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Washington State University is seeking to hire a strongly self-motivated, talented Operations Engineer to support the research activities at a first-of-a-kind experimental user facility: The Dynamic Compression Sector (DCS) at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory.
The DCS is dedicated to time-resolved X-ray measurements under dynamic compression. Requires hands-on experimental work and problem solving in a fast-paced, research environment. The DCS research activities involve state-of-the-art, dynamic compression experiments that utilize X-ray and optical measurements on nanosecond time-scales to understand the response of materials at high dynamic stresses.
The location for this WSU position is the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL. Initially, the individual hired in this position will be temporarily located in Pullman, WA to obtain hands on experience on the capabilities used to make measurements under dynamic compression.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Safely operate and maintain all aspects of the DCS impact facilities, including the design, fabrication and assembly of experimental components and equipment.
2. Contribute effectively to all aspects of the experimental effort, including guidance and assistance to the DCS users; ordering experimental components, equipment and supplies; and working effectively in a team setting.
3. Participate in the development and implementation of experimental techniques for a broad range of research projects involving high-velocity impacts.
4. Participate in the research experiments as needed; and prepare reports and publications as appropriate.
A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate related scientific or engineering discipline and experience performing professional-level work with scientific or engineering research protocols. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. Experimental and analytical skills; understanding and knowledge of research theory; excellent organizational and project management skills.
Prior Experience in research related to dynamic compression experiments is not required. However, Strong hands-on experimental background and skills are essential.
- A Master’s Degree is preferred.
- Must be able to obtain a badge at U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories to gain access to restricted areas.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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