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Director, Nanotechnology Laboratory

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Please attach the following 2 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: (1) Cover letter and (2) Resume which should include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number SF00522
Job Title Director, Nanotechnology Laboratory
Position Number 109109
FTE 1.00
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Professional Staff
Union PSA/NEA - Professional Staff Assoc
Pay Grade Level 14
Pay Grade Range $71,279 - $90,722
Status Calendar Year, Full-time, Limited

Department Information

Department Outreach Administration
Contact(s)

Gail Henriques
Faculty/Non-Classified Professional Staff Recruitment
Office of Human Resources
URI
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(Please note: Applications must be submitted directly online only at: https://jobs.uri.edu)

Contact Phone/Extension
Contact Email
Physical Demands
Campus Location Kingston
Grant Funded Yes
Extension Contingency Notes

Position is full-time calendar year, limited to 08-31-2018 with anticipated renewal.

Duties and Responsibilities

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This search is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 24, 2017. Second consideration may be given to applications received by December 1, 2017. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (December 1, 2017) may not be given full consideration.
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BASIC FUNCTION:

Utilize significant expertise in electron microscopy to manage several core instruments within the University, operated through the RI NSF EPSCoR program and the URI College of Engineering. Support, participate in, and lead a broad range of research activities across academia and industry associated with nanoscale characterization including, but not limited to, inorganic and organic nanomaterials, emulsions, nanostructured devices, and biological specimens.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage, operate and perform routine maintenance of instruments that support academic and industry clientele, including a Zeiss Sigma VP Field-Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FE-SEM) and a JEOL JEM-2100 Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), both have cryo capabilities.

Train students, faculty, and staff in instrument operation, and develop training workshops and/or modules that can be integrated into courses and/or accessed remotely.

Collaborate with students, faculty, and staff on their sample characterization projects and develop, and/or optimize protocols.

Collaborate with faculty on developing funding opportunities.

Remain current in material characterization techniques through additional training and professional development opportunities.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform other duties as required.

LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:

Zeiss Sigma VP Field-Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FE-SEM) and JEOL JEM-2100 Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM.)


ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Required Qualifications

REQUIRED:

1. Master’s degree in a science or engineering discipline.

2. Minimum of five years of relevant work experience such as: (examples: research assistant at nanotechnology laboratory; material characterization experience in industry).

3. Demonstrated expertise in FE-SEM and TEM.

4. Demonstrated training experience.

5. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.

6. Demonstrated track record of scholarly work (including publications and presentations).

7. Demonstrated experience in repairing and augmenting instrumentation.

8. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

9. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

10. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred Qualifications

PREFERRED:

1. Ph.D. or postdoctoral training in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

2. Demonstrated expertise in X-ray diffraction, dynamic light scattering, and optical microscopy.

3. Demonstrated ability to prepare grant proposals.

Environmental Conditions

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Date 11/09/2017
Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the following 2 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: (1) Cover letter and (2) Resume which should include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.uri.edu/postings/2887

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s degree in a science or engineering discipline?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of five years of relevant work experience such as: (examples: research assistant at nanotechnology laboratory; material characterization experience in industry)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have demonstrated expertise in FE-SEM and TEM?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have demonstrated training experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have demonstrated ability to work collaboratively?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have demonstrated track record of scholarly work (including publications and presentations)?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have demonstrated experience in repairing and augmenting instrumentation?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you have demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other