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Animal Care Supervisor, Animal Operations

Covance 4/23/2019 9:59:53 AM
JOB ID: 30544 Category: Scientific Mid Level
Greenfield, Indiana



Job Overview

Animal Care Supervisor, Animal Operations

Position is focused providing supervisory guidance as well as coordinating the daily activities of the Animal Care group (husbandry staff) within the vivarium. Duties include put not limited to:

* Provides day to day coaching to associates, monitors staff development. Creates individual development plans for staff in cooperation with line managers, implements the Performance Management Process objective setting, assessments, corresponding appraisal interviews, proposal of salary adjustments and of promotions. Ensures the compliance of objectives with Corporate goals and provides support if expectations are not met. Assist with recruitment and selection process for prospective team members. Implement diversity goals and initiatives.

* Schedules and coordinates proactively and in conjunction with other groups or departments the daily activities of the group and liaises with other groups, sections and departments. Organizes necessary resources for conducting all relevant study or non-study related tasks and participates in the study performance.

* Assures appropriate communication within the group, particularly for dissemination of information (i.e. Study progress, Facility procedures, Quality, Health and Safety, Business Updates and any other departmental or company communications)
* Understands and interprets study plans and identifies problems resulting from the study plan or during study conduct and takes appropriate action.
* Optimizes existing and develops new techniques, methods for study conduct or non-study specific areas and supports their application.
* Plans, organizes and participates in meetings (i.e. study start-up meetings, coordination meetings)
* Performs quality controls, assures corrections of errors (incl. documentation) identifies potential problems and optimizes the quality control system.
* Ensures maintenance of instruments and equipment is performed (i.e. maintenance, validation and calibration), ensures that non-performing equipment is removed and may maintain inventory lists and ensures replacement or new purchase on time.
* Responsible for constructive responses to reports and questions from Study Direction, QAU, EH&S, clients or regulatory agencies in a timely manner. Performs corrective actions when needed.
* Provides for safety and welfare of staff and supports/enforces Environmental Health and Safety Policies
* May be asked to participate in global working groups.
* Takes responsibility for certain areas (e.g. laboratory or animal areas, equipment, methods, inventory of supplies, disposal, etc.).
* Reports all animal welfare concerns and becomes involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary.
* Learns Covance cost structure & budget process.
* Participates in meetings, inspections or client visits.



* Bachelor degree in Life Sciences and/or Associate degree in Laboratory Animal Technology, Veterinary Technology, (along with 6 months to 2 years of related Experience )
* Prior leadership Experience is preferred but not required


* 3 years of Experience following Animal Research Study protocols highly preferred but not required.
* AALAS certifications preferred but not required

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Greenfield, IN - Indiana


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).