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Senior Veterinarian, Req# 149244
WaNPRC, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Posted 9 October 2017

Full position listing available at http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/index.html

Position Description:  Under the general direction of the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) Associate Director of the Division of Primate Resources (DPR) the Senior Veterinarian will provide the appropriate environment to support outstanding biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues and nonhuman primate health and biology. In conjunction with our Mission Statement, these values link this position to our purpose as a Center: Commitment to Research, Teamwork, Accountability – Productivity, Communication 

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the optimal veterinary health care of Non-Human Primates (NHPs) at the WaNPRC;
  • Ensure the University of Washington is in compliance with federal regulations of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), National Institute of Health (NIH), and with accreditation standards of the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Lab Animal are (International) (AAALAC);
  • Maintain compliance with all USDA, PHS, AAALAC, UW, and WaNPRC policies and procedures. Support research projects at the WaNPRC by consultation with investigators and oversight of technical research procedures. Support the health of WaNPRC breeding colonies.

Veterinary Services, Research Support, Regulatory Compliance

  • Perform preventative medicine including but not limited to: quarantine procedures, dental procedures, review of health records and physiological blood data values of research and colony animals, review of and modification of clinical treatment and research protocols;
  • Participate in animal health maintenance including but not limited to: surveillance of colony animal health in conjunction with other veterinary clinical staff and colony staff, infectious disease testing, routine physical exams and bio-sample analysis for research and colony animals, dental health examination.
  • Present weekly summary of open clinical cases and follow-up results of closed clinical cases during weekly clinical rounds meetings;
  • Provide care to sick or injured animals including provision of follow-up care and release from clinical treatment; Maintain clinical records in a custom electronic database, the Animal Research Management System (ARMS);
  • Perform radiology, ultrasound, endoscopic, and surgical procedures;
  • Provide care for pregnant and neonatal NHPs;
  • Determine and direct use of anesthetic and analgesic agents; Perform sedation and anesthesia with controlled drugs;
  • Provide guidance to surgical support staff on instrumentation, sanitation practices, surgical suite maintenance; Provide patient peri-operative anesthesia and monitoring as needed; provide and oversee post-operative intensive care, including the use of sedatives, analgesics, and antibiotics
  • Maintain detailed records regarding individual laboratory animals, e.g., animal health, weights, procedures performed, medications administered, project assignments, etc. within regulatory requirements and WaNPRC guidelines;
  • Review viral testing records to ensure maintenance of SPF colony status; Monitor progression of AIDS in lentivirus-infected animals, and take appropriate actions to support animal welfare;
  • Assist investigators with protocol development and study scheduling; Consult with investigators regarding study progression;
  • Perform research surgeries and procedures, and develop new techniques; Assist with grant preparation and review where applicable. 
  • Provide direct monitoring of clinical cases and present verbal and written reports to the University of Washington Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Attending Veterinarian.
  • Provide supervision of veterinary clinical staff members as needed; this position will provide technical direction to the Veterinarian Services, Animal Care, and Research Support staffs. Provide training to veterinary technicians, husbandry staff, students, residents, and visiting scientists;
  • Conduct clinical research, either independently or collaboratively, to advance knowledge regarding nonhuman primate medicine and research use.  Information gained is to be reported in local and national forums and peer reviewed literature.
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities, including small animal continuing education courses and literature pertaining to nonhuman primates; nonhuman primate related conferences and meetings, specialty practice conferences and inter-department research related lectures and literature. 
  • Provide orientation, training, and refresher training for on-site personnel; Write and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); Participate in WaNPRC and UW committees and Primate Center Consortium working groups.

Requirements:

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from a College of Veterinary Medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Association or has a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Association’s Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG in progress will be considered), and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state; The ability to obtain a license to practice in the state of Washington and National USDA accreditation.
  • A minimum of three years of clinical and surgical experience with laboratory animals including nonhuman primates, or completed lab animal residency.
  • It is necessary to have clinical proficiency with primates, a high level of technical skills specific to primates, understanding of animal welfare regulations and an understanding and proficiency in biosafety principles.  

Senior Veterinarian, Req# 148960
WaNPRC Arizona Breeding Colony, Maricopa County, AZ

Posted 9 October 2017

Full position listing available at http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/index.html

Position Description:  Under the general direction of the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) Associate Director of the Division of Primate Resources (DPR) the Senior Veterinarian will provide the appropriate environment to support outstanding biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues and nonhuman primate health and biology. In conjunction with our Mission Statement, these values link this position to our purpose as a Center: Commitment to Research, Teamwork, Accountability – Productivity, Communication 

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the optimal veterinary health care of nonhuman Primates (NHPs) at the WaNPRC;
  • Ensure the University of Washington is in compliance with federal regulations of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), National Institute of Health (NIH), and with accreditation standards of the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Lab Animal Care (International) (AAALAC);
  • Maintain compliance with all USDA, PHS, AAALAC, UW, and WaNPRC policies and procedures
  • Support the health of WaNPRC breeding colonies.
  • This position will provide technical direction to the Veterinarian Services and Animal Care staff. 

Veterinary Services, Breeding Colony Management, Regulatory Compliance 

  • Perform preventative medicine including but not limited to: quarantine procedures, dental procedures, review of health records and physiological blood data values of research and colony animals, review of and modification of clinical treatment and research protocols;
  • Develop and implement plans for preventative medicine including review of present preventative plans and modification of preventative plans or protocols based on clinical successful/non-successful clinical outcomes;
  • Participate in animal health maintenance including but not limited to: surveillance of colony animal health in conjunction with other veterinary clinical staff and colony staff, infectious disease testing, routine physical exams and bio-sample analysis for research and colony animals, dental health examination.
  • Present weekly summary of open clinical cases and follow-up results of closed clinical cases during weekly clinical rounds meetings;
  • Provide care to sick or injured animals including provision of follow-up care and release from clinical treatment; Maintain clinical records in a custom electronic database, the Animal Research Management System (ARMS); Keep continuous surveillance for clinical signs of disease and injury;
  • Perform radiology, ultrasound, endoscopic, and surgical procedures; Provide care for pregnant and neonatal NHPs;
  • Determine and direct use of anesthetic and analgesic agents; Perform sedation and anesthesia with controlled drugs; Provide guidance to surgical support staff on instrumentation, sanitation practices, and surgical suite maintenance; Assist in management of controlled substance inventory;
  • Provide patient peril-operative anesthesia and monitoring as needed; provide and oversee post-operative intensive care, including the use of sedatives, analgesics, and antibiotics;
  • Ensure that all procedures performed have the appropriate regulatory and internal approvals prior to being performed;
  • Communicate regularly with veterinary, husbandry, pathology, behavioral management staff;
  • Manage group housed breeding groups; Understand production cycles and proper breeding and weaning for colony health.
  • Perform regular behavioral assessments for group dynamics and communicate with behavioral management services to optimize social housing environment.
  • Provide direct monitoring of clinical cases and present verbal and written reports to the University of Washington Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Attending Veterinarian.
  • Provide supervision of veterinary clinical staff members as needed;
  • Provide training to veterinary technicians, husbandry staff, students, residents, and visiting scientists;
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities, including small animal continuing education courses and literature pertaining to nonhuman primates; nonhuman primate related conferences and meetings, specialty practice conferences and inter-department research related lectures and literature. 
  • Provide orientation, training, and refresher training for on-site personnel; Write and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); Participate in WaNPRC and UW committees and Primate Center Consortium working groups.

Requirements:

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from a College of Veterinary Medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Association or has a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Association’s Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG in progress will be considered), and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state; The ability to obtain a license to practice in the state of Arizona and National USDA accreditation.
  • A minimum of three years of clinical and surgical experience with laboratory animals including nonhuman primates, or completed lab animal residency.
  • It is necessary to have clinical proficiency with primates, a high level of technical skills specific to primates, understanding of animal welfare regulations and an understanding and proficiency in biosafety principles.  

Institutional Attending Veterinarian, Vice President for Research and Creative Activity
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Posted 4 October 2017

North Dakota State University (NDSU) invites applications for the position of Institutional Attending Veterinarian.  NDSU is a land grant university with a variety of research programs in the agricultural, biomedical, pharmaceutical and biological disciplines.  Reporting to the Director of Research and Creative Activity, this position provides oversight and management of the university’s animal welfare programs and serves as the institutional attending veterinarian.

Required qualifications include:

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from an AVMA accredited College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience with lab animal species.
  • Ability to obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of North Dakota
  • Thorough knowledge of federal regulations and their implementation as well as knowledge of the regulatory and compliance environment

Fargo, the largest city in North Dakota and located on the border with Minnesota is home to museums, galleries and a vibrant downtown.  The Fargo-Moorhead area offers outdoor activities, low taxes, three public universities, a strong workforce, and is a Livability Top 100 Best Place to Live.

