Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Job posting: NMR facility manager, Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX

From the inbox, a position at Texas Tech:
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry seeks applications for an NMR Spectroscopy Facility Manager. A Ph.D. is required for this position, preferably in the area of organic, inorganic, or polymer chemistry with an emphasis in advanced NMR experimentation. Additional postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred. The manager will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the facility, including: enabling advanced modern analyses, creating written operational protocols for standard 1D and 2D experiments, and providing technical expertise for writing multidisciplinary instrumentation and research grants. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are required. Experience with Varian software and instrumentation is also preferred. 
Full ad here. Best wishes to those interested. 


  1. Has anyone been to Lubbock? Ugh...

  2. A friend of mine works there. He does not give it his seal of approval.

  3. Lubbock is the best small town in America that you haven't been to yet. Great music scene, lots of local culture, and lots of things to do in and right outside of town. Plus the housing prices are not that bad. Honestly, you could do a lot worse.

    (heh heh... suckers! That should get someone. I've got to remember not to type this last part out loud)

    1. Your second career could be writing advertisements for Chem graduate programs. Third-tier schools will have booming enrollments with your talent.

    2. Texas Tech is actually pretty good though. Definitely not third-tier, and probably Lubbock's best attraction, even if you factor in the booming craft beer and indie music scene that I mentioned earlier. I had a friend who worked there on an exchange for a couple of months. For some reason they hated Lubbock, but this friend was very provincial I guess.

      But yes, if any other schools want to take advantage of my talents, please feel free to tell C-Jobs to contact me after you send it into his inbox and before the ad appears. You might know my work from: Charleston, West Virginia, the town with the most residents who have PhDs and speak a second language, with a newly established and well-frequented Symphony orchestra, or Huntsville, Alabama, the city that never sleeps and has the best authentic Indian curry in North America.

      But seriously, this job is pretty good considering Varian went under and left many unemployed. You might have to move continents, but it could be the right fit for someone... not to mention some of my friends who did postdocs in one of those big and famous NMR theory groups where most of the people afterwards don't find a job doing anything remotely similar.


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