Scientific Research Specialist

Job description

Job ID: 43138

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 01/01/9999


Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry


Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the MASS SPEC and MAC Auxiliaries. This includes: instrument maintenance and upkeep, user training, usage scheduling and client customer service. Responsible for keeping the facilities up to date through instrumentation proposal submission and staying abreast of relevant instrumentation/experimental techniques.
Responsible for providing scientific research support by performing relevant techniques, including but not limited to, steady-state spectrometry, mass-spectrometry, measurements and measurements design. Responsible for assisting faculty with proposal writing by providing instrumentation/technique support and preliminary data for research defined in the proposal.
Responsible for billing, vendor and service contract negotiations, generating new auxiliary clients and ensuring rates are correct and verified annually.
Responsible for the supervision of an OPS technician who will assist users with sample runs, perform minor equipment and facility maintenance and upkeep.
Will serve as the EH&S liaison to ensure the auxiliaries are in compliance with safety policies and procedures established by the university and other overarching agencies.


The minimum qualifications for this position is a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and two years of applicable experience.
Experience with and/or knowledge of research methodology, principles, and practices in area of work.
Experience in and/or knowledge of the physical or life science fields.
Experience with and/or knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of data collection.
Experience prioritizing, organizing and performing multiple work assignments simultaneously.
Experience utilizing technical skills and working with applicable computer applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook or equivalent software.


Preference will be given to candidates who have a Master's degree in a related field and have experience operating/maintaining scientific equipment such as mass spectrometers, gas chromatographs, and x-ray diffractometers.
Preference will be given to candidates who have knowledge or have completed OSHA safety training.

Anticipated Salary Range

Anticipate hiring in the $40,000 range.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.


The schedule will be 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

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Job No:
Posted: 3/20/2018
Application Due: 5/18/2018
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