About the position
What you will do!
Oversee the operations of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) contract, consisting of 8 facilities in Maryland and 1 facility in Montana. You will ensure that all contract deliverables are met; prepare budgets for fiscal year allocations; generate LOEs and Response Letters for the Government’s Request for Contract Modifications; develop level of efforts for NIAID and their Interagency Agreement Institutes’ facilities; interact with client representatives to resolve various inquiries; as well as participate in the development of projections for equipment, supplies, and personnel needed to effectively operate the research facilities. Assist facility managers and staff to establish specifications for recommendations for the selection and purchase of animal care related equipment; as well as develop, review, and write site specific standard operating procedures for the care of laboratory animals, and the operation of the facility. You will also assist in the review and analysis of operational needs and make recommendations for improvement.

In this role, you will act as corporate liaison to designated contract business clients to assess contract performance; supervise direct reports; conduct or participate in interviews of applicants for open positions; be actively involved in personnel investigations and outcomes; as well as coordinate personnel scheduling. Serve as temporary backfill for Project Managers during vacancies, you may be asked to train and mentor members of the management team. Hold meetings to keep staff informed of projects, policies, and procedures; as well as assist in assessing training needs, including developing and delivering course content and materials for training, presenting training for staff and investigators, as well as continuing education of the animal care staff to achieve AALAS certification. In addition, investigate personnel problems and develop performance improvement plans, provide counseling to employees, and write employee performance evaluations.

BS degree in Animal Sciences or Biological Sciences; or an MS, Ph. D, or DVM degree. Minimum 7 years’ experience working in a large multi-level animal program, with 4 years in a manage capacity. Experience in specialty areas such as rodent, rabbit, NHP, barrier, and animal facility date management, and hazard containment. LATG required, CMAR preferred.
Company Name
Charles River Laboratories

How to Apply:
To learn more and apply online please use web address below: https://jobs.criver.com/job/Contract-Program-Manager/1045151000/