University of Idaho
LAR Facility Manager
University Research (Div)
$46,358 or higher depending on experience
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.
-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
-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.
Open Until Filled:
Preferential review of applicants to take place on November 26, 2018.
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.