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Veterinarian Position @ University of Pittsburgh 1-15-2020

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 200000094. 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.

Laboratory Animal Veterinarian @ Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN 12-30-19

Mayo Clinic is seeking a Laboratory Animal Veterinarian for a Faculty Position in the Department of Comparative Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. The Department of Comparative Medicine supports a wide variety of biomedical research programs including transgenic rodent projects and translational large animal models involving surgery and advanced imaging. Animal programs and facilities are AAALAC-accredited.
 
Duties will include providing clinical laboratory animal care to a wide range of species, consulting with investigators from multiple disciplines, assuring regulatory compliance, and participating in the administration of the established programs. Educational responsibilities include teaching graduate students, training animal support staff, and delivering didactic and hands-on clinical training to laboratory animal residents enrolled in an ACLAM-recognized training program.  Opportunities exist for involvement in the direction of the residency program and research mentorship.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a DVM or VMD degree from an AVMA-accredited school of veterinary medicine and a license to practice in at least one state. ACLAM board certification/eligibility is required.  Ideal candidates have a strong background in the provision of perioperative care to laboratory animals, delivery of health care to rodents,
Mayo Clinic is ranked as the best hospital in the nation for 2018-2019 by U.S. News and World Report. We are the largest integrated, multidisciplinary academic medical center in the world with comprehensive programs in medical education and research that span across three group practice sites. We support a vibrant and diverse research enterprise, with programs in basic, translational, clinical, and population sciences. In 2018, the institution received over $490 million in extramural research awards, supplemented with over $330 million of institutional support. Mayo Clinic has a large number of world class faculty. Laboratories and shared resource facilities are state-of-the-art, including those for microscopy and imaging, cell and molecular biology, animal models, biomedical engineering and mathematics, materials testing, a Medical Genomics Facility, a Mouse Modeling Facility, Molecular and Microscopic Core Facilities, and unique Human Disease Tissue Banks. Mayo Clinic supports innovation and has a wealth of resources available – including an integrated EMR. We offer a highly competitive compensation package with sustained intramural funding, capital equipment funding, technical and computational resources, and exceptional benefits.

Applications should include a CV (with bibliography), statement of professional interests and goals, and the names/contact information of 2 references.  Apply here: https://jobs.mayoclinic.org/jobs/laboratory-animal-veterinarian-126863br

Specific questions related to the posting should be directed to:

Thomas R. Meier, DVM, MBA Dipl. ACLAM
Chair, Department of Comparative Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Email: meier.thomas@mayo.edu

Benefit Eligible: Yes

Schedule: Full Time

Telecommute/Telework: No

Site Description:  Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

Assistant Veterinary Specialist (Posting Number: F22191) @ University of Arizona 12-11-19

Exciting faculty position in our fast growing animal care program!

The University of Arizona’s University Animal Care is seeking an Assistant Veterinary Specialist. This is a Continuing-Eligible position at the Assistant Veterinary Specialist rank. The incumbent reports to the Director and participates in the preventive health care and clinical veterinary medicine programs for vertebrate laboratory animals, with emphasis on rodent and large animal (pig, sheep, NHP) models, anesthesia, analgesia, and surgical support. The incumbent also: participates in training related to animal care and use; oversees assigned animal facilities; consults with investigators on animal model selection, anesthetic/analgesic regimens, and IACUC protocol development; performs primary or veterinary review of IACUC protocols; provides UAC representation on University committee(s) relevant to the animal care and use program; and participates in departmental management decisions, university service, teaching and research.

University Animal Care (UAC) manages multiple centralized animal facilities at the University of Arizona and oversees the campus wide animal care and use program. UAC provides assistance to scientists, physicians, staff, and students who have received Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval to perform research, testing, or educational studies on animal subjects. UAC ensures humane and appropriate animal care and use by providing for the animals’ daily needs, veterinary care, and monitoring the use of the animals by principal investigators, technical personnel, and students.

With more than $687 million in research and development dollars from federal, state, and private sources. The University of Arizona currently ranks #1 in astronomy and astrophysics research and #22 overall in research funding among U.S. public institutions. With world class faculty in fields as diverse as astronomy and space exploration, plant science, biomedical science and biotechnology, anthropology, Native peoples, business, law, philosophy, music, and dance, the UA is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities. The University’s main campus is situated in the heart of Tucson, a city of over 1 million people surrounded by mountains and the high Sonoran Desert, boasting a distinctive southwestern feel with more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

