DIVERSITY STATEMENT

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Careers

Physical Sciences Laboratory Technician
Faculty of Arts and Science

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centred teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. Approximately 12,000 students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as a Second Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Alberta College Conservatory of Music.

Opportunity

The Department of Physical Sciences at MacEwan University invites applications for a full-time continuing laboratory technician position. The successful candidate will provide support for undergraduate Physics, and Earth & Planetary Sciences teaching laboratories by planning and conducting laboratory preparation, ordering supplies and services, managing materials, and maintaining equipment. Some of the specific tasks associated with this position include:

  • performing regular safety checks of the laboratory and its equipment,

  • keeping the laboratory teaching supplies organized and in stock,

  • calibrating petrographic microscopes prior to use in laboratory courses,

  • and providing support for undergraduate field trips in the lab before and after the trip and in the field during the excursion.

Skills

Candidates will have strong technical laboratory skills, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students. The ability to perform minor repairs to mechanical or electrical equipment would be an asset.

Qualifications

Preferred candidates will hold a B.Sc. or higher in Science with senior courses in both Physics and Earth Science. Candidates who are holding a relevant diploma with extensive experience will also be considered. Previous experience with Physics and Earth Science laboratories will be an asset.

Benefits

When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

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    Competitive base pay
  • Generous vacation time

  • Secure pension plan

  • Excellent benefits package

  • Effective recognition and retention programs

  • Continuous learning culture

  • Opportunities for career growth

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. Evan Hackett, Chair, Department of Physical Sciences, at HackettE@macewan.ca

A review of applications will begin on June 21, 2019.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association Collective Agreement. Please note; Article 22.1.1 (Grid Placement); initial salary placement for external candidates is limited to the first three steps of the salary grid.

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Continuing
Salary $59, 514.00 - $86,577.00 per annum
Closing Date This competition is open until a suitable candidate is found. 
Competition No. 19.06.104


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