DLAR Facility Manager

Stony Brook, NY
Oct 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

DLAR Facility Manager-1701887

Required Qualifications: (As Evidenced by an Attached Resume)

A Bachelor’s degree in animal science, biological science or a related discipline. American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification. Excellent communication skills are also required. A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in an animal research facility. Experience must include familiarity with caring for the major laboratory animal species, supervising care staff (preferably unionized), and understanding of the basic workings of a laboratory animal facility.

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional years of experience working in an animal research facility.

Brief Description of Duties:

The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) Facility Manger will supervise the husbandry section and manage the husbandry aspects of the Animal Care Program to assure compliance with the Animal Welfare Act, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) Policy and Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) standards at all sites. Responsibilities include:

  • Direct supervision of the animal care supervisors and the animal care technicians
  • Oversee and assure proper on-the-job training for husbandry supervisors
  • Oversee and assure staff compliance with all DLAR husbandry Standards Operating Procedures and Policies;
  • Work with investigators, post doctoral fellows, graduate students and students technicians and resolve outstanding issues relating to the housing and care of laboratory animals.
  • Provide supervision of the Husbandry Section when the Supervisors are ill or on vacation.
  • Act as the department liaison for Safety Issues including personnel, animal, chemical, biohazard, and waste disposal concerns. Provide representation for DLAR on building or campus committees concerning any of the above issues.
  • Perform product ordering of all animal and facility related supplies required for daily functioning of DLAR. Enter orders into LAMBs/iLab and maintain hardcopy files. Product needs to be determined by chemical and hard good stock monitoring, in conjunction with the Director or their designee.
  • Departmental Occupational Medicine Program. Monitor compliance with program guidelines and assure that all annual physicals are completed and documentation is in place.
  • Environmental Monitoring:
  • Quarterly bacteriological monitoring of sanitation. Perform/maintain appropriate documentation of all programs.
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) Liaison – Under direction, function as the departmental DLAR contact with the Office of Research Compliance (IACUC office) and perform the following:
  • Log in all newly approved IACUC protocols, amendments and revisions into the LAMBS database.
  • Maintain hard copy files of all current and archived IACUC protocols.
  • Research all investigator inquiries regarding IACUC protocol status and contact the IACUC office personnel for additional information.
  • Attend monthly IACUC meetings and contribute to any discussion regarding protocol review concerns with DLAR facility use or potential animal husbandry, welfare or biosafety issues.
  • Business Office Support – Using the LAMBS system:
  • Determine monthly animal census for 150+ investigators and billing accordingly. Audit census sheets for accuracy. Research discrepancies and correct deficiencies.
  • Order all husbandry related supplies. Maintain Outstanding Supplies sheets on a daily basis, research and rectify goods received damaged or in error.
  • Utilizing the LAMBS/iLab system, accurately bill research investigators for the housing of their laboratory animals; assure that census sheets are accurate; rectify any census sheet abnormalities or discrepancies. Assure that all husbandry-related supplies are ordered. Assure that all husbandry orders placed are received and accounted for.
  • Serve as backup for the DLAR Business Manager entering daily bookkeeping records into the LAMBS system, monthly billing of investigators and payment of vendors. Perform these functions as needed to cover for vacations or emergency absences.
  • Assist in the preparation of Program descriptions required by AAALAC prior to site visits, and in documentation for site inspections from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and NY State Public Health.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.

Special Notes: This is a full time position. provisions of the FLSA. This is a full time position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

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About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

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Official Job Title: Instructional Support Specialist
Job Field: Laboratory
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Division of Laboratory Animal Resources-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 7:00am - 3:30pmDivision of Laboratory Animal Resources-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: Oct 3, 2017
Posting End Date: Nov 2, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: $75,000-$90,000 / Annual @ 1.0 FTE CWE
Salary Grade: SL4


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