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Posting Number: YUSA-10581
Position Title: MS Specialist
Department: Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
Affiliation: YUSA
Band: 14
Salary: Annual Salary of $69,441
Duration: Limited Term Full-Time
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Some flexibility based on laboratory requirements.
Position Start Date: August 1, 2017   Position End Date: July 31, 2020
To provide technical support to the research laboratories by maintaining the operation of the Mass Spectrometry (MS) facility. To maintain, troubleshoot and perform basic repairs on the MS equipment. To devise, evaluate, modify and perform experiments and to provide oversight of the facility. The MS Specialist reports to the Director, Research and Partnerships and takes direction from the Director, Organized Research Unit (ORU), Centre for Research in Mass Spectrometry.
Post-graduate degree in Chemistry. Specific knowledge in Physical Chemistry and Mass Spectrometry is required.
2 years’ practical experience with MS instruments and other Chemistry-related instrumentation. Experience with Physical Chemistry experiments dealing with calorimetry, charge transfer and gas-phase reactions. Must have experience with PD and UNIX platforms. Experience with experiments of small/large molecules and biological MS samples, high-resolution proteomic investigations; all types of LC-MS experiments.
Familiarity with Mass Spectrometry and Liquid Chromatography. Demonstrated skill/ability in the following areas: Hands-on instrument servicing/repair and modifications; software upgrade; working efficiently under pressure, working independently and following tasks to completion; ability to set priorities and coordinate workflow; deal courteously and effectively with diverse personalities; excellent oral and written communication skills. WHMIS Level II and Bio-safety training.
Additional Notes :
This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s) or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.
Cover Letter Required: Yes
Internal Posting Date: July 10, 2017
Internal Application Deadline: July 17, 2017
Extended Posting Date: July 19, 2017
Extended Application Deadline: August 2, 2017
External Posting Date: July 19, 2017
External Application Deadline: August 2, 2017

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