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University Attending Veterinarian and Director of the Department of Laboratory Animal Resources, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

1-17-19

The University of Maryland, College Park is seeking applications for the University Attending Veterinarian (UAV) and Director of the Department of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) position.

The University Attending Veterinarian (UAV) and Director of the Department of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) oversees the on and off campus care and use of animals in research, teaching and service programs at the University of Maryland. This includes a wide variety of vertebrate species used in biomedical and agricultural research and teaching. 

The UAV ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations and policies, as well as adherence to AAALAC standards; oversees several aspects of veterinary care such as husbandry, facilities, housing, preventative medicine and health surveillance, medical treatment, establishment of sedation, anesthetic and analgesic guidelines, handling and immobilization; ensures the legal purchase and transportation of animals within and between institutions and across states and country lines; and, develops, oversees and participates in PI/animal user training and outreach programs.

S/he participates in site visits and consultations by external oversight organizations (AAALAC International, USDA, industry partners, etc.) as necessary. The UAV serves as a member of the campus Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee and other relevant committees such as the Institutional Biosafety Committee, evaluating animal use protocols and amendments, providing guidance and support to committees, principal investigators and biosafety personnel, and, advises University leadership about issues and policies pertaining to animal care and use. 

As the DLAR Director, oversees the operations of the unit, ensuring that appropriate clinical care, facilities, housing, personnel and equipment are provided to meet the needs of University clients in accordance with regulatory and compliance standards. S/he serves as the facility veterinarian for the CARF, Vivarium, Biochemistry, Veterinary Medicine, Microbiology and IBBR facilities.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

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

Experience:

A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in laboratory animal medicine which includes institutional veterinary research (academic, industrial or government). Completion of a training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine with eligibility for certification in the field may be substituted for the three-year experience requirement. A minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience.

Experience overseeing a training curricula with the ability to prepare and present materials at training sessions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to communication, customer service, organization and ongoing improvement of University Animal Care and Use programs.
  • Direct knowledge of AAALAC accreditation process.
  • Must have intimate knowledge and familiarity with regulations, standards, and guidelines for care and use of vertebrate animals in teaching, research, and service.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with workforce management and budget oversight.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong consultative skills with the confidence and ability to enforce rules and make quick informed decisions.
  • Ability to effectively function as part of a team, and in collaboration with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion, tact, and confidentiality.
  • Computer literacy with standard word processing, MS Office Suite (i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint), email, and Internet applications.

Additional Certifications

  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in a state or territory of United States.
  • Must be USDA accredited.
  • Practitioner’s DEA license for dispensing of controlled substances.
  • Certification or eligibility to sit for the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Boards.

Preferences

  • Licensure in the State of Maryland.
  • Practitioner’s DEAlicense for dispensing of controlled substances, preferably in the State of Maryland.

Candidates must provide a Proof of Degree as a Supplemental Document with their application materials.

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Submit applications through the University of Maryland eJobs website:

https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/66483

Diversity Statement

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Clinical Veterinarian, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

1-14-19

The Clinical Veterinarian will be responsible for and provide care to research animals in assigned facilities. The Clinical Veterinarian will also participate in animal facility inspections, review IACUC protocols, develop standard operating procedures, and participate in the development and implementation of training programs for veterinary technicians, postdoctoral trainees, animal care staff, and investigators.

  • 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. 

Required:

  • DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state of the USA.
  • Obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in Texas within 6 months of hire.
  • Obtain a practitioner’s DEA registration within 6 months of hire.
  • 2 years’ experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principals 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 personnel, investigators and research staff, and institutional administrators.
  • Experience in an academic research environment.

Preferred:

  • Completion of an ACLAM-approved residency training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • ACLAM board certification.

Please contact Becky Blackwood, DVM for additional information.
blackwoo@bcm.edu
713-798-5885


Associate Director, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

1-8-19

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

Job Summary:  Under the supervision of the Director, serves as Associate Director of the Department of Animal Resources. Assists in directing the daily operations of the department including oversight of all aspects of the animal care and veterinary care programs.  Oversees administrative supervisory personnel for animal care, veterinary care, business services, and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee support and regulatory compliance.  Establishes and monitors animal care and use standards and ensures compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines.  Manages and oversees veterinary medical care programs.  Serves as Acting Director of Department of Animal Resources in the absence of Director.

Responsibilities/Outcomes:

  • Assists in directing daily operations of Department of Animal Resources.  Assists with strategic planning relating to budget, personnel, facilities, and equipment.
  • Manages and oversees veterinary medical care programs including diagnosis and treatment of disease, preventive medicine, health monitoring, and quarantine.
  • Provides veterinary medical diagnostic, surgical and treatment services for research animals.
  • Develops and manages programs for scientific support and customer service relating to the use of animals in research.
  • Develops and manages regulatory compliance and post-approval monitoring of animal use protocols. Ensures that animals are provided care in accordance with state and federal regulations to promotion physical and psychological well-being and minimize discomfort.
  • Supervises unit employees, as assigned.  Assists in recruitment, screening, hiring orientation and training of unit staff.  Evaluates employee performance and provides guidance and feedback.  Counsels or disciplines supervised employees, as required.
  • Schedules, assigns and prioritizes workloads.  Sets appropriate deadlines. 
  • Monitors employee performance on a day-to-day basis.
  • Participates in Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) as a voting member and other university regulatory committees, as required.
  • Develops and implements security and emergency planning procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.  The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Minimum  Qualifications:

  • DVM degree or equivalent.
  • Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • A minimum of five years of laboratory animal medicine experience in a clinical or research setting.
  • Experience in evaluating and implementing programs to comply with federal regulations, guidelines, and AAALAC accreditation standards.
  • Licensure in veterinary medicine in at least one state and eligible for California state licensure.
  • Excellent administrative skills including recordkeeping, prioritizing multiple tasks, researching information, scheduling, supervising staff members, and applying understood policies and procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

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

USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six (6) months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball and other campus events.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.

The application process is available under Requisition Number 20069222 athttps://usccareers.usc.edu/


Clinical Veterinarian, Charles River Insourcing Solutions, Hamilton, MT

1-4-19

Charles River is seeking a Clinical Veterinarian for our Insourcing Solutions site located Hamilton, MT.

The Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for providing veterinary clinical care and research support as well monitoring colony health care for animals used at the lab animal facility in BSL2-4 environments.  Maintain, monitor and document the veterinary care and support as well as behavioral enrichment of multi species. Please visit the link below for full job description of duties.

https://jobs.criver.com/job/Missoula-Clinical-Veterinarian-MT-59801/527241200/

Qualifications: D.V.M or V.M.D from an AVMA accredited program or ECFVG certification. Four years laboratory animal experience with multiple species. NHP (old world and new world) experience a plus. Preference for experience working with infectious agents in BSL 2- 4 environment. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state required. Current ACLAM board certification preferred or acquisition within two years of hire required. Must be able to pass background security check and maintain enrollment in the bio-surety program or work in BSL 3-4.

About Insourcing Solutions
Charles River Insourcing Solutions℠ can streamline research by delivering operational and cost efficiencies through the strategic insourcing of GMP, GLP and non-GLP research services from discovery through safety assessment. Insourcing Solutions℠ provides you with the ability to maintain control of your facility and expertise while leveraging available space.

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO) with over 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.  Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.

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

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


Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

12-21-18

The University of Louisville (UofL) is seeking a highly motivated veterinarian to support its growing animal research program. Faculty appointment at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor commensurate with experience.

Shared program responsibilities will include but not be limited to: 1) assisting in the management of UofL animal facilities including clinical care and health monitoring associated with rodent quarantine, transgenic animals, large animal models and medical/educational research, 2) contributing to program planning, design, renovation/construction, and operation of  rodent animal facilities, 3) completing special administrative projects as assigned by the Associate Director or the Assistant Vice President for Research Services, and  4) participation in a broad range of regulatory activities associated with animal care and use including those related to GLP studies, IACUC, AAALAC, OLAW, and the USDA.  For complete description, including major duties and credentials, please see “How to Apply” below.  

Qualifications include a DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited institution and a license to practice in the U.S. ACLAM Board Certification or eligibility is preferred and a background in the management of large rodent populations is highly desirable.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status.  If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at employ.edu or 502: 852-6258.


Attending Veterinarian / Laboratory Animal Resource Center Director, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

12-18-18

Oregon State University is recruiting to fill an Attending Veterinarian / Laboratory Animal Resource Center Director position. This position supports the University’s educational and research missions. S/he reports to and advises the Vice President for Research on development and implementation of policies that are consistent with the goals and objectives of the central administration. The incumbent serves two critical functions for the University: the campus Attending Veterinarian and the Director of the Laboratory Animal Resources Center (LARC), ensuring that the institution meets applicable standards for animal health, welfare, and veterinary care, consistent with the goals and objectives of the central administration.

This position reports to the Vice President for Research.  The position is currently 1.0 FTE and is a fixed term position.

Position Duties:

The AV ensures that the institution’s animal care and use meets appropriate standards for animal health, animal welfare, veterinary care, and provides veterinary consultation to all of OSU. The AV has the authority to make emergency treatment decisions for institution-owned animals, including euthanasia. The LARC Director ensures that LARC-managed facilities meet current standards, and provide services appropriate for investigators.  Additional resources needed to support the veterinary program and LARC facilities are presented to the VPR for review. The AV/LARC Director supports and consults with the IACUC on programmatic issues. The AV/LAR Director supports and consults with investigators, faculty, occupational health, health & safety, and other stakeholders on animal card and research protocols.

Fractions of effort listed below are estimates only. The incumbent adjusts the allocation of his/her effort according to the demands of the position.

The Attending Veterinarian (AV) (65%) ensures that the institution meets currently accepted standards and provides direct or delegated consultation on humane care and use of all animals covered by the campus Animal Care and Use Program. The program of veterinary care includes the following areas of responsibility: animal procurement and transportation, preventative medicine, clinical care and management, surgery, anesthesia, and analgesia, and euthanasia. 

Serves as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), and potentially other committees and working groups that interface with the Animal Care and Use Program. 

The AV provides assistance to investigators and instructors to ensure that animal care and use under their direction meets or exceeds current Program standards.  The AV provides consultation regarding refinements to enhance animal well-being, and provides evaluation of and assistance with new animal research models and techniques. The AV will communicate effectively and respectfully both verbally and in writing. The AV will promote mutual respect and encourage working relationships that favor team work and shared understanding.

The AV participates in development and implementation of training programs for animal facility staff, investigators, instructors, and IACUC members.

