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Supervisor of Animal Resources- AZ- Animal Care - Midwestern University Glendale Campus - (posted 6/11/24)

Requisition Number: SUPER003778
  • Full-Time
  • On-site
  • Arizona Campus - Glendale, AZ 85308, USA

Job Description

The Supervisor of Animal Resources is responsible for the supervision of the care and maintenance of the small Animal Research Facilities.  Some direction in job responsibilities may also be provided by the consulting veterinarian.  This position reports to the Associate Director, Research Operations. This individual will be required to work weekends and holidays on a rotation basis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervisor of the Animal Resources Technicians and facility on a daily basis.
  • Maintaining animal resources in accordance with current federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to laboratory animals.
  • Updating knowledge on current federal, state, and local regulations and where to obtain additional or current regulatory information.
  • Observing or detecting alterations in animal room environment including temperature, air exchange and light cycles.
  • Recognizing common signs of clinical illness in laboratory animals.
  • Assist Animal Resources Technicians and Senior Animal Resources Technicians in daily husbandry care of laboratory animals in a safe and sanitary manner using equipment under established procedures.
  • Ordering animals, animal food, bedding, and supplies as back up for Senior Animal Resources Technician. 
  • Handling, restraining, and determining the sex of all common laboratory animals.
  • Gathering monthly census information for Associate Director.
  • Oversee cage card activation and deactivation, in InfoEd management software
  • Obtaining blood sampling & other sampling for bi-annual sentinel testing, or for investigators as needed
  • Assisting with various methods of animal identification and maintenance of accurate records.
  • Observing and reporting irregularities in laboratory animals such as variation in dietary habits, abnormal stool or urine specimens, unusual behaviors, and deaths.
  • Work in cage wash area
  • Provide tour of facilities to new faculty, staff and students
  • Providing general technical assistance for investigators, technicians, students as needed.
  • Providing routine treatments as instructed including procedures such as ear mite medication and clipping of overgrown teeth.
  • Maintaining personal hygiene and following various sanitation procedures when moving between various animal rooms.
  • Ex-Officio member of Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) on respective campus
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                    

Supervise full time Animal Care Technicians & Senior Animal Care Technicians.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and have regular, predictable, in-person attendance.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience                                                   

Bachelor’s degree required.  5-7 years’ experience in professional animal care setting with small animal handling experience with ALAT (Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician) & LAT (Laboratory Animal Technician) certification from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) required. LATG (Laboratory Animal Technologist) certification a plus. One year of experience leading or mentoring a team.  Good written and oral communications required. 

Computer Skills                                               

Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook). 

Language Skills                                                

Basic skills:  Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Reasoning Ability                                             

Intermediate skills:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Mathematical Ability

Basic skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs. 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to walk and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, use hands to finger, handle or feel.  The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision correctable to 20/20 in one eye, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to work with animals.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post-graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance plans as well as life insurance, short/long term disability and pet insurance.  We offer flexible spending accounts including healthcare reimbursement and child/dependent care account.  We offer a work life balance with competitive time off package including paid holiday’s, sick/flex days, personal days and vacation days.  We offer a 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, child care subsidy reimbursement program, identity theft protection and an employee assistance program.  Wellness is important to us and we offer a wellness facility on-site with a fully equipped fitness facility. 

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Animal Technologist, Arizona State University Tempe Campus - Tempe, AZ (posted 1/21/24)

98245BR

Close Date: 29-January-2024

Job Description

ASU Knowledge Enterprise’s Department of Animal Care and Technologies is seeking an Animal Technologist to work in a research facility housing rodents and non-human primates. 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 the assigned vivarium and serving as the lead for the vivarium in the supervisor’s absence including but not limited to: verification of paperwork, ensuring vivarium staff and student workers complete their assigned tasks as expected, maintaining updated documents and signage, assisting with NHP pairings and enrichment management.
  • Identifying potential areas for improvement, communicating those ideas to supervisory staff, and assisting with implementation of changes.
  • Training and onboarding of vivarium staff and student workers.
  • Assisting veterinary staff with treatment and management of animal health cases.

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

  • 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 effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills

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Executive Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine (Remote), Charles River Laboratories - Reno, NV (posted 12/27/23)

Internal Number: 220682

We are seeking an Executive Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine for our Safety Assessment Team. This position can be located in one of our facilities or remote anywhere in the US.

The following are responsibilities related to the Executive Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine:

Responsible for the technical and professional oversight of all animal care and use functions involving laboratory animals across Safety Assessment sites and lead the Global Safety Assessment Veterinary Medicine Functional Matrix. As a member of the Safety Assessment Leadership Team the Executive Director will partner with Charles River leaders in animal welfare, toxicology, operations and regulatory to advance industry leading programs in laboratory animal welfare.  The incumbent will partner with other Charles River business units on the topics of animal health and well-being, regulatory compliance, and business operations. Serve as the subject matter expert on animal health and preventive medicine across vendors and Charles River Safety Assessment sites.
 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Animal care program assessment and development including optimization of animal welfare, veterinary care, and husbandry operations. 
    •    Provide leadership and strategic development within SA for the operation and performance of all LAM activities.
    •    Pharmaceutical development with an emphasis on the interface between toxicology, pathology, and laboratory animal medicine in nonclinical safety assessment.
    •    Regulatory compliance including Good Laboratory Practices, OLAW and AAALAC program management in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
    •    Client relations with veterinary specialists across the pharmaceutical and biotech industries in Europe and the United States.  
    •    Mentorship of veterinary, operational, and behavioral medicine staff at all levels of experience
    •    Assist in the planning, design, and/or renovation of existing or new animal care facilities.
    •    Assure the health and welfare of all research animals in Safety Assessment through delegation and oversight of matrix reports. 
    •    Ensure compliance with established company, industry, and regulatory standards. 

Job Qualifications

•    Education:  Doctoral degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) in Veterinary Medicine, Master’s degree (M.S.) in a discipline relevant to laboratory animal medicine preferred. 
•    Experience: 10+ years’ experience with increasing levels of responsibility in managing laboratory animal programs. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•    Certification/Licensure:  Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at location where Safety Assessment operates.
•    Other:  ACLAM /ECLAM Diplomate Status preferred.

Apply Now: https://careercenter.aalas.org/jobs/19547657/executive-director-laboratory-animal-medicine-remote

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Laboratory Animal Technician 1, University of Oregon - Eugene, OR  (posted 12/12/23)

Job no: 533098
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Other, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: TeACS Terrestrial Animal Care Services
Classification: Laboratory Animal Technician 1
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
FTE: 0.75

Review of Applications Begins: December 26, 2023, position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants: Along with your online application, please upload a cover letter and resume.

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) that reports to the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI), which 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 rodents. The technician is the first line of defense in spotting and responding to health and environmental problems.

Major responsibilities include following standard operating procedures for animal care, including daily health check, feed, water, and routine cage changes; room and facility maintenance, including cleaning, sanitizing and/or sterilizing animal caging, as well as cleaning and maintaining rooms and support areas; and maintaining accurate and detailed records of when tasks are performed. Additional essential responsibilities include the provision of routine animal health care including observation and assessment of health status and administration of medications and treatments as prescribed by veterinary staff. This position may require you to perform humane euthanasia when indicated, following the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Guidelines on Euthanasia, and typically requires the ability to lift and move cages, equipment, and supplies.

Lab Animal Technicians 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. The animal care team provides weekend and holiday care for the animals, which is an essential part of the position.

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, and work self-directedly, as well as in collaboration with supervisors and lab staff.

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).
• 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, 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.

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 https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report.

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Husbandry Supervisor, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)  - (posted 11/15/23)

Req. No. 2023-22182 - https://careersat-ohsu.icims.com/jobs/intro?hashed=-435594533&mobile=fal...

The Department of Comparative Medicine provides for the health and welfare needs, care, and housing of research animals throughout the OHSU central and waterfront campuses, and supports research innovations of OHSU Investigators.

Function/Duties of Position

Provide supervisory oversight for 17-20 Animal Technician 1 & 2 positions and indirect supervision of approximately 1-4 Animal Technician 3 (leads) to assure optimal animal care and research program support for the OHSU Central and Waterfront (CWC) research community.  Programs supported by DCM utilize a large variety of laboratory research animals, including but not limited to, fish, amphibians, birds and a wide range of rodent and non-rodent mammalian species. This position oversees husbandry personnel and their research support activities in quarantine, isolation, conventional, ABSL-2 and barrier-maintained animal programs in 11 facilities located across the CWC campus. The supervisor provides support to departmental and research staff by interpreting DCM policies and guidelines, participating in the development and revision of standard operating procedures (SOP), assigning and documenting technical training for employees, reviewing departmental operations, and writing manpower summaries and workgroup status reports for senior department managerial and veterinary staff. This supervisor will be responsible for the assignment of the daily workload assigned to husbandry technicians. The supervisor will assist the DCM Husbandry Manager with hiring, performance appraisals, and general management of personnel issues.

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or a combination of AALAS certification at the LATG level and 5 yrs. of progressive responsible experience in a similar setting.

Experience: 

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a laboratory animal research setting.

Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Competencies): 

  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of animal health and husbandry practices in a laboratory environment, animal behavior, sanitation processes, aseptic techniques and environmental conditions that affect laboratory animals.
  • Ability to operate and communicate effectively while meeting multiple 
  • deadlines and completing projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks. 
  • Ability to write and effectively present materials, including presentations and status-reporting.
  • Ability to create simple to complex project plans, timelines and work staffing plans using Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel spreadsheets and e-mail communication software.

Registrations, Certifications and/or Licenses: 

  • Valid driver's license.
  • Certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) at the LATG level, or must be obtained within 2 years of hire date.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience: 

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working in an ABSL-2 and/or animal quarantine setting.

Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Competencies): 

  • Knowledge of union contracts.

Registrations, Certifications and/or Licenses: 

  • Certified Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR) certification

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Laboratory Animal Veterinarian - Facility Manager, Portland, OR (posted 11/6/23)

JOB DESCRIPTION: The vivarium manager role provides clinical veterinary support, leadership, and collaboration to research programs at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, a core facility responsible for the proper and humane care of research animals. Partners with investigators to innovate and conduct highly sophisticated immunology research projects and related animal care and IACUC duties. Procedures include surgical and anesthesia support, the development and assessment of new or existing animal models and an interest in working closely with basic and physician scientist to provide the best animal care and the most useful translational information. This position involves teaching, communication, and collaboration with a diverse group of researchers and staff, including residents and visiting scientists, animal care staff, graduate students, undergraduates, and the veterinary staff.

Providence caregivers are not simply valued – they’re invaluable. Join our team at Providence Portland Medical Center and thrive in our culture of patient-focused, whole-person care built on understanding, commitment, and mutual respect. Your voice matters here, because we know that to inspire and retain the best people, we must empower them.

Required qualifications:

  • DVM or VMD from accredited college or university.
  • upon hire: Current Oregon state licensure for veterinary medicine.
  • 5 years in veterinary medicine, preferably with research animals.
  • 3 years Leadership experience with direct reports

Preferred qualifications:

  •  upon hire: Diplomat ACLAM, or eligibility.

Why Join Providence? 

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security.  We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

ABOUT PROVIDENCE: At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Providence has been serving the Pacific Northwest since 1856 when Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart and four other Sisters of Providence arrived in Vancouver, Washington Territory. As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence is located in areas ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland.

Our award-winning and comprehensive medical centers are known for outstanding programs in cancer, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's services, emergency and trauma care, pediatrics and neonatal intensive care. Our not-for-profit network also provides a full spectrum of care with leading-edge diagnostics and treatment, outpatient health centers, physician groups and clinics, numerous outreach programs, and hospice and home care.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

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BetterBuit Regional Sales Manager - (posted 10/18/23)

BetterBuilt, an Allentown Company, began in the 1950s in New York manufacturing industrial washers. The company quickly developed a strong reputation for quality, durability, and trust within the scientific community over the years. Today, Northwestern Systems Corporation – a private equity owned company that is part of Allentown – continues to manufacture the high-quality and reliable BetterBuilt line of washers, Sure-Vac material handling systems, Sure-Flo material handling systems, and Activ Automation solutions. Please visit our website @ www.nsc-betterbuilt.com for more information.

The ideal candidate will prospect and close sales leads to help generate revenue for the company. They will also be responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating the sales strategy located within the West Coast area of the United States. They will have organization skills, good communication, detailed oriented, technical, and be self-motivated..

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with sales representatives to generate and meet with prospective leads
  • Track and report all sales activities
  • Develop and execute sales strategy through market analysis
  • Travel within the West Coast Region of the United States as well as within the Western Area of the United States as projects require
  • Do technical presentations to clients
  • Meet and present to Architects
  • Complete installation assessments and do startups

Qualifications

  • Prefer Southern CA based candidates
  • Prefer prior Capital Equipment Sales experience
  • Experience managing sales initiatives
  • Experience generate and maintaining relationships with sales leads
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Understand or have Lab Animal Science background
  • Highly organized and self reliant/motivated
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Motivation for sales
  • Team leadership and management skills
  • Territory management
  • Presentation skills
  • Performance management
  • Strong communications skills
  • Closing skills
  • Building relationships
  • Negotiation
  • Sales planning
  • Customer focus
  • Lab Animal Science Industry and product knowledge preferred
  • Basic computer skills

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $70,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Work from home

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Commission pay

License/Certification:

  • Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: On the road

Interested parties please send email to bchapman@nsc-betterbuilt.com

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Veterinary Medical Officer (Laboratory Animal Medicine) - Fairfield, CA (posted 10/18/23)

This is a Full Time government position needed for our facility. Located in sunny Fairfield California, the 60 MDG Lab Animal Veterinarian serves as 60 MDG Clinical Investigation Facility(CIF) Animal Care and Use Program Director with responsibility to the Director, 60 MDG CIF as assigned.

Responsibilities includes serving on the IACUC Committee, management of the laboratory animal care and use program within guidelines, perform veterinary exams, surgical diagnostic tests, supporting research and training activities.

Full responsibility for planning, development, organization, coordination, and implementation of the animal care and use program in a manner that will assure FULL ACCREDITATION status for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC} International.

Qualifications/Experience:

DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited institution

Holds a license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States

At least one year of experience in laboratory animal medicine

ACLAM Board Certified preferred

To view full job description and requirements, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/750970600

About the Clinical Investigation Facility

The CIF at Travis AFB, CA provides Expert Research and Training to Support Graduate Medical Health Science Education, Clinical Capabilities, and DHA/AFMS-Relevant Clinical Investigations. The CIF supports 21 Graduate Medical Education Residency Programs and Line/DHP Readiness mission research requirements by addressing medical capability gaps to improve health outcomes.

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Director - Lab Animal Medicine, Charles River Laboratories - Reno, NV (posted 10/18/23)

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.

We are seeking a Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine for our Safety Assessment site located Reno, Nevada.

The following are responsibilities related to the Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine:

Responsible for the technical and professional oversight of all animal care and use functions involving laboratory animals at the site. Serve as the veterinarian of record (attending veterinarian) providing technical, regulatory, and clinical support to all research programs at the site.  Provide direct support to study directors in protocol design, animal disease model development, surgical services and animal health evaluations.  Provide assistance to study directors on sponsor-related issues including direct contact with sponsors as required.  Serve as a member of the Site Management Team and site representative of the Global Safety Assessment Veterinary Medicine Functional Matrix.    

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Clinical Duties:

  • Assure the health and welfare of all research animals maintained within the facility, both personally and through delegation and oversight of direct reports. 
  • Assure performance of daily observation of animals for clinical signs of disease or adverse events, documentation of clinical observations, maintenance of appropriate animal medical records, and assure prompt notification and resolution of conditions that are indicative of pain or distress. 
  • Develop proposals for improvement of the animal program and operational changes that improve the health and wellbeing of research animals and facilitate the conduct of studies. 
  • Participate in the development, implementation and provision of animal care and use training. 
  • related processes and procedures, and physical facilities used to house and manipulate study animals.  
  • Ensure compliance with established company, industry, and regulatory standards.
  • Provide oversight of surgical programs. 

What we can offer you:

  • Competitive pay
  • 401K
  • Full insurance benefits
  • Holidays, 3 weeks PTO and a sick time
  • Multiple vets at site
  • Strong mentoring
  • Great work/life balance
  • Global company (allows growth at site, across multiple sites and internationally)
  • Bonuses + Retention bonuses
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Involvement in the community – 8-12 hrs paid time off to volunteer
  • ERG groups
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Apply today at: https://jobs.criver.com//job-invite/217794/

Qualifications: 

  • Education:  Doctoral degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) in Veterinary Medicine and Master’s degree (M.S.) in a discipline relevant to laboratory animal medicine. 
  • Experience:  8-10 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.
  • Certification/Licensure:  Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.
  • Other:  ACLAM Diplomate Status preferred. USDA accreditation is desirable. 

 

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Senior Veterinarian - UC Davis, Davis, CA  (posted 9/10/23)

Department Purpose

This position is one of three senior veterinarians that support Campus Veterinary Services (CVS), a unit that provides routine veterinary care and project support for most research and teaching animals on and off campus.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Campus Veterinary Services, provide medical care to research and teaching animals which includes rotating weekend on-calls and performing routine rounds of assigned animal care areas. Provide clinical and preventative health services to a wide variety of species: evaluate project-related clinical cases; perform research project support procedures; and review IACUC protocols. Act on behalf of the Attending Veterinarian (AV) with regards to veterinary oversight of the university animal care program and regulatory compliance. May at times act as AV when designated in the absence of the AV.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Additional Minimum License/Certification:

• Board certified or eligible for American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) certification boards.

• USDA endorsement or attainment within 1 year of hire.

Minimum Education/Experience:           

• Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM) from a recognized and accredited school of veterinary medicine; Licensed DVM in a state, with the attainment of CA license within 1 year of employment.

• Recent experience performing clinical care in a veterinary clinic, experience in a lab animal clinic preferred.

• Recent experience in clinical medicine as it applies to the diagnosis, surgical procedures, and medical treatment of a wide variety of laboratory animals, nonhuman primates, agricultural species, aquatic species, amphibians, reptiles, and other exotic species.

• Experience in preventive medicine programs required for laboratory animals, nonhuman primates, agricultural species, aquatic species, amphibians, reptiles and other exotic species including vaccination, parasitology, bacteriology, and virology screening programs.

• Experience working with large and small laboratory animals including nonhuman primates and exotic species.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) :

• Knowledge of institutional, local, state, national and international rules and regulations governing the use and care of laboratory animals (USDA Animal Welfare Act, ILAR Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Endangered Species Act, FDA Good Laboratory Practice Regulations, and California Public Health Law).

• Knowledge of humane care and housing of animals with understanding of standards and guidelines as established by AAALAC International.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Education/Experience:            

• Experience teaching in a classroom situation, seminar format, and on a one-to-one basis.

• Experience in conducting presentations at national and international specialty meetings.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) :

• Knowledge of gross necropsy procedures and basic histopathology of laboratory animals.

• Oral and written communication skills to develop procedures/instructions/training documents and to interact with a wide variety of individuals.

• Decision-making and problem-solving skills for research and technical problems.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Background Check

• This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

• The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees.  To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.

To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at:  http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=267991  - Job ID # 50031

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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Sr. Manager, Technical Operations, Bristol Myers Squibb - Seattle, WA - (posted 9/9/23)

  • Drug Dev and Preclinical Studies
  • R1573032
  • Full Time

Working with Us - Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren’t words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You’ll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives. Read more: careers.bms.com/working-with-us.

When you join BMS, you are joining a diverse, high-achieving team united by a common mission. 

The Non-Clinical Safety and Veterinary Sciences organization enables the safe conduct of clinical studies and marketing applications while applying the core underlying principles of robust science & problem solving, 3R’s (reduce, replace, and refine), animal welfare, and quality & compliance to our nonclinical efforts. While focusing on transforming patients’ lives through science, we intend to be an industry-leading nonclinical safety evaluation, laboratory animal science and medicine organization with high scientific, quality, & employee safety standards.

Here, you’ll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities that are uncommon in scale and scope. You’ll pursue innovative ideas while advancing professionally alongside some of the brightest minds in biopharma.

The Department of Veterinary Sciences (VS), within Non-Clinical Safety and Veterinary Sciences, located in Seattle, WA is seeking a Sr. Manager, Technical Operations to join a dedicated team of laboratory science professionals in a supportive, team-oriented environment. This position will be based at a facility which is currently under construction and targeted for occupancy in January 2024.  In this role you will provide collaborative site and global leadership and support within a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing daily operations of an approximately 5,500 sq. ft. vivarium supporting Immuno-Oncology and Cell Therapy Thematic Research Centers (TRC). The position will report directly to the Sr. Scientific Director, Veterinary Sciences and be a key member of the VS Leadership Team contributing to VS activities globally.

Primary Responsibilities  

  • Enable high quality in vivo research by supporting BMS scientific staff needs and ensuring alignment with BMS standard.
  • Collaborate and support scientific groups in the discovery and development of innovative medicines 
  • Manage multiple local, regional, or global BMS projects and responsibilities that enable the highest quality in pharmaceutical research; represent VS on industry, corporate and site-level initiatives and teams. 
  • Work closely with groups responsible for research quality assurance, engineering and facilities, safety and occupational health, and security. 
  • Encourage and promote the 3Rs and maintain BMS’s Culture of Care 
  • Evolve and maintain BMS standard operating procedures and guidelines; participate in the assessment, qualification, and animal welfare monitoring of third-party partners 
  • Responsible for upholding regulatory and welfare standards as they pertain to laboratory animal care, husbandry, facilities, and the overall animal macro environment.
  • Sets standards and provides guidance on daily operations, animal room preparation, environmental parameters, and relevant reports and takes corrective action as necessary.
  • Assists in the oversight of daily activities within the vivarium. Provides supervision of animal care staff, including coordination of schedules and tasks, ensuring compliance with global VS SOPs and policies, and ensuring adequate staffing for 365 day/year coverage.
  • Meets regularly with research staff to assess their research animal needs and appropriately plan for efficient program support.
  • Oversees the maintenance, use, disposition, and inventory of equipment for animal care or laboratory activities.
  • Leverages basic knowledge and understanding of clinical observation and treatment methods to enhance animal care program and health and wellbeing of animals.
  • Provides direction with major project/program activities in the department which may involve multi-site interactions.
  • Oversee training needs locally and coordinate competency and proficiency assessments with the Global Training Team
  • Travel domestically and internationally with consecutive nights away as needed to meet departmental needs and for continuing education purposes. 
  • Other functions as required. 

