This position is located at the Duck Research Laboratory in Eastport, NY.
The mission of the Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC) is to improve the health of food and fiber producing animals, companion animals, sport and recreational animals, exotic animals, and wildlife. These activities protect and improve public health, promote environmental stewardship, and foster economic growth.
The Duck Research Laboratory and the International Duck Research Cooperative are committed to the prevention of diseases that result in the loss of ducks, and to the provision of a safe and nutritious human food supply via healthy ducks. Vaccine production, diagnostics and the provision of technical support to the duck industry are our priorities. We continuously strive to develop improved tests for the diagnosis and prevention of duck diseases and to optimize our testing spectrum. As a part of the Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University, we value our clients as partners and work with them in order to deliver the solutions they need.
The Laboratory Processing Coordinator will assist the Director of the Duck Research Laboratory in the management of all departmental functions relating to administration, compliance, budget/finance, service, research, and the production of biologics. Additionally, the Laboratory Processing Coordinator will provide backup necropsy support when necessary. This person must thrive in an outcome-driven environment with clear deadlines, enjoy working on routine and detailed tasks, and be able to identify and troubleshoot problems using standard operating procedures (SOP). They are extremely reliable, flexible in dealing with unpredictable workloads, and work well under pressure in a team-based environment.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Monitor and analyze operation income from a variety of sources; assist in development of budget and financial strategies; investigate problems/trends, recommend and forecast on both short term and long term; prepare financial reports.
Monitor expenditures and maintain financial accounts and records ensuring adherence to various internal and external regulations; exercise budgetary and financial stewardship and budget control over resources and expenditures.
Provide relevant information and advise on operational matters.
Act as liaison with the CVM Office of Human Resources and the AHDC Director of Business Operations; ensure consistency of policy interpretation, troubleshooting and issue resolution; keep Director informed of all issues.
Act on behalf of Laboratory Director in business areas, and with staff issues, using discretion and independent judgment; maintain contact with external agencies such as the International Duck Research Cooperative (IDRC), USDA, DEC, Health Dept., and County, State and Federal Offices; provide managerial assistance to the IDRC Board of Directors; serve as an alternate liaison with the Center of Veterinary Biologics of the USDA.
Manage laboratory inventories including physical space, keys and capital equipment.
Provide necropsy assistance; practice good biosecurity techniques and assist with cleaning/disinfecting the necropsy laboratory and all equipment/tools used during daily necropsy procedures. \Perform other duties as requested.
Employees of the Animal Health Diagnostic Center must adhere to the AHDC Quality Assurance system, confidentiality statement, standard operating procedures, and organizational policies. Employees working in the lab must receive the pre-exposure rabies prophylaxis vaccination series prior to or immediately after hire, which will be paid for by the department. Employees are expected to meet all of the Cornell University Staff Skills for Success, which are essential for individual and organizational success. Employees may be required to work outside of normal business hours, including occasional holidays, evenings, and weekends. Employees must be able to travel to Cornell University for work-related activities, including meetings, trainings, and/or to provide service.
This is a one-year term appointment; reappointment is contingent upon funding and performance.
Associate's degree in a science based discipline, with at least two years of experience working in a professional environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Demonstrated proficiency with technology, with the proven ability to successfully troubleshoot issues (using computers, printers, commercial software programs such as SharePoint, Word, and Excel)
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Strong attention to detail; ability to keep detailed and accurate records
Ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines
Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information with tact and discretion
Works well both individually and within a team environment
Must maintain a valid driver's license
Ability to push, pull, lift, or carry up to 50 pounds
Must be able to travel to Cornell University for work-related activities, including meetings, trainings, and/or to provide service
Bachelor's degree in a science related field
Previous leadership/supervisory experience
Familiarity with Cornell systems (financial, human resources, grants and contracts, etc.)
Familiarity with necropsy procedures
Experience working in a veterinary diagnostic laboratory, veterinary practice, or an animal health related facility
Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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Lab Processing Coordinator
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