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Attending Veterinarian and Assistant Professor of Instruction, Biomedical Sciences, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH

1/16/20

1.0 FTE

Athens Campus

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please complete the online application and attach required documents. Required documents include a detailed cover letter, current resume, teaching philosophy and a list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact details, including email addresses.

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by February 16, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Job Description
The Attending Veterinarian (AV) and Assistant Professor of Instruction has a leadership role and primary responsibility for stewarding the university's Veterinary Care Program for animals used for teaching, testing, and research, in accord with federal and accreditation requirements. The AV provides clinical care along with support for researchers and Lab Animal Resources personnel through training, consultation, inspections, and reporting. The AV is also expected to assist researchers in experimental design and implementation, thereby enabling increased levels of extramural grant funding. This individual will also contribute in a significant way to the educational mission of the university through instruction in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Ohio University's animal care program is concentrated at its campus in Athens, Ohio. Teaching activities associated with this position can potentially be carried out at Heritage College facilities on the university's campuses in Athens and/or Dublin, Ohio.

Detailed responsibilities include:

  1. Provide oversight and guidance on all aspects of the Veterinary Care Program as required by federal regulation and AAALAC accreditation. Oversee and provide clinical care of all animals used in research, testing, and teaching. Oversee all aspects of pain/distress relief and euthanasia. Provide or coordinate timely medical care and emergency veterinary care at all times, including weekends and holidays. Oversee and provide input on preventative medicine and health surveillance programs. Oversee surgical programs and perioperative/postoperative care. Schedule regular animal facility visitations to observe animals and communicate with Lab Animal Resources staff on current status and issues. Provide guidance and support for domestic and international animal shipments.

    2. Support activities as specified by regulation in support of the university's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Attend all IACUC meetings and serve as a voting member. Provide training on regulatory requirements and best practice as needed for IACUC members, researchers, and staff. Provide input to researchers on IACUC protocol development and review. Consult with researchers on minimizing animal pain and distress. Ensure personnel performing surgical procedures are appropriately qualified and trained, and provide training when needed. Participate in semi-annual program reviews and facility inspections of all university facilities where animals are housed or used in research, testing, and teaching. Develop and maintain Veterinary Care Program documentation.

    3. Work with investigators to identify strategies for use of animal models to address research questions. Assist in experimental design. Identify potential technical challenges and methods for elimination or mitigating adverse impact. Review safety considerations and any specialized infrastructure requirements. Assist in drafting extramural grant proposal elements related to animal model implementation.

    4. Participate in instructional activities for medical students as assigned in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Teaching will include coaching group learning activities and participation in medical education focused on immunology, microbiology, physiology, and pathophysiology depending on qualifications and interest. Contribute to service work as assigned in support of the instructional mission. Support mentoring of students and training of students in research methods.

    Minimum Qualifications
    A doctoral degree in veterinary medicine is required.
    Must have or be eligible for board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, and be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Ohio.
    Must obtain licensure in Ohio within 6 months of hire and maintain licensure throughout employment.

    Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Thomas Rosolrosolt@ohio.edu

Salary is commensurate with education and experience, while also considering internal equity.
Employees enjoy a generous benefits package such as paid holidays, sick time, personal time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance), an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% company contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, transgender care, flextime and flexplace policies, counseling and mental health care, access to professional development programs, and more. Additional information is available at https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits.
Diversity Statement
Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. www.ohwpawvherc.org

To apply, visit: https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/33640


Senior Associate Scientist - Surgical Lead, In Vivo Research, Amgen,Thousand Oaks, CA

1/8/20

The Safety Pharmacology and Animal Research Center (SPARC) at Amgen is currently seeking a scientifically minded team player to join the SPARC Surgical Staff (SST) team. This dynamic team manages all aspects of in vivo health care for multiple species and provides a high level of scientific and technical aspects of surgery including operative support to multiple therapeutic areas for in vivo studies. This role will collaborate closely with members of the SPARC and Discovery Research teams to support a wide range of animal research and models through:

  • Establishing routine surgical procedures and learning new techniques to support animal model needs.
  • Demonstrating subject matter expertise and proficiency in veterinary research surgery, anesthesia/analgesia techniques in non-rodent (large animal) and rodent species with documented success in recovery procedures and post-operative care.
  • Recognizing technical issues and developing corrective and preventive actions.
  • Providing expertise in research bio-methodology techniques (compound dosing and sample collection), veterinary physiological monitoring and emergency medical triage.
  • Communicating, collaborating and consulting with veterinarians, peers and scientific investigators on the selection, design, optimization and production of in vivo models.
  • Administering veterinary health care and postoperative monitoring under the direction of the Attending Veterinarian.
  • Providing oversight of surgery facilities including inspection preparedness.
  • Providing leadership in the design, preparation and execution of research studies.
  • Presenting study results and communicating appropriate scientific information to colleagues and peers.
  • Reviewing and authoring technical documents for in vivo procedures and administering in vivo training.
  • Mentoring team members.
  • Performing clinical duties under the direction of veterinarians including occasional weekend calls.
  • Enhancing scientific/technical knowledge through lab-based practicums and reviews of advanced scientific literature.
  • Participating in IACUC activities including veterinary review of protocols and as an alternate for IACUC veterinarians.
  • Conducting on-site audits as needed for Amgen external business partners.

Basic Qualifications
Master's degree and 3 years of in vivo and animal surgical experience
OR
Bachelor's degree and 5 years of in vivo and animal surgical experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or BS with 10 or more years direct experience performing animal surgery.
  • Five or more years experience in animal model development and surgery (regulated species) in a drug development setting.
  • Certified by AALAS/CALAS at the LATG/RLAT level.
  • RVT and/or certified by the Academy of Surgical Research (SRS, SRT, SRA).
  • Extensive knowledge and use in multiple database applications such as Study Log, Prism and Microsoft.
  • Exemplary managerial, communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in a matrixed environment requiring partnership and collaboration with a broad audience of contributors in which communication and management skills achieve results.
  • Highly self-motivated, driven to excel, ability to work independently and prioritize responsibilities and projects.
  • Exhibits adaptability/flexibility to effectively work in an environment with changing priorities and urgency for project completions.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

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

Amgen's outstanding compensation package features comprehensive benefits. To learn more about this opportunity and to apply, please visit us online athttp://careers.amgen.com/and search job #R-90526.

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


Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN

12/26/19

Mayo Clinic is seeking a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian for a Faculty Position in the Department of Comparative Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. The Department of Comparative Medicine supports a wide variety of biomedical research programs including transgenic rodent projects and translational large animal models involving surgery and advanced imaging. Animal programs and facilities are AAALAC-accredited.
 
Duties will include providing clinical laboratory animal care to a wide range of species, consulting with investigators from multiple disciplines, assuring regulatory compliance, and participating in the administration of the established programs. Educational responsibilities include teaching graduate students, training animal support staff, and delivering didactic and hands-on clinical training to laboratory animal residents enrolled in an ACLAM-recognized training program.  Opportunities exist for involvement in the direction of the residency program and research mentorship.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine and a license to practice in at least one state. ACLAM board certification/eligibility is required.  Ideal candidates have a strong background in the provision of perioperative care to laboratory animals, delivery of health care to rodents,

Mayo Clinic is ranked as the best hospital in the nation for 2018-2019 by U.S. News and World Report. We are the largest integrated, multidisciplinary academic medical center in the world with comprehensive programs in medical education and research that span across three group practice sites. We support a vibrant and diverse research enterprise, with programs in basic, translational, clinical, and population sciences. In 2018, the institution received over $490 million in extramural research awards, supplemented with over $330 million of institutional support. Mayo Clinic has a large number of world class faculty. Laboratories and shared resource facilities are state-of-the-art, including those for microscopy and imaging, cell and molecular biology, animal models, biomedical engineering and mathematics, materials testing, a Medical Genomics Facility, a Mouse Modeling Facility, Molecular and Microscopic Core Facilities, and unique Human Disease Tissue Banks. Mayo Clinic supports innovation and has a wealth of resources available – including an integrated EMR. We offer a highly competitive compensation package with sustained intramural funding, capital equipment funding, technical and computational resources, and exceptional benefits.

Applications should include a CV (with bibliography), statement of professional interests and goals, and the names/contact information of 2 references.  Apply here: https://jobs.mayoclinic.org/jobs/laboratory-animal-veterinarian-126863br

Specific questions related to the posting should be directed to:

Thomas R. Meier, DVM, MBA Dipl. ACLAM
Chair, Department of Comparative Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Email: meier.thomas@mayo.edu

Benefit Eligible: Yes
Schedule: Full Time
Telecommute/Telework: No
Site Description:  Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.


