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(posted 2/16/17)

Job Title: Senior Research Animal Tech – Marasco Lab
Company/Organization: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow’s physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
The Marasco lab is seeking a highly motivated, bright individual to join its research team as a Senior Research Technician who will be primarily involved in small animal experiments that are critical to ongoing research projects in the lab.
The Marasco Laboratory is located in the Department of Cancer Immunology and Virology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Our general research interests are in the field of targeted immunotherapy. The Lab’s work has made major scientific advances in the treatment of infectious diseases and cancer. More recently, we have been developing humanized mice to support our targeted immunotherapy studies and to investigate the roles of human adult stem cells in regenerative medicine. Please visit http://www.marascolab.org

Responsibilities include but are not limited to performing breeding colony management, injections (IV, IP, SC, IM, ID), blood sampling techniques (sub-mandibular and cardiac puncture), necropsy, immunization, tumor measurements, and gamma irradiation for research animals.
S/he will be constructing and maintaining specialized “humanized” mice developed in-house. As such, experiences in tissue procurement and processing including stem cell purification, small animal survival surgery, and isolation/characterization of human and mouse lymphocytes are definite plus. A basic knowledge in molecular and cellular biology and immunology is desired as this person will be expected to contribute significantly towards developing research projects and performing immunoassays with minimal supervision. Other duties include:
– Assist, train or supervise other lab members on animal experiments
– Perform standard molecular biology assays, cell culture and flow cytometry.
– Document, compile, and assist in interpreting experimental data. Report data to supervisor in oral and written reports and give presentation at group meetings. Construct figures for grant proposals, progress reports and manuscripts.
– Independently operates lab equipment, prepares and orders necessary supply stocks. Shares lab maintenance duties with other lab members.
Schedule: Full time, 40/week. Evenings and weekends as needed.

– Bachelor’s degree or higher in biological sciences or related field.
– Self starter, highly motivated team player and ability to multi-tasking
– Proficiency in basic lab techniques and principles of molecular biology and immunology required
– 2-3 years of experience in animal handling while working in a biomedical research laboratory is preferred
– Proficiency in the use of various scientific databases and publications is required.
– Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as strong organizational skills required.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/rg3qs9zm79


(posted 2/7/17)

Manager, WCMC Animal Facilities – 33143

Position Summary
The Manager is responsible for the day to day operations and physical plant of the Weill Cornell Medicine animal Facilities at the S and Feil Research Buildings. These facilities are located on the 2nd, 3rd, and 9th floors of the S-Building which operate as a barrier; and the 4th floor of the Feil building. In addition to standard animal housing rooms, cage wash center, and a hazardous material room, the S3 vivarium houses USDA covered species, such as primates and rabbits. The facilities are staffed with approximately 8 Animal Care Staff and 1 Logistics, Transportation, and Specialized Services Technician; all of whom are overseen by this position. The Manager oversees the operational activities in order to ensure efficient and effective operations, adherence to regulations and policies, appropriate staff training, and personnel safety. This position provides back up as necessary to other Managers at the WCM Main and BRB Vivaria.

Position Activities
Operations Management: Oversees and implements all policies pertaining to the Husbandry and Facilities Operations section of the Research Animal Resource Center (RARC). Executes disease control and treatment programs as directed by RARC’s veterinary staff. Provides emergency coverage for animal facility operations at WCM Main and BRB. Participates in the development of departmental policies and procedures on animal care and use. Develops written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for animal care, sanitation, facility operations, cage wash equipment and environmental monitoring. Implements quality control programs related to equipment operation and microbiological testing results. Ensures equipment preventive maintenance programs are instituted, daily equipment maintenance is executed, and equipment is operating appropriately. Conducts regular rounds of the assigned areas.

Staff Management: In coordination with the Manager/Senior Manager, Husbandry and Facilities Operations, the Manager is responsible for hiring, staff development, performance evaluation, and disciplinary action for all direct reports. Ensures staff are trained on all SOPs and understand equipment function, operation and maintenance. Schedules or delegates assignments for all animal care staff including evaluating workload and assignments for each Animal Care Technician based on the current animal census, cage wash needs and personnel availability. Reviews and approves vacation requests and determines the need for overtime.

