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Posted on : 11 April 2017
ResponsibilitiesBASIC SUMMARY:Responsible for managing the staff in assigned area. Oversee the care of laboratory animals, facilities, and animal environments. Assist in monitoring the animal areas for adherence to regulatory agencies (i.e.: AAALAC, USDA, CDC) requirements and adherence to industry standards for animal care and welfare.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist department management in addressing unique and difficult animal care and welfare issues. Oversee the basic day to day care of laboratory animals, group housing facilities, and animal environments. Inspect the animal facilities and animal group housing environments to ensure that they meet acceptable standards. Submit work orders for improvements as necessary. Evaluate animal environments for compliance with husbandry and animal care standards as set forth by AAALAC, USDA, company SOP s, and other relevant agencies. Make suggestions to department management for improvements based on observations and involvement. Provide direct daily supervision and review work of assigned departmental employees to ensure accuracy and to ensure adherence to pertinent departmental policies, practices and procedures. Perform daily quality assurance duties for animal welfare and husbandry, report findings to department management, and communicate animal welfare issues to team members as appropriate. Administer, review, and recommend possible improvements in animal welfare or husbandry programs, projects, and/or processes as assigned. Manage scheduling, coordination and prioritization of required activities. Participate in team meetings and provide feedback to staff. Perform animal census and document location of all animals in group housing to meet requirements of regulatory agencies (i.e.: USDA, CDC). Observe animals for possible illness or behavioral abnormalities. Work with veterinarians to coordinate the treating of animals, administering prescribed medications, and collecting of data. Work closely with technical staff to complete pre-study and/or protocol requirements. Ensure availability of equipment for essential animal care. Ensure group housing area is well stocked with supplies and appropriately maintained. Administer and monitor the administration of TB tests on animals; read and document TB results. Review required logs and keep records as required. Provide animal care/husbandry expertise and technical guidance as needed. Assist in the interview and selection of qualified non-exempt personnel.
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