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Attending Veterinarian
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

4-23-18

The University of Kentucky is seeking dynamic candidates for our Attending Veterinarian position. UK has a diverse and decentralized animal care and use program serving educators and researchers in the College of Agriculture, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the five colleges of the UK Medical Center. The Attending Veterinarian (AV) reports directly to the Vice President for Research and serves as the lead veterinarian for all animals used in research, teaching, and testing at the University of Kentucky. The AV works with the DLAR, Office of Research Integrity, and other administrators, faculty, and staff to ensure that all animals receive adequate veterinary care and that other components of the animal care programs are appropriate and compliant. In addition, the AV serves as a permanent member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Qualified candidates will be 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. In addition, candidates must have Category II Accreditation from the National Veterinary Accreditation Program of the USDA or are eligible to obtain accreditation within six months of hire. The successful candidate should possess experience overseeing and managing research animal care program and preferably experience with agricultural and/or exotic animals.

For additional information about this exciting leadership position, please contact Mary Beth Bracken Marybeth.bracken@uky.edu 859-257-3348. The deadline to apply is May 21st, 2018,

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Attending Veterinarian
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

4-23-18

Division/College: University Research (Div)
Employee Category: Exempt
Pay Range: $94,500 to $118,126 per year
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary:

The Attending Veterinarian (AV) is responsible for providing direct or delegated veterinary care for all animals used in research, testing, teaching, and outreach across the main University of Idaho campus and all University of Idaho satellite locations to ensure the health and welfare of animals and compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies. The AV serves as the regulatory Attending Veterinarian and a standing voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). The AV plans, develops, directs, and implements all aspects of the veterinary care program. Reporting to the Director of Research Assurances, the AV is accountable to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and is responsible for supervision of the Laboratory Animal Research Facility (LARF).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM , VMD , or equivalent degree from an AVMA -accredited institution, or certification from either the AVMA /ECFVG , AAVSB /PAVE , or other equivalent foreign graduate equivalency program.
  • Three years licensed veterinary experience, including post-graduate experience in laboratory animal care and medicine.
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in Idaho, or eligibility for Idaho licensure with the application submitted within the first 10 days of hire.
  • USDA certification for issuance of health certificates in Idaho, or eligibility for USDA certification with the application submitted within the first 10 days of hire.
  • Controlled substance registrations with the DEA and Idaho State Board of Pharmacy, or eligibility for registrations with the applications submitted within the first 10 days of hire.
  • After hour on-call availability for emergency animal care consultation and response.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong clinical, diagnostic, and surgical skills with a variety of small and large laboratory animal species.
  • Excellent knowledge of animal welfare regulations and contemporary practices in animal health, care, and use.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong managerial and supervisory skills.
  • Diplomate, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Prior veterinary experience at an academic research institution.
  • Completion of a residency in laboratory animal medicine.
  • Prior veterinary experience with farm animals, birds, aquatics, and other wildlife.
  • Experience at an AAALAC accredited institution or with AAALAC accreditation process.
  • Prior experience working with animal biosafety levels 1-3.

Posting Number: SP001743P
Posting Date: 03/30/2018
Open Until Filled: Yes

Preferential review of applicants to begin on April 30, 2018.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
To apply, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/1197462

EEO Statement:
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


Clinical Research Veterinarian
PMI, San Carlos, CA

4-19-18

The Clinical Research Veterinarian provides clinical management of surgical subjects in our contract research laboratory.  The incumbent will oversee and provide clinical health maintenance of all laboratory animal colonies.  The Clinical Veterinarian works directly with the client’s research team on protocol development and is responsible for meeting all protocol requirements.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides daily oversight of preventative medicine program, medical treatments, surgical staff and post-operative care of surgical subjects
  • Ability to perform cut downs for vascular access and other surgical techniques as needed
  • Circulate through ORs providing veterinary support to clients and technical oversight.
  • Interacts with clients during client meetings to offer support and direction for specific client needs
  • Act as Study Director and liaison between PMI and client for general animal health and recovery during overall study period
  • Support pathology services by performing necropsies and explants per protocol.
  • Support, facilitate and enhance OR operations duties.
  • Write and review SOPs for OR operations
  • Report writing for client studies
  • Rotating weekend on call
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge and/or technical advances in the fields of laboratory animal medicine, and related disciplines
  • Has working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices, veterinary and laboratory animal science
  • Active participation in professional societies
  • Other duties as assigned

PREFERRED CANDIDATES WILL HAVE:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an AVMA accredited program
  • Licensed by the California State Board of Veterinary Medicine
  • Board Certification by either ACLAM or ACVIM preferred
  • Experience in a GLP PreClinical CRO is preferred
  • General knowledge of laboratory animal medicine and surgical/anesthesia techniques
  • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice regulations
  • Broad understanding of USDA animal welfare regulations and AAALAC guidelines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in as team or matrix environment
  • Self-starter with a “can do” attitude and ability to analyze problems and identify creative solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Please send resume and cover letter to b.diethorn@pmipreclinical.com


Clinical Veterinarian
Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA

4-16-18

Primary Function of Position:

The Intuitive Surgical development lab focuses on animal welfare, employee safety and efficiency to enable an internal clinical environment for use by the research and development organizations. The lab simultaneously supports a multitude of product and procedure development programs to allow expedited iteration and evolution of our products and procedures.

Reporting to the Director of Comparative Medicine (CM), the Clinical Veterinarian (CV) will provide leadership and vision for the animal care and surgical programs, ensuring continued compliance with local, state and federal regulatory agencies. The surgical programs conducted by research and development will include both acute and chronic animal studies with the CV being responsible for animal care in both study types. In addition, the CV will be required to conduct and manage the animal care in these different studies following both GLP and non-GLP protocols. The CV will be an essential part of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and work closely with the, R&D Lab Supervisor, Clinical Engineers, Veterinary and Lab Staff to develop and maintain a strong and effective animal care program.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Director of CM to continue to build and maintain our animal care and use program. This includes SOP, Policy, and guideline development and maintenance.
  • Manage and conduct animal studies following approved study protocols which will include both GLP and non-GLP protocols. For GLP studies, complete any required GLP documentation as required for reporting or use of the study data.
  • Work closely with Clinical Development Engineers, (CDE), Principal Investigators, providing assistance and consultation in experimental design, surgical and species modeling, protocol development, procedural training and assessment, and compliance in regards to current animal welfare standards.
  • Assist the Laboratory Supervisor in the development, management and operations of the animal lab facilities which include the surgical operating rooms, animal preparation areas and animal housing/husbandry areas for chronic animal studies.
  • Surgical support:
  • Provide guidance and support as it relates to analgesia, anesthesia and aseptic procedures.
    • Administration of injectable, inhalant or CRI anesthesia, including induction, maintenance and emergency management.
    • Oversight and performance of patient prep and instrumentation.
    • Oversight and performance of intraoperative monitoring of vital statistics, fluid therapy, drug administration, surgical interventions and blood gas analysis. Pre-, intra- and post-operative critical care management of advanced invasive surgical procedures
  • Manage veterinary technical staff, including scheduling, development and training, and oversight of processes and procedures.
  • Responsible for regulatory compliance, such as DEA, USDA, FDA, and OLAW. Serve as active member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC); assist the Director of CM in preparation and seeking AAALAC accreditation status.
  • Work with the Director of CM to conduct offsite vendor, satellite, and contract facility inspections.
  • Maintain and enforce current Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Help promote and maintain a safe and healthy work environment according to ISI safety policies and OSHA regulations.
  • Participate in future facility planning and expansion according to company growth and development, and increase of animal use program needs.
  • Help to build a culture of compliance where every day is inspection day and all colleagues feel valued, heard, respected and highly engaged.

Skills/Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in veterinary anesthesia and surgery procedures in a laboratory animal setting
  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
  • Board Certification by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists (desired but not required)
  • ACLAM Diplomat (preferred but not required)
  • Working knowledge of large and small animal anatomy, physiology, medical disease states, surgical applications across all body systems
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Small and large animal critical care techniques (porcine, ovine, canine)
  • Facility Design and Management experience (desired but not required)

To apply: Please submit resumes to vet.staff@intusurg.com

We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.
We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.


Director of Comparative Medicine & Attending Veterinarian
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), Oklahoma, OK

4-9-18

OMRF (https://omrf.org) seeks to build upon excellence in its animal care program with an exceptional individual to oversee our Comparative Medicine Department. This vital group facilitates research with innovative practices and quality service in centrally operated, state of art aquatic and germ-free/gnotobiotic mouse cores.  Provide veterinary clinical, diagnostic and surgical care (mice, rats, Zebrafish, Xenopus, and others as needed), manage preventive medical programs, and rederivation of genetically engineered mouse strains, provide training/consultation, and participate in IACUC activities. 

Successful applicants must have a DVM from AVMA-accredited institution and USDA Veterinary Accreditation, be eligible for Oklahoma licensure and be specialty Board certified by ACLAM. Strong leadership skills, ability to effectively communicate with diverse personalities and cultures, desire to work collaboratively with principal investigators, and familiarity with AAALAC accreditation processes required.

OMRF offers competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and a collegial work environment.  

Apply http://apptrkr.com/1198748

EOE/AA  


Clinical Veterinarian, Animal Care Unit
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

4-3-18

The clinical veterinarian functions as an integral member of the KU-Lawrence Animal Care Unit leadership team.  The incumbent provides preventative, clinical, and surgical care to a variety of laboratory animal species.  The incumbent works closely and interacts with the ACU director, ACU facility manager, ACU facility supervisor, and IACUC to ensure efficient operation of the KU-Lawrence Animal Care and Use Program in accordance with applicable regulations and standards.  Duties will include direct veterinary care, program and research support, and regulatory and compliance support.  Require qualifications include Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent from an institution accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, current veterinary license in at least one state, must obtain Kansas veterinary license within 12 months of appointment, and work experience that demonstrates effective written and verbal communication and collaboration that fosters and maintains productive working relationships.  Minimum of 2 years' experience, following receipt of veterinary degree, providing preventative, clinical, and surgical care to animals, particularly rodents and rabbits, in an academic laboratory animal program along with American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board eligibility are preferred qualifications.  For complete position description and to apply, go to https://employment.ku.edu/staff/11463BR.  A complete application will include a cover letter detailing interest and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and the names for 3 professional references.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.   Application review begins 04/17/2018 and continues until position is filled.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,IOA@ku.edu,1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414,711 TTY


Faculty Director and Attending Veterinarian, ARC
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 

3-26-18

Position:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is seeking a faculty-level Director of the Animal Resource Center (ARC). The Director serves as the Attending Veterinarian and provides overall leadership and direction of a large and growing technologically advanced department that supports basic and translational research programs. The Director is responsible for overseeing the management of all aspects of veterinary care and ARC activities, including developing procedures, policies, and guidelines; ensuring regulatory compliance (AAALAC-I, OLAW/NIH, CDC, USDA-AWA, and IACUC); establishing and enforcing biocontainment policies, procedures, and protocols for ABSL 2 and 3 facilities; and working collaboratively with faculty and staff to meet research goals and advance institutional strategic objectives. The St. Jude ARC has been continuously accredited by AAALAC, International since 1977.

Qualifications:

  • Qualified candidates possess a DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited institution and are board certified in the ACLAM.
  • An advanced degree (MS or PhD) in a related science is preferred.
  • Candidates should have a minimum 10 years experience working in laboratory animal science and medicine and 5 years working with an IACUC.
  • Experience managing an AAALAC-accredited animal care and use program in a research environment and an in-depth knowledge of current Federal Animal Welfare Regulations and AAALAC-I accreditation standards.

Employer Information

St Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a private, not-for-profit institute that is internationally recognized for its commitment to performing cutting edge research and providing state of the art clinical services, with the goal to improve the outcomes for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute and in 2017 was named the number 1 pediatric cancer hospital by US News & World Report.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the diversity of its faculty and professional workforce. It welcomes nominations of an application from women, and members of minority groups, as well as others who bring additional dimensions to the hospitals research, teaching and clinical missions. 

Applications:

Applications must be submitted through the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital faculty job website: https://bit.ly/2DNKOhj

Additional contact info: Terrence Geiger, MD, PhD, SVP and Deputy Director, Academic and Biomedical Operations by email at terrence.geiger@stjude.org or John Leech, Director Talent Acquisition by email john.leech@stjude.org.  


Attending Veterinarian and Director of Laboratory Animal Resources
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 

3-21-18

About Virginia Tech:

As a comprehensive land-grant university and a leading research institution, Virginia Tech is pushing the boundaries of knowledge in response to global challenges and to define its role a generation into the future. Within a spirited, inclusive culture, Virginia Tech offers 280 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 34,000 students in eight colleges and manages a research portfolio of more than $520 million. Virginia Tech is ranked among the top 25 public universities, with employers giving top-ratings to our graduates. 

Virginia Tech has been recognized as a Diversity Champion, reflecting the university’s commitment to inclusion and diversity as key components of an ecosystem that is rich in opportunities for experiential learning, cross-disciplinary engagement, and the development of cultural awareness and empathy. The university community lives the Virginia Tech motto, Ut Prosim - That I May Serve.

