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Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,484 full-time undergraduates and 5,250 graduate and professional students.  Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 888 full-time and 1,281 FTE faculty, 2,711 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.4 billion, and an endowment in excess of $3.5 billion.


Job Description

The Building and Lab Operations Specialist will be a member of the Academic Building Operations Management Team, reporting to the Academic Building Operations Manager, under the Executive Director, Research Infrastructure & Operations, in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.  

Working together with other members of the Operations Management Team, this position will be primarily responsible for supporting faculty research and teaching laboratories in Higgins Hall and 245 Beacon Street.  Some support of general building and classroom operations may be required as well.  The main functions of the Building and Lab Operations Specialist will include Safety and Security, Maintenance, Renovation, and Equipment Support.  The Building and Lab Operations Specialist will assist the Academic Building Operations Manager in their roles as Building Safety Contact and Export Liaison. 

Safety functions will include matters of general building, laboratory (including bio-, radiation, chemical, and laser), classroom, and storage space safety, including emergency response.  Responsibilities regarding maintenance of the building’s general and research and teaching infrastructure include observation for building disrepair, processing and following up on work orders, and participation in renovation projects, personnel, and equipment installation, maintenance, and replacement. 

Collaboration with colleagues from different groups and departments will be required such as other staff in the Office of the Provost/VPR, academic department research, teaching, and administrative staff, Environmental Health & Safety, Facilities Management, Planning and Construction, Student Services, Space Management, Emergency Management.  

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $61,650 to $77,050; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline and experience with operations management (>2 years) is required.  This position requires knowledge of research lab operations, and lab equipment, and documented training in some aspects of lab safety is preferred. 

Night/Weekend presence on-site, in particular in response to emergencies, will be occasionally required.  Must be able to lift ~50 pounds.


Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Paid Holidays Annually
Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
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Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

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