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(posted 10/5/18)

Job Title: Director of Facilities (Husbandry, Operations, Logistics) – Division of Comparative Medicine
Company/Organization: Washington University in St. Louis

Position Summary:
Washington University in St. Louis seeks nominations and recommendations for the Director of Facilities, Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM). This is a career defining opportunity for an experienced laboratory animal facilities management professional to take a leadership role in the daily operations and planning for the Division of Comparative Medicine of one of the country’s leading research universities. This position reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Veterinary Affairs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leadership role in the daily operation of DCM’s four primary and five secondary animal facilities (325,000 sq. ft.)
  • Manages a 160 member staff
  • Ensures that all animal facilities are maintained to meet the university’s compliance requirements and those of all regulatory and accrediting agencies (USDA, OLAW/NIH, and AAALAC)
  • Provides strategic leadership for the planning and design of new animal facilities and associated research space
  • Is responsible for maintenance, upgrades and replacement of equipment and infrastructure (automatic watering systems, individual ventilated cage systems, and information system platforms)
  • Oversight of the operating budget and animal inventory management

Qualified candidates will possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business or related field
  • At least seven years of experience in husbandry/facilities management in a large, complex research environment
  • AALAS certification as a Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATg) or Certified Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR)
  • HIghly developed communication and interpersonal skills are essential
  • A deep understanding of the Animal Welfare Act, NIH Guidelines, and AAALAC accreditation standards

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Masters in Business Administration (MBA) or Masters in Laboratory Animal Science (MLAS)
  • CMAR certification
  • Experience managing a staff of more than 100 employees

Questions or nominations of individuals for consideration should be directed to Mark Prosperi, Executive Director of Talent Management at prosperim@wustl.edu. Candidates should submit a professional résumé and a letter of application electronically via the university’s employment website at https://jobs.wustl.edu/ job # 41815.


(posted 9/21/18)

Job Title: Assistant Director, Laboratory Animal Resources
Company/Organization: Florida State University

Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) at Florida State University has an immediate opening for an Assistant Director. LAR, a service entity of the Florida State University Office of Research, is responsible for care of all vertebrate animals used in teaching and research across the University. LAR exists to advance the teaching and research missions of the University by providing, faculty, staff, and students training and support in the use of laboratory animals and by maintaining exemplary standards of animal care through effective resource management.

Responsibilities:
Oversees the daily operations of the animal vivaria and support areas of all LAR maintained facilities. Directly supervises the functions and activities of LAR animal care staff. Ensures that animal care staff follow established operating procedures. Schedules, assigns and reassigns work to ensure efficient utilization of manpower, equipment and facilities. Determines needs and makes recommendations for staffing and new/replacement equipment and/or services. Directs and assesses animal care staff in procedures necessary to ensure disease control and treatment programs as determined by veterinary staff. When necessary, coordinates the reporting of animal health problems from the animal care staff to appropriate paraprofessional and professional staff and/or research lab members. Coordinates hiring, orienting, training, assessing, disciplinary action and termination procedures for LAR animal care staff. Participates in development and implementation of quality assurance and compliance programs related to animal care and related activities to ensure standards conform to AAALAC, USDA, Guide, IACUC and department policies and guidelines. Works with LAR administrative team in cost analysis and auxiliary rate setting. Reviews animal orders and research needs, assesses space availability and assigns housing/procedure space within departmental guidelines. Participates in and provides input for planning, design and commissioning of renovations and new spaces. Participates in emergency response planning and contingency planning for animal facilities. Rotates after hours, weekend and holiday coverage with other LAR non-veterinary personnel.

Performs rounds in animal facilities to ensure maintenance of required sanitation standards and conformance to AAALAC, USDA, Guide, IACUC and department policies and guidelines; observes and reports noticeable deficiencies. Provides detailed written inspection reports of all the animal facilities routinely to the LAR Director. Participates in department and IACUC inspections, AAALAC site visits and other regulatory visits. Ensures that equipment and facilities are maintained in operational condition. Ensures that equipment or facility issues are reported in a timely fashion and follows through to ensure the problems are resolved. Responsible for information and inventory management such as approving time and leave for animal care staff, assessing inventories, coordinating supply orders while remaining within budgetary constraints. Performs other duties as assigned.

