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Animal Facility Manager / Vivarium Manager
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Under the direction of the Associate Director of Facility and Husbandry Operations of the BWH Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) the Facility Manager’s primary responsibility is the management of CCM Research Animal Specialist-levels 1-3 and Senior (RAS) personnel. Position responsibilities include the management and oversight of husbandry and animal care conducted within the CCM Animal Facilities. The Manager will ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, AAALAC accreditation standards, and support research needs of the investigative research staff.

Position requirements include personnel management responsibilities and collaboration with internal hospital departments, outside equipment venders, and service contractors. The CCM Facility Manager must understand and champion teamwork, staff empowerment, standardization of processes and continuous improvement initiatives while collaborating with other CCM managers and professional staff in the standardization and continuous improvement of department initiatives.

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Link: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=816317
Associate Principal Scientist - Veterinarian
Merck & Co., Inc
Responsibilities:
Balances multiple projects
Train directly and/or manage training program for training research staff in humane methods of animal care including but not limited to: Surgery and restraint of animals, as well as the proper use of anesthetics and analgesics.
Plan, organize and direct the health care and maintenance of research animals and provide leadership and technical expertise to staff.
The ideal candidate will collaboratively contribute to research study design, data interpretation and presentation of conclusions and recommendations.
Provide oversight on Operating Procedures (SOPs), regulatory guidance’s (GXPs), safety guidances and company policies and procedures.
Under minimal supervision:
Collaborates with Investigators during the development and conduct of animal research programs.
Uses technical and scientific expertise to plan, conduct and summarize complex nonclinical studies and projects and participates in scientific discussions surrounding drug development and animal model development.
Determine possible solutions to difficult technical issues and, after consultation with the appropriate staff implements these solutions.
Uses judgement to identify and solve complex problems.
Collaborates with peers within and outside of the department.
Provides clinical veterinary care consistent with professional standards and assures compliance with all federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines for animal care and use.

Link: https://jobs.merck.com/us/en/job/R183933/Associate-Principal-Scientist-Veterinarian
Manager- Vivarium
Merck
Oversees the details of animal care and related activities of Laboratory Animal Resources, to include direct supervision, training, and leadership of up to 15 animal care workers. Additional duties may include, but are not limited to: making work assignments, ensuring completion and quality, and administers personnel policies and contract employee agreements. Ensures that quality support of research laboratory animal programs is a team effort between LAR (Laboratory Animal Resources), research staff and other support organizations. Partners across projects; communicates work-related information to project teams: some contacts outside the department / Company; may represent functional group on department Engages in interdepartmental collaborations with other members of our Research and Development Division's community. Compiles managerial reports as required (ex., animal census).
Communicates effectively, both verbal and written, with departmental and research staff.
Provides direction for up to 15 animal care personnel in providing laboratory animal care and husbandry.
Oversees the ordering of animals to meet research needs. Support activities include coordinating animal purchases with area veterinarians to ensure adequate housing; equipment and manpower support are available.
In partnership with other Lab Animal Research personnel develops and implements equipment and process validation programs. This includes, but is not limited to, the validation of sanitation procedures, water testing, airborne particulate analysis, and temperature and light level testing and validation.
Maintains animal source and transaction records in compliance with our company's state and federal regulations. Develops, implements, and monitors the use of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for daily activities. Manages husbandry equipment including rack washers, bottle washers, Tunnels washers, automated bedding systems and bulk sterilizers, and trains employees in their operation.


