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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Job Opening: NMR Technician, University of Ottawa

The Faculty of Science of the University of Ottawa is seeking a technician for its very active Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) facility. This rapidly growing NMR facility serves more than 25 active research groups and consists of 7 NMR instruments ranging in field from 200 to 500 MHz. The facility conducts a wide range of modern NMR experiments on both solids and liquids as well as MRI. As the NMR technician, you must hold at least a B.Sc. degree in chemistry or a related field (M.Sc. preferred) with at least two years experience in either one or both high resolution or solid state NMR spectroscopy. You must be enthusiastic, highly motivated and work well both independently and in groups. Extensive computer experience is mandatory. As you will be interacting daily with students and faculty, you must have excellent interpersonal skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. Reporting to the NMR facility manager, you will collect routine NMR data as a service, assist students and answer questions, train new users of the equipment, help with equipment maintenance (including cryogen fills), maintain a data archive, keep accurate time and usage records, and assist the NMR facility manager in the general operation of the facility. French/ English bilingualism is a definite asset. The position is open for one year starting August 15, 2010 and will be renewable, availability of funds permitting. The annual salary range for this position is $38,862 - $51,504. For consideration, please email your CV and cover letter to the Human Resources Service and refer to competition number TSCI9583NEP. Please also have three letters of recommendation emailed or sent to:

Dr. Glenn A. Facey
NMR Facility Manager,
Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa
10 Marie Curie, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5
ph. (613) 562-5800 ext 6077
fax. (613) 562-5170

The deadline for applications is Friday June 25 at 5:00 pm.

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