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Laboratory Animal Behavior Specialist @ National Institutes of Health 4-7-2014
Join us on the edge of discovery as a Laboratory Animal Behavior Specialist. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s largest medical research facility, has a challenging position available in the Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR).
Working as the Laboratory Animal Behavior Specialist in the DVR for the NIH requires mastery of a broad program of veterinary medicine and animal behavior, recognized skill to develop modern mechanisms and techniques, and new or revised program approaches to enhance animal well-being in the research setting. You will be responsible for the direction of behavior and environmental enrichment for both large and small animal programs in multiple animal facilities, direction of technical staff, and oversight of contract services. The Laboratory Animal Behavior Specialist helps establish policies and procedures, and guidelines for animal behavior and environmental enrichment to ensure full compliance of the animal program with pertinent laws, acts, regulations and USPHS and NIH policies and consistent with DVR policies and mission. The ability to work with a wide spectrum of individuals in a team setting is essential.
Qualifications for the DVR Behaviorist include a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education. Candidates must have successfully completed National Veterinary Board certification, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, and have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional veterinary experience. Graduates of veterinary schools not AVMA accredited must have Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates certification. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is essential. A substantial background in laboratory animal behavior is critical.
The mission of the Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR) is to contribute to and support the advancement of NIH intramural biomedical research by providing excellence in animal care and specialized research services. DVR is a centrally managed AAALAC accredited program that is responsive, efficient, and accountable to the NIH researchers' needs. The DVR is a large, multifaceted, central program that (1) provides veterinary medicine and technical support to research animals; (2) provides husbandry and care of a large animal population with multiple species; (3) provides diagnostic and a variety of research services; and (4) provides central support services for all NIH animal care programs such as animal transportation and procurement
Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. A full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long -term care insurance, leave, and savings plan (401(k) equivalent). Appointments for this position are made as Staff Scientist and are open to all sources. The position is based in Bethesda, Maryland and relocation expenses as provided by the government are covered. Applications must be received by 5/10/2014 and should be sent to:
Charmaine Foltz, DVM, DACLAM
Director, Division of Veterinary Resources
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike, Bldg. 14A/102
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
e-mail: email@example.com http://dvrnet.ors.od.nih.gov/
Interested candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae (CV), bibliography, and the names and addresses of three references.
Current CV, bibliography and references may be emailed to Dr. Foltz at firstname.lastname@example.org
DHHS/NIH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Clinical Instructor / Clinical Assistant Professor / Clinical Associate Professor Assistant Director of Animal Resources @ Oklahoma State University 4/2/2014
The Animal Resources Unit of Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) Center for Veterinary Health Sciences invites applications for a clinical faculty position (Instructor / Assistant Professor / Associate Professor) in comparative medicine. OSU is a land grant institution with a wide breadth of activities involving live, vertebrate animals including agricultural, biomedical, and wildlife studies. The animal care programs of the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, and the College of Human Sciences are accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).
- providing clinical veterinary care to a myriad of animal species owned by the University and rarely to privately-owned patients at the Cohn Pet Care Facility;
- providing emergency care after-hours, weekends, and holidays on a rotating basis with the University Attending Veterinarian;
- conducting health assessment rounds for animals housed in the University’s animal facilities;
- assisting with the coordination of care provided to University-owned animals by other veterinarians;
- participating in IACUC activities including meeting attendance, protocol review, facility inspections, and program reviews as an alternate member to the University Attending Veterinarian;
- serving as an alternate member to the University Attending Veterinarian on the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC);
- assisting with management of the University’s centralized animal program (Animal Resources);
- serving as Acting University Attending Veterinarian in the absence of the University Attending Veterinarian;
- assisting in the preparation and review of standard operating procedures and disaster plans for the University’s decentralized animal care programs;
- training researchers and animal care staff in animal handling, sample collection techniques, compound administration, anesthesia, surgery, regulatory compliance, etc.;
- assisting with teaching comparative medicine to veterinary students both in a didactic, elective course available to 2nd and 3rd year students and also to senior students doing block rotations through the Animal Resources Unit;
- conducting veterinary consultations pertaining to animal care and use protocols (ACUPs), (e.g., assisting investigators with animal model selection, study design, protocol development, etc.);
- assisting the University in maintaining compliance with all applicable animal welfare regulations;
- assisting colleges with maintaining and/or obtaining accreditation with the Association for the Assessment for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International;
- managing the rodent quarantine and health surveillance programs in consultation with the University’s Attending Veterinarian;
- conducting collaborative research and other scholarly activities; and
- performing other duties as assigned.
