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Clinical Veterinarian
SNBL, Everett, WA

Posted 19 September 2014

For more than 55 years, SNBL (Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories, Ltd) has been a leader in helping biopharmaceutical companies generate high quality data with the exceptional precision needed to rapidly advance new medical therapies and innovations that improve patients’ lives, SNBL has facilities in Japan, the United States, China, and Cambodia. Our international footprint enables us to meet the research needs of clients around the globe. We are committed to providing our customers with fast and precise results across the entire drug development spectrum, from early discovery research to late-stage clinical trials.  The SNBL team is dedicated as a company and as individuals in working with our clients to improve patient care and treatment outcomes. This is a cornerstone in our drive for excellence across all aspects of our business. 

This is a 12 month part-time (up to 20 hours per week) contract assignment. The Clinical Veterinarian will examine, diagnose and treat laboratory animals at SNBL USA Everett, WA, to ensure the health of animals used in scientific research, comply with regulations governing their humane and ethical treatment, and competently perform all tasks relating to caring for animals in a clinical setting.

Job Description

  • Provide routine and/or specialized veterinary medical, dental, imaging, and surgical services for various laboratory animal species such as  nonhuman primates (NHPs), rodents, rabbits, and canines on site
  • Provide professional leadership in the care and resolution of complex medical cases
  • Provide professional collaboration with study directors in providing sound scientific and medical advice in support of study designs and objectives.
  • Assist in maintaining compliance with Federal regulations governing the humane care and use of laboratory animals
  • Assist in the development, review, revision and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) relating to animal issues
  • Assist the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee, with responsibilities including; reviewing protocols, animal colony issues, management issues and consultations
  • Perform clerical/administrative duties with respect to medical records, reports, examination sheets, forms readied for use for recording procedures, etc.
  • Ensure preventive health program execution, domestic isolation programs, colony/stock animal’s health/medical care
  • Build business experience in laboratory animal science through client interaction and sales

Job Requirements

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2+ years experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine, including experience with NHPs, rodents, rabbits and canines
  • A State License in Veterinary Medicine is required and to become licensed in state of Washington within one year of employment
  • Has a current USDA- Accreditation to sign health certificate or will be accredited within one year of employment
  • Ability to utilize appropriate mathematical concepts for interpreting scientific studies, dose calculations, conversions, dilutions and related skills
  • Skills to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions; the ability to write routine reports and correspondence; and the ability to speak effectively with clients and staff

Apply Here:  http://www.Click2Apply.net/bmv9fyf

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Clinical Veterinarian, Veterinary Services

Posted 5 September 2014

Conformance Statements:  

In the performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees are expected to conform to the following:

  • Each individual shall have the education, training and experience, or combination thereof, to enable that individual to perform their assigned functions
  • Comply with all regulatory requirements applicable to the position
  • Develop, revise, review and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as applicable to the position
  • Understand and incorporate the information contained in the SNBL USA Employee Handbook into day-to-day job performance and strive to demonstrate the Company’s values in all work related activities

Summary of Job:

Examines, diagnoses, and treats laboratory animals to ensure health of animals used in scientific research and to comply with regulations governing their humane and ethical treatment in support of study conduct, quality animal supply and physical and psychological health of the colony.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides routine and/or specific veterinary medical, dental, and surgical services for all animal species
  • Conducts regular clinical rounds and routine health monitoring and examinations in accordance with regulatory requirements
  • Assure implementation of preventative measures such as vaccinations, anthelminthics treatments, etc.
  • Provides leadership in the care and resolution of complex medical cases that arise within the facility
  • Assists in the design and implementation of the preventive medicine program for all animal species
  • Provides training and supervision of staff regarding technical procedures and appropriate and humane use of animals in their programs
  • Assists in maintaining compliance with Federal regulations governing the humane care and use of laboratory animals.
  • Assists with document production, collation, and delivery; filing and photocopying; maintenance of departmental schedule; coordination with other departments for meetings, physical exams, and other activities; report generation; general QC responsibilities; other responsibilities as assigned
  • Performs clerical/administrative duties, includes; medical records, reports, examinations forms, and ready forms for use in recording veterinary procedures
  • Performs and/or assists inventory counts and orders necessary supplies and equipment.  Assure equipment is maintained and validated where applicable.
  • Ensures activities concerned with feeding, care, maintenance of animal quarters and compliance with  federal, state and local regulations
  • Assists in the development, review, revision and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) relating to animal issues
  • Assists with training sessions, includes husbandry, veterinary care, utilization of animal models and development of safety bio-safety, emergency response and occupational health programs
  • May participate in the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee, which may include reviewing protocols, animal colony issues, management issues and consultation with study personnel.
  • Assists in selecting animals for specific research based on knowledge of species and research principles and techniques
  • Shares clinical rotation with other veterinarians including on-call weekends and holidays

Non-Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned
  • Acts as after-hours emergency contact and service provider on a rotational basis.
  • Author and present publications, conference presentations.

Job Requirements:

  • Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Work Experience: Minimum of 3 years experience preferably in Laboratory Animal Medicine.  Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered 
  • Supervisory Experience:  N/A
  • Certificates/Licenses /Registrations:  State License in Veterinary Medicine is required.  USDA accreditation and DEA registration preferred
  • Computer Skills: Sufficient to perform the daily duties required of the job (medium - advanced)
  • Language(s) Skill: The language skills required include, but are not limited to: the ability to read and interpret documents such as regulatory guidelines, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, software manuals, study documents, and procedure manuals; and the ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Math Skills: The math skills required include, but are not limited to: the ability to utilize appropriate mathematical concepts for interpreting scientific studies, dose calculations, conversions, dilutions and related skills
  • Training Requirements: Training on applicable procedures and SOP's within the department.  
  • Other Requirements:  Additional skills required include, but are not limited to: general reading, writing, and oral communication skills, skills in scientific writing or electronic publishing desired; veterinary diagnostic, medical, surgical and dental skills

Working Conditions: 

  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor and Outdoor
  • Hazardous Materials: Works frequently with potential or known biohazardous materials/specimens.  Handles and disposes biological and/or chemical substances and wastes in accordance with applicable policies and procedures.
  • Personal Protective Equipment: Wears appropriate PPE in accordance with policies and procedures.  PPE may include, but is not limited to: N-95 respirator, face mask, safety glasses, goggles, face shield, gloves, lab coat, scrubs, shoe covers, and hair bouffant.
  • Holiday/Weekend/Evening Work Hours:  On call duty rotation and as needed
  • Other: (ex. Travel, Noise):  Travel may be required to obtain adequate CE to maintain licensure to practice veterinary medicine.  Noise levels may be considered high based on the species, environment, or daily activities in the animal facility

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.


To apply, visit: www.snbl.com

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Assistant Director Veterinary Services (214PR8924)
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Posted 5 September 2014

The University of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Director Veterinary Services. Candidate should have working knowledge of relevant regulations and standards for laboratory animal facilities and the care and use of laboratory animals; highly organized and motivated; foster team building; and manage budgetary constraints.

