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

3/25/20

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

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

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

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

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. A full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave, and savings plan (401(k) equivalent).  Appointments for this position are made as Staff Scientist and are open to all sources. The duty stations for this position are Bethesda and Poolesville, Maryland.  Applications must be received by April 27, 2020.

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

DHHS/NIH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Clinical Veterinarian, Emory University School of Medicine

3/23/20

The Emory University School of Medicine has a July 1, 2020 opening for a veterinarian to join a well-established, AAALAC-accredited program.  Responsibilities involve the comprehensive practice of laboratory animal medicine, anesthesia and surgery support services for surgical models and clinical care of large animals, rodents, and non-traditional species. The position will include research support, IACUC participation, and didactic and clinical training of laboratory animal veterinary residents. 

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

The requisition for the Assistant Staff Vet Scientist is now open and applicants are invited to apply at the following URL no later than March 27, 2020.

https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/51238/job?iis=Email+a+Friend&iiese=Bj8W0d7dhwydL95MqXd7hQ%252F4etc598hbYau21Xg%252B2PrtKKRlWfGAPJO4%252BL1DrG5j&iiesn=5KogK7xKzcRE6HhjO3zyJgtpVgZzvFCzAaUODpmGr1WEuIq1RSseZaukcyHcYGRy

To confirm interest and with any questions contact Vanessa Lee, DVM, DACLAM, Division of Animal Resources, 615 Michael Street, Suite G02, Atlanta, GA 30322; vlester@emory.edu.


Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

3/23/20

The Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute currently has an outstanding and challenging opportunity for a Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian to develop a career in an internationally-recognized research institute. The successful applicant will join two laboratory animal veterinarians and over 50 management and support staff providing care in an AAALAC-accredited program for rodents, rabbits, pigs, ruminants, zebrafish, and nonhuman primates in over 50,000 sq. ft. of laboratory animal facilities.

Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of the Clinical Veterinarian will include delivery of high quality veterinary medical and surgical support for all laboratory animal species including performing clinical examinations, undertaking gross necropsies, providing consultative support for research personnel and the IACUC regarding laboratory animal models, and participating in IACUC activities. The Clinical Veterinarian will oversee the large animal surgery facility and critical care unit operations, and will assist with efforts to ensure compliance with federal regulatory agencies and accrediting organizations including development of AAALAC program description documents, SOPs and guidelines, and educational materials for animal care and research personnel. The Clinical Veterinarian will assist with preventive medicine programs, provide training to facility technicians and research personnel, and share after-hours and holiday emergency on-call services with other veterinary staff on a rotating basis.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM or VMD) obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education, hold a veterinary license to practice in at least one state in the US and be eligible for an Ohio veterinary license, and have US citizenship or permanent resident status. Applicants must have advanced training beyond the veterinary degree as demonstrated by successful completion (or scheduled completion by 7/1/2020) of a laboratory animal residency training program recognized by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine or at least two years of experience practicing laboratory animal medicine. Board certification or eligibility in Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is preferred. Applicants must have excellent communication skills and problem-solving abilities. Experience and interest in experimental surgery and anesthesia are desired.

To Apply: Candidates should submit a CV, three references, and a letter summarizing experience via e-mail to Richard Morton, PhD. c/o Rachel Kinker, kinkerr@ccf.org.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.


Associate Director, Clinical Veterinarian, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

3/23/20

To apply please visit:

http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/508980/

About this Role:

The Associate Director, Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for providing veterinary clinical care and research support for animal research/teaching activities in KSU animal research facilities as assigned.  Assists the Comparative Medicine Group (CMG) Director in working with the University Research Compliance Officer (URCO) on research compliance matters dealing with the Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). Serves as a voting member of the IACUC and IBC committees. Works closely with Animal Facility Manager(s) to oversee/plan/coordinate/carryout daily operations as required. Provides training to research personnel on animal handling, experimental animal techniques/procedures, and animal biosafety level (e.g., ABSL-1, ABSL-2, & ABSL-3) practices and procedures as required. Assists the CMG Director in ensuring that all veterinary clinical standards of care, laws, regulations, and guidelines related to animal care and use and biosafety/biosecurity are met.

Why Join Us:

The Comparative Medicine Group's (CMG) mission is to provide animal husbandry and veterinary services for animals used in KSU’s research, teaching, and testing programs in accordance with (IAW) applicable laws, regulations, standards, guidelines, and university policy governing the care and use of laboratory animals at academic/research institutions.

This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off- vacation, sick and holidays.  To learn more visit: www.k-state.edu/HCS/Benefits

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • DVM from an AVMA accredited College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a laboratory animal veterinarian.
  • Experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with animals in ABSL-2 and ABSL-3Ag biocontainment facilities using applicable biosafety practices/procedures.
  • Knowledge of AAALAC accreditation requirements
  • Working knowledge of Windows-based computer software (e.g.¸ MS Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Active/current state veterinary license
  • AVMA Board Certified Laboratory Animal Veterinarian (Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must pass a KSU pre-employment background check
  • Must pass a National Select Agent security risk assessment and/or U.S. Government security clearance is also required for the employee to work at the BRI with select agents

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter
    Resume
    Three professional references with contact information

Please submit these documents to http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/508980/.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


Clinical Veterinarian, University of California, San Francisco, CA                      

3/11/20

To apply go to:

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=6495&siteid=5226&jobid=3028770#jobDetails=3028770_5226

Job# 54923BR

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

Participates in the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) processes and oversight functions. Performs on-call, after hours veterinary coverage.

The job will involve the ability to use of personal protective clothing to prevent injuries and exposure to potentially hazardous agents.

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

ABOUT UCSF
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree (D.V.M. / V.M.D.) from veterinary school that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Associate, or equivalent degree
  • Veterinarian License
  • Must obtain and maintain USDA accredited veterinarian status within six months of hire
  • CA driver’s license is required when driving UC vehicle
  • Computer skills at basic level
  • Knowledge of laboratory animal medicine and surgery of common research animal species, aquatics and nonhuman primates (NHP)
  • Veterinary diagnostic abilities and knowledge
  • Veterinary basic surgical skills & abilities, including post—operative care, recovery and treatment management
  • Well-developed written & oral communication abilities
  • Must participate in the UCSF occupational health program, medical health screenings, zoonotic screenings, and similar. Must understand and accept that the position has the risk for exposure to zoonotic agents as well as other hazardous agents or chemicals
  • Weekend, holiday and after hours veterinarian emergency coverage is required and scheduled

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree beyond DVM
  • Residency training in Lab Animal Veterinary Training Program
  • IACUC, Biosafety, similar committee membership
  • One or more years’ Private Practice Veterinarian
  • One or more years of related work experience
  • Eligible to sit for ACLAM Board Examination
  • Aquatics experience and interest
  • Research Lab experience
  • IACUC experience
  • Supervision of various staff in lab animal departments\
  • Independent Research
  • Basic knowledge of federal rules and regulations, Animal Welfare Act (AWA), Public Health Service (PHS) and Association for Assessment of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) international guidelines
  • Veterinary basic anesthesia knowledge & abilities

License/Certification

  • Veterinarian License
  • Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of California
  • Those without California veterinary license must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in any state in the USA and must obtain California veterinary license within 12 months of appointment
  • Until a California license is obtained, the Veterinarian cannot sign off on HEALTH CERTIFICATES or similar documents that require a California License
  • California veterinarian license must be maintained at all times; failure to do so will result in immediate termination from position
  • Must obtain and maintain USDA accredited veterinarian status within six months of hire
  • CA driver’s license is required when driving UC vehicle

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


Staff Veterinarian, IIT Research Institute, Chicago, IL                                        

3/5/20

IIT Research Institute (IITRI) is a Chicago-based research and development organization focused on biomedical research: www.iitri.org

IITRI is seeking an experienced Laboratory Animal Veterinarian to support our research programs in preclinical toxicology, cancer drug development, infectious disease, and biodefense.

