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Training Coordinator (Animal Care)

Hiring Organization:
The Bionetics Corporation

Date Posted:

Position Description:
The Training Coordinator is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of training programs for the animal care personnel at the National Center for Toxicological Research Center (NCTR) in Jefferson, Arkansas. Must maintain, update and create training materials. Works with supervisors and managers to ensure the animal care personnel receives required/needed training.

? Develop, implement, and maintain an effective training program that provides animal care staff with the knowledge and resources necessary to consistently perform responsibilities and expectations outlined in job descriptions without supervision. Training will include hands on classes and online e-learning modules, for animal care staff on proper animal husbandry, behavior, handling techniques, restraint, injections, and blood draws for a variety of species. Maintain components and documentation of the training program as required by federal law, IACUC and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulations. Identify and develop opportunities and mechanisms to prepare animal care personnel for AALAS certification examinations at the ALAT, LAT, and LATG levels.
? Develop resource materials for a range of species and topics, including but not limited to mice, rats, non-human primates, aquatics, anesthesia, analgesia, asepsis, suturing and surgical techniques, in support of training classes or online modules.
? Schedule and conduct training activities in the appropriate format, setting and frequency based on the purpose of the training and the targeted audience.
? Observe animal care personnel performing procedures in the animal facility to assess the level of skill and proficiency, effectiveness of training, identify and correct gaps in training, and identify new training opportunities. Ensure that animal care and support staff assigned to each position are trained and proficient in such a way that the work is accomplished in accordance with SOPs and facilities policies. Follow-up with unfulfilled training requirements and deficiencies. Provide necessary retraining and cross training where and when needed. Prepare reports of findings to management with recommendations on retraining and improvement
? Develop and implement processes and procedures to document and track company provided training activities for animal care personnel in a secure but easily retrievable location and format.
? Work with the Behaviorist and Clinical Veterinarian to develop, train, and implement a positive reinforcement training program for nonhuman primates.


? Perform other related duties as assigned.


Occasionally ? Climbing, Stooping, Kneeling

Often ? Reaching, Standing, Sitting, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Talking, Hearing, Seeing

Lifting/Moving Requirements ? Minimum of 50 pounds


Work is performed mainly indoors in a laboratory environment and/or in an animal care, barrier facility, surgical or test procedure facility, diet/water prep facility, or animal housing/bedding cleaning and prep areas. Work may require use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in both areas. Work area may be prone to hot and humid conditions, and subject to objectionable odors, aerosols, dust, animal dander, and noise.

Candidates should submit their resumes to:
Address: The Bionetics Corporation, 101 Production Drive, Ste. 100, Yorktown, VA 23693, Attn: Susan Hayes
Fax: 757-952-3700

VEVRAA Federal Contractor
Employability in the U.S. and pre-employment drug screen required.

? Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent. A.S/B.S. degree in biology, animal science, or similar discipline preferred.
? AALAS Certification at the LATG Level (or achieving this certification within 1 year of employment).
? Minimum of two (2) years relevant hands-on animal experience in a work or classroom setting.
? Teaching and/or training experience needed.
? Husbandry, technical, and proper clinical skills and techniques for laboratory animal species including nonhuman primates and rodents;
? Excellent written and verbal commutations skills;
? Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative and flexible team environment.
? Perform duties with a high degree of motivation, independence, and enthusiasm
? Excellent oral and written communication skills
? Program development, including but not limited to: editing, brainstorming, problem-solving, writing, and giving/accepting feedback
? Comfort with public speaking
? Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint
? Husbandry, Handling, restraint and other relevant clinical skills and techniques (e.g., injections, gavage, blood collection, surgical skills) with various laboratory animal species
? Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative and flexible team environment
? Perform duties with a high degree of motivation, independence, and enthusiasm

$45,000-$54,000, dependent upon experience

Term of Appointment:

Contact Information:
Susan Hayes
101 Production Drive, Suite 100
Yorktown, VA 23693

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