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Full Time Positions


Consultant and Relief Veterinarians Needed


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Clinical Veterinarian or Senior Clinical Veterinarian, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

12/1/22

The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) at the University of Pittsburgh has an opening for a Clinical Veterinarian (Clinical Instructor) or Senior Clinical Veterinarian (Clinical Assistant Professor).  As a member of the DLAR leadership team you will 1) Provide clinical veterinary medical care and research support for a variety of laboratory animal species; 2) Assist DLAR supervisors with operating and maintaining animal facilities in compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures; 3) Provide collaborative guidance and support to other entities involved with the institutional animal care and use program (Clinical Veterinarian); 4) Oversee, direct, and be responsible for a defined component of the veterinary care program (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian).

Responsibilities include 1) provision of 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; 2) supervise, direct, and provide professional development of veterinary technical staff; 3) Provide 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; 4) train DLAR 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; 5) effective communication and collaboration that foster and maintain productive working relationships with DLAR leaders, investigators and research personnel, the IACUC, EH&S personnel, and other entities involved with the animal care program; 6) provide oversight and direction to at least one component of the veterinary care program (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian); 7) develop, implement, and update practices and procedures to remain current with industry and institutional practices and philosophies, and maximize efficiency and productivity (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian); 8) participate actively on the IACUC; 9) participate in the veterinary on-call rotation.

Required training, experience, and skills: 1) veterinary medical degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG certification; 2) active veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States, preferably PA; 3) minimum of 2 years’ experience providing veterinary medical care to laboratory animals in either a post-graduate laboratory animal training program or as a full-time veterinarian in a biomedical research facility is preferred, or at least 3 years of private practice experience.

Additional training, experience, and skills required for Sr. Clinical Veterinarian: 1) completion of an ACLAM-approved training program plus a minimum of 3 years laboratory animal experience, or a minimum of 6 years laboratory animal experience without a training program; 2) other applicable veterinary medical specialty board certification with experience may be accepted as determined by the Attending Veterinarian; 3) ACLAM diplomate or eligibility to sit for ACLAM examination; 4) experience supervising, developing, and managing the performance of veterinary professional staff.

The review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested persons should apply to https://www.join.pitt.edu, Find Positions, select Faculty, and enter keyword 22009435 (requisition number) or job title “Faculty Professor Clinical Assistant - Full-Time”.

Please attach the following documents: a letter of career objectives, curriculum vitae, and the names, email, and telephone numbers of three references. 

Address position questions to Dr. Amy Cassano at cassano@pitt.edu.


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Clinical Veterinarian, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

11/28/22

The Department of Comparative Medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center is looking for a Clinical Veterinarian. We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated and knowledgeable veterinarian to join our growing team. Our Department is dedicated to the facilitation of biomedical research utilizing animals, while striving to maintain the highest quality of ethical, humane and appropriate animal care. We are committed to continuing to improve the quality of services provided to research investigators for the purpose of improving the health of humans and animals.

What will you be doing in this role?

Reporting to the Executive Director, maintain a program of outstanding veterinary care for research animals including diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, pain/distress management and surgical consultation, as well as oversight of animal procurement and transportation, and supervision of the preventative medicine program (including quarantine, animal biosecurity, and surveillance). Advise research staff on proper veterinary care, specifically pain/distress management and peri operative care. Collaborate with faculty on research projects including design and performance of animal models, as well as methods and techniques. Review IACUC protocols and serve as an alternate to the Attending Veterinarian in the conduct of semiannual IACUC inspections and other IACUC responsibilities. Assist in the review of all animal use protocols and institutional programs involving animals in research, testing and teaching.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide outstanding veterinary care to research animals including diagnosis and treatment of a variety of health conditions, in multiple species, as well as euthanasia, necropsy and tissue collection.
  • Provide advice to the IACUC and the research community in relation to pain and distress management in multiple animal species. This includes staying current in novel protocols and medications associated to analgesia and anesthesia in research animals.
  • Provide consultation and support for surgical procedures associated to animal models, including pre, intra and post operative care, as well as conducting surgical procedures as needed based on veterinary discretion. Surgery responsibilities also include hands on training of veterinary care staff and laboratory members.
  • Maintain and oversee a comprehensive animal biosecurity program for CSMC including but not limited to processes and procedures for quarantine, health surveillance, environmental monitoring, internal animal movement as well as animal imports and exports.
  • Participate in the development and management of Comparative Medicine’s policies and procedures
  • Assist CM Executive Director in development and implementation training programs for CM staff as well as laboratory personnel
  • Provide training to CM and research staff in surgical and non-surgical procedures including but not limited to anesthesia administration, monitoring and recovery, aseptic technique, surgical and non-surgical procedures, euthanasia and tissue collection
  • Participate as directed in IACUC and IBC activities to include committee membership and inspections
  • Review IACUC protocol applications and provide veterinary consultation for PIs. 
  • Develop and maintain productive and service-oriented teams, with ample knowledge of laboratory animal care, use and welfare, as well as of the regulations that govern the use of laboratory animals in research, teaching, and testing. Performs other related duties as assigned or required

Requirements:

  • License to practice veterinary medicine in the state of California or ability to obtain it with 6 months of hiring
  • Current ACLAM board certification

Link:   https://jobs.cedars-sinai.edu/job/los-angeles/clinical-veterinarian/252/39409478064  


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Assistant or Associate Professor, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

11/28/22

Vacancy #: 968001
Recruitment Range:  Commensurate with Qualifications
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview

The Department of Comparative Medicine is a basic science department in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Our team supports excellent science through a comprehensive program of humane and ethical animal care and use.

Department of Comparative Medicine cares for a variety of species in several facilities across all East Carolina University campuses. We provide barrier, containment, and quarantine housing, as well as surgical and technical support.

The animal care and use program at East Carolina University is USDA Registered (#55-R-0010), PHS assured (D16-00294), and fully accredited by AAALAC, International.

Job Duties    

The Department of Comparative Medicine in the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University is searching for a collegial, team-oriented laboratory animal veterinarian to join our faculty supporting a fully AAALAC accredited, campus-wide animal care and use program. The duties of the selected candidate will include the following:

  • Participating in the provision of excellent veterinary and preventive medical care
  • Sharing emergency and holiday on-call rotations;
  • Advising and collaborating with investigators in the development and implementation of research projects;
  • Participating in academic course instruction and animal care and research staff training;
  • Serving on and supporting iacuc activities;
  • Participating in ensuring compliance with usda, olaw, and aaalac, international; and
  • Any other duties as assigned by the department chair.

Position available as fixed-term or tenure-track at the title/rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.

Minimum Education/Experience    

The successful candidate must have a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or its equivalent as defined by the AVMA Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates, with at least 2 years of training or experience in laboratory animal medicine or related practice, and ability to be licensed in North Carolina.

A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team and excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

Special Instructions to Applicant  

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • List of Three References (noting contact information)

Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 968001 to ECU Human Resources at http://jobs.ecu.edu.

ECU 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.  We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status. 

Visit this job postinghttps://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/53298


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Attending Veterinarian and Chief, Operations Branch (Supervisory), Clinical Investigations & Research Support, 59th Medical Wing,Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio TX

11/28/22

This is a GS-14 Federal Civil Service Position

The purpose of this position is to serve as the Operations Branch Chief with supervisory responsibility for all personnel assigned to Surgical and Vivarium Operations, and to serve as the Attending Veterinarian for the 59th Medical Wing (59 MDW), Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgery Center, Clinical Investigations and Research Support Division (CIRS) with overall responsibility for implementing the Animal Care and Use Program.  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 59th Medical Wing and the ability to work with minimal supervision. The 59 MDW maintains approximately 50 protocols annually.  This position must:

  • Ensure the optimal veterinary health care of all species associated with the 59 Medical Wing Animal Care and Use Program 
  • Ensure the Animal Care and Use Program is in compliance with all federal regulations and Department of Defense policies dealing with Animal Welfare 
  • Maintain regulatory requirements as outlined in Federal and Department of Defense regulations and instructions.
  • Maintain accreditation standards of AAALAC International (AAALACi).
  • Oversee all new and ongoing clinical investigations, research and training protocols, ensuring personnel involved in protocols are trained appropriately
  • Serve as a member and expert advisor to the 59th MDW IACUC.
  • Plan and conduct continuing education courses to maintain proficiency in animal handling, care and treatment to maintain currency of technical staff.

General 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 animals, and review of and modification of clinical treatment, research and training protocols; 
  • Develop and implement plans for preventative medicine including review of present preventative plans and modification of preventative plans or protocols based on successful/non-successful clinical outcomes; 
  • Provide care to sick or injured animals including provision of follow-up care and release from clinical treatment;
  • Supervise maintenance of clinical records;
  • Keep continuous surveillance for clinical signs of disease and injury; 
  • Perform radiology, ultrasound, endoscopic, and surgical procedures; 
  • 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, and surgical support techniques;
  • Provide patient peri-operative anesthesia and monitoring as needed; 
  • Provide and oversee post-operative intensive care, including the use of sedatives, analgesics, and antibiotics;
  • Ensure that all procedures performed have the appropriate regulatory and internal approvals prior to being performed; 
  • Communicate regularly with veterinary, husbandry, and pathology 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 CIRS guidelines; 
  • 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 protocol preparation and review where applicable.  
  • Assist with post-approval monitoring.    

Regulatory Compliance               

  • Maintain compliance with all USDA, PHS, AAALACi, and Department of Defense policies and procedures regarding the Care and Use of Animals
  • Provide supervision of veterinary clinical staff members as needed; 
  • Provide training to veterinary technicians, husbandry staff, students, residents, and investigators as needed; 
  • Assist in management of controlled substance inventory; 
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities to keep technical staff current in all aspects of the Care and Use of Animals in training and research;
  • Provide orientation, training, and refresher training for on-site personnel; 
  • Write and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); 
  • 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; 
  • A minimum of three years of clinical and surgical experience with laboratory animals including swine.  
  • It is necessary to have understanding of animal welfare regulations and an understanding of 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.
  • Must be Board Certified by ACLAM as a Diplomate in the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine.

DESIRED:

  • Research surgical and imaging (ultrasound, endoscopy, and laparoscopy) experience. 
  • Teaching experience both in a classroom setting and with individuals. 
  • Supervisory experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply for this position, please send your resume to:

  • Carol Walters, Director, Clinical Investigations & Research Support. Email: carol.c.walters.civ@health.mil.  Phone: (210)292-7069.
  • Paul Barnicott, Deputy Director,Clinical Investigations & Research Support. Email: paul.t.barnicott.civ@health.mil, Phone:  (210)292-5687.

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Clinical Veterinarian, LabCorp Drug Development, Somerset, NJ

11/21/22

Please apply at the below link or email resume to: alisa.sargent@labcorp.com

Clinical Vet: https://careers.labcorp.com/global/en/job/2272339/Clinical-Veterinarian  

Labcorp Drug Development is looking for a Veterinarian II to provide veterinary health care for laboratory animals, give advice regarding the care and maintenance of laboratory animals, and provide training for technicians. To monitor animal health and welfare in compliance with applicable animal welfare regulations and help maintain facilities for AAALAC accreditation.  Will assist two other veterinarians with clinical care and program oversight duties. This position is ideal for the candidate interested in pursuing the alternate/experience training pathway for ACLAM as AV willing to mentor successful candidate with ACLAM certification goal.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • 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, where applicable, annual externship program.
  • Assist with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee functions, 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 veterinarian I and veterinary and animal operations staff.
  • Learn to provide scientific expertise on animal health, biology, physiology, and research methodology to staff scientists and technicians.
Requirements:
  • Graduate of AVMA accredited veterinary school or equivalent or equivalent training with ECFVG certification, is required.  
  • 2-3 years of veterinary clinical experience preferred.
  • Must have ability to obtain a New Jersey license and USDA accreditation in the state in which the position is located (i.e. Wisconsin, Indiana, etc.) within 6 months. Not required to have when hired
  • Knowledge of small and large animals used in research.
  • Must be able to work in a laboratory setting with laboratory animals.
Labcorp is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer:
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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Clinical Veterinarian, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

11/21/22

Applications:

https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/clinical-veterinarian/1209/39827527344

The University of Southern California, Department of Animal Resources, is seeking a responsible, self-motivated, organized, and knowledgeable individual for a position of Clinical Veterinarian. The Department of Animal Resources takes pride in providing optimal animal care for all animals housed at the university for the purposes of biomedical research and teaching. The Clinical Veterinarian will assist the Director of the department in supporting research programs and providing animal health care to a diverse animal population including both small and large laboratory animals.

This individual will provide clinical veterinary care to animals; manage preventive medical programs; participate in IACUC activities; perform post-approval monitoring of protocols; provide training programs; provide consultation for research staff; supervise employees; and participate in resident training in an ACLAM-approved training program.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Provide clinical, diagnostic, and surgical services and care to animals
  • Manage preventive medical programs including rodent health surveillance, quarantine, and diagnostic laboratory activities
  • Participate in IACUC activities including investigator interactions, protocol review, and inspections
  • Perform post-approval monitoring of animal research protocols
  • Provide training programs for animal care and research staff members
  • Provide research support and consultation to principal investigators
  • Assist in maintaining university compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and policies
  • Supervise unit employees as assigned
  • Participate in training residents in an ACLAM-approved training program

Perform other related duties as assigned or requested within the scope of knowledge and abilities. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Education:

  • V.M or equivalent

Minimum Experience:

  • 3 years of veterinary experience in a clinical or research setting

Minimum Field of expertise:

  • Veterinary medical license in at least one state or eligibility for licensure in California
  • Strong clinical, diagnostic, and surgical skills with a variety of laboratory animal species
  • Completion of a residency training program in laboratory animal medicine, ACLAM board certification or eligibility, and experience working at an academic research institution are highly desirable
  • Excellent administrative skills including recordkeeping, prioritizing multiple tasks, researching information, scheduling, and applying understood policies and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

Employer Information:

USC RESEARCH

It’s an exciting time at USC. We are world-renowned for our innovated education, academic excellence and path-breaking research in a vibrant region exploding with potential. As a part of a university that is on an upward trajectory, excellent development and advancement opportunities are possible here. Ultimately, you will support the university’s expansive, humanity-centered mission: “The development of human beings and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit.”

BENEFITS

USC has excellent benefits, include a choice of retirement programs, 22 paid vacation days per year, university holidays, a choice of medical and dental plans, and tuition assistance (for employees and eligible dependents). Located central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball and other campus events. For more information about benefits see benefits.usc.edu

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.


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Core/Staff Scientist, Murine Phenotyping, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute 

11/18/22

The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is seeking to recruit an outstanding staff scientist to work in the Murine Phenotyping Core (MPC).

Environment:

The MPC is a full scale, busy, and in demand mouse phenotyping core that provides technical and scientific expertise for the phenotypic characterization of mouse models. We place a strong emphasis on scientific collaboration, technical skill, customization of model specific testing strategies, and innovative growth and development. We collaborate on projects with investigators across NIH on a diversity of mouse models utilizing state of the art equipment and comprehensive testing methodologies to assess multiple physiological and behavioral systems.

The core is equipped to handle all aspects of comprehensive, complex and diverse phenotyping projects in the areas of cardiovascular, metabolic, pulmonary, neuromuscular, behavioral phenotyping and exercise physiology testing while providing scientific consultation and collaboration with NIH research labs . The position offers diverse and exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, development of comprehensive expertise in mouse phenotyping and comparative medicine, the ability to shape and steer ongoing growth of the core, and to conduct independent research.

Position role:

The core seeks an experienced candidate with a mouse research background to assist in both the technical, and scientific aspects involved in the core’s daily work and collaborations, and to promote continued growth and contributions towards the core’s reputation of excellence and knowledge in the field of phenotyping mouse models that researchers across NIH seek out.

In addition to performing mouse phenotyping study work in the core (50% of time), this candidate would have the scientific background required to work alongside the core director in areas including: scientific collaboration and communications with investigators, experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, new method development, educational outreach to NIH community, strategic growth and planning for the core, independent research efforts, and administrative reporting.

The candidate for the position is expected to work efficiently in a multidisciplinary environment, and perform a variety of specialized in vivo mouse phenotyping techniques in support of the scientific research program of the core facility, NHLBI investigators, along with the DIR in general. These applications include carrying out in vivo neuromuscular, and behavioral phenotyping on diverse models, exercise testing, muscle/nerve stimulation, cardiovascular system testing, pulmonary system testing, and metabolic phenotyping. The successful applicant will be expected to already be experienced conducting in vivo mouse research in at least one of these areas and would be expected to become proficient in all areas over time.

The individual would have the experiential and educational background required to read relevant scientific literature, and possess general understanding of physiology to develop the necessary knowledge in all areas serviced by the core (neuromuscular, behavioral, cardiovascular, pulmonary, exercise, and metabolic phenotyping of mouse models) in order to oversee scientific strategic testing planning, experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, and follow up testing suggestions for diverse mouse models with our NIH collaborators, as well as to independently develop new testing methods, validate or refine new or existing methods, and serve as a core liaison to provide educational outreach to scientists and students at NIH.

Areas of potential growth: The successful candidate will have the exciting opportunity to help steer and promote the continued growth of the core as a state of the art mouse phenotyping center. Areas the ideal candidate could explore and take a lead role in developing include machine learning for mouse behavioral phenotyping, advanced cardiovascular physiology techniques, exercise physiology protocol development and in vivo, in situ, in vitro muscle and nerve stimulation techniques, etc.

Current Core Testing methodologies: The successful applicant is expected to have prior mouse research experience in any one of the listed areas and to become proficient in the listed methods over time.

Cardiovascular

Echocardiography: right and left sided studies, standard LV systolic functional exams, strain analysis, mitral valve PW Doppler / diastolic function, D sign/eccentricity index for pulmonary hypertension, heterogenous model exams (MI), dobutamine stress test, isoproterenol challenges, vascular imaging studies (PW and color Doppler studies of PA, LVOT, carotids, renal arteries, etc.), PWV (pulse propagation velocity for vascular stiffening). Right and left sided Millar cardiac catheterizations, direct and indirect blood pressure, EKG/arrythmia studies, DSI telemetry studies (BP/HR/EKG), blood flow, cardiac output, cardiac catheterizations, cardiac fixation and tissue dissection.

Exercise

Aerobic capacity, anaerobic capacity, power/sprint tests, customized long/short term exercise training protocols, VO2 max, countercurrent swim tank, forced swim, treadmills, metabolic treadmills, in vivo muscle stimulation testing (max torque, forced frequency and fatigue protocols),activity wheels, vertical rope climb, weighted pull up test, grip strength, etc.

Metabolic

Indirect calorimetry, Comprehensive Laboratory Animal Monitoring System, food/water intake, feeding studies, activity monitoring, cold/heat challenges in temperature controlled housing chamber, circadian light controlled housing chamber, home cage monitoring systems, metabolic cages, body composition analysis, fasting glucose, glucose tolerance test, insulin sensitivity testing, pyruvate tolerance testing, pulse oximetry, hypoxia/hyperoxia studies, core body temperature/HR/activity transponders, etc.

Behavioral

Open field, novel object, Morris Water Maze, Barnes maze, Y maze, elevated zero maze, sociability/social preference testing, Shirpa, contextual/auditory/cued conditioning, PhenoTyper home cage monitoring, social defeat, hole board, sucrose preference testing, hyponeophagia test, prepulse inhibition, passive avoidance, Porsolt swim test, sleep studies, olfactory testing, nest building, XY activity cages, circadian rhythm, video and behavioral tracking software systems (Anymaze, Ethovision).

Neuromuscular

Rotarod, gait analysis, sensory/motor reflex testing, neurological observational exams and customized model specific scored neurological assessments for disease onset and progression, in situ nerve stimulation studies, horizontal balance beam, grip strength, wire hang, negative geotaxis, vertical pole test, horizontal ladder traversal, spinal analgesia, misstep running wheel, Parkinson’s screening, cylinder test, akinesia, open field test, etc.

Pulmonary

Flexivent system: Baseline function (compliance, resistance, P:V loops), methacholine challenges, nebulization of compounds. Ventilation induced injury studies, BALF, lung fixation/harvest, pulse oximetry, conscious respiratory rate, etc. Asthma protocols, pulmonary fibrosis. plethysmography

Imaging

High frequency ultrasound imaging:Full body imaging Gross pathology specimen imaging system.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform a variety of in vivo mouse phenotyping testing and Proficient hands on technical abilities and mouse handling skills required.
  • Understand applications of the core’s diverse phenotyping method repertoire and possess the ability to strategically apply testing strategies to target model specific questions.
  • Prepare summaries of experiments, contribute to the evaluation and discussion of Study, adapt, and/or develop new techniques needed to answer new research questions.
  • Maintain detailed records of laboratory experiments, perform statistical analysis of data, prepare tables, charts, graphs, summaries, and other materials for inclusion in
  • Provide training and guidance to students, fellow and other staff members in the DIR in the use of equipment/laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques.
  • Contribute as an author and co-author in the writing and preparation of scientific papers for publication in recognized journals.
  • Candidate must be able to lift 40lbs weight, move quickly and quietly in small confined spaces, get up and down from ground easily, stand for extended periods of time.
  • Attend training sessions for new methodologies and techniques as needed and participate in conferences to stay abreast of latest scientific developments.
  • Develop new methods and techniques independently where training does not exist by reviewing literature and applying own scientific knowledge, aptitude and insights to find new approaches to answering questions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication
Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in an appropriate area of specialization with experience working with mouse models.
  • DVM or VMD with animal model research experience and/or transitioning into the research field.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Exceptional candidates with a Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and at least 5 years of mouse research experience with hands on skill and proficiency conducting in vivo mouse testing will be considered.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of ability to independently navigate initiating and building a new method/experimental protocol from start to finish.
  • Excellent animal observational skills, appreciation for animal handling, environment, and other factors which can impact in vivo mouse research.
  • Ability to write animal study protocols and experience with Animal Care and Use
  • Microsurgical
  • Ability to set up, trouble shoot, program a variety of complex scientific equipment and diverse scientific software programs.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize complex
  • Strong computer
  • Time management and organizational skills to work efficiently and independently or as part of a team.
  • Someone who wants to learn, grow, and develop while working in a high demand and busy core, and actively engaged in multiple diverse and exciting collaborative studies across NIH. Someone with a sincere desire to contribute.

Applications:

Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. Appointees may be US citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with or eligible to obtain a valid employment authorized visa. Applicants should send a CV and complete bibliography, a cover letter outlining major accomplishments, and contact details for three references to Hilina Kibrom at hilina.kibrom@nih.gov.

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers


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Director of Division of Laboratory Animal Resources, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

11/17/22

The University of Kentucky is seeking an experienced leader to direct the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR). Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Research. the Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources supervises the efficient and compliant operation of the laboratory animal care and use program of DLAR. This position is responsible for the fiscal operations and management of the DLAR budget and works with IACUC, Office of the Attending Veterinarian and other UK administrators, faculty and staff to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and policies related to humane care and use of animals for research, teaching and testing. The DLAR Director leads a team of 58 highly skilled and dedicated staff which is comprised of technicians and technologists, certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, who monitor the health of the research animals daily and provide care and treatment where needed under the direction of our veterinary staff. The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources is an AAALAC accredited centralized Core Research Service Center that provides animal care and animal research facilities and support for five colleges at the University of Kentucky.  

Qualified candidates will be a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the Commonwealth of Kentucky or eligible to be licensed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky within six months of hire as well as, have a Category II Accreditation from the National Veterinary Accreditation Program of the USDA or are eligible to obtain accreditation within six months of hire date. Ideal candidates will be DACLAM certified and have 5-10 years of experience in managing and directing an animal resource program including expertise in cost accounting standards, cost analysis, rate setting and budget development.  Additional strengths will include skill with strategic planning; systems improvements; effective personnel management; excellent organizational and planning skills; attention to detail and follow-through; strong interpersonal and communication skills; strong regulatory knowledge; experience with the AAALAC, International accreditation process; able to work cooperatively and collegially with others; able to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

This search is being led by UK’s internal Executive Search Team. For more information about the position, please contact Mary Beth Bracken at 859-257-3348 or via email at  marybeth.bracken@uky.edu.  

To view the posting click here. The deadline to apply is December 11th, 2022.


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Attending Veterinarian, Stockton University, Galloway, NJ

11/17/22

Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600-acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located in the University District, just steps from the beach and the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences, and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971. The University’s commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at www.Stockton.edu.

Faculty and Staff are committed to support Stockton University’s commitment to diversity and strong student-centered vision and mission.

Successful candidates will be required to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccine status prior to their start date. Religious or Medical waivers may be requested at the time of employment offer.

This is an in-person on campus, non-remote position.

Responsibilities:

The Attending Veterinarian is a key member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and is responsible for: 1) the well-being and clinical care of vertebrate animals used in research and teaching at Stockton University and 2) oversight of vertebrate animal research and teaching protocols. The Attending Veterinarian’s animal care responsibilities extend to always monitoring and promoting animal well-being both during animal use in research and teaching as well as during all phases of the animal's life. It is expected that the program of veterinary care will uphold the highest standards of care and ethics. Moreover, the veterinarian will have sufficient authority, as provided by the institution, to treat an animal and institute appropriate measures to relieve severe pain or distress, including euthanasia. In fulfilling these duties in an academic environment, the Attending Veterinarian should interact collaboratively with the IACUC, faculty, and staff involved in animal research and teaching when making critical decisions regarding animal health and welfare. The Attending Veterinarian also plays a crucial role in evaluating and providing timely feedback on research and teaching protocols submitted to the IACUC for approval. There must be timely provision of veterinary medical care, and emergency veterinary care must be always available, including after work hours, on weekends, and on holidays.

  • Meet monthly with the IACUC from September-May of each academic year to discuss and review protocols, and to provide input and updates on vertebrate animal welfare in the Stockton University vivarium labs
  • Provide timely feedback and input on protocols during the months of June-August should the need arise
  • The veterinarian will have input in protocol review, the development of study removal criteria, and responsible conduct of research and teaching activities
  • The IACUC, in cooperation with the veterinarian, should be involved in classifying major versus minor surgical procedures
  • Required to help the IACUC chair oversee and complete two semi-annual inspections of the vivarium labs and related areas where vertebrate animals are housed with reports submitted annually to OLAW
  • Board certification in laboratory animal medicine is welcome but not required for this position
  • Other duties assigned
  • Support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission
Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited College of Veterinary Medicine approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) with a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, or completion of the training program administered by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) of the (AVMA), or the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence(PAVE) of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB), or achievement of diplomat status in any (AVMA) specialty board
  • Four (4) years of experience in the field of veterinary medicine or animal disease control, one (1) year of which shall have involved supervisory responsibility or the training and assignment of subordinate staff
  • Experience, training, and expertise necessary to appropriately evaluate the health and well-being of the species used, in the context of the animal use being carried out by the institution
  • Oversight veterinary care program: preventative medicine and health surveillance, medical treatment, establishment of sedation, anesthetic and analgesic guidelines, handling, and immobilization, and other related aspects such as housing and husbandry
  • Provide guidance and oversight to surgery programs and perioperative care. Remain knowledgeable about the latest practices and procedures to ensure that high quality care is provided to animals
How To Apply:

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Only electronic documents will be accepted. Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents. All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward. You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF.

  1. A letter of interest describing specific skills and experiences
  2. A current resume
  3. One recent professional reference (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email Address and Telephone
Please note:
  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check, which may include social intelligence from a consumer reporting agency.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources (Main Campus, J-115) at 609-652-4384, Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 5:00pm.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) at https://www.stockton.edu/police/crime-statistics.html. The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action. Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.
Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/mXDoKKS5ODx6nFxg1tRaqr
Requisition Code: S2200569

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Clinical Veterinarian, University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

11/17/22

The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is seeking a clinical laboratory animal veterinarian and Assistant Director to join our growing research program. This is a non-tenure track faculty position.

The LARC provides care and housing for multiple species of laboratory animals with a major emphasis on rodents and swine. Our AAALAC International accredited program consists of approximately 90 animal program staff, including eight veterinarians.

Overall duties will include but are not limited to: provision of clinical care, colony health surveillance and diagnostic services, investigator consultation and support, personnel training, and IACUC participation. Investigator assistance includes advisement on the conduct of technical services, breeding colony management, study design, and general administrative procedures.

Veterinary Duties (~70%):
  • Provide preventative, clinical, diagnostic, and surgical services to research animals at IUSM and to any contract facilities
  • Maintain animal care documents and other records in a manner ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations
  • Participate in animal health surveillance programs
  • Assist with imports and exports
  • Consult with investigators and staff to provide instruction and assistance in the housing and care of animals
  • Assist investigators in providing surgery and aftercare
  • Participate in training programs
  • Assist the Attending Veterinarian by establishing and implementing effective quality control systems for animal husbandry practices; revise techniques and procedures as required to obtain optimal standards; assist in SOP and policy development
  • Provide clinical and didactic instruction to veterinary residents, interns, and veterinary students on the care of laboratory animals
  • Provide expertise and assistance for specialty areas such as in immune-compromised, gnotobiotic, agricultural, or ABSL-3 restricted areas, as needed
  • Work closely with facility supervisors/managers and HR partners as a team to solve complex challenges impacting the unit
  • Perform direct and indirect supervision of staff (lateral leadership), including human-resource related responsibilities such as time-management, scheduling, goal setting, mentoring, career development, and performance management
  • Share after-hours and holiday emergency on-call services with other veterinary staff on a rotating basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Associate Director of Veterinary Services or Director.
Regulatory Duties (~30%):
  • Assist the IUSM Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Attending Veterinarian in maintaining compliance with all applicable federal and state animal care and use regulations as well as IUSM university policies. Participate in protocol review, semi-annual inspections, and other related IACUC activities.
  • Serve on other campus committees as assigned
Basic Qualifications:           
  • Doctorate or Terminal degree is required. A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) degree is required.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Have a minimum of 2 year’s post-DVM clinical experience (in private practice, or in an institutional/academic setting).
  • The ideal candidate will have prior relevant laboratory animal veterinary experience. Completion of an ACLAM-approved residency is preferred. The selected applicant will be required to work towards achieving ACLAM board-certification.
  • Ability to obtain an Indiana veterinary medical license, state and federal controlled substance registrations, USDA APHIS category II accreditation, within 6 months of employment and maintain in good-standing throughout employment.
Application Process:
To learn more about this opportunity or apply, visit:  https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/12571

Please include (1) a short letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for 3 professional references.

The position will remain open for application on the IU hiring website until the position is filled. Start date can be negotiated. Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Robin Crisler, DVM at crisler@iu.edu.

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Clinical Veterinarian, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

11/17/22

Apply at: https://employment.case.edu/psc/ERECRUIT/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U   Job #10792

The Clinical Veterinarian assists in the clinical medical care of all animal species cared for by the Animal Research Center (ARC).  The primary responsibilities of this position include monitoring and maintaining the health of animals, performing and advising on drug treatments and surgical procedures, and serving as a role model for veterinary technical staff in the implementation and administration of a caring, conscientious and competent program of care for research animals. The clinical veterinarian works closely with investigative staff to plan and to implement humane animal research protocols that comply with local and federal guidelines and regulations for the care and use of laboratory animals. This position participates in the review and post-approval monitoring of animal protocols under the authority of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).  The clinical veterinarian, in addition to all ARC staff, is responsible for upholding the Center’s mission to provide comprehensive professional animal care so that investigators are free to conduct their research according to approved methodology. This position is subject to compliance regulations of the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, AAALAC guidelines, the State of Ohio Veterinary Practice Act, Federal Drug Enforcement Administration regulatory guidelines, US Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine regulations and other applicable regulatory guidelines.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Regularly observe all animals in assigned areas to determine health status, specifically to identify health concerns, conduct and/or order diagnostic testing for animals as necessary. Prescribe medications for animals and oversee treatment to ensure dosage accuracy and effectiveness. (15%)
  2. Perform approved basic and comprehensive surgical procedures, including necropsies, in coordination with principal investigators or research staff based on research plans and objectives. Work closely with veterinary technicians to provide guidance and training in matters regarding animal health, including policies, regulations, procedures, protocols, and advise veterinary technicians on determining follow-up treatment or procedures for animals identified as having health concerns, including those identified on MMR “sick” cards. (10%)
  3. Follow-up with investigators regarding any health concerns or problems with research animals and advise on providing appropriate treatment and oversee the maintenance of animal health records; ensure records are up-to-date, thorough, and accurate. (10%)
  4. Assist the director in planning and implementing new services and in the development of experimental surgery; advise on procedures/methods to use ensuring the experimental surgery meets compliance regulations for animal safety and welfare. Maintain required certifications and up-to-date knowledge of veterinary medicine practices, including best practices and new techniques to maintain the health status of research animals. Serve as a technical expert and demonstrate professionalism and responsibility in providing veterinary services. (10%)
  5. Consult with investigators on matters regarding animal model selection and animal use; advise investigators on caring, conscientious and competent treatment of animals. Review animal use protocols to assure that animals are being treated humanely, in accordance with regulations, ARC mission and policies. Advise investigators, researchers, technicians, and other university staff on compliance regulations of the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, AAALAC guidelines, the State of Ohio Veterinary Practice Act, Federal Drug Enforcement Administration regulatory guidelines, US Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine regulations and other applicable regulatory guidelines. Collaborate with investigators to determine project requirements, experimental protocols, safety measures for personnel, and appropriate treatment of animals. (10%)
  6. Perform approved experimental surgeries according to research plans and ARC policies and provide veterinary care to animals located at satellite and off-site animal research facilities. Lead and present training sessions on clinical veterinary medicine, included in the comprehensive training programs for veterinary technicians, animal husbandry staff and investigative personnel. (10%)
  7. Participate in appropriate animal research committees, including IACUC. (10%)
  8. Monitor, record, disburse, and destroy controlled substances accordance with Drug Enforcement Agency guidelines and all applicable governing regulatory guidelines. Must also maintain up-to-date knowledge of university policies on the ordering and management of prescription drugs and controlled substances and oversee the monitoring of expiration dates of drugs and other supplies; assure that expired substances are not in use and destroyed per regulatory guidelines. (10%)
  9. Monitor investigator compliance to ARC policy and governing regulatory guidelines. Report suspected noncompliance to the internal compliance supervisor and the Director, as well as to veterinary staff for follow up. In accordance with regulations and policies concerning animal health and welfare, conduct or participate in animal facility inspections, identifying non-compliance and areas in need of improvement. (10%)
NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Perform other duties as assigned. (5%)

CONTACTS
Department: Continuous contact with the ARC Director, Veterinarian Technicians, and other ARC staff regarding clinical medical care of all animal species.
University: Frequent contact with investigators and research staff involved with animal research. Regular contact with university IACUC staff. Occasional contact with School of Medicine Research Administration staff regarding clinical medical care of all animal species.
External: Moderate contact with IACUC members during scheduled meetings.  
Students: May have contact with graduate students and medical students for the provision of surgical and technical services.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
No supervisory responsibility.

QUALIFICATIONS
Experience: Minimum of 3 years of clinical veterinary medicine experience. Experience in an academic research environment or experience during postdoctoral training in Laboratory Animal Medicine or commensurate experience leading to ACLAM board eligibility are strongly preferred. Experience in a private veterinary practice will be considered.
Education/Licensing: DVM or VMD from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the United States. Candidate will be required to obtain a Veterinary License in the State of Ohio and USDA Accreditation within 6 months of the time of employment.

REQUIRED SKILLS  
  1. Strong working knowledge and understanding of veterinary medicine practices and services necessary to maintain the health status of research animals. Must demonstrate high level of skill and responsibility in providing veterinary services.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of veterinary medicine. Must be able to effectively utilize specialized equipment and materials used in veterinary medicine, administer drug treatments, perform basic and comprehensive surgeries, and perform approved experimental surgeries.
  3. Knowledge of compliance regulations of the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, AAALAC guidelines, the State of Ohio Veterinary Practice Act, Federal Drug Enforcement Administration regulatory guidelines, US Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine regulations and other applicable regulatory guidelines.
  4. Ability to maintain familiarity with, demonstrate knowledge of, and compliance with ARC policies and governing regulatory guidelines. Must demonstrate compassion for animals within Case Western Reserve University facilities and dedication to the Animal Resource Center’s mission. Must handle animals with care and respect at all times.
  5. Ability to problem-solve effectively and demonstrate good judgment and logical decision-making. Must be able to exercise judgment and discretion in the interpretation and application of policies and regulations.
  6. Professional and effective verbal and written communication skills.
  7. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work and communicate with various individuals from a broad spectrum of disciplines, technical and educational backgrounds within the department, School and University, and with individuals outside the University.  Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department personnel, investigative staff, institutional administrators, individuals from other institutions, and the general public.
  8. Strong organization skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines. Must demonstrate efficiency and attention to detail.
  9. Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment, and conform to shifting priorities, demands and timeline. Must be flexible in order to respond to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently. Must be able to adapt to varying workloads and respond appropriately to stressful situations. Must be able to work under pressure and still maintain composure and harmonious relationships with others.
  10. Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team providing first-class service to ensure the health of research and to support the school’s research objectives.
  11. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
  12. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, database applications, and with internet navigation. Ability to learn and apply software programs and applications as needed.
  13. Ability to meet consistent attendance.
  14. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers face to face.
WORKING CONDITIONS
This position will work directly with animals, including rodents, rabbits, dogs, cats, pigs, sheep, goats, and non-human primates. This position may have direct contact with or have exposure to the following hazards: bloodborne pathogens, chemicals, infectious agents, select agents, radioactive materials, X-ray, human blood and tissue, animal blood and tissue, and formaldehyde. Personal protective equipment, including lab coat, gloves and goggles, will be provided to limit exposure to hazards. This position requires baseline evaluation of hearing and vision. This position may require the ability to independently lift or assist with lifting animals ranging from small to large in size. The nature of this position may require the use of a respirator. This position may be required to drive or travel to satellite facilities at MetroHealth Medical Center and the VA Medical Center, as well as transport biohazardous waste including clinical samples, human blood or tissue, animals, contaminated equipment, etc.

This position will be required to work some weekend coverage shifts.

This position is subject to an FBI check and fingerprinting.

Case Western Reserve University’s animal facilities are accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) and is managed according to the "Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals” appropriate Federal Animal Welfare Regulations, and the Public Health Service “Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals."

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Attending Veterinarian, Non-Human Primate Research Program, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 

11/15/22

Princeton University’s Non-Human Primate Research Program (NRP) is seeking the ideal candidate for a full-time Attending Veterinarian for their expanding program. The mission of the newly expanded NRP is to provide gold standard support of nonhuman primate neuroscience research models at Princeton University.

The AV is responsible for overseeing day to day well-being and clinical care of the animals used in the conduct of research studies within the facility in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act and other relevant regulations and guidelines. The AV of this program collaborates with NHP investigators to design and execute their protocols and procedures. They lead a team of veterinary care and research support staff capable of operationalizing and supporting these protocols and research models; develop, maintain, and oversee the NHP program of veterinary care; ensure facility equipment is maintained appropriately; oversee facility budget; manage procedure scheduling; and work closely with the veterinary staff to provide quality anesthesia and surgical support.

Responsibilities

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Veterinary Care & Husbandry
  1. Provide each individual NHP veterinary care that ensures its health and wellbeing.
  2. Direct oversight and management of Veterinary Care & Surgical Support team (i.e., veterinary technicians, surgical anesthetist, clinical veterinarian).
  3. Shared oversight and management of NHP Animal Care Technicians with LAR.
  4. Performance of veterinary clinical rounds
  5. Maintain current knowledge of standards of veterinary care with regards to NHP medicine and surgery, particularly in relation to the relevant research models being utilized at the University
  6. Oversee healthcare monitoring, preventive medicine, and environmental enrichment for NHP research colony
  7. The NRP AV and his/her delegate (the NRP Clinical Veterinarian) are responsible for veterinary care during normal business hours. The NRP AV and NRP CV will split on-call after hours duties with other veterinary members of the LAR veterinary team.
  8. Veterinary approval of all NHP orders, quarantine, and acclimation of NHPs.
  9. Collaborate with LAR as needed for appropriate provision of veterinary and husbandry care of NHPs.
  • Behavior & Enrichment
  1. Management and implementation of NHP Enrichment Plan
  2. Management and oversight of social housing enrichment program, in conjunction with the Welfare & Behavior Manager
  3. Review and management of singly housed NHPs
  • Regulatory
  1. Regularly communicate with the IACUC, and regularly and clearly communicate animal care and use program needs to the IO.
  2. Provide support for activities and attend meetings of the IACUC, including protocol review, program review and facility inspections
  3. Serve as a voting member of the IACUC
  4. Ensure program is in compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines, and standards that relate to animal care and use (e.g., USDA, OLAW, AAALAC)
  5. Participate in inspections by USDA and site visits by AAALAC
  • Training
  1. Provide training to veterinary care staff, animal care staff, and researchers, either directly or through an appropriately qualified delegate
  2. Develop and deliver training for the PIs, lab staff, researchers and members of the IACUC with respect to NHP care, procedures, and protocols
  3. Write, review, and revise NHP veterinary, husbandry, environmental enrichment, surgery and compliance SOPs as appropriate
  • Research Support
  1. Oversight of water and food restriction of NHPs in accordance with institutional policies, SOPs, and approved IACUC protocols.
  2. Perform pre, peri, and post-operative support for all NHP models, including but not limited to preop planning, surgery, anesthesia, and post-operative care.
  3. Provide consultation, collaboration, advice, and training as needed during protocol development
  • Other
  1. Assist in the preparation of internal/external applications, reports and other material as required for internal and external memberships and reporting
  2. Assist in development of NHP-relevant sections of the Program descriptions as needed by AAALAC or other regulatory bodies.
  3. Participate in internal/external inspections and in generating responses and actions
  4. Represent the University as appropriate at internal/external meetings and venues
  5. Oversee NHP retirement program including all relationships with Peaceable Primate Sanctuary
  6. Management of Herpes B Exposure Program
  7. The NRP AV reports directly to the IO.

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from a College of Veterinary Medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association or has a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Association’s Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates), and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.
  • The ability to obtain a license to practice in the state of New Jersey and national USDA accreditation.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of clinical and surgical experience with laboratory nonhuman primates and completion of an accredited laboratory animal medicine residency.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal 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 veterinary care and research staff.
  • Management of NHP colonies used in neuroscience research.

DESIRED (BUT NOT REQUIRED):

  • Management experience.
  • Research surgical and imaging (MRI, CT) experience.
  • Teaching experience both in a classroom setting and with individuals.

For additional information if needed, please contact Princeton University’s interim NRP Attending Veterinary, Dr. Tina Grove at tgrove@princeton.edu.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

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Clinical Veterinarian, Nonhuman Primate Research Program, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 

11/15/22

Princeton University's Nonhuman Primate Research Program (NRP) is seeking a full-time NHP clinical veterinarian for their expanding program. The primary purpose of this position is to provide veterinary clinical and surgical support for macaques and marmosets used in neuroscience under the general direction of the NRP Attending Veterinarian.

Responsibilities

This position provides primary clinical care of NHPs used for research and breeding at Princeton University, including general veterinary care, management of sick cases, surgical support, and oversight of welfare and behavior. The position requires strong clinical and surgical veterinary skills, the ability to maintain clinical records and databases, computer literacy, strong organizational skills, and excellent interpersonal skills. The position requires close collaboration with the research labs, and may offer research opportunities if the candidate so desires.

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from a College of Veterinary Medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association or has a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Medical Association's Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates), and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.
  • The ability to obtain a license to practice in the state of New Jersey and national USDA accreditation.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of clinical, surgical, and anesthesia experience with laboratory nonhuman primates and/or completion of an accredited laboratory animal medicine residency.
  • Excellent and working knowledge of standards, regulations, policies and guidelines associated with performing research using NHP including the Animal Welfare Act and Regulations, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and Public Health Services Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal 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 veterinary care and research staff.
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in nonhuman primate clinical and surgical medicine, particularly those with experience with NHPs used in neuroscience.
  • Ability to work after-hours, nights, weekends, and emergency shifts as needed to perform responsibilities.