 Director, Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

12/24/19

The MIT Division of Comparative Medicine, in partnership with the MIT Department of Biological Engineering, invites applications for the Director, at the tenured faculty level, with a start date of 1 July 2020 or a mutually agreeable date thereafter. Applicants should hold a DVM from an AVMA accredited veterinary school by the beginning of employment, with demonstrated expertise in a discipline which applies molecular/cellular bioscience to any area, including the study of the microbial/host interface in health and disease with interests in microbial pathogenesis, microbiome bioinformatics, immunology, oncogenesis, or pathobiology. The selected candidate will develop and sustain an extramurally funded research program, supervise graduate and postdoctoral fellows and have the opportunity to teach graduate and undergraduate classes if desired. Importantly, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to expand an already world-class program in comparative medicine.

The Division of Comparative Medicine has three basic missions: education, research, and the provision of managing and overseeing a comprehensive animal husbandry, clinical, and diagnostic program for all research animals maintained at MIT. The Director will provide direction and administrative coordination to facilitate the Division’s role in providing expertise and support to investigators using animals in biomedical research and teaching; to conduct grant funded research and develop animal models pertinent to biomedical research; to provide postdoctoral training to veterinarians seeking careers in biomedical research; develop scientists within the Division who can successfully compete for grants.

The Division, consisting of approximately 180 personnel, has centralized administrative responsibility for all AAALAC accredited facilities, consisting of 193,000 square feet on the MIT campus. This responsibility underlies the overall commitment of the Institute in providing a comprehensive animal care and use program.

Candidates must register with the BE search website at http://be-fac-search.mit.edu, and must submit application materials electronically to this website.  Candidate applications should include a description of professional interests and research goals.  Each application should include a curriculum vita and the names and addresses of three or more references who will provide recommendation letters.  References should submit their letters  directly at the http://be-fac-search.mit.edu website.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning 15th January 2020.

Questions may be directed to:

Prof. Angela Belcher
Head, Department of Biological Engineering
MIT  16-343
Cambridge MA  02139
bedh@mit.edu

MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


PIADC Supervisory Chief Veterinarian, Animal Resources Branch, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Long Island, NY. Manhattan, KS

12/24/19

This is an exciting opportunity for a Veterinary Medical Officer to work at Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC), the Nation’s laboratory responsible for protecting livestock from foreign animal diseases, such as Foot-and-Mouth Disease and African Swine Fever.  This position will also move to the new National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas, when the mission at PIADC transfers in 2023.

We are seeking an individual with superb leadership, clinical veterinary program management, analytical and problem solving skills who is looking for a special opportunity to take their career to the next level while serving to protect the food security of our Nation.

This position has a salary range of $120,580 - $156,758 per annum (GS-0701-14).

As Chief Veterinarian for PIADC Animal Care and Welfare (Long Island, New York), the successful candidate will:  provide expert programmatic, clinical, training and supervisory animal care and welfare services in a high-risk biocontainment laboratory environment; serve as a subject matter expert to advise PIADC Directors along with research and diagnostic scientists on animal care and welfare matters; be responsible for the  care and welfare of all research animals at PIADC; prescribe and administer appropriate medical treatment and drugs to lab animals; monitor animal husbandry for the feeding and care of research animals; oversee and ensure safe operations of the vivarium for animal welfare and Select Agent management; lead a robust animal care team made up of animal health and animal care technicians, along with an Attending and a Clinical Veterinarian; assure compliance with all Federal, State and local animal welfare and Select Agent regulations in a BSL3-Ag containment facility, among other duties.

PIADC operates within the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate which is developing new and innovative approaches for diagnosing and developing countermeasures and treatments for animal diseases foreign to the US, including the emerging threat of African Swine Fever and Foot-and-Mouth disease.

Candidates must be US citizens, hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent degree accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and hold a valid State license to practice veterinary medicine.  Board certification or experience in lab animal medicine is highly desirable.

Interested candidates should submit resumes to Dr. Larry Barrett, Center Director, at Larry.Barrett@st.dhs.gov

DHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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

12/24/19

The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) at the University of Washington School of Medicine invites applications for a laboratory animal veterinarian and scientist in a full-time position as Assistant Professor without tenure due to source of funding.   This is a 12-month service period (July – June) position with an anticipated start date of February 1, 2020.  Responsibilities of this position will involve research (50%), and veterinary medical, regulatory, surgical, and teaching/scholarly activities (50%).  Participation in clinical care of all laboratory animal species, with weekend and holiday work is required. Responsibility for mentoring of veterinary residents in regulatory medicine is required.

Candidate should have demonstrated research knowledge and experience as shown by having past and current relevant research publications independent and/or collaborative grants relating to the area. A successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent research program including preparation of independent and collaborative grants and manuscripts, and teaching and mentoring of graduate students and fellows.  Candidate should also have experience as a laboratory animal veterinarian.  Candidate will oversee, guide and teach veterinary technicians and laboratory animal residents in the clinical, regulatory, and surgical care of a wide variety of laboratory animal species in both informal and didactic settings.

The DCM has a faculty of 45 primary, clinical, and affiliate veterinarians and scientists who have diverse training and expertise in laboratory animal biology and medicine, veterinary pathology, surgery, internal medicine, and aquatics. DCM faculty research interests are broad and include specific expertise in hematologic cancer, developmental immunology, inflammatory lung disease, innate immunity, inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer, comparative pathology, nutrition/metabolism, embryonic stem cell biology, and aging.  Additional information about the Department can be found at the following website: https://www.washington.edu/compmed/

Qualifications: 

Applicants must have a DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited institution and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the United States.  Three years of experience in laboratory animal medicine and board certification or eligibility in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is strongly preferred.  A PhD or advanced research training is also preferred.  Candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

HOW TO APPLY:

Letter of intent and CV should be addressed to Dr. Thea Brabb apply via Interfolio at this link: apply.interfolio.com/70013

Thea Brabb, DVM, PhD, DACLAM|
Professor and Chair
Department of Comparative Medicine

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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

Commitment to Diversity

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


Animal Program Director, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, Intramural Research Program

12/24/19

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for a Staff Scientist/Facility Head to serve as Animal Program Director (APD), Chief, Comparative Medicine Section within the NIA Intramural Research Program (IRP), located in Baltimore, MD.  The incumbent will report to the Scientific Director and will be responsible for an Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) accredited Animal Care and Use Program and for support of the animal research programs in the IRP, studying animal models of development and aging, and interventions to prevent or alleviate aging-related deficits. A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (or equivalent degree) with specialty training and experience in laboratory animal medicine is required.  Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is desired, and veterinarian licensing in the United States is required. Experience and additional training in veterinary pathology is a desirable competency.

Applicants must have a proven record of management of an animal research program and demonstrated experience with regulatory aspects of laboratory animal welfare.  The incumbent will be responsible for animal husbandry, veterinary care, breeding colony support, research technical support, assistance in writing Animal Study Protocols, education and guidance regarding animal use regulations, and safety policies.  Of paramount importance, the Animal Program Director assumes responsibility for maintaining certification by the AAALAC International.  The expertise and experience should include, but not be limited to interaction and cooperation with scientific staff in a manner that promotes and facilitates their scientific programs.  The APD is also responsible for ensuring that all animal care personnel demonstrate acceptable skill in assigned duties and performing techniques with the species of animal for which they are responsible.  The APD serves as the "Attending Veterinarian" for the purposes of Animal Welfare Act interpretations.

Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.  A full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life, and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.) is available.  All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct.  Additional information regarding the NIA IRP is available at the following website: www.irp.nia.nih.gov.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Jamie Hertzfelt, Intramural Program Specialist; Office of the Scientific Director; Vacancy #NIA-IRP-20-09; National Institute on Aging, Biomedical Research Center, 251 Bayview Boulevard, Suite 100, Room 04C232, Baltimore, MD 21224 or email: niairpjobs@mail.nih.gov.  Applications, including letters of recommendation, must reference Vacancy #NIA-IRP-20-09 for consideration.  The first round of reviews is expected to occur on or about January 27, 2020; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.


Assistant Director, Animal Welfare Division, American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, IL

12/24/19

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the national not-for-profit association established in 1863 & representing over 95,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services, is seeking an Assistant Director to join our Animal Welfare Division located in our headquarters office in Schaumburg, IL.  Structured to work for its members, AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.  Our mission is to lead the profession by advocating for our members and advancing the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health.

