Director of Instrumentation

Hempstead, New York
Salary and benefits
Sep 06, 2018
Oct 06, 2018
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Full-time Director of Instrumentation, Chemistry

Hofstra University ( invites applications for a full-time administrative position as Director of Instrumentation beginning as soon as possible. The Director shall support the Chemistry Department faculty and students by providing expertise in the installation, maintenance and repair of scientific equipment and instrumentation in both the research and teaching laboratories. They will assist in the instructional program by instructing faculty and students in the proper use of laboratory equipment and aid in the completion of assigned experiments and research projects. The Chemistry Department has numerous analytical instrumentation. A detailed list can be found on the Department’s website. 

Job responsibilities will include:

Consult with faculty on equipment needs; research available products for capabilities and cost to make recommendations for which equipment to purchase

Coordinate the service and repair of analytical instrumentation such as NMR, HPLC, GC-FID, GC-ECD, GC-MS, FTIR, UV-Vis, DSC, FPLC, and fluorimeters

Assist faculty in experimental labs by setting up equipment during teaching labs and instruct students on the proper use of the equipment

Assist faculty and students in the department’s research program. Advise on the appropriate choice of equipment and train faculty and students to operate equipment

Maintain up to date knowledge and understanding of laboratory equipment

Implement computer interfacing and networking to students

The job requirements include the ability to work well with faculty and students on the use of analytical instruments and have excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate would have prior experience with at least several of the instruments indicated above and the willingness to learn the operation and maintenance of others.

Applicant must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in a Physical Science or Engineering with at least 5 years of experience with analytical instrumentation or a Master’s or Ph.D. in a Physical Science or Engineering with at least 3 years experience with analytical instrumentation. Applicants with advanced degrees (Master’s or Ph.D.) strongly encouraged to apply.

All applications can be emailed to or mailed to:

Dr. William Nirode, Chair

Department of Chemistry

151 Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY 11549

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.