The Animal Care Facility Supervisor is a working supervisor that monitors the daily operations inside of the Animal Care Facility (ACF). This role coordinates and oversees all duties assigned to the Animal Care Technicians (ACTs). All work must be done in accordance to Standard Operating Procedures(SOPs), institutional policies and guidelines, Federal regulations (USDA, OLAW, OSHA) and accrediting bodies (AAALAC).
- Required: Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Required: AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level.
- Preferred: AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) level.
- 3-5 years of direct animal research experience
- Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
- Must be willing to work and contribute effectively in a team setting.
- Must be an effective communicator including the ability to give constructive feedback to team members.
- Must be able to effectively coach team members with different backgrounds.
- Must have the ability to learn Brown University’s computer applications; Workday, Gmail, etc.
- Must be able to use computer based systems for managing animal census, animal receipt, animal health information and individual animal medical records.
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Must have the ability to be positive, calm and patient even during a crisis.
- Must be capable of working independently and monitoring the work of others.
- Must be able to correspond in a clear, respectful and timely manner with researchers in writing and verbally in a manner that is customer-focused while assuring regulatory compliance.
- Must have the ability to train, coach and mentor team members to departmental standards.
- Must attend all required training for hazards and other required Environmental Health & Safety programs.
- Must be willing to work in ABSL1 , ABSL 2 environment & with radiation and chemical hazards.
- Animal Care Technicians work with a wide variety of animals and must learn about different housing and care needs of each species.
- There is a risk of being bitten and/or scratched, including ABSL2 exposure.
- There is the possibility of being exposed to chemical, biological and radiation hazards.
- Many tasks are repetitive.
- Must be responsive to fast paced, dynamic work environment with changing priorities.
- After-hours, weekend and holiday work is required.
- Must wear personal protective equipment e.g. masks, shoe covers, gloves, eye protection, and disposable overalls as required
- Must attend all required safety training and adhere to the animal care occupational health and wellness policy.
- Criminal background and education check required.
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Animal Care Facilities Supervisor
Animal Care Facility
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