Under general direction of the Vivarium Operations Manager, the incumbent support the administration and operations of the Campus Vivaria, which includes a specific pathogen-free (SPF) rodent facility with strict biosecurity practices and standards. Currently there are several facilities supporting approximately 60 Principal Investigators (PIs) and housing ten animal species. The Vivarium Operations Supervisor will support the management of vivaria operations including directing environmental and routine care of all animals housed in the vivaria and ensuring and implementing changes in day-to-day operations as required to maintain continued compliance with the guidelines set forth by the various regulations (AWA, PHS Policies, Guide, etc.), and IACUC. The Supervisor will serve as a back-up for Lead Technicians across the campus vivaria and will ensure that entry level technicians are appropriately trained and assigned to cover daily operating functions in all campus vivaria while fostering a safe workplace. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Licenses License Requirement Valid CA driver's license OR Valid Class A driver's license. Required
Certifications Certification Requirement Forklift certification within six (6) months of being in position. Required CMAR Certified through AALAS, or eligibility for CMAR Preferred LAT Certification or higher with AALAS Required
Experience Experience Requirement 4 - 7 years of related experience. Required Related experience in a UC or other higher education setting. Preferred Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred
Minimum Requirements Computer competency.
Basic ability to identify behavioral or health issues with animal(s) under care and report to vet or supervisor any changes or unusual behavior or physical issues that need attention.
Basic skills in leadership, interpersonal communication, motivation of staff and team-building.
Working knowledge of facility management.
Basic skills in animal husbandry, record-keeping and inventory control.
Basic analytical and problem-solving skills.
Working knowledge of animal care and safety and regulatory environments.
Demonstrated skills in performing para veterinary procedures including anesthetizing, bleeding, administering medications and injections, and euthanizing animals.
Demonstrated knowledge of Federal, State and local health and safety regulations for Vivaria operations.
Background and knowledge of modern laboratory animal husbandry including dogs, fish, cats, reptiles, rabbits, rodents, amphibians and avian species.
Preferred Qualifications Experience successfully applying AAALAC accreditation standards, along with research facility requirements used by the USDA, to provide professional guidance regarding planning and necessary maintenance.
Experience in evaluating facility practices and design for regulatory compliance.
Experience in IACUC protocol review process.
Experience using electronic resources to produce teaching materials, documents, maintains animal care records and other information necessary to the mission of the laboratory animal program.
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UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
- UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
- In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.
- UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.
- In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.
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