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(posted 5/30/18)

Job Title: Director, Animal Lab Facility
Company/Organization: Fox Chase Cancer Center

Director, Animal Lab Facility
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

As one of the first cancer hospitals in the country, Fox Chase Cancer Center has been a national leader in cancer treatment, research, and prevention for more than 100 years. Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is committed to providing the best treatment options for our patients, and delivering that care with compassion.

At Fox Chase, we consider defeating cancer to be our calling. Our unique culture allows employees to work collaboratively with a single, shared focus, regardless of which department they’re in.

We have an outstanding opportunity for a Director of the Laboratory Animal Facility (LAF) to provide overall operational and scientific direction for this major shared research resource. The Director also serves as the Attending Veterinarian, and is responsible for laboratory animal care and use. The Director consults with Cancer Center members and provides advice on animal care and use matters. The Director is responsible for oversight and supervision LAF personnel. The Director works with the Facility Advisory Committee to ensure that the LAF has the necessary resources to continue to provide services that support the research of Cancer Center members that require the use of animals in their research.

Education:
Doctorate Degree : Veterinary Medicine (Required)

Experience:
7 years experience working as a doctor in veterinary medicine caring for small animals (mice, rats, rabbits, etc.) (Required)

License/Certifications:
VET-LIC – PA Veterinary License (Required)

It’s essential for us to recruit not only the best talent in hospital care but hire well-qualified prospective employees who are committed to serving our patients with the passion and excellence for which Fox Chase is known. Apply today to be part of the future of prevailing over cancer.

Apply:
https://tuhs.taleo.net/careersection/tuhs_ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=181525&tz=GMT-04%3A00

Fox Chase Cancer Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer


(posted 5/16/18)

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 multiple contracts within SoBran’s BioScience Division.

OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Program Manager for the NIH, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). These responsibilities include all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of on-site animals.

Description of Duties:

  • Serve as liaison between Animal Care Contract and the NIAID Project Officer(s)
  • Ensure that contract requirements are met, including proper staffing and AALAS certification requirements
  • Facilitate all activities concerning Contract personnel and Program Management
  • Develop and maintain relationships with representatives of government, Investigators and contract personnel in order to coordinate activities and conduct investigations in matters concerning quality and client complaints
  • Supervise Facility Managers, Administrative Managers, Training Manager, Human Resources Specialist, QA / QC Technician and the Deputy Program Managers, and assist in preparation of their annual performance appraisals
  • Monitors schedules to ensure that program deadlines / deliverables are met
  • Ensures safety, security, and physical environment of facilities are compliant
  • Maintains project specific QA plans and procedures
  • Monitors and reviews QA/QC activities for the program
  • Provides oversight and reviews animal care and husbandry and other technical support
  • Assist in personnel matters in collaboration with supervisory staff to include, but not limited to disciplinary issues
  • Participate in interviews and selection of all key personnel
  • Assist in communication with NIAID investigators
  • Always think safety first when performing daily duties
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Requirements Include:

  • 5 years experience in a laboratory animal facility, 6 years of which are in a supervisory position
  • Must have experience in managing animal facilities, including barrier management, hazard containment, and data management
  • Must complete the required training and receive clearance on the duties of the Program Manager as outlined
  • Ability to comfortably lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to remain in a seated position for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to read from a computer or laptop monitor for several hours at a time including fonts of various sizes from a variety of sources
  • Use hands and wrists for repetitive tasks frequently, such as typing, mouse movement and filing
  • Wear appropriate clothing and/or PPE as defined by standard operating procedure (SOP), animal study proposal (ASP), and the Safety Department to enter animal facilities as needed

Required Education: Must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent; and be certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) as a Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG).

To apply for this opportunity, please visit:
http://bit.ly/2wMheuh

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 5/16/18)

Job Title: Deputy 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 Deputy Program Manager to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Deputy Program Manager for the NIH, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). These responsibilities include all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of on-site animals.

