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Vivarium Operations Supervisor

Company: Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

**338871BR** **Job ID:** 338871BR **Job Description:** 6,000! That's the number of associates with Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). This division is the innovation engine of Novartis, focusing on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients. The Vivarium Operations Supervisor will lead a team within the Laboratory Animal Services (LAS) department that supports 14 disease areas including oncology, neuroscience and cardiovascular medicine, providing high quality & consistent in vivo technical research support within our multi-building, multi-discipline research program. This supervisory role is an experienced and professional leadership position responsible for the oversight/performance/development of LAS Vivarium Operations associates performing animal care, operational support to the in vivo community and management/development of the vivarium physical plant in a multi-building, multi-discipline, multi-specie research program. Your responsibilities include, but not limited to: Ensure consistent and high-quality humane animal care and on-site vivarium functionality/maintenance. Confirmation of work and time delegation, quality control, team development and associate management as well as collaborating with the in vivo research community to understand and ensure optimal vivarium service support. Coordination of vivarium service execution and infrastructure adjustments to support in vivo research objectives. Ensuring team/building compliance/response with all institutional and regulatory protocols, policies, and guidelines. Ensure facility/animal records. Make programmatic decisions/judgement regarding operational standards/situations. Vivarium budgetary matters (supplies, daily census, charge-backs). Review of LAS Operational SOPs and updates as needed. Driven by the needs of our scientific partner/collaborator, limited routine technical procedures on animals may also be assigned nnnn **Position Title:** Vivarium Operations Supervisor **Minimum requirements:** What you'll bring to the role: 4-year Science degree, or an equivalent combination of experience along with higher education is required Minimum 6 years of experience in a lab animal program required 3 - 5 years of experience managing personnel and/or leading teams required LAT certification strongly preferred LATG Certification preferred or will need to be pursued after start. ILAM/CMAR preferred Strong knowledge of federal, state, local Animal Welfare laws and departmental SOPs Thorough understanding and comprehension of facts, techniques, nomenclature, equipment, etc. as they relate specifically to job performance Strong knowledge/familiarity with applicable scientific areas of focus Why Novartis? 766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we're proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people's lives. We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working. We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world's toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying! Imagine what you could do here at Novartis! Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve. Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to or call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message. Join our Novartis Network: If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to hear more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Network here: **Job Type:** Full Time **Country:** USA **Work Location:** Cambridge, MA **Functional Area:** Research & Development **Division:** NIBR **Business Unit:** CFO **Employment Type:** Regular **Company/Legal Entity:** NIBRI **Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion::** _The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential._ **Shift Work:** No **Early Talent:** No

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