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Behavior technician - Oregon National Primate Research Center, Beaverton, OR - posted 11/23/21

Requisition ID: 2021-14037

Title: Research Assistant 2 (Behavior technician)

Position Number: A104848

Full time behavior technician will be responsible for overseeing behavioral management for nonhuman primates (NHPs), including performing social introductions (either pairs or groups of NHPs), monitor socially housed NHPs for compatibility, assessing behavioral needs of NHPs and providing appropriate enrichment, assisting with program utilizing Operant Conditioning to train NHPs to cooperate with husbandry and research procedures; contribute to the design and implementation of research devoted to psychological well being of research animals, including assessing and improving psychological well-being methods; data collection, entry, and analysis; responsible for specific phases of research projects; review the literature and regulatory sources to evaluate and recommend implementation of psychological well-being plans and protocols.

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Histotechnologist, University of Washington - Seattle, WA - posted 11/22/21

Req #:

192303

Department:

DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE MEDICINE

Job Location:

Seattle Campus

Posting Date:

11/02/2021 

Closing Info:

Open Until Filled 

Union Position:

Yes

Shift:

First Shift 

Notes:

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.  

This position is being re-posted.  If you have already submitted your application, you do not need to submit it again, as it has been received.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

The Department of Comparative Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Histotechnologist.

The Histotechnologist will work as part of a close-knit team in Comparative Medicine supporting a diverse spectrum of research projects from various sources within and external to the university. Under general supervision the incumbent will be tasked with executing histologic procedures.

Essential duty: Analyze and determine causes of instrument malfunction and notify the appropriate staff member(s). Maintain quality control of instruments, evaluate new products and provide input on processes pertaining to routine histology protocols and procedures.

Additional responsibilities will include handling workflow from multiple investigators, careful tracking of hours worked for various projects, and monitoring and performing quality control of specimens and stained slides. lick or tap here to enter text.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Analyze and determine causes of instrument malfunction and notify the appropriate staff member(s). Maintain quality control of instruments, evaluate new products and provide input on processes pertaining to routine histology protocols and procedures.
• Microtomy and cryomicrotomy.
• Tissue processing and embedding.
• Label slides and tissue cassettes.
• Sample fixation.
• Tissue dissection.
• Cryopreservation of tissue and OCT embedding.
• Preparing reagents, dyes and solutions in accordance with standard procedures.
• Perform various staining procedures on multiple research animal tissue samples presented in varied mediums and quality control of work prior to distribution.
• Instrument maintenance, data entry filing and precise record keeping will also be required. The person in this position will be working almost entirely with various research tissues from non-human sources.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• Certified as a Histotechnologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists OR certified as a Histologic Technician by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists
• At least three years of experience in a clinical or research laboratory.

Additional requirements:
• Demonstrated ability to cut paraffin blocks using a microtome.
• Demonstrated ability to implement affinity based histochemical (special) stains.
• Proficiency with use and maintenance of various histology instrumentation Must be able to work comfortably in an animal research facility.
• Punctuality and regular attendance are critical components of this position.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor's degree in biology or related field.
• Certified as a Histologic Technician by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) AND completion of a Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) approved school course of study AND one year of experience in a research laboratory OR three years of experience in a clinical laboratory.
• Demonstrated ability to be detail oriented, proactive, organized, and produce high quality work both independently and collaboratively.
• Demonstrated ability to work under condensed timelines and realign work load according to shifting priorities.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and able to effectively work with clients requiring services provided by the Histology and Imaging Core.
• Proactive and an independent problem solver.
• Team player who can communicate in a professional manner, both verbally and in writing.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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BSL3 Research Scientist 2, University of Washington - Seattle, WA - posted 11/22/21

Req #:

199606

Department:

DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE MEDICINE

Job Location:

Seattle Campus

Posting Date:

11/18/2021 

Closing Info:

Open Until Filled 

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

Shift:

First Shift 

Notes:

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist 2.

The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) is one of 12 basic science departments in the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine (SOM). The mission of the department is to advance knowledge and improve the health and welfare of humans and animals through excellent service support, biomedical research, and teaching. DCM is the central laboratory animal medicine resource at the University of Washington, supporting over 114,000 assignable square feet of animal facilities with an average daily census in excess of 100,000 animals across multiple species (e.g., rodents, rabbits, swine, and zebrafish). The department employs over 175 individuals who provide a comprehensive range of animal husbandry, veterinary, and laboratory services across numerous vivaria. The UW animal care program is accredited by AAALAC International and provides services to over 400 principal investigators. DCM faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and residents conduct basic and clinical research on a wide range of subjects including, but not limited to, comparative aspects of infectious disease, aging, cancer biology and genetics.

The Research Scientist 2 will facilitate cutting edge research in the University’s large, state-of-the-art BSL3/ABSL3 Select Agent Facility. This individual will work with the Facility Manager to support the provision and oversight of facility operations, regulatory compliance, and the furtherance of research endeavors and animal welfare. The individual will also conduct select laboratory- and animal-based research procedures and assays with an array of viral and bacterial pathogens.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Key duties of this position relate to assisting the Facility Manager in managing day-to-day facility operations. Specific responsibilities include:
• Collaborate with the Facility Manager to support the provision and oversight of facility operations, regulatory compliance, and the furtherance of research endeavors and animal welfare.
• Conduct select laboratory- and animal-based research procedures and assays with an array of viral and bacterial pathogens.
• Perform animal care and facility sanitization and maintenance duties.
• Provide DCM technical services to support research efforts in in vitro and in vivo studies, as contracted between Facility Users and DCM.
• Assist in developing training materials. Assist in training and assessing competencies of current and proposed Facility Users in facility-specific as well as general safety practices and procedures.
• Communicate with EH&S personnel, Select Agent Program Responsible Official and Alternate Responsible Officials, research staff, research support staff, and other subject matter experts.
• Maintain ready availability and safe operation of facility equipment (e.g., personal protective equipment, respiratory protection, laboratory equipment, animal caging) to include completion of required testing and certification.
• Regularly evaluate and, as needed, recommend modifications to current and proposed facility procedures, equipment, and physical areas to optimize personnel safety, animal welfare, facility security, and the conduct of research.
• Assist in the writing and revision of facility standard operating procedures, policies, and manuals.
• Ensure logs and documentation are completed and maintained as required.
• Serve as the primary liaison with equipment vendors, UW Facilities, and building management personnel for repair, replacement, certification, and validation of facility equipment and applicable building systems (e.g., plumbing, HVAC, structural) in the absence of or at the request of the Facility Manager.
• Order and receive equipment and supplies; maintain appropriate supply inventories.
• Understand and follow applicable federal, state, local, and University policies, protocols, and regulations.
• Respond to facility alarms, emergencies, and known or suspected accidents/incidents, including on evenings, weekends, and holidays in collaboration with other facility management personnel.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor's degree in biological science or related field.
• At least 2 years of technical laboratory bench experience.
• Previous experience working with research animals.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a research environment with culturally diverse populations and with individuals of varying educational and professional backgrounds (e.g., Animal Technicians, Veterinarians, Research Technicians, Principal Investigators).
• Demonstrated problem solving skills.
• Demonstrated ability to review goals, analyze processes, and develop approaches and systems required to meet objectives.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision; explore new areas and seek opportunities to apply new knowledge to work.
• Demonstrated professionalism, self-motivation, and attention to detail.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and foster collegial and cooperative relationships with co-workers and clients.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills with robust organizational abilities.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, and Outlook) and calendaring systems.

Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS
• Previous experience with BSL3 containment including select agent containment, procedures, and practices.
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of federal and state biosafety and health and safety regulations including, but not limited to, federal select agent regulations, bloodborne pathogens, and requirements related to the use or transfer of biological agents in a research setting.
• Working knowledge of animal husbandry standards, regulatory guidelines, requirements, and common standard operating procedures.
• Certifications by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (ALAT, LAT, LATG, CMAR, ILAM).
• Experience with Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft SharePoint Online.
• Demonstrated leadership and effective delegation skills.
• Previous supervisory experience.
• Possess general mechanical knowledge.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
• Punctuality and regular attendance are critical components of this position.
• This is an essential position. The employee is expected to report to work under conditions that other employees are not required to report to work, such as inclement weather and UW suspended operations.
• The initial work schedule will be 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; future work week schedules may change to meet the needs of the department.
• Occasional required work outside of regular work hours including, but not limited to, rotating emergency on-call duty, will be required.
• Able to lift up to 50 pounds and carry 30 pounds.
• Must pass a Department of Justice security clearance and the Personnel Suitability Assessment to access BSL3/ABSL3 Select Agents.
• Obtain initial and annual medical exam and vaccinations; must be able to maintain medical clearance to enter and work in the ABSL3/BSL3 facility; able to wear negative and positive respirators, and personal protective equipment.
• Employee is personally responsible for following all Environmental Health & Safety and security policies/procedures.

Application process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.
 

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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BSL3 Research Assistant, University of Washington - Seattle, WA - posted 11/22/21

Req #:

199607

Department:

DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE MEDICINE

Posting Date:

11/18/2021 

Closing Info:

Open Until Filled 

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

Shift:

First Shift 

Notes:

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.  

This posting will be used to recruit for 2 BSL3 Research Assistant positions.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

Comparative Medicine Mission Statement:
Our mission is to advance knowledge and improve the health and welfare of humans and animals through excellent service support, biomedical research, and teaching.

Department Information:
The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) is one of 12 basic science departments in the School of Medicine. DCM is the central laboratory animal medicine resource at the University of Washington, supporting over 114,000 assignable square feet of animal facilities with an average daily census in excess of 100,000 animals across multiple species (e.g., rodents, rabbits, swine, and zebrafish). The department employs over 175 individuals who provide a comprehensive range of animal husbandry, veterinary, and laboratory services across numerous vivaria. The UW animal care program is accredited by AAALAC International and provides services to over 400 principal investigators. DCM faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, and residents conduct basic and clinical research on a wide range of subjects including, but not limited to, comparative aspects of infectious disease, aging, cancer biology and genetics.

Department Website:
https://www.washington.edu/compmed/

The Department of Comparative Medicine currently has an outstanding opportunity for a BSL3 Research Assistant to facilitate cutting edge research in the University’s large, state-of-the-art BSL3/ABSL3 Select Agent Facility. This individual will work with the Facility Manager to support the provision and oversight of facility operations, regulatory compliance, and the furtherance of research endeavors and animal welfare. The individual will also conduct select laboratory- and animal-based research procedures and assays with an array of viral and bacterial pathogens.

RESPONSIBLITIES

Key duties of this position relate to assisting the Facility Manager in managing day-to-day facility operations. Specific responsibilities include:
• Conduct infectious disease animal experiments while utilizing techniques and procedures such as injectable and gas anesthesia, drug and agent administration, clinical scoring assessments, surgery, blood collection, imaging, euthanasia, and necropsy
• Assist facility researchers in the design and conduct of in vitro research with viral and bacterial agents, including select agents
• Advise facility researchers on the proper use and experimental application of advanced cell imaging and sorting modalities
• Collect, organize, analyze, and present experimental data.
• Provide services to support research efforts in in vitro and in vivo studies
• Perform animal care and facility sanitization and maintenance duties
• Communicate with EH&S personnel, research staff, research support staff, and other DCM and UW personnel
• Respond to facility alarms, emergencies, and known or suspected accidents/incidents, including on evenings, weekends, and holidays in collaboration with other facility management personnel
• Ensure logs and documentation are completed and maintained as required
• Assist in training current and proposed BSL3 Users
• Maintain ready availability and safe operation of facility equipment (e.g., personal protective equipment, respiratory protection, laboratory equipment, animal caging)
• Assist in the writing and revision of facility standard operating procedures, policies, and manuals
• Understand and follow applicable federal, state, local, and University policies, protocols, and regulations
• Participate in weekly team meetings
• Perform other duties as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s degree in biological science or related field
• Minimum of three months of related experience
• Ability to work collaboratively in a research environment with culturally diverse populations and with individuals of varying educational and professional backgrounds (e.g., Animal Technicians, Veterinarians, Research Technicians, Principal Investigators)
• Demonstrated problem solving skills
• Ability to review goals, analyze processes, and develop approaches and systems required to meet objectives
• Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision; explore new areas and seek opportunities to apply new knowledge to work
• Demonstrated professionalism, self-motivation, and attention to detail
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and foster collegial and cooperative relationships with co-workers and clients
• Strong verbal and written communication skills with robust organizational abilities
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, and Outlook) and calendaring systems

Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS
• Previous experience with BSL3 containment including select agent containment, procedures, and practices
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of federal and state biosafety and health and safety regulations including, but not limited to, federal select agent regulations, bloodborne pathogens, and requirements related to the use or transfer of biological agents in a research setting
• Previous experience working with research animals
• Working knowledge of animal husbandry standards, regulatory guidelines, requirements, and common standard operating procedures
• Certifications by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (ALAT, LAT, LATG, CMAR, ILAM)
• Experience with Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft SharePoint Online
• Possess general mechanical knowledge

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
• Punctuality and regular attendance are critical components of this position
• This is an essential position. The employee is expected to report to work under conditions that other employees are not required to report to work, such as inclement weather and UW suspended operations
• The initial work schedule will be 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., five days per week, including at least one weekend day; future work week schedules may change to meet the needs of the department
• Occasional required work outside of regular work hours including, but not limited to, rotating emergency on-call duty, will be required
• Able to lift up to 50 pounds and carry 30 pounds
• Must pass a Department of Justice security clearance and the Personnel Suitability Assessment to access BSL3/ABSL3 Select Agents
• Obtain initial and annual medical exam and vaccinations; must be able to maintain medical clearance to enter and work in the ABSL3/BSL3 facility; able to wear negative and positive respirators, and personal protective equipment
• Employee is personally responsible for following all Environmental Health & Safety and security policies/procedures

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

Visit: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/Candidates/default.cfm?szCatego...