For complete details and to apply, go to www.ndsu.edu/jobs, position number 1700493  (only online applications are accepted). Salary commensurate with exp. plus comprehensive benefit package including retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance.

Screening begins October 6, 2017.  #1700493.

NDSU is an EO employer

Director of Animal Program & Facilities
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Posted 4 October 2017

The Director of Animal Program & Facilities will join another Director and a clinical veterinarian to oversee a rapidly growing, urban animal research program.  This offering is a faculty position reporting to the Executive Director of the Animal Program. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervising positions including Facility Managers, Financial Managers and Information Technology support providers
  • Creating and maintaining consistent management practices and price structures across all the Institute’s animal facilities
  • Containing costs while providing top tier animal research support
  • Overseeing rate studies and balancing budgets
  • Approving and planning equipment purchases, facility repairs and upgrades
  • Drafting and instituting policies and standards to be used in achievement and maintenance of accreditation by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC)
  • Providing veterinary support and consultation on IACUC protocols as needed
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • Education: The incumbent must be a graduate of a college or school of veterinary medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), or have a certificate from either the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) or the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE).
  • Work Experience: The incumbent must have 10 years of experience working with animals to include at least 5 years working with laboratory animals.
  • Skills:
    • Supervising, recruiting and retaining top level talent.  
    • Excellence in writing, communicating, organizing, prioritizing, problem solving and training
    • Ability to work diplomatically with many stakeholders
    • Current, thorough knowledge of all aspects of animal facility operations including management, cost setting, laws and regulations and trends in construction and equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred Education: Advanced degrees in any area of science involving use of laboratory animals
  • Preferred Work Experience: Demonstrated experience in a complex university or research environment
  • Preferred Certifications:
    • License to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Georgia. 
    • Practitioner license (or license-eligibility) from the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
    • Accreditation by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
    • Completion of residency training in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
    • Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or board eligibility. 

How to Apply:

  • Resumes and Cover Letters should be sent via email to:

Rex Welch, Assistant Director of HR
rex.welch@gtrc.gatech.edu or faxed to: 404-385-2078

  • The subject line of the email/fax must include: PVA # 32979, Job Number 0173586
  • 3 letters of Reference and College Transcripts will be required of the final candidate.

Clinical Veterinarian, Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Posted 29 September 2017

Clinical Veterinarian

Requisition # 71693

Salary Range - $76507 to Commensurate – salary with experience to Commensurate

The Office of Animal Resources, which provides husbandry and veterinary care of all research animals at the University of Iowa, invites applications for the position of Clinical Veterinarian.  Our growing animal care program provides a great opportunity to demonstrate and enhance your skill as a clinician and interact with research staff working on a variety of medical and behavioral research.  The University of Iowa offers competitive salary and excellent benefits.  See Why Iowa for more information about why UI may be the right career choice for you and why you will enjoy working and living in Iowa City.

In this position, you will: 

  • Manage and perform duties related to the veterinary care of various animal species including rodents, non-human primates, farm animals and aquatic species.
  • Manage preventive medicine programs including rodent sentinel, vendor surveillance and quarantine programs.
  • Manage programs for pre- and postoperative care, anesthesia, analgesia, and euthanasia.
  • Provide guidance of protocol development for compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Perform veterinary review, including grant comparison, of protocols submitted to the IACUC.
  • Participate in IACUC facility/programmatic evaluations.
  • Provide training to research and caretaker staff.  
  • Supervise veterinary technician staff.  

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine
  • Active veterinary license in at least one state.
  • Effective communication skills to develop and maintain relationships and to influence compliance with policies and regulations.
  • Demonstrated job related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment.
  • Proficient in computer software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and various database systems.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet and maintain UI Fleet Safety driving requirements.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine through a formal residency program or experience route; typically, two (2) years (if formal residency program completed).  
  • Familiarity with current USDA and PHS regulations, and the AAALAC International accreditation process.
  • Experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species and in their housing from conventional to barrier to bio-containment facilities.
  • Knowledge of university policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Experience with animal surgical suite management including USDA and non-regulated animals.

For information about the Office of Animal Resources, please visit our web site http://animal.research.uiowa.edul/

Applicants please apply for this position through The University of Iowa’s web site at: http://jobs.uiowa.edu. (Requisition # 71693) 

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Global Technical Director, Poultry SC1004526
Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ

Posted 29 September 2017

The Global Technical Director Poultry is part of the Global Poultry Marketing Unit. This unit sets the strategic direction for the Poultry Business Worldwide and must also ensure alignment with this strategy with all functions within the organization. This position, Global Technical Director, Poultry will report to the Global Poultry species leader.

The main objective of this position is to give specialized, high level global veterinary technical support to local companies' technical and marketing staff of the relevant product groups and services in all stages of the life cycle to achieve the annual and strategic goals. In addition to provide global technical direction for R&D into developing products that satisfy customer needs in the relevant markets. The nature of this role requires flexibility to be able to travel as and when required in order to properly fulfill the principal tasks and responsibilities.

In this role you responsibilities will include but are not limited to: 

  • Define, establish and update the technical platforms for new and existing products and services to ensure the best quality technical information is available both at global and local company level for strategic and operational needs 
  • Actively participate in the formulation of the company long term global product development strategy, by continuously searching for new product opportunities and provide expert veterinary technical assessment of all new product proposals to R&D, Business Development and Regulatory Affairs departments 
  • Generate written technical information for publication or verbal presentation at meetings at various levels. 
  • Provide global expert technical representation at relevant meetings, congresses and exhibitions in order to promote the technical and veterinary interests of the company and to enhance technical profile and good scientific standing 
  • Responsible for initiating, managing and maintaining a good technical relationship with key opinion leaders and academics 
  • Ensure that all global promotional and PR material is technically accurate and ethical, and correctly reflects the authorized SPC/product label. Also, manage similar martechnical communication, to ensure it is fully in line with our technical platform and product positioning 
  • Maintain awareness of competitor products and relevant technical activities; to ensure this information is effectively communicated to global colleagues and local companies to optimum benefit 
  • Provide a high quality global customer product/technical support service, either directly or by providing assistance to local operations to optimum benefit 
  • Assist and guide local companies undertaking any local market product support trials to ensure that any such trials are properly designed and comply with our global technical and regulatory requirements

Minimum Education Requirement:

  • A degree in Veterinary Medicine; PhD or DVM

Required Experience and Skills: 

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience 
  • Full proficiency in spoken and written English (proficiency in second major language is preferred) 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including intercultural, interpersonal and general communication with a natural ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Availability to travel (approx. 70% travel both domestic and international)

Preferred Experience and Skills: 

  • Prior experience in private veterinary practice or a university clinic is desirable 
  • Previous technical advisory experience in an animal health company or other relevant industry is desirable 
  • Global exposure/experience is preferred

The requisitions number, direct link to posting:


Assistant Director, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Office Position
Texas A & M University (TAMU) College Station, TX

Posted 19 September 2017

Please see the position announcement below regarding a wonderful opportunity to join us at UTHealth and lead the IACUC office.  Apply on UTHealth’s HR website at the following link: http://p.rfer.us/UTH_Zm4r

The Assistant Director leads and manages the operations of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) office (locally called the Animal Welfare Committee) at UTHealth. Communicates directly with federal regulators and submits all required documentation and reports. Supervises IACUC staff and provides support to meet the needs of the AWC and investigators.

 Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Manages and coordinates all activities of the AWC including submission review and approval, all federally mandated inspections, post approval monitoring, and document maintenance.
  2. Maintains IACUC Office and AWC Committee metrics and participates in strategic planning, process improvement and reporting to the research community.
  3. Monitors federal, state, and UT System regulations related to animal care and use, and ensures that UTHealth HOOP policies are applied consistently.  Develops, implements, and maintains AWC policies for specific animal welfare activities.
  4. Develops and maintains relationships with representatives of the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare and the USDA.  Responsible for all appropriate reporting activities (annual reports, Assurance updates, suspensions, protocol deviations) to OLAW. Provides input to the Executive Director of the Center for Laboratory Animal Medicine and Care (CLAMC) regarding reports to the USDA and AAALAC International.
  5. Develops content material for the AWC website to effectively communicate AWC procedures and policies to the research community.
  6. Facilitates Inter-Institutional Assurances and negotiates MOUs for collaborating Institutions.
  7. Works with the AWC and the CLAMC  to develop training programs related to animal care and use, and monitors existing training and educational programs.
  8. Oversees the development and implementation of the institution’s online animal protocol submission system.  Participates in system testing and updates as necessary.
  9. Serves as a voting member of the UTHealth AWC and participates in protocol content review.
  10. Serves on Institutional standing and ad hoc committees as requested.
  11. Works in close collaboration with the leadership of other research-related offices (Center for Laboratory Animal Medicine and Care, Environmental Health & Safety) to ensure a humane, safe, and efficient animal care and use program.
  12. Manages Human Resources activities for direct reports in regards to: recruitment and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning. 
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certifications/Skills:  CPIA preferred.

Minimum Education:  Master’s degree in a related field. Ph.D. or D.V.M. preferred.

Minimum Experience:  Five (5) years of job related experience in an academic research department, as a laboratory animal veterinarian with IACUC responsibilities or as a research administrator.

Physical Requirements: Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:  This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is a comprehensive health science institution, focused on the education of health science professionals, on discovering and translating advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and modeling the best practices in clinical care and public health. Working together, we pursue this mission in order to advance the quality of human life by enhancing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and injury, as well as promoting individual health and community well-being. Ranked as one of Houston’s top workplaces for seven consecutive years, UTHealth offers employees a tradition of excellence and a community of people working to make a difference in Houston, the State of Texas and beyond. As an employee of UTHealth, you will be challenged to realize your potential in a supportive, collegial and innovative environment.


Clinical Veterinarian, Comparative Medicine Program / 02-134312
Texas A & M University (TAMU) College Station, TX

Posted 19 September 2017

Salary  Commensurate

The Clinical Veterinarian, under general direction, provides diagnostic and clinical veterinary care for animals used in research. Supervises assigned staff.

Education and Experience

  • Required:  A  DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA school. Three years of related experience in laboratory animal medicine.
  • Preferred:  ACLAM board certification/ACLAM board eligibility.

Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

  • Required:  License to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state
  • Preferred:  License to practice veterinary medicine in Texas.

Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills  

  • Required:  Strong clinical and surgical skills, an interest in teaching and training research experience. Ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others.
  • Preferred:  Knowledge of Texas A&M University and system rules and policies. Personal or professional experience in working with people of diverse backgrounds.

Duties Performed    

  • Establishes and maintains a comprehensive clinical program for all the animals used in research and teaching that fall under the auspices of the Texas A&M University Comparative Medicine Program, including sentinel and quarantine programs, vendor screening, oversight of animal import and export, and all diagnostics.
  • Reviews animal use protocols and provides assistance to investigators when requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Mentors and supervises veterinary residents in the Comparative Medicine Training Program, in research and clinical matters.
  • Oversees the training in the humane use and care of laboratory animals of investigators, graduate students and technicians.
  • Provides anesthesia, surgical, post-op care, and technical support when requested for research activities using animals.
  • Augments and oversees the preventive medicine and enrichment programs for the animals used in research and teaching.
  • Assists with the distribution and accounting of controlled substances. 
  • This includes ABSL2 and ABSL3 vivaria.

Responsible Hiring Supervisor:  James Elliott

Quick Link:  http://jobpath.tamu.edu/postings/113510


Clinical Veterinarian
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, New Iberia, LA

Posted 12 September 2017

EEO# RD 1-13

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 forward a resume, cover letter, transcript and references (at least 3) to:

New Iberia Research Center- Human Resources
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
P.O. Box 13610
New Iberia, LA  70562-3610

Or email to nirchr@louisiana.edu

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Animal Science Center Director/Attending Veterinarian
Boston University, Boston, MA

Posted 11 September 2017

Tracking Code

9000/H2317

Job Description

The Animal Science Center (ASC) provides veterinary care and research support for all animals used in research and teaching at Boston University and Boston Medical Center.  The ASC Director oversees veterinary medical care and husbandry services; assures compliance with all BU policies, laws and regulations concerning the use of animals in research; and provides veterinary medical advice to researchers.  The ASC Director acts as the Attending Veterinarian.  The animal care and use program has a wide variety of species and facilities, including aquatics, rodents, nonhuman primates, and an ABSL-3 and ABSL-4 facility.

This position is a critical component of research activities at BU and Boston Medical Center (BMC), as such the ASC Director and Attending Veterinarian plays two key roles; one as the administrative Director of ASC and the second as the Attending Veterinarian with its key function in setting the leadership of the animal care and use program.  The incumbent will be assisting the Associate Vice President for Research Compliance and Institutional Official in providing service and partnership with the research program at BU; therefore the individual’s communication and interpersonal experiences and abilities in developing teamwork and an environment of inclusion and collaboration is extremely important.

Required Skills

The Director and Attending Veterinarian must have DVM degree from an accredited veterinary program and must be a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and have at least 7-10 years of management experience in an AAALAC-accredited research-intensive academic environment.  The candidate must also possess highly developed interpersonal skills to interact with faculty researchers; and the ability to communicate, organize, plan, supervise, and advise a wide variety of personnel.

The National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) is part of a national network of secure facilities that study infectious diseases – whether they occur naturally or are introduced deliberately through bioterrorism. The NEIDL is dedicated to the development of diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics to combat emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. In addition to Bio Safety Level (BSL)-2 and BSL-3 laboratories, the NEIDL houses BSL-4 laboratories that will operate at the highest level of containment. The NEIDL will add to the growing life sciences industry in the region, throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and across the country.

Individuals seeking affiliation with or employment within the NEIDL may be subject to the following suitability requirements. Failure to meet any of these requirements may result in ineligibility for employment or affiliation:

  • Criminal Background Check: To be completed in accordance with BU Public Safety guidelines and all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Basic Background Check: Includes, but is not limited to, verification of:
  • Social Security Number;
  • Academic credentials;
  • Past employment;
  • Licenses and credentials;
  • Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI) check;
  • Credit history check;
  • RMV/DMV driving record, if required.
  • Medical Clearance Process: includes Research Occupational Health Program (ROHP) evaluation, drug screening, initial psychological screening, and immunization/titer level review completed in accordance with NEIDL Medical Surveillance Policy for all employees working at the NEIDL.
  • Training and Education: to be completed in accordance with Section 8, Ongoing Personnel Reliability Program, for all employees working at the NEIDL.

Individuals seeking or required to have approval to work with Select Agents will be subject to the following additional requirements:

  • Department of Justice Criminal Background Check and Fingerprinting: to be completed in accordance with CDC requirements as part of application to have access to Select Agents.
  • Select Agent Use Approval: to be completed in accordance with all regulations including the requirements of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Please note, any individual working in the NEIDL facility and granted unescorted access, is subject to

  • periodic background reviews, including but not limited to: criminal background, credit history, drug screening, and behavioral evaluations;
  • periodic checks and regular renewals of security credentials, any applicable licenses, and verification of the successful completion of any required training at the facility
  • Search of person, clothing and effects prior to entry into or egress from NEIDL

When applicable, individuals will be required to maintain all applicable clearances and licenses and to disclose any changes in circumstances that could compromise access to the facility.

Continued employment/ affiliation is contingent upon strict adherence, at all times, to all applicable safety and security rules, procedures, and protocols, as well as required training regimens.

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. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

To apply, click here.


Clinical/Faculty Veterinarian
Charles River, Baltimore, MD

Posted 5 September 2017

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge  our work helps to improve the health and well-being of our families, friends and colleagues across the globe.

Charles River is currently seeking a qualified applicant to fill a fulltime Clinical/Facility Veterinarian contract position for the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, MD.  In this role, the Clinical Veterinarian will be responsible for providing Veterinary health care for small and large animal models.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to provide clinical, surgical and experimental support; participate in the development and execution of the preventive medicine and sentinel program; report clinical observations, medical care and surgical treatments. Assist in the development of facility policies and standard operational procedures. Provide training and guidance to Principal Investigators, technical support staff and animal care staff. Lead anesthesia support for a large animal model during MRI scans.

Requirements/Qualifications:

Interested candidates will have a Doctoral Degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) from an AVMA accredited program or ECFVG certification.  They must maintain licensure to practice Veterinary Medicine in at least one state in the USA. Have 2 years of relevant Veterinary experience and must have a thorough understanding of Animal Welfare regulations and the AAALAC accreditation process.

The candidate must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office software and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

To learn more about this exciting employment opportunity, interested candidates should send a current resume via email to Alicia Miller, Recruiting Specialist at alicia.miller@crl.com.


Clinical Veterinarian
Chimp Haven, Keithville, LA

Posted 5 September 2017

Chimp Haven is hiring!

Come change lives.

Starting right here in Northwest Louisiana!

As the National Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Chimp Haven is the only destination for government owned chimpanzees retired from research laboratories.  It is our goal to provide a healthy, happy life for every one of the chimpanzees at our spacious 200-acre campus.

You are an optimistic go-getter who can get things done. You are skilled at analyzing data to build your plan and then rolling up your sleeves to make things happen. You are innovative, creative and comfortable practicing veterinary medicine outside of “the norm” as we often times are breaking new ground for chimpanzee treatment regimens. As a compassionate animal lover, you have a natural ability to treat each chimpanzee as an individual and develop relationships with your patients.  And finally, you are a team player who welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with your veterinary colleagues, the behavioral team, husbandry staff and others to provide the best care possible for our residents.

