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About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Position Summary and Responsibilities
Vassar College seeks applicants for a Science Support Technician to provide support to the academic science laboratories. This position is responsible for supporting the technical operation and maintenance of research and teaching equipment in the science labs at Vassar College. The position is full-time for the full-year. Primary Responsibilities:
Designs and builds new equipment, meeting objectives set by Faculty, in support of new laboratory coursework.
Troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains existing laboratory equipment.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Associate's degree in a related field (e.g. Electronics, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electromechanical Technology, etc.) with 3 or more years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required. Requires knowledge of the principles of applied electronics and ability to troubleshoot electronic equipment as well as repair and assemble electronic circuits. Experience in the maintenance, calibration, and use of the tools, equipment, and materials utilized in electronic labs required. Experience with mathematical computations and construction of complex electronic instruments and circuits from sketches, diagrams, or plans preferred. Must be able to maintain a mature, problem-solving demeanor during stressful situations and be able to multi-task and effectively manage deadlines. Must be able to work well with faculty and students.
Required Applicant Documents
Resume Cover Letter Contact Information for 3 References
Optional Applicant Documents
Special Instructions to Applicants To complete your application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 professional references (Word or PDF format required.) This position will remain open until filled.
For full consideration applicants should apply by:
Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
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Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.