The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Research Facility Manager for the Life Sciences Biotechnology Building (LSBB) and fourth floor of Ledyard E. Ross Hall (Ross Hall). The manager will report to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Development in REDE, and works closely with the Chair of the Department of Biology and the Associate Dean for Research in School of Dental Medicine on the day-to-day operations of the two facilities. For duties associated with animal care, the manager will take direction from the University Veterinarian. The major duties of this position focus on animal care and scientific support and maintaining building operations that are broadly supportive of the facility researchers.
This position performs the following duties:
Research Animal Care Management – 35%: Manages and provides support and consultation to include technical assistance and guidance in techniques utilizing approved methods and husbandry requirements in animal care. Supervises, trains, and evaluates student workers and any direct staff reports. Monitors environmental conditions of animal housing with Facilities Services to maintain animal rooms and support areas as required by federal guidelines, accreditation standards, institutional guidelines, and research needs. Serves as primary contact with Facility Services and vendors for HVAC, temperature, plumbing, electrical, and pest control support. In collaboration with Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) leadership, identifies and purchases facility supplies and equipment, such as personal protective equipment, mops and brooms, cage wash supplies, sanitizing agents, etc. Ensures common use areas and shared spaces are properly stocked and maintained and that appropriate accounts are billed. Reviews husbandry and environmental records to ensure that animals are appropriately housed and cared for, and that daily observations and other required documentation is up to date. Ensures that all food, equipment, and supplies are properly stored and maintained, especially in shared spaces such as procedure rooms and cage wash and clean storage areas. Facilitates receipt and shipment of animals. Serves as primary point of contact to coordinate between DCM and PIs for routine programs such as health surveillance, environmental testing, and sanitation monitoring.
Research Project Management – 35%: Conducts research projects to satisfy a defined or scientific objective. To support this goal, the Research Facility Manager will decide on the methodology and techniques for conducting the research, lead the set up and development of research instruments, produce qualitative and quantitative research plans; facilitate study teams, coordinate fieldwork initiatives (if applicable), and conduct post-research analyses and evaluations. The Research Facility Manager will conduct periodic review and analyses of research projects offering advice and mentoring as needed and maintain detailed reporting of all research project information and make actionable recommendations to stakeholders and principal investigators. This position will be expected to manage the professional research development and evaluate the performance of research personnel including research coordinators, research specialists and postdoctoral scholars.
Education and Training – 20%: Primary contact for ensuring training and monitoring for instrument usage, and works with ECU facilities and external contractors to maintain building infrastructure, shared laboratory instruments, shared equipment, and management of lab spaces to ensure that environmental health and safety and prospective health compliance is maintained.
Miscellaneous Other Duties – 10%: Provide basic support of building/facility technology and maintenance of LSBB video displays. Facilitate the delivery of gas cylinders and other large shipments to their target destination. Other duties as required to meet the needs of the position.
The Research Facility Manager must be an effective multitasker that is sensitive to the need to ensure spaces remain compliant with any relevant federal, state, or local level laws and policies. The manager must be able to work independently, exercise good judgement and communicate well with others, including faculty, staff and students. Although most of the work shift will occur Monday through Friday between 8 and 5, the manager will need to be sufficiently flexible to come in after hours to help address building emergencies (e.g., address issues threatening the care of animals or loss of valuable research materials or equipment).
Contingent upon available funding.
Special Instructions To Application:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
2-3 original letters of reference are required for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section in the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
A post-baccalaureate credential (e.g., Master's degree or higher) in a life science, medical, clinical science, physical science, basic science, or research related field, or a bachelor's degree plus two or more years of equivalent professional training to substitute for the advanced degree. One year of work experience involving research on animals or animal husbandry experience is required.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 500303
Organizational Unit Overview:
Research, Economic Development and Engagement (REDE) is responsible for research policy and integrity, research administration and contract negotiations across ECU for both the main campus and the health sciences campus. REDE directs new intellectual enterprises, including technology transfer. Industry, military and government agency research partnerships and community engagement and economic development activities across the eastern half of North Carolina are also managed by REDE. REDE is responsible for the following units under its umbrella: Office of Research Administration, Office of Human Subjects Protections, Office of Research Integrity & Compliance, Office of Research Development, Office of National Security & Industry Initiatives, Office of Economic & Community Engagement, Office of Continuing & Professional Education, Office of Licensing & Commercialization, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Office of Undergraduate Research, and the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee.
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