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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; a current veterinary license and 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.

Please apply to url: https://home.eease.com/recruit2/?id=15587911&t=1


Sr. Principal Scientist, Comparative Medicine Global Science and Technology
Pfizer, Cambridge, MA and Andover, MA

Posted 26 April 2017

To Apply: Please visit www.pfizercareers.com and search by title or Job ID 1044969

About Pfizer

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

Role Description

We are seeking a highly motivated scientist for a primarily research position in an established Pfizer Comparative Medicine Global Science & Technology group. The ideal candidate will have a PhD, and/or DVM/VMD degree(s), research experience in basic science or drug discovery, and, if relevant, clinical expertise with most common laboratory animal species. The principal responsibility of the position is to develop and implement animal models and in vivo technologies that advance Pfizer Neuroscience and Cardiovascular and Metabolic disease therapeutic programs. The role involves working in a highly interactive and collaborative environment and includes participation in Comparative Medicine global and site based initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Pfizer Research Unit scientists and Investigative Partners to develop animal models of human disease, specific to neuroscience, cardiovascular/metabolic and inflammation.
  • Lead and direct a group to perform in vivo and other scientific studies utilizing a variety of techniques and technologies in support of the Pfizer therapeutic portfolio, managing priorities to maximize portfolio impact.
  • Ensure flawless animal care and welfare in conducting research studies through study design and implementation, and championing the "3 Rs" principles.
  • Independently participate with research project teams to design studies, and to report and interpret study results.
  • Provide leadership within GST and Comparative Medicine for advancing the therapeutic portfolio and flawless animal care and welfare.
  • Produce reports, posters, talks, and other project communications, and write manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Effectively manage talent through focused colleague career development and performance management.
  • Develop new techniques and technologies for in vivo research.
  • Participate in group, departmental, and Pfizer teams for improving process or other organizational endeavors.
  • Participate in the developing and advancing the GST Strategic Plan

Qualifications

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D in a related field required; DVM, VMD, or MD preferred
  • ACLAM or equivalent appropriate certification

Work Experience:

  • Experience working with non-human primates in the neuroscience field.
  • Reputation for technical expertise and advancing technology within and outside the organization.
  • Experience working with post-doctoral students and proven track record mentoring.
  • Demonstrated leadership in strategic decisions that span departments and lines, and in representing Comparative Medicine to investigative partners.
  • Experience with interdisciplinary team success, and in mentoring and directing personnel.
  • Has authored manuscripts and reports, and made internal and external presentations.
  • In general, a colleague at this level will have a minimum 7-10 years
     

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Work with nonhuman primates and rodents and familiarity with animal studies and protocols.
  • Work in the vivarium may require prolonged standing, light lifting, bending, walking, and coordination. Ability to perform complex data analysis and use of advanced and common laboratory instrumentation.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

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


Attending Veterinarian
Creighton University, Omaha, NE

Posted 24 April 2017

Creighton University, a fully accredited AAALAC research facility, in Omaha, Nebraska is advertising for an attending veterinarian. The ideal candidate must have a DVM, and another terminal degree would be preferred as well as possess outstanding interpersonal, leadership, and administrative skills and experience. The position will be a 50% effort as the University’s AV and the other 50% is a faculty appointment commensurate with research and teaching experience of the applicant. The chosen candidate will serve as the attending veterinarian for the animal facility by providing appropriate care for all research animals in preventive health, diagnostic and therapeutic medicine. This person will provide professional animal welfare guidance to researchers, staff and administration. They will ensure the program complies with all regulations from USDA, PHS and AAALAC and any other applicable agency; as well as serve on the IACUC and review all protocols involving animal research.

The faculty portion of the position is open as to the area of expertise and Departmental appointment at the tenure track level. The faculty responsibilities might include teaching courses and seminars for undergraduate and/or graduate students and/or establishing a research laboratory of their own interest. They will also have the opportunity to serve on University Committees and can choose to participate in other campus-related activities/groups. This joint position’s salary will be commensurate with the individual’s credentials and experience.

Requirements Include:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Effective communication skills
  • Computer proficiency
  • Experience with a wide variety of laboratory animals
  • Knowledge of current USDA, PHS and AAALAC regulations
  • Experience with animal surgical suite management including USDA and non-regulated animals
  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine
  • Active NE veterinary license or the capability of obtaining such
  • Board certification or board eligibility in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Creighton University is comprised of nine schools and colleges including professional schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Health Professions, and the Graduate School. Founded in 1878, Creighton University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution with an enrollment of approximately 7000 students that in 2016 earned the top spot in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s college rankings for Midwest Regional Universities. This is the 14th year in a row the University has earned the No. 1 ranking in “America’s Best Colleges” edition.

Creighton University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational Institution and employer, title IX University. Creighton University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities.

A Curriculum Vitae and letter of application that includes a description of administrative and teaching experiences, current and future research activities, and the names and contact information of three references may be submitted by mail to:

Joseph A. Knezetic, PhD
Director of Research Compliance
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza, Omaha NE 68178
joek@creighton.edu


Director, Melbourne Bioresources
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Posted 17 April 2017

The University of Melbourne is establishing the Melbourne Bioresources Platform to oversee the University's small animal facilities which are located in three faculties across the institution.

The Director, Melbourne Bioresources is responsible for leading the creation and implementation of the Melbourne Bioresources Platform. The Director is responsible for the strategic leadership, operational and financial oversight of the Platform, as well as for the service quality and capability development of the Platform's functions. Reporting to the Executive Director Infrastructure Services and with regular contact with senior academic colleagues, the Director, Melbourne Bioresources is charged with developing and managing the Platform's operational structures, and budget model, while providing research quality oversight and recommending strategic investment across the Platform.

The Director is an experienced manager of large, complex bioresource facilities with expertise in laboratory animal science, strong leadership skills and a strong track record in financial and stakeholder management. The capacity to encourage and support staff through periods of change is central to the role.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the world’s leading University’s in a new and challenging role.

For further information, please contact Dr Rohan Carr or Ms Emily Witts at The Insight Group, by phone: +61 3 9654 3288 or email: applications@insightgroup.com.au


Laboratory Animal Staff Veterinarian
Ricerca, Concord, OH

Posted 6 April 2017

Type & Experience Level: Full Time - Any experience level considered
Function: Veterinarian
Species: Lab Animal
Category: Academia/Research
Preferred Education: DVM or equivalent

Responsibilities include providing preventative medical, clinical, and surgical care to research animals at Ricerca Biosciences, a CRO in Ohio; providing technical support to research projects; consulting and collaborating with investigators; assisting with facility management and IACUC activities to ensure compliance with federal regulations and AAALAC International standards; and provide staff training as necessary.

Requires a D.V.M. or V.M.D. from an approved veterinary institution. Some surgical experience highly desirable. Experience in in-vivo GLP compliance desirable.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of and compliant with Good Laboratory Practices.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Systems is desirable.
  • Participation in Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
  • Review of proposal and protocol design for management and IACUC.
  • Maintain and facilitate communication with Study Directors, Sponsors and management as to the status of studies.
  • Maintain professional competence through continuing education.
  • Assist with writing and revising all Living Documents applicable to the Animal Care and Use program.
  • Compliant with Good Laboratory Practices and departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Provide technical and scientific expertise to departmental scientists and technicians.
  • Maintain Personal Documentation Record [curriculum vitae, job description, training record]
  • Adhere to departmental Environmental and Occupational Safety policies. Corporate Competencies
  • Facilitate cooperation between Drug Safety and other Ricerca operating units.
  • Assist with preparation and submission of all reports to proper agencies to maintain compliance with the law and keep current accreditation status.
  • Identify and develop new business ventures within Ricerca.
  • Adhere to corporate Environmental and Occupational Safety policies.

For additional information and to submit an application, please go to https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ricercabil&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US#


Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
Bionetics Corporation, Jefferson, AR

Posted 3 April 2017

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

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

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

The Clinical Veterinarian is responsible for:

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

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

Candidates should submit their resumes to:

The Bionetics Corporation, 101 Production Drive, Ste. 100, Yorktown, VA 23693
Attn: Susan Hayes
shayes@bionetics.com
Fax:  757-952-3700 


Clinical Veterinarian, Office of Laboratory Animal Care
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Posted 24 March 2017

The University of Tennessee invites nominations and applications for our position of Clinical Veterinarian, Office of Laboratory Animal Care (OLAC).

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the flagship Land Grant University with decentralized animal facilities and principal investigator-maintained satellite units which house diverse vertebrate species utilized for research, teaching, and outreach activities. The animal care and use program is fully AAALAC-International accredited and has over 100,000 square feet of animal facility space. The OLAC provides animal care research and educational support services for faculty, staff, students, and facilities of The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, and The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine.

Essential position responsibilities include, among others:

  • Clinical veterinary care oversight of laboratory animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, aquatic and other species. The position ensures the animal care program provides appropriate housing, personnel, and equipment to meet required regulatory and compliance standards.
  • Regular consultation and knowledge exchange with researchers and their staff regarding animal care support. Provide guidance and recommendations in protocol development, selection of animal models, planning and conduct of surgeries, trouble shooting, and regulatory compliance.
  • Develop and implement disease prevention programs, diagnostic procedure programs, and programs including rodent sentinel, vendor surveillance, and quarantine management.
  • Share on-call veterinary care responsibility during evenings, weekends, and holidays with the university Attending Veterinarian.
  • Perform, give advice, and provide necessary surgical technique and anesthesia training requested by principal investigators.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of animal use training programs for laboratory animal facility staff, principal investigators, research staff, and IACUC members.

Thoroughly evaluate and review all submitted animal use protocols and amendments, providing guidance and support to IACUC, principal investigators, and university biosafety personnel. Provide prompt responses to amendments which may qualify for Veterinary Verification and Consultation review. Ensure a tight working relationship with IACUC

Assist in assuring facility and researcher compliance with PHS/OLAW guidelines, AAALAC-International accreditation requirements, and animal welfare regulations. Participate in site visits/consultations by external oversight organizations (AAALAC-International, USDA, and industry partners), as necessary.

The successful candidate must hold a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA Council on Education accredited veterinary college or school. Primary duties include providing clinical care and preventative medicine for a variety of species and maintaining a campus-wide health surveillance program. The Clinical Veterinarian will also assist the Director with facility management, IACUC activities, compliance issues, training animal care staff and investigators, collaboration with investigators, and will serve as Acting Attending Veterinarian in the Director’s absence. There will also be teaching at undergraduate, graduate, professional, and residency levels. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills are essential. The selected candidate should have postgraduate training or experience in laboratory animal medicine; American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine specialty certification is desirable.

Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Application review will begin April 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Tennessee and the College of Veterinary Medicine strongly welcomes applicants that can enhance diversity and honors people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.

To apply, visit https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=17000000CT


Attending Veterinarian and Director of the Office of Laboratory Animal Care
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Posted 24 March 2017

The University of Tennessee invites nominations and applications for our position of Attending Veterinarian (AV) and Director of the Office of Laboratory Animal Care (OLAC).

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the flagship Land Grant University with decentralized animal facilities and principal investigator-maintained satellite units which house diverse vertebrate species utilized for research, teaching, and outreach activities. The animal care and use program is fully AAALAC-International accredited and has over 100,000 square feet of animal facility space. The OLAC provides animal care research and educational support services for faculty, staff, students, and facilities of The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, and The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine. The office is administratively housed within the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Director reports to the Dean who also serves as the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Institutional Official (IO). The OLAC Director supervises one clinical laboratory animal veterinarian, two veterinary technicians, and a business office manager.  The Director also works closely with animal facility managers.

Essential position responsibilities include, among others:

  • Clinical veterinary care oversight of laboratory animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, aquatic and other species. The position ensures the animal care program provides appropriate housing, personnel, and equipment to meet required regulatory and compliance standards.
  • Regular consultation and knowledge exchange with researchers and their staff regarding animal care support. Provide oversight management of research animal enrichment programs.
  •  Share on-call veterinary care responsibility during evenings, weekends, and holidays with the laboratory animal clinical veterinarian.
  • Perform, give advice, and provide necessary surgical technique and anesthesia training requested by principal investigators.
  • Develop and deliver computer-based and face-to-face animal use training programs for laboratory animal facility staff, principal investigators, research staff, and IACUC members.
  • Oversee animal quality assurance and disease surveillance programs.
  • Serve as a voting member on the IACUC with authority and responsibility for activities involving animals. Provide advice, consultation, and support to researchers and the IACUC on the proper use of animals in research.
  • Thoroughly evaluate and review all submitted animal use protocols and amendments, providing guidance and support to IACUC, principal investigators, and university biosafety personnel. Provide prompt responses to amendments which may qualify for Veterinary Verification and Consultation review. Ensure a tight working relationship with IACUC.
  • Coordinate the operations, budget, and administration of the OLAC to ensure uniform policies and procedures pertaining to animal care and use. Write, review, and update OLAC veterinary and compliance policies, guidelines, and SOPs as required.
  • Serve on appropriate university committees related to research activities and the animal program. Engage in institutional plans involving renovation or construction of facilities in which animals are housed or used, including design and maintenance of animal facilities.
  • Assist in assuring facility and researcher compliance with PHS/OLAW guidelines, AAALAC-International accreditation requirements, and animal welfare regulations. Participate in site visits/consultations by external oversight organizations (AAALAC-International, USDA, and industry partners), as necessary. Maintain and provide necessary revision to the AAALAC-International program description. Assist with OLAW Assurance revisions.
  • Respond to human zoonotic exposures by advising the appropriate physician or other designated personnel of animal health status.

Candidates must hold a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA Council on Education accredited veterinary college or school and be eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Tennessee. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills are essential. The successful candidate must have intimate knowledge of all applicable federal regulations, standards, and guidelines for all vertebrate animals used in teaching, research, and service, as well as applicable AAALAC-International accreditation standards. As the AV, the OLAC Director has essential responsibility to support the IACUC. S/he will advise the Institutional Official, IACUC chair, and IACUC on animal care and use, regulatory requirements, and accreditation standards. The Director will share laboratory animal clinical duties and teach at undergraduate, graduate, professional, and residency levels. Preferred candidates should have a minimum of 3-years of experience in all aspects of animal care and use programs, including personnel supervision and budget management. American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine specialty certification is also preferred and experience in a land-grant institution is desirable.

Applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Application review will begin April 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Tennessee and the College of Veterinary Medicine strongly welcomes applicants that can enhance diversity and honors people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.

To apply, visit https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=17000000CW


Veterinarian, Facility Veterinarian and Imaging Core Director
University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Posted 24 March 2017

Position Number: 122821

Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Facility Veterinarian provides professional medical care and maintenance of research animals, directs Department of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) imaging core activities, and serves as acting University Attending Veterinarian in his/her absence.

