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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.
• 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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian @ Beaumont Health System 6/17/2014
Beaumont Health System seeks a year round part time attending clinical veterinarian. Beaumont Health System is an established hospital /research institute with a national reputation for excellence. Our AAALAC International accredited vivarium is located 20 miles north of Detroit, in Royal Oak.
This position reports to the Administrative Director of the Research Institute. Responsibilities include provision of veterinary care (on call availability), surgical support, and preventative medicine programs; consultation and collaboration with investigators for animal model and protocol development. Candidate will engage in IACUC activities and ensure compliance with regulatory and internal policies.
Minimal qualifications for this position are a DVM/VMD degree, license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Michigan, and five years’ experience with an animal research program. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Surgical experience and ACLAM board certification is preferred.
Beaumont Health System offers competitive compensation. Individuals interested in this position should submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae to Michele McGonagle, 3811 W. Thirteen Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073 or via email at Michele.email@example.com
Clinical Veterinarian @ University of Chicago 6/16/2014
Req # 02177
The University of Chicago's Department of Surgery and Animal Resources Center seeks a Clinical Veterinarian to join a multi-species, comprehensive animal research program. This position is an academic appointment within the Biological Sciences Division. The University of Chicago is an AAALAC International accredited institution with greater than $400 million in research funding annually.
The incumbent will share in the clinical veterinary care of over a dozen different species housed in the 138,000 square feet of centrally managed research facilities. Responsibilities include assisting in oversight of the quarantine and sentinel program, assisting in the ARC training program, contributing to the development of institutional animal care and use policies, participating in IACUC protocol review and providing investigator consultation on research protocols.
Prior to the start of employment, an individual must possess the following qualifications: (1) have a DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA accredited institution; (2) have completed training in laboratory animal medicine; and (3) be able to obtain unrestricted Illinois veterinary licensure. Preferred qualifications include ACLAM board certification or eligibility and the ability to begin employment during calendar year 2014. Compensation and academic rank are dependent upon qualifications and includes a generous package of fringe benefits.
Qualified applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago academic career opportunities site at http://tinyurl.com/mj4dpyu by uploading a current curriculum vitae, cover letter, and full contact information for at least three individuals from whom letters of support will be requested.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 6/6/2014
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF VETERINARY RESOURCES & RESEARCH SUPPORT SNPRC
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
ASSISTANT UNIVERSITY VETERINARIAN 5/29/2014
Life & Environmental Sciences Animal Resources Centre
The University of Calgary Animal Research & Education (UCARE) unit is seeking an Assistant University Veterinarian to support research, education and service within the University through UCARE. The successful applicant will be responsible for overseeing animal care components of the Main Campus animal facilities (Life & Environmental Sciences Animal Resources Centre). This includes 3 Animal Resources facilities (Life & Environmental Sciences Animal Resources Centre) which serve the major University Faculties using animals in research and teaching. These facilities include a recently constructed Mouse Embryo Transfer Re-derivation facility. The responsibilities include providing professional veterinary care services, advice and expertise on care and use of University animals, Animal Care Committee participation, collaborative research, direct participation in the Institutional Animal User Training program, and can involve participation in the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine undergraduate and graduate curriculum as an educator. The Assistant University Veterinarian will ensure that animals used in teaching and research are cared for in accordance with government legislation and regulations, the professional and ethical codes, and the guidelines and standards to which the University adheres and in accordance with other applicable University policies.
Qualifications include a DVM (or equivalent) degree and solid experience in veterinary medicine and surgery in a wide range of animal species. Experience in aquatic animal species would be an asset. Advanced training in Research/Laboratory Animal Medicine is desirable. Advanced degrees (MSc, PhD) are desirable (but not essential). The candidates must possess or be immediately eligible for licensure in Alberta and obtain that license to practice veterinary medicine in Alberta. Exceptional communication skills are essential.
This position is classified in the Professional Career Band, Level 4 of the Management and Professional Staff Career Framework with a salary range of $90,300 to $135,500 per annum.
