Electrical Insulation Research Center Lab Manager (Research Asst. 2)
University of Connecticut
Location: Storrs, Connecticut
Preferred Education: Bachelor’s
Internal Number: 495986-2276_1641986756
The Institute of Materials Science (IMS) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) is looking for a Laboratory Manager (Research Assistant 2) for the Electrical Insulation Research Center (EIRC). IMS is an interdisciplinary Institute with a threefold mission fostering education, research, and outreach in all areas of the materials sciences. Within IMS, the UConn Electrical Insulation Research Center (EIRC) has 40 years of established excellence in conducting academic-based research that not only produces seminal scientific work, but also brings meaningful contributions to power, aviation, and defense industries. EIRC is currently the home of several large federal government programs, such as the prestigious NSF Industrial/University Cooperative Research Center on High Voltage/Temperature Materials/Structures (NSF HVT) and the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives (MURIs) sponsored by ONR, many vibrant projects funded by ARPA-e, ONR, NASA, as well as carrying out long-established industrial collaborative work with dozens of companies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinate, oversee, and be responsible for the effective and safe management of EIRC
Maintain and manage the lab space, high-voltage testing equipment, and research facilities
Provide support to research teams for various procurement, inventory management, and EIRC bookkeeping activities
Supervise and train research personnel who work at EIRC
Conduct independent research and development projects on high-voltage and dielectric testing, including insulation material characterization for industrial partners
Represent EIRC and EIRC-based consortium at scientific/professional conferences and meetings with industry
Publish papers and generate appropriate reports
B.S. in electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, physics, or another related discipline
Three or more years of post-degree experience
Demonstrated practical problem-solving skills in research or industrial setting
Strong knowledge of high-voltage insulation techniques
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Post-graduate degree(s) in a related field
Five or more years of industrial work experience in high-voltage
Strong experience in physical and chemical analysis for insulation failure analysis using both standard and modified test methods
Sound knowledge of scientific principles applied to highly specialized tasks and laboratory techniques of moderate difficulty
A record of peer-reviewed publications
This is a full-time end-dated position. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate's compliance with the University's Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online at www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, Search #495986. Please submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
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