TEMP-Lab/Research Support (Research Technician)

Job description

Job Title: TEMP-Lab/Research Support (Research Technician)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 220720
Job Summary

Provide support services in the operation and maintenance of an academic or research laboratory to include performing analyses; setup, operation, maintenance and cleaning of equipment; and maintaining stock of supplies. Specific duties will be determined based on assignment and unit needs. This position will interact on a consistent basis with: academic and/or research faculty members, staff and students This position typically will advise and counsel: lab users This position will supervise: NA


Job Duty 1 -
Setup, operate and maintain instruments and other equipment used in performing lab tests and experiments.

Job Duty 2 -
Order supplies and materials as required; maintain records.

Job Duty 3 -
Setup laboratory media/equipment for demonstrations.

Job Duty 4 -
May clean instruments, glassware and other lab equipment.

Job Duty 5 -
Prepare and process laboratory samples for use in assigned tests.

Job Duty 6 -
Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

This job requires working knowledge in the use of instrumentation and other lab equipment, laboratory processes and procedures specific to assigned lab. Skills in inventory management and the use of specialized computer applications is required.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Position of Trust

Materials Characterization Research Associate in the IEN/ IMat Materials Characterization Facility

The Materials Characterization Facility (MCF) at Georgia Tech is available to academic, industry, and government users and offers a wide variety of microscopy and characterization tools as well as skilled research staff to support researchers’ needs. The facility offers shared-user access to the latest in imaging and analysis technology, which can be accessed by users 24 hours a day. It also provides a full contingent of services for researchers including:

  • Equipment training
  • Remote sample prep and analysis
  • Process and imaging consultations

The management of the MCF is seeking a research associate to help with the above services and with the following key responsibilities:

  • Equipment calibration, evaluation, and maintenance
  • Advanced analytical technique instruction
  • Report preparation
  • Coordination of lab activities (training, usage, analysis, demonstrations, etc.)

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science/Engineering, Physics, or a related discipline
  • At least 2 – 3 years working with analysis tools such as SEM, AFM, XPS, Raman, etc.
  • Experience working as part of a team in a multi-user environment or serving a larger community of users
  • Experience in teaching, training, or tutoring multiple students.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

The labs of the MCF house ~30 high-end imaging and analysis tools including SEM’s, TEM’s, Scanning Probe Microscopy tools, Surface-Science systems, and X-ray Diffraction units. Annually, the labs serve ~450 users and ~120 PI’s from both GT and other universities.




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Posted: 9/18/2020
Application Due: 10/14/2020
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