The McConnell Group, Inc
  • 12-Dec-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Richmond, VA, USA
  • Full Time

The McConnell Group, www.themccgroup.com, a health science company, has an opening for a full-time Operations Manager to support an opportunity in Richmond, Virginia. The incumbent will serve as a contract employee working for The McConnell Group, Inc., a leading provider of research support services.


Position Requirements:

  1. Oversee operations and management of the animal care and research program in the performance of investigator project requirements; managing personnel, animal, and facility resources in coordination with the Clinical Veterinarian, immediate facility Animal Care Supervisor and Training Administrator
  2. Acts as a direct interface between contract personnel, client personnel and the Principal Investigators (PIs), Study Directors, Program Directors, and other members of the investigative team
  3. Coordinates with investigators to allocate resource requirements
  4. Helps coordinate investigator needs with the Director of Animal Resources, the Clinical Veterinarian, Animal Care Supervisors, and the Trainer and/or their assigned designees
  5. Interacts effectively with PIs, Study Directors, and investigative team(s) to achieve goals set forth within approved research protocols involving animal care, developing department master schedules and study-specific schedules, diet, dosing, and standard observational and technical procedures, and accurate reporting of such data
  6. Familiar with active experimental protocols and future studies in the research pipeline to aid in assuring the PIs' and Study Directors' experimental parameters are met
  7. Serves as a resource of knowledge for all Supervisors, Trainer, and Animal Care Staff to maintain the integrity of all experiments
  8. Functions as the backup for the facility's Animal Care Supervisors, when needed/, required
  9. Manages the assignment and movement of personnel between tasks to balance the level of effort with the scope of work and the level of technical expertise and training as required
  10. Maintains the up-to-date inventory of animals and provides investigators with animal colony production and availability for short and long-term projects
  11. Reserves animals for specific shipment dates as requested
  12. Assists with the development and implementation of SOPs
  13. Works closely on a regular basis with the Trainer, who coordinates with the Clinical Veterinarian and facility Animal Care Supervisors to implement and document in-house training of personnel as required to ensure the technical capabilities and preparedness of a well-trained staff
  14. Assists in forecasting SOP training needs, coordinating and designing specialized animal care training plans with the Clinical Veterinarian and Trainer. Furthermore, routinely communicates with the Trainer so that instructors can be identified, taught, and assigned to train personnel.
  15. Completes monthly work progress reports, productivity reports, and graphs
  16. Generates various reports as required by the contract and client in a timely manner
  17. Assures adherence to applicable institutional, state, and federal laws, regulations, guidelines, and directives, including but not limited to AWA, OLAW, AAALAC, USDA, OSHA, GLPs, etc.
  18. Has experience in developing, directing, and administering an Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Program
  19. Maintains awareness of current information on animal care and use legislation, licensing, and certification

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science, Biology, or related field
  2. Five years related experience, including proven technical knowledge and laboratory experience
  3. 3 years -Supervisory/Management Experience in a AAALAC Int. Accredited Animal Research Facility
  4. AALAS LATG certification upon hire, CMAR preferred
  5. Have good working knowledge of laboratory animal technician duties and training
  6. Have experience in managing rodent breeding operations
  7. Have experience in projects requiring GLP compliance
  8. Concise, clear, and professional communication (both verbal and written).
  9. Excellent interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills.
  10. Basic knowledge of operating a personal computer to access email, utilize electronic calendar systems and databases, and use of basic computer software (Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Adobe).
  11. Must be able to receive and maintain all required clearances

Compensation/Benefits:

TMG offers competitive pay and benefits packages including health insurance; paid holiday, vacation, and PTO; EAP; 401(k) and College Savings Plan.

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