Oversees formal arrangements for the provision of adequate veterinary care for animals used in off-campus animal facilities, including a written Program for Veterinary Care; designated authority to treat diseases and injuries; availability for emergency, weekend, and holiday care; herd health plans; biosecurity programs; and treatment SOPs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. DVM or VMD;
  2. ACLAM diplomate-eligible;
  3. Current, active license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, and ability to obtain an Oregon license within six months of hire;
  4. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration-eligible, with ability to obtain DEA registration within six months;
  5. National Veterinary Accreditation-Category II (USDA Accreditation) -eligible with ability to obtain accreditation within six months;
  6. At least 10 years of experience in institutional veterinary medicine (at an academic, industrial, and/or government institution with animal care and use facilities supporting research/ teaching activities);
  7. At least 5 years of experience in a leadership/ management role;
  8. A broad range of experiences with a variety of research and teaching animal models;
  9. Knowledge of current federal Program requirements and AAALAC accreditation standards
  10. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills;
  11. Ability to sustain constructive relationships with members of the animal care and use community and others across the institution

This position is designated as a critical  or  security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined  to  be  position  qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self- report  convictions  and  those  in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.

This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.

This position must demonstrate commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. ACLAM Diplomate
  2. Related experience at a land-grant institution

For additional information or to apply, please visit: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/70043


Clinical Veterinarian, Altasciences Preclinical Services,Everett, WA

12-12-18

The Clinical Veterinarian will examine, diagnose and treat laboratory animals at Altasciences Preclinical Services, to ensure the health of animals used in scientific research, comply with regulations governing their humane and ethical treatment, and competently perform all tasks relating to caring for animals in a clinical setting.

About Altasciences Preclinical Services:

Altasciences Preclinical Services is renowned for its diverse range of safety assessment services and NHP expertise. Our enthusiasm for customized services that focus on the needs of our clients positions us as the uncommon CRO: uncommonly accessible, flexible and responsive. Located just north of Seattle, WA, our team of experts in Toxicology, Pathology, Exploratory Research and Bioanalysis make the client relationship a top priority. We believe the experience is as important as the science that drives it. We believe a better future is possible for everyone and we're using our nonclinical proficiency to support medical science advancements that will lead to pharmaceutical cures. Want to be a part of a dynamic team that provides continuous professional development opportunities? Work for Altasciences Preclinical Services and set your future in motion!

How You'll Contribute:

  • Provide routine and/or specialized veterinary medical, dental, imaging, and surgical services for various laboratory animal species such as nonhuman primates (NHPs), rodents, rabbits, and canines on site
  • Team oriented approach and professional leadership in the resolution of complex medical cases, expertise in routine husbandry and care of laboratory animal species and continuous efforts toward improvements upon current practices
  • Collaborate with study directors in providing sound scientific and medical advice in support of study designs and objectives
  • Assist in maintaining compliance with Federal regulations governing the humane care and use of laboratory animals
  • Assist in the development, review, revision and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) relating to animal issues
  • Assist the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee, with responsibilities including; reviewing protocols, animal colony issues, management issues and consultations
  • Ensure preventive health program execution, quarantine programs, review of vendor health records and oversight of colony animal's preventative health/medical care
  • Build business experience in laboratory animal science through client interaction
  • Collaborate with other staff across departments in maintenance of AAALAC accreditation and ensuring continued compliance with these standards

What We Are Looking For:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1+ years experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • A State License in Veterinary Medicine;ability to acquire licensure in state of Washington within one year of employment
  • Current USDA Accreditation or ability to become accredited within one year of employment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Preferred experience serving on an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Preferred experience working in a Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) environment

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • 401K
  • Life insurance
  • Relaxed dress code
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • On-site cafeteria and gym
  • Company events, including happy hours, team building competitions, lunches and much more.

Altasciences Preclinical Services, Seattle LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status.

Altasciences Preclinical Services uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.E-Verify.gov.

Apply here: http://www.Click2apply.net/q75n23657fg5qs5r

PI106144999


Clinical Veterinarian, Cincinnati Children’s, Cincinnati, OH

12-11-18

Cincinnati Children’s, a nonprofit academic medical center established in 1883, is one of the oldest and most distinguished pediatric hospitals in the United States. We are ranked # 2 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Children’s Hospitals. We have been an important force in pediatric research, Grant funding for our research has more than tripled in the last 15 years, supporting countless discoveries and the continued expansion of our areas of research. With that growth, we have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Veterinarian to join our Division of Veterinary Services.

Responsibilities not limited to Include:

  • Provides Clinical services in support of the health of animals. Including, prescribes medications, perform daily assessment of animal welfare, pain assessment, ensures appropriate monitoring/treatment of research animals, development of treatment plans for animal health issues with input from PI/other veterinarians and assessment of cases presented by animal welfare staff.
  • Interfaces with various divisions and serves as internal consultant to the research community through the performance IACUC protocol reviews with researchers.
  • Serves as an expert resource to Veterinary Services personnel on matters related to the veterinary care of laboratory animals.
  • As requested develop guidance/procedures for routine/common procedures performed by research personnel and/or veterinary services staff.
  • Applies veterinary principles, theories and concepts to the field and maintains knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements. Participate in internal (IACUC/ORCRA) and external (USDA/OLAW/AAALAC) facility inspections, as requested by Veterinary services leadership.

