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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Requirements and Desired Qualifications

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

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


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

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

About Pfizer

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

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

Role Description

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

Educational Background:

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

Work Experience

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

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

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

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

  1. Participate in weekend and holiday on-call schedule
  2. Travel to other Comparative Medicine sites for veterinary or ophthalmology support activities is expected; occasional travel for professional development is encouraged
  3. This is an essential personnel role: Essential Personnel are defined as the staff who are required to report to their designated work location, to ensure the operation of essential functions or departments during an emergency, as determined by Pfizer, or when the business has suspended operations. There are some individuals who may be required to perform essential services remotely and those individuals will be identified in advance and notified by their supervisors, but in most cases Essential Personnel are required to be on-site during an emergency or suspension of operations.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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


Clinical Research Veterinarian, Medical Devices
Arizona

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

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

Responsibilities include:

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

Required Job Qualifications

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

Desired Job Qualifications

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

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

Trish Harrison, MedPro Recruiting


Clinical Veterinarian
FDA, Jefferson, AR

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

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

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

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

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

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

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Essential Duties:

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

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


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

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

About Pfizer

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

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

Role Description

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

Educational Background:

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

Work Experience:

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

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

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

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

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

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


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

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

About Pfizer

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

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

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

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

Educational Background:

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

Work Experience:

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

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

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

Equal Employment Opportunity                      

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


Program Director/Manager
Abbvie Bioresources Center, Worcester, MA

Posted 20 December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

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


Staff Veterinarian
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Posted 12 December 2016

Department

Laboratory Animal Resources - 51713  

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

Duties and Responsibilities include:

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

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

Essential Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

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

EEO Statement

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

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

Posted 5 December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted 5 December 2016

BACKGROUND:

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

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

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

BNBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Posted 5 December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

Ideal Candidates Would Also Have:

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

Other Qualifications:  

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

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

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


Clinical Veterinarian
Covance, Alice, TX

Posted 21 November 2016

CAREERS AT COVANCE

Imagine being involved in cutting edge projects that change the course of our industry on a daily basis. At Covance, one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive drug development service companies, you will have an opportunity to build an exciting career while you make a direct impact on the lives of millions.

We currently have an opening for a Clinical Veterinarian at our site in Alice, TX

  • This role will  provide veterinary health care for laboratory animals, give advice regarding the care and maintenance of laboratory animals, and provide training for technicians.  The incumbent will monitor animal health and welfare in compliance with applicable animal welfare regulations and help maintain the animal care and use program for AAALAC accreditation.

REQUIRED

  • 5-10 years of experience in the laboratory animal medicine.
  • Must have a veterinary license in at least one state and ability to obtain a license and USDA accreditation in Texas.  Board certification or eligibility for board certification in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine or European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine desired.
  • Knowledge of nonhuman primate biology and medicine.

To learn more about this position visit our website at www.covancecareers.com  

Apply online – Reference BR # 61727

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.

(M/F/D/V). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.


Staff Veterinarian
Genentech, Dixon, CA

Posted 14 November 2016

Join a Team that Lives to Improve Lives

People come to Genentech from across disciplines and across the world to solve our most challenging medical conditions. You’ll find inspiration in our passion for biotechnology, our purpose to positively impact the lives of millions of patients and our dedication to our people. Joining Genentech means being part of a tradition of inquiry that will change the world. It means embracing our failures as much as our successes. It requires a willingness to look beyond the edge of what's possible. And a focus on doing the day-to-day work that makes great science happen.

The following opportunity exists in Dixon, CA:

Description

This position is primarily responsible for training and clinical oversight at a rapidly expanding, state-of-the-art, murine genetics facility. The training responsibilities will include developing partnerships with local universities to facilitate career development opportunities (internships, co-op students, residents, etc.) and directly manage the training and development of these staff while on site. In addition, the incumbent will be involved in assisting the Attending Veterinarian with clinical and regulatory oversight. This includes active participation in the programs for medical and surgical care, preventative medicine, health surveillance and maintaining the care and use program necessary to ensure regulatory compliance and continued accreditation by AAALAC, International.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide education and training to personnel, including preparatory classes for AALAS technician certification exams concerning proper handling, care, use and welfare and evaluate results of training.
  • Direct management of student co-ops, interns or residents.
  • Provide daily clinical veterinary medical and surgical support using appropriate equipment and established procedures in compliance with all regulations and accrediting agency standards.
  • Under supervision of the Attending Veterinarian, assist with the initiation, coordination, and performance of hypothesis-driven studies aimed at forming performance standards at the facility including scientific writing of manuscripts for publication.
  • Assist with and implement preventative medical and health monitoring programs (e.g., vendor screening, sentinel and quarantine programs, diagnostic cases, etc.).
  • Support departmental biosecurity, safety, maintenance/renovation, occupational health and quality assurance programs as applicable to veterinary care activities.
  • Handle surgery-related issues, including assisting with surgical training as needed.
  • Assist the Attending Veterinarian and IACUC with assuring in vivo research at Genentech is in compliance with all federal and state laws, AAALAC standards and company guidelines.
  • Assist the Attending Veterinarian with post-approval monitoring of genetically engineered rodent colonies
  • Assist in monitoring ongoing in vivo research projects.
  • Assist in the management of DEA controlled drugs used in in vivo research.
  • Assist in vendor and contract laboratory audits.
  • Implement, maintain, update and distribute regulatory compliance documentation and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Participate in departmental strategic planning and provide input on establishing short and long-term goals for AC operations, the facility and the department.
  • Independent liaison with other departmental managers as needed (Operations, Production, etc.) in order to integrate and develop necessary programs and efficiencies.

