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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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