Assistant Director of Animal Facility Operations
The Assistant Director of Animal Facility Operations provides senior strategic leadership for all aspects of the Animal Science Center (ASC) operations at both Boston University Medical Center and Charles River campuses. The incumbent will report to ASC Director, lead delivery on program goals by developing long-term and short-term operational programmatic plans and cultivating relationships both internal and external to the University; has supervisory responsibilities primarily for animal care and support services staff.
Responsible for directing/managing 2-4 animal care operations managers, 2-3 supervisors, and approximately 30-40 technicians who support an extensive multi-facility laboratory animal program. Facilities accommodate a variety of species including barrier and conventional rodent housing, aquatics facility, high (ABSL-3) and maximum (ABSL-4) containment, and large species areas. The individual will plan, organize and supervise routine and specialized animal care activities as needed for the program. The individual will also oversee the day-to-day operation of the facility and maintain standards of animal care in compliance with federal, state and local regulations and institutional policies.
Bachelor’s Degree in life sciences or related field is required; LATg AALAS Certification is required, CMAR and project management experience are preferred. A minimum of 2-4 years of experience as senior operations manager with direct oversight of animal care staff in an AAALAC-accredited, academic laboratory animal facility is required.
Knowledge and proficiency in the use of computer programs including Microsoft office suite and others commonly used in vivarium management is required.
Experience in mentoring junior staff, proven multi-tasking ability, attention to details and deadlines, and excellent communication skills is a must.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Job Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular