Transmission Electron Microscopy Scientist, Stanford Nano Shared Facilities
Job Number: 89222
Stanford's shared nanofacilities offer a comprehensive array of advanced nanofabrication and nanocharacterization tools. Over 1,200 researchers make use of the shared facilities each year to further their research programs. The goal of the shared facilities at Stanford University is to provide open, cost-effective access to state-of-the-art nanofabrication and nanocharacterization facilities for scientists and engineers from academia, small and large companies, and government laboratories. The TEMs are organized under SNSF in the Electron & Ion Microscopy Suite which also includes a FIB/SEM and two SEMs.
The Stanford Nano Shared Facilities (SNSF) is seeking a Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) scientist to help lead the operations of the facilities' Transmission Electron Microscopes, including the TF Tecnai, TF Titan and TF Spectra (expected early 2022). The TEM scientist will provide training and support to researchers, maintain, and optimize the microscope operation, work closely with equipment vendors, maintain, and develop training procedures, develop, and implement advanced techniques, assist and advice users on specimen preparation and data analysis, provide proof-of-concept service, and engage in research activities. Stanford's TEM instruments are compatible with a full suite of in-situ holders. The TEM scientist will work to utilize this range of advanced techniques to the highest extent, making them known to the user community, matching appropriate techniques to the individual research projects. S(he) will interact with the broader research community and equipment vendors to be aware of advances in the field and make recommendations and prepare proposals for future equipment purchases. S(he) will promote and collaborate in the publication and presentation of results.
Provide leadership and scientific expertise in the planning and implementation of major projects, services, facilities, and activities related to Transmission Electron Microscopy.
Develop advanced technological ideas, and guide their development into a final product or new approaches to research. Carry out complex or unique assignments important to the advancement of Transmission Electron Microscopy.
Provide expert consultation and collaboration regarding technical requirements, capabilities, and advancement opportunities; make substantive contributions in diverse technical areas of Transmission Electron Microscopy.
Provide technical direction to other research staff, engineering associates, technicians, and/or students; facilitate workshops and demonstrations on research methods; educate and train users on research methodology and effective tools and techniques in Transmission Electron Microscopy.
Contribute to, author, or co-author published articles, presentations, or scientific papers; identify research and development funding opportunities.
Supervise staff and resources to meet program objectives.
* - Other duties may also be assigned.
Education & Experience:
MS in materials science, physics, or related field plus at least 8 years of related experience; or a PhD in same fields with at least 4 years of TEM experience is highly desired. Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience is the minimum requirement.
Desired expertise in aberration-corrected S/TEM; and/or in-situ TEM; and/or environmental TEM; and/or 4D STEM; Expertise in sample preparation; Solid understanding of the principles of transmission electron microscopy, including imaging, diffraction, spectroscopy, simulations, data interpretation, etc. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Expert knowledge of the principles of engineering and related natural sciences.
Demonstrated project leadership experience.
Demonstrated experience leading and/or managing technical professionals.
Certifications and Licenses: None
Frequently grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally stand/walk, sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp forcefully.
Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, use a telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, operate foot and/or hand controls, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
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The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Location: Dean of Research, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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