Laboratory Technician 2

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Laboratory and Research Operations

JOB SUMMARY

The Department of Physics at the University of Connecticut seeks a dynamic and energetic applicant to join its teaching laboratories team. The Department has recently undergone a multimillion dollar facilities renovation that has produced new state of the art teaching facilities designed to facilitate student-centered teaching to go along with deep renovation of teaching. For information about the Physics Department, please visit:  http://www.physics.uconn.edu/.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful applicant will fill the Laboratory Technician 2 designation 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. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in physics or a related field
  • Up to 3 years of 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 40 lbs
  • Ability to support evening labs as needed

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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
  • Familiarity with the LaTeX typesetting system
  • 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 and electronic equipment
  • Familiarity with basic experimental data analysis techniques and software tools
  • Basic proficiency writing code in Python (or equivalent)
  • Familiarity with science education research
  • Familiarity with studio-based instructional models

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 12-month permanent position with excellent benefits.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496322 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on July 3, 2022. 

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.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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