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Loyola University Chicago ASSISTANT DIRECTOR in Chicago, Illinois

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Position Details


Position Number 8150052

Job Category University Staff

Job Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Exempt

Campus Maywood-Health Sciences Campus



Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No

Duties and Responsibilities

In collaboration with the Director, oversees daily operations of the Comparative Medicine Facility, including office, surgical and clinical areas, specialized facilities (quarantine, isolation, cagewashing), diagnostic laboratory as well as general animal housing and – support areas, and departmental research activities.

  • Prepares, with Director, standard operating procedures for all areas which comply with required federal and AAALAC standards.

  • Serves as a backup to the Operations Manager, providing secondary supervision of Lab Animal Care Technicians.

  • Consults with and apprises investigators of standard operating procedures, space requirements, special handling, equipment and husbandry needs. Provides pre-review of investigator experimental protocols.

  • Responsible for day-to-day oversight of fiscal management of the CMF , including monitoring the daily census for billing purposes. Collaborates with the Director of CMF and the Business Manager in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research on budget planning.

  • Tracks IACUC protocol status, and provides support to the Operations Manager in approving facility access.

  • Leads a working committee to help monitor experimental procedures with animals for compliance, ensure accuracy and completeness of individual animal records, health and experimental records

  • Ensures that all persons with animal contact are enrolled in the occupational health program and are appropriately trained to work with the animals.

  • Supports the Director, to ensure institutional compliance with all federal regulations, AAALAC and OLAW standards, state, local and institutional polices.

  • Responsible for preparing reports of all inspections for review by the animal care and use committee and the 10, and for assisting with drafting responses regarding non-compliance to the oversight agencies.

  • Maintains all required USDA , OLAW , AAALAC and IACUC records, and compile data for annual and semi-annual reports and assurances for these internal and external agencies.

  • Responsible, with Director and IACUC Administrator, for preparing AAALAC application and other required documents.

  • Performs all non-clinical duties of the Director in his/her absence

  • Performs other CMF -relevant duties as assigned.

    Minimum Education and/or Work Experience


  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions and established procedures.

  • Ability to perform basic filing, office procedures and word processing.

  • Ability to maintain accuracy and consistency.

  • Ability to communicate verbally.

  • Ability to finish tasks in a timely manner.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to compose letters and memorandums.

  • Ability to deal calmly and courteously with people.

  • Ability to deal with stressful situations.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret data.

  • Ability to function independently and manage own time and work tasks.

  • Ability to work as an effective team member.

  • Ability to lead work teams.

  • Ability to organize workflow.

  • Ability to plan, coordinate and develop multiple projects.

  • Ability to compile complex reports and develop presentations.

  • Ability to negotiate, persuade and establish direction.

  • Skilled job requiring high level of adaptability & interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to interact with internal and external constituents.


American Association for Laboratory Animal Science ( AALAS ) Laboratory Animal Technologist ( LATG ) certification, Certified Manager of Animal Resources ( CMAR ) certification preferred.

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Word, Microsoft Power Point, Access, Groupwise, Lawson, Kronos, Microsoft Excel, Basic Keyboarding Skills

  • With on-the-job experience, must display knowledge of the departmental protocol tracking system.

    Supervisory Responsibilities No

    Required operation of university owned vehicles No

    Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? No

    Physical Demands None

    Working Conditions None

    Open Date 06/10/2024

    Close Date

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Diversity and Inclusion Statement Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    As one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion (https://www.luc.edu/diversityandinclusion/) . We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits (https://cld.bz/c/sy7N6a?utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional&utm_campaign=CldBz-Share-Collection) centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.

    Quick Link for Posting https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/28341