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Senior Scientist, Clinical Vet and In Vivo Models Lead, Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., South San Francisco, CA

 7/26/21

Applications

https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/2105923942W?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-US

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C., a division of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for a Senior Scientist – Clinical Veterinarian & In Vivo Models Lead. The Clinical Veterinarian & In Vivo Models Lead will be responsible for veterinary care, in vivo training, animal welfare/3Rs, and establishing/expanding in vivo modeling technical innovations.

Essential responsibilities:

Veterinary Care

  • Provide routine veterinary care for assigned area(s) of clinical responsibility, including participating in an on-call schedule to provide after-hours and weekend veterinary coverage.
  • Perform and document physical examinations of incoming and resident animals as required by regulations in support of a program of quality veterinary care. This includes performing routine “grand veterinary rounds” for the purpose of observing animal health and animal care.
  • Oversee the program of acclimation and/or quarantine of incoming animals. This includes all necessary and appropriate health checks and surveillance of incoming and resident animals, as well as, release of animals from acclimation/quarantine.
  • Oversee a program of preventative and diagnostic veterinary care; Supervise or perform diagnostic procedures and processing in house or with service providers. Examples include fecal analysis, bacterial culture, tuberculin testing, gross necropsy, diagnostic imaging, and rodent sentinel health surveillance.
  • Provide oversight and training to assure quality care is provided to the animals by staff and animal scientists.
  • Contribute to deliver and regular updates of training programs and orientation for staff, scientists, and other personnel prior to assigning independent vivarium access.

In Vivo Models & Scientific Collaborations

  • Provide local scientific leadership for in vivo partnerships with therapeutic/functional area in vivo researcher teams.
  • Establish collaborative research projects with in vivo scientists in support of drug discovery (e.g., animal model development or improvement), including contributing to the study design, execution, and data analysis/interpretation.
  • Liaison with local IVS animal care & research support staff who provide scientific support to local in vivo research teams.
  • Provide in vivo pharmacology and disease model expertise across multiple projects within our drug discovery portfolio.
  • Interact with in vivo scientists to understand their in vivo research needs, engaging them in a flexible and constructive manner to address matters of ethical review with a focus on 3Rs, humane endpoints, and avoidance of adverse effects.
  • Develop animal welfare & 3Rs related in vivo projects, including serving as a visible champion for the 3Rs in study design and execution. 
  • In partnership with the local IVS Site Lead and IVS Global Head, assist in the development of the IVS Global Strategy for In Vivo Models & Scientific Collaborations for the local in-house vivarium ensuring alignment with overall departmental and organizational goals.

Vivarium Operations Management

  • Support vivarium renovation(s) and construction build-out(s) with appropriate subject matter expertise and/or oversight. Support expectations and need for reliability and operation of facility and key equipment with staff, maintenance personnel and other contractors by continuous education and corroborative problem solving.
  • In partnership with the IVS Site Lead and operational staff, assess the impact of investigator requests for new/additional work (e.g., additional space and equipment allocations, introduction of a new species, significant increases in census, changes to work processes, etc.).

Requirements (qualifications, etc.)

  • DVM/VMD or equivalent from an AVMA-accredited or recognized school of veterinary medicine with a minimum of three (3) years of experience in animal-based research is required. (Major biotech/pharma experience is preferred.)
  • Currently licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state is required (State of California highly preferred). National Veterinary Accreditation current or eligible is required.
  • Residency certificate from an accredited program for Laboratory Animal Medicine and/or ACLAM boarded is preferred.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; Must be able to regularly read, understand, and follow-through on all correspondence.
  • Excellent computer skills including a good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Skype highly
  • Must be able to work under time constraints with minimal supervision of day-to-day responsibilities
  • Must be able to regularly read, understand, verify accuracy, and document various written of protocols, including Animal Care and Use Protocols, Standard Operating Procedures, work instructions, etc. is required.
  • Experience working with external regulatory agencies and accreditation groups is required.
  • Compliance and working knowledge of applicable USDA, FDA, GLPs, GMPs is preferred
  • Experience and understanding of applicable animal welfare guidelines and AAALAC requirements is required.
  • Working/mechanical knowledge of key vivarium equipment and operational processes is preferred.
  • Interacts with all levels within the organization to communicate quality/compliance and concerns/issues.
  • Actively participate in the profession through research/scholarly work and involvement in local, state, and national professional organizations.
  • Must complete all annual training requirements; perform all work per appropriate safety standards.
  • Keep abreast of current trends and practices in field of expertise by completing required continuing education.
  • Ability to wear all Personal Protective Equipment is required to perform work tasks; Applicable vaccinations may be required for entry and work within specific laboratory and vivarium spaces.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Some domestic and international travel (10%) may be required.
  • Some “off-core business hours” meeting participation and work is required.

Preferred: 

  • Understanding of the overall process of drug discovery and development is preferred. 
  • Major biotech/pharma experience preferred. 

IVS Essential Personnel Statement: 

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 Janssen, 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.

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us. We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science.

We are Janssen. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Learn more at www.janssen.com  and follow us @JanssenGlobal.  Janssen Research & Development, LLC is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.

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

United States-California-South San Francisco-260 E. Grand Avenue
Janssen BioPharma, Inc. (6224)
Job Function R&D
Requisition ID 2105923942W


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Staff Scientist/Facility Head, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS),Baltimore, MD

 7/26/21

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for a Staff Scientist/Facility Head to direct the AAALAC accredited Animal Care Program within its Intramural Research Program (IRP).  Research supported by the Animal Care Program will focus on fundamental brain mechanisms related to addiction, and novel means of manipulating those mechanisms and associated brain circuitry for addiction treatment. Primary responsibilities of the Director will include serving as a partner in and facilitator of the research enterprise within the IRP; providing oversight of operations; ensuring that appropriate quality standards are maintained in clinical care, facilities, housing, personnel, and equipment in compliance with federal regulations and policies; and playing an active role in the development, oversight, and participation in animal user training. The incumbent will serve as Animal Program Director with responsibility for maintaining AAALAC accreditation; will represent NIDA on the NIH Animal Program Directors Committee and serve as Attending Veterinarian on NIDA's IACUC.

The successful candidate must be committed to scientific excellence and highly collaborative research and will foster this through the direction of the animal program. Minimum qualifications include a DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited or approved college of veterinary medicine, a current license to practice veterinary medicine in any U.S. state. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is preferred. In addition, applicants must demonstrate a proven record of management and operation of an AAALAC accredited animal care program of similar magnitude and complexity and demonstrated experience meeting all regulations and policies pertaining to animal care and use. Ideally, applicants will have served as an Animal Program Director at an equivalent facility for at least 3 years.

Applicants must possess demonstrable experience and skills in management and supervision, budget oversight, resource allocation, facility design, rodent and nonhuman primate colony management and disease control. In addition, applicants must possess the ability to analyze, prioritize and delegate resources while managing multiple projects. Expertise and experience should include demonstration of positive and collegial interactions with staff at all levels and with scientific staff to promote and facilitate their research and scholarly contributions.

Appointees may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment authorization visa.  Applicants must submit a Curriculum Vitae (including bibliography), a two-page (single spaced) summary of experience, and contact information for three professional references, as well as an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement (not to exceed 2 pages, single spaced) that describe your mentoring, teaching, or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse population of women, individuals from racial/ethnic minorities, and other groups who are underrepresented in biomedical research.

Please email application materials to Deon Harvey, Management Analyst, NIDA IRP at deon.harvey@nih.gov.

Applications will be accepted through August 27, 2021.

For additional information, you may contact:
Charles Bradberry, PhD,
Search Committee Chair and Senior Investigator, NIDA, Charles.Bradberry@nih.gov

The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

The HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers


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Director of Comparative Medicine Program & Veterinary Resources & Attending Veterinarian, Charles River Insourcing Solutions University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD


7/26/21

Charles River is seeking a Director of Comparative Medicine Program & Veterinary Resources & Attending Veterinarian for our Insourcing Solutions University of Maryland site located in Baltimore, MD.

The Director of Comparative Medicine Program & Veterinary Resources/Attending Veterinarian will oversee animal health and welfare (veterinary services, husbandry service and related compliance) for Charles River at University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) schools and affiliates.  More specifically, duties will include working collaboratively with the IACUC on regulatory adherence.  Providing oversight of operations, with support for business operations as indicated.  Ensuring that appropriate quality standards are maintained in clinical care, facilities, housing, personnel, and equipment in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and policies.  Playing an active role in the development and oversight of animal user training and outreach programs for the UMB campus Serving on relevant University and School committees.

They will work closely with the SOM Associate Dean to ensure that research collaborations are well-supported by the Comparative Medicine faculty and staff, including those which require the Gnotobiotic facility.  Assisting or directing faculty and staff to assist Pls in including appropriate animal support on grant applications.  Ensuring that appropriate, high quality, veterinary support is organized and understood for all research projects, including projects requiring GLP standards.  Serving as a partner in and facilitator of the research enterprise across UMB.

The ideal candidate must have at least five years of managerial experience in a leadership role in a research environment with budgetary responsibilities and a history of major administrative contributions to their organization. A collaborative leadership perspective and experience promoting the highest quality and safety in veterinary programs are essential. Candidates must hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree, be eligible for licensure in the State of Maryland to serve as Attending Veterinarian, USDA accreditation, and board certification or eligibility for certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine. 

For resume submissions, please apply online at criver.com. For inquiries, please contact Alicia Miller, Associate Director Human Resources, at alicia.miller@crl.com.


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Director, Laboratory Animal Resource Center and Attending Veterinarian, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

7/26/21

Appointment Type    Clinical Track Faculty

Department                IUSM - Laboratory Animal Resource Center

Campus                      IU School of Medicine Indianapolis

The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is announcing the search for a Director and Attending Veterinarian.  The successful candidate will provide leadership in all aspects of the Center, including but not limited to outstanding animal care and welfare, strong research and teaching programs and optimal relationships among affiliated entities at Indiana University.

The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) contributes to and enhances the services and collaborative efforts of medical research at IU School of Medicine. In addition to the provision of basic husbandry for a wide variety of laboratory animal species, the veterinary staff and other highly experienced laboratory animal professionals of the IU School of Medicine, LARC provides training, supplies, and specialized service support for medical research.  IUSM’s AAALAC-accredited animal facilities and animal care program is extensive, encompassing 8 buildings with species ranging from rodents and aquatics to swine. The average daily animal census of laboratory and agricultural animals maintained in IUSM facilities, totals more than 85,000.

Reporting directly to the Executive Associate Dean for Research, the Director for Laboratory Animal Resource Center and Attending Veterinarian will be a member of the EADR’s senior research leadership team and lead IUSM’s animal care program, oversee the veterinary care and husbandry for a variety of vertebrate animal species (including fish, rodents, dogs, cats, and swine) at all IUPUI-associated facilities, develop, update and implement processes, policies and standard operation procedures for animal facility functions and animal care as needed to ensure animal care meets or exceeds all federal animal welfare regulations and guidelines, IUSM policies, and accreditation standards, and, ensure that IUSM maintains full accreditation with AAALAC.

IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the country with more than 20,000 living alumni and 3,000 learners on nine campuses across the state. Its diverse faculty is made up of 2,700 full-time members and 3,200 volunteer faculty who are responsible for training medical, graduate and postgraduate students. IU School of Medicine is the only allopathic medical school in Indiana.

As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence.  We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community.  We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana

The IU School of Medicine provides concierge and dual career services to assist new faculty with their personal or family’s relocation needs.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate or Terminal degree is required. Minimum qualifications include a DVM or VMD (or equivalent), ACLAM board certified, ability to obtain an Indiana veterinary medical license, state and federal controlled substance registrations, USDA APHIS category II accreditation, and FBI Security Risk Assessment (SRA) within 6 months of employment and maintain in good-standing throughout employment. This is a clinical track position, rank will be determined based on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Department Contact for Questions
Karin Davis
E-mail: davis219@iu.edu
Additional Qualifications        

Special Instructions

Please include (1) a letter of interest including key leadership experiences and (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for 3 professional references. The priority review deadline is August 22, 2021. A background check will be mandatory for the selected applicant. The review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified, however for full consideration, please apply by August 22, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/11133

Priority Application Review Deadline 08/22/2021

Expected Start Date  

OAA # IUSM011272016


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Clinical Veterinarians, The University of Chicago, Biological Sciences Division, Department of Surgery

7/19/21

Position Description

The University of Chicago's Department of Surgery is searching for full-time faculty members at any rank.  The appointees will share responsibilities including clinical care and oversight of multiple species, assisting in the Animal Resources Center (ARC) training program as well as the The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM ) recognized veterinary residency training program, contributing to the development of institutional animal care and use policies, participating in The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocol review, and providing investigator consultation on research protocols.  Other duties will include teaching and supervision of trainees and students, and scholarly activity.

We especially welcome applicants with ACLAM board certification or those preparing for the ACLAM board certification examination.  Academic rank and compensation (including a generous package of fringe benefits) are dependent upon qualifications.

The Animal Resources Center (ARC) at The University of Chicago oversees the care and use of all research animals on campus.  It is responsible for the clinical veterinary care of over a dozen different species housed in 138,000 square feet of centrally managed research facilities.  The ARC with the Department of Surgery, is home to The University of Chicago Laboratory Animal Medicine Training Program, a 3-year ACLAM recognized residency program intended for veterinarians who want to pursue a career in the laboratory animal medicine.  As part of the ARC training program, clinical veterinarians also train veterinary technicians, and students through a variety of externship experiences.  The ARC has a robust rodent research program which includes ASBL2 and ABSL3 containment facilities.  Our facilities are designed and constructed to exclude adventitious infectious agents from areas where defined health status animals are housed.  Highly trained staff support these facilities, including a Special Services Technician Program composed of a group of elite animal care technicians who offer technical research support to investigators outside of routine animal care. Investigator research comprises a diverse spectrum of biomedical research including immunology, oncology, infectious disease, behavior, and diabetes.  The ARC’s large animal program includes non-human primates, pigs, dogs, opossums, and a variety of other USDA covered species.  The large animal program has up to date imaging modalities such as CT, MRI, and ultrasound and strives to use the most recent advances in multimodal anesthesia and analgesia for diagnostic and research use.  Veterinarians are an integral part of the ongoing surgical research, which involves neurological implants and cardiovascular work.  The ARC also includes one of the leading germ-free and gnotobiotic programs in the country, the Gnotobiotic Research Animal Facility (GRAF).  The GRAF is a highly specialized unit that houses germ free (free of all non-self- organisms such as bacteria, virus, and parasites) mice and mice that have been selectively associated with specific organisms.  These animals are utilized in multidisciplinary animal models supporting research objectives not only within the Basic Sciences Division but also in support of collaborative studies across the other divisions of The University of Chicago.  The ARC supports this type of research with highly skilled, specially trained staff who provide all care and experimental procedures. The ARC team works closely with the IACUC on assuring animal welfare and application of the 3Rs.  Recent efforts have focused on elimination of sentinel animals through the use of the exhaust air dust health monitoring for rodents and introducing the use of tunnel handling for mice.

Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must: 1) have a DVM or VMD from an AVMA accredited institution, 2) hold or be eligible for veterinary licensure in the State of Illinois, and 3) hold ACLAM Board certification or have completed training in laboratory animal medicine or be preparing for the ACLAM board certification examination.

