Chemistry, University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-Chemistry-2018059 [#9767, 2018059]
Position Title: Academic Assistant 3, REVISED
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Chemistry
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2017/09/11)
Position Description:    

The Department of Chemistry, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, is accepting applications for a full-time manager (Academic Assistant 3) to run the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. This is a hands-on position that involves managing the laboratory operation, training graduate students, performing service and custom analyses, and operating, maintaining and repairing instruments, as well as helping the upgrading of mass spectrometry instrumentation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

  1. Manage the laboratory operation.
  2. Operate all mass spectrometers in the Chemistry Mass Spectrometry facility and maintain operation logs, data storage, and reservation systems.
  3. Conduct all upgrades and performance maintenance of all mass spectrometers in the facility, perform small repairs, and coordinate outside engineering repair services.
  4. Train students to use mass spectrometry instruments.
  5. Provide service analyses and develop new MS services to meet the needs of faculty and customers.
  6. Provide assistance in the writing of internal and external grant proposals involving mass spectrometry.

The position reports directly to the Department Head. The Facility Manager is expected to work closely with a Committee/Faculty Director of the MS Facility to coordinate on operation, training, maintenance, and upgrading of mass spectrometry instrumentation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry, no post-graduation experience required, or an M.S. with at least four years of post-graduation experience. Must have experience and/or strong knowledge of MS instrumentation using all modern ionization methods and HPLC-MS hyphenation techniques. Excellent organization and management skills. Excellent communication skills with a diverse clientele are required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience with facility management. Experience with QqTOF-MS, QqQ-MS, GC-MS, MALDI-TOF MS and related methods. Experience with hardware performance maintenance, instrument troubleshooting, and repair. Experience with the analyses of small molecules, biomolecules, and polymers.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is an eleven month, annually renewable position, with full benefits.  Salary is commensurate with experience with starting salary in the range of $75-90k.

TO APPLY

Select "Apply" to submit the following materials via Academic Jobs Online. For full consideration, upload a cover letter, detailed CV, service statement including service philosophy, service experience, lab management plans, commitment to effective service, concepts for new method development, etc. and names and contact information for three professional references (one of them must be your supervisor in your current or immediately prior position Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until the position is filled. Please include the search number 2018059 with all correspondence.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment background check. (Search # 2018059).

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.


The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honor students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and instates serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.







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Further Info:
http://chemistry.uconn.edu/
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Department of Chemistry
55 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3060
Storrs, CT 06269-3060

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