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Clinical Veterinarian @ Concord Biomedical Sciences & Emerging Technologies 11/10/15
DEPARTMENT: Laboratory Animal Resources
REPORTS TO: Director of Veterinary Services
ORIGINAL DATE: 08/17/12 LAST REVISED: 10/29/15
BASIC SUMMARY: Clinical and preventative medical assessment and care of all laboratory species with participation in all procedures and policies related to animal care and husbandry in a GLP-compliant facility.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Clinical and preventative medicine of all laboratory species including surgery if necessary
- Involved in training of technical staff involved in handling of laboratory animals
- Participation in IACUC process
- Assist with oversight of controlled substance procurement and control
- Consultation/collaboration with scientists/study directors
- Participation in compliance with USDA and AAALAC regulations and guidelines
- Assist with surgical model development and implementation
- Assist with oversight of facility operations and maintenance
Perform all other related duties as assigned
- Education: D.V.M/V.M.D. degree or equivalent
Experience: Experience in a preclinical laboratory environment preferred
- Minimum 1 yr experience in associated preclinical animal facility field
- Certification/Licensure: ACLAM board certification or board eligible preferred, MA Veterinary Licensure, driver’s license
Must be able to perform laboratory procedure that require talking, hearing, standing or sitting for long periods of time, entering data into an computer, using appropriate instruments, reaching with the hands and arms, working in narrow spaces, and wearing safety equipment (PPE) according to OSHA regulations and company standards
Research laboratory/medical environment, which requires use of sharp objects, working around mechanical parts, working with or near known or unknown toxic or caustic chemicals and biological hazards, exposure to fumes and airborne particles, working at a quiet to moderate noise levels
This position may require domestic travel, weekends and/or holidays. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Misty Williams-Fritze at email@example.com
All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their position. • The essential duties and responsibilities listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
Assistant Director of Veterinary Resources & Research Support SNPRC 11/3/2015
The Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) located at Texas Biomedical Research Institute, www.txbiomed.org, in San Antonio, Texas, invites applications for the Assistant Director of Veterinary Resources and Research Support position. Individual will be responsible for the daily supervision of the veterinary professional and technical staff, and will assist the Associate Director in management of all Veterinary Resources and Research Support. The candidate will also be a key person in assessing and developing SNPRC processes, daily scheduling of research support, and will interact with intramural and extramural investigators. Individual will report directly to the Associate Director, Veterinary Resources & Research Support, Southwest National Primate Research Center.
Qualified applicants must have a DVM/VMD from AVMA accredited College of Veterinary Medicine. License to practice veterinary medicine in one of the 50 United States. USDA Accreditation certification. Minimum of 15 years experience in laboratory animal medicine/management of nonhuman primates in biomedical research environment. Demonstrated skills in managing large professional and technical staff and ability to interact with professional staff from other departments/institutions. Strong interpersonal skills, knowledge of laboratory animal regulatory affairs (USDA, AAALAC, etc). Preferred: Nonhuman primate breeding colony management experience, and formal training in management of personnel; board certification in field of veterinary medicine; experience working at a National Primate Research Center; serving on organizational boards (IACUC, etc); public speaking; technical writing.
Apply online at http://www.txbiomed.org/about/employment. Application packets are accepted electronically or in hard copy. A completed application packet is a requirement for all positions. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. EOE
Veterinarian Position 11/3/2015
The Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) located at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, invites applications from experienced primate veterinarians. The Assistant Veterinarian will be responsible for ensuring appropriate veterinary care and regulatory compliance consistent with Standard Operating Procedures and in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act and The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. This includes but is not limited to overseeing the preventative health program, disease surveillance and prevention, administering analgesics and anesthetics, managing the DEA controlled substance program, surgical and post-surgical care, and diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Applicants must possess a D.V.M./V.M.D. degree from AVMA accredited university, valid license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States and USDA accreditation or be able to become USDA accredited. Must be able to obtain a DEA license. Must be able to pass a third party security check and/or Department of Justice background check. Requires two or more years of primate clinical medicine experience. A minimum of two years’ experience beyond the doctoral degree at this or another institution. Preference is three years of primate clinical medicine experience; three to five years in the field of veterinary medicine. Formal training in laboratory animal medicine. Five years of primate experience in a laboratory animal research setting. Proficient computer skills (Microsoft, Excel), technical writing skills, knowledge of review and development of study protocols, knowledge of regulatory requirements.
