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CUNY Research Faculty (Open Rank) - Biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Core Facility Manager - Advanced Science Research Center in New York, New York

Job Title: Research Faculty (Open Rank) - Biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Core Facility Manager - Advanced Science Research Center

Job ID: 22464

Location: Graduate Center

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Research faculty engage in, are responsible for, manage, and/or execute significant areas of research or scholarship. They may serve as principal or co-principal investigators on grants or contracts, manage postdoctoral fellows and their research projects or supervise graduate or undergraduate student research. Research Faculty hold full-time, non-tenure track positions. While they may participate in instructional programs, such as lectures or demonstrations, they are not assigned regular teaching duties.


The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.

The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni—who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.

The ASRC seeks a Biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Core Facility Manager, in the rank of a Research Assistant / Associate / Full Professor, depending on experience. This position will report to the Director of the Structural Biology Initiative.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the daily operation and maintenance of 3 Bruker Advance III Biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometers along with associated probes, accessories, and infrastructure.

  • Oversee proper upkeep and maintenance of Quantum Technologies helium recovery system in collaboration with two other research staff.

  • Implement fully automated setups for advanced NMR spectroscopy, data acquisition, processing, and analysis with application in characterization of biomolecular structure, dynamics, and function.

  • Work with users to implement, or where relevant develop, new NMR experiments in different functionality, including high pressure/photochemical applications, NMR-based screening.

  • Participate, and where appropriate, lead workshops and teaching classes.

  • Work with administrative staff to invoice and bill academic and industry users for experimental time.

  • As interested, develop research programs independently or in conjunction with users, writing in-house or external grant applications to support this work.


Ph.D. in area(s) of expertise or equivalent and a record of several years of successful research experience, clear evidence of ability to perform research independently or collaborate on research projects, and significant scholarship in his/her field. Also required are the ability to advise and/or oversee the direct work of others and a commitment to service in a university setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree, ideally complemented by postdoctoral or other post-degree training, with a strong knowledge of biomolecular solution NMR spectroscopy, good practical and technical understanding of NMR spectrometers. Experience with prior facility administration is strongly preferred, but not required. Experience with protein/ligand screening, small molecule characterization, and solid-state NMR are considered a plus. Excellent collaborative and communication skills are expected, given the requirement to work with a broad range of on-site and remote users, students, and support personnel.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Open until filled with review of applications to begin on June 14, 2021


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