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Associate Director of External Animal Activities, Novartis, Cambridge, MA

7/12/19

927 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2017. And while we’re proud of that, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives? 

Novartis is looking for an Associate Director of External Animal Activities that will provide robust global oversight and optimize animal welfare and 3Rs engagement with third parties supporting outsourced animal activities including Novartis sponsored research. 

As a member of the Animal Welfare Compliance Team, the Associate Director will participate in ethical review, 3Rs, and review risks including protocol review of external animal studies. 

Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Participates as member of Global Animal Welfare leadership team in support of global AW initiatives.
  • Performs Animal Welfare audits and regular stakeholder management of external animal study partners to assure compliance with animal welfare regulations, Novartis Animal Welfare Policy and Standards, and align animal care and study practices with leading veterinary, 3Rs, and laboratory animal care.
  • Identifies and engages in new opportunities for 3Rs advancements in external animal space.
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert on Animal Health and Welfare of large animals including nonhuman primates, dogs, mini pigs, and rabbits. 
  • Provides extensive knowledge on a variety of animal models of disease and consults with investigative staff on choice of animal models, study techniques, and potential for 3Rs engagement. 
  • Supports a local clinical team to ensure leading veterinary and animal welfare practices. 
  • Member of local management team ensuring animal care and use regulatory compliance with Novartis policies, guidelines, and regulatory requirements such as USDA, DEA, and AAALAC accreditation, as well as facility/program semi-annual reviews. Provides timely identification and resolution of issues. 

EEO Statement: The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum requirements

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with license to practice veterinary medicine
  • ACLAM board certification or ACLAM board eligible
  • 8+ years of experience with providing clinical care for nonhuman primates, canines, rabbits, mini pigs, and rodents.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and expertise in advancing and championing the 3Rs, ideally exemplified through peer reviewed publication and/or presentation at national meetings.
  • Ability to engage in up to 50% travel for global responsibilities.
  • Experience with drug development and toxicology testing.
  • Experience with the CRO environment.
  • Ability to obtain DEA and USDA accreditation and New Jersey veterinary licensure.
  • Extensive knowledge in diagnosis and treatment of research animal disease and conditions.

Novartis offers exceptional benefits and competitive salaries. However, we can offer more:

  • Work with the latest technologies
  • Be part of a world class organization dedicated to providing solutions to un-met medical needs
  • Join an organization that is committed to your development and advancement

Why consider Novartis? 
Transformative medicines need transformative thinking. We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous, and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you are empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges surround you. 

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

Division NIBR
Business Unit CFO
Location USA
Site Cambridge, MA
Company/Legal Entity NIBRI
Functional Area Research & Development
Job Type Full Time
Employment Type Regular

Link to description and application: https://www.novartis.com/careers/career-search/job-details/272110BR


Institutional Veterinarian, Northern Arizona University,Flagstaff, AZ

7/8/19

Northern Arizona University has a dynamic and growing laboratory animal care and use program. We are AAALAC accredited and have a diverse facility with ABSL-3 and unique wildlife research areas. The Institutional Veterinarian functions as an integral member of the NAU animal care and use program. The position combines staff duties as Attending Veterinarian (75%) and teaching and collaborative research duties (25%).   The successful candidate will be expected to be a key contributor to NAU’s growing excellence in research and teaching in the biological sciences.

Key Job Duties:

  • Provides preventative, clinical, and surgical care to a variety of laboratory animal species. The incumbent works closely and interacts with the IACUC Chair, Animal Care Manager, and Institutional Official to ensure efficient operation of the NAU Animal Care and Use Program in accordance with applicable regulations and standards.
  • Provides oversight and direction of activities of veterinary and husbandry management staff university-wide, and monitors compliance.
  • Assists investigators in protocol and animal model development, advising them in experimental design regarding animal welfare and adequate veterinary care issues.
  • Acts as a collaborator with faculty across campus on animal-related research.
  • Serves as the Attending Veterinarian on the NAU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
  • Ensures compliance and quality in line with the expectations of accrediting bodies such as AAALACi, regulatory authorities at the national (USDA) and local bodies, university compliance and ethics
  • Inspects animal facilities and generates reports to ensure humane care and use of animals in research; ensures that all animal facilities are maintained in compliance with accreditation standards.
  • Assesses the need for capital equipment/improvements, supplies and services; takes appropriate action within budgetary parameters.
  • Interprets, implements, develops and/or recommends changes to rules, regulations, policies and procedures set forth by the university or outside governing agencies.
  • Teaches one 3-credit hour course each semester.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent from an institution accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  • Current veterinary license in at least one state.
  • Must obtain Arizona veterinary license within 12 months of appointment.
  • Veterinary experience with laboratory animal species sufficient to qualify as an Attending Veterinarian per the Animal Welfare Act.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience, following receipt of veterinary degree, providing preventative, clinical, and surgical care to animals, particularly rodents and rabbits, in an academic laboratory animal program.
  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board eligibility.
  • Experience with ABSL-2 and ABSL-3 laboratory animal work.
  • Experience teaching in college or university settings.
  • Research experience, especially as a PI or co-PI.

Application details are available at:

https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psp/ph92prta/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&Siteid=1&JobOpeningId=604451&PostingSeq=1&

Please contact David Faguy, Assistant Vice President, Research Compliance David.Faguy@nau.edu for more information. The position closes July 19th, 2019 and review of applications will begin immediately.


Clinical Veterinarian, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

7/5/19

The University of Minnesota, Research Animal Resources (RAR) is seeking a veterinarian with an interest in laboratory animal medicine for the position of clinical veterinarian.  Responsibilities include provision of medical and surgical care to a wide variety of species; provision of regulatory and veterinary expertise to researchers via direct consultation, participation on IACUC and/or IBC committees, and review of research protocols; and participation in departmental educational and residency training programs.  In addition to the service component of this position, the veterinarian will be expected to engage the mission of the University by participating in research/discovery, teaching, and outreach.

Animal research at the University of Minnesota is conducted within the Health Sciences programs in the Academic Health Center (the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Public Health and the Colleges of Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine), as well as in other programs such as the College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science & Engineering and the Hormel Institute.  RAR manages twenty animal facilities on two campuses that are diverse and decentralized supporting a wide range of species and an average daily rodent cage census of 25,000.

Qualified applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school, a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, and the ability to obtain a Minnesota license upon employment.  Training and/or experience in the field of laboratory animal medicine is desirable.  ACLAM board certification is preferred.

Submit applications on-line at https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs (Job Opening ID 331394, Animal Care Provider 2, Clinical Veterinarian).

For questions regarding this position contact Dr. Christine Sivula, Assistant Director, RAR, at sivu0003@umn.edu.


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

6/28/19

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

This is a non-tenure research track faculty position. Duties will include provision of clinical care, surgery, oversight of colony health surveillance, investigator consultation and support, personnel training, and IACUC participation.

Veterinary Duties (70%):

  • Provide preventative, clinical, and surgical attention to research animals at IUSM and to any contract facilities affiliated with IUSM
  • Perform clinical rounds and help maintain animal health records in a manner ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations
  • Participate in animal health surveillance programs and assist with imports and exports.
  • Consult with investigators and staff to provide instruction and assistance in the housing, care and treatment of animals.
  • Assist investigators in providing surgery and aftercare.
  • Participate in training programs for animal husbandry and research personnel.
  • Assist the Attending Veterinarian by establishing and implementing effective quality control systems for animal husbandry practices; revise techniques and procedures as required to obtain optimal standards; assist in SOP and policy development.
  • Provide clinical and didactic instruction to veterinary residents, interns, and veterinary students on the care and use of laboratory animals.
  • Provide clinical care to animals in specialty areas such as in GLP or ABSL-3 restricted areas.
  • Direct and indirect supervision of veterinary technical staff will be obligatory.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Associate Director. Share after-hours emergency duty with other veterinary staff on a rotating basis.

Regulatory Duties (30%):

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Have a minimum of 2 year’s post-DVM clinical experience (in private practice, or in an institutional/academic setting) and be familiar with the husbandry and management of USDA-regulated species and rodents.
  • Possess a strong background in clinical medicine and surgery along with an ACLAM board-eligible status.
  • Obtain an Indiana veterinary medical license, state and federal controlled substance registrations, and USDA accreditation for issuance of health certificates within 6 months of employment.

Application Process:

To learn more about this opportunity or to apply, visit the website http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/7377.

Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Robin Crisler, DVM at crisler@iupui.edu.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.


Laboratory Animal Clinical Veterinarian, ICON Government and Public Health Solutions (GPHS), Frederick, MD

6/24/19

ICON Government and Public Health Solutions (GPHS) specializes in preclinical through phase IV support of clinical research and clinical trial services for biologics, drugs, and devices. We help our customers get their products to market faster with a wide array of research, regulatory, and sponsor services both within the US and around the globe and respond rapidly to global health crises.

Essential Functions:

The contractor shall serve as a Laboratory Animal Clinical Veterinarian, providing clinical and research support at various levels of biocontainment, including BSL-2, 3, and 4. The contractor shall assist military veterinarians in providing clinical medicine services for laboratory animals, to include but not limited to non-human primates, rodents, rabbits and large animal species. Veterinary clinical medicine services include routine physical examinations and evaluation, and diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries.

The candidate will be expected to perform the following specific tasks:

  • Perform surgical procedures as required for treatment of research animal illnesses or injuries and in support of research protocols.
  • Provide oversight of veterinary technicians to ensure proper procedures are followed.
  • Perform/assist with imaging procedures such as radiography and ultrasound.
  • Provide instructions to veterinary technicians and animal caretakers for any required treatments or other follow-up procedures or observations.
  • Document surgical procedures in animal medical records and surgery log books using the forms provided.
  • Document medical evaluations and treatments
  • As required by specific animal research protocols, documentation shall be performed to standards required by the Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulations.
  • Immediately notify designated government representatives of any treatment, diagnostic, or surgery failures so follow-up actions can be initiated.
  • Monitor certification/maintenance dates on medical equipment and notify the appropriate personnel in a timely fashion of certifications that are coming due.
  • Provide training to USAMRIID personnel as requested.  Some areas of instruction may include, but are not limited, to physical examination and observation of animals, collection of various bio samples, safe work practices, and procedures and topics of interest in the animal research environment.
  • Notify the personnel assigned to veterinarian clinical sections of medical supply and instrument needs.

Candidates for positions under ICON Government and Public Health Solutions contracts with the Department of Defense (DoD) may be required to pass one or more background/security investigations conducted by the DoD, U.S. Army, or other Federal Government agency.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in Veterinary clinical medicine at the time of hire
  • Must be a licensed in the United States as veterinarian
  • Experience in an animal research environment is preferred
  • The Contractor shall be knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • May be required to work off hours as needed, on an occasional basis
  • Enrollment in the Biological Personnel Reliability Program (BPRP) for handling select agents is required and must be maintained
  • Must be a US citizen

For the complete job description and to apply: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/CLI1006CLREM/JobBoard/ce6bab54-6f35-4433-aafa-26ddfabe3c9a/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=ebb2fb5f-21f0-481c-9862-4a216994c4ae

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


University Veterinarian (#F1353PO), The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

6/24/19

The University Veterinarian (UV) is a full-time position, reporting to the Vice President for Research, responsible for the care of all animals involved in teaching and research at UVM. Additionally, the UV has oversight of all teaching and research animal facilities at the University of Vermont. These facilities are located on the University campus in Burlington, on Spear Street in South Burlington, in Colchester and in Weybridge, VT. The UV is responsible for compliance with federal, state and university regulations, policies and procedures in an AAALAC-accredited program of teaching and research and serves as the University spokesperson on animal care related issues. The UV is the Attending Veterinarian and a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

The UV is the primary contact with the contract staffing vendor who manages the research animal facilities. The UV works closely with contract staffing management and staff and, with the unit business manager, has oversight responsibility for them. In addition to the laboratory animal facilities, the UV provides oversight of the health management and animal welfare for livestock animals (cattle and horses) in the UVM teaching facilities on Spear Street and the Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge. The UV directs the Office of Animal Care Management, which provides support for investigators in animal procurement and supports research operations by collecting census data, billing researchers for animal care services, and providing data regarding animal usage to the IACUC.

