Research Associate III (Full Time)
UT Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Positions Available: 1
This is a replacement 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 allocate the beam time to users, maintain an experimental schedule and assist in design of user experiments. In addition, the candidate will be expecting to maintain records of usage, assist in the training/supervision of undergraduate/graduate students, post doctoral researchers, and visiting scholars, and conduct routine ion beam analysis and implantation for industrial clients. 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 will 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.
Qualifications and Requirements: Master of Science degree in Materials Science, Physics, Engineering or related field. Candidates must have a solid understanding of ion-solid interactions and experience in accelerator laboratory operations and management. This position requires 5 or more years of experience in the operation and maintenance of electrostatic tandem accelerators, negative ion sources, injector magnets, bending magnets, high vacuum beam lines, ion-beam focusing magnets, Faraday cups, high vacuum target chambers, and advanced ion detector electronics.
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