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Collaboration Core within the College of Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 3.
The Research Scientist/Engineer will be responsible for the training and sample evaluation using a variety of techniques within the Molecular Analysis Facility (MAF) laboratory environment. Primary emphasis will be on general materials characterization with our optics related systems (laser systems, confocal, Raman, etc), but applicant must also be able to pivot to other applications such as surface plasmon resonance (SPR), GDOES, XANES, and others. Applicants must have strong mechanical/maintenance skills as well as basic sample preparation and handling skills. Demonstrated customer service skills and mentoring capabilities are key required capabilities. This position supports a multi-user facility and does not conduct individual research.
RESPONSIBILITIES: •Work with other facility staff and users to perform and train users in project planning, sample preparation, execution of analysis, interpretation of results to characterize, document, and report various types of samples within the user facility (40%) •Assume primary responsibility for several pieces of complex laser-based equipment (as well as other types of tools as needed) used in analysis and characterization. Responsibilities of tool ownership include maintenance and repairs, system documentation, training, user support, user safety and oversight of contract vendor activities. (40%) •Create, document, and execute standard operating procedures and protocols (10%) •Ensure compliance with UW and local regulatory and permitting authorities’ lab requirements (10%)
REQUIREMENTS: •Master’s degree in science or engineering required. •At least 1 year experience working with laser related systems and material characterization. Must have hands on experience setting up/tuning laser optics. •Written and oral communication: Ability to write and document lab policies and procedures clearly, contribute to technical and educational resources (manuals, videos, web pages), and prepare and present materials, lectures, and presentations to group and individual guests to MAF. •Customer service: Demonstrated ability to train and interact with scientists with a wide range of backgrounds. •Ability to efficiently multi-task and complete multiple projects in a timely manner. •Strong background in instrument maintenance and chemical safety.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •PhD in science or engineering preferred. •Experience working with materials characterization equipment and sample preparation, preferably in a multi-user, multi-disciplinary research-oriented facility. •Materials characterization using confocal microscopy, Raman microscopy, Surface plasmon resonance, Glow discharge, XANES and/or ellipsometry. •Ability to plan and execute complex projects. •Extensive background in chemistry, engineering, materials science, and/or physics.
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