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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Mgr,Lab Research
Position Classification Code: R3024
Job Family: Instruct/Research/Pub Srvc
Pay Level: 09
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Manages and leads the integrated support activities for a scientific research laboratory or program devoted to the execution of a range of related, specialized, and innovative research initiatives of significant scientific stature. Coordinates collaborative research projects; develops research concepts and protocols; guides, leads and/or oversees the work of research staff; and establishes and manages research technology and facilities; developa and administers program budgets and funding.
Standard Duties:
Leads, coordinates and establishes a range of collaborative laboratory and/or field research projects involving other university departments and external research entities. Designs and implements new research concepts, protocols, and procedures within field of professional specialty, applying diversified knowledge of relevant scientific principles, practices, and methods.Develops and administers program budgets and funding, and oversees the day-to-day administration of the unit.Maintains current knowledge of technological developments and trends in area of specialty; identifies current and future technology needs, and introduces and establishes innovative technology to directly support on-going research activities. Collects, analyzes, and interprets data; prepares statistical and narrative reports and/or graphs, as appropriate to the specific position; prepares manuscripts for publication; presents research results to scientific conferences and other groups. Provides supervision, and leadership to technical staff engaged in the execution of research protocol and in the operation of scientific research equipment and technology. Provides technical expertise, consultation, and leadership to scientific professionals and collaborators within area of specialty. Prepares grant proposals and manages contracts and grants for various projects. Participates in the department's financial planning; coordinates the preparation of operating budgets and projections, and monitors and controls expenditures against budget. Oversees and coordinates the setup, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the program's equipment, instrumentation, and facilities; ensures compliance with environmental, safety, and infection control regulations and standards. Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge and understanding of principles, procedures, regulations, and standards applicable to the job. Understanding of the University's mission, vision and goals.
short- and long-term planning; problem analysis and resolution; report preparation and presentation; interpersonal and organizational communication, both oral and written.
develop and maintain effective working relationships; maintain accurate and orderly records; use independent judgment and initiative; organize and direct activities.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Five (5) years of professional experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-