The UV is responsible for colony health management in the research animal facilities, including biosecurity, routine health monitoring, developing standard treatment plans for clinical diseases, and supervising the veterinary technicians. The UV also participates in the clinical management of cases and in the emergency call schedule for the research animal facilities. The UV trains investigators, employees and students in anesthesia, analgesia, surgical procedures and other topics relating to animal well-being, advises investigators in the development of new experimental procedures and protocols, and conducts post-approval monitoring of research activities.

In addition to the duties of the UV described above, the successful candidate may be interested in opportunities to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in relevant academic departments, to serve on graduate student committees and other university committees, and to collaborate in research activities.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are required to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Minimum qualifications: Veterinary medical degree (DVM or VMD), license in veterinary medicine in at least one state of the U.S., significant experience in laboratory animal medicine (residency or five years of experience). Eligibility for Laboratory Animal Medicine board-certification (ACLAM) highly desirable.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any category legally protected by federal or state law.

For more information about this posting, or to apply, please go to: http://www.uvmjobs.com.


Director, Division of Comparative Medicine/Attending Veterinarian, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

6/24/19

SUNY Downstate Medical Center is a non-profit educational institution, seeking a Director of the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM)/Attending Veterinarian, who reports to the Institutional Official and has the following duties:

  • Directing the strategic and daily operation of DCM, including oversight of administrative and supervisory personnel for husbandry, veterinary services, research support, study scheduling and facility design.
  • Fiscal management (cost analysis and cost recovery) and strategic planning to meet projected needs of the Medical Center with relation to research support staff as well as housing and care of animals for research.
  • Serving as attending veterinarian with oversight of all animal care (including ensuring appropriate coverage for nights and weekends).
  • Ensuring compliance with USDA standards and the Animal Welfare Act, the Guide for Care & Use of Laboratory Animals, NIH Public Health Service Policy, DEA Regulations, AAALAC accreditation and all state, county and city rules regulations.
  • Providing oversight of AAALAC reviews and institutional compliance by serving as the attending veterinarian on the IACUC and by communicating with the Institutional Official.

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an AVMA-accredited program.
  • Licensure by the New York State Board of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Board certification by ACLAM or ACVIM.
  • Experience in a laboratory animal facility with at least five years of experience in a managerial role as Director/Attending Vet or Associate Director/Clinical Vet.
  • Direct research experience as a principal investigator or direct oversight of research support staff.
  • Experience with USDA-covered species and large animals, including primates.
  • Expertise in neuroscience, cardiovascular, tumor biology and transplantation techniques in rodents and macaques highly desirable as is managing high biosafety level projects.
  • History of successful grant writing will be considered an advantage.
  • 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.
  • Effective management and organizational skills a must.
  • Experience in a union environment is a plus.
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with implementation of software.

*Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to Gregory.Goodrich@downstate.edu

SUNY Downstate Medical Center offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familiar status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or criminal conviction.


Operations Manager, Primate Clinical Medicine Services, University of California Davis, Davis, CA

6/19/19

Salary: $7,425.00 - $13,116.67/MO (Budgeted Starting Salary) COE

Final Filing Date: 08-30-2019 

Position Description:

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

Under limited direction of the Senior Manager for Primate Medicine, the Operations Manager for Clinical Medicine Services will provide appropriate clinical environment to support biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues and nonhuman primate health and biology.

The Operations Manager of Primate Medicine Services is expected to assure that clinical needs of the hospital and outpatient services areas meet CNPRC's colony management and academic research goals and objectives. Manage the hospital and outpatient areas to assure animal health is a top priority and manage the highest quality of clinical care that includes but not limited to provision of clinical procedures, minor surgical procedures, dental manipulations, medical treatments, and implementation of preventative care to a large non-human primate animal colony.

Assure that clinical and research support services meets CNPRC academic research goals and objectives, ensures regulatory compliance, and ensures animal welfare. Within the limits of available resources, the Operations Manager must provide the components necessary to ensure a high level of animal care (nonhuman primates) in veterinary medicine.

Manage and provide quality and efficient clinical veterinary medicine services. Support professional veterinary staff and the AHT 4 Supervisor. Manage the veterinary student employee program. Conduct analysis and evaluations of the veterinary program with the goals of improving efficiency and efficacy of colony care and veterinary research support. Review practices for purchasing, billing and workflow to improve cost control and efficiency.

Work with other areas in Primate Services to facilitate integration and coordination. Oversee the provision of daily medical care and associated workflow, leading and guiding as well as providing in-service training to professional veterinarians and technical staff in the implementation of medicine and care. Participate with PIs and researchers in the development of research protocol design, implementation and program development. Collaborate and provide clinical research consultation and veterinary medical care management of project animals. Participate and collaborate on multidisciplinary and independent clinical research activities supporting CNPRC research goals and objectives. Maintain and provide expert clinical and medical guidance and advice regarding care and use of nonhuman primates to research scientists and managing all medical and clinical care activities.

Oversee the maintenance of clinical support equipment. Encourage the participation of all staff to represent primate medicine services on a national and international level through participation in workshops, webinars, and other venues. Responsible for assisting Management with maintaining USDA, NIH, and other federal, state, and local regulations and AAALAC guidelines.

Qualifications/Experience:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary medical college or school and eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of California. Board-certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Successful completion of a residency program in Laboratory Animal Science. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in laboratory animal medicine and 3 years of experience managing a complex research and teaching primate hospital with an outpatient unit with a focus on streamlining efficiency and effectiveness of clinical medical care, animal preventative and emergency care programs. 
  • Managerial experience in preventive medicine programs required for laboratory housed nonhuman primates, including vaccination, parasitology, bacteriology, and virology screening programs. 
  • Senior-level professional veterinary experience in clinical medicine as it applies to diagnostics, surgical procedures, and medical treatment of a wide variety of laboratory animals such as nonhuman primates, rodents, agricultural species, and other exotic species. 
  • Senior clinician level of knowledge and/or experience in medical primatology as it applies to diagnostics, surgical procedures, and medical treatment of nonhuman primates. Proven clinical care program management focused on clinical and surgical skills. 
  • Professional level experience in management of professional veterinary staff and technicians with an emphasis on preventative medicine in a large and complex animal research facility, and focused on research facilitation. 
  • Knowledge of institutional, local, state, national, and international rules and regulations governing the use and care of laboratory animals (USDA Animal Welfare Act, ILAR Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Endangered Species Act, FDA Good Laboratory Practice Regulations, and California Public Health Law). 
  • Managerial-level knowledge of humane care, use, and housing of animals with understanding of standards and guidelines as established by the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC). 
  • Experience to analyze, prioritize, and delegate resources while managing multiple projects and programs. 
  • Experience in process improvement management with a focus on quality of care and service. 
  • Experience addressing sensitive issues; experience in communications associated with the use of laboratory animals such as nonhuman primates in biomedical and translational research.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • USDA accreditation to perform federally mandated duties associated with operation of a laboratory animal research facility. 
  • Experience working with a variety of nonhuman primate species or other complex animal models. 
  • Experience using strategic budget/accounting skills to produce a budget plan and rates; forecast trends; to conduct periodic cost analyses of operations; and to share per diem costs with clients and projected recharge and per diem costs with investigators. 
  • Skills to assess ongoing and potentially changing personnel needs within the established budget and requests for revisions to the budget. 
  • Skills to establish influence and maintain collaborative relationships with diverse individuals (faculty, staff, students, and industry stakeholders) while providing and ensuring quality veterinary care and programmatic and regulatory compliance. 
  • Management experience to hire, train, develop, mentor and effectively manage employees (professional, represented and technical) and ensure smooth day-to-day operations. 
  • Contributions to the field of laboratory animal research and/or medicine at local and national levels. 
  • Experience with meeting animal care, housing, and research regulatory requirements. 
  • Experience in grant proposal preparation, preferably NIH format. 
  • BioSafety, Crisis Management, and Occupational Health and Safety Training. 
  • Knowledge of gross necropsy procedures and basic histopathology of nonhuman primates. 
  • Skills to teach in a classroom and clinical settings, seminar format, and on a one-to-one basis. 
  • Skills to give written and oral presentations at national and international meetings. 
  • Management experience and expertise to support biomedical research, facilitate research needs, and work with investigators.

Application Procedure:

To view the complete position posting and to submit an application on-line visit:
http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=163273
Requisition Number #03023297

The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) at UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator & Employer (A.A./E.O.E.E.) 


Facility Veterinarian, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Research Services, Division of Veterinary Resources, National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, MD

6/19/19

Join us on the edge of discovery as a Facility Veterinarian within the Veterinary Medicine Branch (VMB), Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR). The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s largest medical research facility, has an exciting 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.

This position primarily entails responsibility for a facility housing non-human primates but will also include coverage for veterinarians responsible for facilities housing multiple species.  The candidate will participate in and direct the application of veterinary care and medical oversight for the animal colony to include preventative medicine, health surveillance, medical treatment, research support, anesthesia, survival and non-survival surgical manipulations, the use of biological, radiological and chemical hazards and animal transfers within and between institutions.  The Facility Veterinarian also participates in site visits and routine inspections by internal and external oversight organizations, acts as a liaison between DVR and the NIH Intramural research staff and is responsible for ensuring and overseeing compliance with all applicable regulations, policies and standard operating procedures.

The Facility Veterinarian works with and reports to the VMB Chief 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 position 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, and licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least 1 state. Graduates of veterinary schools not AVMA accredited must have Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates certification. The successful candidate will be a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or ACLAM board eligible. Supervisory or leadership experience is also preferred.

Salary is dependent on 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 July 15, 2019.        

Interested candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae (CV), bibliography, and the names and addresses of three references.  Current CV, Bibliography and References may be emailed to Dr. Jill Ascher, DVR Director, at oddvrdir@mail.nih.gov.


Residency Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA

6/19/19

The Salk Institute Animal Resources Department (ARD) has one (1) position open for a Residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM) starting September 3rd, 2019. The program is designed to prepare veterinarians for a career in LAM. The residency is approved by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and fulfills eligibility requirements for the ACLAM certifying examination. The resident will rotate within the ARD services and gain experience in the medical, surgical, anesthetic and behavioral management of a variety of laboratory animal models used at the Institute, including, but not limited to, mice, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, naked mole rats and nonhuman primates. Residents will have the opportunity to spend time at collaborating institutions in San Diego and elsewhere to be exposed to other species. Residents will also participate in the activities of the Salk IACUC. The residency is a 36-month program with a 24-month period dedicated to clinical activities and a 12-month period largely focusing on basic or laboratory animal research. A full description of the program can be found at: https://www.salk.edu/about/careers/.
Requirements:

  • DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA‐accredited school (or completed all ECFVG or PAVE requirements);
  • Strong Interest in laboratory animal medicine and developing expertise in research;
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in California or another US state in good standing. Capable of getting licensed in California within 90 days of hire;
  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment;
  • Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation.

