NMR and Instrument Technician

Employer
University of La Verne
Location
La Verne, California
Salary
DOE
Posted
Mar 25, 2019
Closes
Apr 24, 2019
Field of specialization
Nuclear / Radiochemical
Work Function
Technical Services
Job Type
Full time

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.

 

Specific Duties:

 

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.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

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.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

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: https://apptrkr.com/1424846

 

Institutional Profile

 

Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

 

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

 

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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