NMR Facility Manager at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Reporting to the Director of the University of Guelph NMR Centre, the NMR Centre Manager will oversee all aspects of the operation of the Centre which includes six Bruker NMR spectrometers operating at 800, 600 (2), 500, 400, and 300 MHz capable of both solution and solid-state NMR work, and a 600 MHz/395 GHz Dynamic Nuclear Polarization solid-state NMR spectrometer. The NMR spectrometers are equipped with a large number of solution and solid state NMR probes including the 600 MHz cryoprobe and a 400 MHz Prodigy probe. The Manager will be responsible for: the development and provision of training procedures, and assisting internal and external users with a wide range of research needs;  the supervision of  full- and part-time support staff employed by the Centre; training new NMR spectrometer users; ongoing involvement in collaborative research efforts with faculty including writing research proposals for operations and new equipment acquisitions; preparing and overseeing the Centre’s budget, which includes revenues from major and minor users, as well as from industrial and government clients; consulting with clients to solve problems; supervising the resolution of ongoing issues with instrument/ experimental problems; and safety in the laboratory, ensuring procedures are followed.

Requirements of the position include: Ph.D. in a relevant area of biochemistry, biophysics or chemistry with six years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional requirements include: demonstrated expertise in NMR spectroscopy; a thorough knowledge of modern NMR methods and applications, hardware and software; ability to implement the newest experimental developments in NMR spectroscopy; experience in troubleshooting NMR equipment and in handling cryogens; supervisory skills including effective teambuilding and the ability to establish positive working relationships and foster collaboration to achieve common goals; experience in training and monitoring performance;   strong verbal and written communication skills; strong organizational, decision-making and management skills.

Hiring #: 2015-0226

Classification        P07*
*Tentative evaluation; subject to committee review

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