The successful candidate will assume overall responsibility for our laboratory animal medicine program, including vivarium operations, provision of veterinary medical care, and management of animal care staff. The Veterinarian will ensure compliance with USDA and NIH animal welfare regulations, and will lead efforts to maintain AAALAC accreditation. Depending on interest, the Veterinarian may also serve as a Study Director on preclinical toxicology studies.

Candidates must hold a D.V.M. degree from an accredited school of veterinary medicine and an active veterinary license (preferably from the State of Illinois). Completion of a residency in laboratory animal medicine and board certification (Diplomate, ACLAM) are strongly preferred. Surgical skills are also highly desirable, and experience in clinical and anatomic pathology is a plus.

IITRI offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at www.iitri.org and include salary requirements.

For consideration please send your resume and address the following questions to ppaas@iitri.org:

  • Have you completed a Residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine?
  • How many years of Laboratory Animal Veterinary experience do you have?
  • Have you managed a team? How large and what were their roles?
  • How many years of Animal Surgery experience do you have?
  • How many years of Clinical and Anatomic Pathology experience do you have?
  • Are you able to work in Chicago, IL? (this where the position resides)

IITRI is an equal opportunity employer.


Research Clinical Veterinarian/Senior Research Clinical Veterinarian, NEIDL, BUMC, Animal Science Center, Boston, MA                                         

3/3/20

The Research Clinical Veterinarian/Senior Research Clinical Veterinarian role is integral to supporting the mission of Animal Science Center (ASC) at Boston University. The Veterinarian has an essential role in the broader Laboratory Animal Science Center mission but more specifically is a dedicated resource responsible for the coordinated development and operations in support of a vibrant research community dedicated to emerging infectious disease research in the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) at Boston University, which is predominantly carried out at aABSL-2, ABSL-3 and ABSL-4 levels. The incumbent at the senior level will be responsible for supervision and management of staff involved in daily care and clinical oversight/support for research animals, disease diagnosis and experimentation in ABSL-2/3/4 research areas at NEIDL. The individual will advise IACUC in ensuring that research activities are in compliance with federal, state and local regulatory policies that are relevant to animal care and welfare. This position reports to the Attending Veterinarian and Director of the Laboratory Animal Science Center (ASC). The individual is expected to provide week-end on-call veterinary clinical coverage to the research animals.

Required qualifications and skills

  • Veterinary degree (DVM/VMD) from an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine or ECFVG (Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates) certification with post-graduate work experience at a ACLAM-recognized laboratory animal medicine training program or equivalent
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine within the US
  • Must be ACLAM Diplomate (senior level) or be ACLAM board-eligible
  • Require knowledge and hands-on experience (2+ years) in animal models of infectious diseases at ABSL-3 and/or -4 levels (senior level)
  • Preference will be given to those experienced in animal handling, dosing, sampling and capturing physiological/clinical pathology data measurements and in necropsy of research animals in a bio-containment facility.
  • Lab animal surgical expertise and research study execution skills are highly desirable.
  • Require multi-tasking and ability to work synergistically with other key stakeholders including EHS, Facilities, ROHP, Security and Investigators etc.,
  • Must meet requirements and qualifications to assume delegated program responsibility in NEIDL
  • Must meet requirements and qualifications for the Personnel Suitability and Reliability Program including DOJ/FBI background checks and SRA clearance in order to handle select agents and work in the biocontainment environment.
  • Must be willing to participate in a medical health surveillance program and be able to wear a protective level A suit
  • Manage duties outside of NEIDL biocontainment as assigned such as weekend duty rotation. Participate in ASC managerial and strategic initiatives as led by ASC Director.

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

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

When applicable, individuals will be required to maintain all applicable clearances and licenses and to disclose any changes in circumstances that could compromise access to the facility. Continued employment/ affiliation is contingent upon strict adherence, at all times, to all applicable safety and security rules, procedures, and protocols, as well as required training regimens.

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

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Use the following link to review additional information about this position or to apply:

https://bu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=305202&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=1017554&company_id=15509&version=1&byBusinessUnit=NULL&bycountry=0&bystate=0&byRegion=&bylocation=&keywords=DVM&byCat=&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=yes&city=


Senior Clinical Veterinarian or Clinical Veterinarian, The University of Alabama at Birmingham Animal Resources Program                                                            

2/26/20

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

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

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

Click the link to access the job posting. https://uab.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobsearch.ftl

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


Attending Veterinarian and Director, Office of Lab Animal Resources, West Virginia University Health Science Center,Morgantown, WV                                                                    

2/14/20

West Virginia University, an AAALAC accredited institution, invites applications for the position of Attending Veterinarian and Director of the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources (OLAR). This position reports to the Institutional Official (as AV) and the Senior Associate Vice President for Research at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (as Director). The position has primary responsibilities for veterinary care of our research and teaching animals, for helping investigators conduct animal research that is humane and complies with institutional and governmental standards, and for managing our overall program of animal care and use. The program currently encompasses activities described in approximately 200 protocols by 100 principal investigators, involving rodents, rabbits, birds, aquatics, amphibians, and sheep for biomedical research and teaching housed in 46,000 square feet of recently built or renovated facilities, and various species for agricultural research and teaching on university farms. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

 In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:

  • Actively assists researchers and teachers who use animals in their work by ensuring that their needs for clinical and surgical support are met, by providing training programs and advice on matters related to animal health and well-being, and by providing technical support
  • Serves as a member of the IACUC in the review and approval of animal use protocols to facilitate research and teaching activities and compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulations, and also provides veterinary advice to the IACUC Advises the Senior Associate Vice President and Institutional Official regarding current standards of animal care and use, including standards promulgated by NIH/OLAW and AAALAC.
  • Directs the OLAR, with responsibility for training and managing the skilled veterinary technical staff and fostering their professional development, for managing the office staff, and for budgeting and planning.
  • Directs, and develops as needed, the university-wide program of veterinary care and preventive medicine. Assume a leadership role in efforts to ensure that facilities with current AAALAC accreditation maintain that status and additional facilities obtain accreditation.

The AV-Director must have a DVM or VMD degree from an accredited veterinary program and be a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Four (4) years of experience involving: Skills, knowledge, and ability in general laboratory animal techniques; clinical, surgical, and anesthesia techniques; and diagnostic procedures related to the detection and treatment of disease in laboratory animals in a university environment. Comprehensive understanding of animal welfare laws and regulations, and of professional standards of animal care and use. Strong interpersonal skills to interact in a constructive and collegial way with university researchers and teachers. Ability to communicate with, organize, plan, supervise, and advise a wide variety of university personnel.

Applicants should apply at: https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/staff/jobdetail.ftl?job=14148&tz=GMT-5%3A00&tzname   with a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Applications will be processed until the position is filled. The position is available to start as soon as possible, but the actual start date is negotiable.

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


Clinical Veterinarian (C129000), University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

2/14/20

This position provides veterinary care in accordance with regulatory and accreditation requirements and available professional standards to oversee and implement the University of Illinois at Chicago Animal Care Program. Responsible for staff training, regulatory compliance, veterinary care, animal welfare and research support.