Reporting to the Division Director, the Assistant Director’s primary role is to assist the Director and other Division staff in implementing AVMA policies and objectives related to animal welfare. The Assistant Director provides scientific staff support to assigned governance entities that develop and recommend policy for the AVMA. They will work collaboratively with volunteer leadership and other staff to identify and research related issues of importance to the profession; and will also assist in developing and maintaining informational and educational materials and programs addressing animal welfare and humane endings for use by veterinarians, governmental agencies, other nongovernmental organizations, and the public. The incumbent should have experience working with stakeholders with varying perspectives; experience in laboratory animal medicine and research is a plus.  Approximately 15% travel.

To be successful in this role, you must be highly collaborative and passionate about AVMA’s mission and increasing member satisfaction and engagement.  Additional qualifications include:

  • Must hold a DVM/VMD or PhD with demonstrable technical and research competence.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and expertise in animal welfare and scientific inquiry.
  • Experience in the areas of humane endings and laboratory animal welfare strongly preferred.
  • Must be able to perform interdisciplinary literature searches and critically evaluate scientific studies (including appropriateness of study design and quality of data).
  • Must be able to synthesize information, and write clearly, logically, and persuasively on complex scientific subjects for scientific and non-scientific audiences.
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines with excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Must be able to effectively interact and communicate with members of the scientific and non-scientific communities.
  • Must be able to organize, plan, and manage group meetings and be skilled in facilitation of consensus among multiple perspectives.
  • Must be able to function well autonomously and as a team member.
  • Familiarity with basic computer software required (e.g., Microsoft Word, Web browsers and search engines, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Familiarity with statistical software preferred (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Stata, R).

The AVMA offers a flexible/supportive work environment & excellent benefits.  Deadline for application is 2/17/20.  Application must include cover letter, resume, recent publications & salary requirements.  Submit to: apply@avma.org

About the AVMA:

Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an office in Washington, D.C., the AVMA is structured to work for its members, and acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. The AVMA provides a number of benefits to its members, including information resources, state and federal advocacy, opportunities to address issues affecting policies that govern the profession and practice of veterinary medicine, continuing education opportunities, quality publications, and discounts on personal and professional products, programs and services. The work of the AVMA is carried out by a dedicated staff of over 160. The organization is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors and has a $40M+ annual operating budget.

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Veterinarian Fellow, Frederick National Laboratory, Frederick, MD

12/12/19

Job ID: req902
Facility: Frederick: Ft Detrick
Location: PO Box B, Frederick, MD 21702 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is dedicated to improving human health through discovery and innovation in the biomedical sciences, focusing on cancer, AIDS, and emerging infectious diseases.

Position Overview:

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION          

The Laboratory Animal Sciences Program (LASP) provides exceptional quality animal care and technical support services for animal research performed at the National Cancer Institute at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. LASP executes this mission by providing a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art technologies and services that are focused on the design, generation, characterization and application of genetically engineered and biological animal models of human disease, which are aimed at the development of targeted diagnostics and therapies. LASP contributes to advancing human health, developing new treatments, and improving existing treatments for cancer and other diseases while ensuring safe and humane treatment of animals.

LASP seeks to invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship program at the NCI-Frederick for Veterinarians desiring further experience and training in laboratory animal medicine and cancer research using animal models. The fellow will be embedded in the Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM) portion of LASP to be trained by a team of LASP veterinarians and scientists, with all aspects of research overseen by the senior (attending) veterinarian in LASP Frederick. The fellow will participate in a variety of services in LAM-Frederick and LAM-Bethesda, including animal breeding and health monitoring, receiving and quarantine, surgery and necropsy, ABSL1 and ABSL2 practices, gnotobiotics, small animal imaging, molecular pathology, animal modeling, rederivation and cryopreservation, and working with various regulatory oversight committees (Animal Care and Use Committee, Institutional Biosafety Committee and Quality Assurance). The fellow will gain experience in other regulatory functions like completing the OLAW annual report, OLAW assurance, USDA annual report and AAALAC site visits. The fellow will also gain experience working with species often used in laboratory animal sciences, including Mice, Rats, Xenopus, Zebrafish and Macaques. Fellow who complete the program will earn an FNLCR “certificate of training” and gain a better understanding of the principles and practices of laboratory animal medicine. This intensive training would also well-prepare the fellow for specialty boards exams (e.g. ACLAM). Dedicated time to study for the boards will be provided.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with daily health checks and treatment of sick animals.
  • Assist with surgical and technical procedure training
  • Assist with AALAS Certification Training
  • Support the Receiving and Quarantine Program
  • Assist with the protocol review process and updating standard operating procedures/policies.
  • Provide on call veterinary support during weekends and after hours.
  • Participate in monthly Institutional Animal Care and Use and Biosafety Committee meetings.
  • Participate in the monthly diagnostic meeting and refinement of the animal health monitoring program.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from a veterinary school accredited by the AVMA (e.g. D.V.M. or V.M.D.) or satisfactory completion of the foreign equivalency examination (passing grade) given by the AVMA. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency. 
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in the U.S.
  • 3+ years of relevant, full-time experience in laboratory animal medicine following receipt of a veterinary medical degree
  • Broad knowledge of laboratory animal health/medicine, veterinary treatments and procedures
  • Must function independently in an animal facility to identify and evaluate animal health issues, provide clinical diagnoses, therapeutics and post-procedural care for research animals
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of an ACLAM recognized training/residency program in laboratory animal medicine
  • Experience handling mice and non-human primates in a research setting, with technical skills in surgical procedures
  • Experience consulting with scientists regarding animal-based research and development of Animal Study Proposals (ASP)
  • Experience in veterinary diagnostics and clinical medicine
  • Excellent written and verbal skills

JOB HAZARDS OR REQUIREMENTS

  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to animal(s) and/or animal material(s)
  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations
  • This position is subject to atmospheric conditions that would require the usage of a respirator, requiring a medical clearance

Online application can be submitted at the following link:

https://leidosbiomed.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/requisition/902/application?c=leidosbiomed#1

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)


Associate Director, Veterinary Resources/Institute Veterinarian, Texas Biomedical Research Institute,San Antonio, TX

12/12/19

Saving Lives With the Power of Scientific Discovery.  We Make Today’s Discoveries Possible of Becoming Tomorrow’s Cures.

Under new leadership, Southwest National Primate Research Center and Texas Biomedical Research Institute located in San Antonio, Texas are seeking an Associate Director, Veterinary Resources/Institute Veterinarian to be responsible for ensuring appropriate veterinary care and regulatory compliance consistent with Standard Operating Procedures and in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act and The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing and effectively leading the veterinarian staff ensuring optimum animal care and superior staff performance.  Duties include managerial oversight of animal resources maintained by the SNPRC.  Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships while providing and ensuring veterinary care and regulatory compliance.  Ensuring full integration of veterinarian personnel at all levels to ensure optimum efficiency in processes and procedures.  Empowering colleagues to take responsibility for their job tasks and holding individuals accountable for fulfillment of job duties.  Fostering a spirit of teamwork and unity among veterinarians that allows for open dialogue and cohesiveness to resolve issues.  Creating a workplace culture that is consistent with the core values, mission and vision of the Institute.  Providing effective performance feedback through recognition and coaching techniques.  Maintaining transparent communication and ensuring that pertinent information is appropriately communicated at all levels.  Working closely with the SNPRC Director and the existing Associate Director of the Research Resources in preparing base grant renewal applications and progress reports, as well as grant applications for construction, renovation, and primate resource development.  Working with the Institutional Official and IACUC to ensure animal welfare at Texas Biomedical Research Institute.  This includes but is not limited to implementation of the preventative health program, disease surveillance and prevention, administering analgesics and anesthetics, participating in the DEA controlled substance program, surgical and post-surgical care of research animals, diagnosis and treatments of diseases.  (https://www.snprc.org).

Requirements for this position are: Candidates must possess a D.V.M./V.M.D. degree from AVMA accredited university, valid license to practice in the United States and USDA accreditation or be able to become USDA accredited. Requires ten or more years of primate clinical medicine experience. A minimum of five years of management experience required.  Preferred: Formal training and board certification in laboratory animal medicine. Preferred candidate is licensed in the state of Texas and able to obtain a DEA license. Proficient computer skills (Microsoft, Excel), technical writing skills, knowledge of review and development of study protocols, knowledge of regulatory requirements.

