Core Facility Rsrch Specialist (X-Ray)

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA Scientific / Healthcare

Job Reference #: 18001764

Core Facility Research Specialist
The University of Iowa Materials Analysis, Testing, and Fabrication (MATFab) Facility is an Office of the Vice President for Research core resource, offering a wide array of instrumentation to research investigators.
The MATFab Facility is seeking a Core Facility Research Specialist to:support X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Raman microscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM), and chemical fabrication and characterization instrumentation including spin coating, chemical etching, and optical profiling.

About Iowa CREATES
The Iowa Center for Research, Exploration, and Advanced Technology in Engineering and Sciences (Iowa-CREATES), which will open in spring 2019 in the Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratory (IATL) and house the new Materials Analysis, Testing, and Fabrication (MATFab) facility.
Iowa-CREATES and MatFab will bring together under one roof the most modern, sophisticated equipment that faculty and staff in the physical sciences and engineering need to conduct cutting-edge research.

Benefits Highlights
  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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Required Application Materials
In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload two submission-relevant attachments; a personal current resume, and a cover letter. These attachments should clearly address how the applicants meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position. Applicants who fail to submit the required materials will be considered incomplete and therefore are ineligible for interview.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

For additional information and a detailed job description, please visit the departmental website at:
https://research.uiowa.edu/office-r esearch-economic-development/open-positions

Contact
Sarah Tillman

Please note regarding references: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
Position Qualifications

Education or Equivalency Required
A Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Required Qualifications
  • At least two years of chemical analysis instrumentation experience.
  • Prior experience with maintenance and repair of research instrumentation for physical sciences and engineering applications.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a position of increasing responsibility.

Desirable Qualifications

  • PhD in a scientific field.
  • Post-degree professional experience of at least one year after the completion of the doctoral degree.
  • Familiarity with microscopy, spectroscopy, and/or methods for materials fabrication.
  • Familiarity with surface characterization techniques and data analysis.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Job ID: 67050

Posted 13 days ago

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