Assistant Supervisor Animal Care - Animal Resources Center
Categories: Research & Laboratory Support
Department: Animal Resources Center-Admin
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
Experience and Education
One year of experience in an animal care facility/operations. Prior supervisory experience preferred. Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) or Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) preferred or eligibility.
- Assists with the oversight of the animal care staff of the vivaria.
- Has knowledge of species specific handling, restraint, breeding and technical skills.
- Responsible for training and mentoring of animal care staff. Makes recommendations to Supervisor for promotions.
- Oversees record keeping for the animal care program (animal room logs, census, breeding, technical services, etc.).
- Conducts facility inspections and assist in managing the quality assurance program in the animal facilities. Determines needs and makes recommendations for staffing and new/replacement equipment and/or services.
- Assists in ensuring facility and equipment maintenance is meeting operational standards.
- Assists faculty and investigators to determine project requirements for animal resources, housing and care.
- Assists in training and ensuring safety programs are followed. Participates in work start meetings for new projects and biohazard work (ABSL1-3 practices).
- Assist in maintaining compliance for accreditation of animal care program (ARC SOPs, IACUC policy, the Guide, AWA, NIH guidelines, USDA, CDC, PHS policy, etc.).
- Assists in writing and presenting animal care staff evaluations. Implements ARC attendance policy.
- Assists in the disciplinary actions for animal care and husbandry staff.
- Provides backup oversight of the facility in the absence of the Supervisor.
- Direct contact with a variety of animal species.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
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