The UA today has over 45,000 students, and nearly 15,600 employees and is home to two medical schools. The main campus encompasses more than 350 acres in a park-like setting nationally recognized as an arboretum due to the diverse collection of arid-lands species from throughout the world. The University of Arizona offers a broad range of educational programs and support services that attract an excellent and diverse student body. The University of Arizona has earned the designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution from the U.S. Department of Education for our success in the enrollment of Hispanic students, and is one of an elite few that is also an AAU and Research 1 university.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please see: whyua.arizona.edu/

To apply, complete the application at: www.uacareers.com, search posting number:  F22191

Associate Director, Veterinary Resources/Institute Veterinarian  @ Southwest National Primate Research Center and Texas Biomedical Research Institute 12-9-19

Texas Biomedical Research Institute is one of the world's leading independent biomedical research institutions in lifestyle and infectious disease research. Texas Biomed’s research includes advances in the fight against infectious diseases impacting our communities around the world, including AIDS, TB, hepatitis, malaria, hemorrhagic fever viruses, parasitic infections and many other infectious diseases.  Additionally, the Institute studies co-morbidities of infection and vulnerable populations, such as the very young, the elderly, and those suffering from cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders.  Each year, Texas Biomed scientists are engaged in more than 200 research projects and publish well over 100 articles in international scientific literature.

Texas Biomed partners with hundreds of researchers and institutions around the world to further infectious disease research.  Texas Biomed is a member of the Southwest Research Consortium and works in partnership with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the Southwest Research Institute, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Trinity University, San Antonio.  Furthermore, it is a member of the Association of Independent Research Institute (AIRI), a nationwide association of independent, not-for-profit research institutes conducting peer-reviewed applied research in biomedical and behavioral sciences.

Since its founding in 1941, the Texas Biomedical Research Institute has gained worldwide recognition in scientific and academic communities for utilizing innovative thinking, creative problem solving, and cutting-edge technologies to advance global human health.

Job Summary - Requisition 11

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, VETERINARY RESOURCES/INSTITUTE VETERINARIAN

Under new leadership, Southwest National Primate Research Center and Texas Biomedical Research Institute located in San Antonio, Texas are seeking an Associate Director, Veterinary Resources/Institute Veterinarian to be responsible for ensuring appropriate veterinary care and regulatory compliance consistent with Standard Operating Procedures and in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act and The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing and effectively leading the veterinarian staff ensuring optimum animal care and superior staff performance.  Duties include managerial oversight of animal resources maintained by the SNPRC.  Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships while providing and ensuring veterinary care and regulatory compliance.  Ensuring full integration of veterinarian personnel at all levels to ensure optimum efficiency in processes and procedures.  Empowering colleagues to take responsibility for their job tasks and holding individuals accountable for fulfillment of job duties.  Fostering a spirit of teamwork and unity among veterinarians that allows for open dialogue and cohesiveness to resolve issues.  Creating a workplace culture that is consistent with the core values, mission and vision of the Institute.  Providing effective performance feedback through recognition and coaching techniques.  Maintaining transparent communication and ensuring that pertinent information is appropriately communicated at all levels.  Working closely with the SNPRC Director and the existing Associate Director of the Research Resources in preparing base grant renewal applications and progress reports, as well as grant applications for construction, renovation, and primate resource development.  Working with the Institutional Official and IACUC to ensure animal welfare at Texas Biomedical Research Institute.  This includes but is not limited to implementation of the preventative health program, disease surveillance and prevention, administering analgesics and anesthetics, participating in the DEA controlled substance program, surgical and post-surgical care of research animals, diagnosis and treatments of diseases.  (https://www.snprc.org).

Requirements for this position are: Candidates must possess a D.V.M. /V.M.D. degree from AVMA accredited university, valid license to practice in the United States and USDA accreditation or be able to become USDA accredited. Requires ten or more years of primate clinical medicine experience. A minimum of five years of management experience required.  Preferred: Formal training and board certification in laboratory animal medicine. Preferred candidate is licensed in the state of Texas and able to obtain a DEA license. Proficient computer skills (Microsoft, Excel), technical writing skills, knowledge of review and development of study protocols, knowledge of regulatory requirements.

This is a full-time salaried (exempt) position. Texas Biomed business hours are Mondays through Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Texas Biomed is committed to a drug-free workplace.  Pre-employment drug screen is required.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, AD&D, and long-term disability insurances. Educational assistance program, paid holidays, vacation, sick/emergency leave, retirement plan.

