Job Description

Sr Research Scientist 2

Requisition IDreq12359
Working TitleAdvanced Teaching Lab Manager (Sr Research Scientist 2)
Position Grade15
Position Summary

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico is searching for a full-time Advanced Teaching Lab Manager. This position requires a background in physics or a closely related field. The Lab Manager will be responsible for providing technical support in upper division undergraduate/graduate physics laboratory classes, namely Electronics, Junior, Senior, and Optics labs, and maintenance of general lab equipment as well as computers. The individual will also participate in the development of new experiments (including lab guides and documentation) across these laboratories and chair the upper division undergraduate/graduate lab committee. Other areas of responsibility include oversight and management of a small spectroscopy lab and helping with maintenance of, and improvements to, equipment used in lower division labs. The individual also serves as the instructor of record for the summer session introductory physics and astronomy labs. In addition, this individual is expected to teach short courses including lab safety, and occasionally teach lab courses, as needed.

Other duties involving the same general qualifications may arise from time to time.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Successful candidate must submit to a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check. Additional health screenings may be required, dependent on the nature of the research conducted, as determined by Employee Occupational Health Services.
Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree; at least 7 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
· Ph.D. in Physics or Astrophysics or closely related field
· Experience in electronics, instrumentation, data acquisition systems, and computer interfacing
· Competence and interest in teaching and developing upper division undergraduate/graduate physics labs
· Competence and interest in working with students
· Supervisory experience of students
Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentPhysics Astronomy Department (707A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$4,738.93 - $5,923.67 per month (final salary dependent upon education and experience)
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date5/1/2020
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted throughthe official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this jobadvertisement on a 3rd party site, pleasevisit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Please provide the following: * A cover letter that addresses how your qualifications and experience match the preferred qualifications * A resume that includes a complete work history, including beginning and end dates for each position and details of the duties and responsibilities performed (please note: this position requires a Master's Degree and 7 years of directly related experience; the latter means work experience at or above the same level of responsibility, as well as duties and responsibilities that bear resemblance to those described in the Description and Preferred Qualifications) * At least two letters of professional reference * The names and contact information for at least three supervisory references (your letter providers plus a third reference) - please include this information on your resume or in a separate file; be sure to indicate whether it is okay to contact your current supervisor.

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