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Life Sciences Complex Manager

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Life Sciences Complex Manager-1802715


Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):

Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent or higher). In lieu of a degree, four (4) years of directly related experience in a comparable environment such as project management, business management or construction management may be considered. Five (5) years of directly related and progressively responsible full-time experience working in a scientific research or technical facility. Previous experience conducting inspections, developing and implementing policies and procedures to safeguard equipment and/or experiments in progress. Experience interacting with individuals at various levels within an institution as well as the general public whenever necessary. Knowledge of health, safety, and environmental regulations and code compliance requirements.


Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent or higher) in Engineering, Operations Management, or other related field. Experience in a Research or University Hospital Environment. Work experience in an academic setting. Project management experience. Construction management experience. Work experience with Systems Controls, HVAC, Refrigeration, Security Systems, Electrical Systems, Mechanical Systems, Waterproofing, Plumbing, Carpentry and/or, Rigging and moving equipment.


Brief Description of Duties:

Manage the day to day facility operations of the Life Sciences Complex, working closely with all scientific and technical departments in relation to all regulatory and code compliance requirements; and coordination with University’s EH&S, Custodial, Operations, Design and Construction, Public Safety departments.


The technically sophisticated Life Sciences Complex (LSC) totals 509,839 square feet and includes the Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM), the Biology Learning Laboratories (BLL), the Life Sciences building (including the Greenhouse), the Bioengineering building and the Life Sciences Library (Laufer and IACS).


The successful incumbent will have excellent interpersonal skills, exercising strong organizational skills with an exceptional attention to detail. Essential for this role is the adeptness to work independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving.

  • Responsible for overseeing physical maintenance, rehabs, and correction of specific problems in the Life Sciences Complex and make recommendations on new or existing policies and procedures. This task includes responsibility for reporting all defects, failures and malfunctions in utility services and building mechanical systems. Conduct periodic inspections to uncover conditions that require corrective action. Implement procedures to safeguard equipment and experiments in progress and minimize loss of productivity.
  • Responsible for building and laboratory security and safety. Must maintain safety standards and ensure compliance with regulatory agencies and University policies and procedures and communicate information with building occupants. Conduct routine safety checks and provide assistance in emergency situations during routine and non-routine working hours. Ensure the responsible use and disposal of radioactive materials, hazardous materials and universal waste. Building liaison with campus fire marshals and Radiation safety committee. Responsible for notifying departments and maintaining fire evacuation procedures as part of the fire warden program. Control and document all security systems and procedures related to building access (electronic access and/or key controls).
  • Responsible for furnishings, equipment, supplies and utility services required for effective instructional and research programs. Responsible for technical support of programs (i.e. advising researchers as to capability of systems and equipment such as fume hood capacities, electrical power). Collaborate on design and installation of scientific instrumentation and computer systems. Work with the departments and Facilities and Services to coordinate furnishings, equipment and supplies, delivery and set-up in building.
  • Monitor overall performance of both in-house and externally contracted maintenance services. Work with Central Services to ensure recycling and promote and maintain the program.
  • Liaison to Department of Information Technology and Facilities and Services department for: space modification and alteration necessary to support changes in research/teaching programs; recommendations for facility improvements.
  • Supervise in-house fabrication of devices used in laboratories.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and department mission.
Special Notes: This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption. **Return after hours in response to emergencies.
Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
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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, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron Light Source, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and the New York Blue IBM BG/L+P supercomputer, owned by Stony Brook and managed by BNL. Stony Brook is a partner in managing the Laboratory for the Department of Energy, and is the largest institutional scientific user of BNL facilities. As such, many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged.


Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.


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Official Job Title: Associate Facilities Program Coordinator
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Life Sciences-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 7:30am - 3:00pmLife Sciences-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: Sep 14, 2018
Posting End Date: Oct 14, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: $75,000-$88,000
Salary Grade: SL4

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Posted: 9/15/2018
Application Due: 10/15/2018
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