Initiates and/or participates in the development and implementation of written protocols (standard operating procedures) for animal care, sanitation, environmental monitoring, and related activities necessary for appropriate functioning of the animal vivaria and support areas. Participates in training of research personnel. Attends regional or national meetings periodically in order to remain current with industry standards and to promote teamwork and growth in LAR.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and 4 years of experience related to the duties of the job, or Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of related experience.
  • Current LATG Certification issued by AALAS
  • Effective communication and collaboration that produces productive working relationships with animal research program users.
  • Experience working in laboratory animal facility.
  • Experience supervising and managing staff.
  • Experience communicating effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient computer skills, familiarity with office equipment, and the ability to use both on a daily basis to complete work.
  • Ability to lift items up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to work after hours, holiday or weekend emergency duty schedule.
  • Valid driver’s license for transport of animals and materials between campus vivaria.
  • Must pass post offer physical examination, to be completed by a qualified healthcare provider.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree.
  • Experience in project management.
  • CMAR Certification.
  • Five years’ experience working as staff/facility manager in a research animal facility.
  • Some experience working in academic Animal Care and Use Program.

To apply, please visit the link below and enter the Job ID 44204. The position will close on October 9, 2018.

https://jobs.omni.fsu.edu/psc/sprdhr_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant&Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1

For questions regarding the position, please contact Ms. LaToya Brown at Lbrown5@fsu.edu or 850-644-4262.

Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf


(posted 9/20/18)

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.

We are currently seeking a Facility Manager for our client facility in Pittsburgh, PA. To apply, please click on the following link: http://bit.ly/2xpv582

The candidate will be responsible for managing a university laboratory animal care facility. This incumbent supervises the facility husbandry and technical staff and oversee facility operations and space utilization. A primary responsibility is to ensure that daily operations are accomplished in accordance with federal regulations and institutional policies. The Facility Manager also assists with the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of policies, practices, and activities that support the institutional animal care and use program; manages personnel training, mentoring, and professional development, and works collaboratively with the facility veterinarian to facilitate faculty research goals.

Education Required:

  • A minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Animal Science (or a similar Biological Science) plus certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), at the Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) level within 24 months of start date
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science or a similar biological science and/or certification at the Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) and Certified Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR) levels is desired.
  • Relevant (minimum) training, experience and skills include:
  • Five years of experience working in an animal research or animal production facility with at least two years in a leadership role.
  • Strong working knowledge of animal husbandry practices and procedures for common laboratory animals.
  • Strong working knowledge of all animal facility functional areas and operations, including cage wash facilities.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and skills.
  • Ability to work directly with a variety of laboratory animal species.
  • Ability to wear personal protection equipment (PPE) appropriate for the species, animal housing conditions, or work area.
  • Ability to lift/move/ push/pull 50 pounds.
  • Basic computer skills including the ability to use common applications (e.g., mail, Word, Excel) and prepare monthly billings.
  • Ability to face and resolve conflict.
  • Ability to complete projects on schedule
  • Demonstrate ability to train staff in all areas of animal husbandry

Candidate must be available to work some evenings/weekends/holidays.

Vaccinations and/or TB testing will be required.

Position is contingent upon a successful background check.


(posted 8/31/18)

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 serve at our facility in Poolesville, Maryland.

OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Program Manager at the NIHAC, Laboratory Animal Research Contract (LARC 8). These responsibilities include all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of on-site animals. The function of the Program Manager is to ensure that all contract staff assigned to each line item are is trained and proficient in such a way that the work is accomplished in accordance with DVR SOPs, policies and guidelines associated with the expectations of their position. This person is expected to be familiar with the day-to-day activities, personnel and issues within the LARC 8 Task Order. The Program Manager is to be forward thinking and create and assist in developing plans to enhance the learning abilities and performance of the staff supporting the SOW for LARC 8. The Program Manager must possess strong verbal communication, teaching skills and be knowledgeable of veterinary medical procedures, terminology and all aspects of animal facility operations.