Skills and Traits:

  • Using time efficiently and productively; prioritizing multiple tasks properly to meet deadlines; recognizing time constraints and adjusting work schedule to address them
  • Meticulously keeping track of details without becoming overwhelmed by them; being exacting, precise, and accurate; spotting minor imperfections or errors and taking action to correct them
  • Using inductive and deductive reasoning to formulate general rules or principles and apply them to work; identifying flaws in logical reasoning; understanding complex conceptual relationships; accurately detecting underlying themes or patterns in data
  • Ability to independently work through details of a problem to reach a positive solution
  • Ability to ensure that work areas are organized and present a safe, accessible, effective and efficient environment for employees, patients and families; ability and motivation to attend required Cincinnati Children's safety training sessions and apply lessons learned
  • Recognizing when sufficient information has been obtained to make a decision; evaluating available alternatives and using sound thought processes and relevant experience to make the optimal choice in a timely manner; making difficult decisions even in highly ambiguous situations
  • Working cooperatively with others to achieve group goals; proactively adjusting one's style and efforts to complement those of others on the team; being pleasant, agreeable, and easy to work with; valuing group success as much or more than individual success
  • Taking responsibility for one's actions and work; accepting the consequences of one's behavior; admitting mistakes

Qualifications Required:

  • DVM or equivalent with Related experience
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in the US

Preferred:

  • ACLAM Boarded or Board Eligible

Please apply at the link or use requisition # 103753, on careers section of website.

https://jobs.cincinnatichildrens.org/search/jobdetails/clinical-veterinarian/4e9e06cb-5278-4c85-a3e4-75db028a4f85


Veterinary Pathologist (PVL 96094), Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, Madison, WI

12-5-18

To apply online, please go to:  http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/499303/veterinary-pathologist

The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) at the University of Wisconsin Madison is seeking a Veterinary Pathologist to join our Pathology Services Unit.

Pathology Services Unit (PSU) staff work cooperatively with other WNPRC units to provide timely and accurate diagnosis and effective monitoring and interpretation of acute and chronic conditions affecting colony animals and subjects assigned to research studies. PSU staff serve an integral role in research at the WNPRC, offering services including but not limited to: clinical pathology testing; cytology evaluation; surgical biopsy; gross post mortem examination; specialized sample collections; and histology with unbiased interpretation of lesions in reference to the experimental questions and goals. PSU pathologists work closely with investigators to provide advice concerning protocol development (both pre and post award), anatomy, disease pathogenesis, sample collection procedures, and the modification and creation of innovative procedures to answer research hypotheses. Moreover, the outstanding services provided by the PSU rapidly identify confounding effects of pathogens and unanticipated biologic responses in both research studies and the primate breeding colony. The PSU works closely with investigators researching infectious diseases, vaccine development, reproductive health, transgenic animal models, models of aging, models of neurodegenerative diseases and neurophysiology, and stem cell biology. The PSU is responsible for the collection, banking/inventory, and distribution of nonhuman primate samples through both the Nonhuman Primate Biological Materials Distribution (NHPBMD) core and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Nonhuman Primate Tissue Bank. These banked tissues and biological samples are available to locally, nationally, and internationally located investigators for both research and education.

Duties to be performed will vary depending on WNPRC research, clinical commitments, and operational needs, and will include, but will not be limited to:

70% - Diagnostic Services for Colony and Research Subjects

20% - Research Support Through Specialized Unit Services and Professional Collaborations

5% -   Contribute to NHP Knowledge and Transitional Models Through Academic Output

5% -   Provide and Participate in Training and Education in Lab Animal Medicine and Pathology

Requirements

Degree and area of specialization:

D.V.M., V.M.D., or equivalent degree from an ECFVG - AVMA Listed Veterinary College and eligibility for board certification with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

3 years in comparative and/or laboratory animal pathology, as well as veterinary pathology work required. Residency and other training will be considered. Research and/or nonhuman primate experience desired but not required.

Must be able to work as an integral part of a team that focuses on both independent and team-based problem-solving. A high level of personal initiative, determination to expand skills and knowledge, organization, attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and outstanding customer service are required. Must be comfortable working with both Macintosh and PC computers as well as complex electronic databases.

The position level and salary will be based on previous work experience, job knowledge, and skill level.

Employer Information:

The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) is one of seven federally supported National Primate Research Centers and the only one in the Midwest. The WNPRC is part of the University of Wisconsin System at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The UW-Madison boasts an extremely competitive, comprehensive benefits package, including: an employer-matched retirement program, affordable health, dental and vision insurance, paid sick leave and vacation time starting on your first day, and more!


Clinical Veterinarian, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, Madison WI

11-28-18

To apply online, please go to: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/499767/clinical-veterinarian

WNPRC Veterinary Services activities are primarily divided into two areas of emphasis: Clinical Care and Protocol Implementation. Veterinary Services provides the medical and technical coverage to meet the ever-expanding needs of the animals and researchers at the Primate Center, and the UW. The WNPRC houses nonhuman primates across three locations: the central location in the heart of the UW campus in downtown Madison, the WIMR facility located near the UW Hospital, and the Blue Mounds Quarantine (BMQ) facility located 30 minutes southwest of Madison,

The successful candidate will work with a team of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal care staff, and diverse research units. WNPRC veterinarians are responsible for providing daily medical care to nonhuman primates used in biomedical research. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • 60% - Perform daily health observations on nonhuman primate colony, conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat injury and disease, perform dental care, institute preventative health programs, perform or assist in clinical or research surgeries, and implement post-operative care, and thoroughly document as required.
  • 30% - Provide research support by assisting with review and amendment of protocols, ensure compliance of approved protocols, support and perform experimental procedures and diagnostic tests
  • 10% - Mentor and supervise junior staff, including conducting performance reviews.

In addition, opportunities exist for further training and participation in specific areas of research support based on experience or individual interest, including but not limited to: reproductive research, infectious disease, aging, and diagnostic imaging.

Requirements:

Degree and Area of Specialization – D.V.M. or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine, or successful completion of ECFVG program.

