Cincinnati, Ohio

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

The Office of Research Laboratory Animal Medical Services department is looking to fill a Manager Unit Operations position. This position will manage and administer the training program for personnel participating in the Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP); assist the Office of Animal Regulatory Compliance with oversight of training and Occupational Health & Safety requirements for ACUP personnel. They will need to be customer service driven, creative/innovative, dependable, a self-starter, have strong computer skills, be able to multi-task and work with a Team, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Essential Functions

  • Manage, develop, implement, and assist with the administration of goals to achieve strategic objectives; assume management responsibility for a wide range of projects/tasks associated with primary business operations and/or corporate relations that have significant impact within the business function (e.g. training, website admin, etc.)  
  • Provide leadership by serving as a unit resource, consultant and liaison for directors and administrators within designated unit, as well as external offices and agencies to ensure conformity and compliance with operating procedures, university policies, collective bargaining agreements, state regulations and federal laws. 
  • Manage the functions of the assigned unit; develop internal procedures, implement quality improvement initiatives/controls and assess staff skills to ensure achievement of established department goals and objectives; ensures identify problems and recommend and implement solutions.    
  • Assist administrator with analyzing and interpreting data; research, develop, edit and prepare documents and reports; resolve issues and render decisions in which quality of execution has significant impact within the manager’s area and influences service delivery on a department and division basis.  
  • May monitor and reconcile ledgers and budgets for a designated unit(s). 
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.). 
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Seven (7) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

Three (3) years of relevant experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Experience working in a research setting
  • AALAS certification (e.g., ALAT, LAT, LATG)
  • Experience with husbandry practices and vivarium operations
  • Knowledge of regulations, accreditation, and oversite bodies (e.g., the Guide, Animal Welfare Act, PHS policy, AAALAC, USDA, IACUC)
  • Advanced skills working with Microsoft Excel


  • An attractive compensation package, including base salary and excellent benefits (e.g., retirement, medical/dental, tuition remission);
  • An outstanding professional opportunity to work with highly talented and committed colleagues and contribute to the growth of a world-class organization and fulfillment of the overall mission of the institution;
  • Growth potential within the university.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Continuously
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Continuously
  • Hearing, listening - Often
  • Talking - Often
  • Pulling, pushing - Seldom
  • Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Seldom


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 65301 


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