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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.


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.


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.

 

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/Director of Veterinary Surgical Services
Division of Laboratory Animal Resources, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Posted 10 February 2015

Oversee and provide the veterinary surgical services component of the AAALAC accredited laboratory animal care and use program serving Wayne State University. This position will be part of a team of four veterinarians who support research and teaching programs including those in the Wayne State University School of Medicine, the largest single campus medical school in the U.S.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).Conduct electronic pre-reviews and consultations of protocols submitted for IACUC review.
  • Oversee the veterinary surgical program and develop and refine policies as needed.
  • Serve as a key resource for information on analgesia, anesthesia, and peri-operative veterinary care. Participate as a trainer for techniques and procedures used in laboratory animal species.
  • Provide clinical veterinary care to research animals, including performing routine rounds and ill animal visits at assigned facilities. Act as a back-up veterinarian for the Clinical Veterinarian.
  • Directly supervise senior licensed veterinary technical staff. Hire, discipline, evaluate and oversee development of support staff.
  • Serve on a rotation basis to provide veterinary care coverage on weekend and holidays with other veterinarians.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

  • D.V.M./V.M.D. degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited college of veterinary medicine. Training and experience in laboratory animal medicine with American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board certification or ACLAM board eligible. Other board certifications such as ACVS, ACVIM, etc., will be considered. Additional degrees such as M.S. or Ph.D. is desirable.
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the U.S. Eligible to obtain veterinarian and controlled substance licenses in the state of Michigan within the first year of employment. USDA accreditation or eligibility.
  • Eligible to provide veterinary care support of a federal facility as a part of a veterinary care team.
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations and AAALAC accreditation standards.

EXPERIENCE

  • Experience in a surgical research program or surgery in a veterinary hospital is desirable. Research experience in an academic environment is desirable, preferably in an AAALAC accredited program.
  • Training or teaching experience is desirable.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Technical Skills - Adept in clinical and surgical veterinary medical skills in disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surgery involving a broad range of species common to laboratory animal research.
  • Management Skills - Strong organizational skills and problem solving abilities including the ability to develop and monitor procedures for efficiency and accuracy. Proven ability to effectively supervise staff to attain organizational objectives.
  • Communication Skills - Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively manage a variety of relationships with various stakeholders.
  • Organizational skills - Demonstrated capacity for multi-tasking, flexibility in the face of changing priorities, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Computer Skills - Mastery of MS Office software and proven ability to learn new software skills, as needed, to efficiently manage operations.
  • Teamwork - Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues within the division and in community colleges to gain full understanding of the desired outcome; ability to produce high quality and consistent results with assistance of team members; provide support to teammates when tackling complex projects.

To apply, please visit https://jobs.wayne.edu, posting #040832

For more questions, contact:
Lisa J. Brossia-Root, DVM, MS, DACLAM
Senior Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources
Wayne State University
(313) 993-6790
lbrossia@wayne.edu

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

Posted 14 December 2014

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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Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources and Department Chair of Comparative Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Posted 28 November 2014

The Medical University of South Carolina is currently accepting applications for the Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources who will also serve as the Department Chair of Comparative Medicine.  Reporting to the Provost, the Director of DLAR is responsible for directing the strategic and daily operations of the Animal Care program, and assuring compliance with all federal, state and university animal welfare regulations and guidelines.  The Director also serves as the Attending Veterinarian for the University.  DLAR manages all vertebrate animal research conducted in 9 on-site facilities, and along with other veterinarian faculty and staff administers the institution’s animal care program, which has been continuously AAALAC accredited since 1987.  The Director is expected to support the tripartite mission of DLAR/DCM to provide consistent, excellent animal care and research support for the MUSC research mission, train DLAR and research personnel in contemporary practices in animal use, and to conduct independent or collaborative research.  The candidate must possess a DVM from an AVMA accredited program, and be licensed to practice in at least one state and ACLAM board certification.  The applicant should be eligible for appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level in the College of Medicine and have experience in a managerial role as Director/Attending or Associate Director/Clinical Veterinarian.

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is located in the coastal city of Charleston.  MUSC is a health sciences university that annually attracts over $200 million in research funding, and Charleston is a historic town that is consistently ranked at the top of destinations to visit in the USA and widely viewed as a progressive community committed to the arts, higher education and diverse cultural expression.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, at least three letters of reference and a statement of career objectives to https://www.jobs.musc.edu/postings/27633.  Review of applications will begin January 2, 2015 and remain open through January 15, 2015. It is anticipated that the candidate will begin by July 1, 2015.

MUSC is an AA/EOE, supporting workplace diversity.

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