License/Certification – Must be eligible for Veterinary licensure and accreditation in the State of Wisconsin. ACLAM board eligibility also preferred, but not required.

At least one year of experience as a Veterinarian strongly preferred. Prior experience with nonhuman primates in a research setting will be considered in lieu of post-graduate veterinary experience for appointment at Assistant-level. Two years of experience with nonhuman primates in a laboratory setting required for appointment at the Associate-level. Advanced surgical skills and previous supervisory experience also strongly preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.

Please refer to full posting at http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/499767/clinical-veterinarian for additional information.

The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) is one of seven federally supported National Primate Research Centers and the only one in the Midwest. The WNPRC is part of the University of Wisconsin System at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The UW-Madison boasts an extremely competitive, comprehensive benefits package, including: an employer-matched retirement program, affordable health, dental and vision insurance, paid sick leave and vacation time starting on your first day, and more!


Associate Veterinarian, Yerkes Field Station, Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University, Lawrenceville, GA

11-27-18

The Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia has an immediate faculty opening for a Clinical Veterinarian, with a background and interest in laboratory animal medicine. The successful candidate will join a team of twelve veterinarians in the Yerkes Division of Animal Resources, which is responsible for the care and well-being of a large population of nonhuman primates. The Yerkes National Primate Research Center (YNPRC) is a major biomedical research institution that is rapidly expanding with its main facilities at Emory University and 117 acre Field Station in Lawrenceville. The position will primarily be based at the Field Station in Lawrenceville, Georgia. YNPRC veterinary staff provides preventative and clinical veterinary care for the nonhuman primate and rodent colony as well as research support to the resident and collaborating scientists in a diverse array of disciplines including immunology, infectious diseases, neuroscience, transplant medicine, imaging, psychobiology and other areas of research. The successful candidate will contribute to a wider range of IACUC, colony management, behavioral management and training activities and participate in the planning, design and or renovation of existing and new animal research facilities. S/he will contribute to the supervision of veterinary technicians and Emory's ACLAM residency training program.

The ideal candidate will have a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited institution, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine, and have training or experience in laboratory animal medicine. S/he will also have excellent interpersonal and team building skills and strong written/oral communication skills. ACLAM certification or board eligibility is highly desirable, as are knowledge and hands on experience in surgical and medical procedures in nonhuman primates. Collaborative involvement with investigators is strongly encouraged and prior experience in an academic environment is a plus.  An excellent remuneration package will be offered to the right individual.

This position is primarily based at the Yerkes Field Station in Lawrenceville, Georgia, although the individual is part of the overall veterinary department that is based at both the Main Station and Field Station.   The Associate Veterinarian at the Field Station works in collaboration with and reports directly to the Assistant Director of Animal Resoures, Field Station, as well as the Associate Director of Animal Resources.

Interested individuals must submit an online application that includes a letter indicating their experience as well as a curriculum vitae, using the Emory Careers site: (https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/28749/job).  Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Joyce Cohen (joyce.cohen@emory.edu).  Applicants who submit materials prior to January 1st will be given priority; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  Applicants will be notified prior to our contacting the provided references. 

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran Employer.


Veterinarian, Division of Intramural Research, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD

11-7-18

The Animal Health Care Section (AHCS) of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is recruiting for the position of Laboratory Animal Veterinarian.  The AHCS is responsible for all aspects of the care and use of laboratory animals in the intramural research programs of the NINDS, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), as well as animals from 6 other NIH institutes housed in the Porter Neuroscience Research Center. AHCS operates two animal facilities on the NIH Bethesda campus, and is currently staffed by six veterinarians (four American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine [ACLAM] diplomates) and ten veterinary technicians. NIH and NINDS animal programs are AAALACI-accredited.

The applicant must be a U.S. citizen with a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited school or college of veterinary medicine and must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the U.S.A.  The successful applicant will preferably have training and experience in the practice of laboratory animal medicine.  ACLAM board certification or eligibility is highly desired.  Duties include provision of clinical care to rodent and nonhuman primate models used in neurologic, auditory, behavioral, and pain research, training of vivarium staff and investigative personnel, review of proposed animal studies, participation in the planning and implementation of an extensive animal health surveillance program, and contribution to the ongoing evaluation and refinement of the NINDS/NIDCD/NCCIH animal care and use program.  The successful applicant will have excellent oral and written communication skills and be a team player. All employees are subject to a background investigation.

For a veterinarian with a commitment to the highest standards of animal care and use, this position offers a salary commensurate with the incumbent’s experience and qualifications and a full package of federal benefits (including retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.).

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae including three references with contact information, and a letter summarizing their experience and qualifications and career goals to:

Nancy D. Hitt, DVM, MS, DACLAM
35 Convent Dr.  Room GE-347
Bethesda, MD 20892
or e-mail Dr. Hitt at hittn@ninds.nih.gov.  

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers   


Research Veterinarian/Senior Research Veterinarian, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

11-7-18

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Department of Veterinary Resources (DVR) has an immediate opening for a Research Veterinarian/Senior Research Veterinarian to support its growing animal research program.

The Department of Veterinary Resources provides professional expertise in a collaborative research manner to investigators at CHOP for animal model development and proper care and use of animal subjects. We are looking for a dedicated, highly motivated, and passionate individual who will help us carry out our mission: to create innovative solutions that both progress medical research and maintain the highest standards of laboratory animal care.

Shared responsibilities will include clinical care and health monitoring of rodents, rabbits, zebrafish, dogs, swine, sheep and non-human primates used in biomedical research, across 2 large vivaria. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to program planning, design and operation, as well as participate in a broad range of regulatory activities associated with animal care and use, including those related to IACUC, AAALAC, OLAW and USDA.

For more detailed information and to apply, please use the following link.

https://careers.chop.edu/job/Philadelphia-Sr-Research-Veterinarian-PA-19104/514332000/


Staff Veterinarian - Office of Animal Care 1, Charles River Laboratories, Mattawan, MI

10-31-18

Application: https://jobs.criver.com/job/Mattawan-Staff-Veterinarian-Office-of-Animal-Care-1-MI-49071/513185100/

We are seeking a Staff Veterinarian for our Office of Animal Care Team located in Mattawan, MI.

The Staff Veterinarian position is responsible for providing consultation, oversight, and direct support of veterinary care activities for all animals used by MPI Research; assisting the Attending Veterinarian and IACUC to ensure compliance with animal welfare standards and regulations by AAALAC, Int., USDA, and PHSOLAW; and supporting the evaluation of test article effects by performing examinations and making assessments to interpret study effects on animals.

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

* DVM or equivalent degree obtained from an AVMA accredited institution with 0-5 years of relevant experience.

* Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, preferred.

* USDA accreditation, preferred.

* Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.

* Computer skills, commensurate with Essential Functions and including ability to learn a validated system.

* Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to, evenings, weekends, extended shifts and/or extra shifts, sometimes on short notice.

* Ability to work under specific time constraints.

About Charles River

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


Institutional Veterinarian, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

10-31-18

Northern Arizona University has a dynamic and growing laboratory animal care and use program. We are AAALAC accredited and have a diverse facility with ABSL-3 and unique wildlife research areas. The Institutional Veterinarian functions as an integral member of the NAU animal care and use program. The position combines staff duties as Attending Veterinarian (75%) and teaching and collaborative research duties (25%). The successful candidate will be expected to be a key contributor to NAU’s growing excellence in research and teaching in the biological sciences.

Key Job Duties:

* Provides preventative, clinical, and surgical care to a variety of laboratory animal species. The incumbent works closely and interacts with the IACUC Chair, Animal Care Manager, and Institutional Official to ensure efficient operation of the NAU Animal Care and Use Program in accordance with applicable regulations and standards.

* Provides oversight and direction of activities of veterinary and husbandry management staff university-wide, and monitors compliance.

* Assists investigators in protocol and animal model development, advising them in experimental design regarding animal welfare and adequate veterinary care issues.

* Acts as a collaborator with faculty across campus on animal-related research.

* Serves as the Attending Veterinarian on the NAU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

* Ensures compliance and quality in line with the expectations of accrediting bodies such as AAALACi, regulatory authorities at the national (USDA) and local bodies, university compliance and ethics

* Inspects animal facilities and generates reports to ensure humane care and use of animals in research; ensures that all animal facilities are maintained in compliance with accreditation standards.

* Assesses the need for capital equipment/improvements, supplies and services; takes appropriate action within budgetary parameters.

* Interprets, implements, develops and/or recommends changes to rules, regulations, policies and procedures set forth by the university or outside governing agencies.

* Teaches one 3-credit hour course each semester.

Minimum Qualifications

* Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent from an institution accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

* Current veterinary license in at least one state.

* Must obtain Arizona veterinary license within 12 months of appointment.

* Veterinary experience with laboratory animal species sufficient to qualify as an Attending Veterinarian per the Animal Welfare Act.

Preferred Qualifications

* Minimum of 2 years’ experience, following receipt of veterinary degree, providing preventative, clinical, and surgical care to animals, particularly rodents and rabbits, in an academic laboratory animal program.

* American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board eligibility.

* Experience with ABSL-2 and ABSL-3 laboratory animal work.

* Experience teaching in college or university settings.

* Research experience, especially as a PI or co-PI.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

* Work experience that demonstrates effective written and verbal communication and collaboration that fosters and maintains productive working relationships.

* Skill in leading, coordinating, supervising and prioritizing various work activities

* Detailed knowledge of the federal, state and local laws and regulations and environmental conditions necessary for the care and use of laboratory animals.

* Able to teach undergraduates General Pathology and related courses.

* Able to train and teach others in animal husbandry, animal handling and diseases of animals

Salary

Commensurate with experience.

**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Benefits

This is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available at https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/Eligibility-Enrollment/

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each 6 months according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service, which may be found at: http://hr.nau.edu/sites/default/files/files/Conditions%20of%20Service%20Professional%20Dec%202012%20Rev.pdf/

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment. Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of employment. More information is available at: https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/Eligibility-Enrollment/

Application Deadline

November 27, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

To apply for this position, please go to https://in.nau.edu/human-resources/current-job-openings/

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at http://nau.edu/human-resources/ or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.


Assistant Director for Clinical and Research Medicine, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, LA

10-31-18

The Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Director for Clinical and Research Medicine (ADCRM) in the Division of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). TNPRC is one of seven NIH funded National Primate Research Centers in the US and is an AAALAC International accredited facility housing approximately 5,000 nonhuman primates (NHP) of five different species. TNPRC’s research program is focused on infectious disease with a concentration on the study of AIDS, biodefense, enteric disease, NHP behavior and NHP medicine and surgery.

The ADCRM is an integral member of the DVM leadership team and provides assistance, feedback, and advice to the TNPRC Associate Director (AD) and Chief Veterinary Medical Officer (CVMO). As such, the ADCRM plays a critical role in administration, development, growth management, strategic planning and master planning for the DVM. The ADCRM has shared responsibilities with other senior management personnel for financial affairs, operations, construction/renovations, planning, human resources management, and staff training and development within the Division. The ADCRM reports to the AD/CVMO.

Based on experience and other qualifications, the ADCRM will have a faculty appointment in the Tulane School of Medicine at the assistant/associate professor level. The ADCRM will have demonstrated capacity for leadership, employee development, employee performance evaluation, managing a diverse workforce, goal-setting, conflict resolution, employee coaching and training for optimum performance so that effectiveness and efficiency of operations are maintained at a high level. 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. Candidates should have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an AVMA-accredited institution with license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state in the US and be a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine or equivalent board certification by an AVMA recognized specialty. Five years of progressive management and/or operations experience and experience with nonhuman primates is highly desirable.

Applicants must apply using the following link http://apply.interfolio.com/56454 For questions about the position please contact James L. Blanchard, DVM, PhD at jblanch1@tulane.edu.

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


Associate Director, Center for Comparative Research, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

10-25-18

The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi invites applications for the position of Associate Director, Center for Comparative Research. The associate director serves as the chief clinical veterinarian for the institution and reports to the Center for Comparative Research (CCR) director. The successful candidate will manage the veterinary care program, maintain animal health surveillance programs, serve as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and help to develop and refine animal care and use programs. The associate director will also assists with the education and training of animal care personnel, laboratory technicians and investigators. Additionally the successful candidate will be eligible for a faculty appointment in a discipline commensurate with education and experience.

The Medical Center is the state’s only academic health sciences center with Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Related Professions, Dentistry, Population Health and the Graduate Program. Additionally, a strong collaborative relationship exists with our affiliate Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. The expanding research mission uses a wide variety of laboratory animal species involved in numerous disciplines, including hypertension and cardiovascular dynamics, obesity and related diseases, cancer biology and treatment, chemical dependency, and broad neuroscience applications. The CCR is the centrally administered organization responsible for the care and maintenance of research animals, encompassing approximately 70,000 square feet of space. Animal care and use programs maintain full accreditation by AAALAC International.

Qualifications

* Licensed DVM/VMD

* Board certification (or Board eligible) by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Preferred candidates will be selected on the basis of strong communication skills, demonstrated leadership qualities, teaching and mentoring capabilities, problem solving skills, and engagement with a diverse scientific mission. The associate director and the director will collaboratively provide strategic oversight to the institution’s animal care and use program, including a continual vision for growth, expansion, and development.

The position will remain open until filled. For consideration, applicants should visit careers.umc.edu and note job requisition number 88089. In addition, interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Andrew W. Grady, DVM, Director, Center for Comparative Research [agrady@umc.edu]


Clinical Veterinarian, Covance, Madison, WI

10-15-18

Get ready to redefine what’s possible and discover your extraordinary potential at Covance. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to personally advance healthcare and make a difference in peoples’ lives with your bold ideas and unique point of view. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you’ll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

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

Covance's work in developing new therapeutics has an incredible impact on the lives of millions worldwide. Be a part of this life-saving work.

This role:

  • Assist supervisor to ensure that company policies and practices regarding animal care and welfare are in compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Assist in training of staff including externship program.
  • Serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, as needed.
  • Performs physical examinations of laboratory animals as indicated in protocols and SOP.
  • Performs ophthalmic or other veterinary examinations on laboratory animals.
  • Report all animal care concerns and become involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary.

What we’re looking for in you:

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

Why People choose to work at Covance

"At Covance, it’s our people that make us great – it’s what our clients, our partners and, most importantly, what our employees say. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to work with extraordinary people with diverse viewpoints. You’ll discover your own outstanding potential as we build an even stronger organization with industry leaders from early development to the clinic and beyond.  We help our clients develop medicines that improve health and improve lives of their family and friends."

If interested, please apply on-line to www.careers.covance.com req # 2018-24467

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. (M/F/D/V). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.


Clinical Veterinarian, Houston Methodist, Houston, TX

10-11-18

JOB SUMMARY

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

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

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties and Responsibilities are cross-referenced to Houston Methodist’s Pillars of Excellence and will be transferred to the Performance Evaluation.

PEOPLE - 20 %

  1. Trains investigators, graduate students and technicians in the humane care and use of laboratory animals.
  2. Reviews animal use protocols and provides assistance to investigators with protocol development.
  3. Provides oversight and guidance to the technical veterinary personnel and animal care staff.

SERVICE - 20 %

  1. Establishes and maintains a comprehensive clinical program for all the HMRI animals used in research and teaching, including sentinel and quarantine programs, vendor screening, oversight of animal import and export, and diagnostics.
  2. Provides assistance with anesthesia, surgical, post-op care, and technical support when requested for research activities using animals.
  3. Supports preclinical GLP compliant protocols, adhering to all SOPs, documentation, communication, training and study oversight requirements.
  4. Participates in post approval monitoring of research protocols to ensure complicane with federal regulations and guidelines and the humane use of animals.

QUALITY/SAFETY - 20 %

  1. Oversees the preventive medicine and enrichment programs for animals used in research and teaching.
  2. Assist with documentation, SOP and policy development, record review, and QA monitoring of research projects within the animal facilities.
  3. Oversee audits of critical duties performed by the animal care and veterinary technical staff to ensure compliance with departmental SOP’s as well as federal regulations and guidelines.

FINANCE - 20 %

  1. Oversees the distribution and accounting of controlled substances.
  2. Identifies cost saving initiatives within the department and communicates recommendations.
  3. Ensures cost recovery of billable time and supplies expended in support of research projects.

