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

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

 


Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
WIL Research, Ashland, OH

Posted 11 April 2014

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 or board eligible 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.

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

Posted 11 April 2014

Job Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted 11 April 2014

Join us on the edge of discovery as a Laboratory Animal Behavior Specialist. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s largest medical research facility, has a challenging position available in the Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR).

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

Qualifications for the DVR Behaviorist include a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education.  Candidates must have successfully completed National Veterinary Board certification, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, and have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional veterinary experience. Graduates of veterinary schools not AVMA accredited must have Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates certification. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is essential. A substantial background in laboratory animal behavior is critical.

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

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. A full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long -term care insurance, leave, and savings plan (401(k) equivalent).  Appointments for this position are made as Staff Scientist and are open to all sources. The position is based in Bethesda, Maryland and relocation expenses as provided by the government are covered.  Applications must be received by 5/11/2014 and should be sent to:           

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

Interested candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae (CV), bibliography, and the names and addresses of three references.

Current CV, bibliography and references may be emailed to Dr. Foltz at foltzc@mail.nih.gov                                                                      

DHHS/NIH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Director, Veterinary and Professional Services

Posted 8 April 2014

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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

Posted 7 April 2014

Position Description

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

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

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

Requirements (qualifications, etc.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applications (how applicants are to apply)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted 4 April 2014

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

The responsibilities of this position include:

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

Posted 21 March 2014

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

Organizational Marketing Statement

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

Role Description

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

Organizational Relationships:

Reports to Global Science & Technology (GST) Head

Supervises 2 FTEs and contracted workforce

Working Relationships:

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

Responsibilities

Primary Duties:

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

Qualifications

Educational Background:

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

Work Experience:

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

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

Posted 21 March 2014

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

Organizational Marketing Statement

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

Role Description

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

Responsibilities

Organizational Relationships:

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

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

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

•    Contributes to Comparative Medicine initiatives and strategic plan.

Primary Duties:

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

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

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

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

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

Competencies:

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

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

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

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

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

•    Exhibit professionalism in interactions with others.

Qualifications

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

Educational Background:

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

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

Desirable:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

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

Posted 17 March 2014

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

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

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

Interested applicants should submit a CV to:

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

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

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

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

Posted 17 March 2014

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

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

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

Interested applicants should submit a CV to:

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

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

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

Posted 17 March 2014

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

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

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Educational requirements and/or preferences:

Education:      

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

Certification/License:

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

Experience:

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

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

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

Working Conditions:

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

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Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Posted 11 March 2014

Application:

Go to: http://employment.gsu.edu/jobs/how-to-apply/

Job number: 14000293

Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian-14000293

Position Description: The Georgia State University, Division of Animal Resources, GeorgiaGinvites applications for the position of Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian. Essential responsibilities of the position are as follows:

  • Provide for veterinary medical and surgical care to a wide array of laboratory animal species to include after-hours, weekends, and holidays 
  • Conduct veterinary consultations for IACUC protocols
  • Serve as a member of  the IACUC and participate in ancillary IACUC activities (e.g. semiannual facility and program reviews)
  • Serve as an instructor in biomethodology and surgical workshops
  • Develop additional biomethodology and surgical workshops
  • Teach in the Biology curriculum
  • Oversee the health surveillance and quarantine programs
  • Conduct regular animal facility rounds
  • Assist with compliance efforts (e.g. USDA inspections, AAALAC Program Description preparation and associated site visits, etc.)

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree with at least two years of experience in the field of laboratory animal medicine
  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board eligibility
  • Veterinary license or eligibility for veterinary licensure in Georgia

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ACLAM (American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine) board certification
  • Experience with non-human primates and laboratory rodents

For more information, please contact:  Michael Hart, University Veterinarian and Director, Division of Animal Resources at mhart@gsu.edu

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Assistant Professor Interdisciplinary Research -
Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian

University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

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

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

Requirements:

1.     A Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree.

2.     Active veterinary license in at least one state.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10.  Proficient in computer software applications.  

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

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

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

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Veterinarian
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Posted 3 March 2014

To apply please go to:

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

 or  to:

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

Position:  Veterinarian

Vacancy: # 140151  

Employing Department: Laboratory Animal Resources 

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

Proposed Start Date: As soon as possible.

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

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

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

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

Salary: Minimum $56,898; commensurate with qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Staff Veterinarian
Bristol-Myers Squibb,  Mt. Vernon,  IN

Posted 26 February 2014

To apply for this position, go online to http://bms.com/careers/Pages/home.aspx and register to view current career openings and apply to Job Number #1400917.

Description:

Specific responsibilities will include providing supervision of veterinary scientists; implementing staff training and development to support regulatory compliance; assist with experimental protocol design; providing professional and technical support to the animal users; maintaining the health for all laboratory animals; conducting and interpreting laboratory procedures including electrocardiography and ophthalmoscopy; providing clinical support to the safety assessment and research groups; performing, instructing, or overseeing surgical procedures; and overseeing and evaluating the sentinel and vendor animal health quality assurance programs. Authoring, revising, or reviewing standard operating procedures, guidelines, and research reports are required as is participation in a rotating on call schedule for weekend, holiday, and emergency coverage. These responsibilities are conducted in compliance with FDA and/or USDA regulations and guidelines to maintain AAALAC Accreditation. This position will require the employee to work with chemical, radiological, or biological agents that may be hazardous to health if mishandled. Employees will be required to follow all safety procedures and use personal protective clothing/equipment where specified.

Requirements:

Requires DVM or equivalent plus a current license to practice veterinary medicine in the US. An understanding of the biology and medicine of laboratory animals as acquired by completion of a post-doctoral program in laboratory animal medicine or another veterinary specialty is strongly desired. Knowledge of regulatory requirements and guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals is strongly desired. Experience working in a GLP environment is strongly preferred. Proven excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to interact with and engage well with others within and outside the department at all levels is required. Travel for training or other business needs will be required where consecutive nights away from home occur. The position requires use of personal protective equipment to prevent injuries and exposure to potentially hazardous agents.

Please be aware that you must apply online via our web site to be officially considered an applicant to any Bristol-Myers Squibb job posting.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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Senior Director, Laboratory Animal Sciences
Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Irvine, CA

Posted 26 February 2014

Application:  Karen Fulmer or Brett Phillips

                      kfulmer@benchinternational.com

                      brett@benchinternational.com

Position:  The Senior Director, Laboratory Animal Sciences will be responsible for management of a state-of-the-art animal housing and husbandry operation that supports drug discovery and development projects in multiple vivarium facilities. The incumbent will provide clinical oversight and veterinary care for a variety of large and small laboratory animal species, including non-human primates.  Duties include health monitoring, preventive medicine, quarantine, diagnosis, and treatment for research animals, including the primate colony. S/he will be responsible for budget, manpower oversight, resource planning, vendors, and physical plant issues in overseeing the vivarium operations.  This individual will also have responsibility for maintaining AAALAC accreditation and assuring worker safety and compliance with FDA, GLP, State and USDA animal welfare regulations and will serve as backup to the Institutional Veterinarian.

Requirements for the position:   D.V.M. degree from an AVMA accredited school, ACLAM board certified, and current licensure in the state of California or eligibility.  Ten years of experience in laboratory animal medicine, including three years in managing or directing a facility.  Demonstrate comprehensive professional competency and experience in laboratory animal medicine.  Broad understanding of Good Laboratory Research practices, policies and procedures, USDA and FDA, ICH and MHW guidelines, as well as laboratory animal and veterinary sciences.  Proven management, leadership and interpersonal skills to interface with diversified investigators and internal compliance staff.  Experience with oversight and maintenance of an AAALAC accredited research animal program.

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Assistant Director of Veterinary Resources & Research Support SNPRC
Southwest National Primate Research Center, San Antonio, TX

Posted 25 February 2014

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

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

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

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Senior Clinical Veterinarian
Center of Comparative Medicine and Pathology
Weill Cornell Medical College and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Posted 21 February 2014

Applications:   Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references to:   Neil S. Lipman, VMD, Center of Comparative Medicine and Pathology, 1275 York Avenue, Box 270, New York, NY 10065 or by e-mail to lipmann@med.cornell.edu.

Position:   The Center of Comparative Medicine and Pathology (CCMP), serving both the Weill Cornell Medical College and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is seeking a laboratory animal specialist. Responsibilities include provision of clinical care and anesthesia to laboratory animals; oversight and participation in animal health monitoring, quarantine, importation and surgical programs; IACUC membership and associated activities; and participation with other CCMP professional and senior management staff in programmatic development initiatives, education programs and postdoctoral training in laboratory animal medicine and comparative pathology. Collaborative research opportunities are available and encouraged.  

CCMP is responsible for the care of over 220,000 animals daily, housed in eight facilities in Manhattan, Queens and Westchester County in the NY metropolitan area as well as Doha, Qatar. Programs are centrally managed, AAALAC accredited, and supported by a multi-disciplinary diagnostic laboratory. CCMP has a staff of more than 200, including 8 veterinarians (both ACLAM and ACVP board-certified). Individuals interested in joining a growing, academically oriented animal resource program with state-of-the-art facilities serving renowned institutions are encouraged to apply. 

Requirements:  Candidates must possess a DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited institution; have completed postdoctoral training in laboratory animal medicine; and, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state. ACLAM board certification is highly desirable.   Individuals that are board certified in other specialties, e.g., internal medicine, surgery, anesthesia, or zoological medicine, with a strong interest in laboratory animal medicine are also encouraged to apply. Title and compensation will be commensurate with experience. The opportunity for an academic appointment is available to the qualified applicant.

Employer Information:  Weill Cornell Medical College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

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Director I Senior Director Pathology
Ricerca Biosciences, Concord, OH

Postee 10 February 2014

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.

Ricerca's new Senior Management Team is revitalizing our scientific platforms, renewing existing partnerships and developing new client relationships.  Our experienced scientists deliver world-class expertise and services to help shorten time to IND and bring molecules to the clinic faster. We have the capacity and integrated scientific capabilities, on a single research site in Concord, Ohio, to deliver any size project.

Duties

  • Interpret study results and preparation of study reports for anatomic and/or clinical pathology.
  • Facilitate study design and execution of study activities in order to meet client program milestones and timelines
  • Design protocols for studies to evaluate the potential toxicity of chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
  • Initiate, monitor and/or supervise studies or study phases as deemed necessary.
  • Adhere to and facilitate compliance with GLP regulations.
  • Supervise and assess performance of professional and technical staff and pathology groups, applying improvements needed to achieve industry best practices
  • Perform or consult regarding Lab Animal Veterinary medicine.
  • 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.

Requirements

  • Requires a DVM or VMD and a minimum of 8+ years of relevant experience as a veterinary pathologist.
  • Direct supervisory experience in a nonclinical laboratory is required.
  • DACVP certification is required.
  • MS or PhD in toxicology, or closely related discipline, or DABT, is highly desirable.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and technical writing skills.

To apply for this position, please submit your CV to E-mail Humanresources@ricerca.com or fax 440-358-7003

Ricerca is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Veterinary Medical Officer
Department Of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Palo Alto, CA

Posted 27 January 2014

Job Announcement Number:1027818KD

SALARY RANGE:

$115,613.00 to $150,291.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, January 23, 2014 to Wednesday, February 12, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0701-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Palo Alto, CA View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

 

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1027818

 

Please follow the link below for more information and to apply:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/359415000

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Executive Director, Center for Laboratory Animal Medicine and Care (CLAMC)
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Posted 14 January 2014

Title:  Executive Director, Center for Laboratory Animal Medicine and  Care (CLAMC) Reports to:  Executive Vice President of Academic and  Research Affairs

Responsibilities:  The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston  UTHealth), invites applications for the position of Executive Director of the Center for  laboratory Animal Medicine and Care (CLAMC).  The CLAMC manages and operates all of the animal care and use facilities at UTHealth and provides investigator training and support for its research programs.  The mission of the CLAMC is to ensure the humane care and use of animals used in research and teaching and to support biomedical research in UTHealth's Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health, Biomedical Sciences, and Biomedical Informatics. The opportunity exists for the Executive Director to receive a faculty appointment in a Medical School Department commensurate with his/her interest and credentials.

The Executive Director reports to the Executive Vice President of Academic and Research Affairs and is part of the senior management team dedicated to maintaining UTHealth's prominent position in research, education, and service. The review of applications will begin March 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled; the new Executive Director is expected to begin his/her duties in August, 2014.

The Executive Director is responsible for leadership and best practices in animal care and use at UTHealth, an Association for Assessment & Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC-I) accredited program with the following resources:

1. A highly motivated team of approximately 50 that includes diplomats of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), other veterinarians, and various certified professional staff and technicians

2. An ACLAM approved laboratory animal medicine residency training program consortium jointly operated with Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center

3. State of the art facilities of approximately 80,000 ft2 in six primary campus locations

Requirements:

1. Degree in veterinary medicine from an AVMA accredited institution or equivalent foreign degree

2. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

3. License to practice veterinary medicine in the United States

4. Minimum of five years of significant managerial and operational responsibilities in research animal facilities, including experience in an AAALAC-accredited program

5.Excellent interpersonal/communication skills, organizational and managerial skills

Candidates should apply online at:

http://jobs.uth.tmc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=96292

For more information, please contact: Eric Solberg, Associate Vice President, Research & Academic Affairs; Chair, Search Committee - eric.j.solberg@uth.tmc.edu<mailto:eric.j.solberg@uth.tmc.edu>.

UTHealth is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.  Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable disability accommodations will be provided, as needed.  Additionally, UTHealth extends a preference in employment under Chapter 657 of the Texas Government Code to certain wartime veterans as well as widows and orphans of those killed on active duty.

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Center for Laboratory Animal Medicine and Care|
6431 Fannin Street | Houston, Texas 77030 |
713 500 7732 tel | 713 500 7728
receptionistp: http://www.uthouston.edu/animal-research/clamc.htm

www.uthouston.edu/animal-research/clamc.htm

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