Reporting to facility manager, the small animal husbandry supervisor provides direction for the day to day operation for the care of small lab animals housed in the animal facility. This is accomplished via morning meetings with the husbandry staff and meetings with the facility manager to discuss staffing needs for the facility as dictated by operational needs. The main emphasis will be on providing service to the investigators and their staff, continuing education of the husbandry staff, oversight of maintenance requirements of the facility and compliance with federal, state, local and institutional regulations, policies and guidelines. The supervisor must exercise leadership, good judgment and professionalism at all times when interacting with the research community and/or institute personnel. Scheduling monitoring and supervising the animal husbandry and sanitation duties of about 15 technicians to ensure program and facility compliance with established laws, regulations and guidelines. Individual must possess strong written and verbal communications with interpersonal skills. Sound working knowledge of bio hazardous containment, husbandry practices, regulatory and compliance standards. Demonstrated ability to work in a culturally diverse environment with an active role in employee development. Dedication to facilitating good research while ensuring compliance with federal state, city and university regulatory requirements.
Schedule, monitor and supervising the animal husbandry and sanitation duties of husbandry technicians to ensure program and facility compliance with established laws, regulations and guidelines;
Provide training for new hires with associated documentation of training and progress to assist in decisions of retention or dismissal;
Initiating, conducting, documenting and monitoring progressive discipline (when necessary) in a timely and consistent manner;
Maintaining and verifying the accuracy of employee time sheets for biweekly payroll production;
Act as a facilitator of research by providing expertise to facility users in the areas of husbandry techniques and related resources
Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and experience, plus three years of experience in a laboratory animal facility.
Certification at the AALAS LATg level preferred.
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