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Assistant Scientist I

Company: Iowa State University
Location: Ames
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Job Description:

Save Education - Bachelor's Degree Skills - Excel - Mechanical Knowledge - Microsoft Word - Microsoft Powerpoint Position Information:Position Title: Assistant Scientist I Job Group: Professional & Scientific Required Minimum Quals: Bachelor's degree and 1 year of related experience. Preferred Qualifications: Degree in a physical science, engineering or related field. Experience with powder metallurgy research techniques and equipment, including metal powder size distribution analysis with ASTM standard screen series, high quantity metal powder sieving using ultrasonically driven equipment, Archimedes density, bulk density, and tap density measurements (ASTM). Experience with or demonstrated knowledge of maintenance, repair, and/or modification of complex or hazardous research equipment, such as compressed gas handling and glove box operations with both dry and inert environment, Experience and proficiency with computer software ranging from slide presentation software (e.g., MS Word Power Point) to data logging (e.g., MS Excel) and graphing that permits conversion of experimental results into a form that facilitates rapid analysis and interpretation. Demonstrated experience writing technical/research reports. Job Description: The Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering at Ames Laboratory seeks candidates for an Assistant Scientist I. Ames Laboratory is a Department of Energy National Laboratory contracted to Iowa State University. The Assistant Scientist I performs experiments, and operates, maintains, and modifies research equipment for the Powder Metallurgy Group. The incumbent analyzes experimental results to support Department of Energy and industrially sponsored research in powder metallurgy. The incumbent implements experimental plans provided by the Principal Investigator(s) with minimal supervision. The ability to operate and trouble shoot and modify a range of experimental equipment is required, as well as a high mechanical aptitude. The position requires the ability to work in a strong team environment, as well as the ability to work independently while accessing available expertise from other team members as needed. The incumbent will perform hands-on materials science techniques, and must have a general knowledge of standard computer operating systems and computer management to record and manage data for research reports. A general knowledge of powder metallurgy techniques such as representative powder sampling, size analysis, size classification, powder characterization methods (apparent and tap density, compressibility, flowability, etc.), and various powder consolidation methods, including compaction and sintering is necessary for success in this position. This position is part-time, 30 hours per week and is term until September 30, 2020. Vacation must be used during the period of appointment, or forfeited upon resignation. Appointment Type: Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term) Number of Months Employed Per Year: 12 Month Work Period Time Type: Part time Pay Rate Type: Salary Pay Grade: 33 Application Instructions: To for this position, please complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three References If you have questions regarding this application process, please email ********************** or call ************ or Toll Free: 1-************. Original Posting Date: September 4, 2019 For consideration, submit application before: September 10, 2019 Job Requisition Number: R654

Keywords: Iowa State University, Ames , Assistant Scientist I, Other , Ames, Iowa

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