A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Maintain scientific instrumentation:
Develop and perform preventative maintenance procedures for imaging, microscopy, chromatography, and spectroscopy instrumentation to minimize laboratory downtimes.
Update hardware/software and calibrate instrumentation according to operating schedule to ensure optimal performance.
Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, and operational problems with instrumentation and methods.
Repair instruments when necessary or coordinate service calls to minimize laboratory downtimes.
Verify proper operation and data collection.
Instruments include, but are not limited to, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Scanning Electron Microscopy, X-ray Diffraction, and Gas Chromatography.
Maintain scientific instrumentation and parts inventory
Create and Maintain accurate inventory records to minimize purchasing costs.
Identify new equipment when received and perform installation procedures, when necessary.
Coordinate the disposal of obsolete or surplus equipment per University policies.
Price, purchase, maintain, and document instrument orders
Maintain vendor relationships as needed to ensure proper operation of equipment.
Provide instrumentation training to faculty, staff, and students
Provide hands-on instruction in the correct use of instrumentation.
Provide training on the collection and interpretation of data.
Develop standard operating procedures for instrumentation including any necessary consumables.
Maintain instrumentation records
Maintain instrumentation records pertaining to safety, certification, and hazardous waste disposal.
Evaluate instrumentation safety policies and formulate and recommend new procedures and safety improvements.
Attend training related to University policies and procedures.
Attend conferences and training related to instrumentation acquisition and maintenance.
Perform other instrument-related duties as assigned.
Act as an equipment liaison among departments.
Bachelor’s degree in a recognized field of science or an equivalent combination of education/relevant training and relevant work experience
4-5 years of related experience in government, industrial, or educational laboratory environments
Demonstrated skill and experience in the proper operation, maintenance (including repairs), and function of scientific instrumentation
Knowledge of the scientific principles and theories upon which the design of laboratory instrumentation is based
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively and professionally with faculty, staff, and students – including ability to train faculty, staff, students on proper use of instrumentation
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent computer skills
Ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines
Ability to act independently; i.e. not under general direction
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.