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Knight Campus Senior Director of Core Facilities

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Oct 31, 2023

Knight Campus Senior Director of Core Facilities

Job no: 531941

Work type: Officer of Administration

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Administrative/Professional, Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades, Research/Scientific/Grants, Chemistry, Physics, Neuroscience, Engineering/Biomedical Engineering

Department: Knight Campus
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

August 4, 2023; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with your online application, please upload a cover letter and CV.

Department Summary

The Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is a billion-dollar initiative designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation, and beyond. The Knight Campus will reshape the higher education landscape in Oregon by training the next generations of scientists, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs, and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.

Position Summary

The Knight Campus Senior Director of Core Facilities is responsible for providing leadership and supervision for the campus' research core facilities, managing and supporting facility scientists and engineers, overseeing the operations of staffed and unstaffed core facilities, and developing robust business procedures for each core. The director will work closely with Knight Campus leadership and user groups to ensure that the facilities meet the needs of internal and external users, develop long-term business plans for sustaining Knight Campus Core Facilities, and build and sustain a strong internal and external user base. In addition, the Senior Director will work with UO facilities personnel on installation and infrastructure projects.

The Knight Campus Senior Director of Core Facilities is a full-time position that reports to the Associate Vice President for Research. The position offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree or PhD in a relevant field
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in research core facilities management
  • Experience in leadership, staff supervision, financial planning, and business development

    Professional Competencies

  • Strong knowledge of laboratory safety and regulations, as well as facility infrastructure, operations, and maintenance
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of stakeholders, including faculty, researchers, administrators, and external partners.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Proficiency with software and technology, including technical knowledge and hands-on ability in the operation of various tools associated with core facilities

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional experience managing or providing substantial technical leadership in a comparable research facility
  • Professional experience with installation and maintenance of major equipment
  • 10 years project management and/or finance skills, including experience in managing budgets
  • Professional experience in implementing and managing complicated safety regulations and protocols
  • Professional experience with financial and administrative policies, rules, and procedures

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

    To apply, visit


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