<p><br />This position provides professional research and technical support and facility coordination for the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. The position is the main contact of vendors, suppliers, manufacturers and other academic institutions on behalf of the department and faculty. This person applies subject matter knowledge, including research technologies, to ensure operational effectiveness. Problem resolution necessitates considerable resourcefulness in order to find solutions to research, facilities and equipment issues within budgetary constraints. Decisions are guided by policies, procedures and business plan. This position will receive guidance and oversight from manager.</p><p><br />Position will primarily be located in the Biomedical Discovery District but will also have touch down space in the department’s administrative office. </p><p>The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:<br />· Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave<br />· Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans<br />· Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts<br />· Excellent retirement plans with employer match<br />· Disability and employer paid life insurance<br />· Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums<br />· Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition<br />· Student loan forgiveness opportunity<br />· Opportunities for growth and promotion<br />· Employee Assistance Program<br />For more information regarding benefits: https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2018_tcd-cslr-75100-ben-0105-7.pdf<br /><br />Research Support (30%)<br />• This position supports the overall success of multiple research programs in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. <br />• Oversee program activities within the guidelines of the ethical conduct of clinical trials and compliance with GCPs, federal regulations, and University and Clinical Partner policies and procedures.<br />• Develop and implement comprehensive timelines, project plans, and identify resources to manage and meet grant deadlines. Understand design goals and design strategies for meeting goals.<br />• Assist faculty with IRB and IACUC applications and follow up as appropriate.<br />• Be a resource to faculty on outside consulting policies, conflict of interest parameters and tech transfer. <br /><br />Administrative Support (20%)<br />• Help faculty stay on top of administrative tasks including employee reimbursements, meeting coordination, etc.<br />• Provide administrative support to the department’s Molecular Pathology and Genomics Division to include attending and documenting executive committee meetings, work with executive assistant to schedule quarterly lunch meetings, work with administrative assistant on symposium planning.<br />• Provide administrative support for the department’s Innovation Initiatives Award program to include initiating call for proposals from faculty, routing proposals for review and approval and monitoring progress of ongoing research projects. <br /><br />Facilities Management and Coordination (30%)<br />• Responsible for providing space information reports such as usage summaries, space assigned to specific investigators, available space for new faculty members created by assembling data from USpace, the Data Warehouse, and AHC reports.<br />• Respond to requests from AHC Facilities and Capital Planning by providing additional information on space assignments above the information recorded in USpace.<br />• Provide space, occupancy, and investigator funding information to Sponsored Projects Administration for use in Facilities and Administrative (indirect) cost negotiations with government agencies (DHHS, NIH) – in 2018 that included using the specialized Maximus WebSpace application.<br />• Be the department contact for Facilities Management and AHC Facilities for facilities incident response involving LMP space which can include off-hours emergency response.<br />• Consult with design professionals, architects, engineers and other professionals to develop plans for space alterations and updates, facilities changes required for new space acquisition, specialized equipment installation, and disaster recovery operations / damage repair following incidents such as flooding due sprinkler pipe failure. Make decisions on implementation of plans.<br />• Coordinate and schedule work by trades and vendors such as painting, replacing carpet, installing office systems furniture.<br />• Assess and arrange for facilities repairs of varying magnitudes.<br />• Department Access Coordinator – maintain information on keys and lock codes, order keys, place requests to Department of Public Safety Access Services for card key access for department members.<br />• Arrange for installation of network wiring, activation of network drops, installation and moves of telephones. Recommend locations for wiring<br />• Advise new lab staff in start-up laboratories on how to purchase lab supplies, refer them to commonly used vendors<br />• Trouble shoot issues with lab space or equipment for faculty<br />• Coordinate moves of labs, offices, materials between University Buildings, and to/from offsite locations<br />• Arrange/schedule movers from moving companies (i.e. Bester Brothers, All Furniture Inc.)<br />• Assess packing needs and obtain necessary packing supplies, equipment<br />• Advise involved personnel on how to pack and prepare items for move of labs or offices<br />• Supervise movers on move day; give direction on routes, handling of materials, positioning of materials at destination<br />• Request and schedule moves of required services (phone, network), computers and specialized equipment with OIT, AHC Information Services and/or outside vendors<br /><br />Equipment management (20%)<br />• Prepare cost analysis of startup packages for review by department head and department administrative director. <br />• Contact new research faculty prior to start date to review scientific equipment needs<br />• Recommend models of equipment and suppliers to new faculty based on University contracts, vendors, and cost.<br />• Obtain quotations from vendors for required lab and medical equipment requested by new faculty.<br />• Prepare requisitions for start-up equipment and supplies for new faculty<br />• Coordinate delivery, setup, and training sessions on new equipment with the new faculty member, staff and vendor representative.<br />• Review quarterly AHC-IS computer contracts for the department and update as needed.<br />• Develop replacement schedule for departmental computers, recommend computer replacements during budget preparation.<br />• Keep a current inventory of all microscopes, digital cameras and software used on our clinical services by faculty and trainees. Develop replacement schedule and recommend replacements during budget preparation.<br />• Troubleshoot performance issues on equipment and use resources to resolve.<br />• Recommend and oversee purchase of major equipment / assets including draft specifications for Request for Bid and Request for Proposal documents; prepare requisitions, lead team to evaluate bid and RFP responses, coordinate purchase process with purchasing buyers<br /><br />Incumbent will report to the Laboratory Medicine and Pathology’s Administrative Director.</p><p>The University of Minnesota offers a <strong>comprehensive benefits package</strong> including:</p><ul><li>Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave</li><li>Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans</li><li>Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts</li><li>Excellent retirement plans with employer match</li><li>Disability and employer paid life insurance</li><li>Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums</li><li>Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition</li><li>Student loan forgiveness opportunity</li><li>Opportunities for growth and promotion</li><li>Employee Assistance Program</li></ul><p>For more information regarding benefits: https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2018_tcd-cslr-75100-ben-0105-7.pdf</p>
<p><strong>All required qualifications must be documented on application materials. </strong></p><p>Required: <br />• Requires BA/BS with at least 4 years of experience or advance degree with 2 years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal eight years<br />• Familiarity with research terminology and basic research laboratory techniques<br />• Demonstrated/documented exceptional attention to detail<br />• Experience providing technical assistance to a variety of end users<br />• Demonstrated/documented excellent written and oral communication skills and professional business communication style<br />• A work history demonstrating the ability to work independently and take initiative</p><p>Preferred:<br />• Previous work experience at the University of Minnesota, specifically in laboratory environments<br />• Project management experience<br />• Experience with EFS<br />• Proven ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot independently<br />• Ability to adapt to changing situations, priorities, and deadlines<br />• Ability to follow established protocols, work plans, and timelines, and meet deadlines<br />• Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and work constructively with others to resolve problems and concerns</p>
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