Materials Characterization Lab and X-Ray Facility Manager

Job description

Job ID: 42818

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 01/01/9999


Chemistry and Biochemistry


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University seeks to fill a full-time facility manager position in the Materials Characterization Laboratory (MaCLab), with emphasis on the management of single-crystal and powder X-ray diffractometers. The facility manager oversees day-to-day operations, scheduling, equipment maintenance, user training, and assists with data collection, preparation of manuscripts, and research proposals. The manager serves as an expert consultant on matters related to specific techniques and is expected to keep current with developments in the field and contribute to the strong professional research environment within the department.
In addition to the suite of shared X-ray instruments, the successful candidate will establish consistent management and usage protocols for other MaCLab equipment (e.g., TGA/DSC, SQUID, X-ray fluorimeter). A prerequisite expertise in all of these instruments is not required, but the applicant will be required to learn new materials characterization techniques as a part of their job description.


Ph.D. degree in a relevant field. Excellent organizational, communication, and time management skills are essential.

Contact Info

Chair, MaCLab Search Committee
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Florida State University
95 Chieftan Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4390

University Information

Florida State University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a very high research activity institution with outstanding research facilities and infrastructure support. In addition, the state of Florida has recognized Florida State University as one of two preeminent research universities in the state. The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is in the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida State University. The department is consistently ranked in the top 50 schools in the nation and the chemistry program is well known as one of the top in the nation. The environment is highly collaborative with faculty members who have intersecting research interests that include many aspects of basic and applied research. Florida State University is home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.
The department also requires that qualified and interested applicants apply to: Application materials, including a 1-page cover letter, curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications, and a 1-page summary of materials characterization expertise should be uploaded at Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by email ([email protected]) or to: Chair, MaCLab Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, 95 Chieftan Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4390.

Open until filled

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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