This is a full-time salaried (exempt) position. Texas Biomed business hours are Mondays through Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Texas Biomed is committed to a drug-free workplace.  Pre-employment drug screen is required.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, AD&D, and long-term disability insurances. Educational assistance program, paid holidays, vacation, sick/emergency leave, retirement plan.

Texas Biomedical Research Institute is one of the world's leading independent biomedical research institutions in lifestyle and infectious disease research. Texas Biomed’s research includes advances in the fight against infectious diseases impacting our communities around the world, including AIDS, TB, hepatitis, malaria, hemorrhagic fever viruses, parasitic infections and many other infectious diseases.  Additionally, the Institute studies co-morbidities of infection and vulnerable populations, such as the very young, the elderly, and those suffering from cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders.  Each year, Texas Biomed scientists are engaged in more than 200 research projects and publish well over 100 articles in international scientific literature.

Texas Biomed partners with hundreds of researchers and institutions around the world to further infectious disease research.  Texas Biomed is a member of the Southwest Research Consortium and works in partnership with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the Southwest Research Institute, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Trinity University, San Antonio.  Furthermore, it is a member of the Association of Independent Research Institute (AIRI), a nationwide association of independent, not-for-profit research institutes conducting peer-reviewed applied research in biomedical and behavioral sciences.

Since its founding in 1941, the Texas Biomedical Research Institute has gained worldwide recognition in scientific and academic communities for utilizing innovative thinking, creative problem solving, and cutting-edge technologies to advance global human health.

Apply online athttps://txbiomed.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home?c=txbiomed. A completed application packet is a requirement for all positions. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status

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Assistant Veterinary Specialist, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

12/12/19

The University of Arizona’s University Animal Care is seeking an Assistant Veterinary Specialist. This is a Continuing-Eligible position at the Assistant Veterinary Specialist rank. The incumbent reports to the Director and participates in the preventive health care and clinical veterinary medicine programs for vertebrate laboratory animals, with emphasis on rodent and large animal (pig, sheep, NHP) models, anesthesia, analgesia, and surgical support. The incumbent also: participates in training related to animal care and use; oversees assigned animal facilities; consults with investigators on animal model selection, anesthetic/analgesic regimens, and IACUC protocol development; performs primary or veterinary review of IACUC protocols; provides UAC representation on University committee(s) relevant to the animal care and use program; and participates in departmental management decisions, university service, teaching and research.

University Animal Care (UAC) manages multiple centralized animal facilities at the University of Arizona and oversees the campus wide animal care and use program. UAC provides assistance to scientists, physicians, staff, and students who have received Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval to perform research, testing, or educational studies on animal subjects. UAC ensures humane and appropriate animal care and use by providing for the animals’ daily needs, veterinary care, and monitoring the use of the animals by principal investigators, technical personnel, and students.

With more than $687 million in research and development dollars from federal, state, and private sources. The University of Arizona currently ranks #1 in astronomy and astrophysics research and #22 overall in research funding among U.S. public institutions. With world class faculty in fields as diverse as astronomy and space exploration, plant science, biomedical science and biotechnology, anthropology, Native peoples, business, law, philosophy, music, and dance, the UA is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities. The University’s main campus is situated in the heart of Tucson, a city of over 1 million people surrounded by mountains and the high Sonoran Desert, boasting a distinctive southwestern feel with more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

The UA today has over 45,000 students, and nearly 15,600 employees and is home to two medical schools. The main campus encompasses more than 350 acres in a park-like setting nationally recognized as an arboretum due to the diverse collection of arid-lands species from throughout the world. The University of Arizona offers a broad range of educational programs and support services that attract an excellent and diverse student body. The University of Arizona has earned the designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution from the U.S. Department of Education for our success in the enrollment of Hispanic students, and is one of an elite few that is also an AAU and Research 1 university.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please see: whyua.arizona.edu/

To apply, complete the application at: www.uacareers.com,  search posting number:  F22191


Veterinary Medical Officer (Laboratory Animal Medicine), Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Jefferson, AR

12/12/19

Job Announcement Number: FDA-NCTR-20-DH-10671161PW

OPEN PERIOD:  12/11/2019 – 01/10/2020

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/553534900

This position has been reopened as we have not found the right candidate for our open position.

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

This position is located in the Food and Drug Administration, National Center for Toxicology Research, Office of Scientific Coordination, in Jefferson, AR.   Jefferson, AR is located 35 minutes from downtown Little Rock.  There is an abundance of outdoor, cultural and family friendly activities across the state.  Arkansas, the Natural State, is known for its gardening, lakes, parks, hiking, fishing, boating and hunting. Arkansas boasts a low cost of living.

The successful candidate will serve as a Veterinary Medical Officer with responsibility for providing veterinary medical and surgical care to laboratory animals including diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease states. This position will be the primary clinical veterinarian for the non-human primate area and will work closely with the investigators, the contract behaviorist and contract animal care staff.  Additional duties include provision of veterinary medical services and advice/training on all animal matters to the research community, participation in emergency call duty, and participating in the management of environmental enrichment, preventive medicine, husbandry, nutrition, and breeding programs for a wide variety of animal species including old world non-human primates, rodents, and zebrafish. The employee must demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the care and use of animals in toxicological research.

Basic Requirements:

  • DVM, VMD; licensed to practice in the US or equivalent required.
  • Training and experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine. Board certified by ACLAM preferred.
  • Must possess a clear understanding of regulations guidance (e.g. OLAW, USDA, GLP) and AAALAC accreditation standards related to the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing
  • Specialized experience providing veterinary medical care and surgical support to several species of laboratory animals including primarily old world non-human primates, and secondarily rodents, and zebrafish.
  • Ability to support and train investigators and staff on animal welfare, surgery and anesthesia.
  • Experience applying animal welfare laws and regulations as well as participating in site visits and serving on animal care and use committees.
  • Positive written and verbal communications skills.
  • Interpersonal skills that promote an interactive, quality, service-oriented atmosphere and team-work approach in working with scientists, research staff, contract animal care staff, contractors, and IACUC.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section at USAJOBS.GOV.  Please ensure sufficient details are present to demonstrate the applicant meets the requirements and specialized skills listed in the ad.  The posting can be accessed here:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/553534900

**Please Note: To be successful applying for government positions, the more details present in your application the better.  Keywords and details supporting experience and knowledge required in the Job Opening announcement must be found in your application and documentation or the hiring manager will not receive your submission.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 01/10/2020 to receive consideration.


Veterinary Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Medicine and Division of Laboratory Animal Resources, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC

12/9/19

Job Summary: Clinical responsibilities will focus on working in providing clinical service for investigators using animals in facilities managed by the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

Main Responsibilities: Serve as a primary clinical veterinarian for laboratory animals at MUSC including providing postoperative care within the Surgical Research Laboratories managed by DLAR. Rotate being on call for after hour service at night, on week-ends and on holidays with the other veterinarians in Comparative Medicine.

Requirements:

  • V.M. or V.M.D. Degree from a college/school of veterinary medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Will be expected to become licensed in the State of SC, board certified in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Develop collaborative and/or independent research funding.
  • Ability to manage a team of Veterinary Technician staff.
  • Experience in laboratory animal medicine.
  • Provide weekend and holiday veterinary on-call coverage on a rotational basis with other members of the veterinary staff.
  • Knowledge of care for germ-free, transgenic mice, etc. is desirable.
  • In-depth knowledge of Federal Animal Welfare Regulations, AAALAC standards, and other relevant laws, policies, and guidelines for humane animal care and use in a research setting.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test, complete background check, and Medical University Employee Health Clearance for hire.

Our Culture: The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

Job no: 518397

To apply, please visit http://careers.pageuppeople.com/756/cw/en-us/job/518397/univ-veterinary-assistant-professor-dlar


Research Veterinarian, RxGen, Inc., St. Kitts, West Indies

12/3/19

Organization:  RxGen is a translational research company developing and commercializing a scientific platform designed to facilitate rapid and cost-effective clinical translation.  RxGen engages with leading organizations around the globe to address the significant unmet need for more clinically relevant disease modeling, including academic institutions, venture-back start-ups, and a wide range of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.  Our goal is to provide clients with the most robust possible preclinical understanding of the efficacy and safety of novel therapies, medical devices, and delivery technologies.  RxGen is committed to achieving meaningful advances in human health through scientific innovation and humane, responsible primate research.  Our team and work environment have been assembled and developed to help achieve these goals, while maintaining utmost respect for animal welfare, our employees and the continued success of our clients and collaborators.

