Lab Manager - Ion Beam Materials Laboratory (Materials Science & Engineering)

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Ion Beam Materials Laboratory (IBML) Lab Manager - Materials Science & Engineering

Regular, Full-time, Market Range 08

This position is for a full-time operator or operations manager, depending on experience, for the Ion Beam Materials Laboratory in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Tennessee.  The successful candidate will have responsibilities for day-to-day operations and maintenance of the Ion Beam Materials Laboratory to ensure safe operation of the ion sources, accelerator, beam lines and endstations. The candidate is expected to make decision on routine repair/replacement parts, modest upgrades, and endstation modifications to improve effectiveness and usage.

The candidate will assist with allocating beam time to users, maintaining an experimental schedule and designing user experiments. In addition, the candidate will be expected to maintain records of usage, assist in the training/supervision of undergraduate/graduate students, post doctoral researchers, and visiting scholars. Depending on experience and training, the candidate will conduct or assist with routine ion beam analysis and implantation for users.

Additionally, the candidate will also be part of an integrated research team and will support and participate in ongoing research projects that are conducted at the Ion Beam Materials Laboratory.  Other duties may include contributing to publication of research in peer-reviewed journals, presentations at ion-beam related technical conferences, and assistance in the development of proposals for new research projects.


A Bachelor's degree in Materials Science and Engineering, or Physics, or related field with at least 5 years of experience in maintenance and operation of an ion accelerator laboratory is required.

A Master's degree in Materials Science and Engineering, or Physics, or related field with 5 years of experience in maintenance and operation of an ion accelerator laboratory and 3 years of experience in ion beam analysis is preferred.

For more information please contact Prof. William J. Weber: [email protected].

To apply please submit your application online and attach a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references.

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Materials Science & Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Nov 4, 2021, 10:18:14 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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