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8+ years of academic and / or industry experience OR
  • Master’s Degree and 6+ years of academic and / or industry experience OR
  • Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree in the Life Sciences and 4+ years of academic and / or industry experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master’s in Biology, Life Sciences or equivalent 
  • Certification as Laboratory Animal Technologist or Certified Manager of Animal Resources or other relevant specialty is preferred. 
  • 5+ years’ experience in managing laboratory animal facilities or teams. 10+ years’ experience in pharmaceutical research or similar research settings. 
  • Expert knowledge of the regulatory requirements and guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals and experience with related regulatory and accreditation efforts. 
  • Ability to successfully collaborate and develop effective working relationships with research staff and service providers.
  • Experience with new and innovative facility design and vivarium integrations is an asset. 
  • Experience in the clinical care and basic treatment administration of laboratory animals is preferred.
  • Experience performing, evaluating, and training on various laboratory animal biomethodologies is preferred.
  • Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a collaborative team while leading and energizing others to reach goals. 
  • Ability to prioritize, balance and be accountable for multiple responsibilities while demonstrating the highest values, resiliency and emotional intelligence. 

The starting compensation for this job is a range from $114,000 - $144,000 plus incentive cash and stock opportunities (based on eligibility).

The starting pay rate takes into account characteristics of the job, such as required skills and the where the job is performed. 

Final individual compensation will be decided based on demonstrated experience. 

For more on benefits, please visit our https://careers.bms.com/working-with-us.

Eligibility for specific benefits listed on our BMS Careers site may vary based on the job and location.

If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to adastaffingsupport@bms.com. Visit careers.bms.com/eeo-accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.

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Animal Care Technician, Amgen - Thousand Oaks, CA  (posted 6/30/23)

Internal Number: R-167887

What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. Amgen Comparative Medicine is seeking an Animal Care Technician in our Thousand Oaks, CA location. In this vital role you will have a chance to maintain a world-class animal facility central to the discovery of new medicines for the treatment of grievous including oncology, heart disease, and inflammation.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Care for laboratory animals
  • Provide husbandry and perform cage change procedures
  • Perform and report daily health observations
  • Handling and restraint of laboratory animals, notably rodents
  • Assist in receiving process, housing, and shipping
  • Monitor inventory of animal feed, bedding, and enrichment amongst other supplies
  • Operate husbandry-related equipment such as cage wash, autoclave, laminar air flow cabinets, and other equipment
  • Routinely wash, autoclave, and prepare caging and equipment
  • May provide support for scientific techniques as directed
  • Maintain and organize (5S, lean management) laboratory spaces for success of research
  • Provide supplies and support for investigators conducting scientific experiments
  • Normally this full-time position, 40 hours per week, will require weekend husbandry coverage on a rotational basis and overtime as needed

Thrive

What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

This position will be paid on an hourly basis. The annualized base pay range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $55,784 - $71,501.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan
  • Stock-based long-term incentives
  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns
  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

Apply now for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

careers.amgen.com

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Basic Qualifications:

Associate’s degree and 2 years of animal care or production experience in a laboratory, veterinary, boarding, agriculture, factory, or other setting

Or 2 years in a technical school setting with hands-on experience

Or High school diploma / GED and 4 years of animal care or production experience in a laboratory, veterinary, boarding, agriculture, factory, or other setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • RVT, BS/BA, and/or Associates in animal science, biology, or related field; other degrees will be considered case-by-case
  • AALAS certification at the ALAT level
  • Animal care or production experience in at least one setting: laboratory, veterinary, boarding, agriculture, factory, or other settings
  • In vivo rodent skills including handling and sample collections
  • Ability to perform physical tasks including standing, use of hand, walk, bend, kneel, sit, and occasionally move materials up to 50 pounds
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Desire to be a team player in a dynamic, cross-functional environment
  • Basic commutation skills in Outlook, Excel, and Word plus the ability to fill online forms
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including gloves, protective clothing, and eye safety glasses
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English

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Clinical Veterinarian at Janssen- San Diego, CA (posted 6/30/23)

Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Clinical Veterinarian (Senior Scientist, Veterinary Care & Training) will be responsible for clinical care, preventative and diagnostic medicine programs, surgery oversight, investigator and technician training, compliance support (protocol review, IACUC, post-approval monitoring, interaction with inspectors, participation in program description documentation), and collaborative research with investigators.

Clinical Veterinarian (Senior Scientist, Veterinary Care & Training) Essential Responsibilities

Veterinary Care & Compliance:

  • Provide high quality routine veterinary care for assigned area(s) of clinical responsibility, including participating in an on-call schedule to provide after-hours and weekend veterinary coverage.
  • Perform and document examinations of incoming and resident animals as required by regulations in support of a program of quality veterinary care. Performs veterinary rounds for the purpose of observing animal health and animal care.
  • Oversee the program of acclimation and/or quarantine of incoming animals. This includes all necessary and appropriate health checks and surveillance of incoming and resident animals, as well as release of animals from acclimation/quarantine.
  • Oversee a program of preventative and diagnostic veterinary care; Supervise or perform diagnostic procedures and processing in house or with service providers. Examples include fecal analysis, bacterial culture, gross necropsy, diagnostic imaging, and rodent sentinel health surveillance.
  • Provide oversight and training to assure quality care is provided to the animals by staff and animal scientists.
  • Contribute to delivery and regular updates of training programs and orientation for staff, scientists, and other personnel prior to assigning independent vivarium access.
  • Review and provide consultation on in vivo study design to investigators for IACUC protocols and animal research models.
  • Provide surgical program oversight, support, and training to research investigators.
  • Assure compliance with all internal and external regulatory and accreditation requirements.
  • Maintain records to comply with applicable local, state, federal regulations, applicable animal welfare accreditation standards, and internal compliance regulations.
  • Maintain awareness of new regulations and follow existing regulations affecting animal research.
  • Provide input to the Attending Veterinarian, the Institutional Official/License holder and/or IACUC relating to animal care and use and animal welfare.
  • Participate in animal care and use program and animal quality evaluations of animal suppliers.

Education and Training/3Rs improvement:

  • Establish programs of technical training for staff in support of ongoing in vivo research activities.
  • Oversee programs of positive reinforcement training and environmental enhancement for all animals.

In Vivo Model Technical Innovation:

  • Establish collaborative research projects with investigators in support of drug discovery (e.g. animal model development or improvement).

Qualifications

Educational Requirements:

  • DVM/VMD or equivalent from an AVMA-accredited or recognized school of veterinary medicine.
  • Currently licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the US and must be able to meet regional and local regulatory requirements related to veterinary care within four months of employment.
  • Preferred Residency certificate from an accredited program for Laboratory Animal Medicine and/or ACLAM or EU equivalent boarded.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in animal-based research; major biotech/pharma experience preferred.
  • Experience and proficiency in “hands on” research support procedures in rodent and nonrodent laboratory animal species.
  • The overall background of experience and education should be sufficient to allow performance of the job requirements listed.?

Requirements:?

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; Must be able to regularly read, understand, and follow-through on all correspondence.
  • Must be able to work under time constraints with minimal direction of day-to-day responsibilities, including effectively working with multidisciplinary teams
  • Must be able to regularly read, understand, verify accuracy, and document various written of protocols, including Animal Care and Use Protocols, Standard Operating Procedures, work instructions, etc.
  • Must be able to work with external regulatory agencies and accreditation groups.
  • Some “off-core business hours” meeting participation and work required.
  • Stay ahead of current trends and practices in field of expertise by completing required continuing education.
  • Applicable Personal Protective Equipment/vaccinations may be required for entry and work within specific laboratory and vivarium spaces.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

This is an onsite role in La Jolla California, we offering a relocation package including cost of living assistance.

IVS Essential Personnel Statement:

This is an essential personnel role. Essential Personnel are defined as the staff who are required to report to their designated work location, to ensure the operation of essential functions or departments during an emergency, as determined by Janssen, or when the business has suspended operations. There are some individuals who may be required to perform essential services remotely and those individuals will be identified in advance and notified by their supervisors, but in most cases Essential Personnel are required to be on-site during an emergency or suspension of operations.

Johnson & Johnson 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, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Diversity and inclusion are central elements of the shared culture  For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit www.careers.jnj.com.

 

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Director, Lab Animal Medicine, Charles River Labs - Reno, Nevada (posted 6/12/23)

Type: Full Time

The following are responsibilities related to the Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine:

Responsible for the technical and professional oversight of all animal care and use functions involving laboratory animals at the site. Serve as the veterinarian of record (attending veterinarian) providing technical, regulatory, and clinical support to all research programs at the site.  Provide direct support to study directors in protocol design, animal disease model development, surgical services and animal health evaluations.  Provide assistance to study directors on sponsor-related issues including direct contact with sponsors as required.  Serve as a member of the Site Management Team and site representative of the Global Safety Assessment Veterinary Medicine Functional Matrix.    

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Clinical Duties:

  • Assure the health and welfare of all research animals maintained within the facility, both personally and through delegation and oversight of direct reports. 
  • Assure performance of daily observation of animals for clinical signs of disease or adverse events, documentation of clinical observations, maintenance of appropriate animal medical records, and assure prompt notification and resolution of conditions that are indicative of pain or distress. 
  • Develop proposals for improvement of the animal program and operational changes that improve the health and well being of research animals and facilitate the conduct of studies. 
  • Participate in the development, implementation and provision of animal care and use training. 
  • Regularly inspect, evaluate, and generate reports on the adequacy of animal care programs, related processes and procedures, and physical facilities used to house and manipulate study animals.  
  • Ensure compliance with established company, industry and regulatory standards.
  • Provide oversight of surgical programs. 

Job Qualifications

Qualifications: 

  • Education:  Doctoral degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) in Veterinary Medicine and Master’s degree (M.S.) in a discipline relevant to laboratory animal medicine. 
  • Experience:  8-10 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.
  • Certification/Licensure:  Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.
  • Other:  ACLAM Diplomate Status preferred. USDA accreditation is desirable.  

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

Vaccine Mandate - Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition (crrecruitment_US@crl.com) so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.

About Safety Assessment - Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities. 

About Charles River - 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 18,000 employees within 100 facilities in over 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. 

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 >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

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. Everyday our employees make a difference across the globe inspired by our purpose—Together, We Create Healthier Lives. As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.

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Sales Manager (Individual Contributor), VRL Animal Health Diagnostics - (posted 6/8/23)

Job Summary:

 The following are the duties & responsibilities related to the Sales Manager position:

  • As a VRL Sales Manager, the role will be to maintain and grow the preclinical research testing, biologic material testing, and animal health monitoring services segments of the business within the Academic, Biotech, Pharma and CRO markets.
  • Your customers will include, study directors, scientists, research associates, research technicians, and laboratory animal veterinarians. 
  • The responsibility of this role includes cultivating long-term relationships with key customers and thought leaders in the territory as well as generating new business through lead to opportunity conversion.
  • Success will come as you protect and expand business by working with clients on preclinical research projects, biological material testing programs, and growing the research animal health monitoring laboratory business.
  • Establish and maintain relationships of existing and potential customers, including preparing and following up on quotations and bids.
  • Deliver seminar-type presentations to individuals or groups of potential and existing customers on our service portfolio, in both a virtual and in-person environment.
  • Complete all sales administration, including completing all CRM requirements & territory management activities.
  • Business review participation, including presentation of financial models, cost justification, comparison and market feedback.  Communicate competitive issues to marketing organization and business unit manager.
  • Responsible for translating customer needs into custom profiles.
  • Responsible for customer billing questions, assistance in dispute resolution, collections, and customer satisfaction.
  • Provide annual forecasting and perform regular reviews for the region as well as each individual sales territory.

Job Qualifications:

The following are the minimum qualifications related to the Sales Manager position:

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in life sciences, sales or related field experience required. Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Experience:  Minimum 8 to 10 years relevant industry experience, with at least five of those years with direct client interface.  Scientific and research background preferred\
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience requirements
  • Certification/Licensure: NA
  • Other: Excellent interpersonal, customer relationship, proactive selling, and leadership skills.  Familiarity with Microsoft office and Salesforce CRM.  Other duties as assigned

Territory Information: 

Primary concentration in Mid-Atlantic/Southeast, Northeast, and Western US positions available.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Forty percent (overnight) travel and weekend work required.

If interested, please contact John Firneno john.firneno@vrl.net

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Animal CaretakerVA Greater Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA - (posted 5/30/23)

Open & closing dates:  05/23/2023 to 05/31/2023

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy and compassion. At Greater Los Angeles, we are currently recruiting Animal Caretakers within the Veterinary Medical Unit (VMU) of Research Service. The VMU is responsible for husbandry and housekeeping for animals used by the veterinary health technicians and biological laboratory technicians for research purposes. The incumbent is responsible for the care and maintenance of a variety of species of laboratory animals (mammals, reptiles, birds, and fish). Some of the duties and responsibilities of this position include (but are not limited to):

  • Examines each animal daily for health conditions.
  • Observes and recognizes animal appearance or health abnormalities, and reports these to the Animal Health Technician (AHT).
  • Administers prophylactic treatment and simple medications to animals, including injections of antibiotics, anesthetics, analgesics, etc. as directed by the supervisor.
  • Holds and restrains laboratory animals (all species) while they are manipulated by other caretakers or AHT.
  • Collects specimens for biological and/or diagnostic purposes.
  • Assists the supervisor, AHT, and/or the animal caretaker lead in receiving and processing newly arrived animals.
  • Collects biological specimens (feces, urine, blood, and microbiological specimens) for clinical laboratory examination as directed by the supervisor.
  • Checks and maintains the animal and cage identification system as directed by the supervisor.
  • Euthanizes animals, using prescribed methods, when so directed by the supervisor.
  • Provides food, water, and cage care to the animals.
  • Cleans, sanitizes, and sometimes sterilizes by prescribed methods the animal enclosures.
  • Sanitizes cages and animal food and water dishes.
  • Disposes of animal waste and bedding material according to established procedures.
  • Operates equipment used to clean and sterilize animal cages, cage racks, water bottles, and sipper tubes.
  • Maintains complete and accurate records of all job-related activities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

To apply, please visit USAjobs.gov using the key word search “Animal Caretaker” within Los Angeles, or visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/727683800.

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Mary Knezevich at mary.knezevich@va.gov.

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Senior VeterinarianUC Davis Medical Center - Davis, CA (posted 5/30/23)

Reporting to the Director of Campus Veterinary Services, provide medical care to research and teaching animals which includes rotating weekend on-calls and performing routine rounds of assigned animal care areas. Provide clinical and preventative health services to a wide variety of species: evaluate project-related clinical cases; perform research project support procedures; and review IACUC protocols. Act on behalf of the Attending Veterinarian (AV) with regards to veterinary oversight of the university animal care program and regulatory compliance. May at times act as AV when designated in the absence of the AV.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Additional Minimum License/Certification:

  • Board certified or eligible for American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) certification boards.
  • USDA endorsement or attainment within 1 year of hire.

Minimum Education/Experience:           

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM) from a recognized and accredited school of veterinary medicine; Licensed DVM in a state, with the attainment of CA license within 1 year of employment.
  • Recent experience performing clinical care in a veterinary clinic, experience in a lab animal clinic preferred.
  • Recent experience in clinical medicine as it applies to the diagnosis, surgical procedures, and medical treatment of a wide variety of laboratory animals, nonhuman primates, agricultural species, aquatic species, amphibians, reptiles, and other exotic species.
  • Experience in preventive medicine programs required for laboratory animals, nonhuman primates, agricultural species, aquatic species, amphibians, reptiles and other exotic species including vaccination, parasitology, bacteriology, and virology screening programs.
  • Experience working with large and small laboratory animals including nonhuman primates and exotic species.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) :

  • Knowledge of institutional, local, state, national and international rules and regulations governing the use and care of laboratory animals (USDA Animal Welfare Act, ILAR Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Endangered Species Act, FDA Good Laboratory Practice Regulations, and California Public Health Law).
  • Knowledge of humane care and housing of animals with understanding of standards and guidelines as established by AAALAC International.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Education/Experience:            

  • Experience teaching in a classroom situation, seminar format, and on a one-to-one basis.
  • Experience in conducting presentations at national and international specialty meetings.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) :

  • Knowledge of gross necropsy procedures and basic histopathology of laboratory animals.
  • Oral and written communication skills to develop procedures/instructions/training documents and to interact with a wide variety of individuals.
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills for research and technical problems.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Background Check

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees.  To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.

To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at: http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=259931

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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Animal Technician, Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ (4/11/23 posted)

90216BR

Job Description

Arizona State University and The Department of Animal Care & Technologies are looking to fill three entry-level Animal Technician roles. 

The Animal Technician role is an entry level position - the first in a series of four vivarium staff positions (Animal Technician, Animal Technician Sr., Animal Technologist, Lead Animal Technologist). ASU's Department of Animal Care and Technologies strives to develop our staff's skills and promote within the department, so this is an excellent opportunity to join our animal care team. If you love animals and want to help advance science and medicine, this could be a great career path for you!

As an Animal Technician you will be responsible for:

  • Performing husbandry of laboratory animals (primarily rodents and non-human primates), including cleaning and preparing cages, cleaning rooms and equipment, feeding and watering animals, providing enrichment, and completing documentation related to those activities. 
  • Monitoring and reporting animal health cases and administering medical treatments according to veterinary instructions.
  • Receiving animal and supply shipments.
  • Assisting with rodent breeding colony management, including euthanasia. 
  • Working individually and as part of a team to ensure that the animal care program remains compliant with all university, state, federal, and other regulations.

The following post-offer screenings are required and provided by ASU if hired:

  • 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

VP Code - KNOWLEDGE ENTERPRISE DEV

Scope of Search - Open

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range - $20.00 per hour

Close Date - 01-May-2023

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 cages, 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
  • Experience working with non-human primates
  • Evidence of effective communication skills
  • Evidence of critical thinking and detail oriented skills
  • Demonstrated 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.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential duties.
  • Depending on the room assignment, hearing protection will be provided. 
  • All DACT staff receive bloodborne pathogen training.
  • Potential for exposure to various biological, chemical, and other hazards associated with research in animals.
  • This position works with animals. 
  • Must be able to see for safe work environment but no specific "vision rating". 

Department Statement

For the eighth 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.

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 PD 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 & Cover Letter 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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VETERINARY LABORATORY TECHNICIAN I - University Animal Care, University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ (posted 12/13/22)
Posting Number req12947
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 in search of a Veterinary Laboratory Technician I. This full-time, entry level position will perform an array of technical activities that support the research animal health monitoring and quality assurance programs and will also perform research-specific analyses of samples obtained from research animals. The incumbent will report to the University Animal Care Pathology Services Laboratory Coordinator. The work schedule is Monday through Friday and may periodically include weekends or before/after normal work hours.

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow general lab procedures and operate basic lab equipment such as pipettes, balances, pH meter, centrifuges, thermocyclers, cell culture hood, autoclave.
  • Independently perform an array of complex laboratory techniques with emphasis on DNA/RNA extraction, qPCR, hematology, blood chemistry, water culture microbial counts, sterilization efficacy tests.
  • Perform rodent euthanasia and necropsy with postmortem blood collection, microbial culture, parasitology sample collection, and tissue harvest.
  • Handle live rodents and perform basic live rodent procedures related to diagnostic test validation.
  • Perform microbial cultures and PCR to monitor germ-free mice and sterile isolators.
  • Process and send out samples for testing.
  • May perform or be trained to perform other technical procedures such as serology, microbiology, parasitology, and/or histotechnology.
  • Assign case accession numbers, assess test results for accuracy, and prepare clinical pathology, quality assurance, and other reports for distribution to appropriate personnel.
  • Prepare reagents, collection tubes, and glassware for use in laboratory procedures.
  • Assist with set up for necropsies and other technical procedures.
  • Assist with laboratory equipment maintenance.
  • Monitor inventories of reagents and supplies.
  • Order and stock supplies as needed.
  • Properly dispose of hazardous waste.
  • Drive van for transport of animals and samples to the laboratory.
  • Assist with management of quality assurance data and reports.
  • Assist with development and updating of written standard operating procedures.
  • Serve as a contact for research investigators and UAC veterinarians who utilize the laboratory.
  • Provide consultation on test availability, cost, and proper sample submission.
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with veterinarians, researchers, technicians, vendors, and other UA and UAC employees.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Excellent organization, verbal and written communication, and record keeping skills.
  • Excellent computer skills and ability to work with standard software common to the University environment.
  • Knowledge of the performance of qPCR and other standard laboratory techniques and operation of common laboratory equipment.
  • Skill in working with biological and chemical hazards in a laboratory environment.
  • Knowledge of laboratory rodents and laboratory animal facility operations.
  • Understanding of guidelines and regulations applicable to biomedical research animals.

Upon employment you will be required to:

  • Complete any necessary UA and FBI background clearance checks.
  • Complete a Risk Assessment Questionnaire and evaluation by Occupational Health.
  • Complete the required TB testing yearly with negative test result.
  • Receive vaccinations as deemed necessary or that are required to work with certain biohazards.
  • Be fitted with the proper personal protection equipment for working with animal research related hazards.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • One year of relevant work experience required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in and/or training with the methodologies and laboratory equipment commonly used in a research animal pathology laboratory environment.
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 $15.24 - $19.45
Compensation Type hourly rate
Grade 3
Career Stream and Level PC1
Job Family Veterinary Lab
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 April Wagner
awagner@arizona.edu
Open Date 12/12/2022
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.

For more information: https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/12947?c=arizona                                          

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Veterinary Research/Health Technician 2, Oregon National Primate Research Center – Beaverton, OR (posted 9/11/22)

Requisition ID - 2022-19239

Position Category - Veterinary

Position Type - Regular Full-Time

Job Type - AFSCME union represented

Department - Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC)

FTE - 1.00

Schedule - Tuesday - Saturday or Sunday - Thursday

Hours - 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

HR Mission - Research

Drug Testable – Yes

Department Overview - The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is located 12 miles west of the OHSU main campus, and sits on 162 acres of land featuring forested areas, research and administration buildings, indoor and outdoor animal housing, a pond, and 2-mile perimeter walking path. Our mission is to improve human health and the quality of life through the support of nonhuman primate research programs that advance our knowledge of the causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of debilitating diseases.

Function/Duties of Position

The Veterinary Research/Health Technician 2 assists in providing clinical care and husbandry for a variety of laboratory research primates.  This is the second level of a three-level series.  It is distinguished from the lower level by increased responsibility in independently performing the duties of a VRHT1 while also triaging situations that may arise throughout the day w/o direct oversite. The primary function of this position is to support the clinical medicine unit related to the care of laboratory animals with a large emphasis on clinical and surgical medication distribution and preparation.  Duties must be performed in a professional manner and will require contact with investigative staff.  The area of work assignment and specific tasks will vary, depending on veterinary care requirements, service requirements, and staffing needs, during regular and non-regular working hours, including weekends, holidays, or on an overtime basis.

