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(posted 1/26/18)

Job Title:
Deputy Project 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.

We are currently seeking a Deputy Project Manager for our location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

OVERVIEW: The primary function of the Deputy Project Manager (DPM) is to assist with project management aspects needed for this contract to ensure work is accomplished in accordance with SOPs, standards, policies and guidelines associated with the expectations of their facilities. This includes validating staff assigned to each position to be trained and proficient in their duties and accomplish their tasks in accordance with SOPs, policies and guidelines. They are to serve as a subject matter expert in all areas of the facilities and manage the day-to-day activities, personnel and issues within the facilities in order to support the Project Manager and serve as their back up as needed. We expect the DPM to be forward thinking and create and assist in developing plans to enhance the learning abilities and performance of the staff working on this contract. The DPM must possess strong verbal communication and teaching skills. The DPM will assist management in the efficient allocation of the budget, write and maintain reports and develop and maintain an effective relationship with the client.

Description of Duties:
– Lead by example in ways that exceeds the expectation of the staff
– Understand and follow all SOPs and Quality Assurance Standards
– Assist in the development and implementation of a facility wide in-house training plan/program for each position on contact
– Assist with periodic training sessions as directed by the client for each facility including the animal care and support staff. Training is to consist of hands on demonstrations, instructional classroom or a combination of these.
– Ensure employees complete the new hire orientation, AALAS training, and mandatory training for the client site
– Perform employee performance assessments to include validation of their understanding of the SOPs and abilities to perform job duties at the acceptable standards
– Develop, review, conduct, and report on laboratory animal skill training as well as maintain training reports in accordance with SOPs and applicable guidelines and regulations
– Assist in safety training sessions for all staff and management training for supervisors
– Assist with re-training and cross training for employees as needed
– Assist with project management duties such as:
a. Develop and foster effective teamwork with the staff and management team
b. Set and clarify goals for staff, prioritize and coordinate work schedules
c. Maintains and fosters good working relationship with clients on a daily basis
d. Perform QA walkthroughs of all facilities
e. Report all animal and personnel issues and concerns to the appropriate chain of command
f. Interview potential applicants for open positions
g. Personnel management to include disciplinary investigations and actions, performance improvement plans, and periodic performance reviews
h. Conducts performance reviews
i. All other duties as assigned by program and project management
– Must be able to lift 50 lbs
– Perform all other duties as assigned by program and project management

Schedule Required: Weekend work is required as scheduled. In addition, you will be expected to work extra hours during an emergency situation if any unexpected situations arise until work is completed. This position is considered as essential staff.

Education Required:
– Must have AALAS certification at the LAT level, be eligible for the LATG certification at time of hire and become AALAS certified at the LATG level within 1 year of employment
– B.S. degree in biology, animal science, or similar discipline is preferred

Experience Required:
Must have a minimum of 5 years experience in laboratory animal science, with 2 of these years in a supervisory role
Experience with technical, husbandry and cagewash procedures associated with multiple lab animal species such as rodents, rabbits, dogs, sheep, and non-human primates; experience with biohazards and barrier techniques

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

SoBran, Inc. 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 1/26/18)

Job Title: Business Development 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, Inc. is currently searching for a Business Development Manager. This role will be responsible for generating sales and building market position by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing sales opportunities and business relationships. Will use appropriate reporting tools and achieve weekly, monthly and annual training and sales targets.

Business Development Manager Job Duties:
– Locate or propose potential business deals by contacting potential customers; discovering and exploring opportunities
– Screen potential business deals by analyzing the opportunity, deal requirements, potential, and financials; evaluating options; resolving internal priorities; recommending equity investment when appropriate
– Apply, and develop, negotiating strategies and positions by studying each opportunity and ensuring consistency with company training, strategies and operations; examining risks and potentials; estimating customers’ needs and goals
– Close new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operations
– Protect organization’s and customer’s value by keeping information confidential
– Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining and growing personal networks; participating in professional organizations
– Enhance the organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
– Adhere to and improve the Customer Service strategy and tactics
– Local daily travel up to 80%, overnight travel up to 20%

Requirements: GLP experience required. Three or more years selling or business experience. A biological science degree, MBA or equivalent. Training on all job-related activities will be provided. Successful candidate will possess the following: Customer Empathy, Closing Skills, Motivation for Sales, Prospecting Skills, Sales Planning, Selling to Customer Needs, Territory Management, Market Knowledge, Presentation Skills, High Energy Level, Acceptance of Alternative Work Schedule, Meeting Sales Goals, Professionalism, Willingness to Work as an Individual Contributor and Team Player, Situational Awareness, Great Communication Skills, Attention to Detail, Consistency, Trustworthy, Commitment to the Company Goals and Image, Personal Responsibility.

