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The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is one of seven academic departments within the College of Engineering. At present the department has 18 core faculty members, 1 lecturer, 3 adjunct faculty, 12 emeriti faculty, 4 joint faculty (0 percent in MSE) from other departments who actively collaborate on teaching and research, and approximately 50 visiting faculty researchers and post-doctoral fellows. The student population includes approximately 172 graduate students and 145 undergraduate students.
This position will oversee, facilitate, and manage the department's instructional labs.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 22, 2022 - Open Until Filled
30% Provides for the overall consideration, management, planning, and implementation of engineering duties to support instructional laboratory activities. Assigns tasks, as necessary, to direct reports and monitors progress to ensure technical needs are being met in a timely manner.
20% Oversees production of instructional equipment by direct reports. Ensures appropriate chemicals for instruction are in stock and stored safely.
20% Trains Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs). Training includes the operations of the instructional lab, equipment, safety protocols, access, and instructional goals. The R&D Engineer may be called upon to act as substitute for a GSI in the event of any GSI absence.
15% Coordinates, manages, and conducts all activities related to the planning and care of all short and long-term needs related to instructional labs and their support.
5% Coordinates with Principal Investigators, labs, and Building manager to manage inventory of MSE lab equipment.
5% Act as the RUA holder for all radiation producing machines used in instructional labs (i.e.,XRD/SEM)
5% Act as Department Safety Coordinator and liaison for EH&S. Ensures all MSE shops and labs are in compliance with internal and external regulatory bodies.
Maintains chemical-waste inventory and UC Chemicals databases for all shops and labs.
Administers radiation safety training for all radiation producing machines.
Act as Department safety coordinator backup.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training .
Thorough knowledge and experience with engineering principles and methods to independently perform the full range of engineering professional design work.
Thorough knowledge necessary to apply principles, practices and procedures in the completion of assignments.
Demonstrated organizational and decision-making abilities to prioritize competing work assignments in order to meet deadlines and adherence to quality standards.
Strong analytical and judgment skills to independently conduct analyses and develop appropriate recommendations.
Effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
Ability to work in a collaborative manner; identify challenges and barriers and recommend resolutions.
Ability to lead and influence others.
Salary & Benefits
This is a 100% FTE career position. The salary range designated for this position: $82,400 - $116,900; however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience.
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