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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

Responsibilities*

  • Maintain NMR instruments and Squid - maintain functionality, calibration, and optimization of instrumentation; maintain and repair electronics and radio frequency (Rf) components for all instrumentation in the NMR Recharge area, and Squid; clean and repair NMR and Squid instruments after spills and dropped samples; install and tune NMR probes; setup instruments for specialized nuclei.
  • Facilitate use of NMR and Squid instruments by students, researchers and faculty - Provide basic training for faculty, researchers and students in a timely manner; create and provide appropriate training documents, manuals and/or videos for training; consult and help users with advance experimental design, setup of sophisticated NMR techniques
  • Oversee cryogen services for instrumentation - coordinate and provide cryogen services to maintain superconducting state of NMR magnets; provide liquid Helium service and Helium gas cylinders for the Squid, to maintain use of instrument up to 7 Tesla field strength; help researchers and faculty with maintenance of liquid maintenance of liquid Helium cryogen levels of various instruments
  • Data Station Computers - Administer and maintain UNIX and Squid computers used with NMR instruments; ensure optimal system performance, conduct system backups regularly, restorations, system updates, and software updates and installations, as needed.

Required Qualifications*

PhD in Chemistry and five (5) or more years working knowledge of NMR and Squid instruments as well as techniques. Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff by providing high-level customer service is essential. Ability to work independently in collaborative environment.  Ability to work with variety of people internal and external to the University, including international service engineers and instrument manufacturers. Extensive experience using Microsoft Office and a general knowledge of shared computing environments and financial reporting/oversight.  Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills are necessary.

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.  

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/about/diversity--equity-and-inclusion.html

To learn more about LSA’s Guiding Principles visit http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/faculty-staff/human-resources/lsa-staff-guiding-principles.html

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.