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Department: 115101 - University Field Laboratories
Location: Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties:
The Project and Field Lab Coordinator position will supervise operations for current work and lead strategic planning and implementation of future development of Lake Wheeler Field Lab. The position will work in concert with the Assistant Director of NCARS, Facilities Project Managers, and CALS Facilities Coordinator (Associate Dean for Administration). The position will provide input to the Facilities master plan concerning efficient use of resources for conducting research and to enhance research capabilities at Lake Wheeler Lab. Once all components are in place, the position will conduct comprehensive evaluation and maintenance procedures to ensure that the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory is optimized for the research, extension, and teaching needs of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).
The position will coordinate with departmental units located on the site to achieve the mission of CALS research, teaching and extension. The Project and Field Lab Coordinator is expected to provide leadership in upgrading and modernization of Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory into the Farm of the Future to support evolving faculty research, teaching and extension activities, including the interface between these activities and the public. The position will research, develop, and direct innovative approaches to unique work situations in the area of animal and plant research. The position will coordinate the management and design implementation of new programs administered by Lake Wheeler staff, determining teams and units for optimal research outcomes. The position will assist with research project planning and assess outcomes with Principal Investigator (PI), as well as managing current field and operational conditions. The position is expected to determine multiple and complex long-range plans and schedules within established research and teaching objectives. This includes arranging and assigning work for multiple research projects of varying impact and importance. Short and long-range goals of various PI's, extension goals, and general College research priorities must be considered at all times. It is the responsibility of this position to manage and maintain the budget and expenditures of Lake Wheeler field lab to support all research, extension and teaching programs, and maintain field lab operations.
Responsible for waste management planning and reporting.
Serve as the CALS representative member of Yates Mill Park Advisory Board.
Prepare administrative and lease/land use agreements to support Lake Wheeler Road field lab for review by Assistant Director of NCARS.
Assist Departmental Units in Coordination of Lake Wheeler Road Field Lab field days and related events.
Assist in developing and implementing fundraising strategy; soliciting potential investors and donors for projects in cooperation with Assistant Director of NCARS.
Determine and provide employee specific training needs or provides resources for training to ensure employees have necessary resources to comply with research protocols and regulatory requirements.
Responsible for employee grievances and first level resolution of possible employee relations issues.
Other duties as assigned.
Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity or an undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. May require terminal degree and licensure.
General knowledge of agriculture crop and animal production, waste management and agriculture research knowledge of personnel and budgetary management, knowledge of selection and application of pesticides; knowledge of basic scientific methods including plot design, field, uniformity, statistics and data collection, knowledge of agriculture equipment. Strong communication skills and ability to work in team-based environment.
Must have expert knowledge of selection and application methodology of pesticides, plot design, field design, animal welfare, animal production, waste management, irrigation, and data collection.
Must have working knowledge of agricultural equipment and techniques.
Must be able to manage competing projects and goals.
Must have expert knowledge of agricultural crop and animal production and research, and animal waste management.
Must have experience managing staff and direct reports.
PhD in an agriculture, engineering, or life science discipline.
Experience in research station or field Lab management including budget and supervisory experience.
Experience in Project Management, Construction Management. Facilities Management. Research Management.
Required license or certification:
Valid NC driver’s license or the ability to obtain within 60 days of hire.
Public operator's pesticide licenses or the ability to obtain within 90 days of start.
Waste Management Operators Certification for Swine and Dairy or ability to obtain licenses and certification within 90 days of start.
Position Number: 00061579
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