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Attending Veterinarian and Director of Department of Comparative Medicine
Legacy Research Institute, Portland, OR

Posted 31 August 2015

Legacy Research Institute, a division of Legacy Health which is the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Oregon, is currently recruiting for a full time Veterinarian to serve as Director of the Department of Comparative Medicine.  Board Certified / eligible in Laboratory Animal Medicine, this position will be responsible for providing excellent animal care and will ensure that all research activities are in compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations including the Animal Welfare Act and PHS policy, as well as maintaining AAALAC, International accreditation.  The Veterinarian maintains and supervises programs of disease control and prevention, pest and parasite control, nutrition, anesthesia, analgesia and euthanasia.  The Veterinarian will work in consultation and collaboration with research leadership, surgical education staff, and scientists, and directly supervises all animal care staff. 

Since its opening in 1997, the scope and breadth of basic and translational research at LRI has significantly grown.  LRI has two major goals: (1) to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease through rigorous scientific investigation, and (2) to recruit and retain internationally recognized senior researchers and promising junior scientists. The two primary centers of current NIH funded research are the Devers Eye Institute, focused on the study of glaucoma, and the Robert Stone Dow Neurobiology Laboratories, with studies centered on the molecular mechanisms of stroke, epilepsy, neurodegeneration, neuroprotection, neuropsychiatry, and auditory and vestibular dysfunction.  LRI also supports preclinical research studies and is working towards GLP compliance.  LRI has a rigorous clinical trials program in all major medical specialties. Currently there are 179 active IRB-approved projects and 24 active IACUC-approved basic research protocols. The Legacy Institute for Surgical Education and Innovation, a Level I Comprehensive Education Institute accredited by the American College of Surgeons, is also located at LRI.

LRI is a 65,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art research and teaching facility.  The Comparative Medicine facilities encompass over 8500 square feet. This state-of-the-art unit includes holding and procedure rooms, labs, quarantine and necropsy facilities. The Comparative Medicine program is accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC, International) and was fully re-accredited in 2015.

Candidates must be able to become licensed as a Veterinarian in the State of Oregon, be Board Certified or eligible in Laboratory Animal Medicine and have previous veterinary experience in a research setting.  Strong evidence of leadership and management skills required. Familiarity with GLP compliance preferred. 

Portland is a sophisticated city offering diverse cultural activities and communities that appeal to a wide variety of needs and tastes. Beautiful parks and more biking paths per mile than any other city in the US promote an active and healthy lifestyle. The temperate four seasons, spectacular surroundings of the Columbia River Gorge and the majestic Cascade Mountains, as well as close proximity to ocean beaches and long skiing seasons make this an opportunity for both a dynamic position and a wonderful lifestyle.

As we consider qualified candidates, we are committed to building a culture that values diversity and is reflective of those we care for.

Candidates must complete an online application which can be accessed through our website www.legacyhealth.org.  Please apply to position number 15-2503. A curriculum vitae can be attached as part of the application.  If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Vicki Owen at 503 415-5403 or vowen@lhs.org.  AA/EOE

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Senior Animal Program Veterinarian  
Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, Frederick, MD

Posted 24 August 2015

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc (LBRI) Laboratory Animal Sciences Program (LASP) provides exceptional quality animal care and technical support services for animal research performed at the National Cancer Institute at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. LASP executes this mission by providing a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art technologies and services that are focused on the design, generation, characterization and application of genetically engineered and biological animal models of human disease, which are aimed at the development of targeted diagnostics and therapies. LASP contributes to advancing human health, developing new treatments, and improving existing treatments for cancer and other diseases while ensuring safe and humane treatment of animals.

EDUCATION

  • D.V.M. or V.M.D. degree from a veterinary school accredited by the AVMA or satisfactory completion of the foreign equivalency examination (passing grade) given by the AVMA
  • Minimum of ACLAM board eligibility/certification
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Five (5) years of relevant experience in the principles and practice of laboratory animal medicine including  supervisory experience in a large, multi-species animal program
  • Completion of a residency program in laboratory animal medicine is preferred and may be substituted for equivalent experience
  • Must be able to function independently in an animal research facility environment, as an IACUC member, and in support of investigators engaged in animal research
  • Independently identify and evaluate animal health issues, provide clinical diagnoses, therapeutics and post-procedural care for research animals
  • Identification of regulatory/compliance issues and the ability to work with the IACUC and veterinary staff to resolve issues
  • Ability to recruit, maintain and manage adequate staff
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience in managing a large professional and technical staff
  • Detailed comprehension of regulatory requirements and AAALAC standards
  • Experience with mice, rats, primates, frogs, and fish in a laboratory setting

Interested candidates please apply online:

http://jobs.leidos.com/ShowJob/Id/576012/Senior-Animal-Program-Veterinarian-619788-(NCI)/

For additional information please contact Patti Fitzsimmons at fitzsimmonspa@mail.nih.gov

Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

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Clinical Veterinarian  
Stanford University, San Francisco, CA

Posted 20 August 2015

Applicants must apply to Job ID# 67861 at http://stanford.careers.stanford.edu

The Veterinary Service Center at Stanford University is seeking a Clinical Veterinarian to administer appropriate veterinary care to all animals in the Stanford research colonies, and make critical health care decisions in a wide variety of situations. The Veterinary Service Center (VSC) provides Laboratory Animal Care and operates within the Department of Comparative Medicine. We are fully accredited by the Association for Accreditation and Assessment of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International. Our vision is to pioneer in laboratory animal care, driving research innovations from bench to bedside. The Clinical Veterinarian will play a key role in department operations and will also be responsible for supervising veterinary staff.   

Duties include:

  • Perform veterinary care physical exams, diagnostic work-ups, medical or surgical treatment, and/or euthanasia, for all species found in the research colony populations.
  • Ensure accuracy of clinical records in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Provide expert care in the areas of preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care of research animals.
  • Participate in clinical and didactic training of residents, interns, and visiting veterinary students.
  • Provide assessments of animals prior to intrastate, interstate, and international shipments, including physical examination, review of colony history, and pertinent diagnostic tests.
  • Coordinate clinical service on-call schedule; organize and implement weekly clinical rounds, including rotational schedule for veterinary emergency duty.
  • Review animal use proposals for the Administrative Panel on Laboratory Animal Care, and coordinate the monitoring of approved research projects.
  • Provide clinical supervision and training for Animal Care Assistants, Veterinary Technicians, or lower-level Veterinarians as appropriate.

*Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Graduate of School of Veterinary Medicine with Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD) degree required, and 3 years of relevant experience. 
  • ACLAM board certification
  • Clinical experience with non-human primates, rodents, swine, sheep, amphibians, fish, birds and reptiles
  • Demonstrated success in leadership and management
  • Ability to establish productive relationships within a diverse research community that reflects a strong "client service" commitment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Flexible, self-motivated, and able to work effectively either individually or as part of a team

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

Graduate of School of Veterinary Medicine with Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD) degree required, and 3 years of relevant experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • Advanced knowledge of the veterinary sciences to provide and ensure quality care for research animals under experimental procedures or requiring medical care.
  • Supervisory experience required.

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:

Board eligible or Board certified in a pertinent veterinary specialty. Veterinarian license from at least one state.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Frequently stand/walk, use a computer, and write by hand.
  • Occasionally sitting, reach/work above shoulders, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, twist/bend/stoop/squat, use a telephone, and restrain large animals.
  • Rarely climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), kneel/crawl, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 21-40 pounds.
  • Requires strong aerobic fitness.
  • Ability to work in a dusty, dirty and odorous environment. 
  • Must be free of animal related allergies.

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

About Stanford University 

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. 

Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers. 

Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Please direct questions about the position to Stephen Felt, University, Attending Veterinarian, felt@stanford.edu or (650) 723-5305.