  • Manage veterinary activities required for the care and use of laboratory animals.
  • Oversee rodent import/export, quarantine, and health surveillance programs.
  • Create and provide project status reports.
  • Set and clarify goals for veterinary technical staff, prioritize and coordinate work schedules.
  • Provide investigator support during model development and IACUC protocol review processes.
  • Assist with review and revisions of SOP's and Quality Assurance Standards.
  • Assist with personnel training (LAMS and investigator staff).
  • Assist with coordination of meetings and continuing education opportunities for LAMS staff.
  • Assist with Post Approval Monitoring.
  • Assist Director with budgetary and program oversight.
  • Assist with formulation and implementation of process improvement strategies.
  • ·Assist with regulatory and accreditation oversight (AAALACi, OLAW, and USDA).
  • Report animal, facility and personnel issues and concerns to the appropriate level.
  • Develop and maintain effective teamwork with staff, management, investigators and other departmental units (Biosafety, Environmental Health & Safety, Radiation Safety).
  • Conduct disciplinary and performance review actions.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.  

Job Description: Under general supervision from the Laboratory Animal Medical Services (LAMS) Director, facilitate oversight of the veterinary medical and surgical section, including training.  

Minimum Qualifications: Full veterinary licensure in Ohio within 6 months of employment; Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), ACLAM board eligibility or Diplomate of an applicable specialty board (ACVIM, ACVS, ACVAA, or ACVP); 3-6 months experience working with livestock in a surgical setting.  

Ideal Qualifications: Completion of an ACLAM-approved residency-training program; Managerial experience (e.g., fiscal responsibility, process improvements, supervising personnel).  

To apply for position (214PR8924), please see www.jobsatuc.com

The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer/M/F/ Vet/Disabled. UC is a smoke-free work environment.

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Director, New Iberia Research Center
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, New Iberia, LA

Posted 25 August 2014

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette seeks a visionary individual to lead and to manage the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC). The Director will provide management, leadership, strategic direction, and oversight for the Center. S/he needs to be committed to advancing the broader academic and research mission of the University, including the engagement of research faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the Center’s research activities, where appropriate.

Reporting directly to the UL Lafayette Vice President for Research, the Director will manage and oversee a team of high performing individuals. The Director is responsible for managing Chairs of two major divisions, the Division of Research Resources and the Division of Veterinary Medicine. In addition, the Center Director works closely with the Chief Financial Officer and the Associate Director to manage Center operations including the Physical Plant, Quality Assurance Unit, Occupational Services, and Purchasing. The Director, in consultation with the Executive Committee and the VP for Research, supervises an annual operating budget of approximately $20 million.

The Director is expected to spend about 50 percent of his/her time on managing the Center, 25 percent on providing vision and strategic leadership, and 25 percent on developing and deepening relationships with existing and new clients, external partners, and the University.

UL Lafayette seeks a Director with a demonstrated and proven track record managing budgets, recruiting and inspiring people, and running an entity or organization with at least a $5 million budget. An ability to manage, motivate, and inspire a staff is a must. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated track record of setting direction and a strategic vision that involves engaging a broad range of stakeholders to develop the operational tactics. Strong organizational, interpersonal and communications, and leadership skills are essential. An excellent understanding of biomedical research in small animal models, with a strong preference for non-human primates, and a detailed comprehension of regulatory requirements are also key requirements. The NIRC seeks a Director with a collaborative orientation, sound judgment, and excellent relationship-building skills. A strong sensitivity towards understanding the current and evolving needs of industry partners undergirded by an excellent business sense and a strong drive for achievement is also essential. A B.A. or B.S. and Master’s Degrees are required. A D.V.M. and/or Ph.D. is highly preferred. A successful academic track record of personal clinical or investigative research is desirable, and an academic appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level, commensurate with the candidate’s academic achievements, is available.

Expressions of interest/resumes should be sent to NIRC@divsearch.com.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

Contact Us: NIRC@divsearch.com

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Veterinary Medicine Program Director
SNBL USA, Everett, WA

Posted 25 August 2014


SNBL USA is a scientific contract research organization providing preclinical research services to pharmaceutical and biotech clients throughout the world. We are a GLP compliant facility offering study programs ranging from regulatory toxicology to customized study designs and disease models. Our specialized programs and services include reproductive toxicology, safety pharmacology, immunotoxicology, and carcinogenicity. SNBL USA strives to provide the highest quality research and science by supporting an environment where our employees can generate their own personal and professional success, one day at a time. SNBL USA embraces the practice of continuous improvement through accountability.

Job Summary:

Has direct or delegated program authority and responsibility to ensure that adequate veterinary and husbandry care including all aspects of animal welfare, in accordance with current regulatory and veterinary practices, is provided at all times.  Adequate veterinary and husbandry programs include daily animal care, disease prevention; health surveillance, examination, diagnoses, treatment and control of diseases; providing appropriate anesthesia and analgesia, surgery, post surgical care; assessment of animal well being; humane euthanasia.  Shall be a voting member of the IACUC. Examines, diagnoses, and treats laboratory animals to ensure health of animals used in scientific research and to comply with regulations governing their humane and ethical treatment by performing the following duties.

Position Requirements:

  • Oversees the provision of routine and/or specific veterinary medical support for all animal species.
  • Oversees the provision of daily routine husbandry care for all animal species.
  • Acts as, or oversees the Attending Veterinarian.
  • Assigns Staff as appropriate to meet Study objectives.
  • Directs and approves departmental resources, personnel, fiscal assignments/budget proposals and allocations.
  • Assures that personnel, resources, facilities, equipment, materials, and methodologies in their areas are available as scheduled.
  • Assures the development, review, revision and implementation of SOPs, SSPs, Policies, Training Manuals and/or Checklists relating to animals, technical procedures, facility issues and data generation in their areas.
  • Provides professional leadership in the care and resolution of complex medical cases and operational issues that arise within SNBL USA animal facilities.
  • Oversees and assists in the design and implementation of the animal welfare and preventive medicine program for all animal species, including sentinel programs.
  • Oversees and provides training and supervision of staff regarding technical procedures and appropriate and humane use of animals in their programs.
  • Provides specialized procedural consultations for clients, Study Directors and SNBL USA staff in program development related to animal use.
  • Participates in the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee, including; reviewing protocols, animal colony issues, management issues and consultations.  Provide leadership as a recognized expert in animal regulatory law.
  • Generates or directs the necessary reports for department and regulatory requirements.
  • Oversees or orders necessary supplies and equipment.  When required will oversee equipment validation.
  • Consult with clients and staff in the selection of animals for specific research based on knowledge of species and research principles and techniques.
  • Communicates areas of accountability and performance expectations to staff.
  • Establishes standards of performance as a basis to review progress of staff.
  • Oversees or manages the DEA Controlled Substances program including inventory requirements, regulations and appropriate training.
  • Act as primary liaison with USDA, AAALAC, and other regulatory agencies as needed.
  • Performs bi-annual SOP review, IACUC onsite semi-annual review and monthly environmental enrichment case exemption reviews.
  • Acts as after hours emergency contact.
  • Advises study directors on study design and implementation, protocol specifics concerning animal techniques, health issues.
  • Aids in establishing, maintaining and developing the animal records systems and reviews records as needed.
  • Provide expertise and assistance with training sessions involving husbandry, veterinary care, and utilization of animal models.
  • Provides expertise for the development of Health and Safety, emergency response and occupational health programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Supervises staff in Veterinary Services, Animal Records and Husbandry Services. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include: interviewing and hiring; mentoring and coaching employees, addressing complaints, and conflict resolution.


