Position Description: This position is for a laboratory manager responsible for animal care and regulatory compliance for investigators working at or collaborating with CMRR. The position involves working closely with members of the laboratories, the veterinarian staff, and with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). This position will directly supervise other veterinary technician and lab technician staff. This laboratory manager position will maintain regulatory and compliance oversight of projects utilizing animals and will directly oversee all primate work. This will require an in-depth understanding of on-going studies and will include assuring that all personnel (faculty, staff, students, graduate researchers, and post docs) maintain an understanding, proficiency and best practices in care of animals, with an emphasis on compliance. The position includes maintaining and assuring the accuracy of all animal care and training records
Master's Degree in Biological Sciences and 3 years of relevant experience; or a related Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of relevant experience; or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 9 years.
Skills using computer software including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and graphics packages (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator).
Experience using writing, editing and proofreading skills to prepare documents related to compliance, animal protocols and animal care.
Experience working with live animals and performing survival surgical procedures, anesthesia, perfusions, and necropsies with particular emphasis on working with non-human primates.
Supervisory, organizational, and training skills to oversee laboratory staff in appropriate laboratory practices and adherence to IACUC and USDA protocols.
Able to safety work within a high magnetic field environment.
Relevant experience ideally in electrophysiology and behavior in nonhuman primates.
Laboratory management experience that includes expertise in animal research laboratory management practices, unique safety issues, including vivarium facilities and familiarity with IACUC, USDA and AALAS practices, protocols, and regulations pertaining to non-human primate models.
Familiarity with US regulations governing animal research and compliance activities, NIH regulations, and the Animal Welfare Act.
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