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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.

 

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.mcgonagle@beaumont.edu

 

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.

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                                 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