To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: https://apply.interfolio.com/90632. Applicants must upload: CV including bibliography and cover letter. Review of applications ends when the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.


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Veterinarian Program Manager, National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease (NIAID), Fort Detrick, MD

7/15/21

Laulima Government Solutions is looking for a qualified Veterinarian Program Manager  to provide leadership support services for the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease (NIAID) in a high containment facility.

The Veterinarian Program Manager will provide supervisory, management and reporting activities, conduct Veterinary Medical Duties (facility veterinarian) and provide study support and consultation to the IRF investigators. Provide full-time veterinary support to the animal care and use program, as directed by the DCR Animal Program Director, and will share on-call services responsibilities.

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Must qualify to work in a high containment environment, which entails DOJ security background check, meeting NIH DOHS physical requirements, and participation in the NIH Biosurety program.
  • Represents Comparative Medicine (CM) at facility level meetings; interacts with IRF leadership, lab managers, and science staff to coordinate Comparative Medicine study support.
  • Manage Comparative Medicine Program; supervise animal facility manager and other contractor personnel.
  • Report to Laulima Operations Director regarding contract specific research support activities, workflow, work assignment, and personnel management issues.
  • Interacts closely with NIAID DCR APD regarding program direction and implementation of compliant laboratory animal program IAW NIH policy and directives.
  • Provides training to new hires in the duties and responsibilities of animal care and facility operations.  
  • Maintain CM/Pathology emergency/weekend/holiday duty roster and share on-call clinical duties with DCR APD 
  • As a research team member, facilitate comparative medicine core support; advise investigators on animal models and animal health issues related to ongoing studies; participate in endpoint determinations; provide medical interpretation of clinical data; bridge the in-life and post-life phases of animal studies
  • Provides quality assurance to include animal health surveillance, monitoring of environmental parameters and effectiveness of facility sanitation.
  • Reviews, comprehends and complies with all SOP's and quality assurance standards pertaining to specific area.
  • Maintains accurate records of animal health and housing as well as support areas as required by Institute and facility.
  • Operates equipment and uses supplies according to safety guidelines; performs general housekeeping and adheres to safety procedures.
  • Maintains consistent practice of general company and safety policies and procedures and MSDS guidelines, including those related to biohazards and radioactive substances. Performs all duties in compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
  • Maintains required attendance level and adherence to work schedule in accordance with required staffing levels in order to ensure that assigned duties are completed.
  • If necessary, communicating directly with the manufacturers on problems with the equipment.
  • Perform routine veterinary medical duties, including physical examinations, health assessment of research animals, animal procurement, monitor routine husbandry, diagnostic evaluations, oversee maintenance of colony health assessment, routine observations and medical records maintenance, and facilitate study-specific animal manipulations, surgical and imaging support.
  • Consults with imaging team to evaluate and interpret animal images; make medical and research-related recommendations based on image interpretations
  • Present and/or publish peer-reviewed scientific findings
  • Ensure compliance with safety policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Degree/Education/Certification Requirements: 

  • Doctoral degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) from an accredited veterinary school, or acceptable international equivalent in veterinary medicine. Should have completed an ACLAM approved residency program or have substantial experience in the field and be board eligible or board certified by ACLAM.

Experience/Certification/Licensure:

  • The successful candidate will be a board-certified veterinarian licensed in one U.S. state with at least seven years of experience gained while working in multi-biosafety level animal program(s), four of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity. Experience in specialty areas such as rodent and rabbit facilities management, nonhuman primate facilities management, barrier management, hazard containment and animal facility data management are desirable.
  • Experience in specialty areas such as rodent and rabbit facilities management, nonhuman primate facilities management, barrier management, hazard containment and animal facility data management are desirable.
  • Must qualify to work in a high containment environment, which entails DOJ security background check, meeting NIH DOHS physical requirements, and participation in the NIH Biosurety program.

Desired Skills and Experience: 

  • Knowledge of Federal, state and NIH regulations and policies to ensure regulatory compliance such as OLAW, USDA, DEA, and AAALAC accreditation
  • Specialty trained in anatomic pathology with several years’ experience in diagnostic and research pathology a plus.
  • Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions and exhibit interpersonal skills that are conducive to effective communication and that contribute to a congenial work environment.
  • Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with clients, customers, coworkers, and supervisors.
  • Demonstrated ability to train new employees to competency in all aspects of animal care and facility cagewash performance.
  • Computer literacy in word processing and database record keeping helpful.
  • Prior or current experience conducting work in BSL3/4 is highly desirable.
  • Ability to read, write speak and understand English.

Clearance:

  • Individual must be able to meet the requirements for Public Trust Level 5b. For this level, candidates must complete and pass a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) with fingerprinting, and a Minimum Background Investigation (MBI).
  • Candidate must be a US Citizen

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 time off; and 10 paid holidays. Laulima Government Solutions, LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of individuals with disabilities and veterans. We are proud to state that we do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you are a person with a disability and you need an accommodation during the application process, please click        here         (recruiter@alakaina.com) t o request accommodation. We E-Verify all employees.

The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of industry-recognized government service firms designated as Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned and 8(a) certified businesses. The Family of Companies (FOCs) includes Ke`aki Technologies, Laulima Government Solutions, Kūpono Government Services, and Kapili Services, Po`okela Solutions,  Kīkaha Solutions, LLC,  and Pololei Solutions, LLC.  Alaka`ina Foundation activities under the 501(c)3 principally benefit the youth of Hawaii through charitable efforts which includes providing innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science & technology, and environmental stewardship.

For additional information, please visit  www.alakainafoundation.com

To view the entire job description and to apply go to https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=AKIMEKATECH&cws=43&rid=7862 


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Local Animal Welfare Officer, MilliporeSigma, Billerica, MA

7/12/21

A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your role:

The Attending Veterinarian (AV) will provide high quality clinical veterinary medicine for animal facilities at our (Rockville, MD) site and collaborate globally with colleagues fulfilling regulatory responsibilities including our Animal Use Review Board (MAUR). The Attending Veterinarian will also serve as the Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) and will support the site Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and interact with outside regulatory agencies including USDA and AAALAC intl. Furthermore, the AV/AWO role will assure the quality of care and animal facility environment follows corporate standards and policies; local, state, regional and federal regulations; and other guidelines. This position will report into the Global Animal Welfare Officer for NA/Israel.

Who you are:

  • Serve on the IACUC with overall responsibility for the care and use of laboratory animals
  • Educate investigators in understanding IACUC expectations and in the writing and preparation of animal use protocols; provide expertise and interpretation of animal welfare regulations to investigators as needed with attention on responsibility for 3R’s (Reduction, Replacement and Refinement of animal experiments), literature search for alternatives to procedures.
  • Track and Trend animal use and health data. Deliver on 3R (Reduction, Replacement and Refinement of animal experiments) KPIs.
  • Facilitate the smooth and efficient operation of the site IACUC, including facilitating animal use protocol review, conducting veterinary pre-review and be an active voting member of the IACUC, support the Post-Approval Monitoring activities, and semi-annual program reviews.
  • Participant in regulatory inspections/site visits and internal auditing groups.
  • Provide technical training for animal biomethodologies and actively work on application of 3R’s
  • Acts as auditor for animal using vendor qualification and supports Corporate AUV management team as needed.
  • Support the culture of caring at the local site of responsibility
  • Perform clinical veterinary rounds, assess all clinical cases, prescribe treatment and maintain animal health medical records.
  • Track and Trend morbidity and mortality of all animals, assess data to pull out trends that may indicate unanticipated outcomes, that are study related, other animal welfare incidents report these findings to IACUC and GAWO

Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM or equivalent degree, with a current State (US) veterinary license.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in a lab animal medicine in academia or industry or comparable field with record of increased responsibilities and accomplishments, including a minimum 3 years IACUC experience.
  • Highly skilled clinical veterinarian with direct experience in research animal welfare oversight, quality assurance, and IACUC functions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must possess clear understanding of regulations (e.g. USDA) and The Guide standards related to the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing.
  • Experience with AAALAC accreditation process.
  • Experience with Immunology and Oncology Models desired.

What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

Curious?  Apply and find more information at: https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=224455&company=merckgroup

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.


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Clinical Veterinarian, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

7/12/21

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

Faculty appointment ranking will be as an Assistant Scientist. Scientist track faculty are responsible for the research mission of the IUSM. All job duties as outlined herein are required to support the research mission. This is a non-tenure research track faculty position.

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

Veterinary Duties (~70%):

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

Regulatory Duties (~30%):

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

As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.

Basic Qualifications:           

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

Application Process:

To learn more about this opportunity or apply, visit: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/10352

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

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


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Clinical Veterinarian, Campus Animal Resources, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI

7/12/21

Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for the position of Clinical Veterinarian within Campus Animal Resources to provide primarily clinical care and veterinary consultation in support of the organization’s research mission. CAR is the regulatory oversight unit within the Office of Regulatory Affairs, comprised of more than 50 employees that deliver critical services in clinical care, husbandry, animal ordering, billing, and investigator training for animal research programs across the institution.

MSU is the pioneer land-grant institution in the Midwest with a growing biomedical research profile, multiple new animal facilities, and more than $725M in sponsored research expenditures in 2019. The institution was ranked recently as one of the top 5 fastest rising institutions in the country. Our breadth of research includes biomedical, veterinary, agricultural, fisheries, wildlife, behavior, women’s health, and precision medicine.

The University holds full AAALAC accreditation campus-wide including the College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the south campus animal farms and extension units. The City of East Lansing and surrounding towns offer a remarkably affordable cost of living within easy driving to everything from urban centers to hiking/biking trails, minor league baseball to lake front beaches.

Position Summary:

In this role, the incumbent will join a team of veterinarians and vet nurses that work together to provide daily care, diagnosis, treatment, and management of clinical cases identified in the research and production animal colonies. Other expectations will be to: assist with disease surveillance and prevention programs; participate in various activities to ensure compliance with local and federal regulations and guidelines with service to the IACUC; provide mentorship to student trainees on rotations; and assist generally with oversight and management of the animal care and use program.

Candidates that are planning for the ACLAM-certification examination are welcome to apply, and accommodations for study time and support will be prioritized.

Responsibilities:

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • USDA accredited veterinarian.
  • Advanced degree (M.S., Ph.D., M.P.H., etc.).

Please contact Dr. F. Claire Hankenson (fclaire@msu.edu) with inquiries. For link to apply: https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/507201/veterinarianclinical

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.


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Attending Veterinarian & LARC Director, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco CA

7/8/21

UCSF’s Attending Veterinarian and Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) Director (AV/D) is the organizational leader and ultimate campus authority on laboratory animal care for one of the largest research animal care & use programs, both nationally and internationally. The AV/D is a strategic leader within UCSF’s animal research program with primary responsibility for the health and welfare of all research animals on campus. The AV/D is also responsible for overseeing the financial management of animal care and use facilities and services.

The AV/D oversees the management of all LARC staff, operation of all LARC animal facilities and procedure space, and LARC programs and services for provision of animal husbandry, surgery and veterinary services (sharing on-call and clinical care duties), staff training, rodent breeding colony management, and technical operations. The AV/D and veterinary staff provide comprehensive veterinary medical services, serve as a valuable resource for animal model and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocol development, and participate in developing policies and procedures for all research and teaching animals at UCSF. 

Department Description

UCSF is the top public recipient of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for the 14th straight year. UCSF is dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care.

The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) supports UCSF’s research mission by providing expertise and superior care for all animals used in basic science and biomedical research at UCSF. As a central University resource for the faculty on all issues relating to laboratory animals, LARC assists faculty in their mission of research excellence by ensuring the humane care and use of animals in research. LARC also shares responsibility with other program stakeholders to ensure the program meets all state and federal regulatory requirements (OLAW/NIH for receipt of federal research funds, USDA-APHIS to maintain our USDA Registration) and maintains UCSF’s Association for the Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International accreditation.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral (D.V.M. / V.M.D.) or equivalent degree from an AVMA Council on Education accredited veterinary college or school
  • Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of California (if not CA licensed, you must obtain the CA license within 12 monthsor your employment is terminated)
  • NOTE: The Attending Veterinarian MUST maintain an active CA veterinary license.  Failure to maintain an active CA veterinarian license WILL result in immediate termination
  • CA Driver’s license (obtained within 90 days)
  • Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least ONE state in USA at time of hire is required.  Must obtain CA veterinary license as noted above
  • AVMA Board Certified Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)
  • Extensive (5 years or above) – high-level leadership and management experience in academic, government, military or large industry setting, directing employees and maintaining a positive, collaborative, collegial, and efficient work environment
  • Extensive (3 years or greater) experience supervising a variety of personnel who are performing animal health care functions including veterinarians, other professionals and technicians performing animal care, diagnostic procedures and research procedures
  • 5 or more years of knowledge associated with conducting animal research, study protocol reviews, IACUC matters, veterinary medical treatments and procedures, and advising researcher teams, IACUC on veterinary matters related to animal research
  • Minimum 10 or more years of related experience
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of NIH/OLAW, USDA, AAALACi, regulations and standards regarding animal research
  • Working familiarity with relevant computer software or techniques and related skills commensurate with an executive level position
  • Demonstrated experience in performance of basic veterinary medical procedures (post DVM)
  • Demonstrated good oral and written communication skills with a diverse group of people. Must be comfortable speaking to large audiences and explaining complex regulatory requirements to both scientists and lay people
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member in a leadership role. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with faculty, staff and other program offices through productive collaboration (IACUP, EH&S, Occupational Health, IT); ability to lead and mentor others
  • Ability to work in a high-volume environment, overseeing and prioritizing multiple diverse tasks with deadlines
  • Strong understanding of skills and tasks to provide superior customer service to facilitate research

    Note: Physical/health screening required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional Advanced degrees, such as MBA, PhD, MS
  • Completion of an ACLAM-recognized Training Program
  • Experience advising institutional officials and senior leaders on issues related to department operations or animal researchDemonstrated experience serving as the lead veterinarian interacting with the USDA veterinary staff during USDA inspections
  • Service as AAALACi Ad Hoc site visitor is valued, alternatively, may substitute prior leadership roles in AAALACi site visit process, such as preparing Program Descriptions and leading site visits
  • Budget analysis, preparation and meeting departmental financial goals demonstrating ability to operate an animal research care program in a financial responsible manner is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NIH rate setting rules and policies for animal research costs and budget and per diem rate setting
  • Knowledge of principles of animal care and standards for animal facilities
  • Knowledge and/or skill in the use of a wide variety of animal research models for researcher consultation and IACUC protocol review
  • License/Certification
  • Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of California (if not CA licensed, you must obtain the CA license within 12 months or your employment is terminated)
  • NOTE: The Attending Veterinarian MUST maintain an active CA veterinary license.  Failure to maintain an active CA veterinarian license WILL result in immediate termination
  • CA Driver’s license (obtained within 90 days)
  • Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least ONE state in USA at time of hire is required.  Must obtain CA veterinary license as noted above
  • AVMA Board Certified Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

To apply, please click on the following link:

Attending Veterinarian & LARC Director 60083BR

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=6495&siteid=5861#jobDetails=3155132_5861


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Staff Veterinarian, Northern Biomedical Research, Norton Shores, MI

7/7/21

Northern Biomedical Research is a non-clinical research organization located in Northern Michigan. Our knowledgeable team is experienced in providing industry-leading research for targeted-delivery of drugs, biologics, gene/cell therapies, and medical devices.  Our study directors and veterinary team work together to maximize successful design and implementation of targeted-delivery surgical studies.

