VETERINARY DIAGNOSTICIAN-ANTIMICROBIAL MONITORING PROGRAM MANAGER
Requisition Number: 03024751 Final Filing Date: 09-18-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: ACAD PRG MGT OFCR 3 Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $5,683.33 - $11,408.33/MO Appointment Type: Career Appointment Description: 100% Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is not represented by a collective bargaining unit
Department: CA ANIMAL HLTH&FOOD SAFETY LAB - 072200 Department Description: CAHFS provides California's livestock and poultry industries, and veterinary practitioners who serve them, with a full range of diagnostic laboratory services for disease control, enhancement of health management, and protection from diseases common to animal and humans. In meeting this need, the CAHFS also serves as the backbone of California's disease warning system through its animal disease surveillance program. The system consists of four laboratories currently located in Davis, Turlock, Tulare and San Bernardino. Funding for this program is provided through a contract with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and through revenue generated from user fees. An additional program, the Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, is funded through a contract with the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) and horse wagering monies, and provides full-service drug testing and a pharmacology research and development program.
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter References
Job Summary: Responsible for coordinating the performance of bacteriological diagnostic testing particularly as it relates to evaluating bacteria for antimicrobial resistance in the CAHFS system. The objective is to ensure that the laboratory and communication needs of CDFA personnel are met in regards to addressing activities associated with adherence to the CA SB27 legislation. Activities include continued use of and periodic verification of validated methods using uniform and consistent SOPs and technical methodologies that can be performed in laboratories across the system (Davis, Turlock, Tulare, San Bernardino). Participate in sample processing and bacterial recovery, identification, phenotypic evaluations for antimicrobial susceptibility or resistance, genotypic screening for antimicrobial resistance elements, and other evaluations of these agents necessary to support CDFA programmatic monitoring activities. Responsible for preparing/writing reports, presenting information to CDFA officials and outside organizations including professional meetings, performing cost analyses, preparing standard operating procedures and grants, as well as participating in the preparation of peer-reviewed publications and CAHFS-internal and external documents as needed for the growth and promotion of CAHFS Bacteriology and specifically the CDFA Antimicrobial Use and Stewardship (AUS) Program. Perform diagnostic bacteriology and antimicrobial susceptibility testing to accomplish work in CDFA-supported outside research projects. Design and conduct research projects which support the AUS program and address requirements of SB27 legislation. As new technologies are implemented in CAHFS branch locations, will also develop procedures and monitor performance of system-wide methodologies to ensure consistency of performance, quality control, quality assurance, and technical proficiency. Specific activities may include maintaining a personnel training program and performance records for staff system-wide, providing training, test performance evaluations (i.e. assay rotations among labs), and conducting internal proficiency testing to assess ongoing technician competency.
Physical Demands: -Regular travel to all branch laboratories as needed; travel to meetings.
-Lift up to 30 pounds of supplies.
-Ability to tolerate strong odors, distinguish color.
-Ability to perform repetitive motions such as pipetting
Work Environment: THIS IS NOT AN H1B/J1 OPPORTUNITY. Candidate must be legally permitted to work in the United States and not subject to revocation.
-Work occasional weekends and holidays.
-Due to Federal quarantine requirement, incumbent cannot own poultry or birds.
-Employment is contingent upon clearance of an additional background check related to Tier 1 Select Agents.
Per the terms and agreements of the department's contracts and grants, the position requires signing of a Confidentiality Agreement or Non-Disclosure Agreement regarding testing and client information.
All CAHFS employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
Must wear laboratory required/supplied PPE and participate in Health Surveillance Program.
This position is subject to prophylactic vaccination for rabies, as well as medical surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.
Tolerate strong odors and the sight of exposed animal tissues and blood products, and to handle/dispose of infectious materials.
May, at times, work with or be in areas where biohazardous and chemical materials and infectious diseases are present. Specific hazards of the position are, but are not limited to salmonella, Listeria, E. coli, Campylobacter, hot acids, bases, ethers and other chemicals.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Davis is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: - PhD with emphasis on microbiology, bioinformatics, molecular diagnostics, or equivalent combination of experience and training. - Demonstrated experience working in a high throughput diagnostic lab performing and interpreting antimicrobial susceptibility testing. - Knowledge of quality control and quality assurance methods in a diagnostic laboratory that utilizes complex methodologies Knowledge and demonstrated experience identifying and characterizing mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance in bacterial organisms. - Experience with quality control documentation requirements to meet accreditation standard (ISO, A2LA, CLIA etc). - Interpersonal, oral and written communication skills to interact, present and work effectively with personnel, local, state, federal and international agencies. - Skills to obtain, comprehend, and give adequate consideration to others' priorities, opinions and concerns. Skills to communicate complex and sensitive information, negotiate and resolve conflicts and promote teamwork - Analytical, problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making skills to independently research, develop, and recommend solutions to complex problems and issues - Knowledge and skills to instruct, technically train, and provide consultation to technical and professional personnel. Leadership and project management skills, including exceptional organizational skills, sufficient to coordinate multiple ongoing projects of significant complexity. - Management experience. - Organizational and analytical skills to plan, organize, and prioritize work assignments; to develop, evaluate and implement programs; and to analyze and assess project activities.
Preferred Qualifications: - DVM. - Knowledge of veterinary diseases. Experience managing budgets and projects, organizing and delivering presentations, composing reports and written correspondence; analyzing information and present it logically and concisely. - Teaching experience. Experience designing experiments, performing statistical analyses, and preparing scientific reports, papers, and presentations. - Working knowledge of various federal, state and private grant proposal and budgeting guidelines. - Ability to work under multiple deadlines in a fast-paced team environment.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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