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Attending Veterinarian and Senior Director
Division of Laboratory Animal Resources, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Posted 28 September 2016

Wayne State University, founded in 1868, is a nationally recognized public, urban research university in Detroit. Wayne State is Michigan’s only urban research university, and is known internationally for its contributions to the sciences.  Wayne State University holds the highest Carnegie Foundation classification for the Advancement of Teaching designations in both research and community engagement.

Duties

Serve as the institutional attending veterinarian with oversight and direction of all animal facilities at Wayne State University. Maintain a veterinary care program that includes preventative medicine and clinical laboratory animal medicine components designed to ensure the conduct of research, teaching and testing activities that ensures their humane care and use at Wayne State University and the affiliated John D. Dingell VAMC. Ensure that the laboratory animal care and use program complies with all state and federal regulations and meets the highest standards required for AAALAC accreditation. Oversee the AAALAC accreditation process. Serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.  Provide professional animal welfare guidance to researchers, staff and university administration.  Work with university business and personnel support staff to develop and administer budgets, schedules and performance requirements. Provide fiscal, personnel, animal facilities and veterinary program oversight and management.

Qualifications

Education:  

Veterinary medical degree from an AVMA-accredited or approved veterinary medical college or school, or passage of the Foreign Veterinarian Equivalency Examination is a critical requirement. Board certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Equivalent training and experience with board certification in another related field will be considered. Post DVM graduate degree(s) MS or PhD are desirable in addition to board certification. Must be currently licensed in one state and eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine and to obtain controlled substance licensure in the State of Michigan. USDA accreditation desired.

Experience:

Five to ten years of experience in laboratory animal medicine at a major research university, medical center, institution or company.  Residency or graduate school training strongly preferred. Experience in conducting independent or collaborative research is preferred. Three to five years of demonstrated administrative experience either directing a facility or a significant component of an animal research program.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education.  Our deep- rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society.  Diversity among our faculty, students and staff contributes significantly to our intellectual vitality and innovative spirit.  We are seeking candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to our diverse community. 

WSU policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check,- before starting to work. Interested candidates should apply to the jobs.wayne.edu website, posting #042127.  Please include a cover letter and resume.  WSU encourages applications from women and persons of color.  WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Clinical Veterinarian
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Posted 27 September 2016

University Laboratory Animal Resources of the University of Pennsylvania has an opening for a full-time clinical laboratory animal veterinarian. We are seeking an energetic, team oriented, self-motivated individual to join our cohesive veterinary team which care for a diverse group of species in an academic research setting.  This is a full-time position with minimal supervisory responsibilities.  The position will include approximately 40 hours of work per week, plus shared emergency coverage. Primary responsibilities are in the School of Medicine with secondary responsibilities in the School of Veterinary Medicine (Philadelphia Campus). 

Our clinical care group includes eight staff and faculty clinical veterinarians, six residents, one ACVP boarded veterinary pathologist, a PhD scientist and a group of twelve skilled veterinary technicians.  

Responsibilities include:

Provide routine clinical and emergency care and anesthesia support to a wide range of laboratory species; oversee colony health; review IACUC protocols review and consult with researchers on animal models; provide investigator technical support; provide small group training of residents in laboratory animal medicine research staff and veterinary students; assist in the perioperative care of surgical models; and serve as an IACUC member on a rotational basis.

Qualifications include:

Veterinary licensure in at least one state is required, as is competency working with large animals used for biomedical research. ACLAM board certification is preferred. We encourage ACLAM board-eligible applicants to apply. A competitive salary, paid monthly, will be provided. All applicants must apply through the Penn online Human Resources system, which can be accessed using this link:

http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/20750

If you have questions about the position, please contact Dr. Raimon Duran-Struuck, Assistant Professor and Associate Director for Veterinary Care and Director of Resident Training at rdura@upenn.edu. References will be checked and a background check will be completed prior to employment.  Applications will be accepted in a rolling basis until the ideal candidate has been identified. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Clinical Veterinarian
Priority One, Jefferson, AR

Posted 26 September 2016

Priority One is currently seeking a Clinical Veterinarian for our Contract at the FDA, Jefferson, AR.

JOB SUMMARY:

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

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

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

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
     
  10. Demonstrated record of work experience within an animal care facility, or within the field of laboratory animal science.
  11. Demonstrated record of successful development, implementation and maintenance of training programs.
  12. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks in an organized manner with minimal supervision.
  13. Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  14. Working knowledge of Microsoft's Office (Word, Excel, etc.) required.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Essential Duties:

  • Oversees all aspects of colony health, including health surveillance.
  • Provides diagnostic support and treatment of sick or injured animals.
  • Manages the preventative medicine program.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of research protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Provides technical oversight of NHP animal care technician, veterinary technician and production colony management personnel to assure SOP training, safety, and facility regulatory compliance.
  • Provides training and instruction on techniques associated with research animal use for animal care technicians and the NCTR investigators and research staff.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of the environmental enrichment program.
  • Assist in developing and implementing Training Plan and safety policies.
  • Acts as a coordinator of animal care projects.  Directs project management meetings to ensure protocol requirements are being met by discussing current SOPs, the development of new SOPs, SOP training, any additional training needs encompassing emergency procedures for the treatment of injuries to personnel and animals in the NHP area.  Ensures that all animal care areas represent a well-documented, and consistently implemented training process for all work groups.
  • Assists during experiment start-up meetings between contract personnel and the NCTR Principal Investigators (PIs), Study Directors, Program Directors and other members of the investigator team to improve customer service and increase communication efforts with fellow scientists.
  • Shall have demonstrated ability to interact effectively with PIs, Study Directors and investigator team(s) to achieve goals set forth within approved research protocols involving animal care, developing department master schedules and study-specific schedules, diet, dosing, and standard observational and technical procedures and accurate reporting of such data.
  • Be familiar with active experimental protocols and future studies in the research pipeline to aide NCTR and Priority One Services, Inc. with assuring PI and Study Director experimental parameters are met.
  • Provides technical consultation and professional advice to the Rodent Breeding Program in development of program SOPs to maintain excellent colony health and to sustain integrity of the genetic lineages.
All interested applicants can apply at www.PriorityOneServices.com  or send their CV or resume to recruiter@priorityoneservices.com  or fax 703-971-5440

Clinical Veterinarian
Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

Posted 26 September 2016

We are seeking a clinical veterinarian to provide support for our barrier rodent facilities. Please see the advertisement below for additional information.

Applicants are being sought for a clinical veterinarian in the Department of Comparative Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine. The position provides a unique opportunity to develop an academic career in an internationally-recognized department. The individual will work with laboratory animal veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary pathologist, and biomedical researchers.

Responsibilities include: 

  1. providing health care for laboratory animals and professional services to research personnel in a multi-species AAALAC-accredited laboratory animal facility;
  2. participating in teaching and training of veterinary residents, graduate students and medical students; and
  3. developing collaborative research interests. This is a non-tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor level.

