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Jobs will remain posted for 3 months, but posting does not mean job has not been filled - jobs may be reposted if still unfilled
 

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IACUC ADMINISTRATOR, UCDavis - Davis - CA (posted 4/18/18)

UC Davis has a current opening for the IACUC Administrator position.  Applications must be submitted by 05-01-2018 for consideration.

The job posting can be accessed via the following link: https://www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/search/SearchRe...  -  Requisition number 03021239. 

If you have questions regarding the position, please feel free to contact Donna Routley (dmroutley@ucdavis.edu)  or 530-752-3174 - Interim IACUC Administrator. 

Position Summary:

Under direction of the Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Research (EAVC), retains overall responsibility for the day-to-day IACUC office operations, support of IACUC functions, and the delegation of duties and supervision of those providing these services.

Serves as an information resource for the IACUC, UC Davis faculty, staff students, IO and other senior administrators about issues regarding the care and use of research and teaching animals. Manages the day to day operations and administration of the IACUC. Administers the annual IACUC budget, prepares budget analyses and proposals for the Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Research.

Supervises the IACUC staff and provides the direction, analytical skills, knowledge, and continuity that are required for the IACUC to continue to fulfill its mandated responsibilities and to maintain UC Davis' AAALAC accreditation. 

 

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Animal Technician Sr, University Animal Care, University of Arizona - Tucson (posted 4/16/18)

University Animal Care at The University of Arizona in Tucson has an immediate opening for an Animal Technician Senor position.

Those interested can apply through the University of Arizona job site  and enter posting number S24273. Apply on-line at https://uacareers.com/postings/search

This is the third in a series of seven classifications. The position is distinguished from the Animal Technician in that incumbents are responsible for daily care of a variety of animal species and/or are assigned advanced Cage Wash duties. Incumbents are generally assigned to perform animal care duties within in one facility, while Cage Wash activities are performed in multiple facilities. The work schedule includes participation in the Animal Care holiday rotation schedule, will include weekends, and may include compensated overtime.

University Animal Care (UAC) manages multiple centralized animal facilities at the University of Arizona and oversees the campus wide animal care and use program. UAC provides assistance to scientists, physicians, staff, and students who have received Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval to perform research, testing, or educational studies on animal subjects. UAC ensures humane and appropriate animal care and use by providing for the animals’ daily needs, veterinary care, and monitoring the use of the animals by principal investigators, technical personnel, and students.

With more than $606 million in research and development dollars from federal, state, and private sources, The University of Arizona currently ranks #21 among public universities in the US in overall research expenditures and #2 in physical science research. With world class faculty in fields as diverse as astronomy and space exploration, plant science, biomedical science and biotechnology, anthropology, Native peoples, business, law, philosophy, music, and dance, the UA is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities. The University’s main campus is situated in the heart of Tucson. Surrounded by mountains and the high Sonoran Desert, Tucson boasts a distinctive southwestern feel and enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

The UA today has over 43,000 students, and nearly 15,600 employees. The main campus has grown from its original 40 acres to more than 350 acres, and boasts the oldest continually maintained green space in Arizona. The University of Arizona offers a broad range of educational programs and support services that attract an excellent and diverse student body.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona visit: www.whyua.arizona.edu/

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Attending Veterinarian, University of Idaho - Moscow, ID (posted 4/3/18)

Division/College: University Research (Div)

Employee Category: Exempt

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:  The Attending Veterinarian (AV) is responsible for providing direct or delegated veterinary care for all animals used in research, testing, teaching, and outreach across the main University of Idaho campus and all University of Idaho satellite locations to ensure the health and welfare of animals and compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies. The AV serves as the regulatory Attending Veterinarian and a standing voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). The AV plans, develops, directs, and implements all aspects of the veterinary care program. Reporting to the Director of Research Assurances, the AV is accountable to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and is responsible for supervision of the Laboratory Animal Research Facility (LARF).

Minimum Qualifications:

* DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited institution, or certification from either the AVMA/ECFVG, AAVSB/PAVE, or other equivalent foreign graduate equivalency program.

* Three years licensed veterinary experience, including post-graduate experience in laboratory animal care and medicine.

* License to practice veterinary medicine in Idaho, or eligibility for Idaho licensure with the application submitted within the first 10 days of hire.

* USDA certification for issuance of health certificates in Idaho, or eligibility for USDA certification with the application submitted within the first 10 days of hire.

* Controlled substance registrations with the DEA and Idaho State Board of Pharmacy, or eligibility for registrations with the applications submitted within the first 10 days of hire.

* After hour on-call availability for emergency animal care consultation and response.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Strong clinical, diagnostic, and surgical skills with a variety of small and large laboratory animal species.

* Excellent knowledge of animal welfare regulations and contemporary practices in animal health, care, and use.

* Strong written and verbal communication skills.

* Strong managerial and supervisory skills.

* Diplomate, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

* Prior veterinary experience at an academic research institution.

* Completion of a residency in laboratory animal medicine.

* Prior veterinary experience with farm animals, birds, aquatics, and other wildlife.

* Experience at an AAALAC accredited institution or with AAALAC accreditation process.

* Prior experience working with animal biosafety levels 1-3.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: SP001743P

Posting Date: 03/30/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:  Preferential review of applicants to begin on April 30, 2018.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/20952

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Laboratory Animal Research Associate, Caribou Biosciences Inc – Berkley, CA (posted 3/19/18)

Caribou Biosciences, Inc. is a leading company in CRISPR genome engineering located in Berkeley, CA. Caribou's tools and technologies provide transformative capabilities to therapeutic development, agricultural biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, and basic and applied biological research. The five-year-old company has developed a best-in-class CRISPR genome engineering technology platform and has a leading intellectual property position.

 

Caribou is seeking an experienced Animal Technician to join its R&D team at its facility in the Bay Area. The candidate must be motivated, enthusiastic, professional and committed to working as a team player. The ideal candidate enlists confidence, comfort and a working knowledge of laboratory animals, with a background in animal husbandry, restraint and handling. In addition, experience with injection and blood draw techniques, along with rodent surgery and anesthesia experience is desirable. The candidate must have the ability to effectively communicate with coworkers, take direction from supervisors, and be accountable for their actions. They must possess a strong attention to detail and always strive to perform quality work. This is an excellent opportunity to utilize and advance the ideal candidate’s laboratory animal skills in a progressive, state-of-the-art and diverse facility.

 

Requirements

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in life sciences

Minimum of 1 year of demonstrated experience working with rodents in a research laboratory setting

Must demonstrate a commitment to quality care of laboratory animals

Ability to read, record and communicate information

Able to work independently without supervision

Experience with IVIS imaging or equivalent

Experience with intravenous tail-vein injections

Experience with GLP working environment

Experience with cell culture

Ability to work overtime and weekends as required

LATG certified preferred

Able to travel from corporate headquarters to facility in Bay Area

 

Caribou Biosciences, Inc. is a dynamic start-up company, and the successful candidate must have the ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment. For more information, please visit www.cariboubio.com. Caribou is on Twitter. Sign up to follow our Twitter feed @CaribouBio.

 

Caribou offers a comprehensive compensation package, as well as generous paid time off in addition to Company-observed holidays. The Company provides medical, dental, and vision insurance, along with a 401(k) retirement savings plan which includes matching employer contributions. Caribou promotes a culture in which employees are respected and rewarded for hard work, innovation, personal initiative, and teamwork.

 

Caribou is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (as defined under California law), veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other basis protected by law. In addition, Caribou prohibits the harassment of any individual on any of the bases listed above or any other characteristics protected under federal, state, or local laws.

 

Direct applicants only. No agencies please.

