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Full Time Positions

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Senior Manager/Attending Veterinarian, Zoetis, Lincoln, NB

8/12/20

Position Summary

The Senior Manager of Veterinary Services is responsible for providing veterinary care and oversight for laboratory animals (livestock and companion animals are included) at Zoetis.  He/She is responsible for ensuring the humane, legal, ethical, efficient, and scientific use of the animal and will serve as the Attending Veterinarian for the Lincoln Animal Care Program.

Position Responsibilities

  • Exercise excellent veterinary skills to ensure humane animal care and treatment for all animals.
  • Possess good record keeping skills for animal accountability with regulatory authorities.
  • Ensure that practices, facilities, and records are in alignment with requirements of the Animal Welfare Regulations and AAALACi using the 9CFR Part 1 -4, Guide and Ag Guide as regulatory and voluntary guidance documents.
  • Serve as Attending Veterinarian on the IACUC participating in convened meetings, semi-annual review/inspections and responsible for timely protocol pre-review. (IACUC duties may include advising PIs on protocol design, disease interference, alternatives, pain and distress issues, anesthesia/analgesia, and other factors that may complicate or invalidate research results, etc.).
  • Influence and oversee activities related to maintenance of AAALACi accreditation; assisting management in obtaining Site and Corporate support and action where improvements are needed.
  • Oversee and maintain records for controlled drug use.

Resources Managed

Financial Accountability - Actively maintain a 3-5-year facility plan with capital expenditure forecasts.  Assist in providing budget estimates based on product manufacturing forecasts and maintaining adherence to active budgets

Supervision - Supervision of staff (n= 6-12) responsible for animal care, including a licensed veterinary technician

Education and Experience

  • Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine from a veterinary school accredited by the AVMA (e.g. D.V.M. or V.M.D.) and must possess a license to practice veterinary medicine in any state in the U.S.
  • Must obtain a Nebraska Veterinary license within one year of hire date
  • Must possess an in-depth knowledge of USDA animal welfare requirements. Must have two years previous personal computer experience with appropriate software applications (Windows, Microsoft Office Applications - Excel, Word, Power Point, Visio and Access)
  • Must have previous experience in a research-based animal care program.
  • Possess ability to self-manage and work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and coordinate work, with a high attention to detail, through to completion.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Required and Preferred Competencies

  • Required: Veterinary medical, preventative, diagnostic (including necropsy services), anesthesia, surgical and/or treatment services for all animals used at the Lincoln facilities and oversee and direct successful outcomes for any animal health needs at White Hall
  • Required: Must be able to function in a team environment, but able to develop and drive projects independently to completion
  • Required: Develop, write, edit and train colleagues on job training checklists (JTCs), SOPs as appropriate and supply required documentation of technical training and proficiency of PIs and Clinical Operations colleagues
  • Preferred: Previous supervisory experience
  • Preferred: Board Certified by American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DACLAM)
  • Participate in Zoetis global animal welfare initiatives as directed by management which may include participation on Standing or Limited Duration Teams (SDTs or LDTs), animal welfare teams, etc.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Exposure to temperature variations
  • Disagreeable odors and dust
  • Constant standing
  • Potential animal bites and scratches
  • High noise levels, hearing protection required in certain areas or rooms
  • Exposure to flying objects and liquids, safety glasses required

To apply

Go to https://careers.zoetis.com/

Or directly to:

https://zoetis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/zoetis/job/Lincoln/Manager--Veterinary-Services_JR00006188-1


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

8/10/20

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

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

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

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

To apply, please include a letter of intent with a statement of professional goals, curriculum vitae, and contact information of at least three references.  Visit the following URL, click on 'staff opportunities’ and enter keyword ‘IRC24960’: https://recruit.rockefeller.edu/.

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

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


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Veterinarian, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, LA

8/3/20

The Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) 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 six 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 required. 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.

Applications must be submitted online at https://apply.interfolio.com/77292

Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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Laboratory Animal Medicine Veterinary Diagnostician, IDEXX BioAnalytics, Columbia, MO

7/30/20

As a Laboratory Animal Medicine Diagnostic Support Veterinarian at IDEXX BioAnalytics you will work with a dynamic team of veterinary scientists to support the mission of providing high quality diagnostic services to the biomedical research community. You will consult with clients regarding collection of samples from laboratory animals, sample submissions, diagnostic test results and interpret and participate in Research & Development.  You may also consult with clients regarding best practices for developing institutional laboratory animal health monitoring programs. You will present seminars at regional, state, national, and international conferences on IDEXX BioAnalytics products, services or research, and assist in preparing technical and educational materials for client distribution. You will also support developing scientific materials and presentations for marketing and sales activities.
 
How to apply: https://careers.idexx.com/us/en/job/J-015848/Laboratory-Animal-Medicine-Veterinary-Diagnostician or questions can be sent to the IDEXX Recruiter, Laura Peterson Gervais, Laura-petersongervais@idexx.com
 
Position:
  • Consult with clients regarding sample submissions, interpretation of diagnostic test results, and appropriate follow-up testing.
  • Design and develop scientific white papers or manuscripts and present scientific seminars at conferences and client meetings.
  • Provide scientific expertise at client meetings and trade shows.
  • Design, develop and deliver training sales materials and seminars to sales & marketing teams.
  • Support IDEXX BioAnalytics marketing and sales teams by providing scientific expertise.
  • Participate in scientific research & development activities with other IDEXX BioAnalytics Scientists.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Very strong preference for this position to be based in Columbia, Missouri
Requirements:
  • DVM required
  • Board eligible or board certification required in one or more veterinary specialties (e.g., laboratory animal medicine - DACLAM, pathology - DAVCP, etc.)
  • Minimum 3+ years experience post-DVM.
  • Experience in veterinary diagnostics is preferred.
  • Experience in effective public speaking
  • Experience in technical writing
  • Knowledge of laboratory animal medicine, diagnostic techniques, and the scientific process.
  • Verbal/written/interpersonal communication skills to speak to clients or groups of clients, employees and management.
  • Familiarity with current topics and issues in laboratory animal medicine and animal-based research.
  • Must possess a demonstrated service oriented attitude.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to gain in-depth understanding of the technology behind a variety of diagnostic testing.
  • Excellent organization and prioritization skills, professional integrity, a solid work ethic.
  • High level of self-motivation – ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Computer skills, or ability and desire to learn required skills, are necessary.
IDEXX BioAnalytics Laboratories, Inc., a division of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is a leader in diagnostic testing for both the veterinary and research market. The laboratory is based in Columbia, Missouri and employs approximately 60 people.
We’re proud of the work we do, because our work matters. An innovation leader in every industry we serve, we follow our Purpose and Guiding Principles to help pet owners worldwide keep their companion animals healthy and happy, to ensure safe drinking water for billions, and to help farmers protect livestock and poultry from disease. We have customers in over 175 countries and a global workforce of over 9,000 talented people.

