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Clinical Veterinarian, West Virginia University, Morgantown WV

7/10/20

Position Summary:

West Virginia University seeks a laboratory animal Clinical Veterinarian who will work for the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources (OLAR) at WVU in Morgantown WV. OLAR provides animal care for all animals used in biomedical research at WVU.   

West Virginia University is a land grant public institution with 303 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and an enrollment of approximately 34,000 students including 6,200 professional and graduate students. The Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Nursing, Hospitals, the Eye Center, and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. The HSC vivarium has recently been renovated and expanded and can accommodate a variety of species and experimental procedures. Morgantown has a population of over 30,855 people and is consistently rated as one of the best small cities in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside, many outdoor recreational activities, and proximity to major cities, including Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC.

The Clinical Veterinarian will help administer an animal care and use program that is in regulatory compliance and exceeds USDA, OLAW, and AAALAC standards. This position will support training for research technicians, animal care staff, and research investigators, and will work closely with and supervise the OLAR veterinary technicians to provide state of the art veterinary care for research animals. The Clinical Veterinarian will provide IACUC protocol advice to PIs and research staff and will provide clinical and surgical support for research studies as appropriate. The Clinical Veterinarian will share rotating on-call duties with other WVU veterinarians and will help develop and maintain written and/or computerized records, SOPs, and policies regarding veterinary care and health surveillance programs and for regulatory compliance purposes.
   
Successful applicants at a minimum will hold a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited program or equivalent, and two (2) years of experience working with domestic, farm, and/or laboratory species. Current veterinary licensure in at least one state is required, with the expectation that WV licensure will be acquired within the first 6 months of employment.  Post-doctoral training in laboratory animal medicine or equivalent experience is expected, and ACLAM board certification or eligibility is preferred. A valid driver’s license is required. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to develop collegial relationships with researchers, are essential to this position. WVU provides a nationally competitive salary with medical and retirement benefits. An allowance for moving expenses is available.  

Interested candidates should submit 1) a cover letter describing your background, work philosophy, why you are interested in this position, and your future career plans; 2) a current resume; 3) contact information for three professional references to https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/staff/jobdetail.ftl?job=13046&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.   

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.


 
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Clinical Veterinarian, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

7/10/20

Position Summary:

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences Harvard University is seeking a full-time clinical laboratory animal veterinarian. The Clinical Veterinarian provides and oversees preventive and supportive veterinary care for laboratory animals at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and affiliated facilities. This person will also provide professional expertise in a collaborative research manner to investigators at FAS for animal model development and proper care and use of animal subjects.

About the Office of Animal Resources (OAR): Harvard University is an academic institute with a robust and diverse research program that conducts clinical, population, translational, and basic biomedical research. The OAR provides state-of-the-art animal facilities and along with other core resources such as an in-house genome modification facility, several imaging facilities, and sequencing facilities creates a dynamic academic research environment that fosters the development of cutting edge research programs.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Responsibilities include training research staff on various components of proper animal use, such as preparation of animals for surgery, anesthesia, surgical technique, post-operative monitoring, injections, and sample collection. This position will further participate in maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations on animal welfare and support current accreditation standards including. This will include serving as a voting member or alternate on the FAS IACUC.

This position will also advise OAR and investigative staff on preventive animal health programs, such as quarantine evaluation of new arrivals, and surveillance of rodent colonies for infectious agents. Performing routine clinical rounds in vivaria throughout FAS and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and extramural satellite facilities where FAS/SEAS animals are maintained (Cambridge, Allston, Concord Field Station, etc.) is also expected.

Qualifications include a DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school or equivalent,  ACLAM board certification or board eligibility, and a currently licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in MA. Laboratory animal residents finishing their ACLAM-approved residency program are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and is competitive with the national average. Applications will be received until the position is filled.

Please click the link to access the full position information and requirements or to apply. https://bit.ly/2Z6fvec

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Associate Director of Veterinary Services, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

6/22/20

Position Summary:

Research Animal Resources strives to advance scientific progress and promote the humane treatment of animals, in partnership with the University of Minnesota’s research community, by providing exemplary service & education in animal care, procurement, health and well-being.

The Associate Director of Veterinary Services for RAR is responsible for promoting the mission by providing programmatic support to the department and providing and overseeing clinical laboratory animal medicine care.  He/she provides regulatory and veterinary expertise to researchers (students, staff and faculty) via direct consultation, committee participation, review or research protocols and teaching.  He/she also serves as co-Director of the Minnesota Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Consortium and oversees training of graduate veterinarians in the field of laboratory animal medicine.

About the Department

Research Animal Resource (RAR) is under the Office of the Vice President for Research. RAR’s primary focus is on the service and administration of the animal care and use program at the U of MN. Laboratory Animal Medicine Veterinarians are part of a staff of over 150 employees including Academic and Professional Staff, Civil Service, Union Represented and Student Employees. RAR has a daily census of more than 24,000 rodent cages in 20 buildings split into 7 geographic teams between the Minneapolis and St. Paul Campus.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
• Doctor of Veterinary Medicine plus 8 or more years of work related experience
• Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience directing a Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency program

Essential Functions

1. Personnel Management (30%)

  • Supervise, mentor and coach a team of Laboratory Animal Medicine Veterinarians and Laboratory Animal Medicine Residents to ensure appropriate veterinary clinical care and consistency between areas in adherence to Departmental guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Monitor employees’ performance and provide timely feedback when performance does not meet expectations.
  • Lead Veterinary Services team meetings and provide guidance and feedback when necessary.

2. Regulatory Compliance (20%)

  • Participate in design/review of research protocols through participation on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and the Institutional Biosafety Committee, or by request directly from principal investigators and/or their staff.
  • Perform inspections of University animal facilities and laboratories, and participate in semi-annual program reviews as a member of the IACUC. 
  • Advise on appropriate medications, procedures, and model design.
  • Ensure that animal care, housing, transportation and use complies with all applicable federal and state laws, as well as University policy, RAR policy, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
  • Prepare the annual USDA Annual Report for the Research Facility.
  • Serve as a member of the IACUC Leadership group and assist in setting vision and direction for the IACUC with respect to processes and policies.
  • Assist in providing requested information during regulatory inspections.

