Laboratory Coordinator - 12187BR

Laboratory Coordinator

Physics and Astronomy
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

This position operates under the direction of the Department chair. The person holding this position supports clients (faculty, staff, and students) by designing electronic instrumentation and modifying existing equipment. Maintains a nanoscience cleanroom and provides training procedures and tests for personnel before admission to this cleanroom. Operates and maintains a wire-bonding machine for specialized electronics fabrication. Reads periodicals to keep updated with new products and components. Develops appropriate test methods and maintenance procedures. The successful candidate must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.

Job Description

40% - Specifies, builds, tests and maintains custom electronic instrumentation. Specifies and assembles custom circuit boards for computer controlled data acquisition (DAQ) systems. Tasks require a thorough knowledge of tools, materials and techniques.

25% - Maintains existing DAQ systems, computers, oscilloscopes, power supplies and other electronic equipment found in research and teaching laboratories.

10%-Maintains nanoscience cleanroom facility. Provides training procedures and tests for personnel before admission to cleanroom.

10%-Periodically checks electronic equipment used in Departmental lab classes. Works with Laboratory Technologist to maintain electronic equipment in the Department. Develops and writes standard procedures to achieve these objectives.

5%-Operates wire bonding machine for specialized electronic fabrication.

5%-Operates soldering station for precision electronic assembly.

5%-Reviews new developments in electronic circuitry and stays current in the field by keeping abreast of new technology through trade periodicals. Participates in training opportunities and trade shows to further the Department’s knowledge base. Develops appropriate test methods and maintenance procedures.

Required Qualifications

  1. High school diploma or GED equivalent plus five (5) years of experience in design, construction, and testing of electronic circuits OR Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or Electronics or similar discipline and one year of related experience, OR Master's degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or Electronics or similar discipline.
  2. Three (3) years of experience instructing and supervising others in the proper and safe use of electronic devices, as evidenced by work history.
  3. Two (2) years of experience with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) as evidenced by application materials.
  4. Three (3) years of electrical assembly experience using soldering and wire bonding techniques as evidenced by application materials.
  5. Good written communication skills as evidenced by application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Electronics technical training or certification.
  2. One (1) year of supervisory experience.
  3. Good oral communication skills, to be evaluated at the interview stage.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete electronic application will include: resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) references.
For first consideration, please apply before July 16, 2018.

Contact Information to Applicants

Ms. Kristin Rennells

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Physics and Astronomy
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
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