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This position (60% effort) would be responsible for oversight and day-to-day management of the MakerSpace studio in Jubel Hall, including both operations and curriculum. This position (40%) would support funded research activity within the MEMS department.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Help students with projects: Provide scheduled instruction and informal help on an “as-needed” basis.
Manage day-to-day operations of the MakerSpace: Order supplies.� Perform minor repairs and coordinate with facilities and vendors to handle larger issues.
Curriculum development: Help plan and teach short courses and workshops. Recruit faculty and staff to deliver courses.
Supervision and training: Supervise part-time staff and student helpers. Work with MakerSpace director to coordinate schedules so that facility is staffed. Train part-time staff and student helpers.
Communications and public relations: Act as liaison and official point of contact with student groups. Help interface with faculty and external organizations. Plan and execute tours, open-houses, and other events.
Research: Support funded research projects in MEMS department by conducting experiments, analyzing data, running simulations, performing analysis, writing papers and presenting results.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field and 4 years’ related experience or Master’s in Mechanical Engineering or closely related degree and 2 years' related experience or PhD in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field and 1 year related experience.
Critical Skills and Expertise:
Knowledge and experience in engineering design and fabrication, including computer-aided design (CAD), 3D printing, machining, and hand tools.
Advanced engineering research skills, including facility with software for analysis (Matlab, e.g.) and simulation (COMSOL, e.g.).
Excellent communication skills, including the ability to work with undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and external suppliers/customers.
PhD in Mechanical Engineering or closely related engineering degree.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Occasional lifting of raw materials (metal or plastic stock) or projects weighing 10-20 pounds. Some exposure to moderate noise produced by power tools. The MakerSpace will be open some evening hours, so the employee may need to supervise students during these times.
The hiring range for this position is $43,856 - $59,222 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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