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Full Time Positions

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Clinical Veterinarian, Clinical Assistant Professor
UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology
University of Florida, Jupiter, FL
06/12/2024

TO APPLY: https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/531765/clinical-veterinarian  JOB NO: 531765

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The University of Florida has an opening for the faculty position of Clinical Veterinarian at the Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology in Jupiter, Florida.

The successful candidate will provide on-site clinical veterinary services in support of the researchers at the Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology in Jupiter, Florida (primary) while also working remotely with the Animal Care Program at the University of Florida Gainesville Campus (secondary). Occasional travel to the UF Gainesville campus may be required.

This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting directly to the UF Attending Veterinarian and indirectly to the UF Scripps CFO.

The Clinical Veterinarian will provide high quality veterinary care to laboratory animal species housed on the UF Scripps campus, with an emphasis on rodents. Additionally, the Clinical Veterinarian will contribute to the development and improvement of policies and procedures pertaining to the program, work collaboratively with the UF Scripps IACUC by participating in inspections, reviewing IACUC protocols and serving as a member of the UF Scripps IACUC, and provide advice and consultation on federal, state and local rules and regulations pertaining to animal use. Remote work with the Gainesville campus will include participation on the Animal Care Services clinical team and support with the UF Gainesville IACUC.

EXPECTED SALARY:  Commensurate with salary and experience.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • DVM from an AVMA accredited institution or ECFVG certificate and license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the United States.
  • The successful candidate must become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Florida and obtain USDA accreditation within one year of employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ACLAM Board Certified or eligible to complete certification
  • Ability to obtain USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Category II
  • Ability to obtain DEA registration
  • Ability to obtain clearance to work in an ABSL3 facility
  • 3-5 years' experience working in laboratory animal medicine
  • Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations and policies that govern the use of laboratory animals.
  • Working knowledge of laboratory animal husbandry and facilities.
  • Familiarity with surgical and medical procedures commonly performed in laboratory animals.
  • Experience with IACUC work and teaching/training.
  • Understanding of biological, chemical and radiation hazards.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the Animal Resources Center and IACUC staff, and with academic leaders and researchers throughout the UF Scripps campus.
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with basic computing systems and programs including web-based applications, telecommunication tools and videoconferencing software, and Microsoft Office.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume and a list of three professional references. All applications will be reviewed and considered for potential interviews upon submission and will continue until the position has been filled.

This is not a remote work position, and it is located on the University of Florida Scripps campus in Palm Beach (Jupiter), FL.

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Laura B. Eurell (UF Attending Veterinarian) at leurell@ufl.edu or (352) 273-9233.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

A criminal background check will be conducted.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.


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Director, Animal Resource Center and Attending Veterinarian
Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
06/11/2024

At Children’s Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcomed within our walls. A successful candidate for this position will join us as we strive to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve, as well as our core values of kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team and integrity.

The Director, Animal Resource Center (ARC) and Attending Veterinarian is responsible for directing and managing all aspects of animal care at Children's Mercy Research Institute to include animal procurement and transportation, preventive medicine (including quarantine, animal biosecurity and surveillance), clinical care, surgery and perioperative care, anesthesia, and analgesia. The Attending Veterinarian provides guidance to investigators and all personnel involved in the care and use of animals to ensure appropriate husbandry, handling, medical treatment, analgesia, anesthesia, and euthanasia. The Attending Veterinarian will serve as an expert for the Animal Care and Use Program.

Responsibilities:

  • Directs Children's Mercy Research Institute's veterinary care program.
  • Supervises vivarium operations.
  • Serves as Attending Veterinarian on the IACUC.
  • Ensures all aspects of laboratory animal care are in compliance with PHS Policy, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, AAALAC International, and all local, state and federal requirement.

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree from an accredited institution
  • Diplomate of American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine Required
  • Licensed or the ability to become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Missouri within 6 months of hire
  • Seven or more years of experience directing laboratory animal medicine programs with at least 3 years of experience serving on an IACUC

Salary:

Competitive salary commensurate with experience

To Apply:

https://jobs-childrensmercykc.icims.com/jobs/29450/dir%2c-arc-and-attending-veterinarian/job?mode=view


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Veterinarian and Instructor, Assistant, or Associate Professor
Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, LA
06/05/2024

The Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) Division of Veterinary Medicine (DoVM) is seeking applications for veterinarians to help meet the needs of its expanding program providing care and oversight of approximately 5,000 nonhuman primates (NHP) of six different species. The TNPRC is an AAALAC International accredited facility whose research program is focused on infectious disease with concentrations on the study of AIDS, emerging infectious diseases, vector-borne disease, biodefense, 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 board-certified veterinarians and will be provided opportunities to participate in the conduct of independent or collaborative research.

Generous benefits currently include paid holidays and vacation, paid continuing education and professional memberships, subsidized health and life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with up to 10% Tulane contribution after 2 years of employment, and more! https://hr.tulane.edu/benefits.

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 preferred. 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.

The TNRPC community looks forward to welcoming veterinarians that share the DoVM’s philosophy of continuous improvement and evidence-based progress to support a veterinary care program of excellence that facilitates and enhances research programs of core and affiliate scientists. The position will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected. Apply Now: apply.interfolio.com/90817.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities as well as veterans.

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.


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Associate Director - Research- Animal Resource Core
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
06/04/2024

Applications:https://external-nationwidechildrens.icims.com/jobs/50059/associate-director---research--animal-resource-core/job
Requisition ID: 2024-50059
Category Research

Overview

This position is multifaceted involving administrative, regulatory, and veterinary activities. This position develops and manages the clinical and technical veterinary program, including the aquatics program. In addition, provides clinical oversight/support for research animal care and use, medicine, disease, diagnosis, and experimental techniques for researchers at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute. Ensures research and clinical activities adhere to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Public Health Service (PHS), and AAALAC rules and regulations. In the event the Director/Attending Veterinarian is absent, the Associate Director will assume all responsibilities to lead the department.

Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?

The moment you walk through our doors, you feel it. When you meet our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are integrated into our core values and practices. We are passionate about building, sustaining and evolving an inclusive and equitable environment. We are seeking individuals who live these values and want to share their experiences and efforts in support of our collective mission.

We’re 14,000 strong. And it takes every one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids around the world we’ll never meet. Kids who live healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.

Responsibilities

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist Director/Attending Veterinarian and ARC Business Manager with departmental financial duties: assessment of yearly budget, maintaining expenditures, determining per diem rates, awareness of the monthly billing process.
  • Demonstrates knowledge in preventative, clinical medicine, and surgery of laboratory animals (rodents, NHPs, aquatics, agricultural species)
  • Demonstrates knowledge in laboratory animal biosafety and biosecurity programs, including the acquisition, quarantine, and disposition of research animals.
  • Provides guidance to research personnel on animal model and protocol development.  
  • Contributes to the management and professional development of the Animal Resources Core (ARC) staff.
  • Assists with the development, review, revision, and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
  • Assures compliance with the DEA, USDA, PHS Policy, and AAALAC regulations and standards.
  • Participates on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), include the review of protocols.
  • Participates on the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), include the review of protocols.
  • Participates in the veterinary on-call rotation.
  • Supervisory and managerial responsibilities for the clinical veterinarians.
  • Coordination and oversight of the controlled substance program.
  • Participates in teaching and academic responsibilities for visiting trainees/students.
  • Participates in ARC, Research Institute and NCH committees.
  • Performs miscellaneous related duties as required.
Qualifications
  • Veterinary degree (DVM/VMD) from an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine or ECFVG (Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates) certification.
  • Post-graduate work experience at an American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)-recognized training program or equivalent. ACLAM board certification is preferred.
  • 5+ years working as a laboratory animal veterinarian (Laboratory Animal Training Program or equivalent years qualify).
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the United States. Ability to obtain Ohio license within 6-months.
  • Knowledgeable in federal animal welfare regulations, Guide for the Care and Use of Animals, and AAALAC accreditation standards.
  • Excellent administrative, organizational, planning, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • High-level computer skills (Microsoft 365).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

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Director, Animal Welfare
Charles River Laboratories, US
05/24/2024

To apply:https://jobs.criver.com/job/Director-Animal-Welfare/1169378600/
Req ID #:223119

BASIC SUMMARY:
This position will directly support corporate driven animal welfare and 3Rs initiatives related to responsible animal use, care and production across global business units. It will directly assist the Executive Director (ED) in their responsibilities of assessing animal welfare risk and in defining, steering, and coordinating the CRL animal welfare programs globally across all divisions. This position will support the roles of CRL Animal Welfare Specialists (AWS) and company stakeholders on the CRL global animal welfare program and will act as a key contact for animal-welfare related issues.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Primary responsibility (>70% job function) implementation of the Humane Care Imperative (HCI), specifically, responsibility for reviewing, analyzing, and reporting animal welfare data as well as incidents of animal welfare non-compliance through day-to-day oversight of all events including:
  • Notify ED and other pertinent personnel and stakeholders of high risk events, including gathering background information from sites.
  • Input and process events received through the NAVEX/Humane Care Hotline, Humane Care Email, and other sources, as needed.
  • In conjunction with the Corporate Animal Welfare Specialist, engage with site AWS on a regular basis to ensure timely attention to animal welfare events.
  • Finalize events (in conjunction with the Corporate Animal Welfare Specialist) including assuring appropriate CAPA and accurate event classification.
  • Conduct and appropriately document follow-ups with key stakeholders for high risk/sensitive events, in collaboration with ED, GAW.
  • Collaborate with the Corporate Animal Welfare Specialist on cursory preparation of reports and charts/tables/data for animal welfare trend calls.
  • Oversight and delivery of AWETS trend calls including preparation, delivery, and summaries of the presentations and post call surveys.
  • Evaluate animal welfare event trends over time as well as between and within sites and business units.
  • In conjunction with ED, GAW, support animal welfare-related onboarding for new acquisitions.
  • Conduct site visits to evaluate programs and procedures, facilities and equipment, etc. in terms of standards and conditions for animals, including preparing pre and post visit reports.
  • Develop, analyze, and manage day-to-day animal welfare risk management tools, assist with report preparation, as requested.
  • Support the GAW&T team members and IT personnel in maintaining the software database including development of new reports and troubleshooting.
  • Support development of animal welfare related training materials and other animal welfare-related training materials, including internal workshops, AWN calls, webinars, and training shorts.
Other duties include:
  • Assist the ED, GAW to manage high level projects related to animal welfare programs at CRL.
  • Provide support for GAW&T operations, as needed.
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders to discuss, investigate, prioritize, and monitor uptake of new and ongoing animal welfare initiatives.
  • In conjunction with the ED, investigate confidential animal welfare concerns.
  • Review and assess corporate animal welfare risk factors at a business unit and site level and assisting with documentation and reports.
  • Assist with establishing internal policies and standards on animal welfare at CRL.
  • Develop and support animal welfare-related content for external audiences, e.g. Charles River Short Course, national AALAS meetings.
  • Participate in in-house animal welfare-related studies and information-sharing to determine best practices.
  • Prepare supporting summaries and content to support ED for BOD meeting.
  • Periodically provide material for internal and external communications, e.g., newsblast, Eureka blog and Sales and Marketing.
  • Direct activities of assigned group(s) to ensure effective performance of function.
  • Interview and select qualified departmental personnel. Recommend, review and approve personnel actions, including hiring, promotions and raises. Partner with Human Resources in the handling of disciplinary issues. Prepare and/or approve appropriate personnel action paperwork.
  • Lead on talent management so training and development needs of direct reports are identified and addressed to support succession planning.
  • Monitor performance of direct reports against established annual goals and development plans. Provide regular coaching and counseling. Prepare and deliver salary and performance reviews; review and approve performance and salary appraisals initiated by direct reports.
  • Monitor and determine appropriate levels of departmental overtime. Review and approve vacation/time off requests for direct reports.
  • Develop short- and long-range operating objectives, organizational structure, and staffing requirements.
  • Develop and recommend departmental budget.  Authorize expenditures in accordance with budget. Approve budget and expenses of subordinates.
  • Ensure optimum performance of group function.  Recommend and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state-of-the-art practices.
  • Direct the development and communication of departmental systems, SOPs, policies and procedures.  Partner with Human Resources to develop and approve departmental job descriptions; ensure communication of duties and responsibilities to employees.
  • Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Education: Doctoral degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) in Veterinary Medicine is required. It is highly desirable to have an additional Master’s degree (M.S.) or higher in a discipline relevant to laboratory animal medicine.
  • Experience: 5-15 years related experience.
  • Certification/Licensure: Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state or country.
  • Other: ACLAM Diplomate Status required. ACAW Diplomate status is a plus. Excellent public speaking skills required.  Excellent writing skills required.  Ability to direct scientific evaluation of literature and publication of research data.
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience and certification may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Must regularly operate a computer and occasionally operate other common office equipment.
  • Must regularly communicate with employees/customers; must be able to exchange accurate information.
WORKPLACE REQUIREMENTS:
  • This position is remote-based and requires dedicated work-space equipped to support this environment.
  • This position requires regular (30%) domestic and international travel.
COMPENSATION DATA:
  • The pay range for this position is $189,000/yr. - $211,000/yr. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

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Clinical Veterinarian
Inotiv, Indianapolis, IN
05/23/2024

Apply here:https://www.inotivco.com/careers/

Inotiv is a growing contemporary drug discovery and development company where we “Play to Win” in an industry rich with opportunity.  Together, we face challenges and together we win in the delivery of world-class drug discovery and development solutions that impact the health and well-being of people all over the world.  There’s an opportunity for everyone at all phases of a career, each individual’s unique skill set has an impact on the work we conduct. If you have the talent and desire to impact the quality of people’s lives, we have the career opportunities to make it happen. Join us in embracing research and science to impact the health and well-being of people all over the world.

The Clinical Veterinarian provides direct veterinary care and offers managerial advice and technical assistance to ensure the welfare and safety of laboratory animals under their charge.  This position entails the training and education of animal technicians and caretakers, the promotion of animal well-being during all life phases, and the provision of regulatory support (e.g., compliance monitoring, quality management, and animal models assessment). 

STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE!

Responsibilities

  • Travel will be required to other Indiana locations, opportunity to visit out of state locations may be available as well
  • Developing and maintaining knowledge and expertise in laboratory animal medicine and science and other relevant specialist disciplines through unsupervised study, the reading of scientific publications and attendance at scientific meetings and courses.
  • Assuring timely and accurate reporting of animal health, behavioral, and wellbeing issues to the facility Attending Veterinarian (AV) and between the Institutional Official (IO) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
  • Providing veterinary guidance to animal care employees, managers, scientists and other stakeholders within Inotiv on the implementation of the three Rs.
  • Engendering and supporting a “Culture of Care” within Inotiv while promoting and demonstrating professional standards.
  • Providing veterinary clinical services including herd health, biosecurity practices, acclimation, conditioning, sanitation practices, pest control program, adventitious organism prevention, detection, containment and eradication, as well as surgery, anesthesia and analgesia as needed.
  • Providing veterinary expertise and guidance for customers and other stakeholders regarding animal transportation, procurement, nutrition, necropsy, behavior, drug storage, preventative medicine, and animal health and welfare.
  • Providing expertise and practical guidance regarding animal health monitoring programs.
  • Providing continuous coverage for the site including after-hours/weekend/holiday emergency veterinary care on a rotating basis.
  • Contributing veterinary scientific expertise as needed for education and training programs for animal care employees, supervisors, managers and other Inotiv stakeholders.
  • Providing veterinary oversite, expertise and coverage as indicated for the surgical facilities, including developing new surgical models as well as providing guidance on current best practices in surgical procedures and anesthesia as assigned.
  • Providing input regarding maintaining relevant governing, state and federal veterinary and animal-related regulatory compliance.
  • Participating in preparation and execution of AAALAC-I accreditation process and site visits.
  • Participating in IACUC meetings as required.
  • Providing veterinary support to other Inotiv sites upon request.
  • Promoting and complying with Inotiv’s quality procedures as well as health and safety procedures.
  • Fulfilling any other assigned duties that may be required by Inotiv.

Qualifications:

  • Veterinary degree from an accredited university
  • Maintaining state veterinary licensure, DEA and USDA accreditation (category 2) through continuing education credits
  • Sufficient time in laboratory animal medicine to gain competency in veterinary herd health, clinical medicine, and surgical skills. Experience conducting and/or participating in regulatory audits or inspections preferred.
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written

 Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Actively seeks opportunity to develop own skills and knowledge
  • Gives practical support and assistance to enable individuals to get the job done
  • Discusses process improvement opportunities within own department and across other areas
  • Demonstrates effective use of time and resources.
  • Demonstrates previous clinical skills with nonhuman primates in a hospital setting
  • Routinely meets agreed deadlines.
  • Builds rapport to influence, message, and gain acceptance and/or understanding
  • Develops laboratory animal herd health, clinical medicine and surgery skills
  • Advances the standard of care to improve animal welfare
  • Interest/experience in animal ethics, welfare science, colony management, import/export regulations, health and testing programs, genetics or other related disciplines

 Preferred Skills/Abilities:

  • Animal production, surgery, anesthesia, or other relevant experience or qualification in the veterinary field
  • Previous teaching/tutoring experience
  • Experience carrying out audits or inspections preferred.
  • Computer proficiency and ability to learn use of specific data capture systems
  • ACLAM diplomate status (or eligibility) or other specialty board certification preferred.

