1) Coordinates large volume of animal husbandry special requests (outside of ARC standard animal care) from investigators: reviews and approves the use of special diets, weaning, breeding schemes, ear tagging, bleeding, tail sample collection, specialized equipment, treatment, special transports/transfers, special procedural equipment and caging according to IACUC protocol. Proactively interacts with faculty and research staff as needed to effectively and timely respond to all requests.
2) Responsible for animal facility access. Communicates to investigators what the requirements for access are and how to complete them. Ensures that investigators havefulfilled all relevant requirements/training in order to obtain access to the facilities. Perform activation of ID cards.
3) Act as a liaison and resource for the Operations Group in dealing with animal facility issues/concerns. Work closely with Animal Facility Supervisors to implement solutions and improvements to husbandry procedures and practices.
4) Assists ARC Operations Manager with USDA incoming/outgoing species tracking, documentation and census data analysis. Responsible for the analysis of facility metrics such as flooding and overcrowding of animal cages and reporting to veterinary staff.
5) Oversees quality control and diagnostic testing results, documents and reports to veterinary staff. Oversees pest control program visits and documentation, reports results and action items to ARC Operations Manager and veterinary staff.
6) Creates, expands and updates operations database, verifies annual training requirements for ARC staff and investigators. Assists with animal procurement and handle incoming cage card requests and print facility cage cards. Coordinate Transnetyx samples and register on website. Assists with semi-annual animal facility inspections and coordinates completion of final reports with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) administrative staff.
7) Coordinates special projects for the Operations group, acts as a key source of information for the ARC management team.
1) Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills.
2) Willingness to work successfully as a member of a team, ability to communicate effectively with faculty, graduate students and various administrative offices at all levels of the University, ability to prioritize.
3) Ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal/communication skills.
4) Strong decision making skills and ability to work under pressure of frequent deadlines.
5) High level of tact and discretionary judgment with regard to access of confidential material.
6) Advanced computer knowledge and skills strongly preferred: excel, project manager, access, etc.
7) Some knowledge of regulatory compliance and document control process.
1) Requires to be on oneâ™s feet frequently (walking).
2) Entails extensive writing, typing, and computer skills
1) Bachelorâ™s degree in a scientific field
1) Previous experience in an animal research setting 2) Previous experience in an academic environment and biomedical research
Technical Knowledge, Skills or Certifications
1) AALAS certification at any level
2) Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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