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Facilities Manager, Biology - University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada at Reno
Reno, Nevada (US)

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The Department of Biology within the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks applications for a Facilities Manager. This position supports the Department supervising and directing the use of the Department’s assigned and shared space and equipment used in those spaces. This position will manage Department of Biology facilities by monitoring daily operations to ensure satisfactory functioning, resolve emerging problems with utilities/scientific equipment and act as a departmental representative working with other University organizations. The Facilities Manager will negotiate, establish and maintain contracts and agreements with vendors for service and repair of departmental equipment. The Facilities Manager will also act as a departmental point of contact for inquiries regarding facilities assignments, renovations, utilization and scheduling. This position will also coordinate with UNR Environmental Health and Safety Department (EH&S) to ensure user compliance with policies and laws regarding use, storage and disposal of regulated substances.

The Department of Biology annually expends over several million dollars in extramural research funds from activities that are dependent upon the physical facilities and programmatic support overseen by the Facilities Manager. Facilities used for these purposes are spread over 6 buildings. There are nearly 300 rooms used for research, instructional labs, offices, research support, and meetings. Total area of these spaces is more than 70,000 square feet.

Schedule: The typical work schedule is weekdays 8am to 5pm. Emergent issues may occasionally require evening or weekend work. 

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years of related work experience OR Master’s Degree and one (1) year of related work experience.

Related Experience: Research or instructional lab

Preferred Qualifications: familiarity with laboratory operations policies and procedures, construction project administration and management, knowledge of building systems operations (HVAC, electrical, plumbing, etc.)

Department Information: With nearly 1,200 Biology and Neuroscience undergraduate majors, 50 faculty and 15 to 20 postdoctoral scholars, the Department of Biology is one of the premier teaching and research units on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Our faculty, post-docs and graduate students conduct internationally recognized research in a wide range of sub-disciplines and specialties. Please find more information here:

The Department of Biology is housed within the College of Science. The College of Science unites disciplines in the pure, applied, social, mathematical, and natural sciences around the central tenets of the scientific method and logic to provide students with outstanding educational and research experiences. When science is the guiding force, anything is possible. Please find more information here:

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EEO/AA. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


University of Nevada, Reno


Reno, NV

University of Nevada, Reno is a major teaching, research and land-grant university enrolling over 17,000 students from 49 states and over 70 countries. Our faculty lead comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and doctoral academic programs, and many have attained national and international stature in such areas as:

-Psychology                         -Environmental Literature

-Hydrology                          -Physiology and Cell Biology

-International Business          -Civil, Mechanical, Mining Engineering

-Economics                          -Judicial Studies

-Medicine                            -Gaming Management

-Speech Pathology                -Anthropology

With research that defines their fields, University of Nevada faculty last year had more than $80 million in research expenditures, continuing the position of the University as the leading research enterprise in Nevada's higher-education system. The acclaimed cultural and arts programs provide opportunities for students, faculty and the public to engage in creative activity.

The educational experience at University of Nevada is augmented by a competitive athletic program, year-round community activities and a strong student association. A new campus center has emerged by the addition of two major buildings - a new student union and a state-of-the-art Knowledge Center (library). The University of Nevada has also expanded with new teaching and research facilities such as the Davidson Math and Science Center and the Center for Molecular Medicine.

The University of Nevada, Reno campus extends across 255 acres conveniently situated in Reno and just 30 miles from Lake Tahoe. Our playground provides an average of 300 days a year of sunshine, 20 world-class ski resorts, 40 golf courses and an abundance of outdoor activities. Fishing, sailing, swimming, hiking, biking, kayaking, camping and horseback riding activities are all exceptional and a half-hour away in the Sierra Nevada Mountains or surrounding desert lakes.

Nevadans work hard to make you feel at home. With a population of close to 400,000, Reno offers a favorable quality of life that has been recognized by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. There are life-enriching opportunities for University employees and their families in every dimension.

Nevada ranks fourth in the nation for its business-friendly climate according to the 2011 State Business Tax Climate Index. This is in a state that has no income tax, comparatively low property tax and excellent faculty tuition benefits for university employees and their dependents. Access to policy-making and influential leaders is high and ability to get attention on issues affecting local and national health, energy and security is exceptional.

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