Department: Rice 360°: Institute for Global Health
The Rice 360° Institute for Global Health offers innovative programs to engage undergraduate students in the design and implementation of new technologies to solve real global health challenges. Through a Global Health Technologies minor, international summer internships, and post-baccalaureate fellowships, these early stage technologies are prototyped, evaluated, refined, deployed and scaled across the world.
Rice 360° has become a leader in global health education, research and implementation, focused on experiential and problem-based learning, and recognized as a model of excellence by Science magazine and the US National Academy of Engineering.
Rice 360° works closely with research and program partners in the developing world, collaborators within Rice, the Texas Medical Center and other educational and medical institutions in the U.S. and across the globe. Rice 360° has staff permanently located in Blantyre, Malawi to support partnerships with the Malawi Polytechnic, the Malawi College of Medicine and a long-standing relationship with the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital.
Rice 360° is currently seeking a manager for the polytechnic innovation design studio, based at the University of Malawi Polytechnic in Blantyre, Malawi. The polytechnic innovation design studio manager is responsible for: - the daily operations of an innovative specialized lab, studio or workshop as well as any related specialized machinery and equipment; - providing oversight, technical direction and specialized skills on the use of a wide variety of machinery and equipment; - developing processes and procedures to ensure the safety and creativity of the lab; - advising and serving as the lead support technician to students as it relates to their projects; - instructing students and student workers on safety and the effective use of equipment tools and software, shop techniques, and safety protocol; - participating and assisting faculty and students with prototype design, development and research.
Position Status: Full-Time
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 20904
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