Chemist 3

Adair Village, Benton County / Corvallis, Benton County
Apr 24, 2014

Appointment Type: Classified Staff

Department: Chemistry 251400 SCH

Position Summary: This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Chemist 3 position for the Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University (OSU).

This position is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) facility located in the Linus Pauling Science Center. The Natural Products and Small Molecule Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NPSM NMR) Facility provides stateof- the-art instrumentation for chemistry-related researchers throughout the OSU campus and the State of Oregon. This facility contains 4 new spectrometers purchased within the past 5 years: a Brvance III 700 MHz, 2-channel spectrometer, a Brvance III 500 MHz, 4-channel spectrometer, a Brvance 400 MHz, 2-channel spectrometer and a BrPX-400 MHz spectrometer.

The primary mission of the OSU Department of Chemistry is to provide a program of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral education in chemistry and to conduct research and scholarly activities focused on areas of chemistry important to biology, materials and the environment. Approximately 2000 students are enrolled in the General Chemistry program each year.

The College of Science provides a core instructional role at OSU, supporting the ideals of learning, discovery, and engagement that are the foundation of a land-grant university. The College embraces instruction and research, in disciplines ranging from the physical, mathematical, statistical sciences to the life sciences that are based in unbiased inquiry and a dedication to discovery and innovation. The College of Science is committed to partnering with industry and public agencies to address some of the most compelling challenges of today and tomorrow.

Position Duties: 30% Daily Operations
Direct day to day activities of the NMR including managing the scheduler for access. Maintain facilities to operate at a high performance level by performing regular maintenance (shimming, software/hardware updates), supervising or participating in cryogen fills, resetting electronics when needed, and diagnosing and performing basic repairs.
Provide spectroscopy and data collections for local business and universities. Process samples for customers outside of the department and university.

30% Training
Train students and faculty one-on-one to use the equipment.
Assist users with design, set up, and carrying out experiments and subsequent analysis.

Position Duties (continued): 20% Administration
Participate in long-term and short-range planning with the relevant University committees for facilities and equipment use and care.
Participate in submitting collaborative materials for grant proposals.
Coordinate billing process and submit to business center for processing.

20% Equipment Maintenance
Regular cleaning of filters and transferring cryogenic liquids including helium and nitrogen according to established safe handling procedures.
Coordinating service calls with manufacturer.
Trouble shooting technical issues and minor repairs of instruments.
In order to obtain reliable data from tests the operator must be able to shim out the relatively small gradients caused by changing the sample and the sample temperature.
Make probe changes as needed.
Keep computer software up to date and operational.

Working Conditions/Work Schedule: Possible exposure to noxious odors, chemicals, gas anesthetics, radiation, loud noises, and machinery.

Minimum/Required Qualifications: Two years of experience independently performing analytical chemistry procedures which included designing, developing, and implementing analytical methods and procedures and a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry. Three additional years of pertinent experience may substitute for the Bachelor's.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications: An advanced science degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in Organic or Inorganic Chemistry or closely related degree.

Prior experience maintaining a NMR facilities and prior experience in a service-related position.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only):

Posting Date: 03-12-2014

For Full Consideration Date: 04-20-2014

Closing Date: 05-13-2014

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: $3397-$5201

Posting Number: 0012086

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