Manager, Animal Care Facility

Location
Camden, New Jersey
Posted
Jun 15, 2017
Ref
55612208
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Rowan University is a public comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

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:
a. Assures timely notification of the research staff about sick animals.

b. Oversees the animal health record keeping.

c. Provides treatment to sick animals as prescribed by veterinarian.

d. Coordinates animal import and export.

e. Oversees and participates in colony health monitoring.

f. Oversees post-approval monitoring (PAM).

g. Maintains inventory for drugs, disposal of expired drugs and records the usage of controlled drugs.

h. Schedules and participate in research staff training.

Basic qualification:

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.


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