Three years of experience in the healthcare of experimental animals in a research setting and certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at the Lab Animal Technician level (LAT); OR Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) [no experience required]; OR An equivalent combination of training and experience

Required Qualifications

Three years of experience in the healthcare of experimental animals in a research setting and certification by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at the Lab Animal Technician level (LAT); OR Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) [no experience required]; OR An equivalent combination of training and experience

A valid Driver's License and ability to drive ARRS/OHSU vehicles on and off-campus

May be required to complete an FBI security risk assessment

Ability to use proper techniques to safely perform standard clinical procedures (including ability to accurately calculate medication dosages)

Ability to consistently interact with research investigative staff, supervisors, and co-workers in a positive and constructive manner

Possess sufficient dexterity and manual skills to safely perform (or learn to perform) basic animal husbandry and animal handling (using proper techniques)

Ability to use a computer keyboard and to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions

Professional and service-oriented attitude

Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds and lift objects weighing approximately 42 pounds to shoulder height

Ability to push and pull heavy wheeled equipment such as cage racks and loaded carts

Daily work may involve moving on wet and/or slick surfaces, through narrow corridors between rows of cages, working outdoors, and climbing stairs to corral observation towers

Perform work in covered and uncovered areas that are not environmentally controlled

Work in areas where there is risk of exposure to zoonotic agents through injury, by direct contact with animals or their tissues and body fluids, or by contact with equipment contaminated by animals or their tissues and body fluids

Work where there is risk of exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals and sanitizing chemicals

Work in areas or in conditions that require fit testing and use of an N-95 respirator

May involve work inside an ABSL3 facility

Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related field

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Apply for this job online

 

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SENIOR ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN, AMGEN - Thousand Oaks, CA – posted 9/11/22

Job ID |R-150934

Category |Scientific

You’ve earned your degree. How will you use that achievement to reach your goals? Do more with the knowledge you’ve worked hard to acquire and the passion you already have. At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Become the professional you are meant to be in this meaningful role.

SENIOR ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. In this vital role, you will contribute to the scientific research that leads to new medicines for patients with critical diseases, including cancer and heart disease. Our dynamic Comparative Medicine team at Amgen is growing! We are hiring SENIOR ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIANS at Amgen's Thousand Oaks, CA site.

Care for laboratory animals

Provide husbandry and perform cage change procedures

Perform daily health observations

May provide technical procedures include training, enrichment, blood sampling, dosing, anesthesia, necropsy, scientific techniques, and record scientific data

Handling and restraint of a variety of laboratory animals

Management of advanced portions of the program, including the sentinel program and care of covered species

Assist in receiving process, housing, and shipping

Monitor inventory of animal feed and bedding, and enrichment amongst other supplies

Operate husbandry-related equipment such as cage wash, autoclave, laminar air flow cabinets, and other equipment

Routinely wash, autoclave, and prepare caging and equipment

Maintain and organize (5S, lean management) laboratory spaces for success of research

Provide supplies and support for investigators conducting scientific experiments

This full-time position will require weekend husbandry coverage on a rotational basis, and overtime as needed

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The qualified professional we seek is a Senior Animal Care Technician with these qualifications.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Associate’s degree and 4 years of relevant experience OR

High school diploma / GED and 6 years of relevant experience

Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including gloves, protective clothing, and eye safety glasses

Perform physical tasks including standing, use of hand, walk, bend, kneel, sit, and occasionally move materials up to 50 pounds

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

AALAS certification or veterinary technician certification (RVT), BS/BA, and/or Associates in animal science, biology, or related field

Animal care experience in at least one setting: laboratory, veterinary, boarding, or agriculture

In vivo skills including handling, sample collections, dosing, and tissue collections

Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

Desire to be a team player in a dynamic, cross-functional environment

Basic commutation skills in Outlook, Excel, and Word, plus the ability to fill online forms

Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey

A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

Generous Total Rewards Plan—comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits—with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

APPLY NOW:  CAREERS.AMGEN.COM

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.

Join Us

If you’re seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you’ll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.

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ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN – AMGEN - Thousand Oaks, CA (posted 9/11/22)

Job ID |R-150937

Category |Scientific

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world. Amgen's Comparative Medicine is hiring Animal Care Technicians at the Thousand Oaks, CA location. As part of the Comparative Medicine department, you will have a chance to maintain a world-class animal facility central to the discovery of new medicines for critical treatments, including oncology, heart disease, and inflammation.

Care for laboratory animals

Provide husbandry and perform cage change procedures

Perform daily health observations

May provide technical procedures include training, enrichment, blood sampling, dosing, anesthesia, necropsy, scientific techniques, and record scientific data

Handling and restraint of a variety of laboratory animals

Management of advanced portions of the program, including the sentinel program and care of covered species

Assist in receiving process, housing, and shipping

Monitor inventory of animal feed and bedding, and enrichment amongst other supplies

Operate husbandry-related equipment such as cage wash, autoclave, laminar air flow cabinets, and other equipment

Routinely wash, autoclave, and prepare caging and equipment

Maintain and organize (5S, lean management) laboratory spaces for success of research

Provide supplies and support for investigators conducting scientific experiments

This full-time position will require weekend husbandry coverage on a rotational basis, and overtime as needed

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The qualified professional we seek is an Animal Care Technician with these qualifications.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Associate’s degree and 2 years of relevant experience OR

2 years in a technical school setting with hands-on experience OR

High school diploma / GED and 4 years of relevant experience

Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including gloves, protective clothing, and eye safety glasses

Perform physical tasks including standing, use of hand, walk, bend, kneel, sit, and occasionally move materials up to 50 pounds

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

RVT, BS/BA, and/or Associates in animal science, biology, or related field

AALAS certification

Animal care or production experience in at least one setting: laboratory, veterinary, boarding, agriculture, factory, or other settings

In vivo rodent skills including handling and sample collections

Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

Desire to be a team player in a dynamic, cross-functional environment

Basic commutation skills in Outlook, Excel, and Word, plus the ability to fill online forms

Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

Full support and career-development resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey

A diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

Generous Total Rewards Plan—comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits—with compensation and benefits rated above 4 stars (out of 5) on Glassdoor

APPLY NOW:  CAREERS.AMGEN.COM

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.

Join Us

If you’re seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you’ll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.

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Facility Manager, Terrestrial Animal Care Services - University of Oregon - Eugene, OR (Posted 9/2/22)

The University of Oregon is hiring a Facility Manager for our Terrestrial Animal Care Services in Eugene, Oregon.  Priority review is 9/14 – we would love to have you join our team!

https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/530161/teacs-facility-manager

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.

Position Summary

The Facility Manager is responsible for managing the TeACS laboratory animal care program in conjunction with the TeACS Director. This position will manage day-to day operations of the animal facilities, including directly supervising technical personnel and administrative functions related to animal care.

Additional responsibilities include: maintains security of animal facilities; coordinates and provides training for research and technical staff; assists in monitoring regulatory compliance and protocol oversight; assists the attending veterinarian to observe, examine and care for sick or injured animals; oversees physical plant and equipment maintenance; provides animal-related technical assistance; and performs husbandry activities such as feeding, watering and changing cages.

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Animal Technician III - University Animal Care, University of Arizona - Phoenix, AZ (Posted 8/18/22)

ANIMAL TECHNICIAN III (PHOENIX, AZ)

Posting Number

req11309

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 in search of an Animal Technician III. Animal Technician III is responsible for daily care of a variety of animal species in a biomedical research setting. Incumbents are generally assigned to perform animal care duties within in one facility. Work is performed under minimal supervision with assigned general expectations. The work schedule includes participation in the Animal Care Program during regular business hours, some weekend hours, on a holiday rotation schedule, 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.

University Animal Care is recruiting for a Animal Technologist III via req11345. Please note the education minimum requirements when applying.

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

Provide daily care and maintenance of rodent species housed within Phoenix animal facility

May breed or wean rodents

Operate animal care related equipment, such as change stations, biosafety cabinets, autoclaves, rodent ventilated cage racks, 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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to work efficiently and with accuracy with minimal direct supervision.

Ability to communicate effectively with different groups/individuals.

Knowledge of basic animal husbandry principles.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.

5 years of relevant experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate's or Bachelor’s degree in animal science or related field.

Experience caring for animals in a professional setting.

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

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

1

Target Hire Date

 

Expected End Date

 

Contact Information for Candidates

Angie Mexas- amexas@arizona.edu

Open Date

8/18/2022

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.

 

To apply visit: https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/11309?c=arizona         

 

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Animal Technologist III, University Animal Care, University of Arizona - Phoenix, AZ (posted 8/18/22)                          

ANIMAL TECHNOLOGIST III (PHOENIX, AZ)

Posting Number

req11345

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 in search of an Animal Technologist III. The Animal Technologist III supports the Facility Veterinarian in managing the day to day operations of the Phoenix Animal Facility (PAF) to include supervision of 2-3 non-exempt employees. The Animal Technologist III is expected to be a subject matter expert in UAC SOPs and policies serving as the primary contact for husbandry, equipment and facility related issues. The incumbent will serve as part of the UAC management team, will provide customer service to the research community and support the Facility Veterinarian in administering the PAF. Incumbent will also be responsible for daily care of a variety of animal species in a biomedical research setting.

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.

University Animal Care is recruiting for a Animal Technician III via req11309. Please note the education minimum requirements when applying.

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

Assist the Facility Veterinarian in providing excellent animal care to rodent species at the PAF.

Serve as expert in all UAC procedures and processes in support of husbandry care and research support activities.

Provide day to day oversight of animal care and use to ensure compliance with UAC, IACUC and external regulatory agency expectations.

Incumbent will have assigned husbandry duties, including daily cage changes, stocking rooms, receiving animals and facilitating transfers. Incumbent will perform daily health check monitoring and administer animal treatments as indicated by veterinary staff.

Assist the Facility Veterinarian in managing the day to day operations of the PAF to include facility space allocation, equipment maintenance and purchases, inventory management, building system and equipment troubleshooting, coordinating services with Facilities Management and outside vendors, etc.

Liaison with Tucson based Units to ensure proper facility function, procurement of supplies, and animal receipt.

Supervise and direct the work of 2-3 Animal Technicians to include onboarding, training, scheduling, and performance management. Incumbent will be designated back-up for assigned husbandry duties to include animal room servicing and cage change duties.

Supervise and direct the work of 2-3 husbandry staff members to include onboarding, training, scheduling, and performance management. Incumbent will be designated back-up for assigned husbandry duties to include animal room servicing and cage change duties.

Support research staff by providing facility access and orientation trainings.

May include training on basic biomethods and clinical veterinary treatments.

Respond to research staff inquiries regarding animal care and use to include referencing approved IACUC protocols within the eSirius program. Report sick animal notifications to research staff and veterinary staff.

Serve in on call rotation for facility emergencies.

Provide back up coverage for staffing as needed.

Respond to facility alarms and mitigate resolution of repairs when needed.

Facilitate access for maintenance, inspections, and day to day operations.

Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to work independently towards well-defined outcomes.

Ability to trouble shoot, problem solve and manage a dynamic work environment.

Ability to communicate effectively with different groups/individuals.

Knowledge of standard rodent husbandry care in a biomedical research setting.

Knowledge of animal care and use program policies, procedures, and regulations.

Skills in coaching, mentoring, training staff and students of various experience levels.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.

5 years of relevant work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience managing or supervising non-exempt employees.

American Association of Lab Animal Science certification at Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) or Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) level.

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

5

Career Stream and Level

PC3

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

Angie Mexas - amexas@arizona.edu

Open Date

8/18/2022

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.

