NMR Staff Scientist position NHMFL/University of Florida

The Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy (AMRIS) Facility at UF seeks a scientist specializing in biological solid-state and solution NMR spectroscopy for the permanent research staff position of Core Research Facility Manager/Director of NMR instrumentation and applications in Biophysics and Structural Biology. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D., or equivalent, in Chemistry, Biophysics, Biochemistry, or Structural Biology-related areas of study, with demonstrated experience and expertise in techniques of high field solution and solid-state NMR spectroscopy applied to studies of biological macromolecules.  Previous experience in instrument calibration, pulse sequence execution, data acquisition, and data analysis is needed. Experience with NMR-based approaches frequently used in biophysical research or structural biology, e.g., NMR peak assignment methodologies, structure calculations, and NMR-based analysis of protein dynamics, is encouraged.


The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with AMRIS Facility staff to maintain optimal instrument performance and standard protocols for solid-state and solution NMR spectroscopy to provide support for researchers at the University of Florida as well as external users through the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) users program. This position offers unique opportunities to contribute to the development of cutting-edge research ongoing in the NMR spectroscopy program in the AMRIS Facility and the NHMFL and to conduct independent and collaborative research projects. The position will be based in Gainesville, but will involve a close relationship with the NMR Spectroscopy Program at the NHMFL in Tallahassee, so occasional travel to that site will be expected. Ongoing research in the Facility includes the development and application of NMR spectroscopy to biological, biomedical, chemical, and material science research projects and the development of novel spectroscopy methods.  Candidates with an interest in the application of cutting-edge NMR methods to solving biomedical and biological problems are highly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must exhibit strong abilities in customer service and in time management skills.


The AMRIS Facility houses 12 state-of-the-art MRI/S and NMR systems and two dissolution DNP polarizers.  The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for high-field solid-state NMR and biomolecular solution NMR applications on the vertical bore magnet systems in the AMRIS Facility.


Specific job requirements:

  • Responsible for coordinating, scheduling and ensuring proper utilization of research facilities.
  • Recommend and implement operating policies and procedures in the AMRIS Facility.
  • Keep abreast of current developments and ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Plan and participate in research projects.
  • Help direct and modify research plans.
  • Develop methods and techniques for, and evaluates results of, experiments or studies.
  • Prepare and review manuscripts for publication and presentation at scientific meetings.
  • May serve as liaison between the AMRIS Facility and outside agencies and the general public.


A full job description and application can be found at https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/530448/core-rsch-facility-manager. For additional information on the position, please contact Dr. Joanna R. Long, jrlong@ufl.edu, or Dr. Matt Merritt, matthewmerritt@ufl.edu. Applications will be evaluated beginning March 14 when the posting closes. University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer.



Joanna R. Long, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Director, Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging & Spectroscopy Facility
Assoc. Director, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
McKnight Brain Institute, LG-187
Box 100245
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610