Dear probeusers,

miss the mountains? Like skiing? Maybe this is of interest to you.

Please find below a job ad for a Technician in the Materials
Characterization Lab (includes EPMA, SEM etc)  at the University of Wyoming.

Cheers,

Anette



*Laboratory Technician III*
University of Wyoming
Family Medicine Residency Program
$45,024 a year

*Job Description* *Job Title:* Laboratory Technician III *Job ID:* 7880
Location: Main Campus *Full/Part Time:* Full-Time *Regular/Temporary:*
Regular FLSA Status: Exempt *Department:* 21090 Geology & Geophysics *Minimum
Rate:* $45,024.00 *Date Opened:* 02/10/2016 *Closes at 11:59PM MT on*
03/02/2016

Please Note

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our
employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates
who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse
initiatives.

*Essential Duties *


   - Assist and train users with all instrumentation in the Materials
   Characterization Laboratory. Focus is on SEM and XRF, but also included are
   XRD, Microprobe, and FE-SEM. Assist with hands-on instruction of students
   in formal microbeam classes as required.
   - Collaborate in research involving microanalytical techniques,
   measurement design, data acquisition, error analysis, and data analysis.
   - Perform data acquisition for contract users. Perform data processing
   for contract users as needed.
   - Advise faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral
   researchers and other researchers in effective and appropriate applications
   of electron microbeam techniques to their research problems.
   - Assist in sample preparation for microanalysis and other applications.
   - Perform routine maintenance of major equipment and other laboratory
   instrumentation.
   - Maintain and upgrade computer software specific to laboratory
   instrumentation or data analysis applications.
   - Perform repairs or upgrades of equipment if possible.
   - Monitor instrument performance and data quality.


*Minimum Qualifications *

   - Bachelor's level degree and two years of experience in electron
   microscopy.
   - Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.


*Desired Qualifications *


   - Master's level degree or equivalent involving characterization of
   solid materials
   - Hands-on experience in scanning electron microscopy and X-ray
   spectroscopy


*Some experience in one or more of the following methods:*

   - X-Ray Fluoresence analysis
   - X-Ray Diffraction
   - Electron Probe Microanalysis
   - Experience in one-on-one and/or small group technical training
   - Demonstrated experience in analytical quality assurance/quality
   control considerations.


*Required Materials *

   - Complete on-line application, resume, cover letter, and contact
   information for three work-related references.


*Hiring Statement*

*The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected
veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University
policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement , please
see **The Diversity & Fairness page **. *

*We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being
considered for employment.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the
completion of the background check.*

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the
application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least
three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

*Welcome to Laramie*

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the
heart of the Rocky Mountain West. Wyoming is investing in its university,
helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach.

The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and is a
cultural center for the state. Located on a high plain between the Laramie
and Snowy Range mountain ranges, Laramie has more than 300 days of sunshine
a year and is near year-round outdoor activities that include skiing,
hiking, camping, bicycling, fishing and climbing.

The community provides the advantages of a major university and a
distinctive identity as an important city in a frontier state.  Laramie is
near many of Colorado's major cities and university communities (Fort
Collins: 1 hour; Boulder: 1.5 hours; Denver: 2 hours; Colorado Springs; 4
hours).


-- 
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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