School of Engineering, Department of Aeronautics/Astronautics
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The Aeronautics and Astronautics Department within the School of Engineering seeks an experienced lab services professional whose primary responsibility will be coordinating the operation and management of teaching and research labs (including but not limited to the Skilling Teaching Laboratory). This individual will be responsible for assisting faculty in designing and conducting teaching experiments that further the mission of the department while maintaining a healthy and safe work space.
The Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics prepares students for professional positions in industry, government and academia through a comprehensive program of undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. To learn more about the department, please visit: https://aa.stanford.edu/about/welcome
Maintain the teaching laboratory facilities of the Department, assist faculty in designing experiments to be conducted in these facilities, and supervise staff supporting the operations in them. Apply thorough knowledge of principles, concepts, and methods for assigned area of responsibility.
Assist faculty in designing and conducting teaching experiments.
Oversee the operation and management of a research or teaching facility; schedule and coordinate use of equipment and/or facility.
Negotiate and monitor equipment service contracts and warranties with vendors.
Determine equipment needs, authorize purchase of equipment, and oversee installation of equipment and instruments in collaboration with facilities services staff.
Perform and/or coordinate preventative maintenance and repair of all equipment; determine proper method of repair.
Oversee layout, allocation, and tracking of space among multiple labs; manage logistics of laboratory moves; implement plans for renovations of equipment and or/facilities in collaboration with facilities services staff.
Administer and prepare budgets that include several funding sources.
Administer health and safety programs and ensure safety compliance; act as resource on safety procedures; provide instruction on routine basis; liaise with school and/or university health and safety office as appropriate.
Direct work of other staff, including supervision, hiring, promotions, and terminations; determine staffing needs, and ensure efficient utilization of staff.
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Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.