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Clinical Veterinarian, Office of Laboratory Animal Care
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Posted 24 March 2017

The University of Tennessee invites nominations and applications for our position of Clinical Veterinarian, Office of Laboratory Animal Care (OLAC).

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the flagship Land Grant University with decentralized animal facilities and principal investigator-maintained satellite units which house diverse vertebrate species utilized for research, teaching, and outreach activities. The animal care and use program is fully AAALAC-International accredited and has over 100,000 square feet of animal facility space. The OLAC provides animal care research and educational support services for faculty, staff, students, and facilities of The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, and The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine.

Essential position responsibilities include, among others:

  • Clinical veterinary care oversight of laboratory animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, aquatic and other species. The position ensures the animal care program provides appropriate housing, personnel, and equipment to meet required regulatory and compliance standards.
  • Regular consultation and knowledge exchange with researchers and their staff regarding animal care support. Provide guidance and recommendations in protocol development, selection of animal models, planning and conduct of surgeries, trouble shooting, and regulatory compliance.
  • Develop and implement disease prevention programs, diagnostic procedure programs, and programs including rodent sentinel, vendor surveillance, and quarantine management.
  • Share on-call veterinary care responsibility during evenings, weekends, and holidays with the university Attending Veterinarian.
  • Perform, give advice, and provide necessary surgical technique and anesthesia training requested by principal investigators.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of animal use training programs for laboratory animal facility staff, principal investigators, research staff, and IACUC members.

Thoroughly evaluate and review all submitted animal use protocols and amendments, providing guidance and support to IACUC, principal investigators, and university biosafety personnel. Provide prompt responses to amendments which may qualify for Veterinary Verification and Consultation review. Ensure a tight working relationship with IACUC

Assist in assuring facility and researcher compliance with PHS/OLAW guidelines, AAALAC-International accreditation requirements, and animal welfare regulations. Participate in site visits/consultations by external oversight organizations (AAALAC-International, USDA, and industry partners), as necessary.

The successful candidate must hold a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA Council on Education accredited veterinary college or school. Primary duties include providing clinical care and preventative medicine for a variety of species and maintaining a campus-wide health surveillance program. The Clinical Veterinarian will also assist the Director with facility management, IACUC activities, compliance issues, training animal care staff and investigators, collaboration with investigators, and will serve as Acting Attending Veterinarian in the Director’s absence. There will also be teaching at undergraduate, graduate, professional, and residency levels. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills are essential. The selected candidate should have postgraduate training or experience in laboratory animal medicine; American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine specialty certification is desirable.

Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Application review will begin April 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Tennessee and the College of Veterinary Medicine strongly welcomes applicants that can enhance diversity and honors people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.

To apply, visit https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=17000000CT


Attending Veterinarian and Director of the Office of Laboratory Animal Care
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Posted 24 March 2017

The University of Tennessee invites nominations and applications for our position of Attending Veterinarian (AV) and Director of the Office of Laboratory Animal Care (OLAC).

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the flagship Land Grant University with decentralized animal facilities and principal investigator-maintained satellite units which house diverse vertebrate species utilized for research, teaching, and outreach activities. The animal care and use program is fully AAALAC-International accredited and has over 100,000 square feet of animal facility space. The OLAC provides animal care research and educational support services for faculty, staff, students, and facilities of The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, and The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine. The office is administratively housed within the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Director reports to the Dean who also serves as the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Institutional Official (IO). The OLAC Director supervises one clinical laboratory animal veterinarian, two veterinary technicians, and a business office manager.  The Director also works closely with animal facility managers.

Essential position responsibilities include, among others:

  • Clinical veterinary care oversight of laboratory animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, aquatic and other species. The position ensures the animal care program provides appropriate housing, personnel, and equipment to meet required regulatory and compliance standards.
  • Regular consultation and knowledge exchange with researchers and their staff regarding animal care support. Provide oversight management of research animal enrichment programs.
  •  Share on-call veterinary care responsibility during evenings, weekends, and holidays with the laboratory animal clinical veterinarian.
  • Perform, give advice, and provide necessary surgical technique and anesthesia training requested by principal investigators.
  • Develop and deliver computer-based and face-to-face animal use training programs for laboratory animal facility staff, principal investigators, research staff, and IACUC members.
  • Oversee animal quality assurance and disease surveillance programs.
  • Serve as a voting member on the IACUC 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 research.
  • Thoroughly evaluate and review all submitted animal use protocols and amendments, providing guidance and support to IACUC, principal investigators, and university biosafety personnel. Provide prompt responses to amendments which may qualify for Veterinary Verification and Consultation review. Ensure a tight working relationship with IACUC.
  • Coordinate the operations, budget, and administration of the OLAC to ensure uniform policies and procedures pertaining to animal care and use. Write, review, and update OLAC veterinary and compliance policies, guidelines, and SOPs as required.
  • Serve on appropriate university committees related to research activities and the animal program. Engage in institutional plans involving renovation or construction of facilities in which animals are housed or used, including design and maintenance of animal facilities.
  • Assist in assuring facility and researcher compliance with PHS/OLAW guidelines, AAALAC-International accreditation requirements, and animal welfare regulations. Participate in site visits/consultations by external oversight organizations (AAALAC-International, USDA, and industry partners), as necessary. Maintain and provide necessary revision to the AAALAC-International program description. Assist with OLAW Assurance revisions.
  • Respond to human zoonotic exposures by advising the appropriate physician or other designated personnel of animal health status.

Candidates must hold a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA Council on Education accredited veterinary college or school and be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Tennessee. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills are essential. The successful candidate must have intimate knowledge of all applicable federal regulations, standards, and guidelines for all vertebrate animals used in teaching, research, and service, as well as applicable AAALAC-International accreditation standards. As the AV, the OLAC Director has essential responsibility to support the IACUC. S/he will advise the Institutional Official, IACUC chair, and IACUC on animal care and use, regulatory requirements, and accreditation standards. The Director will share laboratory animal clinical duties and teach at undergraduate, graduate, professional, and residency levels. Preferred candidates should have a minimum of 3-years of experience in all aspects of animal care and use programs, including personnel supervision and budget management. American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine specialty certification is also preferred and experience in a land-grant institution is desirable.

Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Application review will begin April 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Tennessee and the College of Veterinary Medicine strongly welcomes applicants that can enhance diversity and honors people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.

To apply, visit https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=17000000CW


Veterinarian, Facility Veterinarian and Imaging Core Director
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Posted 24 March 2017

Position Number: 122821

Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Facility Veterinarian provides professional medical care and maintenance of research animals, directs Department of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) imaging core activities, and serves as acting University Attending Veterinarian in his/her absence.

The position also performs quality assurance for campus animal facilities; serves as an alternate member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC); reviews (pre- and post- review) animal use protocols as needed; and assist investigators in the development of their research protocols.

Certification or eligibility to sit for the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Boards.

As a member of DLAR, this is an essential position supporting the animal care program requiring attendance on weekends, holidays and during emergency conditions, such as inclement weather and power failure.

Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of an accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) program. If degree not attained in the U.S., a certificate (e.g. Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG)) of equivalent training accepted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is required.

At least five (5) years of experience in laboratory animal medicine. Completion of a training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine with eligibility for certification in the field may be substituted for the three-year experience requirement.

Working knowledge of federal guidelines for animal care and use and laboratory animal husbandry practices.

Ability learn, use and keep current with new imaging equipment (For example: small animal preclinical PET/SPECT/CT, small animal bench top MRI, IVIS (In Vivo Imaging System) high speed kinetic imaging Lumina K Series III, IVIS Spectrum Pre-clinical imaging, ultrasound/doppler imaging, 3D deep tissue x-ray imaging, Fluoroscan mini C-arm, and x-ray biological small animal irradiator).

Ability to: perform basic animal procedures (diagnostics, anesthesia, therapeutics, research biotechnology, etc.); train researchers and personnel in animal care use; develop and perform standard operating procedures; and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Preferences:
Licensure in the State of Maryland. Certification or eligibility to sit for the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Boards.

Additional Certifications:
Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in a state or territory of the United States.

Additional Information:
Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA.  No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Posting Number:  E0006156
Posting Date:  03/10/2017
Open Until Filled:  Yes
Best Consideration Date:  04/21/2017

How to apply:  All interested applicants must apply online through ejobs.umd.edu (https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/50180 ).

Physical Demands:
This position requires the individual to wear and work in personal protective equipment. This position requires that the individual is able to lift a minimum of 50lbs. and can maneuver large, cumbersome equipment. This individual may be working with potential biohazards related to animal exposure (airborne allergens, contact reactions) and may be exposed to animal diseases and/or research generated diseased animals. This is an essential position supporting the animal care program requiring attendance on weekends, holidays and during emergency conditions, such as inclement weather and power failure.

Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Associate Director, Animal Resource Office
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Posted 14 March 2017

A comprehensive land-, sea-, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public university and is ideally located in the rural town of Durham, with ready access to the Maine and New Hampshire seacoasts, Boston, and the White Mountains. The University actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and shared spirit of inquiry. UNH has just under 13,000 undergraduate students and 2,200 graduate students.

Responsible for overseeing the UNH Animal Resource Office (ARO) comprised of transgenic and conventional rodent models, providing veterinary services to laboratory animals housed at UNH, overseeing technical staff and student workers and monitoring husbandry and facility needs. The Associate Director/Manager oversees the implementation of veterinary medical care and husbandry services; assures compliance with all UNH policies, laws and regulations concerning the use of animals in research. On a daily basis supervises Animal Care Technicians this includes authority to authorize purchasing of supplies and materials necessary for the program. The Associate Director/Manager is expected to make decisions regarding the animals under his/her care, and personnel and resources that he/she oversees. Because the use of animals in research is highly regulated, the authority to take independent action or determine policy is known only through a thorough knowledge of applicable policies, laws, and regulations. The Associate Director/Manager is expected to support the Culture of Safety at UNH. The applicant has a critical function in providing direct research support services to faculty and their animals, and provides necessary management and oversight of the ARO.

Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree.

Acceptable Minimum Years of Experience: 3-5 years

Other minimum qualifications: Minimum qualifications are a DVM degree from an accredited veterinary program with a minimum of 3-5 years of Laboratory Animal Experience. A Diplomat of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or DACLAM eligible is highly preferred. The position assumes skills, knowledge and ability in general laboratory animal techniques, clinical, surgical and anesthesia techniques, and special diagnostic procedures related to the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease in laboratory animals in a university environment. The candidate must also possess: Highly developed interpersonal skills to interact with investigators, Knowledge of the animal welfare laws and regulations, vivarium methodology, biomedical techniques for teaching and research including rodents, and other laboratory animal species. The ability to communicate, organize, plan, supervise, and advise a wide variety of personnel. The applicant will be assisting the Director in providing service and partnership with the research program at UNH; therefore the individual's communication and interpersonal experiences and abilities in developing teamwork and an environment of inclusion and collaboration is extremely important.

To apply, visit http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/21928

UNH is an AA/EEO Employer. UNH is committed to excellence through the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages women and minorities to apply.


Assistant Director, Clinical Veterinarian
Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR)
Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE)
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Posted 23 February 2017

Founded in 1865 Cornell is a privately endowed university and the federal land-grant institution of New York State. Cornell is a member of the Ivy League and a partner of the State University of New York. At Cornell’s main campus in Ithaca, NY research involving animals is carried out in the colleges of Agriculture and Life Science, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, and Human Ecology and makes an invaluable contribution to the Cornell mission of learning, discovery, and public engagement. The laboratory animal care and use program is one of the largest academic ones in the USA, involves mainly research and teaching and includes a sizeable agricultural animal component.

In this position, you will:

  • Provide veterinary care directly and through supervision and delegation, including general and dental care for the dogs (also a small colony of hemophiliac dogs), spay and neuter of dogs and cats to be adopted out, and procedures related to canine oocyte collections;
  • Develop and implement disease prevention and diagnostic procedures and programs including rodent sentinel, vendor surveillance and quarantine;
  • Manage programs of pre- and postoperative care, anesthesia, analgesia and euthanasia;
  • Provide guidance and recommendations in protocol development, selection of animal models, planning and conduct of surgeries, trouble shooting, regulatory compliance, etc.;
  • Perform veterinary review of protocols submitted to the IACUC;
  • Participate in IACUC meetings, inspections and programmatic evaluations;
  • Work closely with the IACUC administrative staff;
  • Assist in development of training programs and participate in training of researchers, technicians and students who work with animals;
  • Participate actively in the ACLAM-approved residency program through teaching and mentoring https://ras.research.cornell.edu/care/residency.html ;
  • Assist the CARE team in its management of the office and program of animal care and use https://ras.research.cornell.edu/care/ ;
  • Interact with the researchers and investigative staff (more than 500 active protocols and about 250 principal investigators) including many of the colleagues in the College of Veterinary Medicine;
  • Perform laboratory animal science-related research independently or in collaboration with researchers and as workload allows.

Required qualifications:

  • A doctorate in veterinary medicine (DVM, VMD) or comparable degree;
  • An active license in at least one state;
  • Board certification or board eligibility in a College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (A, E, J, K);
  • Three to five years clinical experience and understanding of the academic/higher education environment;
  • Knowledge of current USDA, APHIS and other applicable regulations and familiarity with the AAALAC International accreditation process;
  • Clear understanding of the 3Rs principles and sensitivity with regards to animal welfare matters;
  • Excellent communications skills, teamwork savvy and service-minded.
  • Desire to teach, instruct, and mentor.

*Resume/CV, cover letter and three (3) references are required.

When applying, please remember to attach your application materials (Resume/CV, cover letter and 3 references) in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.  In the Experience section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the ‘Drop Files Here’ box to manually drag document(s) into your application. For a more detailed description and instructions on how to apply online please visit https://hr.cornell.edu/jobs/how-we-hire

Please apply online at https://hr.cornell.edu/ and reference Job# WDR-00010083.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage.  We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.


Senior Veterinarian (ULAR)
University of California, Irvine, CA

Posted 15 February 2017

University of California, Irvine (UCI) is seeking a Senior Veterinarian to provide professional veterinary services in support of UCI’s research and teaching missions involving vertebrate animals.

Under the general direction of ULAR Director, the incumbent will provide clinical, diagnostic and preventative veterinary medical services for laboratory animals used for research and teaching at UCI, following the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals; federal, state and university regulations, policies and procedures; and current laboratory animal medicine practices. Supervision of Veterinary Services technical staff. Perform and assist with animal research procedures, including anesthesia, post-operative care and surgery.

Provide advice, assistance, education, training, and consultation in laboratory animal science and issues to faculty, staff; participate in laboratory animal medicine training for veterinarians and research staff. Attend meetings of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, assist faculty in preparing appropriate protocols.

Salary: Commensurate with experience (MSP II)
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Career Position.

Strong candidates will have the following:

  • Veterinary degree from an accredited school of veterinary medicine.
  • Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state. California veterinary license within 6 months of employment. 
  • Specialized knowledge in laboratory animal medicine through training and/or previous job experience.
  • At least 1 year of experience as a laboratory animal veterinarian with a variety of species.
  • Detailed knowledge of federal and state animal welfare laws and regulations, and accreditation requirements. 
  • Experience and knowledge of regulatory requirements and common practices required for safely working with infectious agents (i.e.: BSL-2, BSL-3 and select agents); ability to be obtain federal clearance required to work with select agents. 

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise personnel. Experience supervising union-represented employees is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in performing anesthesia, surgery, and veterinary care for pigs, ruminants and primates.
  • Demonstrated experience or expert knowledge in one or more of the following areas: surgery, anesthesia, pain management, animal model development, animal behavior, genetics, statistics, pharmacology, microbiology, pathology.
  • Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in a biological science relevant to laboratory animal medicine.
  • ACLAM board certified or eligible or other relevant veterinary board certification e.g. surgery, anesthesia.
  • Experience in a large academically-oriented animal research program.

To view the complete job description and apply, please use this link:  https://staffing2.hr.uci.edu/CSS_External/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=2017-0150

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


Veterinarian
Toxicology Preclinical Research Centre, Singapore

Posted 15 February 2017

Your new company
An opportunity for a veterinarian has arisen with a toxicology research group in Singapore. This centre focuses on toxicology research studies of human respiratory disease, using rodent animal model.


Your new role 
The primary function of this veterinarian is to ensure that animal care and use in the rodent facility are in accordance with all applicable guidelines, regulations and acceptable international standards. 

You will support the attending veterinarian in planning and overseeing animal health programs, including disease surveillance monitoring, animal treatment and developing plans for husbandry, continuous improvement and care of laboratory animals. 

As a veterinarian in this facility, you will also be participating in the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review of animal protocols, and ensure that the facility is compliant with NACLAR guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Likewise, you will support the implementation of the 3R principles and advise the IACUC and other staff on animal health issues, animal treatment, anaesthetics and analgesics.

What you'll need to succeed 
In terms of education, we are seeking candidates with a degree in Veterinary Science or Veterinary Medicine (DVM or equivalent, AVMA accredited veterinary degree, MRCVS veterinary degree in combination with successful completion of NAVLE or NVE exams); AVA fully registered / registerable veterinarian. You should have a keen interest in working with laboratory animals, with ideally between 1-3 years of hands-on working/research experience using rodents.

