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Vivarium Supervisor

Charlottesville

Vivarium Supervisor

  • R0040938
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Research
  • The University of Virginia
The University of Virginia is looking to hire a Vivarium Supervisor. Vivarium Supervisors are responsible for directing the activities of the animal care unit. They direct the daily operation of the Vivarium, both supervising animal care staff and working closely with veterinary staff. Vivarium Supervisors coordinate activities of animal husbandry. They manage compliance with procedures, protocols, University policies, and federal and state regulations. They provide training in proper lab techniques and perform checks to ensure quality and cleanliness of labs and animal rooms. Vivarium Supervisors report to Assistant Department Supervisors and typically work independently in alignment with research goals.

Duties include:
  • Oversee Vivarium operations, reporting animal health and welfare concerns to veterinary staff and reporting any equipment failure or facilities problems to the appropriate staff members.
  • Supervise animal caregiver staff in accordance with University policies and federal guidelines. Assess staff performance, productivity, and adherence to procedures and policies, in consultation with Human Resources staff, Assistant Department Supervisor, and/ Director of Comparative Medicine.
  • Train animal caregivers and scientific staff in appropriate practices and standard operating procedures. Schedule employees to ensure proper Vivarium coverage.
  • Oversee rodent animal health surveillance programs and coordinate submission of samples with diagnostic labs.
  • Ensure proper stock of animal care items, annual certification of HEPA filtered equipment, and hazardous material signage throughout the lab.
  • Administer all University and government policies related to Vivarium operations. Report matters of research non-compliance to the Office of Animal Welfare.
  • Perform duties of Animal Caregivers, such as maintenance and oversight of animal health, performance of tests, animal husbandry, and animal biosafety as needed.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


Minimum Requirements
Education: GED/High School Diploma required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
Experience: Five years of related experience
Licensure: LAT Certification through American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)

Vaccination : This position requires compliance with UVA Health Policy OCH-002 .

Physical Demands
Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently traveling/bending/stooping. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull 20 - 50lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

Application Instructions: Please apply through Workday and complete an application online. Include the following documents:
  • A CV/Resume


All documents can be loaded into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For questions about the application process, please contact J essica Speth, Academic Recruiter. Before a formal offer of employment is extended, the selected candidate will undergo a health screening and a background check per university policy.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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