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Veterinary Technician, University of Washington - Seattle, WA  -  posted 11/22/21

Req #:

197019

Department:

COMPARATIVE MEDICINE

Job Location:

Seattle Campus

Posting Date:

11/15/2021 

Closing Info:

Open Until Filled 

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with experience and education 

Shift:

First Shift 

Notes:

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) is one of the 12 basic science departments in the School of Medicine. DCM is the central laboratory animal medicine resource at the University of Washington, supporting over 114,000 assignable square feet of animal facilities with an average daily census in excess of 100,000 animals across multiple species (e.g., rodents, rabbits, swine, and zebrafish). The department employs over 175 individuals who provide a comprehensive range of animal husbandry, veterinary, and laboratory services across numerous vivaria. The UW animal care program is accredited by AAALAC International and provides services to over 400 principal investigators. DCM faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, and residents conduct basic and clinical research on a wide range of subjects, including, but not limited to, comparative aspects of infectious disease, aging, cancer biology, and genetics.

Our mission is to advance knowledge and improve the health and welfare of humans and animals through excellent service support, biomedical research, and teaching. For more information please visit: https://www.washington.edu/compmed/

The Department of Comparative Medicine a has an outstanding opportunity for a Veterinary Technician. 

The primary purpose of this position is to support research and core programs within the Department of Comparative Medicine and the University of Washington by performing investigative work in a specific pathogen free (SPF) animal facility working with and caring for unique animal models of disease. Support for research groups requires following multiple experimental protocols and schedules established by investigators and performing experimental procedures such as blood draws, administration of experimental and clinical drugs by various routes, and surgical procedures, as well as assisting with major surgeries, performing anesthesia, and monitoring vital signs of various experimentally manipulated animals. Species involved are varied and can include at a minimum rodents, rabbits, ferrets, dogs, pigs, birds, and fish.

The duties below are performed in support of principal investigators (PIs) whose research involves animals of numerous species.  The Veterinary Technician assists PIs in developing and implementing research protocols specific to their animal species.  They will guide the work of research assistants, technicians, and co-workers as necessary to achieve specific assignments.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Animal Surgery Support
• Using accepted methods and techniques, solves well-defined problems and performs specific and limited portions of broader projects, under technical guidance of the Animal Facility Director.
• Delivery and monitoring of anesthesia, including post-surgery recovery, for a variety of species/
• Aseptic handling and restraint of immunocompromised mice in biosafety cabinets.
• Humane handling and restraint of a variety of species.
• Microsurgery and routine surgical procedures, such as orchiectomy of mice.
• Proficient in tail vein injections, oral gavage, blood collection, and drug administration.
• Proficient in dose calculations, formulations, and dilutions.
• Collection and processing of tissue and blood.
• Help develop new surgical techniques and anesthesia protocols to accomplish research goals.
• Maintenance and cleaning of anesthesia and surgical instruments and equipment.

Collection and Documentation of Data
• Successful performance of project related tasks provides support to ongoing efforts and provides preliminary data for grant applications.
• Demonstrates proficiency in data collection (e.g., using calipers for determining tumor size).
• Helps maintain facility documentation and records

In the SPF Animal Facility
• Interacts in a collaborative manner with other team members to accomplish organizational goals; provides ideas for improved efficiency. Defines and improves practices from experiences on small projects.
• Aseptic and humane handling and restraint of immuno-compromised mice in biosafety cabinets, and other species as needed.
• Communicate observations of animals before, during, and after procedures and maintain, analyze, and distribute records of blood work and details of experimental procedures to team members as necessary
• Participate in the organization and scheduling.
• Basic animal care
• Facility maintenance and quality assurance, including inventory and stock supplies, and ensure that items are reordered as necessary for the surgery rooms and procedure rooms. Take responsibility for proper collection of formalin for disposal.

Training
• Teach technical skills as necessary to team members such that they become proficient at necessary research procedures.
• Participate in all training activities necessary for the performance of the job, e.g., mouse, rat, rabbit, pig handling and anesthesia, aseptic surgical instruction, and certification

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field
• Minimum of one year of job-related experience
• Graduate of an AVMA-accredited veterinary technician program or licensed veterinary technician
• Experience administering and monitoring anesthesia in animals and performing other veterinary technical procedures
• Excellent organizational skills and flexibility to work in an environment with constantly shifting and occasionally conflicting priorities
• Ability to work with minimal supervision as well as collegially within diverse groups, following established guidelines
• Ability to take direction and communicate effectively with others
• Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate judgement in sensitive situations
• Ability to generate and maintain accurate, detailed records using appropriate medical language
• Independent computer skills, including basic skills to use email and navigate on the internet

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE

• Knowledge of anatomy and physiology of a variety of animals including but not limited to rodents, rabbits, ferrets, dogs, pigs, birds and fish
• Experience with anesthesia of pigs and rabbits
• Experience working in an ABSL-2/3 environment
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.
 

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

Visit: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/Candidates/default.cfm?szCatego...

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Cage Wash Animal Care Manager I, University of Arizona, University Animal Care - Tucson, AZ (posted 11/19/21)

ANIMAL CARE MANAGER I

Posting Number req7801

Department University Animal Care

Department Website Link

Location Main Campus

Address Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

University Animal Care at the University of Arizona is in search of Animal Care Manager I. This position directly supervises the activities of animal care cage wash staff, coordinates all aspects of cage wash operations within three complex animal facilities, and assists with the development of departmental policies and procedures for animal care with an emphasis on equipment sanitization. The incumbent will manage staff personnel that operate in multiple facilities. The work schedule may include weekends and participation in the Animal Care holiday rotation.

University Animal Care (UAC) provides humane and appropriate animal care, ensuring that the highest standards are met so that each animal's well-being is attended to. This includes providing for the animals' daily needs for clean, safe housing and access to fresh food and water; the provision of necessary veterinary care; and the monitoring of the use of animals by principal investigators and their personnel. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), in conjunction with UAC, monitors and ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies governing the care, use, and housing of animal subjects used in research, testing, and teaching. We provide services and resources needed by investigators to accomplish their research objectives and provide training in laboratory animal care and use to technical personnel, students, and faculty. Our staff, through contacts with the media and the public, works to enhance understanding and support for the humane use of animals in research and teaching programs at the University of Arizona.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

All University employees, including student workers and graduate assistants/associates, must verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they have been granted a religious or disability/medical accommodation.

