Coord, Animal Operations

University Of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester , MA 01601

Posted 2 months ago

Overview

POSITION SUMMARY: The Animal Operations Coordinator will direct all work order and project management in the animal research facilities. The position is considered essential, and as such requires weekend, holiday and off hour's coverage as needed

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Animal Facility Oversight

  • Modify and develop animal care policies, procedures and practices which promote high quality, cost effective operation of the animal facilities

  • Develop and implement a work order tracking program to ensure physical plant deficiencies are corrected within a reasonable timeframe

  • Coordinate a preventative maintenance program for all vivarium equipment

  • Oversee pest monitoring and control program

  • Ensure all building environmental and equipment monitoring systems are validated

Oversight and Training

  • Manage projects and coordinate with UMMS personnel and external contractors

  • Communicate with faculty, staff and other service departments to provide high quality, responsive animal care services; advice on technological changes affecting laboratory animal research and care

  • Perform routine rounds of animal facilities

  • Provide job performance training and documentation of training for animal care and supervisory staff

Administrative

  • Budget assist with the development and implementation of an annual budget that accurately reflects the needs of the department.

  • Manage ,select, and maintain resources, inventory of materials or equipment as necessary

Regulatory Compliance

  • Record accurate documentation necessary for regulatory compliance

  • Ensure compliance with all UMMS policies and local, state, and federal laws governing the use of research animals

Husbandry

  • Perform husbandry duties

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Level Degree or equivalent in any of the life sciences

  • 3 Years of experience in laboratory animal science or medicine

  • AALAS certification at the LAT level within 18 months of hire

  • Basic computer skills e.g familiar with Microsoft office and related software

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