Dear all,

new job postings keep rushing in. Here is another one for an EPMA
Laboratory Manager at Louisiana State University. Details see below, please.



Dear Colleagues,

The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Louisiana State University seeks
an energetic, motivated EPMA Laboratory Manager to oversee a new JEOL 8230
EPMA, described below. The complete application can be found


 Please forward this to any interested and qualified personnel. Thank you
in advance!


**EPMA Laboratory Specialist/Manager**

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Louisiana State University
invites applicants for a highly qualified researcher/laboratory specialist
to supervise and operate a newly purchased JEOL 8230 Electron Probe
Micro-Analyzer (EPMA). The successful candidate will work in a highly
collaborative environment that includes faculty, undergraduate and graduate
students, PhD researchers, and industrial partners across disciplinary
areas such as geosciences, coastal sciences, material sciences and
engineering, energy sciences and agricultural sciences. The EPMA is a
micro-analytical instrument that will service the region and enhance
collaborative partnerships with historically black colleges and
universities. The JEOL EPMA will be housed within the Chevron Geomaterials
Characterization Lab (CGCL) in the Geology & Geophysics Department, a
campus-wide facility that is part of the Shared Instrumentation Facility
(SIF) administrative infrastructure at LSU. The candidate will report to
the SIF Director.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Training undergraduate and
graduate students on the use of the instrument for class work and research
related to their degree programs; engaging with faculty and their research
groups in solving micro-analytical challenges aiding in interpretation of
results when appropriate; developing modified experimental procedures using
EPMA; performing daily maintenance and validations to ensure top
performance of the EPMA; developing and maintaining analytical standards;
Working on the installation and testing of the new instrument; managing and
executing internal and external industrial research programs using EPMA;
participating in the development and integration of the CGCL with the SIF
instrumentation; writing and co-author proposals to advance the
state-of-the-art in EPMA research.

 Required Qualifications: Masters of Science (MS) degree in Chemistry,
Materials Science, Geosciences or related areas; three years of EPMA
experience. Desired Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Materials Science,
Geosciences or related area; three years of EPMA experience.

 Successful applicants must be reliable, quick-learning, highly organized,
self-motivated, detail orientated, and possess excellent oral and written
communication skills and interpersonal and management skills. The ability
to work independently and in a team environment is important. Applicants
must demonstrate a commitment to delivering excellence in a timely manner.

 For full consideration, we request a letter of interest, statement of
relevant equipment experience, research interests, CV and contact
information for three people willing to provide references.

 Screening of applications will begin 15 May 2015.

 Address any questions to: Dr. Darrell Henry, [log in to unmask]

 Please fill out the online application at:



Darrell Henry

Campanile Charities Professor of Geology

217 Howe-Russell-Kniffen Complex

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-2693


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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