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Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Spvr-Animal Husbandry.
In this role, the successful candidate Responsible for establishing work hours for employees, assigning responsibilities amongst staff, and monitoring their work. Evaluates and documents staff performance, records and reports personnel counseling. Trains staff and encourages a program of staff development. Monitors the animal research housing and support areas for safe environment and conduct of research, and proper/safe disposal of materials involved in research. Monitors and maintains the physical plant for DLAR. Maintains inventory levels for all husbandry supplies in the department. Oversees the maintenance of documentation for animal maintenance to ensure compliance. Interacts with Principal Investigators to provide timely protocol support services
Performs other duties as assigned.
LIAISON WITH PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS - Alerts the Veterinary Services Staff on animal health related matters, individual animals in pain or distress or experiments causing problems related to the animal's well being. Provides assistance to investigators with specific problems on equipment, caging, and animal husbandry. Responds to changes as they occur in research testing schedules. Provides timely, high quality, and other complex response(s) on short notice to meet quality, and other complex response(s) on short notice to meet research needs. Ensures that Principal Investigators comply with guidelines concerning removal of an animal from the facilities area and proper disposal of animal remains.
REGULATORY COMPLIANCE - Maintains a current awareness of governmental regulatory and peer review requirements and guidelines. Maintains physical plant according to department, USDA, NIH, and related federal, state, and local guidelines. Initiates corrective action, if necessary.
INVENTORY FILES - Determines appropriate level of food, bedding, cage wash chemicals, caging, accessories, etc. needed. Evaluates existing equipment to assess feasibility; makes recommendations for modifications or upgrade as needed. Oversees the receipt and housing of animals. Coordinates the logging, arrangement of available housing facilities, proper care identification to ensure efficiency and regulatory compliance.
MAINTENANCE OF PHYSICAL PLANT - Maintains a current awareness of regulatory requirements pertaining to environmental and plant conditions for housing of animals. Reports all environmental and plant conditions that are inappropriate in a timely fashion. Meets with Plant and Maintenance Representatives and outlines needs and/or necessary revisions.
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT - Provides a safe working environment for all employees, investigators, and their staff. Monitors safety records on an ongoing basis, investigates accidents, and correct safety hazards.Oversees the maintenance of major equipment such as rack washers, autoclaves, automatic watering system sterilizer, etc.Plans and monitors sanitation, nutrition, and caging of animals to ensure compliance with departmental standards.
STAFF DEVELOPMENT - Ensures that policies and procedures are up-to-date, well-organized, and easily accessible.2.Encourages staff to pursue higher education and seek professional growth.3.Distributes educational material/literature to the staff as it becomes available.4.Trains staff effectively and maintains detailed records of performance and training status probationary employees.
SUPERVISION OF STAFF - Recognizes the need to counsel subordinates and reports same to supervisor. Explains to the employee clearly what his/her responsibilities are and the standards of performance.Offers guidance for improving performance to the employee.Brings to the employees attention areas of performance needing improvement as soon as they are recognized with a plan and time frame for correction.Approaches the review process constructively and conducts it in accordance with Human Resources and departmental guidelines and procedures.
SCHEDULING OF STAFF - Defines the expected outcome and time of completion clearly to the employee.Communicates the objective of the assignment to the employee. Institutes appropriate follow-up with the employee to ensure that the desired outcome is reached.Assigns work in order to accomplish goals in a timely fashion and makes all allowances for individual initiative.Allocates resources appropriately so that task can be accomplished.Distributes assignments equitably.Monitors manpower and efficiencies; makes necessary adjustments and reassignments according to workload demands.Completes and maintains all timekeeping records.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a BS in Animal Science, Biological Science or a recognized equivalent life sciences discipline, preferred.AALAS Certification at the Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATg) level, and 3-5 years experience in laboratory animal science.An additional 2+ years of related supervisory experience within a laboratory animal research facility. Strong oral and written communication skills.Must have a thorough working knowledge of the regulations and requirements of Federal, State and local government agencies as well as safety standards as they apply to laboratory animal care. Must be able to interact with associates in other disciplines effectively
Preferred Qualifications: Ability to lift 50 lbs
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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