Research Support Specialist 4

7 days left

New Haven, Connecticut
Sep 08, 2020
Oct 08, 2020
Field of specialization
Nuclear / Radiochemical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

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General Purpose: 

This position is responsible for oversight and management of magnetic resonance instrumentation in the Chemical and Biophysical Instrumentation Center (CBIC), under the supervision of the CBIC director.

Responsibilities include 12 nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers with operating frequencies ranging from 400 MHz to 800 MHz, include Varian/Agilent and Bruker models, and are used for small-molecule, macromolecular and solid-state sample analysis. Activities include training instrument users, creating documentation, performing calibrations, diagnosing and solving instrument problems, as well as scheduling and assisting CBIC staff with instrument maintenance tasks including cryogen fills.

As part of his/her training activities, this individual will provide support to students, post-docs, and faculty in their research by helping design and implement advanced NMR experiments including new pulse sequences, assist researchers in analyzing NMR data, and provide NMR analysis for industry and other universities.

It is expected that this individual will keep abreast of developments in the field of NMR spectroscopy, as well as recommend, acquire and implement new NMR instrumentation and accessories, and contribute to instrument grant proposals in collaboration with faculty.

Required Education and Experience: 

Bachelor's Degree in a related field and five years of related experience in a research development facility or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Familiarity with the theory and practice of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometry, including practical experience operating, maintaining and repairing NMR spectrometers.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to effectively train users and staff on proper procedures and methods for using NMR spectrometers as well as processing and interpreting NMR spectroscopy data.
  • An understanding of NMR spectroscopy with the ability to provide technical support for collaborative design and execution of modern NMR methods.
  • Proficient with operating and maintaining other analytical techniques and associated computers and software such as; solution biophysics and/or optical spectroscopy.
  • Mechanical and electronic skills relevant to maintenance, repair and modification of scientific instruments including computer proficiency for instrument operation and data analysis.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: PhD in Chemistry or related field. Good interpersonal and communication skills to facilitate working with faculty and students to assist them in operating instruments and interpreting data analysis.

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