Term: 2 years
The Quantum Technology Lab Coordinator is accountable the TQT Principal Investigator and TQT Program Director and runs the day to day operations of the Quantum explorations space in RAC1. This teaching and outreach space is used for the laboratory component of Quantum Technology MS, for IQC outreach and TQT training. The TQT Principal Investigator organizes the laboratory component of the MS program and the TQT Program Director coordinates the training and outreach activities of TQT (the Transformative Quantum Technologies CFREF program).
The Quantum Technology Lab Coordinator enables the effective teaching of the three laboratory classes in the Quantum Technology MS program, and prepares demonstrations for outreach programs. These activities share space in the Quantum Explorations space.
The position involves setting up experiments, testing and, documenting them and helping users explore them.
This role is contingent on funding.
Maintains the Quantum Explorations space as an effective place to explore quantum technologies and to teach
Builds, documents and maintains experimental setups
Works with TAs and staff to upgrade experiments
Works with faculty, TAs and staff to prepare documentation, including lab manuals
Ensures TAs get appropriate training, guidance and instructional materials
Engages directly with students to make their experience using the Quantum Explorations labs a positive one
Teaching and Outreach
Participates in planning and implementation to improve the delivery of undergraduate lab courses and learning experience
Makes improvements to experiments and develops new experiments for lab courses
Enhance the student experience of the lab component
Ensures development of lab manuals and teaching material aids for TAs and lab demonstrators
Coordinates the operation of the Quantum Explorations space, particularly the sharing of the space for both teaching and outreach activities, including collaborate with the IQC Outreach Manager
Collaborates with faculty and lab instructors to ensure that materials and skill development are properly coordinated
Maintains and repair lab equipment
Ensures teaching assistant training and instructional materials remain current as the curriculum evolves
Teaches and demonstrates lab sections as required
Demonstrates outreach material as required
At least 3 years’ experience working with physics experiments
Experience with at least one of, spin dynamics, quantum optics, and superconducting electronics.
Desire to become proficient in any of the above areas where experience is lacking
Experience as a teaching assistant or tutor of undergraduates
Experience with either MatLab or Mathematica for physics simulation and modeling
Ability to develop instructional materials
Advanced knowledge of experimental physics at the undergraduate level
Aptitude for teaching and an interest in working with undergraduate students
Skilled with repair and maintenance of physics lab equipment
Excellent interpersonal, communication and management skills
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple complex, different tasks simultaneously