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

Posted 17 August 2017

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

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

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

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY, refer to requisition 10513.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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

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

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

Minimum Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When applying, applicants must include:

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

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

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

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

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


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

Posted 14 August 2017

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

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

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

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

Requirements and Desired Qualifications

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

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

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

 

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

Posted 14 August 2017

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

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

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

 

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

Posted 9 August 2017

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

Program

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

Faculty

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

Qualifications

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

Applications

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


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

Posted 9 August 2017

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

Program

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

Faculty

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

Qualifications

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

Applications

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


Toxicology Research Group Manager
Based in Singapore

Posted 6 August 2017

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

The Opportunity

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

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

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

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

What is needed from you?

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

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

What’s on Offer?

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

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

Next steps:

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

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


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

Posted 6 August 2017

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

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

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

Education Minimum Requirement:

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

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal skills.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

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

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

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

Apply here: http://bit.ly/2tNMTF5.

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

Posted 6 August 2017

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

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

The successful candidate must have a Veterinary medical degree from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited or approved veterinary medical college or school, or have passed the Foreign Veterinarian Equivalency Examination. Candidates must be currently licensed in one state and eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine and to obtain controlled substance licensure in the State of Michigan. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or equivalent training and experience with board certification in another related field will be considered. Post DVM graduate degree(s) MS or PhD are desirable in addition to board certification. USDA accreditation is desired. Five to ten (5-10) years of experience in laboratory animal medicine working in a major research university, medical center, institution or company is required including established subject matter expertise (7+ years experience), and three to five (3-5) years successful administrative experience either directing a facility or a significant component of an animal research program. The successful candidate will possess demonstrated leadership providing direction to a multi-faceted laboratory animal care and use program supporting a major research university with a large medical school and affiliated medical center in addition to a Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee (VMAC); the ability to advise, counsel and train investigators in appropriate animal procedures; experience conducting independent or collaborative research; and will be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.

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

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


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

Posted 31 July 2017

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

Summary:

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

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

Requirements:

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

Level will be commensurate with experience.

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

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

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

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

Those interested should apply via the link below:

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


Clinical Veterinarian, NCTR
FDA, Jefferson, AR

Posted 27 July 2017

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

JOB SUMMARY:

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

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: 

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

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 

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

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: 

Essential Duties: 

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

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


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

Posted 20 July 2017

Position Summary:

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

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

Position Qualifications:

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

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

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

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

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

About City of Hope

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

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


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

Posted 14 July 2017

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

JOB SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

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

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

Wake Forest University is an AA/EOE

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

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


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

Posted 10 July 2017

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


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

Posted 29 June 2017

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

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

Responsibilities Include:

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

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

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

A criminal background check will be conducted.

Salary is negotiable; commensurate with experience.

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

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

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


Director, Toxicology Services
American Preclinical Services, Minneapolis, MN

Posted 29 June 2017

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

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

Essential Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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


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

Posted 26 June 2017

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

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

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

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


Associate Director, Preclinical Research
Seattle Genetics, Bothell, WA

Posted 12 June 2017

Seattle Genetics is seeking a laboratory animal veterinarian with exceptional scientific curiosity, critical thinking, and self-motivation to join our team of non-clinical scientists, as an Associate Director of Preclinical Research. You will be part of a vibrant and experienced group leading the scientific understanding of the efficacy and safety of novel therapeutics in a company dedicated to finding cures to cancer. Ability to interpret, integrate, and assess the significance of data in the context of multiple other scientific investigators both internally and externally are critical. You will have significant autonomy to propose and drive the vision for the delivery of animal models (both efficacy and safety), and to develop appropriate strategy. You will lead and develop a diverse group of scientists and in vivo biologists– ability to motivate, retain and recruit high quality scientists is a key expectation. Your communication skills at all levels of interaction must be excellent. This is a pivotal role in the department reporting to the VP of Non-Clinical Sciences and you will be expected to contribute significantly to growing the animal model expertise within the department. You will be expected to contribute scientific expertise broadly across research and development, with significant potential for broadening of your career.

