Dear probers,

there is a job opening for a microbeam specialist at the Carnegie
Institution in Washington, DC. Details see below.



*Microbeam Specialist*
Carnegie Institution - Washington, DC
 This announcement is being circulated listing the qualifications for a
position on the staff at the Geophysical Laboratory located at 5251 Broad
Branch Road, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Job Description:

The primary responsibility is to maintain and operate focused ion beam –
scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM) crossbeam system and other microbeam
instruments, including training and providing assistance to new and
visiting users, performing routine maintenance, sample preparation, and
collaborating with staff and students. As a member of the
electronics/microbeam analysis center, the person is expected to work with
existing microbeam members to maintain smooth operation of the facility.
The Laboratory supports world-class facilities in high-pressure research;
organic, stable isotope and biogeochemistry; mineral physics and petrology;
and astrobiology. See for a listing of its research
programs and facilities.

Position Requirements:

   - Bachelor of Science degree or an advanced degree in an appropriate
   field of science or technology with experience in microbeam analysis.

   - Active knowledge of microbeam instruments including scanning electron
   microscope and electron microprobe.

   - Communication and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with
   co-workers, supervisors and outside specialists sufficient to exchange or
   convey information and to receive work direction.

Preferred Attributes:

   - Experience in operating and maintaining focused ion beam equipment and
   scanning electron microscopes is desirable.
   - Familiarity with geological applications of electron microscopy, FIB
   preparation, and microbeam analysis is desirable.

Required documents for the application are: a cover letter, a CV/resumé,
and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed
starting March 9, 2015 and will continue until an appropriate candidate is

*Only complete applications submitted via this website will be considered. *

The Microbeam Specialist will work at the Geophysical Laboratory location
in Washington, D.C. The Carnegie Institution of Washington is an equal
opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of
gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability,or other
protected group status.

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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