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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]


Veterinarian, Seattle Genetics, Bothell, WA

10-15-18

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.
Translational Sciences. Bothell, Washington

Description

Summary:
We are seeking a veterinarian with exceptional scientific curiosity, critical thinking, and self-motivation to join its team of nonclinical scientists. You will be part of a vibrant and experienced group leading the scientific understanding of the safety of novel therapeutics in a company dedicated to finding cures to cancer. Interpretation, integration, and assessment of the significance of data in collaboration with other scientific investigators, both internally and externally, are critical. You will have significant autonomy to propose and drive the vision for the delivery of animal models (both efficacy and safety), and the development of appropriate strategy to address research needs. You will lead and develop a diverse group of scientists - a strong ability to motivate, retain and recruit high-quality scientists is a key expectation. Your communication skills at all levels of interaction must be excellent. This is a pivotal role in the department reporting to the Executive Director of Nonclinical Sciences and you will be expected to significantly impact the animal model expertise within the department. You will also contribute to scientific expertise broadly across Research & Development, with significant potential for broadening of your career.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a diverse group of in vivo scientists - motivating them to top performance
  • Efficiently manage and prioritize group workload, being involved in study design that maximizes scientific results with minimal resources
  • Lead the development of an over-arching strategy for the delivery of laboratory animal models, which may include internal resources and/or external partners
  • Provide internal expertise to understand the predictive value of animal models
  • Ensure a strong ethical basis for all experimentation, maintaining full compliance with all appropriate regulations and being a strong advocate for the 3Rs
  • Develop strong knowledge of the basic biology of the intended target of drug candidates
  • Aid in the development of a forward-facing vision for Nonclinical Sciences, and support implementation of this vision
  • Represent Seattle Genetics in the external scientific environment - influencing partners and regulators in a positive way

Qualifications:

  • Strong scientific track record and ethical leadership in animal experimentation
  • Proven success in scientific investigation of fundamental biology questions, either through scientific publications or drug development experience

Education:

  • D.V.M., with expertise in oncology animal models, toxicology, and/or pathology
  • Preferred Ph.D. in comparative biology, toxicology, pathology, or related science

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Genetics is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seattle Genetics, please visit www.seattlegenetics.com.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/yqv3xrntrkd3b6g7


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.


Clinical Veterinarian , Req # 20, University of Louisiana, New Iberia, LA 

9-28-18

Responsibilities:

This position will provide therapeutic, surgical, and diagnostic support for several NHP breeder programs:

  • Responsibilities include providing therapeutic, surgical, and diagnostic support for several non-human primate breeder programs;
  • Evaluating non-human primates and monitoring animal health on various research protocols, such as safety, pharmacokinetic, and efficacy, for the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry;
  • Providing support and instruction to students, residents, visiting veterinarians, and clinical veterinary technicians in the principles and application of non-human primate medicine.

Qualifications:
DVM/VMD from an AVMA- accredited school of veterinary medicine.  Experience with non-human primates is preferred.  A highly motivated, self-starter type of individual is sought.  Interpersonal/communication skills are essential.

University and Community:

The mission of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is to offer exceptional education informed by diverse world views striving to develop innovative leaders who advance knowledge. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accredits the University, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts, sciences, and professional programs. The University is a public research university with high research activity, an enrollment of over 18,000 students and 800 faculty members. UL Lafayette is the largest of nine universities in the University of Louisiana System. The University offers degree programs in 55 undergraduate disciplines, 15 post-bachelor certificates, seven graduate certificates, the master’s degree in 28 disciplines and the doctorate in 10 disciplines. Additional information about the University is available on the University's webpage at http://louisiana.edu./

The New Iberia Research Center is a $20 million biomedical research center which provides resources for the conduct of basic and applied research requiring the use of non-human primates aimed at the solution of human health and societal problems.  In addition, the Center serves as a resource to the biomedical community enabling investigators from other institutions to conduct all or part of their research.  The NIRC is a Center of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  Within the NIRC, the Director, Associate Director-NIRC CRO Research Director, Chair of Veterinary Medicine, and Quality Assurance Auditor comprise the Executive Team.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

ANTICIPATED Starting Date:TBD

Applications:

For consideration, please follow the link below (or copy and paste to your browser), enter ReqID 20 and provide a resume, cover letter, transcript and references (at least 3) to:

https://louisiana.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=1&c=louisiana

University of Louisiana at Lafayette New Iberia Research Center- Human Resources

P.O. Box 13610 New Iberia, LA  70562-3610

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities as required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Executive Order 11246, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act. - See more at: http://personnel.louisiana.edu/employment-opportunities/policy-nondiscrimination


Assistant Director, Division of Animal Resources (DAR), Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Illinois, Champaign IL

9-21-18

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) and the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine (VCM) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are seeking an  AssistantDirector, DVM (DAR http://research.illinois.edu/regulatory-compliance-safety/dar) (90%) to provide support in the daily operation of the veterinary care program and the facility management of laboratory animal facilities maintained in the DAR and as a Clinical Track Assistant Professor (10%) to assist in the delivery of the professional veterinary curriculum in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) (http://vetmed.illinois.edu).

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Assistant Director (DAR/OVCR) 90%: Provide administrative support to the Associate Director(s) and Director.  Provide direct supervision of veterinary technicians and animal facility supervisors. Provide indirect supervision of civil service staff. Provide oversight of satellite facilities. Provide clinical and preventive care of research animals, including emergency care (weekend, after hours, and holidays). Serve on IACUC if required, participate in protocol review, semiannual inspections, program reviews, policy revisions and post approval monitoring. Develop and implement comprehensive intramural training/educational programs for faculty, staff and students utilizing animals in research, teaching and/or testing. Manage facilities, equipment and other required resources to provide animal care and research support. Consult with researchers and research staff on veterinary care, animal-related issues and regulatory issues. Teach veterinary students during formal class sessions or supervised rotations within the department. Assist with the development and implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for laboratory animal facilities.  Assists in development of animal care policy and procedure to meet program objectives. Assess staffing needs, write job justifications, conduct performance reviews, discipline employees, conduct job interviews, perform reference checks, and make hiring decisions.  Review biosafety protocols and participate in biosafety audits. Provide technical support, teaching, and training to researchers and their laboratory staff.  Serve on campus or external committees as required. Provide administrative support in the absence of the DAR Director and/or Associate Director, DVM.

Specialized Faculty (VCM) 10%: for a non-tenured Clinical Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will actively participate in professional veterinary curriculum within VCM.   In cooperation with faculty and staff of VCM, will focus on teaching, clinical service, and scholarship. Work in concert with VCM faculty to deliver a consistent and meaningful experience for the laboratory animal medicine rotation students.  Will be expected to maintain knowledge, expertise and clinical skills that are appropriate for clinician in relevant field. 

Qualifications:

Required: A DVM degree or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school.  Minimum of two years clinical experience. Completion of an ACLAM recognized training program in laboratory animal medicine or equivalent experience.  Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.  Ability to foster constructive relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, students and other constituencies.  Excellent oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of federal, state and local laws relating to the use of animals in research and teaching.  Good organizational skills.

Preferred: ACLAM Diplomate status.

Proposed start date: Negotiable.   Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Appointment Status:  Regular 90% academic professional appointment, 10% non-tenure track specialized faculty / 12 month service basis.  Benefit eligible position.

For full consideration applications must be received by November 2, 2018. To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload a letter of which details qualifications noted above, CV and the names and contact information of three professional references.  All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

For further information please contact Susan Key, Human Resources, susankey@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu


Director for the Agricultural Animal Care and Use Program, Agricultural Animal Care and Use Program, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

9-14-18

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) and the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine (VCM) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are seeking a Director for theAgricultural Animal Care and Use Program (AACUP) (90%) to serve as the Attending Veterinarian for Agricultural Animals overseeing the Program of Veterinary Care for university agricultural animals and as a Clinical Track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (10%) to assist in the delivery of the professional veterinary curriculum in College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM).

AACUP Director Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for assuring the health and well-being of agricultural animals used in research, teaching, and outreach at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Responsible for oversight of the Program of Veterinary Care for university-owned agricultural animals and for managing support services provided by AACUP.
  • Serve as the Attending Veterinarian for Agricultural Animals, overseeing adequacy of veterinary care and other aspects of animal care and use, including facilities, equipment, animal husbandry, sanitation practices, zoonoses control, hazard containment, personnel training, and emergency response plans.
  • Work closely with the Head of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine and the Directors of Integrated Farm Animal Management Service and Equine Medicine and Surgery Service to provide veterinary care
  • Implement herd health plans, biosecurity programs, and treatment SOPs for on-campus agricultural animals.
  • Oversee formal arrangements for the provision of adequate veterinary care for animals used in off-campus university agricultural facility, 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.
  • Direct ongoing assessment of animal health, review of pre- and post-operative veterinary care, medical records, and monitor morbidity and mortality for university agricultural animals.
  • Serve as an active voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and participate in IACUC, AAALAC, and USDA site visits and inspections.
  • Supervise the AACUP staff and AACUP veterinarians, and oversee business processes, operations, and budgets of the AACUP.
  • Consult with and advise principal investigators, project personnel, managers and staff on protocol preparation and regulatory requirements. Consult on surgical and medical procedures used in research including anesthetics, analgesics, tranquilization, and euthanasia.
  • Communicate and consult with investigators, managers, staff, and students in agricultural production and academic units about requirements, expectations, and business processes within the agricultural animal care and use program.
  • Support research compliance by leading strategic planning for the agricultural animal use and by developing educational programs and processes that improve the effective, efficient and compliant use and care of animals. Lead processes to incorporate or change policies, standards, and best practices as necessary for continued regulatory compliance.

Specialized Faculty (VCM): for a non-tenured Clinical Assistant, Associate or Full Professor based upon qualifications. The successful candidate will participate in the training of veterinary students in the clinical and didactic professional curriculum of the CVM by collaborating with the other faculty in VCM for course delivery. These courses will span all four years of the curriculum and will include both clinical training (VM 601, 606, 612-617) and didactic lectures and discussions. The type and nature of teaching responsibilities will be determined by curricular need, individual teaching skills and areas of technical expertise. Be an effective collaborator with other VCM and Illinois faculty in the department’s discovery program. These collaborations will be beyond the scope of the AACUP position and will involve meaningful intellectual contribution to discovery programs. The weighting of responsibility between scholarly effort and teaching will be based on the skills of the successful candidate. This position will not have any service or clinical responsibilities for client owned animals presented to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH).

Qualifications Required: A DVM degree or equivalent degree. Veterinary experience with multiple agricultural animal species maintained at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Familiarity with husbandry and management practices used in agricultural animal production systems. At least five years of experience in a regulated program of veterinary care or with regulated animal research. Is expected to complete National Incident Management System (NIMS) training and be prepared to serve as Incident Commander or to serve on the Command Staff in an emergency involving agricultural animals on campus. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be knowledgeable about the Animal Welfare Act and 9 CFR regulations regarding animal care and use, the contents of the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. To ensure adequate oversight of the quality of veterinary care provided to university animals, must remain knowledgeable about animal care and use regulations policies and about current standards for veterinary practices and procedures.

Preferred: An advanced degree, MS, or PhD in Veterinary Medicine or closely related field. Previous administrative or business management experience.

Proposed Start Date: As soon as possible after closing date.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Appointment Status: Regular 90% academic professional appointment, 10% non-tenure track specialized faculty/12 month service basis. Benefit eligible position. For full consideration applications must be received by October 19, 2018. To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload a letter of which details qualifications noted above, CV and the names and contact information of three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

For further information please contact Susan Key, Human Resources, susankey@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visithttp://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visithttp://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.


Faculty Position in Comparative Medicine, Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

9-14-18

The MIT Department of Biological Engineering, in partnership with the MIT Division of Comparative Medicine, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, to begin July 2019 or thereafter. A more senior position may be considered in special cases. Teaching responsibilities will be in subjects within the Department’s undergraduate and graduate curricula and compatible with his or her research expertise. Applicants should hold a DVM from an AVMA-accredited institute, or an MD, and/or a PhD in a discipline which applies molecular/cellular bioscience to the study of the microbial/host interface in health and disease with interests in microbial pathogenesis, microbiome bioinformatics, immunology, or pathobiology. The selected candidate will develop and sustain vigorous extramurally funded research programs, supervise graduate students and teach graduate-level subject(s). He or she may also teach undergraduate subjects.

Candidates must register with the BE search website at http://be-fac-search.mit.edu, and must submit application materials electronically to this website.  Candidate applications should include a description of professional interests and goals in both teaching and research.  Each application should include a curriculum vita and the names and addresses of three or more references who will provide recommendation letters.  References should submit their letters directly at the http://be-fac-search.mit.edu website.

Applications received by 1st December 2018 will be given priority.
Questions may be directed to:
Prof. Douglas Lauffenburger
Head, Department of Biological Engineering
MIT  16-343
Cambridge MA  02139
lauffen@mit.edu

MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer


UACC Clincial Veterinarian, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada

9-4-18

OPEN DATE:  8/31/2018

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

The University Animal Care Committee (UACC) Clinical Veterinarian oversees, coordinates and provides diagnostic and clinical veterinary care for laboratory and teaching animals, provides research support to investigators, and ensures regulatory compliance with all applicable guidelines, regulations, and policies pertaining to the use of research, teaching, and production animals. In this regulatory capacity, the veterinarian participates in Animal Use Protocol (AUP) development, implementation, and Post-Approval Review (PAR).

NATURE OF WORK:

The UACC Clinical Veterinarian reports to the University Veterinarian and works closely with the UACC, UACC Veterinarians, animal care staff and animal users to ensure a harmonized program for the delivery of veterinary services and animal user support to the university’s animal care and use program. S/he provides clinical care to laboratory animals, oversees and assists with animal health monitoring, quarantine, importation, and surgical programs, and works with the other UACC Veterinarians to ensure that all animal care and use is conducted in accordance with the guidelines of the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) and other applicable regulations and policies.

The UACC Clinical Veterinarian uses his/her specialized knowledge of laboratory animal medicine and science to assist faculty with animal-based research endeavors at all stages of the process. S/he advises on animal use protocol development. S/he develops and delivers education and training programs and coordinates the PAR program. Collaborative research opportunities are encouraged.

There are considerable pressures in this fast-paced and high-volume environment characterized by continuous change, shifting priorities and frequent interruptions. Competing deadlines and multi-tasking are the norm. The incumbent is required to work within a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision, demonstrate adaptability and flexibility in the face of changing demands, and generate and communicates new ideas and suggestions to improve the quality of animal care or provision of program services.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Supports the University Veterinarian and works collaboratively with the other UACC Clinical Veterinarian in the management of veterinary services and oversight of facilities for all animals used in research, teaching, testing and production at the University of Saskatchewan, ensuring a harmonized program for provision of optimal veterinary care.
  • Ensures compliance with guidelines and policies of the CCAC and other applicable regulations, policies, and best practices and assists the University Veterinarian with maintaining uniform policies and procedures across campus
  • Works with the University Veterinarian to resolve animal care and use issues promptly and collaboratively while maintaining positive interactions between stakeholders; builds positive relationships and collaborations across campus.
  • Serves as Facility Veterinarian for multiple facilities: establishes and maintains a comprehensive clinical program for diverse species in his/her care, including sentinel and quarantine programs, vendor screening, oversight of animal import and export, and diagnostics. This includes twenty-four hour emergency “on call” duties as well as occasional scheduled non-traditional business hour duties.
  • Performs animal facility site visits, addressing animal health and welfare concerns, assisting with SOP development, reviewing veterinary programs and ensuring adequate record-keeping and monitoring. Provides oversight and guidance to technical and animal care staff.
  • Provides assistance with AUP development, anesthesia, surgical, post-op care, and technical support when requested for research and teaching activities using animals; develops humane intervention points and clinical monitoring; ensures best practices.
  • Coordinates and delivers the UACC’s PAR Program to ensure compliance with regulations and guidelines and the humane use of animals.
  • Oversees the preventive medicine and enrichment programs.
  • Develops and delivers training for animal users, students, residents, animal care staff and technical staff in the humane care and use of laboratory animals.
  • Supports education programs and postdoctoral training in laboratory animal medicine and pathology.
  • Serves as a voting member of the UACC, chairs sub-committees as needed, and serve as a voting member of the Animal Research Ethics Board as needed.
  • Ensures cost recovery of billable time and supplies expended in support of research projects; identifies cost saving initiatives within the office and communicates recommendations.
  • Pursues continuing education opportunities in order to further professional development through increasing skills and knowledge; actively pursues or maintains American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Board Certification.
  • Other duties as assigned by the University Veterinarian and UACC.

Qualifications

Education:

Applicants must possess a D.V.M. and eligibility for veterinary licensure in the Province of Saskatchewan. S/he will have extensive training/experience in laboratory animal medicine. Training and experience, particularly graduate training, in science, microbiology, pathology, statistical methods, surgery, and research methodology is preferred. Graduate training in laboratory animal medicine, an MSc or PhD in a specific research discipline, and research experience are preferred. Board certification or eligibility as a Diplomate, ACLAM would be an asset.

Experience:

Applicants will have several years of experience as a laboratory animal veterinarian in an academic or research institution with a broad range of animal-based research and teaching. Experience in clinical laboratory animal veterinary practice is desirable. Experience with Animal Biosafety Level 2 and higher would be preferred. A broad knowledge of academic structure and culture and knowledge of animal ethics research policies and processes at the University of Saskatchewan would be considered assets.

Skills:

The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge of the regulations, guidelines, and policies surrounding the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing; knowledge of the principles of humane animal care and treatment; and a broad understanding of the use of animals in biomedical research and teaching. The ideal candidate will possess sound judgement and superb interpersonal and communication skills. S/he will have a proven ability to demonstrate integrity, professionalism, tact and diplomacy in interactions with a wide variety of people and organizations both internal and external to the university. The successful candidate will be able to effectively manage their time and prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment.

This position is in scope of the Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association (ASPA).

How to apply:   Visit the following UofS Careers site: https://usask.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=3279


Assistant Director & Clinical Veterinarian, Office of the Campus Veterinarian, Washington State University, Spokane, WA

8-31-18

Washington State University is actively seeking applicants for a full-time permanent position of Assistant Director and Clinical Veterinarian to serve the research and teaching community at its branch campus located in Spokane, Washington. The Spokane campus of Washington State University serves the metropolitan Spokane area, the Inland Northwest, the state, the region and the world. It offers the educational, scientific, economic and cultural benefits that accrue from access to the services and programs of a major public land-grant research institution. For more information about WSU and the Spokane Campus - please visit https://spokane.wsu.edu/

This position reports to the Director and Attending Veterinarian of the WSU Office of the Campus Veterinarian within the Office of Research. The WSU animal care and use program is accredited with AAALAC-International. WSU is a large land-grant institution with a diverse animal care and use program serving educators and researchers. The WSU Spokane campus is located approximately 90 miles north of the main WSU Pullman, WA campus and includes faculty and instructors from the College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing and more.

The Assistant Director/Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for providing day-to-day oversight and administration of veterinary care to University-owned animals within the Office of the Campus Veterinarian. This administrative professional position is also responsible for overseeing the planning, organizing and management of the WSU centralized animal housing facilities and animal care staff at WSU Spokane. Responsibilities include regularly exercising independent judgment and discretion in work directly related to providing adequate veterinary care, animal husbandry and oversight to animals used in research, teaching and testing at Washington State University as mandated by federal law, regulations, accreditation standards and university policy as set by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Required qualifications:  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD) degree. License to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Washington or eligibility to be licensed within 6 months of hire. Category II Accreditation from the National Veterinary Accreditation Program of the USDA or eligibility to be accredited within 6 months of hire. Three (3) years of experience directly related to exotic animal, zoological or laboratory animal medicine and clinical care.

This position is open until filled. For full description of position requirements and instructions on how to apply, visit www.wsujobs.com . See position # 123174. WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.


Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine, Charles River Laboratories, Contract Research Organization Position, Reno, NV

8-31-18

Apply: https://jobs.criver.com/job/Reno-Director-Laboratory-Animal-Medicine-NV-89511/496224100/

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

  • Doctoral degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) in Veterinary Medicine and Master’s degree (M.S.) in a discipline relevant to laboratory animal medicine.
  • 8-10 years related experience.
  • Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.
  • ACLAM Diplomate Status preferred. USDA accreditation is desirable.

Charles River Laboratories 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.


Director Veterinary Services and Attending Veterinarian, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

8-31-18

Interested candidates should apply to the following portal

https://jobs.rutgers.edu/

Posting number 18ST2502

Position:

The core purpose of the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is to advance Rutgers preeminence in research and spur economic growth. ORED provides services university wide to support the faculty’s research and strategically leads the university's economic development activities. ORED’s functions range from supporting the identification of new research funding opportunities and submission of grants proposals to post-award financial management and research regulatory affairs. The office directs research commercialization, including patenting and licensing, and serves as a central point for industry access.

As part of ORED, this position reports directly to the Assistant Vice President of Comparative Medicine Resources (CMR) and will serve as a member of the senior leadership team. The position is critical to ensuring excellent animal care and welfare in all aspects of the university’s programs encompassing two AAALACi accredited units. The CMR animal care program manages the care of a wide variety of vertebrate species used in biomedical and agricultural research and instruction at the Newark, New Brunswick, Piscataway and Camden campuses.

Key Duties:

  1. Management of veterinary team composed of multiple veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Oversight of veterinary care of a wide range of animal species used in biomedical research across the university. Directs and oversees training of staff in the care and use of research animals. Provides oversight and direction of activities of veterinary and husbandry management staff university-wide, and monitors compliance. Ensures that the senior veterinarians support and assist investigators in protocol and animal model development, advising them in experimental design regarding animal welfare and adequate veterinary care issues.
  2. Serve as the Attending Veterinarian on the Rutgers Institutional Animal Care and Use committee (IACUC)  and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). 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. Works with investigators on development of protocols and advise on appropriate methods for successful research outcomes.
  3. Provides strategic input and participates in CMR leadership team and ORED extended leadership teams as required.
  4. Oversees and administers the laboratory animal care and use program in accordance with established institutional policies, animal welfare laws, granting agency requirements and standards for accreditation by AAALAC International. Interacts with a faculty, technical personnel and students involved in the use of animals for research. Plans, initiates and coordinates activities within the animal research facilities and between the facilities and other units. Meets with department heads and management staff as needed.
  5. Participates in national and international meetings and serves as a subject matter expert in the field on behalf of the University
  6. Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and Rutgers' regulations, laws and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified. Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent and a license to practice in at least one state. 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.
  • Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in laboratory animal medicine which includes institutional veterinary research (academic, industrial or government), including a minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience.
  • Progressively advanced experience in a diverse AAALACi accredited laboratory animal research programs, including biomedical and agricultural research.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage people and act as a mentor to junior staff. - Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, diplomacy and the ability to effectively interact and build trusted relationships.
  • Proven ability to effectively organize and prioritize conflicting priorities, meet deadlines, and be a “change” agent to adopt new practices and procedures.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality with discretion.
  • Results driven, accepts and acts on all forms of feedback to effect change.
  • Demonstrates patience, reliability, composure and stability under pressure.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • USDA accreditation
  • Significant experience developing, leading and managing a diverse AAALAC accredited program encompassing agricultural, laboratory, biomedical, companion, fish, and wildlife species.
  • Demonstrated success working with and providing leadership for a diverse and geographically dispersed team
  • -PhD or Masters in a field of biomedical research is a plus

Attending Veterinarian/Operations Safety Officer, MI Bioresearch, Ann Arbor, MI

8-27-18

POSITION SUMMARY

This position satisfies two critical roles in the Company:

  • Attending Veterinarian(“AV”) who, along with any consulting veterinarians and animal care staff, is responsible for the design, implementation, maintenance and oversight of an effective veterinary care program at MI Bioresearch.  MI operates in a manner consistent with The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (“Guide”), NRC, 2011 and Public Health Service (“PHS”) policies as dictated by the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare.   And,
  • Operations Safety Officer(“OSO”), who assures the Operations department is performing in a manner consistent with regulations in the context of overall safety.  In this capacity, the OSO has direct responsibilities and is responsible for coordination of others to assure overall operational and employee safety. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities of the incumbent include, but are not limited to:

1)    Assuring that the health of all animals is effectively monitored from entry to final disposition. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Assuring that programs are established, promoted and monitored that support the physical and psychological well-being of animals under MI’s responsibility;
  • Assuring the appropriate number of people, including those in animal care and operations, are effectively trained at observing animals for clinical signs;
  • Assuring all animals are observed at least daily;
  • Providing and maintaining a system for reporting clinical conditions that might be due to infectious disease or are not recognized as a possible consequence in the approved VUF and assuring that same is properly used by all relevant personnel;
  • Advising on and monitoring biohazard control policies and procedures relevant to the animal care and use program;
  • Providing guidance on the disposition of animals with known or suspected opportunistic pathogens; and
  • Providing ad hoc guidance on circumstances suggesting early animal euthanasia.

2)    Approval of all sources for animals supplied to MI.  As the Company does not manage colonies internally, all subjects for research purposes are acquired from third-parties.  The AV is responsible for:

  • Establishing standards for validating the use of preferred vendors for sourcing animals;
  • Periodically monitoring preferred vendors relative to those standards;
  • Establishing exclusion criteria for animals entering an MI facility;
  • Routinely monitoring preferred vendor performance;
  • Assuring that all vendors communicate breaks in biosecurity to MI immediately upon occurrence; and
  • Providing guidance for quarantine and testing of animals coming from sources other than preferred vendors.

3)    Guidance and oversight of animal husbandry.  This involves the AV:

  • Providing general oversight through review/approval of SOPs;
  • Participating in facility inspections;
  • Informing appropriate personnel of any changes in regulatory requirements or changes to the Guide that may affect animal care;
  • Reviewing all protocols (VUFs) to assure that:
    • consequences to animals are identified and action plans described.
    • end point considerations are identified and action plans described.
    • surgical procedures and perioperative care is addressed.
    • pain and/or distress is identified and that protocols include adequate means to minimize pain and distress and give advice on relief of pain or distress not anticipated in the approved VUF.
    • methods of euthanasia are consistent with those approved by the IACUC.
  • Lead the Post Approval Monitoring to assure that criteria listed in the VUF (or protocol) are being followed; and
  • Establish and audit for compliance the use of a reporting system to assure that any protocol-related consequence is identified and reported for observation/treatment.

4)    Engagement in the Company’s surgical programs, including assisting in development, training and validation of new surgical techniques.  Surgery is a core competency within MI and one required to affect a number of cancer models.  The AV is responsible for:

  • Assuring that appropriate procedures/policies are in place to guide research investigators in developing protocols that include adequate surgical and perioperative care;
  • Engaging in the development and validation of any new surgical techniques to assure compliance with then existing standards; and
  • Participating in the training of personnel engaged in surgical procedures, as may be requested by Operations.

5)    Oversight of the proper use of anesthetics, analgesics and tranquilizing agents.  Assure that procedures/policies are in place to guide research investigators in developing protocols that include appropriate methods of anesthetics, analgesics and tranquilizing agents that meet the requirements of the AVMA Guidelines (or any regulatory requirement that supersedes the AVMA Guidelines).

6)    Development and use of appropriate methods of euthanasia.  Assure that procedures/policies are in place to guide research investigators in developing protocols that include appropriate methods of euthanasia that meet the requirements of the AVMA Guidelines (or any regulatory requirement that supersedes the AVMA Guidelines).

7)    IACUC membership.  As a key leader in animal welfare at MI, the AV’s participation on the IACUC is critical and involves:

  • Review of all SOPs and training related in any way to animal welfare;
  • Review of all VUFs and protocols;
  • Assisting the IACUC in developing appropriate guidelines relates to surgeries, use of anesthetics, analgesics and tranquilizing agents and in euthanasia:
  • Participation in all Facilities Inspections and Program Reviews; and
  • Direct engagement in advising the IACUC Chair and the IO on new regulations/Guide updates or deficient areas of the Program/facilities.

8) Maintains currency in the field of laboratory animal medicine, particularly rodents, and changes in regulatory or guidance information that could affect the Company.  This is accomplished through currency with literature, including publications by OLAW and AAALAC, engagement with peers and selective attendance at relevant meetings.

  1. Coordination with and oversight of all Company process that assure the safety and well-being of Operational employees, including chairmanship of the Company’s Safety Committee.  This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Assuring the Company has the proper processes and training to assure biosafety, including direct engagement with the Company’s third-party biosafety consultant;
  • Assuring the Company has the proper processes and training to assure radiation safety, including direct engagement with the Company’s third-party biosafety consultant in collaboration with the imaging group leader;
  • Assuring the Company has the proper processes and training to assure overall employee health and safety (“EHS”) in the laboratory and vivarium in collaboration with the person assigned EHS responsibilities; and
  • Assuring the Company remains properly licensed with appropriate authorities including, but not limited to, NRC, Michigan Pharmacy Licensure, DEA Licensure, and in compliance with operating procedures associated with same.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a DVM (or VMD) from an accredited veterinary school in the United States. Training in laboratory animal medicine and has achieved board certification under the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is preferred/
  • Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in laboratory animal medicine
  • Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Michigan. Under this person’s licensure, the AV should provide access to authorized veterinary pharmaceuticals and other veterinary supplies as requested.

Other Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical skills;
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and listening skills;
  • Problem-solving orientation;
  • Independent actor, willing to assume responsibility and accountability

Interested parties should visit the MI Bioresearch careers page: https://www.mibioresearch.com/about/careers

MI Bioresearch is an equal opportunity employer.


Laboratory Animal Behavior Specialist, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Research Services, Division of Veterinary Resources, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

8-27-18

Join us on the edge of discovery as a Laboratory Animal Behavior Specialist. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s largest medical research facility, has a challenging and rewarding position available in the Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR).

Working as the Laboratory Animal Behavior Specialist in the DVR for the NIH requires mastery of a broad program of veterinary medicine and animal behavior, recognized skill to develop modern mechanisms and techniques, and new or revised program approaches to enhance animal well-being in the research setting.  You will be responsible for the direction of behavior and environmental enrichment for both large and small animal programs in multiple animal facilities, direction of technical staff, and oversight of contract services. The Laboratory Animal Behavior Specialist helps establish policies and procedures, and guidelines for animal behavior and environmental enrichment to ensure full compliance of the animal program with pertinent laws, acts, regulations and USPHS and NIH policies and consistent with DVR policies and mission. The ability to work with a wide spectrum of individuals in a team setting is essential. The Laboratory Animal Behavior Specialist is a critical DVR position and is seen as critical by the DVR Director and Senior DVR Leadership.

Qualifications for the DVR Behaviorist include a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education.  Candidates must have successfully completed National Veterinary Board certification, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, and have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional veterinary experience. Graduates of veterinary schools not AVMA accredited must have Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates certification. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is essential. A substantial background in laboratory animal behavior is critical.

The mission of the Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR) is to contribute to and support the advancement of NIH intramural biomedical research by providing excellence in animal care and specialized research services. DVR is a centrally managed AAALAC accredited program that is responsive, efficient, and accountable to the NIH researchers' needs. The DVR is a large, multifaceted, central program that (1) provides veterinary medicine and technical support to research animals; (2) provides husbandry and care of a large animal population with multiple species; (3) provides diagnostic and a variety of research services; and (4) provides central support services for all NIH animal care programs such as animal transportation and procurement.

