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Staff Associate – Lab Engineer

Columbia University, Columbia Nano Initiative

Job Title: Staff Associate – Lab Engineer
Job Location: New York , NY
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Engineering & applied sciences
Sciences and technology: other
Application Closing Date: 6/21/2018
Date Posted: 2018-05-21
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Staff Associate – Lab Engineer
Columbia University

The Columbia Nano Initiative (CNI) at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science of Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for a Staff Associate position, serving as an Equipment Engineer for the CNI shared labs.

Reporting to the Shared Facilities Director and to the individual lab directors, the Equipment engineer will be responsible for all aspects of the labs equipment, lab safety systems, and supporting systems maintenance, including: monitoring the performance of equipment; performing routine maintenance, calibration, and repairs; specifying equipment parts necessary for repair and maintenance. Installing and performing inspections and periodical testing to equipment. Connecting and installing gas cylinders, including hazardous gases in a safe manner, mobilizing chemicals and lab apparel if needed. The equipment engineer should be able to read and comprehend manufacture manuals of equipment and technical drawings. The engineer is expected to document equipment failures and maintenance procedures as well as writing Standard Operating Procedures for preventative and periodical maintenance. The equipment engineer will provide technical assistance and guidance to uses of the labs with operating and solving problems with equipment.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor degree in a scientific or engineering field is required. Minimum of three years’ experience in operation and/or maintenance of lab equipment, specifically experience in working in a clean room micro and nanofabrication lab is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

Must be able to function independently.

Information and Application Process Instructions

The work may include physical labor such as lifting heavy loads, climbing and working on ladders, and more.

Interested candidates must apply through the Columbia University website at:

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

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