Works with faculty to provide lecture demonstration support, including the following: consulting with and advising faculty on suitable demonstrations, setting up and testing requested demonstrations before lectures, operating demonstrations during lecture when requested, and removing apparatus at the conclusion of lecture.
Works within tight time constraints, often with overlapping faculty or lectures.
Maintains and improves existing demonstrations and their documentation and maintains a lecture demonstration website and catalog of digital photos, videos, and associated media.
Conducts research and development of new demonstrations, both in response to faculty requests and on their own initiative.Â
Cares for and oversees the lecture facilities, including the following: providing support for and solving general audio/visual issues; recommending purchases of lecture/teaching facility equipment such as computers, software, technical apparatus, and supplies; and identifying building maintenance problems related to lecture facilities.
Supports department outreach programs and special events.Â Â Â Â
Acts as a resource for and instructs faculty on the proper usage of technical scientific apparatus. Uses best practices and laboratory knowledge to promote safety in handling hazardous equipment and materials.Â Â Â
Provides support for and solves general audio/visual issues. Recommends purchases of computers, software, and technical apparatus and supplies. Identifies building maintenance problems.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in physics or closely related field
Masterâ™s degree or higher
The overall roles and responsibilities will be shaped by the strengths and interests of the individual. We are particularly interested in candidates will skills or experience in one or more of the following areas:
Machine shop (e.g. metalwork, woodwork, 3D printing, laser cutting)
Electronic repair and circuit design
Audio/video production and editing
Strong knowledge of typical first year physics curriculum including classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves, and optics.
Ability to safely work with physics laboratory equipment such as high and low voltage power supplies, oscilloscopes, function generators, cryogenics, gas cylinders, lasers, radioactive sources, etc.
Ability to repair and maintain scientific apparatus, including older homemade equipment.
Ability to work standing up for extended times and move moderately heavy equipment.
Ability to respond on short notice and work in stressful situations
Ability to work independently in a self-directed manner as well as in a group environment
Strong organizational skills.
Technical competence in electronics and computer interfaces.
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