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Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian/Sr. Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian @ University of Alabama  4/20/16

The UAB Animal Resources Program is currently searching for a Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian and a Senior Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian to assist the ARP Director with overall management of the ARP veterinary medical and surgical programs and directly supervise professional and technical staff.

These positions will provide clinical and surgical care of research animals including consultation with researchers concerning appropriate surgical techniques, anesthetic and analgesic regimens. Lab animal veterinarians are 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 programs including the applicable laws, regulations and accreditation procedures applicable to laboratory animal medicine. In addition, the knowledge of facility resources and participation 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 will be expected from the incumbents. 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. The clinical veterinarian will participate in all activities that are a part of a dynamic laboratory animal care and use program including research, grant writing, equipment and process evaluation, and the development of standard operating procedures. The senior clinical veterinarian will participate in all aspects of oversight including protocol review, policy and training development.

For the complete job description including salary scales and minimum qualifications, visit www.uab.edu/jobs and search for Job ID T35348 (Senior Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian) or T37290 (Clinical Lab Animal Veterinarian). Applicants must submit an application via the website for consideration.

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.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/n9jdg8c3m8

 

Clinical Veterinarian /Open Rank, Research Faculty Appointment (RFA) 4/13/16

Be a part of Making Cancer History® at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center! As our staff grows to meet the demands of expanding facilities and animal colonies, we have a Clinical Veterinarian position available in the Department of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery. This position will be assigned to the Section of Compliance & Rodent Clinical Care (CRCC).  The primary purpose of the Clinical Veterinarian position is to provide clinical veterinary services to MD Anderson Cancer Center investigators and assist in colony management and quality assurance programs. This veterinarian serves as clinical veterinarian for the rodent colonies on the Houston campus and conducts medical surveillance, quality assurance, and pre- and post-surgical/procedural clinical activities.   The clinical veterinarian also assists with QA program oversight for the rodent colonies.

MD Anderson's animal care and use program has been AAALAC accredited since 1969. The Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery has a staff of over 100, including animal care, clinic & surgery, clinical pathology, anatomic pathology, and administrative personnel. Our 80,000+ animals are housed in 120,000+ net square feet of state-of-the-art facilities, with more currently under construction.

Key Functions

1. Clinical Care: Assists with the duties of the Chief, Section of Compliance and Rodent Clinical Care, particularly in working with investigators to resolve animal health and welfare concerns.  Provides mentorship, training, and ongoing support for animal resource technologists in CRCC.

2. Investigator Support: Instructs investigators in appropriate methods of animal care and use.

3. Institutional Compliance: Assists with pre-review and review of animal use requests associated with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (lACUC). Participates in IACUC semi-annual inspections of animal facilities and assists investigators in complying with various animal care and use requirements. Participates in other institutional compliance committees and activities as directed by the Department Chair.

4. Continuing Education: Participates as an instructor/teacher in classified staff training, Gulf Coast Consortium Residency Program training, and other training events as needed. Presents lectures using visual aids to faculty, students, and classified staff. Attends and participates in scientific meetings at local and national levels and remains current on professional issues and fulfills continuing education requirements of licensure.

5. Scholarly Activity: Actively seeks out opportunities for, and participates in, scholarly academic contributions to scientific literature.

6. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (from an A.V.M.A. accredited institution)

Post graduate clinical experience in Veterinary Medicine and/or Laboratory Animal Medicine.

Licensure:

1) Eligible or licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Texas

2) Eligible for USDA accreditation

3) Eligible for State and Federal registration to handle controlled substances.

Experience:

Must have 3 years’ experience performing veterinary medical and surgical procedures in a private practice or research/academic environment. Must meet institutional requirements for an academia appointment as an Instructor. Must be recognized by peers as possessing expertise in the field of veterinary medicine and surgery.

Applications accepted through April 30, 2016.  For more information and to submit a CV, contact Dr. Katherine Naff, kanaff@mdanderson.org or Stacy LeBlanc, sleblanc@mdanderson.org.

MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke-free and drug-free environment.

ATTENDING VETERINARIAN @UC Davis 3/18/2016

Salary: $9,566.67 - $21,416.67/Mo.

Final Filing Date: April 26, 2016

The UC Davis Attending Veterinarian reports to the Institutional Official and has the primary charge of providing "adequate veterinary care" for all of the animals used in one of the largest and most diverse animal care and use programs in the country. The program involves research and teaching activities that are covered by approximately 1400 protocols conducted by approximately 500 principal investigators, which cover more than 70 animal species housed in 28 on- and off-campus vivaria and 14 investigator maintained facilities. Total space of all animal facilities is close to one million square feet.

The AV also serves a public information, training, and consultative role on behalf of the University's programs of animal care and use. S/he advises campus animal facility management, animal users, and administration regarding current standards for research animal care. The AV is an ad-hoc member of the Institutional Biosafety Committee and is required by law to serve as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

The AV serves as Director of TRACS that provides veterinary care and husbandry services to the majority of laboratory animals used on the Davis and Sacramento campuses. TRACS has an annual operating budget of $1.3M in core funds and $6.7M in annual recharge activity.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Current knowledge of laboratory animal medicine as evidenced by Diplomate Status in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.

• Knowledge of institutional, local, state, national and international rules and regulations governing the use and care of laboratory animals (USDA Animal Welfare Act, ILAR Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Endangered Species Act, FDA Good Laboratory Practice Regulations, and California Public Health Law).

• Knowledge of humane care and housing of animals with understanding of standards and guidelines as established by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).

• Demonstrated competency in a leadership role.

• Working knowledge of the ethical controversies surrounding research animal use and the ability to facilitate potentially difficult conversations and situations that can arise from these controversies.

• Experience working effectively with the personnel of regulatory agencies, funding agencies, and national bodies.

• Experience in triage demonstrated by an ability to effectively assign priorities among seemingly conflicting goals and act decisively, yet retain flexibility and maintain an open mind.

• Management skills to effectively supervise skilled technical and clerical staff and manage all unit resources.

• Knowledge and experience managing represented employees.

• Experience in public speaking and media relations.

• Experience presenting complex and technical information to varied audiences of all sizes, and to translate medical-biological jargon into understandable terms for non-technical audiences.

• Experience in preventive medicine programs required for laboratory animals, nonhuman primates, agricultural species, aquatic species, amphibians, reptiles and other exotic species including vaccination, parasitology, bacteriology, and virology screening programs.

• Experience in conducting presentations at national and international specialty meetings. 

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience teaching in a classroom situation. 

To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at

http://employment.ucdavis.edu  

Requisition Number:  03015945  

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Staff Veterinarian@ Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Brunswick, NJ 3/18/16

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease. Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together. And driven to make a difference, from innovative research to hands-on community support.  Bristol-Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

The Staff Veterinarian’s responsibilities will include providing clinical and study support in a Drug Safety research environment; conducting and interpreting laboratory procedures including electrocardiography and ophthalmoscopy; providing and maintaining high quality health care and records for all laboratory animals; authoring, revising, or reviewing standard operating procedures, guidelines, and research reports; assisting with experimental protocol design; providing professional and technical support to the animal users; participating in  the sentinel and vendor animal health quality assurance programs; providing supervision of veterinary scientists; implementing staff training and development to support regulatory compliance; participation in a rotating on-call schedule for weekend, holiday, and emergency coverage.

These responsibilities are conducted in compliance with FDA and 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.

Qualifications

Requires DVM or VMD 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 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.

For additional information and to apply, please go to http://jobs.bms.com/jobs/1600936

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer - Vet/Disability

Operations/Technical Supervisor@ Bristol-Myers Squibb 3/18/16

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease. Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together. And driven to make a difference, from innovative research to hands-on community support.  Bristol-Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Operations / Technical Supervisor of Veterinary Sciences - Redwood City, CAAs a member of the Veterinary Sciences (VS) team you will experience a culture that believes in making the animal care and use program a model for the industry.  

We are focused on providing employees with career development and engagement across our entire drug development process.  Specific responsibilities will include maintaining full oversight of our pre-clinical vivarium in Redwood City, with special emphasis on in vivo oncology and immunology workflow. 

The candidate will be responsible for upholding regulatory and welfare standards as they pertain to laboratory animal care, husbandry, facilities, animal enrichment and the overall animal macroenvironment;  overseeing room sanitization, room caging set-up, room checks and weekly inspections of the vivarium; directly supervising VS staff to coordinate their daily activities; Interacting with research investigators; providing daily oversight and operations for Edstrom Watchdog System; conducting routine walk through inspections with the Operations/Technical Manager to record facility findings and submit work orders.  

The candidate will also be expected to manage the performance of animal care staff against departmental goals and objectives; recommend, develop and implement staff training programs to assure proper care is delivered, provide technical support to the staff and scientific investigators. 

This position will support research goals while maintaining regulatory compliance. The candidate will be involved in leading and implementing changes and improvements in operations; oversees animal feed and bedding ordering, receipt, animal housing; will supervise the quarantine, sentinel and vendor animal health  quality assurance programs; and may assist in the creation of research animal models and experimental study conduct as applicable. This individual will also participate in cross-site initiatives to better animal care practices and harmonize practices among BMS sites.

Qualifications

Apply on-line:  http://jobs.bms.com/jobs/1600853

 

Operations/Technical Supervisor@ Bristol-Myers Squibb 3/18/16

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease. Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together. And driven to make a difference, from innovative research to hands-on community support.  Bristol-Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Operations / Technical Supervisor of Veterinary Sciences - Redwood City, CAAs a member of the Veterinary Sciences team you will experience a culture that believes in making the animal care and use program a model for the industry.  

We are focused on providing employees with career development and engagement across our entire drug development process. Specific responsibilities include maintaining full oversight of the assigned areas of the vivarium in Redwood City, with special emphasis on rodent breeding and antibody discovery workflows. 

This position will be responsible for upholding regulatory and welfare standards as they pertain to laboratory animal care, husbandry, facilities animal enrichment and the overall animal macroenvironment; oversees room sanitization, room caging set-up, room checks and weekly inspections of the vivarium; directly supervises VS staff to coordinate their daily activities; Interacts with research investigators; Oversees daily operations of Edstrom Watchdog System; Conducts routine walk through inspections with the Operations/Technical Manager to record facility findings and submit work orders.  

Will manage performance of animal care staff against departmental goals and objectives; will recommend, develop and implement staff training programs to assure proper care is delivered, provide technical support to the staff and investigators, and will support research goals and regulatory compliance; actively involved in leading and implementing changes and improvements in operations; oversees animal feed and bedding ordering, receipt, animal housing; will supervise the quarantine, sentinel and vendor animal health  quality assurance programs; will assist in the creation of research animal models, including complex breeding programs. 

Individual will also participate in cross-site initiatives to better animal care practices and harmonize practices amongst other BMS sites.

Qualifications

Apply on-line:  http://jobs.bms.com/jobs/1600854

 

Operations/Technical Manager @ Bristol-Myers Squibb 3/18/16

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease. Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together. And driven to make a difference, from innovative research to hands-on community support.  Bristol-Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Operations / Technical Manager of Veterinary Sciences - Redwood City, CAAs a member of the Veterinary Sciences team you will experience a culture that believes in making the animal care and use program a model for the industry. 

We are focused on providing employees with career development and engagement across our entire drug development process.  

Specific responsibilities include overseeing the daily operations of the animal facility, providing administrative, management and leadership for Veterinary Sciences Animal Care organization located at the Redwood City discovery site; managing Operations Supervisors and Animal Care Staff to assure that standards of animal care standards that comply with the USDA regulations and AAALAC guidance are provided. Coordinate capital facilities projects. 

Will create goals and objectives that align with the organization and manage performance against those expectations; provide and oversee staff training and development to support regulatory compliance; plan and implement programs in conjunction with other departments; provide technical support to the animal users; oversee animal ordering, receipt, housing, quarantine and sentinel monitoring; maintain the health for all laboratory animals; overseeing surgical procedures and assisting with the creation of research animal models, as well as overseeing and evaluating the sentinel and vendor animal health  quality assurance programs.

May have oversight of contract research organization work that facilitates BMS’s overall discovery goals.

Qualifications

Apply on-line:  http://jobs.bms.com/jobs/1600852

 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA

DIRECTOR OF LABORATORY ANIMAL RESOURCES

AND ATTENDING VETERINARIAN 3/10/16

DESCRIPTION

Indiana University invites applications for the position of Director of Laboratory Animal Resources – Attending Veterinarian required for support of its ongoing “Life Sciences Initiatives” on the Bloomington campus. The mission of Laboratory Animal Resources (http://lar.indiana.edu/) is to provide high quality, humane care for research and teaching animals at Indiana University Bloomington, and ensure compliance with federal laws and guidelines and campus policies related to animal use. The Director is responsible for managing the AAALAC-accredited campus core animal facilities and providing medical care and oversight for all campus facilities in which animals are maintained for research and teaching. The Director is also expected to be a resource for all animal-related research activities conducted by the faculty. This position reports to the Office of the Vice Provost for Research on the Indiana University Bloomington Campus.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must hold a veterinary degree from an AVMA accredited institution, be licensed (or eligible) to practice veterinary medicine in Indiana, be ACLAM board certified or eligible, and possess substantial experience in leadership administration of lab animal services. Candidates must also demonstrate a history of collaborative participation in animal research.

The Director of Laboratory Animal Resources – Campus Veterinarian is a full-time, non-tenured, academic position whose rank and salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

APPLICATION

Review of applications will start on April 22, 2016. The first round of interviews will be scheduled for May 2-13, 2016. This position has a target start date of July 1, 2016 but is negotiable.  Interested candidates can find further detailed application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/2314. Three letters of recommendation will be expected along with a CV and Letter of Application. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Alicia Adelman, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, 530 E. Kirkwood Ave, Carmichael Center 204, Bloomington, IN  47408, abadelma@indiana.edu.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Assistant Professor @ Pennsylvania State University 2/23/16


Faculty/Clinical Veterinarian. Applicants are being sought for a clinical veterinarian in the Department of Comparative Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine. The position provides a unique opportunity to develop an academic career in an internationally-recognized department. The individual will work with laboratory animal veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary pathologist, and biomedical researchers. Responsibilities include:  (1) providing health care for laboratory animals and professional services to research personnel in a multi-species AAALAC-accredited laboratory animal facility; (2) participating in teaching and training of veterinary residents, graduate students and medical students; and (3) developing collaborative research interests. This is a non-tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must have a DVM or VMD degree, successfully completed a residency/training program in laboratory animal medicine, be licensed to practice in at least one state, and have US citizenship or permanent resident status. Board certification or eligibility in Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is required. Salary and benefits are generous and will be based on experience and qualifications. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of 3 references.

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/755408

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

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.