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(posted 6/9/17)

Job Title: Animal Care Facility Manager
Company/Organization: Harvard Medical School

Job Details

Auto req ID
42710BR
Business Title
Animal Care Facility Manager
School/Unit
Harvard Medical School
Sub-Unit
————
Location
USA – MA – Boston
Job Function
Research
Time Status
Full-time
Department
Harvard Center for Comparative Medicine
Salary Grade
057
Union
00 – Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities
The Animal Care Facility Manager will ensure that assigned Harvard Center for Comparative Medicine (HCCM) facilities and personnel are compliant with Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, and the standards set forth in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Public Health Service Policy, and AAALAC International. The Animal Care Facility Manager reports to the Assistant Director of Animal Care Operations, and collaborates with HCCM colleagues to develop, implement, and confirm adherence to standard operating procedures for animal care and cage wash operations.

The Animal Care Facility Manager directly supervises the Animal Care Facility Supervisors; indirect reports include Animal Care Assistant Supervisors, Cage Wash Assistant Supervisors, and an average of 18-20 Animal Technicians and 12-14 Cage Wash Technicians. This position requires communicating effectively at a variety of levels ranging from tenured faculty, senior admin istrative staff, and clinical veterinarians to animal care and cage wash staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide leadership and direction to HCCM Animal Facility Staff (Animal Care Facility Supervisors, Animal Care Assistant Supervisors, Cage Wash Assistant Supervisors, Animal Care Technicians and Cage Wash Technicians) to ensure outstanding animal care and a collaborative work environment.
  • Oversee personnel management for Animal Facility Staff, including performance management, corrective and disciplinary action, and involvement in the new hire and on-boarding processes.
  • Collaborate with other Facility Manager(s) to ensure consistency across all HCCM animal facilities and satellites regarding management practices, adherence to standard operating procedures, and implementation of quality control measures.
  • Assist Supervisors and Assistant Supervisors in establishi ng work assignments, and facilitate the movement of staff between areas to ensure efficient workflow and best use of resources.
  • Assist in the development, review, and implementation of SOPs as relating to animal care and cage wash operations
  • Implement and oversee training and continuing education opportunities for all Animal Facility Staff, in collaboration with the Manager of Training, to ensure proficiency in all areas of responsibility and encourage staff development.
  • Work closely with Environmental Health and Safety staff to ensure a safe work environment and promote a culture of safety.
  • Develop and maintain records and reports for multiple areas of responsibility, including attendance, equipment validation, equipment inventories, animal husbandry.
  • Manage the budget for the purchase of animal care and cage wash equipment and supplies.
  • Oversee animal facil ity repairs and renovations in collaboration with Animal Facility Staff, building managers, project managers, and others to ensure minimal impact to HCCM personnel, operations, research colonies, and ongoing studies.
  • Liaise with HCCM Veterinary Staff, Procurement, research staff, and others to oversee colony health surveillance and the movement of animals.
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Life Science (animal, biological or physical sciences) or management. LAT certification required (must be visible on resume or cover letter). A minimum of 5 years’ work experience in animal care facilities and personnel management with an increasing level of responsibility in work history. Education beyond bachelor’s degree may count toward work experience.

Additional Qualifications
Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task required. LATg certification preferred. Experience working with non-human primates preferred. Successful candidate will be self-motivated and able to work independently making sound judgments and using discretion with confidential information. Must be proficient in a variety of software programs (word processing, spreadsheet and/or database applications). The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written). Job schedule is Monday through Friday, with some weekends and holidays required. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing 15 – 30 pounds, push and pull heavy equipment. Must be able to walk or stand for a full 7.5 hours shift. Must be able to perform in an environment with exposure to animals, animal dander, animal byproducts and bedding materials for prolonged periods of time. Must be able to wear appropriate respiratory personal protective equipment, i.e., N95 mask, PAPR, etc. This position is considered to be essential personnel during inclement weather and/or emergencies.

Additional Information
This position is considered to be essential personnel for Harvard Center for Comparative Medicine. Weekend and holiday work may be required as well as attendance during school closures during inclement weather and/or other emergencies.

Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation.

