Animal Scientist Job Description Sample
Research Scientist-Companion Animal Global Regulatory New Product Development (Npd)
Req ID 38842 Title Research Scientist-Companion Animal Global Regulatory New Product Development (NPD) City Greenfield State / Province Indiana Country United States Region North America Company Overview Elanco is a global research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana Responsibilities Through the application of scientific training, regulatory acumen, and relevant experience, the Research Scientist will have a deep understanding of the overall pharmaceutical development process and be able to foster a molecule from a product concept through the development process to approval and data driven life cycle management (LCM) evolution for Safety and Efficacy (S&E). Specifically, the Research Scientist will: Take the lead role in developing the regulatory strategy for a product concept; critically evaluate both early and late phase data in support of product development; effectively work within a cross-functional team responsible for the creation, establishment, and delivery of an effective development program; develop and be responsible for the regulatory strategy in support of global product registration, commercialization, and LCM (S&E); lead discussions with external partners and/or customers to further refine regulatory strategies; drive submission execution to maintain compliance, meet the reporting requirements for the registration and approval of new animal drug / veterinary medicinal / specified feed additive applications, within optimal timelines and achieving business appropriate labels. Provide regulatory and technical overview of submissions (dossiers / non-CMC technical sections) pertaining to a product's approval.
The Research Scientist will also: Evaluate scientific information for potential molecule/product/ platform acquisition; participate and lead efforts within external organizations (e.g., IFAH, VICH, NOAH, AHI, AVMA, etc…) that support Elanco's business objectives; act as an internal technical and regulatory resource for existing products in support of business affiliates and Market Access / Government Affairs as well as globalization of these existing products.
Comprehension of and contribution to scientific components (existing data and literature) and how it relates to regulatory strategy
Understand and evaluate a proposed product concept to provide the best possible product for the customer and increase Probability of Technical Success (PTS)
Collaborate with New Product Value Analysis (NPVA), Research and Development Teams, and Global Marketing to develop and maintain draft launch labels (DLL)
Prepare and maintain text based Mock labels to inform commercial labelling throughout the development process
Design and develop creative regulatory strategy (e.g., submission / regulatory plan) and technical regulatory documents (e.g., data H-Submissions, Innovation Task Force (ITF), Scientific Advice etc.) based on interpretation of both regulatory and scientific information
Lead compliant commercial label delivery during pre-launch phase across major geographies (EU/US)
Knowledge of and compliance with relevant laws and regulations, and global policies and procedures
Maintain a positive business collaboration and partnership with regulatory authorities
Serve as a resource to development teams and the commercial organization to actively address informational needs, including global and regional promotional material review.
Lead the preparation and execution of project meetings (pre and post approval) with regulatory authorities as well as other external partners/customers
Lead submission preparation to provide high quality submissions, reducing questions / hearings leading to optimal review times and speed to market
Maintain a level of competency of current scientific information through review of scientific literature as well as communications with industry key opinion leaders (KOLs)
Collaborate with development teams in the design, conduct and reporting of studies (both early and late stage development)
Participate in data analysis, development of scientific data dissemination, and preparation of final reports and publications
Collaborate on and review scientific documents including protocols and final reports to assure consistency with DLL and regulatory strategy
Participate in / contribute towards improvements in processes and procedures to deliver regulatory excellence in the new product development space
38842BR Basic Qualifications
3 years experience in clinical practice
2 years experience in animal health industry
MBA or higher degree with DVM is preferred
Regulatory experience in the Animal Health industry or Competent Authority
Other regulatory educational experiences (classes, formal training, etc.)
Fluent English as a minimum
Some travel (up to 10% ) may be required
Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status
Scientist- Nutrition And Animal Science
For more than 120 years, The J. M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of consumer food and beverage products and pet food and pet snacks in North America with annual net sales of approximately $8 billion. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's®, Folgers®, Jif®, Dunkin' Donuts®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, Café Bustelo®, Martha White®, tru
Roots®, Sahale Snacks®, Robin Hood®, and Bick's®. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Meow Mix®, Milk- Bone®, Kibbles 'n Bits®, Natural Balance®, and 9Lives®. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about the Company, visit jmsmucker.com.
The Scientist - Nutrition and Animal Science will partner closely with partners within the Pet R&D organization and work with cross-functional partners to support Legal, Regulatory, Marketing, Consumer Affairs, Quality Assurance and Operations on Companion Animal Nutrition related questions.
