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Associate Director of Vivarium Operations and Veterinary Services @ Regeneron 8/16/2016
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, pain, and infectious diseases.
The Velocigene group is looking for an Associate Director of Vivarium Operations and Veterinary Services. This person assists the Senior Director in administering a quality, AAALAC-i accredited, program of animal care and use care for animal research and production facilities. The Associate Director will be responsible for helping the Senior Director oversee all aspects of veterinary services and husbandry operations, and will oversee management of the husbandry staff of the vivarium.
- Management oversight of the husbandry staff
- Assists Sr. Director in supervision of husbandry and veterinary staff in all vivariums.
- Directs in the Risk Management Program.
- Assists in documentation preparation required for continued AAALAC-i accreditation.
- Develops SOPs for husbandry and veterinary care procedures.
- Assists with training programs for animal husbandry staff, veterinary technicians and research staff utilizing animals.
- Assists in oversight of regulatory compliance.
- Participate in resident training program in laboratory animal medicine.
- Oversight of controlled substances program.
- Participates in planning of future vivariums.
*Experience and Required Skills:
This position requires a DVM with specialty in Laboratory Animal Medicine, and 5-10 years of experience in related position, with a minimum of 4 years of relevant managerial experience with rodents and rabbits in a laboratory setting is required for this position.
Additional requirements include:
- Managerial Experience in laboratory animal medicine and science
- Knowledge of applicable regulations regarding the proper standards of animal care and use in a research environment.
- ACLAM board or eligibility is required.
- NYS Veterinary License required within 1 year of employment.
- USDA - accreditation desirable.
Level will be commensurate with experience
This position will require the individual to pass a physical before beginning employment.
If interested, please apply via the link below – thanks!
Animal Resources Center Director and Attending Veterinarian @ Montana State University 8/16/2016
Animal Resources Center Director and Attending Veterinarian
Montana State University, Bozeman
This is a full-time position reporting to the Office of Research and Economic Development. The AV/ARC Director will be responsible for facility oversight of the Animal Resources Center, provide appropriate veterinary care for all research animals in preventive health, diagnostic, and therapeutic medicine, and provide guidance in animal husbandry and housing. The AV/Director will train principal investigators and research/technical staff in the care of lab animals. This person will serve on the IACUC, review all protocols that involve animal research, develop policies and procedures, ensure compliance with federal and state regulations for the animal care and use program and have demonstrated experience with the AAALAC accreditation process to continue MSU’s full accreditation.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from AVMA accredited institution
License to practice in a US state
ACLAM board certified or eligible to obtain board certification within two years of hire
Demonstrated training/experience in laboratory animal medicine
For a complete job announcement and application procedures:
All applications must be submitted electronically through MSU’s website.
Montana State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans/Disabled
Office of Research Compliance
Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian Position @ University of Pennsylvania 8/12/2016
CLINICAL LABORATORY ANIMAL VETERINARIAN POSITION UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
University Laboratory Animal Resources of the University of Pennsylvania has an opening for a full-time clinical laboratory animal veterinarian. We are seeking an energetic, team oriented, self-motivated individual to join our cohesive veterinary team which care for a diverse group of species in an academic research setting. This is a full-time position with minimal supervisory responsibilities. The position will include approximately 40 hours of work per week, plus shared emergency coverage. Primary responsibilities are in the School of Medicine with secondary responsibilities in the School of Veterinary Medicine (Philadelphia Campus).
Our clinical care group includes eight staff and faculty clinical veterinarians, six residents, one ACVP boarded veterinary pathologist, a PhD scientist and a group of twelve skilled veterinary technicians.
Provide routine clinical and emergency care and anesthesia support to a wide range of laboratory species; oversee colony health; review IACUC protocols review and consult with researchers on animal models; provide investigator technical support; provide small group training of residents in laboratory animal medicine research staff and veterinary students; assist in the perioperative care of surgical models; and serve as an IACUC member on a rotational basis.
Veterinary licensure in at least one state is required, as is competency working with large animals used for biomedical research. ACLAM board certification is preferred. We encourage ACLAM board-eligible applicants to apply. A competitive salary, paid monthly, will be provided. All applicants must apply through the Penn online Human Resources system, which can be accessed using this link:
If you have questions about the position, please contact Dr. Raimon Duran-Struuck, Assistant Professor and Associate Director for Veterinary Care and Director of Resident Training at email@example.com. References will be checked and a background check will be completed prior to employment. Applications will be accepted in a rolling basis until the ideal candidate has been identified. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian (NHP) @ National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), Division of Veterinary Services, Jefferson, Arkansas 7/15/2016
POSITION CLASSIFICATION: FLS Exempt
HOURS: Scheduled hours may vary dependent upon contract requirements
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent required. Possession of a degree from a veterinary college accredited by the AVMA Council on Education or possession of a certificate of equivalency from ECFVG (AVMA) or PAVE (AAVSB) preferred.
