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Brown University — Lab Technician

Job Description:

The Brown High Energy Physics Group is participating in the CMS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Switzerland. Brown is responsible for assembling parts of a new Silicon Tracker for the Detector to be installed in 2026.

In the development phase of the project, the Lab Technician will work with other members of the team on the sensor quality control effort including measuring qualities of production-grade full sensors, irradiation sensors, and MaPSAs.  During the production phase of the project, in addition to the above sensor quality control tasks, the Lab Technician will also be involved in module assembly tasks including but not limited to the manual assembly of modules using fixtures, aiding in the automated assembly of PS modules, and quality control of assembled modules.

This position is 100% grant funded (full-time technician) and the funding will be available for a period of approximately (3) three years from the start date.

Education and Experience

  • Associate’s degree in related science area with at least 3 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Strong hand-eye coordination and fine manual dexterity.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to operate and handle relevant lab equipment (power supplies, handheld tools, vacuum apparatus, compressed gas cylinders).
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite of products.
  • Familiarity with common computer software tools, especially spreadsheets.
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Lab Technician

Department of Physics

Grade 8

Worker Type:

Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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