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Job ID: 175125

Director of Laboratory Animal Facilities
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Dec. 17, 2021
Title Director of Laboratory Animal Facilities
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
  • Professional Staff
  • Small/Lab Animal Medicine
    Veterinary Medicine - General

Position Summary
The University at Buffalo (UB) is seeking an experience Doctor of Veterinary Medicine to lead UB’s Laboratory Animal Facilities. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing the management and operation of 8 facility site locations on 3 campuses, encompassing approximately 30 staff and approximately 9,000 animals of various species.

Duties and responsibilities
Director of Laboratory Animal Facilities is responsible for the provision and coordination of laboratory animal services for utilization by staff and students in the medical biological and behavioral sciences.

Assures appropriate veterinary care for laboratory animals as part of a team of veterinarians and by directing disease control, prevention and euthanasia and provides clinical veterinary care to laboratory animals as part of the veterinary team. Maintains regulatory compliance of all facilities based on Federal and State guidelines and AAALAC requirements. Works in concert with UB IACUC to assure that the animal care and use program of UB and the LAF adheres to all federal, state and local guidelines. Maintains DOH and DEA licenses for controlled drug use. ·Works in concert with UB IACUC to assure that the animal care and use program of UB and the LAF adheres to all federal, state and local guidelines. Has principal responsibility for site visits and inspections by oversight agencies. Directs/instructs project directors, faculty, technical and professional staff in the proper use and handling of animals as part of instructional and research programs; Provides professional consultation with academic staff and undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in connection with research involving the use of laboratory animals; Supervises research by graduate and professional students as required; Oversee and maintain the proper safety guidelines and procedures for personnel and manage the Occupational Health and Safety Program (OHMP) for all animal users at UB. Responsible for disaster planning in conjunction with UB Police and EH&S Ensures appropriate veterinary participation in the membership of the IACUC including review of IACUC protocols and amendments in accordance with federal and state guidelines. Plans for the development of animal facilities to meet the needs of expanding programs; Oversees staff and manages all financial and budgetary aspects of the facility; May participate in instructional activities.

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
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with license to practice in New York State
Ability to establish Federal DEA and NYS Controlled Substance licenses
4 Years of Supervisory experience in a Lab Animal Facility

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in the practical application of genetics, nutrition, and sanitation in the development of laboratory animals for research.

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