The ISN currently has an opening on staff for a full-time instrumentation specialist.
A brief description of the position follows here and additional details, including instructions on how to apply for this posting, are available on the Careers section of the MIT Human Resources website.
Instrumentation Specialist, Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN), to support diverse research activities and have hands-on daily responsibility for user training, operation, and maintenance for a variety of high-capability instruments (e.g., microscopy; spectroscopy; optical, thermal and mechanical characterization) at the ISN research facility. Responsibilities include providing one-on-one and group training for a variety of analytical tools and instruments with an emphasis on microscopy (3D X-ray microscope (X-Ray CT), scanning electron microscope (SEM), atomic force microscope (AFM), and other research instrumentation; training users on how to operate the research equipment and helping to explain the science of instrument capabilities and operations to help trainees better understand the underlying principles of how each instrument works; maintaining and troubleshooting research instrumentation, including performing simple repairs, cleanings, and routine calibrations and working with vendors/manufacturers to schedule service for more complex repairs/maintenance; and functioning as a member of the ISN research facility operations team, including ISN laboratory and facilities manager, the assistant to the ISN laboratory manager, and ISN research scientists; and assisting with other lab and facilities operations as needed.
Job Requirements —
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in the physical sciences or engineering and at least one year of hands-on experience operating and training people to use SEM, AFM, X-ray CT, or similar microscopy or spectroscopy equipment.
PREFERRED: comfort working with and training people with a wide range of experience levels, including faculty, students, postdocs, professional staff, and visiting U.S. government researchers; background working with a diverse range of complex materials, including polymers and (nano) composites; and experience operating high-capability instrumentation for materials characterization in a research focused laboratory.
This is not a position for someone interested in performing their own research.
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