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Manage the daily operations of the animal facility(s) from a husbandry/facility and regulatory perspective. Provide direct oversight of husbandry staff including, hiring, disciplinary action and performance evaluations. Responsible for safety and all physical plant matters including the monitoring of environmental and husbandry systems, and plant equipment. Utilizing computer software, maintain and perform census, receiving, and records management. Interface with investigators and researchers to troubleshoot and resolve problems related to husbandry, facility, and animal procurement. Serve as the key interface for establishing a customer service orientation attitude within husbandry services towards the research community. Facilitate research activities of research personnel by providing routine orientation for new users of the facility, and assisting other users with services or information. Work closely with and provide backup to the billing department in regards to ordering of supplies, caging, repair and service of facility equipment, and the purchase of new equipment in a fiscally responsible manner. Assist in the development, management, and the implementation of appropriate Standard Operating Procedures in compliance with the AWA, AAALAC, FDA, USDA, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Assist in the writing and implement measurable evaluation of staff quantity and quality of work. Provides input and works on facilities planning and renovations committees for facility.
BA/BS required and 3-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Must be LAT certified. (If certified at a lower level, will have 6 months to get LAT.) Extensive knowledge of animal husbandry; knowledge of regulations governing animal husbandry; previous supervisory experience; experience with various software; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent customer service skills; ability to lift up to 50 lbs; ability to work weekends and holidays. Position is considered essential personnel.
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