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Animal Facility Manager
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Aug. 23, 2021
Title Animal Facility Manager
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Animal Facilities
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Agriculture/Animal Care

Position Summary
The Division of Comparative Medicine and Laboratory Animal Facilities (CMLAF) at the State University of New York at Buffalo is seeking applicants for the position of Animal Facility Manager. CMLAF supports multi-disciplinary biomedical research in ~150,000 sf of AAALAC accredited facilities, at 7 locations, on three campuses, and houses a wide variety of species both large/farm animal and small. The program includes Barrier/SPF rodent units as well as both ABSL-2 and 3 facilities. The Animal Facility Manager will report to the Director and supervise 20 animal care staff and a building tradesman. The CMLAF is supported by three Veterinarians, and 5 veterinary technicians.

The Animal Facility Manager will be responsible for overseeing the operation, husbandry, sanitation, and building/equipment maintenance for the entire facility. Duties will include:

Development and implementation of policies, provision of training, record development and maintenance
Organization of work schedules, coordination of repairs/renovations, and assurance of compliance with all regulatory agencies.
The qualified candidate will have a thorough knowledge of all regulations (USDA-AWA, The Guide, PHS, OSHA, CDC, Medical Waste Tracking Act etc), bio-containment and barrier practices, rodent breeding programs, and sanitation practices.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in animal or biological science.
Current AALAS CMAR certification or willingness to complete CMAR post hire.
AALAS (CALAS) certification at LATG level.
Minimum of 3 years of lab animal experience in a supervisory/management role.
Excellent interpersonal skills, good oral and written communication skills, proficiency in computer programs (WORD, Powerpoint, email),
Experience with animal facility management software.
Ability to drive to outlying locations, and ability to respond to after-hour emergency calls.
Strong organizational skills, a team focused approach, and strong customer service skills are a must.
Preferred Qualifications
Advanced degrees in veterinary science (AHT) are desirable.

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