Engineering and Technology: Nuclear, Physics: Applied, Physics: Instrumentation and Measurement
The Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences is searching for a Laboratory Manager to manage the daily operations of the Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory. The ideal candidate will be expected to supervise and maintain the proper operation of the laboratory equipment, to assist in the operation of the equipment of the lab (particle accelerators, ion sources, vacuum systems) in order to deliver high quality ion beams to the users of the laboratory, and should strive to improve the laboratory capabilities and to identify future equipment and experimental needs and opportunities.
The lab manager plays an important role in the maintenance and troubleshooting of vacuum systems (mechanical, turbo and cryo pumps) and major electronic equipment (high voltage and current power supplies) as well as miscellaneous lab equipment and would be expected to participate in the assessment of faulty components and upgrades of lab equipment.
The successful candidate will interact with and assist the users of the laboratory with their experiments and should be available on occasion, after hours and during the weekend. In particular, the lab manager will be responsible for the experiments associated with external users of the laboratory, from US and overseas. The manager will be responsible for scheduling experiments and for ensuring smooth operation of the laboratory 24/7. This individual will be responsible for interfacing with the department administrative assistant regarding lab financials. This consist of providing usage hours and temporary staff and student involvement in irradiations as well as costs for the experiments completed in the laboratory. The manager will keep track of expenses related to the maintenance and the repair of the lab equipment and with the laboratory director, will manage the laboratory accounts.
The MIBL staff consists of three additional members, two accelerator scientists and one engineer. The manager will be responsible for assigning tasks (short and long term) and for the time management of the staff. Leading weekly meetings with the staff and participating in the bi-weekly MIBL staff meetings with the lab director, and bi-weekly MIBL group meetings is expected.
Minimum requirements are a M.S. degree in a relevant science/engineering field, Ph.D. preferred, 5 years of experience with accelerators, and demonstrated management skills. A demonstrated ability and track record of working with people and team building is essential, as well as good oral, written, and communication skills, and good time management and personnel management skills. More information and to apply please visit at umich.edu/jobs.
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