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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Responsibilities*

  • Designs and develops highly effective and engaging training programs for multiple areas of need including external and internal customers
  • Create training program content to support training activities based on adult learning theory which support various learning styles (lecture, hands-on, videos, case studies, demonstrations etc.)
  • Administers, organizes, and conducts training and educational programs based on protocols, guidelines, regulations and SOP requirements
  • Works on various projects simultaneously while also meeting deadlines
  • Actively and clearly communicates with internal and external customers about training needs
  • Encourages student participation in training classes
  • Must be able to learn, adapt and train various animal classes and techniques including; but not limited to: dose administration, husbandry procedures, handling, restraint and surgical preparation and performance
  • Works closely with internal and external departments to develop policies, standard operating procedures, guidelines and train staff on updates or new information
  • Facilitates and organizes training by outside experts as needed
  • Proactively identify training class/program improvement opportunities
  • Regularly update current training class/program content based on regulation, policy, guideline, SOP or general system enhancements
  • Demonstrates adaptability in regards to training classes or programs
  • Maintains records of training activities and employee progress and monitors effectiveness of programs
  • Maintain training laboratory or conference space as needed
  • Maintain, develop and amend training protocols as needed

Maintain training animal colonies as needed

Required Qualifications*

Required Qualifications for Intermediate:
  • 2-5 years of experience working with animals in biomedical research with at least 3 of those years training others in the appropriate care and use of animals in biomedical research
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proven ability to produce high quality deliverables on time
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate clearly with people with various backgrounds and knowledge base
  • Ability to effectively work with common computer systems, programs and databases
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite

Required Qualifications for Associate:

  • 0-2 years of experience working with animals in biomedical research 
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Proven ability to produce high quality deliverables on time
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate clearly with people with various backgrounds and knowledge base
  • Ability to effectively work with common computer systems, programs and databases
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.