  • Ensure adequate veterinary care by developing and supervising programs in preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic medicine; includes examining animals, diagnosing and prescribing appropriate therapy, medical treatments or special conditioning requirements, and assessing colony health status.
  • Review and update established policies and procedures; develop and evaluate new policies and procedures to improve operational standards and efficiency.
  • Develop and monitor programs for the appropriate pre and postoperative care, appropriate use of anesthetics and tranquilizers, and consulting with investigative staff and supervising staff usage.
  • Perform post approval monitoring of surgery areas outside the core animal facilities.
  • Develop and monitor programs to ensure use of appropriate euthanasia techniques including review of techniques in use, advising investigators on appropriate and/or alternative techniques and inspecting laboratories to ensure compliance with Animal Care Committee Policies and Guidelines.
  • Perform regular inspections of service areas in conjunction with the supervisory staff to ensure compliance with BRL husbandry standards, the Guide and the Animal Welfare Act.
  • Support administrative functions of the Animal Care Committee by reviewing assigned protocols for animal use; providing expert advice to subcommittees, and evaluating policies, guidelines and programs.
  • Provide veterinary and administrative support for projects involving chemical, radiologic and biologic hazards, including BSL 2 and 3 agents.
  • Collaborate with the supervisory staff to review performance of animal care staff assigned to various facility areas.
  • Perform academic duties and functions in support of the educational function of BRL, the UIC Animal Care Program, the UIC Graduate School and the advancement of knowledge in laboratory animal medical and science
  • Participate in the postdoctoral training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine by serving as a veterinary mentor, presenting lectures, seminars and ground rounds, supervising the clinical rotational assignments of trainees and serving on research advisory committee as appropriate.
  • Participate in technician training and continuing education programs by developing, reviewing updating and presenting materials in the training program. Collaborate to update and present in-service training and reinforce policies and procedures of animal husbandry program.
  • Evaluate environmental controls, husbandry practices, and enrichment of animals in respective service areas.
  • Develop, review, update and present teaching materials for graduate courses offered by the BRL.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine.
  • Successful completion of an ACLAM recognized training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience of Laboratory Animal Medicine (may include experience during training).
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the US (state of Illinois license required within one year of employment). USDA Accreditation at the time of application.
  • Must be service oriented and have the ability to work independently.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal, mentoring and teaching.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, current resume and three references with your online application at:

https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=129000&job=clinical-veterinarian-biologic-resources-laboratory

Closing Date: April 6, 2020.

Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Illinois is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a community of excellence, equity and diversity. The System Offices welcome applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual minority groups and other candidates who will lead and contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


Clinical Veterinarian (part-time), Washington National Primate Research Center, University of Washington,Seattle, WA

2/10/20

Applicants may apply directly to UW’s website: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=176454&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1

The Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time Veterinarian. 

Under the general direction of the Supervisory Veterinarian, this 50% FTE position provides critical veterinary care of nonhuman primates (NHPs) used for research and breeding at the WaNPRC.  This position will have the primary duties to include but not limited to performance of specialized work related to the health, care, and management of nonhuman primates at the WaNPRC.  This position requires clinical and surgical veterinary skills, the ability to maintain clinical records and databases, computer literacy, strong organizational skills, direct interaction with diverse groups within the WaNPRC, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

This position must:

  • Ensure the optimal veterinary health care of nonhuman Primates (NHPs) at the WaNPRC and ensure the support of breeding programs within the WaNPRC facilities.
  • Ensure the University of Washington is in compliance with federal regulations of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), National Institute of Health (NIH), and with accreditation standards of the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Lab Animal Care (International) (AAALAC);
  • Support the health of WaNPRC breeding colonies.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Veterinary Services (60%)

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

Research Support (20%)

  • Monitor progression of AIDS in lentivirus-infected animals, and take appropriate actions to support animal welfare;
  • Assist investigators with protocol development and study scheduling;
  • Consult with investigators regarding study progression;
  • Train and oversee technical staff performing research procedures and anesthesia;
  • Perform research surgeries and procedures, and develop new techniques

Regulatory Compliance (20%)         

  • Maintain compliance with all USDA, PHS, AAALAC, UW, and WaNPRC policies and procedures.
  • Provide direct monitoring of clinical cases and present verbal and written reports to the University of Washington Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Attending Veterinarian.
  • Provide supervision of veterinary clinical staff members as needed.
  • Provide training to veterinary technicians, husbandry staff, students, residents, and visiting scientists.
  • Assist in management of controlled substance inventory.
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities, including small animal continuing education courses and literature pertaining to nonhuman primates; nonhuman primate related conferences and meetings, specialty practice conferences and inter-department research related lectures and literature. 
  • Provide orientation, training, and refresher training for on-site personnel.
  • Write and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Participate in WaNPRC and UW committees and Primate Center Consortium working groups.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from a College of Veterinary Medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Association or has a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Association’s Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG in progress will be considered), and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state;
  • The ability to obtain a license to practice in the state of Washington.
  • A minimum of two years of clinical and surgical experience with lab animals, or completion of a lab animal residency.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in use of computers including use of word processing, spreadsheets, database software, and internet usage. 
  • Demonstrated capacity to work well independently and in collaboration with a diverse staff. 

DESIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Clinical proficiency with nonhuman primates and a high level of technical skills specific to primates. 
  • Board certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).
  • Clinical surgical and imaging (ultrasound and radiography) experience.
  • Experience with hands-on technical training.
  • Supervisory experience.

Working environmental conditions:

  • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of health assessment at the UW's Employee Health Clinic.  The health assessment may include but is not limited to tuberculosis clearance, measles clearance, serum banking, immunizations, such as tetanus and vaccinia, physical exam and/or review of work health history, x-rays, and/or assessment to wear positive or negative respiratory protective equipment.  These health assessments will be repeated periodically during work assignment.
  • Punctuality, regular and predictable attendance is an essential job function of this position.
  • May be required to work with and take specific precautions, against and/or be immunized against potentially infectious agents. Specific precautions may include wearing respirators and/or protective clothing. Employee is personally responsible for following health & safety and security policies/procedures and staying current on all required training.  Bloodborne pathogen training and compliance with all WaNPRC and UW security policies is also mandatory.  This position involves handling non-human primates and human pathogenic organisms.  The ability to work in an ABSL 2 with 3 practices containment facility is required. 
  • In addition, the employee is required to maintain all necessary licensing credentials as determined by State and Federal Law.

Director, Animal Resources and Attending Veterinarian, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

2/10/20

JOB SUMMARY

The core purpose of the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is to advance Mississippi State University's preeminence in research and spur economic growth. ORED provides services to support research and strategically leads the university's economic development activities. ORED's functions range from supporting the identification of new research funding opportunities and submission of grant proposals to post-award financial management and research regulatory affairs. The office directs research commercialization, including patenting and licensing, and serves as a central point for industry access.

As part of ORED, the Director of Animal Resources and Attending Veterinarian reports directly to the Vice President of Research and Economic Development and will serve as a member of the senior leadership team. The regulated animal care programs include facilities within the main campus in Starkville, and also facilities in Pearl and Stoneville, MS. These facilities house a wide variety of vertebrate species used in biomedical research and instruction.

The position of Animal Resources and Attending Veterinarian director is a 12-month administrative position and a 100% appointment. The incumbent is expected to collaborate with administrators, faculty, staff and students throughout MSU, as well as other universities and State and Federal agencies in Mississippi.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The position is critical to ensuring excellent animal care and welfare in all aspects of the university's programs encompassing two AAALAC accredited units combined into a single accreditation, as well as maintaining the University's USDA certification and OLAW assurance.