Special Requirements:

  • Rotating weekend duties required;
  • Must be able to work in a controlled environment wearing personal protective attire;
  • As a safeguard for employees and animals, all ARD employees may be subject to vaccines/tests/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 six months / twice 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.

Interested persons should apply to this position via https://www.salk.edu/about/careers/ before July 15, 2019. Selected applicants will be required to furnish a cover letter stating career goals and their curriculum vitae, veterinary and graduate school transcripts, and the names, addresses, e‐mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least 3 professional references (additional references may be required).


Chair, Department of Comparative Medicine, Director, Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Bastrop, TX

6/17/19

The Department of Comparative Medicine  at MD Anderson Cancer Center seeks a Chair/Director to oversee all operations of the Michale E. Keeling Center in Bastrop, Texas.

The Department and Center maintain national research resources primarily focused on non-human primates that are supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health. Research is aimed at addressing severe diseases that impact both human and animal health. The Department also maintains a preclinical studies program that conducts GLP-compliant evaluations of novel therapeutics prior to clinical studies in humans.

The Chair/Director serves as chief operating officer and is responsible for the performance and evaluation of all programs, personnel and resources. The Chair/Director is responsible for recruitment, retention and career development of departmental faculty and staff and oversees and encourages their participation in collaborative research in alignment with the overall mission of the institution of eliminating cancer through outstanding programs in patient care, research, prevention and education.

The Chair/Director serves as, or appoints, the Attending Veterinarian and is responsible for overseeing the Keeling Center’s animal care and use program in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines, and for maintaining AAALAC accreditation. The Chair/Director reports to the Chief Scientific Officer.

Candidates must be established in the field of research related to comparative medicine or biomedical research, at the rank of full professor or comparable administrative position, and  must have experience directing an animal-related research program and experience in preclinical studies. Preferred candidates will have experience in programs in comparative medicine and laboratory programs focused on non-human primates, including serving as an active member on Institutional Animal Care and Use or Institutional Biosafety Committees, as well as experience conducting GLP-compliant studies in a regulated research environment. One or more of the following terminal degrees are required: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) from an AVMA accredited school, Medical Doctor (M.D.) from an AMA accredited school, or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. or equivalent) from an accredited academic institution. If terminal degree is a D.V.M., candidate must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in one or more states within the U.S. and have specialty board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, or the European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ECLAM). If terminal degree is a M.D. or Ph.D., post professional training/experience in non-human primate research is required. Candidates should be eligible for state and federal registration to handle controlled substances as a practitioner or researcher.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent that includes a statement of goals, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to compmedchairsearch@mdanderson.org by August 1, 2019.

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


Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Office of Research Services, Division of Veterinary Resources. Bethesda and Poolsville, MD

6/11/19

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.

Salary is dependent on 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 July 8, 2019.

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

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

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

5/31/19

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.

Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/1468358

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Veterinarian, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

5/28/19

UCSF’s Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) is seeking for a Clinical Veterinarian who evaluates and treats research animals coming into UCSF. Independently performs routine Veterinarian duties and can direct animal health technicians in providing animal care. When needed receives supervision or guidance for cases. Has interest in veterinary and husbandry needs of all research species, including aquatics. Ensures assigned activities adhere to Protocols and applicable United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Association for the Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) regulations and rules.

Required Qualifications

Doctoral degree (D.V.M. / V.M.D.) from veterinary school that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Associate.

Veterinarian License:  Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine any USA state and must obtain a California license within 12 months of hire.   California license must be maintained at all times.

Must obtain and maintain USDA accredited veterinarian status.

Knowledge of laboratory animal veterinary clinical medicine and surgery of common research animal species, including aquatics and nonhuman primates (NHP).

Weekend, holiday and after hours veterinarian emergency shared coverage is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree beyond DVM
Residency training in Lab Animal Veterinary Training Program
IACUC, Biosafety, similar committee membership
One plus years of clinical veterinary practice, private or lab animal
ACLAM Board Examination eligibility
Aquatics experience or interest
Research Lab experience
Supervisory experience
Independent Research
Basic knowledge of federal rules and regulations, Animal Welfare Act (AWA), Public Health Service (PHS) and AAALAC international guidelines

See more details in the online listing.

To apply: https://bit.ly/2WZkyLq

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


Research Clinical Veterinarian, NEIDL, BUMC Lab Animal Science Center, Boston University, Boston, MA

5/23/19

This Research Clinical Veterinarian role is integral to supporting the mission of Animal Science Center (ASC) at Boston University. The Veterinarian has an essential role in the broader Laboratory Animal Science Center mission but more specifically is a dedicated resource responsible for the coordinated development and operations primarily of the ABSL-3 animal core in the National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratory (NEIDL) located at Boston University. Serving as the clinical veterinarian for the NEIDL, the incumbent is responsible for providing clinical oversight/support for research animal care and use, medicine, disease diagnosis and experimental techniques for PIs doing ABSL 3 and 4 research in the NEIDL. The individual will advise IACUC in ensuring that research activities are in compliance with federal, state and local regulatory policies, laws and regulations that are relevant to animal care and welfare.

This position reports to the Attending Veterinarian and Director of the Laboratory Animal Science Center (ASC) and is part of the broader Animal Science Center, providing oversight and assistance in support of biomedical research for the as it relates to NEIDL specifically and more broadly as it fits into the ASC as a whole. This position will be part of the ASC vet on-call program and may be called in to support specific projects outside of the NEIDL.

Required Skills

  • Veterinary degree (DVM/VMD) from an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine or ECFVG (Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates) certification with post-graduate work experience at a ACLAM-recognized laboratory animal medicine training program or equivalent
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine within the US
  • Must be ACLAM boarded or eligible
  • Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated knowledge and experience in rodent and non-human primate models of infectious diseases at ABSL-3 and -4 levels that include dosing, sampling and capturing physiological or clinical pathology data measurements
  • Multi-tasking and ability to work synergistically with other stakeholders including EHS, Facilities, ROHP, Security and Investigators
  • Must meet requirements and qualifications to assume delegated program responsibility in NEIDL
  • Must meet requirements and qualifications for the Personnel Suitability and Reliability Program including DOJ/FBI background checks and SRA clearance in order to handle select agents and work in the biocontainment environment.
  • Must be willing to participate in a medical health surveillance program and be able to wear a protective level A suit
  • Manage duties outside of NEIDL biocontainment as assigned such as weekend duty rotation. Participate in ASC managerial and strategic initiatives as led by ASC Director.
  • Please note, any individual working in the NEIDL facility and granted unescorted access, is subject to
  • periodic background reviews, including but not limited to: criminal background, credit history, drug screening, and behavioral evaluations;
  • periodic checks and regular renewals of security credentials, any applicable licenses, and verification of the successful completion of any required training at the facility
  • Search of person, clothing and effects prior to entry into or egress from NEIDL

When applicable, individuals will be required to maintain all applicable clearances and licenses and to disclose any changes in circumstances that could compromise access to the facility. Continued employment/ affiliation is contingent upon strict adherence, at all times, to all applicable safety and security rules, procedures, and protocols, as well as required training regimens.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Use the following link to review additional information about this position or to apply:

RESEARCH CLINICAL VETERINARIAN, NEIDL, BUMC Lab Animal Science Center (8021)


Laboratory Animal Clinical Veterinarian, ICON Government and Public Health, USAMRIID, Frederick, MD

5/23/19

ICON Government and Public Health specializes in preclinical through phase IV support of clinical research and clinical trial services for biologics, drugs, and devices. We help our customers get their products to market faster with a wide array of research, regulatory, and sponsor services both within the US and around the globe and respond rapidly to global health crises.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Shall assist military veterinarians in providing surgical services for laboratory animals, to include but not limited to non-human primates, rodents, rabbits and large animal species.
  • Have a favorably adjudicated Single Scoped Background Investigation (SSBI) complete
  • An FBI Security Risk Assessment (SRA) must also be completed and approved.
  • Travel to local (75 mile radius) research facilities to observe and learn surgical techniques or develop novel clinical approaches to facilitate animal care at USAMRIID.
  • Attend one local or national continuing education veterinary conference annually, as approved by Director, VMD (or designated representative) (examples of acceptable conferences are AALAS, NA VC, A VMA, ACVIM, etc.).
  • Perform surgical procedure in support of animal research protocols. Must have experience with implantation of telemetry devices in multiple animal species (rodents and nonhuman primates).
  • Provide clinical oversight of anesthesia provided by veterinary technicians in the surgical suite.
  • Provide clinical oversight of veterinary technicians in the surgery suite to ensure use of aseptic techniques during surgical prep and surgical procedures.
  • Provide clinical oversight of veterinary technicians performing post-operative monitoring until animals are returned to their cages.
  • Perform/assist with intraoperative imaging procedures such as radiography and ultrasound.
  • As the surgical schedule permits, assist military veterinarians in providing clinical medicine services for laboratory animals, including but not limited to rodents, rabbits, and nonhuman primates, to include routine physical examinations and evaluation and diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries.
  • Provide instructions to veterinary technicians and animal caretakers for any required treatments or other follow-up procedures or observations.
  • Document surgical procedures in animal medical records and surgery log books using the forms provided.
  • Review anesthesia records prepared by veterinary technicians for accuracy and completeness.
  • Document medical evaluations and treatments in animal records in the Subjective-Objective­Assessment-Plan (SOAP) format using the forms provided.
  • As required by specific animal research protocols, documentation shall be performed to standards required by the Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulations.
  • Immediately notify the TPOC, TOCOR, or Director, VMD (or designated representative) of any surgery, treatment, or diagnostic failures so repair actions can be initiated.
  • Monitor certification/maintenance dates on surgery equipment and notify the TOCOR and Medical Maintenance/ Equipment Management Branch (EMB) personnel in a timely fashion of certifications that are coming due.
  • Provide training to personnel requested by TPOC, TOCOR, or Director, VMD (or designated representative). Some areas of instruction may include but are not limited to surgical procedures, anesthesia monitoring, and aseptic technique.
  • Notify the TPOC, TOCOR and VMD personnel assigned to the Surgery Section of surgical supply and instrument needs.
  • Maintain a safe workplace ensuring that he/she is aware and observes appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations. Contractor shall attend safety training relative to his/her position and report any infractions of safety procedures to the TPOC, TOCOR, or Director, VMD (or designated representative) immediately.

Candidates for positions under ICON Government and Public Health Solutions contracts with the Department of Defense (DoD) may be required to pass one or more background/security investigations conducted by the DoD, U.S. Army, or other Federal Government agency.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Laboratory/office environment; may require working evenings and weekends. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to manipulate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. Work may involve long periods of standing and handling of numerous chemicals and/or hazardous biological material. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • Required Education - DVM or equivalent.
  • RequiredExperience - Provide Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, providing surgical, clinical and research support at various levels of biocontainment, including animal biosafety levels (ABSL) - 2, 3, and 4.
  • 8 years: Experience in Veterinary clinical medicine at the time of hire.
  • Experience in an animal research environment is preferred.
  • Variable work hours, to include 24/7 coverage, evenings/nights, and/or weekends may apply as requested by COR or TOCOR to meet mission requirements.
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Enrollment in the Biological Personnel Reliability Program (BPRP) for handling select agents is required and must be maintained.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and customers

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Recruiter Contact Information:

Lindsey Thigpen
301-807-6963
lthigpen@icongphs.com

Link to apply online: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/CLI1006CLREM/JobBoard/ce6bab54-6f35-4433-aafa-26ddfabe3c9a/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=b7a0a391-a8cb-4304-9fde-191edf8d696f


Operations Director, CRADL/Veterinarian, CRADL, South San Francisco, CA

5/23/19

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of our families, friends and colleagues across the globe.

Charles River is currently seeking a qualified applicant to fill a fulltime Operations Director/Veterinarian contract position for our CRADL business in South San Francisco, CA.  In this role, the Operations Director will be accountable for leading the Insourcing Solutions North American CRADL bio hub Business and Operations including growth strategy and tactics, facility design and operation, coordination of operational support, client relationship management and employee oversight & development.  

The successful candidate will possess the ability to ensure overall business and individual contractual performance is consistent with company and client objectives. Closely collaborate with site managers to manage the P&L for the CRADL business.  Provide leadership and veterinary technical expertise to staff and clients for policy and decision making.  Manage, administer and coordinate the health care and maintenance of research animals to ensure animal care program support is delivered in accordance with contract Statements of Work (SOW), customer expectations, Charles River Policy, AAALAC standards and all applicable legal and regulatory guidelines.

Requirements/Qualifications:

Interested candidates will have a Doctoral degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) in Veterinary Medicine and a Master’s degree in a business-related discipline (M.S.) or M.B.A with 10 or more years related progressive leadership experience in a research or pharmaceutical environment (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience). They must have a current license to practice Veterinary Medicine in at least one state.  ACLAM Diplomate Status preferred.  Understanding of governmental regulations and guidelines applicable to the care and use of laboratory animals.  Knowledge of GLP regulations and other FDA regulations applicable to non-clinical testing programs familiarity with AAALAC International accreditation procedures.  Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.  Excellent communication (both written and verbal), customer service and negotiation skills.  Ability to interact appropriately with all levels of employees, while at the same time support the efforts of departmental teams. Ability to perform independently with a minimum of direct supervision and demonstrate sound professional judgment and positive, professional leadership skills.

To learn more about this exciting employment opportunity, interested candidates should send a current resume via email to Alicia Miller, Recruiter at alicia.miller@crl.com.


Associate Veterinarian - SNPRC, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, TX

5/20/19

Saving Lives With the Power of Scientific Discovery. We make today’s discoveries possible of becoming tomorrow’s cures.

Texas Biomedical Research Institute is one of the world's leading independent biomedical research institutions dedicated to advancing global human health through innovative biomedical research.  Texas Biomedical Research Institute aims to unravel the mysteries of infectious diseases through innovative thinking, creative problem solving and cutting edge technologies.  Since its founding in 1941 by Thomas B. Slick Jr., the Texas Biomedical Research Institute has gained worldwide recognition in scientific and academic communities for the quality of its basic research.

Our scientists work each and every day to improve human health by being a world leader in lifestyle and infectious disease research. Each year, our scientists are engaged in more than 200 research projects and publish well over 100 articles in the international scientific literature.

Located on a 200-acre campus on the northwest side of San Antonio, Texas, Texas Biomed partners with hundreds of researchers and institutions around the world, targeting 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.  We also study co-morbidities of infection and vulnerable populations, such as the very young and the elderly and those suffering from cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders. Its staff of more than 350 employees includes a multidisciplinary team of approximately 65+ doctoral-level scientists who lead more than 200 major research projects in the Institute’s three program areas of Disease Intervention & Prevention, Host Pathogen Interaction and Population Health, as well as the Southwest National Primate Research Center.


Job Summary

Associate Veterinarian - SNPRC
The Associate Veterinarian will 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. 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.

The successful candidate will provide clinical care and preventative medicine support to the SNPRC’s production, research and retirement colonies of nonhuman primates (NHP’s). Duties may include participating in veterinary care of Texas Biomedical Research Institutes’ rodent vivarium. This position will require the person to implement research protocols and provide research support by reviewing protocols, advising Principal Investigators on proper use of animal models, overseeing research procedures using animals, development of research techniques, improve animal care through refinement, welfare and management practices.

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 three or more years of primate clinical medicine experience.  A minimum of three years’ experience beyond the doctoral degree at this or another institution. Preferred:   Five years of primate clinical medicine experience. Formal training in laboratory animal medicine. Five or more years of primate experience in a laboratory animal research setting. 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.

Interested applicants can apply online at http://www.txbiomed.org/about/employment. Application packets are accepted electronically or in hard copy.  A completed application packet is a requirement for all positions.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status

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

5/15/19

Columbia University has an opening for a Clinical Veterinarian. The Institute of Comparative Medicine (ICM) clinical veterinarian is an integral and highly regarded component of the biomedical research effort at Columbia University. This individual works closely with veterinary, medical and research specialists as part of a multi- disciplinary team managing various animal species in a biomedical environment. The clinical veterinarian's role encompasses veterinary care of multiple species and ensures that systems and processes meet standards established by ICM administration. The incumbent will be involved in the management of research projects to ensure alignment of research activities and regulatory standards. The incumbent will assure that all tasks are completed in a timely and cost-effective manner while adhering to applicable federal agency and Columbia University policies and procedures. This individual maintains performance levels consistent with and according to Columbia University ICM standards.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade 
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited institution, licensed to practice veterinary medicine in NY or another US state in good standing. Capable of getting licensed in NY within 90 days of hire, training or experience in laboratory animal medicine required. Prior experience in an academic environment a plus a minimum of 3 years work experience.

ACLAM board certification or residency training/publication highly desirable.

Prior experience in an academic environment and advanced research training (MS, PhD, MPH etc.) with non-human primate experience is highly desirable.

The direct link to apply is: https://opportunities.columbia.edu/en-us/job/499489/clinical-veterinarian

The requisition number is: 499489


Director of Animal Program & Facilities, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

5/10/19

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

Major Responsibilities:

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred Education:  Advanced degrees in any area of science involving use of laboratory animals
  • Preferred Work Experience:  Demonstrated experience in a complex university or research environment
  • Preferred Certifications:
    • License to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Georgia. 

Practitioner license (or license-eligibility) from the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

    • Accreditation by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
    • Completion of residency training in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
    • Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or board eligibility. 

How to Apply:

  • Resumes and Cover Letters should be sent via email to:

Rex Welch, Assistant Director of HR
rex.welch@gtrc.gatech.edu or faxed to: 404-385-2078

  • The subject line of the email/fax must include: PVA # 32979, Job Number 0173586
  • 3 letters of Reference and College Transcripts will be required of the final candidate.

 

Clinical Veterinarian, Biological Sciences Division: Department of Surgery, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

5/8/19

The University of Chicago's Department of Surgery is searching for a full-time faculty member at any rank. The successful applicant will share in the clinical veterinary care of over a dozen different species housed in the 138,000 square feet of centrally managed research facilities. Responsibilities include assisting in oversight of the quarantine and sentinel program, assisting in the ARC training program as well as the ACLAM veterinary residency training program, contributing to the development of institutional animal care and use policies, participating in IACUC protocol review and providing investigator consultation on research protocols. Other duties will include teaching and supervision of trainees and students, and scholarly activity.  Academic rank and compensation (including a generous package of fringe benefits) are dependent upon qualifications. We especially welcome applicants with ACLAM board certification or eligibility. 

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

To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: http://apply.interfolio.com/62972.  Applicants must upload: CV including bibliography, cover letter, and contact information for three references. Review of applications ends when the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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

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Assistant Director, Comparative Bioscience Center, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY

4/23/19

The Rockefeller University seeks an exceptional, interactive, creative and academically-orientated laboratory animal veterinarian in the position of Assistant Director, Comparative Bioscience Center.

The assistant director will augment strong partnerships with Rockefeller investigators and assist in implementing and managing programs to motivate, invest in, and optimize internal staff performance. Responsibilities include supporting investigator research programs using diverse laboratory animal species, oversight of rodent biosecurity programs, facilitating research programs utilizing a new imaging core, providing advice on animal models and research design, clinical care to research animal colonies, participating in IACUC activities, teaching postdoctoral fellows in laboratory animal medicine and scholarly collaborations.  This is an excellent opportunity for an academically-oriented individual to visibly contribute to the success of the research programs at the university.

The successful candidate must have a DVM/VMD degree from an accredited veterinary college and, ideally, certification from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).  He/she must be currently licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the US and be experienced in laboratory animal medicine. Demonstrated clinical proficiency in a large laboratory animal facility is highly desired. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Comparative Bioscience Center consists of a centralized animal facility and core laboratories delivering phenotype and anatomical pathology, diagnostic, transgenic, gene editing, behavior and imaging services supported by 120 professionals and specialists.  The Rockefeller University campus, located on 15 acres on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, sits as an international crossroads where scientists come to speak and share ideas.

To apply, please include a letter of intent with a statement of professional goals, curriculum vitae, and contact information of at least three references.  Visit the following URL, click on 'staff opportunities’ and enter keyword ‘IRC22461’: http://www.rockefeller.edu/hr/jobs

Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.

The Rockefeller University is an Affirmative Action/VEVRAA/Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Valley Biosystems (VBS), West Sacramento, CA

4/23/19

Valley Biosystems (VBS) is an AAALACi accredited research facility that specializes in non-human primates.  VBS is seeking a dynamic and motivated Laboratory Animal Veterinarian with a research focus to join our team.  

This role’s responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

  • Be part of a veterinary team that provides high quality veterinary and preventative medicine for the non-human primate colony.
  • Provide veterinary support for research activities, ie physical exams, perform surgical procedures oversee anesthetic procedures, provide post-operative care and monitoring.
  • Ensure veterinary medical record and scientific data are record in compliance with GLP regulations.
  • Direct support for development and maintenance of guidelines, processes and procedures to meet federal, state and local regulatory requirements and AAALAC accreditation standards
  • Contribute to study design and implementation
  • Perform the role of Principal Investigator (PI) when needed.
  • Assist in the writing and review of Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) protocols, veterinary consultations and post-approval programs
  • Active membership with the IACUC
  • Develop and manage a team of in vivo technical staff
  • Assist in Training Program management and perform training of staff in technical procedural skills including anesthesia, surgical skills, pathology, and other common veterinary techniques for macaques
  • On-call veterinarian support (shared duties)

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
  • 2 years of non-human primate experience
  • Ability to obtain California veterinary license and USDA endorsement.
  • Interest in surgical procedures and anesthesia support

Preferred Qualifications

  • Board Certification from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)
  • Working knowledge of non-human primate pathology
  • 3-5 years of experience with non-human primates
  • Previous demonstration of surgical skills in non-human primates.
  • Postdoctoral residency training in laboratory animal medicine
  • Exemplary communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills
  • Experience managing and leading teams in a matrixed organization
  • Experience working in a regulatory environment including AWA, PHS, AAALACi, and GLPs.
  • Experience in an environment requiring partnership and collaboration with a broad audience of contributors in which communication and management skills achieve results
  • Previous experience with CDC quarantine of nonhuman primates
  • Experience in Institutional Animal Care and Use protocol writing, review process, and committee membership
  • Research/ project management experience

For additional information contact Steve Cello at s.cello@valleybiosystems.com and Diane Stockinger at d.stockinger@valleybiosystems.com


 

Attending Veterinarian, Seattle Children’s Research, Seattle, WA

4/23/19

For more than a decade, we at Seattle Children’s Research Institute have been asking ourselves “What if?” every day. And thanks to remarkable discoveries from dedicated, hundreds of “What ifs” have become realities. We are united by a compelling mission: We provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. At the forefront of pediatric medical research, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is working to cure childhood disease in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital and Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation. The institute consists of nine major centers, and is internationally recognized for its work in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention and bioethics.

Seattle Children’s Research Institute is seeking an Attending Veterinarian to oversee the training and support of the Animal Care Use Program.

In this role you will…..

  • Providing veterinary care, in conjunction with the clinical veterinarian and veterinary technicians, to research animals including laboratory mice and rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, swine, wild rodents, and zebrafish
  • Interact with colleagues (IACUC) and representatives of outside regulatory agencies (USDA) fulfilling key regulatory responsibilities
  • Ensure the condition and care of the animal facility is in compliance with instutional standards and policies; local, state, and federal regulations; and AAALAC guidelines.
  • Provide recommendations and training on, animal handling, laboratory techniques, sedation, analgesia, anesthesia, surgical and post-surgical care, and other procedures
  • Provide diagnostic necropsy and coordinate pathological analysis of animals as needed
  • Oversee animal imports/exports and the sentinel program

What you come with……

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Washington State
  • ACLAM Certification required
  • Minimum five (5) years training and experience in laboratory animal medicine
  • Familiarity with electronic animal management systems
  • Experience with electronic protocol review systems
  • Ability to work effectively with staff at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills

What we offer…….

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, Dental and Vision
  • PTO, Holiday, Sick days, Personal Days and Bonding leave
  • 401(a) or 403(b) with company match
  • Excellent commuter bonus program
  • Student Loan refinancing through SoFi
  • Free Health Coaching
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Fun and fulfilling work environment…and much more!

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts, as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

Please apply on our website at: https://www.liquidcompass.com/seattlechildrens/job/allied-health/veterinary/seattle-wa/seattle-childrens-jack-r-macdonald-building/69078/veterinarian/11036605?utm_source=aclam


 

Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

4/17/19

The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) at the University of Pittsburgh has an opening for a laboratory animal veterinarian at the Clinical Veterinarian or Senior Clinical Veterinarian level.  As a member of the DLAR leadership team you will:

  • Provide clinical veterinary medical care and research support for a variety of laboratory animal species;
  • Assist DLAR supervisors with operating and maintaining animal facilities in compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures;
  • Provide collaborative guidance and support to other entities involved with the institutional animal care and use program.

Responsibilities include:

  • The provision of veterinary medical care and research support to a variety of animal species in accordance with current veterinary medical practices, federal regulations, PHS Policy, and AAALAC standards;
  • The supervision, direction, and professional development of veterinary technical staff;
  • Providing guidance to research personnel on animal model and protocol development, the selection of appropriate anesthetics and analgesics, surgical techniques and procedures, pre and post-operative care, rodent breeding colony management, and methods of euthanasia;
  • Training DLAR and research personnel on the humane care and use of laboratory animals, veterinary medical procedures and techniques, the appropriate use of veterinary equipment, occupational health and safety issues, and other topics relevant to working with laboratory animals;
  • Effective communication and collaboration that foster and maintain productive working relationships with DLAR leaders, investigators and research personnel, the IACUC, EH&S personnel, and other entities involved with the animal care program;
  • Active participation on the IACUC;
  • Participation in the veterinary on-call rotation.

Relevant training, experience, and skills:

  • Veterinary medical degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG (Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates) certification;
  • Minimum of two years medical and surgical experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species that preferably includes rodents, rabbits, nonhuman primates and agricultural species obtained either in a post-graduate laboratory training program or as a full time veterinarian in a biomedical research facility;
  • Veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States, preferably PA;
  • ACLAM Diplomate or board eligible status;
  • Experience supervising, developing, and managing the performance of veterinary professional staff .

The review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Interested persons should submit a letter of interest to include a statement of career objectives, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references to: Dr. Amy Cassano, Interim Attending Veterinarian, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources, cassano@pitt.edu. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled


 

Principal Scientist - Comparative Medicine, Global Science and Technology (GST) – Comparative Medicine, Pfizer, La Jolla, CA

4/17/19

ROLE SUMMARY

Global Science and Technology (GST) – Comparative Medicine is seeking for a highly motivated and innovation driven candidate (as a Principal Scientist). The candidate will report to the site lead of GST and work with a talented team in developing translational animal models and imaging endpoints in oncology research and other therapeutic areas. The candidate should have in-depth expertise in developing in vivo models, pre-clinical drug discovery research, imaging technologies and software tools for data and image analysis.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate/Innovate with scientists at research units and partner lines to develop novel translational animal models and imaging methodologies.
  • Independently develop study design to evaluate efficacy, PK/PD, biomarker and safety endpoints.
  • An active learner of technology, analytical tools and therapeutic area to address the rapid developments in the field.
  • Work across Comparative Medicine sites and therapeutic areas to harness the animal models and technology expertise.
  • Collaborate with Comparative Medicine colleagues to ensure flawless animal care and enhance 3R’s of animal welfare.
  • Manage, train and mentor junior scientists in a direct or a matrixed structure.
  • Independently develop manuscripts, reports, posters, presentations to communicate internally with project teams and externally for scientific communications.
  • Manage external radiochemistry collaborations.
  • Must work in compliance with the United States Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Act and associated Regulations and Standards, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, AAALAC accreditation standards, and under local IACUC guidelines.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD required; DVM is preferred.
  • 5-10 years of experience in an academic or an industry setting, with knowledge of drug discovery research.
  • Strong scientific and technical expertise in evaluating in vivo pharmacology, biomarkers and immune-mechanisms.
  • Oncology animal modeling including tumor xenografts and genetically engineered mice models.
  • Experience in translational imaging technologies.
  • Proficiency with at least one image analysis and visualization package (e.g. AMIDE, OsiriX, Amira, VivoQuant, etc.).
  • Good communication skills and Experience in independent study conduct, problem solving, and representation at multi-disciplinary project team.
  • Has authored manuscripts, study reports and made internal and external presentations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in PET/CT/Ultrasound Imaging and analysis.
  • Experience in performing in vitro/ex vivo analysis like FACS, ELISA etc.
  • People management experience (1-2 years).

Sunshine Act

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

EEO & Employment Eligibility

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

Currently, there is no expiration date listed to apply.

Apply at http://www.pfizer.com/careers/ using Job ID #4740331


 

Director, Institutional Animal Care and Use Program, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

4/4/19

The Director, Institutional Animal Care and Use Program, provides oversight and dynamic leadership to an exemplary Insitutional Animal Care and Use Program (IACUP) at UCSF which is the number one receipient of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds of all public academic medical universities in the United States.

  • Responsible for continuous process improvement and program innovation as directed by the Associate Vice Chancellor, Research Infrastructure and Operations
  • Independently assesses the processes and program, and designs changes and improvements
  • Responsible for support and facilitation of the animal research program while maintaining compliance with laws, regulations, and accreditation requirements
  • Oversees the operation of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) assuring compliant, consistent and efficient operation
  • Establishes objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to subordinate managers and employees. Responsible for managing, preparing, administering, and directing resources.
  • Has broad program oversight and accountability for policies and procedures related to relevant compliance area
  • Serves as the organization authority on animal research compliance issues, and as a liaison between the organization and federal regulators, in addition to representing the organization and the University of California at national conferences and

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Program (IACUP) at UCSF recently renewed its Association for the Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) accreditation. The IACUP has implemented a long-range strategic plan to expand the role of animal researchers in infrastructure improvements of both the IACUP and IACUC to be more researcher-centric in the provision of support and facilitation of UCSF animal research efforts. The IACUP continues to build on this excellence. Ongoing quality improvement projects determine best practices for balancing a fully compliant program with minimizing both institutional and researcher administrative and regulatory burdens.

The goal of the UCSF IACUP is to support animal researchers for compliance success and maintain the IACUP as an exemplary program. The IACUP is accountable to the Associate Vice Chancellor, Research Infrastructure and Operations.

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related life sciences and / or equivalent experience / training
  • Knowledge and expertise in assessing program functions to focus on program goals and essential elements
  • Knowledge and experience in designing and implementing quality improvement projects and initiatives
  • Demonstrated managerial and supervisory experience with staff and regulatory committees
  • Managerial experience and proven success in managing compliance review boards or committees
  • Demonstrated change management expertise around continuous process improvement
  • Skill in establishing relationships with human subjects and regulatory agencies on local, regional, and national levels
  • Ability to formulate broad policy recommendations for the organization
  • Ability to apply a complex array of issues, mental flexibility, and creativity related to compliance issues
  • Strong analytic skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a complex set of issues using mental flexibility, and creativity in a solution-oriented approach
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with clients and senior leadership
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Pre-employment health screen and annual follow-up & participation in the occupational health program

Preferred Qualifications

  • Terminal degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. PhD, MD, DVM )
  • Professional certification
  • Current license related to candidate’s professional status if applicable
  • Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA) or American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Certified Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR) certification within one year of hire
  • Minimum of five years experience in The Institutional Animal Care and Use Program (IACUP) / UCSF Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) management
  • Experience in an Academic Medical Center Faculty environment
  • Demonstrated skill in establishing and maintaining relationships with animal research regulatory agencies and accreditation authorities on local, regional and national level
  • Strong knowledge of Animal Welfare Act (AWA), Association for the Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) requirements, The Guide and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), VA, Department of Defense (DOD) regulations

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

To Apply:

Please click on the following link https://bit.ly/2FT3iBp or go to Http://www.jobs.ucsf.edu and search requisition #51816BR


 

Director, Rowan University Research Animal Facilities (RAF) and University Attending Veterinarian (UAV), Rowan University, Stratford, NJ 

4/4/19

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM) & Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) are seeking a Director for the Vivarium Department.  The position reports to SOM Senior Associate Dean for Research with input from Associate Dean for Research CMSRU (for RAFs) and Secondary Reporting to Institutional Official for the Animal Welfare Program (for UAV).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Director’s responsibilities will include oversight of the day-to-day management of operations, fiscal management of facility (SOM), supervision of facility staff, and responsibility for research animal welfare.  Time and effort will be divided equally between SOM and CMSRU. The Director will serve as a point of contact for investigators and users of the facility, providing support for research activity and representing the university in activities concerning the use of animals in biomedical research.  As part of the time and effort reserved for SOM the Director will also be available for teaching duties within Rowan SOM Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

As the University’s Attending Veterinarian, this position will serve as a member of the Rowan University's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and will report to Rowan’s Institutional Officer (IO) for the Animal Welfare Program.  He/she will also advise the Senior Associate Dean for Research at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and the Associate Dean for Research at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University on all issues relating to animal research activities and vivarium operations. The Director will also serve as the Attending Veterinarian for all Rowan University Research Animal Facilities (Stratford and Camden campuses) and, if necessary, any additional facilities that Rowan University may operate.

The position may require performing other related work.

