Research Specialist I

Princeton, NJ
Jun 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition # 2017-7638
Department Geosciences
Category Research and Laboratory
Date Posted 6/9/2017
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline ..


This position will serve as both the manager of the mineral collection of the Department of Geosciences and as the manager of the High Pressure Laboratory.


Mineral Collections responsibilities include:
  • Completion of the inventory of the collection
  • Maintaining the database of the mineral collection, including assisting the IT staff with the relaunch of the mineral collection database
  • Improving the functionality of the teaching mineral collection
  • Processing donations and/or loans of specimens from the mineral collections to outside institutions, as directed by the faculty director of the collection

High Pressure Lab responsibilities include:
  • Maintenance of supplies and equipment in a static/dynamic high-pressure laboratory including diamond anvil cells, cell preparation equipment, and spectroscopic instrumentation
  • Carrying out basic characterization of samples using diffraction, spectroscopy, and micro-beam techniques; and training users in procedures and equipment usage


Bachelor's Degree in Geosciences or a closely-related field.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

RSP, 010

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Estimated Appointment End Date


Comments Related to End Date

This is a one-year term position, subject for renewal based on funding and satisfactory performance.

Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required


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