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. A full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long -term care insurance, leave, and savings plan (401(k) equivalent).  Appointments for this position are made as Staff Scientist and are open to all sources. The position is based in Bethesda, Maryland and relocation expenses as provided by the government are covered.  Applications must be received by September 23, 2018 and should be sent to:      

Jill Ascher MA,DVM, MPH, DACLAM 
Director, Division of Veterinary Resources
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike, Bldg. 14A/102
Bethesda, Maryland  20892
phone: 301.451.8334
cell: 240.858.9569
fax: 301.402.0352
e-mail: jill.ascher2@nih.gov  http://dvrnet.ors.od.nih.gov/

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Cover letter and CV may be emailed to Dr. Ascher at Jill.ascher2@nih.gov

DHHS/NIH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Clinical Veterinarian III/Facility Veterinarian

8-21-18

Join The Winning Team….Team SoBran - We are an industry leader in designing professional animal care programs, managing animal facilities, and providing high quality technical support for laboratory animal research projects. At SoBran, we care about people. SoBran's success hinges on our employees. We maintain a professional environment and ensure that our people have the tools and training to achieve; and opportunities for learning and advancement. Our employees' individual talents contribute to our success! We thank you for your interest in SoBran.

We are currently seeking a Clinical Veterinarian III/Facility Veterinarian to serve at the National Institutes of Health in Poolesville, Maryland.

Please apply by clicking on the following link: http://bit.ly/2wi1GLg

OVERVIEW: Serve as the Facility Veterinarian for animals housed at the NIHAC, Division of Veterinary Resources.

Description of Duties:

Provide clinical care, research support, and regulatory oversight for all species within the DVR animal facility located near Poolesville, Maryland. This position has an emphasis on veterinary care for non-human primates, however support with carnivores, rabbits, rodents and ungulates are also required at this location.

  1. Perform daily health exams, quarantine procedures, semi-annual health exams, and health physicals for all animal species within DVR animal facilities
  2. Participate on a rotational basis in the weekend and holiday veterinary coverage roster
  3. Review Diagnostic Support Services reports and monitor reports for current and program trends
  4. Directly support animal research studies of significant size, scope, and complexity conducted by the NIH intramural research programs
  5. Maintain and perform QA on controlled substance logs and animal medical records
  6. Understand the current SOP’s of the DVR and assist in developing SOP’s relative to DVR veterinary medical operations
  7. Assist with assigning veterinary support to veterinary staff
  8. Assist with investigator questions and concerns
  9. Assist with mentoring/development of on-site veterinary staff
  10. Perform routine, emergency and research specific surgical procedures
  11. Assist with staff training and technical proficiency evaluations
  12. Assist in the development of an infectious agent outbreak disaster plan and implement the plan as needed
  13. Provide assurance for the compliance with regulatory agencies and AAALACi.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned by the SoBran Director, SoBran Program Manager, DVR Animal Program Director and the DVR Chief, Veterinary Medicine Branch

Duty hours & Location Assignment: Work hours are 7am to 3:30pm; Monday through Friday and include coverage outside normal work hours in the event of an emergency. This position requires weekend and holiday coverage on a rotational basis. Duty hours will be determined by the government client and may be modified at the discretion of SoBran management or at the request of the government client.

Required education: Must have a VMD/DVM from an AVMA-accredited institution and a current license to practice veterinary medicine

Required experience: Must have knowledge in the development and management of animal research protocols. Must have a technical background in laboratory animal science, specifically clinical expertise with non-human primates, carnivore and rodent species. Must have a strong understanding of the concepts of biomedical research as well as other regulatory documents e.g. the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the PHS Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Regulations under the Animal Welfare Act, ARAC Guidelines, Manual 3040-2 Animal Care and Use Intramural Program.

Our Commitment

SoBran, is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.


Principal Scientist, Clinical Veterinarian, 4711460
Pfizer Inc., Pearl River, NY

8-13-18

To support Comparative Medicine (CM) by delivering high quality clinical veterinary medicine throughout the animal facilities. There is regular interaction with colleagues fulfilling the key regulatory responsibilities of the applicable local regulations and AAALAC International guidelines. Some aspects of veterinary care will be delegated to the veterinary technical staff through the consultation on minor treatments and interventions.

Location: This position is located at Pearl River NY

Reports to: Site Head –   Supervises: up to 10 FTEs

Working Relationships:

Routine proactive interactions are with those colleagues who fulfill the relevant regulatory responsibilities so appropriate high-level compliance is maintained. Daily liaison on specific clinical cases with veterinary technical staff that provides the on-call service during regular working hours working under veterinary direction. Daily interactions also occur with colleagues who manage and supervise the husbandry operations in the animal facilities. Frequent interactions will occur with in vivo scientists in order to provide advice on clinical cases, humane endpoints, adverse effects and research models. Interactions are required with the IACUC during ethical review of animal research proposals.  Occasional interactions will occur with vendors and others outside of Pfizer to evaluate new equipment or audit animal care programs.

Primary Duties: 

  1. Provide high quality veterinary care to diverse species of research animals in support of Pfizer’s portfolio.  Complete duties delegated by the Attending Veterinarian (AV) for all facilities. Veterinary direction is provided to veterinary technician staff assigned to the animal facilities. Support continued compliance by fulfilling the AV responsibilities specified in the applicable local regulations, codes and guidelines.
  2. Review or consult on research animal proposals submitted for IACUC review.  Serve on a rotational basis to provide veterinary care coverage on weekends and holidays.
  3. Maintain the relevant sections of the animal care program, SOPs, and training documents to assure the quality of site operations and regulatory compliance. 
  4. Interact with in vivo scientists to understand their research needs, engaging them in a flexible and constructive manner to address matters of ethical review with a focus on 3Rs, humane endpoints and adverse effects.  Provide input to CM research projects in support of Pfizer’s portfolio.
  5. Train colleagues in CM and other Research and Development lines in techniques and principles which promote 3Rs, in particular anesthesia and analgesia as well as reported in the literature and communicated at external meetings.
  6. Support the AV to maintain compliance and to provide advice on regulatory animal health matters, for example import/export of animals and by-products.
  7. Assist in the conduct of internal audits and other inspections and on occasion assist with the evaluation of third party facility inspections and audits by acting as a CM expert.
  8. Consult on animal model development to assist researchers as necessary.  Aid in the evaluation of new equipment to facilitate the execution of technical projects.
  9. Actively participate on or lead CM teams. 

May be required to work under one of the following: the United States Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Act and associated Regulations and Standards, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Good Laboratory Practices, Public Health Service Policy and/or AAALAC accreditation standards.  
 
Qualifications Educational Background:

  • DVM; licensed to practice in the US required
  • Board certified (preferred) or eligible (required) by ACLAM or other relevant certification in the US (or equivalent board certification) 

Work Experience: 

  • In general, a colleague at this level will have a minimum 2-4 years of experience.
  • Experience in laboratory animal medicine with demonstrated ability in regulatory requirements, preventive health care, clinical care and anesthesia/analgesia required. All colleagues should have functional knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook, calendar management and Internet Explorer.  Colleagues should be able to use on line systems such as time tracking and document management. (e.g. SharePoint, Activity Tracker)  Knowledge and use of other systems based upon job function may be required: Experience with analysis software/validated data capture systems. (e.g. Biobook)

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.   Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure.  Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act.  Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government.  If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

Eligible for Relocation Package

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Interested Candidates please apply at: https://pfizer.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PfizerCareers/job/United-States---New-York---Pearl-River/Principal-Scientist--Clinical-Veterinarian_4711460-1


Veterinary Medical Officer, Associate Director and Head of Veterinary Clinical Services,  FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Silver Spring, MD

8-7-18

The FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Office of Management, Division of Veterinary Services (DVS) is recruiting to fill a Veterinary Medical Officer position.  This is an exciting and unique career opportunity for qualified candidates with experience in managing clinical care of laboratory animals, including nonhuman primates (NHPs).  The selected candidate will also gain experience with medical product regulatory review and be appointed to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee as well as to one or more CBER review teams.

The Division is responsible for supporting all aspects of FDA's laboratory animal care and use program on the White Oak campus, which includes CBER, CDER (Center for Drug Evaluation and Research) and CDRH (Center for Devices and Radiological Health).  DVS provides a comprehensive set of animal-related services, providing for the humane care and health of mice, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters, voles, rabbits, ferrets, amphibians, and NHPs.   This position as the Associate Director and Head of Clinical Veterinary Services will supervise the nonhuman primate staff and report to the Attending Veterinarian.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Basic Requirements

Must be a U.S. citizen with Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education.

OR

Graduates of foreign veterinary medical schools that are not accredited by the AVMA Council on Education (Refer to AVMA web site, http://www.avma.org for information about schools in this category) must meet one of the following requirements.

  • Proof of certification of their final transcript by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG)
  • Possession of a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice veterinary medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States that includes successful completion of the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) or its predecessors, the National Board Examination (NBE) and the Clinical Competency Test (CCT).
  • Proof that the education obtained in a foreign veterinary medical program is equivalent to that gained in a veterinary medical program that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education. Under this provision, equivalency is established only if an AVMA-accredited veterinary medical school or college accepts the graduate's final transcript from the foreign veterinary medical school at full value for placement into an advanced degree, postgraduate educational program, or training program (e.g. residency or graduate program).

Additional Qualification Requirements for the Veterinary Medical Officer

Qualified candidates will have expertise in laboratory medicine via residency training following veterinary school and verified by certification through testing by The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).  Candidates who are ACLAM Board-eligible may also be considered.  In addition, FDA requires evidence of excellent clinical skills, surgery skills, nonhuman primate experience and effective supervisory experience.  Excellent communication skills, problem-solving skills and people skills will also be utilized as selection criteria.

Education

Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment.  Applicants must possess current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent degree from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States and 3 years of graduate-level training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent experience and training.  U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers may also apply.

SALARY:  Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  An excellent federal employee benefits package is available.

LOCATION: Silver Spring, MD

HOW TO APPLY:  Submit electronic resume or curriculum vitae (CV) with work history and supporting documentation to CBER.Employment@fda.hhs.gov.  Supporting documentation may include: educational transcripts, state veterinary license, and names and contact information for professional references.  Applications will be accepted through August 31, 2018, although applicants will be considered as resumes are received.  Please reference Job Code: OM-18-0001-ACLAM.

