Responsibilities and Duties:
- Oversee the day-to-day operations and organization of all animal husbandry related activities required for the care of research animals.
- Management and supervision of the activities of animal resources support staff including hiring, training, evaluating, disciplining, and coaching.
- Monitor and review research animal related equipment and supply inventories and condition.
- Provide support and advisement to TSRI’s research personnel by reviewing and facilitating compliance with animal protocols.
- Develop and implement SOPs regarding the maintenance of animal care facilities to ensure regulatory compliance.
- Oversee the procurement of research animal related equipment and supplies.
- Monitor department occupational health and safety programs.
- Assist with on-site regulatory monitoring and audits.
- Monitor and ensure compliance with IACUC guidelines and procedures.
- Assist with ensuring departmental fiscal accountability by preparing budgets, performing cost accounting analysis of financial performance, reviewing, and adjusting per diem and service fee rates.
- Analyze vendor contracts to determine pricing and required adjustments.
- Recommending animal facility renovations and capital equipment and supply purchases.
- other duties as assigned.
- The Animal Resources manager will also interact with and advise senior management and institutional committees (i.e., IACUC, applicable safety committees) on matters pertaining to animal services and departmental operations.
With or without reasonable accommodation, employees in this position must be able to work with animals for up to 8 hours a day and lift feed bags and animal cages up to 50 pounds; as well as perform repetitive motions with arms, wrists and hands. This position may also include utilizing disposable gloves and working in an environment that contains animal dander and dust particles. Further details of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.
- Requires a bachelor’s degree in an animal related discipline or a relevant scientific field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience from which a comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained. Requires a minimum of 10+ years of cumulative, directly related experience including a minimum of 7+ years of previous management experience in an AAALAC accredited animal facility.
- Must have demonstrated experience in the operation of a large animal care program and a thorough knowledge and understanding of AAALAC standards and governmental regulations governing animal care and the ability to interpret and apply rulings from oversight agencies. Requires background managing a large and diverse group of employees of varying experience and skill levels.
- Requires experience managing departmental finances including demonstrated experience with budgeting, cost analysis, and creating department financial reports.
- Requires demonstrated ability in developing, updating and implementing SOPs and proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office and other computer software systems.
- Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills are required in order to effectively interact with Institute faculty, staff, and external vendors.