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Director, Comparative Medicine Unit (Veterinarian), Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH

1/23/23

Apply Here     https://neomed.peopleadmin.com/postings/3461

Position Type  Administrative/Professional, Full Time

Summary      

Reports to the Vice President for Research. General responsibilities include oversight and fiscal management of the operation of the Comparative Medicine Unit (CMU) and service as the Attending Veterinarian for NEOMED and as a non-tenure track faculty member of the University. Has direct and/or delegated authority and responsibility for activities involving animals at NEOMED. May also serve as the alternate attending veterinarian for the animal care programs at NEOMED affiliated institutions.

Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Location: Rootstown, OH 44272

For Benefits information visit: https://www.neomed.edu/hr/benefits/

Principal Functional Responsibilities       

  1. Directs the overall operation of the CMU; oversees preparation of the annual CMU budget and periodic cost accounting of operations to determine accurate service and per diem rates.
  2. Develops and directs implementation of policy regarding the operation of the CMU and the animal care program to maintain compliance with the Animal Welfare Act regulations, the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the National Research Council Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the requirements for accreditation by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care.
  3. Directly supervises the CMU Assistant Director including conducting their periodic performance evaluations; indirectly supervises the balance of CMU staff. Provides oversight and back up to staff veterinarian providing contractual veterinary service to consortium institutions.
  4. Serves as the attending veterinarian on the NEOMED Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee; reviews all animal use protocols for compliance with appropriate standards of animal care and use; participates in semiannual facility and program evaluations; provides IACUC training for IACUC members; compares grant applications with animal use protocols for congruence.
  5. Directs and oversees veterinary care for all animals used at NEOMED. Provides guidance to, and consultation with, research personnel regarding animal use in research, training and testing, including, but not limited to, appropriate animal model selection, surgery, experimental manipulation, anesthesia, analgesia, euthanasia, treatment, care, and research protocol design. Develops standard operating procedures for laboratory animal anesthesia, analgesia, euthanasia, surgery, and other aspects of laboratory animal use as needed.
  6. Develops programs for, and oversees provision of training in laboratory animal care, husbandry and use to CMU staff, research investigators, research technicians, graduate students and others who may work with laboratory animals. Course Director for surgical training course for surgical residents from NEOMED affiliated institutions; participates in animal-based research, teaching, and testing activities as needed. Functions as the lead author and Principal Investigator for funding opportunities in pursuit of CMU and animal care program enhancements and improvements. Serves on relevant NEOMED committees as determined by the Vice President for Research
  7. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications           

Education/Degrees:

Graduate of an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited college of veterinary medicine.

License/Memberships:

Licensed or eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Ohio. Valid licensure to acquire, prescribe and use controlled substances by the Drug Enforcement Administration of the Department of Justice. Accredited or eligible for accreditation in Category II of the National Veterinary Accreditation Program. Successful candidate will be supported towards and expected to pursue board-certification from The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine Inc.

Experience:

Minimum of five years experience as a laboratory animal medicine veterinary practitioner or scientist or technician. Minimum of three years experience as a director, associate director or equivalent leadership role in an animal care program of comparable size.

Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies:

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with a customer service orientation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication abilities.
  • Highly motivated individual with exceptional organizational skill
  • Proficiency with contemporary office software packages

Core Competencies

Leadership:

NEOMED creates positive change by educating and training Ohio’s next generation of health professionals, educators and researchers through experiential learning, high-impact research, strategic partnerships and innovation. By designing an environment where ideas and connections can flourish, NEOMED is transforming health care.

Exceptional Experience:

By creating a welcoming, supportive and well-resourced environment, NEOMED sets the stage for meaningful interactions among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and community members. The University empowers every individual to participate fully in the campus experience and the community that NEOMED serves.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

NEOMED recognizes, appreciates and celebrates all of the ways-from backgrounds to viewpoints-that people are different. The University’s culture is grounded in respect and thrives on the uniqueness of each individual. NEOMED encourages everyone’s participation by fostering policies and practices that ensure fair and just access, treatment and opportunities for all.

People:

Talent is NEOMED’s most valuable asset. The University invests in developing its faculty and staff to realize their fullest potential. As it works to attract and retain a diverse workforce and student body, NEOMED embraces opportunity and growth across all levels of the institution.

Talent Management:

NEOMED leadership strives to align department and individual talent management efforts with the university strategic plan and objectives through workforce planning, recruiting the right talent onboard and helping develop employees to their optimal potential and capabilities.

Operational Excellence:

NEOMED will create a culture of operational excellence by establishing clear administrative practices and eliminating waste. Leaders strive to meet customer expectations through a continuous improvement of the operational processes and creating a culture of employee empowerment to achieve objectives.

About NEOMED       

Northeast Ohio Medical University is committed to the health, economy and quality of life in Northeast Ohio through the medicine, pharmacy and health sciences education of students and practitioners at all levels; the development of new knowledge through research in the biomedical, community health and behavioral sciences; and the provision of community service and wellness education throughout the region.

Located in the center of one of the country’s top health care regions, NEOMED is among nationally-ranked hospitals, research companies and institutions of higher education that are thriving in the health sciences.

For more than 40 years, NEOMED has worked in collaboration with its educational, clinical and research partners to successfully train health professionals and medical researchers, the majority of whom come from and return to serve in Northeast Ohio. The University trains students in a team-based, interprofessional environment and offers Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees, in addition to master’s and doctoral degrees and research opportunities in other medical areas.


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

1/23/23

Position Summary:

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.

Position Qualifications:

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 or Board-eligible by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).

Accreditation by USDA as Category II Veterinarian preferred.

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 33157
Posting Date:  01/20/2023
Posting End Date: 02/19/2023

How To Apply:

Online application available at Careers@USF HTTP://gems.usf.edu:4440/psc/gemspro-tam/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U  

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.  Your cover letter and resume, plus any other requested material, must be in one attachment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

About USF

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.


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

1/18/23

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a division of the Department of Health and Human Services.  Its mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems, and apply that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.  ‘Turn Discovery into Health’.

The Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR) is in the Office of Research Services (ORS) which is under the NIH-Office of the Director.  The mission of DVR is to support the NIH intramural research program by providing quality animal care and specialized research services.  As a result, DVR is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic veterinarian to become a member of our team.  Our program contains multiple large and small animal species in facilities located on the Bethesda and Dickerson, Maryland campuses.  The program is accredited by AAALAC-International, and operates in full compliance with the Public Health Service policy, and the regulatory requirements under the Animal Welfare Act.  We are an equal opportunity employer committed to advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in accordance with Executive Order 13985 from President Biden.  Applications from women, persons from underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

The appointee will serve as a Supervisor and as a Facility Veterinarian.  As Supervisor, the successful candidate will have direct reports and is expected to facilitate employee development. As Facility Veterinarian, the incumbent will provide veterinary medical and surgical care to numerous species, and support NIH intramural research conducted by nineteen institutions.  The veterinarian operates with full authority to commit personnel and resources to accomplish study goals.  Responsibilities include consulting and collaborating with the intramural research community on animal study proposal design, providing technical support to investigators, and overseeing animal imports to preserve the biosecurity of existing colonies.  The veterinarian provides on-call and weekend/holiday coverage for the DVR Bethesda Campus facilities on rotation, and assists with coverage on the Dickerson, MD campus and when another DVR veterinarian is on-leave or out unexpectantly. The appointee will be involved in the preparation for AAALAC-International site visits, and may have the opportunity to serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. The appointee is expected to perform duties on site, however there may be occasions where duties can be performed virtually.

Candidates with supervisory or leadership experience are encouraged to apply.  Qualifications for the position include a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained from a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education; or for graduates of veterinary schools not accredited by the AVMA, the applicant is to have certification through the Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) from the AVMA, or certification through the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE) from the American Association of Veterinary State Boards.  Applicants must have a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least 1 state. Board certification or board eligible status in a veterinary specialty, e.g., Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is preferred.

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. A full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave, and savings plan (401(k) equivalent).  Additionally, ORS/DVR participates in the Federal Student Loan Repayment Program among other benefits.  Appointments for this position are made under Title 42 as Staff Scientist and are open to all sources. The duty stations for this position are Bethesda and Dickerson, Maryland.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae (CV), and an original diversity, equity and inclusion statement, and provide the names and addresses of three references. Information is to be sent to carol.clarke@nih.gov .


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Assistant Director, Center for Comparative Research, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

1/18/23

Job Requisition – R00015374

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson, Mississippi invites applications for the position of Assistant Director, Center for Comparative Research (CCR).  The position serves as the chief clinical veterinarian for the institution and reports to the CCR Executive Director.

UMMC is the state’s only academic health sciences center with Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Related Professions, Dentistry, Population Health and Graduate Studies.  Additionally, a strong collaborative relationship exists with our affiliate Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center.  The expanding research mission uses a wide variety of laboratory animal species involved in numerous disciplines, including hypertension and cardiovascular dynamics, obesity and related diseases, cancer biology and treatment, chemical dependency, and broad neuroscience applications.  The CCR is the centrally administered organization responsible for the care and maintenance of research animals, encompassing approximately 70,000 square feet of space.  Animal care and use programs maintain full accreditation by AAALAC International.

Position Summary

The successful candidate will manage the veterinary care program, maintain animal health surveillance programs, serve as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and help to develop and refine animal care and use programs.  The Assistant Director will also engage with the education and training of animal care personnel, laboratory technicians and investigators.  Additionally the successful candidate will be eligible for a faculty appointment in a discipline commensurate with education and experience.

Qualifications

  • Licensed DVM/VMD
  • Board certification (or Board eligible) by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Provide clinical veterinary care in support of the institution’s biomedical animal research mission.
  • Manage the continuing health-monitoring program.
  • Facilitate the advancement and growth of the anesthesia and surgical support functions of the CCR.
  • Engage with key support entities of the institution, including Facilities Services, Environmental Health & Safety, occupational health services, Office of Integrity and Compliance, etc. to assure appropriate resources for the CCR.
  • Serve as a voting member of the IACUC and fully participate in functions of the committee.
  • Serve in an advisory role to university research scientists in areas of model development, technical training, and problem solving.
  • Provide direct supervision and oversight of veterinary technicians.
  • Assist in leadership of animal care program, including a strong working relationship with the center’s facility management.
  • Assist in training programs associated with the institution’s animal care and use program, including CCR training and IACUC training.
  • Rotate in after-hours, weekend, and holiday on-call services.
  • Assist the department administration in overall guidance and leadership of the department, including personnel and budgetary management, short- and long-term planning, and interactions with accrediting and regulatory bodies.
  • Perform other incidental duties as noted by the Director and/or Institutional Official.

Preferred candidates will be selected on the basis of strong communication skills, demonstrated leadership qualities, teaching and mentoring capabilities, problem solving skills, and engagement with a diverse scientific mission.  The Assistant Director and the Executive Director will collaboratively provide strategic oversight to the institution’s animal care and use program, including a continual vision for growth, expansion, and development.

For consideration, please using the link below to apply: 

https://ummc.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UMCCareers/details/Assistant-Director---Center-for-Comparative-Research--Animal-Lab_R00015374-1?q=R00015374

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three references with their job application.  In addition, candidates are welcome to contact Andrew Grady DVM, Executive Director, for additional information  [agrady@umc.edu][601.984.1385].

The University of Mississippi Medical Center provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The Medical Center complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.


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Campus Veterinarian, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

1/18/23

Job ID: 47513

Initial Review Date (IRD) 02-23-2023

UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.

About UC Santa Cruz

UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.

Department Overview

UC Santa Cruz is a premier AAU research university with strengths in both laboratory and field research. The campus veterinarian is a campus-wide position that sits within the Office of Research and is supervised by the Vice Chancellor for Research. The campus veterinarian primarily supports faculty in the division of Physical & Biological Sciences, the Baskin School of Engineering and the Institute for Marine Sciences. The veterinarian oversees animal care in the laboratory setting, within the campus vivarium, at the Long Marine Lab and in the field work setting.

Job Summary

The campus veterinarian applies advanced professional veterinarian concepts to perform highly difficult general medical or surgical work. They provide consultation on problems or difficult cases. They mentor and oversee work of assigned personnel. This position may serve as chair of major committees such as quality improvement, peer review, etc. The campus veterinarian ensures activities adhere to animal use protocols; provides assessment to Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The position ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. The campus veterinarian provides training related to the use of animals and the development of animal research protocols and reviews all animal protocols. Provides consultation or clinical case management, reviews clinical records and determines if appropriate treatment is being given.

Appointment Information

Salary Information: Salary Range: $150,000 - $170,000/year. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.

  • Full-time, Fixed
  • Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
  • Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
  • Shift Includes: Day, Evenings, Weekend

Job Code Classification: 000354 (VETERINARIAN 4)

Travel: 25% of the time

Job Duties

60% - Animal Research Consultation

Communicates with researchers and the community regarding the use of laboratory animals in research projects and the treatment of animals during fieldwork. Consults on and reviews IACUC proposals. Provides consultation or clinical case management as needed. Consults on more difficult cases to review clinical records and determine if appropriate treatment is being given.

25% - Animal Care Operations

Competent in maintaining animal health records, including both manual and computerized health data. Oversees operational animal care functions. Performs audits of completed clinical work. Oversees animals and monitors animal health on experimental protocols in laboratories and field settings.

5% - Examinations & Reports

Has advanced understanding to be able to perform complex examinations, complete analyses, order X-rays, discuss special diets, and write prescriptions. Reviews reports and has the skill to interpret advanced results. Completes recharge forms for veterinary services.

5% - Conference & Instruction

May present at educational conferences or informal case management conferences on area of specialization. Provides instruction essential to the successful management of a veterinary practice for DVM veterinary students. Oversees the rotation of students through practice groups.

5% - Communications

Demonstrates advanced communication skills addressing sensitive issues with animals, clinical team members and staff.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree (D.V.M. / V.M.D.) from veterinary school that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Associate, or equivalent degree.
  • Requires knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of advanced Veterinarian duties.
  • Advanced clinical skills.
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of traditional laboratory animal species and willingness to work with non-traditional species.
  • Must have advanced diagnostic and decision making skills in more difficult cases with the ability to interpret results. Must be able to diagnose animal conditions and make associated treatment recommendations.
  • Ability to perform manual and electronic animal medical record keeping.
  • Must be able to communicate with owners / handlers, researchers and clinical staff members regarding a variety of complex clinical and care issues. Demonstrates interpersonal and oral communication skills to interact with all clients, students and staff.
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative manner.
  • Must be able to influence and interact well with others.
  • Experience to teach animal handling and husbandry skills to students and animal care technicians.
  • Requires knowledge of electronic / medical records systems. Must be computer literate.
  • Knowledge and ability to manage and/or oversee biosafety level 2 research and animal facilities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • For Research Facilities: ACLAM Diplomate (American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine).
  • Knowledge and/or experience with field research.
  • Knowledge and ability to manage and/or oversee breeding and management of genetically engineered rodents.
  • USDA National Veterinary Accreditation.

Special Conditions of Employment

  • Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
  • Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of California.
  • Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California.
  • The selected candidate will be required to work primarily on campus, with periods of remote work possible based on operational needs, and be able to fulfill requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
  • Ability to work on-call.
  • Ability to work safely in areas where hazardous materials are present or stored.
  • Ability to wear proper safety attire (long pants, closed-toe shoes, etc.) and personal protective equipment common in a laboratory setting.
  • Ability to travel to multiple work locations on and off campus.
  • The University of California has implemented a https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
  • Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=PEN&division=&title=1.&part=4.&chapter=2.&article=2.5.

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EEO/AA

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Clinical/Surgical Veterinarian III, Battelle Memorial Institute, West Jefferson, OH

1/17/23

Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Summary

Battelle is seeking a Clinical/Surgical Veterinarian III to perform non-surgical and surgical procedures, provide veterinary care and evaluations associated with sponsored preclinical study execution and research and development objectives. Position is located in West Jefferson, OH. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking, and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Battelle’s high regard for our employees. The position requires clinical experience with laboratory animals, and experience in common veterinary procedures and surgical techniques.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the daily care and clinical oversight/support of research animals, disease diagnosis and study support in ABSL-2 and ABSL-3 research areas 
  • Contribute veterinary insight to IACUC protocols and procedures 
  • Development and refinement of various veterinary procedures 
  • Conducting a variety of both invasive and noninvasive surgical procedures and documenting protocol specified surgical and non-surgical procedures and acquiring and applying new procedural and clinical surgical skills as required.  Surgeries include but not limited to:
    • Vascular Access Port (VAPs) placements
    • Telemetry transmitter implantation
    • DSI and EMKA units; for temperature and activity, blood pressure, left ventricular pressure, respiratory impedance, electrocardiogram, electroencephalogram
    • Medical device implantation
    • Other surgeries as required by study.
  • Contribute to maintaining compliance with various regulatory agencies and assist with inspections and renewals of accreditations and certifications 
  • Engage with other veterinarians to maintain and advance the animal care and use program including preventative medicine, routine and emergency veterinary care, health surveillance, and use of in vivo models in biomedical research
  • Remaining informed of, and responsive to, regulatory changes
  • Use controlled substances and be responsible for maintaining appropriate records
  • Demonstrate ability to adapt to the unique challenges of fast-paced research environments

Key Qualifications

  • DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited institution
  • ACLAM/ECLAM Board Certified or eligible
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state
  • Five+ years of laboratory animal (combined clinical and surgical) experience in an academic or industry setting  
  • USDA accreditation or application submitted within 1 month of hire
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government security clearance. 
  • Laboratory experience working with in vivo models
  • Ability to work with a high priority focused on biosecurity, attention to detail, and timeliness. Individual must demonstrate persistence and energy in a dynamic, fast-paced, and demanding work environment
  • Willingness to learn at a rapid pace in results oriented, teamwork environment
  • Ability to work weekends on a rotational on-call basis
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, sufficient for accurate transmission of information internally within team and across the organization
  • Work may involve the use of potentially hazardous materials or may be located in areas where such materials are used. Work requires the use of personal protective equipment and adherence to strict safety protocols
  • Must be willing to participate in a medical health surveillance program and be able to wear personal protective equipment as required
  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and FDA approved immunizations
  • Visual Demands – Must be able to read and see clearly. Prescription eye wear is allowed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Surgical modeling experience is preferred.

Benefits: Live an Extraordinary Life
We care about your well-being, not just on the job. Battelle offers comprehensive and competitive benefits to help you live your best life.  Most benefits (including medical/dental/vision and holiday pay) are immediate upon employment.

Battelle is an equal opportunity employer. 

Link to apply:  https://performancemanager8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=72856&company=battelle

Or contact Deb Meyer, Sr. Recruiter – meyerdl@battelle.org, office # 614-424-4256


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Clinical Veterinarian Center for Comparative Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

1/17/23

The Center for Comparative Medicine at the University of Virginia (UVA) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Clinical Veterinarian.  The mission of the Center for Comparative Medicine is to support biomedical research and teaching that utilizes laboratory animals. The Center does this in a manner which promotes the policies set by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) whose charge is to oversee compliance by personnel at the University of Virginia with federal regulations and guidelines.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide oversight of the clinical veterinary care program for research animals at the University.  The successful incumbent will:

  • Deliver expert clinical case management, treatment, and knowledge of a variety of laboratory animal species including transgenic mice, rats, rabbits, pigs, sheep, ferrets, prairie voles, zebra finches, white-crowned sparrows, zebra fish, Xenopus tropicalis, and Xenopus laevis.
  • Provide surgical support including anesthesia monitoring, induction, and recovery.
  • Perform or assist in minor and major surgical procedures.
  • Evaluate and examine newly arrived USDA animals upon request.
  • Understands, follows, and carries out all SOPs, quality assurance standards, safety procedures, and documentation requirements for related activities.
  • Oversee rodent importation quarantine including review of health reports for incoming shipments, including the performance of rederivation procedures.
  • Participate in On-call rotation and provide services after regular business hours, weekends, and holidays.

Training Responsibilities:

  • Develop veterinary technician training for new employees and continuing education.
  • Provide hands on training for the Comparative Medicine staff and researcher staff.
  • Supervise veterinary technicians to ensure work meets expectations and provide annual evaluations.
  • Develop tools to assist staff and investigators in compliance-related activities.
  • Consult with research staff on the veterinary aspects of protocol development.
  • Teach research personnel in a Rodent Anesthesia and Surgery class every other month.
  • Ensure staff has resources needed to accomplish their tasks well and in a timely manner.
  • Participate in new employee recruitment, interviews and hiring decisions; onboard and train new hires.
  • Coordinate staff to ensure research support can be provided when it does not Interfere with routine health assessments.

Compliance Responsibilities:

  • Ensure regulatory compliance by reporting instances of non-compliance to the Office of Animal Welfare.
  • Review, implement, improve & assist in audits of records, procedures & protocols.
  • Participate in monthly IACUC meetings as a voting member and semiannual inspections/program review.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree (DVM or VMD).
  • Licensure: Active veterinary license in one of the United States and be either certified or board eligible with the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Health Screening Requirement: Employees are required to comply with the Health System’s new immunization policy – OCH-002: Occupational Health Screening and Maintenance; this position also requires a drug screening.

The anticipated start date is April 1, 2023 (negotiable.) This position is a Managerial & Professional (exempt-level) position and not tenure-track faculty.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $125,000-$160,000 commensurate with education and experience. Relocation reimbursement up to $20,000 will be provided.  This is an exempt level (salaried), benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit: https://hr.virginia.edu/benefits.

This position is located on the main grounds of the University of Virginia, but can include semiannual trips to the Anheuser Busch Coastal Research Center in Oyster, VA, The Virginia State Arboretum in Front Royal, VA and/or Mountain Lake Biological Station in Blacksburg, VA.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A completed pre-employment health & drug screening is required for this position prior to employment. 

Physical Demands:

The candidate must be able to lift 30lbs, stand at and walk between facilities for up to six hours per day, and wear appropriate personal protective equipment to work in environments that may contain hazards which include: animal allergens, biohazards (ABSL2), hot machinery, radioisotopes, and chemical hazards.

Application Review: To be considered, applications must be received by February 15, 2023. Review of applicants will begin February 16, 2023. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0043870. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs.’

All applications must include the following documents:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Three letters of recommendation

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

References will be completed via UVA’s standardized process Skill Survey. A total of five references will be requested via SkillSurvey during the final phase of the interview process.

For additional information about the position, please contact Sanford H. Feldman, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, at shf2b@virginia.edu.

For questions about the application process, please contact Jessica Speth, Academic Recruiter, js9rk@virginia.edu

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/.


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Clinical Veterinarian, Columbia University,  New York, NY

1/6/23

Columbia University is seeking a Clinical Veterinarian.

To apply -https://secure.dc4.pageuppeople.com/apply/884/gateway/Default.aspx?c=apply&sJobIDs=531624&SourceTypeID=796&sLanguage=en-us

  • Requisition #: 531624
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Institute of Comparative Medicine
  • Salary Range: 135,000

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

Responsibilities

  • Training: Develops training materials and conducts hands-on training for staff and investigators; provides surgical, anesthesia and technical support to investigators through animal model development, study conduct and training; and conducts didactic training of personnel and investigators in the appropriate care and use of laboratory animals.
  • Regulatory compliance: Provides guidance to investigators on protocol development and regulatory compliance; performs veterinary consultations on IACUC protocols; reviews animal use protocols and assists with facility inspections and programmatic evaluations;  and works with the IACUC on post approval monitoring and protocol compliance.
  • Veterinary care: Manages the health and wellbeing of various laboratory animal species including rodents, non-human primates, farm animals and aquatic species;  delivers veterinary care through accurate diagnosis and treatment; develops and manages the clinical care program for all surgical cases;  creates pre, intra and post-operative care plans in consultation with investigators; and establishes anesthesia, analgesia, and euthanasia protocols for various laboratory animal species.
  • Research support:  Collaborates with research team on large animal model development, surgical planning, bio-imaging and data interpretation; attends laboratory research meetings as necessary to assist with model development, interpret clinical and experimental data, and promote regulatory compliance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education:  DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited institution or a BVSc; licensed to practice veterinary medicine in NY and have training or experience in laboratory animal medicine.  ACLAM certification or board eligibility is required.
  • Prior experience in an academic environment and advanced research training  (MS, PhD, MPH etc.) with non-human primate experience is highly desirable.
    • Hours Per Week: 35
    • Salary Range: 135,000

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Clinical Veterinarian, Charles River Insourcing Solutions, Boston, MA

1/5/23

Apply athttps://jobs.criver.com
Job ID: 193734

We are seeking a Clinical Veterinarian to join our Insourcing Solutions team at our client site in Boston!

How will you have an impact?

This is the moment to use your talents and imagine those talents contributing to improving global health and peoples’ lives. In the Clinical Veterinarian role, you can do that by utilizing your knowledge in lab animal medicine, science, and veterinary clinical medicine to collaborate with research investigators and site staff to optimize the objectives of animal research protocols and ensure the integrity of the research and animal care.   

Why work at Charles River?

We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees, internal career development, competitive benefits, and salary. This role offers a $2,000 Sign-on Bonus and Relocation Assistance if Needed!!

What you will do!

In this Clinical Veterinarian role, you will confer with investigators and staff regarding the type of animal research conducted and provide advice on veterinary clinical considerations, animal health and welfare, training, procedures, numbers and/or care of the animals. In addition, supervise veterinary technicians, write timely annual performance reviews, encourage professional development, and develop, coordinate, and participate in educational and training programs that focus on techniques that are important to the animal studies. You will administer, or direct the administration, of treatment(s) as appropriate; perform and document post-mortem examination of animals-both for the purpose of providing information for a research project or in terms of determining a health issue within the facility. 

In collaboration with other Boston Children's Hospital/ARCH staff members, the IACUC and the IACUC Office administration, you will contribute substantially to the institution’s comprehensive program to provide humane care and use of research animals and help to assure compliance with federal regulations governing the care and use of laboratory animals and serve as a voting member of the IACUC.

Who are we looking for?

A candidate that possesses a high school diploma or general education degree is required; A candidate that possesses a DVM or a certificate of training accepted by the AVMA. Must have exposure to field of Laboratory Animal medicine; and participation in 2-5 externships during veterinary school or employment at an institution with a laboratory animal facility required. Must have Licensure to practice vet medicine in a least 1 U.S. state. We also have a Sr. Veterinarian open as well, same website, Job ID 213644

If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us and BE THE DIFFERENCE!

About Insourcing Solutions

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

About Charles River

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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021. With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.

CRL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, ardent believers in diversity, equity, and inclusion with a strong commitment to creating a workplace where everyone can succeed and thrive. We are dedicated to building and retaining a talented workforce that encompasses diversity of thought, work styles, and beliefs as well as all aspects of diversity including race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, and other categories.


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Clinical Veterinarian, Charles River Insourcing Solutions,Hamilton, MT

1/5/23

Job ID: 183611
Website to apply:https://jobs.criver.com
Salary: $150-155K plus a $4,000 Sign-On Bonus!

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. We are currently looking for a CV to join our Insourcing Solutions team at our client site RML in Hamilton, MT. We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees, internal career development, competitive benefits, and salary. 

How will you have an impact?
This is the moment to use your talents and imagine those talents contributing to improving global health and peoples’ lives. In the CV role, you can do that by supporting and ensuring the integrity of the infectious disease research and health care of the animal colonies.  

What you will do!
In the Clinical Veterinarian (Biocontainment) role, your main duties would involve supporting infectious disease research by conducting physical examinations, radiography, bronchoscopy, ultrasonography, interpretation of clinical pathology, and other types of clinical procedures in BSL2 - BSL4 environments. You will manage the health care of the animal colonies, providing clinical care and preventive medicine support; as well as perform clinical, diagnostic, and surgical support, in addition to providing anesthesia. You may also assist with the development, execution, and animal monitoring for the preventive medicine program, plus provide analgesic technical expertise when needed. Document and submit detailed reports, as well as using controlled substances and maintaining proper records. Participation in a special immunization program for infectious agents involved in studies may also be required.

As the CV, you are an integral part of our team, as you may be tasked with reviewing, writing, and updating facility policies, veterinary care, and behavioral SOPs. You may also be asked to recommend/assist with establishing/enhancing animal standards, provide guidance to veterinary services personnel, and/or the opportunity to develop innovative surgical techniques/procedural improvements. You will also develop and train staff, participate in inspections or audits of veterinary/animal welfare content, and collaborate with other staff regarding animal care, health, welfare, and treatment.

Who are we looking for?
A candidate that possesses a DVM or VMD for an AVMA accredited program or ECFVG certification. Licensure to practice vet medicine in a least 1 U.S. state. ACLAM board certification preferred or acquisition within 2 years of hire required. Four years lab animal experience with multiple species. NHP (old and new world) experience a plus. Must have good clinical skills and thorough knowledge of Animal Welfare regulations and the AAALAC accreditation process. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education/experience listed. 

If you are interested in contributing to the well-being of our communities, not only across the country but around the world, please join us and BE THE DIFFERENCE!


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Senior Research Veterinarian, Department of Veterinary Resources (DVR), Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadellphia, PA

1/3/23

Apply online at  https://careers.chop.edu/job-invite/233087/

The Senior Research Veterinarian plays a vital role in the day-to-day clinical operations. Working independently, the Senior Research Veterinarian  is primarily responsible for research animal clinical care, veterinary procedures, training, stakeholder collaboration, compliance, and supervision.

Job Responsibilities

              1.Clinical Care

  • Expert clinical case management, treatment and knowledge of a variety of laboratory animal species including rabbits, pigs, sheep, NHPs and rodents
  • Provide surgical support including anesthesia monitoring, induction and recovery
  • Perform minor and major surgical procedures as needed or assist
  • Evaluate and examine newly arrived animals
  1. Procedures
  • Understands, follows, and carries out all SOPs, quality assurance standards, safety procedures, and documentation requirements for related activities
  • Oversee quarantine including review of health reports from incoming shipments
  • Participate in On-call rotation and provide services after regular business hours, weekends, and holidays
  1. Training
  • Develop training programs, manuals, materials, presentations
  • Provide hands on training for the staff and researchers
  • Supervise personnel to ensure work meets expectations
  1. Ensure regulatory compliance
  • Review, implement, improve & assist in audits of records, procedures & protocols
  • Develop tools to assist staff and investigators in compliance-related activities
  • Participate in monthly IACUC meetings
  • Consult on protocol development and design
  • Supervise activities and provide recommendations
  1. Supervise supporting staff
  • Ensure staff is performing job duties and have resources needed
  • Provide performance feedback and review
  • Encourage staff development opportunities
  • Participate in new employee recruitment, interviews and hiring decisions; onboard and train new hires
  • Coordinate staff to ensure protocol support can be provided when requested

Requirements

Preferred Experience:

  • Five (5) years of veterinarian experience in a laboratory animal setting.
  • One (1) year of surgical experience in large animals   
  • One (1) year of supervisory or management experience.                                                                   

Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations:

  • Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DACLAM)

The Department of Veterinary Resources (DVR) team at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute supports and consults on all scientific, medical, and compliance issues related to animal-based research. The team's responsibilities include clinical veterinary services, animal husbandry, animal procurement, animal enrichment, investigator support, training, and compliance oversight. The DVR Senior Director and Attending Veterinarian implements the program of veterinary care and provides supervision of the DVR staff to identify, treat, and prevent disease introduction and/or transmission in colony research animals. The DVR veterinary team is available for consultation on animal-based research protocols, laboratory animal management, and development of grant applications for research involving animal models.

Seeking Breakthrough Makers 

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)—named America’s 2022 Best Large Employer by Forbes—offers countless ways to change lives. Our diverse community of more than 20,000 Breakthrough Makers will inspire you to pursue passions, develop expertise, and drive innovation.

At CHOP, your experience is valued; your voice is heard; and your contributions make a difference for patients and families. Join us as we build on our promise to advance pediatric care—and your career.

CHOP’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

CHOP is committed to building an inclusive culture where employees feel a sense of belonging, connection, and community within their workplace. We are a team dedicated to fostering an environment that allows for all to be their authentic selves. We are focused on attracting, cultivating, and retaining diverse talent who can help us deliver on our mission to be a world leader in the advancement of healthcare for children.

We strongly encourage all candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply


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Staff Scientist 2 (Core Laboratory), Chief, Rocky Mountain Veterinary Branch, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, MT

1/3/23

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)—a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)—is recruiting a staff scientist 2 (core laboratory) to serve as chief of the Rocky Mountain Veterinary Branch (RMVB) and attending veterinarian, Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML). This position is located on NIAID’s RML campus in Hamilton, Montana.

The selected candidate will provide active and visible leadership to the RML Animal Program and oversee all policy matters and administrative management of RMVB. The incumbent will oversee the execution of a multimillion-dollar budget and ensure safe conduct of animal research in biosafety level (BSL) 3 and BSL-4 laboratories. The incumbent will also provide expert scientific input and support to RML investigators and research groups for the planning, design, execution, and analysis of infectious disease research studies involving the use of animals. The incumbent will direct the development and implementation of comprehensive RML plans to ensure that the animal facilities will meet immediate and future research needs, which includes the capability to provide overall veterinary clinical and pathology services required by RML researchers. The incumbent will maintain liaison with leaders in laboratory animal medicine, care, and use, including national and international societies and organizations. In addition, the incumbent will maintain up-to-date knowledge of all animal health, animal utilization, and environmental conditions required by oversight organizations, such as the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International. The incumbent will be responsible for assuring compliance with all animal care and use policies of the Public Health Service and other regulations.

Applicants must have a D.V.M. or equivalent doctoral veterinary degree and be specialty board certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. The ideal candidate will have considerable experience working in animal biosafety level (ABSL) 4 containment, several years’ experience working with nonhuman primate models of emerging infectious diseases, experience working with select agents, and demonstrated experience leading a large, complex, species-diverse laboratory animal program. The selected candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance to work with select agents and must be physically capable of working in BSL-3 and BSL-4 environments for up to 5 hours at a time.

Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full civil-service package of benefits (including retirement; health, life, and long-term care insurance; Thrift Savings Plan; etc.) is available. Women and people from other groups underrepresented in biomedical research are especially encouraged to apply. U.S. citizenship is not required.

To Apply

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae (CV)/bibliography and a statement describing how their expertise will contribute to the success of the RMVB, including approaches to training, management, and commitment to fostering diversity in biomedical research (two-page limit). Additionally, three letters of reference must be sent directly from the referees. Please include in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities in which you have been involved, especially those involving women and people from other groups underrepresented in biomedical research. All application materials should be submitted to NIAIDDIRSearch@niaid.nih.gov between January 24 and January 28, 2023.

HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers. NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community through its training and employment programs.


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Director, Laboratory of Animal Sciences Section, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH) , Bethesda, MD

1/3/23

Position Description:

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland is recruiting for a Director, Laboratory of Animal Sciences Section (LASS) to lead the Animal Care Program within its Division of Intramural Research (DIR). The NIDDK DIR conducts basic research in several wide-ranging areas (cell biology, genetics, bioorganic chemistry, structural biology, developmental biology) as well as clinical research directed towards curing diseases of the liver, kidney, gastrointestinal tract and those related to obesity and endocrinology. More than 40 NIDDK Principal Investigators use vertebrate animal models in their research.

Some benefits of the position are:

  • This position will be a Title 42, federal appointment;
  • The salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Position is subject to  Federal Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) and merit-based pay increases;
  • A full civil-service package of benefits (including health, life, defined retirement benefit, and 401K-equivalent plan) is available;
  • The position is located on the main NIH campus at 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland, which is bus/bicycle/Metro (Red Line: Medical Center) accessible.

Responsibilities:

The Laboratory of Animal Science Section (LASS) and its Director provide support and guidance to researchers within NIDDK’s Intramural Research Program (IRP) for all phases of laboratory animal experimentation, including:

  • Train and supervise LASS staff members, including contracted animal care workers, in proper housing, handling, care, and use of research animals to ensure compliance with guidelines issued by the HHS, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC);
  • Managing animal care facilities in order to maximize the use of animals, animal room space, and animal care resources;
  • Implementing and coordinating animal disease monitoring, investigation, prevention, and treatment;
  • Providing guidance on animal-study proposal submission; and
  • Provide advice and training to animal users on specific techniques such as anesthesia and surgery.

The LASS is responsible for the housing and care of research animals and for enhancing their well-being. The LASS provides consultation and technical animal research services to researchers and surgical support. This position requires an on-site presence on the Bethesda campus of the NIH, including during emergency, government shutdown, or other workplace disruptions, and cannot be performed remotely.  The section’s facilities and services are available to all NIDDK researchers who have been approved to conduct animal research by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.  Additionally, the Director will aid the NIDDK in fostering a diverse workforce by:

  • Cultivating a Culture of Inclusion and Accessibility;
  • Creating and Renewing a Diverse Workforce;
  • Supporting a Nurturing Environment and Retaining Talent.

The Director will initiate and direct management of activities with LASS staff, including, but not limited to:

  • Oversee and guide strategic planning of the LASS; set goals and priorities;
  • Oversee and coordinate establishment, management, and recruitment activities to meet or exceed animal needs of our intramural research program;
  • Serve as Attending Veterinarian on the NIDDK IACUC;
  • Represent the NIDDK on the NIH Animal Program Directors’ Committee and the Animal Research Advisory Committee;
  • Develop, implement, manage, and evaluate on-boarding and ongoing training programs for LASS personnel and actively mentor for staff career development;
  • Supervise LASS staff members providing services such as freezing of embryos and rederivation of mouse lines;
  • Act as a point of contact for Division faculty and external parties regarding the policies and procedures that govern the NIDDK/NIH use of animals in research;
  • Develop and implement programmatic decisions on such matters as program planning, budget formulations, and resource allocation;
  • Work closely with the Scientific Director and Deputy Scientific Director to develop and recommend policies for the execution of effective and efficient animal use in the Division.

Qualifications:

  • A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from a College of Veterinary Medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Association or a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Association's Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG);
  • A permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice veterinary medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States;
  • Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DACLAM) or DACLAM eligibility;
  • A successful record and a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience managing and or oversight of a sophisticated animal research program, principally using rodents;
  • A successful record of leading training and mentoring efforts at a Departmental or Institutional level;
  • A successful record of leading and/or facilitating the completion of diversity and inclusion initiatives preferably in an academic setting. This includes demonstration of an in-depth knowledge on issues of: access, inclusion, diversity, equity, and multiculturalism in a large, complex organizational setting;
  • Must have an ability to build consensus, find support, and reconcile competing interests;
  • Must have a record of successful collaboration in a team environment with senior leaders of the organization;
  • Conflict resolution skills and the ability to find mutually acceptable solutions to difficult problems;
  • A record of collecting and using data to assess the effectiveness of initiatives and to achieve measurable results;
  • Strong active listening and communication skills.

Reasonable Accommodation:

NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

To Apply:

To apply, submit your curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter to: Ms. Danica Day at NIDDKScientificDir@niddk.nih.gov with the subject heading of Director, Laboratory of Animal Sciences Section. In your application, include a summary of your experience and expertise in the animal care field, professional goals, supervisory and managerial experience, and efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please provide names and contact information for three references willing to provide a Letter of Recommendation, upon request.       An official transcript will be required before an offer can be extended.

Applications will be considered starting February 1, 2023 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates may also contact Dr. Mark St. Claire (markst@intra.niddk.nih.gov), Director, Laboratory of Animal Sciences Section, or Dr. Marc Reitman (marc.reitman@nih.gov), Search committee chair, for additional information.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we actively prohibit discrimination of any kind. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, women, and people who are differently-abled to apply.


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University Veterinarian, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

12/19/22

Consistently ranked amongst the top 20 public universities and the best 40 public and private universities in the world, The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research and teaching. UBC’s spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo since 1915. With two main campuses located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) people (Vancouver campus) and the unceded territory of the Syilx (Okanagan) peoples (Okanagan campus), UBC’s entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. Bold thinking is given a place to define ideas that change the world at UBC.

As a world leader in animal care research support, the University of British Columbia (UBC) takes pride in its progressive and innovative approach. With diversity of services and state-of-the-art facilities, UBC is seeking a true visionary clinical veterinarian to join this unique portfolio. The University Veterinarian (UV) plays a prominent role in the strategic and technical planning and delivery of all matters related to the welfare and care and use of animals in research at UBC.

The University Veterinarian leads a team of clinical veterinarians who are expert advisors in all aspects of animal care, and provide professional veterinary services across all UBC and affiliated animal facilities.  The UV serves as an integral member of the UBC Animal Care Committee (ACC) and works with the ACC to ensure that all animal-based research and teaching adheres to CCAC guidelines. The UV will provide expert input into plans for renovations to existing and any new animal research facilities or to ensure they meet with Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) and other appropriate guidelines. In addition, the UV will assist in attracting new preclinical collaborative projects to ACS to support the BC and Canadian Life Sciences community.

The UV will be a seasoned leader with 10 – 15 years’ experience who is licensed or eligible for licensure with the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia.   They will have demonstrated success on a leadership team in a large, complex organization that champions excellence in animal research. The UV will also have demonstrated expertise building and maintaining excellent relationships with team members, regulatory bodies and executive leadership. The UV will be collegial and curious, solutions-oriented, focused on the greater good and brings a demonstrated  track record of excellence in the use and welfare of animals in research.

Candidates can apply via the application page on our website: 

https://pfmsearch.com/executive-opportunity/the-university-of-british-columbia-university-veterinarian/


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Clinical Track Assistant Professor/Clinical Veterinarian, University of Georgia (UGA), Athens GA

12/16/22

Apply online athttps://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/295791

The UGA AAALAC-accredited animal care and use program is seeking applications for a full-time non-tenure clinical track faculty veterinarian jointly appointed in University Research Animal Resources (URAR) and the Department of Population Health in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). The URAR supports a broad variety of activities using diverse species; provides veterinary care to facilities which include a large ABSL3/ABSL3-Ag facility, conventional rodent, rabbit, dog, cat, amphibian, aquaculture, agricultural and nonhuman primate areas; and promotes continuous development of a high-quality, service-oriented research resource. Reporting to the Director of URAR, the duties of this position include providing veterinary care; performing diagnostic and research-related procedures; consulting with faculty on the development of research projects; and participating in training investigators, research staff, and URAR professionals. Further duties encompass participating in oversight of compliance with applicable policy, guidelines, and laws, including biosafety; serving on the Institutional Biosafety Committee; reviewing Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) protocols and attending IACUC meetings; and mentoring and instructing veterinary students and externs. A License to practice veterinary medicine in a state in the United States and the ability to gain licensure in the state of Georgia within 3 months of hire is required.

Requirements for appointment for Clinical Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) can be found in the Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion of Non-tenure Track Clinical Faculty in the Department of Population Health: https://provost.uga.edu/resources/documents/ptucriteria/Population_Health_ClinicalFaculty.pdf

Qualified applicants are invited to submit (1) a letter of intent, including professional interests and career goals, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the name, mailing address, and contact information for three professional references.  The UGA CVM is committed to enhancing the diversity, equity and inclusion of the College and the veterinary profession. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths/experiences in these areas as it relates to teaching, research and/or service in their cover letter.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. M.A. McCrackin, URAR Director (ma.mccrackin@uga.edu; 706-542-9710). All applications received on or before the closing date of January 6, 2023 will be fully considered. As required by the UGA policy, the successful candidate will be subject to a background investigation.

The UGA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).


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

12/8/22

Faculty/Clinical Veterinarian.

Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Comparative Medicine, in Hershey, PA is seeking applicants for a clinical veterinarian. The position provides a unique opportunity to develop an academic career in an internationally-recognized department. The individual will work with laboratory animal veterinarians, veterinary residents, veterinary technicians, veterinary pathologist, and biomedical researchers. Responsibilities include: (1) providing health care for the department's rodent and rabbit facilities and professional services to research personnel in a multi-species AAALAC-accredited laboratory animal program; (2) participating in teaching and training of veterinary residents, graduate students and medical students; and (3) developing collaborative research interests. This is a non-tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must have a DVM or VMD degree, successfully completed a residency/training program in laboratory animal medicine, be licensed to practice in at least one state, and have US citizenship or permanent resident status. Board certification or eligibility in Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is required. Salary and benefits are generous and will be based on experience and qualifications.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University polices.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/3703093

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Director/Senior Director In Vivo Research, Altos Labs, San Francisco Bay Area, CA

12/7/22

For a complete job description and to apply go to 

https://boards.greenhouse.io/altoslabs/jobs/4736018004

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing solutions, practices, tools, and processes to improve the in vivo resources program across research, drug discovery, and clinical development to increase efficiency, in vivo health, regulatory compliance, and in vivo research quality.
  • Partnering with scientists and researchers in the design and implementation of in vivo experiments.
  • Ensuring compliance with all federal, state and institutional regulations, policies and guidelines, and advise the Institutional Officer and executive leadership on all matters related to research involving laboratory animals at Altos.
  • Participating in Institute committees as appointed, including IACUC, Space Planning and HR advisory committees.
  • Interacting extensively with all institute researchers on the selection, acquisition, and use of research animals, and overseeing training of scientists on the appropriate use of animals in research.
  • Providing oversight to researchers on the development and successful implementation of IACUC protocols.
  • Leveraging personal training and industry expertise, as well as the knowledge and skills of others on the team, to support the Altos mission.
  • Preparing operational summaries to include resource management, forecasting, and capital equipment needs.

Who You Are

The level of the position will depend on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an AVMA-accredited program.
  • Veterinary Licensure in at least one state with the ability to obtain licensure in the State of California, a DEA practitioner’s license and USDA accreditation within 6 months of employment.
  • Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).
  • 8+ years of relevant experience in a government, industry, or academic setting.
  • Thorough understanding of all policies and regulations governing animal-based research in the United States.

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Veterinarian, Instructor or Assistant Professor, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, LA

12/6/22

The Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC), located in Covington, LA, is seeking applications for the position of veterinarian within the Division of Veterinary Medicine to help meet the needs of its expanding program.

The TNPRC is one of seven National Primate Research Centers in the U.S. The TNPRC is an AAALAC International accredited facility housing approximately 5,000 nonhuman primates (NHP) of six different species. TNPRC’s research program is focused on infectious disease with a concentration on the study of AIDS. Other areas of research involve emerging infectious diseases, gene therapy, biodefense, enteric disease, NHP behavior, and NHP medicine and surgery.

Responsibilities of the position include general medical and surgical care of breeding colony and research animals, provision of research support, and training of investigators, laboratory animal medicine residents, veterinary students, and technicians. The successful candidate will join a team of ACLAM board certified veterinarians in the Division of Veterinary Medicine and will be provided opportunities to participate in the conduct of independent or collaborative research.

The candidate must hold a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in one of the 50 states. ACLAM board certification or eligibility is preferred. The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to interact positively with others with an orientation toward team science, intellectual curiosity, and demonstrated initiative toward continuous improvement.

This position will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected. Apply Now https://apply.interfolio.com/102687

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities as well as veterans.

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.


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Associate Director, Veterinary Medicine, Takeda, San Diego, CA

12/5/22

APPLY HERE:https://www.takedajobs.com/job/san-diego/associate-director-veterinary-medicine/1113/40797568816

JOB ID: R0082961

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as the Associate Director, Veterinary Medicine in our San Diego, CA office.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to provide Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE

Reporting to the Attending Veterinarian and Head of Comparative Medicine North America, the Associate Director for Veterinary Medicine - San Diego will be a member of the Comparative Medicine North America Leadership Team. Duties include:

  • Direct responsibility for comparative medicine veterinary care at the Takeda San Diego site; provide subject matter expertise in regulatory support; collaborate across sites and functions for the delivery of in vivo portfolio and animal welfare at Takeda
  • Provide day to day hands-on clinical care for rodent colonies at the San Diego site, direct veterinary medical, diagnostic, surgical and/or treatment services, assist investigators with IACUC protocol development and review, and assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations and AAALAC International accreditation.
  • Maintain regular and clear communication with the IACUC, Attending Veterinarian, and Institutional Official to ensure animal health, proper approval and conduct of in vivo discovery research.
  • Support assessment of and oversight for North America contracted animal research globally

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Oversee the program of veterinary care at the San Diego site, veterinary medicine and surgery, animal health monitoring and quarantine, developing and expanding core in vivo technical services support, IACUC collaboration, and training and educational programs for staff and scientists.
  • Member of the IACUC: Protocol development and veterinary pre-review with the IACUC electronic system, working closely with researchers to develop understanding and high quality submissions.
  • Work with the IACUC Program Manager to ensure streamlined IACUC policies, processes, inspections/ program reviews, investigations, and overall animal welfare compliance.
  • Partner with scientists based on 3Rs philosophy for in vivo model and study design development through post-approval monitoring, in support of the translational research portfolio.
  • Provide training and continuing education for colleagues in principles and skills for the conduct of high quality in vivo research.
  • Develop and lead the post-approval monitoring program, including coordination and scheduling, reports, and follow-through on all relevant activities.
  • As a subject matter expert, take responsibility for site inspection, audit, and accreditation events to ensure inspection readiness, compliance, and follow through on findings and suggestions for improvement.
  • Apply Operational Excellence (OpEx) principles to veterinary care, regulatory and operations to advance the culture of continuous improvement.
  • Interact with Comparative Medicine Operations and support functions (EHS, Occupational Health, Safety and others) to ensure overall excellence in the program of animal care.
  • Develop new policies and procedures as needed, plan for continuous improvement, and foster an inclusive, collaborative work environment.
  • Support the portfolio by serving as subject expert in laboratory animal and comparative medicine; collaborates with research scientists on animal model development, experimental design and data interpretation
  • Align with Discovery and Toxicologic Pathology to ensure consistent and high-quality necropsy, tissue collection and trimming; ensure compliance with all relevant federal, state and local animal welfare regulations, policies, guidelines and ordinances
  • Advocate for animal welfare and the 3 Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement) focused on continuous improvement while maximizing efficient use of resources and ensuring that scientific objectives are met to advance the pipeline
  • Ensure successful maintenance of AAALAC accreditation at the San Diego site
  • Ensure compliance with controlled substances regulations
  • Support vivarium design, construction, renovation, repair and relocation projects
  • Establish individual and functional Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and performance management
  • Rotate on-call coverage weekends and holidays with the consulting veterinarian and other vivarium personnel as appropriate.

EDUCATION, BEHAVORIAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

  • Doctoral degree (DVM/ VMD) from veterinary school accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), or equivalent degree with certification from the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG).
  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Board certification or Board-eligible
  • Must be licensed to practice veterinary licensure in the state of CA, CS registration for DEA and CA, and veterinary accreditation with the USDA (or within 12 months of hire).
  • 4+ years of experience providing veterinary medical care to laboratory animals in biomedical research, preferably biopharmaceutical R&D and/or at a Contract Research Organization (CRO) with knowledge of the drug discovery and development process and the practice of laboratory animal/comparative medicine in industry
  • Knowledgeable in clinical conditions and pathogens of laboratory rodents, and appropriate preventive medicine, treatment plans and colony surveillance techniques to maintain health status fit for research utilizing immune-deficient and complex models.
  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory (OLAW, PHS Policy) and AAALAC requirements in working with research animals
  • Proven knowledge and experience in laboratory animal/comparative medicine and its applications in the conduct of humane animal research and testing
  • CPIA certification or regulatory experience working with the IACUC desirable
  • Lean/Six Sigma belt certification preferred; required within 6 months of hire.
  • Capable of acting as a Thought-Partner for senior leadership and key stakeholders and as a mentor for new leaders
  • Must be available to work occasional evenings, weekends and holidays, to cover on call duty including veterinary medical support and emergencies.

In Accordance with CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply

WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:

  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days

Discover more at takedajobs.com 

No Phone Calls or Recruiters Please

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


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Associate Director Animal Quality, Hybrid Role, Taconic Biosciences, Germantown and Rensselaer, NY

12/5/22

Are you a veterinarian who excels in collaboration, developing programs and are you looking for a career with purpose? If so, we want to hear from you!

Taconic Biosciences is seeking a veterinarian to specialize in leading strategic projects to support the growth of our company. This person will join our dedicated Animal Quality team as the Associate Director, Animal Quality in a hybrid position at our Germantown and Rensselaer, NY sites. This role will have a 50/50 split between remote work and onsite work at both sites.

Taconic is committed to the safety and health of our team members. As such, the COVID-19 vaccine will be required for all employees barring religious & medical exemption with approvals. Those who are not currently vaccinated, without exemption, would require the 1st dose of vaccination upon offer and prior to start date.

The Starting Pay:  $150,000, based on experience

Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.

What we offer:

  • Insurance within 30 days or less which includes options for medical, dental, vision, pet insurance and more!
  • 20 days paid time off plus 6 additional holidays and 1 floating holiday
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • Flexible work schedule and Work/life balance
  • 401(k) plan with up to 4% employer match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Commitment to training and providing you with the skills you need for success
  • All employees receive access to 24/7 telemedicine (including mental health), short- and long-term disability and life insurance
  • Equipment provided includes laptop, monitor, external mouse and keyboard
  • Cost of professional membership dues and license fees
  • Minimal on-call duties

The Role:

The Associate Director Animal Quality will be responsible for strategic projects to drive continuous improvement in Taconic’s Animal Care and Use Program and will provide veterinary oversight for rodents (mice and rats only) at Taconic sites in Germantown and Rensselaer, NY, including health monitoring, animal welfare, and clinical care. They will be responsible for providing backup veterinary duty for other sites as required.

Duties of the Associate Director Animal Quality include the following:

  • Develop programs to enhance the welfare of genetically engineered and induced disease models. Optimize micro- and macro-environmental factors to support animal welfare in line with the latest scientific advances.
  • Draft quarterly animal welfare newsletter
  • Serves as primary Veterinarian contact for health monitoring, animal welfare, and clinical care at Germantown and Rensselaer
  • Represent Animal Quality (AQ) for Rescue Shipments
  • Conduct veterinary reviews for IACUC protocols and adverse phenotypes
  • Responds to customer inquiries concerning veterinary aspects and general questions concerning Taconic animals
  • Works with veterinary nurses to provide guidance on clinical cases, including examinations, necropsies, and appropriate follow-up testing
  • Assists with training technicians and area technical representatives
  • Assures site compliance with all regulations and laws
  • Contributes to external eminence by attending and presenting material at conferences relevant to the field of laboratory animal medicine
  • Collaboration with international teams, including customers around the world and our veterinary staff in Germany and Denmark

Education and Experience:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) with preference for specialized and advanced training in Laboratory Animal Medicine and eligibility for certification/boarding by ACLAM
  • DVM, NYS Veterinary license (attain within 3 months); USDA Accreditation (attain within 3 months)
  • 2-5 years of relevant experience and/or training
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of an organization
  • Positive influencer
  • Ability to have complex discussions, which call for a well-developed sense of discretion, strategy, and timing

Travel:

  • Occasional travel required, generally 2-5 trips per year (all travel pending internal COVID-19 guidelines)

About Us:

With a history of over 65 years of excellence, Taconic Biosciences is a global team of the best problem solvers in the industry.  We partner with our clients to develop winning research strategies that accelerate the discoveries for prevention and treatment of disease.

Taconic employees all over the world show up every day to deliver the best solutions for our clients while caring for ourselves, each other, and especially our animals.  If you are a respectful, compassionate individual with a can-do attitude and a desire to do the right thing, we want you to join us!

Better Together at Taconic

Inclusion, Diversity, Awareness & Action.  Taconic Biosciences is taking an active and intentional role in creating a company culture that encourages and appreciates the uniqueness in all people.  Being you is what allows you to bring your best self to work.   We are committed to ensuring that Taconic is a safe and fair workplace for everyone because it’s our differences that make us stronger.  We are better together.

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

For more information and to apply, go to https://taconicbiosciences.applytojob.com/apply/fsdrLiyRMd/Associate-Director-Animal-Quality


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Clinical Veterinarian, Research Support, Western University, London, Ontario

12/5/22

About Western

With an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada's most beautiful campuses.

About Us

Animal Care and Veterinary Services is dedicated to supporting and advancing safe and ethical animal-based research at Western and its affiliates through the following services:

  • Oversight of Western Animal Care Facilities and those of Affiliated Institutions
  • Institutional Animal-Based Research Support
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Programs
  • Animal Use Protocol (AUP) Review
  • Sick Animal Response (SAR) Program
  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and Policy Development and Review
  • Animal User Training Programs

Responsibilities

Join our team! We are seeking to fill the position of Clinical Veterinarian to provide professional veterinary services in support of animal-based research programs at Western and its affiliates. In this position, you’ll provide enhanced animal health and welfare, advance the strategic objectives of the Animal Care & Veterinary Services unit, and support the mission and values of Western and Western Research. This is a leadership role within our team, responsible for ensuring effective animal care and veterinary services, providing guidance and consultation to principal investigators, directing veterinary care, participating in quality assurance processes and the review of processes, procedures, and training programs. This position is located on site, in London, Ontario.

Qualifications

As the ideal candidate, you possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, with an active licence from the College of Veterinarians of Ontario, and postgraduate training in laboratory animal medicine. You have experience in clinical and compliance assurance veterinary services in a research environment, as well as comprehensive application of animal medicine to a variety of common laboratory species. You are proficient in veterinary diagnosis, treatment, surgical and anesthetic procedures (preferably in a multi-species research environment), and you have experience with health monitoring and disease control programs and strategies, complemented by a developed sense of judgment and risk management. You have influential interpersonal skills that enable you to be an effective leader of teams, as well as organizational skills to enhance your project management abilities. Finally, you have the ability to work within a flexible schedule.

Background Checks

Please note, successful applicants may be required to produce a current Police Information Check from a police service prior to commencing employment.

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwo.ca or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:

Interested applicants are asked to visit: https://recruit.uwo.ca for further information and to apply online referencing job #27639 by 11:59PM on January 8, 2023.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.


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Director for Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

12/2/22

Apply here:https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/LSU/job/Director-for-Division-of-Laboratory-Animal-Medicine_R00074694

About the LSU Vet Med:

The School of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University (LSU Vet Med), in Baton Rouge, invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) and Attending Veterinarian. DLAM serves as a central administrative division for the operation of three research animal holding facilities. These facilities include two main vivaria (LSU Vet Med and Life Sciences), and a farm operation (Bright Side and Skip Bertman). DLAM cares for all teaching and research animals (species include rodents, rabbits, amphibians, reptiles, fish, birds, cats, dogs, ruminants, swine, and equine) and supports a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary research at the LSU College of Science and LSU AgCenter. The program is accredited by the AAALAC International.

The incumbent will be expected to consult and advise scientists on methods to improve their experimental animal models. In addition, they may participate in collaborative research projects with faculty at LSU departments and institutes on campus and at large. Major areas of research interest of the faculty include the pathogenesis of infectious diseases and evaluating the protective efficacy of recombinant vaccines, Biomedical/Clinical Research.

The LSU Vet Med is a dynamic community dedicated to saving lives, finding cures, and changing lives through outstanding clinical and community service, educational excellence, and groundbreaking scholarly research. The school is composed of three academic departments: Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Pathobiological Sciences, and Veterinary Clinical Sciences, plus the Veterinary Medical Library, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital & Clinic, and the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory.

It supports a diverse learning environment for professional and graduate students, residents, interns, and post-doctoral fellows, and serves as the center of biomedical research for the LSU campus funded by the National Institutes of Health, United States Department of Agriculture, and other federal, state, and industrial resources. LSU Vet Med is the recipient of substantial funding from federal sources (e.g., NIH, NSF, USDA-NIFA/AFRI), corporate partners and private organizations (e.g., Morris Animal Foundation, Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation, Inc.), and is home to two NIH Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in lung biology and pre-clinical cancer research, with outstanding intramural mechanisms to support the development of junior faculty. The LSU Vet Med was ranked eighth overall for research funding in 2020 by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research among the 32 veterinary schools in the U.S.

The school’s research focus can be seen in its Center of Excellence for Infectious Diseases, Equine Health Studies Program, Division of Biotechnology & Molecular Medicine (BioMMED), Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, and Laboratory for Equine & Comparative Orthopedic Research. On the local and state level, the LSU Vet Med has established research partnerships with the LSU Health Sciences Center, Tulane National Primate Center, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, LSU Agriculture Center, and the LSU Aquaculture Research Station. Furthermore, LSU Vet Med faculty are engaged in many research collaborations with national and international academic and research institutions. They conduct cutting edge comparative biomedical and translational research at the LSU Vet Med. LSU Vet Med also participates in national and state disease diagnostic and surveillance programs through LADDL and plays a significant role in protecting animal and human health in Louisiana.

The school was fully accredited by the AVMA-COE in 2020. It offers three degrees including the DVM degree and MS and PhD degrees in biomedical and veterinary medical sciences. Training geared toward board certification in AVMA recognized specialty colleges is offered in the Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Pathobiological Sciences departments. To learn more about the LSU Vet Med’s history, mission, and the new initiative I2C (Innovate, Invest and Communication), visit lsu.edu/vetmed.

Job Summary:

The Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) will serve as a senior administrator in the leadership team of the School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU Vet Med), overseeing all the vivaria on the LSU campus in the capacity of Attending Veterinarian and as a resource to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The DLAM Director reports to the Dean of the LSU Vet Med. The position holder will contribute to the teaching and mentorship of veterinary students and residents, and provide advice to investigators at LSU Vet Med and the wider LSU community on animal use protocols. They will maintain our accreditation with the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC Int.), and contribute to advancement of LSU Vet Med's research portfolio, including contribution to scholarly output in an area of expertise. Administrative duties include budgetary and personnel management related to the DLAM faculty, staff, residents and students. Developing a collaborative research program with other research faculty and garnering extramural funding for DLAM is encouraged. The position holder will be named as the attending veterinarian for Mike the Tiger and manage the student internship program for this living mascot of LSU.

Job Responsibilities:

65% - The incumbent will oversee the programmatic, fiscal, and personnel management of DLAM. Administer and manage the two DLAM facilities (Vet Med Laboratory Animal Medicine Facility and the Life Sciences Animal Care Facility utilizing modern administrative methods, including program evaluation, personnel development and management, and administration of scientific protocols. Interact with the public on issues of laboratory animal welfare. Oversees the establishment and maintenance of animal health programs to ensure the high standards of laboratory animal care embraced by the institution. Promotes and develops measures to ensure compliance with all regulatory and accreditation requirements in conjunction with the Vet Med Dean, Vice President for Research (VPR), and the IACUC. Includes being the lead person for USDA and AAALAC site visits. Should be able to use an academic approach to problem-solving and implementing laboratory policies. This also includes but is not limited to overseeing the development of operating procedures, budget management (i.e., cost accounting and public budgeting), and all aspects of personnel management.

15% - Serve as the Attending Veterinarian for the campus-wide animal use program. The Director of DLAM provides overall direction and leadership to LSU’s AAALAC-accredited laboratory animal care and use program. The Director oversees a centralized research animal care program that serves the diverse needs of the LSU Vet Med and university scientific community, including the provision of animal husbandry, veterinary medical care, professional and technical assistance, and consultation on protocol design and animal care. Director makes final decisions related to DLAM operations, including personnel, finances, operations, and strategic goals. Also, named veterinarian for Mike the Tiger, the living mascot of LSU.

10% - Contribute to scholarly output, including collaborative research related to laboratory animal medicine. Any other duties assigned by the Dean of LSU Vet Med.

5% - Working in concert with the IACUC, the VPR, Animal User’s Committee (AUC), and the Director is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures assuring the humane treatment and stewardship of animals, maximizing the benefits of animal research to humans and animal health. The Director serves as a voting member of the IACUC. This position may hold a joint appointment in an academic department in LSU Vet Med.

5% - Participate in the instructional programs of the School of Veterinary Medicine, including didactic veterinary medicine education, laboratory animal residency training, continuing education, and public programs. The Director will serve as a mentor and advisor to veterinary students interested in careers in laboratory animal medicine or biomedical research.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Level - DVM, VMD, or equivalent

Degree Substitute - BVSc or equivalent

Years of Experience - At least 5 years

Certifications/Licenses - Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DACLAM).

Preferred Qualifications:

Education Level - PhD in infectious disease, comparative pathology, or a related field, and/or Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathology (DACVP) with emphasis in laboratory animal pathology. A license to practice veterinary medicine in Louisiana is preferred.

Years of Experience - At least 5 years

Specific Experience - Experience as a member or chair of an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Previous leadership role in an institutional laboratory animal facility or division. Experience in laboratory animal husbandry or laboratory animal science; experience in the practical application of genetics, nutrition, and sanitation in the development and maintenance of laboratory animals for research. The applicant should have a history of continuing success in obtaining extramural funding and have accomplishments commensurate with the title of Associate or full professor (tenure or clinical track), and approval as a member of the LSU Graduate Faculty.

Special and Physical Requirements:

Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Essential Personnel - This position may be required to report to campus in times of emergency and/or closure per PS-18.

Physical Requirements – Required to be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds, standing, sitting, walking, bending, reaching above the shoulder, reaching below the shoulder, vision near sight, vision far sight, pushing, pulling, grasping, and squatting.

Position is subject to drug/alcohol testing in accordance with PS-67.

Benefits:

LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents, including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; and employee discounts.

About Baton Rouge:

Louisiana has arguably the most colorful history and fascinating culture of any state in the nation. Baton Rouge, French for “Red Stick,” is the capital city of Louisiana. Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, it represents the best of Louisiana’s vibrant culture. Just minutes from LSU, downtown Baton Rouge is a hot spot where you can attend an art exhibition or concert or watch the sun set over the Mississippi River. Over the last several years, the Baton Rouge area has enjoyed an unprecedented economic expansion—offering employment opportunities in diverse industry sectors.

Baton Rouge is a cultural crossroads between the Cajun heartland of Lafayette (located about 55 miles southwest) and the birthplace of jazz and home of Mardi Gras, New Orleans (located about 80 miles to the southeast). Housing options in Baton Rouge are diverse and include historic neighborhoods like Spanish Town and the Garden District, river front apartments and chic, loft-style condos like the Commerce Building, cozy family neighborhoods, and sprawling mansions.

Our city boasts award-winning public and private school options; more than 900 restaurants; live concerts ranging from home-grown favorites to superstars like Kenny Chesney and James Taylor; a world-leading medical research center; a variety of museums, including one that houses a 65-million-year-old triceratops skull and a 5,000-year-old mummy; a nationally recognized, award-winning public library system; more than 180 parks across the region; and much more. No matter your age or interest, the Baton Rouge Area is a great place to call home.

Chair of Search Committee:

Dr. Udeni Balasuriya
Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
Department of Pathobiological Sciences
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Email: balasuriya1@lsu.edu

Special Instructions:

Review of applications will begin January 1st, 2023, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check and physical.

Materials Required:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter indicating why the applicant is interested in the role and relevant qualifications and experience.
  • Statement indicating the applicant’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Contact information for at least six references, including colleagues with whom the applicant has worked within the past two years.

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’sDiversity StatementandRoadmap.Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management(hr@lsu.edu).

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu


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

12/2/22

Applications:

https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/clinical-veterinarian/1209/40662334272

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

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

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Education:

  • V.M or equivalent

Minimum Experience:

  • 3 years of veterinary experience in a clinical or research setting

Minimum Field of expertise:

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

 Employer Information:

USC RESEARCH

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

BENEFITS

USC has excellent benefits, include a choice of retirement programs, 22 paid vacation days per year, university holidays, a choice of medical and dental plans, and tuition assistance (for employees and eligible dependents). Located central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball and other campus events. For more information about benefits see benefits.usc.edu

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.


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Clinical Veterinarian or Senior Clinical Veterinarian, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

12/1/22

The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) at the University of Pittsburgh has an opening for a Clinical Veterinarian (Clinical Instructor) or Senior Clinical Veterinarian (Clinical Assistant Professor).  As a member of the DLAR leadership team you will 1) Provide clinical veterinary medical care and research support for a variety of laboratory animal species; 2) Assist DLAR supervisors with operating and maintaining animal facilities in compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures; 3) Provide collaborative guidance and support to other entities involved with the institutional animal care and use program (Clinical Veterinarian); 4) Oversee, direct, and be responsible for a defined component of the veterinary care program (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian).

Responsibilities include 1) provision of veterinary medical care and research support to a variety of animal species in accordance with current veterinary medical practices, federal regulations, PHS Policy, and AAALAC standards; 2) supervise, direct, and provide professional development of veterinary technical staff; 3) Provide guidance to research personnel on animal model and protocol development, the selection of appropriate anesthetics and analgesics, surgical techniques and procedures, pre- and post-operative care, rodent breeding colony management, and methods of euthanasia; 4) train DLAR and research personnel on the humane care and use of laboratory animals, veterinary medical procedures and techniques, the appropriate use of veterinary equipment, occupational health and safety issues, and other topics relevant to working with laboratory animals; 5) effective communication and collaboration that foster and maintain productive working relationships with DLAR leaders, investigators and research personnel, the IACUC, EH&S personnel, and other entities involved with the animal care program; 6) provide oversight and direction to at least one component of the veterinary care program (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian); 7) develop, implement, and update practices and procedures to remain current with industry and institutional practices and philosophies, and maximize efficiency and productivity (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian); 8) participate actively on the IACUC; 9) participate in the veterinary on-call rotation.

Required training, experience, and skills: 1) veterinary medical degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG certification; 2) active veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States, preferably PA; 3) minimum of 2 years’ experience providing veterinary medical care to laboratory animals in either a post-graduate laboratory animal training program or as a full-time veterinarian in a biomedical research facility is preferred, or at least 3 years of private practice experience.

Additional training, experience, and skills required for Sr. Clinical Veterinarian: 1) completion of an ACLAM-approved training program plus a minimum of 3 years laboratory animal experience, or a minimum of 6 years laboratory animal experience without a training program; 2) other applicable veterinary medical specialty board certification with experience may be accepted as determined by the Attending Veterinarian; 3) ACLAM diplomate or eligibility to sit for ACLAM examination; 4) experience supervising, developing, and managing the performance of veterinary professional staff.

The review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested persons should apply to https://www.join.pitt.edu, Find Positions, select Faculty, and enter keyword 22009435 (requisition number) or job title “Faculty Professor Clinical Assistant - Full-Time”.

Please attach the following documents: a letter of career objectives, curriculum vitae, and the names, email, and telephone numbers of three references. 

Address position questions to Dr. Amy Cassano at cassano@pitt.edu.


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Clinical Veterinarian, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

11/28/22

The Department of Comparative Medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center is looking for a Clinical Veterinarian. We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated and knowledgeable veterinarian to join our growing team. Our Department is dedicated to the facilitation of biomedical research utilizing animals, while striving to maintain the highest quality of ethical, humane and appropriate animal care. We are committed to continuing to improve the quality of services provided to research investigators for the purpose of improving the health of humans and animals.

What will you be doing in this role?

Reporting to the Executive Director, maintain a program of outstanding veterinary care for research animals including diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, pain/distress management and surgical consultation, as well as oversight of animal procurement and transportation, and supervision of the preventative medicine program (including quarantine, animal biosecurity, and surveillance). Advise research staff on proper veterinary care, specifically pain/distress management and peri operative care. Collaborate with faculty on research projects including design and performance of animal models, as well as methods and techniques. Review IACUC protocols and serve as an alternate to the Attending Veterinarian in the conduct of semiannual IACUC inspections and other IACUC responsibilities. Assist in the review of all animal use protocols and institutional programs involving animals in research, testing and teaching.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide outstanding veterinary care to research animals including diagnosis and treatment of a variety of health conditions, in multiple species, as well as euthanasia, necropsy and tissue collection.
  • Provide advice to the IACUC and the research community in relation to pain and distress management in multiple animal species. This includes staying current in novel protocols and medications associated to analgesia and anesthesia in research animals.
  • Provide consultation and support for surgical procedures associated to animal models, including pre, intra and post operative care, as well as conducting surgical procedures as needed based on veterinary discretion. Surgery responsibilities also include hands on training of veterinary care staff and laboratory members.
  • Maintain and oversee a comprehensive animal biosecurity program for CSMC including but not limited to processes and procedures for quarantine, health surveillance, environmental monitoring, internal animal movement as well as animal imports and exports.
  • Participate in the development and management of Comparative Medicine’s policies and procedures
  • Assist CM Executive Director in development and implementation training programs for CM staff as well as laboratory personnel
  • Provide training to CM and research staff in surgical and non-surgical procedures including but not limited to anesthesia administration, monitoring and recovery, aseptic technique, surgical and non-surgical procedures, euthanasia and tissue collection
  • Participate as directed in IACUC and IBC activities to include committee membership and inspections
  • Review IACUC protocol applications and provide veterinary consultation for PIs. 
  • Develop and maintain productive and service-oriented teams, with ample knowledge of laboratory animal care, use and welfare, as well as of the regulations that govern the use of laboratory animals in research, teaching, and testing. Performs other related duties as assigned or required

Requirements:

  • License to practice veterinary medicine in the state of California or ability to obtain it with 6 months of hiring
  • Current ACLAM board certification

Link:   https://jobs.cedars-sinai.edu/job/los-angeles/clinical-veterinarian/252/39409478064  


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Assistant or Associate Professor, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

11/28/22

Vacancy #: 968001
Recruitment Range:  Commensurate with Qualifications
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview

The Department of Comparative Medicine is a basic science department in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Our team supports excellent science through a comprehensive program of humane and ethical animal care and use.

Department of Comparative Medicine cares for a variety of species in several facilities across all East Carolina University campuses. We provide barrier, containment, and quarantine housing, as well as surgical and technical support.

The animal care and use program at East Carolina University is USDA Registered (#55-R-0010), PHS assured (D16-00294), and fully accredited by AAALAC, International.

Job Duties    

The Department of Comparative Medicine in the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University is searching for a collegial, team-oriented laboratory animal veterinarian to join our faculty supporting a fully AAALAC accredited, campus-wide animal care and use program. The duties of the selected candidate will include the following:

  • Participating in the provision of excellent veterinary and preventive medical care
  • Sharing emergency and holiday on-call rotations;
  • Advising and collaborating with investigators in the development and implementation of research projects;
  • Participating in academic course instruction and animal care and research staff training;
  • Serving on and supporting iacuc activities;
  • Participating in ensuring compliance with usda, olaw, and aaalac, international; and
  • Any other duties as assigned by the department chair.

Position available as fixed-term or tenure-track at the title/rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.

Minimum Education/Experience    

The successful candidate must have a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or its equivalent as defined by the AVMA Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates, with at least 2 years of training or experience in laboratory animal medicine or related practice, and ability to be licensed in North Carolina.

A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team and excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

Special Instructions to Applicant  

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • List of Three References (noting contact information)

Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 968001 to ECU Human Resources at http://jobs.ecu.edu.

ECU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance.  We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status. 

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Attending Veterinarian and Chief, Operations Branch (Supervisory), Clinical Investigations & Research Support, 59th Medical Wing,Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio TX

11/28/22

This is a GS-14 Federal Civil Service Position

The purpose of this position is to serve as the Operations Branch Chief with supervisory responsibility for all personnel assigned to Surgical and Vivarium Operations, and to serve as the Attending Veterinarian for the 59th Medical Wing (59 MDW), Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgery Center, Clinical Investigations and Research Support Division (CIRS) with overall responsibility for implementing the Animal Care and Use Program.  This position requires clinical and surgical veterinary skills, the ability to maintain clinical records and databases, computer literacy, strong organizational skills, support of research procedures and communication with investigators, direct interaction with diverse groups within the 59th Medical Wing and the ability to work with minimal supervision. The 59 MDW maintains approximately 50 protocols annually.  This position must:

  • Ensure the optimal veterinary health care of all species associated with the 59 Medical Wing Animal Care and Use Program 
  • Ensure the Animal Care and Use Program is in compliance with all federal regulations and Department of Defense policies dealing with Animal Welfare 
  • Maintain regulatory requirements as outlined in Federal and Department of Defense regulations and instructions.
  • Maintain accreditation standards of AAALAC International (AAALACi).
  • Oversee all new and ongoing clinical investigations, research and training protocols, ensuring personnel involved in protocols are trained appropriately
  • Serve as a member and expert advisor to the 59th MDW IACUC.
  • Plan and conduct continuing education courses to maintain proficiency in animal handling, care and treatment to maintain currency of technical staff.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

Veterinary Services

  • Perform preventative medicine including but not limited to: quarantine procedures, dental procedures, review of health records and physiological blood data values of research animals, and review of and modification of clinical treatment, research and training protocols; 
  • Develop and implement plans for preventative medicine including review of present preventative plans and modification of preventative plans or protocols based on successful/non-successful clinical outcomes; 
  • Provide care to sick or injured animals including provision of follow-up care and release from clinical treatment;
  • Supervise maintenance of clinical records;
  • Keep continuous surveillance for clinical signs of disease and injury; 
  • Perform radiology, ultrasound, endoscopic, and surgical procedures; 
  • 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, surgical suite maintenance, and surgical support techniques;
  • Provide patient peri-operative anesthesia and monitoring as needed; 
  • Provide and oversee post-operative intensive care, including the use of sedatives, analgesics, and antibiotics;
  • Ensure that all procedures performed have the appropriate regulatory and internal approvals prior to being performed; 
  • Communicate regularly with veterinary, husbandry, and pathology staff; 
  • Stay current on all required training; 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Research Support

  • Maintain detailed records regarding individual laboratory animals, e.g., animal health, weights, procedures performed, medications administered, project assignments, etc. within regulatory requirements and CIRS guidelines; 
  • 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; 
  • Assist with protocol preparation and review where applicable.  
  • Assist with post-approval monitoring.    

Regulatory Compliance               

  • Maintain compliance with all USDA, PHS, AAALACi, and Department of Defense policies and procedures regarding the Care and Use of Animals
  • Provide supervision of veterinary clinical staff members as needed; 
  • Provide training to veterinary technicians, husbandry staff, students, residents, and investigators as needed; 
  • Assist in management of controlled substance inventory; 
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities to keep technical staff current in all aspects of the Care and Use of Animals in training and research;
  • Provide orientation, training, and refresher training for on-site personnel; 
  • Write and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); 
  • This position will provide technical direction to the Veterinarian Services, Animal Care, and Research Support staffs. 

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; 
  • A minimum of three years of clinical and surgical experience with laboratory animals including swine.  
  • It is necessary to have understanding of animal welfare regulations and an understanding of biosafety principles.  
  • 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. 
  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
  • Must be Board Certified by ACLAM as a Diplomate in the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine.

DESIRED:

  • Research surgical and imaging (ultrasound, endoscopy, and laparoscopy) experience. 
  • Teaching experience both in a classroom setting and with individuals. 
  • Supervisory experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply for this position, please send your resume to:

  • Carol Walters, Director, Clinical Investigations & Research Support. Email: carol.c.walters.civ@health.mil.  Phone: (210)292-7069.
  • Paul Barnicott, Deputy Director,Clinical Investigations & Research Support. Email: paul.t.barnicott.civ@health.mil, Phone:  (210)292-5687.

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Clinical Veterinarian, LabCorp Drug Development, Somerset, NJ

11/21/22

Please apply at the below link or email resume to: alisa.sargent@labcorp.com

Clinical Vet: https://careers.labcorp.com/global/en/job/2272339/Clinical-Veterinarian  

Labcorp Drug Development is looking for a Veterinarian II to provide veterinary health care for laboratory animals, give advice regarding the care and maintenance of laboratory animals, and provide training for technicians. To monitor animal health and welfare in compliance with applicable animal welfare regulations and help maintain facilities for AAALAC accreditation.  Will assist two other veterinarians with clinical care and program oversight duties. This position is ideal for the candidate interested in pursuing the alternate/experience training pathway for ACLAM as AV willing to mentor successful candidate with ACLAM certification goal.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide laboratory animal medical and surgical care by examination, treatment and advice to ensure adequate and humane veterinary support, with minimal supervision/mentoring.
  • Assist supervisor to ensure that company policies and practices regarding animal care and welfare are in compliance with relevant regulations
  • Assist in training of staff including, where applicable, annual externship program.
  • Assist with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee functions, as needed.
  • Performs physical examinations of laboratory animals as indicated in protocols and SOP.
  • Report all animal care concerns and become involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary.
  • Participates in client conference calls and visits.
  • Manages projects and complex cases independently.
  • Develops skills related to client-requested veterinary procedures (e.g., skin biopsies, bone marrow samples, CSF collection, anesthesia techniques).
  • Mentors veterinarian I and veterinary and animal operations staff.
  • Learn to provide scientific expertise on animal health, biology, physiology, and research methodology to staff scientists and technicians.
Requirements:
  • Graduate of AVMA accredited veterinary school or equivalent or equivalent training with ECFVG certification, is required.  
  • 2-3 years of veterinary clinical experience preferred.
  • Must have ability to obtain a New Jersey license and USDA accreditation in the state in which the position is located (i.e. Wisconsin, Indiana, etc.) within 6 months. Not required to have when hired
  • Knowledge of small and large animals used in research.
  • Must be able to work in a laboratory setting with laboratory animals.
Labcorp is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer:
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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

11/21/22

Applications:

https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/clinical-veterinarian/1209/39827527344

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Provide clinical, diagnostic, and surgical services and care to animals
  • Manage preventive medical programs including rodent health surveillance, quarantine, and diagnostic laboratory activities
  • Participate in IACUC activities including investigator interactions, protocol review, and inspections
  • Perform post-approval monitoring of animal research protocols
  • Provide training programs for animal care and research staff members
  • Provide research support and consultation to principal investigators
  • Assist in maintaining university compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and policies
  • Supervise unit employees as assigned
  • Participate in training residents in an ACLAM-approved training program

Perform other related duties as assigned or requested within the scope of knowledge and abilities. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Education:

  • V.M or equivalent

Minimum Experience:

  • 3 years of veterinary experience in a clinical or research setting

Minimum Field of expertise:

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

Employer Information:

USC RESEARCH

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

BENEFITS

USC has excellent benefits, include a choice of retirement programs, 22 paid vacation days per year, university holidays, a choice of medical and dental plans, and tuition assistance (for employees and eligible dependents). Located central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball and other campus events. For more information about benefits see benefits.usc.edu

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.


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Core/Staff Scientist, Murine Phenotyping, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute 

11/18/22

The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is seeking to recruit an outstanding staff scientist to work in the Murine Phenotyping Core (MPC).

Environment:

The MPC is a full scale, busy, and in demand mouse phenotyping core that provides technical and scientific expertise for the phenotypic characterization of mouse models. We place a strong emphasis on scientific collaboration, technical skill, customization of model specific testing strategies, and innovative growth and development. We collaborate on projects with investigators across NIH on a diversity of mouse models utilizing state of the art equipment and comprehensive testing methodologies to assess multiple physiological and behavioral systems.

The core is equipped to handle all aspects of comprehensive, complex and diverse phenotyping projects in the areas of cardiovascular, metabolic, pulmonary, neuromuscular, behavioral phenotyping and exercise physiology testing while providing scientific consultation and collaboration with NIH research labs . The position offers diverse and exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, development of comprehensive expertise in mouse phenotyping and comparative medicine, the ability to shape and steer ongoing growth of the core, and to conduct independent research.

Position role:

The core seeks an experienced candidate with a mouse research background to assist in both the technical, and scientific aspects involved in the core’s daily work and collaborations, and to promote continued growth and contributions towards the core’s reputation of excellence and knowledge in the field of phenotyping mouse models that researchers across NIH seek out.

In addition to performing mouse phenotyping study work in the core (50% of time), this candidate would have the scientific background required to work alongside the core director in areas including: scientific collaboration and communications with investigators, experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, new method development, educational outreach to NIH community, strategic growth and planning for the core, independent research efforts, and administrative reporting.

The candidate for the position is expected to work efficiently in a multidisciplinary environment, and perform a variety of specialized in vivo mouse phenotyping techniques in support of the scientific research program of the core facility, NHLBI investigators, along with the DIR in general. These applications include carrying out in vivo neuromuscular, and behavioral phenotyping on diverse models, exercise testing, muscle/nerve stimulation, cardiovascular system testing, pulmonary system testing, and metabolic phenotyping. The successful applicant will be expected to already be experienced conducting in vivo mouse research in at least one of these areas and would be expected to become proficient in all areas over time.

The individual would have the experiential and educational background required to read relevant scientific literature, and possess general understanding of physiology to develop the necessary knowledge in all areas serviced by the core (neuromuscular, behavioral, cardiovascular, pulmonary, exercise, and metabolic phenotyping of mouse models) in order to oversee scientific strategic testing planning, experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, and follow up testing suggestions for diverse mouse models with our NIH collaborators, as well as to independently develop new testing methods, validate or refine new or existing methods, and serve as a core liaison to provide educational outreach to scientists and students at NIH.

Areas of potential growth: The successful candidate will have the exciting opportunity to help steer and promote the continued growth of the core as a state of the art mouse phenotyping center. Areas the ideal candidate could explore and take a lead role in developing include machine learning for mouse behavioral phenotyping, advanced cardiovascular physiology techniques, exercise physiology protocol development and in vivo, in situ, in vitro muscle and nerve stimulation techniques, etc.

Current Core Testing methodologies: The successful applicant is expected to have prior mouse research experience in any one of the listed areas and to become proficient in the listed methods over time.

Cardiovascular

Echocardiography: right and left sided studies, standard LV systolic functional exams, strain analysis, mitral valve PW Doppler / diastolic function, D sign/eccentricity index for pulmonary hypertension, heterogenous model exams (MI), dobutamine stress test, isoproterenol challenges, vascular imaging studies (PW and color Doppler studies of PA, LVOT, carotids, renal arteries, etc.), PWV (pulse propagation velocity for vascular stiffening). Right and left sided Millar cardiac catheterizations, direct and indirect blood pressure, EKG/arrythmia studies, DSI telemetry studies (BP/HR/EKG), blood flow, cardiac output, cardiac catheterizations, cardiac fixation and tissue dissection.

Exercise

Aerobic capacity, anaerobic capacity, power/sprint tests, customized long/short term exercise training protocols, VO2 max, countercurrent swim tank, forced swim, treadmills, metabolic treadmills, in vivo muscle stimulation testing (max torque, forced frequency and fatigue protocols),activity wheels, vertical rope climb, weighted pull up test, grip strength, etc.

Metabolic

Indirect calorimetry, Comprehensive Laboratory Animal Monitoring System, food/water intake, feeding studies, activity monitoring, cold/heat challenges in temperature controlled housing chamber, circadian light controlled housing chamber, home cage monitoring systems, metabolic cages, body composition analysis, fasting glucose, glucose tolerance test, insulin sensitivity testing, pyruvate tolerance testing, pulse oximetry, hypoxia/hyperoxia studies, core body temperature/HR/activity transponders, etc.

Behavioral

Open field, novel object, Morris Water Maze, Barnes maze, Y maze, elevated zero maze, sociability/social preference testing, Shirpa, contextual/auditory/cued conditioning, PhenoTyper home cage monitoring, social defeat, hole board, sucrose preference testing, hyponeophagia test, prepulse inhibition, passive avoidance, Porsolt swim test, sleep studies, olfactory testing, nest building, XY activity cages, circadian rhythm, video and behavioral tracking software systems (Anymaze, Ethovision).

Neuromuscular

Rotarod, gait analysis, sensory/motor reflex testing, neurological observational exams and customized model specific scored neurological assessments for disease onset and progression, in situ nerve stimulation studies, horizontal balance beam, grip strength, wire hang, negative geotaxis, vertical pole test, horizontal ladder traversal, spinal analgesia, misstep running wheel, Parkinson’s screening, cylinder test, akinesia, open field test, etc.

Pulmonary

Flexivent system: Baseline function (compliance, resistance, P:V loops), methacholine challenges, nebulization of compounds. Ventilation induced injury studies, BALF, lung fixation/harvest, pulse oximetry, conscious respiratory rate, etc. Asthma protocols, pulmonary fibrosis. plethysmography

Imaging

High frequency ultrasound imaging:Full body imaging Gross pathology specimen imaging system.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform a variety of in vivo mouse phenotyping testing and Proficient hands on technical abilities and mouse handling skills required.
  • Understand applications of the core’s diverse phenotyping method repertoire and possess the ability to strategically apply testing strategies to target model specific questions.
  • Prepare summaries of experiments, contribute to the evaluation and discussion of Study, adapt, and/or develop new techniques needed to answer new research questions.
  • Maintain detailed records of laboratory experiments, perform statistical analysis of data, prepare tables, charts, graphs, summaries, and other materials for inclusion in
  • Provide training and guidance to students, fellow and other staff members in the DIR in the use of equipment/laboratory methods, procedures, and techniques.
  • Contribute as an author and co-author in the writing and preparation of scientific papers for publication in recognized journals.
  • Candidate must be able to lift 40lbs weight, move quickly and quietly in small confined spaces, get up and down from ground easily, stand for extended periods of time.
  • Attend training sessions for new methodologies and techniques as needed and participate in conferences to stay abreast of latest scientific developments.
  • Develop new methods and techniques independently where training does not exist by reviewing literature and applying own scientific knowledge, aptitude and insights to find new approaches to answering questions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication
Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in an appropriate area of specialization with experience working with mouse models.
  • DVM or VMD with animal model research experience and/or transitioning into the research field.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Exceptional candidates with a Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and at least 5 years of mouse research experience with hands on skill and proficiency conducting in vivo mouse testing will be considered.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of ability to independently navigate initiating and building a new method/experimental protocol from start to finish.
  • Excellent animal observational skills, appreciation for animal handling, environment, and other factors which can impact in vivo mouse research.
  • Ability to write animal study protocols and experience with Animal Care and Use
  • Microsurgical
  • Ability to set up, trouble shoot, program a variety of complex scientific equipment and diverse scientific software programs.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize complex
  • Strong computer
  • Time management and organizational skills to work efficiently and independently or as part of a team.
  • Someone who wants to learn, grow, and develop while working in a high demand and busy core, and actively engaged in multiple diverse and exciting collaborative studies across NIH. Someone with a sincere desire to contribute.

Applications:

Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. Appointees may be US citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with or eligible to obtain a valid employment authorized visa. Applicants should send a CV and complete bibliography, a cover letter outlining major accomplishments, and contact details for three references to Hilina Kibrom at hilina.kibrom@nih.gov.

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers


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Director of Division of Laboratory Animal Resources, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

11/17/22

The University of Kentucky is seeking an experienced leader to direct the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR). Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Research. the Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources supervises the efficient and compliant operation of the laboratory animal care and use program of DLAR. This position is responsible for the fiscal operations and management of the DLAR budget and works with IACUC, Office of the Attending Veterinarian and other UK administrators, faculty and staff to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and policies related to humane care and use of animals for research, teaching and testing. The DLAR Director leads a team of 58 highly skilled and dedicated staff which is comprised of technicians and technologists, certified by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, who monitor the health of the research animals daily and provide care and treatment where needed under the direction of our veterinary staff. The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources is an AAALAC accredited centralized Core Research Service Center that provides animal care and animal research facilities and support for five colleges at the University of Kentucky.  

Qualified candidates will be a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the Commonwealth of Kentucky or eligible to be licensed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky within six months of hire as well as, have a Category II Accreditation from the National Veterinary Accreditation Program of the USDA or are eligible to obtain accreditation within six months of hire date. Ideal candidates will be DACLAM certified and have 5-10 years of experience in managing and directing an animal resource program including expertise in cost accounting standards, cost analysis, rate setting and budget development.  Additional strengths will include skill with strategic planning; systems improvements; effective personnel management; excellent organizational and planning skills; attention to detail and follow-through; strong interpersonal and communication skills; strong regulatory knowledge; experience with the AAALAC, International accreditation process; able to work cooperatively and collegially with others; able to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

This search is being led by UK’s internal Executive Search Team. For more information about the position, please contact Mary Beth Bracken at 859-257-3348 or via email at  marybeth.bracken@uky.edu.  

To view the posting click here. The deadline to apply is December 11th, 2022.


