Posting Summary: The Department of Chemistry at the University of Virginia is seeking an Instructional & Research Chemical Instrument Technician to work day shift (Monday - Friday). The candidate will use his/her knowledge of instructional and research instrumentation including programming, applications, electrical, mechanical, and software to support activities such as teaching and research within the Department.
This position is restricted and is contingent upon the continuation of funding.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Physics, Engineering or related discipline
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Master's or Doctoral degree in Chemistry, Physics, Engineering or related discipline
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Extensive - 7 years plus
Required Specific Experience: At least 8 years experience with instructional and research instrumentation required in chemical or similar instrumentation. A Master's or doctoral degree may substitute for some of the experience.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Extensive - 7 years plus
Preferred Specific Experience: At least 10 years of experience with Chemical instructional and research instrumentation
Required License or Certification: N/A
Preferred License or Certification: N/A
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1.Possess in-depth knowledge of chemical instrumentation by showing experience and understanding of a wide range of instrumentation used in chemical research. 2.Ability to work with University faculty, IT professionals, students, research professionals and staff. 3. Possess in-depth knowledge of electrical and/or mechanical systems related to chemical research and instructional instrumentation. 4. Ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders, synthesize requirements and create solutions; provide project-appropriate analysis, design and programming. 5. Knowledge of research methodology. 6. Ability to operate, maintain and repair technical equipment. 7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, superior customer service when working with undergraduate and graduate students, research professionals, faculty and staff. 8. Incumbent must possess problem solving skills and the ability to multitask in a high-paced academic environment. 9. Incumbent must have the ability to work both independently and as a strong team player. 10. The selected candidate will be expected to be familiar with or become knowledgeable with the equipment for the UVA College of Arts & Sciences' science departments (Ex. Astronomy).
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of typical research instrumentation (GCMS, HPLC, Spectrometers (FTIR, UV-vis, NMR))
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office - Outlook, Excel and Word
Preferred Computer Applications: Operating system for typical research instrumentation
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