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Joslin Diabetes Center Animal Resources Manager of Administration in Boston, Massachusetts

The Animal Resources Manager of Administration coordinates the ordering and receiving of animals, inventory shipments, maintains facility records including census, advises the administration on budgetary matters affecting the animal facility and participates in the rate analysis. Performs technical procedures including cryopreservation and microinjection.


Along with our fellow health care organizations in the Longwood Medical Area and Greater Boston, all members of the Joslin workforce will be required (by October 31, 2021) to receive a COVID vaccine. The vaccine requirement holds true for Joslin employees who work fully remote and will be a condition of employment for all moving forward.

Therefore, the successful candidate would have to provide proof of full vaccination prior to October 31, 2021.

  • Purchase weekly food, bedding and supplies and monitor expenditures.

  • Purchase animals for the investigators and provide cage cards and paperwork for the staff to unpack and process the animal deliveries.

  • Compute monthly per diem charges and submit to the Office of Sponsored Research by the first business day following the month closure.

  • Obtain caging quotes and purchase caging.

  • Record keeping (temp checks, pest checks, and census).

  • Oversee monthly temperature monitoring with Facilities for all animal rooms, especially those performing brown fat experiments.

  • Provide census data to IACUC for Annual Reviews.

  • Coordinate Imports and Exports of mice from other institutions including coordination with the veterinarians, any testing required, processing of international documents for exports, and coordination with quarantine for incoming shipment receipt and testing.

  • Perform rate analysis for Animal Facility per diems on a periodic basis.

  • Ensure compliance with state, federal and Joslin policies.

  • Assist in writing and implementing Animal Facility policies.

  • Ensure standard operating procedures are accurate and up to date and update procedure manual periodically.

  • Contribute to generating Animal Facility budgets and monitoring adherence.

  • Perform technical procedures as appropriate such as cryopreservation, microinjection, and coordinate with veterinarian on special health testing projects.

  • Communicate with other departments as necessary including such departments as Office of Sponsored Research, Human Resources, and Fiscal Services.

  • Provide cross-coverage with the Animal Facility Manager of Operations.

  • Confer with the IACUC as necessary.

  • Provide information on animal use and purchase as requested.

  • Advises the Office of Research Administration and the IACUC regarding potential issues affecting the use of animals in research and education.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • LATG and/or B.S. in Animal Science

  • 5-7 years related experience in laboratory animal facility

  • Certified (ALAT) by AALAS

  • Must have knowledge of regulations and national standards relating to the care and use of animals in research, Institutional Care and Use Committee (IACUC) role and responsibilities and procedures, and the role and value of animal use in research.

  • Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal and teaching skills are required.

  • Work hours may include occasional weekend or holidays.

  • Must respond to after-hours emergency calls when necessary.

Requisition Number (add R/N and FY after populates): R3479-21

External Company Name: Joslin Diabetes

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Street: One Joslin Place