- DVM degree or equivalent from an AVMA-accredited institution or equivalent.
- Completion of an ACLAM-approved training program or ACLAM board-eligibility.
- Must meet the University’s requirements for an academic appointment as a Clinical Instructor / Assistant Professor / Associate Professor.
- Working knowledge of animal welfare regulations and guidance.
- Eligibility for faculty veterinary licensure in the state of Oklahoma.
- Ability to pass a medical evaluation, which includes receiving medical clearance to wear/use a variety of respiratory protection devices and personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Must successfully complete background checks and be eligible for employment in areas governed by the U. S. Patriot Act and the Public Health and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, 42 CFR 73, 7 CFR 331, and 9 CFR 121. Consequently, the individual must successfully complete a Department of Justice/Federal Bureau of Investigation (DOJ/FBI) security risk assessment (SRA).
- Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
- Must be able to easily access confined laboratory spaces.
- The individual will be required to obtain, maintain, and carry a cellular device for rapid communication and handling university business.
- Must possess a valid driver's license for travel between sites.
- Proficient computer skills, which includes MS Office applications and database applications.
- Solid interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience of professionals.
- ACLAM board certification.
- Experience working with agricultural animals and wildlife.
Exceptional Working Conditions
- Potential exists for exposure to hazardous environments (i.e. spills and accidents involving biohazardous materials).
- Occasional travel may be required.
Screening of applicants will begin as applications are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent, a statement of professional career goals, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of 3 references to
Todd A. Jackson, DVM, DACLAM
Director of Animal Resources and University Attending Veterinarian
Animal Resources Unit
Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078
(405) 744-8967 (office)
(405) 744-6743 (fax)
Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.
Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian @ Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 3/11/2014
Job number: 14000293
Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian-14000293
Position Description: The Georgia State University, Division of Animal Resources, GeorgiaGinvites applications for the position of Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian. Essential responsibilities of the position are as follows:
- Provide for veterinary medical and surgical care to a wide array of laboratory animal species to include after-hours, weekends, and holidays
- Conduct veterinary consultations for IACUC protocols
- Serve as a member of the IACUC and participate in ancillary IACUC activities (e.g. semiannual facility and program reviews)
- Serve as an instructor in biomethodology and surgical workshops
- Develop additional biomethodology and surgical workshops
- Teach in the Biology curriculum
- Oversee the health surveillance and quarantine programs
- Conduct regular animal facility rounds
- Assist with compliance efforts (e.g. USDA inspections, AAALAC Program Description preparation and associated site visits, etc.)
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree with at least two years of experience in the field of laboratory animal medicine
- American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board eligibility
- Veterinary license or eligibility for veterinary licensure in Georgia
- ACLAM (American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine) board certification
- Experience with non-human primates and laboratory rodents
For more information, please contact: Michael Hart, University Veterinarian and Director, Division of Animal Resources at email@example.com
Staff Veterinarian @ Bristol-Myers Squibb in Mt. Vernon, Indiana 2/26/2014
Specific responsibilities will include providing supervision of veterinary scientists; implementing staff training and development to support regulatory compliance; assist with experimental protocol design; providing professional and technical support to the animal users; maintaining the health for all laboratory animals; conducting and interpreting laboratory procedures including electrocardiography and ophthalmoscopy; providing clinical support to the safety assessment and research groups; performing, instructing, or overseeing surgical procedures; and overseeing and evaluating the sentinel and vendor animal health quality assurance programs. Authoring, revising, or reviewing standard operating procedures, guidelines, and research reports are required as is participation in a rotating on call schedule for weekend, holiday, and emergency coverage. These responsibilities are conducted in compliance with FDA and/or USDA regulations and guidelines to maintain AAALAC Accreditation. This position will require the employee to work with chemical, radiological, or biological agents that may be hazardous to health if mishandled. Employees will be required to follow all safety procedures and use personal protective clothing/equipment where specified.