The position also performs quality assurance for campus animal facilities; serves as an alternate member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC); reviews (pre- and post- review) animal use protocols as needed; and assist investigators in the development of their research protocols.

Certification or eligibility to sit for the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Boards.

As a member of DLAR, this is an essential position supporting the animal care program requiring attendance on weekends, holidays and during emergency conditions, such as inclement weather and power failure.

Minimum Qualifications:
Completion of an accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) program. If degree not attained in the U.S., a certificate (e.g. Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG)) of equivalent training accepted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is required.

At least five (5) years of experience in laboratory animal medicine. Completion of a training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine with eligibility for certification in the field may be substituted for the three-year experience requirement.

Working knowledge of federal guidelines for animal care and use and laboratory animal husbandry practices.

Ability learn, use and keep current with new imaging equipment (For example: small animal preclinical PET/SPECT/CT, small animal bench top MRI, IVIS (In Vivo Imaging System) high speed kinetic imaging Lumina K Series III, IVIS Spectrum Pre-clinical imaging, ultrasound/doppler imaging, 3D deep tissue x-ray imaging, Fluoroscan mini C-arm, and x-ray biological small animal irradiator).

Ability to: perform basic animal procedures (diagnostics, anesthesia, therapeutics, research biotechnology, etc.); train researchers and personnel in animal care use; develop and perform standard operating procedures; and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Preferences:
Licensure in the State of Maryland. Certification or eligibility to sit for the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Boards.

Additional Certifications:
Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in a state or territory of the United States.

Additional Information:
Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA.  No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Posting Number:  E0006156
Posting Date:  03/10/2017
Open Until Filled:  Yes
Best Consideration Date:  04/21/2017

How to apply:  All interested applicants must apply online through ejobs.umd.edu (https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/50180 ).

Physical Demands:
This position requires the individual to wear and work in personal protective equipment. This position requires that the individual is able to lift a minimum of 50lbs. and can maneuver large, cumbersome equipment. This individual may be working with potential biohazards related to animal exposure (airborne allergens, contact reactions) and may be exposed to animal diseases and/or research generated diseased animals. This is an essential position supporting the animal care program requiring attendance on weekends, holidays and during emergency conditions, such as inclement weather and power failure.

Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Associate Director, Animal Resource Office
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Posted 14 March 2017

A comprehensive land-, sea-, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public university and is ideally located in the rural town of Durham, with ready access to the Maine and New Hampshire seacoasts, Boston, and the White Mountains. The University actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and shared spirit of inquiry. UNH has just under 13,000 undergraduate students and 2,200 graduate students.

Responsible for overseeing the UNH Animal Resource Office (ARO) comprised of transgenic and conventional rodent models, providing veterinary services to laboratory animals housed at UNH, overseeing technical staff and student workers and monitoring husbandry and facility needs. The Associate Director/Manager oversees the implementation of veterinary medical care and husbandry services; assures compliance with all UNH policies, laws and regulations concerning the use of animals in research. On a daily basis supervises Animal Care Technicians this includes authority to authorize purchasing of supplies and materials necessary for the program. The Associate Director/Manager is expected to make decisions regarding the animals under his/her care, and personnel and resources that he/she oversees. Because the use of animals in research is highly regulated, the authority to take independent action or determine policy is known only through a thorough knowledge of applicable policies, laws, and regulations. The Associate Director/Manager is expected to support the Culture of Safety at UNH. The applicant has a critical function in providing direct research support services to faculty and their animals, and provides necessary management and oversight of the ARO.

Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree.

Acceptable Minimum Years of Experience: 3-5 years

Other minimum qualifications: Minimum qualifications are a DVM degree from an accredited veterinary program with a minimum of 3-5 years of Laboratory Animal Experience. A Diplomat of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or DACLAM eligible is highly preferred. The position assumes 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 a university environment. The candidate must also possess: Highly developed interpersonal skills to interact with investigators, Knowledge of the animal welfare laws and regulations, vivarium methodology, biomedical techniques for teaching and research including rodents, and other laboratory animal species. The ability to communicate, organize, plan, supervise, and advise a wide variety of personnel. The applicant will be assisting the Director in providing service and partnership with the research program at UNH; therefore the individual's communication and interpersonal experiences and abilities in developing teamwork and an environment of inclusion and collaboration is extremely important.

To apply, visit http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/21928

UNH is an AA/EEO Employer. UNH is committed to excellence through the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages women and minorities to apply.


Assistant Director, Clinical Veterinarian
Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR)
Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE)
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Posted 23 February 2017

Founded in 1865 Cornell is a privately endowed university and the federal land-grant institution of New York State. Cornell is a member of the Ivy League and a partner of the State University of New York. At Cornell’s main campus in Ithaca, NY research involving animals is carried out in the colleges of Agriculture and Life Science, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, and Human Ecology and makes an invaluable contribution to the Cornell mission of learning, discovery, and public engagement. The laboratory animal care and use program is one of the largest academic ones in the USA, involves mainly research and teaching and includes a sizeable agricultural animal component.