Applicants must have a DVM or VMD degree, successfully completed a residency/training program in laboratory animal medicine, be licensed to practice in at least one state, and have US citizenship or permanent resident status. Board certification or eligibility in Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is required. Salary and benefits are generous and will be based on experience and qualifications.

To be considered for this position, all applicants need to apply online at:

https://psu.jobs/job/65873 . The campus location is the College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of 3 references.


Clinical Veterinarian
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Posted 19 September 2016

The Director of Animal Program & Facilities is a faculty position that reports to the Vice President for Research.   

Major Responsibilities:

  • Drafting and instituting policies and standards to be used in achievement and maintenance of accreditation by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC)
  • Creating and maintaining consistent management practices and price structures across all the Institute’s animal facilities
  • Containing costs while providing top tier animal research support
  • Overseeing rate studies and balancing budgets
  • Approving and planning construction, equipment purchases, facility repairs and upgrades
  • Directly supervising positions including Facility and Financial Managers
  • Providing veterinary support and consultation on IACUC protocols as needed
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • Education: The incumbent must be a graduate of a college or school of veterinary medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), or have a certificate from either the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) or the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE).
  • Work Experience: The incumbent must have 10 years of experience working with animals to include at least 5 years working with laboratory animals.
  • Skills:
    • Excellent writing, communication, organization, prioritization, problem solving, and training skills.
    • Ability to work diplomatically with many stakeholders.
    • Must maintain current, thorough knowledge of all aspects of animal facility operations including management, cost setting, laws and regulations and trends in construction and equipment.
    • Must be skilled at supervision of animal facility personnel and experienced in recruiting and retaining top level talent.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred Education: Advanced degrees in any area of science involving use of laboratory animals
  • Preferred Work Experience: Demonstrated experience in a complex university or research environment
  • Preferred Certifications:
    • License to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Georgia. 
      Practitioner license (or license-eligibility) from the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
  • Accreditation by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
  • Completion of residency training in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or board eligibility. 

How to Apply:

  • Resumes and Cover Letters should be sent via email to:
    Rex Welch, Assistant Director of HR
    rex.welch@gtrc.gatech.edu or faxed to: 404-385-2078
  • The subject line of the email/fax must include: PVA # 32979, Job Number 01735863 letters of Reference and College Transcripts will be required of the final candidate.
  • 3 letters of Reference and College Transcripts will be required of the final candidate.

Clinical Veterinarian
University of Houston, Houston, TX

Posted 13 September 2016

Job Type:  Staff
Posting Number:  S004480
Hiring Department:  Animal Care Operations:H0240
Grade:  RSE 209
Full Time/Part Time:  Full-time
App Type Search By:  External / Internal

Job Description

  • Provides dedicated veterinary services to laboratory animals. Reviews animal use requests and ensures university compliance with animal care and use requirements. Serves as clinician in Animal Care Operations, providing veterinary services to research animals.
  • Responsible for the education and training of research and animal care personnel and establishes best practices.
  • Assists with the review of animal use requests associated with the Animal Care and Use Committee and ensures university compliance with its protocols.
  • Participates in the regular inspection of animal facilities and follows up on investigator recommendations.
  • Monitors and maintains health surveillance programs to ensure the overall health and safety of both animals and Animal Care staff.
  • Assists the Executive Director and/or Director of Animal Care operations with ensuring correct clinical procedures and appropriate management of health concerns.
  • Assists with research activities and serves on institutional compliance committees as needed.
  • Performs other job-related duties required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral and 1 year experience.

Required Education Certification and Licensure:

  • DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited school or verification of having passed the examination of the Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates, AVMA.
  • Applicant must have passed the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE).
  • An active, unrestricted and valid license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Texas or another state within the U.S. If the applicant does not hold a license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Texas, he/she must be eligible to apply for and obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Texas within one year of employment.
  • ACLAM certification, ACLAM board eligible or have completed an ACLAM-approved formal laboratory animal training program for at least 2 years in duration following receipt of the veterinary medical degree are preferred.
  • Applicants must be willing and eligible to obtain USDA accreditation and DEA registration.
  • Experience with nonhuman primates is strongly preferred.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

https://jobs.uh.edu/postings/32559


Veterinarian
University of Miami, Miami, FL

Posted 13 September 2016

The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The University of Miami, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR), has an immediate opening for a Clinical Veterinarian.

The incumbent participates in the day-to-day management and implementation of clinical activities of the division.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provision of clinical care and anesthesia to laboratory animals.
  • Oversight and participation in animal health monitoring, quarantine, importation and surgical programs; IACUC membership and associated activities; and participation with other DVR professional and senior management staff in programmatic development initiatives, education programs and postdoctoral training in laboratory animal medicine.
  • Collaborative research opportunities are available and encouraged.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Candidate must possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) degree.
  • Current veterinary licensure in at least one state.
  • Minimum of 2-4 years’ post-doctoral experience is required.
  • Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is highly desired.
  • Any appropriate combination of relevant education and/or work experience may be considered.

Apply Online. Miami.edu/careers. Search for position #P100010060


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

Posted 13 September 2016

To be considered for this position, please apply at  www.pfizercareers.com, Job ID 1038585

About Pfizer

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

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

Role Description:

This position is a blended role between VST (Veterinary Science and Technology) and GST (Global Science and Technology) teams of Comparative Medicine.

The role entails supporting VST at a percentage of time that ensures delivering high quality clinical veterinary medicine. The role also entails supporting GST at a percentage of time that will support advancing the Worldwide Research and Development (WRD) portfolio through developing and executing animal models of disease for Pfizer Kendall Square Research Units.

Responsibilities:

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

 Qualifications:

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

Work Experience:

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

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


Senior Veterinary Scientist
Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA

Posted 13 September 2016

The Department of Comparative Medicine at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA has two (2) openings in its ACLAM-certified residency program, starting July 1, 2017.

Requirements:  Candidates must have graduated from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school (or have completed all ECFVG or PAVE requirements), and passed the national licensure examination (NAVLE). The program prepares newly graduated or practicing veterinarians for careers in biomedical research and laboratory animal medicine. Well–rounded individuals with clinical experience and a strong research interest are encouraged to apply. To be successful in our program the applicant must be able to work independently and possess a demonstrated ability to study and perform at a high level. The three-year residency training program follows the general pattern described at http://www2.med.psu.edu/comparativemedicine/graduate-program/ and is approved by the graduate school for an M.S. degree.

Hershey, PA offers a unique setting with excellent community and school/family environments. A generous stipend, depending on experience, and tuition reimbursement will be offered.

