Mittwoch, 6. Juni 2007


SPECTROSCOPIST (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance)

School of Chemical Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking applicants for Spectroscopist in its Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Laboratory. This facility primarily supports research in the Departments of Chemistry and of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. This full-time academic professional position requires a broad range of professional and technical skills. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or related field, with specialization in NMR spectroscopy, or the equivalent experience in NMR spectroscopy.

The successful applicant will be a hands-on spectroscopist but also responsible for working with faculty, students, and staff. The skills sought include experience in configuring spectrometers and performing multidimensional biomolecular NMR experiments. Some experience is required in both multi-nuclear solution and solid state NMR, as well as computational skills for processing and analyzing 2D and 3D protein NMR data sets, assigning spectra, and computing protein structures from NMR restraint sets. At least some familiarity with the following software packages (or closely related alternatives) therefore is essential: Felix, NMRPipe, Sparky, NMRView, XPLOR, DYANA, MolMol, VMD. The laboratory contains the following instruments: Varian Unity 400, Varian Unity 500, Varian Unity Inova 300WB, Varian Unity Inova 500 (2), Varian Unity Inova 600, Varian Unity Inova 750 and Varian Infinity Plus 500WB. The Inova 750 and InfinityPlus 500WB are equipped for modern multidimensional magic-angle spinning experiments for proteins.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.

Starting date: As soon as possible after closing date of July 2, 2007.

Closing Date: For full consideration, all application materials (including cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of reference) must be received by the closing date of July 2, 2007. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

Application: SCS prefers that applications be submitted online. To submit an application electronically, go to and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three references. We strongly recommend that you fill out the online application form as soon as you have assembled the names and email addresses of 3 references. This will create your application file, after which you (and your letter writers) will be able to upload application documents and reference letters. If necessary, applications could be mailed to: Attn: NMR Spectroscopist Search Committee, School of Chemical Sciences, 106 Noyes Lab, 505 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801. Minorities, women, and other designated class members are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.