Search for University Jobs in Staff & Non-Managerial Professionals

Job ID: 114877

LAR Facility Manager
University of Idaho

Date Posted Oct. 30, 2018
Title LAR Facility Manager
University University of Idaho
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Moscow, ID
    United States
  • Professional Staff
  • Agriculture/Animal Care

University of Idaho

LAR Facility Manager

Location: Moscow

Division/College: University Research (Div)

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $46,358 or higher depending on experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

Responsible for the day-to-day supervision and overall management of laboratory animal care personnel and the Gibb Hall laboratory animal research facility (LARF). Primary duties include procurement of animals and research supplies, ensuring compliance with animal welfare and institutional regulations within the facility, and establishing an adequate care regimen for animals used and house within the LARF. Other aspects include the hiring, training, and supervision of laboratory animal technicians and other part-time personnel, scheduling use of animal holding facilities, implementing/evaluating new procedures, ensuring animals receive proper veterinary care, and helping investigators determine appropriate animal models and techniques to be used to achieve the best outcome in their research. The individual holding this position may be asked to serve as a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

This position is considered essential university personnel, and as such is required to respond (or delegate response) after hours and during university emergencies and closures.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Bachelors Degree in science related field or certification as an American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) If incumbent does not have AALAS LATG certification at time of hire, employment will be contingent upon achieving certification within a reasonable period as established by supervisor.
-1.5 years experience working (or fulltime equivalent of 3,120 hrs) in a laboratory animal facility
-Experience and ability to: supervise, instruct and train staff
-Work harmoniously and effectively with faculty, staff, co-workers, technicians and vendors
-Work on own initiative
-Implement university and departmental policies and/or programs
-Develop and maintain computerized record systems
-Perform long-range facility planning
-Foresee animal care and facility needs
-Communicate effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing
-Extensive knowledge of: federal legislation regarding animals in research, Guide requirements for the care and use of laboratory animals, Requirements of animal care and ethical and valid research procedures, Animal husbandry techniques
-Possess: exceptional written and oral communication skills
-Must: Possess a valid drivers license
-Be willing to participate in a medical surveillance program
-Be willing to work weekends and holidays as needed
-Be willing to work after hours, during emergencies, and university closures
-Ability to: pass Ul Animal Care and Use Training and Ul Basic Biosafety training courses
-Handle, feed/water, and work in proximity to: furbearing animals, birds, reptiles/amphibians, and fishes

Preferred Qualifications:

-Bachelors Degree in science related field and certification as an American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG)
-Masters Degree in science related field
-Possess Certified Manager of Laboratory Animal Resources (CMAR) credentials through the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
-Completion of the Institute of Laboratory Animal Management (ILAM) through the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
-Experience performing IACUC member responsibilities
-Experience working with animals exposed to biohazards
-Experience working with animals exposed to insect vectors
-Demonstrated management experience
-Demonstrated ability to understand and apply the DHHS-NIH Cost Analysis and Rate Setting Manual for Animal Resource Facilities

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

-Ability to lift and/or otherwise move 60 pounds.
-Ability to wear negative pressure respirators.

Posting Number: SP001979P

Posting Date: 10/25/2018

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Preferential review of applicants to take place on November 26, 2018.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit:

EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

Please see the job description for contact details
pertaining to this university job announcement.


Refer this job to a friend or colleague!

New Search | Previous

Looking for a higher education job?