Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Department: Center for Comparative Medicine Salary/Grade: NEX/12
The primary responsibility of this position is to develop and provide training to investigators and research staff through training sessions, and to ensure that CCM is in compliance with CCM standard operating procedures and all federal, state and local guidelines.
Prepare and conduct orientation programs and training sessions for new research staff including but not limited to: hands-on courses, species specific courses, facility entry procedures, and non-human primate orientation, etc.
Prepare and conduct orientation programs and training sessions for new CCM staff including but not limited to: hands-on courses, species specific courses, facility entry procedures, and non-human primate orientation, etc. Provide on-the-job training to Husbandry Staff based on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), policies, guidelines and forms. Assess the competency of Husbandry Staff through continued observation and assessment of compliance with SOPs, policies, guidelines and forms.
Assist with the writing and development of SOPs, policies, guidelines and forms relevant to the CCM training program. Develop and provide oversight to Husbandry Technical Trainer. Develop, implement and administer new training documents and resources. Document training of CCM Husbandry Staff and research personnel. Serve as a quality assurance representative to assess internal SOPs and good practices
Assist with the day-to-day administration of the CCM Employee Recognition program.
Assess the competency of research personnel with compliance of CCM and IACUC SOPs, policies, guidelines and forms.
Assist with the administration and training of AALAS certification classes. Assist with the administration and implementation of CCM’s Staff Continuing Education Program, i.e. Monthly Animal Care All Staff Training and weekly staff meetings as needed.
Assist the Manager of Quality Assurance and Training with other duties and projects as assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Associate’s Degree in science related field or equivalent course work.
American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification at the LAT level
3 years’ experience working in a teaching/training environment or quality assurance environment.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Customer service oriented
Lab Animal Care
Communication –proficient in both verbal and written communication
Computer Literate – power point and multimedia experience
Bachelor’s Degree in science related field or equivalent course work.
American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification at the LATG level
Greater than 5 years’ experience working in a teaching/training environment or quality assurance environment.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Development of Self/Others
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 37343
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.