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(posted 6/1/17)

Job Title: Animal Care Facility Manager
Company/Organization: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Establish work hour for employees, assign responsibilities amongst staff, and monitor work. Evaluates and documents staff performance, records and reports personnel counseling. Trains the staff in departmental procedures and encourages staff development. Monitors the animal research housing and support areas for safe environment, conduct of research, and proper/safe disposal of materials involved in research. Monitors and maintains the physical plant for Animal Facilities. Maintains inventory levels for all husbandry supplies in the assigned facility. Oversees the maintenance of documentation for animal maintenance to ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies. Interacts with Principal Investigators to provide timely support services.

Key Functions and Expected Performances:

  1. Scheduling Staff: Establish work hour for employees, assign responsibilities amongst staff, and monitor work.
    • Schedules the Washroom and Husbandry staff and assigns duties as deem fit.
    • Define expected outcome and time of completion clearly to the employee.
    • Communicates the objective of the assignment to the employee.
    • Institute appropriate follow-up with the employee to ensure that the desired outcome is reached.
    • Assign work in order to accomplish goals in a timely fashion and makes all allowances for individual initiative.
    • Allocates resources appropriately so that task can be accomplished and distributes assignments equitably.
    • Monitors manpower and efficiencies; makes necessary adjustments and reassignments according to workload demands.
    • Completes and maintains all timekeeping records.
  2. Supervision Staff: Evaluates and documents staff performance, records and reports personnel counseling.
    • Recognizes the need to counsel subordinates and reports it to their supervisor.
    • Explains to the employee clearly what his/her responsibilities are and the standard of performance.
    • Offers guidance for improving performance to the employee.
    • Brings to the employee’s attention areas of performance improvement as soon as recognized with a plan and time frame for correction.
    • Approaches the evaluation process constructively and conducts it in accordance with Human Resources, departmental guidelines and procedures.
  3. Staff Development: Trains the staff in departmental procedures and encourages staff development.
    • Writing of Standard Operating Procedures for all Husbandry areas.
    • Ensures that policies and procedures are up-to-date, well organized, and easily accessible.
    • Encourages staff to pursue higher education, Certifications and seek professional growth. AALAS certification at various levels.
    • Distributes educational material/literature to the staff as it becomes available.
    • Trains staff effectively and maintain detailed records of performance and training status.
  4. Physical Environment: Monitors the animal research housing and support areas for safe environment, conduct of research, and proper/safe disposal of materials involved in research.
    • Complete understanding of Security System and compliance with VUMC standards.
    • Provides a safe working environment for all employees, investigators, and their staff. Monitors safety records on an ongoing basis, investigates accidents, and correct safety hazards.
    • Oversees the maintenance of major equipment such as rack washers, autoclaves, tunnel washers, automatic watering systems, Ventilated racks, etc.
    • Plans and monitors sanitation, nutrition, and caging of animals to ensure compliance with departmental standards.
  5. Maintenance of Physical Plant: Monitors and maintains the physical plant for Animal Facilities.
    • Maintains a current awareness of regulatory requirements pertaining to environmental and plant conditions for housing of animals.
    • Reports all environmental and plant conditions that is inappropriate in a timely fashion.
    • Meets with Plant and Maintenance Representatives and outlines needs and/or necessary repairs.
    • Establishes or maintains Maintenance Contracts for all equipment in the facility.
  6. Inventory Files: Maintains inventory levels for all husbandry supplies in the assigned facility.
    • Determines appropriate level of food, bedding, cage wash, chemicals, caging accessories, etc. as needed.
    • Evaluates existing equipment to assess feasibility: makes recommendations for modifications or upgrade as needed.
    • Oversees the receipt and housing of animals. Coordinates the logging, arrangement of available housing facilities, proper care, and identification to ensure efficiency and regulatory compliance.
  7. Regulatory Compliance: Oversees the maintenance of documentation for animal maintenance to ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies.
    • Maintains a current awareness of governmental regulatory and peer review requirements and guidelines.
    • Maintains physical plant according to department, USDA, NIH, AALAC, and related federal, state and local guidelines. Initiates corrective action, if necessary.
  8. Liaison with principal Investigators: Interacts with Principal Investigators to provide timely support services.
    • Alerts the Veterinary Staff of animal health related matters, individual animals in pain or distress or experiments causing problems related to the animal’s well-being.
    • Provides assistance to investigators with specific problems on equipment, caging, and animal husbandry.
    • Responds to changes as they occur in research testing schedules. Provides timely, high quality, and other complex responses on short notice to meet quality, and other complex response(s) on short notice to meet research needs.
    • Ensures that Principal Investigators comply with guidelines concerning removal of an animal from the facilities area.