3. Programmatic support (20%)

  • Work with the RAR Director on matters involving facilities and personnel management, updating Departmental guidelines and SOPs. 
  • Work with the Financial Operations Manager and staff regarding RAR business processes. 
  • Work with and advise the RAR Assistant Director of Operations regarding Departmental operations such as the impact to the Department during facility construction.
  • Serve on committees and attend interdepartmental meetings as the RAR representative to share information and advocate for the Department. 
  • Assist in preparation of the Program Description and facility preparedness for site visits by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).

4. Teaching/Training (20%)

  • Assist in creating and/or offer lectures, labs, and seminars for veterinary students, animal care staff, veterinary technicians, area supervisors, and research staff and/or faculty.
  • Research, write, and/or amend reference documents for direct use in teaching researchers, students, RAR employees, or other individuals associated with the University.
  • Mentor, train, and support new veterinary colleagues and students regarding laboratory animal medicine, facility and personnel management and regulatory compliance.
  • Serve as residency co-director and assist in implementation and provide oversight of the Minnesota Laboratory Animal Medicine Consortium residency training program.

5. Customer Service (5%)

  • Assist Investigators and research personnel on development of their research protocols.
  • Connect researchers with the resources needed to fulfill their study objectives.
  • Respond to requests for equipment, information, space, and special care and services in a timely manner. 
  • Coordinate and assist with resolution related to service and billing disputes.

6. Other Duties As Assigned, including clinical veterinary care (5%)

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please go to the University of Minnesota career site at https://humanresources.umn.edu/content/find-job and search for Job ID 336528

You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


 
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Staff Scientist 1, Division of Intramural Research, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), Bethesda, MD

6/22/20

The Animal Health Care Section (AHCS) of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is recruiting for the position of Staff Scientist 1, working as a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian.  The AHCS is responsible for all aspects of the care and use of laboratory animals in the intramural research programs of the NINDS, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), as well as animals from 6 other NIH institutes housed in the Porter Neuroscience Research Center. AHCS operates two animal facilities on the NIH Bethesda campus, and is staffed by six veterinarians (three American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine [ACLAM] diplomates) and ten veterinary technicians. NIH and NINDS animal programs are accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accredited of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).

The applicant must hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association (VMA) accredited school or college of veterinary medicine and must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the U.S.A.  The successful applicant will preferably have training and experience in the practice of laboratory animal medicine.  ACLAM board certification or eligibility is highly desired.  Duties include provision of clinical care to rodent and nonhuman primate models used in neurologic, auditory, behavioral, and pain research, training of vivarium staff and investigative personnel, review of proposed animal studies, participation in the planning and implementation of an extensive animal health surveillance program, and contribution to the ongoing evaluation and refinement of the NINDS/NIDCD/NCCIH animal care and use program.  The successful applicant will have excellent oral and written communication skills and be a team player. Please include in your curriculum vitae a description of your mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research.

This is a time-limited appointment but renewable.

For a veterinarian with a commitment to the highest standards of animal care and use, this position offers a salary commensurate with the incumbent’s experience and qualifications and a full package of federal benefits (including retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.).

Application review will begin July 25, 2020 and proceed until a successful candidate is recruited.  Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae including three references with contact information, and a letter summarizing their qualifications and career goals to Dr. Heather Narver (narverh@nih.gov). 

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.  All employees are subject to a background investigation.


 
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Staff Veterinarian, Biomere, Worcester, MA

6/22/20

Biomere is a discovery focused contract research organization (CRO) that strives to enhance client and collegial interactions to a level which sets us apart from our competitors in biomedical research. It is personal to us! Biomere is seeking a staff veterinarian to add to its growing Laboratory Animal Medicine organization at our Massachusetts site.

At Biomere, we recognize that one of our greatest assets are our people.  We value our people and their individual strengths because excellence comes from the strength of a great TEAM. Our work ethic demonstrates our commitment to quality and supports the integrity we strive for in our actions.  We are devoted to creating relationships with our clients through our valued employees.  It is personal to us.  We share the passion of our clients to champion the discovery and development of new therapies and cures.   At the end of the day, it is all about working on a healthier future for us all.    

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Staff Veterinarian works under the direct guidance of the Head of Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM) and in collaboration with the IO to implement the company’s veterinary care program to ensure the animals are cared for in compliance with regulations and company policies. The goal of this department is to collaborate with and provide expert support to our research scientists in the discovery, characterization, and development of novel therapeutic products for a variety of human diseases. As a LAM team, we are dedicated to providing excellent animal care, progressive veterinary medicine, and expert lab animal science knowledge. The Staff Veterinarian serves as an expert in the conduct of clinical veterinary care programs at all levels of complexity.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform veterinary rounds for all species as scheduled and provide clinical care and preventive medicine support.
  • Provide day–to-day support of the animal care and use program including, but not limited to:
    • Ensure that all animal care related activities are conducted in accordance with company policies, guidelines, and SOPs, and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards and regulations.
    • Ensure that documentation requirements are met;
    • Ensure the use of appropriate methods to prevent, control, diagnose, and treat diseases and injuries;
    • Provide expertise and consultation on matters of animal health and welfare, including, but not limited to: the use of proper anesthesia and analgesia in laboratory animals; recognition and training for treatment of in the relief of pain and distress; discussion of the possible complications related to procedures used or disease models proposed; review of the plans for appropriate and timely medical intervention;
    • Ensure daily observation of all animals by personnel to assess their health and well-being;
    • Conduct routine Physical Examinations (PE) and the testing of non-human primates for tuberculosis (TB).
  • Provide expertise and consultation on matters regarding animal and personnel health status-control program including, but not limited to: vaccinations, safety programs, zoonosis control, euthanasia methods, and other appropriate provisions related to animal research.
  • Assist the Head of LAM in implementation of the quarantine program which includes participation in vendor management, e.g. reviewing vendor health information, communicating specific issues related to shipments to them, tracking overall vendor performance, as applicable.
  • Assists with verification and documentation of staff proficiency.
  • May serve as the delegated Attending Veterinarian for all areas of the animal care and use program.
  • May serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC)
  • Provides emergency coverage and on weekends and holidays for the care of animals.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of company policies, state and federal regulations and other assignments needed to support the animal care program (e.g. SOP development and implementation, maintenance of AAALAC accreditation standards).
  • Remains current on new and revised study protocols, animal care, treatments, etc.
  • Complies with all regulatory guidelines, occupation health as well as health and safety programs, in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as required.

