Utah State University

Supervisor I

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(12/6/2023 6:18 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100% Time
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Animal Dairy & Veterinary Sciences
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences at Utah State University is seeking applicants for a Supervisor I. This position will assist the management of personnel and operation of the small-animal laboratory animal core within the Institute for Antiviral Research (IAR). The successful candidate will help oversee the daily operations, management, and staffing of animal studies. This person will also ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of the animal facilities and associated laboratories (BSL2, BSL3, and Select Agent) and the safe use of equipment and facilities. The Supervisor I reports to the Laboratory Manager, Director of IAR and IAR Faculty/Principal Investigators (PI)s. The position supervises and trains student technicians and full- and part-time technical staff on animal care and experimentation.


  • Assists the Lab Manager in overseeing and managing student technicians in the day-to-day technical, educational, and research support activities conducted in the animal laboratory.
  • Helps supervise the lab animal research core technician group.
  • Conducts weekly lab meetings to coordinate scheduling, work allocation, training, and problem resolution.
  • Will assist in the training and enforcement of safety and Select Agent security standards.
  • Conducts training on new animal techniques or technologies as needed.
  • Resolves problems and issues as they arise.
  • Conducts orientation training for students and part-time employees on properly using equipment, materials, and supplies using established protocols.
  • Performs lab animal experiments according to written protocols, including infections and treatment of laboratory rodents with antiviral drugs and vaccines.
  • Performs necropsies, minor surgeries, and various in vitro lab assays.
  • Researches and recommends parts and supplies for the maintenance of the animal facilities and associated laboratories used by the IAR.
  • Performs or supervises routine and preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment; ensures proper care in using and maintaining equipment, materials, and supplies; performs periodic safety checks.
  • Investigates emerging technologies and makes recommendations for implementation.
  • Maintains policies regarding the safe use of animal facilities and equipment:
    o Maintains accurate records and databases.
    o Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Three years of related experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, organization, leadership, and teamwork skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of laboratory animal research experience.
  • One year of leadership experience.
  • BS degree in a related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to lead, manage, and inspire people.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
  • Ability to analyze complex information and define and solve problems.
  • Skilled in examining and adjusting operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce animal, lab, and infectious agent safety procedures.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures specified by equipment/supply manufacturers.
  • Ability to evaluate the cost of supplies and develop cost-effective measures.
  • Ability to perform routine calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV"
  2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 7/2023

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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