Inotiv has been named a 2023 Top Workplace!

Salary will be commensurate with experience and responsibilities. Benefits include health and dental coverage, short- and long-term disability, paid time off, paid parental leave, 401K, and more!

Inotiv is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide a fair and equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination and access to benefits and training.


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Clinical Veterinarian, Assistant Professor Non-Tenure Track
Department of Animal Medicine
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Worcester, MA
05/20/2024

The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School and the Department of Animal Medicine invite applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor Level, for a Clinical Veterinarian.

Key Functions and Responsibilities

The Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for providing and overseeing veterinary medical and surgical care for all research animals on campus. Specific responsibilities will be and not limited to:

  • Oversight of veterinary technicians
  • IACUC policy and protocol reviews
  • Consultations with investigators regarding IACUC, clinical, and research related issues
  • Oversight of the animal enrichment program.

Required qualifications include:

  • DVM/VMD from AVMA approved College of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in a US state
  • ACLAM board certification or eligibility. If eligible the applicant must achieve ACLAM board certification within 18 months of appointment.

Private practice or rotating internship experience, USDA accreditation, ABSL3 experience, or a graduate degree in biomedical science are preferred qualifications.

Computer, communication, and organizational skills, regulatory knowledge, and the ability to work independently in a diverse environment are key competencies for the position.

This position is considered essential, and as such requires weekend, holiday, off-hours and inclement weather coverage as needed on a rotating basis.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, cover letter, contact information for four references, and a statement on diversity, equity and inclusion to:  https://academicprogramsonline.org/

UMass Chan Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds to consider UMass Chan Medical School as their employer of choice.


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Senior Research Veterinarian
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
05/20/2024

https://careers.chop.edu/us/en/job/1010221/Senior-Research-Veterinarian    Job Id  1010221

Seeking Breakthrough Makers

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) offers countless ways to change lives. Our diverse community of more than 20,000 Breakthrough Makers will inspire you to pursue passions, develop expertise, and drive innovation.

At CHOP, your experience is valued; your voice is heard; and your contributions make a difference for patients and families. Join us as we build on our promise to advance pediatric care—and your career.

CHOP’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

CHOP is committed to building an inclusive culture where employees feel a sense of belonging, connection, and community within their workplace. We are a team dedicated to fostering an environment that allows for all to be their authentic selves. We are focused on attracting, cultivating, and retaining diverse talent who can help us deliver on our mission to be a world leader in the advancement of healthcare for children.

We strongly encourage all candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply.

A Brief Overview

This role plays a vital role in the day-to-day veterinary operations.
Working independently, this team member is primarily responsible for veterinary procedures, training, stakeholder collaboration, compliance, and supervision.

What you will do

  1. Procedures
  • Understands, follows, and carries out all SOPs, quality assurance standards, safety procedures, and documentation requirements for related activities
  • Oversee quarantine including review of health reports from incoming shipments
  1. Training
  • Develop training programs, manuals, materials, presentations
  • Provide hands on training for the staff and researchers
  • Supervise personnel to ensure work meets expectations
  1. Collaboration
  • Consult on protocol development and design
  • Supervise activities and provide recommendations
  1. Ensure regulatory compliance
  • Review, implement, improve & assist in audits of records, procedures & protocols
  • Develop tools to assist staff and investigators in compliance-related activities
  1. Supervise supporting staff
  • Ensure staff is performing job duties and have resources needed
  • Provide performance feedback and review
  • Encourage staff development opportunities
  • Participate in new employee recruitment, interviews and hiring decisions; onboard and train new hires
  • Coordinate staff to ensure protocol support can be provided when requested
  • May be asked to be on-call / rotation and provide services after regular business hours, weekends, and holidays
  • Other responsibilities as required.

Education Qualifications

  • Doctorate Veterinary Medicine Required

Experience Qualifications

  • At least five (5) years veterinarian experience Required
  • At least five (5) years of veterinarian experience in a laboratory animal setting Preferred and
  • At least one (1) year of supervisory or management experience Preferred

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism
  • Ability to convey complex or technical information in an easy to understand manner
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to change
  • Ability to be on-call to trouble shoot and resolve problems

Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Veterinarian - Pennsylvania State Licensing Board - within 12 months - Required

To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community. As a condition of employment, CHOP employees who work in patient care buildings or who have patient facing responsibilities must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive an annual influenza vaccine. Learn more.

Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons. Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.

EEO / VEVRAA Federal Contractor | Tobacco Statement


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Principal Scientist-Senior Clinical Veterinarian 4910629-2
Pfizer, Groton, CT
05/16/2024

Link to apply: https://pfizer.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PfizerCareers/job/United-States---Connecticut---Groton/Senior-Principal-Scientist--Senior-Clinical-Veterinarian_4910629-2

Why Patients Need You
Pfizer’s purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. Research and Development is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer’s purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy or supporting clinical trials, you will apply cutting edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best in class medicines to patients around the world.

What You Will Achieve
As part of the Comparative Medicine team, you will support Comparative Medicine (CM) by delivering high quality clinical veterinary medicine throughout the animal facilities. There is regular interaction with colleagues fulfilling the key regulatory responsibilities of the applicable local regulations and AAALAC International guidelines. Some aspects of veterinary care and animal behavior will be delegated to veterinary and behavior technical staff through the consultation on minor treatments and/or interventions. It is your hard work along with innovative ideas and focus that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It
  • Provide high quality veterinary care to diverse species of research animals in support of Pfizer’s portfolio.
  • Complete duties delegated by the Attending Veterinarian (AV) for all facilities. Veterinary direction is provided to veterinary technician and behavior staffs assigned to the animal facilities.
  • Support continued compliance by fulfilling the AV responsibilities specified in the applicable local regulations, codes and guidelines.
  • Serve on a rotational basis to provide veterinary care coverage on weekends and holidays.
  • Review or consult on research animal proposals submitted for IACUC review.
  • Maintain the relevant sections of the animal care program, SOPs, and training documents to assure the quality of site operations and regulatory compliance.
  • Interact with in vivo scientists to understand their research needs, engaging them in a flexible and constructive manner to address matters of ethical review with a focus on 3Rs, humane endpoints and adverse effects.
  • Provide input to CM research projects in support of Pfizer’s portfolio.
  • Train colleagues in CM and other Research and Development lines in techniques and principles which promote 3Rs, in particular anesthesia and analgesia as well as reported in the literature and communicated at external meetings.
  • Support the AV to maintain compliance and to provide advice on regulatory animal health matters, for example import/export of animals and by-products.
  • Assist in the conduct of internal audits and other inspections and on occasion assist with the evaluation of third party facility inspections and audits by acting as a CM expert.
  • Consult on animal model development to assist researchers as necessary. Aid in the evaluation of new equipment to facilitate the execution of technical projects.
  • Actively participate on or lead CM teams.
  • May be required to work under one of the following: The United States Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Act and associated Regulations and Standards, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Good Laboratory Practices, Public Health Service Policy and/or AAALAC accreditation standards.

Qualifications

Must-Have
  • DVM with 2+ years experience required; licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the US
  • Board certified by ACLAM or other relevant certification in the US (or equivalent board certification) required
  • Laboratory animal medicine experience with a record of increased responsibilities and accomplishments.
  • Must possess a clear understanding of regulations and guidance (e.g., USDA, GLP) and AAALAC accreditation Standards related to the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing.
Nice-to-Have
  • Nonhuman primate medicine and behavior management experience
  • GLP experience
  • Experience in conducting ophthalmic examinations in a preclinical setting
  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
  • For this position, if at a site with nonhuman primates, you are expected to enter the nonhuman primate areas as part of your job responsibilities, a pre-hire requirement is either providing proof of measles immunity or receiving the measles vaccination before hire.
NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
  • This is an essential personnel role:
  • Essential Personnel are defined as the staff who are required to report to their designated work location, to ensure the operation of essential functions or departments during an emergency, as determined by Pfizer, or when the business has suspended operations. There are some individuals who may be required to perform essential services remotely and those individuals will be identified in advance and notified by their supervisors, but in most cases Essential
  • Personnel are required to be on-site during an emergency or suspension of operations.

Relocation Support available
Work Location Assignment: On Premise

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $131,200.00 to $218,600.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer’s Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 17.5% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life’s moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site – U.S. Benefits | (uscandidates.mypfizerbenefits.com). Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.


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Principal Scientist-Clinical Veterinarian 4910630-1
Pfizer, Groton, CT
05/16/2024

Link to apply: https://pfizer.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PfizerCareers/job/United-States---Connecticut---Groton/Principal-Scientist--Clinical-Veterinarian_4910630-1

Why Patients Need You
Pfizer’s purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. Research and Development is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer’s purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy or supporting clinical trials, you will apply cutting edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best-in-class medicines to patients around the world.

What You Will Achieve
As part of the Comparative Medicine team, you will support Comparative Medicine (CM) by delivering high quality clinical veterinary medicine throughout the animal facilities.

There is regular interaction with colleagues fulfilling the key regulatory responsibilities of the applicable local regulations and AAALAC International guidelines. Some aspects of veterinary care will be delegated to the veterinary technical staff through the consultation on minor treatments and interventions.

It is your hard work along with innovative ideas and focus that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It
  • Provide high quality veterinary care to diverse species of research animals in support of Pfizer’s portfolio. Complete duties delegated by the Attending Veterinarian (AV) for all facilities. Veterinary direction is provided to veterinary technician staff assigned to the animal facilities. Support continued compliance by fulfilling the AV responsibilities specified in the applicable local regulations, codes and guidelines.
  • Review or consult on research animal proposals submitted for IACUC review. Serve on a rotational basis to provide veterinary care coverage on weekends and holidays.
  • Maintain the relevant sections of the animal care program, SOPs, and training documents to assure the quality of site operations and regulatory compliance.
  • Interact with in vivo scientists to understand their research needs, engaging them in a flexible and constructive manner to address matters of ethical review with a focus on 3Rs, humane endpoints and adverse effects. Provide input to CM research projects in support of Pfizer’s portfolio.
  • Train colleagues in CM and other Research and Development lines in techniques and principles which promote 3Rs, in particular anesthesia and analgesia as well as reported in the literature and communicated at external meetings.
  • Support the AV to maintain compliance and to provide advice on regulatory animal health matters, for example import/export of animals and by-products.
  • Assist in the conduct of internal audits and other inspections and on occasion assist with the evaluation of third-party facility inspections and audits by acting as a CM expert.
  • Consult on animal model development to assist researchers as necessary. Aid in the evaluation of new equipment to facilitate the execution of technical projects.
  • Actively participate on or lead CM teams.
May be required to work under one of the following:
  • The United States Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Act and associated Regulations and Standards, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Good Laboratory Practices, Public Health Service Policy and/or AAALAC accreditation standards.

Qualifications

Must-Have
  • DVM/VMD; licensed to practice in the US required
  • Minimum 2+ years related experience
  • Experience in laboratory animal medicine with demonstrated ability in regulatory requirements, preventive health care, clinical care and anesthesia/analgesia required.
Nice-to-Have
  • Board certified by ACLAM or other relevant certification in the US (or equivalent board certification) preferred
  • Nonhuman primate experience including behavioral management
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
  • For this position, if at a site with nonhuman primates, you are expected to enter the nonhuman primate areas as part of your job responsibilities, a pre-hire requirement is either providing proof of measles immunity or receiving the measles vaccination before hire.
NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
  • This is an essential personnel role
  • Essential Personnel are defined as the staff who are required to report to their designated work location, to ensure the operation of essential functions or departments during an emergency, as determined by Pfizer, or when the business has suspended operations. There are some individuals who may be required to perform essential services remotely and those individuals will be identified in advance and notified by their supervisors, but in most cases Essential Personnel are required to be on-site during an emergency or suspension of operations.

Relocation Support available
Work Location Assignment: On Premise

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $109,400.00 to $182,300.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer’s Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 15.0% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life’s moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site – U.S. Benefits | (uscandidates.mypfizerbenefits.com). Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.


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Assistant Provost and Director
Biomedical Resource Center, Office of Research
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
05/09/2024

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has launched a national search for a dynamic and collaborative leader in laboratory veterinary medicine to serve as the Assistant Provost of Research and Director of the Biomedical Resource Center (BRC). The ideal candidate for this unique role will have demonstrated excellence in continuous improvement and an unwavering focus on collaboration. The incoming leader is set-up for success with outstanding administrative support, engaged researchers, highly efficient processes and technology, state-of-the art expanding facilities, and an exceptional track record of safety. The BRC is the institution’s centralized research animal resource.

Occupying approximately 100,000 ft2, the BRC currently houses an animal census of about 13,000 cages of mice and rats, and lesser numbers of a wide variety of other species, including a 2400 ft2 zebrafish facility. The animal census is expected to increase substantially in the coming years, due to anticipated institutional growth. The BRC is staffed by 35 animal health technicians, 4 supervisors, 2 staff veterinarians, a small training section, and an administrative team. More than 170 principal investigators at MCW, Versiti Blood Research Institute, and the Zablocki VA Medical Center depend on the services and facilities of the BRC for animal husbandry and study support. The MCW animal care and use program has been continuously accredited by the AAALAC International since 1968, and maintains both an Animal Welfare Assurance with the Office of Laboratory Welfare (OLAW) and a research registration with the USDA/APHIS/AC.

The Assistant Provost and Director plans and leads all operational aspects BRC and its satellite units, including the continuing development and implementation of programs to ensure the health and well-being of all animals in the BRC, effective support of animal-based research projects, and adherence to rigorous training and compliance standards. This key leader also is responsible for strategic and financial planning in consultation with the BRC Advisory Committee and for providing necessary input regarding the animal research program to senior leadership. The Assistant Provost and Director regularly collaborates with faculty and staff to provide an optimal, efficient, and high-quality animal research experience.  Additionally, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and administrative team assist investigators in fulfilling their obligation to plan and conduct animal experiments in accordance with the highest scientific, humane, and ethical principles, and collaborate closely with the Assistant Provost and Director.

Key Functions and Responsibilities
The Assistant Provost and Director is responsible for leadership and strategic planning of the Center as well as collaborating for new initiatives in the Office of Research. The essential accountabilities include:

  • Plan, supervise, and direct the operation of the BRC, including personnel management, budget, training, and space/resource allocation, with a special focus on technology utilization and lean process improvement.
  • Supervise and provide veterinary care of animals in the BRC.
  • Serve as the Attending Veterinarian and the institutional contact with AAALAC International, and serve as the Attending Veterinarian and Veterinary Medical Consultant for the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.
  • Engage in individual and collaborative research efforts with other investigators.
  • Foster a welcoming and opportunity-driven environment for animal care technicians and professional staff; address staffing concerns in collaboration with the Center Administrator and Office of Research administrators.
  • In collaboration with institutional committees, establish and maintain policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable federal and accreditation agencies, and with institutional and investigator needs.
  • Participate with appropriate committees relevant to the advancement of the program and the profession or area of research, including the IACUC, BRC Advisory Committee, and relevant safety committees.
  • Participate in post approval IACUC compliance and protocol monitoring.
  • Interpret animal care and use regulations in a practical manner that aligns with MCW research culture.
  • Provide periodic supervision and inspection of non-vivarium space where animals are housed.
  • Present recommendations to senior leaders regarding the structure/function of the program, rates, etc.
  • Address incidents of potential regulatory or other non-compliance in collaboration with the IACUC, and in conjunction with MCW policy.

Candidate Qualifications
The successful candidate will obtain a faculty appointment in the department correlating with their background and expertise.  Qualifications for the role include:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), with licensure to practice Veterinary Medicine in at least one state, with the ability to obtain an unrestricted license to practice in the State of Wisconsin.
  • Certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • 5 years of experience required as a veterinarian in a laboratory animal facility, including managerial experience.
  • 5 years of progressive responsibility preferred, including leadership at a director level.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including decision-making, prioritization, and strategic planning skills, financial management and budgeting skills, and ability to delegate, hire and manage teams.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills; excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Experience presenting to and teaching various audiences, including graduate students, faculty, and staff.
  • Keen understanding of leveraging technology to improve efficiencies of processes.
  • Comfortable operating in a complex matrix environment with multiple, competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and partnerships at all levels of a complex organization.
  • Passion for working in a diverse environment, with the ability to listen critically and solicit ideas from a variety of analytical participants at all levels of the organization.

Biomedical Resource Center Overview
Biomedical research at MCW spans the translational spectrum and is focused on improving the ability to diagnose, treat and prevent the most challenging diseases of our times. In FFY 2023, MCW’s research expenditures were nearly $400M, with $131.7M coming from the National Institutes of Health. MCW relies on institutional cores and service centers to support this level of research, including a comprehensive animal resource center (BRC) that serves the needs of 176 Principal Investigators at MCW, Versiti, and the nearby Zablocki Veteran’s Administration Research Facility. The BRC is the cornerstone of MCW’s animal care and use program, which has been accredited since 1968 by AAALAC International, which has specifically cited the exemplary nature of the BRC in each of the past five triennial site visits.