The University of Calgary is a comprehensive research intensive university located in a vibrant, multicultural city of over 1 million people. Calgary is located near the Rocky Mountains, Banff national park and Lake Louise Alberta.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Interested individuals should apply on line at the University of Calgary Human Resources website (http://www.ucalgary.ca/careersuofc/staff and Reference Job ID 6296) by providing a letter outlining pertinent qualifications, personal attribute and pertinent experience, Curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity
Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian 5/22/2014
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Qualifications: DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine with a desire to work in a pre-clinical toxicology laboratory. Candidate must have a strong preference of experience in a research/lab animal/GLP environment. Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal, mentoring and teaching skills.
•Ensure facility is maintained and studies are conducted in compliance with all applicable regulations, guidelines and standards that relate to animal care and use (e.g. USDA, AWA, PHS, AAALAC).
•Provide preventive and clinical veterinary care for all animals in the facility. Conduct regular vivarium rounds and animal welfare assessments. Perform SOP and study protocol driven veterinary activities.
•Assist in the oversight of the vivarium’s preventative and colony health assessment programs.
•Perform surgical support as needed and provide anesthesia, surgical and analgesic technical expertise/advice to facilitate study protocol development.
•Assist in the development and review of new procedures and technologies appropriate to research studies, including surgical procedures. Assist in the direction, development and maintenance of animal models.
•Provide support for activities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), including protocol review, policy and guideline review, study director consultation, program review and facility inspections. May serve on the IACUC committee.
•Participate in preparation of all required reports for AAALAC accreditation, OLAW and USDA.
•May participate in regulatory/sponsor inspections and quality assurance audits.
•Assist in the development and training of staff.
•May provide oversight and management of animal husbandry personnel.
•Write, review and update facility SOPs and policies as required.
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Laboratory Animal Medicine 5/19/2014
The Johns Hopkins Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine invites applications for our 4-year postdoctoral fellowship (research emphasis). The successful candidate will receive 3 years of outstanding research training in a multi-disciplinary mentored research environment in a discipline of their choice. Research training is preceded by one year of intensive training in laboratory animal medicine in preparation for certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). This training opportunity is comparable to residency/PhD programs offered at many veterinary schools, but is distinguished by the much broader research opportunities afforded by a large medical institution and pursuit of a PhD in a stellar JHU graduate program.
This is a 2-part program: three years of research training, funded by the National Institutes of Health, is preceded by a clinical year funded by Research Animal Resources. The first year emphasizes acquiring competence in clinical care and diagnostic procedures through rotations in surgical support and post-operative care, rodent program management, and primate medicine and breeding colony management. In years 2 to 4 trainees undertake full-time mentored basic or applied research in a discipline of their choice. Trainees pursue a PhD concurrent with their research training.
Our faculty consisting of 21 individuals includes 13 veterinarians, six of whom also have PhD degrees. Four of the veterinarians are ACLAM Diplomates, 5 are ACVP Diplomates and one is an ACLAM/ACVP Diplomate. The other 8 faculty hold PhD or MD degrees. Research interests include retrovirology, neuropathology, cardiovascular disease, proteomics, rodent phenotyping and laboratory animal diseases. Trainees also may work with faculty from more than 30 academic departments forming Johns Hopkins Medicine.
This position is targeted for a veterinarian who wishes to pursue a career in research as a laboratory animal veterinarian. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree, be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States who has graduated from an AVMA-accredited institution and have passed the NAVLE. Candidates from non AVMA-accredited institutions must be citizens or permanent residents of the US and must have the ECFVG or a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state of the US.
Johns Hopkins participates in the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) [www.virmp.org]. Applicants must complete their applications on or before November 2, 2014 (provisional date) to ensure that the program has ample time to schedule and complete onsite interviews with prospective candidates. As this deadline is distinct from other fellowship/residency specialties participating in VIRMP you should contact your references and registrar to ensure they submit their letters of support and your transcripts ahead of the November 2nd deadline. Interviews will take place in November 2014. Questions can be addressed to Emma Ey, Academic Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University, 733 N. Broadway, Suite 811, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, phone (443) 287-2953 or E-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and educator.
Residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine - Clinical Emphasis 5/19/2014
The Johns Hopkins Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology invites applications for our three-year residency program in Laboratory Animal Medicine (clinical emphasis). This American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) approved program provides outstanding clinical training in laboratory animal medicine plus didactic training and research activities needed to fulfill the requirements for certification by the ACLAM.