Minimum Qualifications:
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience.

To formally apply, please visit our website at https://hr.mc.vanderbilt.edu/careers/. The job number is 1700318.


(posted 6/1/17)

Job Title: Cage Wash Manager
Company/Organization: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Job Summary:
This position is responsible for the daily oversight of three cage processing facilities and direct oversight of cage wash technicians (12- 15) for all VUMC Animal Facilities. Responsible for coordinating all caging, equipment, sanitation/decontamination supplies, and equipment maintenance for all VUMC Cage wash facilities.

Key Functions and Expected Performances:

  • Scheduling Staff: Establish work hour for employees, assign responsibilities amongst staff, and monitor work.
  • Schedules the Washroom staff and assigns duties as deem fit.
  • Define expected outcome and time of completion clearly to the employee.
  • Communicates the objective of the assignment to the employee.
  • Institute appropriate follow-up with the employee to ensure that the desired outcome is reached.
  • Assign work in order to accomplish goals in a timely fashion and makes all allowances for individual initiative.
  • Allocates resources appropriately so that task can be accomplished and distributes assignments equitably.
  • Monitors manpower and efficiencies; makes necessary adjustments and reassignments according to workload demands.
  • Completes and maintains all timekeeping records.
  • Supervision Staff: Evaluates and documents staff performance, records and reports personnel counseling.
  • Recognizes the need to counsel subordinates and reports it to their supervisor.
  • Explains to the employee clearly what his/her responsibilities are and the standard of performance.
  • Offers guidance for improving performance to the employee.
  • Brings to the employee’s attention areas of performance improvement as soon as recognized with a plan and time frame for correction.
  • Approaches the evaluation process constructively and conducts it in accordance with Human Resources, departmental guidelines and procedures.
  • Staff Development: Trains the staff in departmental procedures and encourages staff development.
  • Writing of Standard Operating Procedures for all Husbandry areas.
  • Ensures that policies and procedures are up-to-date, well organized, and easily accessible.
  • Encourages staff to pursue higher education, Certifications and seek professional growth. AALAS certification at various levels.
  • Distributes educational material/literature to the staff as it becomes available.
  • Trains staff effectively and maintain detailed records of performance and training status.
  • Physical Environment: Monitors the animal research housing and support areas for safe environment, conduct of research, and proper/safe disposal of materials involved in research.
  • Complete understanding of Security System and compliance with VUMC standards.
  • Provides a safe working environment for all employees, investigators, and their staff. Monitors safety records on an ongoing basis, investigates accidents, and correct safety hazards.
  • Oversees the maintenance of major equipment such as rack washers, autoclaves, tunnel washers, automatic watering systems, Ventilated racks, etc.
  • Plans and monitors caging sanitation to ensure compliance with departmental standards.
  • Maintenance of Physical Plant: Monitors and maintains the physical plant for Animal Cage Wash Facilities.
  • Maintains a current awareness of regulatory requirements pertaining to environmental and plant conditions for facilities housing animals.
  • Reports all environmental and plant conditions that is inappropriate in a timely fashion.
  • Meets with Plant and Maintenance Representatives and outlines needs and/or necessary repairs.
  • Establishes or maintains Maintenance Contracts for all cage wash equipment in the facility.
  • Inventory Files: Maintains inventory levels for all husbandry supplies in the assigned facility.
  • Determines appropriate level of food, bedding, cage wash, chemicals, caging accessories, etc. as needed.
  • Evaluates existing equipment to assess feasibility: makes recommendations for modifications or upgrade as needed.
  • Determines appropriate level of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as needed.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Oversees the maintenance of documentation for animal maintenance to ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies.
  • Maintains a current awareness of governmental regulatory and peer review requirements and guidelines.
  • Maintains physical plant according to department, USDA, NIH, AALAC, and related federal, state and local guidelines. Initiates corrective action, if necessary.
  • Liaison with principal Investigators: Interacts with Principal Investigators to provide timely support services.
  • Alerts the Veterinary Staff of animal health related matters as needed.
  • Provides assistance to investigators with specific problems on equipment and caging.
  • Responds to changes as they occur in research testing schedules. Provides timely, high quality, and other complex responses on short notice to meet quality, and other complex response(s) on short notice to meet research needs.

Minimum Qualifications:
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience.

To be formally considered, please visit our website at https://hr.mc.vanderbilt.edu/careers/. The job number is 1703286.


