Job Posting #900845
Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
Animal Resource Centre (ARC)
$70,883 to $88,608 per annum commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy
37.5 hours per week
University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Supervisor in our Animal Resource Centre.
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In compliance with the Guidelines set by the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC), legislation outlined by the Ontario Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and UHN Institutional Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the Supervisor of ARC Site(s) to oversee and provide cost effective measures in terms of daily operations around animal care and animal husbandry for a single or multi-species facility. The ARC Supervisory role provides leadership in effecting change and improving quality of service within the framework of the ARC department’s program. This position must provide clear communication to both ARC Staff and Investigators and their staff on the ARC Department’s policies and procedures. Supervisors within the ARC Department are involved in training of ARC Staff members as well as Investigators and their staff in proper care and techniques used in laboratory animal medicine. Expertise in large animal surgical models and post operative care is mandatory.
- At minimum, completion of Community College Veterinary Technician Program or recognized equivalent
- CALAS, RLAT or RMLAT registered
- A minimum five years’ experience in a modern research animal facility
- Excellent surgical support skills with all animal species
- Excellent knowledge in providing critical care to all animal species
- Up-to-date knowledge of animal diseases
- Job requires ability to lift 50 lbs
- No known allergies to animals
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Computer literate, Word, Excel, Access, Outlook
This position participates on a regular on-call schedule, which may include after hour visits to facility and may require weekend and holiday supervision of staff
Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.
June 16, 2022 Closing Date: June 30, 2022
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.