The CCMR currently supports three Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs) and a number of smaller 'seed' research groups through an NSF MRSEC grant and Cornell University support. Supporting CCMR and other research are the CCMR Shared Facilities which offer world-class materials analysis and processing equipment overseen by expert instrument managers. The CCMR facilities are dedicated to the microstructural analysis and characterization of metallic, ceramic, and polymeric materials, thin films and surfaces and support hundreds of campus researchers each year and external researchers from industry/academia.
The Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) has an immediate opening for an enthusiastic research scientist specializing in X ray diffraction/crystallography and/or surface analysis (XPS), and with knowledge of other techniques such as optical spectroscopy, electron microscopy and more. This technician will be responsible for maintenance, training and development of analytical equipment primarily in the CCMR Materials Facility. The CCMR facilities are dedicated to the microstructural analysis and characterization of metallic, ceramic, and polymeric materials, thin films and surfaces and support hundreds of campus researchers each year and external researchers from industry/academia.
Training researchers on safe and proper use of facility equipment. Developing instrument use and lab safety protocols.
Problem solving, developing robust solutions to sometimes complex research needs.
Maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing existing facility equipment.
Working with vacuum and ultra-high vacuum systems.
Evaluating, procuring, and assembling new and unique instrumentation that will often need to meet the needs of a variety of research groups.
Keeping records of equipment usage and maintenance for accounting, safety, and billing purposes.
Performing analyses for off-campus users and compiling research summary reports.
Master's degree in Materials Science, a physical science, engineering, or similar discipline.
3-5 years' experience with X ray or diffraction analysis techniques, e.g., powder diffraction, thin film diffraction, EBSD, XPS, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
2 – 3 years work experience operating materials characterization and advanced analytical instruments
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. preferred.
Experience with spectroscopic techniques and microscopy, e.g., optical, Raman, FTIR, SEM, and others.
Experience with hardware-software integration using Labview or similar program.
Experience with high-level data analysis using software such as Igor, Origin, Matlab, etc.
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