So, what does that mean for you? We enrich the livelihoods of our employees with a positive and respectful work culture that embraces challenges and encourages learning and discovery.   At IDEXX, you will be supported by competitive compensation, incentives, and benefits while enjoying purposeful work that drives improvement.

Let’s pursue what matters together. Does this sound like the opportunity for you? Apply today!

EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran


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Veterinarian IV, Covance, Madison, WI

7/30/20

Covance is currently seeking a Veterinarian IV to join their team based in Madison, WI. Reporting to the Director, Animal Welfare and Veterinary Services, 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.  To monitor animal health and welfare in compliance with applicable animal welfare regulations and help maintain facilities for AAALAC accreditation.

  • Provide laboratory animal medical and surgical care by examination, treatment and advice to ensure adequate and humane veterinary support, at an independent, senior level.
  • Assist program director to ensure that company policies and practices regarding animal care and welfare are in compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Assist in training of staff
  • Assist with animal welfare-related regulatory/administrative duties [e.g., compliance with USDA, Home Office, (etc.) regulations and standards, AAALAC, client visits]
  • Serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, as needed.
  • Perform physical examinations of laboratory animals as indicated in protocols and SOP.
  • Perform ophthalmic or other veterinary examinations on laboratory animals.
  • Provide scientific expertise on animal health, biology, physiology, and research methodology to staff scientists and technicians.
  • Attend scientific meetings and provide leadership in scientific organizations, including attaining peer recognition through publications and/or presentations that contribute to the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Report all animal care concerns and become involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary.
  • Function as leader of a specialty area (e.g., anesthesia or ocular clinical leader).
  • Lead and complete team projects, as assigned.
  • Mentor junior veterinarians and/or technicians.

Education:
  • Graduate of AVMA accredited veterinary school or equivalent
  • Must have a veterinary license in at least one state and ability to obtain a license and USDA accreditation in Wisconsin within 6 months
  • Board certification or eligibility for board certification in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine highly preferred
Experience:
  • 5-10 years of experience in laboratory animal medicine
  • Clinical industry experience is highly preferred
  • Leadership experience leading managers and teams
  • Knowledge of small and large animals used in research
  • Must be able to work in a laboratory setting with laboratory animals
For immediate and confidential consideration, please send CVs to Sarah Eggert at sarah.eggert@covance.com.


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Clinical Veterinarian, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

7/27/20

Tulane University is seeking applications for a new clinical faculty position of Clinical Veterinarian within the Department of Comparative Medicine. Responsibilities of the position include general medical and surgical care of research animals, provision of research support, service on the IACUC, and training of investigators, laboratory animal medicine residents, and animal care technicians. The successful candidate 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 eligibility is required. The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to interact positively and collaboratively with others, and demonstrated initiative toward continuous improvement.

Applications must be submitted online at https://apply.interfolio.com/77125.

Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.


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Clinical Veterinarian, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

7/20/20

The Columbia Center for Translational Immunology (CCTI) and Columbia Institute of Comparative Medicine (ICM) invites applications for a Clinical Veterinarian at the Associate Research Scientist or Assistant Professor level.  DVM and DACLAM credentials required, PhD in Immunology or Molecular Biology, Virology or equivalent experience highly desired.

Responsibilities

Veterinary services (60%)

The successful candidate will serve as the Clinical Veterinarian of the Large Animal Transplant Program in the CCTI, and will be responsible for overseeing innovative research in  complex translational animal models including: preoperative conditioning; intra-operative anesthetic monitoring/management; and post-operative monitoring/care. Expertise in performing the anesthesia during complex surgical procedures in large animals, is highly desired.

S/He will also participate in evaluation of animals prior to procurement to ensure proper selection and veterinary care from all vendors. Participation /present weekly summery of clinical cases during weekly clinical rounds and meetings.

Regulatory compliance (30%)

Candidate must have an expert knowledge of large animal care and use guidelines, and animal welfare regulations including those promulgated by the USDA, PHS and FDA which will assure the proper use of animals in the proposed research.  Candidate will have a facilitating role in all CCTI animal experimentation, providing assistance and guidance on protocol design/writing, ethical use of animals and communications with the IACUC to CCTI investigators as needed, as well as serve as a liaison with IACUC, and maintaining close communications.  This also includes writing and presenting adverse event reports to IACUC in timely manner. Management of CCTI surgical space with compliance of federal regulations. H/she will be responsible for maintaining state and federal DEA license with good standing for CCTI research use. Oversee ordering/stocking supplies/drugs for anesthesia, surgical and research use and maintaining the drugs/supplies in compliance with IACUC/USDA regulations

Research role, personnel management and support (10%)

It is expected that the successful candidate will collaborate with CCTI investigators and will provide one-on-one training to students, technicians and fellows.  Candidate will also be required to train ICM residents and clinical veterinarians.  Mentor, train and oversee veterinary technical staff performing research procedures and aesthesia.  S/he will be the primary person responsible for coordination of animal research with ICM and review of charges in coordinate with the Program Manager related to all Large Animal procedures.

All Officers of Research are expected to participate in the educational activities of the CCTI, including seminars and laboratory meetings.  Candidate will also be expected to assist with the generation of independent external funding for the translational transplant research program and will have opportunities to engage in research related to large animal genetics, breeding and phenotyping of genetically modified animals.  Candidate should have experience in supporting multiple research projects, collaborating with scientific researchers and supporting publications in peer reviewed Journals.

Please apply to: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/5544 or contact_CCTI@columbia.edu

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, underrepresented individuals encouraged to apply.


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Associate Research Professor/Veterinary Pathologist, Center for Comparative Medicine, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, Duarte, CA

7/20/20

A Veterinary Pathologist, Associate Research Professor opportunity is currently available at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.  The Veterinary Pathologist is responsible for CCM/ACP animal colony health surveillance/rodent health surveillance, mutant mouse phenotyping, problem -oriented examination (gross and histologic), tissue collection and histologic interpretation, and research project consultation.  The incumbent provides expert supportive veterinary pathology and research services through guidance, advice and consultation with principal investigators, research scientists, faculty, students and technical research personnel on the design, conception, and proper conduct of research and on the appropriate use of diagnostic and pathology techniques associated with animal research.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Veterinary pathology services and diagnostic responsibilities in the CCM and Animal Care Program (ACP); 
  • Training laboratory animal medicine fellows in laboratory animal science, veterinary pathology, and research; 
  • Providing in-service training for CCM/ACP staff, students, research scientists, and faculty in the humane care and use of animals; and,
  • Participation in collaborative research with institutional faculty.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Candidates must have a DVM/VMD degree, be eligible for licensure to practice in California, and be board certified or board eligible in veterinary pathology. 
  • A commitment to academic productivity and scholarly achievement through significant contributions and participation in the educational, research, and service programs of the CCM is essential.  

