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Per Diem Clinical Veterinarian
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Posted 28 June 2016

Responsibilities:   The Center of Comparative Medicine and Pathology (CCMP), serving Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, and the Hospital for Special Surgery is seeking a Per Diem laboratory animal specialist. Responsibilities include supplemental provision of clinical care to laboratory animals; participation in animal health monitoring, quarantine, and surgical programs; and intermittent leave relief for full-time clinical veterinarians. 

CCMP is responsible for the care of over 250,000 animals daily, housed in nine facilities in Manhattan, Queens and Westchester County in the NY metropolitan area as well as Doha, Qatar.  Programs are centrally managed, AAALAC accredited, and supported by a multi-disciplinary diagnostic laboratory. CCMP has a staff of more than 200, including 9 veterinarians (both ACLAM and ACVP board-certified).

Qualifications:  Candidates must possess a DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited institution; have completed postdoctoral training in laboratory animal medicine; and, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state. ACLAM board certification is highly desirable.   Individuals that are board certified in other specialties, e.g., internal medicine, surgery, anesthesia, or zoological medicine, with a strong interest in laboratory animal medicine are also encouraged to apply.

Applications:   Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references to:   Neil S. Lipman, VMD, Center of Comparative Medicine and Pathology, 1275 York Avenue, Box 270, New York, NY 10065 or by e-mail to lipmann@med.cornell.edu.

Employer Information:  Weill Cornell Medicine is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.


Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
BIOQUALL, Inc., Rockville, MD

Posted 28 June 2016

BIOQUAL, Inc. seeks a Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian to join four ACLAM board-certified / board eligible veterinarians.  BIOQUAL is an established contract research laboratory with a national reputation in infectious disease and related research using a variety of laboratory animal species with an emphasis on nonhuman primates. Our four AAALAC, International, accredited facilities are located in Rockville, Maryland, along the I-270 Research Corridor close to the National Institutes of Health, and encompass over 140,000 square feet of  animal space.

The clinical laboratory animal veterinarian with training and experience in non-human primates, specifically macaque model of AIDs, will diagnose and treat common conditions in the animal colony.  The veterinarian will oversee the care of non-human primates, ferrets, rabbits, and rodent models that are assigned to research projects in virology, emerging infectious diseases and immunology in all buildings.  The type of care will include sentinel programs, routine clinical care, infectious disease treatment, surgical procedures and ABSL3 Select Agent work.  This applicant will also assist in the training and supervision of the veterinary technical staff, to include training classes and individualized training.  Assistance with regulatory oversight, client site visits, IACUC protocol review, site visit preparation and interviews with federal inspectors will be routinely required.

Minimal qualifications for this position are a DVM/VMD degree with current license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States; completed laboratory animal residency program; ACLAM diplomat or board eligible. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential. New or recent comparative medicine residency graduates are highly encouraged to apply.

BIOQUAL offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, and is an EEO M/F/D/V Employer. Individuals interested in this position should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, telephone numbers and addresses of three professional references to 4 Research Court, #100, Rockville, Maryland, 20850 or wwagner@bioqual.com.


Attending Veterinarian
MI Bioresearch, Ann Arbor, MI

Posted 28 June 2016

To apply, please email your resume to recruiting@mibioresearch.com.

Molecular Imaging is now MI Bioresearch! MI Bioresearch is a premier preclinical oncology CRO (Contract Research Organization) with outstanding expertise, and one of the broadest and most mature ranges of cancer models and services in the industry. MI Bioresearch is seeking a veterinarian to work closely with our Attending Veterinarian (AV) with the goal of assuming the AV responsibility when/if the time is right. Because of the "transitional nature" of this role, MI Bioresearch is willing to entertain part-time and even consulting opportunities for the right fit.

Position Overview

  • MI Bioresearch is seeking a high-energy veterinarian with a passion for humane animal care and use practices and the ability to apply them in a fast-paced, business environment.
  • The veterinarian is responsible for day-to-day oversight of rodent animal care (mice and rats only). He or she will work closely with investigators that run client studies (clients: big and small pharma, academia and private institutions).
  • The veterinarian will work closely with the AV to ensure that MI Bioresearch's program is compliant with applicable guiding principles and laws: ex. OLAW, AWA, The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, etc. He or she may also assist the AV to ensure program consistency inter-site (MI Bioresearch operates an Imaging Center in La Jolla, CA). To be clear, though, this position will focus on the Ann Arbor, MI site.
  • The veterinarian must have a thorough understanding of the needs of purpose-bred laboratory mice and rats.
  • He or she will assist with the review of all underlying documentation associated with MI Bioresearch's animal care and use program, ex. protocols, policies, SOPs, safety manuals, etc. so the best fit must have a good eye for detail and strong writing/reviewing skills.

Qualifications

  • DVM or VMD with at least two years of previous related laboratory animal medicine experience.
  • Industry experience is a plus.

Join Us Today! Great Benefits, Great Environment, Essential Purpose Are you ready to take the next steps to working in our hands-on, fast-paced environment? Contact us today to learn about joining our team!


Attending Veterinarian and Director, Office of Laboratory Animal Resources
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Posted 20 June 2016

West Virginia University invites applications for the position of Attending Veterinarian and Director of the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources (OLAR).   This position reports to the Institutional Official (as AV) and the Senior Associate Vice President for Research at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (as Director). The position has primary responsibilities for veterinary care of our research and teaching animals, for helping investigators conduct animal research that is humane and complies with institutional and governmental standards, and for managing our overall program of animal care and use.  The program currently encompasses activities described in approximately 200 protocols by 100 principal investigators, involving rodents, rabbits, birds, aquatics, amphibians, and sheep for biomedical research and teaching housed in 46,000 square feet of recently built or renovated facilities, and various species for agricultural research and teaching on university farms.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Responsibilities

The AV-Director:

  • Actively assists researchers and teachers who use animals in their work by ensuring that their needs for clinical and surgical support are met, by providing training programs and advice on matters related to animal health and well-being, and by providing technical support
  • Serves as a member of the IACUC in the review and approval of animal use protocols to facilitate research and teaching activities and compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulations, and also provides veterinary advice to the IACUC
  • Advises the Senior Associate Vice President and Institutional Official regarding current standards of animal care and use, including standards promulgated by NIH/OLAW and AAALAC
  • Directs the OLAR, with responsibility for training and managing the skilled veterinary technical staff and fostering their professional development, for managing the office staff, and for budgeting and planning
  • Directs, and develops as needed, the university-wide program of veterinary care and preventive medicine

Qualifications

The AV-Director must have a DVM or VMD degree from an accredited veterinary program and be a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. In addition, the AV-Director must document:

  • Skills,  knowledge, and ability in general laboratory animal techniques; clinical, surgical, and anesthesia techniques;  and diagnostic procedures related to the detection and treatment of disease in laboratory animals in a university environment
  • Comprehensive understanding of animal welfare laws and regulations, and of professional standards of animal care and use
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact in a constructive and collegial way with university researchers and teachers
  • Ability to communicate with, organize, plan, supervise, and advise a wide variety of university personnel

Application

To apply, visit http://jobs.wvu.edu and navigate to the position title listed above.  Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references. Applications will be processed until the position is filled.  The position is available to start as soon as possible, but the actual start date is negotiable. For additional information, contact Michael Perone, PhD, search committee chair, at mperone@mail.wvu.edu

About WVU

WVU, located in Morgantown, is a comprehensive land grant university enrolling 30,000 students in 113 degree programs.  Our Carnegie Classification is “Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.”  Morgantown is within easy driving distance of Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, and Baltimore, and has received numerous ratings as one of the best small cities in the U.S. because of its good schools, excellent health care, low unemployment rate, low crime rate, and abundant recreational opportunities. 

West Virginia University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.  The university values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invited applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.


Director of Laboratory Animal Resources and Attending Veterinarian
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Posted 16 June 2016

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is seeking a Director of Laboratory Animal Resources/Attending Veterinarian to direct operations of its animal research program and facilities and oversee veterinary medical care. The CSHL animal program has the capacity of 16,000 rodent cages spread across four facilities, serving over 50 investigators in the areas of cancer, neuroscience and genomics/genetics. The program has recently been expanded, adding a preclinical therapeutics facility that includes specialized space to develop and test therapeutics in mouse cancer models. This is a unique opportunity for someone who seeks a combination of administrative and hands-on work at a world-class research institute.

