Senior Clinical Veterinarian or Clinical Veterinarian
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Animal Resources Program (UAB-ARP) is seeking a full-time senior or clinical laboratory animal veterinarian.
Principal responsibilities include health surveillance, surgical and clinical care to a variety of research animals, participate in teaching and training, as well as active involvement in the IACUC. Additional duties include development of standard operating procedures, supervision of veterinary staff, providing emergency veterinary care and assisting in ensuring facility and program compliance with federal regulations and AAALAC International standards. Opportunity for collaborative research is available.
Qualifications include a DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school or equivalent. A license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, and ACLAM board certification or board eligibility will be considered. Laboratory animal residents finishing their ACLAM-approved residency program are encouraged to apply.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and is competitive with the national average. Applications will be received until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references to: Samuel C. Cartner, D.V.M., M.P.H. Ph.D. Animal Resources Program, and Research Support Building Rm 220L, 1530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294-2800 or fax (205) 975-3281. Please direct any questions to telephone 205-934-8213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work-life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities
Job Title: Facility Manager
Reports To: Associate Director of Facility and Husbandry Operations
GENERAL SUMMARY / OVERVIEW:
Under the direction of the Associate Director of Facility and Husbandry Operations of the BWH Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) the Facility Manager’s primary responsibility is the management of CCM Research Animal Specialist-levels 1-3 and Senior (RAS) personnel. Position responsibilities include the management and oversight of husbandry and animal care conducted within the CCM Animal Facilities. The Manager will ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, AAALAC accreditation standards, and support research needs of the investigative research staff.
Position requirements include personnel management responsibilities and collaboration with internal hospital departments, outside equipment venders, and service contractors. The CCM Facility Manager must understand and champion teamwork, staff empowerment, standardization of processes and continuous improvement initiatives while collaborating with other CCM managers and professional staff in the standardization and continuous improvement of department initiatives.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervises facility staff including conducting regular performance evaluations, mentoring, training and career development. Active participant in hiring and as necessary disciplinary process for facility staff.
Manage day-to-day operations of RAS staff providing animal health checks, husbandry services, and research support services by scheduling tasks, motivating staff to achieve targets, and assisting as needed
Assure daily husbandry and welfare standards, facility maintenance, animal receipt, transfers, euthanasia, importation/exportation and safety requirements are adequately and efficiently met.
Manage team-based work assignments, facilitate workplace organizational improvements, and structured team problem solving.
Assure consistent delivery of supplies to CCM Animal Facilities.
Assure appropriate husbandry and support is provided to the animals under CCM’s care.
Conduct facility orientation training for new researchers. This includes scheduling of training, credential review, and experience assessment.
Direct new researchers to CCM resources for training.
Responsible for inventory management within CCM Animal Facilities assuring adequate supplies are available while minimizing waste due to poor inventory management.
Promote a team culture and lead continuous improvement initiatives within the facility and throughout the department.
Act as a mentor and provide timely feedback to employees under their supervision.
Champion a customer-centric environment throughout the facility. Address and resolve problems or questions from investigative staff concerning the facility or animal care in general.
Perform investigator outreach to improve customer experience and communication between CCM and research staff.
Assure all required documentation is maintained. This may include applicable SOPs, animal census, individual animal records, facility maintenance records, sanitation records, animal orders and receipt, inventory management, husbandry duty sign-off sheets.
May be required to work weekends and holidays
Comply with CCM and BWH policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college
OR Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at the LATg level with 5 years’ industry managing experience required.
CMAR certification or the qualifications to obtain CMAR at the time of hire preferred.
Minimum of 2 years’ work experience in a laboratory animal facility in a leadership role required.
SKILLS / ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
Proficient in verbal and written English and Mathematics pertinent to the duties of the position and situations that may be encountered in CCM Animal Facilities.
Management skills appropriate with the requirements of the size of the assigned facility.
Ability to make appropriate, sustainable decisions regarding daily facility operations and to address unusual situations that arise within the animal research facilities.
Have a customer-focused attitude and enjoy working with similarly dedicated persons in a team fashion within a high-energy research environment.
Ability to lift and move 50 lbs on a regular basis
Ability to stand for long periods of time.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft applications including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Ability to learn applications used for census and health checks, and other technologies as assigned.
The animal facility has a variety of environmental conditions. Specifically, employees may be exposed to noise, dust, chemicals, extreme heat, and animal waste products. The duration of exposure to any of the above is dependent on the assigned duties. Some aspects of this position may expose the incumbent to potential zoonotic diseases. Appropriate protective clothing and equipment may be required and will be provided when required, accompanied by appropriate training.
Directly supervises RAS1-3 and Senior RAS husbandry teams.
Expected to identify ways to perform required duties in the most economical way possible and make recommendations for cost and resource saving improvements.
Sound management of inventories to prevent waste.