Duties & Responsibilities

· Manage daily cage wash operations to sanitize, disinfect, set up, and sterilize animal housing equipment.

· Provide expertise, optimize efficiency, and ensure personnel safety within cage wash operations.

· Coordinate with UAC facility project manager and service technicians to troubleshoot facility and equipment issues to ensure uninterrupted provision of animal care cage wash support.

· Supervise cage wash staff to include scheduling, workload distribution, recruitment, onboarding, and training.

· Provide training of staff personnel in all aspects of cage wash operations, with emphasis on safety, ergonomics, and quality assurance.

· Manage performance of direct reports, working directly with UAC leadership and HR professionals as appropriate.

· Maintain personnel and training records as required.

· Perform routine audits of cage wash facilities and staff performance.

· Operate and troubleshoot Hydropac water pouch machines.

· Maintain and approve SOP for Cage Wash operations.

· Provide support and customer service to animal care personnel and animal users.

· Maintain positive relationships with other UAC managers to assist in the overall operation of the department as a cohesive unit.

· Participate in UAC and Husbandry Services management teams to include development of UAC policy and procedures.

· Ensure assigned facilities and staff adhere to department-wide expectations.

· Ensure compliance with UAC SOPs, university policies, federal and state guidelines and other applicable regulations.

· Participate in compliance activities to include IACUC inspections, USDA inspections, AAALAC site visits, and all safety related audits (RLSS, RMS, etc.).

· Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, skills & abilities:

· High level of interpersonal skills to include getting work done through others, working effectively in a team environment, managing conflict and staff performance.

· High level of communication skills in both verbal and written formats.

· Knowledge of primary species housing systems and equipment sanitization procedures.

· Working knowledge of cage washers, autoclaves, and other equipment common to lab animal settings.

· Knowledge and understanding of guidelines and regulations applicable in biomedical research with animals.

· Comfortable working with standard software common to the University environment.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and minimum of 3 years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience is required

Preferred Qualifications AALAS certification at the LATG/CMAR level

5 or more years of experience managing staff and/or facility operations

Experience supervising and/or working in an animal care cage wash setting

FLSA Exempt

Full Time/Part Time Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week 40

Job FTE 1.0

Work Calendar Fiscal

Job Category Veterinary and Animal Care

Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay DOE

Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Grade 8

Career Stream and Level M1

Job Family Animal Care

Job Function Veterinary & Animal Care

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies 1

Target Hire Date

Expected End Date

Contact Information for Candidates David Besselsen, besselsd@arizona.edu

Open Date 11/18/2021

Open Until Filled Yes

Documents Needed to Apply Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Apply today: https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/7801?c=arizona

 

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Animal Technologist, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ - posted 11/9/21

73447BR
Campus: Tempe

Animal Technologist

Job Description

ASU Knowledge Enterprise’s Department of Animal Care and Technologies is seeking an Animal Technologist. The Animal Technologist position is the third in our series of Vivarium Staff positions. As an Animal Technologist you will be responsible for:
Performing the duties of Animal Technician staff at an exemplary level: husbandry of laboratory animals, including cleaning and preparing cages, rooms, and equipment, feeding and watering animals, and completing documentation related to those activities.
Assisting the Vivarium Supervisor in management of assigned areas, including identifying potential areas for improvement, communicating those ideas to supervisory staff, and assisting with implementation of changes.
Providing training for researchers and animal care staff.

Job Family: Research & Laboratory

Department Name: Dept Animal Care Technologies

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Scope of Search: Open

Grant Funded Position: This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Close Date: 16-November is the initial close date. Applications will continue to be accepted and considered every two weeks until the search is closed.

Category: 01

 

Essential Duties

  • Perform daily husbandry for animals, including feeding, watering, changing cages, and providing enrichment.
  • Monitor room conditions and complete daily records, both written and electronic.
  • Clean caging, equipment, animal holding rooms, and other areas of the facility.
  • Operate cage washing and autoclave equipment.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work environment to meet the standards of the institution.
  • Assist veterinary team with treatment and management of animal health cases.
  • Train animal care staff and student workers.
  • Provide facility training for investigators.
  • Anticipate researcher needs and maintain supply stocks of assigned areas.
  • Report facility and equipment concerns to the appropriate parties and assist in oversight of repairs.
  • Ensure that supplies are organized, rotated and restocked as needed.
  • Receive animals into the facility and allocate to assigned rooms.
  • Assist in updating written standard operating procedures, guidelines, and other documents.
  • Maintain a friendly team attitude with and serve as an informational resource to coworkers, veterinary team, researchers, and administration staff.
  • Ability to learn and use specialized computer monitoring systems for HVAC and lighting controls, data logger software, and other technical devices. 
  • Apply critical thinking skills to solve problems and identify potential areas for improvement.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Biological or Animal Science or related field AND two years of animal husbandry experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of animal anatomy and physiology.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the environmental conditions necessary for the care of laboratory animals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the husbandry techniques for a variety of species.
  • Experience in maintaining detailed records and inventories.
  • Experience in effective use of basic computer programs.
  • Experience in problem-solve and multi-task.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of methods and techniques in handling large and small animals.
  • Experience working with animals in a research setting
  • Experience working with non-human primates
  • Evidence of leadership skills and experience effectively training others
  • Evidence of critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Working Environment

  • Work activities are primarily performed in a climate-controlled animal research setting, with essential precautions in place for safely working with biohazards and chemicals.
  • This job includes long periods of standing and low-demand walking.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing, and pulling of up to 50 lbs may be required.
  • A dynamic work environment that may require the ability to quickly adjust priorities throughout the day.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential duties.

Department Statement

For the fifth year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative school in the nation, recognizing the university's culture of groundbreaking research and partnerships, as well as its commitment to helping students thrive in college and beyond. U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the most innovative university all five years the category has existed.

ASU Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, and international development. Our success arises from solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research; an entrepreneurial approach that is embedded in every school and department; and a commitment to transform society in a positive way. http://research.asu.edu/

ASU is committed to the ethical and humane treatment of animals in advancing research that benefits humans, animals, and the environment. ASU’s Animal Care and Use Program provides animal housing, husbandry, and veterinary care; trains researchers on safe and ethical procedures; and ensures compliance with federal, state, and university regulations. The Department of Animal Care and Technologies (DACT) provides exemplary care to all animals housed on campus and technical support to all investigators and instructors who use animals to advance education and knowledge. Learn more about ASU's commitment to animal care at https://researchintegrity.asu.edu/animals  
 

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements - Under the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, ASU expects all employees, including new hires, to be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required by January 4, 2022. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s https://cfo.asu.edu/DEI and see “Workplace accommodations”.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

Apply:  https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494#jobDetails=4396331_5494

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IACUC Administrator (Part-time hybrid position), Busk Institute - Novato, CA  (posted 11/5/21)

