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New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States (on-site)
20 days ago
New Mexico Department of Agriculture Veterinary Diagnostic Services
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
20 days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
$74,853.00 - $119,765.00
Min Experience
3-5 Years
Min Education
Required Travel
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Academic/Research Institution
Job Function
Management – Laboratory


NMSU seeks a talented analytical instrumentation chemist (or similar) to develop a strong research program and lead a university-wide chemical analysis core facility. In addition to a high resolution Orbitrap Fusion Tribrid system, UPLC and NanoLC systems, this opportunity comes with a substantial infrastructure upgrade consisting of the following Shimadzu SPARQ Program instruments (to be installed Spring/Summer 2024), each with a 5-year pre-paid service contract:


Nexera Gel Perm. Chrom. + RID & PDA

LCMS-8050 (LC-Triple Quad MS + PDA detector)

SALD-2300 Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analyzer

GC MS/MS + AOC 6000 autosampler

DSC-60 plus differential scanning calorimeter


DTG-60  differential thermogravimetric analyzer


ELB120 platform balance


AUW120 Semi-micro analytical balance


 Dual channel ion chromatograph (IC)

Microwave Digester

UV3600 Plus Spectrophotometer + Integrating Sphere

Prep. SFC (supercritical fluid extraction) + PDA

RF6000 Fluorescence spectrophotometer + Integrating Sphere

TOC-L TNM (organic C analyzer) + SSM (solid sample combustion unit)

LNI Swissgas N2 and H2 generators & NXT UPS systems (power backup & conditioning)


The NMSU Chemical Analysis and Instrumentation Laboratory (CAIL) director will develop an extramurally funded chemical analysis research program, including high-resolution mass spectrometry capability, and will maintain the CAIL user program that serves the broader NMSU research community. Example applications include nontargeted groundwater, soil, or biological samples analysis and metabolomics. The director will formulate and pursue novel lines of scientific inquiry that lead to peer-reviewed publications and funded research projects, both as a principal investigator and collaborator with other NMSU faculty and outside collaborators. The director will submit proposals to acquire new instruments and analytical capabilities through applicable research instrumentation grants after consultation with NMSU faculty and collaborators. The director will develop the core facility’s long-term plan and vision in cooperation with an advisory board, oversee daily laboratory operations, and train students and postdocs. The director will manage the laboratory supply chain, budget, finances, and staffing and allocate facility resources.


Serves as principal investigator, co-PI, and/or senior personnel on funded research projects and manages a research program. Serves as a facility manager for a university-wide core facility. Prepares grant proposals to obtain funding in support of research activities. Exercises a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing, and guiding extensive research programs and activities of outstanding novelty and/or importance. Makes authoritative decisions and recommendations that have a major impact on extensive scientific research activities and result in national and/or international recognition. Interprets, organizes, executes, and coordinates scientific research assignments concerned with unique or controversial problems. Develops model concepts and approaches as an individual researcher and acts independently on technical matters. Maintains currency of knowledge concerning relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems. Prepares analyses, reports, and other documentation for publication; presents findings at local, national, and/or international meetings. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Job ID: 72929093

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