NMR Facility Director

Jul 07, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

NMR Facility Director

Requisition Number: STFR003835

Division/College: College of Science

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy (NMR) Director will be responsible for overseeing the facility providing instrumentation and expertise to University research programs and courses, and contract service to local companies. This role impacts the teaching and research mission of the Department, Institute and University.

Will be responsible for supporting NU research programs by identifying NMR-based research solutions and training of NMR users. Will consult with PI's of NU research programs on the applicability of NMR and how it could be applied to support or enhance existing or proposed programs. Requires a positive track record in providing training and supervision of technical staff executing the project, and in preparing joint publications and conference presentations of results.

Responsible for facility operations and maintenance, ensuring instrumentation is maintained using best practices, and upgraded as needed. Will provide leadership in grant proposal writing for the purchase of new equipment or upgrades.

As part of the University Analytical Chemistry Core facilities, the NMR Facility Director will be responsible for building collaborations with and performing fee-for-service work for industry and academia, which can subsidize the costs of the facility for University users. Supervise and approve cost accounting to establish breakeven rate for facility, subsidize NU use with external corporate service, set aside plant fund for new equipment. Will oversee instrument scheduling, arbitration, invoicing, and planning. Will generate business by networking into the University and Boston area industrial community.


Ph.D required, plus 5-8 years’ experience overseeing a facility and postdoctoral and professional experience in NMR: nuclear physics, radiofrequency electronics, computer science and data processing.
Professional experience in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and basic science where NMR is applied is desired. Proven track record in preparing and instrument grants. Prior experience in training a user base with a wide range of abilities and experience, ranging from undergraduates to faculty. Experience in running a core facility business.

Additional Information:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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