This role will initially be located at the Big Heart Pet Brands Research and Development Center in Terminal Island, CA. In early 2017, the role will relocate to a newly built, state of the art Research and Development Center located on the JM Smucker Corporate Campus in Orrville, OH. We will offer relocation benefits to support the dual locations of this role.
Review Ingredient specifications
Verification of ingredient specifications as they pertain to ensuring correct nutrient delivery
Formulate Vitamin/Mineral Premixes & Pre-blends
Responsible for formulating vitamin, mineral and micronutrient blends to be used in complete feed formulations.
Assist formulators in producing formulations to product targets
Maintain Nutrient Database for formulation
Work with cross functional partners to coordinate regular nutrient testing to ensure database accuracy
Update annual Plant overlay ingredient database
Ensure databases accurately predict nutrient delivery at formulation and end of shelf-life.
Ensure that products are aligned with JMS nutrition philosophy and meet and/or exceed JMS's Dog and Cat nutrient standards.
Keep current of new Companion Animal Nutrition findings (internal and published nutrition research) and to have the scientific Nutrition competency to be able to apply these findings to our products, including developing/supporting new nutrition claims where required
Collaborate with other R&D Scientists to develop feeding test protocols for long and short term Nutritional studies to enable product development activities and support Nutrition claims
Supervise/conduct and summarize Nutritional studies
Provide Nutrition input, guidance, and assistance to the rest of the Pet R&D organization and cross-functional partners (e.g., Technical Services, Marketing), as needed
Participate in and contribute as a member of cross-functional project teams, providing Nutrition expertise and guidance. Provide assistance and input as needed on Nutrition communication needs
Effectively communicate research and product development results through oral presentations, training material and timely, written technical documentation (e.g., substantiation dossiers and reports. )
Possesses or is able to develop a strong understanding of ingredient nutrient delivery (bioavailability, nutrient-nutrient, ingredient-nutrient and process-nutrient interactions).
Possesses or is able to develop a strong knowledge of Companion Animal micronutrient needs, common forms used in pet foods, and idiosyncrasies of micronutrients and digestion.
Possesses or is able to develop a strong understanding of Windows based application system to maintain ingredient nutrient, cost, and formulation target and constraint data
Possesses or is able to develop a strong competence in commercial Pet Food formulation software.
EDUCATION: This position requires a MS degree or higher in Animal Nutrition or related discipline. Excellent knowledge of companion animal nutrition, nutrient requirements, biochemistry, and physiology
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED:
MS or PhD degree is preferred
Education and/or experience in applied animal nutrition is preferred
Fundamental knowledge in food processing and food science a plus
EDUCATION: This position requires a MS degree or higher in Animal Nutrition or related discipline.
- Excellent knowledge of companion animal nutrition, nutrient requirements, biochemistry, and physiology
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED:
MS or PhD degree is preferred
Education and/or experience in applied animal nutrition is preferred
Fundamental knowledge in food processing and food science a plus
Purina Animal Nutrition Sales - Grass Cattle, Companion Animal
Purina Animal Nutrition LLC (purinamills.com) is a national organization serving producers, animal owners and their families through more than 4,700 local cooperatives, independent dealers and other large retailers throughout the United States. With an uncompromising commitment to animal excellence, Purina Animal Nutrition conducts industry-leading R&D initiatives that create and sustain a valued portfolio of complete feeds, supplements, premixes, ingredients and specialty technologies for the livestock and lifestyle animal markets. Species served by Purina Animal Nutrition include both large and small animals, including cattle, horses, swine, chickens, hamsters, gerbils and rabbits. Headquartered in Shoreview, Minn., Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Lifestyle Product Specialist
- Grass Cattle, Horse & Show Feed Position Purpose:
- The Lifestyle Product Specialist
- Grass Cattle, Horse & Show Feed will focus primarily on; cattle, horse, show, and lifestyle animal feed sales.
This position offers consultative sales techniques which are utilized by calling on lifestyle animal owners within the assigned market area to evaluate and assist them with their nutritional program; the position also involves organizing and conducting effective educational meetings for 4H clubs, saddle clubs, horse enthusiasts, vets, trainers, lifestyle show clubs, etc. to enhance brand image and sell product.