About the Office:

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation is seeking a highly motivated, resourceful, and trustworthy individual to join our senior leadership team as the Attending Veterinarian and Director of Laboratory Animal Resources. The office oversees the university-wide strategic initiatives and operational functions of Virginia Tech’s research enterprise and associated technology commercialization activities, which span eight academic colleges, eight university research institutes, and three affiliated research corporations. The university is embarking on its next phase of strategic growth in research across its Blacksburg, Roanoke, and Northern Virginia locations, including the integration of a medical school in 2018.

Position Summary:

The position is critical to ensuring excellent animal care and welfare in all aspects of the university’s programs. Virginia Tech has one of the most comprehensive programs in the nation, encompassing a wide variety of vertebrate species used in biomedical, agricultural, veterinary, wildlife and fish research and instruction at the Blacksburg and Roanoke campuses as well as seven Agriculture Research and Extension locations across Virginia.  The laboratory and agricultural animal space encompasses multiple sites comprising the College of Veterinary Medicine including: the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, VA - ~58,000 sf and 150 acres; Laboratory Animal Resources - ~ 38,500 sf; decentralized/non-farm facilities - ~26,400 sf; and farm production units - ~170,000 sf and 1,600 acres.  The Agricultural Research Extension Units, which include two beef, swine, sheep, horse, and fish facilities, have ~1,900 acres with associated farm buildings. This position reports directly to the Vice President for Research and Innovation and is a member of the senior leadership team.

Opportunities:

  • With strong support from university leadership, align the Office of the University Veterinarian, including Laboratory Animal Resources, for strategic growth of research programs.
  • Lead the effort to achieve and maintain university-wide AAALAC accreditation, collaborating with stakeholders within the university to meet and apply accreditation standards.
  • Participate in stakeholder groups related to the expansion of Health Science and Technology research at the Blacksburg and Roanoke campuses.
  • Potential for an appointment in an academic unit.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to the University's animal programs and oversight of three centralized animal facilities and 26 decentralized animal facilities across all Virginia Tech locations.
  • Provide supervision of operations and personnel, and execution of duties associated with the Office of the University Veterinarian and Laboratory Animal Resources.
  • Collaborate with a wide variety of university stakeholders, assure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, and maintain excellent standards of veterinary care for a wide variety of animals used in research and instruction at the university.
  • Serve as an ex officio voting member of Virginia Tech’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and on other committees, task forces and working groups that affect animal programs at the institution.
  • Recommend procurement of equipment and facility renovation or expansion consistent with current standards that assure animal well-being and the safety of those who work with animals.
  • Provide consultation and assistance to ensure animal care and use protocols to meet or exceed established standards, and offer suggestions on improved techniques that may enhance animal well-being and/or research program effectiveness.
  • Share on-call veterinary care responsibility during evenings, weekends, and holidays with the veterinary staff within the Office of the University Veterinarian.

Minimum Qualifications and Skills:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent, Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), and a license to practice in at least one state.
  • Progressively advanced experience in a diverse AAALAC accredited laboratory animal research program, including biomedical and agricultural research.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective program leadership, including workforce management and budget oversight.
  • Skilled supervisor and coach, able to motivate or inspire both junior and senior staff.
  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, diplomacy and the ability to effectively interact and build trusted relationships.
  • Proven ability to effectively organize, prioritize and perform multiple job functions and conflicting priorities, meet deadlines, and manage changing situations.
  • Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills to manage complex tasks and/or those that require balancing competing interests.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality with discretion.
  • Result driven, accepts and acts on all forms of feedback to effect change.
  • Demonstrate patience, reliability, composure and stability under pressure.
  • Adaptable and open to change as the office and university evolves.

Preferences:

  • Significant experience developing, leading and managing a diverse AAALAC accredited program encompassing agricultural, laboratory, biomedical, companion, fish, and wildlife species.
  • Experience working as a veterinarian in a university with a medical school, a veterinary school, a college of agriculture, and one or more other colleges, institutes or departments actively conducting research using animals.
  • Demonstrated success working with and providing leadership for a diverse and geographically dispersed team. 

All nominations and applications should be sent electronically to: 

Ann Murray
Consultants to the Search Committee
Charles River
ann.murray@crl.com.

Review of nominations and applications for the position will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution.


Clinical Veterinarian
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

3-13-18

The Division of Animal Care Services (ACS) at the University of Florida (Gainesville) has an opening for two faculty positions of Clinical Veterinarian. The successful candidate will join six other laboratory animal veterinarians and over 100 support staff in a diverse and dynamic, AAALAC-accredited, major research institution caring for a large variety of animals (dogs, cats, sheep, cattle, horses, mice, rats, rabbits, chickens, chinchillas, reptiles, ferrets, guinea pigs, pigs, goats, fish, frogs, etc.). The University of Florida is a major research institution with over 200,000 sq. ft. of laboratory animal facilities and over $700 million in research per year.

The Program also has an ACLAM recognized laboratory animal medicine training program with three residents.

The candidate must

  • Have a DVM from AVMA accredited institution or ECFVG certificate and license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state
  • Be board-eligible or board-certified (preferred) by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Have good computer skills with ability to maintain complex clinical vet care operating systems
  • Have excellent customer service ability with strong writing and presentation skills
  • Be able to work collaboratively with veterinary faculty, veterinary technicians within the department and academic leaders and senior research staff throughout campus

To review the posting see Careers at UF - Job no. 506612 at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/506612/assistant-director-clinical-assistant-professor-clinical-veterinarian


Associate Director for Clinical Services, DLAR
SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY 
Posting #050359

3-13-18

The Department of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) at Upstate Medical University invites applications for the position of Associate Director for Clinical Services.  DLAR provides veterinary, husbandry and support services to investigators in 3 facilities encompassing a total of 60,000+ square feet.  Species vary, but the primary focus is on rodents and aquatics.  The incumbent will provide primary clinical care for all species with the support of the DLAR Director and will supervise two veterinary technicians.  This will include primary responsibility for biosecurity, import-export, animal vendor approval, and clinical pharmacy inventory control.  Other duties will include investigator and staff training, research consultation and planning, as well as technical and surgical support.  Other duties may include IACUC participation, other administrative responsibilities, or independent research depending on the needs of the institution and the interests of the candidate.  Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent from an AVMA-accredited veterinary college and obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in New York State.  They should have at least 2-3 years of experience working as a clinical veterinarian in a research setting or be a graduate of an ACLAM-recognized training program.  ACLAM board eligibility is preferred.  

Interested candidates can search for this posting at http://www.upstate.edu/hr/jobs/.


Clinical Veterinarian
Brown University, Providence, RI

3-2-18

SUMMARY:
This position has veterinary support responsibilities primarily on the Brown University campus, including on-call coverage for research programs involving the care and use of laboratory animals. This individual provides back-up care for the Affiliated Hospitals laboratory animal research programs. Its occupant (in consultation with the Director and Associate Director of Animal Care) participates in programs of veterinary care including preventative health measures (physical exams, animal health monitoring programs and behavioral assessments) and emergent care; provides surgical and anesthesia support; advises and trains animal care technicians and veterinary technicians; develops and provides training to researchers using animals; assists in maintaining compliance with Public Health Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations and guidelines; and may advise/assist Principal Investigators in the design and performance of animal care and use protocols.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a degree in veterinary medicine from an AVMA accredited school.
  • Must be licensed in at least one US state and be willing to become licensed in the state of RI.
  • Must have clinical skills in medicine, surgery and anesthesia. Experience in a laboratory animal setting or with exotic species preferred but not required.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills. Experience in developing and implementing training programs preferred.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
    This individual must work effectively with a number of people to foster and maintain high-quality animal care and use programs and facilities
  • Must be able to pass a background check, education verification and pre-employment drug screening test
  • Must work effectively with staff in varying roles to foster and maintain high-quality animal care and use programs and facilities.
  • Must be able to provide strong clinical support with little or no direct supervision in a heavily regulated setting. Must be able to effectively train individuals with varying backgrounds in aspects of animal care and veterinary support.
  • Must act in conjunction with the Director and Associate Director to maintain the integrity of the Brown University/Affiliated Hospital research effort utilizing animals. These individuals must be responsive to varying and ever-changing needs while maintaining a cohesive animal care and use program.


CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK, EDUCATION CHECK AND PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREEN REQUIRED.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

To Apply: Applications must be submitted through the Brown Career Site: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/Bio-Med-Animal-Care-Facility/Clinical-Veterinarian_REQ142931-1

About Brown: Please visit our website and get to know us better at: www.brown.edu.


Clinical Veterinarian (USP 3)
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

2-27-18

The University of Connecticut invites applications for a Clinical Veterinarian to join our Animal Care Services Team.  Under the general direction of the Attending Veterinarian, the clinical veterinarian has responsibility for the day–to-day management of veterinary care and animal use, including, but not limited to the following programmatic areas: veterinary care, regulatory compliance, education, training and research.  This position provides support for the animal care and use programs on both the Storrs and UConn Health campuses.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists with the management of a diverse, campus-wide animal care and use program.
  • Provides clinical and surgical veterinary care.
  • Works with the investigators to identify specific needs for animal care and as needed, provides assistance in the design and execution of specific procedures.
  • Keeps abreast of new technology advances in the care and treatment of laboratory animals and provides in-service training to staff and other research personnel.
  • Maintains preventative health programs that may include species-specific quarantine, sentinel programs, and annual health examinations.
  • Serves as an alternate member of the IACUC.
  • Supports the Attending Veterinarian in ensuring compliance with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Welfare Act and Regulations, National Institute of Health (NIH) Guidelines, AAALAC International accreditation requirements and other applicable policies, regulations, and guidelines. 
  • Provides on-call service on a rotating basis.
  • Performs other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. DVM or VMD.
  2. Current or previous license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state and able to obtain licensure in Connecticut within one year of hire.
  3. Clinical experience in the field of laboratory animal medicine.
  4. Familiarity with the AAALAC accreditation process.
  5. Ability to work professionally, cooperatively, and effectively with a diverse workforce such as: faculty, technicians, animal care workers, students, inspectors, regulators, and veterinarians.  Superior interpersonal skills are essential.
  6. Must be able to be on-call for weekends on a rotating basis, and occasional holiday work is required.
  7. An annual vaccination against influenza is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. DVM or VMD from an AVMA accredited institution.
  2. Completion of postdoctoral training in laboratory animal medicine or equivalent experience.
  3. Board Certification or eligible by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  4. Experience working in a research intensive academic setting.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full time, 12 month position with an excellent benefits package. This position is categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff.  The successful candidate must be willing and able to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations.

TO APPLY

Applications must be submitted through the UConn Jobs website: https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/ (under Staff Positions), and should include a detailed curriculum vitae, preferred contact information, and the names and contact information for three (3) references.  Review of applications will begin immediately.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search #2018397)

For confidential inquiries or additional information please contact: 

Laurie Pudlo, MPS HRM
Administrative Manager
Office of the Vice President for Research
University of Connecticut
laurie.pudlo@uconn.edu
860-486-4247
https://research.uconn.edu/careers/

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 11, 2018.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


Assistant Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

2-20-18

Apply at the following link: https://uth.referrals.selectminds.com/faculty/jobs/search/386159

Position:  Assistant Professor, Center for Laboratory Animal Medicine and Care – Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian

Responsibilities:

The veterinarian will be responsible for the clinical veterinary care of research animals; management of veterinary care and associated programs to ensure compliance with accrediting and regulatory organizations.  This is a non-tenure research track position.

Requirements:

  1. A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary college or completion of the ECFVG program.
  2. Active veterinary license in at least one U.S. state.
  3. At least two years of recent and relevant experience in a laboratory animal research program including working with an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee or completion of a laboratory animal residency. Experience with the care and support of wide range of species is required; interest in the clinical care of rodent species is preferred.
  4. Current and relevant working knowledge of animal research regulations and guidelines. 
  5. If not an ACLAM diplomat, a desire to pursue board certification is preferred.  
  6. Strong interpersonal skills with excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills. 
  7. Proficiency in computer software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) -https://www.uth.edu/

Established in 1972 by The University Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School.  UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center and a growing network of clinics throughout the region. The university’s primary teaching hospitals include Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Herman Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon b. Johnson Hospital.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

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Clinical Veterinarian, Comparative Medicine Program
Texas A&M University (TAMU), College Station, TX 

2-20-18

The Clinical Veterinarian, under general direction, provides diagnostic and clinical veterinary care for animals used in research. Supervises assigned staff.

Required Qualifications:

  • A DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA school. Three years of related experience in laboratory animal medicine.
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state
  • Strong clinical and surgical skills, an interest in teaching and training research experience. Ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ACLAM board certification/ACLAM board eligibility
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in Texas
  • Knowledge of Texas A&M University and system rules and policies. Personal or professional experience in working with people of diverse backgrounds

Duties Performed:

  • Establishes and maintains a comprehensive clinical program for all the animals used in research and teaching that fall under the auspices of the Texas A&M University Comparative Medicine Program, including sentinel and quarantine programs, vendor screening, oversight of animal import and export, and all diagnostics. Reviews animal use protocols and provides assistance to investigators when requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Mentors and supervises veterinary residents in the Comparative Medicine Training Program, in research and clinical matters. Oversees the training in the humane use and care of laboratory animals of investigators, graduate students and technicians.
  • Provides anesthesia, surgical, post-op care, and technical support when requested for research activities using animals. Augments and oversees the preventive medicine and enrichment programs for the animals used in research and teaching. Assists with the distribution and accounting of controlled substances. This includes ABSL2 and ABSL3 vivaria.