Inventory Management: Responsible for the preparation and administration of operational and capital budgets for the Husbandry and Operations section of RARC at the Satellite facilities. Orders capital and non-capital supplies, including animal feed, bedding, disposable items and chemicals. Oversees the selection of vendors and vendor bidding for items such as animal feed and bedding.

Quality Assurance: Participates in the development and implementation of written protocols (SOPs) for animal care, sanitation, environmental monitoring, and related activities. Ensures adequate space for animal housing and, in conjunction with senior management staff assigns incoming animals to specific housing areas. Directs and assesses animal care staff in procedures necessary to ensure disease control and treatment programs as determined by veterinary staff. Coordinates the reporting of animal health problems from the animal care staff to appropriate paraprofessional and professional staff.

Information Management: Responsible for the oversight and collection of accurate animal census scans and file upload into EnCCoMPass. Submits, reviews and approves MCO’s and animal transfers in EnCCoMPass and serves as a resource for all institutional staff for EnCCoMPass. In coordination with the Manager/Senior Manager, Husbandry and Facilities Operations and RARC’s Administrator, the Manager participates in recharge rate analysis by determining species-specific and independent labor and material costs. Reviews animal purchase requisitions for availability of adequate space for housing for the S and Feil facilities.

Customer Service: Responsible for assuring that the Husbandry and Facilities section of RARC at the Main meets faculty and staff needs for the animal husbandry component of their research according to applicable federal, state and local requirements. This includes user satisfaction and implementation and monitoring of quality control programs to assure adherence to applicable regulations and institutional policies and procedures. Responsible for hosting and providing facility tours to site visitors, IACUC personnel and inspectors from accreditation agencies, federal and state regulatory agencies and other organizations. Assists Manager/Senior Manager, Husbandry and Facilities Operations, Deputy/Associate Directors and Director in providing any requested information or records to these individuals. Additionally, the Manager assists Senior RARC Staff in the development and execution of plans for meeting all suggested and required items identified by the site visitors and/or inspectors in a timely manner.

Training: Ensures supervisory and animal care staff is appropriately trained in all aspects of animal husbandry and applicable facility operations. Reviews staff training needs with supervisory staff and ensures individual or group training sessions are provided. Develops and maintains a service training record system. Performs audits to ensure staff are properly trained and compliant with established SOPs.

Professional Development: Maintains and enhances professional growth and assists with quality improvement initiatives through participation in various management projects. Keeps abreast of current activities in the area of animal husbandry and animal care. Develops and implements short and long term goals for the Husbandry and Facilities section of RARC at the assigned facility.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Certification as an AALAS Lab Animal Technician (LAT)
  • High School diploma and a minimum of 3 years animal care and use program management experience.
  • Proven ability in operations and personnel management including fiscal responsibility. Knowledgeable in the operation of a large animal resource facility and program, including facility operations, equipment function, cost accounting, staffing levels, etc.
  • Must be able to make independent decisions regarding the Husbandry and Facilities section of RARC as required by the situation within the guidelines and philosophy of the Director and institutional policies and procedures.
  • Detail oriented and superb organizational skills. Computer skills required include the ability to perform word processing, database entry and construct and develop spreadsheets.
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and management skills. Oral communication skills to explain information to a varied audience including all levels of faculty and staff in an accurate and concise manner. Math skills required to account for payments, verify reports and to analyze bills and invoices. Administrative skills required including organizing and maintaining files records, approving processing requisitions.

Highly Desired Requirements

  • Certified Manager of Animal Resources
  • A bachelors or advanced degree in the natural sciences and or training in business or public administration.
  • Certification at the AALAS Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) level

Skill and Abilities

  • Must possess the ability to communicate with all levels of faculty and staff within the institution in an accurate and concise manner.
  • Administrative skills required include organizing and maintaining files records and approving and processing requisitions.
  • Must be able to make independent decisions regarding the Husbandry and Facilities section of RARC as required by the situation within the guidelines and philosophy of the Director, and institutional policies and procedures.
  • It also requires external contact which involves infrequent communications with licensing regulatory agencies, federal and state inspectors, and site visitors to give and receive factual information.
  • Detail oriented and superb organizational skills. Computer skills required include ability to perform word processing, database entry, and construct and develop spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge in the operation of a large animal resource facility and program, including facility operations, equipment function, cost accounting, staffing levels, etc.
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and management skills. Oral communication skills to explain information to a varied audience. Math skills required to account for payments, verify reports and to analyze bills and invoices. Administrative skills required include organizing and maintaining files records, approving processing requisitions.
  • This position is required to explain processes and give factual information to WCMC professional Staff and other WCMC employees.
  • Proven ability in operations and personnel management, including fiscal responsibility.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Physical Demands
Protective equipment including uniforms, steel toed boots, masks, aprons, gloves and head covers are provided and required for specific activities. Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying heavy animals (dogs, pigs, NHP), equipment and supplies weighing up to 55 lbs. Visual concentration, manual dexterity, hand eye coordination and standing for extended periods.