Preferred education experience and skills:

  • Board-certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathology with experience interpreting rodent pathology and demonstrated ability to publish scientific findings is strongly preferred.
  • Advanced training and evidence of productivity in collaborative research are highly desirable. 

To apply, please go to https://aa067.taleo.net/careersection/sci_rsrch/jobdetail.ftl?job=10005702

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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Director, Animal Resources Program & Attending Veterinarian, Wake Forest School of Medicine,Winston-Salem, NC

7/20/20

TO APPLY

Applications must be submitted online at https://psappprd1.is.wfubmc.edu:8022/psp/eppro/EMPLOYEE/B_NAV_HR/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?HRS_PERSON_ID=0&PAGE=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=42060&SiteId=1 .

SUMMARY

The Wake Forest (WF) Animal Resources Program (ARP) is a centralized service organization responsible for procurement, husbandry, and care of animals as well as for providing scientific and technical support to the investigative and teaching community across over 200,000 square feet of facilities in over 25 different buildings on four campuses.  The ARP Director will be responsible for the strategic oversight and operation of the program and serve as the institution’s Attending Veterinarian.  This individual will be an experienced and collaborative leader who is dedicated to the effective conduct of research and the care and well-being of all animals at WF.  The position will report directly to the Vice President and Associate Dean for Research Administration and Operations with a primary administrative appointment in central Research Administration and Operations.  As appropriate, the Director’s primary faculty appointment and rank will be based on the candidate’s background and experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Provides oversight of all animal research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Wake Forest University for appropriate veterinary medicine and animal husbandry, as well as the ethical care and treatment relating to all animal welfare regulations by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and accreditation standards of the International Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).
  2. Directs WF’s centralized animal operations, which currently support ~125 investigators with over 400 protocols, includes over $10M  in annual operating expenses; 212,000 square feet of facilities across four campuses, and over 15 species—approximately 45,000 rodents, 1,500 USDA-regulated animals (including a large population of nonhuman primates), 400 cold-blooded animals, and a small number of field studies.
  3. Oversees and coordinates activities of Assistant Directors responsible for campus leadership, Operations, Staff Veterinarians, Training, and all faculty members who devote effort to the ARP for clinical medicine and for veterinary pathology.
  4. Oversees externship and residency programs for clinical medicine (2 per year) and veterinary pathology (1-2 per year) within ARP activities.
  5. Establishes the acceptable standards for veterinary medicine for all species used in research at WF.
  6. Advises the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) on matters regarding policies and procedures to ensure research involving the use of animals is consistent with applicable regulatory standards.
  7. Provides guidance to investigators on matters related to IACUC protocols, rules and regulations, animal models, and animal research resources.
  8. Oversees animal-related research needs of investigators for experiments, appropriate animal housing conditions and availability to ARP resource labs, such as necropsy, surgery, etc., as needed, to assure appropriate and timely conduct of research.
  9. Works, in conjunction with the IACUC, to maintain accreditation with AAALAC requiring preparation of annual reports, documents for re-accreditation process at three-year intervals, several days site visit, etc.
  10. Together with the IACUC, works to maintain good standing with USDA requiring preparation of annual reports, participating in annual unannounced inspections, and follow-up whenever deficiencies are found; Assures our responsiveness to USDA concerns, and works with Administration on issues requiring budget changes, to alleviate any USDA concerns.
  11. Works with Vice President & Associate Dean of Research Administration & Operations on new Institutional initiatives regarding the use of animals in biomedical research.
  12. Participates and coordinates planning of renovations to animal facilities and new facilities construction as needed, including submitting or assisting in the submission of grant applications to the NIH for facilities improvement and construction funding as needed.
  13. Coordinates with physicians in Employee Health Services to establish standard operating procedures for employees with occupational exposure to animals; Works with same physicians to assure appropriate medical care is provided when and if persons working with animals have contaminated exposures and other health problems that might be related to working with various species.
  14. Rotates for clinical medicine duty with other faculty and staff veterinarians, including weekend and holiday duty.
  15. Exemplifies the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) Values and Code of Conduct, while striving to identify compliance risk through department led risk assessments, system monitoring, and periodic audits, and reporting any identified violation to Legal Services and Corporate Compliance Departments.  Ensures immediate action is taken on any issues identified through a self-assessment or by Legal Services or Corporate Compliance; that policies are developed or revised as necessary; and that efforts are made to ensure a positive and compliant work environment for all employees.
  16. Demonstrates leadership in the areas of: Human Resources, Financial Management, Planning, Directing, Continuous quality improvement, Institutional support and representation, and Customer service

EDUCATION, LICENNSURE, & EXPERIENCE

  • DVM or VMD degree from an institution accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association is required.
  • Board Certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is required.
  • Significant experience leading within a centralized service organization responsible for the procurement, husbandry, and care of animals is required.

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Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Division of Animal Care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

7/14/20

Position.  The Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Division of Animal Care (DAC) is currently seeking a motivated individual for a new faculty position of Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian.  The faculty appointment will be on the Clinical Educator, non-tenure track in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology/Division of Comparative Medicine in Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine.  Responsibilities will include: medical and surgical care of a large and diverse population of animal species (the majority of which are rodents); animal care and use protocol review to ensure conformance to accepted veterinary practices and regulations; formal and informal training of animal care and research staff; colony health monitoring (particularly rodents); compliance activities; design and implementation of standard operating procedures for the animal care program; formal and informal training as part of the Division of Comparative Medicine’s Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Program; and participation in collaborative research and/or other scholarly activities.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Located in Nashville, Tennessee, VUMC is a premier research institution internationally recognized for its leadership and innovation in the biomedical and biological sciences.  VUMC’s animal care program supports approximately 420 Principal Investigators working on over 640 IACUC-approved protocols, is registered with the USDA, and has been an AAALAC International accredited facility since 1967.  The successful applicant will join a team of eight faculty veterinarians and seven veterinary technicians who oversee the health and welfare of over 20 species of animals with an average daily census of over 100,000.

Qualifications. Applicants must have laboratory animal medicine experience and/or training, strong clinical/surgical skills, an interest in teaching and training, excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and ideally, collaborative research experience.  The ability to interact positively with colleagues, scientific investigators and staff members is essential.  Experience with nonhuman primates is preferred. Applicants must have a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited school, or a certificate issued by the AVMA’s Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates and have passed the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE).  All applicants must be licensed to practice in at least one state in the United States. Applicants must have ACLAM board certification or be eligible for the ACLAM certifying examination at time of appointment. ACLAM-eligible applicants are expected to obtain certification within four years of hire.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, and the names and addresses of three references to:

Erin N.Z. Yu, D.V.M., D.A.C.L.A.M.
Associate Director of Clinical Medicine
Assistant Professor, Pathology, Immunology, and Microbiology, Division of Comparative Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Avenue South
AA-6206 Medical Center North
Nashville, Tennessee 37232-2130
erin.n.yu@vumc.org


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Clinical Veterinarian, West Virginia University, Morgantown WV

7/10/20

Position Summary:

West Virginia University seeks a laboratory animal Clinical Veterinarian who will work for the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources (OLAR) at WVU in Morgantown WV. OLAR provides animal care for all animals used in biomedical research at WVU.   

West Virginia University is a land grant public institution with 303 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and an enrollment of approximately 34,000 students including 6,200 professional and graduate students. The Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Nursing, Hospitals, the Eye Center, and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. The HSC vivarium has recently been renovated and expanded and can accommodate a variety of species and experimental procedures. Morgantown has a population of over 30,855 people and is consistently rated as one of the best small cities in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside, many outdoor recreational activities, and proximity to major cities, including Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC.

The Clinical Veterinarian will help administer an animal care and use program that is in regulatory compliance and exceeds USDA, OLAW, and AAALAC standards. This position will support training for research technicians, animal care staff, and research investigators, and will work closely with and supervise the OLAR veterinary technicians to provide state of the art veterinary care for research animals. The Clinical Veterinarian will provide IACUC protocol advice to PIs and research staff and will provide clinical and surgical support for research studies as appropriate. The Clinical Veterinarian will share rotating on-call duties with other WVU veterinarians and will help develop and maintain written and/or computerized records, SOPs, and policies regarding veterinary care and health surveillance programs and for regulatory compliance purposes.
   
Successful applicants at a minimum will hold a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited program or equivalent, and two (2) years of experience working with domestic, farm, and/or laboratory species. Current veterinary licensure in at least one state is required, with the expectation that WV licensure will be acquired within the first 6 months of employment.  Post-doctoral training in laboratory animal medicine or equivalent experience is expected, and ACLAM board certification or eligibility is preferred. A valid driver’s license is required. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to develop collegial relationships with researchers, are essential to this position. WVU provides a nationally competitive salary with medical and retirement benefits. An allowance for moving expenses is available.  

Interested candidates should submit 1) a cover letter describing your background, work philosophy, why you are interested in this position, and your future career plans; 2) a current resume; 3) contact information for three professional references to https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/staff/jobdetail.ftl?job=13046&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.   

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


 
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Clinical Veterinarian, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

7/10/20

Position Summary:

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences Harvard University is seeking a full-time clinical laboratory animal veterinarian. The Clinical Veterinarian provides and oversees preventive and supportive veterinary care for laboratory animals at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and affiliated facilities. This person will also provide professional expertise in a collaborative research manner to investigators at FAS for animal model development and proper care and use of animal subjects.

About the Office of Animal Resources (OAR): Harvard University is an academic institute with a robust and diverse research program that conducts clinical, population, translational, and basic biomedical research. The OAR provides state-of-the-art animal facilities and along with other core resources such as an in-house genome modification facility, several imaging facilities, and sequencing facilities creates a dynamic academic research environment that fosters the development of cutting edge research programs.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Responsibilities include training research staff on various components of proper animal use, such as preparation of animals for surgery, anesthesia, surgical technique, post-operative monitoring, injections, and sample collection. This position will further participate in maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations on animal welfare and support current accreditation standards including. This will include serving as a voting member or alternate on the FAS IACUC.

This position will also advise OAR and investigative staff on preventive animal health programs, such as quarantine evaluation of new arrivals, and surveillance of rodent colonies for infectious agents. Performing routine clinical rounds in vivaria throughout FAS and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and extramural satellite facilities where FAS/SEAS animals are maintained (Cambridge, Allston, Concord Field Station, etc.) is also expected.

Qualifications include a DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school or equivalent,  ACLAM board certification or board eligibility, and a currently licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in MA. Laboratory animal residents finishing their ACLAM-approved residency program are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and is competitive with the national average. Applications will be received until the position is filled.

Please click the link to access the full position information and requirements or to apply. https://bit.ly/2Z6fvec

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Associate Director of Veterinary Services, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

6/22/20

Position Summary:

Research Animal Resources strives to advance scientific progress and promote the humane treatment of animals, in partnership with the University of Minnesota’s research community, by providing exemplary service & education in animal care, procurement, health and well-being.

The Associate Director of Veterinary Services for RAR is responsible for promoting the mission by providing programmatic support to the department and providing and overseeing clinical laboratory animal medicine care.  He/she provides regulatory and veterinary expertise to researchers (students, staff and faculty) via direct consultation, committee participation, review or research protocols and teaching.  He/she also serves as co-Director of the Minnesota Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Consortium and oversees training of graduate veterinarians in the field of laboratory animal medicine.

About the Department

Research Animal Resource (RAR) is under the Office of the Vice President for Research. RAR’s primary focus is on the service and administration of the animal care and use program at the U of MN. Laboratory Animal Medicine Veterinarians are part of a staff of over 150 employees including Academic and Professional Staff, Civil Service, Union Represented and Student Employees. RAR has a daily census of more than 24,000 rodent cages in 20 buildings split into 7 geographic teams between the Minneapolis and St. Paul Campus.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
• Doctor of Veterinary Medicine plus 8 or more years of work related experience
• Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience directing a Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency program

Essential Functions

1. Personnel Management (30%)

  • Supervise, mentor and coach a team of Laboratory Animal Medicine Veterinarians and Laboratory Animal Medicine Residents to ensure appropriate veterinary clinical care and consistency between areas in adherence to Departmental guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Monitor employees’ performance and provide timely feedback when performance does not meet expectations.
  • Lead Veterinary Services team meetings and provide guidance and feedback when necessary.