The Director of LAR/Attending Veterinarian will serve as the veterinarian of record for the CSHL animal care program and should be ACLAM Board eligible and have a license to practice in the U.S.; after starting the position, we will expect them to also become Board certified and licensed to practice in New York State.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing oversight of the CSHL animal program.
  • Providing adequate veterinary care by developing and supervising programs in preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic medicine, prescribing medical treatments, assuring adequate pain management and administering adequate anesthesia/sedation to laboratory animals.
  • Ensuring animal use policies and procedures are in compliance with federal and state regulations (USDA, OLAW, NYS) as well as industry standards for all aspects of the CSHL’s animal care and use program. Maintaining AAALAC certification. Submitting annual reports to AAALAC, OLAW, and USDA. Hosting all compliance/accreditation inspections.
  • Consulting with principal investigators and providing veterinary expertise and protocol review for the IACUC.
  • Educating and training principal investigators, students and technical research staff, as well as animal care staff, in proper veterinary methods and practice, and ensuring federal and institutional guidelines/regulations are met.
  • Collaborating with research investigators in the development, implementation and publication of research protocols.
  • Developing policies and procedures to protect the health and safety of staff.
    Based on individual area of expertise, the ideal candidate will also be involved with the following:
  • Consulting with investigators on analysis of animal models of disease, in particular the implications of behavioral phenotypes and histology/pathology analysis.
  • Supporting the work led by the head of preclinical imaging, and the manager of therapeutic testing to devise new protocols and SOPs.

This position will be under the supervision of the Director of Research Operations and will work closely with the Director of the Pre-clinical Experimental Facility and the Director of the Lab Animal Resources.

The candidate must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.); postdoctoral/residency experience and 3-5 years of experience in laboratory medicine working with rodents in an academic or industry animal research facility is ideal. The candidate should have a demonstrated knowledge of techniques and protocols relevant to a research animal facility, knowledge of federal and state regulations (USDA, OLAW, NYS) as well as industry standards required for all aspects animal care and use programs. Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are essential.

How to Apply:

If interested in this opportunity, please apply via the CSHL careers website: https://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/10225

Position number: 00879-A

Please include the name and contact information for at least three references.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT COLD SPRING HARBOR LABORATORY:
The major types of ongoing research involving animals at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory fall into the following classes: cancer animal models, behavioral animal models, collection of tissues from rats and mice for biochemical experiments, generation of transgenic animals and generation of antibodies. As an NCI-designated Cancer Center, CSHL has a vibrant program in using mouse models to study a variety of cancer types, including leukemia, melanoma, breast, prostate, pancreatic, glioma and lung cancers. Some of these experiments are examining the role of oncogenes and tumor suppressors in the development of the cancers, with a goal of defining the stages involved in their genesis and identification of key targets for therapeutic intervention. The new Cancer Therapeutics Initiative will expand this work to the evaluation of single agents and combinations, using state-of-the-art imaging and bespoke therapeutic platforms.

In addition to the cancer program, CSHL neuroscientists use both rats and mice to study cognitive processes, including decision making, sensory perception and attention. Many of these studies involve live imaging and/or recording of specific brain areas to monitor activity during a behavioral task. For many of the animal models, transgenic and gene targeting techniques are used, including techniques for introduction of interfering RNA (RNAi) to modulate expression of specific genes. Finally, the CSHL animal program accommodates several summer course programs, most notably the Molecular Embryology of the Mouse, Early Development of Xenopus laevis, and Neurobiology courses; these course uses mice, rats and frogs for animal surgeries, embryo microinjection, surgery, dissections, and mouse husbandry.

To learn more about CSHL, please visit us at: https://www.cshl.edu

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor


Assistant Director, Comparative Bioscience Center
The Rockefeller University, New York, NY

Posted 16 June 2016

The Rockefeller University seeks an exceptional, interactive, creative and academically-orientated laboratory animal veterinarian in the position of Assistant Director, Comparative Bioscience Center.

