Oregon Health & Science University

Manager, Clinical Medicine Unit

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Unclassified Administrative
Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC)
Salary Range
Commensurate with Qualifications
TBD, may be required to work on weekends or holidays, and participate in an on-call rotation with other supervisors and managers
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is located 12 miles west of the OHSU main campus, and sits on 162 acres of land featuring forested areas, research and administration buildings, indoor and outdoor animal housing, a pond, and 2-mile perimeter walking path. Our mission is to improve human health and the quality of life through the support of nonhuman primate research programs that advance our knowledge of the causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of debilitating diseases.

Function/Duties of Position

This position will manage, coordinate, and oversee a group of technicians that completes a large volume of tasks to support the mission of the Clinical Medicine Unit (CMU) in direct support of the Attending Veterinarian (AV), clinical vets and the CMU Unit Head. This position interacts directly and routinely with the clinical veterinarians and the AV to ensure departmental processes meet medical standards and research needs, and with investigators to coordinate high level clinical care where applicable.

This position requires knowledge of rules and regulations for various regulatory agencies, ability to understand the wide variety of clinical protocols, ability to effectively communicate and interact with research and support staff in written and oral formats. This position oversees the training of all clinical veterinary technicians and VHRT positions, and manages documentation involved in training in coordination with the CMU unit head and the Compliance, Education and Training Unit (CETU) including assisting with the creation and updating of training checklists and SOPs. Performance of clinical veterinary support and/or animal care activities may be required on weekends, and/or during non-regular working hours, and includes participation in an on-call rotation with other supervisors and managers. Ability to work in an ABSL3 facility is a requirement of this position.

Additional responsibilities include managing inventory and equipment maintenance needs for the Unit in coordination with Central Purchasing staff. This position assists the Unit Head with budgetary oversight and has responsibility for a large number of spreadsheets and electronic reports.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience
  • 5 years of experience in a research or veterinary environment
  • Minimum 3 years experience of supervisory or management experience 
  • Solid knowledge of the laws and regulations that apply to USDA regulated laboratory animals is required
  • Ability to complete the AALAS certification at the ALAT level within 12 months, and the LATg level within 5 years
  • Must be able to perform clinical work safely in a BSL 2+ and BSL3 environment
  • Ability to understand, carry out, train for, and assist with the review and revision of a large number of SOPs, formal guidelines and policies
  • Ability to effectively work both independently and in a team environment
  • Effective organizational abilities, oral communication skills, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to operate and communicate effectively while meeting multiple deadlines and completing projects simultaneously
  • Project management and organizational skills relevant to organizationally complex, diverse staff environments
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks
  • Ability to be a "self-starter" who identifies, resolves and reports on issues in a timely and effective manner
  • Ability to write and effectively present materials, including presentations and status-reporting
  • Ability to lead effective meetings that are tailored to the participants
  • Ability to create simple to complex project plans, timelines and work breakdown structures using various computer software formats
  • Valid driver's license
  • Work may require that some activities be performed in covered areas that are not environmentally controlled
  • Work may involve exposure to zoonotic agents through injury, by direct contact with animals or their tissues and body fluids, or by contact with equipment contaminated by animals or their tissues and body fluids
  • Work may involve exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals
  • Work may involve exposure to wet or slick walking surfaces and sanitizing chemicals
  • Ability to lift animals (up to 50 lbs), and also involves prolonged standing during exams and other procedures. 
  • Good eyesight and normal color vision are required  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Veterinary Technician Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Leadership training
  • Experience with Lean Six Sigma or similar
  • Experience supervising union employees
  • Experience in a research lab setting with nonhuman primates
  • Certification by AALAS at the LATG level
  • CMAR
  • Certification by the AVMA as a CVT

Additional Details

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter, CV/resume and references.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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