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Clinical Veterinarian (Non-Human Primates) 1, Charles River Safety Assessment, Houson, TX

9/23/20

Location:   Houston, TX, US, 77047

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

Job Summary

We are seeking a Clinical Veterinarian for our Safety Assessment site located in Houston, Texas.

The Clinical Veterinarian will be responsible for providing professional veterinary services and assisting with the management of all phases of health care for the animal colony.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Provide clinical care for the animal colony.
  • Perform veterinary rounds as scheduled, and provide clinical care and preventive medicine support.
  • Perform surgical support and provide anesthesia, surgical and analgesic technical expertise/advice to facilitate protocol development.
  • Assist in the development and deliver training for staff. training may include veterinary diagnostics, techniques and minor surgical procedures.
  • Provide animal health care guidance for veterinary services personnel as required.
  • Ensure that reports and other materials are prepared and submitted as required.
  • May participate in the response to internal/external inspections and quality assurance audits of veterinary or animal welfare type content.
  • Provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), including protocol review, program review and facility inspections.
  • May serve on the IACUC committee. 
  • Write, review and update veterinary care and/or necropsy SOPs as required.
  • Perform literature searches relating to veterinary subject matters. 
  • Ensure facility is in compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines and standards that relate to animal care and use (e.g. USDA, FDA, AAALAC).
  • Make recommendations and assist in establishing and enhancing veterinary and animal care standards.
  • Use controlled substances and be responsible for maintaining appropriate records.
  • May assist in management of the activities of assigned section, including providing direction to  Veterinary Technicians, scheduling activities, and personnel development of veterinary technical team and husbandry staff. 
  • Perform special projects and assist with administrative efforts as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.)
  • Related experience with animal care and surgical techniques. 
  • 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.
  • Ability to practice veterinary medicine in the work state highly desirable.  USDA accreditation or application submitted within 1 month of hire.
  • Proficient in Computers (MS Office Suite).
  • Must be organized, can prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Must have strong communication skills.
  • Must be available to be on call on a rotating weekend shift.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in a research/lab animal/GLP environment.

 For full job description and application information go to https://jobs.criver.com/job/Houston-Clinical-Veterinarian-(Non-Human-Primates)-1-TX-77047/670891300/


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Sr. Staff Veterinarian, Charles River Safety Assessment, Houson, TX

9/23/20

Location:  Houston, TX, US, 77047

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

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Sr Staff Veterinarian for our Safety Assessment business located in Houston, TX. 

The Sr Staff Veterinarian is responsible for providing professional veterinary services, overseeing and performing veterinary procedures in support of all aspects of veterinary care program for all NHP colonies at the site, as well as assisting with oversight of the animal care and use program.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Oversee daily Animal Health Assessment Program, Behavioral Management Program and Preventative Medicine Program for NHPs.  
  • Perform veterinary rounds as scheduled and provide clinical care and preventative medicine support.
  • May perform surgical support and provide anesthesia, surgical and analgesic technical expertise/advice.
  • Perform pre-shipment physical examination of animals, including radiographic review, ultrasonagraphy, Electrocardiogram (ECG), evaluation of routine screening tests and specific tests if required by customer.
  • Responsible for the overall training program for veterinary services staff. 
  • Ensure that internal and external reports and other materials are prepared and submitted as required.
  • Provide responses to internal/external inspections and quality audits of veterinary or animal welfare content. 
  • Serve as advisor to management in technical matters as they relate to the site including application of new technology and any changes in national policies, procedures, guidelines or regulations affecting animal care and use.  
  • Assist in oversight of quarantine program which includes participation in vendor management, e.g. reviewing vendor health information, communicating specific issues related to shipments, tracking overall vendor performance, and interacting with the CDC
  • Assist in oversight of animal holding program with respect to overall colony health preventative medicine, clinical care, and client owned animal colony management.
  • Provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), including protocol review, program review and facility inspections. May serve on the IACUC. May serve as Attending Veterinarian (Veterinarian of Record).
  • Ensure all procedures and processes are accomplished in accordance with the regulations as it relates to animal welfare and veterinary issues.

Job Requirements

The following qualifications are needed for the Sr Staff Veterinarian role: 

  • Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) required.\Minimum of 6 years veterinary experience in an NHP environment; 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 and ability to become licensed in Texas within 6 months.  
  • USDA accreditation or application submitted within 1 month of hire. 
  • Ability to obtain DEA license within 6 months. 
  • Desired licenses include: Current DEA license and ACLAM eligibility or accreditation. 
  • Computer literate and proficient with Microsoft Windows, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.  
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and guidelines that govern animal research, research conduct principles and current methodology of laboratory animal medicine and management required.

 For full job description and application information go to https://www.aclam.org/jobs#9/17/2020-2


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

9/23/20

The Research Clinical Veterinarian/Senior Research Clinical Veterinarian role is integral to supporting the mission of Animal Science Center (ASC) at Boston University. The Veterinarian has an essential role in the broader Laboratory Animal Science Center mission but more specifically is a dedicated resource responsible for the coordinated development and operations in support of a vibrant research community dedicated to emerging infectious disease research in the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) at Boston University, which is predominantly carried out at aABSL-2, ABSL-3 and ABSL-4 levels. The incumbent at the senior level will be responsible for supervision and management of staff involved in daily care and clinical oversight/support for research animals, disease diagnosis and experimentation in ABSL-2/3/4 research areas at NEIDL. The individual will advise IACUC in ensuring that research activities are in compliance with federal, state and local regulatory policies that are relevant to animal care and welfare. This position reports to the Attending Veterinarian and Director of the Laboratory Animal Science Center (ASC). The individual is expected to provide week-end on-call veterinary clinical coverage to the research animals.