Work Conditions
Employee may be exposed to dust, dirt, unpleasant odors, laboratory animals, animal excreta and hot and humid surroundings. Potential exposure to animal bites and scratches, needles and other sharp instruments, infectious agents, radioisotopes, toxic chemicals, and radiation Work assignments may include weekends and holidays and requires occasional after hour contact. On Call rotation required.

No relocation assistance is provided for this position.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

To apply, please visit https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=33143&lang=en

Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. The doctors and scientists of Weill Cornell Medicine—faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Weill Cornell Physician Organization—are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side’s scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine’s powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Weill Cornell Medicine faculty provide comprehensive patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. Weill Cornell Medicine is also affiliated with Houston Methodist.

Apply here: http://www.Click2apply.net/c5szy84t7g

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(posted 1/27/17)

Job Title: Animal Care Technician III (Supervisor)
Company/Organization: SoBran, Inc.

SoBran, Inc. is seeking an Animal Caretaker III to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (LARC 2).

OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of an Animal Caretaker III (Supervisor) for the NIH, Animal Care Project. These responsibilities include all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of on-site animals.

Primary duties may include the following:

  1. Responsible for all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of the animals, including routine animal husbandry
  2. Provides daily oversight and direction to animal caretaker staff
  3. Receive, examine, transfer, identify, and properly house incoming animal shipments according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  4. Assists with scheduling assignments and ensures all tasks are completed
  5. Ensure all assigned animals have adequate food and water
  6. Sanitize and decontaminate all areas of the facility, as scheduled
  7. Dispose of waste from the facility following appropriate SOPs
  8. Ensure the integrity of equipment used while perform husbandry duties as well as maintain animal caging and / or support equipment
  9. Dispose of animal carcasses following SOPs
  10. Understand and follow SOPs, safety procedures, and quality assurance guidelines for animal care at all levels of biohazard containment
  11. Maintain appropriate logs, forms and cage card information
  12. Maintain clean and organized work areas
  13. Report any abnormal conditions of the animal rooms, animal facility or immediate vicinity to project management
  14. Reports any animal caging and/or support equipment that is not functioning to your project manager
  15. Maintain and repair animal caging and support equipment
  16. Always think safety first when performing daily duties
  17. Familiar with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for chemicals used in the work area

*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. Weekend work is required as scheduled. The weekend hours are 7:00 am-3:30 pm (no more than 8 hrs/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.

Background Requirements:
Employees’ appointed to the position of Laboratory Animal Caretaker III must meet the following standards prior to appointment:

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
LAT certification or have the equivalent training and experience to achieve certification*
Capable of performing animal care duties with no supervision
Assist with technical procedures.

* There is an expectation of obtaining the AALAS LATG level certification upon eligibility

To apply, please click here: https://goo.gl/6lzRGf

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


(posted 1/23/17)

Job Title: Project Manager
Company/Organization: SoBran, Inc.

SoBran is seeking a Project Manager to serve at our Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) location.

OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Project Manager for the MRICD-PHC, Animal Care and Research Support Services contract. This position reports directly to the Division Director, Biomedical Services. Responsible for the oversight of VMSB.

Essential Duties of the Project Manager II:

  • Understand and ensure staff follows all SOP’s and Quality Assurance Standards
  • On-site supervision to ensure that all functions of the contract are carried out in an efficient, courteous and professional manner
  • Generate monthly progress report and other related reports
  • Ensure that contract requirements are met, including proper staffing, training and AALAS certification requirements
  • Facilitate, and supervising when appropriate, all activities concerning contract personnel and project management
  • Oversight and management of the quality assurance and control activities of the animal facilities. To include, but not limited to, weekly facility walk-through, sentinel submission, feed and bedding submission, water testing and environmental testing
  • Monitoring of animal care, husbandry and other technical support activities while ensuring the safety, security, and physical environment of the facilities and personnel
  • Assist in oversight of protocol support requests and scheduling/assigning staff and other resources to accommodate requests
  • Assist in the creation/revision of SOP’s with contract, government and/or military personnel
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of relationships with representatives of government, military, research, and contract personnel in order to coordinate activities and assist in investigations into matters concerning quality and client complaints
  • Assist in personnel matters in collaboration with supervisory staff to include, but not limited to disciplinary issues
  • Directly responsible for daily supervision of the veterinary technical management for the USAMRICD and USAPHC facilities
  • Provide oversight of scheduling for the veterinary technical staff, to include veterinary technician supervisor
  • Report any abnormal conditions of the animal facilities and motor vehicles, or immediate vicinity to appropriate contract, government and/or military personnel
  • Participate in interviews and selection of all personnel
  • Communicate daily with Deputy Project Manager on facility and animal related issues, personnel issues, maintenance updates and project status
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Division Director of Biomedical Services, Government Operations
  • Experience Required: Must have 6 years of experience in a laboratory animal facility, 3 years of which are in a supervisory position. Must have a solid understanding for all applicable laws and regulations regarding laboratory animal care: for example, The Animal Welfare Act, The Guide, AAALAC accreditation standards and project specific standard operating procedures (SOP’s), as well as other relevant federal state, local and Department of Defense/Department of the Army regulatory requirements. Knowledge of IBM compatible computers, Microsoft Office software, and database systems is preferred.

Education Required: Must be certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) as a Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG); and have a BS or BA degree in a germane major.

**Qualified candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a secret government clearance. Candidates with an active clearance are preferred**

To complete an application for this position, please click here: https://goo.gl/kcJYdE

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 1/10/17)

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

SoBran is seeking a Facility Manager for our Browns Summit, North Carolina location.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Understand and ensure staff and facility users follow all Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Assurance Standards
  2. Set and clarify goals for technical and husbandry staff; prioritize and coordinate work schedules
  3. Report all animal and personnel issues and concerns to the appropriate chain of command
  4. Oversee and execute study schedules and timelines for assigned contract research studies
  5. Assist study manager in organizing resources in support of contract research studies
  6. Communicate with the client, study director, and upper management regarding assigned projects
  7. Assist with contract research study technical tasks including data collection, dose administration (IV, IP, PO, IM), surgical procedures, blood collection, euthanasia, and tissue collection
  8. Author and revise facility SOPs as needed
  9. Assist in the development and execution of facility training program
  10. Perform IACUC post approval monitoring inspections as directed
  11. Conduct performance reviews
  12. Maintain facility logs, study paperwork, and equipment records
  13. Provide regular project status reports
  14. Perform all other duties as assigned

Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in animal or biological sciences
  • Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) as a Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG)

Experience Required:

  • Must have 7 years of experience in a laboratory animal facility, at least 3 years of which are in a supervisory role
  • Must have experience coordinating research studies under Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) conditions and be knowledgeable of FDA regulations
  • Must have proficiency in a wide variety of technical procedures working with various large and small animal species

Apply today at: https://goo.gl/09iAFf

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 1/5/17)

Job Title: Technical Services Manager
Company/Organization: Matachana

Technical Services Manager for start up in Exton, PA. (click here for job description). Please forward resume and cover letter to Lynnpetrulio@aol.com


(posted 1/4/17)

Position Information:
Requisition Number: 1600660
Job Title: Staff Veterinarian
Department: Laboratory Animal Resources – 51713