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or Equivalent.
  • 10 to 15 years experience in laboratory animal practice with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • 5-10 years of supervisory experience.
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in one US state.  Board certified or Eligible for licensure in Washington State. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine or equivalent.
  • Ability to build strong teams through coaching employees to foster open communication. Skilled at communicating with all levels of employees. Ability to manage change.
  • Able to understand budgets and financial plans.
  • Continual GLP training required.

Apply Here : http://www.Click2Apply.net/x6dmj79

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Director of the Harvard Center for Comparative Medicine (HCCM)
Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA

Posted 20 August 2014

How to apply:

Interested applicants please apply directly online at, www.employment.harvard.edu.. Please search requisition number (Auto Req. ID) 33467BR

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Director will be responsible for directing and supervising all aspects of HCCM services, providing care to a range of PHS and USDA regulated species, overseeing services for research projects, health care, and advising and consulting with internal and external investigators.  The HCCM is operated under the Office of Research Administration and Operations, and reports to the Chief Research Operations Officer.

The incumbent will assure the health and welfare of all animals maintained within the facility, both personally and through delegation and oversight of direct reports (the HCCM staff consists of 115 employees in total).  Assure performance of daily observation of animals for clinical signs of disease or adverse events, documentation of clinical observations, maintenance of appropriate records, and assure prompt notification and resolution of conditions that are indicative of pain or distress.  Responsible for the oversight of day-to-day animal care and animal facilities through direct reports.

The incumbent will develop proposals for improvement of the animal program and operational changes that improve the health and well-being of research animals and facilitate the conduct of research.  Under the direction of the Director, there will be regular inspections and evaluations of the program.  In this process, the Director will ensure compliance with established university policies and regulatory standards.

The Director will develop short and long term operating objectives, organizational structure, staffing requirements, budgets and authorize expenditures. Management responsibilities include building and developing a diverse and effective team; planning and delegating work effectively; communicating and monitoring performance expectations; motivating and developing direct reports; and ensuring compliance with Harvard and HMS policies and procedures.

Clinical Responsibilities:

As the Attending Veterinarian, work in concert with the veterinary support staff and the IACUC, the incumbent will participate in development and implementation of policies and procedures assuring the humane treatment and stewardship of animals and maximizing benefits of animal research to human and animal health.

Incumbent, in consultation with the IACUC Chair, will serve as a contact for the USDA, OLAW, AAALAC and other regulatory agencies on their site visits.  The Director will assure that appropriate licenses (DEA, USDA, etc.) and registrations are up-to-date and in place to provide for the care and use of all laboratory animals.

The director will be expected to provide professional veterinary and technical guidance to the research investigators, and also to actively participate in the delivery of clinical care to animals.  In addition, he/she will assure that there are systems in place for the managing of adverse events involving animals and that Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) are routinely updated to reflect current practices for animal related procedures.

Basic Qualifications:

DVM degree from an AVMA accredited institution, 7-10 years of relevant experience in laboratory animal research and demonstrated experience managing staff.  Must have post-doctoral training in laboratory animal medicine and experience working in a large research animal care program.  Demonstrated experience working with or for an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).  ACLAM board certification is required. Candidates must have successfully completed National Veterinary Board Certification and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.

Additional Qualifications:

The successful candidate should have experience in biosafety, emergency planning and response, and occupational health and safety.  In addition, he/she should have experience with assuring compliance with animal care housing and research regulatory standards.  Applicants should demonstrate their knowledge of animal research regulations i.e.:  USDA and PHS.  Administratively, candidates should demonstrate their ability to train, motivate, and supervise both laboratory animal technicians, as well as administrative staff.  Applicants must possess strong interpersonal skills with excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills.  Ideally, the candidate should hold proficient skills in computer software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and various database systems.  Fiscal responsibilities will include maximizing department resources and developing appropriate control of departmental expenses.  Applicants should demonstrate job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment and support a respectful workplace.

Additional Information:

Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation.

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Animal Care Director
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA

Posted 13 August 2014

The Pennington Biomedical Research Center invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, Comparative Biology Core and Attending Veterinarian. The position reports to the Institutional Official and Associate Executive Director for Basic Science. The Pennington Center is a modern research institution whose mission is to discover the triggers of chronic diseases through innovative research that improves human health across the lifespan. Approximately 400 physicians, scientists, and support personnel focus their research efforts on four key areas: obesity and type 2 diabetes, nutrition and chronic diseases, functional foods, and health and performance enhancement.  The Center is situated on a 237-acre tract of land near the main campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. The Center houses 48 research laboratories, 19 core research service facilities, inpatient and outpatient clinics, a research kitchen, and an administrative area. 

The Center has been fully accredited by AAALAC, Int. since 1993.  The Comparative Biology Core constitutes the research vivarium of the Pennington Center, and encompasses over 40,000 square feet of usable space. The Core space comprises over forty animal housing rooms including conventional, barrier, ABSL2, and quarantine housing.  Support space includes six dedicated procedural laboratories, three surgery rooms, and a corridor dedicated to behavioral studies.  The Transgenic Core and Animal Metabolism and Behavior Cores are housed within the Comparative Biology Core.  The Core is staffed by an Associate Director, animal caretakers, and cage wash personnel.

A dynamic individual is sought who will oversee the laboratory animal program in a manner that facilitates the continued growth and excellence of the Center. The ideal applicant should possess a DVM/VMD, with documented experience in the management (fiscal and administrative) of laboratory animal care programs. ACLAM Board certification is highly desirable.  Although not required, applicants with an active research program compatible with the mission of the Center are desirable. An appointment at the appropriate faculty level would be available for such an individual. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience.

Applicants should apply online at: http://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu

Pennington Biomedical Research Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Attending Veterinarian

Posted 12 August 2014

A Multi-Faceted role as an Attending Veterinarian

Applications (how applicants are to apply):

Send your CV in Word Document format to Georgia Ronald (R1113612) at  Georgia.Ronald@hays.com.sg and initiate a confidential discussion on this position.

Position :

As an attending veterinarian, you are in charge of daily surveillance of rodent health, disease diagnosis and provision of veterinary medical care. You will also review animal use protocols, and provide expertise to investigators planning research projects and husbandry technicians on proper care and use of rodents in accordance to international guidelines (AVA, AAALAC, GLP) and on animal health related issues. 

Requirements (qualifications, etc.) :

The successful candidate should possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, which is well-recognised to be licensed as a veterinarian with the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA). You should have at least 2 years of hands-on experience working in the laboratory animal science with rats or mice. You should ideally possess a board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).

As this role entails managing complex lung disease research projects and frequent contact with people of different functions and seniority, you should possess excellent interpersonal skills, with abilities to adapt, prioritise and support workload within a team-cultured work environment. 

This is an excellent opportunity for applicants who enjoy using their veterinary expertise to drive a variety of challenging research studies and make groundbreaking scientific result together with a team of supportive peers and management. 

Employer Information (additional information about the employer (EEO etc.)) :

A global FMCG company has recently spearheaded various exciting international pre-clinical toxicology studies. To facilitate these studies, they are looking for a talented and versatile individual to assume a multi-faceted position, as an attending veterinarian, within a Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) certified rodent-housing facility in Singapore.

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Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Posted 28 July 2014

Johns Hopkins University Research Animal Resources has a position available for a laboratory animal veterinarian with a faculty appointment in the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology. The successful applicant will primarily provide medical and surgical support for large animal and nonhuman primate research, take an active role in the ACLAM-recognized laboratory animal medicine training program, participate in regulatory activities and conduct clinical or collaborative research.  He or she will join 5 laboratory animal medicine faculty and 5 clinical residents in providing clinical and research support for multiple species, including breeding colonies of marmosets and pigtail and rhesus macaques.

Requirements include a license to practice veterinary medicine in the US and a current driver’s license. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to conduct clinical or collaborative research, have excellent oral and written English skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals with minimal supervision. Experience and proficiency with anesthesia and routine surgical procedures in multiple species is expected. Preference will be given to candidates who have ACLAM or other clinical board certification, experience with complex research procedures in pigs, sheep, dogs, ferrets, nonhuman primates and rabbits, reproductive management of nonhuman primates, and strong teaching skills. Applicants should have a thorough knowledge of current regulatory standards.

While this position will emphasize work with large animal species including baboons, macaques, marmosets, squirrel monkeys, sheep, pigs, dogs, ferrets and rabbits, the successful candidate should also have experience with rodents.  Responsibilities may include: medical, surgical and research procedures for non-rodent species, including; preventive medicine for breeding colonies of macaques and marmosets; oversight of the enrichment program for large animal species; active participation in all aspects of the laboratory animal medicine training program; training for researchers and technicians in research and surgical procedures; conduct of clinical and collaborative research; participation in the institutional animal care and use committee and consultation with investigators regarding research protocols.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and letter of application to:

Julie Watson, MA, VetMB, Dipl. ACLAM

Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University Dept. of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

720 Rutland Ave, Ross 459

Baltimore, MD 21205


Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.  All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

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Manager, Comparative Medicine and Investigator Support
GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC

POsted 2 July 2014

Looking for a comparative medical scientist to provide laboratory animal medicine and animal model support at the RTP site of GlaxoSmithKline in the global Laboratory Animal Science department.

Requisition ID:             100187

Position:                      Full time

Open date:                  Jul 1, 2014 7:02:47 PM

Functional area:          Research & Development

Location:                     Durham, North Carolina

Required degrees:      Doctor of Veterinary Med.

Experience required:   5 years

Relocation:                  Not Indicated


Basic qualifications:

  • DVM 
  • Minimum 5 years experience in animal model development
  • In depth knowledge of the drug discovery and development process
  • Knowledge of all aspects laboratory animal science
  • Strong leadership and proven management skills
  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to generate new and innovative solutions to accomplish objectives
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to partner with scientific leaders in R&D
  • Excellent analytical and negotiation skills
  • Experience in the application of process improvement methodology.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Board Certification in a recognized veterinary board
  • PhD preferred in addition to DVM.


Provide leadership in in vivo experimentation and investigator support to advance the drug discovery and development paradigm within PTS/LAS.  Work in conjunction with site Attending Veterinarian to provide a program of adequate veterinary care and preventive medicine at the RTP LAS site to meet national and AAALAC, International standards. Provide animal model support through program teams. Serve as a PTS LAS liaison to interface with therapeutic areas.


  • Accountable for provision of program of adequate veterinary care and preventive medicine in RTP LAS site.
  • Accountable for leading animal model support for multiple research partners.
  • Accountable for maintaining ongoing and future transnational and inter-site animal model collaborations throughout global LAS.
  • In collaboration with DPU and PTS biologists,deliver optimal methods of study support for in vivo studies.
  • Responsible for ensuring a strategic interface with global LAS veterinary community of practice.
  • Responsible for the effective development of laboratory animal science technical staff and veterinary medical technical staff.

Contact information:

You may apply for this position online.

GSK is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Important notice to Employment businesses/ Agencies

Details at: 

http://us.gsk.com/html/career/career-search.html, Job req# 100187

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Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Posted 2 July 2014

To apply please go to


or  to:


Position:  Veterinarian

Vacancy: # 140151  

Employing Department: Laboratory Animal Resources 

Appointment Conditions: Term, Full Time, Appointment Ending 06-30-2015. Continuation of term may be possible based on departmental funding, need, and employee performance.  

Proposed Start Date: As soon as possible.

Job Description: The Laboratory for Animal Resources (LAR) Veterinary Services Unit at Iowa State University is currently accepting applications for a clinical veterinarian. This position will report to the LAR Veterinary Specialist. Responsibilities of this position include: providing veterinary care for teaching and research animals; training faculty and staff; reviewing proposed courses and research projects involving animals; performing experimental procedures; and oversight of projects in progress.

The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of animal welfare regulations and the ability to apply the regulations and explain them to faculty, staff and students; a strong clinical background and ability to apply principles and skills to a variety of species including livestock, poultry, and wildlife species; and be capable of designing appropriate housing and enrichment techniques for animals housed in a laboratory setting, including livestock, poultry, and wildlife species. The successful candidate will also possess excellent oral and written communications skills and be able to work well with a diverse group of individuals.  

Required Qualifications:  

DVM and three years of veterinary research or practice experience. License to practice veterinary medicine in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications: 

USDA Veterinary Accreditation.
ACLAM (American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine) Board Certification.
Experience in laboratory animal medicine.
Experience developing and delivering training.
Experience with a variety of species including livestock, poultry, and wildlife.   

Salary: Minimum $56,898; commensurate with qualifications

Special Conditions: 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. Continuation of term may be possible based on departmental funding, need, and employee performance.  

Application Instructions:  To apply for this position, please complete the on-line Employment Application at www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=85102. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
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 Kathy Mullin at kmullin@mail.iastate.edu or call 515-509-0158.

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 07-13-14

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Director of the Division of Comparative Medicine/Attending Veterinarian
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Posted 28 June 2014

SUNY Downstate Medical Center is a not-for-profit educational institution, seeking a Director of the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM)/Attending Veterinarian.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Research/Institutional Official; Position is responsible for directing the strategic and daily operations of DCM, including oversight of administrative and supervisory personnel for husbandry, veterinary services, research support, study scheduling and facility design. Other responsibilities include fiscal management (cost analysis and cost recovery) and strategic planning to meet projected needs of the Medical Center with relation to research support staff as well as housing and care of animals for research.

In addition the Director/Attending Veterinarian is responsible for establishing and monitoring all animal care and use standards, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, providing oversight of the program to assure medical care of all animals including diagnosis and treatment of disease, preventative medicine, health monitoring, and quarantine. Position includes membership on the IACUC and oversight of AAALAC reviews and Institutional compliance in cooperation with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and interaction with the Institutional Official.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an AVMA accredited program.
  • Licensure by the New York State Board of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Board Certification by either ACLAM or ACVIM.
  • 10 years of experience in a laboratory animal facility with 6 years of experience in a managerial role as Director/Attending Vet or Associate Director/Clinical Vet.
  • 6 years previous IACUC membership.
  • Direct research experience such as a principle investigator or direct oversight of research support staff.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Professional references and background checks will be required.

All job applicants should email their resumes and cover letters to the Human Resources Department at careers@downstate.edu or candidates may mail it to the following address: Human Resources, 450 Clarkson Avenue, MSC 53, Brooklyn, New York 11203.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact Us: careers@downstate.edu

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Associate Director for Laboratory Animal Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Posted 24 June 2014

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is ranked as America’s best hospital for children by U.S. News and World Report.

CHOP invites applications for an immediate opening for an Associate Director for Laboratory Animal Medicine.

In this role, you will direct veterinary medical, diagnostic, and surgical services to a variety of laboratory animal species, manage technical support for research projects, train research and animal care staff, provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) including protocol review, and assist the director in ensuring compliance with federal regulations and AAALAC international standards.

Qualified applicants must possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) degree or equivalent from an AVMA accredited College of Veterinary Medicine.   Candidates must have 5 or more years of laboratory animal clinical experience.  Preference will be given to ACLAM diplomate candidates. Candidates must possess a current license to practice veterinary medicine in one or more US states.

Our organization offers total compensation packages befitting a world-class institution.  Apply online; www.chop.edu/careers, referencing requisition #14-33479.

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Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Posted 23 June 2014

Position description

The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The Associate Dean provides leadership and management of the Office for Academic Affairs. This office is responsible for a broad array of programs that support the academic mission of the College. Responsibilities include administration of all policies and procedures related to DVM student and academic programs, pre-professional advising and recruitment, admissions, the curriculum, educational policies and standards, scholarships and financial aid, externship programs, and the College’s instructional facilities and equipment. The Associate Dean plays a pivotal role in maintaining the academic standards of the College. Related responsibilities include participation on College, academic, and University level administrative committees, including admissions, curriculum, awards, student appeals, information technology, graduate affairs, and the student faculty liaison committee. The Associate Dean also plays an active role in the administration of the combined DVM/PhD and DVM/MPH programs. The Associate Dean is expected to maintain an active role in instruction in the classroom, laboratory, or teaching hospital. The Associate Dean participates in the full range of student affairs activities needed to successfully support professional eterinary medical students, including advising and diversity.


A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent. Advanced training beyond the veterinary degree, and previous academic administrative experience are preferred. Other desirable qualifications include, but are not limited to: evidence of strong communication (verbal and written) and leadership skills, and experience in working with faculty, staff, and students in developing new perspectives on teaching and learning.


The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, reports directly to the Dean of the College and is responsible for the instructional program of DVM students. The Associate Dean leads efforts in curriculum development and monitoring by working with faculty, the curriculum committee, students, and alumni to provide ongoing expertise and guidance in assessing the relevance and effectiveness of instructional materials and methodologies. The College of Veterinary Medicine operates 2 campuses that are 2 miles apart in Athens, Georgia: one for pre-clinical instruction (years 1 and 2 of the DVM program) and one for clinical instruction (years 3 and 4). The Associate Dean is responsible for all matters relating to DVM students at both campuses. The Associate Dean will be assisted in these responsibilities by the Director of Pre-clinical Instruction and the Director of Clinical Instruction. These directors will be full-time faculty with administrative appointments who will report to the Associate Dean. The searches for these directors will be conducted after the Associate Dean is appointed.

The Associate Dean administers policies regarding recruitment and pre-veterinary advisement in a manner that encourages the most highly qualified applicant pool. The Associate Dean oversees the admissions policies to maintain an effective, open, and fair admissions process with the goal of gaining admission of the most highly qualified students into the College of Veterinary Medicine. The Associate Dean oversees the supervision of counseling for veterinary students, including financial aid, placement, and mental health. The Associate Dean plays a pivotal role in maintaining the academic standards of the College, and in adjudicating matters related to students in academic difficulty, and violations of College and University policies related to conduct and academic honesty. The Associate Dean participates in an ex officio capacity on the following standing committees: Admissions, Scholarship and Appeals, Awards, Curriculum, Educational Resources and Information Technology, Graduate Affairs, DVM/MPH Program Advisory, DVM/PhD Program Advisory and Student Faculty Liaison. The Associate Dean acts as the College representative to the University Curriculum Committee. In addition, the Associate Dean maintains an active role in instruction by regularly and effectively teaching students in the classroom, laboratory, or hospital within the appropriate area of expertise. The Associate Dean supervises the staff in the Office for Academic Affairs, and oversees the Educational Resources Center and the Veterinary Medical Reading Room.

Additional Information

For more detailed information regarding the position and the College, please visit http://www.vet.uga.edu/academicaffairs/assocdean/html.  Interested applicants should submit a letter of application including a statement of accomplishments and professional goals, a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of five individuals who may be contacted as references. Applications received before July 31, 2014 will be assured full consideration.

Applications should be submitted electronically to Ms. Tanya Eidson (teidson@uga.edu), Office of the Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine. The University of Georgia is an AA/EEO institution.

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Director and Attending Veterinarian
Arizona State university

Posted 13 June 2014

Requisition ID

5342BR (click ID # to apply)

Job Title

Director and Attending Veterinarian

Department Name

Department of Animal Care & Technologies (DACT)



VP Code

Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development (OKED)

Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

Depends on experience

Close Date

July 14, 2014

Job Description

Under administrative direction, performs work of considerable difficulty in planning, directing and controlling the Animal Care Program and assuring compliance with all current federal, state and university animal welfare regulations. Also serves as the Attending Veterinarian for the University. Reports to Associate Vice President for Research.


Works closely with the Chair of the University’s Institutional Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the administration to maintain AAALAC International accreditation and to assure compliance with all federal, state, university and related current animal welfare laws and regulations. Takes the lead in developing strategic planning for new animal facilities and renovations/improvements of existing animal facilities, to include submitting proposals to federal and other entities to gain funds for these purposes. The Director will work closely with university administration and faculty to plan and prioritize these efforts. Participates in formulation of university policy with regard to animal care and use. Interacts regularly with the faculty to ensure animal research and instructional infrastructure remain at the cutting edge of contemporary biomedical science.

Serves as a voting member of the IACUC on matters not presenting a potential conflict of interest. Performs pre-review of protocols for investigators, suggesting models, procedures, etc.

Provides veterinary care coverage when needed.

Serves as spokesperson for the university to governmental and private agencies, community groups, citizens and university personnel regarding animal care and use. Serves the university in dealings with representatives of outside agencies for procurement of research and teaching services.

Directs animal procurement, care and husbandry, and personnel. Develops support services for faculty’s research and instructional programs that make use of animals.

Provides fiscal management for the program including preparation of annual budget and establishment and maintenance of an allowable cost recovery program.


Doctoral (Ph.D. or DVM) degree in a relevant discipline and five years of experience in animal research, including three years of experience in an administrative/supervisory capacity of an academic or research institute animal care program; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Experience preparing for inspections and site visits.

ACLAM diplomat.

Knowledge of effective management principles and techniques including those associated with personnel and budgetary practices and procedures.

Knowledge of regulations and contemporary practices in animal care and use.
Knowledge of management principles and practices.

Skill in written and verbal communication.

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.


75% Office; includes use of standard business machines such as computers, printers and telephones.

25% Vivarium; includes exposure to animals, fur, feathers, etc.

Must be able to speak, see, read, write and communicate effectively in English.


The candidate selected will work with and/or have access to biological select agents and toxins (BSATs). These agents are strictly controlled and are subject to federal and institutional regulations, policies, and procedures. Pursuant to federal regulations, ASU shall conduct pre-employment screenings, which will include verification of work history, academic credentials, references, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon passing: FBI security risk assessment; criminal and misdemeanor background check; and occupational health assessment. Occupational health assessment will include, but is not limited to: physical exam; medical screening; respirator fit testing; required vaccinations (Tetanus, MMR, ACAM 2000, and any other based upon research requirements); and baseline tuberculosis testing.

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 70,000 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

Arizona State University is 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.

Employment Verification Statement

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

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 11:59PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

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

Name and contact information for three professional references.

Only electronic applications are accepted.


Please click here to view job details and/or apply.

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Senior Veterinarian
Washington National Primate Research Center, Seattle, WA

Posted 11 June 2014


Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page.  If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Apply for this job

Position: The Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Veterinarian Senior.  This individual will provide critical veterinary care of nonhuman primates (NHPs) used for research at the WaNPRC.  The primary duties of this role to include but not limited to:  Performance of specialized work related to the health, care and management of non-human 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. Qualified applicants 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.


  • 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, a license to practice veterinary medicine in Washington, and National USDA accreditation.
  • A minimum of three years of clinical and surgical experience with Non-Human Primates in a laboratory setting. 
  • 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 bio safety 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 when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


  • 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.

WaNPRC Address: http://www.wanprc.org

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.

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Veterinary Medical Officer
National Institute of Environmental Health (NIEHS)
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Posted 11 June 2014

Applications  - To view the full vacancy announcement and to apply for this position, go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/370456900?share=email.

Position  - The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health is searching for a Veterinary Medical Officer to serve as Deputy Chief of the Comparative Medicine Branch (CMB), Facility Veterinarian, and Deputy Animal Program Director. CMB provides a broad range of services and collaborative support for NIEHS intramural research programs.  The incumbent will be responsible for assisting the Chief, CMB with the management of an AAALAC accredited animal care and use program and for support of NIEHS animal research programs that study the effects of environmental agents in order to develop methods of disease prevention and treatment. 

Requirements - To view requirements, please go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/370456900?share=email.

Employer Information – NIEHS http://www.niehs.nih.gov/

Reminder – please do not send Personally Identifiable Information (PII), such as Social Security Numbers or Date of Birth, through unencrypted email. Thank you!

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Assistant Director of Veterinary Resources & Research Support
Southwest National Primate Research Center. Sam Antonio, TX

Posted 11 June 2014

The Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) located at Texas Biomedical Research Institute, in San Antonio, Texas, invites applications for the Assistant Director of Veterinary Resources and Research Support position. Individual will be responsible for the daily supervision of the veterinary professional and technical staff, and will assist the Associate Director in management of all Veterinary Resources and Research Support.  The candidate will also be a key person in assessing and developing SNPRC processes, daily scheduling of research support, and will interact with intramural and extramural investigators.  Individual will report directly to the Associate Director, Veterinary Resources & Research Support, Southwest National Primate Research Center. 

Qualified applicants must have a DVM/VMD from AVMA accredited College of Veterinary Medicine.  License to practice veterinary medicine in one of the 50 United States.  USDA Accreditation certification.  Minimum of 15 years experience in laboratory animal medicine/management of nonhuman primates in biomedical research environment. Demonstrated skills in managing large professional and technical staff and ability to interact with professional staff from other departments/institutions. Strong interpersonal skills, knowledge of laboratory animal regulatory affairs (USDA, AAALAC, etc).     Preferred:  Nonhuman primate breeding colony management experience, and formal training in management of personnel; board certification in field of veterinary medicine; experience working at a National Primate Research Center; serving on organizational boards (IACUC, etc); public speaking; technical writing.

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

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Veterinary Medical Officer (Deputy Chief of the Comparative Medicine Branch)
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina


The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health is searching for a Veterinary Medical Officer to serve as Deputy Chief of the Comparative Medicine Branch (CMB), Facility Veterinarian, and Deputy Animal Program Director.  CMB provides a broad range of services and collaborative support for NIEHS intramural research programs.  The incumbent will be responsible for assisting the Chief CMB with the management of an AAALAC accredited animal care and use program and for support of NIEHS animal research programs that study the effects of environmental agents in order to develop methods of disease prevention and treatment.

The CMB is responsible for management of the NIEHS animal care and use program, which includes facility management, animal procurement and housing, animal health surveillance and disease diagnosis, clinical veterinary services, rodent breeding, technical and surgical assistance, embryo transfer, rederivation and cryopreservation, animal imaging, behavioral phenotyping, quality assurance of animal food, bedding, and water, and professional advice to the institute on important animal issues.   CMB also supports the scientific staff by providing training for investigators and technicians, post-approval compliance monitoring, quality assurance support for research projects, consultation with investigators planning animal research projects, and administrative and professional staffing for the Institute Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC).  The CMB plans and conducts research appropriate to these functions and participates in the training of residents in an ACLAM approved laboratory animal medicine training program.   The NIEHS Animal Care and Use Program is fully accredited by AAALAC, International.  CMB supports over 120 active animal research projects for scientists in the Division of Intramural Research. A daily inventory of over 30,000 rodents and amphibians is maintained. The Branch ensures that all animal use is performed humanely and in accordance with Public Health Service Policy and federal regulations. 

The incumbent will serve as Deputy Chief of the Comparative Medicine Branch, Facility Veterinarian and Deputy Animal Program Director for NIEHS with responsibility for maintaining the AAALAC accredited animal care program.  The incumbent will supervise the three CMB section chiefs (Animal Resources, Veterinary Medicine, and Quality Assurance Laboratory) and will serve on the NIEHS ACUC as well as other committees as directed by the Chief, CMB.  The incumbent will be expected to actively support the NIEHS mission and participate with the Chief, CMB in ongoing planning and management discussions to successfully resolve pertinent issues and challenges. The incumbent will participate in long range strategic planning processes to develop and implement effective goals and directions for the animal care program and provide information and recommendations to the Chief, Comparative Medicine Branch and Scientific Director. Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments.  A full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan and more) are available.  A relocation or recruitment bonus may be permissible.

Mandatory Qualification Requirements:


A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA).


A permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice veterinary medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

Board Certification:

Board certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or equivalent.

In addition  to the minimum education requirements described in the full vacancy announcement, one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal Government obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks:  managing an Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) accredited program supporting animal-based biomedical research that involves complex and hazardous chemical or biological agents; conceiving, formulating, establishing and coordinating the management of program activities, policies and objectives; establishing guidelines and procedures for animal care and use activities with regard to pertinent laws, acts, regulations, and policies; evaluating the effectiveness of programs and providing guidance on a veterinary medical program and animal health standards and criteria; performing veterinary medical diagnostic, surgical and/or treatment services for one on more species of laboratory animals in a laboratory environment prior to and during research utilization.

To Apply: To view the full vacancy announcement and to apply for this position, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/370456900?share=email  Submit a cover letter summarizing previous work experience managing an animal program and future interests, resume or curriculum vitae and bibliography and the names and addresses (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers) of three references.

Reminder – please do not send Personally Identifiable Information (PII), such as Social Security Numbers or Date of Birth, through unencrypted email. Thank you!

Angela Davis
National Institutes of Health
Office of Human Resources
Client Services Division Branch F
Phone: 919/541-0702
Fax: 919/541-3659
Email: angela.davis@nih.gov

Clinical Veterinarian, Req # 02177
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Posted 2 June 2014

The University of Chicago's Department of Surgery and Animal Resources Center seeks a Clinical Veterinarian to join a multi-species, comprehensive animal research program. This position is an academic appointment within the Biological Sciences Division. The University of Chicago is an AAALAC International accredited institution with greater than $400 million in research funding annually.

The incumbent will share in the clinical veterinary care of over a dozen different species housed in the 138,000 square feet of centrally managed research facilities. Responsibilities include assisting in oversight of the quarantine and sentinel program, assisting in the ARC training program, contributing to the development of institutional animal care and use policies, participating in IACUC protocol review and providing investigator consultation on research protocols.

Prior to the start of employment, an individual must possess the following qualifications: (1) have a DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA accredited institution; (2) have completed training in laboratory animal medicine; and (3) be able to obtain unrestricted Illinois veterinary licensure. Preferred qualifications include ACLAM board certification or eligibility and the ability to begin employment during calendar year 2014. Compensation and academic rank are dependent upon qualifications and includes a generous package of fringe benefits.

Qualified applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago academic career opportunities site at http://tinyurl.com/mj4dpyu by uploading a current curriculum vitae, cover letter, and full contact information for at least three individuals from whom letters of support will be requested.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.


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Assistant University Veterinarian
Life & Environmental Sciences Animal Resources Centre
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

Posted 2 June 2014

The University of Calgary Animal Research & Education (UCARE) unit is seeking an Assistant University Veterinarian to support research, education and service within the University through UCARE. The successful applicant will be responsible for overseeing animal care components of the Main Campus animal facilities (Life & Environmental Sciences Animal Resources Centre). This includes 3 Animal Resources facilities (Life & Environmental Sciences Animal Resources Centre) which serve the major University Faculties using animals in research and teaching. These facilities include a recently constructed Mouse Embryo Transfer Re-derivation facility. The responsibilities include providing professional veterinary care services, advice and expertise on care and use of University animals, Animal Care Committee participation, collaborative research, direct participation in the Institutional Animal User Training program, and can involve participation in the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine undergraduate and graduate curriculum as an educator. The Assistant University Veterinarian will ensure that animals used in teaching and research are cared for in accordance with government legislation and regulations, the professional and ethical codes, and the guidelines and standards to which the University adheres and in accordance with other applicable University policies.

Qualifications include a DVM (or equivalent) degree and solid experience in veterinary medicine and surgery in a wide range of animal species. Experience in aquatic animal species would be an asset. Advanced training in Research/Laboratory Animal Medicine is desirable. Advanced degrees (MSc, PhD) are desirable (but not essential). The candidates must possess or be immediately eligible for licensure in Alberta and obtain that license to practice veterinary medicine in Alberta. Exceptional communication skills are essential.

This position is classified in the Professional Career Band, Level 4 of the Management and Professional Staff Career Framework with a salary range of $90,300 to $135,500 per annum.

The University of Calgary is a comprehensive research intensive university located in a vibrant, multicultural city of over 1 million people. Calgary is located near the Rocky Mountains, Banff national park and Lake Louise Alberta.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Interested individuals should apply on line at the University of Calgary Human Resources website (http://www.ucalgary.ca/careersuofc/staff and Reference Job ID 6296) by providing a letter outlining pertinent qualifications, personal attribute and pertinent experience, Curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.

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Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
Smithers Avanza, Gaithersburg, MD

Posted 23 May 2014

Please apply at www.smithersavanza.com

Click Contact Us To Apply: Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian-2014-ADS-8100-00-03


DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine with a desire to work in a pre-clinical toxicology laboratory. Candidate must have a strong preference of experience in a research/lab animal/GLP environment. Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal, mentoring and teaching skills.


  • Ensure facility is maintained and studies are conducted in compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines and standards that relate to animal care and use (e.g. USDA, AWA, PHS, AAALAC).
  • Provide preventive and clinical veterinary care for all animals in the facility.  Conduct regular vivarium rounds and animal welfare assessments.  Perform SOP and study protocol driven veterinary activities.   
  • Assist in the oversight of the vivarium’s preventative and colony health assessment programs.
  • Perform surgical support as needed and provide anesthesia, surgical and analgesic technical expertise/advice to facilitate study protocol development.
  • Assist in the development and review of new procedures and technologies appropriate to research studies, including surgical procedures.  Assist in the direction, development and maintenance of animal models.
  • Provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), including protocol review, policy and guideline review, study director consultation, program review and facility inspections.  May serve on the IACUC committee.
  • Participate in preparation of all required reports for AAALAC accreditation, OLAW and USDA.
  • May participate in regulatory/sponsor inspections and quality assurance audits.
  • Assist in the development and training of staff.
  • May provide oversight and management of animal husbandry personnel. 
  • Write, review and update facility SOPs and policies as required. 

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Attending Veterinarian
BASi Evansville, Mt. Vernon, IN

Posted 21 May 2014

BASi Evansville, a Midwest CRO that has been in business for more than 35 years, is seeking a laboratory animal veterinarian for our AAALAC-certified animal facility in Mt. Vernon, IN.

