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Instrumentation Specialist

Company: MIT
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Instrumentation Specialist The MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN) seeks an instrumentation specialist to support diverse research activities and have hands-on daily responsibility for user training, operation, and maintenance for a variety of high-capability instruments (e.g., microscopy; spectroscopy; optical, thermal and mechanical characterization) at the ISN research facility. Responsibilities include providing one-on-one and group training for a variety of analytical tools and instruments with an emphasis on microscopy (3D X-ray microscope (X-Ray CT), scanning electron microscope (SEM), atomic force microscope (AFM), and other research instrumentation; training users on how to operate the research equipment and helping to explain the science of instrument capabilities and operations to help trainees better understand the underlying principles of how each instrument works; maintaining and troubleshooting research instrumentation, including performing simple repairs, cleanings, and routine calibrations and working with vendors/manufacturers to schedule service for more complex repairs/maintenance; and functioning as a member of the ISN research facility operations team, including ISN laboratory and facilities manager, the assistant to the ISN laboratory manager, and ISN research scientists; and assisting with other lab and facilities operations as needed. Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in the physical sciences or engineeringAt least one year of hands-on experience operating and training people to use SEM, AFM, X-ray CT, or similar microscopy or spectroscopy equipment Preferred Qualifications: Comfort working with and training people with a wide range of experience levels, including faculty, students, postdocs, professional staff, and visiting U.S. government researchersBackground working with a diverse range of complex materials, including polymers and (nano) compositesExperience operating high-capability instrumentation for materials characterization in a research-focused laboratory Interested candidates may apply online at Please reference job number 22214. MIT is an equal-opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT's full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here. PDN-993757a4-78a2-4e63-bfe7-767c7bb4ffe9

Keywords: MIT, Cambridge , Instrumentation Specialist, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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