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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 261291-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research

Job Summary:

This position will coordinate ion beam training and studies for a number of research teams. This will include determining research protocol dependent on scope of work related to awards. As research experiments are planned and staged, this position will also identify and resolve scientific and engineering challenges that may come up during research activity. Other duties include:
- Independently advising students and postdoctoral researchers on ion beam technique, radiation damage, and data analysis as research tasks are carried out;
- Closely working with ion beam staff to support ion beam experiments, procedures and setup analysis for external users;
- Determine and stage research lab strategies and coordinate tasks to target specific research goals;
- Conduct independent research on ion beam studies in materials for nuclear systems.
This position will also prepare reports on research findings for sponsors, national labs, external publications, and other peer academic institutions

Responsibilities: Identifies research problems, designs research methodologies, performs research, and helps to prepare the results for presentation to professional organizations or for scholarly publications to help advance research.
  • 20% Assists with the identification of research problems and the development of research methodologies and procedures
  • 20% Collects and analyzes research data, conducts experiments and interviews, and documents results according to established policies and procedures under general supervision and limited responsibility
  • 20% Conducts literature reviews, prepares reports and materials, and disseminates information to appropriate entities
  • 20% Attends and assists with the facilitation of scholarly events and presentations in support of continued professional development and the dissemination of research information
  • 10% Writes or assists in developing grant applications and proposals to secure research funding
  • 10% Serves as a main point of contact and liaison with internal and external stakeholders providing information and representing the interests of a specialized research area
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Terminal Degree
Ph.D. in nuclear engineering, material science, physics, or related field is required-with knowledge of radiation interaction with matter and ion beam damage and analysis. Specialization in radiation effects in materials for nuclear systems is desired.


2 years experience required (3 years experience strongly preferred), performing experimental studies on radiation damage in materials for nuclear systems. Expertise in ion beam operation, experimentation and analysis is desired.
Additional expertise in atom probe, synchrotron radiation, neutron scattering, transmission and scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and mechanical property measurements will be considered positively.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

How to Apply:

Please click on "apply now" to begin the application process. Please upload your CV and cover letter as a single pdf.


Dina Christenson
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Scientist I(RE043)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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