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CCMG Supervisor, Animal Resources Centre, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 13762

Updated: Yesterday

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Animal Resources Centre in the Cumming School of Medicine is currently seeking a Full-time Regular CCMG Supervisor.

Reports to the Operations Manager, Animal Resources Centre, Cumming School of Medicine working with the Manager to provide and monitor service and support functions for the Clara Christie Centre for Mouse Genomics.

He/she is an in-scope supervisor for approximately 10 Permanent Full Time and 4 Recurring Part Time animal care staff and one core support staff member dedicated to that facility.

Maintain up-to-date knowledge of current protocols and researchers activities. High impact of error may result in loss of valuable research related data and financial impact on P.I. and/or ARC.
Work may require exposure to dangerous material or situations. Requires moderate to heavy physical tasks. May be at risk for developing allergies from animals, latex, or other substances. Shifts may require weekend work and on call.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Ensure high standard of animal care to the research community
  • Ensure positive relationships are developed with researchers and the ARC staff
  • Provide instruction, education and mentoring to researchers, research technicians, research trainees and ARC staff members in the Clara Christie Centre for Mouse Genomics
  • Efficient use of IRISS to access pertinent information about protocol activities occurring within the HSARC
  • Act as a resource and provide technical assistance to researchers, HSARC management and staff members of the Clara Christie Centre for Mouse Genomics, ensuring proper technical and safety procedures are followed at all times and that staff and users have the required information before working in this area
  • Provide day to day supervision of the Clara Christie Centre for Mouse Genomics
  • Participate in high quality staff recruitment as well as evaluation of staff performance, training, delegation of workload, coordination of vacation and absences in a manner that will ensure normal operation of the facility, development and implementation of training programs, review of staff time sheets, and resolution of staff conflict and workplace issues
  • Participate with Operations Manager ARC and Human Resources Consultant, Support Services in staff discipline issues
  • Motivate and support staff in team development, tasks and achievement of goals
  • Meet regularly with Operations Manager to assess, develop and implement new methods and processes and to discuss staffing requirements
  • Ensure relations with campus departments and external resources are developed for the successful operation of the department`s infrastructure
  • Possess knowledge of sterilization and decontamination processes
  • Ensure that Standard Operating Procedures are current and up-to-date
  • Ensure regular maintenance and safe operation of equipment in the area such as laminar flow change stations, ventilated caging systems, autoclave and anesthetic delivery systems, as well as assess needs for and evaluation of new equipment
  • Must have knowledge of quarantine operation and biocontainment
  • Participate in facility design and renovations and contribute to equipment selection
  • Ensure provision of sterile goods and monitoring sterility of these items as well as availability of all supplies for the Clara Christie Centre for Mouse Genomics
  • Required to provide written reports on processes, procedures and staff issues, as required
  • Requires recordkeeping - billing, population density, breeding records, as well as staff information

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Diploma as an Animal Health Technologist/Technician or Bachelor of Science degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in an institutional animal care facility with at least 1 year of supervisory/leadership responsibilities
  • Requires high degree of analytical skills in carrying out technical procedures with a high impact of error
  • In-depth knowledge of theory, procedures and skills in areas of specialized husbandry and complex technical procedures
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English
  • Good record keeping skills with attention to detail
  • Knowledge of operation and maintenance of equipment and sterilization equipment
  • Knowledge, design and writing of Standard Operating Procedures
  • Desirable qualifications are certification as a RLAT; RMLAT desirable
  • A sound knowledge of CCAC guidelines, University and Departmental policies & procedures and Health Canada Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines
  • A sound knowledge of principles of sanitation, disinfection and sterilization, disease control and health monitoring
  • Good computer skills in a Word environment and internet skills

Application Deadline:  September 20, 2017

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted. 

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

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