About the position
Position Summary
Performs, oversees, and coordinates projects and husbandry services in the research animal facility. Oversees one or more entire animal facilities to promote smooth operation, regulatory compliance, and productive interaction with staff from research laboratories. Manages the animal care and husbandry program, along with the operation and maintenance of the animal facilities in accordance with the regulations and guidelines of Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service, and University policies. Manages the animal care operations and budget to assure a quality animal care program that supports the research and teaching at Washington University.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Plan, direct, supervise and coordinate the daily activities of the supervisors and staff in the designated area.
Manage up to forty direct and indirect reports, including interviewing, on-the-job training, performance management and evaluation, career development discussions, and oversight of employee work schedules and attendance.
Monitor daily operations, such as coordination of preventive maintenance and sanitizing schedules within the facilities and for associated equipment to assure they are in compliance with government regulations and standard operating procedures and policies.
Maintain records to allow accurate reporting for regulatory compliance.
Manage personnel and supply budget; ensure optimal availability of supplies and equipment for use in the efficient operation of the animal research facilities.
Communicate effectively with research technicians, animal users, principal investigators/faculty, Facilities Maintenance, and EHS to assure safe and smooth operation of the animal facility.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree, relevant professional certification (e.g. CMAR certification by AALAS), at least six years of relevant supervisory experience in a regulated environment such as a research animal facility or hospital.
Experience with ABSL2 and ABSL3 is highly desired.
Ability to understand of regulations regarding research animals and safety.
Demonstrated effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
The ability to organize and prioritize work for self and staff.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree plus six years of relevant experience in university, hospital or large corporate/industrial complex; or equivalent combination of education and experience totaling ten years, with
Company Name
Washington University St. Louis

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For Questions contact the Recruitment Team at CandidateQuestions@wustl.edu.