Chief Animal Science Technician

McGill University

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Main Duties and Duties 

Every day Animal Husbandry: 

  • Organizes, distributes and verifies the work of the staff members 

  • Oversees day-to-day operations and ensures every day staff duties are scheduled to satisfy the wants of the power operations. Coordinates with different groups when help is required to finish the duties. 

  • Ensures staff members have an equitable workload. 

  • Ensures staff members are skilled and observe authorised procedures for all every day animal husbandry duties. 

  • Ensures staff members have the required supplies to perform every day duties. 

  • Ensures every day exercise logs, cage labels, and different logs can be found. 

  • Ensures animal sickness and accidents are reported to veterinary care workers appropriately. 

  • Performs animal euthanasia and disposal following authorised procedures. 

  • Maintains stock of consumables and re-orders provides utilizing the MMP based mostly on a brand new pull system. 


Caging Gear Sanitation: 

  • Ensures staff duties are scheduled to satisfy the wants of the power operations. 

  • Ensures staff members are skilled and observe authorised procedures for tools sanitation. 

  • Ensures staff members have the required supplies. 

  • Ensures Organic indicator assessments are carried out and recorded. 

  • Ensures cage wash machine is cleaned weekly and autoclave is maintained. 


Facility Cleansing/Weekly Duties: 

  • Ensures staff weekly duties are scheduled to satisfy the wants of the power operations. 

  • Ensures staff members are altering meals bins frequently. 

  • Ensures ventilated and standard cage racks are sanitized on a decided schedule. 


Automated Watering System: 

  • Ensures automated watering system every day, weekly and month-to-month duties are scheduled. 

  • Notify accountable personnel of any issues or alarms. 


Boarding/ Darwin Animal Use Administration Software program: 

  • Processes animal order requests and prints Darwin cage playing cards for animal receiving, imports and transfers. 

  • Prompts and deactivates Darwin playing cards every day. 

  • Performs Darwin reconciliation scan weekly. 

  • Maintains an animal census report to regulate the distribution of labor all through the staff regularly. 

  • Investigates and validates discrepancies once they happen.  Acts to reconcile these transactions and relays this info to the Workplace Billing workers member earlier than billing is accomplished. 

  • Receives requests from analysis workers members for added cage playing cards or different points associated to census and breeding of animals. 



  • Ensures eye wash stations are checked weekly. 

  • Ensures emergency numbers are updated and visual to all workers and analysis workers. 

  • Ensures staff members know the place accident experiences are and full them. 

  • Ensures compliance with security laws in the usage of tools. 

  • Ensures correct storage, dealing with and disposal of hazardous supplies. 


Repairs and Gear Upkeep: 

  • Ensures all animal husbandry tools is in working order. 

  • Makes small repairs the place doable.  

  • Following any restore work, ensures tools is in working situation. 

  • Makes calls and arranges service and preventative upkeep 

  • Participates and gives perception and suggestions within the design of specialised tools fabrication request resembling primate enclosures and different animal facility associated tools. 


Useful resource individual: 

  • Solutions questions of analysis workers and staff members by way of private data or by placing them involved with the related folks. 

  • Participates within the improvement and troubleshooting of recent tasks to higher incorporate new procedures into facility operations. 

  • Ensures analysis workers know contact veterinary care workers, laboratory workers and workplace workers if not on website, or act as a liaison the place doable. 

  • Accessible on-call on a rotating schedule to deal with emergencies that might impression animal welfare and the standard of analysis 

  • Develops procedures and makes suggestions to enhance staff and facility operation effectivity. 

  • Researches tools and provides at decreased costs for finances value financial savings. 

  • Retains a listing of all tools and provides utilized by the power and purchases all animal care provides. 


Workforce Constructing: 

  • Coordinates cross-training of staff members. 

  • Coordinates every day staff conferences. 

  • Builds an efficient staff utilizing members’ respective strengths. 

  • Acknowledges and helps resolve conflicts earlier than they escalate. 

  • Maintains robust staff morale and promotes unity throughout the staff and between groups. 

Should be out there on weekend on rotation.

Data of French and English: McGill College is an English-language college the place each day duties could require English communication each verbally and in writing. The extent of English required for this place has been assessed at a degree 3 on a scale of 0-4. 

Minimal Schooling and Expertise:

DEC III – Animal Well being Know-how 3 Years Associated Expertise / DEC III – Farm Administration Know-how

Hourly Wage:

(MUNACA Degree G) $31.19 – $38.65

Hours per Week:

35 (Full time)


Animal Care Supervisor

Place Finish Date (If relevant):


Deadline to Apply:


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