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Re: EPMA Positions Open
« Reply #30 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.

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Re: EPMA Positions Open
« Reply #31 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.

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Re: EPMA Positions Open
« Reply #32 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

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Re: EPMA Positions Open
« Reply #33 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).

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« Reply #34 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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Re: EPMA Positions Open
« Reply #35 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.

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Re: EPMA Positions Open
« Reply #36 on: February 23, 2016, 12:22:12 pm »
Laboratory Technician III
University of Wyoming
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$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 .

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Re: EPMA Positions Open
« Reply #37 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

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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
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Re: EPMA Positions Open
« Reply #38 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:

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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.

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Location:
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Job Posting Date:
04/15/2016

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Re: EPMA Positions Open
« Reply #39 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.

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Re: EPMA Positions Open
« Reply #40 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

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« Reply #41 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.
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« Reply #42 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. 
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« Reply #43 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.

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Full Time/Part Time
Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week
10

Job Category
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Benefits Eligible
No

FLSA
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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)
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« Reply #44 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
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