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Manager, Emergency Response Lab

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please attach 1) Cover letter 2) Resume 3) Contact information for three professional references

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Manager, Emergency Response Lab
Department NV State Public Health Lab
Department Web Address
Full Time Equivalent


Position Type Administrative Faculty
Comp Grade C
Tenure Track Non Tenure Track
Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for an Emergency Response Laboratory Manager who is responsible for the preparation and analysis of clinical and/or environmental samples submitted for analysis for agents of chemical or biological terrorism as well as emergent infectious diseases. The Manager will provide seminars, training sessions, presentations and/or workshops to public health partners, first responders, educational entities and special interest groups. The Manager is also responsible for the coordination of departmental functions, identification, preparation and submission of environmental, public health emergency preparedness and biomonitoring related grants to enhance work performed at the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory. The Manager will be responsible for the completion and submission of grant required reports as assigned. Participation in a 24/7 On-Call rotation may be required.

The University of Nevada, Reno, the land-grant University and major research institution in the state, has a student body of approximately 21,000. The University is situated in Reno, a metropolitan area of 350,000, on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The city is conveniently located 38 miles from Lake Tahoe, a world-class skiing area with limitless summer and winter recreational opportunities. Sacramento and San Francisco are, respectively, two and four hour drives away.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Required Qualifications

PhD and one year of related work experience.

Relevant Experience:
• Complex Chemical/Biological Instrumentation Operations and Troubleshooting
• Supervisory experience
• Grant writing and administration
• Public Speaking and Training

Nevada Clinical Laboratory Scientist or General Supervisor Certificate; or ability to obtain such certification within 6 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

Microbiology, molecular biology and/or chemical testing/instrumentation experience; preferably using LRN methods.

Contact Information for this Position

Stephanie Van Hooser

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach
1) Cover letter
2) Resume
3) Contact information for three professional references

Job Open Date 09/06/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Search Number 72833
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your training/mentoring experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please describe your experience in emergency and contingency planning and/or public safety program development including implementation, evaluation, and management.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * This position requires experience operating and maintaining laboratory instrumentation, such as LC MS/MS, GC/MS and/or ICP/MS. Do you have this experience? If so, please describe your experience in detail.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Have you worked with LRN methods either related to BT or CT before? If so, please explain the methods you have performed.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * This position may require working after hours to respond to a public health emergency and/or a flexible work-week when participating in the weekend rotation schedule. May also require on-call duties. Can you meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * How did you initially learn about this recruitment/job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education.
    • Other online resource. Specify URL below.
    • Newspaper or Professional/Trade Journal. Specify title below.
    • Association or Listserv. Specify below.
    • Personal Contact. Specify person and affiliation below.
    • LinkedIn
    • Craig's List
    • CareerBuilder
  7. If applicable, give more details on specific resource(s) indicated above.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  2. Reference Contact Information
  3. Resume/CV
Optional Documents