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Lab Manager for Physics, Engineering & Astronomy

Earlham College
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 1, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Other Science & Technology, Physics & Space Sciences
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Full Time
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Earlham College invites applications for a Laboratory Manager in the Department of Physics, Engineering & Astronomy. This is a full time, Administrative Faculty appointment with benefits. Primary job duties include laboratory support and inventory management for the department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy. Earlham is launching an Engineering program in 2023, and this person will be involved in the design and setup of the experimental aspects of this program.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Prepare, set up and test experimental apparatus for each weeks labs
  • Disassemble and store equipment after each weeks labs
  • Optimize equipment for precision & accuracy
  • Prepare classroom physics demonstrations
  • Conduct weekly lab meetings with TAs
  • Communicate with lab instructors regarding details of experiments, apparatus and procedures for each weeks labs
  • Develop, update, and catalog documentation for equipment and experiments
  • Manage inventory of laboratory and demonstration equipment and supplies, including both introductory and advanced lab equipment
  • Perform maintenance and repairs on equipment as needed
  • Assist faculty in the development and implementation of new labs and new demonstrations
  • Teach lab sections of a variety of both introductory and advanced lab courses
  • Coordinate with department administrative assistant on purchase, maintenance, and housekeeping needs.
Experience & Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in physics, engineering, or related field strongly preferred
  • Candidates from non-traditional paths possessing particularly strong lab experience and significant coursework in physics will be considered
  • Ability to make minor repairs to laboratory equipment is required, including basic electronics and hardware skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks effectively is essential
To Apply

Please submit the following materials in PDF format through our Earlham Careers Portal :
  • cover letter
  • resume
  • statement on diversity: 300 500 words describing how your values and leadership frame or center diversity, equity, and inclusion in your work
  • contact information for three references
Review of applications will begin in late May and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Bobbi Cayard-Roberts at with questions.

Earlham College requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or apply for and receive a qualified exemption within two weeks of the employment start date.

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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