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Marine Science Center Manager

Campus Description: 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. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities. Stony Brook Medicine is Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL or with Medical School departments.

Budget Title: Instructional Support Specialist

Reference Number: WC-S-7846-13-03-S

Department: School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS)

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Grade: SL-4

State Line#: 30763

Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC*



Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree. Two years of experience working in a research laboratory facility. Basic knowledge of mechanical and building systems. Experience in a supervisory capacity. Must be physically able to lift items weighing at least fifty pounds.

Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree or PhD in Marine Science or related field. Two or more years of experience working in a marine or related science laboratory facility. Two or more years directly related professional experience to include facility management and administration. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating the following: experience working with freshwater or seawater systems; knowledge and experience regarding lab safety inspections and regulation compliance; knowledge and experience with protocols for animal care; knowledge and experience with procurement processes.

Brief Description of Duties: The Marine Science Center Manager will have overall responsibility for the management and operation of the Southampton Marine Science Center facilities and multi-purpose laboratories in the Center. The position will serve SoMAS education, research, and outreach programs in the Center and activities at Southampton. The Manager will report to the Director of Southampton SoMAS Academic Programs and will oversee and monitor graduate, undergraduate, faculty and staff activities within the facility, and will co-supervise a part-time staff member who assists with wet-lab management. Facilities include: A new $8M marine laboratory that contains a large flowing, temperature controlled seawater laboratory, three teaching classrooms/laboratories, several research laboratories, and a water quality laboratory.

Overall Facility Administration:

* Ensure the safe and effective operation of the facility; coordinate with university administrative and facilities services for maintenance, repairs and upkeep; oversee reparations and new construction; purchase, install, and maintain the facility equipment.

* Oversee all personnel utilizing the Marine Science Center including staff and students.

* Ensure regulation compliance (including AAALAC and IACUC animal welfare guidelines and other permits).

* Serve as a designated lab safety officer for the facility and oversee and perform safety inspections for all laboratories. Facilitate the removal of hazardous waste with appropriate University departments.

* Identify vendors and procure supplies for Marine Sciences Center laboratories and classrooms.

* Arrange for routine maintenance and calibration of facility equipment including computing interfaced analytical instrumentation.

* Schedule use and train users in the proper use and application of equipment.

* Perform and/or schedule maintenance for the building and its support systems.

* Maintain inventory control.

* Manage the calendar for building use (i.e. classrooms, lab space, and conference rooms).

* Serve as the liaison between the Marine Science Center, SoMAS, the Southampton Campus, and the University.

* Respond to off-hour facility-related emergencies when needed.

Wet-lab Management:

* Supervise graduate and undergraduate students and wet-lab staff in the performance of wet-lab activities.

* Provide day-to-day on-site wet-lab management, including assisting researchers (faculty/staff/students) with seawater systems and animal preservation, and assigning space for current and future projects.

* Advise and assist faculty and students on their respective research projects. Provide research support, as needed and requested, to lab users.

* Perform duties of the IFR account director for seawater lab IFR service center, booking and invoicing for seawater table rentals.

* Design and maintain seawater systems and related equipment ensuring appropriate operating conditions.

Academic Programming:

* Prepare classrooms and lab facilities for academic instructional needs.

* Assist in developing new academic programs.

* In collaboration with SoMAS and other campus professionals, oversee the design and maintenance of posters, aquaria, electronic media, and other displays that communicate SoMAS Southampton research, educational programs, and local organisms/habitats which are demonstrated/located in the Center.

Community Outreach:

* Receive and interact with members of the public who visit the Marine Science Center. Conduct tours and programs for outside groups and special events, serving as naturalist when appropriate.

* Organize and sometimes lead special programs and activities for visiting academic institutions (students and instructors from primary schools, secondary schools, and other universities).

* Engage with local constituents (e.g. elected officials, NGOs, tribal representatives, and the neighboring community at large) and maintain excellent community relations.

* Represent SoMAS at public events as appropriate.

* Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and School mission.



Special Notes: This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Night and weekend work will be required. Occasional travel may be required to local meetings as needed. *This position is located at Stony Brook Southampton.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume to:

Paulette Gerber, HR Assistant

MSC Manager Search (7846)

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

145 Endeavour Hall

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000

Fax#: (631) 632-8915

Job Category: B) Administrative and Professional Positions (excluding teaching and patient/clinical care).

Posting Date: 03/31/2013

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 05/15/2013, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

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