Under the supervision of the Technical Services Supervisor II, this position will support the research activities of the Molecular Biology and Genetics Department and several related departments through the design, modification and maintenance of, training in the use of, and field deployment of a variety of research lab equipment. The equipment and services are primarily, but not limited to, spectrophotometers, PCR machines, power supplies, computers, LCD projectors, vacuum pumps, centrifuges, incubators, shakers, microscopes, UV and visible light sources, various microcontrollers, firmware updates, and software updates. Responsible for restoring equipment to experiment-ready condition including any troubleshooting and repair that must be completed. Must be able to occasionally lift heavy loads and be capable of physical exertion for short intervals.
This position is part time, 20 hours per week and is benefits eligible. This position will work 100% on campus and must adhere to all COVID-19 protocols and procedures.
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Required Qualifications: Trade/Vocational/Technical School and 4 -6 years' of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be able to occasionally lift heavy loads (50 lbs.) and be capable of physical exertion for short intervals. Basic machining and surface mount soldering techniques knowledge necessary. Familiarity with test equipment needed such as signal generators, meters, oscilloscopes, universal T memory programmers and other digital instruments. Strong interpersonal skills needed to effectively interact with staff, students and faculty of all genders, races, ethnicities and backgrounds in conducting daily workplace duties. Requires ability to multi-task and ability to work under varied working conditions. Must be able to occasionally lift heavy loads and be capable of physical exertion for short intervals. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, good writing and strong organizational skills. Equipment requires safety precautions. Protective devices may be necessary.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated troubleshooting success in a wide variety of systems, soldering skills, skilled in using various electronic test equipment and software, good mechanical intuition. Strong troubleshooting skills (electrical, electronic, mechanical), comfortable with electro-mechanical systems, ability to learn device-specific functions and their meaning and importance.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been identified. Anticipated start date in July. To be considered, please submit BOTH cover letter and resume. We have found it most efficient to save as one document prior to attaching.
No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance are provided for this position.
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