E-Beam Lab Manager - Department of Geological Sciences

POSTED ON 5/14/2022 CLOSED ON 10/28/2022
The University of Texas at Austin Hired Organization Address Austin, TX Full Time

Job Posting for E-Beam Lab Manager - Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin

Job Posting Title: E-Beam Lab Manager - Department of Geological Sciences ---- Hiring Department: Department of Geological Sciences ---- Position Open To: All Applicants ---- Weekly Scheduled Hours: 40 ---- FLSA Status: Exempt ---- Earliest Start Date: Immediately ---- Position Duration: Expected to Continue ---- Location: UT MAIN CAMPUS ---- Job Details: General Notes The Electron Microbeam facility in the Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG) is seeking a highly qualified researcher to oversee and operate our instrumentation, including a JEOL JXA-8200 Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA); JEOL JSM-6490LV SEM with Cathodoluminescence (CL) and Electron Backscattered Diffraction Detector (EBSD) and Bruker D8 Advance X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD). The facility's vision is to develop leading capabilities of electron microbeam instrumentation to allow researchers and students in the Jackson School of Geosciences, the University of Texas at Austin, and those in the south-central region of the US to conduct a broad range of high-impact, discovery class science. The lab has a strategy to achieve this vision: (1) developing and operating efficiently and effectively, (2) creating a vibrant environment that attracts world-class scientists and (3) facilitating interactions within and among students and researchers across units of the Jackson School, the University of Texas at Austin, and the south-central US region. To be considered, applicants must have relevant work experience in the use and maintenance of electron and X-ray microbeam instruments. Applicants must commit to delivering excellence promptly and work well under pressure. Purpose This position is needed to oversee and operate our instrumentation, including a JEOL JXA-8200 Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA); JEOL JSM-6490LV SEM with Cathodoluminescence (CL) and Electron Backscattered Diffraction Detector (EBSD); and Bruker D8 Advance X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD). Responsibilities Maintenance and operation of three instruments (Electron Microprobe, Scanning Electron Microscope, and X-ray Diffractometer) at full functionality with optimal performance Training and assisting new and continuing users on these instruments Developing and improving analytical protocols Compiling and maintaining records of lab activity in support of invoicing and proposal preparation Support and maintain equipment relevant to the facility Required Qualifications M.S. degree in mineral science, geosciences, geochemistry, or geoscience-related areas and have a strong background in electron microbeam methods applied to natural (geological) materials. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Preferred Qualifications PhD in mineral science, geoscience, geochemistry, or geoscience-related areas. Must be reliable, quick-learning, highly organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Work independently in a team environment and with students is essential. Salary Range $65,000 plus depending on experience Working Conditions Environmental Demands: Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Physical Tasks: Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Lifting and moving Working with equipment and samples Required Materials Resume/CV Cover letter or letter of interest Statement describing expertise in any electron microbeam instrumentation Statement regarding the vision for training new or existing users 3 work references who will be willing to provide letters of reference Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes. Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above. ---- Employment Eligibility: Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval. ---- Retirement Plan Eligibility: The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. ---- Background Checks: A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position. ---- Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. ---- Pay Transparency: The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. ---- Employment Eligibility Verification: If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university. ---- E-Verify: The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following: E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF] E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF] Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF] Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF] ---- Compliance: Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031. The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2021 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.

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