Job Description:

The Staff Veterinarian reports to the Attending Veterinarian and participates in promoting day-to-day well-being and provision of clinical care for all animals used in the conduct of research studies within the test facility in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act. This includes monitoring and promoting animal well-being during all phases of the animal's life and during use on research studies.  Additional responsibilities of the SV include: rendering general clinical care, providing perioperative care for surgical cases, attending weekly rounds with veterinary technicians to overview progress of surgical/clinical cases, providing surgery and anesthesia personnel with training as needed, performing routine pre-study and on-study animal physical examinations/assessments, interacting collaboratively with surgical teams and study directors regarding animal welfare and responsible conduct of research activities, anticipating potential for adverse clinical complications that may arise from study and/or surgical procedures, enforcement of study animal removal criteria, providing periodic feedback to the AV on success of overall test-site animal welfare, and maintaining all required medical and drug-use licenses.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • DVM degree from US veterinary medical college or equivalent degree with US equivalency examination
  • Ability to obtain State of Michigan Veterinary License/Controlled Substance License
  • Experience: 2 years industry or CRO lab animal clinical medicine experience preferred
  • Certification: DACLAM, DACVS, or DACVA preferred

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with managing laboratory animal patients undergoing targeted-delivery surgical interventions
  • Strong understanding of general anesthesia principles for laboratory animals
  • Experience with review and interpretation of magnetic resonance images of CNS structures
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office core applications good written and oral communication skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Individuals will be working in both a vivarium and office setting
  • Physical requirements:  Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs. Ability to don and wear personal protective gear, including respirators.

Work Environment:  The person filling this position will spend approximately 30% in an office setting and 70% in the VIVARIUM. There may be exposure to animal pathogens and chemicals. There may be handling of, and/or exposure to animal tissue and zoonotic organisms.

Additional Notes:

  • Excellent understanding of study design and protocols.
  • Knowledge of GLPs and other federal regulations relating to care of laboratory animals.
  • Ability to work within teams.
  • Ability to work effectively under time constraints. Ability to take call on some nights, weekends, and holidays as required.

If interested in joining our team, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of at least three references to Dean Haan, Vice President, Human Resources at dean.haan@nbrlab.com


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Laboratory Animal Veterinarian Faculty Position, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

6/30/21

Mayo Clinic is seeking a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian for a Faculty Position in the Department of Comparative Medicine.

The Department of Comparative Medicine supports a wide variety of biomedical research programs including transgenic rodents and zebrafish. Animal programs and facilities are AAALAC accredited.

Mayo Clinic is ranked as the best hospital in the nation for 2020-2021 by U.S. News and World Report. We are the largest integrated, multidisciplinary academic medical center in the world with comprehensive programs in medical education and research that span across three group practice sites. We support a vibrant and diverse research enterprise, with programs in basic, translational, clinical, and population sciences. Mayo Clinic has a large number of world class faculty. Laboratories and shared resource facilities are state-of-the-art, including those for microscopy and imaging, cell and molecular biology, animal models, biomedical engineering and mathematics, materials testing, a Medical Genomics Facility, a Mouse Modeling Facility, Molecular and Microscopic Core Facilities, and unique Human Disease Tissue Banks. Mayo Clinic supports innovation and has a wealth of resources available - including an integrated EMR. We offer a highly competitive compensation package with sustained intramural funding, capital equipment funding, technical and computational resources, and exceptional benefits.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine, Florida veterinary licensure, or the ability to obtain a Florida veterinary license, and be either eligible for or a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.

Duties will include providing clinical laboratory animal care for a variety of species, consulting with investigators from multiple disciplines, assuring regulatory compliance, and participating in the administration of the established programs. Responsibilities include participating in teaching graduate students, veterinary residents, and training animal support staff. In addition, collaborative and/or independent research opportunities exist.

Applications should include a CV (with bibliography), statement of professional interests and goals, and the names/contact information of 3 references.

For more information and to apply go to https://jobs.mayoclinic.org/jobs/laboratory-animal-veterinarian-155064br/

Job posting number 155064BR
Recruiter Jennifer Schilbe

Specific questions related to the posting should be directed to:

Jodi Scholz, DVM DACLAM
Chair, Search Committee Mayo Clinic
Email: Scholz.jodi@mayo.edu

Jacksonville is the largest city in area in the continental United States. A beautiful coastal Florida city that features excellent year­ round climate, over 20 miles of beaches and outstanding outdoor recreational, cultural and family-oriented amenities . The "River City by the Sea" has an excellent school system, reasonable cost of living and a thriving business environment. Medical professionals and patients are drawn to Jacksonville by an extraordinary network of high-profile healthcare facilities . Jacksonville continues to grow as more people relocate from all over the U.S. and abroad, to see what the great River City has to offer!

As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.


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Clinical Veterinarian/Sr. Clinical Veterinarian, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

6/23/21

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

Job Overview

The Office of Research Laboratory Animal Medical Services (LAMS) department at the University of Cincinnati is seeking to fill a Clinical Veterinarian or a Sr. Clinical Veterinarian position. This position will need someone who has self-starting abilities, dependable, excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to effectively plan and organize work and set priorities, values working with a diverse team and customers, and projects a positive image of the institution.

LAMS oversees the operations side of the University's AAALAC-accredited Animal Care and UseProgram (ACUP). The successful candidate will join the Attending Veterinarian and over 30 support staff in providing services to researchers across 4 campuses, with a heavy emphasis on rodent medicine and surgery.

University of Cincinnati offers an attractive compensation package, including base salary and excellent benefits (e.g., retirement, medical/dental, tuition remission); an outstanding professional opportunity to work with highly talented and committed colleagues and contribute to the growth of a world-class organization and fulfillment of the overall mission of the institution; growth potential within the university.

A resume and cover letter are required as part of the application process. Attach these documents before submitting your application.

Essential Functions

  • Set and clarify goals for veterinary technical staff. Assist with personnel training and with coordination of meetings and continuing education opportunities for the vet staff.
  • Provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Provide investigator support (i.e., training, model development, IACUC protocol reviews).
  • Assist with review of SOPs, Guidelines and Quality Assurance Standards. Assist with regulatory and accreditation oversight and post-approval monitoring.
  • Report animal, facility and personnel issues and concerns to the appropriate level.
  • Participate in the veterinary on-call rotation.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Doctoral Degree in Veterinary Medicine (graduated from an AVMA Council on Education (COE)

-accredited school or successfully completed an educational equivalency certification program such as that administered by the AVMA's Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG)).

Required Trainings/Certifications

  • Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state is required with the requirement to obtain an Ohio license within one (1) year.
  • Completion of an American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)-approved training program or ACLAM board-eligible.

Required Experience

Three (3) years of experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Advanced research degrees (MS, MPH, MBA, PhD or other applicable degree).
  • ACLAM Diplomate.
  • USDA Accredited.
  • Experience working in an academic research environment.
  • Experience managing genetically engineered mouse models.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority /Female / Disability / Veteran.

REQ: 67742

To apply: https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=67742&company=UCPROD


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Clinical Veterinarian, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

6/18/21

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

Duties:

  • Provide veterinary clinical care for the animals at BCM.
  • Perform veterinary rounds as scheduled and provide clinical care and preventive medicine support.
  • Perform surgical support and provide anesthesia, surgical, and analgesic technical expertise to facilitate protocol development.
  • Assist in training for laboratory animal residents, veterinary technicians, and research staff. Training may include veterinary diagnostics, techniques, and minor surgical procedures.
  • Ensure that reports and other materials are prepared and submitted as required.
  • Provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), including protocol review, program review, and facility inspections.
  • Serve on the IACUC as voting member or alternate member.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines, and standards that relate to animal care and use.
  • Make recommendations and assist in establishing and enhancing veterinary and animal care standards.
  • Use controlled substances and be responsible for maintaining appropriate records.
  • Provide veterinary emergency coverage on nights, weekends, and holidays on a rotating basis.

Required:

  • DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state of the USA.
  • Obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in Texas within 6 months of hire.
  • Obtain a practitioner’s DEA registration within 6 months of hire.
  • 2 years of experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principals and practices of veterinary medicine.
  • A thorough knowledge of all rules, regulations, policies and guidelines relating to the use of research animals.
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department personnel, investigators, research staff, and institutional administrators.
  • Experience in an academic research environment.
  • Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine or board eligible.

Preferred:

  • Completion of an ACLAM-approved residency training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Specialized knowledge or experience with large animal surgery and model development.
  • ACLAM board certification

Point of contact:
Rebecca Blackwood, DVM, DACLAM
blackwoo@bcm.edu
713-798-5885

To apply:

https://jobs.bcm.edu/job/Houston-Clinical-Veterinarian-Texa/690319400/


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Head of Clinical Medicine, Surgery and Training, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

6/17/21

The Department of Comparative Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)Central and Waterfront Campus (CWC) is seeking an experienced, outstanding and highly interactive veterinarian for a full-time Head of Clinical Medicine, Surgery, and Training faculty position. Applicants must have an D.V.M./V.M.D. degree, be licensed to practice in the United States and be ACLAM certified or eligible for ACLAM certification. This position ensures the provision of veterinary care to all colony animals, development and oversight of preventative medicine programs, assists investigators with animal study model and experimental design development and oversight of medical, surgical and technical support to research scientists. The appointee is also responsible for clinical and didactic mentoring and training veterinary residents and visiting clinical trainees; directs the training of research staff in the humane care and use of research animals; IACUC and IBC membership and regulatory and protocol compliance in the care and use of research animals. This position directly supervises the veterinary clinical and surgical support staff, including clinical veterinarians and animal/clinical/surgical health technicians and indirect supervision of veterinary residents.

OHSU is an institution of higher learning, with schools in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and public health and is Oregon’s only public academic health care center.  OHSU is consistently ranked in the top 50 NIH-Funded Institutions, supporting basic, clinical and applied research programs.  The Department of Comparative Medicine CWC provides animal resources support to a wide variety of laboratory animal species, including mice, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, sheep, swine, frogs, birds, voles, ground squirrels and fish housed in eleven facilities, totaling nearly 100,000 square feet.

Oregon Health & Science University is located in the heart of Portland, Oregon.  Portland is one of the key metropolitan regions of the Pacific Northwest (PNW), situated equidistant from the stunning Oregon coastline and the equally splendid Cascade mountains. Portland offers all of the amenities of a city, with immediate access to the outdoors.

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

For the full job description and to apply click here. Please contact DCMInformation@ohsu.edu for assistance.


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Clinical Veterinarian, Animal Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

6/17/21

The Animal Resources Center at The University of Texas at Austin has an opening for a clinical veterinarian. Duties include, but are not limited to, medical care for vertebrate animals, sharing clinical duties with the Director and the Senior Clinical Veterinarian, participating in the research support program, assisting with model selection and study design, protocol review, outcome monitoring, and research troubleshooting. 

The successful candidate for this full-time position must have a DVM or VMD degree from an accredited veterinary medical college (or ECFVG/PAVE foreign equivalency certification) and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.  A minimum of two years of post-graduate clinical experience with laboratory animal species in a biomedical research setting is required, while formal postdoctoral training in laboratory animal medicine and/or ACLAM board eligibility is preferred. 

The University currently maintains approx. 150,000 sq.ft. of research animal space. The Animal Resources Center is responsible for managing three centralized animal facilities as well as some of the smaller satellite locations, and the veterinarians have a duty to provide expertise and guidance to all segments of the campus-wide animal care and use program in an AAALAC-accredited university setting.

Interested candidates will need to provide a letter of interest explaining career goals, a resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of 3 references.

To view the complete job description as well as salary and benefits information and/or to formally apply for consideration, go to:
https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UTstaff

The job posting number to reference is: R_00013306

Security sensitive position; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

For more information, inquiries about the position may be addressed to:

Glen Otto, DVM, DACLAM
Director, Animal Resources Center
Clinical Professor, Molecular Biosciences
University of Texas at Austin
2701 Speedway, A2500
Austin, TX  78712-0136
512/471-2392 voice
512/471-4336 fax
gotto@austin.utexas.edu


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Veterinarian 2 (Associate Staff Veterinarian), California National Primate Research Center, UC Davis, Davis CA

6/15/21

The California National Primate Research Center, CNPRC at UC Davis, is an Organized Research Unit that conducts interdisciplinary research programs on significant human health problems where non-human primates is the animal of choice. In addition to its major efforts in the area of research, the CNPRC is also committed to both UC Davis and NIH missions of teaching and service.

Under direction of Senior Staff Veterinarians provide veterinary medical care support for non-human primates in both hospital and outpatient areas. Work as a veterinary generalist providing all aspects of health care and preventive medicine to colony animals (non-human primates) as well as providing veterinary services to investigators. Participate in clinical and research veterinary medicine.

Physical Demands:

  • Provide care services to nonhuman primates housed in 407,148 square feet in BSL 1 -3 animal spaces that include indoor housing, outdoor field corrals, outdoor corncrib housing, inhalation therapy, and animal testing space.
  • Employee is required to work with animals/tissue that is infected with the HIV/SIV virus.
  • Work with large and small nonhuman primates. Substantial animal contact. Must be willing to work with animals that may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous diseases such as HIV, SIV, Herpes B virus, influenza, etc..
  • Required to wear protective clothing and respirator in circumstances that require personal protection from infectious diseases and animals

Work Environment:

  • Measles vaccination (and other vaccinations- i.e., small pox, influenza) or proof of previous illness required. TB test or chest x-ray, measles vaccination or previous proof of illness is required prior to employment and annually thereafter.
  • This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.
  • Must be willing to perform assigned duties in BioSafety Level (BSL) 2 or 3 facility where nonhuman primates may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous diseases such as HIV, SIV, Herpes B virus, or Tuberculosis.
  • Participate in evenings, weekend, and holiday on call veterinary services, Work includes weekend and evening research support and clinical duties. Shift assignments include both weekend and on call duty/emergency clinical care.
  • Provide health care services to nonhuman primates housed in 407,148 square feet in BSL 1 -3 animal spaces that include indoor housing, outdoor field corrals, outdoor corncrib housing, inhalation therapy, and animal testing space.
  • Work with tissue that is infected with the HIV/SIV virus.
  • Work with large and small nonhuman primates. Substantial animal contact. Work with animals that may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous diseases such as HIV, SIV, Herpes B virus and Filoviruses.
  • Required to wear protective clothing and respirator in circumstances that require personal protection from infectious diseases and animals.
  • UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
  • California National Primate Research Center employees are directly or indirectly engaged in the performance of work on Federal or State contracts and grants as well as periodically come into contact with controlled substances; and are expected to abide by the UC Policy on Substance Abuse, the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and the State Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Doctorate degree of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) from an AVMA-accredited veterinary college with clinical veterinary experience.
  • Experience performing veterinary clinical duties in laboratory animal medicine specific to nonhuman primates.
  • A CA State Veterinary License.
  • Applied knowledge of veterinary medicine as it applies to the diagnosis and treatment of nonhuman primates.
  • Applied knowledge of institutional, local, state, national, and international rules and regulations governing the use and care of nonhuman primates (USDA Animal Welfare Act, ILAR Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Endangered Species Act, FDA Good Laboratory Practice Regulation, and California Public Health Law).
  • Skills to read and interpret complex documents such as research protocols, regulations, policies.
  • Interpersonal skills to interact professionally, positively, and collaboratively with others in a spirit of service while ensuring compliance requirements are met in a reasonable timeframe.
  • Communication, time management, and customer service skills to work both as part of a team and independently.
  • Experience in humane care and housing of animals with understanding of standards and guidelines established by the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).

Preferred:

  • Experience working as a laboratory animal veterinarian with the completion of a laboratory animal residency program.
  • Experience in preventive medicine programs required for laboratory housed nonhuman primates including quarantine procedures, tuberculin testing, vaccination, parasitology and bacteriology, and virology screening programs.
  • Veterinary clinical, anesthetic, and surgical skills with a variety of animals.
  • Skills to interact with pathologists to identify patterns of disease in colony animals.
  • Experience in gross necropsy procedures and basic histopathology of the nonhuman primate.
  • Experience to teach in the classroom situation, seminar format, and on a one-to-one basis; and to make presentations at national and international specialty meetings.
  • Working knowledge of regulations governing the use of animals in research (e.g., USDA, AAALAC).
  • Completion of a Primate Residency Program.

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

Apply by Date - 08/01/2021

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/2301438


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Veterinarian 3 (Senior Veterinarian), California National Primate Research Center, UC Davis, Davis CA

6/15/21

The Professional Veterinary staff is responsible to provide veterinary medical services for in-patient and outpatient areas and includes over 5,000+ non-human primates housed at the California National Primate Research Center. Responsibilities are performed under general direction and include all aspects of health care and preventive medicine. Work includes providing veterinary support services to investigators. Perform management-related tasks under the general direction of departmental management. Provide support and training to students, visiting veterinarians, residents (primate, lab animal, zoo), and clinical veterinary technicians in all aspects of primate medicine.

The California National Primate Research Center, CNPRC at UC Davis, is an Organized Research Unit that conducts interdisciplinary research programs on significant human health problems where non-human primates is the animal of choice. In addition to its major efforts in the area of research, the CNPRC is also committed to both UC Davis and NIH missions of teaching and service.

Reporting to Senior Manager of Primate Veterinary Services and under general direction, provide all aspects of veterinary health care and preventive medicine care, which includes performing routine animal care rounds of emergency and critical animal care cases. Duties include: Oversee and coordinate workflow of assigned Animal Health Technicians (AHTs) including addressing their questions, providing any needed clinical support or technical training of care procedures, protocols, and making sure all of work is completed in accordance with CNPRC Animal Healthcare standards. Evaluate chronic metabolic cases such as diabetics, water restricted animals, kidney transplants, etc. as necessary. Perform all clinical procedures including skin grafts, radiographs, examinations, etc. File and document laboratory results and assist in the documentation and maintenance of medical problem lists, long-term outpatient records, and review hospital and out-patient records and radiology reports. Provide onsite shift hours and on call hours coverage as well as participating in research support activities. Review records for non-breeders as required by Research Services. Writes shift and case management summaries of both planned and unanticipated activities that occur during weekend shifts.

Provide veterinary support services to research investigators, collaborating with research investigators in scientific research in the design, implementation, interpretation and communication of research projects. Perform management-related tasks under the general direction of senior veterinary staff. Provide support and training to students, visiting veterinarians, UCD residents, rotating Lab Animal Medicine residents, and clinical veterinary technicians in all aspects of primate medicine. Oversee assigned pre-project/pre-shipment physical exams; review managem ent areas and their cases (i.e., 20% weight loss, prolonged menses, chronic diarrhea, diet manipulation, etc.).

Work Environment:

  • Staff Veterinarians provide health care services to nonhuman primates housed in 407,148 square feet in BSL 1 -3 animal spaces that include indoor housing, outdoor field corrals, outdoor corn crib housing, inhalation therapy, and animal testing space.
  • Measles vaccination or proof of illness required. TB test or chest x-ray, measles vaccination or proof of illness is required prior to employment and annually thereafter.
  • This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.
  • Must be willing to perform assigned duties in a BioSafety Level (BSL) 2 or 3 facility where non-humans primates may be either naturally or experimentally infected with potentially hazardous diseases such as HIV, SIV, or Herpes B virus.
  • Work on call, on a rotating basis incumbent is expected to carry pager and provide 24 hour/after hours veterinary coverage for on call emergencies.
  • California National Primate Research Center employees are directly or indirectly engaged in the performance of work on Federal or State contracts and grants as well as periodically come into contact with controlled substances; and are expected to abide by the UC Policy on Substance Abuse, the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and the State Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990.
  • UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM) from a recognized and accredited school of veterinary medicine; Licensed DVM in the state of California (or attain CA license within 6 months from date of hire).
  • Experience in medical primatology as it applies to the diagnosis, surgical procedures, and medical treatment of nonhuman primates.
  • Experience in preventive medicine programs required for laboratory housed non-human primates, including vaccination, parasitology, bacteriology and virology screening programs.
  • Experience in investigator project support including participation in experimental protocols, research design and laboratory-directed activities.
  • Knowledge of humane care and housing of animals with understanding of standards and guidelines as established by the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).
  • Experience addressing sensitive issues; experience in communications associated with the use of laboratory animals such as non-human primates in biomedical and translational research.

Preferred:

  • Board-certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Successful completion of a residency program in Laboratory Animal Medicine and Surgery.
  • Applied experience of institutional, local, state, national and international rules and regulations governing the use and care of nonhuman primates (USDA Animal Welfare Act, ILAR Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Endangered Species Act, FDA Good Laboratory Practice Regulations, and California Public Health Law).
  • Skills to work with large and small non-human primates.
  • Knowledge of gross necropsy procedures and basic histopathology of the nonhuman primates.
  • Skill to teach in a classroom situation, seminar format, and on a one-to-one basis. -Skill to conduct presentations at national and international specialty meetings.

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

Apply by Date - 08/06/2021

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/2301462


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Research Veterinarian, eGenesis, Madison, WI

6/14/21

At eGenesis (egenesisbio.com), we aspire to deliver safe and effective human transplantable cells, tissue, and organs utilizing the latest advancements in genome editing. 

Hiring for a full time Research Veterinarian to perform daily care for research animals; help develop and optimize surgical and non-surgical animal models, disease diagnosis, experimentation and staff training.

Basic Qualifications

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

This job is near Madison, WI.

Apply through Lever: https://jobs.lever.co/egenesisbio/613e1fb7-4763-4145-aa34-90039f125d7b


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Clinical Veterinarian, Envigo, Alice, TX

6/14/21

Envigo provides the broadest range of research models and related services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, government, academia, and other life science organizations. 

This position works as part of our Clinical Services team in Alice, TX focusing on providing veterinary health care for laboratory animals, advice regarding the care and maintenance of laboratory animals, and training for technicians. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Timely and accurate reporting of animal health, behavior and wellbeing issues to the Attending Veterinarian (AV) and between the Institutional Official (IO) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
  • Providing veterinary guidance to animal caretakers, managers, scientists and other stakeholders within Envigo on the implementation of the three Rs
  • Providing veterinary clinical services including herd health, biosecurity practices, acclimation, conditioning, sanitation practices, pest control program, adventitious organism prevention, detection, containment and eradication, as well as surgery, anesthesia and analgesia as needed
  • Providing expertise and practical guidance regarding animal health monitoring programs
  • Contributing veterinary scientific expertise as needed for education and training programs for animal care employees, supervisors, managers and other Envigo stakeholders
  • Providing veterinary oversight, expertise and coverage as indicated for the surgical facilities, including developing new surgical models as well as providing guidance on current best practices in surgical procedures and anesthesia as assigned

Requirements:

  • Veterinary degree
  • State veterinary licensure, DEA and federal accreditation

Applications can be submitted on Envigo’s career portal: https://careers-envigo.icims.com/


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ACM Clinical Veterinarian, Houston Methodist Academic Institute, Houston, TX

6/14/21

The Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for providing diagnostic and clinical veterinary care for laboratory animals maintained in support of the HMRI research program. The clinical veterinarian also provides regulatory oversight to ensure compliance with all federal regulations and guidelines pertaining to the use of laboratory animals, including the FDA Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations. In this capacity the veterinarian participates in research protocol creation, IACUC protocol review and facilitates work on research protocols to ensure the humane treatment of animals.

Education Requirements:

  • DVM from an accredited school of veterinary medicine

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Required:

  • Board Certification - American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) (Preferred)
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state; must obtain state of Texas license to practice veterinary medicine within one year of hire.

Please send your interest to hmrihrservices@houstonmethodist.org


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Veterinary Resident, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

6/14/21

Faculty Posting Category - Clinical Fellow

The Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) invites applications for our American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)-recognized training program in laboratory animal medicine (LAM). The LAM Residency Training Program is a 2 to 3 year program that combines clinical training with didactic instruction and research experience in LAM to fulfill the requirements for ACLAM board exam credentialling. The successful applicant will join a team of faculty and resident veterinarians in the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) as a Veterinary Resident. DCM is responsible for the care of all vertebrate animals on the UNC campus. DCM is committed to programs of excellence in veterinary care and laboratory animal management practices for all species used in UNC-CH research endeavors.

The Veterinary Resident will provide veterinary care and colony health management to a wide variety of laboratory species at UNC.  In addition, the incumbent will be expected to provide surgical and/or anesthetic support, manage post-operative animal care, conduct/participate in research in laboratory animal medicine and/or comparative medicine, assist in assuring proper compliance with mandatory government and institutional regulations, participate on the institutional animal care and use committee (IACUC), and provide instruction in the care and use of laboratory animals to researchers and division staff.  The incumbent will be required to participate in didactic training in laboratory animal medicine as well as a rotating clinical on-call schedule to include nights, weekends, and holidays. The successful candidate will complete at least 24 months of clinical service and didactic training and will be provided with protected research time to complete a hypothesis-driven project with the goal of producing a first-author peer-reviewed journal article. The candidate will be expected to present at local and national scientific meetings and contribute to the teaching of undergraduate, veterinary, and graduate students. Active participation in outreach programs is highly encouraged. We anticipate the successful candidate will begin training in Summer/Fall 2021 but there is some flexibility with start date.

The animal care and use program at UNC is centrally managed by the DCM and reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Research.  More than 150,000 animals are provided care to support a diverse research portfolio by faculty in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Pharmacy, and College of Arts and Sciences.  Representative species include mice, rats, other rodents, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, swine, nonhuman primates, aquatics, reptiles, and amphibians.  UNC-Chapel Hill is ranked sixth among leading private and public research universities for the level of federal funding devoted to research and development ($1.15 billion).  DCM employs more than 190 individuals, including 9 ACLAM- or ACVP-boarded faculty veterinarians, 3 residents in Laboratory Animal Medicine, 3 residents in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology and 10 veterinary technicians.

The qualified candidate will have graduated from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school and passed the NAVLE or have graduated from a non-AVMA-accredited institution and completed the requirements for the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG); candidates must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state and will be expected to obtain licensure in North Carolina within six months of hire. USDA Category 2 Accreditation is also expected within six months of hire. Prior veterinary clinical practice is desirable but not required. For consideration, candidates must have demonstrated interest in LAM, outstanding problem-solving, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, a collegial attitude, and a demonstrated ability to successfully work with other faculty, staff, and trainees. This position will report to the Director of the Laboratory Animal Medicine Training Program. Interested candidates must complete an online application at: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/192712 and submit a letter of application, three references and current curriculum vitae. Persons with questions about this position may contact Dr. Morika Williams (morikaw@email.unc.edu). The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Educational Requirements

D.V.M./V.M.D – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an AVMA accredited college of veterinary medicine or completion of ECFVG certification program (Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduate)

Qualifications and Experience

Previous experience with laboratory animals and/or research experience is preferred. Must have strong self-motivation and an interest to engage in and foster collaborations with scientific investigators in a biomedical research environment. Must be eligible for a North Carolina veterinary license upon hire and will be expected to obtain license within six months of hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Special Instructions

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Veterinary school transcript
  • List of references containing contact information for three references who will be sending a reference letter on your behalf
  • Upon applying to this position, applicants MUST HAVE their three references send an electronic letter on your behalf directly to Dr. Morika Williams (morikaw@email.unc.edu)

Hiring Supervisor - Dr. Morika Williams

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Degree Transcripts
  5. Three reference letters directly sent by from referee

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Clinical Veterinarian, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 

6/3/21

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is seeking an experienced veterinarian to join the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) as an Assistant-, Associate- or Professor.  Duties will include laboratory animal clinical care, husbandry and veterinary technical staff supervision, oversight of regulatory compliance, consultation and training for animal users, and limited teaching of graduate and professional students as a faculty member of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the School of Medicine.  Participation in resident training in Laboratory Animal Medicine is expected, and collaborative research with residents and investigators at UNC is encouraged.  It is expected that this position will become the primary clinical veterinarian and participate in research collaborations for a large colony of canine and swine models of hemostasis and thrombotic disorders.  Therefore, experience in providing guidance and assistance to principal investigators and their staff regarding veterinary- and preclinical trials in canine and swine in the areas of colony maintenance, anesthesia, surgery, model development, and care of surgical models is a plus.

The animal care and use program at UNC is centrally managed by the DCM and reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Research.  More than 150,000 animals are provided care to support a diverse research portfolio by faculty in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Pharmacy, and College of Arts and Sciences.  Representative species include mice, rats, other rodents, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, swine, nonhuman primates, aquatics, reptiles, and amphibians.  UNC-Chapel Hill is ranked sixth among leading private and public research universities for the level of federal funding devoted to research and development ($1.15 billion).  DCM employs more than 190 individuals, including 9 ACLAM- or ACVP-boarded faculty veterinarians, 3 residents in Laboratory Animal Medicine, 3 residents in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology and 10 veterinary technicians. 

The qualified candidate will be a US-licensed veterinarian with 3 or more years of postdoctoral experience in Comparative Medicine or related clinical veterinary field, be certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and/or another clinically focused AVMA-recognized Boarded Specialty Organization (e.g., ACVS, ACVIM, ACVECC), and have strong clinical and surgical skills in USDA-covered species. Applications from exceptional candidates eligible to sit but have not yet passed their specialty certification exam may be considered. The candidate should have significant clinical experience at an academic or other research institution with a diverse range of species and a working knowledge of regulatory requirements for the care of veterinary patients and use of animal models of human disease.  Experience in interventional radiology and/or minimally invasive surgery is a plus.  Minimum qualifications include an AVMA-recognized board certification or eligibility, a veterinary license in at least one state in the U.S., and the ability to obtain a practitioner’s DEA registration and become USDA level II accredited and licensed in North Carolina within 6-9 months of employment.  For consideration, candidates must have excellent problem-solving, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, a collegial attitude, and a demonstrated ability to successfully work with other faculty, staff, and trainees.  This position will report to the Director of DCM.  Interested candidates must complete an online application at:  https://unc.peopleadmin.com posting https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/193152 and submit a letter of application, three references and current curriculum vitae.  Persons with questions about this position may contact Dr. Steven Shipley (sshipley@med.unc.edu).  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.


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Assistant/Associate Director, Deputy Chief of Clinical Services and Health of USDA-Regulated Species, Duke University, Durham, NC

6/1/21

Duke University's Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) is actively seeking an Assistant/Associate Director, Deputy Chief of Clinical Services and Health of USDA-Regulated Species, to manage the goals and direction of efforts to support the Duke-wide research portfolio, animal model development, independent or collaborative research initiatives, and the provision of professional veterinary medical assistance, direction and management in the clinical care and maintenance of research animals at Duke University. A faculty appointment is possible based on credentials and experience.

