[ES_JOBS_NET] FW: Position Available: Electron Microprobe Lab Manager

Baker, Leslie (lbaker@uidaho.edu) lbaker at uidaho.edu
Thu Aug 14 12:25:40 MDT 2014


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<http://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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