Laboratory Manager
University of Maryland
United States

Posting Details

Position Number: 126433

Title: Faculty Assistant

Functional Title: Laboratory Manager

Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con

Applicant Search Category: Faculty

University Authorized FTE: 1

Unit: ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. 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.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Laboratory Manager coordinates and manages equipment and instrumentation needs and operations pertinent to teaching and research activities of the Whiting-Turner (W-T) Infrastructures Engineering Laboratories.

Primary responsibilities include: oversee daily operation of all laboratory equipment and components; interact with TAs, research investigators, and student assistants involved in experimental work, for ensuring timely functional operation of all instrumentation; provide proper training for TAs, research investigators, and student assistants in safely operating laboratory instrumentation; provide assistance to laboratory investigators, TAs and graduate students when equipment purchases and repairs are necessary; coordinate or transact business with contractors and equipment manufactures within and outside the Civil Engineering department related to laboratory matters or work projects performed within the W-T engineering facility, including purchasing of equipment and proper installation; oversee laboratory investigators, TAs, and students adhering to safety practices and maintenance of all the aforementioned laboratories including but not limited to experimental equipment, associated accessories, applicable materials and tools; monitor and maintain laboratory supplies and materials, purchasing and restocking as necessary; coordinate and interact with faculty and other Laboratory Managers outside the department for educational and technical support purposes, including exchange of technical laboratory matters; ensure all regular or permanent laboratory investigators (TAs, graduate/research students) undergo proper training on operation of laboratory equipment, including safety training as required by ESSI department, and enforce policies on proper application of PPE; prepare and update of all laboratory safety manuals, safety data sheets as required by ESSI department; and oversee the organization and cleanliness of all laboratory rooms, ensuring all experimental equipment function and are properly maintained; perform repair and
calibration of lab equipment as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:
B.S. in Engineering (preferably Civil or Electrical Engineering)
Minimum 8 years of experience in similar field and/or laboratory
Knowledgeable with the use of electrical and electronics hardware and software
diagnostic tools to be able to perform operational assessment of laboratory
instrumentation, including electronics, servo-hydraulic and DAQ systems
Proficiency with PC, and standard software (MS Word, Excel, Power Point,

Posting Date: 07/30/2021

Open Until Filled Yes

Best Consideration Date 10/31/2021

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

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