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Staff Veterinarian,Safety Assessment, Charles River, Reno NV

12/4/20

Req ID #:   84374
Location: 
Reno, NV, US, 89511

Contact Person: James Garofalo    james.garofalo@crl.com     978-944-7248
Application Link:    https://jobs.criver.com/job/Reno-Staff-Veterinarian-NV-89511/696054700/

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families.

Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 

As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.

Job Summary

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

This position is responsible for overseeing and performing veterinary procedures that support all studies. This position will also oversee all aspects of the animal care and use program.

The following are minimum requirements related to the Staff Veterinarian  position:

  • Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) or international equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in laboratory animal medicine required
  • 2 years management experience preferred
  • 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 1 U.S. state required
  • Ability to practice veterinary medicine in the work state highly desirable
  • ACLAM eligibility or accreditation preferred
  • Computer literacy, good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and guidelines that govern animal research, research conduct principles (GLP) and current methodology of laboratory animal medicine and management is important

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

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

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

 If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.


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Clinical Veterinarian,West Virginia University, Morgantown WV

12/3/20

West Virginia University seeks a Clinical Veterinarian who will have a joint appointment in the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources (OLAR) (70%) and Davis College of Agriculture (30%) in Morgantown WV. OLAR provides animal care for all animals used in biomedical research at WVU. The Davis College of Agriculture has several farm operations in Morgantown and surrounding areas.  The Morgantown farm has broiler and breeder chickens, over 200 sheep and 30 Hereford cows.  There is a certified organic farm in Morgantown housing approximately 80 sheep. The Reedsville farm has primarily beef cattle composed of approximately 100 commercial cows.  Additionally, this location is home to a newly established equine facility where WVU owns 8 horses and hosts outside events.

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. In addition, OLAR manages vivarium space at the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, Life Science Building, and Food Animal Research Facility. Representative species include rodents, rabbits, aquatics, birds and agricultural animals.  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 work closely with the OLAR/Davis College veterinarians and veterinary technicians to provide state of the art veterinary care for research/teaching animals. This individual will provide veterinary coverage, including on-call/after hours care, for the veterinary care program (OLAR and Davis College) to include herd health, clinical/diagnostic treatments, internal medicine, and surgery to the biomedical research locations and farms in Morgantown, Reedsville, and occasionally other college farms at greater distance depending on needs. The Clinical Veterinarian will provide IACUC protocol advice to PIs and research staff and will provide clinical and surgical support for biomedical and agricultural studies as appropriate. The Clinical Veterinarian will share rotating on-call duties and provide back-up clinical care with other WVU veterinarians (covering both agricultural and biomedical animals) 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 have experience working with domestic, farm, and/or laboratory species. The individual should have an interest in providing veterinary care for animals used in research and teaching in both a traditional agricultural and biomedical setting. 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, large animal medicine/surgery or equivalent experience is desired. A valid driver’s license is required. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to develop collegial relationships with researchers, farm/husbandry staff, students and stakeholders 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 jobs.wvu.edu.   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,Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

12/3/20

The Clinical Veterinarian will be responsible for providing care to research animals in assigned facilities, including the observation of animals, diagnosis and treatment of clinical conditions, prescription and monitoring of necessary medications, and maintenance of animal health records.

Duties:

  • Provide veterinary clinical care for the animals at BCM.
  • Perform veterinary rounds as scheduled and provide clinical care and preventive medicine support.
  • Perform surgical support and provide anesthesia, surgical, and analgesic technical expertise to facilitate protocol development.
  • Assist in training for laboratory animal residents, veterinary technicians, and research staff. Training may include veterinary diagnostics, techniques, and minor surgical procedures.
  • Ensure that reports and other materials are prepared and submitted as required.
  • Provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), including protocol review, program review, and facility inspections.
  • Serve on the IACUC as voting member or alternate member.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines, and standards that relate to animal care and use.
  • Make recommendations and assist in establishing and enhancing veterinary and animal care standards.
  • Use controlled substances and be responsible for maintaining appropriate records.
  • Provide veterinary emergency coverage on nights, weekends, and holidays on a rotating basis.

Required:

  • DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state of the USA.
  • Obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in Texas within 6 months of hire.
  • Obtain a practitioner’s DEA registration within 6 months of hire.
  • 2 years of experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principals and practices of veterinary medicine.
  • A thorough knowledge of all rules, regulations, policies and guidelines relating to the use of research animals.
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department personnel, investigators, research staff, and institutional administrators.
  • Experience in an academic research environment.
  • Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine or board eligible.

Preferred:

  • Completion of an ACLAM-approved residency training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Specialized knowledge or experience with large animal surgery and model development.
  • ACLAM board certification

Point of contact:

Rebecca Blackwood, DVM, DACLAM
blackwoo@bcm.edu
713-798-5885

To apply:
https://jobs.bcm.edu/job/Houston-Clinical-Veterinarian-Texa/690319400/


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Clinical Veterinarian, AbbVie,Irvine, California, United States

11/30/20

Research & Development

Req ID: 205137

Envision working with energetic colleagues and inspirational leaders. Now, place yourself in that mix; leading discussions, asking the right questions and driving results.

AbbVie is seeking an experienced Clinical Veterinarian to join our team.  In this role, you will execute and provide clinical oversight including diagnosis and treatment for disease processes in research animals under area of responsibility. You will also provide surgical support to needed areas of research in both small and large animals.

You will:

  • Monitor animal health and welfare in compliance with applicable animal welfare regulations and help maintain facilities for continued AAALAC accreditation. Perform veterinary rounds as scheduled and provide routine and non-routine veterinary medical care and technical procedures, (e.g., preventative medicine, pre-operative, interoperative, and post-operative) for a variety of species.
  • Perform surgery, interventional surgery or diagnostic techniques (e.g., radiographs, ultrasound) to support R&D investigations and pre-clinical studies for regulatory submission.
  • Monitors colony health to assure the quality of vendors, and the adequacy of the health of all animals received within the facilities of the department.
  • Provide scientific expertise on animal health, biology, physiology, and research methodology to staff scientists and technicians. Participate in scientific research & development activities with other AbbVie Scientists. Participate in collaborative research and the generation of animal models for ocular or other therapeutic areas.
  • Incorporate the 3 R’s of Replacement, Refinement, and Reduction in their daily decision-making, conduct of research-oriented activities and guidance to research staff.
  • Serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and animal welfare oversight, including protocol review, program review and facility inspections.
  • Contribute to the training and development of veterinary, husbandry and research staff. Training may include veterinary diagnostics, techniques and minor surgical procedures.
  • Write, review and update veterinary care SOPs as required.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from American Veterinary Medical Association accredited or equivalent institution.
  • License to practice in at least one state within the US and ability to obtain a license and USDA accreditation in California within 6 months of hire.
  • Broad knowledge and expertise in laboratory animal health/medicine, diagnostics, pathology, treatment, surgical procedures, and clinical care of a wide variety of research animal species, including non-human primates
  • Proven expertise in identifying key issues, trends, and cause/effects as they impact the business while encouraging and providing opportunities to share knowledge by providing expertise on all internal collaborations.
  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board eligibility preferred.

Experience:

  • DVM with ACLAM board eligibility and 3+ years of lab animal experience; OR
  • DVM without ACLAM board eligibility and 5+ years laboratory animal experience; OR
  • DVM with PhD and 2+ years animal laboratory experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At Allergan, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Apply here.


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Director, Comparative Medicine,Georgia (Atlanta metro area); California (the Silicon Valley); or remote

11/30/20

To learn more and/or apply, please contact our recruiter via email. You may send your resume and other attachments with contact information.

Primary Function of Position:

The Director of Comparative Medicine is responsible for directing and managing all animal care at Company and for ensuring compliance with all applicable animal welfare regulations.  The Director will oversee Veterinarians, Animal Health Technologists, R&D Lab Operations staff, and other Comparative Medicine staff to ensure quality animal care while supporting the animal use needs of multiple departments. The Comparative Medicine team has approximately 35 members across multiple locations in the Silicon Valley (CA, USA), Atlanta area (GA, USA), Tokyo (Japan) and Seoul (South Korea).

Ideally, this position would be based in Georgia (Atlanta area) or California (Silicon Valley); we would consider a remote candidate with the ability to travel more often.

Position Responsibilities:

Management and Administration

  • Provide oversight, oversees and reviews the company’s veterinary care program including the development and implementation of animal care and use SOPs and policies, and ensures all related personnel receive appropriate training
  • Act as Attending Veterinarian on the IACUC, with responsibilities including thorough review of all animal care and use protocols and direction of routine regulatory audits of the Program and facilities
  • Ensure external audit-readiness for Company-owned animal care facilities and serve as the Point of Contact/Directly Responsible Individual for external audits.
  • Ensure animals are cared for in compliance with the regulations and company policies
  • Create SOPs and direct facility adherence to SOPs in alignment with OLAW, PHS and IACUC animal care guidelines
  • Ensure facility compliance with USDA Animal Welfare Regulations
  • Develop processes to measure compliance with current standards in veterinary care and animal welfare regulations and policies in which the facilities are located.
  • Either directly or through a designee, review/audit the animal welfare programs at third-party owned training facilities that provide Company customer training to ensure compliance with accrediting and regulatory organizations.
  • Either directly or through a designee, assist with opening new Company-owned or third-party owned customer training centers.
  • Oversee the Post Approval Monitoring program
  • Pursue, obtain, and maintain AAALAC Accreditation for all Company-owned animal care facilities
  • Supervise clinical veterinarians at US and International Company-owned animal care facilities.
  • Collaborate across time zones with periodic (no less than annual) travel, by self or through a designee, to each US and international Company-owned animal care facility
  • Provide support to and development of Comparative Medicine team including veterinarians, animal health technologists and lab operations staff
  • Develop and oversee the training and career building opportunities related to veterinary science and ensure that appropriate documentation is performed to maintain regulatory compliance.
  • Develop and manage the department’s operational budget and resources
  • As a subject matter expert, provide consultation to investigators regarding protocol development, proper animal use techniques, and selection of the most appropriate animal models.
  • Proactively partner with key stakeholders across the organization (e.g., Customer Training, Clinical Development Engineering, Facilities, and EH&S).

Animal Care

  • Provide clinical and regulatory oversight to the animal care and use program encompassing all Training and R&D facilities operated by Company.
  • Oversee and develop policies for animal procurement, housing, and management, including oversight of animal quality assurance and disease surveillance programs
  • Routinely review best practices in the delivery of veterinary care and work with the clinical veterinarians to implement opportunities for continuous improvement when possible.
  • Oversee those administering anesthesia.
  • Ensuring that anesthesia records are reviewed as needed to assess all adverse events and completeness of records
  • May perform surgeries, provide surgical support and/or anesthesia, or provide surgical and analgesic technical expertise/advice.
  • Remains current on new and revised study/training protocols, animal care, treatments, regulations, etc.
  • Complies with all regulatory guidelines, occupation health and safety programs, in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Serves as expert on implementing changes regarding the animal care program.
  • Provide backup veterinary support as needed at Company-owned animal care facilities.

Maintenance and Inventory

  • Provide input and guidance for facility design, development, or improvement
  • Routinely review animal care and use equipment inventory and functionality and make recommendations for obsolescence planning and improvements
  • Oversee those responsible for inventory management and maintenance.