 

For more information visit: https://cariboubio.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=42

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Research Specialist (Veterinary Technician) - University Animal Care, University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ  (posted 2/8/18)        

FTE: 1.0

Tentative Start Date:  ASAP

Position Summary:

The incumbent will serve as a veterinary para-professional for University Animal Care, report to the UAC Associate Director, and: 1) provide clinical care for a variety of small and large lab animal species; 2) participate in surgeries, anesthesia, and intensive and postoperative care; 3) provide support and coverage to all Veterinary Service units (Clinical, Surgical, Farm Animal, Pathology) as needed; 4) maintain standard operating procedures and training materials; 5) work with investigators and research staff regarding the healthcare and management of lab animal species; and 6) work closely with UAC veterinarians and veterinary para-professionals to ensure that adequate veterinary care is provided. The incumbent will ensure that research protocols are followed, animal health records are maintained, and all applicable policies and regulations are adhered to. This position will be required to work nights, evenings, and/or weekends based on project needs. 

Responsibilities:

  • Performs clinical health rounds to observe the health and well-being of laboratory animals and reports abnormalities to the facility veterinarian. 
  • Acts independently and with sound judgment to triage new clinical cases for appropriate veterinary care
  • Assists investigators and/or veterinarians with surgeries including anesthesia monitoring, administration medication including injections and in house clinical pathology. 
  • Provides post-operative care ensuring recovery from anesthesia is satisfactory and incisions and sutures are intact. 
  • Performs emergency and critical care support under the direction of the veterinarian. 
  • Administers medication and treatments as directed. Evaluates responses to treatment. 
  • Collects biological samples for diagnostic analysis and evaluation. 
  • Assists with necropsy procedures. 
  • Maintains pertinent health records (written and electronic) on laboratory animals; this includes general health, date of birth, vaccinations, medications, and other relevant health data. 
  • Keeps records of medications, supplies, and special services rendered. 
  • Maintains veterinary care areas including cleaning, inventory, ordering and stocking supplies, crash carts and kits. 
  • Performs training in standard veterinary and research technical procedures to a variety of audiences. 
  • Assists the veterinary staff in assuring compliance with applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and institutional policies pertaining to biomedical and agricultural research using animals.  

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.  

Additional Minimum Qualifications:

  • None

Preferred Qualifications

  • Arizona Veterinary Medical Association certification as a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) and 2 years' experience. 
  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Science certification as a Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) and 3 years' experience as a veterinary technician. 
  • Academy of Surgical Research certification (SRT, SRA, SRS). 
  • Experience caring for a variety of large and small animal models;
  • Clinical, surgical, anesthesia, and/or intensive care experience is desirable.  

To apply, visit: https://uacareers.com/postings/26195

 

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IACUC Training & Applications Analyst - University of San Francisco, CA  (posted 1/20/18)

The University of California San Francisco is seeking motivated individuals to work in the IACUC program.  The UCSF IACUC office supports the Committee via protocol preparation, correspondence with investigators, post-approval monitoring, training for laboratory staff and regulatory compliance.

For more information, or to apply, do not respond to this email, but instead, follow this link:   http://bit.ly/2EoITSs

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
• Thorough knowledge and ability to apply all relevant Federal and state, regulations, policies, and federal guidance documents
• Thorough knowledge and experience with quantitative and qualitative research design; scientific research concepts and terminology
• Proficiency in written communications 
• Proficient in use of common computer programs (Word; Excel) 
• Experience and ability for hands-on work with common laboratory animals including mice, rats and larger animals
• Demonstrated self-discipline and sound, independent judgment completing complex assignments

Note: Physical/health screening, fingerprinting and background check required. 

