Physics Department Laboratory Technician Position
Physics Department at Eastern Illinois University seeks qualified
candidates for a laboratory technician position starting in August 2013,
subject to available funding. This position will be ongoing and
could be permanent for the right candidate.
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 1st, 2013
responsibility throughout the year is for setup and take down as well as
maintenance and improvement of all laboratory related equipment for
the Physics Department. This entails establishing the basic
functionality of a wide array of science equipment, meshing schedules
lab classes so there is no equipment usage conflict and guaranteeing
that both the computer interfaced labs and the stand-alone laboratory
stations are fully functional. Lecture demonstration equipment
maintenance and setup are also required. Supervision of student help as
as developing a working relationship with diverse faculty is expected.
Another responsibility is the management of a lab materials budget
including identifying and purchasing equipment and supplies. Supervision
of a well-equipped machine shop will be a part of the duties.
Organization and attention to detail are critical in this position.
Required qualifications: Bachelor's degree in
Physics or related field by the time of appointment. A Master's degree
in Physics or a related field is preferred. The highly competitive
candidate will possess significant experience in a machine shop and
experience in electronics maintenance and repair.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, including a brief
statement of work experience and qualifications possessed for the
position, names and contact info for three references, copies of
transcripts, and a resume (all of which may be submitted electronically)
Dr. Steven Daniels, Chair
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin June 25, 2013
and continue until the position is filled.
THE UNIVERSITY &
DEPARTMENT: Eastern Illinois University is a comprehensive state
university in a community of 20,000 in east central Illinois. Enrollment
at the university is 10,000. EIU is dedicated to quality teaching
in small class settings. Undergraduate physics at Eastern includes
options in Physics, Applied Physics, Astronomy, Computational Physics,
Engineering Physics, Radiation Physics, and Science with Teacher
Certification Specialization in Physics. The Department has 8 full time
faculty, approximately 70 Physics majors in the various options, and an
active Pre-engineering program.
Eastern Illinois University
is an equal opportunity-equal access/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to achieving a diverse community.
For more information
about EIU Physics: http://www.eiu.edu/physics/