Research Operations Manager

NC A&T State University   Greensboro, NC   Full-time     Research
Posted on June 9, 2022
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Posting Details

Classification Information


Position/Classification Title Research Operations Mgr
Classification Type SHRA
Position required to work during periods of adverse weather or other emergencies: N - Not Mandatory
Minimum Experience/Education

Bachelor’s degree and two years of general research experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Experience in working independently in roles of high accountability is preferred.

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training and experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
Required License or Certification  
Position Overview


Primary Purpose of Position
The Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department (CAEE) of the College of Engineering (COE) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University invites applications and nominations for its Research Operations Manager position. The Research Operations Manager is a direct report to the Chair of the CAEE Department.

The position provides operations management and technical-scientific knowledge-driven planning and direction for multiple educational and research laboratories.

In addition, the position requires knowledge of research concepts, practices and procedures, teaching and research laboratory operations, regulatory requirements, safety, planning and budgeting, and ABET requirements.

The range of duties includes, but is not limited to:
  • Facility planning and maintenance, inventory control, purchasing and maintenance of laboratory equipment, fiscal and administrative services, monitoring environmental risks and quality control, planning and scheduling work, determining the training needs
  • Support for faculty and students in curricula and extra-curricula activities
  • Removal of items no longer needed by the department and managing their subsequent disposal or transfer to surplus.
  • Providing lead support to the teaching and research labs of the Department.
  • Ensuring that the teaching and research labs are organized, maintained, and functional.
  • Lending weekly support to the College of Engineering Facilities Team
  • Completing additional tasks as assigned by the CAEE department chair.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
North Carolina A & T State University is a public land grant high research activity institution that is committed to dedicated teaching and learning, scholarly and creative research, and effective engagement and public service. The University enrolls over 13,300 students.

The College of Engineering, with over 2,300 students, has EAC ABET-accredited undergraduate programs in Architectural, Bio-, Biological, Civil, Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering, as well as a CAC ABET-accredited program in Computer Science. On the Graduate level, the College has 8 Masters of Science Degree programs and 5 Doctoral programs. The 5 research cluster areas of the College of Engineering (COE) are Autonomous Systems, Cybersecurity and Resilience, Energy and Sustainability, Healthcare Applications, and Complex Systems and Networks. The College welcomes team members who thrive in an environment that embraces diversity and inclusion within the student body, faculty, and staff. Additional information about the College and the University can be found at

The Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) Department is one of 7 departments in the College of Engineering. The department offers a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering and architectural engineering and a master’s degree in civil engineering. CAEE Faculty actively engage in research and supervise, mentor, and graduate doctoral students via one of the 5 doctoral programs of the College. For more information about the CAEE Department see:
Work Hours 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., Monday - Friday, (some weekend and evening work may be required)
Key Responsibilities and Related Competencies


Required Competency Knowledge
Provides operations management and technical-scientific knowledge-driven planning and direction of multiple educational and research laboratories in architectural and civil engineering.
Required Competency Planning and Organizing Work
  • Plans work operations and priorities daily and weekly to meet educational and research objectives.
  • Sets short-range deadlines.
  • Operates within assigned budget.
  • Identifies potential cost savings.
Required Competency Laboratory Management
  • Provides laboratory management in architectural and civil engineering research operations and educational laboratory management.
  • Manages lab resources.
  • Establishes priorities for use of resources including space or equipment.
  • Establishes and modifies quality assurance for unit.
  • Ensures compliance with procedures and work standards and recommends changes.
  • Provides instruction and training to others.
  • Support of College Facility relevant activities in collaboration with the COE Facility Management staff.
Position Information


Working Title Research Operations Mgr
Competency Level Contributing
Position Number 002208
Hiring Range $43,082 - $46,831
FLSA Non-Exempt
Position Type Staff
Appointment Type Permanent - Full-time
FTE 40 hours/week, 12 months
If Time Limited, Appointment Length  
Organizational Division College of Engineering
Organizational Location College of Engineering
Organizational Unit College of Engineering
Posting Detail Information


Posting Number SHRA1893
Open Date 05/05/2022
Close Date 06/24/2022
Special Instructions to Applicant
You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with your application during the process of applying to the job posting. Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. North Carolina A&T State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. North Carolina A&T State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. No one who applies or seeks employment will be denied admission to or employment at North Carolina A&T State University on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or sexual orientation and sexual identity.

Employee Benefits include the following and more available to permanent employees;
    • Accrued Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Community Service Leave
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC – Health Benefits
    • NCFlex – Vision, Dental, Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance and more
    • 11-12 Paid Holidays
    • Teachers and State Employees Retirement System (TSERS)
    • Optional Supplemental Plans – 401k, 403b, 457b and 457
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Campus Recreation Center Discount
    • University Bookstore Discount and more.


Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please describe your experience as a manager and your management style.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. How many years of progressive experience do you possess in research laboratory operations?
    • None
    • 1 - 2 years
    • 2 - 3 years
    • 3 - 4 years
    • 4 years or more
  3. Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying.
    • NCA&T Website
    • UNC System Job Board
    • NCA&T Employee
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • Other_____________

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Bachelor's Degree - Copy of transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)
  3. Master's Degree - Copy of transcripts

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