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Date Posted: 11/18/16

Associate Development Engineer (Req. 24337) University of California Los Angeles
Organization:   Physics & Astronomy

Provide instructional support for the Department's undergraduate curriculum by designing and overseeing the fabrication of new lecture demonstrations and laboratory experiments which illustrate important physical and astronomical phenomena; consulting with faculty and lecturers to suggest demonstrations available and their safety considerations and setting up demonstrations in classrooms as needed. Maintain, refine, repair and improve the existing demonstrations and the multimedia online catalog with descriptions of operations and the physics ideas illustrated. Maintain laboratory infrastructure and computers. Consult with the course instructors to avoid and solve conflicting demands on equipment, and to instruct them on the use of the demonstration. Consult and work to create new demonstrations for courses. Design new curricular materials and teaching methods to improve physics instruction. Participate in physics outreach work when possible.  


Application InstructionsApplicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at Reference position # 24337. AA/EE

The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.

• Bachelor degree in engineering, mathematics, physics, or related science.

• Three to four years' experience designing demonstrations understandable to undergraduates.

• Knowledge of undergraduate university level physics and mathematics through calculus level.

• Ability to suggest, develop, and conceptualize a lecture demonstration for any physics principle mentioned, and to discuss how the principle is demonstrated.

• Skill in writing clear, concise and grammatically correct descriptions of demonstrations for the demonstration catalog.

• Interpersonal skills to interact effectively and diplomatically with the teaching staff to handle and/or avoid possible conflicting demands on demonstration equipment, to instruct new faculty in the use of demonstrations and suggest safety considerations and to generally encourage the use of demonstrations by course instructors.

• Ability to install, use, and trouble shoot software and hardware problems of personal computers.


BenefitsUCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 12 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy -

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