This position performs multidisciplinary research at the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS); primarily works with the Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM) and Focused Ion Beam (FIB) Microscopes within the core facility, which is designed to serve the entire Ohio State research community and beyond; utilizes FIB instruments to fabricate high quality specimens for subsequent characterization and analysis; applies practical knowledge of aberration-corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM), Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS), associated techniques, and data processing; initiates and conducts detailed, complex scientific experiments, functioning as a subject matter expert or technical consultant on one or more phases of the project(s); assists in the development of major experimental designs, written procedures for experimental data analysis and the application of electron microscopy and spectroscopy methods; assists FIB and TEM Instrument Managers with various aspects of operations and maintenance; assists students, staff, faculty, and visiting scientists with the planning, development, and execution of their research project(s); assists with teaching, training, and supervising users microscopy methods and how to operate CEMAS equipment; provides scientific and technical advice and helps troubleshoot experiments; advises users on sample preparation; submits detailed research proposals to government and private agencies; writes or edits progress reports, technical reports, or journal articles; reads and performs regular literature research in order to stay current with microscopy trends; attends weekly staff meetings; participates in the planning and implementation of the strategic plan; performs outreach to customers, such as demos, facility tours and development of materials for publicity; performs additional duties as required.
Additional Information for Applicants::
Unusual Working Conditions: This position requires the ability to regularly lift and replace Liquid Nitrogen containers, weighing up to 30 pounds.
Resume and cover letter required with application submission.
Master's degree in engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience; considerable experience in an engineering research capacity, including but not limited to transmission or scanning electron microscopy, FIB milling and TEM sample preparation, and collecting and processing spectroscopy data.
Ph.D. in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field; excellent organization, time management, verbal and written communication skills; ability to work successfully with a diverse group of scientists, students, and facility users; ability to independently meet research goals, solve problems, and develop scientific ideas.
Target Salary: $55,000.00 - $60,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Research
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.
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