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Cryo-EM Research Associate 2

Position Description

Researcher looking into microscopeCEMAS has an opening for a Cryo-EM Research Associate 2 – Engineer to perform multidisciplinary research in Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). This position will perform basic functions and activities involved in defined functions related to cryo-transmission electron microscopes and users. This position will prepare TEM specimens, operate electron microscopes of cryo-specimens, and screen cryo-TEM specimens for suitability in structure research. This position will conduct assessments prior to data collections, including but not limited to performing preliminary image data quality, loading samples, and tuning microscopes. This position will also assist with oversight and maintenance of cryo-transmission electron microscopes and ancillary related equipment. This position will participate and support research in single particle and tomography studies utilizing cryo-transmission electron microscopes and specimens, as well as write or edit/approve progress reports, technical reports and/or journal articles. 

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in engineering or a relevant field of science or an equivalent combination of education and experience; considerable experience in cryo-TEM; ability to translate, adapt and apply academic and/or practical knowledge to the conduct of engineering research; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to work dynamically in a diverse team environment.

Desired Qualifications

A doctoral degree in a relevant field of science or engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience; experience in an engineering research capacity; ability to independently meet research goals, solve problems, and develop scientific ideas; experience in single particle cryo-EM workflow and cryo electron tomography; hands on experience operating FEI Titan Krios microscope and FEI Glacios microscope (or equivalent).

How To Apply

Contact cemas@osu.edu


Post Doctoral Researcher

CEMAS and the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/RX) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH has initiated an exciting new venture establish a platform for long term research collaboration in electron microscopy. The objective is to catalyze innovation in materials research by driving the connection between the future “needs” of AFRL and the future “possibilities” as CEMAS pushes the boundaries of advanced electron microscopy.

The project “Direct imaging and quantification of interface morphology at the nanoscale” will focus on the application of advanced microscopy methods such as monochromated STEM-EELS and 4D-STEM using two aberration corrected instruments at CEMAS to study plasmonic nanocomposites and ceramic nanolaminates (MXenes).

We are seeking an outstanding post-doctoral researcher (PDR) who has extensive expertise in the development and application of electron microscopy for advanced materials characterization. The PDR will be embedded in the Polymer Matrix Composites Materials and Processes Research Team at AFRL/RX (supervised by Dr. W. Joshua Kennedy) and will have a faculty advisor at CEMAS (Prof. David W McComb). The PDRwill act as the conduit to bring the state-of-the-art in materials characterization to address the challenges identified in the research group at AFRL/RX. The PDR will have a CEMAS faculty advisor who will play a key role in mentoring the PDR to develop new and innovative approaches to tackle these problems fully utilizing the instruments available at AFRL, in the Materials Characterization Facility (MCF), as well as the world-leading facilities at CEMAS.

The position will spend majority (60-70%) of their time working in research teams at AFRL and will therefore require very frequent travel to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH.

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Position Overview

researcher loading sample into microscopeThe Post Doctoral Researchers (PDRs) will participate in planning, design, and execution of research projects in a broad set of activities across several scientific disciplines. They will perform complex experiments and perform research in an area of considerable scope and complexity, ranging from soft to hard materials, in which existing theory or methods may be limited or lacking. These positions will perform High-Resolution Electron Microscopy, High-Resolution Chemical Mapping, Focused Ion Beam Microscopy, Optical Microscopy, and/or Electron/X-ray Tomography. The PDRs will perform sample preparation, as well as collect, analyze, and interpret research data. In addition, these positions will assist in preparing progress and final research reports, and present data findings at scientific meetings.

Additional Information: The PDRs will spend majority (60-70%) of time working in research teams at WPAFB and the remaining time at CEMAS; therefore this position requires frequent travel between Dayton and Columbus, Ohio.

Required Qualifications

Doctoral Degree in materials science or relevant field of science or engineering; extensive experience in aberration corrected electron microscopy and associated techniques; ability to comply with export control regulations and handle confidential information and data; advanced knowledge and experience with electron microscopes; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to work dynamically in a diverse team environment; ability to translate, adapt, and apply academic and/or practical knowledge. Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires U.S. citizenship status.​

Desired Qualifications

A broad background and interest in interdisciplinary science; ability to apply fundamental concepts and techniques developed in one discipline to a variety of (and perhaps incompletely defined) problems traditionally associated with other disciplines.

How To Apply

For more information, including application instructions, please visit The Ohio State University Job Site.


Post Doctoral Researcher

Position Overview 

The Post Doctoral Researchers (PDRs) will participate in planning, design, and execution of research projects in a broad set of activities across several scientific disciplines. They will perform complex experiments and perform research in an area of considerable scope and complexity, ranging from soft to hard materials, in which existing theory or methods may be limited or lacking. These positions will perform Science Technology Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) research, High Resolution Electron Energy Loss spectroscopy (EELS) and Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, dual beam Focused Ion Beam microscopy (FIB), Optical Microscopy, Electron/X-ray tomography. The PDRs will perform sample preparation, as well as collect, analyze, and interpret research data. In addition, these positions will assist in preparing progress and final research reports, and present data findings at scientific meetings.

Additional Information: The PDRs will spend majority (60-70%) of time working in research teams at WPAFB and the remaining time at CEMAS; therefore this position requires frequent travel between Dayton and Columbus, Ohio. 

Performance Objectives 

Success in this role will require enthusiasm for materials science and a desire and aptitude to learn quickly and continue to grow technically, as well as an appreciation for both fundamental and applied research.

Required: 

Doctoral Degree in materials science or relevant field of science or engineering; extensive experience in aberration corrected electron microscopy and associated techniques; ability to comply with export control regulations and handle confidential information and data; advanced knowledge and experience with electron microscopes; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to work dynamically in a diverse team environment; ability to translate, adapt, and apply academic and/or practical knowledge. Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires U.S. citizenship status.

Desired: 

A broad background and interest in interdisciplinary science; ability to apply fundamental concepts and techniques developed in one discipline to a variety of (and perhaps incompletely defined) problems traditionally associated with other disciplines.

How To Apply

For more information, including application instructions, please visit The Ohio State University Job Site.