PROBLEM SOLVING/DECISION MAKING

  • As an expert in animal care, exercises independent judgment to solve immediate emergency problems regarding the animal care program at all levels of complexity.
  • Prescribes medications and establishes treatments for animals beyond SOPs, protocols or IACUC related documents for animal welfare.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Work Experience

  • Accredited veterinary school AND 3 years of related training and laboratory animal medicine experience
  • OR certified as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine OR certified as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • OR equivalent formal education deemed appropriate by APHIS administrator AND 3 years of related training and laboratory animal medicine experience

Please forward a cover letter and resume with your interest to:

Emily Hickey, DVM, PhD
Executive Vice President, Operations
ehickey@biomere.com 


 
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Senior Clinical Veterinarian or Clinical Veterinarian, Birmingham, AL

6/19/20

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Animal Resources Program (UAB-ARP) is seeking a full-time senior or clinical laboratory animal veterinarian.

Principal responsibilities include health surveillance, surgical and clinical care to a variety of research animals, participate in teaching and training, as well as active involvement in the IACUC. Additional duties include development of standard operating procedures, supervision of veterinary staff, providing emergency veterinary care and assisting in ensuring facility and program compliance with federal regulations and AAALAC International standards. Opportunity for collaborative research is available.

Qualifications include a DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school or equivalent. A license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, and ACLAM board certification or board eligibility will be considered. Laboratory animal residents finishing their ACLAM-approved residency program are encouraged to apply.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and is competitive with the national average. Applications will be received until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references to: Samuel C. Cartner, D.V.M., M.P.H. Ph.D. Animal Resources Program, and Research Support Building Rm 220L, 1530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294-2800 or fax (205) 975-3281. Please direct any questions to telephone 205-934-8213 or email scartner@uab.edu.

Click the link to access the job posting.
https://uab.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=T176515&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

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 veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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Resident Veterinarian, Rutgers University,Piscataway, NJ

6/17/20

The New Jersey Tri-Institutional Laboratory Animal Residency program comprising Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU), Princeton University and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), is seeking two Resident Veterinarians for the 2020-21 program. This position works under the direct supervision of the Director of Veterinary Services- Comparative Medicine Resources at RU, and other veterinarian mentors/faculty from participating Institutions. This position provides clinical veterinary care and oversight to a wide variety of animal species (Rodents, Aquatic species, Rabbits, Pigs, Dogs, NHP, Woodchucks, Gerbils, Hamsters, Guinea pigs, and Farm animal species) that are used in teaching and cutting edge biomedical research.

Key duties of this position are:

  • This position is a 3-year term position with one year of research requirement at RU.
  • The position includes assigned rotations in various animal research facilities at the RU, BMS and Princeton University.
  • Participate in didactic and hands on training in various aspects of laboratory animal medicine and management
  • Works closely with veterinary staff and animal care staff to ensure that appropriate housing and veterinary care is provided for animals
  • Consult with faculty and researchers who use animals to advance their research and ensures humane treatment of animals in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and guidelines
  • In support of research and teaching, this position provides instructional and hands-on training, assist in novel techniques, animal model development, performs clinical and technical services such as experimental surgery, and anesthesia support.
  • Conduct a research project that advances the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine leading to publication in peer reviewed journals

Please click here to apply: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/115320


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Clinical Veterinarian, Center for Comparative Medicine, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope, Duarte, CA

6/15/20

City of Hope (COH) invites applications for a Clinical Veterinarian in the Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) within the Beckman Research Institute (BRI).  Under the direction of the CCM Director and Associate Director, this position will assist in maintaining the CCM Animal Care Program (ACP); provide veterinary medical services, clinical supervision, and consultation and training to research investigators, technicians, husbandry staff, and students.  Candidates must have a DVM/VMD degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited institution, current licensure in at least one state, eligibility for licensure in California, and be board certified or board eligible in laboratory animal medicine. 

Commitment to academic productivity and scholarly achievement through significant contributions and participation in the educational, research, and service programs of the CCM is essential.  Knowledge and expertise in diagnosis and treatment of diseases specific to laboratory animals and regulatory guidelines as they apply to use of animals in biomedical research are strongly preferred.  Advanced training and evidence of productivity in collaborative research are highly desirable.

Professional rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications should include a letter of intent with a statement of professional goals, curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of reference.

Follow Link to apply: https://aa067.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=10006525&lang=en


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Animal Program & Facilities Manager, UC Davis, Davis, CA

6/12/20

Salary Range: $6,375.00 - $14,541.67/MO.    

Final Filing Date: 7/10/2020

Under general direction of the Department Chair, this position manages and directs the extensive organization and operations of all animal facilities and their ancillary units under the purview of the Department of Animal Science (ANS). Develops programmatic goals that advance the departmental objectives. Serves as the liaison for all external and internal stakeholders, donors, and industry relations for this highly visible program. Develops strategic, long-term planning for the animal program and, in consultation with the Chair, directs the coordination and execution of those plans. Sets the strategic direction in consultation with the Chair for the animal facilities to best meet the needs and expectations of the departmental research, teaching, and outreach program.

Broad management responsibilities for policies/procedures affecting a wide range of administrative activities. Review/disseminate University policy and procedure governing these activities. Provide oversight management of the varied animal populations supporting teaching, outreach and multidisciplinary research activities that requires exquisite coordination. Assign and manage animal space to accommodate teaching, research and outreach needs.

Manages the accountability and stewardship of the program. Develops innovative solutions to emerging challenges. Provide management direction, supervision, and goal setting/achievement for direct reports/supervisors/indirect reports. Responsible for corrective action and performance management including termination. Responsible for budgetary programming for the diverse animal facilities. Manage resources strategically to optimize animal production, meet research needs of investigators, oversee animal acquisitions and sales, management and development of long-term plans for animal production in consultation with the Chair.

Direct and manage animal research and teaching program regulatory compliance of animal facilities with campus, state and federal regulatory agencies to ensure accreditation essential for continued operation: IACUC, AAALAC, USDA, CDFA, and FDA. Represent the organization during regulatory inspections and inquiries. Liaison with campus to provide input and guidance on Animal Facilities Program Management, AAALAC compliance, and respond to animal- and facility-related emergencies to provide oversight and contingency operation plans. Coordinate and create regulatory reports, annual progress reports, and other documents as required by the department, College, University, sponsors and other entities.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Experience, educational background and skills in the fields of animal husbandry and production practices; laboratory animal care, including oversight management and supervision of animal care and technical support staff.
  • Knowledge of livestock and product marketing, including budgeting, inventory control and management, and cost and revenue projections.
  • Experience in scientific research support. Familiarity and previous use of analytic tools and exposure to new analytic methodologies used by professionals in the field of animal care management.
  • Experience successfully applying AAALAC accreditation standards, along with research and teaching facility requirements used by the USDA, to provide professional guidance regarding vivaria management, planning, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge and experience with performance management, and employee and labor relations in progressively more complex roles that include recruiting, supervising, coaching and evaluating staff. Including, understanding of organizational and interpersonal dynamics with the skill to perceive conflict and develop strategies to avoid and/or deal with it.
  • Skills to interpret policies and procedures in order to ensure concurrence with department, university, state, sponsor requirements and the knowledge of federal, state, university and department regulations, guidelines, and protocols on animal care.
  • Skills in instructing undergraduates, graduate students and others in various aspects of livestock production, meat science, and animal research.

Preferred: 

  • Animal Science or Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine Degree is preferred, OR equivalent experience/training.
  • Experience and competence in a manager/director role at an AAALAC accredited animal research facility or academic institution, preferably one with greater than 200,000 sq. ft. of animal housing space varying from traditional laboratory animals to livestock range operations.
  • Animal management experience including mice, rats, rabbits, aquatic species, avian species, swine, goats, sheep, equids, beef cattle, and dairy cattle; including knowledge of USDA and CDFA regulations pertaining to meat plant, dairy and creamery operations and the ability to communicate and interact with regulatory officials.
  • Experience in strategic and operational planning as it relates to animal facility management, with experience analyzing key issues, and researching, gathering and integrating information regarding employee relations issues; experience developing qualified resources and data to formulate recommendations and approaches to resolve issues and problems.
  • Written and oral communication skills demonstrating tact and diplomacy to convey policies and procedures to a diverse population of internal and external groups, including executive administrators, faculty, campus community and the public with the objective of fostering collaborations and partnerships needed for the successful delivery of animal science research, teaching and -outreach in a shared governance environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of university, campus, management principles, philosophy, problems and subject matter and how the component parts of the university interact.
  • Skills in communicating with both university and non-university groups about department research and address concerns about animal production and welfare. Knowledge of government policy and societal concerns as related to animal management and research.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

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

http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=182314

Job ID # 7956

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


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Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Services, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

6/12/20

The Division of Laboratory Animal Services (DLAS) at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia, is seeking an experienced, compassionate and collaborative leader for the position of Director of Laboratory Animal Services to manage a multi-site complex for animal care and use.

Home to four campuses in Augusta and various satellite locations, Augusta University, one of 26 institutions within the University System of Georgia, is at the forefront of groundbreaking research focused on improving and enriching the human experience. The Division of Laboratory Animal Services (DLAS) is the centralized service organization responsible for the procurement, conditioning, routine care and veterinary oversight of animals used in research and teaching. DLAS also maintains a diagnostic laboratory equipped to perform hematology, bacteriology and parasitology testing in support of research and teaching programs. DLAS professional veterinary staff includes an assistant director and a clinical veterinarian who is also a specialist in laboratory animal medicine; and trained Veterinary Technicians who, under the direction of the veterinarians and other scientists, are available to carry out animal treatments, technical procedures and assist in surgery.

The Director will ensure collaboration and integration of laboratory animal resources and support research effort through direction over the Animal Care and Use Program. The Director will serve as the Attending Veterinarian (AV) and as such, will assume the leadership role for implementation of the Animal Care and Use Program and have sufficient authority, as provided by the institution, to treat an animal and institute appropriate measures to relieve pain or distress, including euthanasia. The Director is expected to work collaboratively with the Institutional Official (IO), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), research staff and internal and external regulatory agencies. The Director is responsible for recognizing and maintaining adequate resources to manage the overall program of veterinary care and will supervise the Clinical Veterinary staff to provide clinical care, health surveillance and program oversight. The DLAS Director reports to the Associate Vice President for Basic Science Research at AU. Since the Director also serves as the Attending Veterinarian, there is also a dotted line reporting relationship between the Attending Veterinarian and the IO. This matrix reporting structure is in place to insure that animal program needs can be clearly communicated to the IO in accordance with AAALAC accreditation guidelines.

While all applications will be reviewed, the ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a veterinary license in the USA
  • Be eligible and willing to obtain a Georgia State Veterinary License
  • Have had five or more years' experience (fiscal and administrative) managing a complex animal care and use program
  • Have strong and demonstrable interpersonal skills

Additional consideration will be given to candidates with a record of accomplishment in residency or equivalent experience in clinical laboratory animal medicine, experience in medicine and research use of experimental animals, surgery and management of rodents and other species of lab animals.

With an emphasis on customer service and a providing high quality animal care and research support in a timely manner while being courteous, professional and responsive to researcher customers, the Director must be highly collaborative and prioritize the welfare of animals and the staff that care for them, while also having the skills and experience to raise external sources of funding in a time of state budget constraints. Vast experience training staff on best practices and analytics and root cause analysis are all high priorities. Facility operation and facility maintenance oversight experience is critical. The Director will be disciplined about implementing critical protocol to maintain compliance during a time of animal research growth and findings. This is an opportunity for an innovative and organized leader to collaborate with an impressive research staff that have the capacity and influence to develop critical medical findings for the future of medicine. Additional information about the position, including a leadership profile, can be found at www.wittkieffer.com.

DLAS maintains a centralized animal care program with administrative management of six on-campus and one off-campus animal facilities. The animal facility and use program is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC), a Registered Research Facility with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA No. 57-R-0002) and has an Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare Assurance number.

Application materials should be submitted to the candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to WittKieffer consultants Mercedes Chacon Vance and Kim Brettschneider at AugustaDirLAS@wittkieffer.com. All nominations and applications shall be confidential.

Augusta University and AU Health System are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. We seek and encourage applicants from underrepresented categories.

Augusta University is an AA/EEO/Equal Access/ADA Employer.


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Executive Director, Program for Comparative Medicine (PCM), Gene Therapy Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

6/12/20

The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) is entering a new era of unprecedented opportunity with the great potential to reshape the face of medicine as we know it. Our discoveries have set the stage for successful treatments and possibly even cures for devastating genetic diseases.

The laboratory of Dr. Jim Wilson, at GTP of the University of Pennsylvania, has been a leader in the development of innovative vector technology for close to three decades. We have emerged as the "go-to" organization for public and private partners, who want to participate in the gene therapy space.


Due to expansion, GTP is looking for a new Executive Director, Program for Comparative Medicine (PCM), to drive program strategy and continuous process improvement for our PCM team.

The Executive Director, PCM, will be responsible for ensuring operational efficiency and effectiveness of research laboratories for the Penn Gene Therapy Program. In this role, the Executive Director will lead the day to day management of the research lab infrastructure and serve as primary liaison with other internal and external operational groups, to implement and facilitate seamless interaction across all relevant research processes to support GTP goals.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Act as a critical interface between research lab personnel and operational functions.
  • Provide strategic leadership to the Program for Comparative Medicine and Vivarium operations staff.
  • Provide high-level oversight of GTP's lab animal compliance program (IACUC, AAALAC accreditation).
  • Collaborate with functional heads (e.g., Vector Core, PCM) to define critical laboratory workflows to integrate with lab support services, purchasing, and inventory functions.
  • Identify workflow inefficiencies, brainstorm solutions, oversee implementation of improvements.
  • Oversee facilities, personnel and infrastructure.
  • Define metrics and Key Performance Indicators to drive continuous improvement.
  • Coordinate annual budget planning process for capital lab equipment; Identify opportunities to share equipment across functions.
  • Oversee lab consumable inventory management system; Support implementation and training for the use of ordering and inventory platforms.
  • Oversee all related research inventory, including vivarium; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Partner with Finance to ensure timely payments are made to suppliers.
  • Train new employees.
  • Assist with lab space planning to achieve optimal efficiency.

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree and 10+ years of relevant employment in biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, or major academic research institution experience required.
  • Advanced Science Degree (Ph. D. or DVM) strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of lab research processes and experience in a pharmaceutical, biotech, or top-tier academic research setting supporting complex workflows is essential.
  • Experience with running large or small animal vivariums in a regulated environment is a must! 
  • Demonstrated experience in process improvement and continuous improvement methodologies. Practical working knowledge in a cross-functional research setting resulting in measurable and tangible benefits to the organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing and managing IT solutions in support of complex research programs
  • Strong project management skills. Understands the importance of defining and managing the critical path; brings solutions when needed to address potential delays; laser-focused on achieving milestones.
  • Effective communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Proven track record of success working in a collaborative team environment; ability to cultivate and maintain effective business partner relationships through earned respect and trust.
  • Excellent organizational skills; able to manage multiple projects/initiatives at the same time.
  • Experience as a lab manager or project manager in the biotech/life science industry and a basic understanding of Six Sigma Lean principles and Continuous Improvement tools are a plus.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

For more information, please reach out to Jennifer Royal-Fitch, jenroyal@upenn.edu.

To apply, please visit our website: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Translational-Research-Laboratories/Executive-Director--Research-Operations_JR00011165


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Lab Animal Veterinarian, Seattle Genetics, Bothell, WA

6/4/20

We are seeking a laboratory animal veterinarian with exceptional scientific curiosity, critical thinking, and self-motivation to join our team of nonclinical scientists. You will contribute expertise to a vibrant and experienced group leading the scientific understanding of the safety and efficacy of novel therapeutics in a company dedicated to finding cures to cancer.  Our company culture places a premium on scientific excellence, innovation, and teamwork.

The successful candidate will assume overall responsibility for our laboratory animal medicine program, including vivarium operations, provision of veterinary medical care, and management of animal care staff. In addition, you will provide leadership in ethical animal care and use by promoting the 3Rs, serving on the IACUC, and managing efforts to maintain AAALAC accreditation.  You will have the opportunity to propose and help drive the vision for the delivery of animal models (both efficacy and safety) and the development of an appropriate strategy to address research needs.  The position title and compensation package are flexible and will be determined based on the qualifications and experience level of the candidate.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent veterinary medical and surgical care to laboratory animals
  • Lead preventative medicine program, including rodent health monitoring, vendor surveillance, and quarantine program
  • Oversight of vivarium management and animal care technician staff
  • Manage oversight of animal care and use programs for laboratory animals, including NHPs, housed at off-site locations
  • Contribute to the development of an over-arching strategy for the delivery of laboratory animal models, which may include internal resources and/or external partners
  • Function as a resource and technical leader to principal investigators, research associates, and study directors
  • Manage the training program of staff for procedures such as animal handling, laboratory techniques, sedation, analgesia, anesthesia, surgical and post-surgical care, and euthanasia
  • Serve as Attending Veterinarian to the IACUC. Ensure a strong ethical basis for all experimentation, maintaining full compliance with all appropriate regulations
  • Be a strong advocate for the 3Rs. Set expectations and promote a culture of care and accountability.  Communicate both successes and failures and promote change, when necessary
  • Conduct audits of vendors of animals and animal-related supplies/services
  • Keep abreast of relevant literature and in-depth knowledge of laboratory animal medicine and science

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in laboratory animal medicine with eligibility for ACLAM board certification. ACLAM board certification is desirable
  • Strong clinical and diagnostic skills with experience in interpreting data to support animal health including health records and physiological blood data values
  • Experience in surgery and postoperative care in various laboratory animal species
  • Experience with rodent health monitoring systems
  • Ability to work independently as the primary subject matter expert for laboratory animal medicine
  • Broad knowledge and experience in laboratory animal medicine, including knowledge of regulations and standards for use of animals in a research and toxicology setting

Education and Certification:

  • V.M. or V.M.D. Degree from a college/school of veterinary medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association or equivalent
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state, licensed in WA preferred
  • Preference to candidates with an advanced degree in comparative biology, toxicology, pathology, or related science

To apply for this job visit www.seattlegenetics.com/careers/job-opportunities

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


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Veterinarian II, Covance, Somerset, NJ

6/4/20

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

  • Provide laboratory animal medical and surgical care by examination, treatment and advice to ensure adequate and humane veterinary support, with minimal supervision/mentoring.
  • Assist supervisor to ensure that company policies and practices regarding animal care and welfare are in compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Assist in training of staff including
  • Serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, as needed.
  • Performs physical examinations of laboratory animals as indicated in protocols and SOP.
  • Report all animal care concerns and become involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary.
  • Participates in client conference calls and visits.
  • Manages projects and complex cases independently.
  • Develops skills related to client-requested veterinary procedures (e.g., skin biopsies, bone marrow samples, CSF collection, anesthesia techniques).
  • Mentors veterinary technical and animal operations staff.
  • Learn to provide scientific expertise on animal health, biology, physiology, and research methodology to staff scientists and technicians.

Education/Qualifications

  • Graduate of AVMA accredited veterinary school or equivalent.
  • For USA positions only: must have a veterinary license in at least one state and ability to obtain a license and USDA accreditation in New Jersey within 6 months.
  • Minimum 1 year of veterinary clinical experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of small and large animals used in research.

How to apply

https://uscareers-covance.icims.com/jobs/40216/veterinarian-ii/job?mode=view&_ga=2.197425903.1176851898.1591022901-2053215214.1561576943


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Executive Director, Office of Comparative Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

5/21/20

The Executive Director of the Office of Comparative Medicine is responsible for the strategic oversight and operation of a complex academic program consisting of 13 different facilities that span the campus. The Director also serves as the Attending Veterinarian for the University. The University has over 600 approved protocols and 156,000 square feet of facilities with a staff of 85 technicians who operate and manage these facilities. This position reports to the Vice President of Research.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM, VMD) degree from an AVMA-accredited institution.
  • Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).

Additional qualifications are as follows:

Five years or more of experience directing large complex academic programs. Five years of serving on an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Must be eligible to obtain licensure to practice Veterinary Medicine in the state of Utah. Working knowledge of and experience with all federal and state regulations and requirements related to animals used in research. Five years of experience managing a program accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC). Extensive experience with the design and construction of vivaria. Experience with operating in compliance with the FDA’s Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). Experience with a wide variety of research animal species. Must be eligible to obtain DEA license for obtaining and handling controlled substances. Must exhibit a customer-service oriented management style that assists and supports the institution’s researchers. Must demonstrate proven management and strategic planning skills in the areas of budget, facilities, and personnel.

How to apply:

Interested persons can apply through the University of Utah employment opportunities page: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/105506.  Requisition number PRN23680B.  Salary is dependent on experience.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email:employment@utah.eduor call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email:oeo@umail.utah.edu.


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Director, Lab Animal Services, Augusta University,Augusta, GA

5/4/20

The Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Services at Augusta University will report to the Office of the Associate VP for Basic Science Research and provide for the collaboration and integration of laboratory animal resources and support research effort through direction over the Animal Care and Use Program. The Director will serve as the Attending Veterinarian (AV) and as such, will assume the Leadership role for implementation of the animal care and use program and will have sufficient authority, as provided by the institution, to treat an animal and institute appropriate measures to relieve pain or distress, including euthanasia. The Director is expected to work collaboratively with the Institutional Official, the IACUC, Research staff and internal and external regulatory agencies. The Director is responsible to recognize and maintain adequate resources to manage the overall program of veterinary care and will supervise the Clinical Veterinary staff to provide clinical care, health surveillance and program oversight.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for oversight of preventative medicine programs and psychological welfare and enrichment program for multiple species. Provide oversight of additional aspects of the veterinary care program, such as health surveillance, medical treatment, anesthetic and analgesic protocols and guidelines, handling, and immobilization, and oversight of other related aspects such as housing and husbandry. Provide guidance and oversight to surgery programs and perioperative care. Ensure the clinical veterinary staff remain knowledgeable about the latest practices and procedures to ensure that high quality care is provided to animals. Ensure that timely provision of veterinary medical care, and emergency veterinary care is available at all times, including after work hours, on weekends, and on holidays.
  • Provide direct supervision to the Assistant Director of LAS, Clinical Veterinarian, LAS Training Coordinator, Post Approval Monitor, Business Manager, and the Administrative Associate assigned to the Director.
  • Work in cooperation with leadership to develop and operationalize both short and long term strategic growth plans and evaluate feasibility and financial impact of projects. Responsible for continuous quality monitoring to ensure best practice models are implemented and program excellence is obtained. Investigate external revenue sources, grant availability and institutional support to provide additional departmental funding. Use international standards (programmatic, engineering, and facility) such as the AAALAC program description outline to identify strengths and weaknesses of the current program and provide guidance on what to target for improvement.
  • Initiate and implement programmatic improvements and procedures to support quality standards of operation within the current academic culture. Develop a diplomatic and effective working relationship with animal care, management, research staff, faculty and students at AU.
  • Assist in facility design using current available technology to improve animal micro and macro environments as well as staff occupational health in existing facilities within appropriate fiscal parameters as provided by the Provost's office. Provide recommendations and support for facility design for the humane use of animals in the planning of renovations to or new construction of facilities for animal care and use in research.
  • Provide support to the IACUC in the conduct of the oversight of the use of animals in research. Reviews the use of animals in submitted applications to the IACUC to assure humane animal use following current international standards. Responsible to understand and inform the IACUC committee on current standards of humane animal care and use and relevant regulatory requirements. Serves as the Attending Veterinarian on the IACUC Committee.
  • Ensure a strategic plan of standard operating procedures to provide quality and efficient material management with animal caging processing at its center, husbandry programs, animal behavior and environmental enrichment, veterinary medicine programs of prevention, health surveillance, control and treatment, post IACUC approval monitoring of animal studies, experimental technical support, occupational health and safety, and quality assurance to provide a central resource that provides support for the humane use of animals in research.
  • Facilitate program regulatory requirements to ensure training is provided to husbandry, technical, and research staff on humane methods of animal care and use and relevant policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with the Business Manager to assess feasibility, financial impact, and project timeliness. Assist with special projects as needed. Reconcile and approve P-Card purchases and allocations for three P-Card users in absence of Business Manager.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and comprehensive curriculum vitae as one PDF document electronically to executivesearch@augusta.edu.  Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.

All candidates must successfully pass a Background Check review.  For some positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) by submitting original transcript(s).  Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status


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Senior Research Veterinarian, Virginia Tech,Blacksburg, VA

5/4/20

The Animal Resources and Care Division (ARCD) of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRIR) at Virginia Tech has an opening for a laboratory animal veterinarian at the Senior Research Veterinarian level.  As a member of the ARCD leadership team you will:

  • provide clinical veterinary medical care and research support for a variety of laboratory animal species;
  • assist ARCD supervisors with operating and maintaining animal facilities in compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures;
  • provide oversight and guidance for the humane care and use of animals in non-ARCD managed programs including the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Agriculture Research and Extension Centers, and investigator managed areas; and
  • oversee and direct a defined component of the veterinary care program.

Responsibilities include:

  • providing veterinary medical care and research support to a variety of animal species in accordance with current veterinary medical practices, federal regulations, PHS Policy, and AAALAC standards;
  • providing guidance to research personnel on animal model and protocol development, the selection of appropriate anesthetics and analgesics, surgical techniques and procedures, pre and post-operative care, rodent breeding colony management, and methods of euthanasia;
  • training ARCD and research personnel on the humane care and use of laboratory animals, veterinary medical procedures and techniques, the appropriate use of veterinary equipment, occupational health and safety issues, and other topics relevant to working with laboratory animals;
  • effective communication and collaboration that foster and maintain productive working relationships with ARCD leaders, investigators and research personnel, the IACUC, EHS personnel, and other entities involved with the animal care and use program;
  • active participation on the IACUC; and
  • participation in the veterinary on-call rotation.

Relevant training, experience, and skills:

  • veterinary medical degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG (Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates) certification;
  • completion of an ACLAM (American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine) approved laboratory animal training program with relevant experience OR progressive experience without a training program;
  • veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States, preferably VA;
  • ACLAM Diplomate or board eligible status;
  • experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species that includes rodents, zebrafish, companion animals, and agricultural species; and
  • experience with supervising, developing, and managing the performance of animal care personnel.

For more information about this opportunity and how to apply, please visit the Virginia Tech career page.  The review of applications will begin June 8, 2020 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Interested persons must apply through Virginia Tech’s career website, www.jobs.vt.edu, reference # 513270.

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.


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Clinical Veterinarian - Animal Resources Department, Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA

5/4/20

The ARD (Animal Resources Department) is dedicated to providing the highest quality of veterinary medical care, husbandry, enrichment and professional technical support to enable the scientists and their research.

Position is responsible for provision of quality clinical veterinary care for all animals maintained at The Salk Institute. Responsible for preventative medicine, quarantine, surveillance, diagnosis, treatment and control of disease, anesthesia and analgesia, surgery and post-surgical care, euthanasia and clinical services directly related to research protocols. Position serves as a critical liaison between research investigators and the Animal Resources Department (ARD). Oversees Veterinary Services team and may provide leadership across ARD as needed in support or behalf of Sr. Director.

Education:

Required:

  • Must hold a veterinary degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in California.

Preferred:

  • ACLAM or ACVP board certification or board eligibility.

Experience:

Required:

  • Completion of a training program in laboratory animal medicine or a minimum of three to five years professional experience in laboratory animal medicine with a specialty training in rodents and non-human primates.
  • Prior supervisory experience.

Special Requirements:

  • Able to work a flexible schedule as needed based on workload and deadlines.
  • Post offer physical required which may include respirator fit test.
  • Ability to participate in management on-call schedule.
  • Successful completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.

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 six months / twice a year)
    • Hepatitis B (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
    • Rabies (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
    • Tetanus (vaccination < 10 years)
    • Diphtheria (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
    • Measles (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)
    • Periodic physical exams (may include respirator fit test)
    • Other vaccines/tests as required by Occupational Health & Safety standards

Physical Requirements:

This position requires constant seeing, adjusting focus, reasoning, analyzing, communicating, working inside, exposure to animals and potential allergens.

To apply, go tohttps://careers.salk.edu/staff and search for Job #: H081


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Veterinary Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Medicine and Division of Laboratory Animal Resources, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC

5/4/20

Job Summary: Clinical responsibilities will focus on working in providing clinical service for investigators using animals in facilities managed by the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

Main Responsibilities: Serve as a primary clinical veterinarian for laboratory animals at MUSC including providing postoperative care within the Surgical Research Laboratories managed by DLAR. Rotate being on call for after hour service at night, on week-ends and on holidays with the other veterinarians in Comparative Medicine.

Requirements:

  • V.M. or V.M.D. Degree from a college/school of veterinary medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Will be expected to become licensed in the State of SC, board certified in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Develop collaborative and/or independent research funding.
  • Ability to manage a team of Veterinary Technician staff.
  • Experience in laboratory animal medicine.
  • Provide weekend and holiday veterinary on-call coverage on a rotational basis with other members of the veterinary staff.
  • Knowledge of care for germ-free, transgenic mice, etc. is desirable.
  • In-depth knowledge of Federal Animal Welfare Regulations, AAALAC standards, and other relevant laws, policies, and guidelines for humane animal care and use in a research setting.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test, complete background check, and Medical University Employee Health Clearance for hire.

Our Culture: The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

Job no: 518397

To apply, please visit http://careers.pageuppeople.com/756/cw/en-us/job/518397/univ-veterinary-assistant-professor-dlar


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

5/4/20

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

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

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

Qualifications for the position include a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education, and licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least 1 state. Graduates of veterinary schools not AVMA accredited must have Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates certification. The successful candidate will have supervisory experience and strong leadership skills.  American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board certification is preferred. 

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. A full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave, and savings plan (401(k) equivalent).  Appointments for this position are made as Staff Scientist and are open to all sources. The duty stations for this position are Bethesda and Poolesville, Maryland.  Applications must be received by May 31, 2020.   

Interested candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae (CV), bibliography, and the names and addresses of three references.  Current CV, Bibliography and References may be emailed to Dr. Jill Ascher, DVR Director, at oddvrdir@mail.nih.gov.


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Veterinarian/Scientist, AbbVie Comparative Medicine, Emerging Technologies, Illinois, Lake County

4/20/20

Within AbbVie’s Comparative Medicine function, direct research and project activities with emphasis on emerging technologies that enables the translatability of AbbVie’s model development by effectively mentoring, guiding and/or supervising scientific personnel. Independently conceive, execute and communicate novel multi-disciplinary research or development strategies that achieve project and area goals. Serve as a lead scientist on his/her own project and contribute scientific insights into multiple other projects that will also support the progressive global 3Rs Program to advance AbbVie’s culture of ethical science promoting adoption of 3Rs technologies and methods where applicable.

Responsibilities

  • Effectively function as a principle investigator, generating original emerging technical ideas and research or development strategies on technologies whose development, practical applications, or both are still largely unrealized.
  • Demonstrate creative 'out of the box' thinking to solve difficult problems and champion new technologies to achieve project goals and capable of changing the status quo.
  • Independently responsible for project science within his/her area of expertise on one or more project teams.
  • Generate new scientific proposals and lead those efforts. Anticipate and critically evaluate scientific or regulatory advances or competitive threats and respond with appropriate new strategies.
  • Recognized and sought out as an expert in emerging technologies, translational imaging modalities and compound delivery and sample access technologies within the company and possibly externally.
  • Primary author of publications, presentations, regulatory documents and/or primary inventor of patents.
  • Present at leading scientific conferences.
  • Mentor/supervise a team of one or more and evaluate the performance of those individuals; is accountable for the effective performance of the team/individuals.
  • Provide consult, oversight on study design and possibly even conduct activities on innovative 3Rs research to address scientific gaps to enhance our animal research program.
  • Serve as a member of the Global Animal Welfare Committee Leadership team and provide 3Rs expertise.

Qualifications

  • DVM or PhD with laboratory animal training or background preferred with at least 6 years’ experience
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a principle investigator, generating original technical ideas and research or development strategies.
  • Demonstrate creative 'out of the box' thinking to solve difficult technical problems and champion new technologies to achieve project goals.
  • Recognized and sought out as an expert in his/her discipline within the company and possibly externally
  • Experienced and demonstrated success as primary author of publication, presentations, regulatory documents and/or primary inventor of patents
  • Demonstrated scientific communication and presentation skills by presenting at leading scientific conferences.
  • Must have the ability to work independently, perform multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and stay abreast of relevant 3Rs literature as well as publish 3Rs literature.
  • Encourage innovation through leadership, set expectations, and hold people accountable for their actions. Communicate both successes and failures and promote change, where necessary, to more effectively drive for results. Practice a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality. Competent in research methods and design using basic statistical methods and proficient in the use of statistical software (e.g. Graphpad JMP, Excel)

Additional Information

  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: N/A
  • Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Job Type: Experienced
  • Schedule: Full-time

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients.  As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

To apply, please go to https://abbvie.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/comparative-medicine-emerging-technologies-veterinarian-scientist-15872


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Clinical Veterinarian, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Seattle, WA

4/14/20

As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.

This position serves as a Clinical Veterinarian in the Office of Animal Care (OAC) and support the animal care and use program by providing veterinary care, in conjunction with the veterinary technicians, to research animals including laboratory mice and rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, swine, wild rodents, and zebrafish. Reports to the Chief Medical Officer (Preclinical and Translational Medicine) and Attending Veterinarian.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide veterinary care to various laboratory animal species including rodents and USDA animal species
  • Monitor and support protocols and procedures for animals from pre-operative through post-operative care.
  • Consult with researchers on protocol development and animal model selection. Acts as a liaison between OAC and investigators.
  • Participate in and actively support team management in the OAC.
  • Develop and provide training to research personnel on animal handling, experimental animal techniques/procedures
  • Work closely with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and researchers, support regulatory compliance, may serve on the IACUC
  • Responsibilities may include supervision of veterinary staff

Requirements

Required Education/Experience:

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited College of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent.
  • Minimum 1-2 years training and experience in laboratory animal medicine.

Required Credentials:

  • An active/current state veterinary license

Desired:

  • ACLAM board eligible or certified.
  • MS/PhD and/or Collaborative research experience
  • Experience in working in ABSL3 facility

For more information and to apply please go to https://careers-seattlechildrens.icims.com/jobs/35518/clinical-veterinarian---supervisor/job


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Staff Scientist - Veterinarian, Rodent, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD

4/13/20

The Research Animal Management Branch (RAMB), Division of Intramural Research (DIR), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland is seeking a skilled and motivated Staff Scientist (Veterinarian) to support the Rodent Program within RAMB. RAMB provides animal research support services to NICHD investigators and represents the interests of the NICHD on all aspects of animal research.

The Staff Scientist will provide clinical and preventive care to rodent research animals housed in NICHD operated animal facilities. The Staff Scientist will also provide veterinary support to the NICHD Aquatics Program in the absence of the Aquatics Facility Veterinarian. The incumbent will consult with rodent researchers and research staff on veterinary care, animal-related issues and regulatory issues. They will manage the rodent animal program, facility, equipment and other required resources to provide animal care and research support.  The incumbent will participate in protocol review, semiannual inspections, rodent program reviews, policy revisions and post approval monitoring. The Staff Scientist will provide oversight and support to rodent program contract staff including supervisors, veterinary technicians and animal husbandry staff.  The incumbent should have strong clinical and diagnostic skills as well as experience in rodent research support, aquatic research support experience is an asset. Another important aspect will be to develop and implement of standard operating procedures (SOPs), as needed, for the rodent laboratory animal facilities and develop animal care policy and procedure to meet program objectives.  This position is vital to ensuring regulatory compliance with pertinent federal, state, and local legislation and NIH specific policies, guidelines as well as maintaining Advancement for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) standards of care.  Finally, the incumbent must participate in the RAMB veterinary on-call rotation. 

Qualifications:

  1. The desire candidate will have a D.V.M. or V.M.D. degree from a college/school of veterinary medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association or have a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Association’s Education Commission for Foreign Graduates (ECFVG)
  2. License to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state
  3. Have accreditation by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Veterinary Accreditation Program, Category II or have the ability to obtain accreditation with 8 months of hire
  4. 3 years of experience as a veterinarian in the field of laboratory animal medicine or completion of a training program in laboratory animal medicine with eligibility for ACLAM board certification
  5. ACLAM board certification is considered an asset
  6. Aquatic animal experience is considered an asset

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. A full benefits package is available, including retirement, health insurance, life insurance, long-term care insurance, annual and sick leave, and Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent). U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.

To Apply:

Applications for this position will be accepted from April 3, 2020 until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, copies of their three most important publications with a description of their contribution to each paper, a short description of future interests and three letters of reference to Dr. Ruth Woodward at ruth.woodward@nih.gov.

https://www.training.nih.gov/jobs/view/_10/7368/Staff_Scientist_-_Veterinarian_Rodent

This post will be available until May 6, 2020.

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