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Assistant/Associate Veterinary Specialist
University Animal Care, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Posted 14 April 2015

Position Summary:

The incumbent will provide support for the University Animal Care (UAC) veterinary care program, with emphasis on contemporary laboratory animal species (rodent, aquatic, NHP, pig).  Interest and experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: management of genetically-engineered and gnotobiotic rodents; rodent technical, surgical, anesthesia, analgesia support and training; zebrafish management; large animal anesthesia, analgesia, and post-operative care (NHP, pig, calf).  The incumbent will participate in clinical care support for all species, and will rotate after-hours emergency call with other UAC veterinarians. Additional responsibilities include IACUC support, investigator consultation, and training.  Involvement in departmental management, university service, teaching, and research is expected.

Responsibilities:

Rodent and Aquatic Model Management and Support: These are the primary areas of emphasis and responsibility for this position.  Provide leadership for rodent technical  and surgical support team, provide veterinary oversight for a mouse barrier facility, and take a lead role in the establishment of a germ-free/gnotobiotic mouse isolator facility. Interact with UAC animal procurement team to facilitate rodent importation and exportation requests. Interact with UAC husbandry and GEMM Core personnel to rederive and/or cryopreserve mouse strains.  Provide veterinary oversight for a small zebrafish facility.

Clinical Medicine and Large Animal Model Support: Provide clinical care for all laboratory animal species, with assistance from other UAC veterinarians and technical staff. Participate in emergency veterinarian on-call rotation for weekends, evenings, and holidays.  Provide direction to veterinary and husbandry technicians and students in matters of veterinary care.  Provide veterinary support for large animal (NHP, pig, sheep, calf) anesthesia, surgical, intensive care, and imaging procedures.

IACUC and Investigator Support: Serve as a veterinary reviewer for IACUC protocols, assist researchers in the preparation of IACUC protocols, and potentially serve as a full or alternate IACUC member.  Assist investigators with selection of animal models, development of humane research methods or techniques, and other issues that affect the conduct of the research, testing, or educational programs which involve the use of animals. Provide training and post-approval monitoring related to animal care and use as needed, with emphasis on rodent models.

Departmental Management: Participate in the UAC Management Team. Participate in document preparation and site visits for AAALAC accreditation and regulatory agencies.

University Service, Teaching, and Research/Scholarly Activities: Participate in departmental, university and professional service, which may take many forms. Participate in UAC teaching activities, UAC Seminars, AALAS certification training, technical training of investigators and students, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Pursue objectives that build upon professional and scientific interests and areas of expertise. Independent or collaborative scholarly activities and participation in research are encouraged.

Other duties as assigned: The Position Description will be evaluated and adjusted annually based on discussions between the incumbent and the Director.

Minimum Qualifications

  • DVM or equivalent from an AVMA-accredited institution;
  • Full licensure to practice within one state;
  • Willing and eligible to obtain USDA accreditation, DEA registration, and licensure to practice in Arizona upon employment;
  • Board eligibility or certification by ACLAM or another applicable AVMA-recognized specialty.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of an ACLAM-approved formal laboratory animal training (residency) program.
  • Advanced degree (MS, MPH, PhD) in laboratory animal-related field.
  • Experience with mouse gnotobiotic and barrier facility operations.
  • Experience with rodent technical and surgical support.
  • Experience with zebrafish facility operations.
  • Experience with NHP clinical care and peri-operative support.
  • Experience with anesthesia, analgesia, and critical care support for large animal surgical models.

Applications must be submitted on-line for Job No. 58083 to https://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1301690037750   Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.  The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA - M/W/D/V Employer.


Clinical Veterinarian
Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, Bethesda, MD

Posted 9 April 2015

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. (HJF) Seeking a Clinical Veterinarian to support the Scientific Research Department (SRD), located at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) in Bethesda, Maryland.  HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to SRD.

AFRRI, as a tri-service biomedical research laboratory chartered in 1961 and a major component of the Uniformed Services University, conducts research in the field of radiobiology and related matters essential to the operational and medical support of the U.S. Department of Defense and the military services. The institute collaborates with other governmental facilities, academic institutions, and civilian laboratories in the United States and other countries. Its findings have broad military and civilian applications.

Responsibilities:

  1. Implement activity in support of the research program at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) with an emphasis on supporting AFRRI's Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) program.
  2. Act as the Veterinary Sciences GLP coordinator and be responsible for writing, maintaining, and following GLP SOPs, overseeing required GLP documentation, provide GLP specific training, and providing veterinary support to GLP studies as needed.
  3. As GLP duties permit, participate in all research efforts supported by the Veterinary Sciences Department (VSD) and any other additional veterinary medicine related operations in order to maintain the AFRRI animal colony in a healthy condition.
  4. Diagnose and treat diseases and injuries, implement the preventive health program, and perform surgery and necropsies as per department guidelines.
  5. Participate in colony management decisions, train staff, supervise the veterinary technician, maintain animal health records and enforce adherence to the bio-safety program and institutional accreditation standards.
  6. Advise research investigators as to experimental design and procedure techniques and assists the department head in establishing and meeting AFRRI agreed upon research milestones.
  7. Assigned duties may require that scheduled work will be performed during weekends, holidays or severely inclement weather.
  8. Other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Incumbent should have formal laboratory animal medicine training or experience, especially clinical nonhuman primate and swine (minipig) medical and surgical experience. Management skills and knowledge of laboratory animal husbandry practices, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), occupational health/safety and biohazard procedures, and a familiarity with the laws, regulations and guidelines that govern animal research are also preferred.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  The ideal candidate will have a veterinary degree (DVM/VMD) from an AVMA-accredited school and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Maryland. ACLAM or ACZM board certification or eligibility is desirable.