Qualifications include a DVM degree from an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine, a license to practice veterinary medicine in one state, and at least 2 years of institutional laboratory animal experience including animal health program management.  Experience with in vivo preclinical studies at a CRO or pharmaceutical company will be helpful.  Essential skills include: surgical experience; knowledge of IACUC function; familiarity with USDA and AAALAC; leadership; excellent communication including fluent command of the English language, writing and speaking; good organizational skills; knowledge and experience with Good Laboratory Practice Regulations; experience using computer applications; and data analysis skills are mandatory.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Management of the facility animal health program,
  • Veterinary care for facility research animals,
  • Animal model surgery,
  • Training of technical personnel,
  • Maintain knowledge of regulatory guidelines and manage AAALAC, USDA, and USFDA reporting and records of animal use and controlled substances,
  • Electrocardiogram recording, and ophthalmic examinations,
  • Necropsy supervision,
  • Communicating with staff, management, and clients,
  • Supervise the work of technical staff in accordance with GLP’s and SOP’s
  • Proactive recognition and resolution of any issues affecting non-clinical studies,
  • Perform other duties as directed.

BASi is a contract research organization providing research and development resources to many of the leading pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies in the world. BASi offers an efficient cost-alternative to its client’s internal product development, compliance, and quality control programs. Outsourced drug development services provided to the international pharmaceutical industry comprise approximately 75% of our revenues.

This is an immediate opening providing excellent fringe benefits including a 401k as well as relocation expenses. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is located near Evansville, close to Southern Indiana University. Applicants should submit a detailed resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources Department:
BASi Evansville
10424 Middle Mt. Vernon Road
Mt. Vernon, IN 47620

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Sr. Animal Program Veterinarian
Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., Frederick, MD

Posted 16 May 2014

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.’s Laboratory Animal Sciences Program (LASP) provides exceptional quality animal care and technical support services for animal research performed at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The LASP contributes to improving human health, developing new treatments, and improving existing treatments for cancer and other diseases while ensuring safe and humane treatment of animals.

The Senior Animal Program Veterinarian position is responsible for providing veterinary, medical diagnostic, surgical and treatment services for research animals and ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines, and policies to maintain AAALAC accreditation of the animal care and use program and facilities. This position will serve as the head of nonhuman primate (NHP) medicine and scientific support, which involves significant support for NCI nonhuman primate research programs and investigators. The position will also involve Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) support and membership on the NCI-Bethesda Animal Care and Use Committee; oversight of a veterinarian, facility manager, and technicians. In addition, this position assists with training programs for animal caretakers, technicians and research staff utilizing nonhuman primates; reviews and implements standard operating procedures governing primate health maintenance and husbandry functions; provides guidance to the biomedical research community regarding the design of experimental protocols and the selection and use of nonhuman primates; and performs a variety of both invasive and noninvasive surgical procedures in nonhuman primates. Limited work with other species including aquatics and rodents will also be required. Work may involve the use of potentially hazardous chemical, biological, or radiological materials or may be located in areas where such materials are used; and may require the use of personal protective equipment and adherence to strict safety protocols. This position participates in the weekend/holiday on-call rotation for all species which presently includes rodents, aquatics, and NHPs. This position reports to the Animal Program Director.


Graduation from a veterinary school accredited by the AVMA (e.g. D.V.M. or V.M.D.) or satisfactory completion of the foreign equivalency examination (passing grade) given by the AVMA and is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in one of the 50 states.Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.


  • In addition to education requirements, a minimum of five (5) years experience in the principles and practice of laboratory animal medicine
  • Experience working with multiple species of nonhuman primates, experimental surgery experience and infectious disease experience, including experience in performing a wide variety of both invasive and noninvasive surgical procedures, including use of endoscopic and laparoscopic equipment
  • Must be able to function independently in an animal facility, as an IACUC member, and in support of investigators engaged in animal research
  • Independently identify/determine animal health issues and provide treatment
  • Identification of regulatory/compliance issues and the ability to work with the IACUC and veterinary staff to handle the same
  • ·Ability to recruit, maintain and manage adequate staff
  • The candidate must have demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience in managing a large professional and technical staff
  • Must possess a detailed comprehension of regulatory requirements and Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) standards.


  • ACLAM board certification is preferred.
  • Broad knowledge of laboratory animal health/medicine, veterinary treatments and procedures.
  • Experience as an IACUC member in a large animal program.
  • Experience with training personnel in nonhuman primate techniques and with oversight of a nonhuman primate research program.
  • Experience with mice, rats, primates, frogs, and fish in a laboratory setting.
  • The candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the demonstrated ability to interact effectively with others.
  • The candidate will serve as a voting member on the IACUC and the Alternate Attending Veterinarian.

Interested candidates please apply online:


For additional information please contact Patti Fitzsimmons @ patti.fitzsimmons@nih.gov

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

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Instructor/Assistant Professor, Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine
University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR

Posted 16 May 2014

Position Information: The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) invites applications for a clinical faculty position (Instructor / Assistant Professor) in the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine. UAMS has been continuously accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) since 1973. It is fully compliant with all USDA and NIH guidelines and regulations. This position is intimately involved in ensuring compliance and the occupant should have a thorough knowledge of all applicable regulations. Additional responsibilities will include (but not be limited to): 1) providing clinical care to all campus animals 2) assisting and collaborating with campus investigators on various protocols 3) training and supervising the husbandry staff 4) providing surgical and anesthesia skills to the research community 5) providing emergency care afterhours, weekends, and holidays on a rotating basis 6) coordinating the health surveillance and quarantine programs 7) conducting clinical assessment rounds 8) participating in all IACUC and IBC activities as coordinated by the Director including meeting attendance, protocol review, facility inspections, and program reviews 9) working with other support entities (i.e. physical plant, OHS, PAM) on campus to ensure compliance 10) preparation, implementation and continuous review of standard operating procedures 11) training researchers and animal care staff in animal handling, sample collection techniques, compound administration, and other bio methodologies 12) participating in teaching/training responsibilities on campus and at other contract institutions 13) conducting veterinary consultations on model selection, study design and protocol development and 14) conducting collaborative research and other scholarly activities as well as performing additional duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • DVM degree or equivalent from an AVMA-accredited institution; Completion of an ACLAM-approved training program or ACLAM board-eligibility.
  • Must meet the University’s requirements for an academic appointment as a graduate instructor; ability to obtain an Arkansas veterinary license; ability to pass a medical evaluation, which includes receiving medical clearance to wear/use a variety of respiratory protection devices and personal protective equipment (PPE). Must successfully complete background checks and be eligible for employment in areas governed by the U.S. Patriot Act and the Public Health and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, 42 CFR 73, 7 CFR 331, and 9 CFR 121. Consequently, the individual must successfully complete a Department of Justice/Federal Bureau of Investigation (DOJ/FBI) security risk assessment (SRA).

Preferred Qualifications   ACLAM board certification/training and or equivalent and relevant working experience in a lab animal research environment.

Additionally:  The candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with a diverse audience of students, technicians and professional staff and have proficient computer skills.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent which indicates career aspirations (long and short term) as well as a curriculum vitae to Pat Crittenden, Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, UAMS Slot 504, 4301 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205 or crittendenpatricia@uams.edu. UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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