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Clinical Veterinarian
Columbia University, New York, NY

Posted 3 May 2016

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

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

Requisition #082629

 

 


Clinical Veterinarian
Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia

Posted 3 May 2016

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

Job ID 11286

Job Description:

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

Requirements:

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

Preferred:

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

Equal Employment Opportunity:

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

 

 


Veterinarian
Novo Nordisk, Beijing, China

Posted 26 April 2016

Novo Nordisk is a focused healthcare company and a world leader in diabetes care. Novo Nordisk R&D Centre China (NNRCC) is an integrated part of Novo Nordisk R&D organization, which is located in Zhongguancun Life Science Park, Beijing China. NNRCC currently has a veterinarian position open for a dedicated and motivated candidate in the Department of Pharmacology and Facility, Discovery Biology China (DBC).                         

Key areas of responsibility

The main goal of the positions is to ensure an animal facility with high animal ethics standard and a high quality of health status of the animals. You will be responsible for veterinary care of the animals and for ensuring that the daily care lives up to our high standards experimental animal care. You will have a close collaboration with other veterinarians, scientists, animal facility team leader and animal caretakers.

The key areas of responsibility and main job tasks are:

  • Oversee the animal health control and monitoring programs through the development and implementation of SOPs.
  • Examine, diagnose and treat diseases of laboratory animals to ensure the health of animals used in scientific research and to comply with regulations governing their humane and ethical treatment
  • Oversee activities concerned with housing, husbandry and animal facility maintenance to ensure compliance with Novo Nordisk global standards
  • Demonstrate soundness of judgment in challenging experimental plans to ensure correct use of laboratory animals and ability in responding to unexpected results or adverse outcomes (pharmacovigilance)
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Laboratory Animal Science to ensure alignment between animal facilities in Copenhagen, Seattle and Beijing
  • Oversee regulatory compliance with all applicable local and national Chinese laws, consultation and training for animal users
  • Collaborate with other Novo Nordisk scientists on the development of animal models, to plan procedures, and selects animals for specific research based on knowledge of species and research principles and techniques
  • Represent NNRCC on national meetings related to laboratory animal science and animal ethics/welfare and through scholarly work.
  • Promote a safe and positive work environment for all personnel in the laboratory animal facility.

Other individual assignments

  • Become a member of IACUC

Qualifications

  • B.S. in Veterinarian Medicine and Ph.D in a relevant scientific discipline with focus on veterinary science, preferably within laboratory animal area; or D.V.M from U.S and EU countries
  • 2 to 5+ years post-doctoral level or residency experience within laboratory animal science or experience from a similar pharma industry or CRO position to include experience in dog & rodent medicine and surgery.
  • Board-certified laboratory animal veterinarian is a plus
  • Management experience is a plus
  • Demonstrated understanding of animal ethics, housing, documentation/record-keeping, handling and veterinary care relevant for laboratory animals as well as Chinese and international regulations on laboratory animals
  • Experience with animal import to China is a plus
  • Fluent in oral and written English
  • Functional in oral and written Chinese-mandarin
  • Positive and motivated, good team-player, highly flexible and have a “can-do” approach
  • Able to do occasional international travel.
  • Able to respond to non-business hour emergencies within the animal facility via an on-call schedule coordinated with other staff members.

Applications:

Interested candidates should submit an application using an online application process. Please go to http://www.novonordisk.com/careers/see-list-of-all-available-jobs.39255BR.Internal.html to submit your application in English.

Title and compensation will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and based on benchmark.

Additional information about the department:

The department consists of a Dog Pharmacology team (three scientists and 15 research associates) and an Animal Facility team (team leader and 28 animal caretakers). The Dog Pharmacology team is responsible for supporting diabetes and obesity research projects in the discovery phase, and the Animal Facility team for management of our rodent and dog animal facility. The veterinarians (two including this open position) report to the department manager. The department is a highly motivated and productive team with high standards for our animal care and use as well as our deliveries to the projects. We work in a state-of-the-art facility and value a high team spirit, good communication and dynamic collaborations.

 

 


Senior Clinical Veterinarian
Harvard Medical School, Cambridge MA

Posted 22 April 2016

School/Unit: Harvard Medical School
Job Function: Research
Time Status: Full-time
Department: Harvard Center for Comparative Medicine
Salary Grade: 059
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

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

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

Basic Qualifications
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an AVMA accredited program; ACLAM certification or board eligibility via an ACLAM certified training program; 3 years experience in laboratory animal medicine beyond the DVM degree.

Additional Qualifications
Significant experience with nonhuman primates is strongly preferred. The person in this position must also have refined interpersonal skills, and strong writing, communication, and organizational skills. The individual should be outgoing with social skills commensurate with providing services and outreach programs for a diverse research user base.

Additional Information
Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation.

Pre-Employment Screening

  • Criminal
  • Education
  • Identity
  • License/Cert.

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply Here: https://jobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?sec=1&partnerid=25240&siteid=5341&jobId=1210836&type=search&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1

 

 


BioResearch Core Director
Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Posted 20 April 2016

REPORTS TO: Director of Rensselaer’s Research Cores

JOB SUMMARY: The BioResearch Core Director will oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the animal research facility including oversight of technical staff. The Core Director will provide professional veterinary services in support of researchers in the health, care, and breeding of animals and the administration of surgical procedures/methods to animals. The Core Director will also provide oversight and scheduling of equipment and physical plant maintenance and repairs as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: D.V.M/V.M.D. degree or other equivalent degree
  • Experience: Three to five years of experience, to include:
    • Experience in an animal research facility, especially rodents
    • Experience with animal surgery and anesthesia
    • Supervisory experience
    • Committee leadership experience
    • Management of transgenic lines
    • Handling of larger animals
  • Certification/Licensure: ACLAM Diplomate

COMMENTS:

This position may require irregular hours, including occasional weekends and/or holidays. The Director may not own certain rodent pets and his/her visits to external animal facilities will be strictly regulated. The work environment may cause or exacerbate animal-related allergies.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please apply on line at http://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/3163 and attach a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for three or more references. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Ms. Kathy McNamara, mcnamk@rpi.edu.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.


Clinical Veterinarian
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Posted 19 April 2016

Open Rank, Research Faculty Appointment

Clinical Veterinarian position available in the Department of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery. Primary function is to provide clinical veterinary services to investigators, assist in colony management/QA programs, and serve as clinical veterinarian for rodent colonies on the Houston campus.    

Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (from an A.V.M.A. accredited institution).  Must have 3 years’ experience in veterinary medical and surgical procedures in private practice or research environment. Must be eligible or licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Texas; for USDA accreditation; and State and Federal registration to handle controlled substances.

Contact Dr. Katherine Naff, kanaff@mdanderson.org.

https://www.mdanderson.org/about-md-anderson/careers/faculty-careers-at-md-anderson/research-faculty-positions.html

MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law


Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian and Senior Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Posted 19 April 2016

The UAB Animal Resources Program is currently searching for a Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian and a Senior Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian to assist the ARP Director with overall management of the ARP veterinary medical and surgical programs and directly supervise professional and technical staff.

These positions will provide clinical and surgical care of research animals including consultation with researchers concerning appropriate surgical techniques, anesthetic and analgesic regimens. Lab animal veterinarians are expected to have the knowledge, ability and experience to work independently with a thorough understanding of all aspects of a laboratory animal care and use programs including the applicable laws, regulations and accreditation procedures applicable to laboratory animal medicine. In addition, the knowledge of facility resources and participation in the oversight, maintenance and coordination of the activities required to ensure that equipment and buildings are appropriate to support the activities of a dynamic laboratory animal program will be expected from the incumbents. Personnel supervision may include other professionals such as clinical veterinarians, veterinary technicians, environmental enrichment coordinators, animal husbandry technicians or other personnel with responsibilities in laboratory animal care and use. The clinical veterinarian will participate in all activities that are a part of a dynamic laboratory animal care and use program including research, grant writing, equipment and process evaluation, and the development of standard operating procedures. The senior clinical veterinarian will participate in all aspects of oversight including protocol review, policy and training development.

For the complete job description including salary scales and minimum qualifications, visit www.uab.edu/jobs and search for Job ID T35348 (Senior Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian) or T37290 (Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian). Applicants must submit an application via the website for consideration.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a comprehensive urban university with a nationally recognized academic health center. Since its beginnings only a few decades ago, UAB has become one of the nation's leading research universities. The Animal Resources Program (ARP) is the service unit that provides care for all animals required in research and teaching programs at UAB and affiliated hospitals. The ARP oversees approximately 215,000 square feet of space designated for use or care of laboratory animals.

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


Project Director--Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), Jefferson, AR

Posted 13 April 2016

The Bionetics Corporation is seeking a Project Director to join our life science team in Jefferson, Arkansas.  The Project Director oversees the daily operation of the FDA contract at NCTR. This position provides veterinary support to NCTR laboratory animal programs consistent with NCTR guidelines, and IACUC and EHS programs. The successful candidate will be responsible for the provision of veterinary medical and surgical care to the NHP colony.  Participation in the veterinary medical care program for other animal species is included as a smaller component of the duties of this position, and will depend on the needs of the Division of Veterinary Services (DVS) and availability after commitments to the NHP colony are met. Responsibilities include providing daily clinical care and treatment of laboratory animals; participation in emergency call schedule and after-hours veterinary care, ICU night, weekend, and holiday coverage with other DVS veterinarians as required. All services must be provided in accordance with all applicable regulations. This position actively participates in research protocols as a co-investigator or, at a minimum, provides advice, consultation, and technical/medical/surgical services to the NCTR investigators who utilize NHPs in research protocols.  This position may also serve on the IACUC, or may serve as a resource to the IACUC on matters regarding the health and well-being of NHPs and other animal species.

Basic Requirements:        

  1. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent required. Must possess a degree from a veterinary college accredited by the AVMA Council on Education or possess a certificate of equivalency from ECFVG (AVMA) or PAVE (AAVSB).
  2. Must have a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one (1) state, Arkansas preferred.
  3. Completion of a residency program in laboratory animal medicine and certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) with a research degree (MS or PhD).
  4. Minimum three (3) years experience required in clinical laboratory animal medicine which must include nonhuman primates (NHPs).  
  5. Experience with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) activities and research protocol review/approval process, and/or consultant service to the IACUC.
  6. Possess experience directing a large and diverse animal care and/or technical procedures and formulations service workforce in an AAALAC accredited facility. Also requires experience in managing Occupational, Safety and Health and GLP-focused Quality Assurance program.
  7. Must have knowledge of laboratory animal technician duties and training.
  8. Experience in designing, administering, and directing an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Program required.
  9. Must possess excellent knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations governing Animal Care/Diet Preparation facilities.
  10. Good knowledge of both spoken and written English.
  11. Must be a legal resident of the United States.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides on-site supervision to ensure all functions of the contract are carried out in an efficient, courteous and professional manner.
  • Oversees all aspects of the NHP colony health, including health surveillance.
  • Provides diagnostic support and treatment of sick or injured animals.
  • Directs the preventive medicine program.
  • Assists Investigators with developing research protocols.
  • Provides oversight of veterinary technical and colony management personnel.
  • Provides training and instruction on techniques associated with research animal use for technicians and the NCTR research staff.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of the environmental enrichment program
  • Ensures NCTR policies and procedures are followed and keep the contract in compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations and guidelines.

Physical Requirements:

  • Climbing, Stooping and Kneeling – Occasionally;
  • Reaching, Standing, Sitting, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Talking, Hearing – Often.
  • Lifting/Moving Requirements – Minimum of 50 pounds

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

The Bionetics Corporation is a government services contractor providing exceptional customer service to federal, state, local and commercial markets. We offer competitive salary and benefits package.  This position is dependent upon contract award.

Candidates should submit their resumes to:
Address:  The Bionetics Corporation, 101 Production Drive, Ste. 100, Yorktown, VA 23693, Attn: Susan Hayes
Email:  shayes@bionetics.com
Fax:  757-952-3700

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:  Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
VEVRAA Federal Contractor
Employability in the U.S. and pre-employment drug screen required.
 


Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian--Food and Drug Administration
(National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), Jefferson, AR

Posted 13 April 2016

The Bionetics Corporation is seeking a Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian to join our life science team in Jefferson, Arkansas.  This position provides veterinary support for the FDA laboratory animal programs consistent with NCTR guidelines, IACUC and EHS programs.  The primary responsibility shall be the provision of veterinary medical and surgical care to the NHP colony.  Participation in the veterinary medical care program for other animal species is included as a smaller component of the duties of this position and will depend on the needs of the Division of Veterinary Services (DVS) and the availability after commitments to the NHP colony are met.  Services will be in accordance with all applicable regulations. This position may also serve on the IACUC, or may serve as a resource to the IACUC on matters regarding the health and well-being of NHPs and other animal species.

This position may actively participate in research protocols as a co-investigator or, at a minimum, provides advice, consultation, and technical/medical/surgical services to the NCTR investigators who utilize NHPs in research protocols.  

Basic Requirements:        

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

Essential Functions:

  • Provide daily clinical care and treatment of laboratory animals to include participation in emergency call schedule and after-hours veterinary care ICU, night, weekend and holiday coverage with DVS veterinarians, as required.
  • Assist in the oversight of the NHP colony health, including health surveillance.
  • Participate in research protocols as a co-investigator or provide advice, consultation and technical/medical surgical services to the NCTR investigators who utilize NHPs in research protocols.
  • Provide oversight of veterinary technical and colony management personnel.
  • Perform training and instruction on techniques associated with research animal use for technicians and the NCTR research staff.
  • Work with the Behaviorist in the implementation of the environmental enrichment program.
  • Develop and maintain compatible socially housed NHPs within the research requirements.  
  • Ensure NCTR policies and procedures are followed and keep the contract in compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations and guidelines.


Physical Requirements:

  • Climbing, Stooping and Kneeling – Occasionally
  • Reaching, Standing, Sitting, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Talking, Hearing – Often.
  • Lifting/Moving Requirements – Minimum of 50 pounds

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

The Bionetics Corporation is a government services contractor providing exceptional customer service to federal, state, local and commercial markets. We offer competitive salary and benefits package.  This position is dependent upon contract award.

Candidates should submit their resumes to:
Address:  The Bionetics Corporation, 101 Production Drive, Ste. 100, Yorktown, VA 23693, Attn: Susan Hayes
Email:  shayes@bionetics.com
Fax:  757-952-3700

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:  Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
VEVRAA Federal Contractor
Employability in the U.S. and pre-employment drug screen required.
 


Clinical Veterinarian (Clinical Assistant Professor)
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Posted 13 April 2016

Position Number: 00001625
Requisition Number: 496864

The Department of Animal Care Services (ACS) at the University of Florida, Gainesville, has an  opening for the faculty position of Clinical Veterinarian. The successful candidate will join seven other laboratory animal veterinarians and over 100 support staff in a diverse and dynamic, AAALAC-accredited, major research institution which cares for a large variety of animals (dogs, cats, non-human primates, sheep, cattle, horses, mice, rats, rabbits, chickens, chinchillas, reptiles, ferrets, guinea pigs, pigs, goats, fish, frogs, etc.) housed in over 200,000 gross sq. ft. of laboratory animal facilities. The University of Florida is a major research institution with over $700 million in research per year.

All of the veterinarians are ACLAM board certified and one is also ACVP board certified. The program also includes a three year laboratory animal medicine training program with three residents.

Responsibilities Include:

  • The Veterinarian provides preventive and clinical veterinary care to all laboratory animal species.
  • The Veterinarian will work closely with ACS clinical and surgical staff and provide comprehensive surgical support and post-operative care for animals receiving surgical procedures.
  • The Veterinarian will contribute to the development of institutional animal care and use policies and procedures as well as internal SOPs and policies. They will also review and provide input on animal care and use protocols and participate in IACUC and regulatory inspections.
  • The individual participates in the training of personnel in the appropriate care and use of laboratory animals. Training responsibilities also include the laboratory animal medicine residency program and training of veterinary student interns/externs.
  • The Veterinarian works closely with and provides direction to ACS’s highly skilled certified veterinary technicians.
  • The Veterinarian will also participate in ACS contract research activities.

The ideal candidate will have a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited institution or equivalent and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the United States; a minimum of five years training or experience in laboratory animal medicine (with large animals and with a broad range of rodent models), excellent interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication skills. Preferred knowledge and experience also includes: very good computer skills and presentation experience, working knowledge of laboratory animal husbandry; prior experience in an academic environment; knowledge and experience in surgical and medical procedures commonly performed in biomedical animal research as well as, familiarity with pertinent laws, regulations and policies governing the use of lab animals. ACLAM, ACVP, ACVIM, or ACVS board certification is preferred for this position and the successful candidate must become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Florida within one year of employment date.