Description of Duties:

  • Serve as liaison between Animal Care Contract and the NIAID Project Officer(s), in the Program Manager’s absence
  • Ensure that contract requirements are met, including proper staffing and AALAS certification requirements, in the Program Manager’s absence
  • Facilitate activities concerning Contract personnel and Program Management
  • Develop and maintain relationships with representatives of government, investigators and contract personnel in order to coordinate activities and conduct investigations in matters concerning quality and client complaints
  • Supervise Facility Managers, Administrative Managers, Training Manager, and Research Support Specialists, and assist in preparation of their annual performance appraisals
  • Monitor schedules to ensure that program deadlines/deliverables are met
  • Ensure safety, security, and physical environment of facilities are compliant
  • Maintain project specific QA plans and procedures
  • Monitor and review QA/QC activities for the program
  • Provide oversight and review animal care and husbandry and other technical support
  • Assist in personnel matters in collaboration with supervisory staff to include, but not limited to disciplinary issues
  • Participate in interviews and selection of personnel
  • Assist in communication with NIAID investigators
  • Always think safety first when performing daily duties
  • 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. You will be required to work on the weekends as scheduled. The weekend/holiday hours are from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm (no more than 8 hours per day). In addition, you may be expected to work extra hours during an emergency situation or if any unexpected situation arise until work is completed.

Requirements include:

  • Must have experience in managing animal facilities, including barrier management, hazard containment, and data management
  • Must complete the required training and receive clearance on the duties of the Deputy Program Manager as outlined
  • Ability to comfortably lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to remain in a seated position for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to read from a computer or laptop monitor for several hours at a time including fonts of various sizes from a variety of sources
  • Use hands and wrists for repetitive tasks frequently, such as typing, mouse movement and filing
  • Wear appropriate clothing and/or PPE as defined by standard operating procedure (SOP), animal study proposal (ASP), and the Safety Department to enter animal facilities as needed

Education Required: Must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent; be certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) as a Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG); and have 5 years experience in a laboratory animal facility, 6 years of which are in a supervisory position.

To apply for this opportunity, please visit:
http://bit.ly/2k3dBHr

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 5/2/18)

Job Title: Animal Facility Specialist II (Technical Supervisor)
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 an Animal Facility Specialist II to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Poolesville, Maryland.

OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of Animal Facility Specialist II for the NIH, Laboratory Animal Research Contract (LARC). This description is not inclusive of all duties required to successfully complete the job each day. It is intended to reflect SoBran’s contractual obligations to the LARC. Employees are expected to complete all assigned duties each day.

This position’s responsibilities include:

  • Understand and follow all SOPs and Quality Assurance Standards
  • Coordinate daily tasks to ensure everything is completed in a thorough and efficient manner
  • Manage a team of veterinary technicians to ensure everyone is working as an efficient and cohesive team
  • Develop and foster effective teamwork with staff and management team
  • Set and clarify goals for staff, prioritizes and coordinates work schedules
  • Lead by ways that exceed the expectation of the staff
  • Use imagination and creativity when seeking solutions to problems, considers the potential impact on other areas of the program
  • Identify and communicate signs of abnormal health and behavior in multiple species
  • Communicate any animal issues with vet staff and relay information to husbandry staff
  • Work with Government client and assist with all tasks as needed
  • Identify and fix facility related maintenance issues
  • Conduct a weekly facility walk through and identify any issues and follow up with staff to ensure all items have been resolved
  • Safely and correctly handle and restrain animals for observation and procedure
  • Collect and record physiological data (pulse, respiration, heart rate, body temperature, etc.)
  • Calculate drug dosages and administration frequencies
  • Maintain drug inventory according to DEA reporting standards
  • Maintain and QA medical records
  • Assist the veterinarians and research staff with surgical preparations and procedures
  • Collect, preserve and prepare blood, urine, stool, and tissue samples for testing and shipment
  • Prepare and administer clinical treatments as directed (Topical, PO, IM, SQ, IV, ID) to critical and chronic animals.(Weekends)
  • Identify and report abnormal animal behavior
  • Provide technical guidance and training to level I and II staff
  • Assist with breeding colony management and record keeping
  • Collect post-mortem specimens for shipment or evaluation
  • Interview potential applicants for open positions
  • Create daily and monthly reports
  • Conduct disciplinary sessions and performance reviews
  • Participate in/ present weekly facility related or SOP training
  • Read and edit SOP’s as needed
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned

Required Schedule: All employees are expected to arrive to work at the time specified for the position to which they are assigned. Work hours typically occur between 6:00 am and 5:30 pm M-F. These assignments may include working on weekends and holidays and will be at the discretion of the Program Management Staff. Weekend/Holiday hours range from 5:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Required Experience: 5 years of experience in the Laboratory Animal field working with multiple species preferred, will consider candidates with comparable experience and length of service in companion animal practice.

Required Education:

Employees’ appointed to the position of Animal Facility Specialist II must meet one of the following standards prior to appointment:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in one of the Physical Sciences, Animal Sciences, or related discipline
  • Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology and practical experience in the required position

Certification: Existing LAT certification and complete LATG within 1 year of hire/eligibility required

To apply for this opportunity, please visit: https://goo.gl/zSF8ZZ

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 5/2/18)

Job Title: Research Support Specialist (Rodent Quarantine 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 provide them with 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 Research Support Specialist I (Rodent Quarantine Manager) to serve at the National Institutes of Health campus in Poolesville, Maryland.

OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Research Support Specialist – Rodent Quarantine Manager for the NIH, Laboratory Animal Care Project. These responsibilities include all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of laboratory animals. This person is expected to be familiar with the day-to-day activities, personnel and issues within the facilities. We expect the individual 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 position will assist the Program Management in the efficient allocation of the budget and develop and maintain an effective relationship with the Government staff.

Description of Duties:

  • Understand and follow all SOPs and Quality Assurance Standards
  • Alert veterinary staff and supervisor of emergencies, signs of abnormal or poor health, abnormal behavior or other animal concerns
  • Alert supervisors of any facility variances or concerns and document as instructed
  • Perform and document animal health checks
  • Perform animal husbandry duties as assigned
  • Perform and document daily facility and room maintenance and sanitation as assigned
  • Safely and correctly handle animals
  • Maintain all documentation records accurately
  • Ensure supplies are kept at adequate levels
  • Receive, examine, transfer, identify and properly house shipped or transferred animals
  • Prepare and submit required written records, charts, logs and inventories as requested by the Task Manager
  • Collect, preserve, and prepare blood, urine, fecal and skin samples
  • Assist investigators with protocol specific needs
  • Maintain quarantine colony management and record keeping
  • Assist other animal caretakers as assigned
  • Lead by example in ways that exceed the expectation of the staff
  • Assume a position as a team leader which includes helping to prepare the floor, solve everyday problems with minimal supervision, assist other caretakers, and supervisory staff while maintaining an air of professionalism.
  • Assume shared responsibilities with other defined staff in the absence of the Task Manager
  • Participate in weekly technical or SOP training
  • Assist and/or perform ANY contract related activity as assigned by the Task Manager
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Schedule Requirements: All employees are expected to perform their duties as assigned. Works hours may vary but typically are schedule between 6:00 am and 3:30 pm M-F, and 5:30 am-1:00 pm on weekends and holidays.

Required Experience: 2-3 years prior laboratory animal experience preferred

Required Education:

  • A BA/BS in the Animal or other related science
  • A High School diploma and equivalent experience

Certification: Employees must hold a current AALAS certification at the LAT level, or achieve this certification within one year of appointment to the position.

Compensation: Commensurate with education/experience

To apply for this opportunity, please visit: https://goo.gl/oMnt5B

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, or disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.


(posted 4/13/18)

Job Title: Director of Laboratory Animal Facility
Company/Organization: Louisiana Tech University

Director of Laboratory Animal Facility

Louisiana Tech University

This position is a 12-month non-faculty appointment with primary duties to include oversight and operation of the Laboratory Animal Facility and laboratories in the Biomedical Engineering Building, member of university’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) responsible for preparing all reports requested by OLAW, USDA or other government and public entity concerning animal use and facility operation, and safety officer for Biomedical Engineering laboratories. General facility oversight and maintenance of the Biomedical Engineering building consisting of 10,000 ft2 of research space, half dedicated for animal studies, supporting over 14 faculty. Louisiana Tech University is a comprehensive Tier 1 research university committed to quality in teaching, research, service and economic development.

