NMR Facility Manager at the University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba is seeking a full-time Facility Manager for a multiuser Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Centre located in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Manitoba. The Centre is equipped with four high-field NMR spectrometers used for a wide variety of research and teaching applications, including solid-state materials chemistry, structure and dynamics of biomolecules, and the structural elucidation of small molecules.

Principal duties will include: operation, maintenance and repair of the NMR spectrometers and associated hardware and software; cultivating a safe, effective and productive laboratory environment; interfacing with a wide variety of users; and managing the billing and financial health of the Centre. The position involves active technical and scientific engagement with internal and external users, daily interaction with undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs and staff in teaching and training capacities. The Manager also supervises an NMR technician who assists with routine spectrometer operation and maintenance.

Expertise in solid-state NMR, advanced multidimensional pulse-programming, hardware development and network management are highly desired. Familiarity with both Bruker and Varian/Agilent NMR systems is an asset. Collaborative research and teaching will be encouraged. A Ph.D. in Chemistry is preferred; however a Ph.D. in Physics or M.Sc. in Chemistry/Physics with at least five years of experience managing an NMR laboratory will be considered.

More information about the position and how to apply may be found at:  https://umanitoba.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=17732

Application materials may also be sent to: NMR-Director.Chemistry@umanitoba.ca

Evaluation of applications will begin on 10 January 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Start date: 1 February 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba).  Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.