About the position
Under the direction of the Associate Director of Facility and Husbandry Operations of the BWH Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) the Facility Manager’s primary responsibility is the management of CCM Research Animal Specialist (RAS) levels 1-3 and Lead Tech/Trainer. Position responsibilities include the management and oversight of animal husbandry care and sanitation operations conducted within the CCM Animal Facilities. The Manager will ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, AAALAC accreditation standards, and support research needs of the investigative research staff.
Position requirements include personnel management responsibilities and collaboration with internal hospital departments, outside equipment venders, and service contractors. The CCM Facility Manager must understand and champion teamwork, staff empowerment, standardization of processes and continuous improvement initiatives while collaborating with other CCM managers and professional staff in the standardization and continuous improvement of department initiatives.
Principal Duties And Responsibilities
Supervises facility staff including conducting regular performance evaluations, support mentoring and career develop, provide skills assessment and training. Active participant in necessary disciplinary process for research animal specialists working in the area of oversight.
Manage day-to-day operations of RAS staff providing animal health checks, husbandry services (cage changes, water bottle changes, colony management, etc), sanitation/cagewash activities, equipment preventative maintenance, and quality assurance by scheduling tasks, motivating staff to achieve targets, and assisting as needed
Assure daily husbandry and welfare standards, facility maintenance, animal receipt, transfers, euthanasia, importation/exportation and safety requirements are adequately and efficiently met.
Manage team-based work assignments, facilitate workplace organizational improvements, and structured team problem solving.
Interface with procurement and the animal bioware system to manage facility imports/exports, housing of new animal arrivals, and daily facility animal census operations.
Conduct facility orientation training for new researchers. This includes scheduling of training, credential review, and experience assessment.
Direct new researchers to CCM resources for training.
Responsible for inventory management within assigned animal facilities assuring adequate supplies a
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
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