Animal Facility Manager - 96784 Division: BioSciences Area Office
Berkeley Lab’s Biosciences Area Office (BSA) is looking for an Animal Facility Manager!
In this exciting role, you will oversee the animal husbandry of research animals. This includes developing, implementing, and managing animal facility operations and supervising animal care staff. In addition, you will serve as the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Coordinator, adhering to standards and regulatory requirements maintaining compliance.
What You Will Do:
Oversee animal husbandry, assuring that all animal procedures are performed according to established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in compliance with the USDA Animal Welfare Act and National Institutes of Health Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (including cage labeling, cage cleaning, supplies storage).
Direct and manage the rodent health surveillance program including sentinel program and quarantine.
Lead planning efforts (material development, facilities preparation, scheduling, etc.) in preparation for AAALAC Accreditation reviews.
Monitor and respond to all emergency management system (EMS) alarms (e.g., temperature, humidity, etc.), equipment failures, and other emergencies 24/7.
Provide day-to-day supervision of Animal Technicians, monitoring performance and providing feedback/encouragement in a timely manner.
Develop and administer orientation/training programs for Animal Technicians and research staff.
Partner with research personnel to provide information and best practices in the field regarding the treatment of animals, disease control measures, and nutritional requirements through articles/webinars/group discussions.
Serve as the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Coordinator.
What is Required:
Advanced Degree (or equivalent knowledge/training) in Veterinary Science, Animal Science, Biological Science, or a related discipline and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in animal use support of research including advanced training and/or experience in animal care, husbandry and welfare or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must hold an American Association of Laboratory Animal Sciences (AALAS) certification as a Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) level or higher or have the ability to obtain it within 6 months of hire.
A minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience in a biomedical research animal facility including knowledge of supervisory practices and principles, with an active role in employee management and development.
Familiarity with animal husbandry standards and regulatory requirements.
Knowledge of standard operating procedures for rodents; USDA health and welfare standards; special handling techniques for biohazard, radioactive, or infectious materials; and standards outlined in the National Institutes of Health Guide for Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite, Google Applications, and similar software.
Strong interpersonal skills including experience interfacing with all levels of personnel both internal and external to an organization with a high degree of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality.
Excellent oral and written communication skills including experience compiling and producing professional high-quality, error-free documents, reports, and presentations on complex subjects for technical and non technical audiences.
Must be able to perform the following physical duties:
Sit, twist, bend, stoop, squat, reach, work above shoulders, and grasp forcefully
Lift, carry, push, pull objects that weigh less than 40 lbs
Perform work in an odorous environment
Must be free of any animal related allergies.
For full consideration, please apply by September 21, 2022 with the following application materials:
Cover Letter - Describe your interest in this position and the relevance of your background.
Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume.
This is a full time career appointment, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid).
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position will be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment. The background check is required for the handling and distribution of controlled substances.
This position will be performed in Berkeley, CA.
How To Apply Apply directly online at http://22.214.171.124/counter.php?id=238354 and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.
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