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Program Manager
SoBran, Inc.
Job Location: Poolesville, MD

Join The Winning Team…Team SoBran - We are an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities, and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects. At SoBran, we care about people. SoBran's success hinges on our employees. We maintain a professional environment and ensure that our people have the tools and training to achieve; and opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employees' individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran.

SoBran is seeking a Program Manager to serve at our facility in Poolesville, Maryland.

OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Program Manager at the NIHAC, Laboratory Animal Research Contract (LARC 8). These responsibilities include all activities required for the proper care and maintenance of on-site animals. The function of the Program Manager is to ensure that all contract staff assigned to each line item are is trained and proficient in such a way that the work is accomplished in accordance with DVR SOPs, policies and guidelines associated with the expectations of their position. This person is expected to be familiar with the day-to-day activities, personnel and issues within the LARC 8 Task Order. The Program Manager is to be forward thinking and create and assist in developing plans to enhance the learning abilities and performance of the staff supporting the SOW for LARC 8. The Program Manager must possess strong verbal communication, teaching skills and be knowledgeable of veterinary medical procedures, terminology and all aspects of animal facility operations.

Description of Duties:

  • Willingness to provide hands-on support in a fast-paced large animal facility
  • Must possess effective communication skills and interface effectively with customers to provide resolutions to operational issues/ concerns in an expeditious manner
  • Must maintain an effective level of communication with Division Director and corporate personnel
  • Manage, coordinate and submit all LARC 8 contract deliverables specified in the Statement of Work
  • Coordinate and conduct facility Quality Control inspections
  • Provide direct oversight of managers, veterinarians, research staff, trainer, technicians and animal care staff and assist in preparation of their annual performance appraisals
  • Assist with technical training, re-training, and cross training where and when needed according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Work directly with LARC 8 Trainer to identify and prioritize topics for weekly trainings in a way that ensures comprehension and retention
  • Ensure each employee is proficient and in compliance with current facility SOPs
  • Assist in new hires, transfers from other positions, or changes in job descriptions
  • Participate in interviews and selection of personnel
  • Develop and foster effective teamwork and mentor the management team
  • Distribute reports as needed to institutional contacts
  • Ensure a safe work environment for entire LARC 8 contract staff
  • Ensure the safety, security, and physical environment for all personnel
  • Report any abnormal conditions of the animal facilities to the Division Director as well as the clients when required
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Division Director

Schedule: All employees are expected to perform their duties as assigned, arrive to work at 7:00 am and depart at 3:30 pm M-F these hours may shift based on the workload. In addition, you will be expected to work extra hours during an emergency situation or if any unexpected situation arise until work is completed.

Required Experience: Have 7 years of experience in laboratory animal facility in the animal husbandry, technical proficiency, and employee development. Must have husbandry and technical proficiency with a variety of animal species, specifically non- human primates.

Required Education: Must have a, AS/BA/BS degree or equivalent experience. AALAS Certification at the LATG Level is required and CMAR certification is highly preferred.

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Our commitment

SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

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