Manager, Animal Care

Houston, Texas
November 20 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Department of Center of Comparative Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a competent and reliable Manager of Animal Care to supervise daily husbandry activities. This position will assist in the interviewing process, performance reviews, disciplinary actions, and recommends changes to policy and procedure to ensure that CCM & investigator's staff adhere to all BCM regulations. It is the responsibility of this position to ensure accurate and timely creation and maintenance of all associated documents and records regarding training, environmental parameters and animal health monitoring. In addition, this role oversees and manages procurement and proper storage of husbandry supplies. Shifts will include 7:00am - 4:30pm and regular on all weekends.

Job Purpose

Oversees the daily operations of one or more animal research facilities.

Job Duties

  • Maintain and update work schedules - update and maintain weekly work schedules and extra side duties for designated areas one week in advance taking into account any time off the following week.
  • Update and maintain weekend work schedules typically two months in advance taking into account any time off. Areas to schedule include cage wash, large animals, and small animals.
  • Typically have to schedule assignments for 20 + employees.
  • Monitors staff.
  • Performs a weekly walk through with leads over their designated areas to ensure work schedules are being followed and policies and procedures are being followed.
  • Performs a weekly walk through of the entire building to ensure the facility is in a clean, organized, and professional appearance. Areas include bio-hazard, quarantine, small animals, and large animals.
  • Works closely with new hires to train and ensure procedures are being followed.
  • Maintains constant communication.
  • Holds daily morning lead meetings to discuss concerns from previous day or to delegate extra assignments.
  • Holds weekly staff meetings and other meetings as needed to review trainings and policies.
  • Addresses any animal, staff/vet staff, and research personnel concerns in a confident and professional manner.
  • Maintains a positive and cooperative relationship with all employees.
  • Maintains inventory and request supplies as needed.
  • Schedules and perform facility tours with new research personnel.
  • Gives out disciplinary actions as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree. Four years of relevant experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Four years of relevant experience.
  • Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ensures adherence to standard operating procedures and industry standards.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Maintains adequate inventory of feed, bedding, and supplies to support facility operations.
  • Interacts and coordinates with veterinary staff to assure health and welfare of animals.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and interprets health monitoring results and implements necessary course of action.
  • Maintains and provides reports on facility function, personal issues, inventory, data collection, and room/animal logs and record.
  • Supervises animal care staff.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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