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Local Animal Welfare Officer, MilliporeSigma, Rockville,MD

4/23/21

A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 58,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your role:

The Attending Veterinarian (AV) will provide high quality clinical veterinary medicine for animal facilities at our (Rockville, MD) site and collaborate globally with colleagues fulfilling regulatory responsibilities including our Animal Use Review Board (MAUR). The Attending Veterinarian will also serve as the Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) and will support the site Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and interact with outside regulatory agencies including USDA and AAALAC intl. Furthermore, the AV/AWO role will assure the quality of care and animal facility environment follows corporate standards and policies; local, state, regional and federal regulations; and other guidelines. This position will report into the Global Animal Welfare Officer for NA/Israel.

Who you are:

  • Serve on the IACUC with overall responsibility for the care and use of laboratory animals
  • Educate investigators in understanding IACUC expectations and in the writing and preparation of animal use protocols; provide expertise and interpretation of animal welfare regulations to investigators as needed with attention on responsibility for 3R’s (Reduction, Replacement and Refinement of animal experiments), literature search for alternatives to procedures.
  • Track and Trend animal use and health data. Deliver on 3R (Reduction, Replacement and Refinement of animal experiments) KPIs.
  • Facilitate the smooth and efficient operation of the site IACUC, including facilitating animal use protocol review, conducting veterinary pre-review and be an active voting member of the IACUC, support the Post-Approval Monitoring activities, and semi-annual program reviews.
  • Participant in regulatory inspections/site visits and internal auditing groups.
  • Provide technical training for animal biomethodologies and actively work on application of 3R’s
  • Acts as auditor for animal using vendor qualification and supports Corporate AUV management team as needed.
  • Support the culture of caring at the local site of responsibility
  • Perform clinical veterinary rounds, assess all clinical cases, prescribe treatment and maintain animal health medical records.
  • Track and Trend morbidity and mortality of all animals, assess data to pull out trends that may indicate unanticipated outcomes, that are study related, other animal welfare incidents report these findings to IACUC and GAWO

Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM or equivalent degree, with a current State (US) veterinary license.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in a lab animal medicine in academia or industry or comparable field with record of increased responsibilities and accomplishments, including a minimum 3 years IACUC experience.
  • Highly skilled clinical veterinarian with direct experience in research animal welfare oversight, quality assurance, and IACUC functions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must possess clear understanding of regulations (e.g. USDA) and The Guide standards related to the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing.
  • Experience with AAALAC accreditation process.
  • Experience in a GLP and Toxicology Testing Environment.

What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

Curious?  Apply and find more information at https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=213935&company=merckgroup

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.


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DCM Director of Large Animal Surgical Services, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

4/21/21

To apply, please visit jobs.wustl.edu (req # 51636)

The DCM Director of Large Animal Surgical Services is a highly experienced board-certified laboratory animal veterinary medical specialist, responsible for the preventative, emergency and clinical veterinary medical care of the laboratory animals used in the Washington University research program.  Care is given in compliance with all federal, state, University and laboratory animal science-specific regulations.  Consults with principal investigators regarding research protocols and animal model development and reviews animal study protocols after their submission to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Directs the Large Animal  Surgical Service, which includes oversight of multiple surgical suites, supervision of veterinary technicians in the provision of anesthesia services and clinical care, and performance of surgery to create surgical models.  This position requires participation in emergency care after hours, on weekends and holidays on a rotating schedule with other veterinary staff.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Essential Functions):

  1. Provide veterinary medical care and surgical services to research animals 30 %
  2. Regulatory Compliance, protocol review and IACUC participation 20 %
  3. Directs the  Large Animal Surgery service, which includes oversight of multiple surgical suites, supervision of veterinary technicians in the provision of anesthesia services and clinical care, and performance of surgery to create surgical models 20 %
  4. Consults with investigators about animal models 20 %
  5. Other duties as assigned 10 %

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

  • Candidates must hold a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA Council on Education accredited veterinary college or school. 
  • Candidates must be a Diplomat of the American College of Laboratory Animal medicine
  • Five years’ experience as a laboratory animal veterinarian

REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION:  none

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

  • Diplomat of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)
  • 7+ years of experience serving as a laboratory animal veterinarian.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Missouri
  • Accreditation by the USDA

CRITICAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE: 

  • Broad knowledge of laboratory animal health/medicine, diagnostics, pathology, treatment, surgical procedures, and clinical care of a wide variety of research animal species.  Proficient surgeon, able to perform surgeries to support research projects. Demonstrated decision making skills with ability to work meeting goals and deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with principal investigators, research staff, veterinary staff, veterinary technicians and husbandry staff.
  • Strong knowledge of all applicable federal regulations, standards, and guidelines for all vertebrate animals used in teaching and research, including familiarity with AAALAC-International accreditation standards, as demonstrated in work history and credentials.
  • Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication and organization skills with ability to interact with all levels of the DCM and research staff.
  • Proficiency, knowledge and experience with computers and Microsoft Office Suite tools including Outlook, Excel, Access, etc.

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Director of the Comparative Medicine Group (CMG) and University Attending Veterinarian, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

4/21/21

The Director of the Comparative Medicine Group (CMG) and University Attending Veterinarian has the primary responsibility for providing veterinary clinical care and research support for animal research and teaching activities in K-State animal research facilities managed by the College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture, College of Arts and Science, and College of Health and Human Sciences. Key duties include:

  • Supervises the CMG staff and is responsible for overseeing the financial management of animal care and use facilities
  • Works closely with Animal Facility Manager(s) to oversee daily operations in animal care
  • Provides training and guidance to research personnel on animal handling, experimental animal techniques/procedures, and animal biosafety level (e.g., ABSL-1, ABSL-2, & ABSL-3) practices and procedures as required
  • Has direct responsibility for ensuring that all veterinary clinical standards of care, laws, regulations, and guidelines related to animal care and use, and biosafety/biosecurity are met
  • Directs CMG staff in working with the URCO staff on research compliance matters dealing with the Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
  • May be appointed by the K-State Institutional Official (IO) to serve as a voting member of the IACUC and IBC committees

The mission of the Comparative Medicine Group is to facilitate animal use in research and teaching, at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University by providing high-quality animal care in accordance with both federal and state regulations and AAALAC guidelines.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits

We Support Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:       

Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA Council on Education accredited veterinary college or school and be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Kansas
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with a wide array of research animal experience in both laboratory and livestock-based settings
  • AVMA Board Certified Laboratory Animal Veterinarian (Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine)

To apply go to: https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/510282/director-cmg-attending-veterinarian


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IACUC Director, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

4/21/21

Apply Online: https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_staff_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=21002442

The Director of the Animal Research Protection Division of the Office of Research Protections (ORP) is responsible for formulating the strategic business plan for all training and compliance activities regarding the use of animals in teaching and research at the University of Pittsburgh, and has accountability for the administrative and fiscal management of the division. The Director is also responsible for managing a staff of professionals to conduct activities on behalf of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), such as protocol review. The individual is responsible for formulating and implementing training programs to assure that University faculty, staff, and students are qualified to perform studies using animals, and that they are cognizant of all regulations regarding animal use. The individual collaborates with the IACUC Chair and Attending Veterinarian in developing and implementing policies, procedures and guidelines directed at animal welfare. In addition, the employee is responsible for developing a business plan for auditing research and teaching activities that employ animal subjects, as well as inspections to assure that all University, state and federal regulations regarding the use of animals are observed. The individual serves as a voting member of the IACUC, and is responsible for implementation of all activities mandated by this committee. The employee serves as a primary resource for the University community regarding animal use issues. The employee is responsible for formulating and monitoring annual budgets and supervising, evaluating and mentoring the staff members in the Animal Research Protection division of the Office of Research Protections.

Qualifications: PhD, DVM, or other professional degree or Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with CPIA (Certified Professional in IACUC Administration) credential.  Incumbent must have at least 5 years of animal research regulatory experience. 


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Clinical Veterinarian, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, in Atlanta, GA

4/19/21

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

This position will have responsibilities split between the Main Station in Atlanta, GA and the Yerkes Field Station in Lawrenceville, Georgia, with the week divided between the two sites.   At the Main Station, the Assistant Veterinarian will work in collaboration with and report directly to the Chief of Clinical Operations and at the Field Station; the Assistant Veterinarian will work in collaboration with and reports directly to the Assistant Director of Animal Resources, Field Station, as well as the Associate Director of Animal Resources.

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

Applications must be submitted online at the Emory website:

https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/65879/asst.-veterinary-scientist-(yerkes-main-%26-field-station)/job?mobile=false&width=1140&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Please contact Dr. Joyce Cohen with any questions about the position.  joyce.cohen@emory.edu


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Veterinarian Senior, Washington National Primate Research Center-Arizona Breeding Colony, University of Washington, Mesa, AZ

4/14/21

The Veterinarian Senior provides critical veterinary care to Pigtail Macaques used for research and breeding at the Arizona Breeding Colony.  This position will have the primary duties to include performance of specialized work related to the health, care, and management of nonhuman primates, management of breeding colonies, and regulatory compliance. This position requires clinical and surgical veterinary skills, the ability to maintain clinical records and databases, computer literacy, strong organizational skills, direct interaction with diverse groups within the WaNPRC, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • DVM, and a license to practice Veterinary medicine in at least one state. ACLAM Board certification preferred
  • The ability to obtain a license to practice in the state of Arizona and National USDA accreditation.
  • A minimum of three years of clinical and surgical experience with laboratory animals including nonhuman primates or completed lab animal residency.
  • Clinical proficiency with primates, a high level of technical skills specific to primates, understanding of animal welfare regulations, and an understanding and proficiency in biosafety principles. 

Apply online for req ID 188922: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=188922&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=veterinary&szReturnToSearch=1


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Clinical Veterinarian, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA

4/9/21

The Clinical Veterinarian (CV) supports training of Comparative Medicine staff regarding veterinary procedures on laboratory animals. The CV provides veterinary medical and surgical care, including emergency services, as needed for all laboratory animals housed at the center. The CV interfaces with investigators regarding animal health, experimental design and IACUC related issues and ensures that compliance oversight (USDA, PHS, AAALAC, IACUC, etc.) is maintained. The CV works with the Sr. Director, Clinical Vet, Managers, and Shared Resources Administration to ensure that CM is providing effective and efficient services to its users.

Requirements:

  • DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school and be licensed (or eligible) to practice in Washington State
  • certification (or board eligibility) as a Diplomat of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • USDA accreditation Category 1 or 2  

Applicants can apply through this link:

https://careers-fhcrc.icims.com/jobs/19108/clinical-veterinarian/job?mobile=false&width=1332&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-480&jun1offset=-420


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Faculty- Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

4/9/21

Position URL apply.interfolio.com/80837

Johns Hopkins University Research Animal Resources has a position available for a laboratory animal veterinarian with a faculty appointment in the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology. The successful applicant will primarily provide medical and surgical support for large animal and nonhuman primate research.  She or he will also take an active role in the ACLAM-recognized laboratory animal medicine training program, participate in regulatory activities and conduct clinical or collaborative research.  He or she will join 5 laboratory animal medicine faculty and 4 post-doctoral clinical trainees in providing clinical and research support for multiple species, including breeding colonies of marmosets and pigtail and rhesus macaques.

Requirements include a license to practice veterinary medicine in the US and a current driver’s license. Candidates must have excellent oral and written English capabilities, a thorough knowledge of current US regulatory standards, strong teaching skills, and the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals with minimal supervision. Applicants should also have a demonstrated ability to conduct clinical or collaborative research, a record of customer service, and the ability to seek out, build, and maintain positive collaborative relationships with investigators. Experience and proficiency with diagnostics, advanced emergency and/or clinical care, anesthesia, routine surgical procedures, and research support procedures in multiple species is expected. Preference will be given to candidates who have ACLAM or other clinical board certification and experience with pigs, sheep, dogs, ferrets, rabbits, and old and new-world nonhuman primates, as well as reproductive management of nonhuman primates.

Responsibilities may include: diagnostics, clinical care, and research support for non-rodent species; anesthetic and surgical support for an active large animal operating theater; preventive medicine for breeding colonies of macaques and marmosets; active participation in all aspects of the laboratory animal medicine training program; training for scientists and technicians in research and surgical procedures; conduct of clinical and collaborative research; participation in the institutional animal care and use committee; and consultation with investigators regarding research protocols.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, three professional references, and letter of application via Interfolio.

For further information regarding the position, contact:

Eric Hutchinson, DVM, DACLAM
Director, Research Animal Resources
Assistant Professor, Molecular & Comparative Pathobiology
Johns Hopkins University
720 Rutland Ave, Ross 459
Baltimore, MD 21205
410-955-3273 (office)
443-838-6409 (fax)
ehutchi8@jhu.edu

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.


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Associate Director, Comparative Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

4/7/21

The University of South Florida is searching for an Associate Director in the Department of Comparative Medicine.  The Associate Director is responsible for the supervision and direct control of the university's animal care and use program by ensuring that program, facilities, and practices of animal care and use are in accordance with all applicable regulations. This position contributes to the planning and managing of divisional budget; provides regulatory services; provides clinical and diagnostic veterinary services; conducts independent and collaborative research; and contributes to teaching and training requirements of program.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for the supervision and direct control of an animal care division staffed with more than 55 personnel, with an annual operating budget of more than $7 million. Serves as Director in his/her absence. Formulates, makes recommendations and/or approves, and implements policies and procedures to ensure that the animal care and use program, facilities, and practices of animal care and use fully exceed all requirements of the program's USDA registration, assurance to comply with PHS policy, and AAALAC accreditation. Directly supervises four Assistant Directors. Contributes to the planning and managing of divisional budget, revenue and expense planning, and approving expenditures (serves as Accountable Officer Designee).

Provides regulatory services by reviewing and making recommendations for revisions to draft research applications to the IACUC and IBC. Contributes to pre-performance reviews of research protocols. Serves as a member of the IACUC and IBC.

Provides clinical and diagnostic veterinary services. Develops and implements methods for evaluating, monitoring, treating, investigating, and recording animal health concerns. Ensures implementation of appropriate veterinary clinical medical, surgical, and peri-operative care, appropriate selection of anesthetics and analgesics, and practices that ensure balance is maintained between animal welfare and protocol specific aims. Contributes to the development and administration of animal health surveillance practices, quarantine, and animal importation/exportation.

Contributes to the development and implementation of training procedures and policies of veterinary medical, surgical, and technical activities involving animal research models. Contributes to medical student or resident training and to training of animal care staff, graduate students, and researchers in the care and use of animals, and surgical and medical models and techniques. Independently performs, assists, trains, and supervises others in veterinary medical surgical and research techniques.

Conducts independent and collaborative research. Acts as liaison with clinical and research faculty. Assists faculty with the design, development, and implementation of research protocols involving animals, and with the selection of appropriate models to recapitulate disease.

Performs other duties as required.  Prepares and makes presentations at regional, national, and international professional meetings and conferences. Attends meetings, seminars, workshops, training sessions as related to certification, continuing education, and professional development.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an AVMA-accredited veterinary medical college. At least five years of post-doctoral training or experience in laboratory animal medicine.

Currently licensed or eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Florida.

Board-certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).  Accreditation by USDA as Category II Veterinarian.

TO APPLY
Apply online at https://www.usf.edu/work-at-usf/careers/index.aspx    

Job Opening Number: 26871
Posting Date: 4/5/2021
Posting End Date: 4/19/2021
Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $145,000 - $160,000


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Clinical Veterinarian, Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University, Beaverton, OR

4/5/21

Applicants apply online at https://externalcareers-ohsu.icims.com/jobs/8675/assistant-clinical-veterinarian/job

The clinical (assistant) veterinarian provides veterinary clinical and preventative care within the Resources & Logistics Unit of the Division of Comparative Medicine. The position assures/provides preventive medical care and clinical care of approximately 5,000 non-human primates at the ONPRC and assists with breeding colony management and animal resource planning for the campus.  Knowledge of normal physiological parameters, typical disease processes, and diagnostics in non-human primates as well as strong written and verbal communication skills are required. This position requires work in areas where there is risk of exposure to zoonotic agents through injury, by direct contact with animals or their tissues and body fluids, or by contact with equipment contaminated by animals or their tissues and body fluids. Position requires persons perform essential functions of the position with or without accommodation. USDA Category I certification also required.

Preferred Qualifications for position include

  • ACLAM or equivalent board certification or eligibility
  • 1-2 years NHP experience
  • Knowledge and practice of biosafety level 2 & 3 procedures.
  • Understanding of epidemiology
  • Oregon Veterinary License and USDA Category II certification

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Director, Animal Welfare, Charles River Laboratories, US

4/5/21

Req ID #: 103078

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Corporate Vice President, Global Animal Welfare, this position directly supports corporate driven animal welfare and 3Rs initiatives related to responsible animal use, care and production across global business units. This position will support Animal Welfare Specialists across sites and will act as a key contact for animal-welfare related issues.

Essential Duties:

  • Support implementation of Charles River’s Humane Care Imperative program to ensure an awareness of the importance of the humane and ethical care and use of research animals in all activities conducted by business units working with or producing animals across Charles River’s global structure
  • Develop, analyze, and manage day-to-day animal welfare risk management tools and prepare reports and summaries
  • Develop internal policies and procedures to support corporate animal welfare risk management
  • Evaluate and report on animal welfare trends within and between business units over time
  • Support development of animal welfare-related training materials, including internal workshops and animal welfare networks, webinars, and training shorts
  • Assist with conducting site visits to evaluate programs and procedures, as well as facilities and equipment
  • Support the roles of the Animal Welfare Specialists and the Animal Welfare Teams at sites working with animals
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders to discuss, investigate, prioritize, and monitor uptake of new and ongoing animal welfare and 3Rs initiatives
  • Develop, support, and present animal welfare- and 3Rs-related content for external audiences
  • Participate in internal animal welfare-related studies and information-sharing to determine best practices
  • Direct management and mentoring of one or more direct report(s)

Job Qualifications

Education: Doctoral degree in veterinary medicine (DVM, VMD, BVSc). Additional training in animal welfare or toxicology an asset.

Experience: 5-7 years’ experience working in a research program with a wide range of species.

Certification/Licensure: Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state or province. Board certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine required (i.e., ACLAM or ECLAM). Board certification in Animal Welfare an asset (i.e., ACAW or ECAWBM (AWSEL))

Other: Demonstrated expert knowledge in regulatory oversight for research animals and expert knowledge of enrichment, behavioral management, and animal welfare for a range of research animal species. Excellent communication, leadership, and team skills with sensitivity to animals and people. Demonstrated skills in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, analysis (e.g., Power BI), and presentation software.

About Corporate Functions 
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 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. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

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 ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to crrecruitment_US@crl.com.  This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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

To apply, go to https://jobs.criver.com/job/Animal-Welfare-&-Enrichment-Management/727720200/?locale=en_US

Job Segment:  Toxicology, Manager, Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Science, Management, Research


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Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency. University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

3/31/21

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) is seeking a Veterinary Resident for our ACLAM-approved Residency.  Individuals who successfully complete this training program will meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the ACLAM board certifying exam.  Residents shall complete the standard training program in three (3) years.  Candidates are encouraged to enroll concurrently in a   "Masters of Science" degree program through the Clinical and Translational Science program in the OUHSC Graduate College as part of the residency experience.  A two (2) year option is possible for those already having an MS or those wishing to by-pass the MS option.  The resident will work alongside the other residents and staff veterinarians providing care, assisting with research, and leading training for care staff and researchers.
 
The OUHSC Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency includes rotations to University of Oklahoma – Norman (conservation research & care of wild species), Oklahoma State University (agricultural species research & care),  and the Oklahoma City Zoo (exotic species research & care).  Participation in weekly formal residency training sessions, clinical veterinary rounds, regular husbandry care rounds, and research study specific rounds are expected of all residents.  Attendance at local, regional, and national training activities are included in the residency experience.  The training program has six boarded faculty from ACLAM, ACVP, and ACAW who collectively provide  a full spectrum of residency leadership.
 
The  OUHSC is one of only seven medical campuses in the USA having all of the medical specialties at a single location.  The OUHSC hosts an AAALAC-accredited, USDA-registered and PHS-assured animal care & use program which is in the process of constructing a Translational Research Animal Facility for USDA-covered species and which will host a Bruker 4.7T research MRI unit.  This is an exciting and growing program for the right resident to take full advantage.
 
Requirements:
  • Having a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) from AVMA-accredited veterinary school OR will graduate with a DVM or VMD from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school by June 2021.
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state with ability to obtain Oklahoma licensure within 1 year of employment.
  • Availability to start not later than July 15, 2021
Candidates Should:
  • Possess a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of veterinary medicine.
  • Have excellent veterinary clinical skills.
  • Exhibit excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to establish professional and collegial relationships with department personnel, investigators, research staff, and institutional administrators.
  • Ability to balance concurrent multiple priorities and projects successfully.  
Interested candidates may contact Drs. Madeline Budda, Wendy Williams, or Ron Banks @ 405.217.5185 for further discussion.  The job announcement is also available on the OU website at:  
https://ou.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=210618&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago  The OU ‘Job Number’ for candidates applying on-line is:  210618
 
OUHSC is an Equal Opportunity employer, who values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.


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Animal Welfare Officer (University/Attending Veterinarian) University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

3/31/21

The University of Otago is New Zealand’s first university and a leader across all fields of academic endeavour – the humanities, sciences, health sciences and business.  

The Animal Welfare Office (AWO) functions to support biomedical research activities at the University of Otago, with responsibility for ensuring we maintain the highest international standards pertaining to all aspects of the welfare and ethical treatment of animals. The AWO is situated in a state of the art new facility allowing close contact with technical staff and researchers.  

The role
Animal Welfare Officer is a senior management role within the University of Otago’s Operations Group, reporting directly to the Head of Health and Safety Compliance. In this role you will lead a team of highly skilled and committed animal welfare professionals to ensure the highest level of animal care at the University.

You will be responsible for the University of Otago’s Animal Care and Use Programme, providing welfare and clinical care of all laboratory animals’ used in teaching, testing and research activities at the University. The Animal Welfare Officer oversees and provides medical and surgical care for research animals, Principle Investigator consultation, Animal Ethics Committee (IACUC) protocol review and professional training for animal care personnel.

Your skills and experience
We are looking for an experienced professional passionate about animal welfare and familiar with research and teaching environment. You will also be:
  • Qualified veterinarian [New Zealand Veterinary Council (VCNZ) registration or able to register with VCNZ].
  • Experience with the provision of veterinary services within a research facility.
  • People management experience.
  • Excellent understanding and practical application of animal ethics legislation and related standards.
  • Well rounded communication skills and good interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Experience with an AAALAC-accredited programme and Laboratory Animal Medicine specialist qualifications will be an advantage.
Further details
The University of Otago offers an outstanding working environment in one of the most beautiful campuses in the world, combined with a work-life balance Dunedin has to offer.

This is a full time, permanent position.

Position details: Full Job Description
Location: Read about Dunedin, New Zealand

Salary Level and Range
The University of Otago is offering a competitive remuneration package depending on experience and qualifications plus the opportunity to develop and expand your career by being part of a forward thinking team.

Application
To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button in this link: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=2100711

Applications quoting reference number 2100711 will close on Sunday, 9 May 2021.

Confidential enquiries can be made to Andrea McMillan (Head of Health and Safety), andrea.mcmillan@otago.ac.nz

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Veterinarian/Senior Veterinarian, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

3/31/21

Provides clinical care for a variety of laboratory animals that the University uses for biomedical research. Assists the Director in assuring compliance with animal care regulations that govern the use of laboratory animals.
 
Responsibilities
  • Provides care to research animals in assigned areas, including the observation of animals, diagnosis and treatment of clinical conditions, prescription and monitoring of necessary medications, and maintenance of animal health records.
  • Provides anesthesia and surgical support as well as postoperative care for clinical and research procedures.
  • Assists researchers in protocol development, animal model selection and optimization, and proper animal care practices.
  • Provides IACUC veterinary review and assists in facility inspections, policy development, and other related activities.
  • Assists the Director in maintaining compliance with animal care regulations.
  • Establishes strong working relationships with departmental personnel, research staff, and institutional administrators.
  • Evening and weekend clinical coverage is required and the ability to respond promptly to emergencies is essential.
Qualifications    
DVM/VMD degree, U.S. license to practice veterinary medicine, ability to obtain licensure in the state of Utah, ability to obtain a DEA registration, and completion of a formal postdoctoral Laboratory Animal Medicine residency program required. ACLAM certification is highly desirable. The successful candidate must have complete knowledge of animal care regulations and experience with AAALAC accreditation. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (spoken and written) are essential.
 
Apply here: https://employment.utah.edu/salt-lake-city-ut/veterinariansr-veterinarian/CD0EEEB909E24A3988F6C4642CF13713/job/

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Attending Veterinarian/Principal Scientist, Contract Research and Vivarium Services, Absorption Systems, San Diego, CA

3/23/21

The Attending Veterinarian/ Principal Scientist is responsible for ensuring good clinical care of animals on all studies in the vivarium, as well as colony animals not on study. In addition, the individual would participate in Medical Device studies in the functional role of a Study Director to conduct and oversee surgical procedures, post-operative care and diagnostic imaging. The position requires written and oral presentation of scientific data for the purpose of Sponsor reports as well as presentation at scientific meetings and/or preparation of manuscripts for publication. Expertise to guide investigators (Sponsors) on the approaches necessary to evaluate their device based on disease mechanisms is valuable.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The Attending Veterinarian/ Principal Scientist will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage the clinical care of all animals in the vivarium.
  • Provide clinical and technical support to internal and external customers regarding ASC Research Models and Services.
  • Direct, implement and oversee health monitoring and genetic management programs including interpreting laboratory results, developing and implementing corrective actions, leading surgical device efforts, technical oversight of veterinary staff, and other related duties.
  • Develop and deliver clinical and technical training to ASC veterinary staff, including efforts to continually refine and adopt new and best practices
  • Perform surgical support and provide anesthesia, surgical and analgesic technical expertise/advice to facilitate protocol development.
  • Participate in internal/external inspections and quality assurance audits of ASCoperations and critical vendors.
  • 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.
  • Add in ensuring facility is in compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines and standards that relate to animal care and use (e.g. USDA, FDA, and AAALAC).
  • Manage the conduct of preclinical Medical Device studies as Study Director
  • Develop and execute research studies to expand research capabilities.
  • Write or revise Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to assure facility compliance with applicable regulations, client expectations, and current industry standards.
  • May develop new or innovative surgical techniques or other procedural improvements appropriate to research studies.
  • May assist in management of the activities within ASC, including providing direction to junior employees, scheduling activities, and personnel development of veterinary technical team.
  • AV role would account for approximately 75% and SD role about 25%
  • Perform other duties as directed by Management.

Requirements:

  • Ability to perform duties and responsibilities with minimal supervision.
  • Must be flexible to work various schedules and hours as well as provide comprehensive, after-hours, and on-call coverage as needed.

Education:    

  • Degree in veterinary medicine (DVM) required. Additional education in lab animal research (M.S. or Ph.D.) is desirable.
  • Additional training in the GLPs and other applicable regulations required.

Experience:

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience preferred.
  • 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. California veterinary licensure required within 1 year of hire. USDA accreditation or application submitted within 3 months of hire. ACLAM eligibility or accreditation is highly desired.
  • Other: Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Ability to organize, prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong diagnostic and problem solving abilities are required.

Benefits

Absorption Systems cares about our work community and offers a variety of benefits allowing employees the opportunity to customize a benefits package that meets their personal needs. Company benefits include the following:

  • Medical Insurance Plan with Employer Contribution
  • Dental Insurance Plans with Employer Contribution
  • Vision Insurance Plan with Employer Contribution
  • Health Reimbursement Account Funded by Employer
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Life and AD&D Insurance 100% Employer Paid
  • Voluntary Life/AD&D Insurance for Employee, Spouse & Child(ren)
  • Short- & Long-Term Disability 100% Employer Paid
  • 401k
  • EAP

About Absorption Systems, a Pharmaron Company

Absorption Systems, founded in 1996, assists pharmaceutical and medical device companies in identifying and overcoming ADMET (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion and Toxicity) barriers in the development of drugs, biologics and medical devices. Additionally, Absorption Systems goes deep into each of those areas, offering in vitro, in situ  and in vivo  models to assess the properties in question. The company's mission is to continually develop innovative research tools that can be used to accurately predict human outcomes or to explain unanticipated human outcomes when they occur. The CellPort Technologies platform, a suite of human cell-based test systems for drug transporter characterization, exemplifies Absorption Systems' commitment to innovation and is soon to be an industry assay standard for in vitro  drug interaction assessment. Absorption Systems has facilities in Exton, PA, San Diego, CA, and Boston, MA to serve customers throughout the world.

Alongside of our enthusiasm for science and research, we have a passion to see each and every one of our employees grow and succeed both personally and professionally. We encourage our employees to continually enhance their ability to contribute to the success of the organization and advance their careers. Absorption Systems is committed to creating an environment where individuals are encouraged to grow and work in collaboration with each other while being passionate about innovation. The professional culture of our organization is a goal-oriented environment full of internally driven and motivated professionals. Our company is unique in the fact that there is freedom for autonomy to execute and the ability for each employee to grow in directions that align their individual aspirations with company growth.

Please visit http://www.absorption.com  to learn more.

Absorption Systems is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.


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Clinical Veterinarian, University of Texas Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

3/23/21

UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA) is seeking a Clinical Veterinarian for the Department of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR).  UTHSA has a large, diverse, AAALAC accredited animal research program.  The DLAR has a staff of 40+ personnel including three veterinarians.  Vivaria are located on two, geographically distinct campuses with barrier and BSL3 capabilities.

Responsibilities for the position include:

  • Provide preventive and clinical veterinary care to all laboratory animal species
  • Provide comprehensive surgical support and post-operative care for animals receiving surgical procedures
  • Provide veterinary review of IACUC protocol documents
  • Contribute to the development of institutional and departmental animal care and use policies and procedures
  • Provide didactic and hands-on training of personnel in the appropriate care and use of laboratory animals
  • Provide consultation to investigators regarding animal models, experimental design, and logistical research support 

The ideal candidate will have training or experience in laboratory animal medicine and surgery to include familiarity with pertinent laws, regulations and policies governing the use of laboratory animals, strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, computer proficiency and presentation experience.

Minimum Requirements: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an AVMA accredited institution with a minimum of three years of job-related experience and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the United States. ACLAM board eligibility or board certification preferred.  Under FLSA, incumbents in this position are exempt.

Please apply online at https://uthscsa.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/search/1490589

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER


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Clinical Veterinarian, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

3/18/21

West Virginia University seeks a Clinical Veterinarian who will have a joint appointment in the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources (OLAR) (70%) and Davis College of Agriculture (30%) in Morgantown WV. OLAR provides animal care for all animals used in biomedical research at WVU. The Davis College of Agriculture has several farm operations in Morgantown and surrounding areas. The Morgantown farm has broiler and breeder chickens, over 200 sheep and 30 Hereford cows. There is a certified organic farm in Morgantown housing approximately 80 sheep. The Reedsville farm has primarily beef cattle composed of approximately 100 commercial cows. Additionally, this location is home to a newly established equine facility where WVU owns 8 horses and hosts outside events.

West Virginia University is a land grant public institution with 303 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and an enrollment of approximately 34,000 students including 6,200 professional and graduate students. The Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Nursing, Hospitals, the Eye Center, and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. The HSC vivarium has recently been renovated and expanded and can accommodate a variety of species and experimental procedures. In addition, OLAR manages vivarium space at the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, Life Science Building, and Food Animal Research Facility. Representative species include rodents, rabbits, aquatics, birds and agricultural animals. Morgantown has a population of over 30,855 people and is consistently rated as one of the best small cities in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside, many outdoor recreational activities, and proximity to major cities, including Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC.

The Clinical Veterinarian will help administer an animal care and use program that is in regulatory compliance and exceeds USDA, OLAW, and AAALAC standards. This position will work closely with the OLAR/Davis College veterinarians and veterinary technicians to provide state of the art veterinary care for research/teaching animals. This individual will provide veterinary coverage, including on-call/after hours care, for the veterinary care program (OLAR and Davis College) to include herd health, clinical/diagnostic treatments, internal medicine, and surgery to the biomedical research locations and farms in Morgantown, Reedsville, and occasionally other college farms at greater distance depending on needs. The Clinical Veterinarian will provide IACUC protocol advice to PIs and research staff and will provide clinical and surgical support for biomedical and agricultural studies as appropriate. The Clinical Veterinarian will share rotating on-call duties and provide back-up clinical care with other WVU veterinarians (covering both agricultural and biomedical animals) and will help develop and maintain written and/or computerized records, SOPs, and policies regarding veterinary care and health surveillance programs and for regulatory compliance purposes.

Successful applicants at a minimum will hold a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited program or equivalent, and two (2) years of experience working with domestic, farm, and/or laboratory species. The individual should have an interest in providing veterinary care for animals used in research and teaching in both a traditional agricultural and biomedical setting. Post-doctoral training in laboratory animal medicine, large animal medicine/surgery or equivalent experience is desired. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to develop collegial relationships with researchers, farm/husbandry staff, students and stakeholders are essential to this position. WVU provides a nationally competitive salary with medical and retirement benefits. An allowance for moving expenses is available.  

Requirements - Current veterinary licensure in at least one state is required, with the expectation that WV licensure will be acquired within the first 6 months of employment. - Valid driver’s license is required.

Interested candidates apply to:  https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/staff/jobdetail.ftl?job=15931&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname  with a cover letter describing your background, work philosophy, why you are interested in this position, and your future career plans. - Current resume. - Contact information for three (3) professional references.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.


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

3/17/21

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

Shared program responsibilities will include but not be limited to: 1) assisting in the management of UofL animal facilities including clinical care and health monitoring associated with rodent quarantine, transgenic animals, 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 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 identity 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 employment@louisville.edu or 502.852.6258.

How to Apply

University of Louisville Current Openings: Job ID number -  40708

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

Only ONE attachment can be uploaded per application. If you wish to include a cover letter or other documents, please combine them as one document with your resume/cv, save the document with a simple short title that contains only letters, spaces, or numbers, and then upload
Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 1980 Arthur Street - Louisville, Kentucky 40208.

If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6258 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.


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Clinical Veterinarian (C143373), University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

3/17/21

This position provides veterinary care in accordance with regulatory and accreditation requirements and available professional standards to oversee and implement the University of Illinois at Chicago Animal Care Program. Responsible for staff training, regulatory compliance, veterinary care, animal welfare and research support.

  • Ensure adequate veterinary care by developing and supervising programs in preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic medicine; includes examining animals, diagnosing and prescribing appropriate therapy, medical treatments or special conditioning requirements, and assessing colony health status.
  • Review and update established policies and procedures; develop and evaluate new policies and procedures to improve operational standards and efficiency.
  • Develop and monitor programs for the appropriate pre and postoperative care, appropriate use of anesthetics and tranquilizers, and consulting with investigative staff and supervising staff usage.
  • Perform post approval monitoring of surgery areas outside the core animal facilities.
  • Develop and monitor programs to ensure use of appropriate euthanasia techniques including review of techniques in use, advising investigators on appropriate and/or alternative techniques and inspecting laboratories to ensure compliance with Animal Care Committee Policies and Guidelines.
  • Perform regular inspections of service areas in conjunction with the supervisory staff to ensure compliance with BRL husbandry standards, the Guide and the Animal Welfare Act.
  • Support administrative functions of the Animal Care Committee by reviewing assigned protocols for animal use; providing expert advice to subcommittees, and evaluating policies, guidelines and programs.
  • Provide veterinary and administrative support for projects involving chemical, radiologic and biologic hazards, including BSL 2 and 3 agents.
  • Collaborate with the supervisory staff to review performance of animal care staff assigned to various facility areas.
  • Perform academic duties and functions in support of the educational function of BRL, the UIC Animal Care Program, the UIC Graduate School and the advancement of knowledge in laboratory animal medical and science.
  • Participate in the postdoctoral training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine by serving as a veterinary mentor, presenting lectures, seminars and ground rounds, supervising the clinical rotational assignments of trainees and serving on research advisory committee as appropriate.
  • Participate in technician training and continuing education programs by developing, reviewing updating and presenting materials in the training program. Collaborate to update and present in-service training and reinforce policies and procedures of animal husbandry program.
  • Evaluate environmental controls, husbandry practices, and enrichment of animals in respective service areas.
  • Develop, review, update and present teaching materials for graduate courses offered by the BRL.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine.
  • Successful completion of an ACLAM recognized training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine, which may include post-doctoral training in Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience of Laboratory Animal Medicine (may include experience during training).
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the US (state of Illinois license required within one year of employment). USDA Accreditation at the time of application.
  • Must be service oriented and have the ability to work independently.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal, mentoring and teaching.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, current resume and three references with your online application at:

https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=143373&job=clinical-veterinarian-biologic-resources-laboratory

Closing Date: April 15, 2021.

Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Illinois is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a community of excellence, equity and diversity. The System Offices welcome applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual minority groups and other candidates who will lead and contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit:

 https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899

Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. 


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Project Director-Veterinarian, Bionetics, Little Rock, AR

3/12/21

The Bionetics Corporation is seeking a Project Director-Veterinarian to join our team of research animal care professionals at the National Center for Toxicological Research Center (NCTR) in Jefferson, Arkansas.  Bionetics is a national government services contractor specializing in Life Science and Engineering with locations nationwide. Bionetics offers a competitive salary and benefits package to include: medical, dental, vision, 401k with Company matching, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, etc.

Jefferson is located approximately 40 miles south of Little Rock, Arkansas.  It boasts a reasonable cost of living and offers a wide variety of outdoor activities to include fishing, hunting, water sports, etc.  So if you are tired of the hustle and bustle of city life, this could very well be the opportunity you are looking for.

JOB SUMMARY

The Project Director/Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian oversees the daily operation of the contract at NCTR. This position provides veterinary support as needed to NCTR laboratory animal programs consistent with NCTR guidelines, IACUC and EHS programs. Participation in the veterinary medical care program for other animal species may be included as a smaller component of the duties of this position, and will depend on the needs of the Division of Veterinary Services (DVS) and availability after commitments to the NHP colony are met. Responsibilities include oversight of daily operations to include managing a diverse workforce, interacting with government personnel, ensuring treatment of laboratory animals is in accordance with regulations, providing veterinary support when a DVS veterinarian is not available, etc. May be required to participate in emergency call schedule and after-hours veterinary care, ICU night, weekend, and holiday coverage with other DVS veterinarians as required. All services must be provided in accordance with all applicable regulations. This position actively participates in research protocols as a co-investigator or, at a minimum, provides advice, consultation, and technical/medical/surgical services to the NCTR investigators who utilize NHPs in research protocols.  This position may also serve on the IACUC, or may serve as a resource to the IACUC on matters regarding the health and well-being of NHPs and other animal species.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:  

  1. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent required. Must possess a degree from a veterinary college accredited by the AVMA Council on Education or possess a certificate of equivalency from ECFVG (AVMA) or PAVE (AAVSB).
  2. Must have a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one (1) state, Arkansas preferred.
  3. Completion of a residency program in laboratory animal medicine and certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) with a research degree (MS or PhD) is preferred.
  4. Minimum three (3) years experience required in clinical laboratory animal medicine which must include nonhuman primates (NHPs).
  5. Experience with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) activities and research protocol review/approval process, and/or consultant service to the IACUC.
  6. Possess experience directing a large and diverse animal care and/or technical procedures and formulations service workforce in an AAALAC accredited facility. Also requires experience in managing Occupational, Safety and Health and GLP-focused Quality Assurance program.
  7. Must have knowledge of laboratory animal technician duties and training.
  8. Experience in designing, administering, and directing an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Program required.
  9. Must possess excellent knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations governing Animal Care/Diet Preparation facilities.
  10. Good knowledge of both spoken and written English.
  11. Must be a legal resident of the United States.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides on-site supervision to ensure all functions of the contract are carried out in an efficient, courteous and professional manner.
  • Oversees all aspects of the NHP colony health, including health surveillance.
  • Provides diagnostic support and treatment of sick or injured animals.
  • Directs the preventive medicine program.
  • Assists Investigators with developing research protocols.
  • Provides direction and oversight of colony management personnel.
  • Provides training and instruction on techniques associated with research animal use for technicians and the NCTR research staff.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of the environmental enrichment program
  • Ensures NCTR policies and procedures are followed and keep the contract in compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations and guidelines.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Occasionally – Climbing, Stooping, Kneeling

Often – Reaching, Standing, Sitting, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Talking, Hearing, Seeing             

Lifting/Moving Requirements – Minimum of 50 pounds

Environmental/Working Conditions:

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

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

Candidates should submit their resume to: staffing@bionetics.com


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Assistant/Associate Director, IACUC, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

3/10/21

The Assistant/Associate Director (AD) of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Program (IACUP) works under the general direction of the Director of the IACUP and works closely with  Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) members, faculty, research staff, veterinarians and veterinary staff, and Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) husbandry management in support of the University’s research mission. The AD is also responsible for the management, supervision and development of administrative analysts within the unit. 
Additionally, the AD is charged with the management and execution of IACUC member training and continuing education program as well as ensuring IACUC members, faculty and research staff receive RIO (electronic protocol management system) training and orientation.

The AD is specifically responsible for the ongoing management of the IACUC and its administrative support staff, execution of the ongoing administrative protocol regulatory pre-review process, and integration and coordination of the veterinary review. The AD also plays an integral role in the regulatory portion of the program to help ensure that all UCSF animal research proposals are in compliance with applicable federal and state regulations, and University policies and procedures. In coordination with the Director and LARC veterinarians, the AD serves as Committee liaison with Principal Investigators (PIs) and is the entry point for all protocol applications and modifications that enter the system, providing regulatory guidance and scientific input to prepare the applications for formal Committee review. 

The AD is integral to maintaining current regulatory documentation for the program, including but not limited to drafting policies and guidance documents for review by the Committee, the IACUP Director and the Institutional Official. Additionally, UCSF’s Association for the Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International accreditation occurs every three years and allows the institution to demonstrate its commitment to responsible animal care. As the gold standard for laboratory animal care, AAALAC, International evaluates all aspects of the program, and the AD's knowledge and expertise is vital to assisting the organization in maintaining excellence in the program and UCSF's accreditation. The AD plays an integral role in re-accreditation process, including preparation of the Program Description, the site visit itself, and facilitating resolution of site visit findings. 

The AD uses advanced research compliance concepts to interpret highly complex and broad regulations, policies and guidelines. Regularly works on highly complex research compliance issues where analysis requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to anticipate and identify problems and develop and implement the appropriate response and/or action. Serves as a technical expert and advisor to department head.

Reporting to the Director, the AD of the IACUP will have primary responsibility for administrative IACUC support, direct management of the protocol review process, and business management of the IACUP Office administrative staff. This position will assist the IACUC and Director with interpreting federal legislation and other policies. The AD will work with University-wide committees to disseminate information, provide guidance, leadership, and develop policies and procedures to assure efficient and user-friendly protocol review process and University compliance with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare at National Institutes of Health - NIH (OLAW) regulations and AAALAC, International guidance. The AD will have frequent communications with faculty and departmental administrators and will work collaboratively with many University Offices. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to: create, coordinate, and implement strategies to improve office productivity, efficiency of protocol review, and faculty support. This will include being a resource to investigators for protocol development, focusing on scientific models, animal use and numbers justification, and consistency between experimental design, standard procedures, and endpoints. The AD will assist the Director in long term strategic planning initiatives and regulatory reporting, AAALAC Program Description and site visit preparation, and assume primary office leadership responsibilities in the Director's absence.  The AD will serve as the Director's alternate on the IACUC.

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Program (IACUP) office supports UCSF’s research mission in providing animal welfare oversight, support for the review and approval of research projects, and training to the research community. The IACUP also shares responsibility with other program stakeholders to ensure the program meets all state and federal regulatory requirements (OLAW/NIH for receipt of federal research funds, USDA-APHIS to maintain our USDA Registration) and maintains UCSF’s AAALAC, International accreditation through both pre- and post-approval processes.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific area related to laboratory animal science and research methods or related degree and/or equivalent experience/training
  • Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) within one year of hire
  • 5 or more years of experience in laboratory animal research, including experience in IACUC administration and program management or related work experience
  • Advanced knowledge and ability to apply all relevant federal, state, and university regulations policies, and federal guidance documents
  • Advanced knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research design, scientific research concepts and terminology
  • Strong proficiency in public speaking, and writing. Must be comfortable speaking to large audiences and explaining complex regulatory requirements to both scientists and lay people
  • Excellent knowledge of computer systems, their use and applications; especially software applicable to protocol submission workflow management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.   Ability to compose reports, correspondence, and summaries in a comprehensive and organize manner
  • Ability to work in a hiqh-volume environment, overseeing and prioritizing multiple diverse tasks with deadlines
  • Demonstrated self-discipline and independent judgment completing highly complex, broadly defined assignments
  • Strong understanding of skills and tasks to provide superior customer service to facilitate research
  • Pre-employment health screen and annual follow-up to participate in activities within animal use areas. Participation in the occupational health program
    Note: Physical/health screening required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s or Doctorate degree in a related field (e.g., animal science, veterinary medicine)
  • Master’s in management/administration
  • Licensure in Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Technology or AALAS certification as a Laboratory Animal Technologist
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with faculty, staff and other program offices through productive collaboration (LARC, EH&S, Occupational Health, IT); ability to lead and mentor others - strongly preferred
  • Experience in an Academic Medical Center Faculty environment - strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of principles of animal care and standards for animal facilities
  • Knowledge and/or skill in the use of a wide variety of animal research model

License/Certification

  • Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA) within one year of hire

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. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values: UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

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.

Posting link:

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=6495&siteid=5861#jobDetails=3118714_5861


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Assistant/Associate Professor- Laboratory Animal Medicine Veterinarian, Pathobiology/College of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL

3/10/21

In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University demonstrating “Excellence in Every Way”, the ideal Assistant/Associate Professor will possess the willingness to use his or her expertise to assist in the University’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.
 

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities

  • Candidate must develop a syllabus and teach the core course, Avian, Exotics and Laboratory Animal Diseases to DVM students.
  • Serve as an attending veterinarian and member of the Tuskegee University Animal Care and Use Committee.
  • Possess or secure within one year of employment, the “Alabama Veterinary Medicine and Surgery License”.
  • Maintain and renew the University’s Animal Welfare Act registration number every three years; must prepare Annual Report of Research Facility (APHIS Form 7023 and 7023A) every year and submit to the agency.
  • Develop “Animal Welfare Assurance” document of Public Health Service (PHS) policy for Humane and Use of Laboratory Animals every four or five years, and maintain ‘Animal Welfare Assurance Number’ in the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW).
  • Prepare Annual Report to the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) every year and submit to the agency.
  • Conduct research, either independently or collaboratively, apply for external grant funding and guide graduate and/or professional student research.
  • Further, develop the Central Laboratory Animal Facility.
  • Manage the Comparative Medicine Resource Center (CMRC) “Budget” to include managing the salary of four animal technicians and one Administrative Assistant; purchase animal supplies and CMRC office maintenance supplies; maintain CMRC vehicle and dog trailer.

Qualifications

  • The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent degree, Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency certificate, and American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board eligibility is required.  Preference will be given to those candidates possessing the PhD in a related discipline and ACLAM Diplomate status.
  • Candidate must have demonstrated research experience and show evidence of technical skills related to bio-instrumentation and record keeping
    Successful candidate must have demonstrated teaching experience and at least two years of federal regulatory experience in a School or College of Veterinary Medicine or pertinent agency

Salary
Commensurate with education, training and experience; Salary is contingent upon outside funding.

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **

APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources. Each applicant should complete a Tuskegee University employment application and submit a resume/CV, (3) letters of reference (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Incomplete application and/or application packets will eliminate the possibility of an interview. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Human Resources Department
Attn: Employment/Recruitment
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Email Address:
employment@tuskegee.edu    Fax: 334-724-4319

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled
Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment.
Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.


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Senior Staff Veterinarian, Bristol Myers Squibb, New Brunswick, NJ and Lawrenceville, NJ

3/5/21

Apply here: https://bristolmyerssquibb.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/BMS/job/Princeton---NJ---US/Senior-Staff-Veterinarian_R1529326

The BMS Veterinary Sciences (VS) department located in New Brunswick, NJ and Lawrenceville, NJ, both USDA and AAALAC accredited research facilities, is seeking a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian with a clinical focus to join a dynamic, fast-paced team involved in all aspects of the veterinary care program for large and small animal species, while providing technical and scientific support for multiple thematic research centers.

The Senior Staff Veterinarian’s responsibilities will include providing daily clinical support at our Discovery site in Lawrenceville, NJ and our Nonclinical Safety Evaluation site in New Brunswick, NJ. Responsibilities include model development for research groups; conducting and interpreting laboratory procedures including electrocardiography and ophthalmoscopy in a Drug Safety environment; performing or providing oversight of surgical procedures; maintaining high quality health care and records for all laboratory animals; authoring standard operating procedures, guidelines, and research reports; assisting with experimental protocol design and review of IACUC protocols; providing professional consultations and scientific support to investigators; participating in the rodent health monitoring and vendor animal health quality assurance programs; providing supervision of veterinary scientists; implementing staff training and development to support regulatory compliance; and participation in a rotating on-call schedule for weekend, holiday, and emergency coverage. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to animal welfare, promotion and transparency of biomedical research, the 3Rs, and will be actively engaged in the BMS Culture of Care. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate and model strong collaborative skills across sites and teams, and will directly contribute to team success at both the New Brunswick, NJ and Lawrenceville, NJ sites.  Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience working independently on clinical veterinary cases and be able to assist with training staff on the veterinary care and husbandry of research animals as mandated by federal law, regulations, accreditation standards and policies as set by the IACUC.

These responsibilities are conducted in compliance with FDA and/or USDA regulations and guidelines to maintain AAALAC Accreditation. This position will require the employee to work with chemical, radiological, or biological agents that may be hazardous to health if mishandled. Employees will be required to follow all safety procedures and use personal protective clothing/equipment where specified

Qualifications

  • DVM or VMD or equivalent plus a current license to practice veterinary medicine in the US 
  • Understanding of the biology and medicine of laboratory animals as acquired by completion of a post-doctoral program in laboratory animal medicine or another veterinary specialty is strongly desired
  • Applicable clinical experience with a wide range of species
  • Practical understanding of the use of personal protective equipment to prevent injuries and exposure to zoonotic agents
  • Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills and ability to reach independent, reasoned solutions
  • Ability to successfully collaborate and develop effective working relationships with research and VS staff from diverse educational and technical backgrounds
  • Travel required to support both the New Brunswick, NJ and Lawrenceville, NJ sites. Travel for training or other business needs with consecutive nights away from home may additionally occur.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of regulatory requirements and guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals is strongly desired. Experience working in a GLP environment is preferred

  • Board certification or board eligibility from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or other recognized AVMA specialty certification including but not limited to: American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and  American College of Animal Welfare (ACAW) is preferred
  • Employer Information (additional information about the employer (EEO etc.))
  • At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) is the industry leader in immuno-oncology with life-saving medicines and a rich clinical portfolio of diverse modalities including monoclonal antibody, antibody-drug conjugate, fusion protein, and combination regimes. We are creating innovative medicines for patients who are fighting serious diseases. We nurture our own team with inspiring work and challenging career options. No matter our role, each of us makes a contribution. And that makes all the difference.

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


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Director, CMG, Attending Veterinarian, Kansas State University

3/5/21

University Mission:   The mission of Kansas State University is to foster excellent teaching, research, and service that develop the highly skilled and educated citizenry necessary to advancing the well-being of Kansas, the nation, and international community.

University Information:   Kansas State University educates more than 24,000 of tomorrow's potential leaders and provides some of the best global food systems and biosecurity research in the world. In fact, the university is progressing toward its goal of     becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025.

The university has nine academic colleges and offers more than 250 majors and options. The Graduate School offers 65 master's degrees, 45 doctoral degrees, and 22 graduate certificates in multiple disciplines. The Princeton Review recognizes the university as one of the nation's best colleges, and U.S. News & World Report lists the university among the top 75 public universities in the U.S.

Commonly referred to as K-State, the community is proud of its welcoming environment, and considers all K-Staters family. Our athletic teams, known as  the Wildcats, compete in the Big 12 Conference and frequently win titles and championships.

About This Role:   The Director of the Comparative Medicine Group (CMG) and University Attending Veterinarian has the primary responsibility for providing veterinary clinical care and research support for animal research and teaching activities in  K-State animal research facilities managed by the College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture, College of Arts and Science, and College of          Health and Human Sciences. Key duties include:

  • Supervises the CMG staff and is responsible for overseeing the financial management of animal care and use facilities
  • Works closely with Animal Facility Manager(s) to oversee daily operations in animal care
  • Provides training and guidance to research personnel on animal handling, experimental animal techniques/procedures, and animal biosafety level (e.g., ABSL-1, ABSL-2, & ABSL-3) practices and procedures as required
  • Has direct responsibility for ensuring that all veterinary clinical standards of care, laws, regulations, and guidelines related to animal care and use, and biosafety/biosecurity are met
  • Directs CMG staff in working with the URCO staff on research compliance matters dealing with the Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
  • May be appointed by the K-State Institutional Official (IO) to serve as a voting member of the IACUC and IBC committees

Why Join Us:  The mission of the Comparative Medicine Group is to facilitate animal use in research and teaching, at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University by providing high-quality animal care in accordance with both federal    and state regulations and AAALAC guidelines.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k- state.edu/hcs/benefits 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:   Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to  promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:   Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA Council on Education accredited veterinary college or school and be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Kansas
  • AVMA Board Certified Laboratory Animal Veterinarian (Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with a wide array of research animal experience in both laboratory and livestock-based settings

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in a related field
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing positive relationships with investigators and other key stakeholders
  • Supervisory experience and knowledge of financial management for animal care and use facilities
  • Experience working with animals in ABSL-2 and ABSL-3 Ag biocontainment facilities using applicable biosafety practices
  • Experience with AAALAC accreditation, experience working with an IACUC, working knowledge of the Ag Guide and PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United Statesat thetime of employment.
  • Must pass a National Select Agent security risk assessment. This is required for the employee to work at the BRI with select
  • Must be able to pass an occupational health physical screening exam and a medical evaluation/clearance to wear respiratory
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. with or without
  • Must be physically able to handle/restrain commonly used laboratory animals and/or
  • Must be physically able to perform routine veterinary examinations/treatments/procedures/surgery.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed on an on- call
  • Valid driver’s license

How to Apply:   Please submit the following documents at https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/510282/

  1. Cover letter https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/510282/https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/510282/https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/510282/https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/510282/Resume    
  2. Online application

Screening of Applications Begins:   For best consideration, please apply by March 24, 2021.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:   $101,470 - $144,590 annually

Equal Employment Opportunity:  Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:   In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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Animal Program Director, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC

2/27/21

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health is searching for an Animal Program Director, Attending Veterinarian and Chief of the Comparative Medicine Branch (CMB). CMB provides a broad range of services and collaborative support for NIEHS intramural research programs. The incumbent will be responsible for an AAALAC accredited animal care and use program and for support of NIEHS animal research programs that engage in molecular, reproductive, neurological and immunological research as well as studying the effects of environmental agents in order to develop methods of disease prevention and treatment.

CMB is responsible for management of the NIEHS animal care and use program, which includes facility management, animal procurement and housing, animal health surveillance and disease diagnosis, clinical veterinary services, rodent breeding, technical and surgical assistance, animal imaging, behavioral phenotyping, quality assurance of animal food, bedding, and water, and providing professional advice to the institute on animal related issues. CMB supports the scientific staff by providing training for investigators and technicians, quality assurance support for research projects, consultation with investigators planning animal research projects, and administrative and professional staffing for the NIEHS Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC). The CMB plans and conducts research appropriate to these functions and participates in the training of residents in an ACLAM approved laboratory animal medicine training program. The NIEHS Animal Care and Use Program is fully accredited by AAALAC. CMB supports over 200 active animal research projects for scientists in the Divisions of Intramural Research and the National Toxicology Program.  A daily inventory of over 40,000 rodents is maintained. The Branch ensures that all animal use is performed humanely and in accordance with Public Health Service Policy and federal regulations.

The incumbent will serve as Animal Program Director, Attending Veterinarian, and Chief of the Comparative Medicine Branch for NIEHS with responsibility for maintaining the AAALAC accredited animal care program; will represent NIEHS on the NIH Animal Program Directors Committee and serve as attending veterinarian on the NIEHS ACUC; will actively support the NIEHS mission, participate in ongoing planning and management discussions to successfully resolve pertinent issues and challenges, participate in long range strategic planning processes to develop and implement effective goals and directions for the animal care program and provide information and recommendations to the Scientific Director; and will conduct/collaborate in research relative to the mission of CMB and the institute.

This position is classified as a Senior Scientist, an NIH employee that manages of a large Institute or Center (IC) research program/department with responsibility for substantial resources.  A Senior Scientist may be granted independent research resources, which are subject to review by the IC Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC).

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited or approved college, a current license to practice veterinary medicine in any state in the United States and board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. In addition, applicants must demonstrate a proven record of management and operation of an AAALAC accredited animal care program of similar magnitude and complexity and demonstrated experience meeting all regulations and policies pertaining to animal care and use. Applicants must possess demonstrable experience and skills in management and supervision, budget oversight, resource allocation, facility design, rodent colony management and disease control. In addition, applicants must possess the ability to analyze, prioritize and delegate resources while managing multiple projects and programs. Expertise and experience should include demonstration of positive and collegial interactions with staff at all levels and with scientific staff to promote and facilitate their research; scholarly contributions in the field of laboratory animal medicine or other related areas of science, in addition to professional recognition and leadership within the field of laboratory medicine (e.g. contributions to AAALAC, AALAS, ASLAP or ACLAM).

Salary/benefits: This is a federal full-time equivalent position, and a comprehensive benefits package is available. Salary will be commensurate with experience, qualifications and accomplishments. A relocation or recruitment bonus may be permissible.

How to apply: To submit a complete application package, interested candidates must submit their full curriculum vitae including bibliography and a cover letter summarizing previous work experience managing an animal program and future interests as ONE (1) combined PDF to Ms. Bonnie Earnhardt at int-appls@niehs.nih.gov. Please include vacancy number AC1450 and your name in the subject line of your email submission. Please include in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women or other underrepresented groups in biomedical research. In addition, applicants must arrange to have at least three (3) referees send letters of recommendation  to int-appls@niehs.nih.gov. Letters should be in PDF, on official letterhead and signed. Please be sure that referees include your name and Vacancy Number AC1450 in the subject line of their email. For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Kathy Laber-Laird at kathy.laber@nih.gov. Incomplete applications or paper applications will not be accepted. The deadline for applications is March 26, 2021.

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity: The NIH NIEHS encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. The United States Government prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. NIH NIEHS will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities as appropriate. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us.

Foreign Education: Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the United States must provide an evaluation by an accredited organization to ensure its equivalence to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For more information on foreign education verification, visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website at http://www.naces.org/. Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment.

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 institutes and centers employ more than 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information about the NIH mission, goals and institutes and centers, visit https://www.nih.gov/about-nih.

DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR BIRTH DATE, PHOTOGRAPH, OR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN) ON APPLICATION MATERIALS. DHHS AND NIH ARE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS


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Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

2/22/21

Mayo Clinic, Department of Comparative Medicine is seeking a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian for a Faculty Position in the Department of Comparative Medicine

Duties will include providing clinical laboratory animal care for a wide range of species, consulting with investigators from multiple disciplines, assuring regulatory compliance, and participating in the administration of the established programs. Responsibilities include participating in teaching graduate students and training animal support staff. In addition, collaborative and/or independent research opportunities exist.

The Department of Comparative Medicine supports a wide variety of biomedical research programs including transgenic rodent projects and large animal surgery, endoscopy and imaging. Animal programs and facilities are AAALAC accredited. This position is located in Rochester, Minnesota.

Mayo Clinic is ranked as the best hospital in the nation for 2020-2021 by U.S. News and World Report. We are the largest integrated, multidisciplinary academic medical center in the world with comprehensive programs in medical education and research that span across three group practice sites. We support a vibrant and diverse research enterprise, with programs in basic, translational, clinical, and population sciences. Mayo Clinic has a large number of world class faculty. Laboratories and shared resource facilities are state-of-the-art, including those for microscopy and imaging, cell and molecular biology, animal models, biomedical engineering and mathematics, materials testing, a Medical Genomics Facility, a Mouse Modeling Facility, Molecular and Microscopic Core Facilities, and unique Human Disease Tissue Banks. Mayo Clinic supports innovation and has a wealth of resources available – including an integrated EMR. We offer a highly competitive compensation package with sustained intramural funding, capital equipment funding, technical and computational resources, and exceptional benefits.

Candidates must have a DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine, a state veterinary license, and be either eligible for or a diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.

To apply go to:  https://jobs.mayoclinic.org/jobs/laboratory-animal-veterinarian-146654br/

Applications should include a CV (with bibliography), statement of professional interests and goals, and the names/contact information of 3 references.

Specific questions related to the posting should be directed to:

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

Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

Job posting number:            146654BR
Recruiter:                               Jennifer Schilbe
Benefits eligible:                   Yes
Schedule:                               Full Time
Telecommute:                       No

As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity


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Instructor, Research Faculty Appointment (Clinical Veterinarian), University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

2/22/21

https://www.mdanderson.org/about-md-anderson/careers/research-faculty-positions.html?_ga=2.110705989.1533342659.1613947610-1700403160.1600897306

Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Req #: 00043367- 210123

The Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (DVMS) at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas is recruiting an experienced Instructor.  Please send a recommendation from the Chairman of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, curriculum vitae, and a minimum of 3 letters of reference from referees at the candidate's proposed rank or higher to:

Vanessa Jensen, DVM, DACLAM

VBJensen@mdanderson.org    
713-792-7270
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 63
Houston, TX 77030

KEY FUNCTIONS:

  1. Clinical Care: Assists with the duties of the Section Chief, particularly in working with investigators on rodents. May assist with duties in other clinical sections within the department as assigned, working with investigators on clinical procedures and health concerns in a broad range of animal species. Participate in On-Call rotation.
  2. Investigator Support: Instructs investigators inappropriate methods of animal care and use.
  3. Institutional Compliance: Conducts pre-review of new and renewing animal use protocols and protocol amendments.  Participates in IACUC semi-annual inspections of animal facilities and assists investigators in complying with various animal care and use requirements. May serve as a member or as an appointed officer on institutional compliance committees (such as committee chair, vice-chair, or Chief IACUC veterinarian) as required.  These may include the IACUC, Institutional Biosafety Committee, Radiation Safety Committee, and others.
  4. Continuing Education: Participates as an instructor/teacher in classified staff training, professional/paraprofessional training, and other educational activities as needed. Presents lectures using visuals aids to faculty, students, and other required audiences. Attends and participates in scientific meetings at local and national levels; remains current on professional issues; and fulfills continuing education requirements of licensure.
  5. Scholarly Activity: Actively seeks out opportunities for, and participates in, scholarly academic contributions to scientific literature.
  6. Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION:

  • Required: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (or equivalent degree) (from an A.V.M.A. accredited institution)
  • Preferred: Postgraduate clinical experience in Veterinary Medicine and/or Laboratory Animal Medicine.

CERTIFICATION:

  1. Eligible or licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Texas
  2. Eligible for USDA accreditation
  3. Eligible for State and Federal registration to handle controlled substances.

EXPERIENCE:

Must have 2 years’ experience performing veterinary medical and surgical procedures in private practice or research/academic environment. Must meet institutional requirements for an academic appointment as an Instructor. Must be recognized by peers as possessing expertise in the field of veterinary medicine and surgery.

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.


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Postdoctoral Fellow - Residency Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine, Salk Institute,La Jolla, CA

2/17/21

Requisition Number: POSTD01251

The Salk Institute Animal Resources Department (ARD) has one (1) position open for a Residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM) starting September 6th, 2021. 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 16, 2021. 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).

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. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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Sr. Clinical Veterinarian, Get A Vet Staffing, Boston, MA

2/16/21

We, at Get A Vet Staffing, are excited to represent a large academic medical center in the Boston area in need of a Senior Clinical Veterinarian delivering preventive and supportive veterinary care for laboratory animals as part of a multidisciplinary team. The position also offers the opportunity to provide professional expertise within research by collaborating with investigators to advance animal model development and proper care and use of animal subjects. This role offers a challenging yet supportive culture where work/life balance can be achieved.

Position Requirements:

  • Doctoral degree in veterinary medicine from an AVMA-accredited institution.
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in a state in the United States.
  • Eligible for USDA veterinary accreditation (accreditation preferred).
  • Board-certification in laboratory animal medicine by the ACLAM or another veterinary specialty preferred; documented eligibility to sit for the applicable board examination required.
  • Mixed and/or large animal experience.
  • A record of independent and collaborative biomedical research.

To apply: Email info@getavetstaffing.com with your resume, noting interest in the Sr. Clinical Veterinarian role.


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Associate Director, Animal Welfare & Vet Services, Covance, Madison, WI

2/16/21

Applicationshttp://careers.covance.com

Covance is currently seeking a Associate Director to join the team based in Madison, WI.  Reporting to the US Head Animal Welfare & Vet Services, the Associate Director AWVS will serve as the site Attending Veterinarian overseeing veterinary health care for laboratory animals, provide guidance regarding the care and maintenance of laboratory animals, and training for technicians. The Attending Vet will ensure animal health and welfare in compliance with applicable animal welfare regulations and help maintain facilities for AAALAC accreditation.

Job Duties include:

  • Monitor animal health and welfare in compliance with all applicable animal welfare regulations and help maintain facilities for AAALAC accreditation.
  • Provide oversight of the animal care and use program and drive compliance with regulatory groups and agencies.
  • Provide laboratory animal medical and surgical care by examination, treatment and advice to ensure adequate and humane veterinary support.
  • Safeguard, monitor and advise on the welfare of animals.
  • Advise on and participate in the training of technical and professional staff as required. Manage development and training of veterinary staff to meet business and personal needs.
  • Monitor and advise on the health of animals. Assist in ensuring the maintenance of the health of animals and the prevention of infectious disease. Advise on and implement animal health control and monitoring programs.
  • Advise and provide scientific expertise on animal health, biology, physiology, and research methodology to staff scientists and technicians. Advise on and perform anesthesia, analgesia, surgical techniques, post-operative care, euthanasia and other veterinary or scientific procedures required for study purposes.
  • Supervise site AWCM employees and perform related duties including full range of recruitment activities, full range of performance evaluation activities, schedules work, prepares training plans, and executes Affirmative Action goals in department.

Requirements

  • Graduate of AVMA accredited veterinary school or equivalent
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state
  • Active/Unrestricted license in the state of Wisconsin, or eligibility to attain IN license within 6 months of hire.
  • USDA accredited OR eligible to attain accreditation
  • Knowledge of small and large animals used in research
  • Must be able to work in a laboratory setting with laboratory animals
  • 5+ years managerial experience in a leadership role in a research environment
  • Board Certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) preferred
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent leadership and management experience
  • Ability to work productively in a fast-paced environment

Covance, the drug development business of LabCorp, is recognized as a leader in drug development because of our exceptional people. At Covance, we embrace and celebrate the different strengths, experiences and perspectives of our 20,000+ team members across the globe. Our team is driven by an energizing purpose to improve health and improve lives. Here, you can play a role in bringing new scientific discoveries to life and make a difference in the lives of millions. And, with our comprehensive service portfolio, you’ll have the opportunity to explore diverse projects and unique career paths across the drug development spectrum. Join us and discover your extraordinary potential.

Covance is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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Assistant or Associate Veterinary Specialist, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ


2/10/21

Posting Number: req4021

Exciting faculty position in our fast growing animal care program! 

University Animal Care at the University of Arizona is in search of a Continuing-Eligible Assistant or Associate Veterinary Specialist (depending on credentials). The incumbent reports to the Director and participates in the preventive health care and clinical veterinary medicine programs for contemporary laboratory animal species, with emphasis on rodent support including cardiovascular, neurobiology, and infectious disease models. Interest and experience in management of gnotobiotic resources is preferred.

The incumbent also: participates in training related to animal care and use; oversees assigned animal facilities; consults with investigators on animal model selection, anesthetic/analgesic regimens, and IACUC protocol development; performs primary or veterinary review of IACUC protocols; provides UAC representation on University committee(s) relevant to the animal care and use program; and participates in departmental management decisions, university service, teaching and research.

University Animal Care (UAC) manages multiple centralized animal facilities at the University of Arizona and oversees the campus wide animal care and use program. UAC assists scientists, physicians, staff, and students who have received Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval to perform research, testing, or educational studies on animal subjects. UAC ensures humane and appropriate animal care and use by providing for the animals’ daily needs, veterinary care, and monitoring the use of the animals by principal investigators, technical personnel, and students. UAC is devoted to maintaining a safe environment that minimizes the risk of disease or injury to the animals and the personnel who work with them. UAC maintains accreditation by AAALAC International, the gold standard for animal care and use programs.

The University of Arizona is a top 20 public research institution, with more than $687 million in research and development dollars from federal, state, and private sources. With world class faculty in fields as diverse as biomedical science and biotechnology, astronomy and space exploration, plant science, anthropology, Native peoples, business, law, philosophy, music, and dance, the UA is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities. The University’s main campus is situated in the heart of Tucson, a city of over 1 million people surrounded by mountains and the high Sonoran Desert, boasting a distinctive southwestern feel with more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

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

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

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

To apply, please access https://talent.arizona.edu/, click on the opening positions button and search for posting number: req4021

Or use this link to directly view the position at the University of Arizona website. https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/4021?c=arizona


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

2/5/21

Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL) is a state-of-the-art high and maximum containment research facility in the New England focused on understanding pathogens cause disease and is dedicated to developing diagnostics, vaccines and treatments to combat emerging and re-emerging disease threats. NEIDL laboratories are designed and constructed with the highest level of attention to community, lab safety and security.

Are you looking for a role as a member of a team conducting innovative research with global implications? You can make a significant impact in saving lives world-wide through our collaborative research at NEIDL while taking advantage of BU’s robust benefits package.

The Research Clinical Veterinarian has an essential role supporting the broader mission of Boston University Animal Science Center’s mission and will serve as a dedicated resource responsible to direct and oversee the ABSL-2, ABSL-3 and ABSL-4 research work at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL).  The incumbent will be responsible for a) providing direction to technical staff involved in daily care and clinical oversight/support for research animals, b) assisting investigators to develop surgical and non-surgical animal models, c) advising and mentoring staff in their professional development, d) participating in disease diagnosis and experimentation in ABSL-2/3/4 research areas at NEIDL and finally, e) in training NEIDL staff to gain access and work in biocontainment. This position reports to the Attending Veterinarian and Director of the Laboratory Animal Science Center (ASC). The individual is expected to provide weekend on-call veterinary clinical coverage to research animals at Boston University.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Monitor compliance of animal care with applicable institutional policies and SOPs
  • Participate in relevant IACUC and animal welfare compliance activities
  • Advise researchers, IACUC members and staff in ensuring that the animal research activities comply with federal, state and local regulatory policies that are relevant to animal care and welfare.

Required qualifications and 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
  • Eligible to obtain or have completed ACLAM board certification
  • Require knowledge and/or interest in animal models of infectious diseases; any hands on experience at ABSL-2, 3 and/or -4 levels is a strong plus
  • Preference will be given to those experience in animal handling, dosing, sampling and capturing physiological/clinical pathology data measurements and in necropsy of research animals in ABSL-2 or higher level biocontainment research.
  • Lab animal surgical skills and research study execution skills are highly desirable.
  • Require multi-tasking and ability to work synergistically with other key stakeholders including EHS, Facilities, ROHP, Security and Investigators etc.,
  • 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.
  • Manage duties outside of NEIDL biocontainment as assigned such as weekend duty rotation.

Please note, any individual working in the NEIDL facility and granted unescorted access, is subject

  • 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

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.

To apply: https://bu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=306638&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=1017554&company_id=15509&version=1&byBusinessUnit=NULL&bycountry=0&bystate=0&byRegion=NULL&bylocation=NULL&keywords=DVM&byCat=&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=yes&city


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Senior Research Clinical Veterinarian, NEIDL, Boston University Animal Science Center, Boston, MA

2/5/21

Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL) is a state-of-the-art high and maximum containment research facility in New England focused on understanding pathogens cause disease and is dedicated to developing diagnostics, vaccines and treatments to combat emerging and re-emerging disease threats. NEIDL laboratories are designed and constructed with the highest level of attention to community, lab safety and security.

Are you looking for a role in a team conducting innovative research with global health implications? You can make a significant impact in saving lives world-wide through our collaborative research at NEIDL while taking advantage of BU’s robust benefits package.

The Senior Research Veterinarian has an essential role supporting the broader mission of Boston University Animal Science Center’s mission and will serve as a dedicated resource responsible to direct and oversee the ABSL-2, ABSL-3 and ABSL-4 research work at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL). The incumbent will be responsible for a) providing direction to technical staff involved in daily care and clinical oversight/support for research animals, b) assisting investigators to develop and optimize both surgical and non-surgical animal models, c) advising and mentoring staff in their professional development, d) participating in disease diagnosis and experimentation in ABSL-2/3/4 research areas at NEIDL and finally, e) training staff to gain access and work in biocontainment. This position reports to the Attending Veterinarian and Director of the Laboratory Animal Science Center (ASC). The individual is expected to provide some weekend on-call veterinary clinical coverage to the research animals at Boston University.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee a small team of up to four or five staff
  • Contribute to the strategic planning, ensure effective utilization of NEIDL resources, and, provide fiscal oversight and management of the animal research staff team and their operations.
  • Monitor compliance of animal care with applicable institutional policies and SOPs,
  • Participate in IBC and IACUC oversight activities,
  • Oversee CDC and NIH audits,
  • Advise researchers, IACUC members and staff in ensuring that the research activities comply with federal, state and local regulatory policies that are relevant to animal care and welfare.

Required qualifications and 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 Diplomate or be ACLAM boards-eligible
  • Require knowledge and hands-on experience (2+ years) in animal models of infectious diseases at ABSL-2, -3 and/or -4 levels
  • Preference will be given to those experienced in animal handling, dosing, sampling and capturing physiological/clinical pathology data measurements and in necropsy of research animals in a bio-containment facility.
  • Lab animal surgical expertise and research study execution skills are highly desirable.
  • Require multi-tasking and ability to work synergistically with other key stakeholders including EHS, Facilities, ROHP, Security and Investigators etc.,
  • 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.
  • 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

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.

Apply at https://bu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=306641&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=1017554&company_id=15509&version=1&byBusinessUnit=NULL&bycountry=0&bystate=0&byRegion=NULL&bylocation=NULL&keywords=DVM&byCat=&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=yes&city


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Assistant or Associate Director / Deputy Chief of Research Support, Duke University, Durham, NC

2/4/21

Duke University's Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) is actively seeking an Assistant or Associate Director / Deputy Chief of Research Support to manage the goals and direction of efforts to support the Duke-wide research portfolio, including provision of technical services for Duke researchers, research animal diagnostics and pathology, animal model development, independent or collaborative research initiatives, and the provision of professional veterinary medical assistance, direction and management in the clinical care and maintenance of research animals at Duke University. A faculty appointment is possible based on credentials and experience. If of interest, this position could provide strategic direction in the development of the veterinary pathology program. However, ultimate portfolio of duties will depend on the experience and strengths of the incumbent.

REQUIREMENTS

The successful candidate must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an accredited program or a certificate of equivalent training accepted by the American Veterinary Medical Association. In addition, certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and / or the American College of Veterinary Pathology is required. A licensure to practice veterinary medicine in a state or territory of the United States is preferred. A Master of Science or Ph.D. in a science-related field is also preferred.

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide management and direction for the DLAR technical staff. This includes managing the veterinary diagnostic and pathology team, the Gnotobiotic Core, Rodent Breeding Core and research-related functions in the veterinary unit, including provision of technical services for researchers.
  2. Establish goals and objectives of the veterinary research initiatives and oversee budgetary issues.
  3. Serve as the managing veterinarian for the Rodent Gnotobiotic and Breeding Cores.
  4. Co-lead the veterinary residency program and on-site residents.
  5. Diagnose, treat and control diseases and injuries among research animals; perform surgery as needed and prescribe and administer treatments, medicines and vaccines as appropriate.
  6. Consult with principal investigators and their staff regarding animal model development and type and number of research animals needed for their protocols. Provide instruction or assistance with procedures related to animal care in principal investigators’ protocols.
  7. Prepare grant applications relating to laboratory animal care; advise faculty and research staff regarding U.S.D.A. and N.I.H. guidelines on the care of research animals and facilities.
  8. Prepare and maintain a variety of records and operational reports concerning consultations and diagnostic decisions ensuring compliance with applicable Federal, State and local regulations.
  9. Keep abreast of new technological advances in veterinary diagnostics, the care and treatment of laboratory animals and provide in-service training and orientation programs to staff and other research personnel.
  10. Assist in effective quality control systems and preventive health programs, revise techniques and procedures as required to obtain desired standards.
  11. Perform other related duties as required incidental to the work described herein.

ABOUT US

Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina, which is a culturally rich university and located in the Raleigh-Durham area.  The university is within 3 hours of the coastal areas as well as the Appalachian Mountains. The medical school is nationally ranked in receipt of NIH extramural support.  DLAR has a total of thirteen veterinarians who hold positions as faculty OR staff and provide clinical service to centrally managed and satellite vivaria. Animal facilities total more than 200,000 square feet in 14 facilities and research is conducted over a diverse range of scientific areas including medicine, engineering, and basic science.

If interested in joining our team, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of at least three references to Elizabeth Hawkey, DLAR Human Resources Manager at elizabeth.hawkey@duke.edu.

Duke University is an AA/EOE.


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Assistant Director, Diagnostic Services (Veterinarian) – 50454, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

2/4/21

Washington University in St. Louis seeks nominations and recommendations for a qualified veterinarian to take charge of our Diagnostic Laboratory.  Please see job req #50454 at Jobs.wustl.edu for more details.

This is a career defining opportunity for an experienced Laboratory Animal Veterinarian to join our staff of 9 veterinarians in providing laboratory animal services to the research staff at Washington University’s AAALAC-accredited program.

The Division of Comparative Medicine is embarking on an exciting growth phase, with the construction of a new animal facility, and further development of its existing programs in gnotobiotics, large animal surgery, non-human primate medicine, and laboratory diagnostics.  The new facility will have a state-of-the-art vertical vivarium design with one floor dedicated to NHPs and the capacity to hold 40,000 cages of rodents. Consistently ranked among the top medical schools by U.S. News and World Report, Washington University School of Medicine is one of the largest recipients of funding for research and training, having received $790.6 million in total research support in fiscal year 2019.

POSITION SUMMARY:   

This position is for an experienced laboratory animal veterinary medical specialist, responsible for the operation of the DCM Diagnostic Laboratory and the preventative, emergency and clinical veterinary medical care of the wide variety of laboratory animals used in the Washington University research program. Give care in compliance with all federal, state, University and laboratory animal science-specific regulations. Consults with principal investigators regarding research protocols and animal model development and use and reviews animal study protocols after their submission to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Directs DCM Diagnostic Services, which is responsible for carrying out the rodent sentinel program, providing clinical and research diagnostic services, such as hematology, clinical chemistry, and microbiology, and providing anatomic pathology and histopathology services.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directs the operations of the DCM Diagnostic lab, including supervision of four laboratory technicians, and support of export, import, and quarantine services for rodents.
  • Consults with investigators regarding animal models, including spontaneous health problems, phenotyping, and, design, conduct and interpretation of pathology endpoints for animal model development.
  • Provides veterinary medical care to research animals.
  • Serves as responsible for regulatory compliance, protocol review and IACUC participation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA Council on Education accredited veterinary college or school.
  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) or American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine(ACLAM) or be board-eligible and have an equivalent five years of experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) or American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).
  • Three to ten years of relevant experience in a research setting.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Missouri.
  • Accreditation by the USDA.
  • Broad knowledge of laboratory animal health/medicine, diagnostics, pathology, treatment, surgical procedures, and clinical care of a wide variety of research animal species.
  • Anatomic pathology skills sufficient to conduct gross and histopathological exams of a wide variety of research animals.
  • Demonstrated decision making skills with the ability to work meeting goals and deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with principal investigators, research staff, veterinary staff, veterinary technicians and husbandry staff.
  • Strong knowledge of all applicable federal regulations, standards, and guidelines for all vertebrate animals used in teaching and research, including familiarity with AAALAC-International accreditation standards, as demonstrated in work history and credentials
  • Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication and organization skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the DCM and research staff.
  • Proficiency, knowledge and experience with computers and Microsoft Office Suite tools, including Outlook, Excel, Access, etc

Pre-employment Screening:

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening

Benefits:  This position is eligible for full-time benefits. See job posting for details.

EOE Statement: Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

About St. Louis:   Situated at the confluence of two great North American rivers — the Mississippi and the Missouri — the St. Louis region has been a favored destination since Lewis and Clark began their historic westward "Corps of Discovery" from the City in 1804.

Consistently ranked among the nation's most affordable and best places to live and raise a family, the St. Louis region offers many opportunities to watch or participate in a wide range of sports, recreational activities, and cultural events. Today, the pioneers of St. Louis are the engineers, scientists, business leaders, educators, artists, and other innovative and creative professionals who are working at the forefront of a multitude of fields and endeavors. Thanks in large part to Washington University, other regional universities, and key Fortune 500 corporations, St. Louis has become a national hub for important research and business development, especially in the fields of biotechnology and plant science. Washington University is a sponsor institution of the Cortex District, the Midwest’s premier innovation hub of bioscience and technology research, development, and commercialization, serving as the anchor of St. Louis’ growing ecosystem for innovative startup programs and established companies. Since its founding in 2002, $500 million has been invested in developing the district and another $2 billion has been committed to its full build out. Once complete, Cortex will offer 4 million square feet of facilities.


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Staff Veterinarian, Sinclair Research Center, Columbia, MO

2/2/21

Sinclair Research Center is a privately owned, AAALAC accredited, biomedical research facility. Sinclair offers specialty research services in a large range of species encompassing most categories of applied human and veterinary medicine. Our uniqueness includes our broad experience, the availability of multiple animal models, and the largest herds of miniature swine in the US. Sinclair is strongly committed to animal welfare and is seeking a veterinarian to join our growing team! The ideal candidate will be an experienced and highly driven veterinarian who will support and strengthen Sinclair’s animal care program as well as working with researchers to produce high quality study results.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with veterinary technicians to provide daily veterinary care for various species including swine, sheep, NHPs, dogs, rabbits, and rodents.
  • Assist in the oversight of heard health.
  • Assist research staff in study conduct, such as collecting samples, performing procedures, and collecting data.
  • Perform physical exams and ensure proper paperwork for shipment and receipt of animals.
  • Provide veterinary consultation to research staff and contribute to animal model design.
  • IACUC review of animal use protocols and facilities.
  • Data entry, verification, handling, and documentation in accordance with Study protocols and SOPs.
  • Adherence to GLP and USDA regulations.
  • Serve as a resource to operations staff and management.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned to support the Attending Veterinarian and the Animal Care and Use Program.

Required Qualifications:

  • DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited College of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent
  • Licensed to practice in at least one state with expectation to become licensed in Missouri.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with multiple different departments.
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude and a willingness to jump into a fast-paced environment.

Other Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in laboratory animal medicine, especially with swine and/or NHPs.
  • Experience in managing clinical diabetes mellitus.
  • Knowledge of animal welfare compliance oversight.
  • Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) experience.

About Sinclair: Sinclair Research Center is a rapidly expanding, AAALAC accredited preclinical research facility located on 450 acres approximately 15 miles east of Columbia, Missouri. Sinclair is built on flexibility, outstanding service, and an amazing team where innovation and efficiency are rewarded. Sinclair has a family feel at heart where everyone is on a first name basis. The veterinary staff at Sinclair work hard, but have fun while getting the job done.

For more information and to apply go to http://www.sinclairresearch.com/about-us/careers/

About Columbia: The Columbia, Missouri, area is a great place to live for many reasons: an excellent school system, state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, entertainment opportunities galore, low cost of living, a clean environment and much, much more.  Columbia’s centralized location offers quick access to St. Louis and Kansas City, as well as the State Capitol, Jefferson City, and the beautiful vacation getaway, Lake of the Ozarks. Columbia is also minutes away from a host of historic towns and state parks featuring boating, fishing, hiking, biking and more. In Columbia, you are never more than a few minutes away from one of the 13 major shopping areas including the region’s largest mall and a Downtown area featuring restaurants and unique shopping experiences, a bustling art and music scene and delicious local restaurants. Abundant and affordable housing is also available in Columbia. If you are seeking majestic estates, a condo on the golf course or the traditional family neighborhood, Columbia has something to fit both your lifestyle and your pocketbook.


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Director of the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM), Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

2/2/21

Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) is an academic medical and research center affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Health that conducts clinical, population, translational and basic biomedical research. GUMC has a job opening for a Director, Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM). The DCM is operated under the Office of the Dean for Research and provides state-of-the-art animal facilities, access to advanced imaging capabilities, and a variety of support services in support of a dynamic academic research enterprise. The program is AAALAC accredited.

A faculty position will be provided, commensurate with the candidate’s background and experience.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited institution, have post-doctoral training in laboratory animal medicine, and ACLAM board certification. Candidates must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, and have at least 5 years of relevant experience in laboratory animal research including working with an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Applicants should demonstrate job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment.

The successful candidate should have experience in biosafety, emergency planning and response, and occupational health and safety. In addition, he/she should have experience with assuring compliance with animal care housing and research regulatory standards. Applicants should have demonstrated knowledge of animal research regulations i.e.: USDA and PHS and maintaining AAALAC accreditation.

Administratively, candidates should demonstrate their ability to train, motivate, and supervise both laboratory animal technicians, as well as administrative staff. Applicants must possess strong interpersonal skills with excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills. Ideally, the candidate should hold proficient skills in computer software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and various database systems. Fiscal responsibilities will include oversight of the department budget, capital equipment and infrastructure maintenance expenditures.

Administrative and Clinical Responsibilities:

Responsible for directing and supervising all aspects of DCM services, providing health care to a range of species, overseeing services for research projects, and advising and consulting with internal and external investigators. Assure the health and welfare of all animals maintained within the facility, both personally and through delegation and oversight of direct reports.

Develop proposals for improvement of the animal program and operational changes that improve the health and well-being of research animals and facilitate the conduct of research. Develop short- and long-term operating objectives, organizational structure, staffing requirements, budgets and authorize expenditures.

Work in concert with the Georgetown University Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), in development and implementation of policies and procedures assuring the humane treatment and stewardship of animals, and maximizing benefits of animal research to human and animal health. Incumbent, in consultation with the IACUC Office, will serve as a contact for the USDA, OLAW, AAALAC and other regulatory agencies. The Director will assure that appropriate licenses (DEA, USDA, etc.) and registrations are up-to-date and in place to provide for the care and use of all laboratory animals.

Provide professional guidance to the research investigators, and actively participate in the delivery of clinical care to animals. In addition, he/she will assure that there are systems in place for managing adverse events involving animals and that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) are routinely updated to reflect current practices for animal related procedures.

Application Process:

To receive the fullest consideration for this position, applications must be received by March 1, 2021. The position will remain open until it is filled.

Applicants should submit the following documents:

  1. A letter outlining their special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experience and their career goals.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. The names / addresses of (3) professional references.

Applicants may apply for the position via Interfolio.

Georgetown University Medical Center, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, and offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Primary department, salary and rank will be commensurate with qualification and experience.


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Director of Veterinary Services, Explora Biolabs, San Diego, CA or San Francisco (Bay Area), CA

1/29/21

Explora Biolabs powers preclinical research with scalable vivarium management through a network of preclinical, AAALAC-accredited vivarium spaces and CRO options for clients in biotech-dense areas. The Director of Veterinary Services is responsible for directing and managing all animal care at Explora Biolabs and for ensuring compliance with all applicable animal welfare regulations. The role will report to the Vice President of Operations and Research. This position may be located in either San Diego, CA or San Francisco (Bay Area), CA.

Position Responsibilities:

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

Experience

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an AVMA-Accredited University and active licensure in at least one US state with ability to obtain license in California within 6 months of hire
  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine certification required
  • Experience in Contract Research or Pharma/Biotech setting strongly preferred
  • Minimum five years of experience running an animal care and use program
  • Previous experience serving on an IACUC as Attending Veterinarian preferred
  • Knowledge of and/or experience overseeing compliance with current USDA, PHS, OLAW, IACUC, and AAALAC rules, regulations and standards
  • Experience achieving and maintaining AAALAC accreditation preferred
  • Proven skill providing laboratory animal care utilizing critical care techniques
  • Deep experience with rodent models
  • Experience in developing and leading teams, managing people and animal research facilities and building rapport to influence messaging, acceptance and understanding
  • Ability to coach and provide clear direction to teams locally and nationally
  • Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills with the ability to effectively present to all levels of the organization
  • Experience working with R&D investigators of varied backgrounds and experience levels
  • Meticulous attention to detail, ability to shift priorities as needed while making effective use of time and resources and routinely meeting agreed upon deadlines
  • Demonstrated strong business judgement, critical thinking, problem solving and effective decision-making skills
  • Ability to quickly identify areas of improvement and implement solutions with an interdisciplinary approach
  • Process driven with the ability to execute functional processes while using appropriate change management approaches
  • Experience carrying out audits or inspections would be advantageous
  • Strong sense of entrepreneurship, accountability, responsibility and sense of ownership
  • Approximately 25% travel.

Management and Administration

  • Provide oversight, oversees and reviews the company’s veterinary care program including the development and implementation of animal care and use SOPs and policies, and ensures all related personnel receive appropriate training
  • Act as Attending Veterinarian on the IACUC, with responsibilities including thorough review of all animal care and use protocols and direction of routine regulatory audits of the Program and facilities
  • Ensure external audit-readiness for Company-owned animal care facilities and serve as the Point of Contact/Directly Responsible Individual for external audits.
  • Ensure animals are cared for in compliance with the regulations and company policies
  • Create SOPs and direct facility adherence to SOPs in alignment with OLAW, PHS and IACUC animal care guidelines
  • Ensure facility compliance with USDA Animal Welfare Regulations (single site)
  • Develop processes to measure compliance with current standards in veterinary care and animal welfare regulations and policies in which the facilities are located.
  • Oversee the Post Approval Monitoring program
  • Pursue, obtain, and maintain AAALAC Accreditation for all Company-owned animal care facilities
  • Manage contract clinical veterinarians at Company-owned animal care facilities.
  • Collaborate across time zones with periodic (no less than twice yearly) travel to each US Company-owned animal care facility
  • Develop and oversee the training and career building opportunities related to veterinary science and ensure that appropriate documentation is performed to maintain regulatory compliance.
  • Develop and manage the department’s operational budget and resources
  • As a subject matter expert, provide consultation to investigators regarding protocol development, proper animal use techniques, and selection of the most appropriate animal models.
  • Proactively partner with key stakeholders across the organization (e.g., Client Services, Operations, Sales, Facilities, and EH&S).

Animal Care

  • Provide clinical and regulatory oversight to the animal care and use program encompassing all facilities operated by Company.
  • Oversee and develop policies for animal procurement, housing, and management, including oversight of animal quality assurance and disease surveillance programs
  • Routinely review best practices in the delivery of veterinary care and work with the contract clinical veterinarians to implement opportunities for continuous improvement when possible.
  • Oversee those administering anesthesia.
  • Ensuring that anesthesia records are reviewed as needed to assess all adverse events and completeness of records
  • May perform surgeries, provide surgical support and/or anesthesia, or provide surgical and analgesic technical expertise/advice.
  • Remains current on new and revised study/training protocols, animal care, treatments, regulations, etc.
  • Complies with all regulatory guidelines, occupation health and safety programs, in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Serves as expert on implementing changes regarding the animal care program.
  • Provide backup veterinary support as needed at Company-owned animal care facilities.

Maintenance and Inventory

  • Provide input and guidance for facility design, development, or improvement
  • Routinely review animal care and use equipment inventory and functionality and make recommendations for obsolescence planning and improvements

To apply or for any questions please contact Brandy Wilkinson PhD, VP Operations and Research: bwilkinson@explorabiolabs.com


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Clinical Veterinarian, Washington National Primate Research Center, Seattle, WA

1/25/21

Applicants may apply directly to UW’s website:

https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=186522&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1

The Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Clinical Veterinarian.   

Under the general direction of the Supervisory Veterinarian, this full time position provides critical veterinary care of nonhuman primates (NHPs) used for research and breeding at the WaNPRC.  This position will have the primary duties to include but not limited to performance of specialized work related to the health, care, and management of nonhuman primates at the WaNPRC.  This position requires clinical and surgical veterinary skills, the ability to maintain clinical records and databases, computer literacy, strong organizational skills, direct interaction with diverse groups within the WaNPRC, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Veterinary Services (60%)

  • Perform preventative medicine including but not limited to: quarantine procedures, dental procedures, review of health records and physiological blood data values of research and colony animals, review of and modification of clinical treatment and research protocol
  • Develop and implement plans for preventative medicine including review of present preventative plans and modification of preventative plans or protocols based on clinical successful/non-successful clinical outcomes
  • Participate in animal health maintenance including but not limited to: surveillance of colony animal health in conjunction with other veterinary clinical staff and colony staff, infectious disease testing, routine physical exams and bio-sample analysis for research and colony animals, dental health examination
  • Present weekly summary of open clinical cases and follow-up results of closed clinical cases during weekly clinical rounds meetings
  • Provide care to sick or injured animals including provision of follow-up care and release from clinical treatment
  • Maintain clinical records in a custom electronic database, the Animal Research Management System (ARMS)
  • Keep continuous surveillance for clinical signs of disease and injury
  • Perform radiology, ultrasound, and surgical procedures
  • Provide care for pregnant and neonatal NHPs
  • Determine and direct use of anesthetic and analgesic agents
  • Perform sedation and anesthesia with controlled drugs
  • Provide guidance to surgical support staff on instrumentation, sanitation practices, and surgical suite maintenance
  • Provide patient peri-operative anesthesia and monitoring as needed
  • Provide and oversee post-operative intensive care, including the use of sedatives, analgesics, and antibiotics
  • Provide weekend/holiday on call coverage
  • Perform the duties required of Essential Personnel members in the event of an emergency
  • Ensure that all procedures performed have the appropriate regulatory and internal approvals prior to being performed
  • Communicate regularly with veterinary, husbandry, pathology, and behavioral management staff.
  • Stay current on all required training
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Research Support (20%)

  • Monitor progression of AIDS in lentivirus-infected animals, and take appropriate actions to support animal welfare
  • Assist investigators with protocol development and study scheduling
  • Consult with investigators regarding study progression
  • Train and oversee technical staff performing research procedures and anesthesia
  • Perform research surgeries and procedures, and develop new techniques

Regulatory Compliance (20%) 

  • Maintain compliance with all USDA, PHS, AAALAC, UW, and WaNPRC policies and procedures.
  • Provide direct monitoring of clinical cases and present verbal and written reports to the University of Washington Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Attending Veterinarian.
  • Provide supervision of veterinary clinical staff members as neede
  • Provide training to veterinary technicians, husbandry staff, students, residents, and visiting scientists
  • Assist in management of controlled substance inventory
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities, including small animal continuing education courses and literature pertaining to nonhuman primates; nonhuman primate related conferences and meetings, specialty practice conferences and inter-department research related lectures and literature
  • Provide orientation, training, and refresher training for on-site personnel
  • Write and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Participate in WaNPRC and UW committees and Primate Center Consortium working groups

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from a College of Veterinary Medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Association or has a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Association’s Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG in progress will be considered), and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state
  • The ability to obtain a license to practice in the state of Washington
  • A minimum of two years of clinical and surgical experience with lab animals, or completion of a lab animal residency
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in use of computers including use of word processing, spreadsheets, database software, and internet usage
  • Demonstrated capacity to work well independently and in collaboration with a diverse staff

DESIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Clinical proficiency with nonhuman primates and a high level of technical skills specific to primates
  • Board certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)
  • Clinical surgical and imaging (ultrasound and radiography) experience
  • Experience with hands-on technical training
  • Supervisory experience

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Associate Vice President for Animal Resources and Attending Veterinarian, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

1/25/21

The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP) at Purdue University seeks a motivated, resourceful, and visionary individual to join our senior leadership team as the new Associate Vice President for Animal Resources and Attending Veterinarian.

The Associate Vice President for Animal Resources and Attending Veterinarian is charged with ensuring outstanding animal care and welfare in all of the university’s research and teaching programs and facilitating optimal relationships among affiliated entities at Purdue. The successful candidate reports directly to the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships, is a member of the EVPRP’s senior research leadership team, and would hold a clinical faculty appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Purdue’s AAALAC-accredited animal facilities and animal care program is extensive and comprehensive. It encompasses 11 sites, including locations on campus and throughout Indiana, with approximately 75 buildings that house animals. The total space devoted to animal housing is approximately 700,000 square feet and 2,000 acres of pasture. The average daily animal census of laboratory and agricultural animals maintained in Purdue facilities, including on- and off-campus, totals more than 56,000.

  • The University is seeking an experienced US-licensed veterinarian who is board-certified by ACLAM (Diplomate of ACLAM preferred).
  • The successful candidate will oversee the veterinary care and husbandry for a variety of vertebrate animal species at all Purdue-associated facilities and will maintain full accreditation of the university with AAALAC. She/he will supervise other laboratory animal veterinarians and the animal husbandry/facility assistant director, and optimize and implement staffing, space and equipment needs in support of animal research.
  • The preferred candidate will qualify for a clinical faculty appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine and direct a laboratory animal residency training program.
  • The Attending Veterinarian will facilitate innovative and world changing research on three campuses in diverse colleges, departments, and multi-disciplinary centers.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

For a full position description and to apply, please click the following link:https://bit.ly/3bFs3kR


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

1/25/21

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, frogs, and zebrafish. Our AAALAC International accredited program consists of approximately 90 animal program staff, including eight veterinarians.

Faculty appointment ranking will be as an Assistant Scientist. Scientist track faculty are responsible for the research mission of the IUSM. All job duties as outlined herein are required to support the research mission. This is a non-tenure research track faculty position.

Overall duties will include but are not limited to: provision of clinical care, colony health surveillance and diagnostic services, investigator consultation and support, personnel training, and IACUC participation. Investigator assistance includes advisement on the conduct of technical services, breeding colony management, study design, and general administrative procedures.

Veterinary Duties (~70%):

  • Provide preventative, clinical, diagnostic, and surgical services to research animals at IUSM and to any contract facilities affiliated with IUSM.
  • Maintain animal care documents and other 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 of laboratory animals.
  • Provide expertise and assistance for specialty areas such as in immune-compromised, gnotobiotic, agricultural, or ABSL-3 restricted areas, as needed.
  • Work closely with a facility supervisor partner as a team to solve complex challenges impacting the unit.
  • Perform direct and indirect supervision of staff (lateral leadership), including human-resource related responsibilities such as time-management, scheduling, goal-setting, mentoring, career development, and performance management.
  • Share after-hours and holiday emergency on-call services with other veterinary staff on a rotating basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Associate Director or Director.

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 as well as IUSM 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.

As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.

Basic Qualifications:           

  • Doctorate or Terminal degree is required. A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) degree is required.
  • 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).
  • The ideal candidate will have prior relevant laboratory animal veterinary experience. Completion of an ACLAM-approved residency is preferred. The selected applicant will be required to work towards achieving ACLAM board-certification.
  • Ability to obtain an Indiana veterinary medical license, state and federal controlled substance registrations, USDA APHIS category II accreditation, and FBI Security Risk Assessment (SRA) within 6 months of employment and maintain in good-standing throughout employment.   

Application Process:

To learn more about this opportunity or apply, visit: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/10352

Please include (1) a short letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for 3 professional references.

The anticipated start date is July 1st, 2021, or a mutually agreeable date soon thereafter. The position will remain open for application on the IU hiring website until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Robin Crisler, DVM at crisler@iu.edu.