Skills/Experience

  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from an AVMA-Accredited University and active licensure in at least one US state with ability to obtain license in either California or Georgia within 6 months of hire
  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine certification required
  • Minimum five years of experience leading an animal care and use program, especially in facilities conducting surgical protocols in large animal models
  • Previous experience serving on an IACUC as Attending Veterinarian
  • Extensive knowledge and experience overseeing compliance with current USDA, PHS, OLAW, IACUC, and AAALAC rules, regulations and standards.
  • Experience achieving AAALAC accreditation preferred
  • Experience in medical device research and development preferred
  • Proven skill providing large animal care utilizing critical care techniques
  • Experience with rodent models, especially those used in surgical and imaging studies preferred
  • Experience in developing and leading large teams, managing people and animal research facilities and building rapport to influence messaging, acceptance and understanding
  • Ability to coach and provide clear direction to teams locally, nationally and internationally
  • Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills with the ability to effectively present to all levels of the organization
  • Experience working with R&D investigators of varied backgrounds and experience levels
  • Meticulous attention to detail, ability to shift priorities as needed while making effective use of time and resources and routinely meeting agreed upon deadlines
  • Demonstrated strong business judgement, critical thinking, problem solving and effective decision-making skills
  • Ability to quickly identify areas of improvement and implement solutions with an interdisciplinary approach
  • Process driven with the ability to execute functional processes while using appropriate change management approaches
  • Experience carrying out audits or inspections would be advantageous
  • Strong sense of accountability, responsibility and sense of ownership
  • Approximately 25% travel, depending upon location.

To learn more and/or apply, please contact our recruiter via email. You may send your resume and other attachments with contact information.

Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws.


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Senior Staff Veterinarian, Bristol Myers Squibb, New Brunswick, NJ and Lawrenceville, NJ

11/24/20

To apply, go to

https://bristolmyerssquibb.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/BMS/job/Princeton---NJ---US/Senior-Staff-Veterinarian_R1529326-1

The BMS Veterinary Sciences (VS) department located in New Brunswick, NJ and Lawrenceville, NJ, both USDA and AAALAC accredited research facilities, is seeking a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian with a clinical focus to join a dynamic, fast-paced team involved in all aspects of the veterinary care program for large and small animal species, while providing technical and scientific support for multiple thematic research centers.

The Senior Staff Veterinarian’s responsibilities will include providing daily clinical support at our Discovery site in Lawrenceville, NJ and our Nonclinical Safety Evaluation site in New Brunswick, NJ. Responsibilities include model development for research groups; conducting and interpreting laboratory procedures including electrocardiography and ophthalmoscopy in a Drug Safety environment; performing or providing oversight of surgical procedures; maintaining high quality health care and records for all laboratory animals; authoring standard operating procedures, guidelines, and research reports; assisting with experimental protocol design and review of IACUC protocols; providing professional consultations and scientific support to investigators; participating in the rodent health monitoring and vendor animal health quality assurance programs; providing supervision of veterinary scientists; implementing staff training and development to support regulatory compliance; and participation in a rotating on-call schedule for weekend, holiday, and emergency coverage. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to animal welfare, promotion and transparency of biomedical research, the 3Rs, and will be actively engaged in the BMS Culture of Care. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate and model strong collaborative skills across sites and teams, and will directly contribute to team success at both the New Brunswick, NJ and Lawrenceville, NJ sites.  Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience working independently on clinical veterinary cases and be able to assist with training staff on the veterinary care and husbandry of research animals as mandated by federal law, regulations, accreditation standards and policies as set by the IACUC.

These responsibilities are conducted in compliance with FDA and/or USDA regulations and guidelines to maintain AAALAC Accreditation. This position will require the employee to work with chemical, radiological, or biological agents that may be hazardous to health if mishandled. Employees will be required to follow all safety procedures and use personal protective clothing/equipment where specified

Qualifications

  • DVM or VMD or equivalent plus a current license to practice veterinary medicine in the US 
  • Understanding of the biology and medicine of laboratory animals as acquired by completion of a post-doctoral program in laboratory animal medicine or another veterinary specialty is strongly desired
  • Applicable clinical experience with a wide range of species
  • Practical understanding of the use of personal protective equipment to prevent injuries and exposure to zoonotic agents
  • Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills and ability to reach independent, reasoned solutions
  • Ability to successfully collaborate and develop effective working relationships with research and VS staff from diverse educational and technical backgrounds
  • Travel required to support both the New Brunswick, NJ and Lawrenceville, NJ sites. Travel for training or other business needs with consecutive nights away from home may additionally occur.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals is strongly desired. Experience working in a GLP environment is preferred
  • Board certification or board eligibility from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or other recognized AVMA specialty certification including but not limited to: American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and  American College of Animal Welfare (ACAW) is preferred

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) is the industry leader in immuno-oncology with life-saving medicines and a rich clinical portfolio of diverse modalities including monoclonal antibody, antibody-drug conjugate, fusion protein, and combination regimes. We are creating innovative medicines for patients who are fighting serious diseases. We nurture our own team with inspiring work and challenging career options. No matter our role, each of us makes a contribution. And that makes all the difference.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer - Vet/Disability


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Director, Laboratory Animal Resources, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

11/20/20

The University of Pennsylvania seeks a Director for University Laboratory Animal resources (ULAR) and Attending Veterinarian. With a daily census of more than 150,000 animals, ULAR provides veterinary care, husbandry services and regulatory support. The animals play a key role in biomedical research and teaching across six Schools and two Penn campuses. ULAR oversees more than 100,000 NSF of space, employs more than 200 individuals (including 9 veterinarians plus 6 residents in laboratory animal medicine and 13 veterinary technicians), and has a budget in excess of $24.6 M annually.

Animals are housed in 12 vivaria, multiple satellite housing locations, and the School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center campus. The Director’s responsibilities include serving as the Attending Veterinarian for all regulatory purposes for the Philadelphia and New Bolton Center campuses.

ULAR members provide veterinary care, husbandry, rodent quality assurance, rodent importation and exportation, scientist and animal husbandry training, resident and veterinary student teaching, vivarial space management, business operations, and support compliance with Federal and State regulations.  The Director reports to the Senior Vice Provost for Research who serves as the Senior Research Officer of the University. The Director advises the Senior Vice Provost and the administration on matters relating to laboratory animal research, the development of new animal facilities, ULAR service pricing and other related matters.

The goal of the University is to attract a highly experienced Director with appropriate scholarly credentials. Preferred candidates will qualify for an academic appointment in the Department of Pathobiology at the School of Veterinary Medicine and also lead the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Qualified candidates will be US-licensed veterinarians with extensive experience in the field of laboratory animal medicine and program management. The candidate will also be board certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and have a record of published research that would qualify the individual for a position as a faculty member in the Department of Pathobiology.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to:

Sam Kessler
Search Committee Staff
Office of the Vice Provost for Research
University of Pennsylvania
ovpr@upenn.edu

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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

11/19/20

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.

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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Clinical Veterinarian (Clinical Instructor) or Senior Clinical Veterinarian (Clinical Assistant Professor), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

11/18/20

Responsibilities include:

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

Relevant training, experience, and skills:

  1. Veterinary medical degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG certification;
  2. Veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States, preferably PA;
  3. Minimum of two years’ experience providing veterinary medical care to laboratory animals in either a post-graduate laboratory animal training program or as a full-time veterinarian in a biomedical research facility is preferred, or at least 3 years of private practice experience (Clinical Veterinarian), OR Completion of an ACLAM-approved laboratory animal training program plus a minimum of 3 years laboratory animal experience, or a minimum of 6 years laboratory animal experience without a training program, or other applicable veterinary medical specialty board certification with experience may be accepted as determined by the Attending Veterinarian (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian);
  4. ACLAM Diplomate or eligibility to sit for ACLAM examination (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian);
  5. Experience supervising, developing, and managing the performance of veterinary professional staff (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian).

The review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Interested persons should submit a letter of interest to include a statement of career objectives, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references. To apply, please go to https://www.join.pitt.edu/, under Find Positions select Faculty and search by Requisition ID 20005711. Questions can be addressed to Dr. Amy Cassano, Director of Veterinary Services and Attending Veterinarian, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources, cassano@pitt.edu.  

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets.


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Research Animal Veterinarian (228882-AS), University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

11/18/20

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Research Animal Resources and Compliance (RARC) unit invites applications for the position of Research Animal Veterinarian. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position reporting to the Chief Campus Veterinarian.

Primary Responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

  • providing clinical care to a wide range of research animal species;
  • serving on at least one Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC);
  • assisting faculty and investigative staff with development of research models and research use protocol forms;
  • assisting in training programs for investigators, research staff, and animal care staff;
  • assisting units in maintaining Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) accreditation;
  • providing surgical and post-operative care to research animals;
  • providing technical guidance to researchers and animal care units.

Primary duties include:

  • programmatic and clinical service to the School of Medicine and Public Health, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, College of Letters and Sciences, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  • duties will include on-call service to the other research animal facilities on the UW-Madison campus.

Requirements

D.V.M. degree or equivalent from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited School of Veterinary Medicine.

Qualifications:

  • Formal training and/or experience in laboratory animal medicine and strong interpersonal and communication skills are required. The desirable candidate will have experience with operations and health management of large rodent facilities and familiarity with nonhuman primates.
  • Must be able to be licensed in at least one state. American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board eligibility or certification is desirable. Incumbent must be able to obtain clearance to work with select agents.

Applications: For this position, applicants are required to apply online at https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/506901/research-animal-veterinarian.  Please include a cover letter and resume.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:
https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.


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

11/11/20

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 5 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 337968

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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Part-time Consultant and Relief Veterinarian

11/6/20

This position is for a laboratory animal veterinary medical consultant, overseeing veterinary medical care of the laboratory animals used in the AskGene Pharma research program. Ensure care is given in compliance with all federal, state, and laboratory animal science-specific regulations. Consults with investigators regarding research protocols and animal model development and reviews animal study protocols.

The facility is small, and only modest numbers of animals are used; therefore, this is for a part-time independent consultant with no benefits. Studies are with protein-based therapeutics and primarily involve efficacy and pharmacokinetic testing of drug candidates in mice and rats. An estimation of percent effort is minimal.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure facility is operated in compliance with applicable animal welfare regulations.
  • Evaluate experimental protocols for compliance with applicable animal welfare regulations.
  • Be available to advise on animal heath issues should they arise.

Compensation: negotiable

Point of contact:
Kurt Shaneback
Email: kurt.shanebeck@ask-gene.com
805-389-2956


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Clinical Veterinarian, Animal Care Operations, University of Houston, Houston, TX

11/4/20

Description

Provides dedicated veterinary services to laboratory animals. Reviews animal use requests and ensures university compliance with animal care and use requirements.

  • Serves as clinician in Animal Care Operations, providing veterinary services to research animals.
  • Responsible for the education and training of research and animal care personnel and establishes best practices.
  • Assists with the review of animal use requests associated with the Animal Care and Use Committee and ensures university compliance with its protocols.
  • Participates in the regular inspection of animal facilities and follows up on investigator recommendations.
  • Monitors and maintains health surveillance programs to ensure the overall health and safety of both animals and Animal Care staff.
  • Assists the Executive Director and/or Director of Animal Care operations with ensuring correct clinical procedures and appropriate management of health concerns.
  • Assists with research activities and serves on institutional compliance committees as needed.
  • Performs other job-related duties required.

EEO/AA

Qualifications

  • Doctoral and 1 year experience.
  • Requires singular knowledge of a specialized advanced professional discipline or the highest level of a general business knowledge, normally acquired through attainment of a directly job-related terminal degree or equivalent formal training in a recognized field of specialization that is directly related to the type of work being performed.
  • Requires a minimum of one (1) year of directly job-related experience.

Certification/Licensing: Requires technical certification or licensing directly related to the job, as specified on the job posting details.

Salary: commensurate with experience

To applyhttps://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex1_uhs/jobdetail.ftl?job=STA006479&tz=GMT-06%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago


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Clinical Veterinarian, Clinvet USA, Waverly, NY

11/4/20

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

Primary Duties:

Primary duties of the position include ensuring the well-being and clinical care of animals used in research, testing, and teaching in the capacity of the Attending Veterinarian on site. This individual will form part of our global community of practice for vets and will work alongside other facility Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, support staff and will report directly to the Deputy Director of Veterinary Care and Use.

Minimum Experience/Qualification:

DVM or equivalent; current licensure in New York State and USDA Accreditation or eligibility is preferred.

One to three years’ experience working in mixed animal practice is desired. Must possess good communication, organizational, and individual and team problem solving skills.

Salary Package:

Clinvet USA provides a competitive salary and benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance and paid time off. We also provide a 401k plan and opportunities for CE credits.

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

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to cv.application@clinvet.com.

BambooHR link to apply for this position.


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Senior Clinical Veterinarian, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX

10/29/20

JOB SUMMARY

The Senior Clinical Veterinarian is key position with the Comparative Medicine Progam and is responsible for advancing excellence in veterinary care by providing diagnostic and clinical veterinary care for laboratory animals maintained in support of the HMRI research program. The clinical veterinarian also provides regulatory oversight to ensure compliance with all federal regulations and guidelines pertaining to the use of laboratory animals, including the FDA Good Laoratory Practise (GLP) regulations. In this capacity the veterinarian participates in research protocol creation, IACUC protocol review and facilitates work on research protocols to ensure the humane treatment of animals.

A high level of case management, organizational capabilities, and communication skill is essential for employee success.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • DVM from an accredited school of veterinary medicine

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 8-15 years experience in the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

  • Board Certification – American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state; must obtain state of Texas license to practice veterinary medicine within one year of hire.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.
  • Requires personnel management abilities and veterinary medical knowledge
  • Expertise in laboratory animal medicine
  • Ability to serve in a leadership role
  • Familiarity with laws, policies, and regulations governing the use of animals in research
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

For more information and to apply, go to: https://www.houstonmethodistcareers.org/job/sr-clinical-veterinarian-comparative-medicine-program-clinical-research-houston-methodist-ac-15-59330/


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Director of the Program in Comparative Medicine and Veterinary Resources, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore MD

10/16/20

The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) is seeking a Director of its Program in Comparative Medicine and Veterinary Resources. The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) is Maryland’s public health, law, and human services university, dedicated to excellence in education, research, clinical care and public service. The campus comprises of the schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Social Work, as well as a thriving academic health center, combining cutting-edge biomedical research and exceptional patient care. The incumbent will oversee animal research and services at UMB schools and affiliates, including the UMSOM, and the Schools of Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy. The UMSOM is one of the fastest growing, top-tier biomedical research enterprises in the world, with 43 academic departments, centers, institutes, and programs, and a faculty of more than 3,000 physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals. We have a robust collaboration with the schools of Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy, that all have strong fundamental research programs.

Primary responsibilities of the Director will include serving as a partner in and facilitator of the research enterprise across UMB; providing oversight of operations; ensuring that appropriate quality standards are maintained in clinical care, facilities, housing, personnel, and equipment in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and policies; and playing an active role in the development, oversight, and participation in animal user training and outreach programs for the UMB campus. The Director will also be responsible for the development, oversight, and participation in animal user training and outreach programs for all the research programs in the aforementioned schools.

Qualifications:

We are looking for candidates with the following qualifications: At least five years of managerial experience in a leadership role in a research environment with budgetary responsibilities and a history of major administrative contributions to their organization. A collaborative leadership perspective and experience promoting the highest quality and safety in veterinary programs are essential. Applicants must hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree, be eligible for licensure in the State of Maryland to serve as Atten accreditation, and board certification or eligibility for certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be treated confidentially. For immediate consideration, please apply with a cover letter and updated CV to the following link: https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=200000YT&lang=en.  For additional questions after application, please email Asaf Keller, Ph.D.

UMSOM/UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identify, sexual orientation, race, color religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.


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Veterinarian, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

10/15/20

Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) Veterinary Services Unit at Iowa State University is currently accepting applications for a clinical veterinarian, reporting to the LAR Veterinary Specialist. Responsibilities of this position include providing veterinary care for teaching and research animals; training faculty and staff; reviewing proposed courses and research projects involving animals; performing experimental procedures; and oversight of projects in progress.   

The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge of animal welfare regulations and the ability to apply the regulations and explain them to faculty, staff and students; a strong clinical background and ability to apply principles and skills to a variety of species including, but not limited to, livestock, poultry, wildlife, and exotics; and be capable of designing appropriate housing and enrichment techniques for animals housed in a laboratory setting. The candidate should possess excellent oral and written communication skills; be self-motivated, self-reliant, goal oriented; and work well with a diverse group of individuals.

Candidates must have access to their own transportation to reach all of the Laboratory Animal Resources animal facilities which are spread out across central campus, the College of Veterinary Medicine complex, and satellite sites outside of the Ames city limits.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent and 5 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in laboratory animal medicine.
  • Experience developing and delivering training.
  • Experience with a variety of laboratory species including livestock, poultry, wildlife, and exotic animals.
  • Hold an Iowa Veterinarian License and NVAP accreditation or the ability to obtain.

Apply at https://isu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/IowaStateJobs/job/Ames-IA/Veterinarian_R3377

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against


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Clinical Veterinarian- Assistant/Associate Professor, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

10/15/20

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is seeking an experienced veterinarian to join the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DCM) as a Research Assistant or Associate Professor.  Duties will include laboratory animal clinical care, supervision of husbandry and veterinary technical staff, oversight of regulatory compliance, consultation and training for animal users, and limited teaching of graduate and professional students as a faculty member of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the School of Medicine. A strong commitment to mentoring and providing oversight of a laboratory animal medicine training program is expected, and collaborative research with residents and investigators in the areas of infectious disease, imaging and experimental surgery support in non-rodent models is preferred.

The animal care and use program at UNC is centrally managed by the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) and reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Research. More than 150,000 animals are housed in 26 animal facilities and used by faculty in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Pharmacy, and College of Arts and Sciences.  Representative species include mice, rats, other rodents, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, nonhuman primates, aquatics, reptiles, and amphibians. UNC-Chapel Hill is the fifth top-ranked university in the United States for federal research, totaling $1.1B annually. DCM employs more than 180 individuals including 8 ACLAM- or ACVP-boarded faculty veterinarians, 5 residents in laboratory animal medicine and veterinary pathology, and 10 veterinary technicians.

Qualified candidates will be a US-licensed veterinarian with 3 or more years of postdoctoral experience in the field of laboratory animal medicine and have strong clinical and surgical skills.  Current diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is required.  The candidate should have significant clinical experience at an academic or other research institution with a diverse range of species and a working knowledge of regulatory requirements for the care and use of laboratory animals.  Experience with non-rodent surgical models, non-rodent anesthesia, large rodent breeding colonies, genetically altered animals, canine, porcine and NHP research colonies is a plus.

Minimum qualifications include ACLAM board certification, a current veterinary license in at least one state in the U.S., and the ability to become licensed in North Carolina within 6-9 months of employment.  For consideration, candidates must have outstanding written and oral communications skills and mature problem-solving skills.  This position will report to the Director of DCM.  Interested candidates must complete an online application at:  http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/183172 and submit a letter of application, three references and recent curriculum vitae.  Persons with questions about this position may contact Dr. Allison Rogala (arrogala@email.unc.edu).

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.


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Site Veterinarian, Boehringer Ingelheim, Colbert, GA

10/13/20

To apply, go to https://tas-boehringer.taleo.net/careersection/global+template+career+section+28external29/jobdetail.ftl?job=2011488&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=

This challenging R&D position is responsible for a broad variety of activities as a Site Veterinarian for the Veterinary Clinical Research department, applying a unique combination of one's veterinary education, expertise, and experience together with people and leadership skills.  This position will provide critical, specific technical resources and leadership for the clinical animal care team & meet the needs for research-related study execution including clinical technical skills, experimental design, all aspects of protocol execution, recommendations and implementation of health programs, USDA and AAALAC compliance, veterinary diagnostics, treatment, gross pathology, and emergency veterinary care.  This must be accomplished by hands-on engagement and skilled collaboration.

One will provide "can do" approaches and insights that give BIAH a competitive advantage in assessing the biological activity of our vaccine and pharmaceutical leads, and in rapid experimental progress in new product research and development.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • May be responsible for executing aspects of research study activities including but not limited to study-related observations, sample collection (blood, swabs, etc)and data collection.  Review raw data for accuracy and completeness, and write accurate and complete reports as appropriate.  Provide updates on progress of medical cases.  Evaluate study data, draw scientifically sound conclusions, and make recommendations for subsequent studies to advance the evaluation of the lead.
  • Provide state of the art veterinary care with outstanding technical capabilities (clinical measurements, surgical etc.), research study execution (lab animals, companion animals, poultry, equine, etc.), and veterinary health programs.  Veterinary compliance as a licensed, accredited veterinarian with a DEA license, including animal welfare compliance.
  • Applies knowledge of pertinent regulations (GLP, GCP, USDA memoranda).
  • Provides medically sound recommendations for sourcing approaches to ensure availability of unique and specially required experimental animals.
  • Trains and verify investigators and technicians on veterinary clinical procedures and research activities. May be responsible for site and cross-site training programs.
  • Technical advisor to investigators and staff throughout R&D for clinical testing methods and design, implementation, and completion of studies to evaluate new product leads. Also provides expert advice for site-specific and department programs such as biosecurity, sanitation, medical equipment and supplies sourcing, preventive health programs, and more. May serve on cross-site or whole-company committees or workgroups, such as the IACUC, Global Animal Welfare Forum, etc.

Requirements:

  • DVM/VMD degree from AVMA-accredited institution with licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the United States.
  • Advanced degree (MS) and/or board-certification in applicable specialty is preferred.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience working in a research-related environment; another advanced degree (i.e. MS) in a research-related field would be preferred.  
  • Experience conducting animal health clinical studies in either USDA or FDA regulated environment preferred.
  • Substantial knowledge of animal husbandry, handling, and health sufficient to execute the tasks as assigned.
  • Skills and knowledge relevant to clinical veterinary practice or scientific animal research are beneficial.
  • Current and relevant working knowledge of regulations governing the use of animals in teaching and research (USDA, AAALAC) is preferred. 
  • Physical Demands / Surroundings – This position requires the ability to work in extreme environments (hot, cold, noisy, humid, etc.) with a high priority focused on biosecurity, attention to detail, and timeliness. Individual must demonstrate persistence and energy in a dynamic, fast-paced, and demanding work environment. Must be willing to work directly with animals during ante-mortem and post-mortem procedures.
  • Visual Demands – Must be able to read and see clearly. Prescription eye wear is allowed.
  • Temperament / Mental Requirements - Must be able to maintain even temperament when working with animals. Position requires willingness to learn at a rapid pace. Individual must be results oriented, cooperative, and a systematic thinker. Must be able to work in a multi-disciplinary matrix environment and value the importance of teamwork. Must exhibit sound judgment and analytical thinking. This person must demonstrate ability to manage processes, projects, and to function well in a team or committee role.
  • Other Proficiencies – Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills in English, sufficient for accurate transmission of information internally. Requires ability to interface and build working relationships with team members at all levels of site organization. Must be proficient in basic computing skills such as e-mail communication and word processing.
  • Attendance / Schedule – Attendance requirements are based upon BI AH general attendance policies. Must be able to work weekends.
  • These physical and mental requirements represent a sampling of those considered essential to this position. Although this is an accurate representation, it is by no means complete and may be changed or updated as needed.

