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Lab Manager

East Carolina University

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Institution Type
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Job Details

Job Title:

Lab Manager

Position Number :


Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH Chemistry

Department Homepage :

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Lab Manager

Working Title :

Lab Manager

Number of Vacancies :


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Part Time

Anticipated Recruitment Range. Salary offered may be outside of this range as impacted by budget, UNC salary administration, and/or candidate qualifications.:


Position Location (City) :


Position Type:


Job Category :

Non-Faculty Instructional & Research

Primary Function of Organizational Unit :

The Department of Chemistry currently has 26 full-time faculty members with interests that span the traditional fields of chemistry (analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical) with numerous cross-cutting collaborations with faculty from the Departments of Biology, Physics, Psychology, and the Brody School of Medicine. We are a student-centered department that offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Chemistry), two Bachelor of Science degrees (B.S. Chemistry and B.S. Biochemistry (Chemistry Concentration)), a Masters of Science degree, and a Doctoral Program (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Biology, Biomedicine, and Chemistry). The Department of Chemistry has about 200 majors currently. The department has a strong history of high-quality teaching and mentoring, recognized with numerous teaching awards, and a strong profile in professional development, workforce development and best educational practices.

Greenville is a vibrant, growing, and diverse community that offers a college-town atmosphere, a temperate climate, and outstanding cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities along with an affordable cost of living (

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all, the Department actively encourages members from all groups underrepresented in higher education to submit applications. In addition to the above mentioned ADI and CUREs, the department has multiple initiatives shown to improve access and student success for our diverse student body. The department utilizes Undergraduate Learning Assistants and Undergraduate Teaching Assistants, shown to improve access, attitudes towards science, presentation skills and content knowledge.

Job Duties :

The Department of Chemistry at East Carolina University seeks applications to fill a position as a Lab Manager beginning on August 16, 2024. This temporary Exempt Professional Staff (non-faculty) position is for the 2024 Fall semester, with the possibility of subsequent appointments.

The Lab Manager duties are related to General and Organic Chemistry laboratory safety and operations to be carried out throughout the appointment. These duties include managing student workers in the preparation and setup of the labs, identifying and procuring equipment and chemical supplies, and monitoring instrumentation being used in the General and Organic Chemistry courses. The Lab Manager will also teach one section in the general chemistry and/or organic chemistry lab sequences as appropriate.

The successful applicant will be someone who is collaborative and enjoys working in partnership with faculty, staff, and teaching assistants to deliver a high-quality educational experience to ECU students; safety-minded by ensuring all environmental health and laboratory regulations are carefully followed; conscientious by conserving chemicals and reagents to maximize budgetary resources; and a dedicated leader, providing mentorship and encouragement to all emerging scientists.

Contingent upon the availability of funds.

Minimum Education/Experience :

Minimum qualifications include a MS in Chemistry or closely related field from an appropriately accredited institution.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

Preferred qualifications for the position include: (a) a Ph.D. in Chemistry or closely related field, (b) experience in management of General Chemistry or Organic Chemistry laboratories, and © experience in teaching and mentoring.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

To apply, go to and complete a candidate profile and submit a detailed cover letter of interest, a current CV, and a statement of teaching experience and philosophy. In addition, provide contact information (names, address/affiliation, and email) for three references. Official transcript and 2-3 official letters of reference are required at the time of employment.

For questions, please contact Dr. Andrew Morehead, RE: Lab Manager Position, at or (252) 328-9702.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.:


Initial Screening Begins :


Rank Level:

Not Applicable

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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