GROWTH/INNOVATION - 20 %

  1. May serve as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and as the liaison between CMP and the Office of Research Protection.
  2. Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in the face of changing demands.
  3. Generates and communicates new ideas and suggestions that improve quality of animal care or service to HMRI investigators.

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

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • DVM from an accredited school of veterinary medicine

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

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

*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.

For more information contact Tamara Smith at tsmith3@houstonmethodist.org


Senior Executive Director, University Attending Veterinarian, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

10-5-18

The University of Pittsburgh has an opening for the position of Senior Executive Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR).  This individual will also serve as the University’s Attending Veterinarian.  This is a full time, faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with the experience and academic achievement of the selected candidate for the position.

The DLAR is responsible for the daily operations and management of the ten animal facilities supporting the Schools of the Health Sciences and the provision of veterinary care and animal research support in accordance with applicable regulations, guidelines, and institutional policies.  The University’s AAALAC accredited animal care program comprises approximately 325,000 sq. ft. of animal housing and support space for a wide variety of species that includes rodents, rabbits, ferrets, cats, dogs, farm species, nonhuman primates, and aquatic species.

The Senior Executive Director is responsible for managing and directing the administrative, veterinary, and animal husbandry business units of the DLAR that employ approximately 140 staff including nine full time veterinarians.  S/he will provide ongoing assessment of DLAR functions and act on opportunities to improve productivity and operational efficiency.  S/he will support investigators and research staff conducting a wide variety of animal-based research activities across numerous departments, centers, and institutes.  (The University ranks 5th in NIH funding.)

Minimum requirements include a veterinary medical degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG certification; ACLAM diplomate status; veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States; and ten or more years of progressive laboratory animal experience involving a variety of species with at least five years in a senior leadership position responsible for the supervision, development, and performance management of veterinary and other professional staff.

The review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Interested persons should submit a letter of interest to include a statement of career objectives, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of five references to: Mr. William J. Madden, Associate Senior Vice Chancellor for Administration, Pittvet@hs.pitt.edu . 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  EEO/AA/M/M/Vets/Disabled.


Veterinary Medical Officer, Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Decatur, GA

10-5-18

Open & closing dates -  10/04/2018 to 10/18/2018

This position serves as the Chief Veterinary Medical Officer (CVMO) located in the VHA Office for Research and Development. The CVMO is the senior policy and supervisory veterinarian and directs the VA animal research support program. You will be expected to travel for this position.

Responsibilities

  • Providing clinical support for laboratory animals used in research activities;
  • Advising on the proper housing, containment, use, surveillance, environmental enrichment, and healthcare of research animals;
  • Planning and implementing strategies to prevent infectious agents from entering the animal facility;
  • Ensuring the use of laboratory animals is consistent with humane principles and the program meets all applicable Federal regulations and guidelines;
  • Consulting with research staff to determine the most suitable animal model for achieving desired research goals and minimizing pain and distress to animals;
  • Providing guidance on surgical and post-operative measures;
  • Conducting in-person and phone briefings for print and web media outlets as well as for members of Congress and their staff members, and conducting on-camera interviews;
  • Testifying at Congressional hearings that concern animal research topics, representing and defending agency policy positions;
  • Performing related duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Board Certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)
  • One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the position. This experience must be detailed in your resume to receive credit.

How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512828800

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.


Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Director of Rodent Clinical Programs, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

9-28-18

Johns Hopkins University Research Animal Resources and the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine seek a laboratory animal veterinarian to be appointed as an Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful applicant will primarily provide colony health and research support for the rodent programs at Johns Hopkins University.  She or he will also take an active role in the ACLAM-recognized laboratory animal medicine training program, participate in regulatory activities, and conduct clinical or collaborative research. He or she will join 5 laboratory animal medicine DVM faculty and 4 post-doctoral clinical DVM trainees in providing clinical and research support for multiple animal species.

Responsibilities will include: management of an active rodent support service, including import/export, colony health testing, and infection management; conduct of clinical and collaborative research; training of staff, DVM post-doctoral fellows, and researchers in medical, surgical, and experimental procedures; active participation in all aspects of the laboratory animal medicine training program; and consultation with investigators regarding models development and experimental design and execution.

Requirements include a license to practice veterinary medicine in the US and a current driver’s license. Candidates must have excellent oral and written English capabilities, a thorough knowledge of current US regulatory standards, strong teaching skills, and the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals with minimal supervision. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to conduct clinical or collaborative research, a record of customer service, and the ability to seek out, build, and maintain positive collaborative relationships with investigators. Experience and proficiency in rodent clinical medicine, screening, diagnosis, and eradication of excluded pathogens from closed rodent colonies, and advanced research support procedures is expected. Preference will be given to candidates who have ACLAM or other veterinary clinical board certification.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references by October 25th, 2018 to:

Ms. Emma Ey
Senior Academic Program Coordinator, Molecular & Comparative Pathobiology
Johns Hopkins University
733 N. Broadway, Suite 811
Baltimore, MD 21205
443-287-2953
443-287-5628 (fax)
Eey@jhmi.edu

For further information regarding the position, contact:

Eric Hutchinson, DVM, DACLAM
Associate Director, Research Animal Resources
Assistant Professor, Molecular & Comparative Pathobiology
Johns Hopkins University
720 Rutland Ave, Ross 459
Baltimore, MD 21205
410-955-3273
ehutchi8@jhu.edu

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.  All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.