Apply online athttps://txbiomed.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home?c=txbiomed. A completed application packet is a requirement for all positions. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status

  • Creating the TIDES of Change in Bioscience
  • Teamwork | Integrity | Diversity | Excellence | Safety

Director - Tenured Faculty Position@ Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 12-9-19

The MIT Division of Comparative Medicine, in partnership with the MIT Department of Biological Engineering, invites applications for Director at the tenured faculty level, with a start date of 1 July 2020 or a mutually agreeable date thereafter. Applicants should hold a DVM from an AVMA accredited veterinary school by the beginning of employment, with demonstrated expertise in a discipline that applies molecular/cellular bioscience to any area.  Research focus areas may include the study of the microbial/host interface in health and disease with interests in microbial pathogenesis, microbiome bioinformatics, immunology, oncogenesis, or pathobiology. The selected candidate will develop and sustain an extramurally funded research program and supervise graduate and postdoctoral fellows. There will also be the opportunity to teach graduate and undergraduate classes if desired. Importantly, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to expand an already world-class program in comparative medicine.

The Division of Comparative Medicine has three basic missions: research, education and the provision of managing and overseeing a comprehensive animal husbandry, clinical, and diagnostic program for all research animals maintained at MIT. The Director will provide direction and administrative coordination to facilitate the Division’s role in providing expertise and support to investigators by enabling use of animals in biomedical research and teaching; to conduct grant funded research and develop animal models pertinent to biomedical research; and to provide postdoctoral training to veterinarians seeking careers in biomedical research; develop scientists within the Division who can successfully compete for grants.

The Division, consisting of approximately 180 personnel, has centralized administrative responsibility for all AAALAC accredited facilities, consisting of 193,000 square feet on the MIT campus. This responsibility underlies the overall commitment of the Institute in providing a comprehensive animal care and use program.

Candidates must register with the BE search website at http://be-fac-search.mit.edu, and submit application materials electronically to this website. Candidate applications should include a description of professional interests and research goals, as well as indicating emphasis areas for teaching if desired.  Applications should include a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three or more references who will provide recommendation letters if requested.  References can be submitted directly via the http://be-fac-search.mit.edu website. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning the 15th of January 2020.

Questions may be directed to:

Prof. Angela Belcher

Head, Department of Biological Engineering

MIT 16-343

Cambridge MA  02139

bedh@mit.edu 

MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Clinical Veterinarian (Comparative Medicine) - 00BHX @ National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 12-3-19

Position Description

National University of Singapore (NUS) Comparative Medicine (CM) is looking for a motivated and forward thinking veterinarian to join our AAALAC-International accredited animal care and use program, in an Asia’s Top University.

CM supports broad variety of research activities with diverse of species, in a number of facilities including ABSL-3, ABSL-2, rodents barrier, aquatic, large animals, and state of the art CM managed imaging and surgery facilities’ and serves a campus wide animal care and use program. 

The successful candidate will join a team of 7 veterinarians (share duties with 5 other Clinical Veterinarians). Duties and responsibilities include provision of clinical, preventative  and emergency medicine  for research and teaching animals at NUS; hands-on training for animal handlers and users; review of research protocols  and other duties, as alternate member of the IACUC; routine rounds of facilities where animals are housed or used; development of standard operating procedures for veterinary related functions and to assist the researchers; provide support for surgical procedures including anesthesia, surgery, and post-operative care; support for imaging (MRI, CT, PET/CT, C-arm, ultrasound, x-ray, IVIS); health monitoring/ sentinel testing programs; and animal import and export.

NUS offers a substantial benefit package and leave (vacation/ academic/ child care/ parental, etc.). CM supports veterinarian professional development and opportunities to attend local/ regional/ international continuing education, scholarly activities, and research collaboration. 

Requirements

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (or equivalent)
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in veterinary clinical practice of medicine and surgery, or in the field of laboratory animal medicine
  • AVS (The Animal and Veterinary Service, NParks, Singapore) licensed, or eligible to be licensed https://www.nparks.gov.sg/avs/animals/animal-health-and-veterinarians/veterinary-licensing/veterinarians
  • Must possess effective interpersonal skills with good written, verbal, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate an ability to train, motivate, and supervise both laboratory animal technicians, as well as research staff
  • Good knowledge of the Singapore NACLAR guidelines, PHS policy, Guide to the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and other applicable regulations and guidelines governing laboratory animal care and use

Preferred Qualifications or Experience:

  • Board Certified in Laboratory Animal Medicine in an asset
  • Completion of a residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine is an asset
  • Other preferred qualifications include but not limited to experience in pathology, large animal models of medicine, and surgery (particularly non-rodents models), and/ or imaging;
  • Experience working in the animal care and use program in research/ teaching/ training, especially with wide range of species

For more details information and to apply, please visit 

https://nuscareers.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=00BHX&lang=en#.Xb-KaUy0VLU.mailto

Job number: 00BHX

Job Field: Executive and Administrative

If you have any enquiries regarding this position, please contact Dr. Yasmina Paramastri, Deputy Director/ Head of Veterinary Services, at yasmina@nus.edu.sg or call (65) 6601 5467.

