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Associate Director of Electron Microscopy

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 31, 2023

Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university.

Description

We are seeking a high-level electron microscopist who will provide scientific support to the Materials Characterization Processing (MCP) Core Facility in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE), Whiting School of Engineering. The position represents the lead electron microscopist for the Center for Intelligent Microscopy — a Center of Excellence in partnership with JEOL Ltd. focused on integration of AI/ML with cutting edge stimulus, controls and automation platforms in TEM and SEM. The position will report to the Director of the MCP, and the Director of Operations of the MCP, and will also involve outward facing activities with the broader Johns Hopkins University, including the School of Medicine, as well as the international electron microscopy community. This is a non-tenure track faculty position of the DMSE funded at 80% FTE allowing for 20% to be accrued through personal or collaborative research projects.

The successful candidate will establish the two new JEOL TEMs, a Grand ARM II and a F200, both equipped with EELS, dual EDS, precession electron diffraction, direct electron detectors, IDES laser and beam manipulation, in situ holders, tomography and cryo He holder. These scopes are located in the brand new state-of-the-art MCP facility in the historic Stieff Silver Building. The MCP is a fully integrated facility designed for automated environmental lab control to guarantee machine performance, and full high-speed data connectivity at the instrument to cross-campus levels. We are looking for a microscopist who will help define how microscopy is done in the future. There will also be plenty of opportunities to participate in cutting edge university, government and industry research.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities: 80%
  • Be the main TEM microscopist responsible for maintaining, operating and training of the JEOL scopes
  • Interface with JEOL service and scientists in developing EDGE computing, AI and ML advancements
  • Guide research directions in TEM applications with faculty, students and outside users
  • Collaborate or assist in ongoing research with JHU, outside university, government and industrial users
  • Teach new users and mentor the progression of student knowledge base
  • Oversee demonstrations, workshops, etc.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities: 20%
  • Establish your own research projects as PI.
  • Collaborate as Co-PI on grants.
  • Participate in the national and international microscopy community.
  • Career development
Qualifications
  • Several years experience with aberration-corrected microscopy
  • Extensive knowledge in:
    • Atomic resolution imaging (HRTEM and STEM) and 4-D imaging methods
    • Electron diffraction analysis, including scanning precession electron diffraction
    • Analytical transmission electron microscopy tools, including EELS and EDS
  • Working knowledge of:
    • Electron tomography and in situ/operando sample holders
    • Scanning electron microscopy and focused ion beam
    • Desire and ability to teach microscopy techniques and theory to students, faculty and other researchers
    • Ability to interface with other staff toward interdisciplinary technical goals
Application Instructions Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

Pre-Employment Information

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. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu .

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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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