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Job Req ID:  5689

Associate Staff Engineer

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/4/MD

Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Employee group (Full time/Part-time/Limited/Casual): Full time 

Employee subgroup (FLSA :30-Status): Exempt

Schedule (hours/days): M-F/8:30-5:00

Location: Homewood Campus 

Personnel area (School): Whiting School of Enginnering 

Department name: Material Science & Engineering 

 

The Associate Staff Engineer for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) and the MCP Facility will be responsible for operation, training (including safety), support, purchasing and maintenance of equipment within the Department as well as within the Materials Characterization and Processing Facility, which is overseen by the DMSE in the Whiting School of Engineering. 

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

 

Laboratory Management:

  • Assist in the development of the Facility in coordination with the MCP Director.
  • Provide technical expertise for use of MCP and Departmental equipment, including installation, design, operation, training, and maintenance including, but not limited to:
    • Scanning Electron Microscopy, X-ray Diffractometry, X-ray Photoelectron and Auger Spectrometry
    • Thin film and bulk materials growth
    • Mechanical testing and processing equipment such as rolling mills,
    • tension/compression testing and
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  • Sample preparation for microscopy, research and education, confocal microscopy and ultracentrifugation
  • Serve as department safety officer to ensure safe practices in the laboratories and compliance with all applicable university, federal, state and local safety and environmental regulations.  Perform regular safety inspections, and prepare and present semi-annual safety training presentations to department.
  • Provide technical expertise for the design of experiments and tests using MCP equipment tailored to individual research group needs.
  • Assist the MCP Director in developing standards and practices for safe use of shared equipment and safety training.
  • Establish a system for managing and backing up information technology associated with laboratory equipment.

 

Financial Management:

  • Administer iLabs, an electronic scheduling and billing system:
    • Maintain records of instrument usage, income, and expenditures
    • Procure goods and services necessary for the operation of the MCP.
  • Assist the MCP Director in the preparation of equipment grants and marketing activities for capabilities of the Facility.
  • Coordinate and schedule MCP computer and equipment services (e.g., installation, repair, and purchases), including interactions with outside vendors as appropriate.
  • Evaluate and order consumable supplies for laboratory instrumentation use.
  • Write (when necessary) and maintain documentation for operation and safe working practices and inventory management for all equipment in department and in MCP.

 

Education:

  • Assist department faculty in the instruction of students in Laboratory courses within DMSE; prepare specimens for testing and help oversee student experiments (design, procedures, modification, and characterization).
  • Assist with undergraduate laboratory courses by training teaching assistants and ensuring availability and operability of lab equipment.
  • Prepare samples for undergraduate laboratory courses.
  • Train department graduate students on safety related issues and incident response.
  • Maintain instrument training and use documentation.
  • Evaluate laboratory exercises and recommend modifications/additions for continuous improvement.

 

Qualificiations: 

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in engineering. Master’s degree preferred.  Experience operating and maintaining a significant subset of the apparatus within the MCP, especially scanning electron microscopes and scientific analysis software. Experience in training in the use of scientific equipment.

 

Internal and External Contacts: 

Actively work with department chair, faculty and administrator to identify instrument and equipment needs for department. Actively work with faculty, staff and students in department and related to MCP users to train, troubleshoot and assist with equipment use in both classroom settings and one-on-one settings. Actively work with faculty members, department administrator and purchasing department to advise, consult and negotiate major equipment purchases for both the department and for individual faculty research labs. Participate, advise and consult in campus safety committee and laboratory coordinator meetings and activities. Evaluate service contracts and arrange for instrumentation service from external vendors. Arrange and host meetings with instrumentation suppliers to evaluate new technologies and characterization techniques.

 

Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Expertise in operating scanning electron microscopes.
  • Experience in characterization of soft and hard materials.
  • Experience in nanoindentation, X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, metallographic sample preparation and polymer characterization.
  • Experience in creating presentations and presenting to large groups of people.
  • Project management experience.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic understanding of budgeting and funds management.
  • Proficiency with office productivity software (e.g., Microsoft Office).

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

 

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

 

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

 

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

 

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

 

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Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on at which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

  • During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

  • The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
EEO is the Law. Learn more: https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information: http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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