Research Veterinarian  @ RxGen, Inc., St. Kitts, West Indies 12-3-19

Job Description

DVM to provide veterinary care, physiologic evaluations and surgical and non-surgical procedures associated with sponsored preclinical study execution and research and development activities.  The position requires clinical experience with nonhuman primates, proficiency in qualitative and quantitative clinical evaluations and competency with surgical techniques and the acquisition of new procedural skills.   Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining and advancing the facility veterinary program and health and welfare of the facility colony, including proper study recruitment, preventative medicine, veterinary care, health record maintenance, husbandry, health surveillance, and use of in vivo models in biomedical research.
  • Contributing to the maintenance of facility SOPs and in-depth knowledge thereof and associated training.
  • Contributing to the maintenance of facility good laboratory practices (GLPs) and AAALAC credentials.
  • Engaging in client, inspector and vendor interactions.
  • Ensuring subject recruitment criteria for surgery enrollment are defined and met, and a perioperative and post-operative animal care plan is defined and implemented.
  • Conducting and documenting protocol specified surgical and non-surgical procedures and acquiring and applying new procedural and clinical management skills.
  • Remaining informed of, and responsive to, regulatory changes.
  • Contributing to the surgical/procedural and post-procedural care components of IACUC protocols, amendments and renewals.

Education/Experience Requirements

  • DVM, preferably with 3 or more years of clinical experience in an academic or industry setting
  • Laboratory experience working with in vivo models, preferably including primate translational models
  • ACLAM/ECLAM Board certified considered a plus

Send applications to:

Matthew Lawrence - mlawrence@rx-gen.com

Ben Culp - bculp@rx-gen.com

Assistant Professor, Clinical Veterinarian @ Penn State College of Medicine 11-25-19

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 residents, veterinary technicians, veterinary pathologist, and biomedical researchers. Responsibilities include: (1) providing health care for the department's rodent barrier facilities and professional services to research personnel in a multi-species AAALAC-accredited laboratory animal program; (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.

To be considered for this position, all applicants need to apply online at https://apptrkr.com/1720609.

The campus location is the College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of 3 references.

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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.

Clinical Veterinarian @ The Ohio State University 11-25-19

The Ohio State University, Office of the Attending Veterinarian (OAV) within the Office of Research, and the College of Veterinary Medicine are seeking to hire a full-time veterinarian for a clinical track faculty position with primary clinical responsibility for a variety of species including rodents, swine, rabbits and various exotics used in biomedical research and teaching.  The Ohio State University has established a centralized veterinary care program (OAV) supporting both agriculture and biomedical animal care and use at the institution. The successful candidate will join a team of six other veterinarians in the OAV, and will have responsibility for supporting the Rodent Medicine and Surgery program for our biomedical research activities primarily supporting researchers in the Health Sciences (Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Allied Medicine, and Public Health).   

In addition, the position provides clinical care and outreach to investigators and research staff, clinical support for a wide variety of species, serves as a liaison to animal care, research, and IACUC staff, and participates in the veterinary curriculum to include teaching in the professional program and graduate education of the College of Veterinary Medicine. The successful candidate must be highly motivated, be able to work in a multi-location research support program, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a strong background in rodent medicine and surgery.  The Health Sciences complex is located on the main campus of The Ohio State, and is ideally located in an economically and culturally vibrant metropolis. 

Qualifications: DVM/VMD from an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine and current veterinary license in the United States. Completion of an ACLAM certified laboratory animal medicine training program or experience commensurate with ACLAM board-eligibility is preferred.  Experience and competence in rodent surgery is strongly desired. The successful candidate will be appointed to a clinical track faculty position in Veterinary Preventive Medicine (50%) and an administrative appointment in OAV (50%).  Salary and appointment level will be based on training and experience.

Review of applications will begin January 6, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae, including the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three pertinent references to:

     Chair of OAV Search Committee
     The Ohio State University
     Room 111 Wiseman Hall
     400 W 12th Ave.
     Columbus Ohio 43210

or   ularinfo@osu.edu

The Ohio State University is an Equal opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor (WOT) - Department of Comparative Medicine @ University of Washington 11/22/2019

Location

Seattle, WA

Open Date

Nov 20, 2019

Description

Assistant Professor

Department of Comparative Medicine, University of Washington

The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) at the University of Washington School of Medicine invites applications for a laboratory animal veterinarian and scientist in a full-time position as 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 June 1, 2020.  Responsibilities of this position will involve research (50%), and veterinary medical, regulatory, surgical, and teaching/scholarly activities (50%).  Participation in clinical care of all laboratory animal species, with weekend and holiday work is required. Responsibility for mentoring of veterinary residents in regulatory medicine is required.