Applications must be submitted through the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (www.virmp.org) website beginning October 14, 2016 and include a cover letter stating career goals in addition to the candidate materials required by VIRMP. The deadline for applications is Sunday, November 6, 2016. Further information can be obtained by calling (717) 531-8460. The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Senior Veterinary Scientist
Aragen Bioscience, Morgan Hill, CA

Posted 6 September 2016

DOE employment type: full-time

Aragen Bioscience is a leading contract research organization, focused on accelerating product development with high quality science, professionalism and innovation. Our integrated service offerings include: stable cell line development, antibody discovery and optimization, recombinant protein production and purification, cell-based and in vivo models of disease assays. We pride ourselves in our ability to understand each clients’ unique needs both from a scientific as well as business perspective. This enables Aragen Bioscience to be not only a high quality service provider but a preferred R&D partner

Aragen's offices and labs are located in Morgan Hill, California, at the south end of the Silicon Valley. Aragen’s Preclinical Services has recently commissioned a new facility in Morgan Hill, a few blocks away from the headquarters. Morgan Hill is within 20 minutes commute from San Jose with reverse traffic during rush hours.

Veterinary Duties:

  • Manage a highly skilled and high functioning team of animal technicians.
  • Serve as a resource, providing hands-on veterinary expertise for new and ongoing research.
  • Provide expertise and support to ensure AAALAC accreditation.
  • Review, develop, implement, and maintain existing and new animal use protocols (AUP) and policies for IACUC
  • Support the adoption of new technologies and methodologies used for pre-clinical studies.
  • Hands-on oversight for maintaining high standards for animal health.
  • Oversight of research animal training program for research staff members, animal care staff and husbandry staff.
  • Maintain meticulous records and documentation for vivarium functions and study related tasks.
  • Establish and oversee the mouse colonies, including some husbandry and genotyping.
  • Maintains EHS compliance (radiation, biohazard, chemical safety) in the vivarium facility.
  • Prepare reports for the USDA, AAALAC and OLAW to meet regulatory compliance.

This will be a supervisory position reporting to the VP of Preclinical Services Department at Aragen Bioscience.

Requirements

We are seeking an experienced Veterinary Scientist with at least 5 years of experience in laboratory research focused on rodent studies.  The appropriate applicant should be a DVM with lab animal experience and ACLAM training or certification.  The applicant should possess extensive knowledge on regulatory requirements for animal care and use, have experience with rodent facility management under USDA, NIH and AAALAC international guidelines.  The candidate must have experience with AAALAC certification or renewal processes, have worked successfully with IACUC committees and undergone site audits by clients or regulatory agencies.  The right candidate will have good managerial as well as good documentation and organizational skills. Interest in learning about new research areas a must.  Specialization in pharmacology, pathology and toxicology is highly desirable.  CRO experience is desirable. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, willing to meet strict time lines and able to work cooperatively in a team-based environment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to wear appropriate protective clothing and adhere to Aragen’s safety protocols.
  • The employee will work with live animals with risk of exposure to allergens, zoonotic disease(s) and biohazards.

Aragen is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a challenging work environment with excellent salary and benefits.

  • Candidates only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • Do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers
  • Send response with resume with a cover letter to:mghosh@aragenbio.com

Senior Clinical Veterinarian, Clinical Veterinarian
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Posted 29 August 2016

Applications: Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references to: Neil S. Lipman, VMD, Center of Comparative Medicine and Pathology, 1275 York Avenue, Box 270, New York, NY 10065 or by e-mail to lipmann@mskcc.org

Position:   The Center of Comparative Medicine and Pathology (CCMP), serving Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, and the Hospital for Special Surgery is seeking a laboratory animal specialist. Responsibilities include provision of clinical care and anesthesia to laboratory animals; oversight and participation in animal health monitoring, quarantine, importation and surgical programs; IACUC membership and associated activities; and participation with other CCMP professional and senior management staff in programmatic development initiatives, education programs and postdoctoral training in laboratory animal medicine and comparative pathology. Collaborative research opportunities are available and encouraged.  

CCMP is responsible for the care of over 250,000 animals daily, housed in nine facilities in Manhattan, Queens and Westchester County in the NY metropolitan area as well as Doha, Qatar. Programs are centrally managed, AAALAC accredited, and supported by a multi-disciplinary diagnostic laboratory. CCMP has a staff of more than 200, including 9 veterinarians (both ACLAM and ACVP board-certified). Individuals interested in joining a dynamic, academically oriented animal resource program with state-of-the-art facilities serving renowned institutions are encouraged to apply. 

Requirements: Candidates must possess a DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited institution; have completed postdoctoral training in laboratory animal medicine; and, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state. ACLAM board certification is highly desirable.   Individuals that are board certified in other specialties, e.g., internal medicine, surgery, anesthesia, or zoological medicine, with a strong interest in laboratory animal medicine are also encouraged to apply. Title and compensation will be commensurate with experience. The opportunity for an academic appointment is available to the qualified applicant.

Employer Information: MSKCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment.  All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.


Senior Director, Laboratory Animal Services & Attending Veterinarian
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Posted 25 August 2016

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) welcomes applications and nominations for the position of Attending Veterinarian and Senior Director, Laboratory Animal Services (AV/SD). This is an exciting opportunity to support world-renowned, biomedical research and medical innovation focused on improving the health of children. As CHOP continues its mission of translating innovative research findings into outstanding patient care, the AV/SD will play a pivotal role in supporting this rapidly growing research enterprise. With a commitment to excellence, and a recently developed strategic plan to support that commitment, CHOP is expected to move from a world-class research institute to the undisputed leader in improving the health and saving the lives of children.

The AV/SD will work collaboratively across the research enterprise and within the Laboratory Animal Services (LAS) unit to ensure that investigators are fully supported in all animal-related aspects of their animal research endeavors.  While providing critical, seamless and efficient animal services and resources to the research community, the AV/SD will manage the program of veterinary care, and facilitate the conduct of animal research by supporting animal protocol development, review and experimental design processes. The AV/SD will also assist with establishing professional advancement and enhanced engagement opportunities for Laboratory Animal Facility staff.

The successful candidate will hold a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) and be a Diplomat of ACLAM, with strong laboratory animal research facility expertise and evidence of providing the highest standards of animal care to a wide variety of species. Applicants are required to have relevant experience in academic medicine or academic veterinary medicine, industry, or government including demonstrated excellence in supporting the humane use of animals in research and teaching programs. A thorough understanding and commitment to maintaining a safe and regulatory-compliant facility, as well as experience in contributing toward AAALAC accreditation, is required. Experience with biohazardous materials is preferred.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist in this important recruitment.

To Apply:

Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent in strict confidence to:

Patricia Hastie, Vice President
Jane McMahon, Managing Associate
Isaacson, Miller
www.imsearch.com/5918
1300 19th Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 682-1504 * Fax: (202) 296-7271


Assistant Director, Veterinary and Professional Services
Research Models and Services, Charles River Laboratories, Inc., Wilmington, MA

Posted 22 August 2016

Summary:

Charles River seeks an experienced laboratory animal veterinarian to provide clinical and technical support to North American Research Models and Services (RMS).  Primary responsibilities of the position include veterinary oversight of commercial production colonies, genetically engineered rodent colonies, rabbit production colonies, oversight of colony health and genetic monitoring programs, and technical support to internal and external customers. 

Essential job duties include:

  • Provide clinical and technical support to internal and external Research Models and Services customers.
  • Direct, implement and oversee North American health monitoring and genetic management programs. 
  • Provide clinical, technical and training support to RM Surgical Services, including efforts to continually refine and adopt best practices for surgical operations. 
  • Direct and manage research model characterization and quality programs as well as manage and perform departmental R&D projects.
  • Provide clinical and technical support to other associated business units, including Genetically Engineered Models and Services (GEMS), Rodent Animal Diagnostic Services (RADS), Insourcing Solutions (IS), and Biologics Testing Solutions.
  • Ensure that animal program personnel receive appropriate training and retraining in the areas of assessment of animal welfare (i.e. identification of animal injury, illness and distress), appropriate response to animal welfare issues, zoonosis, as well as other technical animal care and use training required by RMS production operations.
  • Provide technical support to NA Marketing, Product Management, Sales, Quality Assurance, Purchasing, and Occupational Health and Safety for all RMS operations.
  • As needed, serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
  • Support the adoption of efficient and innovative technologies and methodologies for rodent production and site operations. 
  • Maintain professional visibility in the field through publications, presentations and professional organizations. .
  • Support RMS management activities required to maintain animal program compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, accreditation (i.e. AAALAC) standards, and corporate policies.
  • This position requires regular domestic and occasional international travel.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Three to five years of laboratory animal experience, with significant focus on small animal (rodent) models.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) degree or equivalent from an AVMA recognized school of veterinary medicine.
  • Current license to practice Veterinary Medicine in one or more States within the US is required. License to practice in MA and USDA accreditation is preferred.
  • ACLAM accreditation, or eligibility, is highly desired.
  • Proficiency in public speaking, i.e. ability to deliver a technical presentation to a scientific audience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

To apply, and to view the full job description (job ID: 161952), please visit the Career section of  www.criver.com.


Laboratory Animal Medicine Resident
University of Wisconsin-Madison Primate Research Center, Madison, WI

Posted 18 August 2016
Official Title: Research Associate (Post doc)
Salary Rate: $47,484 annual (NIH postdoctoral stipend rate)
Anticipated Begin Date: ASAP
Degree and area of specialization: DVM or VMD required
 

Principal duties:

The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) is one of seven federally supported National Primate Research Centers and the only one in the Midwest.  WNPRC's mission is to increase the understanding of basic primate biology and to improve human health and quality of life through research. To accomplish this, the WNPRC helps discover treatments, preventions and cures for human disease; generates new knowledge of primate biology, from the molecular and whole animal levels to the understanding of primate ecosystems; facilitates research progress by providing expertise, resources and training to scientists worldwide; and collects primate information and disseminates to the research community and to the public.  Based in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), the WNPRC has strong, long-established research and teaching links to the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), the College of Letters and Science (L&S), the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), and the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM).

In collaboration with the Medical and Veterinary Schools of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the WNPRC is seeking a Laboratory Animal Medicine Resident with the following objectives:

  1. To produce veterinarians who are capable of providing excellent clinical care to a variety of laboratory species, especially nonhuman primates;
  2. To train veterinarians capable of running a contemporary laboratory animal vivarium;
  3. To generate veterinarians who are adept at providing research support for investigators performing experimental studies with laboratory animals; and
  4. To produce veterinarians who are fully prepared to sit for the ACLAM board examination.

The first year of training will be spent at the WNPRC, where the Resident will work solely with nonhuman primates.  Under the auspices of Dr. Saverio Capuano III, DVM, DACLAM (Attending Veterinarian and Associate Director of Animal Services) and facilitated by the WNPRC’s experienced staff of clinical veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal husbandry personnel, and research staff (e.g. investigators, scientists, research technicians, etc.), the Resident will undergo a rigorous clinical training experience.  Training during the first year will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Prevention, diagnosis, control, and treatment of common diseases of Old and New World monkeys;
  • Identifying signs of pain and distress in common laboratory animal species and utilizing contemporary agents to alleviate this pain and distress;
  • Gross, microscopic, and clinical pathology of nonhuman primates;
  • Development and management of animal husbandry programs of the WNPRC;
  • In collaboration with the Facilities Planning and Management Department of the UW and the WNPRC’s Facilities & Shop Supervisor, training in the daily operations of existing facilities and design of new campus facilities; and
  • Thorough understanding of the laws, regulations, policies, and guidelines that regulate the humane care and use of laboratory animals.

While intensive clinical exposure to nonhuman primates is the most important component of the training program, the Resident will also receive substantial didactic training.  This training will consist of weekly morbidity and mortality rounds, weekly comparative pathology rounds, bi-weekly laboratory animal medicine lectures, and participation in the monthly UW Laboratory Animal Journal Club.  Additionally, the Resident will be expected to provide service to the program by actively participating on the WNPRC IACUC, assisting investigators with the creation of IACUC protocols, and performing clinical and experimental veterinary procedures to support IACUC-approved nonhuman primate research.

During the second year of training, the Resident will spend three to nine months providing clinical care for a variety of laboratory animal species (e.g. rodents, rabbits, cats, dogs, pigs, goats, sheep, horses, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and birds) housed at the Medical and Veterinary Schools of the University of Wisconsin.  The length of this training period will depend upon the interest of the Resident in gaining knowledge of other laboratory animal species.  The last quarter of the second year will consist of an intensive pathology rotation.  During the pathology rotation, an ACVP diplomate who specializes in laboratory animal pathology will provide supervision.  Aided by the pathologists, the Resident will perform gross necropsies, review histopathology, and present cases in comparative pathology rounds.  The Resident will also gain valuable exposure to clinical pathology of common laboratory animals.

During the third year of the program, the Resident will be allowed to choose where they want to focus the remainder of their residency (e.g. nonhuman primate medicine or general laboratory animal medicine).  They will also be expected to perform a mentored clinical research project during their third year with their species of choice.  The Resident will be expected to publish the results of the study in a major laboratory animal journal.  While completing this research project, the Resident will continue to gain clinical experience and will be provided time to begin studying for the ACLAM Board Examination.

Application Procedures:

Please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae and 3 references to Samantha Block at sblock@primate.wisc.edu.  Submission of materials in PDF format is preferred.


Staff Veterinarian, Laboratory Animal Resources
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Posted 18 August 2016

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

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Primary responsibility for clinical veterinary care of all laboratory animals, including aquatic species, rodents, and non-human primates
  • Provide veterinary oversight for clinical care programs under the direction of the Attending Veterinarian, including regular consultation with researchers and their staff
  • Shared on-call responsibility during evenings and weekends (approximately 60% of on call)
  • Attend, perform, and advise on surgery, surgical techniques, and anesthesia
  • Perform veterinary review and consultation with investigators for all IACUC protocols
  • Develop and deliver training for LAR staff, PI's, research staff, and members of IACUC
  • Supervise veterinary technicians and transgenic breeding technician responsible for providing clinical and technical services
  • Write, review and update veterinary and compliance policies, guidelines, and SOP's as required
  • Oversee quality assurance and disease surveillance programs
  • Serve as the designee of the Attending Veterinarian as requested
  • Represent the University as appropriate at internal/external meetings and venues
  • Assist with special projects and duties as necessary
  • The position requires that the individual is willing and able to work with all species of laboratory animals, BSL-1 or BSL-2 level infectious agents, hazardous chemicals and radiation and use all appropriate safety measures in working with those agents. The staff veterinarian must be licensed to practice in at least one state. The position also requires that an individual is able to lift 50lb. 
     

