Instrument Specialist (Assistant In)

Orlando, Florida
Oct 21, 2019
Nov 20, 2019
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a 12-month, non-tenure earning instrument specialist (a faculty level position) anticipated to begin as early as January 2020.

Responsibilities include maintenance of the department’s chromatographic instrumentation (gas and liquid chromatography with a variety of detectors) for teaching and research, organizing and operating a scheduling system for instrument use, training faculty members and students in the use of instrumentation including some teaching responsibilities, method development, and working with faculty to develop new instrumentation-based experiments for laboratory courses. Collaborations in research, proposal writing, and scholarship are encouraged. We are especially interested in an individual who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community and foster an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.

Minimum Qualifications: A B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field from an accredited institution by time of hire is required. In addition, the successful applicant must have at least 5 years of experience operating and maintaining chromatography instrumentation.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with a significant breadth of experience with chemical instrumentation, particularly chromatography instrumentation.

The Chemistry Department has productive academic programs including the Chemistry Ph.D., Chemistry M.S., Forensic Science M.S., and ACS-accredited B.S. programs in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Forensic Chemistry, and Forensic Biochemistry. Current research strengths within the Chemistry Department include materials chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, organic chemistry, photonics and forensic chemistry. At UCF we value interdisciplinary and collaborative endeavors. For more information, visit

The College of Sciences (COS) houses most of the university’s natural, computational, and social sciences in seven departments, two schools, and eleven centers. The college’s programs play a key role in advancing UCF as a national research university that is determined to help students from all backgrounds achieve success. For more information, visit

Located in Orlando, Florida, UCF is classified as a Very High Research Activity university by the Carnegie Foundation. With a diverse student body of more than 68,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the country. The university offers more than 200 degree programs. UCF is committed to diversity and was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2019. For more information, visit

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.