Come join our team of dedicated staff, scientists and volunteers who are committed to the well-being of chimpanzees.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@chimphaven.org or fax to 318-925-5600.  For more information, please visit our website at www.chimphaven.org


Clinical Veterinarian/Office of Laboratory Animal Resources
University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Posted 17 August 2017

The Office of Laboratory Animal Resources (OLAR) provides routine and specialized care for a wide variety of species of large and small laboratory animals, which are used by scientists for biomedical research and education in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nursing at the University of Colorado Denver |Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Denver). The Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian provides clinical and administrative veterinary support to the CU Denver animal care and use program through the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources. OLAR is the administrative arm of the CU Denver animal care and use program with specific responsibility for regulatory requirements, veterinary oversight of animal care, provision for training needs in appropriate animal care and use, IACUC support, and the organizational point of contact for extra-mural animal related interactions (AAALAC, USDA, OLAW, public, etc.). The individual serving in this position works with the other OLAR team members to assure regulatory compliance for the use of animals in biomedical research at CU Denver.

The Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Provide clinical veterinary support to all species housed in OLAR by following all applicable laws and regulations to include those from the USDA, NIH/OLAW, AAALAC, CU Denver, DEA, and any other relevant regulatory agency. 
  2. Serve as a veterinary member or alternate member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee including protocol review, program review, facility inspections, and any other relevant duties.
  3. Assist with the implementation and oversight of the CU Denver animal care program.
  4. Provide consultation and instruction to investigators and staff in animal care and use and assist with training of research and OLAR staff training.
  5. Work collaboratively with research laboratories in model development, troubleshooting research projects and with research projects.
  6. Work collaboratively with all members of the OLAR team to ensure compliance with federal, state, local, and University regulations, guidelines and policies.
  7. Provide weekend and holiday veterinary on-call coverage on a rotational basis with the other members of the veterinary staff.  
  8. May serve as a veterinary member of the Institutional Biosafety Committee
  9. May lead and train staff performing related work
  10. Aids in assuring regulatory compliance for use of animals in biomedical research at UC Denver. 
  11. Holds a position as a faculty member in the Department of Pathology and fulfills all responsibilities required of the School of Medicine to maintain faculty status.
  12. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY, refer to requisition 10513.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Excellent interpersonal skills,  customer service, written communication, verbal communication, organizational skills, attention to detail, general office equipment, supervisory, problem solving, time management, computer and basic mathematical skills

Knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies related to animals in biomedical research. Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures, animal husbandry requirements, methods, and techniques, ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to professional personnel in area of expertise, knowledge of animal surgical techniques.  Ability to assess and treat medical conditions in a wide variety of animals. Ability to establish and maintain effective collaborations and working relationships with a variety of persons, internal and external to the Institution. 

  • Knowledge of animal surgical techniques.
  • Ability to assess and treat medical conditions in a wide variety of animals.
  • Ability to work effectively under general direction or guidelines with minimal supervision or instruction.

Minimum Requirements

  • D.V.M. (or equivalent) from an AVMA – Accredited School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • License to practice in at least one state within the U.S., Colorado preferred
  • ACLAM board eligible or board certification preferred  

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants who have applied by midnight on September 17, 2017 will have their resumes reviewed in the first round.    

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: 

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID:

When applying, applicants must include:

  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document

Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.  

Job Category: Faculty 
Primary Location: Aurora 
Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20388 - CSA-VCR OLAR CLAC Operations 
Schedule: Full-time 
Posting Date: Aug 14, 2017 
Closing Date: Ongoing 
Posting Contact Name: Maria Montero 
Posting Contact Email: Maria.Montero@ucdenver.edu 
Position Number: 00736485

Posting Website https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=10513&lang=en


Attending Veterinarian/Director of Veterinary Services
Cincinnati Children’s, Cincinnati, OH

Posted 14 August 2017

Cincinnati Children's is seeking an Attending Veterinarian/Director of Veterinary Services to provide strategic leadership and direction for its animal care and use program. Nationally recognized as a top pediatric hospital and biomedical research center, Cincinnati Children's is a highly collaborative environment supported by a robust research infrastructure. The division of Veterinary Services offers a number of services and educational programs, and its animal care program covers a variety of species.

The SV/Director oversees all aspects of the animal care program, including ensuring the highest standards in animal care, management of more than 100 personnel, and maintaining a safe and regulatory-compliant facility.

This is a faculty appointment in a stimulating, mission-focused organization. It is expected that the successful candidate will hold a doctorate in veterinary medicine and have Board certification and strong expertise in laboratory animal care, experience managing a large staff, a firm understanding of regulatory and accreditation bodies (e.g., USDA, AAALAC), as well as a desire to work in a collaborative academic atmosphere. Credentials and qualifications should be commensurate with a rank of Associate or full Professor.

This position is integral to the institute's mission to improve child health through innovative discovery.

Requirements and Desired Qualifications

  • Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent from an accredited veterinary program, be a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), and have at least 5 years of experience in a research- intensive academic environment, preferably in a leadership role (e.g., director or assistant director of veterinary services).
  • Excellent skills, knowledge, and ability in general laboratory animal techniques, clinical, surgical, and anesthesia techniques, and special diagnostic procedures related to the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease in laboratory animals in an academic environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of animal welfare laws and regulations, vivarium methodology, biomedical techniques for teaching and research for a variety of laboratory animal species.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills to interact with a variety of stakeholders, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills and a commitment to transparency and active engagement.
  • Willingness to promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a dedication to quality and excellence.
  • Experience in successfully managing an AAALAC-accredited animal care and use program in an academic environment is required. Experience serving AAALAC in a voluntary or professional basis would be beneficial.
  • Excellent managerial skills, including budget preparation and demonstrated ability to recruit, hire, manage and train new staff and an ability to motivate and retain professional staff.
  • A proven track record of success facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization.
  • A passion for the highest animal welfare standards in scientific research and education.

Applicants should electronically submit a detailed curriculum vitae and a cover letter stating their interest to AVSearchCommittee@CCHMC.org

Cincinnati Children's is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

 

Assistant Director, Office of Research Assurances
Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Posted 14 August 2017

Directs the Animal Welfare Program to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations, laws, policies, accreditation agency standards and guidelines for the ethical care and use of animals. Lead all administrative, management, technical and operational functions of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), staff and committee within the program. Provides independent, support to the IACUC Chair, Animal Welfare staff and members of the committee as well as principal investigators, veterinary staff and their research staff. Serve as the senior administrator and supervisor for the Animal Welfare Program staff, including budgetary responsibility.

Required Qualifications Positions require a Bachelor's degree in relevant field and four (5) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which has included at least one (3) year of managerial experience. For full description of required qualifications, position requirements, and to apply, visit www.wsujobs.com.

Closing date is September 5, 2017. WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer.

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Laboratory Animal Medicine (Clinical Emphasis)
The Johns Hopkins University Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, Baltimore, MD

Posted 9 August 2017

The Johns Hopkins University Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology invites applications for our three-year postdoctoral fellowship program in Laboratory Animal Medicine (clinical emphasis). This American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) recognized program provides outstanding clinical training in laboratory animal medicine plus didactic training and research activities needed to fulfill the requirements for certification by ACLAM.

Program

Competence in colony management, clinical care, pathology, diagnostic procedures and clinical research in laboratory animals is achieved through mentored rotations.  These include rotations in large animal surgical support and post-operative care, old and new world primate medicine and breeding colony management, rodent program management, pathology and mentored research time. Our trainees have excellent diagnostic and surgical facilities at their disposal including a surgery suite, radiology and ultrasound, hematology and clinical chemistry analyzers plus access to state-of-the-art small animal imaging and behavioral cores. The veterinary team provides clinical and surgical services, animal handling and technique training, and protocol consultation to research investigators throughout the Johns Hopkins University. Didactic training includes weekly lectures, pathology slide conference, journal and regulations clubs, seminar series and monthly seminars on animal behavior. Postdoctoral fellows provide veterinary review of animal care and use protocols and attend monthly IACUC meetings.

Faculty

Our faculty includes 11 veterinarians with ACVP and/or ACLAM board certification plus additional PhD faculty.  Research interests include virology, parasitology, neuropathology, immunology, cardiovascular disease, proteomics, RNA biology, rodent phenotyping and laboratory animal diseases. 

Qualifications

Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree and be a citizen or noncitizen resident of the United States, have graduated from an AVMA-accredited institution and passed the NAVLE. Candidates from non AVMA-accredited institutions must have the ECFVG or a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state of the United States.