Minimum Experience:  2- 4 years of experience 

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:  Licensure to practice medicine within the United States or territories; Board certified or Board eligible, as applicable

Please apply on-line at careers.hjf.org click "Advanced Search" and enter job number 210022 in the Job Opening ID box

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

 

Research Veterinarian in Toxicology 
Hercules, CA

Posted 8 April 2015

The Company:

Pacific BioLabs, the Bay Area's Service Leader in Bioscience Testing, has a full-time position open for a Research Veterinarian in the Toxicology Department at our Hercules, CA facility.

Pacific BioLabs is an independent laboratory offering services in toxicology, biocompatibility, pharmacology, analytical chemistry, bioanalysis and microbiology. Pacific BioLabs has been serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries for over 20 years.

Basic Functions and General Scope:

Pacific BioLabs is seeking a highly organized, multi-tasking individual who is comfortable working in a team environment. This challenging position is responsible for a broad variety of activities, which requires applying a unique combination of one's veterinary education, expertise, and experience together with people and leadership skills. The Research Veterinarian will provide critical technical resource and leadership to the Animal Care team in support of daily vivarium operations. The Research Veterinarian will meet all needs at the facility for veterinary (especially clinical) expertise including experimental design, all veterinary aspects of research protocol execution, recommendations for and implementation of veterinary health programs, AAALAC and USDA compliance (including the animal welfare act), veterinary diagnostics, gross pathology, and emergency veterinary care. This must be accomplished by hands on engagement and skilled collaboration.

The Research Veterinarian will also be responsible for conduct of toxicology studies at Pacific BioLabs and will serve as study director for these studies. As the study director for GLP-compliant studies, the Research Veterinarian will be the individual with primary responsibility for assuring these studies conform to regulatory guidelines. As the study director, the Research Veterinarian will interact directly with clients for protocol design and implementation of studies. Interpretation of study results and communicating those results to the client are important responsibilities of this position. The Research Veterinarian will be expected to write accurate, factual, and complete final study reports that meet expectations of the regulatory agency to which the report is submitted.

Position Reports to:

Vice President, Toxicology

Position/Personal Requirements:

Requirements for this position include a DVM/VMD degree, preferably from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school and licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the United States. The successful candidate is expected to have established clinical skills with a variety of laboratory animals. The Research Veterinary position requires excellent organizational, project management, and written and oral communication skills. Current and relevant working knowledge of regulations governing the use of animals in research (e.g., USDA, PHS, AAALAC) is also expected. Experience conducting animal health clinical studies in a USDA and FDA regulated environment is preferred. An advanced degree (MS or PhD) and/or board-certification in applicable specialty is also preferred. This position will require some weekend or after hours work.

The applicant must be 18 years of age or older and legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. The applicant must be willing to submit to a background investigation, including verification of past employment, criminal history, and educational background. The applicant must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical.

Compensation/Benefits:

Compensation package will be commensurate with background and experience. The Company has a comprehensive benefits package (including 401K, health and dental plans), and offers a flexible work schedule.

This position is primarily targeted to individuals presently residing in the Northern California area.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should email their resume to Tox@PacificBioLabs.com or fax a copy to 510-964-0551. 

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Senior Staff Veterinarian / Associate Director 
Research Models Houston, Laboratory Animal Medicine – Veterinary Services, Charles River Laboratories, Houston, TX

Posted 6 April 2015

REPORTS TO: Manager or above
http://jobs.criver.com/houston-jobs   Job #150261 

BASIC SUMMARY:  

Responsible for providing professional veterinary services. Oversee and perform veterinary procedures that support all aspects of veterinary care for the site.  Assist the Director in oversight of the animal care and use program. May supervise or oversee veterinary staff and manage the activities of assigned section to ensure effective performance.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Oversee daily animal health assessment program.  
  • Perform veterinary rounds as scheduled, and provide clinical care and preventive medicine support.
  • May perform surgical support and provide anesthesia, surgical and analgesic technical expertise/advice.
  •  Perform pre-shipment physical examination of animals assigned for delivery to customers, including radiographic review, ultrasonagraphy, Electrocardiogram (ECG), evaluation of routine screening tests and specific tests if required by customer.
  • Responsible for the overall training program for veterinary technicians/staff. Ensure that training is properly documented and regularly updated as necessary.
  • Oversee the Environmental Enhancement program for NHPs.
  • Provide animal health care guidance for veterinary services personnel as required.
  • Ensure that internal and external reports and other materials are prepared and submitted as required.
  • Provide responses to internal/external inspections and quality audits of veterinary or animal welfare type content.
  • Implement and monitor the preventive health program appropriate to the site's needs.  
  • Serve as advisor to management in technical matters as they relate to the site including application of new technology and any changes in national policies, procedures, guidelines or regulations affecting animal care and use.  
  • Assist Director in oversight of quarantine program which includes participation in vendor management, e.g. reviewing vendor health information, communicating specific issues related to shipments to them, tracking overall vendor performance, and interacting with the CDC as warranted.
  • Assist Director in oversight of animal holding program with respect to overall colony health preventative medicine, clinical care, and client owned animal colony management.
  • Provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), including protocol review, program review and facility inspections. May serve on the IACUC.
  • Ensure all procedures and processes are accomplished in accordance with the regulations as it relates to animal welfare and veterinary issues.
  • Write, review and update veterinary care and/or necropsy SOPs as required.
  • Perform expert veterinary support to internal and external customers.
  • Maintain compliance with all applicable laws and regulations including the Animal Welfare Act.
  • Ensure that all animal care related activities are conducted in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), Center for Disease Control (CDC), and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA),) standards and regulations.
  • Will use controlled substances and be responsible for maintaining appropriate records.
  • May assist in management of the activities of assigned section, including supervising employees, scheduling, personnel actions (hiring, promotions, transfers), discipline, personnel development and performance monitoring. 
  • Assist in the development of operating objectives, organizational structure, staffing requirements, budget, departmental systems and SOPs.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education:  Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) required.
  • Experience:  Minimum of 6 years veterinary experience in an NHP environment.  Two years supervisory/ management experience preferred.  
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state required.  Ability to become licensed in Texas within 6 months.  USDA accreditation or application submitted within 1 month of hire. Ability to obtain DEA license within 6 months. Current DEA license highly desired. ACLAM eligibility or accreditation is highly desired.
  • Other:  Computer literate and proficient with Microsoft Windows, PowerPoint and Excel. Good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.  Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and guidelines that govern animal research, research conduct principles and current methodology of laboratory animal medicine and management required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Regularly operate a computer and occasionally operate other office productivity machinery such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer. 
  • Regularly move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. 
  • Regularly communicate with employees/customers; must be able to exchange accurate information.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, climb, reach overhead, crouch, kneel, push/pull and repetitive use of hands.
  • Employees must be able to lift, move and/or hold up to 40 pounds; this includes equipment and animals.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • General office and research laboratory working conditions, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, although hearing protection may be required for short periods when working with certain species.
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee will be required to wear protective clothing (safety glasses, face shield, mask, cap, gloves, scrubs), work near toxic or caustic chemicals, work with biohazards, and/or work with live animals with risk of exposure to allergens and/or zoonotic diseases. The employee may occasionally be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, unpleasant odors, and/or wet, humid and/or extreme temperature conditions. 

