Salary Grade/Minimum Salary:
The Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology & Plant Pathology is a comprehensive department with an academic, research and service mission. The Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the College of Agriculture and Life Science, and currently advises approximately 330 undergraduates and 60 graduate students.
Area of Specialization:
Research Facilities Manager & Grant Specialist
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful applicant will have lead responsibility for managing buildings, facilities, spaces and equipment assigned to the department, and will serve as a Building Operator for Dorman Hall and the Lyle Entomology Complex, which includes weekend, holiday and after-hours emergency response for these buildings. Additional responsibilities within the Facilities Manager role include, but are not limited to, facilitating design and renovation work, handling work orders for building repairs and maintenance, allocation of storage, research and office space to faculty, staff and students in the department, and coordination of building and laboratory safety functions, such as Hazardous Waste and Chemical Laboratory Safety training, and annual building and laboratory safety reviews.
In addition, the successful applicant will support faculty, staff and students with research and teaching grant pre-award activities, including budget development, review and approval of internal university budgeting forms (Internal Approval Sheets and Cost-Share), training department personnel in use of the Cayuse online grant submission system as well as the communications portal maintained by the Office of Sponsored Programs, and interfacing with appropriate support staff in the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES) offices in support of grant awards. Additional responsibilities include working with the International Office on Official Visitor Agreements to facilitate visiting scientists and other activities as directed by the department head.
Bachelor's degree in a related field
Bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline and prior experience in grant proposal preparation
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have knowledge of grant writing, strong management and organizational skills, be a team player, a self starter, taking the initiative as needed.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Occasional and/or light lifting required. Limited exposure to elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., but none to the point of being disagreeable. May involve minor safety hazards where likely result would be cuts, bruises, etc.
This position requires the ability to divide time between an office setting, and moving from building to building to accomplish day to day tasks. Job occasionally requires sitting, reaching, climbing or balancing, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting up to 40 pounds.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
Instructions for Applying:
Complete the professional application and submitting a cover letter, resume, three references, and current dated unofficial transcript. An official transcript will be required if selected for an interview. Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts must be redacted prior to submitting online.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.