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« 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:

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« Reply #1 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

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« Reply #2 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
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« Reply #3 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. 
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CLAS Geology Alumni Faculty Scholar
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
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University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242  USA
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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.
 
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« Reply #4 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.
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« Reply #5 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.

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« Reply #6 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/
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« Reply #7 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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« Reply #8 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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« Reply #9 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
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« Reply #10 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
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« Reply #11 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

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« Reply #12 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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Re: EPMA Positions Open
« Reply #13 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.

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McCrone Associates, Inc.
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Re: EPMA Positions Open
« Reply #14 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.
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