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
• Veterinary technician license
• AALAS Laboratory Animal Technologist
• Certification as a Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA)
• Demonstrated proficiency in public speaking
• Demonstrated prior experience as a trainer in academic, research or other professional setting
• Demonstrated experience in working with a diverse population to train animal handling techniques and/or implement compliance with applicable regulations

UCSF is an accredited institution with the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC). UCSF is an accredited institution with the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), a voluntary accreditation organization. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Animal Technicians - Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ  (posted 1/24/18)

ASU offers competitive salaries and benefits packages, including tuition waivers.  Come work and live where the sun shines and it’s warm 350 days a year.  Today, and for the next couple of months, it will be 70 and sunny, except for a few, welcomed, rainy days.  No shoveling, no scraping, no freezing!  Cost of living is low and opportunities are high!

To apply, go to https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__cfo.asu.edu_applicant&d=DwIFaQ&c=l45AxH-kUV29SRQusp9vYR0n1GycN4_2jInuKy6zbqQ&r=njBPROcSsSXjZ9UwN3YhgwlawqsXvz7NRu9kjjJSSp0&m=Lmq5mFdALbV6Mj3beYVm0A6kseH6Fgs7lPqvYedeqg0&s=lGMLEdlMpfq-Cc48eUKChqUfbKY0RKkWP0xUUQ-PJeY&e= , then click on “External staff job opportunities” at the bottom of that page.  On the page that opens, search over the words “animal technician”.  Carefully follow the “To Apply” instructions in the staff requisition.

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Veterinary Technician – Caltech – Pasadena, CA (posted 1/22/18)

This exciting position is responsible for providing support for veterinary care of laboratory animals, training of new staff and researchers in animal procedures, maintenance of quality control and health surveillance programs, as well as ensuring compliance with regulatory guidelines. Emphasis is on humane care and welfare of the animals. Position supports biomedical research focused on human and animal health.

Basic Qualifications: AA degree, preferably in animal science, biology or related field, and Registered Veterinary Technician in California with 6 months experience as a veterinary technician in a laboratory animal facility or veterinary practice. Ability to communicate clearly in English by phone, in writing and in person. Ability to understand technical language including veterinary medical and genetic terminology is essential. Ability to work weekends and holidays required.  Good computer skills, including knowledge of Office 365, iPad use, Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Ability to lift 50 lbs and perform other physical tasks including but not limited to frequent bending, reaching, lifting animal feed and cages, sitting, typing, pushing lab carts, climbing stairs and step ladders.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with a BS degree and AALAS certification will be given preference.

The following is a list of benefits available to Caltech Staff employees:  Vacation days, holidays and sick leave; medical, dental and vision insurance plans; personal accident insurance; long term disability; health care and dependent car spending accounts; 403(b) and a retirement plan; tuition support; direct deposit and membership to the Caltech Credit Union onsite.

 

This is a full-time position. Salary is commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications. To be considered for this outstanding opportunity, please visit our web site and apply on line at: https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=3455

 

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Lab Manager, Tsao Lab – Caltech – Pasadena, CA  (posted 1/22/18)

Job Summary:  We are seeking a Lab Manager for the Tsao Lab at Caltech, in Pasadena, CA. The candidate should have experience in one or more of the following: animal husbandry, animal surgery, animal behavior and or training, biomedical research, and laboratory management. An interest in working with non-human primates is an absolute must. Personal qualities essential for this job include: sense of responsibility, excellent organizational skills, love for working with animals, and desire to contribute to understanding the brain. Preference for candidates with a BS. We are open to both candidates seeking a long-term job as well as highly-motivated students who want to gain lab experience for a few years before applying to graduate/medical school. Salary negotiable depending on experience.

Our Lab: The Tsao lab (http://tsaolab.caltech.edu/) studies the neural mechanisms underlying vision in non-human primates and mice. We study questions related to object recognition, spatial perception, memory, and consciousness. We use multiple approaches including functional MRI (fMRI), electrophysiology, widefield and two-photon imaging, and mathematical modeling. A possibility exists for a highly motivated candidate to pursue an independent research project while performing lab manager duties.

Work with Non-Human Primates: The job will involve hands-on coordination of our animal colony (overseeing the health and welfare of the animals, interfacing with animal care and veterinary staff), assisting with surgeries and anesthesia, preparing and administering medications, and training animals on behavioral tasks.

Research and Management: The Lab Manager will assist with fMRI experiments and other ongoing projects in the lab. Responsibilities also include purchasing and maintenance of equipment and supplies and maintenance of laboratory records. The Lab Manager also coordinates projects with other offices and labs on campus to ensure compliance and safety.

For more information or to apply, please email Doris Tsao (dortsao@caltech.edu). Please include a CV and contacts of at least two references in your application.

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Research Specialist (Veterinary Technician) - University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ  (posted 1/19/18)

UAC Veterinary Services has the following position open for a veterinary technician.  The full posting may be viewed here:  https://uacareers.com/postings/26195

Posting Number: S24476

Job Description:  The incumbent will serve as a veterinary para-professional for University Animal Care, report to the UAC Associate Director, and: 1) provide clinical care for a variety of small and large lab animal species; 2) participate in surgeries, anesthesia, and intensive and postoperative care; 3) provide support and coverage to all Veterinary Service units (Clinical, Surgical, Farm Animal, Pathology) as needed; 4) maintain standard operating procedures and training materials; 5) work with investigators and research staff regarding the healthcare and management of lab animal species; and 6) work closely with UAC veterinarians and veterinary para-professionals to ensure that adequate veterinary care is provided. The incumbent will ensure that research protocols are followed, animal health records are maintained, and all applicable policies and regulations are adhered to. This position will be required to work nights, evenings, and/or weekends based on project needs.

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Animal Health Technician - Chapman University - Irvine, CA (posted 1/17/18)

Title: Animal Health Technician

Department: Office of Research

Application Link: https://chapman.peopleadmin.com/postings/13408

An Animal Health Technician Position is available in the Office of Research’s Rinker Campus Vivarium Facility. The Office of Research manages 4,000 sq. ft. of OLAW-Assured rodent vivarium facilities at the Rinker Health Science Campus. Research and teaching activities supported by the Office of Research include pharmacological research, infectious disease, cancer biology, nutrition and metabolism studies, orthopedic research, therapeutics, toxicology and teaching activities to support a diverse program of learning. The vivarium exists to provide state-of-art care and support for the animal models component of these studies and this position will be integral to facilitating research activities at Chapman University that utilize animal models.

Duties include: (1) daily animal care; (2) monitoring health, census, environmental parameters, and biosecurity measures associated with research animal management, and problem solving when variations in these measurements are not within acceptable standards; (3) coordinating & advising on equipment and disposable supply needs for maintenance of animal health and in accordance with SOP’s; (4) attending investigator staff meetings when appropriate to be apprised of ongoing studies; (5) participating in preparation and QA monitoring of sterile materials required to ensure animal biosecurity; (6) assisting with active research protocols as necessary; (7) other duties as required.

Please forward to interested candidates. Questions can be sent directly to me at dlopez@chapman.edu.

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Assistant Director of Animal Welfare Program; Office of Research Assurances - Washington State University, Pullman, WA (posted 12/15/17)

Founded in 1890, Washington State University is an AAALAC accredited land-grant institution nestled in the heart of the Palouse country of Eastern Washington. WSU has a diverse animal care and use program serving educators and researchers in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences and more. Please explore http://www.wsu.edu and pullmanchamber.com  for more information about the university and region.

The Assistant Director (AD) is responsible for directing the Washington State University (WSU) Animal Welfare Program within the Office of Research Assurances (ORA). The AD will ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations, laws, policies, accreditation agency standards and guidelines for the ethical care and use of animals. The AD will lead all administrative, management, technical and operational functions of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), staff and committee within the program. The AD will identify broad objectives and mission statements to facilitate ethical animal research, testing and teaching; develop and administer relevant research compliance policies and procedures; monitor progress of all program metrics, and develop and implement training programs to ensure achievement of the Animal Welfare program's mission and University's objectives. Provide independent support to the IACUC Chair, Animal Welfare staff and members of the committee as well as principal investigators, veterinary staff and their research staff. Serve as the senior administrator and supervisor for the Animal Welfare Program staff, including budgetary responsibility. Work with the Institutional Official - Vice President for Research, IACUC Chair, ORA Director, Attending Veterinarian and other senior administration and/or key research and teaching staff to facilitate ethical animal research, teaching and testing and institutional compliance over the entire program. Represent the IACUC at a local and national level on matters of significance while communicating professionally and effectively with internal and external stakeholders and members of the public.