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Associate Director of Vivaria and Veterinary Care  
University of California, Davis, Davis, CA

Posted 20 August 2015

Requisition Number:  03014887  
Recruitment Open To:  UCD/UCDHS Employees and General Public  
For Full Consideration Apply By: 08-27-2015  
Position:  ASSOC DIRECTOR OF VIVARIA & VETERINARY CARE  
Payroll Title:  SENIOR VETERINARIAN  
Number of Positions: 1  
Salary:  $80,100-$144,300/year  
Appointment Type: Career  
Appointment Description: 100%. Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm  
Overtime Eligible: (FLSA) Exempt  
Department: VM: CTR COMPARATIVE MEDICINE - 072090  
Location:  Davis
Search Category: All Jobs  
Background Check: Yes   

Department Description:  The Mouse Biology Program (MBP) is an academic teaching, research, service center and shared resource at UC Davis established to develop, study, and conduct education and training in genetic manipulation of the laboratory mouse. The MBP consists of an interdisciplinary group of scientists, staff, and students from across the UC Davis campus organized under the administrative oversight of the Center for Comparative Medicine. The mission of the MBP is to develop, disseminate, and deliver mutant mouse technologies in the post-genomic era through the application of mouse genetics and biology in biomedical research. The MBP provides centralized and coordinated expertise in mouse biology "from concept through creation" by offering state-of-the-art laboratories, facilities, and services in an enriched environment for students, trainees, and investigators utilizing genetically-altered mice in research.   

Job Summary: Provides a vital role in the management and support of genetically engineered mice. Work as the Direct Supervisor of the surgery core, administrative assistant of the vivarium, Animal health lead and supervisor leads of two core vivaria and report to the Mouse Biology Program (MBP) Director. Responsible for the oversight of animal care and support for two large scale mutant mouse vivaria and one core program (conventional and vendor status barrier and gnotobiotic core). Coordinate all program related Animal Care and Use, rodent health surveillance program, and veterinary oversight in collaboration with the campus IAUCUC and Office of the Attending Veterinarian. Work with other Mouse Biology Program supervisors to coordinate core lab services, provide technical expertise and training to Principal Investigators and their support staff, graduate students, and visiting scientists. Serve in a leadership role as a member of the Mouse Biology Program leadership team providing input on program services and direction. Work with faculty and personnel in creation, implementation and publishing of scholarly research as addresses the programmatic needs of CCM and MBP.   

Physical Demands:

  • Stand for extended periods of time on hard surfaces. 
  • Walk, crouch, kneel, bend and lift items or animals weighing up to 25 lbs.  

Work Environment:

  • Applicants must be able to present documents demonstrating that he/she is currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. 
  • Work with animals in a research setting. 
  • Work with BSL2 (PDX and gnotobiotic challenge). 
  • Work in a high health status, limited access, rodent barrier facility. 
  • Must able to maintain confidentiality of client information. 
  • Work flexible hours and occasional weekends and holidays. 
  • This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy. 
  • No smoking, eating, or beverages allowed in laboratory or vivarium areas. UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.   

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM (or BVSc)
  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board certification or ACLAM board-eligible
  • California Veterinary Medical License and USDA Accreditation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to coordinate activities between units and investigators, consult with investigators regarding their research projects and train investigators, staff and students
  • Demonstrated skills to think critically and work independently
  • Experience in diagnostic veterinary medicine, interpretation of results, and implementation of disease control measures.   

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in biological sciences (or similar field)
  • Knowledge in the management and breeding of traditional and transgenic rodents. 
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience writing and administrating IACUC protocols and BUA protocols
  • Knowledge of computerized data management as well as understanding of applicable International, Federal, State, Campus and UC system wide policies and regulations regarding the care and use of animals in biomedical research.   

TO APPLY: www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=71500

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Associate Director/Associate Professor
Department of Comparative Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Posted 19 August 2015

Interested persons should apply online at http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/services/human-resources/, reference IRC49096.

For additional information please contact Dr. Kim Saunders at saunderk@ohsu.edu or 503-494-8425.  

The Department of Comparative (DCM) at Oregon Health & Science University (central and waterfront campuses) has an immediate opening for a laboratory animal veterinarian at the Associate Director/Associate Professor level.  The duties of this position are in support of the University's educational and research missions, goals and objectives as well as those of central administration and the Department of Comparative Medicine on the Central and Waterfront Campuses

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and direct the provision of veterinary medical care and research support to a variety of animal species in accordance with current veterinary medical standards, federal regulations, PHS Policy, and AAALAC standards;
  • The supervision, direction, and professional development of clinical veterinarians, veterinary residents and veterinary technical staff;
  • Oversee activities involving purchasing, transfers, imports and exports of all animals used on the Central and Waterfront campuses. Oversees the animal health surveillance program.
  • Providing guidance to research personnel on animal model and protocol development and execution. 
  • Oversee training of DCM and research personnel on the humane care and use of laboratory animals, occupational health and safety issues, the use of biohazardous agents and other topics relevant to working with laboratory animals;
  • Advise and monitor the planning, design, construction and commission of new facilities or remodels of existing space.  Oversee building operations, systems and equipment management.  
  • Effective communication and collaboration that fosters and maintains productive working relationships with DCM leaders, investigators and research personnel, the IACUC, EH&S personnel, and other entities involved with the animal care and use program;
  • Financial management including budgetary planning, labor allocation, purchasing and evaluating policies that have a direct input on the DCM budget
  • Active participation on the IACUC;
  • Participation in the veterinary on-call rotation.

Relevant training, experience, and skills:

  • DVM/VMD or equivalent degree from an accredited Veterinary School
  • Minimum of five years of medical and surgical experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species that preferably includes rodents and agricultural species;
  • Proven experience supervising, developing, and managing the performance of veterinary professional staff and/or husbandry staff.
  • Veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States, preferably OR;
  • ACLAM board certification preferred but will consider candidates who are ACLAM Board eligible or who have relevant experience.
  • USDA Veterinary Accreditation or ability to gain such within 6 months of employment

The review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  

OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Policy Number: 03-05-030

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Clinical Veterinarian
Requisition Id# 15912BR, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ DACT

Posted 14 August 2015

Salary Range:
$84,240 - $88,000 per year; DOE  

Close Date:
01-September-2015  

Job Description:  

The Department of Animal Care Technologies seeks a Clinical Veterinarian to oversee and provide clinical veterinary care, including preventative medicine, animal health surveillance, diagnostics and therapeutics, as well as to participate in the regulatory and educational activities of the department.  

Essential Duties:  

The Clinical Veterinarian (CV) reports to the Attending Veterinarian and leads the veterinary team in providing rapid and effective clinical care, overseeing the rodent health surveillance program, and being a vital component of the training program. The CV will also provide IACUC assistance by engaging in policy development and implementation, assisting investigators in animal-use protocol development, pre-reviewing submissions, participating in program inspections, with the possibility of serving as a member of the IACUC.

DAYS AND SCHEDULE: 

Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM; additional hours as required.  

Minimum Qualifications:  

Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine. Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the United States. Possesses, or will obtain within one year of employment, a license to practice veterinary medicine in AZ. Possesses Federal accreditation in order to issue health certificates.

Desired Qualifications:  

  • USDA-certified for issuing health certificates in AZ within one year.
  • Experience in laboratory animal medicine (2 years)
  • Experience with the AAALAC accreditation process, personnel supervision, and clinical medicine of non-human primates.
  • Experience with physiology of laboratory animals and the environmental conditions necessary for the appropriate care of laboratory animals

Working Environment:  

  • Activities are performed in a typical vivarium setting and the incumbent may be subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking, bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling (up to 50 pounds).
  • Exposure to animal fur, feathers, scales, dander, excrement, and bedding.
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include resolution of conflicts.

Department Statement:  

ASU is an AAALAC International accredited research-intensive institution with a rapidly growing biomedical research component in addition to a well-established basic research element. The ASU Animal Care and Use Program, including the Department of Animal Care and Technologies, emphasizes a "compliance as a service attitude" to support both the well-being of the animals and progressive research.  The University has a diverse animal census including non-human primates, dogs, rodents, rabbits, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish that occupy over 70,000 square feet of animal facilities.  The successful candidate will work with the Attending Veterinarian, other staff of the department, other university units, and research faculty and their staff to attend to the health of animals used in the research and teaching programs of university investigators.

The Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development is committed to Advancing Research, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. We seek research funding, support faculty researchers, nurture partnerships with external partners, promote innovation and entrepreneurship, and share what we learn with the community and the world. We make discovery possible. https://research.asu.edu  

ASU Statement:  

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe. 

