Research Project and Laboratory Operations Manager
East Carolina University
October 9, 2018
Greenville, North Carolina
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
4 Year Degree
Vacancy #: 500111 Salary Range: Commensurate with Qualifications Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Organizational Unit Overview The Division of Health Sciences is the largest and most complex division within the University, employing more than 900 EHRA employees and 1,700 SHRA employees. The Division is composed of numerous Centers, Institutes, and agencies such as East Carolina Heart Institute and Eastern Area Health Education Center, the Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, the Brody School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and the Laupus Health Science Library. In addition to the Academic and Administrative responsibilities of the division, the four professional schools provide clinical services throughout eastern North Carolina in a variety of settings and venues.
The School of Dental Medicine is composed of ten administrative offices and four academic departments. The Administrative units include the Offices of the Dean, Vice Dean, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Associate Dean for Research, Innovation and Discovery, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Assistant Dean for Extramural Clinical Practices, Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics, Assistant Dean for Educational Support and Faculty Development, Assistant Dean for Academic Success and the Executive Director for Business and Financial Affairs. The four academic departments are Surgical Sciences, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, General Dentistry and Foundational Sciences and Research.
Included in the mission of the School of Dental Medicine is to educate dental care providers (both dental students and dental residents) and to address the oral health care needs of the underserved population of North Carolina. The School of Dental Medicine meets these missions by operating dental clinics that provide both educational experiences for the dental students and residents and provides dental care to the residents of North Carolina. These clinics occur in both Ross Hall in Greenville, North Carolina, as well as Community Service Learning Centers located throughout North Carolina. In order to operate these clinics, appropriate dental auxiliaries and clinical staff are needed.
Job Duties The Research Project and Laboratory Operations Manager will be responsible for leading research projects to satisfy a defined or scientific objective. To support this goal, Research Project and Laboratory Operations Manager will decide on the methodology and techniques for conducting the research, lead the development of research instruments, produce qualitative and quantitative research plans, implement research questionnaires and moderator guides; facilitate study teams, coordinate fieldwork initiatives (if applicable), and conduct post-research analyses and evaluations. The Research Project and Laboratory Operations Manager in the ECU School of Dental Medicine must also interpret research data, author research reports, and make actionable recommendations to stakeholders and principle investigators.
This position will to have the appropriate scientific knowledge to create, implement, and evaluate innovative approaches for diverse research. In particular this position will be required to implement research programs involving oral biology, periodontology, immunology, bacteriology, virology, mycology, cell biology, cancer biology/immunology, public health, and biomedical engineering and analyze the results of research programs in these specific disciplines.
This position will implement project specific plans to reach specific research program objectives identified by the principle investigators of each research program in these laboratories. This includes Research Project Management, enforcing research compliance with prescribed protocols, assessment of project status through the term of the project, evaluating and analyzing project results, and collaborating with principal investigators. In addition, this position will mentor research specialists and post-doctoral fellows in research project implementation, research protocols, proper research result collection, review of research data, and research data analysis.
Prior to research project implementation, Research Project and Laboratory Operations Manager will provide research project personnel with the project objective, overview, protocols, and project time line.
The Research Project and Laboratory Operations Manager will conduct periodic review and analyses of research projects offering advice and mentoring as needed and maintaining detailed reporting of all research project information.
After project review and assessment, the Research Project and Laboratory Operations Manager will provide project status and review project results at research program team meetings as established by the principle investigators of each research program.
The following technical and intellectual knowledge will be necessary to accomplish these duties: primary cell culture of oral, gastrointestinal and pancreatic epithelial, stromal, and immune cells, BSL1+ and BSL2 bacteriology, virology, and mycology, and animal models of periodontal disease, type 1 diabetes and orthotopic pancreatic cancer. Importantly, due to the growing diversity of research programs for which this position will support, an ability to research and assimilate new information as well as employ this knowledge to train and oversee additional support staff will be imperative.
This position will be expected to manage the professional research development and evaluate the performance of research personnel including research coordinators, research specialists and three post-doctoral fellows.
In addition, this position will be expected to assist in the recruitment and selection of research personnel for all research projects in the SoDM.
Minimum Qualifications A Post-Baccalaureate credential (e.g., Master's degree or higher) in a medical, clinical science, physical science, basic science, or research related field, or a bachelor's degree plus equivalent professional training to substitute for the advanced degree.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education Greater than eight years of experience in a basic science and/or clinical translational laboratory with experience and working knowledge of:
Primary cell culture of oral, gastrointestinal and pancreatic epithelial, stromal, and immune cells.
BSL1+ and BSL2 bacteriology, virology, and mycology.
Animal models of periodontal disease, type 1 diabetes and orthotopic pancreatic cancer.
Management/maintenance of equipment/inventory for multiple investigators.
Management of multiple projects from multiple investigators with competing priorities.
Management and supervision of research specialists/coordinators and post-doctoral fellows.
Management of budgets from multiple extramural/intramural funding sources.
Special Instructions to Applicant
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:
Letter of Interest
List of Three References (noting contact information)
Additional Instructions to Applicant
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.
Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 500111 to ECU Human Resources at www.jobs.ecu.edu.
East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.