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Research and Laboratory Manager

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. * These documents will be used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and professional experience. Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. * Do not write 'see resume' on your application when completing the job duties section. If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment). * Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Position Information

General Information

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
If time-limited, note appointment end date
Hours per week 40
Months per year 12
Position Number 008302
NC Salary Grade Equivalency 77
Classification Title EHS Program Manager/Consultant - Advanced
Working Title Research and Laboratory Manager
Salary Range $81,781 - $85,000
Anticipate Hiring Range $81,781 - $85,000
FLSA Status Exempt
Division Business Affairs
Department Risk Mgmt, Safety & Security (Adm)
Work Unit Environmental Health & Safety
Work Schedule

8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Monday – Friday

Primary Purpose of Position

Lead and manage all research and laboratory compliance programs (e.g., hazardous waste, universal waste, chemical hygiene, hazard communications, radiation safety, laboratory safety, compressed gas cylinders, laboratory emergency procedures, equipment, and research safety). Determine internal strategic goals while collaborating with executive leadership to promote regulatory compliance within their respective units. Manage EHS professionals and establish detailed operational plans to accomplish goals.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree and six years of related experience; or Master’s degree in a physical science, biological science, environmental science/engineering, occupational safety, industrial technology or related discipline and four years of related experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Some positions may require additional training or licensure. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Job Duties

Plan, develop and implement long-range research and laboratory safety goals.

Manage research and laboratory safety programs including, but not limited to, Hazardous Waste, Universal Waste, Chemical Hygiene, Hazard Communications, Radiation Safety, Laboratory Safety, Compressed Gas Cylinders, Laboratory Emergency Procedures, Equipment, and Research Safety.

Independently investigate complex regulatory issues and make final decisions that affect campus operations.

Lead, motivate and supervise three research and laboratory safety staff members. Assign individual projects, evaluate capabilities, and monitor progress.

Develop a professional development plan for research and laboratory safety staff members.

Develop operational budget and justify the need for major expenditures.

Conduct research and laboratory safety compliance audits, measure results, and develop internal controls to ensure institutional regulatory compliance.

Develop research and laboratory safety quality assurance standards.

Serves as the liaison with federal, state and local authorities in matters related to research and laboratory safety.

Serve as the subject matter expert for routine situations.

Guide and direct research and laboratory safety operational committees.

Collaborate with department administrators to identify regulatory issues, implement solutions, and promote a proactive safety culture.

Design and implement new programs to address unique research and laboratory safety issues.

Develop research and laboratory safety media communication standards.

Develop and implement a training and outreach plan.

Present research and laboratory safety information to senior level administrators on a regular basis.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the campus community and regulatory agencies.

Other Work Responsibilities

Special projects as assigned.

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Master’s degree in business administration, public administration, management, physical science, biological science, environmental science/engineering, occupational safety, industrial technology, or related discipline.

Relevant professional certification (e.g., ASP, CSP, CIH, ARM, etc.).

Seven or more years of demonstrated environmental health and safety program development, leadership, and communication skills.

Experience with establishing an environmental health and safety management system in a higher education or public setting.

Experience using technology to automate processes and manage projects.

Demonstrated leadership, communication, and team building skills.

Demonstrated ability to investigate complex incidents, determine root causes and gain University administrators support to implement corrective actions.

Experience developing emergency response plans particularly for chemical, radiation and hazardous waste exposure in a laboratory setting.

Safety professional experience with Radiation, Chemical Hygiene, Hazardous Waste and Industrial Hygiene in a laboratory setting.

Professional Environmental, Health and Safety experience.

Leadership and communication skills equal to the requirements of the position.

Experience with establishing a research and laboratory safety management system in a higher education or public setting.

Experience using technology to automate processes and manage projects.

Demonstrated leadership, communication, and team building skills.

Demonstrated ability to investigate complex incidents, determine root causes and gain University administrators support to implement remedial actions.

Necessary Licenses or Certifications

Position may require additional training, certifications, or licensure.

Work Location EHS, FM Annex 8
Posting date 02/02/2018
Closing date 02/18/2018
Proposed Hire Date 04/02/2018
Contact Information
Special Notes to Applicants

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

  • These documents will be used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and professional experience.

Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application.

  • Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.

If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).

  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • UNC Charlotte Website
    • Another Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • HERC Job Board
    • Local JobNetwork
    • Personal Referral
    • Other
  2. Where did you learn about this posting?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a valid driver's license or can you obtain one before the first day of hire?
    • No
    • Yes
  4. Please list any professional certification you currently hold concerning this position i.e. Certified Safety Professional (CSP); Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH); Associate in Risk Management (ARM); Certified Project manager CPM).

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. Please describe your professional experience with research and laboratory safety programs.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. Please describe your experience as an Environmental, Health and Safety professional investigating complex incidents and determining root causes and gaining administrator's support to implement corrective actions.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. Please describe your safety professional experience with Radiation, Chemical, and Hazardous Waste exposure and Industrial Hygiene implementation in a laboratory setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
Optional Documents
  1. Contact Information for References
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Other Document