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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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Materials Maintenance and Logistics Supervisor, University of Washington - Seattle, WA (posted 1/29/19)

The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) is one of 12 basic science departments in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington Seattle campus.  DCM has an opening for a full-time Materials Maintenance and Logistics Supervisor.  This position will support the operations of existing multi-species vivaria including a recently-opened ~5,500 sq. ft. centralized cage wash facility, and help improve overall animal care program efficiencies. The individual will have extensive involvement with research staff, veterinary services, DCM faculty, the Office of Animal Welfare (OAW), physical plant, outside vendors, and regulatory agencies in overseeing vivarium activities and ensuring consistency with the regulatory requirements and animal welfare directive of DCM’s animal care program.  Animal husbandry experience is not a requirement for this position.

Please see the job posting, requisition 162103, on the UW Jobs website:   https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=162103&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1

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IACUC Research Specialist II, Scripps Research Institute - La Jolla, CA (posted 1/24/19)

Full time

Requisition Number: 06503: https://jobs.scripps.edu/iacuc-research-specialist-ii/job/10335136

The IACUC Research Specialist is a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Program team of professionals. The incumbent will support TSRI’s commitment to maintaining compliance with various federal regulations regarding animal research and teaching activities. Specifically, this position will provide support and direction to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) on a daily basis. This individual will be one of the recognized institutional experts on regulatory requirements regarding animal care and use and is expected to provide advice and guidance regarding regulatory and policy requirements for the institutions animal care and use Program.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
* Performs extensive, comprehensive review of incoming protocols and amendments, including grant/protocol congruence as well as cross-checking against previously submitted versions of the protocol;
* Prepares detailed written memos of review findings including, in some cases, suggestions for correction;
* Coordinate and attend IACUC meetings; responsible for establishing the agenda, documenting and finalizing the minutes, completing post meeting investigator correspondence and evaluating investigator responses to IACUC review for clarity;
* On a daily basis, maintains document control and tracking of the process of research animal protocol review including, but not limited to, monitoring of the IACUC email box, processing incoming documents, data entry within multiple systems, copying, scanning, and filing;
* Communicates and advises TSRI faculty, staff and students involved in work with animals in research, teaching or testing to assure compliance with applicable federal and institutional regulations and guidelines;
* Maintains tracking table for veterinary observations, protocol non-compliance, and regulatory exceptions;
* Assists with development and conduct of a continuing review program for monitoring IACUC protocols, animal research/housing sites, and animal related activities that include provision of remedial education and training to investigators and other research personnel, as needed;
* Conducts comparative review of protocols with grants and laboratory practices;
* Schedules and plans the semi-annual research facilities inspections program; compiles and finalizes semi-annual reports which are approved by the IACUC and submitted to the Institutional Official
* Acts as a liaison between animal husbandry/veterinary staff and IACUCregarding veterinary observations, protocol non-compliance, regulatory exceptions;
* Assists in the development and delivery of training programs for faculty, staff, and students;
* Maintains IACUC web page;
* Assists with writing and submission "for review by IACUC" Standard Operating Procedures and IACUC newsletters
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements: This position works in other than a typical office environment which may include offices, laboratories, and vivariums. With or without reasonable accommodation, employees in this position must be able to sit and type at a computer terminal for up to 8 hours per day with appropriate breaks and perform tasks that require fine dexterity and repetitive motions using the arms, hands, wrists and fingers. Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications: 

* Bachelor’s degree in a life science or similar field preferred or the equivalent education and experience.
* 5+ years of experience in biomedical research institute or facility.
* IACUC administrative experience or other regulatory oversight groups or compliance experience preferred.
* Experience involving research animals highly desired.
* Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to write concise and detailed documents. 
* Excellent customer service and organizational skills. 
* Certified Professional IACUC Administration (CPIA) highly desired.
* Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations governing the use of animals in research.
* Working knowledge of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and Animal Welfare Regulations.
* Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks, completing assigned tasks in an organized, timely fashion while meeting all target deadlines. 
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Open until filled

Job Posting Category: Scientific & Technical

EEO Statement: The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status

 

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Materials Maintenance and Logistics Supervisor, Department of Comparative Medicine, University of Washington - Seattle, WA (posted 1/18/19)

The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) is one of 12 basic science departments in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington Seattle campus.  DCM has an opening for a full-time Materials Maintenance and Logistics Supervisor.  This position will support the operations of existing multi-species vivaria including a recently-opened ~5,500 sq. ft. centralized cage wash facility, and help improve overall animal care program efficiencies. The individual will have extensive involvement with research staff, veterinary services, DCM faculty, the Office of Animal Welfare (OAW), physical plant, outside vendors, and regulatory agencies in overseeing vivarium activities and ensuring consistency with the regulatory requirements and animal welfare directive of DCM’s animal care program.  Animal husbandry experience is not a requirement for this position.