Description of Duties:

  • Willingness to provide hands-on support in a fast-paced large animal facility
  • Must possess effective communication skills and interface effectively with customers to provide resolutions to operational issues/ concerns in an expeditious manner
  • Must maintain an effective level of communication with Division Director and corporate personnel
  • Manage, coordinate and submit all LARC 8 contract deliverables specified in the Statement of Work
  • Coordinate and conduct facility Quality Control inspections
  • Provide direct oversight of managers, veterinarians, research staff, trainer, technicians and animal care staff and assist in preparation of their annual performance appraisals
  • Assist with technical training, re-training, and cross training where and when needed according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Work directly with LARC 8 Trainer to identify and prioritize topics for weekly trainings in a way that ensures comprehension and retention
  • Ensure each employee is proficient and in compliance with current facility SOPs
  • Assist in new hires, transfers from other positions, or changes in job descriptions
  • Participate in interviews and selection of personnel
  • Develop and foster effective teamwork and mentor the management team
  • Distribute reports as needed to institutional contacts
  • Ensure a safe work environment for entire LARC 8 contract staff
  • Ensure the safety, security, and physical environment for all personnel
  • Report any abnormal conditions of the animal facilities to the Division Director as well as the clients when required
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Division Director

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. These hours may shift based on the workload. In addition, you will be expected to work extra hours during an emergency situation or if any unexpected situation arise until work is completed.

Required Experience: Have 7 years of experience in laboratory animal facility in the animal husbandry, technical proficiency, and employee development. Must have husbandry and technical proficiency with a variety of animal species, specifically non- human primates.

Required Education: Must have a, AS/BA/BS degree or equivalent experience. AALAS Certification at the LATG Level is required and CMAR certification is highly preferred.

To apply for this opportunity, please visit:
http://bit.ly/2op6I5j

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 8/21/18)

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 (Twinbrook II).

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 be considered, please click on the link to complete an on-line application: http://bit.ly/2vX03DF

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 7/31/18)

Job Title: Animal Care Manager/Teaching Assistant
Company/Organization: Davidson College

Animal Care Manager/Teaching Assistant

The Animal Care Manager/Teaching Assistant will serve as technical/research and teaching support for departments of Biology and Psychology; this will include, but not be limited to: manage animal facility activities and the care and use of lab animals, provide supervision of animal care personnel, insure compliance with government guidelines for controlled substances and the college’s Institutional Animal Care and use Committee, place orders for chemicals and supplies for departments, manage animal care and use budget, coordinate lab safety and chemical handling/ inventory for departments, send reports to governing agencies and maintain documentation, structure institutional animal research program, teach research and surgical procedures in labs, and assist student/faculty research projects.

DUTIES:

  • Supervise and manage animal care personnel, perform animal husbandry.
  • Coordinate Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee activities and meetings. Ensure adherence to regulations of all activities related to the animal care and use, controlled substances, and chemical hygiene/lab safety.
  • Serve as research assistant for faculty; Perform anesthesia, euthanasia, assist in surgical procedures, calculate drug dosing, mix solutions, collect data, set up research projects, etc.
  • Serve as a teaching assistant: Teach surgical/tissue collection techniques, humane handling, care and use of animals to students, staff and faculty.
  • Order, receive and coordinate disposal of all chemicals for faculty, staff and students. Maintain chemical inventory and MSDS inventory.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Psychology, Pre-veterinarian, etc. or vocational/technical training and four or more years of managing an animal research facility; AALAS Laboratory Animal Care Technologist Certification; Minimum three years prior experience. Training/certification in safety standards, chemical handling and animal care and use in research required.

Prefer experience with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees, controlled substance regulations, and lab safety. Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and interpersonal skills required. Basic computer skills required. Budget management skills are preferred.

TO APPLY:
Please go to http://employment.davidson.edu to complete an application along with a cover letter and resume.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/yyhkqmk6zttnyg39

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