Essential Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

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

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

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/7z7jd287dq Job ID: 51713


Animal Resources Center Director and Attending Veterinarian
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Posted 16 August 2016

SUMMARY

This is a full-time position reporting to the Office of Research and Economic Development.  The AV/ARC Director will be responsible for facility oversight of the Animal Resources Center, provide appropriate veterinary care for all research animals in preventive health, diagnostic, and therapeutic medicine and provide guidance in animal husbandry and housing.  The AV/Director will train principal investigators and research/technical staff in the care of lab animals.  This person will serve on the IACUC, review all protocols that involve animal research, develop policies and procedures, ensure compliance with federal and state regulations for the animal care and use program and have demonstrated experience with the AAALAC accreditation process to continue MSU’s full accreditation.    

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from AVMA accredited institution 
  • License to practice in a US state
  • ACLAM board certified or eligible to obtain board certification within two years of hire
  • Demonstrated training/experience in laboratory animal medicine

Application Procedure:

For a complete job announcement and application procedures:

https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/6094 

All applications must be submitted electronically through MSU’s website.

Montana State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans/Disabled

Contact Information:

Elizabeth Nicholas
Office of Research Compliance
nicholas@montana.edu
406-994-6821


Clinical Veterinarian
Bioculture US, Immokalee, FL

Posted 12 August 2016

Position Description:

Bioculture Group is the world’s pioneer and one of the leaders in the production of SPF (Specific Pathogen Free) Cynomolgus monkeys for biomedical research. Bioculture was established in 1985 and has been distributing mostly to CROs and pharmaceutical companies in the USA and Europe for the last 25 years. Company has multiple sites, 350 employees and over 18,000 primates. Bioculture Group has a global reach with operations close to Europe and in the USA. Currently they have expanded beyond breeding and supply of naturally occurring SPF Mauritian origin cynos and can now offer to both pharma and CRO’s a complete range of products and services to promote biomedical research, toxicology studies and safety testing with primates. All will be provided under the world’s highest standards in terms of animal quality, security and welfare.

Job Summary:
The clinical veterinarian will be responsible for ensuring appropriate veterinary care and regulatory compliance consistent with Bioculture’s Standard Operating Procedures and in accordance the Animal Welfare Act and The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (2011). This includes but is not limited to overseeing the preventative health program, disease surveillance and prevention, administering analgesics and anesthetics, managing the DEA controlled substance program, surgical and post-surgical care, diagnosis and treatments of diseases, and overseeing an established program, consistent with guidelines required by the CDC, for the importation and distribution of primates into the US.  Will be involved in training animal care and technical staff, participating in client visits. Must be available for emergency work. 

Qualifications/Experience:

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or Equivalent
Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Florida
Must be authorized or able to become authorized by the USDA’s Veterinary Services to perform accredited duties on behalf of Bioculture
Must be able to obtain a DEA license.
Recent graduates considered.

Contact Information:

Thomas J. Rowell, DVM
34200 Doctors Hammock Road
Immokalee Florida  34142
Email: thomasjrowelldvm@gmail.com
Phone: 337-352-9373
Fax: 239-867-2030

 


Associate Director of Vivarium Operations and Veterinary Services
Regeneron, Tarrytown, NY

Posted 12 August 2016

Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, pain, and infectious diseases.

Summary:

The Velocigene group is looking for an Associate Director of Vivarium Operations and Veterinary Services.  This person assists the Senior Director in administering a quality, AAALAC-i accredited, program of animal care and use care for animal research and production facilities.  The Associate Director will be responsible for helping the Senior Director oversee all aspects of veterinary services and husbandry operations, and will oversee management of the husbandry staff of the vivarium.

Responsibilities:

  • Management oversight of the husbandry staff
  • Assists Sr. Director in supervision of husbandry and veterinary staff in all vivariums.
  • Directs in the Risk Management Program.
  • Assists in documentation preparation required for continued AAALAC-i accreditation.
  • Develops SOPs for husbandry and veterinary care procedures.
  • Assists with training programs for animal husbandry staff, veterinary technicians and research staff utilizing animals.
  • Assists in oversight of regulatory compliance.
  • Participate in resident training program in laboratory animal medicine.
  • Oversight of controlled substances program.
  • Participates in planning of future vivariums.

*Experience and Required Skills:

Requirements:

This position requires a DVM with specialty in Laboratory Animal Medicine, and 5-10 years of experience in related position, with a minimum of 4 years of relevant managerial experience with rodents and rabbits in a laboratory setting is required for this position.

Additional requirements include:

  • Managerial Experience in laboratory animal medicine and science
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations regarding the proper standards of animal care and use in a research environment.
  • ACLAM board or eligibility is required.
  • NYS Veterinary License required within 1 year of employment.
  • USDA - accreditation desirable.

Level will be commensurate with experience

This position will require the individual to pass a physical before beginning employment.

If interested, please apply via the link below

http://careers.regeneron.com/job/REGEA0026302262/Associate-Director--Vivarium-Operations--Vet-Services

Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, pain, and infectious diseases.

Summary:

The Velocigene group is looking for an Associate Director of Vivarium Operations and Veterinary Services.  This person assists the Senior Director in administering a quality, AAALAC-i accredited, program of animal care and use care for animal research and production facilities.  The Associate Director will be responsible for helping the Senior Director oversee all aspects of veterinary services and husbandry operations, and will oversee management of the husbandry staff of the vivarium.

Responsibilities:

  • Management oversight of the husbandry staff
  • Assists Sr. Director in supervision of husbandry and veterinary staff in all vivariums.
  • Directs in the Risk Management Program.
  • Assists in documentation preparation required for continued AAALAC-i accreditation.
  • Develops SOPs for husbandry and veterinary care procedures.
  • Assists with training programs for animal husbandry staff, veterinary technicians and research staff utilizing animals.
  • Assists in oversight of regulatory compliance.
  • Participate in resident training program in laboratory animal medicine.
  • Oversight of controlled substances program.
  • Participates in planning of future vivariums.

*Experience and Required Skills:

Requirements:

This position requires a DVM with specialty in Laboratory Animal Medicine, and 5-10 years of experience in related position, with a minimum of 4 years of relevant managerial experience with rodents and rabbits in a laboratory setting is required for this position.

Additional requirements include:

  • Managerial Experience in laboratory animal medicine and science
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations regarding the proper standards of animal care and use in a research environment.
  • ACLAM board or eligibility is required.
  • NYS Veterinary License required within 1 year of employment.
  • USDA - accreditation desirable.

Level will be commensurate with experience

This position will require the individual to pass a physical before beginning employment.

If interested, please apply via the link below

http://careers.regeneron.com/job/REGEA0026302262/Associate-Director--Vivarium-Operations--Vet-Services

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Research Animal Veterinarian, Research Animal Resources Center
University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI

Posted 5 August 2016

SUMMARY: 

The University of Wisconsin – Madison is seeking candidates to work in our world-renowned animal research program. The UW-Madison currently has a job vacancy for the position of Research Animal Veterinarian. This is a full time, non-tenure track position reporting to the chief campus veterinarian. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing clinical care to a wide range of research animal species, serve on IACUCs, and assist faculty and investigative staff with development of research animal models. The selected candidate will also be an integral partner in helping the UW-Madison maintain its AAALAC Accreditation, provide technical guidance in housing and animal husbandry, and train technical staff in the appropriate care of research animals. Applicants that can bring new and diverse technical skills to the area of research animal care are highly desirable. Applicants for this position must demonstrate a history of formal training/experience in laboratory animal medicine. Excellent communication skills are essential to achieving success in this position. ACLAM board eligibility or certification is desirable, but not required. 

Application Procedure:

For a detailed position description and to apply; please visit

http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/Weblisting/External/Staff.aspx

Select “Search All Staff Vacancies” and enter 87511 in the “Search For” box. 

All applications should be submitted electronically through our job apply website.

UW-Madison is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact:

Questions regarding this position can be directed to:
Michael Peters
RARC Assistant Director
peters@rarc.wisc.edu
608-265-2127

 


Principal Veterinarian, Comparative Animal Research, #25947
Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA

Posted 5 August 2016

SUMMARY: 

The department of Comparative Animal Research (CAR) at Amgen Inc., an AAALAC accredited research facility, is seeking a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian with a research focus to join a dynamic, fast-paced team overseeing all aspects of the veterinary care program for multiple animal species, while providing technical and scientific support for multiple therapeutic areas.  We partner with more than 200 research staff, in various therapeutic areas, to perform preclinical research in our quest to develop novel human therapeutics.

Job Duties include:

  • Member of the Comparative Animal Research (CAR) team providing:
  • Leadership and training in animal model development
  • Act as a scientific liaison between Therapeutic Areas/Scientific Groups and CAR to ensure development and execution of projects/programs
  • Oversight/Governance of in -vivo team capable of designing, developing, executing and presenting data to project teams
  • Direct participation in in vivo surgical model development to deliver for the Amgen portfolio
  • Design studies utilizing the 3R's (refine, replace and reduce) 
  • Provide leadership and direction to a group of in vivo surgeons on both rodent and large animal surgical model development
  • Expertise in the writing and review of Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) protocols
  • Collaborate and partner with clinical veterinary staff to provide a program of adequate veterinary care and preventive medicine
  • Direct support for development and maintenance of guidelines, processes and procedures to meet federal, state and local regulatory requirements and AAALAC accreditation standards
  • On-Call Support (Share duties)

This job requires 5%-10% domestic travel

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • DVM degree
  • 2+ years of Medical Science/Scientific experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • DVM-PhD 
  • 5+ years' experience in animal model development
  • 10+ years' experience developing complex animal models in a drug development setting
  • Board Certification from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)
  • Licensed to practice in at least one state of the USA and ability to obtain California veterinary license within 1 year of hire
  • 2+ years of postdoctoral training or experience in laboratory animal medicine
  • 1+ years of clinical practice experience
  • Prior experience in one or more of the areas listed below:
    • Experience in designing studies and providing oversight of in vivo research
    • Training staff in technical procedural skills for multiple animal species
    • Ability to perform surgery in multiple species
    • Imaging modalities (optical, PET, CT, MRI)
    • Vivarium Biosecurity Programs
    • Development of disease or surgical animal models

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

To apply:  http://careers.amgen.com/  then, enter "25947" in the keywords Job Search field. 

 


Director, Research Animal Facility (RAF)
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ

Posted 28 July 2016

SUMMARY: 

The Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (Rowan SOM) is seeking candidates to apply for a faculty Director of the research animal facility. The successful candidate will be responsible for oversight of the day-to-day management of operations, supervision of facility staff, and take responsibility for the fiscal management of the facility. The Director will serve as a point of contact for investigators and users of the facility, providing support for research activity and representing the university in activities concerning the use of animals in biomedical research. The Director will serve as a member of the IACUC and will advise the Senior Associate Dean for Research on all issues relating to animal research activities. The Director will also be available for teaching duties within Rowan SOM Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Performs other related work as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Director will ensure the facility maintains AAALAC accreditation and is compliant with all applicable regulations for the care and maintenance of research animals, preparing and maintain all requisite records and regulatory forms. The director will manage and supervise vivarium staff and train personnel in procedures that promote proper animal care and use as required. The director will be responsible for monitoring and maintenance of animal colony integrity, including health status, to ensure compliance and research continuity. Quality control reviews of animal integrity will be made available to investigators, users, and senior administration. The director will be available to provide ongoing technical expertise and consultation to facility staff and users, as well as IACUC members, and will be thoroughly versed in all practical and administrative aspects of surgical procedures, anesthesia, analgesia, euthanasia, and biosafety as required by research activity. The director must be familiar with institutional and federal guidelines for the care and use of animals and will be the primary formal point of contact for dealing with violations, occupational health and safety issues and facility security. The director will engage users in dialogue on all issues that impact on research compliance and productivity, and will serve as a conduit for dialogue between users and senior administration.

REQUISITE QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must possess a D.V.M/V.D.M or a PhD in the biomedical sciences. ACLAM board certified or eligible for veterinary candidates is desirable. Experience in a research animal facility setting is a must, preferably in a supervisory capacity. Eligibility for a faculty appointment at the rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor is required, and college or graduate school teaching experience is considered an asset. Strong organizational skills are required and the candidate must have a good working knowledge of all relevant institutional and federal guidelines and regulations.

Candidates may view the complete job description and apply through our website at:  http://rowanuniversity.hodesiq.com/jobs/director-research-animal-facility-raf-stratford-new-jersey-job-5301790

RowanSOM website:  http://www.rowan.edu/som/


Clinical Veterinarian
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Posted 21 July 2016

The Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) has an immediate opening for an experienced clinical veterinarian to join our team of seven staff and two resident veterinarians.   This position will have a primary responsibility for oversight and direction of the rodent quarantine and sentinel programs.  Work within the rodent quarantine program includes oversight of rodent imports from unapproved vendors, as well as supervision of quarantine personnel.   Duties within the rodent sentinel program encompass management of the dirty bedding sentinel program for mice and rats, as well as management of disease outbreaks.  This individual will also have a primary responsibility for interfacing with the Transgenic Rodent Core, which provides rederivation services for CCM.

All veterinarians work with the IACUC and are actively engaged in protocol review, facility inspections, policy development, and other related activities.   In addition, this individual will help the group develop standard operating procedures, and participate in the development and implementation of training programs for veterinary technicians, laboratory animal medicine postdoctoral trainees, animal care staff, and researchers.  This individual will provide clinical support for rodents housed elsewhere, as well as large animal species housed at BCM. 

CCM oversees a large, diverse program that includes eight vivaria and several specialized core facilities, including a germ free rodent facility and zebrafish core. Our veterinarians work with a wide range of species and models for human disease. CCM employs a staff of 160 professionals, including veterinarians, veterinary technicians, trainers, animal care technicians, and an administrative group.  Our program also includes a comparative pathology laboratory and we participate in a laboratory animal medicine residency program that includes training and experience across multiple Texas Medical Center animal care and use programs.

The ideal candidate must have a DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school and licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state of the USA, and be eligible for Texas and DEA licensure after hire.  Completion of postdoctoral training in Laboratory Animal Medicine, as well as ACLAM Diplomate status or eligibility are preferred qualifications.   

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

This individual must have the following skills:

  1. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of veterinary medicine. 
  2. Knowledge of, and experience with, the specialized equipment and materials used in veterinary medicine. 
  3. A thorough knowledge of all rules, regulations, policies and guidelines relating to the use of research animals.
  4. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and research personnel, and institutional administrators.

Job Description:

The clinical veterinarian will be responsible for and provide care to research animals in assigned facilities to include:

  • observation of health status and maintenance of animal health records
  • conduct and/or order diagnostic tests
  • prescribe and oversee treatment medications
  • consult/assist researchers with protocol development
  • consult with investigators regarding animal model selection and proper animal use practices
  • rotating on call duty

BCM is a private Medical School located within the Texas Medical Center (TMC) in Houston, Texas. The TMC is the largest medical center in the world! Our animal care and use program is accredited by AAALACi, and supports cutting edge research in many areas including genetics, molecular biology, immunology, cancer, cardiovascular disease, neuroscience, childhood illnesses, and the microbiome. BCM is also a part of the “KOMP2” project, an international consortium funded by the NIH that is directed at characterizing the function of nearly every gene in the mouse genome. The impact this work will have on translational applications is incredible and we are very excited to be involved in this project!

Inquiries may be directed to:

Becky Schwiebert, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
Attending Veterinarian
Center for Comparative Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
(713)798-6938
schwiebe@bcm.edu


Clinical Veterinarian
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Posted 21 July 2016

Requirements: Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state. ACLAM board eligibility preferred. Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Experience with investigational animal models and in animal research. Excellent clinical veterinary skills. Excellent oral and written skills. Demonstrated ability to train research personnel. Able to balance multiple priorities. Recognize importance of confidential information. 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.

Job Description: Provide clinical care to a wide variety of research animals, assist in rodent colony health management, assist in training of vivarium staff and research personnel, consult with researchers on animal models, assist in assuring regulatory compliance and participate in IACUC activities.

To apply, go to https://www.chop.edu.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=41240&CurrentPage=1  Job requisition #16-41240.


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

Posted 18 July 2016

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

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:   

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

JOB SUMMARY

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

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

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

OCCASIONALLY – CLIMBING, STOOPING, KNEELING    
OFTEN – REACHING, STANDING, SITTING, WALKING, PUSHING, PULLING,      TALKING, HEARING        

Lifting/Moving Requirements – Minimum of 50 pounds

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

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

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


Large Animal Clinical and Regulatory Veterinarian
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Posted 14 July 2016

Michigan State University, through the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), MSU AgBioResearch and the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), is seeking to hire a full-time veterinarian with primary clinical responsibility for agriculture species including swine, sheep, cattle, equine, and poultry used in teaching, research and production.  This appointment is a shared appointment as a Clinical Veterinarian within the ORA (45%) and the Colleges of Agriculture & Natural Resources (30%) and Veterinary Medicine (25%) in the Health Professions (HP) faculty system.  Michigan State University has established a centralized veterinary care program (Campus Animal Resources, CAR) supporting both agriculture and biomedical animal care and use at the institution. The successful candidate will join a team of three other veterinarians in CAR in their support of nationally recognized, AAALAC-accredited, teaching, research, and extension programs.  The position reports jointly to the Attending Veterinarian/Director of CAR and to the Chair of Large Animal Clinical Sciences.  The academic home of the successful candidate will be the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (LACS) which conducts research, teaching, clinical service and outreach with a focus on farm animal species, food safety and public health.  The primary emphasis of the position will be to ensure the MSU farm animal care program meets all federal, state, and other applicable regulatory and accreditation standards.

Principal responsibilities will include providing clinical care, veterinary oversight, and outreach to University agricultural facilities including locations on the main MSU campus in East Lansing as well as regional facilities located throughout the state of Michigan (MI).  The successful candidate will assist in IACUC service by consulting on and reviewing farm animal protocols, providing oversight of large animal health preventative medicine programs, guidance on biosecurity and occupational health issues, providing or developing training programs for animal workers, and overseeing or performing clinical and surgical procedures.  After hours emergency care duties will be shared with colleagues from LACS. 

Required qualifications: DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited school or equivalent; experience in large animal practice and biomedical research.  Eligibility for a veterinary license in MI, a MI driver's license, and qualifications to drive an MSU vehicle. Must qualify to hold a DEA license and be accredited by the USDA APHIS, VS.  Demonstrated interest in animal science, poultry, and wildlife species, experience in clinical procedures and use of medical and diagnostic equipment. Maintain compliance with quality assurance guidelines, including drug application, vaccine and feed directives, and other standards involving livestock production. Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to interact personably with all levels of staffing at the institution.

Preferred qualifications: Graduate training beyond DVM/VMD; specialty board certification in a related specialty (e.g. ACVIM, ACT, ACLAM, ACVS); knowledge of regulations and policies pertaining to biomedical and agricultural research; knowledge on livestock production. 

Salary and appointment level will be based on training and experience.  Review of applications will begin August 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions: Applications to include a curriculum vitae, letter of intent, and contact information for at least three references (name, mailing address, telephone number and email address) are to be made online at: https://jobs.msu.edu (reference Position #3648). Inquiries should be made to Dr. Claire Hankenson, Search Committee Chair, Animal Care Program, 4660 S. Hagadorn, Ste. 210, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48823; Phone: 517-353-5064; fclaire@msu.edu.


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

Posted 11 July 2016

Requisition # 69288

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

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

In this position, you will: 

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine
  • Board certification or board eligibility in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Current experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine; typically, two (2) years (if formal residency program completed).  
  • Familiarity with current USDA and PHS regulations, and the AAALAC International accreditation process.
  • Effective communication skills to develop and maintain relationships and to influence compliance with policies and regulations.
  • Demonstrated job related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet UI Fleet Safety driving requirements

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 6+ years of current experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine preferred.
  • Experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species and their housing from conventional to barrier to bio-containment facilities.
  • Knowledge of university policies, procedures, and regulations.

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

Applicants please apply for this position through The University of Iowa’s web site at: http://jobs.uiowa.edu. (Requisition # 69288)

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


Global Director
AAALAC International, Frederick, MD

Posted 5 July 2016

AAALAC International seeks to fill the position of Global Director. The position is available immediately.

AAALAC International

Founded in 1965, AAALAC International is a private, not-for-profit corporation that enhances the quality of research, teaching, and testing by promoting humane, responsible animal care and use. The organization accomplishes these goals by providing advice and independent assessments to participating institutions, and accrediting animal care and use programs that meet or exceed applicable standards.

The governance of AAALAC International is comprised of more than 65 Member Organizations (Board of Trustees) with diverse interests including animal welfare, scientific discovery and science advocacy who have representatives serving on the AAALAC International Board of Trustees. The Executive Committee of the AAALAC International Board of Trustees plays the primary role in the oversight of AAALAC’s administrative operations and is the principal liaison between the Board of Trustees, the AAALAC International Executive Office and the Council on Accreditation.

AAALAC accreditation is widely recognized as a vital component in achieving and maintaining a high-quality biomedical research program. Accreditation is AAALAC’s primary program, with more than 950 accredited organizations in 41 countries. To assist organizations in preparing for accreditation, AAALAC International offers a second program, its Program Status Evaluation service. Both prospective and currently accredited organizations benefit from the Association’s third component, its Education & Outreach Program.

The Association maintains offices in Frederick, Maryland; Pamplona, Spain; and Samutprakarn (Bangkok), Thailand. A staff of sixteen full-time employees directs and administers AAALAC International programs, with a 60-member Council on Accreditation leading the on-site assessments of animal care and use programs and determining accreditation status. Additional information is available at www.aaalac.org.

The Global Director

The Global Director reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for overseeing the accreditation program globally as well as serving as one of the staff members representing AAALAC International and promoting AAALAC’s mission on a worldwide basis. The Global Director supervises the Senior Director for Europe and Latin America, the Senior Director for Southeast Asia and additional Senior Directors in other regions of the world, as well as the Senior Program Analysts. The Global Director assists the Executive Director in implementing the policies and programs of the organization. All accreditation issues are coordinated with the Council on Accreditation and the Executive Director in accord with policies formulated by the Board of Directors.

In-depth understanding of the AAALAC International accreditation program is critical and the role of AAALAC International in assessing and accrediting animal care and use programs in a diversity of countries is required. Knowledge and familiarity with the organization and operation of laboratory animal programs worldwide is required. Experience in the management and administration of programs using animals in research, testing and education is highly desirable. A veterinary medical degree and board certification in laboratory animal medicine are required. Familiarity with international policies and regulations is essential. Ability to articulate and defend the humane care and appropriate use of animals in research, testing and education to differing constituencies verbally and in writing is necessary.

AAALAC International is an equal opportunity employer; minority candidates and women are encouraged to apply. Interested persons should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae or résumé, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Kathryn Bayne at GlobalDirectorSearch@aaalac.org. To ensure consideration, please submit your application by July 29, 2016. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your submission, please call the AAALAC International Executive Office at 301/696-9626.


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

Posted 5 July 2016

The University of New Hampshire is seeking applicants for its Associate Director position for the Animal Resource Office (ARO) within the Research Office.  The applicant will be responsible for implementation of the UNH animal care and use program for on-campus laboratory animal facilities to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations governing animal care and use, including monitoring and oversight of the ongoing daily activities for these facilities. He/she will work alongside the ARO Director and Attending Veterinarian to provide veterinary care and conduct health surveillance for all SPF and conventional laboratory animals used in research and/or teaching.

This position will be responsible for the operation and function of the University's centralized laboratory animal care facilities, including facilities maintenance, inventory, budget and personnel, and will advise, consult, and instruct faculty, staff, and students on animal care and use matters, techniques and regulations and provide hands-on research technical assistance and resources to the same.

The position requires a veterinary degree from an AVMA accredited institution or equivalent and eligibility for New Hampshire State licensure.  The qualified candidate will have experience with Laboratory Animal care; ACLAM certification preferred.  Experience with Dairy and Equine medicine a plus. The candidate must also have the ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal formats, have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully with a diverse range of personnel.

To apply, and to view a full job description and minimum qualifications required, visit the following web site: https://jobs.usnh.edu

Cover letter and resume may be electronically attached with application.  Computer access/assistance is available at the Human Resources Office, 2 Leavitt Lane, Durham, NH 03824 or call 603-862-0501 (TTY Users 603-862-3227). 

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


Temporary Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
University Laboratory Animal Resources, University of Pennsylvania, Philadephia, pA

Posted 1 July 2016

The University Laboratory Animal Resources of the University of Pennsylvania has an opening for a temporary clinical laboratory animal veterinarian for approximately 6 months. Our clinical care group includes six staff and faculty clinical veterinarians and 6 residents specializing in laboratory animal care.  The position will include approximately 40 hours of work per week, plus shared emergency coverage.  Qualifications include veterinary licensure in at least one state, and competency working with large animals used for biomedical research. Experience with rodents is a plus. The veterinarian will need to provide routine clinical and emergency care to a wide range of laboratory species at multiple locations on the Philadelphia campus.  These duties will also include oversight of colony health management; protocol review, consultation with researchers on animal models; investigator technical support; and assisting in the perioperative care of surgical models in large animals. A competitive salary, paid monthly, will be provided. Please contact Dr. Raimon Duran-Struuck, Assistant Professor and Associate Director for Veterinary Care and Resident Training at rdura@upenn.edu with a copy of your CV if you are interested in this opportunity. References will be checked and a background check will be completed prior to employment.  This position is available to start August 1, 2016 so please apply by July 15, 2016.  The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian

BIOQUALL, Inc., Rockville, MD

Posted 28 June 2016

BIOQUAL, Inc. seeks a Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian to join four ACLAM board-certified / board eligible veterinarians.  BIOQUAL is an established contract research laboratory with a national reputation in infectious disease and related research using a variety of laboratory animal species with an emphasis on nonhuman primates. Our four AAALAC, International, accredited facilities are located in Rockville, Maryland, along the I-270 Research Corridor close to the National Institutes of Health, and encompass over 140,000 square feet of  animal space.

The clinical laboratory animal veterinarian with training and experience in non-human primates, specifically macaque model of AIDs, will diagnose and treat common conditions in the animal colony.  The veterinarian will oversee the care of non-human primates, ferrets, rabbits, and rodent models that are assigned to research projects in virology, emerging infectious diseases and immunology in all buildings.  The type of care will include sentinel programs, routine clinical care, infectious disease treatment, surgical procedures and ABSL3 Select Agent work.  This applicant will also assist in the training and supervision of the veterinary technical staff, to include training classes and individualized training.  Assistance with regulatory oversight, client site visits, IACUC protocol review, site visit preparation and interviews with federal inspectors will be routinely required.

Minimal qualifications for this position are a DVM/VMD degree with current license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States; completed laboratory animal residency program; ACLAM diplomat or board eligible. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential. New or recent comparative medicine residency graduates are highly encouraged to apply.

BIOQUAL offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, and is an EEO M/F/D/V Employer. Individuals interested in this position should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, telephone numbers and addresses of three professional references to 4 Research Court, #100, Rockville, Maryland, 20850 or wwagner@bioqual.com.