Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL or Laboratory) has retained Helbling to conduct an executive search to secure a Vice President, Chief Facilities Officer.
CSHL is seeking a Vice President, Chief Facilities Officer to provide overall leadership, management, direction, and administration of all facilities operations. Overall responsibilities include strategic planning, capital projects, construction management, management of all physical infrastructure, environmental health and safety, security, emergency response and disaster planning, and compliance with federal, state, and local legislation, codes, and regulatory affairs. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, interact regularly with and provide informed guidance to the Laboratory’s senior scientific and administrative leadership, and develop relationships with relevant local, county, and state‐wide authorities. The role is part of a management leadership team that reports to the Chief Operating Officer, and has significant interaction with the President.
CSHL is a world‐renowned, independent, non‐profit research and education organization that employs 1,100 people including 600 scientists, students, and technicians (www.cshl.edu). Founded in 1890 on the northshore of Long Island, New York and home to eight Nobel Prize Laureates, the Laboratory has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, genomics, neuroscience, plant biology, and quantitative biology. The Meetings & Courses Program hosts more than 12,000 scientists from around the world each year on its campus in Long Island and in Suzhou, China to share advances in biomedical research and technologies. The Laboratory’s educational mission includes the Watson School of Biological Sciences, and programs for middle and high school students, and teachers offered through its DNA Learning Center. Its think-tank, the Banbury Center, convenes global experts to guide science and public policy. Lastly, the CSHL Press publishes authoritative materials for the global scientific community in both print and digital format. Newsday listed CSHL as a Top Work Place in Long Island in 2018.
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