Lead Research Animal Specialist
Job Title: Lead Research Animal Specialist
Job Code: Grade: 77 FLAS Status: non-exempt
Department/Unit/Section: CCM Reviewed By:
Reports To: Facility Manager Date Revised: October 2019
GENERAL SUMMARY / OVERVIEW
The Lead Research Animal Specialist provides all the duties of a RAS 1, 2 and 3 including animal husbandry, enclosure and facility sanitation, facility maintenance, animal health and welfare monitoring, research support services, maintenance of facility and animal medical records, ordering/receiving supplies and animal research subjects, and ensuring compliance standards are followed within the CCM animal facilities. The Lead RAS operates in a facility leadership role by managing work assignments and operational flow in a given area to ensure critical tasks are completed daily in a safe and efficient manner. The Lead RAS position also can stand as interim facility manager during absence. Additional responsibilities of the Lead RAS include writing, reviewing, and approving SOPs and providing hands-on training of RAS1-3 duties for new hires and current employees working toward promotion.
All Research Animal Specialists are required to work in a team environment following Lean Management principles and participate in continuous improvement projects. This position involves daily exposure to laboratory animals, their waste products, and possibly chemical agents, radioactive isotopes and ASBL2 hazards. Rotating weekend and holiday work hours are required.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties are performed daily with minimal supervision:
Able to perform all duties and responsibilities of Research Animal Specialist 1, 2 and 3 level.
(Please reference RAS 1, 2 and 3 job descriptions for detailed descriptions of each topic)
Performs Facility Cage Wash Operation
Provides Facility Maintenance and Sanitization
Performs Animal Husbandry Tasks
Able to perform husbandry and health monitoring of USDA covered species, updating Individual Animal Records when required.
Performs regular “status checks” of facility staff to assure adequate workload and critical task completion.
Provides Animal Health Monitoring
Performs standard treatments as prescribed by the veterinary staff.
Reports progress of therapies to the team, veterinary staff, and PI staff via health card notifications and email.
Conducts veterinary euthanasia orders as prescribed by the veterinary staff
Evaluate animal health in BL2 areas and report abnormal clinical signs to the manager and veterinary staff per SOP.
Collect and prepare sentinel samples for processing and evaluation.
Meets with Veterinary Services to conduct animal health rounds
Performs Facility Support Functions
Prepare rooms for decontamination by organizing and cleaning the space.
Provides Research Support Services.
Leads research support service projects for investigative staff.
Manager may delegate the Lead RAS to meet with investigative research staff regarding customer service issues, as appropriate.
Provides importation and exportation services.
Receives and processes incoming animals.
Checks in, anchors and barcodes import and transfer cages
Prepares animals for export to other institutions
Collects diagnostic samples as needed
Ensures that animal identification, strain nomenclature and proper transportation equipment (transgel, nutritional supplements, sterilized bedding, escape proof containers, etc.) are used.
Designated Hands-on Trainer for CCM operations and investigative staff.
Works with the CCM Training Program Manager to provide training to new and transferred facility staff on facility procedures and SOPs.
New hire training
SOP proficiency review
SOP training (new and/or revised)
Remedial / refresher training
Updates employee training files to document trainings and proficiency review
Serves as subject matter expert in all areas of the facility
Assists in training investigative staff in facility operations and rodent handling procedures
Performs quality assurance rounds and submit findings to Facility Manager.
Assists in creation and evaluation of SOP drafts.
Complies with CCM and BWH policies and standard operating procedures.
Works holiday and weekends as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalency degree required.
A minimum of 3 years of laboratory animal experience
Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at the LATg certification level required but may be waived for comparable experience or exemplary performance.
At least 1 year of laboratory animal care experience as a Research Animal Specialist 3 level.
Lean White belt certification preferred.
SKILLS / ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
Excellent verbal and written English communication skills. Bilingual in Spanish or Tibetan preferred.
Ability to learn CCM and Partners computer applications.
Knowledge of basic computer skills including email and Microsoft Office
Ability to lift and move 50 lbs on a regular basis.
Long periods of standing.
Has a customer-focused, positive attitude and enjoys working with similarly dedicated persons in a team fashion within a high-energy research environment.
Ability to work effectively and promote a team work environment.
Ability to problem solve work process within the scope of their job
The animal facility has a variety of environmental conditions.
Specifically, employees may be exposed to noise, dust, chemicals, extreme heat, and animal waste products.
The duration of exposure to any of the above is dependent on the assigned duties. Some aspects of this position may expose the incumbent to potentially fatal zoonotic diseases.
Appropriate protective clothing and equipment may be required and will be provided when required, accompanied by appropriate training.
This position may also expose the employee to animals treated with chemical hazards, radioactive dyes, and other induced conditions as part of approved protocols.
Employees are expected to conduct all work in a safe manner that includes maintaining knowledge of animal handling techniques consistent with the condition of the animal, protocol, regulations and department policy, including radioactive treatments and bodily fluids.
No direct reports.
Responsible for economical use of resources and time.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) to maintain a hiring process that ensures all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status. All employment actions will be conducted in complete accordance with the Equal Employment/Affirmation Action policy for BWH.
Continuous Improvement & Logistcs Manager
Continuous Improvement & Logistics Manager-YARC Yale Animal Resources Center – Operations Manager 3; Program Leader (25) Work Week (37.5 hours) Monday – Friday Work Location - Medical School Campus Position Focus: Reporting to the Director of Operations (YARC), the overall purpose of the position is to provide leadership and oversight in developing and directing an effective and innovative Continuous Improvement Program across YARC Operations, as well as directing a comprehensive and integrated transportation and materials management program that supports and protects Yale’s biomedical research enterprise. This position requires an experienced Lean leader who will deliver coaching, training, analysis, and project leadership for Continuous Improvement. Tools to be used and disseminated in the organization include: DMAIC, Kaizen, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping, Standard Work, Gemba, 5S and Visual Management. The incumbent must be both a credible teacher to diverse levels of people (from facility floor to Senior YARC leadership) and capable of developing and executing lean strategies in an organizationally appropriate manner that yields measurable results. YARC is located in 18 sites and requires ongoing transport of animals, equipment and supplies. YARC’s operations increasingly rely on biosecure transportation of sanitized, sterilized equipment and waste as well as delivery of supplies from the centralized warehouse. As a member of the senior management staff of YARC Operations, the incumbent’s responsibilities include evaluation, development, and revision of policies and standards for YARCs Continuous Improvement/Logistics Operations in order to balance operational priorities with competing research, financial, space, and regulatory requirements. This includes continuous monitoring, assessment and modification of assigned operations to ensure excellent customer service, cost containment and compliance with federal and state Animal Welfare, Biosafety, and Department of Transportation regulations and voluntary accreditation guidelines. Other significant responsibilities include staff development, quality control, budget development and partnering with Yale University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Environmental Health and safety (EHS) to address compliance issues. Essential Duties: • Reviews and determines staffing needs, job posting requirements, salary guidelines, and labor agreement interpretations for exempt and non-exempt staff in one or more functional department of the University. • Manages the administrative support needs for exempt and nonexempt staff and provides recommendations, improvements, solutions and assistance as needed. • Manages and monitors technology needs, conducts inventory, and system requirements for the assigned departments. • Develops and prepares budgets, financial forecasts, and financial analyses and the actual vs. budgeted performance reports for the departments. • Manages the use of facilities in one or more departments including office space, work stations, equipment, and office supplies. • Manages administrative support for activities of one or more departments to ensure timely completion of projects. • Manages and coordinates training sessions for assigned departments when new policies or practices are adopted. • Ensures compliance with University and federal regulations as they apply to the assigned departments. • Identifies, plans, and develops administrative policies for the assigned departments. • Assists in reviewing and implements University and departmental policies as they pertain to the administrative functions of the assigned department. • Assesses and makes recommendations regarding staff development and staffing levels. • Monitors, develops, plans, and executes systematic research on user requirements through such mechanisms as surveys, interviews, focus groups and competitive analysis. • Manages a staff of exempt and non-exempt employees. • May perform other duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience: • Bachelor’s Degree in related field and 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience. Required Skills/Abilities: • Ability creating, administering, leading and conducting continuous process improvement training programs for all levels of the organization. • Ability to implement change at all levels of an organization and drive projects to completion with minimal supervision. • Well-developed oral and written presentation and interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate and communicate at different levels of an organization. • Proficient computer skills. • Demonstrated ability mentoring and developing people at all levels of the organization to successfully and consistently achieve high performance. Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: • Materials Management/Logistics experience. Mastery level in application of Lean tools with tangible impact. Enterprise-wide Lean transformation or Six Sigma program deployment experience is a plus. Master Black Belt certification. Background Check Requirements: All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check.
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Position Title: Animal Care Attendant (PED 00008, DD0030, Level 0030) Hiring Unit: Comparative Medicine and Animal Resources Centre Hours: 35 hrs/week (may include weekend and holiday work) Shifts are available 7 am to 4 pm Hourly Wage: $19.46- $26.83 Position Type: Full-Time Date of Posting: April 18, 2019 Deadline to Apply: April 30, 2019 Job Summary Under the direction of the immediate supervisor, carries out duties related to the maintenance, feeding and care of animals according to an established schedule. Assists with tasks related to breeding and sacrifice. Education/Experience High School Leaving Six (6) months related experience Primary Responsibilities 1. Distributes food to animals in established quantities in accordance with a schedule. 2. Cleans and disinfects pens and cages; washes drinking and feeding troughs and other accessories. 3. Immediately informs supervisor of any apparent changes in the animals' state of health; takes temperatures as necessary. 4. Receives, stores and delivers food and accessories necessary to the maintenance of animals. As necessary, verifies animals which have been ordered and transports them to the appropriate locations. 5. Performs minor work relating to the construction or repair of cages and feeding troughs, etc. 6. Takes inventory of animals. Assists in the inventory of supplies and equipment. Other Qualifying Skills & Abilities Demonstrated knowledge of animal husbandry and animal health care. Demonstrated ability to lift and carry items weighing approximately 50 lbs. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet deadlines. Excellent attention to detail. Knowledge of sanitization procedures. Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate manual records. Demonstrated ability to clearly transmit and receive information. Ability to work alone as well as part of a team. English (spoken and written). French (spoken preferred). You will gain extensive experience working in a team setting. There will be opportunities to problem solve and present ideas for continuous improvement. You will naturally develop your communication skills dealing with colleagues and research clients. HOW TO APPLY Please submit your cover letter and CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification. Titre du poste: Préposé aux animaux (PED 00008, DD0030, niveau 0030) Département: Comparative Medicine and Animal Resources Centre Horaire: 35 h par semaine (peut inclure des weekends et des jours fériés) Quarts de travail disponibles entre 7 :00 et 16 :00. Hourly Wage: $19.46- $26.83 Type de poste Temps plein Date de l’affichage 18 avril 2019 Date limite d’application 30 avril 2019 Sommaire du poste: Sous la direction du supérieur immédiat, exécuter les tâches relatives à l’entretien, à l’alimentation et aux soins des animaux, selon un horaire établi. Collaborer aux fonctions liées à la reproduction et à l’euthanasie. Formation et expérience: Diplôme d'études secondaires Six (6) mois d'expérience Responsabilités et tâches principals: 1. Distribuer la nourriture aux animaux selon les quantités déterminées en respectant un horaire. 2. Nettoyer et désinfecter les cases et les cages ainsi que laver les abreuvoirs et les auges et d’autres accessoires. 3. Informer immédiatement le superviseur de tout changement apparent dans la santé des animaux; prendre leur température au besoin. 4. Recevoir, ranger et distribuer la nourriture et les accessoires nécessaires à l’entretien des animaux. Vérifier, au besoin, les animaux qui ont été commandés et les transporter aux endroits appropriés. 5. Faire l’inventaire des animaux. Participer à l’inventaire des fournitures et du matériel. 6. Effectuer des réparations mineures du matériel et des instruments sous sa responsabilité, et veiller à leur entretien. Assurer la propreté de l’espace de travail. Autres compétences et/ou aptitudes: Connaissance évidente de l’élevage et des soins de santé des animaux. Capacité manifeste de soulever et de transporter des charges d’environ 50 lb. Expérience du travail avec de nombreuses espèces. Capacité manifeste de gérer les priorités, de travailler efficacement et en collaboration dans un horaire serré. Grand souci du détail. Connaissance des procédures de désinfection. Capacité manifeste pour la tenue de dossiers manuels précis. Aptitude reconnue à communiquer clairement et à bien comprendre l’information reçue. Capacité de travailler seul ou en équipe. Anglais, parlé et écrit. Français (parlé). Possibilité de travailler les week-ends et les jours fériés. Des tests seront effectués. Vous acquérez des compétences étendues en travail d’équipe. Vous aurez des opportunités de résoudre des problèmes et de présenter des idées pour l’amélioration continuelle de notre service. Vous développerez vos capacités de communication en interagissant avec vos collègues et notre clientèle de chercheurs. Comment poser sa candidature: Veuillez envoyer votre lettre de présentation et votre CV à: M. Subibe Choudhury (email@example.com). L’Université McGill recrute sur la base du mérite et s’est fermement engagée à promouvoir et instaurer l’équité et la diversité au sein de sa communauté. Nous accueillons favorablement les demandes d’emploi des personnes racisées et de minorités visibles, des femmes, des personnes autochtones, des personnes handicapées, des minorités ethniques, des personnes de toute orientation et identité sexuelles, ainsi que toute personne possédant les aptitudes et les connaissances lui permettant de travailler en collaboration avec diverses communautés. ’Université McGill met en oeuvre un programme d’équité en matière d’emploi et invite les membres des
Program Manager, Rodent Research Support Services
The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Comparative Medicine is seeking a Program Manager for Rodent Research Support Services. This position will be responsible for overseeing the CCM rodent research support services program and related projects that support the development and delivery of these research services to include, but not limited to, rodent breeding and production, rodent compound administration, and other rodent biomethodology procedures. As a member of the CCM Leadership Team, this person would also serve on strategic departmental initiatives and employ Lean practices in programmatic process improvements.