Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume) :
Master's degree ( foreign equivalent or higher) in Physics or related field. Experimental experience, including repair and maintenance of equipment, as well as design and performance of experiments. Strong computing skills, ie. maintenance of computer systems, building and management of webpages. Experience using any type of data acquisition software such as, LabView, MATLAB, QuickDAQ, DASYLab; Vernier LoggerPro. Three years of full time related experience to include experience as a Graduate Student.
Supervisory or management experience in an academic research laboratory environment.
Brief Description of Duties:
Maintain and manage the instructional laboratories in physics and astronomy, with particular emphasis on senior and junior instructional labs and the distant learning labs. This is done in close collaboration with the manager of the instructional labs (Dr. Bent Nielsen) to whom this position directly reports. Secondary supervisor is the Director of Physical Laboratories. The incumbent serves as backup for the manager of instructional laboratories. The position is responsible for maintenance, repair, upgrade and support of all undergraduate physics and astronomy laboratory course equipment as well for the computer systems used in the lab environment.
Manage the daily operations of the physics department upper division laboratories labs (AST 443/517, PHY 335 and PHY 445/515), which shall include the following:
Maintenance, repair, calibration, and support of laboratory equipment.
Maintain and improve knowledge base on all senior lab experiments.
Assist faculty in the design, development and upgrade of upper division laboratory equipment.
Maintain and support lower division physics labs (PHY 115/116, 119, 121, 122, 133, 134, 251, 252 and 300) in addition to the lower division astronomy lab (AST 112) with respect to weekly set-up and dismantling.
Assist in managing a staff of undergraduate work/study students to provide logistical support for apparatus and equipment.
Repair and upgrade undergraduate laboratory equipment and apparatus
Working with the supervisor, maintain all undergraduate and graduate computer systems
Manage the distance learning introductory labs currently consisting of PHY 121, 122, 133 and 134 . Key components are managing the Teaching Assistants (TA) assigned to these courses and serving as technical support for students for any questions related to the lab equipment and data acquisition software.
Consult with faculty to assist with the design, development and fabrication of new lecture demonstration equipment to enhance the teaching of the physical sciences. Manage and expand computerized inventory control of all lecture demonstration equipment and apparatus.
Upgrade and maintain all department web pages related to the educational mission. This includes webpages related specifically to the instructional laboratories and the undergraduate program in particular.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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Official Job Title: Instructional Support Specialist
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Physics and Astronomy-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date: Nov 20, 2020
Posting End Date: Dec 21, 2020, 4:59:00 AM
Salary: $66,000 - $75,000, plus $3,026 location pay
Salary Grade: SL4
Appointment Type: Term
Internal Number: 2003118
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