Lab Assistant - Carleton Laboratory

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Summer research and testing internship at the Carleton Laboratory. The laboratory focuses on research and testing on construction materials, structures, and investigation of aging infrastructure. Current active projects include:

  • Full parametric study of novel building materials, including the testing of new building materials’ resistance to environmental factors such as temperature, chemical corrosion, fatigue, and solar radiation.

  • Investigation of suspension bridge cable health by mechanical testing, fatigue testing, fractographic analysis, and chemical analysis. This study is state-of- the-art, using modern testing techniques to evaluate the condition and safety of real suspension bridges.

  • Testing and certification of new construction materials destined for large-scale building projects in the New York metropolitan area as well as abroad.

Job Description: Lab Assistant (Class III)

  • Assist in large-scale strength of materials testing

  • Perform small-scale strength of materials testing

  • Organize, label, inventory lab property

  • Wash, scrub, sweep, dust, paint, sand, buff, polish, oil, etc.

  • Assist in administrative tasks, run errands

  • Perform heavy lifting, assist in rigging, heavy testing

  • Assist in machining of parts on drill, mill, lathe, saws, etc.

  • Commission and decommission equipment

Lab: Carleton Laboratory

Direct Supervisor: Adrian Brügger

Position Dates: Summer session (8-12 weeks)

Hours per Week: 35

Paid Position: Yes ($15/hr)

Number of Positions: 4

 

Qualifications: 

  • Must display aptitude for practical tasks
  • Must show personal initiative and ability to tackle problems independently
  • Must be detail-oriented and precise in work
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, LabView
  • Previous experience in laboratory, machining, mechanical work is preferred but not required

Eligibility: Registered undergraduate, full time SEAS student; international students welcome to apply

Adrian Brügger, brugger@civil.columbia.edu, 636 SW Mudd