Priority One Services

Priority One Services


Job Description

POSITION TITLE:               Project Manager      
The project Manager will be responsible for all aspects of operation and management of the contract staff.


  • B.S. degree in Animal Science, Biology, Veterinary Technology or related discipline
  • Must have 5 years prior experience in managing an animal facility
  • Literate in written and spoken English.
  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification at the Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG), CMAR preferred level.
  • Proficient in lab animal techniques (bleeding, injections, restraining, etc.).
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Ability to function in a customer-client atmosphere, i.e., assists the company in providing positive responses to customer needs and delivery of quality services to the customer.
  • Ability to follow through on instructions.

Work Assignments are based on work requirements to meet the contract needs, which may include the following duties:

  • Assure that procedures and practices involving the program of animal care are appropriate for the establishment and continued maintenance of AAALAC accreditation.
  • Adhere to security procedures and confidentiality requirements.
  • Assist, when requested, in experimental planning and logistics/scheduling of projects.
  • Responsible for the ongoing development, implementation, assessment and oversight of a dynamic training program in a rapidly developing facility.
  • This person is expected to be forward thinking, creative, possess strong written as well as verbal communication and teaching skills.
  • Serve as subject matter expert for all areas of the animal facility. Ensure that staff assigned to each position in the facility is trained and proficient in completing responsibilities in accordance with university SOPs, policies and guidelines associated with their position.
  • Coordinate monthly safety trainings with facility trainers
  • Work with NIH supervisors and managers to identify and prioritize training needs.
  • Write and maintain reports deliverables in accordance with the contract requirements.
  • Participate in the development, review and updates to facility Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 
  • Regular inspection of facility to ensure compliance with Standard Operating Procedures and NIHregulations.
  • Any other duties or task delegated by contract or NIH management.

Hours:  Basic work-week of forty (40) hours per week with the start and the end of the workday dependent on the contract requirements of the workplace.  Hours are dictated by the institutional research schedule, weekend and holiday work maybe required. Must be reliable in attendance to ensure animals receive appropriate level of care. Potential for call-in to assist facility or animal health related emergencies.
Environmental Conditions:
Customarily performs animal care, research management and administration duties in an environmentally controlled work area.  However, technical and management duties may be performed in an animal care vivarium, barrier facility, surgical or test procedure laboratory, animal housing/bedding cleaning and processing areas. Work may require use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in these facilities.  Laboratory environment and/or animal care work areas may be prone to hot and humid conditions, and subject to objectionable odors, aerosols, dust, animal dander, and noise. 

Job ID: 
Bethesda, MD

Priority One Services
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