Technical Support Specialist
September 30, 2014
The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is seeking a technical support specialist to provide computing support to the department under the Office of Information Technology (OIT) Support for Computing in Academic Departments (SCAD) program. The department SCAD reports to the Department Manager and works to provide frontline support and maintenance for desktop hardware and software systems. This position is the main support for the primary computing needs of faculty, administrative and technical staff of the department. The individual in the position works both as part of the administrative and technical support teams and independently, requiring only general supervision.
- Provide guidance for faculty and staff on their computing purchases; install and configure all new computer systems (Mac & PC), printers, scanners, mobile devices, laptops, and other computing related devices
- Consult with faculty on purchases through the faculty computing program and assist researchers with configurations prior to purchasing.
- Install and configure new machines to meet OIT standards prior to deploying.
- Consult with users on computing needs to determine appropriate upgrades, hardware and software needed.
- Develop, support and maintain department web site in Drupal environment Maintain department electronic mailing lists.
- Serve as department webmaster.
- Install, maintain and repair hardware systems in Windows, Mac OSX and Linux
- Diagnose, troubleshoot and repair computing related issued/questions posed by both the faculty and staff
- Support all software including Microsoft Office productivity applications and University administrative applications
- Provide ongoing computing support.
- Configure and maintain backups of all computing systems
- Maintain both standardized DeSC and FC machines
- Active Directory and Windows server administration
- Setup, configuration and troubleshooting MS Exchange and Outlook
- Maintain detailed reports of TSM/CrashPlan backup audits, system lifecycles, software versioning and technology assets
- Educate/train faculty and staff on proper computing techniques on an on-going basis
- Maintain a database of all hardware upgrades and fixes
- Administer support request tickets in workorder ticketing systems
- Prepare equipment for surplus
- Setup links and maintain pathways from office to home computers for faculty and staff who need to work from home
- Assist research community with vendor relations for scientific hardware/software maintenance
- Support in-house databases and inventory system
- Take full advantage of training opportunities provided by the SCAD/DCS program
- Attend monthly SCAD/DCS meetings
- Monitor, inventory and maintain classroom equipment and department audio/visual technologies
- Assist faculty in utilization of classroom equipment including but not limited to slide projectors, CD & DVD players, monitors, laptops and other visual aide devices
- One to three years of advanced technical support experience required. Must be capable of providing reliable and creative solutions to support a demanding academic environment.
- Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, speaking and writing skills are a must. Dedication to quality customer service standards and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
- Desire to keep abreast of new software and hardware technologies is a must. Position may require some evening and weekend activities.
- Light to medium programming along with scripting knowledge.
- Finalist will be required to successfully pass a background check
- The successful candidate must have experience in MS Windows and Apple hardware/software administration, maintenance and support of the following operating systems. MS Windows (XP to 8), Mac OSX 9up to 10.8) and Windows Server (2003 to 2012). Must be able to lift 50 lbs., to climb stairs, twist, bend and work in physically awkward positions. Required to attend SCAD/DCS meetings and training
- The final candidate will be required to complete a background check and post-offer pre-employment physical successfully
- Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or a related field. Certifications in Microsoft and Apple products are recommended. Preference will be given to candidates with advanced experience using MS Windows and the latest Apple products. Previous experience or equivalent relevant experience with a university setting as a systems/server administrator.
Apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu, requisition 1400713.
September 15, 2014
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at Princeton University is conducting a broad search for two (2) tenure-track assistant professors. We welcome applications from all areas in mechanical and aerospace engineering, including but not limited to the fields of robotics, lightweight structures, nonlinear mechanics, engineering systems, propulsion, and energy systems and efficiency. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or a related subject, and have a demonstrated record of excellence in research with the potential to establish an independent research program. We seek faculty members who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity, with a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring.
Princeton’s MAE department has a long history of leadership in its core areas of Applied Physics, Dynamics and Controls, Fluid Mechanics, Materials Science, and Propulsion and Energy Sciences, with additional strength in cross-disciplinary efforts impacting areas such as biology, the environment, security, and space. We seek creative and enthusiastic candidates with the background and skills to build upon and complement our existing departmental strengths and those who can lead the department into new and exciting research areas in the future.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2014. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and presentations, a 3-5 page summary of research accomplishments and future plans, a 1-2 page teaching statement, and contact information for at least three references online at http://jobs.princeton.edu, requisition number 1400675. Personal statements that summarize leadership experience and contributions to diversity are encouraged.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome applications from members of all underrepresented groups. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
Machine Shop Associate
July 24, 2014
The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is seeking a Machine Shop Associate. The Associate will work under the direction of the MAE Machine Shop supervisor and will support the day to day operations of the MAE Machine Shop. The Associate will be responsible for the following:
-ordering materials and supplies, maintaining inventories, shop instrumentation and tooling;
-ensuring students have met laboratory safety requirements and for the general safety of shop use including oversight of responsible shop habits and proper use of tools and equipment used by students working in the shop;
-assisting faculty and students with the development of classroom demonstrations;
-supporting teaching in the shop by assisting students in the design and development of mechanical projects.
The Associate will support undergraduate students in their engineering design courses, independent work and senior thesis projects.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
July 22, 2014
Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant field of engineering, science, or mathematics with expertise in one or more of the following: plasma physics, control science or a similar field.
This is a one year term position renewable depending upon available funding and satisfactory performance.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
Candidates should be available to begin as early as September 1, 2014.
Interested candidates must apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp and submit a cover letter, CV which includes the name and contact information of three references. Email or postal mail applications will not be considered.
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work with three faculty members in the departments of MAE, Music and the Program in Dance on a new research project on dynamic social networks and design at the intersection of control and robotics, dance, and music. The goal of the project is to explore artistically and scientifically how rules of interaction and response within a network of dancers, musicians, and automata, with multiple sensing modalities and a combination of prescribed and individualized choices and dynamics, yield complex emergent collective behavior of the ensemble. The project will build on the existing work of Flock Logic, an investigation of the emergent dynamics of a group of dancers moving together according to rules used to model flocking behavior (see http://www.princeton.edu/~flocklogic ). The post-doctoral researcher will assume a central, creative role in the research project.
Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant field of engineering, science, or mathematics with expertise in one or more of the following: control, robotics, network dynamics, collective animal or human behavior.
Evidence of strong interest and some experience in dance and/or music.
This is a one year term position renewable depending upon available funding and satisfactory performance. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
Candidates should be available to begin sometime after the project start date of September 1, 2014 and ideally no later than January 1, 2015.
Interested candidates must apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu (requisition # 1400397) and submit a cover letter, CV, research statement and the name and contact information of three references using the 'Other Document 1' link. Email or postal mail applications will not be considered.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Postdoctoral Research Positions
Princeton University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering invites applications for post doctoral and more senior research positions. Individuals with evidence of experience in scholarly research and a strong commitment to excellence in education are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Optics, Physics, Material or Applied Physics, or a related area is required. Appointments are for one year with the possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance and continued funding.
Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp and include curriculum vitae and names and contact information for three references.
We are interested in candidates who have an interest in:
Combustion and Energy Science
Dynamics and Controls Systems
Energy and Climate
Lasers and Applied Physics
Materials and Mechanical Systems
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.