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree 

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. 

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.  

Fingerprint Check Statement:  

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check. 

Instructions to Apply:  

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Resumes should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meet the minimum and desired qualifications stated in this requisition.

Only electronic applications are accepted.

To apply please go to www.asu.edu/asujobs/ click "External Applicant" under Staff Positions, see Req Id# 15912BR

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Laboratory Animal Medical Officer and Chief
Operations Branch, 59th Clinical Research Division, 59th Medical Wing, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX

Posted 13 August 2015

Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: This is a GS-14 Federal Civil Service Position

The purpose of this position is to serve as the Operations Branch Chief with supervisory responsibility for all personnel assigned to Surgical and Vivarium Operations, and to serve as the Staff (attending) Laboratory Animal Medical Officer (LAMO) for the 59th Medical Wing (59 MDW), Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgery Center, 59th Clinical Research Division (59 CRD) with overall responsibility for all functions of the Animal Care and Use Program. This position requires clinical and surgical veterinary skills, the ability to maintain clinical records and databases, computer literacy, strong organizational skills, support of research procedures and communication with investigators, direct interaction with diverse groups within the 59th Medical Wing and the ability to work with minimal supervision. This position must: 

  • Ensure the optimal veterinary health care of all species associated with the 59 Medical Wing Animal Care and use program 
  • Ensure the 59th Clinical Research Division Animal Care and Use Program is in compliance with all federal, Department of Defense and United States Air force regulations of the United States dealing with Animal Welfare 
  • Maintain regulatory requirements as outlined in Federal, Department of Defense and United States Air Force regulations and instructions.  
  • Maintain accreditation standards of the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Lab Animal Care (International) (AAALACi)
  • Oversees all new and ongoing clinical investigations and research ensuring personnel involved in protocols are trained appropriately
  • Serve as a member and expert advisor to the 59 CRD IACUC.
  • Plans and conducts continuing education courses to maintain proficiency in animal handling, care and treatment to maintain currency of technical staff.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:
Veterinary Services 

  • Perform preventative medicine including but not limited to: quarantine procedures, dental procedures, review of health records and physiological blood data values of research and colony animals, review of and modification of clinical treatment and research protocols; 
  • Develop and implement plans for preventative medicine including review of present preventative plans and modification of preventative plans or protocols based on clinical successful/non-successful clinical outcomes; 
  • Participate in animal health maintenance including but not limited to: surveillance of colony animal health in conjunction with other veterinary clinical staff and colony staff, infectious disease testing, routine physical exams and bio-sample analysis for research and colony animals, dental health examination. 
  • Provide care to sick or injured animals including provision of follow-up care and release from clinical treatment;
  • Supervise maintenance of clinical records;
  • Keep continuous surveillance for clinical signs of disease and injury; 
  • Perform radiology, ultrasound, endoscopic, and surgical procedures; 
  • Determine and direct use of anesthetic and analgesic agents; 
  • Perform sedation and anesthesia with controlled drugs; 
  • Provide guidance to surgical support staff on instrumentation, sanitation practices, surgical suite maintenance;
  • Provide patient peri-operative anesthesia and monitoring as needed; 
  • Provide and oversee post-operative intensive care, including the use of sedatives, analgesics, and antibiotics;
  • Ensure that all procedures performed have the appropriate regulatory and internal approvals prior to being performed; 
  • Communicate regularly with veterinary, husbandry, pathology, behavioral management staff; 
  • Stay current on all required training; 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Research Support 

  • Maintain detailed records regarding individual laboratory animals, e.g., animal health, weights, procedures performed, medications administered, project assignments, etc. within regulatory requirements and 59 CRD guidelines; 
  • Assist investigators with protocol development and study scheduling; 
  • Consult with investigators regarding study progression; 
  • Train and oversee technical staff performing research procedures and anesthesia; 
  • Perform research surgeries and procedures, and develop new techniques; 
  • Assist with protocol preparation and review where applicable.      

Regulatory Compliance                                             

  • Maintain compliance with all USDA, PHS, AAALACi, Department of Defense and United States Air Force policies and procedures regarding the Care and Use of Animals
  • Provide supervision of veterinary clinical staff members as needed; 
  • Provide training to veterinary technicians, husbandry staff, students, residents, and investigators as needed; 
  • Assist in management of controlled substance inventory; 
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities to keep technical staff current in all aspects of the Care and Use of Animals in training and research;
  • Provide orientation, training, and refresher training for on-site personnel; 
  • Write and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); 
  • This position will provide technical direction to the Veterinarian Services, Animal Care, and Research Support staffs. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from a College of Veterinary Medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Association or has a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Association's Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG in progress will be considered), and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state; 
  • A minimum of three years of clinical and surgical experience with laboratory animals including swine.  
  • It is necessary to have understanding of animal welfare regulations and an understanding of biosafety principles.  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Proficiency in use of computers including use of word processing, spreadsheets, database software, and internet usage.  
  • Demonstrated capacity to work well independently and in collaboration with a diverse staff. 
  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
  • Must be Board Certified by ACLAM as a Laboratory Medical Animal Office

DESIRED:

  • Research surgical and imaging (ultrasound, endoscopy, and laparoscopy) experience. 
  • Teaching experience both in a classroom setting and with individuals. 
  • Supervisory experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply for this position, please send your resume to Mr. Paul Barnicott, Deputy Director, 59th Clinical Research Division.  Email:  paul.barnicott.1@us.af.mil, Phone:  (210)292-5687)

 

Executive Director / Attending Veterinarian
UCLA Division of Lab Animal Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Posted 10 August 2015

Job Duties

The Executive Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) is the UCLA Attending Veterinarian (AV).The Executive Director/Attending Veterinarian reports to the Vice Chancellor for Research (Institutional Official) and to the Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM). The Executive Director/AV serves as the ultimate authority and advisor on all veterinary matters at UCLA; specifically, this individual: 

  • Implements the campus animal care and use program ensuring that all animal facilities and husbandry programs are in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, FDA Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations, National Institutes of Health guidelines and UCLA campus policies;
  • Ensures the availability and provision of medical veterinary services for all animal facilities on the UCLA campus and contract facilities;
  • Oversees the DLAM programs and services: Business & Finance, Consultation & Training, Medicine & Surgery, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Rodent Breeding Colony Management, GLP Preclinical Studies, and Technical Operations;
  • Provides consultation and ensures availability and provision of training to research investigators, technicians, and husbandry staff; 
  • Manages the DLAM space, materials, facilities, and personnel; 
  • Coordinates appropriate responses to public records requests and responses to state and federal agencies and the accrediting agency, the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), International.

Job Qualifications

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M./V.M.D.) degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school;
  • Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in a discipline related to biomedical research; 
  • Board Certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM);
  • California Veterinary Board practice license (or eligibility) is strongly preferred.
  • As the AV plays a pivotal role in maintaining program accreditation, experience working with the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), International, is essential.
  • The successful candidate must have direct experience participating in AAALAC site visits as an evaluated entity; status as an ad hoc AAALAC site visitor, or Council Member, is preferred. 
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of NIH/OLAW, USDA, and AAALAC regulations as well as State regulations and University policy regarding the use of animal subjects in research. 
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills to be able to communicate effectively with the IO, ARC, and other constituents; ability to present information with proposed recommendations and solutions. 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to work effectively and diplomatically with a broad range of diverse individuals in a professional and non-reactive manner. 
  • Demonstrated excellent managerial skills in order to direct, guide, train and evaluate the efforts of staff to meet operational standards, with the ability to hold personnel accountable and make difficult decisions to improve operations. 

Interested persons should submit a letter of interest to include a statement of career objectives, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references.

Summary Information

  • Job Title: Executive Director - Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • UCLA Title: Director
  • Job Num.: H78621
  • Work Hours: 7am-4pm Monday-Friday
  • Work Location: CHS Vivaria
  • Job Type: Career
  • Duration: indef
  • Minimum Salary: $61.16 / $10,642 per month
  • Maximum Salary: $147.99 / $25,750 per month

Please be advised that all new hires will be required to successfully complete a criminal background investigation and a medical examination, which includes a drug screening, prior to employment at UCLA Health. The receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests, and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant's identity and legal authority to work in the United States are also required. Any misrepresentation, falsification or material omission may result in a candidate's failure to receive an offer, or if already hired, an immediate dismissal from employment.

In an effort to promote and maintain a healthy environment for our patients, visitors, and employees, UCLA Health is a smoke-free site.

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Senior Scientist
Office of the Scientific Director, Animal Program, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD

Posted 10 August 2015

With nationwide responsibility for improving the health and well-being of all Americans, the Department of Health and Human Services oversees the biomedical research programs of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and those of NIH's research Institutes.  The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is seeking an outstanding scientist to direct the Animal Program on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.  The NHLBI DIR faculty are an outstanding group of internationally recognized biomedical researchers working on a wide range of basic and clinical research topics (please see http://dir.nhlbi.nih.gov/) complemented by intramural research within the other NIH institutes (please see http://www.nih.gov/science/#campus).

The NHLBI is recruiting for a Senior Scientist in the Office of the Scientific Director, Animal Program. There are three major components to the NHLBI Animal Program which comes together to support the NHLBI research program. Technical Support: The Animal Program provides care and technical services for NHLBI research animals including husbandry, purchasing, health monitoring, animal import/export, mouse rederivation and cryopreservation services as well as providing support for NHLBI animals in other NIH facilities.  Animal Surgery and Resources Core: The Core services provided include animal model development, surgery, surgical support, post-operative care as well as technical services such as radiography, blood and tissue collection, hematology and blood chemistries.  Murine Phenotyping Core: Provides cardiovascular, metabolic, pulmonary, neuromuscular and behavioral phenotyping primarily for mice but also other species. 

Candidates must have a D.V.M., and have experience with processing animal care contracts. Supervisory experience is preferred, although not required.

Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. 

Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.  Applicants should submit: descriptive letter of interest highlighting key qualifications; current curriculum vitae with complete bibliography, and arrange for the submission of six letters of reference.

Applications will be accepted online from Monday, August 10th, 2015 - Monday, August 24th, 2015. To apply, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/411913500 (Job announcement number: NIH-NHLBI-DH-15-1453856.

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

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Senior Veterinarian
Req #: 122797, WaNPRC/Primate Center, Seattle, WA

Posted 6 August 2015

Job Location: Downtown Seattle Posting Date: 07/21/2015 

Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 

Notes: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by 8/14/2015.  

http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/

The Primate Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Veterinarian Senior.  Under the general direction of the Supervisory Veterinarian, this position provides critical veterinary care of nonhuman primates (NHPs) used for research and breeding at the WaNPRC. This position will have the primary duties to include but not limited to performance of specialized work related to the health, care and management of nonhuman primates at the WaNPRC. This position requires clinical and surgical veterinary skills, the ability to maintain clinical records and databases, computer literacy, strong organizational skills, support of research procedures and communication with investigators, direct interaction with diverse groups within the WaNPRC and the ability to work with minimal supervision. This position must ensure the optimal veterinary care of nonhuman primates (NHPs) at WaNPRC and ensure the support of AIDS-related and other research as well as breeding programs within the WaNPRC facilities. This position must: 

  • Ensure the optimal veterinary health care of Non-Human Primates (NHPs) at the WaNPRC; 
  • Ensure the University of Washington is in compliance with federal regulations of the United States 
  • Department of Agriculture (USDA), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), National Institute of Health (NIH), and with accreditation standards of the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Lab Animal Care  (International) (AAALAC); 
  • Support the AIDS-related research projects at the WaNPRC by consultation with investigators and oversight of technical research procedures. 
  • Support the health of WaNPRC breeding colonies. 

 

Position Duties and Responsibilities: 

Veterinary Services 

  • Perform preventative medicine including but not limited to: quarantine procedures, dental procedures, review of health records and physiological blood data values of research and colony animals, review of and modification of clinical treatment and research protocols; 
  • Develop and implement plans for preventative medicine including review of present preventative plans and modification of preventative plans or protocols based on clinical successful/non-successful clinical outcomes; 
  • Participate in animal health maintenance including but not limited to: surveillance of colony animal 
  • health in conjunction with other veterinary clinical staff and colony staff, infectious disease testing, routine physical exams and bio-sample analysis for research and colony animals, dental health examination. 
  • Present weekly summary of open clinical cases and follow-up results of closed clinical cases during weekly clinical rounds meetings; 
  • Provide care to sick or injured animals including provision of follow-up care and release from clinical treatment;
  • Maintain clinical records in a custom electronic database, the Animal Research Management System (ARMS);
  • Keep continuous surveillance for clinical signs of disease and injury; 
  • Perform radiology, ultrasound, endoscopic, and surgical procedures; 
  • Provide care for pregnant and neonatal NHPs; 
  • Determine and direct use of anesthetic and analgesic agents; 
  • Perform sedation and anesthesia with controlled drugs; 
  • Provide guidance to surgical support staff on instrumentation, sanitation practices, surgical suite maintenance;
  • Provide patient peri-operative anesthesia and monitoring as needed; 
  • Provide and oversee post-operative intensive care, including the use of sedatives, analgesics, and antibiotics;
  • Provide weekend/holiday on call coverage across all Seattle facilities involving NHPs assigned to a variety of research projects; 
  • Perform the duties required of Essential Personnel members in the event of an emergency; 
  • Ensure that all procedures performed have the appropriate regulatory and internal approvals prior to being performed; 
  • Communicate regularly with veterinary, husbandry, pathology, behavioral management staff; 
  • Stay current on all required training; 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Research Support 

  • Maintain detailed records regarding individual laboratory animals, e.g., animal health, weights, procedures performed, medications administered, project assignments, etc. within regulatory requirements and WaNPRC guidelines; 
  • Review viral testing records to ensure maintenance of SPF colony status; 
  • Monitor progression of AIDS in lentivirus-infected animals, and take appropriate actions to support animal welfare; 
  • Assist investigators with protocol development and study scheduling; 
  • Consult with investigators regarding study progression; 
  • Train and oversee technical staff performing research procedures and anesthesia; 
  • Perform research surgeries and procedures, and develop new techniques; 
  • Assist with grant preparation and review where applicable.      

Regulatory Compliance                                             

  • Maintain compliance with all USDA, PHS, AAALAC, UW, and WaNPRC policies and procedures 
  • Provide direct monitoring of clinical cases and present verbal and written reports to the University of Washington Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Attending Veterinarian. 
  • Provide supervision of veterinary clinical staff members as needed; 
  • Provide training to veterinary technicians, husbandry staff, students, residents, and visiting scientists; 
  • Assist in management of controlled substance inventory; 
  • Conduct clinical research, either independently or collaboratively, to advance knowledge regarding nonhuman primate medicine and research use.  Information gained is to be reported in local and national forums and peer reviewed literature. 
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities, including small animal continuing education courses and literature pertaining to nonhuman primates; nonhuman primate related conferences and meetings, specialty practice conferences and inter-department research related lectures and literature.  
  • Provide orientation, training, and refresher training for on-site personnel; 
  • Write and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); 
  • Participate in WaNPRC and UW committees and Primate Center Consortium working groups. 
  • This position will provide technical direction to the Veterinarian Services, Animal Care, and Research Support staffs. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from a College of Veterinary Medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Association or has a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Association's Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG in progress will be considered), and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state; 
  • The ability to obtain a license to practice in the state of Washington and National USDA accreditation. 
  • A minimum of three years of clinical and surgical experience with laboratory animals including nonhuman primates.  
  • It is necessary to have clinical proficiency with primates, a high level of technical skills specific to primates, understanding of animal welfare regulations and an understanding and proficiency in biosafety principles.  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Proficiency in use of computers including use of word processing, spreadsheets, database software, and internet usage.  
  • Demonstrated capacity to work well independently and in collaboration with a diverse staff. 
  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.

DESIRED:

  • Board certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). 
  • Experience with nonhuman primates assigned to AIDS-related research projects. 
  • Research surgical and imaging (ultrasound, endoscopy, and laparoscopy) experience. 
  • Teaching experience both in a classroom setting and with individuals. 
  • Supervisory experience.

Condition of Employment:

Since this position will be handling controlled substances, the successful candidate will be required to have a successful outcome of a criminal history background check, 

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of health assessment at the UW's Employee Health Clinic.  The health assessment may include but is not limited to tuberculosis clearance, measles clearance, serum banking, immunizations, such as tetanus and vaccinia, physical exam and/or review of work health history, x-rays, and/or assessment to wear positive or negative respiratory protective equipment.  These health assessments will be repeated periodically during work assignment. 

Punctuality, regular and predictable attendance is an essential job function of this position. May be required to work with and take specific precautions, against and/or be immunized against potentially infectious agents.  Specific precautions may include wearing respirators and/or protective clothing. Employee is personally responsible for following health & safety and security policies/procedures, and staying current on all required training.  Bloodborne pathogen training and compliance with all aNPRC and UW security policies is also mandatory.  This position involves handling non-human primates and human pathogenic organisms.  The ability to work in an ABSL 2 with 3 practices containment facility is required.  In addition, the employee is required to maintain all necessary licensing credentials as determined by State and Federal Law. 

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Clinical Veterinarian
Covance, Alice, TX

Posted 3 August 2015

Covance Research Products in Alice, TX is hiring a clinical veterinarian for our Alice, TX facility.

Please apply online:

http://careers.covance.com/job-postings/53467BR/veterinarian 

The statements below reflect the general responsibilities and requirements of the identified position but may not describe all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

Job Summary:

  • To provide veterinary health care for laboratory animals, give advice regarding the care and maintenance of laboratory animals, and provide training for technicians.  
  • To monitor animal health and welfare in compliance with applicable animal welfare regulations and help maintain facilities for AAALAC accreditation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide laboratory animal medical and surgical care by examination, treatment and advice to ensure adequate and humane veterinary support, at an independent, senior level.
  • Assist program director to ensure that company policies and practices regarding animal care and welfare are in compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Assist in training of staff 
  • Assist with animal welfare-related regulatory/administrative duties [e.g., compliance with USDA, Home Office,(etc.) regulations and standards, AAALAC, client visits]
  • Serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, as needed.
  • Perform physical examinations of laboratory animals as indicated in protocols and SOP.
  • Perform ophthalmic or other veterinary examinations on laboratory animals.
  • Provide scientific expertise on animal health, biology, physiology, and research methodology to staff scientists and technicians.
  • Attend scientific meetings and provide leadership in scientific organizations, including attaining peer recognition through publications and/or presentations that contribute to the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Report all animal care concerns and become involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary.
  • Function as leader of a specialty area (e.g., anesthesia or ocular clinical leader).
    • Lead and complete team projects, as assigned.
    • Mentor junior veterinarians and/or technicians.
  • Interacts with study direction, technical and client services staff.
  • Interacts with sponsor representatives.
  • Travel, as needed, for continuing education and vendor site visits.
  • Graduate of AVMA accredited veterinary school or equivalent. 
  • Mandatory immunizations and screening as required.
  • May be in contact with potentially hazardous substances.
  • Work may require wearing protective clothing, visors or respirator for long periods.
  • Overtime and weekend work as required.

Required:

  • 5-10 years of experience in the laboratory animal medicine or science field preferred.
  • For USA positions only: must have a veterinary license in at least one state and ability to obtain a license and USDA accreditation in the state where the position is located (i.e. Wisconsin, Indiana, etc.) within 6 months. Board certification or eligibility for board certification in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine or European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine desired.
  • Knowledge of small and large animals used in research.
  • Must be able to work in a laboratory setting with laboratory animals.  

Please apply online:

http://careers.covance.com/job-postings/53467BR/veterinarian 

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Attending Veterinarian
Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Posted 3 August 2015

The University of Kentucky is seeking applicants for an Attending Veterinarian. This position reports directly to the Vice President for Research (VPR) and collaborates with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the UK Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR), Office of Research Integrity, and other administrators, faculty, and staff. The primary objective of this position is to ensure a wide variety of animals at the University receive adequate veterinary care and that other components of the animal care programs are appropriate and in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies related to humane care and use of animals for research, teaching, and testing activities.

The position requires a DVM/VMD; a license to practice veterinary medicine in the Commonwealth of Kentucky or eligible to be licensed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky within six months of hire; a Category II Accreditation from the National Veterinary Accreditation Program of the USDA or is eligible to obtain accreditation within six months of hire. 

Relevant veterinary specialty board certification (ACLAM, ACVS, ACVIM, ACVP); experience overseeing and managing research animal care program; and agricultural and/or exotic animal experience is preferred.

Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and the brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life balance that the University strives to provide to its employees. Visit the University's website and the VP of Research website and see for yourself what makes UK one great place to work!

Submit an online application to requisition number RE04150 at: https://ukjobs.uky.edu.  Contact HR/Employment for questions at: (859) 257-9555, option 2. Application deadline is August 31st, 2015 and may be extended as necessary. 

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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Clinical Veterinarian or Senior Clinical Veterinarian
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Posted 30 July 2015

The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) at the University of Pittsburgh has an opening for a laboratory animal veterinarian at the Clinical Veterinarian or Senior Clinical Veterinarian level.  As a member of the DLAR leadership team you will:

  • Provide clinical veterinary medical care and research support for a variety of laboratory animal species;
  • Assist DLAR supervisors with operating and maintaining animal facilities in compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures;
  • Provide recommendations to DLAR senior management on issues that impact the University's animal care and use program. 

Responsibilities include:

  • The provision of veterinary medical care and research support to a variety of animal species in accordance with current veterinary medical practices, federal regulations, PHS Policy, and AAALAC standards;
  • The supervision, direction, and professional development of veterinary technical staff;
  • Providing guidance to research personnel on animal model and protocol development, the selection of appropriate anesthetics and analgesics, surgical techniques and procedures, pre and post-operative care, rodent breeding colony management, and methods of euthanasia;
  • Training DLAR and research personnel on the humane care and use of laboratory animals, veterinary medical procedures and techniques, the appropriate use of veterinary equipment, occupational health and safety issues, and other topics relevant to working with laboratory animals;
  • Effective communication and collaboration that foster and maintain productive working relationships with other DLAR leaders, investigators and research personnel, the IACUC, EH&S personnel, and other entities involved with the animal care and use program;
  • Active participation on the IACUC;
  • Participation in the veterinary on-call rotation.

Relevant training, experience, and skills:

  • Minimum of two years of medical and surgical experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species that preferably includes nonhuman primates, aquatics, and agricultural species obtained either in a post-graduate laboratory training program or as a full time veterinarian in a biomedical research facility;
  • Veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States, preferably PA;
  • Experience supervising, developing, and managing the performance of veterinary professional staff is preferred.

The review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Interested persons should submit a letter of interest to include a statement of career objectives, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references to: Dr. David Schabdach, Senior Executive Director and Attending Veterinarian, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources, University of Pittsburgh, S1040 Bioscience Tower, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA 15261, dschab@pitt.edu. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Manager of Veterinary Services
Nestle Purina R&D Center, St. Joseph, MO

Posted 27 July 2015

On behalf of Nestle Purina, Pathfinder Executive Search seeks applicants for Manager of Veterinary Services. 

Duties of the Manager include:

  • Serves as Attending Veterinarian to approximately 1,300 Sensory Pets (~700 cats and 600 dogs). Nestle conducts no invasive animal tests
  • Supervises staff Veterinarians' practice, training and career development 
  • Provides oversight/performance of routine and complex medical cases and administration
  • Collaborates with nutrition product Research & Development staff and others globally
  • Assists in the design and implementation of animal welfare, husbandry, breeding, and sanitation programs
  • Provides guidance to Center Personnel for care and use of all Center pets

Candidate Qualifications include:

  • DVM or Equivalent with 10 or more years of experience
  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge of the principles and practice of Veterinary Medicine
  • Current license to practice in one state and eligible for licensure in MO
  • 5+ years personnel supervision and unit leadership 
  • Excellent understanding of research protocols and (Animal Welfare) Regulatory requirements in a research setting
  • Strong preference for DVM with laboratory animal care experience

The Manager of Veterinary Services is located at the Nestle R&D Center about 30 miles north of Kansas City, MO in St. Joseph. The smaller-community location close to a major metropolitan center affords very high quality of life, low cost of living, strong schools and attractive culture. The largest pet nutrition company in the U.S. Nestle Purina is committed to strong fundamental and applied science and highest quality pet nutrition products. The company also has created a winsome culture with high employee satisfaction and tenure. Nestle is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualified applicants are invited to contact Myron Davis at Pathfinder Executive Search via telephone 765.583.2611 and/or email to myron@pathfindersearch.net.

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Veterinarian Position
Southwest National Primate Research Center, Texas Biomedical Research Insitute, San Antonio TX

Posted 22 July 2015

The Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) located at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, invites applications from experienced primate veterinarians.  The Assistant Veterinarian will be responsible for ensuring appropriate veterinary care and regulatory compliance consistent with Standard Operating Procedures and in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act and The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. This includes but is not limited to overseeing the preventative health program, disease surveillance and prevention, administering analgesics and anesthetics, managing the DEA controlled substance program, surgical and post-surgical care, and diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Applicants must possess a D.V.M./V.M.D. degree from AVMA accredited university, valid license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States and USDA accreditation or be able to become USDA accredited.  Must be able to obtain a DEA license. Must be able to pass a third party security check and/or Department of Justice background check.

Requires two or more years of primate clinical medicine experience. A minimum of two years' experience beyond the doctoral degree at this or another institution. Preference is three years of primate clinical medicine experience; three to five years in the field of veterinary medicine. Formal training in laboratory animal medicine. Five years of primate experience in a laboratory animal research setting. Proficient computer skills (Microsoft, Excel), technical writing skills, knowledge of review and development of study protocols, knowledge of regulatory requirements. 

Application packets are accepted electronically or in hard copy.  Apply online at http://www.txbiomed.org/about/employment. Completed application packet is a requirement for all positions. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. EOE

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Staff Veterinarian
Charles River Laboratories, Reno, NV

Posted 16 July 2015

For additional information go to http://jobs.criver.com/reno-jobs


Basic Summary:

Responsible for providing professional veterinary services. Oversee and perform veterinary procedures that support all studies.  Oversee all aspects of the animal care and use program as needed.  May supervise or oversee veterinary technicians and manage the activities of assigned section to ensure effective performance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage daily animal health assessment program.
  • Perform veterinary rounds as scheduled, and provide clinical care and preventive medicine support.
  • May perform surgical support and provide anesthesia, surgical and analgesic technical expertise/advice to facilitate protocol development.
  • May assist in sentinel animal monitoring and other monitoring programs.
  • Train employees in advanced skills, techniques and procedures.  Ensure that training is properly documented and regularly updated as necessary.
  • Provide animal health care guidance for veterinary services personnel as required.
  • Ensure that internal and external applications, reports and other materials are prepared and submitted as required.
  • Prepare or review responses to internal/external inspections and quality assurance audits of veterinary or animal welfare type content.
  • Participate in the quarantine and conditioning program which includes participation in vendor management, e.g. conducting site visits, reviewing vendor health information, communicating specific issues related to shipments to them, and tracking overall vendor performance.
  • May serve as a full or ad-hoc member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), assisting in protocol review and other efforts as identified.
  • Consultant to Study Directors and/or sponsors regarding study design prior to IACUC submission and as part of the veterinarian review and IACUC monitoring.
  • Ensure all study related in-life procedures and processes are accomplished in accordance with the study protocol as it relates to animal welfare and veterinary issues.
  • Perform veterinary research support to Study Directors and Sponsors.
  • Maintain compliance with all applicable laws and regulations including the Animal Welfare Act.
  • Ensure that all animal care related activities are conducted in accordance with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards and regulations.
  • May use controlled substances and be responsible for maintaining appropriate records.
  • May develop new or innovative surgical techniques or other procedural improvements appropriate to research studies.
  • May assist in management of the activities of assigned section, including supervising employees, scheduling, personnel actions (hiring, promotions, raises), discipline, personnel development and performance monitoring.
  • May assist in the development of operating objectives, organizational structure, improvement projects, staffing requirements, budget, departmental systems and SOPs.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Education:  Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) or international equivalent.
  • Experience:  Minimum of 3 years of experience in laboratory animal medicine required.  Two years supervisory/management experience preferred. 
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state required.  Ability to practice veterinary medicine in the work state highly desirable.  ACLAM eligibility or accreditation preferred.
  • Other: Computer literacy (Windows PC) WordPerfect and Excel.  Good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.  Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and guidelines that govern animal research, research conduct principles (GLP) and current methodology of laboratory animal medicine and management is important.

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Clinical Research Veterinarian
PMI, San Carlos, CA

Posted 8 July 2015

The Clinical Research Veterinarian provides clinical management of surgical subjects in our contract research laboratory. As the clinical leader in the Operating Room environment, the Clinical Veterinarian plans, checks and directs the work of surgical technicians, works directly with the client's research team on protocol development and is responsible for meeting all protocol requirements. The incumbent will oversee and provide clinical health maintenance of all laboratory animal colonies.  

Specific Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Provides daily oversight of preventative medicine program, medical treatments, surgical staff and post-operative care of surgical subjects.
  • Ability to perform cut downs for vascular access and other surgical techniques as needed.
  • Circulate through ORs providing veterinary support to clients and technical oversight.
  • Participate as trainer in the staff-training program.
  • Interacts with clients during client meetings to offer support and direction for specific client needs.  
  • Act as Study Director and liaison between PMI and client for general animal health and recovery during overall study period.
  • Support pathology services by performing necropsies and explants per protocol.
  • Support, facilitate and enhance OR operations duties.
  • Write and review SOPs for OR operations
  • Report writing for client studies.
  • Rotating weekend on call
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge and/or technical advances in the fields of laboratory animal medicine, and related disciplines.  
  • Has working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices, veterinary and laboratory animal science.  
  • Active participation in professional societies. 
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Candidates Will Have:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an AVMA accredited program 
  • Licensed by the California State Board of Veterinary Medicine 
  • Board Certification by either ACLAM or ACVIM preferred
  • Experience in a GLP PreClinical CRO is preferred 
  • General knowledge of laboratory animal medicine and surgical/anesthesia techniques
  • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice regulations 
  • Broad understanding of USDA animal welfare regulations and AAALAC guidelines 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in as team or matrix environment
  • Self-starter with a "can do" attitude and ability to analyze problems and identify creative solutions 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Entry level or a couple years of experience

Please email your cover letter and resume to bdiethorn@pmipreclinical.com.

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Associate Director for Veterinary Services 
Division of Animal Resources, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Posted 25 June 2015

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) seeks an Associate Director to lead the Veterinary Services section of the Division of Animal Resources (DAR).  The DAR maintains and manages research infrastructure to support the university animal research community.  This is an ideal opportunity for someone to assume an important leadership role in the support of research at the institution and to be part of an ongoing effort to support the research quality and competitiveness of VCU.  The Associate Director reports directly to the Director of DAR, serves as a member of the IACUC and will work with the Director in improving and sustaining existing vivarium facilities and in planning new ones.   

Responsibilities as Associate Director of this AAALAC International accredited institution include oversight of clinical care and well-being of animals used in biomedical research at the University, providing assurance for compliance with all regulatory and accreditation standards concerning research animals, directing a staff of 4 and managing DAR resources.  Duties include the following: assist in the development and oversight of animal health monitoring programs; protocol review consultation; participation in training of animal care staff, faculty and investigative staff; providing veterinary review of IACUC applications; IACUC membership; oversight of the surgical research unit; and liaison and coordination with facilities and security planning and development. The candidate should have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. Experience with transgenic mouse colony management is required.

Requirements include DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited program, Board certification by ACLAM, and 3-5 years of experience at a comparable facility. The ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively, an ability to supervise technical and professional staff, strong interpersonal skills, and experience with non-human primates, aquatic species, and transgenic animals.

Applications and nominations, including letter of interest, vitae and the names and contact information for three references should be submitted to: http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/facjobs/

Note: Select "Research" after clicking on the link above.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Clinical Veterinarian 
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, TX

Posted 18 June 2015

Job Ref: 11157
Talent Area: Laboratory
Location: Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX 77030
Area/Department: Comparative Med Core
Employment Type: Regular
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Company: Methodist Research Institute
Work Shift: DAY
Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Houston Methodist Research Institute was formed in 2004 to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments.  

The research institute was created to provide the infrastructure and support for these endeavors, and to house the technology and resources needed to make innovative breakthroughs in important areas of human disease. A 440,000 square foot building dedicated to research, the research institute houses over 1,150 staff members, 270 principal investigators and has more than 600 ongoing clinical trials.

Job Summary

This position will have a primary role in overseeing the clinical program that provides veterinary care for all species of laboratory animals housed at the THMRI animal facilities. Veterinary care will include diagnosis, treatment, and surgery of laboratory animals as well as providing oversight of rodent colony management, health surveillance and breeding programs. The research clinical veterinarian also provides direct supervision of veterinary technicians, including hiring and evaluations. A key role of the veterinarian is to review animal use protocols and provide assistance to investigators with protocol development and implementation, including GLP pre-clinical studies. TMHRI is an AAALAC accredited institution. The clinical veterinarian shares responsibility to ensure that the animal program and facilities are in compliance with federal, state, and local regulation and policies.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide clinical care for a variety of laboratory animal species, including but not limited to rodents
  • Provide diagnostic and surgical services
  • Manage preventive medicine programs including rodent health surveillance, quarantine, and diagnostic laboratory activities
  • Oversee animal studies conducted using Good Laboratory Practises (GLP)
  • Coordinate the animal import/export process
  • Contribute to training programs for animal care and research staff members
  • Provide research support and consultation to principal investigators
  • Review animal use protocols and provide assistance to investigators with protocol development
  • Assist with the distribution and accounting of controlled substances
  • Assist in maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and policies
  • Participate in the design and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures for the animal care program
  • Assist with the maintenance of the animal program and facilities for AAALAC accreditation
  • Supervise employees as assigned
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Education Requirements

A doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from an accredited university

Experience Requirements

Board certification in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and GLP experience preferred

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Required

License to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Requires personnel management abilities and veterinary medical knowledge
  • Familiarity with current USDA and PHS regulations
  • Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in computer software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and various database systems 

Working Environment

Standard laboratory environment; some assignments may be in hospital units with typical hospital environmental hazards and concerns.

Please apply to job ref 11157 on-line at: http://www.houstonmethodistcareers.org/job/9747/acm-clinical-veterinarian/ 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

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Director, (Academic Administrator VII)
Office of Laboratory Animal Care, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Posted 4 June 2015

The University of California Berkeley seeks applications for a Director of the Office of Laboratory Animal Care (OLAC). This full time position is anticipated to start in Fall 2015 for an initial three-year term, and is renewable thereafter based upon performance.

The Office of Laboratory Animal Care (OLAC) supports the University in achieving its academic mission by assuring compliance with all applicable federal, state and local animal welfare regulations that govern the use of animals in research and teaching. The Berkeley campus conducts a wide range of animal research involving a diverse population of animals including rodents, ectothermic species, non-human primates, non-rodent mammals and birds. For more information on UC Berkeley's animal programs and activities, visit the OLAC website at http://www.olac.berkeley.edu/.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research, the OLAC Director is responsible for managing an exemplary program of laboratory animal care and use on the Berkeley campus. 

Specific duties include:

  • Manage a staff of 50 full time equivalent employees with direct supervision of 2 full-time state licensed veterinarians, 4 animal health technicians, 4 facility supervisors, 1 trainer, and 1 office manager.
  • Manage an annual budget of $5M consisting of $2M in state funds and an additional $3M in estimated revenue income.
  • Manage approximately 105,000 assignable square feet of animal housing facilities in several locations.
  • Maintain a consistently high level of quality in the care and use of animals in research and teaching in compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Assist in animal research protocol reviews and the development of campus policies in support of an exemplary animal care and use program.
  • Advise and train campus scientists, students and technical staff to ensure animal protocols are followed.
  • Act as an advocate and spokesperson for the campus at the local, regional and national levels on issues relating to animal care and use.
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with campus faculty, students, and staff as well as the general public and the surrounding community.
  • Assist in maintaining an effective occupational health and safety plan for the campus to ensure compliance with Cal OSHA guidelines and requirements.
  • Provide leadership in organizing the campus response to accreditation visits by the AAALAC.
  • Participate in the design and development of animal facilities for new and remodeled buildings under construction.
  • Serve as a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
  • Based on background and experience, may pursue independent and collaborative research opportunities and/or perform teaching duties.

Basic Required Qualifications (required at the time of application):

  • DVM from an accredited school of veterinary medicine.
  • Valid U.S. license to practice veterinary medicine.
  • Minimum of five years of laboratory management experience in a multi-species, multi-disciplinary academic environment.

Additional Required Qualifications (required by the start date of the position):

  • Ability to obtain a California license within one year from date of hire.
  • Knowledge and understanding of federal and state regulatory requirements and AAALAC recommendations pertaining to the care and use of animals in research and teaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with diverse individuals while providing and ensuring quality veterinary care and programmatic and regulatory compliance.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in a union environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications (highly desired and will be given preference):

  • USDA Veterinary Accreditation.
  • ACLAM board certification.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary will be commensurate with experience.
  • UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

To apply, please go to the following link to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae: http://apptrkr.com/201527971.

The initial review date is June 22, 2015; please apply by this date to receive full consideration.

Questions may be referred to Frank Nelson at 704-909-8162 or nelsonassociatesnc@gmail.com.

All applications will be kept confidential. This position is a sensitive position and is subject to a full criminal background check.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

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Global Head, Laboratory Animal Science, (LAS)
AstraZeneca, Cambridge UK / Mölndal Sweden

Posted 29 May 2015

Are you looking for a highly visible and influential strategic leadership role with a world-leading pharmaceutical company that will build on your knowledge of laboratory animal science? At AstraZeneca, we’re seeking a Global Head, Laboratory Animal Science (LAS) to join us in Cambridge or Mölndal, where we’re making significant investments in new R&D facilities to push the boundaries of science and deliver better outcomes for patients.

You’ll direct and lead our Global LAS organisation, which is part of the Drug Safety & Metabolism (DSM) function and a integral component of the drug research & development process. You’ll ensure that the work of LAS aligns to our key disease research areas, supporting safety and efficacy studies within the AstraZeneca strategy. The role will involve implementing key initiatives and taking ownership of the resourcing, planning and interpretation of scientific/operational data of Global LAS projects, with a particular focus on new therapeutic modalities.

We’ll expect you to foster a culture in which animal welfare standards under the concept of 3Rs are given the highest priority, while promoting world-class scientific practices and ensuring their global adoption. Inspiring and managing the Global LAS leadership team, building strong relationships to disease research areas, and enhancing the external scientific reputation of Global LAS and AstraZeneca will all be part of your remit in this challenging role.

Essential requirements

  • PhD in Biological Science or recognized qualification in veterinary medicine or equivalent
  • Ability to influence strategic thinking while maintaining independent and objective views
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of laboratory animal science
  • Proven effectiveness in leading and operating in complex, global, regulatory environments
  • Strong advocacy, communication, networking and problem-solving skills, plus sound business judgment
  • Proven project management skills – the ability to frame and design project plans, identify appropriate resourcing requirements, implement and measure the success of programs
  • Broad understanding of all in vivo activities for each disease research area
  • Experience with departmental budget and management systems, and R&D processes.

To apply, please visit this page.

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Translational Research (Staff Scientist)
Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Posted 29 May 2015

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Vaccine Research Center (VRC) is recruiting for a staff scientist to oversee the Translational Research Program (TRP). The TRP supports the VRC mission of advancing vaccine and therapeutic candidates from basic research to clinical evaluation and towards potential licensure by providing all aspects of oversight and programmatic assistance to support teaching, training, and in vivo research for VRC laboratories. The TRP serves three major functions at the VRC: 1) provides centralized support and service for all in vivo research, 2) conducts collaborative research and animal model development, and 3) operates a fully accredited laboratory animal facility. The staff scientist will oversee an allocated annual budget to cover services, supplies, salaries, and contracts.

The VRC seeks candidates with a D.V.M. with board certification in laboratory animal medicine to serve as the animal program director (APD) and attending veterinarian for the VRC. The successful candidate will have a proven record of a broad spectrum of scientific research in clinical and pre-clinical environments, as well as experience with validated immune monitoring and practical vaccine development. The candidate should have previous demonstrated experience in working with senior scientists and scientific staff to support in vivo research actively for a robust scientific program. The candidate will also have experience in program and personnel management, developing and managing research contracts, financial oversight, and contract administration. The candidate will plan, manage, and analyze data from animal and clinical studies evaluating immunogenicity of vaccine candidates entering product development. He/she will have overall responsibility to ensure compliance of VRC's animal program with all applicable institutional (NIH), local, state, and federal laws. NIH is fully AAALAC accredited. 

In addition to the above requirements, the ideal candidate will have experience in vaccine and therapeutic development research, rodents, and nonhuman primates; familiarity with principles of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) animal studies and regulatory compliance; and a record of independent research with authorship in peer-reviewed publications.  

Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. 

To apply for the position, interested candidates should email their curriculum vitae, bibliography, three letters of recommendation, and an outline of your research interests (no more than two pages) to Kimberly Kiehl, kiehlk@niaid.nih.gov. Applications will be accepted through July 30, 2015.   

Visit Careers at NIAID for more information about NIAID and additional career opportunities.

HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers. NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

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Senior Research/Clinical Veterinarian
MIT, Cambridge, MA

Posted 28 May 2015

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has an opening for a full time Senior Research/Clinical Veterinarian. Those who are interested should apply online: http://jobs.mit.edu/external (search for job ID 12298). Also, please arrange to have three letters of reference emailed to Dr. James G. Fox (jgfox@mit.edu).

Job Description: The Senior Research/Clinical Veterinarian will be a member of the DCM leadership managing the animal health care and clinical services within the MIT and Whitehead animal facilities, conducting independent and/or collaborative research, and mentoring postdoctoral trainees.  Duties include the following: 1) Participate in collaborative research focusing on the utilization of novel genome editing techniques in common marmosets for the generation of animal models. This will include the implementation of assisted reproductive techniques such as staging and synchronization of estrus cycles, collection of oocytes from superovulated animals, performance of ultrasound-guided embryo transfer, and monitoring of pregnancies; 2) Oversee the operation of the marmoset colony including provision of clinical care, management of breeding operations, and implementation of the preventative health care program; 3) Train postdoctoral fellows, veterinary technicians, research technicians, and other research staff on humane handling, clinical procedures, and research techniques employed in the care and research utilization of common marmosets; 4) Assist with the provision of clinical care to other laboratory animal species; 5) Participate in the education, mentoring and training of Division postdoctoral fellows and summer fellows in comparative medicine; 6) In conjunction with the Assistant Director/Chief of Surgical Resources and Chief of Primate Resources, monitor the operation of the animal facilities, ensure that SOP's are being followed, ensure that researchers are supported adequately and are following DCM guidelines, and contribute to the continuing education program for the Division's animal technicians; 7) Communicate with MIT staff and faculty regarding animal health and welfare issues and animal model development; and, 8) Directly supervise postdoctoral fellows, research technicians and veterinary technicians.

Requirements:  DVM from AVMA-accredited university and ACLAM board certification.   Post DVM degree preferred.  Three years of pertinent experience post specialty training.  Submit three letters of recommendation via email to James G. Fox (jgfox@mit.edu)

Employer Information: The Division of Comparative Medicine at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology provides animal husbandry and clinical care for all research animals on the MIT campus. The Division conducts externally funded research and has an NIH funded training program for veterinarians specializing in biomedical research.

MIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

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Veterinarian Supervisory
WaNPRC Arizona Breeding Colony, Maricopa County, AZ

Posted 27 May 2015

Position Description: 

Under the general direction of the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) Associate Director of the Division of Primate Resources (DPR, the Supervisory Veterinarian will provide the appropriate environment to support outstanding biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues and nonhuman primate health and biology.  In conjunction with our Mission Statement, these values link this position to our purpose as a Center: 

  • Commitment to Research
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability - Productivity
  • Communication  

Position Duties and Responsibilities: (full description posted online)

  • 40% - Provide oversight of the animal healthcare and preventative medicine program, and manage the Veterinary Services (VS) unit for nonhuman primates.
  • 20% - Assist the Associate Director with managing the Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) Macaca nemestrina (Mn) breeding program for the WaNPRC. 
  • 15% - Assist the Associate Director with the management of the WaNPRC-ABC facility. 
  • 15% - Regulatory compliance 
  • 10% - Contribute to clinical and scientific literature 

Requirements:

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from a College of Veterinary Medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Association or a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Association's Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates. 
  • Ability to obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Arizona. 
  • Candidate must obtain USDA accreditation within 6 months of hiring. 
  • A minimum of five years of clinical experience with clinical medicine of nonhuman primates to include at least 3 years managing a nonhuman primate animal care program in a complex research setting. Clinical proficiency with nonhuman primates, and a high level of technical skills specific to nonhuman primates is imperative. 
  • Understanding and proficiency across all related biosafety principles.  
  • Experience with the development and allocation of animal resources.  
  • Human resources experience such as hiring, training, and corrective actions. 
  • Experience working effectively with a team of diverse personnel. 
  • Ability to work independently in accordance with WaNPRC mission, vision and values while developing a team environment in a relatively remote location. 
  • Demonstrated success at leading, organizing, coordinating and managing multiple concurrent and complex projects with deadlines.  
  • Knowledgeable about animal facility design, equipment and maintenance. 
  • The candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively in English in both written and oral formats. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook, electronic animal medical records and web conferences.  

Desired:

  • 10 years experience in managing a nonhuman primate breeding program. 
  • 10 years experience with the management of a laboratory animal program.
  •  Extensive experience with teamwork, managing multiple priorities, and developing innovative solutions to problems. 
  • Board certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM.)  

Full position listing available at http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/index.html

Requisition # 119942

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Director II - Director, Department of Laboratory Animal Resources
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Posted 27 May 2015

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities: 

Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) at Iowa State University is seeking applications for a Director to oversee the facilities, veterinary staff, animal care staff, and housing and husbandry of animals in LAR facilities.

The Director will perform leadership duties including budgeting, personnel management, and long-term planning for LAR. The individual will lead the effort to enhance the facilities and services provided by LAR and work in close collaboration with the Attending Veterinarian and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee to assure animal care in LAR consistent with all applicable federal regulations. The Director will supervise and manage the LAR staff including veterinarians, office staff, and animal care staff and will keep up to date on applicable regulations and laws. The Director will be expected to confer with federal agencies as needed and will respond to media and external contacts relevant to animal welfare and related topics. The Director will report directly to the Assistant Vice President for Research.

The successful candidate will have the ability to motivate and lead a group of diverse staff in a complex organization as well as the ability to achieve major strategic objectives for LAR. The candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and will be able to communicate effectively with university administrators, faculty, and staff.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 8 years of related experience; OR a Master's degree and 6 years of related experience; OR a Ph.D. or other professional degree and 3 years of related experience unless otherwise specified under supplemental required education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • DVM
  • Experience in Laboratory Animal Science.
  • Experience that demonstrates knowledge of AAALAC accreditation.
  • Experience managing an animal research unit.
  • Experience working with an Institutional Care and Use Committee and Institutional Biosafety Committee in a university setting.

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s): CMAR (Certified Manager of Animal Resources) certification.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612.

Applications must be submitted on-line for Posting # 50201P.  

To apply, please go to https://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/12274 or  to: http://www.iastatejobs.com:80/postings/11875 on the ISU jobs web site and "Apply to this Job" to complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to answer supplemental questions and attach the following documents: 

  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae 
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Contact information for three references 

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Robyn Davis at robynd@iastate.edu or call 515-294-1785. 

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.  

To ensure consideration, submit application by June 26, 2015.

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