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(posted 5/20/19)

Job Title: Facilities Manager
Company/Organization: University of Louisville

Research Resources Facilities Manager

The University of Louisville, Department of Research Resources Facilities (RRF) is currently seeking a Facilities Manager. This position will support vivarium operations by managing 10 animal facilities and animal housing locations on our three campuses (Health Sciences, Belknap, ShelbyHurst) and processes, delivering excellent animal care and welfare. Will manage approximately 40 husbandry and cage wash staff and their supervisors. Be an integral member of 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 Research Resources Facilities Director to help ensure resources are aligned with needs and prioritization. Requirements for this position are: Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science, Animal Health, or related area. AALAS Certification at the Technologist level and completion of the AALAS Laboratory Managers Course (ILAM) may be required and six years of related experience. Additional experience may be used on a one-to-one basis to offset the educational requirements.

Official Posting and to Apply: https://www.higheredjobs.com/institution/details.cfm?JobCode=176986205&Title=Research%20Resources%20Facilities%20Manager%20%28Job%20Id%3A%2037189%29&aID=7137


(posted 5/3/19)

Job Title: Director of University Research Animal Resources
Company/Organization: University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA) invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, University Research Animal Resources.

The University of Georgia animal care and use program is on the move. We are looking for a great veterinarian to lead our growing AAALAC-accredited program. We are seeking applications and nominations to engage a Director for University Research Animal Resources (URAR). UGA URAR supports a broad variety of research activities using diverse species and promotes continuous development of a high quality, service-oriented research resource that provides optimal animal care.

Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President for Research, the Director will provide management, leadership, strategic direction, and oversight for URAR. The Director will manage and oversee a team of high performing individuals and will be responsible for directing and supervising all aspects of URAR services; ensure the provision of high-quality care to a wide range species; oversee support for research projects; and advise and consult with faculty on research programs. Additionally, the Director will mentor and instruct veterinary students, externs, and residents as part of an emerging academic comparative medicine program based in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The incumbent must be committed to advancing the broader academic and research mission of the University. The research program at UGA is diverse, and includes the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, Arts and Sciences, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Pharmacy, Ecology, and more. A state-of-the- art high-containment facility for ABSL-3 and ABSL-3Ag research and a nonhuman primate core create a unique opportunity. The Director will serve as a voting member on the IACUC and work closely with the Director of the Office of Animal Care and Use and the IACUC Chair to advance the overall institutional animal care and use program.

The Office of Research encourages and supports innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative activities that contribute to the physical, emotional and economic well-being of the people of Georgia, the nation and the world. Through partnerships and collaborations, we seek to share knowledge, increase innovation, and deliver the products of our research to the marketplace.

This is a tenure track or tenured position at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor with faculty appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Population Health. Additional professional development through collaborations are strongly encouraged and supported.

Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited college of veterinary medicine and a license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States. To be considered for the Associate Professor level, candidates must demonstrate clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature as a regional or national authority in their field of expertise. To be considered at the Professor level, candidates must show clear and convincing evidence of high levels of attainment appropriate to their work assignments. Candidates must also demonstrate national or international recognition in their field as well as the likelihood of maintaining that stature. To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate or full professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

Preferred candidate will be ACLAM certified and have 5 or more years of clearly demonstrated leadership experience. The ability to communicate clearly and concisely, and work cooperatively, with colleagues, URAR professionals, and other stakeholders is critical.

UGA is ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton.

UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the birthplace of public higher education in America. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 37,000 students, including over 28,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Additional information about the University of Georgia is available at http://www.uga.edu/.

Applications: Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by June 5, 2019 for full consideration; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above; a current resume; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).

All applicants must apply online at https://www.ugajobsearch.com. Please see the job posting at: http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/82931

To request additional information for this position or provide a nomination, please contact Dr. Christopher King at 706-542-4016 or cking@uga.edu or Damla Williams, Primary Consultant with the UGA Search Group, 706-542-7344 or damlaw@uga.edu. Letters of recommendation or a simple nomination should include the name and contact information for the nominee.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. As such, the University of Georgia is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We not only strongly encourage women, minorities and other diverse candidates to consider applying for this position, but we also maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (HRWeb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.


(posted 3/11/19)

Job Title: Supervisor – Animal Care Facilities
Company/Organization: Mayo Clinic – Rochester

Responsibilities:
Responsible for the management and development of the animal care technicians to ensure they are providing quality animal care for all research animals. Ensures that all animal care technicians are properly trained in all aspects of their position. Assumes overall responsibility among the animal care technicians for the weekly routine., Develops, tests and revises Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in accordance with the Quality Management System. Assesses the need for capital equipment/improvements, supplies/services, and takes appropriate action within budgetary parameters. Assists in the development of the MCR Quality metrics each quarter and assists with yearly QMS plans. Works directly with the principal Investigators to meet DCM demands for space and animal moves. Works directly with Safety, Occupational Health, Waste Management, Facilities, Engineering and Quality Offices as well as outside vendors, maintains all animal, facility, and census records. Performs additional job-related functions as detailed by the staff veterinarians and operations manager.

Qualifications:
Associate Degree and 4 years of lab animal experience required. Preference for degree in animal science. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Demonstration of successful leadership and management traits in a business or organizational setting.

Additional Qualifications:
Must be able to work well with others and follow directions.

License or Certification:
AALAS certification at technician or technologist level is required within 12 months of employment. AALAS certification as a Certified Manager Animal Resources is preferred.

Exemption Status: Exempt

Compensation Detail:
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $2,086.40, based on a full-time position.

Benefit Eligible: Yes

Schedule: Full Time

Weekend Schedule: On-call rotation for weekends/holidays

Telecommute/Telework: No

Site Description:
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.


(posted 3/5/19)

Job Title: Program 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 Program Manager to provide contract management and operational oversight for the National Institutes of Health Division of Veterinary Resources.

To be considered, please apply by clicking on the following link: http://bit.ly/2UkduaU

Overview: Responsible for the operational and administrative duties of the animal care and use program as directed by the National Institute of Health (NIH) Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR).

Description of Duties:

  1. Manage contract performance and deliverables, including identifying and correcting potential facility issues, creating/revising SOP’s, analyzing labor hours and budgets, creating action plans to manage multiple tasks, evaluating operation productivity, and providing continual improvement opportunities.
  2. Supervise, manage, train and direct the day-to-day activities for a team of >100 personnel, including identifying and recruiting quality candidates to fulfill contract needs, scheduling, performance planning and management, retention, and disciplinary actions.
  3. Train, mentor and assess managers and supervisors, and provide them with the proper resources to perform, report and submit required contract documentation.
  4. Evaluate and determine training needs, facility infrastructure, operational concerns, and quality of work.
  5. Assist in the development and maintenance of relationships with representatives of government, research, and contract personnel in order to coordinate activities and assist in investigations into matters concerning quality and client complaints.
  6. Create and maintain reports and communication between multiple stakeholders and working groups.
  7. Train, maintain, and report on occupational health and safety programs established by the client and SoBran policy and procedures.
  8. Apply specialized knowledge and skill in support of multiple species, transgenic models, biohazards, critical care, and surgery as it pertains to technical, husbandry, care and housing requirements.
  9. Assist investigators with protocol requirements such as equipment needs, special husbandry considerations.

Job Requirements
Qualifications:

  1. B.S. degree in Animal Science, Biology or similar discipline required (or CMAR certification in lieu of B.S degree).
  2. 8+ years’ experience as a Laboratory Animal Facility Manager in a multi-species AAALAC accredited facility.
  3. Applied knowledge of lab animal species and behavior for rodents, rabbits, new and old world non-human primates, swine and zebra fish, to include medical terminology, technical and husbandry procedures, and GLP’s.
  4. 8+ years’ experience managing animal care teams of over 100 employees, including recruiting, scheduling, performance planning, and disciplinary actions.
  5. Experience performing QA/QC of multiple facilities and SOP compliance.
  6. Knowledge of designing, planning and organization of disaster preparedness documentation and emergency procedures for government closures.
  7. Ability to work with Microsoft software programs.

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


(posted 2/12/19)

Job Title: Animal Care Technician III (Floor Lead, NHP)
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 Animal Care Technician III, Floor Lead (NHP) to serve at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, Maryland.

To apply, please click on the following link: http://bit.ly/2BvXZFe

OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of an Animal Caretaker III for the WRAIR/NMRC, Animal Care Project. These responsibilities include all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of on-site animals. Responsible for all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of research animals maintained in the WRAIR facilities.

All employees are expected to perform their duties as assigned, arrive to work at 7:00 am and depart at 3:30 pm Mon-Fri. You will be required to work on the weekend and holidays as scheduled. The weekend and holiday hours are from 7 am to 12:00 pm. In addition you will be expected to work extra hours during emergency situations or if any unexpected situation arise until work is completed.

Description of Duties:

  • Provide food and water to animals following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) or approved protocols.
  • Monitor room status adjust husbandry schedule as room population changes.
  • Perform daily checks and initial sheets for all animal rooms.
  • Provide husbandry support as needed.
  • Check all dirty cages before they leave each assigned corridor.
  • Ensure all cage cards accurately reflect the number of animals in the cage.
  • Ensure all door signs accurately reflect animals in room, make sure all protocol numbers are listed with correct investigator for each protocol (matches cage cards in room).
  • Maintain an accurate animal census in assigned animal rooms, reported weekly.
  • Ensure all animals have non-food enrichment.
  • Sanitize and decontaminate all areas of the facility.
  • Perform routine checks in rooms to ensure cages, rooms are changed and sanitized in accordance with Procedures SOPs.
  • Maintain monthly sanitation schedule and ensure all monthly tasks are completed on time.
  • Supervise receipt of and housing animals. Receive, examine, transfer, identify, and properly house incoming animal shipments according to SOPs.
  • Maintain and repair animal caging and support equipment. Report all needed maintenance to the Facility Manager.
  • Assist with receipt, stocking and maintenance of all supply inventories.
  • Assist cage wash personnel as needed.
  • Dispose of waste and animal carcasses from the facility following appropriate SOPs.
  • Assist with the restraint and manipulation of various animal species.
  • Understand and follow SOPs, safety procedures, and QA/QC guidelines for animal care at all levels of biohazard containment.
  • Perform daily animal health surveillance checks and report any abnormal conditions of either the animals or the animal room environment to the appropriate person.
  • Prepare and submit records, charts, logs, cage cards, and inventories as required by SOPs.
  • Report any abnormal conditions of the animal facility or immediate vicinity to supervisory staff.
  • Assist in training Animal Caretaker I, Animal Caretaker II, and cage wash personnel.
  • Assist in performing animal health and technical experimental procedures as directed.
  • Record experimental data for investigators as required.
  • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of accurate and detailed experimental and animal health records as directed.
  • Perform technical procedures requiring various levels of biohazard containment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Facility Manager.

Education required:
Must have HS Diploma or GED
LAT certification required

Experience required:
Experience caring for animals (Nonhuman Primates, Swine, Rabbits, Ferrets, Snakes, and Rodents) in a laboratory or veterinary environment Preferred 4 years of industry experience

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