See the job posting, requisition 162103, on the UW Jobs website:   https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=162103&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1

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Veterinary Technician, Department of Comparative Medicine, University of Washington - Seattle, WA (posted 11/28/18)

The University of Washington, Department of Comparative Medicine, currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Veterinary Technician to be a part of a fast paced Veterinary Services team.  The employee in this research scientist/engineer 1 position will support outstanding biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues, as well as animal health.  In conjunction with our Mission Statement, these values link this position to our purposes as a department:  advancing research, training, teamwork, and integrity and trust. 

The primary purpose of this position is to support research and core programs within the Department of Comparative Medicine and the University of Washington by performing investigative work in a specific pathogen free (SPF) animal facility working with and caring for unique animal models of disease. Support for research groups requires following multiple experimental protocols and schedules established by investigators and performing experimental procedures such as blood draws, administration of experimental and clinical drugs by various routes, and surgical procedures, as well as assisting with major surgeries, performing anesthesia, and monitoring vital signs of various experimentally manipulated animals.  Species involved are varied and can include at a minimum rodents, rabbits, ferrets, dogs, pigs, birds, and fish.  

Please see the job posting, requisition 162494, on the UW Jobs website:   https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=162494&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1

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Veterinary Technician I, Salk Institute - San Diego, CA (posted 11/6/18)

Apply online at http://www.salk.edu/about/careers/Job #: G270

 

Laboratory/Department: Animal Resources - The ARD is dedicated to providing the highest quality of veterinary medical care, husbandry, enrichment and professional technical support to enable the scientists and their research.

Position Description:

Laboratory Animal Care:

  • Support the Veterinary Team with the provision of routine health care for a variety of laboratory animal species.
  • Provide technical study support for all animals and animal research at the Institute.
  • Perform or support routine health surveillance diagnostic testing.

Laboratory Animal Training:

  • Provide laboratory animal training and technical expertise to ARD and the Salk Institute Community to meet departmental/institutional goals and the needs of research/support staff.
  • Write training and veterinary technical related standard operating procedures (SOP)/guidelines;
  • Provide hands-on training and support to users of ARD databases and electronic systems.

Behavioral Testing:  Interact with investigators to plan, coordinate, and execute behavioral testing paradigms in rodent species.

Education:

Required: Graduation from AVMA or State of California approved animal health technician program.

Preferred: AALAS certification ALAT or higher.

Experience:

Required:

  • + 2 years’ experience in a laboratory animal facility or research facility with specific pathogen free (SPF)rodents, rabbits, non-human primates and other lab animal species.
  • + 1 year clinical veterinary experience.

Preferred:

  • + 5 years’ experience in experience in a laboratory animal facility or research facility with specific pathogen free (SPF)rodents, rabbits, non-human primates and other lab animal species.
  • + 3 year’s clinical veterinary experience.
  • Proficient with anesthesia (pre-per-post operative).

Special Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Successful completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule based on workload and deadlines.
  • Must be able to work assigned schedule of 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with any of these shifts; Monday – Friday/ Sunday-Thursday/ Tuesday-Saturday or Wednesday-Sunday.
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed before or after regular shift or on weekends.
  • Post offer physical required which may include respirator fit test.
  • Emergency on-call duties may be required.
  • Willing to sign an employee confidentiality agreement.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

As a safeguard for employees and animals, all ARD employees may be subject to vaccines/tests/physical exams prior to working with specific animals or animal populations as required by research needs including but not limited to:

  • TB Testing/Clearance (every 12 months / once a year)
  • Hepatitis B (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
  • Tetanus (vaccination < 10 years)
  • Diphtheria (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
  • Measles (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
  • Periodic physical exams (may include respirator fit test)
  • Other vaccines/tests as required by Occupational Health & Safety standards

Physical Requirements: This position requires constant grasping, handling, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, touching/feeling, walking, communicating, reading, writing, exposure to animals, fumes/odors/mists/dusts, potential allergens and working inside.

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Scientific Assistant, Washington State University - Pullman, WA (posted 11/6/18)

Washington State University's  Center for Reproductive Biology has a job opening for a Scientific Assistant. See job posting link for more information and instructions on how to apply. This job is located in Pullman, Washington. 