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

A criminal background check will be conducted.

Salary is negotiable; commensurate with experience.

This position will post until an applicant pool has been established. The search committee will begin reviewing resumes as they are received. Position will remain open until filled.

For additional position information and to submit an on-line application, please visit the University of Florida's website at https://jobs.ufl.edu.  Refer to Requisition Number: 496864 Department: Animal Care Services. You may also visit the Animal Care Services website at http://acs.ufl.edu/care and The Division of Sponsored Research's website at http://www.rgp.ufl.edu/research.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.


Assistant Director in Comparative Medicine
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Posted 11 April 2016

The Division of Comparative Medicine at the University of South Florida seeks a laboratory animal veterinarian to serve as an Assistant Director. The successful candidate may also receive a courtesy, non-tenure earning appointment to an appropriate academic department as an Assistant/Associate Professor.  Consideration of appointment at the rank of Associate Professor requires a minimum of 5 years experience at the Assistant Professor level.

Responsibilities include clinical and diagnostic veterinary oversight, research protocol design and implementation, program development, IACUC and/or IBC membership or alternate and associated activities, and collaborative and independent research.  This position will serve as a critical liaison with clinical and research faculty.

The successful candidate will have a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary medical college and be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Florida, with a minimum of 5 years of post-doctoral training or experience in laboratory animal medicine, and be board-eligible or board-certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.  The ideal candidate must have demonstrated leadership and management experience with knowledge of and experience with individuals representing diverse backgrounds and cultures.

USF offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package, and an exciting and progressive work environment. Interested candidates should submit an application using an online application process, Careers@USF.  Go to www.usf.edu/about-usf/work-at-usf.aspx for information about job openings and how to apply. 

Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications should include a letter of intent with a statement of professional goals and curriculum vitae.  Letters of reference can be sent to Una Owens at uowens@usf.edu.   USF is an EO/EA University.


Clinical Veterinarian, Comparative Medicine
National University of Singapore (NUS)

Posted 4 April 2016

Provides 365 days clinical medicine with 4 other Comparative Medicine (CM) veterinarians for research and teaching animals at all National University of Singapore (NUS) facilities; hands-on training for all animal handlers and users; review of a protocol submissions, amendments and annual reports submitted to the IACUC; participate in IACUC inspections as requested; participate in regulatory inspection by AVA (Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore); participate in AAALAC-International accreditation process and inspection; routine rounds of all facilities where animals are housed or used; preventative medicine and clinical care for species housed at NUS (rodents, rabbits, pigs, non-human primates, fish, amphibians, reptiles); development of standard operating procedures for veterinary related functions; development of standard operating procedures to assist the researchers in development of protocols; provide support for large animal research – preparation for procedures, anesthesia, surgery, surgical support, post-operative care, imaging support, emergency medicine; sentinel testing programs; animal procurement/ import and export process.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide preventative medicine and clinical veterinary care of research and teaching animals housed at NUS.
  • Quarterly sentinel testing for the various species of animals; quarantine appropriate the species of animal and source; animal import and export 
  • Training of research and veterinary technical staff on commonly used veterinary procedures
  • Conduct anesthesia, surgical monitoring, surgery, imaging support, emergency medicine and post-operative care for large species including swine and rabbits
  • Review of protocol submissions, amendments and annual reports submitted to the IACUC; participate in regulatory inspections and accreditation process (e.g. AVA, AAALAC) as requested
  • Advise researchers on animal models, procedures, refinements, etc.
  • Work closely with the Head of Veterinary Services, CM staff and IACUC to ensure that animal care and use protocols are followed, research and holding facilities are in regulatory compliance, and standard operating procedures are developed and appropriately utilized.
  • Special Work Schedule Requirements: After hours work (post-surgical monitoring), on-call coverage and duties for weekends and holidays will be required on a rotational basis.

Requirements (qualifications, etc.)

  1. Basic Requirements:
    1. D.V.M. with minimum 2 years experience in veterinary clinical practice of medicine and surgery, or in the field of laboratory animal medicine
    2. Knowledge of academic animal research facilities and equipment expected
    3. Applicants must possess effective interpersonal skills with good written, verbal, and organizational skills. Ideally, the candidate should be proficient in the use of computer software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and various database systems
    4. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to train, motivate, and supervise both laboratory animal technicians, as well as research staff
    5. Good knowledge of the NACLAR guidelines, PHS policy, Guide to the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and other applicable regulations and guidelines governing laboratory animal care and use
  2. Preferred Qualifications:
    1. AVA (Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore) licensed veterinarian, or meet the AVA license requirement (veterinary degrees from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and veterinary degrees from US veterinary schools that are accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association are generally acceptable).(http://www.ava.gov.sg/explore-by-sections/pets-and-animals/animal-health-veterinarians/veterinary-licensing
    2. Experience with a wide range of animal species - rodents, rabbits, NHPs swine and aquatic animals
    3. Completed ACLAM residency training program, ACLAM board eligible, diplomat or equivalent is an asset

Applicants should submit the following documents to Dr. Michele Bailey (michelebailey@nus.edu.sg):

  1. Cover letter outlining their special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experience and career goals.
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. The names / addresses of (3) professional references.

Employer Information (additional information about the employer (EEO etc)

A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore's flagship university which offers a global approach to education and research with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise.

NUS has been hailed as Asia’s top university in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2015-16. This reaffirms NUS' position as the best university in Asia, which was similarly reflected in the recent 2015/2016 Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings, where NUS was ranked top in Asia.

The University is 26th in the world and has been placed in the global top 10 for international outlook and global top 30 for teaching and research. The THE World University Rankings measure a university’s strength in five key areas of higher education excellence — Teaching, Research, Citations, Industry Income and International Outlook. Drawing on data across 1,100 institutions, 11 million academic papers, and more than 11,000 academic surveys, the Rankings developed a list of top 800 universities from 70 countries.

NUS has three Research Centres of Excellence (RCE) and 26 university-level research institutes and centres. It is also a partner for Singapore’s 4th RCE. The University shares a close affiliation with 16 national-level research institutes and centres. Research activities are strategic and robust, and NUS is well-known for its research strengths in engineering, life sciences and biomedicine, social sciences and natural sciences. Major research thrusts have been made recently in several fields such as quantum technology; cancer and translational medicine; interactive and digital media; and the environment and water. The University also strives to create a supportive and innovative environment to promote creative enterprise within its community.

Singapore is a bustling cosmopolitan city that offers a world-class living environment. Singapore is a ubiquitous collage of cultures, where people of different ethnicities and beliefs coexist.  Located in Southeast Asia, Singapore has a land area of about 710 square kilometers.  Although small in size, Singapore commands an enormous presence in the world today with its free trade economy and highly efficient workforce.  At present, Singapore’s population stands at slightly over five million people, with English as the main language of instruction, and a mother tongue for each major ethnicity.  Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate with no distinctive seasons and uniform temperatures.  Singapore is a major international transport hub.   Singapore’s Changi airport hosts a network of 80 airlines connecting Singapore to 200 cities in 68 countries. It has been rated one of the best international airports by international travel magazines.

If you have any enquiries regarding this position, please contact Dr Michele Bailey, Director, Comparative Medicine –at michelebailey@nus.edu.sg  or call (65) 6516 5914.

 


Staff Veterinarian
Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Brunswick, NJ

Posted 22 March 2016

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease. Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together. And driven to make a difference, from innovative research to hands-on community support.  Bristol-Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

The Staff Veterinarian’s responsibilities will include providing clinical and study support in a Drug Safety research environment; conducting and interpreting laboratory procedures including electrocardiography and ophthalmoscopy; providing and maintaining high quality health care and records for all laboratory animals; authoring, revising, or reviewing standard operating procedures, guidelines, and research reports; assisting with experimental protocol design; providing professional and technical support to the animal users; participating in  the sentinel and vendor animal health quality assurance programs; providing supervision of veterinary scientists; implementing staff training and development to support regulatory compliance; participation in a rotating on-call schedule for weekend, holiday, and emergency coverage.

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

Qualifications

Requires DVM or VMD or equivalent plus a current license to practice veterinary medicine in the US. An understanding of the biology and medicine of laboratory animals as acquired by completion of a post-doctoral program in laboratory animal medicine or another veterinary specialty is strongly desired. Knowledge of regulatory requirements and guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals is strongly desired. Experience working in a GLP environment is preferred. Proven excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to interact with and engage well with others within and outside the department at all levels is required. Travel for training or other business needs will be required where consecutive nights away from home occur. The position requires use of personal protective equipment to prevent injuries and exposure to potentially hazardous agents.

