Scientific Research Specialist, NHMFL
Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

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Job Info

Job Title: Scientific Research Specialist, NHMFL
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 48352

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL)

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed here.


Responsibilities include day-to-day machining, development, and design of instrumentation and accessories in support of the NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) facility at NHMFL. Programs CNC machine tools and utilizes other machine shop equipment to fabricate complex instrument components by following specifications with close tolerances. Works closely with NMR facility users and staff, interpreting their ideas in order to design and build functional hardware which accomplishes scientific goals envisioned by the researchers. Analyzes mechanical problems. Documents design revisions in 3D and 2D CAD software. Assists in final assembly and testing of instruments. Maintains technical knowledge and expertise of all specialized equipment in order to identify short- and long-range instrumentation needs.

Some job training will be available to the qualified candidate.


Bachelor's degree and two years of experience; or high diploma/equivalent and experience equal to six years. (Note: post-high school education can substitute for experience at the equivalent rate.)

Experience with programming and operation of CNC equipment using CAM software and solid models.
Experience with operating manual toolroom machinery.
Ability to develop a wide range of complex components for laboratory instrumentation.
Ability to fabricate a wide variety of materials - metals, plastics, and composites.
Knowledge of CAM computer software and operating systems.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.


Experience with 3D CAD software such as Autodesk Inventor or Solidworks.
Ability to design with 3D models and generate component drawings using above mentioned software.
Ability to work to tolerances of five microns.

Contact Info

For additional information, please contact Bettina Roberson at

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there's the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow's news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

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Soft Money Funded Position

This position is partially funded on soft money, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of the University.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled. The committee will review applications as they are received.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

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