At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we're not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we're driving excellence and improving outcomes. We're treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.
In compliance with applicable New York and New Jersey State regulatory authorities, COVID-19 vaccination (2 doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) is mandatory for all MSK employees, contingent workers, and volunteers. Exceptions are permitted for those employees who request and receive an approved medical or fully remote exemption.
*Staff working at a MSK New Jersey location must be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, which includes having completed the primary COVID-19 vaccination series and booster once eligible as mandated by New Jersey State. All New Jersey staff not yet eligible for a booster must receive a booster within 3 weeks of becoming eligible as a condition of continued employment at MSK.
Note: Individuals are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster five months after receiving the second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two months after the J&J vaccine.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our Research Animal Resource Center(RARC) as an Assistant Manager for Animal Facilities! Responsibilities are performed with minimal direction to ensure efficient and effective operations, adherence to regulations and policies, and quality care for animals.
Are you ready to take your next step in your career in Animal Resources?
The Assistant Manager, Animal Facilities is responsible for:
Supervises the daily functions and activities of all levels of animal care staff in collaboration with the Facility Manager and Senior Leadership.
Participates in hiring, orienting, evaluating, and disciplinary action of animal care staff. Responds to employees' questions and provides guidance on how to proceed.
Provides oversight of the animal facility when a Facility Manager is on vacation or out sick.
Approves vacation requests and assesses overtime needs with justifications.
Assists with oversight of the daily operations of the assigned animal facilities or the logistics and equipment section.
Ensures maintenance of quality control programs related to animal care to ensure proper practices are consistently followed.
Leads all aspects of staff responsible for the maintenance and care of specialized equipment, including, but not limited to, individually ventilated cage racks, animal transfer stations, biosafety cabinets, autoclaves and departmental vehicles used for transport of animals and equipment.
Participates in the development and implementation of written protocols (SOPs) for animal care, sanitation, equipment maintenance, animal receiving and environmental monitoring.
Advises animal care staff in procedures necessary to ensure disease control and treatment programs as determined by the veterinary staff.
Coordinates the reporting of animal health problems from the animal care staff to appropriate paraprofessional and professional staff.
Addresses, in a timely manner, issues raised during semiannual facility inspections conducted by the IACUC and those cited by regulatory authorities.
A minimum of 2 years supervisory experience with additional prior experience in the capacity of a lead in an animal care and use program required.
An Associate's or higher degree in a related field is preferred; Advanced degree in Animal Science also acceptable in lieu of the LAT requirement (If not LAT must be acquired within 6 months of hire).
Certification by AALAS as an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician(ALAT) required.
Certification by AALAS as a Laboratory Animal Technician(LAT) or Laboratory Animal Technologist(LATG) preferred. Must obtain either LAT or LATG within one year from hire if not certified at LAT or LATG level.
Must be knowledgeable in the operation of a large animal resource facility and program, including facility operations, equipment function, specialized husbandry procedures, and staffing levels
Computer skills required include ability to perform word processing, database entry, and construct and develop spreadsheets.
Oral communication skills required to explain information to a varied audience.
Math skills required to account for payments, verify reports and to analyze bills and invoices.
Administrative skills required include organizing and maintaining files/records and approving and processing requisitions.
Work assignments may include weekends and holidays, and requires occasional after hour contact.
Our Hiring Process
You review the posting, agree it sounds like an excellent fit & apply ->Talent Acquisition contacts you to schedule a phone interview (if your profile aligns) -> after speaking with the Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will connect with the Hiring Manager by phone or video -> if your experience is a fit, you will move forward to a video call or on-site visit with the team -> post-interview feedback->ideally an offer!
>reference check & onboarding-> orientation & official welcome to MSK.
Competitive compensation packages | Sick Time |Generous Vacation+ 12 holidays to recharge & refuel| Internal Career Mobility & Performance Consulting | Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA & Dependent Care|403b Retirement Savings Plan Match|Tuition Reimbursement |Parental Leave & Adoption Assistance |Commuter Spending Account |Fitness Discounts &Wellness Program | Resource Networks| Life Insurance & Disability | Remote Flexibility
We believe in communication, willingness, and thinking beyond your 8-hour day @ MSK. It's important to us that you have a sense of impact, community, and work/life balance to be and feel your best.
MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
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At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.