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DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in Veterinary or Animal Science and five years of supervisory experience in a biomedical research animal facility or a combination of education and/or experience, preferred.

American Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences certification as Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) desired

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree in Veterinary or Animal Science and three years of supervisory experience in a biomedical research animal facility or a combination of education and experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles, with an active role in employee management and development. 
  • Familiarity with animal husbandry standards and regulatory requirements. 
  • Knowledge of standard operating procedures for the various species of animals used in biomedical research; USDA health and welfare standards; special handling techniques for biohazard, radioactive, or infectious materials; and standards outlined in the National Institutes of Health Guide for Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a culturally diverse environment. 
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
American Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences certification as Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level or higher, preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Frequently use a computer, stand/walk on hard surfaces, operate cage washing equipment.
  • Occasionally sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), grasp lightly/fine manipulation, writing by hand, scrub/sweep/mop/chop/mix, operate foot and/or hand controls. 
  • Ability to work in a dusty, dirty and odorous environment. 
  • Must be free of animal related allergies.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Occasional overtime, including weekends and holidays. Variable hours depending on the current needs of the unit. Lunch hours may vary and will be established per the needs of the unit. 
  • Work schedule is subject to change with prior notification. 
  • Restricted time off or vacation during peak business cycles. 
  • Work occurs in a secured facility, in an environment where animals are used for teaching and research. 
  • May require working with or being in areas where hazardous materials, animal allergens and/or infectious diseases are present.
  • Specific hazards include, but are not limited to: zoonosis, chemicals, pesticides, and solvents.
  • Must perform tasks that require the use of personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses and shoes, protective clothing, and gloves; may require use of a respirator.
WORK STANDARDS (from JDL):
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

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