For additional information and to apply, please go to http://jobs.bms.com/jobs/1600936

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


Associate Director, Veterinary Sciences 
Taconic, Germantown, New York

Posted 18 March 2016

IRC#21878 

This person will provide Veterinary Services direction/oversight to operations in Taconic sites and provides corporate interpretation and oversight on regulatory issues. 

  • Oversees veterinary aspects of Production and/or Service sites to assure the health and welfare of the animals. 
  • Acts as a member or alternate member for Taconic IACUCs. 
  • Serves as Primary Veterinary contact for assigned geographic site requirements (such as health monitoring programs, operational changes that affect bio-security, animal welfare, etc.). Provides backup veterinary duty for other sites as required. 
  • Performs necropsies and other necessary health evaluations. 
  • Responds to customer inquiries concerning veterinary aspects and general questions concerning Taconic animals. 
  • Determines appropriate procedures to be followed and advises Site Operations on procedures. 
  • Determines appropriate follow up testing and performs when needed. 
  • Reviews and approves all applicable SOP's. 
  • Reviews all health reports and assures their accuracy. 
  • Writes peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed technical papers. 
  • Presents material at professional meetings and customer presentations. 
  • Assists with training technicians and area technical representatives. 
  • Reviews all current literature, attends appropriate meetings to maintain competencies and bring new procedures to our operations. 
  • Assures site compliance with all regulations and laws. 

You will need: 

  • DVM from an AVMA accredited school AND formal training in an ACLAM recognized laboratory animal medicine program or at least 5 years experience in laboratory animal medicine. ACLAM Board certification upon hire is strongly desired. 
  • Accredited Veterinarian for USDA and NY Veterinary license required within 6 months of hire. 
  • ACLAM certification strongly preferred. 
  • Experience in a wide range of principles and methodology of a specialized professional field. Skill in designing, implementing and coordinating assignments, operations, and/or programs. Experience in making decisions or recommendations significantly developing or changing organizational policies or procedures. Requires 5 years of relevant experience and/or training. 

We are Taconic, a life sciences company supporting research to find life-saving cures for disease. Major drug companies, leading universities and government agencies depend on us for high quality products and services that are essential to the drug discovery process. 

If you are motivated by new opportunities and seek a stimulating and rewarding career, we invite you to join our diverse team of talented professionals who are dedicated to finding smart solutions to improve human health. 

We offer opportunities for career advancement, a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package, including major medical, dental, and vision coverage, 401(k) profit sharing plans, and more! 

Taconic - Your Career for the Future 

Apply online today at: 

https://my.taconic.com/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?page=/oracle/apps/irc/candidateSelfService/webui/VisVacDispPG&akRegionApplicationId=821&transactionid=1554957826&retainAM=Y&addBreadCrumb=S&p_svid=21878&p_spid=1021248&oapc=7 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


Global Head, Laboratory Animal Services
Novartis, Cambridge, MA

Posted 18 March 2016

Job ID: 184818BR
Posting Title: Global Head, Laboratory Animal Services (LAS)
Division: NIBR
Business Unit: CFO
Country: USA
Work Location: Cambridge, MA
Company/Legal Entity: NIBRI
Functional Area: Research & Development
Job Type: Full Time
Employment Type: Regular
Job Description: Job Purpose: 

Lead the Laboratory Animal Services (LAS) organization globally across NIBR, which includes vivarium operations, veterinary services, training services, transgenic services and study support, in support of the scientific mission. 

Major Accountabilities: 

The Global Head of Laboratory Animal Services (LAS) is responsible for the laboratory animal programs which support NIBR's scientists around the world, including NIBR's Cambridge (Ma, USA), Basel (Switzerland), Emeryville (CA, USA), East Hanover (NJ, USA), Shanghai (China) and La Jolla (CA, USA). 

LAS is responsible for the husbandry, veterinary, training, transgenic, and study support services which enable NIBR's research strategy. The Global Head of LAS manages a dynamic global team charged with supporting NIBR's in vivo research across the 6 major sites. Major activities include: 

  • Responsible for the performance of the LAS organization across NIBR, meeting the changing needs of the research environment. 
  • Sets vision and strategy to provide laboratory animal services to the NIBR in vivo research community across multiple sites 
  • Directs animal health maintenance and monitoring programs for multi-discipline discovery research programs for a range of laboratory species. 
  • Partners with the in vivo community to ensure compliance with local regulations as well as Novartis corporate standards. Implements and adheres to all federal, state, local and voluntary accrediting agency animal welfare compliance program regulations, guidelines, and statutes. 
  • Manages personnel providing animal husbandry, veterinary, skills training & certification, in vivo technical support, and transgenic breeding/colony management service to the in vivo research community; 
  • Continually evaluates and implements outsourcing strategy in order to leverage the internal knowledge and resources. 
  • Lead designated global veterinary and/or laboratory animal care program initiatives & strategies, including portfolio management, space utilization, staff productivity/efficiency, standardization, and outsourcing initiatives 
  • Partner with NIBR and Corporate Animal Welfare, external stakeholders, and the NIBR in vivo community in leading NIBR in appropriate use of animals. 
  • In addition, the Head Laboratory Animal Services will: 
  • Continuously evaluate and optimize processes in alignment with the latest organizational requirements 
  • Work with Animal Welfare, NIBR IT, Finance, HR, Legal and other experts and stake-holders to manage the staff and the portfolio of in vivo activities 
  • Track/report group metrics 
  • Lead and manage the LAS team, including annual reviews, compensation and benefits planning and on-going personal and professional development conversations 

This role will be reporting to the Global Head of Scientific Operations, which consists of five global functions focused on enabling NIBR's scientific mission. We provide integrated programs and services that support our scientific community, including laboratory animal services, animal welfare programs, lab services programs, quality, and information management in addition to operational alliances support. This position will be an integral part of the Scientific Operations leadership team and act as leader for NIBR Operations. 

EEO Statement: The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

Minimum requirements - Ideal Background: 

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent required 
  • Bachelor's Degree and/or Master's Degree in Science or equivalent required 
  • Current license to practice Veterinary Medicine in any state. Eligibility to practice in Massachusetts required 
  • Current or eligible Federal and State controlled substances registration. Eligibility in Massachusetts required 
  • Completion of a recognized post-doctoral or residency specialty training program in laboratory animal medicine or comparative medicine highly desirable 
  • Boarded in American College of Veterinary Medicine (ACLAM) or board eligible highly desirable 

Languages

  • English; German a plus 

Experience

  • 10+ years previous experience in laboratory animal care program management as Clinical Veterinarian, Associate/Assistant Director, or Director required 
  • Strong veterinary clinical skills background required 
  • Knowledge of laboratory rodent and other small mammal species husbandry and program management skills required 
  • Strong knowledge and background in IACUC function & responsibilities as well as all related federal, state, local and voluntary accrediting agency regulations and guidelines 
  • Background and/or practical applied research experience in basic sciences highly desirable

Applicants can apply directly at Applicants can apply directly at: https://sjobs.brassring.com/tgwebhost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=13617&siteid=5260&jobid=2411311


Director of University Laboratory Animal Resources 
University of California, Irvine

Posted 18 March 2016

Position Overview

UCI seeks a Director of University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR), an AAALAC-accredited animal program.

Responsibilities: Operation of over 120,000 sq. ft. of vivaria; compliance with federal/state regulations and university and AAALAC accreditation standards; member of the IACUC; financial oversight of department; oversight of staff training in use of laboratory animals; guidance to Environmental Health and Safety regarding the laboratory animal occupational health program; and assisting with design of campus vivaria. 

Qualifications: DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited school of veterinary medicine, California licensure (or eligibility); Specialty certification, or eligibility for certification, by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM); detailed knowledge of federal and state regulations; experience with AAALAC accreditation standards; experience in training on the care and use of research animals; excellent written and oral communication skills; management experience; advanced degree preferred; and board certification by ACLAM is required. Valid California Driver's License.

Salary: Commensurate with experience (MSP VI)
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Career Position.

Addition position requirements:

  • Must carry a pager/cell phone and be available to work after hours, weekends, and holidays on a rotating on-call basis.
  • Must wear protective clothing provided by the department.
  • Mandatory participation in Occupational Health Program.
  • Must attend departmental offered classes.

