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Clinical Veterinarian @ IUSM 1-22-2021

The Laboratory Animal Resource Center (LARC) at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is seeking a high-energy, motivated, and customer service oriented individual to join our team as a clinical laboratory animal veterinarian and Assistant Director. Research programs at IUSM encompass a broad range of biomedical research activities, including cardiovascular disease models, alcoholism, hematopoietic cancer, behavioral research, and gene therapy. The LARC provides care and housing for multiple species of laboratory animals with a major emphasis on swine, dogs, rabbits, rodents, frogs, and zebrafish. Our AAALAC International accredited program consists of approximately 90 animal program staff, including eight veterinarians.

Faculty appointment ranking will be as an Assistant Scientist. Scientist track faculty are responsible for the research mission of the IUSM. All job duties as outlined herein are required to support the research mission. This is a non-tenure research track faculty position.

Overall duties will include but are not limited to: provision of clinical care, colony health surveillance and diagnostic services, investigator consultation and support, personnel training, and IACUC participation. Investigator assistance includes advisement on the conduct of technical services, breeding colony management, study design, and general administrative procedures.

Veterinary Duties (~70%):

  • Provide preventative, clinical, diagnostic, and surgical services to research animals at IUSM and to any contract facilities affiliated with IUSM.
  • Maintain animal care documents and other records in a manner ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Participate in animal health surveillance programs and assist with imports and exports.
  • Consult with investigators and staff to provide instruction and assistance in the housing, care and treatment of animals.
  • Assist investigators in providing surgery and aftercare.
  • Participate in training programs for animal husbandry and research personnel.
  • Assist the Attending Veterinarian by establishing and implementing effective quality control systems for animal husbandry practices; revise techniques and procedures as required to obtain optimal standards; assist in SOP and policy development.
  • Provide clinical and didactic instruction to veterinary residents, interns, and veterinary students on the care of laboratory animals.
  • Provide expertise and assistance for specialty areas such as in immune-compromised, gnotobiotic, agricultural, or ABSL-3 restricted areas, as needed.
  • Work closely with a facility supervisor partner as a team to solve complex challenges impacting the unit.
  • Perform direct and indirect supervision of staff (lateral leadership), including human-resource related responsibilities such as time-management, scheduling, goal-setting, mentoring, career development, and performance management.
  • Share after-hours and holiday emergency on-call services with other veterinary staff on a rotating basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Associate Director or Director.

Regulatory Duties (~30%):

  • Assist the IUSM Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Attending Veterinarian in maintaining compliance with all applicable federal and state animal care and use regulations as well as IUSM university policies.
  • Assist in maintenance of AAALAC International accreditation. Support various IACUC activities including but not limited to veterinary review of protocols, facility inspections, lab inspections, program review, and post-approval monitoring.
  • Provide consultation and mentorship to investigators regarding anesthesia, analgesia, breeding, and other study-related needs related to protocol development.
  • Serve on other campus regulatory committees as assigned.

As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.

Basic Qualifications:       

  • Doctorate or Terminal degree is required. A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) degree is required.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Have a minimum of 2 year’s post-DVM clinical experience (in private practice, or in an institutional/academic setting).
  • The ideal candidate will have prior relevant laboratory animal veterinary experience. Completion of an ACLAM-approved residency is preferred. The selected applicant will be required to work towards achieving ACLAM board-certification.
  • Ability to obtain an Indiana veterinary medical license, state and federal controlled substance registrations, USDA APHIS category II accreditation, and FBI Security Risk Assessment (SRA) within 6 months of employment and maintain in good-standing throughout employment.              

Application Process:

To learn more about this opportunity or apply, visit: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/10352

Please include (1) a short letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for 3 professional references.

The anticipated start date is July 1st, 2021, or a mutually agreeable date soon thereafter. The position will remain open for application on the IU hiring website until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Robin Crisler, DVM at crisler@iu.edu.

Director and Chair @ Medical University of South Carolina 1-21-2021

 The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is currently accepting applications for the new Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) and Chair of the Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM).  Reporting to the Vice President for Research, the Director of DLAR is responsible for directing the strategic and daily operations of the Animal Care program, and ensuring institutional compliance with all federal, state,9 and university animal welfare regulations and guidelines. The Director also serves as the Attending Veterinarian for the University. DLAR manages all vertebrate animal research conducted in 6 on-site facilities, and along with other veterinarian faculty and staff administers the institution’s animal care program, which has been continuously AAALAC accredited since 1987. The Director is expected to support the tripartite mission of DLAR/DCM to provide consistent, excellent animal care and research support for the MUSC research mission, train DLAR and research personnel in contemporary practices in animal use, and to conduct independent or collaborative research. This successful candidate will also serve as Chair of DCM in the MUSC College of Medicine. In that capacity, they will guide the academic and research missions of the DCM and report to the Dean of the College of Medicine. The candidate must possess a DVM from an AVMA accredited program, be licensed to practice in at least one state, and have ACLAM, ACVP, or other relevant board certification. The applicant should be eligible for appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level in the College of Medicine and have at least 5 years of experience in a laboratory animal managerial role, preferably as Director/Attending or Associate Director/Clinical Veterinarian.

