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Veterinarian @ Emory University School of Medicine 2/8/2016

The Emory University School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a veterinarian to join a well-established, AAALAC-accredited program.  Responsibilities involve the comprehensive practice of laboratory animal medicine with a focus on clinical care for a primarily rodent-based census and oversight of the rodent managed breeding service. Additional clinical responsibilities include providing veterinary care and anesthesia support for a variety of non-rodent models.  The position will also include research support, IACUC participation, and didactic and clinical training of laboratory animal veterinary residents.  

            Qualifications:  Candidates should have a strong knowledge and/or interest in laboratory rodent medicine and management and must be qualified by licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.  Specialty training in laboratory animal medicine and eligibility to sit for the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board exam are required.  Salary and any academic appointment will be commensurate with training and experience.

            Applicants should send a letter of introduction and a Curriculum vitae by March 31, 2016 to Michael J. Huerkamp, DVM, Professor of Pathology and Director, Division of Animal Resources, 615 Michael Street, Suite G02, Atlanta, GA 30322; mhuerka@emory.edu.

Emory University is an EEO/AA employer.

Experience Emory!

 

Senior Staff Veterinarian @ Un. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 1/21/2016

The Animal Resource Center (ARC) at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSWMC) invites applications for an immediate opening for a Senior Staff Veterinarian.  The ARC is a large service unit that provides animal husbandry, investigator support and veterinary care to the research programs on campus. The animal care program at UTSWMC is AAALAC International accredited, and is comprised of 6 veterinarians, 16 veterinary technicians and approximately 200 support and animal care staff. Animal facilities encompass approximately 175,000 sq. ft. and house a variety of species but predominately rodents.

UTSWMC focuses on attracting and retaining pre-eminent researchers, while maintaining an environment that promotes research in diverse areas. UTSWMC has six Nobel laureates, 23 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 19 members of the National Academy of Medicine. UTSWMC has more than 3,300 research projects under way with more than $415 million in annual funding.

Job responsibilities include providing clinical and surgical care to research and teaching animals at UTSWMC; providing technical support to research projects, collaborating with researchers; ensuring compliance with federal regulations and AAALAC International standards, and training research and animal care staff. The position reports to the Director of the Animal Resource Center. 
    
The candidate must possess a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college, have a minimum of 3 years experience in laboratory animal medicine, and ability to obtain a veterinary medical license in Texas. Experience with IACUC protocol review and a working knowledge of federal regulations and AAALAC accreditation procedures is expected.  Successful completion of a laboratory animal training program, ACLAM board eligibility, or current ACLAM certification is strongly preferred.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as good organizational and administrative skills are essential. 

 For further information, please contact Dr. Bart Carter at (214) 648-1468 or email Bart.Carter@UTSouthwestern.edu

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, and the names of three references to:  Dr. Bart Carter DVM, MS, DACLAM, LRSB Building 4th Floor, Suite 110, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas TX 75390-9037. Additional information and an application can be found through the UTSWMC Human Resources website at www.hr.swmed.edu  or P.O. Box 45310, Dallas, TX 75245, FAX: 214/648-9809.

UTSWMC is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

Senior Veterinarian @ Washington National Primate Research Center 1/15/2016

 

University of Washington (UW)

Req #:   122797

Department:      Washington National Primate Research Center

Job Location:      Downtown Seattle

Closing Info:       Open Until Filled

Salary:   Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

http://www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs/

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The Primate Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Veterinarian.  Under the general direction of the Supervisory Veterinarian, this position provides critical veterinary care of nonhuman primates participating in research and breeding at the WaNPRC.  This position will have primary duties to include but not limited to performance of specialized work related to the health, care and management of nonhuman primates at the WaNPRC.  This position requires clinical and surgical veterinary skills, the ability to maintain clinical records and databases, computer literacy, strong organizational skills, support of research procedures and communication with investigators, direct interaction with diverse groups within the WaNPRC and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

This position must ensure the optimal veterinary care of nonhuman primates at the WaNPRC and provide support for AIDS-related and other research as well as breeding programs within the WaNPRC facilities.

This position must:

* Ensure the optimal veterinary health care of Non-Human Primates at the WaNPRC;

* Ensure the University of Washington is in compliance with federal regulations of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), National Institute of Health (NIH), and with accreditation standards of the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Lab Animal Care(International) (AAALAC);

* Support the AIDS-related research projects at the WaNPRC by consultation with investigators and oversight of technical research procedures;

* Support the health of WaNPRC breeding colonies.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

Veterinary Services

* Perform preventative medicine including but not limited to: quarantine procedures, dental procedures, review of health records and physiological blood data values of research and colony animals, review of and modification of clinical treatment and research protocols;

* Participate in animal health maintenance including but not limited to: surveillance of colony animal health in conjunction with other veterinary clinical staff and colony staff, infectious disease testing, routine physical exams and bio-sample analysis for research and colony animals, dental health examination.

* Participate in weekly clinical rounds;

* Provide care to sick or injured animals including provision of follow-up care and release from clinical treatment;

* Maintain clinical records in a custom electronic database, the Animal Research Management System (ARMS);

* Keep continuous surveillance for clinical signs of disease and injury;

* Perform radiology, ultrasound, endoscopic, and surgical procedures;

* Provide care for pregnant and neonatal NHPs;

* Determine and direct use of anesthetic and analgesic agents;

* Provide guidance to surgical support staff on instrumentation, sanitation practices, surgical suite maintenance;

* Provide patient anesthesia and monitoring as needed;

* Provide and oversee post-operative intensive care, including the use of sedatives, analgesics, and antibiotics;

* Provide weekend/holiday on call coverage across all Seattle facilities involving NHPs assigned to a variety of research projects;

* Perform the duties required of Essential Personnel members in the event of an emergency;

* Communicate regularly with veterinary, husbandry, pathology, behavioral management staff;

* Perform other duties as assigned.

Research Support

* Maintain detailed records regarding individual laboratory animals, e.g., animal health, weights, procedures performed, medications administered, project assignments, etc. within regulatory requirements and WaNPRC guidelines;

* Review viral testing records to ensure maintenance of SPF colony status;

* Monitor progression of AIDS in lentivirus-infected animals, and take appropriate actions to support animal welfare;

* Assist investigators with protocol development and study scheduling;

* Consult with investigators regarding study progression;

* Train and oversee technical staff performing research procedures and anesthesia;

* Perform research surgeries and procedures, and develop new techniques;

* Assist with grant preparation and review where applicable.

Regulatory Compliance

* Maintain compliance with all USDA, PHS, AAALAC, UW, and WaNPRC policies and procedures

* Provide training to veterinary technicians, husbandry staff, students, residents, and visiting scientists;

* Conduct clinical research, either independently or collaboratively, to advance knowledge regarding nonhuman primate medicine and research use.  Information gained is to be reported in local and national forums and peer reviewed literature.

* Participate in continuing education opportunities, including small animal continuing education courses and literature pertaining to nonhuman primates; nonhuman primate related conferences and meetings, specialty practice conferences and inter-department research related lectures and literature.

* Write and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);

* Participate in WaNPRC and UW committees and Primate Center Consortium working groups.

This position will provide technical direction to the Veterinarian Services, Animal Care, and Research Support staffs.

REQUIREMENTS:

* Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from a College of Veterinary Medicine that is accredited by the American Veterinary Association or has a certificate issued by the American Veterinary Association's Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG in progress will be considered), and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state;

* The ability to obtain a license to practice in the state of Washington and National USDA accreditation.

* A minimum of three years of clinical and surgical experience with laboratory animals including nonhuman primates.

* It is necessary to have clinical proficiency with primates, a high level of technical skills specific to primates, understanding of animal welfare regulations and an understanding and proficiency in biosafety principles.

* Excellent written and oral communication skills.

* Proficiency in use of computers including use of word processing, spreadsheets, database software, and internet usage.

* Demonstrated capacity to work well independently and in collaboration with a diverse staff.

DESIRED:

* Board certification in Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).

* Experience with nonhuman primates assigned to AIDS-related research projects.

* Research surgical and imaging (ultrasound, endoscopy, and laparoscopy) experience.

* Clinical teaching experience.

* Supervisory experience.

Condition of Employment:

See UW Hires for details

Application Process:

Please see UW Hires, Req #: 122797

Senior Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian @ the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) 1/7/2016

The UAB Animal Resources Program is currently searching for a Senior Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian to assist the ARP Director with overall management of the ARP veterinary medical and surgical programs and directly supervises professional and technical staff. This position will provide clinical and surgical care of research animals including consultation with researchers concerning appropriate surgical techniques, anesthetic and analgesic regimens. A senior clinical veterinarian is expected to have the knowledge, ability and experience to work independently with a thorough understanding of all aspects of a laboratory animal care and use program including the applicable laws, regulations and accreditation procedures applicable to laboratory animal medicine. In addition the senior clinical veterinarian should have knowledge of facility resources and participate in the oversight, maintenance and coordination of the activities required to ensure that equipment and buildings are appropriate to support the activities of a dynamic laboratory animal program. The senior clinical veterinarian will participate in all aspects of oversight including protocol review, policy and training development.  Personnel supervision may include other professionals such as clinical veterinarians, veterinary technicians, environmental enrichment coordinators, animal husbandry technicians or other personnel with responsibilities in laboratory animal care and use. This position requires a minimum of 3 years of experience with large animal surgery.

Qualifications

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and six (6) years of related experience required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement. Currently credentialed as an American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) Diplomate by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) or similar board veterinary specialty (i.e. American College of Veterinary Surgeons or American College Veterinary Pathologist) preferred.  At least three (3) years of previous experience performing surgery on large animals is strongly preferred.

For the complete job description and to submit your application, visit:  https://uab.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=T35348

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a comprehensive urban university with a nationally recognized academic health center. Since its beginnings only a few decades ago, UAB has become one of the nation’s leading research universities.  The Animal Resources Program (ARP) is the service unit that provides care for all animals required in research and teaching programs at UAB and affiliated hospitals. The ARP oversees approximately 215,000 square feet of space designated for use or care of laboratory animals.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

 

Staff Veterinarian @ Brown University, Providence, RI 1/4/2016



The Staff Veterinarian has veterinary support responsibilities both on the Brown University campus and at Affiliated Hospitals having research programs involving the care and use of laboratory animals.  Its occupant (in consultation with the Director and Assistant Director of Animal Care) supervises programs of veterinary care, provides medical and surgical support, 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 AAALAC 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 at Brown University and at the Affiliated Hospitals.

Qualifications:

Please note: Those finishing residency programs are encouraged to apply.

The full job description is located on the Brown University Career Site https://careers.brown.edu  .

Qualified individuals interested in this non-academic position should apply via this website;  Job REQ 121894.

 

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Senior Scientist, Office of the Scientific Director, Animal Program 

1/4/2016

With nationwide responsibility for improving the health and well-being of all Americans, the Department of Health and Human Services oversees the biomedical research programs of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and those of NIH’s research Institutes.  The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is seeking an outstanding scientist to direct the Animal Program on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.  The NHLBI DIR faculty are an outstanding group of internationally recognized biomedical researchers working on a wide range of basic and clinical research topics (please see http://dir.nhlbi.nih.gov/) complemented by intramural research within the other NIH institutes (please see http://www.nih.gov/science/#campus).

The NHLBI is recruiting for a Senior Scientist in the Office of the Scientific Director, Animal Program. There are three major components to the NHLBI Animal Program which comes together to support the NHLBI research program.  Technical Support: The Animal Program provides care and technical services for NHLBI research animals including husbandry, purchasing, health monitoring, animal import/export, mouse rederivation and cryopreservation services as well as providing support for NHLBI animals in other NIH facilities.  Animal Surgery and Resources Core: The Core services provided include animal model development, surgery, surgical support, post-operative care as well as technical services such as radiography, blood and tissue collection, hematology and blood chemistries.  Murine Phenotyping Core: Provides cardiovascular, metabolic, pulmonary, neuromuscular and behavioral phenotyping primarily for mice but also other species.

Candidates must have a D.V.M., and have experience with processing animal care contracts. Supervisory experience is preferred, although not required.

Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. 

Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.  Applicants should submit: descriptive letter of interest highlighting key qualifications; current curriculum vitae with complete bibliography, and arrange for the submission of six letters of reference.

Applications will be accepted via email only beginning Monday, January 4, 2016 – Monday, January 18, 2016. To apply, please email your CV and supporting documentation to Maria Gonzalez at gonzamar@nhlbi.nih.gov.

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

BioResearch Core Director

Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12/23/2015

REPORTS TO: Director of Rensselaer’s Research Cores

JOB SUMMARY: The BioResearch Core Director will oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the animal research facility including oversight of technical staff. The Core Director will provide professional veterinary services in support of researchers in the health, care, and breeding of animals and the administration of surgical procedures/methods to animals. The Core Director will also provide oversight and scheduling of equipment and physical plant maintenance and repairs as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

COMMENTS:

This position may require irregular hours, including occasional weekends and/or holidays. The Director may not own certain rodent pets and his/her visits to external animal facilities will be strictly regulated. The work environment may cause or exacerbate animal-related allergies.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please apply on line at http://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/3163 and attach a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for three or more references. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Ms. Kathy McNamara, mcnamk@rpi.edu.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.

 

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) 11/30/15

Comparative & Translational Sciences Veterinarian (WD42549)

The Comparative & Translational Sciences Veterinarian will provide scientific support to program and project teams for the utilization of animal models in drug discovery and development, and provide expertise in comparative biology, translational science, and the development of human disease relevant models, including complex in vitro models. Accountable for proactive scientific dialogue with teams across R&D and external partners; contributing to team discussions which impact animal and non-animal model development, validation/relevance, use, interpretation and reporting. Assist with scientific and technological exchange with internal and external partners, facilitating the smooth transfer of capabilities to accomplish scientific objectives. Ensure the provision of appropriate clinical veterinary advice as needed.

Key Responsibilities:
This role is highly complex with a need to navigate a cross-R&D cultural and operational shift toward higher quality and more human disease relevant modeling


Leverage medical knowledge to drive effective communication with internal research partners and between internal and external partners to influence animal model selection and use, as well as alternative approaches to answering program and project questions that are also shaped through active collaboration with drug discovery scientists and clinicians

In conjunction with research partners drive the development, maintenance and utilization of internal and external translational capabilities/technologies related to animal models to support drug discovery and development

Maintain an awareness of current departmental and external capabilities, identifying gaps therein relevant to drug discovery and development, and prioritize development of new models to fill those gaps

Provide high quality scientific guidance that impacts animal model development, assurance of relevance/validation, study design and conduct, as well as analysis. These models can include but are not limited to surgically- or genetically-modified models, humanized animal models, or ex vivo models

Develop strong, collaborative working relationships with scientific and technical staff, as well as with clinical veterinary staff. Provide clinical veterinary support.

Provide scientific guidance in the development of translational approaches that complement and leverage the use of animal and other human relevant models, including biomarker and other translational modalities

In conjunction with partners provide scientific guidance to influence and leverage external sourcing of animal model and model capabilities in support of program and projects

Influence effectively in a highly matrixed function. This influence must bring knowledge and balance to assure scientific needs of programs and projects are fulfilled with full understanding and knowledge of the animal use operating environment

Ensure that legal requirements and GSK policies are fully adhered to as part of involvement in both internal and external studies

Basic Qualifications:

DVM/VMD, with Specialty Board Certification such as Laboratory Animal Medicine

Must hold a licence to practice in at least one US State

Documented experience, as evidenced by peer reviewed publications, presentations and work experience, in comparative and translational sciences, or equivalent, with an in-depth understanding of drug discovery and development.

To be successful in the role, this person must have the understanding and knowledge of the animal care and use operating environment, including regulatory aspects, and should have deep expertise in laboratory animal science.

Must be able to challenge status quo in animal model use at all times by bringing scientific leadership and knowledge concerning alternative approaches and model systems

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD

3+ years relevant experience with animal models

Applications are accepted via our website (www.gsk.com) or via the link below:

https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_gsk/external1931/gateway.do?functionName=viewFromLink&jobPostId=282527&localeCode=en-us

If you require assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK HR Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US).

GSK is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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GSK does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact GSK's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to GSK. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and GSK. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of GSK. GSK shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.

Please note that if you are a US Licensed Healthcare Professional or Healthcare Professional as defined by the laws of the state issuing your license, GSK may be required to capture and report expenses GSK incurs, on your behalf, in the event you are afforded an interview for employment. This capture of applicable transfers of value is necessary to ensure GSK’s compliance to all federal and state US Transparency requirements. For more information, please visit GSK’s Transparency Reporting For the Record site.

Clinical Veterinarian @ Concord Biomedical Sciences & Emerging Technologies 11/10/15

DEPARTMENT: Laboratory Animal Resources
REPORTS TO:   Director of Veterinary Services

ORIGINAL DATE: 08/17/12                    LAST REVISED: 10/29/15                   
 

BASIC SUMMARY: Clinical and preventative medical assessment and care of all laboratory species with participation in all procedures and policies related to animal care and husbandry in a GLP-compliant facility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

QUALIFICATIONS:

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must be able to perform laboratory procedure that require talking, hearing, standing or sitting for long periods of time, entering data into an computer, using appropriate instruments, reaching with the hands and arms, working in narrow spaces, and wearing safety equipment (PPE) according to OSHA regulations and company standards
 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Research laboratory/medical environment, which requires use of sharp objects, working around mechanical parts, working with or near known or unknown toxic or caustic chemicals and biological hazards, exposure to fumes and airborne particles, working at a quiet to moderate noise levels

COMMENTS:
This position may require domestic travel, weekends and/or holidays.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Misty Williams-Fritze at mwilliams@cbset.org

All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities of their position. • The essential duties and responsibilities listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.