Schedule Monday to Friday 08:00AM to 04:00PM
Education Level College
Career Level Mid-level
The Animal Facility (AF) is a primary service division whose purpose is to facilitate the McMaster research community while ensuring all of the animals housed are cared for ethically and humanely.
Job Summary: Responsible for the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of the animal user training program, assessment and instructional activities within department and satellite animal facilities. Ensures the training program and standard operating procedures are up-to-date and follow regulatory and legislative guidelines.
Purpose and Key Functions:
Develop and deliver the animal care and use training program for staff, research staff and students.
Oversee the collection, entry, verification, management, analysis, and reporting of training data.
Liaise and meet with research staff and/or students to address any concerns related to the courses including, but not limited to, the schedule, contested grades, required courses, access cards, and missed courses.
Review current educational literature to ensure training program follows best practices in teaching, education and learning, and make changes upon solicitation of input from Veterinary and Technical staff.
Ensure trainers, equipment, and venues are scheduled, suitable, and set up for each course.
Mark tests, process grades, provide pass or fail evaluation for each participant and coordinate re-training.
Transcribe and post courses and quizzes on websites that are written in conjunction and with input from Veterinary and Technical staff.
Develop presentations and present information and training on new and updated standard operating procedures to staff.
Plan, coordinate and track training sessions.
Provide advice and support to students, research staff and students.
Oversee, track and maintain the Volunteer Program.
Update and organize procedure manuals and training materials.
Coordinate, provide input, track and ensure that standard operating procedures are recorded and regularly updated.
Ensure relevant standard operating procedures are sent to AREB for review on a monthly basis.
Update and maintain website and online lectures as an educational tool for researchers, staff and students.
Write a variety of documents such as correspondence, reports, procedure outlines, and minutes.
Respond independently to telephone, email, and in-person inquiries that require a thorough understanding of departmental and University policies and procedures, as well as external regulations and guidelines.
Assist in covering the department’s main office.
Assist in providing security access cards to individuals who have met identified requirements.
Apply standard mathematical skills such as calculations, formulas and equations to perform routine calculations.
Set up and maintain filling systems (electronic and hard copy).
Classify, sort, file, maintain and update confidential and sensitive materials in accordance with established policies.
Maintain up-to-date working knowledge of regulatory and legislative standards.
Provides functional guidance to others on an ongoing basis.
2-year Community College Diploma in Veterinary Technology or related field.
Registered Laboratory Animal Technician (RLAT) level of certification.
Requires 4 years of relevant experience.
The successful candidate must have:
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Access, and Adobe
Data entry and analysis experience
How To Apply
To apply for this job, please submit your application online.
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McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.
The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.
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