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

Posted 30 July 2015

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

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

Responsibilities include:

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

Relevant training, experience, and skills:

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

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

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

Posted 27 July 2015

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

Duties of the Manager include:

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

Candidate Qualifications include:

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

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

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

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

Posted 22 July 2015

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

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

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

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

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Staff Veterinarian
Charles River Laboratories, Reno, NV

Posted 16 July 2015

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

Basic Summary:

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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


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

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Clinical Research Veterinarian
PMI, San Carlos, CA

Posted 8 July 2015

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

Specific Duties And Responsibilities:

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

Preferred Candidates Will Have:

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

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

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

Posted 25 June 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Clinical Veterinarian 
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, TX

Posted 18 June 2015

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

Company Profile

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

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

Job Summary

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

Duties and Responsibilities

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

Education Requirements

A doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from an accredited university

Experience Requirements

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

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Required

License to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

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

Working Environment

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

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

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

Posted 4 June 2015

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

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

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

Specific duties include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • USDA Veterinary Accreditation.
  • ACLAM board certification.

Salary and Benefits:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted 29 May 2015

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

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

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

Essential requirements

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

To apply, please visit this page.

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

Posted 29 May 2015

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

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

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

Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. 

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

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

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

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Senior Research/Clinical Veterinarian
MIT, Cambridge, MA

Posted 28 May 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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Veterinarian Supervisory
WaNPRC Arizona Breeding Colony, Maricopa County, AZ

Posted 27 May 2015

Position Description: 

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

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

Position Duties and Responsibilities: (full description posted online)

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


  • 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

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

Posted 27 May 2015

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities: 

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

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

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

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

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

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

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 bdiethorn@pmipreclinical.com


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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


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Associate Director of Comparative Medicine
SoBran, Inc., Silver Spring, MD

Posted 7 May 2015

SoBran, Inc. is seeking an Associate Director of Comparative Medicine 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.

Required Experience:

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.

Required Education:

  • 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

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