Work Performed

  1. Provide management and direction for veterinary staff engaged in the clinical veterinary care of USDA-regulated species.
  2. Establish goals and objectives of the veterinary research and clinical initiatives
  3. Oversee budgetary issues within area of charge.
  4. Provide critical veterinary care of nonhuman primates (NHPs) and other USDA-covered species used for research and breeding.  This position will have the primary duties to include but not limited to performance of specialized work related to the health, care, and management of nonhuman primates and other USDA-covered species.
  5. Diagnose, treat and control diseases and injuries among research animals; perform surgery as needed and prescribe and administer treatments, medicines and vaccines as appropriate.
  6. Consult with principal investigators and their staff regarding animal model development and type and number of research animals needed for their protocols. Provide instruction or assistance with procedures related to animal care in principal investigators’ protocols.
  7. Advise faculty and research staff regarding USDA regulations and NIH guidelines on the care of research animals and facilities.
  8. Prepare and maintain a variety of records and operational reports concerning consultations and diagnostic decisions ensuring compliance with applicable Federal, State and local regulations.
  9. Keep abreast of new advances in veterinary practices, the care and treatment of laboratory animals and provide in-service training and orientation programs to staff and other research personnel.
  10. Assist in effective quality control systems and preventive health programs, revise techniques and procedures as required to obtain desired standards.
  11. Rotate after-hours duties with other veterinarians.
  12. Perform other related duties as required incidental to the work described herein.

Preferences

Certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. A Master of Science or Ph.D. in a science-related field is also preferred.

About Us

Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina, which is a culturally rich university and located in the Raleigh-Durham area.  The university is within 3 hours of the coastal areas as well as the Appalachian Mountains. The medical school is nationally ranked in receipt of NIH extramural support.  DLAR has a total of thirteen veterinarians who hold positions as faculty OR staff and provide clinical service to centrally managed and satellite vivaria. Animal facilities total more than 200,000 square feet in 14 facilities and research is conducted over a diverse range of scientific areas including medicine, engineering, and basic science.

If interested in joining our team, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of at least three references to Elizabeth Hawkey, DLAR Human Resources Manager at elizabeth.hawkey@duke.edu.

Duke University is an AA/EOE.


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Clinical Veterinarian - Animal Resource Center, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

5/28/21

Job Description:
To provide veterinary care for various species of research animals through disease prevention, clinical care, health monitoring, and quality assurance measures. This position is located in the Animal Resources Center (ARC).  
 
Specific Job Related Duties:
  • Plans and implements preventative medicine programs.
  • Identifies deficiencies and ensures correction of procedures, equipment and policies as it pertains to animal welfare.
  • Plans and conducts clinical care of research animals; as well as clinical oversight/support to animals in housing environments from barrier to ABSL2-4.
  • Plans and organizes veterinary drug and equipment purchases.
  • Reviews electronic animal management system for the purpose of appropriate health monitoring.
  • Facilitates, participates and assists in expediting planned research.
  • Along with veterinary technical staff, responsible for daily clinical rounds to monitor health of UTMB animals.
  • Monitors surgical and post-operative care.
  • Participates in emergency veterinarian on-call rotations for weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Works to maintains clinical documentation integrity in the animal record.
Departmental Management:
  • Facilitates and participates in the development and implementation of assigned new initiatives, programs, services and relationships to enhance service and outcomes for research.
  • Trains departmental personnel and research investigators.
Principal Investigators and Engagement:
  • Works with Principal Investigators and research staff to promote communication.
  • Consults with researchers on protocol development and study design.  
  • May assist in review of protocols.
Regulatory Compliance & Accreditation:
  • May perform semi-annual inspections of the animal care areas.
  • Monitors and assures department activities are in compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies requirements and initiates corrective action as appropriate.
  • Maintains a familiarity with internal, regulatory, and other external documentation.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Veterinary Medical Degree (DVM or VMD).
  • 2 years experience in field of laboratory animal medicine or commensurate experience.
  • Licensed in at least one state in the U.S.
  • Must obtain Texas Veterinary Licensure within one year of hire.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Department of Justice (DOJ) clearance for access to a maximum level biocontainment facility.
  • Ability to work in maximum biocontainment level facility.
Preferred Work Experience:
  • Experience with NHPs, rodents, and small ruminants.
  • Biocontainment experience ABSL3-4
Preferred Skill/Competency:
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a high degree of professionalism in working with Principal Investigators and research staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Willing and eligible to obtain USDA accreditation and DEA registration.
  • ACLAM board eligible/willingness to attain ACLAM board eligibility.
  • Knowledge of and ability to function in a participatory management environment.
  • Basic computer skills (e.g. Microsoft)
Salary:
Salary is commensurate with experience.
 
For additional information, and to apply, please visit our website. https://aa083.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/clinical-veterinarian-animal-resource-center-3145?et=B0Gys0qb

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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

5/27/21

Animal Care Services (ACS) at the University of Florida, Gainesville, has an opening for the faculty position of Clinical Veterinarian. The successful candidate will join seven other laboratory animal veterinarians and over 100 support staff in a diverse and dynamic, AAALAC-accredited, major research institution which cares for a large variety of animals (dogs, cats, sheep, cattle, horses, mice, rats, rabbits, chickens, reptiles, guinea pigs, pigs, goats, fish, frogs, etc.) housed in over 200,000 gross sq. ft. of laboratory animal facilities. The University of Florida is a major research institution with over $900 million in research per year.  This is a non-tenure track position.

Responsibilities Include:
  • The Clinical Veterinarian is expected to provide preventive and clinical veterinary care to all laboratory animal species, with an emphasis on rodents.
  • The Veterinarian is expected to contribute to the management and continuous improvement of the UF animal care program. This includes development of policies and procedures, oversight of individual ACS facilities, participating in IACUC and regulatory inspections, and reviewing IACUC protocols.
  • The Veterinarian is expected to participate in the training of ACS staff, researchers, veterinary student interns/externs in the appropriate care and use of laboratory animals.
  • The Veterinarian is expected to work closely with researchers to facilitate their work.
  • The Veterinarian is expected to assist with and provide direction to ACS’s highly skilled certified veterinary technicians.
Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:
  • DVM from an AVMA accredited institution or ECFVG certificate and license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the United States.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with ACS and IACUC staff, and with academic leaders and researchers throughout campus.
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with basic computing systems and programs including web-based applications and Microsoft Office.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Completed ACLAM Board certification.
  • Three to four years of experience in an academic animal research environment.
  • Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations and policies that govern the use of laboratory animals.
  • Working knowledge of laboratory animal husbandry and facilities.
  • Familiarity with surgical and medical procedures commonly performed in laboratory animals.
  • Experience with IACUC work, teaching/training and leadership roles
  • Understanding of biological, chemical and radiation hazards.
  • Ability to obtain clearance to work in an ABSL3 facility.
  • USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Category II
  • Ability to obtain DEA registration for the use of controlled substances
The successful candidate must become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Florida and obtain USDA accreditation within one year of employment.

Application Instructions
  • Please upload a cover letter, CV, and list of references for consideration.
  • All applications will be reviewed and considered for potential interviews, upon submittal.
  • A criminal background check will be conducted.

Link to apply: https://facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu/posting/88208

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

The final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of  Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

Questions about the position may be directed to Karl Andrutis (Chair of the Search Committee) at kandrutis@ufl.edu or (352) 273-9245.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.  

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


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Vivarium Director, Animal Laboratory Program, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

5/24/21

To apply go to:  https://jobs.siu.edu/

The Vivarium Director oversees vivarium operations and oversees animal work at its satellite facilities, including University farms, Fisheries, and Wildlife facilities. Serves as the primary point of contact for all services and care of vertebrate animals used for research, teaching, and testing activities on campus. Maintains animal health surveillance and quality control programs in the Vivarium and satellite facilities. Assures the University is in compliance with USDA guidelines for animal care and the Animal Welfare Act.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Five years’ experience in service and care of vertebrate animals in a clinical setting or a laboratory animal care setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral training and experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) certification preferred but not required.
  • Member of the Institutional Biosafety Committee
  • Ongoing interaction with Administration and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
  • Member of the IACUC.
  • Occasional wildlife fieldwork required for supervision and training of personnel in administering analgesia, anesthesia, performing surgery, monitoring outcomes, and other activities involving wild vertebrate animals.

SIU Carbondale, member of the SIU System, is an anti-racist community that opposes racism, discrimination and inequity in any form, and embraces diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice for all people.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration


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Senior Research Veterinarian, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

5/21/21

Sr Research Veterinarian
Req ID: 113861

This role plays a vital role in the day-to-day clinical operations. Working independently, this team member is primarily responsible for research animal clinical care, veterinary procedures, training, stakeholder collaboration, compliance and supervision.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Clinical Care
  • Expert clinical case management, treatment and knowledge of a variety of laboratory animal species including rabbits, pigs, sheep, NHPs and rodents
  • Provide surgical support including anesthesia monitoring, induction and recovery
  • Perform minor and major surgical procedures as needed or assist
  • Evaluate and examine newly arrived animals
  1. Procedures
  • Understands, follows, and carries out all SOPs, quality assurance standards, safety procedures, and documentation requirements for related activities
  • Oversee quarantine including review of health reports from incoming shipments
  • Participate in On-call rotation and provide services after regular business hours, weekends, and holidays
  1. Training
  • Develop training programs, manuals, materials, presentations
  • Provide hands on training for the staff and researchers
  • Supervise personnel to ensure work meets expectations
  1. Ensure regulatory compliance
  • Review, implement, improve & assist in audits of records, procedures & protocols
  • Develop tools to assist staff and investigators in compliance-related activities
  • Participate in monthly IACUC meetings
  • Consult on protocol development and design
  • Supervise activities and provide recommendations
  1.  Supervise supporting staff
  • Ensure staff is performing job duties and have resources needed
  • Provide performance feedback and review
  • Encourage staff development opportunities
  • Participate in new employee recruitment, interviews and hiring decisions; onboard and train new hires.
  • Coordinate staff to ensure protocol support can be provided when requested
  • Other responsibilities as required.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Current license to practice veterinary medicine in the US

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Doctor/ate of Veterinary Medicine degree [VMD, DVM]

Required Experience: Five (5) years of veterinarian experience.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Experience:

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

Additional Technical Requirements

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

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.  Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.

CHOP Careers Contact
Talent Acquisition
2716 South Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19146

To apply go tohttps://careers.chop.edu/job/Philadelphia-Sr-Research-Veterinarian-PA-19104/735243500/?locale=en_US


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Executive Director, Center for Comparative Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

5/20/21

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), a global leader in biomedical education, innovative research and cure discovery invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director and Attending Veterinarian for the Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM).

Baylor College of Medicine is a private, stand-alone health sciences university located in Houston, within the Texas Medical Center. Reporting to the Senior Vice President and Dean of Research, the Executive Director is responsible for the strategic vision, management and operation of the CCM in a manner consistent with the strategic goals of the College. The CCM operates a large, diverse animal care program that includes 8 vivaria, 25 satellite facilities, and several specialized core facilities, including a gnotobiotics core, zebrafish core, and diagnostic laboratory as well as the Mouse Metabolism and Phenotyping Core, Core for Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Gastrointestinal Experimental Model Systems Core. The program has over 600 active protocols, over 200,000 square feet of facility space, and is AAALAC accredited. CCM employs a staff of approximately 220 professionals, including 9 full-time veterinarians as well as veterinary technicians, trainers, animal care technicians and business office personnel. The Center has a residency training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine that began accepting residents in 2020 and will grow to 3 trainees by 2023.

BCM seeks candidates with deep experience in laboratory animal medicine encompassing a variety of species, knowledge of federal regulations and the AAALAC accreditation process, and program oversight including facilities and personnel management. The successful candidate should be able to lead change and forge strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders across a complex organization. Candidates should have a strong commitment to research animal welfare and the highest standards of veterinary care. The Executive Director will hold a primary academic appointment in a relevant department based on the candidate’s background and experience. As a faculty member, the position would engage in collaborative research and support research infrastructure, contribute to the teaching and training of research professionals and students, and lead a laboratory animal medicine residency training program.

The successful candidate will bring a consultative approach with principal investigators and their staff regarding animal model development and type of research animals needed for their protocols and provide guidance or assistance with procedures related to animal care in principal investigators’ protocols. The Executive Director will have experience with vivarium design and new facility construction as well as the ability to work quickly, effectively, and productively in a team-oriented environment. The Executive Director will also possess leadership in the areas of financial management, planning, directing, quality improvement, personnel management, institutional representation and customer service to academic and investigator constituencies.

Additional qualifications include a DVM or VMD degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited veterinary school, board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state of the USA and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine, 5 or more years leadership experience in large complex academic animal care program and 5 or more years serving on an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Preferred qualifications include additional advanced degrees (MS, PhD, etc.) or other advanced scientific training and participation or leadership in national veterinary or biomedical research organizations such as American Association of Laboratory Animal Science, AAALAC or other similar professional groups.

Baylor College of Medicine has retainedOpus Partnersto support the recruitment of this position. Katie Dean, Associate Partner and Thomas Lapierre, Senior Associate, are leading the search. Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations should be sent by email to Thomas (thomas.lapierre@opuspartners.net).

Baylor College of Medicine policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, disability or genetic information.


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Staff Veterinarian, Inotiv, Mt Vernon, IN

5/17/21

Position Summary

Maintain the health of the animal species housed at Inotiv Evansville and carry out all veterinary health and regulatory responsibilities in the absence of or to assist the Attending Veterinarian.

Position Requirements

Education and experience

  • This position requires a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine and 3 years of relevant experience preferred

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read, write and interpret scientific material
  • Manual dexterity to perform research functions, type and use office equipment
  • Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time

Performance requirements

Characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

General

  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Ability to read, write and understand oral and/or written instructions

Physical Activity

  • This position will require frequent walking, sitting for extended periods of time, carrying, standing, heavy lifting (min. 50 lbs.), reaching while standing, gripping/twisting hand movements, finger control and other general repetitive motions.
  • Manual dexterity to catch and hold animals.

Working Conditions

  • Frequent involvement with radiant/electrical energy, solvents, grease, oil, irritants, acids, bases, and other hazardous chemicals, electro-mechanical hazards, flammable materials and biohazards. Due to exposure to hazardous biological materials (which may include HIV positive specimens), immunization to diseases may be a required
  • Will be exposed to animal dander, bites, scratches, etc., and material associated with animal husbandry
  • Able to wear latex gloves, dust mask and/or respirator, and safety glasses as required.
  • The noise level is usually moderate to loud requiring ear protection
  • Mantoux TB test with negative result is required

Tools, Equipment, & Other Resources Used

  • Various software applications sustained by a Windows platform. (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide veterinary care for all research animals at Inotiv Evansville.
  • Attend all animals as requested for health issues and carry out appropriate examinations, treatment prescriptions, and diagnostic procedures as appropriate.
  • Monitor and address animal health and welfare issues as needed and inform Inotiv management thereof.
  • Perform incoming health checks on large animals when received (dogs, mini-swine, primates) and add to individual health records.
  • Perform prescreening activities for study animals including physical and ocular examinations
  • Complete animal examination and treatment records on all animals examined or treated and add to individual health records.
  • Supervise maintenance of the working inventory of veterinary supplies needed to maintain the health and welfare of the animals.
  • Perform surgical procedures on laboratory animals as directed in respective protocols or as appropriate for injured animals.
  • Field and triage after hour’s phone calls as needed.
  • Participation in on call schedule for weekend, holiday, and emergency coverage as needed
  • Update management on new animal welfare issues that might impact the research needs of Inotiv Evansville
  • Inform the Senior Manager, Operations and/or Director of Toxicology, and Attending Veterinarian of any animal issues affecting the conduct of preclinical studies, interaction with clients and/or generation of protocols and reports.

