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Research Space Manager

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Job Description:

Research Space Manager

Job Category:



Office of Research

Position Code:




Closing Date:

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


Campus Site

Background check:

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.

Key Responsibilities:
- 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 departments.
- 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 policy.


- 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 / training.

- Advanced interpersonal and communication skills.

- Advanced skills in working collaboratively and influencing others.

- Advanced skill to multi-task and effectively prioritize large project work.

- 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 entities.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Advanced knowledge of scientific, architectural or engineering concepts.

- 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 environment.

To Apply:

Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

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 subject line.

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.
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