Research Scientist III

Employer
Iowa State University Department of Chemistry
Location
Iowa State University, Ames
Salary
Commensurable with experience.
Closing date
Jun 4, 2022

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Field of specialization
Analytical, Biochemical, Biological, Physical
Work Function
Research-Applied, Research-Basic
Job Type
Full time
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Job Details

Position Information:

Position Title:

Research Scientist III

 

Job Group:

Professional & Scientific

 

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. with a research focus on physical or analytical chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, or a related field
  • A publication record with a focus on NMR methodology
  • Experience in an instrumentation service group at university, a research group with an instrumentation focus, national lab, corporate research lab, or similar
  • Applications experience with liquid and/or solid-state NMR
  • Experience with basic website editing and NMR acquisition and processing software
  • Experience in preparation of instrumentation grant proposals and the installation of major instruments
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in the troubleshooting and repair of NMR instrumentation

 

 

Job Description:

The Department of Chemistry and the Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology seek a Research Scientist to be part of the Chemical Instrumentation Facility (CIF) and Biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility (BNMRF) with a main specialty in biological solution NMR, natural products NMR, and/or biological solid-state NMR.

 

This is a three-year term position with the anticipation that the successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply for a continuous position by the end of the term. The Research Scientist will be responsible for oversight, training, and maintenance for three cryoprobe-equipped high-field solution NMR spectrometers (600 MHz in Chemistry and 700, 800 MHz in BBMB), in addition to other NMR-related and facility maintenance duties in CIF and BNMRF. The Research Scientist will work closely with faculty major users and their research groups, in addition to staff scientists in CIF and BNMRF. Applications should be submitted by May 31, 2022 for guaranteed consideration.

 

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Training and indirect supervision of the research activities of graduate students and collaboration on new methodologies and research projects when appropriate

  • Day-to-day instrument maintenance and repairs

  • Preparation of grant proposals and annual reports for funding agencies and internal purposes

  • Evaluation and acquisition of new instrumentation

  • Development of training materials as well as development and implementation of outreach programs

 

The successful candidate:

  • Will have excellent technical skills in at least one area noted and will be willing to learn new NMR methodologies, pulse sequence coding, automation programming and data processing

  • Have interest in or experience with maintaining websites and will work on modernizing and streamlining electronic instrument booking, electronic usage tracking and remote data storage

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills for working with faculty, graduate students, and instrument companies

  • Excellent writing skills for crafting training materials and grant proposals


Level Guidelines
• Senior-level position possessing high-level professional and/or technical skills working independently under minimal supervision to support ISU’s mission and department or work unit goals
• Applies senior-level professional knowledge and expertise to work requiring greater latitude
• Solves moderately complex problems and regularly exercises judgment to determine appropriate action
• Regularly exercises judgment to resolve problems and determine appropriate action on a broad set of issue and problems. May provide recommendations regarding problems/issues outside the bounds of defined procedures and practices
• Responds to complicated inquiries, provides training, and provides direction to lower-level staff
• May provide supervision for one to two other staff (i.e., leads a small work team)
• May lead projects for which well-defined practices and procedures may not exist
• Provides guidance to students

 

 

Appointment Type:

Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)

 

 

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:  

May 31, 2025

 

 

Number of Months Employed Per Year:

12 Month Work Period

 

 

Time Type:

Full time

 

 

Pay Grade:

PS809

 

 

Application Instructions:

To apply, please click on the link below:

Research Scientist III (myworkdayjobs.com) 

Guaranteed consideration date is May 31st.


If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Why Choose ISU?
Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:
• Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans
• Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans
• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa)
• Life insurance and long-term disability
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Various voluntary benefits and discounts
• Employee Assistance Program
• Wellbeing program

 

 

Original Posting Date:

April 25, 2022

 

 

Posting Close Date:

May 31, 2022

 

 

Job Requisition Number:

R8200

 

Company

Why Choose ISU?
Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:
• Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans
• Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans
• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa)
• Life insurance and long-term disability
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Various voluntary benefits and discounts
• Employee Assistance Program
• Wellbeing program

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

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Location
1605 Gilman Hall
2415 Osborn Dr
Ames
IA
50011-1021
United States
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