NMR Facility Assistant - College Park - job 958504

University of Maryland

Date: 07/22/2021

City: College Park, Maryland

Employment type: Full-time

Position Number: 106294


Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category: Staff

University Authorized FTE: 1.000

Unit: CMNS-Chemistry & Biochemistry

Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
Provide regular required maintenance of NMR spectrometers and their respective hardware and software systems, and assist updates and repairs. Provide technical assistance to Facility Users, including graduate students and other researchers, on proper operation of spectrometers. Provide general support in the operations of the NMR Facility.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering disciplines.

  • Computer workstation and electronics experience

  • Ability to read and understand schematic drawings and user manuals of the spectrometers

Clear written and verbal communication skills

  • At least 2-4 years of experience operating analytical instruments

  • Knowledge and skills of computer programming

Additional Certifications:

Additional Information:

Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands
Requires the transport, and manipulation of compressed gas cylinders, dewars of liquid helium and nitrogen. Ability to lift 30 unassisted and up to 50 pounds of NMR spectrometers accessories with assistance. Requires moderate levels of physical dexterity to make adjustments or repairs on various components of the spectrometers. Exposure to strong but static magnetic fields.

Posting Date: 07/22/2021

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled Yes

Best Consideration Date 08/20/2021

Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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