Applications

Johns Hopkins participates in the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) [www.virmp.org]. Applicants must complete their applications on or before unique date for laboratory animal fellowships posted on VIRMP to ensure that the program has ample time to schedule and complete onsite interviews with prospective candidates. As this deadline is distinct from other fellowship specialties participating in VIRMP you should contact your references and registrar to ensure they submit their letters of support and your transcripts ahead of the deadline. Questions can be addressed to Emma Ey, Academic Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University, 733 N. Broadway, Suite 811, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, phone (443) 287-2953 or E-mailed to eey@jhmi.edu. Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and educator.


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Laboratory Animal Medicine (Research Emphasis)
The Johns Hopkins University Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, Baltimore, MD

Posted 9 August 2017

The Johns Hopkins University Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology invites applications for our 4-year postdoctoral fellowship with a research emphasis. This training opportunity is comparable to postdoctoral fellowships/PhD programs offered at veterinary schools and is distinguished by the broader research opportunities afforded by a large medical institution and the opportunity to pursue a PhD in a JHU graduate program. This is a 2-part program: three years of research training, funded by the National Institutes of Health, preceded by a clinical year funded by Research Animal Resources. The program prepares candidates for certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).

Program

During the first year the postdoctoral fellows gain comprehensive experience in clinical care and diagnostic procedures through rotations in surgical support and post-operative care, pathology, rodent program management, and primate breeding colony medicine and management. Didactic training consists of weekly lectures, pathology slide review and seminars plus peer-mentored boards study, journal and regulations review and monthly seminars on behavior. In years 2 to 4 trainees participate in full-time mentored basic or translational research in a discipline of their choice. Postdoctoral fellows may pursue a PhD concurrent with their research training, finishing their PhD after completing the lab animal fellowship.

Faculty

Our faculty includes 11 veterinarians with ACVP and/or ACLAM board certification plus additional PhD faculty.  Research interests include virology, parasitology, neuropathology, immunology, cardiovascular disease, proteomics, RNA biology, rodent phenotyping and laboratory animal diseases.  Postdoctoral fellows also may work with faculty from more than 30 academic departments forming Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Qualifications

This position is targeted for a veterinarian who wishes to pursue a career in research as a laboratory animal veterinarian. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree, be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States who has graduated from an AVMA-accredited institution and has passed the NAVLE. Candidates from non AVMA-accredited institutions must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and must have the ECFVG or a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state of the United States.

Applications

Johns Hopkins participates in the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) [www.virmp.org]. Applicants must complete their applications on or before the unique date for laboratory animal fellowships posted on VIRMP to ensure that the program has ample time to schedule and complete onsite interviews with prospective candidates. As this deadline is distinct from other fellowship/residency specialties participating in VIRMP you should contact your references and registrar to ensure they submit their letters of support and your transcripts ahead of the deadline. Questions can be addressed to Emma Ey, Academic Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University, 733 N. Broadway, Suite 811, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, phone (443) 287-2953 or Emailed to eey@jhmi.edu. Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and educator.


Toxicology Research Group Manager
Based in Singapore

Posted 6 August 2017

  • GLP Bioresearch Lab
  • Lead a large team
  • Based in Singapore

The Opportunity

A GLP toxicology research center in Singapore has an opportunity for a talented toxicology research manager to join them and lead a strong bioresearch team. The group focuses on in vivo rodent toxicology research. You will be part of the team to develop a next generation of lifestyle consumer products that will have far reaching impact.

This is a senior management role that reports directly to the site’s general manager where you will represent the Bioresearch team, focusing on both tactical and strategic decisions within the research center.  You are the facility manager and will ensure site compliance to GLP requirements and deputies as the acting general manager. You will be working closely with study directors and other stakeholders from veterinarian, histopathology, and quality team to ensure and facilitate smooth running and accurate data collection.

From a people management aspect, you will be leading and motivating your group of over 30 FTEs to ensure delivery of high quality toxicology data. This includes 2 managers and 4 teams of technicians working in animal treatment, dissection, histoprocessing and bioanalytical groups. Providing the overall leadership, you set the tone for high performance and ensure that the group’s developmental needs are met.

Operationally, you will be managing a sizeable operational budget to optimize resource allocation for in vivo studies which includes: scope, resources, budget, timelines & risks; update & maintenance of study-related equipment and systems; and development & implementation of new equipment, systems, assays and methods.

What is needed from you?

Candidate should possess a recognized DVM and specializing in laboratory animal medical or possess a PhD holder in related field of toxicology or life sciences. Diplomates from ACLAM or ECLAM would be highly relevant for this position

Professionally, you would have possessed at least 8 years of leadership experience in an industry setting with extensive experience in GLP in vivo models establishment environment. You are adept in operating within a matrix environment and capably of building multi-disciplinary teams. Experience in high quality standards and requirements of OECD GLP, AAALAC, AVA would critical.

What’s on Offer?

You will be given the opportunity to join a financial strong organization seeking the betterment of human lives through developing innovative technologies. Empowerment, autonomy and an attractive salary package is given to the person who successful joins.

This position is on a local package with a onetime relocation support will be provided to international candidate.

Next steps:

If you believe you would be a good fit to the requirements of the role or have someone in mind that you would like to refer, please contact Charis Chua – charis@ethosbc.com for a discussion.

This position is open to local and international candidates. Candidates that match the requirements will be contacted for an initial discussion within a week of application. 


Clinical Veterinarian (LAB00676)
Merck Animal Health, DeSoto, KS

Posted 6 August 2017

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck’s Animal Health (MAH) Division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.  

Working in close collaboration with the Research and Development group, this position is responsible for overseeing the conduct of animal studies leading to licensure of veterinary vaccines and pharmaceuticals, primarily for swine and bovine but also including other species such as equine and canine. Duties include general care of animals as well as specialized techniques to perform various studies, as required. This position oversees the work of up to 5 animal care staff and will report to the site attending veterinarian. The successful candidate will possess strong skills in training and management as well as written and oral communication. Other duties include assisting with acquisition of study animals and supplies.

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • DVM (licensed to practice in the US with eligibility to license in KS)

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal skills.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • A minimum of 1 year of general experience working with swine and/or cattle.
  • General large animal farm management.
  • Experience working with horses and dogs.
  • MS, PhD or other research experience.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.

Apply here: http://bit.ly/2tNMTF5.

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Senior Director, Division of Lab Animal Resources (DLAR)
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Posted 6 August 2017

McCooe & Associates has partnered with Wayne State University (WSU) to fulfill a search for the Senior Director, Division of Lab Animal Resources (DLAR).  This position, reporting to the VP Research, also serves as the Institutional Attending Veterinarian, with oversight and direction for all animal facilities at the University.

The Senior Director, DLAR is charged with the development and implementation of a veterinary care program that includes preventative and clinical laboratory animal medicine designed to ensure the conduct of research, teaching and testing activities in a manner that ensures humane animal care and use at Wayne State University and the affiliated John D. Dingell Veteran’s Administration Medical Center (VAMC). The Senior Director, DLAR also serves as the Principal Investigator for an Associate of Applied Science Veterinary Technology Program operated under contract with Wayne County Community College. The Senior Director, DLAR has 2 direct reports, 29 indirect reports and significant interaction with researchers and other scientists who work with laboratory animals. 

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. Candidates must be currently licensed in one state and eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine and to obtain controlled substance licensure in the State of Michigan. 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, medical center, institution or company is required including established subject matter expertise (7+ years experience), and three to five (3-5) years successful administrative experience either directing a facility or a significant component of an animal research program. The successful candidate will possess demonstrated leadership providing direction to a multi-faceted laboratory animal care and use program supporting a major research university with a large medical school and affiliated medical center in addition to a Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee (VMAC); the ability to advise, counsel and train investigators in appropriate animal procedures; experience conducting independent or collaborative research; and will be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.

The Cultural Center and Historic District in the heart of Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood envelope Wayne State University’s campus which encompasses approximately 200 acres and is an integral component of the rapidly expanding development activities and remarkable revitalization of the city. With immediate proximity to Canada and its location in the middle of the Great Lakes region along with professional sports, opera and symphony, Detroit and the metropolitan area (~5 million population) provide a rich culture with exceptional recreational and entertainment activities that has attracted many young professionals to the downtown area.

For additional information about this position, please contact Sean McCooe at sean@mcsearch.net


Sr. Manager/Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Velocigene Group
Regeneron, Tarrytown, NY

Posted 31 July 2017

Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.

Summary:

The Velocigene group is looking for a Sr. Manager/Laboratory Animal Veterinarian. This person assists the Director and Associate Director in administering a program of animal care and use for animal research and production facilities. They are a team member of the Veterinary Services group, who manages the laboratory animal facility providing oversight of daily operations. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintains Vivarium to inspection- ready condition at all times.
  • Ensures staffing levels are appropriate to ensure proper care and compliance with department Standard Operating Procedures and policies.
  • Advises workers regarding requirements for compliance with safety, and state and federal guidelines for operation of research facility.
  • Monitors care and health of animals. Provides input with respect to hiring personnel and performance evaluations.
  • Plans, schedules and assigns work to ensure efficient utilization of manpower, equipment and facilities.
  • Reassigns team to other assignments based on staffing needs. Verifies time for FTE reporting and pay purposes.
  • Instructs workers regarding procedures, such as feeding and cleaning schedules and documentation.
  • Reviews work of personnel to determine established procedures are followed and to verify accuracy of documentation.
  • Maintains accurate records and inventories related to supplies, equipment, and receipt and assignment of animals.
  • Supervises and coordinates activities of workers involved in operations of animal research facility: arranges purchase of items, such as animal feed, bedding, and supplies.
  • Oversees the animal care facility by providing work direction to Vivarium Operations staff
  • Conducts inspections of animal facilities to ensure the maintenance of required sanitation standards; observe and report noticeable or unusual changes in animals.
  • Oversees maintenance of the equipment within the research animal facility
  • Works with Associate Director of Veterinary Services/ Vivarium Operations to provide training programs for animal husbandry staff. Ensures checklist of procedures for new hires completed and follow-up to ensure completion of missing items.
  • Collaborates on the development of animal care facilities processes and policies.
  • Provides input and writes initial performance evaluations for assigned staff. Provides input into hiring, termination and disciplinary actions for team.
  • Maintains facility documentation and tracking reports as necessary
  • Provides input to database development.
  • Participation in the maintenance of a health surveillance and preventative medicine program.
  • Assist in coordination activities within Veterinary Services.
  • Provide health care for laboratory animals.
  • Provide professional services to research staff.
  • Provides clinical support for rodents and rabbits, anesthesia, analgesia and euthanasia to ensure humane animal treatment.
  • Assists with training programs for animal husbandry staff, veterinary technicians, residents and research staff utilizing animals.
  • May assist Associate Director and Director with their duties.

Requirements:

  • This position requires a DVM or equivalent degree, and minimum of 2 years of relevant experience with rodents and rabbits in a laboratory setting is required for this position, and 3-5 years of experience in related field. Additional requirements include:
  • Extensive knowledge and technical proficiency in standard laboratory animal techniques
  • Extensive knowledge of laboratory animal medicine
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations regarding the proper standards of animal care and use in a research environment.

Level will be commensurate with experience.

This position will require the individual to pass a physical before beginning employment.

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron’s unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Those interested should apply via the link below:

http://careers.regeneron.com/job/REGEA0026303539/Sr--Manager--Laboratory-Animal-Veterinarian


Clinical Veterinarian, NCTR
FDA, Jefferson, AR

Posted 27 July 2017

Priority One Services is currently seeking to fill an open position for a Clinical Veterinarian at our contract with the FDA in Jefferson, AR

JOB SUMMARY:

The Clinical Veterinarian provides the veterinary support to NCTR laboratory animal programs consistent with NCTR guidelines, and the IACUC and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) programs.  The primary responsibility shall be the provision of veterinary medical and surgical care to the non-human primate (NHP) colony.  Participation in the veterinary medical care program for other animal species is included as a smaller component of the duties of the position, and will depend on the needs of NCTR Veterinary Services (VS) and availability after commitments to the NHP colony are met.  Clinical Veterinarian responsibilities include providing daily clinical care and treatment of the laboratory animals; participation in emergency call schedule and after-hours veterinary care, ICU night, weekend, and holiday coverage with other VS veterinarians as required.  All services must be provided in accordance with all applicable regulations.  This position may also serve on the NCTR Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), or may serve as a resource to the IACUC on matters regarding the health and well-being of NHPs and other animal species.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: 

  1. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent required.
  2. Must have a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one (1) state.
  3. Minimum three (3) years’ experience required in clinical laboratory animal medicine which must include non-human primates (NHPs).
  4. Completion of a residency program in laboratory animal medicine and certification as a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is preferred.
  5. Experience with IACUC activities and research protocol review/approval process, and/or consultant service to the IACUC.
  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. Must be a legal resident of the United States.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 

  1. Demonstrated record of work experience within an animal care facility, or within the field of laboratory animal science.
  2. Demonstrated record of successful development, implementation and maintenance of training programs.
  3. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks in an organized manner with minimal supervision.
  4. Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  5. Working knowledge of Microsoft’s Office (Word, Excel, etc.) required.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: 

Essential Duties: 

  • Oversees all aspects of NHP colony health, including health surveillance. 
  • Provides diagnostic support and treatment of sick or injured animals.
  • Manages the NHP preventative medicine program.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of research protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Provides technical oversight of NHP animal care technician personnel to assure SOP training, safety, and facility regulatory compliance.
  • Provides training and instruction on techniques associated with research NHP use for animal care technicians and the NCTR investigators and research staff.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of the NHP environmental enrichment program.
  • Assist in developing and implementing Training Plan and safety policies.
  • Acts as a coordinator of animal care projects.  Directs project management meetings to ensure protocol requirements are being met by discussing current SOPs, the development of new SOPs, SOP training, any additional training needs encompassing emergency procedures for the treatment of injuries to personnel and animals in the NHP area.  Ensures that all animal care areas represent a well-documented, and consistently implemented training process for all work groups.
  • Assists during experiment start-up meetings between contract personnel and the NCTR Principal Investigators (PIs), Study Directors, Program Directors and other members of the investigator team to improve customer service and increase communication efforts with fellow scientists.
  • Shall have demonstrated ability to interact effeNctively with PIs, Study Directors and investigator team(s) to achieve goals set forth within approved research protocols involving animal care, developing department master schedules and study-specific schedules, diet, dosing, and standard observational and technical procedures and accurate reporting of such data.
  • Be familiar with active experimental protocols and future studies in the research pipeline to aide NCTR and Priority One Services, Inc. with assuring PI and Study Director experimental parameters are met.

All interested applicants can apply at our wesbsitewww.PriorityOneServices.com or send their CV or resume to  recruiter@priorityoneservices.com or fax 703-971-5440


Clinical Veterinarian, Assistant Research Professor
Center for Comparative Medicine, City of Hope Beckman Research Institute, Duarte, CA

Posted 20 July 2017

Position Summary:

City of Hope (COH) invites applications for a Clinical Veterinarian at the Assistant Research Professor level in the Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) within the Beckman Research Institute (BRI).  Under the direction of the CCM Director and Associate Director, this position will assist in maintaining the CCM Animal Care Program (ACP); provide veterinary medical services, clinical supervision, and consultation and training to research investigators, technicians, husbandry staff, and students.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide veterinary medical services for all species used in biomedical research and teaching programs within the COH/BRI institutional animal care and use program, including but not limited to conventional and genetically altered mice, rats, chickens, and rabbits.  This includes coordinating and assisting in emergency veterinary care including on call rotations during holidays, evenings, and weekends.
  • Supervise CCM Animal Health Technicians/veterinary technicians including developing work schedules and assignments, training new veterinary technicians, and conducting performance evaluations.
  • Assist the CCM Associate Director with oversight of the CCM Veterinary Services Program (VSP), which provides comprehensive services and expertise in the use of appropriate biomethodology, animal research procedures/techniques, veterinary anesthesia, analgesia, surgery, experimental design, and animal models.
  • Collaborates with the Associate Director to provide oversight and management of all animal transfers to and from the institution. 
  • Work closely with the Associate Director in the development and implementation of training programs for CCM/ACP staff in accordance with NIH, USDA and AAALAC requirements.
  • Train laboratory animal medicine residents/fellows in laboratory animal science and research.
  • Participate in IACUC activities including: IACUC mandated training classes, writing/revising IACUC guidelines, semiannual animal facility inspections; veterinary pre-review of animal protocol applications; and draft wording for written notification to principle investigators of decisions of the IACUC.
  • Participate in preparation of program description in anticipation of application of accreditation by AAALAC.
  • Participate in providing regulatory oversight and guidance to insure institutional compliance with local, state and federal regulatory agencies including the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Public Health Service/National Institutes of Health/ Office of Protection from Research Risks (PHS/NIH/OPRR), Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), California State Department of Health Services, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  • Participate/lead organized professional meetings, conferences, and workshops to keep abreast of new regulatory requirements, new techniques and technologies that may assist COH investigators, and new methods to improve the quality of the animal care and use program at COH. Represent COH through presentation at professional meetings and participation in activities of local and national organizations affiliated with improving the care and use of laboratory animals.
  • Participate in collaborative research with institutional faculty.

A commitment to academic productivity and scholarly achievement through significant contributions and participation in the educational, research, and service programs of the CCM is essential.

Position Qualifications:

Candidates must have a DVM/VMD degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited institution, current licensure in at least one state, eligibility for licensure in California, and be board certified or board eligible in laboratory animal medicine.  Advanced training and evidence of productivity in collaborative research are highly desirable. 

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with staff and faculty.  Ability to provide direction and guidance to technical personnel.  Knowledge and expertise in diagnosis and treatment of diseases specific to laboratory animals and regulatory guidelines as they apply to use of animals in biomedical research strongly preferred. 

Professional rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should forward a letter of intent with a statement of professional goals, curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of reference to Dr. Trinka Adamson, CCM Associate Director, at tadamson@coh.org.

The CCM contributes to the missions of the COH/BRI by providing excellent high quality and humane animal care, providing comparative medicine and veterinary medicine expertise through teaching and consultation, and promoting animal welfare and improving the quality and integrity of animal-based biomedical and translational research.

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy. Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

City of Hope strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.


Assistant Director, Animal Resources, Bowman Gray Campus
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Posted 14 July 2017

The Animal Resources Program (ARP) of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC is seeking an Assistant Director to join their team.

JOB SUMMARY:

Involved in the clinical care of laboratory animals at Wake Forest University, providing oversight of the ARP operations and veterinary care on a specific campus.  The position may be a staff position in the Animal Resources Program or a faculty cross-appointment in the Section of Comparative Medicine, Department of Pathology, with duties and responsibilities that include effort for the teaching and research missions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Direct supervision of the Operations Manager and Veterinary Technicians on the Bowman Gray Campus, which is one of three campus units
  • Oversee operations of a surgical facility
  • Participate in the planning and monitoring of the ARP budget
  • Oversee the daily operations of the Rodent Surveillance Program on the Bowman Gray Campus
  • Assist investigators with day to day needs and other special needs to ensure timely completion of research objectives
  • Provide veterinary medical care directly, through supervision, or delegation for animals, primarily on the Bowman Gray Campus, but also on the other campuses, as needed
  • Assist the ARP Director with procedures and documents required to maintain compliance with the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, The Guide, and other applicable rules and regulations
  • Oversee import and export rodents to and from the Bowman Gray Campus
  • Preparation and presentation of training materials to technical staff
  • Participation in veterinary training programs, oversee clinical rotation for ACLAM residents
  • Participation with the IACUC, including monthly protocol review, semiannual inspections, and development/improvement of ongoing training for investigators

APPLICATION: To apply for this position please complete the following on-line at www.wakehealth.edu    

  • Click on Careers in the top right corner
  • Click on Staff Opportunities in the bar on the left side
  • In the search box in the center of the page under General Employment Opportunities enter Job ID #23879 and click submit
  • Click on ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, ANIMAL RESOURCES PROGRAM (ARP) - Bowman Gray & Reynolda Campuses
  • Click on Apply Now and complete the online application and attach a letter of interest and a CV

Wake Forest University is an AA/EOE

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have received the D.V.M. or V.M.D. degree from an institution accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and three years of veterinary practice experience. Board certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine is preferred, board eligibility is required. Skills in verbal and written communication are essential. Applicants should have demonstrated excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and institutional service. Applicants should also have demonstrable experience and skills in management and supervision, facility design, rodent and primate colony management and disease control, and an interest in collaborative research as evidenced by publications in peer reviewed journals.

For questions or additional information, contact Beth Nicks, ARP Administrative Coordinator at enicks@wakehealth.edu


Post-Residency PhD Research Training Position
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Posted 10 July 2017

Texas A&M University invites applications for research training positions sponsored by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) T32 institutional training grant. The program is designed to help address the national shortage of veterinarians trained for participation in biomedical research. While funding is limited to three years, other local and national funding will be expected from the mentor and other sources, to culminate in the PhD degree. Program participants choose from 32 research mentors from across the Texas A&M-College Station campus (Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, Science, Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Liberal Arts) and the Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT) in Houston. Research areas are broad and include infectious disease, metabolic disease, toxicology, neuroscience, developmental biology, cancer, and nutrition. The program is committed to strong mentorship that takes into account the unique and valuable qualities that veterinarians bring to the research laboratory. The minimum requirements are a DVM/VMD degree and U.S. citizenship or noncitizen national status. The ideal applicant will have completed a three-year residency or other graduate program and have transferable graduate course credits that will allow completion of the PhD degree closer to the three-year period of the training grant. Salary is determined by NIH postdoctoral stipend levels, from approximately $43,500 to $57,500, depending on the number of years of post-DVM experience. Members of minority groups underrepresented in biomedical research are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, application letter including long term goals, description of your overall research project in collaboration with your chosen mentor, mentor letter, veterinary school and graduate school transcripts, GRE scores, and 3 reference letters to Dr. Ann Kier, T32 Program Director, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843- 4467. For more information, visit the program webpage (http://vetmed.tamu.edu/cbrt) or contact Dr. Kier (akier@cvm.tamu.edu). The deadline for applications is August 1, 2017 and the desired starting date is October 1, 2017. One position will be available.


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

Posted 29 June 2017

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, 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. 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.    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.


Director, Toxicology Services
American Preclinical Services, Minneapolis, MN

Posted 29 June 2017

This newly created role will oversee American Preclinical Services (APS) non-clinical biocompatibility and toxicological programs in the evaluation of products and technologies required for approval and patient safety.\

Through exceptional leadership, the director of toxicology services will drive the advancement of an industry leading biocompatibility and toxicology CRO solutions focused on innovation and patient safety.  This position reports into APS’ Chief Scientific Officer.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Set and deliver all activities related to developing and sustaining APS’ CRO offerings for toxicological assessment for medical device products with an emphasis in ISO-10993 biocompatibility testing, chemical characterization of medical devices, and risk assessment. 
  • Provide technical and strategic input to key external and internal stakeholders and regulatory agencies to understand project requirements, priorities, budgets and timelines that affectively assign and deliver robust preclinical assessments that meet regulatory approval and ensure patient safety.
  • Make proper decisions regarding biocompatibility and toxicology studies that are conducted based on available data.
  • Serve as a major corporate resource for biosafety and toxicology information for medical devices and pharmaceutical materials, which may include issues related to medical device extracts and leachates, combination products and active pharmaceutical ingredients.
  • Interface closely with the Chief Scientific Officer to evaluate safety assessments of new and existing programs for APS’ client patients. 
  • Design and execute customized studies, collaborations and resources that will advance APS’ medical device and pharmaceutical testing solutions. 
  • Direct biocompatibility and toxicological evaluation of products and technologies required for product approvals and patient safety for projects across APS.
  • Assist with preparing clinical and regulatory submissions
  • Facilitate dialogue with key partners (marketing, R&D, clinical, medical, regulatory, HEMA, quality) at the right time in the development process to ensure the right patient needs are addressed, and the right evidence data to support claims and the right research is conducted.
  • Develop and strengthen the preclinical talent pipeline.  Ensure right people in right roles across the Preclinical scientific ladder.

Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in toxicology or a related biologically-based field.
  • At least 5+ years full-time experience in medical device and/or pharmaceutical toxicology, applying toxicology and biocompatibility concepts through project work and applied scientific decision making programs.
  • Post-doctoral fellowship in a specific area of toxicology and board certification from the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) or related discipline preferred.
  • Experience in the medical device industry preferred.
  • Comprehensive understanding of GLP compliance.

For more information, contact Rob Rodriguez rob@andcor.com ; 952-201-5916


Postdoctoral Researcher, Staff Scientist, and Neural Engineer, Autonomic Physiology and Bioelectronic Medicine
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health, Manhasset, NY

Posted 26 June 2017

Individuals applying for these positions should have experience in porcine, nonhuman primate or other large animal neuro/cardiovascular physiology experiments, with anesthetized or, preferably, awake animals.  Experience with intra-OR experiments, chronic implants, human neuro/cardiovascular physiology and analysis of physiological data is desired.  Applicants should have an MD and/or Ph.D. in neuroscience, neurophysiology, cardiovascular physiology, bioengineering, neural engineering or a related discipline; relevant post-doctoral experience is desired for the positions of staff scientist and neural engineer.

Under the leadership of Stavros Zanos, MD, PhD, the Translational Neurophysiology Lab at the Center for Bioelectronic Medicine (CBEM) of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is seeking to fill several open positions: post-doctoral researcher, staff scientist and neural engineer in autonomic physiology, translational neuro- and cardiovascular physiology and bioelectronic medicine.  The candidate is expected to work full-time on combined physiology and neural engineering studies using stimulation of peripheral autonomic nerves to modulate the immune, cardiovascular and central nervous systems.  The lab utilizes a variety of techniques from neurophysiology and cardiovascular physiology, chronic implants, experimental surgical and interventional techniques and bioelectronic systems for closed-loop neural recording and stimulation, in large animals, both in health and in disease models.  The lab collaborates closely with other labs at Feinstein's CBEM: neural decoding and data analytics, bioelectronics and biosensing, microfabrication, neural bypass, electrochemistry, molecular targets, etc.  The lab also participates in clinical research through collaborations with Northwell's clinical teams (neurosurgery, neurology, gastrointestinal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, psychiatry etc).

Interested candidates should forward a CV, a short statement of interest, and position of interest to:

Jo Jo Platt
Center for Bioelectronic Medicine
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
japlatt@northwell.edu


Associate Director, Preclinical Research
Seattle Genetics, Bothell, WA

Posted 12 June 2017

Seattle Genetics is seeking a laboratory animal veterinarian with exceptional scientific curiosity, critical thinking, and self-motivation to join our team of non-clinical scientists, as an Associate Director of Preclinical Research. You will be part of a vibrant and experienced group leading the scientific understanding of the efficacy and safety of novel therapeutics in a company dedicated to finding cures to cancer. Ability to interpret, integrate, and assess the significance of data in the context of multiple 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 to develop appropriate strategy. You will lead and develop a diverse group of scientists and in vivo biologists– 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 VP of Non-Clinical Sciences and you will be expected to contribute significantly to growing the animal model expertise within the department. You will be expected to contribute scientific expertise broadly across research and development, with significant potential for broadening of your career.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a diverse group of animal scientists and in vivo biologists – motivating them to top performance.
  • Efficiently manage and prioritize group workload, by being involved in study designs that maximize scientific results while minimizing resources.
  • Lead the development of an over-arching strategy for the development and use of non-clinical models of efficacy and safety, which may include internal resource and/or external partners.
  • Aid in the development of a forward facing vision of the non-clinical sciences department, and support implementation of this vision.
  • Provide internal expertise to understand and optimize the predictive value of animal models.
  • Ensure strong ethical basis for all experimentation, maintaining full compliance with all appropriate regulation and being a strong advocate for the 3Rs.
  • Develop strong knowledge of the basic biology of the intended target of drug candidates.
  • Represent Seattle Genetics in the external scientific environment – influencing partners and regulators in a positive way.

Qualifications:

  • DVM with ACLAM accreditation (or equivalents)
  • Strong track record scientific and ethical leadership in animal experimentation
  • Proven success in scientific investigation of fundamental biology questions, either through scientific publications or drug development experience

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

To apply for this position, please visit www.seattlegenetics.com/careers       

Apply Here: http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SEAGEN&cws=1&rid=1946

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Director, Comparative Medicine
Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA

Posted 12 June 2017

Primary Function of Position:

The Director of Comparative Medicine is responsible for directing and managing all animal care at Intuitive Surgical, and for ensuring compliance with all applicable animal welfare regulations.  The Director will oversee Veterinarians, Lab Managers, Veterinary Technicians and other laboratory staff to ensure quality animal care while supporting the animal use needs of multiple departments.

Position Responsibilities:

Management and Administration

  • Supervise clinical veterinarians
  • Act as Attending Veterinarian on the IACUC, with responsibilities including thorough review of all animal care and use protocols and direction of routine regulatory audits of the Program and facilities
  • Oversee the development and implementation of animal care and use SOPs and policies, and ensure all personnel receive appropriate training
  • Provide consultation to investigators regarding protocol development, proper animal use techniques, and selection of the most appropriate animal models
  • With the assistance of the clinical veterinarians, develop and oversee the training program for veterinary and research and training personnel and ensure that appropriate documentation is maintained to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Direct facility adherence to SOPs in alignment with OLAW, PHS and IACUC animal care guidelines
  • Ensure facility compliance with USDA Animal Welfare Regulations
  • Provide training on Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and ensure adherence to GLP Guidelines as regulatory needs require
  • Oversee Post Approval Monitoring program
  • Manage expenses and ensure adherence to department budget
  • Provide support to and development of Comparative Medicine team including veterinarians, veterinary technicians and lab staff
  • Pursue and obtain AAALAC Accreditation for all training and R&D sites

Animal Care

  • Provide clinical and regulatory oversight to the animal care and use program encompassing all training and R&D facilities operated by Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
  • Working with the clinical veterinarians, develop and implement the anesthesia management program including drug delivery, fluid therapy, pain management, perioperative monitoring, and emergency procedures in accordance with standard veterinary practices.
  • Oversee and develop policies for animal procurement, housing, and management, including oversight of animal quality assurance and disease surveillance programs
  • Routinely review best practices in the delivery of veterinary care and work with the clinical veterinarians to implement opportunities for continuous improvement when possible.
  • Oversee those administering anesthesia making sure the following responsibilities are executed appropriately:
  • Administration of anesthesia including induction, maintenance, and emergent management
  • Set up of anesthesia machines and monitoring equipment for specific surgeries
  • Animal care and surgical preparation for customer training and product development
  • Intraoperative monitoring of vital statistics, fluids, drug administration, surgical interventions
  • Critical animal care during advanced minimally invasive surgical procedures in all surgical specialties.
  • Review anesthesia records as needed to assess adverse events and completeness of records
  • Provide and implement recommendations for updates to protocols

Maintenance and Inventory

  • Provide input and guidance for facility design, development, or improvement
  • Routinely review animal care and use equipment inventory and functionality and make recommendations for obsolescence planning and improvements
  • Oversee those responsible for maintenance and inventory management ensuring the following responsibilities are executed appropriately:
    • Management of appropriate inventory of all pharmaceuticals and surgical supplies required for animal care
    • Management of inventory of anesthesia equipment and monitoring equipment
    • Execution of all preventative maintenance and repairs
    • Bi-annual facility review of supplies and equipment

Skills/Experience

  • Minimum five years experience leading an animal care and use program, especially in facilities conducting surgical protocols in large animal models
  • Experience in medical device research and development  preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of current USDA, PHS, OLAW, and AAALAC regulations
  • Experience with rodent models, especially those used in surgical and imaging studies
  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from and AVMA-Accredited University and active licensure in at least one state (active State of California Licensure required within 6 months of hire)
  • American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine certification strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of animal anatomy, physiology, medical disease states and surgical applications across all body systems
  • Proven skill providing large animal care utilizing critical care techniques
  • Previous experience serving on an IACUC, especially as Attending Veterinarian
  • Experience overseeing compliance with OLAW, PHS and IACUC regulations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with R&D investigators of varied backgrounds and experience levels
  • Experience managing large groups

Interested candidates please contact Ken Krings at Ken.Krings@intusurg.com or 408-523-7085.


Veterinarian Supervisor
Washington National Primate Research Center/University of Washington, Arizona-Based NHP Breeding Colony, Maricopa County, AZ

Posted 12 June 2017

Appointing Department Web Address:  http://www.wanprc.org
Full position listing available at http://hr.uw.edu/job
Requisition # 144163 (please see posting for complete job description list)
Job Location: WaNPRC Arizona Breeding Colony, Maricopa County, Arizona

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with the provision of oversight of the animal healthcare and preventative medicine program, and manage the Arizona Breeding Colony (ABC) Veterinary Services (VS) unit for nonhuman primates:
  • Provide surgical and anesthesia services for clinical or surgical needs. Major clinical surgeries, orthopedic surgeries, minor surgeries. Determine and direct use of anesthetic and analgesic agents.
  • Train and guide animal staff in new or complex technical or surgical procedures. Train staff regarding the methods of anesthesia and maintenance of anesthesia to support veterinary and research staff activities.
  • Care of sick or injured animals may include evaluation of the clinical presentation, diagnostic workup, treatment direction, humane endpoints and follow-up care of clinical cases. This includes providing on-call after hours veterinary care on a rotating schedule.
  • Assist with developing budgets and managing colony expenditures. Assist with writing grants and reports.
  • This position has leadership and managerial responsibilities for the personnel, programs and facilities at the ABC. Work closely with the Animal Program Manager, Facilities Manager, Clinical Veterinarians and Direct supervision of the veterinary service staff and assist with supervising other technical staff.
  • Assure that the veterinary staff is in compliance with training regarding safety, regulatory issues, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs.)

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE:

  • Participate in the site visits and inspections by regulatory agencies.
  • Direct monitoring of compliance through the University of Washington, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and UW Attending Veterinarian.
  • Contribute to clinical and scientific literature Conduct or collaborate on clinical research to advance knowledge regarding nonhuman primate medicine and management.
  • Present information gained in local and national forums and peer-reviewed literature.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from a College of Veterinary Medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Association or a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Association’s Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates.
  • Ability to obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Arizona.
  • Candidate must obtain USDA accreditation within 6 months of hiring.
  • A minimum of five years of clinical experience with clinical medicine of nonhuman primates to include at least 3 years managing a nonhuman primate animal care program in a complex research setting.
  • Clinical proficiency with nonhuman primates, and a high level of technical skills specific to nonhuman primates is imperative.
  • Understanding and proficiency across all related biosafety principles.
  • Human resources experience such as hiring, training, and corrective actions.

DESIRED:

  • 10 years experience in managing a nonhuman primate breeding program.
  • 10 years experience with the management of a laboratory animal program.
  • Extensive experience with teamwork, managing multiple priorities, and developing innovative solutions to problems.
  • Board certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM.)