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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.
- 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.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 (email@example.com).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
WaNPRC Arizona Breeding Colony, Maricopa County, AZ
Posted 27 May 2015
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
- Accountability - Productivity
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
- 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.
- 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
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.
- 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:
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of Application/Cover Letter
- Contact information for three references
If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Robyn Davis at email@example.com or call 515-294-1785.
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.
To ensure consideration, submit application by June 26, 2015.
Director of Veterinary Research
PMI, San Carlos, CA
Posted 20 May 2015
The Director of Veterinary Research provides clinical management of surgical subjects in our contract research laboratory located in Northern California. As the leader in the Operating Room environment, the Director 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
- Circulate through ORs providing veterinary support to clients and technical oversight
- Directs the trainers in the staff-training program
- Interacts with clients during client meetings to offer support and direction for specific client needs
- Acts as Study Director and assigns other study directors based on experience and availability
- Support and guide pathology services
- Support, facilitate and enhance OR operations
- Supervise Surgical Specialists and OR Technicians
- Assist in development and review of SOPs
- 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
- 6 years of experience in a laboratory animal facility as a Clinical Veterinarian
- Experience in a GLP Preclinical CRO is preferred
- Previous IACUC membership
- In depth 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
- Proven leadership and management skills
- 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
To apply please send an email with your resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Director and Attending Veterinarian
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Posted 15 May 2015
The Director of the Freimann Life Science Center is responsible for the oversight, management, and care of the animal resource facility and programs at the University of Notre Dame. The Director serves as the attending veterinarian, given the authority and responsibility for providing veterinary care consisting of programs in preventative medicine, surveillance, diagnosis, treatment and control of disease, management of protocol-associated disease or disability, anesthesia and analgesia, surgery and post-surgical care, assessment of animal well-being, and euthanasia. The attending veterinarian is a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC ) and has significant responsibilities to the IACUC . The Director is responsible for the management, training, and conduct of the facility's personnel. The Director provides guidance to principal investigators and other personnel involved in the care and use of animals regarding handling, immobilization, anesthesia, analgesia, tranquilization, and euthanasia.
To view the full job description and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/201518812.
Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
WIL Research, Ashland, OH
Posted 11 May 2015
WIL Research is a privately held global Contract Research Organization (CRO) that provides product safety toxicological research, bioanalytical, and formulation services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, agrochemical, and food products industries, as well as manufacturing support for clinical trials. WIL Research is seeking a highly motivated, ACLAM certified or board eligible veterinarian for its AAALAC-accredited, GLP Toxicology Laboratory located in Ashland, OH.
Duties will include managing animal health concerns for a modern, 250,000 square foot vivarium, working with two other clinical veterinarians, overseeing an animal health surveillance program, and continually refining the current laboratory animal medicine program. Species used range from rodents to NHPs and agricultural animals. Development of new clinical procedures, as well as reviewing and improving current procedure is expected. As part of the clinical staff, the successful candidate will develop and provide laboratory animal specific training for personnel. Also, may serve as a technical advisor for studies requiring veterinary input at macroscopic examinations in necropsy and perform other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will possess a DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited institution and board certification or eligibility by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. The job requires excellent interpersonal skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and level of accomplishment. WIL is located in North-central Ohio, with easy access to Cleveland, Columbus, and a variety of cultural and recreational activities. For consideration, apply online at www.wilresearch.com. WIL Research is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Clinical (Research) Veterinarian
SoBran, Inc., Silver Spring, MD
Posted 7 May 2015
SoBran, Inc. is seeking a Clinical (Research) Veterinarian to serve at Walter Reed in Silver Spring, Maryland.
OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Research Veterinarian in support of the WRAIR/NMRC, Animal Care Project. This position will provide clinical and research support for the animals approved for use through the WRAIR- IACUC.
The Research Veterinarian; (RV) will work collaboratively with the research investigators, research staff, facility personnel, IACUC, and others to maintain a quality program. The RV has the direct line and program authority and responsibility for the welfare and well being of all animals approved for use through the IACUC. Participation is expected in IACUC activities including post monitoring, protocol review, compliance and training. Clinical requirements include disease detection and surveillance, treatment and resolution. Provide on call availability and consultation for emergency issues including weekend and holidays. Will serve on IACUC and other committees as appropriate. This person is expected to be familiar with the day-to-day activities, personnel and issues within the facilities. We expect the RV to be forward thinking and create and assist in developing plans to enhance the learning abilities and performance of the staff supporting the WRAIR Animal Care Project. The RV must possess strong verbal communication, teaching skills and be knowledgeable of pathology and veterinary medical terminology. The RV will efficiently write and maintain reports and develop and maintain an effective relationship with the Government staff.
Primary duties include the following:
(Job descriptions are subject to change to reflect duties and responsibilities.)
- Provide oversight and collaboration for the research staff at the WRAIR-NMRC in support of the WRAIR / NMRC contract.
- Provide veterinary care for all animals approved for use by the WRAIR IACUC.
- Participate in IACUC activities to include: post approval compliance monitoring.
- Provide teaching and training for military veterinary residents and research staff.
- Assist in the development and maintenance of standard operating procedures.
- Develop and maintain relationships with representatives of government, investigators, and contract personnel in order to coordinate activities and assist in investigations into matters concerning quality and client complaints.
- Assist in managing a program of disease detection and surveillance, diagnosis, treatment and resolution.
- Advise and provide oversight for surgical and post-surgical care.
- Advise and provide oversight on animal handling, restraint, analgesia, pain management and proper methods of euthanasia.
- Provide on call availability and support for emergency, weekend and holiday clinical support.
- Participate in interviews and selection of SoBran animal care personnel as requested by the PM.
- Generate weekly and monthly reports (monthly deliverables) utilizing Microsoft Office software and database systems as directed by the WRAIR / SoBran Project Manager.
- Report any abnormal conditions of the animal facilities or immediate vicinity to appropriate contract and/or government personnel.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Project Manager.
Five years of pre-clinical research laboratory in a supervisory or management role is desired.
Maintain all contract requirements to include quality of work, occupational health (e.g., vaccinations) and training. Knowledge of IBM-compatible computers, Microsoft Office software, and database systems is required.
- Must be a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine DVM.
- Must be American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board certified.
Commensurate with education and experience
Applications are accepted through the Careers page on our company website: www.sobran-inc.com
SoBran is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer
MS/ZMBBI, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Posted 22 April 2015
Columbia University Medical Center is seeking an Assistant/Associate Veterinarian to work for the Institute of Comparative Medicine (ICM). The Morningside and Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior comparative medicine program is an integral and highly regarded component of the biomedical research effort at Columbia University. This individual directly supervises clinical and research veterinarians, veterinary residents, a veterinary technician supervisor and veterinary technicians. The Assistant/Associate Director supports in vivo research involving Columbia University research animals on the Morningside Campus and Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute to ensure processes meet the standards established by ICM management. The incumbent ensures that Morningside and Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute operations are managed in accordance with federal and state regulations and in accordance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Research Animals promulgated by the National Research Council and manages projects involving research animals housed on the Morningside campus and at the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute to ensure alignment of research activities and regulatory standards. The incumbent will assure that all tasks are completed in a timely and cost-effective manner while adhering to applicable federal agency and Columbia University policies and procedures. This individual maintains performance levels consistent with and according to Columbia University ICM standards.
- Supervises the professional health care of various laboratory animal species including rodents, non-human primates, avian and aquatic species, and other species as applicable on the Morningside campus and at the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and demonstrates this through accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. Supervises programs for pre and post-operative care, anesthesia, analgesia, and euthanasia of various laboratory animal species.
- Develops training materials for all Morningside and Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior animal facility users, to include written and graphical materials. Participates in training of animal facility users; specifically, training veterinary technicians, small animal supervisors and investigators.
- Provides subject matter expertise via consultation to in vivo biological sciences, engineering, and psychology, neuroscience investigators on model selection, model development and biomethodology. Guidance to Morningside and Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior investigators on protocol development and regulatory compliance. Reviews animal use protocols and assists with the Morningside and Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior facility inspection/programmatic evaluations, post approval monitoring and protocol compliance.
- Mentors residents to ensure that they complete required research and publication requirements. Prepares residents to pass the ACLAM board exam.
- Collaborates on research projects on the Morningside campus and at the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and plans support for future studies to ensure that resources are available.
- Must demonstrate prior ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse staff and researchers. Position reports to the Associate Director of ICM.
- Must manage personnel costs and expenses (equipment, supplies and training) to maintain the veterinary medical care program within budget.
- DVM/VMD degree from and AVMA accredited institution and ACLAM certification.
- Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in NY.
- 5 years of clinical, surgical and imaging experience with non-human primates. 5 years of animal behavioral training and managing the psychological well-being of non-human primates. At least 5 years of leadership experience managing rodent colonlies with over 20,000 cages.
- Minimum of 4 years of supervisory experience. Documented management training may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- 3 years Project Management experience and succesful project execution on cross-funcitional teams, preferable in an academic setting.
- Financial Experience: Knowledge of budgets and financial planning.
Commensurate with experience
Applications are accepted at: https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1429542275687
Job Requisition: 077654
Director of Animal Resources
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St. Kitts, West Indies
Posted 22 April 2015
Leading the future of veterinary education and research
Institutional Overview: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. A cutting-edge curriculum, with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow’s veterinarians. Students benefit from seven semesters of integrated preclinical and clinical studies at our St Kitts campus, and one year of clinical training at our affiliate veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.
Our ongoing research focuses on key issues strategically relevant to One Health in tropical and developing countries and includes zoonotic diseases, food safety and security, environmental health, and conservation medicine. We prioritize recruitment of talented faculty and are now seeking a key new member of our team to join us as we develop new programs to best prepare our graduates to face the global opportunities and challenges of veterinary medicine in the 21st century.
Position Summary: RUSVM is seeking an academically-oriented Lab Animal Veterinarian as Director for its rapidly expanding research program involving both small and large animals. The Director of Animal Resources (DAR) will provide leadership and vision for the institutional animal care and use program, ensuring full accreditation by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC), animal welfare assurance by the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), and registration and compliance as a research institution by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The DAR will work closely and collaboratively with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and serve as an ex officio voting member of the committee. A strong relationship with the Associate Dean for Research, who serves as the Institutional Official (IO), is also required for an effective animal research program. The DAR is the veterinarian responsible for 24-hour routine and emergency clinical care for all animals housed in RUSVM facilities. The post holder will also be expected to maintain an active research program, along with some teaching responsibilities and work closely with the Vice Dean, the Associate Dean for Research, and the Heads of Departments.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides leadership and vision for institutional animal teaching and research programs.
- Leads and manages full AAALAC accreditation process
- Manages Animal Resources (AR), including the annual budget and a staff comprising Animal Care Manager, staff, and student workers.
- Serves as the clinical veterinarian for all animals covered under animal use protocols and provides for both routine and 24-hour emergency care for these animals, in collaboration with veterinary faculty.
- Provides assistance to faculty in selecting animal models, reviewing and advising on the writing and design of animal use protocols involving the potential for pain or distress, and training staff and faculty in clinical procedures.
- Interfaces with Facilities Services on animal-related construction project design and routine maintenance of animal facilities.
- Serves as a voting member on the IACUC.
- Fosters a culture of friendly customer service and compliance.
- Contributes to the DVM/postgraduate teaching programs in areas of expertise
- Runs an independent or collaborative research program in an area relevant to one of RUSVM’s research centers (http://www.rossu.edu/veterinary-school/research/Centers.cfm)
- The DAR supervises AR staff through, and in collaboration, with the Animal Care Manager. The DAR determines the direction of the program, taking into consideration the needs and input of faculty who use the AR facilities.
- The DAR is the supporting authority for the Animal Care Manager in the hiring, disciplining, and termination of AR employees and provides mentoring for performance evaluations and smooth day-to-day operations.
- The DAR is invested with institutional authority for ensuring the health and welfare of all animals in the care of AR, has full access to all animals at all times, and recommends treatment options to faculty yet retains the authority to intervene with humane euthanasia when ethically indicated.
- The DAR makes recommendations directly to the IO for the veterinary needs of animal programs. Some of these recommendations may be made collaboratively with the IACUC.
Responsibility / Oversight – financial and supervisory:
- The DAR is responsible for producing a budget plan and budget annually and for operating the facility within this budget.
- The DAR assists the Animal Care Manager in assessing ongoing and potentially changing personnel needs within the established budget and requests revisions to the budget through the Financial Officer for the Office of the Vice President for Research.
- The DAR works collaboratively with the Animal Care Manager to conduct periodic cost analyses of LAR operations and to share projected per diem costs with scientists.
Communications / Interpersonal Contacts:
- Positive written and verbal communications with AR staff, IACUC administrator, students, faculty, and administrators are crucial to the smooth operation of AR.
- The DAR sets the tone for AR and is strongly encouraged to promote a friendly, customer service oriented atmosphere and team-work approach to working with faculty and staff.
- DVM or equivalent from an accredited veterinary college.
- Three or more years of administrative, management and supervisory experience, preferably in an animal research, teaching and/or testing program is required.
- Demonstrated understanding and success in scientific manuscript publication and grant writing.
- Demonstrated leadership abilities and completion of team projects.
- DVM and PhD in a scientific discipline.
- Active board certification by the American or European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM / ECLAM) or eligibility for ACLAM / ECLAM board certification.
- Board certification in a related College (e.g. ACVIM, ACVS, ACVP).
- Teaching experience at DVM or postgraduate level.
Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Qualified applicants apply by submitting curriculum vitae (CV) and letter of intent describing the vision of their contribution in areas of teaching, research and service. CV and letter should be in a single document (MS or PDF) and submitted online www.rossu.edu/careers
Reference letters are requested prior to on campus interviews. File review will begin upon receipt until the position is successfully filled.
We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.
Clinical Research Veteriarian
SoBran, Inc, Bethesda and Poolesville, MD
Posted 20 April 2015
SoBran, Inc. is seeking Clinical Research Veterinarians (full time and part time) to serve for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda and Poolesville, Maryland.
Overview: Serve as the clinical veterinarian for animals in the Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR) Animal Care Program.
Description of Duties:
(Job descriptions are subject to change to reflect duties and responsibilities.)
- Provide clinical care, research support, and regulatory oversight for all species within the DVR animal facilities located in Bethesda and Poolesville, Maryland campuses ( non-human primates, carnivores, ungulates, rabbits and rodents ).
- Perform daily health exams, quarantine procedures, semi-annual health exams, and health physicals for all animal species within DVR animal facilities.
- Participate on a rotational basis in the weekend and holiday veterinary coverage roster
- Review Diagnostic Support Services reports and monitor reports for current and program trends
- Directly support animal research studies of significant size, scope, and complexity conducted by the NIH intramural research programs.
- Maintain and perform QA on controlled substance logs and animal medical records
- Understand the current SOP’s of the DVR and assist in developing SOP’s relative to DVR veterinary medical operations.
- Assist with investigator questions and concerns.
- Assist in the development of an infectious agent outbreak disaster plan and implement the plan as needed.
- Provide assistance to assure compliance with regulatory agencies and AAALACi.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the SoBran Director, DVR Animal Program Director and the DVR Chief, Veterinary Medicine Branch.
Must have knowledge in the development and management of animal research protocols. Must have a technical background in laboratory animal science and understand the concepts of biomedical research along with working knowledge of the NIAID and NIH animal care and use policies and guidelines as well as other regulatory documents e.g. the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the PHS Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Regulations under the Animal Welfare Act, ARAC Guidelines, Manual 3040-2 Animal Care and Use Intramural Program.
Must have a VMD/DVM from an AVMA-accredited institution and a current license to practice veterinary medicine.
Commensurate with experience
Applications are accepted at: http://www.sobran-inc.com/careers/
Position # 193578 (Full Time) and Position # 193582 (Part Time)
SoBran is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.
Assistant/Associate Veterinary Specialist
University Animal Care, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Posted 14 April 2015
The incumbent will provide support for the University Animal Care (UAC) veterinary care program, with emphasis on contemporary laboratory animal species (rodent, aquatic, NHP, pig). Interest and experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: management of genetically-engineered and gnotobiotic rodents; rodent technical, surgical, anesthesia, analgesia support and training; zebrafish management; large animal anesthesia, analgesia, and post-operative care (NHP, pig, calf). The incumbent will participate in clinical care support for all species, and will rotate after-hours emergency call with other UAC veterinarians. Additional responsibilities include IACUC support, investigator consultation, and training. Involvement in departmental management, university service, teaching, and research is expected.
Rodent and Aquatic Model Management and Support: These are the primary areas of emphasis and responsibility for this position. Provide leadership for rodent technical and surgical support team, provide veterinary oversight for a mouse barrier facility, and take a lead role in the establishment of a germ-free/gnotobiotic mouse isolator facility. Interact with UAC animal procurement team to facilitate rodent importation and exportation requests. Interact with UAC husbandry and GEMM Core personnel to rederive and/or cryopreserve mouse strains. Provide veterinary oversight for a small zebrafish facility.
Clinical Medicine and Large Animal Model Support: Provide clinical care for all laboratory animal species, with assistance from other UAC veterinarians and technical staff. Participate in emergency veterinarian on-call rotation for weekends, evenings, and holidays. Provide direction to veterinary and husbandry technicians and students in matters of veterinary care. Provide veterinary support for large animal (NHP, pig, sheep, calf) anesthesia, surgical, intensive care, and imaging procedures.
IACUC and Investigator Support: Serve as a veterinary reviewer for IACUC protocols, assist researchers in the preparation of IACUC protocols, and potentially serve as a full or alternate IACUC member. Assist investigators with selection of animal models, development of humane research methods or techniques, and other issues that affect the conduct of the research, testing, or educational programs which involve the use of animals. Provide training and post-approval monitoring related to animal care and use as needed, with emphasis on rodent models.
Departmental Management: Participate in the UAC Management Team. Participate in document preparation and site visits for AAALAC accreditation and regulatory agencies.
University Service, Teaching, and Research/Scholarly Activities: Participate in departmental, university and professional service, which may take many forms. Participate in UAC teaching activities, UAC Seminars, AALAS certification training, technical training of investigators and students, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Pursue objectives that build upon professional and scientific interests and areas of expertise. Independent or collaborative scholarly activities and participation in research are encouraged.
Other duties as assigned: The Position Description will be evaluated and adjusted annually based on discussions between the incumbent and the Director.
- DVM or equivalent from an AVMA-accredited institution;
- Full licensure to practice within one state;
- Willing and eligible to obtain USDA accreditation, DEA registration, and licensure to practice in Arizona upon employment;
- Board eligibility or certification by ACLAM or another applicable AVMA-recognized specialty.
- Completion of an ACLAM-approved formal laboratory animal training (residency) program.
- Advanced degree (MS, MPH, PhD) in laboratory animal-related field.
- Experience with mouse gnotobiotic and barrier facility operations.
- Experience with rodent technical and surgical support.
- Experience with zebrafish facility operations.
- Experience with NHP clinical care and peri-operative support.
- Experience with anesthesia, analgesia, and critical care support for large animal surgical models.
Applications must be submitted on-line for Job No. 58083 to https://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1301690037750 Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA - M/W/D/V Employer.
Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, Bethesda, MD
Posted 9 April 2015
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. (HJF) Seeking a Clinical Veterinarian to support the Scientific Research Department (SRD), located at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to SRD.
AFRRI, as a tri-service biomedical research laboratory chartered in 1961 and a major component of the Uniformed Services University, conducts research in the field of radiobiology and related matters essential to the operational and medical support of the U.S. Department of Defense and the military services. The institute collaborates with other governmental facilities, academic institutions, and civilian laboratories in the United States and other countries. Its findings have broad military and civilian applications.
- Implement activity in support of the research program at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) with an emphasis on supporting AFRRI's Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) program.
- Act as the Veterinary Sciences GLP coordinator and be responsible for writing, maintaining, and following GLP SOPs, overseeing required GLP documentation, provide GLP specific training, and providing veterinary support to GLP studies as needed.
- As GLP duties permit, participate in all research efforts supported by the Veterinary Sciences Department (VSD) and any other additional veterinary medicine related operations in order to maintain the AFRRI animal colony in a healthy condition.
- Diagnose and treat diseases and injuries, implement the preventive health program, and perform surgery and necropsies as per department guidelines.
- Participate in colony management decisions, train staff, supervise the veterinary technician, maintain animal health records and enforce adherence to the bio-safety program and institutional accreditation standards.
- Advise research investigators as to experimental design and procedure techniques and assists the department head in establishing and meeting AFRRI agreed upon research milestones.
- Assigned duties may require that scheduled work will be performed during weekends, holidays or severely inclement weather.
- Other duties as assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Incumbent should have formal laboratory animal medicine training or experience, especially clinical nonhuman primate and swine (minipig) medical and surgical experience. Management skills and knowledge of laboratory animal husbandry practices, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), occupational health/safety and biohazard procedures, and a familiarity with the laws, regulations and guidelines that govern animal research are also preferred.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: The ideal candidate will have a veterinary degree (DVM/VMD) from an AVMA-accredited school and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Maryland. ACLAM or ACZM board certification or eligibility is desirable.
Minimum Experience: 2- 4 years of experience
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Licensure to practice medicine within the United States or territories; Board certified or Board eligible, as applicable
Please apply on-line at careers.hjf.org click "Advanced Search" and enter job number 210022 in the Job Opening ID box
HJF is an equal opportunity and 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, or protected veteran status.
Research Veterinarian in Toxicology
Posted 8 April 2015
Pacific BioLabs, the Bay Area's Service Leader in Bioscience Testing, has a full-time position open for a Research Veterinarian in the Toxicology Department at our Hercules, CA facility.
Pacific BioLabs is an independent laboratory offering services in toxicology, biocompatibility, pharmacology, analytical chemistry, bioanalysis and microbiology. Pacific BioLabs has been serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries for over 20 years.
Basic Functions and General Scope:
Pacific BioLabs is seeking a highly organized, multi-tasking individual who is comfortable working in a team environment. This challenging position is responsible for a broad variety of activities, which requires applying a unique combination of one's veterinary education, expertise, and experience together with people and leadership skills. The Research Veterinarian will provide critical technical resource and leadership to the Animal Care team in support of daily vivarium operations. The Research Veterinarian will meet all needs at the facility for veterinary (especially clinical) expertise including experimental design, all veterinary aspects of research protocol execution, recommendations for and implementation of veterinary health programs, AAALAC and USDA compliance (including the animal welfare act), veterinary diagnostics, gross pathology, and emergency veterinary care. This must be accomplished by hands on engagement and skilled collaboration.
The Research Veterinarian will also be responsible for conduct of toxicology studies at Pacific BioLabs and will serve as study director for these studies. As the study director for GLP-compliant studies, the Research Veterinarian will be the individual with primary responsibility for assuring these studies conform to regulatory guidelines. As the study director, the Research Veterinarian will interact directly with clients for protocol design and implementation of studies. Interpretation of study results and communicating those results to the client are important responsibilities of this position. The Research Veterinarian will be expected to write accurate, factual, and complete final study reports that meet expectations of the regulatory agency to which the report is submitted.
Position Reports to:
Vice President, Toxicology
Requirements for this position include a DVM/VMD degree, preferably from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school and licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the United States. The successful candidate is expected to have established clinical skills with a variety of laboratory animals. The Research Veterinary position requires excellent organizational, project management, and written and oral communication skills. Current and relevant working knowledge of regulations governing the use of animals in research (e.g., USDA, PHS, AAALAC) is also expected. Experience conducting animal health clinical studies in a USDA and FDA regulated environment is preferred. An advanced degree (MS or PhD) and/or board-certification in applicable specialty is also preferred. This position will require some weekend or after hours work.
The applicant must be 18 years of age or older and legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. The applicant must be willing to submit to a background investigation, including verification of past employment, criminal history, and educational background. The applicant must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical.
Compensation package will be commensurate with background and experience. The Company has a comprehensive benefits package (including 401K, health and dental plans), and offers a flexible work schedule.
This position is primarily targeted to individuals presently residing in the Northern California area.
Interested candidates should email their resume to Tox@PacificBioLabs.com or fax a copy to 510-964-0551.
Senior Staff Veterinarian / Associate Director
Research Models Houston, Laboratory Animal Medicine – Veterinary Services, Charles River Laboratories, Houston, TX
Posted 6 April 2015
REPORTS TO: Manager or above
http://jobs.criver.com/houston-jobs Job #150261
Responsible for providing professional veterinary services. Oversee and perform veterinary procedures that support all aspects of veterinary care for the site. Assist the Director in oversight of the animal care and use program. May supervise or oversee veterinary staff and manage the activities of assigned section to ensure effective performance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Oversee 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.
- Perform pre-shipment physical examination of animals assigned for delivery to customers, including radiographic review, ultrasonagraphy, Electrocardiogram (ECG), evaluation of routine screening tests and specific tests if required by customer.
- Responsible for the overall training program for veterinary technicians/staff. Ensure that training is properly documented and regularly updated as necessary.
- Oversee the Environmental Enhancement program for NHPs.
- Provide animal health care guidance for veterinary services personnel as required.
- Ensure that internal and external reports and other materials are prepared and submitted as required.
- Provide responses to internal/external inspections and quality audits of veterinary or animal welfare type content.
- Implement and monitor the preventive health program appropriate to the site's needs.
- Serve as advisor to management in technical matters as they relate to the site including application of new technology and any changes in national policies, procedures, guidelines or regulations affecting animal care and use.
- Assist Director in oversight of quarantine program which includes participation in vendor management, e.g. reviewing vendor health information, communicating specific issues related to shipments to them, tracking overall vendor performance, and interacting with the CDC as warranted.
- Assist Director in oversight of animal holding program with respect to overall colony health preventative medicine, clinical care, and client owned animal colony management.
- Provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), including protocol review, program review and facility inspections. May serve on the IACUC.
- Ensure all procedures and processes are accomplished in accordance with the regulations as it relates to animal welfare and veterinary issues.
- Write, review and update veterinary care and/or necropsy SOPs as required.
- Perform expert veterinary support to internal and external customers.
- 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 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), Center for Disease Control (CDC), and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA),) standards and regulations.
- Will use controlled substances and be responsible for maintaining appropriate records.
- May assist in management of the activities of assigned section, including supervising employees, scheduling, personnel actions (hiring, promotions, transfers), discipline, personnel development and performance monitoring.
- Assist in the development of operating objectives, organizational structure, staffing requirements, budget, departmental systems and SOPs.
- Perform all other related duties as assigned.
- Education: Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) required.
- Experience: Minimum of 6 years veterinary experience in an NHP environment. 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 become licensed in Texas within 6 months. USDA accreditation or application submitted within 1 month of hire. Ability to obtain DEA license within 6 months. Current DEA license highly desired. ACLAM eligibility or accreditation is highly desired.
- Other: Computer literate and proficient with Microsoft Windows, PowerPoint and Excel. Good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and guidelines that govern animal research, research conduct principles and current methodology of laboratory animal medicine and management required.
- Regularly operate a computer and occasionally operate other office productivity machinery such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
- Regularly move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
- Regularly communicate with employees/customers; must be able to exchange accurate information.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, climb, reach overhead, crouch, kneel, push/pull and repetitive use of hands.
- Employees must be able to lift, move and/or hold up to 40 pounds; this includes equipment and animals.
- General office and research laboratory working conditions, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, although hearing protection may be required for short periods when working with certain species.
- While performing the duties of this job the employee will be required to wear protective clothing (safety glasses, face shield, mask, cap, gloves, scrubs), work near toxic or caustic chemicals, work with biohazards, and/or work with live animals with risk of exposure to allergens and/or zoonotic diseases. The employee may occasionally be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, unpleasant odors, and/or wet, humid and/or extreme temperature conditions.
COMMENTS: This position may require occasional domestic or international travel. This position requires weekend/holiday coverage, on-call rotation, and the necessity to return to the facility outside of normal business hours.
Senior Staff Veterinarian / Associate Director
Research Management, Genentech, San Francisco, CA
Posted 30 March 2015
Passionate About Science
We’re passionate and rigorous about our science. For more than 30 years, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry, using innovative science to develop breakthrough medicines that improve the lives of people with serious or life-threatening diseases.
The following opportunity exists in our South San Francisco, CA headquarters: Senior Staff Veterinarian / Associate Director, Research Management
The Transgenic Technology department seeks an innovative Veterinarian who will assist in discovery of groundbreaking therapeutics by supporting the primary research of several hundred internal customers. The responsibilities include oversight of the Animal Care and Use Program at our site near Davis CA, leading a husbandry staff of 18 FTE plus 2 CO-OPs, and collaboration with investigators, the SSF LAR and the Global Comparative Medicine groups.
Applicants must have strong leadership competencies, be research focused, be able to work in a fluid and diverse environment, possess excellent resource management skills and are able to balance the needs of the people, the animals and the business.
The ideal candidate will have a DVM and be ACLAM board eligible. PhD or considerable Research experience is also desired. Candidates also should have a deep understanding and curiosity about the genetic basis of disease and ability to use this understanding diagnostically knowledge regarding mammalian genetic constructs, manipulation of embryos, genetic analysis and colony management. Experience with data base development and information mining and broad knowledge base in science, medicine, vivarium operations and management are desirable.
Passionate about our People
We recognize that our people are our most important asset. It’s why we foster an inclusive environment that encourages diversity and offer competitive healthcare and benefits to help you bring the best to the business and to your personal life.
Join us as we continue to tackle medicine’s most challenging problems and live a life inspired. Apply Below!
Now a member of the Roche Group, Genentech has multiple medicines on the market for cancer and other serious illnesses. Genentech is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran
DHHS/PHS/Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Office of Device Evaluation, Silver Spring, MD
Posted 25 March 2015
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health's Office of Device Evaluation is searching for outstanding Veterinarians interested in working in a challenging and dynamic environment by participating in the review of new medical devices to determine their safety and effectiveness prior to their introduction to the marketplace. As members of a multidisciplinary team of scientists and clinicians, the incumbents will be involved in the review and analysis of pre-clinical and clinical data for determining the safety and effectiveness of medical devices as described in applications submitted by device manufacturers for FDA approval. Products areas include wound dressings (for burns, traumatic bleeding, chronic wounds), surgical devices, electrosurgical devices, laser and light based devices, light imaging systems, robotic surgical devices, microwave, ultrasound, cryosurgery devices, meshes, breast implants, dermal fillers, surgical reconstructive therapies and technologies, and point of care diagnostics.
Qualifications: In addition to specialty veterinary medical training and license to practice veterinary medicine in the US, candidates should have highly developed analytical, written and oral communication skills, be comfortable working in dynamic team environments, and have exceptional time management and organizational skills. Experience in laboratory animal medicine, investigative medical research, or veterinary pathology is sought. Knowledge of FDA regulations is highly desired, but not a requirement.
Location: Offices are located in Silver Spring, Maryland on the recently opened White Oak Campus, in the Washington D.C. Metro Area.
Benefits: Outstanding leave package, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Retirement, Maxiflex Schedule, Telecommuting, Health Units, Fitness Centers and participation in Federal Credit Unions. There are opportunities for professional development, which may include further training, and attendance at scientific meetings and conferences.
How to apply: Interested candidates should send a Resume or CV to:
FDA/Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Office of Device Evaluation
Division of Surgical Devices
Dr. Germarie Sanchez-Pomales
Visit us at www.fda.gov/cdrh or www.usajobs.gov
FDA is an equal opportunity employer and has a smoke free environment. To qualify for employment, all applicants must meet all civil service or commissioned corps requirements including U.S. citizenship.
Tufts University, Boston, MA
Posted 19 March 2015
The Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) at the Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center has an immediate opening for a Staff Veterinarian. The staff position reports to the Director of DLAM. The Division is comprised of 4 veterinarians and over 40 support staff supporting facilities encompassing over 40,000 sq ft. on two campuses that house primarily rodents and a small number of other species including birds and aquatic species.
The Division provides animal husbandry and clinical care for all research animals (predominantly mice) on the Boston Health Sciences campus for Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center and on the Medford campus for Tufts University. The Veterinarian, under the supervision of the Director, will have a primary role in the providing clinical veterinarian support; consultation with research faculty and staff on issues pertaining to animal care and use; assisting with teaching and training; monitoring animal health and welfare in compliance with federal and state regulations; assisting with the maintenance of the animal program and facilities for AAALAC accreditation; supervision of DLAM veterinary technicians; and supervision of veterinary student externs.
Qualifications: DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited university with 1 - 3 years of experience in laboratory animal medicine. ACLAM board eligibility or certification desired. Experience with birds and/or aquatic species desired. The candidate should have experience in a research support environment and regulations governing animal research, the IACUC review process, and AAALAC accreditation. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated productivity, and excellent organizational and administrative skills are essential.
Send cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and three letters of reference to:
Dr. Scott E. Perkins
Please contact Dr. Scott Perkins at 617-636-5615 for additional information about the position and the animal care and use program at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center.
Tufts University is an AA/EOE employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.
Division of Laboratory Animal Resources, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Posted 9 March 2015
The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) at the University of Pittsburgh has an opening for a laboratory animal veterinarian at the Associate Director level. As a member of the DLAR senior leadership team you will:
- Oversee and direct the provision of veterinary care at multiple DLAR facilities;
- Provide guidance to clinical veterinarians, managers and supervisors regarding facility operations, utilization of resources, regulatory compliance, and fiscal responsibility;
- Provide recommendations to DLAR senior management that impact the University’s animal care and use program, policies, and practices.
- 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 and 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 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 five years of medical and surgical experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species that preferably includes nonhuman primates and agricultural species;
- Three to five years of experience supervising, developing, and managing the performance of veterinary professional staff;
- Veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States, preferably PA;
- ACLAM board certification.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Laboratory Animal Program Veterinarian
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
Posted 4 March 2015
The Office of the University Veterinarian at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VT) is seeking a Laboratory Animal Program Veterinarian with experience in laboratory animal medicine to join a diverse program encompassing scientific, biomedical and agricultural research and teaching programs. The position supports and collaborates with the Attending Veterinarian to plan, implement and direct the regulatory, programmatic, and operational activities of animal care and use at institutional facilities and assures compliant and efficient IACUC function and appropriate husbandry and veterinary care of university-owned animals.
The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Attending Veterinarian, Clinical Veterinarian, IACUC chair and administrator, PAM officer, facility managers/supervisors, clinical specialists from the College of Veterinary Medicine (e.g., Production Management Medicine, Equine Field Service, pathology), and agricultural scientists to develop and manage a comprehensive program of animal care and use compliant with Public Health Service and USDA regulations; provide clinical veterinary care for research and teaching animals, including rodents, aquatics, wildlife, and farm animals; advise and train investigators, technical staff and students; and perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The successfully selected candidate should possess exceptional communication, interpersonal, time management and customer service skills along with the ability to work both as part of a team and independently. Additionally, the successfully selected candidate will possess strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and use of email. The College of Veterinary Medicine is currently AAALAC accredited. This position will assist in maintaining AAALAC accreditation at the College of Veterinary Medicine and achieving it elsewhere on campus.
Interested candidates should apply online at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu:80/postings/55353.
For more information or questions please contact: Barry Robert, DVM, Ph.D., DACLAM, University/Attending Veterinarian at 540-231-1767 or email@example.com.