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Senior Instrumentation Manager

Wichita State University
Wichita, Kansas
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Jan 17, 2023

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Field of specialization
General / Technical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

The department is seeking a senior research instrumentation manager to oversee the maintenance and upkeep of instrumentation in the department.  The department recently received a Major Research Instrumentation Award (MRI) through the National Science Foundation for a 500 MHz Bruker AVANCE NEO system.  This new instrument will complement our current Varian 400 MHz instrument.    In addition to maintaining the NMR spectrometers, the manager is also expected to be proactive in maintaining other research instrumentation within the department and interfacing with faculty to ensure all instrumentation is in good working order. The manager will receive training from Bruker on the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the 500 MHz NMR spectrometer. The manager will also be given the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and students on individual projects across a broad range of disciplines.

Required Qualifications:

  • MS degree
  • Strong interpersonal and team member skills and willingness to train students.
  • Basic familiarity with the operation and maintenance of chemical laboratory instrumentation.
  • Proficiency in computer and software management.
  • Good knowledge of lab safety procedures.
  • Highly motivated individual able to plan and manage personal work and schedule

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD and experience with instrumentation installation, calibration and troubleshooting.

Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Manage all laboratory instrument maintenance and repairs. This includes preliminary diagnostics, vendor scheduling, and logbook documentation.
  • Supervise part-time graduate student assistant.
  • Maintain computers and software needed for the operation of departmental instruments
  • Train new users and assist with questions and concerns
  • Coordinate purchasing of equipment, supplies, and instrumentation.

To see full description and to apply, please visit   Application review will begin on December 15, 2022 and continue until position is filled.  For questions contact Professor Jim Bann, or 316-978-7373. 



Wichita State University is a public research university in Wichita, Kansas, United States. It is the third-largest university governed by the Kansas Board of Regents.

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