Powering Genomic Research and Personalized Medicine, from Sequence to Treatment
Horizon Discovery is an international life science company that supplies products, services and research programs to over 1,400 customers in over 50 countries.
Our offering is increasingly powering the research of academic, biotech, diagnostic, pharmaceutical and broader life science customers by enabling a better understanding of the genetic basis of human disease and the development of targeted personalized medicines, which lead to significant improvements in outcomes for patients and the more efficient use of healthcare resources.
We can offer a varied and interesting working environment and as a growing company we are focused on recognition and empowerment of our employees.
In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive flexible benefits package.
MANAGER, VIVARIUM OPERATIONS
St. Louis, MO
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