Candidate will oversee, guide and teach veterinary technicians and laboratory animal residents in the clinical, regulatory, and surgical care of a wide variety of laboratory animal species in both informal and didactic settings. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. A successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent research program including preparation of independent and collaborative grants and manuscripts, and teaching and mentoring of graduate students and fellows.

The DCM has a faculty of 45 primary, clinical, and affiliate veterinarians and scientists who have diverse training and expertise in laboratory animal biology and medicine, veterinary pathology, surgery, internal medicine, and aquatics. 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 and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the United States.  Candidate must have experience in laboratory animal medicine and board certification or eligibility in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is strongly preferred.  A PhD or foreign equivalent preferred but not required or other advanced research training. Candidate must have demonstrated research knowledge and experience as shown by having past and current relevant research publications independent and/or collaborative grants relating to the area. Candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Candidate must have experience as a laboratory animal veterinarian.

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit the following via Interfolio:

Letter of intent 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).

Assistant Director, Veterinarian - Division of Animal Resources (DAR) 10-22-2019

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an Assistant Director, Veterinarian (90%) to provide support in the daily operation of the veterinary care program and the facility management of laboratory animal facilities maintained in the DAR and as a Clinical Track Assistant Professor (10%) to assist in the delivery of the professional veterinary curriculum in the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) For more information on DAR, please visit http://research.illinois.edu/regulatory-compliance-safety/dar and for more information on CVM, please visit http://vetmed.illinois.edu. A DVM degree or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary school and a minimum of two years clinical experience required. For full position announcement including qualifications and application requirements, please visit https://jobs.illinois.edu. Apply by December 11, 2019 for full consideration.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. 

Illinois is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled - www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

10/22/2019

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

Office of Research Services

Division of Veterinary Resources

Join us on the edge of discovery as the Chief of the Veterinary Medicine Branch (VMB), Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR). The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s largest medical research facility, has a challenging position available that requires leadership and expertise in laboratory animal medicine. The VMB: (1) provides medical care to research animals and technical support to Investigators utilizing animals; (2) consults and collaborates with the intramural community and their veterinary staff on the veterinary aspects of protocol design; (3) provides oversight of animal imports into NIH facilities while maintaining biosecurity of existing colonies; (4) provides a pharmacy for the NIH laboratory animal community; and (5) manages and maintains a centralized surgical, intensive care and diagnostic imaging service for NIH intramural animal protocols.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the VMB in DVR-managed facilities on the Bethesda and Poolesville campuses by planning, managing and coordinating VMB resources and clinical/technical programs to ensure high quality veterinary care, research support, regulatory compliance, and AAALAC accreditation.  Oversight of the VMB includes work with scientific investigators, veterinarians, veterinary and research support technicians, other DVR team members, and administrators.  The VMB Chief must possess leadership skills to guide a large team and program to effectively support the NIH intramural research mission.  The VMB Chief works with and reports to the DVR Director to ensure the success of the mission of DVR: “…to contribute to the advancement of NIH biomedical research mission by providing excellence in animal care and specialized research services to the support the NIH intramural research mission.  DVR is a centrally managed AAALAC accredited program that is responsive, efficient, and accountable to the NIH researchers’ needs.”

Qualifications for the VMB Chief include a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree, i.e., Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD), obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education.  Graduates of veterinary schools not AVMA accredited must have Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates certification. Candidates must be Diplomates of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) and be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.  Candidates must also have experience as a supervisor / leader of at least one component of a laboratory animal medicine program.

A base salary of up to $166,500 plus additional incentives could be offered including, recruitment bonus, payment of relocation expenses, and/or student loan repayment, all of which are dependent on candidate’s qualifications and experience. A full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave, and savings plan (401(k) equivalent).  Appointments for this position are made as Staff Scientist and are open to all sources. The duty stations for this position are Bethesda and Poolesville, Maryland.  Applications must be received by October 30, 2019.

Interested candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae (CV), bibliography, and the names and addresses of three references.

Current CV, Bibliography and References may be emailed to Dr. Jill Ascher, DVR Director at oddvrdir@mail.nih.gov                                                                              

                                   DHHS/NIH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER