Friday, February 27, 2015

University of Saskatchewan: Research Officer in NMR Spectroscopy

The Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre (SSSC) seeks applications from qualified scientists to fill a staff position in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The SSSC an integrated multidisciplinary analytical facility located at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. The SSSC trains undergraduate students, graduate students and other researchers in the operation of the analytical instruments and provides users with access to more than twenty major state of the art instruments. The Centre serves the University, public sector and private industry researchers in basic sciences and engineering, as well as fostering multidisciplinary collaborations in diverse fields, ranging from agriculture, to health sciences and Engineering.


As a member of the SSSC research support team, the Research Officer will be responsible for instructing researchers in advanced techniques in NMR spectroscopy through the development of short courses, tutorials and individual training sessions. The Officer will also be responsible for implementing advanced methods and developing new methods as required to meet the research objectives of users. The Officer will be responsible for supervising users, implementing safety rules, helping non-experts in the interpretation of NMR spectra, and the maintenance and upgrading of the suite of NMR instruments. The Officer will provide back-up support for the principal mass spectrometrist.

The NMR suite consists of three 500 MHz Bruker Avance NMR spectrometers that are equipped with an array of probes that include a HR MAS, and a micro -solids probe, as well as a liquid chromatograph. The NMR suite also includes a 600 MHz Bruker Avance NMR spectrometer with cryoprobe, microprobe and a broad band room temperature probe. The Mass Spectrometry suite consists of a LC/MS/MS (QToF), and GC-ToF. All NMR and MS instruments were upgraded or acquired in 2014-15. An experienced NMR Spectroscopist and an experienced Mass Spectrometrist are on staff.


A PhD in chemistry or related field with 5 years of experience post PhD in advanced NMR is preferred. Additional experience with LC/NMR and MS would be an asset. An equivalent combination of education and experience would be considered.

Salary: ASPA PHASE II ($59,517-$92,996)

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2015 and will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

Only applications submitted via the University of Saskatchewan employment site will be accepted.

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to Employment Equity. Members of Designated Groups (women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities and visible minorities) are encouraged to self-identify on their applications

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