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Supervisor Biological Research Unit NE

Cleveland Clinic
Stuart, FL 34994

Job Summary:

Supervises the daily operations of the animal facility sections within the Florida Research and Innovation building.



  • Supervises daily activities of the animal husbandry staff to include work assignments and work schedules.
  • Assists with hiring, training, performance evaluations and/or veterinary technical and disciplinary actions.
  • Coordinates and monitors staff activities for compliance with regulatory and accrediting institutions.
  • Ensures and supervises the care, comfort, nutrition, and safety provided to research animals housed in the FRI.
  • Supervises the receipt of incoming animals.
  • Performs the duties of an animal care technician or veterinary technician as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


    • High school diploma or equivalent.


      • N/A


        • Assist Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT), Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT), or Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) certifications from American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) or license as a Veterinary Technician (VT)

          Complexity of Work:

          • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
          • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

            Work Experience:

            • Five years of experience in all phases of animal husbandry and technology to include at least two years’ experience as a lead animal husbandry technician or similar leadership role in an animal facility.
            • Experience working with USDA covered species, preferred
            • Experience in breeding rodents, preferred
            • Experience with animal husbandry in a BSL-2/3, preferred

              Physical Requirements:

              • Ability to see, stand, bend, walk, lift, and transport supplies, equipment, and/or animals weighing more than 50 pounds safely.
              • Ability to work in an environment of unpleasant odors and sights, subject to animal bites and scratches.
              • Necessity for completing the job before leaving work.
              • Animal care is a 7-day per week, 365-days per year job.
              • All tasks must be performed to fulfill guidelines and regulations according to regulations.

                Personal Protective Equipment:

                • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required. 

                  The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic’s Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

                  Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities",


Posted: 2020-05-20 Expires: 2020-06-19

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Cleveland Clinic
Stuart, FL 34994

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