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Residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine @ Oregon State Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Consortium: 10/2/2013
Applications are invited for three residency positions currently available through the Oregon State Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Consortium (OSLAMRC). Residents are expected to spend the majority of their time at their respective home institution, but will also complete required rotations at the two other primary institutions listed above.
One residency is available at Oregon State University (OSU) which includes the: Laboratory Animal Research Center (LARC); College of Veterinary Medicine; Department of Biomedical Research; Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory; Department of Rangeland Sciences; Hatfield Marine Science Center (Newport, OR) and; the Sinnhuber Aquatic Research Laboratory, which collaborates extensively with the Zebrafish International Resource Center (ZIRC).
Two residency position are available at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Of those two positions available at OHSU, one is located on the main Marquam Hill Campus which includes: OHSU Hospital; Doernbecher Children’s Hospital; Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing and; multiple research centers and laboratories. The second OHSU position is located on the West Campus at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC), which includes: the Division of Comparative Medicine; four Scientific Divisions - Pathobiology and Immunology; Neurosciences; Reproductive and Developmental Sciences; Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism and; the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute.
The OSLAMRC ACLAM-recognized residency program is designed to prepare veterinarians for careers in laboratory animal medicine and meet all requirements to support preparation for ACLAM board certification. The program is three years, with the first two years focused on didactic training and supervised clinical experience, and the third year dedicated to mentored research and submission of a first-authorship manuscript to a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Clinical and pathology training includes lectures and seminars covering a range of pertinent topics in laboratory animal models, species biology, clinical and pathologic aspects of diseases, facility management and design, human resources management, and regulatory affairs and oversight.
The OSLAMRC is a multi-institutional residency program. Although residents will be assigned to a respective primary training site and required rotations through the other two primary sites as listed above, optional rotations are additionally available at other participating institutions:
- Legacy Research Institute (Portland, OR)
- Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Portland, OR)
Participation by multiple institutions provides residents unique opportunities for exposure to a wide breadth of animal species, research projects, and faculty expertise and perspective, with emphasis on comparative and preventive medicine. Concurrent graduate degree programs are available.
Candidates must be highly motivated, have strong academic records, and possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Qualified applicants must 1) have a DVM/VMD degree or equivalent from an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine (or have completed all ECFVG requirements), 2) have passed the national veterinary licensure examination (NAVLE) by the initiation of the program, and 3) be currently licensed to practice in at least one state in the U.S. Applications are accepted only through the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) website, where complete application requirements can also be found: http://virmp.org/. Applications are accepted October 15, 2013 through November 3, 2013 (Please note revised applications deadline).
Please direct inquiries according to institution(s) of primary interest, but multiple institutional inquiries are welcome.
For Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine, contact:
For Oregon Health & Science University Marquam Hill campus, contact:
For the Oregon National Primate Research Center of OHSU, contact:
Animal Facilities Director and Attending Veterinarian @ NIOSH 8/27/13
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), an institute of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will be seeking applications to fill an opening for a Veterinary Medical Officer, GS-0701-14, who will serve as Animal Facilities Director and Attending Veterinarian. The position is located in the Health Effects Laboratory Division (HELD) of NIOSH in Morgantown, West Virginia.
The Animal Facilities Director is responsible for support to the research program, technical oversight and direction of animal facilities operation, effective veterinary care to ensure health and quality of the animals, administration of the program budget, oversight of contract services, procurement of animals and supplies, and contract administration. As Attending Veterinarian, the incumbent leads the program of animal care and use, establishes guidelines and procedures to ensure full compliance with regulations and standards and to achieve continued accreditation, participates in and helps coordinate all activities of the IACUC, provides advice and training about current standards and procedures for the care and use of research animals, aids in Division management, and represents the Institute in matters related to animal programs. Work may involve the use of potentially hazardous materials or may be located in the vicinity of hazardous materials. Work may require use of personal protective equipment and adherence to safety protocols.
The successful candidate must hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) degree from a college or school of veterinary medicine accredited by the AVMA, or equivalent foreign degree, as well as a license to practice veterinary medicine in the U.S. Experience in management of a laboratory animal program, equivalent to at least one year in GS-13 grade in the federal service, including experience in leading an IACUC and an accredited program of animal care and use, directing an animal facility, and the other responsibilities of the position, is required. Salary is depending upon academic degree and experience, starting at $96,690 up to $125,695.
The NIOSH Health Effects Laboratory Division (HELD) conducts focused, basic, applied, and preventive laboratory research for controlling and preventing workplace safety and health problems. Animals are used in projects studying the disease-associated or toxic effects of hazardous materials, developing biomarkers of disease, studying body response to worksite conditions, developing models of occupational disease, and studying mechanisms that integrate cells and organ systems. The laboratories include one of the world’s leading facilities for exposure of laboratory rodents to hazardous materials by inhalation and other routes. The animal care and use program is accredited by AAALAC International and uses rats and mice housed in a 10,000 sq.ft. barrier facility staffed by ten animal care and support technicians. The NIOSH research campus in Morgantown is adjacent to the medical campus of West Virginia University. Metropolitan areas in Pittsburgh and Washington DC are within a one and three hour drive, respectively. http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/im-held.html NIOSH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Formal vacancy announcement will be made in the near future at https://www.usajobs.gov/, and the open period for application will be limited to about 14 days. All applicants must apply through the upcoming USAJOBS vacancy announcement. To be notified of the job opening and vacancy announcement number, please contact Ms. Barbara Elbon, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Health Effects Laboratory Division, at Phone Number (304) 285-6121 or E-mail: BElbon@CDC.GOV.
Director of Comparative Medicine @ Northeast Ohio Medical University 7/12/13
The Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, Comparative Medicine. The Comparative Medicine Unit (CMU) is a centralized 24,000 sq ft multispecies facility that supports NEOMED’s research mission for the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Graduate Studies. NEOMED’s animal care program has been continuously accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC) since 1982. The facility is registered as a research facility with the United States Department of Agriculture and has an Animal Welfare Assurance on file with the Public Health Service. A renovation and addition project is currently near completion that will provide approximately 10,000 sq ft of new animal facility space.
The Director will have a tremendous opportunity to direct a growing animal-based research program that supports not only NEOMED’s research activities, but also those arising from University partners and others within the northeast Ohio region. Reporting to the Vice President for Research, the Director will be an important member of the University’s research enterprise working in a collegial academic environment in which the animal care program is highly valued. The Director will serve as the Attending Veterinarian for a wide range of traditional small and large animal research species as well as wild animals and advise research investigators in animal model selection, study design, and the proper the use of research animals. The Director will work collaboratively with all members of the research community to maintain an outstanding program of animal care that emphasizes regulatory compliance. Service on relevant University committees and pursuit of funding opportunities for CMU enhancements as needed are important aspects of the Director’s responsibilities.
NEOMED is a community-based, public institution focused on the health professions, offering a doctor of medicine (M.D.), a doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D), and a variety of graduate degrees. The NEOMED educational consortium is comprised of the Rootstown, Ohio campus, eight teaching hospitals, nine associated hospitals, two boards of health, the University of Akron, Kent State University, Youngstown State University and Cleveland State University.
Qualified candidates will possess a doctor of veterinary medicine degree (DVM, VMD) from an AVMA accredited college of veterinary medicine and be certified as a Diplomate in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. To be considered, candidates must have extensive knowledge of, and experience with, research animal health care and experimental use, animal facility operation, research animal regulations and policies, and the AAALAC accreditation process. Demonstrated competence in working cooperatively with research investigators and evidence of success in progressive leadership roles in a comprehensive animal care program are essential.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Interested candidates can apply online at https://neomed.peopleadmin.com/postings/search. Submit a cover letter with a summary of professional goals, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references for position #0070. Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
NEOMED is a tobacco free workplace.
The University’s dedication to excellence is complemented by its strong commitment to building and sustaining a culturally diverse academic community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. NEOMED is an equal opportunity employer and educator.