Search for Research Technologist Manager

Posted: Wed., Aug. 20, 2014
Deadline: Fri., Sept. 5, 2014

RESPONSIBILITIES. The primary function of the Research Technologist Manager is to manage the departmental instrumentation laboratory with special emphasis on the training and supervision of all instrument users, including faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students; schedule the use of all instruments by departmental personnel: maintain all instrumentation in operating condition; serve as technical consultant for instrument users; perform instrumental analyses for departmental research projects; and to both collaborate with faculty and work independently on departmental research projects. In addition, the Research Technologist Manager will coordinate and perform analysis, as appropriate, for advanced undergraduate Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry laboratory courses as well as, occasionally, for local colleges and high schools.


  1. Bachelor's Degree or higher in biological, chemical, or medical sciences (such as biology, pharmacology/toxicology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, physiology, or medical technology) or a closely related field.
  2. Six months of experience comparable to that gained as a Research Technologist II.
  3. Six months of Research Technologist experience which were spent in a supervisory or team leader capacity.

PREFERRED SKILLS. The Research Technologist Manager should have expertise in the theory, maintenance and operation of advanced chemical instrumentation used in research and teaching applications. Specific chemical analysis instruments include, among others: nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, Fourier transform infrared spectrometers, liquid chromatograpy mass spectrometers, a matrix isolation laser desorption mass spectrometer, a circular dichroism spectrometer, ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometers, elemental analysis instrumentation, and microbalances. The Research Technologist Manager should have excellent interpersonal skills and the initiative to work to continually improve analysis techniques and procedures.

This is a security-sensitive position. Before any offer of employment is made, the University will conduct a pre-employment criminal background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

Scheduled work hours are 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

Starting Salary: $2,640.63 semi-monthly, plus benefits.
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