About the position
The Nonhuman Primate Core (NHPC) Facility Manager is a senior level administrative position providing leadership and operational support for the planning and implementation of multi-disciplinary, complex research projects involving nonhuman primates (NHP). The Facility Manager is the point of contact for all users of the NHPC. In this role, the incumbent will oversee the care and management of NHPs housed in a research environment, develop and oversee standard operating procedures (SOP) and training programs, including those for safe work practices. The NHPC Facility Manager, in coordination with the Director of University Research Animal Resources (URAR), the NHPC Scientific Director, and the NHP Executive Committee, fulfills appropriate administrative, research, operations, and facility management responsibilities for the NHPC. The NHPC Facility Manager has oversight responsibilities to ensure the efficiency of performance of research projects and the overall operation of the NHPC in compliance with all safety, animal welfare, and regulatory obligations. The Facility Manager directly and indirectly supervises staff of the NHPC, holding responsibility for hiring, coaching/mentoring, evaluating performance, disciplining, and terminating, as appropriate. The NHP Facility Manager reports to the URAR Director and works collaboratively with the NHPC Scientific Director and other College of Veterinary Medicine (e.g., biocontainment manager), URAR, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and Office of Research staff in the oversight, planning, and execution of NHPC research projects.
The NHPC Facility Manager should have comprehensive knowledge of training requirements for and professional skills needed by researchers and personnel in a NHP research environment. Substantial experience overseeing facility operations and managing personnel and teams. Excellent communication skills (oral and written), proven ability to collaborate with customers, and thorough knowledge of applicable animal research laws and regulations needed. Work experience at an AAALAC-accredited institution and AALAS certification are strongly encouraged.
University of Georgia
How to Apply:
Please see position details and submit a resume/CV and cover letter on the UGA Jobs website at http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/174800
Contact: M.A. McCrackin, DVM, PhD, CMAR, CPIA
Diplomate, ACVS & ACLAM
Director, University Research Animal Resources