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Clinical Veterinarian, Institute of Comparative Medicine, Columbia University, New York, NY

9/11/19

Columbia University has an opening for a Clinical Veterinarian. The Institute of Comparative Medicine (ICM) clinical veterinarian is an integral and highly regarded component of the biomedical research effort at Columbia University. This individual works closely with veterinary, medical and research specialists as part of a multi- disciplinary team managing various animal species in a biomedical environment. The clinical veterinarian's role encompasses veterinary care of multiple species and ensures that systems and processes meet standards established by ICM administration. The incumbent will be involved in the management of research projects to ensure alignment of research activities and regulatory standards. The incumbent will assure that all tasks are completed in a timely and cost-effective manner while adhering to applicable federal agency and Columbia University policies and procedures. This individual maintains performance levels consistent with and according to Columbia University ICM standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant -
DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited institution, licensed to practice veterinary medicine in NY or another US state in good standing. Capable of getting licensed in NY within 90 days of hire, training or experience in laboratory animal medicine required. Prior experience in an academic environment a plus a minimum of 3 years work experience.

ACLAM board certification or board eligibility highly desirable.

Prior experience in an academic environment and advanced research training (MS, PhD, MPH etc.) with non-human primate experience is highly desirable.

To apply please follow the link below:

https://careers.columbia.edu/content/staff-jobs - The requisition number for the Clinical Veterinarian position is 502776


Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Research Animal Resources, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

9/11/19

Johns Hopkins University Research Animal Resources has a position available for a laboratory animal veterinarian with a faculty appointment in the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology. The successful applicant will primarily provide medical and surgical support for large animal and nonhuman primate research.  She or he will also take an active role in the ACLAM-recognized laboratory animal medicine training program, participate in regulatory activities and conduct clinical or collaborative research.  He or she will join 5 laboratory animal medicine faculty and 4 post-doctoral clinical trainees in providing clinical and research support for multiple species, including breeding colonies of marmosets and pigtail and rhesus macaques.

Requirements include a license to practice veterinary medicine in the US and a current driver’s license. Candidates must have excellent oral and written English capabilities, a thorough knowledge of current US regulatory standards, strong teaching skills, and the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals with minimal supervision. Applicants should also have a demonstrated ability to conduct clinical or collaborative research, a record of customer service, and the ability to seek out, build, and maintain positive collaborative relationships with investigators. Experience and proficiency with diagnostics, advanced emergency and/or clinical care, anesthesia, routine surgical procedures, and research support procedures in multiple species is expected. Preference will be given to candidates who have ACLAM or other clinical board certification and experience with pigs, sheep, dogs, ferrets, rabbits, and old and new-world nonhuman primates, as well as reproductive management of nonhuman primates.

Responsibilities may include: diagnostics, clinical care, and research support for non-rodent species; anesthetic and surgical support for an active large animal operating theater; preventive medicine for breeding colonies of macaques and marmosets; active participation in all aspects of the laboratory animal medicine training program; training for scientists and technicians in research and surgical procedures; conduct of clinical and collaborative research; participation in the institutional animal care and use committee; and consultation with investigators regarding research protocols.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, three professional references, and letter of application by October 10th to: apply.interfolio.com/67986

For further information regarding the position, contact:

Eric Hutchinson, DVM, DACLAM
Director, Research Animal Resources
Assistant Professor, Molecular & Comparative Pathobiology
Johns Hopkins University
720 Rutland Ave, Ross 459
Baltimore, MD 21205
410-955-3273
ehutchi8@jhu.edu


Senior Clinical Veterinarian, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO

9/11/19

Saint Louis University School of Medicine has a January 3, 2020 opening for a Senior Clinical Veterinarian to join a well-established, AAALAC-accredited program. This is a non-tenure research track faculty position. Responsibilities include provision of medical and surgical care to a wide variety of species both ABSL and non-ABSL environments; provision of regulatory and veterinary expertise to researchers via direct consultation, participation on IACUC and/or IBC committees, and review of research protocols; and participation in departmental educational and research training programs. In addition to the service component of this position, the veterinarian will be expected to engage the mission of the University by participating in research/discovery, teaching, and outreach Qualifications: Candidates should have a strong knowledge and/or interest in laboratory animal medicine and facility management. Qualified applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state. ACLAM board certification/eligibility is preferred. Salary and any academic appointment will be commensurate with training and experience.

Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.

Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.

Interested candidates should apply at https://jobs.slu.edu/postings/22196


Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Division of Comparative Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

9/5/19

Washington University in St. Louis seeks nominations and recommendations for a customer-service oriented veterinarian with highly developed interpersonal skills. This is a career defining opportunity for an experienced Laboratory Animal Veterinarian to join our staff of 8 veterinarians in providing laboratory animal services to the research staff at Washington University’s AAALAC-accredited program.

The Division of Comparative Medicine is embarking on an exciting growth phase, with the design and construction a new animal facility, expansion of its rodent health services, and further development of its existing programs in gnotobiotics, large animal surgery, non-human primate medicine, and laboratory diagnostics.  The new facility will have a state-of-the-art vertical vivarium design with  one floor dedicated to NHPs and the capacity to hold 40,000 cages of rodents. Consistently ranked among the top medical schools by U.S. News and World Report, Washington University School of Medicine is one of the largest recipients of funding for research and training from the National Institutes of Health with more than $624 million supporting faculty research efforts; currently ranked 4th among all academic research institutions.

A DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA Council on Education accredited veterinary college or school is required. Candidates must also be a diplomat of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).  To be successful, you will need to be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Missouri. A broad knowledge of laboratory animal health/medicine, diagnostics, pathology, treatment, surgical procedures, and clinical care of a wide variety of research animal species is recommended.

The Laboratory Animal Veterinarian in Comparative Medicine’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Medicine and surgery in a wide range of species
  • Consults with principal investigators regarding research protocols and animal model development
  • Reviews animal study protocols after their submission to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Regulatory compliance, including protocol review, IACUC participation, and training of investigative staff
  • Assistance with facility management within assigned facility

St. Louis is consistently ranked among the nation's most affordable and best places to live and raise a family, the St. Louis region offers many opportunities to watch or participate in a wide range of sports, recreational activities, and cultural events.  Thanks in large part to Washington University, other regional universities, and key Fortune 500 corporations, St. Louis has become a national hub for important research and business development, especially in the fields of biotechnology and plant science.

Candidates should submit a professional CV/résumé and a letter of application via the university’s employment website at https://jobs.wustl.edu/  Search job #45231.  Questions about the position, or nominations of individuals for consideration, should be directed to Nirah H Shomer, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, Associate Vice Chancellor for Veterinary Affairs, Director, Division of Comparative Medicine.  Nirah.Shomer@wustl.edu


Clinical Veterinarian/Attending Veterinarian, Zoetis, Lincoln, NE

9/5/19

Apply at:  https://zoetis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/zoetis/job/Lincoln/Manager--Veterinary-Services_JR00004242-1

Position Summary

  • The Clinical Veterinarian / Attending Veterinarian is responsible for providing veterinary care and oversight for laboratory animals (livestock and companion animals are included) at Zoetis.  He/She is responsible for ensuring the humane, legal, ethical, efficient, and scientific use of the animal. 

Position Responsibilities

  • Exercise excellent veterinary skills to ensure humane animal care and treatment for all animals.
  • Possess good record keeping skills for animal accountability with regulatory authorities.
  • Ensure that practices, facilities, and records are in alignment with requirements of the AWRs and AAALACi using the 9CFR Part 1 -4, Guide and Ag Guide as regulatory and voluntary guidance documents.
  • Serve as Attending Veterinarian on the IACUC participating in convened meetings, semi-annual review/inspections and responsible for timely protocol pre-review.  (IACUC duties may include advising PIs on protocol design, disease interference, alternatives, pain and distress issues, anesthesia/analgesia, and other factors that may complicate or invalidate research results, etc.).
  • Influence and oversee activities related to maintenance of AAALACi accreditation; assisting management in obtaining Site and Corporate support and action where improvements are needed.
  • Oversee and maintain records for controlled drug use.

Education and Experience

  • Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine from a veterinary school accredited by the AVMA (e.g. D.V.M. or V.M.D.) and must possess a license to practice veterinary medicine in any state in the U.S. and possess Federal 
  • Must obtain a Nebraska Veterinary license within one year of hire date
  • Must possess an in-depth knowledge of USDA requirements. Must have two years previous personal computer experience with appropriate software applications (Windows, Microsoft Office Applications - Excel, Word, Power Point, Visio and Access)
  • Possess ability to self-manage and work independently. Assist occasionally with supervisory duties in the absence of CO Manager or Animal Care Team Leader. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and coordinate work, with a high attention to detail, through to completion. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Technical Skills and Competencies

  • Veterinary medical, preventative, diagnostic (including necropsy services), anesthesia, surgical and/or treatment services for all animals used at the Lincoln facilities and oversee and direct successful outcomes for any animal health needs at White Hall
  • Must be able to function in a team environment, but able to develop and drive projects independently to completion
  • Develop, write, edit and train colleagues on job training checklists (JTCs), SOPs as appropriate and supply required documentation of technical training and proficiency of PIs and Clinical Operations colleagues
  • Participate in Zoetis Global animal welfare initiatives as directed by management which may include participation on Standing or Limited Duration Teams (SDTs or LDTs), animal welfare teams, etc.

Physical Position Requirement

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Exposure to temperature variations
  • Disagreeable odors and dust
  • Constant standing
  • Potential animal bites and scratches
  • High noise levels, hearing protection required in certain areas or rooms
  • Exposure to flying objects and liquids, safety glasses required

About Zoetis

Zoetis 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 or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at zoetiscolleagueservices@zoetis.com to request an accommodation. Zoetis 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 possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis.  Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of “@zoetis.com”. In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.


Project Director – Clinical Veterinarian, The Bionetics Corporation, Jefferson, AR

9/5/19

The Bionetics Corporation is seeking a Project Director – Clinical Veterinarian to lead our team at the FDA/HHS – National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) in Jefferson, Arkansas. Bionetics is a government services contractor specializing in engineering and life sciences with locations nationwide. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package to include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401k with Company Matching, Life Insurance, Disability, etc.

Jefferson, Arkansas is located approximately 35 miles south of Little Rock. It offers a low cost of living, a wide variety of outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, hunting, water sports, etc.

The Project Director/Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian oversees the daily operation of the contract at NCTR. This position provides veterinary support as needed to NCTR laboratory animal programs consistent with NCTR guidelines, IACUC and EHS programs. Participation in the veterinary medical care program for other animal species may be included as a smaller component of the duties of this position, and will depend on the needs of the Division of Veterinary Services (DVS) and availability after commitments to the NHP colony are met. Responsibilities include oversight of daily operations to include managing a diverse workforce, interacting with government personnel, ensuring treatment of laboratory animals is in accordance with regulations, providing veterinary support when a DVS veterinarian is not available, etc. May be required to participate in emergency call schedule and after-hours veterinary care, ICU night, weekend, and holiday coverage with other DVS veterinarians as required. All services must be provided in accordance with all applicable regulations. This position actively participates in research protocols as a co-investigator or, at a minimum, provides advice, consultation, and technical/medical/surgical services to the NCTR investigators who utilize NHPs in research protocols.  This position may also serve on the IACUC, or may serve as a resource to the IACUC on matters regarding the health and well-being of NHPs and other animal species.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:  

  1. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent required. Must possess a degree from a veterinary college accredited by the AVMA Council on Education or possess a certificate of equivalency from ECFVG (AVMA) or PAVE (AAVSB).
  2. Must have a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one (1) state, Arkansas preferred.
  3. Completion of a residency program in laboratory animal medicine and certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) with a research degree (MS or PhD) is preferred.
  4. Minimum three (3) years experience required in clinical laboratory animal medicine which must include nonhuman primates (NHPs).
  5. Experience with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) activities and research protocol review/approval process, and/or consultant service to the IACUC.
  6. Possess experience directing a large and diverse animal care and/or technical procedures and formulations service workforce in an AAALAC accredited facility. Also requires experience in managing Occupational, Safety and Health and GLP-focused Quality Assurance program.
  7. Must have knowledge of laboratory animal technician duties and training.
  8. Experience in designing, administering, and directing an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Program required.
  9. Must possess excellent knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations governing Animal Care/Diet Preparation facilities.
  10. Good knowledge of both spoken and written English.
  11. Must be a legal resident of the United States.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides on-site supervision to ensure all functions of the contract are carried out in an efficient, courteous and professional manner.
  • Oversees all aspects of the NHP colony health, including health surveillance.
  • Provides diagnostic support and treatment of sick or injured animals.
  • Directs the preventive medicine program.
  • Assists Investigators with developing research protocols.
  • Provides direction and oversight of colony management personnel.
  • Provides training and instruction on techniques associated with research animal use for technicians and the NCTR research staff.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of the environmental enrichment program
  • Ensures NCTR policies and procedures are followed and keep the contract in compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations and guidelines.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Occasionally – Climbing, Stooping, Kneeling

Often – Reaching, Standing, Sitting, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Talking, Hearing, Seeing            

Lifting/Moving Requirements – Minimum of 50 pounds

ENVIRONMENTAL/Working CONDITIONS:

Work is performed mainly indoors in a laboratory environment and/or in an animal care, barrier facility, surgical or test procedure facility, diet/water prep facility, or animal housing/bedding cleaning and prep areas.  Work may require use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in both areas.  Work area may be prone to hot and humid conditions, and subject to objectionable odors, aerosols, dust, animal dander, and noise. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 

Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
VEVRAA Federal Contractor
Employability in the U.S. and pre-employment drug screen required.

Applicants should submit their resumes to:

Email:  staffing@bionetics.com
Fax:  (757) 952-3700 Attn. S. Hayes


Veterinarian, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

9/4/19

UCSF’s Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) is seeking for a Clinical Veterinarian who evaluates and treats research animals coming into UCSF. Independently performs routine Veterinarian duties and can direct animal health technicians in providing animal care. When needed receives supervision or guidance for cases. Has interest in veterinary and husbandry needs of all research species, including aquatics. Ensures assigned activities adhere to Protocols and applicable United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Association for the Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) regulations and rules.

Required Qualifications

Doctoral degree (D.V.M. / V.M.D.) from veterinary school that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Associate.

Veterinarian License:  Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine any USA state and must obtain a California license within 12 months of hire.   California license must be maintained at all times.

Must obtain and maintain USDA accredited veterinarian status.

Knowledge of laboratory animal veterinary clinical medicine and surgery of common research animal species, including aquatics and nonhuman primates (NHP).

Weekend, holiday and after hours veterinarian emergency shared coverage is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree beyond DVM
Residency training in Lab Animal Veterinary Training Program
IACUC, Biosafety, similar committee membership
One plus years of clinical veterinary practice, private or lab animal
ACLAM Board Examination eligibility
Aquatics experience or interest
Research Lab experience
Supervisory experience
Independent Research

Basic knowledge of federal rules and regulations, Animal Welfare Act (AWA), Public Health Service (PHS) and AAALAC international guidelines

See more details in the online listing.

To apply: https://bit.ly/2WZkyLq

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status.


Fellowship, The North American 3Rs Collaborative Fellowship

9/4/19

The NA3RsC is an organization dedicated to advancing science, innovation and welfare through information sharing among individuals and organizations across the life sciences sector, nationally and internationally. We’ve just announced that we are seeking to fill a paid fellowship position with an individual willing to drive the NA3RsC’s current initiatives while creatively identifying new opportunities to foster growth, reach and ultimately 3Rs impact in North America. We would greatly appreciate any help your organization can provide as we’re trying to reach as many as possible about the opportunity. Applications are due by October 4th and more information on the fellowship can be found here


Assistant Director / Deputy Chief of Veterinary Research Services, Duke University, Durham, NC

9/3/19

Duke University's Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) is actively seeking an Assistant Director / Deputy Chief of Veterinary Research Services to manage the goals and direction of the DLAR-wide research portfolio, including provision of technical services for Duke researchers, along with providing professional veterinary medical assistance, direction and management in the clinical care and maintenance of research animals at Duke University.  A faculty appointment is possible based on credentials and experience.

REQUIREMENTS

The successful candidate must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an accredited program or a certificate of equivalent training accepted by the American Veterinary Medical Association. In addition, certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and / or the American College of Veterinary Pathology is required. A licensure to practice veterinary medicine in a state or territory of the United States is required.

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide management and direction for the veterinary research and technical staff. This includes managing the veterinary diagnostic team, the gnotobiotic core, and research-related functions in the veterinary unit, including provision of technical services for researchers.
  2. Establish goals and objectives of the veterinary research team and oversee budgetary issues.
  3. Serve as the managing veterinarian for the gnotobiotic core.
  4. Diagnose, treat and control diseases and injuries among research animals; perform surgery as needed and prescribe and administer treatments, medicines and vaccines as appropriate.
  5. Consult with principal investigators and their staff regarding animal model development and type and number of research animals needed for their protocols. Provide instruction or assistance with procedures related to animal care in principal investigators’ protocols.
  6. Prepare grant applications relating to laboratory animal care; advise faculty and research staff regarding U.S.D.A. and N.I.H. guidelines on the care of research animals and facilities.
  7. Prepare and maintain a variety of records and operational reports concerning consultations and diagnostic decisions ensuring compliance with applicable Federal, State and local regulations.
  8. Keep abreast of new technological advances in the care and treatment of laboratory animals and provide in-service training and orientation programs to staff and other research personnel.
  9. Assist in effective quality control systems and preventive health programs, revise techniques and procedures as required to obtain desired standards.

ABOUT US

Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina, which is a culturally rich university and located in the Raleigh-Durham area.  The university is within 3 hours of the coastal areas as well as the Appalachian Mountains. The medical school is nationally ranked in receipt of NIH extramural support.  DLAR has a total of thirteen veterinarians who hold positions as faculty OR staff and provide clinical service to centrally managed and satellite vivaria. Animal facilities total more than 200,000 square feet in 14 facilities and research is conducted over a diverse range of scientific areas including medicine, engineering, and basic science.

If interested in joining our team, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of at least three references to Elizabeth Hawkey, DLAR Human Resources Coordinator at elizabeth.hawkey@duke.edu.

Duke University is an AA/EOE.


Animal Resources Center Director and Attending Veterinarian, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

8/30/19

Application:https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/17820  for complete job announcement and application procedures

Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  1. Completion of an accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) program. If degree was not attained in the US, a certificate of equivalent training (e.g. the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG)) accepted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is acceptable. Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state.
  2. ACLAM board certified or board eligible. Board eligible individuals will be required to obtain board certification within the first two years of employment at MSU.
  3. Current DEA license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in a laboratory animal facility with at least five years of experience in a managerial role as Director/Attending Vet or Associate Director/Clinical Vet.
  2. Expertise in germ-free colony management, and non-human primate experience is highly desirable as is managing high biosafety level projects.
  3. Computer literacy and experience implementing software.

 Employer Information: Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans/Disabled


Director, Office of Animal Care and Use, Office of Intramural Research, Office of the Director, NIH, Bethesda, MD

8/30/19

NIH is recruiting for a Director, Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU), to oversee the entire Animal Care and Use program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Intramural Research Program. The NIH is the major biomedical research component of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The Director reports directly to the NIH IRP Institutional Official, the NIH Deputy Director for Intramural Research (DDIR).   The OACU Director oversees policy development and program management for the 24 diverse components within the NIH Institutes and Centers that conduct animal research.

The OACU Director has responsibility for the NIH Intramural Animal Care and Use (ACU) Program as described in the Animal Welfare Assurance on file with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, the Animal Welfare Act regulations and standards promulgated by the Department of Agriculture, and the interpretations of these programs by American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).  Applicants must have a proven record of leadership, management and oversight of a major animal research program and demonstrated experience with the regulatory aspects of animal welfare.  The Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the OACU and staff; the Director oversees the Intramural Assurance process and the AAALAC International accreditation process.  The supervisory and regulatory responsibilities of this position require the applicant to hold a veterinary degree (D.V.M., V.M.D., or equivalent) with board certification in laboratory animal medicine or veterinary pathology.

Information regarding the OACU can be found at http://oacu.od.nih.gov/.  Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments.  A full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, etc.) is available.  USPHS Commissioned Officers are encouraged to apply and may be eligible for Assignment Incentive Pay.  If additional information is needed, please email: joseph.kleinman@nih.gov  or wyattrg@nih.gov.  DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and names of three references to: wyattrg@nih.gov. Please include in your curriculum vitae a description of mentoring and outreach activities in which you have been involved, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research.  Position will close September 30, 2019.

Dave Bodine, Ph.D., NHGRI Chair, Search Committee


Training Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine, University of California San Francisco, CA

8/30/19

University of California San Francisco has and immediate opening for one (1) position open for a Residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine. This is a training position. The objectives of the Clinical Veterinarian contract position are twofold:

  1. Prepare graduate veterinarians for a career in laboratory animal medicine and
  2. Assist them in fulfilling eligibility requirements for the certifying examination for the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.

Emphasis is on traditional laboratory animal medicine and relevant governing regulations. The Veterinarian evaluates and treats research animals coming into UCSF. Performs routine Veterinarian duties and can direct animal health technicians in providing animal care. When needed, receives supervision or guidance for cases. Has interest in veterinary and husbandry needs of all research species, including aquatics. Ensures assigned activities adhere to Protocols and applicable to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Association for the Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) regulations and rules. Participates in the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) processes and oversight functions. Performs on-call, after hours veterinary coverage.

  • Under supervision, the Veterinarian works in four primary areas: large animal clinical medicine, small animal clinical medicine, regulatory and IACUC matters and a mentored research project.
  • The Clinical Veterinarian participates in the UCSF occupational health program, medical health screenings, zoonotic screenings, and similar. Understand and accept that the position has the risk for exposure to zoonotic agents as well as other hazardous agents or chemicals.
  • This position will use personal protective clothing to prevent injuries and exposure to potentially hazardous agents.
  • Note: This is a full time contract position that can be renewed yearly for up to an additional 18 months beyond the initial one year appointment.

The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) is a recharge department providing veterinary care and housing services for all animals used in biomedical research and teaching. LARC provides veterinary medical care and husbandry services, assures compliance with laws and regulations concerning the use of animals in research, and veterinary medical advice to UCSF researchers.

A full description of the program can be found at:  jobs.ucsf.edu
Requisition 53277BR: Veterinarian II


Director, Animal Ethics and Compliance and University Regulatory Veterinarian, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

8/30/19

Job Number: 1903808
Faculty / Division: Office of the Vice President, Research & Innovation
Department: Research Oversight & Compliance Office
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)  

The Director, Animal Ethics and Compliance and University Regulatory Veterinarian is the primary contact in interactions with regulatory agencies and will work with the University Animal Care Committee (UACC) and, the Local Animal Care Committees (LACCs) to provide oversight for the University of Toronto’s Animal Ethics and Care Program (AECP) to ensure that all animal care and use is conducted in accordance with Canadian regulatory standards as set out in the guidelines and policies of the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC), with any applicable government legislation and regulations, with professional and ethical codes, and with policies established by the University. 

The incumbent shall be an ex-officio voting member of the UACC and an ex-officio voting member of the LACCs. This position shall fulfill the regulatory requirement that a veterinarian be a member of an institutional animal care committee as required by Section 17(1) of the Animals for Research Act and the CCAC Terms of Reference for Animal Care Committees. 

MinimumQualifications
Education:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DMV) Degree or equivalent from a school of veterinary medicine recognized by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, and must be licensed by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario. Advanced degree/certificate an asset (e.g. Certificate in lab animal medicine; MSc or PhD in science). 

Experience:
Five or more years of relevant experience in training or experience in laboratory animal medicine and/or biomedical research. Progressive experience in roles that have had animal facility management and quality assurance/compliance responsibilities is an asset. Eligibility for, or board certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) preferred. A commitment to practicing the highest standard of veterinary medicine and upholding the veterinary code of ethics.

Skills:
Strong leadership capabilities, thorough knowledge of provincial and federal requirements; thorough knowledge of animal-related issues including occupational health and safety standards. Demonstrated leadership in ensuring compliance with applicable government legislation and regulations, professional and ethical codes, and organizational policies. Excellent judgment and decision-making, strong interpersonal skills; ability to cultivate relationships and work effectively with both internal and external stakeholders will be essential to success, tact, diplomacy. Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize workload; high degree of efficiency and effectiveness. Superior writing and oral communication skills, excellent organizational, administrative and; initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

Other:
Familiarity with administrative, word processing, spreadsheet and web information technology software packages and for use of personal computers and other standard office equipment.

Travel: Limited 

Notes: Standard hours of work are 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. On call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for emergencies.

Travel required between campuses.

This posting is scheduled to close on Tuesday September 10, 2019 at 11:59:00 PM EST.

Employee Group: Professional / Managerial
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-time
Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: PM 8 -- Hiring Zone: $141,797 - $165,431 -- Broadband Salary Range: $141,797 - $236,329 (Open)  
Job Field: Research Administration
Job Posting: Aug 27, 2019
Job Closing: Sep 11, 2019, 3:59:00 AM

Website to apply: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1903808


Principal Clinical Veterinarian-1911182, Boehringer IngelheimUS-BI Pharma/BI USA,Ridgefield, CT

8/27/19

This position is responsible for providing leadership support to the animal care and use program.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identifies gaps and leads development and implementation of animal care and use guidelines
  • Develops, implements, and documents performance of effective preventive veterinary medicine program for animal colony.
  • Proactively manages uninterrupted veterinary medical and surgical support functions to AAALAC International standards; respond to IACUC concerns in a timely and professional manner.
  • Functions as a resource and technical leader to the IACUC , principal investigators and study directors
  • Conducts audits of vendors of animals and animal related supplies/services
  • Keeps abreast of relevant literature and high level knowledge of laboratory animal medicine and science
  • Mentors and supervises junior staff
  • Provides veterinary medical and surgical care to laboratory animals
  • Assumes delegated responsibility of Attending Veterinarian during absence of Attending Veterinarian
  • Complies with all applicable regulations; Ensures that work performed in area of responsibility is conducted in a safe and compliant manner; Maintains proper records in accordance with SOPs and policies.

Requirements:

  • V.M. or V.M.D. Degree from an accredited school of veterinary medicine
  • 5 years of clinical laboratory animal veterinary medical experience
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state
  • Board certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • In-depth knowledge of Federal Animal Welfare Regulations, AAALAC International (Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals) standards, and GLPs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Eligibility Requirements:

 Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.

Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

Must be 18 years of age or older

Who We Are:

 At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth.

Want to learn more?  Visit boehringer-ingelheim.com and join us in our effort to make more health.

Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Puerto Rico LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; citizenship status, marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition; physical or psychiatric disability; veteran or military status; domestic violence victim status; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Veterinarian, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, CA

8/27/19

The Veterinarian is responsible for the veterinarian care of the live specimens used in scientific research. This may include a wide variety of species. This individual will provide regulatory guidance to insure institutional compliance with local, state and federal regulatory agencies including the Public Health Service/National Institutes of Health/ Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (PHS/NIH/OLAW), United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), California State Department of Health Services, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife. As required by the AWA and the PHS Animal Welfare Assurance, this individual will assume delegated program authority and responsibility for CHLA’s animal care and use program including the authority to implement the PHS Policy and the recommendations of the Guide. This individual will serve as CHLA’s attending veterinarian as defined by the Animal Welfare Act (9 CFR Ch 1 Subpart C2.33 and Subpart D 2.40 Attending Veterinarian and Adequate Veterinary Care).

Minimum Experience Required: 

5-7 years regulatory experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Detailed knowledge of federal and state regulations pertaining to animal research.
  • Working knowledge of applicable scientific and medical concepts and terminology.
  • Maintain confidential information.
  • Interpret and apply ethical principles applicable to animal research.
  • Strong oral presentation skills and the ability to effectively convey concepts regarding use of animals in research to a variety of audiences including investigators and research staff.

Minimum Education/Training Required: 

D.V.M. degree required.

License, Registration or Certification Required: 

ACLAM or similar certification required.

To apply for this position, please click on: https://jobs.chla.org/job/los-angeles/veterinarian/277/12838496 


Assistant Laboratory Veterinarian, Wadsworth Center, NYS Department of Health, Albany, NY

8/27/19

ANTICIPATED VACANCY: Research Scientist 4, Grade 27, Veterinary Medicine

We are seeking a highly motivated and qualified Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) to serve as assistant to the attending veterinarian. This position is anticipated within the Veterinary Science program in the Division of Laboratory Operations, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York. The Wadsworth Center is a large public health research organization serving New York State government. More information about the Wadsworth Center may be found at: http://www.wadsworth.org

The selected candidate will serve as the assistant to the attending veterinarian providing routine and emergency veterinary care in compliance with all federal and state regulations; prevent, diagnose, control and treat animal diseases and injuries; observe animals routinely to assess their health and well-being; supervise the care and monitoring of animals involved in research and in quarantine, barrier, and Animal Biosafety Level (ABSL) 2 and 3 biocontainment vivaria; determine the needs for animal housing facilities, equipment, and services and communicate those needs to the Center; guide and educate Principal Investigators, veterinary technicians and caretakers, and other personnel involved in the care and use of animals; maintain accurate records and documentation required for research, IACUC, and AAALAC; provide pre- and post-procedural care in accordance with established veterinary medical procedures; participate in applied research projects; support Center committees and activities impacting laboratory animal resources (Chemical, Radiation, and Biosafety committees); and participate in audits of the facilities by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), United State Department of Agriculture (USDA), and AAALAC. Duties also include collaborating with research teams on development and planning; data interpretation; and promoting regulatory compliance. Travel between facilities is required.

Qualified candidates must possess a Doctorate degree in veterinary medicine from an accredited College of Veterinary Medicine; two years of experience as a clinical veterinarian in a private practice or laboratory animal setting; New York State licensure to practice veterinary medicine and/or a license to practice veterinary medicine, in good standing, in at least one state and eligible for New York State licensure within one year of hire; the ability to obtain Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration; and a valid driver’s license. American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board certification (or eligibility for ACLAM board certification); a practitioner’s DEA license for dispensing controlled substances in New York State; experience in an animal research environment; and familiarity with the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) international accreditation process and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) are preferred.

Appointment to the Research Scientist 4, Grade 27 ($90,375) is contingent upon position approval and is open to individuals eligible to work in the US. A generous fringe benefits package is also included.

Candidates should submit a letter of application describing their interest and qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, and the contact information for at least three professional references to: Patricia Carola, Biggs Lab Administration, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, P.O. Box 509, Albany, NY 12201-0509; patricia.carola@health.ny.gov. AA/EOE


Director, Animal Resource Program, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 

8/21/19

Dates:  Announced 8/13/2019  -  Open until filled.
Job Number: 90001

The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) at University Park, a major public land-grant research university with research activity exceeding $900 million annually, invites applications and nominations for a 48-week appointment as Director of the Animal Resource Program, and the Attending/Institutional Veterinarian, reporting to the Vice President for Research. The position carries an academic appointment, determined as commensurate with qualifications and experience in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences.

Program Description: The Animal Resource Program (ARP) is an interdisciplinary research support program that provides animal care and veterinary support to over 20 departments, 5 colleges, and approximately 500 investigative staff. The ARP manages the space and animal care in twelve campus laboratory animal facilities including gnotobiotic and ABSL-3 facilities, and provides veterinary oversight for laboratory animals, agricultural animals, and wildlife, at University Park as well as several outlying campuses. The ARP has a staff of 30 including 4 veterinarians. All animal facilities associated with the University Park campus are fully AAALAC accredited.

The University Park campus is located within the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of central Pennsylvania. The area is popular for its mountains, parks, streams, and superb sports and recreational opportunities. State College has an excellent educational system and offers many cultural events.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide continued leadership and vision in planning, coordinating, and oversight of the ARP, including fiscal management, accounting, cost analyses, and establishing rates for animal care.
  • Develop and implement efficient business operations, oversee the purchase of animals, equipment, supplies and services.
  • Participate in developing plans for remodeling or building new laboratory animal facilities, attend planning meetings and workshops.
  • Pursue external funding to support the infrastructure of the ARP and biomedical research community as appropriate.
  • Supervise and support ARP veterinarians and staff members, conduct performance reviews, schedule assignments, and oversee the animal husbandry and veterinary care components of the p
  • Assist with optimizing the physical environment of laboratory animals by advising on proper feeding, care and husbandry, environmental enrichment, and transportation of animals.
  • Ensure that adequate training opportunities are provided for investigators, students, animal care and ancillary staff in animal handling and safety, as well as basic sampling and research methods.
  • Provide general information and research support service to animal users such as consultation on grant proposals and budgets, development of animal models and design of experiments, appropriate animal numbers, housing and husbandry.
  • Prepare grant proposals, conduct research, offer seminars, conduct clinical rounds, and necropsy animals when necessary, teach courses as applicable.
  • Work closely with Colleges and Institutes to develop and implement a University strategy for enhancing research productivity, recruiting faculty, and acquiring external funding for animal research.
  • Serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and other committees as appropriate.
  • Advise the Penn State administration and IACUC on national, state, and local animal care and use policies and procedures.
  • Work with the Office for Research Protections to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and standards concerning the animal care program.
  • Assist with USDA, OLAW, CDC, and AAALAC site visits, audits, and other inspections or reviews as the need arises to ensure the ARP meets or exceeds all regulatory and animal welfare requirements.
  • Serve as a representative for Penn State to biomedical research organizations such as the Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research, Americans for Medical Progress, and the Foundation for Biomedical Research.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will be a graduate of a college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA), boarded by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), and have at least five years’ experience in program management. In addition, a Ph.D. with research experience in a related field is preferred. Excellent communication skills, and a demonstrated record of scholarly activity if an academic position is sought.

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application: To apply, please visit https://psu.jobs/job/90001 and submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position: a current curriculum vitae; and the contact information for at least three (3) professional references.

Penn State has an impressive record of grantsmanship, discoveries, publications, and mentored researchers. Penn State is a Land Grant University located within the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of central Pennsylvania. State College and the surrounding communities are home to approximately 100,000 people, including over 45,000 students. The area is popular for its mountains, parks, streams, and superb sports and recreational opportunities. State College has an excellent school system and offers many cultural events.

Inquiries may be directed to Gary Perdew, PhD (ghp2@psu.edu), chairperson of the search committee. Reviews of applications will start in October 2019 and continue until the position has been filled.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.


Veterinarian II / Clinical Veterinarian,Covance, Greenfield, IN

8/13/19

Applications http://careers.covance.com

We have a great opportunity for a Clinical Veterinarian to join our team in Greenfield, IN.  This role provides laboratory animal medical and surgical care by examination, treatment and advice to ensure adequate and humane veterinary support.

Covance's work in developing new therapeutics has an incredible impact on the lives of millions worldwide. Be a part of this life-saving work.

This role:

  • Assist supervisor to ensure that company policies and practices regarding animal care and welfare are in compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Assist in training of staff including externship program.
  • Serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, as needed.
  • Performs physical examinations of laboratory animals as indicated in protocols and SOP.
  • Performs ophthalmic or other veterinary examinations on laboratory animals.
  • Report all animal care concerns and become involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary.

Requirements (qualifications, etc.)

  • Graduate of AVMA accredited veterinary school or equivalent.
  • 1 year of veterinary clinical experience preferred.
  • Must have a veterinary license in at least one state and ability to obtain a license and USDA accreditation in state within 6 months.
  • Knowledge of small and large animals used in research.
  • Must be able to work in a laboratory setting with laboratory animals.

Employer Information

Covance, the drug development business of LabCorp, is recognized as a leader in drug development because of our exceptional people. At Covance, we embrace and celebrate the different strengths, experiences and perspectives of our 20,000+ team members across the globe. Our team is driven by an energizing purpose to improve health and improve lives. Here, you can play a role in bringing new scientific discoveries to life and make a difference in the lives of millions. And, with our comprehensive service portfolio, you’ll have the opportunity to explore diverse projects and unique career paths across the drug development spectrum. Join us and discover your extraordinary potential.

Covance is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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

7/26/19

SUNY Downstate Medical Center is a non-profit educational institution, seeking a Director of the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM)/Attending Veterinarian, who reports to the Institutional Official and has the following duties:

  • Directing the strategic and daily operation of DCM, including oversight of administrative and supervisory personnel for husbandry, veterinary services, research support, study scheduling and facility design.
  • Fiscal management (cost analysis and cost recovery) and strategic planning to meet projected needs of the Medical Center with relation to research support staff as well as housing and care of animals for research.
  • Serving as attending veterinarian with oversight of all animal care (including ensuring appropriate coverage for nights and weekends).
  • Ensuring compliance with USDA standards and the Animal Welfare Act, the Guide for Care & Use of Laboratory Animals, NIH Public Health Service Policy, DEA Regulations, AAALAC accreditation and all state, county and city rules regulations.
  • Providing oversight of AAALAC reviews and institutional compliance by serving as the attending veterinarian on the IACUC and by communicating with the Institutional Official.

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an AVMA-accredited program.
  • Licensure by the New York State Board of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Board certification by ACLAM or ACVIM.
  • Experience in a laboratory animal facility with at least five years of experience in a managerial role as Director/Attending Vet or Associate Director/Clinical Vet.
  • Direct research experience as a principal investigator or direct oversight of research support staff.
  • Experience with USDA-covered species and large animals, including primates.
  • Expertise in neuroscience, cardiovascular, tumor biology and transplantation techniques in rodents and macaques highly desirable as is managing high biosafety level projects.
  • History of successful grant writing will be considered an advantage.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Ability to analyze, delegate and prioritize resources while maintaining a positive and collegial interaction with faculty and staff at all levels to promote and facilitate effective research.
  • Effective management and organizational skills a must.
  • Experience in a union environment is a plus.
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with implementation of software.

*Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to Gregory.Goodrich@downstate.edu

SUNY Downstate Medical Center offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familiar status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or criminal conviction.


Open Rank Veterinarian – SNPRC, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, TX

7/26/19

Saving Lives With the Power of Scientific Discovery. We make today’s discoveries possible of becoming tomorrow’s cures.

Texas Biomedical Research Institute is one of the world's leading independent biomedical research institutions dedicated to advancing global human health through innovative biomedical research.  Texas Biomedical Research Institute aims to unravel the mysteries of infectious diseases through innovative thinking, creative problem solving and cutting edge technologies.  Since its founding in 1941 by Thomas B. Slick Jr., the Texas Biomedical Research Institute has gained worldwide recognition in scientific and academic communities for the quality of its basic research.

Our scientists work each and every day to improve human health by being a world leader in lifestyle and infectious disease research. Each year, our scientists are engaged in more than 200 research projects and publish well over 100 articles in the international scientific literature.

Located on a 200-acre campus on the northwest side of San Antonio, Texas, Texas Biomed partners with hundreds of researchers and institutions around the world, targeting advances in the fight against infectious diseases impacting our communities around the world, including AIDS, TB, hepatitis, malaria, hemorrhagic fever viruses, parasitic infections and many other infectious diseases.  We also study co-morbidities of infection and vulnerable populations, such as the very young and the elderly and those suffering from cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders. Its staff of more than 350 employees includes a multidisciplinary team of approximately 65+ doctoral-level scientists who lead more than 200 major research projects in the Institute’s three program areas of Disease Intervention & Prevention, Host Pathogen Interaction and Population Health, as well as the Southwest National Primate Research Center.

Southwest National Primate Research Center and Texas Biomedical Research Institute located in San Antonio, Texas are seeking an open rank Assistant, Associate or Full Veterinarian to be responsible for ensuring appropriate veterinary care and regulatory compliance consistent with Standard Operating Procedures and in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act and The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. This includes but is not limited to implementation of the preventative health program, disease surveillance and prevention, administering analgesics and anesthetics, participating in the DEA controlled substance program, surgical and post-surgical care of research animals, diagnosis and treatments of diseases. The successful candidate will provide clinical care and preventative medicine support to the SNPRC’s production, research and retirement colonies of nonhuman primates (NHP’s). Duties may include participating in veterinary care of Texas Biomedical Research Institute’s rodent vivarium. This position will require the person to implement research protocols and provide research support by reviewing protocols, advising Principal Investigators on proper use of animal models, overseeing research procedures, development of research techniques, improve animal care through refinement, welfare and management practices.

Requirements for this position are:  Candidates must possess a D.V.M./V.M.D. degree from AVMA accredited university, valid license to practice in the United States and USDA accreditation or be able to become USDA accredited. Requires two or more years of experience beyond the doctoral degree in primate clinical medicine.  Preferred: Five years of primate clinical medicine experience. Formal training in laboratory animal medicine. Five or more years of primate experience in a laboratory animal research setting. Preferred candidate is licensed in the state of Texas and able to obtain a DEA license. Proficient computer skills (Microsoft, Excel), technical writing skills, knowledge of review and development of study protocols, knowledge of regulatory requirements.

This is a full-time salaried (exempt) position. Texas Biomed business hours are Mondays through Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Texas Biomed is committed to a drug-free workplace.  Pre-employment drug screen is required.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, AD&D, and long-term disability insurances. Educational assistance program, paid holidays, vacation, sick/emergency leave, retirement plan.

Interested applicants can apply online athttp://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.

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status

  • Creating the TIDES of Change in Bioscience
  • Teamwork | Integrity | Diversity | Excellence | Safety

Associate Director,Veterinary Resources/Institute Veterinarian, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, TX

7/26/19

Saving Lives With the Power of Scientific Discovery. We make today’s discoveries possible of becoming tomorrow’s cures.

Texas Biomedical Research Institute is one of the world's leading independent biomedical research institutions dedicated to advancing global human health through innovative biomedical research.

Texas Biomed, a free standing, not for profit private research institute, is an emerging international leader in infectious disease research. It supports ABSL3 and ABSL4 facilities with unparalleled resources, and is the host institution of the Southwest National Primate Research Center. Its campus is on the northwest side of beautiful San Antonio, a diverse and growing city in central Texas, with excellent quality of life and affordable housing.

Texas Biomed partners with hundreds of researchers and institutions around the world, targeting advances in the fight against infectious diseases impacting our communities around the world, including AIDS, TB, hepatitis, malaria, hemorrhagic fever viruses, parasitic infections and many other infectious diseases.  We also study co-morbidities of infection and vulnerable populations, such as the very young and the elderly and those suffering from cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders. Its staff of more than 350 employees includes a multidisciplinary team of approximately 65+ doctoral-level scientists who lead more than 200 major research projects in the Institute’s three program areas of Disease Intervention & Prevention, Host Pathogen Interaction and Population Health, as well as the Southwest National Primate Research Center.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, VETERINARY RESOURCES/INSTITUTE VETERINARIAN

Under new leadership, Southwest National Primate Research Center and Texas Biomedical Research Institute located in San Antonio, Texas are seeking an Associate Director, Veterinary Resources/Institute Veterinarian to be responsible for ensuring appropriate veterinary care and regulatory compliance consistent with Standard Operating Procedures and in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act and The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing and effectively leading the veterinarian staff ensuring optimum animal care and superior staff performance.  Duties include managerial oversight of animal resources maintained by the SNPRC.  Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships while providing and ensuring veterinary care and regulatory compliance.  Ensuring full integration of veterinarian personnel at all levels to ensure optimum efficiency in processes and procedures.  Empowering colleagues to take responsibility for their job tasks and holding individuals accountable for fulfillment of job duties.  Fostering a spirit of teamwork and unity among veterinarians that allows for open dialogue and cohesiveness to resolve issues.  Creating a workplace culture that is consistent with the core values, mission and vision of the Institute.  Providing effective performance feedback through recognition and coaching techniques.  Maintaining transparent communication and ensuring that pertinent information is appropriately communicated at all levels.  Working closely with the SNPRC Director and the existing Associate Director of the Research Resources in preparing base grant renewal applications and progress reports, as well as grant applications for construction, renovation, and primate resource development.  Working with the Institutional Official and IACUC to ensure animal welfare at Texas Biomedical Research Institute.  This includes but is not limited to implementation of the preventative health program, disease surveillance and prevention, administering analgesics and anesthetics, participating in the DEA controlled substance program, surgical and post-surgical care of research animals, diagnosis and treatments of diseases.  (https://www.snprc.org).

Requirements for this position are: Candidates must possess a D.V.M. /V.M.D. degree from AVMA accredited university, valid license to practice in the United States and USDA accreditation or be able to become USDA accredited. Requires ten or more years of primate clinical medicine experience. A minimum of five years of management experience required.  Preferred: Formal training and board certification in laboratory animal medicine. Preferred candidate is licensed in the state of Texas and able to obtain a DEA license. Proficient computer skills (Microsoft, Excel), technical writing skills, knowledge of review and development of study protocols, knowledge of regulatory requirements.

This is a full-time salaried (exempt) position. Texas Biomed business hours are Mondays through Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Texas Biomed is committed to a drug-free workplace.  Pre-employment drug screen is required.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, AD&D, and long-term disability insurances. Educational assistance program, paid holidays, vacation, sick/emergency leave, retirement plan.

Interested applicants can apply online athttp://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.

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status

  • Creating the TIDES of Change in Bioscience
  • Teamwork | Integrity | Diversity | Excellence | Safety

Facility Veterinarian II, Charles River Laboratories, Baltimore Maryland

7/26/19

As a Facility Veterinarian II you will work to ensure compliance with all applicable policies, federal/state/local laws, and NIH regulations governing animal care and use at the National Institute on Aging.  Given the team environment the Regulatory Veterinarian also contributes in providing support in various areas.

Essential duties and responsibilities include and or not limited to the following:

  • Acts as delegated Attending Veterinarian on institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.  As such, reviews all submitted proposals and amendments and works with investigators to meet welfare expectations.
  • Participates in the training and guidance of PI's and their respective staff in technical approaches and ASP support.
  • Conducts post-approval monitoring on approved protocols.
  • Performs compliance reviews and inspections for all sites.
  • Develops and reviews Animal Care and Use policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Manages the rodent health surveillance program.
  • Reviews all requests for animal imports and exports.
  • Provides as needed clinical support for all research animal models.
  • Ensures that the veterinary heath care program is in compliance with all regulations and guidelines.
  • Participates in the development and execution of the preventive medicine program.
  • Works with clients and other veterinarians to establish veterinary and animal care standards.
  • Develops facility policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Must be available on call after hours for emergency veterinary care.
  • Affirms and supports the Company policy of Equal Opportunity through Affirmative Action.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

A top candidate, you will possess:

  • Requires doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) from an AVMA accredited program or ECFVG certification.
  • Maintains licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the USA.
  • Must have 2 years of relevant veterinary experience.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of Animal Welfare regulations and the AAALAC accreditation process.
  • Computer literacy is required to use the electronic animal records program and working knowledge of MS Office software (Word, Excel) preferred.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Duties require a team-oriented approach to solving problems and a proactive contribution positive work atmosphere.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Alicia Miller at M: 714-315-3206 or alicia.miller@crl.com.


Clinical Veterinarian, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

7/24/19

Clinical Veterinarian- Research Institute ARC

Full time Exempt: Main Campus; Mon-Fri 8 AM – 5 PM

We are seeking a Clinical Veterinarian- Supports the mission of NCH while providing clinical oversight/support for research animal care and use, medicine, disease diagnosis and experimental techniques for researchers at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute. Ensures research and clinical activities adhere to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Public Health Service (PHS) Policy, and AAALAC International rules and regulations.

Responsibilities

Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?

The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture  to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.

What Will You Be Doing?

  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience working in small and large animal clinical medicine.
  • Provide guidance to research personnel on animal model and protocol development.
  • Contribute to the management and professional development of the Animal Resources Core (ARC) staff.
  • Assist with the development, review, revision, and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
  • May participate in Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, which may include reviewing protocols.
  • Participate in the veterinary on-call rotation Performs miscellaneous related duties as required.

Qualifications

What Are We Looking For?

To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess these minimum qualifications and experience:

  • Veterinary degree (DVM/VMD) from an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine or ECFVG (Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates) certification with post-graduate work experience at an ACLAM-recognized laboratory animal medicine training program or equivalent.
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the United States.
  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board certification or eligibility is highly desirable.

Your Benefits, Your Wellness:

As an employer, Nationwide Children’s recognizes the importance of the benefits we offer. We also recognize the importance of balancing your work and personal needs.  Our benefits and Employee Wellness package is designed to:

  • Empower you to be a conscientious health care consumer through educational and wellness activities
  • Establish a work environment that promotes health and well-being
  • Support your financial protection and security in retirement

Most of our positions are benefits’ eligible from day 1.

Minimum Physical Requirements:

  • 60% Clinical support
  • 20% Personnel management
  • 10% PI support 5% Continuing education
  • 5% SOP creation and review
  • 100% Kneeling / reaching
  • 100% Finger dexterity 100%
  • Talking / hearing / seeing 33% Lifting / carrying weight 0-20 pounds for 1-5 minutes
  • The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.
  • EOE M/F/Disability/Vet

Please apply using the following link:

https://external-nationwidechildrens.icims.com/jobs/19633/clinical-veterinarian---ri-arc/job


Research Clinical Veterinarian, BUMC Lab Animal Science Center, Boston University, Boston, MA

7/22/19

Tracking Code 1013

Job Description

The Research Clinical Veterinarian role is integral to supporting the mission of Animal Science Center (ASC) at Boston University. This position provides clinical oversight/support for research animal care and use, medicine, disease diagnosis and experimental techniques. Provides oversight and assistance in support of biomedical research for the Boston University Animal Sciences Program. Advises IACUC in ensuring that research activities are in compliance with federal, state and local regulatory policies, laws and regulations that are relevant to animal care and welfare. This position reports to the Attending Veterinarian and Director of the ASC. This position will be part of the ASC vet on-call program and may be called in to support specific projects in the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL).

Required Skills

  • Doctorate degree and 3-5 years' experience required
  • Veterinary degree (DVM/VMD) from an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine or ECFVG (Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates) certification with post-graduate work experience at a ACLAM-recognized laboratory animal medicine training program or equivalent
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine within the US
  • Multi-tasking and ability to work synergistically with other stakeholders including EHS, Facilities, ROHP, Security and Investigators
  • Must be willing to participate in a medical health surveillance program and be able to wear a protective level A suit
  • Participate in ASC managerial and strategic initiatives as led by ASC Director.

The National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) is part of a national network of secure facilities that study infectious diseases – whether they occur naturally or are introduced deliberately through bioterrorism. The NEIDL is dedicated to the development of diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics to combat emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. In addition to Bio Safety Level (BSL)-2 and BSL-3 laboratories, the NEIDL houses BSL-4 laboratories that will operate at the highest level of containment. The NEIDL will add to the growing life sciences industry in the region, throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and across the country.

Individuals seeking affiliation with or employment within the NEIDL may be subject to the following suitability requirements. Failure to meet any of these requirements may result in ineligibility for employment or affiliation:

  • Criminal Background Check:  To be completed in accordance with BU Public Safety guidelines and all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Basic Background Check:  Includes, but is not limited to, verification of:
    • Social Security Number;
    • Academic credentials;
    • Past employment;
    • Licenses and credentials;
    • Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI) check;
    • Credit history check;
    • RMV/DMV driving record, if required.
  • Medical Clearance Process:  includes Research Occupational Health Program (ROHP) evaluation, drug screening, initial psychological screening, and immunization/titer level review completed in accordance with NEIDL Medical Surveillance Policy for all employees working at the NEIDL.
  • Training and Education:  to be completed in accordance with Section 8, Ongoing Personnel Reliability Program, for all employees working at the NEIDL.

Individuals seeking or required to have approval to work with Select Agents will be subject to the following additional requirements:

  • Department of Justice Criminal Background Check and Fingerprinting:  To be completed in accordance with CDC requirements as part of application to have access to Select Agents.
  • Select Agent Use Approval:  to be completed in accordance with all regulations including the requirements of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Please note, any individual working in the NEIDL facility and granted unescorted access, is subject to

  • periodic background reviews, including but not limited to: criminal background, credit history, drug screening, and behavioral evaluations;
  • periodic checks and regular renewals of security credentials, any applicable licenses, and verification of the successful completion of any required training at the facility
  • Search of person, clothing and effects prior to entry into or egress from NEIDL

When applicable, individuals will be required to maintain all applicable clearances and licenses and to disclose any changes in circumstances that could compromise access to the facility.

Continued employment/ affiliation is contingent upon strict adherence, at all times, to all applicable safety and security rules, procedures, and protocols, as well as required training regimens.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
Salary Grade
Grade 78

https://bu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=304088&company_id=15509&version=1&source=ONLINE&jobOwner=1017554&aid=1


Associate Staff Veterinarian-CNPRC, UC Davis, Davis, CA

7/19/19

Expires 09/04/19

Under direction of Senior Staff Veterinarians provide veterinary medical care support for non-human primates in both hospital and outpatient areas. Work as a veterinary generalist providing all aspects of health care and preventive medicine to colony animals (non-human primates) as well as providing veterinary services to investigators. Participate in clinical and research veterinary medicine.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) from an AVMA-accredited veterinary college with clinical veterinary experience.
  • Experience performing veterinary clinical duties in laboratory animal medicine specific to nonhuman primates.
  • A CA State Veterinary License.
  • Applied knowledge of veterinary medicine as it applies to the diagnosis and treatment of nonhuman primates.

Quick Link To This Position:
https://apptrkr.com/1528745

Application Procedure:
To view the complete position posting and to submit an application on-line visit http://employment.ucdavis.edu; Requisition Number #03024180


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

7/19/19

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

Duties include:

  • Provision of clinical and surgical support and coordination of health programs for research animals.
  • Review of animal use applications.
  • Teaching and mentorship of veterinary residents in the clinical training program.
  • Participation in collaborative research efforts with University faculty.

The current ULAM clinical faculty consists of fifteen members; 11 clinical faculty veterinarians, 4 pathologists. Together they conduct a vigorous clinical, educational, research and service program that extends campus-wide.  Areas of research emphasis within the Unit include host-pathogen interactions (microbial pathogenesis and host response to infection), venous endothelial dysfunction, refinement and enrichment effects on experimental variables, analgesic and anesthetic efficacy, and clinical laboratory animal medicine and science.  Additionally, ULAM has a long history of training veterinary residents in laboratory animal medicine and biomedical research. ULAM has been a leader in laboratory animal medicine and comparative medical research since 1962, and has trained a significant portion of ACLAM Diplomates.

The University of Michigan is ranked nationally in the top ten medical schools for NIH extramural support.  It is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a culturally rich university community.  Animal facilities total more than 200,000 square feet in 27 buildings on greater than 32 acres. Research is conducted over a diverse range of scientific areas including medicine, engineering, basic science, and bioinformatics.  All five classes of vertebrates are represented in our daily census of over 230,000 animals.

Send cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of at least three references by September 30, 2019 to Terry Fracala, Executive Assistant, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, Suite G90 Bldg 10, 2800 Plymouth Road, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0614  Email: fracalat@umich.edu

The University of Michigan is an AA/EOE.


Associate Director of External Animal Activities, Novartis, Cambridge, MA

7/12/19

927 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2017. And while we’re proud of that, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives? 

Novartis is looking for an Associate Director of External Animal Activities that will provide robust global oversight and optimize animal welfare and 3Rs engagement with third parties supporting outsourced animal activities including Novartis sponsored research. 

As a member of the Animal Welfare Compliance Team, the Associate Director will participate in ethical review, 3Rs, and review risks including protocol review of external animal studies. 

Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Participates as member of Global Animal Welfare leadership team in support of global AW initiatives.
  • Performs Animal Welfare audits and regular stakeholder management of external animal study partners to assure compliance with animal welfare regulations, Novartis Animal Welfare Policy and Standards, and align animal care and study practices with leading veterinary, 3Rs, and laboratory animal care.
  • Identifies and engages in new opportunities for 3Rs advancements in external animal space.
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert on Animal Health and Welfare of large animals including nonhuman primates, dogs, mini pigs, and rabbits. 
  • Provides extensive knowledge on a variety of animal models of disease and consults with investigative staff on choice of animal models, study techniques, and potential for 3Rs engagement. 
  • Supports a local clinical team to ensure leading veterinary and animal welfare practices. 
  • Member of local management team ensuring animal care and use regulatory compliance with Novartis policies, guidelines, and regulatory requirements such as USDA, DEA, and AAALAC accreditation, as well as facility/program semi-annual reviews. Provides timely identification and resolution of issues. 

EEO Statement: The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum requirements

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with license to practice veterinary medicine
  • ACLAM board certification or ACLAM board eligible
  • 8+ years of experience with providing clinical care for nonhuman primates, canines, rabbits, mini pigs, and rodents.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and expertise in advancing and championing the 3Rs, ideally exemplified through peer reviewed publication and/or presentation at national meetings.
  • Ability to engage in up to 50% travel for global responsibilities.
  • Experience with drug development and toxicology testing.
  • Experience with the CRO environment.
  • Ability to obtain DEA and USDA accreditation and New Jersey veterinary licensure.
  • Extensive knowledge in diagnosis and treatment of research animal disease and conditions.

Novartis offers exceptional benefits and competitive salaries. However, we can offer more:

  • Work with the latest technologies
  • Be part of a world class organization dedicated to providing solutions to un-met medical needs
  • Join an organization that is committed to your development and advancement

Why consider Novartis? 
Transformative medicines need transformative thinking. We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous, and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you are empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges surround you. 

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

Division NIBR
Business Unit CFO
Location USA
Site Cambridge, MA
Company/Legal Entity NIBRI
Functional Area Research & Development
Job Type Full Time
Employment Type Regular

Link to description and application: https://www.novartis.com/careers/career-search/job-details/272110BR


Institutional Veterinarian, Northern Arizona University,Flagstaff, AZ

7/8/19

Northern Arizona University has a dynamic and growing laboratory animal care and use program. We are AAALAC accredited and have a diverse facility with ABSL-3 and unique wildlife research areas. The Institutional Veterinarian functions as an integral member of the NAU animal care and use program. The position combines staff duties as Attending Veterinarian (75%) and teaching and collaborative research duties (25%).   The successful candidate will be expected to be a key contributor to NAU’s growing excellence in research and teaching in the biological sciences.

Key Job Duties:

  • Provides preventative, clinical, and surgical care to a variety of laboratory animal species. The incumbent works closely and interacts with the IACUC Chair, Animal Care Manager, and Institutional Official to ensure efficient operation of the NAU Animal Care and Use Program in accordance with applicable regulations and standards.
  • Provides oversight and direction of activities of veterinary and husbandry management staff university-wide, and monitors compliance.
  • Assists investigators in protocol and animal model development, advising them in experimental design regarding animal welfare and adequate veterinary care issues.
  • Acts as a collaborator with faculty across campus on animal-related research.
  • Serves as the Attending Veterinarian on the NAU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
  • Ensures compliance and quality in line with the expectations of accrediting bodies such as AAALACi, regulatory authorities at the national (USDA) and local bodies, university compliance and ethics
  • Inspects animal facilities and generates reports to ensure humane care and use of animals in research; ensures that all animal facilities are maintained in compliance with accreditation standards.
  • Assesses the need for capital equipment/improvements, supplies and services; takes appropriate action within budgetary parameters.
  • Interprets, implements, develops and/or recommends changes to rules, regulations, policies and procedures set forth by the university or outside governing agencies.
  • Teaches one 3-credit hour course each semester.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent from an institution accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  • Current veterinary license in at least one state.
  • Must obtain Arizona veterinary license within 12 months of appointment.
  • Veterinary experience with laboratory animal species sufficient to qualify as an Attending Veterinarian per the Animal Welfare Act.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience, following receipt of veterinary degree, providing preventative, clinical, and surgical care to animals, particularly rodents and rabbits, in an academic laboratory animal program.
  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board eligibility.
  • Experience with ABSL-2 and ABSL-3 laboratory animal work.
  • Experience teaching in college or university settings.
  • Research experience, especially as a PI or co-PI.

Application details are available at:

https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psp/ph92prta/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&Siteid=1&JobOpeningId=604451&PostingSeq=1&

Please contact David Faguy, Assistant Vice President, Research Compliance David.Faguy@nau.edu for more information. The position closes July 19th, 2019 and review of applications will begin immediately.


Clinical Veterinarian, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

7/5/19

The University of Minnesota, Research Animal Resources (RAR) is seeking a veterinarian with an interest in laboratory animal medicine for the position of clinical veterinarian.  Responsibilities include provision of medical and surgical care to a wide variety of species; provision of regulatory and veterinary expertise to researchers via direct consultation, participation on IACUC and/or IBC committees, and review of research protocols; and participation in departmental educational and residency training programs.  In addition to the service component of this position, the veterinarian will be expected to engage the mission of the University by participating in research/discovery, teaching, and outreach.

Animal research at the University of Minnesota is conducted within the Health Sciences programs in the Academic Health Center (the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Public Health and the Colleges of Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine), as well as in other programs such as the College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science & Engineering and the Hormel Institute.  RAR manages twenty animal facilities on two campuses that are diverse and decentralized supporting a wide range of species and an average daily rodent cage census of 25,000.

Qualified applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school, a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, and the ability to obtain a Minnesota license upon employment.  Training and/or experience in the field of laboratory animal medicine is desirable.  ACLAM board certification is preferred.

Submit applications on-line at https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs (Job Opening ID 331394, Animal Care Provider 2, Clinical Veterinarian).

For questions regarding this position contact Dr. Christine Sivula, Assistant Director, RAR, at sivu0003@umn.edu.


Clinical Veterinarian, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

6/28/19

The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is seeking a high-energy, motivated, and customer service oriented individual to join our team as a clinical laboratory animal veterinarian and Assistant Director. Research programs at IUSM encompass a broad range of biomedical research activities, including cardiovascular disease models, alcoholism, hematopoietic cancer, behavioral research, and gene therapy. The LARC provides care and housing for multiple species of laboratory animals with a major emphasis on swine, dogs, rabbits, rodents, and zebrafish. Our AAALAC, International accredited program consists of approximately 90 animal program staff, including six veterinarians.

This is a non-tenure research track faculty position. Duties will include provision of clinical care, surgery, oversight of colony health surveillance, investigator consultation and support, personnel training, and IACUC participation.

Veterinary Duties (70%):

  • Provide preventative, clinical, and surgical attention to research animals at IUSM and to any contract facilities affiliated with IUSM
  • Perform clinical rounds and help maintain animal health records in a manner ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations
  • Participate in animal health surveillance programs and assist with imports and exports.
  • Consult with investigators and staff to provide instruction and assistance in the housing, care and treatment of animals.
  • Assist investigators in providing surgery and aftercare.
  • Participate in training programs for animal husbandry and research personnel.
  • Assist the Attending Veterinarian by establishing and implementing effective quality control systems for animal husbandry practices; revise techniques and procedures as required to obtain optimal standards; assist in SOP and policy development.
  • Provide clinical and didactic instruction to veterinary residents, interns, and veterinary students on the care and use of laboratory animals.
  • Provide clinical care to animals in specialty areas such as in GLP or ABSL-3 restricted areas.
  • Direct and indirect supervision of veterinary technical staff will be obligatory.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Associate Director. Share after-hours emergency duty with other veterinary staff on a rotating basis.

Regulatory Duties (30%):

  • Assist the IUSM Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Attending Veterinarian in maintaining compliance with all applicable federal and state animal care and use regulations and university policies.
  • Assist in maintenance of AAALAC, International accreditation. Support various IACUC activities including but not limited to veterinary review of protocols, facility inspections, lab inspections, program review, and post-approval monitoring.
  • Provide consultation and mentorship to investigators regarding anesthesia, analgesia, breeding, and other study-related needs related to protocol development.
  • Serve on other campus regulatory committees as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Have a minimum of 2 year’s post-DVM clinical experience (in private practice, or in an institutional/academic setting) and be familiar with the husbandry and management of USDA-regulated species and rodents.
  • Possess a strong background in clinical medicine and surgery along with an ACLAM board-eligible status.
  • Obtain an Indiana veterinary medical license, state and federal controlled substance registrations, and USDA accreditation for issuance of health certificates within 6 months of employment.

Application Process:

To learn more about this opportunity or to apply, visit the website http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/7377.

Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Robin Crisler, DVM at crisler@iupui.edu.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.


Laboratory Animal Clinical Veterinarian, ICON Government and Public Health Solutions (GPHS), Frederick, MD

6/24/19

ICON Government and Public Health Solutions (GPHS) specializes in preclinical through phase IV support of clinical research and clinical trial services for biologics, drugs, and devices. We help our customers get their products to market faster with a wide array of research, regulatory, and sponsor services both within the US and around the globe and respond rapidly to global health crises.

Essential Functions:

The contractor shall serve as a Laboratory Animal Clinical Veterinarian, providing clinical and research support at various levels of biocontainment, including BSL-2, 3, and 4. The contractor shall assist military veterinarians in providing clinical medicine services for laboratory animals, to include but not limited to non-human primates, rodents, rabbits and large animal species. Veterinary clinical medicine services include routine physical examinations and evaluation, and diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries.

The candidate will be expected to perform the following specific tasks:

  • Perform surgical procedures as required for treatment of research animal illnesses or injuries and in support of research protocols.
  • Provide oversight of veterinary technicians to ensure proper procedures are followed.
  • Perform/assist with imaging procedures such as radiography and ultrasound.
  • Provide instructions to veterinary technicians and animal caretakers for any required treatments or other follow-up procedures or observations.
  • Document surgical procedures in animal medical records and surgery log books using the forms provided.
  • Document medical evaluations and treatments
  • As required by specific animal research protocols, documentation shall be performed to standards required by the Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulations.
  • Immediately notify designated government representatives of any treatment, diagnostic, or surgery failures so follow-up actions can be initiated.
  • Monitor certification/maintenance dates on medical equipment and notify the appropriate personnel in a timely fashion of certifications that are coming due.
  • Provide training to USAMRIID personnel as requested.  Some areas of instruction may include, but are not limited, to physical examination and observation of animals, collection of various bio samples, safe work practices, and procedures and topics of interest in the animal research environment.
  • Notify the personnel assigned to veterinarian clinical sections of medical supply and instrument needs.

Candidates for positions under ICON Government and Public Health Solutions contracts with the Department of Defense (DoD) may be required to pass one or more background/security investigations conducted by the DoD, U.S. Army, or other Federal Government agency.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in Veterinary clinical medicine at the time of hire
  • Must be a licensed in the United States as veterinarian
  • Experience in an animal research environment is preferred
  • The Contractor shall be knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • May be required to work off hours as needed, on an occasional basis
  • Enrollment in the Biological Personnel Reliability Program (BPRP) for handling select agents is required and must be maintained
  • Must be a US citizen

For the complete job description and to apply: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/CLI1006CLREM/JobBoard/ce6bab54-6f35-4433-aafa-26ddfabe3c9a/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=ebb2fb5f-21f0-481c-9862-4a216994c4ae

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


University Veterinarian (#F1353PO), The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

6/24/19

The University Veterinarian (UV) is a full-time position, reporting to the Vice President for Research, responsible for the care of all animals involved in teaching and research at UVM. Additionally, the UV has oversight of all teaching and research animal facilities at the University of Vermont. These facilities are located on the University campus in Burlington, on Spear Street in South Burlington, in Colchester and in Weybridge, VT. The UV is responsible for compliance with federal, state and university regulations, policies and procedures in an AAALAC-accredited program of teaching and research and serves as the University spokesperson on animal care related issues. The UV is the Attending Veterinarian and a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

The UV is the primary contact with the contract staffing vendor who manages the research animal facilities. The UV works closely with contract staffing management and staff and, with the unit business manager, has oversight responsibility for them. In addition to the laboratory animal facilities, the UV provides oversight of the health management and animal welfare for livestock animals (cattle and horses) in the UVM teaching facilities on Spear Street and the Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge. The UV directs the Office of Animal Care Management, which provides support for investigators in animal procurement and supports research operations by collecting census data, billing researchers for animal care services, and providing data regarding animal usage to the IACUC.

The UV is responsible for colony health management in the research animal facilities, including biosecurity, routine health monitoring, developing standard treatment plans for clinical diseases, and supervising the veterinary technicians. The UV also participates in the clinical management of cases and in the emergency call schedule for the research animal facilities. The UV trains investigators, employees and students in anesthesia, analgesia, surgical procedures and other topics relating to animal well-being, advises investigators in the development of new experimental procedures and protocols, and conducts post-approval monitoring of research activities.

In addition to the duties of the UV described above, the successful candidate may be interested in opportunities to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in relevant academic departments, to serve on graduate student committees and other university committees, and to collaborate in research activities.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are required to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Minimum qualifications: Veterinary medical degree (DVM or VMD), license in veterinary medicine in at least one state of the U.S., significant experience in laboratory animal medicine (residency or five years of experience). Eligibility for Laboratory Animal Medicine board-certification (ACLAM) highly desirable.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any category legally protected by federal or state law.

For more information about this posting, or to apply, please go to: http://www.uvmjobs.com.


Operations Manager, Primate Clinical Medicine Services, University of California Davis, Davis, CA

6/19/19

Salary: $7,425.00 - $13,116.67/MO (Budgeted Starting Salary) COE

Final Filing Date: 08-30-2019 

Position Description:

The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) at UC Davis is an Organized Research Unit which conducts interdisciplinary research programs on significant human health related problems where non-human primates are the animal models of choice. In addition to its major efforts in the area of research, the CNPRC is also committed to its missions of teaching and service.

Under limited direction of the Senior Manager for Primate Medicine, the Operations Manager for Clinical Medicine Services will provide appropriate clinical environment to support biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues and nonhuman primate health and biology.

The Operations Manager of Primate Medicine Services is expected to assure that clinical needs of the hospital and outpatient services areas meet CNPRC's colony management and academic research goals and objectives. Manage the hospital and outpatient areas to assure animal health is a top priority and manage the highest quality of clinical care that includes but not limited to provision of clinical procedures, minor surgical procedures, dental manipulations, medical treatments, and implementation of preventative care to a large non-human primate animal colony.

Assure that clinical and research support services meets CNPRC academic research goals and objectives, ensures regulatory compliance, and ensures animal welfare. Within the limits of available resources, the Operations Manager must provide the components necessary to ensure a high level of animal care (nonhuman primates) in veterinary medicine.

Manage and provide quality and efficient clinical veterinary medicine services. Support professional veterinary staff and the AHT 4 Supervisor. Manage the veterinary student employee program. Conduct analysis and evaluations of the veterinary program with the goals of improving efficiency and efficacy of colony care and veterinary research support. Review practices for purchasing, billing and workflow to improve cost control and efficiency.

Work with other areas in Primate Services to facilitate integration and coordination. Oversee the provision of daily medical care and associated workflow, leading and guiding as well as providing in-service training to professional veterinarians and technical staff in the implementation of medicine and care. Participate with PIs and researchers in the development of research protocol design, implementation and program development. Collaborate and provide clinical research consultation and veterinary medical care management of project animals. Participate and collaborate on multidisciplinary and independent clinical research activities supporting CNPRC research goals and objectives. Maintain and provide expert clinical and medical guidance and advice regarding care and use of nonhuman primates to research scientists and managing all medical and clinical care activities.

Oversee the maintenance of clinical support equipment. Encourage the participation of all staff to represent primate medicine services on a national and international level through participation in workshops, webinars, and other venues. Responsible for assisting Management with maintaining USDA, NIH, and other federal, state, and local regulations and AAALAC guidelines.

Qualifications/Experience:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary medical college or school and eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of California. Board-certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Successful completion of a residency program in Laboratory Animal Science. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in laboratory animal medicine and 3 years of experience managing a complex research and teaching primate hospital with an outpatient unit with a focus on streamlining efficiency and effectiveness of clinical medical care, animal preventative and emergency care programs. 
  • Managerial experience in preventive medicine programs required for laboratory housed nonhuman primates, including vaccination, parasitology, bacteriology, and virology screening programs. 
  • Senior-level professional veterinary experience in clinical medicine as it applies to diagnostics, surgical procedures, and medical treatment of a wide variety of laboratory animals such as nonhuman primates, rodents, agricultural species, and other exotic species. 
  • Senior clinician level of knowledge and/or experience in medical primatology as it applies to diagnostics, surgical procedures, and medical treatment of nonhuman primates. Proven clinical care program management focused on clinical and surgical skills. 
  • Professional level experience in management of professional veterinary staff and technicians with an emphasis on preventative medicine in a large and complex animal research facility, and focused on research facilitation. 
  • Knowledge of institutional, local, state, national, and international rules and regulations governing the use and care of laboratory animals (USDA Animal Welfare Act, ILAR Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Endangered Species Act, FDA Good Laboratory Practice Regulations, and California Public Health Law). 
  • Managerial-level knowledge of humane care, use, and housing of animals with understanding of standards and guidelines as established by the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC). 
  • Experience to analyze, prioritize, and delegate resources while managing multiple projects and programs. 
  • Experience in process improvement management with a focus on quality of care and service. 
  • Experience addressing sensitive issues; experience in communications associated with the use of laboratory animals such as nonhuman primates in biomedical and translational research.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • USDA accreditation to perform federally mandated duties associated with operation of a laboratory animal research facility. 
  • Experience working with a variety of nonhuman primate species or other complex animal models. 
  • Experience using strategic budget/accounting skills to produce a budget plan and rates; forecast trends; to conduct periodic cost analyses of operations; and to share per diem costs with clients and projected recharge and per diem costs with investigators. 
  • Skills to assess ongoing and potentially changing personnel needs within the established budget and requests for revisions to the budget. 
  • Skills to establish influence and maintain collaborative relationships with diverse individuals (faculty, staff, students, and industry stakeholders) while providing and ensuring quality veterinary care and programmatic and regulatory compliance. 
  • Management experience to hire, train, develop, mentor and effectively manage employees (professional, represented and technical) and ensure smooth day-to-day operations. 
  • Contributions to the field of laboratory animal research and/or medicine at local and national levels. 
  • Experience with meeting animal care, housing, and research regulatory requirements. 
  • Experience in grant proposal preparation, preferably NIH format. 
  • BioSafety, Crisis Management, and Occupational Health and Safety Training. 
  • Knowledge of gross necropsy procedures and basic histopathology of nonhuman primates. 
  • Skills to teach in a classroom and clinical settings, seminar format, and on a one-to-one basis. 
  • Skills to give written and oral presentations at national and international meetings. 
  • Management experience and expertise to support biomedical research, facilitate research needs, and work with investigators.

Application Procedure:

To view the complete position posting and to submit an application on-line visit:
http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=163273
Requisition Number #03023297

The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) at UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator & Employer (A.A./E.O.E.E.) 


Facility Veterinarian, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Research Services, Division of Veterinary Resources, National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, MD

6/19/19

Join us on the edge of discovery as a Facility Veterinarian within the Veterinary Medicine Branch (VMB), Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR). The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s largest medical research facility, has an exciting position available that requires leadership and expertise in laboratory animal medicine. The VMB: (1) provides medical care to research animals and technical support to Investigators utilizing animals; (2) consults and collaborates with the intramural community and their veterinary staff on the veterinary aspects of protocol design; (3) provides oversight of animal imports into NIH facilities while maintaining biosecurity of existing colonies; (4) provides a pharmacy for the NIH laboratory animal community; and (5) manages and maintains a centralized surgical, intensive care and diagnostic imaging service for NIH intramural animal protocols.

This position primarily entails responsibility for a facility housing non-human primates but will also include coverage for veterinarians responsible for facilities housing multiple species.  The candidate will participate in and direct the application of veterinary care and medical oversight for the animal colony to include preventative medicine, health surveillance, medical treatment, research support, anesthesia, survival and non-survival surgical manipulations, the use of biological, radiological and chemical hazards and animal transfers within and between institutions.  The Facility Veterinarian also participates in site visits and routine inspections by internal and external oversight organizations, acts as a liaison between DVR and the NIH Intramural research staff and is responsible for ensuring and overseeing compliance with all applicable regulations, policies and standard operating procedures.

The Facility Veterinarian works with and reports to the VMB Chief to ensure the success of the mission of DVR: “…to contribute to the advancement of NIH biomedical research mission by providing excellence in animal care and specialized research services to the support the NIH intramural research mission.  DVR is a centrally managed AAALAC accredited program that is responsive, efficient, and accountable to the NIH researchers’ needs.”

Qualifications for the position 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, and licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least 1 state. Graduates of veterinary schools not AVMA accredited must have Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates certification. The successful candidate will be a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or ACLAM board eligible. Supervisory or leadership experience is also preferred.

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 duty stations for this position are Bethesda and Poolesville, Maryland.  Applications must be received by July 15, 2019.        

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. Jill Ascher, DVR Director, at oddvrdir@mail.nih.gov.


Residency Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA

6/19/19

The Salk Institute Animal Resources Department (ARD) has one (1) position open for a Residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM) starting September 3rd, 2019. The program is designed to prepare veterinarians for a career in LAM. The residency is approved by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and fulfills eligibility requirements for the ACLAM certifying examination. The resident will rotate within the ARD services and gain experience in the medical, surgical, anesthetic and behavioral management of a variety of laboratory animal models used at the Institute, including, but not limited to, mice, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, naked mole rats and nonhuman primates. Residents will have the opportunity to spend time at collaborating institutions in San Diego and elsewhere to be exposed to other species. Residents will also participate in the activities of the Salk IACUC. The residency is a 36-month program with a 24-month period dedicated to clinical activities and a 12-month period largely focusing on basic or laboratory animal research. A full description of the program can be found at: https://www.salk.edu/about/careers/.
Requirements:

  • DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA‐accredited school (or completed all ECFVG or PAVE requirements);
  • Strong Interest in laboratory animal medicine and developing expertise in research;
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in California or another US state in good standing. Capable of getting licensed in California within 90 days of hire;
  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment;
  • Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation.

Special Requirements:

  • Rotating weekend duties required;
  • Must be able to work in a controlled environment wearing personal protective attire;
  • As a safeguard for employees and animals, all ARD employees may be subject to vaccines/tests/physical exams prior to working with specific animals or animal populations as required by research needs including but not limited to: TB Testing/Clearance (every six months / twice a year)/Hepatitis B (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)/Rabies (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)/Tetanus (vaccination < 10 years)/Diphtheria (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)/Measles (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)/Periodic physical exams (may include respirator fit test)/Other vaccines/tests as required by Occupational Health & Safety standards.

Interested persons should apply to this position via https://www.salk.edu/about/careers/ before July 15, 2019. Selected applicants will be required to furnish a cover letter stating career goals and their curriculum vitae, veterinary and graduate school transcripts, and the names, addresses, e‐mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least 3 professional references (additional references may be required).


Chair, Department of Comparative Medicine, Director, Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Bastrop, TX

6/17/19

The Department of Comparative Medicine  at MD Anderson Cancer Center seeks a Chair/Director to oversee all operations of the Michale E. Keeling Center in Bastrop, Texas.

The Department and Center maintain national research resources primarily focused on non-human primates that are supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health. Research is aimed at addressing severe diseases that impact both human and animal health. The Department also maintains a preclinical studies program that conducts GLP-compliant evaluations of novel therapeutics prior to clinical studies in humans.

The Chair/Director serves as chief operating officer and is responsible for the performance and evaluation of all programs, personnel and resources. The Chair/Director is responsible for recruitment, retention and career development of departmental faculty and staff and oversees and encourages their participation in collaborative research in alignment with the overall mission of the institution of eliminating cancer through outstanding programs in patient care, research, prevention and education.

The Chair/Director serves as, or appoints, the Attending Veterinarian and is responsible for overseeing the Keeling Center’s animal care and use program in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines, and for maintaining AAALAC accreditation. The Chair/Director reports to the Chief Scientific Officer.

Candidates must be established in the field of research related to comparative medicine or biomedical research, at the rank of full professor or comparable administrative position, and  must have experience directing an animal-related research program and experience in preclinical studies. Preferred candidates will have experience in programs in comparative medicine and laboratory programs focused on non-human primates, including serving as an active member on Institutional Animal Care and Use or Institutional Biosafety Committees, as well as experience conducting GLP-compliant studies in a regulated research environment. One or more of the following terminal degrees are required: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) from an AVMA accredited school, Medical Doctor (M.D.) from an AMA accredited school, or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. or equivalent) from an accredited academic institution. If terminal degree is a D.V.M., candidate must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in one or more states within the U.S. and have specialty board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, or the European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ECLAM). If terminal degree is a M.D. or Ph.D., post professional training/experience in non-human primate research is required. Candidates should be eligible for state and federal registration to handle controlled substances as a practitioner or researcher.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent that includes a statement of goals, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to compmedchairsearch@mdanderson.org by August 1, 2019.

MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke-free and drug-free environment.


Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Office of Research Services, Division of Veterinary Resources. Bethesda and Poolsville, MD

6/11/19

Join us on the edge of discovery as the Chief of the Veterinary Medicine Branch (VMB), Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR). The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s largest medical research facility, has a challenging position available that requires leadership and expertise in laboratory animal medicine. The VMB: (1) provides medical care to research animals and technical support to Investigators utilizing animals; (2) consults and collaborates with the intramural community and their veterinary staff on the veterinary aspects of protocol design; (3) provides oversight of animal imports into NIH facilities while maintaining biosecurity of existing colonies; (4) provides a pharmacy for the NIH laboratory animal community; and (5) manages and maintains a centralized surgical, intensive care and diagnostic imaging service for NIH intramural animal protocols.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the VMB in DVR-managed facilities on the Bethesda and Poolesville campuses by planning, managing and coordinating VMB resources and clinical/technical programs to ensure high quality veterinary care, research support, regulatory compliance, and AAALAC accreditation.  Oversight of the VMB includes work with scientific investigators, veterinarians, veterinary and research support technicians, other DVR team members, and administrators.  The VMB Chief must possess leadership skills to guide a large team and program to effectively support the NIH intramural research mission.  The VMB Chief works with and reports to the DVR Director to ensure the success of the mission of DVR: “…to contribute to the advancement of NIH biomedical research mission by providing excellence in animal care and specialized research services to the support the NIH intramural research mission.  DVR is a centrally managed AAALAC accredited program that is responsive, efficient, and accountable to the NIH researchers’ needs.”

Qualifications for the VMB Chief 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.  Graduates of veterinary schools not AVMA accredited must have Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates certification. Candidates must be Diplomates of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.  Candidates must also have experience as a supervisor / leader of at least one component of a laboratory animal medicine program.

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 duty stations for this position are Bethesda and Poolesville, Maryland.  Applications must be received by July 8, 2019.

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. Jill Ascher, DVR Director at oddvrdir@mail.nih.gov

DHHS/NIH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER