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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Department of Chemistry at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Research Scientist/Assistant Director.  The incumbent will assist the Director in the operation, maintenance, user-training and applications support of the spectrometers, accessories and data processing computers of the NMR facility.  Currently, the facility ( houses eight Bruker spectrometers with the frequencies ranging from 300-600 MHz, including a 500 MHz solid state NMR equipment with modern probes.

The primary responsibilities include:

a) Day-to-day operations of the facility-cryogen fills, check field homogeneity and shimming, resolve minor technical issues (e.g. NMR software, tuning/matching probes, web-reservation systems, NMR website), working with users to setup and run solid state NMR experiments, occasional solution NMR spectral service for external customers

b) Maintenance- power down/power up instrumentation, check console fans and filters, probe changes, verification of 90o pulse lengths, signal-to-noise ratio and magnetic field homogeneity, assist in troubleshooting and repairing problems with instrumentation

c) User training- coordinate and train users on the operation of low-field solution and solid state NMR spectrometers, train teaching assistants on auto-sampler, add users on web reservation systems

d) Application and analysis support-development of NMR applications and protocols, parameters optimization, small molecule structure analysis; opportunities exist for collaborative research, teaching and attending NMR conferences;

e) Administrative- check user compliance of policies and taking corrective measures, maintain NMR website and web reservation systems, monthly user-fee accounting, NMR-related outreach activities (e.g. tour prospective graduate students); monthly data archival

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