Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Comparative Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Performs, oversees, and coordinates projects and husbandry services in the research animal facility. Oversees one or more entire animal facilities to promote smooth operation, regulatory compliance, and productive interaction with staff from research laboratories. Manages the animal care and husbandry program, along with the operation and maintenance of the animal facilities in accordance with the regulations and guidelines of Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service, and University policies. Manages the animal care operations and budget to assure a quality animal care program that supports the research and teaching at Washington University.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan, direct, supervise and coordinate the daily activities of the Animal Care Supervisors and Staff responsible for the daily care of research animals. Manage up to 40 direct and indirect reports, including interviewing, on-the-job training, performance management and evaluation, career development discussions, and oversight of employee work schedules and attendance.
Monitor daily operations, including coordination of preventive maintenance and sanitizing schedules within the facilities and for associated equipment to assure they are in compliance with government regulations and standard operating procedures and policies.
Maintain census records, animal inventory records, and animal transfer records to allow accurate reporting for regulatory compliance.
Manage personnel and supply budget of approximately $1-2 million; ensure optimal availability of supplies and equipment for use in the efficient operation of the animal research facilities.
Communicate effectively with research technicians, animal users, principal investigators/faculty, Facilities Maintenance, and EHS to assure safe and smooth operation of the animal facility.
Bachelor’s degree plus 6 years’ experience in research animal facility operations or equivalent combination of education and experience totaling 12 years, with at least 3 years supervisory experience.
AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician level (LAT).
Bachelor’s Degree, CMAR certification by AALAS, at least 6 year’s supervisory experience in a research animal facility.
Understanding of regulations regarding research animals and safety. Demonstrated effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
The ability to organize and prioritize work for themselves and their staff.
The hiring range for this position is $53,830 - $72,675 annually.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R11.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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