Responsible Hiring Supervisor:  James Elliott

Quick Link: http://jobpath.tamu.edu/postings/113510


Senior Staff Veterinarian
Charles River Laboratories, Reno, NV

2-20-18

Application Link: https://jobs.criver.com/job/Reno-Senior-Staff-Veterinarian-NV-89511/458529500/

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

We are seeking an experienced Senior Staff Veterinarian  for our Safety Assessment site located in Reno, Nevada

The Senior Staff Veterinarian will work veterinary, behavior, scientific and in-life technical staff to provide veterinary services on safety assessment studies.  The successful applicant will provide veterinary care to nonhuman primates, canines, rodents and rabbits.  The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting physical exams, ophthalmological exams, neurological exams and other veterinary procedures for animals on study.  He/she will work with the Director to ensure regulatory compliance with USDA, OLAW, AAALAC and FDA requirements pertaining to animal base research.  He/she will work with the IACUC, Study Directors and Sponsors on study design and assessment of study outcomes.  He/she may be a member of the IACUC and may supervise veterinary technicians.  Periodic travel to assess vendors or to other Charles River sites may be required.

The following are minimum requirements related to the Senior Staff Veterinarian  position.

  • Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) or international equivalent.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in laboratory animal medicine required.  Two years supervisory/management experience preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state required.  Ability to practice veterinary medicine in the work state highly desirable.  ACLAM eligibility or certification is highly desired.
  • Computer literacy (Windows PC) WordPerfect and Excel.  Good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.  Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and guidelines that govern animal research, research conduct principles (GLP) and current methodology of laboratory animal medicine and management is important.

About Safety Assessment Business

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

About Charles River

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

With over 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.  Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015. 

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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com

Equal Employment Opportunity

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


Faculty Position in Laboratory Animal Pathology, Department of Veterinary Biosciences
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2-20-18

The Department of Veterinary Biosciences (VBS), College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), in conjunction with the Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) at The Ohio State University (OSU) is seeking applicants for a faculty position in laboratory animal pathology. This recruitment is in addition to 4 other ongoing recruitments in the key thematic areas of cancer and cancer-related research. The clinical track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level will provide research pathology support through the Comparative Pathology & Mouse Phenotyping Shared Resource (CPMPSR), and address the teaching, service and research needs of the CVM, CCC and OSU. Applicants must possess a DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited or equivalent institution, and should have a strong background in the pathobiology of laboratory animals. A PhD and certification by the American or European Colleges of Veterinary Pathologists are desired, although highly qualified board-eligible applicants will be considered.

Responsibilities will include providing research pathology support with an emphasis on preclinical toxicity/efficacy studies and the phenotypic characterization of genetically modified mice to researchers utilizing animal models at OSU, nearby Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and the broader biomedical research community. The CPMPSR is an NCI-recognized shared resource, currently supported by a prosector, certified medical technologist, and 6 certified histotechnologists who, together with 2 existing anatomic pathologists, provide necropsy support, hematologic and biochemical analyses, as well as routine histochemical, immunohistochemical and immunofluorescence services. Electron microscopy as well as digital slide scanning with quantitative image analysis software and support are also available. The successful candidate will be actively involved in veterinary pathology specialty training, in addition to teaching in the graduate and professional curricula of the CVM alongside 8 other pathologists certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, 6 in anatomic pathology and 2 in clinical pathology.

The OSU Health Sciences campus is comprised of all major health science professions: Pharmacy, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Nursing, Allied Medical Professions, Public Health and Biomedical Sciences. These academic units are co-located in close proximity on OSU’s Columbus campus along with a broad array of shared resources, the CCC, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, College of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, Institute for Materials Research, Center for Retrovirus Research, Infectious Disease Institute, and Drug Development Institute among others.

Columbus, Ohio’s capital and largest city, offers a convenient lifestyle with affordable housing and easy commutes. Residents enjoy the many amenities of the city including professional sports teams, museums, outstanding restaurants, performing arts, parks, as well as unique boroughs and neighborhoods.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of career goals, and the names (with complete mailing address, phone, and email) of at least three individuals from whom letters of reference may be solicited. Academic rank and salary are negotiable. Review of applicants will begin April 1st and continue until the position is filled. Address all correspondence to Dr. Sue Knoblaugh (knoblaugh.1@osu.edu; 614-292-0676), Assistant Professor and Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Veterinary Biosciences, The Ohio State University, 1925 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210.

The College of Veterinary Medicine and The Ohio State University are committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment that supports the free exchange of ideas in a professional and collegial manner in all academic endeavors as we engage audiences and serve our communities from a wide spectrum of backgrounds and experiences. The Ohio State University is an EEO/AA Employer and fosters a tobacco-free environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Veterinarian, Office of Research Oversight (ORO)
Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Washington, DC

2-20-18

This position is open to all U.S. citizens and is located in the Office of Research Oversight (ORO) in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).  ORO reports directly to the Under Secretary of Health, and monitors, reviews, and investigates matters of research compliance that involve VA research.  Specifically, ORO provides oversight of compliance with VA and other Federal requirements for the protection of human research subjects, laboratory animal welfare, research safety, research laboratory security, research information security, and research misconduct. 

Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, assessing VA research programs for compliance with Federal regulations and VHA policies governing the welfare of research animals and the safety of employees engaged in animal and laboratory research and implementing corrective action plans when noncompliance is identified. 

Applicants must possess a current, permanent, full and unrestricted license to practice veterinary medicine in a State or US territory.

Location: Washington, DC (virtual arrangements may be considered)
Open and closing dates: 02/08/2018 to 02/28/2018
Pay scale and grade: GS 13 – 14 (full performance level is GS-14)
Salary (not including locality pay): $75,628 to $116,181 per year
Work schedule: Full-time (compressed/flexible schedules are available)
Travel: Approximately 25% travel
Relocation expenses: NOT authorized.

The detailed announcement and online application instructions can be accessed at: https://go.usa.gov/xnHrY

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.


Assistant Director, Veterinary Services
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

2-20-18

Requisition # 2017-8224
Department Laboratory Animal Resources
Category Research and Laboratory
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time

Overview

Under the supervision of the Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) Executive Director/University Attending Veterinarian, the Assistant Director, Veterinary Services will provide oversight of daily operations of the Veterinary Services team and management of all phases of veterinary care for University animals. In addition to supervisory and management responsibilities, the Assistant Director, Veterinary Services will oversee and provide support to the nonhuman primate surgical services team. The Assistant Director, Veterinary Services must have the highest standards of professional integrity and comply with all University policies and procedures, federal, state, and local regulations. This position offers professional development opportunities to attend selected regional and national meetings on laboratory animal science and medicine.

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Management responsibility for clinical veterinary care of all laboratory animals, including aquatic species, rodents, reptiles and non-human primates (NHPs). The primary focus will be the oversight of NHPs and operations of a centralized surgical facility.
  • Veterinary consultation with Principal Investigators (PIs) and research staff
  • Supervision of the staff veterinarian and a portion of the veterinary technical and transgenic breeding staff responsible for providing clinical and technical services.
  • Oversight of all aspects of NHP colony health, including health surveillance and the preventative medicine program.
  • Working with the staff veterinarian, management of the NHP surgical and anesthesia program, including fluid therapy, pain management, perioperative monitoring, and emergency procedures in accordance with standard veterinary practices.
  • Review of NHP medical and research records as needed to ensure completeness of records.
  • Oversight of the Controlled Substances Program within LAR.
  • Routine review of best practices in the delivery of veterinary care, working with the Staff Veterinarian, to implement opportunities for continuous improvement when possible.
  • Participation in the planning and management of the LAR annual budget.
  • Provision of veterinary oversight for clinical care programs across all species, under the direction of the Attending Veterinarian, including regular consultation with researchers and their staff.
  • Assisting the LAR Executive Director with procedures and documents required to maintain compliance with the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, The Guide, and other applicable rules and regulations.
  • Shared veterinary on-call responsibility during evenings and weekends (approximately 40% of on call).
  • Collaboration on the development of animal care facilities processes and policies.
  • Participation, management and consultation on surgery, surgical techniques, and anesthesia
  • Performance of veterinary review and consultation with investigators for all IACUC protocols.
  • Development and delivery of training for LAR staff, PI's, research staff, and members of IACUC.
  • Composition, review and updating of veterinary and compliance policies, guidelines, and SOP's as required.
  • Oversight of quality assurance and disease surveillance programs.
  • Serving as the designee of the Attending Veterinarian as requested.
  • Representing the University as appropriate at internal/external meetings and venues.
  • Provision of input and writing of performance evaluations for assigned staff. Provision of input into hiring, termination and disciplinary actions for the team.
  • Provision of input to electronic database development.
  • Assistance with special projects and duties as necessary.

This position requires that the individual is willing and able to work with all species of laboratory animals, BSL-1 or BSL-2 level infectious agents, hazardous chemicals and radiation and use all appropriate safety measures in working with those agents.

Qualifications

Essential Qualifications

Candidate must have a Veterinary degree (D.V.M. /V.M.D.), be licensed to practice in at least one state, and be willing to obtain a veterinary license and USDA accreditation in New Jersey. Candidate must be a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). Candidate must be knowledgeable of all applicable state, federal and local laws that regulate animal use in research. Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years' experience working in laboratory animal medicine. Candidate must have a minimum 3 years of relevant experience with NHPs in a surgical setting.

Competence in operating software programs (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets and databases) and excellent interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, and analytical skills are required. Flexibility, adaptability, and negotiation acumen are key traits necessary to the position. Candidate must be a skilled communicator with the ability to collaborate, supervise and motivate under stressful conditions. Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.

The final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

Two or more years of supervisory experience

Experience with electronic protocol management systems (Topaz/Granite) and electronic medical records

Princeton University is anEqual Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employerand 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

Salary Grade: ADM, 090
Standard Weekly Hours: 36.25
Eligible for Overtime: No
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail): No
Physical Capacity Exam Required: No
Valid Driver's License Required: No

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Associate Director, Division of Comparative Medicine
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

2-20-18

The Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites applications for the position of Associate Director.  The Division operates MIT’s AAALAC accredited, centralized animal care and use program and provides animal husbandry and clinical care for more than a dozen species on the MIT campus. The Division has a staff of 170 including nine veterinarians, a multidisciplinary diagnostic and histology laboratory and a postdoctoral training program for six veterinarians specializing in biomedical research. DCM staff members also conduct externally funded research.  The Associate Director position is a non-faculty senior academic staff position.

The Associate Director for the Animal Resource Program, under the supervision of the Director, is responsible for the management and operation of the animal resource program.

Duties include:

  • Participate in collaborative or independent research.
  • Help coordinate the activities, education and training of Division postdoctoral fellows and summer fellows in comparative medicine.
  • Serve as a member of the Committee on Animal Care and communicate the views and decisions of the Committee to the MIT investigative community.
  • Oversee the administration of the protocol review process and involve appropriate members of the Division's professional staff for the accomplishment of this activity.
  • Assist with the compliance of relevant government regulations and Institute policies.
  • Monitor the operation of the animal facilities to ensure that research animals are properly housed, fed, handled and observed for disease and any unpredicted deleterious effect on research.
  • Supervise the animal resource managers.
  • Coordinate the clinical services to ensure that disease quarantine, prevention and control measures are instituted. This includes directing the activities and delegating responsibilities to the veterinary staff.
  • Serve as the principal contact for interface with regulatory and accrediting agencies (USDA, AAALAC, Mass. Humane Society, Cambridge Department of Public Health).
  • Serve on Division and Institute wide committees, g., MIT Radiation Protection Committee, DCM Safety Committee, Disaster Planning Committee.
  • Contribute to the writing/updating of various procedure and policy manuals.
  • Supervise the Occupational Health Program for animal technicians and research investigators.

Requirements:

The successful applicant must possess a DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited or equivalent institution, board certification from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).  A PhD in pathobiology, microbiology, toxicology or related discipline is preferred.  A minimum of 5 years of experience in a laboratory animal setting required.

Applicants must apply online: http://jobs.mit.edu/external (search for job # 15717)

MIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian (Time-Limited), Comparative Medicine-39355
Washington University, St. Louis, MO

2-20-18

Job Type/Schedule: This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.  This is a 3-year time-limited position.

Department Name/Job Location: This position is in the Department of Comparative Medicine.  This position is for the Medical School Campus.

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is for a board-eligible or board-certified laboratory animal veterinary medical specialist, responsible for the preventative, emergency and clinical veterinary medical care of the laboratory animals used in the Washington University research program.  Care is given in compliance with all federal, state, University and laboratory animal science-specific regulations.  This position assists with medicine and surgery in a wide range of species. Consults with principal investigators regarding research protocols and animal model development and reviews animal study protocols after their submission to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.  This position requires participation in emergency care after hours, on weekends and holidays on a rotating schedule with other veterinary staff.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide veterinary medical care to research animals.
  2. Regulatory Compliance, including but not limited to: protocol review, IACUC participation, and training of investigative staff.
  3. Assists with facility management within their assigned facility.
  4. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Candidates must hold a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA Council on Education accredited veterinary college or school.
  • Diplomat of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). 

Preferred Qualifications

  • One to three years of experience serving as a laboratory animal veterinarian.
  • Eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Missouri.
  • Accreditation by the USDA.
  • Broad knowledge of laboratory animal health/medicine, diagnostics, pathology, treatment, surgical procedures, and clinical care of a wide variety of research animal species.
  • Demonstrated decision making skills with ability to work meeting goals and deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with principal investigators, research staff, veterinary staff, veterinary technicians and husbandry staff.
  • Strong knowledge of all applicable federal regulations, standards, and guidelines for all vertebrate animals used in teaching and research, including familiarity with AAALAC-International accreditation standards, as demonstrated in work history and credentials.
  • Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication and organization skills.
  • Proficiency, knowledge and experience with computers and Microsoft Office Suite tools including Outlook, Excel, Access, etc.

Salary Range: The base pay is commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening: Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.

Benefits: This position is eligible for full-time benefits.  Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

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

Please go to https://jobs.wustl.edu/ to apply.


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

2-12-18

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

Reporting to the Vice President & Chief Research Officer, the UAV oversees the on and off campus care and use of animals in research, teaching and service programs at the University of Maryland. This includes a wide variety of vertebrate species used in biomedical and agricultural research and teaching.

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

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

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

This is a designated essential position supporting the animal care program requiring attendance on weekends, holidays and during emergency conditions, such as inclement weather and power failure.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

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

Experience:

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in laboratory animal medicine which includes institutional veterinary research (academic, industrial or government). Completion of a training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine with eligibility for certification in the field may be substituted for the three-year experience requirement. A minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience overseeing a training curricula with the ability to prepare and present materials at training sessions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

Additional Certifications

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

Preferences

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

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

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

Submit applications through the University of Maryland eJobs website:
https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/57637

Diversity Statement

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


Laboratory Animal Residency
University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2-7-18

The University Research Animal Resources (URAR) program at the University of Georgia (UGA) is looking for a Laboratory Animal Resident to join our ACLAM-approved residency program in July 2018.  Our goal is to provide residents with a well-rounded experience that will prepare them to both pass the ACLAM Certification Examination and to succeed in their future practice of laboratory animal medicine.  UGA’s AAALAC accredited laboratory animal program is diverse and the Animal Resources program supports traditional biomedical as well as agriculture research with over 17 different species encompassing not only traditional laboratory animals, but also companion animals and hoof stock.  Residents work in a variety of facility settings including state of the art rodent vivaria, mixed-species vivaria, a hoof-stock research facility, traditional barns, farms, and infectious disease facilities (ABSL2, ABSL3 and BSL3-Ag).  In addition, residents work in our Nonhuman Primate Core facility and gain experience with Gnotobiotic animals.  The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine has a large Department of Pathology, and residents work with their faculty to gain a better understanding of laboratory animal pathology.  In addition, they work with the section head of microbiology/molecular biology for the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory to learn about diagnostic testing specific to a laboratory animal setting. 

Residents participate in all aspects of the animal care and use program including disease prevention, health surveillance, and clinical care of the animals.  In consultation with the veterinary staff and researchers, they develop diagnostic and treatment plans.  Residents participate in the evening and weekend on-call rotation.  In addition, residents assist with assuring proper compliance with mandatory government and institutional regulations, participate on the IACUC, and provide instruction in the care and use of laboratory animals to researchers and staff.   Residents are also provided with time to work on a hypothesis-driven research project with the goal of producing a first-author peer-reviewed journal article.  If interested, a Master’s Degree may be pursued.  The Residency program is 2 years (24 months) in duration. 

The Laboratory Animal Residency faculty is comprised of four full time ACLAM Diplomates.  In addition, residents collaborate and learn from UGA veterinary pathologists and microbiologists, as well as from other local Laboratory Animal Veterinarians.  Only 1 hour from Atlanta, UGA residents interact with Laboratory Animal Residents and faculty at other programs including Emory University, Yerkes National Primate Resource Center, and the CDC. 

Qualified candidates will have graduated from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school and passed the NAVLE, or have graduated from a non-AVMA-accredited institution and completed the requirements for the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG).  Candidates must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state before joining the program.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, three references and recent curriculum vitae to Ms. Jennifer Scott at fer360@uga.edu

Review of applications will begin on February 26, 2018. 

Please contact Dr. Lois Zitzow (lzitzow@uga.edu or 706-542-9710) with questions. 


Clinical Veterinarian
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2-1-18

The University of Chicago's Animal Resources Center (ARC), Department of Surgery, in the Biological Sciences Division is searching for a faculty member at any rank, and invites applications. As a full-time faculty member, the successful applicant will contribute to patient care, medical education, and scholarship, and join a vibrant, diverse, and distinguished community of faculty colleagues and learners in UChicago Medicine, the Biological Sciences Division, the Pritzker School of Medicine, and the University of Chicago and its affiliates. A tradition of excellence in patient care, basic, clinical, and translational sciences, combined with the strengths of one of the world's top academic institutions provides the foundation for a career as an academic veterinarian. Clinical responsibilities will include veterinary care to over a dozen different species housed in the 138,000 square feet of centrally managed research facilities. Additional responsibilities include assisting in oversight of the quarantine and sentinel program, assisting in the ARC training program, participating in IACUC and IBC protocol review and consulting with the University of Chicago faculty in conducting their research. Other duties will include training and supervision of residents and fellows, and scholarly activity. We especially welcome applicants with experience in large animal surgical research models and biosafety experience, as well as experience with teaching and training in an ACLAM recognized training program. American College of Laboratory Medicine board certification is preferred.

Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must have 1) a DVM or equivalent, 2) have or be eligible for licensure in the State of Illinois, and 3) have completed training in laboratory animal medicine. To be considered, those interested must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website: https://tinyurl.com/y9ewbohc. Applicants must upload a curriculum vitae and cover letter.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

https://tinyurl.com/y9ewbohc, Req # 03622


Director-Strategic Initiatives on Animal Research
Division on Earth and Life Studies, The National Academies of Science
Engineering, and Medicine, Washington, D.C.

2-1-18

Works with the leadership of the Division on Earth and Life Studies and other divisions of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to develop a sustainable portfolio of activities in four high priority and cross-cutting challenge areas related to animal research. Also identifies potential sponsors and projects, develops fundraising strategies, and prepares proposals for activities in these challenge areas: 

  • Bio-medical issues related to the use of animal models and/or alternatives to animal models.
  • Conservation research and decision-making to address losses of biodiversity/extinction.
  • “One-Health” approaches to improving human health through greater understanding of the linkages among human, animal, and environmental health.
  • Sustainable systems for production of food from animals, or alternative sources of protein, to meet the demands of increasing global population.

The Director also will be responsible for the development and ongoing management of the Institute on Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR), a small unit within the division that advises the federal government, the biomedical research and lab animal medicine and science communities through its expert reports, the ILAR Journal, the ILAR Roundtable, and web-based resources.   ILAR is nationally and internationally recognized for its science-based guidelines for responsible animal care and use.   In this role, the Director will develop the overall budget for the unit, including staffing requirements, direct staff, develop programs and projects, negotiate funding with sponsors; and ensure that each study or activity meets its stated objectives and supports the mission of the organization.

The position reports to Executive Director of the division.

Gregory H. Symmes, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Division on Earth and Life Studies
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-334-2500
gsymmes@nas.edu

For more information and to apply go to:
https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=NAS&cws=1&rid=8804


Attending Veterinarian Position Reopened
Creighton University, Omaha, NE

1-25-18

Creighton University, a fully accredited AAALAC research facility, in Omaha, Nebraska is advertising for an attending veterinarian. The ideal candidate must have a DVM, and another terminal degree would be preferred as well as possess outstanding interpersonal, leadership, and administrative skills and experience. The position will be a 50% effort as the University’s AV and the other 50% is a faculty appointment commensurate with research and teaching experience of the applicant. The chosen candidate will serve as the attending veterinarian for the animal facility by providing appropriate care for all research animals in preventive health, diagnostic and therapeutic medicine. This person will provide professional animal welfare guidance to researchers, staff and administration. They will ensure the program complies with all regulations from USDA, PHS and AAALAC and any other applicable agency; as well as serve on the IACUC and review all protocols involving animal research.

The faculty portion of the position is open as to the area of expertise and Departmental appointment at the tenure track level. The faculty responsibilities might include teaching courses and seminars for undergraduate and/or graduate students and/or establishing a research laboratory of their own interest. They will also have the opportunity to serve on University Committees and can choose to participate in other campus-related activities/groups. This joint position’s salary will be commensurate with the individual’s credentials and experience.

Requirements Include:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Effective communication skills
  • Computer proficiency
  • Experience with a wide variety of laboratory animals
  • Knowledge of current USDA, PHS and AAALAC regulations
  • Experience with animal surgical suite management including USDA and non-regulated animals
  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine
  • Active NE veterinary license or the capability of obtaining such
  • Board certification or board eligibility in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Creighton University is comprised of nine schools and colleges including professional schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Health Professions, and the Graduate School. Founded in 1878, Creighton University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution with an enrollment of approximately 7000 students that in 2016 earned the top spot in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s college rankings for Midwest Regional Universities. This is the 14th year in a row the University has earned the No. 1 ranking in “America’s Best Colleges” edition.

Creighton University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational Institution and employer, title IX University. Creighton University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. 

A Curriculum Vitae and letter of application that includes a description of administrative and teaching experiences, current and future research activities, and the names and contact information of three references may be submitted by mail to: 

Joseph A. Knezetic, PhD
Director of Research Compliance
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza, Omaha NE 68178
joek@creighton.edu


Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine and Attending Veterinarian
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

1-22-18

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is seeking a doctor of veterinary medicine to serve as the Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) and Attending Veterinarian for the School of Medicine.  DLAM provides the highest quality husbandry, administrative and technical support to facilitate animal well-being for research at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL.

The animal facility contains approximately 20,000 square feet of modern and well equipped space including a surgery suite, cage wash facility, necropsy room, quarantine area and infectious disease containment suite. The centralized laboratory animal care program is accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care.  The facility is manned by full time, dedicated staff including a Coordinator, a veterinary technician, several technicians, and a fiscal officer. 

This position requires strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills, broad knowledge of regulations and standards for use of animals in research, and experience fulfilling operational, veterinary and research needs of a research animal care and use enterprise.  The incumbent will work closely with the pertinent oversight committee, other university committees, as well as researchers to ensure maintenance of a high-quality program. The successful candidate must demonstrate commitment to excellence in animal research, animal health and welfare, and regulatory compliance.  Cross-appointment in an academic department may be possible with qualified candidates possessing evidence and desire for establishing an independent research program. A faculty appointment will enable protected time to develop a rigorous extramurally supported research program and for teaching within the medical and graduate student curricula at the school of medicine.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited institution.
  • Active veterinary license in at least one state with ability to obtain a license in the state of Illinois within 6 months.
  • Board certification, or board eligibility, by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).
  • Familiarity with current USDA and PHS regulations, and the AAALAC International accreditation process.
  • Effective communication skills to develop and maintain relationships and to influence compliance with policies and regulations.
  • Demonstrated job related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment.
  • Sensitive to the needs of underrepresented minority populations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine through completion of a formal residency program or work experience.   
  • Advanced research degree (PhD) with interest and evidence of establishing an independent research program aligned with the mission of the SOM.
  • Experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species and in their housing from conventional to barrier to bio-containment facilities.
  • Experience with animal surgical suite management including USDA and non-regulated animals.
  • Experience working in a university or academic medical research environment with working knowledge of common university policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Practitioner license (or license-eligibility) from the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
  • Accreditation by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

For information about the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, please visit our web site:

http://www.siumed.edu/adr/division-laboratory-animal-medicine.html

For full consideration:  Interested persons should apply to this position and submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, valid credentials for the position, and current list of professional references online at http://siumed.edu/hr.

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately, applications will be accepted until position is filled.  Southern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.  


Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency
University of North Carolina , Chapel Hill, NC

1-22-18

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) invites applications for our American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)-recognized training program in laboratory animal medicine. This three-year program combines clinical training with didactic instruction and research experience to fulfill the requirements for ACLAM board certification. The successful applicant will join a team of faculty and resident veterinarians as a Research Associate and will provide veterinary care and colony health management to a wide variety of laboratory species at UNC.  In addition, the incumbent will be expected to provide surgical and/or anesthetic support, manage post-operative animal care, conduct/participate in research in laboratory animal medicine and or comparative medicine, assist in assuring proper compliance with mandatory government and institutional regulations, participate on the IACUC, and provide instruction in the care and use of laboratory animals to researchers and division staff.  The incumbent will be required to participate in didactic training in laboratory animal medicine as well as a rotating clinical on-call schedule to include nights, weekends, and holidays. The successful candidate will complete at least 24 months of clinical service and didactic training and will be provided with protected research time to complete a hypothesis-driven project with the goal of producing a first-author peer-reviewed journal article. We anticipate the successful candidate will begin training July 2018 but there is some flexibility with start date.

The animal care and use program at UNC is centrally managed by the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) and reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Research. More than 150,000 animals are housed in 17 animal facilities and utilized by faculty in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Pharmacy, and College of Arts and Sciences.  Representative species include mice, rats, other rodents, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, nonhuman primates, aquatics, reptiles, and amphibians. UNC-Chapel Hill is ranked sixth among leading private and public research universities for the level of federal funding devoted to research and development ($632 million annually), and notable animal research support services housed at UNC include a Mutant Mouse Regional Resource Center (MMRRC), transgenic or gene-targeted Animal Models Core, the National Gnotobiotic Rodent Resource Center, the Systems Genetics Core providing Collaborative Cross mice, Behavioral Phenotyping Core, rodent and large animal surgical cores, a Zebrafish Aquaculture Core Facility, and Institute of Marine Science to name a few. DCM employs more than 170 individuals including 9 ACLAM- or ACVP-boarded faculty veterinarians, 4 residents in laboratory animal medicine, and 11 veterinary and enrichment technicians. Faculty research interests include vascular biology, transplant, host-microbial interactions, and viral pathogenesis and host immune response.

