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(posted 11/22/17)

Job Title: Facility Manager
Company/Organization: SoBran, Inc.

Join The Winning Team…Team SoBran – We are an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities, and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects. At SoBran, we care about people. SoBran’s success hinges on our employees. We maintain a professional environment and ensure that our people have the tools and training to achieve; and opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employees’ individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran.

SoBran is seeking a Facility Manager for proposed efforts in Hamilton, Montana.

Requirements: Must be certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) as a Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG); CMAR certification and Bachelor’s Degree preferred; must have 5 years of experience in a laboratory animal facility, 2 years of which are in a supervisory role. Required experience working in ABSL1-3 environments to include animal facility husbandry and technical services; and rodent, rabbit, non-human primate, and barrier facilities management. Must have experience in managing all aspects of an animal facility to include excellent personnel management, mentoring, problem solving and team building skills. Select Agent experience a plus.

Must be able to complete an intensive background investigation through the National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) and pass a security risk assessment through the FBI and Criminal Justice Information Services Division.

To apply for this opportunity, visit: https://goo.gl/JyM7P9

Our commitment
SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.


(posted 11/20/17)

Job Title: Assistant Facility Manager
Company/Organization: SoBran, Inc.

Join The Winning Team…Team SoBran – We are an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities, and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects. At SoBran, we care about people. SoBran’s success hinges on our employees. We maintain a professional environment and ensure that our people have the tools and training to achieve; and opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employees’ individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran.

SoBran is seeking an Assistant Facility Manager to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (Building 14BS).

OVERVIEW: Responsible for all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of NIAID Division of Intramural Research animals.

Description of Duties:

  1. Serve as the person in charge in the absence of the Facility Manager
  2. Supervise daily activities of the senior technician, animal technicians, animal caretakers and cagewash personnel
  3. Be the acting Senior Technician when needed
  4. Assign work to the staff
  5. Ensure that instructions of the Facility Manager are implemented
  6. Ensure that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and the contractor’s policies and procedures are adhered to by the staff
  7. Manage and perform procedures/facility operations requiring various levels of biohazard containment. (ABSL 1-2)
  8. Ensure the safety and proper care of the animals and the proper maintenance of the animal facility
  9. Understand the duties of a facility safety officer, including requirements of the occupational safety and health program
  10. Provide training to employees as needed for new procedures, refresher and new hire training
  11. Perform investigator facility orientations, tours, and training as needed
  12. Provide a daily progress report to the Facility Manager, including problems incurred in overseeing daily operations, solutions undertaken to correct problems, progress in accomplishing assigned duties, and suggestions for more efficient operation
  13. Perform and maintain an inventory of facility supplies and order supplies as needed
  14. Report any abnormal conditions of the animal facility or immediate vicinity to appropriate personnel
  15. Ability to work planned and unplanned flexible/extended hours as needed to oversee facility infrastructure issues to ensure the overall health and well-being of the animals is met
  16. Perform other duties as assigned

Schedule: All employees are expected to perform their duties as assigned, arrive to work at 7:00 a.m. and depart at 3:30 p.m. M-F. On-call rotational weekend/holiday work is required. In addition, you may be expected to work extra hours during an emergency situation or if any unexpected situation arises until work is completed.

Education Required: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent; must be certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science as a Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) or be eligible for the certification and become certified within 8 months of obtaining the position.

Experience Required: 3 years experience in a laboratory animal facility, in which 1 year has been performing technical procedures and 1 year has been in a supervisory position. Multiple species technical expertise preferred. Must have a working knowledge of all activities of an animal facility, experience in biohazard and medical pathological waste handling preferred. Must complete the required training and receive clearance on the duties of Assistant Facility Manager as outlined.

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/zvUKsC

Our commitment
SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.


(posted 10/20/17)

Title: Operations Manager, Comparative Medicine
Email: NAJobApplications@Pfizer.com
Phone: (212) 733-2323

To be considered for this opportunity, pelase apply at www.pfizer.com/careers and search for Job ID 1615577.

