Instrument Manager Positions at Mississippi State University

The Departments of Chemistry and Comparative Biomedical Sciences at Mississippi State University are pleased to announce three full-time 12-month instrument manager positions for their Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Mass Spectrometry (MS) facilities.

Chemistry NMR Facility

The successful candidate will supervise the maintenance of assigned NMR instrumentation in the Chemistry department, as well as the training of users. Instruments include three existing NMR systems (300, 500, and 600 MHz) an 800 MHz NMR currently being installed, a helium recovery system, and an X-band electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) system. The candidate will handle mail-in samples, billing, and work with remote users as part of their responsibilities. The successful candidate will also train students on basic NMR use, including a one-credit introductory class for new graduate students, as assigned. The successful candidate may be assigned to assist with managing other analytical research instrumentation based on their interests and expertise.

Full position listing and application link at https://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/en-us/job/507276/research-scientist-i-ii-iii-or-senior.

Chemistry MS Facility

The successful candidate will supervise the maintenance and user training for liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) instrumentation in the Chemistry department. This includes a Bruker Q-TOF LC-MS system, an Agilent 1200 series single quadrupole LC-MS system, an inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) system, and several GC-MS systems. It also includes a new Q-TOF instrument to be acquired in 2024 as part of an NSF Major Research Instrumentation project. The successful candidate will also train students on basic mass spectrometry use, including a one-credit introductory class for new graduate students, as assigned. The successful candidate may be assigned to assist with managing other analytical research instrumentation based on their interests and expertise.

Full position listing and application link at https://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/en-us/job/507277/research-scientist-i-ii-iii-or-senior.

Comparative Biomedical Sciences MS Facility

The applicant will support targeted/untargeted metabolomics and proteomics efforts in the college. The instruments in the department include a Thermo Quantis 240 quadrupole-orbitrap hybrid system and a TSQ Quantis triple quadrupole, which are used to identify and quantify small molecules in biological systems. Both systems are interfaced with UPLC inlets. Prior analytical experience with LC-MS/MS is required, which could have been gained on triple quadrupoles, ion traps, orbitraps, or TOF instruments in industry or academia. Prior experience with software that enables chemical compound identification/annotation, such as Compound Discoverer(TM) or LipidSearch(TM), would be beneficial but is not required.

Full position listing and application link at https://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/en-us/job/507206/research-associate-i-ii-iii-or-senior.

 

Job Requirements:

Applicants should visit the links above for essential job requirements, duties, or responsibilities. For the Chemistry positions, applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related area. For the Comparative Biomedical Science position, applicants must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related area. Applicants with prior experience using and managing NMR or instrumentation are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more information about these positions, please contact nfitzkee@chemistry.msstate.edu.