In this position, you will:

  • Provide veterinary care directly and through supervision and delegation, including general and dental care for the dogs (also a small colony of hemophiliac dogs), spay and neuter of dogs and cats to be adopted out, and procedures related to canine oocyte collections;
  • Develop and implement disease prevention and diagnostic procedures and programs including rodent sentinel, vendor surveillance and quarantine;
  • Manage programs of pre- and postoperative care, anesthesia, analgesia and euthanasia;
  • Provide guidance and recommendations in protocol development, selection of animal models, planning and conduct of surgeries, trouble shooting, regulatory compliance, etc.;
  • Perform veterinary review of protocols submitted to the IACUC;
  • Participate in IACUC meetings, inspections and programmatic evaluations;
  • Work closely with the IACUC administrative staff;
  • Assist in development of training programs and participate in training of researchers, technicians and students who work with animals;
  • Participate actively in the ACLAM-approved residency program through teaching and mentoring https://ras.research.cornell.edu/care/residency.html ;
  • Assist the CARE team in its management of the office and program of animal care and use https://ras.research.cornell.edu/care/ ;
  • Interact with the researchers and investigative staff (more than 500 active protocols and about 250 principal investigators) including many of the colleagues in the College of Veterinary Medicine;
  • Perform laboratory animal science-related research independently or in collaboration with researchers and as workload allows.

Required qualifications:

  • A doctorate in veterinary medicine (DVM, VMD) or comparable degree;
  • An active license in at least one state;
  • Board certification or board eligibility in a College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (A, E, J, K);
  • Three to five years clinical experience and understanding of the academic/higher education environment;
  • Knowledge of current USDA, APHIS and other applicable regulations and familiarity with the AAALAC International accreditation process;
  • Clear understanding of the 3Rs principles and sensitivity with regards to animal welfare matters;
  • Excellent communications skills, teamwork savvy and service-minded.
  • Desire to teach, instruct, and mentor.

*Resume/CV, cover letter and three (3) references are required.

When applying, please remember to attach your application materials (Resume/CV, cover letter and 3 references) in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.  In the Experience section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the ‘Drop Files Here’ box to manually drag document(s) into your application. For a more detailed description and instructions on how to apply online please visit https://hr.cornell.edu/jobs/how-we-hire

Please apply online at https://hr.cornell.edu/ and reference Job# WDR-00010083.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage.  We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.


Senior Veterinarian (ULAR)
University of California, Irvine, CA

Posted 15 February 2017

University of California, Irvine (UCI) is seeking a Senior Veterinarian to provide professional veterinary services in support of UCI’s research and teaching missions involving vertebrate animals.

Under the general direction of ULAR Director, the incumbent will provide clinical, diagnostic and preventative veterinary medical services for laboratory animals used for research and teaching at UCI, following the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals; federal, state and university regulations, policies and procedures; and current laboratory animal medicine practices. Supervision of Veterinary Services technical staff. Perform and assist with animal research procedures, including anesthesia, post-operative care and surgery.

Provide advice, assistance, education, training, and consultation in laboratory animal science and issues to faculty, staff; participate in laboratory animal medicine training for veterinarians and research staff. Attend meetings of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, assist faculty in preparing appropriate protocols.

Salary: Commensurate with experience (MSP II)
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Career Position.

Strong candidates will have the following:

  • Veterinary degree from an accredited school of veterinary medicine.
  • Current license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state. California veterinary license within 6 months of employment. 
  • Specialized knowledge in laboratory animal medicine through training and/or previous job experience.
  • At least 1 year of experience as a laboratory animal veterinarian with a variety of species.
  • Detailed knowledge of federal and state animal welfare laws and regulations, and accreditation requirements. 
  • Experience and knowledge of regulatory requirements and common practices required for safely working with infectious agents (i.e.: BSL-2, BSL-3 and select agents); ability to be obtain federal clearance required to work with select agents. 

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise personnel. Experience supervising union-represented employees is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in performing anesthesia, surgery, and veterinary care for pigs, ruminants and primates.
  • Demonstrated experience or expert knowledge in one or more of the following areas: surgery, anesthesia, pain management, animal model development, animal behavior, genetics, statistics, pharmacology, microbiology, pathology.
  • Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in a biological science relevant to laboratory animal medicine.
  • ACLAM board certified or eligible or other relevant veterinary board certification e.g. surgery, anesthesia.
  • Experience in a large academically-oriented animal research program.

To view the complete job description and apply, please use this link:  https://staffing2.hr.uci.edu/CSS_External/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=2017-0150

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


Veterinarian
Toxicology Preclinical Research Centre, Singapore

Posted 15 February 2017

Your new company
An opportunity for a veterinarian has arisen with a toxicology research group in Singapore. This centre focuses on toxicology research studies of human respiratory disease, using rodent animal model.


Your new role 
The primary function of this veterinarian is to ensure that animal care and use in the rodent facility are in accordance with all applicable guidelines, regulations and acceptable international standards. 

You will support the attending veterinarian in planning and overseeing animal health programs, including disease surveillance monitoring, animal treatment and developing plans for husbandry, continuous improvement and care of laboratory animals. 

As a veterinarian in this facility, you will also be participating in the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review of animal protocols, and ensure that the facility is compliant with NACLAR guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Likewise, you will support the implementation of the 3R principles and advise the IACUC and other staff on animal health issues, animal treatment, anaesthetics and analgesics.

What you'll need to succeed 
In terms of education, we are seeking candidates with a degree in Veterinary Science or Veterinary Medicine (DVM or equivalent, AVMA accredited veterinary degree, MRCVS veterinary degree in combination with successful completion of NAVLE or NVE exams); AVA fully registered / registerable veterinarian. You should have a keen interest in working with laboratory animals, with ideally between 1-3 years of hands-on working/research experience using rodents.

What you'll get in return
The company values candidates with initiative and interest to learn new experimental techniques. This company offers a well-funded international work environment. You can look forward to an organisation that empowers their staffs. 

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, please forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to Georgia.Ronald@hays.com.sg. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.


Clinical Veterinarian
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Posted 13 February 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is seeking an experienced veterinarian to join the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) as a Research Assistant or Associate Professor.  Duties will include laboratory animal clinical care, supervision of husbandry and veterinary technical staff, oversight of regulatory compliance, consultation and training for animal users, and limited teaching of graduate and professional students as a faculty member of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the School of Medicine. Participation in resident training in laboratory animal medicine is expected, and collaborative research with residents and investigators at UNC is encouraged.  

The animal care and use program at UNC is centrally managed by the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) and reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Research. More than 150,000 animals are housed in 17 animal facilities and used by faculty in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Pharmacy, and College of Arts and Sciences.  Representative species include mice, rats, other rodents, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, nonhuman primates, aquatics, reptiles, and amphibians. UNC-Chapel Hill is ranked eighth among leading private and public research universities for the level of federal funding devoted to research and development ($585.5 million).  DLAM employs more than 170 individuals including 8 ACLAM- or ACVP-boarded faculty veterinarians, 3 residents in laboratory animal medicine, and 10 veterinary technicians. 

Qualified candidates will be a US-licensed veterinarian with 3 or more years of postdoctoral experience in the field of laboratory animal medicine, be board eligible or certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, and have strong clinical and surgical skills.  If not board certified there is expectation that the successful candidate will obtain ACLAM certification within 1-2 years.  The candidate should have significant clinical experience at an academic or other research institution with a diverse range of species and a working knowledge of regulatory requirements for the care and use of laboratory animals.  Experience with non-rodent surgical models, non-rodent anesthesia, large rodent breeding colonies, genetically-altered animals, and canine research colonies is a plus.  Minimum qualifications include ACLAM board eligibility or certification, a veterinary license in at least one state in the U.S., and the ability to become licensed in North Carolina within 6-9 months of employment.  For consideration, candidates must have outstanding written and oral communications skills and mature problem-solving skills.  This position will report to the Director of DLAM. 

Interested candidates must complete an online application at:  http://unc.peopleadmin.com posting #114429  (http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/114429) and submit a letter of application, three references and recent curriculum vitae.  Persons with questions about this position may contact Dr. Steven Shipley (sshipley@med.unc.edu). 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.


Clinical Veterinarian
Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Office of Animal Resources (OAR), University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Posted 13 February 2017

Requisition # 70440
Salary Range - $75376 to Commensurate – salary with experience to Commensurate

The Office of Animal Resources, which provides husbandry and veterinary care of all research animals at the University of Iowa, invites applications for the position of Clinical Veterinarian.  Our growing animal care program provides a great opportunity to demonstrate and enhance your skill as a clinician and interact with research staff working on a variety of medical and behavioral research.  The University of Iowa offers competitive salary and excellent benefits.

See Why Iowa for more information about why UI may be the right career choice for you and why you will enjoy working and living in Iowa City.

In this position, you will: 

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

For information about the Office of Animal Resources, please visit our web site https://animal.research.uiowa.edu/office-animal-resources-oar

Applicants please apply for this position through The University of Iowa’s web site at: http://jobs.uiowa.edu. (Requisition # 70440) 

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


Associate Director
University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Posted 7 February 2017

The Department of Laboratory Animal Resources at The University of Toledo is looking for an energetic and experienced laboratory animal professional to join our team. In conjunction with the Director/Attending Veterinarian, this position works toward the development and implementation of the animal husbandry program and the maintenance of the animal facilities in order to meet the requirements of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and to maintain accreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC). This position is also responsible for establishing the yearly budget, for maintaining expenditures within the budget, for issuing the monthly per diem statements, and for determining the per diem rates. If applicable, serve as a back-up veterinarian to the Attending Veterinarian.  This is a full-time position.

Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  

  • Education/certification: Bachelor's degree required with AALAS certification (CMAR or LATg minimum) desired; or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board certification desired;
  • Experience: 10 years supervisory experience in a laboratory animal facility required
  • Knowledge of Federal regulations pertaining to laboratory animal research required
  • Knowledge of financial processes

Interested individuals may apply online at http://www.utoledo.edu/depts/hr/employment/.

Posting Number:    34045  
University Title:    Associate Director
Department of Laboratory Animal Resources  


Clinical Veterinarian
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Posted 3 February 2017

The Clinical Veterinarian will be responsible for providing care to research animals within assigned facilities, and sharing on call, after hours emergency service. The Clinical Veterinarian will also participate in animal facility inspections, review of IACUC protocols, development of standard operating procedures, and participate in the development and implementation of training programs for veterinary technicians, postdoctoral trainees, animal care staff, and investigators.

  • Observation of health status and maintenance of animal health records. 
  • Conduct and/or order diagnostic tests. 
  • Prescribe medications and oversee treatment of animals. 
  • Consult/assist researchers with protocol development. 
  • Consult with investigators regarding animal model selection and proper animal use practices.  

Required:

  • DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state of the USA.
  • Obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine in Texaswithin 6 months of hire.
  • Obtain a practitioner’s DEA registration within 6 monthsof hire.
  • 2 years’ experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine, including experience with large animal species and surgical models.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principals and practices of veterinary medicine.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with the specialized equipment and materials used in veterinary medicine.
  • A thorough knowledge of all rules, regulations, policies and guidelines relating to the use of research animals.
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department personnel, investigators and research staff, and institutional administrators. 
  • Experience in an academic research environment. 

Preferred:

  • Completion of an ACLAM-approved residency training program in Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • ACLAM board certification.

Please apply directly to vacancy #283065MG at www.bcm.edu/careers.

“Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.”


Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, NC

Posted 26 January 2017

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University invites applications for an immediate opening for a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian.  The position is a faculty appointment in the Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM), one of the eight basic science departments in the school.   The DCM is comprised of 3 veterinarians and 23 support staff, and the animal care program at East Carolina University has been fully accredited by AAALAC International for over 20 years.  Facilities encompass 75,000 sq ft. on two campuses and house a variety of species.

Responsibilities include providing preventative medical, clinical, and surgical care to research animals at East Carolina University; providing technical support to research projects; consulting and collaborating with investigators; assisting the department chair with facility management and IACUC activities to ensure compliance with federal regulations and AAALAC International standards; and participating in both academic teaching and investigative staff training.

The candidate must possess a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or its equivalent as defined by the AVMA Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates, experience in laboratory animal medicine, and ability to be licensed in North Carolina.  Experience with IACUC protocol review and a working knowledge of federal regulations and AAALAC accreditation procedures is expected.  Successful completion of a laboratory animal training program, ACLAM board eligibility, or current ACLAM certification is strongly preferred.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as good organizational and administrative skills, are essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for an academically oriented individual to participate in a dynamic, interactive animal care and use program.  Academic rank at the Assistant Professor or Clinical Assistant /Associate Professor level is anticipated and salary will be commensurate with individual credentials and experience. 

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, and the names of three references through the on-line ECU-Human Resources site, https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/ .  Search for positions using “Comparative Medicine” in the department field.  The specific job opening is #968001.

For further information, please contact Dr. Dorcas O’Rourke at (252) 744-2420 or email orourked@ecu.edu .   Application review will begin February 26, 2017 and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University that accommodates individuals with disabilities.  Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department of Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).


Principal Scientist
Veterinary and Global Science and Technology, Cambridge, MA

Posted 26 January 2017

To Apply: Please visit www.PfizerCareers.com and search by Job ID: 1038585

About Pfizer

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

Role Description

This position is a blended role between VST (Veterinary Science and Technology) and GS (Global Science and Technology) teams of Comparative Medicine. The role entails supporting VST at a percentage of time that ensures delivering high quality clinical veterinary medicine. The role also entails supporting GST at a percentage of time that will support advancing the Worldwide Research and Development (WRD) portfolio through developing and executing animal models of disease for Pfizer Kendall Square Research Units.

Responsibilities

  1. Collaborate with Pfizer Research Unit scientists and Investigative Partners to develop and execute animal models of disease and robust in-vivo study conduct, notably in the metabolic and cardiovascular field. Independently direct and perform in vivo/ex-vivo studies, interpret and present results to project teams, and prepare study reports for regulatory documents.
  2. Provide high quality veterinary care to research animals in support of Pfizer's portfolio. Provide veterinary direction to Comparative Medicine (CM) and research staff working with animals. Enable continued compliance with applicable local, state, or Federal regulations, codes, and guidelines.
  3. Serve on a rotational basis to provide veterinary care on weekends and holidays.
  4. Strive towards flawless animal care and welfare in conducting research studies through study design and implementation, and championing the "3 Rs" principles.
  5. Educate colleagues in techniques and principles which promote 3Rs, in particular anesthesia and analgesia as well as new techniques reported in the literature and communicated at external meetings.
  6. Review or consult on research animal proposals submitted for IACUC review. Interact with in vivo scientists to understand their research needs, engaging them in a flexible and constructive manner to address matters of ethical review with a focus on 3Rs, humane endpoints and adverse effects.
  7. Maintain the relevant sections of the animal care program, SOPs, and training documents to assure the highest quality of site operations and regulatory compliance.
  8. Produce posters, presentations, and publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.
  9. Provide and direct clear communications regarding animal care and wellbeing and study conduct to the CM and research staff.
  10. Assist in the conduct of internal audits and other inspections and on occasion assist with the evaluation of third party facility inspections and audits by acting as a CM expert.
  11. Actively participate on or lead CM local or global teams.

Qualifications

  • Educational Background: DVM; licensed to practice in the US or equivalent required. PhD. Or MS degree in metabolic or cardiovascular disease preferred.
  • Board certified (preferred) or eligible (required) by ACLAM or other relevant certification in the US (or equivalent board certification)

Work Experience:

  • 1-2 year of clinical experience in private practice or laboratory animal medicine.
  • 2-3 years of research experience in metabolic or cardiovascular animal model development.
  • Has authored manuscripts and reports, and made internal and external presentations. Proficiency in multiple laboratory and in vivo techniques, and reputation for technical expertise and advancing technology within and outside the organization. Experience with optical imaging (IVIS, FMT) and or high frequency ultrasound imaging desirable.
  • All colleagues should have functional knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook, calendar management and Internet Explorer. Colleagues should be able to use on line systems such as time tracking and document management. (e.g. SharePoint, Activity Tracker) Knowledge and use of other systems based upon job function may be required: Experience with analysis software/validated data capture systems. (e.g. Biobook)

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Serve on a rotational basis to provide veterinary care coverage outside business hours, on weekends and holidays.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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


Senior Director, DLAR
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Posted 26 January 2017

Contact: Sean J. McCooe, Managing Partner, McCooe & Associates; 201-445-3161201-602-7955 (cell); sean@mcsearch.nethttp://www.linkedin.com/in/seanmccooe

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 medicine, and clinical laboratory animal medicine components designed to ensure the conduct of research, teaching and testing activities in a manner that ensures their humane 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 degree 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 passage of 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 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 posses 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 with aim to provide humane animal care; experience conducting independent or collaborative research; and 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 envelop 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.

Wayne State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Laboratory Animal Residency
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Posted 23 January 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) invites applications for our American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)-recognized training program in laboratory animal medicine. This three-year program combines clinical training with didactic instruction and research experience to fulfill the requirements for ACLAM board certification. The successful applicant will join a team of faculty and resident veterinarians as a Research Associate and will provide veterinary care and colony health management to a wide variety of laboratory species at UNC.  In addition, the incumbent will be expected to provide surgical and/or anesthetic support, manage post-operative animal care, conduct/participate in research in laboratory animal medicine and or comparative medicine, assist in assuring proper compliance with mandatory government and institutional regulations, participate on the IACUC, and provide instruction in the care and use of laboratory animals to researchers and division staff.  The incumbent will be required to participate in didactic training in laboratory animal medicine as well as a rotating clinical on-call schedule to include nights, weekends, and holidays. The successful candidate will complete at least 24 months of clinical service and didactic training throughout the program and will be provided with protected research time to complete a hypothesis-driven project with the goal of producing a first-author peer-reviewed journal article. We anticipate the successful candidate will begin training June-July 2017 but there is some flexibility with start date.

The animal care and use program at UNC is centrally managed by the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DLAM) and reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Research. More than 150,000 animals are housed in 17 animal facilities and used by faculty in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Pharmacy, and College of Arts and Sciences.  Representative species include mice, rats, other rodents, dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, nonhuman primates, aquatics, reptiles, and amphibians. UNC-Chapel Hill is ranked eighth among leading private and public research universities for the level of federal funding devoted to research and development ($585.5 million), and notable animal research support services housed at UNC include a Mutant Mouse Regional Resource Center (MMRRC), transgenic or gene-targeted Animal Models Core, the National Gnotobiotic Rodent Resource Center, the Systems Genetics Core providing Collaborative Cross mice, Behavioral Phenotyping Core, rodent and large animal surgical cores, a Zebrafish Aquaculture Core Facility, and Institute of Marine Science to name a few. DLAM employs more than 170 individuals including 8 ACLAM- or ACVP-boarded faculty veterinarians, 3 residents in laboratory animal medicine, and 10 veterinary technicians. Faculty research interests include vascular biology, host-microbial interactions, and viral pathogenesis and host immune response.

Qualified candidates will have graduated from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school and passed the NAVLE or have graduated from a non-AVMA-accredited institution and completed the requirements for the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG); candidates must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state and will be expected to obtain licensure in North Carolina within six months of hire. Prior veterinary clinical practice is desirable but not required. For consideration, candidates must have outstanding written and oral communications skills, strong writing abilities, and mature problem-solving skills.  This position will report to the Associate Director of Veterinary Services of DLAM.  Interested candidates must complete an online application at  http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/112271  and submit a letter of application, three references and recent curriculum vitae.  Persons with questions about this position may contact Dr. Steven Shipley (sshipley@med.unc.edu).  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.