The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is located 12 miles west of the OHSU main campus, and sits on 162 acres of land featuring forested areas, research and administration buildings, indoor and outdoor animal housing, a pond, and 2-mile perimeter walking path. Our mission is to improve human health and the quality of life through the support of nonhuman primate research programs that advance our knowledge of the causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of debilitating diseases.
Function/Duties of Position
This position will manage, coordinate, and oversee a group of technicians that completes a large volume of tasks to support the mission of the Clinical Medicine Unit (CMU) in direct support of the Attending Veterinarian (AV), clinical vets and the CMU Unit Head. This position interacts directly and routinely with the clinical veterinarians and the AV to ensure departmental processes meet medical standards and research needs, and with investigators to coordinate high level clinical care where applicable.
This position requires knowledge of rules and regulations for various regulatory agencies, ability to understand the wide variety of clinical protocols, ability to effectively communicate and interact with research and support staff in written and oral formats. This position oversees the training of all clinical veterinary technicians and VHRT positions, and manages documentation involved in training in coordination with the CMU unit head and the Compliance, Education and Training Unit (CETU) including assisting with the creation and updating of training checklists and SOPs. Performance of clinical veterinary support and/or animal care activities may be required on weekends, and/or during non-regular working hours, and includes participation in an on-call rotation with other supervisors and managers. Ability to work in an ABSL3 facility is a requirement of this position.
Additional responsibilities include managing inventory and equipment maintenance needs for the Unit in coordination with Central Purchasing staff. This position assists the Unit Head with budgetary oversight and has responsibility for a large number of spreadsheets and electronic reports.
Bachelor's degree in related field or a combination of AALAS certification and a minimum of 5 years of experience equivalent experience within a veterinary/research setting
5 years of experience in a research or veterinary environment
Minimum 3 years experience of supervisory or management experience in a research or veterinary environment
Minimum 3 years experience in a research lab setting with non-human primates
Solid knowledge of the laws and regulations that apply to USDA regulated laboratory animals is required
Must be able to perform clinical work safely in a BSL 2+ and BSL3 environment
Ability to understand, carry out, train for, and assist with the review and revision of a large number of SOPs, formal guidelines and policies
Ability to effectively work both independently and in a team environment
Effective organizational abilities, oral communication skills, and interpersonal skills
Ability to operate and communicate effectively while meeting multiple deadlines and completing projects simultaneously
Project management and organizational skills relevant to organizationally complex, diverse staff environments
Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks
Ability to be a "self-starter" who identifies, resolves and reports on issues in a timely and effective manner
Ability to write and effectively present materials, including presentations and status-reporting
Ability to lead effective meetings that are tailored to the participants
Ability to create simple to complex project plans, timelines and work breakdown structures using various computer software formats
Certification by the American Veterinary Medical Association as a certified veterinary technician
Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at the LATG level
Valid driver's license
Work may require that some activities be performed in covered areas that are not environmentally controlled
Work may involve exposure to zoonotic agents through injury, by direct contact with animals or their tissues and body fluids, or by contact with equipment contaminated by animals or their tissues and body fluids
Work may involve exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals
Work may involve exposure to wet or slick walking surfaces and sanitizing chemicals
Ability to lift animals (up to 50 lbs), and also involves prolonged standing during exams and other procedures.
Good eyesight and normal color vision are required
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All are welcome
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