Lab Manager

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Research, Admin / Executive / Office Support

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering seeks a lab manager to oversee electrical engineering laboratories. Duties include student instruction, faculty instructional and research support, design and fabrication of models and instruments, maintain inventory & supplies, and manage budget for all labs.

The Department offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees that are driven by industry needs coupled with the intention to build Engineerings next global leaders. Students graduate with experience in project-based team, research, and development. The unique position within the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science and University of Denver creates an abundance of interdisciplinary opportunities and the chance to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

Position Summary

The primary functions of the Electrical Lab Manager are to oversee the electrical engineering laboratories, to instruct undergraduate and graduate students in the safe, correct operation of the lab equipment and to support faculty as needed in research and lab courses. The Electrical Lab Manager is expected to manage the supplies and budget for the labs and to maintain all the equipment in good working order.

Essential Functions

  • Work closely with laboratory investigators and graduate students to coordinate research studies.
  • Work with Faculty to maintain laboratory testing schedule, supplies, and procedures.
  • Consult with external vendors to obtain RFQs in adherence with University Purchasing Policy.
  • Coordinate purchases, shipping and delivery for laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • Work closely with Building Manager to coordinate Key and Access Control for labs.
  • Facilitate maintenance and repair of equipment.
  • Instruct, mentor, and assist undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students as well as faculty in lab related areas as needed
  • Manage and coordinate with internal and external entities on matters such as life safety, budget, equipment specifications, maintenance, purchasing and curricular activities.
  • Act as safety liaison and handle and coordinate on maintenance issues.
  • Advise and participate in budgetary decisions with internal and external vendors, students, staff and faculty.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and ability to plan, organize and conduct safety orientations.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering 
  • Experience managing laboratories and equipment, including budget and supply inventory.
  • Experience collaborating with faculty, staff and students in support of teaching and research.
  • Knowledge of engineering-related computer software, including Microsoft Office, Labview, CAD/CAM packages, and basic programming.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three to five years of experience in lab management.
  • Knowledge of electrical testing equipment and procedures
  • Familiarity with ASTM/NIOSH/ANSI/OSHA standards for Laboratory applications
  • Experience teaching lab safety.
  • Knowledge of rapid prototyping.
  • Knowledge of basic principles of electrical design and testing.
  • Experience in teaching.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Evenings and weekends as required. 

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on December 9, 2019.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Range:
Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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