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Post-Doctoral Position-Imaging Inflammatory Bowel Disease
AbbVie, Worcester, MA

AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases. Together with its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pharmacyclics, AbbVie employs more than 29,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries. 

Post-doctoral Fellow/Immunology Discovery; lead the development of a large animal model of Inflammatory Bowel Disease; optimize applications of pre-clinical imaging technologies, invasive and non-invasive, in these models. Work with cross-disciplinary teams over 3 years to increase the efficiency of screening candidate drugs for IBD, resulting in the development of a nascent translatable model of IBD that accurately screens and monitors for colonic mucosal healing and for candidate drug bio-distribution. 

https://abbvie.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobsearch.ftl?keyword=postdoctoral%20fellow

For further information on the company, portfolio and commitments, please visit www.abbvie.com.


Veterinary Clinician
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

The University of Rochester is recruiting an experienced, nationally licensed veterinarian to play a leadership service role in our clinical and surgical program with an academic appointment in Comparative Medicine.  ACLAM board eligibility or certification or fifteen years of veterinary private practice surgical & clinical experience is desired. We prioritize a skilled veterinarian who works collaboratively with a team.  The successful applicant will join three experienced veterinarians and six veterinary technicians providing veterinary care and research support for a diverse biomedical research and teaching program across 54,000 mice, 100 nonhuman primates and a variety of other traditional laboratory animal species housed in our AAALAC accredited, 85,000-square foot centralized facility.  We hope to fill the position by March 2018. Rochester, located in beautiful Upstate New York on Lake Ontario near the Finger Lakes Region between Syracuse and Buffalo, offers a high quality of life in a culturally enriched community.

Interested applicants should send a letter of introduction with references and resume to: 

Jeff Wyatt DVM, MPH, DACLAM
Animal Resource Executive Director
jeff_wyatt@urmc.rochester.edu, or
601 Elmwood Avenue- Box 674, Rochester, NY

All applicants also apply on-line under “other openings” posting# 204758 at www.rochester.edu/working/hr/jobs/

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled  


Clinical Veterinarian
OMRF, Oklahoma, OK

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) is an independent, non-profit, world-renowned biomedical research institute. Our main research emphasis are on cardiovascular biology, immunology and cancer, Alzheimer’s and neurodegenerative diseases. OMRF’s comparative medicine department is a vital core facilitating research with innovative practices, quality service and focused customer satisfaction. Our unique strengths also include state of the art aquatic (Zebra Fish, Xenopus), & Germ-free/gnotobiotic mouse cores that are centrally operated and managed by comparative medicine. Our animal research program has been AAALAC Intl, accredited since 1975. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse OMRF Family.

Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Comparative Medicine and Attending Veterinarian, the Clinical Veterinarian will assist in maintaining OMRF’s Animal Care and Use Program; provide clinical veterinary care and research support for diverse laboratory animal species; and provide collaborative guidance and support to other entities involved with the institutional animal care and use program.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • The provision of veterinary medical care and research support to a variety of animal species in accordance with current veterinary medical practices, federal regulations, PHS Policy, and AAALAC Int., standards;
  • The supervision, direction, and professional development of animal care staff;
  • Providing guidance to research personnel on animal model and protocol development, the selection of appropriate anesthetics and analgesics, surgical techniques and procedures, pre- and post-operative care, rodent breeding colony management, and methods of euthanasia;
  • Training comparative medicine and research personnel on the humane care and use of laboratory animals, veterinary medical procedures and techniques, the appropriate use of veterinary equipment, occupational health and safety issues, and other topics relevant to working with laboratory animals;
  • Effective communication and collaboration that foster and maintain productive working relationships with OMRF leaders, investigators and research personnel, the IACUC, EH&S personnel, and other entities involved with the animal care program;
  • Active participation on the IACUC;
  • Participation in the veterinary on-call rotation.

Preferences:

  • Residency training in comparative medicine or board eligibility.
  • A penchant for operational management.
  • Interest  in learning and implementing LEAN concepts, change management, using leadership traits.

Minimum requirements:

  • Veterinary medical degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG (Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates) certification;
  • Veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States, preferably Oklahoma.
  • A team player able to thrive in a customer centric, continuous improvement environment.

We offer attractive salaries and comprehensive benefits.
Submit application at: https://jobsearch.omrf.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=51798
EOE/AA


Clinical Veterinarian
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Requisition ID: 20053262

The University of Southern California, Department of Animal Resources, is seeking a responsible, self-motivated, organized, and knowledgeable individual for a position of Clinical Veterinarian. The Department of Animal Resources takes pride in providing optimal animal care for all animals housed at the university for the purposes of biomedical research and teaching. The Clinical Veterinarian will assist the Director of the department in supporting research programs and providing animal health care to a diverse animal population including both small and large laboratory animals. This individual will provide clinical veterinary care to animals; manage preventive medical programs; participate in IACUC activities; perform post-approval monitoring of protocols; provide training programs; provide consultation for research staff; supervise employees; and participate in resident training in an ACLAM-approved training program.Minimum Education: D.V.M, Minimum Experience: 3 years Minimum Field of Expertise: California State license in Veterinary Medicine and veterinary experience in a clinical or research setting. For more information

visit: https://usc.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/ExternalUSCCareers/job/Los-Angeles-CA---Health-Sciences-Campus/Clinical-Veterinarian_REQ20053262-1


Assistant Director, Veterinary Services
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Posted 27 November 2017
Requisition # 2017-8224
Department Laboratory Animal Resources
Category Research and Laboratory
Full-Time

Overview

Under the supervision of the Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) Executive Director/University Attending Veterinarian, the Assistant Director, Veterinary Services will provide oversight of daily operations of the Veterinary Services team and management of all phases of veterinary care for University animals. In addition to supervisory and management responsibilities, the Assistant Director, Veterinary Services will oversee and provide support to the nonhuman primate surgical services team. The Assistant Director, Veterinary Services must have the highest standards of professional integrity and comply with all University policies and procedures, federal, state, and local regulations. This position offers professional development opportunities to attend selected regional and national meetings on laboratory animal science and medicine.

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Management responsibility for clinical veterinary care of all laboratory animals, including aquatic species, rodents, reptiles and non-human primates (NHPs). The primary focus will be the oversight of NHPs and operations of a centralized surgical facility.
  • Veterinary consultation with Principal Investigators (PIs) and research staff
  • Supervision of the staff veterinarian and a portion of the veterinary technical and transgenic breeding staff responsible for providing clinical and technical services.
  • Oversight of all aspects of NHP colony health, including health surveillance and the preventative medicine program.
  • Working with the staff veterinarian, management of the NHP surgical and anesthesia program, including fluid therapy, pain management, perioperative monitoring, and emergency procedures in accordance with standard veterinary practices.
  • Review of NHP medical and research records as needed to ensure completeness of records.
  • Oversight of the Controlled Substances Program within LAR.
  • Routine review of best practices in the delivery of veterinary care, working with the Staff Veterinarian, to implement opportunities for continuous improvement when possible.
  • Participation in the planning and management of the LAR annual budget.
  • Provision of veterinary oversight for clinical care programs across all species, under the direction of the Attending Veterinarian, including regular consultation with researchers and their staff.
  • Assisting the LAR Executive 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.
  • Shared veterinary on-call responsibility during evenings and weekends (approximately 40% of on call).
  • Collaboration on the development of animal care facilities processes and policies.
  • Participation, management and consultation on surgery, surgical techniques, and anesthesia
  • Performance of veterinary review and consultation with investigators for all IACUC protocols.
  • Development and delivery of training for LAR staff, PI's, research staff, and members of IACUC.
  • Composition, review and updating of veterinary and compliance policies, guidelines, and SOP's as required.
  • Oversight of quality assurance and disease surveillance programs.
  • Serving as the designee of the Attending Veterinarian as requested.
  • Representing the University as appropriate at internal/external meetings and venues.
  • Provision of input and writing of performance evaluations for assigned staff. Provision of input into hiring, termination and disciplinary actions for the team.
  • Provision of input to electronic database development.
  • Assistance with special projects and duties as necessary.

