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Instrumentation Specialist

Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, Kentucky
Closing date
Sep 18, 2021

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Field of specialization
General / Technical
Work Function
Laboratory, Technical Services
Job Type
Full time
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Job Details

Instrumentation Specialist

Position Number: S00891P

Position Type: Staff

Position Category:

Search Type: External

Posted Salary Information: Grade 44

Driver Classification: Non Driver

City: Richmond

Division: Academic Affairs/Provost

Department: College of Science

Unit: Chemistry

FLSA: Exempt

Contact Person: Tanea Reed

Schedule Type: Full Time (37.5 hrs per week or more)

Additional Schedule Details:

Funding Source: Institutional

Retirement: KTRS

Position Summary:

The Instrumentation Specialist will be responsible for the efficient functioning of all departmental research and teaching instrumentation and equipment. The position will provide regular preventative maintenance, arrange for repair of equipment and instrumentation in the Department, supervise and train faculty, students, and others on the proper use of chemistry instrumentation and laboratory equipment, and serve as the chemical Hygiene Officer for the College. Additionally, this position will have instructional responsibilities as needed by the department.

Minimum Education:

• Master’s Degree is required.

• Degree in a science related field is preferred.

Minimum Experience:

• Three years of experience is required.

• Experience with the maintenance and upkeep of instrumentation and equipment is required.

Minimum Licensure and Certification:

Qualification Equivalencies:

Desired Qualifications:

Candidates for the position must have a Master’s degree or higher in Chemistry, or related field from a regionally accredited institution. Experience maintaining chemical instrumentation and handling gases and cryogens is required

Job Functions:

Direct the operations of the fifth floor instrument room and oversee the use, maintenance, and repair of all chemistry-related instrumentation in the New Science Building (NSB).

Teaching freshman or upper division lecture or laboratory courses with an emphasis on those in analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis.

Assisting in the training and approval of new users on instruments and equipment and maintaining documentation of student and faculty safety training on instrumentation.

Assisting in the modification of existing equipment, new equipment design and fabrication, research laboratory set-up, and faculty specific needs.

Assisting in the selection, purchase, and the use of instruments and equipment used in courses and research, including setting up vendor demos and updating and negotiating service contracts.

Supports the office functions by completing all other duties and special projects as assigned.

Posting Number: S00891P

Number of Vacancies: 1

Job Open Date: 08/12/2021

Application Review Date:

Job Close Date: 9/15/2021

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions Summary:

AA/EEO Statement:

Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement:

Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

Document Link:

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