Associate Professional Specialist Technician in the area of mineralogy

The Department of Geosciences at Princeton University has an opening for a professional technician in the area of mineralogy appointed at the rank of Associate Professional Specialist or more senior. Duties will include but are not limited to: (1) the verification and characterization of key mineral specimens and groups in the Departmentís Mineral Collection using advanced analytical techniques including Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and X-ray diffraction (single-crystal and powder); (2) testing and implementing procedures for use of handheld, portable Raman spectrometer; (3) maintaining on-line mineral database; and (4) developing procedures for proper long-term storage for the collection. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Geosciences, Mineral Sciences, or a related field, although especially qualified individuals with a Master's degree will be considered.

The position is available for one year, with a possibility for renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance. Applicants should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, and contact information for three references and must apply via the Princeton University academic hiring site:

This position is subject to the Universityís background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

posted: 17 July 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.