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Jobs

NOTE: Ads are listed chronologically by posting date, most recent first, and will appear for approximately 90 days.

Contact Dr. Nanette Kleinman for information, including extending posting dates beyond 90 days.

 


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

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

Requisition ID:             100187

Position:                      Full time

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

Functional area:          Research & Development

Location:                     Durham, North Carolina

Required degrees:      Doctor of Veterinary Med.

Experience required:   5 years

Relocation:                  Not Indicated

             

Basic qualifications:

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

Preferred qualifications:

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

Details:

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

Accountability:

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

Contact information:

You may apply for this position online.

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

Important notice to Employment businesses/ Agencies

Details at: 

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

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Veterinarian
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Posted 2 July 2014

To apply please go to

https://www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=463736

or  to:

www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=85102

Position:  Veterinarian

Vacancy: # 140151  

Employing Department: Laboratory Animal Resources 

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

Proposed Start Date: As soon as possible.

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

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

Required Qualifications:  

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

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

Salary: Minimum $56,898; commensurate with qualifications

Special Conditions: All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check. Continuation of term may be possible based on departmental funding, need, and employee performance.  

Application Instructions:  To apply for this position, please complete the on-line Employment Application at www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=85102. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact information for three references

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Kathy Mullin at kmullin@mail.iastate.edu or call 515-509-0158.

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

To ensure consideration, submit application by 07-13-14

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

Posted 28 June 2014

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

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

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

Minimum Requirements:

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

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

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact Us: careers@downstate.edu

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

Posted 24 June 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted 23 June 2014

Position description

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

Qualifications

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

Responsibilities

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

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

Additional Information

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

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

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Assistant Veterinarian
Oregon National Primate Research Center, Beaverton, OR

Posted 21 June 2014

Assistant Veterinarian (Clinical Primate Veterinarian) Clinical Medicine Unit, Reports to Unit Head Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range M - F, 8 - 4:30 p.m., 1.0 FTE, Salary Range DOE Position Summary Provide clinical veterinary care of a large (5000) non-human primate colony housed at the Oregon National Primate Research Center.  Duties are primarily focused around the provision of clinical care for all NHP on campus, in conjunction with the rest of the Clinical Medicine Unit, at the direction of the supervisor.  Additional duties include, but are not limited to, the management of health surveillance and preventative medicine programs, medical protocol development, post-approval monitoring, and review, ensuring facility compliance with NIH and OLAW guidelines, USDA and Animal Welfare regulations, and providing medical or technical assistance and training to research scientists and technicians. Participation in an on-call rotation, and occasional weekend or offsite duties, is required.  Participation in ongoing educational opportunities for peers, technical staff, primate consortium personnel, and the laboratory animal community as a whole is required.

The unit manages a daily caseload including inpatient and outpatient cases, and contributes to other preventive care and research support programs such as weight management, annual and semi-annual examinations, dental prophylaxis, a wide variety of specific research colonies including all age groups and disease statuses.   The unit provides occasional coverage for the Small Lab Animal Unit.

Required Qualifications

D.V.M./V.M.D. degree from a veterinary school accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association; 1 year hands on experience caring for animals in a veterinary hospital including 6 months in a clinical position; licensed in the US to practice veterinary medicine, and valid driver's license.  Ability to effectively work both independently and in a team environment; effective organization abilities, advanced interpersonal skills for professional and effective communication with investigators and staff; ability to operate effectively while meeting multiple deadlines and completing projects simultaneously.

Ability to (1) move unassisted through various animal housing areas located in several separate buildings, indoor and outdoor, and in covered areas that are not environmentally controlled; (2) consistently interact with research investigative staff, supervisors and co-workers, in a positive and constructive manner, to provide research support in a professional manner, and with a service-oriented attitude; (3) use proper techniques to safely perform standard clinical procedures, including accurate calculation of medication dosages; (4) possess sufficient dexterity and manual skills to safely perform (or learn to perform) basic animal handling (using proper techniques); (5) read, write, and follow oral and written instructions, include proper documentation in medical records; (6) communicate effectively in oral and/or written formats with both technical and professional staff; (7) use computer keyboard and to learn computerized medical programs and perform data input.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience providing clinical care to NHPs; experience with infectious, neurologic, metabolic, or reproductive disease protocols in NHPs; and boarded in a veterinary specialty (ACLAM, etc .) Adequate knowledge of normal physiological parameters, normal growth and development, and typical disease processes for all age groups and research species cared for in order to ascertain an accurate understanding of the patient's symptoms.  Knowledge and practice of appropriate Biosafely level 2 & 3 procedures desirable.

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Interested individuals should apply via our website: www.ohsujobs.com<http://www.ohsujobs.com>, IRC40273. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Heather Sidener, Head, Clinical Medicine Unit, sidener@ohsu.edu.

OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that encourages diverse applicants to consider this opportunity.

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Director and Attending Veterinarian
Arizona State university

Posted 13 June 2014

Requisition ID

5342BR (click ID # to apply)

Job Title

Director and Attending Veterinarian

Department Name

Department of Animal Care & Technologies (DACT)

Full-Time/Part-Time

Full-Time

VP Code

Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development (OKED)

Scope of Search

Open

Grant Funded Position

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

Salary Range

Depends on experience

Close Date

July 14, 2014

Job Description

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

Essential
Duties

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

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

Provides veterinary care coverage when needed.

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

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

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

Minimum
Qualifications

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

Desired
Qualifications

Experience preparing for inspections and site visits.

ACLAM diplomat.

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

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

Skill in written and verbal communication.

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

Working
Environment

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

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

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

Department
Statement

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

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 70,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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

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

Employment Verification Statement

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

Background Check Statement

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

Instructions to Apply

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

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

Name and contact information for three professional references.

Only electronic applications are accepted.

 

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

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Senior Veterinarian
Washington National Primate Research Center, Seattle, WA

Posted 11 June 2014

Req #: 106451 UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

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

Apply for this job

Position: The Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Veterinarian Senior.  This individual will provide critical veterinary care of nonhuman primates (NHPs) used for research at the WaNPRC.  The primary duties of this role to include but not limited to:  Performance of specialized work related to the health, care and management of non-human primates at the WaNPRC.  This position requires clinical and surgical veterinary skills, the ability to maintain clinical records and databases, computer literacy, strong organizational skills, support of research procedures and communication with investigators, direct interaction with diverse groups within the WaNPRC and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Qualified applicants must  Ensure the optimal veterinary health care of Non-Human Primates (NHPs) at the WaNPRC, Ensure the University of Washington is in compliance with federal regulations of the United States Department of Agriculture, (USDA), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), National Institute of Health (NIH), and with accreditation standards of the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Lab Animal Care (International) (AAALAC), Support the AIDS-related research projects at the WaNPRC by consultation with investigators and oversight of technical research procedures.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from a College of Veterinary Medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Association or has a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Association’s Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates, a license to practice veterinary medicine in Washington, and National USDA accreditation.
  • A minimum of three years of clinical and surgical experience with Non-Human Primates in a laboratory setting. 
  • It is necessary to have clinical proficiency with primates, a high level of technical skills specific to primates, understanding of animal welfare regulations and an understanding and proficiency in bio safety principles.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in use of computers including use of word processing, spreadsheets, database software, and internet usage. 
  • Demonstrated capacity to work well independently and in collaboration with a diverse staff. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

DESIRED:

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

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

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

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

Posted 11 June 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted 11 June 2014

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

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

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

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

Position:

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

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

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

Mandatory Qualification Requirements:

Education:

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

Licensure:

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

Board Certification:

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted 2 June 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://tinyurl.com/mj4dpyu

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

Posted 2 June 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
Smithers Avanza, Gaithersburg, MD

Posted 23 May 2014

Please apply at www.smithersavanza.com

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

Qualifications:

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

Description:

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

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Attending Veterinarian
BASi Evansville, Mt. Vernon, IN

Posted 21 May 2014

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

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

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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

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

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

Human Resources Department:
BASi Evansville
10424 Middle Mt. Vernon Road
Mt. Vernon, IN 47620
snance@basinc.com

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

Posted 16 May 2014

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

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

EDUCATION

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

Interested candidates please apply online:

http://jobs.leidos.com/job/Bethesda-Senior-Animal-Program-Veterinarian-605115-%28NCI%29-Job-MD-20810/61244300/

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

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

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

Posted 16 May 2014

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

Required Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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Assistant Director of Animal Care
Brown University, Providence, RI

Posted 28 April 2014

The Assistant Director of Animal Care has veterinary support responsibilities both on the Brown University campus and at the Affiliated Hospitals having research programs involving the care and use of laboratory animals.  Its occupant (in consultation with the Director and Associate Director of Animal Care) supervises programs of veterinary care, provides surgical support, supervises/advises animal care staff members at multiple institutions, helps the institutions to comply with Public Health Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations and guidelines, provides guidance in maintaining accreditation of animal care and use programs and facilities, advises/assists Principal Investigators in the design and performance of animal care and use protocols, and serves on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees of those Affiliated Hospitals.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide clinical expertise at Brown and affiliated hospitals
  • Supervise animal care functions in maintenance of genetically altered rodents
  • Monitor animal health status
  • ·Provide veterinary assistance for surgical procedures
  • Advise and assist researchers at affiliated hospitals and Brown regarding appropriate methodologies and suitability of particular animal models for varying research needs
  • Review research protocols submitted to Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at affiliated hospitals

Brown’s animal care and use program is located in several campus and non-campus facilities in Providence, RI and supports a vast array of major research programs involving the use of animals including biotechnology, physiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, pathology, psychology and several other smaller programs. Brown Animal Care provides an excellent research infrastructure, including barrier and conventional housing, and supports both clinical and experimental medicine and surgery.

Minimum requirements include:

  • DVM (or equivalent) from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited school
  • Advanced formal residency training and/or six years experience in institutional laboratory animal medicine to be board eligible by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). Diplomat status in ACLAM is highly preferred.
  • Must be able to obtain a veterinary license in Rhode Island
  • Must be able to obtain controlled substance certification from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills are required overall.
  • Must be able to exert influence without necessarily having direct line authority.
  • Must be able to work in a number of locations and budget time and effort effectively according to the needs at each on.
  • Must be able and willing to work occasional weekends in an on-call role.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

This replacement position will become part of a 3-ACLAM Diplomate veterinary group. Qualified individuals interested in this non-academic position should apply via our website at https://careers.brown.edu   Job Number 112368
Benefit information related to this staff position can be found at:
http://brown.edu/human-resources/benefits

Brown University has been accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) since 1971.

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Veterinary Clinical Scientist/Scientist
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Posted 25 April 2014

Veterinary Clinical Scientist/Scientist full time position is available at The Department of Comparative Medicine (CMD), the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The KFSH&RC is the premier tertiary hospital in Saudi Arabia with diverse international staff from over 25 countries. The CMD is very active department that serves over 40 research and surgical training projects annually utilizing rodents, dogs, sheep and baboons model. Salary and benefits depends on qualification, however it is tax free and includes free medical and emergency dental care coverage and annual round trip tickets to point of origin. Interested applicants are kindly required to send curriculum vitae and references' contact information by e-mail to:

Abdullah M. Assiri, DVM, PhD
Chairman,
Department of Comparative Medicine
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center
MBC 03, P.O. Box 3354
Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
Email:  assiri@kfshrc.edu.sa

BASIC SUMMARY:

Responsible for overseeing Laboratory Animal Services including veterinary medical care.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directs the care, maintains humane treatment and well-being of laboratory animals used in research, training or testing.
  • Oversees laboratory animal health monitoring and prevention programs, biosecurity and quarantine procedures.
  • Provides anaesthesia, surgical and medical treatment for laboratory animals as daily work. Diagnoses illnesses and injuries, and gives appropriate medication. Performs appropriate imaging (x-ray, ultrasonography, etc.) and euthanasia and necropsy on animals.
  • Undertakes or participates in the development and execution of research/technical proposals.
  • Performs experimental and/or research related service work. Procures and maintains animals, including genetically-altered strains, and observes and characterize any special pathology or conditions of interest.
  • Provides animal model selection, study design, data analysis and interpretation.
  • Presents or participates in communication of scientific results of projects in publications and presentation.
  • ·Oversees Occupation Health and Safety program for staff and researcher working with laboratory animals.
  • Participates in planning, development and implementation of systems and methods within the unit.
  • Participates in reviewing and implementing the Hospitals' internal policies and procedures applicable to the unit.
  • Abides by all Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) and Office of Research Affairs (ORA) policies and procedures. Monitors research involving animals and reports any breach of policies and procedures to the ORA.
  • Schedules and assigns work to subordinates to meet changing requirements and circumstances.
  • Evaluates and counsels subordinates in order to improve their performance.
  • Responsible for assessing the training needs of subordinates and conducting training programs.
  • Maintains inventory and control of all drugs, medications, and supplies. Maintains animal stock levels through breeding and procurement. Maintains records of Facility activities and submits periodic reports.
  • Perform all other related assigned duties.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Doctorate (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree in Veterinary Medicine.  Master’s degree in relevant field is preferred.
  • Experience: Five to Ten (5-10) years of experience working in the laboratory animal medicine/pathology field.

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Clinical Veterinarian, Job ID: 140315
Charles River Laboratories, Houston, TX

Posted 18 April 2014

Full/Part Time: Full-time      

Regular/Temporary: Regular          

Apply at: http://jobs.criver.com/reno-jobs

Responsibilities:

BASIC SUMMARY:

Responsible for providing professional veterinary services and assisting with the management of all phases of health care for the animal colony.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide clinical care for the animal colony.
  • Perform veterinary rounds as scheduled, and provide clinical care and preventive medicine support.
  • Perform surgical support and provide anesthesia, surgical and analgesic technical expertise/advice to facilitate protocol development.
  • Assist in the development and deliver training for staff. Training may include veterinary diagnostics, techniques and minor surgical procedures.
  • Provide animal health care guidance for veterinary services personnel as required.
  • Ensure that reports and other materials are prepared and submitted as required.
  • May participate in the response to internal/external inspections and quality assurance audits of veterinary or animal welfare type content.
  • Provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), including protocol review, program review and facility inspections. May serve on the IACUC committee.
  • Write, review and update veterinary care and/or necropsy SOPs as required.
  • Perform literature searches relating to veterinary subject matters.
  • Ensure facility is in compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines and standards that relate to animal care and use (e.g. USDA, FDA, AAALAC).
  • Make recommendations and assist in establishing and enhancing veterinary and animal care standards.
  • 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 providing direction to junior employees, scheduling activities, and personnel development of veterinary technical team and husbandry staff.
  • Perform special projects and assist with administrative efforts as needed.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.).
  • Experience: Zero to two years related experience with animal care and surgical techniques. Strong preference for experience in a research/lab animal/GLP environment. 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 TX is required. USDA accreditation or application submitted within 1 month of hire.
  • Other: Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Ability to organize, prioritize work and meet deadlines. Good communication skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Charles River Laboratories is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workplace.

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Director of Animal Facilities and Attending Veterinarian
Advanced Science Research Center
City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY

Posted 11 April 2014

Job Description:

The City University of New York's newest facility, the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), boasts the success of the University's rich past, and the determination to become a national leader in visionary scientific research in the future. We seek a Director of Animal Facilities and Attending Veterinarian who will support all aspects of creating and fostering a new animal care program. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director will lead the initiative to form a research culture that is both innovative in its support of faculty, staff, and students, and one that respects and adheres to policies governing research integrity and ethics. The Director will supervise all animal care and use at the ASRC, support the research program, administer and manage the program budget, and oversee various contract services. As Attending Veterinarian, the Director will provide effective care to ensure health and safety of all animals, establish guidelines and procedures to ensure full compliance with regulations and standards to achieve future AAALAC accreditation, and participate in and help coordinate all activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience required.

Other Qualifications: - Veterinary degree from an AVMA accredited institution - License to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the U.S. Must be able to obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of New York. - At least five (5) years of experience managing a research animal facility - ACLAM board certification is a plus - Previous experience managing a laboratory animal program and obtaining AAALAC accreditation for newly constructed facilities preferred  - Demonstrated ability to interact with faculty members through a strong publication record

To Apply: Click the following link https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=10378&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1 (or copy & paste it to your web browser) to see the full job posting/position description and job requirements in CUNYfirst under Job Opening ID #10378. Submit a cover letter and current resume with your online application. Closing Date: April 19, 2014 Contract Title: University Assistant Administrator FLSA: Exempt Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

EEO Statement: The City University of New York (CUNY) is an EO/AA Employer.

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Laboratory Animal Behavior Specialist
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Office of Research Services
Division of Veterinary Resources, Bethesda, MD

Posted 11 April 2014

Join us on the edge of discovery as a Laboratory Animal Behavior Specialist. 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).

Working as the Laboratory Animal Behavior Specialist in the DVR for the NIH requires mastery of a broad program of veterinary medicine and animal behavior, recognized skill to develop modern mechanisms and techniques, and new or revised program approaches to enhance animal well-being in the research setting.  You will be responsible for the direction of behavior and environmental enrichment for both large and small animal programs in multiple animal facilities, direction of technical staff, and oversight of contract services. The Laboratory Animal Behavior Specialist helps establish policies and procedures, and guidelines for animal behavior and environmental enrichment to ensure full compliance of the animal program with pertinent laws, acts, regulations and USPHS and NIH policies and consistent with DVR policies and mission. The ability to work with a wide spectrum of individuals in a team setting is essential.

Qualifications for the DVR Behaviorist 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 a minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional veterinary experience. Graduates of veterinary schools not AVMA accredited must have Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates certification. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is essential. A substantial background in laboratory animal behavior is critical.

The mission of the Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR) is to contribute to and support the advancement of NIH intramural biomedical research by providing excellence in animal care and specialized research services. DVR is a centrally managed AAALAC accredited program that is responsive, efficient, and accountable to the NIH researchers' needs. The DVR is a large, multifaceted, central program that (1) provides veterinary medicine and technical support to research animals; (2) provides husbandry and care of a large animal population with multiple species; (3) provides diagnostic and a variety of research services; and (4) provides central support services for all NIH animal care programs such as animal transportation and procurement.

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 Bethesda, Maryland and relocation expenses as provided by the government are covered.  Applications must be received by 5/11/2014 and should be sent to:           

Charmaine Foltz, DVM, DACLAM 
Director, Division of Veterinary Resources
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike, Bldg. 14A/102
Bethesda, Maryland  20892
phone: 301.451.8334
cell: 301.905.2965
fax: 301.402.0352
e-mail: foltzc@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. Foltz at foltzc@mail.nih.gov                                                                      

DHHS/NIH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Director, Veterinary and Professional Services

Posted 8 April 2014

Charles River is seeking applications for the position of Director, Veterinary and Professional Services which will be based at its Wilmington, Massachusetts corporate headquarters.

Responsibilities:

  • This position will provide clinical and technical support to Charles River North American production operations and will be responsible for clinical assessment and veterinary care of production colonies, implementation of biosecurity practices and processes as well as implementation of best practices and methodologies of a technical or innovative nature.
  • This position will also provide clinical and technical support to internal and external customers. Exceptional diagnostic and problem solving abilities are required.
  • The Director will also participate in the development, implementation and oversight of health monitoring and genetic management programs as well as rodent surgical services.

Qualifications:

  • Education:  Candidates must possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) degree or equivalent from an AVMA recognized school of veterinary medicine.
  • Experience:  5 or more years of lab animal clinical experience.
  • Candidates must hold ACLAM Diplomate status.
  • Candidates must possess a current license to practice veterinary medicine in one or more US states.
  • Other: A working knowledge of computer systems, an ability to multi-task, strong organizations skills, excellent oral and written communication skills as well as proficiency in public speaking, i.e. ability to deliver a technical presentation to a scientific audience are essential.

Please send a CV with a letter of intent to apply to james.garofalo@crl.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Charles River is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity in the workplace.

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Head of Veterinary Services, Comparative Medicine (CM)
National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Posted 7 April 2014

Position Description

1.     To direct, oversee, and organize the NUS veterinary team.

2.     To facilitate research & teaching at NUS, while ensuring optimal animal welfare and regulatory compliance. 

For more information on job responsibilities, please visit our website https://jobs.nus.edu.sg/career/Default.asp?PID=3&AC=OHR&EC=OHR&GC=G01&JobID=1552&LID=1&CA0182467287778855

Requirements (qualifications, etc.)

1.     D.V.M with minimum 5 years of laboratory animal medicine practice.  Must meet the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore’s (AVA) requirements for licensing of veterinarians.

2.     Preference will be given to ACLAM diplomate or ACLAM board-eligible candidates.

3.     Experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species including rodents, fish, & large animals.

4.     Imaging experience is an asset. Knowledge of animal facility design & operations is preferred.

5.     Candidates must be have proven supervisory skills and be able to motivate and lead. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

6.     Knowledge of AVA regulations, NACLAR guidelines & the Guide are essential

Applications (how applicants are to apply)

To apply for this position, please go to:  https://jobs.nus.edu.sg/career/Default.asp?PID=3&AC=OHR&EC=OHR&GC=G01&JobID=1552&LID=1&CA0182467287778855

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

A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore's flagship university which offers a global approach to education and research with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise.

NUS has three Research Centres of Excellence (RCE) and 23 university-level research institutes and centres. It is also a partner for Singapore’s 5th RCE. The University shares a close affiliation with 16 national-level research institutes and centres. Research activities are strategic and robust, and NUS is well-known for its research strengths in engineering, life sciences and biomedicine, social sciences and natural sciences. Major research thrusts have been made recently in several fields such as quantum technology; cancer and translational medicine; interactive and digital media; and the environment and water. The University also strives to create a supportive and innovative environment to promote creative enterprise within its community.

Singapore is a bustling cosmopolitan city that offers a world-class living environment. Singapore is a ubiquitous collage of cultures, where people of different ethnicities and beliefs coexist.  Located in Southeast Asia, Singapore has a land area of about 710 square kilometers.  Although small in size, Singapore commands an enormous presence in the world today with its free trade economy and highly efficient workforce.  At present, Singapore’s population stands at slightly over five million people, with English as the main language of instruction, and a mother tongue for each major ethnicity.  Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate with no distinctive seasons and uniform temperatures.  Singapore is a major international  transport hub.   Singapore’s Changi airport hosts a network of 80 airlines connecting Singapore to 200 cities in 68 countries. It has been rated one of the best international airports by international travel magazines. 

If you have any enquiries regarding this position, please contact Dr Michele Bailey, Director, Comparative Medicine –at michelebailey@nus.edu.sg  or call (65) 6516 5914.

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Clinical Instructor / Clinical Assistant Professoe
Assistant Director of Animal Resources
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Posted 4 April 2014

The Animal Resources Unit of Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) Center for Veterinary Health Sciences invites applications for a faculty position in comparative medicine.  Oklahoma State University (OSU) is a land grant institution with a wide breadth of teaching and research activities that include agriculture, biomedical, wildlife, and psychological studies. Two types of laboratory animal programs exist at OSU, an administratively centralized Animal Resources Unit and programs not under direct administrative control of the Director of Animal Resources. The animal care programs of the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, and the College of Human Sciences are accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Providing clinical veterinary care to university-owned animals and to some private patients.
  • Conducting health assessment rounds of the University’s animal facilities.
  • Assisting with the coordination of care provided to University-owned animals by other veterinarians.
  • The conduct of IACUC activities including meeting attendance, protocol review, facility inspections, and program reviews as a voting member of the IACUC or as an alternate member to the University Attending Veterinarian.
  • Assisting with management of the University’s centralized animal program.
  • Serving as Acting University Attending Veterinarian in the absence of the University Attending Veterinarian.
  • Assisting in the preparation and review of standard operating procedures and disaster plans for the University’s decentralized animal care programs.
  • Training researchers and animal care staff in animal handling, sample collection techniques, compound administration, anesthesia, surgery, regulatory compliance, etc.
  • Assisting with teaching comparative medicine to veterinary students both in a didactic, elective course available to 2nd and 3rd year students and also to senior students doing block rotations through the Animal Resources Unit.
  • Assisting investigators with animal model selection, study design, and protocol development.
  • The conduct of collaborative research and other scholarly activities.
  • Assisting the University in maintaining compliance with all applicable animal welfare regulations.
  • Assisting colleges with maintaining and/or obtaining accreditation with the Association for the Assessment for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International.

Required Qualifications:

  • DVM degree or equivalent
  • Completion of an ACLAM-approved training program or ACLAM board eligibility
  • Eligibility for faculty veterinary licensure in the state of Oklahoma
  • Ability to pass a medical evaluation including qualification to wear a respirator
  • Ability to pass security screening

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ACLAM board certification
  • Experience working with agricultural animals and wildlife

Screening of applicants will begin as applications are received, and the position will remain open until filled.  Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent, a statement of professional career goals,a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of 3 references to:

Todd A.Jackson, DVM, DACLAM
Director of Animal Resources and University Attending Veterinarian
Animal Resources Unit
Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078
(405) 744-8967 (office)
(405) 744-6743(fax)
Todd.A.Jackson@okstate.edu

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/EVerify Employer committed to multicultural diversity.

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Senior Principal Scientist, Comparative Medicine GST, Job Id: 991546
Pfizer, La Jolla, CA

Posted 21 March 2014

To be considered for this position please apply online at www.pfizercareers.com

Organizational Marketing Statement

All over the world, Pfizer colleagues are working together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Each position at Pfizer touches and contributes to the success of our business and our world. That's why, as one of the global leaders in the biopharmaceutical industry, Pfizer is committed to seeking out inspired new talent who share our core values and mission of making the world a healthier place.

Role Description

Position Purpose: To advance the WRD portfolio through developing animal models of disease.

Organizational Relationships:

Reports to Global Science & Technology (GST) Head

Supervises 2 FTEs and contracted workforce

Working Relationships:

Daily interactions will be with investigative partner Research Unit scientists, Comparative Medicine GST colleagues, and Comparative Medicine site-based colleagues for research and clinical project support. Coaching and support will be provided by the GST Head. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required to work in a matrix environment across disciplines and sites to advance the therapeutic portfolio through performing and directing in vivo studies. There will be regular interactions with CM colleagues for standardization and alignment initiatives, and occasional interactions with Pfizer support groups such as Global Operations, with vendors and CROs, and with scientific interest groups and societies.

Responsibilities

Primary Duties:

  • Collaborate with Pfizer Research Unit scientists and Investigative Partners to develop animal models of disease.
  • Lead a group to perform in vivo and other scientific studies utilizing a variety of techniques and technologies in support of the Pfizer therapeutic portfolio, managing priorities to maximize portfolio impact.
  • Ensure flawless animal care and welfare in conducting research studies through study design and implementation, and championing the "3 Rs" principles.
  • Independently participate with research project teams to design studies, and to report and interpret study results.
  • Provide leadership within GST and Comparative Medicine for advancing the therapeutic portfolio and flawless animal care and welfare.
  • Produce reports, posters, talks, and other project communications, and write manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Effectively manage talent through focused colleague career development and performance management.
  • Develop new techniques and technologies for in vivo research.
  • Participate in group, departmental, and Pfizer teams for improving process or other organizational endeavors.

Qualifications

Educational Background:

PhD in a related field required. DVM required. VMD or MD preferred, with ACLAM or equivalent appropriate certification.

Work Experience:

5-10 years research experience including a pharmaceutical setting. Reputation for technical expertise and advancing technology within and outside the organization. Demonstrated leadership in strategic decisions that span departments and lines, and in representing Comparative Medicine to investigative partners. Track record of interdisciplinary team success, and in mentoring and directing personnel. Has authored manuscripts and reports, and made internal and external presentations.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must be authorized to work for Pfizer in the U.S. at the time of the commencement of employment. Foreign national applicants who will need employer immigration sponsorship to obtain or continue work authorization must disclose that fact as part of the application process. Pfizer may consider in its sole discretion sponsoring a foreign national applicant for work authorization and/or permanent residence (green card) depending on its business needs.

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Senior Scientist- In Vivo Comparative Medicine, Job Id: 993202
Pfizer, Cambridge, MA

Posted 21 March 2014

To be considered for this position please apply online at www.Pfizercareers.com

Organizational Marketing Statement

All over the world, Pfizer colleagues are working together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Each position at Pfizer touches and contributes to the success of our business and our world. That's why, as one of the global leaders in the biopharmaceutical industry, Pfizer is committed to seeking out inspired new talent who share our core values and mission of making the world a healthier place.

Role Description

To develop/validate and utilize in vivo animal models and provide related expertise to advance projects primarily for Neuroscience and CVMED research units

Responsibilities

Organizational Relationships:

•  Partners with Research Project Leaders, Project Leads, and research unit leadership to promote effective delivery of studies that advance the portfolio.

•  Interacts with site Global Science and Technology (GS&T) and Veterinary Science and technology (VS&T) groups to ensure flawless animal care and welfare in all aspects of in vivo research projects.

•  Fully participate as a member of the Global Science and Technology group.

•    Contributes to Comparative Medicine initiatives and strategic plan.

Primary Duties:

•    Initiate and conduct in vivo studies that advance portfolio driven research projects for Neuroscience and CVMED Research Units.

•    Data analysis and presentation of results, write study reports to support regulatory submissions.

•    Ensure compliance with study protocols, animal welfare requirements, and Pfizer policies.

•     Collaborate with partners to develop new in vivo technology platforms and animal models in alignment with global focus areas and customer requests.

•    Influence the external environment through publications, presentations, and active engagement with professional societies and academic institutions.

Competencies:

•    Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in conducting and coordinating in vivo studies using rodents and nonhuman primates.

•    Experimental use of animal models of neurodegenerative and metabolic disease and knowledge of associated literature.

•     Experience combining electrophysiological (quantitative EEG, evoked potentials) and behavioral or other physiologic endpoints in animal models.

•     Excellent oral and written communication skills and computer literacy for data acquisition and analysis.

•    Demonstrated ability to organize, analyze, and present study results.

•    Exhibit professionalism in interactions with others.

Qualifications

Qualifications: We are seeking a highly motivated, experienced and self-starting individual for this position in the Global Science & Technology team within Worldwide Comparative Medicine

Educational Background:

•    DVM with a PhD or MS plus 3 years of work experience. Board eligible or Board certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is highly desirable.

•    PhD and post doctoral fellowship plus 3 years of work experience.

Desirable:

•    Experience with optical imaging techniques (IVIS, FMT, 2-photon microscopy).

•   Experience working in a CRO or pharmaceutical/Biotech industry with direct experience managing projects.

•   Strong ability to work on multiple assignments/tasks at once and meet strict deadlines.

•  Knowledge of the drug discovery process and the practice of laboratory animal medicine in industry.

Periodic travel (10-15 %) to Groton, CT or other Pfizer sites will be required. Veterinarians may be required to provide back-up veterinary care and participate in regulatory (IACUC) activities.

This position requires a commitment to live and practice Pfizer Values (Integrity, Innovation, Respect for People, Customer Focus, Teamwork, Leadership, Performance,

Community, Quality) and Leader Behaviors (Sustain Focus on Performance, Create an Inclusive Environment, Encourage Open Discussion and Debate, Manage Change, Develop People, Align Across Pfizer).

Equal Employment Opportunity

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Pfizer in the U.S. In certain circumstances it may be advantageous to Pfizer to support the application(s) for temporary visa classification and/or sponsor applications for permanent residence so that a foreign national colleague can accept or remain in a work assignment in the U. S. For certain classes of temporary visas, the resulting work authorization may be specific to Pfizer and the specific job and/or work site. Pfizer may at its business discretion decide to or refrain from obtaining, maintaining and/or extending the temporary visa status and/or sponsoring a colleague for permanent residency and /or employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified U.S. workers and the colleague's long-term prospects for securing lawful permanent residence, among other reasons. Employment applicants requiring immigration sponsorship must disclose, when initial application for employment is made, whether or not they are legally authorized to work for Pfizer in the U.S. and, if so, whether that authorization permits them to work in the job they seek. In no case should Pfizer's support of a colleague's temporary visa application or sponsorship of a colleague for permanent residence be construed to guarantee success of that application or amend or otherwise invalidate the "at-will" employment relationship between the colleague and Pfizer.

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Assistant/Associate Professor
Department of Veterinary Sciences
Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Bastrop, TX

Posted 17 March 2014

As a veterinarian in the Department of Veterinary Sciences, the Assistant/Associate Professor monitors the animal colony for disease and provides the clinical care and management of breeding and experimental animals, implements animal care and welfare standards, and collaborates with investigators by providing research services.  The ability to participate in Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Nonclinical Laboratory Studies for UT MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Department of Veterinary Sciences and ensure compliance with FDA, OECD, and MHW GLP Regulations is desirable.  To fulfill the role and responsibilities of a clinical veterinarian in GLP compliant research as defined by the aforementioned regulations.  The Assistant/Associate Professor should also be able to support the centralized services of surgery, x-ray, and ultrasonography. 

Candidates must have earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (or equivalent) from an American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited university and be legally qualified to practice veterinary medicine in some state, province, territory, or possession of the Unites States. 

Candidates must have post graduate clinical experience in Veterinary Medicine and/or Laboratory Animal Medicine.  Experience in conducting Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) investigations preferred, as is being board certified in laboratory animal medicine (DACLAM).  He/she must meet institutional requirements for an academic appointment as an Assistant/Associate Professor.

Interested applicants should submit a CV to:

Christian R. Abee, D.V.M., M.S., DACLAM

Doctor R. Lee Clark Professor and Chair
Department of Veterinary Sciences
Director, Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Bastrop, TX 78602

Email:  cabee@mdanderson.org
Telephone: (512) 321-3991

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Assistant/Associate Professor
Department of Veterinary Sciences
Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Bastrop, TX

Posted 17 March 2014

As a veterinarian in the Department of Veterinary Sciences, the Assistant/Associate Professor Monitors the animal colony for disease and provides the clinical care for the breeding colony and experimental animals, implements animal care and welfare standards, and collaborates with investigators by providing research services.  These clinical care activities will primarily support the Rhesus Monkey Breeding and Research Resource (RMBRR), but will also include general veterinary clinical support across the Keeling Center campus. 

Candidates must have earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (or equivalent) from an American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited university and be legally qualified to practice veterinary medicine in some state, province, territory, or possession of the United States. 

Candidates must have post graduate clinical experience in Veterinary Medicine and/or Laboratory Animal Medicine.  Must have experience performing veterinary medical and surgical procedures in a private or research/academic environment.  Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is preferred.  He/she must meet institutional requirements for an academic appointment as an Assistant/Associate Professor.

Interested applicants should submit a CV to:

Christian R. Abee, D.V.M., M.S., DACLAM
Doctor R. Lee Clark Professor and Chair
Department of Veterinary Sciences
Director, Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Bastrop, TX 78602

Email:  cabee@mdanderson.org
Telephone: (512) 321-3991

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Associate Director, Comparative Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA

Posted 17 March 2014

 https://www.cedars-sinaimedicalcenter.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=14103&CurrentPage=1

This position is, in consultation with the Director, the Animal Health Technicians, the Facilities Operations Manager (FOM) the Husbandry staff, and the Administrative Staff, is responsible for the daily clinical management and care of all research animals housed and used at CSMC and the Research Institute.  Duties include (but are not limited to) daily observation of animals, maintenance of all veterinary records, evaluation of newly arrived animals and quarantine and conditioning of same, pre-surgical evaluation, intra-operative monitoring, and post-surgical care of animals, teaching of and assisting research staff with biomethodology, participating in surgical procedures in small and large animals, participating in IACUC and IBC activities, development of and implementation of Comparative Medicine Policies and Procedures, participating in research and teaching animal model development and study design.  Incumbent is responsible for developing and presenting lectures inside and outside of Cedars-Sinai.  In addition, with Director incumbent is responsible for financial management of department (operational budget, capital equipment budget, fee-for-service schedule), with Director, will oversee personnel issues (interviewing candidates, mentoring, counseling, corrective action, performance appraisal) of Administrative and Clinical (AHT) staff.  Incumbent will collaborate with Director and FOM in achieving and maintaining all aspects of relevant regulatory compliance, preparing for and participating in USDA inspections, AAALAC Int. accreditation site visits, IACUC semi-annual programmatic reviews and facility inspections, responding to clinical emergencies, and sharing with Director “on-call” responsibilities.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directly and in addition to consultation with the Animal Health Technicians (AHTs), observes all animals each morning and throughout the day as appropriate to assess health and welfare, communicates all problems to Director and AHTs.
  • Directly and in addition to consultation with the Animal Health Technicians, coordinates quarantine procedures of all animals.
  • Directly and in addition to consultation with the Animal Health Technicians, coordinates conditioning (treats for endo- and ectoparasites, respiratory disease, etc.; administers vaccines; collects biologic samples for laboratory analysis; performs physical exams).  Permanently identifies animals, creates clinical records, and submits appropriate samples to diagnostic laboratory.
  • Directly and in addition to consultation with the Animal Health Technicians, creates, maintains, and ensures maintenance of all appropriate veterinary records.
  • Directly and in addition to consultation with the Animal Health Technicians, evaluates all pre-surgical pigs, rabbits, and dogs.
  • Directly and in addition to consultation with the Animal Health Technicians, provides intra-procedural (surgery, imaging, other anesthesia etc. episodes) and post-procedural management and care for all pigs, rabbits, and dogs.
  • Establishes, maintains, and evaluates surgical aseptic technique, anesthesia/analgesia practices, and post-procedural care practices for all species. Observes surgical practices in Large Animal Core Surgical Facilities and laboratories and “scrubs-in” for surgical procedures as necessary for monitoring and training purposes.
  • Evaluates and monitors anesthesia practices for all species in Imaging Core Facilities.
  • Partners with Director and Lead AHT to coordinate rodent sentinel programs. Makes recommendations to Director and Lead AHT regarding appropriate responses to rodent disease detection. Communicates as appropriate with research staff regarding rodent pathogen status of CSMC rodent colonies.
  • Partners with Director, Lead AHT, and Rodent Rederivation Core Staff to facilitate importation of non-commercial source rodents for the purpose of quarantine and rederivation prior to release into the general population.
  • Serves as “Alternate” Member for Director on IACUC and IBC.
  • Partners with Director to consult with research staff in efforts to complete IACUC protocols for submission to IACUC. Performs veterinary pre-review of draft IACUC applications.  
  • Assists Director in required training programs (didactic – orientations and biomethodology classes – and wet labs) for all staff using animals in biomedical research.
  • Provides hands-on training to research staff upon request or as required by the IACUC in: handling/restraint, blood collection techniques, injection techniques, anesthesia/analgesia, surgery, euthanasia, etc. in all species.
  • In consultation with Director, employs methods to prevent, control, diagnose and treat diseases and injuries of animals. Performs diagnostic necropsies.
  • Partners with Director, IACUC, EH&S, Husbandry Leadership, and Laboratory Staff to create, train research staff, implement, and monitor adherence to hazardous agent SOPs for animals exposed to hazardous agents.
  • In consultation with Director and in Director’s absence, makes clinical decisions relating to animal care and use.
  • Provides for surgical support in Core Surgery Facility as needed.
  • Directly and in addition to consultation with the Animal Health Technicians, maintains and submits billing documentation for services rendered.
  • With Director, oversees financial management of Departmental budgetary issues (operating budget, capital equipment budget, fee-for-service schedules).
  • In consultation with Director, oversees personnel issues (interviewing, candidates, mentoring, counseling, corrective action, performance appraisals) of Administrative (MA) and Clinical (AHT) Staff.
  • Responds to veterinary emergencies, shares “on-call responsibility with Director, including holidays, weekends and evenings.
  • Assists Director in development of and implementation of all Comparative Medicine Policies and Procedures.
  • Partners with the IACUC and the Director in establishing standards and monitoring compliance with established standards for in-laboratory anesthesia monitoring and recordkeeping.
  • Partners with the IACUC and the Director in establishing standards and monitoring compliance with established standards for in-laboratory personnel biomethodology training and recordkeeping.
  • Partners with the FOM and the Director in monitoring all Comparative Medicine physical plant systems. Contributes to identifying appropriate facility upgrades and enhancements and implementation of same.
  • Obtains and maintains required licenses and certifications: veterinary practice, DEA, USDA accreditation, ACLAM.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or required.

Educational requirements and/or preferences:

Education:      

  • Graduation from accredited veterinary school (DVM or VMD degree) or graduation from foreign veterinary school and passing of equivalency examinations (ECFUG)

Certification/License:

  • License to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.
  • Boards Certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine, Board eligibility, or graduation from a formal laboratory animal medicine training program required.

Experience:

  • Minimum of one-year experience in biomedical research field in AAALAC accredited research facility after graduation from formal laboratory animal medical training program is strongly desired.

Physical Requirements (physical abilities essential to perform the job):

  • Physical ability and perceptive acuity to perform functions.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds, push large carts, and able to work standing up for long periods.
  • Proficiency in the handling and restraint of a wide variety of animal species including:  swine, canines, lagomorphs, rodents, and aquatics.

Working Conditions:

  • Vivarium animal housing areas for various species.  Contaminated area for animals harboring hazardous agents.  Cage wash areas and large animal housing areas with wet floors and high noise levels.  Surgery and Imaging area uses volatile anesthetic agents, radiation, MRI magnets.  Laboratories contain radioisotopes, biohazardous agents and hazardous agents/chemicals.

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Assistant Professor Interdisciplinary Research -
Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian

University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Posted 9 March 2014

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Center for Laboratory Animal Medicine and Care (CLAMC), seeks a highly motivated professional Clinical Veterinarian to work with the current veterinary staff and the Executive Director. The CLAMC manages and operates all of the animal care and use facilities at UTHealth and provides investigator training and support for its research programs. The mission of the CLAMC is to ensure the humane care and use of animals used in research and teaching and to support biomedical research in UTHealth's Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health, Biomedical Sciences, and Biomedical Informatics. The opportunity exists for the Clinical Veterinarian to receive a faculty appointment in a Medical School department commensurate with his/her interest and credentials.

The veterinarian will be responsible for the clinical veterinary care of research animals; management of veterinary care and associated programs to ensure compliance with accrediting and regulatory organizations.  

Requirements:

1.     A Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree.

2.     Active veterinary license in at least one state.

3.     At least one year of hands on experience in small or mixed animal practice.

4.     Three to five years of recent and relevant experience in a laboratory animal research program including working with an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee or completion of a laboratory animal residency. Demonstrated medical/surgical experience and interest in the care and support of nonhuman primates, pigs, sheep, and rabbits, is preferred.

5.     Current and relevant working knowledge of animal research regulations and guidance.

6.     An American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board certified diplomate is preferred. If not an ACLAM diplomate, a desire to pursue board certification is required.

7.     Demonstrated job-related experience with a commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment.

8.     Demonstrated ability to train, motivate, and supervise others.

9.     Strong interpersonal skills with excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills.

10.  Proficient in computer software applications.  

Candidates should apply online at:  https://jobs.uth.tmc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=97147.  If the position is not displayed,  click on “current job openings” and then insert Requisition Number 141167. 

For more information, please contact:  Bradford S. Goodwin, DVM, Executive Director, Center for Laboratory Animal Medicine and Care – Bradford.S.Goodwin@uth.tmc.edu

UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer.  UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law.  EOE/M/D/F/V.

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Veterinarian
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Posted 3 March 2014

To apply please go to:

https://www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=452371

 or  to:

www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=85102

Position:  Veterinarian

Vacancy: # 140151  

Employing Department: Laboratory Animal Resources 

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

Proposed Start Date: As soon as possible.

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

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

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

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

Salary: Minimum $56,898; commensurate with qualifications

Special Conditions: All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check. Continuation of term may be possible based on departmental funding, need, and employee performance.  

Application Instructions:  To apply for this position, please complete the on-line Employment Application at www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=85102. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

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

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Kathy Mullin at kmullin@mail.iastate.edu or call 515-509-0158.

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

To ensure consideration, submit application by 3-13-14

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