Staff Research Associate 3

Riverside, CA
May 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Salary: $51,936 - $83,520
Title: Staff Research Associate 3
Category: Science and Research
Department: RED Research Centers
Date Posted: 05/01/2017

Position Information: This is a carrier position for electron microscopy laboratory technician. Responsibilities include assisting the facility manager in operation and routine maintenance of the electron and ion beam instruments and training and assisting users on specimen preparation, instrument operation, and related techniques and all phases of sample preparation for electron microscopy and microanalysis of inorganic materials as well as biological tissue. This person will generally work independently to determine the best methods and techniques required for each application, through experience, research or experimentation and perform other tasks required for operation of the facility as assigned by the facility manager.

Minimum Requirements: Technical AA degree or equivalent with background in laboratory sciences.
Knowledge of sample preparation for electron microscopy.
Experience in operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of electronic equipment and electrical devices.
Experience and knowledge in handling chemicals.
General computer skills and specific computer skills as related to microscope operation and microanalysis.
Good communication skills in dealing with staff and users of the facility.
Experience with digital image processing.
Demonstrated ability to maintain a clean and orderly laboratory environment.
Ability to take directions and to work well with a wide variety of people.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge and experience in the use of scanning and transmission electron microscopes.
Knowledge and experience in the use of focused ion beam instruments.
Knowledge and experience in the use and maintenance of vacuum equipment.
Associate degree or higher in electron microscopy.
Knowledge and experience in electron beam microanalysis.
Knowledge and experience in computer and web site maintenance.
Extensive knowledge of sample preparation and laboratory supplies.
Knowledge of UCR safety protocols.
Knowledge and experience in troubleshooting and repairing electronic and electrical devices
Good organizational and problem-solving skills.

Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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