Required qualifications and skills

  • Veterinary degree (DVM/VMD) from an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine or ECFVG (Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates) certification with post-graduate work experience at a ACLAM-recognized laboratory animal medicine training program or equivalent
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine within the US
  • Must be ACLAM Diplomate (senior level) or be ACLAM board-eligible
  • Require knowledge and hands-on experience (2+ years) in animal models of infectious diseases at ABSL-3 and/or -4 levels (senior level)
  • Preference will be given to those experienced in animal handling, dosing, sampling and capturing physiological/clinical pathology data measurements and in necropsy of research animals in a bio-containment facility.
  • Lab animal surgical expertise and research study execution skills are highly desirable.
  • Require multi-tasking and ability to work synergistically with other key stakeholders including EHS, Facilities, ROHP, Security and Investigators etc.,
  • Must meet requirements and qualifications to assume delegated program responsibility in NEIDL
  • Must meet requirements and qualifications for the Personnel Suitability and Reliability Program including DOJ/FBI background checks and SRA clearance in order to handle select agents and work in the biocontainment environment.
  • Must be willing to participate in a medical health surveillance program and be able to wear a protective level A suit
  • Manage duties outside of NEIDL biocontainment as assigned such as weekend duty rotation. Participate in ASC managerial and strategic initiatives as led by ASC Director.

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

  • periodic background reviews, including but not limited to: criminal background, credit history, drug screening, and behavioral evaluations;
  • periodic checks and regular renewals of security credentials, any applicable licenses, and verification of the successful completion of any required training at the facility
  • Search of person, clothing and effects prior to entry into or egress from NEIDL

When applicable, individuals will be required to maintain all applicable clearances and licenses and to disclose any changes in circumstances that could compromise access to the facility. Continued employment/ affiliation is contingent upon strict adherence, at all times, to all applicable safety and security rules, procedures, and protocols, as well as required training regimens.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Use the following link to review additional information about this position or to apply:

https://bu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=305202&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=1017554&company_id=15509&version=1&byBusinessUnit=NULL&bycountry=0&bystate=0&byRegion=&bylocation=&keywords=DVM&byCat=&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=yes&city=


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

9/23/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to apply: Applications for this position will be accepted via USAJOBS at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/579563500. There is a 10-day window to apply for the position:10/13/2020 through 10/22/2020. Applicants should submit the following: cover letter highlighting key qualifications; current curriculum vitae with complete bibliography; and names and addresses of three references. Please include in your CV a description of your mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research. For questions or additional information on this recruitment, please contact Dr. Kathy Laber-Laird at kathy.laber@nih.gov.

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

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

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

DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR BIRTH DATE, PHOTOGRAPH, OR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN) ON

APPLICATION MATERIALS. DHHS AND NIH ARE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS


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Clinical Veterinarian,University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

9/23/20

The Clinical Veterinarian evaluates and treats research animals coming into UCSF. Independently performs routine Veterinarian duties and can direct animal health technicians in providing animal care. When needed receives supervision or guidance for cases. Has interest in veterinary and husbandry needs of all research species, including aquatics. The Clinical Veterinarian ensures assigned activities adhere to Protocols and applicable United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Association for the Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) regulations and rules. Participates in the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) processes and oversight functions. Performs on-call, after hours veterinary coverage.

Note: This is a one-year full time contract position depending on qualifications. It can be renewed yearly for up to additional 18 months beyond the initial one-year appointment.

LABORATORY ANIMAL RESOURCE CENTER

The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) is a recharge department providing veterinary care and housing services for all animals used in biomedical research and teaching. LARC provides veterinary medical care and husbandry services, assures compliance with laws and regulations concerning the use of animals in research, and veterinary medical advice to UCSF researchers.

ABOUT UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree (D.V.M. / V.M.D.) from a veterinary school that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, or equivalent degree
  • Veterinarian license: must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of California or those without California veterinary license must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in any state in the USA and must obtain California veterinary license within 12 months of appointment. Until license is obtained, Veterinarian could not sign off on procedures etc. without the supervision of a licensed California Veterinarian. California veterinarian license must be maintained at all times; failure to do so will result in immediate termination from position
  • Must obtain and maintain USDA accredited veterinarian status within 6 months of hire
  • CA driver’s license is required when driving UC vehicle
  • Computer skills at basic level
  • Knowledge of laboratory animal medicine and surgery of common research animal species, aquatics and nonhuman primates (NHP)
  • Veterinary diagnostic abilities and knowledge
  • Veterinary basic surgical skills & abilities, including post—operative care, recovery and treatment management
  • Well-developed written & oral communication abilities
  • Must participate in the UCSF occupational health program, medical health screenings, zoonotic screenings, and similar. Must understand and accept that the position has the risk for exposure to zoonotic agents as well as other hazardous agents or chemicals
  • Requires the use of personal protective clothing to prevent injuries and exposure to potentially hazardous agents

A full description of the program can be found at:  jobs.ucsf.edu
Clinical Veterinarian #55857BR: https://bit.ly/2RLcEEz


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Research Animal Veterinarian,University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

9/17/20

This position involves responsibility for overseeing all veterinary tasks and procedures associated with UWM’s Animal Care Program, including medical care for research animals, IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) operations, AAALAC (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care) accreditation, monitoring, records maintenance, education/training, reporting, and providing information required for compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and UWM policies. Current research animals at UWM include mice, rats, frogs and fish.

Primary responsibilities include:

  1. Supporting the Animal Resource Center (ARC) facilities, including management of the operating budget. Animal Care operations are 365 days a year, 24 hours per day in multiple UWM buildings and sites.
  2. Providing veterinary care to research animals at UWM
  3. Managing activities and support of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, the Aquatic Animal Vertebrate Organism Committee and the ARC Policy Committee.
  4. Applying an understanding of animal research veterinary procedures and care, Federal regulations and guidelines in order to provide education and training for UWM faculty, staff, students and the IACUC members.
  5. Coordinating and working collaboratively with other department compliance activities – Biological Safety, Human Research Protections, Radiation Safety, and Chemical Safety
  6. Staying current with all federal, state and local and university system regulations regarding lab animal use
  7. Communication with UWM leadership, faculty, staff and students related to animal care, IACUC reviews and submissions, post approval reviews, compliance, training, AAALAC accreditation, and related issues and concerns.
    Information about UWM’s Animal Care Program can be found here: https://uwm.edu/animal-care/

Requirements:

  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in Wisconsin or eligible to apply
  • Accreditation through the National Accreditation Program by the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture)/APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) in Wisconsin or eligible for this
  • License to purchase controlled substances or eligible to apply for a practioner license
  • Evidence of strong communication skills, i.e. the ability to organize and present
  • Experience and/or education related to research animal care and/or facilities
    information in a logical manner.
  • Demonstrated experience using a variety of computer systems/programs (including web based business applications) and/or creating/updating web sites (qualifications, etc.)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working in an AAALAC accredited Animal Care Program
  • Experience managing an IACUC and/or applying Animal Care Regulations (OLAW (Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare), USDA, APHIS, etc.)
  • Experience managing and developing department budgets
  • Demonstrated experience conducting program/space audits or post approval reviews
  • Experience with other research compliance topics – Biological Safety, Chemical Safety, and/or Radiation Safety
  • Experience with aquatic species.
  • Evidence of experience serving on committees, including developing agendas and minutes.

Applications: For this position, applicants are required to apply online at https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/30253.  UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number. (Applicants are highly encouraged to utilize the cover letter to thoroughly address your experience (including dates of employment) or applicable coursework as it relates specifically to the minimum and preferred qualifications.  In instances where the Screening Committee is unable to ascertain from the candidates’ application materials whether he/she meets any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.

In your application, please include a professional resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

Position: Veterinarian

UWMis an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a doctoral research-extensive university in the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System, all broadly governed by the State’s Board of Regents. It was founded on the belief that if Milwaukee were to be a great city, it would need a great, urban public university. The themes of educating students, excelling in research, and serving its urban community are echoed in all University activities. The University offers more than 180 degree programs, serving 26,000+ students. The 104-acre main campus is located in a residential neighborhood near the shores of Lake Michigan, just minutes from downtown Milwaukee.
The Division of Finance and Administrative Affairs (FAA) delivers essential business services that provide a foundation for UWM’s student success, research excellence, community engagement, climate and culture, and visibility and image.

The departments within Finance and Administrative Affairs provide a wide array of services to steward and facilitate the management of the university’s primary resources: human capital, finances, facilities, and information technology. FAA staff perform the accounting functions, plan for building construction and remodeling, provide technology infrastructure and enterprise IT services and resources, maintain healthy and safe research environments, provide security and protective services, clean and maintain the campus buildings and grounds, ensure fiscal integrity of campus financial operations, and provide legal advice and representation.

Consistent with UWM’s guiding values, we strive in all we do to model and promote innovations and collaboration, integrity and responsibility, positive transformation of individuals, transparent and inclusive decisions, a caring community, stewardship of resources, diversity in all it definitions, and pride in our vital role.

For more information about UWM, visit us at http://uwm.edu/about/.
For more info about FAA, visit us at www4.uwm.edu/faa 


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Clinical Veterinarian,AlphaGenesis, Yemassee, SC

9/17/20

A Clinical Veterinarian is needed for our facility located in Yemassee, South Carolina.  Major responsibilities include the provision of hands-on clinical care for a large colony of old and new world primates and participation as needed in medical research that may include neurological, obstetric, or ophthalmic surgical procedures.  The Clinical Veterinarian will perform veterinary exams, surgical diagnostic tests, and maintain the health of the colony.  The Clinical Veterinarian will work alongside other staff veterinarians, veterinary and animal care technicians and will provide oversight and leadership for veterinary and research personnel.  Good written and oral communication skills are needed as the Clinical Veterinarian may be called on to participate in client services and communications, review and draft standard veterinary operating procedures and to review grant and contract applications.

