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Full Time Positions

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Clinical Veterinarian
Charles River Laboratories Insourcing Solutions
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
02/29/24

Help us contribute to pediatric research! Boston Children's Hospital is focusing research on pediatric medicines and changing children's lives around the world. Charles River Laboratories at BCH is looking for a talented, caring and committed Clinical Veterinarian, Rodent and Surgery to join our Insourcing Solutions team to contribute to these life-saving efforts.

Why work at Charles River?

We offer an excellent onboarding program for our new employees, internal career development, competitive benefits, and salary.

What you will do!

In this Clinical Veterinarian, Rodent and Surgery role, you will rotate between the Surgical Care and Rodent Clinical Support programs. Participate in the design of research projects and experiments. Confer with investigators and staff regarding the type of animal research conducted and provide advice on veterinary clinical considerations, animal health and welfare, training, procedures, census and/or care of the animals. You will provide veterinary medical services in support of the health and welfare of the animals, as well as administer, or direct the administration, of treatment(s) as appropriate. Conduct routine audits of pharmacy, surgical records, environmental enrichment, and other audits of operational tasks and provide guidance on recordkeeping. Perform and document post-mortem examination of animals-both for the purpose of providing information for a research project or in terms of determining a health issue within the facility.

Provide training for the staff as it relates to animal care, and health. In collaboration with other Boston Children's Hospital/ARCH staff members, the IACUC and the IACUC Office administration, you will contribute substantially to the institution’s comprehensive program to provide humane care and use of research animals and help to assure compliance with federal regulations governing the care and use of laboratory animals and serve as a voting member of the IACUC.

For the Surgical Care Program, you will perform technical functions required by research protocols. Place arterial and venous central lines. Develop treatment plans for all animals including post-operative and post-procedure. Provide anesthesia support to all surgical cases, including placement of IV catheters, intubation, and administration of anesthetic agents as well as operates a ventilator and provides full anesthetic support during procedures.

For the Rodent Clinical Support program, you will provide technical skills training to ARCH veterinary staff as well as the research community on animal handling and restraint, weaning, tail snips, ear tagging, blood and other tissues sample collection, injections, treatments, surgical preparation, pre-, peri- and post-operative observations, and euthanasia. Observe surgeries and procedures as part of the Post Approval Monitoring program. Develop standard operation procedures regarding animal care and treatment regimens for the veterinary staff to follow.

Who are we looking for?

A candidate that possesses a DVM or a certificate of training accepted by the AVMA. Must have exposure to field of Laboratory Animal medicine; and participation in 2-5 externships during veterinary school or employment at an institution with a laboratory animal facility required. In addition, at least 1-2 years of experience with surgery and anesthesia in USDA covered species (sheep, swine, ferrets, chinchillas and/or rabbits preferred). Must have Licensure to practice vet medicine in a least 1 U.S. state. USDA accreditation required withing a year of hire.

The pay range for this position is $145,000 - $160,000 USD annually.  Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

To see the full job description and to apply go to https://jobs.criver.com/job/Boston-Clinical-Veterinarian%2C-Rodent-and-Surgery-MA-02115/1097923300/


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Director and Attending Veterinarian
Boston University, Boston, MA
02/26/24

Job Description

The Boston University (BU) Animal Science Center provides veterinary care and research support for all animals used in research and teaching at BU and at Boston Medical Center (BMC). The Director and Attending Veterinarian of the Animal Science Center oversees veterinary medical care and husbandry services; assures compliance with all BU policies, laws and regulations concerning the use of animals in research; and provides veterinary medical advice to researchers.  The Director acts as the Attending Veterinarian for all animal research at BU and BMC and supports these activities by developing and implementing an effective animal care and use program.

Required Skills

The Animal Science Center Director and Attending Veterinarian has the following responsibilities:

Leadership
  • Responsible for the management of the veterinary technical staff, all clinical veterinarians, and ASC husbandry operations.
  • Leads the strategic planning and goal setting for the department, and oversee a staff development program (i.e., AALAS certifications).
Veterinary Care
  • Develops and implements the Program of Veterinary Care for Boston University.
  • Ensures that all research animals are in good health and free of spontaneous disease.
  • Oversees programs of disease prevention and control commensurate with accepted veterinary medical and laboratory animal husbandry practices.
  • Oversees and direct services in all aspects of veterinary care of various species (rodents, non-human primates, frogs, birds, chinchillas, fish, and other lab animals), including husbandry and enrichment. This may include providing clinical veterinary medical care, surgical, analgesic and anesthetic support or advice to researchers.
  • Directs the quarantine and isolation of animals.
  • Cooperates with various researchers as necessary to ensure that a minimal health standard is established and met for animals as appropriate.
  • Vested with the authority to establish and assign the clinical coverage dates, times, and after-hours coverage for all veterinary technicians and clinical veterinarians.
Facility Management and Operations
  • Coordinates the operations and administration of the ASC across all locations to ensure uniform policies and procedures pertaining to animal care and use at BU.
  • Develops and periodically updates standard operating procedures.
Regulatory Compliance
  • Serves as the Attending Veterinarian for Boston University and provides advice to the IACUC.
  • Serves as a voting member of the IACUC.
  • Serves on appropriate University committees relating to research activities, as assigned.
  • Reviews animal research protocols for IACUC and IBC.
  • Trains veterinarians, technicians, and researchers in proper methodology, handling, surgery and other veterinary medical areas and descriptive terminology using ASC personnel or other available resources.
  • Ensures facility and researcher compliance with NIH/OLAW guidelines, AAALAC requirements and animal welfare regulations.
  • Assists with site visits.
Budget and Planning
  • Provides data and expertise to assist in cost accounting of veterinary services and related technical functions.
  • Oversees the ASC budget (e.g. recharge development and implementation, managing and tracking of expenditure and revenue, etc.).
Research Support
  • Advises and counsels investigators on animal and research problems related to animal wellbeing, health, use, and the interaction of spontaneous disease with research goals.
  • Provides technical support to research scientists.

Qualifications

The Animal Science Center Director and Attending Veterinarian will ideally have the following desired qualifications:
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an AVMA-Accredited University and active licensure in at least one US state
  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine certification
  • Significant experience running an animal care and use program at an academic medical center
  • Experience serving on an IACUC as Attending Veterinarian
  • Knowledge of and/or experience overseeing compliance with current USDA, PHS, OLAW,IACUC, and AAALAC rules, regulations, and standards
  • Experience achieving and maintaining AAALAC accreditation
  • Proven skill providing laboratory animal care utilizing critical care techniques
  • Experience in developing and leading teams, managing people and animal research facilities, and building rapport to influence messaging, acceptance, and understanding
  • Ability to coach and provide clear direction to direct reports and other staff
  • Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills with the ability to effectively present to all levels of the organization
  • Experience working with academic faculty investigators of varied backgrounds and experience levels
  • Meticulous attention to detail and the ability to shift priorities as needed while making effective use of time and resources
  • Demonstrated strong business judgement, critical thinking, problem solving, and effective decision-making skills
  • Ability to quickly identify areas of improvement and implement solutions with an interdisciplinary approach
  • Process driven with the ability to execute functional processes while using appropriate change management approaches
  • Experience carrying out audits or inspections
  • Strong sense of entrepreneurship, accountability, responsibility, and sense of ownership

Applicants must submit a cover letter to be considered.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine
Charles River Safety Assessment, Reno, NV
02/26/24

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development.

We are seeking a Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine for our Safety Assessment site located Reno, Nevada.

The following are responsibilities related to the Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine:

Responsible for the technical and professional oversight of all animal care and use functions involving laboratory animals at the site. Serve as the veterinarian of record (attending veterinarian) providing technical, regulatory, and clinical support to all research programs at the site. Provide direct support to study directors in protocol design, animal disease model development, surgical services and animal health evaluations. Provide assistance to study directors on sponsor-related issues including direct contact with sponsors as required. Serve as a member of the Site Management Team and site representative of the Global Safety Assessment Veterinary Medicine Functional Matrix.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Clinical Duties:
  • Assure the health and welfare of all research animals maintained within the facility, both personally and through delegation and oversight of direct reports.
  • Assure performance of daily observation of animals for clinical signs of disease or adverse events, documentation of clinical observations, maintenance of appropriate animal medical records, and assure prompt notification and resolution of conditions that are indicative of pain or distress.
  • Develop proposals for improvement of the animal program and operational changes that improve the health and wellbeing of research animals and facilitate the conduct of studies.
  • Participate in the development, implementation and provision of animal care and use training.
  • related processes and procedures, and physical facilities used to house and manipulate study animals.
  • Ensure compliance with established company, industry, and regulatory standards.
  • Provide oversight of surgical programs.

Job Qualifications:

Qualifications:
  • Education: Doctoral degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) in Veterinary Medicine and Master’s degree (M.S.) in a discipline relevant to laboratory animal medicine.
  • Experience: 8-10 years related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.
  • Other: ACLAM Diplomate Status preferred. USDA accreditation is desirable.
What we can offer you:
  • Competitive pay
  • 401K
  • Full insurance benefits
  • Holidays, 3 weeks PTO and a sick time
  • Multiple vets at site
  • Strong mentoring
  • Great work/life balance
  • Global company (allows growth at site, across multiple sites and internationally)
  • Bonuses + Retention bonuses
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Involvement in the community – 8-12 hrs paid time off to volunteer
  • ERG groups
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Apply today at: https://jobs.criver.com/job/Reno-Director%2C-Laboratory-Animal-Medicine-NV-89511/1131379100/


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Senior Clinical Veterinarian, Comparative Medicine Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA
02/26/24

We are hiring for a Senior Clinical Veterinarian in the Comparative Medicine Branch at the CDC in Atlanta. Join our team! If you enjoy working with residents and supporting infectious disease studies, come to CDC!

If you have questions or want to apply please send an email to Dr. Sherrie Jean, Deputy Branch Chief, Comparative Medicine Branch, CDC. sjean@cdc.gov and apply here: USAJOBS - Job Announcement https://www.usajobs.gov/job/774770700

Summary
As a global leader in public health & health promotion, CDC is the agency Americans trust with their lives. In addition to our everyday work, each CDC employee has a role in supporting public health emergency management, whether through temporary assignments to emergency responses or sustaining other CDC programs and activities while colleagues respond. Join our team to use your talent, training, & passion to help CDC continue as the world's premier public health organization. Visit www.cdc.gov

Qualifications

Education:
  • DVM/VMD/BVSc degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in one of the 50 states
  • ACLAM board certification preferred
  • Completion of a Laboratory Animal Medicine residency or fellowship OR at least 3 years of experience with laboratory animals, the regulations, IACUCs and directing activities of veterinary technicians and animal care technicians.
Experience:
  • 3 years’ clinical veterinary services in research environment
  • Comprehensive application of animal medicine to a variety of common laboratory species
  • Experience with health monitoring and disease control programs and strategies
  • Protocol, procedure and policy development, review and implementation experience
  • Experience with supervision and management of staff is preferred
  • Ability to work independent of direct oversight, Self-starter with a demonstrated initiative toward continuous improvement.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team member.

Duties

As a Veterinary Medical Officer, your major duties may include, but are not limited to:

Veterinary Medicine
  • Plans, directs and participates in the care, treatment, and management of laboratory animals and other government-owned animals. Performs professional veterinary work that involves the investigation, examination, treatment, and control of animals and animal diseases.
Regulatory
  • Oversee program and policy development, coordination, and implementation of the intramural and extramural animal care and use program for CDC's laboratory animal.
  • Serve as subject matter expert and assure CDC/agency compliance with federal policy, laws and principles including the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Welfare Act and Public Health Service Policy through the National Institute of Health's Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) in the care and use of laboratory animals at CDC.
  • Assure CDC programs strictly adhere to regulatory policy and standards to safeguard both the ethical treatment of animals and human safety while working with animals.
Research Support
  • Offers support for principal investigators (PI) including veterinary procedures (e.g.anesthesia, sample collection) and research project consultation. Performs major and minor surgery in support of ABADRU programs.
  • Serves as a liaison between animal care staff and PI. May act as co-PI on certain projects and offers primary responsibility for upkeep and use of sample donor animals.
Teaching/Training
  • Conducts the training of employees, and other personnel, involved in care, treatment, and use of animals. Training will cover regulatory requirements for using animals, proper methods of handling, recognition of signs of stress and diseases, and on technical procedures such as blood collection, heat detection, and recognition of abnormal animal behavior.
  • Consult on scientific and technical issues and on the design and implementation of residency training program.
  • Design, oversee, and implement laboratory animal policy and compliance training curriculum.
  • Develop, manage, and coordinate training of animal users, scientist, and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) members on regulatory compliance for both intramural and extramural animal studies, biosecurity, occupational health for laboratory and field work, and zoonotic diseases.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

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Attending Veterinarian and Director
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
02/26/24

Virginia Tech has an immediate opening for the position of Attending Veterinarian and Director of the Animal Resources and Care Division (ARCD) within the Office of Research and Innovation. This is a full time, non-tenure, Administrative and Professional faculty appointment. Faculty appointment in a college may be possible commensurate with the experience of the selected candidate for the position.

The ARCD is responsible for the daily operations and management of several animal facilities that support Virginia Tech’s agriculture, life sciences, health sciences, biomedical, veterinary medicine, and fish and wildlife programs in accordance with applicable regulations, guidelines, and institutional policies. ARCD veterinarians also liaise with and provide veterinary oversight of investigator managed satellite facilities. Virginia Tech’s AAALAC accredited animal care program comprises approximately 180,000 sq. ft. and 85 acres of animal housing and support space for a wide variety of species that include rodents, small animals, farm species, avian and aquatic species.

The Attending Veterinarian and Director of ARCD is responsible for managing and directing the administrative, veterinary, and animal husbandry business units of the ARCD that employ approximately twenty-five staff including three full time veterinarians, in several locations in Blacksburg, VA and one location in Roanoke, VA. S/he will provide ongoing assessment of ARCD functions and act on opportunities to improve productivity and operational efficiency. S/he will seek opportunities to enhance and grow customer support provided to investigators and research personnel conducting a wide variety of animal-based research activities across numerous colleges, departments, centers, and institutes. S/he will support advancing the university’s animal care program to strategically align with and support growing research and teaching endeavors.

This position is also responsible for the oversight and provision of high-quality veterinary care and animal welfare across the program. S/he also works in close collaboration with other program entities including the Institutional Official, IACUC, Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance, Environmental Health and Safety, and College of Veterinary Medicine leadership to maintain AAALAC accreditation and good standing with regulatory and oversight bodies including the USDA-APHIS and OLAW.

Minimum requirements include a veterinary medical degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG certification; veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States; and experience with the supervision, development, and performance management of veterinary and other professional staff. Licensure in Virginia is expected within 12 months of hire.

The review of applications will begin March 25, 2024 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled. Competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience.

Interested persons should submit a letter of interest to include a statement of career objectives, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of five references. For more information about this opportunity and how to apply, please visit www.jobs.vt.edu and search for posting number 528720.

Virginia Tech is an EEO/AA (including individuals with disabilities and veterans) employer.


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Clinical Veterinarian
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
02/26/24

The University of Utah has a current job opening. The details are as follows:

Application for work at the University of Utah may be completed at:
https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/153395

Job Description:

Provides clinical care for a variety of laboratory animals that the University of Utah uses for biomedical research. Assists the Director in assuring compliance with animal care regulations that govern the use of laboratory animals.

Requirements:
  • DVM/VMD degree and a U.S. license to practice veterinary medicine, ability to obtain licensure in the state of Utah, ability to obtain a DEA registration, and completion of a formal postdoctoral Laboratory Animal Medicine residency program required.
  • Two years’ related experience
  • LAM Residency preferred.
  • ACLAM certification is highly desirable. The successful candidate must have complete knowledge of animal care regulations and experience with AAALAC accreditation. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (spoken and written) are essential. 

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.


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Associate Professor, Research Faculty Appointment (RFA)
Department of Comparative Medicine
MD Anderson, Bastrop, TX
02/22/24

Req #: 33936

As a veterinarian in the Department of Comparative Medicine, the Assistant/Associate Professor provides oversight for the clinical care responsibilities for breeding colonies and experimental animals, implements animal care and welfare standards, and collaborates with investigators by providing research services. This position will provide clinical care to new world and/or old-world nonhuman primate species and may support the centralized services of surgery, x-ray, and ultrasonography of this colony. This position may fulfill the role and responsibilities of a clinical veterinarian in nonclinical laboratory studies as defined by FDA 21 CFR Part 58 and may participate in administrative or compliance programs as directed. He/she/they may perform basic research, independent and/or collaborative, that contributes to the knowledge base of the Cancer Center, strengthens translational research activities, and satisfies the goals of the Department. Refer to the Department of Comparative Medicine web page for additional information about the department and its programs.

Candidates must have earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (or equivalent) from an American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited university and be legally qualified to practice veterinary medicine in some state, province, territory, or possession of the Unites States.

Candidates must have post graduate nonhuman primate clinical experience in Veterinary Medicine and/or Laboratory Animal Medicine.  Experience in conducting Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) investigations preferred, as is being board certified in laboratory animal medicine (DACLAM). They must meet institutional requirements for an academic appointment as an Assistant/Associate Professor.

Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae and cover letter to:

William D. Hopkins, PhD
Professor and Chair, ad interim
Department of Comparative Medicine
Director, Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Bastrop, TX 78602
Email: wdhopkins@mdanderson.org
Telephone: (512) 321-3991


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Clinical Veterinarian
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
02/22/24

To apply, please visit: https://www.rush.edu/rush-careers/apply-position-rush

Job Summary:
Under administrative direction of the Senior Director of the Comparative Research Center (CRC) and along with the Associate Director, CRC Operations, provide veterinary care for all animals maintained in the Rush University Medical Center Comparative Research Center and directly coordinate the daily operations of CRC surgery. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Manages and provides veterinary care for all animals used within RUMC for research, teaching and testing.
  • Advise investigators in the care and treatment of animals in their research projects.
  • Assist investigative staff in project design to provide proper veterinary care for animals while on study.
  • Consult with investigative staff in protocol development involving surgical procedures including specialty procedures and appropriate use of anesthetics and analgesics.
  • Manages the rodent health surveillance program for the CRC.
  • Manages and/or performs complicated surgical procedures and provide postoperative monitoring of the animals.
  • Provide assurance of compliance with all applicable regulations and policies including IACUC governing the use of animals.
  • Manages the daily activities of the Veterinary Technicians as well as their daily work schedules.
  • Assure adherence to standard operating procedures by all veterinary technicians. Coordinate the hiring process of veterinary technicians, and training and education of veterinary technician personnel as well as disciplinary activities of personnel.
  • Manages the annual review activities of veterinary technician personnel.
  • Coordinate billing for CRC surgery and input data into billing database.
  • Enforce Federal, Institutional, and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the development and review of general policies and procedures as they relate to daily CRC and surgery operations and provide input to the Senior Director.
  • Participate as a voting member of the IACUC.
  • Provide training and instruction in the care and use of laboratory animals for animal care technicians, research technicians, and investigators. Provide technical assistance when required.
  • Manages special veterinary services such as collection and processing of diagnostic specimens, necropsy services, protocol dictated procedures, etc.
  • Manages the daily maintenance of procedural support areas such as operating rooms, prep rooms, surgeon’s scrub rooms, animal recovery, x-ray, clinical laboratory, necropsy, and procedure rooms.
  • Obtain and maintain membership in Chicago Branch AALAS and attend no less than 3 meetings per year.
  • Attend National AAALAS, ACLAM and/or AVMA Meetings and/or other meetings and training opportunities related to the laboratory animal sciences field.
  • Participate in Institutional training programs as directed.
Required Job Qualifications:
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) licensed in the state of Illinois.
  • Completion of a Laboratory Animal Medicine residency or fellowship OR at least 1 year of experience with laboratory
  • animals, the regulations, IACUCs and directing activities of veterinary technicians and animal care technicians.
  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine Certification within 3 years.
  • Must be available by cellular telephone during working and non-working hours and to respond when prompted
  • Some experience with an AAALAC-International accredited laboratory animal care and use program preferred.• Firm understanding of Animal facility management.
  • Firm understanding of Veterinary medicine.
  • Firm understanding of Animal facility budgetary management.
  • Firm understanding of Animal protocol systems.
  • Firm understanding of IACUC functions.
  • Firm understanding of Animal physiology and behavior.
  • Firm understanding of Animal husbandry and care procedures.
  • Firm understanding of Physical plant and facility equipment systems
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and animal program issues.
  • General computer literacy.
  • Self-starter, ability to work independent of direct oversight.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills

Physical Demands:
This position carries the potential for employee exposure to blood, body fluids, and other potentially infectious materials, chemicals and other hazardous conditions that may pose a potential health risk. Employees are trained and are expected to observe safety procedures, blood-borne pathogen and hazard communication standards, and the Institutional Animal Care and Use program to include:

  • Ability to handle and restrain all species of animals used in the facility.
  • Ability to work in proximity with all species of animals used in the facility.
  • Ability to lift, move and/or place objects of a minimum of 50lbs. in a repeated fashion.
  • Working knowledge of biology, physiology, and behavioral characteristics of each laboratory animal species.
  • Working knowledge of personnel protective methods and devices.
  • No known animal allergies

Disclaimer:
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.


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Executive Director, Division of Animal Resources and Attending Veterinarian
Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
02/15/24

Reports to:
Directly to the Associate Dean for Novel Technologies and Cores, Emory School of Medicine, with dotted line for animal welfare to the Vice President for Research Administration, Emory University (Institutional Signing Official).

Division of Animal Resources:
The Division of Animal Resources (DAR) is the administrative unit responsible for all programs of animal care across Emory University (outside of the Emory Primate Center) and is administered through the School of Medicine (SOM) and Emory Integrated Core Facilities. The mission of the DAR is to promote the health and wellbeing of people everywhere by providing the finest animal care and support for Emory University scientists. Fundamentally, the DAR participates closely in the science enterprise by providing wholesome environments free of variability where animals reside and studies are done. This includes not only physical factors and characteristics, but personnel and programs.

Position Summary:
The Executive Director of DAR is responsible for the development and conduct of a comprehensive, quality animal resources program in support of the research and teaching missions of Emory. Such programs shall provide for proper husbandry, veterinary medical care, and handling of laboratory animals and protect the public trust in research through compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and animal welfare standards, including but not limited to those in the CFR.

The School of Medicine and Emory will look to this position to provide leadership and serve as the point person for animal care partnerships between Emory University and other institutions. This role also includes strategic planning and implementation to improve the animal research related functions and facilities on Emory’s campus. The Executive Director, DAR works closely with Emory University to assure compliance with policies and procedures related to animal research as well as participates on SOM and University research committees to ensure alignment with organization initiatives. The Executive Director, DAR, is accountable for the budget management, finances, and operations of the DAR, in alignment with SOM leadership, SOM policies, and SOM budget processes.

Key Organizational Colleagues:
  • Associate Dean for Novel Technologies and Cores, Emory School of Medicine
  • Institutional Official, Emory University
  • Key contacts across Emory and Oxford who use animals in research, testing, and teaching School Deans and Directors, Emory University and Woodruff Health Sciences Center
  • Executive Associate Dean & Chief Business Officer, and Sr. Associate Dean & COO, SOM
  • Executive Administrator, Research Administration, SOM
  • Chair, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Assistant Vice President, Environmental Health and Safety
  • Associate Vice President, Facilities Management

Major Responsibilities

Strategic:
  • In collaboration with all key consistencies, drives development and implementation of major strategic initiatives related to animal research endeavors, including but not limited to programmatic, facility and infrastructure needs, and monitors progress toward
  • Key collaborator in the development and refinement of research strategic plan(s) for the Division of Animal Resources.
  • Supports the changing and unpredictable needs of our investigator base.
Program Administration:
  • Is responsible for the operational program of all animal resources of Emory University (outside of Emory Primate Center) under the administration of the School of Medicine and the Emory Integrated Core Facilities (EICF) and other designated programs including:
    • animal purchase
    • animal husbandry
    • veterinary medical care and services
    • related budget management, finances, and operations of the DAR, in alignment with SOM leadership, SOM policies, and SOM budget processes.
  • As the leader of an EICF core facility, is responsible for coordinating with units outside of SOM and for recovering costs of services provided within subsidy budgets.
  • Provide administrative decision-making, leadership, operational, and budget planning involving the efficient and productive use of personnel, material, facilities and financial
  • Work closely with Emory leadership to align DAR efforts with Emory’s strategic
  • Foster collaboration with DAR leadership and Emory leadership to enable changes in research direction.
  • Provide leadership and strategic development within SOM for the operation and performance of all DAR activities.
  • Coordinate with Emory SOM on development, implementation, and maintenance of methodology for research cost recovery and other financial guidelines and
  • Responsible for the fiscal management of the division including development and implementation of the budget in alignment with the SOM Dean’s office.
  • Evaluate and manage facility, staff, equipment, and programs of the division to ensure adequate and efficient operation.
  • Support the faculty through advice and assistance on the conduct of animal studies including support of safety programs where radioactive materials, toxic chemicals, and/or biohazards are used in animals.
  • Provide for maintenance of proper records and support timely submission of required regulatory and internal reports.
  • Review and evaluate grant and contract applications for compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and standards.
  • Assist in the planning, design, and/or renovation of existing or new animal care facilities.
  • Provide for education and training of animal research and care personnel in the proper procedures of animal care and use.
  • Serve as a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
  • Serve as a member of the Animal Resources Advisory Committee.
  • Coordinate, develop and conduct postdoctoral programs in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Implement a training program, both internally and lab-directed
  • Allocate resources in a manner consistent with the strategic goals of DAR as approved by SOM leadership.
Continuous Improvement:
  • Responds to quantitative data and environmental changes and amends strategic and operational plans as
  • Supports an environment that recognizes and rewards excellence: promote a positive culture of institutional excellence, achievement, and pride for all students, faculty, and staff.
  • Ensures the quality of research through the development and documentation of a quality monitoring system and/or program evaluation reflected through key
  • Develops and implements operational staffing models in accordance with volume metrics.
  • Assumes a leadership role in quality improvement activities in the research programs across
  • Maintains an executive presence in national activities and groups focusing on best practices.
  • Identifies benchmark institutions as aspirational models and establishes enterprise-wide measures of institutional effectiveness in teaching and
  • Ensures that an annual operational and financial plan, inclusive of objectives and resource allocations, is completed in accordance with the annual budget
  • Provides leadership and strategic direction in animal research to the directors and department heads of the academic divisions. Makes recommendations that impact philosophy and
  • Ensures that research programs are coordinated with other SOM departments/initiatives as well as with other research initiatives.

Professional Qualifications

Demonstrated Leadership
  • Accomplished operational leader with administrative expertise to lead and manage challenging issues; minimally a collaborative scholar; accountable for implementation/idea execution and driving results
  • Implements strategic plans for research with deep understanding of complex academic health centers.
  • Result-driven leader with a demonstrated ability to propose and encourage new ideas and inspire action.
  • Creative thinker and demonstrated problem solver.
  • Sets example of moral character & commitment to advance the best interests of the SOM and Emory University.
  • Functions as an active member of the SOM leadership team.
  • Community engagement background a plus.
Academic
  • DVM/VMD with laboratory experience and eligibility for licensure in the state of Georgia.
  • ACLAM Diplomate preferred
  • Associate Professor or above preferred
  • Demonstrated success in working with funded researchers and leading/managing teams and programs.
Experience
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of leadership experience in laboratory
  • Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in a senior leader position in veterinary specialty in an academic healthcare
  • Animal research administrative experience, both operational and fiscal to include prior P&L responsibilities and a broad understanding of complex academic health system issues and challenges in the field of graduate medical education in the current
  • Demonstrated creative communications and business
Effort
  • It is anticipated this will be up to 1.0 FTE administrative appointment with a faculty appointment as eligible. Note that a faculty appointment would have an additional reporting line to the department chair.

