Mgr, Scientific Instrumentation

7 days left

Location
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 13, 2021
Closes
Aug 12, 2021
Field of specialization
General / Technical
Work Function
Technical Services
Job Type
Full time

Is responsible for most scientific instruments in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. As such, is responsible for their maintenance and repair, co-management of the Maintenance and Repairs budget, and participates in the departmental capital equipment request annual process. The Scientific Instrument Specialist supports instrument use for research and teaching laboratories, organizes and conducts training sessions on instruments, oversees instrument installation and setup, upgrades instruments’ software and hardware, troubleshoots and maintains most scientific instruments. This position provides fundamental support of instructional and research activities in the Department. Gives highest priority to timely, responsive maintenance and repair of department instrumentation Provides expertise, as necessary, on the repair and maintenance questions for shared instrumentation and specialized equipment Upgrades software and hardware as needed for department instruments.Organizes and conducts training sessions on instrumentation, methods and techniques for instructors and researchers (faculty and students).Acquires and/or writes and produces, maintains, and disseminates quality instrument training videos.Provides technical support for faculty on instrument matters relating to teaching and research including limited method development.Oversees instrument installation and setup.Co-manages the department repairs and maintenance budget to support the cost of department instrumentation upkeep.Communicates with staff/faculty point persons in support of instrumentation housed in the department. Organizes shared usage of all department instruments.Works with department chair, faculty, laboratory technicians and laboratory coordinators in long-range planning for instrument needs and acquisition, coordinating installation of new instruments.Participates in the departmental capital equipment request annual process.Keeps abreast of trends, developments, best practices, and technologies in the field of scientific instruments.Maintaining an accurate inventory of current instrumentation and maintenance records. 

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