Qualified candidates will have graduated (or scheduled to graduate in spring 2018) from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school and passed the NAVLE or have graduated from a non-AVMA-accredited institution and completed the requirements for the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG); candidates must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state and will be expected to obtain licensure in North Carolina within six months of hire. Prior veterinary clinical practice is desirable but not required. For consideration, candidates must have outstanding written and oral communications skills, strong writing abilities, and mature problem-solving skills.  This position will report to the Associate Director of Veterinary Services of DCM.  Interested candidates must complete an online application at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/133237 and submit a letter of application, three references and recent curriculum vitae.  Persons with questions about this position may contact Dr. Steven Shipley (sshipley@med.unc.edu).  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

This position will remain open for applications until Monday, February 19, 2018.


Assistant or Associate Professor of Laboratory Animal Science and Toxicology
Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Département de biomédecine vétérinaire
Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, QC

1-22-18

The Université de Montréal, Faculté de médecine vétérinaire is seeking candidates for the position of professor of laboratory animal science and toxicology at the rank of assistant or associate professor in the Département de biomédecine vétérinaire.

The Université de Montréal is one of the major research universities in Canada, and the Département de biomédecine vétérinaire has major strengths in fundamental and applied research in animal reproduction, pharmacology and animal nutrition, among other disciplines, with the aim of improving animal welfare and human and animal health. The priority of the department is to train a new generation of veterinary scientists in state-of-the-art animal models of animal and human diseases.

The Faculté de médecine vétérinaire is located in St-Hyacinthe, the agricultural capital of Quebec with 53 000 inhabitants located along the Yamaska river (http://www.ville.st-hyacinthe.qc.ca/tourisme/le-tourisme.php). It is a 45-minute drive from Montreal’s vibrant downtown and 120 minutes from the beautiful historic Quebec City. Although the Veterinary School is located off-campus, strong collaborative ties with the Université de Montréal are in place. A structured mentorship program is available for newly hired professors.

DUTIES:

  • To contribute to teaching laboratory animal medicine and toxicology in the undergraduate veterinary medicine and post-graduate programs;
  • To participate in the training of Residents in Laboratory Animal Medicine and supervision of M.Sc. and Ph.D. students;
  • Develop an independent, extramurally funded research program in translational medicine and development of animal models related to the research priorities of the department (http://fmv.umontreal.ca/faculte/departements/biomedecine/);
  • Participate in outreach (publications, conferences and other activities) and continuing education activities;
  • Contribute to University service (committees at Departmental, Faculty of University level).

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Hold a D.M.V. or equivalent;
  • Hold a Ph.D. in laboratory animal science or toxicology;
  • Demonstration of experience in toxicology or with laboratory animal models, and be certified by the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology or the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (or the equivalent);
  • Post-doctoral experience is considered an asset;
  • Demonstrate research excellence by peer-reviewed publications and scholarships;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment, and aptitude for translational research;
  • Possess an ability for teamwork and to develop collaborations with members of the Faculty, the University and/or with external organizations;
  • Candidates must be able to communicate and teach in French or be willing to learn*.

SALARY:

The Université de Montréal offers a competitive salary and a full package of benefits.

STARTING DATE:

June 1st, 2018 or according to candidate’s availability (subject to budgetary approval)

CANDIDATURES:

Applications must be received by March 15th, 2018. Applications received after the deadline will be considered if no other applications meet the requirements. Candidates must submit a letter of intent detailing their research interests and career objectives, as well as their curriculum vitae, a copy of their diplomas, a copy of three publications, and the full name and contact information (phone numbers, e-mail, postal address, fax number) of 3 individuals acting as references. All applications must be sent electronically to:

Dr Christopher Price, directeur
Département de biomédecine vétérinaire
Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal
3200, rue Sicotte, Saint-Hyacinthe (Québec), Canada, J2S 2M2
Phone: (450) 773-8521, poste 8383  /  Fax: (450) 778-8103
Email: christopher.price@umontreal.ca
Website: http://fmv.umontreal.ca/faculte/departements/biomedecine/

* LanguagePolicy

Université de Montréal is a Québec university with an international reputation.French is the language of instruction.To renew its teaching faculty, the University is intensively recruiting the world’s best specialists. In accordance with the institution’s language policy, Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French

[http://secretariatgeneral.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/user_upload/secretariat/doc_officiels/reglements/administration/adm10-34_politique-linguistique.pdf].

Confidentiality

The Université de Montréalapplication process allows all regular professors in the Department to have access to all documents unless the applicant explicitly states in her or his cover letter that access to the application should be limited to the selection committee. This restriction on accessibility will be lifted if the applicant is invited for an interview.

Equal Access Employment Program

Through its Equal Access Employment Program, Université de Montréal invites women, Aboriginal people, visible and ethnical minorities, as well as persons with disabilities to apply. During the recruitment process, our selection tools will be adapted to meet the needs of people with disabilities who request it. Be assured of the confidentiality of this information.

Université de Montréal is committed to the inclusion and the diversity of its staff and also encourages people of all sexual and gender identities to apply.

Immigration Requirements

We invite all qualified candidates to apply at UdeM. However, in accordance with immigration requirements in Canada, please note that priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


Assistant OR Associate Veterinary Specialist (Continuing Eligible)
University Animal Care (UAC)
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

1-18-18

Supervisor: David Besselsen, UAC Director
FTE: 1.0
Tentative Start Date: Summer 2018

Position Summary:
The incumbent will provide veterinary care support for the centralized animal care and use program at the University of Arizona. The incumbent will participate in veterinary clinical care for contemporary laboratory animal species, investigator training and consultation, IACUC support, and expansion of zebrafish and gnotobiotic mouse services. Interest and experience in management of rodent and non-traditional laboratory animal models (aquatics, avian, reptile) is preferred. The incumbent will rotate after-hours emergency call with other UAC veterinarians. Involvement in departmental management, university service, teaching, and research is expected.

Responsibilities:

Clinical Medicine and Research Support:
  • Rodent Models: Participate in rodent clinical medicine, to include evaluation of individual sick animals and investigation of unexpected morbidity/mortality. Participate in training of researchers in rodent technical procedures (compound administration, surgery, novel model development). Provide veterinary leadership for rodent colony management, rederivation, and import/export. Participate in veterinary and researcher support for a centralized germ-free/gnotobiotic mouse facility.
  • Aquatic and Non-Traditional Animal Models: Provide leadership and expertise in husbandry care, veterinary care, model development, and investigator support for non-traditional laboratory animal species (zebrafish, frog, avian, reptile). Provide oversight and work with researchers to expand utilization of a new centralized zebrafish facility. Provide veterinary expertise for research studies that involve wild vertebrate animal species.
  • Large Animal Models: Participate in clinical care and veterinary support for large animal (NHP, pig, sheep, calf) anesthesia, surgical, intensive care, and imaging procedures on a limited basis, as needed.
  • Emergency: Participate in veterinarian on-call rotation for weekends, evenings, and holidays. 
IACUC and Investigator Support: Serve as a veterinary reviewer for IACUC protocols. Assist investigators with selection of animal models, development of humane research methods or techniques, and other issues that affect the conduct of the research, testing, or educational programs which involve the use of vertebrate animals.

Departmental Management: Provide veterinary leadership for a centralized facility that houses rodent and non-traditional species (finches, reptiles, calves), an ABSL-2/3 biocontainment barrier, and the centralized rodent quarantine facility. Participate in the UAC Management Team. Participate in document preparation and site visits for AAALAC accreditation and other regulatory agencies. Provide direction to veterinary and husbandry technical staff and students.

Service, Teaching, and Research/Scholarly Activities: Participate in departmental, university and professional service, which may take many forms. Participate in UAC teaching activities/seminars, AALAS certification training, and technical training of investigators and students. Pursue scholarly activities that build upon professional and scientific interests and areas of expertise. Independent or collaborative research is encouraged.

Other duties as assigned: The Position Description will be evaluated and adjusted annually based on discussions between the incumbent and the Director.

Minimum Qualifications*
  • DVM or equivalent from an AVMA-accredited institution;
  • Full licensure to practice within one state;
  • Willing and eligible to obtain USDA accreditation, DEA registration, and licensure to practice in Arizona upon employment;
  • Board eligibility or certification by ACLAM or another applicable AVMA-recognized specialty.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Completion of an ACLAM-approved formal laboratory animal training (residency) program.
  • Advanced degree (MS, MPH, PhD) in laboratory animal-related field.
  • Experience with management and clinical care of rodent and non-traditional laboratory animal species models.
  • Experience with training research staff and/or performance of biomethodologies including rodent technical procedures and surgery.

*Position title (Assistant or Associate) is dependent on level of experience and board-certification status.

Please apply at: uacareers.com, post #F21259


Senior Clinical Veterinarian/Clinical Veterinarian
Memorial Sloan Kettering 

1-8-18

Applications:   Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references to:  Neil S. Lipman, VMD, Center of Comparative Medicine and Pathology, 1275 York Avenue, Box 270, New York, NY 10065 or by e-mail to lipmann@mskcc.org\

Position:  The Center of Comparative Medicine and Pathology (CCMP), serving Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, and the Hospital for Special Surgery is seeking a laboratory animal specialist. Responsibilities include provision of clinical care and anesthesia to laboratory animals; oversight and participation in animal health monitoring, quarantine, importation and surgical programs; IACUC membership and associated activities; and participation with other CCMP professional and senior management staff in programmatic development initiatives, education programs and postdoctoral training in laboratory animal medicine and comparative pathology. Collaborative research opportunities are available and encouraged.  

CCMP is responsible for the care of over 250,000 animals daily, housed in eight facilities in Manhattan and Westchester County in the NY metropolitan area as well as Doha, Qatar. Programs are centrally managed, AAALAC accredited, and supported by a multi-disciplinary diagnostic laboratory. CCMP has a staff of more than 250, including 9 veterinarians (both ACLAM and ACVP board-certified). Individuals interested in joining a dynamic, academically oriented animal resource program with state-of-the-art facilities serving renowned institutions are encouraged to apply. 

Requirements:  Candidates must possess a DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited institution; have completed postdoctoral training in laboratory animal medicine; and, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state. ACLAM board certification is highly desirable.   Individuals that are board certified in other specialties, e.g., internal medicine, surgery, anesthesia, or zoological medicine, with a strong interest in laboratory animal medicine are also encouraged to apply. Title and compensation will be commensurate with experience. The opportunity for an academic appointment is available to the qualified applicant.

Employer Information:  MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment.  All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. 

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.


Attending Veterinarian/Clinical Veterinarian
Pfizer, La Jolla, CA

1-3-18

Serve as Attending Veterinarian with clinical responsibilities, ensuring high quality clinical veterinary medicine throughout the animal facilities. Regular interaction with CM colleagues fulfilling key regulatory responsibilities, the site Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and representatives of outside regulatory agencies including USDA and FDA. There is regular interaction with colleagues fulfilling the key regulatory responsibilities of the applicable local regulations and AAALAC International guidelines. Assure the quality of care and animal facility environment is in compliance with corporate standards and policies; local, state, regional and federal regulations; and AAALAC guidelines.

Role Responsibilities

  • Serve as Attending Veterinarian on the IACUC with overall responsibility for the care and use of laboratory animals at the La Jolla site.
  • Facilitate the smooth and efficient operation of the site IACUC and related subcommittees, including facilitating animal use protocol review using a web-based system, coordinating and documenting IACUC meetings and semiannual reviews, and record-keeping
  • Participant in regulatory inspections/site visits such as USDA, FDA, AAALAC and internal auditing groups.
  • Provide high quality veterinary care to diverse species of research animals in support of Pfizer's portfolio; oversee the veterinary teams performing care on regulated species; serve on a rotational basis to provide veterinary care coverage on weekends and holidays
  • Interact with in vivo scientists to understand their research needs; engaging in a flexible and constructive manner, address matters of ethical review with a focus on 3Rs, humane endpoints and adverse effects; provide input to CM research projects in support of Pfizer's portfolio
  • Assist investigators in understanding IACUC expectations and in the writing and preparation of animal use protocols; provide expertise and interpretation of animal welfare regulations to investigators as needed
  • Develop and maintain the relevant sections of SOPs, the program description, and training documents to assure the quality of site operations and regulatory compliance
  • Serve as representative on local, site, and global teams.
  • Actively participate on or lead CM teams
  • Is required to work under one or more of the following: the United States Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Act and associated Regulations and Standards, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Good Laboratory Practices, Public Health Service Policy and/or AAALAC accreditation standards.

