[MSA-talk] Electron Microprobe Operator/ Laboratory Manager University of Oklahoma

dlondon at ou.edu dlondon at ou.edu
Mon Dec 18 09:39:44 EST 2017

Please see the advertisement below and forward it to those you know who might be 

Visit http://ors.ou.edu/Microprobe/OUEMPLhome.html for details of the equipment and 
history of the laboratory.

Thank you,

David London
Stubbman-Drace Presidential Professor, Norman R. Gelphman Professor of Geology, and       
Director, Electron Microprobe Laboratory
School of Geology & Geophysics, University of Oklahoma
100 East Boyd Street, Room 710 Sarkeys Energy Center
Norman, Oklahoma 73019

Electron Microprobe Laboratory: http://ors.ou.edu/Microprobe/OUEMPLhome.html

(405) 325 3253 (o)
(405) 325 3140 (f)

Electron Microprobe Operator/ Laboratory Manager
University of Oklahoma

The Office of the Vice President of Research supports an electron microanalysis 
laboratory built around a Cameca SX100 microprobe as a core research facility of the 
University (https://ors.ou.edu/Microprobe/OUEMPLHome.html). This includes a 
fully funded, twelve-month annual staff position as Electron Microprobe 
Operator/Laboratory Manager. The staff appointment level is Research Scientist II 
with a starting salary of $55K-$60K. This position is open until filled. 
Duties include daily operation of the microprobe and sample preparation for all 
clients, daily lab maintenance, periodic instrument maintenance (filament, roughing 
vacuum, etc.), coordinating major service with Cameca engineers, scheduling and 
bookkeeping of usage by clients, billing and payments, and an annual summary 
report of laboratory activity. The appointment permits the operator to utilize the 
electron microprobe for research and personal use. Adjunct professor status and 
teaching opportunities in the School of Geology & Geophysics are possible for 
individuals who hold a Ph.D.
Qualifications for the position include (1) a Master's or Ph.D. degree in geosciences 
or a relevant discipline, (2) experience with designing analytical procedures for 
quantitative EMPA, (3) knowledge of the chemistry of major and minor elements in 
the common rock-forming minerals, and (4) experience with EMP operation 
including basic maintenance. Applicants must submit (1) a cover letter that includes 
career goals and prior experience in electron microprobe analysis, (2) a CV that 
includes employment history and responsibilities, (3) transcripts of baccalaureate and 
master's degree courses, and (4) two letters of recommendation from individuals who 
are qualified to comment on the suitability of the applicant for the position. Letters 
should be sent by the recommenders directly to Salina Wall (salinawall at ou.edu) 
with the subject line "EMPL operator letter".
In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the 
recruitment of National Merit Scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman 
was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research 
Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside 
Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, 
Norman is a perennial contender on the "Best Places to Live" rankings. Visit 
soonerway.ou.edu for more information.
Applicants must submit an ONLINE application at https://jobs.ou.edu for job 
requisition number 173902. Computers and personal assistance are available at the 
Office of Human Resources, 905 Asp, Rm.205, Norman, OK 73069.
The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Protected veterans and individuals 
with disabilities who meet the requirements of the position are encouraged to apply.
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