Animal Husbandry Manager - Animal Care
Job Title: Animal Husbandry Manager - Animal Care
Location: Case Main Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 8684
Job Description POSITION OBJECTIVE
- Oversee animal care activities for assigned area within ARC; animal feed and water, cage change and preparation, room sanitation, equipment monitoring, organization and supervision and determine priorities for the assigned animal care operations and assist with the development and implementation of programs. (8%)Evaluate the effectiveness of animal care activities to maintain the proper animal care environment at all times and modify procedures of animal care and animal enclosure sanitation in a compassionate, cost effective and efficient manner. (8%)Supervise animal husbandry technicians and team leaders; interview, hire and train new technicians in animal care activities; evaluate performance and recommend salary increases and promotions; and determine weekly schedules in coordination with the facility Animal Husbandry Manager–Cage Wash. (8%)Train technicians, other ARC staff and research personnel as needed in the animal care, cage and enclosure changing, and cage wash daily duties. (7%)Evaluate workflow and make recommendations to improve interaction between husbandry personnel and cage preparation personnel. (6%)Monitor caging, equipment and animal supplies levels to identify needed equipment and supplies to meet ongoing demand. Solicit bids from vendors for replacement cages, place orders and provide single source documentation where applicable. (6%)Collaborate with the ARC management team in establishing policies, procedures and methods to ensure maintenance of AAALAC standards of housing and care. (6%)Supervise and oversee animal disposal and waste management activities. (6%)Maintain laminar flow workbenches and oversee preventative maintenance and daily care of animal caging equipment. Contact manufacturer and vendor to provide service to animal caging equipment. (6%)Assume the duties of other Animal Husbandry Managers, including Cage Wash, in assigned or another facility as required. (6%)Assist with the maintenance of cage washers and autoclaves and ensure that preventative maintenance and daily quality control checks are performed. Contact manufacturer and vendor to provide service for the cage wash equipment. (6%)Maintain awareness of chemical hazard and safety plans (MSDSs, ECP, CHP), and their implementation by Director; assume the duties of the Animal Husbandry Manager–Special Facilities as required. (6%)Contact Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) for hazard evaluation and compliance as required. (6%)
- Perform back up duties to the Administrative Manager in the area of human resources procedures including time approval and overtime. (3%)Serve as the liaison to research personnel and provide assistance and advice on animal care issues. (3%)Assist in delivering animals and supplies to and from other animal facilities. (3%)Provide input for the evaluation of new caging and related equipment. (3%)Perform other related duties as assigned. (3%)
- Excellent management skills; ability to effectively lead, train, work with, elicit cooperation from, and maintain awareness of communication and learning styles of individual staff members.Familiarity with compliance regulations of the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, AAALAC guidelines, the State of Ohio Veterinary Practice Act, Federal Drug Enforcement Administration regulatory guidelines, US Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine regulations and other applicable regulatory guidelines preferred. The incumbent will be required to be aware of all applicable regulations related to animal research within 90 days after hire. Must demonstrate compassion for animals within the ARC facilities and dedication to ARC’s mission. Must handle animals with care and respect at all times.Willingness and ability to operate cage wash equipment. Familiarity with equipment management and/or quality control, specifically related to sanitation, is preferred. Previous experience working with animals and/or working in a research environment preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills. Must demonstrate the ability to effective communicate and work with individuals form a broad spectrum of disciplines, technical and educational backgrounds within the department, school and university, and individuals outside the university. Must demonstrate the ability to articulately and accurately relay information to ARC management and staff, investigators, research staff, and other interested parties.Strong organization skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines. Must demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy, time management skills, and follow-through.Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively within a team. Must be highly motivated, responsible, dependable and a self-starter.Effective problem-solving skills; must demonstrate excellent analytical skills, sound judgment and good decision-making.Must demonstrate flexibility and ability to work under pressure; must be able and willing to work in a fast-paced, changing environment, and conform to shifting priorities, demands and timeline.Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.) and database management.Must demonstrate willingness to learn new techniques, procedures, processes, and computer programs as needed.Ability to meet consistent attendance.Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers face to face.
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