Textile Electronic Design Lab Manager
Position Number: 00105790
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The College of Textiles (COT) is recognized as a worldwide leader in textile education and research. The interdisciplinary COT incorporates programs that approach science from both fundamental and applied perspectives. Current academic and research programs deliver knowledge that informs global textile supply chains based on inputs from chemistry, design, engineering, management and marketing. Areas of emphasis include: brand management, color science and chemistry, composites, fashion design, fibers, forensics, medical textiles, nano-textiles, nonwovens, polymer science, protective clothing, smart textiles, supply chain management, sustainability, transportation textiles and textile design. The College currently serves a diverse population, including approximately 1,000 undergraduate students, 220 graduate students, 60 full-time faculty members, 20 visiting scholars & post-docs, and 75 technical and administrative staff members. Located on NC State's Centennial Campus, the COT is recognized globally as a model for integrating the traditional university academics and the activities of research institutes into a unified model. Significant features of the COT include: The Nonwovens Institute, the Textile Protection and Comfort Center, and the Zeis Textile Extension Education for Economic Development Center. Due to these resources, COT facilities offer a full range of operational manufacturing capabilities, from synthesizing new polymers and producing nanofibers to making textile-based end products. The College is comprised of two academic departments: The Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management and The Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science. The two departments offer bachelor's degrees in Fashion and Textile Management, Fashion and Textile Design, Textile Technology, Polymer and Color Chemistry, and Textile Engineering. At the graduate level, the two departments offer a combined four master's degrees and two doctoral degrees. The College's degree programs constantly evolve to provide classroom experiences that address the changing needs of industry and society.
Essential Job Duties: The Textile Electronic Design Lab Manager will support research related to textile-inspired electronic devices. This research focuses on close-to-market strategies for textile electronic system design and low-cost/high-function materials integration. This includes the study of materials from parallel supply chains (such as printed electronics) in order to understand opportunities for novel electronic textiles. To accomplish this, we develop full-system demonstration platforms to study the impact of the textile on the device and vice versa. This has included system level designs of human energy harvesting and physiological sensing. The Textile Electronics Design Lab Manager manages laboratory projects on both testing and analysis for industry sponsors and on long-term research programs for industrial, governmental or academic sponsors. S/he will ensure that the lab is operating efficiently and safely and meets with Environmental, Health and Safety standards. The Lab Manager has autonomy in ordering all supplies and meets with vendors and companies to work on specs of new materials and carries out placing purchase orders and ensuring all the details are in the orders.
Minimum Education/Experience: M.S. or Ph.D. in Textile Apparel, Management, Engineering, or related sciences and at least one year of related design and manufacturing experience, specifically product development and human technology integration.
Department Required Skills: Experience coaching and the mentoring students and/or employees. Design and manufacturing experience, specifically in product development of human technology integration.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: N/A
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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