Senior Research Fellow/Mass Spectrometry Facili...

Updated: 8 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
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About University of Massachusetts Amherst:

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking applicants for a Mass Spectrometry Facility Manger who will be responsible for performing day-to-day operations and organization of user training and assisted usage of instruments in the Mass Spectrometry core facility.

Job Description:

The Core Manager assists the Core Director with ongoing operation of the Mass Spectrometry (MS) Core which provides mass spectral and molecular weight analysis to researchers at UMass, neighboring academic institutions and industrial partners. Work with the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) Core Facility Management, Director of Core Facilities and Director of IALS to establish operating protocols.  Ensure daily operation, maintenance and calibration of equipment in MS Core.  Analyze samples for users and assist faculty, students and external users with training and daily operation.


Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or related field required with laboratory experience in mass spectrometry preferred. Or, M.S. in Analytical Chemistry or related field required with 5+ years of laboratory experience in mass spectrometry or equivalent experience.

Experience with operation of a range of mass spectrometry instrumentation preferred. Experience conducting research in an academic environment is preferred. Must understand scientific methods and research requirements. Knowledge of operation of safe handling of cryogens (liquid nitrogen, liquid helium) and safe operation of instruments with high magnetic fields is required. Knowledge of principles of laboratory operation and management is required. Environmental Health and Safety laboratory safety training is required, and must be kept up to date. Laboratory hazardous waste management is required. Proven ability to maintain productive relationships with faculty, researchers, students and external collaborators is expected.

Additional Information:

The University of Massachusetts is committed to the policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfil that policy, the University of Massachusetts is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The starting salary for the position will commensurate with experience.  The University also offers an attractive benefits package.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should apply by July 31, 2016 for priority consideration; however, applications will be accepted till the position is filled. Application materials must include 1) a cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications, 2) a complete curriculum vitae, and 3) contact information for 3 professional references. Please include Requisition #53659 on your application materials.


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