The Department of Physics seeks a dynamic and energetic applicant to join its teaching laboratory team. The Department is undergoing a deep renovation of teaching pedagogy in large-scale learning labs with full support of the University. The successful applicant will fill one vacancy as a Laboratory Technician 2 (UCP 4), and assume responsibility for maintaining, troubleshooting, and organizing equipment related to learning activities in the large-scale introductory courses. In addition, the technician will be expected to provide support and training to graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants and interact professionally with the teaching staff team, students, and faculty to ensure the safe and secure operation of our teaching labs. Additional duties will include maintaining and upgrading equipment, developing new educational tools under supervision, evaluating and designing laboratory procedures, providing administrative support related to the teaching labs, and assisting in the training, support, and evaluation of teaching assistants.
For information about the Physics Department, please visit: 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; working knowledge of standard MS Office software; ability to operate and maintain computer-based laboratory equipment; knowledge of laboratory safety procedures; ability to troubleshoot equipment similar in type and complexity to existing lab equipment; ability to perform tasks requiring manual dexterity and lift 50 lbs.
Strong written and verbal communication skills; familiarity with PASCO proprietary hardware and software; demonstrated ability to work well with students, faculty and staff in a diverse environment; ability to create schematic drawings of experimental equipment; ability to revise current experiments and design new experiments; ability to design and perform basic repairs to electric circuits, electronic and/or mechanical equipment; familiarity with basic experimental data analysis techniques and software tools; ability to support evening labs as necessary.
This is a full-time, 12-month permanent position with an excellent benefits package including healthcare, retirement, employee and dependent tuition waivers, and a highly desirable work environment.
Please apply online at UConn Jobs, https://jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, Search #2019570. For full consideration, interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, names and contact information for three professional references.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre- employment criminal background check. (Search #2019570)