Who You Are

Qualifications:

  • DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA accredited College of Veterinary Medicine and licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.
  • Graduate of a LAM training program or has demonstrated equivalent work experience.
  • ACLAM board certified (preferred) or eligible.
  • Knowledge of current Federal and State regulations applicable to in vivo research and AAALAC standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently perform routine diagnostic, medical and surgical procedures.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong background in genetics and comparative physiology/medicine with familiarity of creation process used to generate genetically engineered animals.
  • Familiarity with electronic data captures systems using barcodes and other data management systems.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. Must have excellent writing and communication skills and demonstrated experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Must be able to work well with others and effectively communicate with research personnel and other corporate care groups.

A Job with Benefits Beyond the Benefits

No matter who you are or what role you play, you’ll help change the face of medicine and make a real difference in the lives of people facing the most challenging medical conditions. Plus, you’ll thrive in our one-of-a-kind culture, where diversity is celebrated, employees are valued for their contributions and we all serve as advocates for change who continually find ways to do things better.

The next step is yours. To apply today, click on the "Apply" button below.

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, has multiple medicines on the market for cancer and other serious illnesses.

Genentech is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran

Apply Link: http://www.gene.com/careers/find-a-job/apply/3245170229?src=JB-11480


Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
The Ohio State University, Columbis, OH

Posted 14 November 2016

The Ohio State University, Office of the Attending Veterinarian (OAV) within the Office of Research, and the College of Veterinary Medicine seeks to hire a full-time veterinarian for a clinical track faculty position with primary responsibility for the clinical care of a variety of laboratory animal species and oversight of the experimental surgery core. Additionally, the veterinarian will provide consultation and outreach to investigators and research staff, work with animal care, research, and IACUC staff, and serve as a member of the IACUC. As a faculty member, participation in the veterinary curriculum to include teaching in the professional program and graduate education is expected. The successful candidate must be highly motivated, be able to work in a multi-location research support program, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to function in a team environment.

The Ohio State University has established a centralized veterinary care program (OAV) supporting both agriculture and biomedical animal care and use at the institution. The successful candidate will join a team of veterinarians in the OAV, and will have responsibility for overseeing the experimental surgery core for our biomedical research activities primarily supporting researchers in the Health Sciences (Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Allied Medicine, and Public Health). The centralized biomedical animal care program is AAALAC-accredited and has an average daily census of approximately 80K animals in nine facilities. The Health Sciences complex is located on the main campus of The Ohio State, and is ideally located in an economically and culturally vibrant metropolis.

Qualifications: DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine and current veterinary license in the United States. Completion of an ACLAM certified laboratory animal medicine training program or experience commensurate with ACLAM board-eligibility is preferred. Experience and competence in experimental surgery is strongly desired. The successful candidate will be appointed to a clinical track faculty position in Veterinary Preventive

Medicine (50%) and an administrative appointment in OAV (50%). Salary and appointment level will be based on training and experience.

Review of applications will begin January, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae, including the names and contact information of at least three pertinent references to:

Chair of OAV Search Committee
The Ohio State University
Room 111 Wiseman Hall
400 W 12th Ave.
Columbus Ohio 43210

The Ohio State University is an Equal opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Clinical Instructor/Clinical Assistant Professor/Clinical Associate Professor/Assistant Director of Animal Resources
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Posted 14 November 2016

The Animal Resources Unit of Oklahoma State University (OSU) invites applications for a clinical faculty position (Instructor / Assistant Professor / Associate Professor) in comparative medicine.  OSU is a land grant institution with a wide breadth of activities involving live, vertebrate animals including agricultural, biomedical, and wildlife studies.  The animal care programs of the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, and the College of Human Sciences are accredited by AAALAC International.

Responsibilities include:

