Department: IU Bloomington Vice Provost For Research
A Materials Science Electron Microscopist position is available at Indiana University Bloomington. This position is part of the IUB Electron Microscopy Center (http://www.iu.edu/~iubemc/), which is a core facility that serves both the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses of Indiana University. The IUB-EMC currently has three Ph.D. level staff that manage five electron microscopes, including an FEI Teneo Volume Scope SBF-SEM, a JEOL 1010 TEM, a JEOL 1400plus cryo-TEM, a cryo-equipped JEOL 3200FS (S)TEM, and our most recent addition, a Thermo-Fisher Talos Arctica cryo-TEM. The JEOL 1400plus is equipped with a Gatan OneView CMOS camera that can record 4k x 4k CCD images at 25 fps (and smaller areas of the sensor as fast as 300 fps). It also has an EDX system containing an X-MaxN SSD detector from Oxford Instruments. The JEOL 3200FS is equipped with a Gatan UltraScan 4000 CCD camera and a DE-64 8k x 8k direct electron detection camera capable of full-frame streaming at up to 46 fps, as well as an Oxford EDX detector.
Responsibilities: · Help maintain and operate electron microscopes and related equipment · Weekly benchmark and optimize microscope performance for data collection · Participate in methods development/optimization for TEM,EDX, electron diffraction, STEM and EELS. · Interact closely with/train users in the use of electron microscopes and detectors, including data collection, and data analysis. · Maintain record of daily operations in the facility · Data management and storage. · Assist in proposal writings to access advanced EM capabilities or to upgrade IU EMC instrumentation.
IU Bloomington is located in the rolling hills and hardwood forests of southern Indiana. Bloomington is a liberal university town with a vibrant music and arts scene, but without the crowds and traffic of a large city. Indianapolis, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Chicago are all within a four-hour drive.
· Ph.D. in Materials Science, Metallurgy, Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other related discipline, or equivalent combination of science and/or engineering experience and education.
· Three years previous experience in materials characterization via electron microscopy, including expertise in one or more of the following analytical methods: TEM, STEM, EELS, electron tomography, in-situ microscopy.
· Demonstrated creative problem solving and research advancement skills through development and/or application of state-of-the-art characterization methodologies;
· Experience working on multiple research projects, including relevant time management and prioritization skills;
· Aptitude for building positive customer/collaborator relationships, and enthusiasm for building and maintaining a professional network;
· Experience and fulfillment in helping others to become successful;
· Strong dedication to quality, safety, collaboration, and teamwork.
Applicants should be good team players, and enjoy an open, collaborative and mutually respectful team environment. We are especially looking for applicants that are motivated to learn new technologies, take on new challenges, and to develop new methods and techniques.
Department Contact for Questions:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a brief description (~2 pages) of past materials science research experience, and contact information for three references. All application materials should be submitted through IU's job portal.
For additional information, please contact IUB-EMC faculty director, Roger Innes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
OAA #: 21905-08
Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
Internal Number: 7954
About Indiana University
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