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The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) is an Organized Research Unit which conducts interdisciplinary research programs on significant human health related problems where non-human primates are the animal models of choice. In addition to its major efforts in the area of research, the CNPRC is also committed to its missions of teaching and service.

Under limited direction of the Senior Manager for Primate Medicine, the Operations Manager for Clinical Medicine Services will provide appropriate clinical environment to support biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues and nonhuman primate health and biology.

The Operations Manager of Primate Medicine Services is expected to assure that clinical needs of the hospital and outpatient services areas meet CNPRC's colony management and academic research goals and objectives. Manage the hospital and outpatient areas to assure animal health is a top priority and manage the highest quality of clinical care that includes but not limited to provision of clinical procedures, minor surgical procedures, dental manipulations, medical treatments, and implementation of preventative care to a large non-human primate animal colony.

Assure that clinical and research support services meets CNPRC academic research goals and objectives, ensures regulatory compliance, and ensures animal welfare. Within the limits of available resources, the Operations Manager must provide the components necessary to ensure a high level of animal care (nonhuman primates) in veterinary medicine.

Manage and provide quality and efficient clinical veterinary medicine services. Support professional veterinary staff and the AHT 4 Supervisor. Manage the veterinary student employee program. Conduct analysis and evaluations of the veterinary program with the goals of improving efficiency and efficacy of colony care and veterinary research support. Review practices for purchasing, billing and workflow to improve cost control and efficiency.

Work with other areas in Primate Services to facilitate integration and coordination. Oversee the provision of daily medical care and associated workflow, leading and guiding as well as providing in-service training to professional veterinarians and technical staff in the implementation of medicine and care. Participate with PIs and researchers in the development of research protocol design, implementation and program development. Collaborate and provide clinical research consultation and veterinary medical care management of project animals. Participate and collaborate on multidisciplinary and independent clinical research activities supporting CNPRC research goals and objectives. Maintain and provide expert clinical and medical guidance and advice regarding care and use of nonhuman primates to research scientists and managing all medical and clinical care activities.

Oversee the maintenance of clinical support equipment. Encourage the participation of all staff to represent primate medicine services on a national and international level through participation in workshops, webinars, and other venues. Responsible for assisting Management with maintaining USDA, NIH, and other federal, state, and local regulations and AAALAC guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications:
-DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary medical college or school and eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of California. Board-certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Successful completion of a residency program in Laboratory Animal Science.

-Minimum of 5 years of experience in laboratory animal medicine and 3 years of experience managing a complex research and teaching primate hospital with an outpatient unit with a focus on streamlining efficiency and effectiveness of clinical medical care, animal preventative and emergency care programs.

-Managerial experience in preventive medicine programs required for laboratory housed nonhuman primates, including vaccination, parasitology, bacteriology, and virology screening programs.

-Senior-level professional veterinary experience in clinical medicine as it applies to diagnostics, surgical procedures, and medical treatment of a wide variety of laboratory animals such as nonhuman primates, rodents, agricultural species, and other exotic species.

-Senior clinician level of knowledge and/or experience in medical primatology as it applies to diagnostics, surgical procedures, and medical treatment of nonhuman primates. Proven clinical care program management focused on clinical and surgical skills.

-Professional level experience in management of professional veterinary staff and technicians with an emphasis on preventative medicine in a large and complex animal research facility, and focused on research facilitation.

-Knowledge of institutional, local, state, national, and international rules and regulations governing the use and care of laboratory animals (USDA Animal Welfare Act, ILAR Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Endangered Species Act, FDA Good Laboratory Practice Regulations, and California Public Health Law).

-Managerial-level knowledge of humane care, use, and housing of animals with understanding of standards and guidelines as established by the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).

-Experience to analyze, prioritize, and delegate resources while managing multiple projects and programs.

-Experience in process improvement management with a focus on quality of care and service.

-Experience addressing sensitive issues; experience in communications associated with the use of laboratory animals such as nonhuman primates in biomedical and translational research.

Preferred Qualifications:
-USDA accreditation to perform federally mandated duties associated with operation of a laboratory animal research facility.

-Experience working with a variety of nonhuman primate species or other complex animal models.

-Experience using strategic budget/accounting skills to produce a budget plan and rates; forecast trends; to conduct periodic cost analyses of operations; and to share per diem costs with clients and projected recharge and per diem costs with investigators.

-Skills to assess ongoing and potentially changing personnel needs within the established budget and requests for revisions to the budget.

-Skills to establish influence and maintain collaborative relationships with diverse individuals (faculty, staff, students, and industry stakeholders) while providing and ensuring quality veterinary care and programmatic and regulatory compliance.

-Management experience to hire, train, develop, mentor and effectively manage employees (professional, represented and technical) and ensure smooth day-to-day operations.

-Contributions to the field of laboratory animal research and/or medicine at local and national levels.

-Experience with meeting animal care, housing, and research regulatory requirements.

-Experience in grant proposal preparation, preferably NIH format.

-BioSafety, Crisis Management, and Occupational Health and Safety Training.

-Knowledge of gross necropsy procedures and basic histopathology of nonhuman primates.

-Skills to teach in a classroom and clinical settings, seminar format, and on a one-to-one basis.

-Skills to give written and oral presentations at national and international meetings.

-Management experience and expertise to support biomedical research, facilitate research needs, and work with investigators.

$7,425.00 - $13,116.67/MO (Budgeted Starting Salary) COE

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Application Procedure:
To view the complete position posting and to submit an application on-line visit; Requisition Number #03023297

The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator & Employer (A.A./E.O.E.E.)

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For Full Consideration Apply By: 08-30-2019

Contact Information:
steve O'Conner
one shields ave
davis, CA 95606

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