Specific Duties include:

  • Direct and carry out the activities related to the operation of the Laboratory Animal Facility in the Biomedical Engineering Building, and satellite animal facilities on campus
  • Examine the animals once per day, including weekends and holidays
  • Communicate with investigators to relay animal health info including breeding updates and growth patterns.
  • Monitor animal numbers and facility capacity, as well as animal numbers in regards to approved protocols.
  • Monitor Air quality, temperature, humidity of animal facility
  • Feed and water animals as needed
  • Change bedding, move animals, clean cages, and clean animal facilities weekly
  • Order or breed new animals/Order Facility/animal supplies
  • Dispose of dead animals properly
  • Euthanize animals when required
  • Assist faculty, staff, and students in preparing written information, research protocols, and grant applications
  • Teach faculty, staff, and students related to safe, humane, and legal vertebrate animal use.
    Provide public relations information as needed.

  • Maintain equipment and conduct animal equipment inventory in the Animal Facility
  • Maintain facility budget and process required Facility use Fees.
  • Coordinate with outside groups on facility construction and upgrades
  • Seeks continuing education such as conferences and online seminars in order to stay updated on current animal regulations and policies.
  • Oversee and train student workers in assisting in daily animal care routines.

Coordinate and advise as a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and serve as a liaison with government and public entities concerning animal use and facility operation. Responsible for preparing all reports requested by OLAW, USDA, and any other government agency or the University, and to forward to the Institutional Officer as defined by these agencies.

Serve as the safety officer and property control for the Biomedical Engineering Building.

Develop and ensure appropriate safety training for all authorized users. Conduct period safety inspections of all laboratory facilities in the Biomedical Engineering Building. Collect annual chemical inventory for submission to University Environmental Health and Safety office.

Qualifications include:

  • Experience with animal care and handling;
  • Able to understand, implement and document compliance with federal and state animal use regulations, safety regulations, and risk management regulations;
  • Good interpersonal communication skills.
  • A B.S. is required (biology-related field preferred).

This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Research and Partnerships (Institutional Officer for IACUC) with daily supervision provided by the Academic Director for Biomedical Engineering.

To apply, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to the attention of:
Dr. James Palmer, Associate Dean of Research for College of Engineering and Science, Louisiana Tech University, DAFsearch@latech.edu.

Review of applications will begin April 16, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Louisiana Tech University, a member of the University of Louisiana System, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


(posted 4/5/18)

Job Title: Attending Veterinarian
Company/Organization: University of Idaho

University of Idaho

Attending Veterinarian

Location: Moscow

Division/College: University Research (Div)

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $94,500 to $118,126 per year

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The Attending Veterinarian (AV) is responsible for providing direct or delegated veterinary care for all animals used in research, testing, teaching, and outreach across the main University of Idaho campus and all University of Idaho satellite locations to ensure the health and welfare of animals and compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies. The AV serves as the regulatory Attending Veterinarian and a standing voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC ) and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC ). The AV plans, develops, directs, and implements all aspects of the veterinary care program. Reporting to the Director of Research Assurances, the AV is accountable to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and is responsible for supervision of the Laboratory Animal Research Facility (LARF ).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM , VMD , or equivalent degree from an AVMA -accredited institution, or certification from either the AVMA /ECFVG , AAVSB /PAVE , or other equivalent foreign graduate equivalency program.
  • Three years licensed veterinary experience, including post-graduate experience in laboratory animal care and medicine.
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in Idaho, or eligibility for Idaho licensure with the application submitted within the first 10 days of hire.
  • USDA certification for issuance of health certificates in Idaho, or eligibility for USDA certification with the application submitted within the first 10 days of hire.
  • Controlled substance registrations with the DEA and Idaho State Board of Pharmacy, or eligibility for registrations with the applications submitted within the first 10 days of hire.
  • After hour on-call availability for emergency animal care consultation and response.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong clinical, diagnostic, and surgical skills with a variety of small and large laboratory animal species.
  • Excellent knowledge of animal welfare regulations and contemporary practices in animal health, care, and use.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong managerial and supervisory skills.
  • Diplomate, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Prior veterinary experience at an academic research institution.
  • Completion of a residency in laboratory animal medicine.
  • Prior veterinary experience with farm animals, birds, aquatics, and other wildlife.
  • Experience at an AAALAC accredited institution or with AAALAC accreditation process.
  • Prior experience working with animal biosafety levels 1-3.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: SP001743P

