The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University is seeking a Director to support leading academic research in our Laukien-Purcell Instrumentation Center. The Director is expected to establish the center as a world-class instrumentation facility. The successful candidate will work alongside faculty and researchers to provide training, consultation, and analysis in the field of NMR spectroscopy. The Center houses seven NMR spectrometers, one EPR spectrometer, one SQUID-MPMS, one FTIR, and one LCMS. The Director will be responsible for, with the help of an electronic technician, routine instrument maintenance, instrument training, and day-to-day operation of all spectrometers, including user schedules, cryogen refills, software upgrades, instrument calibrations, spectrometer troubleshooting, and on-site hardware and software repairs. The Director will provide all aspects of technical and educational support, including acquiring and interpreting spectra, implementing new experimental techniques, and technical training to researchers. The incumbent will work to develop, and collaborate with faculty users, to establish and assess a strategic plan which includes acquiring equipment to discover and test new methodologies, keeping abreast on cutting-edge technologies, and continuing to make the Department, and Center, a leading facility to conduct ground breaking science. The Director is responsible for aggressively initiating as well as leading proposal development and submission for new instrumentation purchases, working closely with relevant faculty to include a compelling case based on science and potential scientific advances. The successful candidate will work with the Department to obtain PI rights, as relevant, and will have the opportunity to teach. Although the primary responsibility of the director is in a service capacity, it is anticipated that the Director may engage in research (e.g. new NMR methods or mechanistic problems involving spectroscopy). As this position has a diverse client base, the ideal candidate will have superior ability to collaborate and partner with students, keeping in line with the Departments mission to
PhD in Physical or Life Sciences and 8 years of experience with extensive knowledge and experience in NMR.
The ideal candidate will:
Have experience with EPR spectroscopies, and digital and RF electronics.
Have substantial experience in collaborating and working with a diverse population of constituents including faculty, students and staff and a successful track record of working effectively across all levels.
Be a creative problem-solver with the ability to adapt to change and to respond quickly to shifting priorities.
Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
Have strong interpersonal skills and a service-oriented approach
Be experienced with proposal development
Possess supervisory experience
Have experience providing technical and educational support
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49270BR
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