Qualifications:

  • DVM/VMD degree from accredited institution required
  • Eligibility and ability to obtain South Carolina state Veterinary License
  • Laboratory primate experience desired but not required
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Computer skills (Access, Word, Excel)
  • New graduate of DVM welcomed

Salary/funding: Salary will be dependent upon experience and qualifications.
Term of Appointment: Full Time
Application Deadline: Until filled

Recent graduates of veterinary medicine are encouraged to apply.
Please submit your resumes here or by -mail.

 For full job description and application information go to https://www.alphagenesisinc.com/careers


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Attending Veterinarian, Contractor, University of Central Florida,Orlando, FL

9/3/20

The University of Central Florida has issued an Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) for an Attending Veterinarian. This Invitation to Negotiate is a written Solicitation for sealed Offers to select one or more vendors with which to commence negotiations for the Procurement of an Attending Veterinarian.  The selected Attending Veterinarian will be a contractor, not a UCF employee. You will find more information about the ITN requirements and timeline within the ITN package by visiting our Procurement Services website: https://procurement.ucf.edu/solicitations/, under ITN2020-05MCSA.

Please note: This ITN is a Procurement process, not a job listing.  Offers must be in accordance with the instructions in the ITN document and must meet the minimum requirements; otherwise, the Offer will be considered non-responsive and rejected.  Interested respondents are strongly encouraged to fully read through the ITN requirements before submitting an Offer.

All interested respondents for the contractor position shall send any communications and/or inquiries in writing to the individual and address stated below. Inquiries are preferred via email. UCF will consider only those communications and/or inquiries submitted in writing to the individual below on or before 9/11/20 @ 5 pm.  Deadline for offer submission is 9/29/20 @ 3 pm.  Submission instructions are provided in the ITN document.

For questions on the procurement process please contact Brian Sargent Procurement Services Department 12424 Research Parkway, Suite 300 Orlando, FL 32816-0975 brian.sargent@ucf.edu Phone: 407-823-2661

The University of Central Florida is an emerging pre-eminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando, one of the most visited cities in the world. UCF benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment, a high quality of life, and opportunities to grow, learn and succeed. UCF’s main campus is 13 miles east of downtown Orlando and adjacent to one of the top research parks in the nation. The university also has an accredited College of Medicine in the Medical City at Lake Nona.

The Attending Veterinarian (AV) shall be responsible for providing professional and regulatory veterinary oversight for the university’s animal care facilities and programs at all UCF campuses. The AV must have a veterinary degree from an AVMA-accredited institution and license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States. The candidate should also have experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine.

The primary role of the AV is working with the animal care program, inclusive of the Office of Animal Welfare (OAW), Institutional Care and Use Committee (IACUC), animal facilities and institutional administration.

  1. The AV will be on call as needed. Provisions may include the use of remote consultation by email, telephone, Zoom/Skype/Facetime, etc.
  2. Attending Vet services shall include a physical presence of ~5 days a month on Campus (includes multiple campus locations), unless exigent circumstances arise necessitating AV absence and advance approval is granted by the Institutional Official (IO).
  3. Routine communication and/or consultation with animal users as needed regarding veterinary care issues.
  4. Provide recommendations for the design and operation of research and development program using animals.
  5. Support the planning and execution of animal research projects, including but not limited to the selection of anesthetics and analgesics, proper post-surgical care and approved euthanasia methodologies.
  6. Perform IACUC protocol reviews within assigned time frame. In most cases reviews will occur during time away from campus, as most protocols will need to be reviewed and approved by the AV due to the assigned category and procedures performed.
  7. Perform Post Approval monitoring of IACUC approved protocols.
  8. Comply with occupational health, hazard containment, and provide recommendations for the EHS zoonosis control program.
  9. Animal Care program oversight and support through animal facility managers.
  10. Assist in providing clinical care and preventive medicine for the animals.
  11. Develop and deliver University-wide individual and group session trainings on topics related to animal care and use, both at regularly scheduled intervals and as needed.
  12. On-site semi-annual inspections of the animal care facilities and research labs (when applicable) and assessment of the health and well-being of all research animals.
  13. Participate in triannual AAALACi program description planning, preparation, review, training and site visit.
  14. Assist with review, revisions, and approvals of SOPs and policies.
  15. Serve as a standing, voting member of the IACUC and chair IACUC meetings when appointed Chair is not available.
  16. Remain up-to-date and advise on relevant animal care and use regulation and guidelines, including the Animal Welfare Act and Regulations, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animal, AAALACi, and/or other regulatory entities.
  17. Ensure that accurate and compliant veterinary medical records are maintained in all animal facilities.
  18. Participate in future facility planning and expansion according to university growth and development and increase of animal use program, as needed.
  19. Perform other professional and miscellaneous duties as assigned.

