Head of Mouse Facilities, Germany

08-08-2018

Position title: Head of Mouse Facilities (m/f)
Company name: Leibniz Institute on Aging
City: Jena
Country: Germany

Position description: 
For our Animal Facility Mouse we are looking— at the earliest possibility—for Head of Mouse Facilities (m/f)

Tasks and Challenges:
Administrative management of the mouse facility including leadership and supervision of staff as well as deployment planning
Assurance of veterinary care as well as species-appropriate keeping, breeding and handling
Compliance with legal requirements regarding animal welfare , occupational and biological safety as well as genetic engineering
Breeding management as well as planning and quality control of animal experiments 
Consultancy of scientists regarding laboratory animal science and practical help and support with experimental settings 
Support in building a Core Facility „Transgenics“
Cooperation with Animal Welfare Officers, scientists and authorities
Responsibility for animal experimentation-database
Planning of budget

Requirements: 
University degree in - veterinary medicine, preferably with doctoral degree and additional qualification as veterinary specialist in the field of laboratory animal science alternative: - biological sciences, preferably with doctoral degree and and several years of practical experience in transgenic methods
Practical experience in animal experimentation (FELASA C Qualification required) and documentation according German TierSchG
Experience with hygiene monitoring, infection control, genetic engineering and FELASA guidelines
Broad experience with breeding of wildtype and genetically modified animals 
Experience in management, leadership, budgeting, staff development planning and quality management 
Very good written and oral English & German skills, high communicative capability 
Great sense of responsibility 

We offer:
Working contract according to Collective Agreement for Federal States (TV-L), possibility for tenure
Compensation according to TV-L depending on qualification and experience, attractive occupational pension scheme 
Very well educated and highly motivated team of veterinarians, team leaders, trainers and animal caretakers 
Flexible working time, a family friendly working environment and the offer of several training and upskilling

The FLI aims to increase the contribution of women to this area. Hence women are explicitly asked to apply

Company name: Leibniz Institute on Aging
Name: HR Department
Phone: +493641656350
Email address: jobs@leibniz-fli.de
Website: www.leibniz-fli.de