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Manager - Animal Research Farm
Field Opportunities
Job Function/Requirements: 
  • Manage the research farms owned and leased by Newport Laboratories
Essential Job Duties: 
  • Coordinate research and Quality Control animal acquisition and disposition as well as necessary rendering activities
  • Oversee building maintenance
  • Supervise animal caretakers
  • Arrange for weekend and holiday animal care
  • Coordinate feed deliveries
  • Supervise and arrange for all necessary repairs
  • Obtain bids for facilities repairs and renovations as needed
  • Order and install replacement parts as needed
  • Check the health of pigs daily and notify the project leader of any sick or dead animals
  • Clean and disinfect all animal rooms, hallways and office area daily
  • Disinfect all rooms at the termination of the studies and prior to repopulation
  • Wash dirty cloths and boots daily
  • Move animals as necessary to new rooms or buildings
  • Responsible for the final disposition of all research animals
  • Supervise all new animal arrivals and ensure that new animals are healthy
  • Ensure all ventilation and heating systems are working properly
  • Help researchers as necessary with animal handling
  • Properly code all receipts and invoices
  • Take water and electric meter readings monthly
  • Ensure the farms meet USDA inspection guidelines and be responsible for timely correction of any deficiencies
  • Ensure that the research farms owned or leased meet all environmental codes, animal welfare guidelines, etc.
  • Coordinate auditors and visitors in case of inspection or visit
Nature and Scope: 
  • The incumbent reports directly to the R&D Director (or acting Director)
  • The incumbent will independently make day-to-day decisions regarding research farm functioning and delegate duties as needed
  • The incumbent will coordinate all animal activities (arrival and departure) as well as their daily care and cleaning
  • The incumbent has technical responsibility to project teams and project goals
  • For accurate and honest documentation and reporting of research data and results as necessary
  • Work in a safe and productive manner within the guidelines established by policy
  • He/she acts within the guidelines established by Company policy and delegated authority
  • Must understand and work with regulatory guidelines established by USDA
  • Accountable for complying with the BIAH/Merial/Newport Business Code of Ethics to the highest standard
  • Accountable for complying with the Company Handbook and all policies set by the Company
Requirements: 
  • The position requires a livestock farm background with 3-5 years of experience
  • The position requires a working knowledge of a research farm operation, production animal agriculture as well as animal care welfare and manure management
  • The incumbent must be knowledgeable in research animal restraint, housing and appropriate cleaning and disinfection procedures
  • The position requires good verbal and written skills, knowledge of the use and care of animals, and good manufacturing, laboratory and clinical practices
This position offers a competitive salary and full benefit package. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Qualified applicants that are committed to be a team member in an innovative culture may submit their resume along with salary requirements

Newport Laboratories, located in Worthington, Minnesota assists veterinarians and livestock producers in their efforts to address animal health problems through diagnostic testing and production of veterinary biologics. We are the nation’s leading manufacturer of autogenous biologics. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.