AST/ASO SCTST
University of Florida - Gainesville, FL

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida announces a search for a Director of the Department’s Mass Spectrometry Services Facility, to begin in Spring 2014. The appointment will be a non-tenure track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Scientist level. This position requires a Ph.D. or equivalent degree along with five or more years of experience in mass spectrometry. Expertise in mass spectrometry studies of small molecules, LC-MS and high-resolution MS is essential. In addition, experience in managing a mass spectrometry service lab facility, writing proposals for shared instrumentation and infrastructure grants and MALDI -MS are highly desirable.
In addition to contributing to the research, teaching and service missions of the Department of Chemistry, there are numerous opportunities for interactions both within the Department and campus-wide in the Colleges of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Medicine, Agriculture and Engineering. Some of the centers of expertise at the University of Florida include the Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Core in the Clinical & Translational Science Institute, the Proteomics Core Lab in the Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research, the Clinical Toxicology Division of the Department of Pathology and the new NIH Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics.

Minimum Requirements:
This position requires a Ph.D. or equivalent degree along with five or more years of experience in mass spectrometry. The successful candidate should also have a working knowledge of mass spectrometry techniques associated with metabolomics, proteomics, polymers and natural products and the ability to interact closely with other specialized mass spectrometry facilities on campus. Applicants with backgrounds and experience in academic and/or non-academic organizations are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications:

Health Assessment Required:
No

Special instructions to applicants:
Applications must be submitted through UF Gator Jobs. Each application must include: a cover letter summarizing qualifications, a curriculum vitae and a vision for the future of the facility. Arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent by email, as well as any questions you have on the position or the application process to the Faculty Search Committee at massspecsearch@chem.ufl.edu. Complete applications must be received before October 31, 2013 for full consideration. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education. (Please visit http://www.hr.ufl.edu/job/datacard.htm to complete a voluntary Applicant Data Card.) The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( NACES ), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

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