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Photonics Laboratory Facility Manager – Advanced Science Research Center

CUNY Graduate Center

New York, New York 10016
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Photonics Laboratory Facility Manager – Advanced Science Research Center
Job ID: 17951
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Closing Date: Open until filled with review of applications to begin on January 8, 2018

Faculty Vacancy Announcement:
Research faculty engage in, are responsible for, manage, and/or execute significant areas of research or scholarship. They may serve as principal or co-principal investigators on grants or contracts, manage postdoctoral fellows and their research projects or supervise graduate or undergraduate student research. Research Faculty hold full-time, non-tenure track positions. While they may participate in instructional programs, such as lectures or demonstrations, they are not assigned regular teaching duties.

The Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), is The Graduate Center’s University-wide venture that elevates CUNY’s legacy of scientific research and education through initiatives in five distinctive, but increasingly interconnected disciplines: environmental sciences, nanoscience, neuroscience, photonics, and structural biology. The ASRC is designed to promote a unique, interdisciplinary research culture with researchers from each of the initiatives working side by side in the ASRC’s core facilities, sharing equipment that is among the most advanced available. To learn more about the Graduate Center’s ASRC visit

The ASRC seeks a Photonics Laboratory Facility Manager. The ASRC will house a research-dedicated, state-of-the-art multi-functional photonic lab fully equipped with excellent infrastructure for nanophotonic, optical, and electromagnetic characterization, and other cutting-edge facilities, spanning from visible to radio-frequency and acoustic wavelengths. Reporting to the Director of the Photonics Initiative, the Research Assistant Professor/Photonics Laboratory Facility Manager works closely and collaboratively with internal and external scientists to effectively use the photonic equipment and conduct related research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in collaborative research in the scientific areas supported at the ASRC, and will be encouraged to develop and drive an independent research program focused around photonics, nano-optics and electromagnetics.

In addition, the Research Assistant Professor oversees the day-to-day operation and management of the Photonics facility.

Duties include but are not limited to:
- Actively participates in collaborative research within the ASRC;
- Actively seeks new collaborative projects within CUNY and externally;
- Supervises researchers, graduate and undergraduate students;
- Seeks funding to support research activities; assists with preparation of grant proposals, presentations, and publications;
- Refines and adapts methodologies to fit specific experiment requirements;
- Investigates and recommends alternative approaches to improve the quality of experiment results;
- Contributes to dissemination of results through workshops, seminars, and publications;
- Serves as the lead for the setup and operation of the Photonics Laboratory facility;
- Supervises, advises, and trains internal and external users, with varying degrees of experience, in experimental design, sample preparation, imaging and data interpretation; creates training manuals for users;
- Designs, develops, and oversees quality control procedures and analytical methods;
- Maintains laboratory, instruments, and computers;
- Plans and manages reservations and access to the facility including for regular user meetings;
- Creates the budget for the facility and its equipment;
- Oversees the Photonics Laboratory facility’s daily operations schedule and technical environment while exercising considerable latitude, independent judgment, and accountability;
- Contributes to planning of extensions or updates of the facility to achieve optimal research capabilities;
- Trains research staff in specialized procedures and theoretical concepts to ensure projects are administered according to research protocol;
- Performs other duties as assigned.

Ph.D. in area(s) of expertise or equivalent. Also required are success in carrying out research and ability to advise and/or oversee the direct work of others.

A preferred candidate should have:
- Ph.D. in engineering, physics, mathematics, optical sciences, or a related field.
- Extensive experience with optical equipment and photonics research.
- Experience in equipment installation, implementation of relevant upgrades and improvements, and liaising with suppliers.
- Excellent problem solving skills and a proven ability to learn and teach in a multidisciplinary environment.
- Ability to work independently or in teams.
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize and work to meet tight deadlines.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to collaborate with basic and clinical scientists.

How to Apply:
1. Please apply using the link below:
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2. Go to and search for Job ID 17951.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.