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SMIF RESEARCH & DEV ENGINEER III, PRATT

Company: Duke University
Location: Durham
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Job Description:

Duke University: Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America's leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries. Occupational SummaryProvide training, guidance and consultation to users of equipment in the characterization, imaging, and sample preparation laboratories of the Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility (SMIF). Develop and provide programs and resources for outreach consistent with faculty needs for NSF and other proposals. Lead or assist in the educational and outreach aspects of Duke's Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN) program. Work PerformedProvide training, guidance, and consultation to students, faculty and staff members as required on equipment and methods, with particular emphasis on Optical Characterization (such as Raman, UV-Vis, and FT-IR spectroscopy), AFM, or X-ray characterization (such as X-ray diffraction, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy), and other lab equipment. 25% Complete project/job assignments for internal and external clients by performing work required within SMIF. 5% Lead or assist characterization sessions for the Class Based Explorations program and the Nanotechnology Materials Lab course. 5% Create and maintain operating procedures and other documentation. 5% Perform triage on equipment failures; fix equipment when appropriate; coordinate service with vendors when needed. 10% Develop, lead or assist educational and outreach programs of Duke and the RTNN, including:Creation, planning, and coordination of characterization, imaging, and sample preparation related educational and training activities Leadership and participation in outreach activities of the RTNNLeadership and assistance with visits from G7-G12 school groups, community colleges, other universities, industry and non-profit groups 50% Perform other duties incidental to the work described herein. Departmental Preferences:Advanced degree preferred in a related science field, with particular training or experience in optical spectroscopy preferred.Basic knowledge of characterization equipment and/or microscopy equipment preferred. Four years of experience is preferred, and a relevant advanced degree can be counted toward the experience. Experience in creating and leading scientific based educational and outreach activities for middle school and high school students preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesBasic knowledge of characterization and/or microscopy techniques strongly preferred. The ability to communicate effectively and work with and train students, faculty, and co-workers is important. Minimum Qualifications EducationWork requires a thorough knowledge of the principles of engineering and related natural sciences acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree program in an Engineering science or a related natural science such as Physics or Chemistry. Due to professional exemption, equivalent experience cannot be substituted for bachelor's degree. Experience Work requires four years related experience such as an Engineer sufficient to acquire competency in the application of knowledge in the related Engineering field. A master's degree in an Engineering science or a related natural science may offset two years of experience. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE. Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values. Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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