Job Information

University of Utah NMR Lab manager in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 05/03/2021

Requisition Number PRN25996B

Job Title Manager, Laboratory

Working Title NMR Lab manager

Job Grade G

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00121 - Chemistry

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 60700 to 115300

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The manager of the nuclear magnetic resonance ( NMR ) laboratory will ensure efficient operation of the instruments operating in the NMR Facility.

Key responsibilities of the position include maintenance of an efficient high-resolution solution NMR laboratory and to provide training to the broad user group that includes faculty, postdoctoral associates, and both graduate and undergraduate students, as well as visiting scholars.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at work site if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.


1. Develops training protocols and trains graduate students, post doctoral scholars, and other research personnel in the use of magnetic resonance spectrometers. Provides support for classroom use of magnetic resonance facilities including development of experiments and protocols for classroom use. Teaches informal and formal classes in the theory and practice of magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

2. Assumes overall responsibility for the administration of magnetic resonance spectroscopy facility under the direction of the technical services committee. Operates magnetic resonance spectrometers to ensure that they are performing within specification. Assists in diagnosing problems with magnetic resonance spectrometers and related equipment, including computers and local area networks, and coordinates repairs. Performs system administration of computers and networks associated with magnetic resonance spectrometers. Coordinates and assists in maintenance of the cryogens in the superconducting magnet systems. Actively participates in the identification of upgrades to NMR instruments and related systems.

3. Provides consultation on research problems for users of magnetic resonance facility. Enters into collaborative research projects with groups and individuals where magnetic resonance expertise is required.

4. Participates in writing grant proposals for maintaining magnetic resonance facilities at state-of-the-art level, and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related area of assignment or equivalency and 4 – 6 years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of assigned department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required.

Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Preference will be given for a Ph.D. in the natural sciences or engineering, five years of practical experimental NMR experience including hands on experience with modern solution NMR systems and multinuclear probes.

Experience in UNIX / LINUX operating systems is essential.

Basic electrical engineering skills and experience with computer programming languages is highly desirable.

Practical expertise in other instrumentation, including electron paramagnetic resonance ( EPR ) and optical spectroscopy will be considered to be useful additional skills.

In addition, demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with researcher with a wide variety of prior training are essential.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.