MUSC, located in the coastal city of Charleston, SC, is an academic health sciences university that attracts over $250 million in research funding annually. Charleston is a historic town that is consistently ranked at the top of destinations to visit and live and is widely viewed as a progressive community committed to the arts, higher education and diverse cultural expression.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three professional references, a statement of career objectives, and a one-page statement on diversity and inclusion at https://careers.pageuppeople.com/756/cw/en-us/job/527487.  Applications will be reviewed beginning February 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.  It is anticipated that the candidate will begin by July 1, 2021. 

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

VETERINARIAN @ TULANE NATIONAL PRIMATE RESEARCH CENTER 1-28-2021

The Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) is seeking applications for the position of veterinarian within the Division of Veterinary Medicine to help meet the needs of its expanding program.

The TNPRC is one of seven National Primate Research Centers and is an AAALAC International accredited facility housing approximately 5,000 nonhuman primates (NHP). TNPRC’s research program is focused on infectious disease with a concentration on the study of AIDS. Other areas of research involve emerging infectious diseases, gene therapy, biodefense, enteric disease, NHP behavior, and NHP medicine and surgery.

Responsibilities include medical and surgical care of breeding colony and research animals, provision of research support, and training of investigators, laboratory animal medicine residents, veterinary students, and technicians. The successful candidate will join a team of 6 ACLAM board certified veterinarians in the Division of Veterinary Medicine and will be provided opportunities to participate in the conduct of independent or collaborative research. 

The candidate must hold a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in one of the 50 states. ACLAM board certification or eligibility is required. The candidate must have excellent communication skills, ability to interact positively with others with an orientation toward team science, intellectual curiosity, and demonstrated initiative toward continuous improvement.

Applications must be submitted online at https://apply.interfolio.com/77292

Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Director, Attending Veterinarian @ University of Kansas 1-19-2021

 The University of Kansas is seeking a full-time, twelve-month Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with significant laboratory animal experience to serve as the Animal Care Unit Director and University Attending Veterinarian.  The successful candidate will have strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills, broad knowledge of regulations and standards for use of animals in teaching and research, and hands-on experience fulfilling operational, veterinary and research needs of a laboratory animal facility. 

The KU program serves a vigorous and diverse research portfolio studying basic biology, social science, translational medicine, and field research.  The incumbent will be charged with managing a growing facility and must work closely with the IACUC, key stakeholders, and researchers to ensure integrated support for a high-quality program.  Commitment to excellence in animal research, animal health and welfare, and regulatory compliance is required.

For complete description and to apply, go to:
https://employment.ku.edu/staff/18408BR.  

Review of applications will begin 3/13/2021.

KU is an EO/AAE. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, genetic information or protected Veteran status. Full policy can be found here: https://policy.ku.edu/IOA/nondiscrimination

Associate Vice President for Animal Resources and Attending Veterinarian @ Purdue University 1-19-2021

The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP) at Purdue University seeks a motivated, resourceful, and visionary individual to join our senior leadership team as the new Associate Vice President for Animal Resources and Attending Veterinarian.

The Associate Vice President for Animal Resources and Attending Veterinarian is charged with ensuring outstanding animal care and welfare in all of the university’s research and teaching programs and facilitating optimal relationships among affiliated entities at Purdue. The successful candidate reports directly to the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships, is a member of the EVPRP’s senior research leadership team, and would hold a clinical faculty appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Purdue’s AAALAC-accredited animal facilities and animal care program is extensive and comprehensive. It encompasses 11 sites, including locations on campus and throughout Indiana, with approximately 75 buildings that house animals. The total space devoted to animal housing is approximately 700,000 square feet and 2,000 acres of pasture. The average daily animal census of laboratory and agricultural animals maintained in Purdue facilities, including on- and off-campus, totals more than 56,000.