Regulatory Responsibilities

  • Maintain records and inventory of controlled chemical substances in accordance with Federal Regulations.
  • Potential ex officio membership and active participation in the IACUC, attend meetings, review protocols, and address animal issues as brought to the committee.
  • Maintain USDA facility and animal care compliance.
  • In the absence of the Attending Veterinarian, host annual USDA inspections and respond provide support in response to any findings.
  • Submit annual USDA animal use report in November of each year.
  • Complete and submit tuberculosis testing records to USDA.
  • Maintain and update the facility IACUC Program for AAALAC site visits.
  • Submit annual report to AAALAC in December each year.
  • Assist Attending Veterinarian in hosting AAALAC site visits every three years and prepare and submit response to site audit findings.
  • Submit unscheduled death reports to AAALAC when necessary.

Study Responsibilities

  • Communicate with Study Directors regarding study animal issues, examination findings, recommendations regarding treatment and disposition of study animals.
  • Provide veterinary procedures and surgery support as called for in study protocols.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Instruct and as needed supervise Veterinary Scientists
  • Supervise maintenance of animal records including social housing, incompatibility exemptions, tuberculosis testing, alopecia in primates, disease surveillance, vaccination schedules, nail/hoof trimming, and animal enrichment.
  • Provide training and guidance to Veterinary Scientist for identified procedures.

Training Responsibilities

  • Participate in in-house training programs for the technical staff as needed.

Record Maintenance Responsibilities

  • Complete and maintain individual animal health records on all USDA species for three years

To apply, go to https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=65f9886d-864b-437c-9d59-7bb571a0171c&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US


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Director, Comparative Medicine, Pfizer, Cambridge, MA

5/17/21

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

As part of the Comparative Medicine (CM) team, you will be responsible for all CM operations, scientific, strategic, and collaborative activities as well as for all CM staff and budget residing at the site. You will be a member of the CM Executive Team (ET) which is responsible for strategy setting across the global line.

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

Role Responsibilities

  • The Site Head has responsibility for all CM operations, scientific, and collaborative activities, as well as for all CM staff and budget residing at the site. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, leadership, resource management, regulatory compliance and communication within and outside of the direct line. This role supports the setting of the global strategy for the CM line in liaison with the CM ET.
  • This position serves as the primary point of contact for site matters, USDA, FDA, and AAALAC, and other regulatory agencies.
  • The Site Head is ultimately responsible for providing and/or overseeing the veterinary care and animal welfare of all animals at the site and may serve on a rotational basis to provide veterinary care coverage on weekends and holidays.
  • The Site Head is responsible for providing technical expertise in the field of Comparative Medicine and the use of animal models in drug development within the line
  • As a resource manager, the Site Head evaluates workload vs. capacity and aligns site resources and process improvements to meet the needs of the line and its customers; assesses current work practices and suggests any efficiencies or effectiveness changes; and optimizes and provides vivarium facilities appropriate to the needs of the Line and Site.
  • The Site Head is responsible for hiring, retaining, training and developing a diverse population of colleagues; ensures the recruitment and professional development of staff to support the Line’s objectives and future growth; and manages performance including provision of training opportunities, coaching, and evaluation.
  • The Site Head works with the CM Operations staff to ensure the vivarium and associated equipment remains functioning, up-to-date, and aligned with the research needs. This role may serve on a rotational basis to provide veterinary care coverage on weekends and holidays.
  • This position provides direction for laboratory/Vivarium safety at a site level
  • 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.

Basic Qualifications

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

  • Advanced degree required; D.V.M. or V.M.D, Diplomate ACLAM
  • In depth knowledge of regulatory requirements in working with research animals, experience in laboratory animal medicine and science, animal husbandry and vivarium operations.
  • 10+  years of experience in leadership, supervisory and managerial skills.
  • 10+ years of experience, preferable in pharmaceutical R&D setting with knowledge of the drug discovery process and the practice of laboratory animal medicine
  • The Site Head has a strong understanding of applications of animal-based research and testing and is experienced in working with teams across an organization and within a matrix structure organization.
  • The Site Head has demonstrated ability to lead a complex and highly regulated scientific and technical organization. The Site Head has proven leadership or shared leadership capabilities for execution of local projects and designs an organization that is situated to contribute successfully to the delivery of the portfolio. The Site Head is a proven leader that demonstrates all Pfizer values and composes an organization that is inclusive and diverse in culture.
  • The Site Head is customer-centric, seeking out feedback from the customer base and exceeding the expectations of the customer.

To apply go to
https://pfizer.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PfizerCareers/job/United-States---Massachusetts---Cambridge/Director--Comparative-Medicine_4813994-2


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Chief and Deputy Director of the Veterinary Medicine and Animal Facility Management Branch (VMAFM),Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Office of Research Services, Division of Veterinary Resources, Bethesda, MD

5/14/21

Join our dynamic team as the Chief and Deputy Director of the Veterinary Medicine and Animal Facility Management Branch (VMAFM), in the Office of Research Services (ORS), Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR).

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s largest medical research facility, has a challenging position available requiring leadership and management skills including expertise in both laboratory animal medicine and facility management. The VMAFM Team: (1) provides veterinary care to research animals and technical support to investigators utilizing animals; (2) consults and collaborates with the intramural community and their veterinary staff on the veterinary aspects of protocol design; (3) provides oversight of animal imports into NIH facilities while maintaining biosecurity of existing colonies; (4) provides a pharmacy for the NIH laboratory animal community; and (5) manages and maintains a centralized surgical, intensive care and diagnostic imaging service for NIH intramural animal protocols.

The successful candidate will be responsible for serving as DVR Deputy Director and overseeing the VMAFM staff in DVR-managed facilities on the Bethesda and Poolesville campuses by planning, managing, and coordinating veterinary and facility resources and clinical/technical programs to ensure high quality veterinary care, research support, regulatory compliance, and AAALAC accreditation. The Deputy Director must possess leadership skills to have oversight of and to guide a large team of veterinarians and animal facility managers to effectively support the NIH intramural research mission.  The VMAFM Chief and Deputy Director works with and reports to the DVR Director to ensure the success of the mission of DVR: “…to contribute to the advancement of NIH biomedical research programs by providing excellence in animal care, customer service, and specialized research services to support intramural research efforts. DVR’s diverse and dedicated staff emphasizes accountability to the NIH researcher’s needs in areas including humane animal and veterinary care, animal behavior and enrichment, diagnostics and health surveillance, surgery, pharmacy, procurement, nutrition, and animal transportation.”

Qualifications for the VMAFM Chief and Deputy Director include a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education. Graduates of veterinary schools not AVMA accredited must have Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates certification. Candidates must be Diplomates of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state. Candidates must also have experience as a supervisor/leader of at least one component of a laboratory animal medicine program. Experience in overseeing animal facilities and/or possession of a certification such as CMAR and/or graduate degree in Business Administration is favored. A full package of federal benefits will be provided including leave, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401K equivalent). Appointees may be U.S. citizens or resident aliens. Applications from women, persons from underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. The position is subject to a background check. At the NIH, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees in the biomedical research community. Within NIH, the Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR) embraces diversity and strives to create and maintain an inclusive environment for all DVR employees.

Applications must be received by June 13, 2021. Candidates must submit a cover letter, a current CV, and 3 references with contact information to the DVR Director at  oddvrdir@mail.nih.gov

DHHS/NIH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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Clinical Veterinarian, Altasciences, Seattle, WA Area 

5/13/21

The Clinical Veterinarian will examine, diagnose and treat laboratory animals to ensure the health of animals used in scientific research, comply with regulations governing their humane and ethical treatment , and competently perform all tasks relating to caring for animals in a clinical setting.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide routineand/or specialized veterinary medical, dental, imaging, and surgical services for nonhuman primates (NHPs) on site
  • Provide professionalleadership in the care and resolution of complex medical cases
  • Assist in maintaining compliancewith Federal regulations governing the humane care and use of laboratory animals
  • Assist in the development,review, revision and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) relating to animal issues
  • Assist the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee,with responsibilities including; reviewing protocols, animal colony issues, management issues and consultations
  • Performclerical/administrative duties with respect to medical records, reports, examination sheets, forms readied for use for recording procedures, e
  • Ensurepreventive health program execution, domestic isolation programs, colony/stock animal’s health/medical care
  • Build business experiencein laboratory animal science through client interaction and sales

Requirements:

  1. Doctorof Veterinary Medicine
  2. 2+years experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine, including experience with NHPs
  3. AState License in Veterinary Medicine is required/a willingness to become licensed in Washington state within one year.
  4. ACLAM board certification or board eligibility preferred.
  5. Abilityto utilize appropriate mathematical concepts for interpreting scientific studies, dose calculations, conversions, dilutions and related skills
  6. Skillsto read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions; the ability to write routine reports and correspondence; and the ability to speak effectively with clients and staff

Please apply directly to our careers page at https://can59.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/altasciences/Posting/View/1730 or email Brian Kelleher bkelleher@altasciences.com for more information.

Altasciences is a mid-size contract research organization with a unique focus on supporting drug development from lead candidate selection to proof of concept. With over 25 years of industry experience, we provide preclinical and clinical solutions to an international customer base of biopharmaceutical companies. Our full-service offering in this critical stage of drug development includes program management, preclinical safety testing, clinical pharmacology services, manufacturing and analytical services, medical writing, biostatistics, data management, and bioanalysis services tailored to specific research requirements. Altasciences has facilities in Montreal, QC; Kansas City, KS,Seattle, WA and Philadelphia, PA.
 
Our team is made up of over 1,300 professionals from the medical and scientific fields who work together to achieve a common goal: to contribute to the advancement of life sciences. Bring your talents and forward-thinking approach to Altasciences and help us develop medicines for those who need them, faster.


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Program Officer, Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR), Washington, DC                  

5/13/21

Are you passionate about impactful science and research and interested in public policy? Do you have knowledge and experience with excellence in research animal care and use? Are you interested in One Health, public health, biomedical research, wildlife, and/or non-model species and biodiversity? Do you want to manage complex projects in high priority and cross-cutting challenge areas related to animal research?

The Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is looking for a Program Officer to help support ILAR’s mission to evaluate and to report on scientific, technological, and ethical use of animals and related biological resources, and of non-animal alternatives in non-food settings, such as research, testing, education, and production of pharmaceuticals. Activities may include the Standing Committee for the Care and Use of Animals in Research, Roundtable on Science and Welfare of Research Animal Use, and projects with topics related to research animal care and use, One Health, and wildlife and biodiversity conservation.

Job Summary

Responsible for developing and managing one or more of the organization’s programs or projects with minimal oversight by Director or Senior Program Officer.  Develops program or project strategy and budget, supervises staff, and ensures program or project meets objectives.  Assembles committees/panels and serves as staff liaison between committee/panel members and the National Academies.  Develops prospectuses and raises funds for new projects. 

Incumbent applies in-depth professional level knowledge to independently solve a full range of complex problems.  The job’s primary focus may be either leading studies or convening activities or managing organization programs (e.g., research programs, art programs, etc.).  The work is primarily intellectual or analytical in character, requiring advanced knowledge.  Assignments are broadly defined and require judgment and creativity to complete.  Incumbent has authority to take whatever action deemed advisable or necessary, and is often responsible for oversight or management of other staff.  Typically reports to Senior Program Officer or Director.  

Essential Job Duties

  1. Designs and manages program(s) or project(s) of minimal or moderate complexity. In collaboration with supervisor, develops program or project strategy, manages budget, supervises staff, and ensures program or project meets objectives.  Activities may include leading studies, research programs, grant programs, fellowship programs, etc.
  2. Where applicable and with director/senior program officer oversight, recruits potential committee/panel nominees and assembles appointment packages.  Communicates and coordinates with the committee/panel chair and members.  Identifies and gathers research materials for the committee.  Facilitates the flow of information among committee/panel members, consultants, staff, and other applicable parties. 
  3. Conducts large and small workshops and/or meetings.  Develops agendas, invites presenters and participants, oversees meeting logistics and multimedia presentations, and prepares written summaries. 
  4. Prepares background papers and technical summaries.  Develops written products (e.g., reports, proceedings, white papers).  Drafts and edits materials for publication.  For studies and other applicable programs, synthesizes and edits research findings and technical data and determines the relevance of data for purposes of activity. 
  5. Supports committee members, forum members, workshop participants, etc. in all aspects of work.  For studies, assistance is provided in preparing the draft report, including writing sections of report based on committee input and review and editing the report for format, consistency, and grammar. Facilitates the response to review, responds to comments and concerns of editors, and prepares the final manuscript for publication. 
  6. Where applicable, independently plans and implements extensive communications activities related to assigned programs or projects.  Creates and maintains materials, web sites, and social media channels to provide interest groups with information generated from and for activities. 
  7. Where applicable, manages dissemination of reports and other types of publications.  Prepares dissemination plan and funding proposal.  Assists in managing report production activities.  Identifies and engages external organizations in dissemination.  Prepares dissemination materials.  Conducts dissemination meetings. 
  8. Manages staff with minimal oversight by Director or Senior Program Officer.  Assigns tasks and provides guidance and feedback to staff.  Mentors staff and ensures required training is accomplished and participates in performance reviews.  Interprets and ensures consistent application of organizational policies.   
  9. Oversees project budget and schedule and authorizes expenditures.  As required, collaborates with financial staff to ensure compliance.  
  10. Collaborates with experts and sponsors from federal, state, and local government agencies, foundations, schools, and other organizations.  Represents the unit and committee within and outside the National Academies. 
  11. With Director or Senior Program Officer oversight, conducts background research on topics for new studies, programs, or activities.  Writes prospectuses and proposals for new and continuing funding.  Identifies potential sponsors.  Raises funds for current and future projects.  Where applicable, manages funder/member/alumni relations. 

Nonessential Job Duties

Related duties and special projects as assigned.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Advanced knowledge of scientific, technical, or policy issues in a related discipline.  Strong program/project management skills.  Ability to understand and share technical/scientific issues with diverse audiences.   Ability to solve intellectual problems that are varied and complex using originality and ingenuity.  Ability to operate using appreciable latitude for independent judgment and action.  Ability to manage and develop projects.  Ability to work successfully in a team environment and to form and maintain effective teams.  Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness.  Ability to develop relationships with co-workers, employees in other National Academies’ departments, and external constituents through effective communication.  Excellent written and oral skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and constituents.

  • Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent knowledge. 
  • Minimum Experience: Three years of related professional experience.  Demonstrated basic proficiency in conveying scientific/technical/policy information in oral and written form. 
  • Preferred Education: M.D, D.V.M, or Ph.D. in any of the biological sciences.
  • Preferred Experience: Four years of post-M.S. experience in biological sciences and/or animal research. Experience writing scientific papers, preparing proposals, peer-reviewing manuscripts and giving professional presentations.
  • Physical Capabilities: Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time.  Ability to travel.
  • Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:
  • Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Typically reports to senior program officer or director.  General direction is provided.  Supervises project/program staff with minimal oversight by director/senior program officer.
  • Work Environment: Office environment, with occasional travel between National Academies’ facilities and to off-site meeting/sponsor locations.

