Job Opportunity - MIT Chemistry - Director, Instrumentation Facility

The MIT Department of Chemistry has an opening for a Director of our Chemistry Instrumentation Facility (DCIF).  

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.  Any questions on the positing may be directed to Michele Harris, Human Resources Coordinator at or 617-253-1804.

DIRECTOR, INSTRUMENTATION FACILITY, Chemistry-Instrumentation Facility (DCIF), to supervise and ensure the smooth day-to-day operation of the facility. This will include managing staff and operation of the instruments; instrument acquisition and upgrades, including proposal preparation; instrument repair and maintenance; teaching/training student and postdoctoral operators; implementing modern instrumental research techniques in response to faculty needs; systematic evaluation and enhancement of DCIF operations, protocols, and resources; and overseeing the operating budget and staff development for the facility. Duties include overseeing operations, maintenance, and repair of the NMR, mass spectrometers, EPR, and other instrumentation used by students, postdocs, and faculty; assessing facility needs and planning, organizing, coordinating, and writing major instrumentation proposals; overseeing instrument acquisition and upgrades; writing specifications and reviewing bids for new equipment purchases; directing the implementation of current instrumental research techniques in response to faculty needs; and performing user training for ambient and low temperature EPR experiments on a 9 GHz Bruker EMXplus and seven NMRs using Varian, Bruker, and JEOL consoles operating at 300, 400, 500, and 600 MHz. In addition to routine analysis, NMRs are frequently used for monitoring reactions and variable temperature experiments. Will respond to requests for technical assistance from facility users; maintain a DCIF user database; perform maintenance on the reservation host; and perform other duties as directed. The possibility exists to assist with teaching courses on NMR spectroscopy and to support the NMR activities in the undergraduate teaching laboratory.

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in chemistry or related field, extensive experience in modern multidimensional NMR spectroscopy, knowledge of EPR spectroscopy, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to interact with students and faculty with diverse needs and interests. Supervisory/management experience strongly preferred. Job #14495

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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