Application packets are accepted electronically or in hard copy. Apply online at http://www.txbiomed.org/about/employment. Completed application packet is a requirement for all positions. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. EOE
Senior Principal Scientist, Veterinary Medicine – Boehringer Ingelheim 10/13/15
Senior Principal Scientist, Veterinary Medicine – Boehringer Ingelheim
Interested parties may contact Jenny Nichols at 858-412-4230 or firstname.lastname@example.org OR apply directly online: https://boehringer.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=154573&lang=en&sns_id=mailto
Provide strategic and tactical leadership of the Medicine component of the Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Animal Resources Program.
Develop, implement, and manage balanced strategies for ensuring highest quality (AAALAC International compliant) veterinary medicine component programs (e.g., procurement, preventive medicine, breeding, direct medical care, surgery, animal/specimen shipment) in an overall integrated state of the art laboratory animal medicine practice.
Set a culture for continuous process improvement, review current veterinary practices and resources against desired/required practices, recommend and implement corrective actions and novel practices that build quality, efficacy, and efficiency.
Serve as subject matter expert in the care and use of animals when working with study personnel in the development of novel animal-use protocol, training of animal procedures, and supporting study accomplishment.
Professionally interface with the Animal Resources staff, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Research & Development leadership, study personnel, supporting groups (e.g., Engineering, Occupational Health, Environmental Health and Safety, Corporate Communications, etc.), and others. Provide healthy animals for intended purpose; work with investigators to develop responsible study protocols; support a robust animal care and use oversight program; provide clear and professional guidance for the success of the overall animal care and use program; and assess and mitigate the health impact and confounding factors of animal-based study while ensuring documented highest quality attentive animal medicine and care.
Managing the resources of the AR Medicine group for most effective and efficient service.
Working with the AR Director, AR Operations Leadership, and others as a key member of the team providing professional leadership of the AR.
Serve as the Attending Veterinarian in the absence of the assigned Attending Veterinarian.
ACLAM board certified laboratory animal veterinarian with 10 or more years post-residency/board experience in a GLP laboratory animal program in the pharmaceutical industry. Lead people in a high performance environment. Provide objective balanced strategies for long-term program success and continuous process improvement. Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state and the ability to obtain a CT license. In-depth experience in the care and use (to include environmental enrichment and training) of nonhuman primates. Direct experience in providing veterinary care, support, and assessment of animals on toxicology and other Research and Development studies under GLP and/or non-GLP conditions. In-depth knowledge of Federal Animal Welfare Regulations, AAALAC International (Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, etc.) standards, and GLPs. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated capacity for providing leadership, multi-tasking, flexibility in the face of changing priorities, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues to gain full understanding of the desired outcome; ability to produce high quality and consistent results with assistance of team members; provide support to teammates when tackling complex projects or issues. Work will be conducted in a vivarium using all prescribed personal protective equipment and under safe conditions.
Clinical Faculty veterinarian @ University of Michigan Medical School 10-9-15
The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM), University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS), has an open faculty position for an academically-oriented clinical veterinarian. The successful candidate must have a DVM/VMD degree, advanced training in the veterinary specialty of laboratory animal medicine, be board-certified or board eligible with the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state. The candidate must have evidence of productivity in research and excellent teaching, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- Provision of clinical and surgical support and coordination of health programs for research animals. Experience with and interest in clinical care and surgical model support for large animals (e.g. dogs, pigs, sheep, non-human primates) is desired.
- Review of animal use applications.
- Teaching and mentorship of veterinary residents in the clinical training program.