The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting educational meetings/events, selling events to build store traffic, completing approximately 25 farm calls per week, and annually growing sales and market share in the above categories.
Required (Basic) Experience & Education:
Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, related field or equivalent experience.
Candidate must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
This Position requires excellent verbal and written communication, focus, along with strong organization and time management skills.
This position requires high internal drive, a natural ability for relationship building, and leadership in a team environment.
Successful candidate should be competent in providing accurate feeding and management recommendations to lifestyle owners in the market serviced.
Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office, necessary for success.
Basic command of nutritional recommendations to beef and various lifestyle owners.
Preferred Experience & Education:
- Strong background and previous professional experience with Cattle, Equine, Show, or Lifestyle animals, and has competed at a very high level with either horse or show animals.
Candidate has strong public speaking skills.
Currently is involved with show or horse enthusiasts that have influence in the market.
3-5 years previous experience with cattle feed rations, sales and consulting.
Percentage of Travel: 15% over night travel, in addition to daily travel in the assigned geography.
EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled. Land O'Lakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Animal Care Provider
Our global research platform is designed to help our clients manage political risk across markets and borders. The analysts in our practice groups assess and forecast how political, social, economic, and security developments in specific countries can affect investors, multinationals, and policymakers around the world.
This position must be able to provide professional, efficient and exceptional service at all times.
Possess computer aptitudes that enable applicant to quickly learn a mostly paperless hospital system.
Ability to multi-task with strong written and verbal communication skills.
Perform procedures including but not limited to: placing IV catheters, inducing anesthesia, intubating patients, preparing pets for procedures, monitoring hospitalized and surgical patients, administering injections and medications, running lab work, drawing blood, etc.
Further duties include:
Educate clients, maintain proper and complete medical charts, and maintain clean, sterile and organized treatment areas, exam rooms, and labs.
Minimum of one year experience preferred but will train the right individual.
Our employment package is commensurate on experience and includes a generous salary and benefits such as paid time off, uniform allowance, retirement program, and discounted medical care for employee pets commensurate .
If you are ambitious, friendly, adventurous and enthusiastic about veterinary medicine we want to hear from you.
Our regional research practice groups?Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Europe, Latin America and Middle East & North Africa?are enriched by close collaboration with our Global Energy & Natural Resources and Comparative Analytics practice groups. Analysts in the Global Energy & Natural Resources group work with those in the regional groups to provide comprehensive coverage of energy and commodities markets, while our Comparative Analytics team develops quantitative methodologies and leads our coverage of international and transnational issues.
Our research analysts are trained social scientists with post-graduate degrees, extensive professional experience, and a diverse range of language capabilities. Headquartered in New York, we also have offices in Washington and London, as well as a vast network of experts around the world who provide real-time information from the field.
Animal Technician II
Animal Technician II
Req ID #: 31922
Location: Waltham, MA, US, 02451
For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe.
Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work e perform. In return, we'll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.
Works as part of a team to conduct routine procedures required for vivarium operation. Primary responsibilities include animal care and husbandry, sanitization and preparation of animal housing equipment, including operation of large bulk rack washers and autoclaves. Must demonstrate strong communication skills and be able to work efficiently in individual and team settings.
o Performs daily animal husbandry tasks for a variety of species, routine facility operations tasks, identifies & reports any abnormal findings, maintains the highest standards of animal care & welfare, and communicates progress appropriately to manager.
o Maintains daily record keeping for animals and environment.
o Operates and/or uses sanitization and sterilization equipment.
o Performs preventative maintenance and maintains service records on racks and caging equipment.
o Responsible for the process of animal supply, and receives/stores materials and supplies.
o Manages self and participates in the performance management process including providing performance feedback and coaching.
o Maintains awareness of advances and developments in laboratory animal science through continued professional development.
o Ensures own work is performed in accordance with appropriate Safety, Health and Environment (SHE), quality and compliance standards.
o Is required to work flexibly across different areas and participate in the provision of weekend, holiday and overtime hours support.
o Has core technical skills and supports in-vivo research projects. May be responsible for a small production colony or breeding program.
o Responsibilities also include more technical procedures such as animal identification, collecting biological samples, assisting scientists with requirements related to their research animals and administering medicines/compounds as directed by and at the discretion of management.
About Insourcing Solutions
Charles River Insourcing Solutions℠ can streamline research by delivering operational and cost efficiencies through the strategic insourcing of GMP, GLP and non-GLP research services from discovery through safety assessment. Insourcing Solutions℠ provides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.