Job Description:  We are hiring a DVM trained clinician/scientist to support veterinary care, physiologic evaluations and surgical and non-surgical procedures associated with the company’s sponsored preclinical study execution and internal research and development activities.  The position requires clinical experience with nonhuman primates, proficiency in qualitative and quantitative clinical evaluations and comfort and competency with surgical techniques and the acquisition of new procedural skills.   A commitment and aptitude are required for gaining fluency and expertise with the language, literature, study design, objectives and methodologies of preclinical research related to evaluating the efficacy, pharmacology and safety of new therapeutics, medical devices, and drug delivery technologies, and applying that knowledge to the conduct of preclinical studies.  An important component of veterinary responsibilities and participating in preclinical study execution would include maintaining a veterinary care program compliant with all international standards (e.g. OLAW and AAALAC) and facility standard operating procedures (SOPs), and remaining aware and responsive to regulatory changes and actively involved in the update, improvement and application of facility SOPs.  Proficiency with best veterinary practices and familiarity with related scientific and clinical fields is critical for both effective animal care and direct participation in data collection and interpretation, as well as management and oversight of project team members who may be delegated specific technical and animal care responsibilities. Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining and advancing the facility veterinary program and health and welfare of the facility colony, including proper procurement and study recruitment, preventative medicine, veterinary care, health record maintenance, husbandry, health surveillance, and use of in vivo models in biomedical research.
  • Leading the design, execution and analysis of select in vivo translational research studies, and generation of associated protocols and reports, for both internal R&D and sponsor-funded projects / programs.
  • Participating in the management of dedicated research and animal care teams.
  • Coordinating team training and ensuring competency in surgical models, animal care, and relevant technical and veterinary fields.
  • Identifying technical skills and equipment needed to support the spectrum of preclinical studies performed.
  • Overseeing data generation and maintenance of protocol-specified study support materials such as datasheets, data entry spreadsheets, and protocol specific SOPs.
  • Developing new research methodologies and test systems, and optimization of existing systems.
  • Contributing to the maintenance of facility SOPs and maintaining in-depth knowledge thereof.
  • Contributing to the maintenance of facility good laboratory practices (GLPs) and AAALAC credentials.
  • Performing quality control of study data, research sample and animal medical records.
  • Engaging in on-site and off-site client, inspector and vendor interactions.
  • Writing clinical and scientific manuscripts and generating meeting presentations.
  • Presenting company veterinary care and research capabilities and study outcomes at relevant scientific meetings.
  • Supervising critical components of pre-study procedures including, but not limited to assuring subject recruitment criteria for surgery enrollment are defined and met, and a perioperative and post-operative animal care plan is defined and implemented.
  • Conducting protocol specified surgical and non-surgical invasive procedures and acquiring and applying associated new procedural and clinical management skills.
  • Reporting on pre-operative preparations and surgical and post-surgical outcomes to Study Directors.
  • Compiling and rendering surgery records, post-operative outcomes and necropsy reports relevant to surgical models into formats that can be shared with company scientists and study sponsors.
  • Remaining informed of, and responsive to, regulatory changes, and actively contributing to revising facility SOPs to align with regulatory guidance.
  • Driving operational effectiveness and the definition and fulfillment of company’s mission through active participation in company meetings and communications.
  • Contributing to the surgical/procedural and post-procedural care components of IACUC protocols, amendments and renewals, as required to support confirmed and projected study activities.
  • Contributing to pre-audit preparation, execution and follow up activities associated with compliance audits of animal care program practices.

Education/Experience Requirements

  • DVM degree, preferably with 3 or more years of clinical experience in an academic or industry setting
  • Laboratory experience working with in vivo models, preferably including primate translational models
  • Board certified by ACLAM or ECLAM considered a plus

Additional Requirements of Successful Candidate

  • Established professional competency in veterinary medicine
  • Track record of academic and/or industry achievement and professional development
  • Publication record and demonstrated experience presenting clinical findings and scientific data
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to the unique challenges of a fast-paced research environment
  • Experience working in a protocol driven environment on in vivo models
  • Experience working with and under IACUC oversight in AAALAC-accredited facilities
  • Experience working in a GLP environment and contributing to SOP maintenance
  • Must have exceptional interpersonal, communication and presentation skills and comfort interacting with technical staff, Study Directors, sponsors and veterinary and scientific consultants
  • Ability to live in St. Kitts and travel internationally to maintain professional development and outreach
  • Experience supervising veterinarians, scientist or technicians, and proven team management skills
  • Candidates with veterinary experience in two or more of the following areas preferred: nonhuman primates, ophthalmology, immunology, neurodegeneration, metabolic disease, cardiovascular disease, surgery

Send applications to:
Matthew Lawrence - mlawrence@rx-gen.com
Ben Culp - bculp@rx-gen.com


Assistant Professor, Clinical Veterinarian, Department of Comparative Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

12/3/19

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 residents, veterinary technicians, veterinary pathologist, and biomedical researchers. Responsibilities include: (1) providing health care for the department’s rodent barrier facilities and professional services to research personnel in a multi-species AAALAC-accredited laboratory animal program; (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/. The campus location is the College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of 3 references.

To be considered for this position, all applicants need to apply online at https://apptrkr.com/1720610


Clinical Veterinarian, The Ohio State University, Office of the Attending Veterinarian (OAV), Columbus, OH

11/21/19

The Ohio State University, Office of the Attending Veterinarian (OAV) within the Office of Research, and the College of Veterinary Medicine are seeking to hire a full-time veterinarian for a clinical track faculty position with primary clinical responsibility for a variety of species including rodents, swine, rabbits and various exotics used in biomedical research and teaching.  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 six other veterinarians in the OAV, and will have responsibility for supporting the Rodent Medicine and Surgery program 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). 

In addition, the position provides clinical care and outreach to investigators and research staff, clinical support for a wide variety of species, serves as a liaison to animal care, research, and IACUC staff, and participates in the veterinary curriculum to include teaching in the professional program and graduate education of the College of Veterinary Medicine. 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 a strong background in rodent medicine and surgery.  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 rodent 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 6, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae, including the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three pertinent references to ularinfo@osu.edu or mail 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 Veterinarian, National Cancer Institute/Leidos Biomedical Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

11/21/19

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION          

The Frederick National Laboratory is dedicated to improving human health through discovery and innovation in the biomedical sciences, focusing on cancer, AIDS, and emerging infectious diseases.  The Laboratory Animal Sciences Program (LASP) provides exceptional quality animal care and technical support services for animal research performed at the National Cancer Institute at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and National Institutes of Health. LASP executes this mission by providing a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art technologies and services that are focused on the design, generation, characterization and application of genetically engineered and biological animal models of human disease, which are aimed at the development of targeted diagnostics and therapies. LASP contributes to advancing human health, developing new treatments, and improving existing treatments for cancer and other diseases while ensuring safe and humane treatment of animals.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The Veterinarian Manager will be responsible for:

  • Providing veterinary diagnostic, surgical and treatment services for research animals including mice, aquatics, and nonhuman primates
  • Working as part of a multi-faceted team to review and implement guidelines and administer procedures to ensure full compliance with all applicable regulations, policies and standards required to maintain AAALAC accreditation of the animal care and use program
  • Resolving issues pertaining to laboratory animal husbandry, health and welfare
  • Providing support for the NCI-Bethesda Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Performing a variety of both invasive and noninvasive surgical procedures in rodents and nonhuman primates
  • Assisting with training programs for animal caretakers, technicians and research staff who utilize research animals
  • Reviewing and implementing standard operating procedures governing research animals including rodents, aquatics, and nonhuman primates
  • Providing consultative services to scientific and technical personnel pertaining to the selection and use of animal models
  • Assisting in development, design or evaluation of animal research protocols and animal holding facilities and performing in-depth evaluation of the relationships of animal disease to research programs
  • Participating in the weekend/holiday on-call rotation with other veterinarians for all species which presently includes non-human primates, rodents, and aquatics
  • Work may involve the use of potentially hazardous materials or may be located in areas where such materials are used. Work may require the use of personal protective equipment and adherence to strict safety protocols.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from a veterinary school accredited by the AVMA (e.g. D.V.M. or V.M.D.) or satisfactory completion of the foreign equivalency examination (passing grade) given by the AVMA.  Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency. 
  • Completion of ACLAM-recognized formal residency program in laboratory animal medicine or a minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in the field of laboratory animal medicine
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in the U.S.  and ability to obtain Maryland licensure
  • Must be able to function independently in an animal research facility environment, and in support of investigators engaged in animal research
  • Independently identify and evaluate animal health issues, provide clinical diagnoses, therapeutics and post-procedural care for research animals
  • Identification of regulatory/compliance issues and the ability to work with the IACUC and veterinary staff to resolve issues
  • Possess a detailed comprehension of regulatory requirements and AAALAC standards
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with rodent surgical models used in cancer research.
  • Experience with surgical procedures in nonhuman primates 
  • Experience in training personnel including investigators and technicians.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the demonstrated ability to interact effectively with others.
  • ACLAM Board Certification
  • USDA Accreditation

To apply today, please visit https://leidosbiomed.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=4&c=leidosbiomed&id=867

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)


Director of Animal Welfare and Compliance, Taconic, Germantown, NY

11/14/19

WE’RE HIRING!