To apply visit: https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/11345?c=arizona        

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Animal Technician, Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ (posted 6/25/22)

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. ​
  • 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

VP Code: KNOWLEDGE ENTERPRISE DEV

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

Close Date: Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed every week until all positions are filled

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 animals, biohazards, and chemicals.
  • This job may include extended periods of standing, low-demand walking, bending, and reaching.
  • Lifting, pushing, and pulling of up to 50 lbs. may be required.
  • A dynamic work environment may require the ability to quickly adjust priorities throughout the day.
  • The following post-offer screenings are required: Physical exam and fit testing for an N-95 respirator •MMR and tetanus vaccinations
  • Negative TB test

For the seventh 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 seven 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  

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.

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: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25620&sit...

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time Aug 12, 2022.

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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Laboratory Assistant, Comparative Medicine, Takeda Development Center Americas - San Diego, CA  - (posted 6/23/22)

Job Code: R0069189

As a Laboratory Assistant working within the Comparative Medicine department, you will be empowered to conduct all animal husbandry related services, and a typical day will include: 

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

  • Performs animal husbandry services including but not limited to feed/water checks, clinical observation, cage changing, and animal care on the weekends.
  • General animal facility cleanliness and maintenance of holding, procedure, and support rooms.

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Hands-on laboratory animal husbandry and basic animal technical skills
  • Record clear and concise animal census and health data
  • Maintain clean vivarium (sweep/mop, emptying trash, wiping down rooms and equipment)

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:  

  • Candidate should be a self-starter and able to work independatly or in a team environment to achieve objectives in a timely manner
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • High school diploma with 2+ years of experience perfered, or AA

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • AALAS certification at ALAT level preferred but not required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Routine demands of an office and laboratory environment.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be willing to work off-hours, holidays and weekends

PART TIME HOUR REQUIREMENTS:  (8 Hours/week not to exceed 16 Hours/week)

  • Saturday 4 Hours
  • Sunday   4 Hours

Visit: https://takeda.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/San-Diego-CA/Laboratory-Assistant---Comparative-Medicine_R0069189

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Animal Technician, Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ (posted 5/17/22)

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. ​
  • 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

VP Code: KNOWLEDGE ENTERPRISE DEV

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

Close Date: Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed every week until all positions are filled

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 animals, biohazards, and chemicals.
  • This job may include extended periods of standing, low-demand walking, bending, and reaching.
  • Lifting, pushing, and pulling of up to 50 lbs. may be required.
  • A dynamic work environment may require the ability to quickly adjust priorities throughout the day.
  • The following post-offer screenings are required: Physical exam and fit testing for an N-95 respirator •MMR and tetanus vaccinations •Negative TB test

For the seventh 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 seven 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  

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.

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: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494#jobDetails=4511575_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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Animal Technician Supervisor, Washington National Primate Center - Mesa, AZ (posted 5/10/22)

The Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) has an outstanding opportunity for an Animal Technician Supervisor at our ARIZONA site. This recruitment will be used to fill two vacancies.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide the appropriate environment to empower the delivery of leading-edge scientific discoveries and promoting the highest standards of care, health, well-being and conversation for primates around the world.  In conjunction with our Mission Statement, these values link this position to our purpose as a Center:

• Commitment to Research
• Teamwork
• Accountability – Productivity
• Communication

Under the general direction of the Animal Facility Manager, the Animal Technician Supervisor will lead and supervise identified Animal Technician (AT) staff serving at our ARIZONA facility.  AT staff perform animal husbandry, facility sanitation, custodial duties and help maintain equipment and machinery.  This position is critical to the success of WaNPRC as the supervisor serves on the front line to ensure that our nonhuman primates are cared for in compliance with USDA regulations, National Institute of Health guidelines, Public Health Service policy, IACUC policies, University of Washington (UW) departmental rules and regulations, and WaNPRC’s standard operating procedures (SOP’s). 

The Animal Technician Supervisor communicates and works in coordination with staff from other teams including research support, veterinary, psychological well-being, investigative research, and maintenance shop staff as well as interacting with students and outside agencies (e.g. USDA, AAALAC and animal shipment companies) as necessary.

To view a full job description and apply, please view this link (Req.# 206752): https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=206752&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=Arizona&szReturnToSearch=1

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.

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Facility Manager, Terrestrial Animal Care Services, University of Oregon – Eugene, OR (posted 4/25/22)

https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/529326/teacs-facility-manager

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.

Position Summary - The Facility Manager is responsible for managing the TeACS laboratory animal care program in conjunction with the TeACS Director. This position will manage day-to day operations of the animal facilities, including directly supervising technical personnel and administrative functions related to animal care.

Additional responsibilities include: maintains security of animal facilities; coordinates and provides training for research and technical staff; assists in monitoring regulatory compliance and protocol oversight; assists the attending veterinarian to observe, examine and care for sick or injured animals; oversees physical plant and equipment maintenance; provides animal-related technical assistance; and performs husbandry activities such as feeding, watering and changing cages.
 

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BREEDING TECHNICIAN 2 - Charles River Laboratories - San Diego, CA  - (posted 3/3/22)

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 us, 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.

JOB SUMMARY

Supports the daily operations of the animal vivarium by providing breeding colony management support to the neuroscience investigative staff. Work independently and maintain performance levels consistent with and according to company standards for the contract.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Manage breeding colonies of approximately 7000 mice including over 25 mutant mouse lines.
  • Implement and maintain mouse breeding program.
  • Create and maintain breeding standard operating procedures.
  • Create and maintain breeding records, updates and logs in an organized manner.
  • Author breeding protocol, submit renewals and amendments to IACUC when necessary.
  • Oversee and monitor space and breeding capacity.
  • Evaluate breeding performance and production.
  • Plan and follow breeding strategies and mating schemes to meet animal production and deadlines.
  • Monitor found dead and health observations.
  • Notify abnormal phenotypes to veterinarian and vivarium supervisor.
  • Perform weaning and animal identification.
  • Oversee ear tags autoclaving and use.
  • Setup timed matings, monitor body weight and perform plug checks.
  • Identify and separate study animals for transfer.
  • Arrange animal transfer and submit request in aTune breeding database.
  • Identify and retire animals at approximately 6-month-old.
  • Perform tissue biopsy for genotyping.
  • Oversee and request genotype supplies.
  • Create weaning calendar yearly.
  • Create and maintain a Transnetyx account to submit genotype requests.
  • Perform regular data entry in aTune such as breeding setups, weaning, euthanasia and genotype.
  • Document breeding activities on cage cards.
  • Perform euthanasia
  • Comply with IACUC, AAALAC safety policies and regulations.
  • Schedule, create agenda and meeting minutes for the quarterly transgenic breeding governance meeting and give presentations when necessary.
  • Provide frequent breeding updates, breeding schemes and cryopreservation recommendations to investigators.
  • Serve as the central point of contact for breeding requests.
  • Implement new methods of organization and maintain an efficient and clean work environment.
  • Effectively communicate with and respond to researcher requests for breeding colony information.
  • Train personnel in proper mouse breeding techniques.
  • Ability to administer intravenous, subcutaneous, and intraperitoneal injections, perform retro-orbital and cardiac puncture for blood collection and harvest tissues in mice if necessary.
  • Ability to perform ear tagging, ear notch code and tail tattoo.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education:  B.S. in Biology or related life science.
  • Experience:  A minimum of 3-5  years colony management experience in a rodent facility required.     
  • A combination of education and experience accepted

Benefits Offered:

Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental and Group Vision Insurance, 401k with Company match, casual work environment and excellent career growth.

For more detailed information please email: Genevieve.Corpuz@crl.com.

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Cagewash Technician IICharles River Laboratories – San Diego, CA (posted 3/3/22)

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 us, 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.

JOB SUMMARY

Sanitize, maintain, and repair caging materials and cage wash facilities/equipment as required.  Provide back-up coverage for Animal Care staff.  Perform cage changing responsibilities and monitor and document health issues for non-USDA research animals. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Reviews, comprehends and complies with all SOPs/Policies and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area
  • Operates cage wash equipment and uses supplies according to safety guidelines; performs general housekeeping and adhere to safety procedures
  • Cleans and sanitizes all animal caging and accessory equipment and maintains the cage washing area in a clean, neat and well-organized manner following approved SOP’s.
  • Disposes of biohazard waste materials in a safe and thorough manner as required.
  • Maintains facility equipment and performs routine preventative maintenance on cage washers, including routine inspection of cleaning filters.
  • Assists with the receipt, stocking and maintenance of supply inventories.
  • Maintains required attendance level and adheres to work schedule in accordance with required staffing levels in order to ensure that assigned duties are completed.
  • Provide back- up animal care coverage as needed.
  • Monitors daily animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations
  • Animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include but not limited to:
    • Perform daily water bottle/automatic water line and cage checks
    • Provide appropriate food and water
    • Perform cage changing adhering to strict bio hood procedures; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified site policies
    • Maintain accurate room maintenance records as required by
    • Dispose of animal carcasses following established procedures.
    • Strictly follows all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas, including room or facility personnel entry; personnel protective equipment use, spraying in all equipment and materials into controlled areas.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education:  High school diploma or GED required.
  • Experience: 1-2 years cagewash experience required.  Rodent husbandry experience preferred.  ALAT certification preferred.  ALAT testing/certification required within 18 months of employment. Previous experience performing housekeeping/sanitization duties, safe handling of chemicals, detergents and disinfectants according to MSDS guidelines and working with large industrial equipment, especially cagewash equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  •  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and type at a computer or typewriter. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move more than 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Benefits Offered:

Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental and Group Vision Insurance, 401k with Company match, casual work environment and excellent career growth.

For more detailed information please email: Genevieve.Corpuz@crl.com.

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ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN II, Charles River Laboratories – San Diego, CA (posted 3/3/22)

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 us, 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.

JOB SUMMARY

Under moderate supervision, provide general and specialized husbandry and/or provide investigator technical support as assigned

SSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Provide general & specialized husbandry following established Guidance Documents.
  • Recognize and report complex signs of clinical illness and provide treatment as instructed at the by veterinary staff.
  • Perform post-surgical observations and associated record keeping.
  • Perform basic technical skills such as fasting, body weights and food/water measurements.
  • Perform animal identification (ear notching, tattooing, microchip).
  • Set up breeding pairs, performing plug checks, conducting weaning and collecting samples for genotyping; maintain colony records.
  • Perform genotyping and database collection.
  • May provide study support on minimally invasive techniques including, but not limited to, treadmill acclamation, nair/shaving, tumor measurements, etc.
  • May provide instruction to others on husbandry and technical procedures.
  • Monitor and analyze trends in room log data.
  • Assist with receipt and shipments (exportation).
  • Perform sentinel and index sample collection procedures.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of operations and equipment.
  • Assist in scheduling various preventative and corrective maintenance tasks.
  • Assist in technical procedures (aseptic surgery, dosing, tissue collection, necropsy) as instructed.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education/Experience:  Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or related discipline and 1 year related experience or CVT/LVT/RVT certification and one 1 years related research husbandry and technical experience OR High School Diploma/GED and two (2) years related research husbandry and technical experience required.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  AALAS certification at the ALAT level/CALAS initial level required. LAT preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Basic science knowledge demonstrated by previous scientific coursework, and/or prior work experience in a scientific setting.  Basic understanding of the drug development process.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong teamwork orientation; oral and written communication skills; attention to detail, organization, achieves work goals with minimum daily oversight, and superior customer service focus. Must demonstrate accountability and ethics in performance of daily responsibilities.
  • Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions and exhibit interpersonal skills that are conducive to effective communication and that contribute to a congenial work environment. Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with clients, customers, coworkers, and supervisors.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand basic English.
  • Computer literacy in word processing and database record keeping helpful.

