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1st Edition

Managing the Laboratory Animal Facility

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ISBN 9780429127960
Published December 12, 2010 by CRC Press
216 Pages

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Book Description

Most people in research are elevated into managerial positions because of their skills as scientists and their political acumen, not necessarily because of managerial training or experience. Helping to fill this need for managerial training, author Jerald Silverman shares the valuable information he's gained from over 25 years experience managing a laboratory animal facility. He takes proven managerial concepts and adapts them to the laboratory animal facility setting. Whether you are a manager in training or you are looking for help in applying the basic concepts of managing a laboratory animal facility, this book helps you fulfill the unique responsibilities of assessing needs, communicating effectively, and establishing goals with people from many different academic and skill levels.

Table of Contents

The Basics of Managing a Laboratory Animal Facility
The Organizational Environment
The Management of Human Resources
Managing Financial Resources
Management of Information Resources
Time Management
Setting Per Diem Rates
Hiring the Right Person

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"In a treatise part academic theory and part hard knocks, Jerry Silverman has laid out what's been lacking for too many years in lab animal facility management. . . an attempt to provide management primer for those individuals overseeing laboratory animal facilities. . . may serve as an important read and reference for the facility manager."
-Mark Klinger

"…This book is a good informational resource for any new manager to the field of laboratory management. The information is presented in a way that will keep your interest and stimulate you to think how it can benefit you and the facility in which you work."
-Susan K. Cutter, BS, RVT, RLATG, Purdue University,

"[The chapters] are EXCELLENT. Very well written, easily understood, and pertinent. I was totally impressed. … It was a pleasure reading them."
- Amy Ingraham, RLATG, Pharmacal Research Laboratories, Inc.

"… interesting, well-conceived … from an individual who is well-known and highly respected in the field of laboratory animal science. … The fact that the book is aimed specifically at managers in laboratory animal science makes it particularly valuable. … I see this as a book that should be present in every laboratory animal facility and would recommend it with enthusiasm."
- Peggy J. Danneman, V.M.D., M.S., ACLAM, Chief of Veterinary Services, The Jackson Laboratory