SENIOR OPERATIONS MANAGER, DLAR
SENIOR OPERATIONS MANAGER, DLAR
Lab Animal Resources
Oversee the daily activities and operations of the Division of Laboratory Animal care facilities.Manages through subordinate supervisors the coordination of the activities of asection(s) or department(s) with responsibility for results interms of costs, methods, and employees. Act as advisor to subordinate(s) to meet schedulesand/or resolve technical problems. Develop and administer budgets, schedules, and performancerequirements.Frequently interacts with subordinate supervisors, customers, and/or functional peer group managers. May interact with senior management.Experience with animal care and surgical techniques. Insures Standard Operating Procedures and protocols are maintained and adhered to. Trains employees in proper laboratorytechniques. Maintains quality checks on cleanliness of laboratories and animal rooms. Insures care and maintenance of the animals in the facility(s)according to Good Laboratory Practices.
Supervise Operations Managers: Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.The above statements describe the general nature and level of work This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of allresponsibilities and duties requiredof personnel so classified.being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. Provided detailed job descriptions and conduct periodic performance appraisals based on facilities inspections and staff performance. Assign and assist with special projects. Promote career development. Provide guidance as requested on hiring,training, promotions, anddisciplinary issues.Coordinate activities among operations managers: Approve purchase of major equipment such as caging, equipment, and materials management supplies. Help ensure compliance with appropriateregulations and standards.
Assist HR Manager with union contract compliance issues. Assign DLAR animal housingspace; Maintain database of DLAR animal housing capacity. Allocate available cage space to investigative/researchstaff. Make recommendations for increasing housing space.Coordinate employee participation in DLAR Occupational Health and Safety Program: Act as liaison between Duke Occupational Health Office and the Division of Lab Animal Resources.Ensure that operations managers are enforcing the DLAR occupational safety policies regarding PPE and coordinate the Hearing Conservation Program. Facilitate facility renovations and new construction project:Review floor plans and become familiar with architectural design intent. Work with architects and Duke project managersfrom project conception through commissioning. Oversee staffing of new facilities. Recommend large equipment purchases such as cagewashers, autoclaves, automatic watering systems,and environmental monitoring systems.Recommend construction materials that are appropriate for animal research facilities. Identify areas where facility upgrades are necessary and obtain cost estimates for implementing improvements. Coordinate with Duke Engineering and Operations on preparation and completion of facility improvement projects.Coordinate Division of Laboratory Animal Resource Technician Training Program: Hire and supervise a Division of Lab Animal Resources Trainer. Assure that the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) animal care technicians are properly trained in Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and AALAS certification preparation.Work with operations managers to promote technician recognition programs and commemorating International Laboratory Animal Technician week.
2876 SENIOR OPERATIONS MANAGER, DLAR
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Full Time / Part Time
Regular / Temporary
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion,sexual orientation, or veteran status.Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System mayinclude essential job functions that require specific physical and/ormental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests forreasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
Requires a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in animal science orveterinary services.
Requires a minimum of ten years of experience to include a minimum offive years in a managerial role and at least five years of lab animalexperience. Requires RLATG Certification.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.