2. Regulatory Compliance (20%)

  • Participate in design/review of research protocols through participation on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and the Institutional Biosafety Committee, or by request directly from principal investigators and/or their staff.
  • Perform inspections of University animal facilities and laboratories, and participate in semi-annual program reviews as a member of the IACUC. 
  • Advise on appropriate medications, procedures, and model design.
  • Ensure that animal care, housing, transportation and use complies with all applicable federal and state laws, as well as University policy, RAR policy, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
  • Prepare the annual USDA Annual Report for the Research Facility.
  • Serve as a member of the IACUC Leadership group and assist in setting vision and direction for the IACUC with respect to processes and policies.
  • Assist in providing requested information during regulatory inspections.

3. Programmatic support (20%)

  • Work with the RAR Director on matters involving facilities and personnel management, updating Departmental guidelines and SOPs. 
  • Work with the Financial Operations Manager and staff regarding RAR business processes. 
  • Work with and advise the RAR Assistant Director of Operations regarding Departmental operations such as the impact to the Department during facility construction.
  • Serve on committees and attend interdepartmental meetings as the RAR representative to share information and advocate for the Department. 
  • Assist in preparation of the Program Description and facility preparedness for site visits by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).

4. Teaching/Training (20%)

  • Assist in creating and/or offer lectures, labs, and seminars for veterinary students, animal care staff, veterinary technicians, area supervisors, and research staff and/or faculty.
  • Research, write, and/or amend reference documents for direct use in teaching researchers, students, RAR employees, or other individuals associated with the University.
  • Mentor, train, and support new veterinary colleagues and students regarding laboratory animal medicine, facility and personnel management and regulatory compliance.
  • Serve as residency co-director and assist in implementation and provide oversight of the Minnesota Laboratory Animal Medicine Consortium residency training program.

5. Customer Service (5%)

  • Assist Investigators and research personnel on development of their research protocols.
  • Connect researchers with the resources needed to fulfill their study objectives.
  • Respond to requests for equipment, information, space, and special care and services in a timely manner. 
  • Coordinate and assist with resolution related to service and billing disputes.

6. Other Duties As Assigned, including clinical veterinary care (5%)

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please go to the University of Minnesota career site at https://humanresources.umn.edu/content/find-job and search for Job ID 336528

You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

This position will remain open until filled.

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


 
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Staff Veterinarian, Biomere, Worcester, MA

6/22/20

Biomere is a discovery focused contract research organization (CRO) that strives to enhance client and collegial interactions to a level which sets us apart from our competitors in biomedical research. It is personal to us! Biomere is seeking a staff veterinarian to add to its growing Laboratory Animal Medicine organization at our Massachusetts site.

At Biomere, we recognize that one of our greatest assets are our people.  We value our people and their individual strengths because excellence comes from the strength of a great TEAM. Our work ethic demonstrates our commitment to quality and supports the integrity we strive for in our actions.  We are devoted to creating relationships with our clients through our valued employees.  It is personal to us.  We share the passion of our clients to champion the discovery and development of new therapies and cures.   At the end of the day, it is all about working on a healthier future for us all.    

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Staff Veterinarian works under the direct guidance of the Head of Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM) and in collaboration with the IO to implement the company’s veterinary care program to ensure the animals are cared for in compliance with regulations and company policies. The goal of this department is to collaborate with and provide expert support to our research scientists in the discovery, characterization, and development of novel therapeutic products for a variety of human diseases. As a LAM team, we are dedicated to providing excellent animal care, progressive veterinary medicine, and expert lab animal science knowledge. The Staff Veterinarian serves as an expert in the conduct of clinical veterinary care programs at all levels of complexity.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform veterinary rounds for all species as scheduled and provide clinical care and preventive medicine support.
  • Provide day–to-day support of the animal care and use program including, but not limited to:
    • Ensure that all animal care related activities are conducted in accordance with company policies, guidelines, and SOPs, and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards and regulations.
    • Ensure that documentation requirements are met;
    • Ensure the use of appropriate methods to prevent, control, diagnose, and treat diseases and injuries;
    • Provide expertise and consultation on matters of animal health and welfare, including, but not limited to: the use of proper anesthesia and analgesia in laboratory animals; recognition and training for treatment of in the relief of pain and distress; discussion of the possible complications related to procedures used or disease models proposed; review of the plans for appropriate and timely medical intervention;
    • Ensure daily observation of all animals by personnel to assess their health and well-being;
    • Conduct routine Physical Examinations (PE) and the testing of non-human primates for tuberculosis (TB).
  • Provide expertise and consultation on matters regarding animal and personnel health status-control program including, but not limited to: vaccinations, safety programs, zoonosis control, euthanasia methods, and other appropriate provisions related to animal research.
  • Assist the Head of LAM in implementation of the quarantine program which includes participation in vendor management, e.g. reviewing vendor health information, communicating specific issues related to shipments to them, tracking overall vendor performance, as applicable.
  • Assists with verification and documentation of staff proficiency.
  • May serve as the delegated Attending Veterinarian for all areas of the animal care and use program.
  • May serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC)
  • Provides emergency coverage and on weekends and holidays for the care of animals.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of company policies, state and federal regulations and other assignments needed to support the animal care program (e.g. SOP development and implementation, maintenance of AAALAC accreditation standards).
  • Remains current on new and revised study protocols, animal care, treatments, etc.
  • Complies with all regulatory guidelines, occupation health as well as health and safety programs, in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as required.

PROBLEM SOLVING/DECISION MAKING

  • As an expert in animal care, exercises independent judgment to solve immediate emergency problems regarding the animal care program at all levels of complexity.
  • Prescribes medications and establishes treatments for animals beyond SOPs, protocols or IACUC related documents for animal welfare.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Work Experience

  • Accredited veterinary school AND 3 years of related training and laboratory animal medicine experience
  • OR certified as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine OR certified as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • OR equivalent formal education deemed appropriate by APHIS administrator AND 3 years of related training and laboratory animal medicine experience

Please forward a cover letter and resume with your interest to:

Emily Hickey, DVM, PhD
Executive Vice President, Operations
ehickey@biomere.com 


 
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Senior Clinical Veterinarian or Clinical Veterinarian, Birmingham, AL

6/19/20

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Animal Resources Program (UAB-ARP) is seeking a full-time senior or clinical laboratory animal veterinarian.

Principal responsibilities include health surveillance, surgical and clinical care to a variety of research animals, participate in teaching and training, as well as active involvement in the IACUC. Additional duties include development of standard operating procedures, supervision of veterinary staff, providing emergency veterinary care and assisting in ensuring facility and program compliance with federal regulations and AAALAC International standards. Opportunity for collaborative research is available.