Link to apply: https://nas.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/NAS_Careers/job/Keck-Center/Program-Officer---Institute-for-Laboratory-Animal-Research_R0000948


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Senior Staff Veterinarian, Charles RiverSafety Assessment, Reno, NV

5/13/21

Req ID #:   110817

Location:  

Reno, NV, US, 89511

Contact Person: Kevin Feehan kevin.feehan@crl.com      848-241-7087

Application Link: https://jobs.criver.com/job/Reno-Staff-Veterinarian-1-NV-89511/742318500/

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families.

Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career.

As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Senior Staff Veterinarian  for our Safety Assessment site located in Reno, Nevada.

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

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

  • Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) or international equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years experience in laboratory animal medicine required
  • 2 years management experience preferred
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least 1 U.S. state required
  • Ability to practice veterinary medicine in the work state highly desirable
  • ACLAM eligibility or accreditation preferred
  • Computer literacy, good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and guidelines that govern animal research, research conduct principles (GLP) and current methodology of laboratory animal medicine and management is important

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.
 
About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.
 
With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

 
At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

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

For more information, please visit www.criver.com

Nearest Major Market:  Reno
Nearest Secondary Market:  Tahoe
Job Segment:  Toxicology, Biotech, Veterinarian, Pharmaceutical, Science, Veterinary, Research


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Clinical Veterinarian, Wake Forest University and Atrium Health, Winston-Salem, NC

5/13/21

The Animal Resources Program (ARP) is seeking a Clinical Veterinarian to provide medical care to animals used in teaching and research programs at Wake Forest University, located in Winston-Salem, NC, and Atrium Health located in Charlotte, NC.  The person filling the position will join a team of veterinary faculty and staff responsible for the provision of a comprehensive animal care program that ensures compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements on both campuses.  This is a unique opportunity for a motivated individual interested in the care of primates, rodents, and a variety of other species in a research-intensive setting.  Overall duties will include but are not limited to: provision of clinical care, colony health surveillance and diagnostic services, anesthetic and surgical services, assistance with oversight and management of vivarium, investigator consultation and support, personnel training, and IACUC participation. The person will also be expected to participate in the training activities of the laboratory animal medicine and veterinary pathology residency programs, mentor veterinary and veterinary technician externs and contribute to the profession through research and involvement in professional organizations. The person will participate in a rotating weekly on-call schedule to provide after-hours and weekend coverage.

Required Qualifications

  • DVM, VMD or equivalent from an AVMA-accredited or recognized school of veterinary medicine.
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in laboratory animal specific practice with rodents and USDA covered species including primates and pigs.
  • Experience working with principal investigators, research staff, animal care staff and students.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, service-oriented, rapidly changing environment to accomplish mutual goals.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively across organizational lines and in collaboration with colleagues throughout the organization.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills; aptitude for detailed work.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to supervise, teach and mentor staff, students, and residents.
  • Ability to contribute to the profession through research and scholarly work and involvement in regional or national professional organizations.
  • Ability to regularly travel to our main campuses in Winston-Salem and Charlotte, NC.

Preferred qualifications

  • Residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine, veterinary surgery or Pathology and/or;
  • ACLAM board certification

Salary will be commensurate with responsibilities and experience.

Apply on-line directly at https://psappprd1.is.wfubmc.edu:8022/psp/eppro/EMPLOYEE/B_NAV_HR/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?HRS_PERSON_ID=0&PAGE=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=48166&SiteId=1

or through the external site at http://www.wakehealth.edu. Select Careers, All Job Opportunities, Location, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Click on All Staff Jobs and search careers for job category "Laboratory/Animal Care," then Clinical Veterinarian (Job ID #48166).

Follow the instructions to complete the application and attach your resume. On completion, your information will be distributed to a review group, at which time a decision will be made in regards to an interview.

Wake Forest University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


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Clinical Veterinarian,Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

5/13/21

Req #: 00043367

Open Rank, Research Faculty Appointment

The Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (DVMS) at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, is recruiting an experienced Clinical Veterinarian.

Key Functions:

  1. Clinical Care: Assists with the duties of the Section Chief, particularly in working with investigators on rodents. May assist with duties in other clinical sections within the department as assigned, working with investigators on clinical procedures and health concerns in a broad range of animal species. Participate in On Call rotation.
  2. Investigator Support: Instructs investigators in appropriate methods of animal care and use.
  3. Institutional Compliance: Conducts pre-review of new and renewing animal use protocols and protocol amendments. Participates in IACUC semi-annual inspections of animal facilities and assists investigators in complying with various animal care and use requirements. May serve as a member or as an appointed officer on institutional compliance committees (such as committee chair, vice chair, or Chief IACUC veterinarian) as required.  These may include the IACUC, Institutional Biosafety committee, Radiation Safety committee, and others.
  4. Continuing Education: Participates as an instructor/teacher in classified staff training, professional/paraprofessional training, and other educational activities as needed. Presents lectures using visuals aids to faculty, students, and other required audiences. Attends and participates in scientific meetings at local and national levels; remains current on professional issues; and fulfills continuing education requirements of licensure.
  5. Scholarly Activity: Actively seeks out opportunities for, and participates in, scholarly academic contributions to scientific literature.
  6. Other duties as assigned

Education:

Required: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (or equivalent degree) (from an A.V.M.A. accredited institution)

Preferred: Post graduate clinical experience in Veterinary Medicine and/or Laboratory Animal Medicine.

Certification:

  1. Eligible or licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Texas
  2. Eligible for USDA accreditation
  3. Eligible for State and Federal registration to handle controlled substances.

Experience:

Must have 2 years’ experience performing veterinary medical and surgical procedures in a private practice or research/academic environment. Must meet institutional requirements for an academia appointment as an Instructor. Must be recognized by peers as possessing expertise in the field of veterinary medicine and surgery.

Please send a recommendation from the Chairman of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, curriculum vitae, and a minimum of 3 letters of reference from referees at the candidate's proposed rank or higher to:

Vanessa Jensen, DVM, DACLAM
713-792-7270
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 63
Houston, TX 77030
Email:  VBJensen@mdanderson.org

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

MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information.  Smoke-free and drug-free environment.


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Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Division of Animal Care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

5/10/21

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Division of Animal Care (DAC) is currently seeking a motivated individual for a new faculty position of Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian.  The faculty appointment will be on the Clinical Educator, non-tenure track in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology/Division of Comparative Medicine in Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine.  Responsibilities will include: medical and surgical care of a large and diverse population of animal species (the majority of which are rodents); animal care and use protocol review to ensure conformance to accepted veterinary practices and regulations; formal and informal training of animal care and research staff; colony health monitoring (particularly rodents); compliance activities; design and implementation of standard operating procedures for the animal care program; formal and informal training as part of the Division of Comparative Medicine’s Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Program; and participation in collaborative research and/or other scholarly activities.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Located in Nashville, Tennessee, VUMC is a premier research institution internationally recognized for its leadership and innovation in the biomedical and biological sciences.  VUMC’s animal care program supports approximately 420 Principal Investigators working on over 640 IACUC-approved protocols, is registered with the USDA, and has been an AAALAC International accredited facility since 1967.  The successful applicant will join a team of eight faculty veterinarians and seven veterinary technicians who oversee the health and welfare of over 20 species of animals with an average daily census of over 100,000.

Qualifications. Applicants must have laboratory animal medicine experience and/or training, strong clinical/surgical skills, an interest in teaching and training, excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and ideally, collaborative research experience.  The ability to interact positively with colleagues, scientific investigators and staff members is essential.  Experience with nonhuman primates is preferred. Applicants must have a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited school, or a certificate issued by the AVMA’s Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates and have passed the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE).  All applicants must be licensed to practice in at least one state in the United States. Applicants must have ACLAM board certification or be eligible for the ACLAM certifying examination at time of appointment. ACLAM-eligible applicants are expected to obtain certification within four years of hire.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, and the names and addresses of three references to:

Erin N.Z. Yu, D.V.M., D.A.C.L.A.M.
Associate Director of Clinical Medicine
Assistant Professor, Pathology, Immunology, and Microbiology, Division of Comparative Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Avenue South
AA-6206 Medical Center North
Nashville, Tennessee 37232-2130
erin.n.yu@vumc.org

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.


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

4/30/21

The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM), University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle WA invites applications for one open position for an American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)-certified or -eligible laboratory animal veterinarian and scientist to join an exciting team of academic veterinarians as a full-time Assistant Professor (without tenure due to source of funding).   This is a 12-month service period (July – June) position with an anticipated start date of Winter/Spring 2021.  Primary responsibilities of this position include conducting independent research and participating in regulatory medicine (protocol review, investigator training, etc). Participation in the clinical care of all laboratory animal species and mentoring of veterinary residents in clinical, regulatory medicine, and research methodology are also required.  Research laboratory start-up funds will be provided by the DCM.

The successful candidate is expected to establish (with mentoring) an independent research program including preparation of grants and manuscripts, and mentoring of graduate students and laboratory animal medicine (LAM) residents in research methodology. This position will also participate in overseeing, mentoring, and teaching veterinary technicians and LAM residents in the clinical, regulatory, and surgical care of a wide variety of laboratory animal species in both informal and didactic settings.

The University of Washington is one of the world’s most preeminent public universities.  In 2019, the UW was ranked 10th by the US News and World Report’s Best Global Universities. The DCM is an academic Department in the UW School of Medicine, and has a faculty of 45 primary, clinical, and affiliate veterinarians and scientists who have diverse training and expertise in laboratory animal medicine, veterinary pathology, surgery, internal medicine, and aquatic animal medicine. DCM faculty research interests are broad and include specific expertise in hematologic cancer, developmental immunology, inflammatory lung disease, innate immunity, inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer, comparative pathology, nutrition/metabolism, embryonic stem cell biology, and aging.  Additional information about the Department can be found at the following website: https://www.washington.edu/compmed/

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited institution (or foreign equivalent) and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the United States.  Three years of experience in laboratory animal medicine and board certification or eligibility in the ACLAM is required. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to: 

Independent and/or collaborative grants (such as KO1 awards); PhD in a relevant field (or foreign equivalent) or 5 years of advanced research training.  Candidates must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit the following via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/79504:

Letter of intent (which should include a diversity statement) and CV should be addressed to Dr. Thea Brabb:

Thea Brabb, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
Professor and Chair
Department of Comparative Medicine
Box 357340
Seattle, WA 98195-7190
Phone: (206)685-3256
Email: thea@uw.edu

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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

Commitment to Diversity

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


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Veterinarian, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

4/30/21

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

The applicant must be a U.S. citizen with a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited school or college of veterinary medicine and must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the U.S.A.  The successful applicant will preferably have training and experience in the practice of laboratory animal medicine.  ACLAM board certification or eligibility is highly desired.  Duties include: provision of clinical care to rodent and (New World) nonhuman primate models used in neurologic, auditory, behavioral and pain research; training of vivarium staff and investigative personnel; review of proposed animal studies; participation in the planning and implementation of an extensive animal health surveillance program; and contribution to the ongoing evaluation and refinement of the NINDS/NIDCD/NCCIH animal care and use program.  The successful applicant will have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as be an integral team player.

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

Application review will begin June 1, 2021 and proceed until a successful candidate is recruited.  Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae including three references with contact information, and a letter summarizing their qualifications and career goals to Dr. Crystal Thomas (crystal.thomas@nih.gov). 

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


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Clinical Veterinarian, University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

4/30/21

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

Faculty appointment ranking will be as an Assistant Scientist. Scientist track faculty are responsible for the research mission of the IUSM. All job duties as outlined herein are required to support the research mission. This is a non-tenure research track faculty position.

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

Veterinary Duties (~70%):

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

Regulatory Duties (~30%):

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

As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.

Basic Qualifications:           

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

Application Process:

To learn more about this opportunity or apply, visit: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/10352

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

The anticipated start date is July 1st, 2021, or a mutually agreeable date soon thereafter. The position will remain open for application on the IU hiring website until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Robin Crisler, DVM at crisler@iu.edu.


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Clinical Veterinarian: Campus Animal Resources, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

4/29/21

Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for the position of Clinical Veterinarian within Campus Animal Resources to provide primarily clinical care and veterinary consultation in support of the organization’s research mission. CAR is the regulatory oversight unit within the Office of Regulatory Affairs, comprised of more than 50 employees that deliver critical services in clinical care, husbandry, animal ordering, billing, and investigator training for animal research programs across the institution.

MSU is the pioneer land-grant institution in the Midwest with a growing biomedical research profile, multiple new animal facilities, and more than $725M in sponsored research expenditures in 2019. The institution was ranked recently as one of the top 5 fastest rising institutions in the country. Our breadth of research includes biomedical, veterinary, agricultural, fisheries, wildlife, behavior, women’s health, and precision medicine.

The University holds full AAALAC accreditation campus-wide including the College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the south campus animal farms and extension units. The City of East Lansing and surrounding towns offer a remarkably affordable cost of living within easy driving to everything from urban centers to hiking/biking trails, minor league baseball to lake front beaches.

Position Summary:

In this role, the incumbent will join a team of veterinarians and vet nurses that work together to provide daily care, diagnosis, treatment, and management of clinical cases identified in the research and production animal colonies. Other expectations will be to: assist with disease surveillance and prevention programs; participate in various activities to ensure compliance with local and federal regulations and guidelines with service to the IACUC; provide mentorship to student trainees on rotations; and assist generally with oversight and management of the animal care and use program.

Candidates that are planning for the ACLAM-certification examination are welcome to apply, and accommodations for study time and support will be prioritized.

Responsibilities:

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • USDA accredited veterinarian.
  • Advanced degree (M.S., Ph.D., M.P.H., etc.).

Please contact Dr. F. Claire Hankenson (fclaire@msu.edu) with inquiries. For link to apply: https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/506439/veterinarianclinical

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.


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Director (Supervisory Veterinarian), Division of Intramural Research Animal Program, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

4/29/21

The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is seeking to recruit an outstanding Veterinarian to direct the Animal Program. There are three components to the NHLBI Animal Program Division that work together to support the NHLBI Research Program:

  1. Technical Support: The Animal Program provides care and technical services for NHLBI research animals including husbandry, purchasing, health monitoring, animal import/export, mouse rederivation and cryopreservation services as well as providing support for NHLBI animals in other NIH facilities. 
  2. Animal Surgery and Resources Core: The Core services provided include animal model development, surgery, surgical support, post-operative care as well as technical services such as radiography, blood and tissue collection, hematology and blood chemistries. 
  3. Research and Development in the technology associated with Cores as well as basic research in collaboration with DIR research scientists.

The Director will be responsible and have oversight of a large staff comprised of government employees and contractors. The program provides surgical and technical procedure support for NHLBI investigators and supports a great variety of large animal procedures including: cardio-pulmonary bypass for heart transplants and other procedures, tissue collection, anesthesia for imaging procedures and surgical training. For rodents, they commonly do myocardial infarct models, telemetry implants, imaging, aortic banding, vascular injuries and grafts, as well as microsurgery training for NHLBI and NIH staff. The Director will provide guidance in the development and implementation of animal use protocols to researchers. Also, assure compliance with all Federal and State animal care and use laws and regulations while maintaining AAALAC accreditation. The opportunity to conduct research in the technical aspects of this support program as well as basic research in collaboration with the DIR investigators is intrinsic to this position.

The existing faculty in the NHLBI DIR is an outstanding group of internationally recognized biomedical researchers covering a wide range of basic and clinical research topics (please see https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/research/intramural) complemented by the other research institutes within the DIR (please see http://www.nih.gov/science/#campus).

The successful candidate should have a strong track record of achievement, expertise and experience in the area of animal research. The candidate must possess a DVM from an AVMA accredited program, be licensed to practice in at least one state, and have ACLAM, ACVP, or other relevant board certification. Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.

Appointees must be US citizens in order to be eligible for government employment.

Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Applicants should send a 1-2 page descriptive letter of interest and how they would lead a large animal program in a government research environment. 

Please apply to the following USAjobs link: GS-15 Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer

If you have any questions on how to apply to the position, please do not hesitate to contact HR Specialist or Ms. Kat Miller at kat.miller@nih.gov.

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.


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Staff Veterinarian- Veterinary Services, Charles River CRO, Mattawan, MI

4/27/21

Req ID #:   102163

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families.

Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career.

As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.

We are seeking an experienced Staff Veterinarian  for our Veterinary Services Team at our Safety Assessment site located in Mattawan, MI.

The Staff Veterinarian  position is responsible for providing consultation, oversight, and direct support of veterinary care activities for all animals used at Charles River - Mattawan; assisting the Attending Veterinarian and IACUC to ensure compliance with animal welfare standards and regulations by AAALAC, Int., USDA, and PHSOLAW; and supporting the evaluation of test article effects by performing examinations and making assessments to interpret study effects on animals.

Preferred Qualifications  for the Staff Veterinarian position include, but are not limited to

  • DVM or equivalent degree obtained from an AVMA accredited institution with 0-5 years of relevant experience.
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, preferred.
  • USDA accreditation, preferred.
  • Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Computer skills, commensurate with Essential Functions and including ability to learn a validated system.
  • Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to, evenings, weekends, extended shifts and/or extra shifts, sometimes on short notice.
  • Ability to work under specific time constraints.

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

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.
 
With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

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

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

Please note: additional veterinarian positions are available at our Ashland, OH, Spencerville, OHSenneville, Quebec, Reno, NV,   Labelle, FLHouston, TX, and South San Francisco, CA  sites.


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Director/Veterinarian, Research Management, Genentech, Dixon, CA

4/26/21

The gRED Animal Resources department seeks an experienced laboratory animal veterinarian who has strong leadership skills and is passionate about mentorship and career development for his/her group members, able to inspire and motivate teams to make a big impact and deliver their best every day. This position is based in Dixon and will co-lead our Dixon site with the Director of Genetically Engineered Animals Program in the Department of Molecular Biology. The entire Dixon site is supported by >100 staff responsible for our mouse model program.  This position will report directly into the Attending Veterinarian.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Lead a team of people managers & individual contributors, ~65 people, by providing leadership, empowerment, and coaching for your team in a matrixed environment, inspiring your team to perform at their best, optimizing their growth opportunities and capabilities to successfully contribute and operate at the Dixon site. Includes passionate engagement as a co-leader of the Dixon Site. 
  • Provides leadership and oversight of the Dixon animal care and use program, including supporting the veterinary services group with implementing preventative medical and health monitoring programs
  • Supports departmental biosecurity, safety, maintenance/renovation, occupational health and quality assurance programs as applicable to vivarium management and animal welfare
  • Supports the Attending Veterinarian and IACUC in assuring in vivoresearch at Genentech is in compliance with all federal and state laws, AAALAC standards and company guidelines.
  • Actively explores other technologies and processes to determine how they could enhance our environment and then successfully lead their implementation. 
  • Advances diversity, equity and inclusion within an organization.

Education & Experience:

  • 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 and research experience.
  • ACLAM board certified (preferred) or eligible.
  • Knowledge of current Federal and State regulations applicable to in vivoresearch and AAALAC standards.
  • Strong background in genetics and comparative physiology/medicine with familiarity of the creation process used to generate genetically engineered mice.
  • Minimum of 7 years of leadership and/or supervisory experience, including managing a vivarium operation and veterinary service.
  • Experience working in the pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical industry strongly preferred

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate, prioritize, and adapt to changing workload situations. 
  • Ability to make decisions that significantly impact the department, as well as related functions.
  • Ability to think strategically and execute upon a strategic vision
  • 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. 
  • Subject Matter Expert in Managing, organizing, distributing, developing, project execution programs and policies, including workflow, quality, budget, schedule and safety.
  • Positive attitude, enthusiasm, professionalism, strong work ethic with high level of integrity and ethics, and alignment with Genentech values.
  • Ability to successfully interact with and influence others
  • Ability to manage multiple, highly complex projects and a team of project managers.
  • Able to regularly travel to our main campus in South San Francisco to meet with colleagues to build relationships and share data.

Apply Link: https://bit.ly/3aB5o7N


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Clinical Veterinarian, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

4/23/21

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

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

Required Qualifications:

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

To Apply:

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

https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=143373&job=clinical-veterinarian-biologic-resources-laboratory  Job# C143373

Closing Date: April 29, 2021.

Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit:  https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899

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


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Local Animal Welfare Officer, MilliporeSigma, Rockville,MD

4/23/21

A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your role:

The Attending Veterinarian (AV) will provide high quality clinical veterinary medicine for animal facilities at our (Rockville, MD) site and collaborate globally with colleagues fulfilling regulatory responsibilities including our Animal Use Review Board (MAUR). The Attending Veterinarian will also serve as the Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) and will support the site Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and interact with outside regulatory agencies including USDA and AAALAC intl. Furthermore, the AV/AWO role will assure the quality of care and animal facility environment follows corporate standards and policies; local, state, regional and federal regulations; and other guidelines. This position will report into the Global Animal Welfare Officer for NA/Israel.

Who you are:

  • Serve on the IACUC with overall responsibility for the care and use of laboratory animals
  • Educate investigators in understanding IACUC expectations and in the writing and preparation of animal use protocols; provide expertise and interpretation of animal welfare regulations to investigators as needed with attention on responsibility for 3R’s (Reduction, Replacement and Refinement of animal experiments), literature search for alternatives to procedures.
  • Track and Trend animal use and health data. Deliver on 3R (Reduction, Replacement and Refinement of animal experiments) KPIs.
  • Facilitate the smooth and efficient operation of the site IACUC, including facilitating animal use protocol review, conducting veterinary pre-review and be an active voting member of the IACUC, support the Post-Approval Monitoring activities, and semi-annual program reviews.
  • Participant in regulatory inspections/site visits and internal auditing groups.
  • Provide technical training for animal biomethodologies and actively work on application of 3R’s
  • Acts as auditor for animal using vendor qualification and supports Corporate AUV management team as needed.
  • Support the culture of caring at the local site of responsibility
  • Perform clinical veterinary rounds, assess all clinical cases, prescribe treatment and maintain animal health medical records.
  • Track and Trend morbidity and mortality of all animals, assess data to pull out trends that may indicate unanticipated outcomes, that are study related, other animal welfare incidents report these findings to IACUC and GAWO

Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM or equivalent degree, with a current State (US) veterinary license.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in a lab animal medicine in academia or industry or comparable field with record of increased responsibilities and accomplishments, including a minimum 3 years IACUC experience.
  • Highly skilled clinical veterinarian with direct experience in research animal welfare oversight, quality assurance, and IACUC functions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must possess clear understanding of regulations (e.g. USDA) and The Guide standards related to the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing.
  • Experience with AAALAC accreditation process.
  • Experience in a GLP and Toxicology Testing Environment.

What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

Curious?  Apply and find more information at https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=213935&company=merckgroup

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.


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DCM Director of Large Animal Surgical Services, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

4/21/21

To apply, please visit jobs.wustl.edu (req # 51636)

The DCM Director of Large Animal Surgical Services is a highly experienced board-certified laboratory animal veterinary medical specialist, responsible for the preventative, emergency and clinical veterinary medical care of the laboratory animals used in the Washington University research program.  Care is given in compliance with all federal, state, University and laboratory animal science-specific regulations.  Consults with principal investigators regarding research protocols and animal model development and reviews animal study protocols after their submission to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Directs the Large Animal  Surgical Service, which includes oversight of multiple surgical suites, supervision of veterinary technicians in the provision of anesthesia services and clinical care, and performance of surgery to create surgical models.  This position requires participation in emergency care after hours, on weekends and holidays on a rotating schedule with other veterinary staff.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Essential Functions):

  1. Provide veterinary medical care and surgical services to research animals 30 %
  2. Regulatory Compliance, protocol review and IACUC participation 20 %
  3. Directs the  Large Animal Surgery service, which includes oversight of multiple surgical suites, supervision of veterinary technicians in the provision of anesthesia services and clinical care, and performance of surgery to create surgical models 20 %
  4. Consults with investigators about animal models 20 %
  5. Other duties as assigned 10 %

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

  • Candidates must hold a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA Council on Education accredited veterinary college or school. 
  • Candidates must be a Diplomat of the American College of Laboratory Animal medicine
  • Five years’ experience as a laboratory animal veterinarian

REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION:  none

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

  • Diplomat of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)
  • 7+ years of experience serving as a laboratory animal veterinarian.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Missouri
  • Accreditation by the USDA

CRITICAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE: 

  • Broad knowledge of laboratory animal health/medicine, diagnostics, pathology, treatment, surgical procedures, and clinical care of a wide variety of research animal species.  Proficient surgeon, able to perform surgeries to support research projects. Demonstrated decision making skills with ability to work meeting goals and deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with principal investigators, research staff, veterinary staff, veterinary technicians and husbandry staff.
  • Strong knowledge of all applicable federal regulations, standards, and guidelines for all vertebrate animals used in teaching and research, including familiarity with AAALAC-International accreditation standards, as demonstrated in work history and credentials.
  • Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication and organization skills with ability to interact with all levels of the DCM and research staff.
  • Proficiency, knowledge and experience with computers and Microsoft Office Suite tools including Outlook, Excel, Access, etc.

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Director of the Comparative Medicine Group (CMG) and University Attending Veterinarian, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

4/21/21

The Director of the Comparative Medicine Group (CMG) and University Attending Veterinarian has the primary responsibility for providing veterinary clinical care and research support for animal research and teaching activities in K-State animal research facilities managed by the College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture, College of Arts and Science, and College of Health and Human Sciences. Key duties include:

  • Supervises the CMG staff and is responsible for overseeing the financial management of animal care and use facilities
  • Works closely with Animal Facility Manager(s) to oversee daily operations in animal care
  • Provides training and guidance to research personnel on animal handling, experimental animal techniques/procedures, and animal biosafety level (e.g., ABSL-1, ABSL-2, & ABSL-3) practices and procedures as required
  • Has direct responsibility for ensuring that all veterinary clinical standards of care, laws, regulations, and guidelines related to animal care and use, and biosafety/biosecurity are met
  • Directs CMG staff in working with the URCO staff on research compliance matters dealing with the Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
  • May be appointed by the K-State Institutional Official (IO) to serve as a voting member of the IACUC and IBC committees

The mission of the Comparative Medicine Group is to facilitate animal use in research and teaching, at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University by providing high-quality animal care in accordance with both federal and state regulations and AAALAC guidelines.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits

We Support Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:       

Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA Council on Education accredited veterinary college or school and be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Kansas
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with a wide array of research animal experience in both laboratory and livestock-based settings
  • AVMA Board Certified Laboratory Animal Veterinarian (Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine)

To apply go to: https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/510282/director-cmg-attending-veterinarian


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IACUC Director, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

4/21/21

Apply Online: https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_staff_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=21002442

The Director of the Animal Research Protection Division of the Office of Research Protections (ORP) is responsible for formulating the strategic business plan for all training and compliance activities regarding the use of animals in teaching and research at the University of Pittsburgh, and has accountability for the administrative and fiscal management of the division. The Director is also responsible for managing a staff of professionals to conduct activities on behalf of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), such as protocol review. The individual is responsible for formulating and implementing training programs to assure that University faculty, staff, and students are qualified to perform studies using animals, and that they are cognizant of all regulations regarding animal use. The individual collaborates with the IACUC Chair and Attending Veterinarian in developing and implementing policies, procedures and guidelines directed at animal welfare. In addition, the employee is responsible for developing a business plan for auditing research and teaching activities that employ animal subjects, as well as inspections to assure that all University, state and federal regulations regarding the use of animals are observed. The individual serves as a voting member of the IACUC, and is responsible for implementation of all activities mandated by this committee. The employee serves as a primary resource for the University community regarding animal use issues. The employee is responsible for formulating and monitoring annual budgets and supervising, evaluating and mentoring the staff members in the Animal Research Protection division of the Office of Research Protections.

Qualifications: PhD, DVM, or other professional degree or Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with CPIA (Certified Professional in IACUC Administration) credential.  Incumbent must have at least 5 years of animal research regulatory experience. 


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Clinical Veterinarian, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, in Atlanta, GA

4/19/21

The Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia has an immediate faculty opening for a Clinical (Assistant) Veterinarian, with a background and interest in laboratory animal medicine. The successful candidate will join a team of thirteen veterinarians in the Yerkes Division of Animal Resources, which is responsible for the care and well-being of a large population of nonhuman primates. The Yerkes National Primate Research Center (YNPRC) is a major biomedical research institution that is rapidly expanding with its main facilities located at Emory University and 117-acre Field Station in Lawrenceville. The position is split between the Field Station (FS) in Lawrenceville, Georgia and the Main Station (MS) in Atlanta, Georgia. YNPRC veterinary staff provides preventative and clinical veterinary care for the nonhuman primate and rodent colony as well as research support to the residents and collaborating scientists in a diverse array of disciplines including immunology, infectious diseases, neuroscience, transplant medicine, imaging, psychobiology and other areas of research. The successful candidate will contribute to a wider range of IACUC, colony management, behavioral management and training activities and participate in the planning, design and/or renovation of existing and new animal research facilities. S/he will contribute to the supervision of veterinary technicians and veterinary residents in Emory's ACLAM residency training program.

This position will have responsibilities split between the Main Station in Atlanta, GA and the Yerkes Field Station in Lawrenceville, Georgia, with the week divided between the two sites.   At the Main Station, the Assistant Veterinarian will work in collaboration with and report directly to the Chief of Clinical Operations and at the Field Station; the Assistant Veterinarian will work in collaboration with and reports directly to the Assistant Director of Animal Resources, Field Station, as well as the Associate Director of Animal Resources.

Requirements: The ideal candidate will have a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited institution, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine, and have training or experience in laboratory animal medicine. S/he will also have excellent interpersonal and team building skills and strong written and oral communication skills. ACLAM certification or board eligibility is highly desirable, as are knowledge and hands on experience in surgical and medical procedures in nonhuman primates. Collaborative involvement with investigators is strongly encouraged and prior experience in an academic environment is a plus.  An excellent remuneration package will be offered to the right individual.

Applications must be submitted online at the Emory website:

https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/65879/asst.-veterinary-scientist-(yerkes-main-%26-field-station)/job?mobile=false&width=1140&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Please contact Dr. Joyce Cohen with any questions about the position.  joyce.cohen@emory.edu