This individual will augment strong partnerships with Rockefeller investigators and assist in implementing and managing programs to motivate, invest in, and optimize internal staff performance. Responsibilities include supporting investigator research programs using diverse laboratory animal species, oversight of rodent biosecurity programs, facilitating research programs utilizing a new imaging core, providing advice on animal models and research design, clinical care to research animal colonies, participating in IACUC activities, teaching postdoctoral fellows in laboratory animal medicine and scholarly collaborations.  This is an excellent opportunity for an academically-oriented individual to visibly contribute to the success of the research programs at the university.

The successful candidate must have a DVM/VMD degree from an accredited veterinary college and, ideally, certification from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).  He/she must be currently licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the US and be experienced in laboratory animal medicine. Demonstrated clinical proficiency in a large laboratory animal facility is highly desired. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Comparative Bioscience Center consists of a centralized animal facility and core laboratories delivering phenotype and anatomical pathology, diagnostic, transgenic, gene editing, behavior and imaging services supported by 120 professionals and specialists.  The Rockefeller University campus, located on 15 acres on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, sits as an international crossroads where scientists come to speak and share ideas. 

To apply, please include a letter of intent with a statement of professional goals, curriculum vitae, and contact information of at least three references.  Visit the following URL, click on 'staff opportunities’ and enter keyword ‘IRC19544’: http://www.rockefeller.edu/hr/jobs

Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. 

The Rockefeller University is an Affirmative Action/VEVRAA/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Division of Animal Care
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Posted 9 June 2016

Position.  The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Division of Animal Care (DAC) is currently seeking a motivated individual for a new faculty position of Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian.  The faculty appointment will be on the Clinical Educator, non-tenure track in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology/Division of Comparative Medicine in Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine.  Responsibilities will include: medical and surgical care of a large and diverse population of animal species (the majority of which are rodents); animal care and use protocol review to ensure conformance to accepted veterinary practices and regulations; formal and informal training of animal care and research staff; colony health monitoring (particularly rodents); compliance activities; design and implementation of standard operating procedures for the animal care program; formal and informal training as part of the Vanderbilt University Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Program; and participation in collaborative research and/or other scholarly activities.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Located in Nashville, Tennessee, VUMC is a premier research institution internationally recognized for its leadership and innovation in the biomedical and biological sciences.  VUMC’s animal care program collaborates with approximately 345 Principal Investigators working on over 850 IACUC-approved protocols, is registered with the USDA, and has been an AAALAC International accredited facility since 1967.  The successful applicant will join a team of eight faculty veterinarians and seven veterinary technicians who oversee the health and welfare of over 20 species of animals with an average daily census of over 100,000.

Qualifications. Applicants must have laboratory animal medicine experience and/or training, strong clinical/surgical skills, an interest in teaching and training, excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and ideally, collaborative research experience.  The ability to interact positively with colleagues, scientific investigators and staff members is essential.  Nonhuman primate experience preferred. Applicants must have a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited school, or a certificate issued by the AVMA’s Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates, the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE), and be licensed to practice in at least one state. Applicants must have ACLAM board certification or be eligible for the ACLAM certifying examination at time of appointment. ACLAM-eligible applicants are expected to obtain certification within four years of hire.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit a letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, and the names and addresses of three references to:

Erin N.Z. Yu, D.V.M., D.A.C.L.A.M.
Associate Director of Clinical Medicine
Assistant Professor, Pathology, Immunology, and Microbiology, Division of Comparative Medicines

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Avenue South
AA-6206 Medical Center North
Nashville, Tennessee 37232-2130
erin.n.yu@vanderbilt.edu

Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.


Director, Comparative Medicine and UNMC Attending Veterinarian
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Posted 1 June 2016

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is the professional and scientific home of determined and brilliant researchers who work at the forefront of fields such as transplant medicine, cancer, neurodevelopment and genomics. With collaboration from a highly engaged community of skilled professionals and access to world-class facilities, UNMC researchers identify and focus on critical questions that lead to new knowledge and, in the long term, life-changing therapies. Breakthroughs like stem cell transplantation to treat cancer have proven critical to Nebraska, the nation and the world.

