Arizona State University is currently seeking a research specialist. This position in experimental biophysics would assist scientists in collecting experimental data at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray laser near Stanford University, as part of the BioXFEL project https://www.bioxfel.org/.  The job is based at ASU in Tempe, but there will be travel to the LCLS several times a year.  This position would also assist in fabrication of sample delivery devices in the biophysics laboratories of the BioXFEL program.

Requisition ID

30833BR

ASU Job Title

Research Specialist

Job Title

Research Specialist

Campus/Location

Campus: Tempe

Job Family

Research & Laboratory

Department Name

Physics Department

Full-Time/Part-Time

Full-Time

VP Code

EXEC VP/PROVOST

Scope of Search

Open

Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Category

02

Salary Range

$33,840 - $40,000 per year; DOE

Close Date

05-April-2017

Job Description

This position in experimental biophysics would assist scientists in collecting experimental data at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray laser near Stanford University, as part of the BioXFEL project https://www.bioxfel.org/ .  The job is based at ASU in Tempe, but there will be travel to the LCLS several times a year.  This position would also assist in fabrication of sample delivery devices in the biophysics laboratories of the BioXFEL program.

Essential Duties

  • Assist scientists in collecting experimental data at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS)—Job is based at ASU-Tempe but travel is required.
  • Assist in fabrication of sample delivery devices in the biophysics laboratories of the BioXFEL program.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a Master's degree in engineering or related field.
  • Must be willing to travel to the LCLS to help with beam time experiments.

Working Environment

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office or lab setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds. Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions.

Department Statement

The Department of Physics is now: Ranked in the top 20 physics schools in the west. Doctoral program is ranked 50th in the nation. A world leader in microscopy and diffraction methods. Our commitment is first and foremost to developing the highest quality programs and research opportunities for students engaged in the study of physics. Physics faculty here at ASU are among the finest researchers, teachers and mentors in the field today. We are a leader in physics research of solid state phenomena at nanometer scales. State-of-the-art instrumentation includes electron microscopes, scanning probe microscopes, ion beam probes, solid-state lasers and a low energy electron microscope. We conduct experimental research at the smallest scales, and have access to world-class accelerators across the globe.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe. 

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree 

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. 

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

Also see: https://cfo.asu.edu/applicant