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Research Associate: Electron Microscopy & Microanalysis

Job Summary and Responsibilities:

The Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University invites applications for a Research Associate in Electron Microscopy and X-ray micro-analysis. We seek applicants with a PhD or equivalent experience with research interests or experience in geological, physical and materials sciences, environmental science, or related fields. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for a S-5000 cold-cathode Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope and a Hitachi S-4300 equipped with EDS, CL and EBSD detectors. The facility also houses a S-8100 Transmission Electron Microscope and familiarity with TEM would be a plus. Responsibilities for the position include day-to-day management, supervision and maintenance of instrumentation, assist individuals and research groups with data collection, contribute to the teaching of graduate level courses in analytical techniques, assist with the development of new analytical protocols, provide expertise and support for groups writing instrumentation and research grants or preparing data for publication, and other related duties as assigned.
To apply applicants must go to the University’s employment website ( and “Search Jobs,” for requisition number 90444) and fill out the necessary online forms. Next, applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement research experience, and names and contact information (including e-mail address) of at least three professional references. These documents should be uploaded to the employment website and we request that copies by e-mailed or sent directly to Dr. Callum Hetherington, Dept. of Geosciences, Texas Tech University, MS 1053, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053.

Additional information about Texas Tech University and the Department of Geosciences may be found at and Please e-mail questions regarding the position to Review of applicants will begin 15 January 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Texas Tech University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity. Texas Tech welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities.