Job TitleLaboratory Manager (On-site)
AgencyTexas A&M University
DepartmentPhysics And Astronomy
Proposed Minimum Salary
Proposed Minimum Salary$4,180.17 monthly
Job LocationCollege Station, Texas
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .
Who we are
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is home to internationally leading research in astronomy, atomic physics, quantum optics, condensed matter physics, high energy physics, nuclear physics, and related areas. We offer our students a variety of graduate and undergraduate degree options. Many more students from all disciplines receive basic training in sciences in our state-of-art teaching facilities. Our department is committed to giving back to society through our numerous outreach events.
What we want
We are seeking a Laboratory Manager to coordinate the distribution, oversight, and maintenance of supplies and equipment in our departmental teaching laboratories. This individual will be responsible for preparing specifications, overseeing laboratory set-ups, and ensuring efficient operations of demonstrations and/or equipment in teaching laboratories. They will also coordinate the demonstration program and assist in the department outreach program. Maintaining and repairing lab equipment and providing demonstrations are also expected. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. If this description appeals to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.
What you need to know
Salary Range: $4,180 - $4,500 per month.
Cover Letter and Resume: Applicants are encouraged to upload a cover letter discussing qualifications for this position, along with a complete résumé.
COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website .
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience
Five years’ related experience in teaching, laboratory management, supervision, coordination, or instruction.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Working knowledge of work processing and spreadsheet applications.
Knowledge of scientific equipment associated with physical sciences.
Knowledge of proper preparation, handling, and disposal of glassware and hazardous materials.
Knowledge of standard laboratory safety procedures.
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding.
Ability to repair electronics used in physics labs and demonstrations.
Ability to perform non-electronic repairs for physics demonstrations and lab equipment.
Proficiency with power tools and knowledge of workshop safety.
Excellent written and oral communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Ability to exert light force.
Ability to lift and move heavy loads.
Ability to work beyond normal office hours and/or weekends.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Master's degree in physics or a related field.
Experience with Solidworks or other CAD software.
Experience with Wordpress.
Experience with Adobe Premiere or other video-editing software.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Working knowledge of Python programming language.
Outreach - Assists students in building, maintaining, and repairing hands-on demonstrations for the department outreach program. Assists in coordination of outreach programs such as Physics and Engineering Festival, Just Add Science, Game Day Physics, and others. Conceives new outreach ideas and how the department can implement them. Presents science demonstrations for outreach programs and collaborates with faculty for these events.
Demonstrations Management - Provides leadership for systematic upgrade of physics demonstrations. Oversees adoption of demonstrations developed for physics festival into lectures. Develops demonstrations manuals. Maintains up-to-date database for physics demonstrations.
Personnel Management - Interviews, hires, and manages a technical staff of student employees in the lecture demonstration program and labs. Provides leadership to the laboratory and lecture demonstration programs. Keep administrative records as required by the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Laboratory Management - Prepares lab schedules and lab handouts to complement the lecture course syllabus. Oversees safety protocols established for laboratory courses.
Training Management - Conducts training sessions on pedagogy and establish procedures for lecture demonstrations for members of the faculty and technical staff.
Maintenance and Repairs - Maintains and repairs laboratory equipment and equipment for lecture and festival demonstrations.
Budgetary and Fiscal Management - Oversees budgets for operating and maintaining the Department of Physics and Astronomy laboratory courses and lecture demonstrations. Initiates purchases of equipment, supplies, and services for the laboratory and lecture demonstrations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
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