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Website The Kuiper Materials Imaging and Characterization Facility at the University of Arizona

The Kuiper Materials Imaging and Characterization Facility (KMICF) at the University of Arizona ( invites applications for the position of Research Scientist III. KMICF is an analytical facility dedicated to research excellence in imaging, spectroscopy, and analysis of heterogeneous materials from the millimeter to atomic scale. Laboratories include electron microprobe, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy. The staff scientist will work with the instrument scientist and be responsible for managing daily operations of the focused-ion-beam and scanning electron microscope laboratories.

The Research Scientist will have access to world-class electron- and ion-beam instrumentation and the opportunity to work in a dynamic research environment. KMICF will figure prominently in the analysis of samples to be returned from asteroid Bennu by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission (, and so the successful candidate will have an opportunity to participate in measurements of the returned sample.

The successful candidate will be a highly organized individual with knowledge of electron and ion-beam instrumentation and laboratory practices. A professional demeanor and demonstrated interpersonal skills are required for working with all levels of users including: students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, other staff scientists, their guests and visitors, as well as the general public.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more.

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For more information on the position including how to apply, please visit The position will remain open until filled.

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