Physics Lab Aide

Weber State University
July 18, 2024
Offerd Salary:$ 15.00
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Position Information

Position Title Physics Lab Aide

Requisition Number H00231P Position Category Hourly/Work Study Campus Location Weber State University - Ogden, UT Hours per week No more than 9 hours per week. Months per year Alternate work schedule Pay Grade Salary Hourly Pay Rate $ 15.00 FLSA Job Summary/Basic Function

Lab aides work with a lab instructor to supervise and help students in an introductory physics lab section. They provide technical help using equipment and computers, answer questions related to the physics concepts of the labs, and guide students in the completion of the labs. Being a lab aide can provide invaluable experience in physics, lab skills, and teaching.

This is a pooled position. Applicants are selected from the pool as positions become available. After a period of time the pool will expire and applicants will be notified.

Required Qualifications

Individuals interested in applying to be a lab aide must have completed a Trig- or Calc-based physics course with a laboratory section, with a grade of B or better. Lab aides for first semester introductory courses must have completed a lab accompanying PHYS 2010/2210, and lab aides for second semester introductory course must have completed a lab accompanying PHYS 2020/2220. Lab aides may need to complete training sessions on a regular basis.

Applicants should have an interest in physics as well as in teaching others. A basic understanding of data collection, spreadsheets and computers skills is necessary. Good understanding of scientific and math concepts is necessary.

Must be a current student at Weber State University.

Preferred Qualifications

Physics experience preferred. Hiring preference will be given to those who have worked previously as Physics Department lab aides or those who are knowledgeable in the care, handling, and use of physics laboratory equipment.

Background Check? No

Posting Detail Information

Job Open Date 07/18/2023

Review Date 07/20/2023 Job Close Date 07/18/2024 Open Until Filled Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https: // Notes to Applicant

To apply, complete the online application, attach a resume, and cover letter. Transcripts are optional.

If you are hired, please keep in mind that you will need to complete the appropriate Payroll and HR documents prior to beginning work.

The screening of applicants will begin immediately.

Due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals who have worked in a salaried capacity for Weber State University are ineligible to be hired as an hourly or adjunct employee at Weber State for six months.

ADA Essential Job Function

ADA Essential Job Function

Physical Activity of this position Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time. , Moving about to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another., Operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, place, detect, or position. , Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance., Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

Physical Requirements of this position Light work. Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Use of arm and/or leg controls exerting forces greater than that for sedentary work. Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision. Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading. The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position. None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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  • Have you taken PHYS 2010 or PHYS 2210? If Yes, how long ago did you take it and how did you perform in the course?
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  • Have you taken PHYS 2020 or PHYS 2220? If Yes, how long ago did you take it and how did you perform in the course?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Have you taken a lab accompanying PHYS 2010 or PHYS 2210? If Yes, how long ago did you take it and how did you perform in the course?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Have you taken a lab accompanying PHYS 2020 or PHYS 2220? If Yes, how long ago did you take it and how did you perform in the course?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Describe any of your skills that are relevant to this position.
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