Physical Science Research Professional

Location
California, United States
Posted
11 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Mar 2019
Ref
81555
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

JOB PURPOSE:

The Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, or KIPAC, was inaugurated in 2003 as an independent laboratory of Stanford University to serve as a bridge between the disciplines of astrophysics, cosmology and particle physics. KIPAC's members work in the Physics and Applied Physics Departments on the Stanford campus and at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Its mission is to bring the resources of modern computational, experimental, observational and theoretical science to bear on our understanding of the universe at large.

KIPAC is looking for a Physical Science Research Professional to apply knowledge and understanding of a scientific discipline or related technology in laboratories engaged in research in the physical sciences. Typically apply basic technical knowledge to research projects, guided by broad policies and professional knowledge. 

This is a 6-month fixed term position.

CORE DUTIES*:

  • Assist in the setup and design of electronic circuits, mechanical parts, and other components.
  • Perform technical procedures to gather data in support of a research project.
  • Assist in analyzing and interpreting research data to recognize irregularities and invalid results, organize data, and develop models allowing for integration and display of data.
  • Maintain and control laboratory supplies, equipment, and systems, and perform modifications.
  • Assist in modification and adaption of standard protocols and procedures.
  • Assist in preparation of papers for publication and scientific and program reporting.

    * - Other duties may also be assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:

Bachelors' degree and two years of experience in related scientific field, or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience applying multidisciplinary scientific principles and practices to perform and assist with experimental design and coordinate laboratory activity.
  • Demonstrated experience with analysis and interpretation of research data, and ability to recognize irregularities and invalid results.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize data and develop models allowing for integration and display of data.
  • Basic experience with scientific software applications, systems, or programs relevant for the job.
  • Ability to coordinate and work with scientific or research staff and assist with technical procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and to provide information to scientific and research staff

Certifications and Licenses: 

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • May be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise>80dB TWA, chemicals, asbestos and heavy metals. May work in confined spaces; work at heights and temperature extremes.
  • May work extended or unusual work hours based on research and project requirements.

WORK STANDARDS:

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.