Widener University is seeking a lab engineer in the School of Engineering. Reporting to the chairs of the biomedical and chemical engineering departments, this role supports instructional and research laboratories in biomedical and chemical engineering, and outreach and recruitment activities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):
Assemble, set up, calibrate and maintain instruments and supplies in chemical and biomedical engineering labs
Handle/store/preserve all types of chemicals, oversee safety protocols, and monitor waste and dispose of hazardous materials in chemical and biomedical engineering labs
Assist faculty and students in laboratory classes and to train, assist and supervise students on how to operate equipment.
Support engineering outreach and recruitment activities
Assist faculty and students on research projects and senior projects.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field with 2 years of relevant experience
Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision on multiple tasks
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Strong organizational and time management skills
Experience with 3D printers and CNC machines
Experience using Microsoft office suite and other technology tools
Master’s degree in engineering or related field
Previous experience in engineering or science laboratories
Experience with machine shop operations
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR UNUSUAL HOURS:
May be required to work on weekends and evenings
Must be able to stand, sit, bend, kneel, climb stairs, reach, and climb ladders
Ability to lift objects weighing up to 35 lbs
Ability to work on computers
Qualified candidates must submit a resume and cover letter for consideration. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted.
Widener University is committed to fostering an inclusive community in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or status as a protected veteran.
Widener University requires all prospective employees to provide proof of taking the primary vaccination series against COVID-19 prior to employment or apply and be approved for a medical/religious exemption. Offers may be rescinded if the new employee does not provide proof of taking the primary vaccination series in a timely manner.
Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at www.widener.edu.
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