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Director of Animal Resources/University Veterinarian
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Posted 6 December 2013
Virginia Tech is seeking an energetic professional to oversee and direct its research and teaching animal program activities and facilities. Located in the idyllic Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia, Virginia Tech had research expenditures of $450 million in 2011, ranking it 41st out of 900 universities nationwide according to the National Science Foundation. In addition to this strong rank, Virginia Tech is experiencing directed and dramatic growth in biomedical research involving animals, and has three new vivaria to accommodate the needs of its researchers. Units supported within and external to the university include the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, the Virginia Tech/Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Science, the College of Engineering, the Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and the Virginia Tech Carilion Biomedical Research Institute. Blacksburg, where the university is located, was listed in Money magazine in 2007 as one of the Top 100 best places to live. U.S. News & World Report, in 2010, ranked Blacksburg to the top 10 "Best Affordable Mountain Town" for retirement. Bloomberg' BusinessWeek, in 2011, ranked Blacksburg as the "Best Place in the U.S. to Raise Kids", considering educational and economic information, crime rates, amenities, air quality, and diversity in developing the nationwide ranking.
The Director of Animal Resources/University Veterinarian will report to the Associate Vice President for Research Compliance. The successful applicant is expected to be specialty board certified by ACLAM.
The advertisement for the position can be found at the following URL: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/search
Posting Number: AP0130216.
Research Training Opportunity
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Posted 6 December 2013
An outstanding research training opportunity is available for graduate veterinarians within the Comparative Biomedical Sciences graduate program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine. Salary and tuition support for exceptional applicants is provided by an NIH training grant, “Research Training in Comparative Biomedical Sciences for Veterinarians.” Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and possess a DVM degree.
Accepted applicants will receive an attractive stipend (NIH postdoctoral level) and perform research in pursuit of a PhD under the supervision of one of 24 Trainers with expertise in infectious diseases, cellular and molecular physiology, and other areas.
Applicants should jointly apply online for admission into the Comparative Biomedical Sciences PhD program and the Training Grant at http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/pbs/gradprogram/index.html.
Interested potential applicants with questions regarding the program can contact Dr. Chuck Czuprynski, Training Grant Director, at 608-262-8102 or email@example.com; or Ms. Kathy Holtgraver, Graduate Program Coordinator at 608-262-0470 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an AA/EOE.
Merck & Company, Inc., Boston, MA
Posted 2 December 2013
Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.
Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.
Under general supervision of Director/Sr. Director, responsible for implementing comprehensive and specialized professional veterinary services for a variety of laboratory animal species for Merck Research Laboratories (MRL); assists with plans for monitoring of infectious diseases, husbandry, and sanitation. Directs the technical training program. Collaborates with ongoing in vivo drug discovery and development projects or initiates, develops and implements special projects, as required, to facilitate advancements in laboratory animal care or use, consistent with research requirements. Exercises care to insure personnel safety and animal welfare.
1. Provides scientific leadership for the veterinary care provided to MRL research animals consistent with professional standards and assures compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines for animal care and use.
2. Provides professional direction for the laboratory animal medicine program for MRL to assure optimal animal models for in vivo research programs.
- Provides clinical veterinary care for assigned areas and conducts or assures the conduct of frequent, regular observation of animals by a member of the veterinary staff.
- Directs and implements timely, thorough preventative medicine programs.
- Utilizes appropriate diagnostic services to assess animal health.
- Provides therapeutic regimens which are consistent with animal welfare and research goals.
- Provides professional direction for specialized services, such as surgery, radiology, dentistry, and necropsy.
3. Collaborates with Investigators during the development and conduct of animal research programs.
- May conduct or supervise the conduct of technical aspects of animal research projects.
- Conducts literature searches, selects appropriate animal model(s), contributes to study design, analyzes data and prepares reports.
- Oversees and conducts training in animal handling or experimental techniques to research staff.
- Advises investigators regarding animal model selection or development. Develops novel approaches to establish unique animal models as required.
- Participates fully as a member of assigned project teams or task forces.
4. With approval from the Director/Sr. Director, independently identifies, designs, and initiates advanced collaborative or independent research projects in drug discovery or development or laboratory animal medicine. Specific activities may include the development of new or specialized methods to maintain animal species or to enrich their environment or research into diseases or anomalies of laboratory animals. This includes protocol development, study conduct, data collection and analysis and presentation/publication or results.
5. Consults with laboratory animal care staff regarding new or specialized methods of animal housing, nutritional requirements, and general environment.
6. Prepares and submits documents including monthly highlights, study reports and scientific manuscripts.
- DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine Required Experience and Skills:
- Minimum 2 years post-doctoral training or experience in laboratory animal science is required
- License to practice veterinary medicine in the US as applicable. Desired Experience and Skills:
- ACLAM Diplomate or ACLAM board-eligible
- Must have excellent organizational, verbal and interpersonal skills.
- Position requires a team-oriented individual and a high degree of sophistication in the approach to problem-solving and application of laboratory animal medicine.
- Must be able to communicate effectively with all personnel within Merck community.
- Demonstrates leadership ability to provide scientific guidance and mentoring to colleagues and more junior staff.
Our employees are the key to our company's success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Merck's benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.
To be considered for this position, please visit: https://merck.taleo.net/careersection/merck_external_career_section/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=LAB000341
Merck is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.
Former Military, Transitioning Service Members, National Guard & Reserves - We value your past and present service.
Director/Associate Director Laboratory Animal Medicine
Ricerca Biosciences, Concord, OH
Posted 22 November 2013
Founded in 1986, Ricerca Biosciences offers a comprehensive suite of non-clinical discovery support and integrated R&D services to support drug candidate development from lead identification through IND and NDA submission. Biological capabilities include early pharmacokinetic and metabolism screening, pilot toxicology evaluations, IND/NDA-enabling toxicology and DMPK development of both small molecules and biologics. Supporting the chemical development needs, Ricerca offers synthetic, medicinal and process chemistry, radiochemistry, and cGMP API manufacturing of small scale clinical batches through commercial API production, with complete analytical drug substance and drug product characterization.
- Provide clinical laboratory animal medicine and surgical support for nonclinical studies in a GLP compliant, AALAC registered facility.
- Facilitate study design and execution of study activities in order to meet client program milestones and timelines.
- IACUC membership, responsibility for the care and well-being of all animals in vivarium, assuring compliance with all regulations concerning animal care
- Adhere to and facilitate compliance with GLP regulations.
- Supervise and assess performance of professional and technical staff, applying improvements needed to achieve industry best practices
- Participate in client meetings and pathology peer review meetings.
- Serve as a scientific resource: provide scientific contribution to the DSM department, as well as mentorship to junior level scientists.
- Insure that activities in compliance with GLP regulations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), as applicable.
- Provide scientific expertise to Business Development, Business Management, and Client Service groups.
- Identify and develop new business ventures and engage in client visits to facilitate business opportunities.
The position requires a DVM or VMD and a minimum of 4+ years of relevant experience as a laboratory animal veterinarian. Direct supervisory experience in a nonclinical laboratory is required. DACLAM certification is highly desirable, as would be a MS or PhD in toxicology, or closely related discipline, or DABT. Candidate must have ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Excellent communication, interpersonal and technical writing skills as well as frequent client contact.
RICERCA BIOSCIENCES, LLC
7528 Auburn Road
CONCORD, OH 44077
Clinical Veterinarian (Veterinarian 3), Job Posting #17011
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Posted 19 November 2013
The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a full-time clinical veterinarian. This position reports to the Director of the Office of Laboratory Animal Care (OLAC) and joins a team that includes one other clinical veterinarian and four veterinary technicians in addition to the husbandry staff. UC Berkeley supports research utilizing most traditional laboratory species as well as a variety of birds, fish, reptiles, various wild rodents and carnivores, and aquatic and terrestrial amphibians. Responsibilities include providing veterinary care for animals used for research and teaching; reviewing research protocols; serving as an alternate ACUC member; monitoring animal health for research protocols; and providing support and instruction to visiting students and preceptors.
The successful candidate will have a DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine; licensure in at least one state and eligibility for California licensure within one year; a thorough knowledge of animal welfare regulations and IACUC protocol review; strong clinical skills, preferably including exotic species; and excellent communication skills. ACLAM board certification and USDA accreditation are preferred.
More information including instructions for applying may be found by searching for "veterinarian" at: http://jobs.berkeley.edu/job-listings.html.
External applicants must create a login and resume profile on this site to submit an application.
Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
Head, Laboratory Animal Medicine and Animal Resources
Alcon, Fort Worth, TX
Building on its heritage of more than 65 years, Alcon, the global leader in eye care, is the second largest division of the Novartis Group with combined pro-forma sales of more than USD 9.4 billion in 2010. The division was formed by Novartis on April 8, 2011, following the closing of the merger between Alcon and Novartis. The new Alcon Division combines the product portfolios, commercialization capabilities, R&D and talent of Alcon, CIBA VISION and Novartis Ophthalmics. Today, Alcon has more than 22,000 employees with headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.
Alcon’s three businesses - Surgical, Pharmaceutical and Vision Care - meet the diverse needs of eye care professionals and patients offering the widest spectrum of eye care products with operations in 75 countries and products available in 180 markets. For more information,www.alcon.com.
Overall Job Summary:
The scope of this position is to lead and direct all activities of Laboratory Animal medicine and facilities operation in the Animal Resources Unit of Alcon Laboratories. Key responsibilities include management of 200,000 square feet of a state-of- the-art vivarium, including the most advanced technologies for animal care and product development. The incumbent will have a key role in ensuring compliance to all regulatory requirements, oversight of the veterinary medical care program, review of IACUC protocols, and ensuring a superior animal enrichment program. The Head will also participate on a multi-disciplinary scientific team to ensure support of the development of products to address unmet medical needs in eye care by collaborating with world class experts on model development and
study conduct. Management responsibilities will include communicating project status, and support allocation of resources in consideration of department need and R&D plans. Additional responsibilities include performance management and talent development. (4-7 Direct Reports; 40 indirect)
- Extensive knowledge in diagnosis and treatment of animal diseases and conditions
- Serves as a mentor and ensures the development of personnel
- Possesses extensive knowledge of a variety of animal models of disease and consults with investigative staff
- Serves as Attending veterinarian (IACUC) with direct responsibility for animal care and use
- Ensures regulatory compliance such as USDA, FDA (GLP), DEA, and AAALAC accreditation
- Interfaces regularly with the designated corporate Institutional Official (IO)
- Serves as Corporate Subject Matter Expert
- Manages unit resources and head count effectively to ensure support of objectives
- Anticipates and plans for the future animal resources and research support needs
- Partners with the Procurement unit to ensure efficient cost of facility and operations
- Ensures appropriate systems and processes are developed, updated and maintained to maintain quality animal program and facility
* DVM with at least 10 + years working in laboratory animal facility with supervisory and preclinical study implementation experience
* DACLAM board certification preferred
* Knowledge of preclinical safety study activities and processes, working knowledge of regulatory requirements for animal care and management is required
* Demonstrated record in leadership in supporting a dynamic scientific organization and clinical aptitude required
*Ability to obtain controlled substance licensure and veterinary medicine license in Texas
Relocation Assistance is Available
Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to quality through diversity. M/F/D/V. Pre-employment drug testing.
Our generous benefits package includes the Alcon 401(k) Plan which automatically deposits 2% of eligible pay and matches employee contributions up to 4% of eligible pay at the rate of $1.00 for each dollar contributed, and the Alcon Retirement Plan (ARP), a qualified plan in which Alcon contributes 6% of eligible pay to the accounts of all eligible employees. By combining the Company's contributions to the 401(k) and ARP, employees can receive up to
12% of eligible pay from Alcon towards retirement. Alcon also offers medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverage, an on-site fitness center and much more.
Please submit applications to www.Novartis.com.
Head Animal Resources
Associate Director for Primate Resources
Washington National Primate Research Center
The University of Washington seeks candidates for the position of Associate Director for Primate Resources of the Washington National Primate Research Center. The Associate Director for Primate Resources is responsible for all aspects of the leadership and management of the Department of Primate Resources (AD DPR) at the WaNPRC. The AD DPR is responsible for assuring that the day-to-day operations of the Department are conducted in compliance with all applicable regulations and rules of applicable regulatory agencies and of the University of Washington, and in accord with the mission, guidelines, and reporting requirements of the National Primate Research Center Program as defined by the National Institutes of Health Office of Research Infrastructure Programs.
The successful candidate will possess a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) with 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of research compliance in a scientific, research or academic setting. For full position description and position requirements, please visit the University of Washington Employment website: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/index.html, requisition #101034.
Applicants are required to apply for the position through the website: http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/index.html, requisition # 88569. You will be asked to submit a letter of interest and complete an online assessment. Priority consideration will be given to those applications received by December 31, 2013.
Associate Director for Primate Resources Search Coordinator:
Center Program Operations
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7330
Telephone Number: 206-543-0440
Fax Number: 206-616-6771
Primate Center website: www.wanprc.org
The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.
Research Scientist 4, Team Leader of Animal Modeling
University of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
Posted 18 October 2013
The Heart Regeneration Program, a newly formed translational program in the Department of Pathology within UW Medicine, is designed to develop human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes as a cell therapeutic. The program has an immediate opening for a Research Scientist 4, Team Leader of Animal Modeling.
The job responsibilities for this position include evaluating embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocyte preparations in a rodent model of cardiac ischemia/reperfusion, optimizing catheter-based cell delivery and immunosuppressive regimens in a large animal model of myocardial infarct, safety and efficacy testing lead candidate preparations of embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes in a large animal model of myocardial infarct, and writing SOPs for animal testing protocols.
The person filling this position will lead a small group of scientists, but is expected to be hands-on, as well as managerial. This is a full time professional staff position, reporting to the Director of Operations for the Heart Regeneration Program.
D.V.M./V.M.D. with completion of Lab Animal Residency Training program, or Ph.D. with in vivo focus
2 years of hands-on experience with large animal survival surgery
2 years of hands-on experience with an animal model of myocardial infarct
Proficiency with basic histological processing
Strong communication and organizational skills; Demonstrated ability to design, analyze and report findings from in vivo studies
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Some hands on cell culture experience
Working knowledge of MRI and echocardiography
Familiarity with preclinical safety and efficacy studies supporting IND filing
Condition of Employment:
Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as needed
Apply on-line at http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs// for Requisition #100143
Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
WIL Research, Ashland, OH
Posted 17 October 2013
Applications: For consideration, please apply via our website: www.wilresearch.com
Position: Position includes IACUC membership, responsibility for the care and well-being of all animals in vivarium, assuring compliance with all regulations concerning animal care and direct animal care. Duties will include managing animal health concerns for a modern, 200,000 square foot vivarium, overseeing 2 clinical veterinarians, overseeing an animal health surveillance program, and continually refining the current laboratory animal medicine program. Development of new clinical procedures, as well as reviewing and improving current procedure is expected. Position also includes acting as adviser for occupational health and safety issues. As part of the clinical staff, the successful candidate may also serve as a technical advisor for studies requiring veterinary input at macroscopic examinations in necropsy. The successful candidate will also be expected to act as an advisor and resource to other WIL sites including sites in Europe. Some travel may be required.
Requirements: The successful candidate will possess a DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited institution and board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Experience in laboratory animal medicine is a necessity. Other advanced degrees (PhD or MS) are desirable, but not required. The job entails frequent client contact and requires excellent interpersonal skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. Salary will be commensurate with experience and level of accomplishment.
Employer Information: WIL Research is a privately held global Contract Research Organization (CRO) that provides product safety toxicological research, bioanalytical, and formulation services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, agrochemical, and food products industries, as well as manufacturing support for clinical trials. WIL Research is seeking a highly motivated, ACLAM certified veterinarian for its AAALAC-accredited, GLP Toxicology Laboratory located in Ashland, OH. For consideration, please apply via our website: www.wilresearch.com. WIL Research is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
University of Louisiana, Lavayette
Director, Institute of Comparative Medicine
Columbia University – College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
Posted 14 October 2013
Reports to: Vice Dean - Research
Columbia University – College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) invites applications for the position of Director of the Institute of Comparative Medicine (ICM). The ICM manages the University's animal facilities. The mission of the ICM is to ensure the humane care of animals used in research and to support medical research teams working to develop treatments for life threatening conditions.
The Director reports to the Vice Dean for Research and is part of a senior management team dedicated to maintaining Columbia University's prominent position in biomedical research.
The Director is responsible for animal care at Columbia University in an AAALAC accredited program with the following resources:
- A highly motivated veterinary team that includes board certified specialists
- A 120-person operations staff
- An ACLAM accredited Residency Program in Comparative Medicine
The Director will provide strong and creative leadership to ensure best practices in:
- Staff management
- Medical and surgical programs
- Training of staff and researchers
- Quarantine and bio-surveillance programs
- Participation in IACUC activities
- Strategic facility design and planning
- Budget strategies
- The ACLAM/ACVP residency programs
Columbia University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and has excellent medical, dental and pension plans and a subsidized tuition program. Research interest will be encouraged and an academic appointment is possible for suitably qualified individuals. Please submit a letter of interest and resume.
Requires a Veterinary degree from an AVMA accredited institution, ACLAM certification and management experience of more than five years in a research animal facility. The candidates must have:
- Experience with modern rodent housing and techniques
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational and managerial skills
- Eligibility for a New York State Veterinary License.
Candidates should apply online at https://jobs.columbia.edu requisition #071522
For more information please contact William Innes at email@example.com
Residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine
Oregon State Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Consortium:
Oregon State University
Oregon Health & Science University
Oregon National Primate Research Center
Posted 2 October 2013
Applications are invited for three residency positions currently available through the Oregon State Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Consortium (OSLAMRC). Residents are expected to spend the majority of their time at their respective home institution, but will also complete required rotations at the two other primary institutions listed above.
One residency is available at Oregon State University (OSU) which includes the: Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC); College of Veterinary Medicine; Department of Biomedical Research; Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory; Department of Rangeland Sciences; Hatfield Marine Science Center (Newport, OR) and; the Sinnhuber Aquatic Research Laboratory, which collaborates extensively with the Zebrafish International Resource Center (ZIRC).
Two residency positions are available at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Of the two positions available at OHSU, one is located on the main Marquam Hill Campus which includes: OHSU Hospital; Doernbecher Children’s Hospital; Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing and; multiple research centers and laboratories. The second OHSU position is located on the West Campus at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC), which includes: the Division of Comparative Medicine; four Scientific Divisions - Pathobiology and Immunology; Neurosciences; Reproductive and Developmental Sciences; Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism and; the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute.
The OSLAMRC ACLAM-recognized residency program is designed to prepare veterinarians for careers in laboratory animal medicine and meet all requirements to support preparation for ACLAM board certification. The program is three years, with the first two years focused on didactic training and supervised clinical experience, and the third year dedicated to mentored research and submission of a first-authorship manuscript to a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Clinical and pathology training includes lectures and seminars covering a range of pertinent topics in laboratory animal models, species biology, clinical and pathologic aspects of diseases, facility management and design, human resources management, and regulatory affairs and oversight.
The OSLAMRC is a multi-institutional residency program. Residents are assigned to a primary training site with required rotations at the other two primary sites as listed above. Optional rotations are available at other participating institutions:
- Legacy Research Institute (Portland, OR)
- Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Portland, OR)
Participation by multiple institutions provides residents unique opportunities for exposure to a wide breadth of animal species, research projects, and faculty expertise and perspective, with emphasis on comparative and preventive medicine. Concurrent graduate degree programs are available.
Candidates must be highly motivated, have strong academic records, and possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Qualified applicants must 1) have a DVM/VMD degree or equivalent from an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine (or have completed all ECFVG requirements), 2) have passed the national veterinary licensure examination (NAVLE) by the initiation of the program, and 3) be currently licensed to practice in at least one state in the U.S. Applications are accepted only through the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) website, where complete application requirements can also be found: http://virmp.org/. Applications are accepted October 15, 2013 through November 3, 2013. (Please note revised application deadline).
Please direct inquiries according to institution(s) of primary interest, but multiple institutional inquiries are welcome.
For Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine, contact:
Helen E. Diggs, MEd, DVM, DACLAM
OSLAMRC Program Director & OSU Site Director
LARC Director/Campus Attending Veterinarian, OSU College of Veterinary Medicine
Oregon State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
For Oregon Health & Science University Marquam Hill campus, contact:
Kim Saunders, DVM, DACLAM
OHSU Site Director – OSLAMRC
Director and Professor, Department of Comparative Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
For the Oregon National Primate Research Center of OHSU, contact:
Stanton Gray, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
ONPRC Associate Site Director – OSLAMRC
Associate Professor, Division of Comparative Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University/Oregon National Primate Research Center is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Residency Training in Laboratory Animal Medicine
The Department of Comparative Medicine
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
Posted 29 September 2013
The Department of Comparative Medicine at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA has two (2) openings in its ACLAM-certified residency program, starting July 1, 2014. Requirements: Candidates must have graduated from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school (or have completed all ECFVG or PAVE requirements), and passed the national licensure examination (NAVLE). The program prepares newly graduated or practicing veterinarians for careers in biomedical research and laboratory animal medicine. Well–rounded individuals with clinical experience and a strong research interest are encouraged to apply. To be successful in our program the applicant must be able to work independently and possess a demonstrated ability to study and perform at a high level. The three-year residency training program follows the general pattern described at http://www2.med.psu.edu/comparativemedicine/graduate-program/ and is approved by the graduate school for an M.S. degree. Hershey, PA offers a unique setting with excellent community and school/family environments. A generous stipend, depending on experience, and tuition reimbursement will be offered. Applications must be submitted through the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (www.virmp.org) website beginning October 15, 2013 and include a cover letter stating career goals in addition to the candidate materials required by VIRMP. The deadline for applications is November 3, 2013. Further information can be obtained by calling (717) 531-8460. The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Residency/Post-doctoral Training in Laboratory Animal Medicine
The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
The University of Pennsylvania, Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine within the Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for residency/post-doctoral training in the field of laboratory animal medicine.
This training program is designed to prepare veterinarians for careers in laboratory animal medicine and meets all requirements to support preparation for ACLAM board certification. The program will be 3 years in duration, with 2 years focusing on didactic material and supervised clinical experience and the third year consisting primarily of mentored research in the laboratories of selected Penn scientists. Individual residents may be exempt from the research year, if this requirement has previously been met by prior relevant research training and publications. The initial 2 years of clinical and pathology training include over 500 hours of lectures, seminars and conferences covering a full range of relevant topics in animal models, relevant biology and diseases, facility management and design, and regulatory affairs. Residents participate in clinical rounds, journal club sessions and board study reviews. Primarily, residents will oversee clinical and diagnostic cases, manage disease outbreaks, and confirm diagnoses via pathological evaluation while under the direction of faculty and clinical staff. Trainees will become familiar with the wide range of roles that laboratory animal veterinarians play in supporting regulatory affairs by assisting with reviews of IACUC protocols and participation in site visits and inspections.
The Philadelphia campus of the University of Pennsylvania includes six independent schools conducting aspects of biomedical research. As well, both the School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine on the same campus, allowing for unique collaborative opportunities for our trainees. University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR) supports research colonies of more than 200,000 animals of numerous species, with concentrations in rodents and large animal surgical models, as part of a wide array of cutting edge biomedical research performed at Penn. The School of Medicine is accredited by AAALAC, Intl. and thus provides a superb environment for training in laboratory animal medicine. The School of Veterinary Medicine is a research leader among veterinary schools in the receipt of NIH grant funds. The Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine within the Department of Pathobiology is the academic home for veterinarians providing clinical, administrative and regulatory services to the university through their roles in ULAR. ULAR employs more than 150 people on campus. Our training program includes the participation of 6 veterinary residents, 8 ACLAM Diplomates, an ACVIM Diplomate, an ACVP Diplomate, and a Ph.D. rodent virologist.
Qualified applicants must have a VMD/DVM degree or equivalent from an accredited college of veterinary medicine and must possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. To qualify, applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents currently licensed to practice in at least one state in the U.S. Salary range is equivalent to the NIH NRSA postdoctoral stipend levels, at a minimum of $39,264 per year, plus associated post-doctoral fellowship benefits, based on prior relevant experience. Annual travel funds are provided for residents to attend national meetings and supplementary training courses to augment the program. Penn is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Preliminary inquiries are welcomed and encouraged to Dr. F. Claire Hankenson, Senior Associate Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, 3800 Spruce Street, Old Vet Quad Suite 177E, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applicants should submit candidate materials through the Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program (www.virmp.org). The deadline for applications through VIRMP is November 3, 2013 with a start date of July 1, 2014.
Animal Facilities Director and Attending Veterinarian
NIOSH, Morgantown, West Virginia
Poxted: 28 August 2013
Formal vacancy announcement will be made in the near future at https://www.usajobs.gov/, and the open period for application will be limited to about 14 days. All applicants must apply through the upcoming USAJOBS vacancy announcement. To be notified of the job opening and vacancy announcement number, please contact Ms. Barbara Elbon, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Health Effects Laboratory Division, at Phone Number (304) 285-6121 or E-mail: BElbon@CDC.GOV.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), an institute of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will be seeking applications to fill an opening for a Veterinary Medical Officer, GS-0701-14, who will serve as Animal Facilities Director and Attending Veterinarian. The position is located in the Health Effects Laboratory Division (HELD) of NIOSH in Morgantown, West Virginia.
The Animal Facilities Director is responsible for support to the research program, technical oversight and direction of animal facilities operation, effective veterinary care to ensure health and quality of the animals, administration of the program budget, oversight of contract services, procurement of animals and supplies, and contract administration. As Attending Veterinarian, the incumbent leads the program of animal care and use, establishes guidelines and procedures to ensure full compliance with regulations and standards and to achieve continued accreditation, participates in and helps coordinate all activities of the IACUC, provides advice and training about current standards and procedures for the care and use of research animals, aids in Division management, and represents the Institute in matters related to animal programs. Work may involve the use of potentially hazardous materials or may be located in the vicinity of hazardous materials. Work may require use of personal protective equipment and adherence to safety protocols.
The successful candidate must hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) degree from a college or school of veterinary medicine accredited by the AVMA, or equivalent foreign degree, as well as a license to practice veterinary medicine in the U.S. Experience in management of a laboratory animal program, equivalent to at least one year in GS-13 grade in the federal service, including experience in leading an IACUC and an accredited program of animal care and use, directing an animal facility, and the other responsibilities of the position, is required. Salary is depending upon academic degree and experience, starting at $96,690 up to $125,695.
The NIOSH Health Effects Laboratory Division (HELD) conducts focused, basic, applied, and preventive laboratory research for controlling and preventing workplace safety and health problems. Animals are used in projects studying the disease-associated or toxic effects of hazardous materials, developing biomarkers of disease, studying body response to worksite conditions, developing models of occupational disease, and studying mechanisms that integrate cells and organ systems. The laboratories include one of the world’s leading facilities for exposure of laboratory rodents to hazardous materials by inhalation and other routes. The animal care and use program is accredited by AAALAC International and uses rats and mice housed in a 10,000 sq.ft. barrier facility staffed by ten animal care and support technicians. The NIOSH research campus in Morgantown is adjacent to the medical campus of West Virginia University. Metropolitan areas in Pittsburgh and Washington DC are within a one and three hour drive, respectively. http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/im-held.html NIOSH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Board Certified Lab Animal Veterinarian
Covance, Madison, WI
Posted 12 August 2013
We currently have an opening for a Board Certified Lab Animal Veterinarian at our site in Madison, WI. This position provides tremendous growth potential for a motivated candidate who wishes to build upon their skill sets in all aspects of laboratory animal medicine and leadership aptitudes.
In this role you will:
• Provide laboratory animal medical care by examination, treatment and advice to ensure adequate and humane veterinary support.
• Assist program director to ensure that company policies and practices regarding animal care and welfare are in compliance with relevant regulations.
• Assist program director in developing cost estimates and monitoring cost center financial performance.
• Assist in training of staff
• Serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, as needed.
• Insure health status of lab animals by examination prior to placement on test.
• Evaluate electrocardiograms of laboratory animals.
• Perform physical/neurological examinations of laboratory animals as indicated in protocols and SOP.
• Perform ophthalmic examinations on laboratory animals.
• Provide scientific and expertise on animal health, biology, physiology, and research methodology to staff scientists and technicians.
• Attend scientific meetings and provide leadership in scientific organizations, including attaining peer recognition through publications and/or presentations that contribute to the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
• Report all animal care concerns and become involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary.
• Participates in and learns to manage/lead client visits related to animal welfare/veterinary
• 5-10 years of experience in the laboratory animal medicine or science field.
• Must have a veterinary license in at least one state in the USA and ability to obtain a license and USDA accreditation in the state where the position is located (i.e. Wisconsin, Virginia, Arizona, etc.) within 6 months. Board certification or eligibility for board certification in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine desired.
• Knowledge of small and large animals used in research.
• Must be able to work in a laboratory setting with laboratory animals.
Graduate of accredited veterinary school.
Covance, with headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies with annual revenues greater than $2 billion, global operations in more than 30 countries, and more than 11,000 employees worldwide. Covance provides high-quality nonclinical, clinical, and commercialization services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to help reduce the time and costs associated with drug development. We also offer laboratory testing services to the chemical, agrochemical and food industries and are a market leader in toxicology services, central laboratory services, discovery services, and a top global provider of Phase III clinical trial management services.
Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. (M/F/D/V). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.
To apply on-line please visit our website at www.careers.covance.com & apply to req # 41863
Assistant Veterinarian (Clinical Primate Veterinarian)
Oregon National Primate Research Center, Beaverton, OR
Posted 12 August 2013
Clinical Medicine Unit, Reports to Unit Head
Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range
M – F, 8 – 4:30 p.m., 1.0 FTE, Salary Range DOE
Provide clinical veterinary care of a large (5000) non-human primate colony housed at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. Duties are primarily focused around the provision of clinical care for all NHP on campus, in conjunction with the rest of the Clinical Medicine Unit, at the direction of the supervisor. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, the management of health surveillance and preventative medicine programs, medical protocol development, post-approval monitoring, and review, ensuring facility compliance with NIH and OLAW guidelines, USDA and Animal Welfare regulations, and providing medical or technical assistance and training to research scientists and technicians. Participation in an on-call rotation, and occasional weekend or offsite duties, is required. Participation in ongoing educational opportunities for peers, technical staff, primate consortium personnel, and the laboratory animal community as a whole is required.
The unit manages a daily caseload including inpatient and outpatient cases, and contributes to other preventive care and research support programs such as weight management, annual and semi-annual examinations, dental prophylaxis, a wide variety of specific research colonies including all age groups and disease statuses. The unit provides occasional coverage for the Small Lab Animal Unit.
D.V.M./V.M.D. degree from a veterinary school accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association; 1 year hands on experience caring for animals in a veterinary hospital including 6 months in a clinical position; licensed in the US to practice veterinary medicine, and valid driver’s license. Ability to effectively work both independently and in a team environment; effective organization abilities, advanced interpersonal skills for professional and effective communication with investigators and staff; ability to operate effectively while meeting multiple deadlines and completing projects simultaneously.
Ability to (1) move unassisted through various animal housing areas located in several separate buildings, indoor and outdoor, and in covered areas that are not environmentally controlled; (2) consistently interact with research investigative staff, supervisors and co-workers, in a positive and constructive manner, to provide research support in a professional manner, and with a service-oriented attitude; (3) use proper techniques to safely perform standard clinical procedures, including accurate calculation of medication dosages; (4) possess sufficient dexterity and manual skills to safely perform (or learn to perform) basic animal handling (using proper techniques); (5) read, write, and follow oral and written instructions, include proper documentation in medical records; (6) communicate effectively in oral and/or written formats with both technical and professional staff; (7) use computer keyboard and to learn computerized medical programs and perform data input.
Experience providing clinical care to NHPs; experience with infectious, neurologic, metabolic, or reproductive disease protocols in NHPs; and boarded in a veterinary specialty (ACLAM, etc .) Adequate knowledge of normal physiological parameters, normal growth and development, and typical disease processes for all age groups and research species cared for in order to ascertain an accurate understanding of the patient’s symptoms. Knowledge and practice of appropriate Biosafely level 2 & 3 procedures desirable.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested individuals should apply via our website: www.ohsujobs.com, IRC40273. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Heather Sidener, Head, Clinical Medicine Unit, email@example.com.
OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that encourages diverse applicants to consider this opportunity.
Training in Comparative Laboratory Animal Medicine
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Posted 7 August 2013
The Colorado State University, Laboratory Animal Resources, in conjunction with the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is offering a post-DVM graduate training position in comparative medicine. The core program includes residency training in laboratory animal medicine and graduate research, and is designed to culminate in both American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board certification eligibility, and an MS or PhD degree. Clinical and didactic training will be performed at CSU in conjunction with combined post-doctoral training programs in veterinary pathology and microbiology. Residency training is facilitated by a diverse and well established program for animal care and use at AAALAC-intl accredited facilities. Graduate research training utilizes modern scientific methodology and encourages independent thought with an emphasis on experimental design, data interpretation, and development of written and oral communication skills. Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree prior to initiation of the program. The CSU comparative medicine program participates in the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (www.virmp.org). Applicants must complete their applications with VIRMP on or before November 3, 2013. This deadline is distinct from other residency specialties participating in the VIRMP. Applications will be reviewed starting on November 3, 2013 for a program commencing on July 1, 2014. Three years of training are supported. Benefits include paid tuition through an employee study privilege and individual health insurance. For additional information and application instructions, please visit the program web site at:
Applications should be submitted to:
Ms. Andrea Franson
1619 Campus Delivery
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1619
tel. (970) 491-7861 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.
University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Posted 31 July 2013
The University of Kansas Animal Care Unit is seeking an energetic, motivated, and customer service oriented individual to join our team as a clinical laboratory animal veterinarian. Duties will include clinical care of University of Kansas animal resources, oversight of colony health surveillance, investigator consultation and support, personnel training, and IACUC participation. Candidates should be ACLAM board eligible. Practitioners desiring to transition into laboratory animal medicine will also be considered. Support and mentorship toward ACLAM board certification will be provided. A Kansas veterinary medical license and USDA accreditation for issuance of health certificates will be required within one year of employment. For more information go to http://employment.ku.edu/jobs/3320. EOE M/F/D/V
Veterinary Duties (70%):
Provide preventative, clinical, and surgical care to research animals utilized by KU-L investigators. Prepare and maintain records detailing diagnostic decisions ensuring compliance with applicable Federal, state, and local regulations. Direct and maintain a health surveillance program to include coordination of requests for importation of non-vendor source animals. Consult with investigators and staff regarding type and number of research animals needed and provide instruction and assistance in the special care and treatment of animals. Coordinate in-service training and orientation programs for animal husbandry and research personnel. Assist the Animal Care Unit Director/University Attending Veterinarian (ACUD/UAV) in establishment and implementation of effective quality control systems for facility management and animal husbandry practices; revise techniques and procedures as required to obtain optimal standards. Provide clinical and didactic instruction to undergraduates, graduate students, and interns on care and use of laboratory animals. Share rotating emergency duty with the ACUD/UAV. In the absence of ACUD/UAV, serve as acting University Attending Veterinarian.
Regulatory Duties (30%):
Assist the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and ACUD/UAV in maintaining compliance with all applicable Federal, state, and university laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines related to animal care and use. Assist in maintenance of Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) accreditation. Serve as a voting member of the KU-L IACUC. Support various IACUC activities including but not limited to veterinary pre-review of protocols, facility inspection, and program review.
Evaluation of the following requirement will be made through information provided through the (1) application, (2) resume and cover letter, (3) interview, and (4) professional references:
1) Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree.
2) Must be licensed in the state of Kansas or eligible to become licensed.
3) Excellent verbal and written communication skills
1) Previous experience with traditional laboratory animal species including experience in a research environment.
2) ACLAM board eligibility
Director, Animal Welfare Assurance
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Posted 31 July 2013
How to Apply: To apply directly to the position please go to www.mghcareers.org and search for req #2243961
Position: The Director, Animal Welfare Assurance is the senior administrator at the hospital responsible for regulatory compliance processes and practices involving the care and use of laboratory animals at MGH or its research facilities. This position reports to the Senior Vice President for Research, the hospital’s designated Institutional Official (IO).
The Director will be expected to establish leadership in the following key areas:
- Supervise the office staff and administrative support of the hospital’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC);
- Prepare and submit semi-annual inspection and program evaluation reports to the IACUC and IO;
- Prepare and submit annual reports and assurance letters to regulatory and accreditation agencies;
- Establish and maintain reliable systems and practices to ensure IACUC policies and protocols are easily understood and followed;
- Monitor laboratory animal care and use practices and procedures for compliance with IACUC-approved protocols and amendments, IACUC and hospital policies, accreditation standards, and legal requirements. This encompasses laboratory animal-related activities both on hospital property and wherever else the hospital is obligated to ensure compliance with laboratory animal care and use;
- Coordinate internal regulatory management of laboratory animal care and use with other pertinent administrative and support entities (e.g., Attending Veterinarian (AV) and Center for Comparative Medicine, Research Space Management Group, Environmental Safety, Occupational Health Services, Partners Institutional Biosafety Committee);
- Remain up-to-date on Federal and State regulations pertaining to laboratory animal care;
- Investigate and document reports of non-compliance involving laboratory animal care and use, including preparation and submission of reports and other documents to the IACUC, IO, and regulatory and accrediting agencies when indicated;
- Coordinate an institutional response to regulatory inquiries and investigations involving laboratory animal care and use with the IO, IACUC, AV, and Office of General Counsel (OGC);
- Coordinate an institutional strategy and responses to animal activists’ threats and campaigns with the IO, IACUC officers, AV, OGC, Public Affairs, and Police & Security;
Requirements (qualifications, etc.): The qualified candidate would have a Doctoral degree in a life science field (e.g., DVM, MD, PhD), minimum 10 years post-doctoral experience and evidence of extensive knowledge of laboratory animal care, use, U.S. regulatory requirements, and AAALAC International accreditation standards required. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and/or Certified Professional IACUC Administrator preferred.
He/she should also have the ability to gain credibility and trust with multiple layers of a complex organization; strong operational management and system improvement experience; excellent interpersonal and listening skills; open, honest, objective manner; ability to interact effectively with all stakeholders; and ability to bring diverse groups to work together as a team.
Employer Information (additional information about the employer (EEO etc.): Founded in 1811, the Massachusetts General Hospital is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Mass General conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States, with an annual research budget of more than $775 million. From basic laboratory investigation to clinical trials of promising new drugs and devices, research at Mass General spans more than 20 clinical departments and centers across the hospital. Our proud research tradition dates back to 1846, when Mass General physicians demonstrated the first use of a general anesthetic, ether, ushering in a new era of surgery without pain. This strong research tradition has carried forward to the present as scientists and clinicians continue to work together to improve the lives of patients through medical discovery. Learn more about Mass General research.
For more information on the Massachusetts General Hospital please visit www.massgeneral.org.
EEO: By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead.
Director, Comparative Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Rootstown, OH
Posted 20 July 2013
The Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, Comparative Medicine. The Comparative Medicine Unit (CMU) is a centralized 24,000 sq ft multispecies facility that supports NEOMED's research mission for the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Graduate Studies. NEOMED's animal care program has been continuously accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC) since 1982. The facility is registered as a research facility with the United States Department of Agriculture and has an Animal Welfare Assurance on file with the Public Health Service. A renovation and addition project is currently near completion that will provide approximately 10,000 sq ft of new animal facility space.
The Director will have a tremendous opportunity to direct a growing animal-based research program that supports not only NEOMED's research activities, but also those arising from University partners and others within the northeast Ohio region. Reporting to the Vice President for Research, the Director will be an important member of the University's research enterprise working in a collegial academic environment in which the animal care program is highly valued. The Director will serve as the Attending Veterinarian for a wide range of traditional small and large animal research species as well as wild animals and advise research investigators in animal model selection, study design, and the proper the use of research animals. The Director will work collaboratively with all members of the research community to maintain an outstanding program of animal care that emphasizes regulatory compliance. Service on relevant University committees and pursuit of funding opportunities for CMU enhancements as needed are important aspects of the Director's responsibilities.
NEOMED is a community-based, public institution focused on the health professions, offering a doctor of medicine (M.D.), a doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D), and a variety of graduate degrees. The NEOMED educational consortium is comprised of the Rootstown, Ohio campus, eight teaching hospitals, nine associated hospitals, two boards of health, the University of Akron, Kent State University, Youngstown State University and Cleveland State University.
Qualified candidates will possess a doctor of veterinary medicine degree (DVM, VMD) from an AVMA accredited college of veterinary medicine and be certified as a Diplomate in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. To be considered, candidates must have extensive knowledge of, and experience with, research animal health care and experimental use, animal facility operation, research animal regulations and policies, and the AAALAC accreditation process. Demonstrated competence in working cooperatively with research investigators and evidence of success in progressive leadership roles in a comprehensive animal care program are essential.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Interested candidates can apply online at https://neomed.peopleadmin.com/postings/search. Submit a cover letter with a summary of professional goals, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references for position #0070. Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
NEOMED is a tobacco free workplace.
The University's dedication to excellence is complemented by its strong commitment to building and sustaining a culturally diverse academic community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. NEOMED is an equal opportunity employer and educator.
Colony Director/ Asst. or Assoc. Research Professor
The Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Posted 12 July 2013
The Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, has an immediate opening for a faculty position of Colony Director/ Asst. or Assoc. Research Professor with a background and interest in biomedical research, or social behavioral management in one or more relevant nonhuman primate species, and managerial experience. The Yerkes Center is a major biomedical research institution that is rapidly expanding with its main facilities at Emory University and 117 acre Field Station in Lawrenceville. This position will be based at the Field Station in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Working within Yerkes, Division of Animal Resources, the qualified candidate will provide leadership to the Colony Management department consisting of the Colony Resources Manager and Research Specialists. This is a senior level management and research position (50% management/50% research). The candidate will be expected to develop and implement a productive research program and provide mentorship to junior associates and colleagues. Will report to the Field Station Assistant Director for all animal resources and colony management issues and to the Center Director regarding research projects.
The successful candidate will be responsible for resource management related to nonhuman primates: monitoring production, morbidity and mortality, developing statistical metrics for animal production colonies to sustain colony size while simultaneously providing animals to meet Center-wide research programs. Will be designated as PI of the Yerkes SPF grant, and will oversee the SPF program. Additional responsibilities include assisting with identification of NHP for research assignment; projecting NHP housing needs; developing plans for NHP acquisition and sales. Works with the Yerkes geneticist to develop and implement genetic based management strategies to enhance the rhesus macaque and sooty mangabey colonies. Supervising the Colony Resources Manager, will oversee the coordination of colony surveillance (TB, viral testing, etc.), and veterinary exams on NHP’s as needed for sales, and breeding group formations. Meet with principal investigators to coordinate research needs and serve as a primary contact for study planning and implementation. Develop metrics to report on unit performance and goal achievement. Responsible for departmental budget: monitoring expenditures, developing budget proposals, and preparing necessary documentation for supervisor review/approval. Provide recommendations to management regarding breeding colony policies and activities such as SOP development or modification. In consultation with the Colony Resources Manager, will be responsible for hiring, evaluation, training and promotions for all direct and indirect reports.
Will also develop and implement a research program congruent with Field Station and colony management research goals. Degree and /or post-doctoral training should be in an area that is compatible with existing resources. Strongly prefer research background in areas such as social behavior in nonhuman primates species, reproductive medicine or epidemiology. The candidate’s interests and background will determine the research focus of this position.
The ideal candidate will have a PhD or DVM degree in a relevant field, plus 5 year’s experience in biomedical research, or social behavioral management in one or more relevant species, and managerial experience. Working knowledge of statistical forecasting methodology preferred. Salary negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
Those wishing to be considered should send an email or mail an attached CV and letters of recommendation to: Dr. Joyce Cohen, Associate Director for Animal Resources, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, 954 Gatewood Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 (email@example.com).
Reference SAR job vacancy # 37934BR
Emory University is an EEO/AA employer
Associate Director of Veterinary Sciences
Taconic, Albany, NY
Posted 12 July 2013
We are seeking an Associate Director of Veterinary Sciences to provide direction/oversight to operations and provide corporate interpretation and oversight on animal care and guidance/regulatory issues. This position will be based in our Albany, New York facility.
Responsibilities include the following:
- Oversees veterinary aspects of Production and/or Service sites to assure the health and welfare of the animals.
- Acts as a member or alternate member for Taconic IACUCs.
- Serves as Primary Veterinary contact for assigned geographic site requirements (such as health monitoring programs, operational changes that affect bio-security, animal welfare, etc.). Provides backup veterinary duty for other sites as required.
- Responds to customer inquiries concerning veterinary/animal care aspects and general questions regarding Taconic animals.
- Determines appropriate procedures to be followed and advises Site Operations on procedures.
- Determines appropriate care of contract (genetically modified) colony management including testing. Performs necropsies and other necessary health evaluations.
- Reviews and approves applicable SOP’s.
- Reviews health reports and assures their accuracy.
- Writes peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed technical papers.
- Presents material at professional meetings and customer visits.
- Assists with training animal care technicians and area technical representatives.
- Reviews current literature, attends appropriate meetings to maintain competencies and bring new procedures to our operations.
- Assures site compliance with guidance documents and/or applicable guidance documents and/or regulations and laws.
Desired Skills & Experience
The ideal candidate will have:
- A doctoral degree in veterinary medicine from an AVMA accredited school AND formal training in an ACLAM recognized laboratory animal medicine program or at least 5 years experience in laboratory animal medicine.
- ACLAM Board certification upon hire is strongly desired.
- Accredited Veterinarian for USDA and NY Veterinary license required within 6 months of hire.
We are Taconic, a life sciences company supporting research to find life-saving cures for disease. Major drug companies, leading universities and government agencies depend on us for high quality products and services that are essential to the drug discovery process.
If you are motivated by new opportunities and seek a stimulating and rewarding career, we invite you to join our diverse team of talented professionals who are dedicated to finding smart solutions to improve human health.
We offer opportunities for career advancement, a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package, including major medical, dental, and vision coverage, tuition assistance, 401(k) profit sharing plans, and more!
Taconic – Your Career for the Future
For immediate consideration, apply online today.
Taconic is an EEO/AA Employer – M/F/D/V
Laboratory Animal Veterinarian and Facility Director
Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan
Posted 4 July 2013
Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), Detroit, Michigan, is accepting applications for a laboratory animal veterinarian who will also serve as director of the animal facilities located at Henry Ford Hospital (HFH). HFH, founded in 1915, is the academic campus of HFHS with a large research enterprise consisting of over $60 million in external and internal research funding. The AAALAC-accredited vivarium (Bioresources) consists of two locations totaling 23,000 square feet and houses a number of large and small species. The director is supported by a manager and a staff of 14.
This position will have primary responsibility for the medical care of all laboratory animals and preventive medicine and quarantine programs, as well as oversight of facilities and staff. Other primary responsibilities include assisting researchers with protocol development, serving on the IACUC, helping to establish animal care and use standards in conjunction with IACUC.
Applicants must have a DVM or VMD degree from a recognized school of veterinary medicine and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the US and eligible for licensure in Michigan. ACLAM board certification or eligibility is desirable. A minimum of 5 years of experience in managing/oversight of a major animal facility, AAALAC accreditation and IACUC protocol review procedures is preferred. The successful candidate will provide comprehensive veterinary care in compliance with NIH guidelines, and all federal, state and accreditation guidelines.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. HFHS is a smoke-free environment. AA/EEO.
Applications accepted through August 31, 2013. Send CV and letter explaining your interest in the position to Margot C. LaPointe, Ph.D., HFHS Vice President for Research, in care of Ann Korinek (firstname.lastname@example.org