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Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

7-13-18

The University of Louisville (UofL) is seeking a highly motivated veterinarian to support its growing animal research program.

Shared program responsibilities will include but not be limited to: 1) assisting in the management of UofL animal facilities including clinical care and health monitoring associated with rodent quarantine, transgenic animals, and medical/educational research, in addition to some large animal clinical care, 2) contributing to program planning, design, renovation/construction, and operation of  rodent animal facilities, 3) completing special administrative projects as assigned by the Assistant Director or the Assistant Vice President for Research Services, and  4) participation in a broad range of regulatory activities associated with animal care and use including those related to GLP studies, IACUC, AAALAC, OLAW, and the USDA.  For complete description, including major duties and credentials, please see “How to Apply” below.         

Qualifications include a DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited institution and a license to practice in the U.S. ACLAM Board Certification or eligibility is preferred and a background in the management of large rodent populations and gnotobiotics is highly desirable.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status.  If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at employ.edu or 502: 852-6258.

How to Apply

jobs@louisville.edu, Job ID number -  35295

To apply for this position, follow the “On-Line App. Form” link below and then click on the “Apply Now”. You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking the “Submit” button.  Detailed instructions are available at Louisville.edu/jobs in the “My Career Tools” section.  Vacancies are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00 PM on the deadline date.  If the posting description requested that you follow up and mail or email other documents, your application will not be considered complete until those have been received by the department. 


Attending Veterinarian and Executive Director of Comparative Medicine
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

7-13-18

Texas A&M University, a land-grant, space-grant, and sea-grant Tier I research institution, invites applications for the position of Attending Veterinarian and Executive Director of Comparative Medicine to lead institution’s program of animal care and use. The Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) provides oversight and supports the care and use of animals involved in teaching, testing, and research at Texas A&M University, and the VPR serves as the Institutional Official.  The program of animal care and use is operated in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies and is accredited by AAALAC, International.

The core responsibilities of the Attending Veterinarian/Executive Director include the following:

  • Assure appropriate animal care and use in accordance with best practices to maintain animal welfare, scientific quality, and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies
  • Oversee, manage and administer a diverse and rapidly growing program of animal care and use involving a wide variety of animal species in multiple dispersed facilities with varying degrees of centralized management, including specialized facilities involving work with animals under Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Biosafety Level 3, Biosafety Level 3 Ag, and barrier conditions
  • Collaborate with a wide variety of university stakeholders and maintain excellent standards of veterinary care for the wide variety of animals used in research and instruction at the university
  • Provide training for staff and faculty that ensures that all personnel involved in the care and use of animals are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs
  • Ensure financial integrity in costing of all services, including per diems, in consultation with the Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Serve as a partner in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)- recognized Laboratory Animal Medicine residency program
  • Serve on institutional committees including the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee as Attending Veterinarian, the Institutional Biosafety committee, and on other committees, task forces and working groups that affect animal programs at the institution

Requirements: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an AVMA-accredited institution, eligible for licensure to practice in the state of Texas, specialty Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, USDA Veterinary Accreditation, controlled substance licensure with the DEA, demonstrated advanced level of experience in managing a program of animal care supporting a wide variety of species including agricultural animals, demonstrated leadership and management skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to maintain working relationships with diverse individuals, strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills to manage complex tasks and/or those that require balancing competing interests, ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality with discretion, familiarity with processes associated with accreditation by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC), experience with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) requirements, and the ability to gain clearance through the Department of Justice for work with select agents.

All interested applicants must apply through the Texas A&M University website:  https://jobs.tamu.edu

For more information, questions or comments, please contact:

Vice President for Research
Division of Research
312 Jack K. Williams Building
College Station, TX 77843-1112
CMPExecutiveDirector@tamu.edu

Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to diversity.


Clinical Veterinarian
Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Comparative Medicine, Boston, MA

7-9-18

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is hiring a Full Time Clinical Veterinarian

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) is hiring a Clinical Veterinarian to serve a large animal care program located in the Boston Longwood medical area. The program oversees mainly rodent and aquatic animal populations used in biomedical research and encompasses 4 large facilities. The Clinical Veterinarian provides and oversees preventive and supportive veterinary care for laboratory animals at BWH, with a team of professional staff. This person also provides professional expertise in a collaborative research manner to investigators at BWH and elsewhere for animal model development and proper care and use of animal subjects. The position involves daily exposure to laboratory animals and their waste products.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online using job ID 3067781https://www.brighamandwomens.org/about-bwh/careers/external-candidates-search-open-positions

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:      

  1. Provide service to and train research staff on various components of proper animal use, preparation of animals for surgery, anesthesia, surgical technique, post-operative monitoring, injections, and sample collection;
  2. Perform Veterinary review of BWH protocols.
  3. Manage preventive health programs, such as quarantine evaluation of new arrivals, surveillance of rodent colonies, annual physical examinations of USDA species, and gross necropsy evaluation of unexpected mortality events, and advise support staff with their assistance to these programs.
  4. Prevent, diagnose, and treat disease in rodent and non-rodent laboratory animal species, consistent with good veterinary practices. Perform routine clinical rounds in vivaria throughout BWH as well as site visits to animal vendors and extramural satellite facilities where BWH animals are maintained or procured. Rounds duties includes close work with a team of veterinary technicians to assure adequate veterinary care of animals under assigned facilities.
  5. Participate in Post Approval Monitoring or research studies in assigned areas.
  6. Mentor CCM staff to encourage career growth and strengthen the animal care team.
  7. Provide weekend/holiday/after-hours coverage for veterinary emergencies, on a rotating basis with other professional staff in
  8. Participate in establishing, implementing and monitoring policies and procedures involving laboratory animal care and use that is compliant with federal and state laws and regulations and current accreditation
  9. Comply with and follow CCM and BWH policies and
  10. Other duties as

Qualifications:        

  • Doctoral degree in veterinary medicine from an AVMA-accredited
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in a state in the United States (Massachusetts preferred).
  • Eligible for USDA veterinary accreditation (accreditation preferred).
  • Completion of a post-doctoral residency / fellowship in Laboratory Animal Medicine or equivalent experience ( ~ 5 years) working with common laboratory animal species including rodents, rabbits, livestock and aquatic species.
  • Eligibility to sit for the examination for board certification in laboratory animal medicine by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine preferred.
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English and basic scientific

Skills/ Abilities/ Competencies Required:

  1. Proficient in verbal and written English, mathematics, word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail.
  2. Has a customer-focused attitude and enjoys working with similarly dedicated persons in a team fashion within a high-energy research
  3. Communicates well with a variety of levels of employees and outside
  4. Willing to pursue continuous improvement in the duties described above, including but not limited to additional training and continuing education opportunities as they may

Principal Scientist, Clinical Veterinarian
Pfizer, Inc., Groton, CT

7-9-18

REQ# 1617443

To support Comparative Medicine by delivering high quality clinical veterinary medicine and surgery throughout the animal facilities. There is regular interaction with colleagues fulfilling the key regulatory responsibilities of the applicable local regulations and AAALAC International guidelines. Oversee aspects of veterinary care delegated to veterinary staff through the consultation on minor treatments and interventions.

This role requires refinement of veterinary clinical skills in laboratory animal medicine and the Comparative Medicine discipline with the opportunity to influence a culture for flawless animal care and welfare. There is opportunity to work with WCM colleagues globally. Development of an in-depth understanding of one or more aspects of laboratory animal medicine, e.g. rodent health surveillance, genetically modified animals or primatology, encouraged. Experience with project teams and working across lines and disciplines can be gained.

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

DVM, VMD; licensed to practice in the US or equivalent required

Residency in laboratory animal medicine required

Board certified by ACLAM or other relevant certification in the US (or equivalent board certification) preferred

  • Laboratory animal medicine experience with record of increased responsibilities and accomplishments.
  • Must possess clear understanding of regulations guidance (e.g. USDA, GLP) and AAALAC accreditation standards related to the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing.
  • In general, a colleague at this level will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience.

Physical/Mental Requirements

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

EEO & Employment Eligibility

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.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure.  Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act.  Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government.  If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

Interested candidates please apply at:  https://pfizer.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PfizerCareers/job/United-States---Connecticut---Groton/Principal-Scientist--Clinical-Veterinarian_1617443-1


Clinical Veterinarian
SNBL USA, Everett, WA

7-2-18

SNBL USA, Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status.

Req No. 2018-1911
Location US-WA-Everett
Category Veterinary
Type Regular Full-Time

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

Who we are:
SNBL USA is renowned for its diverse range of safety assessment services and NHP expertise. Our enthusiasm for customized services that focus on the needs of our clients positions us as the uncommon CRO: uncommonly accessible, flexible and responsive. Located just north of Seattle, WA, our team of experts in Toxicology, Pathology, Exploratory Research and Bioanalysis make the client relationship a top priority. We believe the experience is as important as the science that drives it. We believe a better future is possible for everyone and we're using our nonclinical proficiency to support medical science advancements that will lead to pharmaceutical cures. Want to be a part of a dynamic team that provides continuous professional development opportunities? Work for SNBL USA and set your future in motion.


Responsibilities
How You'll Contribute:

  • Provide routine and/or specialized veterinary medical, dental, imaging, and surgical services for various laboratory animal species such as nonhuman primates (NHPs), rodents, rabbits, and canines on site
  • Team oriented approach and professional leadership in the resolution of complex medical cases, expertise in routine husbandry and care of laboratory animal species and continuous efforts toward improvements upon current practices
  • Collaborate with study directors in providing sound scientific and medical advice in support of study designs and objectives
  • Assist in maintaining compliance with Federal regulations governing the humane care and use of laboratory animals
  • Assist in the development, review, revision and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) relating to animal issues
  • Assist the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee, with responsibilities including; reviewing protocols, animal colony issues, management issues and consultations
  • Ensure preventive health program execution, quarantine programs, review of vendor health records and oversight of colony animal's preventative health/medical care
  • Build business experience in laboratory animal science through client interaction
    Collaborate with other staff across departments in maintenance of AAALAC accreditation and ensuring continued compliance with these standards

Qualifications
What We Are Looking For:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • 3+ years experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine, including experience with NHPs, rodents, rabbits and canines
  • A State License in Veterinary Medicine is required and must acquire licensure in state of Washington within one year of employment
  • Has a current USDA Accreditation to sign health certificate or will be accredited within one year of employment
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions; the ability to write routine reports and correspondence; and the ability to speak effectively with clients and staff
  • Preferred experience serving on and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Preferred experience working in a Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) environment
  • Prefer ACLAM board certification or eligibility

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • 401K with match
  • Life insurance
  • Relaxed dress code
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • On-site cafeteria and gym
  • Company events, including happy hours, team building competitions, lunches and much more.


Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/y92rykdpc6hg686k


Associate Director, Embryology Services
Taconic, Germantown, NY

6-15-18

Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in providing the highest quality laboratory animal models and related services to the international biomedical research community for over 60 years, is seeking an Associate Director, Embryology Services to join our team in our Germantown, NY location. We support leading universities, government agencies, and pharmaceutical companies with high quality products and services that are essential to their processes and empower them to progress their research forward. We're looking for a dedicated, highly motivated, and passionate individual who will help us carry out our mission: to create innovative solutions that both progress medical research and maintain the highest standards of laboratory animal care.

The Associate Director, Embryology Services will be responsible for oversight of operational activities that occur in our embryology and gnotobiotic services. This includes:

  • The embryology laboratory, which conducts cryorecovery and cryopreservation activities, as well as in vitro fertilization for mice and rats.
  • The gnotobiotics facility, which includes foundation and production colonies
  • The embryology pipeline, which includes the generation of pseudopregnant animals, the embryo transfer, and post-embryo transfer holding at multiple animal health statuses.

The successful candidate will function daily in a collaborative way with direct management and peers to move the embryology service into the future in an innovative way. The candidate will join a high functioning team of passionate and professional individuals committed to Taconic’s clients.

Candidates must have a VMD/DVM. Board certification or eligibility from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and/or the American College of Theriogenologists is strongly preferred. Previous management experience is strongly preferred. Research experience, including an MS or PhD degree in a relevant area of study, such as reproductive biology, is also a plus. An equivalent combination of education and technical/managerial experience would also be considered. Candidates must have demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing; computer and math skills required.

At Taconic, we are dedicated to finding solutions to improve human health. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan, and more! If you are looking for a rewarding career and the opportunity to grow, this is the position for you!

Apply today by visiting www.taconic.com/careers . Click on “employment opportunities” and search for position IRC32401.

Taconic Biosciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, or protected veteran status.


Associate Director, Veterinary Sciences
Taconic, Germantown, NY

6-15-18

Taconic Biosciences, Inc. has an opening for a laboratory animal veterinarian interested in a mouse/rat focus for their career. If you have any questions about the position, please don't hesitate to contact me directly. See job posting at www.taconic.com/careers and follow the instructions for an online application.

Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in providing the highest quality laboratory animal models and related services to the international biomedical research community for over 60 years, is seeking an Associate Director, Veterinary Sciences to provide veterinary oversight to our Albany, NY and Cambridge City, IN facilities. The position will report directly to the Albany site. We support leading universities, government agencies, and pharmaceutical companies with high quality animals and services that are essential to their processes and empower them to progress their research forward.

We're looking for a dedicated, highly motivated, and passionate individual who will help us carry out our mission: to create innovative solutions that both progress medical research and maintain the highest standards of laboratory animal care. The Associate Director, Veterinary Sciences will be responsible for veterinary oversight for our Albany site and Cambridge City sites. This includes:

  • Clinical support via diagnostics, including necropsies and evaluation for research use.
  • Investigations in to etiologies of unanticipated clinical findings with research models.
  • Customer support through teleconference and site visits.

The successful candidate will function daily in a collaborative way with others in the group to move the Veterinary Sciences into the future in an innovative way.

The candidate will join a high functioning team of passionate and professional individuals committed to Taconic’s clients.

Candidates must have a DVM. Board certification or eligibility from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is strongly preferred. Research experience, including an MS or PhD degree in a relevant area of study is a plus. Candidates must have demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills. Applicants should excel in communication, both verbally and in writing; computer and math skills required.

At Taconic, we are dedicated to finding solutions to improve human health. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan, and more!

If you are looking for a rewarding career and the opportunity to grow, this is the position for you!

Apply today by visiting www.taconic.com/careers. Click on “employment opportunities” and search for position IRC32382.

Taconic Biosciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, or protected veteran status.


Veterinary Medical Officer (VMO)
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Silver Spring, MD

6-11-18

The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) in the Office of Device Evaluation is seeking outstanding Veterinarians interested in working in a challenging and dynamic environment as part of a team involved in review of new medical devices to determine their safety and effectiveness prior to their introduction to the marketplace.  As members of a multidisciplinary team of scientists and clinicians, the incumbents will be involved in the review and analysis of pre-clinical and clinical data related to medical devices submitted by device manufacturers for evaluation in CDRH.  Products areas include medical devices that treat ligament, tendon, and cartilage injuries and arthritis, as well as fractures. Work will involve a range of modalities including use of surgical guides and/or advanced robotic systems for orthopedic surgery. Orthopedic medical devices reviewed in CDRH include total joint prostheses, fracture fixation devices, bone growth stimulators, and spinal devices.

Qualifications:   Specialty veterinary medical training and license to practice veterinary medicine in the US. In addition, candidates should have highly developed analytical, written and oral communication skills, be comfortable working in dynamic team environments, and have exceptional time management and organizational skills.  Experience in laboratory animal medicine, investigative medical research, or veterinary pathology is desirable.  Knowledge of FDA regulations is helpful, but not a requirement.

Location: Offices are located in Silver Spring, Maryland at the White Oak Campus, in the Washington D.C. Metro Area.

How to apply:Interested candidates should send a Resume or CV to:

FDA/Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Office of Device Evaluation
Division of Orthopedic Devices
CDR Tania Schuppius
tania.schuppius@fda.hhs.gov

FDA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND HAS A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT.  TO QUALIFY FOR EMPLOYMENT, ALL APPLICANTS MUST MEET ALL CIVIL SERVICE OR COMMISSIONED CORPS REQUIREMENTS INCLUDING U.S. CITIZENSHIP.


Director, Division of Animal Resource Facilities
Marshall University, Huntington, WV

6-11-18

Director, Division of Animal Resource Facilities (DARF) Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, WV The Division of Animal Resource Facilities (DARF) of Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine seeks to fill the position of Director of DARF. Responsibilities Reporting to the University Vice President for Research, the Director provides oversight and university wide management of Animal Resource Facilities (ARF), the division that provides services for the university wide vertebrate animal research program. The Director assists in assuring compliance with all federal laws and guidelines and institutional policies concerning the use of animals in research. The Director works in partnership with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Office of Research Integrity. The Director is responsible for directing a division that administers a high quality program of service to faculty researchers. This individual develops, implements, and maintains animal care standards and policies to maximize university research.

Major duties include:

  • Responsible for the operational management and administrative direction of the DARF.
  • Provides leadership and direction in policy development and implementation for the division.
  • Using a thorough knowledge of animal medicine and applicable policies, laws, and regulations, the ARF Director has the authority and accountability to make decisions regarding animal care as well as the personnel and resources that he/she oversees.
  • The Director is expected to perform or assign management tasks in an effective manner that furthers the goal of excellence in animal care and use in scientific research and education.
  • Ensures appropriate animal care standards in accordance with federal guidelines, requirements of AAALAC International, and University policies, and is a member of the IACUC.
  • Provides advice to the Vice President for Research on issues concerning the use of animals in research.
  • Ensures financial integrity in costing of all services, including per diems, in consultation with the Office of Research.
  • Provides executive leadership in implementing the mission of animal research services, including animal care, regulatory compliance, research support, teamwork and assuring the safety and well-being of personnel and animals.
  • Participates in veterinary support and assistance to investigators in protocol and animal model development, advising them in experimental design regarding animal welfare and adequate veterinary care issues. Understands and adheres to MU’s Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • Ensures that the staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs.
  • Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and university regulations, laws and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified.
  • Responsible for administering the annual operating budget and ensures appropriate expenditure of all funds allocated for department administration.
  • Other responsibilities as deemed necessary for the proper management and delivery of lab animal services to the University.

Qualifications Education/Experience:

  • The successful candidate must have a Veterinary medical degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited or approved veterinary medical college or school, or have passed the Foreign Veterinarian Equivalency Examination.
  • Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or equivalent training and experience with board certification in another related field will be considered.
  • Post DVM graduate degree(s) MS or PhD are desirable in addition to board certification. USDA accreditation is desired.
  • Five to ten (5-10) years of experience in laboratory animal medicine working in a major research university or institution is required, and three to five (3-5) years successful administrative experience either directing a facility or a significant component of an animal research program.

Licensure:

  • A current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state and eligible for licensure in the State of West Virginia.

Competencies:

  • A thorough knowledge of and experience with federal regulations and their implementation in the care and use of animals used in biomedical research.
  • Excellent management, leadership, and human relations skills and an ability to interact with investigators as well as with facility management and husbandry staff.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, budget preparation and management, personnel management, demonstrated ability to recruit, hire and train new staff and an ability to motivate and retain professional staff.
  • Skills, knowledge and ability in general laboratory animal techniques, clinical, surgical and anesthesia techniques, and diagnostic procedures related to the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease in laboratory animals in a university environment.
  • An appreciation for and knowledge of the use of internet, web-based and database information systems related to the administration and management of animal research facilities.

To apply, https://marshall.peopleadmin.com/postings/10302.


Senior Clinical Veterinarian
Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX

6-11-18

Houston Methodist Research Institute was formed in 2004 to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments. The research institute was created to provide the infrastructure and support for these endeavors, and to house the technology and resources needed to make innovative breakthroughs in important areas of human disease.  A 540,000 square foot building dedicated to research, the research institute houses over 1,500 staff and trainees, 277 principal investigators and has more than 840 ongoing clinical trials.

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

A high level of case management, organizational capabilities, and communication skill is essential for employee success.

Primary Job Responsibilities:
Duties and Responsibilities are cross-referenced to Houston Methodists Pillars of Excellence and will be transferred to the Performance Evaluation.

People - 20 %

  1. Trains, advises and mentors investigators, graduate students and technicians in the provision of outstanding care and use of laboratory animals.
  2. Provides oversight and guidance to the technical veterinary personnel and animal care staff.
  3. Exercises strong leadership skills to foster a team environment that demonstrates respect for every member of the department and promotes employee engagement and retention.
  4. Established effective relationships with the research laboratories to ensure

Service  - 20 %

  1. Establishes and maintains a comprehensive clinical program for all the HMRI animals used in research and teaching, including sentinel and quarantine programs, vendor screening, oversight of animal import and export, and diagnostics.
  2. Provides assistance with anesthesia, surgical, post-op care, and technical support when requested for research activities using animals.
  3. Participates in post approval monitoring of research protocols to ensure compliance with federal regulations and guidelines and the humane use of animals.
  4. Investigates evidence based solutions to clinical and research problems, and publishes the results in peer reviewed journals.

Quality/Safety - 20 %

  1. Actively manage special services offered by the department such as surgical service, rederivation, biosecurity and post-approval monitoring as assigned to ensure a high level of quality and and an investigator (customer) service focus.
  2. Oversee documentation, SOP and policy development, record review, and QC monitoring of research projects within the animal facilities to ensure adherence to federal regulations and guidelines.
  3. Perform veterinary pre-review of animal use protocols to ensure compliance with high quality animal care and animal welfare regulations and provides assistance to investigators with protocol development.
  4. Activity participate on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee either as a voting or alternate veterinarian and as the liaison between CMP and the Office of Research Protection.

Finance - 20 %

  1. Oversees the distribution and accounting of controlled substances in accordance with HMRI and DEA regulations.
  2. Identifies cost saving initiatives within the department and communicates recommendations.
  3. Ensures cost recovery of billable time and supplies expended in support of research projects

Growth/Innovation - 20 %

  1. Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in the face of changing demands.
  2. Contribute to the academic advancement of laboratory animal medicine by publishing in peer-reviewed journals, presenting at national meetings, or performing professional service that advances laboratory animal medicine.
  3. Generates and communicates new ideas and suggestions that improve the quality of animal care or service to HMRI investigators.