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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Director, Comparative Medicine
Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA

Posted 12 June 2017

Primary Function of Position:

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

Position Responsibilities:

Management and Administration

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

Animal Care

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

Maintenance and Inventory

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

Skills/Experience

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

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


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

Posted 12 June 2017

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE:

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

REQUIREMENTS:

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

DESIRED:

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

Animal Resources Center Veterinarian
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Posted 30 May 2017

Job ID: 55675

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health), an academic health science center located on Galveston Island along the Texas Gulf Coast, is currently seeking an Animal Resources Center Veterinarian.  This position will provide veterinary care for various species of research animals through disease prevention, clinical care, health monitoring, and quality assurance measures. The Animal Resources Veterinarian will be a part of a multidisciplinary team focusing on research continuity, animal care and oversight as well providing critical leadership within the UTMB Health animal program.

Essential Job Functions:

Planning and Specific Job Related Duties

  • Plans and implements preventative medicine programs.
  • Identifies deficiencies and ensures correction of procedures, equipment and policies as it pertains to animal welfare.
  • Plans and conducts clinical care of research animals; as well as clinical oversight/support to animals in housing environments from barrier to ABSL2-4.
  • Plans and organizes veterinary drug and equipment purchases.
  • Reviews electronic animal management system for the purpose of appropriate health monitoring.
  • Facilitates, participates and assists in expediting planned research.
  • Along with veterinary technical staff, responsible for daily clinical rounds to monitor health of UTMB animals
  • Monitors surgical and post-operative care
  • Participates in emergency veterinarian on-call rotations for weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Works to maintains clinical documentation integrity in the animal record.

 Departmental Management:

  • Facilitates and participates in the development and implementation of assigned new initiatives, programs, services and relationships to enhance service and outcomes for research.
  • Trains departmental personnel and research investigators.

Principal Investigators and Engagement:

  • Works with Principal Investigators and research staff to promote communication.
  • Consults with researchers on protocol development and study design. 
  • May assist in review of protocols.

Regulatory Compliance & Accreditation:

  • May perform semi-annual inspections of the animal care areas.
  • Monitors and assures department activities are in compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies requirements and initiates corrective action as appropriate.
  • Maintains a familiarity with internal, regulatory, and other external documentation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2 years experience in field of laboratory animal medicine or commensurate experience.
  • Licensed in at least one state in the U.S. 
  • Must obtain Texas Veterinary Licensure within one year of hire.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Department of Justice (DOJ) clearance for access to a maximum level biocontainment facility.
  • Able to obtain independent access into a high containment animal facility in areas of Bio Safety Levels 3 or 4.

Marginal OR Periotic Functions:

  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Preferred Work Experience: 

  • Biocontainment experience ABSL3-4.
  • Experience with NHPs, rodents, and small ruminants.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a high degree of professionalism in working with Principal Investigators and research staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Willing and eligible to obtain USDA accreditation and DEA registration.
  • ACLAM board eligible/willingness to attain ACLAM board eligibility.
  • Knowledge of and ability to function in a participatory management environment.
  • Basic computer skills (e.g. Microsoft)

Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with experience, ranging from $95,000 - $115,000 annually.  This position is a Band AP13 .

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

http://utmb.jobs/galveston-tx/veterinarian-animal-resources-center/658123D6C72F4314ADEEE92AFC69AC52/job/


Director, Lab Animal Resources
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Posted 22 May 2017

The Laboratory Animal Resources of Florida State University seeks to fill the position of Director of LAR.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the University Vice President for Research, the Director provides oversight and university-wide management of Lab Animal Resources (LAR), the department that provides services for the university wide vertebrate animal research program. The Director assists in assuring compliance with all federal laws and guidelines and institutional policies concerning the use of animals in research. The Director works in partnership with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Animal Research Advisory Committee (ARAC), and the Campus Veterinarian. The Director is responsible for directing a leadership team that administers a high-quality program of service to faculty researchers. This individual develops, implements, and maintains animal care standards and policies to maximize university research. The Director also serves as a back-up Veterinarian as needed to provide adequate coverage related to animal care needs. Major duties include:

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

Qualifications

Education/Experience: A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) degree from an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine and at least 6 years’ experience in administration and management of an AAALAC accredited animal care & use program in an academic environment.

