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 December 2016
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Associate Veterinary Director
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Posted 5 December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted 5 December 2016

BACKGROUND:

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

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

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

BNBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please apply to url: https://home.eease.com/recruit2/?id=15395661&t=1


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

Posted 5 December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

Ideal Candidates Would Also Have:

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

Other Qualifications:  

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

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

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


Clinical Veterinarian
Covance, Alice, TX

Posted 21 November 2016

CAREERS AT COVANCE

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

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

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

REQUIRED

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

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

Apply online – Reference BR # 61727

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

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


Staff Veterinarian
Genentech, Dixon, CA

Posted 14 November 2016

Join a Team that Lives to Improve Lives

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

The following opportunity exists in Dixon, CA:

Description

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

Job Responsibilities:

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

Who You Are

Qualifications:

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

A Job with Benefits Beyond the Benefits

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

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

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

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

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


Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
The Ohio State University, Columbis, OH

Posted 14 November 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted 14 November 2016

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

Responsibilities include:

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

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

Exceptional Working Conditions

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

Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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

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


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

Posted 11 November 2016

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

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

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

o   Old World Nonhuman Primates: 450-750

o   New World Nonhuman Primates: 50-200

o   Rabbits: 50 -200

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

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

o   Ferrets: 8-100

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

Requirements:

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

Clearance:

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

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

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

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

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Clinical Veterinarian
Oregon National Primate Research Center, Beaverton, OR

Posted 11 November 2016

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

HOW TO APPLY:

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


Princial Scientist, Clinical Veterinarian
Pfizer, Pearl River, NY

Posted 4 November 2016

Job Id : 1041273

About Pfizer

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

Role Description

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

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


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

Posted 27 October 2016

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

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

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

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


Attending Veterinarian
Toxicology Research, Singapore

Posted 27 October 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted 27 October 2016

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

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:   

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

JOB SUMMARY

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

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


NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Occasionally: climbing, stooping, kneeling  

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

Lifting/Moving Requirements: Minimum of 50 pounds

ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS

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

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

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


Chief Animal Welfare Officer
SNBL USA, Everett, WA

Posted 27 October 2016

Job Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

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

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

Posted 27 October 2016

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted 27 October 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted 26 October 2016

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

Responsibilities include:

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

Requirements:

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

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

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

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

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

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


Senior Clinical Veterinarian
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Posted 14 October 2016

Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Office of Animal Resources (OAR)

Requisition # 69896

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

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

In this position, you will: 

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

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

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


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

Posted 10 October 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted 10 October 2016

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

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

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

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

The UGA is a research-intensive land grant-sea grant university situated in the vibrant college town of Athens.  Only an hour from Atlanta, Athens offers a wide variety of social and cultural opportunities as well as a high-quality of life.  The University of Georgia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Senior Technician, Veterinarian
University of Nevada, School of Nursing, Las Vegas, NV

Posted 30 September 2016

The School of Nursing has an immediate opening for two qualified applicants to apply for a full-time 12-month Senior Technician position. Primary responsibilities of this appointment are to assist with (a) coordinating, performing, and documenting animal procedures and responses to procedures; (b) train other personnel working with the animals; (c) ensure accurate performance of animal procedures and compliance with animal regulations; and (d) assist with report, presentation, and manuscript preparation. presentation, and manuscript preparation.

Applications

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on October 1, 2016 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date.  Materials should be addressed to Dr. Barbara St. Pierre Schneider, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

Position Requirements

These positions require a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from a regionally accredited college or university, rodent or exotic animal experience, strong communication skills using different types of media, and workload management and leadership skills. In addition, eligibility to obtain a federal and Nevada state DEA license is required.

Employer Information

UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at:  http://www.unlv.edu.

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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

Posted 28 September 2016

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

Duties

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

Qualifications

Education:  

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

Experience:

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

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

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

Clinical Veterinarian
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Posted 27 September 2016

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

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

Responsibilities include:

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

Qualifications include:

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

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

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


Clinical Veterinarian
Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

Posted 26 September 2016

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

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

Responsibilities include: 

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

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

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

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


Clinical Veterinarian
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Posted 19 September 2016

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

Major Responsibilities:

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

How to Apply:

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

Veterinarian
University of Miami, Miami, FL

Posted 13 September 2016

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

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

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

Responsibilities include:

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

Minimum Requirements:

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

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


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

Posted 13 September 2016

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

About Pfizer

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

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

Role Description:

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

 Qualifications:

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

Work Experience:

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

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


Senior Veterinary Scientist
Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA

Posted 13 September 2016

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

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

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

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


Senior Veterinary Scientist
Aragen Bioscience, Morgan Hill, CA

Posted 6 September 2016

DOE employment type: full-time

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

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

Veterinary Duties:

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

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

Requirements

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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

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

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