POSITION SUMMARY

The Buck Institute is seeking an Administrator to assist with its IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) functions. This individual will participate in the IACUC review process by performing initial administrative reviews of protocols and addenda, working under quality assurance standards pertaining to the IACUC, comprehending and complying with the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure compliance with government regulations regarding the protection of animals involved in research consistent with OLAW (Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare).
  • Generate reports for facility inspections and program reviews, maintain IACUC databases, keep records and documentation for regulatory accreditation and licensure.
  • Serve as an alternate contact for researchers assisting with issues related to the preparation and submission of IACUC documents.
  • Process personnel addenda to ensure all requirements and training are completed for approval.
  • Coordinate with Institute labs and departments for animal use area inspections.
  • Represent the Institute in audits and inspections by regulators (USDA, CA Fish & Wildlife, AAALAC auditors).
  • Under guidance of IACUC Manager, conduct on-site PAM activities of animal use areas, documenting findings and working with Principal Investigators (PIs) and labs to ensure compliance.
  • Maintain the IACUC calendar for meetings, semiannual facility inspections & Program Reviews, and AAALAC site visits.
  • Together with IACUC Manager and Chair, develop committee meeting agendas and materials, write meeting minutes, attend IACUC meetings, take minutes, compile and send comments to PIs.
  • Develop training programs for faculty, students, staff and approvers/committee members.
  • Streamline existing and develop new policies and procedures with future objective to implement an online protocol submission process using IACUC software.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Education & Experience

  • BS in a scientific field (i.e. biology, physiology)
  • 1+ years administrative experience AND 1+ years working in an animal program (familiar with the use of animals in research)
  • 4+ years’ IACUC, live-animal or compliance experience may substitute for bachelor’s degree
  • Familiarity with OLAW, USDA, California Fish & Wildlife, AAALAC and the “Guide” appreciated.
  • Other Skills

  • Sensitivity handling confidential and complex information
  • Ability to write clear and detailed correspondence in English
  • Familiar with medical terminology
  • Ability to set priorities, effectively balance multiple schedules and meet critical deadlines
  • Detail-oriented, with strong ability to organize, analyze, interpret and present data
  • Flexible and works well independently

TO APPLY

Please apply online by submitting a resume, cover letter expressing why you are a good candidate for this position, and contact information for three references.

ABOUT THE BUCK INSTITUTE

Our success will ultimately change healthcare. At the Buck, we aim to end the threat of age-related diseases for this and future generations by bringing together the most capable and passionate scientists from a broad range of disciplines to identify and impede the ways in which we age. We are an independent, non-profit institution located in Marin County, CA, with the goal of increasing human healthspan, or the healthy years of life. Globally recognized as the pioneer and leader in efforts to target aging—the number one risk factor for diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, macular degeneration, heart disease, and diabetes—the Buck seeks to help people live better longer.

We are an equal opportunity employer and strive to create an atmosphere where diversity of identity, experience, and background are welcomed, valued, and supported. Candidates who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply now: https://www.buckinstitute.org/careers/?p=job%2Fozivhfwn%2Fapply

 

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Animal Care Manager 1, University of Arizona, University Animal Care - Tucson, AZ (posted 10/18/21)

ANIMAL CARE MANAGER I
Posting Number req7297
Department University Animal Care
Department Website Link https://uac.arizona.edu/
Location Main Campus
Address Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights University Animal Care at the University of Arizona is searching for a Animal Care Manager I. This position directly supervises the activities of animal care staff, coordinates all aspects of animal care within one or more complex facilities or departmental service units, routinely consults with researchers on the housing, feeding and care for the animals used on their projects, and assists with the development of departmental policies and procedures for animal care and use. Incumbents are typically assigned to manage either a home facility or a complex departmental service unit that operates in multiple facilities. The work schedule includes weekends and participation in the Animal Care holiday rotation.

University Animal Care (UAC) provides humane and appropriate animal care, ensuring that the highest standards are met so that each animal's well-being is attended to. This includes providing for the animals' daily needs for clean, safe housing and access to fresh food and water; the provision of necessary veterinary care; and the monitoring of the use of animals by principal investigators and their personnel. The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), in conjunction with UAC, monitors and ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies governing the care, use, and housing of animal subjects used in research, testing, and teaching. We provide services and resources needed by investigators to accomplish their research objectives and provide training in laboratory animal care and use to technical personnel, students, and faculty. Our staff, through contacts with the media and the public, works to enhance understanding and support for the humane use of animals in research and teaching programs at the University of Arizona.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Animal facility management to include coordination of animal housing, equipment, and shared procedure spaces.  Coordinate with FM on facility operations and troubleshoot facility and equipment issues to ensure uninterrupted provision of animal care. 
  • Supervision of animal care staff to include workload distribution, recruitment, onboarding, training, performance management, and termination.  Maintain personnel and training records as required.  Perform routine audits of facility and staff performance.
  • Research support and customer service as primary contact for all animal users.  Provide biomethods training, rodent colony management expertise, and unique research condition consultation (biohazards, chem hazards). Serve as expert in husbandry and research applications for all species housed in the facility.
  • Participate in the Husbandry Services management team to include development of UAC policy and procedures.  Ensure assigned facility and staff adhere to department-wide expectations. 
  • Ensure compliance with UAC SOPs, university policies, federal and state guidelines and regulations. Participate in compliance activities to include IACUC inspections, USDA inspections, AAALAC site visits, and all safety related audits (RLSS, RMS, etc.).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understanding of guidelines and regulations applicable in biomedical research with animals.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to include getting work done through others, working effectively in a team environment, managing conflict and staff performance.
  • High level of communication skills in both verbal and written formats.
  • Knowledge of primary species handling, housing, and research applications.
  • Working knowledge of equipment common to lab animal settings.
  • Comfort working with standard software common to the university environment.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Requires a Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • AALAS certification at the LATG/CMAR level
  • 5+ years of experience managing staff and/or facility operations
  • Experience supervising in an animal care setting
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.0
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Veterinary and Animal Care
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay DOE
Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Grade 8
Career Stream and Level M1
Job Family Animal Care
Job Function Veterinary & Animal Care
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date  
Expected End Date  
Contact Information for Candidates Katy Phillip
kphillip1@arizona.edu
520-626-9646
Open Date 10/14/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Resume and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant  
Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Posting link:  https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/7297?c=arizona

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ANIMAL TECHNICIAN III, University of Arizona, University Animal Care - Phoenix, AZ - posted 10/11/21

ANIMAL TECHNICIAN III
Posting Number req6575
Department University Animal Care
Department Website Link https://uac.arizona.edu/
Location UAHS - Phoenix
Address Phoenix, AZ USA
Position Highlights

University Animal Care at the University of Arizona is searching for an Animal Technician III. This is the third in a series of seven classifications. The position is distinguished from the Animal Technician in that incumbents are responsible for daily care of a variety of animal species and/or are assigned additional Cage Wash duties such as training new employees in Cage Wash operations, updating Cage Wash SOPs, operating complex equipment, and documenting these activities. Incumbents are generally assigned to perform animal care duties within in one facility, while Cage Wash activities are performed in multiple facilities. Work is performed under minimal supervision with assigned general expectations. The work schedule includes participation in the Animal Care holiday rotation schedule, may include weekends, and may include compensated overtime. University Animal Care (UAC) provides humane and appropriate animal care, ensuring that the highest standards are met so that each animal's well-being is attended to. This includes providing for the animals' daily needs for clean, safe housing and access to fresh food and water; the provision of necessary veterinary care; and the monitoring of the use of animals by principal investigators and their personnel.