Now accepting applications for the position of Director Animal Welfare and Compliance

Are you looking to take the next step in your veterinary science career? Taconic Biosciences is looking for an expert in animal welfare and compliance to join our skilled team in Germantown, NY. Working for Taconic means making a difference in the world of healthcare and providing real opportunities for diseases to be cured. Don't miss this opportunity to join our amazing team!! The Director of Animal Welfare and Compliance will be responsible for ensuring animal regulatory compliance at national, state, and local levels at all Taconic US sites, and along with the IACUC Chair, drives continuous improvement and efficiency of IACUC functions.

Duties of the Director of Animal Welfare and Compliance include the following: 

  • Refining clinical program, along with other veterinary staff, to one of clinical excellence, with proactive prevention and mitigation of animal welfare and quality issues.
  • Supervises and directs veterinary nurse staff at Germantown, NY (GT) site on responses to clinical data.
  • Refines training provided by Veterinary Sciences (VS) to animal care staff, as well as developing and implementing training for other areas of the organization with regards to animal welfare.
  • Focuses clinical investigations into customer complaints or internal issues impacting animal quality to define a root case and deliver effective corrective action plans.
  • The clinical program includes data driven management of adverse phenotypes and other issues of animal welfare that impact our customers or production capabilities. The Director analyzes data to make decisions for action to increase quality and the welfare of the animals.
  • Serves as subject matter expert for investigations of customer complaints regarding animal welfare or quality.
  • Ensures US regulatory compliance via maintenance of all necessary documentation and communication associated with PHS Assurance, OLAW, NYS DOH Animal Use and Controlled Substance registration, and DEA Controlled Substances.
  • Contributes to completion of the US AAALAC accreditation Program Descriptions.
  • Assures effective and efficient IACUC function, and along with the IACUC chair, establishes and/or refines process to be scalable to meet customer and future business demand. Supervises IACUC Coordinator.
  • Interacts cross functionally to elevate animal welfare considerations in our production of the highest quality of animals for our customers. This includes direct interaction with Health
  • Diagnostics to identify solutions to complex health testing requirements.
  • Collaborates with Sales to identify customer expectations and with Product Management to produce appropriate models in the most humane and efficient way possible.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on laboratory animal medicine, facility design and regulatory requirements to colleagues within and outside Taconic.
  • Prepares and submits scientific/clinical manuscripts for use on our Taconic website, internal and external communications including peerreviewed publication.
  • Actively develops relationships with veterinarians and animal welfare officers at Taconic customer sites to support our value proposition of customer intimacy.

Requirements:

  • Ideal candidates will have a Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) or a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) with specialized and advanced training and certification/boarding by an Independent Board of Examiners. 5-10 years of relevant experience/training.
  • Working knowledge of US animal regulatory requirements required.
  • Travel will be part of this role. Travel will be to all Taconic sites, several times per year, as well as to strategic partners and future developing sites globally.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan, generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more!

If you are looking for a rewarding career and the opportunity to grow, apply today!

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

APPLY ONLINE TODAY!

Position: Director Animal Welfare & Compliance www.Taconic.com/careers, KEYWORD: IRC34390

To hear more about this role and how a career at Taconic can matchyour needs, call our Talent Acquisition team at 518-697-3865!


Fellowship Training in Laboratory Animal Medicine, Focus Nonhuman Primate Medicine, The Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

10/18/19

EMORY UNIVERSITY AND ATLANTA

Emory University is a private institution in the metropolitan Atlanta area. The campus stands on 631 wooded acres 6 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta and is part of a community of institutions committed to education and biomedical research that includes the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, The University of Georgia, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information, visit http://www.emory.edu/home/index.html

YERKES NATIONAL PRIMATE RESEARCH CENTER

The Yerkes National Primate Research Center (YNPRC) paved the way for what has become the National Institutes of Health-funded National Primate Research Center (NPRC) program. The YNPRC is a major biomedical research institution that is rapidly expanding with its main facilities at Emory University and 117-acre Field Station in Lawrenceville. For more than eight decades, the Yerkes Research Center has been dedicated to conducting essential basic science and translational research to advance scientific understanding and to improve human health and well-being. Today, the Yerkes Research Center is one of only seven NPRCs. Our vision is people across generations and the world living longer, healthier lives. In partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and others, the NPRCs conduct and enable studies that make breakthrough discoveries of causes, preventions, treatments and cures possible. The center, which has more than 3,000 nonhuman primates (rhesus macaques, sooty mangabeys, squirrel monkeys, cynomolgus monkeys and chimpanzees) and approximately 7,500 rodents (mice, voles and rats), is a part of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) of Emory University.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Yerkes National Primate Center, Division of Animal Resources Veterinary Fellowship is designed to allow veterinarians, having completed a laboratory animal residency training program or with equivalent laboratory animal experience, the opportunity to experience the multifaceted field of Laboratory Animal Medicine as specifically relating to nonhuman primates.  In addition, the fellow can expect to learn the particular needs, regulations and guidelines associated with the use of non-human primates in a diverse array of disciplines including immunology, infectious diseases, neuroscience, transplant medicine, imaging, psychobiology and other areas of research.  Laboratory Animal Medicine is a board-certified discipline that combines clinical medicine, preventative medicine, pathology, recognition/development of animal models, regulatory oversight, and collaborative/independent biomedical research.

Twelve veterinarians supervise the experience, and the fellow will work closely with veterinary residents and veterinary technicians to gain a working knowledge and appreciation of the specialty of nonhuman primate medicine. The fellow will spend a minimum of six months either at the Main Research Center on the Emory University campus or at the Yerkes Field Station located approximately 30 miles from the main campus. The variety of species includes, but not limited to macaques, mangabeys, squirrel monkeys, and chimpanzees.  The Field Station is a breeding and behavioral research facility composed mainly of outdoor compounds and large corals of group housed rhesus macaques. Each day routine will vary but will include clinical rounds and observations of the animals, managing clinical problems and follow-up of those cases under the supervision of the clinicians. Participation in different types of surgeries and different imaging sessions (MRI, PET), participation in anesthesia monitoring and post-operative care as well as different experimental procedures requested by investigators such as bleeding, bronchoscopy, rectal and lymph nodes biopsies, CSF taps, i.v. infusions, etc., will also be part of the daily training.  You will also have the opportunity to get involved in necropsy and histopathology of interesting select clinical cases.  Finally, you will participate in a range of IACUC activities such as the review of research protocol and attendance to the IACUC meetings to better understand the process involved in reviewing animal research proposals.   

APPLYING FOR THE FELLOWSHIP

Applications for the nonhuman primate medicine fellowship is due by December first. The start date is January 6th 2020 or earlier. This position is for six months up to 7 months if the candidate starts before January 6th. For additional information about this fellowship at the Yerkes National Primate Center, please contact Dr. Denyse Levesque at dlevesq@emory.edu   Applicants to this program must submit packages on or before 11/15/2019 to ensure ample time for interviews. Those wishing to apply should send a cover letter and CV to dlevesq@emory.edu  


Assistant Director, Veterinarian - Division of Animal Resources (DAR), Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

10/18/19

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an Assistant Director, Veterinarian (90%) to provide support in the daily operation of the veterinary care program and the facility management of laboratory animal facilities maintained in the DAR and as a Clinical Track Assistant Professor (10%) to assist in the delivery of the professional veterinary curriculum in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) For more information on DAR, please visit http://research.illinois.edu/regulatory-compliance-safety/dar and for more information on CVM, please visit http://vetmed.illinois.edu.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Assistant Director (DAR/OVCR) 90%: Provide clinical and preventive care of research animals, including emergency care (weekend, after hours, and holidays). Consult with faculty, researchers and research staff on veterinary care, animal-related issues and regulatory issues. Provide technical support and teaching to researchers and their laboratory staff. Manage animal care facilities, equipment and other required resources to provide animal care and research support. Provide veterinarian oversight of satellite facilities. Serve on the IACUC as required, participate in protocol review, semiannual inspections, program reviews, policy revisions and post approval monitoring.  Review biosafety protocols and participate in biosafety audits. Supervise veterinary technicians and animal facility supervisors. Provide indirect supervision of additional animal care staff (civil service). Assess staffing needs, conduct performance reviews, mentor and assign tasks, discipline employees, participate in interview processes. Develop and implement comprehensive intramural training/educational programs for faculty, staff and students utilizing animals in research, teaching and/or testing. Assist with the development and implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for laboratory animal facilities and in the development of animal care policy and procedure to meet program objectives. Teach veterinary students during formal class sessions and/or supervised rotations within the department. Provide administrative support to the Associate Director(s) and Director. Serve in the absence of the DAR Director and/or Associate Director, DVM. Serve on campus or external committees as required.