- License to practice veterinary medicine in Arkansas is preferred.
- Certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) with a research degree (MS or PhD) preferred.
- Minimum two (2) years’ experience providing veterinary medical and surgical care to nonhuman primates (NHPs). Experience must include participation in and administration of environmental enrichment and preventive medicine programs for nonhuman primates.
- Experience and expertise with other laboratory animal species, especially rodents and zebrafish is desirable.
- Must have knowledge of laboratory animal technician duties and training.
- Must possess excellent knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations governing Animal Care/Diet Preparation facilities.
- Good knowledge of both spoken and written English.
- Must be a legal resident of the United States.
The Clinical Veterinarian provides veterinary support to NCTR laboratory animal programs consistent with NCTR guidelines, IACUC and EHS programs. The primary responsibility shall be the provision of veterinary medical and surgical care to the NHP colony. Participation in the veterinary medical care program for other animal species is included as a smaller component of the duties of this position and will depend on the needs of the Division of Veterinary Services (DVS) and the availability after commitments to the NHP colony are met. Services will be in accordance with all applicable regulations. This position may also serve on the IACUC, or may serve as a resource to the IACUC on matters regarding the health and well-being of NHPs and other animal species.
- Provide daily clinical care and treatment of laboratory animals to include participation in emergency call schedule and after-hours veterinary care ICU, night, weekend and holiday coverage with DVS veterinarians as required.
- Assist in the oversight of the NHP colony health, including health surveillance.
- Participate in research protocols as a co-investigator or provide advice, consultation and technical/medical surgical services to the NCTR investigators who utilize NHPs in research protocols.
- Provide oversight of veterinary technical and colony management personnel.
- Perform training and instruction on techniques associated with research animal use for technicians and the NCTR research staff.
- Work with the Behaviorist in the implementation of the environmental enrichment program.
- Develop and maintain compatible socially housed NHPs within the research requirements.
- Ensure NCTR policies and procedures are followed and keep the contract in compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations and guidelines.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Occasionally – CLIMBING, STOOPING, KNEELING
OFTEN – Reaching, STANDING, SITTING, WALKING, PUSHING, PULLING, TALKING, HEARING
Lifting/Moving Requirements – Minimum of 50 pounds
Work is performed mainly indoors in a laboratory environment and/or in an animal care, barrier facility, surgical or test procedure facility, diet/water prep facility, or animal housing/bedding cleaning and prep areas. Work may require use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in both areas. Work area may be prone to hot and humid conditions, and subject to objectionable odors, aerosols, dust, animal dander, and noise.
Candidates should submit their resumes to:
Address: The Bionetics Corporation, 101 Production Drive, Ste. 100, Yorktown, VA 23693, Attn: Susan Hayes
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
VEVRAA Federal Contractor
Employability in the U.S. and pre-employment drug screen required.
Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian @ Vanderbilt University Medical Center 6/7/2016
Position. The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Division of Animal Care (DAC) is currently seeking a motivated individual for a new faculty position of Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian. The faculty appointment will be on the Clinical Educator, non-tenure track in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology/Division of Comparative Medicine in Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine. Responsibilities will include: medical and surgical care of a large and diverse population of animal species (the majority of which are rodents); animal care and use protocol review to ensure conformance to accepted veterinary practices and regulations; formal and informal training of animal care and research staff; colony health monitoring (particularly rodents); compliance activities; design and implementation of standard operating procedures for the animal care program; formal and informal training as part of the Vanderbilt University Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Program; and participation in collaborative research and/or other scholarly activities.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Located in Nashville, Tennessee, VUMC is a premier research institution internationally recognized for its leadership and innovation in the biomedical and biological sciences. VUMC’s animal care program collaborates with approximately 345 Principal Investigators working on over 850 IACUC-approved protocols, is registered with the USDA, and has been an AAALAC International accredited facility since 1967. The successful applicant will join a team of eight faculty veterinarians and seven veterinary technicians who oversee the health and welfare of over 20 species of animals with an average daily census of over 100,000.
Qualifications. Applicants must have laboratory animal medicine experience and/or training, strong clinical/surgical skills, an interest in teaching and training, excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and ideally, collaborative research experience. The ability to interact positively with colleagues, scientific investigators and staff members is essential. Nonhuman primate experience preferred. Applicants must have a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA accredited school, or a certificate issued by the AVMA’s Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates, the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE), and be licensed to practice in at least one state. Applicants must have ACLAM board certification or be eligible for the ACLAM certifying examination at time of appointment. ACLAM-eligible applicants are expected to obtain certification within four years of hire. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants should submit a letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, and the names and addresses of three references to:
Erin N.Z. Yu, D.V.M., D.A.C.L.A.M.
Associate Director of Clinical Medicine
Assistant Professor, Pathology, Immunology, and Microbiology, Division of Comparative Medicines
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Avenue South
AA-6206 Medical Center North
Nashville, Tennessee 37232-2130
Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
Director, Comparative Medicine and UNMC Attending Veterinarian @ University of Nebraska 5/31/2016
The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is the professional and scientific home of determined and brilliant researchers who work at the forefront of fields such as transplant medicine, cancer, neurodevelopment and genomics. With collaboration from a highly engaged community of skilled professionals and access to world-class facilities, UNMC researchers identify and focus on critical questions that lead to new knowledge and, in the long term, life-changing therapies. Breakthroughs like stem cell transplantation to treat cancer have proven critical to Nebraska, the nation and the world.
Position is responsible for the ongoing development and daily operations of eight facilities (approximately 115,000 square feet) including laboratory animal management, veterinary care and research services while managing a staff of 30+ professional animal care personnel. The Animal Care and Use Program has been continuously accredited by AAALAC, International for 50 years, since 1966. Successful candidate will work closely with UNMC faculty members in the design and implementation of animal research studies and will develop a research program consistent with UNMC’s mission of biomedical and translational research. Acts as Director, Animal Biosafety Level 3 (ABSL3 (SA) facilities Select Agent program and UNMC Attending Veterinarian.
Position interacts extensively with all UNMC and Nebraska Medicine researchers on the selection, acquisition and use of research animals and provides educational materials and training for scientists on the use of animals in research. Position leverages personal training and industry expertise as well as the knowledge/skills of others in the department to support investigators and their research. Provides oversight and management of a $4M annual budget.
Participates in institutional committees, as appointed, including Biosafety, Safety, Animal Facilities, Animal Care and Use and Compliance.
Education Required: DVM/VMD or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited university.
- Seven (7) years of experience managing an academic biomedical research animal care and use program.
- American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board certification or equivalent experience is preferred
- Veterinary licensure in one of the 50 United States.
- Experience with AAALAC, International accredited animal care and use programs is preferred
- Experience with transgenic mouse and nonhuman primate models.
- Able to work a flexible schedule as needed based on workload and deadlines.
- Satisfactory completion of the UNMC’s background investigation.
- Post offer physical required which may include respirator fit test.
Occupational Health & Safety Program Requirements
As a safeguard for employees and research subjects all UNMC Comparative Medicine employees may be subject to vaccines/tests/physical exams prior to working with specific animals or animal populations as required by research needs including but not limited to:
- TB Testing/Clearance (every 12 months / once a year).
- Hepatitis B (proof of immunization and/or vaccination).
- Rabies (proof of immunization and/or vaccination).
- Tetanus (vaccination < 10 years).
- Diphtheria (proof of immunization and/or vaccination).
- Measles (proof of immunization and/or vaccination).
- Periodic physical exams (may include respirator fit test).
- Other vaccines/tests as required by Occupational Health & Safety standards.
Position requires constant seeing, adjusting focus, hearing, reading, reasoning, analyzing, communicating, working inside and outside, exposure to potential allergens, animals and hazardous substances utilized in biomedical research.
3 letters of reference/recommendation.
Other duties as assigned.
Opportunity for a faculty position may be available for qualified applicants. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Apply Online at http://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/27733
Assistant or Associate Veterinary Specialist, Farm Animal Services @ University Animal Care, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 5/25/2016
Exceptional individual sought for this full-time position in an AAALAC-accredited program led by a team of five veterinarians and supported by 50+ personnel. The incumbent reports to the Director and will provide support for the veterinary care program, with emphasis on domestic livestock animal species (primarily pig, sheep and beef cattle) in biomedical and agricultural research. Interest and experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: clinical care for a variety of farm animal species located in laboratory and farm settings; large animal anesthesia, analgesia, and post-operative care; procedural support to biomedical and agricultural researchers. The incumbent will participate in clinical care support for all farm species, and provide after-hours emergency on-call service. Additional responsibilities include IACUC support, investigator consultation, and support in compliance with animal care regulations. Involvement in departmental management and university service is expected.
Minimum qualifications: DVM or VMD from an AVMA-accredited institution; full licensure to practice within one state; willing and eligible to obtain USDA accreditation, DEA registration, and licensure to practice in Arizona upon employment. Position title and salary will be commensurate with certification and/or experience.
Applications must be submitted on-line for Job No. A20809 to https://uacareers.com/postings/10646
Review of applications will begin after May 31, 2016 and will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA - M/W/D/V Employer.
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.
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