The Lab Manager/Researcher assists and enables SEAS faculty and researchers in their research and development efforts in the field of biologically inspired robotics. The successful candidate will provide laboratory leadership and guide research initiatives within the lab. The Lab Manager/Researcher will participate in group design projects as well as initiate and execute individual design efforts. This position will also be responsible for managing and maintaining the facilities and equipment in the robotics labs. Initiating and overseeing development of new lab space and core engineering facilities, the Lab Manager/Researcher will also contribute to the design, fabrication, assembly, testing, control, and optimization of various biologically-inspired systems and components. This position will be responsible for the innovation, evolution, and maintenance of a broad set of mechanical engineering systems to facilitate SEAS' mission and research. The incumbent will serve as the contact between SEAS robotics efforts and other institutions and collaborators.
The Lab Manager/Researcher will:
Guide the research initiatives of others
Manage operations in existing research and fabrication facilities
Collaborate on research initiatives with external partners of the Microrobotics Lab
Develop new lab space and core facilities
Develop policies and procedures for new facilities
Train researchers on equipment usage
Maintain existing lab equipment and schedule repairs
Procure equipment and supplies
Provide safety oversight for equipment usage/lab research
Have periodic responsibility (as needed) for overseeing a team of researchers working in the lab
Excellent organization and problem solving skills required
Must be able to work independently as well as oversee a team of researchers in conjunction with PI
Experience with mathematical/analytical software (e.g., Matlab, Comsol) and electrical and mechanical design software (e.g., SolidWorks, Autodesk, Eagle, etc.) preferred
Additional Information The Lab Manager/Researcher's work is primarily performed in an engineering research laboratory environment. On occasion, the incumbent may be required to lift or carry lab equipment weighing up to 25 pounds.
SEAS is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position.
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