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Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, NC, United States
30+ days ago
San Diego, CA, United States
30+ days ago
Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States
30+ days ago


The Instrumentation Manager will manage the mass spectrometry (MS) facilities, maintain all major instrumentation in the MS lab (pumps, DAD’s, MSD, vacuum, electronics, and controls), oversee day-to-day operations, train and assist users, and perform detailed analyses on samples submitted to the facilities. The manager will teach up to two courses/academic year (one/semester).

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain and operate mass spectrometry instrumentation.

  • Provide instruction and training for users on the operation of instrumentation and the acquisition and analysis of data.

  • Collaborate with faculty and research groups on MS data collection and analysis.

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the laboratory, including ordering supplies, troubleshooting instruments, scheduling users, writing SOPs, etc.

  • Perform routine maintenance/repairs, schedule major repair and preventative maintenance visits, maintain and update software.

  • Maintain a safe laboratory work environment in compliance with state, local and university regulations.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of state-of-the-art applications of instrumental techniques through periodic attendance at training sessions and workshops.

  • Assists others with writing peer reviewed articles.

  • Supervising Spectroscopy Teaching Assistants when provided by the Department.

  • Teaches up to two courses/academic year (one per semester) in support of the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Other Functions:

  • Provide support and training for other modern chemical instrumentation (GC-MS, LCMS, HPLC, UV-Vis, etc.).

  • Providing a fee for service function with outside companies and universities.


Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry and a minimum of 1 to 3 years of relevant experience.

  • Expertise should range from working with small organics (GC and LC) to protein digests.

  • Experience with Orbitrap, Triple Quad, Ion Trap, GC-MS, and HPLC instrumentation.

  • Experience with advanced processing software such as Mass Hunter, Proteome Discover, Xcalibur, ChemStation, OpenLabs.

  • Ability to communicate both verbally and written.

  • Ability to work as a member of a research team involving faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students and other scientists.

  • Knowledge of current developments in the chemistry literature appropriate to the field of research.

  • Ability to design and deliver course materials for undergraduate or graduate instruction, and to evaluate student performance.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Experience in training and maintaining an operational lab, negotiating service contracts, performing routine maintenance, scheduling repairs and preventative maintenance, updating software.

  • Background and experience with informatics soft-ware

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63519242
  • Location:
    Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States
  • Position Title: Mass Spectrometry Instrumentation Manager
  • Company Name For Job: Wake Forest University
  • Industry: Electrospray Ionization,GC-MS,HPLC,LC-MS,Proteomics,Quantitation
  • Job Function: Management – Laboratory
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: 1
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
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