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Instrument Manager: Mass Spectrometry

Mississippi State University
Starkville, Mississippi
$65,000-$70,000 (plus benefits)
Closing date
Apr 4, 2024

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The Department of Chemistry at Mississippi State University is recruiting a full-time 12-month instrument manager for their Mass Spectrometry (MS) facility.

The successful candidate will supervise the maintenance and user training for liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) instrumentation in the Chemistry department. This includes a Bruker Q-TOF LC-MS system, an Agilent 1200 series single quadrupole LC-MS system, an inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) system, and several GC-MS systems. It also includes a new Q-TOF instrument to be acquired in 2024 as part of an NSF Major Research Instrumentation project. The successful candidate will also train students on basic mass spectrometry use, including a one-credit introductory class for new graduate students, as assigned. The successful candidate may be assigned to assist with managing other analytical research instrumentation based on their interests and expertise. 

The full position listing and application link are available at

Applicants should visit the link above for essential job requirements, duties, or responsibilities. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related area. Applicants with prior experience using and managing MS instrumentation are particularly encouraged to apply.

Mississippi State University is an equal-opportunity institution.



Mississippi State University (MSU) is a public land-grant research university located in Starkville, Mississippi. With over $240 million in total research expenditures, and more than 600 principal investigators, it is the state’s highest-ranked research institution. The 2017 NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey places MSU 94th among all public and private research institutions, and its Carnegie Classification is listed as “Very High Research Activity,” the highest possible classification for PhD-granting institutions. MSU is home to several nationally-recognized institutes and centers, including the High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2), the Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing, & Biotechnology (IGBB), and the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS). MSU faculty are expected to excel in research, teaching, and service, and many are leaders in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical engineering.

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