Job Details

Position Details

Req ID:


Position Title:

Research Specialist Sr II

Position Type:

Staff Full-Time

Position Number:


OSU Campus:




Location Address:

Stillwater, OK USA

Hiring Supervisor:

David McIlroy

Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

45,000.00 - 60,000.00, Salary

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Faculty Appt Period:

Job Summary:

Prepare materials to support research projects at Oklahoma State University.  Maintenance and upgrade of materials preparation equipment, introduce new techniques in materials preparation.  Instruction of materials preparation lab course.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration please provide a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references by 2/2/22. However, applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Physics/Materials Science/related field, seven years' laboratory research experience, or MS and five years demonstrated laboratory experience, demonstrated skills relevant to current research.

CVD, PECVD, PVD, X-ray and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy experience is critical. Experience with Bridgman growth furnace; czochraski furnace (1 heated by resistance and the other by RF induction); reactive atmosphere processing furnace for halides and one for fluoride crystals; mechanical vacuum pumps and oil diffusion pumps; Veeco helium leak detector; low speed diamond saws; low humidity glove box; electronic balances.  Experience with chemical handling, vacuum equipment handling, computer & instrumentation handling as well as electrical work.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D./Ed.D. in Physics/Materials Science/related field

Six years materials experience

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