Author: Aneesa Bey

Job Posting: Academic Assistant 3 – Mass Spec

The Department of Chemistry, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, is accepting applications for a full-time manager (Academic Assistant 3) to run the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. This is a hands-on position that involves training graduate students, performing service and custom analyses, and operating, maintaining and repairing instruments, as well as helping the upgrading of mass spectrometry instrumentation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

  1. Operate all mass spectrometers in the Chemistry Mass Spectrometry facility.
  2. Conduct all upgrades and performance maintenance of all mass spectrometers in the facility, perform small repairs, and coordinate outside engineering repair services.
  3. Maintain operation logs, data storage, and reservation systems.
  4. Train students to use mass spectrometry instruments.
  5. Provide service analyses and develop new MS services to meet the needs of faculty and customers.
  6. Provide assistance in the writing of internal and external grant proposals involving mass spectrometry.

The position reports directly to the Department Head. The Facility Manager is expected to work closely with a Committee/Faculty Director of the MS Facility to coordinate on operation, training, maintenance, and upgrading of mass spectrometry instrumentation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry with a concentration in mass spectrometry and at least one year of post-graduation experience. Must have strong knowledge and experience with MS instrumentation using all modern ionization methods and HPLC-MS hyphenation techniques. Excellent communication skills with a diverse clientele are required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Should have strong knowledge and experience with MS instrumentation using all modern ionization methods and HPLC-MS hyphenation techniques. Experience with QqTOF-MS, QqQ-MS, GC-MS, MALDI-TOF MS and related methods. Experience with hardware performance maintenance, instrument troubleshooting, and repair. Experience with the analyses of small molecules, biomolecules, and polymers.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is an eleven month, annually renewable position, with full benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience with starting salary in the range of $75-90k.

TO APPLY

To apply, please visit UConn Jobs online application system at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9767. For full consideration, upload a cover letter, detailed CV, service statement including service philosophy, service experience, lab management plans, commitment to effective service, concepts for new method development, etc. and names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until the position is filled. Please include the search number 2018059 with all correspondence.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment background check. (Search # 2018059).

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honor students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and instates serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Job Posting: Assistant Professor in Residence

The Chemistry Department within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor-in-Residence level.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1).

The successful candidate will assist with teaching general chemistry lecture and laboratory classes, advising undergraduate students and developing success and retention strategies for chemistry courses. This position requires an individual with a dynamic personality who can interact with undergraduate and graduate students in addition to faculty, and has the ability to work with Chemistry faculty across the regional campuses and at main campus in Storrs. The incumbent will share a deep commitment to effective instruction and to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their activities the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Chemistry and at least three years’ experience teaching and administration of large (greater than 150 students) general chemistry lecture and laboratory courses.

Preferred qualifications: Experience directly supervising teaching assistants, and course design and curriculum development with innovative methods designed to improve student success and retention.

This position is a full-time, nine (9)-month appointment, with a start date of August 23, 2017. This position reports to the Chemistry Department Head, Christian Brueckner. The position may be annually renewable based on performance, budget and needs of the department and college.  Salary is competitive based upon qualifications.  The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs Campus.

To apply, please visit the University’s Husky Hire online application system at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9240.

Applications must include:

  • cover letter;
  • a detailed curriculum vitae;
  • a teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.) with relevant teaching evaluations;
  • a commitment to diversity statement (commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately. For more information regarding the Department of Chemistry, please visit the department website at www.chemistry.uconn.edu

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017547)

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.