The BRC is a high-quality, specialty resource that facilitates and supports the animal-based research and teaching programs of MCW by providing state-of-the art animal management and veterinary professional services.  The full animal program ensures compliance with all applicable regulatory and professional standards for the humane care and treatment of animal subjects and promotes the health and well-being of the animal subjects under its care. The BRC animal facility occupies approximately 100,000 net square feet (NSF) across three interconnected research buildings. The facilities include 123 rooms designed/constructed for animal holding and 25 shared procedure rooms. In addition, several core facilities are located within the vivarium, including: the Neuroscience Research Center (NRC) Rodent Behavior Core, the Mouse Transgenic Core, the Rat Research Models Service Center, the Comprehensive Rodent Metabolic Phenotyping Core, the Gnotobiotic Core Facility, the Biophotonic Imaging Core, and two animal irradiation cores.

Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network
The mission of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network is to advance the health of the communities it serves through exceptional care enhanced by innovation and discovery. The Health Network operates eastern Wisconsin's only academic medical center and adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, an internationally recognized training and research center engaged in thousands of clinical trials and studies. Reflecting steadily increasing demand for care, the Health Network has expanded by 75% to nearly 11,000 full‑time staff, 10 hospital locations, more than 2,100 physicians and more than 45 health centers and clinics, draws patients from throughout the Midwest and the nation. It is one of the largest health systems in Wisconsin.

Children’s Wisconsin
Children’s Wisconsin is a 298- bed nationally recognized pediatric hospital adjacent to Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wsisconsin. Children’s Wisconsin is a magnet accredited, Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, Level I Designated Children's Surgery Center and the region's only independent healthcare system, dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. Children’s and its joint venture with the Medical College of Wisconsin – the Children’s Specialty Group (CSG) - are the largest providers of pediatric healthcare in the state, delivering the highest level of care through their American College of Surgeons Level I Children’s Surgery Verification Center, Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence, 72-bed Level IV NICU, Level IV Epilepsy Center, and a 72-bed PICU.

Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center is located on 245 acres on the western edge of Milwaukee and part of VA Integrated Services Network 12 (VISN 12), which includes facilities Wisconsin and Illinois. The Medical Center delivers primary, secondary, and tertiary medical care in 196 hospital beds, and provides more than 857,000 visits annually through an extensive outpatient program. The nursing home care unit of 113 beds offers geriatric programming and the 150 domiciliary beds are the focus of programs in Substance Abuse Rehabilitation, Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder care. Approximately $9 million in research is conducted by MCW faculty members at the VA. Many MCW faculty have a joint appointment.

Versiti Blood Research Institute
From its beginnings in 1947, the Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin has grown its scope, scale, and function in profound ways. Comprising four essential components – the Versiti Diagnostic Laboratory, the Versiti Blood Research Institute (VBRI), organ and tissue procurement and blood banking initiatives – Versiti boasts a portfolio of impressive and essential services and affiliations. The VRBI, located just north of MCW on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus, is a state-of-the-art facility that provides investigators access to pioneering research equipment and services. The investigators and clinical scientists at the VBRI, many of whom are also MCW faculty, embrace a culture of curiosity-driven collaboration to continually facilitate opportunities for translational research. VRBI drives innovation and research into some of the most complex and devastating diagnoses, including aplastic anemia, autoimmune diseases, blood diseases, cancer, heart disease and stroke.).

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace that includes individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that embracing human differences is critical to realize our vision of a healthier world, and we recognize that a healthy and thriving community starts from within. We strive to integrate our human and social differences into MCW’s functioning, strategies and culture to create a diverse and equitable workplace. If you believe embracing individuality and working together makes us stronger, then MCW is the place for you. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The MCW is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status.

Procedure for Candidacy
To learn more or to apply, please contact Kelli Cameron, SHRM-SCP, Associate Vice President, Medical College of Wisconsin,kacameron@mcw.edu.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should include a current CV and a letter of interest describing your experience and qualifications. To receive full consideration, please submit your application materials by June 20, 2024.


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Clinical Veterinarian
UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
05/09/2024

UT Health San Antonio is seeking a Clinical Veterinarian for the Department of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR). The institute has a large, diverse, AAALAC accredited animal research program. The DLAR has a staff of 35+ personnel including four veterinarians. Vivaria are located on main and a satellite campus with barrier and biocontainment capabilities.

Responsibilities for the position include:
  • Provide preventive and clinical veterinary care to all laboratory animal species
  • Provide comprehensive surgical support and post-operative care for animals receiving surgical procedures
  • Provide veterinary review of IACUC protocol documents
  • Contribute to the development of institutional and departmental animal care and use policies and procedures
  • Provide didactic and hands-on training of personnel in the appropriate care and use of laboratory animals
  • Provide consultation to investigators regarding animal models, experimental design, and logistical research support

The ideal candidate will have training or experience in laboratory animal medicine and surgery to include familiarity with pertinent laws, regulations and policies governing the use of laboratory animals, strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, computer proficiency and presentation experience.

Minimum Requirements: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an AVMA accredited institution with a minimum of three years of job-related experience and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the United States. ACLAM board eligibility or board certification preferred. Under FLSA, incumbents in this position are exempt.

Please apply online at

https://fa-eomf-saasfaprod1.fa.ocs.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1002/job/1074

UT HEALTH SAN ANTONIO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER


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Research Veterinarian
USAMRIID, Fort Detrick, MD
05/08/2024

The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is looking for a Laboratory Research Veterinarian to support our government customer located in Fort Detrick, Maryland.

DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide clinical medicine services for laboratory animals, to include but not limited to non-human primates, rodents, and rabbits. Clinical medicine services include routine physical examinations and evaluation, and diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries.
  • Perform surgical procedures as required for treatment of research animal illnesses or injuries and in support of research protocols.
  • Provide clinical oversight of veterinary technicians to ensure proper clinical procedures are followed.
  • Perform/assist with imaging procedures such as radiography and ultrasound.
  • Provide instructions to veterinary technicians and animal caretakers for any required treatments or other follow-up procedures or observations.
  • Document clinical and surgical procedures in animal medical records and surgery log books.
  • Document medical evaluations and treatments in animal medical records in the Subjective-Objective-Assessment-Plan (SOAP) format.
  • As required by specific animal research protocols, documentation shall be performed to standards required by the Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulations.
  • Operate medical and research equipment to protect laboratory personnel and other animals from infection by organisms and handling animals by appropriate procedures to protect coworkers from bites and scratches.
  • Monitor certification/maintenance dates on medical equipment and notify TPOC of certifications that are coming due.
  • Provide training to USAMRIID personnel as required. Some areas of instruction may include, but are not limited to, physical examination and observation of animals, surgery, collection of various bio samples, safe work practices, and procedures and topics of interest in the animal research environment.
  • Assist in reviewing SOPs for all functions and activities as performed by Contract personnel.
  • Provide clinical oversight of veterinary technicians in the surgery suite to ensure use of aseptic techniques during surgical prep, surgical procedures, performing post-operative monitoring until animals are returned to their cages, oversight of anesthesia provided and review anesthesia records for accuracy and completeness.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED DEGREE/EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:

  • Valid US state Veterinary license
  • DVM or equivalent. (If Veterinary degree was received through a non-accredited school, an Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) is required.)

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of five (5) years' experience in laboratory animal clinical medicine and surgery, with non-human primate expertise, rodents, and rabbits.
  • Must meet Biological Personnel Reliability Program (BPRP) and Controlled Substance-Personnel Reliability Program (CS-PRP) requirements.
  • Working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulations.
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

REQUIRED CITIZENSHIP AND CLEARANCE:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be eligible for BPRP.
  • Must be eligible to obtain Secret Clearance.

The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is a fast-growing government service provider. Employees enjoy competitive salaries. Eligible employees enjoy a 401K plan with company match; medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage; tuition reimbursement; paid time off; and 11 paid holidays.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are proud to state that we do not discriminate in employment decisions based on race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you are a person with a disability and you need an accommodation during the application process, please click here to request accommodation. We E-Verify all employees.

The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of industry-recognized government service firms designated as Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned and 8(a) certified businesses. The Family of Companies (FOCs) includes Ke`aki Technologies, Laulima Government Solutions, Kūpono Government Services, and Kapili Services, Po`okela Solutions, Kīkaha Solutions, LLC, and Pololei Solutions, LLC. Alaka`ina Foundation activities principally benefit the youth of Hawaii through charitable efforts which includes providing innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science & technology, and environmental stewardship.

Please click on this link to apply https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=AKIMEKATECH&cws=43&rid=11296  or send your resume to jtorres@alakaina.com.


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Assistant Director/Veterinarian
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
05/03/2024

Who We Are:

The Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE) at Cornell University is a service and a resource to the AAALAC International accredited Cornell research and teaching community. CARE provides high quality animal care and veterinary services, and advises and educates researchers, staff and students on animal experimentation issues while promoting best practices for the responsible use of animals. These actions result in quality science merging with animal welfare.

Mission Statement: For the benefit of human and animal health, the mission of CARE is to ensure quality animal care and welfare while serving the Cornell research and teaching community through education and collaboration.

What We are Looking For:

Are you a dynamic, forward-thinking Veterinarian with a passion for animal welfare and groundbreaking research?

As we continue to expand our operations, we're looking to add an exceptional professional to our ever-growing team and help drive our mission forward.

We are seeking an ACLAM board-certified or ACLAM board eligible veterinarian ready to dive into a world of exciting challenges and endless opportunities. You'll collaborate with an experienced team to provide clinical veterinary care and oversight to a large, diverse AAALAC accredited animal care and use program.

The ideal candidate will:
  • Innovate: Independently lead and collaborate in research projects that advance the science of laboratory animal medicine.
  • Collaborate: Engage in collaborative and independent research projects, fostering a culture of innovation and exploration.
  • Empower: Play a pivotal role in ensuring ethical and responsible animal use practices.
  • Accredit: Assist in maintaining the prestigious AAALAC accreditation of Cornell’s animal care and use program, setting the gold standard in veterinary excellence.
  • Educate: Share your expertise by providing instruction and training to animal users, veterinary and husbandry staff, veterinary students, and residents in the lab animal medicine program, shaping the next generation of veterinary professionals.

What You Will Do:

In addition, and more specifically, you will:

Provide health care, including physical examinations, vaccinations, treatment of illnesses, and surgeries to research animals. Conduct routine clinical rounds; diagnose, treat and monitor the progress of sick animals (research animals including, but not limited to, rodents, rabbits, dogs, cats, cows, pigs, sheep, poultry, horses, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish). Maintain a program of adequate veterinary care including guidance and direction, monitoring and assessment of animal well-being in the areas of animal procurement and transportation, preventative medicine (including quarantine, animal biosecurity, and surveillance), pain and distress, euthanasia.

Advise on research involving animals. Collaborate with faculty on animal research projects including clinical research, design and performance of experiments using animals, as well as methods and techniques either proposed or in use. Opportunities to perform independent research depending on funding opportunities.

Provide instruction to animal husbandry and research staff regarding care and treatment of a wide range of health conditions and health monitoring procedures. Assist with IACUC-mandated training programs, mentor veterinary students during rotations and externships with CARE. Assist in teaching/mentoring of students and residents in the Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency training program.

Review IACUC protocols and serve as an alternate to the Attending Veterinarian in the conduct of semiannual IACUC inspections and other IACUC responsibilities. Assist in the review of all animal use protocols and institutional programs involving animals in research, testing and teaching.

Maintain accreditation for Cornell’s animal program. Participate in, review and approve the planning, design and approval of any construction or renovation involving animal facilities and facility inspections. Conduct routine animal facility rounds.

Required Qualifications:

  • DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school, or certification of veterinary training through programs such as ECFVG and PAVE with laboratory animal medicine and surgery experience and training.
  • Three to five years’ experience with a wide variety of laboratory animals including (transgenic) mice, other rodents, cats, dogs, cows, pigs, sheep, poultry, horses, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.
  • Must have good working knowledge of AWA&R (Animal Welfare Act & Regulations), PHS (Public Health Service) policy, The Guide to Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, The Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching, state regulations and other applicable laws, regulations and guidelines governing laboratory (including agricultural) animal care and use.
  • Desire to teach/instruct/conduct research.
  • Superior verbal/written communication skills.
  • Service-oriented. Self-motivated.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to take initiative, follow directives, motivate others, and contribute to a positive and diverse team environment.
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ACLAM board certified or eligible, or 5+ years of experience in clinical laboratory animal medicine.
  • PhD, Master’s degree or other similar advanced degree.
  • Experience writing grant proposals and conducting research projects from proposal to final publication.
  • Experience in the industry setting GLP (Good Laboratory Practice).
  • ABSL2 and ABSL3 experience is a plus.
  • Experience working in a gnotobiotic facility is a plus.
  • Experience directly supervising staff is a plus.

At CARE, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

The expected hiring range will be between $140,000-$150,000/annually.
For full consideration, please attach both a resume and cover letter to your application.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

To apply for this opportunity: please submit BOTH a cover letter and resume/CV for full consideration, ideally as one combined PDF document. You can upload documents either by “dragging and dropping” them into the dropbox or by using the “upload” icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website. If you are an internal employee, please log in to Workday.

To view the full job description and to apply:
https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CornellCareerPage/details/Assistant-Director-Veterinarian_WDR-00044838?q=veterinarian


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Associate Director, Animal Resources R0141833
University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
04/29/2024

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is recruiting an Associate Director of Animal Resources (AR). The Associate Director will assist the Senior Director in providing leadership and oversight for animal welfare compliance, including veterinary care and preventive medicine programs. In collaboration with the Senior Director, they will be responsible for ensuring compliance with regulations (USDA, NIH, NSF, etc.) governing animal use in UNR’s research and education programs. The Associate Director will serve as the acting Director in their absence.

Additional responsibilities will include acting as the backup institutional contact for Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC), assisting with document preparation, and participating in site visits for re-accreditation. The Associate Director will supervise AR staff, assist with budget and fiscal accountability and collaborate on grant-funded independent study areas related to campus animal use programs.

The Associate Director will serve as an expert in traditional laboratory animals, wildlife, and ruminants and swine and will be an instrumental part in establishing scientific collaborations across campus. The Associate Director will serve as a voting member on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). This position reports to the Senior Director of Animal Resources.

Required Qualifications:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M./V.M.D.) Degree or a D.V.M./V.M.D. from a foreign institution and an Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduate Certificate issued by the AVMA, which certifies the holder meets the educational prerequisites for licensure and five (5) years of professional experience

Related Experience:
Management of a multi-species laboratory animal care and use program that utilizes traditional and non-traditional laboratory animals. Demonstrated experience in collaborating with funded researchers

Certification and Licensure:
  • National Board Certification, by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) upon employment or ability to obtain certification, within three years of hire
  • Nevada Veterinary Practitioner’s License upon employment or within one year of date of hire
  • USDA/APHIS/VS accreditation under Category II of the National Veterinary Accreditation Program upon employment or within one year of date of hire
  • Controlled Substance Registration Certificate from the Drug Enforcement Administration of the US Department of Justice, and licensure by the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy – Controlled Substance upon employment or one year of date of hire

Compensation Grade:
Administrative Faculty - C

Please attach the following documents to your application:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for Three Professional References
  4. Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

Department Information
Research & Innovation exists as a service organization for the University faculty. We focus on enhancing research enterprises by supporting collaboration and innovation. For more information about our department, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/research-innovation/about

TO APPLY, please visit - https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UNR-external/details/Associate-Director--Animal-Resources_R0141833?q=animal%20resources

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes).

About Us
The University of Nevada, Reno is a leading American public research university committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Founded in 1874 as Nevada’s original land-grant university, the University serves 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and 63 countries.

Classified by the Carnegie® Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as an R1 (“Very High Research”) university, it is also recognized in the Carnegie® Community Engagement classification. The University is also ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the “Best National Universities” and “Best National Public Universities.” It also ranks in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the New York Times’ “Top Colleges for Economic Diversity.”

Since 2009, nearly $1 billion has been has invested in advanced labs, facilities, and residence halls on the main campus. The University is home to Nevada’s first medical school – the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine – and it delivers on its original land-grant mission with outreach across the state through the University of Nevada, Reno Extension, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Nevada Small Business Development Center, the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and Wolf Pack Athletics.

The main campus is in Reno, Nevada, a burgeoning global technology hub with a vibrant midtown and downtown. Found where the high desert of the Great Basin meets the High Sierra and Lake Tahoe, the beautiful, 290-acre main campus is also a Nevada State Arboretum. In recent years, the University has expanded to include two additional locations: the Redfield Campus in south Reno and the Wayne L. Prim campus in Incline Village, which is the home of the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe.

As part of the Nevada System of Higher Education – comprised of two research universities, one state college, four community colleges and an environmental research institute – the University is committed to developing strong partnerships with each of these institutions for the benefit of all Nevadans.

Through its commitment to high-impact education, world-improving research and creative activity, and outreach that’s transforming Nevada’s communities and businesses, the University continues its nearly 150-year tradition of benefitting our state, nation and world.

The University recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. The inclusive and engaged community on campus recognizes the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Today, the University delivers on its original land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students’ cognitive growth and academic achievement – all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education.

For more information, please visit the University’s website.


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Local Animal Welfare Officer, Rockville, MD
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany (emdgroup.com)
04/29/2024

To apply:
Local Animal Welfare Officer Rockville | Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany (emdgroup.com)

Your Role:
As the Local Animal Welfare Officer for Rockville, MD you will be responsible for the overall animal welfare program locally, supporting vendor audits, and ensuring site compliance with Corporate Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Voting Member of IACUC. Review and give feedback on animal protocols internally. Participate in study review for externally placed work, as part of Merck Animal Use Review Board.
  • Assist with the write-up, review or approval of specific AW procedures and quality documents locally.
  • Ensure that the quality of care and animal facility environment follows corporate standards and policies, as well as governmental regulations and other guidelines.
  • Manage authority visits, serving as the liaison with local authorities through written and verbal communication.
  • Visit all animal rooms regularly to oversee the general health of the animals, the enrichment program, and the personnel approach to procedures in order to assure the welfare of the animals.
  • Perform post approval monitoring for procedures involving living animals.
  • Report and document animal welfare incidents and serve as the key contact to resolve all animal welfare concerns/incidents raised by the Speak-Up-Line or by other ways of communication, in close alignment with the communications departments as applicable.
  • Review and monitor the training plan for animals (including positive reinforcement training).
  • Review and monitor the training plan for personnel.
  • If and where applicable, examine and release procedures and staff skills. Grant approval to work without supervision.
  • Support CRO/Vendor audits.
  • Perform internal audits.
  • Support AAALAC accreditation/re-accreditation .
  • Adhere to specific country regulations that may also apply (e.g., ILAR Guide, ETS123).
  • Govern the re-homing process of animals used in the Merck animal facilities for scientific purposes.
  • Review and advice on planning activities of new or rebuilt animal facilities concerning compliance with company standards and legal requirement.
  • Provide high quality clinical veterinary medicine for Merck KGaA animal facilities.
  • Ensure that the quality of care and animal facility environment follows corporate standards and policies, as well as governmental regulations and other guidelines.
  • Responsible for determining, prescribing and/or providing treatments and oversight for care and husbandry of all animals housed in the vivarium.
  • Monitoring and promoting animal well-being at all times during animal use, and during all phases of the animal's life. Support Global and local 4R efforts.
  • Interact collaboratively with the research team (e.g., the Principal Investigator or Study Director) when making critical decisions regarding animal health and welfare.
  • Must have sufficient authority, as provided by the institution, to treat an animal and institute appropriate measures to relieve severe pain or distress, including euthanasia.
  • Must have adequate resources to manage the overall program of veterinary care.
Who you are:
Minimum Qualifications:
  • A DVM and at least 5 years of work experience in lab animal science/medicine in academia or industry or comparable field with record of increased responsibilities and accomplishments.
  • ACLAM boarded preferred, ACLAM Eligible accepted
  • Direct experience in research animal welfare oversight and quality assurance.
  • Experience with the AAALAC accreditation process.
  • Experience in large and small animal experimental sciences.
  • Must possess clear understanding of
  • Applicable regulations (e.g. USDA in the USA, EU and national regulations)
  • The Guide For the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, standards related to the use of animals in research, teaching and testing.
  • Must possess clear understanding related to the use of animals in research, teaching and testing.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in a GLP and Toxicology Testing Environment a plus.
  • Proficiency with MS office (word, PPT, Excel)

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!

Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!

If you would like to know more about what diversity, equity, and inclusion means to us, please visit https://www.emdgroup.com/en/company/press-positions.html

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Director, Laboratory Science
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
04/22/2024

THE SEARCH

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (“CHLA”), a highly ranked premier pediatric hospital and research center, invites applications for the position of Director, Laboratory Sciences (“Director”). Reporting to the Chief Research Operating Officer & Vice President, Research Operations within the Saban Research Institute, the incoming Director will have the opportunity to build upon and grow a highly successful research safety and compliance program in support of CHLA’s mission of creating hope and building healthier futures.

The Director will be a strategic leader and vital partner to the highly talented faculty, researchers, and staff within the research enterprise at CHLA. It is expected that the Director will build close working relationships across the unit to establish, implement, and uphold guidelines and procedures designed to assure regulatory compliance. As a key contributor to the overall success of CHLA’s research mission, the Director will lead with vision for the future and focus on supporting current programs and endeavors.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a biological discipline or DVM and appropriate years of proven experience in a senior management animal research position in a supervisory capacity. Rodent husbandry, handling, and clinical knowledge required. Zebrafish husbandry and clinical knowledge preferred.

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist with this important search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in confidence to the firm as indicated below.

Rebecca Kennedy, Partner (she/her)
Sharon Hansen, Senior Associate (she/her)
Cortnee Bollard, Senior Search Coordinator (they/them)
Isaacson, Miller
https://www.imsearch.com/open-searches/childrens-hospital-los-angeles/director-laboratory-science


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Attending Veterinarian
Zoetis R&D Headquarters, Kalamazoo and Richland MI
04/18/2024

To Apply:https://zoetis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/zoetis/jobs/details/Attending-Veterinarian--Veterinary-Medicine-Research-and-Development--Michigan_JR00015214-1?q=Attending%20Veterinarian&workerSubType=db6ba69418ae1031251aeb647cb12378

Job ID: JR00015214

Zoetis is the world’s largest animal health company with over 70 years of experience, a market presence in over 100 countries with more than 14,000 colleagues worldwide. Zoetis provides medicines, vaccines, diagnostics, genetic tests, biodevices and precision animal health products in support of purpose to nurture our world and humankind by advancing care for animals.

Position Overview: Zoetis world headquarters for Research and Development is in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  The R&D team is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Attending Veterinarian to join our research program. The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of veterinary care for laboratory animals and livestock ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and ensuring excellent animal welfare. This is a key leadership role that requires strong veterinary expertise, exceptional communication skills, and a commitment to excellence in animal care and research support. The Attending Veterinarian will report directly to the Vice President of Global Animal Welfare Compliance and Research Support and will be a member of the Global Animal Welfare Compliance and Research Support Leadership Team.

Responsibilities:
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal laws and maintain a program that is always inspection ready.
  • Ensure continued full accreditation with AAALACi.
  • Responsible for the health and well-being of all animals at the Michigan sites.
  • Develop and ensure implementation of health monitoring programs to ensure the well-being of all animals and the safety of people.
  • Collaborate with researchers and staff to support research projects including but not limited to, protocol development, model development, anesthesia, and surgical guidance.
  • Oversee the training of research staff in animal handling, care, and experimental procedures.
  • Participate in institutional animal care and use committee (IACUC) meetings and protocol reviews.
  • Maintain accurate records of veterinary care, research activities, and regulatory compliance.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to veterinary staff and support personnel.
  • Contribute to the mission of Global Animal Welfare Compliance for Zoetis by membership on Global Teams and periodic travel (approximately 10%) to domestic and international Zoetis sites.
Required Qualifications:
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree from an accredited institution.
  • Licensed to or the ability to become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Michigan.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience as an Attending Veterinarian and member of an IACUC.
  • Demonstrated expertise in clinical veterinary care, anesthesia, surgery, and laboratory animal science.
  • Strong understanding of federal regulations and guidelines related to the care and use of laboratory animals (e.g., Animal Welfare Act, Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals).
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
  • Commitment to promoting animal welfare, the 3R’s and ethical research practices.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Board certification or eligibility for board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).
  • Experience with AAALACi and achieving AAALAC accreditation for program(s).
  • 5-10 years’ experience as an Attending Veterinarian.
  • Experience with companion animals, livestock, and poultry in research.
  • Experience with biocontainment operations and/or Select Agent programs.
  • Experience in the animal health industry.
Benefits:
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans, and vacation/sick leave.
  • Opportunities for professional development and continuing education.
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment dedicated to advancing scientific research and animal welfare.

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Veterinarian—Staff Scientist
Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD
04/17/2024

The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is seeking a Veterinarian to serve in a Staff Scientist position with the Murine Phenotyping Core (MPC).

Environment:

The MPC is a full scale, busy, mouse phenotyping core that provides technical and scientific expertise for the phenotypic characterization of mouse models. We place a strong emphasis on scientific collaboration, technical skill, customization of model specific testing strategies, and innovative growth and development. We collaborate on projects with investigators across NIH on a diversity of mouse models utilizing state of the art equipment and comprehensive testing methodologies to assess multiple physiological and behavioral systems. The core is equipped to conduct comprehensive phenotyping studies in the areas of cardiovascular, metabolic, pulmonary, neuromuscular, behavioral phenotyping and exercise physiology testing while providing scientific consultation and collaboration with NIH research labs. The position offers diverse and exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, development of comprehensive expertise in mouse phenotyping and comparative medicine, and the ability to shape and steer ongoing growth of the core.

This is an excellent opportunity for either a Veterinarian interested in transitioning into a laboratory animal/research-based career or for an experienced laboratory animal veterinarian wanting a more hands-on and direct role in overseeing, executing, and collaborating in all aspects of the scientific studies.

Position role:

The core seeks a motivated candidate to assist in both the technical and scientific aspects involved in the core’s daily work and collaborations, as well as function in a Veterinary role within the core and NHBLI.  

In addition to performing mouse phenotyping study work in the core (50% of time), this candidate will also engage in: scientific collaboration with investigators, experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, new method development, educational outreach to NIH community, strategic growth and planning for the core, and administrative reporting.  The candidate would also function in a facility veterinarian role for the core including acting as a veterinary contact for communications across multiple campus animal facilities, coordinating animal transfers, ensuring compliance with animal facility, NIH and federal lab animal regulations, and ACUC/AAALAC inspection preparation.  This position is within the NHLBI Murine Phenotyping Core, and the candidate can expect adequate training on all phenotyping methodologies and testing platforms currently offered within the core.  Additional opportunities to serve on the NHLBI Animal Care and Use Committee, and to provide veterinary care and small and large animal surgical support for the NHLBI Animal Program exists for interested candidates.

The candidate for the position is expected to work efficiently in a multidisciplinary environment, and perform a variety of specialized in vivo mouse phenotyping techniques in support of the scientific research program of the core facility, NHLBI investigators, along with the DIR in general. These applications include carrying out in vivo neuromuscular, and behavioral phenotyping on diverse models, exercise testing, muscle/nerve stimulation, cardiovascular system testing, pulmonary system testing, and metabolic phenotyping. The successful applicant will be expected to already be experienced and technically proficient in mouse handling, husbandry, and technical procedures with some experience in in vivo mouse research and would be expected to become proficient in all areas over time after the provision of appropriate training. Additionally, through knowledge of general physiology and comparative medicine, the core veterinarian will provide scientific consultation to investigators involving phenotyping projects including strategic testing planning, experimental design, data interpretation, and providing follow up testing suggestions for diverse mouse models with our NIH collaborators, and serve as a core liaison to provide educational outreach and training to scientists and students at NIH.

Areas of potential growth:

The successful candidate will have the exciting opportunity to help steer and promote the continued growth of the core as a state of the art mouse phenotyping center, including development of new techniques and methods, learning new equipment, and facility design/renovations/planning as the core continues to expand, etc.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform a variety of in vivo mouse phenotyping testing and
  • Understand applications of the core’s diverse phenotyping method repertoire and possess the ability to strategically apply testing strategies to target model specific questions.
  • Prepare summaries of experiments, contribute to the evaluation and discussion of results, and prepare data tables, graphs, etc. for inclusion in publications.
  • Provide training and guidance to students, fellows and other staff members in the
  • Contribute as an author and co-author in the writing and preparation of scientific papers for publication in recognized journals.
  • Candidate must be able to lift 40lbs weight, move quickly and quietly in small confined spaces, get up and down from ground easily, stand for extended periods of time.
  • Attend CE courses, and training sessions for new methodologies and techniques as needed and participate in conferences to stay abreast of latest scientific developments.
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Provide veterinary care, anesthesia and surgical support to research animals.
  • Write and review animal protocols, oversee high standards for adherence to animal facility policies and regulations.

Qualifications:

  • DVM or VMD with animal model research experience and/or transitioning into the research field, or PhD in a related field with prior mouse research experience.

Preferred:

  • Excellent animal observational skills, appreciation for animal handling, environment, and other factors which can impact in vivo mouse research.
  • Ability to write animal study protocols and experience with Animal Care and Use
  • Microsurgical
  • Strong computer
  • Someone who wants to learn, grow, and develop while working in a high demand and busy core, and actively engaged in multiple diverse and exciting collaborative studies across NIH. Someone with a sincere desire to contribute.

Applications:

Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. Appointees may be US citizens, permanent residents, or non-residents with or eligible to obtain a valid employment authorized visa.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, complete bibliography, and contact details for three references to: Hilina Kibrom at hilina.kibrom@nih.gov.


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Veterinarian Fellow
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Ft Detrick, MD
04/15/2024

Employee Type: exempt full-time

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Laboratory Animal Sciences Program (LASP) provides exceptional quality animal care and technical support services for animal research performed at the National Cancer Institute at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. LASP executes this mission by providing a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art technologies and services that are focused on the design, generation, characterization, and application of genetically engineered and biological animal models of human disease, which are aimed at the development of targeted diagnostics and therapies. LASP contributes to advancing human health, developing new treatments, and improving existing treatments for cancer and other diseases while ensuring safe and humane treatment of animals.

LASP seeks to invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship program at the NCI-Frederick for veterinarians desiring further experience and training in laboratory animal medicine and cancer research using animal models. The fellow will be embedded in the Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM) portion of LASP to be trained by a team of LASP veterinarians and scientists, with all aspects of research overseen by the senior (attending) veterinarian in LASP Frederick. The fellow will participate in a variety of services in LAM-Frederick and LAM-Bethesda, including animal breeding and health monitoring, receiving and quarantine, surgery, and necropsy, ABSL1 and ABSL2 practices, gnotobiotics, small animal imaging, molecular pathology, animal modeling, rederivation and cryopreservation, and working with various regulatory oversight committees (Animal Care and Use Committee, Institutional Biosafety Committee and Quality Assurance). The fellow will gain experience in other regulatory functions like completing the OLAW annual report, OLAW assurance, USDA annual report and AAALAC site visits. The fellow will also gain experience working with species often used in laboratory animal sciences, including Mice, Rats, Xenopus, Zebrafish and Macaques. Fellows who complete the program will earn an FNLCR “certificate of training” and gain a better understanding of the principles and practices of laboratory animal medicine. This intensive training would also well-prepare the fellow for specialty boards exams (e.g. ACLAM). Dedicated time to study for the boards will be provided.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with daily health checks and treatment of sick animals.
  • Assist with surgical and technical procedure training.
  • Assist with AALAS Certification Training.
  • Support the Receiving and Quarantine Program.
  • Assist with the protocol review process and updating standard operating procedures/policies.
  • Provide on call veterinary support during weekends and after hours.
  • Participate in monthly Institutional Animal Care and Use and Biosafety Committee meetings.
  • Participate in the monthly diagnostic meeting and refinement of the animal health monitoring program.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Graduation from a veterinary school accredited by the AVMA (e.g. D.V.M. or V.M.D.) or satisfactory completion of the foreign equivalency examination (passing grade) given by the AVMA. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in the U.S.
  • 3+ years of relevant, full-time experience in laboratory animal medicine following receipt of a veterinary medical degree.
  • Broad knowledge of laboratory animal health/medicine, veterinary treatments, and procedures.
  • Must function independently in an animal facility to identify and evaluate animal health issues, provide clinical diagnoses, therapeutics, and post-procedural care for research animals.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Completion of an ACLAM recognized training/residency program in laboratory animal medicine.
  • Experience handling mice and non-human primates in a research setting, with technical skills in surgical procedures.
  • Experience consulting with scientists regarding animal-based research and development of Animal Study Proposals (ASP).
  • Experience in veterinary diagnostics and clinical medicine.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.

JOB HAZARDS

  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations

APPLY TODAY
https://leidosbiomed.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/3927?c=leidosbiomed

Commitment to Diversity
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

About Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
The Frederick National Laboratory is meeting the nation’s most urgent biomedical research needs and serves as a national and global resource for the scientific community. We’re always looking for people to join us in fulfilling the mission of the Frederick National Laboratory: discovery, innovation, and success in the biomedical sciences.


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Assistant Director for Animal Welfare and Compliance
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Comparative Medicine, Cambridge, MA
04/12/2024

BASIC FUNCTION:  Act as the primary liaison in coordinating the activities of the Committee for Animal Care (CAC; MIT’s IACUC) with those of the Division of Comparative Medicine to optimize compliance with all regulations and guidelines, including oversight of the researcher training and post-approval monitoring program, while also contributing as a clinical / research veterinarian within the veterinary care program.

