Job Description

Extended Job Title
Associate Director for Operations

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
271101 - LARC Admin Lbk

Position Description
Oversee management of daily operations at TTUHSC vivaria over multiple campuses in an AAALAC - accredited program.  Assists Director in maintaining regulatory compliance and developing improvements in departmental customer service to facilitate institutional research goals.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
Assist LARC Director with departmental vivarium operations including staffing, inventory supply and maintenance.  When possible, suggest and develop processes to streamline operations and effectively utilize funds. Provide input on capital equipment needs.
Address research staff needs and concerns and promote good relations through a customer service-oriented culture.
Assist and participate in training of LARC staff, research staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and vendor/maintenance personnel.
Other duties as assigned.


Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Basis

Work Location
Lubbock, Texas

Preferred Qualifications
DVM with at least 1-2 years experience in laboratory animal medicine and operations.

Bachelor's Degree with at least 7-10 years' experience in laboratory animal operations, including hands-on rodent facility management, staff training, animal handling, and facility maintenance in an academic environment.

Veterinary Technician with at least 10 years experience, 1-3 years of which are in an academic/research environment.

Research animal handling, care, and health evaluation experience in AAALAC-accredited facilities.

Demonstrated supervisory experience with dedication to employee success and the ability to lead by example.

Ability to write and follow Standard Operating Procedures.

Ability to multi-task, pro-actively identify problems, and suggest work flow improvements as well as flexibility to adapt quickly to a dynamic work requirement.

Excellent organizational and communication skills.

Positive, friendly attitude and solid work ethic.

Working knowledge of administrative computer software such Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Working knowledge of industry-specific software such as iMedris/iRIS, WatchDog, Pulse, and others.

HSC - Lubbock

LARC Admin Lbk

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Professional License or Certification, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Other Administrative


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in a related field required plus six years hands-on vivarium management experience.

Specific knowledge of and experience with common vivarium equipment including Cage Washers, Bottle Washers, Autoclave, IVC's, Biosafety cabinets, etc.

Demonstrated ability to train husbandry and research staff.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

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