Assistant Facilities Manager (Laboratory Animal Leader)
Indiana University

Indianapolis, Indiana

Posted in Education and Training

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Job Summary

  • Provides operational management and oversight of laboratory animal staff, facilities, and activities; identifies operational issues and/or areas of improvement and implements solutions to improve procedures, processes and/or efficiency.
  • Develops and maintains operating procedures and guidelines for animal care staff and facility users; ensures compliance per IACUC and other regulatory agencies; develops and enforces procedures to ensure current and continued compliance with regulations; maintains compliance-related records, information, and/or reports.
  • Ensures adequate staffing and effective scheduling; participates and informs employment decisions for assigned staff; analyzes, monitors, and evaluates performance of assigned staff; establishes work priorities, conducts performance reviews, and provides corrective action as needed.
  • Plans and optimizes use of laboratory animal resources (staff, facilities, equipment); optimizes space utilization and approves all facility renovations.
  • Provide guidance and regulatory oversight to animal care staff and facility users, including researchers and their assigned technical research staff.
  • Assesses performance gaps and training needs; provides training to assigned staff to improve laboratory animal operations; researches and identifies development opportunities for assigned staff.
  • Analyzes needs, forecasts trends, develops and manages budgets, and approves expenditures; participates in the development of animal per diem rates, and oversees various studies for financial analysis; may participate in seeking and securing external funding in support of operations, including drafting grant proposals and budgets.
  • Supervises the procurement of laboratory animals for research projects from outside vendors and institutions in accordance with all government regulations and campus policies; leads decisions on products and vendors best suited to researcher's needs; manages and oversees procurement and inventory control of all equipment, feed, bedding, and husbandry supplies.
  • Contributes to the development of departmental policies, procedures, and processes related to animal husbandry; participates in training and implementation of standard operating procedures; conducts informational research to ensure compliance with all regulatory and campus policies; develops and delivers papers and presentations to related professional associations and groups on behalf of the university as requested/needed.


Combinations of related education and experience may be considered. Education beyond the minimum required may be substituted for work experience. Work experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted for education.


  • Bachelor's degree preferably in related scientific field.

  • 2 years lab animal technician and supervisory/lead technician experience.
  • 5 years related experience in the field of laboratory animal science and/or animal facility management.

  • Valid driver's license and ability to be insured by Indiana University upon date of hire.
  • AALAS Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) certification (2nd level or higher) upon date of hire.
  • AALAS Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) certification within 1 year upon date of hire.

  • Experience in a regulated environment.
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
  • Ability to lead/manage others.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data.
  • Builds and manages effective teams.
  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills.
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent collaboration and team building skills.
  • Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback.
  • Instills commitment to organizational goals.
  • Knowledge of federal laws, regulations and guidelines governing the use of animals in research and teaching.
  • Proven skill in animal handling and restraint across common laboratory animal species; basic biomethodology, including blood collection and injections; and general animal husbandry.

Working Conditions / Demands

The role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively. The role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Operational

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Research

Job Family: Animal Research

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Posting Disclaimer

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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