We are seeking a Program Services Manager within the Research Animal Resources (RAR) program. The program will support the Johns Hopkins University animal research enterprise in the conduct of a wide array of animal research studies, especially those pertaining to Animal Biosafety Level (ABSL-3) containment work like COVID-19. This position is integral to developing an integrated animal modeling service for Hopkins investigators.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Manage ABSL3 facilities and its laboratories Manage ABSL3 facilities and its laboratories.
Coordinate with environmental, health and safety personnel, animal and laboratory users, and husbandry personnel on the proper use of the facilities and other related items.
Coordinate with husbandry personnel provisions for animal care.
Ensure facility compliance with rules and regulations.
Train new users.
Manage daily operations of the facility.
Ensure safety for all personnel working in the facility.
Manage, coordinate and lead animal research studies and experiments.
Manage AMS technicians and coordinate other team responsibilities like clinical case management with other veterinary technicians.
Act as liaison between researchers and RAR.
Create study budgets and other financial reports.
Write SOPs, animal care and use protocols, and other related documents.
Maintain records and conduct data analysis.
Respond to and manage clinical calls, with and upon instructions from veterinary team.
Perform animal experimental techniques as requested, including restraint, IM, IV, IP and SQ injections, blood and tissue collection, anesthesia and analgesia, surgery techniques, and animal breeding colony management.
Perform diagnostic lab techniques like in-house parasitology and basic microscopy.
Do sample, inoculum, and equipment and supplies inventory.
Order drugs and general supplies.
Control drug management and drug dosing/dispensing.
Teach/train other JHU personnel on collection, drug administration, or surgical techniques.
Research and devise new techniques as necessary.
Other duties, as assigned.
Special Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated experience using MS Excel, Word, and Outlook.
Attention to detail.
Excellent recordkeeping skills, and proficiency with use of computer programs, including spreadsheets, and databases.
Ability to work independently but must be a team player, and able to cross train with other veterinary technicians, in order to provide cross-coverage as needed.
Sitting in a seated position for extended periods of time.
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Finger and hand dexterity required to restraint animals and manipulate things.
Significant standing and walking.
Ability to lift up to 10 lbs.
Ability to operate a computer on a frequent basis.
Ability to see within parameters in order to work with animals and visualize work.
Ability to wear appropriate personnel protective equipment (PPE) as assigned for the animal housing room, especially a PAPR.
Must not have allergies to rodents like mice and rats.
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
Five years related experience in laboratory animal science or animal research.
One plus years of personnel and facility management.
Some financial management experience.
AALAS LATG certification or Academy of Surgical Research (ASR) anesthetist/specialist certification.
Work experience in use of animals in infectious disease research, especially in Animal Biosafety Level (ABSL)-3 conditions.
Experience in leading and coordinating animal research studies.
Ability to conduct statistical analyses using programs like GraphPad Prism.
Classified Title: Program Services Manager Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $54,080-$74,390-$94,710 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 7:30-4:00 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM Admin Research Animal Resources Personnel area: School of Medicine
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