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(posted 12/6/18)

Job Title: Vivarium Manager
Company/Organization: Middlebury College

Middlebury College seeks a Vivarium Manager to oversee the operations of its AAALAC-accredited Laboratory Animal Facility. Under the guidance and direction of the consulting veterinarian, the manager will ensure that vertebrate, invertebrate, and marine animals receive proper care in accordance with applicable regulations, policies, and experimental protocols, diagnose and evaluate animal health issues, and see that appropriate support services for investigators are furnished. The manager will hire, train and supervise animal care staff, and will provide technical guidance, confirm quality of work, conduct performance reviews, coordinate the ordering and receiving of animals, and monitor experimental procedures.

Bachelor’s degree in biology, animal science, or a related field required. Post-graduate study in animal medicine or the equivalent in work experience preferred. Must be AALAS RLAT certified or eligible (RLATg preferred), and have effective working knowledge of applicable federal and state regulations, with accepted principles and techniques in laboratory animal husbandry, and in the diagnosis and evaluation of animal health issues. At least three years’ experience in a laboratory animal facility directly working with animals is required. To view the complete job description and apply online, visit https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/17727

Middlebury College employees enjoy a high quality of life with excellent compensation; competitive health, dental, retirement, and vision benefits; and educational assistance programs. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability


(posted 11/8/18)

Job Title: LAR Facility Manager
Company/Organization: University of Idaho

University of Idaho

LAR Facility Manager

Location: Moscow

Division/College: University Research (Div)

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $46,358 or higher depending on experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

Responsible for the day-to-day supervision and overall management of laboratory animal care personnel and the Gibb Hall laboratory animal research facility (LARF ). Primary duties include procurement of animals and research supplies, ensuring compliance with animal welfare and institutional regulations within the facility, and establishing an adequate care regimen for animals used and house within the LARF . Other aspects include the hiring, training, and supervision of laboratory animal technicians and other part-time personnel, scheduling use of animal holding facilities, implementing/evaluating new procedures, ensuring animals receive proper veterinary care, and helping investigators determine appropriate animal models and techniques to be used to achieve the best outcome in their research. The individual holding this position may be asked to serve as a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

This position is considered essential university personnel, and as such is required to respond (or delegate response) after hours and during university emergencies and closures.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in science related field or certification as an American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG ) – If incumbent does not have AALAS LATG certification at time of hire, employment will be contingent upon achieving certification within a reasonable period as established by supervisor.
  • 1.5 years experience working (or fulltime equivalent of 3,120 hrs) in a laboratory animal facility
  • Experience and ability to: supervise, instruct and train staff
  • Work harmoniously and effectively with faculty, staff, co-workers, technicians and vendors
  • Work on own initiative
  • Implement university and departmental policies and/or programs
  • Develop and maintain computerized record systems
  • Perform long-range facility planning
  • Foresee animal care and facility needs
  • Communicate effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing
  • Extensive knowledge of: federal legislation regarding animals in research, Guide requirements for the care and use of laboratory animals, Requirements of animal care and ethical and valid research procedures, Animal husbandry techniques
  • Possess: exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Must: Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Be willing to participate in a medical surveillance program
  • Be willing to work weekends and holidays as needed
  • Be willing to work after hours, during emergencies, and university closures
  • Ability to: pass Ul Animal Care and Use Training and Ul Basic Biosafety training courses
  • Handle, feed/water, and work in proximity to: furbearing animals, birds, reptiles/amphibians, and fishes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in science related field and certification as an American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG )
  • Master’s Degree in science related field
  • Possess Certified Manager of Laboratory Animal Resources (CMAR ) credentials through the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
  • Completion of the Institute of Laboratory Animal Management (ILAM ) through the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
  • Experience performing IACUC member responsibilities
  • Experience working with animals exposed to biohazards
  • Experience working with animals exposed to insect vectors
  • Demonstrated management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and apply the DHHS -NIH Cost Analysis and Rate Setting Manual for Animal Resource Facilities

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift and/or otherwise move 60 pounds.
  • Ability to wear negative pressure respirators.

Posting Number: SP001979P

Posting Date: 10/25/2018

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Preferential review of applicants to take place on November 26, 2018.

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

To apply, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/1333775

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

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(posted 11/6/18)

Job Title: Animal Facility Specialist II
Company/Organization: SoBran Inc.

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

To be considered, please apply here: http://bit.ly/2zulNHW

OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of an Animal Facility Specialist II for the NIH, Animal Care Project (LARC 11). These responsibilities include all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of on-site animals.

