ULAR (University Laboratory Animal Resources) is part of Office of Research and supports UCI’s research and teaching missions by providing high quality, humane care for vertebrate animals, in compliance with State and Federal laws and Regulations pertaining to the use of animals in teaching and research.
Manages the daily operations of one or more animal research facilities, ensuring that animals receive proper husbandry and care and that the facilities and procedures are in compliance with regulations and guidelines set by the department, the campus and governmental agencies. Ensures compliance with health and safety regulations and performs administrative coordination and support, which includes reviewing all area operations and records. Supports achievement of facility goals, making technical judgments and recommendations to management. Provides input on the development of standard operating procedures as well as on programmatic issues. May perform any of the technical duties required for the operation of the facility, including comprehensive animal care activities such as feeding, cleaning, monitoring, and animal health care functions. Identifies behavioral or health issues with animal(s) under care and escalates and/or resolves issues with possible veterinary or supervisory consultation or support. Ensures proper and timely reporting of animal records and supervises the collection of data for recharge billing. Troubleshoots and solves animal husbandry-related problems. Notifies veterinary staff of any deficiencies in animal care. Performs physical plant and space management functions and ensures equipment is in good repair and serviced regularly. Ensures that animal housing meets regulations, and that feed, bedding and other supplies are ordered, stored, and used properly. Recommends hiring of new employees, salary actions, terminations, and performance ratings. Identifies training needs and ensures necessary training is conducted. Receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the process by which to meet goals. Provides direction to staff according to established policies and management guidance. Recommends changes to department policies and practices. Identifies risks and responds accordingly.
At least one year’s experience managing an animal research facility.
At least 3 years’ experience directly supervising two or more personnel.
Bachelor's degree in biology, animal science, zoology, or related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Valid CA driver's license required OR Valid Class A driver's license.
Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATg) certification by AALAS
Solid analytical and problem-solving skills, as demonstrated by at least one year of experience managing an animal research facility.
Solid skills in leadership, interpersonal communication, motivation of staff and team building as demonstrated by at least 3 years’ experience directly supervising two or more personnel.
Computer competency, including proficiency in standard business software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and communication applications, as well as proficiency in entering information, running reports, and analyzing data from web-based database applications.
Solid skills in animal husbandry, record-keeping, and inventory control as demonstrated by at least one year of experience working in an animal research facility.
Solid ability to identify behavioral or health issues with animal(s) under care and report to veterinarian or supervisor any changes or unusual behavior or physical issues that need attention, as demonstrated by completion of a bachelor’s degree in animal science, biology, zoology, or related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Certified Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR) from AALAS
Special Conditions Required:
May be required to work after business hours, including weekends and holidays on occasion.
Must participate in rotating on-call duty after hours.
Must wear protective clothing provided by ULAR.
Must attend training courses/meetings per ULAR’s discretion.
Must participate in medical monitoring programs as prescribed by the Occupational Health and Safety Program.
This may include preventive medical programs such as TB screening, tetanus booster, blood testing, immunizations, medical surveillance, and others to meet the state, federal and UC requirements.
May be required to work with hazardous agents, including chemical and biological agents and radioactive materials.
Must have ability to work with all animal species housed at UCI.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
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UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
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