Posting Date: 03/30/2018

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Preferential review of applicants to begin on April 30, 2018.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/1197467

EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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(posted 3/26/18)

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 to serve at Christopher Newport University (CNU) in Newport News, Virginia.

OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Facility Manager for the CNU CompMed, Animal Care Project. These responsibilities include all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of on-site animals.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Understands and follows all SOPs and Quality Assurance Standards. Writes needed SOPs.
  2. Responsible for assisting Project/Program Manager with operational management support
  3. Ensures that staff assigned to each position are trained and proficient with SOPs, policies and guidelines associated with their position. Expectation of familiarity with day-to-day activities, personnel needs and facility issues
  4. Ensures animals are cared for and maintained in accordance with Animal Welfare Regulations, U.S. Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
  5. Maintain an effective level of communication with the Project/Program Manager
  6. Distributes reports as needed to SoBran staff, PI staff and institutional personnel. Assists in developing and maintaining relationships with investigators, their staff, maintenance personnel and SoBran personnel in order to coordinate activities
  7. Assists in developing and maintaining relationships with investigators, their staff, maintenance personnel and SoBran personnel in order to coordinate activities.
  8. Assists in personnel matters in collaboration with supervisory staff to include, but not limited to annual reviews and disciplinary issue
  9. Assists as needed with interviewing and selection of SoBran personnel
  10. Responsible for ordering food and other supplies for the facility
  11. Must be able to lift a maximum of 50 lbs; bend, stoop, climb and stand for a prolonged period.
  12. Create and maintain animal database in accordance to site expectations
  13. Prepare, process and approve orders for laboratory animals and supporting supplies
  14. Project, prepare, monitor and maintain department budget
  15. Perform any other duties as assigned

Education Required: Expectation of A.A. in Veterinary Technology or B.S. in Biology, Animal Science or related discipline and LATG level or equivalent training or experience

Experience Required:

Must have experience working with multiple animal species. Ensures animals are cared for and maintained in accordance with Animal Welfare Regulations, U.S. Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Must possess strong verbal communication, teaching skills and be knowledgeable of veterinary medical terminology and animal facility operations

4 years experience in a laboratory animal facility, 2 of which are in a supervisory position. Must have experience with husbandry and technical support of rodent facilities, barrier management, hazard containment, zebra fish facilities, technical proficiency and data management. Must have knowledge and understanding for industry specific work place safety and accident prevention techniques. Must be well organized, able to plan, and have good time management skills. Must be able to work in a team environment and be adaptable.

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

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 3/26/18)

Job Title: Project Manager (Facility Task 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 Project Manager (Facility Task Manager) to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Project/Task Manager for SoBran’s animal care contracts. The function of the Project Manager is to manage and lead the people assigned to the task in such a way that the work is accomplished in accordance with SOPs, policies and guidelines associated with the expectations of their facilities. They are to serve as the subject matter expert in all areas of the facility. This person is expected to be familiar with the day-to-day activities, personnel and issues within the facilities they manage. We expect the task managers to be forward thinking and create plans to mitigate potential risks within their tasks. The Project/Task Manager must have strong supervisory skills and be capable of exercising and maintaining complete control of the employees and work performed on the task. The Project/Task Manager will assist program management in the efficient allocation of the budget, write and maintain reports and develop and maintain an effective relationship with the Government staff. This person will act as a liaison between contract and Government personnel, work with the human resources department in the hiring, disciplining, promoting and termination of personnel.

Essential Duties of the Project Manager I:

  • Understands and ensures staff follows all SOP’s and Quality Assurance Standards
  • Develops and fosters effective teamwork with staff and management team
  • Sets and clarifies goals for staff, prioritizes and coordinates work schedules
  • Leads by example in ways that exceeds the expectation of the staff
  • Uses imagination and creativity when seeking solutions to problems, considers the potential impact on other areas of the program
  • Maintains and fosters good working relationship with clients on a daily basis
  • Performs weekly walk-throughs with Government Facility Manager
  • Works with the client to provide resolutions to operational issues/concerns in a timely manner
  • Assists in training classes
  • Interviews potential applicants for open positions
  • Creates the daily and monthly report
  • Conducts disciplinary sessions and performance reviews
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned

Schedule: Work hours are 7:00 am to 3:30 pm M-F. Weekends work is required as scheduled. The weekend hours are from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. In addition, extra work hours are expected during an emergency situation or if any unexpected situation should arise until work is completed.

Experience Required: 3-5 years of management experience in the Laboratory Animal field with increasing levels of responsibility, and 5 years of veterinary technical experience in the Laboratory Animal field working with multiple species.

Education Required:

Employees’ appointed to the position of Project/Task Manager must meet one of the following standards prior to appointment:

An Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology
A Bachelor’s degree in one of the Physical Sciences, Animal Sciences, or related discipline
Certification: Employees must hold an AALAS certification at the LATg, or CMAR level

To apply for this opportunity, please visit:
https://goo.gl/NsSN86

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 3/13/18)

Associate Director of Operations- Comparative Medicine
Groton, CT

This role will support the Research and Development efforts on site by directing daily operations of a program to deliver flawless animal care and welfare at a large multi-species GLP compliant vivarium. Assure the quality of care and animal facility environment is in compliance with regulations and AAALAC International guidelines. Contribute to managing the resourcing for animal care and study support through partnerships with Research and Development (Drug Safety, Pharmacokinetics Dynamics and Metabolism, Research Units). Ensure facility space, equipment and associated resources are efficiently deployed and metrics tracked.

Role Responsibilities

  • Assure that the care and welfare of laboratory animals is provided in accordance with USDA and GLP regulations and AAALAC International guidelines
  • Provide leadership to the Comparative Medicine Operations group to maximize the contribution of professional and technical staff to meet CM’s strategic objectives
  • Optimize the execution of the daily operational workload and management of a large complex group to deliver flawless animal care and welfare, support in vivo experimentation, harmonize business practices and support the preventative medicine program.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in areas critical to animal facility and program support including cage wash, husbandry practices, caging, and water systems
  • Responsible for development and implementation of appropriate quality assurance programs, evaluation of capital equipment and supplies and effective management of physical resources within CM.
  • Lead in operational excellence by defining metrics and key performance indicators. Work with CM colleagues at other sites to share practices in managing resources and standardizing operations.
  • Assess development and implementation of enhanced and/or new technologies, equipment and procedures for application to the work environment.
  • Manage talent through focused colleague career development and performance management.
  • As a member of the site CM leadership team, play a key role in building and executing a comprehensive strategy for CM, and partner with all groups in CM to optimize cross-line operational efficiency and set staff project priorities to improve productivity through effective management practices.
  • Will 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 and AAALAC accreditation standards.

Qualifications
Minimum Required Qualifications

  • BS or BA in related field such as biology or animal science with 9 years of Progressive supervisory and managerial experience in a laboratory animal setting
  • LATG certification required
  • Demonstrated ability to direct a program of substantial breadth and complexity with experience in project execution.
  • Demonstrated skill and interest in personnel supervision and development.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS, DVM or Ph.D in related field
  • CMAR
  • Supervisory experience in a GLP pharmaceutical setting
  • Experience with nonhuman primates

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 on- site 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
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Direct Link
https://pfizer.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PfizerCareers/job/United-States—Connecticut—Groton/Associate-Director-of-Operations–Comparative-Medicine_4693388-2