September 28, 2016

Project Scientist Series -Electron Microscopy Scientific Staff

University of California - Irvine - Irvine, CA

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  • Company
    University of California - Irvine University of California - Irvine
  • Location
    Irvine, CA
  • Job Type
  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
  • Education
    Doctoral Degree
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Job Description


Job #JPF03682

* Institutes and Centers - Irvine Materials Research Institute


Open date: August 22nd, 2016
Next review date: October 31st, 2016
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: March 31st, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Manage the day-to-day operations and help guide the strategic build-out of the new transmission electron microscopy (TEM) facility at the UC Irvine Materials Research Institute (IRMI). IMRI has a large and growing user community of over 300 academic and industry users, with advanced materials characterization instruments that include state-of-the-art TEMs, scanning electron microscopes (SEMs), focused ion beam (FIB) systems, and a Kratos AXIS Supra surface science instrument (for details see IMRI has recently built a new TEM facility housing five major instruments, including four high-end TEMs (Nion UltraSTEM 200 HERMES, JEOL JEM-ARM300CF Grand ARM, JEM-2800, and JEM-2100F Cryo-TEM) and a dual-beam FIB (Tescan GAIA-3 XMH FIB-SEM). Both the Grand ARM and the 2100F Cryo-TEM will be equipped with Gatan s K2 cameras. IMRI is also equipped with a variety of TEM holders and specimen preparation tools.

A TEM scientific staff position for cryo-TEM specialist for biological and soft materials is available. The successful applicants must hold PhD or equivalent degrees in the areas of Biology, Medicine, Materials Science, Physics, or Chemistry, and be TEM experts with at least five years of in-depth, hands-on experience with cryo-TEM imaging, data analysis, biological sample preparation, and maintenance of TEM equipment. The applicant must have mastery of modern TEM instrumentation and methods, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Candidates with experience operating user facilities and expertise with advanced TEM techniques are of particular interest. Duties include: operate, maintain, and improve the TEMs; work with the IMRI leadership to identify and obtain accessories and additional equipment for a phased build-out of the TEM facility; train, supervise, and work directly with users to carry out research; co-manage all aspects of day-to-day IMRI operations; participate in teaching and outreach activities; promote IMRI on and off campus; secure grants, perform original research, attend scientific conferences, and publish scientific research in peer-reviewed journals.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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* Cover Letter
* Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
* Statement of Research
* Statement of Teaching (Optional)
* Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. (Optional)
* Misc / Additional (Optional)

3-5 letters of reference required.