University of La Verne
NMR and Instrument Technician
Job Description Summary:
The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Instrument Technician will provide support for instruments within the Chemistry Department and Natural Science Division. The technician's first priority will be the daily operation of the 400 MHz Bruker NMR facility, including maintenance, direct instrument operation, providing assistance to faculty/staff and qualified students in the use of the NMR and obtaining spectra.
The NMR and instrument technician duties include instrument operation, maintenance, minor repairs and modifications, providing proper supply of cryogenic liquid, and ensuring appropriate safety practices. In addition, support and maintenance (tuning, cleaning, and minor repairs) will be provided for other instruments in the Chemistry Dept. (GC, GC-MS, HPLC, IR, UV-Vis, AAS, etc.) as well as Natural Sciences Division instruments. The technician will also contact vendors when needed to arrange and coordinate repairs provided by external service providers.
The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or a related field, with very good knowledge in electronics, mechanics, and two years direct experience with NMR Spectroscopy. This position requires extensive experience with desktop computer systems and instrument data systems, knowledge of component and board level electronics, as well as good communication and interpersonal skills. Basic knowledge of other instruments is desirable for this position.
A Master’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field and experience with other forms of spectroscopy, chromatography, and related instrumentation is desirable. Expertise and experience on the use of the high resolution solid probes with magic angle spin are also desirable.
Location: La Verne Central Campus
Special Instructions: Please submit contact information for three (3) references.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://laverne.edu
The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation
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