Position Description:

Position is responsible for the ongoing development and daily operations of eight facilities (approximately 115,000 square feet) including laboratory animal management, veterinary care and research services while managing a staff of 30+ professional animal care personnel. The Animal Care and Use Program has been continuously accredited by AAALAC, International for 50 years, since 1966. Successful candidate will work closely with UNMC faculty members in the design and implementation of animal research studies and will develop a research program consistent with UNMC’s mission of biomedical and translational research. Acts as Director, Animal Biosafety Level 3 (ABSL3 (SA) facilities Select Agent program and UNMC Attending Veterinarian.

Position interacts extensively with all UNMC and Nebraska Medicine researchers on the selection, acquisition and use of research animals and provides educational materials and training for scientists on the use of animals in research. Position leverages personal training and industry expertise as well as the knowledge/skills of others in the department to support investigators and their research. Provides oversight and management of a $4M annual budget.

Participates in institutional committees, as appointed, including Biosafety, Safety, Animal Facilities, Animal Care and Use and Compliance. 

Education Required: DVM/VMD or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited university.

Experience Required:

  • Seven (7) years of experience managing an academic biomedical research animal care and use program.
  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board certification or equivalent experience is preferred
  • Veterinary licensure in one of the 50 United States.
  • Experience with AAALAC, International accredited animal care and use programs is preferred
  • Experience with transgenic mouse and nonhuman primate models.

Special Requirements:

  • Able to work a flexible schedule as needed based on workload and deadlines.
  • Satisfactory completion of the UNMC’s background investigation.
  • Post offer physical required which may include respirator fit test.

Occupational Health & Safety Program Requirements

As a safeguard for employees and research subjects all UNMC Comparative Medicine employees may be subject to vaccines/tests/physical exams prior to working with specific animals or animal populations as required by research needs including but not limited to:

  • TB Testing/Clearance (every 12 months / once a year).
  • Hepatitis B (proof of immunization and/or vaccination).
  • Rabies (proof of immunization and/or vaccination).
  • Tetanus (vaccination < 10 years).
  • Diphtheria (proof of immunization and/or vaccination).
  • Measles (proof of immunization and/or vaccination).
  • Periodic physical exams (may include respirator fit test).
  • Other vaccines/tests as required by Occupational Health & Safety standards.

Physical Requirements:

Position requires constant seeing, adjusting focus, hearing, reading, reasoning, analyzing, communicating, working inside and outside, exposure to potential allergens, animals and hazardous substances utilized in biomedical research.

Reference Requirements:

3 letters of reference/recommendation.

Other duties as assigned.

Opportunity for a faculty position may be available for qualified applicants. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Apply Online at http://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/27733


Clinical Veterinarian
Harvard University, Boston, MA

Posted 26 May 2016

Applications: For more information and to apply, click here: 39385BR : Clinical Veterinarian

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

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

Requirements: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an AVMA accredited program; ACLAM certification or board eligibility via an ACLAM certified training program; 3 years of experience in laboratory animal medicine beyond the DVM degree. Significant experience with nonhuman primates is strongly preferred. The person in this position must also have refined interpersonal skills, and strong writing, communication, and organizational skills.  The individual should be outgoing with social skills commensurate with providing services and outreach programs for a diverse research user base.    

Employer Information: This position is based at Harvard Center for Comparative Medicine, located in Boston, MA. Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.


Assistant or Associate Veterinary Specialist, Farm Animal Services
University Animal Care, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Posted 26 May 2016

Applications:  Applications must be submitted on-line for Job No. A20809 to https://uacareers.com/postings/10646  Review of applications will begin after May 31, 2016 and will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.  

Exceptional individual sought for this full-time position in an AAALAC-accredited program led by a team of five veterinarians and supported by 50+ personnel.  The incumbent reports to the Director and will provide support for the veterinary care program, with emphasis on domestic livestock animal species (primarily pig, sheep and beef cattle) in biomedical and agricultural research.  Interest and experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: clinical care for a variety of farm animal species located in laboratory and farm settings; large animal anesthesia, analgesia, and post-operative care; procedural support to biomedical and agricultural researchers.  The incumbent will participate in clinical care support for all farm species, and provide after-hours emergency on-call service. Additional responsibilities include IACUC support, investigator consultation, and support in compliance with animal care regulations. Involvement in departmental management and university service is expected.

Requirements: Minimum qualifications: DVM or VMD from an AVMA-accredited institution; full licensure to practice within one state; willing and eligible to obtain USDA accreditation, DEA registration, and licensure to practice in Arizona upon employment. Position title and salary will be commensurate with certification and/or experience.

The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA - M/W/D/V Employer.


Veterinarian Compliance Specialist
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Posted 20 May 2016

Requirements:  Required Licenses/certificates/registrations

  • DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) required from an AVMA-accredited program
  • ACLAM certification or board-eligibility (American College Laboratory Animal Medicine) within one year of hire OR CPIA (Certified Professional IACUC Administrator) within one year of hire

Required Education and Experience

  • DVM along with 5 – 7 years’ progressive IACUC experience preferably within an AAALAC accredited institution.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Possess excellent organizational, interpersonal and written and oral communications skills as well as sensitivity to handling confidential information.
  • Must be detail oriented, flexible and possess the ability to work under pressure.
  • Interacts with line colleagues in a constructive professional manner to deliver a top level of customer service to the animal research community within the CHOP Research Institute while complying with all applicable regulations and policies.
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of the regulatory guidance (e.g., USDA, OLAW, AAALAC, NABR, etc.) that may impact administrative functions.
  • Anticipates conflicts, uses diplomacy to resolve problems.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Job Description:      

The Veterinarian Compliance Specialist of the Office of IACUC Administration (OIA) supports the animal care and use program by providing veterinary and administrative support to the OIA. Ensure the OIA effectively supports, coordinates and serves the needs of the IACUC and research community. Operationalize the IACUC pre-review process to ensure all animal care and use matters are addressed prior to IACUC review. The IACUC’s oversight responsibilities include review and approval of proposed animal use (protocol review) and of proposed significant changes to animal use; regular inspection of facilities and animal use areas; and ongoing assessment of animal care and use.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

To apply:  Chop.edu/careers and search for requisition number 16-40421


Clinical Veterinarian
University of Houston, Houston, TX

Posted 20 May 2016

Job Type:                    Staff
Posting Number:         S004193
Hiring Department:     Research Pol/Comp/Committees:H0237
Grade:                         RSE 209
Hiring Range:              $4,901.00 - $7,352.00
Full Time/Part Time:   Full-time
App Type Search By: External / Internal

Job Description       

  • Provides dedicated veterinary services to laboratory animals.
  • Reviews animal use requests and ensures university compliance with animal care and use requirements.
  • Serves as clinician in Animal Care Operations, providing veterinary services to research animals.
  • Responsible for the education and training of research and animal care personnel and establishes best practices.
  • Assists with the review of animal use requests associated with the Animal Care and Use Committee and ensures university compliance with its protocols.
  • Participates in the regular inspection of animal facilities and follows up on investigator recommendations.
  • Monitors and maintains health surveillance programs to ensure the overall health and safety of both animals and Animal Care staff.
  • Assists the Director of Animal Care operations with ensuring correct clinical procedures and appropriate management of health concerns.
  • Assists with research activities and serves on institutional compliance committees as needed.
  • Performs other job-related duties required.

Minimum Qualifications:  Doctoral degree and 3 years experience

https://jobs.uh.edu/postings/31070


Clinical Veterinarian, Laboratory Animal Resources
CBSET, Inc., Lexington, MA

Posted 12 May 2016

GRADE:  Exempt
REPORTS TO:   Director of Veterinary Services
ORIGINAL DATE: 08/17/12                    LAST REVISED: 10/29/15                   
 

BASIC SUMMARY: Clinical and preventative medical assessment and care of all laboratory species with participation in all procedures and policies related to animal care and husbandry in a GLP-compliant facility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Clinical and preventative medicine of all laboratory species including surgery if necessary
  • Involved in training of technical staff involved in handling of laboratory animals
  • Participation in IACUC process
  • Assist with oversight of controlled substance procurement and control
  • Consultation/collaboration with scientists/study directors
  • Participation in compliance with USDA and AAALAC regulations and guidelines
  • Assist with surgical model development and implementation
  • Assist with oversight of facility operations and maintenance
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: D.V.M/V.M.D. degree or equivalent
  • Experience: Experience in a preclinical laboratory environment preferred
    • Minimum 1 yr experience in associated preclinical animal facility field
  • Certification/Licensure: ACLAM board certification or board eligible preferred, MA Veterinary Licensure, driver’s license

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must be able to perform laboratory procedure that require talking, hearing, standing or sitting for long periods of time, entering data into an computer, using appropriate instruments, reaching with the hands and arms, working in narrow spaces, and wearing safety equipment (PPE) according to OSHA regulations and company standards
 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Research laboratory/medical environment, which requires use of sharp objects, working around mechanical parts, working with or near known or unknown toxic or caustic chemicals and biological hazards, exposure to fumes and airborne particles, working at a quiet to moderate noise levels

COMMENTS:
This position may require domestic travel, weekends and/or holidays.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Misty Williams-Fritze at mwilliams@cbset.org

All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their position. • The essential duties and responsibilities listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.


Director/Attending Veterinarian
University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Posted 12 May 2016

To apply, please go to: https://jobs.utoledo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59119   

The Director independently initiates, develops and manages, following judicious consultation with a variety of institutional entities, all programs and policies for the institution-wide animal care program in conjunction with the IACUC.  This is accomplished through consultation, guidance, and training on the comparative biology and medicine, technology, regulatory requirements, husbandry, medical and surgical care, and the selection, procurement, preparation, and use of laboratory animals.  This position also assures veterinary care on continual bases 24 hour, 7 day-a-week basis.

Requirements:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) from an AVMA accredited institution and current license in a US state; additional education in the field of laboratory animal medicine is beneficial
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in laboratory animal research supervision and management
  •  Knowledge of laws, regulations, guidelines and policies related to animal care and use
  •  Experience with AAALAC inspections

The University of Toledo is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educator.


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

Posted 12 May 2016

The Clinical Veterinarian will help develop and provide day-to-day administration of veterinary care to University-owned animals for the WSU Office of the Campus Veterinarian. Responsibilities include regularly exercising independent judgment and discretion in work directly related to providing adequate veterinary care 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.

Closing date is June 6, 2016. For full description of position requirements and to apply, visit www.wsujobs.com

https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/25146

WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.


Clinical Veterinarian
Columbia University, New York, NY

Posted 3 May 2016

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

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

Requisition #082629


Clinical Veterinarian
Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia

Posted 3 May 2016

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

Job ID 11286

Job Description:

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

Requirements:

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

Preferred:

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

Equal Employment Opportunity:

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

 

 


Veterinarian
Novo Nordisk, Beijing, China

Posted 26 April 2016

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

Key areas of responsibility

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

The key areas of responsibility and main job tasks are:

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

Other individual assignments

  • Become a member of IACUC

Qualifications

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

Applications:

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

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

Additional information about the department:

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

 

 


Senior Clinical Veterinarian
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Posted 22 April 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pre-Employment Screening

  • Criminal
  • Education
  • Identity
  • License/Cert.

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

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

Posted 20 April 2016

REPORTS TO: Director of Rensselaer’s Research Cores

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

COMMENTS:

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

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

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

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

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


Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian and Senior Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Posted 19 April 2016

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted 13 April 2016

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

Basic Requirements:        

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

Essential Functions:

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

Physical Requirements:

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted 13 April 2016

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

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

Basic Requirements:        

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

Essential Functions:

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


Physical Requirements:

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted 13 April 2016

Position Number: 00001625
Requisition Number: 496864

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

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

Responsibilities Include:

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

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

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

A criminal background check will be conducted.

Salary is negotiable; commensurate with experience.

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

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

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


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

Posted 4 April 2016

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

Duties & Responsibilities:

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

Requirements (qualifications, etc.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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