Other essential duties will include:

  • Ensuring the facilities maintains AAALAC accreditation and are compliant with all applicable regulations for the care and maintenance of research animals, preparing and maintaining all requisite records and regulatory forms.
  • Managing and supervising vivarium staff and train personnel in procedures that promote proper animal care and use as required.
  • Monitoring and maintaining of animal colony integrity, including health status, to ensure compliance and research continuity. Quality control reviews of animal integrity will be made available to investigators, users, and senior administration.
  • Provide ongoing technical expertise and consultation to facility staff and users, as well as IACUC members, and will be thoroughly versed in all practical and administrative aspects of surgical procedures, anesthesia, analgesia, euthanasia, and biosafety as required by research activity.
  • Being familiar with institutional and federal guidelines for the care and use of animals and will be the primary formal point of contact for dealing with violations, occupational health and safety issues and facility security.
  • Engaging users in dialogue on all issues that impact on research compliance and productivity, and will serve as a conduit for dialogue between users and senior administration.

REQUISITE QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Qualified candidates are invited to apply at http://jobs.rowan.edu/cw/en-us/job/493591/director-rowan-university-research-animal-facilities-and-university-attending-veterinarian


 

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

4/4/19

Columbia University has an opening for a Clinical Veterinarian. The Institute of Comparative Medicine (ICM) clinical veterinarian is an integral and highly regarded component of the biomedical research effort at Columbia University. This individual works closely with veterinary, medical and research specialists as part of a multi- disciplinary team managing various animal species in a biomedical environment. The clinical veterinarian's role encompasses veterinary care of multiple species and ensures that systems and processes meet standards established by ICM administration. The incumbent will be involved in the management of research projects to ensure alignment of research activities and regulatory standards. The incumbent will assure that all tasks are completed in a timely and cost-effective manner while adhering to applicable federal agency and Columbia University policies and procedures. This individual maintains performance levels consistent with and according to Columbia University ICM standards.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited institution, licensed to practice veterinary medicine in NY or another US state in good standing. Capable of getting licensed in NY within 90 days of hire, training or experience in laboratory animal medicine required. Prior experience in an academic environment a plus a minimum of 3 years work experience.

ACLAM board certification or board eligibility highly desirable.

Prior experience in an academic environment and advanced research training (MS, PhD, MPH etc.) with non-human primate experience is highly desirable.

To apply please follow the link below
https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=175192


 
Clinical Veterinarian/Assistant Director, Comparative Bioscience Center, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY
 

4/1/19

The Rockefeller University seeks an exceptional, interactive, creative and academically-orientated laboratory animal veterinarian in the position of Clinical Veterinarian/Assistant Director, Comparative Bioscience Center.

Department Description: The Comparative Bioscience Center consists of a centralized animal facility and core laboratories delivering phenotype and anatomical pathology, diagnostic, transgenic, gene editing, behavior and imaging services supported by 120 professionals and specialists.  The Rockefeller University campus, located on 15 acres on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, sits as an international crossroads where scientists come to speak and share ideas.

Position Overview: This individual will augment strong partnerships with Rockefeller investigators and assist in implementing and managing programs to motivate, invest in, and optimize internal staff performance. Responsibilities include supporting investigator research programs using diverse laboratory animal species, oversight of rodent biosecurity programs, facilitating research programs utilizing a new imaging core, providing advice on animal models and research design, clinical care to research animal colonies, participating in IACUC activities, teaching postdoctoral fellows in laboratory animal medicine and scholarly collaborations.  This is an excellent opportunity for an academically-oriented individual to visibly contribute to the success of the research programs at the university.

Requirements: The successful candidate must have a DVM/VMD degree from an accredited veterinary college and, ideally, certification from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).  He/she must be currently licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the US and be experienced in laboratory animal medicine. Demonstrated clinical proficiency in a large laboratory animal facility is highly desired. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply, please include a letter of intent with a statement of professional goals, curriculum vitae, and contact information of at least three references.  Visit the following URL and enter keyword ‘IRC22461’: http://www.rockefeller.edu/hr/jobs

Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.

The Rockefeller University is an Affirmative Action/VEVRAA/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Director, Office of Animal Resources, Institutional Veterinarian, Boulder, Colorado

4/1/19

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Department: 10110 - Office of Animal Resources
Requisition Number: 16928 Location: Boulder, Colorado Employment Group: University Staff Schedule: Full-Time
Posting Close Date: 04/21/2019

Job Summary
The Director of the Office of Animal Resources (OAR)and Institutional Veterinarian interacts extensively with all University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) animal researchers. The Director oversees the University of Animal Care and Use Program. They provide educational materials and training for scientists on the use of animals in research, including compliance with animal welfare regulations, and procedures and policies of CU Boulder, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and OAR. The Director also plays a strong role in collaboration with CU Boulder scientists and in programmatic development, with exploration of opportunities to enhance animal welfare and research productivity through opportunities in comparative medicine.

The Director guides research animal use and oversees daily direct clinical and husbandry management. They have oversight of the health and welfare of a variety of animals used in research and teaching for campus. They assure current guidelines and SOPs reflect contemporary practices for all animal related procedures and address the prompt management of health issues and adverse outcomes involving research animals. They develop program objectives, optimize organizational structure, determine staffing requirements, and are responsible for the OAR's fiscal management and strategic planning, including physical plant requirements.

The Director fully participates in the activities of the IACUC. They also are responsible, in conjunction with the IACUC, for overseeing animal use protocols, in meeting regulatory compliance for the use of animals in research, and for all AAALAC accreditation reviews and site visits. A major task of the Director is to provide training in appropriate animal care and use, on the selection, acquisition and use of research animals, and actively assist animal researchers, staff, and students. They work collaboratively with the IACUC office during interactions with AAALAC, USDA, OLAW, DoD and the public. The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and have demonstrated stewardship of animal welfare while simultaneously aiding researchers in maximizing the benefits of their animal research. They serve as chief liaison between research faculty, animal care personnel, and animal use oversight administrators.

Who We Are
The Research & Innovation Office (RIO), previously the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, is focused on creating impact by cultivating and supporting collaboration, transformation, and leadership. At the heart of this focus are the diverse contributions of a wide range of world-class experts, working together in new and innovative ways to accelerate ideas through the entire innovation lifecycle, from idea to impact.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following examples:

  • Provide veterinary oversight of the CU Boulder Animal Care and Use Program and care for variety of research species.
  • Manage an OAR staff of ~24 to ensure delivery of high quality husbandry, clinical and research services. Oversees animal health monitoring and quarantine programs.
  • Assist and direct research and animal care staff training. This includes providing continuing education and career development of OAR staff.
  • Provide consultation and instruction to researchers in animal care and use including assistance in the design and/or implementation of specialized procedures, behavioral testing and breeding protocols.
  • Manage institutional policies regarding CU Boulder animal care and facility use, overseeing the monitoring of animal use and adherence to CU Boulder IACUC procedures.
  • Work with faculty and staff to develop strategic plans for the OAR, including physical plant maintenance, construction, and facility improvement grant applications. This may include working with both CU Boulder Facilities Management and outside contractors to direct the proper and compliant construction of animal housing and research facilities.
  • Collaborate with Facilitates, Institutional Occupational Health Program, and EH&S as it specifically applies to animal use and care.
  • Oversee the development of performance standards for CU Boulder animal care and use facilities that meet or exceed federal and accreditation requirements.
  • Oversee all operational and financial aspects of the OAR.
  • Work as a team member in close partnership with the IACUC office and Chair regarding overall animal program and regulatory functions.
  • Assist and advise Principal Investigators in meeting regulatory requirements of the CU Boulder animal care and use program, including compliance with federal and state regulations and guidelines for the use of animals.
  • Provide expert advice to faculty and administrative/animal-use staff regarding developments in regulatory compliance for the use of animals in research.
  • Work with the IACUC on the preparation of documents and correspondence, and in collaboration with the IACUC office and Chair, acts as a liaison for CU Boulder, internal administrators and external regulatory agencies (OLAW, DoD, USDA, AAALAC).
  • Work with Principal Investigators in the preparation of animal use protocol applications. Serve as a voting member of the CU Boulder IACUC and assist in review of animal research and teaching proposals, amendments and requests for special care.
  • Collaborate with the IACUC and Office of Information Technology to support animal program enterprise and other software systems.
  • Provide support, as requested, to other organizations and personnel within the institutional program, to achieve a progressive and functional institutional animal care and use program.
What You Should Know
What We Can Offer
We can offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience.

Benefits
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment.

Be Challenged. Be Innovative. Be Boulder.

What We Require
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and Board Certification with the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).
  • License to practice in at least one state within the US and Colorado eligible. Valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to obtain DEA Registration.
  • Previous training and/or experience in laboratory animal medicine.
  • Minimum of five years of veterinary and administrative experience in an AAALAC accredited academic setting, including experience serving on an IACUC.
What You Will Need
  • Working knowledge of the philosophy of research, research design, and research procedures.
  • Knowledge and experience relevant to the conduct of research and support services for research.
  • Full knowledge of, and experience complying with, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective collaborations and working relationships with a variety of persons, internal and external to the Institution.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in clinical health management and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of animal husbandry requirements, methods, and techniques. Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to professional personnel.
  • Working knowledge of animal colony management, behavioral testing and surgical techniques.
  • Ability to maintain safety and infection control standards.
  • Leadership skills for effective planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation. Analytical skills to define problems precisely and identify and combine relevant facts objectively and in perspective.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work activities of professional and support staff engaged in fulfilling institutional and office objectives.
  • Ability to work effectively under general direction or guidelines with minimal supervision or instruction.
  • Knowledge of budgets and cost accounting as related to the NIH Rate Setting Manual.
What We Would Like You to Have Special Application Instructions
To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time. Please apply by April 21, 2019 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.
Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources Posting Contact Email: recruiting@colorado.edu

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

 
Principal Veterinarian-Safety Pharmacology and Animal Research Center (SPARC), Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA

3-25-19

Job ID: R-72356

Employment Type: Full time

Location:  US – California – Thousand Oaks

Posted Date: March 14, 2019

The department of Safety Pharmacology and Animal Research Center (SPARC) at Amgen Inc., an AAALAC accredited research facility, is seeking a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian with a research focus to join a dynamic, fast-paced team overseeing all aspects of the veterinary care program for multiple animal species, while providing surgical, compliance and scientific leadership to support our drug discovery and development pipeline.

Our team partners with more than 200 research staff to perform preclinical research in our quest to develop novel human therapeutics. We need an ACLAM diplomate with surgical experience to lead and guide our disease model development in rodent models and in regulated species. An emphasis on surgical experience with cardiovascular models or with devices would be ideal.