QUALIFICATIONS

Educational Background:

  • DVM; license to practice in the US
  • Board certified by ACLAM or other relevant certification in the US (or equivalent board certification) required

Work Experience:

  • Laboratory animal medicine experience with record of increased responsibilities and accomplishments.
  • In general, a colleague at this level will have a minimum 10 years of laboratory animal care and medicine and a minimum 3-5 years IACUC experience.
  • Highly skilled clinical veterinarian with direct experience in research animal welfare oversight, quality assurance, and IACUC functions in a large biotechnical/pharmaceutical company
  • Must possess clear understanding of regulations (e.g. USDA, GLP) and AAALAC accreditation standards related to the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing
  • All colleagues should have functional knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook, calendar management and Internet Explorer.
  • Colleagues should be able to use online systems such as time tracking and document management. (e.g. SharePoint, Activity Tracker).
  • Knowledge and use of other systems based upon job function may be required: Experience with analysis software/validated data capture systems (e.g. Biobook)

EEO & Employment Eligibility

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

Sunshine Act

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

Other Job Details:

  • Eligible for Relocation Package
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

For more information and to apply: https://pfizer.jobs/la-jolla-ca/attending-veterinarian-clinical-veterinarian/A15388CED6484BA092FD3F292AAE63BA/job/


Consulting Veterinarian
Charles River Insourcing Solutions, Ashburn, VA

12-27-17

YOU are the difference that makes all the difference! At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. We approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of our families, friends, colleagues and customers across the globe. Your background and skills in Veterinary Medicine will play a critical role supporting the life-saving and valuable work we perform on behalf of our clients. In return, we'll offer you opportunities to learn, grow and build a career that you can feel passionate about.

We are seeking a talented, qualified Consulting Veterinarian for our Insourcing Solutions business supporting our commercial and academic client research program in Ashburn, VA. This is your opportunity to join a dedicated team supporting top neuroscience researchers from around the globe at one of the nation's premiere research facilities. Needs are for approximately 2 days a week on-site, attendance in monthly IACUC meetings and provision of on-call support (must be able to get to site within 2 to 3 hours if needed). Responsibilities include preventing and treating disease, minimizing pain and distress, providing research support, guidance regarding refinement of techniques to improve animal welfare, preparing and reviewing animal use protocols, providing consultation and advice on compliance with laws and regulations, training scientific and animal care staff, and providing guidance on selection of appropriate animal models. Serve as the Attending Veterinarian on the IACUC and the animal care program at the site. Species: rodents, amphibians, aquatics.

The following are minimum qualifications for the Veterinarian position:

Education: Work requires completion of an accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine DVM/VMD.
Experience: Two years of experience in lab animal medicine/research facility as a Veterinarian.
Certification/Licensure: Licensure (DVM/VMD), board certified by ACLAM.

Interested candidates please forward your curriculum vitae to Lisa Ngayamsa, Senior Recruiter, Human Resources, CR Insourcing Solutions, at lisa.ngayamsa@crl.com

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015. We have proudly supported the development of ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

About our Insourcing Solutions Business
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Assistant/Associate Vice President for Research Services, Director, Research Resources Facilities, University Attending Veterinarian
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

12-21-17

The University of Louisville is seeking a Director of the Research Resources Facilities and University Attending Veterinarian. This person will also serve as Assistant/Associate Vice President for Research Services (AVPRS). The Research Resources Facilities are AAALAC accredited. This position is a faculty appointment in the School of Medicine. Duties include: oversight of the day-to-day activities of the University of Louisville (UofL) animal facilities and leading the Research Resources Facilities professional and technical staff in their duties related to clinical care, disease control, and surgery in conventional, barrier, and containment environments; developing or enhancing Research Resources Facilities support for animal-based research proposed by the UofL faculty and staff, the University’s hospital partners, and private enterprise groups; serving as an ex officio member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC); and providing the leadership and direction necessary to maintain full AAALAC accreditation for the animal care and use program at UofL which now has the distinction of being the longest-running accredited institution in the world.

The University of Louisville (UofL) is one of the oldest urban institutions of higher learning in the U.S. Its principal animal research activities are concentrated at the medical campus located in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, with satellite animal facilities located on the Belknap and Shelby campuses, also in Louisville. Louisville, located on the Ohio River, is a thriving urban and cultural center, with a metropolitan population of approximately 1.3 million. The city is known for its performing arts, beautiful neighborhoods, and fine dining. In addition to the UofL Health Sciences Center, the medical campus includes the University of Louisville Hospital, Norton Hospital, Jewish Hospital, and Norton Children’s Hospital.

The successful candidate must possess a DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited institution, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the U.S., and be active in professional organizations. Board eligibility or certification in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is desirable. In addition to critical and strategic thinking abilities, the selected candidate will demonstrate actions that reflect a high degree of integrity and ethics; possess skills required to build effective working relationships with faculty and staff; show a strong desire to continuously learn; have the ability to capitalize on opportunities to contribute, focus on the customer, and integrate ideas in collaboration with others; and demonstrate exceptional management, interpersonal and communication skills, including positive feedback, recognition of performance, and training opportunities for all staff. Competitive salary and faculty rank/title will be commensurate with qualifications and expertise.

Applicants must apply online at www.louisville.edu/jobs for position # 34452 by attaching a current curriculum vitae and cover letter (cover letter and CV should be uploaded as one document).

Review of applications will begin at the end of January 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The University intends to move quickly to fill the position; therefore, a prompt indication of interest is recommended. Preliminary inquiries are welcome to Craig J. McClain, M.D., Associate Vice President for Health Affairs/Research at telephone: 502-852-6128 and email: craig.mcclain@louisville.edu


Attending Veterinarian and Director, Animal Care Services 
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

12-18-17

The University of Connecticut invites applications for Attending Veterinarian (AV) and Director of Animal Care Services (ACS). The successful applicant will serve as the institutional attending veterinarian with oversight and direction of all animal facilities at the University of Connecticut – Storrs and its regional campuses; maintain a veterinary care program that ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulations, laws, policies, accreditation agency standards and guidelines for the ethical care and use of animals; develop and maintain a collaborative relationship with faculty, staff and students; and lead the administrative, management, technical and operational functions of ACS.  This is a full-time position with the opportunity to be a part of the academic community through faculty appointments, as appropriate, and through the development of research, scholarly inquiry and academic engagement activities.

This position resides within the Office of the Vice President for Research and works directly with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Animal Care Advisory Committee, the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR), the College of Liberal Arts and Science (CLAS), and the Schools of Pharmacy and Engineering to oversee, develop, implement and maintain animal care and use programs that support research, teaching and service activities.  Additionally this position works closely with the UConn Health animal care and use program to support and facilitate collaboration between the two programs.

The successful candidate serves as the University Attending Veterinarian (UAV) and as a member of the IACUC.  This position advises the Institution on all issues affecting animal care, housing and use, and shares responsibility for developing, implementing and monitoring programs to insure regulatory compliance.  The incumbent participates in the veterinary review for all protocols and provides assistance to investigators in the development of protocols for IACUC submission. Additionally, this position provides direction and oversight of professional staff with responsibility for personnel decisions including hiring, firing, evaluation, training and promotion; determines priorities and work assignments.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidates will possess a D.V.M. or V.M.D. from an AVMA-accredited institution; board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine; current licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state with an ability to obtain a Connecticut license within one year; at least 10 years of  experience in institutional veterinary medicine (at an academic, industrial and/or government institution with animal care and use facilities supporting research activities); and at least 5 years of experience in a senior leadership/management role.  Other minimum qualifications include a broad range of experiences with a variety of laboratory animals; in-depth knowledge of current Federal Animal Welfare Regulations; familiarity with AAALAC accreditation standards; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills; and the ability to sustain constructive relationships with colleagues and members of the animal user community. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience at a land-grant institution is preferred. 

TO APPLY

Applications must be submitted through the UConn Jobs website: https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/ (under Staff Positions), and should include a detailed curriculum vitae, preferred contact information, and the names and contact information for three (3) references.  Review of applications will begin immediately, with preference given to candidates who apply by January 31, 2018.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search #2018293)


Staff Veterinarian
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

12-18-17

The World’s Most Dedicated Never Give Up

Think of what you could achieve if the best possible care was all that mattered. If you had the encouragement and opportunity to truly bond with the patients in your care. And if you could collaborate with the world’s brightest scientists, in a bench-to-bedside environment that put you on the leading edge of clinical breakthroughs for children with cancer, sickle cell, and other life-threatening diseases. It’s possible at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. As a clinical professional with us, you’ll be part of a team that gives our all to make a difference in the lives of patients with the rarest of conditions. All while receiving the resources and support you need to advance your career and be the force behind the cures.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a premier center for research and treatment of potentially fatal childhood diseases including cancer, and certain blood, genetic, and immunodeficiency disorders.  We invite applications and nominations for the position of Staff Veterinarian of the Animal Resource Center (ARC) of the hospital. 

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Providing veterinary medical services for all species used in biomedical research in the hospital’s animal care and use program, including genetically altered mice, rats, ferrets and avian species. 
  • Developing standard operating procedures and guidelines for the care of complex animal models. 
  • Participation in IACUC activities including: Veterinary oversight review of protocols and amendments; preparation and revision of IACUC guidelines and policies, semiannual animal facility inspections and program reviews; and subcommittee meetings.
  • Assisting in the development and use of the appropriate biomethodologies, animal research procedures/techniques, veterinary anesthesia, analgesia, surgery, experimental design, and animal models.
  • Supervision of technicians including developing work schedules and assignments, training new technicians, and conducting performance evaluations.
  • Working closely with the ARC Senior Management in the development and implementation of training programs for research and animal care personnel in accordance with NIH, USDA and AAALAC requirements.

Minimum Education

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from an institution of recognized standing and accreditation required.

Minimum Experience

  • Two years experience in the field of laboratory animal medicine or completion of postdoctoral training in that field.
  • Completion of residency may be substituted for experience.

Required Credentials

  • A current license issued by the Board of examiners in Veterinary Medicine to practice in at least one state as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine .

Other Credentials

  • (NL) Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine preferred.

Ready to join a team dedicated to being our best, because we believe anything is possible?

Apply now:  http://bit.ly/2AbY6Xh

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Jude does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, genetic information, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, veteran’s status or disabled veteran’s status with respect to employment opportunities.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment.  St. Jude engages in affirmative action to increase employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Post-Doctoral Position - Imaging Inflammatory Bowel Disease
AbbVie, Worcester, MA

AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases. Together with its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pharmacyclics, AbbVie employs more than 29,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries.

Post-doctoral Fellow/Immunology Discovery; lead the development of a large animal model of Inflammatory Bowel Disease; optimize applications of pre-clinical imaging technologies, invasive and non-invasive, in these models. Work with cross-disciplinary teams over 3 years to increase the efficiency of screening candidate drugs for IBD, resulting in the development of a nascent translatable model of IBD that accurately screens and monitors for colonic mucosal healing and for candidate drug bio-distribution.

https://abbvie.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobsearch.ftl?keyword=postdoctoral%20fellow

For further information on the company, portfolio and commitments, please visit www.abbvie.com.


Veterinary Clinician
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

The University of Rochester is recruiting an experienced, nationally licensed veterinarian to play a leadership service role in our clinical and surgical program with an academic appointment in Comparative Medicine.  ACLAM board eligibility or certification or fifteen years of veterinary private practice surgical & clinical experience is desired. We prioritize a skilled veterinarian who works collaboratively with a team. The successful applicant will join three experienced veterinarians and six veterinary technicians providing veterinary care and research support for a diverse biomedical research and teaching program across 54,000 mice, 100 nonhuman primates and a variety of other traditional laboratory animal species housed in our AAALAC accredited, 85,000-square foot centralized facility.  We hope to fill the position by March 2018. Rochester, located in beautiful Upstate New York on Lake Ontario near the Finger Lakes Region between Syracuse and Buffalo, offers a high quality of life in a culturally enriched community.

Interested applicants should send a letter of introduction with references and resume to:

Jeff Wyatt DVM, MPH, DACLAM
Animal Resource Executive Director
jeff_wyatt@urmc.rochester.edu, or
601 Elmwood Avenue- Box 674, Rochester, NY

All applicants also apply on-line under “other openings” posting# 204758 at www.rochester.edu/working/hr/jobs/

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


Clinical Veterinarian
OMRF, Oklahoma, OK

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) is an independent, non-profit, world-renowned biomedical research institute. Our main research emphasis are on cardiovascular biology, immunology and cancer, Alzheimer’s and neurodegenerative diseases. OMRF’s comparative medicine department is a vital core facilitating research with innovative practices, quality service and focused customer satisfaction. Our unique strengths also include state of the art aquatic (Zebra Fish, Xenopus), & Germ-free/gnotobiotic mouse cores that are centrally operated and managed by comparative medicine. Our animal research program has been AAALAC Intl, accredited since 1975. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse OMRF Family.

Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Comparative Medicine and Attending Veterinarian, the Clinical Veterinarian will assist in maintaining OMRF’s Animal Care and Use Program; provide clinical veterinary care and research support for diverse laboratory animal species; and provide collaborative guidance and support to other entities involved with the institutional animal care and use program.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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

Preferences:

  • Residency training in comparative medicine or board eligibility.
  • A penchant for operational management.
  • Interest in learning and implementing LEAN concepts, change management, using leadership traits.

Minimum requirements:

  • Veterinary medical degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG (Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates) certification;
  • Veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States, preferably Oklahoma.
  • A team player able to thrive in a customer centric, continuous improvement environment.

We offer attractive salaries and comprehensive benefits.
Submit application at: https://jobsearch.omrf.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=51798
EOE/AA


Clinical Veterinarian
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Requisition ID: 20053262

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.Minimum Education: D.V.M, Minimum Experience: 3 years Minimum Field of Expertise: California State license in Veterinary Medicine and veterinary experience in a clinical or research setting. For more information

visit: https://usc.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/ExternalUSCCareers/job/Los-Angeles-CA---Health-Sciences-Campus/Clinical-Veterinarian_REQ20053262-1


Assistant Director, Veterinary Services  
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ  

Posted 27 November 2017

Requisition # 2017-8224
Department Laboratory Animal Resources
Category Research and Laboratory
Full-Time

Overview
Under the supervision of the Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) Executive Director/University Attending Veterinarian, the Assistant Director, Veterinary Services will provide oversight of daily operations of the Veterinary Services team and management of all phases of veterinary care for University animals. In addition to supervisory and management responsibilities, the Assistant Director, Veterinary Services will oversee and provide support to the nonhuman primate surgical services team. The Assistant Director, Veterinary Services must have the highest standards of professional integrity and comply with all University policies and procedures, federal, state, and local regulations. This position offers professional development opportunities to attend selected regional and national meetings on laboratory animal science and medicine.

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Management responsibility for clinical veterinary care of all laboratory animals, including aquatic species, rodents, reptiles and non-human primates (NHPs). The primary focus will be the oversight of NHPs and operations of a centralized surgical facility.
  • Veterinary consultation with Principal Investigators (PIs) and research staff
  • Supervision of the staff veterinarian and a portion of the veterinary technical and transgenic breeding staff responsible for providing clinical and technical services.
  • Oversight of all aspects of NHP colony health, including health surveillance and the preventative medicine program.
  • Working with the staff veterinarian, management of the NHP surgical and anesthesia program, including fluid therapy, pain management, perioperative monitoring, and emergency procedures in accordance with standard veterinary practices.
  • Review of NHP medical and research records as needed to ensure completeness of records.
  • Oversight of the Controlled Substances Program within LAR.
  • Routine review of best practices in the delivery of veterinary care, working with the Staff Veterinarian, to implement opportunities for continuous improvement when possible.
  • Participation in the planning and management of the LAR annual budget.
  • Provision of veterinary oversight for clinical care programs across all species, under the direction of the Attending Veterinarian, including regular consultation with researchers and their staff.
  • Assisting the LAR Executive Director with procedures and documents required to maintain compliance with the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, The Guide, and other applicable rules and regulations.
  • Shared veterinary on-call responsibility during evenings and weekends (approximately 40% of on call).
  • Collaboration on the development of animal care facilities processes and policies.
  • Participation, management and consultation on surgery, surgical techniques, and anesthesia
  • Performance of veterinary review and consultation with investigators for all IACUC protocols.
  • Development and delivery of training for LAR staff, PI's, research staff, and members of IACUC.
  • Composition, review and updating of veterinary and compliance policies, guidelines, and SOP's as required.
  • Oversight of quality assurance and disease surveillance programs.
  • Serving as the designee of the Attending Veterinarian as requested.
  • Representing the University as appropriate at internal/external meetings and venues.
  • Provision of input and writing of performance evaluations for assigned staff. Provision of input into hiring, termination and disciplinary actions for the team.
  • Provision of input to electronic database development.
  • Assistance with special projects and duties as necessary.

This position requires that the individual is willing and able to work with all species of laboratory animals, BSL-1 or BSL-2 level infectious agents, hazardous chemicals and radiation and use all appropriate safety measures in working with those agents.

Qualifications

Essential Qualifications

Candidate must have a Veterinary degree (D.V.M. /V.M.D.), be licensed to practice in at least one state, and be willing to obtain a veterinary license and USDA accreditation in New Jersey. Candidate must be a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). Candidate must be knowledgeable of all applicable state, federal and local laws that regulate animal use in research. Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years' experience working in laboratory animal medicine. Candidate must have a minimum 3 years of relevant experience with NHPs in a surgical setting.

Competence in operating software programs (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets and databases) and excellent interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, and analytical skills are required. Flexibility, adaptability, and negotiation acumen are key traits necessary to the position. Candidate must be a skilled communicator with the ability to collaborate, supervise and motivate under stressful conditions. Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.

The final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

Two or more years of supervisory experience

Experience with electronic protocol management systems (Topaz/Granite) and electronic medical records

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: http://www.Click2Apply.net/gn5p27cjz57nkkb8

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Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Posted 20 November 2017

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

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

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

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, three professional references, and letter of application by December 31 to:

Emma Ey
Senior Academic Program Coordinator, Molecular & Comparative Pathobiology
Johns Hopkins University
733 N. Broadway, Suite 811
Baltimore, MD 21205
443-287-2953
443-287-5628 (fax)
Eey@jhmi.edu

For further information regarding the position, contact:

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

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.  All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.


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

Posted 15 November 2017

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

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

Responsibilities include:

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

Relevant training, experience, and skills:

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

The review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Interested persons should submit a letter of interest to include a statement of career objectives, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references to: Dr. David Schabdach, Senior Executive Director and Attending Veterinarian, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources, dschab@pitt.edu.  

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Sr. Clinical Veterinarian #582
National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, Batelle National Biodefense Institute, Frederick, MD

Posted 9 November 2017

Link: https://home.eease.com/recruit2/?id=15639381&t=1

BACKGROUND

The National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center managed and operated by the Battelle National Biodefense Institute (BNBI) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

PRIMARY FUNCTION

The Sr. Principal Investigator (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian) reporting to the Sr. Principal Investigator, Manager (Attending Veterinarian) will provide state of the art laboratory animal medicine and animal model development capabilities for NBACC’s animal-based research. Maintain a consistently high level of quality in the care and use of animals in research and teaching and fosters a culture of compassion and respect for all research animals, which includes a wide range of both large and small animal species used as models for human disease. Ensures compliance with AAALAC International, Animal Welfare Act regulations, DHS Assurance, DHS Management Directives and all other applicable laws, regulations and guidelines.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diplomat of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, graduate of an ACLAM approved residency program (holding a DVM or equivalent degree from a US AVMA-certified veterinary school with a current license to practice veterinary medicine in one of the 50 US states) or relevant experience (15 year minimum), with a minimum of three years of experience in laboratory animal based research.  Experience working in high-level biocontainment facilities (ABSL-3/4) highly desirable.
  • Ability to demonstrate success in technical proficiency, scientific creativity and accountability, while collaborating with others using independent thought.
  • Proficiency and clarity of oral and written communications are essential.
  • Exemplary organizational skills with a proven track record of working effectively both independently and as a team player.
  • Knowledge or experience with biocontainment facilities and procedures, laboratory safety, biosurety, and decontamination desirable.
  • Knowledge or experience with Quality Assurance (QA) programs such as ISO 9001 or ISO 17025 and/or Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)/Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) desirable.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States, able to obtain an interim secret clearance leading to a top secret clearance, suitability for the DHS, a favorable adjudication of the Department of Justice (DoJ) for select agent access, and enrollment in the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP).  Current clearance(s) desirable.
  • Participation in the Immunization Program through Corporate Occupational Health Solutions, LLC (CorpOHS) is required.
  • May be required to participate in NBACC’s alternative work and/or on-call schedule, dependent upon business needs.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides clinical care to research animals and assists the Manager of the Comparative Medicine group with daily direction and strategic development of the group. Participation in emergency on-call schedule and after-hours veterinary care rotation required.
  • Requires routine entry into both conventional and biocontainment animal holding and research areas up to animal biosafety level 4 (ABSL1-4).
  • Ensures compliance with guidelines of AAALAC International, DHS Assurance, DHS Management Directives and all applicable regulations regarding animal care and use, and GLP regulations as required.
  • Maintains meticulous administrative and medical records and clearly presents study outcomes in both written and oral formats; and establishes and maintains a high-level training and competency determination program for animal care and research staff.
  • Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with scientists and other research and support staff; advises investigators on the selection of appropriate animal models and the development and budgeting for research projects and protocols involving animals.
  • Maintains expertise in the field and evaluates and proposes new methodologies for improvement in animal biocontainment practices to enhance animal welfare and personal safety.
  • Provides direct support to research projects through the performance of IACUC approved procedures and day-to-day management of veterinary technical support for animal research conducted at all levels of biocontainment.
  • Responsible for high quality research support and animal care activities, including developing standard operating procedures and the development and implementation of training programs for Comparative Medicine and research staff.
  • Works on extremely complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible variables.
  • Exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results, with demonstrated success in leading multiple scientific teams.
  • Ability to act independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments, while overseeing and managing the scientific or administrative activities of lower level personnel.
  • Works as a strategic leader within the organization, with significant personnel, project, and budget management responsibilities across multiple projects.
  • Expert knowledge of scientific principles and concepts, with a reputation as an emerging leader in the field, with sustained performance and accomplishment recognized internally and externally through publications, sponsor feedback, and peer input.
  • Maintains a safe work environment by participating in specialized training and review of safety manuals and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Identifies departures from the Quality Management System (QMS) and initiates actions to investigate and prevent such occurrences.
  • Maintains and evaluates records of analysis and reviews laboratory results, plans and reports. 
  • Ensures that equipment, reagents and supplies are maintained and used properly. 
  • Directs, prioritizes, schedules and provides technical expertise to staff to conduct work.
  • Maintains appropriate records.
  • Performs other assigned duties.

BNBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Senior Clinical Veterinarian
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Posted 9 November 2017

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse Caltech community. Under the direction of the Director of the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources, the Senior Clinical Veterinarian assists in maintaining Caltech’s Animal Care and Use Program; provide veterinary medical services, clinical supervision, and consultation and training to research investigators, technicians and husbandry staff.

Basic Qualifications

  • Position requires DVM / VMD from an AVMA accredited institution or its foreign equivalent
  • Current licensure in at least one state, eligibility for licensure in California
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in clinical veterinary medicine

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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 strongly preferred
  • ACLAM board certification or eligibility
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with staff and faculty
  • Ability to provide direction and guidance to technical personnel

Candidates should click here to apply


Attending Veterinarian
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Posted 6 November 2017

Please see below for this exciting opportunity at the University of Washington.

The University of Washington is a premier research institution with demonstrated commitment and successful in biomedical research.  The Attending Veterinarian (AV) will serve a critical purpose to ensure appropriate animal care and welfare as the University fulfills its mission of teaching, research, and service.

The purpose of this position is to provide veterinary oversight and support for the animal care and use program at the University. This position performs a critical function to support excellent animal care and welfare within the context of the University's highly successful biomedical research program.  The Attending Veterinarian reports to the Institutional Official who has ultimate authority over the program. The role of the attending veterinarian is a critical role in meeting regulatory requirements and ensuring that our program is in alignment with regulations and standards of veterinary care for all vertebrate animals that are used in research, teaching and testing at the UW.

This position routinely interacts across a wide variety of University stakeholders. In addition to supporting and being a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, the AV will interact and support Department of Comparative Medicine, Washington National Primate Research Center, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities, and the research enterprise at large including Chairs, Deans, Primary Investigators, Laboratory Technicians and animal caregivers.  The AV reports to the Institutional Official who is the Executive Director for Health Science Administration, who reports to the University Provost.

This position is multi-dimensional and requires knowledge and expertise in laboratory animal medicine in a complex, high-performing research institution.  Excellent interpersonal skills are necessary to work effectively with animal care staff and members of the University research community. It is a required position within the University according to the Animal Welfare Act and our Assurance with the Public Health Service Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare. The Attending Veterinarian will work closely with the Office of Animal Welfare to meet these goals.

Link to position information and application process


Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian (NHP)
Bionetics Corporation, Jefferson, AR

Posted 1 November 2017

The Bionetics Corporation, a national diversified applied science and engineering company, is looking for a Clinical Veterinarian to provide veterinary support to the FDA/HHS National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) in Jefferson, Arkansas. The Clinical Veterinarian’s primary responsibility shall be the provision of veterinary medical and surgical care to the Nonhuman Primate (NHP) colony.  Participation in the veterinary medical care program for other animal species is included as a smaller component of the duties of this position.  This position may also serve on the IACUC, or may serve as a resource to the IACUC on matters regarding the health and well-being of NHPs and other animal species.

The successful candidate must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent required. Possession of a degree from a veterinary college accredited by the AVMA Council on Education or possession of a certificate of equivalency from ECFVG (AVMA) or PAVE (AAVSB) is preferred.  License to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state is required.  This position requires a minimum of two (2) years’ experience providing veterinary medical and surgical care to NHPs. Experience should include participation in the administration of environmental enrichment and preventive medicine programs for NHPs. Experience with other laboratory animal species, especially rodents and zebrafish is desirable. Certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) with a research degree (MS or PhD) desired.

Applicants must have excellent oral and written English skills and must be a legal resident of the United States.

The Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for:

  • Providing daily clinical care and treatment of laboratory animals to include participation in emergency call schedule and after-hours veterinary care ICU, night, weekend and holiday coverage with DVS veterinarians as required
  • Assisting in the oversight of the NHP colony health, including health surveillance.
  • Participating in research protocols as a co-investigator or provide advice, consultation and technical/medical surgical services to the NCTR investigators who utilize NHPs in research protocols.
  • Providing oversight of veterinary technical and colony management personnel.
  • Performing training and instruction on techniques associated with research animal use for technicians and the NCTR research staff.
  • Working with the Behaviorist in the implementation of the environmental enrichment program.
  • Developing and maintaining compatible socially housed NHPs within the research requirements.
  • Ensuring NCTR policies and procedures are followed and keep the contract in compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations and guidelines.

The Salary Range for this position is 100k-130k, dependent upon experience. Bionetics values every employee’s contribution to our success and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, legal resources, paid vacation and sick leave, 401k, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, etc.

Candidates should submit their resumes to:
Address: The Bionetics Corporation, 101 Production Drive, Ste. 100, Yorktown, VA 23693
Attn: Susan Hayes
Email: staffing@bionetics.com
Fax: 757-952-3700

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


Laboratory Animal Medicine Diagnostic Support Veterinarian II
IDEXX BioResearch, Columbia, MO

Posted 26 October 2017

The Laboratory Animal Medicine Diagnostic Support Veterinarian II will work with a dynamic team of veterinary scientists to support the IDEXX BioResearch mission in providing high quality diagnostic services to the biomedical research community. Activities will include consulting with clients regarding collection of samples from laboratory animals, sample submissions, diagnostic test results and interpretation and participate in Research & Development.  The individual may also consult with clients regarding best practices for developing institutional laboratory animal health monitoring programs. The individual will present seminars at regional, state, national, and international conferences on IDEXX BioResearch products, services or research, and assist in preparing technical and educational materials for client distribution. The individual will further support developing scientific materials and presentations for marketing and sales activities.

EDUCATION:

  • DVM required
  • Board eligible or board certification required in one or more veterinary specialties (e.g., laboratory animal medicine - DACLAM, pathology - DAVCP, etc.)

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 3+ years experience post-DVM.
  • Experience in veterinary diagnostics is preferred.
  • Experience in effective public speaking
  • Experience in technical writing

How to apply:

Follow this link: https://careers.idexx.com/jobsearch/job-details/diagnostic-support-veterinarian-laboratory-animal-medicine/109350/1/

Or Email the IDEXX recruiter: laura-peterson@idexx.com

EOE/M/F/D/V


Charles River Insourcing Solutions
Multiple positions available throughout the U.S. contingent upon contract award

Posted 26 October 2017

YOU are the difference that makes all the difference!  At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. We approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of our families, friends, colleagues and customers across the globe. Your background and skills in Veterinary Medicine will play a critical role supporting the life-saving and valuable work we perform on behalf of our clients. In return, we’ll offer you opportunities to learn, grow and build a career that you can feel passionate about.

We are seeking talented, qualified Clinical Veterinarians for our Insourcing Solutions business supporting our commercial and academic client research programs throughout the U.S. These opportunities include planning, organizing and directing the health care and maintenance of research animals and providing leadership and technical expertise to staff for policy and decision-making to support and accelerate the client's research goals. A complete job description for the role is available upon request. We offer relocation assistance if needed, along with a very competitive salary and best-in-class benefits package. The following are minimum qualifications related to our Clinical Veterinarian positions:

  • Education:  Work requires completion of an accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program or a certificate of equivalent training accepted by the AVMA. 
  • Experience:  Three years of experience in laboratory animal medicine or completion of a training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine with eligibility for certification in this field may be substituted for the three-year experience requirement noted above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  Licensure (DVM) to practice veterinary medicine in a state or territory of the United States is required.

Interested candidates please forward your curriculum vitae to Susan Jackson, Senior Human Resources Director, CR Insourcing Solutions, at susan.jackson@crl.com

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

About our Insourcing Solutions Business

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.


Executive Director, Research & Teaching Animal Care Program
University of California, Davis, Davis, CA

Posted 24 October 2017

University of California, Davis (UC Davis) invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director, Research and Teaching Animal Care Program

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research and with indirect reporting line to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Resource Management, the Executive Director serves as the Attending Veterinarian and is responsible for long-range planning, leadership and oversight of animal care and use at UC Davis.  

The Executive Director manages and strategically harmonizes the distributed operations of over 1 million square feet of animal holding space in over 200 buildings overseen by individual vivarium managers.

The Executive Director leads a team of stakeholders responsible for identifying solutions that balance multiple, often competing, resource priorities.  Supporting the academic mission of the university by assuring compliance with all applicable regulations governing the use of animals in research and teaching, the Executive Director serves in a public information, training, consultative, and facilitative role on behalf of the University’s programs of animal care and use.

The preferred candidate will have an earned Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from a recognized and accredited school, licensed DVM with an ability to attain a CA license within one year, broad experience with laboratory animal research, as evidenced by DACLAM status, and administrative leadership experience in a relevant research environment.  In addition, the candidate should have demonstrated success as an administrator and fiscal manager, a record of success in presenting complex and technical information to various audiences, and experience in animal research policy formation, compliance, and operational excellence. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively with various internal and external constituencies, promote interdisciplinary research and work with a diverse population.

UC Davis is a public research university and land-grant university as well as one of the 10 campuses of the University of California (UC) system.

UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States.

Since opening in 1908, UC Davis has been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into the 100-plus-year history and the reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.

The 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.

More than 500 of the faculty have earned prestigious national and international honors and awards. One of the top 40 universities in the world, UC Davis is ranked as the world’s leading university for veterinary medicine — and has many other top-ranking programs across the disciplines.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Procedure for Candidacy

Applications should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae.  Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates will begin immediately.

University of California, Davis is being assisted by Harris Search Associates for this search. Please send application to address below or contact Jeffrey Harris, Managing Partner, for further details.

Contact Information:

Jeffrey Harris, Managing Partner, Harris Search Associates                         
Tel: 614-798-8500 ext. 125 Cell: 614-354-2100
4236 Tuller Road, Dublin, OH 43017
Email:  jeff@harrisandassociates.com     www.harrisandassociates.com


University Animal Care Director & Attending Vet
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Posted 24 October 2017

For full position description and application instructions at https://employment.ku.edu/staff/10243BR 

The University of Kansas is seeking a doctor of veterinary medicine with significant laboratory animal experience to serve as the Animal Care Unit Director and University Attending Veterinarian.  This position requires strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills, broad knowledge of regulations and standards for use of animals in teaching and research, and hands-on experience fulfilling operational, veterinary and research needs of a research animal care and use program.  The KU program serves a diverse research portfolio studying basic biology, social science, translational medicine and field research.  The incumbent must work closely with the IACUC, other key stakeholders, and researchers to ensure integrated support for a high-quality program and must demonstrate commitment to excellence in animal research, animal health and welfare, and regulatory compliance.  Review of applications begins October 30, 2017.  KU is an EO/AAE, full policy http://policy.ku.edu/IOA/nondiscrimination


Senior Veterinarian, Req# 149244
WaNPRC, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Posted 9 October 2017

Full position listing available at http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/index.html

Position Description:  Under the general direction of the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) Associate Director of the Division of Primate Resources (DPR) the Senior Veterinarian will provide the appropriate environment to support outstanding biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues and nonhuman primate health and biology. In conjunction with our Mission Statement, these values link this position to our purpose as a Center: Commitment to Research, Teamwork, Accountability – Productivity, Communication 

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the optimal veterinary health care of Non-Human Primates (NHPs) at the WaNPRC;
  • Ensure the University of Washington is in compliance with federal regulations of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), National Institute of Health (NIH), and with accreditation standards of the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Lab Animal are (International) (AAALAC);
  • Maintain compliance with all USDA, PHS, AAALAC, UW, and WaNPRC policies and procedures. Support research projects at the WaNPRC by consultation with investigators and oversight of technical research procedures. Support the health of WaNPRC breeding colonies.

Veterinary Services, Research Support, Regulatory Compliance

  • Perform preventative medicine including but not limited to: quarantine procedures, dental procedures, review of health records and physiological blood data values of research and colony animals, review of and modification of clinical treatment and research protocols;
  • Participate in animal health maintenance including but not limited to: surveillance of colony animal health in conjunction with other veterinary clinical staff and colony staff, infectious disease testing, routine physical exams and bio-sample analysis for research and colony animals, dental health examination.
  • Present weekly summary of open clinical cases and follow-up results of closed clinical cases during weekly clinical rounds meetings;
  • Provide care to sick or injured animals including provision of follow-up care and release from clinical treatment; Maintain clinical records in a custom electronic database, the Animal Research Management System (ARMS);
  • Perform radiology, ultrasound, endoscopic, and surgical procedures;
  • Provide care for pregnant and neonatal NHPs;
  • Determine and direct use of anesthetic and analgesic agents; Perform sedation and anesthesia with controlled drugs;
  • Provide guidance to surgical support staff on instrumentation, sanitation practices, surgical suite maintenance; Provide patient peri-operative anesthesia and monitoring as needed; provide and oversee post-operative intensive care, including the use of sedatives, analgesics, and antibiotics
  • Maintain detailed records regarding individual laboratory animals, e.g., animal health, weights, procedures performed, medications administered, project assignments, etc. within regulatory requirements and WaNPRC guidelines;
  • Review viral testing records to ensure maintenance of SPF colony status; Monitor progression of AIDS in lentivirus-infected animals, and take appropriate actions to support animal welfare;
  • Assist investigators with protocol development and study scheduling; Consult with investigators regarding study progression;
  • Perform research surgeries and procedures, and develop new techniques; Assist with grant preparation and review where applicable. 
  • Provide direct monitoring of clinical cases and present verbal and written reports to the University of Washington Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Attending Veterinarian.
  • Provide supervision of veterinary clinical staff members as needed; this position will provide technical direction to the Veterinarian Services, Animal Care, and Research Support staffs. Provide training to veterinary technicians, husbandry staff, students, residents, and visiting scientists;
  • Conduct clinical research, either independently or collaboratively, to advance knowledge regarding nonhuman primate medicine and research use.  Information gained is to be reported in local and national forums and peer reviewed literature.
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities, including small animal continuing education courses and literature pertaining to nonhuman primates; nonhuman primate related conferences and meetings, specialty practice conferences and inter-department research related lectures and literature. 
  • Provide orientation, training, and refresher training for on-site personnel; Write and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); Participate in WaNPRC and UW committees and Primate Center Consortium working groups.

Requirements:

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from a College of Veterinary Medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Association or has a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Association’s Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG in progress will be considered), and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state; The ability to obtain a license to practice in the state of Washington 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.  

Senior Veterinarian, Req# 148960
WaNPRC Arizona Breeding Colony, Maricopa County, AZ

Posted 9 October 2017

Full position listing available at http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/index.html

Position Description:  Under the general direction of the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) Associate Director of the Division of Primate Resources (DPR) the Senior Veterinarian will provide the appropriate environment to support outstanding biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues and nonhuman primate health and biology. In conjunction with our Mission Statement, these values link this position to our purpose as a Center: Commitment to Research, Teamwork, Accountability – Productivity, Communication 

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the optimal veterinary health care of nonhuman Primates (NHPs) at the WaNPRC;
  • Ensure the University of Washington is in compliance with federal regulations of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), National Institute of Health (NIH), and with accreditation standards of the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Lab Animal Care (International) (AAALAC);
  • Maintain compliance with all USDA, PHS, AAALAC, UW, and WaNPRC policies and procedures
  • Support the health of WaNPRC breeding colonies.
  • This position will provide technical direction to the Veterinarian Services and Animal Care staff. 

Veterinary Services, Breeding Colony Management, Regulatory Compliance 

  • Perform preventative medicine including but not limited to: quarantine procedures, dental procedures, review of health records and physiological blood data values of research and colony animals, review of and modification of clinical treatment and research protocols;
  • Develop and implement plans for preventative medicine including review of present preventative plans and modification of preventative plans or protocols based on clinical successful/non-successful clinical outcomes;
  • Participate in animal health maintenance including but not limited to: surveillance of colony animal health in conjunction with other veterinary clinical staff and colony staff, infectious disease testing, routine physical exams and bio-sample analysis for research and colony animals, dental health examination.
  • Present weekly summary of open clinical cases and follow-up results of closed clinical cases during weekly clinical rounds meetings;
  • Provide care to sick or injured animals including provision of follow-up care and release from clinical treatment; Maintain clinical records in a custom electronic database, the Animal Research Management System (ARMS); Keep continuous surveillance for clinical signs of disease and injury;
  • Perform radiology, ultrasound, endoscopic, and surgical procedures; Provide care for pregnant and neonatal NHPs;
  • Determine and direct use of anesthetic and analgesic agents; Perform sedation and anesthesia with controlled drugs; Provide guidance to surgical support staff on instrumentation, sanitation practices, and surgical suite maintenance; Assist in management of controlled substance inventory;
  • Provide patient peril-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, pathology, behavioral management staff;
  • Manage group housed breeding groups; Understand production cycles and proper breeding and weaning for colony health.
  • Perform regular behavioral assessments for group dynamics and communicate with behavioral management services to optimize social housing environment.
  • Provide direct monitoring of clinical cases and present verbal and written reports to the University of Washington Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Attending Veterinarian.
  • Provide supervision of veterinary clinical staff members as needed;
  • Provide training to veterinary technicians, husbandry staff, students, residents, and visiting scientists;
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities, including small animal continuing education courses and literature pertaining to nonhuman primates; nonhuman primate related conferences and meetings, specialty practice conferences and inter-department research related lectures and literature. 
  • Provide orientation, training, and refresher training for on-site personnel; Write and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); Participate in WaNPRC and UW committees and Primate Center Consortium working groups.

Requirements:

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from a College of Veterinary Medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Association or has a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Association’s Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG in progress will be considered), and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state; The ability to obtain a license to practice in the state of 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.