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NMR Spectroscopist

University of Illinois, School of Chemical Sciences
Urbana, Illinois
Minimum annual salary is $65,000. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Nov 3, 2022

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NMR Spectroscopist

School of Chemical Sciences

The School of Chemical Sciences maintains a full complement of research and support facilities and its scientific professionals are involved in a wide array of chemical investigations.

Job Summary
This position will work with the Director in providing technical service to students and faculty, including advice on using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) equipment, training, maintenance, and problem-solving, especially as it relates to the application of solid-state NMR spectroscopy.

Duties & Responsibilities

Instrument Responsibilities (which can include user support, training, calibration, repairs, maintenance)

  • UI300WB
  • CB500WB (new September 2022)
  • VNS750NB (solid-state NMR configuration

Technical Assistance and Maintenance

  • General tasks & maintenance: probe installation and calibration (including: magic angle adjustment, shimming probes, calibrating pulse widths, optimizing cross-polarization conditions, probe and amplifier stability tests, probe sensitivity tests, temperature calibrations)
  • Collaboration and Consulting
  • Training and Tutoring - train new users and assisting intermediate users
  • Development and implementation of new experiments: discuss scheduling needs with students and PIs via in-person conversation, email, or phone. Post and maintain schedule on designated calendar for continuous group access.
  • Troubleshoot with Electronics Engineers (CEES)
  • Problem-solving involving spectrometer downtime   
  • Software/hardware upgrades and testing of new or repaired equipment
  • Manage status of FTS/AirJet units

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Manage shipping (incoming/outgoing) for modification or repair of equipment involving NMR spectrometers, manage visits by vendor engineers when servicing the spectrometers (make sure keys, codes, etc., are arranged), technical consultation and collaboration with users involving grant proposals, research, and publication. Manage both the NMR Lab and EPR Lab web pages in cooperation with the Director. Further assist in any area as requested by the Director.

Appointment Information
This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the deadline date. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications must be received by 6pm (CST) on October 21, 2022. Apply for this position go to Realize Your Potential: Illinois (, click the Apply Now for this position. Upload your cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Leslie Chenoweth, For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.


The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing


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