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The needs of patients drive research at Mayo Clinic. As doctors treat patients and see opportunities for advancing patient care, they work together with Mayo scientists and research teams to develop new and improved diagnostic tools, medications, devices, treatment protocols and more. Encouraging and including contributions from diverse individuals is critical to Mayo Clinic's future. By leveraging the strengths that each diverse individual and group brings to the table, Mayo Clinic gains the strategic advantages of accelerated innovation, better problem solving, enhanced productivity and job satisfaction, improved quality, and, most importantly, provides better ways to meet the needs of our patients.
Responsible for the management and development of the animal care technicians to ensure they are providing quality animal care for all research animals. Ensures that all animal care technicians are properly trained in all aspects of their position. Assumes overall responsibility among the animal care technicians for the weekly routine., Develops, tests and revises Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in accordance with the Quality Management System. Assesses the need for capital equipment/improvements, supplies/services, and takes appropriate action within budgetary parameters. Assists in the development of the MCR Quality metrics each quarter and assists with yearly QMS plans. Works directly with the principal Investigators to meet DCM demands for space and animal moves. Works directly with Safety, Occupational Health, Waste Management, Facilities, Engineering and Quality Offices as well as outside vendors, maintains all animal, facility, and census records. Performs additional job-related functions as detailed by the staff veterinarians and operations manager.
Associate Degree and 4 years of lab animal experience required. Preference for degree in animal science.
Bachelor’s degree preferred. Demonstration of successful leadership and management traits in a business or organizational setting. Must be able to work well with others and follow directions.
License or certification
AALAS certification at technician or technologist level is required within 12 months of employment. AALAS certification as a Certified Manager Animal Resources is preferred.
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $2,128.00, based on a full-time position.
Monday - Friday; start time/end time TBD
Rotational weekends/holidays on-call
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
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