[20100701] Opening for Lab Manager – Shock Compression Laboratory, Harvard University

The Shock Compression Laboratory in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is seeking a laboratory manager to oversee day to day operations. Responsibilities include maintaining and operating shock-wave equipment; overseeing experiments; developing new high-speed measurement techniques; participation in design and fabrication of impact experiments; enforcing lab safety procedures; preparing rock and mineral samples; ordering supplies; and training students and visiting researchers. Facilities and research programs are described at http://www.shock.eps.harvard.edu/. The candidate should possess at least a Master’s degree or equivalent laboratory work experience in engineering, physics, or a related field. Expertise with machining, electronic, optical, or cryogenic systems is desirable. Background in high-pressure or shock-wave lab work is not required. Duties include occasional heavy lifting and subzero working conditions. Contact Professor Sarah Stewart (sstewart@eps.harvard.edu) for more information. Position is available on or about July 1, 2010. Starting salary is commensurate with experience (grade 54). Interested individuals should upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:


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