Animal Welfare Officer / Breeding Manager (40-80%)


Animal Welfare Officer / Breeding Manager


The Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB) is seeking for an Animal Welfare Officer / Breeding Manager (40-80%).

IOB is a research institute combining basic and clinical research. Its mission is to drive innovations in understanding vision and its diseases and develop new therapies for vision loss. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your abilities challenged, and your knowledge expanded.

As Animal Welfare Officer / Breeding manager you will be jointly responsible for IOB's breeding management and compliance efforts regarding animal care.

Your position

Animal Welfare Officer
• Central processing of animal experiment applications
• Supporting and advising researchers on the planning, execution of animal experiments and application processes
• Tracking continuing education
• Monitoring compliance with legal requirements in laboratory animal husbandry and research
• Interfacing with the Cantonal Veterinary Office of Basel-Stadt and the Cantonal Animal Experimentation Commission
• Fulfilling reporting obligations to the authorities

Breeding Manager
• Advising researchers and supervise gm mouse line breeding
• Monitoring gm mouse lines colonies in contract breeding facility together with in vivo managers
• Deputizing regarding managing and approving mouse line purchases
• Controlling cage numbers in line with budget, internal resources and experimental needs
• Overseeing research projects and foreseeing research needs

Your profile

• Veterinarian or person holding a degree in biological sciences or equivalent
• Several years of research experience in the animal experimental field
• Complete training for persons involved in animal experiments (LTK Modul 1 or FELASA category B course)
• Complete training for persons directing animal experiments (LTK Modul 2 or FELASA category C course) is a plus
• Knowledge of Swiss animal welfare legislation related to experimental animals
• Proven track record as Animal Welfare Officer is a strong plus
• Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal skills required
• Excellent communication skills in English, German is a plus

We offer you

• Highly competitive conditions in a dynamic and international research community in Basel
• IOB is an equal-opportunity employer with family-friendly work policies

Application / Contact

Interested candidates should submit their application online via IOB's job portal to the position Candidate selection will be done on an ongoing basis.

For further information, please visit our website or reply to the confirmation mail that you will receive after your application.

University of Basel

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Deadline: 2024-07-31
Location: Switzerland, Basel
Categories: Biology, Clinical Sciences, Experimental skills, Molecular Biology, Molecular science, Plant Breeding Research, Veterinary,


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