Specialized Faculty (VCM) 10%: for a non-tenured Clinical Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will actively participate in professional veterinary curriculum within VCM. In cooperation with faculty and staff of VCM, will focus on teaching, clinical service, and scholarship. Work in concert with VCM faculty to deliver a consistent and meaningful experience for the laboratory animal medicine rotation students. Will be expected to maintain knowledge, expertise and clinical skills that are appropriate for clinician in relevant field.

Qualifications:

Required: Minimum DVM or equivalent from an AVMA accredited veterinary school. Minimum of two years clinical experience. Completion of an ACLAM recognized training program in laboratory animal medicine or equivalent experience. Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state and ability to obtain an Illinois license within 6 months of hire. USDA accreditation or ability to acquire accreditation within a year of hire. Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws relating to the use of animals in research and teaching. Ability to foster constructive relationship with administrators, faculty, staff, students and other constituencies. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively and productively work both as a team member/leader and independently. Demonstrated ability to perform efficiently with a professional demeanor in a fast-paced work environment with multiple and changing priorities and tasks. Good organizational skills.

Proposed start date: Negotiable.   Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Appointment Status:  Regular 90% academic professional appointment, 10% non-tenure track specialized faculty / 12 month service basis.  Benefit eligible position.

For full consideration applications must be received by December 11, 2019. To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload a letter of which details qualifications noted above, CV and the names and contact information of three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

For further information about this specific position, contact Dr. Sarah Allison at allison3@illinois.edu.  For all other inquiries, please contact Leslie Lewin Reinhart, Human Resources, lewin@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visithttp://go.illinois.edu/EEO.


Clinical Veterinarian (PVL 96365), Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC), Madison, WI

10/18/19

How to Apply:

To apply online, please go to: https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/503163/clinical-veterinarian

Position:

WNPRC Veterinary Services activities are primarily divided into two areas of emphasis: Clinical Care and Protocol Implementation. Veterinary Services provides the medical and technical coverage to meet the ever-expanding needs of the animals and researchers at the Primate Center, and the UW. The WNPRC houses nonhuman primates across three locations: the central location in the heart of the UW campus in downtown Madison, the WIMR facility located near the UW Hospital, and the Blue Mounds Quarantine (BMQ) facility located 30 minutes southwest of Madison.

The successful candidate will work with a team of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal care staff, and diverse research units. WNPRC veterinarians are responsible for providing daily medical care to nonhuman primates used in biomedical research. Duties include but are not limited to:

60% - Perform daily health observations on nonhuman primate colony, conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat injury and disease, perform dental care, institute preventative health programs, perform or assist in clinical or research surgeries, and implement post-operative care, and thoroughly document as required.
30% - Provide research support by assisting with review and amendment of protocols, ensure compliance of approved protocols, support and perform experimental procedures and diagnostic tests.
10% - Mentor and supervise junior staff, including conducting performance reviews.

In addition, opportunities exist for further training and participation in specific areas of research support based on experience or individual interest, including but not limited to: reproductive research, infectious disease, aging, and diagnostic imaging.

Requirements:

Degree and Area of Specialization – D.V.M. or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine, or successful completion of ECFVG program.

License/Certification – Must be eligible for Veterinary licensure and accreditation in the State of Wisconsin. ACLAM board eligibility also preferred, but not required.

At least one year of experience as a Veterinarian strongly preferred. Prior experience with nonhuman primates in a research setting will be considered in lieu of post-graduate veterinary experience for appointment at Assistant-level. Two years of experience with nonhuman primates in a laboratory setting required for appointment at the Associate-level. Advanced surgical skills and previous supervisory experience also strongly preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.

Please refer to full posting at https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/503163/clinical-veterinarian for additional information.

Employer Information:

The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) is one of seven federally supported National Primate Research Centers and the only one in the Midwest. The WNPRC is part of the University of Wisconsin System at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The UW-Madison boasts an extremely competitive, comprehensive benefits package, including: an employer-matched retirement program, affordable health, dental and vision insurance, paid sick leave and vacation time starting on your first day, and more!


Research/Clinical Veterinarian, Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA

10/12/19

The Research/Clinical Veterinarian will be a key member of DCM leadership, managing the animal health care and clinical services within the MIT and Whitehead animal facilities. Will conduct independent and/or collaborative research and mentor postdoctoral trainees.

  • Participate in collaborative or independent research focusing on the utilization of novel genome editing techniques in common marmosets for the generation of animal models.
  • Oversee the operation of the marmoset colony including provision of clinical care, management of breeding operations, and implementation of the preventative health care program.
  • Train postdoctoral fellows, veterinary technicians, research technicians, and other research staff on humane handling, clinical procedures, and research techniques employed in the care and research utilization of common marmosets.
  • Assist with the provision of clinical care to other laboratory animal species.
  • Participate in the mentorship, education, and training of Division postdoctoral fellows and summer fellows in comparative medicine.  
  • In conjunction with the Chief of Surgical Resources and Chief of Primate Resources, monitor the operation of the animal facilities, ensure that SOP’s are being followed, ensure that researchers are supported adequately and are following DCM guidelines, and contribute to the continuing education program for the Division's animal technicians.
  • Communicate with MIT staff and faculty regarding animal health and welfare issues and animal model development.
  • Directly supervise postdoctoral fellows, research technicians, and veterinary technicians.

Interested candidates should apply online at https://hr.mit.edu/careers


Veternary Medicine Branch Chief, Division of Veteirnary Resources, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Research Services, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda/Poolsville, MD

10/12/19

Join us on the edge of discovery as the Chief of the Veterinary Medicine Branch (VMB), Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR). The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s largest medical research facility, has a challenging position available that requires leadership and expertise in laboratory animal medicine. The VMB: (1) provides medical care to research animals and technical support to Investigators utilizing animals; (2) consults and collaborates with the intramural community and their veterinary staff on the veterinary aspects of protocol design; (3) provides oversight of animal imports into NIH facilities while maintaining biosecurity of existing colonies; (4) provides a pharmacy for the NIH laboratory animal community; and (5) manages and maintains a centralized surgical, intensive care and diagnostic imaging service for NIH intramural animal protocols.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the VMB in DVR-managed facilities on the Bethesda and Poolesville campuses by planning, managing and coordinating VMB resources and clinical/technical programs to ensure high quality veterinary care, research support, regulatory compliance, and AAALAC accreditation.  Oversight of the VMB includes work with scientific investigators, veterinarians, veterinary and research support technicians, other DVR team members, and administrators.  The VMB Chief must possess leadership skills to guide a large team and program to effectively support the NIH intramural research mission.  The VMB Chief works with and reports to the DVR Director to ensure the success of the mission of DVR: “…to contribute to the advancement of NIH biomedical research mission by providing excellence in animal care and specialized research services to the support the NIH intramural research mission.  DVR is a centrally managed AAALAC accredited program that is responsive, efficient, and accountable to the NIH researchers’ needs.”

Qualifications for the VMB Chief include a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education.  Graduates of veterinary schools not AVMA accredited must have Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates certification. Candidates must be Diplomates of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.  Candidates must also have experience as a supervisor / leader of at least one component of a laboratory animal medicine program.

A base salary of up to $166,500 plus additional incentives could be offered including, recruitment bonus, payment of relocation expenses, and/or student loan repayment, all of which are dependent on candidate’s qualifications and experience. A full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave, and savings plan (401(k) equivalent).  Appointments for this position are made as Staff Scientist and are open to all sources. The duty stations for this position are Bethesda and Poolesville, Maryland.  Applications must be received by October 30, 2019.

Interested candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae (CV), bibliography, and the names and addresses of three references.

Curret CV, Bibliography and References may be emailed to Dr. Jill Ascher, DVR Director at oddvrdir@mail.nih.gov

DHHS/NIH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Clinical Veterinarian, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ridgefield, CT

10/3/19

This position is responsible for performing duties related to the veterinary care of various laboratory animals; managing preventive medicine programs including rodent health monitoring, vendor surveillance, and quarantine programs, and assisting in leadership support to the animal care and use program.

The incumbent must have strong clinical and diagnostic skills, experience in surgery and postoperative care in various laboratory animal species, experience with rodent health monitoring systems, experience with interpreting digital radiographic images, using ultrasound unit, experience in interpreting data to support animal health including health records and physiological blood data values, and experience with laboratory animal enrichment and behavioral management. This job is vital to ensuring the company's compliance with regulatory requirements of USDA, FDA, AAALAC standards, and other applicable guidelines in the oversight and support of an exceptional animal care program.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identifies gaps and develops and implements animal care and use guidelines. Assumes delegated responsibility of Attending Veterinarian during absence of Attending Veterinarian.
  • Conducts procedures and documents performance of effective veterinary preventive medicine program for animal colony.
  • Proactively provides uninterrupted veterinary medical and surgical support functions to AAALAC standards; responds to IACUC concerns in a timely and professional manner. Complies with all applicable regulations; Ensures that work performed in area of responsibility is conducted in a safe and compliant manner; Maintains proper records in accordance with SOPs and policies.
  • Functions as a resource and technical leader to the IACUC , principal investigators and study directors, provides training for animal users.
  • Conducts audits of vendors of animals and animal related supplies/services.
  • Keeps abreast of relevant literature and high level knowledge of laboratory animal medicine and science. Mentors and supervises junior staff. Provides veterinary medical and surgical care to laboratory animals. Ensures regulatory compliance with pertinent USDA, AAALAC, FDA, state, and local legislation and company policies, guidelines, and SOPs. 
  • Demonstrates broad knowledge and experience in laboratory animal medicine, including knowledge of regulations and standards for use of animals in a research and toxicology setting.

Requirements:

  • D.V.M. or V.M.D. Degree from a college/school of veterinary medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association or has a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Association's Education Commission for Foreign Graduates (ECFVG).
  • 3 years experience in laboratory animal medicine or completion of a training program in laboratory animal medicine with eligibility for ACLAM board certification. ACLAM board certification is desirable.
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state, with the ability to obtain a CT license within 8 months of hire.
  • USDA accreditation (or ability to acquire accreditation) within 8 months of hire.
  • Provide weekend and holiday veterinary on-call coverage on a rotational basis with other members of the veterinary staff.
  • Clinical proficiency with non-human primates is preferred.
  • Knowledge of care for germ-free, immunodeficit, transgenic mice, etc. is desirable.
  • In-depth knowledge of Federal Animal Welfare Regulations, AAALAC standards, GLPs, and other relevant laws, policies, and guidelines for humane animal care and use in a research setting.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Our Culture:

Boehringer Ingelheim is a different kind of pharmaceutical company, a privately held company with the ability to have an innovative and long term view.  Our focus is on scientific discoveries that improve patients' lives and we equate success as a pharmaceutical company with the steady introduction of truly innovative medicines.  Boehringer Ingelheim is the largest privately held pharmaceutical corporation in the world and ranks among the world's 20 leading pharmaceutical corporations.  At Boehringer Ingelheim, we are committed to delivering value through innovation.  Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry.  Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce - Minority/Female/Protected Veteran/Person with a Disability.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment verifications and drug screenings.

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Link to Apply:

https://tas-boehringer.taleo.net/careersection/global+template+career+section+28external29/jobdetail.ftl?job=1911182&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname


Associate Director of Veterinary Services, Department of Animal Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

10/3/19

The Associate Director of Veterinary Services is responsible for management and leadership of the division of Veterinary Clinical Services (VCS). The position is responsible for assuring delivery of appropriate veterinary care to UMMS research animals and technical services to investigators. The Associate director is also charged with developing and implementing a yearly operating budget for VCS, IACUC protocol and policy review, review of VCS Standard Operating Procedures, and updates to the AAALAC program Description. This position is considered essential, and as such requires weekend, holiday, and off-hours coverage as needed on a rotating basis. Required qualifications: DVM/VMD degree and ACLAM or equivalent board certification. At least 5 years of clinical experience with most common laboratory animals including NHP and genetically engineered animals, and at least 3 years of supervisory experience with a record of progressive administrative and managerial responsibilities. Current license to practice veterinary medicine in the US. Preferred qualifications include research experience, USDA certification, BSL-3 experience, DEA license eligibility and private practice or internship experience.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.

Please apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14831


Senior Director & Attending Veterinarian - Animal Resources Department, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA

10/3/19

To apply go to: https://www.salk.edu/about/careers/ Job #: G811

The Animal Resources Department is dedicated to providing the highest quality of veterinary medical care, husbandry, enrichment and professional technical support to enable the scientists and their research.

Position Description:

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is ranked as one of the top 5 basic research institutes in the world. This world class facility now seeks a highly trained laboratory animal veterinarian and executive to lead our Animal Resources Department. Position is responsible for the ongoing development and daily operations of all Salk vivaria (approx. 47,000 square feet) including laboratory animal management, veterinary care and research services. Position works closely with Institute faculty in the design and implementation of animal experiments and has the potential to develop an independent research program consistent with the Institute's mission of fundamental biological research. Position is expected to play an active role in the ACLAM approved Laboratory Animal Medicine Training program and mentor residents. Position is responsible for compliance with all federal, state and institutional regulations, policies and guidelines in an AAALAC-accredited program and advises the Chief Scientific Officer/Institutional Officer on all matters related to animal-based research at the Institute. Position participates in Institute committees as appointed including IACUC, IBC, Space Planning and HR advisory committees. Position interacts extensively with all Institute researchers on the selection, acquisition and use of research animals and provides educational materials and training for scientists on the use of animals in research. Position leverages personal training and industry expertise as well as the knowledge/skills of others in the department to support Investigators and their research.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an AVMA-accredited program.
  • Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). Candidates with Board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP), American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) or American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) will be taken into consideration.
  • Veterinary Licensure in at least one state
  • Ability to obtain licensure in the State of California, a DEA practitioner’s license and USDA accreditation within 6 months of employment
  • Experience in laboratory animal medicine with at least three (3) to five (5) years of experience in a managerial role as Director/Attending Veterinarian or Associate Director/Clinical Veterinarian. PhD with research experience, demonstrated record of scholarly activity and history of successful grant writing will be considered an advantage
  • Thorough understanding of all policies and regulations governing animal-based research in the United States as well as AAALAC accreditation process
  • Experience with USDA-covered species, including new and old-world primates.
  • Expertise in animal models used in cancer, metabolism, neurosciences, aging, stem cell and immunology research
  • Experience in facility design including BSL-2 facilities.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Ability to analyze, delegate and prioritize resources while maintaining a positive and collegial interaction with faculty and staff at all levels to promote and facilitate effective research
  • Ability to work flexible schedule as needed based on workload and deadlines
  • Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation
  • Willingness to sign an employee confidentiality agreement

Special Requirements:

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

As a safeguard for employees and animals, all ARD employees may be subject to vaccines, tests, and physical exams prior to working with specific animals or animal populations as required by research needs including but not limited to:

  • TB Testing/Clearance (every 12 months / once a year).
  • Hepatitis B (proof of immunization and/or vaccination).
  • Rabies (proof of immunization and/or vaccination).
  • Tetanus (vaccination < 10 years).
  • Diphtheria (proof of immunization and/or vaccination).
  • Measles (proof of immunization and/or vaccination).
  • Periodic physical exams (may include respirator fit test).
  • Other vaccines/tests as required by Occupational Health & Safety standards.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires constant seeing, adjusting focus, hearing, reading, reasoning, analyzing, communicating, working inside, exposure to potential allergens and exposure to animals.

About the Salk:

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is one of the world's preeminent basic research institutions, where internationally renowned faculty probe fundamental life science questions in a unique, collaborative, and creative environment. Focused on both discovery and mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and cardiovascular disorders by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines.

Faculty achievements have been recognized with numerous honors, including Nobel Prizes and memberships in the National Academy of Sciences. Founded in 1960 by polio vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk, M.D., the Institute is an independent nonprofit organization and architectural landmark.