To Apply, VisitEmory Careers under Requisition #120276.

The above statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the individual in this position. Rather, this role description highlights the general nature and primary aspects of the job.

Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.


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Associate Director and Chief Clinical Veterinarian
Louisiana State University A&M, Baton Rouge, LA
02/13/24

The Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) at Louisiana State University A&M (LSU), Baton Rouge invites applicants for the position of Associate Director and Chief Clinical Veterinarian. The position is academic at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (Clinical Track). The DLAM oversees all research and teaching animal care and use at LSU. Animal research at LSU is growing and covers a wide range of funding sources including the USDA, NIH, and NSF. Our animal program has been accredited by AAALAC, Int. since 1986. The DLAM central office is housed within the LSU-School of Veterinary Medicine where the successful candidate can work and collaborate with approximately 50 specialty boarded veterinarians, a host of PhDs, and several centers of excellence including the Center for Lung Biology and Disease, Louisiana Biomedical Research Network, Center for Preclinical Cancer Research and Center for Biomedical Neuroscience. Veterinary research centers of excellence include Equine Health Studies, Oncology, and Exotic Animal Medicine. The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is ranked 9th in NIH funding among North American Veterinary Schools. The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is rapidly expanding in footprint, class size, and research.

Position Type:
Faculty, Clinical Track, Assistant or Associate Professor

Job Description:
The Associate Director (AD) and Chief Clinical Veterinarian (CCV) will provide direct oversight of veterinary medical care for the university. This includes a broad range of species including small and large mammals, fish, amphibians, birds, and reptiles. The position will directly oversee the Laboratory Animal Medicine residency program and their daily duties providing veterinary care for the university. The position will answer directly to the DLAM Director and Attending Veterinarian (AV) and will support the entire animal care program. Additionally, the position will participate in training of Phase I and Phase II professional students. Research support and collaboration with university faculty are expected.

Job Responsibility Breakdown:

75% - Service: The AD and CCV will 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/CCV will oversee quality control testing, development, and implementation as it relates to our PHS assurance statement, AAALAC Int. site document, as well as DLAM standard operating procedures. The AD/CCV will provide animal care, protocol advice, and veterinary support to the general LSU research community. After one (1) year on the job the AD/CCV will alternate with the AV, yearly, by serving on the LSU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. The AD/CCV will provide direct oversight of veterinary technicians. Furthermore, the AD/CCV will be expected to participate in the care of the LSU mascot, Mike the Tiger.

10% - Research: The AD/CCV will provide research support for an ever-increasing number of animals and species. Support with include protocol development, veterinary consultation, and direct collaboration leading to publications and presentations are expected.

10% - Teaching: After approximately 1 year the AD/CCV will take over as course coordinator for the Laboratory Animal Medicine Phase II Clinical Rotation for professional students. Additionally, it is expected the AD/CCV will take over as the LSU Laboratory Animal Residency Program Director. The AD/CCV will provide training to veterinary residents, professional students, research faculty, staff, and students, as well as DLAM staff. This will include direct oversight of wet-lab training as required for research personnel.

5% - Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
DVM or equivalent and board eligible for the ACLAM exam.

License to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state. The successful candidate will be required to obtain a Louisiana Veterinary Medical license within 6 months of hire. Additionally, it is expected the successful candidate will obtain USDA Class II veterinary accreditation.

Preferred Qualifications:
ACLAM Diplomate and a Master's degree with 2 or more years of related experience working as a laboratory animal medicine veterinarian with a broad range of species.

Special Instructions:
Go to the following link to apply. https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/LSU/details/Assistant-or-Associate-Professor--Clinical-Track---Associate-Director--and-Chief-Clinical-Veterinarian_R00089908?q=veterinarian
Otherwise, search for the following job posting: R00089908
Follow the guidelines in the instructions and minimally include the following information.
Please provide your cover letter/ letter of intent, CV, and contact information (name, address, phone, e-mail) of at least three references. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.  Contact Dr. Rhett Stout with questions specific to the job: rstout1@lsu.edu.

Posting Date: January 9, 2024           Closing Date: (Open Until Filled)

Additional Position Information:
Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; and employee discounts.

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and SAME Agency:

HRM Contact Information:
For questions or concerns related to updating your application with attachments (e.g., resumes, RS:17 documents), date of birth, or reactivating applications, please contact the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or email HR@lsu.edu.  For questions or concerns regarding the status of your application or salary ranges, please contact the department using the information provided in the Special Instructions section of this job posting.


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Clinical Veterinarian
NYU Langone Health, New York, NY
02/12/24

NYU Langone Health is seeking a Clinical Veterinarian. The Clinical Veterinarian will report to, and act on behalf of, the Associate Director. The Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for helping to implement the clinical program of veterinary care in the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM). The ideal candidate for this position is someone who embraces collaboration, considers themselves a life-long learner, enjoys training and mentoring, persists in the face of a challenge, and proactively finds ways to help contribute to team goals. This is a faculty position with a salary range of $155,000 - $175,000 annually.

Responsibilities

  • Provides clinical veterinary care
  • Schedules and/or participates in an on-call, emergency care, weekend and holiday rotation as required to assure clinical veterinary coverage
  • Actively manages and oversees clinical research involving rabbit and swine species with responsibilities that include developing and implementing procedures for pre and post-operative care, anesthesia, analgesia, and euthanasia, in addition to providing direct oversight of a surgical OR and related resources
  • Serves as an alternate member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Oversees a veterinary externship program
  • Serves as a faculty member within a veterinary postdoctoral training program in laboratory animal medicine with responsibilities including, but not limited to, participation in a didactic lecture series, participation in a journal review rotation, and clinical mentorship of veterinary postdoctoral fellows
  • Helps to ensure NYU Langone Health’s program of veterinary care remains in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations, and meets AAALAC accreditation standards
  • Collaboratively coordinates with departments within DCM, such as Operations and the DCM Business Office, in addition to departments outside of DCM, such as Environmental Health & Safety and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Provides surgical and technical support to investigators through training and animal model development
  • Helps to manage preventative medicine programs, including the rodent sentinel program, vendor surveillance, and rodent quarantine
  • Develops, updates, and implements departmental standard operating procedures
  • Develops short and long-term plans to help achieve departmental goals, or to support the implementation of new ideas or processes, and proactively identifies and addresses contingencies
  • Maintains familiarity with trends, issues, and advances in strategic and program planning through periodic review of relevant journals or other literature
  • Identifies and actively pursues a planned program of professional growth through continuing education, etc.

Additional Responsibilities and Performance Standards

  • Respects and maintains research confidentiality
  • Cooperates and communicates effectively and harmoniously with supervisor, management, peers, general staff, physicians, other research personnel, and the general public in a courteous and professional manner
  • Written and verbal communications are effective, informative, and professional.
  • Is customer service oriented and attentive to others, responds appropriately, answer questions, and/or provides needed information within reasonable time frames
  • Makes sound judgments, based on gathering and analyzing factual and objective data; is able to interpret policies and procedures in order to make a sound independent decision.
  • Demonstrates alertness and adaptability to dynamic working conditions; responds appropriately.
  • Makes decisions in a timely manner.
  • Makes suggestions for positive changes.
  • Readily accepts new responsibilities and assignments.
  • Recognizes when help might be needed by others, proactively offers guidance and assistance.

Qualifications

  • Minimum Required Qualifications
  • DVM/VMD/BVSc degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school
  • Three years of laboratory animal medicine experience within an ACLAM recognized laboratory animal medicine residency training program
  • ACLAM board eligibility required
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • ACLAM board certification preferred

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted through Interfolio (
https://apply.interfolio.com/140827). Please include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Please reach out to Molly Klores VMD DACLAM (molly.klores@nyulangone.org) with any questions regarding the role.


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Veterinary Medical Director
Project Chimps, Morganton, GA
02/07/24

Job details

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $150,000.00 per year

Benefits:
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Vision insurance
Schedule:
  • Choose your own hours
  • Holidays
  • On call
  • Weekends as needed
Supplemental pay types:
  • Signing bonus
Ability to commute/relocate:
  • Morganton, GA 30560: Reliable commute or willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (Required)

Work Location: In person

Location: 2031 Lowery Rd, Morganton, GA 30560

Benefits
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance

About Project Chimps:
At Project Chimps, we have a profound mission—to provide lifelong sanctuary and promote the well-being of chimpanzees retired from research facilities. Our sanctuary is a haven for these intelligent and social animals, where they can experience comfort, care, and freedom. We are a passionate team dedicated to making a difference, and we need a skilled and compassionate Veterinary Medical Director to join us on this transformative journey.

Position Overview:
As the Veterinary Medical Director at Project Chimps, you will play a central role in ensuring the health and happiness of our chimpanzee residents. This is not just a job; it's a calling—a chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of these remarkable beings. Reporting to the Executive Director, you will be an essential member of our chimpanzee care team, providing expert veterinary care and leading our medical program. As you supervise the Vet Assistant and collaborate with medical volunteers (including RN, DDS, DVM, PA, MDs, and more), you'll create a harmonious and nurturing environment where our chimpanzees can thrive.

Your Impact:
Your expertise in veterinary medicine will be the foundation of our chimpanzee care. From performing daily rounds to reading diagnostics and prescribing treatments, you'll be the guardian of their well-being. Your caring and compassionate approach will set the standards for medical care, ensuring that our sanctuary maintains the highest levels of care, as required by USDA, DNR, and GFAS.

As you design and implement wellness plans for our chimpanzee residents, in collaboration with the Chimpanzee Care Supervisors and Behavior Coordinator, you'll contribute to their overall physical and emotional health. You'll mentor volunteers and interns, instilling your passion and knowledge in the next generation of animal advocates.

Qualifications:
To fulfill this vital role, you must possess a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Georgia. Your passion for zoo/exotic/primate medicine, with a minimum of three years' experience, is essential, while five years' experience is preferred, particularly in primate or great ape medicine. Your working knowledge of chimpanzee health and husbandry procedures will be an invaluable asset.

Your leadership skills and collaborative approach will be vital as you work within a team, evaluating and promoting dedicated volunteers. As you maintain medical records and ensure administrative functions are accurate, you'll demonstrate your attention to detail and organizational prowess.

Join Us in Making a Difference:
Beyond the standard duties of a veterinarian, you'll experience the fulfillment of providing sanctuary to these incredible creatures. As you work in challenging and diverse environments, your dedication will be rewarded with the knowledge that you've improved the lives of these deserving animals.

You'll be part of a close-knit community, embracing flexibility, compassion, and a shared mission. At Project Chimps, we value continuous learning and professional development, and we provide a comprehensive benefits package to support your well-being and growth.

Together, we can create a brighter future for primates and inspire a world where compassion and care define our relationship with all living beings. Join us on this transformative journey as a Veterinary Medical Director at Project Chimps.

Apply athttps://projectchimps.org/jobs/


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Veterinarian - Instructor or Assistant Professor
Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, LA
02/07/24

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

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

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

The candidate must hold a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in one of the 50 states. ACLAM board certification or eligibility is 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.

This position will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected. Apply Now apply.interfolio.com/120431

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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Clinical Veterinarian - Division of Laboratory Animal Resources
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
02/06/24

February 5, 2024

To Apply:https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/508820

Job summary:
The University of Kentucky believes that the ethical and humane use of animals for research, teaching and testing is essential for the advancement of science and the discovery of treatments and cures for diseases in humans and animals alike.

The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) is a support unit for animal-based research at the University of Kentucky and provides the best possible veterinary and humane care for the laboratory animal species used by researchers at UK. The DLAR Lab Animal Veterinarian will provide clinical care for DLAR operations. The Lab Animal Veterinarian will work with senior clinical veterinarians to address emerging needs and help ensure that investigators, animal care, and supervisor staff maintain appropriate standards for animal care and welfare.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide clinical case management (diagnosis, treatment, and prevention) for a variety of laboratory animal species e.g., mice, rats, NHPs, dogs, sheep, pigeons
  • Working knowledge in clinical conditions and pathogens of common laboratory animals, and appropriate preventive medicine, treatment plans and colony surveillance techniques
  • Planning and implementation of health surveillance programs
  • Provide surgery expertise to include performance of surgical techniques, instrumentation usage, sanitation practices, surgical suite maintenance and surgical support (pre-, intra- and post-operative)
  • Determine and direct use of anesthetic, analgesic & antibiotic agents.
  • Write, review, and train on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Responsible for use and maintenance of controlled substances and record keeping.
  • Review IACUC protocols, amendments, and Study Protocols
  • Communicate with the research staff to alert them of impactful changes to animal health and/or the study conduct.
  • Review vendor health records
  • Involved with direct animal care and decision making (physical exam, diagnosis, prescription, and treatment of animals)
  • Understand and apply the regulatory expectations for working with biomedical species, as stated in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the Animal Welfare Act & Regulations
  • Maintain knowledge of current information and issues regarding laboratory animal medicine, care, and science
  • Conduct periodic animal facility rounds and consult on husbandry, care, and housing of animals
  • Serve as a alternate member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and participate in associated activities
  • Identify and address compliance issues as assigned to include facility and programmatic evaluations
  • Thoroughly evaluate and review assigned animal use protocols and amendments, providing guidance and support to IACUC and principal investigators
  • Participate in site visits/consultations by external oversight organizations (AAALAC-International, USDA)
  • Consult with researchers and their staff and exchange knowledge regarding animal care support
  • Provide guidance and recommendations regarding questions or concerns in protocol development, selection of animal models, planning and conduct of procedures, troubleshooting, and regulatory compliance
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as necessary and assumed or assigned
Education and Experience
  • Required: degree in veterinary medicine from an AVMA accredited school.
  • Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state and become licensed in the state of KY within six months from the date of hire.
  • Must be able to obtain federal and state-controlled substance licenses.
  • Must be USDA accredited or able to obtain accreditation within six months from the date of hire.
  • Must have Formal Residency training and/or experience in laboratory animal medicine.
  • Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is strongly preferred but board eligible candidates with appropriate work experience may be considered
Job Competencies
  • Must have excellent interpersonal communication, leadership and management skills.
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with faculty who have inquired about their research animals. Must be able to exchange accurate information in a professional manner using both verbal and written methods.
  • Team oriented with strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills essential, including the ability to work courteously with research and animal care staff
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, exercise judgment, and utilize problem solving skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to handle multiple projects with shifting priorities and frequent, short deadlines.
  • Must be agile and attention detailed in order to respond to greatly varying needs in multiple locations while maintaining cohesion of purpose and presentation.
  • Requires high level coordination with other leadership to help maintain the integrity of the total research effort utilizing animals.
  • Must be able to budget time and effort effectively.
  • This individual must work effectively with a diverse cross section of staff across the institution to foster and maintain high-quality animal care and use programs and facilities.
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community
  • Ability to work evening, weekend, and holiday clinical care on a rotating basis
  • Valid U.S. driver's license

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


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Animal Program Director and Attending Veterinarian
Baylor University, Waco, TX
02/02/24

Job Identification: 15322

What We're Looking For

The Animal Program Director and Attending Veterinarian will support the mission of Baylor University by directing and overseeing the Baylor Sciences Building animal facility.

