Position summary: Responsibilities for this position are split between CSE’s Characterization Facility where the employee will manage the Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA) and the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences where the employee will provide teaching and service (e.g. departmental committees; mentor students) to the department.
Essential Functions: Characterization Facility responsibilities include: •Oversight of the Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA), including maintaining existing operations as well as developing new capabilities and methods. Monitoring the performance of the electron microprobe to ensure best performance and data quality. •Train and supervise users, including ensuring that appropriate procedures are followed regarding safety, care of instruments and devices, and quality of scientific products. •Outreach activities in maintaining and broadening the existing customer base of the lab and attracting new customers. Devising new outreach materials and participating in networking activities. •Interface with both the technical and administrative staff of the Characterization Facility as needed (including outreach/marketing events and materials aiding both the core facility and the scientist’s professional visibility) •Work with CharFac staff to assure invoicing is current and to review and set rates.
Earth & Environmental Sciences responsibilities include: •Formal teaching, including the 3-credit microprobe course, ESci 5353 •Outreach •Service/Committees •Mentoring students •Allowability for independent research
Minimum qualifications: •Advanced degree (MS or PhD) in physical sciences or engineering with substantial research and publication record. •Experience analyzing geological samples by Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA) is essential, including quantitative analysis, mapping, imaging, standardization, and familiarity with EPMA hardware and software. Some experience maintaining a microprobe is desirable, but some amount of on-the-job training is expected.
Preferred qualifications: •2-3 years of research experience. •Outreach and/or marketing experience.
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