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Program Manager, Animal Resources - Veterinary Medicine & Surgery

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Jul 23, 2022

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The Veterinary Medicine and Surgery department exists to serve MD Anderson research programs. Our primary mission is to provide the best possible veterinary care, facilities and services in support of the institutional animal care and use program, in keeping with all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) accreditation standards.


Staff Supervision
  • Supervise, train, monitor and evaluate assigned personnel to maintain AAALAC standards in animal housing rooms and support areas.
  • Make recommendations to the Section Chief, for hire, merit increases, and promotions.
  • Coordinate, implement, and evaluate the various activities, functions, and procedures related to the departmental education activities.
  • Coordinates these activities with the DVMS sections, departments, and Core Services with which the section interacts.
  • Provides work direction and assures all users of the animal facility follow departmental policies and procedures.
  • Maintains Kronos time for assigned staff.

Training Program Development and Oversight:
  • Administer and oversee the animal care and use training.
  • Monitor curriculum and general class performance and mentor section staff in educational activities.
  • Assign training services requests to subordinates and ensure that DVMS personnel assigned to projects have adequate training and are proficient in experimental methodologies.
  • Regularly reviews and revises sections SOPs. Assist Chair and Director, AFBO, in development and maintenance of training related policies.
  • Prepare, assemble, compile and maintain training records and various other statistics in an organized manner for reporting, accounting, and billing purposes.
  • Coordinate Tech Talk and related events. Work with other TMC educational staff as part of this coordination.
  • Coordinate logistics of professional and paraprofessional externships, internships, and other related programs.

  • Ensure that all training activities are accurately and appropriately documented.
  • Provide guidance for other sections on training record best practices.
  • Performs the job duties of all subordinates when there is a lack of available personnel.
  • May be required to participate in emergency ride-out procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required: Bachelor's degree in Animal Science or related field.


Required: Six years of experience in an animal care facility/operations to include three years in a supervisory/management role. Successful completion of the LEADing Self Accelerate program may substitute for one year of required supervisory or management experience.


Required: Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) within 180 days of eligibility but no more than 1,275 days. Any employee hired or rehired after September 1, 2012 must possess required certification. Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.
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