Job Title: Research Scientist – Internship 6 months (Colored Stones)
Department: Colored Stone Identification (Location)
Reports To: Senior Manager (Colored Stones-Location)
Conducts research for the purpose of resolving industry issues and developing intellectual properties for the educational mission of the Institute.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Provides independent research in collaboration with other researchers in the study of natural, treated, and synthetic colored stones/pearls/other gem materials to develop new identification criteria.
- Contributes to research projects to include, but not limited to, sample preparation, data collection, analysis, interpretation and publication.
- Contributes to the data collection and interpretation of gem materials submitted for examination by other departments that are not part of current research projects, as needed.
- Provides appropriate project results to more senior Research Scientists or appropriate department management, as directed.
- Assists in the development of analytical techniques (advanced instrumentation) for use in gem testing.
- Contributes to data collection with research instrumentation.
- Contributes to group work activities by, key-wording articles, cataloging gem collection materials and data.
- Communicates effectively, gets along with co-workers and management, and deals with others effectively and professionally under pressure.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Comprehension of the operation and theory of the advanced equipment (e.g., UV/VIS/NIR spectrophotometers and FTIR, RAMAN, ICP-MS, EPR spectrometers) and their applications.
Understanding of non-destructive analytical techniques such as, but not limited to, spectroscopy, chemical analysis and microscopy.
Occasional travel may be required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Doctoral degree (Ph. D.) or equivalent; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
If not already acquired obtaining of the GG and FGA diplomas are essential to the position.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret moderately complex documents.
Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries.
Effective written and oral communications skills to carry out research programs, as well as disseminate research results, and to explain the need for gemological research, as well as its limitations and possibilities.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.
Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and application of non-parametric statistics.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.).
Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The employee may be required to travel using commercial transportation resources.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
GIA provides employees with a safe work environment through the provision of internal safety policies and procedures, safety awareness and training, and appropriate safety equipment as recommended and/or prescribed by governing regulatory agencies. Employee is required to comply with all safety policies, procedures, directives, and/or warnings.
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