To review the full job description and to apply for this position, visit us online at (no www.) jobs.uci.edu, click on job listings and search for job number 2016-0255.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/3bnp7k53rb

 

Director and Attending Veterinarian
Baylor University, Waco, TX

Posted 14 March 2016

Position Overview

Baylor University is seeking an experienced Director and Attending Veterinarian specializing in small animal research for the Baylor Animal Facility. The candidate will direct and oversee daily operations, provide veterinary care and training, develop SOP's and policies, and ensure the facility is compliant with all applicable University, state and federal regulations. The selected candidate must be licensed to practice Veterinary medicine in the state of Texas and must be ACLAM certified or eligible by the start of employment. For a complete job description please see the link in the "To Apply" section below.

Qualifications

A Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine Degree (DVM, VMD), three years of relevant work experience, and a Christian faith are required. Five years of relevant work experience are preferred. Completion of a residency program in laboratory animal medicine is preferred and may be substituted for equivalent experience.

The Baylor Experience

Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job! As part of the Baylor family, employees not only receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, generous time off, and fantastic automatic retirement contributions*, they also get to experience Baylor.

  • Experience the culture of working for an institution consistently ranked as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Experience a mission driven organization based on a strong Christian commitment (baylor.edu/about)( http://www.baylor.edu/about)
  • Experience Baylor academics with outstanding tuition remission for staff and qualified dependents*
  • Experience our beautiful campus with access to libraries, museums, and recreational facilities such as our fitness center, athletic courts, an indoor swimming pool, and the Baylor marina to name a few
  • Experience our great dining facilities and enjoy an employee discount
  • Experience Baylor athletics with reduced admission or free access to athletic events
  • Experience Baylor through many more wonderful events and programs that take place on campus each year

*For more details and eligibility requirements, please visit www.baylor.edu/hr 

To Apply 

View the full position description: Animal Facility Director and Attending Veterinarian (https://www1.baylor.edu/jobdescription/?posn=150425) .Please submit an on-line application at https://jobs.baylor.edu along with a cover letter and resume.

About Baylor

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For."( http://chronicle.com/article/Great-Colleges-To-Work-For/147387/#id=big-table) Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 16,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting staff who support our mission as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.

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, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant's religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

www.baylor.edu  

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/hchcjm3y54


Director of Laboratory Animal Resources and Attending Veterinarian
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Posted 14 March 2016

DESCRIPTION

Indiana University invites applications for the position of Director of Laboratory Animal Resources - Attending Veterinarian required for support of its ongoing "Life Sciences Initiatives" on the Bloomington campus. The mission of Laboratory Animal Resources (http://lar.indiana.edu/) is to provide high quality, humane care for research and teaching animals at Indiana University Bloomington, and ensure compliance with federal laws and guidelines and campus policies related to animal use. The Director is responsible for managing the AAALAC-accredited campus core animal facilities and providing medical care and oversight for all campus facilities in which animals are maintained for research and teaching. The Director is also expected to be a resource for all animal-related research activities conducted by the faculty. This position reports to the Office of the Vice Provost for Research on the Indiana University Bloomington Campus.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Actively facilitating and participating in animal-related research projects
  • Reviewing and disseminating new research procedures
  • Managing the daily operations of the University's Laboratory Animal Resources (including budgeting and staffing )
  • Directing a campus-wide program of veterinary care and preventive medicine
  • Directing, and developing as needed, training programs in animal care for research staff
  • Fostering the professional development of the animal-care staff
  • Consulting in the development of new animal care facilities as necessary
  • Providing clinical and surgical support for animal research projects
  • Serving as a member of the IACUC in the review and approval of animal research protocols to ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS  

Candidates must hold a veterinary degree from an AVMA accredited institution, be licensed (or eligible) to practice veterinary medicine in Indiana, be ACLAM board certified or eligible, and possess substantial experience in leadership administration of lab animal services. Candidates must also demonstrate a history of collaborative participation in animal research. 

The Director of Laboratory Animal Resources - Campus Veterinarian is a full-time, non-tenured, academic position whose rank and salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

APPLICATION

Review of applications will start on April 22, 2016. The first round of interviews will be scheduled for May 2-13, 2016. This position has a target start date of July 1, 2016 but is negotiable.  Interested candidates can find further detailed application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/2314.

Three letters of recommendation will be expected along with a CV and Letter of Application. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Alicia Adelman, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, 530 E. Kirkwood Ave, Carmichael Center 204, Bloomington, IN  47408, abadelma@indiana.edu.


Clinical and Research Veterinarian
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Posted 4 March 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is seeking an experienced veterinarian to join the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) as a Research Assistant Professor.  Duties will include laboratory animal clinical care, supervision of husbandry and veterinary technical staff, oversight of regulatory compliance, consultation and training for animal users, and limited teaching of graduate and professional students as a faculty member of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the School of Medicine. Participation in resident training in laboratory animal medicine and independent or collaborative research with residents and investigators at UNC are expected.   The animal care and use program at UNC is centrally managed by the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) and reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Research. More than 150,000 animals are housed in 17 animal facilities and used by faculty in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Pharmacy, College of Arts and Sciences in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. DLAM employs more than 170 individuals including 5 veterinarians, 4 residents in laboratory animal medicine and 10 veterinary technicians.  Qualified candidates will be a US-licensed veterinarian with 3 or more years of work in the field of laboratory animal medicine, board eligible or certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and have a record of published research.  A Ph.D and/or evidence of a strong commitment to independent or collaborative research are desirable. If not board certified there is expectation that the successful candidate will obtain ACLAM certification within 1-2 years.  The candidate should have clinical and/or research experience at a large academic institution and a working knowledge of regulatory requirements for the care and use of laboratory animals.  Experience with large rodent breeding colonies, genetically-altered animals, gnotobiotic facilities and animal surgery is a plus.  Minimum qualifications include ACLAM board eligibility or certification, a veterinary license in at least one state in the U.S., and the ability to become licensed in North Carolina.  For consideration, candidates must have outstanding written and oral communications skills, strong writing abilities and mature problem-solving skills.  This position will report to the Director of DLAM. 

Interested candidates must complete an online application at:  http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/92893 and submit a letter of application, three references and recent curriculum vitae.  Persons with questions about this position may contact Dr. Steven Shipley (sshipley@med.unc.edu). 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.


Senior Staff Veterinarian
Charles River
Houston, TX

Posted 4 March 2016

Job ID: 160318

http://jobs.criver.com/houston/veterinary/jobid9965142-senior-staff-veterinarian-jobs

Responsibilities

BASIC SUMMARY:

Responsible for providing professional veterinary services. Oversee and perform veterinary procedures that support all aspects of veterinary care for the site. Assist the Director in oversight of the animal care and use program. May supervise or oversee veterinary staff and manage the activities of assigned section to ensure effective performance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee daily animal health assessment program.
  • Perform veterinary rounds as scheduled, and provide clinical care and preventive medicine support.
  • May perform surgical support and provide anesthesia, surgical and analgesic technical expertise/advice.
  • Perform pre-shipment physical examination of animals assigned for delivery to customers, including radiographic review, ultrasonagraphy, Electrocardiogram (ECG), evaluation of routine screening tests and specific tests if required by customer.
  • Responsible for the overall training program for veterinary technicians/staff. Ensure that training is properly documented and regularly updated as necessary.
  • Oversee the Environmental Enhancement program for NHPs.
  • Provide animal health care guidance for veterinary services personnel as required.
  • Ensure that internal and external reports and other materials are prepared and submitted as required.
  • Provide responses to internal/external inspections and quality audits of veterinary or animal welfare type content.
  • Implement and monitor the preventive health program appropriate to the site’s needs.
  • Serve as advisor to management in technical matters as they relate to the site including application of new technology and any changes in national policies, procedures, guidelines or regulations affecting animal care and use.
  • Assist Director in oversight of quarantine program which includes participation in vendor management, e.g. reviewing vendor health information, communicating specific issues related to shipments to them, tracking overall vendor performance, and interacting with the CDC as warranted.
  • Assist Director in oversight of animal holding program with respect to overall colony health preventative medicine, clinical care, and client owned animal colony management.
  • Provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), including protocol review, program review and facility inspections. May serve on the IACUC.
  • Ensure all procedures and processes are accomplished in accordance with the regulations as it relates to animal welfare and veterinary issues.
  • Write, review and update veterinary care and/or necropsy SOPs as required.
  • Perform expert veterinary support to internal and external customers.
  • Maintain compliance with all applicable laws and regulations including the Animal Welfare Act.
  • Ensure that all animal care related activities are conducted in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), Center for Disease Control (CDC), and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA),) standards and regulations.
  • Will use controlled substances and be responsible for maintaining appropriate records.
  • May assist in management of the activities of assigned section, including supervising employees, scheduling, personnel actions (hiring, promotions, transfers), discipline, personnel development and performance monitoring.
  • Assist in the development of operating objectives, organizational structure, staffing requirements, budget, departmental systems and SOPs.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Attending Veterinarian/Director
Brigham & Women's Hospital Center for Comparative Medicine
Boston, MA

Applicants can apply directly at: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=3012543&lang=en

Description:

The primary responsibilities of the AV are to ensure optimal veterinary care for all animals in the program, and to create a comprehensive program of animal care and use that meets or exceeds regulatory requirements and industry standards.  This includes developing the animal care and use program at BWH, oversight of veterinary care, facility operations and biosecurity, development of veterinary SOPs and policies, instituting training requirements and providing veterinary guidance to other institutional committees, etc. The AV will also work with Research Administration and Compliance to lead the establishment of the BWH animal program.

Qualifications:

  1. D.V.M./V.M.D. or equivalent
  2. Minimum of 5-6 years related experience in research/lab animal environment, including  supervisory experience in a large, multi-species animal program
  3. Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Massachusetts
  4. ACLAM certification required 
  5. Completion of a residency program in laboratory animal medicine  preferred and may be substituted for equivalent experience

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.


Section Leader/Nutrition Trial Management
Nestle Purina Petcare Center
St. Joseph, MO

Nestle Purina Petcare Company

In 2001, Nestlé acquired Ralston Purina Company forming Nestlé Purina PetCare Company. Nestlé's rich history in pet care, with brands such as Friskies®, Fancy Feast®, Mighty Dog® and Alpo®, combined with Purina's strong heritage in pet care, has created a leading, globally competitive business. Purina stands for trust, and the Purina® brand consistently maintains a leadership position for trust with pet owners. We earn that trust every day through unparalleled knowledge of our consumers and their pets, expertise in nutrition, comprehensive range of high-quality established brands, and dedicated associates whose mission is to enrich the lives of pets and the people who love them.

St. Joseph Petcare Center - A Place for Discovery

 From studying the causes of pet obesity to discovering how to help extend a pet's healthy years, more than 400 scientists - including nutritionists, veterinarians, behaviorists, engineers and food scientists are at work every day at Nestle Purina and its Pet Care Center. 

In addition to studying pet health and happiness, we also work hard to develop new ways of working so we can help enrich the lives of pets and the people who love them. It's this goal that has helped us find smarter ways to track the quality of our ingredients, and manufacturing processes that help reduce our environmental impact.

JOB SUMMARY: Section Leader - Nutrition Trial Management

Plans, organizes and coordinates all veterinary procedures as required in nutrition trial (NT) research protocols. Manages all activities and personnel in the Nutrition Trial Veterinary Management team.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Coordinate all veterinary procedures requested in NT protocols to insure the health and wellbeing of the cats and dogs in the PetCare Center
  • Coordinate scheduling of nutrition tests with PetCare teams
  • Insure proper data management with IT systems and data validation on critical NT parameters
  • Develop, maintain and practice continuous improvement in processes that increase consistency, efficiency, proper execution of NTs and maximize data accuracy.
  • Assist PetCare team on pet demographics and population management
  • Advise/liaise with Research Nutrition Group, Global Nutrition Group and other Nestle Purina R&D Centers and project leaders as well as Nestle Purina operations on relevant nutrition and veterinary issues
  • Assist with claims review as requested by Product Technology Center (PTC) and marketing
  • Oversee the allocation of pets to nutrition tests and the prioritization of tests according to the Nestle Purina PetCare R&D strategic plan or other business needs
  • Represent Nestle Purina expertise to key industry, customer and influential visitors at the PetCare Center
  • Provide training to internal Nestle Purina employees
  • Maintain and oversee updates to policies and procedures documents, including SOPs and the Nestle Purina PTC Policy Guide
  • Function as a project team member as requested. Activities include, but are not limited to:
    • Input into protocol design
    • Obtaining clinical records of pets assigned to protocols
    • Assisting in documentation and reporting of results
    • Assisting in compiling, writing or editing reports, patents or publications
    • Adherence to Company policy on protection of patent rights and intellectual property
  • Insure teams’ knowledge of and compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and with procedures and protocols in the Nestlé Purina PTC Policy Guide
  • Maintain records required by the record retention policy and the Animal Welfare Act
  • Supervise, coordinate and organize the work of the Nutrition Trial team to provide leadership and focus to the group to meet strategic plan
  • Coach employees to meet performance expectations; guide employee training and development
  • Conduct all activity in compliance with generally accepted veterinary practice, Good Laboratory Practices and all required Company policies and procedures

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Contribute to nutritional research protocols as required
  • Act as a member of the PetCare Committee
  • Plan, organize and coordinate the necessary nutrition tests in the PTC as required for training, development or knowledge-building internally in PetCare
  • Weekend supervisory duty for site on rotational basis

JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Knowledge):

  • DVM degree or Doctorate degree in Nutrition Science or Animal Science related discipline
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in nutrition, leading teams or projects.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED:

  • Experience in a research environment

To learn more about the opportunity visit: http://jobs.nestlepurinacareers.com/ShowJob/Id/748601/Section-Leader-Nutrition-Trial-Mgmt/  or apply online at www.nestlepurinacareers.com.  

Nestlé Purina is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and is looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.
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Deputy Chief
Comparative Medicine Branch Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Health and Human Services
Research Triangle Park, NC

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health is searching for a Veterinary Medical Officer to serve as Deputy Chief of the Comparative Medicine Branch (CMB), Facility Veterinarian, and Deputy Animal Program Director. CMB provides a broad range of services and collaborative support for NIEHS intramural research programs. The incumbent will be responsible for assisting the Chief CMB with the management of an Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) accredited animal care and use program and for support of NIEHS animal research programs that study the effects of environmental agents in order to develop methods of disease prevention and treatment.

CMB is responsible for management of the NIEHS animal care and use program, which includes facility management, animal procurement and housing, animal health surveillance and disease diagnosis, clinical veterinary services, rodent breeding, technical and surgical assistance, embryo transfer, rederivation and cryopreservation, animal imaging, behavioral phenotyping, quality assurance of animal food, bedding, and water, and professional advice to the institute on important animal issues.

CMB also supports the scientific staff by providing training for investigators and technicians, post-approval compliance monitoring, quality assurance support for research projects, consultation with investigators planning animal research projects, and administrative and professional staffing for the Institute Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC). The CMB plans and conducts research appropriate to these functions and participates in the training of residents in an ACLAM approved laboratory animal medicine training program.

The NIEHS Animal Care and Use Program is fully accredited by AAALAC, International. CMB supports over 120 active animal research projects for scientists in the Division of Intramural Research. A daily inventory of over 30,000 rodents and amphibians is maintained.

The incumbent will supervise the three CMB section chiefs (Animal Resources, Veterinary Medicine, and Quality Assurance Laboratory) and will serve on the NIEHS ACUC as well as other committees as directed by the Chief, CMB. The incumbent will be expected to participate in independent or collaborative research and training, and work with the Chief, CMB to resolve pertinent issues and challenges. The incumbent will participate in long range strategic planning processes to develop and implement effective goals and directions for the animal care program and provide information and recommendations to the Chief, CMB.

Mandatory Qualification Requirements: Minimum qualifications include a DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited or approved college, a current license to practice veterinary medicine in any state in the United States and board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.

Although not essential, experience in the following areas is preferred: managing, or assisting in managing, an (AAALAC) accredited program using the 2011 Guide; supporting animal-based biomedical research, establishing guidelines and procedures for animal care and use activities consistent with pertinent laws, acts, regulations, and policies; evaluating the effectiveness of programs and providing guidance on a veterinary medical program and animal health standards and criteria; performing veterinary medical diagnostic, surgical and/or treatment services for one on more species of laboratory animals in a laboratory environment prior to and during research utilization.

To Apply: Applications for this position will be accepted through March 22, 2016 via email at dir-appls@niehs.nih.gov. Applicants should submit one combined PDF including current curriculum vitae with complete bibliography and a one-page cover letter summarizing previous work experience managing an animal program and future interests. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference in PDF format sent directly to dir-appls@niehs.nih.gov. As there are other recruitments currently running, please instruct your referees to include your name and the vacancy number (DC-CMB-2016) in the subject line of their email.

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

DHHS, NIH, NIEHS are an equal opportunity employer


Attending Veterinarian and Director
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Direct Link to Apply: www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=7276, req# 03015945.

The UC Davis Attending Veterinarian reports to the Institutional Official and has the primary charge of providing "adequate veterinary care" for all of the animals used in one of the largest and most diverse animal care and use programs in the country. The program involves research and teaching activities that are covered by approximately 1400 protocols conducted by approximately 500 principal investigators, which cover more than 70 animal species housed in 28 on- and off-campus vivaria and 14 investigator maintained facilities. Total space of all animal facilities is close to one million square feet.

The AV also serves a public information, training, and consultative role on behalf of the University's programs of animal care and use. S/he advises campus animal facility management, animal users, and administration regarding current standards for research animal care. The AV is an ad-hoc member of the Institutional Biosafety Committee and is required by law to serve as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

The AV serves as Director of TRACS that provides veterinary care and husbandry services to the majority of laboratory animals used on the Davis and Sacramento campuses.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current knowledge of laboratory animal medicine as evidenced by Diplomate Status in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Knowledge of institutional, local, state, national and international rules and regulations governing the use and care of laboratory animals (USDA Animal Welfare Act, ILAR Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Endangered Species Act, FDA Good Laboratory Practice Regulations, and California Public Health Law).
  • Knowledge of humane care and housing of animals with understanding of standards and guidelines as established by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).
  • Demonstrated competency in a leadership role.
  • Working knowledge of the ethical controversies surrounding research animal use and the ability to facilitate potentially difficult conversations and situations that can arise from these controversies.
  • Experience working effectively with the personnel of regulatory agencies, funding agencies, and national bodies.
  • Experience in triage demonstrated by an ability to effectively assign priorities among seemingly conflicting goals and act decisively, yet retain flexibility and maintain an open mind.
  • Management skills to effectively supervise skilled technical and clerical staff and manage all unit resources.
  • Knowledge and experience managing represented employees.
  • Experience in public speaking and media relations.
  • Experience presenting complex and technical information to varied audiences of all sizes, and to translate medical-biological jargon into understandable terms for non-technical audiences.
  • Experience in preventive medicine programs required for laboratory animals, nonhuman primates, agricultural species, aquatic species, amphibians, reptiles and other exotic species including vaccination, parasitology, bacteriology, and virology screening programs.
  • Experience in conducting presentations at national and international specialty meetings.  

About UC Davis

Located near the state capital, UC Davis has more than 35,000 students, over 2,500 faculty and more than 21,000 staff, an annual research budget of over $700 million, a comprehensive health system and 13 specialized research centers. The university offers interdisciplinary graduate study and more than 100 undergraduate majors in four colleges — Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Engineering, and Letters and Science. It also houses six professional schools — Education, Law, Management, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.

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Clinical Veterinarian
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

The Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) has an immediate opening for an experienced clinical veterinarian to join our team of seven staff and two resident veterinarians. This position will have a primary emphasis on working with nonhuman primates and large animal surgical models, but will also encompass work with rodents and other species as needed. All veterinarians work actively with the IACUC and are engaged in protocol review, facility inspections, and other related activities. In addition, this individual will help the group develop standard operating procedures, and participate in the development and implementation of training programs for veterinary technicians, postdoctoral trainees, animal care staff, and researchers. CCM oversees a large, diverse program that includes eight vivaria and several specialized core facilities, including a germ free rodent facility. Our veterinarians work with a wide range of species and models for human disease. CCM employs a staff of 160 professionals, including veterinarians, veterinary technicians, trainers, animal care technicians, and an administrative group. Our program also includes a comparative pathology laboratory and we participate in a laboratory animal medicine residency program that includes training and experience across multiple TMC animal care and use programs.

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

Responsibilities:

  • The clinical veterinarian will be responsible for and provide care to research animals in assigned facilities to include:
  • Observation of health status and maintenance of animal health records.
  • Conduct and/or order diagnostic tests.
  • Prescribe and oversee treatment medications.
  • Consult/assist researchers with protocol development.
  • Consult with investigators regarding animal model selection and proper animal use practices.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: The ideal candidate must have a DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA- accredited veterinary school and licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state of the USA, and be eligible for Texas and DEA licensure after hire.
  • Experience: A minimum of five years of experience in laboratory animal medicine is required for consideration; postdoctoral training in Laboratory Animal Medicine as well as ACLAM Diplomate status are preferred qualifications.
  • This individual must have the following skills:
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of veterinary medicine.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, the specialized equipment and materials used in veterinary medicine.
  • A thorough knowledge of all rules, regulations, policies and guidelines relating to the use of research animals.
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and research personnel, and institutional administrators. 

To apply for this opportunity please visit:

https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BCM&cws=1&rid=8747

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access Employer


Laboratory Animal Veterinary Internship
University of Colorado Denver
Aurora, CO

CU Denver has an exciting new 1 year laboratory animal medicine veterinary internship intended for a recent veterinary graduate, who may have developed a recent interest in laboratory animal medicine or may not have matched with a residency.  The internship will provide a great foundation in lab animal medicine, and ideally lead the veterinarian into a residency program. The focus will be primarily on the clinical skills development and research. The intern will have significant training and supervision initially, and then be expected to function autonomously with a senior veterinarian available for consultation. The intern will also be assigned a research mentor with the goal of performing a project that leads to a first author publication.

The University of Colorado Denver is an AAALAC-accredited program with 4 ACLAM diplomates and 1 ACVP diplomate who provide care for a wide variety of species in a wide variety of research fields. The candidate should possess a veterinary degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and licensure to practice in one state within the US (or to be obtained prior to anticipated start date of July 1, 2016). The salary will be $35,000 with full benefits and financial support to attend a national conference and perform a 2 week external rotation.  For the job listing (#03946), please click here. Please note that the posting states it closes March 31st, but we plan on closing the posting on March 6th

This is a new program that we are excited to initiate so please pass on information to any potential applicants. For questions or more information, including a program description, please contact Derek.Fong@UCDenver.edu.

 


Assistant Professor, Faculty/Clinical Veterinarian
Pennsylvania State College of Medicine
Hershey, PA

Applicants are being sought for a clinical veterinarian in the Department of Comparative Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine. The position provides a unique opportunity to develop an academic career in an internationally-recognized department. The individual will work with laboratory animal veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary pathologist, and biomedical researchers. Responsibilities include:  (1) providing health care for laboratory animals and professional services to research personnel in a multi-species AAALAC-accredited laboratory animal facility; (2) participating in teaching and training of veterinary residents, graduate students and medical students; and (3) developing collaborative research interests. This is a non-tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must have a DVM or VMD degree, successfully completed a residency/training program in laboratory animal medicine, be licensed to practice in at least one state, and have US citizenship or permanent resident status. Board certification or eligibility in Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is required. Salary and benefits are generous and will be based on experience and qualifications. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of 3 references.

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/755407

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Veterinarian
Tulane National Primate Research Center
Covington, LA

The Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) has experienced growth to its animal resource and research programs and is seeking applications for the position of veterinarian within the Division of Veterinary Medicine to help meet the needs of the 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 4,500 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 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 7 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 eligibility is required.  The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to interact positively with others with an orientation toward team science, intellectual curiosity, and demonstrated initiative toward continuous improvement. The successful candidate will have opportunities to develop collaborative and/or independent research programs.

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

Interested persons should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references to: Rudolf P. Bohm, Jr., DVM, Associate Director and Chief Veterinary Medical Officer, Tulane National Primate Research Center, 18703 Three Rivers Road, Covington, LA 70433. For more information call (985) 871-6266 or email bohm@tulane.edu.

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


Principal Scientist, Clinical Veterinarian
Pfizer
Groton, CT

We are looking for an experienced individual to support Comparative Medicine by delivering high quality clinical veterinary medicine and surgery throughout the animal facilities. There is regular interaction with colleagues fulfilling the key regulatory responsibilities of the applicable local regulations and AAALAC International guidelines. The successful candidate will also oversee aspects of veterinary care delegated to veterinary staff.

This role requires refinement of veterinary clinical skills in laboratory animal medicine and the Comparative Medicine discipline with the opportunity to influence a culture for flawless animal care and welfare. There is opportunity to work with Comparative Medicine colleagues globally. Development of an in-depth understanding of one or more aspects of laboratory animal medicine, e.g. rodent health surveillance, surgery, genetically modified animals or primatology, is encouraged. Experience with project teams and working across lines and disciplines can be gained.

Additional requirements include:

  • DVM, VMD; licensed to practice in the US or equivalent required
  • Board certified by ACLAM or other relevant certification in the US (or equivalent board certification) preferred
  • Laboratory animal medicine experience with record of increased responsibilities and accomplishments
  • Must possess a clear understanding of regulations guidance (e.g. USDA, GLP) and AAALAC accreditation standards related to the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing
  • In general, a colleague at this level will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience

For more detailed information about this position, visit www.pfizercareers.com and search by JOB ID # 1025524.


Director of Animal Science Center and Attending Veterinarian

Boston University
Boston, MA

The Animal Science Center (ASC) provides veterinary care and research support for all animals used in research and teaching at Boston University and Boston Medical Center.  The ASC Director 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 oversees the entire ASC program.  On a daily basis supervises all of the skilled veterinarians at BU, Animal Health Technicians and husbandry staff; this includes responsibility for capital equipment and has authority to authorize purchasing of supplies and materials necessary for the program.  The ASC Director acts as the Attending Veterinarian for all animal research programs at BU and supports these activities by developing and implementing effective clinical veterinary care and use programs.  The animal care and use program has a wide variety of species and facilities, including aquatics, nonhuman primates, and an ABSL-3 and ABSL-4 facility.

The Director is expected to make decisions regarding the animals under his/her care, and personnel and resources that he/she oversees.  Because the use of animals in research is highly regulated, the authority to take independent action or determine policy is known only through a thorough knowledge of applicable policies, laws, and regulations.  The Director is also expected to perform or assign management tasks in an effective manner that furthers the BU goal of humane animal research.  The Director is expected to support the Culture of Safety at BU.

The Director of ASC has a critical function in providing direct research support services to faculty and their animals, and provides necessary management and oversight to the ASC workforce.

Essential Functions

60% Management Duties

  1. The Director is responsible for the management of the skilled veterinary technical staff, all clinical veterinarians at BU, and ASC husbandry operations in full compliance with the Program of Veterinary Care.  The Director is vested with the authority to establish and assign the clinical coverage dates, times and afterhours coverage for all veterinary technicians and clinical veterinarians at the ASC.
  2. Serves as the Attending Veterinarian for Boston University and provides advice to the IACUC.  Serves as a voting member of the IACUC. 
  3. Develops and implements the Program of Veterinary Care for Boston University.
  4. 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.
  5. Develop and periodically update standard operating procedures.
  6. Provide data and expertise to assist in cost accounting of veterinary services and related technical functions.
  7. Train veterinarians, technicians, and researchers in proper methodology, handling, surgery and other veterinary medical areas and descriptive terminology using ASC personnel or other available resources.
  8. Serve on appropriate University committees relating to research activities, as assigned. Review animal research protocols for IACUC and IBC.
  9. Oversee the ASC budget (e.g. recharge development and implementation, managing and tracking of expenditure and revenue, etc.).
  10. Manage the ASC staff.
  11. Other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President for Research Compliance.

40% Clinical Duties

The Director provides clinical services and support for research animals at Boston University.  These responsibilities include:

  1. Ensure that all research animals are in good health and free of spontaneous disease.
  2. Provide appropriate physical examinations and diagnostic services and records to complement programs of disease prevention and control commensurate with accepted veterinary medical and laboratory animal husbandry practices established by the ASC.
  3. Provide and administer services in all aspects of veterinary care of various species (rodents, non-human primates, small ruminants, rabbits, frogs, birds, chinchillas, fish, cats and other lab animals), as may be assigned. This may include providing clinical veterinary medical care, surgical, analgesic and anesthetic support or advice to researchers.  Animal husbandry and environmental enrichment advice may be required.
  4. Direct the quarantine and isolation of animals.  Cooperate with various researchers as necessary to ensure that a minimal health standard is established and met for animals as appropriate.
  5. Assure that all functions are met and documented by the appropriate accession, examination, interpretation, and record keeping (medical, regulatory, institutional and other records) as established and required by the ASC, IBC and IACUC.
  6. Advise and counsel investigators on animal and research problems related to animal wellbeing, health, use, and the interaction of spontaneous disease with research goals; provide technical support to research scientists.
  7. Perform gross necropsy examinations and related activities.
  8. Assist with site visits, consultations, or laboratory animal services assigned to or contracted by the ASC.
  9. Ensure facility and researcher compliance with NIH/OLAW guidelines, AAALAC requirements and animal welfare regulations.
  10. Respond to human zoonotic exposures by advising the appropriate physician or other designated BU personnel of animal health status.
  11. Provide, schedule, coordinate and interpret vendor and sentinel health screening reports.
  12. Provide emergency veterinary care on a rotating on-call schedule.

Requirements

The Director and Attending Veterinarian must have DVM degree from an accredited veterinary program and must be a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and have at least 7-10 years of experience in a research intensive academic environment.

The position assumes skills, knowledge and ability in general laboratory animal techniques, clinical, surgical and anesthesia techniques, and special diagnostic procedures related to the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease in laboratory in a university environment. Experience with Bio-Safety Level-3 and a willingness to learn and work in Bio-Safety Level -4.

The candidate must also possess:

  1. Highly developed interpersonal skills to interact with investigators.
  2. Knowledge of the animal welfare laws and regulations, vivarium  methodology,  biomedical techniques for teaching and research including  primates,  rodents, rabbits, fish, swine, cats, birds and other laboratory animal species.
  3. The ability to communicate, organize, plan, supervise, and advise a wide variety of personnel.
  4. Knowledge of research proposal-writing, data-gathering, and technical writing is important.
  5. This position is a critical component of research activities at BU and Boston Medical Center (BMC), as such the ASC Director and Attending Veterinarian plays two key roles; one as the administrative Director of ASC and the second as the Attending Veterinarian with its key function in setting the leadership of the animal care and use program.  The incumbent will be assisting the Associate Vice President for Research Compliance and Institutional Official in providing service and partnership with the research program at BU; therefore the individual’s communication and interpersonal experiences and abilities in developing teamwork and an environment of inclusion and collaboration is extremely important.

Please apply through the BU Human Resources Website.


Deputy Institutional Official--Animal Research, Planning, and Facilities
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Salary commensurate with experience.
Final Filing Date: 02/05/2016 (or open until filled).

Job Summary:

The Deputy Institutional Official is responsible for long-range planning and harmonizing the currently distributed operations of over 1 million square feet of animal holding space in 200+ buildings, managed by separate vivarium managers with differing financial structures. The Deputy Institutional Official leads a Cabinet comprised of a wide range of stakeholders to find solutions that balance multiple, and often competing, resource priorities: Attending Vet; Sr. AVC-Planning, Delivery and Facilities; Sr AVC- Finance and Resource Management; IACUC Chair; IACUC Administrator; AVC Facilities Management; Vivarium Facility Manager Representative; Office of Research Representative; User group representation; Faculty advisors designated by Academic Senate. Supports the University in achieving its academic mission by assuring compliance with all applicable federal, state and local animal welfare regulations that govern the use of animals in research and teaching. In close collaboration with the Attending Veterinarian and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and staff to ensure regulatory matters, animal welfare & research facilitation are balanced with efficient daily operations and long-range academic and facility needs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or equivalent education & experience in a related field with knowledge of and involvement in conducting animal research. 
  • Demonstrated Experience & significant results in and around research animals and facilities including knowledge of animal research regulations. 
  • Strategic budget and accounting skills to produce a budget plan and rates; forecast trends; conduct periodic cost analyses of operations and share per diem costs with clients. 
  • Skills to assess ongoing and potentially changing personnel needs within the established budget and requests revisions to the budget. 
  • Demonstrated skill to establish, influence, and maintain collaborative relationships with diverse individuals while providing and ensuring quality veterinary care and programmatic and regulatory compliance. 
  • Skills to hire, train, develop, and take corrective action as needed for employees and provide mentoring for performance evaluations and smooth day-to-day operations. 
  • Working experience to conduct periodic cost analyses of Laboratory Animal Resources operations and to share projected per diem costs with scientists. 
  • Positive written and verbal communications with all staff, IACUC administrator, students, faculty, and administrators. 
  • Interpersonal skills to set the tone for a program that promotes an interactive, quality service oriented atmosphere and team-work approach in working with faculty and staff. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of modern facility design. 

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

http://employment.ucdavis.edu   

Requisition number #03015642   

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