Desired Experience, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills are desired, as are excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Science-based understanding of trial design, statistics, & conduct is desired.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required).
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

Who We Are:

At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth.

Want to learn more?  Visit boehringer-ingelheim.com and join us in our effort to make more health.

Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Puerto Rico LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; citizenship status, marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition; physical or psychiatric disability; veteran or military status; domestic violence victim status; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


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Veterinarian, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, LA

10/13/20

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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Clinical Veterinarian, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

10/13/20

Date Posted:  10/07/2020
Req ID: 1369
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Division of Comparative Medicine
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine:

The University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine includes 8,000 faculty members, 850 staff, and 7,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate medicine, rehabilitation sciences, medical radiation sciences, physician assistant education, doctoral and professional graduate programs. It has nine fully affiliated hospitals and 18 community-affiliated hospitals and health facilities.

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine and its fully affiliated hospitals are also a thriving research enterprise— one of the largest in North America — that includes one-fifth of all health and biomedical Canada Research Chairs and has attracted $809 million in research funding (2013-14). This year, the National Taiwan University Ranking placed U of T first in Canada and fourth in the world; the Temerty Faculty of Medicine was recognized third in the world in the sub-category of clinical medicine.

Job Description:

The Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for all aspects of veterinary care and professional services provided by the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM). Veterinary care includes the provision of surgical services consistent with the guidelines provided by the federal association of laboratory animal veterinarians (CALAM). The incumbent will also supervise the Division's surgical facilities. Professional services include the provision of consultative services to investigators, education and training of investigative staff and expert review of protocols and animal use as a member of local and institutional Animal Care Committees. The incumbent will also provide professional administration of the animal care program, including oversight with respect to resource allocation and maintenance of the physical plant.

In all activities, the incumbent is expected to ensure that animal care and use meets or exceeds requirements for compliance with regulatory agencies at both provincial and federal levels. The incumbent will be expected to liaise with regulatory officials and to communicate the results of inspections/assessments by regulatory officials to investigative staff.

Qualifications

Education:

  • A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with a license to practice in the Province of Ontario. A graduate degree and certification or eligibility for certification by the American College for Laboratory Animal Medicine.

Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ relevant experience working in a major university or a major biotech/pharma animal care program or equivalent.
  • Experience educating and training staff on applicable ethics, legislation and guidelines.
  • Experience providing consultation to both internal and external stakeholders.

Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills including a good knowledge of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word and Excel).

Other

  • The incumbent must be able to work under time constraints with minimal or no supervision and be very adept at multitasking. As there are often many issues which need to be addressed in a timely manner, the incumbent will be required to prioritize work.

Closing Date:  10/28/2020, 11:59PM EDT

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

To apply: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Clinical-Veterinarian/542129317/


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Senior Clinical Veterinarian, Covance, Madison, WI

10/9/20

Covance is currently seeking a Senior Clinical Veterinarian 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 / Qualifications

  • 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 more information and to apply, go to https://careers.covance.com/global/en/job/51851/Senior-Clinical-Veterinarian

Covance, the drug development business of LabCorp, is recognized as a leader in drug development because of our exceptional people. At Covance, we embrace and celebrate the different strengths, experiences and perspectives of our 20,000+ team members across the globe. Our team is driven by an energizing purpose to improve health and improve lives. Here, you can play a role in bringing new scientific discoveries to life and make a difference in the lives of millions. And, with our comprehensive service portfolio, you’ll have the opportunity to explore diverse projects and unique career paths across the drug development spectrum. Join us and discover your extraordinary potential.

Covance is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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Research/Clinical Veterinarian, Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

10/6/20

SUPERVISOR:  James G. Fox, Director

BASIC FUNCTION:      

The Research/Clinical Veterinarian will be a key member of DCM leadership, managing the animal health care and clinical services within the MIT and Whitehead animal facilities. Will conduct independent and/or collaborative research and mentor postdoctoral trainees.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in collaborative or independent research focusing on the utilization of novel genome editing techniques in common marmosets for the generation of animal models.
  • Oversee the operation of the old and new world primate colony including provision of clinical care, management of breeding operations, implementation of the preventative health care program, and perform and assist in surgical exercises.
  • Train postdoctoral fellows, veterinary technicians, research technicians, and other research staff on humane handling, clinical procedures, and research techniques employed in the care and research utilization of common marmosets.
  • Assist with the provision of clinical care to other laboratory animal species.
  • Participate in the mentorship, education, and training of Division postdoctoral fellows and summer fellows in comparative medicine.
  • In conjunction with the Chief of Surgical Resources and Chief of Primate Resources, monitor the operation of the animal facilities, ensure that SOP’s are being followed, ensure that researchers are supported adequately and are following DCM guidelines, and contribute to the continuing education program for the Division's animal technicians.
  • Communicate with MIT staff and faculty regarding animal health and welfare issues and animal model development.
  • Directly supervise postdoctoral fellows, research technicians, and veterinary technicians.

QUALIFICATIONS:       

  • DVM from an AVMA accredited institution required.
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.
  • Minimum 3 years primate experience required.
  • New and old world primate experience preferred.
  • ACLAM board certification highly desirable.