Qualifications include a DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school or equivalent. A license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, and ACLAM board certification or board eligibility will be considered. Laboratory animal residents finishing their ACLAM-approved residency program are encouraged to apply.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and is competitive with the national average. Applications will be received until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references to: Samuel C. Cartner, D.V.M., M.P.H. Ph.D. Animal Resources Program, and Research Support Building Rm 220L, 1530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294-2800 or fax (205) 975-3281. Please direct any questions to telephone 205-934-8213 or email scartner@uab.edu.

Click the link to access the job posting.
https://uab.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=T176515&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

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 veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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Resident Veterinarian, Rutgers University,Piscataway, NJ

6/17/20

The New Jersey Tri-Institutional Laboratory Animal Residency program comprising Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU), Princeton University and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), is seeking two Resident Veterinarians for the 2020-21 program. This position works under the direct supervision of the Director of Veterinary Services- Comparative Medicine Resources at RU, and other veterinarian mentors/faculty from participating Institutions. This position provides clinical veterinary care and oversight to a wide variety of animal species (Rodents, Aquatic species, Rabbits, Pigs, Dogs, NHP, Woodchucks, Gerbils, Hamsters, Guinea pigs, and Farm animal species) that are used in teaching and cutting edge biomedical research.

Key duties of this position are:

  • This position is a 3-year term position with one year of research requirement at RU.
  • The position includes assigned rotations in various animal research facilities at the RU, BMS and Princeton University.
  • Participate in didactic and hands on training in various aspects of laboratory animal medicine and management
  • Works closely with veterinary staff and animal care staff to ensure that appropriate housing and veterinary care is provided for animals
  • Consult with faculty and researchers who use animals to advance their research and ensures humane treatment of animals in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and guidelines
  • In support of research and teaching, this position provides instructional and hands-on training, assist in novel techniques, animal model development, performs clinical and technical services such as experimental surgery, and anesthesia support.
  • Conduct a research project that advances the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine leading to publication in peer reviewed journals

Please click here to apply: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/115320


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Clinical Veterinarian, Center for Comparative Medicine, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope, Duarte, CA

6/15/20

City of Hope (COH) invites applications for a Clinical Veterinarian in the Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) within the Beckman Research Institute (BRI).  Under the direction of the CCM Director and Associate Director, this position will assist in maintaining the CCM Animal Care Program (ACP); provide veterinary medical services, clinical supervision, and consultation and training to research investigators, technicians, husbandry staff, and students.  Candidates must have a DVM/VMD degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited institution, current licensure in at least one state, eligibility for licensure in California, and be board certified or board eligible in laboratory animal medicine. 

Commitment to academic productivity and scholarly achievement through significant contributions and participation in the educational, research, and service programs of the CCM is essential.  Knowledge and expertise in diagnosis and treatment of diseases specific to laboratory animals and regulatory guidelines as they apply to use of animals in biomedical research are strongly preferred.  Advanced training and evidence of productivity in collaborative research are highly desirable.

Professional rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications should include a letter of intent with a statement of professional goals, curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of reference.

Follow Link to apply: https://aa067.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=10006525&lang=en


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Animal Program & Facilities Manager, UC Davis, Davis, CA

6/12/20

Salary Range: $6,375.00 - $14,541.67/MO.    

Final Filing Date: 7/10/2020

Under general direction of the Department Chair, this position manages and directs the extensive organization and operations of all animal facilities and their ancillary units under the purview of the Department of Animal Science (ANS). Develops programmatic goals that advance the departmental objectives. Serves as the liaison for all external and internal stakeholders, donors, and industry relations for this highly visible program. Develops strategic, long-term planning for the animal program and, in consultation with the Chair, directs the coordination and execution of those plans. Sets the strategic direction in consultation with the Chair for the animal facilities to best meet the needs and expectations of the departmental research, teaching, and outreach program.

Broad management responsibilities for policies/procedures affecting a wide range of administrative activities. Review/disseminate University policy and procedure governing these activities. Provide oversight management of the varied animal populations supporting teaching, outreach and multidisciplinary research activities that requires exquisite coordination. Assign and manage animal space to accommodate teaching, research and outreach needs.

Manages the accountability and stewardship of the program. Develops innovative solutions to emerging challenges. Provide management direction, supervision, and goal setting/achievement for direct reports/supervisors/indirect reports. Responsible for corrective action and performance management including termination. Responsible for budgetary programming for the diverse animal facilities. Manage resources strategically to optimize animal production, meet research needs of investigators, oversee animal acquisitions and sales, management and development of long-term plans for animal production in consultation with the Chair.

Direct and manage animal research and teaching program regulatory compliance of animal facilities with campus, state and federal regulatory agencies to ensure accreditation essential for continued operation: IACUC, AAALAC, USDA, CDFA, and FDA. Represent the organization during regulatory inspections and inquiries. Liaison with campus to provide input and guidance on Animal Facilities Program Management, AAALAC compliance, and respond to animal- and facility-related emergencies to provide oversight and contingency operation plans. Coordinate and create regulatory reports, annual progress reports, and other documents as required by the department, College, University, sponsors and other entities.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Experience, educational background and skills in the fields of animal husbandry and production practices; laboratory animal care, including oversight management and supervision of animal care and technical support staff.
  • Knowledge of livestock and product marketing, including budgeting, inventory control and management, and cost and revenue projections.
  • Experience in scientific research support. Familiarity and previous use of analytic tools and exposure to new analytic methodologies used by professionals in the field of animal care management.
  • Experience successfully applying AAALAC accreditation standards, along with research and teaching facility requirements used by the USDA, to provide professional guidance regarding vivaria management, planning, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge and experience with performance management, and employee and labor relations in progressively more complex roles that include recruiting, supervising, coaching and evaluating staff. Including, understanding of organizational and interpersonal dynamics with the skill to perceive conflict and develop strategies to avoid and/or deal with it.
  • Skills to interpret policies and procedures in order to ensure concurrence with department, university, state, sponsor requirements and the knowledge of federal, state, university and department regulations, guidelines, and protocols on animal care.
  • Skills in instructing undergraduates, graduate students and others in various aspects of livestock production, meat science, and animal research.

Preferred: 

  • Animal Science or Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine Degree is preferred, OR equivalent experience/training.
  • Experience and competence in a manager/director role at an AAALAC accredited animal research facility or academic institution, preferably one with greater than 200,000 sq. ft. of animal housing space varying from traditional laboratory animals to livestock range operations.
  • Animal management experience including mice, rats, rabbits, aquatic species, avian species, swine, goats, sheep, equids, beef cattle, and dairy cattle; including knowledge of USDA and CDFA regulations pertaining to meat plant, dairy and creamery operations and the ability to communicate and interact with regulatory officials.
  • Experience in strategic and operational planning as it relates to animal facility management, with experience analyzing key issues, and researching, gathering and integrating information regarding employee relations issues; experience developing qualified resources and data to formulate recommendations and approaches to resolve issues and problems.
  • Written and oral communication skills demonstrating tact and diplomacy to convey policies and procedures to a diverse population of internal and external groups, including executive administrators, faculty, campus community and the public with the objective of fostering collaborations and partnerships needed for the successful delivery of animal science research, teaching and -outreach in a shared governance environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of university, campus, management principles, philosophy, problems and subject matter and how the component parts of the university interact.
  • Skills in communicating with both university and non-university groups about department research and address concerns about animal production and welfare. Knowledge of government policy and societal concerns as related to animal management and research.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at 

http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=182314

Job ID # 7956

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


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Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Services, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

6/12/20

The Division of Laboratory Animal Services (DLAS) at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia, is seeking an experienced, compassionate and collaborative leader for the position of Director of Laboratory Animal Services to manage a multi-site complex for animal care and use.

Home to four campuses in Augusta and various satellite locations, Augusta University, one of 26 institutions within the University System of Georgia, is at the forefront of groundbreaking research focused on improving and enriching the human experience. The Division of Laboratory Animal Services (DLAS) is the centralized service organization responsible for the procurement, conditioning, routine care and veterinary oversight of animals used in research and teaching. DLAS also maintains a diagnostic laboratory equipped to perform hematology, bacteriology and parasitology testing in support of research and teaching programs. DLAS professional veterinary staff includes an assistant director and a clinical veterinarian who is also a specialist in laboratory animal medicine; and trained Veterinary Technicians who, under the direction of the veterinarians and other scientists, are available to carry out animal treatments, technical procedures and assist in surgery.

The Director will ensure collaboration and integration of laboratory animal resources and support research effort through direction over the Animal Care and Use Program. The Director will serve as the Attending Veterinarian (AV) and as such, will assume the leadership role for implementation of the Animal Care and Use Program and have sufficient authority, as provided by the institution, to treat an animal and institute appropriate measures to relieve pain or distress, including euthanasia. The Director is expected to work collaboratively with the Institutional Official (IO), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), research staff and internal and external regulatory agencies. The Director is responsible for recognizing and maintaining adequate resources to manage the overall program of veterinary care and will supervise the Clinical Veterinary staff to provide clinical care, health surveillance and program oversight. The DLAS Director reports to the Associate Vice President for Basic Science Research at AU. Since the Director also serves as the Attending Veterinarian, there is also a dotted line reporting relationship between the Attending Veterinarian and the IO. This matrix reporting structure is in place to insure that animal program needs can be clearly communicated to the IO in accordance with AAALAC accreditation guidelines.

While all applications will be reviewed, the ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a veterinary license in the USA
  • Be eligible and willing to obtain a Georgia State Veterinary License
  • Have had five or more years' experience (fiscal and administrative) managing a complex animal care and use program
  • Have strong and demonstrable interpersonal skills

Additional consideration will be given to candidates with a record of accomplishment in residency or equivalent experience in clinical laboratory animal medicine, experience in medicine and research use of experimental animals, surgery and management of rodents and other species of lab animals.

With an emphasis on customer service and a providing high quality animal care and research support in a timely manner while being courteous, professional and responsive to researcher customers, the Director must be highly collaborative and prioritize the welfare of animals and the staff that care for them, while also having the skills and experience to raise external sources of funding in a time of state budget constraints. Vast experience training staff on best practices and analytics and root cause analysis are all high priorities. Facility operation and facility maintenance oversight experience is critical. The Director will be disciplined about implementing critical protocol to maintain compliance during a time of animal research growth and findings. This is an opportunity for an innovative and organized leader to collaborate with an impressive research staff that have the capacity and influence to develop critical medical findings for the future of medicine. Additional information about the position, including a leadership profile, can be found at www.wittkieffer.com.

DLAS maintains a centralized animal care program with administrative management of six on-campus and one off-campus animal facilities. The animal facility and use program is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC), a Registered Research Facility with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA No. 57-R-0002) and has an Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare Assurance number.

Application materials should be submitted to the candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to WittKieffer consultants Mercedes Chacon Vance and Kim Brettschneider at AugustaDirLAS@wittkieffer.com. All nominations and applications shall be confidential.

Augusta University and AU Health System are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. 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. We seek and encourage applicants from underrepresented categories.

Augusta University is an AA/EEO/Equal Access/ADA Employer.


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Executive Director, Program for Comparative Medicine (PCM), Gene Therapy Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

6/12/20

The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) is entering a new era of unprecedented opportunity with the great potential to reshape the face of medicine as we know it. Our discoveries have set the stage for successful treatments and possibly even cures for devastating genetic diseases.

The laboratory of Dr. Jim Wilson, at GTP of the University of Pennsylvania, has been a leader in the development of innovative vector technology for close to three decades. We have emerged as the "go-to" organization for public and private partners, who want to participate in the gene therapy space.


Due to expansion, GTP is looking for a new Executive Director, Program for Comparative Medicine (PCM), to drive program strategy and continuous process improvement for our PCM team.

The Executive Director, PCM, will be responsible for ensuring operational efficiency and effectiveness of research laboratories for the Penn Gene Therapy Program. In this role, the Executive Director will lead the day to day management of the research lab infrastructure and serve as primary liaison with other internal and external operational groups, to implement and facilitate seamless interaction across all relevant research processes to support GTP goals.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Act as a critical interface between research lab personnel and operational functions.
  • Provide strategic leadership to the Program for Comparative Medicine and Vivarium operations staff.
  • Provide high-level oversight of GTP's lab animal compliance program (IACUC, AAALAC accreditation).
  • Collaborate with functional heads (e.g., Vector Core, PCM) to define critical laboratory workflows to integrate with lab support services, purchasing, and inventory functions.
  • Identify workflow inefficiencies, brainstorm solutions, oversee implementation of improvements.
  • Oversee facilities, personnel and infrastructure.
  • Define metrics and Key Performance Indicators to drive continuous improvement.
  • Coordinate annual budget planning process for capital lab equipment; Identify opportunities to share equipment across functions.
  • Oversee lab consumable inventory management system; Support implementation and training for the use of ordering and inventory platforms.
  • Oversee all related research inventory, including vivarium; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Partner with Finance to ensure timely payments are made to suppliers.
  • Train new employees.
  • Assist with lab space planning to achieve optimal efficiency.

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree and 10+ years of relevant employment in biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, or major academic research institution experience required.
  • Advanced Science Degree (Ph. D. or DVM) strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of lab research processes and experience in a pharmaceutical, biotech, or top-tier academic research setting supporting complex workflows is essential.
  • Experience with running large or small animal vivariums in a regulated environment is a must! 
  • Demonstrated experience in process improvement and continuous improvement methodologies. Practical working knowledge in a cross-functional research setting resulting in measurable and tangible benefits to the organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing and managing IT solutions in support of complex research programs
  • Strong project management skills. Understands the importance of defining and managing the critical path; brings solutions when needed to address potential delays; laser-focused on achieving milestones.
  • Effective communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Proven track record of success working in a collaborative team environment; ability to cultivate and maintain effective business partner relationships through earned respect and trust.
  • Excellent organizational skills; able to manage multiple projects/initiatives at the same time.
  • Experience as a lab manager or project manager in the biotech/life science industry and a basic understanding of Six Sigma Lean principles and Continuous Improvement tools are a plus.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

For more information, please reach out to Jennifer Royal-Fitch, jenroyal@upenn.edu.

To apply, please visit our website: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Translational-Research-Laboratories/Executive-Director--Research-Operations_JR00011165


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Lab Animal Veterinarian, Seattle Genetics, Bothell, WA

6/4/20

We are seeking a laboratory animal veterinarian with exceptional scientific curiosity, critical thinking, and self-motivation to join our team of nonclinical scientists. You will contribute expertise to a vibrant and experienced group leading the scientific understanding of the safety and efficacy of novel therapeutics in a company dedicated to finding cures to cancer.  Our company culture places a premium on scientific excellence, innovation, and teamwork.

The successful candidate will assume overall responsibility for our laboratory animal medicine program, including vivarium operations, provision of veterinary medical care, and management of animal care staff. In addition, you will provide leadership in ethical animal care and use by promoting the 3Rs, serving on the IACUC, and managing efforts to maintain AAALAC accreditation.  You will have the opportunity to propose and help drive the vision for the delivery of animal models (both efficacy and safety) and the development of an appropriate strategy to address research needs.  The position title and compensation package are flexible and will be determined based on the qualifications and experience level of the candidate.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent veterinary medical and surgical care to laboratory animals
  • Lead preventative medicine program, including rodent health monitoring, vendor surveillance, and quarantine program
  • Oversight of vivarium management and animal care technician staff
  • Manage oversight of animal care and use programs for laboratory animals, including NHPs, housed at off-site locations
  • Contribute to the development of an over-arching strategy for the delivery of laboratory animal models, which may include internal resources and/or external partners
  • Function as a resource and technical leader to principal investigators, research associates, and study directors
  • Manage the training program of staff for procedures such as animal handling, laboratory techniques, sedation, analgesia, anesthesia, surgical and post-surgical care, and euthanasia
  • Serve as Attending Veterinarian to the IACUC. Ensure a strong ethical basis for all experimentation, maintaining full compliance with all appropriate regulations
  • Be a strong advocate for the 3Rs. Set expectations and promote a culture of care and accountability.  Communicate both successes and failures and promote change, when necessary
  • Conduct audits of vendors of animals and animal-related supplies/services
  • Keep abreast of relevant literature and in-depth knowledge of laboratory animal medicine and science

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in laboratory animal medicine with eligibility for ACLAM board certification. ACLAM board certification is desirable
  • Strong clinical and diagnostic skills with experience in interpreting data to support animal health including health records and physiological blood data values
  • Experience in surgery and postoperative care in various laboratory animal species
  • Experience with rodent health monitoring systems
  • Ability to work independently as the primary subject matter expert for laboratory animal medicine
  • Broad knowledge and experience in laboratory animal medicine, including knowledge of regulations and standards for use of animals in a research and toxicology setting

Education and Certification:

  • V.M. or V.M.D. Degree from a college/school of veterinary medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association or equivalent
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state, licensed in WA preferred
  • Preference to candidates with an advanced degree in comparative biology, toxicology, pathology, or related science

To apply for this job visit www.seattlegenetics.com/careers/job-opportunities

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


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Veterinarian II, Covance, Somerset, NJ

6/4/20

We have a great opportunity for a Clinical Veterinarian to join our team in Somerset, NJ.  This role provides laboratory animal medical and surgical care by examination, treatment and advice to ensure adequate and humane veterinary support.
 
This role:

  • 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
  • Serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, 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 veterinary technical and animal operations staff.
  • Learn to provide scientific expertise on animal health, biology, physiology, and research methodology to staff scientists and technicians.

Education/Qualifications

  • Graduate of AVMA accredited veterinary school or equivalent.
  • For USA positions only: must have a veterinary license in at least one state and ability to obtain a license and USDA accreditation in New Jersey within 6 months.
  • Minimum 1 year of veterinary clinical experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of small and large animals used in research.

How to apply

https://uscareers-covance.icims.com/jobs/40216/veterinarian-ii/job?mode=view&_ga=2.197425903.1176851898.1591022901-2053215214.1561576943


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Executive Director, Office of Comparative Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

5/21/20

The Executive Director of the Office of Comparative Medicine is responsible for the strategic oversight and operation of a complex academic program consisting of 13 different facilities that span the campus. The Director also serves as the Attending Veterinarian for the University. The University has over 600 approved protocols and 156,000 square feet of facilities with a staff of 85 technicians who operate and manage these facilities. This position reports to the Vice President of Research.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM, VMD) degree from an AVMA-accredited institution.
  • Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).

Additional qualifications are as follows:

Five years or more of experience directing large complex academic programs. Five years of serving on an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Must be eligible to obtain licensure to practice Veterinary Medicine in the state of Utah. Working knowledge of and experience with all federal and state regulations and requirements related to animals used in research. Five years of experience managing a program accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC). Extensive experience with the design and construction of vivaria. Experience with operating in compliance with the FDA’s Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). Experience with a wide variety of research animal species. Must be eligible to obtain DEA license for obtaining and handling controlled substances. Must exhibit a customer-service oriented management style that assists and supports the institution’s researchers. Must demonstrate proven management and strategic planning skills in the areas of budget, facilities, and personnel.

How to apply:

Interested persons can apply through the University of Utah employment opportunities page: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/105506.  Requisition number PRN23680B.  Salary is dependent on experience.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email:employment@utah.eduor call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email:oeo@umail.utah.edu.