School/Unit Harvard Medical School Sub-Unit New Eng Reg Primate Res Ctr Location USA - MA - Southborough Job Function Research Time Status Full-time Schedule Monday through Friday Department HMS - NEPRC Salary Grade 056 Union 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Duties & Responsibilities
Reporting to the Manager of Animal Care the Animal Care Facilities Supervisor coordinates all aspects of the day-to-day management and operation of a section of the New England Primate Research Center’s (NEPRC) animal facilities, including the animal husbandry.
The Animal Care Facilities Supervisor is responsible for the direct supervision of up to 20 or more animal care technicians including the direct supervision of an Animal Care Facilities Assistant Supervisor. Responsibilities include but are not limited to assigning work schedules, coordinating and supervising weekend staffing for all animal care facilities, maintaining personnel records, monitoring performance, maintaining adequate inventory of animal food, bedding and other supplies etc. In compliance with regulatory agencies, assists with the improvement and implementation of facility standard operating procedures (SOP's) and NEPRC policies ensuring staff compliance. Provides training and orientation for new staff; participates in the occupational health and safety program within the area of responsibility. In conjunction with clinical veterinary staff, participates in non-human primate colony health surveillance. The supervisor may be required to assist research and veterinary staff with experimental or veterinary treatments. S/He is responsible for communicating regularly with the Manager of Animal Care as well as other supervisors and staff members. On-call weekend and holiday rotations will be required.
Basic Qualifications Bachelor’s degree required; Minimum of 4 years experience in laboratory animal care facilities management. Individual must be eligible for completion of Laboratory Animal Technologist (LAT) certification by the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) within six months of employment. Additional Qualifications Degree majoring in Animal or Biological Science with LAT certification by the AALAS preferred. Previous experience with non-human primates and rodent breeding colony is helpful. Demonstrated ability to work with and manage individuals from diverse backgrounds; previous experience with performance management is a plus. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary for interaction with multiple layers of personnel within the organization. Ability to work independently and in a team oriented environment. Outstanding organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail are essential. Individual must be capable of enforcing and implementing appropriate policies and procedures on a consistent basis.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly frequently to type at a computer.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Additional Information This position requires the completion of a satisfactory health screening clearance prior to the start of employment.
The New England Primate Research Center is located outside of the Boston area and is not accessible by public transportation. Pre-Employment Screening Criminal