The primary activities of the Instrument Project Manager are to contribute to the trenching mission of the department and to support the growing maker culture on campus in a professional staff role. They will design, construct, repair, and maintain scientific apparatus and lab equipment for teaching, research, and demonstration activities in physics/astronomy and, as time permits, other sciences.
The Instrument Project Manager teaches students and staff to use shop machinery and supervises student projects in the shop for curricular and extracurricular activities. This position will also offer workshops and instruction to students on principles of mechanical design, 3D printing, and other related hardware and software.
This is a full-time, regular, 12-month (1.0 FTE), benefit eligible position.
What Carleton College has for you: We offer a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, a health savings account with college contribution, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, as well as access to many other campus amenities.
The successful candidate possesses a bachelors’ degree and has five to ten years of directly related experience. This position also requires extensive machine shop experience, a strong mechanical aptitude, and experience with the engineering design process, including familiarity with CAD-CAM technologies. Preferred qualities include familiarity with engineering design software and experience with a breadth of scientific instrumentation, including astronomical instrumentation and significant coursework in physics or another physical science would be beneficial.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the hire is complete. We accept only online applications. For more specific information about the position and how to apply, visit: https://jobs.carleton.edu/postings/3935.
Start Date: As soon as possible.
Carleton is a private liberal arts residential campus with nearly 2,000 students. Carleton is located in Northfield, Minnesota, approximately 40 miles south of the Twin Cities. Northfield is a short commute from the metro that offers small town living with a sophisticated feel.
Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
About Carleton College
Carleton is a private liberal arts predominantly residential campus with nearly 2000 students and 800 faculty & staff. Founded in 1866, Carleton College is an independent and highly selective liberal arts college with a diverse and exceptionally able student body, a talented faculty whose first priority is teaching, and a continued commitment to the liberal arts. A four-year college, Carleton offers the Bachelor of Arts degree. Its students can choose from 37 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.
Carleton College occupies more than 1,000 scenic acres of campus, arboretum, over 100 campus buildings, and athletic fields. Located in Northfield, Minnesota, 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Carleton offers access to the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan area.