For full description of required qualifications, position requirements, and to apply, visit https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.wsujobs.com&d=DwIFaQ&c=C3yme8gMkxg_ihJNXS06ZyWk4EJm8LdrrvxQb-Je7sw&r=TFU0MtkF8cDJccFKBORcIXJkbzIarTmS1ByD2PTgawQ&m=KUql4B33egcdDb8vbTK9zsYYj7Zt5geMjAqKjPhVako&s=hTFqFcF_EqbhKanLRxT5rg0NfAj94zM4E_aescsYuPY&e=. See position number 125589

Open until filled. WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer

 

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Assistant Director of Animal Welfare Program, Washington State University, Pullman, WA (posted 10/25/17)

Founded in 1890, Washington State University is an AAALAC accredited land-grant institution nestled in the heart of the Palouse country of Eastern Washin Washington. WSU has a diverse animal care and use program serving educat educators and researchers in the College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Medica Medical Science, College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Scienc Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences and more. Please explore www.ws www.wsu.edu and http://pullmanchamber.com/ for more information about about the university and region.

The Assistant Director of Animal Welfare Program will be responsible for dire directing the Animal Welfare Program to ensure compliance with federal, stat state and local regulations, laws, policies, accreditation agency standards and and guidelines for the ethical care and use of animals. Lead all admi administrative, management, technical and operational functions of the Inst Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), staff and committee with within the program. Provides independent, support to the IACUC Chair, Anim Animal Welfare staff and members of the committee as well as principal inve investigators, veterinary staff and their research staff. Serve as the senior admi administrator and supervisor for the Animal Welfare Program staff, incl including budgetary responsibility.

For full description of required qualifications, position requirements, and to ap apply, visit www.wsujobs.com.

Open until filled. WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.

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ANIMAL RESOURCES MANAGER, UC DAVIS – Davis, CA (posted 10/6/17)

Job Summary: Under the direction of both the Director and Associate Director of TRACS, manages several large and complex vivaria housing colonies of experimental and teaching animals, with a daily average of 9000 animals comprised of 12 or more species, and an animal care staff of 45 or more.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • LATg AALAS Certification or ability to obtain within one year.
  • At least five (5) years of experience supervising and managing animal facilities and operations.
  • Knowledge and experience working with and care of many standard lab animal research models, including rodents, rabbits, cats, dogs, sheep, pigs, and non-human primates.
  • Experience with biomedical research procedures and animal management as described in Animal Care and Use Protocols.
  • Knowledge of rodent colony management programs, including breeding, genotyping, record keeping procedures, and rodent health surveillance programs including the use of sentinel animals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and skills to apply collective bargaining contract language and procedures.
  • Skills to exercise independent judgment in organizing, coordinating and distributing work duties as assigned to Animal Care staff.
  • Oral and written communication skills to interact effectively with diverse communities to include staff, faculty, and students in a professional, positive and collegial manner.

For a complete list of Qualifications, please see posting 03020126

FINAL FILING DATE: 11/1/17

Direct Application Link: www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=77895<http://www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=77895>

A.A. /E.O.E.

 

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Attending Veterinarian, University of Washington – Seattle, WA (posted 10/5/17)

The University of Washington is a premier research institution with demonstrated commitment and successful in biomedical research.  The Attending Veterinarian (AV) will serve a critical purpose to ensure appropriate animal care and welfare as the University fulfills its mission of teaching, research, and service.