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Requirements:

  • DVM from an accredited school of veterinary medicine
  • Minimum 8-15 years experience in the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Board Certification American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state; must obtain state of Texas license to practice veterinary medicine within one year of hire.
  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.
  • Requires personnel management abilities and veterinary medical knowledge
    o Expertise in laboratory animal medicine
  • Ability to serve in a leadership role
  • Familiarity with laws, policies, and regulations governing the use of animals in research
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

https://www.houstonmethodistcareers.org/job/senior-clinical-veterinarian-comparative-medicine-leadership-management-houston-methodist-researc-37585/Position


Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

6-7-18

The Laboratory Animal Program of Purdue University is seeking a clinical veterinarian to replace one of our staff who is retiring. The position serves as one of three graduate veterinarian positions providing veterinary care as well as animal care and use oversight at multiple Purdue University campus facilities. In addition to the graduate veterinarians, the Laboratory Animal Program professional veterinary staff includes two veterinary technicians and a veterinary technician who serves as a full time training coordinator.

Purdue University, founded in 1869, is the state of Indiana’s land-grant university. All units that utilize animals, including Animal Science Farms, are fully AAALAC-International accredited. The University’s main campus, located in West Lafayette, is approximately 80 miles north of Indianapolis and 126 miles south of Chicago, Illinois. The Purdue animal care and use program encompasses approximately 13 sites with 83 buildings that house animals. The total space devoted to animal housing is approximately 689,364 square feet and 2,132 acres of pasture. The average daily animal census of animals maintained in Purdue facilities totals approximately 33,000. Representative species include mice, rats, other rodents, zebrfish, dogs, swine, sheep and agricultural farm species.

Required is a D.V.M. degree or equivalent from an A.V.M.A. accredited veterinary medicine program and current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state with eligibility to practice in the State of Indiana is required.

Desired qualifications include training and / or experience in laboratory animal medicine to include a working knowledge of the diseases, conditions and common problems affecting a broad cross section of animals in an academic environment as well as a working knowledge of laws, regulations and guidelines and ability to apply this knowledge towards assuring compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and Public Health Service standards.

Two years clinical veterinary experience set as minimum. Applications are welcome from those beginning their career in laboratory animal medicine as well as those with more experience. Post-doctoral training in laboratory animal medicine or commensurate experience leading to ACLAM board eligibility / certification desired but not required. Entry level applicants should be willing to learn and use standards related to animal care and the conduct of clinical laboratory animal care in an academic environment.

A preferred candidate will have highly developed interpersonal and oral / written communication skills and the ability to work collegially with research and animal care staff. Must also possess the ability to work with minimal supervision, exercise good judgment with problem solving skills.

The duties and responsibilities of the individual can be somewhat tailored to the qualifications and interests of the applicant. However, as a minimum, responsibilities will include participating in the provision of routine veterinary medical care to a variety of species. The majority of animals seen will be dogs, cats, rodents, swine and sheep. Large animal clinical care for the agricultural herds is provided primarily by the College of Veterinary Medicine Large Animal Service.

Position will also provide assistance in monitoring Purdue University’s policies and procedures regarding the use of animals in teaching and research. Such policies and procedures are based upon standards and recommendations found in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, The Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching, The Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Animal Welfare Act and related documents. Activities will include the provision of indirect oversight of animal care programs at multiple campus facilities, maintaining frequent communication with animal facility personnel, evaluating and ensuring compliance with federal and regulations and guidelines.

Position will serve as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and participate in associated activities / compliance issues as assigned to include facility and programmatic evaluations. Thoroughly evaluate and review assigned animal use protocols and amendments, providing guidance and support to IACUC and principal investigators.

Regionally competitive salary commensurate with qualifications, training and experience. Generous employee benefits.

A check of criminal conviction records will be made for employment in this position.

To apply for this position via website please visit www.purdue.edu/jobs

For additional information regarding the position contact:

Bill Ferner D.V.M., Dipl. ACLAM, Director, Purdue University Laboratory Animal Program
Phone: 494-9128 / ferner@purdue.edu

Purdue University is an equal access/equal opportunity/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.


Clinical Veterinarian
University of Houston, Houston, TX

6-7-18

This position may be security sensitive requiring a criminal history investigation of the final candidate.

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.

Qualifications:

Doctoral and 1 year experience.

Requires singular knowledge of a specialized advanced professional discipline or the highest level of a general business knowledge, normally acquired through attainment of a directly job-related terminal degree or equivalent formal training in a recognized field of specialization that is directly related to the type of work being performed.

Requires a minimum of one (1) year of directly job-related experience.

Certification/Licensing: Requires technical certification or licensing directly related to the job, as specified on the job posting details.

Requirements:

  • License to practice Veterinary Medicine in the state of Texas
  • Minimum of 1 year of professional work experience as a Veterinarian
  • DVM/VMD degree from AVMA accredited school or certificate issued by the AVMA’s Education Commission for Foreign veterinary Graduates, the North American Veterinary License Exam (NAVLE)
  • Eligible to be licensed to practice veterinary Medicine in the state of Texas
  • Certified by ACLAM board certification
  • Eligible for the ACLAM certifying examination at the time of appointment
  • Completed a residency in laboratory animal medicine
  • Eligible to obtain USDA accreditation
  • Eligible to obtain DEA registration

Apply directly to the position on the link below:

https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex1_uhs/jobdetail.ftl?job=STA002854&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.Wxa0zhnKmIk.mailto


Director, Animal Lab Facility
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

5-31-18

As one of the first cancer hospitals in the country, Fox Chase Cancer Center has been a national leader in cancer treatment, research, and prevention for more than 100 years.  Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is committed to providing the best treatment options for our patients, and delivering that care with compassion.

At Fox Chase, we consider defeating cancer to be our calling. Our unique culture allows employees to work collaboratively with a single, shared focus, regardless of which department they’re in.

We have an outstanding opportunity for a Director of the Laboratory Animal Facility (LAF) to provide overall operational and scientific direction for this major shared research resource. The Director also serves as the Attending Veterinarian, and is responsible for laboratory animal care and use. The Director consults with Cancer Center members and provides advice on animal care and use matters. The Director is responsible for oversight and supervision LAF personnel. The Director works with the Facility Advisory Committee to ensure that the LAF has the necessary resources to continue to provide services that support the research of Cancer Center members that require the use of animals in their research.

Education:
Doctorate Degree : Veterinary Medicine (Required)

Experience:

7 years experience working as a doctor in veterinary medicine caring for small animals (mice, rats, rabbits, etc.) (Required)

License/Certifications:

VET-LIC - PA Veterinary License (Required)

It’s essential for us to recruit not only the best talent in hospital care, but hire well-qualified prospective employees who are committed to serving our patients with the passion and excellence for which Fox Chase is known. Apply today to be part of the future of prevailing over cancer.

Apply:

https://tuhs.taleo.net/careersection/tuhs_ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=181525&tz=GMT-04%3A00

Fox Chase Cancer Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Clinical Veterinarian, Institute of Comparative Medicine
Columbia, University, New York, NY

5-29-18

The Institute of Comparative Medicine (ICM) clinical veterinarian is an integral and highly regarded component of the biomedical research effort at Columbia University.

This individual works closely with veterinary, medical and research specialists as part of a multi- disciplinary team managing various animal species in a biomedical environment. 

The clinical veterinarian's role encompasses veterinary care of multiple species and ensures that systems and processes meet standards established by ICM administration. The clinical veterinarian will be involved in the management of research projects to ensure alignment of research activities and regulatory standards as well as assure that all tasks are completed in a timely and cost-effective manner while adhering to applicable regulations and Columbia University policies and procedures. This individual maintains performance levels consistent with and according to Columbia University ICM standards.

For more information about the position and how to apply see job posting at 

https://jobs.columbia.edu/userfiles/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1508257781249

Requisition # 092379


Principal Veterinarian, Animal Care Unit
Boston Scientific, Arden Hills, MN

5-23-18

Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.

About this role:

Boston Scientific Corporation is dedicated to providing high quality veterinary care to a diverse species of research animals in support of research and product development across the Global BSC businesses.  In an AAALAC accredited facility, you will be a member of a team providing veterinary medical and surgical services, assist with animal model development, and provide direction and training to research investigators, research support staff and animal care personnel participating in the research and pre-clinical safety assessment processes. You will work closely with the Attending Veterinarian, research support staff, and research investigators to ensure compliance with federal regulations, industry guidelines, and company policies regarding the use of animals in biomedical research.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in animal model development and study refinement to support medical device research and product development in all therapeutic areas
  • Work with Study Directors to ensure rigorous experimental design and establish study protocols that meet all requirements for animal care according to the Animal Welfare Act as administered by the  USDA APHIS
  • Collaborate with engineers and scientists on project teams to understand their animal model development and preclinical study needs
  • Provide regulatory review of proposed animal use and ensure compliance with USDA, NIH, and AAALAC International standards
  • Work closely with a team of veterinary technicians to provide specialized surgical support, animal model development and procedural services in support of research projects. Provide direction regarding clinical case evaluation and therapy
  • Develop novel approaches to promote ethical animal well-being and care, while preserving study endpoints
  • Contribute to policies and best practices for global animal care and use
  • Contribute to a comprehensive surgical program for rodents, canine, swine and ovine
  • Participate in and conduct a variety of teaching and training efforts for investigators, research support staff and animal care technicians
  • Collaborate, consult and assist research staff with animal model development and use of already established animal models.
  • Assist in the conduct of internal audits and other inspections
  • As needed, assist with the evaluation of third party facility inspections and audits
  • Manage and/or participate in the veterinary and preventive healthcare program
  • Observe study animals and provide routine animal health and clinical veterinary care for all animals in the laboratory
  • Ensure and maintain the health status of the animal colony through oversight of preventative health, sentinel programs and vendor surveillance
  • Provide veterinary diagnostic support and clinical care to the research colony

What we're looking for in you:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM – license or license eligible in state of MN required
  • 4+ years of experience post-DVM degree required, 10+ years of related experience overall
  • Preclinical experience in Medical Device or Pharmaceutical industry
  • Surgical experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Diplomate ACLAM and/or ACVS
  • Customer service background
  • Experience with diagnostic imaging techniques
  • GLP experience
  • Regulatory report writing experience

About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.

Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran

Requisition ID:  423397

To Apply:  https://jobs.bostonscientific.com/job/Arden-Hills-Principal-Veterinarian-Job-MN-55112/476887500/?locale=en_US


Clinical Veterinarian, Animal Care Unit
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

5-23-18

The clinical veterinarian functions as an integral member of the KU-Lawrence Animal Care Unit leadership team.  The incumbent provides preventative, clinical, and surgical care to a variety of laboratory animal species.  The incumbent works closely and interacts with the ACU director, ACU facility manager, ACU facility supervisor, and IACUC to ensure efficient operation of the KU-Lawrence Animal Care and Use Program in accordance with applicable regulations and standards.  Duties will include direct veterinary care, program and research support, and regulatory and compliance support.  Require qualifications include Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent from an institution accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, current veterinary license in at least one state, must obtain Kansas veterinary license within 12 months of appointment, and work experience that demonstrates effective written and verbal communication and collaboration that fosters and maintains productive working relationships.  Minimum of 2 years' experience, following receipt of veterinary degree, providing preventative, clinical, and surgical care to animals, particularly rodents and rabbits, in an academic laboratory animal program along with American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board eligibility are preferred qualifications.  For complete position description and to apply, go to https://employment.ku.edu/staff/11463BR.  A complete application will include a cover letter detailing interest and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and the names for 3 professional references.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.   Application review begins 06/03/2018 andcontinues until position is filled.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY


Associate Director of Comparative Medicine/Clinical Veterinarian
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

5-23-18

Opportunity:

The Center for Comparative Medicine at the University of Virginia is currently seeking to recruit a highly qualified individual into the role of Associate Director, a non-faculty (University Operational and Professional) position. The Associate Director will work with the Director to initiate and drive strategic vision and operations for the Center.

The University of Virginia is an AAALAC accredited institution located in central Virginia at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Center manages and operates ten vivaria encompassing 98,000 square feet housing an average daily population of approximately 50,000 barrier maintained mice in addition to a variety of other laboratory animal species. The Center operates an animal disease diagnostic and research laboratory, a small BSL3/ABSL3 facility, two large animal surgical operating theaters, and a gnotobiotic rodent program.

Key Priorities:

The Associate Director will have opportunities for leadership and success in many areas, including the following:

  • Strategic oversight of the program of veterinary medical and surgical care;
  • Supervision of rodent quarantine for importation from non-commercial sources;
  • Collaborating with the Director in further development of the animal care and use program as it pertains to policies and procedures associated with animal husbandry and veterinary care; and
  • Working directly with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee by performing pre-review of all new animal care and use protocols.

In addition, the incumbent will participate as a voting member on the Institutional Biosafety Committee, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and the Occupational Health Subcommittee of the IACUC. Additional duties include participation in a weekend on-call rotation with the other veterinary staff.

Professional Qualifications:

The required competencies for this job should include the following:

  • Must be a licensed DVM in at least one state.
  • Must be board certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Must have a minimum of five years of experience as a laboratory animal veterinarian preferably in an academic institutional environment.
  • Bachelor's Degree required, Ph.D in relevant fields preferred.

Process for Candidacy:

Nominations and applications should include curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and contact information for at least three references. Recruitment will continue and applications will be considered until the position is filled. The search will be carried out with full confidentiality; candidates will be notified before references are contacted.

To express interest in this opportunity please contact Melissa Hurst, Director of Recruitment or AJ Davidson, Senior Search Consultant by email to mhurst@virginia.edu or ajh2d@virginia.edu.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Associate Veterinarian
Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Atlanta, GA

5-15-18

  • Job Number 19329
  • Job Type Regular Full-Time
  • Division Yerkes National Primate Resear
  • Department YRK: Vet Med Main Station
  • This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    • Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals.,
    • Working with animals.,
    • Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.,
    • Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.,
    • Working with radioactive materials or devices.

Description

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

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

This position is primarily based at the Yerkes Main Station in Atlanta Georgia, although the individual is part of the overall veterinary department that is based at both the Main Station and Field Station. The Associate Veterinarian at the Main Station works in collaboration with and reports directly to the Chief of Clinical Operations at the Main Station as well as the Associate Director of Animal Resources.

Interested individuals must submit an online application by June 1, 2018 including a letter indicating their experience, research interests, and curriculum vitae, using the Emory Careers site.

