The Vivarium Manager plays a critical role in enhancing Chapman University's research infrastructure and supporting animal research. The Chapman University Rinker Health Sciences Vivarium is a state of the art, NIH-OLAW assured facility available to researchers from both academia and private companies. The 4500 ft.² facility opened in January 2017 houses mice, rats, and zebrafish. An additional 2500 ft.² lab and procedural space is scheduled to be available by summer 2020. The Vivarium provides centralized facilities and services for aseptic experimental surgery and general procedures. Its mission is to provide dependable and responsive laboratory animal care and research services.
The Vivarium Manager is responsible for managing the daily operations of the vivarium. The position will work closely with the University Veterinarian and appropriate committees and offices to oversee the proper care, handling, and environmental conditions of animals, as well as ensure regulatory compliance. The position will ensure the efficient and effective support for research programs and will contribute to the technical performance of various animal studies and provide on-going training for the various aspects of the facilities. The manager leads development of vivarium processes and operational efficiencies and serves in an advisory role to the IACUC, and as Animal Containment Expert on the IBC. The Vivarium Manager reports directly to the Director of Research Integrity.
BA/BS degree in Biological Science or Related Field combined with either 5 years' experience supporting an animal research laboratory or 3 years of managerial experience in an animal laboratory. or AA/AS degree combined with either 8 years of laboratory work experience or 3 years managerial experience in an animal laboratory.
Experience in a wide variety of animal care, handling and safety techniques.
Ability to understand, interpret, implement and explain applicable regulations, policies and procedures.
Strong analytical and organizational skills to sort and prioritize deadlines and work within the laboratory to ensure timeliness and accuracy.
Skilled in accurate record-keeping and inventory control.
Computer skills in the use of Microsoft Office Suite applications.
Knowledge of US federal, state and local health and safety regulations governing the operations of a lab facility.
Proficiency in evaluating facility practices and design for regulatory compliance.
Technical skills to learn and use enterprise and department tools and systems.
Strong understanding of lab safety procedures with ability to maintain a safe and organized lab. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships. Ability to effectively address and manage conflict. Ability to work collaboratively with other interdisciplinary roles and cultivate inter-professional relationships. Ability to mentor educators and students. Strong analytical and organizational skills to sort and prioritize deadlines and work within the laboratory to ensure timeliness and accuracy.
Intention to become CMAR certified.
Experience in IACUC protocol review process.
Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.
The offer of employment for the final candidate is contingent upon satisfactory completion of and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and upon the acceptance of and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.
Internal Number: 21217
About Chapman University
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that at...tracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.