Instrumentation Specialist in Spectroscopic Methods, Photophysics and Optics

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Bowling Green, OHIO
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Jun 2021


Instrumentation Specialist in Spectroscopic Methods, Photophysics and Optics

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BGSU Main Campus

06/08/2021

06/15/2021
Ends at 11:59 pm Bowling Green, OH local time

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This position is being reposted for an additional one week recruitment.  If you have already applied, you do not need to submit an additional application as you will remain in the pool of applicants.

 

The Center for Photochemical Sciences is home to some of the most cutting edge, and in some cases unique, spectroscopic instrumentation in the world. These instruments require routine maintenance and repairs by an expert. The position is needed to enhance the student learning experience on the BGSU campus, and to accelerate the research efforts of our faculty. Both undergraduate and graduate students will be given hands–on training on some of the sophisticated and modern techniques. Our equipment necessitates a staff member who is an expert in the field and is capable of managing and training students on photophysical techniques such as laser flash photolysis, emission spectrometers (fluorescence and phosphorescence) under both steady state and time resolved modes, operation of lasers, time correlated single photon counting equipment, electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, etc. In addition, the staff member should be well versed with two photon excitation techniques.



  • Maintenance and upkeep of photophysical equipment such as laser flash photolysis, emission spectrometers (fluorescence and phosphorescence) under both steady state and time resolved modes, operation of lasers, optical setups, near-IR emission measurements/setups, time correlated single photon counting, electron paramagnetic resonance.
  • Establish and oversee a training protocol for students on the proper use of the photophysical instrumentation.  Manage a process to certify students on each instrument.  Schedule training sessions at appropriate times in the semester.
  • Maintain documentation of analytical routines/standard operation procedures and instrument performance. Carry out minor repairs based on performance issues, and/or call for service from manufacturers for assistance with major problems.
  • Carry out routine preventative maintenance and minor repairs on all photophysical instruments (above).


Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s degree in chemistry or a closely related field (e.g. Photochemical Sciences, Physics, Materials Science) is required.  A Doctoral degree in the field is highly preferred.  Successful candidate must have Master’s degree conferred at the time of application. 
The following experience is required:

  • 2-4 years of professional experience operating and maintaining photophysical instrumentation.  Two years of experience as a post-doctoral researcher may be applied.

 

 

Salary
Full-time, Administrative staff position available. Administrative Grade Level 356. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefit package available.



Knowledge, Skills or Abilities

It is expected that the successful candidate will have worked in the field of photoexcited state dynamics and reactive intermediates, and be well versed in the use of photophysical techniques such as laser flash photolysis, emission spectrometers (fluorescence and phosphorescence) under both steady state and time resolved modes, operation of lasers, time correlated single photon counting, electron paramagnetic resonance, two photon experiments, Ultrafast measurement techniques, near-IR measurements etc. The candidate should also know how to run the instruments at various temperatures and should understand how to handle samples as solids, liquids, and thin films.

 

Diversity Statement

In addition to your cover letter and resume, you will be required to upload a written response to the diversity and inclusion question listed below.  The Diversity Statement should not exceed 1 page that is double-spaced with 1-inch margins, using 12pt. font. 

  • Is there a way you envision diversity and inclusion playing a role in this position? Please explain your answer.


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