About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients' clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.
With over 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client's unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.
At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe.
We have proudly supported the development of ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.
For more information, please visit www.criver.com.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet
Nearest Major Market: Waltham
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston
Job Segment: Biotech, Technician, Pharmaceutical, Laboratory, Science, Technology, Research
Come Work at HJF!
HJF is seeking an Animal Neurobehaviorist to support the Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton (NAMRU-D) located at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH in Dayton, OH. Provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to NAMRU-D. Responsibilities are to provide aeromedical laboratory support.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Work with a diverse team of scientists, including toxicologists, engineers, neuroscientists, chemists, psychologists, animal behaviorists and biologists, to accomplish the mission of understanding the health effects of operating in military settings.
Utilize animal models to evaluate the short- and long-term health and performance effects of acute and chronic exposure to chemicals, environmental stressors and/or physical demand.
Assist principal investigators (PI) and senior scientists with development and writing of research proposals, standard operating procedures (SOPs), technical reports, manuscripts and animal protocols for submission to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
Assist and educate entry level Research Assistant personnel in the understanding and performance of their duties.
Perform statistical analyses such as T-tests, Chi-Square, Analyses of Variance, Multivariate Analyses of Variance, analyses of covariance, multivariate analyses of covariance, correlations, linear regressions, multiple linear regressions, and power analyses.
Assist with duties on projects outside of neurobehavioral studies, such as animal loading, cage washing and maintaining equipment, weighing animals, blood and tissue collection, injections, necropsy, generating purchase orders.
Maintain neurobehavioral labs and instrumentation.
Contribute to and assist with study schedule organization.
Perform data collection and processing.
Supervise Research Assistants as needed
Perform other duties as needed.
The Animal Neurobehaviorist must have Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work cooperatively in a team environment but also self-motivated and capable of working independently and with others. Proficiency in the use of common statistical analysis software, to include SigmaPlot, SPSS and SAS. Must be willing and able to work nontraditional hours such as evening, nights and some weekends during periods of data collection.
Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Biological Sciences, or an area of study related to animal neurobehavioral research
Minimum Experience: At least 2 years of experience working in a research environment involved in animal data collection.
Physical Capabilities: Requires long periods of working in a laboratory setting and/or at a computer; may lift materials weighing no more than 30 lbs.
Security Clearance: This is a Position of Trust. Must submit to and be able to complete a background investigation. U.S. citizenship required.
Work Environment: Office and laboratory environment.
Supervisory: Yes, as needed
HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.
Senior Vice President Of Animal Operations
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Senior Client Partner, Co-Leader of Nonprofit Practice
In the mid-1920's, John G. Shedd, a successful Chicago businessman, wanted to give back to the city in which he had risen from a stock boy to president of Marshall Field & Company, a leading department store chain. Because every great city in the United States and Europe had a fine aquarium, he decided that Chicago should have the biggest. The new Shedd combined the best of early 20th-century "age of aquariums" characteristics — a diverse, global animal collection surrounded by eye-popping architecture — with advances in animal care, environments, and interpretation.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to animal care and welfare, conservation research and public education, Shedd is known today as "The World's Aquarium." Situated on the shore of Lake Michigan, Shedd is home to nearly 32,000 aquatic animals representing more than 1,500 species of fishes, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds and mammals from waters around the world.
Shedd Aquarium has entered an exciting new chapter in its distinguished history. With the selection Dr. Bridget Coughlin, the fourth President since 1930, Shedd Aquarium's leadership team engaged in a strategic planning process to map out the future.
Shedd Aquarium is future-focused and evolving to become:
A participatory aquarium that brings out the inner marine biologist and conservation scientist in each of its 2 million guests
An aquarium that makes an impact Here onsite in Chicago, There in nature and in the urban community and Everywhere in the digital world
An aquarium that advocates for aquatic wildlife in wild places through smart conservation advocacy measures
An aquarium that continues to provide world class animal care and welfare
An aquarium that advances human understanding and harmony with the aquatic animal world
A vital learning resource, scientific contributor and conservation champion, the Aquarium welcomes approximately 2 million guests each year, including a quarter-million students from elementary and secondary schools. Shedd is one of the most-attended aquariums in the United States, and is the top-attended paid cultural institution in Chicago. It continues to be a popular family destination for tourists and a powerful source of economic activity for the city.
