Assistant Lab Technician
California Institute of Technology 53 reviews - Pasadena, CA

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California Institute of Technology

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary
Screen and characterize catalytic oxides for thermochemical water splitting under the direction of Dr. Yamazaki.

Job Duties
Synthesize candidate porous oxide materials via solid-state reaction or chemical solution routes. Ball milling, calcination, pellet forming, sintering processes involved.

Characterize materials: X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, thermogravimetry, differential scanning calorimetry, mass spectroscopy, and thermochemical cycling.

Maintain and improve thermogravimetry, mass spectroscopy, impedance spectroscopy, thermochemical test station, and related equipment with detailed notes of procedures and results.

Assist in purchasing materials and tracking budget.

Prepare report documenting experimental results.

Report operational issues to appropriate members.

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor degree in engineering or in related sciences.

"Hand's on" laboratory skills and experiences with instrumentation.

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Must be highly organized.

Preferred Qualifications
Hands-on lab experiences in Solid-State Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, Solid-State Physics, Mechanical Engineering, or Chemical Engineering.

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Caltech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply.

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With an outstanding faculty, including four Nobel laureates, and such off-campus facilities as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Palomar...