Training Coordinator, Animal Care Compliance - Department of Comparative Medicine
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Type: Full Time
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Internal Number: IRC24221
The training coordinator provides training to Tulane faculty, staff, and students and DCM staff on a variety of animal research subjects, procedures, and techniques, and maintains training documentation as mandated by Federal law and our accrediting body, AAALAC. This position also participates in the post-approval monitoring program to ensure congruency between research procedures and approved IACUC protocols in compliance with Federal regulations.
Failure to meet established performance standards in the performance of the job duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description (or as otherwise assigned); and/or failure to interact courteously and tactfully with managers, co-workers, customers and/or vendors such that productivity or departmental morale suffers will result in management’s taking the appropriate disciplinary action as outlined in the Staff Handbook.
Employee attendance must meet established work schedules. Faithfulness in coming to work, being on time, planning absences in advance when possible, and calling in when unavoidably detained from reporting for work is an essential requirement of the job.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions
• Solid analytical skills and attention to detail
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize work assignments
• Ability to maintain confidentiality in all work performed
• Good computer literacy skills, including knowledge of standard Microsoft Office software (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel).
SPECIAL REQUIRED ABILITY FOR INCUMBENTS WHO HAVE CONTACT OR EXPOSURE TO ANIMALS OR ANIMAL TISSUES:
Ability to complete and pass successfully the required occupational health screening referenced in the University’s Animal Handler Health Surveillance Program on an annual basis.
REQUIRED BACKGROUND CHECK, PHYSICAL, AND DRUG SCREENING FOR INCUMBENTS WHO HAVE CONTACT OR EXPOSURE TO ANIMALS OR ANIMAL TISSUES:
Selected candidates must complete and pass a background check and an occupational health screening as a condition of employment. For identified jobs, a drug screening will also be required. The background investigation required occupational health screening, and any required drug screening will be conducted after a conditional employment offer has been extended.
Required Education and/or Experience
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• 3 years of experience working with laboratory animals
• Teaching/training experience
• LATG certification or Registered Veterinary Technician
• 2. 5 years of experience working with laboratory animals
The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) supports the research activities of Tulane University faculty, staff, and students by fostering a comprehensive program of quality animal care.
Our scope of work includes:
Supplying high-quality laboratory animals
Ensuring humane care and use of laboratory animals
Maintaining AAALAC accredited facilities for housing laboratory animals
Providing veterinary care, technical support, and training