Thursday, November 20, 2008

Lab Tech at Yale

Yale University seeks a new Instructional Lab Technician.

Reporting to the Director of Instructional Labs, primarily responsible for the preparation, maintenance and development of the physics lab equipment and experiments associated with the Physics 165/166 General Physics Laboratory course, including the summer session versions of the course. Work to improve existing labs, as well as develop new experiments and be responsible for TF training.

Position Description:
Prepare equipment on a weekly basis for the Physics 165/166 General Physics Laboratory course. Break down and set up specialized physics laboratory equipment on a weekly basis. Prepare equipment for the summer session versions of the P165/166 labs, which run during June and July.
Provide technical training to TFs assigned to the course, as well as provide technical support as needed to instructors, TFs and students during class hours. Responsibilities include troubleshooting and the diagnosing, repair and/or replacement of electronic and mechanical equipment.
Repair and improve existing physics lab equipment such as modifying it to improve function and efficiency as well as redesigning it to reduce breakage incidents. Independently make financial decisions as to whether to repair and/or replace equipment.
Independently maintain and update a computerized database of equipment. Keep track of consumables and independently arrange for resupply.
Independently develop new modern physics experiments for inclusion into class syllabus.
Maintain and update lab computers running office productivity software, as well as specialized physics data acquisition software and associated hardware.
Assist with, and preferably participate in, occasional outreach activities. Provide equipment, technical and organizational support for Physics Department outreach events such as the Yale Physics Olympics (YPO) and Girls’ Science Investigations (GSI).
Attend national meetings; attend talks and give presentations.
Supervise student assistant. Oversee any student projects related to Physics laboratory courses.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at - the STARS req ID for this position is 6102BR. Please be sure to reference source code ITAPL when applying for this position.