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Actalent Animal Research Supervisor in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Responsible for the care of a variety of laboratory animals in accordance with applicable safety, sanitation, and research requirements, and the supervision of personnel, facilities, and equipment needed to carry out these work requirements.

(30%) Employee supervision

• Supervise and direct the work of animal care staff

• Plan training/cross-training of staff to ensure standard, consistent operations across all animal facilities

• Ensure staff implement proper and consistent husbandry care for all species & areas within the animal facilities

• Create and maintain work schedules (including weekend/holidays) and work with team to cover work during employee absences

• Provide performance feedback, both immediate and at annual performance reviews

• Mentor employees to further career goals and support continued educational and certification opportunities

• Ensure direct reports have the resources and support needed to be effective

• Share weekend and on call responsibilities as needed

(30%) Equipment and Facilities

• Work with management to understand acute and long-term facility and equipment needs

• Ensure staff have the appropriate knowledge and training to ensure proper maintenance and alerting Facilities Maintenance team as appropriate

• Develop and maintain a system for understanding and monitoring facility utilization, including forecasts and investigator requests, while ensuring that census activities and cage card management are conducted as timely and efficiently as possible

(15%) Animal Care

• Onboard new staff ensuring proper training with the Training Coordinator

• Assign tasks in cleaning and disinfecting rooms and hallways, husbandry tasks including feeding and watering of animals

• Report animal welfare concerns to Area Veterinarian

(10%) Procedures and Protocols

• Writes, reviews, and edits standard operating procedures to be current with AALAC (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care)

• Monitor and maintain standards in vivarium and address any identified noncompliance or deficiencies with management

(10%) Provide Information

• Collaborate with investigators by responding to written and verbal requests

• Writes, reviews, and updates SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)

(5%) Teamwork

• Providing coaching, training and mentoring to staff


animal husbandry, Animal research, Animal science, Animal handling, Zoology, Biology, Veterinary, Laboratory

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree and 2 years related lab animal experience, or combination of related education and work experience to equal at least 6 years

• Must be able to lift/push up to 50 lbs of equipment and sanitizing agents.

Preferred Qualifications:

• ALAT or higher certification through AALAS

• Supervisory experience in lab animal industry

• Hands-on experience working with multiple lab animal species

• Understanding of cagewash and vivarium sanitation operations

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

Actalent is an equal opportunity employer.

About Actalent

Actalent connects passion with purpose. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts that drive scale, innovation, and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 engineering and sciences consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia, and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500. An operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions, Actalent launched as a new specialized engineering and sciences services and workforce solutions brand in 2021.