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Electron Microprobe Lab Manager

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Position Details

Position Information

Employee Type Faculty
Title Research Associate
Working Title Electron Microprobe Lab Manager
Position Number 110802
College/Area College of Arts and Sciences
Hiring Unit
Department Link

School of the Environment

Work Location Pullman
Zip Code 99163
Summary of Duties

Washington State University (WSU) is currently seeking a Laboratory Manager for the Electron Microprobe facility in the GeoAnalytical lab, located in the School of the Environment on the Pullman campus. The position will be filled at the Research Associate level.

The Laboratory Manager’s responsibilities will include oversight and routine maintenance and operation of the Jeol 8500F electron microprobe and relevant sample preparation faciltites, sample preparation/prapration advice, billing customers for services, and course instruction. Specific operational responsibilities will include: setting up the instrument and monitoring its performance for customers/users collecting their own data; data collection and reduction, analysis for some customers, and instrument demonstrations for classes and visitors. In addition to instructing users in the operation of the instruments, the Manager will also be responsible for lectures and laboratory exercises in Geology 552, Analytical Methods in Earth Sciences. The Laboratory Manager will be expected to keep abreast of new technical developments, provide technical advice to faculty and students, and to conduct their own research and seek extramural funding.

Additional Information

The College
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic unit in the WSU system and a powerhouse of research, scholarly, and creative activity.

Comprised of social, natural, and physical sciences, humanities, mathematics, and the arts, the college’s foundational disciplines provide a strong framework for educational and research activities across the institution and fully support the University’s goal to advance knowledge through innovative scholarship and research.

The College is united by the spirit of inquiry, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, and strengthened by the college’s service to the community.

Benefits Package
Competitive benefits available, more details at

Anticipated Start Date
Tenure Track No
Full-Time/Part-Time Part Time
Appointment Status Temporary
Position Term in Months 12 months
Monthly Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Required Qualifications

Required qualifications: Earned doctorate in a Geoscience discipline, at time of employment. Experience working with electron microprobe.

Preferred Qualifications
Background Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment
Posting Open Date 12/08/2017
Screening Begin Date 02/01/2018
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
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