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) Director/University Attending Veterinarian, the Staff Veterinarian will provide veterinary services and management of all phases of healthcare for University animals. The staff veterinarian must have the highest standards of professional integrity and comply with all University policies and procedures, federal, state, and local regulations. This position offers professional development opportunities to attend selected regional and national meetings on laboratory animal science and medicine.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Primary responsibility for clinical veterinary care of all laboratory animals, including aquatic species, rodents, and non-human primates
  • Provide veterinary oversight for clinical care programs under the direction of the Attending Veterinarian, including regular consultation with researchers and their staff
  • Shared on-call responsibility during evenings and weekends (approximately 50% of on call)
  • Attend, perform, and advise on surgery, surgical techniques, and anesthesia
  • Perform veterinary review and consultation with investigators for all IACUC protocols
  • Develop and deliver training for LAR staff, PI’s, research staff, and members of IACUC
  • Supervise veterinary technicians and transgenic breeding technician responsible for providing clinical and technical services
  • Write, review and update veterinary and compliance policies, guidelines, and SOP’s as required
  • Oversee quality assurance and disease surveillance programs
  • Serve as the designee of the Attending Veterinarian as requested
  • Represent the University as appropriate at internal/external meetings and venues
  • Assist with special projects and duties as necessary The position requires that the individual is willing and able to work with all species of laboratory animals, BSL-1 or BSL-2 level infectious agents, hazardous chemicals and radiation and use all appropriate safety measures in working with those agents. The staff veterinarian must be licensed to practice in at least one state. The position also requires that an individual is able to lift 50lb.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have a Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) and be licensed to practice in at least one state (preferably New Jersey) and be willing to obtain a license and USDA accreditation in New Jersey.
  • Candidate must be knowledgeable of all applicable state, federal and local laws that regulate animal use in research.
  • Candidate must have a minimum of 3+ years’ experience working in laboratory animal medicine.
  • Competence in operating software programs: word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, problem solving, and analytical skills are required.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and negotiation acumen are key traits necessary to the position. Candidate must be a skilled communicator with ability to collaborate, supervise and motivate under stressful conditions.
  • Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
  • The final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Board certified or actively working towards board certification.
  • Two or more years of supervisory experience with electronic protocol management systems (Topaz/Granite) and electronic medical records.

(posted 12/27/16)

Job Title: Manager, Research Projects
Company/Organization: University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Manager, Research Projects

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Duties:
Manages porcine injury facility; maintains equipment; trains new facility users; assists in experiments by users; ensures compliance with all institutional and federal guidelines (EHRS, USDA, IACUC, AAALAC, DEA). Independently reads the literature, optimizes surgical and behavioral testing protocols, and performs laboratory experiments and procedures. Oversees the daily operations of the lab; manages research project activities; performs detailed literature searches, prepares compliance documents, manuscripts, grant proposals, and other research related presentations.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree is required and 5 to 7 years of work experience performing experiments in an animal laboratory with additional responsibilities for training others and managing protocols, samples and data. Good organizational and communication skills, good work ethic, experience managing work of others, and ability to work independently with attention to detail are required. Preferred: Large animal study experience; experience with surgical procedures; Some experience with compliance regulations for animals and chemicals, and experience tabulating and plotting data with excel.

To Apply:
For complete job description and to apply go to:
https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/22544

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

The University of Pennsylvania adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/h44ghgspfg


(posted 12/23/16)

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

SoBran is seeking a Facility Manager for our Browns Summit, North Carolina location.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Understand and ensure staff and facility users follow all Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Assurance Standards
  2. Set and clarify goals for technical and husbandry staff; prioritize and coordinate work schedules
  3. Report all animal and personnel issues and concerns to the appropriate chain of command
  4. Oversee and execute study schedules and timelines for assigned contract research studies
  5. Assist study manager in organizing resources in support of contract research studies
  6. Communicate with the client, study director, and upper management regarding assigned projects
  7. Assist with contract research study technical tasks including data collection, dose administration (IV, IP, PO, IM), surgical procedures, blood collection, euthanasia, and tissue collection
  8. Author and revise facility SOPs as needed
  9. Assist in the development and execution of facility training program
  10. Perform IACUC post approval monitoring inspections as directed
  11. Conduct performance reviews
  12. Maintain facility logs, study paperwork, and equipment records
  13. Provide regular project status reports
  14. Perform all other duties as assigned

Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in animal or biological sciences
  • Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) as a Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG)

Experience Required:

  • Must have 7 years of experience in a laboratory animal facility, at least 3 years of which are in a supervisory role
  • Must have experience coordinating research studies under Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) conditions and be knowledgeable of FDA regulations
  • Must have proficiency in a wide variety of technical procedures working with various large and small animal species

To apply for this opportunity, please click here:
https://goo.gl/09iAFf

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 12/20/16)

Job Title: Trainer
Company/Organization: SoBran, Inc.

