicant will include the relevant status of patents, publications or presentations. Reported information concerning publications and presentations shall include full title, author listing and journal or society name.

An update will be due by the end of the quarter briefly describing that quarter’s accomplishments.

The candidate will participate in group meetings. Group meetings are designed to allow the applicant to discuss current research and promote discussion with fellow researchers. The manager will request the applicant to provide a PowerPoint presentation for group meetings. The frequency of these presentations is generally once every 6 months but can occur at a higher rate.

This position will require extensive interface with customers and potential collaborative partners, so excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. The complexity of information to be managed will require excellent organization skills and attention to detail.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelors degree and 5 years of job-related experience in biology, chemistry, economics, geology, physics, mathematic or related scientific field or a Masters degree or equivalent. Excellent communications and analytical skills, working knowledge of computer systems and integrated software application programs. Position may require travel. Position may require the ability to pass and maintain a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph. D degree inearth sciences preferably geochemistry, or a geological and chemistry related field.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES:

Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 193427BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: John Donovan on August 09, 2018, 09:28:16 am
Please find below two listings in the private sector in Albany, OR for an R&D scientist and an R&D Engineer that may be of interest to some. Both listings have identical descriptions but have two individual requisition numbers so I am posting both. The description for the R&D scientist position is copied below.

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JEOL 8530F Plus Hyper Probe microprobe instruments as well as JADE, INCA (or AZTEC, upgraded version).

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Thank-you Anette for posting this job listing. 

This DOE lab is sort of in "our backyard" as the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Albany is only 40 minutes away from Eugene, and I just wanted to mention that last year NETL purchased, and I personally installed Probe for EPMA (and Probe Image) on their new JEOL 8530 instrument, so if any of you are thinking of applying for the job there, it already has the best EPMA software in the world running on it!    :D

You can see our installations here (scroll to the bottom of the page for the most recent sites):

https://probesoftware.com/Customer.html

I should also mention that Gareth Seward just finished installing Probe for EPMA (and Probe Image) for Jon Fellowes on both his Cameca SX100 and JEOL 8530 instruments at the University of Manchester in the UK.

And also Owen Neil will be training Brian Joy on Probe for EPMA and Probe Image on his JEOL 8530 at Queens University (Canada) in a couple of weeks (Brian in such a smart guy that he already has our software installed, configured and communicating with the instrument!). In fact he already obtained a quant analysis using the software!

I told him he'd better slow down or Owen will have nothing left to show him!  ;)
Title: Re: EPMA Positions Open
Post by: Jacob on October 09, 2018, 09:49:35 am
The Materials Engineering department at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC is hiring a technician to run their SEM lab.  This is my old lab, and consists of two tungsten filament SEMs (An Hitachi S3000N and an FEI Quanta 650) as well as an XRD (a Rigaku MultiFlex).  There's also a FESEM (Zeiss Sigma) in another building that needs looking after.  The full job posting can be found here: https://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/staff.php as posting 31497.

The summary is as follows:

Engineering Technician IV
This position supports research and teaching activities in Materials
Engineering. The position is primarily responsible for the operation and
maintenance of the Department's Microscopy Laboratory including the
polishing lab and one SEM in the AMPEL facility. The Microscopy
Laboratory equipment includes optical and scanning electron microscopes,
polishing equipment and X-Ray diffraction equipment. Technician is
responsible for instructing and training users (both academic and
commercial clients) in safe operation of the equipment.
This position supports research and teaching labs when needed. Works
with students and research staff to assist in developing experimental
and testing procedures. Conducts minor maintenance and repairs. Member
of the department Safety committee.