Friday, November 20, 2015

Lab Operations Manager, Mississippi State


Department Profile:  The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers the BS, MS, and PhD degrees. It also has a high service load for other majors both within the College of Arts & Sciences and from other colleges.  

Position Function:  To perform duties necessary for the operation of a large department's teaching laboratories, inventory, and additional duties required in the daily operation of a large department. In addition, coordinate activities which support faculty in the teaching of undergraduate courses and laboratories to assure an appropriate laboratory experience for all students.  

Duties and Responsibilities:  Schedule and set up on-campus laboratory sections; oversee off-campus laboratories; supervise and oversee 40 to 50 graduate teaching assistants and undergraduates; maintain laboratory equipment; provide and upgrade laboratory manuals; obtain grades from teaching assistants, compile database of grades and furnish grades to instructors; develop, maintain, and upgrade laboratory and demonstration equipment; manage/maintain the Howell Teaching Observatory; maintain departmental inventory (disposal of property, self-audit, hand receipts, etc.); order supplies and equipment for departmental purchases; maintain departmental key list; general maintenance of building; assist with departmental activities; perform related duties, as assigned.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Knowledge of physics and equipment normally associated with teaching laboratories; ability to supervise teaching assistants; valid driver's license; and ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and the public.  

Minimum Qualifications:  BS degree in physics or a related field.  
Preferred Qualifications:  MS degree in physics or a related field; experience working in physics teaching laboratories; experience with supervision; experience in operating a machine shop; experience as a computer network administrator.  

This is a full-time, 12 month position with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2016.  This position will remain open until filled.  

Instructions for Applying:  All applicants must apply online at (PARF #9359) by completing the Professional Application and attaching a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate degree institutions. Provide English translations of transcripts if necessary. If selected for interview, three letters of recommendation will be required. If hired, official transcripts provided directly from the educational institution will be required.  

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.