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Veterinary Medicine Program Director
National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR),
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Jefferson, AR

Posted 22 October 2014

About FDA/NCTR

The FDA National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) is located in Jefferson, Arkansas, and is a scientific research organization within the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, providing preclinical research studies for regulatory science decisions by the FDA, other US Government Agencies, and collaborative partners. This is an AAALAC accredited, GLP-compliant facility with a focus on conducting animal toxicology studies in combination with basic science to enhance the regulatory science information gained from each study. Our basic rodent animal toxicology studies include reproductive/developmental toxicology, neurotoxicology, behavioral toxicology, pharmacology, inhalation toxicology, phototoxicology, and acute/subchronic/chronic cancer bioassays. The facility additionally has a non-human primate facility for conduct of pharmacokinetic, behavioral and imaging studies. The NCTR strives to provide the highest quality research data to the FDA, supporting science-based Public Health Decisions.

Job Summary:

The incumbent will be the Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer, with delegated authority and responsibility to ensure that adequate veterinary and husbandry care is provided for all animals in the facility. The Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer will supervise all aspects of animal welfare in accordance with current regulatory and veterinary practice.  The Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer is the resident expert in veterinary animal care, and treats laboratory animals to ensure health of animals used in scientific research complies with regulations governing their humane and ethical treatment. The Veterinary Medical Services staff provides daily animal care, which includes disease prevention, health surveillance, examination, disease diagnoses, treatment and control of diseases, supervision and delivery of appropriate anesthesia and analgesia, surgery, and post-surgical care.  The Veterinary Medical Services staff provides assessments of animal well-being, and where required, provide or supervise humane euthanasia.  The Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer is a voting member of the IACUC.  The US FDA is an equal employment/affirmative action employer dedicated to professional development of its staff.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the provision of routine and/or specific veterinary medical support and daily husbandry care for all animal species.
  • Serves as the Contract Officer Representative (COR, COTR), or supervises the COR, for the institutional Animal Care and Diet Preparation contract.
  • Assigns Staff duties as appropriate to meet institutional needs, communicating areas of accountability and performance expectations to staff.
  • Oversees and directs Attending Veterinarian and other staff of Veterinary Medical Services staff and approves resources, personnel, fiscal assignments/budget proposals and allocations.
  • Assures that personnel, resources, facilities, equipment, materials, and methodologies in their areas are available as needed.
  • Assures the development, review, revision and implementation of SOPs and Training Manuals relating to animal husbandry, technical procedures, and facility issues and data generation in their areas.
  • Provides professional leadership in the care and resolution of complex veterinary medical cases and operational issues that arise within the facility.
  • Oversees and assists in the implementation of, and training within, the animal welfare and preventive medicine program for all animal species, assuring appropriate and human use of animals.
  • Consult with FDA research staff and Veterinary Medical Services staff in the selection of animals for specific research based on knowledge of species and research principles and techniques.
  • Advises research study directors on study design and implementation, protocol specifics concerning techniques and health issues with animal studies..
  • Provide expertise and assistance with training sessions involving husbandry, veterinary care, and utilization of animal models.
  • Participates in the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee, including the review of research protocols, animal colony issues, management issues and consultations. 
  • Provide leadership as a recognized expert in animal regulatory law.
  • Establishes standards of performance as a basis to review progress of staff according to FDA and HHS guidelines.
  • Act as primary liaison with USDA, AAALAC, and other regulatory agencies as needed, and has primary responsibility for AAALAC communication, on-site review and continuing accreditation.
  • Performs frequent IACUC onsite and SOP reviews as required, or supervises through delegation to Attending Veterinarian.
  • Acts as after-hours emergency contact.
  • Aids in establishing, maintaining and developing the animal records systems and reviews records as needed.
  • Supervises staff in Veterinary Medical Services, and 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.

Requirements:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent from accredited Veterinary Medical School.
  • Experience in laboratory animal practice with increasing levels of responsibility, with experience greater than 10 years.
  • Supervisory experience is preferred and may be a selection criterion.
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in one US state, and obtain a license to practice in Arkansas within one year. 
  • Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).
  • Skilled at communication and able to build strong teams through mentoring and coaching employees to foster open communication.
  • Able to manage budgets and financial plans.
  • Continual GLP training may be required.
  • Certification as Contract Officer Representative (COR, COTR) may be required.

How to Apply, or Contact:

This position must be applied through www.USAJOBS.gov, as job number FDA-NCTR-15-DE-1234697GH (all applicants; https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/384101300) or FDA-NCTR-15-MP-1235742GH (existing US Gov employees; https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/384076000).

For more information contact: Paul C. Howard, PhD, Director Office of Scientific Coordination,  National Center for Toxicological Research, US FDA, Jefferson, Arkansas Paul.Howard@fda.hhs.gov

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Director of Research Animal Resources/Attending Veterinarian
Office of the Vice-President for Research
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Posted 21 October 2014

The University of Minnesota is seeking candidates to serve as Director of the Research Animal Resources Department on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus and Attending Veterinarian for the University of Minnesota System. 

ACLAM boarded candidates with a DVM and licensure in one state with strong research experience will be considered. The strongest candidates will also have supervisory skills and experience commensurate with leading a department of considerable magnitude and diversity of research subjects. In addition to the RAR Director, there are seven veterinarians, twelve veterinary technicians, and over a hundred additional administrative and support staff.  RAR manages twenty animal facilities on two campuses that are diverse and decentralized supporting a wide range of species with an average daily rodent cage census of 24,000. The operating budget is approximately $12 million. The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership skills and have experience managing AAALAC accreditation.

The Department of Research Animal Resources has a long-standing tradition of excellence in animal care. The mission of the Research Animal Resources is dedicated to advancing the frontiers of basic and translational research while ensuring the welfare of animal research subjects.

•    To provide for the care, health and well-being of animals used for research and education at the University of Minnesota;

•    To administer to the animal related needs of University researchers and educators through dissemination of knowledge and resources;

•    To serve the public by ensuring observance of all legal and ethical standards pertaining to the use of animals for research and education at the University of Minnesota.

The University of Minnesota is a top ten public research university with externally funded research programs of more than $800 million. The University of Minnesota's animal program is AAALAC accredited. Animal research is conducted within our Health Sciences programs in the Academic Health Center (the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Public Health and the Colleges of Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine), as well as in other programs such as the College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science & Engineering and the Hormel Institute.

Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. With five campuses, the University community is comprises 25,000 employees and over 62,000 students. The Twin Cities campus is located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities.

University of Minnesota is committed to achieving excellence in its educational, research, clinical care, and community outreach missions.

Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information for three references to the employment website: https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp and search Requisition 194660. Questions about the position can be directed to Megan Ferden (suth0059@umn.edu) in the Office of the Vice President for Research or Dr. Carolyn Fairbanks (carfair@umn.edu), Search Chair.

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Principal Veterinarian - Comparative Animal Research
Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA
Req#:  27913BR

Posted 21 October 2014

http://careers.amgen.com/en/jobs/descriptions/principal-veterinarian-comparative-animal-research-thousand-oaks-california-job-4838188

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, we continue to advance science to serve patients.

JOB SUMMARY

The department of Comparative Animal Research (CAR), in an AAALAC accredited research facility, is seeking a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian with a research focus to join a dynamic, fast-paced team overseeing all aspects of the veterinary care program for multiple animal species, while providing technical and scientific support for multiple therapeutic areas. We partner with more than 200 research staff, in various therapeutic areas, to perform preclinical research in our quest to develop novel human therapeutics.
 

Member of the CAR team providing:

  • Leadership and training in animal model development
  • Act as a scientific liaison between Therapeutic Areas/Scientific Groups and CAR to ensure development and execution of projects/programs
  • Oversight/Governance of in -vivo team capable of designing, developing, executing and presenting data to project teams
  • Direct participation in in vivo studies to deliver for the Amgen portfolio
  • Provide medical, surgical and anesthesia support for studies
  • Design studies utilizing the 3R’s (refine, replace and reduce)
  • Oversight of the technical support program for in vivo research studies
  • Expertise in the writing and review of Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) protocols
  • Collaborate and partner with clinical veterinary staff to provide a program of adequate veterinary care and preventive medicine
  • Direct support for development and maintenance of guidelines, processes and procedures to meet federal, state and local regulatory requirements and AAALAC accreditation standards
  • On-Call Support (Share duties)

 

Basic Qualifications

 

Doctorate degree and 3 years of scientific experience
 

OR
 

Master’s degree and 7 years of scientific experience
 

OR
 

Bachelor’s degree and 9 years of scientific experience

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • DVM-PhD with 2+ years of experience in animal model development OR DVM with 5+ years of experience developing complex animal models in a drug development setting
  • ·Licensed to practice in at least one state of the USA and ability to obtain California veterinary license within 1 year of hire
  • 2+ years of postdoctoral training or experience in laboratory animal medicine
  • 2+ years of clinical practice experience
  • Board Certification from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)
  • Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to successfully partner, collaborate and navigate complex relationships with research and CAR staff from diverse educational and technical backgrounds
  • Ability to manage and mentor high performing teams


Prior experience in one or more of the areas listed below:
o Experience in designing studies and providing oversight of in vivo research
o Training staff in technical procedural skills for multiple animal species
o Ability to perform surgery in multiple species
o Imaging modalities (optical, PET, CT, MRI)
o Vivarium Biosecurity Programs
o Institutional Animal Care and Use protocol writing and review process
o Development of disease or surgical animal models

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Principal Veterinarian: Pre-Clinical
Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA

Posted 20 October 2014

Job Description:

The department of Comparative Animal Research (CAR) at Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks CA, an AAALAC accredited research facility, is seeking a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian with a research focus to join a dynamic, fast-paced team overseeing all aspects of the veterinary care program for multiple animal species, while providing technical and scientific support for multiple therapeutic areas. We partner with more than 200 research staff, in various therapeutic areas, to perform preclinical research in our quest to develop novel human therapeutics. The selected individual will serve as a member of the CAR team providing:

 

Leadership and training in animal model development

  • Act as a scientific liaison between Therapeutic Areas/Scientific Groups and CAR to ensure development and execution of projects/programs

Oversight/Governance of in vivo team capable of designing, developing, executing and presenting data to project teams

  • Direct participation in in vivo studies to deliver for  the Amgen portfolio
  • Provide medical, surgical and anesthesia support for studies
  • Design studies utilizing the 3R’s (refine, replace and reduce) 

• Oversight of the technical support program for in vivo research studies

• Expertise in the writing and review of Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) protocols

• Collaborate and partner with clinical veterinary staff to provide a program of adequate veterinary care and preventive medicine

• Direct support for development and maintenance of guidelines, processes and procedures to meet federal, state and local regulatory requirements and AAALAC accreditation standards

• On-Call Support (Share duties)

Qualifications:

  • DVM-PhD with 2-5 years’ experience in animal model development

OR

  • DVM with 5- 10 years’ experience developing complex animal models in a drug development setting
     

Additional Qualifications:

• Licensed to practice in at least one state of the USA and ability to obtain California veterinary license within 1 year of hire

• 2 or more years of postdoctoral training or experience in laboratory animal medicine

• 2-3 years of clinical practice experience

Board Certification from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)

• Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to successfully partner, collaborate and navigate complex relationships with research and CAR staff from diverse educational and technical backgrounds

Ability to manage and mentor high performing teams

Prior experience in one or more of the areas listed below:
o Training staff in technical procedural skills for multiple animal species
o Ability to perform surgery in multiple species
o Imaging modalities (optical, PET, CT, MRI)
o Vivarium Biosecurity Programs
o Development of disease or surgical animal models

Qualified candidates can apply to the position online via : http://careers.amgen.com

If you have any questions about the position please contact Dr. Jeetendra Eswaraka at eswaraka@amgen.com.

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Director, Office of Comparative Medicine, Attending Veterinarian
University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT

Posted 8 October 2014

The University of Utah in Salt Lake City is currently seeking applicants for the position of Director, Office of Comparative Medicine. The Director is responsible for the strategic oversight and operation of a complex academic program consisting of 12 different facilities that span the campus. The Director also serves as the Attending Veterinarian for the University. The University has over 500 approved protocols and 138,000 square feet of facilities with a staff of 80 technicians who operate and manage these facilities.

The successful applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM, VMD) degree from an AVMA accredited institution.
  • Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).
  • Five years or more of experience directing large complex academic programs.
  • Five years or more of serving on an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
  • Must be able to obtain licensure to practice Veterinary Medicine in the state of Utah.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with all federal and state regulations/requirements related to animals used in research.
  • Five years or more of experience managing a program accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).
  • Extensive experience with the design and construction of vivaria.
  • Experience with operating in compliance with FDA's Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs).
  • Experience with a wide variety of research animal species.
  • Must be able to obtain DEA license for obtaining and handling controlled substances.
  • Must possess a management style that assists and supports the institution's researchers.
  • Must possess proven management skills in the areas of budget, facilities and personnel.

The University of Utah is a large academic institution with a student population of over 31,000. It is ranked 85th in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. The University offers degrees in Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Bioengineering, as well as standard degrees in many other fields. The University is located in the beautiful Salt Lake Valley resting upon the foothills of the Wasatch mountain range. The area offers unlimited opportunities for cultural and recreational activities.

For further information and to apply online, please visit: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/34823

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Clinical Veterinarian, Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health, Office of Research Services
Division of Veterinary Resources, Bethesda, MD

Posted 8 October 2014

Join us on the edge of discovery as a Clinical Veterinarian. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s largest medical research facility, has a challenging position available in the Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR), Veterinary Medicine Branch (VMB). 

Working as a Clinical Veterinarian for the NIH requires expertise in laboratory animal medicine and a working knowledge of regulatory requirements for the care and use of animals in research. The successful candidate will be responsible for provision of clinical care, direction of technical staff, protocol review, and collaboration with investigative staff. The ability to work with a wide spectrum of individuals in a team setting is essential. The position will have clinical veterinary responsibilities in multiple facilities, housing multiple species including a large population of non-human primates.  Practical experience with primate medicine is required.

Qualifications for the Clinical Veterinarian include 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 (AVMA) Council on Education.  Candidates must have successfully completed National Veterinary Board certification, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, and have at least two years of progressively responsible professional veterinary experience. Graduates of veterinary schools not AVMA accredited must have Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates certification. Board eligibility or certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is preferred.

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. A full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave, and savings plan (401(k) equivalent).  Appointments for this position are made as Staff Scientist and are open to all sources. The position is based in Poolesville, Maryland and relocation expenses as provided by the government are covered.  Applications must be received by November 10, 2014 and should be sent to:  

Tanya Burkholder, DVM, DACLAM 
Chief, Veterinary Medicine Branch

Division of Veterinary Resources
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike, Bldg. 14A/102
Bethesda, Maryland  20892
phone: 301-496-4132
e-mail: burkholt@mail.nih.gov  http://dvrnet.ors.od.nih.gov/

Interested candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae (CV), bibliography,

and the names and addresses of three references.

Current CV, Bibliography and References may be emailed to

Dr. Burkholder at burkholt@mail.nih.gov

DHHS/NIH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Veterinarian
Southwest National Primate Research Center, San Antonio, TX

Posted 5 October 2014

The Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) located at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, invites applications from experienced primate veterinarians.  The Assistant Veterinarian will be responsible for ensuring appropriate veterinary care and regulatory compliance consistent with Standard Operating Procedures and in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act and The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. This includes but is not limited to overseeing the preventative health program, disease surveillance and prevention, administering analgesics and anesthetics, managing the DEA controlled substance program, surgical and post-surgical care, and diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The successful candidate will report to the Director of the Southwest National Primate Research Center or his designee.  Applicants must possess a D.V.M./V.M.D. degree from AVMA accredited university, valid license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States, USDA accreditation or be able to become USDA accredited.  Must be able to obtain DEA license. Must be able to pass a third party security check and/or Department of Justice background check.  Five years in the field of veterinary medicine with three years of primate clinical medicine experience required. Preference is formal training in laboratory animal medicine with five years of primate experience in a laboratory animal research setting. Proficient computer skills (Microsoft, Excel), technical writing skills, knowledge of review and development of study protocols, knowledge of regulatory requirements. 

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

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Veterinarian Supervisory Recruitment
Washington National Primate Research Center, Seattle, WA

Posted 5 October 2014

The Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) is recruiting a Veterinarian Supervisory.  Under the general direction of the Associate Director of Primate Resources, this position: performs Veterinarian Clinical work, manages WaNPRC Veterinarians and veterinary staff, and supports Researchers at the WaNPRC.  This position is responsible to:

  • Provides critical veterinary care of nonhuman primates (NHPs) used for research at the WaNPRC. 
  • Performs specialized work related to the health, care and management of nonhuman primates at the WaNPRC,
  • Supervises of other veterinarians and vet support,
  • Ensures WaNPRC is in regulatory compliance with Federal, State, and University of Washington policies and procedures 
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Education and Qualifications

  • 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 six years of clinical and surgical experience with laboratory animals including nonhuman primates.
  • It is necessary to have clinical proficiency with primates, a high level of technical skills specific to primates, understanding of animal welfare regulations and an understanding and proficiency in 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. 
  • The successful candidate will be required to have a successful outcome of a criminal history background check prior to Hire,

Desired Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Management experience and a familiarity with the LEAN process improvement model.
  • Previous experience in the private sector.
  • Previous experience at a National Primate Research Center (NPRC) 

Details about this recruitment is on the University of Washington’s UW Hires Web Site at: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=111930&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=Vet&szReturnToSearch=1

University of Washington Req# 111930

All applicants MUST complete the assessment questions asked when submitting the application and submit his/her resume and cover letter in the UW Hires system. Further information about submitting applications in the UW Hires system is available at the web site: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/help.html

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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Veterinarian
Singapore, Singapore

Posted 5 October 2014

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 a 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 interest in laboratory animal science and enjoy working in a GLP certified rodent-housing facility.

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 a veterinarian, within a Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) certified rodent-housing facility in Singapore.

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Attending Veterinarian
Max Planck Florida Institute, Jupiter, FL

Posted 5 October 2014

We are currently seeking an Attending Veterinarian who will be responsible for managing animal health concerns for our modern, AALAC Accredited, 11,000 square foot vivarium; overseeing our animal health surveillance program; and continually refining the current laboratory animal care program with the animal facility manager.

Position includes IACUC voting membership, responsibility for the care and well-being of all animals in vivarium, assuring compliance with all regulations concerning animal care, and direct animal care.  Development of new clinical procedures, as well as reviewing and improving current procedures is expected.  

The selected candidate must be American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board certified or possess eligibility for certification; must possess a licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state and eligibility for veterinary licensure in Florida within 4 months of hire; and must have the ability to obtain a DEA license within 4 months of hire.

For more information & to apply online visit http://www.maxplanckflorida.org.

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Veterinary Medical Officer, Office of Research Protections
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, MD

Posted 1 October 2014

The Office of Research Protections, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, MD is seeking candidates for Veterinary Medical Officer.

As a Veterinary Medical Officer (Laboratory Animal Medicine), you will:

  • Review and approve the use of animals in Department of Defense (DOD sponsored research, development and training to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Conduct inspections of animal care and use programs and facilities as required at extramural and DOD facilities .
  • Sit on the National Training Program Directors' Committee.
  • Direct the Army's laboratory animal medicine residency program.
  • Develop, organize, and supervise didactic training associated with the residency program and monitor hands-on training

For complete information regarding this job posting, see:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/381732200

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Assistant Professor, Pathobiology and Associate Director, University Laboratory Animal Resources
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Posted 1 October 2014

The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (Penn) is seeking an academic laboratory animal veterinarian to serve as an Associate Director and a member of the leadership team for University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR).  Duties will include laboratory animal clinical care, regulatory support, teaching laboratory animal medicine to veterinary students and residents and scholarly research with residents and students as a faculty member of the Department of Pathobiology in the School of Veterinary Medicine.  The Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine in the Department of Pathobiology is the academic home for laboratory animal veterinarians and residents in laboratory animal medicine.  Our administrative unit ULAR reports to the Vice Provost for research, provides veterinary care, husbandry services and regulatory support for a daily census of more than 150,000 animals used in biomedical research and teaching at 6 Schools at Penn, employs more than 200 individuals including 9 veterinarians plus 6 residents in laboratory animal medicine and 13 veterinary technicians.  Qualified candidates will have a strong interest in research and will be expected to develop or continue to develop a research program as a clinician-educator faculty member of the Department of Pathobiology.  Ideal candidates will be US-licensed veterinarians with 5 or more years of work in the field of laboratory animal medicine, board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and a record of published research.  Minimum qualifications include a veterinary license in at least on state in the U.S. and ACLAM board-certification.  The demonstrated ability to successfully compete for outside research funding will be an asset.  For consideration, candidates must have outstanding written and oral communications skills, strong writing abilities and mature problem-solving skills.  This position will report to the Director of ULAR and is ideal for laboratory animal veterinarians who ultimately desire to direct large academic programs of laboratory animal care.  Persons with questions about this position may contact Dr. Diane J. Gaertner at gaertner@upenn.edu.  Prior to consideration, all applicants must complete Penn’s online application at https://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/358. The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
Department of Comparative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Posted 21 September 2014

Mayo Clinic is seeking a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian for a Faculty Position to join three ACLAM Board Certified Veterinarians within the Department of Comparative Medicine. 

Qualifications: Candidates must have a DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine, a state veterinary license, and be either eligible for or a diplomat of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.

Duties will include providing clinical laboratory animal care for a wide range of species, consulting with investigators from multiple disciplines, assuring regulatory compliance, and participating in the administration of the established programs. Responsibilities include participating in teaching graduate students and training animal support staff. In addition, collaborative and/or independent research opportunities exist.

The Department of Comparative Medicine supports a wide variety of biomedical research programs including transgenic rodent projects and large animal surgery, endoscopy and imaging. It includes over 50 support staff and over 125,000 square feet of animal facilities that house many species. Animal programs and facilities are AAALAC accredited.  This position is located in Rochester, Minnesota.

Mayo Clinic has been recognized as the best hospital in the nation for 2014-2015 by U.S. News and World Report. We are an integrated, multidisciplinary academic medical center with comprehensive programs in medical education and research that span across three group practice sites. We support a vibrant research enterprise, with programs in clinical, basic and population sciences. In 2013, the institution received nearly $370 million in extramural research awards, supplemented with over $275 million of institutional support. We offer a highly competitive compensation package with sustained intramural funding, capital equipment funding, technical and computational resources, and exceptional benefits.

Applications should include a resume (with bibliography), statement of professional interests and goals, and the names/contact information of 2 references.

http://physicians.mayo-clinic-jobs.com/job/Rochester-Laboratory-Animal-Veterinarian-Job-MN-55901/220042700/  to apply and learn more!

Thomas R. Meier, DVM, MBA Dipl. ACLAM
Chair, Department of Comparative Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Email: meier.thomas@mayo.edu

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Clinical Veterinarian
Medical Science & Computing

Posted 20 September 2014

Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government.  We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.

MSC is currently searching for a Clinical Veterinarian to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is full-time, and it is on site in Hamilton, Montana.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide veterinary clinical and procedural support to all laboratory animal species housed in all five animal facilities, including ABSL2, ABSL3 and ABSL4 (maximum containment).  Specific  responsibilities will include:
  • Specialized veterinary procedures including blood and tissue collection, tracheal intubation, bronchoalveolar lavage, radiology, venous catheterization, hematology and blood chemistry assays, and disease diagnosis and treatment in all species including nonhuman primates while working in a positive pressure suit in the maximum containment animal facility.
  • Development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and monitoring of compliance with SOPs within RML animal facilities.
  • Ensuring the healthiest animals are maintained and used in research. 
  • Review of the animal study proposals, development of the animal models, and sample collection. 
  • Veterinary management of the specific pathogen free areas in such manner that unacceptable infectious organisms are excluded or detected at the earliest possible moment.
  • Providing specific experimental animal procedure training to laboratory animal technicians and investigators
  • Consulting with investigators and answering inquiries regarding selection of appropriate animal models, animal physiology, nutrition, genetics, disease, breeding, and environmental conditions
  • Assisting with coordination and guidance of the research and animal experiment development activities of NIH researchers.
  • Providing comprehensive surgical services to NIH researchers. 
  • Serving on scientific committees as assigned. Guide and advice the administration of the Animal Care Unit and Use Program in compliance with all applicable laws,
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Position requires a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and current licensure in at least one US State.
  • Minimum 8 years related experience. A minimum of 3 of those years must be experience as a clinical veterinarian for laboratory animal research facility.
  • Experience and knowledge of current requirements for Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) and animal research laws and regulations. 

To apply, please send CV and cover letter to: elisa@mscweb.com

Medical Science & Computing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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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
SNBL USA, Alice, TX

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.

SNBL USA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER DEDICATED TO A POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT  ON ANY BASIS INCLUDING RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, CITIZENSHIP, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AGE, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, MEDICAL CONDITION, VETERAN OR MILITARY STATUS, OR ANY OTHER BASIS PROHIBITED BY LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL LAW.  EMPLOYEES WITH DISABILITIES MAY BE ENTITLED TO REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND STATE LAWS.

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

About SNBL USA

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.

Requirements:

  • 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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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

Julie.watson@jhu.edu

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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