Electron Microbeam Lab Manager - Department of Geological Sciences

Employer
The University of Texas at Austin
Location
Austin, Texas (US)
Closing date
Feb 16, 2023

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Discipline
Interdisciplinary/Other
Career Level
Experienced
Education Level
PhD
Relocation Cost
Negotiable
Sector Type
Academia

Job Details

Electron Microbeam Lab Manager - Department of Geological Sciences

Earliest Start Date: Immediately

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Job Details: The Electron Microbeam facility in the Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG) is seeking a highly qualified researcher to oversee and operate our instrumentation, including a JEOL JXA-8200 Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA); JEOL JSM-6490LV SEM with Cathodoluminescence (CL) and Electron Backscattered Diffraction Detector (EBSD) and Bruker D8 Advance X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD). The facility's vision is to develop leading capabilities of electron microbeam instrumentation to allow researchers and students in the Jackson School of Geosciences, the University of Texas at Austin, and those in the south-central region of the US to conduct a broad range of high-impact, discovery class science.  The lab has a strategy to achieve this vision: (1) developing and operating efficiently and effectively, (2) creating a vibrant environment that attracts world-class scientists and (3) facilitating interactions within and among students and researchers across units of the Jackson School, the University of Texas at Austin, and the south-central US region. To be considered, applicants must have relevant work experience in the use and maintenance of electron and X-ray microbeam instruments. Electron microprobe experience is preferred. Applicants must commit to delivering excellence promptly and work well under pressure.

 

Purpose

This position is needed to oversee and operate our instrumentation, including a JEOL JXA-8200 Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA); JEOL JSM-6490LV SEM with Cathodoluminescence (CL) and Electron Backscattered Diffraction Detector (EBSD); and Bruker D8 Advance X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD).

 

Responsibilities

  • Maintenance and operation of three instruments (Electron Microprobe, Scanning Electron Microscope, and X-ray Diffractometer) at full functionality with optimal performance
  • Training and assisting new and continuing users on these instruments
  • Developing and improving analytical protocols
  • Compiling and maintaining records of lab activity in support of invoicing and proposal preparation
  • Support and maintain equipment relevant to the facility

 

Preferred Qualifications

PhD in mineral science, geoscience, geochemistry, or geoscience-related areas. Must be reliable, quick-learning, highly organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Work independently in a team environment and with students is essential.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Company

The Jackson School of Geosciences is among the most established and well-regarded geoscience programs in the world. The school includes the Department of Geological Sciences, one of the country’s oldest geoscience departments, and two world-renowned research units, the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics and the Bureau of Economic Geology. The school is home to the world’s largest academic geoscience community with 58 faculty, 150 research staff, and one of the largest combined graduate and undergraduate enrollments of any major geoscience program.

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