Develop pedagogically valuable lower-division physics laboratory courses and direct the operations of these courses. May teach and assist in the development of curriculum as well as assist in the teaching/administration of courses as needed. Maintain the laboratory facilities and supervise staff supporting the operations of the teaching facilities. Apply thorough knowledge of principles, concepts, and methods for assigned area of responsibility. Advanced academic degrees are preferred for this position.
Oversee the operation and management of a research or teaching facility; schedule and coordinate use of equipment and/or facility.
Negotiate and monitor equipment service contracts and warranties with vendors.
Determine equipment needs, authorize purchase of equipment, and oversee installation of equipment and instruments in collaboration with facilities services staff.
Perform and/or coordinate preventative maintenance and repair of all equipment; determine proper method of repair.
Oversee layout, allocation, and tracking of space among multiple labs; manage logistics of laboratory moves; implement plans for renovations of equipment and or/facilities in collaboration with facilities services staff.
Administer and prepare budgets that include several funding sources.
Administer health and safety programs and ensure safety compliance; act as resource on safety procedures; provide instruction on routine basis; liaise with school and/or university health and safety office as appropriate.
Direct work of other staff, including supervision, hiring, promotions, and terminations; determine staffing needs, and ensure efficient utilization of staff.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Understanding of academic research facility needs.
General background in a discipline related to the work of specific lab(s).
Knowledge and experience in managing facilities, operations, maintenance, space, and equipment administration in a research or teaching setting.
Excellent communication and customer services skills.
Ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects in a complex and technical environment.
Familiarity with health and safety compliance regulations.
Certifications and Licenses:
Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, write by hand, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing over 40 pounds.
Occasionally sit, kneel, crawl, reach and work above shoulders, sort and file paperwork or parts.
Rarely climb, scrub, sweep, mop, chop and mix or operate hand and foot controls.
Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.
Ability to bend, squat, kneel, stand, reach above shoulder level, and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.
Ability to lift heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
Ability to work in a dusty, dirty, and odorous environment.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
May at times be required to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present. Specific hazards include, but are not limited to, chemicals, pesticides, and solvents, allergens, blood bourn pathogens.
May require work in an environment where animals are used for teaching and research.
May be exposed to radiation or electromagnetic fields.
Must perform tasks that require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses and shoes, protective clothing and gloves, etc.
May work extended or unusual work hours due to research or project requirements and peak work cycles. After hours on-call availability required.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu
Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Bachelor's degree and two years' relevant experience.
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