Job Description

Requisition Number 07249
Department Name: Animal Resources - CA
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Animal Resources Supervisor
Position Summary:

Responsible for the daily operation of an animal facility to ensure all animals in the facility are properly maintained, the environment is appropriate, staff adheres to safety practices, standard operating procedures are followed, and the operation is in compliance with all applicable regulations and guidelines. Duties include: Establishes a daily work schedule for staff and ensures completion of assigned work according to Departmental standard operating procedures. When cage washing operation is indicated, oversees both personnel and pertinent equipment maintenance. Trains staff on facility management and husbandry procedures. Assists veterinary staff in training of staff on animal health observations and treatments. Approves timesheets. Ensures daily health observations, treatments, and experimental manipulations are completed satisfactorily. Compiles monthly billing. Documents and reports weekly facility QA with appropriate follow-ups. Ensures all facility maintenance and security needs are met. Maintains timely staff counseling and staff performance evaluations. Communicates with and assists the Manager on employee relations and performance deficiencies. Recommends to the Manager and Department Coordinators in the recruiting and hiring of new staff. Assists the Manager in the discipline and termination of staff. Performs daily health observations and routine care including physical examinations, treatments, and vaccinations. Performs clinical and research related techniques such as injections, sampling of bodily fluids, tissue harvest. May perform pathology and laboratory procedures such as prosection, clinical pathology and parasitology tests. Maintains all pertinent records. Implements specific breeding schemes of specialized rodents, establishes new matings, retires breeders, identifies pregnant animals, completes all breeding records and cards. Communicates with research staff on issues involving animal health, breeding, or regulatory matters. Cleans, sanitizes and autoclaves caging, equipment and refills water bottles. May also clean and replace excreta pans or pads. Receives feed, bedding, and supplies. Autoclaves feed, bedding, and cages in preparation for use. May perform specialized tasks in infectious agent quarters, quarantine areas, or animal facilities adhering to regulations pertaining to biohazards while maintaining traffic patterns. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Description

Responsible for the daily operation of an animal facility to ensure all animals in the facility are properly maintained, the environment is appropriate, staff adheres to safety practices, standard operating procedures are followed, and the operation is in compliance with all applicable regulations and guidelines. Duties include: Establishes a daily work schedule for staff and ensures completion of assigned work according to Departmental standard operating procedures. When cage washing operation is indicated, oversees both personnel and pertinent equipment maintenance. Trains staff on facility management and husbandry procedures. Assists veterinary staff in training of staff on animal health observations and treatments. Approves timesheets. Ensures daily health observations, treatments, and experimental manipulations are completed satisfactorily. Compiles monthly billing. Documents and reports weekly facility QA with appropriate follow-ups. Ensures all facility maintenance and security needs are met. Maintains timely staff counseling and staff performance evaluations. Communicates with and assists the Manager on employee relations and performance deficiencies. Recommends to the Manager and Department Coordinators in the recruiting and hiring of new staff. Assists the Manager in the discipline and termination of staff. Performs daily health observations and routine care including physical examinations, treatments, and vaccinations. Performs clinical and research related techniques such as injections, sampling of bodily fluids, tissue harvest. May perform pathology and laboratory procedures such as prosection, clinical pathology and parasitology tests. Maintains all pertinent records. Implements specific breeding schemes of specialized rodents, establishes new matings, retires breeders, identifies pregnant animals, completes all breeding records and cards. Communicates with research staff on issues involving animal health, breeding, or regulatory matters. Cleans, sanitizes and autoclaves caging, equipment and refills water bottles. May also clean and replace excreta pans or pads. Receives feed, bedding, and supplies. Autoclaves feed, bedding, and cages in preparation for use. May perform specialized tasks in infectious agent quarters, quarantine areas, or animal facilities adhering to regulations pertaining to biohazards while maintaining traffic patterns. Performs other duties as assigned.

Location: San Diego, California
Additional Information:
Physical Requirements:

Details of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor degree in a life science, RVT license or LAT certification. Minimum 5 years animal laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by the Director. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Effective interpersonal relation skills. Must demonstrate competency in technical procedures. Participation in weekend and holiday rotations is required. LATG certification is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:
Compensation:
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled No
Job Posting Category Scientific & Technical
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