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Core Facilities Manager

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 115621
Title: Faculty Specialist
Functional Title: Core Facilities Manager
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: ENGR-Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Hiring Range Minimum:
Hiring Range Maximum:
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Position Overview
The Fischell Department of Bioengineering is seeking a skilled scientist or engineer to facilitate operations of the core laboratories in A. James Clark Hall, a new 184,000-square-foot state of the art facility at the University of Maryland, College Park. This facility houses the department’s core research infrastructure and instrumentation, which comprises dozens of instruments spanning materials design and characterization, biological assessment, and clinical translation. Some of the core instruments include: microscopy (confocal, fluorescence, atomic force, electron), SPR/Biacore, circular dichroism, FTIR, HPLC, GPC, dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), rheometry, MicroCT, colloidal characterization (e.g., size, surface charge), flow cytometry, histology (e.g., cryostat, microtome, tissue embedder, tissue processor), cell culture labs and biosafety cabinets, and basic equipment including refrigerators/freezers, chemical hoods, and others.

This position will involve managing these resources, in collaboration with a senior department faculty member directing the facility. The position will span all phases of instrument usage and coordination as a shared resource. Likewise, the candidate will gain access to a vibrant department and opportunities for career growth that include an established promotion path. Additionally, the successful candidate will benefit from a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes the University’s retirement plan and tuition remission for the appointee and immediate family members.

Position Responsibilities
The responsibilities associate with this position include:
• Managing maintenance contracts, purchases, and repairs of all department instrumentation. The Ideal candidate will have experience troubleshooting and repairing scientific instrumentation.
• Managing access to and training for larger equipment and usage logs.
• Supervising and instructing department personnel in the safe and effective use of equipment.
• Managing safety protocols, documentation, safety audits, and waste disposal records
• Coordinating shared resource usage and documentation, including scheduling, billing, and maintenance. Additionally, the appointee will oversee the department core facilities website and advertising of the core facility to the department, campus, and external community. Current department staff in the communication and finance offices will help support these efforts.
• Providing technical consultation to department personnel and working with users to develop protocols, along with understanding user needs to identify future purchases.
• Providing leadership and managerial oversight to specific personnel, students, or projects.
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful applicant will be appointed to the position of Faculty Specialist, which requires a minimum of a bachelors’ degree and two years of professional experience in the areas above. A Master’s degree can be substituted for the 2 years of professional experience. Experienced candidates with PhDs are also encouraged and will be considered for an appointment at the Senior Faculty Specialist level. Ideal candidates will have experience with multiple instruments listed above, as well as experience as an instrument technician or managing instrumentation and user facilities. However, the appointed candidate will also have training opportunities in the department and at vendors, as well as support from a senior faculty member directing the core, and from the department more generally.

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Posting Date: 03/16/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 04/06/2018
Physical Demands

Able to lift, move, access scientific equipment (more than 10 pounds), and otherwise move lab objects.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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