another open position, this time at Texas A&M. 'Tis the season of probe
jobs, apparently. Details follow below.
*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
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
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).
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
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 Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Dr. Anette von der Handt
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Minnesota
310 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Office phone: (612) 624-7370
Office fax: (612) 625-3819
Lab phone: (612) 624-3539
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