A Doctoral degree, up to three years of relevant experience, and an active Christian faith are required. A Doctoral degree and five years or more of relevant experience is preferred.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

What You Will Do

  • Responsible for direction and oversight of the BSB animal facility. This includes direct supervision of the Research Animal Facility Manager, as well as overseeing the ordering, transporting, receiving, husbandry, and propagation of all animals.
  • Provide Facility oversight to ensure conditions and documentation vital to the well-being of animals are continuously met and in place in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act as implemented through the Department of Agriculture regulations and, for federally funded research, the U.S. Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
  • Implement and evaluate new procedures; monitor experiments to ensure research study protocols are being followed and notifying proper personnel if deviations are noted; participate in Institutional Animal Care Use Committee (IACUC) meetings; and coordinate facility inspections.
  • Provide routine veterinary care that includes but not limited to:
    • Medical surveillance
    • Surgical and non-surgical procedures
    • Anesthesia
    • Sedation and perioperative care.
    • Maintain appropriate clinical records as required.
  • Stay current on all required training and certifications. Provide training as needed to facility staff and research personnel.
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with University entities that are involved with the animal care and use program. These include: the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, the IACUC, Environmental Health & Safety personnel, and other Baylor officials as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

What You Can Expect

As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family's wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more, go to https://www.baylor.edu/hr/index.php?id=949184

Explore & Engage

Learn more about https://www.baylor.edu/about/ and our strategic vision, https://www.baylor.edu/illuminate/. Also, explore our great hometown of https://www.baylor.edu/waco/ and the many opportunities to https://www.baylor.edu/waco/index.php?id=970687 If you are new to Central Texas, https://vimeo.com/452638883#xd_co_f=YTJhNGFhM2YtZDViZC00MDY3LWFiZGItNzllYjczODM5Nzg2~

About Us:

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylor’s commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/4980761

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Director of Veterinary Medicine
Cytotheryx, Rochester, MN
01/31/24

Reports to: CEO

The Director of Veterinary Medicine will be responsible for maintaining and monitoring an adequate program of veterinary care in compliance with the requirements and expectations of USDA, AAALAC, FDA, NIH and other relevant agencies. Adequate veterinary care consists of programs for preventative medicine; surveillance, diagnosis, treatment, and control of disease, including zoonosis control; management of protocol-associated disease, disability, or other sequelae; anesthesia and analgesia; surgery and postsurgical care; assessment of animal well-being and euthanasia. As a part of the leadership team, this position will be expected to continually develop leadership, scientific and regulatory excellence and provide insight into company activities and strategic planning.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as the attending veterinarian and a voting member of the IACUC
  • Directs and/or performs medical treatments
  • Oversees veterinary review of Animal Care and Use Protocols
  • Provides formal and informal training and consultation
  • Assists in training areas regarding animal care and welfare
  • Advises the Investigators and IACUC on the appropriateness of specific techniques and methods in animals and recommend alternatives
  • Provides guidance and oversight on experimental surgery process
  • Performs surgical and/or interventional procedures as needed
  • Provides diagnostic necropsy service
  • Drafts and revises site guidelines and SOPs
  • Ensures that all programs relating to animal housing, health monitoring and preventative medicine are complied with according to guidelines, SOPs and industry standards
  • Develops new and improved techniques for care of animals
  • Reviews study protocols with a focus on scientific and animal care content
  • Performs as a Study Director as needed
  • Assist in facility design and planning
  • Assist in herd planning
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Shared oversight of Veterinary Technicians

Education and Experience

  • DVM or VMD required
    • Familiarity with swine health and care preferred
    • Surgical training in large animals preferred
  • Technical Competencies:
    • Knowledgeable about the conduct of research involving animals
    • Familiarity with USDA AWA regulations and the Guide for Care and Use of Laboratory Animals preferred, experience working with FDA CVM preferred
    • Experience achieving and maintaining AAALAC accreditation preferred
    • Performance in a high health environment preferred
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Desired Key Competencies

  • Ability to thrive in team-based settings, work collaboratively in a team environment with others
  • Ability to achieve goals in a milestone-driven, rapidly changing research environment
  • A professional who is also entrepreneurial, and has a client-minded focus
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to flourish with minimal guidance, be proactive, and handle uncertainty
  • Ability to manage and schedule multiple tasks with various personnel in an efficient manner
  • Possess a high degree of personal responsibility
  • Demonstrate the highest ethical standards and trustworthiness
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

Working Conditions

  • Some travel will be required
  • Normal office / animal facility environment
  • Moderate exertion when handling animals. Must be able to lift at least 50lbs

To apply visithttps://cytotheryx.com/company/careers/director-of-veterinary-medicine /

www.cytotheryx.com PO Box 7193 • Rochester, MN 55903 • (877) 275-2986


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Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian / Senior Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
01/25/24

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks a versatile, energetic, and motivated laboratory animal veterinarian to join our Animal Resources Program team within the UAB Office of Research.

The Animal Resources Program (ARP) supports one of the nation’s leading academic health sciences centers that includes the UAB Heersink School of Medicine along with the Schools of Dentistry and Optometry, and the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Health Professions, and Nursing. Our AAALAC-accredited institution consists of multi-species animal housing and support facilities totaling ~250,000 square feet. UAB’s research funding is at record high levels, reaching $774.5 million, a 73% growth over the last 9 years. UAB is in the top 1% of NIH-funded institutions and the top 5% of all US (United States) universities for federal research and development spending.

The Clinical Veterinarian / Sr. Clinical Veterinarian will provide clinical and surgical medical care of animals used in research and training. The successful candidate will support health surveillance and preventative medicine programs and participate in teaching and training of departmental personnel and research staff. They will also be expected to review animal use requests for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee in alignment with Animal Welfare regulations. They will supervise veterinary staff members and provide emergency and after-hours veterinary care. The incumbent will participate in all activities as part of a dynamic laboratory animal care and use program including research, grant writing, equipment and process evaluation, tours, and the development of standard operating procedures.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Veterinary Care - Provide clinical and surgical medical care to research animals. Obtain and evaluate history of veterinary medical and surgical cases. Perform physical assessments and develops diagnostic sampling and therapeutic management proposal of cases. Establish management protocol and initiate treatment. Provide on-call weekend and emergency care.
  • Supervisory - Supervise animal health technician(s), monitor schedule, and assure coverage of responsibilities. Recommend hiring, terminating, and promoting employees and conduct performance evaluation.
  • Health Surveillance - Perform or assist in health assessment and review pertinent test results on proposed animal shipments to and from the UAB campus. Discuss colony/herd health or individual health of animals with veterinary and husbandry staff, research personnel or representatives from the facility supplying animals and approve receipt of qualified animals. Supervise or assist in the quarantine of animals of unknown health status and authorize release from quarantine when appropriate assurances have been confirmed. Provide health assessment for animals prior to shipment. Communicate information to facilitate shipment and oversee shipment and transportation arrangements.
  • Regulatory - Maintain appropriate records and assist in report preparation. Review animal health records for completion as required by regulations. Assist in the preparation of required regulatory reports. Serve as primary or alternate member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Review animal use requests and consult with faculty and research staff on topics related to animal research. Assure compliance of all animal use requests with accepted veterinary practices and regulatory requirements of the USDA and other applicable regulatory agencies and institutional policies.
  • Program Support - Prepare and present lectures, seminars, and workshops on a variety of animal care and use topics for UAB staff, students, and community organizations. Manage ARP and IACUC veterinary medical and surgical programs to assure the health, well-being, and humane care of research animals. Participates in the development and writing of grants, program description and scientific publications. Interacts with regulatory agents and other guests as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) from an AVMA accredited institution or equivalent with two (2) years of clinical experience (Clinical Veterinarian) or six (6) years of clinical experience (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian) required.  Work experience may NOT substitute for the education requirement. Candidates completing a training program for Laboratory Animal Medicine or similar veterinary specialty (e.g. American College of Veterinary Pathologists, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, or similar)  are encouraged to apply.
  • Current state veterinary license required; State of Alabama Veterinary License must be obtained within two (2) years of start date.
  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

About UAB and Birmingham

In February 2021, UAB was named the best large employer by Forbes, and later that year was named America’s 4th best employer for diversity by Forbes. The Birmingham metropolitan area has over 1.1 million people and is the business center for the area bounded by Atlanta, Nashville, Houston, and Tampa. It’s become a worldwide center for health care and boasts a large regional presence in finance, education, research, engineering, transportation, and distribution. Birmingham is a national leader in urban green spaces. Thousands of wooded acres for biking and hiking are within minutes of downtown in area parks. Birmingham also boasts two courses on Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Fodor’s Travel (2022) named Birmingham one of ten “unexpected US cities with a surprisingly good food scene.” Additionally, its symphony, ballet, orchestra, and sports teams supply year-round entertainment for everyone.

Apply at the following web site:
Job Search (taleo.net) , search for "veterinarian"

Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian -https://uab.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=T207552&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

Senior Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian -https://uab.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=T209899&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York


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Staff Veterinarian
Charles River Safety Assessment, Reno, NV
01/22/24

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

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

Qualifications
The following are minimum requirements related to the Staff Veterinarian position:
  • Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) or international equivalent required
  • Minimum 3 years experience in laboratory animal medicine preferred
  • 2 years management experience preferred
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least 1 U.S. state required
  • Ability to practice veterinary medicine in the work state highly desirable
  • ACLAM eligibility or accreditation preferred
  • Computer literacy, good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and guidelines that govern animal research, research conduct principles (GLP) and current methodology of laboratory animal medicine and management is important

The pay range for this position is $145k - $170k annually. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

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

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

Applications:https://jobs.criver.com/job/Reno-Staff-Veterinarian-I-NV-89511/1120716200/
Req ID# 221209.


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Clinical Veterinarian
Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, College of Medicine
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
01/22/24

The Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) invites applications for the Clinical Veterinarian position. This role will hold an academic appointment as either an Assistant or Associate Professor. This growing, dynamic department is suited for a candidate with enthusiasm for academic teaching, interest in building a professional niche, and desire to pursue groundbreaking research while upholding the highest animal welfare and ethical conduct standards.

Explore UAMS Research: https://research.uams.edu/dlam/

Responsibilities

The Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for providing clinical veterinary care and oversight of animal health, welfare, and safety programs. Specific job duties and responsibilities specific to the role include:

  • Provide veterinary medical care and surgical services to research animals (primarily rodents with some large rabbit and pig studies).
  • Maintain regulatory compliance, review protocols, and participate in IACUC and IBC proceedings.
  • Development of animal models and consultation with research staff.
  • Coordinating the health surveillance and quarantine programs
  • Actively participate in teaching and training responsibilities on campus and at other contract institutions.
  • Conducting collaborative research and other scholarly activities.
  • Participate in facility management duties.
  • On a rotational basis, provide emergency care after hours, on weekends, and on holidays.

Candidate Qualifications

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

  • Candidates must hold a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA Council on Education accredited veterinary college or school.
  • Completion of an ACLAM-approved training program or ACLAM board-eligibility.
  • Effective written, verbal, interpersonal communication, and organizational skills with ability to effectively interact with all levels of the DLAM and research staff.
  • Proficiency, knowledge and experience with computers and Microsoft Office Suite tools including Outlook, Excel, Access, etc.
  • Must meet the University’s requirements for an academic appointment.
  • Ability to obtain an Arkansas veterinary license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • ACLAM board certification.
  • Experience and knowledge of facility operations.
  • Familiarity with AAALAC-International accreditation standards, as demonstrated in work history and credentials.

Procedure for Candidacy:

The UAMS Executive Search Group is facilitating this search. For full consideration, applications should include the following documents:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A letter of interest providing a concise summary of qualifications for the position, including a research statement and a summary of research goals, a summary of teaching experience, and a description of personal and professional qualifications that support appointment to the role

Applications for candidacy can be submitted utilizing the following link: https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UAMS_All_Careers/job/Little-Rock/Clinical-Veterinarian-Assistant-Professor-or-Associate-Professor-Rank_R0049788

All inquiries and nominations should be submitted to Shaun McWeeney at smcweeney@uams.edu.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the state’s only academic health sciences center, comprised of five health professions colleges (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, and Public Health), a graduate school, six institutes, eight Regional Centers (six of which include family medicine practices and residency programs), and a comprehensive Medical Center. Its College of Medicine has held a unique and vital role in Arkansas for over 130 years. UAMS is the largest public employer in Arkansas, with more than 11,000 employees. UAMS and its clinical affiliates, Arkansas Children’s, and the VA Medical Center, are an economic engine for the state, with an annual economic impact of $3.92 billion. Located centrally within the state, UAMS’s Little Rock campus is a tertiary referral center and the only Level 1 adult Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center for Arkansas.