- Participation in collaborative research efforts with University faculty.
The current ULAM faculty consists of sixteen members; eight clinical faculty veterinarians (all Diplomates of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine), five pathologists (all Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists), one veterinary surgeon (a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgery), and two research or instructional faculty. Together they conduct a vigorous clinical, educational, research and service program that extends campus-wide. Areas of research emphasis within the Unit include host-pathogen interactions (microbial pathogenesis and host response to infection), venous endothelial dysfunction, enrichment and its effects on experimental variables, experimental refinements, analgesic and anesthetic efficacy, and clinical laboratory animal medicine and science. Additionally, ULAM has a long history of training veterinary residents in laboratory animal medicine and biomedical research. ULAM has been a training leader in laboratory animal medicine and comparative medical research since 1962, and has trained a significant portion of ACLAM Diplomates.
The UMMS is ranked nationally in the top ten medical schools for NIH extramural support. It is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a culturally rich university community. Animal facilities total more than 240,000 square feet in 27 buildings on greater than 32 acres. Research is conducted over a diverse range of scientific areas including medicine, engineering, basic science, and bioinformatics. All five classes of vertebrates are represented in our daily census of over 230,000 animals.
Send cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of at least three references to Terry Fracala, Executive Assistant, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, The University of Michigan, NCRC Building 10, Suite G90, 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0614. Email: email@example.com.
The University of Michigan is an AA/EOE.
Pfizer seeking Clinical Veterinarian 10-5-15
Job Title: Clinical Veterinarian , Job ID: 1019230
Locations: Pearl River, NY
Organizational Marketing Statement
All over the world, Pfizer colleagues are working together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Each position at Pfizer touches and contributes to the success of our business and our world. That's why, as one of the global leaders in the biopharmaceutical industry, Pfizer is committed to seeking out inspired new talent who share our core values and mission of making the world a healthier place.
To support Comparative Medicine by delivering high quality clinical veterinary medicine and surgery throughout the animal facilities. There is regular interaction with colleagues fulfilling the key regulatory responsibilities of the applicable state and federal regulations and AAALAC International guidelines. The incumbent will be supervising veterinary care support provided by R1 to R3 veterinary staff. This role requires refinement of veterinary clinical skills in laboratory animal medicine and the Comparative Medicine discipline with the opportunity to influence a culture for flawless animal care and welfare. Strong interpersonal and listening skills must be developed. There is opportunity to work with WWCM colleagues globally. Development of an in-depth understanding of one or more aspects of laboratory animal medicine, e.g. rodent health surveillance, surgery, genetically modified animals or primatology, encouraged. Experience with project teams and working across lines and disciplines can be gained.
- Provide high quality veterinary care to diverse species of research animals in support of Pfizer's portfolio. Complete duties delegated by Attending Veterinarian (AV) for all facilities. Veterinary direction is provided to R1-R3 veterinary staff assigned to the animal facilities. Support continued compliance by fulfilling the AV responsibilities specified in the applicable state and federal regulations, codes and guidelines.
- Review or consult on research animal proposals submitted for IACUC review. Serve on a rotational basis to provide veterinary care coverage on weekends and holidays.
- Maintain the relevant sections of the animal care program, SOPs, and training documents to assure the quality of site operations and regulatory compliance.
- 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. Provide input to CM research projects in support of Pfizer's portfolio.
- Train colleagues in CM and other Research and Development lines in techniques and principles which promote 3Rs, in particular anesthesia and analgesia as well as reported in the literature and communicated at external meetings.
- Support the AV to maintain compliance and to provide advice on regulatory animal health matters, for example import/export of animals and by-products.
- 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.
- Consult on animal model development to assist researchers as necessary. Aid in the evaluation of new equipment to facilitate the execution of technical projects.
- Actively participate on or lead WWCM teams.
- Supervise Veterinary Technicians
- DVM, VMD or MRCVS or equivalent and minimum of 3 years’ experience. Licensed to practice clinical veterinary medicine in employing country and will be required to obtain New York State licensure.
