Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
ELECTRON AND SURFACE MICROSCOPY INSTRUMENTATION SPECIALIST, Institute for Soldier Nanotechnology (ISN), to support diverse research, with hands-on daily responsibility for the operation, maintenance, and user training for nano-visualization and selected other high capability research instruments at the ISN research facility. Responsibilities include providing one-on-one and group training for a variety of nano-visualization instruments (scanning electron microscopes), atomic force microscopes (AFM), and other high capability scientific research equipment; maintaining/troubleshooting nano-visualization and other high capability research instrumentation including simple repairs, cleanings, routine calibrations, etc., and working with vendors to schedule more complex repairs/maintenance; expanding expertise as additional equipment is added to the facility; and collaborating with ISN research facility colleagues in supporting other needs of facility users.
This is not a position for someone interested in performing her/his own research.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in the physical sciences/engineering and three years’ hands-on experience operating electron microscopy (SEM). Seek a hands-on, people-oriented team player who is comfortable working with and training people with a wide range of experience levels, including faculty, students, postdocs, professional staff, and visiting researchers. A strong background working with a diverse range of complex materials including polymers and nanocomposites preferred. Familiarity with additional pieces of complex scientific research equipment (e.g., for optical, mechanical or thermal characterization) would be a plus, as would knowledge of materials processing or wet and dry lab operations. Ability and desire to take ownership for ISN SEM and other nano-visualization instruments and to learn how to operate, maintain, and train users in the basic use of additional pieces of high-capability scientific research equipment also preferred; as are multiple years of experience with other high-level nano-visualization instrumentation. Job #17034
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