This role’s responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

  • Direct support for development and maintenance of guidelines, processes and procedures to meet federal, state and local regulatory requirements and AAALAC accreditation standards
  • Provide leadership to the Animal Welfare and Compliance (AWC) and Integrated Vivarium Management (IVM) groups
  • Provide veterinary leadership and direction for internal large animal surgical model program
  • Responsibility and accountability for the delivery of high-quality in vivo procedures, including surgery, anesthesia, analgesia, and post-operative support to research models
  • Be part of a veterinary team to provide a program of adequate veterinary care and preventive medicine
  • Partner with departmental colleagues, and stakeholders (e.g., drug discovery or safety scientists) to assure that animal resources are used effectively to advance project goals
  • Develop and manage a team of in vivo technical staff; contribute to development of study designs as a veterinarian and subject matter expert; perform and oversee animal model execution, and data reporting to project teams
  • Ensure veterinary medical record and scientific data integrity record compliance
  • Perform the role of Principal Investigator (PI), assist in the writing and review of Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) protocols, veterinary consultations, post-approval programs and perform a role as a committee member of the IACUC
  • Assist in Training Program management and perform training of staff in technical procedural skills including anesthesia for rodent and non-rodent animal species
  • Perform external business partner site audits or protocol evaluations for our External Scientific Ethical Research Committee (ESERC)
  • On-call veterinarian support (shared duties)
  • 5-10% business travel required

Basic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
  • Board Certification from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)
  • Licensed to practice in at least one state of the USA and ability to obtain California veterinary license within 1 year of hire

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience in animal model development, clinical practice and surgery with regulated species in a drug development setting
  • 2+ years’ of postdoctoral residency training in laboratory animal medicine
  • Exemplary communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills
  • Experience managing and leading teams in a matrixed, cross-site organization
  • Experience in an environment requiring partnership and collaboration with a broad audience of contributors in which communication and management skills achieve results
  • Lab experience including any or all of: the designing of studies, providing oversight of in vivo research, performing surgery on multiple species, imaging modalities, vivarium biosecurity programs
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use protocol writing, review process, and committee membership
  • Experience as an ad hoc or counsel member for AAALACi

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


Director of University Research Animal Resources, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

3-25-19

The University of Georgia animal care and use program is on the move. We are looking for a great veterinarian to lead our growing AAALAC-accredited program. We are seeking applications and nominations to engage a Director for University Research Animal Resources (URAR). UGA URAR supports a broad variety of research activities using diverse species and promotes continuous development of a high quality, service-oriented research resource that provides optimal animal care.

Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President for Research, the Director will provide management, leadership, strategic direction, and oversight for URAR. The Director will manage and oversee a team of high performing individuals and will be responsible for directing and supervising all aspects of URAR services; ensure the provision of high-quality care to a wide range species; oversee support for research projects; and advise and consult with faculty on research programs. Additionally, the Director will mentor and instruct veterinary students, externs, and residents as part of an emerging academic comparative medicine program based in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The incumbent must be committed to advancing the broader academic and research mission of the University. The research program at UGA is diverse, and includes the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, Arts and Sciences, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Pharmacy, Ecology, and more. A state-of-the- art highcontainment facility for ABSL-3 and ABSL-3Ag research and a nonhuman primate core create a unique opportunity. The Director will serve as a voting member on the IACUC and work closely with the Director of the Office of Animal Care and Use and the IACUC Chair to advance the overall institutional animal care and use program.

The Office of Research encourages and supports innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative activities that contribute to the physical, emotional and economic well-being of the people of Georgia, the nation and the world. Through partnerships and collaborations, we seek to share knowledge, increase innovation, and deliver the products of our research to the marketplace.

This is a tenure track or tenured position at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor with faculty appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Population Health. Additional professional development through collaborations are strongly encouraged and supported.

Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited college of veterinary medicine and a license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States. To be considered for the Associate Professor level, candidates must demonstrate clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature as a regional or national authority in their field of expertise. To be considered at the Professor level, candidates must show clear and convincing evidence of high levels of attainment appropriate to their work assignments. Candidates must also demonstrate national or international recognition in their field as well as the likelihood of maintaining that stature. To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as an associate or full professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

Preferred candidate will be ACLAM certified and have 5 or more years of clearly demonstrated leadership experience. The ability to communicate clearly and concisely, and work cooperatively, with colleagues, URAR professionals, and other stakeholders is critical.

UGA is ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton.

UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the birthplace of public higher education in America. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 37,000 students, including over 28,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Additional information about the University of Georgia is available at http://www.uga.edu/.

Applications: Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by June 5, 2019 for full consideration; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above; a current resume; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).

All applicants must apply online at https://www.ugajobsearch.com. Please see the job posting at: http://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/82931

To request additional information for this position or provide a nomination, please contact Dr. Christopher King at 706-542-4016 or cking@uga.edu or Damla Williams, Primary Consultant with the UGA Search Group, 706-542-7344 or damlaw@uga.edu. Letters of recommendation or a simple nomination should include the name and contact information for the nominee.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. As such, the University of Georgia is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We not only strongly encourage women, minorities and other diverse candidates to consider applying for this position, but we also maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (HRWeb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.


Clinical Veterinarian,Orient BioResource Center, Alice TX

3-18-19

Application Link:https://www.indeedjobs.com/obrc/_hl/en_US?cpref=JXWAtnzf3XWjLOi4YeVNLnsfzg9-fxtS_0Foi_qfd-0 

We are seeking a clinical veterinarian for our facility in Alice, Texas.

About OBRC:

Orient BioResource Center is part of the Orient Group, a Korean company founded in1959. This global company has many years of experience supporting the pharmaceutical and bio-tech industry by supplying high quality Non-Human Primates, rodents, and canine models. They also have other business entities such as construction, laboratory equipment, plastics, automobile, electronics, and watches.

OBRC acquired an existing AAALAC Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Quarantine facility in Jim Wells County, TX in September 2017.

We provide:

  • A full-service approach: a secure CDC quarantine and NHP boarding facility in Alice, Texas
  • Stock NHPs highly socialized pre-trained for study as per client request
  • Activities per customer request

Position Title: Clinical Veterinarian

Department: Veterinary Services

Reports to: Attending Veterinarian

FLSA Status: Exempt

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Examines, diagnoses, and treats laboratory animals to ensure health of animals used in scientific research and to comply with regulations governing their humane and ethical treatment in support of study conduct, quality animal supply and physical and psychological health of the colony.

ESSENTIAL WORK ACTIVITIES

  1. Provides routine and/or specific veterinary medical, dental, and surgical services for all animal species
  2. Conducts regular clinical rounds and routine health monitoring and examinations inaccordance with regulatory requirements
  3. Assure implementation of preventative measures such as vaccinations, anthelminthics treatments, etc.
  4. Provides leadership in the care and resolution of complex medical cases that arise within the facility
  5. Assists in the design and implementation of the preventive medicine program for all animal species
  6. Provides training and supervision of staff regarding technical procedures and appropriate and humane use of animals in their programs
  7. Assists in maintaining compliance with Federal regulations governing the humane care and use of laboratory animals.
  8. Assists with document production, collation, and delivery; filing and photocopying; maintenance of departmental schedule; coordination with other departments for meetings, physical exams, and other activities; report generation; general QC responsibilities; other responsibilities as assigned
  9. Performs clerical/administrative duties, includes; medical records, reports, examinations forms, and ready forms for use in recording veterinary procedures
  10. Performs and/or assists inventory counts and orders necessary supplies and Assure equipment is maintained and validated where applicable.
  11. Ensures activities concerned with feeding, care, maintenance of animal quarters  and compliance with  federal, state and local regulations
  12. Assists in the development, review,  revision  and  implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) relating to animal issues
  13. Assists with training sessions, includes husbandry, veterinary care, utilization of animal models and development of safety bio-safety, emergency response and occupational health programs
  14. May participate in the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee, which may include reviewing protocols, animal colony issues, management issues.
  15. Assists in selecting animals for specific research based on knowledge of species and research principles and techniques
  16. Shares clinical rotation with other veterinarians including on-call weekends and holidays

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

OTHER WORK ACTIVITIES

  1. Other duties as assigned
  2. Acts as after-hours emergency contact and service provider on a rotational basis.
  3. Author and present publications, conference presentations.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position has no supervisory responsibilities

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Graduate of AVMA accredited veterinary school or equivalent. 2 years’ experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine, specifically Non-Human primates preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

The language skills required include but are not limited to: the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, software manuals, study documents, and procedure manuals; the ability to write routine reports and correspondence; the ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

MATH SKILLS

The math skills required include, but are not limited to: the ability to utilize appropriate mathematical concepts for interpreting scientific studies, dose calculations, conversions, dilutions and related skills

OTHER SKILLS

Additional skills required include, but are not limited to: general reading, writing, and oral communication skills; skills Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written and oral form. Computer skills must be sufficient to perform the daily duties required of the job (medium - advanced)

REASONING ABILITY

The reasoning abilities required include, but are not limited to: the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables; the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form; and demonstrates attention to detail.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Texas State License in Veterinary Medicine is required. USDA accreditation and DEA registration preferred

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer       

What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Relaxed dress code
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid Time Off

Veterinarian, Emory University,Atlanta, GA

3-18-19

The Emory University School of Medicine has a July 1, 2019 opening for a veterinarian to join a well-established, AAALAC-accredited program.  Responsibilities involve the comprehensive practice of laboratory animal medicine and oversight of the anesthesia and surgery support services for surgical models and clinical care of large animals, rodents, and non-traditional species. The position will also include research support, IACUC participation, and didactic and clinical training of laboratory animal veterinary residents.

Qualifications:  Candidates should have a strong knowledge and/or interest in laboratory animal medicine and management and must be qualified by licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.  Specialty training in laboratory animal medicine and eligibility to sit for the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board exam are required.  Salary and any academic appointment will be commensurate with training and experience.

The requisition for the Assistant Staff Vet Scientist is now open and applicants are invited to apply at the following URL no later than April 30, 2019.

https://staff-emory.icims.com/jobs/33872/assistant-staff-veterinarian-scientist/job?hub=13&mobile=false&width=1152&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

*Please be aware that the online application incorrectly states that applicants must be licensed in Georgia. Applicants must be eligible for a Georgia veterinary license, but do not need have a license to apply. To confirm interest and with any questions contact Vanessa Lee, DVM, DACLAM, Division of Animal Resources, 615 Michael Street, Suite G02, Atlanta, GA 30322; vlester@emory.edu.

Experience Emory!


Clinical Veterinarian, Office of Animal Resources, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

3-13-19

The basic functions are clinical veterinary care of research animals; development and management of veterinary care and husbandry programs; and development and management of programs to ensure compliance with accrediting and regulatory organizations.

About the Office of Animal Resources
The University of Iowa provides a centralized animal care program through the Office of Animal Resources which reports to the Vice President for Research. The program includes animal housing facilities in the Colleges of Medicine, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Public Health. Additional sites affiliated with this program are the State Hygienic Laboratory in Ankeny, IA, the Iowa Raptor Project located near Lake MacBride, and the Lakeside Laboratory located near Lake Okoboji in Western Iowa.

The Office of Animal Resources (OAR) provides the expertise, care, and resources necessary for the maintenance of research animals. The OAR's mission is preservation of the University's animal research privilege and maintenance of a quality animal care and use program.

Required Application Materials
In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload two personal and current, documents and mark them as submission-relevant:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

For additional information and a detailed job description, please visit the departmental website at:  
https://research.uiowa.edu/office-vice-president-research/open-positions, requisition 19001707

Contact
Sarah Tillman
sarah-tillman@uiowa.edu

Please note regarding references: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Position Qualifications

Education or Equivalency Required
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

Required Licensure

  • Active veterinary licensure in at least one state is required

Required Qualifications

  • Effective communication skills to develop and maintain relationships and to influence compliance with policies and regulations.
  • Demonstrated job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the work/academic environment.
  • Proficient in computer software applications such as Microsoft Word Excel, and various database systems.
  • Valid driver's license is required, as well as an ability to meet UI Fleet Safety Driving Record Review Standards (https://uiowa.edu/riskmanagement/vehicle-use

Desirable Qualifications

  • Current experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine through a formal residency program or experience route; typically, two (2) years (if formal residency completed). 
  • Familiarity with current USDA and PHS regulations, and the AAALAC International accreditation process
  • Experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species and their housing from conventional to barrier to biocontainment facilities
  • Knowledge of university policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Experience with animal surgical suite management including USDA and non-regulated animals

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

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


Clinical Veterinarian, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

3-7-19

The University of Southern California, Department of Animal Resources, is seeking a responsible, self-motivated, organized, and knowledgeable individual for a position of Clinical Veterinarian. The Department of Animal Resources takes pride in providing optimal animal care for all animals housed at the university for the purposes of biomedical research and teaching. The Clinical Veterinarian will assist the Director of the department in supporting research programs and providing animal health care to a diverse animal population including both small and large laboratory animals.