Direct Link:  Faculty Posting: https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/19329/job

Contact Joyce Cohen, VMD, DACLAM for questions about the position (joyce.cohen@emory.edu)

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


Senior Veterinarian/Asst. Division Chief
Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Atlanta, GA

5-15-18

  • Job Number 19343
  • Job Type Regular Full-Time
  • Division Yerkes National Primate Resear
  • Department YRK: Vet Med Main Station
  • This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    • Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals.,
    • Working with animals.,
    • Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.,
    • Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.,
    • Working with radioactive materials or devices.
  • Required Documents Cover letter

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

This position is primarily based at the Yerkes Main Station in Atlanta Georgia, although the individual is part of the overall veterinary department that is based at both the Main Station and Field Station.   The individual will provide clinical, research support, administrative, training and regulatory expertise and services to YNPRC, Emory and their external collaborators.  The Assistant Division Chief works within many professional teams of scientists, technicians and others and, as such, requires strong collaborative skills such as communication, consultation and flexibility.  The Assistant Division Chief works closely with Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Research Services, Environmental Health and Safety, Animal Records and Behavioral Management units as well as other units such as the Business Office and Information Technology.  The Senior Veterinarian / Assistant Division Chief reports to the Associate Director of Animal Resources for administrative functions and works with the Chief of Clinical Operations for clinical duties. 

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

Interested individuals must submit an online application by June 1, 2018, including a letter indicating their experience, research interests, and curriculum vitae, using the Emory Careers site.

Direct Link:  Faculty Posting: https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/19329/job

Contact Joyce Cohen, VMD, DACLAM for questions about the position (joyce.cohen@emory.edu)

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


Attending Veterinarian
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

5-8-18

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Health Sciences Administration has an outstanding opportunity for an Attending Veterinarian.  The purpose of this position is to provide veterinary oversight and support for the animal care and use program at the University of Washington. This position performs a critical function to support excellent animal care and welfare within the context of the University's highly successful biomedical research program.  The Attending Veterinarian reports to the Institutional Official who has ultimate authority over the program. The role of the attending veterinarian is a critical role in meeting regulatory requirements and ensuring that our program is in alignment with regulations and standards of veterinary care for all vertebrate animals that are used in research, teaching and testing at the UW.

The University of Washington is a premier research institution with demonstrated commitment and successful in biomedical research.  The Attending Veterinarian will serve a critical purpose to ensure appropriate animal care and welfare as the University fulfills its mission of teaching, research, and service.

This position routinely interacts across a wide variety of University stakeholders. In addition to supporting and being a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, the AV will interact and support Department of Comparative Medicine, Washington National Primate Research Center, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities, and the research enterprise at large including Chairs, Deans, PIs, Laboratory technicans and animal caregivers.  The AV reports to the Institutional Official who is the Executive Director for Health Science Administration, who reports to the University Provost. This position will be physically located in the Office of Animal Welfare and will provide high level leadership and oversight to this office. 

Excellent interpersonal skills are critical to work effectively with animal care staff and members of the University research community This position is multi-dimensional and requires knowledge and expertise in laboratory animal medicine in a complex, high-performing research institution. It is a required position within the university according to the Animal Welfare Act and our Assurance with the Public Health Service Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare. The Attending Veterinarian leading the Office of Animal Welfare is expected to meet the following goals.

IACUC Functions

  • Serve as a voting member on the IACUC with authority and responsibility for activities involving animals.
  • Provide advice, consultation, and support to researchers and the IACUC on the proper use of animals in research.  Assist in development and evaluation of progressive animal careand research techniques to improve animal care and use over time.
  • Thoroughly evaluate and review appropriate animal use protocols and amendments, providing guidance and support to IACUC, principal investigators, and university biosafety person.
  • Provide prompt responses to amendments which may qualify for Veterinary Verification and Consultation review. Ensure a tight working relationship between IACUC and University of Washington veterinary staff.
  • Assist in assuring facility and researcher compliance with PHS/OLAW guidelines, AAALAC-International accreditation requirements, and animal welfare regulations. Participate in site visits/consultations by external oversight organizations (AAALAC-International, USDA, and industry partners), as necessary.
  • Maintain and provide necessary revision to the AAALAC-International program description. Assist with OLAW Assurance revisions, and annual updates to OLAW and USDA.
Veterinary Oversight

  • Veterinary care oversight of laboratory animals, including NHPs, dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, aquatic and other species. The position ensures the animal care program provides appropriate clinical care, housing, personnel, and equipment to meet required regulatory and compliance standards.
  • Regular consultation and knowledge exchange with researchers and their staff regarding animal procedures and protocol compliance.
  • Provide oversight of research animal enrichment programs.
  • Assist and evaluate new techniques for veterinary care to improve animal care and welfare over time.
Training

  • Participate in development and sustainment of computer-based and face-to-face animal use training programs for laboratory animal facility staff, principal investigators, research staff, and IACUC members.
  • Perform, give advice, and provide necessary surgical technique and anesthesia training requested by principal investigators.
  • Participate in writing, reviewing, and updating veterinary and compliance policies, guidelines, and SOPs as required.
Institution-wide

  • Serve on appropriate university committees related to research activities and the animal program.
  • Attend appropriate national conferences/meetings to develop and leverage collegial relationships to import and improve the UW animal care and research program.
  • Engage in institutional plans involving renovation or construction of facilities in which animals are housed or used, including design and maintenance of animal facilities.
  • Must have experience working in a large animal care and use program with authority and understanding of how the various constituents must work together to move research forward while maintaining regulatory compliance.
  • Completed a training program in a laboratory animal veterinary residence program or equivalent experience.
For detailed information on Benefits for this position click here.

Requirements:

  • Professional Degree: DVM
  • Professional Certification- Veterinary License in United States, preferably State of Washington
  • Can equivalent experience substitute for degree requirement: noMust have Six to eight years experience:
  • Must have experience working in a large animal care and use program with authority and understanding of how the various constituents must work together to move research forward while maintaining regulatory compliance.
  • Completed a training program in a laboratory animal veterinary residence program or equivalent experience.
  • Experience and knowledge of federally mandated Animal Care and Use Program issues, including laws and regulations and federally required IACUC review operating procedures.
  • Ability to assist development and evaluation of progressive advances in animal care and research.
  • Ability to uphold a highly responsive program presence in a fast-paced, multiple priority environment.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and decision-making across scope of responsibility.
  • Adept at managing multiple concurrent priorities and projects under deadline pressure and changing priorities.
  • Ability to effectively function independently, as part of a team, and in collaboration with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality related to program information.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and work experience with Microsoft Office Suite and comfortable with new technology.
  • A commitment to communication, customer service, organization and ongoing process improvement.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.


Attending Veterinarian
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

4-23-18

The University of Kentucky is seeking dynamic candidates for our Attending Veterinarian position. UK has a diverse and decentralized animal care and use program serving educators and researchers in the College of Agriculture, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the five colleges of the UK Medical Center. The Attending Veterinarian (AV) reports directly to the Vice President for Research and serves as the lead veterinarian for all animals used in research, teaching, and testing at the University of Kentucky. The AV works with the DLAR, Office of Research Integrity, and other administrators, faculty, and staff to ensure that all animals receive adequate veterinary care and that other components of the animal care programs are appropriate and compliant. In addition, the AV serves as a permanent member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Qualified candidates will be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the Commonwealth of Kentucky or eligible to be licensed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky within six months of hire. In addition, candidates must have Category II Accreditation from the National Veterinary Accreditation Program of the USDA or are eligible to obtain accreditation within six months of hire. The successful candidate should possess experience overseeing and managing research animal care program and preferably experience with agricultural and/or exotic animals.

For additional information about this exciting leadership position, please contact Mary Beth Bracken Marybeth.bracken@uky.edu 859-257-3348. The deadline to apply is May 21st, 2018,

PI102078563


Attending Veterinarian
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

4-23-18

Division/College: University Research (Div)
Employee Category: Exempt
Pay Range: $94,500 to $118,126 per year
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary:

The Attending Veterinarian (AV) is responsible for providing direct or delegated veterinary care for all animals used in research, testing, teaching, and outreach across the main University of Idaho campus and all University of Idaho satellite locations to ensure the health and welfare of animals and compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies. The AV serves as the regulatory Attending Veterinarian and a standing voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). The AV plans, develops, directs, and implements all aspects of the veterinary care program. Reporting to the Director of Research Assurances, the AV is accountable to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and is responsible for supervision of the Laboratory Animal Research Facility (LARF).

Minimum Qualifications:

DVM , VMD , or equivalent degree from an AVMA -accredited institution, or certification from either the AVMA /ECFVG , AAVSB /PAVE , or other equivalent foreign graduate equivalency program.
Three years licensed veterinary experience, including post-graduate experience in laboratory animal care and medicine.
License to practice veterinary medicine in Idaho, or eligibility for Idaho licensure with the application submitted within the first 10 days of hire.
USDA certification for issuance of health certificates in Idaho, or eligibility for USDA certification with the application submitted within the first 10 days of hire.
Controlled substance registrations with the DEA and Idaho State Board of Pharmacy, or eligibility for registrations with the applications submitted within the first 10 days of hire.
After hour on-call availability for emergency animal care consultation and response.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong clinical, diagnostic, and surgical skills with a variety of small and large laboratory animal species.
Excellent knowledge of animal welfare regulations and contemporary practices in animal health, care, and use.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Strong managerial and supervisory skills.
Diplomate, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
Prior veterinary experience at an academic research institution.
Completion of a residency in laboratory animal medicine.
Prior veterinary experience with farm animals, birds, aquatics, and other wildlife.
Experience at an AAALAC accredited institution or with AAALAC accreditation process.
Prior experience working with animal biosafety levels 1-3.

Posting Number: SP001743P
Posting Date: 03/30/2018
Open Until Filled: Yes

Preferential review of applicants to begin on April 30, 2018.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
To apply, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/1197462

EEO Statement:
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


Clinical Research Veterinarian
PMI, San Carlos, CA

4-19-18

The Clinical Research Veterinarian provides clinical management of surgical subjects in our contract research laboratory.  The incumbent will oversee and provide clinical health maintenance of all laboratory animal colonies.  The Clinical Veterinarian works directly with the client’s research team on protocol development and is responsible for meeting all protocol requirements.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides daily oversight of preventative medicine program, medical treatments, surgical staff and post-operative care of surgical subjects
Ability to perform cut downs for vascular access and other surgical techniques as needed
Circulate through ORs providing veterinary support to clients and technical oversight.
Interacts with clients during client meetings to offer support and direction for specific client needs
Act as Study Director and liaison between PMI and client for general animal health and recovery during overall study period
Support pathology services by performing necropsies and explants per protocol.
Support, facilitate and enhance OR operations duties.
Write and review SOPs for OR operations
Report writing for client studies
Rotating weekend on call
Maintains up-to-date knowledge and/or technical advances in the fields of laboratory animal medicine, and related disciplines
Has working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices, veterinary and laboratory animal science
Active participation in professional societies
Other duties as assigned

PREFERRED CANDIDATES WILL HAVE:

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an AVMA accredited program
Licensed by the California State Board of Veterinary Medicine
Board Certification by either ACLAM or ACVIM preferred
Experience in a GLP PreClinical CRO is preferred
General knowledge of laboratory animal medicine and surgical/anesthesia techniques
Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice regulations
Broad understanding of USDA animal welfare regulations and AAALAC guidelines
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work well in as team or matrix environment
Self-starter with a “can do” attitude and ability to analyze problems and identify creative solutions
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Please send resume and cover letter to b.diethorn@pmipreclinical.com


Clinical Veterinarian
Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA

4-16-18

Primary Function of Position:

The Intuitive Surgical development lab focuses on animal welfare, employee safety and efficiency to enable an internal clinical environment for use by the research and development organizations. The lab simultaneously supports a multitude of product and procedure development programs to allow expedited iteration and evolution of our products and procedures.

Reporting to the Director of Comparative Medicine (CM), the Clinical Veterinarian (CV) will provide leadership and vision for the animal care and surgical programs, ensuring continued compliance with local, state and federal regulatory agencies. The surgical programs conducted by research and development will include both acute and chronic animal studies with the CV being responsible for animal care in both study types. In addition, the CV will be required to conduct and manage the animal care in these different studies following both GLP and non-GLP protocols. The CV will be an essential part of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and work closely with the, R&D Lab Supervisor, Clinical Engineers, Veterinary and Lab Staff to develop and maintain a strong and effective animal care program.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Work closely with the Director of CM to continue to build and maintain our animal care and use program. This includes SOP, Policy, and guideline development and maintenance.
Manage and conduct animal studies following approved study protocols which will include both GLP and non-GLP protocols. For GLP studies, complete any required GLP documentation as required for reporting or use of the study data.
Work closely with Clinical Development Engineers, (CDE), Principal Investigators, providing assistance and consultation in experimental design, surgical and species modeling, protocol development, procedural training and assessment, and compliance in regards to current animal welfare standards.
Assist the Laboratory Supervisor in the development, management and operations of the animal lab facilities which include the surgical operating rooms, animal preparation areas and animal housing/husbandry areas for chronic animal studies.
Surgical support:
Provide guidance and support as it relates to analgesia, anesthesia and aseptic procedures. Administration of injectable, inhalant or CRI anesthesia, including induction, maintenance and emergency management.
Oversight and performance of patient prep and instrumentation.
Oversight and performance of intraoperative monitoring of vital statistics, fluid therapy, drug administration, surgical interventions and blood gas analysis. Pre-, intra- and post-operative critical care management of advanced invasive surgical procedures

Manage veterinary technical staff, including scheduling, development and training, and oversight of processes and procedures.
Responsible for regulatory compliance, such as DEA, USDA, FDA, and OLAW. Serve as active member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC); assist the Director of CM in preparation and seeking AAALAC accreditation status.
Work with the Director of CM to conduct offsite vendor, satellite, and contract facility inspections.
Maintain and enforce current Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
Help promote and maintain a safe and healthy work environment according to ISI safety policies and OSHA regulations.
Participate in future facility planning and expansion according to company growth and development, and increase of animal use program needs.
Help to build a culture of compliance where every day is inspection day and all colleagues feel valued, heard, respected and highly engaged.

Skills/Experience:

5+ years of experience in veterinary anesthesia and surgery procedures in a laboratory animal setting
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
Board Certification by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists (desired but not required)
ACLAM Diplomat (preferred but not required)
Working knowledge of large and small animal anatomy, physiology, medical disease states, surgical applications across all body systems
Strong oral and written communication skills
Small and large animal critical care techniques (porcine, ovine, canine)
Facility Design and Management experience (desired but not required)

To apply: Please submit resumes to vet.staff@intusurg.com

We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.
We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.


Director of Comparative Medicine & Attending Veterinarian
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), Oklahoma, OK

4-9-18

OMRF (https://omrf.org) seeks to build upon excellence in its animal care program with an exceptional individual to oversee our Comparative Medicine Department. This vital group facilitates research with innovative practices and quality service in centrally operated, state of art aquatic and germ-free/gnotobiotic mouse cores.  Provide veterinary clinical, diagnostic and surgical care (mice, rats, Zebrafish, Xenopus, and others as needed), manage preventive medical programs, and rederivation of genetically engineered mouse strains, provide training/consultation, and participate in IACUC activities. 

Successful applicants must have a DVM from AVMA-accredited institution and USDA Veterinary Accreditation, be eligible for Oklahoma licensure and be specialty Board certified by ACLAM. Strong leadership skills, ability to effectively communicate with diverse personalities and cultures, desire to work collaboratively with principal investigators, and familiarity with AAALAC accreditation processes required.

OMRF offers competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and a collegial work environment.  

Apply http://apptrkr.com/1198748

EOE/AA  


Faculty Director and Attending Veterinarian, ARC
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 

3-26-18

Position:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is seeking a faculty-level Director of the Animal Resource Center (ARC). The Director serves as the Attending Veterinarian and provides overall leadership and direction of a large and growing technologically advanced department that supports basic and translational research programs. The Director is responsible for overseeing the management of all aspects of veterinary care and ARC activities, including developing procedures, policies, and guidelines; ensuring regulatory compliance (AAALAC-I, OLAW/NIH, CDC, USDA-AWA, and IACUC); establishing and enforcing biocontainment policies, procedures, and protocols for ABSL 2 and 3 facilities; and working collaboratively with faculty and staff to meet research goals and advance institutional strategic objectives. The St. Jude ARC has been continuously accredited by AAALAC, International since 1977.

Qualifications:

Qualified candidates possess a DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited institution and are board certified in the ACLAM.
An advanced degree (MS or PhD) in a related science is preferred.
Candidates should have a minimum 10 years experience working in laboratory animal science and medicine and 5 years working with an IACUC.
Experience managing an AAALAC-accredited animal care and use program in a research environment and an in-depth knowledge of current Federal Animal Welfare Regulations and AAALAC-I accreditation standards.

Employer Information

St Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a private, not-for-profit institute that is internationally recognized for its commitment to performing cutting edge research and providing state of the art clinical services, with the goal to improve the outcomes for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute and in 2017 was named the number 1 pediatric cancer hospital by US News & World Report.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the diversity of its faculty and professional workforce. It welcomes nominations of an application from women, and members of minority groups, as well as others who bring additional dimensions to the hospitals research, teaching and clinical missions. 

Applications:

Applications must be submitted through the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital faculty job website: https://bit.ly/2DNKOhj

Additional contact info: Terrence Geiger, MD, PhD, SVP and Deputy Director, Academic and Biomedical Operations by email at terrence.geiger@stjude.org or John Leech, Director Talent Acquisition by email john.leech@stjude.org.  


Attending Veterinarian and Director of Laboratory Animal Resources
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 

3-21-18

About Virginia Tech:

As a comprehensive land-grant university and a leading research institution, Virginia Tech is pushing the boundaries of knowledge in response to global challenges and to define its role a generation into the future. Within a spirited, inclusive culture, Virginia Tech offers 280 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 34,000 students in eight colleges and manages a research portfolio of more than $520 million. Virginia Tech is ranked among the top 25 public universities, with employers giving top-ratings to our graduates. 

Virginia Tech has been recognized as a Diversity Champion, reflecting the university’s commitment to inclusion and diversity as key components of an ecosystem that is rich in opportunities for experiential learning, cross-disciplinary engagement, and the development of cultural awareness and empathy. The university community lives the Virginia Tech motto, Ut Prosim - That I May Serve.

About the Office:

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation is seeking a highly motivated, resourceful, and trustworthy individual to join our senior leadership team as the Attending Veterinarian and Director of Laboratory Animal Resources. The office oversees the university-wide strategic initiatives and operational functions of Virginia Tech’s research enterprise and associated technology commercialization activities, which span eight academic colleges, eight university research institutes, and three affiliated research corporations. The university is embarking on its next phase of strategic growth in research across its Blacksburg, Roanoke, and Northern Virginia locations, including the integration of a medical school in 2018.

Position Summary:

The position is critical to ensuring excellent animal care and welfare in all aspects of the university’s programs. Virginia Tech has one of the most comprehensive programs in the nation, encompassing a wide variety of vertebrate species used in biomedical, agricultural, veterinary, wildlife and fish research and instruction at the Blacksburg and Roanoke campuses as well as seven Agriculture Research and Extension locations across Virginia.  The laboratory and agricultural animal space encompasses multiple sites comprising the College of Veterinary Medicine including: the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, VA - ~58,000 sf and 150 acres; Laboratory Animal Resources - ~ 38,500 sf; decentralized/non-farm facilities - ~26,400 sf; and farm production units - ~170,000 sf and 1,600 acres.  The Agricultural Research Extension Units, which include two beef, swine, sheep, horse, and fish facilities, have ~1,900 acres with associated farm buildings. This position reports directly to the Vice President for Research and Innovation and is a member of the senior leadership team.

Opportunities:

With strong support from university leadership, align the Office of the University Veterinarian, including Laboratory Animal Resources, for strategic growth of research programs.
Lead the effort to achieve and maintain university-wide AAALAC accreditation, collaborating with stakeholders within the university to meet and apply accreditation standards.
Participate in stakeholder groups related to the expansion of Health Science and Technology research at the Blacksburg and Roanoke campuses.
Potential for an appointment in an academic unit.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide leadership to the University's animal programs and oversight of three centralized animal facilities and 26 decentralized animal facilities across all Virginia Tech locations.
Provide supervision of operations and personnel, and execution of duties associated with the Office of the University Veterinarian and Laboratory Animal Resources.
Collaborate with a wide variety of university stakeholders, assure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, and maintain excellent standards of veterinary care for a wide variety of animals used in research and instruction at the university.
Serve as an ex officio voting member of Virginia Tech’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and on other committees, task forces and working groups that affect animal programs at the institution.
Recommend procurement of equipment and facility renovation or expansion consistent with current standards that assure animal well-being and the safety of those who work with animals.
Provide consultation and assistance to ensure animal care and use protocols to meet or exceed established standards, and offer suggestions on improved techniques that may enhance animal well-being and/or research program effectiveness.
Share on-call veterinary care responsibility during evenings, weekends, and holidays with the veterinary staff within the Office of the University Veterinarian.

Minimum Qualifications and Skills:

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent, Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), and a license to practice in at least one state.
Progressively advanced experience in a diverse AAALAC accredited laboratory animal research program, including biomedical and agricultural research.
Demonstrated ability to provide effective program leadership, including workforce management and budget oversight.
Skilled supervisor and coach, able to motivate or inspire both junior and senior staff.
Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, diplomacy and the ability to effectively interact and build trusted relationships.
Proven ability to effectively organize, prioritize and perform multiple job functions and conflicting priorities, meet deadlines, and manage changing situations.
Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills to manage complex tasks and/or those that require balancing competing interests.
Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality with discretion.
Result driven, accepts and acts on all forms of feedback to effect change.
Demonstrate patience, reliability, composure and stability under pressure.
Adaptable and open to change as the office and university evolves.

Preferences:

Significant experience developing, leading and managing a diverse AAALAC accredited program encompassing agricultural, laboratory, biomedical, companion, fish, and wildlife species.
Experience working as a veterinarian in a university with a medical school, a veterinary school, a college of agriculture, and one or more other colleges, institutes or departments actively conducting research using animals.
Demonstrated success working with and providing leadership for a diverse and geographically dispersed team. 

All nominations and applications should be sent electronically to: 

Ann Murray
Consultants to the Search Committee
Charles River
ann.murray@crl.com.

Review of nominations and applications for the position will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution.