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Director, Research Animal Facility (RAF)
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ

Posted 28 July 2016

SUMMARY: 

The Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (Rowan SOM) is seeking candidates to apply for a faculty Director of the research animal facility. The successful candidate will be responsible for oversight of the day-to-day management of operations, supervision of facility staff, and take responsibility for the fiscal management of the facility. The Director will serve as a point of contact for investigators and users of the facility, providing support for research activity and representing the university in activities concerning the use of animals in biomedical research. The Director will serve as a member of the IACUC and will advise the Senior Associate Dean for Research on all issues relating to animal research activities. The Director will also be available for teaching duties within Rowan SOM Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Performs other related work as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Director will ensure the facility maintains AAALAC accreditation and is compliant with all applicable regulations for the care and maintenance of research animals, preparing and maintain all requisite records and regulatory forms. The director will manage and supervise vivarium staff and train personnel in procedures that promote proper animal care and use as required. The director will be responsible for monitoring and maintenance of animal colony integrity, including health status, to ensure compliance and research continuity. Quality control reviews of animal integrity will be made available to investigators, users, and senior administration. The director will be available to provide ongoing technical expertise and consultation to facility staff and users, as well as IACUC members, and will be thoroughly versed in all practical and administrative aspects of surgical procedures, anesthesia, analgesia, euthanasia, and biosafety as required by research activity. The director must be familiar with institutional and federal guidelines for the care and use of animals and will be the primary formal point of contact for dealing with violations, occupational health and safety issues and facility security. The director will engage users in dialogue on all issues that impact on research compliance and productivity, and will serve as a conduit for dialogue between users and senior administration.

REQUISITE QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must possess a D.V.M/V.D.M or a PhD in the biomedical sciences. ACLAM board certified or eligible for veterinary candidates is desirable. Experience in a research animal facility setting is a must, preferably in a supervisory capacity. Eligibility for a faculty appointment at the rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor is required, and college or graduate school teaching experience is considered an asset. Strong organizational skills are required and the candidate must have a good working knowledge of all relevant institutional and federal guidelines and regulations.

Candidates may view the complete job description and apply through our website at:  http://rowanuniversity.hodesiq.com/jobs/director-research-animal-facility-raf-stratford-new-jersey-job-5301790

RowanSOM website:  http://www.rowan.edu/som/


Clinical Veterinarian
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Posted 21 July 2016

The Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) has an immediate opening for an experienced clinical veterinarian to join our team of seven staff and two resident veterinarians.   This position will have a primary responsibility for oversight and direction of the rodent quarantine and sentinel programs.  Work within the rodent quarantine program includes oversight of rodent imports from unapproved vendors, as well as supervision of quarantine personnel.   Duties within the rodent sentinel program encompass management of the dirty bedding sentinel program for mice and rats, as well as management of disease outbreaks.  This individual will also have a primary responsibility for interfacing with the Transgenic Rodent Core, which provides rederivation services for CCM.

All veterinarians work with the IACUC and are actively engaged in protocol review, facility inspections, policy development, and other related activities.   In addition, this individual will help the group develop standard operating procedures, and participate in the development and implementation of training programs for veterinary technicians, laboratory animal medicine postdoctoral trainees, animal care staff, and researchers.  This individual will provide clinical support for rodents housed elsewhere, as well as large animal species housed at BCM. 

CCM oversees a large, diverse program that includes eight vivaria and several specialized core facilities, including a germ free rodent facility and zebrafish core. Our veterinarians work with a wide range of species and models for human disease. CCM employs a staff of 160 professionals, including veterinarians, veterinary technicians, trainers, animal care technicians, and an administrative group.  Our program also includes a comparative pathology laboratory and we participate in a laboratory animal medicine residency program that includes training and experience across multiple Texas Medical Center animal care and use programs.

The ideal candidate must have a DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school and licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state of the USA, and be eligible for Texas and DEA licensure after hire.  Completion of postdoctoral training in Laboratory Animal Medicine, as well as ACLAM Diplomate status or eligibility are preferred qualifications.   

 “Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.”

This individual must have the following skills:

  1. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of veterinary medicine. 
  2. Knowledge of, and experience with, the specialized equipment and materials used in veterinary medicine. 
  3. A thorough knowledge of all rules, regulations, policies and guidelines relating to the use of research animals.
  4. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and research personnel, and institutional administrators.

Job Description:

The clinical veterinarian will be responsible for and provide care to research animals in assigned facilities to include:

  • observation of health status and maintenance of animal health records
  • conduct and/or order diagnostic tests
  • prescribe and oversee treatment medications
  • consult/assist researchers with protocol development
  • consult with investigators regarding animal model selection and proper animal use practices
  • rotating on call duty

BCM is a private Medical School located within the Texas Medical Center (TMC) in Houston, Texas. The TMC is the largest medical center in the world! Our animal care and use program is accredited by AAALACi, and supports cutting edge research in many areas including genetics, molecular biology, immunology, cancer, cardiovascular disease, neuroscience, childhood illnesses, and the microbiome. BCM is also a part of the “KOMP2” project, an international consortium funded by the NIH that is directed at characterizing the function of nearly every gene in the mouse genome. The impact this work will have on translational applications is incredible and we are very excited to be involved in this project!

Inquiries may be directed to:

Becky Schwiebert, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
Attending Veterinarian
Center for Comparative Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
(713)798-6938
schwiebe@bcm.edu


Research Veterinarian
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Posted 21 July 2016

Requirements: Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state. ACLAM board eligibility preferred. Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Experience with investigational animal models and in animal research. Excellent clinical veterinary skills. Excellent oral and written skills. Demonstrated ability to train research personnel. Able to balance multiple priorities. Recognize importance of confidential information. All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Job Description: Provide clinical care to a wide variety of research animals, assist in rodent colony health management, assist in training of vivarium staff and research personnel, consult with researchers on animal models, assist in assuring regulatory compliance and participate in IACUC activities.

To apply, go to https://www.chop.edu.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=41240&CurrentPage=1  Job requisition #16-41240.


Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian (NHP)
FDA/HHS-National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), Division of Veterinary Services, Jefferson, AR

Posted 18 July 2016

POSITION CLASSIFICATION: FLS Exempt
HOURS: Scheduled hours may vary dependent upon contract requirements
SALARY: 100K-130K

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:   

  1. 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) preferred.
  2. License to practice veterinary medicine in Arkansas is preferred.
  3. Certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) with a research degree (MS or PhD) preferred.
  4. Minimum two (2) years’ experience providing veterinary medical and surgical care to nonhuman primates (NHPs).  Experience must include participation in and administration of environmental enrichment and preventive medicine programs for nonhuman primates.
  5. Experience and expertise with other laboratory animal species, especially rodents and zebrafish is desirable.
  6. Must have knowledge of laboratory animal technician duties and training.
  7. Must possess excellent knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations governing Animal Care/Diet Preparation facilities.
  8. Good knowledge of both spoken and written English.
  9. Must be a legal resident of the United States.

JOB SUMMARY

The Clinical Veterinarian provides veterinary support to NCTR laboratory animal programs consistent with NCTR guidelines, IACUC and EHS programs.  The primary responsibility shall be the provision of veterinary medical and surgical care to the 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 and will depend on the needs of the Division of Veterinary Services (DVS) and the availability after commitments to the NHP colony are met.  Services will be in accordance with all applicable regulations. 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.
    
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide 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.
  • Assist in the oversight of the NHP colony health, including health surveillance.
  • Participate 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.
  • Provide oversight of veterinary technical and colony management personnel.
  • Perform training and instruction on techniques associated with research animal use for technicians and the NCTR research staff.
  • Work with the Behaviorist in the implementation of the environmental enrichment program.
  • Develop and maintain compatible socially housed NHPs within the research requirements.  
  • Ensure NCTR policies and procedures are followed and keep the contract in compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations and guidelines.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

OCCASIONALLY – CLIMBING, STOOPING, KNEELING    
OFTEN – REACHING, STANDING, SITTING, WALKING, PUSHING, PULLING,      TALKING, HEARING        

Lifting/Moving Requirements – Minimum of 50 pounds

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

Candidates should submit their resumes to:
Address:  The Bionetics Corporation, 101 Production Drive, Ste. 100, Yorktown, VA 23693, Attn: Susan Hayes
Email:  shayes@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.


Large Animal Clinical and Regulatory Veterinarian
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Posted 14 July 2016

Michigan State University, through the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), MSU AgBioResearch and the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), is seeking to hire a full-time veterinarian with primary clinical responsibility for agriculture species including swine, sheep, cattle, equine, and poultry used in teaching, research and production.  This appointment is a shared appointment as a Clinical Veterinarian within the ORA (45%) and the Colleges of Agriculture & Natural Resources (30%) and Veterinary Medicine (25%) in the Health Professions (HP) faculty system.  Michigan State University has established a centralized veterinary care program (Campus Animal Resources, CAR) supporting both agriculture and biomedical animal care and use at the institution. The successful candidate will join a team of three other veterinarians in CAR in their support of nationally recognized, AAALAC-accredited, teaching, research, and extension programs.  The position reports jointly to the Attending Veterinarian/Director of CAR and to the Chair of Large Animal Clinical Sciences.  The academic home of the successful candidate will be the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (LACS) which conducts research, teaching, clinical service and outreach with a focus on farm animal species, food safety and public health.  The primary emphasis of the position will be to ensure the MSU farm animal care program meets all federal, state, and other applicable regulatory and accreditation standards.

Principal responsibilities will include providing clinical care, veterinary oversight, and outreach to University agricultural facilities including locations on the main MSU campus in East Lansing as well as regional facilities located throughout the state of Michigan (MI).  The successful candidate will assist in IACUC service by consulting on and reviewing farm animal protocols, providing oversight of large animal health preventative medicine programs, guidance on biosecurity and occupational health issues, providing or developing training programs for animal workers, and overseeing or performing clinical and surgical procedures.  After hours emergency care duties will be shared with colleagues from LACS. 

Required qualifications: DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited school or equivalent; experience in large animal practice and biomedical research.  Eligibility for a veterinary license in MI, a MI driver's license, and qualifications to drive an MSU vehicle. Must qualify to hold a DEA license and be accredited by the USDA APHIS, VS.  Demonstrated interest in animal science, poultry, and wildlife species, experience in clinical procedures and use of medical and diagnostic equipment. Maintain compliance with quality assurance guidelines, including drug application, vaccine and feed directives, and other standards involving livestock production. Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to interact personably with all levels of staffing at the institution.

Preferred qualifications: Graduate training beyond DVM/VMD; specialty board certification in a related specialty (e.g. ACVIM, ACT, ACLAM, ACVS); knowledge of regulations and policies pertaining to biomedical and agricultural research; knowledge on livestock production. 

Salary and appointment level will be based on training and experience.  Review of applications will begin August 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions: Applications to include a curriculum vitae, letter of intent, and contact information for at least three references (name, mailing address, telephone number and email address) are to be made online at: https://jobs.msu.edu (reference Position #3648). Inquiries should be made to Dr. Claire Hankenson, Search Committee Chair, Animal Care Program, 4660 S. Hagadorn, Ste. 210, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48823; Phone: 517-353-5064; fclaire@msu.edu.


