Training Coordinator - Veterinary Sciences

Redwood City, California
Apr 14, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

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Position Summary

The Veterinary Sciences (VS) department at BMS in Redwood City, CA (RWC), is seeking a Training Coordinator who will provide daily support to the training and competency program in the San Francisco Bay Area. The successful candidate will play an important role in the administrative and technical execution of the training program, which will include assisting in the development and implementation of competency and proficiency standards for Veterinary Sciences and research personnel, as well as performing hands-on training for various biomethodologies. This individual will also be responsible for performing other tasks to support the animal care and use program as required. As a part of their daily job expectations, the successful candidate will ensure compliance with regulations and guidelines through participation in the Post-Approval Monitoring Program, and maintain the appropriate documentation. The candidate will have the opportunity to actively participate in veterinary clinical and technical research support procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of training guidelines to define competency and proficiency standards for a variety of techniques common in rodent-based research

  • Participate in and lead didactic and hands-on training sessions for Veterinary Sciences and research personnel on topics such as animal welfare guidelines and regulations, anesthesia and analgesia, facility policies and procedures, and various biomethodologies

  • Maintain various clinical programs as outlined by the Attending Veterinarian (e.g. rodent health monitoring, Behavior and Environmental Enrichment, triage and documentation of animal health concerns, etc.). Recommends modification to procedures and implements changes as necessary

  • Provides surgical assistance including administration of general anesthesia, surgical preparation, peri-operative care, and investigates and develops anesthesia and analgesia protocols

  • Operates and troubleshoots medical or laboratory equipment (e.g., anesthesia, euthanasia, etc.), and trains other staff in proper use, application, and troubleshooting of this equipment

  • Review relevant Standard Operating Procedures to ensure compliance with external guidelines and regulations governing animal care and use

  • Collaborate with the veterinary and investigative staff on research projects, primarily pre-clinical study conduct; operate laboratory equipment and software applications used for collecting clinical data; provide support and training on technical procedures for investigative staff; understand the active research activities; and provide minor surgical and anesthesia assistance as needed

  • Some travel between sites within the San Francisco Bay Area on a daily basis may be necessary

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelors of Science (BS) or equivalent in life sciences or related field of study required; Masters Degree or equivalent preferred

  • AALAS Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) Certification or equivalent industry experience required; Registered or Licensed Veterinary Technician (RVT/LVT) preferred; AALAS Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) Certification preferred

  • Must have an excellent understanding of the biology and proper care of laboratory animal species typically attained with 5-10 years relevant experience in a laboratory animal facility

  • Must have experience in in vivo research.

  • Experience with electronic learning management systems or training record management preferred

  • Proficient in conducting basic/routine clinical veterinary and technical in vivo research support procedures under minimal supervision

  • Must have an excellent understanding of the biology and be proficient in handling various laboratory animal species

  • Experience with veterinary health care for small animal species in a research setting

  • Ability to work independently and effectively with a team

  • Must have experience with technical procedures including but not limited to PO, SQ, IM, IV, RO and IP treatments; blood and sample collection in common small laboratory animal species; use of inhalant and injectable anesthetics; aseptic technique; perioperative care; and necropsy

  • Must have a good understanding of research animal facility operations to include animal welfare practices, husbandry procedures, enrichment programs, and applicable regulations

  • Must be proficient with the use and maintenance of standard equipment within an animal research facility and have demonstrated the ability to train others to operate this equipment

  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and exceptional attention to detail

  • Must have an understanding of and commitment to the principles of Reduce, Replace, Refine (3Rs)

  • Must have a good understanding of the operation and oversight of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and be able to interpret protocols, write protocols and submit amendments

  • Demonstrates strong leadership capabilities including relevant experience in training, coaching, and/or mentoring others

  • Proficiency in presentation skills and facilitation of trainings with a strong understanding of adult learning theories

  • Demonstrate experience with scheduling and coordination of assigned tasks

  • Strong project management skills including experience in facilitating and implementing training related initiatives

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