This position requires that the individual is willing and able to work with all species of laboratory animals, BSL-1 or BSL-2 level infectious agents, hazardous chemicals and radiation and use all appropriate safety measures in working with those agents.

Qualifications

Essential Qualifications

Candidate must have a Veterinary degree (D.V.M. /V.M.D.), be licensed to practice in at least one state, and be willing to obtain a veterinary license and USDA accreditation in New Jersey. Candidate must be a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). Candidate must be knowledgeable of all applicable state, federal and local laws that regulate animal use in research. Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years' experience working in laboratory animal medicine. Candidate must have a minimum 3 years of relevant experience with NHPs in a surgical setting.

Competence in operating software programs (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets and databases) and excellent interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, and analytical skills are required. Flexibility, adaptability, and negotiation acumen are key traits necessary to the position. Candidate must be a skilled communicator with the ability to collaborate, supervise and motivate under stressful conditions. Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.

The final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

Two or more years of supervisory experience

Experience with electronic protocol management systems (Topaz/Granite) and electronic medical records

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/gn5p27cjz57nkkb8

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Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Posted 20 November 2017

Johns Hopkins University Research Animal Resources has a position available for a laboratory animal veterinarian with a faculty appointment in the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology. The successful applicant will primarily provide medical and surgical support for large animal and nonhuman primate research and oversee our surgical support team, location, and operations.  She or he will also take an active role in the ACLAM-recognized laboratory animal medicine training program, participate in regulatory activities and conduct clinical or collaborative research.  He or she will join 5 laboratory animal medicine faculty and 4 post-doctoral clinical trainees in providing clinical and research support for multiple species, including breeding colonies of marmosets and pigtail and rhesus macaques.

Requirements include a license to practice veterinary medicine in the US and a current driver’s license. Candidates must have excellent oral and written English capabilities, a thorough knowledge of current US regulatory standards, strong teaching skills, and the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals with minimal supervision. Applicants should also have a demonstrated ability to conduct clinical or collaborative research, a record of customer service, and the ability to seek out, build, and maintain positive collaborative relationships with investigators. Experience and proficiency with anesthesia, routine surgical procedures, and some advanced research support procedures in multiple species is expected. Preference will be given to candidates who have ACLAM or other clinical board certification and experience with complex research procedures and surgery in pigs, sheep, dogs, ferrets, rabbits, and old and new-world nonhuman primates, as well as reproductive management of nonhuman primates.

Responsibilities may include: medical, surgical and research procedures for non-rodent species, management of an active surgical support service, preventive medicine for breeding colonies of macaques and marmosets; active participation in all aspects of the laboratory animal medicine training program; training for researchers and technicians in research and surgical procedures; conduct of clinical and collaborative research; participation in the institutional animal care and use committee; and consultation with investigators regarding research protocols.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, three professional references, and letter of application by December 31 to:

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

For further information regarding the position, contact:

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

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


Clinical Veterinarian or Senior Clinical Veterinarian
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Posted 15 November 2017

The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) at the University of Pittsburgh has an opening for a laboratory animal veterinarian at the Clinical Veterinarian or Senior Clinical Veterinarian level.  As a member of the DLAR leadership team you will:

  • Provide clinical veterinary medical care and research support for a variety of laboratory animal species;
  • Assist DLAR supervisors with operating and maintaining animal facilities in compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures;
  • Provide collaborative guidance and support to other entities involved with the institutional animal care and use program.

