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University of Cincinnati

Coordinator Unit Operations - Laboratory Animal Medical Services (LAMS)

Post Date:Apr 16, 2018Type:Full-Time
Start Date:4/16/2018Salary:
Location:US-OH-Cincinnati Job Reference:28341-en_US
Qualifications:   Bachelor degree with one (1) year of experience; -OR- Associate degree with three (3) years of experience; -OR- five (5) years of experience.  Degree and experience must be related to position specifications as outlined in the job posting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a research setting
  • AALAS certification (e.g., ALAT, LAT, LATG)
  • Experience with husbandry practices and vivarium operations
  • Knowledge of regulations, accreditation, and oversite bodies (e.g., the Guide, Animal Welfare Act, PHS policy, AAALAC, USDA, IACUC)
  • Experience with Articulate Storyline E-Learning Software

A resume and cover letter is required as part of the application process.  Attach these documents before submitting your application.


  • An attractive compensation package, including base salary and excellent benefits (e.g., retirement, medical/dental, tuition remission);
  • An outstanding professional opportunity to work with highly talented and committed colleagues and contribute to the growth of a world-class organization and fulfillment of the overall mission of the institution;
  • Growth potential within the university

The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university, ranked as one of American's top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News ranked UC in the Top Tier of American's Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a "research heavyweight". Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. #HottestCollegeInAmerica

This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

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Job Description:

The Office of Research Laboratory Animal Medical Services (LAMS) department is seeking to fill a Coordinator, Unit Operations position. This position will entail good organization skills as well as an outgoing and people oriented personality. The position will report to the Director of LAMS.

Job Duties

  • Coordinate processes for the assigned projects, training events, and service unit; make recommendations regarding the development of operating processes; continuously update and improve processes, ensure achievement of assigned goals/outcomes, identify problems and recommend and implement solutions.
  • Provide leadership by serving as a unit resource, consultant and liaison for administrators within designated units and customers to ensure conformity and compliance with operating procedures, university policies, collective bargaining agreements, state regulations, and federal laws.
  • Assist Director with analyzing and interpreting data and other related activities.
  • Review, evaluate, and implement project proposals, training programs and other projects; and monitor and evaluate progress.
  • Research, develop, edit and prepare documents and reports.
  • Training others (e.g., vivarium procedures, animal handling).
  • Develop SOPs and training materials.
  • Initial contact person for researchers, must have good customer service.
  • Manage all aspects and agendas for events, including coordinating speakers, visitors, and wet labs.
  • May provide direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (orient, train, mentor, evaluate); assess skills and identify shortfalls and develop training needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Unusual Working Conditions:   Subject to animal bites and diseases; exposure to animal waste, urine, feces, blood, dander (allergens), and odors; exposure to physical, chemical, and biological hazards (for example: carcinogens, radioactivity, acids, and cleaning agents); pushing of heavy carts


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