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Lab Manager

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Posting Details

Posting Information

Position Title Lab Manager
Department PHYSICS
Position Status Administrative Exempt Positions
Basic Function

In coordination with faculty, operates and manages the Physics introductory laboratories.

Posting Date 08/09/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include a list of references and their
contact information.

EEO Information

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

Criminal Background check statement

A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Set up laboratory equipment for introductory physics laboratories with the help of graduate teaching assistants and peer learning assistants.

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Maintains introductory Physics laboratory rooms (currently OH 114, OH117, OH208 and OH211 with the associated preparation rooms) and the demonstration room (OH109A) in proper order.

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Maintains, organizes, repairs, and/or replaces introductory physics laboratory equipment, computers, and software.

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Schedules introductory laboratory experiments and makeup sessions in coordination with the associated faculty and the Department Office.

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Be assigned, as needed, introductory laboratory sections, as lead or back-up instructor.

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Maintains laboratory student attendance and grade records.

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Supervises and helps train Graduate Teaching Assistants and Peer Learning Assistants in their work in the introductory laboratories.

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Participates in the process of creating new laboratory exercises with faculty, including evaluation and testing of new laboratory activities.

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Helps create, maintain, and update the introductory laboratory manuals, including electronic versions for dissemination on the Learning Management System.

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Supports Departmental and WPI outreach activities.

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Helps create, maintain, organize and set-up, Physics demonstrations for the introductory courses and outreach activities.

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Co-Advising on undergraduate student projects.

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Requirement

An advanced degree in Physics is preferred but candidates with a Bachelor’s degree (BS or BA) in Physics or a closely related field with suitable experience will also receive full
consideration.

Requirement

Familiarity with common undergraduate laboratory equipment.

Requirement

Preference for some education experience or with operations of undergraduate science laboratories.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. List of References
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents