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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).


Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ and Newark, NJ

2-26-19

The Department of Comparative Medicine Resources (CMR), Veterinary Services at Rutgers University (RU), is seeking an energetic, self-motivated, and customer service-oriented individuals to join our expanding team as a clinical laboratory animal veterinarian.  We have 2 open positions one each in Newark and Piscataway/New Brunswick campuses. Research programs at RU encompass a broad range of biomedical research and educational disciplines, including neuroscience, cancer and behavioral research. CMR provides care and housing for multiple species of laboratory animals with an emphasis on rodents, large animals, agricultural species, and zebrafish. Our AAALAC accredited program consists of approximately 65 animal care and support staff, including six veterinarians and five veterinary technicians.

Key Veterinary Duties:

  • provide clinical veterinary care and oversight to a wide variety of animal species owned by the University and used in teaching and research
  • work closely with animal care staff to assure that appropriate housing and care is provided for animals
  • work with faculty and researchers who use animals in teaching and research to assure humane treatment of animals in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines
  • support research and teaching, through providing instructional and hands-on training
  • assist in novel technique development and perform clinical and technical services such as surgery, and surgical and anesthesia support
  • other duties as assigned

Key Regulatory Duties:

  • conducts detailed reviews of animal use protocols to ensure compliance with Federal regulations and guidelines and humane animal care and use
  • provides guidance to other committee members in the review process
  • provides guidance to researchers in preparation of protocols prior to submission to the IACUC

Qualifications:

  • Required: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (or equivalent degree) from an AVMA accredited or equivalent institution or ECFVG certification completion
  • Preferred: Completion of a post-DVM training/residency program in the specialty of laboratory animal medicine or equivalent specialized experience
  • Preferred: ACLAM Boarded or Board Eligible status
  • Ability to evaluate the health status of a wide range of animal species, a knowledge of industry best practices to optimize animal survival and well-being following disease outbreaks, surgical procedures, or other manipulations in a wide range of species.
  • good public speaking ability as well as teaching skills.

Certification:

  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine at least one state in the U.S.A. (New Jersey license preferred.)
  • Eligible for USDA accreditation

For a full job description, and to apply, go to

Newark Vet position link https://jobs.rutgers.edu/hr/postings/85791

New Brunswick/Piscataway Vet position link https://jobs.rutgers.edu/hr/postings/85786


Clinical Veterinarian, Charles River Safety Assessment, Ashland, OH

2-21-19

We are currently seeking a Clinical Veterinarian for our Safety Assessment facility located in Ashland, Ohio.

Responsible for providing professional veterinary services and assisting with the management of all phases of health care for the animal colony.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Provide clinical care for the animal colony.
  • Perform veterinary rounds as scheduled, and provide clinical care and preventive medicine support.
  • Perform surgical support and provide anesthesia, surgical and analgesic technical expertise/advice to facilitate protocol development.
  • Assist in the development and deliver training for staff. Training may include veterinary diagnostics, techniques and minor surgical procedures.
  • Provide animal health care guidance for veterinary services personnel as required.
  • Ensure that reports and other materials are prepared and submitted as required.
  • May participate in the response to internal/external inspections and quality assurance audits of veterinary or animal welfare type content.
  • Provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), including protocol review, program review and facility inspections. May serve on the IACUC committee.
  • Write, review and update veterinary care and/or necropsy SOPs as required.
  • Perform literature searches relating to veterinary subject matters.
  • Ensure facility is in compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines and standards that relate to animal care and use (e.g. USDA, FDA, AAALAC).
  • Make recommendations and assist in establishing and enhancing veterinary and animal care standards.
  • May use controlled substances and be responsible for maintaining appropriate records.
  • May develop new or innovative surgical techniques or other procedural improvements appropriate to research studies.
  • May assist in management of the activities of assigned section, including providing direction to junior employees, scheduling activities, and personnel development of veterinary technical team and husbandry staff.
  • Perform special projects and assist with administrative efforts as needed.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education:  Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.).
  • Experience:  Zero to two years related experience with animal care and surgical techniques.  Strong preference for experience in a research/lab animal/GLP environment.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:   Certification/Licensure:   Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state required. Ability to practice veterinary medicine in the work state highly desirable.  USDA accreditation or application submitted within 1 month of hire.
  • Other:  Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Ability to organize, prioritize work and meet deadlines. Good communication skills.