Licensure: A current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state and eligible for licensure in the State of Florida.

Competencies:

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

To apply, go to http://hr.fsu.edu/index.cfm?page=ers/ers_home and search for job ID 41683.


Associate Director of Comparative Medicine
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle, WA

Posted 19 May 2017

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle. Its interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.

This position reports to the Associate Vice President, Shared Resources (Who also acts as the Director of Comparative Medicine and Attending Veterinarian). The roles principally involve management oversight of the animal care and use program of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC). A key component of this position is to provide oversight and direction of animal welfare compliance in accordance with applicable federal, state, local and institutional laws, policies, guidelines, and procedures. Additionally this position has oversight responsibility for laboratory animal health and welfare and serves as a technical resource for research protocol development and implementation.  

Under the general direction of the Director, Comparative Medicine/Associate Vice President, Shared Resources, the Comparative Medicine (CM) Associate Director will provide the appropriate environment to support biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues related to cancer and other diseases conducted at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  

The CM Director has oversight and leadership responsibilities for the CM unit. Within this framework, this position involves oversight of the program elements including the small and large animal facility, and the administrative management unit.  

Within the limits of available resources, the CM unit must provide the components necessary to ensure successful completion of research studies that utilize laboratory animals. These components include all aspects of animal resources, animal acquisition and production, animal husbandry, veterinary medicine and surgery, noninvasive imaging, animal behavioral well-being and environmental enrichment, pathology, health and genetics monitoring, and occupational health and safety. Additionally this position is integral to assuring that the FHCRC remains compliant with all applicable regulations, guidelines and policies, and maintenance of AAALAC International accreditation. Participation as a member of the FHCRC IACUC is expected. This position is expected to maintain and provide expert guidance regarding care and use of laboratory animals at the FHCRC as well as participate in animal care and use collaboration with the University of Washington and other local, national, and international biomedical research enterprises.  

The CM Associate Director provides direct or delegated oversight of the FHCRC veterinary care and surgery program. Duties will include, but are not limited to training of staff, veterinary residents, students and visiting scientists regarding veterinary and management aspects of care and use of laboratory animals; case management and direction; assuring adequate documentation of veterinary care and surgery; providing veterinary support to research programs and protocol development; and serving on-call clinical veterinary care duties during non-regular working hours.

The CM Associate Director works with the Director CM/Associate Vice President, Shared Resources, IACUC Chair, IRO staff, CM management staff and other FHCRC staff to ensure that CM is providing effective and efficient products to its users.

Candidates must have a DVM from an AVMA accredited College of Veterinary Medicine or ECFVG Certification and be licensed to practice in a state in the United States. Candidates should also have certification from ACLAM, and 5-6 years of experience working with laboratory animals. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in the management and operation of laboratory animal facilities using diverse rodent and large animal species in an academic, governmental, or industrial setting.    

For more information, and to apply, please visit http://www.fredhutch.org/job/9576.  


Clinical Veterinarian
New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Posted 19 May 2017

About NYU School of Medicine

NYU Langone Medical Center is one of the nation’s premier academic medical centers that includes five hospitals (Tisch Hospital, Rusk Rehabilitation, Hospital for Joint Diseases, Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New York, and NYU Lutheran Medical Center) and more than 200 ambulatory locations across the New York metropolitan area. It also includes NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. Our trifold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved daily through an integrated academic culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education, and research. Learn more about NYU Langone.

Role Description

NYU School of Medicine is seeking a Clinical Veterinarian reporting to the Senior Clinical Veterinarian, and is responsible for the clinical program of veterinary care in the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM) which extends to all NYU vivarium locations affiliated with the NYU Langone Medical Center. The Clinical Veterinarian acts on behalf of the Senior Clinical Veterinarian as required.

Responsibilities

  • Shares responsibility with the Senior Clinical Veterinarian for assuring that the overall NYU School of Medicine animal care and use program is maintained in compliance with all Federal, State, and Local regulations as well as AAALAC accreditation standards.
  • Assists the Senior Clinical Veterinarian with maintenance and preparation of documents required to comply with regulatory and accreditation standards.
  • Provides primary clinical veterinary care for all NYU School of Medicine research animals.
  • Coordinates with the DCM Operations Manager and Facility Supervisors as required, to implement and maintain the veterinary care program including animal health monitoring, quarantine and importation/exportation of laboratory animals.
  • Consults with faculty and research staff on choice of animal models, anesthesia, analgesia, euthanasia, surgical techniques, husbandry and other topics related to animal research.
  • Develops and manages programs for pre and post-operative care, anesthesia, analgesia, and euthanasia for all NYU School of Medicine research animals.
  • Provides surgical and technical support to investigators through training and animal model development.
  • Manages preventive medicine programs including the rodent sentinel, vendor surveillance and quarantine programs, and follows established procedures of health monitoring including, but not limited to acquisitions of animals, testing protocols and interpretation of health status and results.
  • Schedules and/or provides on-call emergency care on weekends and holidays as required to assure adequate clinical veterinary coverage.
  • Prepares and maintains current Standard Operating Procedures as they apply to the program of veterinary care.
  • Serves as a voting member or alternate member of the IACUC.
  • Interacts with DCM business office on issues related to the veterinary care program such as approving sources of animals coming into the facility and for veterinary medical service charges.
  • Provides training for DCM staff and investigators as it relates to the veterinary care program, human use of laboratory animals, e.g. techniques and anesthetic analgesic management and other related subjects in cooperation with DCM Training Coordinator.
  •  Oversees an inventory of veterinary medical related equipment, drugs and supplies as required to provide adequate veterinary medical care and a quality service to investigators, including sale of veterinary drugs to investigators as required in connection animal studies.
  • Maintains the surgical OR as required to provide adequate veterinary care and provides quality surgical research services to investigators.
  • Maintains diagnostic laboratory sufficient to perform diagnostic procedures most commonly required and coordinates efficient and economical use of commercial or other academic diagnostic laboratories as required to provide adequate veterinary care.
  • Serves as a mentor to veterinarians in the NYU-Regeneron ACLAM postdoctoral training program.
  • Understands what departmental goals are and sets objectives in order to reach them.
  • Develops short and long range plans for the accomplishment of goals or the implementation of new ideas or processes; proactively addresses all contingencies in a plan.
  • Maintains a current awareness of changes or new regulations.
  • Maintains familiarity with trends, issues, and advances in strategic and program planning through periodic review of relevant journals or other literature.
  • Identifies and actively pursues a planned program of professional growth through continuing education, etc.

Additional Responsibilities and Performance Standards

  • Respects and maintains the confidentiality of all animal study information.
  • Cooperates and communicates effectively and harmoniously with supervisor, management, peers, general staff, physicians, other Medical Center personnel, and the general public in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Written and verbal communications are well thought, effective and informative.
  • Is attentive to others in order to respond appropriately, answer questions, or obtain needed information.
  • Makes good judgments which are based on gathering and analyzing factual and objective data; is able to interpret policies and procedures in order to make a sound independent decision.
  • Demonstrates alertness and adaptability to changing Medical Center conditions; responds appropriately.
  • Makes decisions in a timely manner.
  • Makes suggestions for positive changes.
  • Readily accepts new responsibilities and assignments.
  • Recognizes when help is needed by others and offers guidance and assistance.

This description is intended to be used as a general guideline. Employee is expected to perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • DVM/VMD/BVSc degree from an AVMA accredited school plus 3 years laboratory animal medicine experience in a laboratory animal medicine residency program
  • ACLAM board eligibility required

Preferred Qualifications

  • ACLAM board certification preferred

Equal Employment Opportunity

NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. If you wish to view NYU Langone Medical Center’s EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal “EEO is the law” poster or visit https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm for more information.