The Assistant Director for Animal Welfare and Compliance will act as the primary liaison in coordinating the activities of the Committee for Animal Care (CAC; MIT’s IACUC) with those of the Division of Comparative Medicine to optimize compliance with all regulations and guidelines, including oversight of the researcher training and post-approval monitoring program, while also contributing as a clinical / research veterinarian within the veterinary care program. The Division of Comparative Medicine at Massachusetts Institute of Technology serves as the primary resource for the care, development and refinement of animal models within the MIT community. The Division is tasked with the care of a wide variety of species, including mice, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, swine, zebrafish, zebra finches, tree shrews, marmosets and macaques, and includes transgenic (mouse and nonhuman primate) and germ-free facilities. The successful candidate will join a 10 veterinarian team in fulfilling the Division’s mission to provide the very best in animal care and collaborative research support; and will become an integral part of an established comparative medicine training program providing training to veterinarians and veterinary students in research, laboratory animal medicine and comparative pathology. Opportunities for collaborative and/or independent research abound and will be encouraged for the interested candidate.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

As Assistant Director of Animal Welfare and Compliance:

  1. Ensure compliance with regulations and guidelines, and synergy of policy with practice, by acting as a primary liaison between animal resources / veterinary care and the IACUC.
  2. Facilitate high quality research by serving as a primary veterinarian contact for researchers seeking veterinarian input on new protocol submissions and revisions.
  3. Guarantee ongoing evolution and improvement of standards and practices by keeping apprised of updates to the regulations and guidelines; regularly leading the review of policy, practice and trainings at MIT; and the development and maintenance of a robust post-approval monitoring program.
  4. Other duties as assigned.
As a Research / Clinical Veterinarian:

  1. Provide broad veterinary clinical and surgical support for multiple small and large animal species within the Division, with a concentration on rodent and aquatic species. Specific services that may fall under this veterinarian’s charge may include germ-free, transgenic, import/export and/or rodent advanced technical services. Communicate with MIT staff and faculty regarding animal health and welfare issues.
  2. Play an active role in animal model development and refinement. Actively seek to build positive collaborative relationships with researchers throughout and beyond the MIT community.
  3. Train and mentor 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 multiple species.
  4. Actively participate as a teacher and mentor in an established postdoctoral training program in laboratory animal medicine and research for veterinarians. Participate in education and outreach to veterinary students interested in careers in research and/or comparative pathology. The opportunity to teach in undergraduate and graduate courses exists for the motivated candidate.
  5. Contribute to the regulatory oversight of the program through review of animal care and use protocols, SOPs and policies as assigned, and active participation in and preparation for site visits and inspections.
  6. For the interested candidate, opportunities exist and are encouraged to pursue independent and/or collaborative research and sponsored funding support beyond comparative medicine collaborations. However, the longevity of this position is not contingent on the success of the recruit in procuring sponsored funding.
Supervision Received:

Supervision will be provided by the Associate Director for Clinical Services / Attending Veterinarian within the Division of Comparative Medicine. Position requires ability to perform with minimal supervision.

Supervision Exercised:

None. Will be expected to provide guidance in regulatory matters to the CAC chair and staff, fellow veterinarians, trainees, veterinary technicians and research personnel.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school, or equivalent training with ECFVG certification, is required.
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, with the ability to become licensed in Massachusetts.
  • A minimum of two years experience working some capacity with an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and other regulatory oversight of animal research required.
  • Formal training in comparative medicine with Diplomate status in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ECLAM) preferred. Alternatively, a minimum of 2 years of experience practicing or training in veterinary medicine in a research setting with a strong understanding of relevant regulations and guidelines may be considered.
  • Expertise and interest in the regulations and guidelines that govern animal research.
  • Prior experience working collaboratively with researchers and mentoring students are strongly desired. Experience in advising on model selection and protocol development in this capacity is favored.
  • Hands on clinical experience is required
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team is imperative.
To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, your CV, and the names and contact information of 2-3 professional references in response to job 23901 via https://hr.mit.edu/careers   

Inquiries from interested candidates are welcome and should be directed to:

Kelly Metcalf Pate, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
Director, Division of Comparative Medicine
Dorothy W. Poitras Associate Professor of Biological Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Email: kpate@mit.edu

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.
 

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Director of Animal Resources/Attending Veterinarian
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
04/12/2024

North Dakota State University (NDSU) seeks a dynamic, collaborative and experienced person to serve as the Director of Animal Resources/Institutional Attending Veterinarian. The position resides in the Office of Research and Creative Activity (RCA) and provides oversight and management of the university’s animal care and use program and serves as the institutional attending veterinarian.  

The Attending Veterinarian reports to the Vice President for RCA and serves as a resource to faculty, staff, and students by providing regulatory guidance and veterinary expertise to those utilizing animals in research, teaching, and/or production.  The Attending Veterinarian is a critical component of assurance compliance with USDA and PHS guidelines. The AV works closely with the Animal Care and Use Committee and partners with departments across campus to maintain the highest standards of animal care and use at NDSU.

Outstanding benefits include fully funded health insurance for both individual and family plans, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, a generous retirement plan, and tuition waiver for employee and discounted tuition for spouse/dependents. Candidates may be eligible for both national and state veterinary loan repayment programs.

NDSU is a land grant university, as well as a Carnegie R1 doctoral/very high research activity institution, and is the only R1 in the state of North Dakota as well as one of only four R1s in a six-state region in the Upper Midwest.  NDSU’s impact reaches every county in the state, with extension offices in 53 counties and 7 Research Extension Centers. The University leads all North Dakota higher education institutions in funding from the U.S. Departments of Defense, Transportation, Agriculture, and the National Science Foundation.  NDSU is located in Fargo, North Dakota, recently featured in the New York Times travel section as well as in the Wall Street Journal for its downtown revitalization. The Los Angeles Times calls Fargo “Trendy!” and The Today Show dubbed Fargo “A Hip City!” The Greater Fargo-Moorhead population is just over 180,000, with a low cost of living, thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem, and a vibrant community of New Americans. The state is also home to five sovereign Tribal Nations and five Tribal Colleges. Fargo has two James Beard-nominated restaurants and is a short drive to lakes country in Minnesota. Western North Dakota offers the Badlands and new Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Medora.

Responsibilities:

Leadership:
  • Provide leadership and oversight of the NDSU animal care and use program.
  • Has the authority and accountability to make decisions regarding animal treatment and care.
  • Proactively communicates with stakeholders.
  • Works collaboratively with all individuals involved in the care and use of animals used in research and teaching.
  • Inform and advocate to university leadership regarding issues and policies pertaining to animal are and use.  
  • Veterinary care:
  • Utilizing clinical best practice guidelines, provides oversight of the health and welfare of all animals (on and off campus – including Research Extension Centers and off-campus research with wildlife) used in university research and teaching.
  • Maintain and oversee a comprehensive animal biosecurity program including but not limited to: processes and procedures for quarantine, health surveillance, environmental monitoring, internal animal movement, as well as animal imports and exports.
  • Oversees the veterinary care program for research animals including diagnosis and treatment of a variety of health conditions, in multiple species (including rodents used in biomedical research, production livestock, and various species of wildlife, or exotics), as well as euthanasia, necropsy, and tissue collection.
  • Responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining animal care standards and policies to ensure the safe use of animals at NDSU facilities.
Training programs:
  • Oversees the program of training for research staff and students on animal handling, proper veterinary care, procedures, pain/distress management and peri-operative care.
  • Ensures appropriate training of all faculty, staff, post-doctoral researchers, and students engaged in animal care and use.
Regulatory:
  • Prepares for, and participates in, institutional site visits by external oversight organizations (e.g., USDA, OLAW).
  • Works closely with the IACUC administrator and other Research Integrity & Compliance members in conducting post-approval monitoring of animal care and use protocols.
  • Assists in assuring compliance with all federal regulations (including USDA-APHIS, PHS, OLAW, etc.) and university policies and procedures concerning the care and use of animals in research, teaching and production.
  • Works in direct partnership with the IACUC to include protocol review, semi-annual facility inspections, program review, and investigator support.
    • Provide veterinary support and consultation on IACUC protocols.  Serve as a voting member on the IACUC.
    • Provides individualized consultation to investigators on protocol development.
    • Assists investigators in developing and selecting appropriate animal models.
    • Ensures appropriate facilities and equipment are in place to carry out proposed projects.
  • Participate in the development and management of disaster response planning.
  • Ensure the condition and care of the animal facilities are in compliance with institutional standards and policies; local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Work collaboratively with the Research Integrity & Compliance team to ensure federal reports are completed accurately and on time.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school, or certification of veterinary training through programs such as ECFVG and PAVE.
  • Current veterinary licensure in one US state and eligible for licensure in ND.
  • A Minimum of six (6) years of post-doctoral clinical and research (agricultural production animal species and/or biomedical animal species, wildlife, and /or exotics) experience OR completion of laboratory animal residency.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board certification or equivalent.
  • A minimum of six (6) years of experience providing veterinary care to animals in a research setting.
  • Experience working as a veterinarian in a university or research environment.
  • Experience serving on an IACUC with agricultural production animal species and/or biomedical animal species, wildlife and/or exotics.
  • Current or past-experience with DEA registration, regulations, and protocols.
Applicant Materials Required:
  • Curriculum vitae/resumé
  • Cover letter individually addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications
  • Contact information for three professional references with your application materials.
Click here to apply.

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

No Smoking Notice:
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:
North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran’s Preference Notice:
This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information:
North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or ndsu.hr@ndsu.edu.

Land Acknowledgement:
We collectively acknowledge that we gather together at NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region. (see www.ndsu.edu/inclusioncouncil/native_american_initiatives/ ).
 

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Head, Department of Population Health
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, GA
04/11/2024

The Department of Population Health of the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine encompasses a diverse workforce that is dedicated to the betterment of animal health and welfare in support of wildlife populations, laboratory animals, and a sustainable and economically viable food supply. The Department of Population Health encompasses the Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, Food and Animal Health and Management Program, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study and Laboratory Animal Medicine Program.

The Department, which is forward-thinking, growing, varied in interests and membership, seeks a visionary and energetic leader, who is an experienced and accomplished academician and educator to serve as its next Department Head. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the department’s academic missions in instruction, research and clinical service, including hiring of departmental faculty and staff, promoting the success and career progression of faculty, staff and students, and management of the department’s fiscal resources and facilities in compliance with all applicable regulations and policies.

Required qualifications are the DVM (or equivalent), or PhD, and accomplishments to qualify for hire at the rank of tenured Professor.  Demonstrable success in budgetary and administrative management and dedication to the creation of a diverse and inclusive workplace also are required.  Preferred qualifications include one or more the following: an advanced graduate degree (MS or PhD), board certification in an appropriate veterinary specialty, or experience in the study of animal populations.  The successful candidate will have a strong record of achievement in scholarly work and professional or graduate education and evidence of effective leadership and communication skills and dedication to veterinary and graduate student education.

Appointment, Promotion, & Tenure of Academic Rank Faculty can be found here: https://provost.uga.edu/faculty-affairs/promotion-tenure-evaluation/

Discipline-specific criteria and procedures for promotion and tenure can be found at: https://provost.uga.edu/resources/documents/Population_Health2015.pdf

Applications: The application packet should include a cover letter detailing the applicant’s credentials and experience and address how this background has prepared the candidate for the position as it relates to instruction, research and/or clinical services; a current Curriculum vitae; and contact information for three referees. Please apply at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/365781.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Jesse Hostetter, search committee chairperson, by email (Jesse.Hostetter@uga.edu) or telephone (706-542-5831). All applications received on or before May 31, 2024, will be fully considered; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment.  We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community ( http://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community).  

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. As such, the University of Georgia is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.  We not only strongly encourage women, minorities and other diverse candidates to apply for this position, but we also maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  Person needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (HRWeb@uga.edu).
 

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Research Assistant or Associate Professor, Director of Lab Animal Medicine - SMS-3400
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
04/10/2024

Job Type: Faculty
Job Number: N2301873
To Apply: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/siumed/jobs/4308101/research-assistant-or-associate-professor-director-of-lab-animal-medicine-sms?keywords=Director%20of%20Lab%20Animal%20Medicine&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Description
Direct the operation of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) in the office of the ADR for Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIUSM) – Springfield; provide veterinary clinical, surgical and medical care to the animal population; develop a program of independent research or participate in collaborative research; participate in teaching and committee service.

Examples of Duties

ADMINISTRATION (35%)

  • Establish and administer DLAM policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain basic DLAM programs for procurement, maintenance and disposal
  • research and teaching animals.
  • Oversee the fiscal operations of DLAM, including developing operational budgets,
  • Per diem rates, setting user fees, performing annual cost accounting, billing, etc.
  • Oversee operation and maintenance of the DLAM including physical plant, working through other SIUSM divisions and offices as appropriate. Make decisions regarding equipment maintenance, repair, replacement and location /accessibility.
  • Supervise or direct the supervision and development of DLAM personnel.
  • Review capital or significant equipment and commodity purchases with core staff prior to purchasing.
  • Represent Southern Illinois University School of Medicine-Springfield to all animal care accrediting, certifying and regulatory bodies to ensure proper registration and legal compliance of the institution's facilities as necessary to maintain federal and agency grants and contracts. Prepare and submit the USDA annual reports, registrations and correspondence in compliance with AWA. Prepare and submit the OLAW annual report and Animal Welfare Assurance in compliance with the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
  • Maintain institutional accreditation with the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALACi) including annual reports, document preparation and submission, preparation for site visits and organization of the site visit.
  • Maintain personal contact with faculty to sustain an awareness of their needs and activities and to act as a consultant in the design of research protocols involving animals and DLAM equipment as necessary.
  • Maintain liaison with other veterinary laboratory animal specialists in Illinois and in other states to keep informed on state and national laboratory animal trends, policies, and issues.
  • Provide conceptual design of new animal facilities and renovations of present facilities, and seek funding for such development, as appropriate.
  • Advise and assist with management of the Occupational Health and Safety Program for animal users, as needed.
  • Identify new capital equipment needs in conjunction with staff of DLAM, RIF, Director of SCI, ADR, and faculty and seek funding for such equipment, as appropriate.
II. CLINCAL (25%)

  • Oversee the development, implementation, and maintenance of diagnostic, clinical and surgical support services consistent with DLAM programs.
  • Serve as the Attending Veterinarian for the SIUSM Springfield campus with responsibilities as described in OLAW assurance, AWA, and in relation to AAALACi accreditation.
  • Oversee the responsibilities of the Animal Care Coordinator and Office Administrator.
  • Provide clinical medicine and surgical care to the animal population including on-call coverage on weekends and holidays as needed. Maintain appropriate medical records. Observe, treat and prescribe clinical veterinary care for all ill and injured animals. Contact PI’s regarding concerns/care/disposition of animals on study. Complete diagnostic necropsies on all USDA covered species and other species as needed.
  • Provide veterinary oversight of the health monitoring and quarantine program including SOP review, testing decisions, review of results from testing and programmatic impact of monitoring results.
  • Provide veterinary oversight of the Quality Assurance program including decisions on methodology, review of results and programmatic impact of results.
  • Provide veterinary clinical expertise for faculty-initiated animal projects on an as needed basis.
III. TEACHING (15%)

  • Oversee and participate in the development, implementation, and maintenance of a training program for all animal users to meet the federal standards for conducting animal research.
  • Provide training for DLAM animal care personnel, as needed. Provide individualized training on techniques to students, researchers and faculty as requested.
  • Serve on thesis and dissertation committees as appropriate.
  • Assist in curriculum and module development and in teaching and evaluating graduate students and undergraduate medical students (second-year medical students) as a faculty member on appropriate instructional teams. Provide lectures in the second-year curriculum applicable to training and background. Serve as a Tutor in an Y2 medical curriculum unit. Provide lecture in graduate student methodology course on animal research methods and every other year lecture on Animal Use in the Responsible Conduct of Research course.
IV. RESEARCH (10%)

  • Design, implement and participate in independent and/or collaborative research activities consistent with the mission and objectives of SIUSM. Collaborate with both basic science and clinical faculty as appropriate.
  • Prepare and submit grant applications designed to support an independent or collaborative research program.
  • Prepare and submit manuscripts for publication of the results of this research.
  • Supervise research efforts of other personnel (e.g., fellows, technicians, residents, students) working in the laboratory as applicable.
V. SERVICE (15%)

Serve as a voting member as the Attending Veterinarian (AV) on the SIUSM Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Review all submitted animal use protocols and amendments as the AV. Aid faculty in the development of animal use protocols including model selection, techniques, anesthesia and analgesia, surgical procedures, etc. Participate in all committee functions such as facility and laboratory inspections twice yearly, program reviews, etc. provide new member training in conjunction with the current Chair. Maintain compliance through continuing observation in

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
A Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited institution; active veterinary license in at least one state with the ability to obtain a license in the state of Illinois within 6-8 months; board eligible by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM); familiarity with current USDA and PHS regulations, and the AAALAC International accreditation process; practitioner license (or license eligibility) from the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA); accreditation (or eligibility) by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA); effective communication skills to develop and maintain relationships and to influence compliance with policies and regulations; demonstrate job related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment; sensitive to the needs of underrepresented minority populations.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Current experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine through completion of formal residency program or work experience; interests in establishing an independent research program aligned with the mission of SOM; experience with variety of laboratory rodents and in their housing from conventional to barrier to bio-containment facilities; experience with animal surgical suite management including USDA and non-regulated animals; experience working in a university or academic medical research

Supplemental Information

If you require assistance, please contact the Office of Human Resources at hrrecruitment@siumed.edu or call 217-545-0223 Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.

Pre-employment background screenings required.

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
327 West Calhoun
Springfield, Illinois, 62702
217-545-0223
https://www.siumed.edu/
 

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Director, Animal Care Program and Attending Veterinarian
University of Delaware, Newark and Georgetown, DE
04/10/2024

WThe University of Delaware (UD) is seeking an energetic, experienced veterinarian for the position of Director, Animal Care Program and Attending Veterinarian (D/AV).  The Animal Care Program at UD includes a centralized vivarium for rodents, oversight of satellite facilities for aquatics at the Newark and Lewes campuses, and oversight of agricultural animal use at the Newark and Georgetown campuses.  Clinical care for agricultural animals is provided by ambulatory services at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Director of the Animal Care Program duties are clinical, regulatory, and administrative.  Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Research, the D/AV is responsible for the health and welfare of all animals used for education and research at the University.  The D/AV provides medical and surgical care for animals, investigator consultation, Institutional Animal Care and Use membership, training for research and animal care personnel, and oversees the operations of the Office of Laboratory Animal Medicine (OLAM).  The D/AV fosters partnership among the components of the Animal Care Program to ensure institutional compliance with all federal, state, and local requirements.

Required Education:
  • DVM/VMD or equivalent degree
  • Laboratory animal medicine training (residency or equivalent)
Other Requirements:  
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience as a laboratory animal veterinarian, including management experience.
  • A veterinary License in any state and eligibility to apply for a veterinary license in Delaware.
  • Eligibility to sit for the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine Boards (Board certification preferred).
  • DEA license
  • A commitment to high quality and humane care of animals, effective leadership and communication skills, and an ability to provide quality laboratory animal medicine veterinary service in an academic environment.
  • Commitment to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value and demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.
For additional information or to apply, visit https://careers.udel.edu/en-us/job/500924/director-animal-care-program-attending-veterinarian
 

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Clinical Veterinarian
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
04/10/2024

To apply go to: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/psc/hrprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&ACTION=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&

Percent Time: 100%
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30. Some weekends, nights, and holidays will be required.

This University of Minnesota’s department of Research Animal Resources (RAR) is searching for a clinical veterinarian to provide preventative, emergency, and routine veterinary medical care for laboratory animals used in the University of Minnesota’s AAALAC-accredited research program. This position interacts regularly with a variety of personnel, including students, staff, faculty, and senior leadership. We are seeking an autonomous, motivated, and service-oriented team player to join a flexible, fun, and driven group of veterinarians and staff within RAR.

In addition to traditional clinical work, the RAR veterinary team also aids in regulatory compliance, research support, teaching, process development and implementation, and a potential for independent or collaborative research. The team works with veterinary students at the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine and plays an active role in the Minnesota Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Consortium. Veterinary faculty are expected to teach, mentor, and support residents within the program. Additionally, the clinical veterinary team has the responsibility and latitude to identify areas for process refinements, develop plans to achieve identified improvements, and to initiate the steps for implementation and completion.

RAR is embarking on an exciting growth phase with development of and upgrades to existing facilities and expanding research into gnotobiotics and new non-human primate models. In light of this expansion, this position reflects an increase in the number of current clinical veterinarians on staff. RAR’s team of veterinarians consists of the institution's attending veterinarian, the director of veterinary services, seven clinical veterinarians, and up to three veterinary residents. Depending on individual employee qualifications, a subset of the seven clinical veterinarians may qualify as senior clinical veterinarians at any given time.

Please note that within the research environment there is the potential for exposure to hazardous and infectious materials including, (but not limited to) chemotherapeutic agents, radioactive substances, allergens, excessive noise, and/or zoonotic pathogens. The ability to move / lift / restrain animals is required.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Clinical Care (40%)
  • Provide preventative, emergency, and routine veterinary care to research animals within the University of Minnesota system.
  • As indicated by the medical condition of the individual animal(s): Examine, diagnose, prescribe medication, perform surgery, and provide methods for humane euthanasia if necessary.
  • Perform rounds of all animals in assigned clinical areas on a regular basis.
  • Communicate exam findings and treatment recommendations to veterinary technicians and research personnel.
  • Provide emergency veterinary services after-hours, holidays, and weekends on a rotating basis, including responding to housing facility issues in concert facilities maintenance staff as it relates to animal welfare concerns.
  • Pending USDA accreditation status, review, approve, and sign interstate and/or internal health certificates
Support for Regulatory Compliance Programs (15%):
  • Participate in design and review of research protocols, either through direct participation on committees such as the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee or the Institutional Biosafety Committee, or by request directly from principal investigators and/or their staff.
  • Advise investigators on appropriate medications, procedures, and model design.
  • Ensure that animal transportation, housing, and use comply with internal processes in accordance with all applicable federal and state laws, University policy, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
  • Assist with purchase, use, documentation, and disposal of veterinary medical substances (including DEA controlled substances) and comply with internal processes in accordance with federal and state laws.
Teaching/Training (15%):
  • Create and offer lectures, labs, and seminars for veterinary students, animal care staff, veterinary technicians, area supervisors, and research staff and/or faculty.
  • Provide training for graduate veterinarians in the laboratory animal medicine training program, Minnesota Laboratory Animal Medicine Consortium, via seminars, journal clubs, and clinical rounds.
  • Research, write and amend reference documents for direct use in teaching researchers, students, RAR employees, or other individuals associated with the University.
  • Assist in training new veterinary technicians.
  • Mentor, train, and support veterinary colleagues and students.
  • Mentor veterinary residents in the training program to develop and execute research projects as part of their required training, including writing grant proposals to secure project funding.
Process Development and Implementation: (15%)
  • Identify areas for process improvement within the department and assisting with implementing and communicating changes.
  • Review, follow, and provide recommendations for Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Standards of Care (SOC) and assist with implementing updates.
  • Provide feedback on how to enhance training at the institution and assist with communicating changes as needed.
  • Determine how to further enhance educational programs for veterinary students and residents and assist in implementing changes to the program.
  • Provide leadership for departmental subcommittees such as employee engagement, environmental enrichment, ergonomics, and/or team development.
Professional development (10%)
  • Participate in independent or collaborative research projects related to clinical laboratory animal medicine or other fields of study.
  • Participate in department, college, and University events, meetings, projects, and initiatives.  
  • Participate in national meetings, training, and/or committees related to the field of laboratory animals and laboratory animal medicine.
Additional Duties (5%):
  • The RAR Director and Director of Veterinary Services may change or assign other duties to this position.
MEDICAL, PHYSICAL, & ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • A current Tetanus vaccine is required
  • An annual Tuberculosis screening is required
  • An annual Influenza vaccine is required
  • A protective measles titer is required or measles vaccination (if never vaccinated) or booster (if titer does not convey protection) is required
  • A rabies vaccine or titer is offered unless the employee wishes to fill out a declination form
  • Powered Air Purifying Respirator or N95 Masks may be required due to exposure of animal allergens when working in certain environments and conditions.
  • An annual hearing test is required due to facilities with noise levels requiring screening
  • Employees may work in wet rooms or around large industrial cage washers
  • Employees may work in outside environments in all weather conditions
  • Employees should be prepared to lift up to fifty (50) pounds
Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school, or certification of veterinary training through programs such as ECFVG and PAVE plus at least two (2) years of experience as a practicing veterinarian
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines both independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in problem identification and problem solving with complex and sensitive issues
  • Capable of accepting responsibility with a high level of independent initiative, proactivity, and creativity
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in Minnesota is required within 3 months of start date
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 1 year or more experience or training in the field of laboratory animal medicine
  • ACLAM Certification, ACLAM eligibility, or qualifications leading to eligibility
  • Working knowledge of federal laws and regulations governing the use of animals in research, AAALAC-accreditation, and important industry guidelines (e.g. Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Ag Guide, Occ Health, etc.).
  • Advanced computer skills including experience with spreadsheets/word processing, presentation formats (presentation software and presenting virtually), and ability to learn new clinical and regulatory software systems.
How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given 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.
To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu  or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Diversity
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu

Employment Requirements
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

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Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
04/09/2024

Position Number: 600187
Department: EHH BSOM Comparative Medicine
Homepage: https://comparativemedicine.ecu.edu/
Working Title: Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
Job Category: Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

The Department of Comparative Medicine is a basic science department in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Our team supports excellent science through a comprehensive program of humane and ethical animal care and use. Department of Comparative Medicine cares for a variety of species in several facilities across all East Carolina University campuses. We provide barrier, containment, and quarantine housing, as well as surgical and technical support. The animal care and use program at East Carolina University is USDA Registered (#55-R-0010), PHS assured (D16-00294), and fully accredited by AAALAC, International.

Job Duties:

  • Participating in the provision of excellent veterinary and preventive medical care
  • Sharing emergency and holiday on-call rotations
  • Advising and collaborating with investigators in the development and implementation of research projects
  • Participating in academic course instruction and animal care and research staff training
  • Serving on and supporting IACUC activities
  • Participating in ensuring compliance with USDA, OLAW, AAALAC, International
  • Any other duties as assigned by the department chair.
Contingent upon the availability of funds

Minimum Education/Experience:

The successful candidate must have a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary college or its equivalent as defined by the AVMA Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates, with at least 2 years of training or experience in laboratory animal medicine or related practice, and the ability to be licensed in North Carolina. A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team and excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

License or Certification required by statute or regulation: NCVMB

Job Open Date: 04/04/2024
Open Until Filled: Yes
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting:
https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/69342

AA/EOE:

East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or ADA-Coordinator@ecu.edu.

Eligibility for Employment:

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information:

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to employment@ecu.edu. Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


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Clinical Veterinarian
Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute, Albuquerque, NM
04/09/2024

Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute is seeking a Clinical Veterinarian who will be responsible for providing clinical veterinary medical care to a variety of laboratory animal species; duties include diagnosis and treatment of disease, preventive medicine, animal health monitoring, and quarantine monitoring. The Clinical Veterinarian will also participate in research support of GLP and non-GLP studies involving both USDA-covered and non-covered species; this individual may manage clinical aspects of the studies, provide guidance on animal model and protocol development, and participate on the IACUC through conducting veterinary reviews.  The Clinical Veterinarian may serve as a study director for research studies, will be involved in training veterinary and research personnel and is responsible for completing other duties and tasks as required or assigned.
 
This position requires participation in a rotating on call schedule for after hours, weekend and holiday coverage.

Qualifications

Requires Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG foreign equivalency certification, must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state and have a minimum of one year of post-graduate clinical experience with laboratory animal species in a biomedical research setting; or an equivalent combination of education and training from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained. Formal postdoctoral training in laboratory animal medicine and/or ACLAM board eligibility or ACLAM board certification is preferred.
 
Must have the knowledge and ability to ensure compliance with USDA standards and the Animal Welfare Act, The Guide for the Care & Use of Laboratory Animals, NIH Public Health Service Policy, FDA GLP regulations, DEA Regulations, AAALAC guidelines, and all state, county and city rules and regulations.  Candidate must have a demonstrated understanding of research methodology, principles and procedures.   
 
This position is located in Albuquerque, NM on Kirtland Air Force Base and requires a valid Driver's License and proof of insurance as well as successful completion of a background check, post offer physical exam and ability to receive various vaccinations.
 
Relocation may be offered for this position.

Physical Requirements

Work is performed in laboratory and vivarium/animal housing environments.  Will frequently stand, sit, walk, kneel, crawl, reach/work overhead, frequently lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 50 pounds, perform repetitive and perform desk-based computer tasks.  Will wear personal protective equipment which may include a respirator.  Will work in close proximity to research animals and may be required to work in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious agents are present which may require vaccinations.

The above is intended to describe the general requirements for the position and should not be interpreted as an exhaustive statement of physical requirements.  The Institute will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the position.

Salary
Salary is commensurate with experience.
 
EEO, including disability/vets
 
Equal Opportunity Employer

The Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute Companies are an Equal Opportunity employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability. We are committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regarding to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. All applicants and employees are further protected from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing or discussing the compensation of other applicants or employees. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, click here.

For assistance with our application process, including reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities to participate in the application process, please send an email to recruiting@lovelacebiomedical.org or call 505-348-9400.
 
Please apply online at https://careers-lrri.icims.com/jobs/2185/clinical-veterinarian/job

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Director and University Attending Veterinarian
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
04/03/24

The University of Maryland, College Park is seeking dynamic candidates for our University Attending Veterinarian / Director, Dept. of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) position. University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) is the state’s flagship institution. The Animal Care and Use Program at UMD is a diverse and decentralized program comprised of 6 colleges/institutes that use vertebrate animals in research and teaching on campus. Through the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the UMD Animal Care and Use program also has responsibility for research and teaching activities based at various off-campus Maryland Research and Education Centers.

The University Attending Veterinarian (UAV) serves as the lead veterinarian responsible for oversight of all animals used in research, teaching, and testing at UMD. This includes a wide variety of vertebrate species used in biomedical and agricultural research and education. The UAV works closely with the Institutional Official, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and other administrators, faculty, and staff to ensure that all animals receive adequate veterinary care and that other components of the animal care programs are appropriate and compliant with all federal, state, and local regulations and policies and adhere to AAALAC standards. In addition, the UAV serves as a member of the IACUC and other relevant committees (e.g., Institutional Biosafety Committee) evaluating animal use protocols and amendments, providing guidance and support to committees, principal investigators and biosafety personnel, and advising University leadership about issues and policies pertaining to animal care and use.

As the DLAR Director, provides leadership to a talented and diverse team of laboratory animal science professionals and oversight of the unit to ensure appropriate routine and emergency animal care, facilities, housing, personnel, equipment and other resources are available to meet the needs of University clients in accordance with regulatory and accreditation standards. The DLAR Director oversees and actively participates in veterinary care for all UMD animal facilities.

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

Required Experience:
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in laboratory animal medicine which includes institutional veterinary research (academic, industrial or government).
  • A minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience overseeing training curricula with the ability to prepare and present materials at training sessions.

Preferred Education/Experience: Experience with agricultural, wildlife and/or exotic animal species.

Required licensure and certification:
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in a state or territory of the United States.
  • Accreditation from the National Veterinary Accreditation Program of the USDA.
  • Practitioner’s DEA license for dispensing of controlled substances.
  • Board certification or eligibility to sit for the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Boards.
Preferred licensure and certification:
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in Maryland
  • Practitioner’s DEA license for dispensing of controlled substances and a Controlled Dangerous Substances registration in Maryland.

For additional information about this exciting leadership opportunity, please contact Shannon Stutler sstutler@umd.edu 301-458-5082.

To view additional information about this job posting or to apply, visit https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/117389 or search for Position # 106599 at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/search. The best consideration date to apply is April 28th, 2024.



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Resident Veterinarian
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
04/01/24

Applications:
https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/resident-veterinarian/1209/60632247568

The University of Southern California, Department of Animal Resources, is seeking a responsible, self-motivated, and organized individual for the position of Resident Veterinarian. The Department of Animal Resources takes pride in providing optimal animal care for all animals housed at the University for the purposes of biomedical research and teaching.

Job Summary: The Department of Animal Resources (DAR) has one (1) position open for a Resident Veterinarian in Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM) starting July 2024. The program is designed to prepare veterinarians for a career in LAM. The residency is approved by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and fulfills eligibility requirements for the ACLAM certifying examination. The resident will rotate within DAR services and gain experience in the medical, surgical, anesthetic, and colony management of a variety of laboratory animal models used at USC. Residents will have the opportunity to spend time with our sister program at The City of Hope and The Beckman Research Institute. Residents will also participate in the activities of both USC and City of Hope IACUC. The residency is a 36-month program with a strong emphasis on clinical opportunities.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Provide clinical, diagnostic, and surgical services and care to animals
  • Manage preventive medical programs including rodent health surveillance, quarantine, and diagnostic laboratory activities. Participate in IACUC activities including investigator interactions, protocol review, and inspections.
  • Perform post-approval monitoring of animal research protocols
  • Provide training programs for animal care and research staff members
  • Provide research support and consultation to principal investigators
  • Assist in maintaining university compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and policies
  • Participate in ACLAM-approved didactic training program
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested within the scope of knowledge and abilities. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time
  • Share on-call and holiday coverage with other DAR veterinarians

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum Education: D. V. M or equivalent
  • Minimum Field of expertise: California Veterinary medical license, license in at least one state, or eligibility for licensure in California
  • Excellent administrative skills including recordkeeping, prioritizing multiple tasks, researching information, scheduling, and applying understood policies and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Documents Required:
  • CV
  • Letter of Intent
  • Three letters of recommendations

USC RESEARCH

It’s an exciting time a USC. We are world-renowned for our innovated education, academic excellence and path-breaking research in a vibrant region exploding with potential. As a part of a university that is on an upward trajectory, excellent development and advancement opportunities are possible here. Ultimately, you will support the university’s expansive, humanity-centered mission: “The development of human beings and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit.”

BENEFITS

USC has excellent benefits, include a choice of retirement programs, vacation days, university holidays, a choice of medical and dental plans, and tuition assistance (for employees and eligible dependents). Located central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball and other campus events.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contactinguschr@usc.edu.

The annual base salary range for this position is $62,322.48 - $64,584.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.


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Associate Director, Veterinary Services
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
04/01/24

Please send CV and cover letter to linden.gaillard@jefferson.edu

Position:
The Associate Director (AD) of Laboratory Veterinary Services (LAS) will provide direct oversight of veterinary medical care for the university to maintain animal welfare and regulatory/accrediting compliance from (OLAW, USDA, and AAALAC). This includes a range of species including small and large mammals (rabbits, sheep, and swine). The position will directly oversee our veterinary technician group as animal training, USDA anesthetic support and biosecurity are at the forefront of the veterinary program. The position will answer directly to the LAS Director and Attending Veterinarian (AV) and will support the entire animal care program. Additionally, the position will be a voting member of the IACUC and help. Remote working and teaching opportunities are available.

Responsibility Breakdown (Approximate):
  • 75% - Service: provide veterinary care for university-owned animals and will serve as the Alternate Attending Veterinarian in the absence of the DLAM Director/AV. The AD will oversee quality control testing, development, and implementation as it relates to our PHS assurance statement, AAALAC Int. site document, as well as LAS standard operating procedures. The AD will provide animal care, protocol advice, and veterinary support to the general research community. Additionally, the individual will serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. The AD will provide direct oversight of veterinary technicians.
  • 15% - Research and Training: The AD will provide research and training support for an ever-increasing number of animals and species. Support may include protocol development, veterinary consultation, and direct collaboration leading to publications and presentations are expected.
  • 10% - Other duties, which may include teaching opportunities, internal LAS studies for the animal care and use program, model refinement or investigator-requested piloting

Requirements (qualifications, etc.):

EDUCATIONAL/TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
  • DVM/VMD/BVSc degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school
  • ACLAM board certification is strongly preferred
  • Completion of a Laboratory Animal Medicine residency OR at least 4 years of experience with laboratory animals, the regulations, IACUCs, and directing activities of veterinary technicians and animal care technicians
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION:
  • ACLAM Diplomate strongly preferred
  • Ability to obtain DEA practitioner license
  • Ability to obtain state veterinary licensure

Employer Information (additional information about the employer (EEO etc.)): Jefferson includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, a dynamic university and health system with broad reach across the Delaware Valley. Jefferson is the second largest employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in Philadelphia based on total licensed beds.

Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University in 2017, our University includes ten colleges and four schools. We are an NCAA Division II university and an R2 national doctoral university offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs that provide students with a forward-thinking education in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine and social science.


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Clinical Veterinarian
eGenesis, Greater Lafayette, IN area
04/01/24

Company Mission:
At eGenesis, we aspire to deliver safe and effective human transplantable cells, tissue and organs utilizing the latest advancements in genome editing.

Position Summary:
The Clinical Veterinarian maintains clinical oversight of the medical grade neonatal piglet population for the eGenesis production site. Additionally, this individual will manage personnel within the veterinary and neonatal teams. The Veterinarian will implement adventitious agent surveillance programs, provide clinical and regulatory support for GMP donor production, and some surgical support for donor production programs. This individual also serves on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage teams of neonatal care staff and veterinary technician staff. Provide personnel management including goal setting, performance reviews, conflict resolution, scheduling and training documentation oversight.
  • Clinical veterinary care:
    • Oversee team performing resuscitation and assessment at weekly c-sections. Evaluate neonate piglets and work with neonatal care team to implement treatment plans for any health concerns that arise.
    • Perform necropsies and submit diagnostic samples for relevant clinical cases to ensure health of donor and surrogate herds. Provide any needed medical or surgical treatments to herd animals. Oversee preventative care including any vaccination programs.
    • Oversee all diagnostic testing and records.
    • Perform ultrasound examinations for clinical assessments – intermediate skill level for abdominal imaging.
    • May serve as backup surgical and/or anesthesia support for surrogate herd (embryo transfers, c-sections). May train to provide backup support for laparoscopic procedures.
    • Clinical support for surrogate herd including routine medical cases, ultrasound diagnostics.
  • Animal Care Program:
    • Collaborate with veterinarians and leadership across other eGenesis sites to manage veterinary care and population health programs.
    • Participate in IACUC activities including inspections, protocol review, and serving in the Attending Veterinarian role on the committee.
    • Draft, review, and revise SOPs relevant to neonatal, veterinary, and general animal care activities.
  • Participate in scientific meetings with Cambridge and Wisconsin sites, including donor production, adventitious agent, and other regulatory meetings.
  • Work collaboratively on all Veterinary Science Department activities, which includes working in close partnership with other veterinarians
  • Implement adventitious agent program for manufacturing site, including directing and executing all surveillance sampling projects, implementing any vaccination programs, participating in disease diagnosis investigations, as well as staff training and compliance with the strict biosecurity requirements of the facility. This person will be involved with creation and compliance with all written SOPs and action plans related to adventitious agents. Coordinate planning and assay development with other stakeholders in development team, other eGenesis veterinarians and managers, and consultants.
  • Ensure compliance with company biosecurity practices to safeguard health of all animals produced by eGenesis. Work in collaboration with veterinarians and PBS team to identify potential biosecurity and husbandry process improvements in the SAF and DPF. Promote and adhere to safety in the workplace. Report unsafe acts and conditions and ensure equipment is maintained correctly. Report all accidents/incidents. Inspect work area and take remedial action to minimize or eliminate hazards: complete required training assignments, forms, and other paperwork.
  • Promote and adhere to the eGenesis animal welfare policies. Follow all applicable regulatory requirements (USDA, FDA, OLAW) regarding animal welfare and ensure humane care according to the Guide for the care and use of Laboratory Animals and the Animal Welfare Act.
  • Perform other duties and assume additional responsibilities as assigned.
  • Tasks are completed during regular business hours Monday-Friday. As essential personnel, occasional animal work outside of normal business hours or availability for emergency response may be required but very limited.
  • Support from leadership to enroll in continued education opportunities to maintain certifications, attend seminars and career development.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • DVM or VMD from AVMA-accredited institution; may substitute completion of ECFVG program for graduates of non-AVMA schools.
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state; must attain Indiana licensure within 6 months of hire.
  • DEA Registration for maintenance of controlled drugs on site.
  • USDA Accreditation Category II
  • Must be willing to accept significant learning challenges inherent in a first-in-class biotechnology startup.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to prioritize work, with attention to detail and resolve to approach problems as an opportunity.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to manage others
Preferred Qualifications:
  • ACLAM board certification or residency training in laboratory animal medicine with eligibility to take ACLAM board exam
  • Experience in a GLP environment
  • Background in either swine management/research or experience in breeding/neonate management of any species. Significant swine medicine experience desired.
  • 1-3 years of management experience

Interested candidates can apply at:
https://hire.lever.co/jobs/internal/d325dda0-026a-4546-9823-81c726af3e10


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Clinical Veterinarian
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
03/29/24

The Department of Comparative Medicine and the Laboratory Animal Care Unit at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center invite applications for position as a clinical veterinarian. Opportunity also exists for a faculty position within the Department of Comparative Medicine. Salary and academic status are negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited institution or certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) or the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE) and specialty training in laboratory animal medicine.  Board certification in laboratory animal medicine by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is highly desirable.  Experience in independent or collaborative research is preferred.

The position includes responsibility for maintaining a strong service program that is consistent with federal guidelines and accrediting agency requirements, educational programs in animal medicine and science, shared surgical and clinical duties, collaborative research, research consultation, and certain institutional regulatory compliance duties.  Teaching responsibilities include lectures, seminars, workshops, and laboratories to research technicians, graduate students, residents, animal care staff, and faculty. The Department of Comparative Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is an academic department administratively reporting to Dean of the College of Graduate Health Sciences; the Laboratory Animal Care Unit supports the service operations and reports to the Vice Chancellor for Research/ Chief Research Officer for the campus.  The Department and Laboratory Animal Care Unit support over 100 investigators in an AAALAC-accredited animal program that encompasses over 65,000 square feet of animal research space in 6 buildings. Academic programs include formal graduate courses and an ACLAM-recognized residency training program in laboratory animal medicine.

Interested persons should view the full job description, and apply, at: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_health_science_center/jobdetail.ftl?job=24000000MM&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


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Clinical Veterinarian
Assistant/Associate/Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Indiana University Indianapolis (IUI) Campus, Indianapolis, IN
03/26/24

The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is seeking a customer service-oriented individual to join our team as a clinical laboratory animal veterinarian and Assistant Director. The LARC faculty have recently joined the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Indiana University. This strategic alignment afforded the faculty with many new benefits including a comprehensive review and market adjustment, access to continuing education, career mentorship, and departmental engagement activities with 250 faculty and staff colleagues. We are stronger together.

Research programs at IUSM encompass a broad range of biomedical research activities and areas of study, including cardiovascular disease, alcoholism, hematopoietic cancer, behavioral research, aging, and gene therapy. The LARC provides care and housing for multiple species of laboratory animals with a major emphasis on swine, dogs, rabbits, frogs, and rodents. Our AAALAC International accredited program consists of approximately 90 animal program staff, including seven veterinarians.

This is a non-tenure clinical track faculty position. Entry level faculty rank classification begins as an assistant professor on the clinical track, however, qualified individuals with documentation of past academic rank advancement may qualify for advanced faculty rank.

Responsibilities:
  • Understand and follow regulatory requirements for working with animals in biomedical research, applying and enforcing the Animal Welfare Act & Regulations, Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, local policy, and other regulations as applicable
  • Provide veterinary preventative, clinical, diagnostic, technical and surgical services with an emphasis on laboratory mice and rats; perform regular rounds and check-ins. Serve as back-up in clinical care of USDA-regulated species.
  • Perform routine surgery such as ovary removal/castration and other types of minor surgery as necessary for clinical care and experimental design support.
  • Advise researchers on grant budget construction for provision of technical and surgical services; organize pre-initiation preparatory planning meetings with researchers; order and maintain supplies to support studies; ensure excellent oversight and communication; track supplies and labor for accurate billing of services
  • Communicate with internal and external customers to communicate impactful changes to animal health, husbandry/environment, and/or study conduct
  • Review vendor health records, animal orders, assist with imports/exports
  • Provide consultation to investigators regarding anesthesia, analgesia, surgery, breeding, housing/environment, hazards, model selection, protocol-writing, and other study-related needs
  • Participate in training programs for LARC employees, research personnel, veterinary residents, veterinary students and others by creating and implementing training content for classes and instruction
  • Provide expertise and assistance for specialty areas such as GLP, immune-compromised, gnotobiotic, hazards, or ABSL-2/3 restricted areas as needed
  • Provide leadership within operations teams to prevent problems, identify opportunities, and solve complex challenges
  • Perform direct or indirect supervision and oversight of veterinary technical staff, supervisors, and other operational staff, including human-resource related duties such as hiring, mentoring, coaching, and performance management
  • Assist in writing/updating Standard Operating Procedures and policies
  • Serve on department, campus, and university committees as assigned (e.g. IACUC, IBC, others); review IACUC and IBC protocols and provide post-approval monitoring
  • Maintain current knowledge of issues in laboratory animal medicine, animal care, and science
  • Participate in the quality assurance program; conduct routine facility inspections; perform QA (e.g. biological indicators, post-sanitation ATP checks, record-keeping audits); surgical suite oversight and maintenance; quality checks as part of supervision responsibilities
  • Participate in site visits/audits by external oversight organizations (AAALAC-International, USDA, OLAW, DEA, State of Indiana Board of Pharmacy)
  • Share after-hours and holiday emergency on-call services with other veterinary staff on a rotating basis
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 2 year’s post-DVM clinical experience (e.g. in private practice or in an institutional/academic/industry setting in laboratory animal medicine)
  • ACLAM-board certification or eligibility
  • Training and/or experience in laboratory animal medicine and surgery in an academic environment to include working knowledge of the diseases, conditions, and common challenges
Application Process:

To learn more about this opportunity or apply, visit:
https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/23584

Please include (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for 3 references.
Review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Robin Crisler, DVM at crisler@iu.edu.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.


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Clinical Veterinarian, Research Support
Western University, Ontario, Canada
03/25/24

Classification & Regular Hours
Hours per Week: 35
Salary Grade: $115,000 - $135,000 annual, commensurate with experience

About Western

With an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada's most beautiful campuses.

About Us
Animal Care and Veterinary Services is dedicated to supporting and advancing safe and ethical animal-based research at Western and its affiliates through the following services:
  • Oversight of Western Animal Care Facilities and those of Affiliated Institutions
  • Institutional Animal-Based Research Support
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Programs
  • Animal Use Protocol (AUP) Review
  • Sick Animal Response (SAR) Program
  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and Policy Development and Review
  • Animal User Training Programs
Responsibilities

Join our team! We are seeking to fill the position of Clinical Veterinarian to provide professional veterinary services in support of animal-based research programs at Western and its affiliates. In this position, you’ll provide enhanced animal health and welfare, advance the strategic objectives of the Animal Care & Veterinary Services unit, and support the mission and values of Western and Western Research. This is a leadership role within our team, responsible for ensuring effective animal care and veterinary services, providing guidance and consultation to principal investigators, directing veterinary care, participating in quality assurance processes and the review of processes, procedures, and training programs. This position is located on site, in London, Ontario.

Qualifications

As the ideal candidate, you possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, with an active licence from the College of Veterinarians of Ontario, and postgraduate training in laboratory animal medicine. You have experience in clinical and compliance assurance veterinary services in a research environment, as well as comprehensive application of animal medicine to a variety of common laboratory species. You are proficient in veterinary diagnosis, treatment, surgical and anesthetic procedures (preferably in a multi-species research environment), and you have experience with health monitoring and disease control programs and strategies, complemented by a developed sense of judgment and risk management. You have influential interpersonal skills that enable you to be an effective leader of teams, as well as organizational skills to enhance your project management abilities. Finally, you have the ability to work within a flexible schedule.

Background Checks

Please note, successful applicants may be required to produce a current Police Information Check from a police service prior to commencing employment.

Applying at Western

To ensure that your application is given full consideration, please complete all relevant sections of the application. In addition, you can choose to supplement your application with a cover letter and current resume.

Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance, experience, and qualifications. Applicants should have oral communication skills in English.

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwo.ca or phone 519-661-2194.

Interested applicants are asked to visit:https://recruit.uwo.cafor further information and to apply online referencing job #29434. The posting will remain open until filled.


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University Attending Veterinarian and Director, Office of Laboratory Animal Care
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
03/25/24

How to Apply:https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=24000000FP&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York.

Position Description

The University of Tennessee Knoxville, a land-grant institution, is seeking a University Attending Veterinarian (AV). The AV has responsibility for all animals used in research and teaching at the UT Knoxville campus, the UT Institute of Agriculture's College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Graduate School of Medicine and AgResearch areas. The successful candidate will also serve as the Office of Laboratory Animal Care (OLAC) Director and provide supervision of OLAC veterinary and support staff. OLAC is responsible for providing the highest standards of animal care, welfare, regulatory compliance, education, training and customer service. The AV is also engaged in instruction at the undergraduate, graduate, professional, and resident levels. As member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the AV engages in veterinary review of IACUC protocols, semi-annual facility inspections/program review and provides support and guidance in animal-use compliance issues.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:
  • Completion of an accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program or a certificate of equivalent training accepted by the AVMA, with licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state.
  • Candidate must have the ability to work with a variety of species in various settings including traditional lab animal facilities, farms, or wildlife.
  • Five (5) years of relevant leadership experience.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in all aspects of animal care and use programs, including personnel supervision and budget management.
  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) specialty certification.
  • Experience at a land-grant institution
Essential Competencies:
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience overseeing all applicable federal regulations, standards and guidelines for all vertebrate animals used in teaching, research and service,
  • Familiarity with applicable AAALACi accreditation standards for conventional and Ag Programs
  • The ability to identify areas of improvement within the animal care program and implement changes.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


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Veterinarian 3 (Senior Veterinarian)
UC Davis, Davis, CA
03/19/24

Salary Range: $103,500 - $216,500.00 /Annual
Apply by Date: 06/10/2024

Reporting to the Director of Campus Veterinary Services, provide medical care to research and teaching animals which includes rotating weekend on-calls and performing routine rounds of assigned animal care areas. Provide clinical and preventative health services to a wide variety of species: evaluate project-related clinical cases; perform research project support procedures; and review IACUC protocols. Act on behalf of the Attending Veterinarian (AV) with regards to veterinary oversight of the university animal care program and regulatory compliance. May at times act as AV when designated in the absence of the AV.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Additional Minimum License/Certification:
  • Board certified or eligible for American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) certification boards.
  • USDA endorsement or attainment within 1 year of hire.
Minimum Education/Experience:
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM) from a recognized and accredited school of veterinary medicine; Licensed DVM in a state, with the attainment of CA license within 1 year of employment.
  • Recent experience performing clinical care in a veterinary clinic, experience in a lab animal clinic preferred.
  • Recent experience in clinical medicine as it applies to the diagnosis, surgical procedures, and medical treatment of a wide variety of laboratory animals, nonhuman primates, agricultural species, aquatic species, amphibians, reptiles, and other exotic species.
  • Experience in preventive medicine programs required for laboratory animals, nonhuman primates, agricultural species, aquatic species, amphibians, reptiles and other exotic species including vaccination, parasitology, bacteriology, and virology screening programs.
  • Experience working with large and small laboratory animals including nonhuman primates and exotic species.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) :
  • Knowledge of institutional, local, state, national and international rules and regulations governing the use and care of laboratory animals (USDA Animal Welfare Act, ILAR Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Endangered Species Act, FDA Good Laboratory Practice Regulations, and California Public Health Law).
  • Knowledge of humane care and housing of animals with understanding of standards and guidelines as established by AAALAC International.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Education/Experience:
  • Experience teaching in a classroom situation, seminar format, and on a one-to-one basis.
  • Experience in conducting presentations at national and international specialty meetings.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) :
  • Knowledge of gross necropsy procedures and basic histopathology of laboratory animals.
  • Oral and written communication skills to develop procedures/instructions/training documents and to interact with a wide variety of individuals.
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills for research and technical problems.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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

To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at:
http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=279219
Job ID # 50031

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


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Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
03/18/24

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) has an open position for post-doctoral veterinarian starting July, 2024 as part of an ACLAM approved laboratory animal medicine residency program.

Position Description:

The BCM Postdoctoral Training Program in Laboratory Animal Medicine and Science is a three year training program designed to produce functional laboratory animal veterinarians who are board eligible with the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). First year residents will rotate through all sections of the animal care and use program and develop familiarity with laws, regulations, and IACUC function and practice as well as with all species used and housed at the College. Residents will be exposed to all aspects of the management of animal care and use programs in these rotations. During the first year, residents will choose a laboratory with which the research project will be performed in the second year. After becoming familiar with the animal care and use program, residents will take emergency on call duty in rotation with other staff veterinarians, under supervision of a staff veterinarian. Two off site rotations, at the Charles Rivers Laboratories NHP import and quarantine facility and the MD Anderson Michael Keeling Center at Bastrop, TX, will provide additional intensive, hands-on experience with nonhuman primates.

The second year of training is dedicated to performing research, with the goal of primary authorship on a hypothesis-driven, peer reviewed, scientific publication as part of the requirements for ACLAM boards eligibility. During the second year, the resident will continue to participate in IACUC activities and take after hours call.

During the third year, residents will take direct oversight responsibility for facility and satellite housing areas as assigned and as per their interest areas, under the supervision of a staff clinical veterinarian. Third year residents will continue to participate in all aspects of IACUC activities and will work on completing the manuscript to generate a first author paper as above.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or equivalent. Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state and eligible for licensure in Texas.
  • Strong interest in laboratory animal medicine

For more information on the program, please see https://www.virmp.org/ or https://www.aclam.org/LAMTraining/#/ or contact Dr. Julia Goldman, Julia.Goldman@bcm.edu

Application requirements will include a CV, letter of interest, veterinary school transcript and three professional references.


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Veterinarian
Sanford Research, Sioux Falls, SD
03/18/24

Sanford Research invites applications for the position of Attending Veterinarian to support and oversee aspects of the AAALAC accredited animal care and use program at Sanford Research. Sanford Research is the non-profit research branch of Sanford Health and is located in Sioux Falls, SD.

Position overview
As Sanford Research’s Veterinarian, you will play a vital role in maintaining the highest veterinary standards achieved by our animal care and use program. In this part-time or full-time position, you will oversee all aspects of veterinary care and clinical support and collaborate with the Animal Resource Center and our Research teams in support of excellent animal care and research. Applicants will report to the institutional official, participate in IACUC meetings, ensure our program is compliant with all applicable regulations, participate in inspections by accreditation and Federal oversight entities, participate in semiannual program and facility inspections, review protocols, provide training, consult with investigators on in-vivo study design and participate in our post approval monitoring program. Full-time applicants with research interests that align with Sanford’s established interdisciplinary research program may also qualify for a faculty appointment at Sanford Research. Part-time applicants will be required to work onsite a minimum of 25 hours per week.

Qualifications
Applicants will hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education and licensed or the ability get licensed in South Dakota to practice veterinary medicine. Graduates of veterinary schools that are not AVMA accredited must have Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates certification from the AVMA. The successful candidate will have supervisory experience, strong leadership skills, and clinical proficiency with animals in a research setting. Preference given to candidates holding the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board certification. Applications from women, persons from underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. At Sanford Research, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Application
Sanford Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants should submit a single PDF that includes: 1) detailed curriculum vitae or resume, 2) description of your lab animal veterinarian experience, and 3) three letters of recommendation. For applicants that have an established research program, please also submit your future research plans with specific details explaining the relevance and how your research aligns with Sanford’s interdisciplinary research programs. Submit materials via email to: researchrecruitment@sanfordhealth.org.

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States, is dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care, genomic medicine, senior care and services, global clinics, research and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization includes 47 medical centers, 2,800 physicians, over 220,000 Sanford Health Plan members, more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care locations, and World Clinics in 8 countries. Over $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have transformed how Sanford Health improves the human condition.


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Veterinary Resident
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
03/15/24

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s ACLAM-recognized Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency in Nashville, TN is seeking a Veterinary Resident for our 2-year program to begin on July 1, 2024.

Job Summary:
The Veterinary Resident reports to the Director of the Residency Program in the Division of Animal Care (DAC) for immediate oversight and coordination of duties. The Veterinary Resident will ensure that adequate veterinary care and other aspects of the program are in compliance with the regulatory standards in the DAC. In addition, the Veterinary Resident will participate in the DAC's efforts to improve services that support Vanderbilt's animal care program and researchers using animal models. This includes, but is not limited to, protocol review, consultation with investigators, and attendance at various meetings within the DAC.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide clinical veterinary care to all animals maintained by Vanderbilt
  • Perform veterinary rounds in animal facilities on a daily basis
  • Assist in the management of preventative medicine, health surveillance, disease prevention and clinical care for animals housed in assigned areas at Vanderbilt
  • Develop diagnostic and treatment plans in consultation with Principal Investigators (PI) and faculty veterinarians
  • Assist in the completion of necropsies, including gross and microscopic examinations
  • In consultation with faculty veterinarians, perform additional clinical and other related duties as requested
  • Participate in protocol review process and in post-approval compliance monitoring
  • Assist PI personnel with writing of veterinary portions of IACUC protocols
  • Review protocols assigned by the protocol analyst and attend IACUC meetings as available
  • Ensure congruency between reviews of similar protocols
  • Ensure protocols meet expectations of all regulatory agencies
  • Participate in semi-annual inspections, satellite facility inspections and other post-approval compliance monitoring activities as requested
  • Participate in the provision of training to DAC and research personnel
  • Develop formal training materials on issues related to the care and use of animals in research and teaching
  • Provide hands-on training on clinical techniques for PI personnel and animal care staff through formal wet labs and informal interactions
  • Present formal small and large group lectures for PI personnel and animal care staff as assigned
  • Conduct a research project, mentored by a member of the Vanderbilt faculty
  • Develop and implement a research project including protocol submission, data collection and result analysis
  • Prepare a paper based on the research project to be submitted for publication
Requirements:
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school or EGFVG certification/PAVE completion by start date
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state (does not have to be TN) by start date

If you would like to apply for this position, please visit: https://vumc.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/vumccareers/details/Veterinary-Resident_R-11805-1?q=Veterinary%20Resident and include a transcript, CV, personal statement, and the names and contact information for at least 3 references.


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Clinical Faculty Veterinarian
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
03/12/24

The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM), University of Michigan Medical School has an open faculty position for an academically-oriented clinical laboratory animal veterinarian.

The current ULAM clinical faculty consists of 12 clinical faculty veterinarians and 3 pathologists. Together they conduct a vigorous clinical, educational, research and service program that extends campus wide. Areas of research emphasis within the Unit include host-pathogen interactions (microbial pathogenesis and host response to infection), venous endothelial dysfunction, refinement and enrichment effects on experimental variables, analgesic and anesthetic efficacy, and clinical laboratory animal medicine and science. Faculty members have protected time for engagement in independent and collaborative research activities as well as access to multiple internal funding opportunities. Additionally, ULAM has a long history of training veterinary residents in laboratory animal medicine and biomedical research. ULAM has been a leader in laboratory animal medicine and comparative medical research since 1962 and has trained a significant portion of ACLAM Diplomats.

The University of Michigan is ranked nationally in the top ten medical schools for NIH extramural support. It is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a culturally rich university community. Animal facilities total more than 200,000 square feet in 27 buildings on greater than 32 acres. Research is conducted over a diverse range of scientific areas including medicine, engineering, basic science, and bioinformatics. All five classes of vertebrates are represented in our daily census of over 230,000 animals.

Benefits of working at ULAM include:
  • A large group of faculty and residents ensures that you can have the work/life balance that you’re looking for – we all support and cover each other!
  • Faculty have no primary on call duties, but do provide backup call for the residents approximately 4-5 weeks a year
  • Standard U-M benefits include multiple options for medical insurance, dental, vision, legal services, long-term and short-term disability, and a paid maternity and parental leave for any parent (birth, spouse, adoptive, etc.)
  • U-M is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
Responsibilities*
  • Provision of clinical and surgical support and coordination of health programs for research animals.
  • Review of animal use applications
  • Teaching and mentorship of veterinary residents in the clinical training program.
  • Engagement in academic scholarly activities including independent and collaborative research.
Required Qualifications*

The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM), University of Michigan Medical School has an open faculty position for an academically oriented clinical veterinarian. The successful candidate must have a DVM/VMD degree, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, have advanced training in the veterinary specialty of laboratory animal medicine, and be ACLAM board-certified or be progressing toward ACLAM certification. New or soon-to-be residency program graduates will be competitive for this position and are encouraged to apply.

This position is posted as Clinical Assistant Professor/Clinical Associate Professor /Clinical Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon candidate's qualifications.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

How to Apply
Applications should be submitted via e-mail as a single pdf document including 1) Cover Letter, 2) curriculum vitae and 3) the names (with complete mailing address, phone, and E-mail) of at least three references.

Address all correspondence to:

Dr. Lucy Kennedy
Clinical Associate Professor
The University of Michigan
Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
2800 Plymouth Road, NCRC 10-G090
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0614
Email: lucybens@umich.edu


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Clinical Veterinarian, Laboratory Animals
Seattle Preclinical Altasciences, Seattle, WA
03/08/24

About the role

Are you passionate about animal welfare and cutting-edge scientific research? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where your expertise can make a real difference? Altasciences is seeking a dedicated Clinical Veterinarian to join our team and contribute to the health and well-being of laboratory animals used in scientific studies.

What You'll Do Here

  • Provide comprehensive veterinary care, including medical, dental, imaging, and surgical services, specifically tailored for nonhuman primates (NHPs) onsite.
  • Demonstrate professional leadership in managing and resolving complex medical cases, ensuring the highest standards of animal care.
  • Collaborate with our team to maintain compliance with federal regulations governing the ethical and humane treatment of laboratory animals.
  • Contribute to the development, review, and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to animal welfare and care.
  • Support the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee by participating in protocol reviews, addressing animal colony issues, and providing expert consultations.
  • Manage clerical and administrative tasks related to medical records, reports, and procedural documentation to ensure accurate record-keeping.
  • Implement preventive health programs, domestic isolation protocols, and medical care for colony/stock animals to promote overall animal well-being.
  • Engage in client interaction and contribute to business development initiatives to enhance our laboratory animal science services.

What You'll Need to Succeed

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine, with a focus on NHPs.
  • State License in Veterinary Medicine is required, or a willingness to obtain licensure in Washington state within one year.
  • ACLAM board certification or eligibility is preferred, demonstrating a commitment to excellence in laboratory animal medicine.
  • Proficiency in mathematical concepts for interpreting scientific studies, dose calculations, and related skills.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with clients, staff, and regulatory authorities.

What We Offer

The pay range estimated for this position is $140,000 to $180,000 per year.  Please note that hourly rates/salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, prior relevant experience, skills, education, certification, location as well as internal equity and market data.

Benefits

Altasciences offers a wide variety of benefits to help our employees live healthy and fulfilling lives both at and outside of work.

Altasciences' Benefits Package Includes:
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance Plans
  • 401(k)/RRSP with Employer Match
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Paid Sick and Bereavement Leave
  • Employee Assistance & Telehealth Programs
  • Altasciences' Incentive Programs Include
  • Training & Development Programs
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program

Please apply directly to our careers page athttps://can232.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/altasciences/Posting/View/11788

At Altasciences, we offer a collaborative and supportive work environment where your skills and expertise will be valued. Join us in our mission to advance scientific research while upholding the highest standards of animal welfare. Apply now to become a vital member of our team!

MOVING IN UNISON TO DELIVER A BIG IMPACT WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH

Altasciences is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or any other protected grounds under applicable legislation.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities during the recruitment process are available upon request. Join us at Altasciences!


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Clinical Veterinarian
Office of Laboratory Animal Resources - Health Sciences Center 22168
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
03/06/24

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

About the Opportunity

The Clinical Veterinarian will help administer an animal care and use program that is in regulatory compliance and exceeds USDA, OLAW, and AAALAC standards. This position will support training for research technicians, animal care staff, and research investigators, and will work closely with and supervise the OLAR veterinary technicians to provide state of the art veterinary care for research animals. The Clinical Veterinarian will provide IACUC protocol advice to PIs and research staff and will provide clinical and surgical support for research studies as appropriate. The Clinical Veterinarian will share rotating on-call duties with other WVU veterinarians and will help develop and maintain written and/or computerized records, SOPs, and policies regarding veterinary care and health surveillance programs and for regulatory compliance purposes.

West Virginia University is a land grant public institution with 303 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and an enrollment of approximately 27,367 students including 6,200 professional and graduate students. The Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Nursing, Hospitals, the Eye Center, and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. The HSC vivarium has recently been renovated and expanded and can accommodate a variety of species and experimental procedures.

Morgantown has a population of over 30,855 people and is consistently rated as one of the best small cities in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside, many outdoor recreational activities, and proximity to major cities, including Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC.

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:
  • 37.5-hour work week.
  • 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar).
  • 24 annual leave (vacation) days per year.
  • 18 sick days per year (for when you’re ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family’s, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof).
  • WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position).
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ’s.
  • Wellness programs.
  • Nationally competitive salary.
  • Allowance for moving expenses is available.

What you'll do:

  • Administer an animal care and use program that is in regulatory compliance and exceeds USDA, OLAW, and AAALAC standards.
  • Support training for research technicians, animal care staff, and research investigators, and work closely with and supervise the OLAR veterinary technicians to provide state of the art veterinary care for research animals.
  • Provide IACUC protocol advice to PIs and research staff and provide clinical and surgical support for research studies as appropriate.
  • Share rotating on-call duties with other WVU veterinarians and help develop and maintain written and/or computerized records, SOPs, and policies regarding veterinary care and health surveillance programs and for regulatory compliance purposes.

Qualifications

  • Successful applicants at a minimum will hold a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited program or equivalent, and two (2) years of experience working with domestic, farm, and/or laboratory species.
  • Post-doctoral training in laboratory animal medicine or equivalent experience is expected, and ACLAM board certification or eligibility is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to develop collegial relationships with researchers, are essential to this position.

Requirements

  • 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.
  • Valid US driver’s license is required.
  • Medical Monitoring -- This position may or may not require Medical Monitoring, including periodic health monitoring and/or training.

Application:

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

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

About WVU

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU’s academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit https://www.wvu.edu/. View current career opportunities at careers.wvu.edu.

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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Attending Veterinarian
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
03/06/24

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

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

For additional information about this exciting leadership position, please contact Mary Beth Bracken Marybeth.bracken@uky.edu 859-257-3348. The deadline to apply is April 7th, 2024.

Required Education and Experience: DVM/VMD and 5 years of related experience

Preferred Education/Experience: Relevant veterinary specialty board certification (ACLAM, ACVS, ACVIM, ACVP). Experience overseeing and managing research animal care programs. Agricultural and/or exotic animal experience.

Other requirements:
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the Commonwealth of Kentucky or eligible to be licensed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky within six months of hire is required.
  • Category II Accreditation from the National Veterinary Accreditation Program of the USDA or are eligible to obtain accreditation within six months of hire is required.
  • Software experience with Word, Excel, MS Windows. Ability to analyze information and make decisions using sound judgement.

University of Kentucky offers exceptional benefits including a 200 percent match on eligible retirement contributions; competitive health, dental, and vision coverage; tuition benefits for classes at UK, and much more.

To apply for this position, submit a UK Online Application at https://ukjobs.uky.edu/
and reference the following job number RE44256 or use the Quick Link below:
https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/515792

The University of Kentucky has been named on Forbes’ America’s Best Large Employers list, ranking sixth out of 500 total companies, and second in the education category.


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Assistant / Associate Professor
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
03/06/24

Basic Science -YSM: Comparative Medicine (Laboratory Animal Veterinarian)
Open Date: March 1, 2024
Deadline: March 1, 2025 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of Comparative Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine is searching for an academic laboratory animal clinician who will support the Veterinary Clinical Services unit within the Yale Animal Resources Center. As a member of the Veterinary Clinical Services Unit, the appointee will share delivery of health care to a diverse, AAALAC-accredited animal resource.  The Yale Animal Resources Center maintains more than 120,000 animals ranging from zebrafish to nonhuman primates, with much of the census comprised of genetically engineered mice. Additionally, the appointee will provide consultation and advice to about 375 principal investigators engaged in animal-based research and assist with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee protocol review. Teaching obligations will include intramural lecturing in laboratory animal medicine and biology, guest lecturing in other courses at Yale, and participating in clinical training of residents.

The Department of Comparative Medicine has a full-time faculty of 38 veterinarians, physicians, and basic scientists with robust federally funded research programs in metabolism, neurobiology, stem cells, vascular biology, cardiopulmonary biology and COVID. Comparative animal model development with a strong translational and collaborative focus has been identified as a strategic area of research growth within the Department.

We are seeking to fill a clinically oriented position needed to support Veterinary Clinical Services (a unit of the Yale Animal Resources Center), IACUC protocol review and resident training within Comparative Medicine’s Laboratory Animal Medicine Training Program. Interest in independent or collaborative research is preferred given Comparative Medicine’s research portfolio and goal of expanding translational research.

Qualifications

Required qualifications:
  1. Board certification (American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine) is preferred. Board eligibility is required.
  2. Demonstrated clinical track record in laboratory animal medicine environment within an academically oriented environment.

An appointment as an assistant or associate professor will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Instructions
Please submit a letter describing qualifications and interest, along with a CV, and three letters of recommendation to Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/140844

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, starting as early as July 1, 2024.

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.


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