The Department of Physics is seeking a Laboratory Technician 2, UCP 4. The successful applicant for the position will assist the teaching lab staff to maintain and operate the physics teaching laboratories and demonstration room and ensure the safety and security of these areas. Additional duties will include maintaining and upgrading equipment, developing new equipment under supervision, evaluating procedures for desired results, providing administrative support directly related to the teaching labs, and assisting in the training and evaluating of teaching assistants and student labor. The successful applicant will be responsible for the supervision of evening and weekend labs as needed. For information about the Physics Department, please go to: http://www.physics.uconn.edu/.
Bachelor’s degree in Physics or a related field, and 1-3 years’ experience in teaching laboratory operations, or equivalent education and experience; sound knowledge of principles of and experience in experimental physics; ability to perform and explain lab procedures and edit manuals; knowledge of laboratory safety procedures; ability to perform tasks requiring manual dexterity and lift 40 lbs.; and ability to work on weekends and evenings.
Strong written and verbal communication skills; familiarity with science education research; familiarity with studio-based instructional models; experience with CAD; familiarity with Windows, Linux, standard office and analysis software, and microcomputer-based laboratory equipment; familiarity with PASCO proprietary hardware and software; ability to maintain and repair equipment similar in type and complexity to existing lab equipment; and demonstrated ability to work well with students, faculty and staff in a diverse environment.
This is a full time, 12-month permanent position with excellent benefits.
For full consideration, interested applicants should submit letter of application, resume, names and addresses of three professional references to UConn Careers. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2017384)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 29, 2017.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
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