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RAR Training Supervisor

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, US
Closing date
Sep 23, 2023

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Academic / Research, Training / Education
Education / Training
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
RAR Training Supervisor
The Research Animal Resources Training Supervisor develops, manages, and delivers the Johns Hopkins Research Animal Resources training program. A successful candidate must demonstrate adaptability, proficiency, and patience in leading training sessions for a wide range of species, such as: mice, rats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets, cats, dogs, birds, sheep, non-human primates, and aquatics. Animal handling and restraint is preferred but not necessary. Additional responsibilities include tracking and documentation of training and collaborating effectively with research management to develop training materials.

  • Assist managers in writing and updating all research animal standard operating procedures.
  • Manage and coordinate special topics monthly or weekly if needed.
  • Coordinate and teach AALAS classes.
  • Manage, schedule, and track all employees AALAS test scores and report the outcome to the Director of Laboratory Animal Management.
  • Oversee / manage the use of the online American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Learning Library.
  • Coordinate and develop an online system for tracking animal care staff trainings and job skill competencies
  • Provide individual training through animal care supervisors on mouse, rat, and rabbit animal handling, husbandry, and biology to care staff, investigators, and labs.
  • Set up mandatory large animal access classes in myLearning.
  • Assist mandatory rodent training classes in myLearning.
  • Assist with organization of mandatory or optional specialized training for labs conducting procedures outside of centrally managed facilities.
  • Oversee training of lab personnel needing facility access
  • Assist clinical veterinarians to arrange, organize, and track the types of training sessions that don't involve RAR staff but are critical for reporting during program review.
  • Inventory, order, and stock training and resource materials for AALAS and in house Research Animal Resources training.
  • Curriculum development or educational program management
  • Track activities, milestones, and deliverables, and report on a routine basis.
  • Develop templates as needed for tracking employee development.
  • In collaboration with the directors and managers provide new innovative training to the Research Animal Resources Department.
  • Monitors use of resources in accordance with project plans and budgets.
  • Generates reports to the Director of Laboratory Animal Management on the progress of care staff and supervisors.

      Minimum Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree required in Biology, Zoology, Animal Science, Psychology, Behavioral Biology or another related field.
      • Three years of related experience in laboratory animal research, laboratory animal care, or a training and compliance position.
      • Additional education, in a related field, may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

      Preferred Qualifications
      • AALAS LAT or LATG certification or veterinary technician training strongly preferred.

      Classified Title: Sr. Training and Compliance Specialist
      Working Title: RAR Training Supervisor
      Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD
      Starting Salary Range: Min $62,300 - Max $109,000 Annually ($80,000 budgeted; Commensurate with experience)
      Employee group: Full Time
      Schedule: 5/37.5
      Exempt Status: Exempt
      Location: School of Medicine Campus
      Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Admin Research Animal Resources
      Personnel area: School of Medicine

      Total Rewards
      The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

      Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
      JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

      **Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

      The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

      The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

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      All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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      The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

      The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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