Job Summary:  This individual will provide clinical veterinary care to animals; manage preventive medical programs; participate in IACUC activities; perform post-approval monitoring of protocols; provide training programs; provide consultation for research staff; supervise employees; and participate in resident training in an ACLAM-approved training program.

Responsibilities/Outcomes:

  • Provide clinical, diagnostic, and surgical services and care to animals
  • Manage preventive medical programs including rodent health surveillance, quarantine, and diagnostic laboratory activities
  • Participate in IACUC activities including investigator interactions, protocol review, and inspections
  • Perform post-approval monitoring of animal research protocols
  • Provide training programs for animal care and research staff members
  • Provide research support and consultation to principal investigators
  • Assist in maintaining university compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and policies
  • Supervise unit employees as assigned
  • Participate in training residents in an ACLAM-approved training program
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested within the scope of knowledge and abilities. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time

Minimum  Qualifications:

  • DVM degree or equivalent
  • Veterinary medical license in at least one state or eligibility for licensure in California
  • Three years of veterinary experience in a clinical or research setting
  • Strong clinical, diagnostic, and surgical skills with a variety of laboratory animal species
  • Completion of a residency training program in laboratory animal medicine, ACLAM board certification or eligibility, and experience working at an academic research institution are highly desirable
  • Excellent administrative skills including recordkeeping, prioritizing multiple tasks, researching information, scheduling, and applying understood policies and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

It’s an exciting time at USC.  We are world-renowned for our innovated education, academic excellence and path-breaking research in a vibrant region exploding with potential.  As a part of a university that is on an upward trajectory, excellent development and advancement opportunities are possible here.  Ultimately, you will support the university’s expansive, humanity-centered mission: “The development of human beings and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit.”

USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six (6) months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball and other campus events.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.

The application process is available under Requisition Number20071503 at: https://usccareers.usc.edu/


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

3-4-19

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

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

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

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

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

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


Assistant/Associate Professor, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

3-4-19

The Department of Comparative Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, is accepting applications for full time laboratory animal veterinary clinician at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

The Department consists of 31 faculty members including veterinarians, physicians, and basic scientists who provide a broad array of clinical and laboratory services and conduct research in metabolic disorders, microbial pathogenesis, cancer, behavior, aging, immunology and neuroscience. As a member of the Veterinary Clinical Services Unit, the appointee will share delivery of health care to a large, diverse, AAALAC-accredited animal resource program.  Additionally s/he will provide consultation and advice to about 350 principal investigators engaged in animal-based research and assist with IACUC protocol review.  Teaching obligations will include intramural lecturing in laboratory animal medicine and biology, mentoring of veterinary students and participation in clinical training of residents. 

Qualifications

A strong track record in non-human primate medicine, state-of-the-art anesthesia and/or surgery combined with a demonstrated interest in collaborative and/or independent research is preferred.  Basic qualifications include veterinary medical degree, license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state, and ACLAM board certification.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants please apply thorough Interfolio using the following link:  http://apply.interfolio.com/60825

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Please provide CV, cover letter, research statement, and three letters of recommendation.


University Attending Veterinarian and Director, University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR), Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

3-4-19

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) at Temple University is seeking qualified candidates and candidate nominations for the role of University Attending Veterinarian/Director of the University Laboratory Resources (ULAR).  This position provides support for the University’s research and educational mission through the direction and oversight of the institution-wide animal care and use program for all vertebrate animals used in biomedical research, teaching and testing. ULAR is an AAALAC accredited, USDA registered, program comprised of 55,000 sq. ft. of animal housing/support space that provides service support for a wide variety of laboratory animal research species.

This is a full time, non-tenure track, faculty position in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and reports to the Sr. Associate Dean of Research. The level of faculty appointment will be commensurate with the experience and academic achievement of the selected candidate.

The Attending Veterinarian (AV) ensures that the institutional animal care and use program complies with all appropriate federal, state and local regulations; adheres to AAALAC standards; and meets current veterinary standards for maintaining animal colony health; providing appropriate veterinary oversight and care; ensuring optimal animal welfare; and maintaining appropriate animal housing, equipment and daily care. The AV assists investigators with space utilization and specialized housing needs, evaluation/selection of new animal models and techniques, and refinement of experimental procedures to enhance animal welfare.  The successful candidate works collaboratively with the departments of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety and Occupational Health, as well as with industry partners and animal resource vendors. The AV oversees the development and implementation of training programs for investigator personnel in the humane care and use of laboratory animals. The incumbent prepares, and participates in, institutional site visits by external oversight organizations (e.g. AAALAC, USDA, OLAW) and serves as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and on other relevant committee’s (e.g.  Institutional Biosafety Committee, Animal User Committees).  The AV informs and advises University leadership regarding issues and policies pertaining to animal care, use and welfare.

The ULAR Director ensures that departmental facilities and programs meet all required regulatory standards and provides quality service for research faculty. S/he oversees all aspects of the administrative, veterinary and husbandry programs including: facility renovation and space allocation/utilization; husbandry care; preventive medicine, health surveillance and enrichment programs; medical and surgical treatments; budget preparation and cost accounting; purchasing/billing processes; and consultation and training of research investigators and personnel.

Additional information about LKSOM can be found at www.temple.edu/medicine

Candidate Minimum Qualifications

Education/Certifications:

Completion of an accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) program.  If degree was not attained in the US, a certificate of equivalent training (e.g. the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG)) accepted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is acceptable. AVMA board certification in laboratory animal medicine (DACLAM), or equivalent.

Experience:

A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in laboratory animal medicine, with a minimum of 5 years of animal facility administrative experience (leadership and/or managerial) within an academic environment. A minimum of ten (10) years supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing improvement of the University Animal Care and Use programs and service support for the research mission.
  • Direct knowledge of the current federal program requirements, standards and guidelines (USDA, OLAW) for the care and use of vertebrate animals in research, teaching, and testing; and the AAALAC accreditation process and standards.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in workforce management and budget oversight.
  • Demonstrated experience with a wide variety of research and teaching animal models.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Ability to function effectively as a member of the institutional animal care and use community, and work productively to support diverse constituents.
  • Ability to manage sensitive issues with discretion, tact and confidentiality.
  • Computer literacy in standard word processing programs and in internet applications.

Additional Certifications:

  • Current, active license to practice veterinary medicine in a state or territory of the U.S., and the ability to obtain PA state licensure within 3 months of hire.
  • Current National Veterinary Accreditation – Category II (USDA accreditation), or the ability to obtain accreditation within 6 months of hire.
  • Current DEA license (for use of controlled substances by the ULAR veterinary personnel).

Procedure for Candidacy

To be considered, please complete an online application: https://bit.ly/2TlntQ6

Application materials should include the following:  a cover letter stating area of expertise and qualifications, synopsis of accomplishments and professional goals, research/teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information including e-mail addresses for three references.  A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is strongly preferred.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please address your application to

Steven R. Houser, PhD, FAHA, Senior Associate Dean, Research, C/O Michael R. Lester, Senior Director Physician/Faculty Recruitment and Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, michael.lester@tuhs.temple.edu

For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities


Director of Research Animal Resources/Attending Veterinarian, Office of the Vice-President for Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

3-4-19

The University of Minnesota invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Research Animal Resources (RAR) on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus and Attending Veterinarian for the larger University of Minnesota System. The ideal candidate will be a visionary, strategic, collaborative, and inclusive leader with a track record of successful animal care program management. The University seeks a person with integrity who is committed to the highest standards of academic and research excellence. This is a full time appointment with a faculty rank commensurate with the experience and academic achievement of the selected candidate for the position. This position reports to the Vice President for Research.

Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. As the only Carnegie R1 (Highest Research Activity) institution in Minnesota, the five campus University System comprises 25,000 employees and over 62,000 students. The Twin Cities campus is located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities. Minneapolis-Saint Paul ranked 9th of 125 metropolitan areas in U.S News analysis of best places to live in 2018 (z.umn.edu/tcbest) and caters to all tastes with a lively arts scene, acclaimed eateries, and numerous opportunities for sports and outdoor recreation.

As Minnesota’s land-grant institution, the University is strongly connected to Minnesota’s communities, large and small, partnering with the public to apply its research and teaching for the benefit of the state and its citizens.

The University of Minnesota is a top ten public research university with annual research expenditures systemwide of more than $950 million. The University of Minnesota's animal program is AAALAC accredited. Animal research is conducted within our Health Sciences programs (the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Public Health and the Colleges of Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine), as well as in other programs such as the College of Biological Sciences, College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science & Engineering, and the Hormel Institute.

RAR consists of 150 employees, including seven veterinarians, twelve veterinary technicians, and over a hundred additional administrative and support staff, and manages twenty animal facilities in Minneapolis and St. Paul that are diverse and decentralized, supporting a wide range of species with an average daily rodent cage census of 24,000. The operating budget is approximately $18 million. RAR directly manages most animal care facilities on the Twin Cities Campus and indirectly oversees the management of laboratory animal facilities on other campuses.

RAR has a long-standing tradition of excellence in animal care and its mission is to foster knowledge and improve the health and well-being of humans and animals by advancing research, education and training in comparative medicine and biology.  In addition, they serve the public by ensuring observance of all legal and ethical standards pertaining to the use of animals for research and education at the University of Minnesota.

The Attending Veterinarian/Director of RAR provides strategic leadership in the use of animals in research and teaching at the University of Minnesota and is responsible for the well-being and clinical care of animals used in research, testing, teaching, and production. This responsibility extends to monitoring and promoting animal well-being at all times during animal use, and during all phases of the animal's life. This position also plays a key role in maintaining the University's AAALAC accreditation, USDA registration, and NIH Animal Welfare Assurance.

Candidates who are ACLAM diplomates are preferred but those with relevant experience in an RAR leadership role and diplomate status in another relevant veterinary specialty board are encouraged to apply. A veterinary medical degree from an AVMA accredited college or ECVFG certification and veterinary licensure in at least one U.S. state and strong experience in a research environment are required. The strongest candidates will have a vision for the program, strategic planning, and other management skills, and experience commensurate with leading an organization of considerable magnitude and diversity of research subjects. In addition, the successful candidate will have experience managing AAALAC accreditation

NOMINATIONS, APPLICATIONS, & INQUIRIES

Applicants must submit a letter of interest, a vision statement for how to lead the University’s RAR that includes the applicant’s relevant skills and experiences, a current resume or curriculum vitae, and three professional references to be considered for the position. To apply, go to https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/328891

To ensure full consideration, materials should be received as soon as possible. Review of applications and nominations for the position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 11, 2019.

Nomination letters should include the name, position, email address, and telephone number of the nominee, and should be sent to:

Lisa Warren
Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Minnesota
101 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

All applications, nominations, and inquiries will be handled in strict confidence.

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).