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(posted 8/10/17)

UC Davis

LABORATORY SUPERVISOR (SEROLOGY & CELL CULTURE)

Salary: $4,741.67 – $8,798.83/Month

Closing Date: 08-28-2017

PLEASE NOTE: CAHFS IS RECRUITING FOR ONE POSITION FOR THE IMMUNOLOGY SUPERVISOR AT THE SRA 3-SUPERVISOR OR SRA 4-SUPERVISOR LEVEL BASED ON EXPERIENCE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH

POSITION. IF YOU ARE ALSO INTERESTED IN THE SRA 3- SUPERVISOR LEVEL APPLY TO REQ 03019644 BY AUGUST 28, 2017.

Under direction of the Immunology/Serology Discipline Head, manages the Davis Immunology/Serology laboratory and provides support/consultation to immunology/serology personnel at three remote branch locations. Responsibilities include serologic evaluation of veterinary clinical specimens; supervision, management and training of technical staff in the Davis Immunology laboratory and routine consultation, training, technical support, and quality control for the three branch immunology/serology sections. Incumbent participates in trouble-shooting diagnostic assay performance, development of new or improved immunology diagnostic techniques, and is routinely involved in independent evaluation/implementation of assays and reagents for improvement of current diagnostic services. Must integrate the related fields of veterinary serology, virology, bacteriology, and cell culture for effective diagnostic testing.

This is not a research position. The position is located in a diagnostic laboratory where quality control and assurance as well as meticulous working habits are essential.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Immunology, Biology, Animal Science, or a closely related field, or equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Experience in the fields of veterinary immunology, serology, virology, bacteriology, and/or cell culture.
  • Skills and experience in performing diagnostic serologic methods including immunodiffusion, serum-viral neutralization, ELISA, agglutination, hemagglutination- inhibition, immunofluorescence, lymphocyte blastogenesis and complement-fixation.
  • Skills and experience in safely operating and maintaining laboratory equipment including computers, bio-safety cabinets, ELISA readers and washers, automated pipetting and diluting equipment, centrifuges, incubators, scales and balances, microscopes, and electrophoresis equipment.
  • Experience with quality control and quality assurance methods in a laboratory that utilizes complex methodology. Skills to produce and quality control immunologic reagents, and to obtain and maintain National Veterinary Service Laboratory certification and quality control standards for serologic assays.
  • Experience working in a high throughput clinical laboratory, and skills to work accurately under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Experience in providing effective leadership and skills to provide effective laboratory management and supervision of technical staff in a highproduction analytical laboratory including prioritizing workload and scheduling personnel to meet workload demands.
  • Skills to effectively recruit, hire, train, and evaluate work performance of personnel.
  • Independent thinking, strong decision-making and problem solving skills to evaluate and solve problems and/or make sound recommendations.
  • Skills to understand and use complex laboratory protocols, equipment manuals, and procedural documents.
  • Skills to write and maintain Standard Operating Procedures and to follow specified official/written protocols.
  • Skills to follow laboratory/university safety protocols, to include safe handling and disposal of waste solvents, biohazardous, and chemical materials and to instruct/monitor the same for laboratory personnel.
  • Experience and skills to effectively manage and monitor appropriate and cost effective ordering and use of laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • Skills to keep neat and accurate records and files, and to write clear and concise reports and data analyses.
  • Experience and skills to instruct, technically train, and provide immunology-related consultation to a wide variety of technical and professional personnel.
  • Micro computing skills and experience to work with and train others in the use of PC’s and related software including word-processing software, data entry and analysis using spreadsheet-type programs, and laboratory management software programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Immunology, Biology, Animal Science, or a closely related field, or equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Experience working under University personnel and purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Budgetary experience and skills to project and justify cost expenditures for laboratory needs.
  • Skills to modify and apply new technologies for practical use in veterinary diagnostics.
  • Skills to critically evaluate and improve existing technologies, protocols, and procedures for veterinary diagnostic assays. Skills and experience in evaluating commercial products for suitability for laboratory use, including analysis of cost efficiency, technical performance, and quality control.
  • Skills and experience to devise, organize, and supervise laboratory developmental projects.
  • Experience working with veterinary infectious diseases.
  • Skills to present scientific data and data analysis, verbally or in written form, at national meetings or in refereed journals.
  • Familiarity with livestock, horses, poultry, or agriculture.

