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(Posted 12 July 2019)

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Institution: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Unit: Laboratory Animal Services Centre

Assistant Director - (180002F9)

Applicants should have (i) a veterinary degree specializing in laboratory animal medicine; (ii) a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience in managing laboratory animal facilities, preferably at a university setting; (iii) a comprehensive continual professional development profile in laboratory animal science and welfare and health monitoring; (iv) experience in laboratory animal facility modernization, design and planning of new facilities; and (v) excellent administrative, leadership, planning and communication skills. Proven competencies and experience in business management, with relevant business management qualifications such as MBA, will be an asset. Knowledge and experience of the AAALAC accreditation system will be advantageous.

The appointee will assist in managing an expanding team comprising Veterinary Technologists, Technicians and Research Assistants, etc. The appointee will be responsible for (a) assisting in overseeing the operations of all animal facilities on campus, the Prince of Wales Hospital, the Hong Kong Eye Hospital, and the Hong Kong Children's Hospital; (b) ensuring the health and welfare of multiple animal species; (c) providing training for animal care workers, research staff and students; (d) advising the University and researchers in issues involving research animal care and use; (e) playing a key role in new strategic projects initiated by the University related to upgrade of animal research facilities and infrastructures; (f) playing a key role in AAALAC accreditation; and (g) playing a role in the business management of the Centre, including but not limited to cost recovery, personnel management as well as budgetary planning and management of funds from internal, governmental and industrial sources.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for up to three years commencing as soon as possible, renewable subject to mutual agreement. For application, please click here.