Colony Administrator

The Southwest National Primate Research Center located at Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, is seeking a Colony Administrator who will be responsible for the oversight of three breeding colony resources – a baboon colony, a rhesus macaque colony and a common marmoset colony. The person in this position will be a Staff Scientist. A Staff Scientist is not required but is eligible to seek independent research funding. This position will report to the SNPRC Associate Director for Research. Three colony managers will report to the Colony Administrator.
Responsibilities will include:
•Oversee the strategic plan for colony breeding. The strategic plan may include parameters such as colony size, genetic diversity, pedigree, purpose breeding for genotypes or phenotypes, and specific pathogen free characteristics.
•Chair the species advisory committees.
•Translate the strategic plans into breeding and management plans for the colony managers.
•Oversee the appropriate percentage of animals are assigned to breeding or projects.
•Oversee animal assignments to studies or sales.
•Project future animal needs and animal production based on past and present research use.
•Establish short- and long-term genetic management plans in conjunction with the Genomics Core.
•Write the colony components for the P51 grant renewal and write the annual progress report for the colony components.
•Be a member of the NPRC’s Breeding Colony Management Consortium. Attend monthly teleconferences and annual in-person meetings.
•Function as a resource for investigators on the basic biology of species and study design.
•Conduct and publish resource-related research.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: REQUIRED: A doctoral-level degree with at least two years of post-doctoral experience. PREFERRED: A doctoral degree in primatology or biological anthropology. Five years of post-doctoral experience is preferred.

OTHER: This is a full-time salaried (exempt) position. Texas Biomed business hours are Monday through Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Texas Biomed is committed to a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug screen is required.

Apply online at Application packets are accepted electronically or in hard copy. A completed application packet is a requirement for all positions. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status