Grinnell Chamber

Computational Physics Post Baccalaureate

Full time
Posted: 04/12/2023
Grinnell, IA
Human Resources



The Computational Physics Post Baccalaureate will be responsible for assisting in the development of a set of computational exercises to be incorporated into the physics curriculum. These exercises will be used to teach Python programming and to reinforce physics concepts from 200, 300 and 400-level physics courses.

The employee will help determine the content of the exercises in consultation with physics faculty, and they will take the lead on writing the exercises, creating the solution guide, and testing them. Additionally, the employee will serve as a laboratory assistant for a computational classical mechanics laboratory.

This is a Post-Baccalaureate fellowship, 12-month, full-time position. The rate of pay is $17 per hour and is benefits eligible.

Key Responsibilities

  • Write and test computational exercises and solution guides
  • Work with faculty to determine exercise content
  • Assessment of those exercises
  • Computational laboratory assistant
  • Student liaison/resource


  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university
  • Less than six months work experience
  • Grinnell College graduates will be considered first
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to work independently and also work as a member of a team
  • Interpersonal communication skills, work collaboratively with others, and the ability to build rapport with students and faculty
  • Organizational, planning, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Committed to Grinnell College values of diversity and inclusion

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