Go to www.wsujobs.com and search for posting #128317

Please direct questions regarding this position to: Carolyn Emerson-Farr, Coordinator/Administrative Manager-Center for Reproductive Biology & Principal Asst to Assoc. Dean for UG Education-CVM, PO Box 647521 Pullman, WA 99164-7521 - Phone: 509-335-2473, Fax: 509-335-8991 or emersonc@wsu.edu

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Research Integrity Analyst, UC Riverside - Riverside, CA (posted 11/5/18)

UCR's Office of Research Integrity (ORI) is recruiting for an experienced professional to serve as a Research Integrity Analyst. This position is responsible for providing support and leadership to various research compliance areas covered by the ORI. The Research Integrity Analyst will be the primary contact for several compliance committees [Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), Stem Cell Research Oversight (SCRO), Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) and provide back up for others (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)]. The Research Integrity Analyst will serve as a resource to faculty, make sure that federal and state laws, as well as UC policy, are applied correctly. The Research Integrity Analyst will steward several committees and work closely with faculty to ensure that research is done ethically. This position also interacts with a variety of campus and system-wide offices to facilitate the management, administration and conduct of research.

To view the complete job description, please visit https://irecruitportal.ucr.edu/irecruit/!Controller?action=jobs_template&page=CT_job_description&requisition_id=201810114583

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Animal Technician Senior, University of Arizona, University Animal Care - Tucson, AZ (posted 10/26/18)

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 S26021. 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 https://whyua.arizona.edu/

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Clinical Veterinarian & Training Coordinator, Office of the Campus Veterinarian - Pullman, WA (Posted 10/10/18)

Washington State University is actively seeking applicants for a full-time permanent position of Clinical Veterinarian & Training Coordinator to serve the research and teaching community at its campus located in Pullman, Washington.

This position reports to the Assistant Director of Campus Veterinary Services of the Office of the Campus Veterinarian within the Office of Research. The WSU animal care and use program is accredited with AAALAC-International. WSU is a large land-grant institution with a diverse animal care and use program serving educators and researchers throughout the Northwest and beyond. The WSU Pullman campus is located in the heart of the Palouse Country and is a wonderful mix of diversity, enriched lifestyle, culture and rural charm. To learn more about Pullman and the surrounding area, visit  https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__pullmanchamber.com_&d=DwIFaQ&c=C3yme8gMkxg_ihJNXS06ZyWk4EJm8LdrrvxQb-Je7sw&r=TFU0MtkF8cDJccFKBORcIXJkbzIarTmS1ByD2PTgawQ&m=AyFM7CmXBD8fwOrauBNmCLN60xNR-He22Xsr8IDwJo8&s=00CrzpqD0ptGkVYIS1VfTTcGBbtE4RHHKv6tVYQ_wIs&e=.

The Clinical Veterinarian and Training Coordinator will work with other veterinary staff to develop and provide day to day administration of veterinary care to university-owned animals for the Office of the Campus Veterinarian (OCV). Position regularly exercises independent judgment and discretion in work directly related to providing adequate veterinary care and oversight to animals used in research, testing and teaching at Washington State University as mandated by federal law, regulations, accreditation standards and university policy.

In addition, this position develops and implements online & hands-on technical training sessions for WSU individuals who work with animals used for research, teaching and testing. Position extends training to all those working animals in research or a classroom setting, training in proper handling procedures, surgery & specific lab techniques, developing lesson plans and modules to prepare for accredited certification in laboratory science animal care. Position maintains inventory of training materials and equipment and coordinates the use of the animal training room. This position leads other Office of the Campus Veterinarian personnel in performing training.

Required qualifications:  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD) degree. License to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Washington or eligibility to be licensed within 6 months of hire. Category II Accreditation from the National Veterinary Accreditation Program of the USDA or eligibility to be accredited within 6 months of hire. Three (3) years of experience directly related to small or agricultural animal, exotic, zoological or laboratory animal medicine and clinical care.

This position is open until filled. For full description of position requirements and to apply, visit www.wsujobs.com<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.wsujobs.com&d=DwIFaQ&c=C3yme8gMkxg_ihJNXS06ZyWk4EJm8LdrrvxQb-Je7sw&r=TFU0MtkF8cDJccFKBORcIXJkbzIarTmS1ByD2PTgawQ&m=AyFM7CmXBD8fwOrauBNmCLN60xNR-He22Xsr8IDwJo8&s=N6U0Ni6--LQym6S69TxPLci33fiqKdll8lYQQ_Xegvc&e=> . See posting 20134628P .

WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.

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Veterinary Technician, University of Washington - Seattle, WA (posted 10/3/18)

The University of Washington, Department of Comparative Medicine, currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Veterinary Technician to be a part of a fast paced Veterinary Services team.  The employee in this research scientist/engineer 1 position will support outstanding biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues, as well as animal health.  In conjunction with our Mission Statement, these values link this position to our purposes as a department:  advancing research, training, teamwork, and integrity and trust. 

The primary purpose of this position is to support research and core programs within the Department of Comparative Medicine and the University of Washington by performing investigative work in a specific pathogen free (SPF) animal facility working with and caring for unique animal models of disease. Support for research groups requires following multiple experimental protocols and schedules established by investigators and performing experimental procedures such as blood draws, administration of experimental and clinical drugs by various routes, and surgical procedures, as well as assisting with major surgeries, performing anesthesia, and monitoring vital signs of various experimentally manipulated animals.  Species involved are varied and can include at a minimum rodents, rabbits, ferrets, dogs, pigs, birds, and fish.  

Please see the job posting, requisition 160742, on the UW Jobs website:   https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=160742&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1

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Animal Technician (part time), UCSF – Oakland, CA  - (posted 9/21/18)

For more information: https://www.healthcaresource.com/cho/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=103178

Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Lead Animal Technician and/or Animal Facility Manager, independently implements daily work assignments. This responsibility includes; basic animal husbandry, assembling sufficient and appropriate supplies, verifying that daily tasks are properly completed, maintaining areas according to USDA, PHS, AAALAC and Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute regulations and standards and recognizing inconsistencies in SOPs and reporting them. The animal technician acts as back up to the Lead Animal Technician for all emergency or critical situations and possesses a working knowledge of husbandry/housing situations and environmental control systems.  Demonstrates the ability to independently perform all required duties of the facility with only general supervision.

Position Requirements:

Education: High school diploma or GED required.  Prefer ALAT certification or ability to become certified in one year.

Experience: One year of applicable animal care experience in a research or animal laboratory setting.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Duties require manual dexterity, mechanical ability and conscientious attitude and concern for animals. Must be capable of lifting and moving cages, feed, supplies and equipment of at least 50 lbs. Ability to operate properly a variety of cleaning, sanitizing, sterilizing equipment (including cage washers, autoclaves, mopping, etc) must be capable of proper handling of rodents and free of animal-related allergens. Must be able to work weekends or evenings, if needed

Part Time Temporary
Day Shift: 7-noon
Hours: 25 hours/week Mon-Fri

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Assistant Director & Clinical Veterinarian, Office of the Campus Veterinarian, Washington State University - Spokane, WA (posted 8/23/18)

Washington State University is actively seeking applicants for a full-time permanent position of Assistant Director and Clinical Veterinarian to serve the research and teaching community at its branch campus located in Spokane, Washington. The Spokane campus of Washington State University serves the metropolitan Spokane area, the Inland Northwest, the state, the region and the world. It offers the educational, scientific, economic and cultural benefits that accrue from access to the services and programs of a major public land-grant research institution. For more information about WSU and the Spokane Campus - please visit https://spokane.wsu.edu/

This position reports to the Director and Attending Veterinarian of the WSU Office of the Campus Veterinarian within the Office of Research. The WSU animal care and use program is accredited with AAALAC-International. WSU is a large land-grant institution with a diverse animal care and use program serving educators and researchers. The WSU Spokane campus is located approximately 90 miles north of the main WSU Pullman, WA campus and includes faculty and instructors from the College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing and more.

The Assistant Director/Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for providing day-to-day oversite and administration of veterinary care to University-owned animals within the Office of the Campus Veterinarian. This administrative professional position is also responsible for overseeing the planning, organizing and management of the WSU centralized animal housing facilities and animal care staff at WSU Spokane. Responsibilities include regularly exercising independent judgment and discretion in work directly related to providing adequate veterinary care, animal husbandry and oversight to animals used in research, teaching and testing at Washington State University as mandated by federal law, regulations, accreditation standards and university policy as set by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Required qualifications:  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD) degree. License to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Washington or eligibility to be licensed within 6 months of hire. Category II Accreditation from the National Veterinary Accreditation Program of the USDA or eligibility to be accredited within 6 months of hire. Three (3) years of experience directly related to exotic animal, zoological or laboratory animal medicine and clinical care.

This position is open until filled. For full description of position requirements and instructions on how to apply, visit www.wsujobs.com . See position # 123174. WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.

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Animal Technician/BSL3 position, University of Washington – Seattle, WA  (posted 8/21/18)

The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM), University of Washington, Seattle campus, currently has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Animal Technician 3. 

The individual in this position will act as a floater to provide animal and facility care as needed within the DCM-managed facilities both on and off the main campus. 

He/she will perform skilled animal husbandry functions involving the care and feeding of animals as well as assisting with the care and maintenance of equipment. 

This individual will also perform animal husbandry and facility support duties within a BSL3/ABSL3 select agent facility.  Effort directed toward BSL3/ABSL3 job duties will vary as animal husbandry needs in the facility change over time.

Please see the job posting, requisition 157159, on the UW Jobs website:   https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=157159&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1

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Fish Facilities Technician, UC San Diego – San Diego, CA  (posted 7/24/18)

JOB #94448  TO APPLY:  https://jobs.ucsd.edu/login.aspx

DESCRIPTION

Under the supervision of the Animal Facilities Manager and with work direction from lab managers and PIs, the incumbent will provide care for animals housed in the Division of Biological Sciences. Incumbent will serve primarily as the fish facility specialist with day- to-day responsibility for all aquatic species, primarily Zebrafish in Biology Buildings with support and assistance to the Quarantine Fish Room in Pacific Hall, as well as support to all satellite fish facilities. Emphasis is on the daily care, feeding, and rearing of fish, plus the facility maintenance, and maintaining and monitoring aquatic systems and environmental conditions. Consistent, clear and timely communications on health issues and/or concerns are essential.

Incumbent will be responsible for maintaining water and aquatic system operations, and reporting/recording to lab teams and supervisor. Responsible for monitoring the number of animals per cage/tank to prevent overcrowding and report population statistics. Assist investigators with administering medications and perform euthanasia as requested. May assist in collecting tissue samples. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, washing/sterilizing tanks and lab glassware, purchasing and inventory, equipment and facility cleaning and maintenance, media preparation, pest control, and facility safety compliance.

The incumbent will perform or assist with administrative duties, such as data entry for health and census, inventory and supply, facility maintenance repairs and requests, record keeping, documentation, facility orientation, etc. Assist with training of new vivarium personnel and orienting lab staff, including training and work direction of student and casual employees.

*   Must work variable schedule including weekends and holidays.

Primary work schedule for this position is Wednesday through Sunday. Must work overtime as necessary to fulfill job requirements.

*   Must be willing and able to work in areas with Odors, Mists, Humidity, and 81F degrees, the optimal fish temperature.

*   Must be able to visually observe/inspect animal behavior and appearance.

*   Must be willing and able to work in areas with biohazardous agents, radioactive isotopes, and substantial animal contact.

QUALIFICATIONS

*   Graduation from high school or a GED and three (3) years of laboratory experience OR two (2) years of college including courses in biochemistry, molecular biology, or genetics and one (1) year of laboratory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

*   Demonstrated experience in aquaculture.

*   Skill and ability to measure and add buffers and conditioners and meticulously follow protocols to ensure consistent water quality.

*   Ability to do standard and routine daily administrative and management tasks for research and upkeep of zebrafish facility and support areas.

*   Excellent organizational skills and ability to maintain facility, supplies and equipment efficiently and properly.

*   Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Good communication skills including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility with students, staff, faculty, and visitors of various cultures and backgrounds.

*   Ability and judgment to recognize and execute tasks in consideration of set priorities with the ability to consult supervisor when priorities are unclear.

*   Demonstrated experience working with Artemia and Rotifers preferred.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

 

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Animal Technician, ASU Tempe – Tempe, AZ (posted 7/19/18)

Job Description - Arizona State University's Department of Animal Care and Technologies is seeking an Animal Technician. The Animal Technician will be responsible for:

  • Performing husbandry of laboratory animals, including cleaning and preparing rooms, cages and equipment, feeding and watering animals, and completing documentation related to those activities.
  • Maintaining breeding colonies, administering medical treatment according to instructions and/or assisting with research activities.
  • Working individually and as part of a team to ensure that the animal care program remains compliant with all university, state, and federal regulations.​
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Full-Time  - This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Close Date - 01-August-2018

Essential Duties

  • Performs daily husbandry for animals, including feeding, watering, cage changes, and completion of daily records.
  • Cleans caging, equipment, animal holding rooms and other areas of the facility.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly work environment to meet the standards of the institution.
  • Observes animal health condition and behavior of animals, reporting injuries or abnormalities to the veterinary team.
  • May administer treatments as directed.

Minimum Qualifications

One year animal husbandry experience or American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Certification as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Possession of a current Arizona Type D driver’s license is required upon employment.

Desired Qualifications

  • ​​Experience working with animals
  • Experience working with animals in a research setting
  • Evidence of effective communication skills, both verbal and written

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled animal research laboratory setting, with potential for exposure to biohazards, chemicals, and extended periods of standing and walking.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing, and pulling of up to 50 pounds, may be required.
  • Regular activities require the ability to quickly change priorities.
  • Communicate to perform essential duties.

Department Statement - Arizona State University is an AAALAC International accredited research-intensive institution with a rapidly growing biomedical research component in addition to a well-established basic research element. The ASU Animal Care and Use Program, which includes the Department of Animal Care and Technologies, emphasizes a “compliance as a service attitude” to support both the well-being of the animals and progressive research.  The University has a diverse animal census including non-human primates, rodents, rabbits, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and other species that occupy over 70,000 square feet of animal facilities. The successful candidate will work with the Attending Veterinarian, other staff of the department, other university units, and research faculty and their staff to attend to the health of animals used in the research and teaching programs of university investigators.

Participation in the occupational health program is required; a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination at the expense of the university and arranged by the department is required.
 
The Department of Animal Care and Technologies under the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development is committed to advancing research, innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development. We seek research funding, support faculty researchers, nurture partnerships with external partners, promote innovation and entrepreneurship, and share what we learn with the community and the world. We make discovery possible. https://research.asu.edu

ASU Statement - Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Employment Verification Statement - ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement - ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494#jobDetails=3556748_5494

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

 

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Veterinary Technical Crd, ASU Tempe Campus - Tempe, AZ (posted 7/16/18)

Job Description

Under the direction of the laboratory PI of the SensoriMotor Research Group (SMORG), provide professional service for the health and welfare of nonhuman primates and rodents used in neural engineering research. Current projects include development of sensorimotor neuroprostheses and noninvasive stimulation modalities.

Part-Time – Grant funded

Essential Duties

Responsible for the development and implementation of the veterinary care of animals being used by SMORG.Providing clinical and preventative medicine for animals that are undergoing invasive procedures for the implantation of test devices, headholding devices, and other surgically implanted materials. Documents the care of the animals, and provides oversight of interactions with the ASU IACUC.Will also participate in surgical planning meetings, and will help to design, evaluate, and improve surgical methods employed by the laboratory.Will be expected to be on campus part time, 2-3 days per week, with additional availability during and after surgical procedures, and in the few instances where emergency medicine is required for a primate.In surgery will be required to provide surgical anesthetic monitoring, suture closing, and additional inputs during the surgery as appropriate

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine.   Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the United States and in the state of AZ.   Must also poises federal accreditation in order to issue health certificates; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

Experience with handling, veterinary care, and surgical intervention in nonhuman primates.

Experience in using problem solving and decision making skills.

Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills.

Working Environment

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work. May be required to wear personal protective equipment before entering laboratories including but not limited to lab coat, gloves, safety glasses, closed toe shoes, and respirator. Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds. Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions.

Department Statement

The School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering (SBHSE) was founded in 2009 to provide a relevant and challenging curriculum that immerses our students in progressive and exciting developments and discoveries of Biomedical Engineering and medicine. SBHSE represents the true fusion of modern medicine and modern engineering. We believe that students and faculty should be embedded in the health care communities that they serve as well as in the cutting edge research laboratories that serve as the engines of change for medicine. Given our collaborations with the Mayo Clinic, Mayo Hospitals, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Barrow Neurological Institute and Catholic Healthcare West - Arizona, Maricopa Integrated Health System, TGEN, Center for Health Information & Research, and our extensive medical industry collaborators, the students and faculty in Harrington Biomedical Engineering are players in the resource-rich health care and research environment in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

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Colony Manager, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, La Jolla, CA - (posted 7/10/18)

Full-time for a well-established, well-funded lab with full benefits.

Tasks include:

  • Daily mouse colony management (about 600 cages)
  • Breeding
  • Weaning
  • Tail clips for genotyping
  • Record keeping (mLIMS)
  • Injections
  • Tissue harvest
  • Weekly meetings

Growth Opportunities, as desired:

  • flow cytometry
  • biochemistry
  • molecular biology
  • animal models

TO APPLY: Please contact Human Resources at hr@lji.org (subject line Colony Technician Ley lab). Please attach your resume (maximum 2 pages including contact information of 2 references) and a cover letter.

ABOUT LJI:  In 2016 and 2017, LJI was ranked as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal.  LJI is located in the Science Research Park on the campus of UC San Diego, with easy access to the San Diego life sciences community and all that the area has to offer. Full-time employment at LJI includes a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision benefits, paid vacation/sick leave, and employer contributions to a retirement plan (403B).

LJI provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, or pregnancy. This applies to all personnel practices, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, educational assistance, and social and recreational programs.

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Fish Facilities Technician, UC Ssan Diego, San Diego, CA - (posted 7/10/18)

JOB #94448  TO APPLY:  https://jobs.ucsd.edu/login.aspx

DESCRIPTION:  Under the supervision of the Animal Facilities Manager and with work direction from lab managers and PIs, the incumbent will provide care for animals housed in the Division of Biological Sciences. Incumbent will serve primarily as the fish facility specialist with day- to-day responsibility for all aquatic species, primarily Zebrafish in Biology Buildings with support and assistance to the Quarantine Fish Room in Pacific Hall, as well as support to all satellite fish facilities. Emphasis is on the daily care, feeding, and rearing of fish, plus the facility maintenance, and maintaining and monitoring aquatic systems and environmental conditions. Consistent, clear and timely communications on health issues and/or concerns are essential.

Incumbent will be responsible for maintaining water and aquatic system operations, and reporting/recording to lab teams and supervisor. Responsible for monitoring the number of animals per cage/tank to prevent overcrowding and report population statistics. Assist investigators with administering medications and perform euthanasia as requested. May assist in collecting tissue samples. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, washing/sterilizing tanks and lab glassware, purchasing and inventory, equipment and facility cleaning and maintenance, media preparation, pest control, and facility safety compliance.

The incumbent will perform or assist with administrative duties, such as data entry for health and census, inventory and supply, facility maintenance repairs and requests, record keeping, documentation, facility orientation, etc. Assist with training of new vivarium personnel and orienting lab staff, including training and work direction of student and casual employees.

  • Must work variable schedule including weekends and holidays.
  • Primary work schedule for this position is Wednesday through Sunday. Must work overtime as necessary to fulfill job requirements.
  • Must be willing and able to work in areas with Odors, Mists, Humidity, and 81F degrees, the optimal fish temperature.
  • Must be able to visually observe/inspect animal behavior and appearance.
  • Must be willing and able to work in areas with biohazardous agents, radioactive isotopes, and substantial animal contact.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from high school or a GED and three (3) years of laboratory experience OR two (2) years of college including courses in biochemistry, molecular biology, or genetics and one (1) year of laboratory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in aquaculture.
  • Skill and ability to measure and add buffers and conditioners and meticulously follow protocols to ensure consistent water quality.
  • Ability to do standard and routine daily administrative and management tasks for research and upkeep of zebrafish facility and support areas.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to maintain facility, supplies and equipment efficiently and properly.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Good communication skills including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility with students, staff, faculty, and visitors of various cultures and backgrounds.
  • Ability and judgment to recognize and execute tasks in consideration of set priorities with the ability to consult supervisor when priorities are unclear.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Artemia and Rotifers preferred.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results

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Animal Welfare Program (AWP) Specialist - Washington State University - Pullman, WA (posted 7/3/18)

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 Animal Welfare Program (AWP) Specialist will be responsible for reviewing and recommending changes to new and existing animal use protocols to ensure consistency with federal and state laws and regulations, and WSU policies as they pertain to the use of animals in research and teaching. Coordinate IACUC inspections of animal facilities and procedure spaces and prepare inspection reports; coordinate IACUC meetings, prepare agendas and maintain minutes, facilitate IACUC subcommittees, and draft policies and guidelines. Serve as a resource during USDA Animal Welfare inspections and during Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International accreditation site visits. Coordinate corrections of deficiencies cited by regulators or accrediting bodies. Train and direct the work of the hourly employees. Work with other Office of Research Assurances (ORA) teams on projects that impact multiple units.

For full description of required qualifications, position requirements, and to apply, visit https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/38787 - Position number 86581

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Animal Technician Senor, University Animal Care, The University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ  (posted 7/3/18)

Those interested can apply through the University of Arizona job site  and enter posting number S25407. 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, please click here.

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Colony Manager, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology – La Jolla, CA (posted 6/28/18)

Well-established, well-funded lab with full benefits.

Full-time

Tasks include:

  • Daily mouse colony management (about 600 cages)
  • Breeding
  • Weaning
  • Tail clips for genotyping
  • Record keeping (mLIMS)
  • Injections
  • Tissue harvest
  • Weekly meetings

Growth Opportunities, as desired:

  • flow cytometry
  • biochemistry
  • molecular biology
  • animal models

 

TO APPLY: Please contact Human Resources at hr@lji.org (subject line Colony Technician Ley lab). Please attach your resume (maximum 2 pages including contact information of 2 references) and a cover letter.

ABOUT LJI:  In 2016 and 2017, LJI was ranked as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal.  LJI is located in the Science Research Park on the campus of UC San Diego, with easy access to the San Diego life sciences community and all that the area has to offer. Full-time employment at LJI includes a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision benefits, paid vacation/sick leave, and employer contributions to a retirement plan (403B).

LJI provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, or pregnancy. This applies to all personnel practices, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, educational assistance, and social and recreational programs.

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IBC Specialist, Office of Research Integrity and Assurance – Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ – (posted 6/22/18)

The IBC Specialist will also serve as back-up to the IACUC Coordinator. 

 You can search the job here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494#home <https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494#home> ;  Req ID: 42963BR.  Or you should be able to access it directly through this link: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494#jobDetails=3535391_5494 <https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494#jobDetails=3535391_5494> .

 Additional information:

·         Salary Range $34,992 - $40,000 per year; DOE

·         Close Date 05-July-2018

Essential Duties

o   Acts as administrative resource to ASU researchers and staff to provide assistance, guidance and counseling during development, pre-submission administrative review, management, authorization and submissions of protocols for review and approval.

o   Consults with staff, faculty and others to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, and answer questions about area of assignment to ensure ongoing compliance with all applicable regulatory controls including, but not limited to: sponsor, ABOR, university, state and federal regulations.

o   Coordinates meetings, prepares agenda and material to meet distribution deadlines; performs follow up as needed

o   Records meeting activities; maintains files of expectations, discussions, agreements and outcomes

o   Responds to questions raised during committee meetings on an as-needed basis; researches information as appropriate/needed as follow up

o   Reviews materials with Committee Chair and ORIA Director for accuracy/completeness

o   Monitors and expedites review of existing and new protocols

o   Assists with reviewing and implementation of forms, policies and standard operating procedures needed

o   Investigates, interprets and provides guidance to faculty and staff on regulations related to area of assignment.

o   Identifies area of focus for education topics and provides outreach training/workshops/seminars for the University community on policies, procedures system enhancements for area of assignment.

o   Informs director of issues raised by regulatory committee or investigators

o   Maintains all applicable protocol records and files. Provides solutions to problems presented by lower level staff and recommends changes to methods or procedures to management, utilizing knowledge of best practices and principles.

o   Develops and prepares routine area specific reports and contributes to department information gathering initiatives as they arise

o   Performs other duties as assigned

o   Actual job responsibilities may vary depending upon area assignment.

Minimum Qualifications

o   Bachelor's degree required and one year general office / administrative work experience,  Any equivalent combination of experience, and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

o   Experience with animal welfare and biological materials research compliance.

o   Experience providing support to Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and Institutional Biosafety Committee.

o   Experience processing research compliance protocols.

o   Experience researching regulations related to compliance areas.

o   Demonstrated knowledge of responsible conduct in research regulations.

o   Experience in problem-solving skills.

o   Experience with computer applications and information dissemination technology

o   Evidence of effective communication skills

o   Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and comfortable working in computer database systems and other information dissemination technology

 

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Associate Scientist (Training and Vet Care Program Manager) - Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA (posted 6/19/18)

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

The Comparative Research and Integrated Discovery Safety Pharmacology Department (CAR-IDSP) is currently seeking an experienced veterinary technician and a process-oriented and motivated team player to serve as an Associate Scientist with emphasis on training program coordination and veterinary care management. This dynamic team is charged with managing all aspects of  health care for a research colony.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide scientific and technical support to multiple therapeutic areas for in vivo studies, and overseeing a technical training program. Lead clinical case triage, follow-up and treatment under the direction of the site veterinarian
  • Perform and assist with technical manipulations and specialized care
  • Ensure appropriate scheduling of training events and competency assessments
  • Assist in training manual (guidance document) creation, review and revision
  • Maintain and manage proper documentation of all training and competency events
  • Develop a program of education for individual trainers and competency assessors
  • Manage e-learning training modules associated with CAR-IDSP access and IACUC
  • Responsible as principal investigator for IACUC training protocols and supply management
  • Responsible for conducting training and competency assessment as appropriate
  • Provide innovation/opportunities of technique refinement and new techniques
  • Serve as a training liaison between Amgen and external CAR-IDSP partners for operations and technical training
  • Assist in on-boarding new hires and C-CAR in vivo users

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and 2 years of scientific experience OR Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of scientific experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in science or related science field
  • In vivo experience
  • Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) certification 
  • AALAS certification at the LATG level and/or other laboratory certifications
  • Previous clinical experience in a research setting
  • Experience conducting hands on training of staff
  • Possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills; can communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently, highly organized with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple (multi-task) and changing priorities along with fluctuations in the work load
  • High proficiency with basic and advanced techniques (dosing, blood collection)
  • Working knowledge of The Guide, USDA regulations, AAALAC and veterinary best practices

Ready to Apply for the Job?

Job Req Number:  R-55568

Please apply online at Amgen Careers – Overview