Academic Assistant 3- Mass Spectrometry Manager

Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut
Salary is commensurate with experience with starting salary in the range of $75-90k
Feb 26, 2018
Mar 28, 2018
Field of specialization
Analytical, General / Technical
Job Type
Full time

University of Connecticut

Chemistry Department

Academic Assistant 3

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.


  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.


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.


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.


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, please visit UConn Jobs online application system at: 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 positionReview 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


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