Lab Manager



Lab Manager

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Department: PHYSICS

Position Status: Administrative Exempt Positions

Basic Function:
In coordination with faculty, operates and manages the Physics introductory laboratories.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set up laboratory equipment for introductory physics laboratories with the help of graduate teaching assistants and peer learning assistants.
  • Maintains introductory Physics laboratory rooms (currently OH 114, OH117, OH208 and OH211 with the associated preparation rooms) and the demonstration room (OH109A) in proper order.
  • Maintains, organizes, repairs, and/or replaces introductory physics laboratory equipment, computers, and software.
  • Schedules introductory laboratory experiments and makeup sessions in coordination with the associated faculty and the Department Office.
  • Be assigned, as needed, introductory laboratory sections, as lead or back-up instructor.
  • Maintains laboratory student attendance and grade records.
  • Supervises and helps train Graduate Teaching Assistants and Peer Learning Assistants in their work in the introductory laboratories.
  • Participates in the process of creating new laboratory exercises with faculty, including evaluation and testing of new laboratory activities.
  • Helps create, maintain, and update the introductory laboratory manuals, including electronic versions for dissemination on the Learning Management System.
  • Supports Departmental and WPI outreach activities.
  • Helps create, maintain, organize and set-up, Physics demonstrations for the introductory courses and outreach activities.
  • Co-Advising on undergraduate student projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Position Requirements

  • An advanced degree in Physics is preferred but candidates with a Bachelor’s degree (BS or BA) in Physics or a closely related field with suitable experience will also receive full
    consideration.
  • Familiarity with common undergraduate laboratory equipment.
  • Preference for some education experience or with operations of undergraduate science laboratories.

    Posting Date: 08/09/2017

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Please include a list of references and their
    contact information.

    EEO Information:
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

    Criminal Background Check Statement:
    A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

    To apply, visit: https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/4836

    WPI, the nation's third oldest private technological university, established in 1865 by New England industrialists John Boynton and Ichabod Washburn consists of 80 acres set in a safe, residential section of Worcester, Massachusetts—the second largest city in New England—home to 13 colleges, and situated 40 miles west of Boston.

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