Requires DVM or equivalent plus a current license to practice veterinary medicine in the US. An understanding of the biology and medicine of laboratory animals as acquired by completion of a post-doctoral program in laboratory animal medicine or another veterinary specialty is strongly desired. Knowledge of regulatory requirements and guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals is strongly desired. Experience working in a GLP environment is strongly preferred. Proven excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to interact with and engage well with others within and outside the department at all levels is required. Travel for training or other business needs will be required where consecutive nights away from home occur. The position requires use of personal protective equipment to prevent injuries and exposure to potentially hazardous agents.
To apply for this position, go online to http://bms.com/careers/Pages/home.aspx and register to view current career openings and apply to Job Number #1400917.
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Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian @ University of Louisville 1/31/2014
The University of Louisville (UofL) is seeking a highly motivated veterinarian to support its growing animal research program. One of the oldest urban institutions of higher learning in the US, the University’s principal biomedical research activities are concentrated at the downtown medical campus. In addition to the UofL Health Sciences Center, the medical campus includes Jewish and Kosair Children’s Hospitals, UofL Hospital, and James Graham Brown Cancer Center.
Primary responsibilities will include but not be limited to: 1) assisting in the management of nine UofL animal facilities including clinical care, colony management, and health monitoring for rodents and a wide variety of other species, including farm animals, associated with medical and educational research; 2) completing special administrative projects as assigned by the Assistant Director; and 3) participating in a broad range of regulatory activities including IACUC protocol review and assurance of AAALAC, OLAW, DOD, GLP, FDA, and USDA standards.
Qualifications include a DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited institution, a license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States, and a minimum of two years of experience in a biomedical research environment, preferably a Laboratory Animal Medicine residency. Board eligible or board certified candidates are also encouraged to apply. Interpersonal skills and organizational abilities are imperative.
The University offers excellent health, educational, and retirement benefits. Inquiries, nominations, and/or applications will be accepted from qualified candidates until the position is filled; therefore a prompt indication of interest is recommended. Preliminary inquiries are welcomed. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Qualified applicants may submit a preliminary letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references to: Dr. Mary Proctor (telephone 502/852-5269, FAX 502/852-7943, firstname.lastname@example.org). Faculty/Administrator
How to Apply
email@example.com, Job ID number - 29041
To apply for this position, follow the "Online App. Form" link below, then click on the "Apply Now" button on that page. You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. You must submit your application by midnight of the application deadline. If the posting description requested that you follow up and mail or email other documents, your application will not be considered complete until those have been received by the department.
Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 1980 Arthur Street - Louisville, Kentucky 40208. If you have any questions or problems please contact, Center for Faculty Personnel - FACPERS@louisville.edu or by phone 502-852-5301
If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6542 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.
Executive Director @ Center for Laboratory Animal Medicine and Care (CLAMC) 1/23/14
Candidates should apply online at: http://jobs.uth.tmc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=96292
The review of applications will begin March 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled; the new Executive Director is expected to begin his/her duties in August, 2014.
The Executive Director is responsible for leadership and best practices in animal care and use at UTHealth, an Association for Assessment & Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC-I) accredited program with the following resources:
- A highly motivated team of approximately 50 that includes diplomats of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), other veterinarians, and various certified professional staff and technicians
- An ACLAM approved laboratory animal medicine residency training program consortium jointly operated with Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center
- State of the art facilities of approximately 80,000 ft2 in six primary campus locations
- Degree in veterinary medicine from an AVMA accredited institution or equivalent foreign degree
- Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
- License to practice veterinary medicine in the United States
- Minimum of five years of significant managerial and operational responsibilities in research animal facilities, including experience in an AAALAC-accredited program
- Excellent interpersonal/communication skills, organizational and managerial skills
For more information, please contact: Eric Solberg, Associate Vice President, Research & Academic Affairs; Chair, Search Committee - firstname.lastname@example.org.