NOTE:  This position may be subject to FDA’s strict prohibited financial interest regulation and may require the incumbent to divest of certain financial interests. Applicants are strongly advised to seek additional information on this requirement from the FDA hiring official before accepting a position.  A probationary period for may be required for supervisory positions.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WITH A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT


Clinical Veterinarian
Houston Methodist, Houston, TX

8-7-18

https://www.houstonmethodistcareers.org/job/clinical-veterinarian-laboratory-services-houston-methodist-researc-40776/

Houston Methodist Research Institute was formed in 2004 to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments.  The research institute was created to provide the infrastructure and support for these endeavors, and to house the technology and resources needed to make innovative breakthroughs in important areas of human disease.  A 540,000 square foot building dedicated to research, the research institute houses over 1,500 staff and trainees, 277 principal investigators and has more than 840 ongoing clinical trials.

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 Laboratory Practice (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 Responsibilites

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 compliance 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 project.

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, Licesnses 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

Houston Methodist Research Institute – www.houstonmethodist.org

Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

On-Call:  Yes

Travel:    Yes


Clinical Veterinarian
The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

The Clinical Veterinarian directs the clinical care of sick and injured mice at JAX Bar Harbor and assists other Comparative Medicine and Quality veterinarians in assuring that JAX policies and procedures are appropriate to assure: the health and welfare of JAX mice; continued compliance with relevant laws and regulations (consistent with OLAW Assurance); and continued AAALACi accreditation. This individual participates in research projects and may present results at courses and conferences.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides guidance and support in regards to veterinary clinical medicine.
  • Participates as a veterinary member of the Animal Care and Use Committee including protocol review and policy writing.
  • In conjunction with the JAX Trainers, provides training to animal care associates and research personnel.
  • Responds to questions and concerns raised by JAX employees and customers related to the care, use, health, and welfare of mice.
  • Assists the Sr. Manager of Regulatory Affairs and Manger of Regulatory Compliance in responding to and resolving animal care and welfare issues that threaten to compromise the Laboratory's ability to conduct animal research or distribute animals.
  • Participates in research studies in collaboration with other members of CMQ.
  • Participates in writing research reports and where appropriate, may assist in applying for grant funding, internal or external.
  • Works with Pathologists, Chief of Diagnostic Services, and Biosecurity Officer to investigate unusual clinical cases or cases involving known or suspected infectious disease. Also, signs/negotiates health certificates. 

Requirements:

  • DVM/VMD degree and a U.S. license to practice veterinary medicine; possesses qualifications needed to become licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Maine and to become certified by USDA in Maine.
  • At least 2 years experience working as a laboratory animal veterinarian; completion of a laboratory animal residency program and board certification by ACLAM is required.
  • Skill in reading and comprehending technical specifications, laws, and codes as they relate to regulatory compliance.
  • Excellent initiative and organizational skills to prioritize complex tasks, projects, and workflow, and use independent judgment to make decisions regarding operations and deadlines.
  • Proven ability to analyze and synthesize information, and demonstrated resourcefulness in finding appropriate solutions to problems and initiative in presenting alternatives and implementing solutions to ensure effective change and/or eliminate or mitigate potential negative effects.

About us:

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX, www.jax.org) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,000 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. A National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, JAX has a mammalian genetics headquarters in Bar Harbor, Maine, a facility in Sacramento, California, and a genomic medicine facility, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), in Farmington, Connecticut.

The Jackson Laboratory's 43-acre scenic Bar Harbor campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking and biking in the world (over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, views, and dramatic coastline) is accessible from our campus. We are one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, which offers a vibrant downtown district with a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries.

JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!

Our Values:

INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right

PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all

ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science

EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results

INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions

STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us

What do we have to offer?

JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program, an onsite full service cafeteria, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.

Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

Learn more about career opportunities at JAX: http://www.jax.org/careers.


Assistant Director, Primate Medicine, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Services (PM and ACPS)
California National Primate Research Center, UC Davis, Davis CA

8-7-18

Annual Salary: $107,700-204,500 + Salary determined based on qualifications and commensurate with experience.

For Full Consideration Apply By: August 26, 2018

The California National Primate Research Center, CNPRC at UC Davis, is an Organized Research Unit that conducts interdisciplinary research programs on significant human health problems where non-human primates is the animal model of choice. In addition to its major efforts in the area of research, the CNPRC is also committed to both UC Davis and NIH missions of teaching and service. 

The CNPRC at UC Davis is one of seven national centers dedicated to support the use of nonhuman primates in research established by the National Institutes of Health. The CNPRC's central mission, as described in the Program Guidelines for National Primate Research Centers, is to provide support for scientists who use nonhuman primates in their research through intellectual infrastructure, animals, facilities, and related expertise necessary to enable research using nonhuman primates. The CNPRC is a national resource for collaborative and consultative expertise, biologic and genetic material, normative data, and specialized facilities and equipment to support nonhuman primate-related research. 

The CNPRC is seeking an experienced and talented senior level Veterinary Administrator in the role of the Assistant Director for Primate Medicine & Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Services (PM & ACPS), responsible for the strategic direction and overall administration, implementation and management of Primate Medicine, Pathology Services, and Clinical Laboratory Services. Coordinate and promote effective faculty/Principal Investigator relations and functions with an extremely high degree of autonomy in directing research support services to Core and Affiliate Scientists and principal investigators.

The AD of PM & ACPS is responsible for achieving divisional departmental performance goals and regulatory management including human resources, financial and physical resources, operations management of clinical veterinary medicine, surgical services, colony healthcare management, veterinary pathology and clinical laboratory support related to animal health care management of the nonhuman primate colony and research support to investigators.

The scope of the role includes: 

  • Ensure high quality and appropriate managed healthcare to colony animals and assure research support is provided to Core and Affiliate Scientists. 
  • Direct, coach, train and oversee performance management of divisional employees to develop both technical and professional staff and direct reports. 
  • Direct clinical strategic and operations planning and budget administration that includes recharge administration. 
  • Represent the CNPRC to UCD officials/regulatory officers and on a national level within the NIH and NHP research community.
  • This role interacts effectively with the Associate Director of Primate Services, Assistant Director of Research Services & Colony Management, the CNPRC Director, and with all levels of CNPRC Administration Management and staff.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of laboratory animal medicine as evidenced by Diplomat Status in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Board-certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Successful completion of a residency program in Laboratory Animal Science. 
  • DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary medical college or school and eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of California. 
  • Minimum of 7 to 9 yrs experience in laboratory animal medicine and 5 yrs experience managing and directing complex animal preventative and emergency care program. Professional veterinary experience in clinical medicine as it applies to diagnostics, surgical procedures and medical treatment of a wide variety of laboratory animals such as nonhuman primates, rodents, agricultural species and other exotic species.
  • Minimum of 5 yrs of post-doctoral/DVM training OR DVM (or equivalent) Board certified, American College of Veterinary Pathologists and/or the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine with 5-9+ yrs of diagnostic clinical pathology experience and 3+yrs of experience with progressive leadership in the management of a large-scale pathology service program. 
  • Experience working with nonhuman primates as models of human disease necessary to advise investigators on the design and conduct of research with nonhuman primates to maximize the quality and quantity of information gained from nonhuman primate models. Experience in diagnosing and characterizing spontaneous diseases of nonhuman primates as potential models of human disease. 
  • Senior clinician level of knowledge and/or experience in medical/pathology primatology as it applies to diagnostics, surgical procedures and medical treatment of nonhuman primates. Proven clinical care program management focused on clinical and surgical skills. 
  • 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). Experience assessing GLP-compliant studies and diagnostic pathology involving laboratory animals.
  • Managerial-level knowledge of humane care, use, and housing of animals with understanding of standards and guidelines as established by the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • USDA accreditation to perform federally mandated duties associated with operation of a laboratory animal research facility. 
  • Experience working with a variety of nonhuman primate species or other complex animal models, and meeting animal care, housing, and research regulatory requirements. 
  • BioSafety, Crisis Management, and Occupational Health and Safety Training. 
  • Knowledge of gross necropsy procedures and basic histopathology of nonhuman primates. 
  • Managerial experience in support of biomedical research, facilitating research needs, and working with investigators. 
  • Experience in public speaking and media relations to give written and oral presentations at national and international meetings.   

Application Procedure:

To view the complete position posting and to submit an application on-line visit at  http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=138085  

Requisition Number #03022006

The California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator & Employer (A.A./E.O.E.E.)


Global Director
AAALAC International, Frederick, MD

8-1-18

AAALAC International seeks to fill the position of Global Director.The position is based in Frederick, Maryland and is available immediately.

AAALAC International

Founded in 1965, AAALAC International is a private, not-for-profit corporation that enhances the quality of research, teaching, and testing by promoting humane, responsible animal care and use. The organization accomplishes these goals by providing advice and independent assessments to participating institutions, and accrediting animal care and use programs that meet or exceed applicable standards.

The sixty seven Member Organizations with diverse interests including animal welfare, scientific discovery, as well as patient and science advocacy provide direction to the Association. Each Member Organization appoints a representative to serve in AAALAC International’s House of Delegates. A Board of Directors has primary responsibility for oversight of AAALAC’s business affairs and governance matters and is the principal liaison between the Member Organization Delegates, the AAALAC International Executive Office staff, and the Council on Accreditation.

AAALAC accreditation is widely recognized as a vital component in achieving and maintaining a high-quality biomedical research program and advancing animal well-being in science and education. Accreditation is AAALAC’s primary program, with more than 1000 accredited programs in 47 countries. To assist organizations in preparing for accreditation, AAALAC International offers a second program, its Program Status Evaluation service. Both prospective and currently accredited organizations benefit from the Association’s third component, its Education & Outreach Program.

The Association maintains offices in Frederick, Maryland; St. Louis, Missouri; Pamplona, Spain; and Samutprakarn (Bangkok), Thailand. A staff of sixteen full-time employees directs and administers AAALAC International programs, with a 62-member Council on Accreditation leading the on-site assessments of animal care and use programs and determining accreditation status. Additional information is available at www.aaalac.org 

The Global Director

The Global Director reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for overseeing the accreditation program globally as well as serving as one of several staff members representing AAALAC International and promoting AAALAC’s mission on a worldwide basis. The Global Director supervises the Senior Directors and the Senior Program Analysts. The Global Director assists the Chief Executive Officer in implementing the policies and programs of the organization. All accreditation issues are coordinated with the Council on Accreditation and the Chief Executive Officer in accordance with policies formulated by the Board of Directors.

In-depth understanding of, and experience in, the AAALAC International accreditation program is critical and the role of AAALAC International in assessing and accrediting animal care and use programs in a diversity of countries is required. Knowledge and familiarity with the organization and operation of research animal programs worldwide is required. Experience in the management and administration of programs using animals in research, testing and education is highly desirable. A veterinary medical degree and board certification in laboratory animal medicine are required. Familiarity with international regulatory frameworks is essential. An ability to articulate and defend the humane care and appropriate use of animals in research, testing and education to differing constituencies verbally and in writing is necessary.

AAALAC International is an equal opportunity employer; minority candidates and women are encouraged to apply.

Interested persons should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Kathryn Bayne at GlobalDirectorSearch@aaalac.org.  To ensure consideration, please submit your application by Friday September 14, 2018. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your submission, please call the AAALAC International Executive Office at 301/696-9626.


Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
Toxikon Corporation, Bedford, MA

7-26-18

Toxikon Corporation, originally founded in 1977, is a Contract Research and Testing company with laboratories in Bedford, MA.  Our mission is to provide quality pre-clinical research services to Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Biotech industries.

Job Summary

Toxikon is seeking an experienced Laboratory Animal Veterinarian to join the Veterinary Services department.  The Laboratory Animal Veterinarian will maintain the organization's 45,000 square foot USDA registered, AAALAC International, accredited animal facility that houses rodents, rabbits, guinea pigs, dogs, swine, goats and non-human primates.  The successful candidate will direct research and development plus biocompatibility studies for the medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.  Additionally, this position will be responsible for training technicians and other Study Directors on veterinary care and surgical protocol designs.

Other duties include instructing research technicians, Study Directors, and Quality Assurance personnel on laboratory animal science, equipment usage, veterinary medicine, animal care laws and regulations.  Responsible for standard operating procedures on the veterinary care of multiple species, cage washer operation, animal identification/acclimation, and various testing procedures, veterinary equipment and on environmental enrichment of multiple species.

Essential Duties

  • Assure compliance to all federal, state and voluntary animal welfare laws and regulations. Consults with staff on all related regulatory issues. 
  • Provides support to investigators for research projects involving large and small animal species and consults on animal care and use protocols. 
  • Monitors protocols and procedures for animals from pre-operative through post-operative care. 
  • Directs, along with other veterinary staff, activities of the veterinary technical team. 
  • Implements preventative medicine programs. 
  • Provides clinical care of research animals, as well as clinical oversight/support to animals in housing environments. Participates in clinical rounds to monitor health of animals. 
  • Acts as a liaison between Toxikon's study directors and business development.
  • Member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC
  • Participates in and actively supports team management. 
  • Trains departmental personnel and research investigators, wherever required.
  • Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure. 
  • Performs semi-annual inspections and husbandry inspections for the IACUC. 
  • Plans and organizes veterinary drug and equipment purchases. 
  • Performs related duties as assigned. 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Operational Focus - perform surgery and veterinary medical care for a variety of species.
  • Expert knowledge of laboratory research animal care and use regulations, laws, policies and procedures, and research protocol procedures. 
  • Working knowledge (in addition to veterinary sciences) of interdisciplinary scientific fields common to the pre-clinical research community. 
  • Ability to communicate scientific and technical information orally in order to collaborate with scientists, managers, scientific institutions and sponsors. 
  • Ability to use training aids and other training methods to help personnel support the research endeavors across the company. 
  • Ability to edit technical reports, manuscripts and operating procedures for proper veterinary procedures and manipulations. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Veterinary Medical Degree or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (VMD or DVM).
  • 2-5 years of experience in laboratory animal medicine.
  • Expert knowledge of Federal, State and other animal welfare standards. i.e. USDA, MSPCA, OLAW and AAALAC. 
  • Basic to advanced surgical skills among various large animal species, including but not limited to non-human primates, dogs, sheep, pigs, goats, rabbits, and/or ferrets as well as small animal species. 
  • DEA license is required.
  • Licensed in the State of Massachusetts required. 
  • ACLAM diplomat status is preferred. 

This position is located in Bedford, MA.

For additional information about Toxikon go to www.toxikon.com.

Toxikon offers a comprehensive benefits program including: paid vacation, sick time, 401(k) plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurances, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance program, employee referral bonus, discount programs and more.

Toxikon is an equal opportunity employer.  As an equal opportunity employer we do not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant because of race, sex, gender, ethnicity, religion, creed, age, color, military/veteran status, genetic condition or information, Family and Medical Leave entitlement, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, marital status, qualified physical or mental disability, transgender status, or any other legally protected class in accordance with federal, state and local laws. 


Veterinary Pathologist
Toxikon Corporation, Bedford, MA

7-26-18

Toxikon Corporation, originally founded in 1977, is a Contract Research and Testing company with laboratories in Bedford, MA. Our mission is to provide quality pre-clinical research services to Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Biotech industries.

Toxikon is looking for an experienced Veterinary Anatomical Pathologist to join our pathology team.  The successful candidate will work hand in hand with our study directors, sponsors and technical lab staff to review pathology slides/samples and generate contributing scientific reports.  This position offers a great opportunity to take part and review a wide variety of both IND enabling toxicology studies as well as R&D and efficacy programs.  As a CRO, Toxikon works with Sponsors from around the globe in over 60 countries testing an extensive variety of drugs and medical devices.  You will be joining a growing pathology team.

Essential Job Duties

  • Participate in on-going toxicology and R&D studies conducted in compliance with FDA and other national and international regulatory agencies.
  • Oversee and perform necropsies involving a wide variety of laboratory animals, contribute to the development of study protocols and writing pathology reports.
  • Train department personnel in gross pathology and histology processing, devises and directs use of special stains and methods.
  • Actively participate in the discovery and characterization of mechanisms involved in experimental models and in the pre-clinical development and safety assessment of novel therapeutic agents.  Active communication with Sponsors, study directors, and other team members in a collaborative scientific environment.

Qualifications and Experience

  • DVM or equivalent degree and ACVP board certification required
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the CRO, drug development or device environment.
  • Toxicology and investigative pathology experience required
  • Solid understanding of medical device and pharmaceutical R&D.
  • Experience working under GLP guidelines is highly desired.

Part-Time and Full-Time Positions available.

This position is located in Bedford, MA with flexibility

For additional information about Toxikon, please visit www.toxikon.com.

Toxikon offers a comprehensive benefits program including: paid vacation, sick and personal time, 401(k) plan with company match, medical, dental, vision care, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurances, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance program, employee referral bonus, discount programs and more.

Toxikon is an equal opportunity employer.  As an equal opportunity employer we do not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant because of race, sex, gender, ethnicity, religion, creed, age, color, military/veteran status, genetic condition or information, Family and Medical Leave entitlement, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, marital status, qualified physical or mental disability, transgender status, or any other legally protected class in accordance with federal, state and local laws. 


Clinical Veterinarian
HHMI, Ashburn, VA

7-23-18

HHMI is currently recruiting for a new position at the Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, VA.  We are searching for a full-time Clinical Veterinarian to join the Animal and Biological Services team that supports ground breaking research, currently focused on neuronal circuitry, imaging, and cognition.  This position will serve as the Attending Veterinarian on the IACUC, will oversee the animal health program by providing evidence-based systems and processes appropriate for the clinical, preventive, and emergency treatment of various species, with a significant emphasis on zebrafish and rodents, and will collaborate in the development of novel processes and procedures to support research needs, including submission for publication or presentation.  If you are an ACLAM boarded or board eligible Veterinarian that desires a position in a collaborative research environment and strives to find unique solutions to minimize delays to science, then click on the link below to apply for this new position

Summary: 

The Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for the clinical care and treatment of animals used in ground breaking basic science research at Janelia.  This includes serving as the Attending Veterinarian on the IACUC, providing guidance to researchers on animal care and use protocols and the Vivarium staff on husbandry and research support.  This person will provide evidence-based systems and processes that are appropriate for the clinical, preventive, and emergency care for various species, with a significant emphasis on zebrafish and rodents.  This individual will have a strong knowledge of the department’s operations and the needs of the researchers with whom the Vivarium supports and collaborates.  This person will maintain a broad understanding of state-of-the-art principles, theories, and procedures in the laboratory animal field that pushes the boundaries of biomedical research while ensuring animal welfare and regulatory compliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the Attending Veterinarian with membership on the IACUC, including consulting with researchers and the IACUC Chair on the development of protocols, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Performs veterinary review of all protocols and significant amendments and participates in post-approval monitoring where needed.
  • Participates in IACUC semi-annual inspections and program reviews.
  • Creates pre, intra, and post-operative care guidelines, including recommendations for analgesic and anesthesia, in collaboration with researchers.
  • Provides clinical diagnostic, triage, care, and treatment for animals used in research at Janelia, including weekend and holiday on-call support.
  • Provides expertise in the field of transgenic rodents and with nontraditional species.
  • Provides guidance on the acquisition, quarantine, and disposition of research animals.
  • Oversees animal health surveillance program.
  • Provides and authorize health reports and documentation for animal exports to other institutions.
  • Assists with maintenance of AAALAC accreditation, including editing the program description and participating in the site visit.
  • Participates in the development of novel processes and procedures to support research needs, including submission for publication or presentation.
  • Responsible for controlled substances used in Vivarium procedures and for clinical cases, including maintaining the required state and federal licenses.
  • Manages project-based budgets when needed.
  • Additional department specific activities to support the use of animals in research at Janelia.

Scope:

  • This position is responsible for the health and welfare of animals used in research at Janelia. The individual will be the primary resource for all veterinary related issues and will have final discretion in the clinical care and treatment of animals at Janelia.  Decisions made by the clinical veterinarian can impact research outcomes and should be made in a collaborative atmosphere, if at all possible.  This individual must have a high standard of professional integrity.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent from an institution accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  • Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, with a requirement to obtain veterinary licensure and USDA accreditation in Virginia within the first year of employment.

Experience:

  • Three to five years of experience post veterinary degree in a laboratory animal facility supporting research with rodents and zebrafish.
  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board certified preferred. ACLAM eligibility with board certification within the first year of employment required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated skills to support lab animal research with diverse species.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, policies, and regulations relating to the use of animals in research.
  • Computer skills necessary for document preparation and presentation, as well as familiarity with database interactions to support Vivarium operations.
  • Enthusiastic and motivated individual with a strong sense of customer service.
  • Ability to clearly communicate in English, in writing and speech.
  • Ability to learn tasks independently and train others on the same tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot departmental processes and procedures.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to review goals, analyze processes, and develop approaches and systems required to meet those goals. Often explores new areas and seeks opportunities to apply new knowledge to work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative, service-oriented, rapidly changing environment to accomplish mutual goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to deal effectively with research scientists, laboratory technical staff, administrative staff, management, outside contractors, and vendors.

Physical Requirements:

The following is the minimum physical requirements.

  • Occasionally lifts and/or carries objects weighing up to 10 pounds
  • Occasionally stoops and bends
  • Occasionally reaches and grasps with arms and hands
  • Work is performed in a normal office or research lab environment where there are relatively few physical discomforts due to dust, dirt, noise and the like.
  • Work involves possible exposure to malodorous vapors, animal allergens and other animal-borne hazards, experimental microbial agents and viral vectors, low dose radiation, contamination by toxic chemicals and acids, and presence of carcinogenic substances.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor. 

HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Chair, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery
Attending Veterinarian, Institutional Animal Care and Use Program
Director, Research Animal Support Facility – NCI Cancer Center Support Grant
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

7-23-18

The Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (DVMS) at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas is recruiting an experienced Laboratory Animal Veterinarian and leader with an established record of outstanding performance in research animal care, collaborative research, regulatory medicine and administration.

The role of the Chair will include administrative leadership and responsibility for planning, performance, and evaluation of programs of animal care and welfare, facilities management, research services and collaborative research. These duties include day-today operation of veterinary clinical and surgical services, clinical anatomical pathology research programs, and educational programs.  The Chair serves as the Attending Veterinarian and is responsible for managing the animal care and use program in compliance with applicable Federal and State Animal Welfare laws, regulations, and guidelines, and for maintaining AAALAC International accreditation. This position will require the ability to develop effective strategies to insure a sustainable program that provides high-quality support for animal studies utilizing diverse species. MD Anderson is one of the world’s most respected cancer centers devoted exclusively to advancing basic science, translational, clinical, and prevention research on cancer.

The candidate must have experience in collaborative research as well as an established record of performing team science. The Chair will oversee recruitment, retention, and career development of departmental faculty, and will review the performance of staff and faculty within the Department. The Chair must possess outstanding skills in interpersonal relationships, critical analysis, and problem solving. The Chair will closely collaborate with the Department Administrator to provide effective leadership to the department.

Interested candidates will need to demonstrate the ability to lead within a progressive, dynamic research environment and have a distinguished record of exceptional performance within the subspecialty of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Candidates for consideration must be board certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and eligible for licensure in the State of Texas.

In addition, candidates should have demonstrated leadership in dealing effectively with different stakeholders both within and outside their institution, planning and assessing programs, developing plans to optimize operations, and managing financial and human resources. MD Anderson is committed to building a diverse community of faculty and encourages women and minorities to apply.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vitae and names of references along with a supplemental narrative statement to address their qualifications (2-3 pages) by September 7, 2018 to:

Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Chair Search Committee
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd - Unit 1492
Houston, TX 77030
Email: chairsearch.vetmedsurgery@mdanderson.org


Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

7-13-18

The University of Louisville (UofL) is seeking a highly motivated veterinarian to support its growing animal research program.

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, and medical/educational research, in addition to some large animal clinical care, 2) contributing to program planning, design, renovation/construction, and operation of  rodent animal facilities, 3) completing special administrative projects as assigned by the Assistant 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 and gnotobiotics 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.

How to Apply

jobs@louisville.edu, Job ID number -  35295

To apply for this position, follow the “On-Line App. Form” link below and then click on the “Apply Now”. You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking the “Submit” button.  Detailed instructions are available at Louisville.edu/jobs in the “My Career Tools” section.  Vacancies are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00 PM on the deadline date.  If the posting description requested that you follow up and mail or email other documents, your application will not be considered complete until those have been received by the department. 


Clinical Veterinarian

Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Comparative Medicine, Boston, MA

7-9-18

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is hiring a Full Time Clinical Veterinarian

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) is hiring a Clinical Veterinarian to serve a large animal care program located in the Boston Longwood medical area. The program oversees mainly rodent and aquatic animal populations used in biomedical research and encompasses 4 large facilities. The Clinical Veterinarian provides and oversees preventive and supportive veterinary care for laboratory animals at BWH, with a team of professional staff. This person also provides professional expertise in a collaborative research manner to investigators at BWH and elsewhere for animal model development and proper care and use of animal subjects. The position involves daily exposure to laboratory animals and their waste products.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online using job ID 3067781https://www.brighamandwomens.org/about-bwh/careers/external-candidates-search-open-positions

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:      

  1. Provide service to and train research staff on various components of proper animal use, preparation of animals for surgery, anesthesia, surgical technique, post-operative monitoring, injections, and sample collection;
  2. Perform Veterinary review of BWH protocols.
  3. Manage preventive health programs, such as quarantine evaluation of new arrivals, surveillance of rodent colonies, annual physical examinations of USDA species, and gross necropsy evaluation of unexpected mortality events, and advise support staff with their assistance to these programs.
  4. Prevent, diagnose, and treat disease in rodent and non-rodent laboratory animal species, consistent with good veterinary practices. Perform routine clinical rounds in vivaria throughout BWH as well as site visits to animal vendors and extramural satellite facilities where BWH animals are maintained or procured. Rounds duties includes close work with a team of veterinary technicians to assure adequate veterinary care of animals under assigned facilities.
  5. Participate in Post Approval Monitoring or research studies in assigned areas.
  6. Mentor CCM staff to encourage career growth and strengthen the animal care team.
  7. Provide weekend/holiday/after-hours coverage for veterinary emergencies, on a rotating basis with other professional staff in
  8. Participate in establishing, implementing and monitoring policies and procedures involving laboratory animal care and use that is compliant with federal and state laws and regulations and current accreditation
  9. Comply with and follow CCM and BWH policies and
  10. Other duties as

Qualifications:        

  • Doctoral degree in veterinary medicine from an AVMA-accredited
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in a state in the United States (Massachusetts preferred).
  • Eligible for USDA veterinary accreditation (accreditation preferred).
  • Completion of a post-doctoral residency / fellowship in Laboratory Animal Medicine or equivalent experience ( ~ 5 years) working with common laboratory animal species including rodents, rabbits, livestock and aquatic species.
  • Eligibility to sit for the examination for board certification in laboratory animal medicine by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine preferred.
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English and basic scientific

Skills/ Abilities/ Competencies Required:

  1. Proficient in verbal and written English, mathematics, word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail.
  2. Has a customer-focused attitude and enjoys working with similarly dedicated persons in a team fashion within a high-energy research
  3. Communicates well with a variety of levels of employees and outside
  4. Willing to pursue continuous improvement in the duties described above, including but not limited to additional training and continuing education opportunities as they may

Principal Scientist, Clinical Veterinarian
Pfizer, Inc., Groton, CT

7-9-18

REQ# 1617443

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. Oversee aspects of veterinary care delegated to veterinary staff through the consultation on minor treatments and interventions.

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 WCM colleagues globally. Development of an in-depth understanding of one or more aspects of laboratory animal medicine, e.g. rodent health surveillance, genetically modified animals or primatology, encouraged. Experience with project teams and working across lines and disciplines can be gained.

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

DVM, VMD; licensed to practice in the US or equivalent required

Residency in laboratory animal medicine 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 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.

Physical/Mental Requirements

  • Will be working with a variety of animal species including nonhuman primates
  • Will be required to serve on a rotational basis to provide veterinary care coverage on weekends and holidays.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.   Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure.  Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act.  Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government.  If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

Interested candidates please apply at:  https://pfizer.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PfizerCareers/job/United-States---Connecticut---Groton/Principal-Scientist--Clinical-Veterinarian_1617443-1


Clinical Veterinarian
SNBL USA, Everett, WA

7-2-18

SNBL USA, Ltd. 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.

Req No. 2018-1911
Location US-WA-Everett
Category Veterinary
Type Regular Full-Time

Overview
The Clinical Veterinarian will examine, diagnose and treat laboratory animals at SNBL USA Everett, WA, 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.

Who we are:
SNBL USA 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 SNBL USA and set your future in motion.


Responsibilities
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

Qualifications
What We Are Looking For:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • 3+ years experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine, including experience with NHPs, rodents, rabbits and canines
  • A State License in Veterinary Medicine is required and must acquire licensure in state of Washington within one year of employment
  • Has a current USDA Accreditation to sign health certificate or will be accredited within one year of employment
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions; the ability to write routine reports and correspondence; and the ability to speak effectively with clients and staff
  • Preferred experience serving on and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Preferred experience working in a Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) environment
  • Prefer ACLAM board certification or eligibility

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • 401K with match
  • 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.


Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/y92rykdpc6hg686k


Associate Director, Embryology Services
Taconic, Germantown, NY

6-15-18

Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in providing the highest quality laboratory animal models and related services to the international biomedical research community for over 60 years, is seeking an Associate Director, Embryology Services to join our team in our Germantown, NY location. We support leading universities, government agencies, and pharmaceutical companies with high quality products and services that are essential to their processes and empower them to progress their research forward. We're 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.

The Associate Director, Embryology Services will be responsible for oversight of operational activities that occur in our embryology and gnotobiotic services. This includes:

  • The embryology laboratory, which conducts cryorecovery and cryopreservation activities, as well as in vitro fertilization for mice and rats.
  • The gnotobiotics facility, which includes foundation and production colonies
  • The embryology pipeline, which includes the generation of pseudopregnant animals, the embryo transfer, and post-embryo transfer holding at multiple animal health statuses.

The successful candidate will function daily in a collaborative way with direct management and peers to move the embryology service into the future in an innovative way. The candidate will join a high functioning team of passionate and professional individuals committed to Taconic’s clients.

Candidates must have a VMD/DVM. Board certification or eligibility from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and/or the American College of Theriogenologists is strongly preferred. Previous management experience is strongly preferred. Research experience, including an MS or PhD degree in a relevant area of study, such as reproductive biology, is also a plus. An equivalent combination of education and technical/managerial experience would also be considered. Candidates must have demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing; computer and math skills required.

At Taconic, we are dedicated to finding solutions to improve human health. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan, and more! If you are looking for a rewarding career and the opportunity to grow, this is the position for you!

Apply today by visiting www.taconic.com/careers . Click on “employment opportunities” and search for position IRC32401.

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


Veterinary Medical Officer (VMO)
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Silver Spring, MD

6-11-18

The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) in the Office of Device Evaluation is seeking outstanding Veterinarians interested in working in a challenging and dynamic environment as part of a team involved in review of new medical devices to determine their safety and effectiveness prior to their introduction to the marketplace.  As members of a multidisciplinary team of scientists and clinicians, the incumbents will be involved in the review and analysis of pre-clinical and clinical data related to medical devices submitted by device manufacturers for evaluation in CDRH.  Products areas include medical devices that treat ligament, tendon, and cartilage injuries and arthritis, as well as fractures. Work will involve a range of modalities including use of surgical guides and/or advanced robotic systems for orthopedic surgery. Orthopedic medical devices reviewed in CDRH include total joint prostheses, fracture fixation devices, bone growth stimulators, and spinal devices.

Qualifications:   Specialty veterinary medical training and license to practice veterinary medicine in the US. In addition, candidates should have highly developed analytical, written and oral communication skills, be comfortable working in dynamic team environments, and have exceptional time management and organizational skills.  Experience in laboratory animal medicine, investigative medical research, or veterinary pathology is desirable.  Knowledge of FDA regulations is helpful, but not a requirement.

Location: Offices are located in Silver Spring, Maryland at the White Oak Campus, in the Washington D.C. Metro Area.

How to apply:Interested candidates should send a Resume or CV to:

FDA/Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Office of Device Evaluation
Division of Orthopedic Devices
CDR Tania Schuppius
tania.schuppius@fda.hhs.gov

FDA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND HAS A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT.  TO QUALIFY FOR EMPLOYMENT, ALL APPLICANTS MUST MEET ALL CIVIL SERVICE OR COMMISSIONED CORPS REQUIREMENTS INCLUDING U.S. CITIZENSHIP.


Director, Division of Animal Resource Facilities
Marshall University, Huntington, WV

6-11-18

Director, Division of Animal Resource Facilities (DARF) Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, WV The Division of Animal Resource Facilities (DARF) of Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine seeks to fill the position of Director of DARF. Responsibilities Reporting to the University Vice President for Research, the Director provides oversight and university wide management of Animal Resource Facilities (ARF), the division that provides services for the university wide vertebrate animal research program. The Director assists in assuring compliance with all federal laws and guidelines and institutional policies concerning the use of animals in research. The Director works in partnership with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Office of Research Integrity. The Director is responsible for directing a division that administers a high quality program of service to faculty researchers. This individual develops, implements, and maintains animal care standards and policies to maximize university research.

Major duties include:

  • Responsible for the operational management and administrative direction of the DARF.
  • Provides leadership and direction in policy development and implementation for the division.
  • Using a thorough knowledge of animal medicine and applicable policies, laws, and regulations, the ARF Director has the authority and accountability to make decisions regarding animal care as well as the personnel and resources that he/she oversees.
  • The Director is expected to perform or assign management tasks in an effective manner that furthers the goal of excellence in animal care and use in scientific research and education.
  • Ensures appropriate animal care standards in accordance with federal guidelines, requirements of AAALAC International, and University policies, and is a member of the IACUC.
  • Provides advice to the Vice President for Research on issues concerning the use of animals in research.
  • Ensures financial integrity in costing of all services, including per diems, in consultation with the Office of Research.
  • Provides executive leadership in implementing the mission of animal research services, including animal care, regulatory compliance, research support, teamwork and assuring the safety and well-being of personnel and animals.
  • Participates in veterinary support and assistance to investigators in protocol and animal model development, advising them in experimental design regarding animal welfare and adequate veterinary care issues. Understands and adheres to MU’s Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • Ensures that the staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs.
  • Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and university regulations, laws and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified.
  • Responsible for administering the annual operating budget and ensures appropriate expenditure of all funds allocated for department administration.
  • Other responsibilities as deemed necessary for the proper management and delivery of lab animal services to the University.

Qualifications Education/Experience:

  • The successful candidate must have a Veterinary medical degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited or approved veterinary medical college or school, or have passed the Foreign Veterinarian Equivalency Examination.
  • Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or equivalent training and experience with board certification in another related field will be considered.
  • Post DVM graduate degree(s) MS or PhD are desirable in addition to board certification. USDA accreditation is desired.
  • Five to ten (5-10) years of experience in laboratory animal medicine working in a major research university or institution is required, and three to five (3-5) years successful administrative experience either directing a facility or a significant component of an animal research program.

Licensure:

  • A current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state and eligible for licensure in the State of West Virginia.

Competencies:

  • A thorough knowledge of and experience with federal regulations and their implementation in the care and use of animals used in biomedical research.
  • Excellent management, leadership, and human relations skills and an ability to interact with investigators as well as with facility management and husbandry staff.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, budget preparation and management, personnel management, demonstrated ability to recruit, hire and train new staff and an ability to motivate and retain professional staff.
  • Skills, knowledge and ability in general laboratory animal techniques, clinical, surgical and anesthesia techniques, and diagnostic procedures related to the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease in laboratory animals in a university environment.
  • An appreciation for and knowledge of the use of internet, web-based and database information systems related to the administration and management of animal research facilities.

To apply, https://marshall.peopleadmin.com/postings/10302.


Senior Clinical Veterinarian
Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX

6-11-18

Houston Methodist Research Institute was formed in 2004 to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments. The research institute was created to provide the infrastructure and support for these endeavors, and to house the technology and resources needed to make innovative breakthroughs in important areas of human disease.  A 540,000 square foot building dedicated to research, the research institute houses over 1,500 staff and trainees, 277 principal investigators and has more than 840 ongoing clinical trials.

The Senior Clinical Veterinarian is key position with the Comparative Medicine Progam and is responsible for advancing excellence in veterinary care by providing diagnostic and clinical veterinary care for laboratory animals maintained in support of the HMRI research program. The clinical veterinarian also provides regulatory oversight to ensure compliance with all federal regulations and guidelines pertaining to the use of laboratory animals, including the FDA Good Laboratory Practice (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 Methodists Pillars of Excellence and will be transferred to the Performance Evaluation.

People - 20 %

  1. Trains, advises and mentors investigators, graduate students and technicians in the provision of outstanding care and use of laboratory animals.
  2. Provides oversight and guidance to the technical veterinary personnel and animal care staff.
  3. Exercises strong leadership skills to foster a team environment that demonstrates respect for every member of the department and promotes employee engagement and retention.
  4. Established effective relationships with the research laboratories to ensure

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. Participates in post approval monitoring of research protocols to ensure compliance with federal regulations and guidelines and the humane use of animals.
  4. Investigates evidence based solutions to clinical and research problems, and publishes the results in peer reviewed journals.

Quality/Safety - 20 %

  1. Actively manage special services offered by the department such as surgical service, rederivation, biosecurity and post-approval monitoring as assigned to ensure a high level of quality and and an investigator (customer) service focus.
  2. Oversee documentation, SOP and policy development, record review, and QC monitoring of research projects within the animal facilities to ensure adherence to federal regulations and guidelines.
  3. Perform veterinary pre-review of animal use protocols to ensure compliance with high quality animal care and animal welfare regulations and provides assistance to investigators with protocol development.
  4. Activity participate on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee either as a voting or alternate veterinarian and as the liaison between CMP and the Office of Research Protection.

Finance - 20 %

  1. Oversees the distribution and accounting of controlled substances in accordance with HMRI and DEA regulations.
  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. Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in the face of changing demands.
  2. Contribute to the academic advancement of laboratory animal medicine by publishing in peer-reviewed journals, presenting at national meetings, or performing professional service that advances laboratory animal medicine.
  3. Generates and communicates new ideas and suggestions that improve the 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.

Requirements:

  • DVM from an accredited school of veterinary medicine
  • Minimum 8-15 years experience in the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Board Certification American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state; must obtain state of Texas license to practice veterinary medicine within one year of hire.
  • 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
    o 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

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

https://www.houstonmethodistcareers.org/job/senior-clinical-veterinarian-comparative-medicine-leadership-management-houston-methodist-researc-37585/Position


Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

6-7-18

The Laboratory Animal Program of Purdue University is seeking a clinical veterinarian to replace one of our staff who is retiring. The position serves as one of three graduate veterinarian positions providing veterinary care as well as animal care and use oversight at multiple Purdue University campus facilities. In addition to the graduate veterinarians, the Laboratory Animal Program professional veterinary staff includes two veterinary technicians and a veterinary technician who serves as a full time training coordinator.

Purdue University, founded in 1869, is the state of Indiana’s land-grant university. All units that utilize animals, including Animal Science Farms, are fully AAALAC-International accredited. The University’s main campus, located in West Lafayette, is approximately 80 miles north of Indianapolis and 126 miles south of Chicago, Illinois. The Purdue animal care and use program encompasses approximately 13 sites with 83 buildings that house animals. The total space devoted to animal housing is approximately 689,364 square feet and 2,132 acres of pasture. The average daily animal census of animals maintained in Purdue facilities totals approximately 33,000. Representative species include mice, rats, other rodents, zebrfish, dogs, swine, sheep and agricultural farm species.

Required is a D.V.M. degree or equivalent from an A.V.M.A. accredited veterinary medicine program and current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state with eligibility to practice in the State of Indiana is required.

Desired qualifications include training and / or experience in laboratory animal medicine to include a working knowledge of the diseases, conditions and common problems affecting a broad cross section of animals in an academic environment as well as a working knowledge of laws, regulations and guidelines and ability to apply this knowledge towards assuring compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and Public Health Service standards.

Two years clinical veterinary experience set as minimum. Applications are welcome from those beginning their career in laboratory animal medicine as well as those with more experience. Post-doctoral training in laboratory animal medicine or commensurate experience leading to ACLAM board eligibility / certification desired but not required. Entry level applicants should be willing to learn and use standards related to animal care and the conduct of clinical laboratory animal care in an academic environment.

A preferred candidate will have highly developed interpersonal and oral / written communication skills and the ability to work collegially with research and animal care staff. Must also possess the ability to work with minimal supervision, exercise good judgment with problem solving skills.

The duties and responsibilities of the individual can be somewhat tailored to the qualifications and interests of the applicant. However, as a minimum, responsibilities will include participating in the provision of routine veterinary medical care to a variety of species. The majority of animals seen will be dogs, cats, rodents, swine and sheep. Large animal clinical care for the agricultural herds is provided primarily by the College of Veterinary Medicine Large Animal Service.

Position will also provide assistance in monitoring Purdue University’s policies and procedures regarding the use of animals in teaching and research. Such policies and procedures are based upon standards and recommendations found in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, The Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching, The Public Health Service Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Animal Welfare Act and related documents. Activities will include the provision of indirect oversight of animal care programs at multiple campus facilities, maintaining frequent communication with animal facility personnel, evaluating and ensuring compliance with federal and regulations and guidelines.

Position will serve as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and participate in associated activities / compliance issues as assigned to include facility and programmatic evaluations. Thoroughly evaluate and review assigned animal use protocols and amendments, providing guidance and support to IACUC and principal investigators.

Regionally competitive salary commensurate with qualifications, training and experience. Generous employee benefits.

A check of criminal conviction records will be made for employment in this position.

To apply for this position via website please visit www.purdue.edu/jobs

For additional information regarding the position contact:

Bill Ferner D.V.M., Dipl. ACLAM, Director, Purdue University Laboratory Animal Program
Phone: 494-9128 / ferner@purdue.edu

Purdue University is an equal access/equal opportunity/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.