We welcome interested candidates to contact Dr. James Fox at jgfox@mit.edu or Dr. Kelly Pate at kpate@mit.edu with any questions. If you’d like to apply, please visit https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_mit/external/jobDetails/jobDetail.html?jobPostId=19070&localeCode=en-us


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Assistant Director of Veterinary Services, Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE), Brown University, Providence, RI

10/6/20

To apply for this position and see the full job description, please visit

 https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobsand search for REQ167862

POSITION SUMMARY:

The individual in this position has administrative oversight and clinical veterinary support responsibilities on the Brown University campus and provides on-call and back up assistance to the affiliated hospitals having research programs involving the care and use of laboratory animals. Its occupant (in consultation with the Director and Associate Director of Animal Care) participates in programs of veterinary care; provides surgical support; oversees veterinary technicians and the clinical veterinarian at Brown University; assists the institution in maintaining compliance with Public Health Service (PHS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations and guidelines; provides guidance in maintaining accreditation of animal care and use programs and facilities; advises/assists Principal Investigators in the design and performance of animal care and use protocols; provides training to researchers, animal care technicians and veterinary technicians and serves on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees at Brown University.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a degree in veterinary medicine from an AVMA accredited school. 
  • Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state and must become licensed in the state of RI within six months from the date of hire. 
  • Must be USDA accredited or able to obtain accreditation within six months from the date of hire. Must be able to sign international health certificates for animal exports. 
  • Must have Formal Residency training and/or six years of experience in laboratory animal medicine. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is strongly preferred but board eligible candidates with appropriate work experience may be considered. 
  • Must have excellent interpersonal communication, leadership and management skills. 
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with faculty who have inquired about their research animals. Must be able to exchange accurate information in a professional manner using both verbal and written methods. 
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to handle multiple projects with shifting priorities and frequent, short deadlines. 
  • Must be nimble and attention detailed in order to respond to greatly varying needs in multiple locations while maintaining cohesion of purpose and presentation. 
  • Requires high level coordination with other leadership to help maintain the integrity of the total Brown University/Affiliated Hospital research effort utilizing animals. 
  • Must be able to budget time and effort effectively. 
  • This individual must work effectively with a number of people across the institution to foster and maintain high-quality animal care and use programs and facilities. 
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community 

This position requires participation in emergency care after hours, on weekends and holidays on a rotating schedule with other veterinary staff.

Criminal and education background check required.

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


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Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Washington University in St Louis, MO

10/2/20

To apply for this position and see the full job description, please visit jobs.wustl.edu and search for job 49137

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

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provides veterinary medical care to research animals.
  2. Maintains regulatory compliance, including but not limited to: protocol review, IACUC participation, and training of investigative staff.
  3. Assists with facility management within their assigned facility.
  4. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA Council on Education accredited veterinary college or school.
  • Board-eligible to be a Diplomat of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).

Preferred Qualifications

  • One to three years of experience serving as a laboratory animal veterinarian.
  • Eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Missouri.
  • Diplomat of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).
  • Accreditation by the USDA.
  • Broad knowledge of laboratory animal health/medicine, diagnostics, pathology, treatment, surgical procedures, and clinical care of a wide variety of research animal species.
  • Demonstrated decision making skills with ability to work meeting goals and deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with principal investigators, research staff, veterinary staff, veterinary technicians and husbandry staff.
  • Strong knowledge of all applicable federal regulations, standards, and guidelines for all vertebrate animals used in teaching and research, including familiarity with AAALAC-International accreditation standards, as demonstrated in work history and credentials.
  • Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication and organization skills.
  • Proficiency, knowledge and experience with computers and Microsoft Office Suite tools, including Outlook, Excel, Access, etc.
  • This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

This position requires participation in emergency care after hours, on weekends and holidays on a rotating schedule with other veterinary staff.

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


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Clinical Veterinarian – Division of Animal Resources, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

9/30/20

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) seeks a veterinarian to support the university mission of providing humane and ethical animal care to all species used in biomedical research. The incumbent will work with veterinary and animal care staff to coordinate clinical care, surgical support and preventative medicine programs. Daily clinical rounds may involve but not be limited to rodents, fish, frogs, dogs, and livestock depending on the daily census within the Division of Animal Resources (DAR) facilities. The incumbent will perform or direct physical exams, advanced diagnostics, and treatment options when clinical disease is detected. The incumbent will participate in rotating weekend and holiday on call for veterinary emergencies. The clinical veterinarian is collaboratively responsible for ensuring accurate medical record keeping in compliance with all university, state, and federal regulations. The incumbent will participate as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). This includes attending monthly meetings, protocol review and development, and policy development. The incumbent will perform requested veterinary observations and semi-annual inspections to ensure research is being conducted in an ethical and humane manner. The incumbent will provide training and support for research teams, animal caretakers, and veterinary technicians through structured classes and on an as needed basis for more advanced techniques. This includes basic biology, handling, anesthesia, surgery, and recognizing species specific signs of pain and distress. The incumbent will have the opportunity to develop new training courses to support the research community. The incumbent will have the opportunity to participate in research by providing advanced veterinary surgical or procedural support when requested by the research team. The incumbent will participate in development and implementation of DAR and other university standard operating procedures (SOPs) as directed by the Attending Veterinarian. The incumbent will collaboratively participate in planning and executing disease remediation procedures for endemic and novel pathogenic diseases in DAR housed colonies.

Minimum hiring standards: Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from an accredited veterinary school, ability to be licensed as a veterinarian in at least one state.

Preferred hiring standards: Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or completion of an ACLAM residency training program, 3-5 years’ experience in a research or laboratory animal group. DEA veterinary practitioner’s licensure.

DVM from an accredited veterinary school. Ability to be licensed in at least one state.

Direct link: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/100738


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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: https://bit.ly/2SI1Gju


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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.