Responsibilities include:

  • The provision of veterinary medical care and research support to a variety of animal species in accordance with current veterinary medical practices, federal regulations, PHS Policy, and AAALAC standards;
  • The supervision, direction, and professional development of veterinary technical staff;
  • Providing guidance to research personnel on animal model and protocol development, the selection of appropriate anesthetics and analgesics, surgical techniques and procedures, pre and post-operative care, rodent breeding colony management, and methods of euthanasia;
  • Training DLAR and research personnel on the humane care and use of laboratory animals, veterinary medical procedures and techniques, the appropriate use of veterinary equipment, occupational health and safety issues, and other topics relevant to working with laboratory animals;
  • Effective communication and collaboration that foster and maintain productive working relationships with DLAR leaders, investigators and research personnel, the IACUC, EH&S personnel, and other entities involved with the animal care program;
  • Active participation on the IACUC;
  • Participation in the veterinary on-call rotation.

Relevant training, experience, and skills:

  • Veterinary medical degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG (Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates) certification;
  • Minimum of two years medical and surgical experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species that preferably includes rodents, rabbits, nonhuman primates and agricultural species obtained either in a post-graduate laboratory training program or as a full time veterinarian in a biomedical research facility;
  • Veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States, preferably PA;
  • ACLAM Diplomate or board eligible status;
  • Experience supervising, developing, and managing the performance of veterinary professional staff.

The review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Interested persons should submit a letter of interest to include a statement of career objectives, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references to: Dr. David Schabdach, Senior Executive Director and Attending Veterinarian, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources, dschab@pitt.eduThe University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Sr. Clinical Veterinarian #582
National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, Battelle National Biodefense Institute, Frederick, MD

Posted 9 November 2017

Link: https://home.eease.com/recruit2/?id=15639381&t=1

BACKGROUND

The National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center managed and operated by the Battelle National Biodefense Institute (BNBI) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

PRIMARY FUNCTION

The Sr. Principal Investigator (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian) reporting to the Sr. Principal Investigator, Manager (Attending Veterinarian) will provide state of the art laboratory animal medicine and animal model development capabilities for NBACC’s animal-based research. Maintain a consistently high level of quality in the care and use of animals in research and teaching and fosters a culture of compassion and respect for all research animals, which includes a wide range of both large and small animal species used as models for human disease. Ensures compliance with AAALAC International, Animal Welfare Act regulations, DHS Assurance, DHS Management Directives and all other applicable laws, regulations and guidelines.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diplomat of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, graduate of an ACLAM approved residency program (holding a DVM or equivalent degree from a US AVMA-certified veterinary school with a current license to practice veterinary medicine in one of the 50 US states) or relevant experience (15 year minimum), with a minimum of three years of experience in laboratory animal based research.  Experience working in high-level biocontainment facilities (ABSL-3/4) highly desirable.
  • Ability to demonstrate success in technical proficiency, scientific creativity and accountability, while collaborating with others using independent thought.
  • Proficiency and clarity of oral and written communications are essential.
  • Exemplary organizational skills with a proven track record of working effectively both independently and as a team player.
  • Knowledge or experience with biocontainment facilities and procedures, laboratory safety, biosurety, and decontamination desirable.
  • Knowledge or experience with Quality Assurance (QA) programs such as ISO 9001 or ISO 17025 and/or Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)/Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) desirable.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States, able to obtain an interim secret clearance leading to a top secret clearance, suitability for the DHS, a favorable adjudication of the Department of Justice (DoJ) for select agent access, and enrollment in the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP).  Current clearance(s) desirable.
  • Participation in the Immunization Program through Corporate Occupational Health Solutions, LLC (CorpOHS) is required.
  • May be required to participate in NBACC’s alternative work and/or on-call schedule, dependent upon business needs.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides clinical care to research animals and assists the Manager of the Comparative Medicine group with daily direction and strategic development of the group. Participation in emergency on-call schedule and after-hours veterinary care rotation required.
  • Requires routine entry into both conventional and biocontainment animal holding and research areas up to animal biosafety level 4 (ABSL1-4).
  • Ensures compliance with guidelines of AAALAC International, DHS Assurance, DHS Management Directives and all applicable regulations regarding animal care and use, and GLP regulations as required.
  • Maintains meticulous administrative and medical records and clearly presents study outcomes in both written and oral formats; and establishes and maintains a high-level training and competency determination program for animal care and research staff.
  • Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with scientists and other research and support staff; advises investigators on the selection of appropriate animal models and the development and budgeting for research projects and protocols involving animals.
  • Maintains expertise in the field and evaluates and proposes new methodologies for improvement in animal biocontainment practices to enhance animal welfare and personal safety.
  • Provides direct support to research projects through the performance of IACUC approved procedures and day-to-day management of veterinary technical support for animal research conducted at all levels of biocontainment.
  • Responsible for high quality research support and animal care activities, including developing standard operating procedures and the development and implementation of training programs for Comparative Medicine and research staff.
  • Works on extremely complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible variables.
  • Exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results, with demonstrated success in leading multiple scientific teams.
  • Ability to act independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments, while overseeing and managing the scientific or administrative activities of lower level personnel.
  • Works as a strategic leader within the organization, with significant personnel, project, and budget management responsibilities across multiple projects.
  • Expert knowledge of scientific principles and concepts, with a reputation as an emerging leader in the field, with sustained performance and accomplishment recognized internally and externally through publications, sponsor feedback, and peer input.
  • Maintains a safe work environment by participating in specialized training and review of safety manuals and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Identifies departures from the Quality Management System (QMS) and initiates actions to investigate and prevent such occurrences.
  • Maintains and evaluates records of analysis and reviews laboratory results, plans and reports. 
  • Ensures that equipment, reagents and supplies are maintained and used properly. 
  • Directs, prioritizes, schedules and provides technical expertise to staff to conduct work.
  • Maintains appropriate records.
  • Performs other assigned duties.

BNBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Senior Clinical Veterinarian
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Posted 9 November 2017

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse Caltech community. Under the direction of the Director of the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources, the Senior Clinical Veterinarian assists in maintaining Caltech’s Animal Care and Use Program; provide veterinary medical services, clinical supervision, and consultation and training to research investigators, technicians and husbandry staff.

Basic Qualifications

  • Position requires DVM / VMD from an AVMA accredited institution or its foreign equivalent
  • Current licensure in at least one state, eligibility for licensure in California
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in clinical veterinary medicine

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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
  • ACLAM board certification or eligibility
  • 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

Candidates should apply via: https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CALTECH&cws=37&rid=3392


Attending Veterinarian
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Posted 6 November 2017

Please see below for this exciting opportunity at the University of Washington.

The University of Washington is a premier research institution with demonstrated commitment and successful in biomedical research.  The Attending Veterinarian (AV) will serve a critical purpose to ensure appropriate animal care and welfare as the University fulfills its mission of teaching, research, and service.

The purpose of this position is to provide veterinary oversight and support for the animal care and use program at the University. This position performs a critical function to support excellent animal care and welfare within the context of the University's highly successful biomedical research program.  The Attending Veterinarian reports to the Institutional Official who has ultimate authority over the program. The role of the attending veterinarian is a critical role in meeting regulatory requirements and ensuring that our program is in alignment with regulations and standards of veterinary care for all vertebrate animals that are used in research, teaching and testing at the UW.

This position routinely interacts across a wide variety of University stakeholders. In addition to supporting and being a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, the AV will interact and support Department of Comparative Medicine, Washington National Primate Research Center, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities, and the research enterprise at large including Chairs, Deans, Primary Investigators, Laboratory Technicians and animal caregivers.  The AV reports to the Institutional Official who is the Executive Director for Health Science Administration, who reports to the University Provost.