To apply for this opportunity, please visit:
https://goo.gl/wdX4bU

SoBran, Inc. 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 12/22/17)

Job Title: Vivarium Coordinator
Company/Organization: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Howard Hughes Medical Institute is searching for a Vivarium Coordinator to join the Vivarium staff at the Janelia Research Campus.

Janelia’s Vivarium supports ground-breaking research in a variety of animal models, including aquatic and terrestrial species, with significant emphasis on zebrafish and rodents. Vivarium operations are designed to maximize scientific progress and impact, while providing best-in-class welfare for, and responsible use of, laboratory animals. Our approach involves Vivarium staff working very closely with our scientists to achieve these results, by allowing researchers to focus on data intensive tasks and taking responsibility and ownership of processes that involve animals, but are not data driven.

With the position of Vivarium Coordinator, we are presenting an opportunity to play an integral role in the Vivarium, assisting researchers with collaborations through the import and export of animal models, ensure researchers have the animals they need for their studies, and helping coordinate the onboarding and training of new vivarium staff members and researchers that utilize vivarium services.

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for coordinating all imports and exports of animals.
  • Develops all documentation required for shipping animals.
  • Communicates with Vivarium management, staff, other institutions, and couriers involved in the shipping process.
  • Communicates with Innovation Management regarding material transfer agreement (MTA) requirements as it relates to animal imports and exports.
  • Maintains records, utilizing established databases, associated with all imports and exports of animals.
  • Receives and places orders for animals from commercial vendors.
  • Maintains records, both electronic and paper, related to animal orders.
  • Communicates with Vivarium staff regarding scheduled animal deliveries.
  • Utilizes established databases for animal orders and printing cage cards.
  • Responsible for updating internal and external Vivarium web pages.
  • Responsible for coordinating the application, amendment, and reporting for any permits needed to work with animals in research.
  • Responsible for performing and coordinating monthly billing of Vivarium services to research labs.
  • Coordinates the onboarding and offboarding process of Vivarium staff and contractors.
  • May be requested to assist with packing or receiving animals from vendors or other institutions.
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, interviews, orientations, and other Vivarium events.
  • Perform other office duties such as order placement, On-Campus Purchasing reconciliation, assist in assessing shared resource chargebacks, check requests, travel and business expense reimbursements, track express mail deliveries, and perform miscellaneous administrative duties as required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

The successful candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Excellent skills using PC/Mac computers and applications, including Microsoft applications (e.g. Word, Excel, etc.). Experience with FileMaker Pro a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing.
  • Familiar with federal, state, and local laws, policies, and regulations relating to the use of animals in research, with a focus on animal transportation.
  • Strong sense of customer service.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to deal effectively with research scientists, laboratory technical staff, administrative staff, management, outside contractors, vendors, and government agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, service-oriented, rapidly changing environment to accomplish mutual goals.
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks, to learn tasks independently, to apply experience to develop new techniques, and to retain information associated with tasks. Actively seeks opportunities to increase skills and expertise. Remains technically and administratively current in job.
  • Able to draft routine correspondence and basic reports and ensure accuracy of spelling and language.

HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please go to: https://hhmi-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=691&company_id=16908&version=1&source=ONLINE&jobOwner=992639&aid=1


(posted 12/11/17)

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 Rockville, Maryland.

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

Description of Duties:

  • Supervise daily activities of animal caretakers, animal technicians and cagewash personnel
  • Assign work to the staff
  • Acting Facility Manager in their absence and any other supervisory position as needed ie. Senior Technician
  • Ensure that instructions of the Facility Manager are implemented
  • Ensure that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and the contractor’s policies and procedures are adhered to by the staff
  • Ensure the safety and proper care of the animals and the proper maintenance of the animal facility
  • Understand the duties of a facility safety officer, including requirements of the occupational safety and health program
  • Assist the training department as needed
  • 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
  • Perform and maintain an inventory of facility supplies (to include feed and bedding) and order supplies as needed
  • Report any abnormal conditions of the animal facility or immediate vicinity to appropriate personnel
  • 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 arise until work is completed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Schedule: All employees are expected to perform their duties as assigned, arrive to work at 7:00 am and depart at 3:30 pm 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 arise until work is completed.

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

Experience Required: 3 years’ experience in a laboratory animal facility, 1 year of which is in a supervisory position. Must have a working knowledge of all activities of animal facility operations to include the technical skill set to successfully perform multiple procedures on multiple species such as rodents and ferrets. Must have a working knowledge of biohazard containment. Must complete the required training and receive clearance on the duties of Assistant Facility Manager as outlined.

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 11/22/17)

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.