The candidate will have a demonstrated experience in:

  • Management of veterinary and animal care and support teams composed of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, an animal facility manager, team leaders and animal support staff.
  • Oversight of veterinary care of a wide range of animal species used in biomedical research across the
  • Directs and oversees training of staff in the care and use of research
  • Provides oversight and direction of activities of veterinary and husbandry management staff and monitors
  • Provides and ensures veterinary support and assistance to investigators in protocol and animal model development, advising them in experimental design regarding animal welfare and adequate veterinary care issues.
  • Serve as the Attending Veterinarian on the Mississippi State University Institutional Animal Care and Use committee (IACUC).
  • Provides strategic input and participates in the ORED leadership team as
  • Oversees and administers the laboratory animal care and use program in accordance with established institutional policies, animal welfare laws, granting agency requirements and standards for accreditation by AAALAC
  • Plans, initiates and coordinates activities within the animal research facilities and between the facilities and other Meets with department heads and management staff as needed.
  • Participates in national and international meetings and serves as a subject matter expert in the field on behalf of the
  • Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and MSU regulations, laws and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modifie
  • Prepares reports concerning the animal care and use program and facilities for the Institutional Official and federal agencies, as required by regulations and accreditation standards, and in cooperation with the Office of Research Compliance (ORC).
  • Participates in compliance assessment and in visits by federal regulatory and accreditation personnel and communicates findings to the Chair of the IACUC, the ORC, and to the Institutional Official.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.

REQUIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Required/Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent and a license to practice in at least one state. If degree is 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.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience in laboratory animal medicine which includes institutional veterinary research (academic, industrial or government), including a minimum of two (2) years of supervisory
  • Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Progressively advanced experience in a diverse AAALAC accredited laboratory animal research program, including biomedical and agricultural
  • Experience with an animal program in a USDA registered facility.
  • Significant experience developing, leading and managing a diverse AAALAC accredited program encompassing agricultural, laboratory, biomedical, companion, fish and wildlife species
  • D. or MS in a field of biomedical research.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Deadlines: Review of applications will begin in late April, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated position start date is July 1, 2020.

Application Instructions: Applicants should apply online at: http://www.hrm.msstate.edu/. An application should contain: 1) a letter of interest for the position, 2) a current resume or curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of leadership and vision of the university’s fundamental biomedical research program, and 4) contact information for three references.

Address inquiries to Search Committee Chair:
Kacey Strickland, Director, Office of Research Compliance
53 Morgan Avenue/Mailstop 9563
Mississippi State, MS 39762
kstrickland@orc.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7474

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


Clinical or Senior Clinical Veterinarian, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

2/10/20

The Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) at Northwestern University seeks a veterinarian for appointment at the Clinical or Senior Clinical Veterinarian level.  The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in large animal clinical medicine, surgery and anesthesia as well as prior experience with non-human primates.  Faculty appointment as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology is also available depending on the qualifications of the applicants. 

Job Summary:

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

Specific Responsibilities:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Please Note:  Although based primarily on the Chicago campus, the position will require some travel between campuses. This is an exempt position requiring occasional availability on weekends and after normal working hours. The position requires shared on-call with the other veterinarians and requires enrollment in the CCM occupational health program.

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

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

To access the job posting and/or apply for the job click on the link below:

Northwestern Job ID: 38303


Clinical Veterinarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2/4/20

Applications:

Applicants may apply directly on UF’s website: https://apply.interfolio.com/73419

Position:

The Department of Animal Care Services (ACS) at the University of Florida, Gainesville, has an opening for the faculty position of Clinical Veterinarian (Clinical Assistant Professor). The successful candidate will join seven other laboratory animal veterinarians and over 125 support staff in a diverse and dynamic, AAALAC-accredited, major research institution which cares for a large variety of animals (dogs, cats, sheep, cattle, horses, mice, rats, rabbits, chickens, reptiles, guinea pigs, pigs, goats, fish, frogs, etc.) housed in over 200,000 gross sq. ft. of laboratory animal facilities.

Responsibilities Include:

  • The Veterinarian provides preventive and clinical veterinary care to all laboratory animal species.
  • The Veterinarian will work closely with ACS clinical and surgical staff and provide comprehensive surgical support and post-operative care for animals receiving surgical procedures.
  • The Veterinarian will contribute to the development of institutional animal care and use policies and procedures as well as internal SOPs and policies. They will also review and provide input on animal care and use protocols and participate in IACUC and regulatory inspections.
  • The individual participates in the training of personnel in the appropriate care and use of laboratory animals. Training responsibilities also include the laboratory animal medicine residency program and training of veterinary student interns/externs.
  • The Veterinarian works closely with and provides direction to ACS’s highly skilled certified veterinary technicians.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide preventative medicine, veterinarian medical care, and emergency treatment consistent with good veterinary practice for those animals in your designated area, with emphasis on rodents.
  • Provide clinical and research support to UF investigators as needed, principally (but not limited to) those investigators using animals in your designated area, with special emphasis on rodents.
  • Provide clinical and research support to ensure compliance in accordance with federal, state, local and UF policies, procedures, guidelines, etc.
  • Support the activities of the other veterinarians as needed.
  • Assist in animal procurement, quarantine, and acclimation practices for those animals in your area consistent with good veterinary practices and the rules and regulations associated with safe and ethical use of animals in research, teaching, and/or testing.
  • Assist in response to disease outbreaks in a timely and effective manner.
  • Assist to develop and implement policies and procedures associated with specialized areas or core facilities related to your designated area (e.g: bio-containment, rodent quarantine).
  • Assist to develop and implement environmental monitoring, environmental enrichment, and exercise programs as needed for those animals within your designated area.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited institution or equivalent and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the United States; a minimum of three years training or experience in laboratory animal medicine (with large animals and with a broad range of rodent models), excellent interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication skills.

Preferred knowledge and experience also includes: very good computer skills and presentation experience, working knowledge of laboratory animal husbandry; prior experience in an academic environment; knowledge and experience in surgical and medical procedures commonly performed in biomedical animal research as well as, familiarity with pertinent laws, regulations and policies governing the use of lab animals. ACLAM board eligibility or certification is preferred for this position and the successful candidate must become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Florida and USDA accreditation within one year of employment date.

Employer Information:

The University of Florida is a top-10, public, land-grant research university, as well as the state’s oldest and most comprehensive higher education institution. With 16 colleges and more than 170 research centers and institutes on its Gainesville campus, UF is among the nation’s six most academically diverse universities. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s best institutions: No. 7 in U.S. News & World Report’s “Top Public Schools” (2020). UF is a leader in research and discoveries which improve the lives of individuals throughout the state, nation and world. Its 6,000 faculty members had a record $865 million in research expenditures in 2018, with major funding from the public and private sectors.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training


Clinical Veterinarian, Indiana University School of Medicine,Indianapolis IN

1/30/20

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

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

Veterinary Duties (~70%):

  • Provide preventative, clinical, diagnostic, and surgical services to research animals at IUSM and to any contract facilities affiliated with IUSM
  • Maintain animal care documents and other records in a manner ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations
  • Participate in animal health surveillance programs and assist with imports and exports.
  • Consult with investigators and staff to provide instruction and assistance in the housing, care and treatment of animals.
  • Assist investigators in providing surgery and aftercare.
  • Participate in training programs for animal husbandry and research personnel.
  • Assist the Attending Veterinarian by establishing and implementing effective quality control systems for animal husbandry practices; revise techniques and procedures as required to obtain optimal standards; assist in SOP and policy development.
  • Provide clinical and didactic instruction to veterinary residents, interns, and veterinary students on the care and use of laboratory animals.
  • Provide expertise and assistance for specialty areas such as in GLP, immune-compromised, gnotobiotic or ABSL-3 restricted areas as needed.
  • Work closely with a facility supervisor partner as a team to solve complex challenges impacting the unit.
  • Direct and indirect supervision of veterinary technical staff, including assistance with human-resource related duties such as mentoring and performance management.
  • Share after-hours and holiday emergency on-call services with other veterinary staff on a rotating basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Associate Director or Director.

Regulatory Duties (~30%):

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Have a minimum of 2 year’s post-DVM clinical experience (in private practice, or in an institutional/academic setting). The ideal candidate will have prior relevant laboratory animal veterinary experience. Completion of an ACLAM-approved residency is preferred. The selected applicant will be required to work towards achieving ACLAM board-certification.
  • Ability to obtain an Indiana veterinary medical license, state and federal controlled substance registrations, USDA APHIS category II accreditation, and FBI Security Risk Assessment (SRA) within 6 months of employment and maintain in good-standing throughout employment.

Application Process:

To learn more about this opportunity or apply, visit http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/9259.

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

A background check will be mandatory for the selected applicant. Faculty appointment ranking will be as an Assistant Scientist. Applicants can submit their applications to the university hiring site until the position is filled. The review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified, however for full consideration, please apply by March 1st, 2020. Anticipated start date is July 1st 2020, or a mutually agreeable date soon thereafter. Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Robin Crisler, DVM at crisler@iupui.edu.

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


Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, University of Arkansas College of Medicine,Little Rock, AR

1/30/20

Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal MedicineOpportunity:

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) invites applications and nominations for a collaborative leader to serve as the next Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine and Attending Veterinarian.  This is a full-time faculty appointment in the College of Medicine at a rank commensurate with the experience and academic achievement of the selected candidate for the position. The successful candidate will be responsible for division leadership and administration, clinical assessments, facility operations, ongoing training and forecasting growth of the research enterprise. The successful candidate must work closely with all research stakeholders including principal investigators, research associates, and the office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

About the Department ofLaboratory Animal Medicine

The Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) is administratively centralized having a staff of approximately 21 members. There are three main housing areas on campus comprising approximately 30,000 sq. ft. DLAM works with the Office of Research Compliance and the IACUC office to manage the Animal Care and Use Program for UAMS. Additionally, DLAM provides veterinary oversight to ACRI (Arkansas Children’s Research Institute), and compliance responsibilities are closely connected between UAMS and ACRI in that they share the same IACUC.  ACRI has excellent large animal capabilities and surgery space along with approximately 40,000 sq. feet of additional space for animal housing and research. UAMS has approximately 200 animal use protocols held by about 100 investigators.

UAMS has been continuously AAALAC accredited since 1973 and was recently granted full and continued accreditation following their May 2019 tri-annual site visit. UAMS has an assurance statement with OLAW and is registered with the USDA.  UAMS has a strong animal care and use program with shared responsibilities between the compliance office, the IACUC, DLAM and the research community.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Provide executive leadership in mapping a strategic plan to accomplish the research support mission of DLAM
  • Provide oversight for the welfare, and preventive and clinical care, of all research animals
  • Provide consultation/training for faculty, graduate students, and research staff on veterinary care and regulatory/compliance issues
  • Provide veterinary support to campus researchers in protocol development and planning
  • Provide technical support to the research community
  • Lead, manage and train husbandry staff 
  • Manage the operation of the animal facilities. This includes maintenance of equipment, installation of new equipment, coordination of construction projects and developing grant proposals for forecasted projects.
  • Provide guidance to campus leadership in planning for space issues associated with the projected growth and expansion of the research endeavor. 
  • Provide leadership during the transition to electronic billing and IACUC protocols
  • Ensure financial integrity in the costing of all services, per diems and other fee-for service items
  • Work with the Compliance office on all issues associated with animal research including federal, state and institutional regulations, policies and guidelines.
  •  Ensure that all standards are being met to maintain an AAALAC-accredited program
  •  Advise the Institutional Official  and or Vice Chancellor for Research on all matters related to animal-based research
  • Foster constructive relationship around research with administrators, faculty, staff, students and other constituencies

Candidate Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following professional qualifications and personal characteristics:

  • DVM degree from an AVMA accredited college or ECFVG licensure; ACLAM (American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine) Diplomat
  • License to practice in at least one state (gaining an Arkansas license as required)
  • USDA accredited or the ability to obtain it within 6 months
  • 5 years of progressive laboratory animal experience involving a variety of species
  • 3 years years of supervisory experience, development and performance management of other veterinary staff
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Good organizational skills having the ability to prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously.

Preferred Professional Experience and Characteristics

  • Balanced commitment to educational, clinical and research missions
  • Commitment to employee, environmental and patient safety and quality initiatives
  • Strong commitment to interdisciplinary cooperation and learning
  • Experience in operational and financial management and leadership in a hospital, academic health center, or group practice environment
  • Experience writing and managing grants

Interested individuals are asked to submit their CV and a cover letter addressing their experiences that fulfill the criteria for this position to Julian Tunno, Manager of Executive and Faculty Recruitment at jtunno@uams.edu  Contact Julian Tunno by phone at 501-686-2590.

Written nominations, inquiries, and applications (including emails) may be subject to disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence


Clinical Veterinarian, University of Utah Office of Comparative Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

1/30/20

The University of Utah Office of Comparative Medicine (OCM) is seeking a laboratory animal veterinarian to support continued growth in the University’s research program. Responsibilities include provision of clinical care and anesthesia support for species ranging from mice to large animals, research support, review of IACUC protocols, and assisting the Director in assuring animal welfare and compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines that govern the use of laboratory animals.  The incumbent will join 4 other veterinarians and approximately 80 employees of the OCM in providing quality animal care for research animals.

Qualifications

DVM/VMD degree and a U.S. license to practice veterinary medicine; ability to obtain Utah licensure; and completion of a formal postdoctoral Laboratory Animal Medicine residency program along with at least two years experience in an academic environment required. Preference will be given to applicants with ACLAM certification, advanced training and/or advanced degree, and prior mixed animal practice. The successful candidate must have complete knowledge of USDA, NIH, and GLP regulations as well as experience with AAALAC accreditation. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (spoken and written) are essential.  The successful candidate should have veterinary licensure in one state and eligibility to obtain Utah licensure.

Responsibilities

Provides routine veterinary care (medical and surgical) for a wide range of research animals. Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations/guidelines. Participates in the training of research and animal care technicians. Consults with researchers before and during research. Monitors research activity. Participates in departmental research. Performs occasional surgical procedures.

The laboratory animal veterinarian is on-call by University animal care staff and researchers on a 24-hour, 7 day/week basis and needs to be prepared to deal with emergencies at any time.

For more information about this position and to apply, please visit the University of Utah employment website at:  https://employment.utah.edu and enter the job code “PRN16197B” in the “Search for Careers” box.  


Senior Lab Animal Veterinarian, Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, CA

1/21/20

The Position:

We are seeking an experienced laboratory animal veterinarian to join the Animal Resources department and expand our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent service and support for Genentech’s in vivo research program. We collaborate with and provide expert support to our research scientists in the discovery, characterization, and development of novel therapeutic products for a variety of human diseases.  We are dedicated to providing excellent animal care, progressive veterinary medicine, and expert lab animal science knowledge.  This is an opportunity to join our team during a time of exploration and growth in areas such as microbiome and alternative in vivo models.  This position reports directly to the Attending Veterinarian/Director of Animal Resources.

Qualifications:

In hiring new employees, we look for people who are also inspired by our mission and who would fit in well with the collaborative, rigorous and entrepreneurial spirit of the company culture. Because we know that employees are critical to our success in bringing novel medicines to patients, we are dedicated to remaining a great place to work and to providing employees with programs, services and benefits that allow them to bring their best to the business and to their personal lives. We are looking for a team player who is a creative, independent thinker, thrives in a widely interdisciplinary environment, and enjoys working closely and communicating effectively with colleagues in extremely diverse fields.

The ideal candidate will be ACLAM board certified, board eligible, or have advanced experience and expertise in the area of lab animal medicine.  The candidate must have the ability to obtain a veterinary medical license in California.

The ideal candidate will have experience in building and leading teams, managing people and animal research facilities, and have strong interpersonal and communication skills.

The ideal candidate will have experience providing excellent clinical and surgical care in the lab animal field, including transgenic rodents, providing technical support to research projects, collaborating with researchers, ensuring compliance with federal regulations and AAALACi standards, and training/teaching research and lab animal staff.

This position is located in SSF, but willingness to collaborate across time zones and occasional travel to the Dixon facility is a must.

Please apply online:

https://www.gene.com/careers/detail/201912-136696/Senior-Laboratory-Animal-Veterinarian

Or www.gene.com/careers and search Job Requisition ID:  201912-136696

Genentech is an equal opportunity employer.


Sr./Clinical Veterinarian, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

1/21/20

The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) at the University of Pittsburgh has an opening for a laboratory animal veterinarian at the Clinical Veterinarian (Clinical Instructor) or Senior Clinical Veterinarian (Clinical Assistant Professor) level.

Responsibilities include 1) provision of vet care and research support to a variety of species according to current practices, regulations, and standards; 2) oversight of technical staff; 3) providing guidance to research personnel; 4) personnel training; 5) effective communication and collaboration; 6) oversight and direction to at least one component of the vet care program (Sr. Clinical Vet); 7) develop, implement, and update practices and procedures (Sr. Clinical Vet); 8) participation on the IACUC; 9) participation in on-call rotation.

Relevant training, experience, and skills: 1) veterinary medical degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG certification; 2) veterinary licensure in at least one state, preferably PA; 3) two years’ laboratory animal experience is preferred, or at least 3 years of private practice experience (Clinical Vet); OR completion of an ACLAM-approved training program plus minimum 3 years lab animal experience, or at least 6 years’ lab animal experience without a training program; other board certifications may be considered (Sr. Clinical Vet); 4) ACLAM Diplomate or eligibility to sit for the exam (Sr. Clinical Vet); 5) Prior staff oversight experience (Sr. Clinical Vet).

The review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Submit a letter of intent, CV, and contact information for three references to https://www.join.pitt.edu/.  Search by ID 200000094 under Faculty.  Address questions to Dr. Amy Cassano, Director of Veterinary Services and AV, DLAR, cassano@pitt.edu.  

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets.


Attending Veterinarian and Assistant Professor of Instruction, Biomedical Sciences, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH

1/16/20

1.0 FTE

Athens Campus

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please complete the online application and attach required documents. Required documents include a detailed cover letter, current resume, teaching philosophy and a list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact details, including email addresses.

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by February 16, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Job Description
The Attending Veterinarian (AV) and Assistant Professor of Instruction has a leadership role and primary responsibility for stewarding the university's Veterinary Care Program for animals used for teaching, testing, and research, in accord with federal and accreditation requirements. The AV provides clinical care along with support for researchers and Lab Animal Resources personnel through training, consultation, inspections, and reporting. The AV is also expected to assist researchers in experimental design and implementation, thereby enabling increased levels of extramural grant funding. This individual will also contribute in a significant way to the educational mission of the university through instruction in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Ohio University's animal care program is concentrated at its campus in Athens, Ohio. Teaching activities associated with this position can potentially be carried out at Heritage College facilities on the university's campuses in Athens and/or Dublin, Ohio.

Detailed responsibilities include:

  1. Provide oversight and guidance on all aspects of the Veterinary Care Program as required by federal regulation and AAALAC accreditation. Oversee and provide clinical care of all animals used in research, testing, and teaching. Oversee all aspects of pain/distress relief and euthanasia. Provide or coordinate timely medical care and emergency veterinary care at all times, including weekends and holidays. Oversee and provide input on preventative medicine and health surveillance programs. Oversee surgical programs and perioperative/postoperative care. Schedule regular animal facility visitations to observe animals and communicate with Lab Animal Resources staff on current status and issues. Provide guidance and support for domestic and international animal shipments.

    2. Support activities as specified by regulation in support of the university's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Attend all IACUC meetings and serve as a voting member. Provide training on regulatory requirements and best practice as needed for IACUC members, researchers, and staff. Provide input to researchers on IACUC protocol development and review. Consult with researchers on minimizing animal pain and distress. Ensure personnel performing surgical procedures are appropriately qualified and trained, and provide training when needed. Participate in semi-annual program reviews and facility inspections of all university facilities where animals are housed or used in research, testing, and teaching. Develop and maintain Veterinary Care Program documentation.

    3. Work with investigators to identify strategies for use of animal models to address research questions. Assist in experimental design. Identify potential technical challenges and methods for elimination or mitigating adverse impact. Review safety considerations and any specialized infrastructure requirements. Assist in drafting extramural grant proposal elements related to animal model implementation.

    4. Participate in instructional activities for medical students as assigned in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Teaching will include coaching group learning activities and participation in medical education focused on immunology, microbiology, physiology, and pathophysiology depending on qualifications and interest. Contribute to service work as assigned in support of the instructional mission. Support mentoring of students and training of students in research methods.

    Minimum Qualifications
    A doctoral degree in veterinary medicine is required.
    Must have or be eligible for board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, and be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Ohio.
    Must obtain licensure in Ohio within 6 months of hire and maintain licensure throughout employment.

    Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Thomas Rosolrosolt@ohio.edu

Salary is commensurate with education and experience, while also considering internal equity.
Employees enjoy a generous benefits package such as paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance), an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% company contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, transgender care, flextime and flexplace policies, counseling and mental health care, access to professional development programs, and more. Additional information is available at https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits.
Diversity Statement
Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. www.ohwpawvherc.org

To apply, visit: https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/33640


Senior Associate Scientist - Surgical Lead, In Vivo Research, Amgen,Thousand Oaks, CA

1/8/20

The Safety Pharmacology and Animal Research Center (SPARC) at Amgen is currently seeking a scientifically minded team player to join the SPARC Surgical Staff (SST) team. This dynamic team manages all aspects of in vivo health care for multiple species and provides a high level of scientific and technical aspects of surgery including operative support to multiple therapeutic areas for in vivo studies. This role will collaborate closely with members of the SPARC and Discovery Research teams to support a wide range of animal research and models through:

  • Establishing routine surgical procedures and learning new techniques to support animal model needs.
  • Demonstrating subject matter expertise and proficiency in veterinary research surgery, anesthesia/analgesia techniques in non-rodent (large animal) and rodent species with documented success in recovery procedures and post-operative care.
  • Recognizing technical issues and developing corrective and preventive actions.
  • Providing expertise in research bio-methodology techniques (compound dosing and sample collection), veterinary physiological monitoring and emergency medical triage.
  • Communicating, collaborating and consulting with veterinarians, peers and scientific investigators on the selection, design, optimization and production of in vivo models.
  • Administering veterinary health care and postoperative monitoring under the direction of the Attending Veterinarian.
  • Providing oversight of surgery facilities including inspection preparedness.
  • Providing leadership in the design, preparation and execution of research studies.
  • Presenting study results and communicating appropriate scientific information to colleagues and peers.
  • Reviewing and authoring technical documents for in vivo procedures and administering in vivo training.
  • Mentoring team members.
  • Performing clinical duties under the direction of veterinarians including occasional weekend calls.
  • Enhancing scientific/technical knowledge through lab-based practicums and reviews of advanced scientific literature.
  • Participating in IACUC activities including veterinary review of protocols and as an alternate for IACUC veterinarians.
  • Conducting on-site audits as needed for Amgen external business partners.

Basic Qualifications
Master's degree and 3 years of in vivo and animal surgical experience
OR
Bachelor's degree and 5 years of in vivo and animal surgical experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or BS with 10 or more years direct experience performing animal surgery.
  • Five or more years experience in animal model development and surgery (regulated species) in a drug development setting.
  • Certified by AALAS/CALAS at the LATG/RLAT level.
  • RVT and/or certified by the Academy of Surgical Research (SRS, SRT, SRA).
  • Extensive knowledge and use in multiple database applications such as Study Log, Prism and Microsoft.
  • Exemplary managerial, communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in a matrixed environment requiring partnership and collaboration with a broad audience of contributors in which communication and management skills achieve results.
  • Highly self-motivated, driven to excel, ability to work independently and prioritize responsibilities and projects.
  • Exhibits adaptability/flexibility to effectively work in an environment with changing priorities and urgency for project completions.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.​

Amgen's outstanding compensation package features comprehensive benefits. To learn more about this opportunity and to apply, please visit us online athttp://careers.amgen.com/and search job #R-90526.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.​


Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN

12/26/19

Mayo Clinic is seeking a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian for a Faculty Position in the Department of Comparative Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. The Department of Comparative Medicine supports a wide variety of biomedical research programs including transgenic rodent projects and translational large animal models involving surgery and advanced imaging. Animal programs and facilities are AAALAC-accredited.
 
Duties will include providing clinical laboratory animal care to a wide range of species, consulting with investigators from multiple disciplines, assuring regulatory compliance, and participating in the administration of the established programs. Educational responsibilities include teaching graduate students, training animal support staff, and delivering didactic and hands-on clinical training to laboratory animal residents enrolled in an ACLAM-recognized training program.  Opportunities exist for involvement in the direction of the residency program and research mentorship.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine and a license to practice in at least one state. ACLAM board certification/eligibility is required.  Ideal candidates have a strong background in the provision of perioperative care to laboratory animals, delivery of health care to rodents,

Mayo Clinic is ranked as the best hospital in the nation for 2018-2019 by U.S. News and World Report. We are the largest integrated, multidisciplinary academic medical center in the world with comprehensive programs in medical education and research that span across three group practice sites. We support a vibrant and diverse research enterprise, with programs in basic, translational, clinical, and population sciences. In 2018, the institution received over $490 million in extramural research awards, supplemented with over $330 million of institutional support. Mayo Clinic has a large number of world class faculty. Laboratories and shared resource facilities are state-of-the-art, including those for microscopy and imaging, cell and molecular biology, animal models, biomedical engineering and mathematics, materials testing, a Medical Genomics Facility, a Mouse Modeling Facility, Molecular and Microscopic Core Facilities, and unique Human Disease Tissue Banks. Mayo Clinic supports innovation and has a wealth of resources available – including an integrated EMR. We offer a highly competitive compensation package with sustained intramural funding, capital equipment funding, technical and computational resources, and exceptional benefits.

Applications should include a CV (with bibliography), statement of professional interests and goals, and the names/contact information of 2 references.  Apply here: https://jobs.mayoclinic.org/jobs/laboratory-animal-veterinarian-126863br

Specific questions related to the posting should be directed to:

Thomas R. Meier, DVM, MBA Dipl. ACLAM
Chair, Department of Comparative Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Email: meier.thomas@mayo.edu

Benefit Eligible: Yes
Schedule: Full Time
Telecommute/Telework: No
Site Description:  Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.


Director, Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

12/24/19

The MIT Division of Comparative Medicine, in partnership with the MIT Department of Biological Engineering, invites applications for the Director, at the tenured faculty level, with a start date of 1 July 2020 or a mutually agreeable date thereafter. Applicants should hold a DVM from an AVMA accredited veterinary school by the beginning of employment, with demonstrated expertise in a discipline which applies molecular/cellular bioscience to any area, including the study of the microbial/host interface in health and disease with interests in microbial pathogenesis, microbiome bioinformatics, immunology, oncogenesis, or pathobiology. The selected candidate will develop and sustain an extramurally funded research program, supervise graduate and postdoctoral fellows and have the opportunity to teach graduate and undergraduate classes if desired. Importantly, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to expand an already world-class program in comparative medicine.

The Division of Comparative Medicine has three basic missions: education, research, and the provision of managing and overseeing a comprehensive animal husbandry, clinical, and diagnostic program for all research animals maintained at MIT. The Director will provide direction and administrative coordination to facilitate the Division’s role in providing expertise and support to investigators using animals in biomedical research and teaching; to conduct grant funded research and develop animal models pertinent to biomedical research; to provide postdoctoral training to veterinarians seeking careers in biomedical research; develop scientists within the Division who can successfully compete for grants.

The Division, consisting of approximately 180 personnel, has centralized administrative responsibility for all AAALAC accredited facilities, consisting of 193,000 square feet on the MIT campus. This responsibility underlies the overall commitment of the Institute in providing a comprehensive animal care and use program.

Candidates must register with the BE search website at http://be-fac-search.mit.edu, and must submit application materials electronically to this website.  Candidate applications should include a description of professional interests and research goals.  Each application should include a curriculum vita and the names and addresses of three or more references who will provide recommendation letters.  References should submit their letters  directly at the http://be-fac-search.mit.edu website.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning 15th January 2020.

Questions may be directed to:

Prof. Angela Belcher
Head, Department of Biological Engineering
MIT  16-343
Cambridge MA  02139
bedh@mit.edu

MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


PIADC Supervisory Chief Veterinarian, Animal Resources Branch, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Long Island, NY. Manhattan, KS

12/24/19

This is an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Medical Officer to work at Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC), the Nation’s laboratory responsible for protecting livestock from foreign animal diseases, such as Foot-and-Mouth Disease and African Swine Fever.  This position will also move to the new National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas, when the mission at PIADC transfers in 2023.

We are seeking an individual with superb leadership, clinical veterinary program management, analytical and problem solving skills who is looking for a special opportunity to take their career to the next level while serving to protect the food security of our Nation.

This position has a salary range of $120,580 - $156,758 per annum (GS-0701-14).

As Chief Veterinarian for PIADC Animal Care and Welfare (Long Island, New York), the successful candidate will:  provide expert programmatic, clinical, training and supervisory animal care and welfare services in a high-risk biocontainment laboratory environment; serve as a subject matter expert to advise PIADC Directors along with research and diagnostic scientists on animal care and welfare matters; be responsible for the  care and welfare of all research animals at PIADC; prescribe and administer appropriate medical treatment and drugs to lab animals; monitor animal husbandry for the feeding and care of research animals; oversee and ensure safe operations of the vivarium for animal welfare and Select Agent management; lead a robust animal care team made up of animal health and animal care technicians, along with an Attending and a Clinical Veterinarian; assure compliance with all Federal, State and local animal welfare and Select Agent regulations in a BSL3-Ag containment facility, among other duties.

PIADC operates within the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate which is developing new and innovative approaches for diagnosing and developing countermeasures and treatments for animal diseases foreign to the US, including the emerging threat of African Swine Fever and Foot-and-Mouth disease.

Candidates must be US citizens, hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent degree accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and hold a valid State license to practice veterinary medicine.  Board certification or experience in lab animal medicine is highly desirable.

Interested candidates should submit resumes to Dr. Larry Barrett, Center Director, at Larry.Barrett@st.dhs.gov

DHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

12/24/19

The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) at the University of Washington School of Medicine invites applications for a laboratory animal veterinarian and scientist in a full-time position as Assistant Professor without tenure due to source of funding.   This is a 12-month service period (July – June) position with an anticipated start date of February 1, 2020.  Responsibilities of this position will involve research (50%), and veterinary medical, regulatory, surgical, and teaching/scholarly activities (50%).  Participation in clinical care of all laboratory animal species, with weekend and holiday work is required. Responsibility for mentoring of veterinary residents in regulatory medicine is required.

Candidate should have demonstrated research knowledge and experience as shown by having past and current relevant research publications independent and/or collaborative grants relating to the area. A successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent research program including preparation of independent and collaborative grants and manuscripts, and teaching and mentoring of graduate students and fellows.  Candidate should also have experience as a laboratory animal veterinarian.  Candidate will oversee, guide and teach veterinary technicians and laboratory animal residents in the clinical, regulatory, and surgical care of a wide variety of laboratory animal species in both informal and didactic settings.

The DCM has a faculty of 45 primary, clinical, and affiliate veterinarians and scientists who have diverse training and expertise in laboratory animal biology and medicine, veterinary pathology, surgery, internal medicine, and aquatics. DCM faculty research interests are broad and include specific expertise in hematologic cancer, developmental immunology, inflammatory lung disease, innate immunity, inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer, comparative pathology, nutrition/metabolism, embryonic stem cell biology, and aging.  Additional information about the Department can be found at the following website: https://www.washington.edu/compmed/

Qualifications: 

Applicants must have a DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited institution and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the United States.  Three years of experience in laboratory animal medicine and board certification or eligibility in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is strongly preferred.  A PhD or advanced research training is also preferred.  Candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

HOW TO APPLY:

Letter of intent and CV should be addressed to Dr. Thea Brabb apply via Interfolio at this link: apply.interfolio.com/70013

Thea Brabb, DVM, PhD, DACLAM|
Professor and Chair
Department of Comparative Medicine

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).


Animal Program Director, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, Intramural Research Program

12/24/19

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for a Staff Scientist/Facility Head to serve as Animal Program Director (APD), Chief, Comparative Medicine Section within the NIA Intramural Research Program (IRP), located in Baltimore, MD.  The incumbent will report to the Scientific Director and will be responsible for an Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) accredited Animal Care and Use Program and for support of the animal research programs in the IRP, studying animal models of development and aging, and interventions to prevent or alleviate aging-related deficits. A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (or equivalent degree) with specialty training and experience in laboratory animal medicine is required.  Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is desired, and veterinarian licensing in the United States is required. Experience and additional training in veterinary pathology is a desirable competency.

Applicants must have a proven record of management of an animal research program and demonstrated experience with regulatory aspects of laboratory animal welfare.  The incumbent will be responsible for animal husbandry, veterinary care, breeding colony support, research technical support, assistance in writing Animal Study Protocols, education and guidance regarding animal use regulations, and safety policies.  Of paramount importance, the Animal Program Director assumes responsibility for maintaining certification by the AAALAC International.  The expertise and experience should include, but not be limited to interaction and cooperation with scientific staff in a manner that promotes and facilitates their scientific programs.  The APD is also responsible for ensuring that all animal care personnel demonstrate acceptable skill in assigned duties and performing techniques with the species of animal for which they are responsible.  The APD serves as the "Attending Veterinarian" for the purposes of Animal Welfare Act interpretations.

Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.  A full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life, and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.) is available.  All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct.  Additional information regarding the NIA IRP is available at the following website: www.irp.nia.nih.gov.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Jamie Hertzfelt, Intramural Program Specialist; Office of the Scientific Director; Vacancy #NIA-IRP-20-09; National Institute on Aging, Biomedical Research Center, 251 Bayview Boulevard, Suite 100, Room 04C232, Baltimore, MD 21224 or email: niairpjobs@mail.nih.gov.  Applications, including letters of recommendation, must reference Vacancy #NIA-IRP-20-09 for consideration.  The first round of reviews is expected to occur on or about January 27, 2020; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.


Assistant Director, Animal Welfare Division, American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, IL

12/24/19

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the national not-for-profit association established in 1863 & representing over 95,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services, is seeking an Assistant Director to join our Animal Welfare Division located in our headquarters office in Schaumburg, IL.  Structured to work for its members, AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.  Our mission is to lead the profession by advocating for our members and advancing the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health.

Reporting to the Division Director, the Assistant Director’s primary role is to assist the Director and other Division staff in implementing AVMA policies and objectives related to animal welfare. The Assistant Director provides scientific staff support to assigned governance entities that develop and recommend policy for the AVMA. They will work collaboratively with volunteer leadership and other staff to identify and research related issues of importance to the profession; and will also assist in developing and maintaining informational and educational materials and programs addressing animal welfare and humane endings for use by veterinarians, governmental agencies, other nongovernmental organizations, and the public. The incumbent should have experience working with stakeholders with varying perspectives; experience in laboratory animal medicine and research is a plus.  Approximately 15% travel.

To be successful in this role, you must be highly collaborative and passionate about AVMA’s mission and increasing member satisfaction and engagement.  Additional qualifications include:

  • Must hold a DVM/VMD or PhD with demonstrable technical and research competence.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and expertise in animal welfare and scientific inquiry.
  • Experience in the areas of humane endings and laboratory animal welfare strongly preferred.
  • Must be able to perform interdisciplinary literature searches and critically evaluate scientific studies (including appropriateness of study design and quality of data).
  • Must be able to synthesize information, and write clearly, logically, and persuasively on complex scientific subjects for scientific and non-scientific audiences.
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines with excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Must be able to effectively interact and communicate with members of the scientific and non-scientific communities.
  • Must be able to organize, plan, and manage group meetings and be skilled in facilitation of consensus among multiple perspectives.
  • Must be able to function well autonomously and as a team member.
  • Familiarity with basic computer software required (e.g., Microsoft Word, Web browsers and search engines, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Familiarity with statistical software preferred (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Stata, R).

The AVMA offers a flexible/supportive work environment & excellent benefits.  Deadline for application is 2/17/20.  Application must include cover letter, resume, recent publications & salary requirements.  Submit to: apply@avma.org

About the AVMA:

Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an office in Washington, D.C., the AVMA is structured to work for its members, and acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. The AVMA provides a number of benefits to its members, including information resources, state and federal advocacy, opportunities to address issues affecting policies that govern the profession and practice of veterinary medicine, continuing education opportunities, quality publications, and discounts on personal and professional products, programs and services. The work of the AVMA is carried out by a dedicated staff of over 160. The organization is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors and has a $40M+ annual operating budget.

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