Research Space Manager
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: November 8, 2019
Research Space Manager
Office of Research
Review of applications will begin 08/14/19 and continue until the
position has been filled; however, the position may close when an
adequate number of qualified applications are received
$85,000 - $90,000
Background check is required
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the
University of California system's 10 campuses and the first
American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly
8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an
environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion,
collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic
partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is
continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and
dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S.
News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide
educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San
Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a
special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the
cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and
supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion
public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher
education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical
capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction,
student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened
the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story
administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
About the Job:
The Research Space Manager is the primary liaison between faculty,
school administration, Facilities Management, Space Planning and
other campus entities in the management of laboratory research
space. Serves as a resource for all laboratory and research space
needs for faculty including lab renovations, relocations,
facilities needs, special research infrastructure needs, handling
of research equipment including relocation or facilitating
maintenance service calls.
- Uses advanced concepts to implement and coordinate building
management procedures, special projects and space planning
activities which require specialized consideration such as
laboratories with special circumstances (e.g., special ventilation,
fume hoods, gas lines, power, or use of hazardous materials) or
coordination of activities with multiple building occupants and
- Facilitates and collaborates with multiple campus departments on
the design and planning for space allocation.
- Applies extensive knowledge of research buildings,
infrastructure, policies and procedures.
- Determines methods and procedures on new assignments. Mentors and
trains peers and supporting staff members.
- Supervises student assistants.
- Tracks and maintains inventory of all asset equipment, and is
responsible for performing biennial inventory and handling or
assisting with other equipment-related matters, e.g. transfers,
loans, and disposal in compliance with related equipment
- Bachelor's degree in related field and 5 years of experience or 9
years of related experience/training.
- Master's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience /
- Advanced interpersonal and communication skills.
- Advanced skills in working collaboratively and influencing
- Advanced skill to multi-task and effectively prioritize large
- Advanced skills to assess processes or services to make
improvements and in project management.
- Advanced knowledge and skill regarding specialized research needs
in space planning and advanced skill to effectively translate needs
to professional architects, engineers and other campus
- Advanced knowledge of scientific, architectural or engineering
- Advanced knowledge in the areas of building space planning,
codes, capacity, security, fire safety, organization and
departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment
and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences.
- Knowledge of and familiarity with the scientific laboratory
Click on the link below to use our new on-line application
If you do not have internet access you may mail your application,
resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200
North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the
NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting
applications at this time.
The University of California is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications
from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities,
veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the
teaching, research and public service missions of the university.
All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran
status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination
and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination &
Affirmative Action Policy:
As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be
a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and
Tobacco Free policy is available at
E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive
Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify,
an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security
Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment
eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to
records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by
federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job
applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the
successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by
the University of California visit:
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