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in laboratory animal medicine with demonstrated ability in regulatory requirements, preventive health care, clinical care and anesthesia/analgesia required.
- Completion of an ACLAM or ECLAM training program or equivalent preferred.
- Previous experience with and clear understanding of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) preferred.
- Experience working with bargaining unit employees preferred.
- Supervisor/managerial experience preferred.
Technical Skills Requirements:
Experienced in all aspects of veterinary technical skills in laboratory animals.
Physical Position Requirements:
a. Will be working with a variety of animal species including nonhuman primates
b. Will be required to be on-call for weekends and holidays on a rotational basis
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.
Clinical Veterinarian in Alice, TX 9/21/15
Because of our passion and drive, Covance attracts the kind of people whose contribution has resulted in our exceptional growth. Once a part of our talented team, our employees stay at Covance to work in an environment that encourages career development, allows them to work alongside respected colleagues on challenging projects and provides a diverse global culture.
Currently, we are seeking to fill the role of a Clinical Veterinarian at our site in Alice, Texas.
This role will provide laboratory animal medical and surgical care by examination, treatment and advice to ensure adequate and humane veterinary support, at an independent, senior level.
- Assist program director to ensure that company policies and practices regarding animal care and welfare are in compliance with relevant regulations.
- Assist in training of staff
- Assist with animal welfare-related regulatory/administrative duties [e.g., compliance with USDA, Home Office,(etc.) regulations and standards, AAALAC, client visits]
- Serve on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, as needed.
- Perform physical examinations of laboratory animals as indicated in protocols and SOP.
- Perform ophthalmic or other veterinary examinations on laboratory animals.
- Provide scientific expertise on animal health, biology, physiology, and research methodology to staff scientists and technicians.
- Attend scientific meetings and provide leadership in scientific organizations, including attaining peer recognition through publications and/or presentations that contribute to the field of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
- Report all animal care concerns and become involved in the resolution and appropriate corrective action, when necessary.
- Function as leader of a specialty area (e.g., anesthesia or ocular clinical leader).
- Lead and complete team projects, as assigned.
Graduate of AVMA accredited veterinary school or equivalent.
- 5-10 years of experience in the laboratory animal medicine or science field preferred.
- For USA positions only: must have a veterinary license in at least one state and ability to obtain a license and USDA accreditation in the state where the position is located (i.e. Wisconsin, Indiana, etc.) within 6 months. Board certification or eligibility for board certification in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine or European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine desired.
- For UK positions: membership in the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
- Knowledge of small and large animals used in research.
- Must be able to work in a laboratory setting with laboratory animals.
If interested please apply on-line to www.covancecareers.com .
Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. (M/F/D/V). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.
Residency Training in Laboratory Animal Medicine 9/9/15
The Department of Comparative Medicine at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA has two (2) openings in its ACLAM-certified residency program, starting July 1, 2016.
Requirements: Candidates must have graduated from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school (or have completed all ECFVG or PAVE requirements), and passed the national licensure examination (NAVLE). The program prepares newly graduated or practicing veterinarians for careers in biomedical research and laboratory animal medicine. Well–rounded individuals with clinical experience and a strong research interest are encouraged to apply.
To be successful in our program the applicant must be able to work independently and possess a demonstrated ability to study and perform at a high level. The three-year residency training program follows the general pattern described at http://www2.med.psu.edu/comparativemedicine/graduate-program/ and is approved by the graduate school for an M.S. degree. Hershey, PA offers a unique setting with excellent community and school/family environments.
A generous stipend, depending on experience, and tuition reimbursement will be offered.
Applications must be submitted through the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (www.virmp.org) website beginning October 15, 2015 and include a cover letter stating career goals in addition to the candidate materials required by VIRMP. The deadline for applications is December 7, 2015. Further information can be obtained by calling (717) 531-8460. The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Associate Director/Associate Professor Department of Comparative Medicine,
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 8/18/15
Interested persons should apply online at http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/services/human-resources/, reference IRC49096.
