The Staff Associate conducts research and testing of all types of structures, materials, structural elements, and prepares laboratory reports. Incumbent reports to the Director of Research for the Carleton Laboratory. He/she will serve as liaison with the local engineering community and assist in the preparation of proposals for the laboratory testing and research projects in concert with the Director of Research.
The duties and responsibilities of this position are:
Provide a rich teaching facility for educational support of students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including B.S. and M.S. courses, as well as Ph.D. and Eng.Sc.D. research support.
Mentor, train, supervise undergraduate and graduate (non-PhD) students performing work in laboratory in concert with Associate Manager and Associate Research Scientist.
Support Director in providing community and University outreach through outreach programs, tours, orientations, etc.
Manage/supervise technical staff:
Associate Research Scientist
Senior Lab Technician
Lab Assistants and Senior Lab Assistants
Maintenance, certification, and updating of laboratory equipment and instrumentation.
Develop and enforce safety and training compliance for all laboratory users:
Laboratory access database
Formal training programs for each piece of laboratory equipment
Maintain regulatory compliance pursuant to OSHA, FDNY, EH&S, and EPA
In concert with Associate Manager:
Perform purchasing and maintain laboratory budgets.
Maintain Carleton Laboratory recharge center (restricted license protocols)
Develop and maintain Carleton Laboratory website
B.S. in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics (or similar field). Excellent interpersonal skills. Preferred Qualifications: M.S. preferred. Experience preferred, but not required.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.