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Principal Veterinarian: Pre-Clinical 10/23/2014

Amgen Inc. - Thousand Oaks, California

Job Description:

The department of Comparative Animal Research (CAR) at Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks CA, an AAALAC accredited research facility, is seeking a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian with a research focus to join a dynamic, fast-paced team overseeing all aspects of the veterinary care program for multiple animal species, while providing technical and scientific support for multiple therapeutic areas. We partner with more than 200 research staff, in various therapeutic areas, to perform preclinical research in our quest to develop novel human therapeutics. The selected individual will serve as a member of the CAR team providing:

Leadership and training in animal model development

Oversight/Governance of in vivo team capable of designing, developing, executing and presenting data to project teams

• Oversight of the technical support program for in vivo research studies

• Expertise in the writing and review of Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC) protocols

• Collaborate and partner with clinical veterinary staff to provide a program of adequate veterinary care and preventive medicine

• Direct support for development and maintenance of guidelines, processes and procedures to meet federal, state and local regulatory requirements and AAALAC accreditation standards

• On-Call Support (Share duties)

Qualifications:

Additional Qualifications:

• Licensed to practice in at least one state of the USA and ability to obtain California veterinary license within 1 year of hire

• 2 or more years of postdoctoral training or experience in laboratory animal medicine

• 2-3 years of clinical practice experience

Board Certification from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)

• Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to successfully partner, collaborate and navigate complex relationships with research and CAR staff from diverse educational and technical backgrounds

Ability to manage and mentor high performing teams

Prior experience in one or more of the areas listed below:
o Training staff in technical procedural skills for multiple animal species
o Ability to perform surgery in multiple species
o Imaging modalities (optical, PET, CT, MRI)
o Vivarium Biosecurity Programs
o Development of disease or surgical animal models

 Qualified candidates can apply to the position online via : http://careers.amgen.com

If you have any questions about the position please contact Dr. Jeetendra Eswaraka at eswaraka@amgen.com.

Director of Research Animal Resources/Attending Veterinarian 10/20/2014

Office of the Vice-President for Research

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is seeking candidates to serve as Director of the Research Animal Resources Department on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus and Attending Veterinarian for the University of Minnesota System. 

ACLAM boarded candidates with a DVM and licensure in one state with strong research experience will be considered. The strongest candidates will also have supervisory skills and experience commensurate with leading a department of considerable magnitude and diversity of research subjects. In addition to the RAR Director, there are seven veterinarians, twelve veterinary technicians, and over a hundred additional administrative and support staff.  RAR manages twenty animal facilities on two campuses that are diverse and decentralized supporting a wide range of species with an average daily rodent cage census of 24,000. The operating budget is approximately $12 million. The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership skills and have experience managing AAALAC accreditation.

The Department of Research Animal Resources has a long-standing tradition of excellence in animal care. The mission of the Research Animal Resources is dedicated to advancing the frontiers of basic and translational research while ensuring the welfare of animal research subjects.

The University of Minnesota is a top ten public research university with externally funded research programs of more than $800 million. The University of Minnesota's animal program is AAALAC accredited. Animal research is conducted within our Health Sciences programs in the Academic Health Center (the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Public Health and the Colleges of Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine), as well as in other programs such as the College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science & Engineering and the Hormel Institute.

Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. With five campuses, the University community is comprises 25,000 employees and over 62,000 students. The Twin Cities campus is located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities.

University of Minnesota is committed to achieving excellence in its educational, research, clinical care, and community outreach missions.

Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information for three references to the employment website: https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp and search Requisition 194660. Questions about the position can be directed to Megan Ferden (suth0059@umn.edu) in the Office of the Vice President for Research or Dr. Carolyn Fairbanks (carfair@umn.edu), Search Chair.

Clinical Veterinarian/Faculty @ Penn State College of Medicine 10/15/2014

Faculty/Clinical Veterinarian.  Applicants are being sought for a clinical veterinarian in the Department of Comparative Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine. The position provides a unique opportunity to develop an academic career in an internationally-recognized department. The individual will work with laboratory animal veterinarians, veterinary pathologists, and biomedical researchers. Responsibilities include:  (1) providing health care for laboratory animals and professional services to research personnel in a multi-species AAALAC-accredited laboratory animal facility; (2) participating in teaching and training of veterinary residents, graduate students and medical students; and (3) developing collaborative research interests. This is a non-tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must have a DVM or VMD degree, successfully completed a residency/training program in laboratory animal medicine, be licensed to practice in at least one state, and have US citizenship or permanent resident status. Board certification or eligibility in Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is preferred. Salary and benefits are generous and will be based on experience and qualifications. 

To be considered for this position, all applicants need to apply online.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of 3 references.