The purpose of this position is to provide veterinary oversight and support for the animal care and use program at the University. This position performs a critical function to support excellent animal care and welfare within the context of the University's highly successful biomedical research program.  The Attending Veterinarian reports to the Institutional Official who has ultimate authority over the program. The role of the attending veterinarian is a critical role in meeting regulatory requirements and ensuring that our program is in alignment with regulations and standards of veterinary care for all vertebrate animals that are used in research, teaching and testing at the UW.

This position routinely interacts across a wide variety of University stakeholders. In addition to supporting and being a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, the AV will interact and support Department of Comparative Medicine, Washington National Primate Research Center, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities, and the research enterprise at large including Chairs, Deans, Primary Investigators, Laboratory Technicians and animal caregivers.  The AV reports to the Institutional Official who is the Executive Director for Health Science Administration, who reports to the University Provost.

This position is multi-dimensional and requires knowledge and expertise in laboratory animal medicine in a complex, high-performing research institution.  Excellent interpersonal skills are necessary to work effectively with animal care staff and members of the University research community. It is a required position within the University according to the Animal Welfare Act and our Assurance with the Public Health Service Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare. The Attending Veterinarian will work closely with the Office of Animal Welfare to meet these goals.

Link to position information and application process:

https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=149243&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1

 

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IACUC Coordinator, UCLA - Los Angeles, CA  (posted 10/3/17)

UCLA has an exciting career opportunity with our IACUC office, if you are interested in applying please view the job posting using Requisition Number: 26799 at the following web-page: https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1507041864388

 The ARC Administrative Analyst works as part of a team responsible for the administration, implementation, and management of policies and procedures related to the care and use of animals in research, teaching, and testing. The team ensures the University's compliance with federal, state and local regulations, policies and guidelines involving animal subjects. Under the direction of the ARC Administrator, the ARC Analyst provides the compliance analysis, policy research and committee support required when applying detailed regulations, policies, and procedures governing the use of animals in research at UCLA.  

The Research Safety & Animal Welfare Administration (RSAWA) is part of the Office of Research Administration (ORA) and supports the UCLA research programs in their efforts to enhance and further improve the safety of workers and the environment, the physical security of research areas, and the welfare of laboratory animals. In partnership with the research community, the RSAWA team provides professional guidance and administrative support to faculty oversight committees including the Chancellor's Animal Research Committee (ARC), the OVCR Safety Oversight Committee (OSOC), the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), the Chemical & Physical Safety Committee (CPSC), and the Radiation Safety Committees (RSC).

RSAWA serves the public, by upholding the highest legal and ethical standards of research oversight; the University, by ensuring institutional compliance with federal, state, and local regulations; and the research community, by facilitating thorough and balanced reviews of protocols designed to better mankind and improve the understanding of science.

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Laboratory Technician, Diagnostic Services - Animal Care Program at UC San Diego – San Diego, CA  (posted 9/20/17)

The Animal Care Program at UC San Diego is recruiting to fill a Laboratory Technician position with its Diagnostic Services Laboratory. The URL for this position is https://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.aspx?jobnum_in=89456

Working in this position, the incumbent will carry out tasks that are basic to the Animal Care Program (ACP) Diagnostic Services Laboratory (DSL) operations in support of animal research, including direct data acquisition for investigator-driven projects, diagnostic services for research animal preventive health programs, as well as similar services for investigating apparent clinical health problems.

The basic diagnostic procedures include hematological and serum chemistry analysis, microscopic analysis for cytology and parasitology, post mortem examination of animals and related gross tissue sampling and processing of representative tissues, microbiological and parasitological sample collection and processing.

Among other tasks and procedures are sentinel rodent and fish euthanasia and sample procurement, including blood and tissue sampling for serology, parasitology, microbiology and molecular biology, as well as sample processing/preparation and submission for shipment, plus fixed tissue preparation and submission for histology processing, In association with these sampling and testing tasks, organization, coordination and planning for the sample procurement is currently a critical component of this position.