What you'll get in return
The company values candidates with initiative and interest to learn new experimental techniques. This company offers a well-funded international work environment. You can look forward to an organisation that empowers their staffs. 

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, please forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to Georgia.Ronald@hays.com.sg. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.


Clinical Veterinarian
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Posted 13 February 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is seeking an experienced veterinarian to join the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) as a Research Assistant or Associate Professor.  Duties will include laboratory animal clinical care, supervision of husbandry and veterinary 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. Participation in resident training in laboratory animal medicine is expected, and collaborative research with residents and investigators at UNC is encouraged.  

The animal care and use program at UNC is centrally managed by the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) and reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Research. More than 150,000 animals are housed in 17 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 mice, rats, other rodents, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, nonhuman primates, aquatics, reptiles, and amphibians. UNC-Chapel Hill is ranked eighth among leading private and public research universities for the level of federal funding devoted to research and development ($585.5 million).  DLAM employs more than 170 individuals including 8 ACLAM- or ACVP-boarded faculty veterinarians, 3 residents in laboratory animal medicine, and 10 veterinary technicians. 

Qualified candidates will be a US-licensed veterinarian with 3 or more years of postdoctoral experience in the field of laboratory animal medicine, be board eligible or certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, and have strong clinical and surgical skills.  If not board certified there is expectation that the successful candidate will obtain ACLAM certification within 1-2 years.  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.  Experience with non-rodent surgical models, non-rodent anesthesia, large rodent breeding colonies, genetically-altered animals, and canine research colonies is a plus.  Minimum qualifications include ACLAM board eligibility or certification, a 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.  For consideration, candidates must have outstanding written and oral communications skills and mature problem-solving skills.  This position will report to the Director of DLAM. 

Interested candidates must complete an online application at:  http://unc.peopleadmin.com posting #114429  (http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/114429) and submit a letter of application, three references and recent curriculum vitae.  Persons with questions about this position may contact Dr. Steven Shipley (sshipley@med.unc.edu). 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.


Clinical Veterinarian
Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Office of Animal Resources (OAR), University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Posted 13 February 2017

Requisition # 70440
Salary Range - $75376 to Commensurate – salary with experience to Commensurate

The Office of Animal Resources, which provides husbandry and veterinary care of all research animals at the University of Iowa, invites applications for the position of Clinical Veterinarian.  Our growing animal care program provides a great opportunity to demonstrate and enhance your skill as a clinician and interact with research staff working on a variety of medical and behavioral research.  The University of Iowa offers competitive salary and excellent benefits.

See Why Iowa for more information about why UI may be the right career choice for you and why you will enjoy working and living in Iowa City.

In this position, you will: 

  • Manage and perform duties related to the veterinary care of various animal species including rodents, farm animals and aquatic species.
  • Manage preventive medicine programs including rodent sentinel, vendor surveillance and quarantine programs.
  • Manage programs for pre- and postoperative care, anesthesia, analgesia, and euthanasia.
  • Provide guidance of protocol development for compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Perform veterinary review, including grant comparison, of protocols submitted to the IACUC.
  • Participate in IACUC facility/programmatic evaluations.
  • Provide training to research and caretaker staff.  
  • Supervise veterinary technician staff.  

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine
  • Active veterinary license in at least one state.
  • Effective communication skills to develop and maintain relationships and to influence compliance with policies and regulations.
  • Demonstrated job related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment.
  • Proficient in computer software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and various database systems.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet and maintian UI Fleet Safety driving requirements

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine through a formal residency program or experience route; typically, two (2) years (if formal residency program completed).  
  • Familiarity with current USDA and PHS regulations, and the AAALAC International accreditation process.
  • Experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species and in their housing from conventional to barrier to bio-containment facilities.
  • Knowledge of university policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Experience with animal surgical suite management including USDA and non-regulated animals.

For information about the Office of Animal Resources, please visit our web site https://animal.research.uiowa.edu/office-animal-resources-oar

Applicants please apply for this position through The University of Iowa’s web site at: http://jobs.uiowa.edu. (Requisition # 70440) 

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Associate Director
University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Posted 7 February 2017

The Department of Laboratory Animal Resources at The University of Toledo is looking for an energetic and experienced laboratory animal professional to join our team. In conjunction with the Director/Attending Veterinarian, this position works toward the development and implementation of the animal husbandry program and the maintenance of the animal facilities in order to meet the requirements of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and to maintain accreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC). This position is also responsible for establishing the yearly budget, for maintaining expenditures within the budget, for issuing the monthly per diem statements, and for determining the per diem rates. If applicable, serve as a back-up veterinarian to the Attending Veterinarian.  This is a full-time position.

Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  

  • Education/certification: Bachelor's degree required with AALAS certification (CMAR or LATg minimum) desired; or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board certification desired;
  • Experience: 10 years supervisory experience in a laboratory animal facility required
  • Knowledge of Federal regulations pertaining to laboratory animal research required
  • Knowledge of financial processes

Interested individuals may apply online at http://www.utoledo.edu/depts/hr/employment/.

Posting Number:    34045  
University Title:    Associate Director
Department of Laboratory Animal Resources  


Clinical Veterinarian
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Posted 3 February 2017

The Clinical Veterinarian will be responsible for providing care to research animals within assigned facilities, and sharing on call, after hours emergency service. The Clinical Veterinarian will also participate in animal facility inspections, review of IACUC protocols, development of standard operating procedures, and participate in the development and implementation of training programs for veterinary technicians, postdoctoral trainees, animal care staff, and investigators.

  • Observation of health status and maintenance of animal health records. 
  • Conduct and/or order diagnostic tests. 
  • Prescribe medications and oversee treatment of animals. 
  • Consult/assist researchers with protocol development. 
  • Consult with investigators regarding animal model selection and proper animal use practices.  

Required:

  • DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state of the USA.
  • Obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in Texaswithin 6 months of hire.
  • Obtain a practitioner’s DEA registration within 6 monthsof hire.
  • 2 years’ experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine, including experience with large animal species and surgical models.
  • 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 and research staff, and institutional administrators. 
  • Experience in an academic research environment. 

Preferred:

  • Completion of an ACLAM-approved residency training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • ACLAM board certification.

Please apply directly to vacancy #283065MG at www.bcm.edu/careers.

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


Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC

Posted 26 January 2017

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University invites applications for an immediate opening for a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian.  The position is a faculty appointment in the Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM), one of the eight basic science departments in the school.   The DCM is comprised of 3 veterinarians and 23 support staff, and the animal care program at East Carolina University has been fully accredited by AAALAC International for over 20 years.  Facilities encompass 75,000 sq ft. on two campuses and house a variety of species.

Responsibilities include providing preventative medical, clinical, and surgical care to research animals at East Carolina University; providing technical support to research projects; consulting and collaborating with investigators; assisting the department chair with facility management and IACUC activities to ensure compliance with federal regulations and AAALAC International standards; and participating in both academic teaching and investigative staff training.

The candidate must possess 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, experience in laboratory animal medicine, and ability to be licensed in North Carolina.  Experience with IACUC protocol review and a working knowledge of federal regulations and AAALAC accreditation procedures is expected.  Successful completion of a laboratory animal training program, ACLAM board eligibility, or current ACLAM certification is strongly preferred.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as good organizational and administrative skills, are essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for an academically oriented individual to participate in a dynamic, interactive animal care and use program.  Academic rank at the Assistant Professor or Clinical Assistant /Associate Professor level is anticipated and salary will be commensurate with individual credentials and experience. 

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, and the names of three references through the on-line ECU-Human Resources site, https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/ .  Search for positions using “Comparative Medicine” in the department field.  The specific job opening is #968001.

For further information, please contact Dr. Dorcas O’Rourke at (252) 744-2420 or email orourked@ecu.edu .   Application review will begin February 26, 2017 and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University that accommodates individuals with disabilities.  Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department of Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).


Principal Scientist
Veterinary and Global Science and Technology, Cambridge, MA

Posted 26 January 2017

To Apply: Please visit www.PfizerCareers.com and search by Job ID: 1038585

About Pfizer

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

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

Role Description

This position is a blended role between VST (Veterinary Science and Technology) and GS (Global Science and Technology) teams of Comparative Medicine. The role entails supporting VST at a percentage of time that ensures delivering high quality clinical veterinary medicine. The role also entails supporting GST at a percentage of time that will support advancing the Worldwide Research and Development (WRD) portfolio through developing and executing animal models of disease for Pfizer Kendall Square Research Units.

