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MANAGER, VIVARIUM OPERATIONS

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide overall direction for the facility in the areas of safety, regulatory, quality, facilities, capacity planning, and overall vivarium efficiencies and budgets.
  • Responsible for driving results, optimizing productivity, managing vendor relationships, managing vivarium capital assets and fostering positive employee relations.
  • Develop and execute the site budget within corporate guidelines.
  • Providing strategic direction and justification for capital improvements.
  • Manage all vivarium resources to optimize profitability to meet or exceed internal and external customer expectations.
  • Lead designated global veterinary and/or laboratory animal care program initiatives & strategies. Implement and adhering to all federal, state, local and voluntary accrediting agency animal welfare compliance program regulations, guidelines, and statutes.
  • Coordinate and maintain a vivarium specific pathogen free (SPF) health monitoring program ensuring and delivering the highest standard possible for our customers
  • Create a positive work environment that supports continuous improvement, reinforces company philosophy and policies and diverse and inclusive workforce.
  • Develop the skills and capabilities of both salaried and hourly team members.

 

CORE SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to multitask across several areas
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a barrier environment
  • Strong positive employee relation skills
  • Project management capabilities
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience managing a rodent vivarium is required.
  • Experience in custom animal model generation and breeding services is preferred.
  • Strong computer skills are also required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR EXPERIENCE NEEDED:

  • Education: Bachelor's of Science in Animal Science or related field preferred
  • Experience: Minimum ten (10) years in a laboratory animal facility of which three years is supervisory or management experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the requirements as listed above. 
  • Experience in database use including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is required.
  • Certification/Licensure:  AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician lever (LAT) or higher

 

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