To Apply

Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Please send to:

Kevin Prestia, DVM, MPH, DACLAM
Director, Division of Comparative Medicine
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology
Email: Kevin.Prestia@nyumc.org.


Associate Vice Chancellor for Veterinary Affairs & Director Division of Comparative Medicine
Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Posted 16 May 2017

This is a career defining opportunity for an experienced veterinarian to take leadership of the Division of Comparative Medicine of one of the country’s leading research universities.  Washington University’s research profile is among the best in the nation.  The School of Medicine is one of the largest recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health with more than $530 million supporting faculty research efforts.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research, the AVC for Veterinary Affairs and Director of DCM serves as the Institutional Attending Veterinarian providing leadership and strategic direction with oversight of all veterinary medical care, husbandry services, and facilities operations and budgeting.  The position is well-supported by a high-performing staff including six veterinarians and a staff of veterinary techs and facilities operations totaling more than 150. The AVC for Veterinary Affairs and Director of DCM assists in assuring compliance with all federal laws and guidelines and institutional policies with responsibility for the well-being and clinical care of all laboratory animals.

Qualified candidates will possess a deep knowledge of best practices for conducting animal research with the ability to facilitate positive relationships with all stakeholders across the university including faculty, compliance and administrative leadership, and research staff. An advanced understanding of USDA regulations, The Guide and the AAALAC accreditation process with proven ability to successfully apply those standards for multiple species in a complex, multi-site animal research environment is essential.  An exceptional leadership ability to effectively manage a diverse staff including veterinarians, vet techs, and facilities staff is required as is the ability to lead positive change, implement a culture of continued quality improvement, a high degree of professionalism and collaboration, the ability to manage multiple, competing priorities, and having the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

Required credentials include a DVM from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited or approved veterinary medical college or school or passage of the Foreign Veterinarian Equivalency Examination; eligibility for licensure to practice veterinary medicine and to obtain controlled substance licensure in Missouri; board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (equivalent training and experience with board certification in another related field will be considered); ten years of experience in laboratory animal medicine working in a major research university, institution, or company with three to five years of successful leadership and administrative experience either directing a facility or a significant component of an animal research program.  Post DVM graduate degree(s) such as MS or PhD and USDA accreditation are preferred.

Candidates should submit a professional résumé and a letter of application electronically via the university’s employment website at https://jobs.wustl.edu/ job # 36709. Questions or nominations of individuals for consideration should be directed to Mark Prosperi, Executive Director of Talent Management at prosperim@wustl.edu


Laboratory Animal Medical Officer and Chief, Operations Branch
59th Clinical Research Division, 59th Medical Wing, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX

Posted 16 May 2017

Closing Info:  Open Until Filled  
Salary:  This is a GS-14 Federal Civil Service Position

The purpose of this position is to serve as the Operations Branch Chief with supervisory responsibility for all personnel assigned to Surgical and Vivarium Operations, and to serve as the Staff (attending) Laboratory Animal Medical Officer (LAMO) for the 59th Medical Wing (59 MDW), Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgery Center, 59th Clinical Research Division (59 CRD) with overall responsibility for all functions of the Animal Care and Use Program.  This position requires clinical and surgical veterinary skills, the ability to maintain clinical records and databases, computer literacy, strong organizational skills, support of research procedures and communication with investigators, direct interaction with diverse groups within the 59th Medical Wing and the ability to work with minimal supervision. This position must: 
  • Ensure the optimal veterinary health care of all species associated with the 59 Medical Wing Animal Care and use program 
  • Ensure the 59th Clinical Research Division Animal Care and Use Program is in compliance with all federal, Department of Defense and United States Air force regulations of the United States dealing with Animal Welfare 
  • Maintain regulatory requirements as outlined in Federal, Department of Defense and United States Air Force regulations and instructions.  
  • Maintain accreditation standards of the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Lab Animal Care (International) (AAALACi)
  • Oversees all new and ongoing clinical investigations and research ensuring personnel involved in protocols are trained appropriately
  • Serve as a member and expert advisor to the 59 CRD IACUC.
  • Plans and conducts continuing education courses to maintain proficiency in animal handling, care and treatment to maintain currency of technical staff.
Position Duties and Responsibilities: 
Veterinary Services 
  • 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. 
  • Provide care to sick or injured animals including provision of follow-up care and release from clinical treatment;
  • Supervise maintenance of clinical records;
  • Keep continuous surveillance for clinical signs of disease and injury; 
  • Perform radiology, ultrasound, endoscopic, and surgical procedures; 
  • 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;
  • 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; 
  • Stay current on all required training; 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
Research Support 
  • Maintain detailed records regarding individual laboratory animals, e.g., animal health, weights, procedures performed, medications administered, project assignments, etc. within regulatory requirements and 59 CRD guidelines; 
  • Assist investigators with protocol development and study scheduling; 
  • Consult with investigators regarding study progression; 
  • Train and oversee technical staff performing research procedures and anesthesia; 
  • Perform research surgeries and procedures, and develop new techniques; 
  • Assist with protocol preparation and review where applicable.      
Regulatory Compliance                                             
  • Maintain compliance with all USDA, PHS, AAALACi, Department of Defense and United States Air Force policies and procedures regarding the Care and Use of Animals
  • Provide supervision of veterinary clinical staff members as needed; 
  • Provide training to veterinary technicians, husbandry staff, students, residents, and investigators as needed; 
  • Assist in management of controlled substance inventory; 
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities to keep technical staff current in all aspects of the Care and Use of Animals in training and research;
  • Provide orientation, training, and refresher training for on-site personnel; 
  • Write and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); 
  • This position will provide technical direction to the Veterinarian Services, Animal Care, and Research Support staffs. 
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; 
  • A minimum of three years of clinical and surgical experience with laboratory animals including swine.  
  • It is necessary to have understanding of animal welfare regulations and an understanding of biosafety principles.  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Proficiency in use of computers including use of word processing, spreadsheets, database software, and internet usage.  
  • Demonstrated capacity to work well independently and in collaboration with a diverse staff. 
  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
  • Must be Board Certified by ACLAM as a Laboratory Medical Animal Office
DESIRED:
  • Research surgical and imaging (ultrasound, endoscopy, and laparoscopy) experience. 
  • Teaching experience both in a classroom setting and with individuals. 
  • Supervisory experience.
 
Those interested in applying for the position should send their resume to paul.t.barnicott.civ@mail.mil.

Associate Veterinary Director
The Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM), Boston, MA

Posted 12 May 2017

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) is hiring an Associate Veterinary Director to serve a large animal care program located in the Boston Longwood medical area. The BWH Associate Veterinary Director reports to the Attending Veterinarian/Director and manages day to day operations of the veterinary program and veterinary team. In addition to supervisory and management responsibilities, the Associate Veterinary Director serves as clinical veterinarian for a variety laboratory animals (predominantly rodent) providing veterinary medical, diagnostic, and treatment services and supports the IACUC by performing submission veterinary review and post approval monitoring. The Associate Director is expected to rotate veterinary on-call as scheduled during assigned weekends and holidays to assist with any animal health related needs.

Please contact Dr. Amber Hoggatt for additional information ahoggatt1@bwh.harvard.edu.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  1. Assist Director to develop a new animal care and research program that serves a large translational hospital base.
  2. Directly manage contract veterinary staff
  3. Manage veterinary services such as investigator training program, health surveillance program, and research special requests.
  4. Assist Director to achieve and maintain AAALAC-I accreditation.
  5. Develop research services as requested by customer base.
  6. Organize journal club, clinical meetings, and foster career development of veterinary and animal care staff.
  7. Ensure that all animals are used and cared for appropriately according to approved protocols through Post Approval Monitoring (PAM) procedures.
  8. Organize and provide technical training for veterinary staff and investigators according to SOPs and animal use protocols.
  9. Review and advise on protocol submission content and consistency with species specific veterinary medical care and use standards and institutional guidelines and policies.
  10. Ensure proper use of anesthetics, analgesics, tranquilizers, and methods of euthanasia.
  11. Conduct organized trainings on aspects of aseptic technique, surgery, common laboratory animal procedures, medical record documentation, and animal handling/restraint.
  12. Assure clear and organized records for animal clinical cases are maintained until cases are resolved. 
  13. Support domestic and international imports/exports for animals and animal products including certificates of veterinary inspection. 
  14. Develop and manage a preventative care program for large animal species and perform clinical health exams and quarantine procedures for large and small animal species as required.
  15. Provide veterinary medical diagnostic, surgical, and/or treatment services within the animal facilities.
  16. Mentor veterinary technicians, veterinarians, and rotating students in the field of laboratory animal medicine.
  17. Participate on a rotational basis in the weekend and holiday veterinary coverage roster.
  18. Directly support animal research studies of significant size, scope, and complexity of institutional research programs by conducting pre-study meetings and training veterinary staff as studies require.
  19. Maintain and perform QA on controlled substances
  20. Understand the current institutional SOP’s, guidelines, and policies and assist in developing and review of the documents relative to programmatic operations.
  21. Assist in the development of an infectious agent outbreak disaster plan and implement the plan as needed.
  22. Under supervision of the Director, assist with the initiation, coordination, and performance of hypothesis-driven studies aimed at forming performance standards at the facility including scientific writing of manuscripts for publication.
  23. Other responsibilities related to management of the CCM program, as needed, as assigned by the Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:              

  1. Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.)
  2. Minimum of 5 years related experience in research/lab animal environment, including  supervisory experience in a large, multi-species animal program
  3. Ability to obtain licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Massachusetts
  4. USDA APHIS Category 1 or 2 certification
  5. ACLAM board certification required 
  6. Completion of a residency program in laboratory animal medicine is preferred and may be substituted for equivalent experience

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:           

  1. Strong customer service skills. Enjoys working with similarly dedicated people in a team within a high-energy, fast-paced and diverse research environment.
  2. Strong knowledge of laws, regulations, and policies that govern animal research, and current practice standards in laboratory animal medicine and management.
  3. Broad knowledge of laboratory animal health/medicine, diagnostics, pathology, veterinary treatments, surgical procedures and clinical care of a large variety of research animal species.
  4. Management skills appropriate for overseeing 5-10 employees
  5. Ability to develop, implement and manage large, complex projects
  6. Strategic planning
  7. Must be able to work with common laboratory animals, animal waste products, chemical, radiological, and biological hazards and don appropriate PPE (dust mask, N95/PAPR).

Interested applicants are encouraged to review the full job description and apply online using job number 3037886 through the BWH HR site

http://www.brighamandwomens.org/About_BWH/Careers/external-candidate-job-listings.aspx.


Senior Clinical Veterinarian
Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Comparative Medicine, Boston, MA

Posted 12 May 2017

The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Comparative Medicine, located in Boston, currently has an opening for a Senior Clinical Veterinarian.

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a leading medical center located in the heart of Boston, is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in America.  MGH is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States.

Position Overview:

The Senior Clinical Veterinarian provides and oversees preventative and supportive veterinary care for laboratory animals at MGH, in concert with other doctoral and senior staff in the Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM). This person also provides professional expertise in a collaborative research manner to investigators at MGH and elsewhere for animal model development and proper care and use of animal subjects.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Provide service to and training for research staff on various components of proper animal use, preparation of animals for surgery, anesthesia, surgical technique, post-operative monitoring, injections, and sample collection;
  • Advises CCM staff on preventative health programs, such as quarantine evaluation of new arrivals, sentinel surveillance of rodent colonies, annual physical examinations and semi-annual tuberculin testing of non-human primates;
  • Perform routine clinical rounds in vivaria throughout MGH and extramural satellite facilities where MGH animals are maintained;
  • Lead vendor partnership efforts including regular site visits, expansion or enhancement of services provided and opportunities for new alignments;
  • Provide weekend/holiday/after-hours coverage for veterinary emergencies, in concert with other professional staff in CCM;
  • Participate in establishing, implementing and monitoring policies and procedures involving laboratory animal care and use in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations and current accreditation standards (including, but not limited to, serving as a voting member or alternate on the MGH Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee);
  • Lead veterinary-related continuous improvement initiatives as determined by departmental strategic planning, by customer feedback or by obvious deficits/needs in the practice of laboratory animal medicine.

Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in veterinary medicine from an AVMA-accredited institution.
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in a state in the United States (Massachusetts preferred).
  • Eligible for USDA veterinary accreditation (accreditation preferred).
  • Board-certification in laboratory animal medicine by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine or another veterinary specialty preferred; documented eligibility to sit for the applicable board examination required.

Interested candidates can view this posting and apply on-line using the JOB ID: 3039098 through the MGH careers site at www.mghcareers.org .


Animal Resources Center Attending Veterinarian
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Posted 9 May 2017

This is a full-time position reporting to the Office of Research and Economic Development.  The AV will provide appropriate veterinary care for all research animals in preventive health, diagnostic, and therapeutic medicine, and provide guidance in animal husbandry and housing.  This person will train principal investigators and research/technical staff in the care of lab animals, will serve on the IACUC, review all protocols that involve animal research, and ensure compliance with federal and state regulations from USDA, PHS, AAALAC and any other applicable agency.  There is also the opportunity to include the position of Animal Resources Center Director, depending on experience.

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from AVMA accredited institution
  • License to practice in a US state
  • ACLAM board certified or board eligible to obtain board certification within two years of hire
  • Demonstrated training/experience in laboratory animal medicine
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the AAALAC accreditation process

Application Procedure:

For a complete job announcement and application procedures: https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/8532

All applications must be submitted electronically through MSU’s website.

Montana State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans/Disabled

Contact Information:

Elizabeth Nicholas
Office of Research Compliance
nicholas@montana.edu
406-994-6821


Director of Comparative Medicine
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Posted 5 May 2017

The Comparative Medicine (CM) Programme at the National University of Singapore (http://www.nus.edu.sg) provides professional and technical service for laboratory animal care, veterinary medical services, and animal research project support for staff and students of NUS. We now seek to appoint a director to lead the programme. This position is responsible for managing all resources necessary for efficient conduct of animal experimentation and compliance with regulatory requirements across multiple sites in NUS.

Key Responsibilities & Abilities:

  • Administer and direct the programme with over 70 employees
  • Responsible for budgets of about $10 million, plus capital expenditures
  • Oversee the NUS animal care and use programme, the operation of multiple vivaria, a state-of–the-art animal imaging facility, training programs, and the veterinary services program 
  • Ensure compliance with national regulations and both national and international guidelines
  • Responsible for the oversight of animal facility planning, upgrade, renovation, new construction and commissioning
  • for applications: 31 July 2017Foster the highest standards of safety, and animal care and welfare, to facilitate research excellence and ensure the provision of quality service to the NUS faculty and researchers

Requirements:

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, meeting criteria for licencing in Singapore
  • Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)
  • Advanced degree is desireable

Experience

  • Minimum five (5) years experience in leading a large and complex animal care and use program
  • Involvement in ACLAM-certified residency training desirable

Other Requirements:

  • Experienced in the care, biology and husbandry of a wide variety of species of research animals.
  • Experience with Animal Biosafety Level 2 and Level 3 facilities.
  • Knowledge of NACLAR, Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) and National Environment Agency (NEA) guidelines.
  • Understanding of AAALAC accreditation standards.
  • Experience with preclinical imaging services and the development of per diem care rates is desirable.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and customer service.
  • Excellent observational skills, time management and multi-tasking abilities.

Applications (with a full CV and names of at least three referees) can be sent to:

Ms Yilian Wu
Office of the Deputy President (Research and Technology), NUS
University Hall, Lee Kong Chian Wing, UHL #05-02H
21 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119077
Email: dprwyl@nus.edu.sg


Sr. Clinical Veterinarian
National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, Fort Detrick, MD

Posted 1 May 2017

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.

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