Chemical Instrumentation Specialist

Ohio, United States
Competitive Salary
Feb 03, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Denison University
Chemical Instrumentation Specialist

Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison, located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Denison University invites applications for a full-time Chemical Instrumentation Specialist starting Spring 2021. The Chemical Instrumentation Specialist collaborates with faculty and students in the context of both teaching and research to maximize the utility and learning potential of our extensive instrumentation resources, including SEM, XRD, HPLC plus additional spectroscopic and thermal analysis instruments. This year-round position is primarily responsible for maintaining and supporting major chemical instrumentation used across the Chemistry and Biochemistry curriculum. The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry will support the successful candidate in ongoing training opportunities in chemical instrumentation. This position will also assist with communal instruments used to characterize the chemical and/or physical characteristics of laboratory samples housed in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science and Department of Biology.

A master’s degree in a science/engineering field is required along with basic knowledge across multiple areas of major chemical instrumentation. Successful candidates will bring hands-on experience of the use, troubleshooting, routine maintenance, calibration, and minor repairs of at least one type of major chemical instrumentation (spectroscopy, microscopy, or chromatography) plus an eagerness to learn and continue training in less familiar instrumentation types. This position requires broad knowledge of computer skills and fluency with Microsoft/Google documents along with strong interpersonal plus written and verbal communication skills. Experience with hands-on knowledge of more than one type of major chemical instrumentation is preferred. For a list of instrumentation housed in Ebaugh Laboratories see

Applications received by March 01, 2021 will be assured full consideration. Position open until filled. For more information and to apply, please visit

One of the ways Denison University is committed to facilitating the inclusion and success of groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM disciplines is by increasing staff diversity. Individuals with backgrounds or identities traditionally underrepresented in STEM disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide at Denison University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.