SoBran is seeking a Trainer in Boston, Massachusetts to serve at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Trainer for an Animal Care Project. We expect the Trainer to be forward thinking, creative, and assist in developing plans to enhance the learning abilities and performance of the staff working on this contract. The Trainer must possess strong verbal communication and teaching skills. The Trainer will assist management in the efficient allocation of the budget, write and maintain reports and develop and maintain an effective relationship with the client. This person is expected to be familiar with the day-to-day activities, personnel and issues within the facilities.

Essential Duties of the Trainer:

  1. Develops training plan and curriculum for the onsite personnel and animal users (researchers).
  2. Conducts orientation and ongoing training in classroom and hands-on formats for husbandry, technical, and researcher personnel
  3. Assists with SOP revisions
  4. Performs and assists with employee assessment to verify proficiency and work outcomes
  5. Manages employee-training files, provides training updates, and skills assessments to management
  6. Ensures that staff assigned to each position is trained and proficient in such a way that the work is accomplished in accordance with SOPs, policies and guidelines associated with the expectations of their position
  7. Serves as a subject matter expert in all areas of the facilities
  8. Understands and follows all SOPs and Quality Assurance Standards
  9. Conducts weekly training sessions for each facility including the animal care and support staff. Training is to consist of hands on demonstrations, instructional classroom or a combination of these.
  10. Provides new hire orientation and AALAS certification training
  11. Works with the project management staff to identify and prioritize topics for staff training
  12. Develops, review, conduct, and report on laboratory animal skill training as well as maintains training reports in accordance with SOPs and applicable guidelines and regulations
  13. Assists in monthly safety training sessions for all staff and monthly management training and supervisors
  14. Assures that each staff member is trained/proficient in the current SOPs required for their position
  15. Provides necessary re-training and cross training where and when needed
  16. Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned

– Weekend work is required as scheduled. In addition, extra work hours are required during an emergency situation if any unexpected situations arise until work is completed.

Education Required: Must have a Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent. Must have AALAS certification at the LATG level.

Experience Required:
– Minimum of 3 years of experience in laboratory animal science, supervisory experience preferred.
– Must have working knowledge of all activities of an animal facility
– Must have experience with non-human primates, biohazards, and barrier techniques
– Must have computer proficiency to ensure adaptability to new and facility specific software programs
– Must be able to lift 50 lbs
– Must conduct all work per client standards

Apply today at: https://goo.gl/YDQyOm

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 12/20/16)

Job Title: Lab Animal Facilities Supervisor
Company/Organization: University of Georgia

The University of Georgia animal care and use program is looking for a full-time Lab Animal Facilities Supervisor to provide oversight of facilities housing rodents, swine and companion animals. UGA URAR supports a broad variety of activities using diverse species; provides facilities which include a large ABSL3/BSL3-Ag facility, rodent barrier/containment, rabbit, amphibian, aquaculture, agricultural and primate areas; and promotes continuous development of a high-quality, service-oriented research resource that provides optimal animal care

Reporting directly to the Operations Manager of University Research Animal Resources, the duties will focus on the following: providing active and timely oversight for subordinate employees in the daily care and management of research animals including feeding, watering, animal handling/transport, animal health surveillance, enrichment and environmental monitoring; assuring animals are appropriately maintained in accordance with applicable regulatory statues and institutional policies; managing the operations and supervises subordinate employees in the proper sanitation and sterilization practices in the research animal vivarium; and performing various personnel management duties including monitoring and evaluating work performed to ensure all practices and procedures follow prescribed Standard Operating Procedures and institutional policies.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences, Biological Sciences or related degree programs with 4 years lab animal experience with at least 2 years supervisory experience or an Associate’s degree with at least 5 years lab animal experience with 3 years minimum supervisory experience in a research animal facility and experience with rodents and companion animal species. Certification by the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) as a Laboratory Animal Technologist preferred.

Applicants must apply on the UGA HR website at https://www.ugajobsearch.com.

UGA is a research-intensive land grant-sea grant university situated in the vibrant college town of Athens. Only an hour from Atlanta, Athens offers a wide variety of social and cultural opportunities as well as a high-quality of life. The University of Georgia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Questions? Please contact Mr. Ben Bonner at btbonner@uga.edu or 706-542-5886.


(posted 12/20/16)

Job Title: Animal Facility Specialist I (Supervisor)
Company/Organization: SoBran, Inc.

SoBran, Inc. is seeking an Animal Facility Specialist I to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Poolesville, Maryland.

OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of an Animal Facility Specialist I for the NIH Animal Center in Poolesville, MD. These responsibilities include all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of laboratory animals. The function of the Animal Facility Specialist I is to ensure staff assigned to each position is trained and accomplishes assigned work in accordance with 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 facilities. We expect the Animal Facility Specialist I to be forward thinking by creating and assisting in developing plans to enhance the learning abilities and performance of the staff working on this contract. The Animal Facility Specialist I must possess strong communication and teaching skills.

This position’s responsibilities include:

  1. Understand and follow all SOPs and Quality Assurance Standards
  2. Coordinate daily tasks to ensure everything is completed in a thorough and efficient manner
  3. Manage animal caretakers to ensure everyone is working as an efficient and cohesive team
  4. Develop and foster effective teamwork among the staff and management team
  5. Set and clarify goals, and prioritize/coordinate work schedules
  6. Use imagination and creativity when seeking solutions to problems, considers the potential impact on other areas of the program
  7. Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills
  8. Maintain and foster good working relationship with clients on daily basis
  9. Identify and communicate signs of abnormal health and behavior in various large animal and livestock species
  10. Identify and fix facility related maintenance issues
  11. Monitor compliance on daily husbandry requirements, technical services and/or clinical support for the assigned area
  12. Effectively communicate any animal issues to veterinary staff and investigative staff
  13. Perform daily feeding, health checks, and sanitation when staff are absent
  14. Perform daily facility security checks
  15. Receive and transfer non-human primates according to SOP
  16. Ensure that animal rooms and barns are disinfected as scheduled
  17. Conduct daily and weekly facility walk throughs and identify any issues and follow up with staff to ensure all items have been resolved
  18. Maintain approved cage changing schedules, monitors cage space availability, animal census and coordinates the entire operation of the area
  19. Safely handle and dispose of hazardous waste. (eg. Package for autoclaving or incineration, arrange special pick-up for chemical/radiological waste, document use/disposal as directed)
  20. Ability to lift heavy weights and spend long hours standing, walking, and supervising facility activities
  21. Safely and correctly handle and restrain animals for observation and procedure
  22. Provide guidance and training to husbandry staff
  23. Interview potential applicants for open positions
  24. Create daily and monthly reports
  25. Assist with disciplinary sessions and performance reviews
  26. Participate in/present weekly facility related or SOP training
  27. Maintain and QA employee training records
  28. Read and edit SOP’s, as needed
  29. Report all animal and personnel issues and concerns to the appropriate chain of command
  30. Act as facility POC when the task manager is absent
  31. Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned

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

Required Experience:

  • 3 – 5 years of experience working in a laboratory animal facility
  • Possess a valid driver’s license

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

  • BS in Animal Science or a related discipline preferred
  • A Master of Science degree preferred.

Certification: Must hold a current AALAS certification at the LAT level

To apply for this opportunity, please click here: http://goo.gl/PM4imV

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 12/12/16)

Job Title: Floor Leader
Company/Organization: SoBran, Inc.

SoBran, Inc. is seeking a Floor Leader to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (Building 33).

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

Description of Duties:

(Job descriptions are subject to change to reflect duties and responsibilities.)

  1. Will serve as the person in charge in the absence of the Facility Manager and the Assistant Manager
  2. As directed by the Facility Manager or Assistant, assign work to the staff and follow-up on staff schedules to meet routine and emergency needs of the animals
  3. As directed by the Facility Manager or Assistant, supervise and direct daily activities of animal caretakers and cagewash personnel to ensure that all required functions are carried out appropriately, including receiving animals, feeding and watering, sanitation and cleaning, handling and restraint, health surveillance, equipment maintenance, supply inventories, animal manipulations, laboratory procedures, and other contract-related duties.
  4. Act as team leader for animal care personnel
  5. Perform duties in ABSL2 and 3 areas
  6. Ensure that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) and the contractor’s policies and procedures are adhered to by the staff
  7. Monitor environmental and biological conditions in the facility and report any discrepancies
  8. Assist in training of Technicians, Animal Caretakers, and Cagewash personnel
  9. Report any abnormal conditions of the animal facility or immediate vicinity to appropriate personnel
  10. Perform other duties as assigned

Required Education: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent; must be certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science as an Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) or be currently eligible for the certification and become certified within 6 months of obtaining the position.

Required Experience: 3 years experience in a laboratory animal facility, leadership experience preferred. Must have experience in such specialty areas as rodent, rabbit and non-human primate facilities management, timed matings, barrier management, and data management. Must have a working knowledge of biohazard containment. Must be able to complete an intensive background investigation through the National Agency Check and Inquiries (ANACI) and pass a security risk assessment through the FBI and Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Must complete the required training and receive clearance on the duties of Floor Leader as outlined.

Apply today at: https://goo.gl/tm2L4o

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


(posted 10/26/16)

Job Title: SUPERVISOR, DIVISION OF VETERINARY SERVICES
Company/Organization: CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER

The Division of Veterinary Services is seeking qualified applicants for a Supervisor position.

Key Responsibilities:

Operations: Supervise daily operations ensuring the facility’s compliance with local, state and federal regulations and compliance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Schedule animal technicians and monitor workload to ensure all work is equally distributed as evenly as possible. Participate in IACUC, USDA and AAALAC reviews of the vivarium. Participate in developing policies, procedures and innovative techniques for the Veterinary Services Division and assist in developing annual budget, per diem rates and future strategic planning.

Supervision: Prepare and administer employee annual evaluations. Provide training to new employees ensuring quality animal care and husbandry is provided to the animals in our stewardship. Make job requirements and goals for each position clear to employees and provide sufficient training to achieve the desired level of competency; document evidence of competence on a continuing basis. Participate in the selection and interviewing of laboratory animal technicians.

Core Competencies:

  • Prioritization
  • Coaching and Development
  • Selection and Staffing
  • Conflict Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Management
  • Accountability

Required:

  • Associate’s Degree or ALAT AALAS certification
  • 6 years of experience in the care and husbandry of laboratory animals
  • 3 years supervisory experience

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science

Apply by visiting www.cincinnatichildrens.org/careers – Job Code 87443

Cincinnati Children’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.


(posted 10/3/16)

Company/Organization: UMASS Medical School
Job Title: Animal Care Supervisor

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: Under general supervision of the Manager, Animal Care & Facilities or designee, assist with the management of the physical animal care facilities and direct all animal husbandry and care activities in one or more assigned animal research facilities.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in developing and modifying, as needed, animal care policies, procedures and practices which promote high quality, cost effective operation of the animal facilities.
  • Perform hiring interviews and submit hiring recommendations
  • Help provide job performance training and documentation of training for animal care staff.
  • Prepare and coach staff on knowledge and skills needed for AALAS certification.
  • Interact with faculty, staff, and other Medical School service departments (EH&S, EBS & Facility Maintenance) to provide high quality, responsive animal care services; advise on technological changes affecting laboratory animal research and care.
  • Oversee efficiency and effectiveness of work assigned to direct reports.
  • Maintain supply and equipment inventory to sustain the day-to-day operations of the animal care program, including; feed/bedding, sanitation supplies, cage equipment, etc.
  • Maintain accurate records, including: room logs, health reports, cage cards, autoclave and cage-wash records, animal census and other records as required.
  • Conduct performance evaluation interviews of direct reports. Complete subsequent performance review documentation using input gained from the interviews.
  • Perform routine rounds of assigned animal facilities to monitor performance of direct reports, adherence to policy/protocol of personnel working within the facility and evaluate morale.
  • Identify and report physical plant items or equipment in need of repair.
  • Provide information needed for annual budget projections by tracking use of materials, supplies, and equipment repairs throughout the year and provide an estimate on quantity or funds needed for the upcoming year.
  • Provide weekend and holiday oversight as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Management or any of the life sciences (e.g., animal science, biology, microbiology), or equivalent experience.
  • AALAS certification at the Technologist level is required, or, AALAS certification at the Technician level with successful completion of Technologist certification within 18 months of being appointed supervisor.
  • 1 year of experience as a supervisor in a laboratory animal facility is required (including hiring or interviewing for hiring, managing, discipline, etc. Supervisory experience with at least 2 direct reports preferred). Or, successful completion of at least 30 documented hours of Management Training Seminars/Program.
  • Working knowledge of, and hands-on experience with, barrier animal facilities is preferred.
  • Basic computer skills and a working knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word are required.

Refer to link below for additional details.
http://www.ummsjobs.com/job/1732/