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Senior Lab Associate, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


About the Department

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering offers undergraduate, M.Eng., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in the Mechanical Engineering program. The College of Engineering and Applied Science at UC has pioneered the mandatory cooperative experience for engineers since 1906 and has excellent relations with the industrial sector. The Mechanical Engineering program has 44 full-time faculty, about 120 full-time graduate students and over 800 undergraduate students. The department has well-equipped research and teaching laboratories that occupy over 120,000 square feet of space.


Cincinnati has been identified as one of the most livable cities in America in a tri-state metropolitan area of 2.2 million, with excellent cultural and entertainment opportunities, and a moderate cost of living combined with a wealth of housing options.

Job Overview

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati invites candidates to apply for the position of Senior Lab Associate. The Senior Lab Associate is expected to support academic laboratories in the Mechanical Engineering Program under the direct supervision of the MME Department Head, primarily in the area of electronics and electronic equipment repair.

Essential Functions

  • Support the operation, maintenance, and repair of electronic equipment and instrumentation.
  • Order parts/consumables and maintain inventory for laboratories.
  • Support faculty in the development of academic lab experiments, primarily electronic and instrumentation.
  • Provide technical support for academic or research projects as directed by the Department Head.
  • Attend assigned compliance training as communicated by the representatives of the University, the College of Engineering and Applied Science, or the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.
  • Assist with laboratory instrumentation and equipment setup, safety orientation, and documentation.

Required Education

  • Associate’s Degree.
  • Four (4) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Application Process

Candidates must submit the following materials with their application:

  • Resume.
  • A list of at least three (3) references. 


Required Experience

Two (2) years of experience in an area of technical specialty.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of current laboratory safety and OSHA standards.
  • A working knowledge of basic engineering data acquisition software packages.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 89861 


Senior Lab Associate, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Date:  Feb 3, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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