(posted 5/17/17)

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

SoBran is seeking an Assistant Facility Manager to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, Maryland.

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. Manage the technical team (serve as a Sr. Technician) to include validating/scheduling technical requests and performing technical procedures
  3. Supervise daily activities of the animal technicians, animal caretakers and cagewash personnel
  4. Assign work to the staff
  5. Assist the Facility Manager in meeting contract deliverables i.e. Monthly report, environmentals, labor summary
  6. Ensure that instructions of the Facility Manager are implemented
  7. Ensure that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and the contractor’s policies and procedures are adhered to by the staff
  8. Manage and perform procedures/facility operations requiring various levels of biohazard containment. (ABSL 1-2)
  9. Ensure the safety and proper care of the animals and the proper maintenance of the animal facility
  10. Understand the duties of a facility safety officer, including requirements of the occupational safety and health program
  11. Provide training to employees as needed for new procedures, refresher and new hire training
  12. Perform investigator facility orientations, tours, and training as needed
  13. 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
  14. Perform and maintain an inventory of facility supplies and order supplies as needed
  15. Report any abnormal conditions of the animal facility or immediate vicinity to appropriate personnel
  16. 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
  17. Rotate as on call weekend/holiday manager for both Twinbrook animal facilities and staff
  18. Perform other duties as assigned

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. Must be technically proficient with rodent species, 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 for this position, please visit: https://goo.gl/0xllNq

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 5/9/17)

Job Title: Animal Resource Supervisor
Company/Organization: University of California, Irvine

Animal Resource Supervisor (ULAR)

University of California, Irvine (UCI) is seeking an Animal Resource Supervisor to supervise a team of animal husbandry staff in support of UCI’s research and teaching missions involving vertebrate animals.

Under the direction of the Vivaria Manager, incumbent acts as a working supervisor over a group of animal care personnel. This position has oversight responsibility for multiple animal facilities on campus, including facility maintenance, basic animal care, employee safety, and proper adherence to animal welfare guidelines as well as all appropriate directives requested by ULAR veterinarians, managers, and researchers.

Duties will also include hiring new personnel and disciplining subordinates, assigning work and reviewing the performance and record keeping procedures of subordinates; ensuring that safety standards are being maintained; and perform other duties as assigned. Assist in ensuring that animal care practices and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are developed, updated and remain in compliance with all applicable University, State and Federal animal welfare guidelines, policies, regulations and accreditation standards.

Salary: Annual $54,212 – $73,713
Total Hours: 7AM to 4PM
Career Position.

Strong candidates will have the following:

  • Thorough working knowledge of established animal husbandry practices to include but not limited to: environmental and nutritional needs of each species housed in the assigned facility; routine housekeeping criteria and the supplies and equipment necessary for same; and disease transferred from animal to humans and conversely. Knowledge of various methods of animal restraint and ability to handle the various species housed in these facilities.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to clearly and tactfully communicate with people from diverse cultural and educational background, in person, by telephone or in writing.
  • Proven ability to supervise and train a large staff with diverse duties.
  • Analytical skills sufficient to critically analyze data from a wide variety of sources.
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and redirect emphasis when requested or required by special circumstances or additional assignment. Proven ability to function effectively as a team member. Proven ability to adhere to departmental attendance policies and standards.
  • Intermediate computer skills, sufficient to enter data into computer databases, to send and receive emails, and create documents in MS Word (or other commonly used programs).
  • Physical ability and experience necessary to perform animal care tasks, including lifting over 50 pounds.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology, animal science or related fields, or equivalent training/experience.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Laboratory Animal Technician (LATg) certification by AALAS (or reasonably expects to obtain the certification within 12 months).

To view the complete job description and apply, please use this link: https://staffing2.hr.uci.edu/CSS_External/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=2017-0412

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


(posted 4/26/17)

Job Title: Vivarium Manager
Company/Organization: The Roskamp Institute, Inc.

The Roskamp Institute is devoted to understanding the causes of, and finding the cures for, neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders and addictions and is seeking a trained manager for the vivarium.

Please send resume to hr@roskampinstitute.net

Job purpose
Coordinates and manages the vivarium and associated animal care and cage wash technicians, ensuring compliance with all local, state, & federal regulations and AAALAC standards for the vivarium.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Develops, implements & controls procedures related to the acquisition, maintenance, quarantine & disposition of all research animals such as; procurement, housing, assigning animal ID numbers; cage card labeling; transfer requests; euthanasia requests; microchipping; collecting samples for genotyping; animal health and environment surveillance; maintaining accurate records in the LIMS system.
  • Manages all breeding colonies.
  • Consult with Attending Veterinarians and research personnel on animal health and welfare related issues.
  • Administers medical treatment to animals under the direction/consultation with Attending Vet.
  • Participate in protocol review & consultation with PIs.
  • Review & comment on animal use protocol relative to compliance, animal models, procedures, and practices.
  • Composes daily/weekly work schedules and assigns duties to vivarium staff.
  • IACUC and Vivarium Training Coordinator.
  • Updates AAALAC program description, IACUC Policies, and Vivarium SOPs.
  • Establishes and maintains vivarium training schedule for research personnel.
  • IACUC Secretary duties including IACUC meeting coordination, meeting minutes, various administrative letters, correspondence, maintains hard copy protocol books, and manages a protocol renewal schedule.

Qualifications

  • AAS Degree in Veterinary Technology
  • RLATg certification through AALAS
  • Supervisory/management experience
  • 8+ years of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Physical requirements

  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical laboratory environment.
  • Requires the ability to lift up to 35 lbs. as well as move/push heavy racks a short distance.

(posted 3/21/17)

Job Title: Technician I (Gnotobiotics)
Company/Organization: Charles River Laboratories

Perform routine animal husbandry and other production duties. Maintain supplies and environment of environmentally-controlled work area(s).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Perform routine animal husbandry duties and monitor daily health and welfare to maintain quality and health of animals.
-Handle, transfer, and distribute animals, supplies and waste as needed to and from work area(s).
-Perform physical environment housekeeping duties and production operations according to Good Manufacturing –Practices (cGMPs) and/or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Maintain recordkeeping pertaining to equipment operation, animal or supply area inventories.
-Strictly follow all procedures necessary to maintain the isolator and/or barrier room barrier.
-Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines. Perform all job-related duties in accordance with company safety procedures.
-Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.).
Experience: Six to twelve months related experience in and/or training in animal husbandry.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Certification/Licensure: Preference will be given for AALAS certification at the Assistant Technician or its equivalent.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of Minorities, Females, Disabled Individuals, and Veterans (M/F/D/V).

To apply, please use this link: https://jobs.criver.com/job/wilmington/technician-i-gnotobiotics/4665/3792261


(posted 3/21/17)

Job Title: Technician I (WLM Response Team)
Company/Organization: Charles River Laboratories

Perform routine animal husbandry duties and maintain quality and health of animals.

Responsibilities:
·Perform routine animal husbandry duties and monitor daily health and welfare to maintain quality and health of animals.
·Handle, transfer, and distribute animals, supplies and waste as needed to and from work area(s).
·Perform physical environment housekeeping duties and production operations according to Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and/or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).Maintain recordkeeping pertaining to equipment operation, animal or supply area inventories.
·Strictly follow all procedures necessary to maintain the isolator and/or barrier room barrier.
·Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines. Perform all job-related duties in accordance with company safety procedures.
·Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Education: High school diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D.).
Experience: Six to twelve months related experience in and/or training in animal husbandry.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Certification/Licensure: Preference will be given for AALAS certification at the Assistant Technician or its equivalent.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

To apply, please use this link: https://jobs.criver.com/job/wilmington/technician-i-wlm-response-team/4665/2777675


(posted 2/16/17)

Job Title: Senior Research Animal Tech – Marasco Lab
Company/Organization: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow’s physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
The Marasco lab is seeking a highly motivated, bright individual to join its research team as a Senior Research Technician who will be primarily involved in small animal experiments that are critical to ongoing research projects in the lab.
The Marasco Laboratory is located in the Department of Cancer Immunology and Virology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Our general research interests are in the field of targeted immunotherapy. The Lab’s work has made major scientific advances in the treatment of infectious diseases and cancer. More recently, we have been developing humanized mice to support our targeted immunotherapy studies and to investigate the roles of human adult stem cells in regenerative medicine. Please visit http://www.marascolab.org

Responsibilities include but are not limited to performing breeding colony management, injections (IV, IP, SC, IM, ID), blood sampling techniques (sub-mandibular and cardiac puncture), necropsy, immunization, tumor measurements, and gamma irradiation for research animals.
S/he will be constructing and maintaining specialized “humanized” mice developed in-house. As such, experiences in tissue procurement and processing including stem cell purification, small animal survival surgery, and isolation/characterization of human and mouse lymphocytes are definite plus. A basic knowledge in molecular and cellular biology and immunology is desired as this person will be expected to contribute significantly towards developing research projects and performing immunoassays with minimal supervision. Other duties include:
– Assist, train or supervise other lab members on animal experiments
– Perform standard molecular biology assays, cell culture and flow cytometry.
– Document, compile, and assist in interpreting experimental data. Report data to supervisor in oral and written reports and give presentation at group meetings. Construct figures for grant proposals, progress reports and manuscripts.
– Independently operates lab equipment, prepares and orders necessary supply stocks. Shares lab maintenance duties with other lab members.
Schedule: Full time, 40/week. Evenings and weekends as needed.

– Bachelor’s degree or higher in biological sciences or related field.
– Self starter, highly motivated team player and ability to multi-tasking
– Proficiency in basic lab techniques and principles of molecular biology and immunology required
– 2-3 years of experience in animal handling while working in a biomedical research laboratory is preferred
– Proficiency in the use of various scientific databases and publications is required.
– Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as strong organizational skills required.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/rg3qs9zm79


(posted 2/7/17)

Manager, WCMC Animal Facilities – 33143

Position Summary
The Manager is responsible for the day to day operations and physical plant of the Weill Cornell Medicine animal Facilities at the S and Feil Research Buildings. These facilities are located on the 2nd, 3rd, and 9th floors of the S-Building which operate as a barrier; and the 4th floor of the Feil building. In addition to standard animal housing rooms, cage wash center, and a hazardous material room, the S3 vivarium houses USDA covered species, such as primates and rabbits. The facilities are staffed with approximately 8 Animal Care Staff and 1 Logistics, Transportation, and Specialized Services Technician; all of whom are overseen by this position. The Manager oversees the operational activities in order to ensure efficient and effective operations, adherence to regulations and policies, appropriate staff training, and personnel safety. This position provides back up as necessary to other Managers at the WCM Main and BRB Vivaria.

Position Activities
Operations Management: Oversees and implements all policies pertaining to the Husbandry and Facilities Operations section of the Research Animal Resource Center (RARC). Executes disease control and treatment programs as directed by RARC’s veterinary staff. Provides emergency coverage for animal facility operations at WCM Main and BRB. Participates in the development of departmental policies and procedures on animal care and use. Develops written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for animal care, sanitation, facility operations, cage wash equipment and environmental monitoring. Implements quality control programs related to equipment operation and microbiological testing results. Ensures equipment preventive maintenance programs are instituted, daily equipment maintenance is executed, and equipment is operating appropriately. Conducts regular rounds of the assigned areas.

Staff Management: In coordination with the Manager/Senior Manager, Husbandry and Facilities Operations, the Manager is responsible for hiring, staff development, performance evaluation, and disciplinary action for all direct reports. Ensures staff are trained on all SOPs and understand equipment function, operation and maintenance. Schedules or delegates assignments for all animal care staff including evaluating workload and assignments for each Animal Care Technician based on the current animal census, cage wash needs and personnel availability. Reviews and approves vacation requests and determines the need for overtime.

Inventory Management: Responsible for the preparation and administration of operational and capital budgets for the Husbandry and Operations section of RARC at the Satellite facilities. Orders capital and non-capital supplies, including animal feed, bedding, disposable items and chemicals. Oversees the selection of vendors and vendor bidding for items such as animal feed and bedding.

Quality Assurance: Participates in the development and implementation of written protocols (SOPs) for animal care, sanitation, environmental monitoring, and related activities. Ensures adequate space for animal housing and, in conjunction with senior management staff assigns incoming animals to specific housing areas. Directs and assesses animal care staff in procedures necessary to ensure disease control and treatment programs as determined by veterinary staff. Coordinates the reporting of animal health problems from the animal care staff to appropriate paraprofessional and professional staff.

Information Management: Responsible for the oversight and collection of accurate animal census scans and file upload into EnCCoMPass. Submits, reviews and approves MCO’s and animal transfers in EnCCoMPass and serves as a resource for all institutional staff for EnCCoMPass. In coordination with the Manager/Senior Manager, Husbandry and Facilities Operations and RARC’s Administrator, the Manager participates in recharge rate analysis by determining species-specific and independent labor and material costs. Reviews animal purchase requisitions for availability of adequate space for housing for the S and Feil facilities.

Customer Service: Responsible for assuring that the Husbandry and Facilities section of RARC at the Main meets faculty and staff needs for the animal husbandry component of their research according to applicable federal, state and local requirements. This includes user satisfaction and implementation and monitoring of quality control programs to assure adherence to applicable regulations and institutional policies and procedures. Responsible for hosting and providing facility tours to site visitors, IACUC personnel and inspectors from accreditation agencies, federal and state regulatory agencies and other organizations. Assists Manager/Senior Manager, Husbandry and Facilities Operations, Deputy/Associate Directors and Director in providing any requested information or records to these individuals. Additionally, the Manager assists Senior RARC Staff in the development and execution of plans for meeting all suggested and required items identified by the site visitors and/or inspectors in a timely manner.

Training: Ensures supervisory and animal care staff is appropriately trained in all aspects of animal husbandry and applicable facility operations. Reviews staff training needs with supervisory staff and ensures individual or group training sessions are provided. Develops and maintains a service training record system. Performs audits to ensure staff are properly trained and compliant with established SOPs.

Professional Development: Maintains and enhances professional growth and assists with quality improvement initiatives through participation in various management projects. Keeps abreast of current activities in the area of animal husbandry and animal care. Develops and implements short and long term goals for the Husbandry and Facilities section of RARC at the assigned facility.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Certification as an AALAS Lab Animal Technician (LAT)
  • High School diploma and a minimum of 3 years animal care and use program management experience.
  • Proven ability in operations and personnel management including fiscal responsibility. Knowledgeable in the operation of a large animal resource facility and program, including facility operations, equipment function, cost accounting, staffing levels, etc.
  • Must be able to make independent decisions regarding the Husbandry and Facilities section of RARC as required by the situation within the guidelines and philosophy of the Director and institutional policies and procedures.
  • Detail oriented and superb organizational skills. Computer skills required include the ability to perform word processing, database entry and construct and develop spreadsheets.
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and management skills. Oral communication skills to explain information to a varied audience including all levels of faculty and staff in an accurate and concise manner. Math skills required to account for payments, verify reports and to analyze bills and invoices. Administrative skills required including organizing and maintaining files records, approving processing requisitions.

Highly Desired Requirements

  • Certified Manager of Animal Resources
  • A bachelors or advanced degree in the natural sciences and or training in business or public administration.
  • Certification at the AALAS Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) level

Skill and Abilities

  • Must possess the ability to communicate with all levels of faculty and staff within the institution in an accurate and concise manner.
  • Administrative skills required include organizing and maintaining files records and approving and processing requisitions.
  • Must be able to make independent decisions regarding the Husbandry and Facilities section of RARC as required by the situation within the guidelines and philosophy of the Director, and institutional policies and procedures.
  • It also requires external contact which involves infrequent communications with licensing regulatory agencies, federal and state inspectors, and site visitors to give and receive factual information.
  • Detail oriented and superb organizational skills. Computer skills required include ability to perform word processing, database entry, and construct and develop spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge in the operation of a large animal resource facility and program, including facility operations, equipment function, cost accounting, staffing levels, etc.
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and management skills. Oral communication skills to explain information to a varied audience. Math skills required to account for payments, verify reports and to analyze bills and invoices. Administrative skills required include organizing and maintaining files records, approving processing requisitions.
  • This position is required to explain processes and give factual information to WCMC professional Staff and other WCMC employees.
  • Proven ability in operations and personnel management, including fiscal responsibility.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Physical Demands
Protective equipment including uniforms, steel toed boots, masks, aprons, gloves and head covers are provided and required for specific activities. Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying heavy animals (dogs, pigs, NHP), equipment and supplies weighing up to 55 lbs. Visual concentration, manual dexterity, hand eye coordination and standing for extended periods.

Work Conditions
Employee may be exposed to dust, dirt, unpleasant odors, laboratory animals, animal excreta and hot and humid surroundings. Potential exposure to animal bites and scratches, needles and other sharp instruments, infectious agents, radioisotopes, toxic chemicals, and radiation Work assignments may include weekends and holidays and requires occasional after hour contact. On Call rotation required.

No relocation assistance is provided for this position.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

To apply, please visit https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=33143&lang=en

Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. The doctors and scientists of Weill Cornell Medicine—faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Weill Cornell Physician Organization—are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side’s scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine’s powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Weill Cornell Medicine faculty provide comprehensive patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. Weill Cornell Medicine is also affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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