Responsibilities

  1. Collaborate with Pfizer Research Unit scientists and Investigative Partners to develop and execute animal models of disease and robust in-vivo study conduct, notably in the metabolic and cardiovascular field. Independently direct and perform in vivo/ex-vivo studies, interpret and present results to project teams, and prepare study reports for regulatory documents.
  2. Provide high quality veterinary care to research animals in support of Pfizer's portfolio. Provide veterinary direction to Comparative Medicine (CM) and research staff working with animals. Enable continued compliance with applicable local, state, or Federal regulations, codes, and guidelines.
  3. Serve on a rotational basis to provide veterinary care on weekends and holidays.
  4. Strive towards flawless animal care and welfare in conducting research studies through study design and implementation, and championing the "3 Rs" principles.
  5. Educate colleagues in techniques and principles which promote 3Rs, in particular anesthesia and analgesia as well as new techniques reported in the literature and communicated at external meetings.
  6. Review or consult on research animal proposals submitted for IACUC review. Interact with in vivo scientists to understand their research needs, engaging them in a flexible and constructive manner to address matters of ethical review with a focus on 3Rs, humane endpoints and adverse effects.
  7. Maintain the relevant sections of the animal care program, SOPs, and training documents to assure the highest quality of site operations and regulatory compliance.
  8. Produce posters, presentations, and publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.
  9. Provide and direct clear communications regarding animal care and wellbeing and study conduct to the CM and research staff.
  10. 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.
  11. Actively participate on or lead CM local or global teams.

Qualifications

  • Educational Background: DVM; licensed to practice in the US or equivalent required. PhD. Or MS degree in metabolic or cardiovascular disease preferred.
  • Board certified (preferred) or eligible (required) by ACLAM or other relevant certification in the US (or equivalent board certification)

Work Experience:

  • 1-2 year of clinical experience in private practice or laboratory animal medicine.
  • 2-3 years of research experience in metabolic or cardiovascular animal model development.
  • Has authored manuscripts and reports, and made internal and external presentations. Proficiency in multiple laboratory and in vivo techniques, and reputation for technical expertise and advancing technology within and outside the organization. Experience with optical imaging (IVIS, FMT) and or high frequency ultrasound imaging desirable.
  • All colleagues should have functional knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook, calendar management and Internet Explorer. Colleagues should be able to use on line systems such as time tracking and document management. (e.g. SharePoint, Activity Tracker) Knowledge and use of other systems based upon job function may be required: Experience with analysis software/validated data capture systems. (e.g. Biobook)

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Serve on a rotational basis to provide veterinary care coverage outside business hours, on weekends and holidays.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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


Senior Director, DLAR
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Posted 26 January 2017

Contact: Sean J. McCooe, Managing Partner, McCooe & Associates; 201-445-3161201-602-7955 (cell); sean@mcsearch.nethttp://www.linkedin.com/in/seanmccooe

McCooe & Associates has partnered with Wayne State University (WSU) to fulfill a search for the Senior Director, Division of Lab Animal Resources (DLAR).  This position, reporting to the VP Research, also serves as the Institutional Attending Veterinarian, with oversight and direction for all animal facilities at the University.

The Senior Director, DLAR is charged with the development and implementation of a veterinary care program that includes preventative medicine, and clinical laboratory animal medicine components designed to ensure the conduct of research, teaching and testing activities in a manner that ensures their humane care and use at Wayne State University and the affiliated John D. Dingell Veteran’s Administration Medical Center (VAMC). The Senior Director, DLAR also serves as the Principal Investigator for an Associate of Applied Science degree Veterinary Technology Program operated under contract with Wayne County Community College. The Senior Director, DLAR has 2 direct reports, 29 indirect reports and significant interaction with researchers and other scientists who work with laboratory animals. 

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 passage of the Foreign Veterinarian Equivalency Examination. Candidates must be currently licensed in one state and eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine and to obtain controlled substance licensure in the State of Michigan. 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 experience in laboratory animal medicine working in a major research university, medical center, institution or company is required including established subject matter expertise (7+ years experience), and three to five (3-5) years successful administrative experience either directing a facility or a significant component of an animal research program. The successful candidate will posses demonstrated leadership providing direction to a multi-faceted laboratory animal care and use program supporting a major research university with a large medical school and affiliated medical center in addition to a Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee (VMAC); the ability to advise, counsel and train investigators in appropriate animal procedures with aim to provide humane animal care; experience conducting independent or collaborative research; and be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.

The Cultural Center and Historic District in the heart of Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood envelop Wayne State University’s campus which encompasses approximately 200 acres and is an integral component of the rapidly expanding development activities and remarkable revitalization of the city. With immediate proximity to Canada and its location in the middle of the Great Lakes region along with professional sports, opera and symphony, Detroit and the metropolitan area (~5 million population) provide a rich culture with exceptional recreational and entertainment activities that has attracted many young professionals to the downtown area.

Wayne State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Laboratory Animal Residency
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Posted 23 January 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) invites applications for our American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)-recognized training program in laboratory animal medicine. This three-year program combines clinical training with didactic instruction and research experience to fulfill the requirements for ACLAM board certification. The successful applicant will join a team of faculty and resident veterinarians as a Research Associate and will provide veterinary care and colony health management to a wide variety of laboratory species at UNC.  In addition, the incumbent will be expected to provide surgical and/or anesthetic support, manage post-operative animal care, conduct/participate in research in laboratory animal medicine and or comparative medicine, assist in assuring proper compliance with mandatory government and institutional regulations, participate on the IACUC, and provide instruction in the care and use of laboratory animals to researchers and division staff.  The incumbent will be required to participate in didactic training in laboratory animal medicine as well as a rotating clinical on-call schedule to include nights, weekends, and holidays. The successful candidate will complete at least 24 months of clinical service and didactic training throughout the program and will be provided with protected research time to complete a hypothesis-driven project with the goal of producing a first-author peer-reviewed journal article. We anticipate the successful candidate will begin training June-July 2017 but there is some flexibility with start date.

The animal care and use program at UNC is centrally managed by the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) and reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Research. More than 150,000 animals are housed in 17 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 mice, rats, other rodents, dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, nonhuman primates, aquatics, reptiles, and amphibians. UNC-Chapel Hill is ranked eighth among leading private and public research universities for the level of federal funding devoted to research and development ($585.5 million), and notable animal research support services housed at UNC include a Mutant Mouse Regional Resource Center (MMRRC), transgenic or gene-targeted Animal Models Core, the National Gnotobiotic Rodent Resource Center, the Systems Genetics Core providing Collaborative Cross mice, Behavioral Phenotyping Core, rodent and large animal surgical cores, a Zebrafish Aquaculture Core Facility, and Institute of Marine Science to name a few. DLAM employs more than 170 individuals including 8 ACLAM- or ACVP-boarded faculty veterinarians, 3 residents in laboratory animal medicine, and 10 veterinary technicians. Faculty research interests include vascular biology, host-microbial interactions, and viral pathogenesis and host immune response.

Qualified candidates will have graduated from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school and passed the NAVLE or have graduated from a non-AVMA-accredited institution and completed the requirements for the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG); candidates must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state and will be expected to obtain licensure in North Carolina within six months of hire. Prior veterinary clinical practice is desirable but not required. For consideration, candidates must have outstanding written and oral communications skills, strong writing abilities, and mature problem-solving skills.  This position will report to the Associate Director of Veterinary Services of DLAM.  Interested candidates must complete an online application at  http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/112271  and submit a letter of application, three references and recent curriculum vitae.  Persons with questions about this position may contact Dr. Steven Shipley (sshipley@med.unc.edu).  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.


Attending Veterinarian and Director of the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Applicants should electronically submit a detailed curriculum vitae and a cover letter to the AVSearchCommittee@umich.edu.  For questions, please contact the AVSearchCommittee@umich.edu.

Widely recognized as one of the world's leading research universities, the University of Michigan (U-M) provides exceptionally fertile ground for innovative research that underlies progress in all aspects of our society. With 19 top-ranked schools and colleges and annual research expenditures of $1.39 billion, U-M's research capabilities and accomplishments span nearly every field of science, engineering, medicine, social sciences and the humanities. U-M is seeking an Attending Veterinarian/Director of ULAM to provide strategic leadership and direction for it’s animal care and use program. 

The University of Michigan animal care and use program has a wide variety of species, including rodents, aquatic animals, livestock, and nonhuman primates, located in decentralized facilities on three campuses, including one farm and two biological stations. The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) is responsible for guidance and provides care for the U-M animal care and use program campus wide. ULAM offers a variety of services and educational programs to support the U-M research community and the animals under their care, including laboratory animal procurement and husbandry, veterinary clinical care, compliance and oversight monitoring, personnel training, and specialized research support cores and activities. ULAM’s academic, teaching, and research missions support animal welfare and best-practice development for the animal care and use program and lead one of the nation’s oldest and most recognized residency training programs for laboratory animal veterinarians.

Reporting to both the University Vice President for Research and the Senior Associate Dean for Research in the Medical School, the AV/ULAM Director oversees all veterinary medical care and husbandry services; assists in assuring compliance with all federal laws and guidelines and institutional policies concerning the use of animals in research; oversees the academic teaching and research programs; and provides veterinary medical advice to researchers. In partnership with the Assistant Vice President for Research-Animal Program Compliance Oversight and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the AV/ULAM Director oversees the entire animal care program.

Using a thorough knowledge of animal medicine and applicable policies, laws, and regulations, the AV/ULAM Director has the authority and accountability to make independent decisions regarding the animals under his/her care as well as the personnel and resources that he/she oversees.  The AV/Director is also expected to perform or assign management tasks in an effective manner that furthers the U-M goal of sustained excellence in animal care and use in scientific research and education, promoting the philosophy that the highest animal welfare standards are a necessity for impactful science.

The AV/ULAM Director holds a faculty appointment in the Medical School with a rank commensurate with the candidate’s credentials and qualifications.

Responsibilities
  • Serves as the Attending Veterinarian for U-M and provides advice to researchers and the IACUC on the proper use of animals in research.  Serves as an ex-officio voting member of the IACUC.  
  • Oversees and implements the program of veterinary care for University of Michigan.
  • Leads and facilitates long-term planning for the animal care and use program on campus including the design and utilization of facilities and other necessary resources.
  • Coordinates the operations and administration of ULAM across all locations to ensure uniform policies and procedures pertaining to animal care and use at U-M. 
  • Is responsible for the management and oversight of the veterinarians, the skilled veterinary technical staff, ULAM husbandry operations, and the ULAM research and education programs.  
  • Oversees the administration of services in all aspects of veterinary care of various species (rodents, non-human primates, rabbits, aquatics, and other lab animals). This may include providing clinical veterinary medical care, surgical, analgesic and anesthetic support or advice to researchers.
  • Oversees the veterinary education and academic programs and provides strategic direction and leadership. Mentors veterinarian, veterinary technicians, and students in the field of laboratory animal medicine.
  • Oversees the research support services provided by ULAM, such as the Germ-Free Mouse Facility and In-Vivo Animal Core.
  • Oversees the ULAM Training Core, which, in partnership with the IACUC, provides training in the proper care and use of research animals to all U-M research personnel.
  • Provides consultation to researchers on animal model development and research needs related to the effects of animal wellbeing, health, use, and spontaneous disease on research goals.
  • Directs and oversees the ULAM budget (e.g. recharge development and implementation, managing and tracking of expenditure and revenue, etc.). Responsible for forecasting and acquisition of capital equipment and has authority to authorize purchasing of supplies and materials necessary for the program.  
  • Serves on appropriate University committees related to research activities and the animal program. 
  • Assists in assuring facility and researcher compliance with NIH/OLAW guidelines, AAALAC requirements, and animal welfare regulations. 
  • Participates in site visits/consultations by external oversight organizations and collaborators (AAALAC, USDA, and industry partners), as necessary.
  • Responds to human zoonotic exposures by advising the appropriate physician or other designated U-M personnel of animal health status.

Requirements and Desired Qualifications

  • The Director and Attending Veterinarian must have a DVM degree from an accredited veterinary program, be a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), and have at least 10 years of experience in a research-intensive academic environment, preferable in a leadership role.
  • Demonstrates scholarly and educational activities commensurate with a faculty appointment.
  • The position assumes skills, knowledge and ability in general laboratory animal techniques, clinical, surgical and anesthesia techniques, and special diagnostic procedures related to the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease in laboratory animals in a university environment.
  • Knowledge of the animal welfare laws and regulations, vivarium methodology, biomedical techniques for teaching and research for a variety of laboratory animal species.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills to interact with a variety of stakeholders (university leadership, faculty, administrators, technical staff, and oversight agencies), including excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience in successfully managing an AAALAC accredited animal care and use program in an academic environment is required. Experience serving AAALAC in a voluntary or professional basis would be beneficial.
  • Excellent management and interpersonal skills, including budget preparation and management, personnel management, demonstrated ability to recruit, hire and train new faculty and staff and an ability to motivate and retain faculty and professional staff.
  • The ability to use astute judgment, think strategically, analyze logically, and cogently and persuasively present summaries and recommendations.
  • The ability to mentor and develop faculty and staff that features diverse levels of expertise using a supportive and collaborative approach: delegate tasks and authority; assign accountabilities; set objectives; establish priorities; and monitor and evaluate results.
  • A passion for the highest animal welfare standards in scientific research and education. 
  • A willingness to promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
  • A proven track record of success facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization, results oriented.
  • The ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Clinical Veterinarian, Ophthalmology Concentration
Pfizer, Groton, CT and Cambridge, MA

To Apply: Please visit www.PfizerCareers.com and search by Job ID: 1045629

About Pfizer

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

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

Role Description

To provide veterinary ophthalmic expertise in all species as it is applied to preclinical drug safety studies. As the ophthalmic veterinarian for Pfizer Worldwide Research & Development, this position works cooperatively with Study Directors, Study Toxicologists, and the in vivo staff to provide appropriate, protocol-driven ophthalmic evaluations and as required, written reports. In addition, this position provides veterinary support in Comparative Medicine by delivering high quality clinical veterinary medicine. Responsibilities include provision of exemplary veterinary care and fulfilling the key regulatory responsibilities of the Good Laboratory Practice regulations, USDA regulations, AAALAC International guidelines and applicable local regulations. Ophthalmic and veterinary support will be expected at other Pfizer sites as needed.

Responsibilities

  1. Assume full responsibility for the in vivo ophthalmic program as required for appropriate Drug Safety evaluation of test articles. The program includes scheduling, conduct of ophthalmic examinations appropriate to the species, interpretation and discussion of findings, and provision of a written report for each study. Indirect ophthalmoscopy, slit lamp biomicroscopy, intraocular pressure measurement, and other techniques as stated in the protocol are required procedures. Training for all aspects of the program will be provided internally and externally.
  2. Provide high quality veterinary care to diverse species of research animals in support of Pfizer's portfolio.
  3. Review and consult on research animal proposals submitted for IACUC review.
  4. Serve on a rotational basis to provide veterinary care coverage on weekends and holidays.
  5. Interact with in vivo scientists to understand their research needs, engaging them in a flexible and constructive manner to address matters of ethical review with a focus on 3Rs, humane endpoints and adverse effects. Support the Attending Veterinarian to maintain compliance and to provide advice on regulatory animal health matters.
  6. Actively participate on or lead Comparative Medicine teams.

Qualifications

Educational Background:

  • DVM/VMD; licensed to practice in the US or equivalent required
  • Board eligibility for ACLAM or other, relevant veterinary specialty e.g. ophthalmology, internal medicine, is preferred

Work Experience

  • Must possess a keen interest in veterinary ophthalmology, especially in laboratory animals, and preferably has some experience in performing ophthalmic examinations.
  • Laboratory animal medicine experience or experience in veterinary ophthalmic research preferred.
  • 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.
  • In general, a colleague at this level will have a 3-5 years of experience All colleagues should have functional knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook, calendar management and Internet Explorer. Colleagues should be able to use on line systems such as time tracking and document management. (e.g. SharePoint, Activity Tracker) Knowledge and use of other systems based upon job function may be required: Experience with analysis software/validated data capture systems. (e.g. Biobook)

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Work comfortably with multiple species of laboratory animals
  2. Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required by SOP.
  3. Have manual dexterity required to achieve proficiency in basic ophthalmic examination procedures.
  4. Be able to sit or stand in one place for long periods while performing ophthalmic examinations.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

  1. Participate in weekend and holiday on-call schedule
  2. Travel to other Comparative Medicine sites for veterinary or ophthalmology support activities is expected; occasional travel for professional development is encouraged
  3. 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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


Clinical Research Veterinarian, Medical Devices
Arizona

My client is a technology-driven global company built on entrepreneurial innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Their diverse portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics.

If you are searching for a company where you can make a difference, we're looking for you. In this role, you will work as part of a fast-paced pre-clinical research and development team to evaluate new medical devices in a surgical/interventional research setting in a facility that is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting pre-clinical research by performing medical-device implantation and veterinary clinical care
  • Developing new experimental animal models for prototype and commercially available products to optimize surgical/interventional procedures
  • Providing a biological relevance of veterinary models to human anatomy and disease states
  • Providing pre- and post-operative veterinary care to a variety of species
  • Providing preventive care and animal-colony health management
  • Collaborating with other veterinarians, project teams, study directors, pathologists, physicians  and other disciplines to assist in the planning, execution, and evaluation of study results
  • Working closely with surgical research technicians, animal technicians and other support staff
  • Conducting procedures according to Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) guidelines
  • Participating in training for field sales, product specialists, engineers, and other associates
  • Participating in on-call duties

Required Job Qualifications

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree
  • A minimum of 3 years surgical experience in clinical and/or laboratory setting, primarily for large animal species
  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, leadership/mentorship, and organizational skills
  • Skills to communicate with people from a broad range of disciplines in the medical-device field
  • Self-motivated individual
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Compassion for animals involved in research
  • Emotional capacity and sensitivity to support associates who work in this research environment on a daily basis

Desired Job Qualifications

  • Board certification in veterinary surgery and/or residency trained veterinary surgeon
  • Current state veterinary license in one state within the U.S. with reasonable expectation to have active license in Arizona
  • Experience in laparoscopy, endoscopy and/or endovascular medicine
  • Experience in veterinary clinical practice
  • Familiarity with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Welfare Act
  • Experience in a GLP-regulated industry

For immediate consideration, please email your most current resume/cv to: mountain.states.careers@gmail.com

Trish Harrison, MedPro Recruiting


Clinical Veterinarian
FDA, Jefferson, AR

Priority One Services is currently seeking to fill an open position for a Clinical Veterinarian at our contract with the FDA in Jefferson, AR

JOB SUMMARY:
The Clinical Veterinarian provides the veterinary support to NCTR laboratory animal programs consistent with NCTR guidelines, and the IACUC and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) programs.  The primary responsibility shall be the provision of veterinary medical and surgical care to the non-human primate (NHP) colony.  Participation in the veterinary medical care program for other animal species is included as a smaller component of the duties of the position, and will depend on the needs of NCTR Veterinary Services (VS) and availability after commitments to the NHP colony are met.  Clinical Veterinarian responsibilities include providing daily clinical care and treatment of the laboratory animals; participation in emergency call schedule and after-hours veterinary care, ICU night, weekend, and holiday coverage with other VS veterinarians as required.  All services must be provided in accordance with all applicable regulations.  This position may also serve on the NCTR Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), or may serve as a resource to the IACUC on matters regarding the health and well-being of NHPs and other animal species.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

  1. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent required.
  2. Must have a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one (1) state.
  3. Minimum three (3) years’ experience required in clinical laboratory animal medicine which must include non-human primates (NHPs).
  4. Completion of a residency program in laboratory animal medicine and certification as a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is preferred.
  5. Experience with IACUC activities and research protocol review/approval process, and/or consultant service to the IACUC.
  6. Must have knowledge of laboratory animal technician duties and training.
  7. Must possess excellent knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations governing Animal Care/Diet Preparation facilities.
  8. Must be a legal resident of the United States.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Demonstrated record of work experience within an animal care facility, or within the field of laboratory animal science.
  2. Demonstrated record of successful development, implementation and maintenance of training programs.
  3. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks in an organized manner with minimal supervision.
  4. Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  5. Working knowledge of Microsoft’s Office (Word, Excel, etc.) required.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Essential Duties:

  • Oversees all aspects of NHP colony health, including health surveillance.
  • Provides diagnostic support and treatment of sick or injured animals.
  • Manages the NHP preventative medicine program.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of research protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Provides technical oversight of NHP animal care technician personnel to assure SOP training, safety, and facility regulatory compliance.
  • Provides training and instruction on techniques associated with research NHP use for animal care technicians and the NCTR investigators and research staff.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of the NHP environmental enrichment program.
  • Assist in developing and implementing Training Plan and safety policies.
  • Acts as a coordinator of animal care projects.  Directs project management meetings to ensure protocol requirements are being met by discussing current SOPs, the development of new SOPs, SOP training, any additional training needs encompassing emergency procedures for the treatment of injuries to personnel and animals in the NHP area.  Ensures that all animal care areas represent a well-documented, and consistently implemented training process for all work groups.
  • Assists during experiment start-up meetings between contract personnel and the NCTR Principal Investigators (PIs), Study Directors, Program Directors and other members of the investigator team to improve customer service and increase communication efforts with fellow scientists.
  • Shall have demonstrated ability to interact effectively with PIs, Study Directors and investigator team(s) to achieve goals set forth within approved research protocols involving animal care, developing department master schedules and study-specific schedules, diet, dosing, and standard observational and technical procedures and accurate reporting of such data.
  • Be familiar with active experimental protocols and future studies in the research pipeline to aide NCTR and Priority One Services, Inc. with assuring PI and Study Director experimental parameters are met.

All interested applicants can apply at our website www.PriorityOneServices.com or send their CV or resume to  recruiter@priorityoneservices.com or fax 703-971-5440


Sr. Principal Scientist, Comparative Medicine Global Science and Technology
Pfizer, Cambridge, MA; Andover, MA

To Apply: Please visit: www.PfizerCareers.com and search by Job ID: 1044969

About Pfizer

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

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

Role Description

We are seeking a highly motivated scientist for a primarily research position in an established Pfizer Comparative Medicine Global Science & Technology group. The ideal candidate will have a PhD, and/or DVM/VMD degree(s), research experience in basic science or drug discovery, and, if relevant, clinical expertise with most common laboratory animal species. The principal responsibility of the position is to develop and implement animal models and in vivo technologies that advance Pfizer Neuroscience and Cardiovascular and Metabolic disease therapeutic programs. The role involves working in a highly interactive and collaborative environment and includes participation in Comparative Medicine global and site based initiatives.

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D in a related field required; DVM, VMD, or MD preferred
  • ACLAM or equivalent appropriate certification

Work Experience:

  • Experience working with non-human primates in the neuroscience field.
  • Reputation for technical expertise and advancing technology within and outside the organization.
  • Experience working with post-doctoral students and proven track record mentoring.
  • Demonstrated leadership in strategic decisions that span departments and lines, and in representing Comparative Medicine to investigative partners.
  • Experience with interdisciplinary team success, and in mentoring and directing personnel.
  • Has authored manuscripts and reports, and made internal and external presentations.
  • In general, a colleague at this level will have a minimum 7-10 years.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Work with nonhuman primates and rodents and familiarity with animal studies and protocols.

Work in the vivarium may require prolonged standing, light lifting, bending, walking, and coordination. Ability to perform complex data analysis and use of advanced and common laboratory instrumentation.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

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, Public Health Service Policy and/or AAALAC accreditation standards.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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


Director, Science and Strategy
Pfizer, Groton, CT; Cambridge, MA; Andover, MA

To Apply: Please visit www.pfizercareers.com and search by Job ID: 1044867

About Pfizer

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

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

The Comparative Medicine (CM) Director of Science and Strategy will assure an overarching cross-site Comparative Medicine Global Science and Technology strategy (GST) that drives high quality science across all Pfizer sites to advance the Pfizer portfolio. This role will partner with CM, Research Unit (RU), and Partner Line (PL) scientists across Worldwide Research & Development to make decisions for CM investments in animal models and technologies both within and outside of Pfizer.

This role will work closely with the CM Vice President (VP) and CM Executive Team (ET) to execute and evolve the 2 and 5 year CM Strategic Plans, and will work with the VP, ET, and Senior Research Fellow in Global Science and Technology to assure delivery of scientific value and Comparative Medicine strategy and to inform/evolve years 3 – 5 of the science for the CM strategy. The role will include leading a team of scientists and post-docs in a portfolio driven discipline. The role will report into the Senior Research Fellow but have matrixed responsibilities to the VP and ET.

Responsibilities

  • Achieve comprehensive understanding of the Global Science and Technology group's capabilities and projects across all of the sites.
  • Champion CM's expertise in animal models and translational science across RUs and PLs to drive quality decisions and the acceleration of differentiated medicines and vaccines
  • Lead a team of CM scientists and post-docs in a portfolio-driven discipline.
  • Provide budget oversight, scientific expertise, CM alignment and prioritization with RU/PL research plans and needs, and support for the GST scientists matrixed across all sites.
  • Responsible to drive efforts to build out and evolve the CM strategy and strategic frameworks for the 2 and 5 year plans in collaboration with key stakeholders across WRD
  • Partner with CM ET to assure the 2 year strategy is met in order to help the CM VP and Executive Team make decisions on investments in animal models and technologies.
  • Facilitate data presentations and data tracking on the strategic plan to the Executive Team
  • Help the VP in strategic and planning efforts for integrations related to future M&As
  • Partner with key stakeholders on WRD innovation initiatives
  • Provide CM leadership for large scale technology investments
  • Responsible for implementation and success of post-doc and externship programs

Qualifications

Educational Background:

  • Advanced degree and technical knowledge in drug discovery relevant topic – D.V.M., M.D., Pharm.D., or Ph.D. in life sciences required
  • Demonstrated business experience in a variety of business models or frameworks or a MBA is preferred

Work Experience:

  • 10 years' experience in research setting with proven track record of relevant scientific publications
  • Scientific leader with history in managing a productive animal-based research laboratory including post-doctoral students
  • Understanding of pharma R&D strategy, processes and operations, with proven track record of successful strategy development and implementation
  • Strategic thinker; strong analytical and problem solving skills and business acumen
  • Ability to lead complex matrixed teams and experience in working with/presenting to senior leadership
  • Well organized, creative, independent, self-motivated individual with exceptional presentation, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to lead/motivate others to maintain a high and consistent level of excellence in strategy development, project management and outcomes

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

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

Equal Employment Opportunity                      

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


Program Director/Manager
Abbvie Bioresources Center, Worcester, MA

Posted 20 December 2016

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott. AbbVie combines the focus and passion of a leading-edge biotech with the expertise and capabilities of a long-established pharmaceutical leader to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases.

The Abbvie Bioresources group, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, is charged with maintaining the animal colony and vivarium at the AbbVie Bioresearch Center. The main objectives of this position are to ensure that the vivarium is in compliance with all regulatory requirements for maintaining and using animals in laboratory research, to ensure that the vivarium meets the needs of scientific groups conducting research with animals (e.g.pharmacology, toxicology/pathology, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics), and to provide for industry leading animal care, welfare, and ethical conduct.

The position will also serve as the senior interface between Bioresources and ABC's scientific community. This interface will ensure that animal use and related costs are judicious, that adequate training is available to scientists working with animals, that animal use protocols for routine screening and exploration are appropriate. The candidate will also be responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

The position will lead the Bioresources staff, manage the Bioresources budget and act as the Site Veterinarian on matters relating to colony health and animal use.

This position is responsible for all facets of animal use at ABC; therefore, it is a pivotal position with respect to the ability of AbbVie to conduct animal research. The performance of the position will directly impact AbbVie's regulatory standing (USDA), accreditation (AAALAC), and pipeline. The candidate will be expected to represent AbbVie in key external organizations (e.g. AAALAC) and interact with and manage facility inspections conducted by USDA and AAALAC personnel.

Basic Qualifications:

  • DVM +/- advanced degree in applicable sciences with board certification in ACLAM and at least 10 years’ experience in managing a vivarium facility and staff.
  • Candidate must possess an excellent understanding of regulatory aspects of animal facility management, including compliance with USDA regulations.
  • These requirements will ensure that only individuals with appropriate experience can be considered for the position.
  • Problem solving skills are essential for this position and will be necessary on three levels, including: the physical plant, the animal colony, and interfacing with Bioresources customers.

Please contact Donovan Wagner – Donovan.wagner@abbvie.com) for additional information or go the the Abbvie website to apply.  


Staff Veterinarian
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Posted 12 December 2016

Department

Laboratory Animal Resources - 51713  

Position Summary
Under the supervision of the Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) Director/University Attending Veterinarian, the Staff Veterinarian will provide veterinary services and management of all phases of healthcare for University animals. The staff veterinarian must have the highest standards of professional integrity and comply with all University policies and procedures, federal, state, and local regulations. This position offers professional development opportunities to attend selected regional and national meetings on laboratory animal science and medicine.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Primary responsibility for clinical veterinary care of all laboratory animals, including aquatic species, rodents, and non-human primates
  • Provide veterinary oversight for clinical care programs under the direction of the Attending Veterinarian, including regular consultation with researchers and their staff
  • Shared on-call responsibility during evenings and weekends (approximately 60% of on call)
  • Attend, perform, and advise on surgery, surgical techniques, and anesthesia
  • Perform veterinary review and consultation with investigators for all IACUC protocols
  • Develop and deliver training for LAR staff, PI's, research staff, and members of IACUC
  • Supervise veterinary technicians and transgenic breeding technician responsible for providing clinical and technical services
  • Write, review and update veterinary and compliance policies, guidelines, and SOP's as required
  • Oversee quality assurance and disease surveillance programs
  • Serve as the designee of the Attending Veterinarian as requested
  • Represent the University as appropriate at internal/external meetings and venues
  • Assist with special projects and duties as necessary

The position requires that the individual is willing and able to work with all species of laboratory animals, BSL-1 or BSL-2 level infectious agents, hazardous chemicals and radiation and use all appropriate safety measures in working with those agents. The staff veterinarian must be licensed to practice in at least one state. The position also requires that an individual is able to lift 50lb.  

Essential Qualifications

  • Candidate must have a Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) and be licensed to practice in at least one state (preferably New Jersey) and be willing to obtain a license and USDA accreditation in New Jersey.
  • Candidate must be knowledgeable of all applicable state, federal and local laws that regulate animal use in research.
  • Candidate must have a minimum of 3+ years' experience working in laboratory animal medicine.
  • Competence in operating software programs: word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, problem solving, and analytical skills are required.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and negotiation acumen are key traits necessary to the position. Candidate must be a skilled communicator with ability to collaborate, supervise and motivate under stressful conditions.
  • Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
  • The final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Board certified or actively working towards board certification
  • Two or more years of supervisory experience
  • Experience with electronic protocol management systems (Topaz/Granite) and electronic medical records  

Directory Title: Staff Veterinarian 
Job Function: Administrative or Professional 
Grade: ADM 080 
Standard Hours: Not Applicable 
Full-time/Part-time: Full Time 
Eligible for Overtime: No  
Benefits Eligible: Yes  
Union Code: Not Applicable  
Education Required: Doctorate Degree  
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.

EEO Statement

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

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Associate Veterinary Director
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Posted 5 December 2016

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Center of Comparative Medicine (CCM) is hiring a new Associate Veterinary Director position to serve a large animal care program located in the Longwood medical area. The BWH Associate Veterinary Director reports to the Attending Veterinarian/Director and manages day to day operations of the veterinary program and supports the Director in oversight of the animal care program. In addition to supervisory and management responsibilities, the Associate Veterinary Director serves as clinical veterinarian for a variety laboratory animals (predominantly rodent) providing veterinary medical diagnostic, and treatment services within the facilities and supports the IACUC by performing submission veterinary review and post approval monitoring. The Associate Director is expected to rotate veterinary on-call as scheduled during assigned weekends and holidays to assist with any animal health related needs.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Indicate key areas of responsibility, major job duties, special projects and key objectives for this position.  These items should be evaluated throughout the year and included in the written annual evaluation.

  1. Assist Director to develop a new animal care and research program that serves a large translational hospital base.
  2. Directly manage contract veterinary staff in conjunction with contract project manager.
  3. Manage veterinary services such as investigator training program, health surveillance program, and research special requests.
  4. Assist Director to achieve and maintain AAALAC-I accreditation.
  5. Develop research services as requested by customer base.
  6. Organize journal club, clinical meetings, and foster career development of veterinary and animal care staff.
  7. Ensure that all animals are used and cared for appropriately according to approved protocols through Post Approval Monitoring (PAM) procedures.
  8. Organize and provide technical training for veterinary staff and investigators according to SOPs and animal use protocols.
  9. Review and advise on protocol submission content and consistency with species specific veterinary medical care and use standards and institutional guidelines and policies.
  10. Ensure proper use of anesthetics, analgesics, tranquilizers, and methods of euthanasia.
  11. Conduct organized trainings on aspects of aseptic technique, surgery, common laboratory animal procedures, medical record documentation, and animal handling/restraint.
  12. Assure clear and organized records for animal clinical cases are maintained until cases are resolved.
  13. Support domestic and international imports/exports for animals and animal products including certificates of veterinary inspection.
  14. Develop and manage a preventative care program for large animal species and perform clinical health exams and quarantine procedures for large and small animal species as required.
  15. Provide veterinary medical diagnostic, surgical, and/or treatment services within the animal facilities.
  16. Mentor veterinary technicians, veterinarians, and rotating students in the field of laboratory animal medicine.
  17. Participate on a rotational basis in the weekend and holiday veterinary coverage roster.
  18. Directly support animal research studies of significant size, scope, and complexity of institutional research programs by conducting pre-study meetings and training veterinary staff as studies require.
  19. Maintain and perform QA on controlled substances
  20. Understand the current institutional SOP’s, guidelines, and policies and assist in developing and review of the documents relative to programmatic operations.
  21. Assist in the development of an infectious agent outbreak disaster plan and implement the plan as needed.
  22. Under supervision of the Director, assist with the initiation, coordination, and performance of hypothesis-driven studies aimed at forming performance standards at the facility including scientific writing of manuscripts for publication.
  23. Other responsibilities related to management of the CCM program, as needed, as assigned by the Director.

QUALIFICATIONS: (MUST be realistic, neither overstated nor understated, and related to the essential functions of the job.)

  1. Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.)
  2. Minimum of 5 years related experience in research/lab animal environment, including  supervisory experience in a large, multi-species animal program
  3. Ability to obtain licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Massachusetts
  4. USDA APHIS Category 1 or 2 certification
  5. ACLAM board certification required
  6. Completion of a residency program in laboratory animal medicine is preferred and may be substituted for equivalent experience

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: (MUST be realistic, neither overstated nor understated, and related to the essential functions of the job.)

  1. Strong customer service skills. Enjoys working with similarly dedicated people in a team within a high-energy, fast-paced and diverse research environment.
  2. Strong knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies that govern animal research, and current practice standards in laboratory animal medicine and management.
  3. Broad knowledge of laboratory animal health/medicine, diagnostics, pathology, veterinary treatments, surgical procedures and clinical care of a large variety of research animal species.
  4. Management skills appropriate for overseeing 5-10 employees
  5. Ability to develop, implement and manage large, complex projects
  6. Strategic planning
  7. Must be able to work with common laboratory animals, animal waste products, chemical, radiological, and biological hazards and don appropriate PPE (dust mask, N95/PAPR).

Interested applicants are encouraged to online using job ID 3029817 at http://www.brighamandwomens.org/About_BWH/Careers/external-candidate-job-listings.aspx


Comparative Medicine Staff Veterinarian (#529)
National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, Fort Detrick, MD

Posted 5 December 2016

BACKGROUND:

The National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center managed and operated by the Battelle National Biodefense Institute (BNBI) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Provides state of the art laboratory animal medicine and animal model development capabilities for NBACC animal-based research. Maintains a consistently high level of quality in the care and use of animals in research and teaching and fosters a culture of compassion and respect for all research animals, which includes a wide range of both large and small animal species used as models for human disease. Ensures compliance with AAALAC International, Animal Welfare Act regulations, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assurance, DHS Management Directives and all other applicable laws, regulations and guidelines. 

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine or graduate of an ACLAM approved residency program, holding a DVM or equivalent degree from a US AVMA-certified veterinary school with a current license to practice veterinary medicine in one of the 50 US states, and a minimum of three years of experience in laboratory animal based research. Experience working in high-level biocontainment facilities (ABSL-3/4) highly desirable. 
  • Ability to demonstrate success in technical proficiency, scientific creativity and accountability, while collaborating with others using independent thought. 
  • Proficiency and clarity of oral and written communications are essential. 
  • Exemplary organizational skills with a proven track record of working effectively both independently and as a team player. 
  • Knowledge or experience with biocontainment facilities and procedures, laboratory safety, biosurety, and decontamination desirable. 
  • Knowledge or experience with Quality Assurance (QA) programs such as ISO 9001 or ISO 17025 and/or Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)/Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) desirable. 
  • Must be a citizen of the United States, able to obtain an interim secret clearance leading to a top secret clearance, suitability for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a favorable adjudication of the Department of Justice (DoJ) for select agent access, and enrollment in the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP). Current clearance(s) desirable. 
  • Participation in the Immunization Program through Corporate Occupational Health Solutions, LLC (CorpOHS) is required. 
  • May be required to participate in NBACC’s alternative work and/or on-call schedule, dependent upon business needs. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides clinical care to research animals and assists the Manager of the Comparative Medicine group with daily direction and strategic development of the group. Participation in emergency on-call schedule and after-hours veterinary care rotation required. 
  • Requires routine entry into both conventional and biocontainment animal holding and research areas up to animal biosafety level 4 (ABSL1-4). 
  • Ensures compliance with guidelines of AAALAC International, DHS Assurance, DHS Management Directives and all applicable regulations regarding animal care and use, and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations as required. 
  • Maintains meticulous administrative and medical records and clearly presents study outcomes in both written and oral formats; and establishes and maintains a high-level training and competency determination program for animal care and research staff. 
  • Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with scientists and other research and support staff; advises investigators on the selection of appropriate animal models and the development and budgeting for research projects and protocols involving animals. 
  • Maintains expertise in the field and evaluates and proposes new methodologies for improvement in animal biocontainment practices to enhance animal welfare and personal safety. 
  • Provides direct support to research projects through the performance of IACUC approved procedures and supervision of veterinary technical support for animal research conducted at all levels of biocontainment. 
  • Responsible for all Comparative Medicine research support and animal care activities, including developing standard operating procedures and the development and implementation of training programs for Comparative Medicine and research staff. 
  • Works on extremely complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible variables. 
  • Exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results, with demonstrated success in leading multiple scientific teams. 
  • Ability to act independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments, while overseeing and managing the scientific or administrative activities of lower level personnel. 
  • Works as a strategic leader within the organization, with significant personnel, project, and budget management responsibilities across multiple projects. 
  • Expert knowledge of scientific principles and concepts, with a reputation as an emerging leader in the field, with sustained performance and accomplishment recognized internally and externally through publications, sponsor feedback, and peer input. 
  • Maintains a safe work environment by participating in specialized training and review of safety manuals and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Identifies departures from the Quality Management System (QMS) and initiates actions to investigate and prevent such occurrences. 
  • Maintains and evaluates records of analysis and reviews laboratory results, plans and reports. 
  • Ensures that equipment, reagents and supplies are maintained and used properly.
  • Directs, prioritizes, schedules and provides technical expertise to staff to conduct work. 
  • Maintains appropriate records.
  • Performs other assigned duties.

BNBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please apply to url: https://home.eease.com/recruit2/?id=15395661&t=1


Head of Veterinary Services
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ

Posted 5 December 2016

As the Head of Veterinary Sciences you will experience a culture that believes in making the animal care and use program a model for industry.  

Provide strategic leadership and direction for all Veterinary Sciences sites. Plans, implements, and harmonizes all laboratory animal care and use programs to facilitate animal research while complying with all applicable standards and regulations. Represent BMS interests on several Boards, external committees and consortiums.

We are specifically targeting individuals with previous experience leading a diverse veterinary care program. Responsibilities include:  

  • Leading the strategy for the Veterinary Sciences organization, providing veterinary care, animal care and in vivo research support for discovery and development across multiple sites within BMS;
  • Provide oversight of entire department operations, staff, budget and facilities;
  • Ensure that Bristol-Myers Squibb upholds the highest standards of care for our animals;
  • Continuously evolve our programs around the Culture of Care for our staff and our animals;
  • Assure that we are in compliance with policies, procedures, laws and regulations, with emphasis on the Animal Welfare Act, GLPs, and AAALAC Accreditation;
  • Develop overarching goals and objectives that align with the Discovery organization efforts, and managing performance against those expectations;
  • Provide resources and opportunities for staff training and development that align with veterinary care, technical skills and research support;
  • Represent BMS as the USDA Institutional Official, and in this role, assure that that administrative, management and leadership are in place for a multi-site, international Veterinary Sciences organization.
  • Approximately 9 Direct Reports, a mix of Site Leaders, Veterinary Scientists, Managers  the Animal Welfare Assurance section and contingent work staff across multiple sites

Indirect reports across multiple sites
Key business partners: Discovery Senior Leadership Team,  Therapeutic Area heads and Functional area heads in and outside Discovery, Global Procurement, Legal, Security, Public Affairs, Facilities Maintenance

Qualifications

  • Requires a DVM, license to practice veterinary medicine in the US, and Board Certification with the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience leading vivarium operations.  At least 5 of these years must include department or organizational leadership experience, e.g., Director or Senior Director role
  • Advanced understanding of USDA regulations, The Guide and the AAALAC accreditation process, with proven ability to successfully apply those standards for multiple species
  • Recognized as an expert in the laboratory animal medicine, as evidence by appointments on external biomedical research organizations such as NABR, FBR, NJABR, AMP, IQ3Rs, and through interactions with the USDA and AAALAC. 

Ideal Candidates Would Also Have:

  • Experience implementing complex budgets
  • Appointments on external biomedical research advocacy organizations
  • Multi-site management of programs and standards

Other Qualifications:  

  • Experience with large and small animals used in biomedical research
  • International experience with animal care and use standards

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

Please Visit BMS Careers Site to Apply: http://jobs.bms.com/jobs/1604721