Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The University of Michigan is a world research environment. The College of Literature, Science and Arts in collaboration with the College of Pharmacy, Michigan Medicine and the Life Sciences Institute has established a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) research core with a focus on biomolecules. This BioNMR core facility is seeking a research staff scientist with experience and knowledge in assisting clients from varying backgrounds, in utilizing NMR spectroscopic methods and tailoring them for their research needs. Outreach, training, support, and collaboration with diverse users across the campus will be essential.
Duties generally include, but are not limited to, operation and routine maintenance of NMR instrumentation and the recruitment, training, and application support of core lab clients. The ideal candidate will:
Be a scientist with specialized knowledge in modern hetero-nuclear Biomolecular NMR methods and preferably have some experience with small molecule solution-phase NMR spectroscopy. This position will involve to understanding, supporting and collaborating with client’s NMR specific research goals.
The position requires in-depth knowledge in parameter optimization, pulse sequence development, triple-resonance assignments, structural calculation, and dynamics studies. Some experience on analysis of small molecule NMR spectroscopy data is preferable.
Assist in development of documentation for users and maintaining web site.
Prepare sample for NMR analysis and should be able to suggest proper sample preparation strategies to clients for successful collection of NMR experiment.
Consult and collaborate with local and regional research community on NMR experiments, applications and publication.
Train new clients, who are primarily graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This includes assisting individual users in NMR experiment planning, data collection, data analysis, pulse-sequence implementation/modification, and evaluating and interpreting data.
Perform technical operations including cryogen fills; monitoring, operating and calibrating three 600 MHz and one 800 MHz NMR instrumentation; coordinating with IT to maintain software and network operations.
Administrative duties include scheduling and providing training to new clients, tracking and reporting usage, billing, and coordinating with instrument manufacturers as needed for maintenance arid repair.
Bachelor’s degree in in Chemistry/Biology/Biophysics or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience running NMR experiments in an academic or industrial setting.
Experience performing routine maintenance and repairs on various NMR instruments.
Experience handling cryogenic liquids utilized in NMR spectroscopy.
Know-how of setting up NMR experiments to perform triple-resonance assignments, structural calculation, and dynamics studies.
Technical knowledge of all aspects of sample preparation for collecting a successful NMR experiment.
Knowledge of small molecule NMR spectroscopic methods is desirable.
Candidates must demonstrate a strong ability to work across multiple units and with diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students.
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment as well as independently. Attention to detail, meeting deadlines, and displaying a service-oriented attitude.
Must have strong computer skills (LINUX, Excel, Word etc).
Strong interpersonal skills along with demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
Experience in providing instruction/training to others.
Proven ability to adapt as priorities shift.
Ph.D. degree in Chemistry/Biology/Biophysics or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience is strongly desired.
The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by:
Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.
Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 169831
About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.