Research Operations Manager

University of North Carolina at Charlotte   Charlotte, NC   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on September 14, 2022
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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking applications for a Research Operations Manager for the College of Engineering. This is a full-time, permanent staff position.


Purpose of the Position: The primary role of this position is to manage and supervise all activities necessary to operate one or more research and instructional work settings such as a laboratory, shop, clinic, field and/or classroom

Salary: $56,696 - $62,500

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

Essential Job Duties:  Work requires knowledge of research laboratory operation, instructional concepts, practices and procedures, laboratory operations, regulatory requirements, and planning / budgeting.
The range of duties includes, but is not limited to:

  • Support research / instructional laboratory and shop operations by managing equipment used by faculty in the mechanical engineering department for their research / instruction laboratory demonstrations.
  • Facility planning and maintenance.
  • Inventory control, purchasing and of laboratory equipment.
  • Fiscal and administrative services
  • Monitoring environmental risks and safety.
  • Maintaining environmental safety and regulatory compliance with the university including EH&S compliance.
  • Operation any and all research equipment and machines designed or procured.
  • Advise student competition teams by teaching proper design and manufacturing techniques using software, and current industry methods.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates with a four-year college degree in the area engineering/technology/applied physical sciences will be preferred.
  • Familiar with automotive electrical diagnostics, batteries and equipment.
  • Experience organizing and maintaining all safety/environmental safety and health records for labs, including MSDS, chemical inventory, JSA’s, training records, and EH&S documents of safe practices.
  • Abilities in NC programming, Tig welding, any and all tools and equipment necessary to hand fabricate steel metal.
  • Familiarity with a variety of the research fields concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.


Salary and benefits are competitive; interested individuals should apply online at Search for SHRA job #001824. Applicants are subject to background checks.


The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.