• IMA Lab Technician (Electronics Engineering related), Arts and Sciences / 文理学部互动媒体艺术实验室技术员

    Posting Number 2018-4510
    Posted Date 4 months ago(3/5/2019 9:33 PM)
    Shanghai-IMA (Interactive Media Arts)
    NYU Shanghai (SH1002)
    Compensation Grade
  • Position Summary

    The Emerging Media Program at NYU Shanghai and related majors are focused on exploring the expressive possibilities brought about by emerging forms of media, technology, and communication. Through a rigorous project-based curriculum Emerging Media students work with hardware and software to develop experimental physical and screen-based interactive works.


    The students, faculty, and staff of the Emerging Media Program depend on the smooth operation of our technology and lab spaces to do their work. The Lab Technician will support all aspects of the Emerging Media Lab, electronics components, machines and lab resources etc. under the supervision of the Studio and Technology Operations Manager, to ensure a safe, efficient, and productive lab environment.


    The Emerging Media Lab is mainly comprised of following spaces: the Main Studio, Classrooms, the Recitation Lab or “Lab Lab” as it is known, Equipment Center, Immersive Media Lab, Digital Fabrication Lab, Wood Shop, Digital Farm as well as various Teaching Prep Rooms, and Material Rooms.


    The role of Lab Technician is to function as key partner for lab users and ensure an efficient, continuous operation of labs as well as daily equipment maintenance.

    Under the supervision of Studio and Technology Operations Manager the main responsibilities of a Lab Technician are:

    Daily Lab Operation Support (30%)

    • Support the daily operation of the Emerging Media Lab from Monday to Friday during routine hours, as well as occasional additional events.
    • Perform daily maintenance routines to ensure a safe, efficient, and productive lab environment.
    • Respond to all user-requests as well as develop action plans to resolve the issues timely and effectively.
    • Provide on-site technology support and services for lab and program-related events including lab supplies, equipment, critical sample storage, program level events etc.
    • Interface with Facilities, Property Management and Public Safety for lab infrastructure, risk management and other internal departments for lab related requests etc. Act as a HSE coordinator in lab to ensure safety.

    Equipment Management and Maintenance (35%)

    • Support of the Emerging Media Equipment Center, system, equipment and related resources, and ensure the protection of lab equipment through oversight of regular maintenance.
    • Report of the status of equipment and materials on a regular basis.
    • Responsibility for the service, maintenance, and inventory of all Emerging Media equipment on a regular basis.
    • Work with students and faculty in the training and use of equipment and resources.
    • Develop and maintain guidelines and SOPs of using lab resources and equipment etc.
    • Be responsible for the day to day support and maintenance of lab equipment. This includes, but not limited:
    1. Various electronics components, sensors, boards etc. (e.g. transistor, resistor, capacitor, connectors, motor, LED, diode, buzzer, breadboard, etc.)
    2. Digital media equipment (e.g. camera, light kit, tripod, shotgun, headset, etc.)
    3. Hand tools (e.g. soldering kit, helping hand, wire stripper, multimeter, etc.)
    4. Wood shop (includes saws, sander, drills, etc.)

    Program-Related Procurement (10%)

    • Assist in daily procurement needs.
    • Process purchasing and maintenance of equipment and components etc.

    Classroom Services and Support (20%)

    • Prepare and set up classroom before commencement of class.
    • Participate in classroom demonstration and instruction as required by daily operations of our classes.
    • Maintain existing technology services and solutions (including classroom support, general equipment, etc.) as well as new services development.

    Community Communication (10%)

    • Work closely and cooperate with different departments as well as third party vendors to support / meet daily requirements of operations and courses. etc. Eg. Facilities, IT, Finance, Procurement, vendors, etc.


    Required Education

    • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in EE (Electronic Engineering), Electric Engineering and Automation, Electronics Science and Technology, Electrical & Information Engineering or equivalent. If candidate has good knowledge, background or skills in the field of electronic technology area, majors can be not limited in above.


    Required Experience


    • Basic understanding and knowledge of various electronics components, sensors and related tools are must.
    • Prior knowledge/skills in 1-2 following fields is a plus (e.g. laser cutter, 3D printers, CNC mill, PCB mill and Pick and Place).
    • 1-2 years’ experience in a similar laboratory environment is a plus, but not a must.


    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Good communication abilities in Mandarin and English
    • Passionate about the field of electronic engineering and related technology is a must
    • Detail oriented and proficient at troubleshooting and problem solving
    • High professional integrity, honesty and trust
    • Multitasking and time management is a must
    • Strong sense of responsibility, good organization, and coordination abilities are must
    • Demonstrates motivation, drive and initiative in a busy working environment
    • Easy going and engaged

    Additional Information

    You can feel free to follow our official WeChat Account: NYUShanghaiRecruitment to get updated recruitment news. Thank you!


    The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion.


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed

    Need help finding the right job?

    We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Click here to get started.