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Laboratory Manager, Electrical & Computer Engineering

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I. DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Job Description Summary:

GWU’s Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Department is searching for a full-time Laboratory Manager to join the ECE team.

The Laboratory Manager will be responsible for day to day and long term laboratory management. This position will report to the ECE Chair.

This position is located at the GWU Foggy Bottom campus. GW HR has established pay ranges within each position classification, which provide a
framework for determining the appropriate starting salary based on a number of legitimate factors depending on the position; these include relevant skill sets, work experience, and education. This provides a consistent methodology to determine an appropriate starting salary and remain competitive.

The ideal candidate has a working knowledge with Electrical and Computer Engineering laboratory instrumentation,
and Digital Design, Circuit Theory, Control, and embedded systems. Ability to conduct simulation and analysis tools, such as NI Multisim, PSpice, etc. Posses knowledge of clean room requirements and ability to discuss with the clean room specialized technicians the needs of the ECE clean room laboratory.

Responsibilities include:
• Tests, evaluates, updates and upgrades, maintains, and repairs electronic, electrical, computing and electromechanical equipment and/or devices used in the ECE Dept. labs using test equipment, diagnostic software and repair procedures. Schedules and performs inspections and calibrations, and recommends solutions regarding defective equipment and software including coordination with external repair or replacement vendors.
• Ensures smooth, continuous operation of the laboratory including supervision of the laboratory technicians. Establishes work shifts, maintains pay records and performance evaluations. Trains student technicians. Creates and delivers standard and online training programs for new graduate teaching assistants on the use the respective laboratory equipment.
• Oversees student technicians charged with the maintenance of stock levels of parts and components. Recommends alternatives to stock items. Seeks donations and/or gifts for lab-relevant items, and seeks competitive quotes. Supervises assembly of parts and components into kits for undergraduate classes.
• Coordinates with the faculty in teaching the laboratory component of ECE courses and in evaluation of GTA performance and providing timely feedback. Engages in updating and development of lab modules. Helps and supports students in the design, fabrication and testing of their projects
• Maintains for ECE laboratory safety & general operating procedures & conditions. Helps establish practices and guidelines. Continuously monitors adherence to said guidelines & practices. Trains ECE laboratory staff, Graduate Teaching Assistants, and students in laboratory safety & other procedures and reporting any issues to course instructors & department chair. Responsible for maintaining the physical environment of the laboratory including interacting with GWU facilities & housekeeping groups. Proactively detects and responds to safety and issues in the laboratories. Helps to coordinate moving and reorganizing of lab equipment/space.
• Maintains adequate physical and digital records of inspections, repairs, calibrations, etc. Effectively processes all purchase, repair, and similar financial / inventory paperwork and long term records. Organizes and maintains a file of equipment manuals and similar documentation.
• Schedules and performs inspections and calibrations, and recommends solutions regarding defective equipment and software including coordination with external repair or replacement vendors.
• Coordinates with the faculty in teaching the laboratory component of ECE courses.
• Assists students and faculty in carrying out experiments and tests in the laboratories.
• Performs other work related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a BA/BS in a related discipline plus 5 years of relevant professional experience or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 3 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

• Strong working knowledge with Electrical & Computer Engineering laboratory instrumentation and software packages.
• Working knowledge of electronic and computer design and software, including but not limited to most popularly used open source microprocessor simulator tools in academic classrooms and labs.
• Ability to manage inventory, service logs and software licenses.
• Ability and knowledge to install and maintain software in labs.
• Proficient in word processing and spreadsheet software.
• Ability to troubleshoot relatively simple analog and digital circuits, microprocessors and controllers, FPGAs, etc.
• Basic familiarity with mechanical drawings, machine shop operations, etc.

Typical Hiring Range $54,650 - $73,400 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?
I. POSITION INFORMATION

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Laboratory Support Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Prior Employment Verification Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R000658 Job Open Date: 10/03/2018 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you, or will you by start of position, either have a BS in Electrical Engineering or a related discipline plus 5 years of relevant professional experience, or have a Master's degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or a relevant area of study plus 3 years of relevant professional experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a strong working knowledge with Electrical & Computer Engineering laboratory instrumentation and software packages?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a working knowledge of electronic and computer design and software, including but not limited to most popularly used open source microprocessor simulator tools in academic classrooms and labs?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have the ability to manage inventory, service logs and software licenses?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have the ability and knowledge to install and maintain software in labs?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you proficient in word processing and spreadsheet software?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have the ability to troubleshoot relatively simple analog and digital circuits, microprocessors and controllers, FPGAs, etc?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have basic familiarity with mechanical drawings, machine shop operations, etc?
    • Yes
    • No



Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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    Posted: 12/3/2018
    Application Due: 2/1/2019
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