The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois is looking for a full-time instructional laboratory assistant. The primary functions of this position are being responsible for maintaining the undergraduate experiment lab, ensuring lab is safe and clean, repairing equipment as needed, and keeping an inventory of supplies. The successful candidate is self-motivated, independent, and a problem solver.
The ideal candidate will enjoy working with students to diagnose problems with experiments; coordinate the development, fabrication, and installation of new experiments; assist in the design, development, construction, and demonstration of specialized equipment or materials; provide sketches or simple drawings using in the construction of new equipment – and repair/replace faulty equipment; train and supervise graduate students; neutralize and remove waste; be responsible for all aspects of safety in the lab, and perform other related duties to assist in an instructional laboratory.
A BS from an accredited college or university is required. Previous experience designing experiments and maintaining equipment is desired. Hourly wage is commensurate upon abilities and experience.
Successful applicants must: train others with experience; possess strong written and oral communication skills; anticipate needs and establish priorities; work under pressure; use various standard software packages; have knowledge of lab safety policies and procedures; have excellent organizational skills; work independently to gather statistical information; have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds, faculty, administrative officials, and high-level people outside of the university.
Applicants must submit a resume with cover letter, names, contact information, and the relationship of three professional references to Dr. J. A. Henderson at jahenderillinois [dot] edu
. Or mail to:
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Illinois
Attn: Dr. J. A. Henderson
114 Roger Adams Laboratory
600 S. Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801
Applications will be accepted until August 29, 2014 or until a suitable candidate is found.