Technical Instructor/Lab Manager
Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
TECHNICAL INSTRUCTOR/LAB MANAGER, Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE), to supervise and manage the NSE nuclear makerspace, MIT Nucleus, a new fabrication and prototyping facility designed to enable students to safely construct meaningful and novel nuclear, radioactive, and plasma experiments. MIT Nucleus will make possible student-built experiments that use high voltages, high vacuum, high magnetic fields, and ionizing radiation. Responsibilities include creating and managing a wide range of programs to cultivate student interest; mentoring active project teams; managing the new laboratory facility, including safety, budgeting, and maintenance; preparing and updating a multi-year strategic plan with the faculty advisory board to inform fund-raising and budgeting processes; plan for and purchase supplies, equipment, and tools in response to student interests.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in an appropriate technical field such as nuclear engineering or physics; five years’ experience working with radiation science experimental equipment, including accelerators, fusors, and associated detection systems; experience planning, building, and operating experiments using ionizing radiation and knowledge of safety principles and guidelines; strong technical knowledge of the principles of ionizing radiation as applied to experimental use and detection systems; experience delivering safety and technical training on radiation hazards, mentoring students, and operating and maintaining scientific instruments/equipment; excellent organizational skills; ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time effectively, and follow through on commitment and agreements; attention to accuracy and detail; ability to work in an academic setting and comfort with the tempo of the academic calendar; and ability to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds. PREFERRED: master’s degree, background working in a laboratory based in an academic setting, and experience working with undergraduate and graduate students. Job #18340
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