Berkeley Lab's Chemical Sciences Division is seeking a Manager of the LBL Catalysis Facilityto manage and support users of an instrument facility that facilitates research by Berkeley Lab's Catalysis Group. The Catalysis Facility Manager will train new users, ensure proper functioning of the instrumentation including preventive maintenance and repairs, assist researchers to run non-standard experiments, install new instruments, gain capability of new instruments, and provide information on use of the facility for reporting purposes.
What You Will Do:
Apply expertise in catalytic, analytical chemistry, and chemical engineering to maintain a suite of instruments for catalysis research including setup, repairs, troubleshooting, ensuring proper resolution, signal to noise, etc.
Train new users of the instrumentation. The users are graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, technical staff and other group members as necessary.
Assist chemists and chemical engineers of the catalysis program to perform experiments with high-throughput instrumentation with the purpose of investigating properties of catalysts, obtain insight into reaction mechanisms, and understand catalytic reactions.
In collaboration with the PI of the catalysis program and potential major users, gain information on future instrumentation to be purchased, and upgrade capabilities of current instrumentation.
Summarize facility use for contributions to scientific research papers and reports.
Work with researchers in the program to conduct experiments that are non-standard for the instrumentation.
Attend monthly catalysis program meetings and present status reports and scientific findings.
Maintain a knowledge of the research projects in the program that could benefit from the facility and propose ways that the facility instrumentation could be used in new ways for these projects.
Periodically perform semi-routine collection and processing of data.
Establish, maintain, and enforce policies on use schedules for the instrumentation.
Report expenditures by the center to the Program Lead and administrators.
What is Required:
Preferred at least a bachelor's degree and two to five years of experience in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related field with increasing responsibility, or an MS degree.
Experience with analytical methods useful for assaying catalytic reactions.
Effective problem solving and decision-making skills with the ability to troubleshoot complex experimental processes and provide analysis.
Excellent academic record and evaluations with a proven record of publications and achievement.
Excellent organizational, analytical, and record-keeping skills with the ability to organize and present technical reports to collaborators, staff, management, and sponsors.
Experience with conducting high-throughput experiments and separations of products of catalytic reactions.
Experience with catalytic chemistry and the properties of catalysts is desirable.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at UC Berkeley Campus.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
Internal Number: 91599
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