Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Physics. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Department of Physics seeks a research/lab technician II to facilitate experiments at the frontier of quantum information sciences. The position entails the operation of nanofabrication equipment, assembling experiment components, and maintaining general laboratory operations. Candidate should have strong technical background and an ability to manage tasks independently. We seek candidates who prioritize organization and have a strong wilingness to learn specialized technical skills.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Operate nanofabrication equipment.
Create, document, and report fabrication processes.
Assemble experiment components.
Maintain laboratory instruments.
Purchase laboratory supplies, chemicals, and experiment components.
Participate in research project planning.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of experience in a laboratory research or technical setting.
Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience equaling four years.
Background knowledge in physical sciences, engineering, or a related technical field.
Working knowledge of general lab equipment, electronics, computer programming and mechanical systems.
Excellent record keeping and organizational skills.
Strong attention to detail with an ability to make processes efficient.
Ability to clearly document technical procedures and present in a group setting.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
The hiring range for this position is $14.07 - $18.99 per hour.
Applicant Special Instructions:
This position will regularly work with chemicals for nanofabrication.
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