This position is multi-dimensional and requires knowledge and expertise in laboratory animal medicine in a complex, high-performing research institution.  Excellent interpersonal skills are necessary to work effectively with animal care staff and members of the University research community. It is a required position within the University according to the Animal Welfare Act and our Assurance with the Public Health Service Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare. The Attending Veterinarian will work closely with the Office of Animal Welfare to meet these goals.

Link to position information and application process:

https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=149243&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1


Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian (NHP)
Bionetics Corporation, Jefferson, AR

Posted 1 November 2017

The Bionetics Corporation, a national diversified applied science and engineering company, is looking for a Clinical Veterinarian to provide veterinary support to the FDA/HHS National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) in Jefferson, Arkansas. The Clinical Veterinarian’s primary responsibility shall be the provision of veterinary medical and surgical care to the Nonhuman Primate (NHP) colony.  Participation in the veterinary medical care program for other animal species is included as a smaller component of the duties of this position.  This position may also serve on the IACUC, or may serve as a resource to the IACUC on matters regarding the health and well-being of NHPs and other animal species.

The successful candidate must have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent required. Possession of a degree from a veterinary college accredited by the AVMA Council on Education or possession of a certificate of equivalency from ECFVG (AVMA) or PAVE (AAVSB) is preferred.  License to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state is required.  This position requires a minimum of two (2) years’ experience providing veterinary medical and surgical care to NHPs. Experience should include participation in the administration of environmental enrichment and preventive medicine programs for NHPs. Experience with other laboratory animal species, especially rodents and zebrafish is desirable. Certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) with a research degree (MS or PhD) desired.

Applicants must have excellent oral and written English skills and must be a legal resident of the United States.

The Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for:

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

The Salary Range for this position is 100k-130k, dependent upon experience. Bionetics values every employee’s contribution to our success and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, legal resources, paid vacation and sick leave, 401k, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, etc.

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

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


Laboratory Animal Medicine Diagnostic Support Veterinarian II
IDEXX BioResearch, Columbia, MO

Posted 26 October 2017

The Laboratory Animal Medicine Diagnostic Support Veterinarian II will work with a dynamic team of veterinary scientists to support the IDEXX BioResearch mission in providing high quality diagnostic services to the biomedical research community. Activities will include consulting with clients regarding collection of samples from laboratory animals, sample submissions, diagnostic test results and interpretation and participate in Research & Development.  The individual may also consult with clients regarding best practices for developing institutional laboratory animal health monitoring programs. The individual will present seminars at regional, state, national, and international conferences on IDEXX BioResearch products, services or research, and assist in preparing technical and educational materials for client distribution. The individual will further support developing scientific materials and presentations for marketing and sales activities.

EDUCATION:

  • DVM required
  • Board eligible or board certification required in one or more veterinary specialties (e.g., laboratory animal medicine - DACLAM, pathology - DAVCP, etc.)

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 3+ years experience post-DVM.
  • Experience in veterinary diagnostics is preferred.
  • Experience in effective public speaking
  • Experience in technical writing

How to apply:

Follow this link: https://careers.idexx.com/jobsearch/job-details/diagnostic-support-veterinarian-laboratory-animal-medicine/109350/1/

Or Email the IDEXX recruiter: laura-peterson@idexx.com

EOE/M/F/D/V


Charles River Insourcing Solutions
Multiple positions available throughout the U.S. contingent upon contract award

Posted 26 October 2017

YOU are the difference that makes all the difference! At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. We approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of our families, friends, colleagues and customers across the globe. Your background and skills in Veterinary Medicine will play a critical role supporting the life-saving and valuable work we perform on behalf of our clients. In return, we’ll offer you opportunities to learn, grow and build a career that you can feel passionate about.

We are seeking talented, qualified Clinical Veterinarians for our Insourcing Solutions business supporting our commercial and academic client research programs throughout the U.S. These opportunities include planning, organizing and directing the health care and maintenance of research animals and providing leadership and technical expertise to staff for policy and decision-making to support and accelerate the client's research goals. A complete job description for the role is available upon request. We offer relocation assistance if needed, along with a very competitive salary and best-in-class benefits package. The following are minimum qualifications related to our Clinical Veterinarian positions:

  • Education:  Work requires completion of an accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program or a certificate of equivalent training accepted by the AVMA. 
  • Experience:  Three years of experience in laboratory animal medicine or completion of a training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine with eligibility for certification in this field may be substituted for the three-year experience requirement noted above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  Licensure (DVM) to practice veterinary medicine in a state or territory of the United States is required.

Interested candidates please forward your curriculum vitae to Susan Jackson, Senior Human Resources Director, CR Insourcing Solutions, at susan.jackson@crl.com

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

About our Insourcing Solutions Business

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Executive Director, Research & Teaching Animal Care Program
University of California, Davis, Davis, CA

Posted 24 October 2017

University of California, Davis (UC Davis) invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director, Research and Teaching Animal Care Program

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research and with indirect reporting line to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Resource Management, the Executive Director serves as the Attending Veterinarian and is responsible for long-range planning, leadership and oversight of animal care and use at UC Davis.  

The Executive Director manages and strategically harmonizes the distributed operations of over 1 million square feet of animal holding space in over 200 buildings overseen by individual vivarium managers.

The Executive Director leads a team of stakeholders responsible for identifying solutions that balance multiple, often competing, resource priorities.  Supporting the academic mission of the university by assuring compliance with all applicable regulations governing the use of animals in research and teaching, the Executive Director serves in a public information, training, consultative, and facilitative role on behalf of the University’s programs of animal care and use.

The preferred candidate will have an earned Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from a recognized and accredited school, licensed DVM with an ability to attain a CA license within one year, broad experience with laboratory animal research, as evidenced by DACLAM status, and administrative leadership experience in a relevant research environment.  In addition, the candidate should have demonstrated success as an administrator and fiscal manager, a record of success in presenting complex and technical information to various audiences, and experience in animal research policy formation, compliance, and operational excellence. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively with various internal and external constituencies, promote interdisciplinary research and work with a diverse population.

UC Davis is a public research university and land-grant university as well as one of the 10 campuses of the University of California (UC) system.

UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States.

Since opening in 1908, UC Davis has been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into the 100-plus-year history and the reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.

The 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.

More than 500 of the faculty have earned prestigious national and international honors and awards. One of the top 40 universities in the world, UC Davis is ranked as the world’s leading university for veterinary medicine — and has many other top-ranking programs across the disciplines.

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

Procedure for Candidacy

Applications should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae.  Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates will begin immediately.

University of California, Davis is being assisted by Harris Search Associates for this search. Please send application to address below or contact Jeffrey Harris, Managing Partner, for further details.

Contact Information:

Jeffrey Harris, Managing Partner, Harris Search Associates                         
Tel: 614-798-8500 ext. 125 Cell: 614-354-2100
4236 Tuller Road, Dublin, OH 43017
Email:  jeff@harrisandassociates.com     www.harrisandassociates.com


University Animal Care Director & Attending Vet
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Posted 24 October 2017

For full position description and application instructions at https://employment.ku.edu/staff/10243BR 

The University of Kansas is seeking a doctor of veterinary medicine with significant laboratory animal experience to serve as the Animal Care Unit Director and University Attending Veterinarian.  This position requires strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills, broad knowledge of regulations and standards for use of animals in teaching and research, and hands-on experience fulfilling operational, veterinary and research needs of a research animal care and use program.  The KU program serves a diverse research portfolio studying basic biology, social science, translational medicine and field research.  The incumbent must work closely with the IACUC, other key stakeholders, and researchers to ensure integrated support for a high-quality program and must demonstrate commitment to excellence in animal research, animal health and welfare, and regulatory compliance.  Review of applications begins October 30, 2017.  KU is an EO/AAE, full policy http://policy.ku.edu/IOA/nondiscrimination


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.

Position open until filled. 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