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Diocles Laser Laboratory

Extreme Light Laboratory

Lab Manager
Position will have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge scientific and technological breakthroughs for the benefit of society. Responsible for facilitating research activities in the Extreme Light Laboratory and Service Center. These laboratories utilize high peak-power laser systems for physics research and development. Simultaneously coordinate multiple projects and teams, in order to maximize research productivity and meet project objectives. Utilize project management software to manage and organize a variety of competing priorities and tasks. Assist laboratory scientists, engineers, and students to meet deadlines and technical standards/requirements. Work closely with the laboratory staff to make real-time adjustments to the daily tasks and schedule when problems arise. Present recommendations for changes in staff and resources levels to maximize project and operational efficiency. Mentor staff in efficient and effective time and process management. Assure personnel are qualified to perform the assigned work and understand their responsibilities. Where necessary, ensure appropriate training for personnel. Maintain a positive team environment. Perform other duties or special projects as required or as assigned. Some nights and weekends required.
Minimum Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, related field, or equivalent education/experience, plus two years’ experience in a research laboratory as a supervisor or project manager required. Detailed knowledge of the scientific method and standard operations procedures of research laboratories required. Must have experience supervising students and/or staff. Requires standard knowledge of project management practices.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer an additional Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in business or related field. Five or more years of experience in a business office or research laboratory environment managing complex projects and SCRUM or AGILE project management training are desired.

To be considered for the position, please go to requisition S_150670 and click on “Apply to this Job”, complete form and attach required documents. Required documents include a (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) list of references. Review of applications will begin 9/08/15.

The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, worklife balance, and dual careers.

Graduate students adjust Archimedes laser parameters

Graduate Students

The Extreme Light Laboratory is well supported with federal and other research grants and contracts which assure that our graduate students have the use of state-of-the-art research equipment and access to good computational services. As a result, our students receive full or partial support in the form of research assistantships and are supported in their travel to national and international meetings.

If this sounds interesting, we encourage you to obtain more information about our Department at, and reviewing the steps to apply to UNL. We look forward to hearing from you!

Applying to UNL

Office of Graduate Studies

Job Openings

Even if we do not have a position currently open, we are always open to applications and letters of interest from talented individuals pursuing careers related to laser research.

If you are interested in joining our team, please send your CV and a brief research statement to Neelee Glasco.