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Reference Number 02-31617 Posted Job Title ASSISTANT DIRECTOR NMR FACILITIES School Name School of Arts and Sciences Org Chemistry Posted to the Web 04/12/2019 Posted Job/Salary Grade 027 Employment Type Exempt Hours N/A Position Type Full Time Position Schedule TBD Months 12 Position Length Ongoing Position End Date University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

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The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies.


This position is Assistant Director of the NMR Facility. Primary function is to assist the facility Director with the following principal duties in the facility: instrumentation maintenance, NMR training, NMR experiments implementation and other operations in NMR facility.

Instrumentation maintenance:
* Regularly performing routine calibrations and adjustments on the spectrometers and related accessories, including the helium compressor outdoor unit.
* Assisting with troubleshooting and spectrometer repair, including related hardware and software, operating system maintenance and management (Windows and Linux)
* Cryogen fills

NMR training:
* Training NMR new users, including scheduling training sessions and corresponding with new users, and setting up new user’s account on the online scheduler
* Updating and maintaining teaching pedagogy to maintain high quality training
* Non-routine NMR experiments training such as VT NMR and others

NMR experiments implementation:
* Implementing new NMR techniques
* Performing specialized experiments

Other operations in NMR facility:
* Running industrial samples
* Consulting with departmental research on advanced NMR related problems
* Assisting in NMR data management, online scheduler maintenance, instrument computer programming, computer security issues and the development of NMR website

  • A Master’s Degree in the field of Chemistry is required, and a PhD degree in Chemistry is strongly preferred
    * Minimum 2 years’ experience in NMR laboratory with at least one-year experience maintaining NMR instrumentation
    * Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills and team player are required
    * Experience with Bruker NMR hardware and software and cryogenic fills are required.
    * Experience with 1D and 2D solution state NMR techniques is required
    * Teaching and training experience is preferred
    * Experience with Unix/Linux and Windows operating systems is preferred. Programming skills in Perl or other scripting languages and experience in webpage development are a plus.
    * Knowledge on electronics and experience of electronics repair are highly preferred.
Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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Posted: 4/19/2019
Application Due: 6/13/2019
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