The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) in the School of Engineering, University of Connecticut seeks applicants for the position of Laboratory Technician 3 to support the undergraduate teaching lab courses and the faculty research labs. Working under the direction of the department head, the successful candidate will be responsible for the computer hardware and software needs of the faculty and staff, maintenance and operation of laboratory equipment, safety training of students, and assist in teaching basic cell culture methods.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Able to provide safety training in general, chemical, biological and laser labs.
Able to repair, maintain and operate laboratory equipment including, DMMs, Oscilloscopes, Functions Generators, Power Supplies, Data Acquisition Systems, Motion Capture Systems, High Temperature Furnaces, Centrifuges, pH Meters, Microscopes, Mechanical Testing Equipment, incubators, biological hoods, water baths and 3D printers
Ensure BME labs comply with University Standards by performing monthly inspections of labs and safety equipment, coordinating annual lab inspections, and coordinate necessary repairs or maintenance
Maintain chemical inventory & Workplace Hazards Assessment documents
Manages/orders consumable and reusable supplies for courses
Provides Safety training as required to undergrad students and course TA's, including safe and proper operation of equipment
Assist in teaching basic cell culture methods to students, including sterile culture methods, cell expansion, cell counting, etc.
Work with undergraduate lab faculty to design and build custom fixtures or test apparatus for labs. Identify, evaluate and obtain new technology to ensure undergraduate labs are equipped with current technology found in industry. Ensure that lab experiments are relevant not only to coursework but also provide tools that will translate into skills sought by employers
Serves as BME representative on Lab Safety Committees
Knowledge of Computer hardware and software, including the ability to troubleshoot hardware problems to board level and repair; install and troubleshoot software issues; and build/modify/deploy computer images
Provide computer support to faculty research labs and BME staff
Maintains Department Equipment Inventory (orders necessary supplies), and performs annual inventory of equipment
Provides support as needed for other departmental activities such as ABET, summer and other outreach programs.
Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering or closely related discipline
At least four years of related experience
Experienced in concepts, practices and standard laboratory procedures
Previous experience in chemical and biohazard waste handling and processing
Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering or closely related discipline
This is a 35-hour per week, full-time, annually renewable position, with an excellent benefits package including medical and retirement. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #494541 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
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Internal Number: 494541-2276_1620986793
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