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Clinical Veterinarian/Associate Director of Operations or Assistant Director in the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences,Little Rock, AR

9/3/20

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) invites applications for a veterinarian in the position of Clinical Veterinarian/Associate Director of Operations or Assistant Director in the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Provides clinical care to all campus animals 
  • Assists and collaborating with campus investigators on various protocols
  • Assists in directing and supervising the daily operation of DLAM including staffing needs and animal holding room needs 
  • Provides surgical and anesthesia skills to the research community  
  • Provides emergency care after-hours, weekends, and holidays on a rotating basis 
  • Coordinates the health surveillance and quarantine programs 
  • Conducts clinical assessment rounds
  • Participates in  all IACUC  and other committee activities as coordinated by the Director including meeting attendance, protocol review, facility inspections, and program reviews 
  • Works with other support entities (i.e. physical plant, OHS, PAM)on campus to insure compliance
  • Responsible for preparation, implementation and  continuous  review of standard operating procedures
  • Trains researchers and animal care staff in animal handling, sample collection techniques, compound administration, and other biomethodologies
  • Participates in teaching/training responsibilities on campus and at other contract institutions
  • Conducts veterinary consultations on model selection,  study design and protocol development  
  • Conducts collaborative research and other scholarly activities
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

Candidate Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following professional qualifications and personal characteristics:

  • DVM degree or equivalent from an AVMA-accredited institution
  • Completion of an ACLAM-approved training program or ACLAM board-eligibility. 
  • Must meet the University’s requirements for an academic appointment
  • Ability to obtain a Arkansas veterinary license
  • Ability to pass a medical evaluation, which includes receiving medical clearance to wear/use a variety of respiratory protection devices and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Must successfully complete background checks and be eligible for employment in areas governed by the U. S. Patriot Act and the Public Health and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, 42 CFR 73, 7 CFR 331, and 9 CFR 121.

Preferred Professional Experience and Characteristics

  • ACLAM board certification.
  • The candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with a diverse audience of students, technicians and professional staff and have proficient computer skills.

Interested individuals are asked to submit their CV and a cover letter addressing their experiences that fulfill the criteria for this position to Julian Tunno, Manager of Executive and Faculty Recruitment at jtunno@uams.edu  Contact Julian Tunno by phone at 501-686-2590.

Written nominations, inquiries, and applications (including emails) may be subject to disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence


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Clinical Research Veterinarian, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

9/3/20

JOB SUMMARY

Provide appropriate veterinary care and regulatory compliance consistent with Standard Operating Procedures and in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act, The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the Ag Guide. This includes but is not limited to implementation of the preventive health program, research support and consultation, disease surveillance and prevention, colony management, teaching, and weekend/holiday rotation.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provide veterinary care for regulated animals at MSU.
  2. Participate in or conduct diagnostic pathological and microbiological procedures.
  3. Provide technical support and/or participate collaboratively in research projects and provide trainind consultative services for scientists wishing to use animals.
  4. Work closely with LARAC staff to ensure that the housing, husbandry and care of regulated animals remain in compliance.
  5. Develop and maintain programs of preventative medicine, animal health surveillance and colony management.
  6. Serve as a facilitative expert in the use of animals in a regulated environment. May serve as an alternate on the IACUC, review protocols, write SOPS, and serve in the capacity of director as needed.
  7. Consult with researchers on protocol development and animal model selection.
  8. Work closely with the veterinary technology program to include teaching, training and technical support.
  9. Perform related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility

  1. Provide direct supervision of LARAC and/or student veterinary technicians and/or indirect supervision of LARAC staff.

The above essential duties are representative of major duties of positions in this position. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned to the above consistent with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.

REQUIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Required/Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience in laboratory animal medicine which includes institutional veterinary research (academic, industrial or government), including a minimum of two (2) years of supervisory
  • Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).

Preferred Qualifications:

Three – five years of experience. ACLAM board certification or board eligibility will be considered. Demonstrated interest and success in performing research, and a desire to work in a research and teaching environment. Experience working with a wide range of species, including traditional laboratory animals, agricultural animals, fish and fowl.

Application Instructions: Applicants should apply online at:

https://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/500420/clinical-research-veterinarian

An application should contain: 1) a letter of interest for the position, 2) a current resume or curriculum vitae, 3) contact information for three references.

We are 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 or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Associate Director for Veterinary Services – Division of Animal Resources, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

8/31/20

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) seeks an Associate Director to lead the Veterinary Services section of the Division of Animal Resources (DAR).  The DAR maintains and manages research infrastructure to support the university animal research community.  This is an ideal opportunity for someone to assume an important leadership role in the support of research at the institution and to be part of an ongoing effort to support the research quality and competitiveness of VCU.  The Associate Director reports directly to the Director of DAR, serves as a member of the IACUC and will work with the Director in improving and sustaining existing vivarium facilities and in planning new ones. 

Responsibilities as Associate Director of this AAALAC International accredited institution include oversight of clinical care and well-being of animals used in biomedical research at the University, providing assurance for compliance with all regulatory and accreditation standards concerning research animals, directing a staff of 4 and managing DAR resources.  Duties include the following:  assist in the development and oversight of animal health monitoring programs; protocol review consultation; participation in training of animal care staff, faculty and investigative staff; providing veterinary review of IACUC applications; IACUC membership; oversight of the surgical research unit; and liaison and coordination with facilities and security planning and development. The candidate should have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. Experience with transgenic mice and mouse models of cancer including highly immunocompromised animals is required.

Requirements include DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited program, Board certification by ACLAM, and 3-5 years of experience at a comparable facility.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively, an ability to supervise technical and professional staff, strong interpersonal skills, and experience with highly immunocompromised mouse models of cancer, particularly models used in PDX studies.  The ideal candidate will also meet the following preferred qualifications: experience with transgenic mouse models including mouse models of cancer, zebrafish, and large/USDA regulated species including swine, rabbits, guinea pigs, etc.  Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU.

Applications and nominations, including letter of interest, vitae and the names and contact information for three references should be submitted to: https://www.vcujobs.com/

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Note: Select “Research” after clicking on the link above.


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Head of Lab Animal Sciences/Attending Veterinarian, Biomere, Worcester, MA

8/31/20

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

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

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Head of Laboratory Animal Sciences (LAS) works under the direct guidance of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the Institutional Official (IO). The goal of this department is to collaborate with and provide expert support to our research scientists in the discovery, characterization, and development of novel therapeutic products for a variety of human diseases. As a LAS team, we are dedicated to providing excellent animal care, progressive veterinary medicine, and expert lab animal science knowledge. The Head of LAS has direct program authority and responsibility for the animal care and use program.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Define and implement LAS program, in compliance with all regulations and policies, nationally and locally.
  • Serves as Attending Veterinarian. Direct day–to-day oversight of the animal care and use program including, but not limited to:
  • Ensure that all animal care related activities are conducted in accordance with company policies, guidelines, and SOPs, and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards and regulations.
    • Ensure that documentation requirements are met;
    • Partners with research teams to offer proactive guidance and expertise to inform decisions on protocols and procedures to ensure the most efficient use of laboratory animals on studies;
    • Institute the use of appropriate methods to prevent, control, diagnose, and treat diseases and injuries;
    • Provide expertise and consultation on matters of animal health and welfare, including, but not limited to: the use of proper anesthesia and analgesia in laboratory animals; recognition and training for treatment of in the relief of pain and distress; discussion of the possible complications related to procedures used or disease models proposed; review of the plans for appropriate and timely medical intervention;
    • Ensure daily observation of all animals by personnel to assess their health and well-being;
    • Conduct routine Physical Examinations (PE) and the testing of non-human primates for tuberculosis (TB).
    • Provide expertise and consultation on matters regarding animal and personnel health status-control program including, but not limited to: vaccinations, safety programs, zoonosis control, euthanasia methods, and other appropriate provisions related to animal research.
    • Accountable for managing Biomere's pathogen exclusion lists for and collaborating with the teams to establish biosecurity to reduce the spread of pathogens, traffic patterns, and PPE standards.
  • Provides oversight of quarantine program which includes participation in vendor management, e.g. reviewing vendor health information, communicating specific issues related to shipments to them, tracking overall vendor performance, as applicable.
  • Collaborates on implementation of the animal behavior and enrichment program. 
  • Manages veterinary staff and provides training for veterinary technicians/staff. Ensures that training is properly documented and regularly updated as necessary.
  • Collaborates with the training program on the development and/or training of new or innovative techniques and other procedural improvements. May provide oversight of the verification of staff proficiency and assists with approval of designated trainer status. Responsible for ensuring proficiency of all on-site clients and/or consultants who work with animals at Biomere
  • Experience in building and leading teams, managing people and animal research facilities, with strong interpersonal and communication skills. May perform surgeries, provide surgical support and/or anesthesia, or provide surgical and analgesic technical expertise/advice.
  • Serves on the Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) as a member.
  • Provides emergency coverage and on weekends and holidays, as scheduled, for the care of animals.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of company policies, state and federal regulations and other assignments required to support the animal care program (e.g. SOP development and implementation, maintenance of AAALAC accreditation standards).
  • Remains current on new and revised study protocols, animal care, treatments, etc.
  • Complies with all regulatory guidelines, occupation health as well as health and safety programs, in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Proactively partners with key stakeholders across the organization (e.g., HR, Compliance, Facilities, Environmental Health & Safety, Occupational Health).
  • Performs other duties as required.

PROBLEM SOLVING/DECISION MAKING

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

PLANNING

  • Experience providing excellent clinical and surgical care in the lab animal field, providing technical support to research projects, collaborating with researchers, ensuring compliance with federal regulations and AAALAC standards, and training/teaching research and lab animal staff. Anticipates company needs and organizes information and regulations for company programs and policies, including, but not limited to: vaccinations, zoonosis control, euthanasia methods, other appropriate provisions related to animal research, and technical instruction for upcoming studies involving animal care program.
  • Develops/reviews current and newly established policies and procedures.
  • Serves as expert on implementing changes regarding animal care program.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

  • Directly supervises company veterinarians and provides technical supervision of employees involved with animal care.
  • With senior management, provides oversight and reviews the company’s veterinary care program to ensure the animals are cared for in compliance with the regulations and company policies

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education

Work Experience

Accredited veterinary school

AND 10 years of related training and laboratory animal medicine experience 

OR certified as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

AND 10 years of related training and laboratory animal medicine experience 

OR equivalent formal education deemed appropriate by APHIS administrator

AND 10 years of related training and laboratory animal medicine experience

  • License to practice Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts.
  • DACLAM eligible preferred
  • Experience with biosafety, crisis management and occupational health & safety training.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) skills and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with various levels of personnel collaborating on research projects, clients and vendors and for presentations.
  • Must work well in a team-oriented environment as well as demonstrate the ability to work independently within established policies and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of study protocols and IACUC processes involved. Proficient in computer-based software programs: Microsoft® Office Suite, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and the Internet.

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

Emily Hickey, DVM, PhD
Chief Operating Officer
ehickey@biomere.com


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Veterinarian, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX

8/24/20

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso is seeking a highly motivated Veterinarian to join the Office of the Vice President for Research. The Veterinarian will be responsible for examining, diagnosing, and treating diseases of laboratory animals to ensure the health of animals used in scientific research, and to comply with regulations governing their humane and ethical treatment. The position also serves as Attending Veterinarian on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The Sun City is home to many great attractions and outdoor events such as the Franklin Mountains State Park and our very own state-of-the-art Triple-A baseball park. El Paso boasts one of the lowest national crime rates, low cost-of-living, and great weather.

Required Qualifications
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, licensed to practice in the state of Texas or capable of taking and passing state exam. Must have practice experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
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Preferred Qualifications
Post-Doctoral residency, or equivalent, in Laboratory Animal Medicine with 3-5 years’ experience in a laboratory environment. Interest and ability to qualify for the National Board Examination given by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or foreign equivalent. Interest and ability to obtain Diplomat status in ACLAM or foreign equivalent.

For information regarding the position, and to submit a job application for consideration, please apply online at www.texastech.edu/careers, requisition ID: 21515BR. A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package is included.

For confidential inquiries, please contact:

     Myriam Casillas, DrPH
     Managing Director, Office of the Vice President for Research
     myriam.casillas@ttuhsc.edu

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.


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Director, Animal Resources, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

8/24/20

The Director of Animal Resources reports to the Vice President for Research and serves as the University Attending Veterinarian relative to guidelines published in the Guide for Care and Use of Laboratory Animals produced by the Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources (ILAR), USDA's Animal Welfare Regulations, the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching, the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and guidance documents from the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) and AAALAC International, as appropriate.  Oklahoma State University (OSU) is a Land Grant University with a breadth of research activities that include agriculture, biomedical, fisheries and wildlife studies.  Two types of animal programs exist at OSU, an administratively centralized Animal Resources (AR) program and programs not under direct administrative control of the Director of Animal Resources.  As University Attending Veterinarian, this position has responsibility for the health and welfare of all OSU animals involved in research, teaching, or testing in both the centralized and decentralized animal care programs.  This position also carries a faculty appointment within the College of Veterinary Medicine allowing for the opportunity for teaching within the veterinary curriculum.

  • At times it is necessary for this individual to work nights/weekends as well as outdoors during summers and winters.
  • Travel within Oklahoma and outside the state will be required for inspections and professional development.
  • At times will need to work around and/or with large agricultural animals (cattle, horses, sheep, pigs, and goats), various breeds of dogs and cats, and wildlife; working with such animals always carries potential for bodily injury.
  • At times will be required to work with animals being used in studies with hazardous agents, thus creating potential chemical and biological safety hazards.
  • At times may be required to lift items weighing 40 pounds.
Applicants should submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae and contact information for at least three professional references.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • D.V.M of Veterinary Medicine.
  • DVM or VMD from an AVMA accredited institution.
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in Lab Animal and Comparative Veterinary Medicine, not including training.
  • Must be licensed (or license-eligible) to practice veterinary medicine in Oklahoma (if license-eligible, must obtain an Oklahoma veterinary license upon acceptance of the position).
  • Must have direct experience and/or deep familiarity with the AAALAC accreditation process
Preferred Qualifications:
  • ACLAM Board Certified
Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations,OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

To apply, go to: https://okstate.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=8&id=8311


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Staff Scientist – Veterinarian Animal Behavior Specialist, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Office of Research Services, Division of Veterinary Resources, Bethesda, MD

8/13/20

Join our dynamic team as a Laboratory Animal Behavior Specialist. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s largest medical research facility, has this challenging and rewarding position available in the Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR).

Working as the Laboratory Animal Behavior Specialist in the DVR for the NIH requires mastery of a broad program of veterinary medicine and animal behavior, recognized skill to develop modern mechanisms and techniques, and new or revised program approaches to enhance animal well-being in the research setting.  You will be responsible for the direction of behavior and environmental enrichment for both large and small animal programs in multiple animal facilities, direction of technical staff, and oversight of contract services behavior staff. The Laboratory Animal Behavior Specialist helps establish policies and procedures, and guidelines for animal behavior and environmental enrichment to ensure full compliance of the animal program with pertinent laws, acts, regulations and USPHS and NIH policies and consistent with DVR policies and mission. The ability to work with a wide spectrum of individuals in a team setting is essential. The Laboratory Animal Behavior Specialist is an important DVR position, being seen as a critical position by the DVR Director and Senior DVR Leadership. The Animal Behavior Specialist reports directly to the DVR Director.

Qualifications for the DVR Behaviorist include a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education.  Candidates must have successfully completed National Veterinary Board certification, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state and have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional veterinary experience. Graduates of veterinary schools not AVMA accredited must have Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates certification. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and/or the Animal College of Animal Welfare, or other similar certification is highly recommended. A substantial background in laboratory animal behavior is critical.

