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Assistant Director of Chemistry Facilities and Operations

Company: Stony Brook Medicine
Location: Stony Brook
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Required Qualifications: (as evidenced by an attached resume)
Master's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Five (5) years of full-time experience in a research laboratory setting. Demonstrated strong communication and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to act rapidly and independently during emergencies.

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD Degree (or foreign equivalent) in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. Five (5) years of full-time varied, practical experience in facility management and/or project management in an academic Chemistry laboratory setting, including one year of full-time supervisory experience. Familiarity with HVAC/Exhaust systems.

Brief Description of Duties:
The Chemistry Department serves a vital role in the research and teaching mission of Stony Brook University. The Assistant Director of Chemistry Facilities and Operations will provide skilled, specialized assistance to Faculty, Staff and Students in support of development of excellence in research and teaching efforts within the Department. The Assistant Director of Chemistry Facilities and Operations will supervise technical staff, manage departmental facilities and instrumentation, oversee laboratory safety, and interface with other business units on campus in support of the ever-changing direction of research and teaching goals.


  • Facility Management: Participate in the Space Committee, providing space assignment data and suggestions for needed policy changes. Implement policies for building safety. Represent the Department's interests at SUCF, CPDC, COM, EH&S and IT (as appropriate) meetings and coordinate with them and the building occupants for preventive maintenance and repair of the Chemistry Building.
  • Oversee departmental research support instrumentation and shop facilities, assuring that departmental goals and commitments are met.
  • Personnel Management: Supervise a diverse group of 4-5 technical, scientific, administrative and work-study personnel: prioritize job activities, assess personnel utilization on short and long term basis, provide justifications for new positions, reclassifications or hiring freeze exceptions. Monitor overall staff performance. Take corrective measures or reassign as appropriate. Prepare search plans that meet OEA requirements.
  • Compliance Coordinator: Act as the coordinator for all federal, state and university code compliance issues including EPA, OSHA, DEC and OFPC. Serve as departmental Fire Safety Warden Coordinator. Rectify safety code violations. Advise faculty, staff and students on compliance issues. Participate in the Safety Committee which oversees departmental safety program.
  • Fiscal Management: Develop and manage budgets for shops and departmental research support facilities, ensuring that departmental goals and commitments are met. Develop and manage revenue streams for support of shops and departmental facilities. Prepare and submit rate revisions and semi-annual reports to accounting.
  • Prepare documents for special projects, such as space surveys and national surveys. Provide technical support for special projects and research proposals.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental 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.

    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 may be required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are canceled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.

    In response to the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation requiring Hospital and Nursing Home personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, candidates selected for patient care positions or positions that may come in contact with patients or patient care employees, if not already vaccinated, must be fully vaccinated or obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the DOH vaccine protocol. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later. The regulation also allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.

    Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.

    Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

    If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call the university Office of Equity and Access (OEA) at (631) 632-6280 or visit OEA.

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