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Physics Lab Manager/Technician

Position Deleted on 9/04/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
La Verne, CA
Admin - Laboratory and Research
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time

University of La Verne

Physics Lab Manager/Technician

Job Description Summary:

Manage physics stockroom and lab facilities, be responsible for weekly physics labs including supervising TAs, fix broken equipment, design and fabricate new demos and labs, assist faculty and students with research projects, manage lab budget and purchasing

Specific Duties:

  • Organize general physics laboratory and stockrooms
  • Set up and take down weekly physics and astronomy labs
  • Preparation of lecture demonstrations for physics, astronomy and physical science classes
  • Work with faculty to develop and fabricate new experiments and demos using the electronics shop and machine shop
  • Test, maintain and repair equipment including laboratory apparatus, meters, oscilloscopes, function generators, lasers, vacuum systems, etc.
  • Maintain an updated laboratory inventory
  • Purchase equipment and supplies and manage the laboratory budget.
  • Supervise teaching assistants for physics labs
  • Maintain clean and organized lab spaces, shop and work areas
  • Maintain computer software on laboratories containing PCs and Macs
  • Develop and administer physics demonstration website
  • Oversee machine shop safety and implement safety training
  • Assist faculty and students with experimental research projects utilizing a research-grade electromagnet, power supplies, vacuum systems, lasers, fluid experiments, and a high speed video camera
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in physics, astronomy, engineering or a related field and two years of professional experience involving laboratory work OR a graduate degree in physics, astronomy or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with one or more of the following: electronics, digital data acquisition platforms such as LabView, Matlab or Arduino, robotics, machine shop tools, CNC milling machines, 3D printers, vacuum systems, lasers, high-speed video imaging.



Location: La Verne Central Campus

Work Schedule:

Some evening labs. 11 month-contract.

Benefits Summary:

The hiring range for this position is dependent upon qualifications and departmental equity. Benefits of employment include a comprehensive health and welfare plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse and dependent children and a generous 10% contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan.

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