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Senior Manager, Vivarium

Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience

Quincy, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 7, 2023

POSITION SUMMARY

This upper-level role will support our vivarium program, oversee vivarium managers and associates, and help expand our program in both size and scope. This employee is responsible for planning vivarium activities and ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. In addition, they will propose and implement new opportunities to improve our workflow with the main overarching goal of balancing scientific innovation and animal welfare.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead a high performing team with a strong focus on collaboration and communication
  • 1:1 management of Managers, Research Associates, Technologists, and Technicians
  • Conduct monthly meetings with indirect reports
  • Conduct hiring and reassignments to satisfy departmental needs
  • Manage mouse colony to ensure company goals are met while reducing waste
  • Lead departmental meetings and participate in company meetings
  • Develop SOPs with a focus on process optimization, AAALAC compliance, and biocontainment for use in Animal Care and Use Program handbook
  • Prepare program for AAALAC accreditation via personnel management and documentation
  • Ensure compliance with OLAW, IACUC, AWA, AVMA, and AAALAC standards
  • Fill-in for other departmental roles as needed
  • Support operational budget planning and purchase of CAPEX equipment
  • Analyze and present departmental data at company and industry meetings
  • Interface with laboratory, operations, and management staff
  • Perform euthanasia techniques per AVMA guidelines (primary method: CO2)
  • Follow Institutional, local, state, and federal regulations, policies, and procedures to ensure proper animal care, health, and welfare
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 8+ years of lab animal experience
  • Personnel management experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, animal science, or related field required
  • Experience in an AAALAC accredited facility preferred
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English required
  • AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technologist level (LATg) preferred; must sit for exam within 12 months of employment
  • AALAS certification of Certified Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR) preferred

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Lift 40lbs
  • Walk and stand for several hours per day
  • Perform repetitive motions (bend, squat, kneel, twist, reach above shoulder height, bottle capping, push/pull)
  • Perform quick, simple grasping motion with both hands for several hours per day