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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
phone: 301.451.8334
cell: 301.905.2965
fax: 301.402.0352

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



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).

Responsibilities include:

Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Exceptional Working Conditions

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.

Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian @ Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 3/11/2014


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Job number: 14000293

Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian-14000293

Position Description: The Georgia State University, Division of Animal Resources, GeorgiaGinvites applications for the position of Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian. Essential responsibilities of the position are as follows:

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

For more information, please contact:  Michael Hart, University Veterinarian and Director, Division of Animal Resources at

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 and register to view current career openings and apply to Job Number #1400917.

Please be aware that you must apply online via our web site to be officially considered an applicant to any Bristol-Myers Squibb job posting.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian @ University of Louisville 1/31/2014

Position Description

The University of Louisville (UofL) is seeking a highly motivated veterinarian to support its growing animal research program.  One of the oldest urban institutions of higher learning in the US, the University’s principal biomedical research activities are concentrated at the downtown medical campus.  In addition to the UofL Health Sciences Center, the medical campus includes Jewish and Kosair Children’s Hospitals, UofL Hospital, and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. 

Primary responsibilities will include but not be limited to:  1) assisting in the management of nine UofL animal facilities including clinical care, colony management, and health monitoring for rodents and a wide variety of other species, including farm animals, associated with medical and educational research; 2) completing special administrative projects as assigned by the Assistant Director; and 3) participating in a broad range of regulatory activities including IACUC protocol review and assurance of AAALAC, OLAW, DOD, GLP, FDA, and USDA standards. 

Qualifications include a DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited institution, a license to practice veterinary medicine in the United States, and a minimum of two years of experience in a biomedical research environment, preferably a Laboratory Animal Medicine residency.  Board eligible or board certified candidates are also encouraged to apply.  Interpersonal skills and organizational abilities are imperative. 

Contact Information:

The University offers excellent health, educational, and retirement benefits. Inquiries, nominations, and/or applications will be accepted from qualified candidates until the position is filled; therefore a prompt indication of interest is recommended. Preliminary inquiries are welcomed. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Qualified applicants may submit a preliminary letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references to:  Dr. Mary Proctor (telephone 502/852-5269, FAX 502/852-7943, Faculty/Administrator

How to Apply, Job ID number -  29041

To apply for this position, follow the "Online App. Form" link below, then click on the "Apply Now" button on that page. You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. You must submit your application by midnight of the application deadline. If the posting description requested that you follow up and mail or email other documents, your application will not be considered complete until those have been received by the department.

Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 1980 Arthur Street - Louisville, Kentucky 40208. If you have any questions or problems please contact, Center for Faculty Personnel - or by phone 502-852-5301

If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6542 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.


Executive Director @ Center for Laboratory Animal Medicine and Care (CLAMC) 1/23/14

Candidates should apply online at:

The review of applications will begin March 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled; the new Executive Director is expected to begin his/her duties in August, 2014.


The Executive Director is responsible for leadership and best practices in animal care and use at UTHealth, an Association for Assessment & Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC-I) accredited program with the following resources:

  1. A highly motivated team of approximately 50 that includes diplomats of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), other veterinarians, and various certified professional staff and technicians
  2. An ACLAM approved laboratory animal medicine residency training program consortium jointly operated with Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center
  3. State of the art facilities of approximately 80,000 ft2 in six primary campus locations


  1. Degree in veterinary medicine from an AVMA accredited institution or equivalent foreign degree
  2. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  3. License to practice veterinary medicine in the United States
  4. Minimum of five years of significant managerial and operational responsibilities in research animal facilities, including experience in an AAALAC-accredited program
  5. Excellent interpersonal/communication skills, organizational and managerial skills

For more information, please contact: Eric Solberg, Associate Vice President, Research & Academic Affairs; Chair, Search Committee -