Surface Analysis -Research Support Specialist III
Cornell University, United States
Updated: about 5 hours ago
Location: Ithaca, NEW YORK
Job Type: FullTime
Surface Analysis - Research Support Specialist III (Band G)
Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR)
The Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) supports fundamental materials research and serves students, scientists, and researchers from Cornell and other academic, government, or industry researchers from around the world. This vibrant and active facility of shared instrumentation is overseen by expert facility staff who maintain instruments, train the next generation of materials researchers, and analyze samples as a service. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
* Serve as primary contact for surface analysis via X ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS) and other related techniques such as profilometry, atomic force microscopy, confocal microscopy, and thin film deposition. Train researchers to use instrumentation safely and properly, while maintaining instruments at a high level.
* Perform analyses for off-campus users and compile research summary reports as needed.
* Monitor records of equipment usage and maintenance for accounting, safety, and billing purposes.
* Oversee operations within the facility and work with Center leadership to evaluate new and unique instrumentation that will meet needs of a variety of research groups. Procure and oversee installation of new instrumentation. May supervise facility staff or student workers.
Masters degree or equivalent in Materials Science, a physical science, engineering, or similar discipline.
3 5 years experience with surface analysis techniques, e.g., X-ray photoemission spectroscopy, optical confocal microscopy, atomic force microscopy, electric and magnetic device characterization.
Applicants must possess a strong work ethic and self-motivation.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
Excellent computer skills and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Ph. D. in Materials Science, a physical science, engineering, or similar discipline, or equivalent.
In depth understanding of surface analytical techniques.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills.
Organizational and supervisory experience.
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
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Research Support Spec III
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