The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is a world-class research environment seeking a NMR Center Director. The Director will be responsible for the operation and routine maintenance of several NMR instrumentations (e.g., instrument fills, monitoring, operating, and calibrating instruments) as well as the recruitment, training, and application support of core clients. The director will train all users to ensure compliance with safety regulations and assist individual users in NMR experiment planning, data collection and analysis, pulse-sequence implementation/modification, as well as evaluation/interpretation of data. He/she will manage user accounts and records, provide quarterly reports on usage for billing, identify funding opportunities for upgrades and acquisition of new instruments and assist with proposals preparation, maintain computers and software, maintain a set of basic experiments for user collection of routine spectra, maintain the reservation system, and manage NMR use.
Required documents in addition to the application include: Resume, Cover Letter, and contact information for three individuals to provide recommendation letters.
NMR spectroscopy of small molecules and biomolecules, familiarity with NMR softwares, NMR data processing and analysis, sample preparation, strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, and ability to work independently. The incumbent must have familiarity with diverse software platforms and have demonstrated ease with trouble shooting technical difficulties. This is a support position and the incumbent should have a record of helping others with technical challenges.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
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Required License/Registration/Certification :
PhD in Chemistry (physical, organic, analytical, pharmaceutical) or Biochemistry is preferred, although other degrees may be considered, with significant and direct experience with NMR spectroscopy essential. Postdoctoral experience in advanced NMR desirable, and evidence of NMR productivity as reflected in a significant publication record.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
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