Core Facility Manager, NMR Facility

Date Posted: 06/12/2024
Req ID: 36959
Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga
Department: UTM: Ofc of VP-Research
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
Position Number: 00056323




About us:
U of T Mississauga—the second largest campus of Canada’s top-ranked university and the only research university in Ontario’s booming Peel Region—is one of the world’s great catalysts of humanpotential.

Our employee community hums with the energy of 3,400 faculty, librarians and staff, who power our campus with curiosity, connection and care. We work together to spark life-changing research and innovation, make an indelible mark on the world by building equitable cities and societies, enable healthy lives, create a sustainable future and ignite entrepreneurship. Above all, we prioritize student success, and seek to give our 16,500 students the lift of a lifetime through learning and discovery. We love to open opportunities available nowhere else for our community to achieve their ambitions and make their unique contributions to Canada and the world.

This work all comes together on a spectacularly green campus, alongside the Missinihe-ziibi (Trusting Creek or Credit River), where we seek to honour truth, reciprocity and reconciliation on the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, Seneca and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We’re thrilled to welcome those whowant to learn more about us and to be part of what we do.

Your opportunity:
Reporting to the Associate Vice-Principal Research, Facilities, the Core Facility Manager, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the NMR Facility. The incumbent will interact with students and post-docs on a variety of different projects and will also be responsible for cryogen fills (both helium and nitrogen), general maintenance of spectrometers, troubleshooting instruments when failures occur and will take the lead in interacting with vendors and other suppliers to ensure a smooth operation.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing day-to-day operational needs for one or more labs/workshops.
  • Performing lab experiments that requires great precision and attention to many details.
  • Providing detailed explanations and demonstrating procedures to students and/or employees on lab techniques, experimental procedures and protocols.
  • Providing safety training and ensuring compliance to lab safety procedures and standards.
  • Training others on the operation of instrumentation and experimental protocol.
  • Serving as a resource on specific issues to a group of specialists.


Essential Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum five years' demonstrated experience in NMR spectroscopy.
  • A thorough knowledge of modern protein NMR methods and applications including but not limited to NMR experiments for resonance assignments, structure determination and relaxation measurements of proteins, as well as structure validation for small molecules.
  • A thorough knowledge of NMR spectrometer hardware, operating software, and software for analysis of spectra.
  • Experience with cryogenic probes, cold heads, turbo pumps, RF equipment, and their maintenance.
  • Familiarity with linux operating systems and data storage protocols.
  • Experience in troubleshooting NMR equipment and in handling cryogens.
  • Experience managing NMR centers or working with NMR vendors.
  • Experience with overseeing day-to-day operations of a research lab, scheduling resources, tracking inventory, ordering supplies, coordinating equipment maintenance, troubleshooting technical issues.
  • Strong knowledge of University’s Environmental Health & Safety Program,Policies, Procedures and Guidelines, and experience with providing safety training and ensuring compliance to lab safety procedures and standards.
  • Ability to demonstrate and explain lab techniques, experimental procedures and protocols to students, lab personnel, faculty, and other users.

Assets (Nonessential):

  • PhD in Life Sciences, Chemistry, or Physics is preferred.
  • Experience with implementation of basic solid state (MAS) NMR and NMR studies using other nuclei (eg. metals).

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Communicator
  • Meticulous
  • Organized
  • Patient
  • Problem solver
  • Self-directed
  • Teamplayer


This role is not currently eligible for a hybrid work arrangement, pursuant to University policies and guidelines, including but not limited to the  University of Toronto’s Alternative Work Arrangements Guideline


Closing Date: 08/09/2024, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW 
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing 
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 15 -- $93,752 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $119,892. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol. 
Job Category: Research Administration & Teaching
Recruiter: Veniesha Rochester

Lived Experience Statement
Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

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The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

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