Instrumentation Specialist

Baylor University
Waco, Texas
Commensurate with experience
Nov 23, 2020
Dec 23, 2020
Field of specialization
Computers / Computational / Informatics
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

What We’re Looking For

The Instrumentation Specialist in the Baylor Science Building (BSB) will interface with scientific instrumentation and computing operators to support Baylor's research initiatives. This position directly reports to the Director’s Office of the BSB and will work closely with researchers, lab personnel, service engineers, contractors, and vendors to keep and maintain instrumentation. The Instrumentation Specialist will support the core facilities as well as researchers using complex scientific instrumentation. This position is a key component in Baylor's research programs' rapid development of research and growing technology needs.

• Experience working with scientific instruments and computing operations (i.e. - HPLC Spectrometers)

• Experience working with budgets and maintaining inventory

• Ability to work well with all levels of internal staff, faculty, and vendors

• Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks effectively

• Accurately estimates timelines and meets deadlines

• Quick thinker with superb attention to detail and organizational skills

• Proactive problem solver

A Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant work experience, and an active Christian faith are required. A doctoral degree in Chemistry, Physics, and other science-related degrees and five years of relevant work experience are preferred.

To be a part of the most compelling mission in higher education, submit a CV/resume, cover letter, and online application at the Instrumentation Specialist job posting.

What You Will Do

• Perform installation, maintenance, and repair of major instruments and equipment

• Provide technical support for specialized computers, operating systems, and scientific instrumentation

• Serve as a technology resource for faculty, staff, and students and conduct training sessions as needed

• Oversee daily laboratory operations and quality control

• Maintain an up-to-date inventory of all instrumentation

• Assist in budget preparation related to equipment and instruments

• Analyze data and prepare reports as needed

• Work as needed with outside contractors, vendors, engineers and other personnel as necessary

• Perform all other duties as assigned to support Baylor’s mission

• Ability to comply with University policies

• Maintain regular and punctual attendance

What You Can Expect

As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family’s wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages

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About Baylor

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled