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Faculty Veterinarian
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

The Emory University School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a veterinarian to join a well-established, AAALAC-accredited program.  Responsibilities involve the comprehensive practice of laboratory animal medicine with a focus on clinical care for a primarily rodent-based census and oversight of the rodent managed breeding service. Additional clinical responsibilities include providing veterinary care and anesthesia support for a variety of non-rodent models.  The position will also include research support, IACUC participation, and didactic and clinical training of laboratory animal veterinary residents. 

Qualifications:  Candidates should have a strong knowledge and/or interest in laboratory rodent medicine and management and must be qualified by licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.  Specialty training in laboratory animal medicine and eligibility to sit for the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board exam are required.  Salary and any academic appointment will be commensurate with training and experience.

Applicants should send a letter of introduction and a Curriculum vitae by March 31, 2016 to Michael J. Huerkamp, DVM, Professor of Pathology and Director, Division of Animal Resources, 615 Michael Street, Suite G02, Atlanta, GA 30322; mhuerka@emory.edu.

Emory University is an EEO/AA employer.

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Veterinarian
Tulane National Primate Research Center
Covington, LA

The Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) has experienced growth to its animal resource and research programs and is seeking applications for the position of veterinarian within the Division of Veterinary Medicine to help meet the needs of the program.  

The TNPRC is one of seven National Primate Research Centers in the U.S.  The TNPRC is an AAALAC International accredited facility housing approximately 4,500 nonhuman primates (NHP) of six different species.  TNPRC’s research program is focused on infectious disease with a concentration on the study of AIDS.  Other areas of research involve gene therapy, biodefense, enteric disease, NHP behavior and NHP medicine and surgery.

Responsibilities of the position include general medical and surgical care of breeding colony and research animals, provision of research support, and training of investigators, laboratory animal medicine residents, veterinary students and technicians.  The successful candidate will join a team of 7 ACLAM board certified veterinarians in the Division of Veterinary Medicine and will be provided opportunities to participate in the conduct of independent or collaborative research.

The candidate must hold a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited college of veterinary medicine and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in one of the 50 states.  ACLAM board eligibility is required.  The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to interact positively with others with an orientation toward team science, intellectual curiosity, and demonstrated initiative toward continuous improvement. The successful candidate will have opportunities to develop collaborative and/or independent research programs.

This position will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected.

Interested persons should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references to: Rudolf P. Bohm, Jr., DVM, Associate Director and Chief Veterinary Medical Officer, Tulane National Primate Research Center, 18703 Three Rivers Road, Covington, LA 70433. For more information call (985) 871-6266 or email bohm@tulane.edu.

Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.


Principal Scientist, Clinical Veterinarian
Pfizer
Groton, CT

We are looking for an experienced individual to support Comparative Medicine by delivering high quality clinical veterinary medicine and surgery throughout the animal facilities. There is regular interaction with colleagues fulfilling the key regulatory responsibilities of the applicable local regulations and AAALAC International guidelines. The successful candidate will also oversee aspects of veterinary care delegated to veterinary staff.

This role requires refinement of veterinary clinical skills in laboratory animal medicine and the Comparative Medicine discipline with the opportunity to influence a culture for flawless animal care and welfare. There is opportunity to work with Comparative Medicine colleagues globally. Development of an in-depth understanding of one or more aspects of laboratory animal medicine, e.g. rodent health surveillance, surgery, genetically modified animals or primatology, is encouraged. Experience with project teams and working across lines and disciplines can be gained.

Additional requirements include:

  • DVM, VMD; licensed to practice in the US or equivalent required
  • Board certified by ACLAM or other relevant certification in the US (or equivalent board certification) preferred
  • Laboratory animal medicine experience with record of increased responsibilities and accomplishments
  • Must possess a clear understanding of regulations guidance (e.g. USDA, GLP) and AAALAC accreditation standards related to the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing
  • In general, a colleague at this level will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience

For more detailed information about this position, visit www.pfizercareers.com and search by JOB ID # 1025524.


Executive Director
AAALAC International
Frederick, MD

AAALAC International seeks to fill the position of Executive Director.
The position is available in summer and preferably no later than September 2016.

AAALAC International
Founded in 1965, AAALAC International is a private, not-for-profit corporation that enhances the quality of research, teaching, and testing by promoting humane, responsible animal care and use. The organization accomplishes these goals by providing advice and independent assessments to participating institutions, and accrediting animal care and use programs that meet or exceed applicable standards.

The governance of AAALAC International is comprised of more than 65 Member Organizations (Board of Trustees) with diverse interests including animal welfare, scientific discovery and science advocacy who have representatives serving on the AAALAC International Board of Trustees. The Executive Committee of the AAALAC International Board of Trustees plays the primary role in the oversight of AAALAC’s administrative operations and is the principal liaison between the Board of Trustees, the AAALAC Executive Office and the Council on Accreditation.

AAALAC accreditation is widely recognized as a vital component in achieving and maintaining a high-quality biomedical research program. Accreditation is AAALAC’s primary program, with more than 950 accredited organizations in 41 countries. To assist organizations in preparing for accreditation, AAALAC International offers a second program, its Program Status Evaluation service. Both prospective and currently accredited organizations benefit from the Association’s third component, its Education & Outreach Program.

The Association maintains offices in Frederick, Maryland; Pamplona, Spain; and Samutprakarn (Bangkok), Thailand. A staff of sixteen full-time employees directs and administers AAALAC International programs, with a 63 member Council on Accreditation leading the on-site assessments of animal care and use programs and determining accreditation status. Additional information is available at www.aaalac.org.

The Executive Director
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of AAALAC International and is based in Frederick, Maryland. Duties are in four areas: 1) administration of the AAALAC offices; 2) fiscal and personnel management for the Association; 3) oversight of the Accreditation, Program Status Evaluation and Education & Outreach programs; and 4) professional spokesperson for the organization. The Executive Director is responsible to the Board of Trustees and implements programs consistent with Board-established policies.

The ideal candidate will have an earned postgraduate degree, demonstrated expertise in many aspects of research animal science and a firm understanding of the role of AAALAC International in the oversight of diverse research animal care and use programs using agricultural, aquatic, laboratory, wildlife and/or invertebrate animal species. Competitive candidates will have a broad appreciation of the functions of organizations and agencies involved in the regulation, oversight and/or promulgation of guidelines for the responsible conduct of research animal care and use on a regional, national and global scale. Experience in the management of nonprofit organizations also is highly desirable.

AAALAC International is an equal opportunity employer; minority candidates and women are encouraged to apply. Interested persons should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae or résumé, and names and contact information for three references to Lynn C. Anderson, DVM, DACLAM, Chair, Search Committee at exec_search@aaalac.org. To assure consideration, please submit your application by April 1, 2016. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your submission, please call the AAALAC Executive Office at 301-696-9626.


Director of Animal Science Center and Attending Veterinarian
Boston University
Boston, MA

The Animal Science Center (ASC) provides veterinary care and research support for all animals used in research and teaching at Boston University and Boston Medical Center.  The ASC Director oversees veterinary medical care and husbandry services; assures compliance with all BU policies, laws and regulations concerning the use of animals in research; and provides veterinary medical advice to researchers.  The Director oversees the entire ASC program.  On a daily basis supervises all of the skilled veterinarians at BU, Animal Health Technicians and husbandry staff; this includes responsibility for capital equipment and has authority to authorize purchasing of supplies and materials necessary for the program.  The ASC Director acts as the Attending Veterinarian for all animal research programs at BU and supports these activities by developing and implementing effective clinical veterinary care and use programs.  The animal care and use program has a wide variety of species and facilities, including aquatics, nonhuman primates, and an ABSL-3 and ABSL-4 facility.

The Director is expected to make decisions regarding the animals under his/her care, and personnel and resources that he/she oversees.  Because the use of animals in research is highly regulated, the authority to take independent action or determine policy is known only through a thorough knowledge of applicable policies, laws, and regulations.  The Director is also expected to perform or assign management tasks in an effective manner that furthers the BU goal of humane animal research.  The Director is expected to support the Culture of Safety at BU.

The Director of ASC has a critical function in providing direct research support services to faculty and their animals, and provides necessary management and oversight to the ASC workforce.

Essential Functions

60% Management Duties

  1. The Director is responsible for the management of the skilled veterinary technical staff, all clinical veterinarians at BU, and ASC husbandry operations in full compliance with the Program of Veterinary Care.  The Director is vested with the authority to establish and assign the clinical coverage dates, times and afterhours coverage for all veterinary technicians and clinical veterinarians at the ASC.
  2. Serves as the Attending Veterinarian for Boston University and provides advice to the IACUC.  Serves as a voting member of the IACUC. 
  3. Develops and implements the Program of Veterinary Care for Boston University.
  4. Coordinates the operations and administration of the ASC across all locations to ensure uniform policies and procedures pertaining to animal care and use at BU.
  5. Develop and periodically update standard operating procedures.
  6. Provide data and expertise to assist in cost accounting of veterinary services and related technical functions.
  7. Train veterinarians, technicians, and researchers in proper methodology, handling, surgery and other veterinary medical areas and descriptive terminology using ASC personnel or other available resources.
  8. Serve on appropriate University committees relating to research activities, as assigned. Review animal research protocols for IACUC and IBC.
  9. Oversee the ASC budget (e.g. recharge development and implementation, managing and tracking of expenditure and revenue, etc.).
  10. Manage the ASC staff.
  11. Other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President for Research Compliance.

40% Clinical Duties

The Director provides clinical services and support for research animals at Boston University.  These responsibilities include:

  1. Ensure that all research animals are in good health and free of spontaneous disease.
  2. Provide appropriate physical examinations and diagnostic services and records to complement programs of disease prevention and control commensurate with accepted veterinary medical and laboratory animal husbandry practices established by the ASC.
  3. Provide and administer services in all aspects of veterinary care of various species (rodents, non-human primates, small ruminants, rabbits, frogs, birds, chinchillas, fish, cats and other lab animals), as may be assigned. This may include providing clinical veterinary medical care, surgical, analgesic and anesthetic support or advice to researchers.  Animal husbandry and environmental enrichment advice may be required.
  4. Direct the quarantine and isolation of animals.  Cooperate with various researchers as necessary to ensure that a minimal health standard is established and met for animals as appropriate.
  5. Assure that all functions are met and documented by the appropriate accession, examination, interpretation, and record keeping (medical, regulatory, institutional and other records) as established and required by the ASC, IBC and IACUC.
  6. Advise and counsel investigators on animal and research problems related to animal wellbeing, health, use, and the interaction of spontaneous disease with research goals; provide technical support to research scientists.
  7. Perform gross necropsy examinations and related activities.
  8. Assist with site visits, consultations, or laboratory animal services assigned to or contracted by the ASC.
  9. Ensure facility and researcher compliance with NIH/OLAW guidelines, AAALAC requirements and animal welfare regulations.
  10. Respond to human zoonotic exposures by advising the appropriate physician or other designated BU personnel of animal health status.
  11. Provide, schedule, coordinate and interpret vendor and sentinel health screening reports.
  12. Provide emergency veterinary care on a rotating on-call schedule.

Requirements

The Director and Attending Veterinarian must have DVM degree from an accredited veterinary program and must be a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and have at least 7-10 years of experience in a research intensive academic environment.

The position assumes skills, knowledge and ability in general laboratory animal techniques, clinical, surgical and anesthesia techniques, and special diagnostic procedures related to the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease in laboratory in a university environment. Experience with Bio-Safety Level-3 and a willingness to learn and work in Bio-Safety Level -4.

The candidate must also possess:

  1. Highly developed interpersonal skills to interact with investigators.
  2. Knowledge of the animal welfare laws and regulations, vivarium  methodology,  biomedical techniques for teaching and research including  primates,  rodents, rabbits, fish, swine, cats, birds and other laboratory animal species.
  3. The ability to communicate, organize, plan, supervise, and advise a wide variety of personnel.
  4. Knowledge of research proposal-writing, data-gathering, and technical writing is important.
  5. This position is a critical component of research activities at BU and Boston Medical Center (BMC), as such the ASC Director and Attending Veterinarian plays two key roles; one as the administrative Director of ASC and the second as the Attending Veterinarian with its key function in setting the leadership of the animal care and use program.  The incumbent will be assisting the Associate Vice President for Research Compliance and Institutional Official in providing service and partnership with the research program at BU; therefore the individual’s communication and interpersonal experiences and abilities in developing teamwork and an environment of inclusion and collaboration is extremely important.

Please apply through the BU Human Resources Website.


Deputy Institutional Official--Animal Research, Planning, and Facilities
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Salary commensurate with experience.
Final Filing Date: 02/05/2016 (or open until filled).

Job Summary:

The Deputy Institutional Official is responsible for long-range planning and harmonizing the currently distributed operations of over 1 million square feet of animal holding space in 200+ buildings, managed by separate vivarium managers with differing financial structures. The Deputy Institutional Official leads a Cabinet comprised of a wide range of stakeholders to find solutions that balance multiple, and often competing, resource priorities: Attending Vet; Sr. AVC-Planning, Delivery and Facilities; Sr AVC- Finance and Resource Management; IACUC Chair; IACUC Administrator; AVC Facilities Management; Vivarium Facility Manager Representative; Office of Research Representative; User group representation; Faculty advisors designated by Academic Senate. Supports the University in achieving its academic mission by assuring compliance with all applicable federal, state and local animal welfare regulations that govern the use of animals in research and teaching. In close collaboration with the Attending Veterinarian and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and staff to ensure regulatory matters, animal welfare & research facilitation are balanced with efficient daily operations and long-range academic and facility needs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or equivalent education & experience in a related field with knowledge of and involvement in conducting animal research. 
  • Demonstrated Experience & significant results in and around research animals and facilities including knowledge of animal research regulations. 
  • Strategic budget and accounting skills to produce a budget plan and rates; forecast trends; conduct periodic cost analyses of operations and share per diem costs with clients. 
  • Skills to assess ongoing and potentially changing personnel needs within the established budget and requests revisions to the budget. 
  • Demonstrated skill to establish, influence, and maintain collaborative relationships with diverse individuals while providing and ensuring quality veterinary care and programmatic and regulatory compliance. 
  • Skills to hire, train, develop, and take corrective action as needed for employees and provide mentoring for performance evaluations and smooth day-to-day operations. 
  • Working experience to conduct periodic cost analyses of Laboratory Animal Resources operations and to share projected per diem costs with scientists. 
  • Positive written and verbal communications with all staff, IACUC administrator, students, faculty, and administrators. 
  • Interpersonal skills to set the tone for a program that promotes an interactive, quality service oriented atmosphere and team-work approach in working with faculty and staff. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of modern facility design. 

To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at:

http://employment.ucdavis.edu   

Requisition number #03015642   

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

 


Senior Veterinarian
Washington National Primate Research Center, University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Posted 13 January 2016
Req #: 122797
http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/index.html

 

Req #: 122797
Department: PRIMATE CENTER
Job Location: Downtown Seattle 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled  
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 

The PRIMATE Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Veterinarian Senior.  Under the general direction of the Supervisory Veterinarian, this position provides critical veterinary care of nonhuman PRIMATEs (NHPs) used for research and breeding at the WaNPRC.  This position will have the primary duties to include but not limited to performance of specialized work related to the health, care and management of nonhuman PRIMATEs at the WaNPRC.  This position requires clinical and surgical veterinary skills, the ability to maintain clinical records and databases, computer literacy, strong organizational skills, support of research procedures and communication with investigators, direct interaction with diverse groups within the WaNPRC and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

This position must ensure the optimal veterinary care of nonhuman PRIMATEs (NHPs) at WaNPRC and ensure the support of AIDS-related and other research as well as breeding programs within the WaNPRC facilities.  

This position must:

  • Ensure the optimal veterinary health care of Non-Human Primates (NHPs) at the WaNPRC;
  • Ensure the University of Washington is in compliance with federal regulations of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), National Institute of Health (NIH), and with accreditation standards of the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Lab Animal Care (International) (AAALAC);
  • Support the AIDS-related research projects at the WaNPRC by consultation with investigators and oversight of technical research procedures.
  • Support the health of WaNPRC breeding colonies.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

Veterinary Services 

  • Perform preventative medicine including but not limited to: quarantine procedures, dental procedures, review of health records and physiological blood data values of research and colony animals, review of and modification of clinical treatment and research protocols;
  • Develop and implement plans for preventative medicine including review of present preventative plans and modification of preventative plans or protocols based on clinical successful/non-successful clinical outcomes;
  • Participate in animal health maintenance including but not limited to: surveillance of colony animal health in conjunction with other veterinary clinical staff and colony staff, infectious disease testing, routine physical exams and bio-sample analysis for research and colony animals, dental health examination.
  • Present weekly summary of open clinical cases and follow-up results of closed clinical cases during weekly clinical rounds meetings;
  • Provide care to sick or injured animals including provision of follow-up care and release from clinical treatment;
  • Maintain clinical records in a custom electronic database, the Animal Research Management System (ARMS);
  • Keep continuous surveillance for clinical signs of disease and injury;
  • Perform radiology, ultrasound, endoscopic, and surgical procedures;
  • Provide care for pregnant and neonatal NHPs;
  • Determine and direct use of anesthetic and analgesic agents;
  • Perform sedation and anesthesia with controlled drugs;
  • Provide guidance to surgical support staff on instrumentation, sanitation practices, surgical suite maintenance;
  • Provide patient peri-operative anesthesia and monitoring as needed;
  • Provide and oversee post-operative intensive care, including the use of sedatives, analgesics, and antibiotics;
  • Provide weekend/holiday on call coverage across all Seattle facilities involving NHPs assigned to a variety of research projects;
  • Perform the duties required of Essential Personnel members in the event of an emergency;
  • Ensure that all procedures performed have the appropriate regulatory and internal approvals prior to being performed;
  • Communicate regularly with veterinary, husbandry, pathology, behavioral management staff;
  • Stay current on all required training;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Research Support 

  • Maintain detailed records regarding individual laboratory animals, e.g., animal health, weights, procedures performed, medications administered, project assignments, etc. within regulatory requirements and WaNPRC guidelines;
  • Review viral testing records to ensure maintenance of SPF colony status;
  • Monitor progression of AIDS in lentivirus-infected animals, and take appropriate actions to support animal welfare;
  • Assist investigators with protocol development and study scheduling;
  • Consult with investigators regarding study progression;
  • Train and oversee technical staff performing research procedures and anesthesia;
  • Perform research surgeries and procedures, and develop new techniques;
  • Assist with grant preparation and review where applicable.     

Regulatory Compliance                                            

  • Maintain compliance with all USDA, PHS, AAALAC, UW, and WaNPRC policies and procedures
  • Provide direct monitoring of clinical cases and present verbal and written reports to the University of Washington Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Attending Veterinarian.
  • Provide supervision of veterinary clinical staff members as needed;
  • Provide training to veterinary technicians, husbandry staff, students, residents, and visiting scientists;
  • Assist in management of controlled substance inventory;
  • Conduct clinical research, either independently or collaboratively, to advance knowledge regarding nonhuman PRIMATE medicine and research use.  Information gained is to be reported in local and national forums and peer reviewed literature.
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities, including small animal continuing education courses and literature pertaining to nonhuman PRIMATEs; nonhuman PRIMATE related conferences and meetings, specialty practice conferences and inter-department research related lectures and literature. 
  • Provide orientation, training, and refresher training for on-site personnel;
  • Write and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
  • Participate in WaNPRC and UW committees and PRIMATE Center Consortium working groups.

This position will provide technical direction to the Veterinarian Services, Animal Care, and Research Support staffs.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from a College of Veterinary Medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Association or has a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Association’s Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG in progress will be considered), and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state;
  • The ability to obtain a license to practice in the state of Washington and National USDA accreditation.
  • A minimum of three years of clinical and surgical experience with laboratory animals including nonhuman PRIMATEs. 
  • It is necessary to have clinical proficiency with PRIMATEs, a high level of technical skills specific to PRIMATEs, understanding of animal welfare regulations and an understanding and proficiency in biosafety principles. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in use of computers including use of word processing, spreadsheets, database software, and internet usage. 
  • Demonstrated capacity to work well independently and in collaboration with a diverse staff.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.  

DESIRED:

  • Board certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).
  • Experience with nonhuman PRIMATEs assigned to AIDS-related research projects.
  • Research surgical and imaging (ultrasound, endoscopy, and laparoscopy) experience.
  • Teaching experience both in a classroom setting and with individuals.
  • Supervisory experience.  

Condition of Employment:

Since this position will be handling controlled substances, the successful candidate will be required to have a successful outcome of a criminal history background check.

 


Senior Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian
University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL

Posted 11 January 2016

The UAB Animal Resources Program is currently searching for a Senior Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian to assist the ARP Director with overall management of the ARP veterinary medical and surgical programs and directly supervise professional and technical staff. This position will provide clinical and surgical care of research animals including consultation with researchers concerning appropriate surgical techniques, anesthetic and analgesic regimens. A senior clinical veterinarian is expected to have the knowledge, ability and experience to work independently with a thorough understanding of all aspects of a laboratory animal care and use program including the applicable laws, regulations and accreditation procedures applicable to laboratory animal medicine. In addition the senior clinical veterinarian should have knowledge of facility resources and participate in the oversight, maintenance and coordination of the activities required to ensure that equipment and buildings are appropriate to support the activities of a dynamic laboratory animal program. The senior clinical veterinarian will participate in all aspects of oversight including protocol review, policy and training development.  Personnel supervision may include other professionals such as clinical veterinarians, veterinary technicians, environmental enrichment coordinators, animal husbandry technicians or other personnel with responsibilities in laboratory animal care and use. This position requires a minimum of 3 years of experience with large animal surgery.

Qualifications

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and six (6) years of related experience required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement. Currently credentialed as an American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Diplomate by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or similar board veterinary specialty (i.e. American College of Veterinary Surgeons or American College Veterinary Pathologist) preferred.  At least three (3) years of previous experience performing surgery on large animals is strongly preferred.

For the complete job description and to submit your application, visit:  https://uab.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=T35348

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a comprehensive urban university with a nationally recognized academic health center. Since its beginnings only a few decades ago, UAB has become one of the nation’s leading research universities.  The Animal Resources Program (ARP) is the service unit that provides care for all animals required in research and teaching programs at UAB and affiliated hospitals. The ARP oversees approximately 215,000 square feet of space designated for use or care of laboratory animals.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

 


Clinical or Senior Clinical Veterinarian
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Posted 6 January 2016

The Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) at Northwestern University seeks two veterinarians for appointment at the Clinical or Senior Clinical Veterinarian level.  Faculty appointment as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology is also available depending on the qualifications of the applicants. 

The first position will be based on the Chicago campus and will have primarily a rodent focus.  The ideal candidate will have some experience with the management of gnotobiotic rodent colonies.  The second position will be based on the Evanston Campus and have responsibility for all clinical activities there.  Species on the Evanston campus include mice, rats, rabbits, non-human primates, cats, Xenopus and zebrafish.

Job Summary:

Clinical Veterinarians provide medical and surgical care for laboratory animals including, anesthesia and surgical support for both large and small animals.  Additionally, they perform gross necropsy evaluations as part of the program for animal health surveillance and disease control. Clinical veterinarians also review protocols submitted by investigators as part of the IACUC review process, assist researchers in the development and preparation of IACUC protocols and assists in the development of SOPs and other documents for CCM and the IACUC. Veterinarians deliver various modes of training for CCM and research staff that use animals in research.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Implements the program for clinical evaluation and management of experimental animals requiring veterinary care.
    • Performs clinical examinations of incoming and colony animals. 
    • Performs gross necropsy evaluations as part of the programs for animal health surveillance and disease control. 
    • Provides anesthesia and surgical support for large and small animal surgery. 
    • Implements the program for rodent colony health. 
    • Participates in the rotating on-call schedule.
  • Reviews protocols submitted by Principal Investigators (PI's) involving animal use in research, teaching and testing as part of the review by the Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC).  Assists researchers in the development and preparation of IACUC protocols.
  • Assists with the development and revision of Standard Operating Procedures, Policies and Guidelines for CCM and the IACUC.
  • Delivers lectures, laboratories and other teaching and training as appropriate on the care and use of laboratory animals in research for CCM staff, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, investigators, laboratory personnel and other research personnel within Northwestern University.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from a college accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association or successful completion of the Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates program.
  • Hold a current and valid license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of formal postdoctoral training or one year of postdoctoral training plus one year of experience in the practice of institutional laboratory animal medicine (or other relevant experience). 
  • Working knowledge of United States laboratory animal regulatory requirements.
  • Eligible to sit for the board exam in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine or foreign equivalent.
  • USDA accredited.

Please Note:  Both positions will require some travel between campuses. These are exempt positions requiring occasional availability on weekends and after normal working hours. These position require shared on-call with the other veterinarians and require enrollment in the CCM occupational health program.

As per Northwestern University policy, these positions require a criminal background check.  Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

To access the job posting and/or apply for the job click here.

 


Senior Scientist
Office of the Scientific Director, Animal Program Department of Health of Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Posted 6 January 2016

With nationwide responsibility for improving the health and well-being of all Americans, the Department of Health and Human Services oversees the biomedical research programs of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and those of NIH’s research Institutes.  The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is seeking an outstanding scientist to direct the Animal Program on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.  The NHLBI DIR faculty are an outstanding group of internationally recognized biomedical researchers working on a wide range of basic and clinical research topics (please see http://dir.nhlbi.nih.gov/) complemented by intramural research within the other NIH institutes (please see http://www.nih.gov/science/#campus).

The NHLBI is recruiting for a Senior Scientist in the Office of the Scientific Director, Animal Program. There are three major components to the NHLBI Animal Program which comes together to support the NHLBI research program.  Technical Support: The Animal Program provides care and technical services for NHLBI research animals including husbandry, purchasing, health monitoring, animal import/export, mouse rederivation and cryopreservation services as well as providing support for NHLBI animals in other NIH facilities.  Animal Surgery and Resources Core: The Core services provided include animal model development, surgery, surgical support, post-operative care as well as technical services such as radiography, blood and tissue collection, hematology and blood chemistries.  Murine Phenotyping Core: Provides cardiovascular, metabolic, pulmonary, neuromuscular and behavioral phenotyping primarily for mice but also other species.

Candidates must have a D.V.M., and have experience with processing animal care contracts. Supervisory experience is preferred, although not required.

Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. 

Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.  Applicants should submit: descriptive letter of interest highlighting key qualifications; current curriculum vitae with complete bibliography, and arrange for the submission of six letters of reference.

Applications will be accepted via email only beginning Monday, January 4, 2016 – Monday, January 18, 2016. To apply, please email your CV and supporting documentation to Maria Gonzalez at gonzamar@nhlbi.nih.gov.

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

 


Staff Veterinarian
Brown University
Providence, RI

Posted 4 January 2016

The Staff Veterinarian has veterinary support responsibilities both on the Brown University campus and at Affiliated Hospitals having research programs involving the care and use of laboratory animals.  Its occupant (in consultation with the Director and Assistant Director of Animal Care) supervises programs of veterinary care, provides medical and surgical support, advises animal care staff members at multiple institutions, helps the institutions to comply with Public Health Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations and guidelines, provides guidance in maintaining AAALAC accreditation of animal care and use programs and facilities, advises/assists Principal Investigators in the design and performance of animal care and use protocols, and serves on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees at Brown University and at the Affiliated Hospitals.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a degree in veterinary medicine from an AVMA accredited school.
  • Must be licensed in at least one US state and be willing to become licensed in the state of RI.
  • Must have Formal Residency training and/or six years of full time experience in laboratory animal medicine.  American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board eligibility or board certification are preferred.
  •  Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be able to exert influence without necessarily having direct line authority.
  • Must be able to work in a number of locations, and be able to budget time and effort effectively according to the needs at each one.
  • This individual must work effectively with a number of people in different institutions (with their different working climates) to foster and maintain high-quality animal care and use programs and facilities while having only a modicum of direct line authority.
  • Please note: Those finishing residency programs are encouraged to apply.
     

The full job description is located on the Brown University Career Site https://careers.brown.edu. Qualified individuals interested in this non-academic position should apply via this website;  Job REQ 121894.

 

 

Clinical Veterinarian
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Posted 4 January 2016

Johns Hopkins University Research Animal Resources has a clinical 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, take an active role in the ACLAM-recognized laboratory animal medicine training program, participate in regulatory activities and conduct basic or clinical research.  The successful applicant will join with 5 laboratory animal medicine faculty and 5 clinical residents in providing clinical and research support for multiple species, including breeding colonies of marmosets and pigtail and rhesus macaques.

While this position will be oriented towards large animal species (including macaques, marmosets, baboons, squirrel monkeys, owl monkeys, pigs, sheep, dogs, ferrets and rabbits), the successful candidate should also have experience with the routine rodent species. Responsibilities encompass medical, surgical, and research procedures for non-rodent species, including preventive medicine for breeding colonies of macaques and marmosets, oversight of the enrichment program for large animal species, active participation in all aspects of the laboratory animal medicine training program, training for researchers 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.

Requirements include a license to practice veterinary medicine in the US, ACLAM or other clinical board certification or board eligibility, and a current driver’s license. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to conduct clinical or collaborative research, have excellent oral and written English skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals with minimal supervision. Experience and proficiency with anesthesia and routine surgical procedures in multiple species is expected. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with complex research procedures in pigs, sheep, dogs, ferrets, nonhuman primates and rabbits, reproductive management of nonhuman primates, and strong teaching skills. Applicants should have a thorough knowledge of current regulatory standards.

Interested candidates should submit electronically a curriculum vitae and a letter of intent specifying 1) qualifications, 2) experience, and 3) career goals along with a description of current and future research interests and 4) names and contact information of three references.

Please send materials and address queries to Ms. Emma Ey (eey@jhmi.edu).

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal-opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.  The Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research and excellence in teaching, and also a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty and trainees.  Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.  We welcome candidates whose experience in funded research and teaching has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.  Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

 

BioResearch Core Director 
Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Posted 23 December 2015

REPORTS TO: Director of Rensselaer's Research Cores

JOB SUMMARY: The BioResearch Core Director will oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the animal research facility including oversight of technical staff. The Core Director will provide professional veterinary services in support of researchers in the health, care, and breeding of animals and the administration of surgical procedures/methods to animals. The Core Director will also provide oversight and scheduling of equipment and physical plant maintenance and repairs as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: D.V.M/V.M.D. degree or other equivalent degree
  • Experience: Three to five years of experience, to include:
  • Experience in an animal research facility, especially rodents 
  • Experience with animal surgery and anesthesia
  • Supervisory experience
  • Committee leadership experience
  • Management of transgenic lines
  • Handling of larger animals
  • Certification/Licensure: AALAS Certification (or eligible to become certification)

COMMENTS:

This position may require irregular hours, including occasional weekends and/or holidays. The Director may not own certain rodent pets and his/her visits to external animal facilities will be strictly regulated. The work environment may cause or exacerbate animal-related allergies.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please apply on line at http://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/3163 and attach a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for three or more references. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Ms. Kathy McNamara, mcnamk@rpi.edu.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer's work and campus communities. 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer. 

 

Comparative & Translational Sciences Veterinarian (WD42549)
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Collegeville, PA, King of Prussia, PA

Posted 15 December 2015

The Comparative & Translational Sciences Veterinarian will provide scientific support to program and project teams for the utilization of animal models in drug discovery and development, and provide expertise in comparative biology, translational science, and the development of human disease relevant models, including complex in vitro models. Accountable for proactive scientific dialogue with teams across R&D and external partners; contributing to team discussions which impact animal and non-animal model development, validation/relevance, use, interpretation and reporting. Assist with scientific and technological exchange with internal and external partners, facilitating the smooth transfer of capabilities to accomplish scientific objectives. Ensure the provision of appropriate clinical veterinary advice as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • This role is highly complex with a need to navigate a cross-R&D cultural and operational shift toward higher quality and more human disease relevant modeling
  • Leverage medical knowledge to drive effective communication with internal research partners and between internal and external partners to influence animal model selection and use, as well as alternative approaches to answering program and project questions that are also shaped through active collaboration with drug discovery scientists and clinicians
  • In conjunction with research partners drive the development, maintenance and utilization of internal and external translational capabilities/technologies related to animal models to support drug discovery and development
  • Maintain an awareness of current departmental and external capabilities, identifying gaps therein relevant to drug discovery and development, and prioritize development of new models to fill those gaps
  • Provide high quality scientific guidance that impacts animal model development, assurance of relevance/validation, study design and conduct, as well as analysis. These models can include but are not limited to surgically- or genetically-modified models, humanized animal models, or ex vivo models  
  • Develop strong, collaborative working relationships with scientific and technical staff, as well as with clinical veterinary staff. Provide clinical veterinary support.
  • Provide scientific guidance in the development of translational approaches that complement and leverage the use of animal and other human relevant models, including biomarker and other translational modalities
  • In conjunction with partners provide scientific guidance to influence and leverage external sourcing of animal model and model capabilities in support of program and projects
  • Influence effectively in a highly matrixed function. This influence must bring knowledge and balance to assure scientific needs of programs and projects are fulfilled with full understanding and knowledge of the animal use operating environment
  • Ensure that legal requirements and GSK policies are fully adhered to as part of involvement in both internal and external studies


Basic Qualifications:

  • DVM/VMD, with Specialty Board Certification such as Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Must hold a license to practice in at least one US State
  • Documented experience, as evidenced by peer reviewed publications, presentations and work experience, in comparative and translational sciences, or equivalent, with an in-depth understanding of drug discovery and development.
  • To be successful in the role, this person must have the understanding and knowledge of the animal care and use operating environment, including regulatory aspects, and should have deep expertise in laboratory animal science.
  • Must be able to challenge status quo in animal model use at all times by bringing scientific leadership and knowledge concerning alternative approaches and model systems


Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD
  • 3+ years relevant experience with animal models


Applications are accepted via our website (www.gsk.com) or via the link below:
https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_gsk/external1931/gateway.do?functionName=viewFromLink&jobPostId=282527&localeCode=en-us

If you require assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK HR Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US).

GSK is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Important notice to Employment businesses/ Agencies

GSK does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact GSK's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to GSK. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and GSK. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of GSK. GSK shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.

Please note that if you are a US Licensed Healthcare Professional or Healthcare Professional as defined by the laws of the state issuing your license, GSK may be required to capture and report expenses GSK incurs, on your behalf, in the event you are afforded an interview for employment. This capture of applicable transfers of value is necessary to ensure GSK's compliance to all federal and state US Transparency requirements. For more information, please visit GSK's Transparency Reporting For the Record site.

 


Clinical Research Veterinarian
PMI, San Carlos, CA

Posted 15 December 2015

The Clinical Research Veterinarian provides clinical management of surgical subjects in our contract research laboratory. As the clinical leader in the Operating Room environment, the Clinical Veterinarian plans, checks and directs the work of surgical technicians, works directly with the client's research team on protocol development and is responsible for meeting all protocol requirements. The incumbent will oversee and provide clinical health maintenance of all laboratory animal colonies.  

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides daily oversight of preventative medicine program, medical treatments, surgical staff and post-operative care of surgical subjects.
  • Ability to perform cut downs for vascular access and other surgical techniques as needed.
  • Circulate through ORs providing veterinary support to clients and technical oversight.
  • Participate as trainer in the staff-training program.
  • Interacts with clients during client meetings to offer support and direction for specific client needs.  
  • Act as Study Director and liaison between PMI and client for general animal health and recovery during overall study period.
  • Support pathology services by performing necropsies and explants per protocol.
  • Support, facilitate and enhance OR operations duties.
  • Write and review SOPs for OR operations
  • Report writing for client studies.
  • Rotating weekend on call
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge and/or technical advances in the fields of laboratory animal medicine, and related disciplines.  
  • Has working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices, veterinary and laboratory animal science.  
  • Active participation in professional societies.
  • Other duties as assigned


PREFERRED CANDIDATES WILL HAVE:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an AVMA accredited program
  • Licensed by the California State Board of Veterinary Medicine
  • Board Certification by either ACLAM or ACVIM preferred
  • Experience in a GLP PreClinical CRO is preferred
  • General knowledge of laboratory animal medicine and surgical/anesthesia techniques
  • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice regulations
  • Broad understanding of USDA animal welfare regulations and AAALAC guidelines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in as team or matrix environment
  • Self-starter with a "can do" attitude and ability to analyze problems and identify creative solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Entry level or a couple years of experience


Please email your cover letter and resume to bdiethorn@pmipreclinical.com.


Clinical Veterinarian
Charles River, Houston, TX

Posted 15 December 2015

Responsibilities

BASIC SUMMARY:
Responsible for providing professional veterinary services and assisting with the management of all phases of health care for the animal colony.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide clinical care for the animal colony.
  • Perform veterinary rounds as scheduled, and provide clinical care and preventive medicine support.
  • Perform surgical support and provide anesthesia, surgical and analgesic technical expertise/advice to facilitate protocol development.
  • Assist in the development and deliver training for staff. Training may include veterinary diagnostics, techniques and minor surgical procedures.
  • Provide animal health care guidance for veterinary services personnel as required.
  • Ensure that reports and other materials are prepared and submitted as required.
  • May participate in the response to internal/external inspections and quality assurance audits of veterinary or animal welfare type content.
  • Provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), including protocol review, program review and facility inspections. May serve on the IACUC committee.
  • Write, review and update veterinary care and/or necropsy SOPs as required.
  • Perform literature searches relating to veterinary subject matters.
  • Ensure facility is in compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines and standards that relate to animal care and use (e.g. USDA, FDA, AAALAC).
  • Make recommendations and assist in establishing and enhancing veterinary and animal care standards.
  • May use controlled substances and be responsible for maintaining appropriate records.
  • May develop new or innovative surgical techniques or other procedural improvements appropriate to research studies.
  • May assist in management of the activities of assigned section, including providing direction to junior employees, scheduling activities, and personnel development of veterinary technical team and husbandry staff.
  • Perform special projects and assist with administrative efforts as needed.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications

  • Education: Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.).
  • Experience: Zero to two years related experience with animal care and surgical techniques. Strong preference for experience in a research/lab animal/GLP environment.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: Certification/Licensure: Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state required. Ability to practice veterinary medicine in the work state highly desirable. USDA accreditation or application submitted within 1 month of hire.
  • Other: Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Ability to organize, prioritize work and meet deadlines. Good communication skills.


The link to the job description and online application for Job ID: 152026 is as follows:  http://jobs.criver.com/houston/animal-care/jobid9280039-clinical-veterinarian-jobs

 


Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Posted 15 December 2015

Johns Hopkins University Research Animal Resources seeks a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian who will hold an appointment in the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine at a junior to mid-level faculty rank. The successful applicant will primarily provide medical and surgical support for nonhuman primate and large animal research, play an active role in the ACLAM-recognized laboratory animal medicine training program, participate in regulatory activities, and conduct basic or translational clinical research. The successful applicant will join 5 laboratory animal medicine faculty and 5 clinical residents to provide clinical and research support for multiple species, including breeding colonies of pigtailed and rhesus macaques as well as marmosets.

While this position will be oriented towards large animal species (including macaques, marmosets, baboons, squirrel monkeys, owl monkeys, pigs, sheep, dogs, ferrets and rabbits), the successful candidate should also have experience with the routine rodent species. Responsibilities encompass medical, surgical, and research procedures for non-rodent species, including preventive medicine for breeding colonies of macaques and marmosets, oversight of the enrichment program for large animal species, active participation in all aspects of the laboratory animal medicine training program, training for researchers 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.  

Requirements include a license to practice veterinary medicine in the US, ACLAM or other clinical board certification or board eligibility, and a current driver's license. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to conduct clinical or collaborative research, have excellent oral and written English skills, and the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals with minimal supervision. Experience and proficiency with anesthesia and routine surgical procedures in multiple species is expected. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with complex research procedures in nonhuman primates, reproductive management of nonhuman primates, and strong teaching skills. Applicants should have a thorough knowledge of current regulatory standards.

Interested candidates should submit electronically a curriculum vitae and a letter of intent specifying 1) qualifications, 2) experience, and 3) career goals along with a description of current and future research interests and 4) names and contact information of three references.

Please send materials and address queries to Ms. Emma Ey (eey@jhmi.edu). Review of applications will begin January 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. The Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research and excellence in teaching, and also a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty and trainees. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. We welcome candidates whose experience in funded research and teaching has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

 


Principal Scientist, Clinical Veterinarian
Pfizer, San Diego, CA

Posted 3 December 2015

To be considered for this position, please apply to Job ID 1023521 on www.PfizerCareers.com

Organizational Marketing Statement
A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

Role Description
To support Comparative Medicine by delivering high quality clinical veterinary medicine and animal care throughout the animal facilities. There is regular interaction with colleagues fulfilling the key regulatory responsibilities of the applicable local regulations and AAALAC International guidelines. Some aspects of veterinary care will be delegated to R1 to R3 veterinary staff through the consultation on minor treatments and interventions.

Responsibilities

  • Provide high quality veterinary care to diverse species of research animals in support of Pfizer's portfolio. Complete duties delegated by the Attending Veterinarian (AV) for all facilities. Provided veterinary direction to veterinary technician staff assigned to the animal facilities. Support continued compliance specified in the applicable local regulations, codes and guidelines. Serve on a rotational basis to provide veterinary care coverage on weekends and holidays.
  • Review or consult on research animal proposals submitted for IACUC review.
  • Maintain the relevant sections of the animal care program, SOPs, and training documents to assure the quality of site operations and regulatory compliance.
  • Interact with in vivo scientists to understand their research needs, engaging them in a flexible and constructive manner to address matters of ethical review with a focus on 3Rs, humane endpoints and adverse effects. Provide input to CM research projects in support of Pfizer's portfolio.
  • Train colleagues in CM and other Research and Development lines in techniques and principles which promote 3Rs, in particular anesthesia and analgesia as well as reported in the literature and communicated at external meetings.
  • Support the AV to maintain compliance and to provide advice on regulatory animal health matters, for example import/export of animals and by-products.
  • Assist in the conduct of internal audits and other inspections and on occasion assist with the evaluation of third party facility inspections and audits by acting as a CM expert.
  • Consult on animal model development to assist researchers as necessary. Aid in the evaluation of new equipment to facilitate the execution of technical projects.
  • Actively participate on or lead CM local or global teams.


Qualifications
Educational Background:
DVM; licensed to practice in the US or equivalent required
Board certified by ACLAM or other relevant certification in the US (or equivalent board certification) preferred

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in laboratory animal medicine with demonstrated ability in regulatory requirements, preventive health care, clinical care and anesthesia/analgesia required.
  • Experience in working in GLP environment preferred.
  • All colleagues should have functional knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook, calendar management and Internet Explorer. Colleagues should be able to use on line systems such as time tracking and document management. (e.g. SharePoint, Activity Tracker) Knowledge and use of other systems based upon job function may be required: Experience with analysis software/validated data capture systems. (e.g. Biobook)


NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS:
Serve on a rotational basis to provide veterinary care coverage outside business hours, on weekends and holidays.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

 


Clinical Veterinarian
New York Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY

Posted 3 December 2015

Under the Director of the Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) at the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI), with latitude to exercise discretion and independence, the Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for the daily observation, care, and treatments of DCM's animals.

The Clinical Veterinarian assists DCM maintain compliance with State and Federal animal welfare regulations, and NYSPI's institutional policies of animal care and use.

Duties:

  • Provide clinical and surgical care of research animals.
  • Provide Technical support to research projects and collaborates with researchers.
  • Assist the department chair in ensuring compliance with federal regulations and AAALAC International standards.
  • Train animal care takers, supervisors, and veterinary technicians, graduate students and investigators on the care and use of laboratory animals, occupational health, zoonoses, and related areas.
  • Supervise and maintain the animal health surveillance program of DCM.


Qualifications:    

  • DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or its equivalent as defined by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates of the AVMA.
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the USA, with preference to license to practice veterinary medicine in NY State.
  • 3-5 years experience in laboratory animal medicine with specific experience with non-human primates.
  • Experience with IACUC protocol review and a working knowledge of federal regulations and AAALAC accreditation procedures is expected.
  • Successful completion of an ACLAM training program in laboratory animal training medicine.
  • ACLAM Board Certification or board eligibility or current preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good organizational and administrative skills are essential.
  • Significant experience in the medical and surgical care of non-human primates.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all organizational levels.
  • Developed organizational and management skills.


Please email your CV and the names of three references to Moshe Shalev, MSc, VMD, DACLAM, Department of Comparative Medicine, New York Psychiatric Institute / Columbia University, 1051 Riverside Drive - Unit 68, New York, NY 10032-2695. Phone: 646 774 8758. Email: mshalev@columbia.edu  

All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment screening and an offer of employment for this position would be contingent upon successful completion of the pre-employment screening.

The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

 


Clinical Veterinarian
University of Miami, Miami, FL

Posted 23 November 2015

The University of Miami is committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. We are leaders in the area of education, scholarship, intercollegiate athletics and service. Come join our team!

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR), has an immediate opening for a Clinical Veterinarian. The incumbent participates in the day-to-day management and implementation of clinical activities of the Division. Responsibilities include provision of clinical care and anesthesia to laboratory animals; oversight and participation in animal health monitoring, quarantine, importation and surgical programs; IACUC membership and associated activities; and participation with other DVR professional and senior management staff in programmatic development initiatives, education programs and postdoctoral training in laboratory animal medicine. Collaborative research opportunities are available and encouraged.

Minimum Requirements

Candidate must possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) degree; current veterinary licensure in at least one state and a minimum of 2-4 years post-doctoral experience is required. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is highly desired. 

Apply Online. Position#: P100010060   careers.med.miami.edu

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 


Veterinarian - Scientist
Pfizer, Cambridge, MA

Posted 20 November 2015

Job Id: 1022399

Organizational Marketing Statement
A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

Role Description

We are seeking a highly motivated veterinarian-scientist for a primarily research position in an established Pfizer Comparative Medicine Global Science & Technology group. The ideal candidate will have DVM and PhD degrees, research experience in basic science, and clinical expertise with most common laboratory animal species. The principal responsibility of the position is to develop and implement animal models and in vivo technologies that advance Pfizer cardiovascular and metabolic disease therapeutic programs, working in a highly interactive and collaborative environment. The role includes participation in Comparative Medicine global and site based initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Partner with Pfizer colleagues to develop, validate, and utilize in vivo animal models and provide related expertise to advance projects primarily for the CVMED research unit.
  • Ensure animal welfare, including compliance with study protocols, animal welfare requirements, and Pfizer policies.
  • Prepare study reports for research project teams and regulatory (IND) documents.
  • Influence the external environment through publications, presentations, and active engagement with professional societies and academic institutions.
  • Participate in Comparative Medicine and Pfizer teams and initiatives.
  • Provide high quality veterinary care to diverse research animal species.

Qualifications

  • DVM, PhD, and ACLAM board certified or eligible.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in conducting and coordinating in vivo studies using rodents. Nonhuman primate experience is desirable.
  • Experimental use of animal models of metabolic disease and knowledge of associated literature. Experience with cardiovascular disease models and optical imaging techniques (IVIS, FMT) is desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and computer literacy for data acquisition and analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, analyze, and present study results.
  • Exhibit professionalism in interactions with others.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
Occasional weekend and holiday work, ability to travel.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

To be considered for this position, please apply to Job ID 1022399 on www.PfizerCareers.com

 

Staff Veterinarian
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lawrenceville, NJ

Posted 17 November 2015

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease. Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together. And driven to make a difference, from innovative research to hands-on community support.  Bristol-Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

The Staff Veterinarian's responsibilities will include providing clinical and surgical model development support to research groups;  participation in a rotating on call schedule for weekend, holiday, and emergency coverage; conducting and interpreting laboratory procedures including electrocardiography and ophthalmoscopy; performing, instructing, or overseeing surgical procedures; providing and maintaining high quality health care and records for all laboratory animals; authoring, revising, or reviewing standard operating procedures, guidelines, and research reports; assisting with experimental protocol design; providing professional and technical support to the animal users; participating in  the sentinel and vendor animal health quality assurance programs; providing supervision of veterinary scientists; implementing staff training and development to support regulatory compliance.

These responsibilities are conducted in compliance with FDA and/or USDA regulations and guidelines to maintain AAALAC Accreditation. This position will require the employee to work with chemical, radiological, or biological agents that may be hazardous to health if mishandled. Employees will be required to follow all safety procedures and use personal protective clothing/equipment where specified.

Qualifications

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

For additional information and to apply, please go to http://jobs.bms.com/jobs/1505789/.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer - Vet/Disability

 

Senior Director, Animal Resources (ARD)
Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA

Posted 10 November 2015

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is one of the world's preeminent basic research institutions, where internationally renowned faculty probe fundamental life science questions in a unique, collaborative, and creative environment. Focused on both discovery and mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and cardiovascular disorders by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. 

Faculty achievements have been recognized with numerous honors, including Nobel Prizes and memberships in the National Academy of Sciences. Founded in 1960 by polio vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk, M.D., the Institute is an independent nonprofit organization and architectural landmark.

Position Description:

Position is responsible for the ongoing development and daily operations of the Salk vivaria (approx. 47,000 square feet) including laboratory animal management, veterinary care and research services. Position works closely with Institute faculty in the design and implementation of animal experiments and has the potential to develop an independent research program consistent with the Institute's mission of fundamental biological research. 

Position interacts extensively with all Institute researchers on the selection, acquisition and use of research animals and provides educational materials and training for scientists on the use of animals in research. Position leverages personal training and industry expertise as well as the knowledge/skills of others in the department to support Investigators and their research. 

Participates in Institute committees as appointed including Biosafety, Animal Facilities, Animal Care and Use and HR Advisory. 

Education:
Required:

  • DVM/VMD or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited university.
  • USDA Accreditation for CA.
  • DEA practitioner's license.

Experience:
Required:

  • Seven (7) years of experience managing a large research animal facility.
  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) certification or equivalent experience.
  • California vet licensure or license eligibility to practice in California.
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience post-DVM with at least five (5) years at a management level in the use of animals in biological research.
  • Extensive experience with all aspects of transgenic mouse models.

Special Requirements:

  • Able to work a flexible schedule as needed based on workload and deadlines.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
  • Willing to sign an employee confidentiality agreement.
  • Post offer physical required which may include respirator fit test.

Occupational Health & Safety Program Requirements

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 12 months / once 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.

Physical Requirements:

Position requires constant seeing, adjusting focus, hearing, reading, reasoning, analyzing, communicating, working inside, exposure to potential allergens and exposure to animals.

Job #: E947
Please apply online at http://www.salk.edu/careers/.

 

Clinical Veterinarian
CBSET, Inc., Lexington, MA

Posted 10 November 2015

GRADE:  Exempt

DEPARTMENT: Laboratory Animal Resources
REPORTS TO:   Director of Veterinary Services

ORIGINAL DATE: 08/17/12                    LAST REVISED: 10/29/15                   
 

Basic Summary: Clinical and preventative medical assessment and care of all laboratory species with participation in all procedures and policies related to animal care and husbandry in a GLP-compliant facility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Clinical and preventative medicine of all laboratory species including surgery if necessary
  • Involved in training of technical staff involved in handling of laboratory animals
  • Participation in IACUC process
  • Assist with oversight of controlled substance procurement and control
  • Consultation/collaboration with scientists/study directors
  • Participation in compliance with USDA and AAALAC regulations and guidelines
  • Assist with surgical model development and implementation
  • Assist with oversight of facility operations and maintenance
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Education: D.V.M/V.M.D. degree or equivalent
  • Experience: Experience in a preclinical laboratory environment preferred
  • Minimum 1 yr experience in associated preclinical animal facility field
  • Certification/Licensure: ACLAM board certification or board eligible preferred, MA Veterinary Licensure, driver’s license

Physical Demands:
Must be able to perform laboratory procedure that require talking, hearing, standing or sitting for long periods of time, entering data into an computer, using appropriate instruments, reaching with the hands and arms, working in narrow spaces, and wearing safety equipment (PPE) according to OSHA regulations and company standards

Work Environment:
Research laboratory/medical environment, which requires use of sharp objects, working around mechanical parts, working with or near known or unknown toxic or caustic chemicals and biological hazards, exposure to fumes and airborne particles, working at a quiet to moderate noise levels

Comments:
This position may require domestic travel, weekends and/or holidays.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Misty Williams-Fritze at mwilliams@cbset.org

All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their position. • The essential duties and responsibilities listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

 

Chief Operating Officer/Corporate Veterinarian
TBN

Posted 9 November 2015

Aron/West International, an executive search firm, concentrates on the recruitment of PhD, MD, MD/PhD, DVM, DVM/PhD, MBA, etc. R & D management, scientific, medical/clinical and business personnel as well as members for Board of Directors and Scientific/Clinical Advisory Boards for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic, device industries and research/ medical institutions.

Our client is a pioneering service provider in the pre-clinical phase of therapeutic product development. The company stands out through its core competency as a planner, builder, and provider of high-quality vivarium services. Each location offers cutting-edge services and equipment to serve its customers in the pharmaceutical, biotech and institutional/academic sectors. All facilities are fully accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International.

The below details outline many major job responsibilities.  This description is not intended to be all-inclusive and is subject to modifications.

Position Overview

The Chief Operating Officer (COO)/Corporate Veterinarian reports to the President and Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the company’s day-to-day operating activities, revenue growth in coordination with business development; expense, cost and margin control; and monthly, quarterly and annual financial goal management.

Summary Job Description and Responsibilities

The COO/Corporate Veterinarian will be responsible for overseeing the activities of multiple facilities.  Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide day-to-day leadership and management to a service organization that mirrors the adopted mission and core values of the company.
  • Supervise a team of regional and corporate directors.
  • Spearhead the development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and corporate policies and procedures.
  • Lead short-term and long-range planning and budget development to support strategic business goals and manage company operations in accordance with such.
  • Direct and participate in acquisition and growth activities to support overall business objectives and plans.
  • Participate in capital market development, including participation in road shows, bank meetings, analyst meetings, and more.
  • Assume all Corporate Veterinarian responsibilities and, in concert with the company IACUC Coordinator and IACUC Chair, oversee all IACUC activities.
  • Expand and maintain relationships with representatives of government, accrediting bodies and clients.
  • Oversee and direct Corporate-wide animal care and use programs and the provision of veterinary medical care and research support in accordance with current veterinary medical standards and regulations;

Education and Skill Requirements:

  • DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school.
  • ACLAM certification.
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state
  • Master’s degree in business or related field preferred
  • 15+ years of experience, with 5+ in an executive level position, proven leader as General Manager, Vice President, COO or equivalent leader
  • Solid working knowledge and experience with budgeting, business development, CRM implementation/use, and strategic planning.
  • Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal, organizational and presentation skills

Please submit your resumed in strict confidence to:

Bonnie J. Sacarny
Aron/West International
P.O. Box 801
Armonk, New York 10504-0801
914.273.6363 Office / 914.273.3205 Fax
bsacarny@aronwest.com
www.aronwest.com

 

Veterinarian
Southwest National Primate Research Center, San Antonio, TX

Posted 9 November 2015

The Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) located at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, invites applications from experienced primate veterinarians.  The Assistant Veterinarian will 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 overseeing the preventative health program, disease surveillance and prevention, administering analgesics and anesthetics, managing the DEA controlled substance program, surgical and post-surgical care, and diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Applicants must possess a D.V.M./V.M.D. degree from AVMA accredited university, valid license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States and USDA accreditation or be able to become USDA accredited.  Must be able to obtain a DEA license. Must be able to pass a third party security check and/or Department of Justice background check. Requires two or more years of primate clinical medicine experience. A minimum of two years’ experience beyond the doctoral degree at this or another institution. Preference is three years of primate clinical medicine experience; three to five years in the field of veterinary medicine. Formal training in laboratory animal medicine. Five years of primate experience in a laboratory animal research setting. Proficient computer skills (Microsoft, Excel), technical writing skills, knowledge of review and development of study protocols, knowledge of regulatory requirements.

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

 


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

Posted 9 November 2015

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

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

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

 


Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Posted 9 November 2015

The Office of the University Veterinarian at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VT) is seeking a Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian with experience in laboratory animal medicine to join a diverse program encompassing scientific, biomedical and agricultural teaching and research programs. The position supports and collaborates with the Attending Veterinarian to plan, implement and direct the programmatic and operational activities of animal care and use at institutional facilities and assures proper husbandry and veterinary care of university-owned animals. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Attending Veterinarian, Laboratory Animal Program Veterinarian, facility managers/supervisors, clinical specialists from the College of Veterinary Medicine (e.g., Production Management Medicine, Equine Field Service, pathology), and agricultural scientists to develop and manage a comprehensive program of veterinary care and husbandry compliant with Public Health Service and USDA regulations; provide clinical veterinary care for teaching and research animals, including rodents, aquatics, wildlife, and farm animals; advise and train investigators, technical staff and students; and perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned. The College of Veterinary Medicine is currently AAALAC accredited. This position will assist in maintaining AAALAC accreditation and achieving it elsewhere on campus.

The review of applications will begin on 10/30/15.

For a complete listing of position qualifications, and to apply, please visit www.jobs.vt.edu, and search for posting AP0150309

Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

Quick Link:    http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/61123

 


Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Posted 29 October 2015

The Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford University is currently seeking a full time Clinical Assistant Professor on the Clinical Educator line (non-tenure track). A DVM degree and board certification or board eligibility in Laboratory Animal Medicine is required.

The Clinical Assistant Professor will work in collaboration with department faculty and staff in Stanford’s Veterinary Service Center, and will be responsible for the expansion and further development and implementation of the department’s current animal care and use training program, ensuring that both researcher and staff training meets regulatory agency, institutional regulations/policies, and current standard operating procedures requirements (SOPs). The successful candidate will provide leadership and expertise working collaboratively with faculty and staff to develop and expand training program objectives, and to produce effective classroom, hands-on workshops and online learning modules related to research animal care and use.

The successful candidate must have a working knowledge of accepted standards and practices of laboratory animal care and veterinary medicine, biosafety, emergency preparedness, and laboratory animal facility operations, and have demonstrated experience providing training in a biomedical research or academic setting. The successful candidate must also have experience in instructional design, and use of various teaching modalities, including didactic, computer-based, and practical training. Experience with web-based Learning Management Systems (LMS) and content delivery systems; ability to work diplomatically with a wide range of people; demonstrated effective writing, editing, and computer skills; and previous use of, or a willingness to learn, specialized applications used for delivery of computer-based training are also required.

Additional job responsibilities include clinical outreach to research laboratories, working one on one with researchers, and minimal on-call duties with the team of VSC clinical veterinarians. A component of this job also involves preparation and management of regulatory documents (AAALAC, USDA, PHS, and other local and federal agencies) and the annual review of animal facility SOPs, training and documenting that in the Veterinary Service Center have been trained accordingly.

The Clinical Assistant Professor in the Clinical Educator line at Stanford is defined by engagement in clinical care and teaching that advances clinical medicine. While not required, those on the Clinician Educator line may also engage in scholarly activities and/or perform in an administrative role. Clinician Educators are salaried employees of Stanford University, classified as exempt staff and are, in general, subject to and expected to comply with the University’s applicable policies and procedures, including (in general) the employment policies. While Clinician Educators (all Clinical Assistant, Clinical Associate and Clinical Full Professors) are classified as staff, many of their responsibilities are similar to those held by members of the Professoriate. Therefore, as a result of their academic credentials and multifaceted contributions to the School’s educational mission, Clinician Educators are regarded colloquially as faculty and are referred to as such in everyday usage.

For more information about this position, contact Dr. Sherril Green, Professor and Chair, Department of Comparative Medicine (sherril@stanford.edu).

 


Attending/Head Veterinarian
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX

Posted 15 October 2015

TTUHSC is a major healthcare provider for West Texas.  We are a growing research facility with over 20% growth in competitive support in each of the last two fiscal years.  We are AAALAC accredited and norovirus free.  Your base would be located in Lubbock TX, a city of nearly 300,000 residents on the South Plains of the Texas Panhandle and home to both Texas Tech University Health Science Center and Texas Tech University, providing entertainment opportunities in collegiate athletics and the performing arts.

We also have campuses in Amarillo, The Permian Basin (Midland, Odessa, no animals), Dallas (no animals) and Abilene.  

Our ability to advance our programs depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you. We strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated research and clinical colleagues, including interactions with TTU veterinarians, while developing and expanding your career in a growing environment.  

The Attending/Head Veterinarian is responsible for providing veterinary oversight to the care and use of laboratory animals. He/She is responsible for ensuring that humane, legal, ethical, efficient, and scientifically sound research is conducted. In addition to primary care, responsibilities also include training, representation on the IACUC, and facilitating communication.  There is also the potential for a faculty appointment.  This position reports directly to the Senior Vice President for Research.  

Qualifications

  • Education: Doctor in Veterinary Medicine

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Individual must have a DVM and be able to achieve veterinary and DEA licensure within the State of Texas. A minimum of 5 years of experience is needed and ACLAM accreditation is desirable.  
  • Good interpersonal communication (both written and oral) and organizational skills are essential. 
  • Must be able to work in a team environment of shared governance. 
  • Individual must be physically capable of handling, examining and treating laboratory animals including rodents, pigs and other standard laboratory animals.  

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Knowledge in lab animal medicine.
  • Experience in an academic situation is desirable.
  • Knowledge of governmental regulations, including USDA licensure AAALAC accreditation and Animal Welfare Act is essential.

Please provide a full CV, letter of interest, including the names of 5-8 references.  Please indicate your relationship to each individual.  

For information regarding the position and to submit a job application for consideration, please apply online at http://careers.texastech.edu, requisition #5595BR.

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

 

Senior Principal Scientist, Veterinary Medicine
Boehringer Ingelheim, Ridgefield, CT

Posted 15 October 2015

Interested parties may contact Jenny Nichols at 858-412-4230 or jenny.nichols.ext@boehringer-ingelheim.com OR apply directly online

Description:

  • Provide strategic and tactical leadership of the Medicine component of the Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc Animal Resources Program. 
  • Develop, implement, and manage balanced strategies for ensuring highest quality (AAALAC International compliant) veterinary medicine component programs (e.g., procurement, preventive medicine, breeding, direct medical care, surgery, animal/specimen shipment) in an overall integrated state of the art laboratory animal medicine practice. 
  • Set a culture for continuous process improvement, review current veterinary practices and resources against desired/required practices, recommend and implement corrective actions and novel practices that build quality, efficacy, and efficiency.  
  • Serve as subject matter expert in the care and use of animals when working with study personnel in the development of novel animal-use protocol, training of animal procedures, and supporting study accomplishment.  
  • Professionally interface with the Animal Resources staff, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Research & Development leadership, study personnel, supporting groups (e.g., Engineering, Occupational Health, Environmental Health and Safety, Corporate Communications, etc.), and others.  Provide healthy animals for intended purpose; work with investigators to develop responsible study protocols; support a robust animal care and use oversight program; provide clear and professional guidance for the success of the overall animal care and use program; and assess and mitigate the health impact and confounding factors of animal-based study while ensuring documented highest quality attentive animal medicine and care.  
  • Managing the resources of the AR Medicine group for most effective and efficient service.  
  • Working with the AR Director, AR Operations Leadership, and others as a key member of the team providing professional leadership of the AR.
  • Serve as the Attending Veterinarian in the absence of the assigned Attending Veterinarian.

Requirements:

ACLAM board certified laboratory animal veterinarian with 10 or more years post-residency/board experience in a GLP laboratory animal program in the pharmaceutical industry.  Lead people in a high performance environment.  Provide objective balanced strategies for long-term program success and continuous process improvement.   Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state and the ability to obtain a CT license.  In-depth experience in the care and use (to include environmental enrichment and training) of nonhuman primates.  Direct experience in providing veterinary care, support, and assessment of animals on toxicology and other Research and Development studies under GLP and/or non-GLP conditions.  In-depth knowledge of Federal Animal Welfare Regulations, AAALAC International (Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, etc.) standards, and GLPs. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.  Demonstrated capacity for providing leadership, multi-tasking, flexibility in the face of changing priorities, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.  Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues to gain full understanding of the desired outcome; ability to produce high quality and consistent results with assistance of team members; provide support to teammates when tackling complex projects or issues. Work will be conducted in a vivarium using all prescribed personal protective equipment and under safe conditions.

For additional information please go to: https://boehringer.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=154573&lang=en&sns_id=mailto

 

Preclinical Res Scientist/ In vivo Biologist-DVM
InCube Labs, San Jose, CA

Posted 15 October 2015

This is an exciting opportunity for an in vivo biologist to join our staff at our San Jose facility and work on novel projects involving drug-device combinations for treating chronic diseases with the potential to dramatically change patient outcomes.   Position, salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.  All full time salaried employees are offered an attractive compensation package which includes a medical insurance benefits, relocation, 401K, and paid vacation. In addition, all full time salaried employees receive option grants of InCube companies that they work on.

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and CV to jobs@incubelabs.com

Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM with at least 3 years of in vivo research experience esp with large (non-rodent) animal models
  • Experience in one or more therapeutic areas: CNS, GI, CV and metabolic diseases
  • ACVP board certification a plus 
  • Industry / CRO experience a plus

Responsibilities:

  • Work with a multidisciplinary team of Engineers and Scientists
  • Provide oversight and resident expertise for all preclinical studies
  • Establish appropriate animal models for evaluating the drug-device combinations
  • Establish relationships with CROs for conduct of nonGLP as well as GLP studies
  • Interface with ADME and PK experts to characterize the full PK-PD and toxicodynamic profiles of the novel drug-device combinations
  • Contribute to hands-on in vitro laboratory work as needed, which may include isolated tissue, cell-based, colorimetric, HPLC and ELISA assays
  • Support the filing of applications for human studies by preparing reports and appropriate sections of regulatory documents and represent the company at EMA/FDA meetings

Competencies:

  • Proficiency in English with effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to learn and become familiar with other disciplines and techniques in both the engineering and biological sciences
  • Teamwork

The InCube Group of Companies, San Jose, CA and San Antonio, TX 

InCube Labs is a privately held, research-based organization with facilities in San Jose, CA and San Antonio, TX.  At InCube, (http://www.incubelabs.com) the research is driven entirely by clinical need. As a result, we are generally agnostic to specific technologies, and tend to apply the most appropriate technology for the clinical need at hand. InCube has addressed a number of clinical needs with novel implantable devices, drug delivery combinations, interventional devices and the use of novel biomaterials.  We have a track record of success over 3 decades and over 20 companies with game-changing medical therapies some of which have become the standard of care such as the first implantable defibrillator.  In our current research projects at InCube, the solutions consist of a unique blend of traditional device technologies based on electronics, software, mechanical engineering and material science in combination with pharma-centric disciplines such as physiology, pharmacology, chemistry and protein therapeutics. Having such a broad range of technology and scientific disciplines at its disposal allows InCube Labs to address the most complex, unsolved or poorly treated clinical problems.  Examples of our current companies include Neurolink www.neurolinkmedical.com, Corhythm www.corhythm.com, Fe3 www.fe3medical.com, Rani Therapeutics www.Ranitherapeutics.com (see story in the Wall Street Journal  dated February 18, 2014; online version http://goo.gl/qDSZsE).

 

Senior Clinical Veterinarian
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Posted 14 October 2015

Interested applicants, please apply online at http://utmb-executive.jobs/.

The Senior Clinical Veterinarian will provide advanced veterinary care for many species of research animals through disease prevention, clinical care and health monitoring, and quality assurance measures.

Essential job duties:

  • Provides support to investigators for research projects involving large and small animal species and consults on animal care and use protocols.
  • Monitors protocols and procedures for animals from pre-operative through post-operative care.
  • Directs, along with other ARC veterinary staff, activities of the veterinary technical team in the ARC.
  • Implements preventative medicine programs.
  • Participates in clinical rounds to monitor health of UTMB animals.
  • Provides clinical care of research animals, as well as clinical oversight/support to animals in housing environments from barrier to ABSL2/ABSL3.
  • Consults with researchers on protocol development and animal model selection. Acts as a liaison between ARC and investigators.
  • Monitors compliance of animal care and use with federal and state regulations. Consults with the ARC and researchers on regulatory issues.
  • Resource to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and researchers on analgesia, anesthesia and pain, and distress issues.
  • Consults and provides oversight to the Animal Resources Center Husbandry Program.
  • Participates in and actively supports team management in the ARC.
  • Trains departmental personnel and research investigators.
  • May serve on the IACUC.
  • Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure.

Marginal or Periodic Functions:

  • Performs semi-annual inspections and husbandry inspections for the IACUC.
  • Plans and organizes veterinary drug and equipment purchases.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Operational focus - perform surgery and veterinary medical care for a variety of species.
  • Expert knowledge of laboratory research animal care and use regulations, laws, policies and procedures, and research protocol procedures in order to serve as a consultant to the UTMB IACUC.
  • Working knowledge (in addition to veterinary sciences) of interdisciplinary scientific fields common to the UTMB research community.
  • Ability to communicate scientific and technical information orally in order to collaborate with scientists and managers from UTMB and other collaborating scientific institutions.
  • Ability to use training aids and other training methods to help ARC personnel support the research endeavors across UTMB.
  • Ability to edit technical reports, manuscripts and operating procedures for proper veterinary procedures and manipulations.

Requirements:

Veterinary Medical Degree or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (VMD or DVM), and 5 years of experience in laboratory animal medicine; with basic to advanced surgical skills among various large animal species, including but not limited to non-human primates, dogs, sheep, pigs, rabbits, and/or ferrets as well as small animal species. Obtain Texas Veterinary Licensure within one year of hire. ACLAM diplomate status preferred.

About UTMB:

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) is an academic health science center located in Galveston, Texas.  UTMB is positioned to make significant contributions in translational research and has been designated a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Vaccine Research, only the second in the Western Hemisphere.  UTMB has over $119M in research awards for FY15 and a $42M research facility expansion is scheduled for completion in 2017.  Enjoy the island life with moderate temperatures and year-round outdoor activities while being only 50 minutes from all the amenities that Houston has to offer.  EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

 

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

Posted 12 October 2015

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

Duties include:

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

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

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

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

The University of Michigan is an AA/EOE.