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Attending Veterinarian, Stockton University, Galloway, NJ

11/17/22

Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600-acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located in the University District, just steps from the beach and the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences, and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971. The University’s commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at www.Stockton.edu.

Faculty and Staff are committed to support Stockton University’s commitment to diversity and strong student-centered vision and mission.

Successful candidates will be required to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccine status prior to their start date. Religious or Medical waivers may be requested at the time of employment offer.

This is an in-person on campus, non-remote position.

Responsibilities:

The Attending Veterinarian is a key member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and is responsible for: 1) the well-being and clinical care of vertebrate animals used in research and teaching at Stockton University and 2) oversight of vertebrate animal research and teaching protocols. The Attending Veterinarian’s animal care responsibilities extend to always monitoring and promoting animal well-being both during animal use in research and teaching as well as during all phases of the animal's life. It is expected that the program of veterinary care will uphold the highest standards of care and ethics. Moreover, the veterinarian will have sufficient authority, as provided by the institution, to treat an animal and institute appropriate measures to relieve severe pain or distress, including euthanasia. In fulfilling these duties in an academic environment, the Attending Veterinarian should interact collaboratively with the IACUC, faculty, and staff involved in animal research and teaching when making critical decisions regarding animal health and welfare. The Attending Veterinarian also plays a crucial role in evaluating and providing timely feedback on research and teaching protocols submitted to the IACUC for approval. There must be timely provision of veterinary medical care, and emergency veterinary care must be always available, including after work hours, on weekends, and on holidays.

  • Meet monthly with the IACUC from September-May of each academic year to discuss and review protocols, and to provide input and updates on vertebrate animal welfare in the Stockton University vivarium labs
  • Provide timely feedback and input on protocols during the months of June-August should the need arise
  • The veterinarian will have input in protocol review, the development of study removal criteria, and responsible conduct of research and teaching activities
  • The IACUC, in cooperation with the veterinarian, should be involved in classifying major versus minor surgical procedures
  • Required to help the IACUC chair oversee and complete two semi-annual inspections of the vivarium labs and related areas where vertebrate animals are housed with reports submitted annually to OLAW
  • Board certification in laboratory animal medicine is welcome but not required for this position
  • Other duties assigned
  • Support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission
Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited College of Veterinary Medicine approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) with a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, or completion of the training program administered by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) of the (AVMA), or the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence(PAVE) of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB), or achievement of diplomat status in any (AVMA) specialty board
  • Four (4) years of experience in the field of veterinary medicine or animal disease control, one (1) year of which shall have involved supervisory responsibility or the training and assignment of subordinate staff
  • Experience, training, and expertise necessary to appropriately evaluate the health and well-being of the species used, in the context of the animal use being carried out by the institution
  • Oversight veterinary care program: preventative medicine and health surveillance, medical treatment, establishment of sedation, anesthetic and analgesic guidelines, handling, and immobilization, and other related aspects such as housing and husbandry
  • Provide guidance and oversight to surgery programs and perioperative care. Remain knowledgeable about the latest practices and procedures to ensure that high quality care is provided to animals
How To Apply:

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Only electronic documents will be accepted. Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents. All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward. You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF.

  1. A letter of interest describing specific skills and experiences
  2. A current resume
  3. One recent professional reference (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email Address and Telephone
Please note:
  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check, which may include social intelligence from a consumer reporting agency.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources (Main Campus, J-115) at 609-652-4384, Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 5:00pm.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) at https://www.stockton.edu/police/crime-statistics.html. The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action. Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.
Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/mXDoKKS5ODx6nFxg1tRaqr
Requisition Code: S2200569

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Clinical Veterinarian, University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

11/17/22

The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is seeking a clinical laboratory animal veterinarian and Assistant Director to join our growing research program. This is a non-tenure track faculty position.

The LARC provides care and housing for multiple species of laboratory animals with a major emphasis on rodents and swine. Our AAALAC International accredited program consists of approximately 90 animal program staff, including eight veterinarians.

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
  • 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
  • Assist with imports and exports
  • Consult with investigators and staff to provide instruction and assistance in the housing and care of animals
  • Assist investigators in providing surgery and aftercare
  • Participate in training programs
  • 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 facility supervisors/managers and HR partners 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 of Veterinary Services 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. Participate in protocol review, semi-annual inspections, and other related IACUC activities.
  • Serve on other campus committees as assigned
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, 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/12571

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

The position will remain open for application on the IU hiring website until the position is filled. Start date can be negotiated. Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Robin Crisler, DVM at crisler@iu.edu.

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Clinical Veterinarian, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

11/17/22

Apply at: https://employment.case.edu/psc/ERECRUIT/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U   Job #10792

The Clinical Veterinarian assists in the clinical medical care of all animal species cared for by the Animal Research Center (ARC).  The primary responsibilities of this position include monitoring and maintaining the health of animals, performing and advising on drug treatments and surgical procedures, and serving as a role model for veterinary technical staff in the implementation and administration of a caring, conscientious and competent program of care for research animals. The clinical veterinarian works closely with investigative staff to plan and to implement humane animal research protocols that comply with local and federal guidelines and regulations for the care and use of laboratory animals. This position participates in the review and post-approval monitoring of animal protocols under the authority of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).  The clinical veterinarian, in addition to all ARC staff, is responsible for upholding the Center’s mission to provide comprehensive professional animal care so that investigators are free to conduct their research according to approved methodology. This position is subject to compliance regulations of the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, AAALAC guidelines, the State of Ohio Veterinary Practice Act, Federal Drug Enforcement Administration regulatory guidelines, US Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine regulations and other applicable regulatory guidelines.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Regularly observe all animals in assigned areas to determine health status, specifically to identify health concerns, conduct and/or order diagnostic testing for animals as necessary. Prescribe medications for animals and oversee treatment to ensure dosage accuracy and effectiveness. (15%)
  2. Perform approved basic and comprehensive surgical procedures, including necropsies, in coordination with principal investigators or research staff based on research plans and objectives. Work closely with veterinary technicians to provide guidance and training in matters regarding animal health, including policies, regulations, procedures, protocols, and advise veterinary technicians on determining follow-up treatment or procedures for animals identified as having health concerns, including those identified on MMR “sick” cards. (10%)
  3. Follow-up with investigators regarding any health concerns or problems with research animals and advise on providing appropriate treatment and oversee the maintenance of animal health records; ensure records are up-to-date, thorough, and accurate. (10%)
  4. Assist the director in planning and implementing new services and in the development of experimental surgery; advise on procedures/methods to use ensuring the experimental surgery meets compliance regulations for animal safety and welfare. Maintain required certifications and up-to-date knowledge of veterinary medicine practices, including best practices and new techniques to maintain the health status of research animals. Serve as a technical expert and demonstrate professionalism and responsibility in providing veterinary services. (10%)
  5. Consult with investigators on matters regarding animal model selection and animal use; advise investigators on caring, conscientious and competent treatment of animals. Review animal use protocols to assure that animals are being treated humanely, in accordance with regulations, ARC mission and policies. Advise investigators, researchers, technicians, and other university staff on compliance regulations of the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, AAALAC guidelines, the State of Ohio Veterinary Practice Act, Federal Drug Enforcement Administration regulatory guidelines, US Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine regulations and other applicable regulatory guidelines. Collaborate with investigators to determine project requirements, experimental protocols, safety measures for personnel, and appropriate treatment of animals. (10%)
  6. Perform approved experimental surgeries according to research plans and ARC policies and provide veterinary care to animals located at satellite and off-site animal research facilities. Lead and present training sessions on clinical veterinary medicine, included in the comprehensive training programs for veterinary technicians, animal husbandry staff and investigative personnel. (10%)
  7. Participate in appropriate animal research committees, including IACUC. (10%)
  8. Monitor, record, disburse, and destroy controlled substances accordance with Drug Enforcement Agency guidelines and all applicable governing regulatory guidelines. Must also maintain up-to-date knowledge of university policies on the ordering and management of prescription drugs and controlled substances and oversee the monitoring of expiration dates of drugs and other supplies; assure that expired substances are not in use and destroyed per regulatory guidelines. (10%)
  9. Monitor investigator compliance to ARC policy and governing regulatory guidelines. Report suspected noncompliance to the internal compliance supervisor and the Director, as well as to veterinary staff for follow up. In accordance with regulations and policies concerning animal health and welfare, conduct or participate in animal facility inspections, identifying non-compliance and areas in need of improvement. (10%)
NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Perform other duties as assigned. (5%)

CONTACTS
Department: Continuous contact with the ARC Director, Veterinarian Technicians, and other ARC staff regarding clinical medical care of all animal species.
University: Frequent contact with investigators and research staff involved with animal research. Regular contact with university IACUC staff. Occasional contact with School of Medicine Research Administration staff regarding clinical medical care of all animal species.
External: Moderate contact with IACUC members during scheduled meetings.  
Students: May have contact with graduate students and medical students for the provision of surgical and technical services.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
No supervisory responsibility.

QUALIFICATIONS
Experience: Minimum of 3 years of clinical veterinary medicine experience. Experience in an academic research environment or experience during postdoctoral training in Laboratory Animal Medicine or commensurate experience leading to ACLAM board eligibility are strongly preferred. Experience in a private veterinary practice will be considered.
Education/Licensing: DVM or VMD from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the United States. Candidate will be required to obtain a Veterinary License in the State of Ohio and USDA Accreditation within 6 months of the time of employment.

REQUIRED SKILLS  
  1. Strong working knowledge and understanding of veterinary medicine practices and services necessary to maintain the health status of research animals. Must demonstrate high level of skill and responsibility in providing veterinary services.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of veterinary medicine. Must be able to effectively utilize specialized equipment and materials used in veterinary medicine, administer drug treatments, perform basic and comprehensive surgeries, and perform approved experimental surgeries.
  3. Knowledge of compliance regulations of the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, AAALAC guidelines, the State of Ohio Veterinary Practice Act, Federal Drug Enforcement Administration regulatory guidelines, US Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine regulations and other applicable regulatory guidelines.
  4. Ability to maintain familiarity with, demonstrate knowledge of, and compliance with ARC policies and governing regulatory guidelines. Must demonstrate compassion for animals within Case Western Reserve University facilities and dedication to the Animal Resource Center’s mission. Must handle animals with care and respect at all times.
  5. Ability to problem-solve effectively and demonstrate good judgment and logical decision-making. Must be able to exercise judgment and discretion in the interpretation and application of policies and regulations.
  6. Professional and effective verbal and written communication skills.
  7. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work and communicate with various individuals from a broad spectrum of disciplines, technical and educational backgrounds within the department, School and University, and with individuals outside the University.  Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department personnel, investigative staff, institutional administrators, individuals from other institutions, and the general public.
  8. Strong organization skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines. Must demonstrate efficiency and attention to detail.
  9. Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment, and conform to shifting priorities, demands and timeline. Must be flexible in order to respond to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently. Must be able to adapt to varying workloads and respond appropriately to stressful situations. Must be able to work under pressure and still maintain composure and harmonious relationships with others.
  10. Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team providing first-class service to ensure the health of research and to support the school’s research objectives.
  11. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
  12. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, database applications, and with internet navigation. Ability to learn and apply software programs and applications as needed.
  13. Ability to meet consistent attendance.
  14. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers face to face.
WORKING CONDITIONS
This position will work directly with animals, including rodents, rabbits, dogs, cats, pigs, sheep, goats, and non-human primates. This position may have direct contact with or have exposure to the following hazards: bloodborne pathogens, chemicals, infectious agents, select agents, radioactive materials, X-ray, human blood and tissue, animal blood and tissue, and formaldehyde. Personal protective equipment, including lab coat, gloves and goggles, will be provided to limit exposure to hazards. This position requires baseline evaluation of hearing and vision. This position may require the ability to independently lift or assist with lifting animals ranging from small to large in size. The nature of this position may require the use of a respirator. This position may be required to drive or travel to satellite facilities at MetroHealth Medical Center and the VA Medical Center, as well as transport biohazardous waste including clinical samples, human blood or tissue, animals, contaminated equipment, etc.

This position will be required to work some weekend coverage shifts.

This position is subject to an FBI check and fingerprinting.

Case Western Reserve University’s animal facilities are accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) and is managed according to the "Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals” appropriate Federal Animal Welfare Regulations, and the Public Health Service “Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals."

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Attending Veterinarian, Non-Human Primate Research Program, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 

11/15/22

Princeton University’s Non-Human Primate Research Program (NRP) is seeking the ideal candidate for a full-time Attending Veterinarian for their expanding program. The mission of the newly expanded NRP is to provide gold standard support of nonhuman primate neuroscience research models at Princeton University.

The AV is responsible for overseeing day to day well-being and clinical care of the animals used in the conduct of research studies within the facility in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act and other relevant regulations and guidelines. The AV of this program collaborates with NHP investigators to design and execute their protocols and procedures. They lead a team of veterinary care and research support staff capable of operationalizing and supporting these protocols and research models; develop, maintain, and oversee the NHP program of veterinary care; ensure facility equipment is maintained appropriately; oversee facility budget; manage procedure scheduling; and work closely with the veterinary staff to provide quality anesthesia and surgical support.

Responsibilities

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Veterinary Care & Husbandry
  1. Provide each individual NHP veterinary care that ensures its health and wellbeing.
  2. Direct oversight and management of Veterinary Care & Surgical Support team (i.e., veterinary technicians, surgical anesthetist, clinical veterinarian).
  3. Shared oversight and management of NHP Animal Care Technicians with LAR.
  4. Performance of veterinary clinical rounds
  5. Maintain current knowledge of standards of veterinary care with regards to NHP medicine and surgery, particularly in relation to the relevant research models being utilized at the University
  6. Oversee healthcare monitoring, preventive medicine, and environmental enrichment for NHP research colony
  7. The NRP AV and his/her delegate (the NRP Clinical Veterinarian) are responsible for veterinary care during normal business hours. The NRP AV and NRP CV will split on-call after hours duties with other veterinary members of the LAR veterinary team.
  8. Veterinary approval of all NHP orders, quarantine, and acclimation of NHPs.
  9. Collaborate with LAR as needed for appropriate provision of veterinary and husbandry care of NHPs.
  • Behavior & Enrichment
  1. Management and implementation of NHP Enrichment Plan
  2. Management and oversight of social housing enrichment program, in conjunction with the Welfare & Behavior Manager
  3. Review and management of singly housed NHPs
  • Regulatory
  1. Regularly communicate with the IACUC, and regularly and clearly communicate animal care and use program needs to the IO.
  2. Provide support for activities and attend meetings of the IACUC, including protocol review, program review and facility inspections
  3. Serve as a voting member of the IACUC
  4. Ensure program is in compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines, and standards that relate to animal care and use (e.g., USDA, OLAW, AAALAC)
  5. Participate in inspections by USDA and site visits by AAALAC
  • Training
  1. Provide training to veterinary care staff, animal care staff, and researchers, either directly or through an appropriately qualified delegate
  2. Develop and deliver training for the PIs, lab staff, researchers and members of the IACUC with respect to NHP care, procedures, and protocols
  3. Write, review, and revise NHP veterinary, husbandry, environmental enrichment, surgery and compliance SOPs as appropriate
  • Research Support
  1. Oversight of water and food restriction of NHPs in accordance with institutional policies, SOPs, and approved IACUC protocols.
  2. Perform pre, peri, and post-operative support for all NHP models, including but not limited to preop planning, surgery, anesthesia, and post-operative care.
  3. Provide consultation, collaboration, advice, and training as needed during protocol development
  • Other
  1. Assist in the preparation of internal/external applications, reports and other material as required for internal and external memberships and reporting
  2. Assist in development of NHP-relevant sections of the Program descriptions as needed by AAALAC or other regulatory bodies.
  3. Participate in internal/external inspections and in generating responses and actions
  4. Represent the University as appropriate at internal/external meetings and venues
  5. Oversee NHP retirement program including all relationships with Peaceable Primate Sanctuary
  6. Management of Herpes B Exposure Program
  7. The NRP AV reports directly to the IO.

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from a College of Veterinary Medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association or has a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Association’s Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates), and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.
  • The ability to obtain a license to practice in the state of New Jersey and national USDA accreditation.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of clinical and surgical experience with laboratory nonhuman primates and completion of an accredited laboratory animal medicine residency.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal 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 veterinary care and research staff.
  • Management of NHP colonies used in neuroscience research.

DESIRED (BUT NOT REQUIRED):

  • Management experience.
  • Research surgical and imaging (MRI, CT) experience.
  • Teaching experience both in a classroom setting and with individuals.

For additional information if needed, please contact Princeton University’s interim NRP Attending Veterinary, Dr. Tina Grove at tgrove@princeton.edu.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Apply Here:https://www.click2apply.net/lXLw2kSXmWM8aHxegt4Gk8


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Clinical Veterinarian, Nonhuman Primate Research Program, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 

11/15/22

Princeton University's Nonhuman Primate Research Program (NRP) is seeking a full-time NHP clinical veterinarian for their expanding program. The primary purpose of this position is to provide veterinary clinical and surgical support for macaques and marmosets used in neuroscience under the general direction of the NRP Attending Veterinarian.

Responsibilities

This position provides primary clinical care of NHPs used for research and breeding at Princeton University, including general veterinary care, management of sick cases, surgical support, and oversight of welfare and behavior. The position requires strong clinical and surgical veterinary skills, the ability to maintain clinical records and databases, computer literacy, strong organizational skills, and excellent interpersonal skills. The position requires close collaboration with the research labs, and may offer research opportunities if the candidate so desires.

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from a College of Veterinary Medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association or has a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Medical Association's Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates), and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.
  • The ability to obtain a license to practice in the state of New Jersey and national USDA accreditation.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of clinical, surgical, and anesthesia experience with laboratory nonhuman primates and/or completion of an accredited laboratory animal medicine residency.
  • Excellent and working knowledge of standards, regulations, policies and guidelines associated with performing research using NHP including the Animal Welfare Act and Regulations, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and Public Health Services Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal 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 veterinary care and research staff.
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in nonhuman primate clinical and surgical medicine, particularly those with experience with NHPs used in neuroscience.
  • Ability to work after-hours, nights, weekends, and emergency shifts as needed to perform responsibilities.

DESIRED (BUT NOT REQUIRED):

  • Board certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).
  • Experience interacting with regulatory agencies during inspection, site visit, or audit including USDA, AAALAC, and OLAW
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing education and continuous improvement of clinical, surgical, or anesthesia skill sets
  • Research surgical and imaging (MRI, CT) experience.
  • Teaching experience both in a classroom setting and with individuals.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Management of NHP colonies used in neuroscience research.

For additional information if needed, please contact Princeton University's interim NRP Attending Veterinary, Dr. Tina Grove at tgrove@princeton.edu.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Apply Here:https://www.click2apply.net/5ZDoqxuYJoR8eIGLQfgqPE

PI196877882


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Clinical Veterinarian, Animal Care Services, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

11/15/22

The University of Florida (UF) is seeking a qualified laboratory animal veterinarian to serve as a Clinical Veterinarian for the University's Animal Care & Use Program. The successful candidate will join six other laboratory animal veterinarians and approximately 140 support staff in a diverse and dynamic, AAALAC-accredited research institution which cares for a large variety of animals (dogs, cats, cattle, horses, mice, rats, rabbits, chickens, reptiles, guinea pigs, pigs, fish, frogs, etc.) housed in over 200,000 gross sq. ft. of laboratory animal facilities. UF is a major research institution with over $900 million in research per year. The Clinical Veterinarian is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director and Attending Veterinarian.

The position is multifaceted involving administrative, regulatory and veterinary activities. The Clinical Veterinarian will provide preventive and clinical veterinary care to all laboratory animal species, with an emphasis on rodents, at all UF animal facilities. These include facilities located in the Health Science Centers, IFAS (agriculture) and CLAS (Psychology and Zoology) on our main campus in Gainesville and other off-campus sites.  In addition, the Clinical Veterinarian is expected to contribute to developing policies and procedures pertaining to the program, participating in IACUC and regulatory inspections, reviewing IACUC protocols, serving as a member of the IACUC, and providing advice and consultation on federal, state and local rules and regulations pertaining to animal use.

Requirements: The successful candidate must be a graduate of an accredited College of

Veterinary Medicine and have completed or be eligible to complete the ACLAM Board certification. Veterinary licensure or eligibility for Florida licensure is required.

This position requires excellent administrative, organizational, planning, communication and interpersonal skills.

Application review will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Please see https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/524571/clinical-veterinarian  for a detailed position description.


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Director, In Vivo Sciences (IVS) Site Lead, Janssen R&D, La Jolla, CA

11/14/22

Janssen Research & Development, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, is recruiting for a Director, In Vivo Sciences (IVS) Site Lead to be based in La Jolla, CA.

The Director, In Vivo Sciences (IVS) Site Lead  provides leadership for the in-house vivarium and animal care and welfare program located in La Jolla, CA. This role will serve as the single point of accountability and decision making for the animal care and welfare program.

Director, IVS Site Lead responsibilities include:

  • Strategic responsibility and oversight for all local activities, including day to day management of all IVS functional subject area activities, including Animal Welfare & Regulatory Compliance, Veterinary Care, In Vivo Models & Scientific Collaborations, Vivarium Operations & Management, External Engagement & 3Rs.  These responsibilities include but are not limited to local leadership, active communications with research partners, budget & future capital oversight, innovation strategy, resource management, and implementation of vital policies and procedures required to build a sustainable program while ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Collaborate on the Global IVS Leadership Team and may serve as a primary delegate for the VP, Global Head of In Vivo Sciences. As a member of the Global IVS Leadership Team, The Director, IVS Site Lead is a key contributor to setting of the global IVS strategy and will ensure local implementation of harmonization, globalization, and standardization approaches that drive programmatic level efficiencies and continuous improvement. The role will serve as a global champion and will partner with others to increase awareness of the 3Rs, including the promotion of refinements of animal use methodologies, reduction of animal numbers when appropriate, and exploration of alternatives to animal use whenever possible.
  • The Director, IVS Site Lead will be responsible for fostering a collaborative culture and will work with a large number of internal and external partners to achieve desired outcomes. They will serve as a visible and effective change agent for global initiatives and will seek to provide strategic decision making for all areas of responsibility while nurturing the ideas of others.
  • The Director, IVS Site Lead will have a desire for learning and innovation, and continue career development through participation in scientific meetings, and increase visibility for self, Janssen R&D, and J&J through publications, participation in external organizations, and presentations at major scientific, industry, and regulatory meetings.
  • This role has responsibility for hiring, retaining, training, and developing a diverse workforce. This includes ensuring recruitment and professional development of staff is strategically aligned with organizational objectives and priorities and ensuring appropriate performance management including mentor and evaluating outcomes. This role will also be responsible for local occupational health and safety within the vivarium.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum DVM, VMD, or Ph.D. with 7 years+ of relevant experience is required. DVM, ACLAM boarded veterinarian highly preferred. In-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements related to research animals including US and international animal welfare guidelines and AAALAC standards is required.
  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements related to research animals including US and international animal welfare guidelines and AAALAC standards is required.
  • Extensive experience in vivarium operations and facility management including a solid understanding of key vivarium equipment and operational processes is required.
  • Ability to wear all Personal Protective Equipment required to perform work tasks; Applicable vaccinations may be required for entry and work within specific laboratory and vivarium spaces.
  • Direct experience in people management is required.
  • Previous pharmaceutical/biotechnology or related experience in drug development is highly preferred.
  • Diplomate American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or Certified Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR) or equivalent/related certification highly preferred.
  • Proven track-record in working with large complex and international teams is preferred.

Other:

  • Some domestic and international travel (10%) may be required.
  • Some “off-core business hours” meeting participation and work required.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Diversity and inclusion are central elements of the shared culture across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.  Attracting, developing and retaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities is essential to our success.  We are committed to providing a respectful, inclusive and accessible work environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve their potential.

At Johnson & Johnson, we’re on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world’s healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, depending on location and subject to local legislation, candidates offered employment may be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or, in certain countries, secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work. If you are invited to interview for the position, your recruiter will advise on the vaccine requirement status in your geographic location. 

Interested candidates please apply at:https://jobs.jnj.com/en/jobs/2206089212w/director-in-vivo-sciences/


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Clinical Veterinarian, University of Utah,Salt Lake City, UT

11/10/22

The University of Utah has a current job opening for a Clinical Veterinarian. The details are as follows:

Application for work at the University of Utah may be completed at: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/136189

The Clinical Veterinarian provides clinical care for a variety of laboratory animals that the University of Utah uses for biomedical research. S/he assists the Director in assuring compliance with animal care regulations that govern the use of laboratory animals.

Qualifications:

  • DVM/VMD degree and a 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.
  • Two years’ related experience LAM Residency preferred.
  • 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. 

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.


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Clinical Veterinarian, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

11/8/22

The Clinical Veterinarian exists to support the Animal Care and Use program at Georgetown University in support of animal research initiatives. Within the Division of Comparative Medicine, the Clinical Veterinarian provides professional veterinary care and maintenance of research animals and may serve as acting University Attending Veterinarian in his/her absence. Major responsibilities of the Clinical Veterinarian include the provision of hands-on clinical care for the colony of old-world primates and participation as needed in medical research surgical procedures. The Clinical Veterinarian will perform veterinary exams, diagnostic tests, and maintain the health of the colony. The Clinical Veterinarian will be responsible for providing care to all research animals in assigned facilities, including the observation of animals, diagnosis and treatment of clinical conditions, prescription and monitoring of necessary medications, and maintenance of animal health records. Supervision of technical staff during clinical work, oversight of regulatory compliance, consultation and training for animal users, and limited teaching of graduate and professional students is also required.

This position also performs quality assurance for campus animal facilities; serves as a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC); reviews (pre- and post- review) animal use protocols as needed; and assists investigators in the development of their research protocols. The position requires a working knowledge and experience with essential laboratory animal husbandry responsibilities and techniques. The Clinical Veterinarian should be comfortable with clinical oversight of a variety of species in addition to, but not limited to preventative health, colony management, medical treatments, general anesthesia and euthanasia procedure and other duties as appropriate. The Clinical Veterinarian is expected to provide care of laboratory animals in a safe, humane and sanitary manner using equipment and established procedures, including safe handling of animals, materials, and equipment exposed to hazardous (biohazardous, radiological or chemical) agents. The Clinical Veterinarian is anticipated to follow standard operating procedures and maintain compliance with applicable laws and regulations as a leader and role model for staff within the Division of Comparative Medicine.

Work Interactions

The Clinical Veterinarian fulfills veterinary clinical duties as necessary based on the standard of care for veterinary medicine, veterinary judgement, research demand, applicable federal legislature or by instruction of their direct supervisor (Director of the Division of Comparative Medicine). The work performed by the Clinical Veterinarian supports Georgetown University’s research vision and mission by providing a compliant and ethical research facility to conduct biomedical research. The Clinical Veterinarian is expected to be a contributing and accountable member of the veterinary team, exemplifying teamwork by interacting with, training and assisting animal care technicians, veterinary technicians, veterinarians and research faculty and staff in a professional and solution-oriented manner.

Requirements and Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include a current veterinary license in at least one state in the U.S., the ability to become licensed in the District of Columbia and obtain a practitioner’s DEA registration within 6-9 months of employment. A qualified candidate will be a US-licensed veterinarian with experience in the field of laboratory animal medicine. The candidate should have significant clinical experience at an academic or other research institution with a diverse range of species and a working knowledge of regulatory requirements for the care and use of laboratory animals. For consideration, candidates must have outstanding written and oral communications skills and mature problem-solving skills. Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Zoom) is also required.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) specialty board certification or eligibility with three or more years postdoctoral experience is preferred. Experience in nonhuman primate medicine and behavior, rodent surgical models, rodent breeding colonies, genetically-altered animals, and rodent medicine is preferred.

This position is considered essential personnel and is required to be available weekends, snow/emergency days and University holidays for veterinary on-call coverage.

Deadline to submit is December 16, 2022.

Additional questions about this position can be directed to:

Crystal H. Johnson, DVM, MPH, DACLAM
Cj588@georgetown.edu

Interested candidates please apply at: https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Georgetown_Admin_Careers/job/Research-Resource-Facility-Ground-Floor/Clinical-Veterinarian--Division-of-Comparative-Medicine---Georgetown-University-Medical-Center_JR14430


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Clinical Veterinarian II and Senior Clinical Veterinarian, LabCorp Drug Development, Madison WI

11/8/22

Please apply at:

Clinical Veterinarian II- https://careers.labcorp.com/global/en/job/2232535/Veterinarian-II

Senior Clinical Veterinarian - https://careers.labcorp.com/global/en/job/2232534/Senior-Clinical-Veterinarian

Labcorp Drug Development is currently seeking a Veterinarian to join their team. At our Madison Wisconsin facility, there are openings for Veterinarians of all levels.  Reporting to the Associate Director / Site Lead Veterinarian, the incumbent will provide veterinary health care for laboratory animals, give advice regarding the care and maintenance of laboratory animals, and provide training for technicians.

Additional key reponsibilities include;

  • Provide laboratory animal medical and surgical care by examination, treatment and advice to ensure adequate and humane veterinary support. 
  • Assist site lead veterinarian to ensure that company policies and practices regarding animal care and welfare are in compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Assist in training of staff on general animal health and welfare and common veterinary procedures including, where applicable, annual externship program.
  • Serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or Ethical Review Panel (ERP), where appropriate, as alternate member, and conduct veterinary review of IACUC protocol submissions under supervision.
  • Perform physical examinations of laboratory animals as indicated in protocols and SOP.
  • Perform ophthalmic or other veterinary examinations on laboratory animals as indicated in protocols and SOP (expected within 6 months of external hire).
  • Report all animal care concerns and become involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary.
  • Participate in client conference calls and visits.
  • Manage projects and complex cases independently.

Education/Qualifications

  • Graduate of AVMA accredited or EAEVE accredited/approved veterinary school or equivalent.

Experience

Minimum Required:

  • 3 years of veterinary clinical experience or 2 years of experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • For USA positions only: must have a veterinary license in at least one state and ability to obtain a license and USDA accreditation in the state in which the position is located within 6 months.
  • For UK positions: membership in the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Knowledge of small and large animals used in research.
  • Must be able to work in a laboratory setting with laboratory animals.

Please reach out to alisa.sargent@labcorp.com and apply directly for more info.


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Director, Center for Comparative Medicine and Attending Veterinarian, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

11/8/22

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Center for Comparative Medicine at the University of Virginia is currently seeking to recruit a highly qualified individual into the role of Director, Center for Comparative Medicine. The University of Virginia is an AAALAC accredited institution located in central Virginia at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Center manages and operates ten vivaria encompassing 104,916 sq ft. Approximately 60,000 barrier-maintained mice are housed daily in addition to a variety of other laboratory animal species. The Center operates an animal disease diagnostic and research laboratory, a small BSL3/ABSL3 facility approved by the CDC for Select Agent research, three large animal surgical operating theaters, and a gnotobiotic rodent program.

This role serves as the institution’s Attending Veterinarian providing veterinary oversight, support, and guidance for the UVA Animal Care and Use program. This position serves a critical function in support of excellent animal care and welfare within the context of the University's highly successful biomedical research program. The position reports to the Vice President for Research who is the Institutional Official and has ultimate authority over the program. The Director serves a critical role in meeting regulatory requirements and ensuring that the animal care program is in alignment with regulations and standards of veterinary care for all vertebrate animals that are used in research, teaching, and testing at UVA. This position will support the Office of Animal Welfare which has primary oversight for the animal use regulations training and compliance oversight across the institution, support the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) which has primary oversight of the University Animal Care and Use program, and support the Institutional Biosafety Committee which has primary oversight of biosafety practices.

For more information about Research at UVA, please visit https://research.virginia.edu.

THE ROLE

The Director will serve as a resource to provide advice to animal researchers at the University who wish to develop or adopt cutting-edge technology and animal models to advance biomedical research. This Director routinely interacts with a wide variety of University stakeholders in addition to supporting and being a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.  This position requires knowledge and expertise in laboratory animal medicine and surgery, biosafety, and gnotobiology in a complex, high-performing research institution. Excellent interpersonal and management skills are necessary to work effectively with an animal care staff of 90 individuals, six veterinary technicians, the Center’s Associate Director, and members of the University research community.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership

  • Directs and oversees veterinary medical care programs including diagnosis and treatment of disease, preventive medicine, health monitoring, and quarantine.
  • Provides veterinary medical diagnostic, surgical, and treatment services for research animals.
  • Provides research support to University scientists through the development and maintenance of optimum laboratory animal facilities, consultative services, and training programs in comparative biology and medicine, research methods, animal models, protocol submission and review, surgical techniques, variables that affect animal experimentation, and compliance with state and federal laws institutional policies.
  • The Director will serve as a resource to provide animal researchers at the University who wish to develop or adopt cutting edge technology and animal models to advance biomedical research.
  • Partners on the development and management of regulatory compliance and post-approval monitoring of animal use protocols. Ensures compliance with departmental and University policies and procedures and applicable local, state, and federal laws and accreditation standards. Ensures that animals are provided care in accordance with federal and state regulations to promote physical and psychological well-being and minimize discomfort.
  • This Director anticipates new research directions and facility needs, proactively develops new programs of research support for new research endeavors and trains the Center’s staff and research personnel on prudent practices for new programs, fosters and facilitates new program implementation and codifies these with written standard operating procedures.

Operations

  • Directs operations of the Center for Comparative Medicine. Develops short and long-term strategic plans related to budget, personnel, facilities, and equipment.
  • Oversees development and management of department budget covering operations and sponsored projects, and per diem calculations using the NIH Animal Facility Rate Setting Manual (2000) as the basis. Reviews or makes major budgetary and resource allocation decisions including facility and equipment needs. Provides financial status reports to senior management, as needed.
  • Develops and implements security-related procedures such as vivarium opening and closing routines. Coordinates security activities with University Safety Officials.  Promotes and maintains standards for security-conscious awareness and behavior.
  • Facilitates vivarium equipment purchases, repairs, replacement, and interactions with Facilities Management regarding vivarium design, utilities, vivarium interior finishes, and environmental conditions using the NIH vivarium design guidelines as a basis.

Management

  • Serves as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and other regulatory committees as required.
  • Directly manages all subordinate staff, usually through subordinate managers or supervisors. Determines organizational structure, reporting relationships and short and long-range staffing needs based on research program requirements.
  • Reviews and approves hiring and salary actions to ensure compliance with policies. Oversees performance appraisal process for staff and remains informed, and at times involved, in any disciplinary actions required.  Ensures the proper training of the Center’s and research personnel involved in laboratory animal research and care.
  • Oversees the administration of on-the-job training programs for animal care staff, research staff and investigators in order to meet standards of performance.

IDEAL EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate must be a licensed DVM in at least one state, be board certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and have a minimum of seven to ten years of experience as a laboratory animal veterinarian preferably in an academic institutional environment. Candidates that also possess a Ph.D. in the sciences or medical arts are preferred.

Additional professional qualifications and personal characteristics include the following:

  • Must be eligible to obtain licensure to practice Veterinary Medicine in the state of Virginia.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with all federal and state regulations and requirements related to animals used in research. 
  • Significant years of experience managing a program accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International.
  • Extensive experience with the design and construction of vivaria. 
  • Must exhibit a customer-service-oriented management style that assists and supports the institution’s researchers while simultaneously ensuring regulatory compliance. Must demonstrate proven management and strategic planning skills in the areas of budget, facilities, personnel and veterinary care.
  • Must demonstrate proven management and strategic planning skills in the areas of budget, facilities, and personnel.

OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

  • Integrity, creativity, energy, dedication to mission and decisiveness along with the capacity to engage and inspire others.
  • Versatile and nimble, with the ability to lead, listen and serve.
  • Practices open and transparent communication and inspires trust and creates a culture that rewards collaboration and teamwork.

TO APPLY OR NOMINATE 

To apply, please visit UVA Workday Jobs. Applications should include a letter of interest and resume. The search will be carried out with full confidentiality.

Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to Susan Gaines at sht2n@virginia.edu. To learn more about this opportunity, please visit ESG website searches

The University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library,are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


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Clinical Veterinarian, Michigan State University,Lansing, MI

11/3/22

Campus Animal Resources at Michigan State University seeks a full-time laboratory animal veterinarian to provide primarily clinical care and veterinary consultation in support of the organization’s research mission.

In this role, the incumbent will, on a daily basis, diagnose, treat, and manage clinical cases identified in the research colonies; assist with disease surveillance and prevention programs; participate in various activities to ensure compliance with local and federal regulations and guidelines; provide mentorship to student trainees on rotations; and assist the Director with administration and management of the animal care and use program.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily veterinary care for an assigned area of clinical responsibility.
  • Participate in a rotating weekly on-call schedule to provide after-hours and weekend veterinary coverage.
  • Consult with principal investigators in study design, experimental procedures, and other animal-related questions.
  • Assist with IACUC activities, post-approval monitoring and inspections.
  • Participate in training of animal care and research staff.
  • Mentor veterinary externs during their clinical rotations.
  • Assist with medical education, primarily through facilitation of problem-based learning sessions.
  • Contribute to the profession through scholarship, teaching and learning, service, research and involvement in professional organizations.

Required Qualifications:

  • DVM, VMD or equivalent from an AVMA-accredited or recognized school of veterinary medicine.
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in laboratory animal specific practice with rodent medicine, breeding populations, and a variety of research models.
  • Experience working with principal investigators, research staff, animal care staff and students.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, service-oriented, rapidly changing environment to accomplish mutual goals.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively across organizational lines and in collaboration with colleagues throughout the organization.
  • Ability to supervise staff.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision making skills; aptitude for detailed work.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Project management skills/experience.
  • Ability to advance professionally through effective job performance, contributions to the profession through research and scholarly work and involvement in regional or national professional organizations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • USDA accredited veterinarian.
  • Advanced degree (M.S., Ph.D., M.P.H., etc.).
  • Strong interest in rodent health and preventive medicine programs.

Apply online: https://careers.msu.edu Posting #786954

Or for additional information contact: Danielle R. Ferguson, Director, Campus Animal Resources - fergdan@msu.edu


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Assistant Director – Animal Research Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

11/2/22

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Animal Resources Program (UAB-ARP) is seeking a full-time Assistant Director.

In this position, you will assist the ARP Director with overall management of the ARP veterinary medical and surgical programs and directly supervises professional and technical staff. Develop solutions, practices, tools, and processes to improve the animal resources program so as to increase efficiency, employee satisfaction, regulatory compliance, and research quality. Serve the institution by membership on regulatory committees. Participate in the national associations and networks, e.g., NIH sponsored network of institutions. Participate in training of Private Investigators and their staff and students from nearby facilities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the overall leadership and managements of ARP programs. Develop solutions, technologies, tools, processes to improve the program, animal health, efficiency, and research quality. Participate in writing program description for regulatory oversight and review.
  • Develops improved workflow practices, solutions, technologies, tools, processes to provide increased communication, performance feedback, and employee job satisfaction as it relates to the program.
  • Provides resources for better coordination of animal care between the vet staff and care staff, hands-on, one-on-one, or classroom style training to improve the level of animal care and quality of research provided and conducted by investigators and their staff.
  • Provides clinical and surgical care of research animals.
  • Reviews IACUC protocols and provide post approval monitoring.
  • Participates in efforts to secure external grant funding, including any or all categories facility improvement, construction, small business, and research.
  • Serves on at least one institutional regulatory committee.
  • Serves as ARP representative in SEBLAB management team.
  • Participates in national laboratory animal associations and/or networks, promoting UAB on the national stage.
  • Provides support to research investigators in the form of tailored descriptions for extramural applications, identifying potential collaborators and resources, and experimental design for animal aspects of projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Annual Salary Range:  $126,470.00 - $205,515.00

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and eight (8) years of related experience required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.
  • Currently credentialed as an American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Diplomate by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or similar board veterinary specialty (i.e. American College of Veterinary Surgeons or American College Veterinary Pathologist) preferred.
  • State of Alabama Veterinary License must be obtained within two (2) years from hire date.

To apply, visit: https://uab.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=T202102&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.Y1mvT-_JhFo.mailto

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.


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Director, R&D and mRNA Scientific Strategy, Pfizer Inc., Cambridge, MA or New York, NY

10/28/22

Why Patients Need You

Pfizer’s purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. Research and Development is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer’s purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy or supporting clinical trials, you will apply cutting edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best in class medicines to patients around the world.

ROLE SUMMARY

You will be a member of a talented team of R&D business and operations professionals. This team is responsible for leading high priority projects within Pfizer’s Worldwide Research, Development and Medical (WRDM) organization and developing Pfizer’s strategy to lead in mRNA-based vaccines and therapeutics. As part of this team, you will work directly with senior leaders, including the President of WRDM, to develop a roadmap for the organization and drive change. You will leverage your strong experience in R&D strategy to drive complex cross-functional projects.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Drive select projects within WRDM to deliver business critical insights to Pfizer leaders, such as the Executive Leadership Team, in partnership with internal and external stakeholders. These projects may include:

  • Leading select operational initiatives across Pfizer therapeutic areas, including delivering key aspects of the Corporate Strategic Plan and representing WRDM on corporate project teams.
  • Developing the strategic vision for mRNA technology at Pfizer and working cross-functionally with key stakeholders, such as Business Development, to enable decision-making on critical topics and ensure successful execution of the strategy. Identifying and prioritizing opportunities to deliver innovative medicines across Pfizer’s portfolio and advancing these priorities in collaboration with Pfizer’s Chief Scientific Officers and other WRDM leaders.
  • Maximizing the effectiveness of the President of WRDM on key internal and external

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues, and create business impact.

  • Masters or other advanced degree
  • Minimum 3 years strategic planning experience in a top-tier management consulting firm or in- house strategy team in a biopharmaceutical company.
  • Strong knowledge of the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Experience synthesizing and communicating complex information and delivering impactful recommendations to senior stakeholders.
  • Experience leading complex strategic projects to drive organizational change while balancing potential impacts on the R&D pipeline, financials, and strategic position.
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams in a matrixed
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD or MD in a scientific or medical related field
  • Familiarity with applications of mRNA and lipid nanoparticles for vaccines and

OTHER JOB DETAILS

  • Locations: Cambridge, MA or New York, NY
  • Eligible for Relocation Package
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
  • Relocation support available
  • Work Location Assignment: Flexible

INTERESTED CANDIDATES PLEASE APPLY AT:

https://pfizer.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PfizerCareers/job/United-States---New-York--- New-York-City/Director--R-D-and-mRNA-Scientific-Strategy_4865245-1 


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Director, Animal Resource Facility, Marshall University School of Medicine,Huntington, WV

10/22/22

The Division of Animal Resource Facilities (DARF) of Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (MUSOM) seeks to fill the position of Director of DARF. Reporting to the University Vice President for Research and the Vice Dean for Basic Sciences of MUSOM, the Director provides oversight and university wide management of Animal Resource Facilities (ARF), the division that provides services for the university wide vertebrate animal research program. The Director assists in assuring compliance with all federal laws and guidelines and institutional policies concerning the use of animals in research. The Director works in partnership with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Office of Research Integrity. The Director is responsible for directing a division that administers a high-quality program of service to faculty researchers. This individual develops, implements, and maintains animal care standards and policies to maximize university research.

Major duties include:

  • Responsible for the operational management and administrative direction of the DARF.
  • Provides leadership and direction in policy development and implementation for the division.
  • Using a thorough knowledge of animal medicine and applicable policies, laws, and regulations, the ARF Director has the authority and accountability to make decisions regarding animal care as well as the personnel and resources that he/she oversees.
  • The Director is expected to perform or assign management tasks in an effective manner that furthers the goal of excellence in animal care and use in scientific research and education.
  • Ensures appropriate animal care standards in accordance with federal guidelines, requirements of AAALAC International, and University policies, and is a member of the IACUC.
  • Provides advice to the Vice President for Research on issues concerning the use of animals in research.
  • Ensures financial integrity in costing of all services, including per diems, in consultation with the Office of Research.
  • Provides executive leadership in implementing the mission of animal research services, including animal care, regulatory compliance, research support, teamwork and assuring the safety and well-being of personnel and animals.
  • Participates in veterinary support and assistance to investigators in protocol and animal model development, advising them in experimental design regarding animal welfare and adequate veterinary care issues. Understands and adheres to MU’s Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • Ensures that the staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs.
  • Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and university regulations, laws and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified.
  • Responsible for administering the annual operating budget and ensures appropriate expenditure of all funds allocated for department administration.
  • Other responsibilities as deemed necessary for the proper management and delivery of lab animal services to the University.

Required Qualifications                        

  • The successful candidate must have a Veterinary Medical Degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited or approved veterinary medical college or school or have passed the Foreign Veterinarian Equivalency Examination. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or equivalent training and experience with board certification in another related field will be considered. Post DVM graduate degree(s) MS or PhD are desirable in addition to board certification. USDA accreditation is desired. Five to ten (5-10) years of experience in laboratory animal medicine working in a major research university or institution is required, and three to five (3-5) years successful administrative experience either directing a facility or a significant component of an animal research
  • A current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state and eligible for licensure in the State of West Virginia.
  • Must be able to perform all essential duties as outlined in the job

To Apply                                  

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a CV, and three (3) references.   

Apply at https://marshall.peopleadmin.com/postings/19715


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Attending Veterinarian, Clinvet USA, Waverly, NY

10/22/22

Clinvet USA is seeking a full-time Attending Veterinarian with an interest in veterinary medicine research at our Waverly facility. Clinvet is widely regarded as one of the leading animal health CRO’s globally and our USA site is located in the foothills of the Finger Lakes Region.

Primary Duties

Primary duties of the position are as follows:  Ensure the well-being and clinical care of all colony and research animals on site. Direct or Indirect oversight of all other members of Vet Services department. Organize, delegate, and perform routine services that follow our Veterinary Care Program.  This individual will form part of our global community of practice for vets and manage day to day activities alongside other facility Veterinarians, Research personnel, Veterinary Technicians, and Husbandry personnel.

Minimum Experience/Qualification

  • DVM or equivalent, current licensure in New York State and USDA Accreditation or eligibility is preferred
  • One to three years’ experience working in mixed animal practice is desired. Must possess good communication, organizational, and individual and team problem solving skills
  • Preferences made for GLP and GCP accreditation, research and animal lab institution experience, DACLAM boarded, and experience in USDA title 9 animal welfare requirements

Salary Package

Salary is negotiable and we offer a generous benefits package that would include medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance and paid time off. We also provide a 401k plan and opportunities for CE credits.

Our facility is a USDA licensed research facility and AAALAC accredited.

Clinvet USA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Data Protection and Privacy:

The Company complies with local and international data protection and privacy legislation. This includes transparency in the processing of personal information processed about job applicants during the recruitment process. By applying for this position, applicants agree to the processing of their personal data in accordance with our recruitment procedure and Privacy Notice available from our website.

To apply go to:https://clincloud.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=175&source=clinvet


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Assistant Director, Veterinary Program Operations, Washington National Primate Center (WaNPRC), AZ

10/20/22

The Washington National Primate Center (WaNPRC) has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Director - Veterinary Program Operations based in ARIZONA to join their team.

Under the general direction of the Associate Director, and with delegated authority, the Assistant Director provides facility and leadership oversight of Arizona Breeding Colony (ABC) location to include but not be limited to: Personnel Management/Facility Oversight, Breeding Colony Management, Regulatory Compliance and Veterinary Services, in conjunction of critical veterinary care of nonhuman primates (NHPs) used for research and breeding at WaNPRC.  This position will have primary duties to include but not limited to performance of specialized work related to the health, care, and management of nonhuman primates at ABC.  This position requires: management acumen, clinical and surgical veterinary skills, the ability to maintain clinical records and databases, computer literacy, strong organizational skills, direct interaction with diverse groups within WaNPRC, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

MINIMUM 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 OR combination of DVM and PhD OR PhD; AND 4-5 years of applicable work experience.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.
  • It is necessary to have 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.
  • Supervisory and Leadership experience.
  • 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.

To view a full job description and apply, please click this link: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/Candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=212668


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Consulting Veterinarian Opportunity, Rowan University, Stratford, NJ

10/20/22

Rowan University has an opportunity to contract with independent Consulting Veterinarians. Rowan University currently has two vivaria, one located in Stratford, NJ at the School of Osteopathic Medicine and the other in Camden, NJ at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.  Rowan is also currently in the process of creating a new veterinary school and associated facilities on its West Campus in South Harrison Township, NJ.  The Consulting Veterinarian is an on-call position to provide both on-site and remote services.  It is anticipated that Rowan will engage in an annual contract with the Consulting Veterinarian with an annual retainer fee, plus hourly fees for services provided.

Duties to be Performed:

  1. Perform veterinary services under the oversight and supervision of the Rowan University Attending Veterinarian or their back-up, according to established standards and practices of the Rowan University Animal Welfare Program;
  2. Conduct pre-review of IACUC protocol submissions related to veterinarian clinical practices, procedures and care;
  3. Provide consultation to animal researchers related to IACUC protocol development;
  4. Participate in semi-annual program reviews and facility inspections; AAALAC accreditation application preparation
  5. Assist in writing responses to veterinary reports of unannounced USDA inspections; preparation of annual USDA report
  6. Provide training for both animal users and animal care staff as needed;
  7. Attend IACUC meetings, as needed; observe animals and inspect animal facility; observe technical and surgical procedures; consult with animal care supervisor and staff, surgical technicians and others regarding methodologies and procedures;
  8. Make recommendations to key officials for program and facility improvements;
  9. Remain " on call" at all times for consultation regarding emergencies and other urgent matters related to the animal care and use program in the absence of the attending veterinarian;
  10. Inform the Attending Veterinarian/IACUC of any violations concerning the proper use and care of any animal within five (5) days of the incident;

Required Qualifications

  • DVM degree from accredited institution
  • On-call availability Monday-Friday for on-site animal care
  • Remote availability for review of protocols
  • NJ License to practice veterinary medicine
  • General liability insurance with the following requirements
    • $1,000,000 each occurrence
    • $1,000,000 personal and advertising injury
    • $3,000,000 general aggregate;
    • and $1,000,000 products/completed operations aggregate
    • Rowan must be named as additional insured
  • Professional Liability Insurance with the following requirements
    • $1,000,000 each occurrence
    • $2,000,000 general aggregate

Please have applicants reply to:

Tabbetha A.Dobbins
VP for Research
Institutional Official for Animal Welfare Programs
107 Gilbreth Parkway, Suite 103                          
Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701   
phone: 856-256-5154 
email: dobbins@rowan.edu


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Attending Veterinarian,Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Health Network,Pittsburgh, PA

10/20/22

Applications (how applicants are to apply) https://careers.highmarkhealth.org/explore-jobs/job/j210639-attending-veterinarian/

This position is responsible for performing duties related to the veterinary care of various laboratory animals; managing preventive medicine programs including rodent health monitoring, vendor surveillance, and quarantine programs, and assisting in leadership support to the animal care and use program. The Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian provides clinical and administrative veterinary support to the animal care and use program with specific responsibility for regulatory requirements, veterinary oversight of animal care, provision for training needs in appropriate animal care and use, IACUC support, and the organizational point of contact for extra-mural animal related interactions (AAALAC, USDA, OLAW, public, etc.). The individual serving in this position works with the other team members to assure regulatory compliance for the use of animals in biomedical research. Conducts procedures and documents performance of effective veterinary preventive medicine program for animal colony.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Proactively provides veterinary medical and surgical support functions to AAALAC standards. Complies with applicable regulations and ensures that work performed in area of responsibility is conducted in a safe and compliant manner; Maintains proper records in accordance with SOPs and policies. (70%)
  • Keeps abreast of relevant literature and high level knowledge of laboratory animal medicine and science. Mentors and supervises junior staff. (10%)
  • Works collaboratively with research laboratories in model development, troubleshooting research projects and with research projects. (10%)
  • Conducts audits of vendors of animals and animal related supplies/services. (10%)
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Doctorate D.V.M or V.M.D. Degree from a college/school of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • 3 - 5 years experience in laboratory animal medicine or completion of training program in laboratory animal medicine
  • License to practice Veterinary Medicine through the PA State Board of Veterinary Medicine

Preferred

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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Clinical Veterinarian, Dartmouth College, Lebanon, NH

10/20/22

Dartmouth College seeks a motivated veterinarian to provide clinical veterinary support and collaboration to research programs at Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). We seek a candidate with a strong interest in partnering with investigators to innovate and conduct highly sophisticated translational research projects and related animal care.  Procedures include surgical and anesthesia support, the development and assessment of new or existing animal models and an interest in working closely with basic and physician scientist to provide the best animal care and the most useful translational information.  A strong interest in teaching, communication and collaboration with a diverse group of researchers and staff including Dartmouth College and DHMC faculty and residents, animal care staff, graduate students, undergraduates, and the veterinary staff is important. Laboratory animal experience and/or training is preferred but not required. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about any of the above or your qualifications, career direction and/or goals.

Apply: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/65442

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.


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Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Experimental Animal Center (EAC), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

10/19/22

The Experimental Animal Center (EAC) is the structural unit of the University of Bern carrying the responsibility for in-vivo research. In its multispecies, decentralized animal facilities, the EAC aims at providing state of the art use and care of the animal programs. The 3Rs (Reduce, Refine, Replace), the “culture of care” and compliance to guidelines and regulations are cornerstones of the EAC strategy.

We are seeking for November 1st  2022 or by appointment an outstanding, robust and very motivated Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
100%.

Areas of responsibility

Breeding facility

  • Oversight of the breeding of genetically modified mice based on the requirements
  • Supervision of import and cryobiology processes (revitalisation, freezing, gentic integrity)
  • Management of the embryo and cryo lab

Clinical veterinary medicine

  • Supply veterinary medical care independently
  • Careful implementation of preventive medicine programs (routine health monitoring, import, quarantine, diagnostics)
  • Participate in veterinary on-call schedule

Compliance

  • Ensure regulatory compliance with university guidelines and Swiss regulations  
  • Develop, review, and revise clinical-related SOPs 
  • Support with the EAC veterinary pharmacy
  • Audit veterinary medical records and other clinically related documents 
  • Serve as a rotating member in internal facility/programmatic evaluations
  • Support with creating datasheet for GM animals and the distress monitoring

Scientific support

  • Advice and support for researchers on clinical issues / animal models / breeding strategies
  • Participate to the internal training to researchers and animal care staff Support researchers on animal administration database (PyRAT)

Requirements

  • Degree in veterinary medicine eligible to work in Switzerland
  • ECLAM / ACLAM board a desired plus
  • At least 3 years of working experience in laboratory animal medicine
  • Practical experience in embryo / breeding techniques desired
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Initiative, goal oriented and excellent organizational skills, ambitious, stress resistant
  • Fluent in English and/or German, other languages are a plus

We offer

  • A 2-year position, with the possibility of prolongation
  • An interesting job with responsibility in the field of biomedical research with the University of Bern as an attractive employer
  • Participation in Journal club and book reading groups.
  • We promote the continuing professional and competences development.
  • A supportive working environment

For more information, please contact Dr. R. Evangelista at rocio.evangelistavaz@unibe.ch  

Apply! (sina.meyer@unibe.ch)

We are looking forward to receiving your fully documented application until October 28th 2022.