DESIRED (BUT NOT REQUIRED):

  • Board certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).
  • Experience interacting with regulatory agencies during inspection, site visit, or audit including USDA, AAALAC, and OLAW
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing education and continuous improvement of clinical, surgical, or anesthesia skill sets
  • Research surgical and imaging (MRI, CT) experience.
  • Teaching experience both in a classroom setting and with individuals.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Management of NHP colonies used in neuroscience research.

For additional information if needed, please contact Princeton University's interim NRP Attending Veterinary, Dr. Tina Grove at tgrove@princeton.edu.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Apply Here:https://www.click2apply.net/5ZDoqxuYJoR8eIGLQfgqPE

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Clinical Veterinarian, Animal Care Services, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

11/15/22

The University of Florida (UF) is seeking a qualified laboratory animal veterinarian to serve as a Clinical Veterinarian for the University's Animal Care & Use Program. The successful candidate will join six other laboratory animal veterinarians and approximately 140 support staff in a diverse and dynamic, AAALAC-accredited research institution which cares for a large variety of animals (dogs, cats, cattle, horses, mice, rats, rabbits, chickens, reptiles, guinea pigs, pigs, fish, frogs, etc.) housed in over 200,000 gross sq. ft. of laboratory animal facilities. UF is a major research institution with over $900 million in research per year. The Clinical Veterinarian is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director and Attending Veterinarian.

The position is multifaceted involving administrative, regulatory and veterinary activities. The Clinical Veterinarian will provide preventive and clinical veterinary care to all laboratory animal species, with an emphasis on rodents, at all UF animal facilities. These include facilities located in the Health Science Centers, IFAS (agriculture) and CLAS (Psychology and Zoology) on our main campus in Gainesville and other off-campus sites.  In addition, the Clinical Veterinarian is expected to contribute to developing policies and procedures pertaining to the program, participating in IACUC and regulatory inspections, reviewing IACUC protocols, serving as a member of the IACUC, and providing advice and consultation on federal, state and local rules and regulations pertaining to animal use.

Requirements: The successful candidate must be a graduate of an accredited College of

Veterinary Medicine and have completed or be eligible to complete the ACLAM Board certification. Veterinary licensure or eligibility for Florida licensure is required.

This position requires excellent administrative, organizational, planning, communication and interpersonal skills.

Application review will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Please see https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/524571/clinical-veterinarian  for a detailed position description.


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Director, In Vivo Sciences (IVS) Site Lead, Janssen R&D, La Jolla, CA

11/14/22

Janssen Research & Development, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, is recruiting for a Director, In Vivo Sciences (IVS) Site Lead to be based in La Jolla, CA.

The Director, In Vivo Sciences (IVS) Site Lead  provides leadership for the in-house vivarium and animal care and welfare program located in La Jolla, CA. This role will serve as the single point of accountability and decision making for the animal care and welfare program.

Director, IVS Site Lead responsibilities include:

  • Strategic responsibility and oversight for all local activities, including day to day management of all IVS functional subject area activities, including Animal Welfare & Regulatory Compliance, Veterinary Care, In Vivo Models & Scientific Collaborations, Vivarium Operations & Management, External Engagement & 3Rs.  These responsibilities include but are not limited to local leadership, active communications with research partners, budget & future capital oversight, innovation strategy, resource management, and implementation of vital policies and procedures required to build a sustainable program while ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Collaborate on the Global IVS Leadership Team and may serve as a primary delegate for the VP, Global Head of In Vivo Sciences. As a member of the Global IVS Leadership Team, The Director, IVS Site Lead is a key contributor to setting of the global IVS strategy and will ensure local implementation of harmonization, globalization, and standardization approaches that drive programmatic level efficiencies and continuous improvement. The role will serve as a global champion and will partner with others to increase awareness of the 3Rs, including the promotion of refinements of animal use methodologies, reduction of animal numbers when appropriate, and exploration of alternatives to animal use whenever possible.
  • The Director, IVS Site Lead will be responsible for fostering a collaborative culture and will work with a large number of internal and external partners to achieve desired outcomes. They will serve as a visible and effective change agent for global initiatives and will seek to provide strategic decision making for all areas of responsibility while nurturing the ideas of others.
  • The Director, IVS Site Lead will have a desire for learning and innovation, and continue career development through participation in scientific meetings, and increase visibility for self, Janssen R&D, and J&J through publications, participation in external organizations, and presentations at major scientific, industry, and regulatory meetings.
  • This role has responsibility for hiring, retaining, training, and developing a diverse workforce. This includes ensuring recruitment and professional development of staff is strategically aligned with organizational objectives and priorities and ensuring appropriate performance management including mentor and evaluating outcomes. This role will also be responsible for local occupational health and safety within the vivarium.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum DVM, VMD, or Ph.D. with 7 years+ of relevant experience is required. DVM, ACLAM boarded veterinarian highly preferred. In-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements related to research animals including US and international animal welfare guidelines and AAALAC standards is required.
  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements related to research animals including US and international animal welfare guidelines and AAALAC standards is required.
  • Extensive experience in vivarium operations and facility management including a solid understanding of key vivarium equipment and operational processes is required.
  • Ability to wear all Personal Protective Equipment required to perform work tasks; Applicable vaccinations may be required for entry and work within specific laboratory and vivarium spaces.
  • Direct experience in people management is required.
  • Previous pharmaceutical/biotechnology or related experience in drug development is highly preferred.
  • Diplomate American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or Certified Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR) or equivalent/related certification highly preferred.
  • Proven track-record in working with large complex and international teams is preferred.

Other:

  • Some domestic and international travel (10%) may be required.
  • Some “off-core business hours” meeting participation and work required.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Diversity and inclusion are central elements of the shared culture across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.  Attracting, developing and retaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities is essential to our success.  We are committed to providing a respectful, inclusive and accessible work environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve their potential.

At Johnson & Johnson, we’re on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world’s healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, depending on location and subject to local legislation, candidates offered employment may be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or, in certain countries, secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work. If you are invited to interview for the position, your recruiter will advise on the vaccine requirement status in your geographic location. 

Interested candidates please apply at:https://jobs.jnj.com/en/jobs/2206089212w/director-in-vivo-sciences/


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Clinical Veterinarian, University of Utah,Salt Lake City, UT

11/10/22

The University of Utah has a current job opening for a Clinical Veterinarian. The details are as follows:

Application for work at the University of Utah may be completed at: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/136189

The Clinical Veterinarian provides clinical care for a variety of laboratory animals that the University of Utah uses for biomedical research. S/he assists the Director in assuring compliance with animal care regulations that govern the use of laboratory animals.

Qualifications:

  • DVM/VMD degree and a U.S. license to practice veterinary medicine, ability to obtain licensure in the state of Utah, ability to obtain a DEA registration, and completion of a formal postdoctoral Laboratory Animal Medicine residency program required.
  • Two years’ related experience LAM Residency preferred.
  • ACLAM certification is highly desirable.
  • The successful candidate must have complete knowledge of animal care regulations and experience with AAALAC accreditation.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (spoken and written) are essential. 

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.


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Clinical Veterinarian, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

11/8/22

The Clinical Veterinarian exists to support the Animal Care and Use program at Georgetown University in support of animal research initiatives. Within the Division of Comparative Medicine, the Clinical Veterinarian provides professional veterinary care and maintenance of research animals and may serve as acting University Attending Veterinarian in his/her absence. Major responsibilities of the Clinical Veterinarian include the provision of hands-on clinical care for the colony of old-world primates and participation as needed in medical research surgical procedures. The Clinical Veterinarian will perform veterinary exams, diagnostic tests, and maintain the health of the colony. The Clinical Veterinarian will be responsible for providing care to all research animals in assigned facilities, including the observation of animals, diagnosis and treatment of clinical conditions, prescription and monitoring of necessary medications, and maintenance of animal health records. Supervision of technical staff during clinical work, oversight of regulatory compliance, consultation and training for animal users, and limited teaching of graduate and professional students is also required.

This position also performs quality assurance for campus animal facilities; serves as a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC); reviews (pre- and post- review) animal use protocols as needed; and assists investigators in the development of their research protocols. The position requires a working knowledge and experience with essential laboratory animal husbandry responsibilities and techniques. The Clinical Veterinarian should be comfortable with clinical oversight of a variety of species in addition to, but not limited to preventative health, colony management, medical treatments, general anesthesia and euthanasia procedure and other duties as appropriate. The Clinical Veterinarian is expected to provide care of laboratory animals in a safe, humane and sanitary manner using equipment and established procedures, including safe handling of animals, materials, and equipment exposed to hazardous (biohazardous, radiological or chemical) agents. The Clinical Veterinarian is anticipated to follow standard operating procedures and maintain compliance with applicable laws and regulations as a leader and role model for staff within the Division of Comparative Medicine.

Work Interactions

The Clinical Veterinarian fulfills veterinary clinical duties as necessary based on the standard of care for veterinary medicine, veterinary judgement, research demand, applicable federal legislature or by instruction of their direct supervisor (Director of the Division of Comparative Medicine). The work performed by the Clinical Veterinarian supports Georgetown University’s research vision and mission by providing a compliant and ethical research facility to conduct biomedical research. The Clinical Veterinarian is expected to be a contributing and accountable member of the veterinary team, exemplifying teamwork by interacting with, training and assisting animal care technicians, veterinary technicians, veterinarians and research faculty and staff in a professional and solution-oriented manner.

Requirements and Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include a current veterinary license in at least one state in the U.S., the ability to become licensed in the District of Columbia and obtain a practitioner’s DEA registration within 6-9 months of employment. A qualified candidate will be a US-licensed veterinarian with experience in the field of laboratory animal medicine. The candidate should have significant clinical experience at an academic or other research institution with a diverse range of species and a working knowledge of regulatory requirements for the care and use of laboratory animals. For consideration, candidates must have outstanding written and oral communications skills and mature problem-solving skills. Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Zoom) is also required.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) specialty board certification or eligibility with three or more years postdoctoral experience is preferred. Experience in nonhuman primate medicine and behavior, rodent surgical models, rodent breeding colonies, genetically-altered animals, and rodent medicine is preferred.

This position is considered essential personnel and is required to be available weekends, snow/emergency days and University holidays for veterinary on-call coverage.

Deadline to submit is December 16, 2022.

Additional questions about this position can be directed to:

Crystal H. Johnson, DVM, MPH, DACLAM
Cj588@georgetown.edu

Interested candidates please apply at: https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Georgetown_Admin_Careers/job/Research-Resource-Facility-Ground-Floor/Clinical-Veterinarian--Division-of-Comparative-Medicine---Georgetown-University-Medical-Center_JR14430


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Clinical Veterinarian II and Senior Clinical Veterinarian, LabCorp Drug Development, Madison WI

11/8/22

Please apply at:

Clinical Veterinarian II- https://careers.labcorp.com/global/en/job/2232535/Veterinarian-II

Senior Clinical Veterinarian - https://careers.labcorp.com/global/en/job/2232534/Senior-Clinical-Veterinarian

Labcorp Drug Development is currently seeking a Veterinarian to join their team. At our Madison Wisconsin facility, there are openings for Veterinarians of all levels.  Reporting to the Associate Director / Site Lead Veterinarian, the incumbent will provide veterinary health care for laboratory animals, give advice regarding the care and maintenance of laboratory animals, and provide training for technicians.

Additional key reponsibilities include;

  • Provide laboratory animal medical and surgical care by examination, treatment and advice to ensure adequate and humane veterinary support. 
  • Assist site lead veterinarian to ensure that company policies and practices regarding animal care and welfare are in compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Assist in training of staff on general animal health and welfare and common veterinary procedures including, where applicable, annual externship program.
  • Serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or Ethical Review Panel (ERP), where appropriate, as alternate member, and conduct veterinary review of IACUC protocol submissions under supervision.
  • Perform physical examinations of laboratory animals as indicated in protocols and SOP.
  • Perform ophthalmic or other veterinary examinations on laboratory animals as indicated in protocols and SOP (expected within 6 months of external hire).
  • Report all animal care concerns and become involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary.
  • Participate in client conference calls and visits.
  • Manage projects and complex cases independently.

Education/Qualifications

  • Graduate of AVMA accredited or EAEVE accredited/approved veterinary school or equivalent.

Experience

Minimum Required:

  • 3 years of veterinary clinical experience or 2 years of experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • For USA positions only: must have a veterinary license in at least one state and ability to obtain a license and USDA accreditation in the state in which the position is located within 6 months.
  • For UK positions: membership in the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Knowledge of small and large animals used in research.
  • Must be able to work in a laboratory setting with laboratory animals.

Please reach out to alisa.sargent@labcorp.com and apply directly for more info.


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Director, Center for Comparative Medicine and Attending Veterinarian, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

11/8/22

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Center for Comparative Medicine at the University of Virginia is currently seeking to recruit a highly qualified individual into the role of Director, Center for Comparative Medicine. The University of Virginia is an AAALAC accredited institution located in central Virginia at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Center manages and operates ten vivaria encompassing 104,916 sq ft. Approximately 60,000 barrier-maintained mice are housed daily in addition to a variety of other laboratory animal species. The Center operates an animal disease diagnostic and research laboratory, a small BSL3/ABSL3 facility approved by the CDC for Select Agent research, three large animal surgical operating theaters, and a gnotobiotic rodent program.

This role serves as the institution’s Attending Veterinarian providing veterinary oversight, support, and guidance for the UVA Animal Care and Use program. This position serves a critical function in support of excellent animal care and welfare within the context of the University's highly successful biomedical research program. The position reports to the Vice President for Research who is the Institutional Official and has ultimate authority over the program. The Director serves a critical role in meeting regulatory requirements and ensuring that the animal care program is in alignment with regulations and standards of veterinary care for all vertebrate animals that are used in research, teaching, and testing at UVA. This position will support the Office of Animal Welfare which has primary oversight for the animal use regulations training and compliance oversight across the institution, support the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) which has primary oversight of the University Animal Care and Use program, and support the Institutional Biosafety Committee which has primary oversight of biosafety practices.

For more information about Research at UVA, please visit https://research.virginia.edu.

THE ROLE

The Director will serve as a resource to provide advice to animal researchers at the University who wish to develop or adopt cutting-edge technology and animal models to advance biomedical research. This Director routinely interacts with a wide variety of University stakeholders in addition to supporting and being a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.  This position requires knowledge and expertise in laboratory animal medicine and surgery, biosafety, and gnotobiology in a complex, high-performing research institution. Excellent interpersonal and management skills are necessary to work effectively with an animal care staff of 90 individuals, six veterinary technicians, the Center’s Associate Director, and members of the University research community.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership

  • Directs and oversees veterinary medical care programs including diagnosis and treatment of disease, preventive medicine, health monitoring, and quarantine.
  • Provides veterinary medical diagnostic, surgical, and treatment services for research animals.
  • Provides research support to University scientists through the development and maintenance of optimum laboratory animal facilities, consultative services, and training programs in comparative biology and medicine, research methods, animal models, protocol submission and review, surgical techniques, variables that affect animal experimentation, and compliance with state and federal laws institutional policies.
  • The Director will serve as a resource to provide animal researchers at the University who wish to develop or adopt cutting edge technology and animal models to advance biomedical research.
  • Partners on the development and management of regulatory compliance and post-approval monitoring of animal use protocols. Ensures compliance with departmental and University policies and procedures and applicable local, state, and federal laws and accreditation standards. Ensures that animals are provided care in accordance with federal and state regulations to promote physical and psychological well-being and minimize discomfort.
  • This Director anticipates new research directions and facility needs, proactively develops new programs of research support for new research endeavors and trains the Center’s staff and research personnel on prudent practices for new programs, fosters and facilitates new program implementation and codifies these with written standard operating procedures.

Operations

  • Directs operations of the Center for Comparative Medicine. Develops short and long-term strategic plans related to budget, personnel, facilities, and equipment.
  • Oversees development and management of department budget covering operations and sponsored projects, and per diem calculations using the NIH Animal Facility Rate Setting Manual (2000) as the basis. Reviews or makes major budgetary and resource allocation decisions including facility and equipment needs. Provides financial status reports to senior management, as needed.
  • Develops and implements security-related procedures such as vivarium opening and closing routines. Coordinates security activities with University Safety Officials.  Promotes and maintains standards for security-conscious awareness and behavior.
  • Facilitates vivarium equipment purchases, repairs, replacement, and interactions with Facilities Management regarding vivarium design, utilities, vivarium interior finishes, and environmental conditions using the NIH vivarium design guidelines as a basis.

Management

  • Serves as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and other regulatory committees as required.
  • Directly manages all subordinate staff, usually through subordinate managers or supervisors. Determines organizational structure, reporting relationships and short and long-range staffing needs based on research program requirements.
  • Reviews and approves hiring and salary actions to ensure compliance with policies. Oversees performance appraisal process for staff and remains informed, and at times involved, in any disciplinary actions required.  Ensures the proper training of the Center’s and research personnel involved in laboratory animal research and care.
  • Oversees the administration of on-the-job training programs for animal care staff, research staff and investigators in order to meet standards of performance.

IDEAL EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate must be a licensed DVM in at least one state, be board certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and have a minimum of seven to ten years of experience as a laboratory animal veterinarian preferably in an academic institutional environment. Candidates that also possess a Ph.D. in the sciences or medical arts are preferred.

Additional professional qualifications and personal characteristics include the following:

  • Must be eligible to obtain licensure to practice Veterinary Medicine in the state of Virginia.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with all federal and state regulations and requirements related to animals used in research. 
  • Significant years of experience managing a program accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International.
  • Extensive experience with the design and construction of vivaria. 
  • Must exhibit a customer-service-oriented management style that assists and supports the institution’s researchers while simultaneously ensuring regulatory compliance. Must demonstrate proven management and strategic planning skills in the areas of budget, facilities, personnel and veterinary care.
  • Must demonstrate proven management and strategic planning skills in the areas of budget, facilities, and personnel.

OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

  • Integrity, creativity, energy, dedication to mission and decisiveness along with the capacity to engage and inspire others.
  • Versatile and nimble, with the ability to lead, listen and serve.
  • Practices open and transparent communication and inspires trust and creates a culture that rewards collaboration and teamwork.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE 

To apply, please visit UVA Workday Jobs. Applications should include a letter of interest and resume. The search will be carried out with full confidentiality.

Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to Susan Gaines at sht2n@virginia.edu. To learn more about this opportunity, please visit ESG website searches

The University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library,are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


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Clinical Veterinarian, Michigan State University,Lansing, MI

11/3/22

Campus Animal Resources at Michigan State University seeks a full-time laboratory animal veterinarian to provide primarily clinical care and veterinary consultation in support of the organization’s research mission.

In this role, the incumbent will, on a daily basis, diagnose, treat, and manage clinical cases identified in the research colonies; assist with disease surveillance and prevention programs; participate in various activities to ensure compliance with local and federal regulations and guidelines; provide mentorship to student trainees on rotations; and assist the Director with administration and management of the animal care and use program.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily veterinary care for an assigned area of clinical responsibility.
  • Participate in a rotating weekly on-call schedule to provide after-hours and weekend veterinary coverage.
  • Consult with principal investigators in study design, experimental procedures, and other animal-related questions.
  • Assist with IACUC activities, post-approval monitoring and inspections.
  • Participate in training of animal care and research staff.
  • Mentor veterinary externs during their clinical rotations.
  • Assist with medical education, primarily through facilitation of problem-based learning sessions.
  • Contribute to the profession through scholarship, teaching and learning, service, research and involvement in professional organizations.

Required Qualifications:

  • DVM, VMD or equivalent from an AVMA-accredited or recognized school of veterinary medicine.
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in laboratory animal specific practice with rodent medicine, breeding populations, and a variety of research models.
  • Experience working with principal investigators, research staff, animal care staff and students.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, service-oriented, rapidly changing environment to accomplish mutual goals.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively across organizational lines and in collaboration with colleagues throughout the organization.
  • Ability to supervise staff.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision making skills; aptitude for detailed work.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Project management skills/experience.
  • Ability to advance professionally through effective job performance, contributions to the profession through research and scholarly work and involvement in regional or national professional organizations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • USDA accredited veterinarian.
  • Advanced degree (M.S., Ph.D., M.P.H., etc.).
  • Strong interest in rodent health and preventive medicine programs.

Apply online: https://careers.msu.edu Posting #786954

Or for additional information contact: Danielle R. Ferguson, Director, Campus Animal Resources - fergdan@msu.edu


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Assistant Director – Animal Research Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

11/2/22

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Animal Resources Program (UAB-ARP) is seeking a full-time Assistant Director.

In this position, you will assist the ARP Director with overall management of the ARP veterinary medical and surgical programs and directly supervises professional and technical staff. Develop solutions, practices, tools, and processes to improve the animal resources program so as to increase efficiency, employee satisfaction, regulatory compliance, and research quality. Serve the institution by membership on regulatory committees. Participate in the national associations and networks, e.g., NIH sponsored network of institutions. Participate in training of Private Investigators and their staff and students from nearby facilities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the overall leadership and managements of ARP programs. Develop solutions, technologies, tools, processes to improve the program, animal health, efficiency, and research quality. Participate in writing program description for regulatory oversight and review.
  • Develops improved workflow practices, solutions, technologies, tools, processes to provide increased communication, performance feedback, and employee job satisfaction as it relates to the program.
  • Provides resources for better coordination of animal care between the vet staff and care staff, hands-on, one-on-one, or classroom style training to improve the level of animal care and quality of research provided and conducted by investigators and their staff.
  • Provides clinical and surgical care of research animals.
  • Reviews IACUC protocols and provide post approval monitoring.
  • Participates in efforts to secure external grant funding, including any or all categories facility improvement, construction, small business, and research.
  • Serves on at least one institutional regulatory committee.
  • Serves as ARP representative in SEBLAB management team.
  • Participates in national laboratory animal associations and/or networks, promoting UAB on the national stage.
  • Provides support to research investigators in the form of tailored descriptions for extramural applications, identifying potential collaborators and resources, and experimental design for animal aspects of projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Annual Salary Range:  $126,470.00 - $205,515.00

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and eight (8) 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.
  • State of Alabama Veterinary License must be obtained within two (2) years from hire date.