Apply to job 54005 at http://apptrkr.com/528618

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups

Clinical Veterinarian @ National Institutes of Health 10/7/2014

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

Office of Research Services

Division of Veterinary Resources

Join us on the edge of discovery as a Clinical Veterinarian. 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), Veterinary Medicine Branch (VMB). 

Working as a Clinical Veterinarian for the NIH requires expertise in laboratory animal medicine and a working knowledge of regulatory requirements for the care and use of animals in research. The successful candidate will be responsible for provision of clinical care, direction of technical staff, protocol review, and collaboration with investigative staff. The ability to work with a wide spectrum of individuals in a team setting is essential. The position will have clinical veterinary responsibilities in multiple facilities, housing multiple species including a large population of non-human primates.  Practical experience with primate medicine is required.

Qualifications for the Clinical Veterinarian 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 at least two years of progressively responsible professional veterinary experience. Graduates of veterinary schools not AVMA accredited must have Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates certification. Board eligibility or certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is preferred.

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 Poolesville, Maryland and relocation expenses as provided by the government are covered.  Applications must be received by November 10, 2014 and should be sent to:       

Tanya Burkholder, DVM, DACLAM 
Chief, Veterinary Medicine Branch

Division of Veterinary Resources
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike, Bldg. 14A/102
Bethesda, Maryland  20892
phone: 301-496-4132
e-mail: burkholt@mail.nih.gov  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. Burkholder at burkholt@mail.nih.gov

DHHS/NIH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Attending Veterinarian @ Max Planck 10/6/2014

We are currently seeking an Attending Veterinarian who will be responsible for managing animal health concerns for our modern, AALAC Accredited, 11,000 square foot vivarium; overseeing our animal health surveillance program; and continually refining the current laboratory animal care program with the animal facility manager.

Position includes IACUC voting membership, responsibility for the care and well-being of all animals in vivarium, assuring compliance with all regulations concerning animal care, and direct animal care.  Development of new clinical procedures, as well as reviewing and improving current procedures is expected.  

The selected candidate must possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and must have knowledge of regulatory requirements and guidelines for the care and use of laboratory animals.  In addition, must be American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board certified or possess eligibility for certification; must possess a licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state and eligibility for veterinary licensure in Florida within 4 months of hire; and must have the ability to obtain a DEA license within 4 months of hire.

For more information & to apply online visit http://www.maxplanckflorida.org. EOE/M/F/V/D

Laboratory Animal Veterinarian @ May Clinic 9/22/2014

Mayo Clinic is seeking a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian for a Faculty Position to join three ACLAM Board Certified Veterinarians within the Department of Comparative Medicine. 

Qualifications: Candidates must have a DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA accredited school of veterinary medicine, a state veterinary license, and be either eligible for or a diplomat of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.

Duties will include providing clinical laboratory animal care for a wide range of species, consulting with investigators from multiple disciplines, assuring regulatory compliance, and participating in the administration of the established programs. Responsibilities include participating in teaching graduate students and training animal support staff. In addition, collaborative and/or independent research opportunities exist.

The Department of Comparative Medicine supports a wide variety of biomedical research programs including transgenic rodent projects and large animal surgery, endoscopy and imaging. It includes over 50 support staff and over 125,000 square feet of animal facilities that house many species. Animal programs and facilities are AAALAC accredited.  This position is located in Rochester, Minnesota.

Mayo Clinic has been recognized as the best hospital in the nation for 2014-2015 by U.S. News and World Report. We are an integrated, multidisciplinary academic medical center with comprehensive programs in medical education and research that span across three group practice sites. We support a vibrant research enterprise, with programs in clinical, basic and population sciences. In 2013, the institution received nearly $370 million in extramural research awards, supplemented with over $275 million of institutional support. We offer a highly competitive compensation package with sustained intramural funding, capital equipment funding, technical and computational resources, and exceptional benefits.

Applications should include a resume (with bibliography), statement of professional interests and goals, and the names/contact information of 2 references.

CLICK HERE to apply and learn more!

Thomas R. Meier, DVM, MBA Dipl. ACLAM
Chair, Department of Comparative Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Email: meier.thomas@mayo.edu

 

Animal Care Technician Position @ Qatar University 9/2/2014

Contact Dr. Hamda AlNaemi with any questions @ halnaemi@qu.edu.qa  Phone:  (+974)44034533

Apply online:  From webpage search by job title, may take a couple minutes for the page to load – be patient!

https://careers.qu.edu.qa/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?page=/oracle/apps/irc/candidateSelfService/webui/VisHomePG&_ri=821&OAPB=IRC_BRAND&_ti=1471589973&language_code=US&p_home_url=/OA_HTML/IrcVisito                                                                                                                                           

Position:Animal Care Technician

Department:Laboratory Animal Research Center

Office:Office of Vice President for Research

The Qatar University Laboratory Animal Research Center (LARC) is a state of art newly designed building with a finely controlled environment to assure the humane care and well-being of the animals. LARC is the first of its kind at Qatar that offers a great opportunity for scientist, faculty and research students to utilize Laboratory animal as a valuable asset for biomedical research.  The primary function of the LARC is the breeding and husbandry of specific pathogen free small laboratory animals for research and teaching.  The Center also provides veterinary care and training programs on animal handling, animal care and husbandry, laboratory animal disease diagnosis, anaesthesia, animal surgery, and euthanasia. All operation and procedures at LARC are governing with policies and procedures which in compliance with Qatar University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and the Association for Accreditation and Assessment of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).

 

Application Deadline:

Open

Position Category:

Non- Academic

Employment Type:

Full Time

Position Term:

 3 Years Renewable

Duties and responsibilities:

The candidate will be mainly responsible for :

  1. Support the care of small animals used for live animal research.
  2. Change bedding,  wash cages, check on health of animals, check on food level
  3. Assess number of animals per cage and document status of animal cages/general health.
  4. Maintenance of  cleanliness in the different  animal rooms and cages
  5. Maintaining inventory of food and bedding for the animals
  6. Regular monitoring of  Air handling units and watering system
  7. Sanitation of caging and rooms
  8. Perform other tasks as necessary
   

Qualifications:

  1. Two years Diploma in biological sciences, animal sciences, or relevant fields
  2. At least three year of experience with animal husbandry or related animal care experience
  3. The ability to lift up to 75 pounds.
  4. AALAS certification or equivalent is required or must be obtained within 12 months of eligibility
     

Required Documents:

1. University online application form;
2. Curriculum vitae with cover letter;
3. Preferably three references including contact numbers and email addresses.

4. Color copy of educational qualification certificates, experience certificate and course certificates (if applicable).
 

Benefits:

1. Competitive salary;
2. Health insurance to the candidate and dependents in accordance with QU HR policies;
3. 45 days of paid annual leave in accordance with QU HR policies;

4. Furnished accommodation or housing allowance in accordance with accordance with QU HR policies;

5. Economy class air passage for the candidate and dependents in accordance with QU HR policies;

 6. Educational allowance for children in accordance with QU HR policies;

 7. End of service benefit in accordance with State HRM rules.

 

Animal Technician Position @ Qatar University 9/2/2014

Contact Dr. Hamda AlNaemi with any questions @ halnaemi@qu.edu.qa  Phone:  (+974)44034533

Apply online:  From webpage search by job title, may take a couple minutes for the page to load – be patient!

https://careers.qu.edu.qa/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?page=/oracle/apps/irc/candidateSelfService/webui/VisHomePG&_ri=821&OAPB=IRC_BRAND&_ti=1471589973&language_code=US&p_home_url=/OA_HTML/IrcVisito                                                                                                                                           

Position:Animal Technician

Department:Laboratory animal Research Center

Office:Office of Vice President for Research

The Animal Technician, Performs routine duties associated with animal care in a research setting. Prepares food and feeds animals, maintains sanitary conditions, observes animal conditions and behavior, and collects animal specimens. Assist in animal restraint, maintaining animal housing and minor cage maintenance. Performs related responsibilities as required. Employees in this classification may be required to work on shifts at weekends and holidays.
 

 

Application Deadline:

Open

Position Category:

Non- Academic

Employment Type:

Full Time

Position Term:

 3 Years Renewable

Duties and responsibilities:

The candidate will be mainly responsible for :

  1. Support the care of small animals used for live animal research.
  2. Change bedding,  wash cages, check on health of animals, check on food level
  3. Assess number of animals per cage and document status of animal cages/general health.
  4. Care for the animals health and welfare and document of census and animal health record.
  5. Assist in the euthanasia of animals
  6. Maintenance of  cleanliness in the different  animal rooms
  7. Maintaining inventory of food and bedding for the animals
  8. Regular monitoring of  Air handling units and watering system
  9. Sanitation of caging and rooms
  10. Perform other tasks as necessary
   

Qualifications:

  1. BSc in biological or animal sciences or relevant degree.
  2. At least three year of experience with animal husbandry or related animal care experience
  3. The ability to lift up to 75 pounds.
  4. AALAS certification or equivalent is required or must be obtained within 12 months of eligibility

Required Documents:

1. University online application form;
2. Curriculum vitae with cover letter;
3. Preferably three references including contact numbers and email addresses.

4. Color copy of educational qualification certificates, experience certificate and course certificates (if applicable).
 

Benefits:

1. Competitive salary;
2. Health insurance to the candidate and dependents in accordance with QU HR policies;
3. 45 days of paid annual leave in accordance with QU HR policies;

4. Furnished accommodation or housing allowance in accordance with accordance with QU HR policies;

5. Economy class air passage for the candidate and dependents in accordance with QU HR policies;

 6. Educational allowance for children in accordance with QU HR policies;

 7. End of service benefit in accordance with State HRM rules.

 

Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute . . . Curing Respiratory Disease

Director of Comparative Medicine/Attending Veterinarian 6/30/2014

Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, a dynamic biomedical research laboratory devoted to curing respiratory disease, is seeking a Director of Comparative Medicine/Attending Veterinarian.  This position is responsible for directing the strategic and daily operations of the Comparative Medicine Department, including personnel supervision for husbandry, research support, pharmacy, study scheduling, and administrative personnel. Other responsibilities include fiscal management, and strategic planning to meet projected needs of the Institute with relation to research support staff as well as housing and care of animals for research. In addition the Director/Attending Veterinarian is responsible for establishing and monitoring all animal care and use standards at the institute, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, providing oversight of the program to assure medical care of all animals including diagnosis and treatment of disease, preventative medicine, health monitoring, and quarantine. This position is responsible to all AAALAC reviews and must assure Institutional compliance to maintain Institutional Accreditation. Participation in the activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and interaction with the Institutional Official is required. The individual in this position is to create an environment for a synergy between research and laboratory animal care and use. As the Attending Veterinarian they must exercise professional judgment to facilitate the science in the context of animal welfare.

Minimum Requirements:

•           Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an AVMA accredited program

•           Board Certification in laboratory animal medicine by the American College of Laboratory Animal  Medicine (ACLAM)

•           At least 10 years experience in a laboratory animal facility with 5 years experience in a managerial role

•           Direct research experience such as a principle investigator or direct oversight of research support staff

•           Fully knowledgeable as to animal care and animal use and ability to ensure compliance with USDA Animal Welfare Act, The Guide for the Care & Use of Laboratory Animals, NIH Public Health Service Policy, FDA GLP regulations, DEA Regulations, AAALAC guidelines, and all state, county and city rules and regulations.

•           Fully knowledgeable of research methodologies

Preference will be given to candidates with and advanced degree (M.S., Ph.D.)

This position is located on Kirtland Air Force Base and requires a valid Driver’s License and proof of insurance as well as successful completion of a background check, post offer pre-employment physical exam and ability to receive various vaccinations. 

To apply please select the "Apply Now" link that is at the top of this posting. Please visit www.lrri.org for more information. We provide an excellent benefits package & competitive salary. 

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected status within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations.  We are committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to hrdept@lrri.org or call 1-505-348-9474

 

Veterinarian, Laboratory Animal Medicine @ Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute 6/30/2014

The successful candidate will provide medical care and treatment for all laboratory animals used in support of the Institutes research program and in accordance with the Institutes animal care and use program. Veterinary care shall include but not be limited to animal procurement, transportation of animals, preventive medicine, animal biosecurity, quarantine and stabilization, separation by health status and species, surveillance, diagnosis, treatment, disease control, clinical care and management, emergency care, recordkeeping, pre-surgical planning, surgical facilities, surgical procedures, aseptic technique, intraoperative monitoring, postoperative care, alleviation of pain and distress, and euthanasia. Translational research support to include the development of surrogate models of the human health and disease. A primary focus is on complex animal models such as those requiring intensive care, telemetry, surgical vascular access implantation, extended parenteral infusion, ultrasonagraphy, and cardiorespiratory instrumentation. As needed, serve as Study Director or Principle Investigator to design, execute, and oversee animal model systems studies. The requires studies involving Animal Biological Safety Level -3 containment, chemical agents, or radiation exposure. The successful applicant must have excellent communication skills and will interact with clients regarding work performed and present seminars and presentations to clients.

Minimum Qualifications: 

D.V.M. from an AVMA accredited program and a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (DACLAM) or completion of a training program in Laboratory Animal  Medicine to become ACLAM board eligible or  with subsequent passage of ACLAM boards . Licensed in Veterinary Medicine in at least one State and required to obtain licensure within 6 months of employment in the State of New Mexico to include USDA Category I and II accreditation. Knowledge of, and ability to ensure compliance with the USDA Animal Welfare Act, The Guide for the Care & Use of Laboratory Animals, NIH Public Health Service Policy, AAALAC International guidelines, and all state, county and city regulations. Desired experience includes development of advanced animal models to include surgical instrumentation and intensive care and five years contract research laboratory experience. Preference will be given to candidates that have worked with human or animal pathogens in a containment laboratory environment.      

Other Requirements:              

Applicant must be a US citizen able to maintain a DoJ and DoD Clearances

Applicant must be willing and medically qualified to be immunized with IND and/or licensed vaccines against laboratory pathogens in use in the BL-3 laboratory.

Employment is contingent upon all of the above and, in addition, to a qualifying physical examination to work in a ABSL-3 containment laboratory, medical clearance to wear a respirator, and drug screening.