Overview

JOB SUMMARY

Under general supervision, oversees the day-to-day operations of the Wake Forest University Animal Resources Program Facilities. Coordinates work with the Operations Manager to assure compliance with federal regulations and Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care guidelines.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

High School diploma or GED equivalent with three years as a Senior Laboratory Animal Technician or equivalent experience, or Certified American Association Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Laboratory Animal Technologist.

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION

  • Valid North Carolina driver’s license.
  • American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification preferred.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Capable of performing and directing all duties as specified for Sr. LAT position.
  • Supervises, schedules, and determines the work priorities of Laboratory Animal Technicians (LATT, LAT, & SR LAT).
  • Interviews animal technician applicants and recommends employee selection.
  • Provides coaching to animal technicians to facilitate excellent work performance. Assist Operations Manager with disciplinary issues.
  • Monitors facilities and procedures for compliance to federal regulations and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
  • Addresses complaints and assists with resolving problems within the Animal Resources Program facilities.
  • Analyzes animal husbandry work processes and methods to assure optimal effectiveness.
  • Serves as liaison to the research community.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to communicate effectively and lead others
  • Good time management skills
  • Good interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Ability to perform extensive documentation and recordkeeping
  • Ability to utilize computer skills (e.g. Word, email, training modules)
  • Ability to manage and direct a team and work independently

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Indoor/outdoor work environment
  • Work includes weekend and holiday work schedules
  • Possible exposure to outdoor elements and odors
  • Exposure to animal and human pathogens and potential allergens
  • Exposure to animals that can inflict bites, kick, or scratch
  • Bending and lifting of cages, feed and bedding
  • The need to lift, push or pull heavy objects

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Negative tests for active tuberculosis
  • Color vision