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Technical Manager

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Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: FLSI Investments
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Research / Scientific

Job Description

The GlycoMIP User Facility at Virginia Tech is an NSF-funded national resource for the synthesis and characterization of carbohydrate-based materials, advancing the field of glycomaterials through both research and education. Central features of the facility at Virginia Tech include automated glycan synthesizers and materials characterization tools.

The Technical Manager will report to the GlycoMIP Managing Director and the Director of the GlycoMIP Materials Facility. The successful candidate will work with scientists and other GlycoMIP staff to conceive and execute carbohydrate-related research projects. The individual will also participate in training and outreach activities as required. The Technical Manager will be a team player to manage the infrastructure, as well as oversee day-to-day User Facility operations, including synthesis, chromatographic, and mass spectrometry resources.

Required Qualifications

• PhD in Chemistry or related field PhD awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year of eligibility remaining.
• Experience with carbohydrates and their synthesis
• Excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills
• Ability to design and execute complex projects
• Capable of working independently
• Success working in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications

• Supervisory experience in a laboratory setting
• Hands-on experience with mass spectrometry
• Experience with proposal writing and review processes
• Ability to trouble-shoot equipment
• Experience using laboratory management system

Appointment Type


Review Date

April 5, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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