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Position Opening: Museum Specialist (Geology)
The Department of Mineral Sciences at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. has a full time position opening in our analytical laboratories. We are seeking a person to assist a small group of full time researchers engaged in the study of meteorites, mineralogy, volcanology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, experimental petrology and biomineralogy.
The duties of this position include sample preparation, fabrication of custom-designed parts and sample holders and assistance in the Analytical Scanning Electron Microscope and Electron Microprobe Laboratories. Preparation of thin sections and polished mounts of a wide variety of materials including Antarctic meteorites, rocks and experimental products is an essential part of this position. The position also includes basic machining and fabrication of parts from a variety of materials for use in the analytical and experimental laboratories. In addition, this person will serve in a backup role in our electron beam laboratories assisting users and troubleshooting hardware and software issues.
We are looking for self-motivated applicants with a background in geologic sciences and the ability to work well in an exciting workplace with many challenges. All applicants must apply online at the USAJOBS website. No other applications can be accepted. Applications close September 16, 2011.
To apply please go to (open to the public):
Or for persons with status (current or former Federal employees):
Visit our website for more information about us: http://mineralsciences.si.edu/ or contact Tim Rose ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>), Analytical Laboratories Manager
Analytical Laboratories Manager
Department of Mineral Sciences