That role involves communication across the department, including with ACP husbandry, animal health and administrative personnel. Once data is obtained, tasks include data entry to DSL databases and generation of related reports for clientele and those ACP members mentioned above.

Other position-related work includes participation in equipment and supplies maintenance, care and inventory, assuring reliable and efficient operation. Writing and revising DSL-related standard operating procedures (SOP), including Good Laboratory Practices procedures, is an important part of this job. Finally, to help assure the best possible service capabilities, a person in this position will maintain awareness of advances in diagnostic laboratory technology, assessing the appropriateness of modifying current DSL practices and testing paradigms.

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Research Specialist, Senior - IACUC Program Specialist (Multiple Positions), University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ (posted 8/24/17)

The IACUC Program is recruiting for a Research Specialist Senior position (IACUC Program Specialist) to join the office.

This position will perform administrative pre-review of protocol and amendment submissions, as well as post-approval monitoring, including lab visits. The full position description can be viewed here: https://uacareers.com/postings/21348

The successful candidate will provide technical support of greater complexity for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Under general supervision, the successful candidate will assist senior IACUC program support personnel in completing a variety of daily and cyclical tasks to support the function of the IACUC and University researchers.

The compliance programs within ORD seek to a culture and expectation of responsible and ethical conduct of research, which is a critical component in the advancement of knowledge through research and scholarship. It is also a key element in the maintenance of public trust in the research enterprise. Given that ethical issues emerge when conducting research and scholarship across disciplines of all kinds, UA is committed to the responsible conduct of research across the entire campus community

With more than $606 million in research and development dollars from federal, state, and private sources, The University of Arizona currently ranks #21 among public universities in the US in overall research expenditures and #2 in physical science research. With world class faculty in fields as diverse as astronomy and space exploration, plant science, biomedical science and biotechnology, anthropology, Native peoples, business, law, philosophy, music, and dance, the UA is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities. The University’s main campus is situated in the heart of Tucson. Surrounded by mountains and the high Sonoran Desert, Tucson boasts a distinctive southwestern feel and enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

The UA today has over 43,000 students, and nearly 15,600 employees. The main campus has grown from its original 40 acres to more than 350 acres, and boasts the oldest continually maintained green space in Arizona. The University of Arizona offers a broad range of educational programs and support services that attract an excellent and diverse student body.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the management of a portfolio of IACUC protocols, to include:
    • Administrative pre-review of protocols and amendments
    • Manage protocol/amendment review process
    • Perform grant congruence
    • Preparation of protocol and amendment documents for monthly meetings
  • Assist in performing post-approval monitoring, to include:
    • Pre-lab inspections; help with lab set-up for new investigators; lab visits
    • Review of surgical records and drug labeling/storage/secondary containers
    • Education related to compliance with animal activities
    • Assistance with protocol amendments
    • Identify issues or trends related to animal welfare regulatory compliance
  • Perform data entry on incoming protocol amendments
  • Draft standard text, drug compounding SOPs, guidance documents, and on-line resources for investigators
  • Develop a mechanism for documentation of laboratory personnel training to assist investigators
  • Assist in preparing reports, summaries, spreadsheets and drafts for the IACUC
  • Attend seminars and training sessions to fully develop proficiency with animal welfare regulatory requirements
  • Assist senior and other IACUC program support personnel, as needed
  • Additional duties may be assigned

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications - Master’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three years of related research experience; OR, Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and four years of related research experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Administrative experience with governmental regulations and policies, particularly those related to IACUC administration and the use of animals in teaching and research
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of husbandry and/or research involving animals
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, with knowledge of medical and research terminology
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with a large and diverse group of University personnel
  • Detail-oriented with demonstrated ability to perform accurate data entry
  • Skill in analyzing, evaluating, organizing and reporting data
  • Adaptable to a busy, changing work environment, with ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines