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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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Animal Technician Senior, University Animal Care, University of Arizona Tucson, AZ (posted 11/17/17)

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: http://www.whyua.arizona.edu/

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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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Animal Technician I, The Salk Institute - La Jolla, CA (posted 10/5/17)

Apply online at http://www.salk.edu/about/careers/, Job #: F777

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: This position is responsible for routine processing of clean and soiled cages and accessories, maintenance and general janitorial duties in animal facilities, equipment maintenance, basic QA testing, processing deliveries from vendors and performing basic rodent husbandry tasks based on standard operating procedures and training to ensure compliance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Animal Welfare Act and Regulations as well as all applicable federal, state, local and institutional laws, regulations, policies and guidelines.

Education

Required: High school diploma or equivalent (AHT 1 LEVELS A/B/C).

Preferred: AALAS certification at ALAT or higher level (AHT1 LEVEL C); A.A, B.A or B.S. degree.

Experience

Required:  AHT 1, LEVEL A: No experience necessary.

Preferred: AHT 1, LEVELS B/C: Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience.

Special Requirements:

•Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.

•Must be able to work a flexible schedule that may include weekends and holidays.

•Must be able to work overtime based on workload and deadlines.

•Must be able to work assigned standard schedule: Monday – Friday, Sunday - Thursday, Tuesday - Saturday from 6:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m./6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m./7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m./ 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

•Post offer physical required which may include respirator fit test.

•Possible rotating schedule.

•Successful completion of the Institute’s background investigation.

•Must 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 (once a year)

•Tetanus/ Diphtheria (vaccination < 10 years 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 standing, seeing, adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, handling, lifting 0-2 pounds, communicating, noise exposure, fumes/odors/mists/dusts, working inside and potential allergens.

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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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Animal Technologist positions, University Animal Care at The University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ (posted 10/4/17)

Those interested can apply through the University of Arizona job site  and enter posting number S24081. Apply on-line at https://uacareers.com/postings/search

Position Summary and Duties:  University Animal Care is seeking candidates for the position of Animal Technologist. This is the fourth in a series of seven classifications. This position is distinguished from the Animal Technician Senior in that incumbents are responsible for additional animal care duties, and for training new or existing employees and researchers in routine animal care related procedures. Animal care duties include basic rodent breeding colony management, gnotobiotic husbandry, aquatic species system maintenance, and performance of basic technical procedures. Training duties include facility orientations, animal handling, basic animal technical procedures, SOP maintenance, auditing husbandry staff to ensure consistency among all facilities, and performing additional quality assurance tasks. Incumbents generally are assigned to a home facility, but may be assigned to work in other facilities as needed. The work schedule includes weekends and participation in the Animal Care holiday rotation schedule.

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!

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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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IACUC/IBC Project Manager: Montana State University-Bozeman - Bozeman, MT (posted 9/13/17)

The Office of Research Compliance at Montana State University-Bozeman is recruiting an IACUC/IBC Project Manager to join our compliance team!  The Project Manager will be responsible for performing administrative reviews of protocols and modifications, conducting post-approval monitoring, and managing IACUC and IBC daily duties.  Screening of applicants will begin on September 22nd, but applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established. 

The position description can be found at https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/9690 <https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/9690> . 

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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

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Lab Animal Medicine Administrator, R & D, Janssen Research & Development – San Diego, CA (posted 8/15/17)

Requisition ID: 7244170803

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for a Lab Animal Medicine (LAM) Administrator, located in La Jolla, CA.
 
At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, what matters most is helping people live full and healthy lives. We focus on treating, curing and preventing some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. And we pursue the most promising science, wherever it might be found.  
 
Janssen Research & Development, LLC discovers and develops innovative medical solutions to address important unmet medical needs in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Please visit http://www.janssenrnd.com/ for more information.
 
The LAM Administrator will report directly to the Lab Animal Medicine Supervisor and indirectly to the Director of Animal Welfare Compliance and IACUC chairperson. They must work well in a variety of situations: independently, in a matrixed environment and as part of a small interdependent team. The incumbent will be required to interact professionally with animal scientists, IACUC members and LAM staff. Some weekend and holiday shifts will be required, along with use of personal protection equipment (PPE).
 
The LAM Administrator will:
 
· Process IACUC business via aTune software
· Prepare agendas, take note/minutes of IACUC meetings, track protocol expirations, provide reminders and messages to employees, schedule & attend inspections
· Maintain IACUC records and animal scientist records of current skills
· Prepare documentation for AAALAC inspections, investigator communications, computer and software facility
· Acquire needed training and participate on assigned projects
· Support La Jolla software functionality by implementing and aligning aTune software business rules with IACUC and LAM operations
· Maintain training records in software, including new account installations (train, set-up), troubleshoot client problems with IT & vendor
· Provide IT required scripting, testing and training for version upgrades (sprints).
· Provide care and support to animals,
· perform routine & non-routine husbandry (cage changing and cleaning, feeding and watering).
· Provide daily observation of animals/health monitoring, procedure room/animal room stocking and maintenance, consistent recordkeeping.
· Assist in updating/creating/maintaining vivarium operation procedures and documents.

Qualifications
· BA/BS or equivalent with 9+ years of lab animal experience is required.
· A minimum of 2 years of relevant IACUC and facilities software experience is required.
· Experience with AAALAC accredited animal care and use program experience and rodent. operations in a discovery environment is preferred.
· Hands on experience with husbandries is required.
· AALAS and CPIA certifications is preferred.
· Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. is required.
· Participation in annual health screens for allergy surveillance is required.
· Use of personal protection equipment (PPE) is required.
· Collaborate well with multiple partners and working effectively in a matrix environment is preferred.

Primary Location - United States-California-San Diego
Organization - Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (6084)
Job Function - R&D
Requisition ID - 7244170803

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Assistant Director of Animal Welfare Program, Washington State University - Pullman, WA (posted 8/11/17)

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 www.wsu.edu and https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__pullmanchamber.com_&d=DwIFaQ&c=C3yme8gMkxg_ihJNXS06ZyWk4EJm8LdrrvxQb-Je7sw&r=s8cr3HL9GEzX6vrpILbB58OgMgCmToZC9Znt3ER8D2s&m=rrOi1406EFTmcrdDX5-Nvqu-CDzt-XeI-IwGhHc9ULs&s=Z4B4z2WOMGqhw8QBkESFsg3nEiGuLRwQtJFIGnDYTPQ&e=  for more information about the university and region.

The Assistant Director of Animal Welfare Program will be responsible for directing the Animal Welfare Program to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations, laws, policies, accreditation agency standards and guidelines for the ethical care and use of animals. Lead all administrative, management, technical and operational functions of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), staff and committee within the program. Provides 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.

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

Closing date is September 5, 2017. WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.