A comprehensive land-, sea-, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public university and is ideally located in the rural town of Durham, with ready access to the Maine and New Hampshire seacoasts, Boston, and the White Mountains. The University actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and shared spirit of inquiry. UNH has just under 13,000 undergraduate students and 2,200 graduate students.
Responsible for overseeing the UNH Animal Resource Office (ARO) comprised of transgenic and conventional rodent models, providing veterinary services to laboratory animals housed at UNH, overseeing technical staff and student workers and monitoring husbandry and facility needs. The Associate Director/Manager oversees the implementation of veterinary medical care and husbandry services; assures compliance with all UNH policies, laws and regulations concerning the use of animals in research. On a daily basis supervises Animal Care Technicians this includes authority to authorize purchasing of supplies and materials necessary for the program. The Associate Director/Manager is expected to make decisions regarding the animals under his/her care, and personnel and resources that he/she oversees. Because the use of animals in research is highly regulated, the authority to take independent action or determine policy is known only through a thorough knowledge of applicable policies, laws, and regulations. The Associate Director/Manager is expected to support the Culture of Safety at UNH. The applicant has a critical function in providing direct research support services to faculty and their animals, and provides necessary management and oversight of the ARO.
Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree.
Acceptable Minimum Years of Experience: 3-5 years
Other minimum qualifications: Minimum qualifications are a DVM degree from an accredited veterinary program with a minimum of 3-5 years of Laboratory Animal Experience. A Diplomat of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or DACLAM eligible is highly preferred. The position assumes skills, knowledge and ability in general laboratory animal techniques, clinical, surgical and anesthesia techniques, and special diagnostic procedures related to the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease in laboratory animals in a university environment. The candidate must also possess: Highly developed interpersonal skills to interact with investigators, Knowledge of the animal welfare laws and regulations, vivarium methodology, biomedical techniques for teaching and research including rodents, and other laboratory animal species. The ability to communicate, organize, plan, supervise, and advise a wide variety of personnel. The applicant will be assisting the Director in providing service and partnership with the research program at UNH; therefore the individual's communication and interpersonal experiences and abilities in developing teamwork and an environment of inclusion and collaboration is extremely important.
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