Job Opening: Research Scientist I – Microscopy Research Scientist

Posted by , on 6 July 2021

This is a full time position in a great department. Our research capacity is growing and our facilities/equipment are new! Small town living near nature but easy driving to the Houston metroplex. Full details below!

Location: Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77340

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Priority will be given to applications received before July 15, 2021

Requirements: Ph.D. in Microscopy, Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Forensic Sciences or experience in a related field. Two years related experience. Experience with maintaining and operating Scanning and Transmission Electron and Confocal Microscopes. Previous experience in microscopy laboratory management preferred. Experience in a laboratory at a university, college or experience in a related field preferred. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Primary Responsibilities: Manages and maintains the Department of Biological Sciences Microscopy Laboratory. Supports existing research programs at the University. Develops and grows microscopy fee for service for external entities (public and private). Maintains accounting for costs and revenue. Teaches one class as needed. Performs a wide variety of routine and advanced technical tasks. Maintains and schedules faculty and student access to the scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), X-ray defractor, confocal, and digital imaging suite to include a Keyence digital stereoscope, and Olympus research compound scope. Performs routine maintenance of all teaching scopes. Interprets and applies routine, but moderately complex directives. Requires moderate judgement, attention, and care to tasks to include scheduling, establishing procedures, maintaining inventory, and ordering supplies. Performs equipment maintenance and repairs. Complies with sanitation and compliance with University and government procedures. Follows government procedures, standards, rules and regulations. Recommends new and emerging microscopy tools. Provides training to students and faculty on resource utilization. Provides weekly activity logs to the departmental chair. Prepares samples and assists in faculty and student research. Researches and evaluates new technologies to reduce cost, improve performance, and enhance management and reporting. Responsible for data management of Digital Image Files. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications: Must be qualified to perform independent research activities and to supervise other research personnel. Nature of duties are such that they require knowledge of an advanced type in a field of science or learning, are predominantly intellectual and varied in character, and require consistent exercise of discretion and judgment. May require contacts with faculty, staff, other University departments, state and federal agencies, other researchers, and outside vendors. Attention and care is required in the performance of duties to prevent injury to self or others.

EEO Statement: Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSUrequire background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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