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Training Coordinator (Animal Care) @ FDA/HHS - National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), Division of Veterinary Services, Jefferson, Arkansas 5-14-2018

POSITION CLASSIFICATION:     FLS Exempt

SALARY:                                          45-54k

HOURS:                                            Scheduled hours may vary dependent upon contract requirements

JOB SUMMARY

The Training Coordinator is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of training programs for the animal care personnel at the National Center for Toxicological Research Center (NCTR) in Jefferson, Arkansas. Must maintain, update and create training materials. Works with supervisors and managers to ensure the animal care personnel receives required/needed training.  

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:                 

  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent. A.S/B.S. degree in biology, animal science, or similar discipline preferred.
  • AALAS Certification at the LATG Level (or achieving this certification within 1 year of employment).
  • Minimum of two (2) years relevant hands-on animal experience in a work or classroom setting.
  • Teaching and/or training experience needed.
  • Husbandry, technical, and proper clinical skills and techniques for laboratory animal species including nonhuman primates and rodents;
  • Excellent written and verbal commutations skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative and flexible team environment.
  • Perform duties with a high degree of motivation, independence, and enthusiasm
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Program development, including but not limited to: editing, brainstorming, problem-solving, writing, and giving/accepting feedback
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Husbandry, Handling, restraint and other relevant clinical skills and techniques (e.g., injections, gavage, blood collection, surgical skills) with various laboratory animal species
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative and flexible team environment
  • Perform duties with a high degree of motivation, independence, and enthusiasm

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain an effective training program that provides animal care staff with the knowledge and resources necessary to consistently perform responsibilities and expectations outlined in job descriptions without supervision. Training will include hands on classes and online e-learning modules, for animal care staff on proper animal husbandry, behavior, handling techniques, restraint, injections, and blood draws for a variety of species. Maintain components and documentation of the training program as required by federal law, IACUC and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) regulations. Identify and develop opportunities and mechanisms to prepare animal care personnel for AALAS certification examinations at the ALAT, LAT, and LATG levels.
  • Develop resource materials for a range of species and topics, including but not limited to mice, rats, non-human primates, aquatics, anesthesia, analgesia, asepsis, suturing and surgical techniques, in support of training classes or online modules.
  • Schedule and conduct training activities in the appropriate format, setting and frequency based on the purpose of the training and the targeted audience.
  • Observe animal care personnel performing procedures in the animal facility to assess the level of skill and proficiency, effectiveness of training, identify and correct gaps in training, and identify new training opportunities. Ensure that animal care and support staff assigned to each position are trained and proficient in such a way that the work is accomplished in accordance with SOPs and facilities policies. Follow-up with unfulfilled training requirements and deficiencies. Provide necessary retraining and cross training where and when needed. Prepare reports of findings to management with recommendations on retraining and improvement
  • Develop and implement processes and procedures to document and track company provided training activities for animal care personnel in a secure but easily retrievable location and format.
  • Work with the Behaviorist and Clinical Veterinarian to develop, train, and implement a positive reinforcement training program for nonhuman primates.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Occasionally – Climbing, Stooping, Kneeling

Often – Reaching, Standing, Sitting, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Talking, Hearing, Seeing             

Lifting/Moving Requirements – Minimum of 50 pounds

ENVIRONMENTAL/Working CONDITIONS

Work is performed mainly indoors in a laboratory environment and/or in an animal care, barrier facility, surgical or test procedure facility, diet/water prep facility, or animal housing/bedding cleaning and prep areas.  Work may require use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in both areas.  Work area may be prone to hot and humid conditions, and subject to objectionable odors, aerosols, dust, animal dander, and noise. 

Candidates should submit their resumes to:

Address:  The Bionetics Corporation, 101 Production Drive, Ste. 100, Yorktown, VA 23693, Attn: Susan Hayes

Email:  staffing@bionetics.com

Fax:  757-952-3700

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:  Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

 Employability in the U.S. and pre-employment drug screen required.

 

Behaviorist-Nonhuman Primates @ FDA/HHS - National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), Division of Veterinary Services, Jefferson, Arkansas 5-14-2018

POSITION CLASSIFICATION:     FLS Exempt

HOURS:                                            Scheduled hours may vary dependent upon contract requirements

SALARY:                                          36K-45K                                                          

JOB SUMMARY:

The Bionetics Corporation is seeking a Nonhuman Primate Behaviorist to join our life science team at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) in Jefferson, Arkansas. This position participates in an integrated program of animal care and environmental enrichment, animal care, and veterinary staff members. The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of tasks related to the implementation and refinement of the Environmental Enhancement Plan for nonhuman primates and other species, such as recommending and distributing environmental enrichment to promote psychological well-being, and assisting with social housing, animal training, and evaluating individual behavioral intervention plans.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:          

  1. Minimum of B.S. degree in ethology, biological psychology, biological anthropology, zoology, behavioral biology, or related field.
  2. Prior experience in a similar position is desired.
  3. Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with a wide variety of personnel.
  4. Must be committed to service as a member of an animal care team that integrates behavioral well-being with effective biomedical science.
  5. Experience with nonhuman primates and other laboratory animal species, especially rodents and zebrafish is desirable.
  6. Must possess knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local regulations governing Animal Care/Diet Preparation facilities.
  7. Proficient with MS office software (i.e. Word, Excel, etc.)
  8. Good knowledge of both spoken and written English.
  9. Must be a legal resident of the United States.                  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Observe and document behavior in the nonhuman primate colony. 
  • Trains the nonhuman primate staff on normal and abnormal behaviors in Rhesus and Squirrel monkeys.
  • Organizes and performs technical duties, such as the preparation, maintenance and distribution of enrichment materials, devices and equipment. 
  • Assists in conducting behavioral research that evaluates environmental enrichment. 
  • Record results of studies, compiles and analyzes data. Assist in the oversight of the NHP colony health, including health surveillance.
  • Work with the Clinical Veterinarian to develop and maintain compatible socially housed nonhuman primates within the project requirements.
  • Ensure NCTR policies and procedures are followed and keep the contract in compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations and guidelines. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Climbing, Stooping, Kneeling – Occasionally; Reaching, Standing, Sitting, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Talking, Hearing – Often.

Lifting/Moving Requirements – Minimum of 50 pounds

ENVIRONMENTAL/Working CONDITIONS

Work is performed mainly indoors in a laboratory environment and/or in an animal care, barrier facility, surgical or test procedure facility, diet/water prep facility, or animal housing/bedding cleaning and prep areas.  Work may require use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in both areas.  Work area may be prone to hot and humid conditions, and subject to objectionable odors, aerosols, dust, animal dander, and noise. 

The Bionetics Corporation is a government services contractor providing exceptional customer service to federal, state, local and commercial markets.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. This position is dependent upon contract award.

Candidates should submit their resumes to:

Address: The Bionetics Corporation, 101 Production Drive, Ste. 100, Yorktown, VA  23693, Attention:  Susan Hayes

Email:  staffing@bionetics.com

Fax:  757-952-3700

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:  Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

 Employability in the U.S. and pre-employment drug screen required.

Attending Veterinarian @ University of Kentucky 4-23-18

The University of Kentucky is seeking dynamic candidates for our Attending Veterinarian position. UK has a diverse and decentralized animal care and use program serving educators and researchers in the College of Agriculture, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the five colleges of the UK Medical Center. The Attending Veterinarian (AV) reports directly to the Vice President for Research and serves as the lead veterinarian for all animals used in research, teaching, and testing at the University of Kentucky. The AV works with the DLAR, Office of Research Integrity, and other administrators, faculty, and staff to ensure that all animals receive adequate veterinary care and that other components of the animal care programs are appropriate and compliant. In addition, the AV serves as a permanent member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Qualified candidates will be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the Commonwealth of Kentucky or eligible to be licensed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky within six months of hire. In addition, candidates must have Category II Accreditation from the National Veterinary Accreditation Program of the USDA or are eligible to obtain accreditation within six months of hire. The successful candidate should possess experience overseeing and managing research animal care program and preferably experience with agricultural and/or exotic animals.

For additional information about this exciting leadership position, please contact Mary Beth Bracken Marybeth.bracken@uky.edu 859-257-3348. The deadline to apply is May 21st, 2018.

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Veterinary Medical Officer, GS 14 @ NIOSH 4/17/18

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Health Effects Laboratory Division (HELD) of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a position for a Veterinary Medical Officer to serve as the Animal Facilities Director and Attending Veterinarian for the NIOSH/Morgantown Animal Facilities.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) degree from a college or school of veterinary medicine accredited by the AVMA, or equivalent foreign degree.
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in the U.S.
  • Experience in management of a laboratory animal program, including experience serving on an IACUC and maintaining an accredited program of animal care and use, is desired.

PERTINENT PROGRAM INFORMATION:

The NIOSH Health Effects Laboratory Division (HELD) conducts focused, basic, applied, and preventive laboratory research for controlling and preventing workplace safety and health problems.  In HELD, experimental animals are used in programs studying the disease-associated or toxic effects of hazardous materials, developing biomarkers of disease, studying body response to worksite conditions, developing models of occupational disease, and studying mechanisms that integrate cells and organ systems.  The laboratories include one of the world’s leading facilities for exposure of laboratory rodents to hazardous materials by inhalation and other routes.  The animal care and use program is accredited by AAALAC International and uses rats and mice housed in a 10,000 sq ft barrier facility staffed by ten animal care and support technicians.

