Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Management and oversight of vivarium facilities and daily animal husbandry, including supervision of facility supervisors, animal care technicians, and cagewash technicians. Develop and implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure optimal animal care; schedule of husbandry operations; monitor environmental and water quality parameters to ensure compliance with regulations and maintain facilities, inventories and supplies. Participate in Center for Animal Resources (CARE) leadership with respect to strategic planning, renovations, facility maintenance and interact with vendors and contractors as needed. Provide technician training and on-site facility orientation to new researchers. Interface with veterinary team regarding animal health matters including treatments and communication regarding relevant facilities issues. Develop and maintain accurate record keeping systems in compliance with OLAW, USDA, AAALAC and Brown University IACUC. Provide excellent customer service to research staff through timely communication and dedication to quality control. This position serves as a member of the CARE management team and must champion a collaborative team approach, staff empowerment and the standardization and continuous improvement of processes.
Education and Experience
Bachelorâ™s Degree and 5 years of work experience in a research animal care facility is required.
2 years direct supervisory experience is preferred.
And/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Current LAT certification with the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. LATg and/or CMAR certification strongly preferred.
Knowledge of federal, state and local laboratory animal research guidelines and regulations; sound judgment how to balance optimal animal care, research goals, and regulatory compliance. Handle assignments and changing priorities as circumstances may dictate.
Management skills appropriate with the numbers of reports and size of CARE facilities.
Strong interpersonal, communication, problem solving, decision making and analytical skills are required.
Good computer skills using lab animal facility management and IACUC management software programs, Microsoft Word, Gmail, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs, and email skills required.
Flexibility and adaptability are key traits necessary to the position.
Ability to supervise and motivate under stressful conditions.
Have a customer-focused attitude and enjoy working with similarly dedicated persons in a team fashion within a high energy research environment.
Good team building skills
Possess a willingness and ability to support a divers and inclusive campus community.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
There is the possibility of working Tuesday through Saturday or Sunday through Thursday weekly schedule. Some weekend and holiday work is required.
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.
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Internal Number: REQ171955
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