Vivarium Support Supervisor
| Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)|
United States, Maryland, Chevy Chase
|June 21, 2022|
Primary Work Address: 19700 Helix Drive, Ashburn, VA, 20147
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Janelia Research Campus is a pioneering research center in Ashburn, Virginia, where scientists pursue fundamental questions in neuroscience and imaging. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) launched Janelia in 2006, establishing an intellectually distinctive environment for scientists to do creative, collaborative, hands-on work. Our integrated teams of biologists, computational scientists, and tool-builders pursue a small number of scientific questions with potential for transformative impact. We share our methods, results, and tools with the scientific community. It is a uniquely innovative and collaborative atmosphere that reflects HHMI's reputation for excellence.
Summary: The Vivarium Support Supervisoris responsible for managing and distributing the workload within the departmentand/or project. The Leadwill perform tasks associated with completing the workload, alongside other members of the department.This person will have a strong knowledge of the department's/project'soperation, the skills and abilities of the departmental/project'sstaff, and the needs of the researchers they are providing services foror collaborating with. Additionally, the Leadwill have primary responsibilityfor trainingstaff on the techniques and services the department/projectprovides.Theymay alsomanageadefinedproject-specific budget and mayor may nothavedirectsupervisory responsibilities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
An equivalent combination of education, experience, and certification may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Skills and Abilities:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly required to stand and sit and move from one area of the facility to another. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts; with laboratory animal caging of various species including but not limited to mice, rats, and other rodents, as well as fish and other aquatic species; may also be frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, biohazard materials and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and occasionally high. Generally, 40 hours per week. May be required to work some weekends or later hours to complete duties.
This job description sets forth the job's principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word "may," the
Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are "essential functions" of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Compensation and Benefits
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