Brief Statement of Duties:

  1. Serve as the Animal Facilities Director and Veterinarian for the NIOSH/Morgantown Animal Facilities
  2. Manages the day-to-day operation of the NIOSH/Morgantown Animal Facilities.
  3. Keeps abreast of current rules and standards for the care and use of research animals and conveys this information to the animal husbandry and research personnel.
  4. Responsible for providing effective veterinary care and husbandry for the laboratory animals.
  5. Serves on the NIOSH/Morgantown Animal Care and Use Committee and the CDC Animal Research Advisory Committee.
  6. Collaborates with the research staff to design, develop, and conduct independent and innovative research programs, using animal exposure and disease models, which have significant impact on the safety and health of workers nationwide.

LOCATION DESCRIPTION:

The NIOSH research campus is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, adjacent to the Health Sciences campus of West Virginia University.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For additional information contact:

Don Beezhold, PhD, Director

Health Effects Laboratory Division

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Morgantown, WV 26505

zec1@cdc.gov

Attending Veterinarian @ University of Idaho 4/5/2018

Location: Moscow

Division/College: University Research (Div)

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $94,500 to $118,126 per year

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The Attending Veterinarian (AV) is responsible for providing direct or delegated veterinary care for all animals used in research, testing, teaching, and outreach across the main University of Idaho campus and all University of Idaho satellite locations to ensure the health and welfare of animals and compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies. The AV serves as the regulatory Attending Veterinarian and a standing voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). The AV plans, develops, directs, and implements all aspects of the veterinary care program. Reporting to the Director of Research Assurances, the AV is accountable to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and is responsible for supervision of the Laboratory Animal Research Facility (LARF).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM , VMD , or equivalent degree from an AVMA -accredited institution, or certification from either the AVMA /ECFVG , AAVSB /PAVE , or other equivalent foreign graduate equivalency program.
  • Three years licensed veterinary experience, including post-graduate experience in laboratory animal care and medicine.
  • License to practice veterinary medicine in Idaho, or eligibility for Idaho licensure with the application submitted within the first 10 days of hire.
  • USDA certification for issuance of health certificates in Idaho, or eligibility for USDA certification with the application submitted within the first 10 days of hire.
  • Controlled substance registrations with the DEA and Idaho State Board of Pharmacy, or eligibility for registrations with the applications submitted within the first 10 days of hire.
  • After hour on-call availability for emergency animal care consultation and response.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong clinical, diagnostic, and surgical skills with a variety of small and large laboratory animal species.
  • Excellent knowledge of animal welfare regulations and contemporary practices in animal health, care, and use.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong managerial and supervisory skills.
  • Diplomate, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Prior veterinary experience at an academic research institution.
  • Completion of a residency in laboratory animal medicine.
  • Prior veterinary experience with farm animals, birds, aquatics, and other wildlife.
  • Experience at an AAALAC accredited institution or with AAALAC accreditation process.
  • Prior experience working with animal biosafety levels 1-3.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: SP001743P

Posting Date: 03/30/2018

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions: Preferential review of applicants to begin on April 30, 2018.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit:http://apptrkr.com/1197465

EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Director of Comparative Medicine & Attending Veterinarian @ Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation 4-3-18

In an era of growth, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF, https://omrf.org/) is building upon excellence in its animal care program and seeks exceptional individuals to apply for the position of full-time Director of Comparative Medicine & Attending Veterinarian. The Director will report to the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer and be responsible for department oversight. OMRF's Comparative Medicine Department is a vital core facilitating research with innovative practices, quality service and focused customer satisfaction. Our unique strengths also include state of the art aquatic (Zebra Fish, Xenopus), and germ-free/gnotobiotic mouse cores that are centrally operated and managed by comparative medicine. Responsibilities include providing veterinary clinical, diagnostic and surgical care for a variety of small animal models, including mice, rats, Zebrafish, frogs and the ability to adapt to new animal models as needed, managing preventive medical programs, and rederivation of genetically engineered mouse strains, providing training and consultation, and participating in IACUC activities.

Successful applicants must have a DVM from an AVMA-accredited institution and USDA Veterinary Accreditation, be eligible for licensure to practice in the state of Oklahoma and be specialty Board certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. A demonstrated advanced level of experience in managing an animal care program that supports small animal models is important. Strong leadership skills, the ability to effectively communicate, deal with diverse personalities and cultures, and familiarity with the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) accreditation processes are required. The ability to implement value added processes for efficiency in operations, train and empower staff for a team-oriented culture is strongly preferred. A desire to work collaboratively with principal investigators to enable the development of new experimental and surgical models to characterize unique transgenic, knock-out, and knock-in animals is essential.

An AAALAC accredited institution since 1971, OMRF houses unique transgenic and gene-targeted mice. Many of these animals serve as unique research models that are used by investigators nationally and worldwide. OMRF has 3 rodent vivariums plus an aquatic facility. OMRF has modernized all vivarium space and has invested more than $20 million in modern animal infrastructure since 2000.

In it’s over 70-year history, this well-funded independent research institute has grown to employ over 400 persons including more than 50 principal investigators. OMRF owned facilities currently occupy over 500,000 square feet and the present operating budget is $77 million, including $36 million in competitive grants primarily from the NIH.

OMRF (https://omrf.org/) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding and developing more effective treatments for human disease. OMRF scientists focus on such critical research areas as autoimmune disease, obesity, developmental biology, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.

OMRF offers competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and a collegial work environment while Oklahoma City offers a high quality of life (http://www.bestplaces.net/city).

Apply here: http://apptrkr.com/1194576

EOE/AA

2 Clinical Veterinarians @ University of Florida 3-9-18

The Division of Animal Care Services (ACS) at the University of Florida (Gainesville) has an opening for two faculty positions of Clinical Veterinarian. The successful candidate will join six other laboratory animal veterinarians and over 100 support staff in a diverse and dynamic, AAALAC-accredited, major research institution caring for a large variety of animals (dogs, cats, sheep, cattle, horses, mice, rats, rabbits, chickens, chinchillas, reptiles, ferrets, guinea pigs, pigs, goats, fish, frogs, etc.). The University of Florida is a major research institution with over 200,000 sq. ft. of laboratory animal facilities and over $700 million in research per year.

The Program also has an ACLAM recognized laboratory animal medicine training program with three residents.

The candidate must

  • Have a DVM from AVMA accredited institution or ECFVG certificate and license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state
  • Be board-eligible or board-certified (preferred) by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Have good computer skills with ability to maintain complex clinical vet care operating systems
  • Have excellent customer service ability with strong writing and presentation skills
  • Be able to work collaboratively with veterinary faculty, veterinary technicians within the department and academic leaders and senior research staff throughout campus

 To review the posting see Careers at UF - Job no. 506612 at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/506612/assistant-director-clinical-assistant-professor-clinical-veterinarian

Clinical Veterinarian @ University of Connecticut 2-26-2018

The University of Connecticut invites applications for a Clinical Veterinarian to join our Animal Care Services Team.  Under the general direction of the Attending Veterinarian, the clinical veterinarian has responsibility for the day–to-day management of veterinary care and animal use, including, but not limited to the following programmatic areas: veterinary care, regulatory compliance, education, training and research.  This position provides support for the animal care and use programs on both the Storrs and UConn Health campuses.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists with the management of a diverse, campus-wide animal care and use program.
  • Provides clinical and surgical veterinary care.
  • Works with the investigators to identify specific needs for animal care and as needed, provides assistance in the design and execution of specific procedures.
  • Keeps abreast of new technology advances in the care and treatment of laboratory animals and provides in-service training to staff and other research personnel.
  • Maintains preventative health programs that may include species-specific quarantine, sentinel programs, and annual health examinations.
  • Serves as an alternate member of the IACUC.
  • Supports the Attending Veterinarian in ensuring compliance with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Welfare Act and Regulations, National Institute of Health (NIH) Guidelines, AAALAC International accreditation requirements and other applicable policies, regulations, and guidelines. 
  • Provides on-call service on a rotating basis.
  • Performs other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. DVM or VMD.
  2. Current or previous license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one U.S. state and able to obtain licensure in Connecticut within one year of hire.
  3. Clinical experience in the field of laboratory animal medicine.
  4. Familiarity with the AAALAC accreditation process.
  5. Ability to work professionally, cooperatively, and effectively with a diverse workforce such as: faculty, technicians, animal care workers, students, inspectors, regulators, and veterinarians.  Superior interpersonal skills are essential.
  6. Must be able to be on-call for weekends on a rotating basis, and occasional holiday work is required.
  7. An annual vaccination against influenza is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. DVM or VMD from an AVMA accredited institution.
  2. Completion of postdoctoral training in laboratory animal medicine or equivalent experience.
  3. Board Certification or eligible by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  4. Experience working in a research intensive academic setting.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full time, 12 month position with an excellent benefits package. This position is categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff.  The successful candidate must be willing and able to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations.

TO APPLY

Applications must be submitted through the UConn Jobs website: https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/ (under Staff Positions), and should include a detailed curriculum vitae, preferred contact information, and the names and contact information for three (3) references.  Review of applications will begin immediately.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search #2018397)

For confidential inquiries or additional information please contact:

Laurie Pudlo, MPS HRM

Administrative Manager

Office of the Vice President for Research

University of Connecticut

laurie.pudlo@uconn.edu

860-486-4247

https://research.uconn.edu/careers/

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 11, 2018.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.