Photonics Lab Manager

Stonehill College
Easton, MA

Working at Stonehill College offers an opportunity to work in a brand new, state-of-the-art Lab for Education and Application Prototypes (LEAP) photonics lab with faculty, students, staff, and industry partners. This LEAP focuses on photonics materials testing and characterization and high-speed testing for photonics devices and systems, complementing the other LEAPs in Massachusetts at MIT, WPI, and BSU. The LEAP network is funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to support AIM Photonics.

The applicant will join an interdisciplinary program housed in the Physics and Astronomy Department. We have a wide range of disciplinary expertise, ranging from astrophysics to geophysics, quantum field theory, theoretical and experimental optics, engineering photonics and physical chemistry. We value independence and self-reliance, teamwork and collegiality. We are looking for an energetic person who can bring their contribution to further academic growth of the department and the photonics program.

The Photonics program at Stonehill College invites applicants for a lab manager position, applications will close on January 15, or as soon as the position is filled.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Lab Manager will report to the Program Director in Photonics. The job responsibilities include

  • Setting up equipment in the new Photonic lab.
  • Providing equipment operation trainings for students, researchers or industry partners.
  • Providing technical support for researchers and their projects.
  • Practicing safe working conditions and communicating in written and oral forms.
  • Maintaining laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality standards; developing operations, quality, and troubleshooting procedures; ensuring workers’ compliance; certifying instrument performance; arranging equipment replacement, service, and repair.
  • Developing new tests, methods, instrumental programs, and procedures
  • Investigating alternative methods and new projects; developing and performing parallel testing; monitoring progress.
  • Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Collaborating with photonics team in the development of grant proposals.

Education and/or Experience

  • Earned Master’s degrees in Physics/Optics/Photonics, or closely related disciplines, and required to have a record of quality scholarship.
  • Possess organizational skills, attention to detail, and the personality to train others.
  • Have laser and optics/photonics lab experience and motivation to learn new skills and techniques

Preferred Qualifications Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

A working knowledge of some instruments such as FTIR, Raman, XRD, OSA, LCA, AWG, Oscilloscope, etc, will be a plus.

Physical Demands Work Environment Licenses/Certifications Competencies

Posting Detail Information


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please apply electronically, including a cover letter, a research statement, a resume and three references. You can additionally contact us directly at the following address:

Dr. Ruby Gu, Chair of the search committee.
320 Washington St, N. Easton, MA, 02357

Stonehill College embraces diversity and inclusion in its teaching, learning, living, and working. Stonehill values a diversity of persons, opinions, and cultural and religious perspectives. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply to this position.