X-ray Microscope (XRM) Postdoctoral Researcher
Posting DetailsPosting Information Vacancy TypePost DocIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoTime-Limited Appointment LengthNoIf Yes, Appointment LengthWorking TitleX-ray Microscope (XRM) Postdoctoral ResearcherAnticipated Hiring Range$47,500-$60,000Position Number00107476Work Schedule8am - 5pmFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.0Department140501 - Engineering ResearchDepartment 140501 - Engineering ResearchJob City & StateRaleighEssential Job Duties
The Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) seeks a talented and industrious experimentalist to join our team as an X-ray Microscope (XRM) Postdoctoral Researcher. The AIF is NC State’s primary shared facility for materials characterization with a mission to enable and lead state-of-the-art research through acquisition, development, maintenance, training, and access to major analytical and materials characterization instrumentation.
Duties & Responsibilities:
-Train internal NC State users and external academic, government, and industrial users on operation of the X-ray microscope and CT instrument and the analysis and interpretation of data.
-Engage and develop an internal NC State user base and users who come from outside the university.
-Provide technical advice to researchers studying a variety of material classes and collaborate with researchers on analyzing, interpreting, and visualizing the data.
-Perform X-ray microscopy services and analysis of data using the Zeiss Xradia 510 and the Bruker SkyScan 1174 instruments.
-Assist with maintenance and calibration of the Zeiss Xradia 510 and the Bruker SkyScan 1174 instruments.
-Create and maintain the laboratories’ safety plans in accordance with university policies
-Process internal paperwork associated with enabling and accounting for the activities on the instruments.
-Design, schedule, and execute at least 4 workshops and/or user short courses each year that inform users of established and emerging instrument techniques and data quantification methods to improve the quality of education and research at the University.
-Keep users informed of emerging techniques, training activities, and software/data analysis programs available.
-Stay abreast of software and hardware developments by reading current literature and attending relevant technical conferences and short courses.
-Communicate the need for instrument upgrades and develop strategies and proposals for acquiring equipment upgrades or replacements.
Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., M.D., D.V.M., Sc.D.) in appropriate field awarded no more than five (5) years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment.Departmental Required Skills
N/APreferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
-Proficient in operation of Zeiss Xradia instruments and use of associated software tools.
-Hands on experience with multiple commercially available visualization and analysis solutions (e.g., ORS, VG Studio MAX, Avizo, Bit Plane, Matlab, Amira, ImageJ)
-Working knowledge of applications in one of the primary application areas of materials science, life sciences, electronics, or natural resources
-Image processing experience and familiarity of methods/techniques required
-Strong writing, communication, and presentation skills on technical scientific content
N/ASpecial InstructionsJob Open Date09/18/2019Must Be Open Until
Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.10/02/2019Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire Date11/01/2019AA/EOE
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