Manager, Animal Care Facility
Establishes work hour for employees, assigns responsibilities amongst staff, and monitor work. Evaluates and documents staff performance, records and reports personnel counseling. Trains the staff in departmental procedures. Participates in colony health monitoring, animal import/export coordination. Provides treatment for sick animals as directed by veterinarian, Oversees post-approval monitoring (PAM). Monitors and maintains the physical plant for Animal Facilities. Maintain inventory levels for all husbandry supplies in the assigned facility. Oversees the maintenance of animal documentation to ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies. Interact with Principal Investigators to provide timely support services. Facilitates Vivarium access for new research staff. Possesses interpersonal communication skills to interact with the vivarium director, staff and investigators. Assists the Vivarium Director with day to day duties, performs other duties as assigned by the Director. This position requires cross institutional coverage responsibilities. This position reports to Vivarium Director.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
- Scheduling Staff: Establish work hours for employees, assign responsibilities amongst staff, and monitor work.Supervision Staff: Evaluates and documents staff performance, records and reports personnel counseling.Staff Development: Trains the staff in departmental procedures and encourages staff development.Physical Environment: Monitors the animal research housing and support areas for safe environment, conduct of research, and proper/safe disposal of materials involved in research.Maintenance of Physical Plant: Monitors and maintains the physical plant for Animal Facilities.Inventory Files: Maintains inventory levels for all husbandry supplies in the assigned facility.Regulatory Compliance: Oversees the maintenance of documentation for animal maintenance to ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies.Liaison with principal Investigators: Interacts with Principal Investigators to provide timely support services.Animal care, biosecurity and PAM:
Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/ university with course work related to biomedical research or four (4) years related experience in lieu of degree, AALAS certification (LATg) is required; Possessing CVT, ACVT, CMAR is a plus; Experience in a supervisory or lead role; Ability to report to work after hours, weekend, holidays in case of emergencies such as animal health issues, power loss, heating/air conditioning loss, alarms; Experience working with laboratory animals including rodent, large animals and performing related technical manipulations; Ability to lift and carry up to 40-50 lbs; Ability to keep detailed and accurate computer records; Experience in Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word & Excel).Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.