Of its annual visitors, approximately 40 percent reside in the greater Chicago area, another 48 percent come from the rest of the U.S., and 12 percent represent international visitors. Shedd runs an annual budget of $55 million, including a payroll of $19 million covering 268 full-time employees and 227 part-time and temporary employees. In 2014, Shedd's economic impact through employment, tourism and local spending exceeded $100 million.
Shedd Aquarium's main areas of focus are:
Conservation Science and Research. The biologists and conservation scientists in Shedd's Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation and Research perform field work in waters throughout the world, from the Bahamas to Southeast Asia, and from the Amazon River basin to the Great Lakes watershed. As responsible stewards of the animals in its care, Shedd is committed to conserving species and ecosystems through research that increases knowledge, informs policy, enhances livelihoods and inspires public visitors to become environmental champions.
Animal Health and Welfare. Shedd's animal training and husbandry programs support onsite studies that contribute to the growing body of scientific knowledge about species in the wild. Shedd veterinarians are pioneers in aquatic conservation medicine and responsible for advancements in preventive care and the treatment of aging animals. Shedd is a recognized leader and collaborator in animal rescue and rehabilitation around the world.
Experience and Exhibits. Shedd Aquarium is committed to being one of Chicago's most accessible cultural institutions, delivering a suite of impactful guest experiences, including living exhibits, aquatic shows, and behind-the-scenes presentations, that connect Shedd visitors with its animals in numerous and memorable ways.
Education / Learning. The programs at Shedd feature immersive and interactive learning opportunities, focused on personal, hands-on experiences. Shedd provides students and other visitors with critical educational information, using personalized learning and digital connections, with emphasis on Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum and Next Generation Science Standards. Millions of additional learners worldwide utilize virtual links through Shedd's online educational platforms.
The Senior Vice President of Animal Operations will provide leadership to a world-class animal care and health program that is in alignment and advances the strategic vision and mission of Shedd Aquarium. S/he will have extensive knowledge of aquatic animals and their care and welfare in an aquarium.
The Senior Vice President of Animal Operations oversees a team of leaders who direct Shedd Aquarium's marine mammals, fishes and animal veterinary health and onsite animal science programs. Oversight of functions also includes dive safety program, registrar's office, rescue and rehabilitation program, enrichment and welfare programs, permitting, accreditation, partner programs with government agencies, academic partners and other zoological organizations.
With a combined staff of over 100 individuals, and oversight of an operating budget of over $8 million, close to 20% of Shedd's overall operating budget, the Senior Vice President of Animal Operations reports to the President and CEO of the organization, serves as the staff liaison for a Board of Trustees committee, and occupies a strategic leadership role in the enterprise.
The Senior Vice President of Animal Operations will have a strategic approach and mindset. S/he will be able to see, implement and monitor multiple tactical moves needed to achieve a strategy and large measureable objectives (i.e. animal collection transitions, facility improvements for animal care).
The Senior Vice President of Animal Operations will lead, direct, and support teams of talented best in class aquarium professionals with a focus on maintaining high performance standards, accountability and supporting collaboration among and between departments. S/he will bring exemplary organizational development skills in building and managing strong teams, and will inspire and motivate in line with the Aquarium's focus, key performance indicators, and expectations. The Senior Vice President of Animal Operations will be a clear influential leader coming from a related industry and a complex organization, that can apply their proven track record of strong hiring, staff development a career progression/promotion.
The Senior Vice President of Animal Operations will support Shedd Aquarium's pioneering work in aquatic conservation, science and medicine, as well as advancements in preventive care and treatment of animals. S/he will have a demonstrated history of implementing new ways of thinking and engagement. A critical responsibility of the Senior Vice President of Animal Operations is the development and execution of a strategy for ensuring the continuity of a robust living animal collection that meaningfully connects millions of visitors to the natural world. S/he will continue to infuse a culture of high standards through compliance and monitoring, to mitigate risks throughout the division.
The Senior Vice President of Animal Operations must possess a deep understanding of resource management in terms of time, effort, budget and funding and be thoughtful and strategic in their allocation and tracking of resources. In coordination with Development, the Senior Vice President of Animal Operations will ensure their departments play an active role in fundraising efforts and will model and encourage collaboration in these endeavors.
In close coordination with the Chief Operating Officer's units the Senior Vice President of Animal Operations will ensure team alignment to fulfill an incredible guest experience, promote brand awareness and public perception, and drive Aquarium attendance.
The Senior Vice President of Animal Operations will have a track record of having played a pivotal role in accomplishing great things for their organization. S/he will be prepared and energized to accomplish large projects and help advance the Shedd Aquarium's mission..
Overall the Senior Vice President of Animal Operations must actively promote, through annual planning and strategic execution, connecting guests and the community with the animal world and deepening their understanding of the natural history and biology of the animals in Shedd's care. S/he will relish adding value to the core guest experience; a participatory aquarium rich in animal encounters, with affirming calls to action and an "earth optimism" approach to conversation. The Senior Vice President of Animal Operations understand and acts on guest engagement as our core business and work closely with the Senor Vice President of Conservation Partnerships and Programs to ensure animal care, health and on site sciences works in concert with ex situ conservation research and programs..
S/he will be a credible and engaging spokesperson, in representing the Aquarium's work to scientists and non-scientists, leaders across various communities, and the public. S/he will serve as a thoughtful representative to national and international agencies, professional societies, Board Committees, funders and other key stakeholders.
The Senior Vice President of Animal Operations will be a natural fit to the Shedd culture. S/he will be driven to accomplish tasks with an enthusiastic approach; they will be firm but not too rigid in their approach. S/he will embody and live out Shedd's values..
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
While no individual may embody all, the successful candidate will demonstrate many of the following experience and attributes:
Passion and a commitment to serve Shedd Aquarium's mission;
At least 10 years of senior leadership experience at a visible organization with public stakeholders, such as a world-class zoo or aquarium, conservation organization, academic institution, cultural institution or business enterprise;
Proven skills as a senior manager, with the ability to mentor, inspire and support, and to produce results consistent with the mission and vision;
Ability to think strategically, tactically and creatively;
A goal-oriented yet flexible management style that respects the capabilities and independence of volunteers and staff alike, but also provides them with a clear sense of direction and accountability;
Strong decision-making record related to financial, staff, policy and other segments that impact the success of the overall enterprise;
Forward-thinking approach in addressing near- and long-term goals (both programmatic and financial);
Acute judgement: the capacity to make and stand by decisions, mindful of the need for fairness and consistency, and the potential impact of each decision on individuals and the broader community;
A record of building and maintaining external relations and advancing an organization's profile and reputation regionally, nationally and internationally (experience in, or familiarity with, fundraising and media relations is also desirable);
A genuine commitment to diversity and an appreciation for different perspectives, experiences, and traditions;
Vision and strategic collaborative leadership to advance Shedd toward its highest aspirations and goals;
Dynamic yet diplomatic: able to lead within a complex, multifaceted organization;
Possessing the highest level of personal and professional integrity and quality standards; and
The disposition of a natural collaborator, taking the lead by engaging in dialogue.
Undergraduate degree required. Advanced education Master or greater in marine sciences, biology, zoology, veterinary degree (DVM, VMD), Ph.D., and/or other or related fields is preferred.
Sparking compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world.
A world thriving with aquatic life, sustained by people who love, understand and protect it.
Values for every day, every employee and volunteer and every guest:
Be seamlessly and joyfully welcoming
Look nature in the eye
Take action for animals
Assistant Animal Technician
Responsible for providing a high level of animal care and husbandry, performing regularly scheduled facility maintenance tasks, and contributing technical assistance to research projects.
Reports to Manager, Animal Research. Internal relationships include working with Animal Technician. Attending Veterinarian, Lab Operations Specialist, Research Associates and Research Scientists locally and globally.
Assists with receiving and housing of incoming animals. Facility maintenance Cleans, sanitizes and sterilizes laboratory surfaces, equipment and supplies as scheduled Maintains and updates animal colony database. Observes and records facility environmental conditions. Performs and records daily animal health and welfare observations Performs and records daily food and water checks. Performs basic tissue/organ harvests Performs post-procedural monitoring. Performs preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment Performs sample and data collection. Performs some breeding, weaning and genotyping. Prepares clean cages and changes soiled cages as scheduled. Receives and maintains adequate stock of animal care and research supplies Technical assistance Administers injections. Washes and sanitizes caging and accessories as needed.
Must be able to bend, stoop lift, push/pull and move heavy packages and record storage boxes weighing up to 50 lbs; stand and walk continuously over an extended period of time.
AALAS certified as ALAT or ability to obtain within first year preferred
Ability to review comprehend and comply with all standard operation procedures (SOPs) and quality assurance standards pertaining to laboratory animals
An attention to detail, excellent communication skills and genuine care for animals
Familiarity with AAALAC accreditation standards is preferred
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite High School Diploma or equivalent
Minimum 1 year working with rodents in a laboratory animal facility (SPF-barrier is preferred)
Animal Technician title may be considered commensurate with experience.
Must be able to work weekends and occasional holidays
Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.
Pre-Clinical Animal Technologist I
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
This position reports directly to the Head of Experimental Therapeutics.
The Pre-Clinical Technician will work closely with the preclinical and clinical scientists to design and execute oncology related mouse studies using bioluminescence (BLI) imaging as well as the entire spectrum of conventional (e.g., caliper measurements, clinical scoring) endpoints to evaluate pre-clinical novel cancer therapies. Must be able to work in a team environment and contribute to other studies. May be asked to assist in some technical support duties. Must be able to understand and follow the Animal Resource Facilities standard operating procedures and DFCI institutional guidelines and policies. Individual must understand and follow the local, state, federal and regulations and guidelines.
Assist with the establishment and maintenance of mouse cancer models (e.g. by injection or minor surgery).
Perform mouse in vivo animal procedures, including dosing animals by various routes (e.g. oral, intravenous, intraperitoneal, etc), measuring tumors by calipers, non-invasive imaging (bioluminescent imaging)
Perform efficacy and tolerability testing in mouse cancer models
Maintain treatment records and inventory of all pharmaceuticals, equipment and supplies, and help with other administrative tasks.
Responsible for maintaining and reporting accurate records, including but not limited to data associated with drug efficacy and tolerability studies, health monitoring reports, receipt of sentinel animals and animal disposition logs. Requires a working knowledge of basic computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, and other related software.
Routine handling, restraint, identification (including ear notching, tagging, tattooing, and toe clipping) and sexing of common laboratory animals. Ability to distinguish various common laboratory animal strains in accordance with standardized genetic nomenclature and phenotype identification.
Collaborate with and participate in the execution of other imaging modalities as appropriate and necessary.
- BA/BS in Animal Science or related life science is required.
- LAT certification preferred
After receiving specific training, this position will be required to occasionally work in the ABSL-2/3 suite treating and monitoring study animals.
All aspects of this position expose personnel to animal fur and dander, which may be hazardous to those with allergic conditions. Disinfectants, detergents and soaps are used in the daily sanitation assignments.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Operation of centrifuge, anesthesia machine, autoclave, heat lamp, restrainer, tumor caliper, scales, barcode scanners and ATP luminometers.
The position is located at 27 Dry Dock Ave, South Boston
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Animal Care Technologist - Division Of Laboratory Animal Medicine
The Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research provides facilities, services, and information to facilitate effective research using laboratory animals at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center in Boston and Tufts University in Medford. DLAM is also obligated to ensure that animal care procedures and animal experimentation comply with federal, state, and local regulations. The management and operation of the animal care activities of all sites are integral to the animal care and use program. All centralized facilities are located within a 2-block radius on each of the two campuses either and house in excess of 40,000 animals daily.
The Animal Care Technologist in the Comparative Pathology unit of DLAM the primary technician responsible for executing the DLAM sentinel and quarantine animal health monitoring programs, diagnostic testing, and research pathology services and provides additional support for other DLAM services as needed.
- Associates Degree in Veterinary Sciences and 2-5 years Veterinary Technician or laboratory animal medicine experience, AALAS certifications recommended and technician will be required to achieve Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) certification within 3 years of employment.
The ideal candidate would have a Bachelor's Degree in a related field, and/or Certified Veterinary Technician and 1-3 years of experience in related field with some level of AALAS certification, excellent writing skills, comfortable using the Microsoft Office Suite.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with investigative staff, and communicate animal health issues, compliance issues, training, facility issues, etc. in a professional collegial manner with members of the investigative and DLAM staff.
This individual would work effectively in a variety of situations; demonstrate good work habits; and show flexibility and initiative.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Friday - between 7:30 am and 5 pm
40 hours per week, flexible Occasional Weekends, Holidays and evening including on-call responsibilities.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.
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