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DART Colony Specialist - United States  

Company managed [?] Still accepting applications

Posted on : 14 May 2017

Project Description

BASIC SUMARY:
  • Responsible for monitoring  daily DART colony operations and cycle checks to schedule breeding, monitor inventory of breeding colony(ies), track mating/fertility of breeding pairs, compile historical control data for mating, fertility parameters and EFD/ePPND studies, provide advice on procurement of equipment used within the DART colony (e.g. IVOS, ultrasound, etc.).  
  • Participate in DART process improvement initiatives, equipment acquisition, and maintain applicable database records. 



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  
  • Review cycle check data reports, schedule mating, schedule animals for quarterly health screens, monitor animal data for performance and release from colony as needed.
  • Monitor DART colony animal inventory and report to management.
  • Provide confirmed sexually mature animals to general toxicology/fertility studies as available/requested.  
  • Notify Animal Resources of availability to release animals from DART colony(ies) due to poor mating performance or other mitigating factors.
  • Assist in compilation of yearly DART Historical Control Data (including but not limited to mating, fertility parameters and EFD/ePPND parameters) for distribution to clients and at society meetings.  Schedule and address annual Quality Assurance audits of these data.
  • Track efficiencies within the DART colony(ies) and suggest improvements to colony procedures.
    • Maintain contact with project service providers to ensure timely activity, integration, and efficient use of resources to meet project requirements. 
    • Compare efficiencies of different colony models.
  • Review and assist in generation of study protocols for EFD/ePPND studies and toxicology studies with fertility parameters.
  • Review and assist in generation of IACUC proposals for DART studies.
  • Assist RAs with enrollment of mated females to study.
  • Assist in the coordination, planning and scheduling of DART projects as needed.
  • Assist in planning meetings and agendas, facilitate planning and decision making, prepare and/or locate necessary materials and resources, facilitate group process, and help develop work plans as needed.
  • Assist in the development, communication, and maintenance of DART SOPs and BOPs.  
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s degree (BA./B.S.) or equivalent in scientific or related discipline.


Experience:  
  • 3 years of experience managing records and maintaining databases. 
  • Previous experience in a GLP environment and as a participant and/or facilitator of work groups and committees is preferred.  
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.


Certification/Licensure:  LAT Preferred


Other:  
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff and sponsors.  
  • Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail.  
  • Proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheet and database desktop applications. 


Equal Employment Opportunity
Our company  is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet