Laboratory Technologist (Physics)

The American University of Nigeria (AUN) was established in 2004 by Nigeria’s former Vice President, His Excellency Atiku Abubakar.

Conceived as Africa’s first Development University, its mission is to promote service learning and to educate leaders who will be prepared to tackle the development issues of Nigeria and Africa. The university offers an American-style education modeled after the curriculum of American universities, using the latest in internet technology and e-learning resources.

AUN is seeking a motivated Physics Laboratory Technologist who will be responsible for preparing and supervising practical laboratory sessions, responding to the needs of the faculty and student research projects, handling of minor maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment as well as the preparation of solutions and setting-up of equipment for scheduled labs. The incumbent shall also ensure that lab safety rules are adhered to in accordance with the University’s laboratory standard operating procedures. The candidate contributes to preparing students to be applied, critical thinkers and problem solvers through innovative teaching and research. Asides the teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the department’s administration and scholarly work by carrying out and disseminating high quality research.

Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required. The right candidate must have a strong command of English language.

 

Interview Date: TBD

 

Title of Position

Laboratory Technologist (Physics)

Institution

American University of Nigeria

Hours

Full Time

Salary

Competitive

Job Purpose

  • Responding to the needs of the faculty and student research projects,
  • Handling of minor maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment
  • Setting-up of equipment for scheduled labs.
  • The incumbent shall also ensure that lab safety rules are adhered to in accordance with the University’s laboratory standard operating procedures.
  • Contribute to AUN’s community service and development.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chair/Dean.

Person Specification

  • HND or Bachelor’s degree in Physics from a reputable tertiary institution.
  • At least 1 year experience and skills in science laboratory environment.
  • Professional experience in the field is a plus.
  • Good working knowledge of chemicals and supplies in the science area.
  • Excellent knowledge of safety and emergency procedures in science labs.
  • Ability to organize work effectively and deal calmly and patiently with faculty members and students in the face of time pressures.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Other Requirements for the Position

  • Must demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, and ability to work independently without supervision
  • Having skills in most aspects of Physics
  • Research experience

Salary

  • Competitive

Closing Date

  • Open until position is filled.

Expected Starting Date

  • TBD during interview.

 

Description of Benefits:

Salary is competitive. The vacancy will be open until the position is filled.

 

How to Apply:

Suitably qualified candidates should CLICK HERE to apply, and submit the following: (1) Application letter (2)curriculum vitae (3) Names and contact information of three referees on a single file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in a word document or PDF format. The position being applied for should be the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

If you wish to make any informal inquiry on this vacancy please contact Dr. Bolade Agboola, Chair, Petroleum Chemistry and Physics Department, School of Arts and Sciences, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone on +2347055106488.

AUN is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a culturally diverse workforce; we do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race creed, colour, nationality, origin, age, sex, religion and marital status. For information on AUN, visit our Web site at www.aun.edu.ng