UAMS has several prominent research centers, including the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Translational Research Institute, the Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute, and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. The UAMS strategic plan Vision 2029 outlines the institution’s commitment to growth in research. The UAMS Core Concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care consists of Dignity & Respect, Information Sharing, Participation, and Collaboration. These core concepts allow for an approach to health care that shapes policies, programs, facility design, and day-to-day staff interactions. It leads to better health outcomes and wiser allocation of resources, and more excellent patient and family satisfaction.


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Clinical Veterinarian & Assistant Director
Indiana Univ. School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
01/18/24

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.

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 research track faculty position. Entry level faculty rank classification begins as an assistant scientist, however, qualified individuals with documentation of past academic rank advancement may qualify for associate scientist faculty rank.

Responsibilities:

  • Understand and follow regulatory requirements for working with animals in biomedical research, applying and enforcing the Animal Welfare Act & Regulations, the 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 USDA-regulated species, frogs, laboratory mice and rats; perform regular rounds and check-ins
  • Perform routine surgery such as spay/neuter, jugular/carotid catheter implantation, and other types of surgery as necessary for experimental model development
  • 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 convey 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

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to have direct physical contact with and prolonged exposure to all common laboratory animal species
  • Ability to work full-time and on-site
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) from an American Veterinary Association (AVMA) - accredited program
  • Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the United States of America with eligibility to practice in the State of Indiana
  • 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)
  • USDA APHIS category II accreditation
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Ability to obtain state and federal controlled substance registrations and FBI Security Risk Assessment (SRA) within 6 months of employment and maintain in good-standing throughout employment
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills
  • Ability to work professionally and courteously with individuals of diverse backgrounds and education levels, including but not limited to animal care staff, researchers, and students
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, utilize problem-solving and time management skills
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as part of after-hour emergency on-call responsibilities or as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Working knowledge of all laws, regulations, guidelines, and accreditation standards that apply to biomedical research and the ability to apply this knowledge towards assuring compliance
  • Strong organizational skills and project management experience
  • Prior supervisory or management experience

Application Process:

To learn more about this opportunity or apply, visit https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/18387

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.

Indiana University offers competitive benefits, tuition assistance, and retirement programs. Please see our website or contact us for further information https://hr.iu.edu/benefits/


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Clinical Veterinarian, Research Support
Western University, London, ON
01/18/24

Reference: 29434
Location: UWO Main Campus
Faculty/Unit: Animal Care and Veterinary Services
Department: Veterinary Services
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Employee Group: PMA - Professional and Managerial Association
Appointment Type: Continuing
Appointment Status: Regular Full-Time

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

Interested applicants are asked to visit: https://recruit.uwo.ca for further information and to apply online referencing job #29434 by 11:59PM on February 8, 2024.

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.

Please Note:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.


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Clinical Veterinarian, Research Support
Western University, London, ON
01/18/24

Reference: 28958
Location: UWO Main Campus
Faculty/Unit: Animal Care and Veterinary Services
Department: Veterinary Services
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Employee Group: Non Union
Appointment Type: Contract

Classification & Regular Hours

Hours per Week: 35
Salary Grade: 30
Please note, this is a temporary full time contract opportunity with an expected end date of June 30, 2024

About Western

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth.  We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

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

The Clinical Veterinarian, Research Support provides professional veterinary services in support of Western’s animal-based research programs and those of its affiliates. These services are performed in compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements and in accordance with the guidelines, procedures and policies of the University. The Clinical Veterinarian works collaboratively with all stakeholders to provide enhanced animal health and welfare, advance the strategic objectives of the unit, and support the vision, mission and values of Western Research and Western University.

Qualifications

Education:
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine licensed in Ontario
  • Post-graduate training in laboratory animal medicine
  • Active license from the College of Veterinarians of Ontario
Experience:
  • 3 years’ clinical and compliance assurance veterinary services in research environment
  • Comprehensive application of animal medicine to a variety of common laboratory species, including breeding colony management
  • Experience with health monitoring and disease control programs and strategies
  • Protocol, procedure and policy development, review and implementation experience
  • Project management experience is preferred
  • Experience with supervision and management of staff is preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • In-depth knowledge of best practices for handling sensitive and confidential information
  • In-depth knowledge of the regulations and guidelines governing animal research
  • In-depth knowledge of best approaches for monitoring and maintaining animal health
  • Proficient in veterinary diagnosis, treatment, surgical and anesthetic procedures in a multi-species research environment
  • Proficient in networking, researching, comparative analysis and information synthesis in order to make fully informed decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong professional and collaborative relationships with colleagues, researchers and other key stakeholders
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to translate information into easily understood terms, summarize information, and provide a rationale for action
  • Commitment to continuing professional development and learning
  • Ability to work well under pressure and use good judgment in assessing difficult situations
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative, be accountable and successfully complete assignments and tasks
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced work environment with changing deadlines and priorities
  • Ability to work within a flexible schedule to accommodate research activities
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and effectively communicate University guidelines, policies and practices to key stakeholders
  • Ability to recommend controls to manage operational and legal risks

Background Checks

Please note, successful applicants may be required to produce current record check(s) (e.g. vulnerable sector, criminal record and police information) from a police service prior to commencing employment.

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.

Please Note:

Interested applicants are asked to visit: https://recruit.uwo.ca for further information and to apply online referencing job #28958 by 11:59PM on February 8, 2024.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.


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Executive Director, Comparative Medicine
Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boston, MA
01/18/24

To apply: https://vrtx.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Vertex_Careers/job/Boston-MA/Executive-Director--Comparative-Medicine_REQ-20844

Preclinical Sciences is seeking a highly motivated leader to join our Global Preclinical Sciences Organization (PCS) as Head of Comparative Medicine. The candidate has a desire to support the discovery of transformative medicines for the treatment of serious human diseases by leading a high-quality animal care and use program, with animal health and wellbeing being considered essential to scientific rigor and data integrity. The Head of Comparative Medicine will set the strategic direction and broad goals for the department, serve as subject matter expert to the internal and external scientific community in the conscientious care and use of laboratory animals in research, and implement programmatic oversight to meet the needs of the company’s diverse and growing pipeline. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of leading and inspiring diverse teams, a keen interest in collaborating with in vivo scientists to generate high quality preclinical data, a passion for learning, strong communication and organizational skills, and a comprehensive understanding of the use of animal models in biopharmaceutical Research & Development.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the Head of Comparative Medicine at the Vertex flagship R&D site in Boston, providing strategic oversight to all Vertex R&D sites and ensuring compliance with established company, industry and regulatory standards
  • This position serves as the primary point of contact for site matters, including AAALAC, and other regulatory agencies, and is ultimately responsible for providing and/or overseeing the veterinary care and animal welfare of all animals at the site
  • Responsible for directing all Comparative Medicine operational, scientific and collaborative activities, as well as oversight of regulatory compliance, resources and budget allocation
  • Provide leadership, management and administrative direction to Comparative Medicine staff, students, and interns
  • Responsible for hiring, retaining, and developing a diverse population of colleagues; ensures staff recruitment and professional development to support Vertex’s objectives and future growth
  • Participate in internal compliance assessments, regulatory inspections and accreditation visits as needed, including assistance with maintenance of the AAALAC Program Descriptions and applicable regulatory documentation with oversight of continued AAALAC accreditation at all Vertex R&D sites
  • Perform external site audits to ensure alignment with Vertex policies and animal care, use, and welfare standards
  • Oversee vivarium operations and technical in vivo study support at all Vertex R&D sites through management of local technical teams
  • Participate in clinical veterinary duties, including monitoring preventative health protocols, follow up on health cases reported by animal care technicians, develop treatment and supportive care plans
  • Provide, on a rotational basis, veterinary care support on weekends and holidays
  • Develops and refines departmental strategy, policies, and procedures for Comparative Medicine operations, including written protocols (SOPs) for facility operations
  • Provides direction for laboratory and/or vivarium safety both at a site level and globally and performs veterinary reviews of new animal use protocols and study protocols
  • Member of the Preclinical Sciences Leadership Team
  • Domestic travel to support sites is required, and international travel may be required

Knowledge and Skills:

  • ACLAM board certification
  • Advanced training in laboratory animal medicine
  • Strong collaboration skills to effectively interact with internal or external stakeholders at all levels of the organization and work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team across geographically separated sites. Thorough working knowledge of in vivo techniques and animal model used in a biopharmaceutical R&D setting, including familiarity with various therapeutic modalities such as small molecule therapeutics, cell therapy, and gene therapy
  • Comprehensive and in depth understanding of the drug discovery and development process
  • Proven track record with departmental leadership including budgeting, scheduling, performance management, resource allocation, and compliance in the context of an animal care & use program
  • Expert knowledge of laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies dealing with the humane care of use of animals in research

Education and Experience:

  • Veterinary degree (DVM/VMD) from an accredited School of Veterinary Medicine
  • 15 years of relevant experience and 7+ years of leadership/management experience, required

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious diseases. The company has multiple approved medicines that treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF) — a rare, life-threatening genetic disease — and has several ongoing clinical and research programs in CF. Beyond CF, Vertex has a robust pipeline of investigational small molecule, cell and genetic therapies in other serious diseases where it has deep insight into causal human biology, including sickle cell disease, beta thalassemia, APOL1-mediated kidney disease, pain, type 1 diabetes, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Mass., Vertex's global headquarters is now located in Boston's Innovation District and its international headquarters is in London. Additionally, the company has research and development sites and commercial offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Latin America. Vertex is consistently recognized as one of the industry's top places to work, including 13 consecutive years on Science magazine's Top Employers list and one of Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals and Best Workplaces for Women.


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Clinical Veterinarian
Inotiv, Alice, TX
01/12/24

Apply here:https://careers-inotiv.icims.com/jobs/3982/clinical-veterinarian/job?mobile=false&width=1138&height=2079&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

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.

Position Summary

Maintain the health of the Non-Human Primates housed at Inotiv at our Alice, Texas location and carry out veterinary health responsibilities.

RELOCATION BONUSES OFFERED!

LOAN REPAYMENT OFFERED! Up to $18,000, per year, for repayment of qualifying school loans.*

Responsibilities and Duties

Provide veterinary care for all research animals including many prescreening physicals, eye exams, and clinical cases

  • Attend all animals as requested for health issues and carry out appropriate examinations, treatment prescriptions, and diagnostic procedures as appropriate.
  • Monitor and address animal health and welfare issues as needed and inform Inotiv management thereof.
  • Perform incoming health checks on large animals when received and add to individual health records.
  • Perform pre-screening activities for study animals including physical and ocular examinations
  • Complete animal examination and treatment records on all animals examined or treated and add to individual health records.
  • Provide veterinary procedures and surgery support as called for in study protocols.
    Assist with a variety of supervision/management, training regulatory, recordkeeping and other responsibilities as needed.

Position Requirements

This position requires a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine

At Inotiv our team members come together in support of an organization focused on delivering the experience, knowledge, and responsiveness demanded from an industry striving to bring new cures to market more safely and faster than ever before. Come join our team!

Salary will be commensurate with experience and responsibilities. Benefits include health and dental coverage, short- and long-term disability, paid time off, 401K participation with company match, etc.

Inotiv is an equal opportunity employer and an E-Verify employer.


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Assistant or Associate Professor in Laboratory Animal Medicine
Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
01/11/24

Department: Pathobiology
Date Posted: December 18, 2023
Deadline: February 13, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #23-69

Position:

The Department of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position in Laboratory Animal Medicine at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The incumbent will teach DVM students, including final year DVM students, and graduate students, including trainees in applied programs, and will also contribute to other undergraduate teaching

Requirements:

The successful candidate will have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent veterinary degree in addition to a PhD or similar advanced graduate training in Laboratory Animal Medicine. Other preferred qualifications include a minimum of two years of relevant post-doctoral experience, a proven record of research excellence evident in high-quality publications and demonstrated potential to establish a competitive independent research program. The latter should be suitable for mentoring undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-doctoral researchers in the area of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Board certification or eligibility to be certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ECLAM) will be considered an asset, as will experience teaching laboratory animal medicine.

Application Information:

Assessment of applications will begin on February 13, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file):

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a two-page summary of future research plans
  4. a one-page diversity statement that describe the strategies you plan to use to ensure your research, teaching, and mentorship activities provide equitable opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds and to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment in your courses and research group; and
  5. names and contact information of three references.

Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Dr. Brandon Lillie
Chair
Department of Pathobiology
Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: blillie@uoguelph.ca

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

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

Employer Information:

The Department of Pathobiology at the Ontario Veterinary College has a very strong legacy of excellence in veterinary laboratory animal medicine. The incoming candidate will join a strong group of researchers working with laboratory animals both within the Department of Pathobiology and elsewhere in the Ontario Veterinary College and the University of Guelph.

The Department of Pathobiology has recognized strengths in Bacteriology, Immunology, Virology, Parasitology, Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Cancer Biology, Mammalian and Comparative Pathology, and One Health.

The Department, together with the Animal Health Laboratory, has a state-of-the-art, 13 000 square meter building housing well-equipped, modern research and diagnostic laboratories. The College has a large veterinary teaching hospital (Health Sciences Centre), the Animal Cancer Centre, and several initiatives related to translational medicine. In addition, researchers have access to nearby research stations suitable for conducting studies in a variety of domestic and laboratory animals, and a newly built, on-campus, level-2 containment facility.

Salary and rank are negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Guelph is a green city of approximately 144,000 people and is located about an hour’s drive west of Toronto, Ontario. The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our university community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.


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Veterinary Resident - Comparative Medicine
Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX
01/09/24

At the Houston Methodist Research Institute (HMRI), the new Laboratory Animal Veterinary Resident position is responsible for conducting initial and ongoing assessment of animal's medical, physical, and psychosocial status, ordering, and interpreting diagnostic studies, and performing medical procedures appropriate to their level of training and experience under the direction of the attending veterinarian who retains responsibility. This position participates in ensuring compliance with all federal regulations and guidance with respect to housing and using animals in a research setting. In addition, as part of their training the Veterinary Resident position is responsible for performing basic animal research duties under the supervision/direction of a Principal Investigator (PI). This position participates in the educational activities of the program and as required, assumes responsibility for teaching and overseeing the work of veterinary technicians. This is a 3-year position with a start date of July 2024.

Requirements:

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 25%
  1. Works in concert with other members of the veterinary care team to provide direct veterinary care to research animals. (EF)
  2. Trains investigators, graduate students and technicians in the humane care and use of laboratory animals. (EF)
  3. Communicates effectively with supervising attending veterinarian regarding the findings of evaluation, physical examination, interpretation of diagnostic tests, and intended interventions on a continuous basis. (EF)
  4. Serves as a role model to team members via effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication, which includes active listening and teaching and assisting in development of such skills. (EF)
SERVICE - 25%
  1. Provides assistance with anesthesia, surgical, post-op care, and technical support when requested for research activities using animals. (EF)
  2. Orders diagnostic tests for animals under the direct supervision of an attending veterinarian. (EF)
  3. Prescribes appropriate drugs to laboratory animals, as treatment plans dictate. (EF)
QUALITY/SAFETY - 20%
  1. Participates in all aspects of the regulatory process, including IACUC/USDA inspections, AAALAC site visits, animal use protocol review, and post approval monitoring of research protocols. Attends committee meetings (IACUC/HSC/RSC) consistently to ensure compliance with federal regulations and guidelines on the humane care and use of laboratory animals. (EF)
  2. Assists with implementation and education of department-based safety initiatives, standards of practice and protocols. Develops skills of team members and continually assists with improving skills, performance, and outcomes. (EF)
  3. Identifies opportunities for corrective action and process improvement providing recommendations and contributes to meeting department and laboratory targets for quality and safety. (EF)
FINANCE - 15%
  1. Utilizes resources effectively and efficiently, demonstrating responsible financial stewardship. Manages own time effectively and prioritizes work to achieve maximum results in a timely manner. (EF)
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%
  1. Participates in the educational activities of the program and as required, assumes responsibility for teaching and supervising veterinary technicians by making daily rounds. (EF)
  2. Participates in pertinent research activities and evidence-based practice projects. Participates in departmental projects and activities. Acts as a change agent. (EF)
  3. Works under the supervision of an HMRI Principal Investigator to brainstorm, design, execute and publish a first author paper in a peer-reviewed journal, if required, to obtain ACLAM board certification.
  4. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development. Remains current on professional issues and clinical skills. Completes and updates the My Development Plan on an on-going basis. Ensures own career discussions occur with appropriate management. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), or equivalent
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
  • Previously held laboratory animal medicine internships, externships, fellowships, employment and/or research experience
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
  • Active license from the Texas Veterinary Medical Board which must be obtained before the start date of the residency program. NOTE: Credentials are verified through the Graduate Medical Education (GME) office

EMPLOYER INFORMATION

The Houston Methodist Academic Institute team science approach bridges the boundaries between medical specialties and research and development labs to advance the practice of medicine and population health. We innovate in health care delivery and technology by streamlining the path discoveries take into the clinic with inventive development and adoption practices. Our teams are also dedicated to training clinicians and researchers from around the world in translational medicine and advanced technology. Houston Methodist's primary academic affiliates are top-ranked Weill Cornell Medical College and the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences for faculty appointments and graduate programs offered on our Houston campus.

The Institute oversees 600,000 sq ft of dedicated space and the administrative and operational infrastructure for basic and applied research and clinical trials, including more than 20 advanced tech core facilities, extramural funding management, regulatory and legal strategy and compliance, and product development and commercialization. This infrastructure is fully integrated with our hospital systems and supports more than 50,000 learners, 700 faculty, 2000 credentialed researchers, 6,000 research projects and clinical trials that creates innovative breakthroughs in human disease and the practice of medicine every day.

The Houston Methodist Research Institute administration recognizes the importance of the use of laboratory animals and their care and welfare in the basic, behavioral, biomedical and translational research program, CMP supports the research and teaching activities of the Institute, providing the necessary administrative, technical, husbandry and veterinary resources for conducting meaningful research while maintaining the highest standards of animal care and welfare. In addition, CMP has the capability to conduct pre-clinical safety evaluation of drugs and medical devices in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations (21 CFR 58) in support of regulatory applications to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

APPLICATION

Please apply online at the link below and email Stara Robertson, DVM, DACLAM at srobertson@houstonmethodist.org for additional information. This program does not participate in the VIRMP program.

https://www.houstonmethodistcareers.org/job/veterinary-resident-comparative-medicine-academic-institute-houston-methodist-ac-15-50451/

More details about the residency program can be found on the ASLAP website at the following link: https://www.aslap.org/LAMTraining/


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Director, Quarantine Operations
Charles River Strategic Resources, Houston, TX
01/09/24

We are seeking a Director, Quarantine Operations for our Strategic Resources department, this position is located in Houston, Texas position.

Responsible for a multi-site NHP quarantine and holding operation. Ensure compliance with applicable regulatory agencies and governing bodies. Responsible for daily operations and management of department workforce and resources. Serve as client and regulatory point of contact.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Direct the operations of the facility to ensure compliance with standards and requirements set by the National Research Council (Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals), OSHA, AAALAC, USDA, and other applicable agencies and groups as well as compliance with CRL’s internal functional groups including but not limited to CRL’s Humane Care Imperative, Legal, EHS&S, internal accounting process controls.
  • Develop and maintain current quarantine and holding standard operating procedures (SOP’s) relative to employee occupational health and instruction relative to disease transmitted or shared between humans and non-human primates.
  • Drives support for CRL’s Humane Care Imperative amongst site staff.
  • Establishes best practices for quarantine and holding of non-human primates using the guidelines established by USDA, USFWS, CDC, CFIA, CCAC and any applicable regulatory body regulations.
  • Serve, along with the Sr. Director of NA Quarantine Operations, as a primary contact for USDA, OLAW, AAALAC, and other oversight/regulatory bodies specifically concerned with animal care and use.
  • Assure that appropriate licenses (e.g., USDA, DEA, etc.) and registrations are in place to provide for the care and use of laboratory animals. Assist in the coordination of reports and responses to inquiries, site visits, or inspections by these bodies. Assure that corrective actions are taken on any cited deficiencies.
  • Enforce a safety-centric culture by creating and maintaining safety training, injury/illness reporting program and other initiatives encompassing all NHPQ staff in collaboration with EHS&S and HR representatives.
  • Responsible for all quarantine, holding and distribution of NHPs according to applicable regulations, Safety Assessment demand, capacity constraints, NHP specifications and, as applicable, client requirements.
  • Responsible for colony health, welfare and husbandry management in conjunction with the veterinary and behavior teams and other NA Quarantine Services Site Leaders relative to C.D.C. quarantine, animal care, enrichment, and husbandry (common and dictated by U.S.D.A.).
Job Qualifications
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in biological sciences or related discipline. Graduate degree preferred.
  • Experience: Five to ten years experience with laboratory animal management, non-human primate experience preferred. Experience in maintaining AAALAC International, Inc. certification is preferred. Experience in Six Sigma or other quality improvement programs preferred.
  • Certification/Licensure: AAALAC International preferred

“The pay range for this position is $150,000 - 170,000 annually. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.”

To see the full job description and to apply, go tohttps://jobs.criver.com/job/Houston-Director%2C-Quarantine-Operations-TX-77047/1116148800/


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Clinical Veterinarian
University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
01/05/24

Position Summary:

The Clinical Veterinarian provides veterinary care in accordance with regulatory and accreditation requirements and available professional standards to oversee and implement the University of Illinois at Chicago Animal Care Program. Responsible for staff training, regulatory compliance, veterinary care, animal welfare and research support.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure adequate veterinary care by developing and supervising programs in preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic medicine in a variety of animal species; includes examining animals, diagnosing and prescribing appropriate therapy, medical treatments, and assessing colony health status.
  • Review and update established policies, procedures and SOPs; develop and evaluate new policies, procedures and SOPs to improve operational standards and efficiency.
  • Develop and monitor programs for the appropriate pre and postoperative care, appropriate use of anesthetics and tranquilizers, and consulting with investigative staff and supervising staff usage.
  • Perform post approval monitoring of surgery areas outside core animal facilities.
  • Develop and monitor programs to ensure use of appropriate euthanasia techniques including review of techniques in use, advising investigators on appropriate and/or alternative techniques and inspecting laboratories to ensure compliance with Animal Care Committee Policies and Guidelines.
  • Perform regular inspections of service areas in conjunction with the supervisory staff to ensure compliance with husbandry standards, the Guide and the Animal Welfare Act.
  • Support administrative functions of the Animal Care Committee by reviewing assigned protocols and modifications; providing expert advice to subcommittees, and evaluating policies, guidelines and programs.
  • Provide veterinary and administrative support for projects involving chemical, radiologic and biologic hazards, including BSL 2 and 3 agents.
  • Collaborate with the supervisory staff to review performance of animal care staff assigned to various facility areas.
  • Perform academic duties and functions in support of the educational function of BRL, the UIC Animal Care Program, the UIC Graduate School and the advancement of knowledge in laboratory animal medicine and science.
  • Participate in the postdoctoral training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine by serving as a veterinary mentor, presenting lectures, seminars and ground rounds, supervising the clinical rotational assignments of trainees and serving on research advisory committee as appropriate.
  • Participate in technician training and continuing education programs including developing, reviewing, updating, and presenting materials.
  • Evaluate environmental controls, husbandry practices, and enrichment of animals in respective service areas.
  • Develop, review, update and present teaching materials for graduate courses offered by the BRL.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine.
  • Successful completion of an ACLAM recognized training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience of Laboratory Animal Medicine, which may include post-doctoral training in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the US (state of Illinois license required within one year of employment).
  • USDA Accreditation at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Must be service oriented and have the ability to work independently.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal, mentoring and teaching skills.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, current resume and three references with your online application at:

https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/7965?c=uic

Closing Date: February 29, 2024.

Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

The university provides accommodations to applicants and employees. Request an Accommodation


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Director, Animal Resources Program & Attending Veterinarian
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem & Charlotte, NC
01/04/24

Wake Forest University School of Medicine

To be considered for the position, please submit an application packet including:
  1. A complete curriculum vitae
  2. Statement of Interest
  3. Research Statement

For more information and to apply, go to:
https://emis.fa.us2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/104986/?utm_medium=jobshare#inbox/_blank

Wake Forest University School of Medicine (WFUSM) and Atrium Health are seeking a dynamic national leader with outstanding credentials in clinical and translational research to direct the Animal Resources Program at WFUSM. WFUSM is in a phase of unprecedented growth and evolution. The Director will be responsible for the procurement and care for all animals used in research and / or teaching at WFUSM.

WFUSM is home to nationally and internationally recognized research in Healthy Aging, Alzheimer's Prevention, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, Neurosciences, and Regenerative Medicine.

  • Working with the Vice Dean, Basic and Pre-clinical Science, the Associate Vice President and Assistant Dean, Research Oversight and Support, and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Director ensures compliance with regulatory requirements and accreditation standards.
  • The Director serves as the Attending Veterinarian, with a primary administrative appointment reporting to the Associate Vice President and Assistant Dean for Research Oversight and Support.
  • Holds a faculty cross appointment in the Section of Comparative Medicine, Department of Pathology, with duties and responsibilities that include effort for the teaching and research missions. Serves on section/departmental committees within Comparative Medicine as requested by the Section Head/Department Chair.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
  • DVM or VMD degree from an institution accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  • Advanced academic training as evidenced by an M.S. or Ph.D. preferred.
  • Significant experience with Laboratory Animal Medicine.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION:
  • Board Certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine preferred.
Learn more about our enterprise’s unprecedented growth!

Any questions contact Talent Acquisition Consultant blwalton@wakehealth.edu.


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Chair of the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus, OH
12/21/23

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications and nominations for the Chair of the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (VPM). We are seeking a dynamic and visionary leader to serve as the Chair of the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (VPM). In this role, you will have the opportunity to shape the future of a department committed to advancing the field of veterinary preventive medicine and making a lasting impact on animal, human and ecosystem health.

How to Apply
Review of applications will begin January 19, 2024. For detailed information about the position and to apply, please follow the link below and submit the required materials with your online application.

https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/Department-Chair-Veterinary-Preventive-Medicine_R94456-2

Required documents include:
  • A Cover Letter that includes a statement of your Administrative Leadership Philosophy and how your experience and skills support that vision.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Names and contact information for three professional references.
For additional information about this search or the position, please contact Dr. Mary Jo Burkhard, Associate Dean for Faculty Success & Planning, at burkhard.19@osu.edu.

Education and Experience Requirements

To be successful in this role, candidates should possess:

Required:
  • A DVM (or equivalent) and/or a PhD, MPH, or equivalent degree(s) in population medicine, epidemiology, and/or veterinary preventive medicine.
  • Relevant leadership experience, including formal leadership training.
Desired:
  • Understanding of the veterinary profession including the importance of the training of veterinary students, graduate students, residents, and interns; the diversity of roles within the profession; and the responsibilities of veterinarians to the wellbeing of humans and animals, the environment, and communities.
  • An understanding of the land-grant mission, including extension, and an appreciation of how these aspects support the health, productivity, and sustainability of animal agriculture, the human-animal bond, and the role and importance of veterinary medicine to community health.
  • Demonstrated achievement in scholarship and/or teaching, with qualifications consistent with the faculty academic rank of professor in VPM or similar achievements in government and/or private sectors.
  • Experience working in various roles/fields related to population medicine, including broad experience spanning multiple disciplines.
  • Proven experience in managing and evaluating personnel at various levels of the organization.
  • A proven track record of mentoring.
  • An accessible and engaging leadership style, committed to listening, learning, fostering shared governance, and a focus on results while maintaining a culture of accountability to shared values, professional behavior, and collegial interactions.
  • A demonstrated history of supporting and sustaining a collaborative and collegial environment in a multidisciplinary workplace with significant national and international partnerships.
  • Evidence of development and maintenance of relationships with external stakeholders.
  • Experience in partnering with advancement, fundraising, development activities.

Position Overview

We are looking for a forward-thinking leader with a passion for excellence, a dedication to collaboration and a commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion and innovation. The Chair of VPM will have the unique opportunity to guide the department in a direction that embraces our multidisciplinary heritage and aligns with our land-grant, professional, scholarly and community- focused missions. Essential aspects of this role include the mentoring of faculty, staff, and trainees to utilize university systems and resources to support their day-to-day work, meet programmatic needs, and foster their career progression and success.

Key Responsibilities and Objectives

The Chair of the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine will have opportunities and responsibilities at department, college, university, and external levels:

DEPARTMENT DUTIES

  • Provide Academic Leadership: Lead and guide the department's faculty in their scholarship and academic pursuits, their contributions to pre-clinical and clinical teaching in the Professional DVM Program, and their ongoing efforts in the development and implementation of the new curriculum.
  • Post-Graduate Training: Support the oversight of the graduate and residency programs, including the MPH/VPH (Master of Public Health/Veterinary Public Health) program, in partnership with the College of Public Health, and shared positions and partnerships with University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR), the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).
  • Fulfill the Department's Mission: Ensure the department excels in teaching, research, clinical practice, and community outreach through the support and guidance of our dedicated faculty, staff, and trainees.
  • Department Budget: Develop and manage the departmental
  • Personnel Planning: Develop and maintain a strategic personnel plan that addresses current academic, research, and teaching needs while also considering potential succession planning.
  • Promote a Culture of Collaboration: Model and foster an environment of collegiality, professional citizenship, and collaboration to encourage team science, team teaching, and shared governance.
  • Uphold our Values: Through intervention and coaching, proactively address circumstances where college values are not met, to ensure a collaborative, collegial, and inclusive environment where our faculty, staff, and trainees can work, serve, and learn.
  • Mentor and Develop: Assess, review, support, and mentor faculty and staff, fostering their professional growth and career advancement.
  • Faculty Reviews: Oversee and be actively engaged in the annual performance review of faculty and the processes and procedures for faculty appointments, promotion, tenure, and reappointment.
  • Strategic Planning: Advance departmental strategic planning to identify, prioritize, and implement initiatives.
  • Manage Effectively: Oversee departmental administrative processes, such as recruitment, policy development, and committee management, to ensure the department's efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ensure Compliance: Provide guidance and clarification regarding external, university, college, and department policies and procedures to uphold compliance and
  • Contribute to Teaching and Research: Maintain your own role as a faculty member in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, engaging in teaching, research, and outreach as appropriate.

COLLEGE DUTIES

  • Support the College's Vision: Contribute to and help advance the College's Be The Model® strategic plan, working collaboratively with your colleagues and in alignment with the University’s Shared Values and our College Values.
  • Advancement: Work collaboratively with the college’s Advancement Team (fundraising, alumni affairs, marketing/communications, continuing education, and external relations) to promote the activities and initiatives of the department and foster and advance a culture of philanthropy.
  • Dean's Cabinet Collaboration: Be an effective and collaborative member of the Dean's Cabinet, offering your insights and leadership.
  • Veterinary Health System: Collaborate with the Veterinary Health System to manage the personnel and fiscal health of Large Animal Services in Marysville and the parasitology service in the Veterinary Medical Center.

UNIVERSITY-WIDE DUTIES

  • Strengthen Partnerships: Maintain and enhance relationships with key university partners, including OSU Extension, the College of Public Health, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, the School of Environment and Natural Resources, University Laboratory Animal Resources, Infectious Diseases Institute, Discovery Themes, Global One Health, and Sustainability Institute, among others.

EXTERNAL DUTIES

  • Engage with Constituents: Actively engage and communicate with critical college constituents, including livestock/poultry/production animal commodity groups and government As relevant, support or serve as the coordinator of the college's Animal Agricultural Advancement Board.
  • Facilitate Connections: Serve as a liaison and facilitate connections between faculty and external constituency groups within Ohio and nationally, including agricultural and companion animals, as well as wildlife-related groups.

About the College of Veterinary Medicine
Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine has been a top-five program in the U.S. News & World Report rankings for the past decade and was ranked third among U.S. veterinary colleges and sixth in the world in the 2020 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings. Our ambition is to Be The Model® comprehensive college of veterinary medicine in the world, impacting animal and human health through innovation, collaboration and excellence. The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is a national leader in the education of professional and postgraduate students, research in veterinary and comparative medicine and outreach to the community. More information about the College of Veterinary Medicine can be found at http://vet.osu.edu

The College of Veterinary Medicine is part of the most comprehensive single-campus health sciences center in the United States, consisting of the Colleges of Medicine and Allied Medical Professions, Dentistry, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Public Health, a National Institutes of Health-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and Ohio State’s Infectious Diseases Institute.

Collegiality, civility, mutual support, and respect for others are strongly held values in the College of Veterinary Medicine. We support diverse beliefs and the free exchange of ideas and expect that faculty, staff, and students promote these values and apply them in a professional manner in all academic endeavors.

Department Information
The Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (VPM) was established in 1934 as the first of its kind and boasts a rich history. Its mission is dedicated to preventing and controlling globally significant diseases that impact animal populations, humans and ecosystem health. The department brings together expertise in veterinary microbiology, epidemiology, parasitology, public health, production medicine, animal welfare and clinical medicine.

The department is a vibrant community of more than 30 faculty members who work together to cultivate a collegial workplace culture, emphasizing the growth and development of students, faculty, and staff. Collaborative research programs tackle disease prevention across a wide spectrum of animal populations. The research scope extends to agricultural sustainability, productivity, efficiency, and the promotion of health in both human and animal populations.

The Department of Preventive Medicine is committed to training the next generation of experts. Residency and internship training programs are available in various specialized areas, including One Welfare, Livestock Production Medicine, Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, Ecosystem Health, Laboratory Animal Medicine, and Veterinary Public Health. The department actively participates in a Veterinary Extension Outreach teaching program in collaboration with OSU Extension, extending its expertise and knowledge to a broader community.

The department also offers a unique Veterinary Public Health program that includes a specialization leading to a Master of Public Health degree, in partnership with the College of Public Health. Additionally, the Large Animal Ambulatory Services at Marysville provide fourth- year veterinary students with hands-on, valuable exposure to large animal primary care in both clinical and ambulatory settings, in a rural practice environment.

Through a partnership with the School of Environment and Natural Resources, the department’s Ecosystem Health Program addresses complex environmental challenges. Faculty in the University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR) program support research, instruction, IACUC review, and compliance across the University. In addition, the College of Veterinary Medicine’s One Welfare and Sustainability Center is poised to become a global leader in animal population health, welfare, and sustainability, with a focus on conservation-based systems.

The foundation of the Department of Preventive Medicine rests upon a robust commitment to the land-grant mission, infused with a Global One Health focus that transcends borders and disciplines. The department actively engages with local, regional, and international organizations, fostering outreach and partnerships that are vital to its mission of improving the health and well-being of animals, humans, and the environment on a global scale.

For more information on the department, please visit: https://vet.osu.edu/preventive-medicine

The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University is a top-20 public university known for its commitment to academic excellence and diversity. Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center is a leading academic health center, recently ranked No. 4 on Forbes' list of best U.S. employers for diversity.

Eligible Ohio State employees receive comprehensive benefits packages. Eligible Ohio State employees receive comprehensive benefits packages, including medical, dental and vision insurance, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, and state or alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions.

In addition, this position may be eligible for participation in the Federal Public Service LoanForgiveness Program (PSLF).

The Ohio State University’s Shared Values include Excellence and Impact, Diversity and Innovation, Inclusion and Equity, Care and Compassion, and Integrity and Respect. Our university community welcomes differences, encourages open-minded exploration and courageous thinking, and upholds freedom of expression.

Ohio State is a dynamic community where opportunity thrives, and individuals transform themselves and their world. Positions are available in countless fields and specialties. Become a Buckeye and contribute to an incredible legacy that serves to guide our future and shape a better tomorrow.

Columbus is the largest and fastest-growing city in Ohio, with a vibrant blend of arts and culture; inspired culinary, fashion, music and entertainment scenes; exciting collegiate and professional sports; and an open, entrepreneurial spirit. With a burgeoning downtown, lively urban districts and a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods, it's a city that invites exploration (https://visit.osu.edu/experience).

The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has established Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation(DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty and their loved ones. Service offerings include dual careers partner consultations, identifying potential employers and/or employment opportunities, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and in the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are provided to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering or transitioning to The Ohio State University.


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Executive Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine
Charles River Safety Assessment, Remote Position
12/21/23

For 75 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

We are seeking an Executive Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine for our Safety Assessment site. This position can be performed remotely from anywhere in the US.

The following are responsibilities related to the Executive Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine:

Responsible for the technical and professional oversight of all animal care and use functions involving laboratory animals across Safety Assessment sites and lead the Global Safety Assessment Veterinary Medicine Functional Matrix. As a member of the Safety Assessment Leadership Team the Executive Director will partner with Charles River leaders in animal welfare, toxicology, operations and regulatory to advance industry leading programs in laboratory animal welfare. The incumbent will partner with other Charles River business units on the topics of animal health and well-being, regulatory compliance, and business operations. Serve as the subject matter expert on animal health and preventive medicine across vendors and Charles River Safety Assessment sites.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Animal care program assessment and development including optimization of animal welfare, veterinary care, and husbandry operations.
  • Provide leadership and strategic development within SA for the operation and performance of all LAM activities.
  • Pharmaceutical development with an emphasis on the interface between toxicology, pathology, and laboratory animal medicine in nonclinical safety assessment.
  • Regulatory compliance including Good Laboratory Practices, OLAW and AAALAC program management in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
  • Client relations with veterinary specialists across the pharmaceutical and biotech industries in Europe and the United States.
  • Mentorship of veterinary, operational, and behavioral medicine staff at all levels of experience
  • Assist in the planning, design, and/or renovation of existing or new animal care facilities.
  • Assure the health and welfare of all research animals in Safety Assessment through delegation and oversight of matrix reports.
  • Ensure compliance with established company, industry, and regulatory standards.
Job Qualifications
  • Education: Doctoral degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) in Veterinary Medicine, Master’s degree (M.S.) in a discipline relevant to laboratory animal medicine preferred.
  • Experience: 10+ years’ experience with increasing levels of responsibility in managing laboratory animal programs. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at location where Safety Assessment operates.
  • Other: ACLAM /ECLAM Diplomate Status preferred.

“The pay range for this position is $260,000 - $310,000 annually. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.”

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market. Each year approximately 300 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

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

With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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

For more information, please visit www.criver.com

To apply:https://jobs.criver.com/job/Executive-Director-Laboratory-Animal-Medicine-(Remote)/1107421300/


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Clinical Veterinarian
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
12/20/23

The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) in the College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is seeking a clinical veterinarian eligible for a tenure-track faculty rank of Assistant Professor. The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) within the DCM is responsible for the care and use of all laboratory animals at MUSC. The successful candidate will have an interest and experience in the creation of surgical models. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is preferred, but board-eligible candidates will be considered. A SC license to practice veterinary medicine and USDA accreditation must be obtained within one year of employment. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

The clinical veterinarian will work in tandem with other veterinarian faculty in the department to support a collaborative research environment in a well-established, AAALAC-accredited program. Investigator research primarily utilizes rodents and swine across a diverse spectrum of biomedical research including immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and gnotobiotic models. Veterinarians are an integral part of ongoing surgical research, in fields as varied as orthopedics, neurosurgery, and cardiovascular remodeling.

The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to animal welfare, promotion, and transparency of biomedical research, and will be actively engaged with department personnel and investigators. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate and model strong collaborative skills across sites and teams and will directly contribute to team success. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience working independently on clinical veterinary cases and be able to assist with training staff on the veterinary care and husbandry of research animals as mandated by federal law and regulations, accreditation standards, and policies as set by the MUSC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

Minimum Requirements:
D.V.M. or equivalent, Veterinary License

Please click the link below for more information and to apply.
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Clinical Veterinarian
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
12/20/23

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
  • DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) or equivalent degree from an AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)-accredited institution and licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the U.S.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • One (1) year of experience in a laboratory animal facility and/or clinical practice. American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board certification or eligibility.
  • Experience serving on animal facility regulatory committees (IACUC, IBC).
  • Supervisory experience.

Brief Description of Duties:
A Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for providing veterinary care for a wide variety of species of animals used in biomedical research programs.

Clinical Responsibilities
Clinical responsibility for a wide variety of species of animals used in a biomedical research program. General duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Diagnosis and treatment of naturally occurring and experimental induced diseases of laboratory animal diseases.
  • Participation in health surveillance, environmental enrichment and preventative medicine programs.
  • Consultation with investigators regarding appropriate animal models, anesthesia, analgesia and euthanasia.
  • Routine veterinary rounds with an emphasis on monitoring transgenic, SCID, knockout and athymic mouse colonies.
  • Perform euthanasia, routine gross necropsy, sample collections and microscopic evaluations.
  • Clinical duty including the provision of holiday, weekend and night emergency on-call duty.
Anesthesia/Surgery:
  • Perform and oversee pre-anesthesia, anesthesia and anesthesia monitoring of large and small animal species.
  • Develop surgical animal models.
  • Perform experimental surgery, on request, and emergency surgery, as needed.
  • Perform and/or monitor post procedural care of large and small animal species.
Under the guidance of the Director, Management of Veterinary Core Facilities/Services:
  • Special Veterinary Technical Services.
  • Consult with investigators regarding scope of services needed.
  • Coordinate provision of all existing services (including: blood collection, antibody production and animal identification) and institute new services as needed.
  • Oversee recharge mechanism for services.
Teaching/Training:
  • Assist with overseeing a web-based training program for research investigators.
  • Provide monthly orientation session for new animal users.
  • Provide didactic and hands-on instruction for DLAR technical staff, Veterinary Technicians and research staff members.
IACUC:
  • Pre-review animal care and use protocols prior to submission to the IACUC.
  • Consult with investigators regarding animal models, anesthetics, analgesics, procedures, and euthanasia techniques.
  • Serve as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee including protocol review, biannual facility site inspections, site inspections of laboratories, program review and assessment of IACUC protocol compliance.
Contract Projects:
  • Coordinate all veterinary and regulatory aspects of contract projects, in conjunction with the Director.
  • Assure conformance to GLP standards if applicable.
Research:
  • Collaborative research in the field of laboratory animal medicine or other health science related fields is available and encouraged.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
Special notes:
  • This is a full-time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
  • In addition to the employee's base salary, this position is eligible for $3,026 UUP annual location pay, paid biweekly.
  • Evening and weekend work will be required at times.

Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such may be required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are canceled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call the university Office of Equity and Access (OEA) at or visithttps://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/oea/.

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Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine
Scismic Safety Assessment, Reno, NV
12/20/23

Applications:https://scismic.com/jobs/DirLabAM?source=ACLAM

Scismic is supporting the growth of an early-stage contract research organization (CRO) that has been in the business for over 75 years with over 20,000 employees and 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the world.

They are seeking a Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine for their Safety Assessment site located in Reno, Nevada.

The Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine will be responsible for the technical and professional oversight of all animal care and use functions involving laboratory animals at the site.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
  • Serve as the veterinarian of record (attending veterinarian) providing technical, regulatory, and clinical support to all research programs at the site.
  • Provide direct support to study directors in protocol design, animal disease model development, surgical services and animal health evaluations.
  • Provide assistance to study directors on sponsor-related issues including direct contact with sponsors as required.
  • Serve as a member of the Site Management Team and site representative of the Global Safety Assessment Veterinary Medicine Functional Matrix.
  • Assure the health and welfare of all research animals maintained within the facility, both personally and through delegation and oversight of direct reports.
  • Assure performance of daily observation of animals for clinical signs of disease or adverse events, documentation of clinical observations, maintenance of appropriate animal medical records, and assure prompt notification and resolution of conditions that are indicative of pain or distress.
  • Develop proposals for improvement of the animal program and operational changes that improve the health and well being of research animals and facilitate the conduct of studies.
  • Participate in the development, implementation and provision of animal care and use training.
  • Regularly inspect, evaluate, and generate reports on the adequacy of animal care programs, related processes and procedures, and physical facilities used to house and manipulate study animals.
  • Ensure compliance with established company, industry and regulatory standards.
  • Provide oversight of surgical programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) and Master’s degree (M.S.) in a discipline relevant to laboratory animal medicine.
  • 8-10 years related experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state.
  • ACLAM Diplomate Status preferred. USDA accreditation is desirable.

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Clinical Veterinarian (Non-human Primates)
Scismic Safety Assessment, Houston, TX,. Hamilton, MT or South San Francisco, CA
12/14/23

Applications: https://scismic.com/jobs/Vet-NHP?source=ACLAM

Scismic is supporting the growth of an early-stage contract research organization (CRO) that has been in the business for over 75 years with over 20,000 employees and 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the world.

We are prioritizing the search for a Clinical Veterinarian for the company's Safety Assessment site located in Houston, Texas. However, we are also filling the same role in Hamilton, MT and South San Francisco, CA.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.)
  • Related experience with animal care and surgical techniques.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state.
  • Ability to practice veterinary medicine in the work state highly desirable. USDA accreditation or application submitted within 1 month of hire.
  • Proficient in Computers (MS Office Suite).
  • Must be organized, can prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Must have strong communication skills.
  • Must be available to be on call on a rotating weekend shift.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Vaccine Mandate
The company is a U.S. Federal Contractor. As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees.


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Sr Clinical Vet, Comparative Medicine Branch
CDC, Atlanta, GA
12/13/23

We are hiring for a Sr Clinical Vet in the Comparative Medicine Branch at the CDC in Atlanta. Join our team! If you enjoy working with residents and supporting infectious disease studies, apply here.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/764622900

Contact me if you have questions or want more information, sjean@cdc.gov or nhpvet@gmail.com.

Summary

As a global leader in public health & health promotion, CDC is the agency Americans trust with their lives. In addition to our everyday work, each CDC employee has a role in supporting public health emergency management, whether through temporary assignments to emergency responses or sustaining other CDC programs and activities while colleagues respond. Join our team to use your talent, training, & passion to help CDC continue as the world's premier public health organization. Visit www.cdc.gov

Duties

As a Veterinary Medical Officer, you will:

  • Serve as senior veterinary medical officer examining the animal-human interface of zoonotic diseases to describe risk factors for human infection and to develop prevention and control strategies and tools to better understand the relationship between animal and human health.
  • Lead a research agenda to address critical unmet needs related to zoonotic diseases at the animal-human interface.
  • Collaborate with national partners (i.e., U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Agency for International Development Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture), international organizations (i.e., World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), and industry and private-sector partners to promote the One Health concept that cross-sects human, animal, and ecosystem health.
  • Develop, manage, and coordinate the sharing of health related educational or informational materials on zoonotic diseases so that scientific advice and assistance is shared.

See list of qualifications and requirements here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/764622900

Apply here:https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/764622900


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Senior Clinical Veterinarian (board certified) or Clinical Veterinarian
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, and the Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, and the Hospital for Special Surgery
New York NY
12/5/23

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

CCMP is responsible for the care of over 250,000 animals daily, housed in eight facilities in Manhattan and Westchester County in the NY metropolitan area as well as Doha, Qatar. Programs are centrally managed, AAALAC accredited, and supported by a multi-disciplinary diagnostic anatomic and clinical pathology laboratory. CCMP has a staff of more than 260, including 11 veterinarians (both ACLAM and ACVP board-certified). Individuals interested in joining a dynamic, academically oriented animal resource program with state-of-the-art facilities and technology, serving renowned institutions are encouraged to apply.

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

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

MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.


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Senior Principal Scientist, Clinical Veterinarian
Pfizer, Groton, CT
12/5/23

Application link:https://pfizer.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PfizerCareers/job/United-States---Connecticut---Groton/Senior-Principal-Scientist--Clinical-Veterinarian_4900318-1

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 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 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 experience

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.


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Director of Animal Resources/Attending Veterinarian
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
12/1/23

Apply here:https://prd.hcm.ndus.edu/psc/recruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=2949675&PostingSeq=1

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.

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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NIMH Clinical Veterinarian
NIMH Intermural Research Program, Bethesda, MD
11/28/23

Applications:
NIMH Clinical Veterinarian (NIH49, Bethesda, MD) – Priority One Services

http://www.priorityoneservices.com/jobs/nimh-clinical-veterinarian-nih49-bethesda-md/#inbox/_blank

To Provide Veterinary Care and Support for NIMH Intermural Research Program

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent required. Must have a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one (1) state. Minimum three (3) years’ experience required in clinical laboratory animal medicine. Completion of a residency program in laboratory animal medicine and certification as a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is preferred.
  • Must have knowledge of laboratory animal technician duties and training. Must possess excellent knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations governing Animal Care/Animal facilities.
  • Must be a legal resident of the United States.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
  • Demonstrated record of work experience within an animal care facility, or within the field of laboratory animal science.
  • Demonstrated record of successful development, implementation and maintenance of enrichment and training programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks in an organized manner with minimal supervision. Good communication and interpersonal skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft’s Office (Word, Excel, etc.) required
Support shall include:
  • Consistently provides timely clinical veterinary care to laboratory animals (rodents, NHPs, etc.) used within the NIMH Intramural Research Program and as assigned.
  • Participates as required in the provision of emergency veterinary care for animals within the NIMH program or other programs as assigned.
  • Effectively evaluates veterinary and husbandry practices and establishes or modifies procedures required to maintain high standards of animal care for constantly fluctuating colonies and programmatic requirements.
  • Provides consistent and authoritative veterinary expertise to the Institute’s Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC) or other Institute or Campus organizations.
  • Consistently provides emergency veterinary coverage and support for the IRP of the NIMH.
  • Provides expert guidance in the areas of veterinary medical care and laboratory animal care/husbandry to facilitate protocol development and laboratory animal research. Recommends the selection of appropriate animal models, animal physiology, nutrition, breeding, genetics, diseases, anesthesia, manipulative techniques, and existing environmental conditions.
  • Serve as a consultant to the Institute’s investigators who utilize unique strains of transgenic and congenic animals.
  • Provide expertise in reproductive physiology, husbandry, veterinary care, and genetics of laboratory animals.
  • The incumbent develops and provides research training for the NIMH investigators and technicians on the proper animal manipulation and handling of animals to ensure their humane treatment.
  • Consistently communicates and interacts with others (i.e., veterinarians, supervisors, investigators, peers, and others) promptly using courtesy, discretion, and judgment.
  • Consistently demonstrates the ability to convey information to others in an effective manner.

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Associate or Full Professor and Chair, Department of Comparative Medicine
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
11/28/23

Academic Personnel: School of Medicine: Chairs - School of Medicine

Location
Seattle, WA

Open Date
Oct 03, 2023

Applications Interfolio Link:https://apply.interfolio.com/133234

Position Description
The University of Washington School of Medicine is seeking candidates for Chair of the Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) who will participate in institutional administration, clinical, research, departmental management/finance and teaching activities. The position is full time and tenured at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, commensurate with experience. The responsibilities of this position will be to serve multiple roles in a regulatory, clinical, service, training, and research capacity. The individual will have principal responsibility for management of clinical/pathology and teaching/training activities within the DCM. Close interaction with the DCM Animal Science group will occur in addition to other service-based cost centers within DCM. In addition, there will be substantial responsibilities directed toward regulatory compliance efforts including assuring departmental compliance with Public Health Service (PHS) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines while maintaining AAALAC International Accreditation. As the University of Washington is a major research institution, there will also be an expectation for research, either principal or collaborative. This position will demonstrate great professionalism, integrity, diplomacy and understanding of the pressures driving those doing research and how animals are affected by this research. This position will also work with and effectively communicate with a wide-range of individuals with varying skill sets and experience, and comply with relevant regulations while providing clinical/pathology service and/or performing research. This position will be expected to stay up-to-date on relevant regulations and to maintain the ability to provide clinical/pathology service and/or perform research, to allow for a better understanding of the pressures that those working with animals face. The individual will also help to oversee the DCM’s American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) recognized training program in laboratory animal medicine and pathology and may participate in the training of animal care and research staff regarding animal care and use.

Positive factors for consideration:
  1. Applicants who are ACLAM board certified and/or ACVP board certified are strongly preferred.
  2. Experience in the use and characterization of animal models of human diseases would be an advantage.
  3. The addition of a PhD degree (or foreign equivalent) and published evidence of research and other scholarly productivity in a relevant area would be considered an advantage.
  4. Applicants with an active state veterinary license in the United States.

The DCM has a faculty of 44 primary, clinical, emeritus, and affiliate veterinarians and scientists who have diverse training and expertise in laboratory animal biology and medicine, veterinary pathology, surgery, internal medicine, and aquatics. Rodents are the primary laboratory animal species under DCM care. DCM faculty research interests are broad and include specific expertise in hematologic cancer, developmental immunology, inflammatory lung disease, innate immunity, inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer, comparative pathology, nutrition/metabolism, embryonic stem cell biology, and aging. Additional information about the Department can be found at the following website: http://depts.washington.edu/compmed/index.html

Salary:
The base salary range for this position will be $17,917 - $24,167 per month ($215,004 - $290,004 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

Other Compensation:
Other compensation associated with this position may include an administrative salary supplement for administrative service as chair.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a DVM or VMD (or foreign equivalent) from an AVMA-accredited School of Veterinary Medicine. We seek an individual with at least 10 years of strong and relevant regulatory experience and clinical skills.

Application Instructions
Please submit an application (including a cover letter including clinical experience, teaching and research interests, diversity statement, and CV) through Interfolio. The committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2023, but the position will remain open until filled.

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
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information
A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs/. Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

Privacy Notice
Review the University of Washington Privacy Notice for Demographic Data of Job Applicants and University Personnel to learn how your demographic data are protected, when the data may be used, and your rights.

Disability Services
To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

Interfolio Link:https://apply.interfolio.com/133234


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Externship in Toxicologic Pathology & Laboratory Animal Medicine
AbbVie, Inc., North Chicago, IL
11/28/23

Organization/CompanyAbbVie, Inc.
LocationNorth Chicago, IL
Websitewww.abbvie.com
Pathology EnvironmentIndustry
Discipline/Field of StudyToxicologic Pathology & Laboratory Animal Medicine
Length of Externship6-week externship for students in the 4th year of the veterinary curriculum
Time of YearAs available
Funding/StipendNo
Housing ProvidedYes

Description of Externship:
AbbVie offers 6-week long externships in Toxicologic Pathology & Laboratory Animal Medicine to 4th year veterinary students that consist of three weeks of pathology (anatomic and clinical) followed by three weeks of laboratory animal medicine. These externships are designed to give veterinary students an idea of what industry is like as a career choice. Applicants should inquire during their 3rd year of the veterinary curriculum for participation in the following year.

Contacts:
Lauren Himmel
DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP
Senior Principal Pathologist in Preclinical Safety
AbbVie, Inc.
Research & Development
R469 AP13A-3
1 North Waukegan Road
North Chicago, Illinois 60064-6104
OFFICE: +1-847-935-0193
EMAIL: lauren.himmel@abbvie.com

Lexie Smith
BVetMed, DACLAM
Clinical Veterinarian in Comparative Medicine
AbbVie, Inc.
Research & Development
R403 AP-13
1 North Waukegan Road
North Chicago, IL 60064
Phone 224-219-6361
EMAIL: alexandra.smith@abbvie.com


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