Competence in colony management, clinical care, pathology, and diagnostic procedures in laboratory animals is achieved through mentored rotations in large animal surgical support and post-operative care, old and new world primate medicine and breeding colony management, and rodent program management. Our trainees have extraordinary diagnostic and surgical facilities at their disposal including a dedicated surgery, radiology and ultrasound, hematology and clinical chemistry analyzers plus access to state-of-the-art small animal imaging and behavioral cores. The veterinary team provides clinical and surgical services, animal handling and technique training, and protocol consultation to research investigators throughout the Johns Hopkins University. Didactic training includes weekly lectures, pathology slide conference, journal and regulations clubs and seminar series. Residents pre-review animal care and use protocols and attend monthly IACUC meetings.
Our faculty includes 11 veterinarians, six of whom also have PhD degrees. Four of the veterinarians are ACLAM Diplomates, 4 are ACVP Diplomates and one is an ACLAM/ACVP Diplomate. Research interests include retrovirology, neuropathology, cardiovascular disease, proteomics, rodent phenotyping, animal behavior, plus epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and pathology of laboratory animal diseases.
Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree and be a citizen or noncitizen resident of the United States, have graduated from an AVMA-accredited institution and passed the NAVLE. Candidates from non AVMA-accredited institutions must have the ECFVG or a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state of the US. Prior clinical experience is desirable.
Johns Hopkins participates in the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) [www.virmp.org]. Applicants must complete their applications on or before November 2, 2014 (provisional date) to ensure that the program has ample time to schedule and complete onsite interviews with prospective candidates. As this deadline is distinct from other fellowship/residency specialties participating in VIRMP you should contact your references and registrar to ensure they submit their letters of support and your transcripts ahead of the November deadline. Interviews will take place November 2014. Questions can be addressed to Emma Ey, Academic Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University, 733 N. Broadway, Suite 811, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, phone (443) 287-2953 or E-mailed to email@example.com. Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and educator.
Assistant Director of Animal Care @ Brown University, Providence, RI 4/28/14
The Assistant Director of Animal Care has veterinary support responsibilities both on the Brown University campus and at the Affiliated Hospitals having research programs involving the care and use of laboratory animals. Its occupant (in consultation with the Director and Associate Director of Animal Care) supervises programs of veterinary care, provides surgical support, supervises/advises animal care staff members at multiple institutions, helps the institutions to comply with Public Health Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations and guidelines, provides guidance in maintaining accreditation of animal care and use programs and facilities, advises/assists Principal Investigators in the design and performance of animal care and use protocols, and serves on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees of those Affiliated Hospitals.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Provide clinical expertise at Brown and affiliated hospitals
- Supervise animal care functions in maintenance of genetically altered rodents
- Monitor animal health status
- Provide veterinary assistance for surgical procedures
- Advise and assist researchers at affiliated hospitals and Brown regarding appropriate methodologies and suitability of particular animal models for varying research needs
- Review research protocols submitted to Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at affiliated hospitals
Brown’s animal care and use program is located in several campus and non-campus facilities in Providence, RI and supports a vast array of major research programs involving the use of animals including biotechnology, physiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, pathology, psychology and several other smaller programs. Brown Animal Care provides an excellent research infrastructure, including barrier and conventional housing, and supports both clinical and experimental medicine and surgery.
Minimum requirements include:
- DVM (or equivalent) from an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited school
- Advanced formal residency training and/or six years’ experience in institutional laboratory animal medicine to be board eligible by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM). Diplomat status in ACLAM is highly preferred.
- Must be able to obtain a veterinary license in Rhode Island
- Must be able to obtain controlled substance certification from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills are required overall.
- Must be able to exert influence without necessarily having direct line authority.
- Must be able to work in a number of locations and budget time and effort effectively according to the needs at each on.
- Must be able and willing to work occasional weekends in an on-call role.
- Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
This replacement position will become part of a 3-ACLAM Diplomat veterinary group. Qualified individuals interested in this non-academic position should apply via our website at https://careers.brown.edu Job Number 112368
Benefit information related to this staff position can be found at:
Brown University has been accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) since 1971.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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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.
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