The Lab Manager will lead the execution of laboratory courses in the department, and oversee the development and provisioning of demonstration equipment for lecture courses.
The Lab Manager will supervise, participate, organize, and evaluate all aspects of the elementary-level instructional laboratories. This will include developing laboratory experiments (including both instrumentation and instructional manuals), supervising the team of graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) assigned to teach the laboratory courses and recitation sections (including providing training, scheduling any duties required outside of scheduled laboratory and recitation times, such as staffing the Physics Resource Center), maintaining instructional laboratory recruitment and ordering replacement equipment as needed, coordinating laboratory instruction with associated lecture courses, assisting in preparing proposals for internal and external funding, enforcing safety rules and abiding by Environmental Health and Safety standards, and other duties as assigned.
The Lab Manager will also oversee all aspects of lecture demonstrations for department courses. This will include maintaining the current collection of demonstration equipment, developing and constructing new demonstrations, working with classroom instructors to provide needed demonstrations, ensuring the deployment of demonstrations for use in scheduled courses, supervising GTAs assigned to assist in any aspect of lecture demonstrations, and other duties as assigned.
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Minimum Required Qualifications:
Master's degree in physics, or closely related field, with two years of related experience in laboratory experimentation. Computer related skills in the areas of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and lab related software.
Preferred experience assisting in the coordination of a lab and/or supervising employees.
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