Dienstag, 26. August 2008

NMR Spectroscopist South Africa

NMR Spectroscopist
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch (Cape Town area), South Africa
(Ref. 08AR302)

The Central Analytical Facility (CAF) hosts much of the large analytical equipment of Stellenbosch University within nine operational units. Equipment is managed independently within the CAF to ensure optimal utilisation and service to the research community of the University, as well
as the South African research and development sector in general.

The NMR Laboratory is one of the larger units within the CAF and is the best equipped NMR laboratory in South Africa. The laboratory houses three solution-state NMR spectrometers (300, 400 & 600 MHz) and a wide-bore 500-MHz dedicated solid-state NMR spectrometer. All spectrometers are Varian systems.

Together with other staff members of the unit, the NMR Spectroscopist will ensure that the unit functions to the best advantage of research at the institution.

Duties: Liaising with clients to assist with NMR spectroscopic problems, ranging from proposing appropriate experiments and running the experiments for clients (academic and commercial), to assisting with interpretation of spectra, providing practical training for students on the NMR spectrometers, assisting with the implementation of safety procedures in the laboratory, instrument maintenance and troubleshooting of instrument-related problems, assisting with the financial and functional administration of the laboratory.

Requirements: MSc in Chemistry - practical experience in solution-state NMR spectroscopy - knowledge of principles and theory of NMR spectroscopy - ability to interpret solution-state NMR spectra - ability to work independently in a service orientated environment - proven ability to handle multiple tasks under time pressure - sound oral and written communication skills.

Recommendations: PhD in Chemistry - experience in the use of Varian NMR spectrometers - a broad understanding of various areas of Chemistry in order to understand clients problems.

Commencement of duties: As soon as possible

Closing date: 5 September 2008

Enquiries: Gary Stevens on +27 21 808 3127 or email gs@sun.ac.za

The University will consider all applications in terms of its
Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the
demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to
the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

A competitive remuneration package and excellent service benefits are
attached to this position. For further details, contact +27 21 808 4829.

Your full application, comprising
(1) a completed application form
(obtainable on our homepage or by e-mailing vacancies@sun.ac.za or contacting +27 21 808 4542) and
(2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and contact
details of at least two referees), must reach the University before or
on the closing date of the advertised post.

Forward your application via e-mail to vacancies@sun.ac.za or to The
Manager: Personnel Provisioning & Planning, Stellenbosch University,
Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, or fax +27 21 808 2484.

Should no feedback be received from the University within four weeks
of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.