  • providing clinical veterinary care to a myriad of animal species owned by the University and rarely to privately-owned patients at the Cohn Pet Care Facility;
  • providing emergency care after-hours, weekends, and holidays on a rotating basis with the University Attending Veterinarian;
  • conducting health assessment rounds for animals housed in the University’s animal facilities;
  • assisting with the coordination of care provided to University-owned animals by other veterinarians;
  • participating in IACUC activities including meeting attendance, protocol review, facility inspections, and program reviews;
  • serving on the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC);
  • assisting with management of the University’s centralized animal program (Animal Resources);
  • assisting in the preparation and review of standard operating procedures and disaster plans for the University’s decentralized animal care programs;
  • training researchers and animal care staff in animal handling, sample collection techniques, compound administration, anesthesia, surgery, regulatory compliance, etc.;
  • teaching comparative medicine to veterinary students both in a didactic, elective course available to sophomore students and also to junior and senior students doing rotations through the Animal Resources Unit;
  • assisting investigators with animal model selection, study design, protocol development, etc;
  • assisting colleges with maintaining and/or obtaining accreditation with AAALAC International;
  • managing the rodent quarantine and health surveillance programs in consultation with the University’s Attending Veterinarian;
  • conducting collaborative research and other scholarly activities; and
  • performing other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited institution or equivalent.
  • Completion of an ACLAM-approved training program or ACLAM board-eligibility.
  • Must meet the University’s requirements for an academic appointment as a Clinical Instructor / Clinical Assistant Professor / Clinical Associate Professor.
  • Working knowledge of animal welfare regulations and guidance.
  • Eligibility for veterinary licensure in the state of Oklahoma. 
  • Ability to pass a medical evaluation, which includes receiving medical clearance to wear/use a variety of respiratory protection devices and personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Must successfully complete background checks and be eligible for employment in areas governed by the U. S. Patriot Act and the Public Health and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, 42 CFR 73, 7 CFR 331, and 9 CFR 121. Consequently, the individual must successfully complete a Department of Justice/Federal Bureau of Investigation (DOJ/FBI) security risk assessment (SRA).
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
  • Must be able to easily access confined laboratory spaces.
  • The individual will be required to obtain, maintain, and carry a cellular device for rapid communication and handling university business.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license for travel between sites.
  • Proficient computer skills, which includes MS Office applications and database applications.
  • Solid interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience of professionals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • ACLAM board certification.
  • Experience working with agricultural animals and wildlife.

Exceptional Working Conditions

  • Potential exists for exposure to hazardous environments (i.e. spills and accidents involving biohazardous materials).
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Procedures:  Applicants should complete an application at OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, or apply on-line at https://jobs.okstate.edu.  When applying, refer to Req2604.  Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent, a statement of professional career goals, a curriculum vita, and the names and addresses of 3 professional references.  Screening of applicants will begin as applications are received, and the position will remain open until filled.  Interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by December 16, 2016, to receive optimal consideration.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Veterinarian
Laulima Government Solutions, Ft. Dedrick, Frederick, MD

Posted 11 November 2016

Laulima Government Solutions, LLC, is a Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO) owned business. A premier government services company, Laulima Government Solutions, LLC offers a full spectrum of solutions that improve the performance and operational effectiveness of our government and Department of Defense customers. Our mission synchronized solutions are designed to deliver exactly what our customers need, when they need it. From base and range operations to biomedical defense support to telecommunications and IT services, we deliver the exact talent, tools and technologies needed to meet mission requirements.

Laulima Government Solutions has an exciting opportunity for a qualified Veterinarian to support our U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases contract at Ft. Detrick in Frederick, MD. The individual shall serve as a Laboratory Animal Clinical Veterinarian, providing clinical and research support at various levels of biocontainment, including animal biosafety levels (ABSL) - 2, 3, and 4.

  • Shall assist military veterinarians in providing clinical medicine services for laboratory animals, to include but not limited to non-human primates, rodents, rabbits and large animal species. Clinical medicine services include routine physical examinations and evaluation, and diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries.
  • Shall be knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Variable work hours, to include 24/7 coverage, evenings/nights, and/or weekends may apply as requested by COR or TOCOR to meet mission requirements.
  • Travel to local (75 mile radius) research facilities to observe and learn surgical techniques or develop novel clinical approaches to facilitate animal care at USAMRIID.  Attend one local or national continuing education veterinary conference annually, as approved by Director, VMD (or designated representative) (examples of acceptable conferences are AALAS, NAVC, AVMA, ACVIM, etc.).
  • The approximate number and species of animals responsible for is:

o   Old World Nonhuman Primates: 450-750

o   New World Nonhuman Primates: 50-200

o   Rabbits: 50 -200

o   Rodents (mice, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters): 1000-6000

o   LARF animals (alpacas, goats, other species): 50-90

o   Ferrets: 8-100

  • This number can fluctuate due to mission need. In addition, the employee will work in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and able to perform the following specific tasks:
  • Perform surgical procedures as required for treatment of research animal illnesses or injuries and in support of research protocols.
  • Provide clinical oversight of veterinary technicians to ensure proper clinical procedures are followed.
  • Perform/assist with imaging procedures such as radiography and ultrasound.
  • Provide instructions to veterinary technicians and animal caretakers for any required treatments or other follow-up procedures or observations.
  • Document clinical and surgical procedures in animal medical records and surgery log books using the forms provided.
  • Document medical evaluations and treatments in animal medical records in the Subjective-Objective-Assessment-Plan (SOAP) format using the forms provided.
  • As required by specific animal research protocols, documentation shall be performed to standards required by the Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulations.
  • Immediately notify the TPOC, TOCOR, or Director, VMD (or designated representative) of any treatment, diagnostic, or surgery failures so follow-up actions can be initiated.
  • Monitor certification/maintenance dates on medical equipment and notify the TPOC, TOCOR and Medical Maintenance personnel in a timely fashion of certifications that are coming due.
  • Provide training to USAMRIID personnel as requested by TPOC, TOCOR, or Director, VMD (or designated representative).  Some areas of instruction may include, but are not limited to physical examination and observation of animals, collection of various biosamples, safe work practices, and procedures and topics of interest in the animal research environment.
  • Notify the TPOC, TOCOR and VMD personnel assigned to clinical sections of medical supply and instrument needs.
  • Gather and maintain documentation attesting to proof of education, training, experience, and professional certifications (must maintain current state licensure to practice veterinary medicine).  These items will be made available for TPOC, TOCOR, or Director, VMD (or designated representative) review as requested.
  • Inform TPOC, TOCOR, or Director, VMD (or designated representative) or designated technical point of contact of any planned/unplanned absences to ensure mission requirements are met.

Requirements:

  • VM or equivalent. Requires a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Veterinary clinical medicine at the time of hire.
  • Experience in an animal research environment is preferred.
  • Enrollment in the Biological Personnel Reliability Program (BPRP) for handling select agents is required and must be maintained.

Clearance:

  • Eligibility in the Biological Personnel Reliability Program (BPRP) requires a favorable Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and an FBI Security Risk Assessment (SRA).
  • Enrollment in the Biological Personnel Reliability Program (BPRP) for handling select agents - he or she must maintain enrollment.   Applicants must meet eligibility requirements as regulated by Army Regulation 50-1 (AR 50-1)- 

http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/ar50-1.pdf

Laulima Government Solutions LLC is a fast growing government service provider. Employees enjoy competitive salaries; a 401K plan with company match; medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage; tuition reimbursement; paid vacation and sick time; and 10 paid holidays. Laulima Government Solutions is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

For additional information on Laulima Government Solutions, LLC, please visit www.laulimags.com or to apply directly to this position, use the following link:

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Clinical Veterinarian
Oregon National Primate Research Center, Beaverton, OR

Posted 11 November 2016

The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is seeking an Assistant Veterinarian to care for our nonhuman primate colony at our facility in Beaverton, Oregon, just outside of Portland. ONPRC houses approximately 5,000 rhesus macaques, Japanese macaques, hamadryas baboons, cynomolgus macaques, anubis baboons, and squirrel monkeys. Key responsibilities include oversight of all animal sales and purchases, acting as the direct liaison between vendors, agents, and principle investigators for the sale and purchase of animals, management and veterinary care of domestic and international quarantine, and veterinary care in support of our breeding colony. Strong clinical skills, including preventative care, reproductive care, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal and metabolic disease, and medical and surgical management of traumatic injuries, are a must.  Additional duties include review of animal health records, ensuring compliance with State and Federal regulations, and research project support. Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, and a commitment to team based, interprofessional animal care, are required. Interest in and familiarity with the One Health Initiative is preferred.

HOW TO APPLY:

For position details or to apply, email at Dr. Kamm Prongay (prongayk@ohsu.edu) or visit  http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/services/human-resources and click the the Search for Jobs button, then search for this job with keyword “IRC55501”. 


Principal Scientist, Clinical Veterinarian
Pfizer, Pearl River, NY

Posted 4 November 2016

Job Id : 1041273

About Pfizer

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

Role Description

To support Comparative Medicine by delivering high quality clinical veterinary medicine and surgery throughout the animal facilities. There is regular interaction with colleagues fulfilling the key regulatory responsibilities of the applicable local regulations and AAALAC International guidelines. Oversee aspects of veterinary care delegated to veterinary staff through the consultation on minor treatments and interventions. This role requires refinement of veterinary clinical skills in laboratory animal medicine and the Comparative Medicine discipline with the opportunity to influence a culture for flawless animal care and welfare. There is opportunity to work with WWCM colleagues globally. Development of an in-depth understanding of one or more aspects of laboratory animal medicine, e.g. rodent health surveillance, surgery, genetically modified animals or primatology, encouraged. Experience with project teams and working across lines and disciplines can be gained.

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Will be working with a variety of animal species including nonhuman primates
  • Will be required to serve on a rotational basis to provide veterinary care coverage on weekends and holidays

Equal Employment Opportunity

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


Clinical Veterinarian
Office of the Campus Veterinarian, Washington State University, Spokane, WA

Posted 27 October 2016

Washington State University is actively seeking to recruit a full-time Clinical Veterinarian to serve the research and teaching community at its branch campus located in Spokane, Washington. The campus of Washington State University Spokane serves the metropolitan Spokane area, the Inland Northwest, the state, the region and the world. It offers the educational, scientific, economic and cultural benefits that accrue from access to the services and programs of a major public land-grant research institution. For more information about WSU and the Spokane Campus – please visit https://spokane.wsu.edu/

The Clinical Veterinarian will help develop and provide day-to-day administration of veterinary care to University-owned animals for the WSU Office of the Campus Veterinarian. Responsibilities include regularly exercising independent judgment and discretion in work directly related to providing adequate veterinary care and oversight to animals used in research, teaching and testing at Washington State University as mandated by federal law, regulations, accreditation standards and university policy as set by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Required qualifications:  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD) degree. License to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Washington or eligibility to be licensed within 6 months of hire. Category II Accreditation from the National Veterinary Accreditation Program of the USDA or eligibility to be accredited within 6 months of hire. Three (3) years of experience directly related to exotic animal, zoological or laboratory animal medicine.

Closing date is November 15, 2016. For full description of position requirements and to apply, visit www.wsujobs.com . WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.


Attending Veterinarian
Toxicology Research, Singapore

Posted 27 October 2016

An Attending Veterinarian opportunity has arisen with a Toxicology research center in Singapore. This center focus on non-clinical toxicology research studies of human lifestyle disease.

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

You will plan and oversee animal health programs, including disease surveillance monitoring, animal treatment and assist in developing plans for husbandry, continuous improvement and care of laboratory animals.

The attending veterinarian oversees and directs the facilities' pathology program, implements initiatives to address business and regulatory submission requirements by use of state-of-the-art pathology methods/techniques.

Further responsibilities are developing and coaching junior veterinarian(s), participating in the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) in the review of animal protocols, compliance with NACLAR guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), implementation of the 3R principles and advising the IACUC and other staff on animal health issues, animal treatment, anesthetics and analgesics.

In terms of education, we are seeking candidates with degree in Veterinary Science or Veterinary Medicine (DVM or equivalent, AVMA accredited veterinary degree, MRCVS veterinary degree in combination with successful completion of NAVLE or NVE exams); AVA fully registered / registerable veterinarian. Diplomate of ACLAM or ECLAM, Fachtierarzt or equivalent qualification preferred.

In addition, you have laboratory animal science experience with rodents within toxicology or non-clinical studies. The company values candidates with initiative and interest to learn new experimental techniques.                                                                                                          

This company offers a well-funded international work environment. They appreciate and encourage their staff to self-empower.

Please send your application to Charis.chua@hays.com.sg for further discussion.


Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian (NHP)
FDA/HHA-National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), Division of Veterinary Services, Jefferson, AR

Posted 27 October 2016

POSITION CLASSIFICATION: FLS Exempt
HOURS: Scheduled hours may vary dependent upon contract requirements
SALARY: 100K-130K

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:   

  1. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent required. Possession of a degree from a veterinary college accredited by the AVMA Council on Education or possession of a certificate of equivalency from ECFVG (AVMA) or PAVE (AAVSB) preferred.
  2. License to practice veterinary medicine in Arkansas is preferred.
  3. Certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) with a research degree (MS or PhD) preferred.
  4. Minimum two (2) years’ experience providing veterinary medical and surgical care to nonhuman primates (NHPs).  Experience must include participation in and administration of environmental enrichment and preventive medicine programs for nonhuman primates.
  5. Experience and expertise with other laboratory animal species, especially rodents and zebrafish is desirable.
  6. Must have knowledge of laboratory animal technician duties and training.
  7. Must possess excellent knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations governing Animal Care/Diet Preparation facilities.
  8. Good knowledge of both spoken and written English.
  9. Must be a legal resident of the United States.

JOB SUMMARY

The Clinical Veterinarian provides veterinary support to NCTR laboratory animal programs consistent with NCTR guidelines, IACUC and EHS programs.  The primary responsibility shall be the provision of veterinary medical and surgical care to the NHP colony.  Participation in the veterinary medical care program for other animal species is included as a smaller component of the duties of this position and will depend on the needs of the Division of Veterinary Services (DVS) and the availability after commitments to the NHP colony are met.  Services will be in accordance with all applicable regulations. This position may also serve on the IACUC, or may serve as a resource to the IACUC on matters regarding the health and well-being of NHPs and other animal species.
    
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  •  Provide daily clinical care and treatment of laboratory animals to include participation in emergency call schedule and after-hours veterinary care ICU, night, weekend and holiday coverage with DVS veterinarians as required.
  • Assist in the oversight of the NHP colony health, including health surveillance.
  • Participate in research protocols as a co-investigator or provide advice, consultation and technical/medical surgical services to the NCTR investigators who utilize NHPs in research protocols.
  • Provide oversight of veterinary technical and colony management personnel.
  • Perform training and instruction on techniques associated with research animal use for technicians and the NCTR research staff.
  • Work with the Behaviorist in the implementation of the environmental enrichment program.
  • Develop and maintain compatible socially housed NHPs within the research requirements.  
  • Ensure NCTR policies and procedures are followed and keep the contract in compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations and guidelines.


NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Occasionally: climbing, stooping, kneeling  

Often: reaching, standing, sitting, walking, pushing, pulling, talking, hearing       

Lifting/Moving Requirements: Minimum of 50 pounds

ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS

Work is performed mainly indoors in a laboratory environment and/or in an animal care, barrier facility, surgical or test procedure facility, diet/water prep facility, or animal housing/bedding cleaning and prep areas.  Work may require use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in both areas.  Work area may be prone to hot and humid conditions, and subject to objectionable odors, aerosols, dust, animal dander, and noise.  

Candidates should submit their resumes to:
Address:  The Bionetics Corporation, 101 Production Drive, Ste. 100, Yorktown, VA 23693, Attn: Susan Hayes
Email:  shayes@bionetics.com
Fax:  757-952-3700

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:  Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
VEVRAA Federal Contractor
Employability in the U.S. and pre-employment drug screen required.


Chief Animal Welfare Officer
SNBL USA, Everett, WA

Posted 27 October 2016

Job Summary:

Reporting to the President/CEO, and in collaboration with the Institutional Official, the Veterinary Medicine Program Director (VMPD) is responsible for the health and well-being of the animal colony in Everett, WA and Alice, TX.  The VMPD creates and monitors an organizational culture whereby animal care and use abides by the highest principles of veterinary care, science, ethics, humane treatment and regulatory requirements.  Set strategy and incorporate continuous improvement culture to ensure that animal well-being is promoted and monitored at all times.

Responsibilities:

Has direct or delegated program authority and responsibility to ensure that exceptional veterinary care is provided at all times.  Veterinary care includes programs that oversee health surveillance, examination, diagnoses, treatment and control of diseases; providing appropriate anesthesia and analgesia; surgery, post surgical care; assessment of animal well being; humane euthanasia. 

Create a comprehensive, progressive and industry-leading animal welfare program.  Provide organizational leadership as a recognized expert in veterinary care and regulatory compliance.  Serve as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Champion and sponsor of the 3 R’s program at SNBL USA.

·      Replace the use of animals with alternative techniques, where possible.

·      Reduce the number of animals used to obtain information from fewer animals or more information from the same number of animals.

·      Refine the way research is carried out.  This includes better housing and improvements to procedures which minimize pain and distress and/or improve animal welfare.

Serve as a primary liaison with USDA, AAALAC, and other regulatory agencies as needed.

Direct and approve departmental resources, personnel, fiscal assignments/budget proposals and allocations.

Ensure that SOPs, SSPs, Policies, Training Manuals, etc. conform to best-in-industry standards relating to animal care, technical procedures, facilities, data generation, etc.

Consult with and advise study directors, clients and other staff on study design and implementation concerning animal procedures, health and welfare issues.

Oversee staff in Veterinary Services in Everett, WA and Alice, TX. Carry out leadership responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include: interviewing and hiring; mentoring and coaching employees, addressing complaints, and conflict resolution.  Communicate areas of accountability and performance expectations to staff.

Oversee or manage the DEA Controlled Substances program including inventory requirements, regulations, controls and appropriate training.

Oversee bi-annual SOP review, IACUC onsite semi-annual review and monthly environmental enrichment case exemption reviews.

Provide expertise for the development of environmental health and safety, emergency response and occupational health programs.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or Equivalent.
  • 10 to 15 years experience in laboratory animal practice with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • 5-10 years of strong leadership experience.
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in one US state.  Eligible for licensure in Washington State. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine or equivalent is strongly preferred.
  • Proven track record of building and leading strong teams. Skilled at communicating with all levels of employees. Ability to manage change.
  • Able to understand budgets and financial plans.
  • Continual GLP training required.

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Veterinary Pathologist
Southwest National Primate Research Center at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, TX

Posted 27 October 2016

The Southwest National Primate Research Center at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, is seeking applications for a Veterinary Pathologist position.  The principal function of this position is to share responsibilities with another veterinary pathologist for diagnostic and research support for about 4000 nonhuman primates, a small rodent colony, and ABSL-3 and ABSL-4 containment laboratories.  This position also assists in training programs and collaborates with intramural and extramural investigators.  Research topics include infectious diseases such as AIDS, hepatitis, herpes viruses, Chagas disease, and select agents; neonatal diseases; control of blood pressure and digestive disorders; pathobiology of spontaneous and experimentally induced diseases/conditions; and the genetic and environmental basis for susceptibility to atherosclerosis, hypertension, obesity, and other chronic diseases. 

Candidates must possess a D.V.M/V.M.D. degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school.  License to practice veterinary medicine in the United States is preferred.  Board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists is required.  Residency training or advanced degree and substantial experience in nonhuman primate clinical and anatomic pathology are preferred.  

This is a full-time salaried (exempt) position with work hours of Monday through Friday  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and shared on-call responsibilities for nights, weekends, and holidays.  The successful candidate will report to Dr. Edward J. Dick Jr., Veterinary Pathologist.  For questions regarding this position contact Dr. Edward J. Dick Jr. at edick@TxBiomed.org.

Application packets are accepted electronically or in hard copy.  Apply online at http://www.txbiomed.org/about/employment. Completed application packet is a requirement for all positions.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Texas Biomed is committed to a drug-free workplace.  Pre-employment drug screen is required. EOE

Texas Biomedical Research Institute is one of the world's leading independent biomedical research institutions dedicated to advancing global human health through innovative biomedical research.  Located on a 200-acre campus on the northwest side of San Antonio, Texas, the Institute partners with hundreds of researchers and institutions around the world, targeting advances in the fight against emerging infectious diseases, AIDS, hepatitis, malaria, parasitic infections and a host of other diseases, as well as cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, obesity, cancer, psychiatric disorders, and problems of pregnancy.  For more information on Texas Biomed, go to www.TxBiomed.org


Laboratory Animal Surgery and Medicine Veterinary Internship
Tufts University, Boston, MA

Posted 27 October 2016

The Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) has an immediate opening for a one-year veterinary internship in laboratory animal surgery and medicine at the Tufts University Health Sciences Campus/Tufts Medical Center, located in downtown Boston. We are seeking an enthusiastic veterinary graduate with an interest in laboratory animal medicine, a very strong interest in surgery, and excellent interpersonal skills. The internship will provide a solid foundation in laboratory animal medicine that will assist the candidate with obtaining a residency position or employment in the field. The intern will be heavily involved in our Surgical and Interventional Research Laboratories (SIRL) facility. SIRL is a full-service surgical testing and training facility used by industry and academia for preclinical medical devices and diagnostic testing, specializing in prototype studies, new surgical techniques, product evaluation, comparative testing and physician training and demonstration.

The intern will also participate in other DLAM services, including the Animal Health Service, Comparative Pathology Services, and Animal Husbandry Service. The intern will have significant training and supervision initially and then will be expected to function autonomously with a senior veterinarian available for consultation. In addition, the intern will be required to present and attend seminars during the course of the year.

Tufts University/Tufts Medical Center is an AAALAC-accredited program with 4 veterinarians (including 2 ACLAM diplomates, 1 SRS veterinary surgeon, and 1 ACVP diplomate) who provide care for diverse species in a wide range of research fields. The candidate should possess a veterinary degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and licensure to practice in one state within the US. The expected salary will be ~$47,500 with full benefits and financial support to attend a national conference. The term of the internship is 1-year.

The internship is an excellent opportunity for a veterinarian who has an interest in a career in laboratory animal medicine and surgery. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, veterinary transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable), and 3 letters of recommendation to:     

Scott E. Perkins, VMD, MPH, Dipl. ACLAM
Senior Director, DLAM
Tufts University
136 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111    
617-636-8354 FAX
scott.perkins@tufts.edu (emailing the documents is preferred)

Completed applications will be reviewed starting November 9, 2016. The anticipated start date would be no later than January 3, 2017.

For further information, please feel free to contact Dr. Perkins at (617) 636-5615 or via e-mail at <scott.perkins@tufts.edu>.

***Please note—we are unable to offer any assistance with housing in the Boston area.


Director/Senior Director of Veterinarian Services/Chief Veterinarian
Kunming Biomed International, Kunming, Yunnan, China

Posted 26 October 2016

Kunming Biomed International (KBI) is seeking a Director/ Senior Director of Veterinary Services / Chief Veterinarian to direct the operations of its nonhuman primate (NHP) veterinary care program, personnel, and facilities. The Director/Senior Director/Chief Veterinarian's position takes on the primary role of the Institutional Attending Veterinarian with oversight and direction of all animal facilities at KBI. This full time position has ultimate responsibility to ensure that KBI’s institutional animal care, welfare, and use program is implemented in a manner that meets the highest international regulatory animal care and use standards and ethical governance.  The position offered provides an excellent opportunity for the qualified candidate who seeks to pursue a hybrid managerial and veterinary clinical career at a world-class Contract Research Organization (CRO).

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversight of the KBI animal care, welfare and use program
  • Day-to-day implementation of veterinary disease surveillance, preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic medicine
  • Oversight of programs for pre- and postoperative care, anesthesia, analgesia, and euthanasia
  • Interacting with study directors and researchers to provide veterinary clinical/ technical/ scientific expertise, and surgical support
  • General training and supervision of the veterinarians, veterinary support and husbandry staff
  • Educating and training of research staff on animal welfare, care and use
  • Performing veterinary review of study protocols for Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval
  • Ensuring that animal use policies and procedures are in compliance with relevant international and local regulations as well as industry standards and with the AAALAC guidelines
  • Participation in IACUC facility/programmatic evaluations and policy reviews
  • Establishment and/or monitoring of the environment, health and safety program
  • Preparation, review, revision and/or implementation of relevant Standard operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Participation in hosting of all relevant compliance/accreditation visits and client inspections and audits
  • Oversight/conduct of animal vendor audits and clinical evaluation of suitability of animals for studies and research projects
  • Providing input on facility design and equipment operations for quality improvement

Requirements:

The candidate must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree from an internationally recognized veterinary medical college or university; in addition to relevant board certification, post DVM residency training and/or graduate degree(s) i.e., MS or PhD, are an advantage.

The candidate should have in-depth knowledge and experience in laboratory animal medicine, vivarium oversight and disease surveillance, animal welfare management, and in relevant veterinary techniques and protocols; with demonstrable knowledge of applicable local and international regulations, AAALAC guidelines, as well as industry standards required for all aspects of animal care and use programs.

Demonstrate excellent leadership and management qualities and interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively and cooperatively in a team environment

Highly exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English with excellent oral presentation skills; computer-proficient with excellent practical knowledge and proficiency in MS Office applications

Greater than 5 years of experience in laboratory animal medicine working in a CRO or pharmaceutical company, research facility or medical/clinical center/institution; nonhuman primate (NHP) work experience acquired in a CRO, research, academic or industry facility setting is a definite advantage; with over 2 years of relevant managerial role with proven administrative experience either in directing an animal facility or a significant component of an animal research program.

Interested applicants may send their CV and application letter to:
Ms. Nancy Zhang
Human Resource Manager
Kunming Biomed International (KBI)
Tel.: +86 871 65952636
E-mail: zhanglixian@kbimed.com


Senior Clinical Veterinarian
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Posted 14 October 2016

Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Office of Animal Resources (OAR)

Requisition # 69896

Starting salary range Commensurate with experience – typically between $100,000 - $125,000

The Office of Animal Resources, which provides husbandry and veterinary care of all research animals at the University of Iowa, invites applications for the position of Senior Clinical Veterinarian.  Our growing animal care program provides a great opportunity to demonstrate and enhance your skill as a clinician and interact with research staff working on a variety of medical and behavioral research.  The University of Iowa offers competitive salary and excellent benefits.  See Why Iowa for more information about why UI may be the right career choice for you and why you will enjoy working and living in Iowa City.

In this position, you will: 

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine
  • Active veterinary license in at least one state.
  • Board certification or board eligibility in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Current experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine through a formal residency program or experience route; typically, two (2) years (if formal residency program completed).  
  • Familiarity with current USDA and PHS regulations, and the AAALAC International accreditation process.
  • Effective communication skills to develop and maintain relationships and to influence compliance with policies and regulations.
  • Demonstrated job related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet UI Fleet Safety driving requirements
  • 6+ years of current experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine preferred.
  • Proficient in computer software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and various database systems.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species and in their housing from conventional to barrier to bio-containment facilities.
  • Knowledge of university policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Experience with animal surgical suite management including USDA and non-regulated animals.

For information about the Office of Animal Resources, please visit our web site http://animal.research.uiowa.edul/

Applicants please apply for this position through The University of Iowa’s web site at: http://jobs.uiowa.edu. (Requisition # 69896) 

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


Animal Care Services Officer RE8732
Laboratory Animal Resources, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Posted 10 October 2016

Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and the brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life balance that the University strives to provide to its employees. See for yourself what makes UK one great place to work.

The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) is an AAALAC accredited centralized Core Research Service Center that provides animal care and animal research facilities and support for faculty in the colleges of the University of Kentucky Medical Center. DLAR currently employs about 50 professional, technical and administrative support staff including three veterinarians and has a budget of approximately $5 million for FY 2016-2017. The Director reports to the Vice President for Research and has primary responsibility for the management, operation and development of this essential Core Research Facility. In addition, the Director works with the IACUC, Office of the Attending Veterinarian, and other UK administrators, faculty and staff to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and policies related to humane care and use of animals for research, teaching and testing.

The preferred candidate will be a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine with experience in supervising and managing an animal core unit, cost accounting standards, cost analysis and rate setting, and budget development.

To apply for job # RE08732, submit a UK Online Application at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/124551. If you have any questions, contact HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555 press 2. Application deadline is November 13, 2016.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/28cbpjy5cz


Clincial Veterinarian
University Research Animal Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Posted 10 October 2016

The University of Georgia animal care and use program is on the move.  We are looking for a great veterinarian to join us in our growing AAALAC-accredited program. Specifically, we are seeking applications and nominations to engage a full-time clinical veterinarian for University Research Animal Resources (URAR) to support a new Nonhuman Primate Core Facility.  UGA URAR supports a broad variety of activities using diverse species; provides facilities which include a large ABSL3/BSL3-Ag facility, rodent barrier/containment, rabbit, amphibian, aquaculture, agricultural and primate areas; and promotes continuous development of a high-quality, service-oriented research resource that provides optimal animal care.  In the near future we will be adding a new nonhuman primate core facility and a small gnotobiotic facility.

Reporting directly to the Director of University Research Animal Resources, the duties will focus on supporting the Nonhuman Primate Core Facility, and will include providing veterinary care; performing diagnostic and research-related procedures, serving as an alternate member of the IACUC; participating in training investigators, research staff, and URAR professionals; assuring compliance with applicable policy, guidelines, and laws; consulting with faculty on the development of research projects; and mentoring and instructing veterinary externs and residents as part of an emerging academic comparative medicine program based in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Candidates with residency training and ACLAM certification or eligibility to sit for the exam are preferred, and previous experience working with macaques is required.  Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited college of veterinary medicine and a license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States.  The ability to communicate clearly and concisely with colleagues, supervised URAR professionals, and other stakeholders is critical.  This is a full time, non-tenure track staff position.  Additional professional development through collaboration and ACLAM board certification are strongly encouraged and supported.

Applicants must apply on the UGA HR website at https://www.ugajobsearch.com. A letter of application along with a curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references should be sent to Heather Stoltz, University Research Animal Resources, 501 D.W. Brooks Drive, Rm H383, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-7411.  For additional information about the position and program please contact Dr. Lois Zitzow at 706-542-4173 or at lzitzow@uga.edu<mailto:lzitzow@uga.edu>.

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