For additional information please contact Dr. Kim Saunders at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-494-8425.
The Department of Comparative (DCM) at Oregon Health & Science University (central and waterfront campuses) has an immediate opening for a laboratory animal veterinarian at the Associate Director/Associate Professor level. The duties of this position are in support of the University's educational and research missions, goals and objectives as well as those of central administration and the Department of Comparative Medicine on the Central and Waterfront Campuses
- Oversee and direct the provision of veterinary medical care and research support to a variety of animal species in accordance with current veterinary medical standards, federal regulations, PHS Policy, and AAALAC standards;
- The supervision, direction, and professional development of clinical veterinarians, veterinary residents and veterinary technical staff;
- Oversee activities involving purchasing, transfers, imports and exports of all animals used on the Central and Waterfront campuses. Oversees the animal health surveillance program.
- Providing guidance to research personnel on animal model and protocol development and execution.
- Oversee training of DCM and research personnel on the humane care and use of laboratory animals, occupational health and safety issues, the use of biohazardous agents and other topics relevant to working with laboratory animals;
- Advise and monitor the planning, design, construction and commission of new facilities or remodels of existing space. Oversee building operations, systems and equipment management.
- Effective communication and collaboration that fosters and maintains productive working relationships with DCM leaders, investigators and research personnel, the IACUC, EH&S personnel, and other entities involved with the animal care and use program;
- Financial management including budgetary planning, labor allocation, purchasing and evaluating policies that have a direct input on the DCM budget
- Active participation on the IACUC;
- Participation in the veterinary on-call rotation.
Relevant training, experience, and skills:
- DVM/VMD or equivalent degree from an accredited Veterinary School
- Minimum of five years of medical and surgical experience with a wide variety of laboratory animal species that preferably includes rodents and agricultural species;
- Proven experience supervising, developing, and managing the performance of veterinary professional staff and/or husbandry staff.
- Veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States, preferably OR;
- ACLAM board certification preferred but will consider candidates who are ACLAM Board eligible or who have relevant experience.
- USDA Veterinary Accreditation or ability to gain such within 6 months of employment
The review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience.
OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Policy Number: 03-05-030
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Senior Scientist, Office of the Scientific Director, Animal Program 8/12/15
With nationwide responsibility for improving the health and well-being of all Americans, the Department of Health and Human Services oversees the biomedical research programs of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and those of NIH’s research Institutes. The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is seeking an outstanding scientist to direct the Animal Program on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. The NHLBI DIR faculty are an outstanding group of internationally recognized biomedical researchers working on a wide range of basic and clinical research topics (please see http://dir.nhlbi.nih.gov/) complemented by intramural research within the other NIH institutes (please see http://www.nih.gov/science/#campus).
The NHLBI is recruiting for a Senior Scientist in the Office of the Scientific Director, Animal Program. There are three major components to the NHLBI Animal Program which comes together to support the NHLBI research program. Technical Support: The Animal Program provides care and technical services for NHLBI research animals including husbandry, purchasing, health monitoring, animal import/export, mouse rederivation and cryopreservation services as well as providing support for NHLBI animals in other NIH facilities. Animal Surgery and Resources Core: The Core services provided include animal model development, surgery, surgical support, post-operative care as well as technical services such as radiography, blood and tissue collection, hematology and blood chemistries. Murine Phenotyping Core: Provides cardiovascular, metabolic, pulmonary, neuromuscular and behavioral phenotyping primarily for mice but also other species.
Candidates must have a D.V.M., and have experience with processing animal care contracts. Supervisory experience is preferred, although not required.
Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.
Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Applicants should submit: descriptive letter of interest highlighting key qualifications; current curriculum vitae with complete bibliography, and arrange for the submission of six letters of reference.
Applications will be accepted online from Monday, August 10th, 2015 – Monday, August 24th, 2015. To apply, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/411913500 (Job announcement number: NIH-NHLBI-DH-15-1453856.
HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers