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Core Facility Manager

Apply now Job no: 493428
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Laboratory Support, Other, Research


College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Molecular Characterization & Analysis Complex (MCAC)

The MCAC, a core facility in the College of Natural & Mathematical Sciences, is dedicated to developing cutting edge analytical techniques in order to solve modern problems while providing a stimulating learning environment and exposure to research for both undergraduate and graduate students. Open to universities and all other facilities in need of analytical techniques, the lab strives to be an environment of peer mentoring, professional team building, and a place to develop critical thinking skills by fusing academic research with both teaching and industry.


The Core Facility Manager is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the MCAC.  Specific duties include: 

  • Leading and working alongside a team of research assistants and student staff to prepare samples and perform laboratory work, including creating dilutions and calibration curves, instrument method development, running analyses on equipment, interpreting results and writing reports  
  • Performing quality control and preventative maintenance on facility equipment, including troubleshooting and performing simple instrument repairs and working with service engineers to diagnose and fix more complex issues
  • Supervising and mentoring two staff members, including performance management and professional development
  • Reviewing and approving monthly billing for facility customers
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or a field of study related to the research of the laboratory; a minimum of three years of supervisory experience; and strong written and verbal communication skills. 

Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and Biology or Chemistry experience, such as a Bachelor's Degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to research in a laboratory, or a Bachelor's Degree in an unrelated field with at least three years of laboratory experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Master's Degree in a related field
  • Minimum of five years experience with two or more types of analytical instrumentation, including NMR, spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, thermal, proteomics or chromatography
  • Previous experience managing or working in a core facility at a university
  • Strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills and a commitment to superior customer service
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to identify ways to continue and expand the services of the facility
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration submit application materials by October 29, 2021 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).  
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
COVID-19 Vaccination 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 UMBC, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMBC, you will be required to comply with the University‚Äôs vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required at the start of employment. Further information is available at:

UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities.  Contingent II positions may include some benefits

Please note the Type and FLSA Status above to determine the benefits offered for this position. 

 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

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Applications close: Open Until Filled

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