Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Summary of Position: The Minnesota NMR Center at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities is seeking an NMR Spectroscopist to join the MNMR staff. The NMR Spectroscopist will be responsible for maintenance and operation of spectrometers for solution and solid-state NMR, acquiring and interpreting multidimensional NMR spectra, implementing new experimental techniques, and providing technical training and guidance to University researchers and external customers. As a University-wide internal service organization, the MNMR is dedicated to serving the NMR-based research needs of the University and providing education in the implementation of NMR techniques to biomedical research. MNMR houses eight high-field NMR spectrometers and provides support for five other NMR spectrometers on campus. Please see nmr.umn.edu for more information on the facility
Essential and Other Functions:
50% Operate and Maintain NMR Spectrometers Routine and non-routine maintenance of instruments in the Minnesota NMR Center. Includes instrument performance verification, troubleshooting and repair, cryogen fills, interfacing with vendors for tech support, parts orders, scheduling service.
40% Support MNMR Users Train researchers to use NMR instruments. Participate on team of instructors for Practical NMR Workshops. Provide ongoing assistance with experimental design, experimental setup, data processing and interpretation of NMR data for biological and chemical applications. Service analysis and consultation.
10% Support day-to-day operations Assist, as needed, with tasks necessary to keeping the NMR center running, including documentation, housekeeping, facility tours, etc.
Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology, biophysics, chemistry or related field with a substantial research and publication record to include at least 2 years of NMR experience.
Preferred Qualifications: 5 years or more of NMR experience. Experience with maintenance and troubleshooting NMR spectrometers A strong theoretical background in NMR pulse sequences Biomolecular NMR experience Solid-state NMR experience Familiarity with Linux Good verbal, writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Internal Number: 341331
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