Link: https://jobs.merck.com/us/en/job/R181485/Manager-Vivarium
Research Investigator, Comparative Medicine
Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Here at Takeda, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Research Investigator, Comparative Medicine, you will be empowered to perform advanced dosing, sample collection, and histology preparation with efficiency, accuracy, and attention to detail and a typical day will include:

Independently plans and performs complex projects supporting multiple therapeutic areas of the Company including Oncology, Neuroscience, Rare Diseases, Vaccines, and GI.
Performs advanced dosing, sample collection, and histology preparation with efficiency, accuracy and attention to detail.
Oversees daily operation of internal in vivo studies.
Responsible for integrity of data. Possesses level of expertise critical to group success. Requires minimal to no supervision.
Designated technical trainer for all in vivo users as Takeda-Boston.
Requires A.S. /B.S. or equivalent in a scientific field with 5+ years of previous laboratory animal experience.
Demonstrates proficiency in advanced technical skills including routes of administration and sample collection in laboratory rodents.
AALAS certification at the LATG level required within six months of hire.

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law
Link: https://www.takedajobs.com/job/cambridge/research-investigator-comparative-medicine-north-america/1113/11058657504
CCMS Trainer
Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine
The CCMS Trainer is responsible for executing a CCMS comprehensive training program for animal care and cage wash staff to assure proper handling and care of CCMS research animals under the direction of the Q.A. Education Manager/Director. The Trainer will be responsible for performing hands on - one on one training with new hires, temporary workers, and existing employees to meet CCMS metrics. The Trainer will understand and follow all approved SOPs and Quality Assurance Standards for animal care. The Trainer will assist in developing new training methods, preparing training materials and supplies, as well as assisting in training records management. Will also be familiar with the day-to-day activities, employees, and concerns within the facilities. Forward thinking, creative and able to assist in developing plans to enhance learning abilities and staff performance.
Link: https://careers.mountsinai.org/jobs/2776570?lang=en-us
Research Support, Behavior and Training Specialist
Pfizer
This position focuses on training colleagues in the handling, care, and cooperative handling of primarily nonhuman primates (NHPs) and also serves as a subject matter expert and key contributor to the hands-on training program and handling of NHPs and other species (e.g., habituation, positive reinforcement training). The position will aid in implementing novel approaches and continuous improvement to nonhuman primate handling and aid in implementing and expanding our cooperative training program in NHPs and other species at a GLP facility.

The primary responsibility is to be a part of a team of individuals passionate about nonhuman primate care and behavior and integral to the success of the NHP acclimation, habituation and cooperative training/ positive reinforcement program by performing tactical components NHP handling and training. This includes training colleagues in key concepts of behavior and handling as a Subject Matter Expert.
Link: https://pfizer.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PfizerCareers/job/United-States---Connecticut---Groton/Research-Support--Behavior-and-Training-Specialist_4853676
Research Support, Behavior and Training Associate
Pfizer
This position focuses on training colleagues in the handling, care, and cooperative handling of primarily nonhuman primates (NHPs) and also serves as a subject matter expert and key contributor to the hands-on training program and handling of NHPs and other species (e.g., habituation, positive reinforcement training). The position will aid in implementing novel approaches and continuous improvement to nonhuman primate handling and aid in implementing and expanding our cooperative training program in NHPs and other species at a GLP facility.

Be a part of a team of individuals passionate about nonhuman primate care and behavior and integral to the success of the NHP acclimation, habituation, and cooperative training/ positive reinforcement program by performing tactical components NHP handling and training. This includes training colleagues in key concepts of behavior and handling as a Subject Matter Expert

Create and edit shaping plans for handling, create and adjust behavior management plans, and perform temperament testing to aid in socialization program, where appropriate

Work with veterinarians and Global Training colleagues to aid in the writing and revising of training modules and for applicable programs and techniques

Work with the CM Scheduler to schedule hands-on training sessions with CM Operations and veterinary technicians in applicable programs and techniques such as acclimation, habituation, and cooperative training/ positive reinforcement program, and socialization. Complete training documentation for trainees in electronic database

Contribute to local/global teams in the refinement, continuous improvement, and innovative concepts in nonhuman primate and handling

Serve as a role model in human safety when working with and handling nonhuman primates
Link: https://pfizer.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PfizerCareers/job/United-States---Connecticut---Groton/Research-Support--Behavior-and-Training-Associate_4853684-1
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