To apply, visit: https://uab.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=T202102&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.Y1mvT-_JhFo.mailto

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.


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Director, R&D and mRNA Scientific Strategy, Pfizer Inc., Cambridge, MA or New York, NY

10/28/22

Why Patients Need You

Pfizer’s purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. Research and Development is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer’s purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy or supporting clinical trials, you will apply cutting edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best in class medicines to patients around the world.

ROLE SUMMARY

You will be a member of a talented team of R&D business and operations professionals. This team is responsible for leading high priority projects within Pfizer’s Worldwide Research, Development and Medical (WRDM) organization and developing Pfizer’s strategy to lead in mRNA-based vaccines and therapeutics. As part of this team, you will work directly with senior leaders, including the President of WRDM, to develop a roadmap for the organization and drive change. You will leverage your strong experience in R&D strategy to drive complex cross-functional projects.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Drive select projects within WRDM to deliver business critical insights to Pfizer leaders, such as the Executive Leadership Team, in partnership with internal and external stakeholders. These projects may include:

  • Leading select operational initiatives across Pfizer therapeutic areas, including delivering key aspects of the Corporate Strategic Plan and representing WRDM on corporate project teams.
  • Developing the strategic vision for mRNA technology at Pfizer and working cross-functionally with key stakeholders, such as Business Development, to enable decision-making on critical topics and ensure successful execution of the strategy. Identifying and prioritizing opportunities to deliver innovative medicines across Pfizer’s portfolio and advancing these priorities in collaboration with Pfizer’s Chief Scientific Officers and other WRDM leaders.
  • Maximizing the effectiveness of the President of WRDM on key internal and external

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues, and create business impact.

  • Masters or other advanced degree
  • Minimum 3 years strategic planning experience in a top-tier management consulting firm or in- house strategy team in a biopharmaceutical company.
  • Strong knowledge of the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Experience synthesizing and communicating complex information and delivering impactful recommendations to senior stakeholders.
  • Experience leading complex strategic projects to drive organizational change while balancing potential impacts on the R&D pipeline, financials, and strategic position.
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams in a matrixed
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD or MD in a scientific or medical related field
  • Familiarity with applications of mRNA and lipid nanoparticles for vaccines and

OTHER JOB DETAILS

  • Locations: Cambridge, MA or New York, NY
  • Eligible for Relocation Package
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
  • Relocation support available
  • Work Location Assignment: Flexible

INTERESTED CANDIDATES PLEASE APPLY AT:

https://pfizer.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PfizerCareers/job/United-States---New-York--- New-York-City/Director--R-D-and-mRNA-Scientific-Strategy_4865245-1 


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Clinical Veterinarian II, Battelle Memorial Institute, West Jefferson, OH

10/28/22

Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Summary

Battelle is seeking a Clinical Veterinarian II to perform non-surgical and surgical procedures, provide veterinary care and evaluations associated with sponsored preclinical study execution and research and development objectives. Position is located in West Jefferson, OH. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking, and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Battelle’s high regard for our employees. The position requires clinical experience with laboratory animals, and experience in common veterinary procedures and surgical techniques.

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to the daily care and clinical oversight/support of research animals, disease diagnosis and study support in ABSL-2 and ABSL-3 research areas 
  • Contribute veterinary insight to IACUC protocols and procedures 
  • Development and refinement of various veterinary procedures 
  • Contribute to maintaining compliance with various regulatory agencies and assist with inspections and renewals of accreditations and certifications 
  • Engage with other veterinarians to maintain and advance the animal care and use program including preventative medicine, routine and emergency veterinary care, health surveillance, and use of in vivo models in biomedical research
  • Remaining informed of, and responsive to, regulatory changes
  • Use controlled substances and be responsible for maintaining appropriate records
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt to the unique challenges of fast-paced research environments

Key Qualifications

  • DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited institution
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state
  • Two years of laboratory animal experience in an academic or industry setting
  • USDA accreditation or application submitted within 1 month of hire
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S government security clearance.   
  • Laboratory experience working with in vivo models
  • Ability to work with a high priority focused on biosecurity, attention to detail, and timeliness. Individual must demonstrate persistence and energy in a dynamic, fast-paced, and demanding work environment
  • Willingness to learn at a rapid pace in results oriented, teamwork environment
  • Ability to work weekends on a rotational on-call basis
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, sufficient for accurate transmission of information internally within team and across the organization
  • Work may involve the use of potentially hazardous materials or may be located in areas where such materials are used. Work requires the use of personal protective equipment and adherence to strict safety protocols
  • Must be willing to participate in a medical health surveillance program and be able to wear personal protective equipment as required
  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and FDA approved immunizations
  • Visual Demands – Must be able to read and see clearly. Prescription eye wear is allowed

Preferred Qualifications

  • ACLAM/ECLAM Board Certified or eligible

Benefits: Live an Extraordinary Life
We care about your well-being, not just on the job. Battelle offers comprehensive and competitive benefits to help you live your best life.  Most benefits (including medical/dental/vision and holiday pay) are immediate upon employment. 

Battelle is an equal opportunity employer.  

Link to apply:  https://performancemanager8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=72587&company=battelle

Or contact Deb Meyer, Sr. Recruiter – meyerdl@battelle.org, office # 614-424-4256


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Director, Animal Resource Facility, Marshall University School of Medicine,Huntington, WV

10/22/22


10/22/22

The Division of Animal Resource Facilities (DARF) of Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (MUSOM) seeks to fill the position of Director of DARF. Reporting to the University Vice President for Research and the Vice Dean for Basic Sciences of MUSOM, the Director provides oversight and university wide management of Animal Resource Facilities (ARF), the division that provides services for the university wide vertebrate animal research program. The Director assists in assuring compliance with all federal laws and guidelines and institutional policies concerning the use of animals in research. The Director works in partnership with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Office of Research Integrity. The Director is responsible for directing a division that administers a high-quality program of service to faculty researchers. This individual develops, implements, and maintains animal care standards and policies to maximize university research.

Major duties include:

  • Responsible for the operational management and administrative direction of the DARF.
  • Provides leadership and direction in policy development and implementation for the division.
  • Using a thorough knowledge of animal medicine and applicable policies, laws, and regulations, the ARF Director has the authority and accountability to make decisions regarding animal care as well as the personnel and resources that he/she oversees.
  • The Director is expected to perform or assign management tasks in an effective manner that furthers the goal of excellence in animal care and use in scientific research and education.
  • Ensures appropriate animal care standards in accordance with federal guidelines, requirements of AAALAC International, and University policies, and is a member of the IACUC.
  • Provides advice to the Vice President for Research on issues concerning the use of animals in research.
  • Ensures financial integrity in costing of all services, including per diems, in consultation with the Office of Research.
  • Provides executive leadership in implementing the mission of animal research services, including animal care, regulatory compliance, research support, teamwork and assuring the safety and well-being of personnel and animals.
  • Participates in veterinary support and assistance to investigators in protocol and animal model development, advising them in experimental design regarding animal welfare and adequate veterinary care issues. Understands and adheres to MU’s Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • Ensures that the staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs.
  • Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and university regulations, laws and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified.
  • Responsible for administering the annual operating budget and ensures appropriate expenditure of all funds allocated for department administration.
  • Other responsibilities as deemed necessary for the proper management and delivery of lab animal services to the University.

Required Qualifications                        

  • The successful candidate must have a Veterinary Medical Degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited or approved veterinary medical college or school or have passed the Foreign Veterinarian Equivalency Examination. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or equivalent training and experience with board certification in another related field will be considered. Post DVM graduate degree(s) MS or PhD are desirable in addition to board certification. USDA accreditation is desired. Five to ten (5-10) years of experience in laboratory animal medicine working in a major research university or institution is required, and three to five (3-5) years successful administrative experience either directing a facility or a significant component of an animal research
  • A current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state and eligible for licensure in the State of West Virginia.
  • Must be able to perform all essential duties as outlined in the job

To Apply                                  

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a CV, and three (3) references.   

Apply at https://marshall.peopleadmin.com/postings/19715


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Attending Veterinarian, Clinvet USA, Waverly, NY

10/22/22

Clinvet USA is seeking a full-time Attending Veterinarian with an interest in veterinary medicine research at our Waverly facility. Clinvet is widely regarded as one of the leading animal health CRO’s globally and our USA site is located in the foothills of the Finger Lakes Region.

Primary Duties

Primary duties of the position are as follows:  Ensure the well-being and clinical care of all colony and research animals on site. Direct or Indirect oversight of all other members of Vet Services department. Organize, delegate, and perform routine services that follow our Veterinary Care Program.  This individual will form part of our global community of practice for vets and manage day to day activities alongside other facility Veterinarians, Research personnel, Veterinary Technicians, and Husbandry personnel.

Minimum Experience/Qualification

  • DVM or equivalent, current licensure in New York State and USDA Accreditation or eligibility is preferred
  • One to three years’ experience working in mixed animal practice is desired. Must possess good communication, organizational, and individual and team problem solving skills
  • Preferences made for GLP and GCP accreditation, research and animal lab institution experience, DACLAM boarded, and experience in USDA title 9 animal welfare requirements

Salary Package

Salary is negotiable and we offer a generous benefits package that would include medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance and paid time off. We also provide a 401k plan and opportunities for CE credits.

Our facility is a USDA licensed research facility and AAALAC accredited.

Clinvet USA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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The Company complies with local and international data protection and privacy legislation. This includes transparency in the processing of personal information processed about job applicants during the recruitment process. By applying for this position, applicants agree to the processing of their personal data in accordance with our recruitment procedure and Privacy Notice available from our website.

To apply go to:https://clincloud.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=175&source=clinvet


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Assistant Director, Veterinary Program Operations, Washington National Primate Center (WaNPRC), AZ

10/20/22

The Washington National Primate Center (WaNPRC) has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Director - Veterinary Program Operations based in ARIZONA to join their team.

Under the general direction of the Associate Director, and with delegated authority, the Assistant Director provides facility and leadership oversight of Arizona Breeding Colony (ABC) location to include but not be limited to: Personnel Management/Facility Oversight, Breeding Colony Management, Regulatory Compliance and Veterinary Services, in conjunction of critical veterinary care of nonhuman primates (NHPs) used for research and breeding at WaNPRC.  This position will have primary duties to include but not limited to performance of specialized work related to the health, care, and management of nonhuman primates at ABC.  This position requires: management acumen, clinical and surgical veterinary skills, the ability to maintain clinical records and databases, computer literacy, strong organizational skills, direct interaction with diverse groups within WaNPRC, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

MINIMUM 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 OR combination of DVM and PhD OR PhD; AND 4-5 years of applicable work experience.

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

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • The ability to obtain a license to practice in the state of Arizona and National USDA accreditation.
  • A minimum of three years of clinical and surgical experience with laboratory animals including nonhuman primates, or completed lab animal residency.
  • 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.
  • Supervisory and Leadership experience.
  • 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.

To view a full job description and apply, please click this link: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/Candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=212668


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Consulting Veterinarian Opportunity, Rowan University, Stratford, NJ

10/20/22

Rowan University has an opportunity to contract with independent Consulting Veterinarians. Rowan University currently has two vivaria, one located in Stratford, NJ at the School of Osteopathic Medicine and the other in Camden, NJ at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.  Rowan is also currently in the process of creating a new veterinary school and associated facilities on its West Campus in South Harrison Township, NJ.  The Consulting Veterinarian is an on-call position to provide both on-site and remote services.  It is anticipated that Rowan will engage in an annual contract with the Consulting Veterinarian with an annual retainer fee, plus hourly fees for services provided.

Duties to be Performed:

  1. Perform veterinary services under the oversight and supervision of the Rowan University Attending Veterinarian or their back-up, according to established standards and practices of the Rowan University Animal Welfare Program;
  2. Conduct pre-review of IACUC protocol submissions related to veterinarian clinical practices, procedures and care;
  3. Provide consultation to animal researchers related to IACUC protocol development;
  4. Participate in semi-annual program reviews and facility inspections; AAALAC accreditation application preparation
  5. Assist in writing responses to veterinary reports of unannounced USDA inspections; preparation of annual USDA report
  6. Provide training for both animal users and animal care staff as needed;
  7. Attend IACUC meetings, as needed; observe animals and inspect animal facility; observe technical and surgical procedures; consult with animal care supervisor and staff, surgical technicians and others regarding methodologies and procedures;
  8. Make recommendations to key officials for program and facility improvements;
  9. Remain " on call" at all times for consultation regarding emergencies and other urgent matters related to the animal care and use program in the absence of the attending veterinarian;
  10. Inform the Attending Veterinarian/IACUC of any violations concerning the proper use and care of any animal within five (5) days of the incident;

Required Qualifications

  • DVM degree from accredited institution
  • On-call availability Monday-Friday for on-site animal care
  • Remote availability for review of protocols
  • NJ License to practice veterinary medicine
  • General liability insurance with the following requirements
    • $1,000,000 each occurrence
    • $1,000,000 personal and advertising injury
    • $3,000,000 general aggregate;
    • and $1,000,000 products/completed operations aggregate
    • Rowan must be named as additional insured
  • Professional Liability Insurance with the following requirements
    • $1,000,000 each occurrence
    • $2,000,000 general aggregate

Please have applicants reply to:

Tabbetha A.Dobbins
VP for Research
Institutional Official for Animal Welfare Programs
107 Gilbreth Parkway, Suite 103                          
Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701   
phone: 856-256-5154 
email: dobbins@rowan.edu


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Attending Veterinarian,Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Health Network,Pittsburgh, PA

10/20/22

Applications (how applicants are to apply) https://careers.highmarkhealth.org/explore-jobs/job/j210639-attending-veterinarian/

This position is responsible for performing duties related to the veterinary care of various laboratory animals; managing preventive medicine programs including rodent health monitoring, vendor surveillance, and quarantine programs, and assisting in leadership support to the animal care and use program. The Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian provides clinical and administrative veterinary support to the animal care and use program with specific responsibility for regulatory requirements, veterinary oversight of animal care, provision for training needs in appropriate animal care and use, IACUC support, and the organizational point of contact for extra-mural animal related interactions (AAALAC, USDA, OLAW, public, etc.). The individual serving in this position works with the other team members to assure regulatory compliance for the use of animals in biomedical research. Conducts procedures and documents performance of effective veterinary preventive medicine program for animal colony.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Proactively provides veterinary medical and surgical support functions to AAALAC standards. Complies with applicable regulations and ensures that work performed in area of responsibility is conducted in a safe and compliant manner; Maintains proper records in accordance with SOPs and policies. (70%)
  • Keeps abreast of relevant literature and high level knowledge of laboratory animal medicine and science. Mentors and supervises junior staff. (10%)
  • Works collaboratively with research laboratories in model development, troubleshooting research projects and with research projects. (10%)
  • Conducts audits of vendors of animals and animal related supplies/services. (10%)
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Doctorate D.V.M or V.M.D. Degree from a college/school of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • 3 - 5 years experience in laboratory animal medicine or completion of training program in laboratory animal medicine
  • License to practice Veterinary Medicine through the PA State Board of Veterinary Medicine

Preferred

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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Clinical Veterinarian, Dartmouth College, Lebanon, NH

10/20/22

Dartmouth College seeks a motivated veterinarian to provide clinical veterinary support and collaboration to research programs at Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). We seek a candidate with a strong interest in partnering with investigators to innovate and conduct highly sophisticated translational research projects and related animal care.  Procedures include surgical and anesthesia support, the development and assessment of new or existing animal models and an interest in working closely with basic and physician scientist to provide the best animal care and the most useful translational information.  A strong interest in teaching, communication and collaboration with a diverse group of researchers and staff including Dartmouth College and DHMC faculty and residents, animal care staff, graduate students, undergraduates, and the veterinary staff is important. Laboratory animal experience and/or training is preferred but not required. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about any of the above or your qualifications, career direction and/or goals.

Apply: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/65442

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.


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Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Experimental Animal Center (EAC), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

10/19/22

The Experimental Animal Center (EAC) is the structural unit of the University of Bern carrying the responsibility for in-vivo research. In its multispecies, decentralized animal facilities, the EAC aims at providing state of the art use and care of the animal programs. The 3Rs (Reduce, Refine, Replace), the “culture of care” and compliance to guidelines and regulations are cornerstones of the EAC strategy.

We are seeking for November 1st  2022 or by appointment an outstanding, robust and very motivated Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
100%.

Areas of responsibility

Breeding facility

  • Oversight of the breeding of genetically modified mice based on the requirements
  • Supervision of import and cryobiology processes (revitalisation, freezing, gentic integrity)
  • Management of the embryo and cryo lab

Clinical veterinary medicine

  • Supply veterinary medical care independently
  • Careful implementation of preventive medicine programs (routine health monitoring, import, quarantine, diagnostics)
  • Participate in veterinary on-call schedule

Compliance

  • Ensure regulatory compliance with university guidelines and Swiss regulations  
  • Develop, review, and revise clinical-related SOPs 
  • Support with the EAC veterinary pharmacy
  • Audit veterinary medical records and other clinically related documents 
  • Serve as a rotating member in internal facility/programmatic evaluations
  • Support with creating datasheet for GM animals and the distress monitoring

Scientific support

  • Advice and support for researchers on clinical issues / animal models / breeding strategies
  • Participate to the internal training to researchers and animal care staff Support researchers on animal administration database (PyRAT)

Requirements

  • Degree in veterinary medicine eligible to work in Switzerland
  • ECLAM / ACLAM board a desired plus
  • At least 3 years of working experience in laboratory animal medicine
  • Practical experience in embryo / breeding techniques desired
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Initiative, goal oriented and excellent organizational skills, ambitious, stress resistant
  • Fluent in English and/or German, other languages are a plus

We offer

  • A 2-year position, with the possibility of prolongation
  • An interesting job with responsibility in the field of biomedical research with the University of Bern as an attractive employer
  • Participation in Journal club and book reading groups.
  • We promote the continuing professional and competences development.
  • A supportive working environment

For more information, please contact Dr. R. Evangelista at rocio.evangelistavaz@unibe.ch  

Apply! (sina.meyer@unibe.ch)

We are looking forward to receiving your fully documented application until October 28th 2022.


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Attending Veterinarian, Stockton University, Galloway,  NJ

10/14/22

Requisition Code:
S2200569

Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600-acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located in the University District, just steps from the beach and the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences, and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971. The University's commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at www.Stockton.edu.

Faculty and Staff are committed to support Stockton University's commitment to diversity and strong student-centered vision and mission.

Successful candidates will be required to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccine status prior to their start date. Religious or Medical waivers may be requested at the time of employment offer.

This is an in-person on campus, non-remote position.

Responsibilities:

The Attending Veterinarian is a key member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and is responsible for: 1) the well-being and clinical care of vertebrate animals used in research and teaching at Stockton University and 2) oversight of vertebrate animal research and teaching protocols. The Attending Veterinarian's animal care responsibilities extend to always monitoring and promoting animal well-being both during animal use in research and teaching as well as during all phases of the animal's life. It is expected that the program of veterinary care will uphold the highest standards of care and ethics. Moreover, the veterinarian will have sufficient authority, as provided by the institution, to treat an animal and institute appropriate measures to relieve severe pain or distress, including euthanasia. In fulfilling these duties in an academic environment, the Attending Veterinarian should interact collaboratively with the IACUC, faculty, and staff involved in animal research and teaching when making critical decisions regarding animal health and welfare. The Attending Veterinarian also plays a crucial role in evaluating and providing timely feedback on research and teaching protocols submitted to the IACUC for approval. There must be timely provision of veterinary medical care, and emergency veterinary care must be always available, including after work hours, on weekends, and on holidays.

  • Meet monthly with the IACUC from September-May of each academic year to discuss and review protocols, and to provide input and updates on vertebrate animal welfare in the Stockton University vivarium labs
  • Provide timely feedback and input on protocols during the months of June-August should the need arise
  • The veterinarian will have input in protocol review, the development of study removal criteria, and responsible conduct of research and teaching activities
  • The IACUC, in cooperation with the veterinarian, should be involved in classifying major versus minor surgical procedures
  • Required to help the IACUC chair oversee and complete two semi-annual inspections of the vivarium labs and related areas where vertebrate animals are housed with reports submitted annually to OLAW
  • Board certification in laboratory animal medicine is welcome but not required for this position
  • Other duties assigned
  • Support Stockton University's diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited College of Veterinary Medicine approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) with a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, or completion of the training program administered by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) of the (AVMA), or the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence(PAVE) of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB), or achievement of diplomat status in any (AVMA) specialty board
  • Four (4) years of experience in the field of veterinary medicine or animal disease control, one (1) year of which shall have involved supervisory responsibility or the training and assignment of subordinate staff
  • Experience, training, and expertise necessary to appropriately evaluate the health and well-being of the species used, in the context of the animal use being carried out by the institution
  • Oversight veterinary care program: preventative medicine and health surveillance, medical treatment, establishment of sedation, anesthetic and analgesic guidelines, handling, and immobilization, and other related aspects such as housing and husbandry
  • Provide guidance and oversight to surgery programs and perioperative care. Remain knowledgeable about the latest practices and procedures to ensure that high quality care is provided to animals

How To Apply:

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Only electronic documents will be accepted. Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents. All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF.

  1. A letter of interest describing specific skills and experiences
  2. A current resume
  3. One recent professional reference (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email Address and Telephone

Please note:

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check, which may include social intelligence from a consumer reporting agency.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources (Main Campus, J-115) at 609-652-4384, Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 5:00pm.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) at https://www.stockton.edu/police/crime-statistics.html. The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action. Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/mXDoKKS5ODx6nFxg1tRaqr


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Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer, GS-0701-15

Eunice Kennedy ShriverNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

10/14/22

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland is recruiting for an Animal Program Director (APD) to lead the AAALAC accredited Animal Care Program within its Division of Intramural Research (DIR). Research supported by the Research Animal Medicine Branch (RAMB) illuminates developmental origins of health and disease to help ensure that women and men have good reproductive health, that children are born healthy, and that people develop to live productive lives.  More than 40 NICHD Principal Investigators use vertebrate animal models in their research. The NICHD operates two animal facilities: a rodent facility with an average daily census of >10000 cages and an aquatics facility with an average daily census of >20000 tanks. More detailed information about the NICHD DIR may be found at https://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/org/dir/Pages/index.aspx

Primary responsibilities of the Animal Program Director will include serving as a partner in and facilitator of the research enterprise within the DIR.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated training and experience in the practice of laboratory animal medicine and research. The Director’s duties will include  responsibility for all aspects of the animal care and use program including serving as Attending Veterinarian on the NICHD IACUC, provision of clinical care to rodent and aquatic animal models, oversight of animal facility staffing and operations, training of vivarium staff and investigative personnel, review of proposed animal studies, planning and participation of an extensive animal health surveillance program, contribution to the ongoing evaluation and refinement of the NICHD animal care and use program, and advising the NICHD senior leadership on areas of concern and how to organize the animal program to accomplish the Institute’s research mission. In addition, the Director will represent NICHD on the NIH Animal Program Directors’ Committee and the Animal Research Advisory Committee and provide campus-wide leadership in all aspects of laboratory animal medicine but especially in the use of aquatic species. The successful applicant will have excellent oral and written communication skills and be a team player.

Ideal candidates will have extensive knowledge and experience in management and operation of an AAALAC accredited animal care program comprised of rodents and aquatic animals including skills in personnel management, budget oversight, and facility management.

QUALIFICATIONS:

In order to meet the Basic Requirements for a Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer, GS-0701 position, you must have:

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 Council on Education (AVMA).

OR


  1. Successfully graduated from a foreign veterinary medical school that is not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education. AND have been certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG). AND have passed the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and the Test of Written English (TWE) OR have passed the International English Language Test System (IELTS) or the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL);

OR


  1. Successfully graduated from a foreign veterinary medical school that is not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education. AND have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice veterinary medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States that includes successful completion of the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) or its predecessors, the National Board Examination (NBE) and the Clinical Competency Test (CCT). AND have passed the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and the Test of Written English (TWE) OR have passed the International English Language Test System (IELTS) or the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL);

OR


  1. Successfully graduated from a foreign veterinary medical school that is not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education. AND have proof that your education is equivalent to that gained in a veterinary medical program that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education. This equivalency is established by an AVMA-accredited veterinary medical school or college that has accepted your final transcript at full value for placement into an advanced degree, postgraduate educational program, or training program (e.g. residency or graduate program). AND have passed the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and the Test of Written English (TWE) OR have passed the International English Language Test System (IELTS) or the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL).

AND

Specialized Experience

To qualify for this position at the GS-15 level: In addition to the Basic Requirement shown above, you must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks:  Managing and operating a AAALAC accredited animal care program comprised of rodents and aquatic animals to include mastery of clinical medicine of rodent and aquatic species, provide budget oversite of program area, assist senior leaders in  developing and implementing plans to support research priorities, advise biomedical researchers on the selection and appropriate animal models, animal physiology, nutrition, genetics, disease, breeding, and environmental conditions, mentor and supervise personnel including veterinary and administrative staff, exhibit positive and collegial interactions with staff at all levels and with scientific staff to promote and facilitate their research and scholarly contributions, and provide oversight of Public Health Service funded research to ensure compliance with all applicable PHS.

SALARY/BENEFITS:  Salary is commensurate with training and relevant research experience.  A full package of Federal Civil Service benefits is available for this position, including retirement, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, leave, and a Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent).

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.  The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT/FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: The National Institutes of Health inspires public confidence in our science by maintaining high ethical principles. NIH employees are subject to Federal government-wide regulations and statutes as well as agency-specific regulations described at the NIH Ethics Website, https://ethics.od.nih.gov/.  We encourage you to review this information. The position is subject to a background investigation and requires the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:  NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

HOW TO APPLY:  Candidates must apply online at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/682299800  between 11/21/22 – 11/30/22.

U.S. Citizenship or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.  If you have questions about applying for this position, please contact Brittany Williams at brittany.williams3@nih.gov or call 301-435-5721.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Dr. Karl Pfeifer @ (301) 451-2017 or pfeiferk@nih.gov.

When applying, please submit:

  • CV with bibliography and examples of professional recognition in the animal care field (e.g. awards, honors, outside activities.)
  • Summary of experience
  • Personal statement describing your professional goals and interest in this position.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement that describes mentoring, teaching, and outreach experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse population including women and persons from racial/ethnic minorities, and other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research.
  • Names and contact information for 4 references willing to provide a Letter of Recommendation, upon request.
  • An official transcript will be required before an offer can be extended.
  • If you have questions about this position, please contact Francie Kitzmiller, Administrative Officer at franciek@mail.nih.gov

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers and encourage application from women and minorities.


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Laboratory Animal Medicine Resident Training, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

10/13/22

The Animal Care Program at the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) in La Jolla, California is accepting applications for two new Laboratory Animal Medicine Resident positions, one to start as soon as offered and accepted, and the other to start July 1, 2023. The training program is ACLAM approved.

Program Description:

The UC San Diego Animal Care Program (ACP) supports animal-related research that currently is funded at an annual level of 300 million dollars. The campus research effort covers work in the Health Sciences, School of Engineering, Division of Biological Sciences, the Departments of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences in the Division of Social Sciences, the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The species range is extensive, including most ACLAM primary and secondary species, as well as a variety of unusual species, including a large aquatics species research program. In addition to the research aquatics program, ACP is responsible for the health program for the diverse exhibits collection at the Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

The three-year training program’s goals are to prepare the residents to be able to pass the ACLAM board examination as well as to prepare them to step into permanent positions in laboratory animal medicine with the skills, perspective and confidence to immediately have comfort and success wherever they are employed. The trainees work with a group of five staff veterinarians plus their fellow residents, as well as working with others in our 180-person department including husbandry, health program (diagnostic lab and animal health technicians), research support (technical and training) and business personnel, plus active work with the UC San Diego IACUC Office, including protocol review, inspections and post-procedural monitoring and training. The training program has a close association with the Lab Animal Medicine Training Program at Salk Institute for Biological Studies, including joint weekly didactic/board prep study sessions, monthly journal club and monthly Comparative Medicine Symposium, which is attended by others in the local lab animal medicine community as well. In addition to the Salk Institute program collaboration, we have periodic work and interactions with other local research institutions as well as the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (Zoo, Safari Park and Institute for Conservation Research) and Sea World.

One year during the program is largely devoted to work in one of the UC San Diego research laboratories, under the mentorship of an established UC San Diego investigator. With the great size and breadth of the animal work here, research and lab animal medicine training opportunities within this program are flexible and opportunistic, with the chance for the trainees to look towards additional work that they feel is of particular interest to them, even as they receive broad-based experience in all things lab animal medicine. Our graduated residents have all successfully published one or more first author research papers, and all are gainfully employed in well know research and educational institutions throughout the United States. Those who have completed the program maintain strong connections with our current residents, helping to mentor them in their preparation for employment and for taking the ACLAM board examination.

Requirements: Candidates must have graduated from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school (or have completed all ECFVG or PAVE requirements), and passed the national licensure examination (NAVLE). Well–rounded individuals with clinical experience and a strong research interest are encouraged to apply. To be successful in our program the applicant must be able to work independently and possess a demonstrated ability to study and perform at high level.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, plus their curriculum vitae, veterinary and graduate school transcripts, as well as the names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least 3 professional references The cover letter should not only reflect career goals, but also provide information about the applicant’s related background, as well as their understanding of the rewards and challenges of a career in laboratory animal medicine. These materials should be sent to Dr. Kent Osborn, Animal Care Program, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr. #0614, La Jolla, CA 92093-0614.

For additional information, Dr. Osborn can be contacted via email at kgosborn@ucsd.edu and by phone at 858.534.8860.

The Animal Care Program at University of California San Diego, is committed to actively promoting our Principles of Community and UC San Diego’s Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence to support equity, diversity, and inclusion within all levels of our organization.

Kent Osborn, DVM, PhD
Associate Director
Animal Care Program, 0614
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093-0614
858.534.8860
kgosborn@ucsd.edu


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Director of Comparative Medicine, Abbvie, South San Francisco, CA

10/7/22

AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health, and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Abbvie has an immediate opening for a senior-level laboratory animal veterinarian to join a dedicated team of professionals in South San Francisco, CA as Director of Comparative Medicine West/Attending Veterinarian.  The successful candidate will participate in global leadership and support a major biopharmaceutical company with a focus on oncology drug development. 

The incumbent will support in vivo research activities at the AbbVie Bay Area facility.  This facility, an approximately 28,000 sq ft AAALAC accredited, discovery research focused rodent facility, supports Oncology and other therapeutic and functional areas. The position will report directly to the Global Director of Comparative Medicine.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Oversight and leadership of the Animal Care and Use program ensuring quality veterinary support and pharmaceutical research
  • Ensuring the highest standards of ethical responsibility for the care and welfare of research animal in the program; ensure, promote, and maintain AbbVie’s Culture of Care
  • Assuring programmatic and vivarium compliance with relevant regulations and standards (AAALAC and AbbVie’s Global Animal Welfare Policies).
  • Primary veterinary care for research animals at the facility
  • Collaboration with and support of scientific groups in Discovery and Development
  • Leading a team of laboratory animal science professionals including operation managers, animal care technicians, and animal health technicians
  • Managing and developing direct reports to optimize productivity and career pathways
  • Collaborating and leading local and global Comparative Medicine and 3R initiatives.
  • Collaborating closely with groups responsible for areas such as research quality assurance, engineering and facilities, safety and occupational health and security
  • Other functions as required

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited institution or other equivalent education
  • A license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the United States and ability to obtain licensure in CA
  • ACLAM board certification and experience in laboratory animal medicine (with a broad range of rodent models) is required.
  • Master or PhD preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience in leadership roles within large, complex laboratory animal medicine programs or teams including experience in laboratory animal medicine in pharmaceutical research or similar research settings
  • Expert knowledge of the regulatory requirements and guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals
  • A proven track record of successful collaboration and the development of effective working relationships with research staff
  • Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a collaborative team while leading and energizing others to reach goals
  • Ability to manage large budgets and dynamic programmatic projects
  • The ability to lead scientific projects and collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams is desired. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

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://careers.abbvie.com/en/job/south-san-francisco/director-preclinical-safety-comparative-medicine/14/37007934592


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Senior Veterinarian, Medtronic, Coon Rapids, MN

10/3/22

The Senior Veterinarian will provide expertise to assure humane care and treatment of the animal population used in the development of implantable devices, biomaterials, and/or biotherapeutic treatments at an AAALAC-accredited research facility. This will include recommendations and implementation of accepted standards pertaining to: animal husbandry, preventative medicine, experimental surgery, anesthesia, analgesia, diagnosis and treatment of health problems. The position reports to the Director, Medical Group at Medtronic Physiological Research Laboratories (PRL).

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Veterinary Medicine and Surgery: Provide direct veterinary care, conduct surgical procedures, and serve as consultant for animals housed at PRL and satellite boarding facilities.
  • Executing programs of veterinary care and research including husbandry and medical care of diverse animal species, surgical procedures and/or biotherapeutic treatments, diagnostic medicine, imaging modalities, epidemiological investigations, animal acquisitions, environmental monitoring. 
  • Provides leadership to professional and technical staff. Provides medical guidance to animal care professionals as dictated by study protocol or by animal welfare issues including housing, quarantine, vaccination, analgesia, and treatment programs. 
  • Sustain accreditation and regulatory compliance. Provide input into interpretation and implementation of regulations (GLP, USDA Animal Welfare Act, AAALAC), policies, and guidelines affecting animal care programs. Support aspects of regulatory inspections. Implement applicable SOPs. May serve on the IACUC, facilitating protocol review and facility inspections. 
  • Provide rotating “on call” responsibilities that require 24-hour availability for animal care issues. 
  • Imaging Capabilities: Provide knowledge and experience in the areas of image capture and analysis for CT, MRI, ultrasound, and other imaging modalities. 
  • Animal Model Development: Consult on and review protocols for the acquisition and optimization of data.
  • Research comparative anatomy and pathophysiology to determine the most appropriate animal model and test methods to achieve study objectives for device / biotherapeutic applications. Make surgical and medical care recommendations to investigators. 
  • Collaboration: Serve as spokesperson for Medtronic on care and use of laboratory animals and establishing global guidelines and regulations for industry. Facilitate collaborative research efforts and best practices. 
  • Education: Maintain substantive leading-edge knowledge of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery 
  • Participate in professional meetings, read current materials, and network with key opinion leaders. 
  • Benchmark outside research facilities for seeking best practices and forging strategic working relationships. 
  • Provide educational and training programs for surgical and animal care technicians to maintain current best practices.

QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, the following basic qualifications must be evident on your resume:

Education Required - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, DVM / VMD

Years of Experience Required- Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience.

Nice to Have -

  • Laboratory Animal Medicine or DACLAM Diplomate American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DACLAM)
  • Current license (or ability to attain within 90 days) to practice veterinary medicine in MN
  • Experience working in a research environment.
  • Computer skills:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
  • Excellent interpersonal and team relations
  • Ability to handle stress and conflict constructively
  • Advanced written and oral communications skills.

JOB POSTING

Full job posting available @ jobs.medtronic.com ID: 22000JFB

Contact Ian Courtney for further details if needed at ian.courtney@medtronic.com or 763-514-6888

CAREERS THAT CHANGE LIVES

Engineers and Scientists create our market-leading portfolio of innovations. Join us to make a lasting impact. Help bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide. 

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology can do to help alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

Join us to make a lasting impact. Help bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide.


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Veterinarian, Medtronic, Coon Rapids, MN

10/3/22

The Veterinarian will provide expertise to assure humane care and treatment of the animal population used in the development of implantable devices, biomaterials, and/or biotherapeutic treatments at an AAALAC-accredited research facility. This will include recommendations and implementation of accepted standards pertaining to animal husbandry, preventative medicine, experimental surgery, anesthesia, analgesia, diagnosis, and treatment of health problems. The position reports to the Director, Medical Group at Medtronic Physiological Research Laboratories (PRL).

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Veterinary Medicine: Provide direct veterinary care, conduct surgeries, and serve as consultant for animals housed at PRL and satellite boarding facilities.
  • Executing programs of veterinary care and research including husbandry and medical care of diverse animal species, diagnostic medicine, imaging modalities, epidemiological investigations, animal acquisitions, environmental monitoring. 
  • Provides leadership to professional and technical staff. Provides medical guidance to animal care professionals as dictated by study protocol or by animal welfare issues including housing, quarantine, vaccination, analgesia, and treatment programs. 
  • Sustain accreditation and regulatory compliance. Provide input into interpretation and implementation of regulations (GLP, USDA Animal Welfare Act, AAALAC), policies, and guidelines affecting animal care programs. Support aspects of regulatory inspections. Implement applicable SOPs. May serve on the IACUC, facilitating protocol review and facility inspections. 
  • Provide rotating “on call” responsibilities that require 24-hour availability for animal care issues. 
  • Imaging Capabilities: Provide knowledge and experience in the areas of image capture and analysis for CT, MRI, ultrasound, and other imaging modalities. 
  • Animal Model Development: Consult on and review protocols for the acquisition and optimization of data.
  • Research comparative anatomy and pathophysiology to determine the most appropriate animal model and test methods to achieve study objectives for device / biotherapeutic applications. Make surgical and medical care recommendations to investigators. 
  • Collaboration: Serve as spokesperson for Medtronic on care and use of laboratory animals and establishing global guidelines and regulations for industry. Facilitate collaborative research efforts and best practices. 
  • Education: Maintain substantive leading-edge knowledge of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Participate in professional meetings, read current materials, and network with key opinion leaders. 
  • Benchmark outside research facilities for seeking best practices and forging strategic working relationships. 
  • Provide educational and training programs for surgical and animal care technicians to maintain current best practices.

QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, the following basic qualifications must be evident on your resume:

Education Required - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, DVM / VMD

Years of Experience Required- Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with 0 years of experience

Nice to Have -

  • Diplomate American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DACLAM)
  • Current license (or ability to attain within 90 days) to practice veterinary medicine in MN
  • Computer skills:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
  • Excellent interpersonal and team relations
  • Ability to handle stress and conflict constructively
  • Advanced written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Animal Care experience in a biomedical research industry, especially related to cardiac, neuro, and spine devices and therapies.
  • Experience working in a research environment.
  • Surgical interest in a biomedical research industry, especially related to cardiac, neuro, and spine devices and therapies.
  • Experience and knowledge of imaging modalities including, but not limited to, CT, MRI, and Ultrasound.
  • Preclinical research experience
  • Clinical experience

JOB POSTING

Full job posting available @jobs.medtronic.com ID: 22000JBX

Contact Ian Courtney for further details if needed at ian.courtney@medtronic.com or 763-514-6888

CAREERS THAT CHANGE LIVES

Engineers and Scientists create our market-leading portfolio of innovations. Join us to make a lasting impact. Help bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide. 

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology can do to help alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

Join us to make a lasting impact. Help bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide.


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Surgical Lead, Comparative Medicine, Pfizer Inc., Groton, CT

10/3/22

ROLE SUMMARY

As part of the Comparative Medicine team, you will advance the WRDM portfolio through overseeing surgical responsibilities within Comparative Medicine and leading the surgical team to develop novel, innovative and refined surgical models and provide high quality preclinical surgical models to support Pfizer Research Units. You will act as a technology expert managing surgical animal models (internal and outsourced) and anesthesia/analgesia required for research, preclinical and translational clinical support. It is your hard work along with innovative ideas and focus that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • As an experienced veterinary surgeon in the laboratory animal science & medicine field, leads on the provision of surgical, scientific & technical advisement for in vivo discovery and/or preclinical safety programs by working collaboratively with study teams and providing specialist level surgical skills
  • Collaborates with Pfizer Research Units and partner lines to define study surgical needs, develop, and execute animal models of disease & manage necessary resources
  • Leads a team to provide surgical, anesthesia and analgesia expertise in rodent and large animal species for clinical care, surgical model development and research studies
  • Works across partner lines and/or research units and across sites to test and advance innovative processes, hypotheses and methodologies. Actively encourages curiosity by exploring emerging surgical and anesthetic technologies, challenges the status quo to foster innovation and promotes the 3Rs.
  • Serves as a Subject Matter Expert for vendor relationships and for outsourced studies involving surgical models
  • In collaboration with Global Training, develops future talent by engaging in technical and scientific competency of staff to support engagement and internal and external
  • Provides high quality veterinary care to diverse species of research animals in support of Pfizer’s portfolio with ability to assist in clinical coverage on an as-needed basis.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • DVM required; licensed to practice in the US
  • Minimum of 4 years related experience including surgical and laboratory animal medicine and a professional reputation for preclinical surgical expertise
  • Previous supervisory/management experience with demonstrated leadership, collaboration, and success in strategic decisions with interdisciplinary teams and investigative partners
  • Must possess clear understanding of regulations guidance (e.g. USDA, GLP) and AAALAC accreditation standards related to the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Nonhuman primate experience
  • Board certification by American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to stand for extended duration for large animal surgery
  • Working with nonhuman primate are included in the job A pre-hire requirement is either providing proof of measles immunity or receiving the measles vaccination before hire.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • ~ 10% domestic travel anticipated to support other WRDM sites or observe activities at contract research organizations
  • Essential Personnel are defined as the staff who are required to report to their designated work location, to ensure the operation of essential functions or departments during an emergency, as determined by Pfizer, or when the business has suspended operations. There are some individuals who may be required to perform essential services remotely and those individuals will be identified in advance and notified by their supervisors, but in most cases Essential Personnel are required to be on-site during an emergency or suspension of operations.

Other Job Details

  • Relocation support available
  • Work Location Assignment: On Premise

INTERESTED CANDIDATES PLEASE APPLY AT: https://pfizer.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PfizerCareers/job/United-States---Connecticut---Groton/ Surgical-Lead---Comparative-Medicine_4864131 


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Executive Director/Campus Veterinarian, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA

9/29/22

Initial Review Date: Fri 11/4/2022
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Department Overview:

The Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR) organization supports, facilitates and promotes the world-class research enterprise at UC San Diego by a) providing essential services and resources that enhance research and other creative endeavors, b) enabling partnerships and collaborations among researchers at UC San Diego and between UC San Diego and government, industry and other research enterprises, c) developing infrastructure and policy that promote innovation, an entrepreneurial culture, communication, and compliance for the UC San Diego research enterprise, and d) promoting research excellence by embedding the values of equity, diversity and inclusion at the core of everything we do.

The UC San Diego Animal Care Program (ACP) is dedicated to the advancement of human and animal health and basic and applied science through its support of research, teaching, and training, while ensuring humane animal care. Reporting to the VCR, the ACP is responsible for all in vivo research across responsibilities span throughout UC San Diego, including General Campus, Health Sciences and Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). Additionally, ACP partners inter-institutionally to facilitate research at the regional, national, and international levels.

At UC San Diego, the Animal Care Program is responsible for in-vivo based research efforts. Roughly $300M of the $1.5B annual research portfolio incorporates in-vivo (animal) based research with activities including cutting edge investigations into the most critical health issues such as cancer, neurodegenerative, metabolic and infectious diseases. These efforts involve approximately 5,000 research personnel and over 347,000 animals from among 30 species dispersed throughout 47 separate areas. ACP maintains approximately 175 employees, some of whom are represented by 4 distinct bargaining units. ACP's annual budget is approximately $20 million.

Description:

The Executive Director/Campus Veterinarian (ED) functions as a strategic leader with full oversight for all animal clinic and animal research services, including attendant operational, fiscal and facilities issues. Reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor of Research, the ED is a member of the Vice Chancellor’s leadership team, and is appointed to multiple campus and system & campus-wide advisory groups. They advise the Vice Chancellor and coordinate with other senior campus officials on all matters of interest to the Vice Chancellor, including policy, compliance, confidential and sensitive issues for the VCR; and develops solutions to a wide range of issues in all areas of campus in-vivo research operations.

Under general guidance of the Vice-Chancellor for Research, the ED has authority over all activities relating to the care and use of animals at UC San Diego. The ED works collaboratively with the IACUC and Office of Research Affairs to ensure that UC San Diego maintains an outstanding animal research enterprise. The ED directs Animal Care Program operations to assure effective animal research at UC San Diego including animal health care and husbandry, in accordance with governmental and University policies & procedures. They participate in animal research modeling and postgraduate training, and the comparative medicine program as a non-salaried faculty appointment in an appropriate department of UC San Diego. The ED promotes campus wide integration of all animal use activities to ensure effective implementation of standards of animal care and health, and oversees and approves standards for all animal husbandry and animal facilities at UC San Diego. They provide oversight and management of animal research space, including participation in the development and design of new, and renovation of existing, animal research facilities and vivaria. The ED allocates animal species among husbandry units according to faculty needs and economic factors, and implements changes in housing and husbandry methods to meet the special demands of research models. The ED interacts with the University community to identify methods for providing veterinary and husbandry needs, and maintains relationships with the Directors of other Animal Care Programs, and affiliates with professional organizations to integrate progressive standards of animal care at UC San Diego. They maintain and nurture productive and positive relationships with local, state, and national regulatory and humane organizations, and acts as an advisor on animal health/husbandry issues to the UC administrative and academic leadership.

Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of veterinary surgery, medicine, and anesthesia and animal resource management in a large institutional research environment as demonstrated by at least 5 years' experience in a large scale program, or equivalent.
  • Extensive leadership and management experience in private practice, academic or similar setting, directing employees and maintaining a positive, collaborative, collegial, and efficient work environment.
  • Extensive experience supervising a variety of personnel performing animal health care functions including professionals and technicians performing patient care and diagnostic procedures. Ability to promote team building and manage a multi-functional unit.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the regulatory, political, and legislative environment effecting research and training involving animal subjects.
  • Advanced ability to work collaboratively and collegially as a member of a team in a leadership or management role. Expert skills to act persuasively in sensitive situations; Skills in conflict management techniques. Ability to achieve consensus on complex issues.
  • Broad knowledge and experience with a wide variety of domestic, laboratory, and wildlife animal species, especially colonies of laboratory rodents
  • Thorough knowledge of animal disease hazards and control measures to protect all employees.
  • Requires extensive knowledge associated with conducting examinations, prescribing and administering treatments, and advising owners and handlers.
  • Excellent management experience in a service organization.Experience providing counsel and management support to a high-level executive, overseeing commitments, ensuring priorities are strategically managed and logistics are efficiently addressed in a highly dynamic, complex environment.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills with a diverse group of people including clients, clinicians or research staff, referring veterinarians, students, regulatory and community agencies, and staff in regards to the veterinary care of animals. Strong skills to synthesize, convey and explain information at all levels of the organization. Ability to interact effectively with diverse populations at all levels within and outside UC, including faculty, researchers, administrators, and governmental officials.Effective public speaking ability.
  • Demonstrated advanced, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving, negotiation, conflict resolution and mediation skills.
  • Innovative financial and analytical abilities.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to develop new policies and procedures, plan for campus growth, and promote a positive and collaborative work environment within UC San Diego and the University of California. Sophisticated leadership abilities to establish department mission and goals and to motivate and influence others to achieve. Team building and leadership skills to foster and promote a service-oriented team environment and to bring about consensus on sensitive issues.
  • Doctoral degree (D.V.M. / V.M.D.) from veterinary school that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Associate, or equivalent degree. Minimum five year’s progressive leadership experience in the field of laboratory animal medicine or equivalent experience.
  • Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of California. Veterinary licensure and veterinary accreditation with the USDA, or satisfactory completion within 6-12 months from hire.
  • Extensive industry experience and track record of positive relationships with industry leaders and organizations and provision of veterinary services to these industries.
  • Experience related to technology development, transfer and project management.
  • Ability to establish metrics for the organization, and employee goals which measure effectiveness of contributions to efficient operations.
  • Highly sophisticated skills in strategy development, systems planning and change management.

Preferred:

  • Diplomate status in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Special Conditions:

  • Must maintain veterinary licensure and veterinary accreditation with the USDA. Diplomate status in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is preferred.
  • Must be available to work occasional evenings, weekends and holidays, as needed, to cover on call duty including veterinary medical support, special events, programmatic needs and emergencies. Occasional domestic travel is expected. Attendance at local off site facilities, meetings and events is required. Must have access to reliable transportation.
  • Must pass DOJ/FBI and DMV checks as required.
  • Appropriately handle confidential information with commercial, COI and UC San Diego Brand implications
  • Job offer is contingent on satisfactory clearance based on background check results.
  • Pre-employment physical is required.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce. Click here for Details - https://employment.ucsd.edu/benefits

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

Apply Online:

http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=239822

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community - https://ucsd.edu/about/principles.html.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html


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Director of Clinical Research,  Center for Clinical Innovation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

9/23/22

Are you looking for the next step in your veterinary career? Are you ready to move on from clinical practice or already have experience in a research setting? Well, look no further!

We are excited to share an exciting, brand-new opportunity to play a pioneering role in the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s new initiative, The Center for Clinical Innovation, as the Director of Clinical Research. This is an outstanding professional position for a veterinary medical professional, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, registered veterinary technician, or the equivalent, who appreciates the value and impact of clinical research. The successful applicant will have an exciting role participating in and supervising others in cutting-edge clinical studies that will significantly advance the health and well-being of all companion pets, including equine, exotic, and farm animals, in a hospital with state-of-the-art technology. The person appointed to this new role will also help facilitate academic and industry partnerships with the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.

Applicants both with and without prior experience working in a clinical research setting are welcome. We are looking for motivated, dedicated and creative veterinary medical professionals who are ready to level-up their career in this supervisory director position.

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is located next to the Mississippi River in the state capital city, Baton Rouge. The school houses 3 departments with a total of 108 faculty and 310 staff, has exceptional, established research programs, and is a leader in health care innovation.  Louisiana culture, cuisine, history, and landscape are truly exceptional and unique. Recreation as well as celebration of family and holidays are the Louisiana way!

The position is available immediately. Starting salary and appointment, staff or clinical track faculty, will be commensurate with professional and academic credentials and experience.

Apply online at:

https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/Veterinary-Medicine-Building/Director-of-Clinical-Research_R00069436

Questions about this position can be directed to:

Mandi J. Lopez, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS
Search Committee Chair
225-578-9918


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Principal Scientist, Clinical Veterinarian, Pfizer Inc., La Jolla, CA

9/21/22

Why Patients Need You

Pfizer’s purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. Research and Development is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer’s purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy or supporting clinical trials, you will apply cutting edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best in class medicines to patients around the world.

What You Will Achieve

As part of the Comparative Medicine team, you will support Comparative Medicine (CM) by delivering high quality clinical veterinary medicine 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 the veterinary technical staff through the consultation on minor treatments and interventions.

It is your hard work along with innovative ideas and focus that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • 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 Veterinary direction is provided to veterinary technician staff assigned to the animal facilities. Support continued compliance by fulfilling the AV responsibilities specified in the applicable local regulations, codes and guidelines.
  • Review or consult on research animal proposals submitted for IACUC Serve on a rotational basis to provide veterinary care coverage on weekends and holidays.
  • 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 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
  • 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 Aid in the evaluation of new equipment to facilitate the execution of technical projects.
  • Actively participate on or lead CM

May be required to work under one of the following: The United States Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Act and associated Regulations and Standards, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Good Laboratory Practices, Public Health Service Policy and/or AAALAC accreditation standards.

Qualifications

Must-Have

  • DVM or VMD required; licensed to practice in the US
  • Minimum 2-4 years related experience
  • Experience in laboratory animal medicine with demonstrated ability in regulatory requirements, preventive health care, clinical care and anesthesia/analgesia required.

Nice-to-Have

  • Board certified by ACLAM or other relevant certification in the US (or equivalent board certification) preferred

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • For this position, if at a site with nonhuman primates, you are expected to enter the nonhuman primate areas as part of your job responsibilities, a pre-hire requirement is either providing proof of measles immunity or receiving the measles vaccination before

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

This is an essential personnel role:

Essential Personnel are defined as the staff who are required to report to their designated work location, to ensure the operation of essential functions or departments during an emergency, as determined by Pfizer, or when the business has suspended operations. There are some individuals who may be required to perform essential services remotely and those individuals will be identified in advance and notified by their supervisors, but in most cases Essential Personnel are required to be on-site during an emergency or suspension of operations.

OTHER JOB DETAILS

INTERESTED CANDIDATES PLEASE APPLY AT:

https://pfizer.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PfizerCareers/job/United-States---California---La-Jolla/ Principal-Scientist--Clinical-Veterinarian_4863872-1    


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Regulatory Compliance Lead / Attending Veterinarian, Pfizer Inc., La Jolla, CA

9/21/22

Why Patients Need You

Pfizer’s purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. Research and Development is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer’s purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy or supporting clinical trials, you will apply cutting edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best in class medicines to patients around the world.

What You Will Achieve

As part of the Comparative Medicine team, you will influence and ensure overall success of regulatory compliance and assure the quality of care and animal facility environment in compliance with corporate standards or policies, local, state, regional and federal regulations, and AAALAC guidelines. You will ensure Comparative Medicine is delivering high quality veterinary care and use and influence and ensure overall success of Continuous Improvement within the site in alignment with Comparative Medicine (CM) and Worldwide Research, Development and Medical (WRDM) endeavors.

It is your hard work along with innovative ideas and focus that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Serve as Attending Veterinarian on the IACUC with overall responsibility for the care and use of laboratory animals
  • Manage and oversee the veterinary teams performing care on all species
  • Partnering with the IACUC chair, facilitate the smooth and efficient operation of the IACUC and related subcommittees, including facilitating animal use protocol review, coordinating, and documenting IACUC meetings and semiannual reviews, investigations, and record-keeping
  • Participate in all regulatory inspections/site visits, including maintaining the AAALAC Program Description
  • Assist investigators in understanding IACUC expectations and in the writing and preparation of animal use protocols; Provide expertise and interpretation of animal welfare regulations to investigators as needed
  • Support all activities related to the post-approval monitoring (PAM) program; including scheduling, coordinating, participating in, documenting, and ensuring follow up on all PAM activities
  • Audit and evaluate systems, operations, and/or processes for compliance with appropriate SOPs and regulatory requirements
  • Track and report on observed quality and compliance trends in the areas inspected
  • Identify and communicate opportunities for continuous improvement in ongoing activities based on audit/ inspection findings.
  • Develop, implement, and provide effective regulatory educational programs for members of the animal care and use program
  • Provide backup support for the day-to-day management of the animal use protocol review
  • Participate on cross site Regulatory teams
  • Direct oversight of veterinary staff
  • Provide veterinary support on weekends and

Will be required to work under one of the following: The United States Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Act and associated Regulations and Standards, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Good Laboratory Practices, and/or AAALAC accreditation standards.

Qualifications

Must-Have

  • DVM; licensed to practice in the US; 5-10 years’ experience
  • Diplomat of American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Direct experience in research animal welfare oversight, quality assurance, and IACUC functions in a large biotechnical/pharmaceutical company
  • Comprehensive knowledge of regulations and guidelines pertaining to animal care and use in a research setting.
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision and the capacity to expand areas of expertise and learn new skills to meet changing needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a cooperative and communicative

Nice-to-Have

  • Certified Professional IACUC Administrator preferred
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving
  • Experience working collaboratively to achieve

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

This is an essential personnel role:

Essential Personnel are defined as the staff who are required to report to their designated work location, to ensure the operation of essential functions or departments during an emergency, as determined by Pfizer, or when the business has suspended operations. There are some individuals who may be required to perform essential services remotely and those individuals will be identified in advance and notified by their supervisors, but in most cases Essential Personnel are required to be on-site during an emergency or suspension of operations.

OTHER JOB DETAILS

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
  • Relocation Support Available
  • Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or

INTERESTED CANDIDATES PLEASE APPLY AT:

https://pfizer.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PfizerCareers/job/United-States---California---La- Jolla/Regulatory-Compliance-Lead---Attending-Veterinarian_4863871-1


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Attending Veterinarian, Altasciences, Everett, WA

9/21/22

Altasciences Preclinical Animal Welfare Program has an outstanding full-time opportunity for an Attending Veterinarian.  

The purpose of this position is to provide veterinary oversight and support for the animal care and use program at Altasciences preclinical, Everett, Washington facility. This position performs a critical function to support excellent animal care and welfare within the context of the Altasciences’ highly successful biopharmaceutical regulatory (Good Laboratory Practices, GLP) contract research services.  The Attending Veterinarian has a reporting line to the Institutional Official who has ultimate authority over the program. The role of the attending veterinarian is a critical role in upholding regulatory requirements and ensuring that our program is in alignment with regulations and Altasciences standards of veterinary care for all vertebrate animals that are used in contract research and testing at Altasciences in Everett, Washington. Altasciences maintains full AAALAC Accreditation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Altasciences is a premier contract research organization with demonstrated commitment and success in biomedical research supporting the pharmaceutical industry.  The Attending Veterinarian will serve a critical purpose to ensure appropriate animal care and welfare as Altasciences fulfills its mission of contract research and service.

Regulatory duties:

  • Serve as a voting member on the IACUC (responsibility can also be assigned to a designee) with authority and responsibility for activities involving animals.
  • Provide advice, consultation, and support to researchers and the IACUC on the proper use of animals in contract research.
  • Thoroughly evaluate and review appropriate animal use protocols and amendments, providing guidance and support to IACUC.
  • Ensure a tight working relationship between IACUC and Altasciences veterinary and operational staff.
  • Assure facility compliance with PHS/OLAW guidelines, AAALAC-International accreditation requirements, and animal welfare regulations.
  • Oversee regulatory compliance with oversight authorities
  • USDA – maintain research license, provide annual updates, and manage on site visits
  • PHS/OLAW - assurance revisions and annual updates
  • AAALAC-International accreditation - maintain and provide necessary revision to the AAALAC-International program description
  • Participate in site visits/consultations by external oversight organizations (AAALAC-International, USDA, and industry partners), as necessary.

Veterinary Oversight

  • Veterinary care oversight of laboratory animals, including NHPs, dogs, rodents, and other species on site. The position ensures the animal care program provides appropriate clinical care, housing, and equipment to meet required regulatory and compliance standards.
  • Consultation and knowledge exchange with Study Directors regarding animal procedures and protocol compliance.
  • Provide oversight of research animal enrichment programs.
  • Assist and evaluate new techniques for veterinary care to improve animal care and welfare over time.

Training

  • Supervise, develop and sustain computer-based and face-to-face animal use training programs.
  • Perform, advise, and provide necessary surgical technique and anesthesia training.
  • Participate in writing, reviewing, and updating veterinary and compliance policies, guidelines, and SOPs as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Six to eight years of experience in laboratory animal medicine
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD), equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school, or certification of veterinary training through programs such as ECFVG and PAVE
  • ACLAM Board Certification
  • Veterinary License in United States – must obtain Washington State Veterinary License within 12 months of hire
  • USDA Accreditation

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience working in a large animal care and use program with authority and understanding of how various constituents work together to move research forward while maintaining regulatory compliance.
  • Experience in contract research environment and familiarity with applicable regulations.
  • Completion of a training program in a laboratory animal medicine or equivalent experience.
  • Experience and knowledge of federally mandated Animal Care and Use Program requirements, including laws, regulations and federally required IACUC review operating procedures.
  • Experience working in a GLP environment or with GLP regulations.
  • Ability to assist in development and evaluation of progressive advances in animal care and research.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and decision-making across scope of responsibility.
  • Adept at working under deadline pressure and changing priorities.
  • Ability to effectively function independently, as part of a team, and in collaboration with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality related to program information.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and work experience with Microsoft Office Suite and comfortable with new software platforms.
  • A commitment to communication, customer service, organization, and ongoing process improvement.

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

Apply directly on Altasciences careers page https://can62e2.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/altasciences/Posting/View/4552 

Contact Brian Kelleher for more information.

Altasciences is a forward-thinking, mid-size contract research organization offering pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies a proven, flexible approach to preclinical and clinical pharmacology studies, including formulation, manufacturing and analytical services. For over 25 years, Altasciences has been partnering with sponsors to help support educated, faster, and more complete early drug development decisions. Altasciences’ integrated, full-service solutions include preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology and proof of concept, bioanalysis, program management, medical writing, biostatistics, and data management, all customizable to specific sponsor requirements. Altasciences helps sponsors get better drugs to the people who need them, faster.

Altasciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, and protected veteran status, or disability status. Altasciences  uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.E-Verify.gov


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Full-Time Clinical Veterinarian, Alpha Genesis, Inc., Yemassee, SC

9/19/22

A Clinical Veterinarian is needed for our facility located in Yemassee, South Carolina. Major responsibilities include the provision of hands-on clinical care for a large colony of old and new world primates and participation as needed in medical research that may include neurological, obstetric, or ophthalmic surgical procedures. The Clinical Veterinarian will perform veterinary exams, surgical diagnostic tests, and maintain the health of the colony. The Clinical Veterinarian will supervise several staff as well as work alongside other staff veterinarians. The position will provide oversight and leadership for veterinary and research personnel. Good written and oral communication skills are needed as the Clinical Veterinarian may be called on to participate in client services and communications, review and draft standard veterinary operating procedures and to review grant and contract applications.

Qualifications/Experience:

  • DVM/VMD degree from accredited institution required
  • Eligibility and ability to obtain South Carolina state veterinary license
  • Laboratory primate experience highly desired
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Computer skills (Access, Word, Excel)
  • 3 years or more years of experience preferred, however newly graduated Veterinarians are welcome to apply

Salary/funding: Salary will be dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance

AGI has enjoyed tremendous success and growth throughout the years, and as we have grown, we have strengthened our dedication to providing only the best and most cost-effective research and development support to the scientific community.

Each AGI employee working in our AAALAC accredited facilities is highly qualified and carefully trained specifically to complete the job for those who are counting on you. At AGI your research is, and will always be, our highest priority.

ALPHA GENESIS, INC. MISSION STATEMENT

Establish Alpha Genesis, Inc. (AGI) as the world’s premier provider of the finest nonhuman primate products and services while maintaining our uncompromising principles as we grow.

The following seven guiding principles will help us measure the appropriateness of our decisions:

  • Provide the highest standards of care for all animals that we are privileged to maintain.
  • Provide a great work environment and treat each other with respect and dignity.
  • Embrace diversity as an essential component in the way we do business.
  • Apply the highest standards of excellence to the delivery of our products and services.
  • Develop enthusiastically satisfied customers all of the time.
  • Contribute positively to our communities and to our environment.
  • Recognize that profitability is essential to our future success.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Alpha Genesis, Inc, is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to a non-discriminatory work environment. All employees and qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Interested applicants please submit your CV to hr@alphagenesisinc.com to apply.


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Attending Veterinarian. Veterinary Services, Alpha Genesis, Inc., Beaufort, SC

9/19/22

Reports to:  President/CEO

An Attending Veterinarian is needed for our facility located in Beaufort, South Carolina. The Attending Veterinarian is responsible for the well-being and clinical care of animals used research, testing, teaching, and production.  This responsibility extends to monitoring and promoting animal well-being at all times during animal use, and during all phases of the animal’s life.  The Attending Veterinarian will institute appropriate measure to relieve severe pain or distress, including euthanasia.  The Attending Veterinarian should interact collaboratively when making critical decisions regarding animal health and welfare.  Important aspects of the role of the Attending Veterinarian and the program of veterinary care include the following.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Ensure veterinarians providing clinical and/or program oversight and support have experience, training and expertise necessary to appropriately evaluate the health and well-being of the species used, in the context of the animal use being carried out by the institution
  • The Attending Veterinarian must have access to all animals
  • There must be timely provision of veterinary medical care, and emergency veterinary care must be available at all times, including after work hours, on weekends, and on holidays
  • The Attending Veterinarian must have oversight of additional aspects of the veterinary care program, such as preventative medicine and health surveillance, medical treatment, establishment of sedation, anesthetic and analgesic guidelines, handling and immobilization, and should have oversight of other related aspects such as housing and husbandry
  • The Attending Veterinarian should provide guidance and oversight to surgery programs and perioperative care
  • Professional veterinary staff should remain knowledgeable about the latest practices and procedures to ensure that high quality care is provided to animals
  • Manage all Alpha Genesis, Inc. (AGI) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) including creating new SOPs as appropriate
  • Oversee AGI’s YPC Veterinary and Animal Care Program including coordinating AGI Processing, Husbandry and Veterinary Medical activities as appropriate
  • Back-up veterinary duties for clinical veterinarians by assisting with clinical veterinary care, examination, treatment, surgery and follow-up for colony primates as needed
  • Ensure Company compliance of Federal regulations of operations
  • Oversee AGI quarantine facility and procedure and ensure compliance
  • Oversee Facility inspection for the Yemassee Primate Facility and oversee Facility inspection for the Hampton Primate Facility along with the Director of the Hampton Primate Center
  • Ensure facility preparations for regulatory and other site visits
  • Ensure quality assurance and practice standards including providing consultation for AGI research services
  • Oversee and attend USDA site visits
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

In addition, the Attending Veterinarian has further responsibilities related to his/her role on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).  For example:

  • There should be regular, clear communication between the Attending Veterinarian and IACUC, and the animal program should be regularly and clearly communicated to the Institutional Official by the Attending Veterinarian
  • The Attending Veterinarian should have input in protocol review, the development of study and breeding colony removal criteria, and responsible for conduct of research activities.
  • The Attending Veterinarian and individuals providing care to animals should understand the potential for adverse clinical complications that may arise from experimental procedures
  • The IACUC, in association with the Attending Veterinarian, has the responsibility for determining that personnel performing surgical procedures are appropriately qualified and trained in the procedures to be performed
  • The IACUC, in cooperation with the Attending Veterinarian, should be involved in classifying major versus minor surgical procedures

JOB CONTEXT:

The Attending Veterinarian spends the majority of the time ensuring compliance with Federal guidelines and meeting client deadlines.  Physical demands are minimal but may require occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.  Work hours are Monday-Friday, 8 hours per day.  There may also be some evening and weekend work based on the needs of the Company.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Delegate the required work assignments and oversee the work performance and completion of assignments of other personnel assigned to the Veterinary Services Division.  Oversee and monitor the performance of the animal program as a whole including all aspects of animal husbandry and housing.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

DVM/VMD from a veterinary medical college accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.  Current state licensure in at least one state and able to obtain licensure in South Carolina within 60 days of hire.  The Attending Veterinarian must be eligible to obtain DEA licensure.  Five-seven years of laboratory primate experience is required.  Post-doctoral or veterinary research experience is preferred.  ACLAM eligibility or diplomate status is highly preferred.  The Attending Veterinarian must have excellent reading, writing, mathematics and computer skills (Access, MS Word, Excel, email and internet).

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

South Carolina Drivers’ License or equivalent. Current DVM licensure in at least one state and ability to obtain a South Carolina License, DHEC and DEA licensure to order controlled drugs within 90 days of employment.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Alpha Genesis, Inc, is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to a non-discriminatory work environment. All employees and qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Interested applicants please submit your CV to hr@alphagenesisinc.com to apply.


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Faculty Member in Laboratory Animal Medicine, Department of Comparative Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Grafton, MA

9/19/22

The Department of Comparative Pathobiology in Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University invites applications for an assistant professor in laboratory animal medicine. The successful candidate will share responsibility for clinical care and management of our research and teaching animals, provide support for internal and external researchers, teach in the combined DVM/Master of Laboratory Animal Medicine program, in the DVM program, in other graduate programs, and engage in research and scholarly activity.

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University hosts a rodent facility, large animal housing and research spaces, a research farm, and the New England Regional Biosafety Laboratory (BSL3). Cummings School hosts six hospitals or clinics, responsible for care of over 100,000 animals annually and has a Clinical Trials Office to support clinical research. The Comparative Pathology and Genomics Shared Research Resource, Cummings Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, and advanced diagnostic imaging also support research at Cummings School.

For those individuals with a strong research interest, any area of expertise will be considered. However, alignment with our research priority areas, including BSL3 research, is considered an asset. Research priorities include infectious disease and global health, clinical and translational research, comparative oncology, cardiovascular and renal disease, neurosciences, human-animal interactions, and public policy.

Cummings School veterinary experts help bridge the gap between animals and people, and between proof-of-concept and clinical trials. Our AAALAC-accredited program supports large animal models, experimental surgery, regenerative medicine, ABSL2 and ABSL3 containment, orthopedics, MRI and CT imaging, pulmonology, and pathology.

Qualifications: Must hold a DVM or equivalent degree. Must be eligible for licensure in Massachusetts. Completion of a residency program in laboratory animal medicine or equivalent experience is required. A PhD or other advanced degree is considered an asset. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Medicine (ACLAM) or the European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is considered an asset. Demonstrated excellence in laboratory animal medicine and ability to support a range of animal species are required.

Excellence in teaching and demonstrated ability or potential to establish an independent or collaborative research program is required.

Application procedure: The search will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The search will be continued until a suitable candidate is identified. Start date is negotiable, but a preferred date is no later than June 30, 2023. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their qualifications, clinical experience, scholarly interests, and teaching experience. Please address your strengths/experiences in diversity and inclusion as it relates to teaching, research, and/or service in your cover letter. The names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references should be provided. Applicants should submit materials through the Interfolio link (https://apply.interfolio.com/102731). For questions about the application process, please contact Dr. Andrea Varela-Stokes, Chair of Comparative Pathobiology at andrea.varela-stokes@tufts.edu.

Cummings is situated in Grafton, MA on a 600-acre pastoral campus, forty-five minutes west of Boston and next door to Worcester, the second largest city in Massachusetts. There is a regional rail service stop adjacent to campus and easy access to cultural and sporting events. The campus is a short drive from beautiful beaches, mountains, and other unique features of New England. The area is a hub of biotechnology and higher education. The K-12 education system is excellent. Housing is readily available close to campus or in any number of surrounding towns.

Tufts University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to becoming an anti-racist institution. At the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, we are building a community that is diverse, inclusive, and welcoming to all. Faculty, staff, and students work together to promote a culture where all are empowered to reach their full potential. We seek to foster the success of all people we hire. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617.627.3298 or at Johny.Laine@tufts.edu. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu.


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Director,  Research Animal Facilities and University Attending Veterinarian, Rowan University, Stratford, NJ

9/19/22

Please send inquiries to employment@rowan.edu

Apply now  Job no: 496910  https://secure.dc4.pageuppeople.com/apply/860/aw/applicationForm/initApplication.asp?lJobID=496910&sLanguage=en-us&sSourcePointer=aw&lJobSourceTypeID=796

Work type: Regular Full-Time

Primary responsibility is to serve as the Director of Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM) and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) research animal facilities. The responsibilities include oversight of the day-to-day management of operations, fiscal management of facility (SOM), supervision of facility staff, and responsibility for research animal welfare.  Time and effort will be divided equally between SOM and CMSRU. The Director will serve as a point of contact for investigators and users of the facility, providing support for research activity and representing the university in activities concerning the use of animals in biomedical research.  As part of the time and effort reserved for SOM the Director will also be available for teaching duties within Rowan SOM Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

As the University’s Attending Veterinarian, this position will serve as a member of the Rowan University's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and will report to Rowan’s Institutional Officer (IO) for the Animal Welfare Program.  He/she will also advise the Senior Associate Dean for Research at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and the Associate Dean for Research at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University on all issues relating to animal research activities and vivarium operations. The Director will also serve as the Attending Veterinarian for all Rowan University Research Animal Facilities (Stratford and Camden campuses) and, if necessary, any additional facilities that Rowan University may operate.

Performs other related work as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director will ensure the facilities maintains AAALAC accreditation and are compliant with all applicable regulations for the care and maintenance of research animals, preparing and maintaining all requisite records and regulatory forms. The director will manage and supervise vivarium staff and train personnel in procedures that promote proper animal care and use as required. The director will be responsible for monitoring and maintenance of animal colony integrity, including health status, to ensure compliance and research continuity. Quality control reviews of animal integrity will be made available to investigators, users, and senior administration.

The director will be available to provide ongoing technical expertise and consultation to facility staff and users, as well as IACUC members, and will be thoroughly versed in all practical and administrative aspects of surgical procedures, anesthesia, analgesia, euthanasia, and biosafety as required by research activity. The director must be familiar with institutional and federal guidelines for the care and use of animals and will be the primary formal point of contact for dealing with violations, occupational health and safety issues and facility security. The director will engage users in dialogue on all issues that impact on research compliance and productivity, and will serve as a conduit for dialogue between users and senior administration.

REQUISITE QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must possess a D.V.M/V.M.D. degree. Candidates must be licensed to practice in the state of NJ or be eleigble to obtain licensure in NJ within a reasonable amount of time. ACLAM board certified or eligible for veterinary candidates is desirable. Experience in a research animal facility setting is a must, preferably in a supervisory capacity. Eligibility for a faculty appointment at the rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor is desirable, and college or graduate school teaching experience is considered an asset. Strong organizational skills are required and the candidate must have a good working knowledge of all relevant institutional and federal guidelines and regulations.


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Assistant/Associate Clinical Veterinarian, Oregon National Primate Research Center, Beaverton,OR

9/16/22

Requisition ID  2022-18923
Position Type  Regular Full-Time
Job Type  Faculty

The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) (https://www.ohsu.edu/onprc), is located 12 miles west of the OHSU main campus, and sits on 162 acres of land featuring forested areas, research and administration buildings, indoor and outdoor animal housing, a pond, and 2-mile perimeter walking path. Our mission is to improve human health and the quality of life through the support of nonhuman primate research programs that advance our knowledge of the causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of debilitating diseases.

The Assistant/Associate Clinical Veterinarian will provide care for a large (5000) non-human primate colony housed at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. The unit manages a daily caseload including inpatient and outpatient cases, and contributes to other preventive care and research support programs such as weight management, annual and semi-annual examinations, dental prophylaxis, and a wide variety of specific research colonies including all age groups and disease statuses. The unit provides occasional coverage for the Small Lab Animal Unit.

The Assistant/Associate Clinical Veterinarian is primarily responsible for the provision of veterinary care for all NHP on campus at the direction of the supervisor, in conjunction with the rest of the Clinical Medicine Unit, the management of health surveillance and preventative medicine programs, medical protocol development, post-approval monitoring, and review, ensuring facility compliance with NIH and OLAW guidelines, USDA and Animal Welfare regulations, and providing medical or technical assistance and training to research scientists and technicians.

Participation in an on-call rotation, and occasional weekend or offsite duties, is required.

Participation in ongoing educational opportunities for peers, technical staff, primate consortium personnel, and the laboratory animal community as a whole is required.

Required Qualifications

  • D.V.M./V.M.D. degree from a veterinary school accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • 1 year hands-on experience caring for animals in a veterinary hospital including 6 months in a clinical position
  • Licensed in the US to practice veterinary medicine
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to effectively work both independently and in a team environment
  • Effective organization abilities, advanced interpersonal skills for professional and effective communication with investigators and staff
  • Ability to operate effectively while meeting multiple deadlines and completing projects simultaneously
  • Ability to move unassisted through various animal housing areas located in several separate buildings, indoor and outdoor, and in covered areas that are not environmentally controlled
  • Consistently interact with research investigative staff, supervisors and co-workers, in a positive and constructive manner, to provide research support in a professional manner, and with a service-oriented attitude
  • Use proper techniques to safely perform standard clinical procedures, including accurate calculation of medication dosages
  • Possess sufficient dexterity and manual skills to safely perform (or learn to perform) basic animal handling (using proper techniques)
  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 23 kg (50 lbs), and lift objects weighing approximately 19 kg (42 lbs) to approximately shoulder height
  • Perform work in ABSL2, 2+ and ABLS3 conditions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience providing clinical care to NHPs
  • Experience with infectious, neurologic, metabolic, or reproductive disease protocols in NHPs; and boarded in a veterinary specialty (e.g. ACLAM)
  • Adequate knowledge of normal physiological parameters, normal growth and development, and typical disease processes for all age groups and research species cared for in order to ascertain an accurate understanding of the patient’s symptoms
  • Knowledge and practice of appropriate Biosafety level 2 & 3 procedures is desirable

Applyhereonline. Please be sure to upload a cover letter, CV/resume and references.

https://externalcareers-ohsu.icims.com/jobs/18923/assistant-associate-clinical-veterinarian/job?hub=6&mobile=false&width=1252&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-480&jun1offset=-420

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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Staff Scientist Position, Comparative Medicine Branch,Veterinary Medicine Section, Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Division of Intramural Research, Research Triangle Park, NC

9/15/22

The Comparative Medicine Branch (CMB) of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina is recruiting a Staff Scientist for the Veterinary Medicine Section (VMS) under the leadership of Dr. Terry Blankenship-Paris, Head.  The VMS is a service core combining research, training, and regulatory compliance with all animal research regulations. 

The Staff Scientist, working under the direction of the Head, VMS will have responsibilities for (but not limited to)

  1. Review of animal study protocols and performance of veterinary prereview
  2. Development and application of animal research refinement techniques
  3. Oversight of animal research projects
  4. Clinical oversight of rodent colonies
  5. Rodent surgical planning, assistance, and performance
  6. Oversight of imaging and physiological instrumentation
  7. Investigator training on clinical, surgical, and technical procedures
  8. Rotating weekend and holiday on-call availability
  9. Mentoring summer students, veterinary students, and laboratory animal residents rotating through VMS.

A Staff Scientist is a NIH employee generally appointed to a time-limited, renewable position to support the long-term research of a Principal Investigator. Staff Scientists do not receive independent resources, although they often work independently and have sophisticated skills and knowledge essential to the work of the laboratory.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a DVM degree, board certification with the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, experience with rodent animal models including imaging techniques (fluoroscopy, ultrasound, radiography), evidence of successfully working both independently and as a member of a team, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Salary/benefits: This is a federal full-time equivalent position, and a comprehensive benefits package is available. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to Apply: Interested candidates must submit materials as one combined PDF via email to Bonnie Earnhardt at int-appls@niehs.nih.gov. All emails should include vacancy number NR141 in the subject line. A complete application includes:

  • Cover Letter: 1–2-page descriptive letter of interest.
  • Curriculum Vitae: Include the full curriculum vitae including bibliography. Please include a description of mentoring and outreach activities.
  • Statement addressing commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (not to exceed 1 page).

In addition, you must arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to int-appls@niehs.nih.gov. Letters should be on official letterhead and signed. Referees must include the applicant’s name and vacancy number NR141 in the email subject line.

Questions about this position can be forwarded to Dr. Terry Blankenship-Paris at blanken1@niehs.nih.gov. Incomplete applications or paper applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin on October 11, 2022, and the search will be closed once the position is filled.

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity: NIH/NIEHS encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. NIH/NIEHS will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities as appropriate. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us.

Foreign Education: Applicants who have completed all or part of their education outside of the United States must provide an evaluation by an accredited organization to ensure its equivalence to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For more information on foreign education verification, visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment.

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DHHS, NIH, NIEHS are an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR BIRTH DATE OR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN) ON    APPLICATION MATERIALS. 

DHHS AND NIH ARE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS 


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Veterinary Pathology Manager, Veterinary Pathologist II, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

9/14/22

Official title:  Veterinary Pathologist II(AN015)

Are you a veterinary pathologist with an interest in the comparative pathology of a wide variety of different species? Are you interested in managing a small group of professionals in the research animal pathology field? The Research Animal Resources and Compliance unit (RARC) is looking for a Veterinary Pathology Manager to lead the Comparative Pathology team. The ideal candidate will have several years of experience in comparative pathology, and have some experience in management/leadership.

Qualifications:

DVM/VMD degree required. Three plus years in veterinary pathology work with a significant comparative and/or laboratory animal component (Residency work accepted) required. Board certification with the ACVP preferred, but not required. Experience with biomedical swine and rodents preferred. Management experience preferred.

Job Summary:

The Comparative Pathology Laboratory at RARC provides diagnostic pathology services for the research animal program at UW-Madison. The Lab also provides research pathology services to investigators on a fee-for-service basis. The Veterinary Pathology Manager works with the veterinarians at RARC to provide pathology expertise and services in support of quality veterinary care for the research animals at UW-Madison.

In addition to performing veterinary pathology procedures such as animal necropsies and histopathology, the Veterinary Pathology Manager supervises one Veterinary Pathologist, the Histotechnologist, and the Laboratory Coordinator. This position manages the projects at the lab, delegates responsibilities, and ensures the efficient completion of required tasks. This position is also responsible for appropriate rate-setting, animal and biosafety protocols, and miscellaneous HR and business duties.

Standard Summary:

AN015 Veterinary Pathologist II

  • Oversees the provision of professional comparative and diagnostic pathology services and research support to veterinary professionals delivering quality veterinary care and research guidance.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of policies and operations for the pathology laboratory to ensure compliance with institutional policies, as well as federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Contributes to the field of laboratory animal veterinary medicine through academic output and mentors junior veterinary pathologists.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • 5% Oversees the provision of pathology expertise and support to veterinarians to ensure the proper management of colony health
  • 20% Oversees the provision of pathology expertise and research support to research investigators, providing advice concerning protocol development, anatomy, disease pathogenesis, sample necropsy collection procedures, and the modification and creation of innovative procedures to answer research hypotheses
  • 5% Provides expertise to other units in areas related to comparative and laboratory animal pathology, preliminary toxicologic pathology (for translational research), research animal necropsies, and histopathology
  • 5% Manages, mentors, and provides oversight of pathology unit staff, including other veterinary pathologists, to ensure quality assurance and quality control of all histology and pathology work
  • 5% Oversees the formulation, evaluation, and determination of new aspects of the pathology program to ensure high quality animal care and research support
  • 40% Manages and provides diagnostic services for colony and research subjects including complete gross post mortem and histologic evaluation of laboratory research animals, and consults and problem-solves with investigators, veterinarians, and research support staff as needed
  • 5% Serves as a resource regarding other pathology expertise available at other institutions, such as corporate entities, external diagnostic laboratories, and pathologists at peer institutions
  • 5% Provides and participates in training and education in laboratory animal medicine and veterinary pathology to keep abreast of developments in the field and contribute to its advancement.
  • 10% Manages and provides oversight of pathology unit staff including other veterinary pathologists

Education:

Required Terminal Degree

License/Certification:

DVM - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Required

Additional Information:

A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.

The Veterinary Pathologist II must be able to comply with entry requirements for specialized animal facilities including, but not limited to health screening, periodic tuberculosis testing, vaccinations, and have the ability to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)(e.g. mask, respirator, etc.) as required by SOPs or policies.

How to Apply:

For this positions, applicants are required to apply online at https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/515252/veterinary-pathology-manager.   Please include a letter and resume.

To ensure consideration, application must be received by:  October 7, 2022


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Open Rank, Research Faculty Appointment (RFA)-Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Bastrop, TX

9/8/22

Announcing a new hybrid (Onsite/Remote), full-time, benefits eligible, faculty position in the Department of Comparative Medicine at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Bastrop, Texas.

The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is seeking a Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist for a non-tenure track, open rank Research Faculty Appointment. The DCM is one of 10 basic science departments in the Science Division of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, but is the only department housed at the Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research (KCCMR) in Bastrop, Texas. The DCM and the KCCMR maintain several essential national research resources focused on non-human primates as well as other animals that are supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health.  Research in the department is aimed at addressing diseases that impact both human and animal health, with an emphasis on research that will benefit cancer patients.  The DCM also maintains a preclinical studies program that conducts GLP-compliant evaluations of new therapeutics to assure both safety and efficacy prior to clinical studies in humans.  As the nation’s leading cancer center, MD Anderson is committed to supporting groundbreaking cancer research to drive its mission to eliminate cancer, by developing and maintaining specialized programs in animal models, research and education. 

This position will provide pathology diagnostic service, research collaboration, and education by providing anatomic pathology support to researchers, early drug discovery, preclinical development and safety assessment of novel therapeutic products, and educational training programs.  The primary responsibilities of this position include pathology service in support of preclinical development and safety evaluation of new therapeutic compounds, necropsies associated with discovery studies, and colony health management.  Nonhuman primates account for the majority of the caseload, with rodents (typically rats and mice) making up the remainder. Establishing research collaborations with scientists and sponsors across the institution, and service on various institutional academic and research committees are strongly encouraged and account for the remaining percent effort.

Candidate must have earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited university or equivalent foreign degree.  Post-doctoral experience and/or education in veterinary pathology (PhD in related field) is preferred.  Board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) or European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP) or ACVP phase II eligibility is required.

Candidates must have 3 years’ experience as a veterinary pathologist (this would include formal training under the supervision of a Diplomate of the ACVP/ECVP in an institution that trains veterinary pathologists as one of its primary functions).  Experience in toxicologic pathology and laboratory animal pathology is preferred.  He/she must meet institutional requirements for an academic appointment.

MD Anderson offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits and incentive packages. Further, MD Anderson encourages remote work. Thus, individuals in this position would be provided with the necessary equipment to accommodate partial remote work to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.

MD Anderson's Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research is a 385-acre research complex in rural Bastrop Country, just 40 miles from Austin.  The KCCMR houses over 2,200 nonhuman primates, representing eight species, and employs 150 faculty and staff.

Please send a copy of curriculum vitae and cover letter to:

William D. Hopkins, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, ad interim
Department of Comparative Medicine
Director ad interim, Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Bastrop, TX 78602
Email:  wdhopkins@mdanderson.org
Telephone: (512) 321-3991

Req #: 00010402

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


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Comparative Pathologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

9/8/22

Official title: Veterinary Pathologist I(AN014)

Are you a veterinary pathologist looking to solve interesting problems in research animals? Do you have an interest in the comparative pathology of a wide variety of different species? The Comparative Pathology Laboratory in the Research Animal Resources and Compliance (RARC) is looking for a Veterinary Pathologist I to help support the research animal program at UW-Madison. Come join our team!

Qualifications:

Three plus years in veterinary pathology work with a significant comparative and/or laboratory animal component required (Residency work accepted). Board certification with the ACVP preferred, but not required. Experience with biomedical swine and rodents preferred.

Job Summary:

The Veterinary Pathologist works with the RARC veterinary team to provide diagnostic services for the research animal population on campus. This position will also provide research pathology services to investigators on a fee-for-service basis. The Veterinary Pathologist works with a small team of professionals within RARC and reports to the Manager of Comparative Pathology.

Standard Summary:

AN014 Veterinary Pathologist I

Provides professional comparative and diagnostic pathology services and research support to veterinary professionals delivering quality veterinary care and research guidance. Develops and implements policies and operations for the pathology laboratory to ensure compliance with institutional policies, as well as federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Contributes to the field of laboratory animal veterinary medicine through academic output.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • 15% Provides pathology expertise and research support to research investigators including advice concerning protocol development, anatomy, disease pathogenesis, sample necropsy collection procedures, and the modification and creation of innovative procedures to answer research hypotheses
  • 5% May provide expertise to other units in areas related to comparative and laboratory animal pathology, preliminary toxicologic pathology (for translational research), research animal necropsies, and histopathology
  • 5% Contributes to the formulation, evaluation, and determination of new aspects of the pathology program to ensure high quality animal care and research support
  • 50% Provides diagnostic services for colony and research subjects including complete gross post mortem and histologic evaluation of laboratory research animals, and consults and problem-solves with investigators, veterinarians, and research support staff as needed
  • 5% Ensures quality assurance of histology and pathology work
  • 5% Serves as a resource regarding other pathology expertise available at other institutions, such as corporate entities, external diagnostic laboratories, and pathologists at peer institutions
  • 5% Provides and participates in training and education in laboratory animal medicine and veterinary pathology to keep abreast of developments in the field and contribute to its advancement

Unique Responsibilities:

  • 5% Contributes to the training of rotating residents, externs, and other visitors to the Comparative Pathology Lab.
  • 5% Provides training and guidance to student and other employees in the Comparative Pathology Lab as needed.

Education:

Required Terminal Degree DVM/VMD

License/Certification:

DVM - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Required

Additional Information:

A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.

The Veterinary Pathologist I must be able to comply with entry requirements for specialized animal facilities including, but not limited to health screening, periodic tuberculosis testing, vaccinations, and have the ability to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)(e.g. mask, respirator, etc.) as required by SOPs or policies.

How to Apply:

For this positions, applicants are required to apply online at https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/515122/comparative-pathologist.  Please include a letter and resume.

To ensure consideration, application must be received by: September 25, 2022

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

A period of evaluation will be required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/   

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (https://jobs.wisc.edu/asr) contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.


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Veterinarian (Full time/Part time), Experimur, Unit of Frontage Laboratories, Chicago, IL

9/8/22

Responsible for providing preventative medical, clinical, and surgical care to research animals at Experimur site; providing technical support to research projects; consulting and collaborating with investigators; assisting with facility management and IACUC activities to ensure compliance with Federal regulations and AAALAC International standards; and provide staff training as necessary.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with writing and revising all Living Documents applicable to Animal Care and Use program.
  • Compliant with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Provide technical and scientific expertise to departmental scientists and technicians.
  • Maintain Personal Documentation Record (curriculum vitae, job description, training record).
  • Participation in Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
  • Review of proposal and protocol design for management and IACUC.
  • Maintain and facilitate communication with Study Directors, Sponsors, and management as to the status of studies.
  • Adhere to departmental Environmental and Occupational Safety policies.
  • Facilitate cooperation between Drug Safety and other Frontage operating units, where necessary.
  • Assist with preparation and submission of all reports to proper agencies to maintain compliance with the law and keep current accreditation status.
  • Adhere to corporate Environmental and Occupational Safety policies.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Education, skills, and experience

  • Requires a D.V.M. or V.M.D. degree with 5 years of experience with research animals
  • Some surgical experience highly desirable.
  • Experience in the husbandry of small and large research animals
  • Experience in in-vivo GLP compliance desirable.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of and compliant with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Systems is desirable.
  • Maintain professional competence through continuing education.

Who we are & what we offer

  • Frontage is publicly traded and an award winning CRO with over 20 locations across North America and Asia and growing. We offer competitive compensation (base salary, bonus, and equity) and benefits, great place and teams to work with and state of the art facilities. Learn more about us at frontagelab.com
  • Experimur is a unit of Frontage Laboratories. This site provides toxicology testing and research laboratory services and specialized pre-clinical studies in support of pharmaceutical and biotechnology products.

Frontage Laboratories Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Please apply online on the Frontage Laboratories Inc Careers page. Job Req-1297

www.frontagelab.com

Contact Information
Kelly Powers
Senior Manager, Human Resources
kpowers@frontagelab.com


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Sr. Research Veterinarian, Comparative Medicine Services Core (CMSC), Childtren's Hospital of Philadelphia

9/6/22

The Comparative Medicine Services Core (CMSC) is a division of the Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics (CCMT) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute. The CCMT fosters a multidisciplinary approach to develop cures for debilitating and life-threatening genetic disorders using innovative gene and cell therapy approaches. CMSC works closely with the Department of Veterinary Resources (DVR) in providing care for the animals. Collaboratively, both teams are composed of highly trained veterinary, regulatory, quality assurance, and animal husbandry professionals capable of overseeing and completing a variety of nonclinical animal studies.

The CMSC is dedicated to bringing basic research ideas from the laboratory bench to the clinic so that they may improve the lives of patients and their families. The CMSC provides support for the completion of nonclinical investigations and submission of Investigational New Drug (IND) or Premarket Approval (PMA) applications to the FDA that enable the initiation of first-in-human clinical trials. The CMSC is composed of highly trained veterinary, regulatory, quality assurance, and animal husbandry professionals capable of overseeing and completing a variety of nonclinical animal studies. The CMSC is working towards compliance with the FDA’s Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations and other standards and guidelines applicable to completing animal studies.

The Senior Nonclinical Research Veterinarian plays a vital role in the day-to-day operations of the CMSC. Working independently, this team member is primarily responsible for completion of experimental procedures that are part of CMSC nonclinical animal studies, provision of clinical care to study animals, and training of junior staff. They will participate in writing and reviewing study protocols, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocols, Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) protocols, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). This team member consistently uses Good Documentation Practices (GDP) and complies with FDA GLP regulations, SOPs, sponsor-approved study protocol parameters, and other regulatory standards and guidelines.

In addition to their role with CMSC, the Senior Nonclinical Research Veterinarian would support the Department of Veterinary Resources (DVR) in providing clinical care to non-human primates (NHPs). This person would also work closely with the IACUC team in providing expert knowledge and review of protocols.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Procedures
  • Understands follows and carries out all SOPs, quality assurance standards, safety procedures, and documentation requirements for activities including: clinical care, colony health management, animal enrichment, quarantine, and equipment maintenance.
  • Performs and trains others on surgical and non-surgical procedures on large animal and rodent species in support of sponsor-approved nonclinical studies.
  • Generates and documents raw data for CMSC studies.
  • Aids in developing, reviewing, and writing study protocols, IACUC protocols, IBC protocols and SOPs.
  • Oversees quarantine, including review of health reports from incoming shipments.
  1. Training
  • Develop training programs, manuals, materials, and presentation.
  • Supervise personnel to ensure work meets expectations.
  1. Collaboration
  • Work with DVR and CMSC to perform daily functions related to animal care and study procedures.
  1. Ensure regulatory compliance
  • Review, implement, improve & assist in audits of records, procedures & protocols.
  • Write, review, and implement SOPs.
  1. Supervise supporting staff
  • Ensure staff is performing job duties and have resources needed.
  • Provide performance feedback and review.
  • Encourage staff development opportunities.
  • Participate in new employee recruitment, interviews and hiring decisions, onboard and train new hires.
  • Coordinate staff to ensure protocol support can be provided when requested.
  • May participate in the on-call rotation and provide services after regular business hours, weekends, and holidays.

Other responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements:

  • DVM or VMD degree
  • Five (5) years of veterinarian experience
  • Current license to practice veterinary medicine in the US

Preferred Experience:

  • Five (5) years of veterinarian experience in a laboratory animal setting.
  • One (1) year of supervisory or management experience.

Additional Technical Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism
  • Ability to convey complex or technical information in an easy to understand manner
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to change
  • Ability to be on-call to trouble shoot and resolve problems

Click here to apply: https://bit.ly/3CY6RnZ

For additional questions, please reach out to Heather Warman, Talent Acquisition Lead: Warmanh@chop.edu


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Director, Pathology, Moderna, Cambridge, MA

9/2/22

Apply Link: Please apply here!

https://modernatx.eightfold.ai/careers/?query=pathology&pid=309249493959&domain=modernatx.com&triggerGoButton=true

The Role:

Moderna is seeking a Director of Pathology to support the characterization and understanding of potential adverse effects of modified mRNA’s and delivery systems in preclinical species. Reporting to the Sr. Director of Pathology, this scientific leader helps uncover the molecular pathogenesis behind these changes to understand if these effects translate to the clinical situation.

The Director will lead, build, and develop our exceptional team of scientists and research associates. We will invest in your leadership development by either helping you develop your skills if you do not have direct people management experience and/or strengthen and broaden your existing skills if you have previous experience in management.

The Pathologist, also supports the effort for developing a better, safer and more efficient delivery and expression system.  He/she/they also provides support to establish the regulatory position which enables clinical trials with these agents.

Here’s What You Will Do:

  • Develop and execute pathology sciences laboratory practices to support the platform and cross-functional needs (molecular pathology, histology, investigative pathology/toxicology)
  • Lead and contribute effectively to development and/or discovery projects
  • Support the effort to establish state of the art processes for evaluating and characterizing the effects of modified mRNA’s in preclinical species including the pathology sciences necessary for this characterization.
  • Interface with the drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic experts to characterize the full pharmaco- and toxicodynamic properties of this novel class of agents.
  • Participate in developing Moderna’s pathology assessment scheme for potential clinical candidates, up to and including peer-review of GLP and regulatory enabling studies
  • Prepare appropriate sections of regulatory documents to support the filing of applications for human dosing including IND’s, CTA’s, etc. 
  • Communicate pathology strategy, findings and reports efficiently with peers and upper management

Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table

  • DVM with or without Ph.D. in comparative pathology (ACVP board certification preferred), pharmacology and/or toxicology with 7 or more years spent overseeing all aspects of the Safety Assessment activities in pharmaceutical development.  Strong consideration will be given to those with experience in the evaluation of nucleic acid-based and nanoparticle tox/path.
  • Significant contributions to the success of novel pharmaceutical agents with direct experience authoring study reports and appropriate sections of regulatory documents supporting applications for human dosing.
  • Strong investigative toxicologic/pathology skills to interpret chemical based toxicity and morphological/clinical pathology changes related to chemical exposures. 
  • Strong level of understanding and expertise in either one or more of the following:  immunology, nanoparticle biology and pathology, the complement system
  • Experience conducting outsourced GLP toxicology studies and interfacing with the scientific tox/path staffs at leading CRO’s.
  • Significant experience interpreting clinical pathology data from preclinical studies
  • Skills in teamwork, communication, detail orientation, independence, results orientation, multi-tasking and sense of urgency
  • Desire to lead and build a team

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes 
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    •    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    •    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    •    Discretionary winter shut down 
    •    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

Candidates should be aware that Moderna currently maintains a policy requiring all US-based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a booster shot once eligible. Newly hired employees must be vaccinated and boosted prior to their employment start date. Moderna is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated or receive a booster where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under federal, state, and local law.

Relocation support provided to the Boston area


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Clinical Veterinarian, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

9/2/22

The Clinical Veterinarian will be responsible for providing care to research animals in assigned facilities, including the observation of animals, diagnosis and treatment of clinical conditions, prescription and monitoring of necessary medications, and maintenance of animal health records.

Job Duties

  • Provide veterinary clinical care for the animals at Baylor.
  • 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 training for laboratory animal residents, veterinary technicians, and research 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.
  • Provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), including protocol review, program review and facility inspections.
  • Serve on the IACUC as voting member or alternate member.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines and standards that relate to animal care and use.
  • Make recommendations and assist in establishing and enhancing veterinary and animal care standards.
  • Use controlled substances and be responsible for maintaining appropriate records.
  • Provide veterinary emergency coverage nights, weekend, and holidays on a rotating basis.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (VMD).
  • Two years of relevant experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Licensed Veterinarian by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. Provisional license is accepted at the time of hire, however, Veterinary License by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners must be obtained within six months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of an American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) approved residency training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board certification.
  • Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state of the USA.
  • Obtain a practitioner’s DEA registration within 6 months of hire.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principals and practices of veterinary medicine.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with the specialized equipment and materials used in veterinary medicine.
  • A thorough knowledge of all rules, regulations, policies and guidelines relating to the use of research animals.
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department personnel, investigators, research staff, and institutional administrators.
  • Experience in an academic research environment.

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

To apply, go tohttps://jobs.bcm.edu/job/Houston-Clinical-Veterinarian-Texa/917825000/  Requisition ID:  12596


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Multiple Opportunities for Veterinarians, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

9/2/22

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Division of Comparative Medicine is looking to expand our team of veterinarians to meet growing needs in our diverse animal program. The Division serves as the primary resource for the care, development and refinement of animal models within the MIT community. The Division is tasked with the care of a wide variety of species, including mice, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, swine, zebrafish, zebra finches, tree shrews, marmosets and macaques, and includes transgenic (mouse and nonhuman primate) expertise, germ-free facilities and comparative pathology services. Growing areas of emphasis within the Division where candidate expertise would be especially welcome include anesthesia and surgery, nonhuman primate medicine, germ-free facility management, aquatics, and acupuncture. The successful candidate will join 12 other veterinarians in fulfilling the Division’s mission to provide the very best in animal care and collaborative research support; and will become an integral part of an established comparative medicine training program providing training to veterinarians and veterinary students in research, laboratory animal medicine and comparative pathology. 

MIT is currently recruiting for the following positions:

Associate Director for Clinical and In Vivo Research Services (Job # 21771): The Associate Director for Clinical and In Vivo Research Services will serve as Attending Veterinarian for and leader of animal services within the Division of Comparative Medicine at MIT. As such, they will aid the Director of the Division in formulating and maintaining the clinical mission of the Division, take primary responsibility for the management and coordination of the implementation of the clinical mission, and aid the Director in outreach to and identification of new opportunities in animal research for researchers within the MIT community. The ideal candidate will have formal training in comparative medicine with Diplomate status in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ECLAM), or equivalent experience with DACLAM certification; 5 years minimum experience working as a laboratory animal veterinarian in a research setting; 2 years minimum management experience; and prior experience working collaboratively with researchers and mentoring students.

Assistant Director for Large Animal Medicine and Surgery (Job # 21770): The Assistant Director for Large Animal Medicine and Surgery will provide oversight for and participate in all aspects of the medical and surgical care of a wide variety of large animal species. The successful candidate will provide leadership of the Division’s surgery core facility to support the Division’s clinical care and research support missions, and serve as the direct supervisor for the veterinarian team working with large animals at MIT. The ideal candidate will have formal training in comparative medicine with Diplomate status in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ECLAM), or formal advanced training in veterinary surgery (American College of Veterinary Surgery, or equivalent), or a minimum of 3 years of experience practicing or training in veterinary medicine and surgery in a research setting; 2 years minimum management experience; and prior experience working collaboratively with researchers and mentoring students.

Research / Clinical Veterinarian (Job # 20674): The Research / Clinical Veterinarian will provide veterinary support and oversight for a wide variety of species to support the Division’s research support mission, and will be actively involved in training the next generation of comparative medicine professionals. This highly dynamic position will be expected to be flexible in providing clinical care and model development support across multiple facilities and species, depending on the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the Division as a whole. The ideal candidate will have formal training in comparative medicine with Diplomate status in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ECLAM), or at least 2 years of experience practicing veterinary medicine with prior research experience.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, your CV, and the names and contact information of 2-3 professional references in response to the relevant job number (see above) via https://hr.mit.edu/careers 

Review of applications will commence on Monday 09/19/2022 and continue until the positions are filled.

Inquiries from interested candidates are welcome and should be directed to:

Kelly Metcalf Pate, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
Director, Division of Comparative Medicine
Dorothy W. Poitras Associate Professor of Biological Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Email: kpate@mit.edu 


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Staff Veterinarian 1, Charles River Safety Assessment, Reno, NV

8/31/22

Req ID #:   195512
Location:   Reno, NV, US, 89511

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

IMPORTANT:    In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Staff Veterinarian  for our Safety Assessment site located in Reno, Nevada. We will consider all levels of experience for this role.

This position is responsible for overseeing and performing veterinary procedures that support all studies. This position will also oversee all aspects of the animal care and use program.

The following are minimum requirements related to the Staff Veterinarian  position:

  • Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) or international equivalent required
  • Minimum 3 years experience in laboratory animal medicine preferred
  • 2 years management experience preferred
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least 1 U.S. state required
  • Ability to practice veterinary medicine in the work state highly desirable
  • ACLAM eligibility or accreditation preferred
  • Computer literacy, good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and guidelines that govern animal research, research conduct principles (GLP) and current methodology of laboratory animal medicine and management is important

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IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We will be requiring proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition (crrecruitment_US@crl.com) so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.

About Safety Assessment

Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 18,000 employees within 100 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of >80% of the drugs approved by the FDA for the past 3 years.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.


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Attending Veterinarian , Northern Biomedical Research, Spring Lake, MI

8/29/22

Applications: Please send Resume and Cover Letter to Mary Gaines at mary.gaines@nbrlab.com

Essential Duties and Functions:

  • Oversee animal clinical care ensuring the highest standard of care and ethics are maintained
  • Consult and collaborate with Study Directors, Surgical Scientists and Research Technicians regarding animal care, health, welfare, and treatment
  • Maintenance of medical and drug-use licenses along with oversight of controlled substance use documentation logs
  • Ensure compliance with USDA, OLAW, AAALAC and other welfare authorities’ requirements for responsible use of animals in a research environment, serve as on-site subject matter expert for animal welfare.
  • Regular interaction with IACUC and Institutional Official to promote Replacement, Reduction, Refinement (3 R’s) principles.
  • Serve as Test Facility Management (TFM)
Requirements:

The Attending Veterinarian is responsible for overseeing day to day well-being and clinical care of the animals used in the conduct of research studies within the facility in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act. The Attending Veterinarian will interact collaboratively with the Research Team regarding animal welfare and responsible conduct of research activities, anticipating potential for adverse clinical complications, development of study animal removal criteria and direct interaction with regulatory authorities regarding overall test-site animal welfare during site visits and inspections.

  • Veterinary Degree (D.V.M/V.M.D.)
  • State of Michigan Veterinary License
  • Experience: 5+ years in Research/Lab Animal/GLP Environment Preferred
  • Controlled Substance License
  • DACLAM eligibility or accreditation preferred
  • Experience with managing laboratory animal patients undergoing targeted-delivery surgical interventions
Employer Information:

Northern Biomedical Research (NBR) is a non-clinical research organization located in West Michigan. The Team at NBR is experienced in providing industry-leading research for targeted-delivery of drugs, biologics, gene/cell therapies, and medical devices.

NBR is driven by a culture of openness and respect. No ideas are discarded out of turn. We are inspired and powered by our wonder of science while recognizing the gravity of our research use in development of cures for treatment of unmet medical needs.

We are in an exciting time of growth here at NBR, expanding into multiple new facilities and we are looking for an Attending Veterinarian who is excited about developing and leading as we continue to grow and expand our service offerings.

Salary Range

  • ACLAM Board Certified or Eligible - $150,000 - $225,000 annually
  • LAB Animal Veterinarian with at least 5 years of experience - $100, 000 -$185,000 annually
  • 10-15% Profit Sharing Bonus based on Individual and Company Performance

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Staff Veterinarian, Northern Biomedical Research, Spring Lake, MI

8/29/22

Applications: Please send Resume and Cover Letter to Mary Gaines at mary.gaines@nbrlab.com

The Staff Veterinarian will participate in the strategic and day-to-day development of Veterinary Services at NBR while leading the provision of clinical care for animals used in the conduct of research studies within the test facility in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act.

  • Assist the Attending Veterinarian to ensure facility is in compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines and standards that relate to animal care and use (E.g., USDA, FDA, AAALAC).
  • Provide routine and/or specialized veterinary care including preventative health, medical care, and clinical surgery for non-human primates (NHP's), swine, dogs, and rodents.
  • Preform colony management duties such as quarantine processing, study related physical exams, neurological exams, weekly case rounds and peri-operative care.
  • 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.
  • Assist in the development, review, revision, and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) relating to animal issues.
  • Consult and collaborate with Study Directors, Surgical Scientists and Research Technicians regarding animal care, health, welfare, and treatment.
  • Assist in the development and leadership of the veterinary team including but not limited to scheduling, personnel actions (hiring, promotions, compensation), discipline, development, and performance evaluation.
  • Develop and deliver training for staff.
Requirements:

  • Veterinary Degree (D.V.M/V.M.D.)
  • State of Michigan Veterinary License
  • Controlled Substance License
  • ACLAM eligibility or accreditation preferred
  • Experience in Research/Lab Animal/GLP Environment
  • Knowledgeable of small and large animals used in research
Employer Information:

Northern Biomedical Research (NBR) is a non-clinical research organization located in West Michigan. The Team at NBR is experienced in providing industry-leading research for targeted-delivery of drugs, biologics, gene/cell therapies, and medical devices.

NBR is driven by a culture of openness and respect. No ideas are discarded out of turn. We are inspired and powered by our wonder of science while recognizing the gravity of our research use in development of cures for treatment of unmet medical needs.

As we continue to grow and expand our service offerings, we are looking for a Staff Veterinarian to join our team.

The Staff Veterinarian will participate in the strategic and day-to-day development of Veterinary Services at NBR while leading the provision of clinical care for animals used in the conduct of research studies within the test facility in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act.

Salary Range:

  • $95,000-$145,000 annually
  • 10-15% Profit Sharing Bonus based on Individual and Company Performance

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Clinical Veterinarian, UNC at Chapel Hill

8/29/22

https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/237560

Department  Pathology Lab Med - Research - 413804
Position Type  Permanent Faculty
Working Title  Clinical Veterinarian
Appointment Type. Faculty
Vacancy ID.  FAC0004148
Full-time/Part-time. Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week  40
FTE  1
Position Location  North Carolina, US
Hiring Range
Proposed Start Date. 12/01/2022

Position Information
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.

OUR VISION
Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIHresearch funding.

OUR MISSION
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.

Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

Position Summary
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is seeking an experienced veterinarian to join the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DCM) as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Duties will include laboratory animal clinical care, supervision of technical staff, oversight of regulatory compliance, consultation and training for animal users, and limited teaching of graduate and professional students as a faculty member of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the School of Medicine. A strong commitment to mentoring and collaborative research with residents as well as clinical support for investigators in the areas of infectious disease, and high-level biocontainment is preferred. This position will report to the Director of DCM.

The animal care and use program at UNC is centrally managed by the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) and reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Research. More than 200,000 animals are housed in 26 animal facilities and used by faculty in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Pharmacy, and College of Arts and Sciences. Representative species include rodents, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, nonhuman primates, aquatics, reptiles, and amphibians. UNC-Chapel Hill ranks fifth in the United States among universities in federal research funding, totaling $1.1B annually. DCM employs more than 180 individuals including 10 ACLAM- or ACVP-boarded faculty veterinarians, 6 residents in laboratory animal medicine or veterinary pathology, and 9 veterinary technicians.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Minimum qualifications include a current veterinary license in at least one state in the U.S. and the ability to become licensed in North Carolina within 6-9 months of employment. A qualified candidate will be a US-licensed veterinarian with 3 or more years of postdoctoral experience in the field of laboratory animal medicine. The candidate should have significant clinical experience at an academic or other research institution with a diverse range of species and a working knowledge of regulatory requirements for the care and use of laboratory animals. For consideration, candidates must have outstanding written and oral communications skills and mature problem-solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or other relevant veterinary specialty board certification or eligibility is preferred. Experience in animal biosafety level 3 (ABSL-3) containment, institutional biosafety committee (IBC), rodent surgical models, large rodent breeding colonies, genetically-altered animals, and rodent medicine is preferred.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
Not Applicable.

Special Instructions
Please include the names and contact information for three references for the required List of References.

Quick Link
https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/237560

Department Contact Information
Department Contact Name and Title
Ilana Galex, Chair of the Search Committee
Department Contact Telephone or Email
ilanag@email.unc.edu

Academic Personnel Office Contact Information
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to equalopportunity@unc.edu.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
1. Cover Letter
2. List of References
3. Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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