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(posted 3/11/19)

Job Title: Supervisor – Animal Care Facilities
Company/Organization: Mayo Clinic – Rochester

Responsibilities:
Responsible for the management and development of the animal care technicians to ensure they are providing quality animal care for all research animals. Ensures that all animal care technicians are properly trained in all aspects of their position. Assumes overall responsibility among the animal care technicians for the weekly routine., Develops, tests and revises Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in accordance with the Quality Management System. Assesses the need for capital equipment/improvements, supplies/services, and takes appropriate action within budgetary parameters. Assists in the development of the MCR Quality metrics each quarter and assists with yearly QMS plans. Works directly with the principal Investigators to meet DCM demands for space and animal moves. Works directly with Safety, Occupational Health, Waste Management, Facilities, Engineering and Quality Offices as well as outside vendors, maintains all animal, facility, and census records. Performs additional job-related functions as detailed by the staff veterinarians and operations manager.

Qualifications:
Associate Degree and 4 years of lab animal experience required. Preference for degree in animal science. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Demonstration of successful leadership and management traits in a business or organizational setting.

Additional Qualifications:
Must be able to work well with others and follow directions.

License or Certification:
AALAS certification at technician or technologist level is required within 12 months of employment. AALAS certification as a Certified Manager Animal Resources is preferred.

Exemption Status: Exempt

Compensation Detail:
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $2,086.40, based on a full-time position.

Benefit Eligible: Yes

Schedule: Full Time

Weekend Schedule: On-call rotation for weekends/holidays

Telecommute/Telework: No

Site Description:
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.


(posted 3/5/19)

Job Title: Program Manager
Company/Organization: SoBran Inc.

Join The Winning Team…Team SoBran – We are an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities, and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects. At SoBran, we care about people. SoBran’s success hinges on our employees. We maintain a professional environment and ensure that our people have the tools and training to achieve; and opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employees’ individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran.

SoBran is seeking a Program Manager to provide contract management and operational oversight for the National Institutes of Health Division of Veterinary Resources.

To be considered, please apply by clicking on the following link: http://bit.ly/2UkduaU

Overview: Responsible for the operational and administrative duties of the animal care and use program as directed by the National Institute of Health (NIH) Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR).

Description of Duties:

  1. Manage contract performance and deliverables, including identifying and correcting potential facility issues, creating/revising SOP’s, analyzing labor hours and budgets, creating action plans to manage multiple tasks, evaluating operation productivity, and providing continual improvement opportunities.
  2. Supervise, manage, train and direct the day-to-day activities for a team of >100 personnel, including identifying and recruiting quality candidates to fulfill contract needs, scheduling, performance planning and management, retention, and disciplinary actions.
  3. Train, mentor and assess managers and supervisors, and provide them with the proper resources to perform, report and submit required contract documentation.
  4. Evaluate and determine training needs, facility infrastructure, operational concerns, and quality of work.
  5. Assist in the development and maintenance of relationships with representatives of government, research, and contract personnel in order to coordinate activities and assist in investigations into matters concerning quality and client complaints.
  6. Create and maintain reports and communication between multiple stakeholders and working groups.
  7. Train, maintain, and report on occupational health and safety programs established by the client and SoBran policy and procedures.
  8. Apply specialized knowledge and skill in support of multiple species, transgenic models, biohazards, critical care, and surgery as it pertains to technical, husbandry, care and housing requirements.
  9. Assist investigators with protocol requirements such as equipment needs, special husbandry considerations.

Job Requirements
Qualifications:

  1. B.S. degree in Animal Science, Biology or similar discipline required (or CMAR certification in lieu of B.S degree).
  2. 8+ years’ experience as a Laboratory Animal Facility Manager in a multi-species AAALAC accredited facility.
  3. Applied knowledge of lab animal species and behavior for rodents, rabbits, new and old world non-human primates, swine and zebra fish, to include medical terminology, technical and husbandry procedures, and GLP’s.
  4. 8+ years’ experience managing animal care teams of over 100 employees, including recruiting, scheduling, performance planning, and disciplinary actions.
  5. Experience performing QA/QC of multiple facilities and SOP compliance.
  6. Knowledge of designing, planning and organization of disaster preparedness documentation and emergency procedures for government closures.
  7. Ability to work with Microsoft software programs.

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


(posted 2/12/19)

Job Title: Animal Care Technician III (Floor Lead, NHP)
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 Animal Care Technician III, Floor Lead (NHP) to serve at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, Maryland.

To apply, please click on the following link: http://bit.ly/2BvXZFe

OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of an Animal Caretaker III for the WRAIR/NMRC, Animal Care Project. These responsibilities include all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of on-site animals. Responsible for all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of research animals maintained in the WRAIR facilities.

All employees are expected to perform their duties as assigned, arrive to work at 7:00 am and depart at 3:30 pm Mon-Fri. You will be required to work on the weekend and holidays as scheduled. The weekend and holiday hours are from 7 am to 12:00 pm. In addition you will be expected to work extra hours during emergency situations or if any unexpected situation arise until work is completed.

Description of Duties:

  • Provide food and water to animals following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) or approved protocols.
  • Monitor room status adjust husbandry schedule as room population changes.
  • Perform daily checks and initial sheets for all animal rooms.
  • Provide husbandry support as needed.
  • Check all dirty cages before they leave each assigned corridor.
  • Ensure all cage cards accurately reflect the number of animals in the cage.
  • Ensure all door signs accurately reflect animals in room, make sure all protocol numbers are listed with correct investigator for each protocol (matches cage cards in room).
  • Maintain an accurate animal census in assigned animal rooms, reported weekly.
  • Ensure all animals have non-food enrichment.
  • Sanitize and decontaminate all areas of the facility.
  • Perform routine checks in rooms to ensure cages, rooms are changed and sanitized in accordance with Procedures SOPs.
  • Maintain monthly sanitation schedule and ensure all monthly tasks are completed on time.
  • Supervise receipt of and housing animals. Receive, examine, transfer, identify, and properly house incoming animal shipments according to SOPs.
  • Maintain and repair animal caging and support equipment. Report all needed maintenance to the Facility Manager.
  • Assist with receipt, stocking and maintenance of all supply inventories.
  • Assist cage wash personnel as needed.
  • Dispose of waste and animal carcasses from the facility following appropriate SOPs.
  • Assist with the restraint and manipulation of various animal species.
  • Understand and follow SOPs, safety procedures, and QA/QC guidelines for animal care at all levels of biohazard containment.
  • Perform daily animal health surveillance checks and report any abnormal conditions of either the animals or the animal room environment to the appropriate person.
  • Prepare and submit records, charts, logs, cage cards, and inventories as required by SOPs.
  • Report any abnormal conditions of the animal facility or immediate vicinity to supervisory staff.
  • Assist in training Animal Caretaker I, Animal Caretaker II, and cage wash personnel.
  • Assist in performing animal health and technical experimental procedures as directed.
  • Record experimental data for investigators as required.
  • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of accurate and detailed experimental and animal health records as directed.
  • Perform technical procedures requiring various levels of biohazard containment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Facility Manager.

Education required:
Must have HS Diploma or GED
LAT certification required

Experience required:
Experience caring for animals (Nonhuman Primates, Swine, Rabbits, Ferrets, Snakes, and Rodents) in a laboratory or veterinary environment Preferred 4 years of industry experience

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


(posted 1/11/19)

Job Title: Animal Lab Technician
Company/Organization: Davidson College

Animal Lab Technician: This position is responsible for the daily care of animals used in research and teaching according to the operating and regulatory requirements related to care and use of laboratory animals. Recognizes and reports clinical abnormalities and/or irregularities in animals. Learns the variations among laboratory animals and modes of disease control.

Maintains accurate records in accordance with outlined procedures. Reports areas of noncompliance to the Animal Care Manager. This position is classified as essential personnel and does require weekend and holiday work.

Position Duties:

  • Participates in cleaning and maintenance of animal rooms, (terrestrial and aquatic species), sanitizing rooms and equipment as needed.
  • Provides routine care of research animals. Performs daily checks for animal health and welfare and ensures adequate supplies stocked in animal rooms and near bye labs. Receives and stores materials and supplies. Must be able to lift 50-pound feed bags.
  • Monitors and reports on environmental rooms and housing conditions.
  • Recognizes and reports clinical abnormalities and/or irregularities in animals. Learns the variations among laboratory animals and modes of disease control. Administration of medications if need be.
  • Maintains accurate and prompt records in accordance with outlined procedures. Reports areas of noncompliance to the Animal Care Manager. Understands and complies with operating and regulatory requirements related to care and use of laboratory animals.
  • Assists in training of students in general procedures and animal husbandry. Other activities assigned such as the use of autoclaves, laminar flow hood, ordering of supplies, etc.

Qualifications:
Associate’s Degree required, or at least 3 years of animal care experience will be substituted for education. Work experience in animal care within an animal research facility is required. Training/certification in safety standards, chemical handling and animal care and use in research required. Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and interpersonal skills required. Basic computer skills required.

ALAT or LAT certification is highly preferred.

If interested in applying, please submit an online application to http://employment.davidson.edu 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/rjdrqxtxvtvf8f5h

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