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Academic Technician at the Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University: NMR spectroscopy for use in inorganic and organic chemistry 

The Department of Chemistry is seeking applications for an academic employee (AC-TAP) with focus on scientific, administrative and teaching duties within NMR of inorganic materials and organic chemistry. The intended start date for this appointment is February 1st, 2018 or as soon as possible.

The candidate is expected to contribute to:

  • the daily operation, maintenance and further development of solid-state NMR spectrometers for inorganic materials research
  • the maintenance of liquid-state NMR spectrometers used in organic chemistry
  • cryogen filling of the spectrometers
  • development and implementation of new NMR experiments and hardware
  • data analysis and presentation of results for external users 
  • the supervision and assistance of internal users and students in choosing and setting up experiments in both inorganic solid-state NMR and organic liquid-state NMR
  • participation in teaching of laboratory courses in chemistry
  • various other duties at the Department of Chemistry 

The candidate will be a part of a team, which supports research using NMR spectroscopy and its applications in chemistry, and which partly shares some of the daily duties. This research team is also a part of the Danish Center for Ultrahigh-Field NMR Spectroscopy located at iNANO (www.nmr.au.dk). Furthermore, the candidate will collaborate closely with a team of support staff in organic chemistry.

The successful candidate must have a strong background in chemistry related instrumentation broadly defined on both a practical and theoretical level and a good technical understanding of how to operate and maintain advanced laboratory equipment. Knowledge on solid- and solution- state NMR spectroscopy, including experience in implementations of NMR experiments and a good technical understanding of NMR spectrometers will be considered a plus. The candidate must have a MSc or PhD degree in chemistry, nanoscience, or chemical engineering.

We offer a challenging and independent job opportunity in an ambitious and inspiring research and education environment with an informal atmosphere. We are looking for a dynamic employee who is able to work independently and maintain an overview during periods of high workload. We expect that you are efficient at planning your time and organizing major tasks. You enjoy interaction with both scientific staff, students and technical-administrative staff and you have a flair for establishing collaborative relationships.

The application must include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, degree certificate and a description of previous relevant merits. The application should include the names and e-mail addresses of three people who can provide a letter of reference.

Read more about the Department of Chemistry at www.chem.au.dk.

The place of work is Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus, and the area of employment is Aarhus University with related departments.   

For further information on the position please contact Assoc. Prof. Jørgen Skibsted (tel +45 2899 2029, e-mail: jskib@chem.au.dk) or Head of Department of Chemistry, Prof. Birgit Schiøtt (tel +45 8715 5975, e-mail: birgit@chem.au.dk). 

Formalities and salary range 
Salary and terms as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Unions. 
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

All applications must be made online and received by: 30.11.2017 

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