The function of the Animal Facility Specialist II is to ensure 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. 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 II to be forward thinking and create and assist in developing plans to enhance the learning abilities and performance of the staff working on this contract. The Animal Facility Specialist II must possess strong verbal communication and teaching skills. The Animal Facility Specialist II will assist the Program Management in the efficient allocation of the budget, write and maintain reports and develop and maintain an effective relationship with the Government staff. .

Primary duties may include the following:

  • Understands and follows all SOP’s and Quality Assurance Standards.
  • Possesses effective employee relations skills, treats employees in a fair and equitable manner.
  • Provide a daily progress report to the Task Manager, including problems incurred in overseeing daily operations, solutions undertaken to correct problems, progress in accomplishing assigned duties, and suggestions for more efficient operation.
  • Perform facility quality and safety inspections.
  • Ensures supplies are kept at adequate levels.
  • Trains new staff members on job duties and provide mentorship to ensure incumbents continue to meet expectations of the team.
  • Leads by example in ways that exceeds the expectation of the staff.
  • Serves as the person in charge in the absence of the Task Manager.
  • Coordinates training schedules.
  • Supervises area sanitation procedures.
  • Prepares and submits required written records, charts, logs and inventories as requested by the Task Manager.
  • Works weekend, holiday and after hours work as required to meet operational needs of the work site.
  • Writes or assists with employee performance evaluations.
  • Assists in training classes.
  • Assists in interviewing potential applicants for open positions.
  • Performs facility PM checks.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.

All employees are expected to perform their duties as assigned, arrive to work at 7:00 am and depart at 3:30 pm M-F. You may be required to work on the weekends as scheduled. The weekend hours are from 8:00 am to 12:00 am In addition you will be expected to work extra hours during an emergency situation or if any unexpected situations arise until work is completed

Requirements:

  • College degree preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • LATg certification is required

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 11/1/18)

Job Title: Animal Care Technician
Company/Organization: Envigo

The Opportunity

  • As an Operations Supervisor, you will assist in training and supervising technicians in the proper care of laboratory animals and their environment, productivity and growth record maintenance, and ISO 9002 compliance. You will work collaboratively with the local Production Manager and Quality Assurance team to improve internal processes and enhance operations.

How you will contribute to make a difference

  • Adhere to all regulations, policies, guidelines, and procedure principles for utilization and care of animals used for testing, research, and training under state, federal, and internal company regulations.
  • Take action to ensure an environment in which humane care and respect for animals are valued and encouraged according to high ethical and scientific standards.
  • Uphold company biosecurity measures to control known or unknown infections in laboratory animals.
  • Manage to prevent, monitor, and assess health and safety hazards by providing appropriate training and use of equipment and PPE under approved processes and standard operating procedures.
  • Communicate concise direction and clearly articulate, policies, consequences, and expectations with staff and other departments.
  • Maintain a high standard of quality in product and staff performance by means of close attention to details at every stage of processes for optimal results; takes appropriate corrective measures to resolve deficiencies.
  • Assure, monitor, and review animal production protocols are being conducted within IACUC requirements.
  • Manage weekend emergency response process.
  • Oversee production and quality of shipping and receiving functions to meet customer deliveries at requested specifications.
  • Manage production reporting processes and ensure all paperwork is accurate and complete in a timely manner.
  • Maintain staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, scheduling, and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities.
  • Monitor and strategize animal colony production levels of various strains to assist in future production planning to minimize over production but still meet customer demand.
  • Perform general office tasks such as the use of computer program applications to assist in meetings, presentations, data entry, and prepare frequently scheduled reports for analysis with tight deadlines.
  • Maintain company policy and values.

Is this you? If so, apply today!

  • Handle all laboratory animal stock and strains maintained in the barrier and recognize abnormalities at an ISO level IV competency
  • Perform repetitive multi-tasks through strategic organization and accuracy
  • Accurately calculate and record numbers at an ISO level IV competency
  • Communicate well with both employees and management at an ISO level IV competency or higher
  • Work in a standing position that will require bending and stretching of arms and legs
  • Lift and move objects weighing up to 50 lbs

Emails with resume should be submitted directly to Alexandra.vogl@envigo.com


(posted 10/24/18)

Job Title: Production Manager
Company/Organization: Envigo

The Opportunity

  • The Production Manager is responsible for the day to day operations of the animal facilities assigned. This will include but it is not exclusive of meeting customer expectations by maintaining animal welfare, safety, colony production, quality, regulatory compliance, managing operations to plan/budget, and shipping. Direct responsibility for management of Barrier/Isolator Supervisors and/or Group leaders to ensure the proper care of laboratory animals, their environment, maintenance of records, productivity and growth. The production manager is responsible for the Quality Assurance program compliance, and meeting EH&S program compliance. Will coordinate and assist in generating and maintaining commercial animal production, inventories, revisions and reports.

How you will contribute to make a difference

  • Develop and manage operation budgets and financial plans.
  • Ensure adherence to IACUC< AAALAC, and USDA Guidelines.
  • Manage facility/operation to meet business goals
  • Weekly review of the production facilities including “GEMBA” walks to maintain continuous communication with the operations personnel.
  • Lead and/or Mentor monthly Quality/Safety meetings in the facility.
  • Participate in operational process improvement changes using Lean/6 Sigma techniques and promote a continuous improvement environment.
  • Manage updates regarding colony changes as well as the generation of maximum colony levels report for the barriers and/or Isolator areas.
  • Facilitate a weekly review of Colony Manager, with a concerted focus on compliance to percent accountability and accuracy, including the review of production goals and unused animals.
  • Participate in weekly Production Meetings, with a focus on both meeting and level-setting production goals.
  • Regularly review Lost Order Report and develop action plan to address any issues or trends.
  • Lead special projects as they pertain to Production, to include but not be limited to, customer special projects and production improvement projects.
  • Manage the Quarterly Breeder Age Analysis, to include a review of Barrier and Isolator reports, as well as an update to the resulting changes in Colony Manager.
  • Oversee Genetic and Routine Health Monitoring. Maintain Health Testing Schedules, and ensure that they are adhered to.
  • Maintain electronic and/or paper version of Inbred Pedigree charts for genetic officer.
  • Ensure population and repopulation of Barrier/Isolators, as well as turnover of Barrier/Isolators where appropriate.
  • Approve procedure revisions as required.
  • Ensure training plans, development, and evaluation of individuals reporting to position
  • Coach, mentor, develop, and hold staff accountable for meeting performance goals
  • Other duties as required by management to achieve Envigo objectives.

Is this you? If so, apply today!

  • Demonstrated commitment to animal production and welfare
  • Proven ability to provide strong leadership
  • Knowledge of Rodent Breeding Techniques
  • Ability to be adaptable, flexible, and be an agent of change.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Highly Motivated, results oriented
  • BA Degree, (Animal Science education desirable) and 5 years in a leadership role or equivilant
  • Animal Science, Bioscience or pharmaceutical background a plus
  • CMAR (Certified Manager of Animal Resources), ALAT, LAT, LATG, a plus

Emails with resume should be submitted directly to Alexandra.vogl@envigo.com


(posted 10/24/18)

Job Title: Talen Acquistion partner
Company/Organization: Envigo

Emails with resume should be submitted directly to Alexandra.vogl@envigo.com


(posted 10/18/18)

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

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

SoBran is seeking a Facility Manager at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, Virginia.

To apply, please click on the following link: http://bit.ly/2yNW8tl

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

Responsibilities include:

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

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

Experience Required:

  • Must have experience working with multiple animal species. Ensures animals are cared for and maintained in accordance with Animal Welfare Regulations, U.S. Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
  • Must possess strong verbal communication, teaching skills and be knowledgeable of veterinary medical terminology and animal facility operations
  • 4 years experience in a laboratory animal facility, 2 of which are in a supervisory position. Must have experience with husbandry and technical support of rodent/swine/rabbit facilities, barrier management, hazard containment, technical proficiency and data management. Must have knowledge and understanding for industry specific work place safety and accident prevention techniques. Must be well organized, able to plan, and have good time management skills. Must be able to work in a team environment and be adaptable.

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 10/5/18)

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

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

Primary Responsibilities:

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

Qualified candidates will possess:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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


(posted 9/21/18)

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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


(posted 9/20/18)

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

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

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

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

Education Required:

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

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

Vaccinations and/or TB testing will be required.

Position is contingent upon a successful background check.


(posted 8/31/18)

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

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

SoBran is seeking a Program Manager to serve at our facility in Poolesville, Maryland.

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

Description of Duties:

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

Schedule: All employees are expected to perform their duties as assigned, arrive to work at 7:00 am and depart at 3:30 pm M-F. These hours may shift based on the workload. In addition, you will be expected to work extra hours during an emergency situation or if any unexpected situation arise until work is completed.

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

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

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

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


(posted 8/21/18)

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

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

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

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

Description of Duties:

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

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

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

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

Our commitment

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


(posted 7/31/18)

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

Animal Care Manager/Teaching Assistant

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

DUTIES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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