The Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Rochester invites applications for (1) senior technical associate position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (hajim.rochester.edu/me/).

The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Senior Technical Associate (Full-Time)

Job #: 1750
Department Code: 220541
FLSA Status: Exempt
Hours: 40 hours during regular University of Rochester business hours, with anticipated flexibility around project requirements during the academic year.

Technical Responsibilities

Provide technical and day-to-day lab support to faculty engaged in teaching and research. The candidate will be involved in activities in the teaching labs and will help organize, guide, and trouble-shoot student projects that feature varying degrees of complexity. The role requires a multidisciplinary approach and will include work with design, development, fabrication, utilization, and testing of specialized equipment. Candidate should be conversant and have some familiarity with mechanical lab instrumentation including but not limited to strain gauges, pressure transducers, load cells, LVDTs, RVDTs, extensometers, thermocouples, accelerometers, high-speed video, and various other electronic measuring systems. In addition, the candidate should have some familiarity with general mechanical and electronic test methods including multimeters, oscilloscopes, signal generators, and working with universal test machines used in mechanical test. Knowledge of basic bench top electronics and data acquisition is required.

Instruction Responsibilities

Conduct office hours, student team meetings, and train teaching assistants and coordinate with technical staff and other faculty across fall and spring semesters. The successful candidate will be heavily involved with the development of semester-long projects as well as modular short experiments.

Candidates should submit the following application materials to Christopher Muir, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Any additional supporting documents

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