Operations Director, Magnetic Resonance Research Center, University of Notre Dame

Midwest / Northern Indiana / Notre Dame is located in the South Bend-Mishawaka area.
Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Feb 01, 2018
Mar 03, 2018
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame is inviting applications for the position of Operations Director of Notre Dame’s Magnetic Resonance Research Center.  

The Magnetic Resonance Research Center is a major research core at the University of Notre Dame. The Center supports a broad spectrum of research groups involving the College of Science, the College of Engineering, and outside institutions. The Center has nine spectrometers, with field strengths ranging from 7.04 T (300 MHz) up to 18.80 T (800 MHz). These include a solid-state MAS system (7.04 T), and two high-field systems (16.45 T and 18.80 T) with cryoprobes for measuring biological macromolecules or extremely dilute samples.

We seek experts in NMR spectroscopy interested in supporting and promoting the broad NMR research capabilities offered by the Center. The position begins June 1st, 2018.


The Operations Director ensures the daily operation of the Center, and is the primary consultant in the theory, practice, and interpretation of NMR experiments.  The Operations Director will supervise the NMR Center’s Engineer and will work with the Academic Director to guide the growth of the Center. Other responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with groups engaged in cutting edge research in areas including chemical biology, drug discovery, and molecular biophysics
  • Ensuring regular maintenance, repairs, and updates of all spectrometer systems
  • Training Notre Dame researchers and students in the proper use and capabilities of the NMR spectrometers and techniques
  • Financial oversight for the Center.
  • Participation in the preparation of instrumentation proposals as needed for the Center.


Applicants must have a PhD in an NMR-related field with practical experience in state-of-the-art NMR methods on high-field instruments. Previous experience managing a high-field NMR center/facility, and extensive computer experience are both mandatory.

Candidates must provide a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing relevant experience and skills, and must arrange for at least three letters of recommendation directed to Jeff W. Peng, Academic Director of the Magnetic Resonance Research Center.  All materials should be submitted to the application website (https://apply.interfolio.com/48650).  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but must be received by March 15th, 2018 to receive full consideration.