The mission of the Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR) is to contribute to and support the advancement of NIH intramural biomedical research by providing excellence in animal care and specialized research services. DVR is a centrally managed AAALAC accredited program that is responsive, efficient, and accountable to the NIH researchers' needs. The DVR is a large, multifaceted, central program that (1) provides veterinary medicine and technical support to research animals; (2) provides husbandry and care of a large animal population with multiple species; (3) provides diagnostic and a variety of research services; and (4) provides central support services for all NIH animal care programs such as animal transportation and procurement.

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. A full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave, and savings plan (401(k) equivalent).  Appointments for this position are made as Staff Scientist and are open to all sources.  This position is subject to a background investigation.  The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.  The duty stations for this position are Bethesda and Poolesville, Maryland.  Applications must be received by September 30, 2020 and interested candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae (CV), bibliography, and the names and addresses of three references.  Current CV, Bibliography and References may be emailed to Doreen Quimby at doreen.quimby@nih.gov.

DHHS/NIH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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Senior Manager/Attending Veterinarian, Zoetis, Lincoln, NB

8/13/20

Position Summary

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

Position Responsibilities

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

Resources Managed

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

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

Education and Experience

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

Required and Preferred Competencies

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

Physical Requirements

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

To apply

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

Or directly to:

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


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

8/10/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Veterinarian, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, LA

8/3/20

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

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

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

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

This position will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected.

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

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


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

7/30/20

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

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

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

EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran


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Veterinarian IV, Covance, Madison, WI

7/30/20

Covance is currently seeking a Veterinarian IV to join their team based in Madison, WI. Reporting to the Director, Animal Welfare and Veterinary Services, the incumbent will provide veterinary health care for laboratory animals, give advice regarding the care and maintenance of laboratory animals, and provide training for technicians.  To monitor animal health and welfare in compliance with applicable animal welfare regulations and help maintain facilities for AAALAC accreditation.

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

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


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Clinical Veterinarian, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

7/27/20

Tulane University is seeking applications for a new clinical faculty position of Clinical Veterinarian within the Department of Comparative Medicine. Responsibilities of the position include general medical and surgical care of research animals, provision of research support, service on the IACUC, and training of investigators, laboratory animal medicine residents, and animal care technicians. The successful candidate will be provided opportunities to participate in the conduct of independent or collaborative research.

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

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

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


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

7/20/20

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

Responsibilities

Veterinary services (60%)

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

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

Regulatory compliance (30%)

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

Research role, personnel management and support (10%)

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

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

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

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


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

7/20/20

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

Key Responsibilities include:

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

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:

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

Preferred education experience and skills:

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

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

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


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

7/20/20

TO APPLY

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

SUMMARY

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

EDUCATION, LICENNSURE, & EXPERIENCE

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

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

7/14/20

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

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

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

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

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


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Clinical Veterinarian, West Virginia University, Morgantown WV

7/10/20

Position Summary:

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

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

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

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

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


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

7/10/20

Position Summary:

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

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

Job-Specific Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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


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

6/22/20

Position Summary:

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

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

About the Department

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

Qualifications

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

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

Essential Functions

1. Personnel Management (30%)

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

2. Regulatory Compliance (20%)

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

3. Programmatic support (20%)

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

4. Teaching/Training (20%)

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

5. Customer Service (5%)

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

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

How To Apply

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

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

This position will remain open until filled.

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


 
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Staff Veterinarian, Biomere, Worcester, MA

6/22/20

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

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

GENERAL SUMMARY

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

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

PROBLEM SOLVING/DECISION MAKING

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Work Experience

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

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

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


 
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Senior Clinical Veterinarian or Clinical Veterinarian, Birmingham, AL

6/19/20

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Resident Veterinarian, Rutgers University,Piscataway, NJ

6/17/20

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

Key duties of this position are:

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

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


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

6/15/20

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

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

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

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


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

6/12/20

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

Final Filing Date: 7/10/2020

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

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

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

Preferred: 

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check

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

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

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

Job ID # 7956

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


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

6/12/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Augusta University and AU Health System are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. We seek and encourage applicants from underrepresented categories.

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


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

6/12/20

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

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


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

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

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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


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Lab Animal Veterinarian, Seattle Genetics, Bothell, WA

6/4/20

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

Education and Certification:

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

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

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


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Veterinarian II, Covance, Somerset, NJ

6/4/20

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

  • Provide laboratory animal medical and surgical care by examination, treatment and advice to ensure adequate and humane veterinary support, with minimal supervision/mentoring.
  • Assist supervisor to ensure that company policies and practices regarding animal care and welfare are in compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Assist in training of staff including
  • Serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, as needed.
  • Performs physical examinations of laboratory animals as indicated in protocols and SOP.
  • Report all animal care concerns and become involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary.
  • Participates in client conference calls and visits.
  • Manages projects and complex cases independently.
  • Develops skills related to client-requested veterinary procedures (e.g., skin biopsies, bone marrow samples, CSF collection, anesthesia techniques).
  • Mentors veterinary technical and animal operations staff.
  • Learn to provide scientific expertise on animal health, biology, physiology, and research methodology to staff scientists and technicians.

Education/Qualifications

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

How to apply

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