  • The University is seeking an experienced US-licensed veterinarian who is board-certified by ACLAM (Diplomate of ACLAM preferred).
  • The successful candidate will oversee the veterinary care and husbandry for a variety of vertebrate animal species at all Purdue-associated facilities and will maintain full accreditation of the university with AAALAC. She/he will supervise other laboratory animal veterinarians and the animal husbandry/facility assistant director, and optimize and implement staffing, space and equipment needs in support of animal research.
  • The preferred candidate will qualify for a clinical faculty appointment in the College of Veterinary Medicine and direct a laboratory animal residency training program.
  • The Attending Veterinarian will facilitate innovative and world changing research on three campuses in diverse colleges, departments, and multi-disciplinary centers.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

For a full position description and to apply, please click the following link: https://bit.ly/3bFs3kR

Veterinarian @ University of New Mexico 1-14-2021

The University of New Mexico's Animal Resource Facility is seeking a licensed Laboratory Animal Veterinarian at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level (dependent on experience) beginning in on or about July 1, 2021.

Director, Animal Resource Facility (ARF) reports to the Vice Chancellor of Research for the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNM HSC) and serves as the University Attending Veterinarian in accordance with the USDA Animal Welfare Regulations and the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.  UNM has a breadth of research activities that include biomedical, behavioral and wildlife science.  

As University Attending Veterinarian, this position has responsibility for the health and welfare of all UNM animals involved in research, teaching, or testing in both the centralized and decentralized animal care programs as well as the New Mexico Veteran’s Administration Health Care Systems.  This position also carries an open track faculty appointment within the School of Medicine with some opportunity for Graduate Medical Education teaching. UNM is an EEO/AA Employer.

For complete details or to apply, visit  https://unmjobs.unm.edu. Reference Req14335. For best consideration, apply by: February 1, 2021. This position will remain open until filled.  UNM’s confidentiality policy, which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at https://www.unm.edu/~brpm.

Veterinarian @ Emory University School of Medicine 1-4-2021

The Emory University School of Medicine has a July 1, 2021 opening for a veterinarian to join a well-established, AAALAC-accredited program. Responsibilities involve the comprehensive practice of laboratory animal medicine and oversight of the veterinary quality assurance and diagnostic laboratory services, including the animal health monitoring program, import/export, quarantine and sample processing. The position will include direct supervision of veterinary technicians, 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 animal 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.

The requisition for the Assistant Staff Vet Scientist is now open and applicants are invited to apply at the following URL no later than March 1, 2021: https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/60748/asst-staff-vet-scientist/job.

To confirm interest and with any questions contact Vanessa Lee, DVM, DACLAM (vlester@emory.edu).

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Clinical Veterinarian @ Brown University 12-18-2020

Center for Animal Resources and Education 

Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island  

SUMMARY: 

The individual in this position has veterinary support responsibilities both on the Brown University campus and at the Affiliated Hospitals having research programs involving the care and use of laboratory animals. Its occupant (in consultation with the Assistant and Associate Directors of CARE) participates in programs of veterinary care, provides surgical support, advises animal care staff members at multiple institutions, assists the institutions in maintaining compliance with Public Health Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations and guidelines, provides guidance in maintaining 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 of those Affiliated Hospitals.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Summary of position Must have a degree in veterinary medicine from an AVMA accredited school.
  • Must be licensed in at least one US state and be willing to become licensed in the state of RI.
  • Must have Formal Residency training and/or four years of full-time experience in laboratory animal medicine. American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) board eligibility or board certification are preferred. Or, equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be able to exert influence without necessarily having direct line authority.
  • Must be able to work in a number of locations, and be able to budget time and effort effectively according to the needs at each one.
  • This individual must work effectively with a number of people in different institutions (with their different working climates) to foster and maintain high-quality animal care and use programs and facilities while having only a modicum of direct line authority.
  • Emergency veterinary coverage on a rotating on-call basis on evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Must possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community

All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to criminal background screening and education verification satisfactory to Brown. 

To apply, please use this link to directly view the position on Brown’s Career Site:  https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/job/Bio-Med-Animal-Care-Facility/Clinical-Veterinarian_REQ168801 

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.  

About Brown (Please visit our website and get to know us better at:  www.brown.edu) 

Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown’s vibrant, diverse campus community consists of about 4,500 staff and faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting. 

Brown offers competitive benefits such as a generous retirement plan and education programs; details are available at:  http://www.brown.edu/about/administration/human-resources/

Clinical Veterinarian @ University of Arkansas 12-17-2020

Position Information: The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) invites applications for a Clinical Veterinarian in the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine.