Benefits Offered:

Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental and Group Vision Insurance, 401k with Company match, casual work environment and excellent career growth.

For more detailed information please email: Genevieve.Corpuz@crl.com

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Assistant Director – Clinical VeterinarianOffice of the Campus Veterinarian – Washington State University; Spokane, WA - (posted 2/22/22)

The Office of the Campus Veterinarian at Washington State University (WSU) is seeking a fulltime permanent Assistant Director (AD) and Laboratory Animal Clinical Veterinarian for the Program of Laboratory Animal Resources (PLAR) at the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane, Washington 

Founded in 1890, WSU is an AAALAC accredited land-grant institution nestled in the heart of the of Eastern Washington. WSU Health Sciences Spokane is a metropolitan campus located approximately 90 miles north of WSU Pullman and includes the College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy& Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Nursing and more. Please explore https://spokane.wsu.edu/ for more information about the university and region.  

The Assistant Director reports directly to the Director of the Office of the Campus Veterinarian and works with the PLAR facility manager, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), administrators, faculty, and staff in the mission of providing excellent veterinary care and animal husbandry to benefit quality science and education. This position provides veterinary care, compliance monitoring, and investigator training as well as oversight over the centralized animal facility services 

Required qualifications:  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD) degree, license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Washington or eligibility to be licensed within 6 months of hire, category II accreditation from the National Veterinary Accreditation Program of the USDA or eligibility to be accredited within 6 months of hire and two (2) years of experience directly related to exotic animal, zoological or laboratory animal medicine and clinical care. Familiarity with the regulations and guidance of the various oversight agencies (USDA, PHS, AAALAC, etc.) and relevant veterinary specialty board certification or eligibility (ACLAM)is highly preferred.  

The position is open until filled. Salary is depending on experience and education. Washington State University offers a comprehensive benefits package.  

Washington State University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women. For full description of the job and position requirements and to apply, visit www.wsujobs.com . For a more information, required qualifications and details regarding this  position, see  R-3573 Assistant Director – Clinical Veterinarian  

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Animal Technician 1, Washington National Primate Center - Mesa, AZ - (posted 2/22/22)

Posting Date:

1/12/2022 

Closing Info:

Closes On   03/02/2022

Visit: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCatego...

This position closes on March 2. If interested, you must use the link above to apply.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide the appropriate environment to support outstanding biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues and nonhuman primate health and biology.  In conjunction with our Mission Statement, these values link this position to our purpose as a Center:

·  Commitment to Research

·  Teamwork

·  Accountability – Productivity

·  Communication

This position works under the direct supervision the Animal Technician Supervisor at the ARIZONA Breeding Colony (ABC) of the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform animal care duties; provide custodial care for animals and animal facilities
  • Feed and water animals in accordance with prescribed diets and instructions
  • Transfer animals from soiled to clean enclosures making sure to maintain individual animal identity; prepare animal quarters in accordance with specified procedures
  • Transfer animals from outdoor enclosures to indoor enclosures
  • Clean and/or sterilize cages, pans, runs and surrounding premises including walls, floors, windows, food preparation rooms and cage washing areas according to specified procedures, Clean outdoor enclosures in accordance with specified procedures.
  • Observe animals for obvious abnormalities and report observations
  • Maintain records related to feeding, care and animal identification
  • May lift heavy animals, cages, supplies and/or equipment
  • Maintain equipment and premises in accordance with specified standards; ensure that temperature, water pressure, humidity and lighting remain within acceptable ranges; read and record data; report deviations

The Office of Research and the Primate Center shares President Cauce’s commitment to combat inequities and racism. The values of diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to the success of our research enterprise and are embedded in the culture of who we are as institution and employer.

We will honor different and unique identities and nurture an accessible, welcoming and respectful environment for all staff, and students and faculty in the Office of Research Primate Center and for all members of the UW research community. We will regularly review our services and systems and adapt them to reflect the evolving environments and work styles of our employees and those we serve.

We are ALL responsible for confronting bias and inequities, both individual and institutional, that persist here and throughout our society. Our call is to remove barriers and promote access, opportunity, and justice for all. We all must commit to this ongoing work.

Recognizing and valuing diversity will make the Office of Research Primate Center and the University stronger, and enrich the stellar research carried out at the UW.

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Compliance Administrator, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), University of Reno, Reno Nevada (posted 2/22/22)

https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external/job/University-of-Nevada...

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our recruitment helpline at (775) 784-1495 or jobs@unr.edu. For UNR Med professional job postings, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778. 

Job Description

Research is a vital mission of the University of Nevada, Reno.  The Research and Innovation division is recruiting for a Coordinator of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).  This position is responsible for conducting pre-reviews of submissions to the University IACUC, including new protocols, continuing reviews and modification.  In addition, the individual will initiate written correspondence with the investigators, requesting clarification and/or additional information to enable sound judgements to ensure compliance with all federal regulations that govern animal research on campus.  This individual will regularly attend the IACUC meetings, including writing and editing minutes of the meetings.  They will maintain up to date knowledge of state and federal regulations as well as policies, guidelines and ethical codes related to the protection of animals in research.

This position will report to the Vice President of Research & Innovation (VPRI), who is the Institutional Official for compliance with the university’s USDA Animal Welfare Regulations and PHS Animal Welfare Assurance, the campus wide Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) Accreditation. Supervisory reporting for this position is to the Associate Vice President, Research Administration (AVPRA).

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years of related work experience: OR a Master’s Degree and one (1) year of related work experience.

Related Experience:  interpreting and applying rules, regulations and policies and making recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications

CPIA Certification

Compensation Grade

Administrative Faculty - B

To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: Salary Schedules and select Administrative Faculty by Grade. Salary is competitive and commensurate with related education and experience.

Schedule or Travel Requirements

Occasional travel may be required

Department Information 
Research & Innovation exists as a service organization for the University faculty. We focus on enhancing research enterprise by supporting collaboration and innovation. For more information about our department, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/sponsored-projects   

Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a competitive salary, moving expenses (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program 

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program

Contact Information for this position

Search Coordinator, Jan Anderson - jananderson@unr.edu

Exempt

Yes

Full-Time Equivalent

100.0%

Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at jobs@unr.edu.

Please attach the following documents to your application:

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact information for three professional references

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

This posting is open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

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ANIMAL TECHNOLOGIST I, University Animal Care, University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ (posted 1/31/22)

 
Posting Number req8424
Department University Animal Care
Department Website Link https://uac.arizona.edu/
Location Main Campus
Address Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights

University Animal Care (UAC) at the University of Arizona is searching for an Animal Technologist I. This is the fourth in a series of seven classifications. This position is distinguished from the Animal Technician Senior in that incumbents are responsible for additional animal care duties, and training new or existing employees and researchers in routine animal care related procedures. Animal care duties include basic rodent breeding colony management, aquatic species system maintenance, and performance of basic technical procedures. Training duties include facility orientations, animal handling, basic animal technical procedures, SOP maintenance, auditing husbandry staff to ensure consistency among all facilities, and performing additional quality assurance tasks. Incumbents generally are assigned to a home facility, but may be assigned to work in other facilities as needed. The work schedule includes weekends and participation in the Animal Care holiday rotation schedule.

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.

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
  • Provide daily care for a wide variety of laboratory animal species, which will include working in the Gnotobiotic rooms
  • Perform basic rodent breeding colony management, and maintains breeding records as required
  • Perform basic rodent technical procedures, such as tail biopsy, ear tag identification, oral gavage, subcutaneous or intraperitoneal injections
  • Prepare guidelines or instructions for working with animals in breeding colonies and ABSL2/3 areas
  • Receive incoming animals into the facility and process incoming animal orders
  • Print out cage cards and animal receiving sheets
  • Assist with inventory of animal cages (bar code scans) and supplies
  • Oversee sterilization of equipment and supplies
  • Perform quality assurance tasks and report findings to designated personnel
  • Serve as backup for husbandry staff on leave
  • Review and update husbandry SOPs
  • Train employees in animals rooms per departmental SOPs
  • Provide hands on training for research staff, to include rodent handling procedures, hazard containment and biosecurity, basic rodent technical methods, and basic rodent breeding colony management
  • Document training provided to researchers and animal care staff
  • Audit staff to ensure SOPs are being followed consistently among all UAC facilities
  • Assist with teaching AALAS ALAT and LAT certification classes
  • Assist animal care managers with special projects
  • Additional duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to work with a variety of species in a research setting
  • Time management skills
  • Good verbal and communication skills
  • Computer skills
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree Animal Science or related field or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • Up to 1 year of relevant work 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 DOE
Compensation Type hourly rate
Grade 3
Career Stream and Level PC1
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 Robert Reed; robertreed@arizona.edu
Open Date 1/18/2022
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.

Visit: https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/8424?c=arizona

 

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Director of Animal Welfare Services, Oregon Health & Science University, Eugene, OR (posted 1/23/22

Apply now - Job no: 528814
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Research/Scientific/Grants

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

Application review begins immediately. To ensure consideration, please apply by January 31, 2022; 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). The University is engaged in an ambitious fundraising campaign focused on supporting faculty excellence in teaching and research, creating access for outstanding students, and enriching the student experience. This resulted in a very generous $1B 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 with a focus on translational biomedical research.

The University of Oregon values diversity, equity, and inclusion. To be considered, candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing women, people of color, and other individuals from underrepresented groups and describe their experience and future plans to promote equity and inclusion.

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, 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.

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, and works with the IACUC, facilities directors, and veterinarians in formulating a training program and conducting trainings. 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 track record in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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

Minimum Requirements

- Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree.
- Certification as Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) OR at least one year of ‘relevant IACUC experience’ per PRIM&R and the ability to sit for the CPIA within one year of hire.
- Three 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.

The University will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background, skill set, and any experience that might be transferrable to the role.

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 maximize the capabilities of staff and promote a culture of high performance and continuous programmatic 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 a 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 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 an 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.

University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see: https://coronavirus.uoregon.edu/vaccine.

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.

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 https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report.

Visit: https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/528814/director-of-animal-welfare-services

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Clinical Veterinary Technician 1Oregon Health & Science University - Portland, OR - posted 1/18/22

The Department of Comparative Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Central and Waterfront Campus (CWC) is seeking candidates for our open Clinical Veterinary Technician 1 position. Applicants must be certified through a Veterinary Medical Examining Board as a Veterinary Technician. Individuals must have one (1) year of experience caring for animals in a veterinary hospital or laboratory animal facility, including six (6) months of experience in a clinical position.

This position provides clinical care, nursing support and husbandry for a variety of laboratory research animals. This is the first level of a three-level series. At this level, there is an emphasis on animal health assessment and care, administration of treatments and training. Greater supervision is provided at this position level and is distinguished from other veterinary technician positions in this series by the emphasis on providing veterinary clinical care and nursing support of sick and/or injured animals.

OHSU is an institution of higher learning, with schools in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and public health and is Oregon’s only public academic health care center. OHSU is consistently ranked in the top 50 NIH-Funded Institutions, supporting basic, clinical and applied research programs. The Department of Comparative Medicine CWC provides animal resources support to a wide variety of laboratory animal species, including mice, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, sheep, swine, frogs, birds, voles, ground squirrels and fish housed in eleven facilities, totaling nearly 100,000 square feet.

