Freitag, 4. Juli 2008

A NMR Center Manager Position at Galveston, Texas, USA

Job Description
Job Title: Research Scientist
Job ID: 12851
Location: Galveston
Full/Part Time: Full-Time (40 hours)
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Preferred Skill/Competency
Good laboratory practice
Data Analysis
Technical Writing Experience
Editor/Editing Experience
Leadership Ability
Problem solving skills
Strategic vs. tactical/operational focus
Good communication skills
Specific Job Related Duties
Function as a Working Manager for SCSB¿s NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE (NMR) SPECTROSCOPY Core Laboratory to provide management oversight of NMR research. Specific tasks related to this responsibility include: a) Provide training to all levels of users on the operation of the SCSB¿s 4 Varian NMR instruments. b) Provide oversight of users, and supervise those procedures, which require a highly developed technical skill. c)Oversee the daily activities and work assignments of research staff and ensure compliance with all UTMB environmental health and safety rules. d) Organize and maintain scheduling systems for all scientific instruments and provide monthly utilization reports by instrument and by user to the SCSB and GCC MR. e) Conduct routine maintenance of equipment and serve as technical liaison with all manufacturers¿ representatives of each instrument in NMR Lab; Manage annual service contracts as appropriate. f) Maintain inventory and initiate supply orders with SCSB Support Staff as necessary. g) Operate within annual UTMB Operating budget for NMR Lab.
h) Submit billing and Monthly Management Reports, as appropriate, to SCSB Administrator and (for the 800) GCC leadership/administrators; actively seek any opportunities to help make lab more financial self-sufficient. i) Organize monthly NMR Steering Committee meetings.

Collaborate with SCSB Faculty to advance the research mission of the Center and
Biochemistry Department:
a) Define problems and possible solutions as dictated by the research project. b) Establish procedures and protocols to be applied for projects. c) Design, develop, and/or adapt equipment used in experiments, or research, to obtain desired results. d) Coordinate and provide technical direction to the work activities of research staff engaged in projects. e)Perform, analyze and interpret data for research projects and experiments. f)Compile, write, and submit project results to the Principle Investigator; participate in manuscript development and grant applications as appropriate. g) Develop and modify computer programs as necessary for submission to PI. h)Review scientific literature and submit articles for publication as appropriate. i) Identify appropriate internal controls appropriate for NMR projects; provide mechanisms to monitor and enforce compliance. j) Performs related duties as required.

Actively advance SCSB¿s and GCC MR research missions; specific tasks related to this responsibility include: a) Proactively solicit of opportunities for NMR research projects from UTMB Community. b) Work with SCSB and GCC MR (for the 800) leadership to determine merits of proposed projects, prior to making commitments. c) Establish benchmarks for evaluating progress of each project. d) Maintain electronic records (on web) for each project.
e) On periodic basis (as requested by Center Director), report status of each project relative to established benchmarks. f) Work with Houston partners in the J. S. Dunn GCC MR to support NMR access to the 800 MHz NMR instrument; facilitate their projects.

Apply at opening # 12851
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution which proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Min Qualifications
Earned Doctoral degree in related field or equivalent.
No experience required


Administers funds provided by specific grants. Defines problems and possible solutions as dictated by the research project.