UAMS is approximately a 30,000 sq ft decentralized animal facility that has a strong emphasis on basic science and cancer research.  UAMS has been continuously accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) since 1973.  It is fully compliant with all USDA and NIH guidelines and regulations. UAMS supports approximately 300 animal use investigators.

This position is intimately involved in ensuring compliance and the occupant should have a thorough knowledge of all applicable regulations.  Additional responsibilities will include (but not be limited to): 1)  providing clinical care to all campus animals 2) assisting and collaborating with campus investigators on various protocols 3) assist in directing and supervising the daily operation of DLAM including staffing needs and animal holding room needs 4) providing surgical and anesthesia skills to the research community  5) providing emergency care after-hours, weekends, and holidays on a rotating basis 6) coordinating the health surveillance and quarantine programs 7) conducting clinical assessment rounds 8)  participating in  all IACUC  and other committee activities as coordinated by the Director including meeting attendance, protocol review, facility inspections, and program reviews  9) working with other support entities (i.e. physical plant, OHS, PAM)on campus to insure compliance 10) preparation, implementation and  continuous  review of standard operating procedures 11)  training researchers and animal care staff in animal handling, sample collection techniques, compound administration, and other biomethodologies 12) participating in teaching/training responsibilities on campus and at other contract institutions 13) conducting veterinary consultations on model selection,  study design and protocol development  and 14) conducting collaborative research and other scholarly activities as well as  performing additional duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications • DVM degree or equivalent from an AVMA-accredited institution; Completion of an ACLAM-approved training program or ACLAM board-eligibility. • Must meet the University’s requirements for an academic appointment; ability to obtain a Arkansas veterinary  license; ability to pass a medical evaluation, which includes receiving medical clearance to wear/use a variety of respiratory protection devices and personal protective equipment (PPE); Must successfully complete background checks and be eligible for employment in areas governed by the U. S. Patriot Act and the Public Health and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, 42 CFR 73, 7 CFR 331, and 9 CFR 121.

Preferred Qualifications ACLAM board certification.

Additionally: The candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with a diverse audience of students, technicians and professional staff and have proficient computer skills.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent which indicates career aspirations (long and short term) as well as a curriculum vitae to Julian Tunno at JTunno@uams.edu.

STAFF SCIENTIST POSITION @ NIH 12/16/2020

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Division of Intramural Research

Comparative Medicine Branch

Veterinary Medicine Section

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina  

The Comparative Medicine Branch (CMB) of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina is recruiting a Staff Scientist for the Veterinary Medicine Section (VMS) under the leadership of Dr. Terry Blankenship-Paris, Head. CMB supports over 150 active animal research projects for scientists in the Division of Intramural Research and the National Toxicology Program. A daily inventory of over 40,000 rodents is maintained. CMB ensures that all animal use is performed humanely and in accordance with all Public Health Service policies and federal regulations. The NIEHS Animal Care and Use Program has maintained full accreditation by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International since 1972.  The VMS is a service core within CMB combining surgical/clinical services, research, training, and regulatory compliance with all animal research regulations.  

The Staff Scientist, working under the direction of the Head, VMS will have responsibilities for (but not limited to)

  1. Conducting animal study protocol and program review
  2. Contributing to development and application of animal research refinement
  3. Oversight of animal research projects
  4. Clinical oversight of rodent colonies
  5. Rodent surgical planning, assistance, and performance
  6. Investigator consultation on anesthesia, protocol preparation, and technically difficult procedures
  7. Investigator training on complex rodent instrumentation, including rodent imaging.

A Staff Scientist is an NIH employee generally appointed to a time-limited, renewable position to support the long-term research of a Principal Investigator. Staff Scientists do not receive independent resources, although they often work independently and have sophisticated skills and knowledge essential to the work of the laboratory. Staff Scientists should be capable of independent work.  The Staff Scientist in this position will conduct small research studies on animal use refinement and provide training for other laboratory staff, including laboratory animal residents and technicians.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a DVM degree, boarded by or board eligible with the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, 3+ years’ experience with rodent animal models including environmental toxicity exposure studies, evidence of successfully working both independently and as a member of a team, and excellent oral and written communication skills.  At least one year of experience in animal care and use committee proceedings, post approval study monitoring, and training of investigators is essential.

Salary/benefits: This is a federal full-time equivalent position, and a comprehensive benefits package is available. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to apply:To submit a complete application package, interested persons should submit one combined PDF of their curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a one-page statement of research background and interests to int-appls@niehs.nih.gov, with your name and Vacancy Announcement NR-116 in the subject line. Applicants must also arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent directly to int-appls@niehs.nih.gov. Referees should include your name and NR-116 in the subject line of their email. Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2021. Incomplete applications (those not containing all required materials) will not be accepted or considered.

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity: The NIH NIEHS encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. NIH NIEHS will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities as appropriate. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us.

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 institutes and centers employ more than 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information about the NIH mission, goals and institutes and centers, visit https://www.nih.gov/about-nih.

DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR BIRTH DATE OR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN) ON

APPLICATION MATERIALS.

DHHS AND NIH ARE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS


Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Medicine, School of Medicine @ University of Washington 12-8-2020

The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM), University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle WA invites applications for one open position for an American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)-certified or -eligible laboratory animal veterinarian and scientist to join an exciting team of academic veterinarians as a full-time Assistant Professor (without tenure due to source of funding).   This is a 12-month service period (July – June) position with an anticipated start date of Winter/Spring 2021.  Primary responsibilities of this position include conducting independent research and participating in regulatory medicine (protocol review, investigator training, etc). Participation in the clinical care of all laboratory animal species and mentoring of veterinary residents in clinical, regulatory medicine, and research methodology are also required.  Research laboratory start-up funds will be provided by the DCM. Click here for the pdf version of ad

The successful candidate is expected to establish (with mentoring) an independent research program including preparation of grants and manuscripts, and mentoring of graduate students and laboratory animal medicine (LAM) residents in research methodology. This position will also participate in overseeing, mentoring, and teaching veterinary technicians and LAM residents in the clinical, regulatory, and surgical care of a wide variety of laboratory animal species in both informal and didactic settings.

The University of Washington is one of the world’s most preeminent public universities.  In 2019, the UW was ranked 10th by the US News and World Report’s Best Global Universities. The DCM is an academic Department in the UW School of Medicine, and has a faculty of 45 primary, clinical, and affiliate veterinarians and scientists who have diverse training and expertise in laboratory animal medicine, veterinary pathology, surgery, internal medicine, and aquatic animal medicine. DCM faculty research interests are broad and include specific expertise in hematologic cancer, developmental immunology, inflammatory lung disease, innate immunity, inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer, comparative pathology, nutrition/metabolism, embryonic stem cell biology, and aging.  Additional information about the Department can be found at the following website: https://www.washington.edu/compmed/

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a DVM/VMD from an AVMA accredited institution (or foreign equivalent) and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the United States.  Three years of experience in laboratory animal medicine and board certification or eligibility in the ACLAM is required. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to: 

Independent and/or collaborative grants (such as KO1 awards); PhD in a relevant field (or foreign equivalent) or 5 years of advanced research training.  Candidates must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit the following via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/79504:

Letter of intent (which should include a diversity statement) and CV should be addressed to Dr. Thea Brabb:

Thea Brabb, DVM, PhD, DACLAM

Professor and Chair

Department of Comparative Medicine

Box 357340

Seattle, WA 98195-7190

Phone: (206)685-3256

Email: thea@uw.edu

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

Staff Veterinarian @ Charles River 12-4-2020

Req ID #:   84374

Location:  Reno, NV, US, 89511

Contact Person: James Garofalo    james.garofalo@crl.com     978-944-7248

Application Link:    https://jobs.criver.com/job/Reno-Staff-Veterinarian-NV-89511/696054700/

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 

Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career.

As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.
 

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Staff Veterinarian  for our Safety Assessment site located in Reno, Nevada

This position is responsible for overseeing and performing veterinary procedures that support all studies. This position will also oversee all aspects of the animal care and use program. 

The following are minimum requirements related to the Staff Veterinarian  position:

  • Veterinary degree (D.V.M./V.M.D.) or international equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in laboratory animal medicine required
  • 2 years management experience preferred
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least 1 U.S. state required
  • Ability to practice veterinary medicine in the work state highly desirable
  • ACLAM eligibility or accreditation preferred
  • Computer literacy, good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and guidelines that govern animal research, research conduct principles (GLP) and current methodology of laboratory animal medicine and management is important

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About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.
 
About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market. 

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

POST-APPROVAL MONITORING VETERINARIAN @ Université de Sherbrooke 11-20-2020

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The Université de Sherbrooke is seeking applications for a position as Clinical Veterinarian.
Under the responsibility of the Research Grants Office, which reports to the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, the Post-Approval Monitoring Veterinarian is responsible for all post-approval monitoring activities in the context of animal testing.

As such, she or he implements, in collaboration with colleagues, all the measures necessary to ensure that research and teaching activities involving animals comply with standard operating procedures, applicable regulations and standards of the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC).

Discipline: Veterinary Medicine
Job Type: Professional
Hours: Full Time
Duration: Permanent
Location: Sherbrooke Health Campus (Quebec, Canada)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Deadline for receipt of completed applications: November 30, 2020

RESPONSIBILITIES
•Works in collaboration to ensure the structuring, implementation and sustainability of a post-approval monitoring program that meets the requirements of the CCAC and actively participate in the activities of this program.
•Supports research teams before launching any new experiment and validates their training and advice needs.
•Is present during any new invasive experiment and provides advice to research teams to ensure security and compliance with ethical rules.
•Plays an advisory role with management, animal facility staff, researchers and teaching staff and monitors the risks for the health and general safety of all users.
•Works in collaboration with the other veterinarian in order to ensure an optimal care program, including the sharing of custody and the occasional assumption of responsibility for tasks normally performed by this veterinarian.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
•DVM or equivalent degree with relevant experience (including experience in private practice).
•Eligibility for veterinary licensure in the Province of Quebec.
•Have a working knowledge of the accreditation standards of the CCAC and Health Canada.
•Have an interest in teamwork and to know how to maintain good relationships with a variety of people.
•Have recognized experience in an advisory role and demonstrate customer service skills.
•Have the courage to act while demonstrating diplomacy in your interventions.
•Fluency in spoken and written French is an asset. English-speaking applications will still be considered, given that most of the research teams are bilingual and there will be the possibility of working as a team with the other veterinarian, who is bilingual. However, candidates must show interest in following a personalized French learning program offered free of charge on site.

BENEFITS AND WORD CONDITIONS
This position is in the scope of the Association du personnel administratif et professionnel de l’Université de Sherbrooke (APAPUS)
• Salary scale: No. 1 (Salary according to experience, up to $ 89,710, indexed every year)
• Moving allowance available
• Personalized French learning program offered free of charge on site
• Casual dress
• Paid time off
• Group insurance
• Employment Security Policy
• Pension fund
• 23 days of vacation
• 15 public holidays, including Christmas holidays
• Collective transport at preferential rates (or easy to travel by car (little traffic))
• Subscription to the Campus Sports Center at preferential rates
• Numerous walking

COVID-19 considerations:

Safety is very important. We respect all the instructions of the public health department. We provide masks, gloves, and hand sanitizers. We have a sanitation protocol and sanitize very often.

APPLICATIONS
Check our website then submit your application online. For this opportunity, see offer 04393. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2020.
www.USherbroole.ca/emplois

ABOUT UNIVERSITÉ DE SHERBROKE
Université de Sherbrooke is a French-speaking institution. It hosts more than 31 000 students and more than 82 % of them are from outside Sherbrooke. It’s among the top 15 universities in research in Canada.

It has earned a reputation for its hard-hitting research, which has led to major discoveries and innovations in a variety of disciplines.

The Health Campus houses the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and several partners in the field of biomedical research and clinical intervention.

DISCOVER SHERBROOKE
Université de Sherbrooke is located in the beautiful Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. The city of Sherbrooke offers perfect balance between proximity to large centers, such as Montreal and Quebec City, and backyard access to numerous parks and lakes.

It is an ideal location for sports and nature enthusiasts as well as culture lovers. In addition to accessibility to housing, the cost of living in Sherbrooke is very affordable, compared to many Quebec and Canadian cities.

For more information:
     www.jesuissherbrookois.ca/en
     www.destinationsherbrooke.com/en
     www.easterntownships.org


Operations Manager @ Emory University School of Medicine 11-18-2020

The Emory University School of Medicine has a current opening for an Operations Manager over Facilities and Equipment.  The Operations Manager (Facilities & Equipment) manages 9 sites which encompass a physical plant of 158,252 gross square feet.

The Operations Manager (Facilities and Equipment) and the counterpart Operations Manager (Staffing and Husbandry) work closely, side-by-side, as a team and are coached, mentored and directed together by the Director of the Division of Animal Resources.

Ideally, candidates for this position should be certified as a Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) or Lab Animal Technologist (LATG) with the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), and will be expected to have completed (or will be required to complete) the two-week AALAS Institute for Laboratory Animal Management (ILAM). Candidates should also have specific expertise with animal facilities, equipment and caging, watering systems, mechanical systems, and automation.

Responsibilities of the Operations Manager (Facilities & Equipment) include:

  • General facility and fleet maintenance
  • Warehouse operations
  • Ordering & maintaining all fixed and moveable equipment, ordering & maintaining appropriate inventories of animal care supplies and diets
  • Communications with laboratories and investigators
  • Ensuring a safe workplace
  • Key leadership for disaster/emergency planning & operations, managing the caging and equipment inventory
  • Direction of a team of maintenance mechanics
  • Involvement in construction and renovation projects
  • Response to environmental and security alarms
  • Participating in the sustainability program
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance

This position is responsible for re-engineers (designs and manufactures) equipment to meet the needs of our research environment and specific animal needs, as well as providing coverage for the Operations Manager (Staffing & Husbandry) during periods of leave will also be required for this role.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelors degree in science, an engineering discipline, business administration or related field.
  • Seven years of operations experience within a research animal facility, three of which must be in a supervisory capacity.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.

The requisition for the Operations Manager (Facilities and Equipment) is now open and applicants are invited to apply by Dec 31, 2020 at the following URL: https://staff-emory.icims.com/jobs/58861/operations-manager%2c-animal-care---facilities-%26-equipment/job.  

To confirm interest and with any questions contact Deborah Mook, DVM, DACLAM, Division of Animal Resources, 615 Michael St, Suite G02, Atlanta GA 30322; dmook@emory.edu.

Laboratory Animal Veterinarian @ University of Pittsburgh 11-17-20

The Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) at the University of Pittsburgh has an opening for a laboratory animal veterinarian at the Clinical Veterinarian (Clinical Instructor) or Senior Clinical Veterinarian (Clinical Assistant Professor) level. As a member of the DLAR leadership team you will 1) Provide clinical veterinary medical care and research support for a variety of laboratory animal species; 2) Assist DLAR supervisors with operating and maintaining animal facilities in compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures; 3) Provide collaborative guidance and support to other entities involved with the institutional animal care and use program (Clinical Veterinarian); 4) Oversee, direct, and is responsible for a defined component of the veterinary care program (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian).

Responsibilities include 1) The provision of veterinary medical care and research support to a variety of animal species in accordance with current veterinary medical practices, federal regulations, PHS Policy, and AAALAC standards; 2) The supervision, direction, and professional development of veterinary technical staff; 3) Providing guidance to research personnel on animal model and protocol development, the selection of appropriate anesthetics and analgesics, surgical techniques and procedures, pre- and post-operative care, rodent breeding colony management, and methods of euthanasia; 4) Training DLAR and research personnel on the humane care and use of laboratory animals, veterinary medical procedures and techniques, the appropriate use of veterinary equipment, occupational health and safety issues, and other topics relevant to working with laboratory animals; 5) Effective communication and collaboration that foster and maintain productive working relationships with DLAR leaders, investigators and research personnel, the IACUC, EH&S personnel, and other entities involved with the animal care program; 6) Provide oversight and direction to at least one component of the veterinary care program (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian); 7) Develop, implement, and update practices and procedures to remain current with industry and institutional practices and philosophies, and maximize efficiency and productivity (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian); 8) Active participation on the IACUC; 9) Participation in the veterinary on-call rotation.

Relevant training, experience, and skills: 1) Veterinary medical degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college or ECFVG certification; 2) Veterinary licensure in at least one of the United States, preferably PA; 3) Minimum of two years’ experience providing veterinary medical care to laboratory animals in either a post-graduate laboratory animal training program or as a full-time veterinarian in a biomedical research facility is preferred, or at least 3 years of private practice experience (Clinical Veterinarian), OR Completion of an ACLAM-approved laboratory animal training program plus a minimum of 3 years laboratory animal experience, or a minimum of 6 years laboratory animal experience without a training program, or other applicable veterinary medical specialty board certification with experience may be accepted as determined by the Attending Veterinarian (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian); 4) ACLAM Diplomate or eligibility to sit for ACLAM examination (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian); 5) Experience supervising, developing, and managing the performance of veterinary professional staff (Sr. Clinical Veterinarian).

The review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested persons should submit a letter of interest to include a statement of career objectives, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references. To apply, please go to https://www.join.pitt.edu/, under Find Positions select Faculty and search by Requisition ID 20005711. Questions can be addressed to Dr. Amy Cassano, Director of Veterinary Services and Attending Veterinarian, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources, cassano@pitt.edu.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets.

Staff Veterinarian @ Charles River- Mattawan 10-28-2020

We are seeking an experienced Staff Veterinarian  for our Veterinary Services Team at our Safety Assessment site located in Mattawan, MI.

The Staff Veterinarian  position is responsible for providing consultation, oversight, and direct support of veterinary care activities for all animals used at Charles River - Mattawan; assisting the Attending Veterinarian and IACUC to ensure compliance with animal welfare standards and regulations by AAALAC, Int., USDA, and PHSOLAW; and supporting the evaluation of test article effects by performing examinations and making assessments to interpret study effects on animals.

Preferred Qualifications for the Staff Veterinarian position include, but are not limited to:

  • DVM or equivalent degree obtained from an AVMA accredited institution with 0-5 years of relevant experience.
  • Licensure to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state, preferred.
  • USDA accreditation, preferred.
  • Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Computer skills, commensurate with Essential Functions and including ability to learn a validated system.
  • Ability to work extended hours beyond normal work schedule to include, but not limited to, evenings, weekends, extended shifts and/or extra shifts, sometimes on short notice.
  • Ability to work under specific time constraints.

Submit application here:

https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=78331&company=charlesrivP

Assistant Director of Veterinary Services, Center for Animal Resources and Education, REQ167862  

Brown University | Providence, RI 10-20-2020

SUMMARY: 

The individual in this position has administrative oversight and clinical veterinary support responsibilities on the Brown University campus and provides on-call and back up assistance to the affiliated hospitals having research programs involving the care and use of laboratory animals. Its occupant (in consultation with the Director and Associate Director of Animal Care) participates in programs of veterinary care; provides surgical support; oversees veterinary technicians and the clinical veterinarian at Brown University; assists the institution in maintaining compliance with Public Health Service (PHS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations and guidelines; provides guidance in maintaining accreditation of animal care and use programs and facilities; advises/assists Principal Investigators in the design and performance of animal care and use protocols; provides training to researchers, animal care technicians and veterinary technicians and serves on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees at Brown University. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education: 

  • Must have a degree in veterinary medicine from an AVMA accredited school.  
  • Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one US state and must become licensed in the state of RI within six months from the date of hire.  
  • Must be USDA accredited or able to obtain accreditation within six months from the date of hire. Must be able to sign international health certificates for animal exports.  
  • Must have Formal Residency training and/or six years of experience in laboratory animal medicine. Board certification by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is strongly preferred but board eligible candidates with appropriate work experience may be considered.  
  • Must have excellent interpersonal communication, leadership and management skills.  
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with faculty who have inquired about their research animals. Must be able to exchange accurate information in a professional manner using both verbal and written methods.  
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to handle multiple projects with shifting priorities and frequent, short deadlines.  
  • Must be nimble and attention detailed in order to respond to greatly varying needs in multiple locations while maintaining cohesion of purpose and presentation.  
  • Requires high level coordination with other leadership to help maintain the integrity of the total Brown University/Affiliated Hospital research effort utilizing animals.  
  • Must be able to budget time and effort effectively.  
  • This individual must work effectively with a number of people across the institution to foster and maintain high-quality animal care and use programs and facilities.  
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community  

All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to criminal background screening and education verification satisfactory to Brown. 

To apply, please use this link to directly view the position on Brown’s Career Site:  https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/job/Bio-Med-Animal-Care-Facility/Assistant-Director-of-Veterinary-Services_REQ167862

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

About Brown (Please visit our website and get to know us better at:  www.brown.edu

Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies. 

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown’s vibrant, diverse campus community consists of about 4,500 staff and faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting. 

Brown offers competitive benefits such as a generous retirement plan and education programs; details are available at:  http://www.brown.edu/about/administration/human-resources/ 


VETERINARIAN @ TULANE NATIONAL PRIMATE RESEARCH CENTER 10-28-20

The Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) is seeking applications for the position of veterinarian within the Division of Veterinary Medicine to help meet the needs of its expanding program.

The TNPRC is one of seven National Primate Research Centers and is an AAALAC International accredited facility housing approximately 5,000 nonhuman primates (NHP). TNPRC’s research program is focused on infectious disease with a concentration on the study of AIDS. Other areas of research involve emerging infectious diseases, gene therapy, biodefense, enteric disease, NHP behavior, and NHP medicine and surgery.

Responsibilities include medical and surgical care of breeding colony and research animals, provision of research support, and training of investigators, laboratory animal medicine residents, veterinary students, and technicians. The successful candidate will join a team of 6 ACLAM board certified veterinarians in the Division of Veterinary Medicine and will be provided opportunities to participate in the conduct of independent or collaborative research. 

The candidate must hold a DVM/VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in one of the 50 states. ACLAM board certification or eligibility is required. The candidate must have excellent communication skills, ability to interact positively with others with an orientation toward team science, intellectual curiosity, and demonstrated initiative toward continuous improvement.

Applications must be submitted online at https://apply.interfolio.com/77292

Tulane University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.