Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Service
The Division of Laboratory Animal Services (DLAS) at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia, is seeking an experienced, compassionate and collaborative leader for the position of Director of Laboratory Animal Services to manage a multi-site complex for animal care and use. Home to four campuses in Augusta and various satellite locations, Augusta University, one of 26 institutions within the University System of Georgia, is at the forefront of groundbreaking research focused on improving and enriching the human experience. The Division of Laboratory Animal Services (DLAS) is the centralized service organization responsible for the procurement, conditioning, routine care and veterinary oversight of animals used in research and teaching. DLAS also maintains a diagnostic laboratory equipped to perform hematology, bacteriology and parasitology testing in support of research and teaching programs. DLAS professional veterinary staff includes an assistant director and a clinical veterinarian who is also a specialist in laboratory animal medicine; and trained Veterinary Technicians who, under the direction of the veterinarians and other scientists, are available to carry out animal treatments, technical procedures and assist in surgery. The Director will ensure collaboration and integration of laboratory animal resources and support research effort through direction over the Animal Care and Use Program. The Director will serve as the Attending Veterinarian (AV) and as such, will assume the leadership role for implementation of the Animal Care and Use Program and have sufficient authority, as provided by the institution, to treat an animal and institute appropriate measures to relieve pain or distress, including euthanasia. The Director is expected to work collaboratively with the Institutional Official (IO), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), research staff and internal and external regulatory agencies. The Director is responsible for recognizing and maintaining adequate resources to manage the overall program of veterinary care and will supervise the Clinical Veterinary staff to provide clinical care, health surveillance and program oversight. The DLAS Director reports to the Associate Vice President for Basic Science Research at AU. Since the Director also serves as the Attending Veterinarian, there is also a dotted line reporting relationship between the Attending Veterinarian and the IO. This matrix reporting structure is in place to insure that animal program needs can be clearly communicated to the IO in accordance with AAALAC accreditation guidelines. While all applications will be reviewed, the ideal candidate will: ▪ Hold a veterinary license in the USA ▪ Be eligible and willing to obtain a Georgia State Veterinary License ▪ Have had five or more years' experience (fiscal and administrative) managing a complex animal care and use program ▪ Have strong and demonstrable interpersonal skills Additional consideration will be given to candidates with a record of accomplishment in residency or equivalent experience in clinical laboratory animal medicine, experience in medicine and research use of experimental animals, surgery and management of rodents and other species of lab animals. With an emphasis on customer service and a providing high quality animal care and research support in a timely manner while being courteous, professional and responsive to researcher customers, the Director must be highly collaborative and prioritize the welfare of animals and the staff that care for them, while also having the skills and experience to raise external sources of funding in a time of state budget constraints. Vast experience training staff on best practices and analytics and root cause analysis are all high priorities. Facility operation and facility maintenance oversight experience is critical. The Director will be disciplined about implementing critical protocol to maintain compliance during a time of animal research growth and findings. This is an opportunity for an innovative and organized leader to collaborate with an impressive research staff that have the capacity and influence to develop critical medical findings for the future of medicine. Additional information about the position, including a leadership profile, can be found at www.wittkieffer.com. DLAS maintains a centralized animal care program with administrative management of six on-campus and one off-campus animal facilities. The animal facility and use program is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC), a Registered Research Facility with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA No. 57-R-0002) and has an Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare Assurance number. Application materials should be submitted to the candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to WittKieffer consultants Mercedes Chacon Vance and Kim Brettschneider at AugustaDirLAS@wittkieffer.com. All nominations and applications shall be confidential. Augusta University and AU Health System are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. We seek and encourage applicants from underrepresented categories. Augusta University is an AA/EEO/Equal Access/ADA Employer.
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 email@example.com.
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 Code: 001927 “buyer” Grade: Z FLAS Status: Non-Exempt
Department/Unit/Section: CCM Reviewed By: Hoggatt
Reports to: Billing and Special Services Manager
BR/WB: BR2084 WB0930
General Description The Animal Procurement and Administrative Specialist processes all animal purchase orders and assures regulatory compliance for all orders placed for CCM affiliated animal facilities. In addition to animal orders, the Animal Procurement Specialist will process and track invoices for animal orders using Bioware and PeopleSoft. This position requires maintaining efficient and organized tracking and filing systems of orders and invoices, as well as maintenance of the procurement database for the purposes of cage cards and reports.
A significant portion of the Animal Procurement & Administrative Specialist’s responsibility is to provide exceptional customer service as CCM’s departmental liaison between vendors, staff, colleagues, researchers, and accounts payable. The individual is expected to assure the prompt and accurate delivery of requested goods and to resolve any issues pertaining to animal orders placed.
Key Objectives · Process and maintain animal orders that are entered into CCM’s web-based ordering system by investigators daily
· Maintain efficient and organized filing system of animal orders and invoices
· Track USDA animal usage for the USDA annual report
· Provide exceptional customer service as a departmental liaison between vendors, researchers, and accounts payable
· Notify investigators of scheduled animal delivery dates
· Organize and execute animal import/export and transfer procedures and understand the different levels of biosecurity that govern the BWH animal research program
· Stay abreast of all enhancements and changes in purchasing system and processes
· Look for ways to continuously improve animal procurement processes to eliminate waste and inefficiencies and provide better customer service
· Lead and/or participate in department and center LEAN projects and initiatives
· Create and manage POs for animal purchases through Partners purchasing system
· Purchase supplies as needed for CCM facilities through Partners purchasing system
· Handling office tasks such as filing, generating reports and setting up for meetings
· Provide real-time scheduling support by booking meetings and preventing conflicts
· Maintain department documents such as contact lists
· Maintain computer and manual filing systems
· Handle administrative requests and queries from senior managers
· Maintain departmental employee time keeping records
· Comply with and follow CCM and BWH policies and procedures
· Other duties as assigned
Qualifications: · High school diploma. High education degree preferred.
· Must have experience working in an animal research environment.
· Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at the ALAT certification level preferred.
· Must have computer proficiency ensure adaptability to new and facility specific software programs such as MS Office products, FileMaker, Adobe Acrobat, web browsers, and other commonly used programs.
· Must possess basic accounting skills and strong verbal and written communication.
· Must possess strong organizational and time management skills.
· Most be proficient at written and spoken English language
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 Senior Facility Manager’s primary responsibility is the oversight and scheduling of CCM Research Animal Specialist-levels 1-3 and Lead (RAS) personnel. This position will be the authority for staff allocation to the different sites, schedule approvals, and time off requests. Position responsibilities include creating dynamic schedules that cover the required cagewash, husbandry, sanitation, equipment maintenance, and quality assures for the campus animal facilities. The Manager will ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, AAALAC accreditation standards, and support research needs of the investigative research staff.
The Senior Facility Manager will also have some facility and personnel oversight. These position requirements include personnel management responsibilities and collaboration with internal hospital departments, outside equipment venders, and service contractors. The CCM Senior 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: · Create a comprehensive, equitable, and metric based operations staff scheduling plan for the animal program operations staff. Escalate staff recruitment needs to the Associate Director of Facility and husbandry operations.
· Authority for approving equitable RAS staff scheduling changes including time off requests, schedule swaps, and schedule reallocations.
· Oversee operations based quality assurance programs including ventilate rack blower certifications and rack sanitation, cagewash sanitation validation, and light cycle and intensity.
· 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.
QUALIFICATIONS: · Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college
Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at the LATg level with 5 years’ industry managing experience required.
· CMAR certification or eligibility for CMAR certification at hire
· 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.
WORKING CONDITIONS: 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.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Directly supervises RAS1-3 and Senior RAS husbandry teams.
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: · 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.
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: email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.