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com . Req ID #:   41762

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


Director In-Vivo research Services, Rutgers, Piscataway, NJ

2-8-19

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Director of Research Services for the Comparative Medicine Resource division. As part of CMR, the Director of Research Services directs Rutgers’ involvement with external in-vivo contract research as well as supports Rutgers’ faculty and staff research activities. With regard to external contract research, the Director negotiates, authors and executes contracts for the utilization of Rutgers in-vivo research facilities. The Director acts as the Principal Investigator and representative for all interactions with Rutgers IACUC to include protocol initiation, amendment, review and audit.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Provides training and collaborative opportunities between Rutgers research laboratories and core facilities where applicable.
  • Performs outreach activities to inform and engage industry members about in-vivo research opportunities at Rutgers/Research Services
  • Develops a strategic plan to grow the in-vivo services group.
  • Negotiates, collaborates on and executes in-vivo studies either on behalf of or in collaboration with the industry.
  • Provides and facilitates opportunities to support in-vivo research and grant activities to include study and model design, development, training and study execution.
  • Coordinates and facilitates collaborations between Rutgers faculty research laboratories and industry where applicable.

For more details and to apply, please go tohttps://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/85100

Key contact: Dr. Jeetendra Eswaraka, AVP Comparative Medicine Resources, Rutgers University- Jeetendra.eswaraka@rutgers.edu


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

2-8-19

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.


Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

1-30-19

Kansas State University, the nation’s first land grant university, invites applications and nominations for the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. The successful candidate will be a dynamic individual with a record of visionary leadership who can advance the College through a bold vision of the role of veterinary medicine in discovery, research, teaching and global health.  Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President, the Dean serves on the university's Deans Council.

The University:   Kansas State University is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive institution with an international reputation for excellence in research, undergraduate and graduate on-campus and distance education, extension, and outreach. The mission of Kansas State University is to foster excellent teaching, research, extension, and service that develop a highly skilled and educated citizenry necessary to advancing the well-being of Kansas, the nation, and the international community. The university has a student enrollment of over 22,000, including 3,700 graduate students, in nine colleges on three campuses located in Manhattan, Olathe, and Salina, Kansas. The university embraces diversity, encourages engagement, and is committed to the discovery of knowledge, the education of undergraduate and graduate students, and improvement in the quality of life of those served. The College of Veterinary Medicine is an integral component of this student-centered research university.

Manhattan, KS:   Kansas State University is located in Manhattan, KS in the rolling Flint Hills approximately 100 miles west of Kansas City. Manhattan has a population of 52,000 residents. The surrounding area offers excellent opportunities for outdoor activities such as camping, boating, hunting, fishing, hiking and biking. Mostly as a result of the university's influence, cultural and sporting events are at a frequency and quality rare in cities of this size. Manhattan offers affordable housing, extremely strong K-12 school systems and a strong town-gown relationship. Finally, direct commercial air service to both Dallas and Chicago means that Manhattan is just a short flight from major hubs across the nation. In short, Manhattan offers a variety of urban amenities yet retains the best qualities of a small university town.

The College of Veterinary Medicine:   Established in 1905, the College of Veterinary Medicine has awarded the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree to over 5000 students. Annual enrollment in the DVM program remains close to the target class size of 112 students. The College is organized into three academic departments and two service units: Anatomy and Physiology, Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology, and Clinical Sciences and the Veterinary Health Center and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, respectively. The College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University is Accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The pass rate for K-State graduates on the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination for the class of 2018 was 99 percent. Recently, the College was ranked No. 4 in the Top 10 Veterinary Schools in the U.S. by College Magazine.

Responsibilities:  The Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine is the chief academic and executive officer for the college. The Dean provides leadership, strategic vision, direction and support for:

  • all academic programs and curricular issues in the College;
  • high-quality student experiences;
  • continued excellence and growth in research programs;
  • faculty and staff development and oversight;
  • fostering a collaborative culture with faculty, staff, administrators and students supporting the College's missions;
  • effective fiscal stewardship and fundraising efforts on behalf of the College;
  • strategic planning and management aligned with the College's K-State 2025 goals;
  • excellence in education, research, clinical service and public

The Dean also has leadership and oversight responsibilities for the service centers housed in the College:

  • Veterinary Health Center and
  • Veterinary Diagnostic

Required Qualifications:

A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent degree from an accredited institution.

A distinguished record of achievement in the areas of research, teaching, service, or industry with evidence of professional distinction and national or international recognition in the field that merits appointment at the rank of tenured, professor within the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University.

Preferred Qualifications:

Successful candidates should show evidence of dynamic leadership experience, strategic vision, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and a proven record of success in an administrative position with responsibility for guiding strategy, motivating faculty, engaging external constituencies and fostering collaborative relationships across culturally diverse groups. It is highly desired that the successful candidate will have demonstrated success in alumni relations, fund development, external fundraising, financial management and the professional education of veterinarians. The Dean should also share the values and culture of the university, which includes a true concern for a diverse student population, a love of teaching and an accomplished research record.

Other preferred qualifications include:

  • earned Ph.D. or Board Certification in addition to Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree;
  • demonstrated success as an advocate to foster diversity and promote a collegial and constructive environment based on open communication, positive team building, and effective management;
  • evidence of success as a strategic leader with accomplishments in developing and growing innovative and effective programs;
  • demonstrated success in acquiring and aligning resources to achieve strategic goals;
  • evidence of success in collaborative leadership and implementing successful interdisciplinary programs that enhance the standing of the institution;
  • a record of promoting diversity, inclusion, and a global perspective among students,
  • faculty, staff, and in the curriculum;
  • clinical veterinary practice experience including but not limited to private practice, academia, corporate or military.

Application Process:   The Search Committee invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest and a vita), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the university. Inquiries, nominations and applications will be treated confidentially. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to (March 1, 2019). Anticipated appointment is by (July 1, 2019).

Kansas State University is being assisted by Harris Search Associates for this search. For further details please contact:

Jeffrey Harris, Managing Partner, Harris Search Associates
Tel: 614-798-8500 ext. 125    Cell: 614-354-2100
Email: jeff@harrisandassociates.com

Additional information about the position, the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University and the Manhattan community can be found at www.k-state.edu/provost/about/searches. In accordance with the Kansas Board of Regents policy, the university is required to run a background check on the final candidate.

Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.


Director of Bioreseources, AbbVie Bioresearch Center – Worcester, MA, AbbVie Cambridge Research Center – Cambridge, MA

1-28-19

AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott. AbbVie combines the focus and passion of a leading-edge biotech with the expertise and capabilities of a long-established pharmaceutical leader to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases.

The AbbVie Bioresources group, located in Worcester and Cambridge Massachusetts, is charged with maintaining the animal colony and vivariums at the AbbVie Bioresearch Center (ABC) and AbbVie Cambridge Research Center (CRC). The main objectives of this position are to ensure that the vivariums are in compliance with all regulatory requirements for maintaining and using animals in laboratory research, to ensure that the vivariums meet the needs of scientific groups conducting research with animals (e.g.pharmacology, toxicology/pathology, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics), and to provide for industry leading animal care, welfare, and ethical conduct.

The position will also serve as the senior interface between Bioresources and ABC/CRC's scientific community. This interface will ensure that animal use and related costs are judicious, that adequate training is available to scientists working with animals, and that animal use protocols for routine screening and exploration are appropriate. The candidate will also be responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional policies and procedures.

The position will lead the Bioresources staff, manage the Bioresources budget and act as the Site Veterinarian on matters relating to colony health and animal use.

This position is responsible for all facets of animal use at ABC and CRC; therefore, it is a pivotal position with respect to the ability of AbbVie to conduct animal research. The performance of the position will directly impact AbbVie's regulatory standing (USDA), accreditation (AAALAC), and pipeline. The candidate will be expected to represent AbbVie in key external organizations (e.g. AAALAC) and interact with and manage facility inspections conducted by USDA and AAALAC personnel.

Basic Qualifications:

  • DVM +/- advanced degree in applicable sciences with board certification in ACLAM and at least 10 years’ experience in managing a vivarium facility and staff.  
  • Candidate must possess an excellent understanding of regulatory aspects of animal facility management, including compliance with USDA regulations.
  • These requirements will ensure that only individuals with appropriate experience can be considered for the position.
  • Problem solving skills are essential for this position and will be necessary on three levels, including: the physical plant, the animal colony, and interfacing with Bioresources customers.

Apply at  https://abbvie.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/director-bioresources-7549


Resident Veterinarian, Save the Chimps, Fort Pierce, FL

1-23-19

Save the Chimps is seeking a Resident Veterinarian to join our team. We are a well established organization with a 20-year history and are seeking a seasoned professional who is passionate about our cause and who has a track record of working collaboratively with a team of professionals and caregivers to build a first-class clinical care program. This is a wonderful opportunity to further our already compelling mission by being a key participant in the accomplishment of our strategic goals to achieve recognized excellence in chimpanzee care and to build the capacity to serve 50-100 additional chimpanzees over the next several years.

Organizational Mission and History

Save the Chimps operates the largest privately funded chimpanzee sanctuary in the world. Located on nearly 200 acres on the Treasure Coast of Florida, the Sanctuary provides lifetime care and enrichment for chimpanzees rescued from research laboratories, entertainment, and the pet trade.

Save the Chimps was established in 1997 and is home to nearly 250 Chimpanzees. The work of the organization is accomplished by a nonprofit board of directors, more than 60 full-time employed staff, and a number of community volunteers.

The Role of the Resident Veterinarian

The Resident Veterinarian is primarily responsible for overseeing the effective functioning of the veterinary department and for ensuring that the medical care needs of our nearly 250 resident chimpanzees are adequately met. This position reports to the Executive Director and is a key member of the chimpanzee care team which is a collaborative partnership – dedicated to ensuring the optimal wellbeing of our chimpanzees – with the Director of Chimpanzee Care responsible for the basic daily husbandry needs and care of our chimpanzees) and the Behavior Manager (focusing on the behavioral needs of our residents), each of which report to the Executive Resident as well.

The Resident Veterinarian is also a member of the Senior Leadership Team which reports directly to the Executive Director and works effectively together to achieve collective results that are necessary to the accomplishment of organizational priorities and goals.

Primary Duties

The following is a list of the essential functions of the Resident Veterinarian position. This list is intended to be representative of the tasks required of the position description,

but is not all inclusive.

  • Provide full-time, highest quality, veterinary care for the chimpanzees.
  • Oversee Associate Veterinarian and veterinary staff ensuring proper care is given to the chimpanzees at all times.
  • Prescribe, dose and approve medications for individual health needs.
  • Perform and interpret diagnostic procedures including but not limited to radiographs, laboratory tests and physical exams.
  • Provide medical veterinary services, including but not limited to, wound care, dental care, and all surgically related procedures.
  • Research primate diseases, cutting edge treatments and build and maintain contacts with specialists.
  • Ensure that proper medical records are maintained on each chimpanzee.
  • Possess full knowledge of and provide training of all medical equipment available.
  • Maintain an active Florida veterinary license and active DEA license.
  • Function as Recapture Team Supervisor when requested with knowledge of escape procedures.
  • Participate on the safety committee and serve as a primary responder to all codes.
  • Provide ongoing education to all STC staff on veterinary topics.
  • Be available on-call 24/7 via telephone to provide emergency medical care as needed unless out of range with prior arrangements.
  • Maintain proficiency in anesthesia, anesthetic monitoring and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Perform euthanasia and necropsies as needed.

Sanctuary-wide Support

  • Participate in the development and refinement of Sanctuary policies, safety protocols, and emergency procedures.
  • Respond to emergency situations such as severe weather, serious chimpanzee fights, non-responsive chimpanzees (including CPR as needed), chimpanzee entry into the water, and injured or non-responsive humans.
  • Work collaboratively with the Behavior Manager and Research and the Director of Chimpanzee Care Services.
  • Provide value-added participation on the Senior Leadership Team to further campus-wide initiatives.
  • To provide liaison to the STC Board of Directors as requested.
  • Represent STC as necessary and contribute to fund raising by providing tours and lectures.

Qualifications

A Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from an accredited university is required. A minimum of five years of experience in primate veterinary medicine is also required, along with a solid working knowledge of individual chimpanzee health history and status. Prior management or supervisory experience and a demonstrated track record of building and leading effective care teams is strongly preferred. The incumbent must be willing to acquire a working knowledge of all federal, state and local laws and regulations associated with the operation, licensing and permitting of a chimpanzee sanctuary and the maintenance of laboratory, diagnostic and pharmacy administration functions. Essential professional and personal characteristics include demonstrated leadership skills, a collaborative approach to problem-solving, flexibility and compassion.

Physical/Environmental Requirements

The physical demands of the position include, but are not limited to: the ability to stand or sit for long periods of time; the dexterity to use hands to finger or feel objects, tools or controls; the ability to climb, balance, crouch, run, swim, etc.; strong sensory perception with regards to hearing, taste and smell, and complete visual acuity; and, the ability to lift 50 pounds.

The environmental demands relate to the potential for prolonged outdoor exposure to adverse conditions such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, and extremes of temperature. Proximity to chimpanzees requires tolerance of unpleasant behaviors such as spitting, throwing of feces and other objects, and displays that may include banging, kicking of structures, and loud screams or hooting. There is also the potential for exposure to infectious agents, toxic chemicals and cleaning compounds.

To Apply

All inquiries and applications should be directed to:

Todd Archer, Interim Executive Director
Save the Chimps
P.O. Box 12220
Fort Pierce, FL 34979

or

todd@savethechimps.org
772.429.0403

Effective Date: December 2018


University Attending Veterinarian and Director of the Department of Laboratory Animal Resources, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

1-17-19

The University of Maryland, College Park is seeking applications for the University Attending Veterinarian (UAV) and Director of the Department of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) position.

The University Attending Veterinarian (UAV) and Director of the Department of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) oversees the on and off campus care and use of animals in research, teaching and service programs at the University of Maryland. This includes a wide variety of vertebrate species used in biomedical and agricultural research and teaching. 

The UAV ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations and policies, as well as adherence to AAALAC standards; oversees several aspects of veterinary care such as husbandry, facilities, housing, preventative medicine and health surveillance, medical treatment, establishment of sedation, anesthetic and analgesic guidelines, handling and immobilization; ensures the legal purchase and transportation of animals within and between institutions and across states and country lines; and, develops, oversees and participates in PI/animal user training and outreach programs.

S/he participates in site visits and consultations by external oversight organizations (AAALAC International, USDA, industry partners, etc.) as necessary. The UAV serves as a member of the campus Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee and other relevant committees such as the Institutional Biosafety Committee, evaluating animal use protocols and amendments, providing guidance and support to committees, principal investigators and biosafety personnel, and, advises University leadership about issues and policies pertaining to animal care and use. 

As the DLAR Director, oversees the operations of the unit, ensuring that appropriate clinical care, facilities, housing, personnel and equipment are provided to meet the needs of University clients in accordance with regulatory and compliance standards. S/he serves as the facility veterinarian for the CARF, Vivarium, Biochemistry, Veterinary Medicine, Microbiology and IBBR facilities.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

Completion of an accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) program. If degree not attained in the U.S., a certificate (e.g. Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG)) of equivalent training accepted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is required.

Experience:

A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in laboratory animal medicine which includes institutional veterinary research (academic, industrial or government). Completion of a training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine with eligibility for certification in the field may be substituted for the three-year experience requirement. A minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience.

Experience overseeing a training curricula with the ability to prepare and present materials at training sessions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to communication, customer service, organization and ongoing improvement of University Animal Care and Use programs.
  • Direct knowledge of AAALAC accreditation process.
  • Must have intimate knowledge and familiarity with regulations, standards, and guidelines for care and use of vertebrate animals in teaching, research, and service.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with workforce management and budget oversight.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong consultative skills with the confidence and ability to enforce rules and make quick informed decisions.
  • Ability to effectively function as part of a team, and in collaboration with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion, tact, and confidentiality.
  • Computer literacy with standard word processing, MS Office Suite (i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint), email, and Internet applications.

Additional Certifications

  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in a state or territory of United States.
  • Must be USDA accredited.
  • Practitioner’s DEA license for dispensing of controlled substances.
  • Certification or eligibility to sit for the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Boards.

Preferences

  • Licensure in the State of Maryland.
  • Practitioner’s DEAlicense for dispensing of controlled substances, preferably in the State of Maryland.

Candidates must provide a Proof of Degree as a Supplemental Document with their application materials.

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Submit applications through the University of Maryland eJobs website:

https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/66483

Diversity Statement

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Clinical Veterinarian, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

1-14-19

The Clinical Veterinarian will be responsible for and provide care to research animals in assigned facilities. The Clinical Veterinarian will also participate in animal facility inspections, review IACUC protocols, develop standard operating procedures, and participate in the development and implementation of training programs for veterinary technicians, postdoctoral trainees, animal care staff, and investigators.

  • Observation of health status and maintenance of animal health records.
  • Conduct and/or order diagnostic tests.
  • Prescribe and oversee treatment medications.
  • Consult/assist researchers with protocol development.
  • Consult with investigators regarding animal model selection and proper animal use practices. 

Required:

  • DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state of the USA.
  • Obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in Texas within 6 months of hire.
  • Obtain a practitioner’s DEA registration within 6 months of hire.
  • 2 years’ experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principals and practices of veterinary medicine.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with the specialized equipment and materials used in veterinary medicine.
  • A thorough knowledge of all rules, regulations, policies and guidelines relating to the use of research animals.
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department personnel, investigators and research staff, and institutional administrators.
  • Experience in an academic research environment.

Preferred:

  • Completion of an ACLAM-approved residency training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • ACLAM board certification.

Please contact Becky Blackwood, DVM for additional information.
blackwoo@bcm.edu
713-798-5885


Clinical Veterinarian, Charles River Insourcing Solutions, Hamilton, MT

1-4-19

Charles River is seeking a Clinical Veterinarian for our Insourcing Solutions site located Hamilton, MT.

The Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for providing veterinary clinical care and research support as well monitoring colony health care for animals used at the lab animal facility in BSL2-4 environments.  Maintain, monitor and document the veterinary care and support as well as behavioral enrichment of multi species. Please visit the link below for full job description of duties.

https://jobs.criver.com/job/Missoula-Clinical-Veterinarian-MT-59801/527241200/

Qualifications: D.V.M or V.M.D from an AVMA accredited program or ECFVG certification. Four years laboratory animal experience with multiple species. NHP (old world and new world) experience a plus. Preference for experience working with infectious agents in BSL 2- 4 environment. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state required. Current ACLAM board certification preferred or acquisition within two years of hire required. Must be able to pass background security check and maintain enrollment in the bio-surety program or work in BSL 3-4.

About Insourcing Solutions
Charles River Insourcing Solutions℠ can streamline research by delivering operational and cost efficiencies through the strategic insourcing of GMP, GLP and non-GLP research services from discovery through safety assessment. Insourcing Solutions℠ provides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO) with over 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.  Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.

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 many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

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


Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

12-21-18

The University of Louisville (UofL) is seeking a highly motivated veterinarian to support its growing animal research program. Faculty appointment at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor commensurate with experience.

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

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

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


Attending Veterinarian / Laboratory Animal Resource Center Director, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

12-18-18

Oregon State University is recruiting to fill an Attending Veterinarian / Laboratory Animal Resource Center Director position. This position supports the University’s educational and research missions. S/he reports to and advises the Vice President for Research on development and implementation of policies that are consistent with the goals and objectives of the central administration. The incumbent serves two critical functions for the University: the campus Attending Veterinarian and the Director of the Laboratory Animal Resources Center (LARC), ensuring that the institution meets applicable standards for animal health, welfare, and veterinary care, consistent with the goals and objectives of the central administration.

This position reports to the Vice President for Research.  The position is currently 1.0 FTE and is a fixed term position.

Position Duties:

The AV ensures that the institution’s animal care and use meets appropriate standards for animal health, animal welfare, veterinary care, and provides veterinary consultation to all of OSU. The AV has the authority to make emergency treatment decisions for institution-owned animals, including euthanasia. The LARC Director ensures that LARC-managed facilities meet current standards, and provide services appropriate for investigators.  Additional resources needed to support the veterinary program and LARC facilities are presented to the VPR for review. The AV/LARC Director supports and consults with the IACUC on programmatic issues. The AV/LAR Director supports and consults with investigators, faculty, occupational health, health & safety, and other stakeholders on animal card and research protocols.

Fractions of effort listed below are estimates only. The incumbent adjusts the allocation of his/her effort according to the demands of the position.

The Attending Veterinarian (AV) (65%) ensures that the institution meets currently accepted standards and provides direct or delegated consultation on humane care and use of all animals covered by the campus Animal Care and Use Program. The program of veterinary care includes the following areas of responsibility: animal procurement and transportation, preventative medicine, clinical care and management, surgery, anesthesia, and analgesia, and euthanasia. 

Serves as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and potentially other committees and working groups that interface with the Animal Care and Use Program. 

The AV provides assistance to investigators and instructors to ensure that animal care and use under their direction meets or exceeds current Program standards.  The AV provides consultation regarding refinements to enhance animal well-being, and provides evaluation of and assistance with new animal research models and techniques. The AV will communicate effectively and respectfully both verbally and in writing. The AV will promote mutual respect and encourage working relationships that favor team work and shared understanding.

The AV participates in development and implementation of training programs for animal facility staff, investigators, instructors, and IACUC members.

Oversees formal arrangements for the provision of adequate veterinary care for animals used in off-campus animal facilities, including a written Program for Veterinary Care; designated authority to treat diseases and injuries; availability for emergency, weekend, and holiday care; herd health plans; biosecurity programs; and treatment SOPs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. DVM or VMD;
  2. ACLAM diplomate-eligible;
  3. Current, active license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, and ability to obtain an Oregon license within six months of hire;
  4. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration-eligible, with ability to obtain DEA registration within six months;
  5. National Veterinary Accreditation-Category II (USDA Accreditation) -eligible with ability to obtain accreditation within six months;
  6. At least 10 years of experience in institutional veterinary medicine (at an academic, industrial, and/or government institution with animal care and use facilities supporting research/ teaching activities);
  7. At least 5 years of experience in a leadership/ management role;
  8. A broad range of experiences with a variety of research and teaching animal models;
  9. Knowledge of current federal Program requirements and AAALAC accreditation standards
  10. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills;
  11. Ability to sustain constructive relationships with members of the animal care and use community and others across the institution

This position is designated as a critical  or  security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined  to  be  position  qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self- report  convictions  and  those  in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.

This position must demonstrate commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. ACLAM Diplomate
  2. Related experience at a land-grant institution

For additional information or to apply, please visit: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/70043