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Lead Microscopist

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Eglin AFB, FL
Category: Research Staff
Department: Energetic Materials - 250346
Pay Grade: P2/P3 - Exempt
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Position Summary: THIS POSITION IS LOCATED AT EGLIN, AFB. The primary purpose of this position is to perform on site research at the AFRL Munitions Directorate at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The duties associated with this position are to conduct and manage chemistry/engineering laboratory activities involving measurement of energetic materials' microstructural properties. Responsibilities include instrument operation and maintenance, experimental design and implementation, data analysis, and reporting of results. A successful candidate must be able to work both independently and as a member of a dynamic and challenging team.
Minimum Qualifications:

P2 Minimum Qualifications:
PhD degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Materials, Metallurgy), Chemistry, or a closely related field.
Minimum of 3 years of directly related experience is required.
Candidate should be familiar with the theory, operation, data analysis, and maintenance of general microstructural characterization techniques and equipment to include but not limited to: optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, quantitative energy dispersive x ray spectroscopy, X-ray diffractometry, X-ray computed microtomography, and sample preparation techniques.
Candidate should be familiar with the current state of the art in microstructural characterization techniques.
Candidate must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a Secret level or higher clearance.
Candidate must be able to obtain a DoD certification in explosives.

P3 Minimum Qualifications:
PhD degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Materials, Metallurgy), Chemistry, or a closely related field.
Minimum of 8 years of directly related experience is required.
Candidate must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a Secret level or higher clearance, and DoD certification in explosives.
Candidate should have experience with the theory, operation, data analysis, and maintenance of general microstructural characterization techniques and equipment to include but not limited to: optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, quantitative energy dispersive x ray spectroscopy, X-ray diffractometry, X-ray computed microtomography, and sample preparation techniques.
Candidate should be familiar with the current state of the art in microstructural characterization techniques, and an understanding of the capabilities required given a material set/situation.
Candidate must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a Secret level or higher clearance.
Candidate must be able to obtain a DoD certification in explosives.

Preferred Qualifications:

P2 Preferred Qualifications:
Familiarity in developing engineering controls for hazardous materials highly preferred. Familiarity with DoD munitions accountability and disposal regulations, and standard energetic material characterization publications preferred.
Experience working in a DoD laboratory.
Candidate should have an understanding of the capabilities required given a material set/situation for proper microstructural characterization.
Experience with computing techniques to include Matlab, Python, and Labview.
Excellence in verbal and written reporting skills and experience working in multi-disciplinary teams.

P3 Preferred Qualifications:
Experience developing engineering controls for hazardous materials highly preferred.
Experience with DoD munitions accountability and disposal regulations, and standard energetic material characterization publications preferred.
Experience working in a DoD laboratory.
Experience with computing techniques to include Matlab, Python, and Labview.
Excellence in verbal and written reporting skills and experience working in multi-disciplinary teams.

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Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

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