Job Summary The Animal Resources Manager supervises the daily operations of a single animal clinic or research facility or a group of small facilities, ensuring that animals receive proper husbandry and care and that the facility is in compliance with regulations and guidelines set by the department, the campus and governmental agencies.
In addition, the Animal Resources Manager:
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
The Laboratory Animal Research Center (LARC) supports the research programs of the faculty by providing all services associated with the care and use of more than 150,000 laboratory animals, consisting of at least fourteen different species housed in several animal facilities throughout the city of San Francisco. Services include the daily care of laboratory animals in accordance with protocols approved by the UCSF Institutional Animal Care and use Committee (IACUC); the design and implementation of animal disease prevention programs; training of research personnel involved in the use of animals; assuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations; and assisting investigators with animal related procedures. The Animal Resources Supervisor has overall responsibility for these services for the animal husbandry unit.
Bachelor's degree in science or related area and / or equivalent experience / training
Must participate in the UCSF occupational health program, medical health screenings, zoonotic screenings, and similar. Must understand and accept that the position has the risk for exposure to zoonotic agents as well as other hazardous agents or chemicals
Attend animal technician training classes at department’s discretion
Five (5) or more years of supervisory/management experience in an animal husbandry program of similar nature and must include non-human primates or related work experience
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
Skilled in all aspects of animal care, large and small
Knowledge of animal behavior, restraint and handling to ensure animals and those working with them are not injured
Solid knowledge of animal care and safety and regulatory environments
Solid skills in animal husbandry, record-keeping and inventory control
Experience with nonhuman primates
Knowledge of latest equipment, automation techniques, computerization systems used in animal husbandry operations
Solid knowledge of facility management
Knowledge of EH&S, USDA, AAALAC, NIH, FDA-GLP, state and local requirements in housing and care of animals in teaching and biomedical research to ensure the highest standard for animal welfare
Ability to keep concise, accurate, and neat records for federal, state, EH&S, USDA, FDA or other entities
Solid skills in leadership, interpersonal communication, motivation of staff and team-building
Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Flexibility to rotate as needed to all vivarium and other job-related functions and to work with different supervisors
This position is designated as critical in accordance with University of California policy and requires successful completion of a background check process. The position holder is subject to fingerprinting as well
This position requires the use of personal protective clothing to prevent injuries and exposure to potentially hazardous agents
Able to work weekends and holidays, work occasional and variable hours/day
Note: Physical/health screening required.
Valid CA driver's license OR Valid Class A driver's license
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) LATG certification
Certified Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR) certification is highly desirable
UCSF requirements in housing and care of animals in teaching and biomedical research to ensure the highest standard for animal welfare
Excellent working knowledge of all LARC areas and the times needed to complete the tasks in these areas
About UCSF The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.
Pride Values UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.
In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu
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