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Facility Manager

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University of Warwick

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Fixed term contract until 4 January 2025, 36.5 hours per week.

The Department of Physics seeks to appoint a Facility Manager for the UK High-Field Solid-State NMR National Research Facility (NRF). The Facility is based upon a 850 MHz wide bore (89 mm) Bruker NMR spectrometer and a standard bore (54 mm) 1 GHz Bruker NMR spectrometer (to be installed in 2020).

You will work with the Technical Director, Dr Dinu Iuga, as part of the Facility Management Team (FMT), being responsible together for providing high-level technical assistance to users and maintaining the instrumentation to the high level expected of a NRF. In order to enhance know-how within the FMT, the appointee should have extensive hands-on experience of biological solid-state NMR.

You will be an excellent communicator, liaising with users, before, during and after their visit, as well as engaging with potential users in the wider research community and the Facility Executive and Oversight Committee. You will be capable of working effectively both independently and as part of the Local Management Team of the Facility. You will possess excellent planning and time management skills to ensure the objectives of the Facility are achieved effectively.

The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR Facility (http://go.warwick.ac.uk/850mhz) has been operational since February 2010. Initially, (until January 2015), the Facility was funded via a £3.9M EPSRC grant (with 10% BBRSC funding) to a consortium of eight solid-state NMR spectroscopists from six different UK universities (Cambridge, Durham, Glasgow, Nottingham, St Andrews and Warwick). Subsequently, the Facility has been funded as an NRF, with an EPSRC grant (with 15% BBRSC funding) providing 5 years follow-on funding having recently been awarded (starting January 2020). The Facility has a Director (Professor Steven P. Brown, Warwick), a Technical Director (Dr Dinu Iuga, Warwick) and a Deputy Director (Dr Jeremy J. Titman, Nottingham) and is managed by a Facility Executive comprising eight solid-state NMR spectroscopists from six different UK universities (Lancaster, Liverpool, Nottingham, Southampton, St Andrews and Warwick). The spectrometer is hosted within the Millburn House Magnetic Resonance Laboratory at the University of Warwick.

Please direct all informal inquiries to Professor Steven P. Brown, S.P.Brown@warwick.ac.uk.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick’s jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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