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), in conjunction with UAC, monitors and ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies governing the care, use, and housing of animal subjects used in research, testing, and teaching.

We provide services and resources needed by investigators to accomplish their research objectives and provide training in laboratory animal care and use to technical personnel, students, and faculty.

Our staff, through contacts with the media and the public, works to enhance understanding and support for the humane use of animals in research and teaching programs at the University of Arizona.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide daily care and maintenance of a wide variety of laboratory animal species housed within UAC facilities
  • May breed or wean rodents, work with non-human primates, or work with animals exposed to hazardous materials
  • May work with mice housed in the Germ-Free isolators/caging
  • Operate animal care related equipment, such as change stations, biosafety cabinets, autoclaves, rodent ventilated cage racks, Hydropac®, etc.
  • Administer treatments to animals as directed
  • Complete all necessary documentation
  • Perform rodent euthanasia with standardized system
  • Report and assist in troubleshooting operational problems or equipment malfunctions
  • Receive supplies and equipment into facilities utilizing gas sterilization
  • Organize and restock supplies in animal rooms and storage areas
  • Assist with updating and reviewing SOPs
  • Additional duties may be assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience required
  • Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science or related field
  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Science certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT)
FLSA Non-Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.0
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Veterinary and Animal Care
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay $16.25 - $18.25 DOE
Compensation Type hourly rate
Grade 3
Career Stream and Level OC3
Job Family Animal Care
Job Function Veterinary & Animal Care
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)
Number of Vacancies 2
Contact Information for Candidates

Trish Bridges

Pkbridges27@arizona.edu

Open Date 8/18/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Resume and Cover Letter
Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Posting link: https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/6575?c=ari...

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Director of Animal Welfare Services, University of Oregon - Eugene, OR - posted 10/11/21

Job no: 528349
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Department: Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Compensation Band: OS-OA10-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
October 25, 2021; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
With your online application, please provide a resume and a cover letter describing how you meet the minimum requirements, professional competencies, and any preferred qualifications.

Please submit the names and contact information for three professional references. Candidates will be notified prior to contacting references.

Department Summary
The University of Oregon (UO) holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities (AAU). In 2014, the University launched an ambitious fundraising campaign focused on supporting faculty excellence in teaching and research, creating access for outstanding students, and enriching the student experience. In 2017, the UO received a very generous $500M gift for the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, which has resulted in a state-of-the-art research building and the arrival of new research-intensive faculty.

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) serves as an advocate and catalyst within the University for expanding the range and impact of UO's research, scholarship, and creative endeavors. The OVPRI also oversees sponsored programs, research compliance, technology transfer, and research development and administrative responsibility for numerous high-profile research centers and institutes and core research facilities, which provide opportunities for faculty across the university to collaborate on research efforts that are inherently interdisciplinary, and of significant societal importance.

Animal Welfare Services (AWS) is responsible for managing and administrating a centralized program of laboratory animal care compliant with all local, state, and Federal regulations surrounding animal utilization in research, teaching, and testing, including but not limited to the Animal Welfare Act, the NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research and Training. AWS is implementing a new electronic submission system for IACUC.

The University of Oregon values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring individuals who share these values. To be considered, candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing women and people of color, and describe their experience and future plans to promote equity and inclusion.

Position Summary
The Director of Animal Welfare Services (AWS) provides support to the IACUC (Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee) in the service of research excellence and compliance with legal requirements, and advice on best practices, including organizing and maintaining IACUC communication and records. This position provides guidance to University of Oregon researchers on best practices for performing research that is compliant with all relevant animal care and use regulations and assists researchers in resolving barriers to compliance, including helping them develop protocols that are likely to obtain IACUC approval and guiding them through the approval process.

The Director facilitates cooperative agreements among the University of Oregon and collaborating institutions for research involving vertebrate animals. The successful finalist will be adept in proactive and solutions-oriented customer service, team-oriented, detail-oriented, and outcomes-focused, and will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Research Operations and will be responsible to supervise AWS staff.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree
• Certification as Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) OR one year of ‘relevant IACUC experience’ per PRIM&R and the ability to sit for the CPIA within one year of hire.
• Five years of experience working with the ethical principles, federal regulations, agency guidelines, and nationally accepted standards for animal research, as well as other agency-specific requirements, and familiarity with typical university contracts and agreements relating to the IACUC

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state reporting criteria associated with animal programs
• Highly developed knowledge of humane care, management, and housing of animals with an understanding of standards and guidelines as established by institutional, local, state, national, and international regulations and AAALAC International
• Demonstrated ability to maintain knowledge of changing policies, regulations, and guidance and to implement changes into local practices
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage employees
• Highly developed interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills to interact with a variety of stakeholders
• Commitment to transparency, diplomacy, discretion, and professionalism
• Ability to promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement
• Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills and ability to set appropriate priorities between multiple concurrent tasks
• Proficiency with information technology, including web, word processing, data entry, specialized programs, and managing electronic information
• Ability to solve problems independently as well as in a collaborative team environment and represent the university in an appropriate and professional manner
• Demonstrated ability to enable new investigative techniques while meeting compliance requirements. Commitment to advancing the university’s research goals in creating a facilitative environment for research while navigating an increasingly complex research compliance environment
• Ability to work effectively with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications
• Animal welfare experience working in a research-intensive institution of higher education with AAALAC accreditation
• Thorough knowledge of vivarium methodology and operations
• Experience conducting presentations at national and international specialty meetings and/or media relations
• Experience as a member of an Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
• Experience with electronic IACUC protocol submission systems
• Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA)
• Proven track record of success facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization
• Demonstrated proficiency in a broad range of research compliance areas, including in-depth knowledge of the federal and state regulatory framework governing animal subject research

FLSA Exempt: Yes

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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Animal Technician, Arizona State University- Tempe Campus, Dept  Animal Care Technologies - Tempe, AZ  (posted 10/8/21)

72570BR

Job Description

ASU Knowledge Enterprise’s Department of Animal Care and Technologies is seeking an Animal Technician. As an Animal Technician you will be responsible for:

  • Performing husbandry of laboratory animals, including cleaning and preparing cages, cleaning rooms and equipment, feeding and watering animals, and completing documentation related to those activities. 
  • Monitoring and reporting animal health cases and administering medical treatments according to veterinary instructions.
  • Assisting with breeding colony management and/or assisting with research activities, including animal euthanasia. 
  • Working individually and as part of a team to ensure that the animal care program remains compliant with all university, state, and federal regulations. ​

The following post-offer screenings are required:

  • Physical exam and fit testing for an N-95 respirator
  • MMR and tetanus vaccinations
  • Negative TB test

Job Family: Research & Laboratory

Department Name: Dept Animal Care Technologies

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

VP Code: KNOWLEDGE ENTERPRISE DEV

Scope of Search: Open

Grant Funded Position: This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Close Date: 19-October-2021 - EXTENDED

Category: 01

Essential Duties

  • Perform daily husbandry for animals, including feeding, watering, changing cages, and providing enrichment.
  • Monitor room conditions and complete daily records, both written and electronic. 
  • Clean caging, equipment, animal holding rooms, and other areas of the facility.
  • Operate cage washing and autoclave equipment.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work environment to meet the standards of the institution.
  • Observe health and behavior of animals, report injuries or abnormalities to the veterinary team, and administer treatments as directed.
  • Maintain a friendly team attitude with coworkers, veterinary team, researchers, and administration staff. 

 Minimum Qualifications

 One year animal husbandry experience or American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working with animals in a research setting
  • Evidence of effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Knowledge of husbandry techniques for a variety of animal species

Working Environment

  • Work activities are primarily performed in a climate-controlled animal research setting, with essential precautions in place for safely working with biohazards and chemicals.
  • This job includes long periods of standing and low-demand walking.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing, and pulling of up to 50 pounds may be required.
  • A dynamic work environment may require the ability to quickly adjust priorities throughout the day.
  • Communicate to perform essential duties.

Department Statement

For the fifth year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative school in the nation, recognizing the university's culture of groundbreaking research and partnerships, as well as its commitment to helping students thrive in college and beyond. U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the most innovative university all five years the category has existed.

ASU Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, and international development. Our success arises from solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research; an entrepreneurial approach that is embedded in every school and department; and a commitment to transform society in a positive way. http://research.asu.edu/

ASU is committed to the ethical and humane treatment of animals in advancing research that benefits humans, animals, and the environment. ASU’s Animal Care and Use Program provides animal housing, husbandry, and veterinary care; trains researchers on safe and ethical procedures; and ensures compliance with federal, state, and university regulations. The Department of Animal Care and Technologies (DACT) provides exemplary care to all animals housed on campus and technical support to all investigators and instructors who use animals to advance education and knowledge. Learn more about ASU's commitment to animal care at https://researchintegrity.asu.edu/animals  
 

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494#jobDetails=4373951_5494

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

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Sales Consultant, West Coast - Avidity Science  (posted 9/23/21)

Avidity Science is a worldwide leader in automated watering, water purification systems for laboratory research and healthcare facilities.  We have over 70 years of proud experience in providing pure water solutions and services to the global science community through our vision of enabling science to improve the quality of life. 

We have an exciting opportunity to sell our custom laboratory products and solutions throughout the life sciences, laboratory, or in vivo research/vivarium customer base in the West Coast Region.  If you are a high-energy, passionate and dynamic sales professional with proven results who is seeking an opportunity to join a market leader where you can make a direct impact in growing our business and supporting our company vision, please consider applying. 

As Sales Consultant, you will:

  • Drive revenue growth by identifying a total product solution, matching our products to customer needs and minimizing competitive losses.
  • Build and strategically manage relationships with new and existing customers by establishing yourself as a trusted expert through mastering product knowledge and differentiating our solutions from the competition.
  • Develop and execute detailed account plans including understanding customer goals, business objectives, and corresponding strategies.
  • Leveraging our CRM software, manage multiple, complex sales processes from initial contact through receipt of purchase order, training and beyond.
  • Participate in conferences, meetings and trade shows as needed to generate sales leads and increase awareness of company product lines. 

Position Requirements/Preferences

The ideal candidate will have selling experience in the life sciences, laboratory or in vivo research/vivarium industry, a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Biology, Life Science or related field and 5 years’ work experience, excellent relationship building skills, strong mechanical and problem solving skills as well as the ability to manage projects to scheduled commitments and budgets. 

Benefits

We are a worldwide leader that maintains the small, family feel within the culture of our organization.  Offering a competitive employee benefit package that includes a profit sharing bonus, we are also community-minded with several charity partnerships and we offer opportunities to get involved on various employee action committees focused on wellness, community involvement, safety, event planning and ideas for improving the business.  

To learn more about Avidity Science and apply online, visit our website at www.avidityscience.com.  If you are unable to apply online, we encourage you to fax or mail resumes to: Avidity Science, Attention: HR Department, 819 Bakke Avenue, Waterford, WI 53185-4299

Here is the link interested candidates can apply at: https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/EDS1000EILLC/JobBoard/2639faf8-4c3f-46dd-9f62-86ac73344035/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=7a8d8f82-8f95-43e5-a62c-555f0d38db65

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Associate Director, Production & Surgical OperationsCharles River Labs - Hollister, CA (posted 9/9/21)

The Associate Director of Production and Surgical Operations will direct all operational responsibilities for production of small animal (rodents) models at the site.  This individual will drive efficiencies and improve quality output in production and surgical operations by identifying key performance areas and applying resources for direct benefit.  He/She will maintain oversight of commercial opportunities and development of key relationships with industry stakeholders (internal and external to Charles River) for improved positioning of Hollister animal models business and value-add service capabilities.  He/She will keep within industry standards, develop operational training programs and implement through our Animal Welfare Specialist to ensure regulatory compliance and high quality model standards are met.  He/She will also trouble shoot customer issues and implement corrective actions to improve product offering.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop new site capabilities and portfolio offerings for revenue growth in commercial research models business in Hollister.
  • Manage operational training program effectiveness and drive implementation through Animal Welfare Specialist to keep site compliant with regulatory and industry standards.
  • Review operational practices and develop / implement drive efficiencies to increase competitiveness in commercial market.
  • Leadership of the accreditation process with AAALAC.
  • Primary site contact for external and internal QA audits related to animal model production.
  • Manage activities of assigned group(s) to ensure effective performance of function.
  • Interview and select qualified exempt- and non-exempt level departmental personnel.
  • Recommend, review and approve personnel actions, including hiring, promotions and raises.  Partner with Human Resources in the handling of disciplinary issues.  Prepare and/or approve appropriate personnel action paperwork.
  • Identify training and development needs of direct reports.  Develop and oversee the implementation of departmental training programs, including orientation; monitor training programs to ensure ongoing effectiveness.
  • Monitor performance of direct reports.  Provide regular coaching and counseling.  Prepare and deliver salary and performance reviews; review and approve performance and salary appraisals initiated by direct reports.
  • Authorize overtime as needed.  Review and approve time cards.  Review and approve vacation/time off requests and coordinate vacation/time off schedules.
  • Assist in the development of short- and long-range operating objectives, organizational structure, and staffing requirements.  Assist in the development of a departmental plan for backup and succession of supervisory staff and key technical personnel.
  • Assist in the development and recommendation of departmental budget.  Authorize expenditures in accordance with budget.  Approve budget and expenses of subordinates.
  • Ensure optimum performance of group function.  Determine and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state-of-the-art practices.
  • Develop and maintain departmental systems and SOPs.  Assist in the development and communication of departmental policies and procedures.  Partner with Human Resources to develop and approve job descriptions for subordinate positions; ensure communication of duties and responsibilities to employees.
  • Support the policy of equal employment opportunity through Affirmative action in all personnel actions including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotions, training, work assignments, and salary actions etc.
  • Perform special projects and other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or Master’s of Science or Business Management/Administration.
  •  Four to six years related experience.
    •  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Must possess excellent partnering, facilitating, influencing, negotiating and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must have well organizational competencies and creative thinking/problem-solving ability.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite.

About Charles River Labs:

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

About Research Models & Services 
Fundamental to basic research and discovery is the use of in vivo models to help identify disease targets and determine potential biological pathways that regulate the condition.  As the world’s leader in the production and distribution of the highest quality research animal, with 1 out of 2 animal models produced for preclinical research globally, we understand the importance of this step. With seven decades of experience, our expertise is unmatched, allowing us to provide you with the perfect model, including disease-specific and preconditioned options, for basic research and beyond. 

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

 At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

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ANIMAL TECHNICIAN III (MULTIPLE POSITIONS), University Animal Care, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (posted 7/8/21)

Posting Number

req5931

Department

University Animal Care

Department Website Link

https://uac.arizona.edu/

Location

Main Campus

Address

Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Please Note:  The number of vacancies for this job posting have been updated from one to four.

University Animal Care at the University of Arizona is searching for an Animal Technician III. This is the third in a series of seven classifications. The position is distinguished from the Animal Technician in that incumbents are responsible for daily care of a variety of animal species and/or are assigned additional Cage Wash duties such as, operating complex equipment, and documenting these activities and training in animal rooms in basic servicing tasks. Incumbents are generally assigned to perform animal care duties within in one facility, while Cage Wash activities are performed in multiple facilities. Work is performed under minimal supervision with assigned general expectations. The work schedule includes participation in the Animal Care holiday rotation schedule, may include weekends, and may include compensated overtime.

University Animal Care (UAC) provides humane and appropriate animal care, ensuring that the highest standards are met so that each animal's well-being is attended to. This includes providing for the animals' daily needs for clean, safe housing and access to fresh food and water; the provision of necessary veterinary care; and the monitoring of the use of animals by principal investigators and their personnel.

We provide services and resources needed by investigators to accomplish their research objectives and provide training in laboratory animal care and use to technical personnel, students, and faculty.

Our staff, through contacts with the media and the public, works to enhance understanding and support for the humane use of animals in research and teaching programs at the University of Arizona.

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide daily care and maintenance of a wide variety of laboratory animal species housed within UAC facilities
  • May breed or wean rodents, work with non-human primates, or work with animals exposed to hazardous materials
  • May work with mice housed in the Germ-Free isolators/caging
  • Operate animal care related equipment, such as change stations, biosafety cabinets, autoclaves, rodent ventilated cage racks, Hydropac®, etc.
  • Administer treatments to animals as directed
  • Complete all necessary documentation
  • Perform rodent euthanasia with standardized system
  • Report operational problems or equipment malfunctions
  • Receive supplies and equipment into facilities utilizing gas sterilization
  • Organize and restock supplies in animal rooms and storage areas
  • Assist with reviewing SOPs
  • Additional duties may be assigned 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Valid Driver's License and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Science certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT)

FLSA

Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week

40

Job FTE

1.0

Work Calendar

Fiscal

Job Category

Veterinary and Animal Care

Benefits Eligible

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay

$16.00

Compensation Type

hourly rate

Grade

3

Career Stream and Level

OC3

Job Family

Animal Care

Job Function

Veterinary & Animal Care

Type of criminal background check required:

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies

3

Target Hire Date

 

Expected End Date

 

Contact Information for Candidates

Miguel Diaz
migueld@arizona.edu

Open Date

6/30/2021

Open Until Filled

Yes

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Upon employment:
• Complete required background checks
• Complete Risk Assessment Questionnaire and evaluation by Occupational Health
• Complete required TB testing yearly with negative test result
• Receive vaccinations as deemed necessary or that are required to work with certain biohazards

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Link to the application:  https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/requisition/5931/application?c=arizona&jobboardid=0#1

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Laboratory Animal Technician 1, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (posted 7/8/21)

Job no: 527703
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Other, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Terrestrial Animal Care Services (TeACS)
Classification: Laboratory Animal Technician 1
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $13.73 to $17.90 hourly
FTE: 0.75

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes July 12, 2021.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit your resume along with your completed online application.

Department Summary
Terrestrial Animal Care Services (TeACS) is responsible for managing and administering a centralized program of laboratory animal care. The functions of TeACS include daily animal care, veterinary care, research and surgical support, and training of research and technical personnel who use live animals for research or teaching. TeACS is an academic service unit (for research and teaching) which reports to the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI), who promotes excellence in research at the University of Oregon. 

This department cares for animals in compliance with the federal Animal Welfare Act, the NIH Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training.

Position Summary
The Lab Animal Technician provides animal facility support and care for a variety of laboratory research animals, primarily rodent. The technician is the first line of defense in spotting and responding to health and environmental problems. 

Responsibilities include following standard operating protocols for animal care and room/facility maintenance, providing care for laboratory animals including health checks, feeding, changing cages, and keeping detailed records of tasks performed.

Individuals within this position work as a member of a highly interdependent team providing direct animal care and technical services. This includes regular communication with students, staff, and faculty working in TeACS, as well as veterinary staff.

Minimum Requirements
• Six months of experience caring for animals (e.g. watering, feeding, bedding, housing, checking animals’ health, etc.)

Professional Competencies
• Ability to follow verbal and written instructions

Preferred Qualifications
• One year of experience in the care of animals in a work setting; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
• Experience handling rodents 
• Experience utilizing large equipment (e.g., autoclave, cage/rack washer)
• Experience working in a self-directed environment with minimal direct supervision 
• Certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician through the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
• Veterinary Technician degree or Bachelor’s degree in animal science, zoology or other relevant field

FLSA Exempt: No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union. 

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visithttp://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.

Advertised: Jun 28, 2021 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Jul 12, 2021 Pacific Daylight Time

https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/527703/laboratory-animal-technician-1