Support vivarium operations by managing an assigned portion of the Groton vivarium, delivering flawless animal care and welfare. First line manager of non-exempt staff located at the Groton site. Work with the management team to assure the quality of care and the animal facility environment is in compliance with local and federal regulations and AAALAC International guidelines. Contribute to quality assurance and operational efficiency programs as directed. Provide support to the Director of Operations to help ensure resources are aligned with WRD prioritization.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assure that the care and welfare of laboratory animals is maintained in compliance with or exceeding local, state, and federal regulations and AAALAC International guidelines
  • Manage and engage animal care and technical staff at the Groton CT site ensuring clear expectations of performance and adherence to established policies and procedures
  • Assist in the hiring, mentoring, training and development of a diverse population of colleagues
  • Assist with a centralized CM training program for research animal care and use for animal care staff, principal investigators and research technicians throughout WRD
  • Participate in the direction of a centralized CM program of occupational health and safety for all individuals having significant contact with research animals
  • Act as an interface with the research community customer and ensure basic husbandry to complex specialty technical services is provided
  • Identify methods and procedures that have potential to increase staff safety, work flow, operational efficiency and fiscal responsibility resources
  • Work with CM colleagues at other sites to share practices in managing resources and standardizing operations where appropriate
  • Responsible for development and implementation of appropriate quality assurance programs and effective management of physical resources within CM
  • May be required to work under one of the following: the United States Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Act and associated Regulations and Standards, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Good Laboratory Practices, Public Health Service Policy and/or AAALAC accreditation standards.

QUALIFICATIONS

Educational Background:

  • BS/BA in related field required.
  • LATG certification required; CMAR preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Progressive supervisory experience in a laboratory animal setting
  • Supervisory experience in a pharmaceutical setting preferred
  • A competent manager who demonstrates adequate depth of technical/line knowledge to coach direct reports and works well in a matrixed global organization
  • In general, a colleague at this level will have a minimum 5 years of experience.
  • All colleagues should have functional knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook, calendar
  • management and Internet Explorer. Colleagues should be able to use on-line systems
  • such as time tracking and document management. (e.g. SharePoint, Activity Tracker)
  • Knowledge and use of other systems based upon job function may be required.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

This is an essential personnel role: Essential Personnel are defined as the staff who are required to report to their designated work location, to ensure the operation of essential functions or departments during an emergency, as determined by Pfizer, or when the business has suspended operations. There are some individuals who may be required to perform essential services remotely and those individuals will be identified in advance and notified by their supervisors, but in most cases Essential Personnel are required to be onsite during an emergency or suspension of operations.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

Additional Offer Details:

  • This job is Pfizer Exempt US Grade: 010
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

(posted 9/22/17)

BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
CENTER FOR COMPARATIVE MEDICINE
HOUSTON, TEXAS

TRAINING MANAGER

JOB SUMMARY
This position reports to the Operations Manager for Training and Staff Development. Responsibilities include writing, implementing and maintaining a comprehensive training and education curriculum for laboratory animal technicians of all levels, acting as instructor over the program’s delivery for 180+ staff members supporting a diverse range of laboratory animal species across nine vivaria. Develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive training and education program for 2000+ research personnel of all levels, using traditional instructional techniques combined with supplemental didactic options afforded by modern information technology, in addition to supporting training and education through collaborative efforts with BCM’s IACUC, Office of Research Compliance and Environmental Health and Safety.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES
Manage training department and mentor/supervise 2 full time trainers
Foster a team environment
Plan monthly training meetings and bi-weekly one on one meetings with trainers and Operations Manager for Training and Staff Development
Maintain and oversee monthly training calendar and yearly safety training calendar
Maintain monthly/yearly maintenance training review for caretakers
Coordinate/Instruct AALAS certification courses, as well as one on one tutoring
Update required online training modules as needed
Hands on biohazard instruction for care staff
Maintain tracking/documentation training data base
Review protocols to ensure trainees are approved for procedures prior to technical training
Instruct hands on rodent surgical training, as well as conduct proficiency assessments
SOP development
Perform technical procedures, as needed

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Required: Bachelor’s degree in a related field or four years of relevant work related experience can be substituted in lieu of a degree
Preferred: Master’s degree in a related field or two years of relevant work related experience can be substituted in lieu of a degree
Experience
Required: Five years of directly relevant experience with bachelor’s degree or nine years of directly relevant experience without a bachelor’s degree
Certification/Licenses/Registration
Preferred: LATG, CMAR

Interested individuals are encouraged to contact:

Teresa Neubauer, CMAR, LATG
Operations Manager, Training & Staff Development
Center for Comparative Medicine
Office: (713) 798-3167