Senior Clinical Veterinarian
Office of the Vice President for Research and Ecomonic Development, Office of Animal Resources (OAR), University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Posted 11 July 2016

Requisition # 69288

Starting salary range Commensurate with experience – typically between $100,000 - $125,000

The Office of Animal Resources, which provides husbandry and veterinary care of all research animals at the University of Iowa, invites applications for the position of Senior Clinical Veterinarian.  Our growing animal care program provides a great opportunity to demonstrate and enhance your skill as a clinician and interact with research staff working on a variety of medical and behavioral research.  The University of Iowa offers competitive salary and excellent benefits.  See Why Iowa for more information about why UI may be the right career choice for you and why you will enjoy working and living in Iowa City.

In this position, you will: 

  • Manage the professional health care of various animal species including rodents, , farm animals and aquatic species.
  • Manage preventive medicine programs including rodent sentinel, vendor surveillance and quarantine programs.
  • Manage programs for pre- and postoperative care, anesthesia, analgesia, and euthanasia.
  • Provide guidance of protocol development for compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Perform veterinary review, including grant comparison, of protocols submitted to the IACUC.
  • Participate in IACUC facility/programmatic evaluations.
  • Provide training to research and caretaker staff.  
  • Supervise veterinary technician staff.  

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine
  • Board certification or board eligibility in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Current experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine; typically, two (2) years (if formal residency program completed).  
  • 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.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet UI Fleet Safety driving requirements

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 6+ years of current experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine preferred.
  • Experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species and their housing from conventional to barrier to bio-containment facilities.
  • Knowledge of university policies, procedures, and regulations.

For information about the Office of Animal Resources, please visit our web site http://animal.research.uiowa.edul/

Applicants please apply for this position through The University of Iowa’s web site at: http://jobs.uiowa.edu. (Requisition # 69288)

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Global Director
AAALAC International, Frederick, MD

Posted 5 July 2016

AAALAC International seeks to fill the position of Global Director. The position is available immediately.

AAALAC International

Founded in 1965, AAALAC International is a private, not-for-profit corporation that enhances the quality of research, teaching, and testing by promoting humane, responsible animal care and use. The organization accomplishes these goals by providing advice and independent assessments to participating institutions, and accrediting animal care and use programs that meet or exceed applicable standards.

The governance of AAALAC International is comprised of more than 65 Member Organizations (Board of Trustees) with diverse interests including animal welfare, scientific discovery and science advocacy who have representatives serving on the AAALAC International Board of Trustees. The Executive Committee of the AAALAC International Board of Trustees plays the primary role in the oversight of AAALAC’s administrative operations and is the principal liaison between the Board of Trustees, the AAALAC International Executive Office and the Council on Accreditation.

AAALAC accreditation is widely recognized as a vital component in achieving and maintaining a high-quality biomedical research program. Accreditation is AAALAC’s primary program, with more than 950 accredited organizations in 41 countries. To assist organizations in preparing for accreditation, AAALAC International offers a second program, its Program Status Evaluation service. Both prospective and currently accredited organizations benefit from the Association’s third component, its Education & Outreach Program.

The Association maintains offices in Frederick, Maryland; Pamplona, Spain; and Samutprakarn (Bangkok), Thailand. A staff of sixteen full-time employees directs and administers AAALAC International programs, with a 60-member Council on Accreditation leading the on-site assessments of animal care and use programs and determining accreditation status. Additional information is available at www.aaalac.org.

The Global Director

The Global Director reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for overseeing the accreditation program globally as well as serving as one of the staff members representing AAALAC International and promoting AAALAC’s mission on a worldwide basis. The Global Director supervises the Senior Director for Europe and Latin America, the Senior Director for Southeast Asia and additional Senior Directors in other regions of the world, as well as the Senior Program Analysts. The Global Director assists the Executive Director in implementing the policies and programs of the organization. All accreditation issues are coordinated with the Council on Accreditation and the Executive Director in accord with policies formulated by the Board of Directors.

In-depth understanding of the AAALAC International accreditation program is critical and the role of AAALAC International in assessing and accrediting animal care and use programs in a diversity of countries is required. Knowledge and familiarity with the organization and operation of laboratory animal programs worldwide is required. Experience in the management and administration of programs using animals in research, testing and education is highly desirable. A veterinary medical degree and board certification in laboratory animal medicine are required. Familiarity with international policies and regulations is essential. Ability to articulate and defend the humane care and appropriate use of animals in research, testing and education to differing constituencies verbally and in writing is necessary.

AAALAC International is an equal opportunity employer; minority candidates and women are encouraged to apply. Interested persons should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae or résumé, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Kathryn Bayne at GlobalDirectorSearch@aaalac.org. To ensure consideration, please submit your application by July 29, 2016. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your submission, please call the AAALAC International Executive Office at 301/696-9626.


Associate Director, Animal Resource Office
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Posted 5 July 2016

The University of New Hampshire is seeking applicants for its Associate Director position for the Animal Resource Office (ARO) within the Research Office.  The applicant will be responsible for implementation of the UNH animal care and use program for on-campus laboratory animal facilities to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations governing animal care and use, including monitoring and oversight of the ongoing daily activities for these facilities. He/she will work alongside the ARO Director and Attending Veterinarian to provide veterinary care and conduct health surveillance for all SPF and conventional laboratory animals used in research and/or teaching.

This position will be responsible for the operation and function of the University's centralized laboratory animal care facilities, including facilities maintenance, inventory, budget and personnel, and will advise, consult, and instruct faculty, staff, and students on animal care and use matters, techniques and regulations and provide hands-on research technical assistance and resources to the same.

The position requires a veterinary degree from an AVMA accredited institution or equivalent and eligibility for New Hampshire State licensure.  The qualified candidate will have experience with Laboratory Animal care; ACLAM certification preferred.  Experience with Dairy and Equine medicine a plus. The candidate must also have the ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal formats, have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully with a diverse range of personnel.

To apply, and to view a full job description and minimum qualifications required, visit the following web site: https://jobs.usnh.edu

Cover letter and resume may be electronically attached with application.  Computer access/assistance is available at the Human Resources Office, 2 Leavitt Lane, Durham, NH 03824 or call 603-862-0501 (TTY Users 603-862-3227). 

UNH is an AA/EEO Employer. UNH is committed to excellence through the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages women and minorities to apply.


Temporary Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
University Laboratory Animal Resources, University of Pennsylvania, Philadephia, pA

Posted 1 July 2016

The University Laboratory Animal Resources of the University of Pennsylvania has an opening for a temporary clinical laboratory animal veterinarian for approximately 6 months. Our clinical care group includes six staff and faculty clinical veterinarians and 6 residents specializing in laboratory animal care.  The position will include approximately 40 hours of work per week, plus shared emergency coverage.  Qualifications include veterinary licensure in at least one state, and competency working with large animals used for biomedical research. Experience with rodents is a plus. The veterinarian will need to provide routine clinical and emergency care to a wide range of laboratory species at multiple locations on the Philadelphia campus.  These duties will also include oversight of colony health management; protocol review, consultation with researchers on animal models; investigator technical support; and assisting in the perioperative care of surgical models in large animals. A competitive salary, paid monthly, will be provided. Please contact Dr. Raimon Duran-Struuck, Assistant Professor and Associate Director for Veterinary Care and Resident Training at rdura@upenn.edu with a copy of your CV if you are interested in this opportunity. References will be checked and a background check will be completed prior to employment.  This position is available to start August 1, 2016 so please apply by July 15, 2016.  The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Per Diem Clinical Veterinarian
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Posted 28 June 2016

Responsibilities:   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 Per Diem laboratory animal specialist. Responsibilities include supplemental provision of clinical care to laboratory animals; participation in animal health monitoring, quarantine, and surgical programs; and intermittent leave relief for full-time clinical veterinarians. 

CCMP is responsible for the care of over 250,000 animals daily, housed in nine facilities in Manhattan, Queens 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 200, including 9 veterinarians (both ACLAM and ACVP board-certified).

Qualifications:  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.

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@med.cornell.edu.

Employer Information:  Weill Cornell Medicine is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.


Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
BIOQUALL, Inc., Rockville, MD

Posted 28 June 2016

BIOQUAL, Inc. seeks a Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian to join four ACLAM board-certified / board eligible veterinarians.  BIOQUAL is an established contract research laboratory with a national reputation in infectious disease and related research using a variety of laboratory animal species with an emphasis on nonhuman primates. Our four AAALAC, International, accredited facilities are located in Rockville, Maryland, along the I-270 Research Corridor close to the National Institutes of Health, and encompass over 140,000 square feet of  animal space.

The clinical laboratory animal veterinarian with training and experience in non-human primates, specifically macaque model of AIDs, will diagnose and treat common conditions in the animal colony.  The veterinarian will oversee the care of non-human primates, ferrets, rabbits, and rodent models that are assigned to research projects in virology, emerging infectious diseases and immunology in all buildings.  The type of care will include sentinel programs, routine clinical care, infectious disease treatment, surgical procedures and ABSL3 Select Agent work.  This applicant will also assist in the training and supervision of the veterinary technical staff, to include training classes and individualized training.  Assistance with regulatory oversight, client site visits, IACUC protocol review, site visit preparation and interviews with federal inspectors will be routinely required.

Minimal qualifications for this position are a DVM/VMD degree with current license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States; completed laboratory animal residency program; ACLAM diplomat or board eligible. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential. New or recent comparative medicine residency graduates are highly encouraged to apply.

BIOQUAL offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, and is an EEO M/F/D/V Employer. Individuals interested in this position should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, telephone numbers and addresses of three professional references to 4 Research Court, #100, Rockville, Maryland, 20850 or wwagner@bioqual.com.


Attending Veterinarian
MI Bioresearch, Ann Arbor, MI

Posted 28 June 2016

To apply, please email your resume to recruiting@mibioresearch.com.

Molecular Imaging is now MI Bioresearch! MI Bioresearch is a premier preclinical oncology CRO (Contract Research Organization) with outstanding expertise, and one of the broadest and most mature ranges of cancer models and services in the industry. MI Bioresearch is seeking a veterinarian to work closely with our Attending Veterinarian (AV) with the goal of assuming the AV responsibility when/if the time is right. Because of the "transitional nature" of this role, MI Bioresearch is willing to entertain part-time and even consulting opportunities for the right fit.

Position Overview

  • MI Bioresearch is seeking a high-energy veterinarian with a passion for humane animal care and use practices and the ability to apply them in a fast-paced, business environment.
  • The veterinarian is responsible for day-to-day oversight of rodent animal care (mice and rats only). He or she will work closely with investigators that run client studies (clients: big and small pharma, academia and private institutions).
  • The veterinarian will work closely with the AV to ensure that MI Bioresearch's program is compliant with applicable guiding principles and laws: ex. OLAW, AWA, The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, etc. He or she may also assist the AV to ensure program consistency inter-site (MI Bioresearch operates an Imaging Center in La Jolla, CA). To be clear, though, this position will focus on the Ann Arbor, MI site.
  • The veterinarian must have a thorough understanding of the needs of purpose-bred laboratory mice and rats.
  • He or she will assist with the review of all underlying documentation associated with MI Bioresearch's animal care and use program, ex. protocols, policies, SOPs, safety manuals, etc. so the best fit must have a good eye for detail and strong writing/reviewing skills.

Qualifications

  • DVM or VMD with at least two years of previous related laboratory animal medicine experience.
  • Industry experience is a plus.

Join Us Today! Great Benefits, Great Environment, Essential Purpose Are you ready to take the next steps to working in our hands-on, fast-paced environment? Contact us today to learn about joining our team!


Attending Veterinarian and Director, Office of Laboratory Animal Resources
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Posted 20 June 2016

West Virginia University invites applications for the position of Attending Veterinarian and Director of the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources (OLAR).   This position reports to the Institutional Official (as AV) and the Senior Associate Vice President for Research at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (as Director). The position has primary responsibilities for veterinary care of our research and teaching animals, for helping investigators conduct animal research that is humane and complies with institutional and governmental standards, and for managing our overall program of animal care and use.  The program currently encompasses activities described in approximately 200 protocols by 100 principal investigators, involving rodents, rabbits, birds, aquatics, amphibians, and sheep for biomedical research and teaching housed in 46,000 square feet of recently built or renovated facilities, and various species for agricultural research and teaching on university farms.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Responsibilities

The AV-Director:

  • Actively assists researchers and teachers who use animals in their work by ensuring that their needs for clinical and surgical support are met, by providing training programs and advice on matters related to animal health and well-being, and by providing technical support
  • Serves as a member of the IACUC in the review and approval of animal use protocols to facilitate research and teaching activities and compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulations, and also provides veterinary advice to the IACUC
  • Advises the Senior Associate Vice President and Institutional Official regarding current standards of animal care and use, including standards promulgated by NIH/OLAW and AAALAC
  • Directs the OLAR, with responsibility for training and managing the skilled veterinary technical staff and fostering their professional development, for managing the office staff, and for budgeting and planning
  • Directs, and develops as needed, the university-wide program of veterinary care and preventive medicine

Qualifications

The AV-Director must have a DVM or VMD degree from an accredited veterinary program and be a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. In addition, the AV-Director must document:

  • Skills,  knowledge, and ability in general laboratory animal techniques; clinical, surgical, and anesthesia techniques;  and diagnostic procedures related to the detection and treatment of disease in laboratory animals in a university environment
  • Comprehensive understanding of animal welfare laws and regulations, and of professional standards of animal care and use
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact in a constructive and collegial way with university researchers and teachers
  • Ability to communicate with, organize, plan, supervise, and advise a wide variety of university personnel

Application

To apply, visit http://jobs.wvu.edu and navigate to the position title listed above.  Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references. Applications will be processed until the position is filled.  The position is available to start as soon as possible, but the actual start date is negotiable. For additional information, contact Michael Perone, PhD, search committee chair, at mperone@mail.wvu.edu

About WVU

WVU, located in Morgantown, is a comprehensive land grant university enrolling 30,000 students in 113 degree programs.  Our Carnegie Classification is “Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.”  Morgantown is within easy driving distance of Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, and Baltimore, and has received numerous ratings as one of the best small cities in the U.S. because of its good schools, excellent health care, low unemployment rate, low crime rate, and abundant recreational opportunities. 

West Virginia University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.  The university values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invited applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.


Director of Laboratory Animal Resources and Attending Veterinarian
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Posted 16 June 2016

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is seeking a Director of Laboratory Animal Resources/Attending Veterinarian to direct operations of its animal research program and facilities and oversee veterinary medical care. The CSHL animal program has the capacity of 16,000 rodent cages spread across four facilities, serving over 50 investigators in the areas of cancer, neuroscience and genomics/genetics. The program has recently been expanded, adding a preclinical therapeutics facility that includes specialized space to develop and test therapeutics in mouse cancer models. This is a unique opportunity for someone who seeks a combination of administrative and hands-on work at a world-class research institute.

The Director of LAR/Attending Veterinarian will serve as the veterinarian of record for the CSHL animal care program and should be ACLAM Board eligible and have a license to practice in the U.S.; after starting the position, we will expect them to also become Board certified and licensed to practice in New York State.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing oversight of the CSHL animal program.
  • Providing adequate veterinary care by developing and supervising programs in preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic medicine, prescribing medical treatments, assuring adequate pain management and administering adequate anesthesia/sedation to laboratory animals.
  • Ensuring animal use policies and procedures are in compliance with federal and state regulations (USDA, OLAW, NYS) as well as industry standards for all aspects of the CSHL’s animal care and use program. Maintaining AAALAC certification. Submitting annual reports to AAALAC, OLAW, and USDA. Hosting all compliance/accreditation inspections.
  • Consulting with principal investigators and providing veterinary expertise and protocol review for the IACUC.
  • Educating and training principal investigators, students and technical research staff, as well as animal care staff, in proper veterinary methods and practice, and ensuring federal and institutional guidelines/regulations are met.
  • Collaborating with research investigators in the development, implementation and publication of research protocols.
  • Developing policies and procedures to protect the health and safety of staff.
    Based on individual area of expertise, the ideal candidate will also be involved with the following:
  • Consulting with investigators on analysis of animal models of disease, in particular the implications of behavioral phenotypes and histology/pathology analysis.
  • Supporting the work led by the head of preclinical imaging, and the manager of therapeutic testing to devise new protocols and SOPs.

This position will be under the supervision of the Director of Research Operations and will work closely with the Director of the Pre-clinical Experimental Facility and the Director of the Lab Animal Resources.

The candidate must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.); postdoctoral/residency experience and 3-5 years of experience in laboratory medicine working with rodents in an academic or industry animal research facility is ideal. The candidate should have a demonstrated knowledge of techniques and protocols relevant to a research animal facility, knowledge of federal and state regulations (USDA, OLAW, NYS) as well as industry standards required for all aspects animal care and use programs. Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are essential.

How to Apply:

If interested in this opportunity, please apply via the CSHL careers website: https://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/10225

Position number: 00879-A

Please include the name and contact information for at least three references.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT COLD SPRING HARBOR LABORATORY:
The major types of ongoing research involving animals at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory fall into the following classes: cancer animal models, behavioral animal models, collection of tissues from rats and mice for biochemical experiments, generation of transgenic animals and generation of antibodies. As an NCI-designated Cancer Center, CSHL has a vibrant program in using mouse models to study a variety of cancer types, including leukemia, melanoma, breast, prostate, pancreatic, glioma and lung cancers. Some of these experiments are examining the role of oncogenes and tumor suppressors in the development of the cancers, with a goal of defining the stages involved in their genesis and identification of key targets for therapeutic intervention. The new Cancer Therapeutics Initiative will expand this work to the evaluation of single agents and combinations, using state-of-the-art imaging and bespoke therapeutic platforms.

In addition to the cancer program, CSHL neuroscientists use both rats and mice to study cognitive processes, including decision making, sensory perception and attention. Many of these studies involve live imaging and/or recording of specific brain areas to monitor activity during a behavioral task. For many of the animal models, transgenic and gene targeting techniques are used, including techniques for introduction of interfering RNA (RNAi) to modulate expression of specific genes. Finally, the CSHL animal program accommodates several summer course programs, most notably the Molecular Embryology of the Mouse, Early Development of Xenopus laevis, and Neurobiology courses; these course uses mice, rats and frogs for animal surgeries, embryo microinjection, surgery, dissections, and mouse husbandry.

To learn more about CSHL, please visit us at: https://www.cshl.edu

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor


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

Posted 16 June 2016

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

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

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

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

To apply, please include a letter of intent with a statement of professional goals, curriculum vitae, and contact information of at least three references.  Visit the following URL, click on 'staff opportunities’ and enter keyword ‘IRC19544’: http://www.rockefeller.edu/hr/jobs

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

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


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

Posted 9 June 2016

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

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Located in Nashville, Tennessee, VUMC is a premier research institution internationally recognized for its leadership and innovation in the biomedical and biological sciences.  VUMC’s animal care program collaborates with approximately 345 Principal Investigators working on over 850 IACUC-approved protocols, is registered with the USDA, and has been an AAALAC International accredited facility since 1967.  The successful applicant will join a team of eight faculty veterinarians and seven veterinary technicians who oversee the health and welfare of over 20 species of animals with an average daily census of over 100,000.

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

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

Erin N.Z. Yu, D.V.M., D.A.C.L.A.M.
Associate Director of Clinical Medicine
Assistant Professor, Pathology, Immunology, and Microbiology, Division of Comparative Medicines

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Avenue South
AA-6206 Medical Center North
Nashville, Tennessee 37232-2130
erin.n.yu@vanderbilt.edu

Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.


Director, Comparative Medicine and UNMC Attending Veterinarian
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Posted 1 June 2016

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is the professional and scientific home of determined and brilliant researchers who work at the forefront of fields such as transplant medicine, cancer, neurodevelopment and genomics. With collaboration from a highly engaged community of skilled professionals and access to world-class facilities, UNMC researchers identify and focus on critical questions that lead to new knowledge and, in the long term, life-changing therapies. Breakthroughs like stem cell transplantation to treat cancer have proven critical to Nebraska, the nation and the world.

Position Description:

Position is responsible for the ongoing development and daily operations of eight facilities (approximately 115,000 square feet) including laboratory animal management, veterinary care and research services while managing a staff of 30+ professional animal care personnel. The Animal Care and Use Program has been continuously accredited by AAALAC, International for 50 years, since 1966. Successful candidate will work closely with UNMC faculty members in the design and implementation of animal research studies and will develop a research program consistent with UNMC’s mission of biomedical and translational research. Acts as Director, Animal Biosafety Level 3 (ABSL3 (SA) facilities Select Agent program and UNMC Attending Veterinarian.

Position interacts extensively with all UNMC and Nebraska Medicine researchers on the selection, acquisition and use of research animals and provides educational materials and training for scientists on the use of animals in research. Position leverages personal training and industry expertise as well as the knowledge/skills of others in the department to support investigators and their research. Provides oversight and management of a $4M annual budget.

Participates in institutional committees, as appointed, including Biosafety, Safety, Animal Facilities, Animal Care and Use and Compliance. 

Education Required: DVM/VMD or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited university.

Experience Required:

  • Seven (7) years of experience managing an academic biomedical research animal care and use program.
  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board certification or equivalent experience is preferred
  • Veterinary licensure in one of the 50 United States.
  • Experience with AAALAC, International accredited animal care and use programs is preferred
  • Experience with transgenic mouse and nonhuman primate models.

Special Requirements:

  • Able to work a flexible schedule as needed based on workload and deadlines.
  • Satisfactory completion of the UNMC’s background investigation.
  • Post offer physical required which may include respirator fit test.

Occupational Health & Safety Program Requirements

As a safeguard for employees and research subjects all UNMC Comparative Medicine employees may be subject to vaccines/tests/physical exams prior to working with specific animals or animal populations as required by research needs including but not limited to:

  • TB Testing/Clearance (every 12 months / once a year).
  • Hepatitis B (proof of immunization and/or vaccination).
  • Rabies (proof of immunization and/or vaccination).
  • Tetanus (vaccination < 10 years).
  • Diphtheria (proof of immunization and/or vaccination).
  • Measles (proof of immunization and/or vaccination).
  • Periodic physical exams (may include respirator fit test).
  • Other vaccines/tests as required by Occupational Health & Safety standards.

Physical Requirements:

Position requires constant seeing, adjusting focus, hearing, reading, reasoning, analyzing, communicating, working inside and outside, exposure to potential allergens, animals and hazardous substances utilized in biomedical research.

Reference Requirements:

3 letters of reference/recommendation.

Other duties as assigned.

Opportunity for a faculty position may be available for qualified applicants. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Apply Online at http://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/27733


Clinical Veterinarian
Harvard University, Boston, MA

Posted 26 May 2016

Applications: For more information and to apply, click here: 39385BR : Clinical Veterinarian

Reporting directly to the Associate Director of Veterinary Services, the Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for the clinical care and well-being of the research animal colonies. This individual conducts clinical rounds and participates in ensuring program compatibility and adherence to all federal and state regulations and AAALAC accreditation standards at all times. Review and approval of animal research protocols as part of the IACUC process is a significant responsibility. This individual will also work as part of a team with other staff in Harvard Center for Comparative Medicine (HCCM) as well as with adjacent departments such as the Office of the IACUC, facilities and compliance groups for overall programmatic continuity and consistency. 

  • Provide veterinary care and preventive medicine through clinical rounds and direct surveillance of animal research colonies including on-call weekend rotation
  • Provide protocol review and veterinary consultation of animal experimentation protocols with research laboratory personnel
  • Assist in the development and delivery of animal research facility programs and projects operated in compliance with federal and state regulations and AAALAC accreditation standards
  • Participate in the training and development of the veterinary technical team
  • Assist the Associate Director in the maintenance and development of the colony health surveillance and biosecurity programs including quarantine programs and vendor surveillance
  • Write and review veterinary standard operating procedures and assist in the development of program policy
  • Develop content and participate in training for staff and researchers  
  • Perform or assist with surgical procedures and post-operative care as necessary in support of nonhuman primate colonies
  • Other related duties as assigned    

Requirements: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an AVMA accredited program; ACLAM certification or board eligibility via an ACLAM certified training program; 3 years of experience in laboratory animal medicine beyond the DVM degree. Significant experience with nonhuman primates is strongly preferred. The person in this position must also have refined interpersonal skills, and strong writing, communication, and organizational skills.  The individual should be outgoing with social skills commensurate with providing services and outreach programs for a diverse research user base.    

Employer Information: This position is based at Harvard Center for Comparative Medicine, located in Boston, MA. Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.


Assistant or Associate Veterinary Specialist, Farm Animal Services
University Animal Care, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Posted 26 May 2016

Applications:  Applications must be submitted on-line for Job No. A20809 to https://uacareers.com/postings/10646  Review of applications will begin after May 31, 2016 and will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.  

Exceptional individual sought for this full-time position in an AAALAC-accredited program led by a team of five veterinarians and supported by 50+ personnel.  The incumbent reports to the Director and will provide support for the veterinary care program, with emphasis on domestic livestock animal species (primarily pig, sheep and beef cattle) in biomedical and agricultural research.  Interest and experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: clinical care for a variety of farm animal species located in laboratory and farm settings; large animal anesthesia, analgesia, and post-operative care; procedural support to biomedical and agricultural researchers.  The incumbent will participate in clinical care support for all farm species, and provide after-hours emergency on-call service. Additional responsibilities include IACUC support, investigator consultation, and support in compliance with animal care regulations. Involvement in departmental management and university service is expected.

Requirements: Minimum qualifications: DVM or VMD 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. Position title and salary will be commensurate with certification and/or experience.

The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA - M/W/D/V Employer.


Veterinarian Compliance Specialist
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Posted 20 May 2016

Requirements:  Required Licenses/certificates/registrations

  • DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) required from an AVMA-accredited program
  • ACLAM certification or board-eligibility (American College Laboratory Animal Medicine) within one year of hire OR CPIA (Certified Professional IACUC Administrator) within one year of hire

Required Education and Experience

  • DVM along with 5 – 7 years’ progressive IACUC experience preferably within an AAALAC accredited institution.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Possess excellent organizational, interpersonal and written and oral communications skills as well as sensitivity to handling confidential information.
  • Must be detail oriented, flexible and possess the ability to work under pressure.
  • Interacts with line colleagues in a constructive professional manner to deliver a top level of customer service to the animal research community within the CHOP Research Institute while complying with all applicable regulations and policies.
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of the regulatory guidance (e.g., USDA, OLAW, AAALAC, NABR, etc.) that may impact administrative functions.
  • Anticipates conflicts, uses diplomacy to resolve problems.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Job Description:      

The Veterinarian Compliance Specialist of the Office of IACUC Administration (OIA) supports the animal care and use program by providing veterinary and administrative support to the OIA. Ensure the OIA effectively supports, coordinates and serves the needs of the IACUC and research community. Operationalize the IACUC pre-review process to ensure all animal care and use matters are addressed prior to IACUC review. The IACUC’s oversight responsibilities include review and approval of proposed animal use (protocol review) and of proposed significant changes to animal use; regular inspection of facilities and animal use areas; and ongoing assessment of animal care and use.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

To apply:  Chop.edu/careers and search for requisition number 16-40421


Clinical Veterinarian, Laboratory Animal Resources

CBSET, Inc., Lexington, MA

Posted 12 May 2016

GRADE:  Exempt
REPORTS TO:   Director of Veterinary Services
ORIGINAL DATE: 08/17/12                    LAST REVISED: 10/29/15                   
 

BASIC SUMMARY: Clinical and preventative medical assessment and care of all laboratory species with participation in all procedures and policies related to animal care and husbandry in a GLP-compliant facility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Clinical and preventative medicine of all laboratory species including surgery if necessary
  • Involved in training of technical staff involved in handling of laboratory animals
  • Participation in IACUC process
  • Assist with oversight of controlled substance procurement and control
  • Consultation/collaboration with scientists/study directors
  • Participation in compliance with USDA and AAALAC regulations and guidelines
  • Assist with surgical model development and implementation
  • Assist with oversight of facility operations and maintenance
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: D.V.M/V.M.D. degree or equivalent
  • Experience: Experience in a preclinical laboratory environment preferred
    • Minimum 1 yr experience in associated preclinical animal facility field
  • Certification/Licensure: ACLAM board certification or board eligible preferred, MA Veterinary Licensure, driver’s license

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must be able to perform laboratory procedure that require talking, hearing, standing or sitting for long periods of time, entering data into an computer, using appropriate instruments, reaching with the hands and arms, working in narrow spaces, and wearing safety equipment (PPE) according to OSHA regulations and company standards
 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Research laboratory/medical environment, which requires use of sharp objects, working around mechanical parts, working with or near known or unknown toxic or caustic chemicals and biological hazards, exposure to fumes and airborne particles, working at a quiet to moderate noise levels

COMMENTS:
This position may require domestic travel, weekends and/or holidays.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Misty Williams-Fritze at mwilliams@cbset.org

All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their position. • The essential duties and responsibilities listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.


Director/Attending Veterinarian
University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Posted 12 May 2016

To apply, please go to: https://jobs.utoledo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59119   

The Director independently initiates, develops and manages, following judicious consultation with a variety of institutional entities, all programs and policies for the institution-wide animal care program in conjunction with the IACUC.  This is accomplished through consultation, guidance, and training on the comparative biology and medicine, technology, regulatory requirements, husbandry, medical and surgical care, and the selection, procurement, preparation, and use of laboratory animals.  This position also assures veterinary care on continual bases 24 hour, 7 day-a-week basis.

Requirements:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) from an AVMA accredited institution and current license in a US state; additional education in the field of laboratory animal medicine is beneficial
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in laboratory animal research supervision and management
  •  Knowledge of laws, regulations, guidelines and policies related to animal care and use
  •  Experience with AAALAC inspections

The University of Toledo is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educator.


Clinical Veterinarian, Office of the Campus Veterinarian
Washington State University, Spokane, WA

Posted 12 May 2016

The Clinical Veterinarian will help develop and provide day-to-day administration of veterinary care to University-owned animals for the WSU Office of the Campus Veterinarian. Responsibilities include regularly exercising independent judgment and discretion in work directly related to providing adequate veterinary care and oversight to animals used in research, teaching and testing at Washington State University as mandated by federal law, regulations, accreditation standards and university policy as set by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Required qualifications:  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD) degree. License to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Washington or eligibility to be licensed within 6 months of hire. Category II Accreditation from the National Veterinary Accreditation Program of the USDA or eligibility to be accredited within 6 months of hire. Three (3) years of experience directly related to exotic animal, zoological or laboratory animal medicine.

Closing date is June 6, 2016. For full description of position requirements and to apply, visit www.wsujobs.com

https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/25146

WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.


Clinical Veterinarian
Columbia University, New York, NY

Posted 3 May 2016

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

For more information about the position and how to apply see job posting at https://jobs.columbia.edu/userfiles/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1457715746441

Requisition #082629


Clinical Veterinarian
Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia

Posted 3 May 2016

Apply: Augusta University: http://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty/index.php

Job ID 11286

Job Description:

The duties of this position are to support the Animal Welfare Program at Augusta University. Working under the direction of the AU Attending Veterinarian, the Clinical Veterinarian will work as part of the Laboratory Animal Services team to ensure that animals receive quality veterinary care and enrichment. The Clinical Veterinarian will: oversee, maintain, and develop day to day veterinary medical programs to include health monitoring and surveillance, diagnosis, and treatment for multiple species with an emphasis on small animals (e.g. rodent species).  The incumbent will be responsible to maintain accurate and concise animal health/necropsy records to meet regulatory standards and insure regulatory compliance in all areas of animal research; provide assistance and veterinary consultation for all PI's; provide guidance to research staff in the development, implementation of AUP's, review AUPs and project estimates for diagnostic and surgical procedures;  be responsible for preventative medicine programs for multiple species to include the rodent health monitoring program; provide direct supervision to Veterinary Technicians; assist with the psychological welfare and enrichment program for multiple species; assist with the pre and post-operative care of surgeries and provide surgical support as required;  participate in training and instruction for investigative, technical, and animal care staff by conducting periodic classes and providing individual instruction as requested; provide direct clinical services as needed, including rotating with other clinical veterinarians on weekends and holidays for emergency duty; perform necropsies as required to support research and/or to diagnose disease and monitor colony health; perform other related duties.

Requirements:

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) listed institution. Residency or equivalent experience in clinical laboratory animal medicine. Must hold a license to practice Veterinary Medicine in at least one state.

Preferred:

Experience with management of rodent colonies. Experience with non-human primates would be beneficial.   Board certification or board eligibility by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.