About the position
Animal Care Manager
Research Animal Resources (RAR) is hiring for the position of Animal Care Manager. This position will be responsible for supervising and directing the activities of approximately half of the department's 10 animal care supervisors in collaboration with a second Animal Care Manager. Together, the Animal Care Managers and Supervisors oversee a team of nearly 100 people responsible for the care of laboratory animals across the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. This management role is intended to provide another level of support to the supervisors and staff in the department, ensuring all safety, sanitation, and research requirements are followed and that the needed resources (human, facilities, and equipment) are available. The manager will also be asked to lead and oversee various husbandry-related projects.
The work duties for this position are complex and varied and will require the interpretation of technical and detailed guidelines, policies, and procedures. Analytical ability is needed to gather and interpret data and information to aid in making decisions regarding refining methods, processes, and techniques used to maintain high quality animal care and customer service. Innovation, critical thinking, and problem solving are an essential underlying part of the job duties described within this posting. Also, a balanced commitment to the employees, animals and management must be maintained.
This position reports to the RAR Assistant Director of Operations.
• BA/BS degree plus at least 5 years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal at least 9 years
• Direct managerial experience of employees, >2 year in duration
• Direct managerial experience with bargaining unit employees
• Supervisory experience in the laboratory animal industry
• ALAT or higher certification through AALAS
• Hands-on experience working with multiple research animal species
• Thorough understanding of cage wash and vivarium sanitation operations
• Excellent communication skills and experience working in a university setting with diverse staff, laboratory researchers and research models
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to be successful in position:
• Possess communication, independence and leadership skills needed to interact with veterinary technician employees, professional staff, other technical and administrative staff,
University of Minnesota
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