To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at

http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=105518

Requisition number #03019645

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


(posted 8/7/17)

Job Title: Primate Enrichment Manager
Company/Organization: Tulane National Primate Research Center

The Tulane National Primate Research Center is seeking applicants for its Primate Enrichment Manager position.

Responsibilities include the following:
Under the direction the head of behavioral management, the Primate Enrichment Manager will oversee the operation and continuous improvement of the TNPRC environmental enhancement program, including the social management of nonhuman primates, physical enrichment, animal training, and behavioral interventions. This individual will supervise and organize the daily duties and workload allocation of the Enrichment Technicians to ensure that they follow appropriate protocols and achieve the goals of the enhancement program. The Manager will, on a timely basis, compile and analyze data to report progress of the implementation and outcomes of our program activities to the head of behavioral management for her use in analyzing trends and making program decisions. This individual will be responsible for identifying problems with program implementation and developing recommended solutions. He/she will engage key stakeholders to ensure that problems are communicated and resolved successfully. The Manager will develop, coordinate and deliver personnel training activities related to the enhancement program.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years of supervisory experience and a minimum of two years of experience working with laboratory animals
  • Proven skills in planning, directing, and evaluating the activity of employees
  • This position may involve assignment to work in Biosafety Level 3 containment areas, in which case there will be additional minimum requirements including some or all of the following:
    • Must pass a US Department of Justice Security Risk Assessment for access to select biological agents and toxins.
    • Must have the ability to perform job duties while wearing respiratory protection
    • Must participate in drug and alcohol program and be in compliance with TNPRC drug and alcohol policy

Preferred qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field
  • Four years of experience in implementing or planning behavioral management techniques
  • Involvement in research, including data collection and analysis
  • Experience working with nonhuman primates
  • Expertise in components of behavioral management
  • Familiarity with pertinent legislation and policies

Required knowledge and skills typically needed to perform this job:

  • Knowledge of environmental enhancement techniques in order to improve psychological well-being
  • Knowledge of nonhuman primate behavior
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, including excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of standard office software
  • Demonstrable ability to perform data management and analysis, and to develop training material
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The demonstrated ability to work with nonhuman primates and other laboratory animal species without jeopardizing the health of said nonhuman primates and other laboratory animal species

Tulane is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

To apply, please visit www2.tulane.edu/jobs/. Search by city location “Covington, LA, US” and scroll to find position IRC11569.

For questions, please contact:

Dr. Kate Baker
Behavioral Biologist and Head, Unit of Behavioral Management
18703 Three Rivers Road
Covington, LA 70433
Telephone: 985-871-6578
Fax: 985-871-6328
kbaker1@tulane.edu


(posted 7/31/17)

Job Title: 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 Project Manager to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (LARC 11).

OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Project Manager I for SoBran’s animal care contracts. The function of the Project Manager I 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 Manager I 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 Manager I 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
– Reports all animal and personnel issues and concerns to the appropriate chain of command
– Assists in training classes
– Interviews potential applicants for open positions
– Creates the daily and monthly report
– Conducts disciplinary sessions
– Conducts performance review
– 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: 2-4 years of supervisory or management experience required

Education Required:
Employees’ appointed to the position of Project Manager I 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 position, please visit: https://goo.gl/V89pcg

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 6/1/17)

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

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

Key Functions and Expected Performances:

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

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

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


(posted 6/1/17)

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

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

Key Functions and Expected Performances:

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

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

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


(posted 5/17/17)

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

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

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

Description of Duties:

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

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

Experience Required: 3 years’ experience in a laboratory animal facility, in which 1 year has been performing technical procedures and 1 year has been in a supervisory position. Must be technically proficient with rodent species, multiple species technical expertise preferred. Must have a working knowledge of all activities of an animal facility, experience in biohazard and medical pathological waste handling preferred. Must complete the required training and receive clearance on the duties of Assistant Facility Manager as outlined.

To apply for this position, please visit: https://goo.gl/0xllNq

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