Oregon Health & Science University is located in the heart of Portland, Oregon. Portland is one of the key metropolitan regions of the Pacific Northwest (PNW), situated equidistant from the stunning Oregon coastline and the equally splendid Cascade mountains. Portland offers all of the amenities of a city, with immediate access to the outdoors.

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation, contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu

Apply through OHSU iCIMS using the following iCIMS Requisition ID 2022-15169.

Please contact DCMInformation@ohsu.edu for assistance.

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Animal Technician I, Washington National Primate Center-Mesa, AZ - (posted 1/4/22)

https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=190091&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=Arizona&szReturnToSearch=1

This position closes on January 10th. If interested, you must use the link above to apply.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide the appropriate environment to support outstanding biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues and nonhuman primate health and biology.  In conjunction with our Mission Statement, these values link this position to our purpose as a Center:

·  Commitment to Research

·  Teamwork

·  Accountability – Productivity

·  Communication

This position works under the direct supervision the Animal Technician Supervisor at the ARIZONA Breeding Colony (ABC) of the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC)

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform animal care duties; provide custodial care for animals and animal facilities
Feed and water animals in accordance with prescribed diets and instructions
Transfer animals from soiled to clean enclosures making sure to maintain individual animal identity; prepare animal quarters in accordance with specified procedures
Transfer animals from outdoor enclosures to indoor enclosures
Clean and/or sterilize cages, pans, runs and surrounding premises including walls, floors, windows, food preparation rooms and cage washing areas according to specified procedures, Clean outdoor enclosures in accordance with specified procedures.
Observe animals for obvious abnormalities and report observations
Maintain records related to feeding, care and animal identification
May lift heavy animals, cages, supplies and/or equipment
Maintain equipment and premises in accordance with specified standards; ensure that temperature, water pressure, humidity and lighting remain within acceptable ranges; read and record data; report deviations

The Office of Research and the Primate Center shares President Cauce’s commitment to combat inequities and racism. The values of diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to the success of our research enterprise and are embedded in the culture of who we are as institution and employer.

We will honor different and unique identities and nurture an accessible, welcoming and respectful environment for all staff, and students and faculty in the Office of Research Primate Center and for all members of the UW research community. We will regularly review our services and systems and adapt them to reflect the evolving environments and work styles of our employees and those we serve.

We are ALL responsible for confronting bias and inequities, both individual and institutional, that persist here and throughout our society. Our call is to remove barriers and promote access, opportunity, and justice for all. We all must commit to this ongoing work.

Recognizing and valuing diversity will make the Office of Research Primate Center and the University stronger, and enrich the stellar research carried out at the UW.

 

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In-Vivo Science Associate 1(Veterinary Technician 1), Abbvie - Irvine, CA - posted 12/16/21

https://careers.abbvie.com/abbvie/jobs/2120140

Job Description

About AbbVie

AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Perform standard veterinary technical support for the departmental program of veterinary care. This will include monitoring the health and welfare of all research animals, providing necessary treatment, preventative maintenance, care, enrichment and record keeping, and participation in the rodent health surveillance program. Help in the development of core veterinary technical skills to enhance in-house research studies. Work independently on weekends or holidays. Assist in the maintenance of the Program of Veterinary Care within the USDA, AAALAC and other governing agency guidelines and requirements. Assist research personnel in conduction of research animal’s studies and assist in the education and training of other animal research staff members.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (% of Time or Importance):

  • Conduct health observations of all laboratory animals located in the vivarium on a daily basis in addition to some weekends and holidays. Discusses health observations with the Clinical Veterinarian and other members of the veterinary staff, correspond with the Principal Investigator and their research team, follows up on the decided treatment plan. Conduct and oversees clinical treatments, routine diagnostic procedures, and prophylactic treatment of the research animals. Complete the necessary documentation of activities as defined in the departmental guidelines, policies and SOP’s, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (ILAR) and USDA laws. 30%
  • Maintain and manage individual health records for all dogs, and primates housed in the vivarium colony. Maintain records for quarantine for incoming animals and inspect newly arrived animals. Assist with all USDA, county and state mandatory documentation, vaccinations, TB tests, etc. Ensures that all vaccinations and other veterinary tests are carried out according to current veterinary standards, and done on an appropriate schedule. Assist with the management of the Rodent Health Surveillance Program. 30%
  • Provide veterinary technical core support to the R&D efforts, and participate in the development of unique services that will elevate the level of in-house expertise and quality of Allergan’s animal research efforts. Disseminate and maintain information (anesthetics, analgesics, and surgical procedures) to expedite and improve biological research protocols and give advice on laboratory animal related procedures. Assist AbbVie researchers in the conduction of their animal related studies. 30%
  • Provide socialization/enrichment daily activities for the various species housed in the vivarium. Participate with the team that evaluates the effectiveness of the program and contribute to the continuing development of the program. 10%

Qualifications

Basic:

Education and Experience

BS, BA and 2 years veterinary technical experience or AHT and 2-5 equivalent veterinary technical experience.

Certification by AALAS at the LATG level desirable.

Multi-species including non-human primates and experience in a regulated environment preferred.

Essential Skills and Abilities

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary for interaction with multiple levels of personnel.

Ability to work with minimal supervision.

General familiarity with standard Office Computer Software.

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Quality Assurance SpecialistCompliance, Education, and Training Unit - Oregon National Primate Research Center - Beaverton, OR - posted 12/14/21

We invite applications from candidates to join the Compliance, Education, and Training Unit (CETU) as a Quality Assurance Specialist within Animal Resources & Research Support (ARRS) of the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC). The primary responsibility of the Quality Assurance Specialist will be to assist the CETU in providing robust and innovative training and quality assurance programs for the laboratory animal care program that supports the mission of ONPRC. The position requires excellent organizational and communication skills. The incumbent must be able to maintain an intimate knowledge of multiple ongoing projects through various stages of development and implementation, and effectively communicate the impact and needs of these projects between groups. This position will provide technical support to staff by interpreting and monitoring compliance with program policies and animal welfare regulations and guidelines, writing and updating policies and standard operating procedures, providing didactic and hands on technical training, reviewing program operations, and writing reports of findings including recommendations for change.  The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate initiative and problem-solving skills, flexibility, the ability to establish priorities, the ability to work well under pressure to meet project deadlines, the ability to manage a variety/volume of confidential and business-sensitive documents, and advanced technical proficiency.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Compliance Monitoring – Entering training data into the ONPRC training database, coordinating between trainers and trainees to schedule training, and sending refresher notifications as needed.  Coordination will be with various stakeholders, including ARRS, research laboratories, the IACUC, the Research Integrity Office (RIO), Environmental Health and Safety, and Occupational Health. Acts as a technical policy advisor to staff in program administration. Individually or as a member of a team, conducts on-site reviews of technical performance for compliance with and adherence to standards; identifies operational strengths and weaknesses, areas of noncompliance, and recommends corrective action; follows up to monitor Division/Unit operational corrective plan. Produces training summary reports and routinely reports progress to the RIO and IACUC.
  2. Training Material Support – Provide administrative support to ARRS and research staff in the development of training material directly related to animal procedures and care. Work with various ARRS Units to update SOPs, GLs, and Policies. Design and develop program-related forms and presentations, and/or participate in program planning as needed.  This will include monitoring documents as they are reviewed, facilitating timely review of documents, collecting appropriate approvals, and maintaining documents in a centralized location for staff review.  The incumbent will facilitate the implementation of new SOPs, GLs, and Policies by aiding (under the guidance of a Unit Leadership) in the training and review of new documents.
  3. Staff Training – Includes the provision of training for various procedures related to the care and management of laboratory animals at the ONPRC. Examples include, but are not limited to, phlebotomy, injections, animal handling, animal husbandry, and cage change.
  4. Online Training Support – Assist CETU staff in converting available training materials into online training content using OHSU platforms.  Conduct surveys to identify training needs, prepare training materials, develop and update training and procedure manuals.
  5. Other duties, as assigned, to meet the goals of ARRS

Qualifications

Required:

  • Three years of experience administering or coordinating parts or subsets of a project or program.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Public Administration, or a field directly related to the position will substitute for two years of the require experience.
  • Experience in providing constructive feedback professionally to promote the safety and well-being of staff and animals.
  • Ability to effectively work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Effective organizational abilities, oral communication skills, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to operate and communicate effectively while meeting multiple deadlines and completing projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks; to be a "self-starter" who identifies, and reports on issues in a timely and effective manner.
  •  Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, MS Teams).
  • Ability to follow written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and/ or written formats with both technical and professional staff.
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, preferably in a related field such as Animal Sciences, Biology, Physiology, etc.
  • Minimum five years of experience in the care of laboratory animal species in a research setting. At least one year must have been with nonhuman primates.
  • Experience in database management and/or experience with managing training documentation.
  • Experience in conducting online surveys and survey data analysis.
  • Experience developing online training content.
  • Technical skills associated with the care and management of laboratory animal species, preferably nonhuman primates. 
  • AALAS certification at the LATg level.

Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is located 12 miles west of the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) main campus, and sits on 162 acres of land featuring forested areas, research and administration buildings, indoor and outdoor animal housing, a pond, and 2-mile perimeter walking path. Our mission is to improve human health and the quality of life through the support of nonhuman primate research programs that advance our knowledge of the causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of debilitating diseases.

The ONPRC is located on the West Campus of OHSU near Portland, Oregon. The ONPRC is one of the seven National Primate Research Centers and has a long and distinguished history of biomedical research using nonhuman primate (NHP) models to understand the biological basis of important human diseases and to contribute to the development of effective treatments. Animal Resources & Research Support (ARRS; formerly the Division of Comparative Medicine) provides research expertise and models for human diseases for which NHPs can provide an essential bridge from basic research to the clinical setting. ARRS is comprised of 20 DVM faculty, including 8 ACLAM, 1 ABVP and 4 ACVP-certified veterinarians, 12 behaviorists, including PhD-level, and ~150 additional staff, including animal technicians and administrative support. ARRS supports collaborative research in the areas of neuroscience, reproduction, development, metabolism, genetics, and infectious disease, carried out by nearly 50 laboratories under almost 200 animal-use protocols. The ONPRC has been AAALAC-accredited for over 40 years.

The position will stay posted until filled, and interviews will start in January 2022. Interested individuals should apply via our website: OHSU job site, IRC Number 2021-14038. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Jarrett Piccolo, Training Program Manager (piccoloj@ohsu.edu, 503-346-5373) or Jeff Stanton, Head – Compliance, Education, and Training Unit (stantoje@ohsu.edu, 503-346-5283).

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Clinical Veterinary Technician 1, Oregon National Primate Research Center - Beaverton, OR (posted 12/1/21)

Requisition ID: 2021-13402

The Clinical Veterinary Technician 1 assists in providing clinical care, nursing support and husbandry for a variety of USDA covered laboratory research animals including those typically housed in a BSL2+. Work may involve an ABSL3 facility. This is the first level of a three-level series.  It is distinguished from the higher levels with increased supervision and reduced responsibility for performing complex animal care protocols and veterinary diagnostic and treatment procedures.  At this level, there is an emphasis on animal health, hospitalized patient care, and training, with increased supervision of techniques and decision-making processes.  It is distinguished from the Veterinary Research/Health Technician series by the emphasis on providing veterinary clinical care and nursing support for sick and/or injured animals.

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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.

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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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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.

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.

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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.

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/relocation-services.

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: 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.

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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