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Electron Microprobe Research Scientist, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Employer
University of Minnesota, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Twin Cities
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Closing date
Jan 8, 2023
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Electron Microprobe Research Scientist, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

The University Minnesota seeks applications for an Electron Microprobe Research Scientist. Responsibilities will include operation, supervision and routine maintenance of a state-of-the-art field emission JEOL JXA-8530FPlus Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA).  Further details of the EPMA and laboratory features are here https://probelab.esci.umn.edu/.  Responsibilities for this position will be divided 50% each between the Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences (https://cse.umn.edu/esci) and the College of Science and Engineering Characterization Facility (https://cse.umn.edu/charfac).

Experience analyzing geological samples by EMPA is essential, including quantitative analysis, mapping, imaging, standardization, and familiarity with EPMA hardware and software.  Some experience maintaining a microprobe is desirable, but some amount of on-the-job training is expected.  The successful applicant will also be expected to provide user training, including teaching ESCI classes on microprobe theory and applications, and to assist/consult/collaborate with UMinn researchers and students, as well as customers from industry and external academic institutions, on research projects. The position also provides opportunities to conduct independent research using the microprobe as well as other facilities available at UMN.  The successful applicant is expected to participate in collegial, mentoring, outreach and DEI activities in the ESCI department, and interface with both the technical and administrative staff of the Characterization Facility as needed (including outreach/marketing events and materials aiding both the core facility and the scientist’s professional visibility)

An M.S. or Ph.D. degree in physical sciences or engineering is required.  This non-tenure research track position, candidates should go to https://hr.umn.edu/Jobs/Find-Job and search for job ID 352825 to upload a cover letter, resume (CV), statement of research interests, and names/contact information of three references.   Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact Marc Hirschmann mmh@umn.edu or Greg Haugstad haugs001@umn.edu

Diversity

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

 

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University’s Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:  https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax

Company

The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences is part of the College of Science & Engineering, Twin Cities campus, and houses research programs as well as state-of-the-art analytical facilities spanning a broad spectrum of Earth Science disciplines (further information is available at: https://cse.umn.edu/esci).  The department and its faculty also maintain strong connections and collaborations with other relevant research units in the School of Earth &  Environmental Sciences and across the University including  (but not limited to) the Polar Geospatial Center, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, the Minnesota Geological Survey, Continental Scientific Drilling Facility, and the Institute for Rock Magnetism. Faculty, staff, and students in the department are engaged in a strong and growing commitment to DEI initiatives within our unit, at the College and University levels, regionally in Minnesota, and beyond. 

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Telephone
612-625-5068
Location
116 CHURCH ST SE
150 TATE HALL
Minneapolis
MN
55455-0149
United States
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