COMMENTS:  This position may require occasional domestic or international travel.  This position requires weekend/holiday coverage, on-call rotation, and the necessity to return to the facility outside of normal business hours.

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Senior Staff Veterinarian / Associate Director 
Research Management, Genentech, San Francisco, CA

Posted 30 March 2015

Passionate About Science

We’re passionate and rigorous about our science. For more than 30 years, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry, using innovative science to develop breakthrough medicines that improve the lives of people with serious or life-threatening diseases.

The following opportunity exists in our South San Francisco, CA headquarters: Senior Staff Veterinarian / Associate Director, Research Management

Description:

The Transgenic Technology department seeks an innovative Veterinarian who will assist in discovery of groundbreaking therapeutics by supporting the primary research of several hundred internal customers. The responsibilities include oversight of the Animal Care and Use Program at our site near Davis CA, leading a husbandry staff of 18 FTE plus 2 CO-OPs, and collaboration with investigators, the SSF LAR and the Global Comparative Medicine groups. 

Applicants must have strong leadership competencies, be research focused, be able to work in a fluid and diverse environment, possess excellent resource management skills and are able to balance the needs of the people, the animals and the business.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a DVM and be ACLAM board eligible. PhD or considerable Research experience is also desired. Candidates also should have a deep understanding and curiosity about the genetic basis of disease and ability to use this understanding diagnostically knowledge regarding mammalian genetic constructs, manipulation of embryos, genetic analysis and colony management. Experience with data base development and information mining and broad knowledge base in science, medicine, vivarium operations and management are desirable.

Passionate about our People

We recognize that our people are our most important asset. It’s why we foster an inclusive environment that encourages diversity and offer competitive healthcare and benefits to help you bring the best to the business and to your personal life.

Join us as we continue to tackle medicine’s most challenging problems and live a life inspired. Apply Below!

Now a member of the Roche Group, Genentech has multiple medicines on the market for cancer and other serious illnesses. Genentech is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran

http://www.gene.com/careers/find-a-job/apply/00435906?src=JB-11480

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Veterinarian 
DHHS/PHS/Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Office of Device Evaluation, Silver Spring, MD

Posted 25 March 2015

The Center for Devices and Radiological Health's Office of Device Evaluation is searching for outstanding Veterinarians interested in working in a challenging and dynamic environment by participating in the review of new medical devices to determine their safety and effectiveness prior to their introduction to the marketplace.  As members of a multidisciplinary team of scientists and clinicians, the incumbents will be involved in the review and analysis of pre-clinical and clinical data for determining the safety and effectiveness of medical devices as described in applications submitted by device manufacturers for FDA approval. Products areas include wound dressings (for burns, traumatic bleeding, chronic wounds), surgical devices, electrosurgical devices, laser and light based devices, light imaging systems, robotic surgical devices, microwave, ultrasound, cryosurgery devices, meshes, breast implants, dermal fillers, surgical reconstructive therapies and technologies, and point of care diagnostics.

Qualifications: In addition to specialty veterinary medical training and license to practice veterinary medicine in the US, candidates should have highly developed analytical, written and oral communication skills, be comfortable working in dynamic team environments, and have exceptional time management and organizational skills. Experience in laboratory animal medicine, investigative medical research, or veterinary pathology is sought.  Knowledge of FDA regulations is highly desired, but not a requirement.

Location: Offices are located in Silver Spring, Maryland on the recently opened White Oak Campus, in the Washington D.C. Metro Area.

Benefits: Outstanding leave package, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Retirement, Maxiflex Schedule, Telecommuting, Health Units, Fitness Centers and participation in Federal Credit Unions.  There are opportunities for professional development, which may include further training, and attendance at scientific meetings and conferences.

How to apply: Interested candidates should send a Resume or CV to:

FDA/Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Office of Device Evaluation
Division of Surgical Devices
Dr. Germarie Sanchez-Pomales
germarie.sanchez-pomales@fda.hhs.gov

Visit us at www.fda.gov/cdrh or www.usajobs.gov

FDA is an equal opportunity employer and has a smoke free environment.  To qualify for employment, all applicants must meet all civil service or commissioned corps requirements including U.S. citizenship.

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Veterinarian
Fort Worth, TX

Posted 20 March 2015

Application process: E-mail resume to lauren.shue@vivoscorp.com

Job Responsibilities

  • Meets the standards set for high quality veterinary care and animal welfare according to regulatory guidelines (USDA, FDA, AAALACi, TVMA), company corporate animal welfare requirements, and established ARU procedures, policies, and practices.
  • Applies veterinary medical and surgical knowledge and skill base in providing quality veterinary care.
  • Provides veterinary consultation, disease assessment and diagnosis to provide optimal veterinary care.
  • Oversee the animal colony health care program to provide high quality animal study models.
  • Complete animal health records in compliance with all regulatory agencies (USDA, FDA, AAALACi, DEA). Animal treatments and procedures will be properly documented according to approved procedures.
  • Communicate with investigators with regard to animal health to provide pre, intra, post procedure care while performing animal care procedures according to study design.
  • Maintain and administer controlled substances to all animal species in compliance with regulatory agencies (USDA, FDA, AAALACi, TVMA, DEA).
  • Understand Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) with emphasis on drug interaction associated with study protocol with respect to treatment of animal health related issues.
  • Understand regulatory agency (USDA, FDA, AAALACi, ACUC) requirements for animal welfare with respect to alleviating pain and distress in a laboratory animal research environment.
  • Oversee general anesthesia and analgesia to ensure research support with respect to study protocols.  Provide guidance to investigators as needed.
  • Able to provide painless, stress free, and humane euthanasia to animals in support of studies that require terminal end point tissue collection.
  • Oversee and provide training with respect to monitoring health parameters of animals under general anesthesia.

Job Requirements

  • A DVM from an accredited university with a license to practice veterinary medicine in the U.S. 
  • Proven Understanding of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) with emphasis on drug interaction associated with study protocol with respect to treatment of animal health related issues.
  • Understand regulatory agency (USDA, FDA, AAALACi, ACUC) requirements for animal welfare with respect to alleviating pain and distress in a laboratory animal research environment.

Vivos Professional Services is a Virginia based recruiting firm offering staffing solutions within the Life Sciences and IT areas nationwide. It is our policy to provide an equal employment opportunity to all individuals. We are committed to a diverse workforce. We value all employees' talents and support an environment that is inclusive and respectful. 

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Staff Veterinarian
Tufts University, Boston, MA

Posted 19 March 2015

The Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) at the Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center has an immediate opening for a Staff Veterinarian. The staff position reports to the Director of DLAM. The Division is comprised of 4 veterinarians and over 40 support staff supporting facilities encompassing over 40,000 sq ft. on two campuses that house primarily rodents and a small number of other species including birds and aquatic species.

The Division provides animal husbandry and clinical care for all research animals (predominantly mice) on the Boston Health Sciences campus for Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center and on the Medford campus for Tufts University. The Veterinarian, under the supervision of the Director, will have a primary role in the providing clinical veterinarian support; consultation with research faculty and staff on issues pertaining to animal care and use; assisting with teaching and training; monitoring animal health and welfare in compliance with federal and state regulations; assisting with the maintenance of the animal program and facilities for AAALAC accreditation; supervision of DLAM veterinary technicians; and supervision of veterinary student externs.

Qualifications: DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited university with 1 - 3 years of experience in laboratory animal medicine.  ACLAM board eligibility or certification desired. Experience with birds and/or aquatic species desired. The candidate should have experience in a research support environment and regulations governing animal research, the IACUC review process, and AAALAC accreditation. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated productivity, and excellent organizational and administrative skills are essential.

Send cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and three letters of reference to:

Dr. Scott E. Perkins
scott.perkins@tufts.edu

Please contact Dr. Scott Perkins at 617-636-5615 for additional information about the position and the animal care and use program at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center.

Tufts University is an AA/EOE employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.

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Associate Director
Division of Laboratory Animal Resources, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Posted 9 March 2015

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

  • Oversee and direct the provision of veterinary care at multiple DLAR facilities;
  • Provide guidance to clinical veterinarians, managers and supervisors regarding facility operations, utilization of resources, regulatory compliance, and fiscal responsibility;
  • Provide recommendations to DLAR senior management that impact the University’s animal care and use program, policies, and practices. 

Responsibilities include:

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

Relevant training, experience, and skills:

  • Minimum of five years of medical and surgical experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species that preferably includes nonhuman primates and agricultural species;
  • Three to five years of experience supervising, developing, and managing the performance of  veterinary professional staff;
  • Veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States, preferably PA;
  • ACLAM board certification.

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

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Laboratory Animal Program Veterinarian
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

Posted 4 March 2015

The Office of the University Veterinarian at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VT) is seeking a Laboratory Animal Program Veterinarian with experience in laboratory animal medicine to join a diverse program encompassing scientific, biomedical and agricultural research and teaching programs. The position supports and collaborates with the Attending Veterinarian to plan, implement and direct the regulatory, programmatic, and operational activities of animal care and use at institutional facilities and assures compliant and efficient IACUC function and appropriate husbandry and veterinary care of university-owned animals. 

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Attending Veterinarian, Clinical Veterinarian, IACUC chair and administrator, PAM officer, facility managers/supervisors, clinical specialists from the College of Veterinary Medicine (e.g., Production Management Medicine, Equine Field Service, pathology), and agricultural scientists to develop and manage a comprehensive program of animal care and use compliant with Public Health Service and USDA regulations; provide clinical veterinary care for research and teaching animals, including rodents, aquatics, wildlife, and farm animals; advise and train investigators, technical staff and students; and perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 

The successfully selected candidate should possess exceptional communication, interpersonal, time management and customer service skills along with the ability to work both as part of a team and independently. Additionally, the successfully selected candidate will possess strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and use of email. The College of Veterinary Medicine is currently AAALAC accredited. This position will assist in maintaining AAALAC accreditation at the College of Veterinary Medicine and achieving it elsewhere on campus. 

Interested candidates should apply online at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu:80/postings/55353.  

For more information or questions please contact:  Barry Robert, DVM, Ph.D., DACLAM, University/Attending Veterinarian at 540-231-1767 or bjrobert@vt.edu.

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Assistant Director Veterinary Services 
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Posted 26 February 2015

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

Responsibilities include:

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

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Completion of an American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)-approved residency-training program; 
  • Managerial experience (e.g., fiscal responsibility, process improvements, supervising personnel). 

Physical Requirements/Unsual Working Conditions:

  • Repetitive movement of hands and fingers, typing and/or writing. Occasional standing, walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms.
  • Frequently communicate, verbal and written.
  • Ability to work with rodents and other laboratory animals.
  • Animal bites and diseases; exposure to waste, urine, feces & blood; odors, exposure to dander (allergens); physical, chemical and biological hazards, acids, soaps; medium lifting/pushing heavy carts.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

*ACLAM board eligibility means credentials are accepted by ACLAM.

Click here to apply.

The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer/ M/F/Vet/Disabled.

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Clinical Faculty Veterinarian 
Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

Posted 23 February 2015

Position

The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM), University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS), has an open faculty position for an academically-oriented clinical veterinarian.  The successful candidate must have a DVM/VMD degree, advanced training in the veterinary specialty of laboratory animal medicine, be board-certified or board eligible with the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state. The candidate must have evidence of productivity in research and excellent teaching, interpersonal, and communication skills.  

Duties include:

  • Provision of clinical and surgical support and coordination of health programs for research animals. Experience with and interest in clinical care and surgical model support for large animals (e.g. dogs, pigs, sheep, non-human primates) is desired. 
  • Review of animal use applications.
  • Teaching and mentorship of veterinary residents in the clinical training program.
  • Participation in collaborative research efforts with University faculty.  

The current ULAM faculty consists of sixteen members; eight clinical faculty veterinarians (all Diplomates of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine), five pathologists (all Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists), one veterinary surgeon (a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgery), and two research or instructional faculty. Together they conduct a vigorous clinical, educational, research and service program that extends campus-wide.  Areas of research emphasis within the Unit include host-pathogen interactions (microbial pathogenesis and host response to infection), venous endothelial dysfunction, enrichment and its effects on experimental variables, experimental refinements, analgesic and anesthetic efficacy, and clinical laboratory animal medicine and science.  Additionally, ULAM has a long history of training veterinary residents in laboratory animal medicine and biomedical research. ULAM has been a training leader in laboratory animal medicine and comparative medical research since 1962, and has trained a significant portion of ACLAM Diplomates.

The UMMS is ranked nationally in the top ten medical schools for NIH extramural support.  It is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a culturally rich university community.  Animal facilities total more than 240,000 square feet in 27 buildings on greater than 32 acres. Research is conducted over a diverse range of scientific areas including medicine, engineering, basic science, and bioinformatics.  All five classes of vertebrates are represented in our daily census of over 230,000 animals.  

Send cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of at least three references to Terry Fracala, Executive Secretary, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, Suite G90 Bldg 10, 

2800 Plymouth Road, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0614

Email: fracalat@umich.edu.  The University of Michigan is an AA/EOE.

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Clinical Research Veterinarian 
Gene Therapy Program, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Posted 16 February 2015

Position

The Clinical Research Veterinarian will serve as a technical and scientific resource for the Gene Therapy Program’s Animal Models Core. Under the Supervision of the Director of the Animal Models Core, the Clinical Research Veterinarian will: provide clinical care to and maintain the physical and psychological health of laboratory animals utilized in gene therapy research; provide expertise in animal model development and experimental design; provide technical leadership in execution of research protocols; ensure compliance with regulations governing humane and ethical treatment and use of laboratory animals; submit IACUC protocols and provide oversight to protocol compliance in accordance with post approval monitoring programs; perform veterinary diagnostics, treatment, and gross pathology; and emergency veterinary care. Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state and ability to obtain licensure in Pennsylvania within 6 months of employment is required.

Duties include

  • Contribute to the advancement of Gene Therapies for treatment of genetic disorders and orphan diseases
  • Write animal care and use protocols, standard operating procedures, and provide assistance to investigators with study protocol development
  • Ensure compliance with approved animal care and use and study protocols
  • Implement all aspects of research study activities within the Animal Models Core including, study-related observations, sample collection, data collection
  • Evaluate study data and provide progress updates to research staff regarding research studies and make recommendations to ensure successful execution of studies as defined in study protocols.
  • Write accurate final study reports in accordance with nonclinical animal studies requirements (Good Laboratory Practices)
  • Provide veterinary medical care to wide variety of laboratory animal species; including those housed within a Good Laboratory Practice environment. . 
  • Provide diagnostic and surgical services
  • Manage preventive medicine programs including rodent health surveillance, quarantine, and diagnostic laboratory activities
  • Implement and monitor procedures for biosecurity and biocontainment
  • Contribute to training programs for animal care and research staff members
  • Assist with the distribution and accounting of controlled substances.
  • Assist in maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and policies
  • Participate in the design and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures for the animal care program
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state and ability to obtain licensure in Pennsylvania within 6 months of employment is required.
  • DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school and licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the United States 
  • UDSA Accreditation within 6 months of employment required
  • Ability to obtain DEA registration
  • Veterinary clinical skills with a variety of animals including rodents and nonhuman primates
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of Programs. 
  • Experience conducting research in a USDA or FDA regulated environment preferred. 
  • Current and relevant working knowledge of regulations governing the use of animals in teaching and research (e.g., USDA, PHS, AAALAC) preferred. 
  • Advanced degree (MS or PhD) and/or board-certification in applicable specialty preferred.

Position contingent upon funding. Background check required.

For more information about working at Penn and to apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume online at the University of Pennsylvania’s Human Resource website: http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/7534

Alternatively, you may search by reference number 40-18894

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Director of University Research Animal Resources 
University of Athens, GA

Posted 12 February 2015

The University of Georgia animal care and use program is on the move. We are looking for a great veterinarian to lead our growing AAALAC-accredited program. We are seeking applications and nominations to engage a Director for University Research Animal Resources (URAR). UGA URAR supports a broad variety of research activities using diverse species and promotes continuous development of a high-quality, service-oriented research resource that provides optimal animal care.

Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President for Research, the Director will provide management, leadership, strategic direction, and oversight for URAR. The Director will manage and oversee a team of high performing individuals and will be responsible for directing and supervising all aspects of URAR services; ensure the provision of high-quality care to a range of PHS and USDA regulated species; oversee support for research projects; advise and consult with faculty on research programs; and mentor and instruct veterinary students, externs, and residents as part of an emerging academic comparative medicine program based in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The incumbent must be committed to advancing the broader academic and research mission of the University.  

The Director will serve as a voting member on the IACUC and work closely with the Director of the Office of Animal Care and Use and the IACUC Chair to advance the overall institutional animal care and use program.

Preferred candidate will be ACLAM certified and have 5 or more years of clearly demonstrated leadership experience.  Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited college of veterinary medicine and a license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States. The ability to communicate clearly and concisely with colleagues, supervised URAR professionals, and other stakeholders is critical. This is a tenure track position with faculty appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Population Health. Additional professional development through collaborations are strongly encouraged and supported. 

Applications received by March 27, 2015, will receive full consideration. A letter of application along with a curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references should be sent to Dr. Christopher King, Office of the Vice President for Research, 629 Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-7411. [For additional information about the position and program please contact Dr. Christopher King at 706-542-5933 or at cking@uga.edu.]

The UGA is a research-intensive land grant-sea grant university situated in the vibrant college town of Athens. Only an hour from Atlanta, Athens offers a wide variety of social and cultural opportunities as well as a high-quality of life. The University of Georgia offers a competitive salary and benefits and is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Institution.

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Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian with Faculty Appointment
Center for Laboratory Animal Medicine and Care, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX

Posted 11 February 2015

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Center for Laboratory Animal Medicine and Care (CLAMC), seeks a highly motivated, professional laboratory animal 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 veterinarian’s primary appointment will be in CLAMC, however, the opportunity exists for an adjunct faculty appointment commensurate with his/her credentials and experience. 

The veterinarian will be responsible for the clinical veterinary care of research animals, animal protocol review and other compliance activities to ensure compliance with accrediting and regulatory organizations.   

Requirements

  1. A Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree. 
  2. Active veterinary license in at least one U.S. state. 
  3. Two 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 wide range of species is required; interest in the clinical care of rodent species along with experience in working in a rodent barrier is preferred.
  4. Current and relevant working knowledge of animal research regulations and guidance. 
  5. 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. 
  6. Demonstrated job-related experience with a commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment. 
  7. Demonstrated ability to train, motivate, and supervise others. 
  8. Strong interpersonal skills with excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills. 
  9. Proficiency in computer software applications. 
  10. Experience in working with trainees such as externs, preceptors, and laboratory animal residents is preferred.  

Candidates should apply online at https://www.uth.edu/hr/careers.htm by clicking on “Faculty”, then “Search & Apply”.  Interested applicants can also search for Requisition #151061. To apply, review the position requirements, answer the 5 required questions, and upload a current curriculum vitae, letter of interest and a list of 3 - 5 references.

For more information, please contact Mary A. Robinson, DVM, DACLAM, Executive Director of the Center for Laboratory Animal Medicine and Care at UT Health, at 713-500-7728 or Mary.Robinson@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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Clinical Veterinarian
Batelle, Columbus, OH

Posted 9 February 2015

Application Instructions: Please apply to this position by clicking this link: https://performancemanager8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=21361&company=battelle&username=

Battelle’s Biomedical Research Center team includes 200 scientific staff with varied expertise, including aerobiology, safety toxicology and efficacy, pathology, microbiology, and chemistry, among other disciplines, who work together to develop and/or test novel drugs and medical countermeasures from discovery to FDA approval.  The Clinical Veterinarian will work and collaborate with all of these cross functional groups, to enable our scientific programs to continuously exceed expectations through commitment to quality, communication, and innovation, delivering benefits throughout all phases of drug product development.  The Battelle Biomedical Research Center is a high containment facility consisting Biosafety level 1, 2, and 3 laboratories as well as a highly toxic material test facilities.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Commitment to high quality and scientifically sound veterinary medical services
  • Provide scientific expertise in laboratory animal medicine, including scientific review of research protocols
  • Perform surgical and other veterinary procedures as required
  • Generate well-written, comprehensive, integrated scientific reports
  • Maintain knowledge on the most current Guide, IACUC, AWA, PHS, and AVMA guidelines and best practices
  • Work efficiently and effectively as an individual as well as a team-member
  • Complete significant workloads without sacrificing quality or timelines
  • Collaborate within the Laboratory Animal Services group and other departments within the Battelle Biomedical Research Center
  • Actively build relationships with study sponsors and colleagues
  • Provide training, technical guidance and leadership to laboratory staff
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned

THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Doctoral degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) from an accredited veterinary school
  • Experience or expertise with common laboratory animal species, including rodents, rabbits, and swine
  • Have relevant experience treating nonhuman primates in a laboratory medicine or breeding facility environment
  • Possess surgical skills such as catheter placement and wound repair
  • Ability to use endoscopes and ultrasound for various procedures
  • Experience with the use of various forms of anesthesia and sedatives
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under specific time constraints
  • Board certified in laboratory animal medicine or having completed lab animal training program (board eligible) or 5 years’ experience in lab animal field
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Financial, physical, and personal history must be such that a thorough background investigation will find the candidate suitable for the Department of Defense Biological or Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (BPRP/CPRP)
  • Ability to obtain DoJ and DoD Secret Security Clearances

THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

  • DABT, PhD, and additional/complementary qualifications that are directly relevant to the listed duties will be advantageous
  • GLP experience or prior work with FDA drug registration process highly desired

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

BENEFITS:

Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation. For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careers.

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Chief of the Division of Comparative Medicine and Associate Director
Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONRPC), Portland, OR

Posted 4 February 2015

Applications are invited for a candidate to lead the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONRPC), located on the West Campus of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) near Portland, Oregon. We seek a strong leader with demonstrated experience in leading a large animal care program. This individual serves as Division Chief for Comparative Medicine as well as the Associate Director, and has oversight of the health and welfare of all animals (principally nonhuman primates (NHPs) used in research on the West Campus and oversees DCM units that include experimental surgery, NHP breeding, clinical medicine, pathology, etc. This dynamic program supports research involving neuroscience, reproduction, metabolism, and infectious disease carried out by nearly 50 active investigators under150 animal-use protocols. The entire OHSU West Campus, including ONPRC, is AAALAC-accredited.

The Division Chief is a member of the Animal Care Program leadership team that also includes the Senior Vice President for Research, the Research Integrity Officer, the IACUC Administrator, and the IACUC Chair. In coordination with other members of the Animal Care Program team, the Division Chief provides assurance of compliance with regulatory and accreditation bodies and will foster strong communications with investigators, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), facilities, and the animal care staff.

In their role as Associate Director, this individual also is a member of the ONPRC Executive Leadership Team, which also includes the ONPRC Director, the Associate Director for Research, and the Chief Operating Officer, and assists in strategic planning and development of the Animal Care Program and facilities.

Additional specific responsibilities of this position include:

  • budgeting and oversight of animal housing facilities, including physical plant and maintenance, as well as advising on those facilities not under direct management of DCM
  • serve as a member of the IACUC with duties to include reviewing animal use protocols, assistance in making policies, assisting investigators in protocol development, assuring quality animal care, and participating in semiannual program review and inspections
  • report directly to the ONPRC Director and in directly as Attending Veterinarian to the Senior Vice President for Research 

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must hold a DVM/VMD degree or equivalent, be licensed or eligible for licensure in Oregon, have federal accreditation or be eligible, be ACLAM board-certified, and have at least 8 years of professional laboratory animal management experience and 3 years caring for NHPs. Extensive experience with the AAALAC accreditation process as well as supervisory and budgeting experience are also required. Experience in facility design or re-design is a plus.

Position will stay posted until filled, with preference given to candidates that apply before March 31, 2015. Interested individuals should apply via our website: www.ohsujobs.com, IRC Number 46046. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the ONPRC Director’s Office via Kimberly Filer (filer@ohsu.edu, 503-680-5221).

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. OHSU provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  We are proud to be an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.

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Senior Veterinary Histopathologist
Singapore, Singapore

Posted 2 February 2015

A Multi-Faceted role as a Senior Veterinary Histopathologist (Position in Singapore) 

Applications 

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

Position

You will be the lead accredited histopathologist for the GLP facility providing expertise in staining protocols, histopathological assessment, and digital records. You will advise the histo-processing group on complex respiratory studies in rodents. 

You will be also be expected to develop novel approaches in histopathological assessment of the respiratory tract organs in order to ensure implementation of state-of-the-art technology and science. 

Requirements

The ideal candidate will be a trained and accredited veterinary science or medicine doctor with a minimum of 5+ years experience in Histopathology. You will report into the Head of In-Biology and work in a truly multi-national and dynamic organisation.

Proven experience in morphometric analysis methodology will be vital.

In return, you will be remunerated generously and gain invaluable research experience in the field of lung disease. Relocation support will be provided as this is an international search.

Employer Information

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

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Veterinarian, Animal Welfare Office
University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ

Posted 2 February 2015

The Animal Welfare Office functions to support biomedical research activities at New Zealand’s top ranked university for research. The Animal Welfare Team is responsible for ensuring the University maintains the highest international standards pertaining to all aspects of the welfare and ethical treatment of animals.

The support comprises comprehensive consulting services, in the design and implementation of animal models, the teaching of a clinically based training programme and ensuring compliance with legislative requirements.

The successful applicant will receive specialist training and support from the AWO Director, a Board Certified Laboratory animal specialist, and should have clinical experience in companion animals, an interest in research, desire to explore a new discipline and well-rounded communication skills. We offer a competitive remuneration package depending on experience and qualifications plus the opportunity to develop and expand your career by being part of a forward thinking team.

Applications quoting reference number 1500185 will close on Saturday, 28 February 2015.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

To see a full job description and to apply online go to: www.otago.ac.nz/humanresources/join-otago

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi

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Director of Animal Welfare
University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ

Posted 26 January 2015

This is a stimulating and challenging opportunity to take responsibility for the health and welfare of animals at one of New Zealand’s most research intensive universities. As Director of Animal Welfare, you will ensure that the treatment and care of all animals used at Otago is aligned to the highest international standards.

Overseeing the University of Otago Animal Care Programme, you will oversee and provide medical and surgical care for research animals, investigator consultation, ethics protocol review and professional training for animal care personnel.

To be considered for this key role, you must be a qualified veterinarian with extensive specialist experience in: animal welfare and ethics; research-related veterinary support services and animal ethics legislation, policies, procedures and issues.

Your expertise combined with your excellent communication skills, solutions focus, diplomatic approach and enjoyment of teaching good practice will enable Otago to excel in animal welfare and care.

Applications quoting reference number 1402303 will close on Saturday, 28 February 2015.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

To see a full job description and to apply online go to: www.otago.ac.nz/humanresources/join-otago

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.

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Director and Attending Veterinarian
University of Nevada, Reno

Posted 12 January 2015

For more information, and to apply, please visit our website at: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/16498

The University of Nevada, Reno, is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the position of Director/Attending Veterinarian of Laboratory Animal Medicine. The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), is a land-grant institution offering a wide range of programs, which include a Medical School, College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources and the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station. The Director of Laboratory Animal Medicine and Attending Veterinarian will be responsible for providing animal welfare oversight regarding all vertebrate animals used at UNR. The Director/Attending Veterinarian will ensure compliance with Federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines governing the use of animals in UNR research, education, and testing programs. 

As a result of the diversity of programs offered at UNR, a successful candidate should have knowledge of traditional laboratory species, domestic livestock, and wildlife species. The Director/Attending Veterinarian will actively participate in the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and the Institutional Biosafety Committee. An in-depth familiarity with all applicable statutes to ensure that animal care and use programs at UNR are compliant with regulations is a major responsibility for this position, The Director/Attending Veterinarian is responsible for maintaining accreditation, and therefore, experience with the American Association for the Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care is preferred. Strong interpersonal and effective communication skills are essential, as this position will act as the primary public spokesperson for UNR regarding animal care and use issues, and will interact with a diverse group of faculty and stakeholders to promote team work and build consensus.

The minimum qualifications include: A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M./V.M.D.) Degree from a veterinary school accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), or a D.V.M./V.M.D. from a foreign institution and an Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduate Certificate issued by the AMVA; at least four years of professional experience including management of a multi-species laboratory animal care and use program; National Board Certification, or eligibility for certification, by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM); a Nevada Veterinary Practice License and Drug and Enforcement Agency License or receipt of licenses within one year of employment.

EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Reno is located in northern Nevada, our Sierra Nevada mountainous area offers outstanding four seasons living 30 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe and the amenities of a university town with excellent schools, arts and entertainment, and outdoor recreation like skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, hunting, cycling and off road exploring. We are also located only four hours from San Francisco and the beautiful Northern California wine country. The University of Nevada, Reno provides a competitive benefit package and a professional and inclusive work environment. Outstanding benefits include reduced tuition for employee and immediate family members, twenty-four vacation days per year, sick leave, retirement and medical plan options. Nevada has no state income tax.

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Clinical (Research) Veterinarian
SoBran, Inc., Silver Spring, MD

Posted 9 January 2015

SoBran, Inc. is seeking a Clinical (Research) Veterinarian to serve at Walter Reed in Silver Spring, Maryland. 

OVERVIEW: Responsibilities of this position are that of a Research Veterinarian in support of the WRAIR/NMRC, Animal Care Project. This position will provide clinical and research support for the animals approved for use through the WRAIR- IACUC. 

The Research Veterinarian; (RV) will work collaboratively with the research investigators, research staff, facility personnel, IACUC, and others to maintain a quality program. The RV has the direct line and program authority and responsibility for the welfare and well being of all animals approved for use through the IACUC. Participation is expected in IACUC activities including post monitoring, protocol review, compliance and training. Clinical requirements include disease detection and surveillance, treatment and resolution. Provide on call availability and consultation for emergency issues including weekend and holidays. Will serve on IACUC and other committees as appropriate. This person is expected to be familiar with the day-to-day activities, personnel and issues within the facilities. We expect the RV to be forward thinking and create and assist in developing plans to enhance the learning abilities and performance of the staff supporting the WRAIR Animal Care Project. The RV must possess strong verbal communication, teaching skills and be knowledgeable of pathology and veterinary medical terminology. The RV will efficiently write and maintain reports and develop and maintain an effective relationship with the Government staff. 

Primary duties include the following:
(Job descriptions are subject to change to reflect duties and responsibilities.)

  1. Provide oversight and collaboration for the research staff at the WRAIR-NMRC in support of the WRAIR / NMRC contract.
  2. Provide veterinary care for all animals approved for use by the WRAIR IACUC.
  3. Participate in IACUC activities to include: post approval compliance monitoring.
  4. Provide teaching and training for military veterinary residents and research staff.
  5. Assist in the development and maintenance of standard operating procedures.
  6. Develop and maintain relationships with representatives of government, investigators, and contract personnel in order to coordinate activities and assist in investigations into matters concerning quality and client complaints.
  7. Assist in managing a program of disease detection and surveillance, diagnosis, treatment and resolution.
  8. Advise and provide oversight for surgical and post-surgical care. 
  9. Advise and provide oversight on animal handling, restraint, analgesia, pain management and proper methods of euthanasia. 
  10. Provide on call availability and support for emergency, weekend and holiday clinical support.
  11. Participate in interviews and selection of SoBran animal care personnel as requested by the PM.
  12. Generate weekly and monthly reports (monthly deliverables) utilizing Microsoft Office software and database systems as directed by the WRAIR / SoBran Project Manager.
  13. Report any abnormal conditions of the animal facilities or immediate vicinity to appropriate contract and/or government personnel.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned by the Project Manager.

Required Experience

Five years of pre-clinical research laboratory in a supervisory or management role is desired. Maintain all contract requirements to include quality of work, occupational health (e.g., vaccinations) and training. Knowledge of IBM-compatible computers, Microsoft Office software, and database systems is required.

Required Education

  • Must be a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine DVM.
  • Must be American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board certified.

Compensation

Commensurate with education and experience

Applications are accepted through the Careers page on our company website:  www.sobran-inc.com

SoBran is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer

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