• Miami

Assistant Site Director/ Director of Operations Primate Breeding Facility

Job Title: Associate Site Director – Primate Breeding Facility

Position Overview:

As the Associate Site Director for our Primate Breeding and Holding Facility, you will work closely with the Site Director to provide critical support in achieving the facility’s mission and objectives. You will be responsible for overseeing various departments, including Husbandry, Veterinary Staff, Primate Breeding Group, Facilities Maintenance Group, and Animal Biological Samples Collection Group. Your role will encompass strategic planning, operational excellence, and project management, all aimed at upholding the highest standards of laboratory animal care and research support. Reporting directly to the Site Director, your expertise and leadership will be instrumental in advancing our facility’s goals.


Strategic Alignment:

  • Collaborate closely with the Site Director to ensure that departmental goals align with the overall facility’s strategic objectives.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of long-term strategies for the facility.

Operational Leadership:

  • Support the Site Director in overseeing day-to-day operations within the Breeding colony and maturation colony.
  • Work to ensure strict compliance with regulatory requirements, protocols, and safety standards.
  • Maintain a keen focus on animal care and welfare, upholding the highest standards.

Project Management:

  • Assist in the coordination and execution of complex projects within the facility, ensuring that they align with organizational goals.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support project success, staying within timelines and budgets.

Departmental Support:

  • Work closely with the Heads of various departments, including Husbandry, Veterinary Staff, Primate Breeding Group, Facilities Maintenance Group, and Animal Biological Samples Collection Group.
  • Provide support and guidance to help departments operate efficiently and achieve their objectives.

Compliance and Regulatory Support:

  • Assist in ensuring strict adherence to all applicable regulations, including CDC and quarantine protocols, across the facility.
  • Collaborate with the Site Director on regulatory matters and agency interactions.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Support the Site Director in maintaining strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, fostering collaboration and open communication.

Resource Management:

  • Contribute to resource allocation and budget oversight in coordination with the Site Director.
  • Help optimize facility operations while maintaining fiscal responsibility.

Problem-Solving and Crisis Support:

  • Assist in addressing operational challenges promptly, employing innovative solutions and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Collaborate with the Site Director in emergency response and crisis management.

Staff Development:

  • Promote a culture of excellence, collaborating with the Site Director to mentor staff and facilitate professional growth and development.
  • Support ongoing training initiatives to ensure highly skilled and motivated teams within each department.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field, with a focus on laboratory animal science or related disciplines.
  • AALAS certification as LATG or CMAR is highly preferred.
  • Proven experience in project management and leadership roles within laboratory animal operations facilities.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse teams.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to addressing challenges.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and thrive in a team-oriented environment.
  • Familiarity with primate care, husbandry, and biomedical research is a plus.

As the Associate Site Director/ Director of Operations, you will play a vital role in supporting the Site Director in achieving our facility’s mission, ensuring the highest standards of animal care, and fostering a culture of excellence in laboratory animal operations. If you are passionate about advancing research and animal care in a dynamic environment, we invite you to apply for this important leadership role.