Summary Description: Staff officers of research assist members of the faculty or professional officers of research in the conduct of research or a clinical program. They carry out assigned duties in the design of apparatus, the adaptation of relevant technology to the needs of a project, the conduct of specific experiments, and the analysis of data. They may also be responsible for collecting data and providing services to its clients. Staff officers of research work under limited supervision on complex assignments that require them to exercise a high degree of initiative and independent judgment. The Staff Associate of the Pao Sustainable Engineering and Materials Laboratory (Pao Lab) of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics performs in the capacity of Laboratory Manager of the Pao Lab and reports directly to the faculty (Director). The incumbent will perform daily administrative duties, reconcile project invoices, develop and maintain Laboratory website, develop and enforce safety and training compliance for all laboratory users, maintain regulatory compliance pursuant to OSHA, FDNY, EH&S and EPA, performs all laboratory purchasing and maintain laboratory project budgets, develops and maintains vendor relationships in compliance with University Purchasing policies.The incumbent will assist the Director in conducting research, design and testing of all types of materials, and structural elements, prepares laboratory reports, supports faculty and student research, maintains and updates laboratory equipment and instrumentation, provides community and University outreach through outreach programs, tours, and orientations, mentor, train, supervise undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. students performing work in the laboratory. Serve as acting Director in the absence of Director and other duties as assigned. The Pao Lab of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics is seeking a Staff Associate in the capacity of Laboratory Manager of the Pao Lab. The applicant must be a qualified engineer in either the fields of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Material Science, or a related field. The duties and responsibilities of this position are: -Perform daily administrative duties of the laboratory in concert with Director:-Submit and reconcile project invoices-Develop and maintain Carleton Laboratory website-Develop and enforce safety and training compliance for all laboratory users-Laboratory access database-Formal traning programs for each piece of laboratory equipment-Maintain regulatory compliance pursuant OSHA, FDNY, EH&S and EPA-Perform all laboratory purchasing and maintaining laboratory project budgets. Maintain positive vendor relationships to support just-in-time procurement strategy.-Maintain certification, calibration, and general maintenance schedule for testing and fabrication equipment.-Assist Director in the following duties:-Conduct research, design and testing of all types of materials, structural elements, and structure of civil infrastructure. -Prepare laboratory reports.-Support faculty and student research-Maintain and update laboratory equipment and instrumentation.-Provide community and University outreach through outreach programs, tours, orientations, etc.-Mentor, train, supervise undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. students performing work in laboratory in concert with faculty and Associate Research Scientist. -Serve as acting Manager in the absence of Manager
Minimum Qualifications: B.S. in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics (or similar field)
Preferred Qualifications: M.S. preferredEIT/FE/PE preferred, but not requiredExperience preferred, but not required
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