Reporting to the Deputy Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, this position serves all teaching faculty across the School in its Biomedical and Chemical and Environmental Engineering laboratories. Provide instructional laboratory and project assistance to SEAS faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. Maintain teaching laboratory hardware and software. Assist faculty in structuring lab sections that are part of SEAS undergraduate courses. Assist graduate teaching assistants in solving problems encountered in lab sections by procuring needed components and parts, and maintaining associated instrumentation and software. Assist SEAS undergraduate students in their projects. Determine vendor sources for obtaining electrical components and equipment. Immediate focus of appointment is to assist with ENAS 221 The Material Science of Art, and to help set up the Chemical Engineering undergraduate teaching labs.
1. Participates in the planning, conceiving, designing and implementation of highly specialized state of the art instrumentation equipment and apparatus for a multi-faceted research project 2. Solves engineering and design problems to ensure that equipment meets the objective of the study 3. Develops reports and proposals for research project outlining machinery available, direction of the design, and development of new instrumentation. 4. Determines available resources such as electrical and mechanical components and equipment. 5. Develops cost and time estimates for specific equipment design. Ensures time and cost estimates are met. 6. Supervises and monitors work of professionals and solicits consulting work from outside labs 7. Manages quality control of work performed on research projects. 8. Teaches research support theories and design. 9. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and five years of related experience in a research development facility or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communications skills, with excellent attention to detail.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Demonstrated organizational skills and follow-through. Ability to prioritize competing tasks and delegate work appropriately.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels including faculty, students and staff.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Ability to work congenially with students and faculty members in managing the access to and use of laboratory resources and the skilled, professional and sympathetic demonstration of their use.
Evening Hours Required?
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check.
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